Obituaries of residents & former residents of
Springside, Jedburgh, Willowbrook & districts, Saskatchewan

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ANDERSON - John Rodney, born on December 6, 1920 at Yorkton, died peacefully on November 13, 2007 at Vancouver. Rodney is survived by his wife of 61 years, Mary, son Brian (Barbara), daughter Linda (Bernie), as well as five grandchildren, three great grandchildren and sister Lilian. Predeceased by son Roger, parents Carl and Victoria, brothers Russell, Ronald, Lionel, Thorild and Wendall and sister Bernice. John Rodney was raised on a farm near Phone/Fone Hill and joined the army in September , 1939 at age 18. He served in the major war campaigns in Sicily, Italy and Northern Europe returning to farm again at Phone Hill in late 1945. He married Mary, a schoolteacher, in November of 1946. Rodney farmed, often with his brother Russell, while Mary taught school and together they raised a happy family. Throughout his life, Rodney was noted for his hearty laugh, his great good humour, and his enjoyment of the challenges and quiet simplicity of rural life. He was active in the Canadian Legion, enjoyed curling and bowling; and the great pleasure of his retirement years was golf at the York Lake Golf Course. The family would like to extend appreciation to the staff of the Bentley retirement home and to the Yorkton and District Nursing Home for the friendship and care they provided to Rodney during his residence. A service of comfort took place in Vancouver on November 17, 2007. Funeral Service along with Legion Burial Rights will take place on Wednesday, November 21, 2007 at 1:30pm in the Chapel of Christie’s Funeral Home with an interment service at the Yorkton City Cemetery.

ARNDT - Daniel Arndt was born the youngest of nine children to August and Julianna Arndt (nee Gottschalk) on December 25, 1920 on a farm west of Springside. Dan stayed on the farm with his parents until they retired and until he married Hannie Strauss June 30, 1948. Hannie and Dan were married 59 years. They farmed together. There are many fond memories of cutting down trees, picking roots and stones together as a family. There were constant changes on the farm. Dan tried hard to keep up with these changes which often brought the extra challenge of repairs which Dan did not hesitate to take on. Dan could spend long hours driving whether it was on the tractor or a family trip. Day trips to provincial parks were part of the family’s precious "vacation" memories. Other enjoyable breaks for Dan were hunting and fishing, especially the fishing trips with his sons later on in life. Dan and Hannie retired from farming in 1986 and moved into Springside. But after retirement frequent trips to the farm were still made and many more hours were spent on the tractor. Dan was predeceased by his parents, August and Julianna and seven siblings. His sister, Mary in infancy, Bill (Irma) Arndt, Martha (Harold) Humphries, Olga (Otto) Laube, Lydia (Lawrence) Pullman, Emma (Gustav) Breitkreuz, Hannah (Ewald) Besler and his sister-in-law Eleanor (Martin) Arndt. Dan leaves to mourn his death his loving wife Hannie and his children Myron (Pat) and their children Kristian, Timothy and Megan (Dan Wheldon), Eldon (Kitty) and their children James, David and Robin (Shawn Derow), Brenda (Greg Glatz) and their children Greg Jr. and Natasha, Lavern (Deb) and their children Jordan and Devin, Kendell (Jodine) and their children Ashley, Conan, Madison and Tyson, and his brother Martin Arndt along with many nieces and nephews, other relatives and friends. Dan died peacefully at the Theodore Health Centre on February 13, 2008 at the age of 87. The family thanks the staff at Theodore for the care and concern shown towards Dan in his last days here on earth. Today we celebrate Dan’s life and rejoice in the knowledge that he is in the presence of his God.

ARNDT - Martin Arndt, pillar of the community of Springside, Sask., passed away on Saturday, October 22, 2011 at the Yorkton Regional Health Centre, Yorkton, Sask. at the age of 92 years and 5 days of age. Martin was predeceased by the love of his life, Eleanor (nee Horn) and all his brothers and sisters, William, Daniel, Martha Hemrick Humphreys, Olga Laube, Emma Breitkreuz, Lydia Pullman, Hanna Besler and Mary Arndt as well as one grandson-in-law, Darren Larson. He leaves to mourn his passing, his children, Jeanette (Robert) Kriger of Springside, SK, Vivian (Fred) Chelstad of Calgary, AB and Nelson (Rosalind) Arndt of Springside, SK. He also leaves eight grandchildren, Rockford Kriger of Langley, BC, Cordell (Jennifer) Kriger of Springside, SK, Jodi (Jeffrey) Hansen of Springside, SK, Charisse (Shawn) Easter of Calgary, AB, Charlyn (Steven) Stanley of Calgary, AB, Caley (Desmond) Tse of Edmonton, AB, Jennifer Larson of Kamsack, SK and Preston Arndt of Sylvan Lake, AB. He also leaves another generation of eleven great-grandchildren to be told about their grandpa great, Grayson, Tyrel and Emily Kriger, Mackena Kriger, Jace Hansen, Teslin and Trystan Easter, Seth Stanley, Cole and Ellia Tse and Olivia Larson. Funeral Services will be held on Friday, October 28, 2011 at 1:00 p.m. from the Springside Baptist Church in Springside, Saskatchewan. The interment will follow in the Springside Town Cemetery.

AZURE - Wallace Milton, of Yorkton left his earthly world peacefully with his family by his side on Friday August 31, 2001 at the Pasqua Hospital in Regina. He was fifty two years of age. Wally was born on July 18, 1949 in Yorkton, Sask. Wally married Donna Cooney in Winnipeg, Manitoba. They lived in Winnipeg, Regina and Calgary where Wally was self-employed for many years as a drywaller in construction. Following an injury Wally returned to the Springside district where he lived on a farm. Wally loved living on the farm and raising horses. He enjoyed playing billiards and reading. Wally was always there to offer a helping hand to his relatives and friends, often without being asked. He was always very respectful of his elders and enjoyed the company of his family and friends. Wally was predeceased by his mother, Dora Azure; stepsister and brother, Pauline and Ben Brazeau. He will be sadly missed by his children, Laurie (Sherry) of Moose Jaw, Tammy Turner of Calgary, and Doralee of Toronto; three grandchildren, Courtney Skye, Sydney Dawn and Tia; brothers Laurie (Patty) of Fort Saskatchewan, AB, Arnold (Leslie) of Regina, Collin of Regina and Jerry of Yorkton, step-mother and special godmother Lillian Brazeau of Yorkton; step-sisters, Nancy (Rene), Michelle (Les); step-brothers, Laurie (Marilyn), Nelson (Sylvia) and Wayne (Cheryl); as well as numerous nieces, nephews, great niece and nephews, relatives and friends. A service of comfort followed by a wake was held Monday September 3, 2001 at the Yorkton Friendship Centre with Pastor Kenneth Hare of the Revival Tabernacle Spirit Filled Church Alive. Funeral Services were held on Tuesday September 4, 2001 from the Yorkton Friendship Centre with Pastor Kenneth Hare officiating. Nancy Shewkenek with members of the Revival Tabernacle led the congregation in the singing of the hymns Sweet By and By and What A Friend We Have In Jesus. Nancy sang a solo, Someone To Care. Ricky Flamont gave a musical tribute. The Honorary Bearers were everyone who knew and loved Wally. Interment followed in the Yorkton City Cemetery with Kelly Brazeau, Darcy Brazeau, Bobby Brazeau, Shane Brazeau, Joe Vitkauskas and Garry Pelletier as the casketbearers.

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BARABASH - Vera Marlene (nee Fron). It is with great sadness that the family of Marlene Barabash announce her passing on Wednesday, December 20, 2006 at the Yorkton Regional Health Centre. She was 54 years of age. Vera "Marlene" (nee Fron) Barabash was born on July 10, 1952, the third child of Margaret and Walter Fron. She spent her early years on a farm in the Grandview area and attended Locksley S.D. 2159 and the Grandview Collegiate. In her younger years, she had no problem finding mischief with her sisters. With five girls in the family, Marlene became a "brother" to Gerry and could be counted on to cut up Dad’s inner tubes for slingshots or tie their sister, Jeanette to a tree. Whenever they thought they were in trouble Marlene would pack a lunch of raspberry jam and bologna sandwiches (yes, together!) and run away from home! Marlene was united in marriage to Jack Barabash and together they raised three children, Sandra, Teresa and Clifford. Marlene and Jack moved frequently early in their married life following the construction trade finally settling in Springside which was their home for 22 years. Marlene always chose to find the good things in life even through some difficult times. Marlene had two great loves - her family and gardening. It’s been said that some people have a green thumb - Marlene was green to the arm pit! She was affectionately known to her family as "Peep" and was always there for them when times were tough. Never one to want much in a material sense, she had a big heart that included not only her family but those who were shut-in or lonely. Marlene was predeceased by her parents, Margaret and Walter Fron; an infant sister, Darlene; her brother, Gerry and two uncles. She will be lovingly remembered by her husband, Jack; her two daughters, Sandra and her children, Brett, Jordan, Keith, Jenna and Chase and Teresa (Merlin) and their children, Rebecca and Samantha; her son, Clifford as well as four sisters, and numerous nieces, nephews, other relatives and many good friends. A Memorial Service was held on Thursday, December 28, 2006 from Springside Town Hall with Reverend Faye Greer of Westview United Church officiating. The cremation committal followed in the Springside Town Cemetery.

BEBLOW - Anne (nee Derow), of Yorkton, beloved wife of Peter Beblow passed away peacefully, with her children at her side, Thursday, June 11, 2009. She was 89 years of age. Anne (Derow) Beblow was born on October 29, 1919, in the Whitesand district, a daughter to Alex and Palahna (nee Shumay) Derow. She grew up on the family farm and attended North Lake School in the Good Spirit Lake area. Upon completing her education, she went out to work for a farmer in the area. On November 26, 1944, she was united in married to Peter Beblow, and together they settled on a farm near Orcadia. They were blessed with four children. They retired to Yorkton in 1980. In retirement Anne enjoyed gardening, fishing, playing Bingo, and socializing with her many neighbours and friends. In 2006, Anne moved into the Queen Elizabeth Court, where she lived until her passing. She was a devoted member of St. Mary’s Church, and her faith was always a core part of her life. Anne was always a wonderful support to her family and will be dearly missed. She loved to have the family together for the holidays, and was well known for her “gramma meals”, especially the perogies and cabbage rolls. She cherished her grandchildren, and great-grandchildren. Anne was predeceased by her parents, Alex and Palahna (nee Shumay) Derow; her sisters: Mary Guderyan, Polly Hnatyshyn, and Nellie Novak, and her brothers: Bill, John, Fred, Metro, Mike, and Nick Derow. She leaves to cherish her memory her loving husband of 64 years, Peter; four children: Shirley (Edmund) Hudy of Saskatoon, Allan (Patty) Beblow of Yorkton, Andy (Sandy) Beblow of Yorkton, and Agnes (Michael) Geysen of Star City; eight grandchildren: David Beblow, Lariene (Dave) Blackburn, Craig Beblow, Tricia (Brian) Chisholm, Trevor Hudy, Teresa (Curtis) Morgan, Carla Hudy, and Curtis Geysen; and four great-grandchildren: Lucie, Brady, and Benjamin Blackburn, and Ty Chisholm; a sister, Martha Franko, a brother, Pete (Natalie) Derow; and numerous nieces, nephews and cousins. The prayer service was held Sunday, June 14, 2009 from St. Mary’s Ukrainian Catholic Church in Yorkton with Rev. Fr. Vladimir Kolpakov officiating. Requiem Divine Liturgy was celebrated on Monday, June 15, 2009 from St. Mary’s Ukrainian Catholic Church with Rev. Fr. Vladimir Kolpakov as the Celebrant. The crossbearer and epistle reader was Lariene Blackburn. David Beblow, Craig Beblow, Trevor Hudy, Curtis Geysen, William Chupa, and Dave Spelay served as the casketbearers. Interment followed at Yorkton City Cemetery. On behalf of all the grandchildren, Lariene Blackburn conveyed a tribute to grandma.

BELLA - Evelyn (nee Griffith), resident of Yorkton passed away on Saturday, September 10, 2005 at the Yorkton Regional Health Centre. She was 86 years of age. Evelyn Bella was born on June 24, 1919 on a farm in the Cherryfield district, near Willowbrook, Sask; a daughter of George and Ruth (nee Meays) Griffith. There at Cherryfield, Evelyn attended school up until grade 10, as well she attended an all girls farm camp in Saskatoon. In the late 1930's Evelyn met Steve Bella, but did not get to know each other until 1941, when they attended a dance at Banner Hall. They were engaged in November of 1942, and married on May 14, 1943 at St. Gerard's Church in Yorkton. Steve was in the Royal Canadian Army at that time and was immediately returned to Regina and then to Camp Borden in Ontario. Following his discharge in 1946, Steve and Evelyn purchased a farm near Saxon Hill, where they resided until the fall of 1949, when they moved to the Cherryfield district. In 1979, Steve and Evelyn sold the farm and decided it was time to retire. They remained on the farm until moving into Yorkton in 1982, where they had since resided. During her years on the farm Evelyn enjoyed gardening, her favorite pastimes included knitting and reading. She took an active interest in her children and grandchildren, and was proud of their accomplishments. Predeceased by her husband Steve on February 6, 1994; her parents; a daughter, Lois Sarada, and by a grandson, Curt Beck. She leaves to cherish her memory: son Douglas (Kathy) of Estevan; daughters: Carole (Don) Yakichuk of Lloydminster AB, Donna (David) Beck of Estevan, Kathy (John) Woychesko of Yorkton, Sherry (Darrell) Kozie of Yorkton; son-in-law, Leslie Sarada of Willowbrook; 15 grandchildren and 18 great grandchildren. Also two brothers: Russell (Eileen) Griffith of Yorkton, and Arthur (Florence) Griffith of Yorkton, and their families, as well as numerous other relatives and friends. The prayer vigil service was held on Monday evening, September 12, 2005 from St. Gerard's Roman Catholic Church in Yorkton. Father Basil Chomos officiated, the organist, Lorraine Lysak and psalmist Angela Heuvel led members of the parish choir and the congregation in the hymns. Son-in-law Don Yakichuk gave the eulogy. The Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated on Tuesday, September 13, 2005 from St. Gerard's Church with Father Chomos officiating. Organist, Judy Berg led the parish choir and congregation in the singing of the hymns. The psalmist was Angela Heuvel. The lay-readers were Theresa Beck and Craig Johnson, the cross bearer was Bradley Woychesko. The interment took place at the Yorkton City cemetery with Trevor Woychesko, Shawn Sarada, Kevin Beck, Darcy Yakichuk, Craig Budris and Stephen Bella serving as the casketbearers.

BENFIELD - William Thomas, of the Theodore Health Centre, passed away peacefully on Friday, February 22, 2002. He was 90 years of age. William was born on March 16, 1911 in the Springside district, a son of William and Emma (nee Alcock) Benfield. He was raised on the family farm and attended Springside School. He left school early to work on the farm, looking after cattle, pigs and horses and raising crops. William was united in marriage to Helen Lastiwka on June 17, 1945 at Theodore. They worked side by side in all aspects of the farming operation. They made the best of it even though times were tough. Willie and Helen were blessed with five children. They worked hard for their education and interests of their family and were proud of their accomplishments. Being the loving grandparents they were, the times spent with their grandchildren were cherished. After the loss of his dear wife, Willie moved to his son's family home. Later he moved to Heritage Place in Springside and since July, 2000 he has resided at Theodore Health Centre. He appreciated the love, care and friendship of all throughout the years and loved the companionship of his family and friends. He liked nothing better than a good story over a cup of coffee. Willie was a trustee for the Crossroads School district, a member of Springside United Church and the local Snow Plow Club. He loved to read, sing, play cards, set puzzles, visit with family and friends and also enjoyed a good joke. In later years he enjoyed watching hockey and baseball on television. He enjoyed the companionship of his farm dog. Willie never left far from home, but enjoyed the short sight seeing tours around the countryside. He leaves to cherish his memory his children, a son Leonard (Joyce) of Springside; three daughters, Elaine (Louis) Lahosky of Theodore, Vi (Elwyn) MacLean of Grenfell and Joyce (Lyman) Morrison of Saskatoon; grandchildren, Allan Lahosky, Carla (Kelly) Madsen, Candace (Wayne) Dixon, Tanya (Brad) Speidelsbach and Charlotte and Denise Benfield; great-grandchildren Brendan Madsen, Doniven and Meghan Dixon and Jordyn Speidelsbach; a sister Emma Tairney; nephew Jack (Maxine) Tairney and niece Yvonne (Frank) Mostyn, all of St. Albert, AB, plus numerous relatives and friends. Besides his parents, Willie was predeceased by his wife Helen in 1986, daughter Sharon in 1983, brothers, John in 1926 and Ernest in 1999, sister Alice Brown in 2002 and several sisters-in-law and brothers-in-law. A quiet man by nature, a true man of the land and a great friend to all...we will truly miss him. Funeral services were held on Monday afternoon February 25, 2002 from the Springside United Church with Rev. Mary Jane Allan officiating. Jean Laube and Thelma Gillis were the organist and pianist leading the church choir and congregation in the hymns Make Me A Channel Of Your Peace, In The Garden, Abide With Me, Bringing In The Sheaves, and Go In Peace. All those that knew and loved William were Honourary Bearers. The interment followed in the Springside Town Cemetery with Elwyn MacLean, Louis Lahosky, Allan Lahosky, Bradley Speidelsbach, Wayne Dixon and Dean Lastiwka serving as Casket Bearers.

BENJAMIN - Byron Beryl. The family of Byron Benjamin announce his passing on Sunday, June 3, 2007 at the Yorkton & District Nursing Home. He was 87 years of age. Byron Beryl Benjamin, son of William and Lillian (nee Holcomb) Benjamin, was born on September 13, 1919 in Dundurn, Saskatchewan. Byron was a man of many talents. He proudly served his duty overseas during World War II. His occupations varied from work at Palm Dairies, operating a "cafe", owning a men’s wear store, to house construction. His life passion was horses. Another passion was his sweetheart, Dorothy Profit, whom he married on November 17, 1993. Byron was predeceased by his parents, William and Lillian Benjamin; his brothers, William, Albert and Seymour Benjamin; his sisters, Melvina Comeault, Altha Upshall, Laura Harwold and Lucille Dalke. Byron is survived by his wife, Dorothy, her children and their families; his sister, Roberta Tamke as well as numerous nieces, nephews, other relatives and good friends. Funeral Services were held on Wednesday, June 6, 2007 from the Chapel of Christie’s Funeral Home with Jane Jupe of Theodore United Church officiating. The organist, Mrs. Thelma Gillis, led the congregation and members of the Theodore United Church choir in the singing of the hymns. Eulogists, Clark Anderson and Maxine Boyle shared memories and tributes to Byron’s life. The interment service followed in the Dundurn Hilltop Cemetery in Dundurn, Saskatchewan with Gary Evans, Kris Profit, Brett Profit, Bob McCracken, Clint Unrau and Dan Precourt serving as casket bearers.

BERRNS - Jared Brian Berrns, beloved son of Brian & Judy Berrns of the Springside district passed away suddenly on Thursday, February 10, 2011 from complications resulting from Type 1 Diabetes. Jared was born on November 30, 1980 at the Yorkton Regional Health Centre. He attended school in Springside until Grade 6, Yorkdale from Grades 7 - 9 and the Yorkton Regional High School for grades 10 - 12. After high school he attended Heinz Institute in Saskatoon and the Medicine Hat College of Visual Communications.Jared was united in marriage to Dana Sparrowhawk in February 2006 at Puerto Vallarta, Mexico. Over the years Jared was involved in many activities including hockey, baseball and school curling, was a member of the Springside Beef 4-H Club, played trumpet in the school band, and was a very proud member of the YRHS Gridder Raiders Football Team. Music was a very big part of his life - he enjoyed all types of music and kept up with all the latest groups. He made a point of not only knowing the music but also the history of the people who composed it. Jared taught himself to play the drums and most recently the guitar. Jared was also fascinated by movies and the movie industry remembering every detail of every movie he ever saw. He saw the humour in life and idolized people such as George Carlin and Russell Brand. He was always ready with a smile and loved to make people laugh. Over the years, his passion for technology, especially computers became a major part of his life. He spent countless hours online, researching, learning, gaming, visiting with people from all over the world to satisfy his thirst for knowledge. Jared's friends were very important to him. He tried to keep track of his school friends and was so proud of their accomplishments. He valued all of the friendships that he formed during his life. Jared was predeceased by his grandparents, Lester & Katie Frederickson of Theodore, and his grandmother Doreen Berrns of Springside. Jared leaves to cherish his memory his parents, Brian & Judy (Frederickson) Berrns, his older brother Derek, and his wife Rochelle (Husulak) and their son Hayden. He also leaves to mourn his passing his grandfather Gordon Berrns of Springside, his aunts and uncles, Bruce & Diane Frederickson of Theodore, Grant Frederickson of Theodore, Brenda and Jim Sharp of Springside, Kevin & Donna Berrns of Yorkton, Karen Berrns and Greg Harding of Regina, Marie & Martin Brown of Yorkton, and Terry & Kim Berrns of Edmonton. Jared's cousins, who were so very important to him include Cory & Terry Frederickson and their son Eric of Regina, Lisa & Cory Richards and Jayde and Kassia of Kinistino, Carrie & Derek Seeley and Bryson of Regina, Marla & Scott Bilokreli and Kyler of Theodore, Brooklyn Berrns of Regina, Katelyn Berrns of Saskatoon, Michael & Colleen Nakonechny and Breeana of Regina, Jordan Nakonechny of Kamsack, Ashley & Tyrell Lipp of Regina, Jacob Berrns and Jensen Berrns of Edmonton. Jared will also be sadly missed by all his friends and acquaintances.

BESLER - Ewald was born in Samara, Russia and passed away at the age of 89 in Yorkton, Sask. He was raised by an elderly couple in Mecklenburg - Vorpommern, Germany, who cared for him as if he were their own son. At the age of 16, he immigrated to Canada. Two years later, Ewald invited Jesus Christ into his life as his Lord and Saviour and was baptized a short time later. On October 5, 1941, Ewald married Hannah Arndt and together they farmed in the Springside district for 39 years. In 1980 they retired to the town of Springside, enjoying many happy years together. In the year 2001 he became a resident of Anderson Lodge in Yorkton. Ewald enjoyed listening to music and playing his accordion and harmonica. In his younger years, he had a passion for horseback riding and horse racing. He was a very hard worker and an excellent provider. When farm income was insufficient, he took on extra work as a farm hand, bricklaying, and assembling machinery in a shop in Springside. He will be remembered for his great love for God, loyalty and unselfish love for his wife and children, his kind and gentle spirit and a great sense of humor. Ewald was predeceased by his loving wife and sweetheart, Hannah; his son, Lawrence; son-in-law, Edwin; his parents, Adolf and Mathilda and sister, Sara. He leaves behind his daughters, Darlene of Yorkton and Sharon (Roopchand) of Calgary; daughter-in-law, Velma of Yorkton and their children and grandchildren; brothers-in-law, Dan (Hannie) Arndt; Martin Arndt; sister-in-law, Irma Arndt; and all his friends. The Funeral Service was held on Thursday, August 3, 2006 from Springside Baptist Church with Dr. Cliff Bergman officiating. The organist, Jeanette Kriger and pianist, Kitty Arndt led the congregation in the singing of the hymns. Heidi McCallum gave a tribute and special music was sung by the trio, Dan Breitkreuz, Hannie Fichtner and Joan Schirrschmidt. The congregational song leader was Eldon Arndt and ushers were Harvey Spitzke and Bob Kriger. The interment followed in the Springside Cemetery with Kerwin Besler, Angela Dyal, Suzanne Dyal, Trent McCallum, Gail Prefontaine and Gerald Prefontaine serving as casket bearers.

BIBLOW - Lena (nee Pawliw), longtime Yorkton resident, widow of Mike J. Biblow, formerly of the Springside district, passed away peacefully on Wednesday, April 23, 2003 at the Yorkton Regional Health Centre. She was 86 years of age. Lena Biblow was born on February 1, 1917 in the Springside district of Saskatchewan; the first child born to Mike and Mary (nee Popowich) Pawliw. She was raised on the family farm and attended North Lake School. On July 15, 1937 Lena was united in marriage to Mike J. Biblow at St. Mary's Ukrainian Catholic Church in Yorkton. The couple worked side by side on their farm north of Springside, then moving north-east of Springside in 1957, and to Yorkton in 1974. The couple took great pride in family, and their door was always open to guests. Lena will be remembered for her warm smile and engaging personality. She was a genuine, caring person guided by her faith. She took great pride in the comfort of her home and garden. Following the death of Mike on May 31, 1981, Lena continued to reside and care for herself in her own home. She took great pride in maintaining her independence and only recently had been hospitalized. Besides her husband, she was predeceased by an infant daughter Adeline in 1941, sisters Annie Hnidey, Maggie Malinowski, Katherine Bednas and Sophie Pawliw. She leaves to cherish her memory her daughter and three sons; Olga and her husband Stephen Shumay of Yorkton; Dennis and his wife Lorraine of Regina; Emil and his wife Sonya of Springside; and Ivan and his wife Evelyn of Regina; 14 grandchildren, Donna, Leslie, Darlene and Darcy: Richard, Carla, Kevin, Sheri and Colin; Lynel, Lori and Michael; Michelle and Shannon; 16 great grandchildren; one great great grandchild; one brother, Bill (Olga) Pawliw of Theodore, four sisters, Nettie (John) Kerelchuk of Theodore, Olga (Victor) Karasiuk of Winnipeg, Delores Pawliw of Vancouver, and Adeline Lahoda of Calgary; as well as numerous nieces, nephews, and her many other relatives and friends. Prayer services were held on Friday, April 25, 2003 from the Chapel of Bailey's Funeral Home in Yorkton. The Requiem Divine Liturgy was celebrated on Saturday, April 26, 2003 from St. Mary's Ukrainian Catholic Church. Rev. Father Oleh Kashuba, was the celebrant. Members of St. Mary's Funeral Choir led in the singing of the responses. The crossbearer was Michelle Terry. The interment took place in the Yorkton City Cemetery with Colin, Kevin, Michael and Richard Biblow and Darcy and Leslie Shumay serving as the casketbearers. Son Dennis gave a tribute and words of thanks on behalf of the family at the memorial luncheon.

BIRO - Ruth Irene (nee Ball) of the Willowbrook district, died peacefully on November 2, 2002 at the age of 87 years - the anniversary of her wedding to George. Ruth was born on her parents' farm, on August 11, 1915. She was raised on the family farm with three older siblings (amid numerous pets) and attended school at Happy Centre. On November 2, 1938 Ruth married George Biro. They had a wonderful marriage of 34 years, working their own farm and raising six children. Widowed at the age of 57, Ruth took on new challenges like learning to drive a car, and over the next 30 years continued to learn and grow. Her family will remember her as a loving, guiding and humorous parent and grandparent, a dancer, musician, gardener, quilter and artist. She leaves to cherish her memory her children: sons Mel (Shirley) of Willowbrook, Doug (Norma) of Willowbrook; daughters: Flo Bray of Red Deer, Frances (Jim) Barnes of Calgary, Iyla (David) Ottoson of Regina and Colleen Biro of Calgary. Grandchildren: Kim Biro (Kevin), Keith Biro (Tracy), Ron Bray, Michael Bray (Dawni), Stacie Price (Darren), Kristina Barnes (Stefan) and Geoff Ottoson; three great grandchildren: Kyle Biro, Jarret Biro and Sydnie Bray. Ruth was predeceased by her husband in 1972, her father H. S. Ball in 1961, mother Florence (nee Wilder) in 1973; a sister Gracie Bolme in 1991 and brothers Edward in 1999 and Leslie. Funeral services were held on Thursday, November 7, 2002 from the Yorkton Memorial Gardens Family Centre with Faye Greer of Westview United Church Officiating. The organist was Sharon Litvanyi leading the congregation in the the Hymns. Reflections of Ruth's life were given by her daughter: Flo Bray, Frances Barnes and granddaughter Kristina Barnes. Honourary bearers were grandchildren: Kimberly Biro and Michael Bray. The interment followed in the garden of St. Matthew Yorkton Memorial Gardens with grandchildren: Ron Bray, Stacie Price, Keith Biro, Kristina Barnes and Geoff Ottoson serving as casket bearers.

BLAHEY - Bill, of Yorkton entered eternal rest on Friday, July 24, 2009 at the Yorkton & District Nursing Home. He was 85 years of age. Bill was born on July 17, 1924 in Hryhoriw, Western Ukraine; a son of Mike and Tekla (nee Kashuba) Blahey. He received his education in Ukraine. As a young man Bill went to Germany in 1942; in 1947 to England and in 1949 to Canada, settling in the Willowbrook district. In 1952 he began his career with Department of Highways where he dedicated 33 years of loyal employment. On October 6, 1956 he was united in marriage to Anne Zahacy. The couple established their home in Yorkton. Bill retired in 1987 and continued to reside in their home until March of this year when he became a resident of Yorkton & District Nursing Home. Bill enjoyed yard work, gardening and looking after his fruit trees. Predeceased by her parents, wife Anne in January of 2009 and two brothers, Steve and Alex. He leaves to cherish his memory extended family and friends. Prayers were held on Wednesday, July 29th at St. Mary's Ukrainian Catholic Church, Yorkton. Requiem Divine Liturgy was held on Thursday, July 30th, at St. Mary's Ukrainian Catholic Church with Rev. Fr. Methodius Kushko as the Celebrant. The responses were led by Ed Pindus, Colette Karapita & Parish Choir Members The crossbearer & epistle reader was Peter Baran. The interment took place in the Garden of Crucifixion at Yorkton Memorial Gardens with Roy Hanchuk, Ed Magis, Robert Horvath, John Wasylynka, Elmer Matisho and Donald Blahey serving as the casket bearers.

BLAZEIKO - Ed, of Yorkton, beloved husband of Olga passed away peacefully on Saturday, January 11, 2003 at the Yorkton Regional Health Centre as a result of a stroke at the age of 72 years. His family was by his side. Ed was born on October 26, 1930 on the family farm in the Willowbrook district; the youngest of six children, born to John and Katherine (nee Lemchuk) Blazeiko. He was raised on the family farm where he attended Centre School and later St. Joseph's College in Yorkton. Ed was united in marriage to Olga Salyn on November 15, 1958 at St. Mary's Ukrainian Catholic Church in Yorkton. This union was blessed with three children Dianne, Dale and Darren. Ed enjoyed spending quality time with the love of his life, Olga. Ed and Olga went on many winter vacations including a Caribbean Cruise. They spent many summers traveling in their motor home to various family functions and to many fairs to watch the rodeos. In his spare time Ed enjoyed fishing, camping, hunting, relaxing at the cabin at Burgis Beach and most importantly spending time with his wife, children and his grandchildren. Ed spent the better part of his life farming in the Willowbrook district until he retired from it in April 1994. Ed worked at several careers throughout his life; his last place of employment was with CAA Saskatchewan which he retired from after 15 years of service in 1995. Ed was predeceased by his parents, John in 1937 and Katherine in 1984, his sisters Stella Benko in 1990 and Annie Hull in 2002 as well as his brother-in-laws Mike Benko, Gabriel Oshanek and Metro Hull. Ed was a devoted, loving husband, father and grandpa. Ed leaves to celebrate his life, his dearly loved wife of 44 years Olga, his daughter Dianne (Corey) Berg and their children Ashley and Dylan of Churchbridge, his son Dale (Kelli) Blazeiko and their children Brianna and Brady of Yorkton, his son Darren (Lorraine) Blazeiko and their daughter Brooke of Brandon, Manitoba; his sister Mary Oshanek, his brothers Pete (Julia) Blazeiko and Mike (Stella) Blazeiko and numerous nieces and nephews and many friends. Prayer services were held on Tuesday evening, January 14, 2003 from the Chapel of Bailey's Funeral Home Yorkton. Requiem Divine Liturgy was celebrated on Wednesday morning, January 15, 2003 from St. Mary's Ukrainian Catholic Church Yorkton with Very Rev. Father Bryan Bayda as Celebrant. The Liturgy responses were sung by St. Mary's Funeral Choir. The Cross Bearers were grandchildren: Ashley and Dylan Berg, Brianna, Brooke and Brady Blazeiko with granddaughter Ashley Berg as Epistle Reader. The Honourary Bearers were Mary Oshanek, Pete and Mike Blazeiko, Ann Kindiak, Metro and Fred Salyn. The interment followed in the Yorkton City Cemetery with Dennis Benko, Tony Blazeiko, Tony and Orest Salyn, Lorne and Glen Boychuk serving as Casket Bearers. At the Memorial Luncheon reflections and remembrances of Ed's life were given by his children: Dianne, Dale and Darren. Services directed by Bailey's Funeral Home.

BLAZEIKO - Julia (nee Dubiel) widow of Pete Blazeiko of the Willowbrook district passed away on Sunday, January 24, 2008 at St. Peter's Hospital in Melville. She was eighty-seven years of age. Julia was born May 22, 1920 in Yorkton, the eighth of twelve children, born to Frank and Katherine (nee Zulyniak) Dubiel. Mom attended Maxwelton School, and there she joined the girls soft ball team, which she loved. As a young girl she occasionally helped her Sister Mary look after the children while Mary worked on the field. On October 25, 1942 mom married Pete Blazeiko at St. Mary's Ukraine Catholic church in Yorkton. After six months of marriage they moved to their own farm near Willowbrook where Julia lived until November of this past year. Here they raised two sons and a daughter. Later in the years they became foster parents and looked after many babies until they were adopted. Then came along Donnie and we knew he was here to stay and be our brother he was the last that came to our family. Mom was a very hard worker and she loved the outdoors. Milking many cows, looking after chicks (then chickens) as well as having many flowers and a large garden because maybe someone will need some. She helped a lot on the farm, stooking, picking stones, and helping dad fix machinery. She also was pretty good in carpentry, as she did a lot of changes in her old home. Mom helped all of us in one way or another even when they never had much themselves. She also worried about all her siblings, even to the end she worried about Nellie. Mom loved to play cards and bingo, especially with her special friends, the Senior's club. She also enjoyed crocheting and knitting for her children and grand children. Mom was an active member of the Willowbrook Catholic Church until it closed, then she attended St. Mary's Church in Yorkton. Julia belonged to the Willowbrook Catholic Women's League where she was a secretary and later the treasurer, in recent years she was a treasurer for the Willowbrook Senior Citizens Club. Julia entered eternal rest after a courageous three months of suffering, on Sunday January 27, 2008 at 4 a.m. at the age of eighty-seven years and eight months and five days. Mom lived for two weeks prior, in the Ituna Pioneer Lodge. Mom, we love you, rest in peace. She was predeceased by her husband Peter on January 24, 2006, her parents, an infant son Donald (1948), infant grandson Barry (1968), infant great grandson Bryton (1997), Daughter-in-law Jill (2002), brothers Claudie, Mike, Andrew, John, Joe and Sisters Agnes, Mary, Tannie, Anne. Julia leaves to mourn her passing and to cherish her memory her three children, daughter, Adeline (Larry) Markham, sons Tony and Donnie Blazeiko, grand children, Lori, Doug (Karen), Wendy (Craig), Warren (Rosie), Brenda (Dale) and Terry. Great grandchildren Braden & Riley Hackman, Rowen and Kale Blazeiko, and Megan Blazeiko; sisters Nellie Dubiel and Rose (Metro) Washek, as well as sisters-in-law Helen Dubiel, Doreen Dubiel, Olga Blazeiko, brothers-in-law Metro Washek, Fred Bohay and Mike Blazeiko. Prayer Services were held on Tuesday, January 29th, 2008 from St. Mary's Ukrainian Catholic Church in Yorkton. Requiem Divine Liturgy was celebrated on Wednesday, January 30th, 2008 from St. Mary's Ukrainian Catholic Church in Yorkton with Very Rev. Fr. Bryan Bayda as the Celebrant. Megan Blazeiko served as the crossbearer. The responses were led by Ed Pindus, with assistance from members of the Parish Choir. Wendy Markham was the Epistle reader. Honourary Bearers were members of the Willowbrook Senior Citizens Club. Interment followed in the family plot in the Garden of Crucifixion in Yorkton Memorial Gardens with Julia's grandchildren Lori Markham, Wendy Markham, Brenda Hackman, Warren Blazeiko, Terry Blazeiko and Doug Markham serving as the casket bearers.

BLAZEIKO - Peter, beloved husband of Julia of the Willowbrook district entered eternal rest on Tuesday, January 24, 2006 with his family at his side. He was 92 years of age. Peter was born on July 12, 1913 in Yorkton, the second of six children born to John and Katherine (nee Lemchuk) Blazeiko. Raised on the family farm near Willowbrook, he attended Centre School for a short time but had to quit school to help on the family farm. On October 28, 1942 Peter was united in marriage to Julia Dubiel at St. Mary's Ukrainian Catholic Church in Yorkton. After their marriage the young couple moved to their own farm near Willowbrook and raised two sons and a daughter. Peter dedicated his life to raising his family and farming. He loved the farm and had a special love for horses and looked forward to each spring when he was able to care for the new set of calves and piglets. Peter enjoyed the hard work, hauling hay, later bales, as well as being on the threshing gang going from farm to farm. He also helped with the building of the Willowbrook Catholic Church, which he was a member of, and later St. Mary's in Yorkton. Although failing eyesight due to glaucoma caused Peter's retirement, he and Julia remained on the family farm. Peter continued to care for his chickens and pigs. Unfortunately Peter's health started to fail in October, 2005 and consequently became a resident of the Yorkton & District Nursing Home - Malinowski House. Our dad took great pride in his family and was very proud of each of his grandchildren and four great grandchildren and loved all of them dearly. Even during his last days a visit from the youngest, Megan, brought a smile to his face and a gentle wave. Peter's love for the outdoors carried over into his leisure time and he was always a willing participate in a good fishing trip and was more than willing to join in on several fishing trips up north with his daughter, son-in-law and Bill Eckhardt. Always the early bird, he was the first one up, getting chips ready for the camp fire. Although Peter didn't venture too far from the family farm too often, he did cherish a trucking trip to Vancouver he had taken with his son (never admitting he was a little nervous driving with him through the mountains on the narrow winding road, even though his hands were gripping the seat). Peter was predeceased by his parents; infant son Donald (1948); infant grandson Barry (1968); infant great grandson Britton (1997); daughter-in-law Jill Blazeiko (2002); sisters, Stella (Mike) Benko (1990), Mary (Gabriel) Oshanek (2004), Annie (Metro) Hull (2002) and his brother Ed (2003). Peter leaves to mourn his passing and to cherish his memory, his faithfully devoted wife of 63 years Julia; daughter Adeline (Larry) Markham; sons Tony Blazeiko and Donald Blazeiko; grandchildren Warren (Rosie) Blazeiko, Terry Blazeiko, Brenda (Dale) Hackman, Lori Markham, Doug (Karen) Markham and Wendy Markham; great grandchildren: Braden and Riley Hackman, Rowen and Megan Blazeiko. He is also survived by his brother Mike and many nieces and nephews. Prayers were held on Thursday, January 26th at the Chapel of Bailey's Funeral Home. Terry Blazeiko shared reflections of his grandfather. Requiem Divine Liturgy will be celebrated on Friday, January 27th at St. Mary's Ukrainian Catholic Church in Yorkton with Rev. Father Methodius Kushko, as the Celebrant. The responses were led by members of St. Mary's Funeral Choir. The crossbearer was Braden Hackman (great grandson) and the epistle reader was Wendy Blazeiko (granddaughter). Serving as honourary bearers were Rowen Blazeiko, Megan Blazeiko, Riley Hackman and Braden Hackman (great grandchildren). The interment followed in the Garden of Crucifixion at Yorkton Memorial Gardens with Wendy Markham, Lori Markham, Douglas Markham, Warren Blazeiko, Brenda Hackman and Terry Blazeiko (grandchildren) serving as the casket bearers.

BORT - Henry, resident of Yorkton, beloved husband of Drusilla Bort, passed away suddenly on Sunday, September 17, 2006. He was 80 years of age. Henry Bort was born on October 31, 1925 in the Springside district of Saskatchewan; a son of Adolph and Edith (nee Kriger) Bort. He was raised on the family farm and schooled in Springside. As a young man, Henry remained at home to help his parents. On June 10, 1948 he was united in marriage to Drusilla Kaping. The couple farmed in the Springside district until 1953, when they moved to Yorkton, where they have since resided. While in Yorkton, Henry took up the sheet metal trade. He was employed at various businesses over the next thirty-three years, among them: Federal Building (1953-54), Carter Plumbing (1956-1969), Hancock Plumbing (1970-1978), Jerry's Plumbing (1978-1981), Economy Plumbing (1982-1984), and at ML Plumbing (1985 - 1986). Following his retirement, Henry kept busy by doing custodial work for the Yorkton School Unit from 1987 until his complete retirement in 1990. In 1959, Henry had been baptized and confirmed at St. Paul Lutheran Church by Pastor Propp. He had also served on Church Counsel, was a Deacon & Trustee, and enjoyed singing in the church choir. Henry also enjoyed many personal interests: a member of the Yorkton Horseshoe Club, he enjoyed sports such as hockey, pool, ball, curling, football and bowling. His hobbies included: gardening, puzzles, crafts, building bird houses, lanterns & clocks, fishing, camping, and just about anything which kept his idle hands busy. Henry was also a solid family man, he loved spending time with his grandchildren. Predeceased by his parents and all his siblings: Lawrence & Alfred Bort, Ruth Kelly, Evelyn Larson & Lorraine Nordby. Henry leaves to mourn his passing and to cherish his memory: his wife of 58 years, Drusilla; two sons: Ron (Margie) of Saskatoon, and Martin (Donna) of North Vancouver; grandchildren: Trina (Stephen) of Fort McMurray, Rhonda of Edmonton, Colton & Stephanie of Saskatoon, and Richelle (Xavier) & Kelli of North Vancouver; great grandchildren: Nolan, Joseph and Sylvie; a sister-in-law, Mildred Bort of Springside; nieces and nephews, and his many other relatives and friends. The funeral service was held on Thursday, September 21, 2006 from St. Paul's Lutheran Church in Yorkton. Rev. Fred Schneider officiated. Deb Wilkinson gave the eulogy. The organist, Carla Laycock led the congregation in the singing of the hymns. Soloist, Norm Graf sang 'Just a Closer Walk With Thee'. The interment took place in the Springside Cemetery with Richelle & Kelli Bort, Xavier Figueroa, Colton and Stephanie Inglehart and Koreen Hood serving as the casketbearers.

BORT - Mildred Clara (nee Dryer), a resident of Yorkton & District Nursing Home passed away on July 5, 2008 at Yorkton Regional health Centre. She was 79 years of age. Mildred was born January 24, 1929 the only child of Art and Clara (Stubenberg) Dryer in the Good Luck district and attended school there. Upon completing school Mildred went to work for Nygren's Café and Merrimans Café, then she worked for Stan and Lilly Evans at the Springside Telephone Company as operator, she continued to work for the Yankes as operator. From there she moved to Yorkton to work in the office at the Metropolitan store. On June 3rd, 1959 Mildred married Alfred Bort, the eldest son of Adolph and Edith Bort. Where they took over the family farm, which has been in the family since 1918. Besides working side by side with her husband hauling grain, and attending to the cattle, Mildred worked at White Spruce Radio Base as a switchboard operator. On March 26th, 1967 their son Craig was born. Mildred was an active member of the Ladies Curling Club. Mildred was baptized into the St Paul Lutheran Church in Springside, where she was later confirmed. Later Mildred and her family became members of the Zion Lutheran Church in Yorkton, where she became a very active member with the Ladies Aid, SWML and Church Historian. Mildred loved working in her flower beds and garden, she was always doing something around the yard, whether it was cutting grass, or driving the grain truck during harvest season. Mildred always found some extra time to go to the cabin, where she enjoyed being with the wildlife and going for her yearly swim in the lake. She also enjoyed the weekly suppers with her lady friends. Mildred was predeceased by her husband Alfred in 1999, and her best friend and loyal companion, her dog Jade in 2008. Mildred leaves to cherish her memory, her son Craig (Joanne Honey) of Springside and her children Damian & Riley; one sister in law, Dru Bort of Yorkton as well as numerous nieces, nephews, relatives and friends. The Christian Funeral was held on Wednesday, July 9th at Zion Lutheran Church, Yorkton with Pastor Daniel Moeller officiating, assisted by Vicar Daniel Larson. The organist, Verna Liebrecht led the congregation in the singing of the hymns. Mary Pinder, Clara Merkley, Vi Rodgerson and Mable Sharp were Honourary Bearers. The interment followed in Springside Town Cemetery with Jeff Niebergal, Clifton Christopherson, Mitch Effa, Dwayne Rathgeber, Bernie Grunert and Donny Werner serving as the casket bearers.

BORYS - Bella (nee Serediuk). It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Mrs. Bella Borys on the morning of Saturday, January 3, 2009 at the age of eighty-four years. Bella was a long-time resident of Yorkton. She was born on June 7, 1924 in the Fone Hill district to the late Mr. and Mrs. D. Serediuk. She had one sister, Mary, and two brothers, Mike and Nick. Bella was joined in holy matrimony to Mr. Nick Borys on November 25, 1942 at the Yorkton Ukrainian Orthodox Church. Bella and Nick farmed the land for many years. Life on the farm saw Bella face various challenges over the years but she was always a positive individual working hard and long to contribute to the successes of the enterprise. Her farm home was open to friends and family. In the early 1970s, Bella and her husband moved to Yorkton. Bella truly enjoyed and appreciated all the comforts of her newly-built home and her new life in the city while being employed part-time at Morris Industries Limited for a number of years prior to her retirement. Bella was a gifted woman who enjoyed many hobbies including needle point, crocheting, cooking, and gardening. Her beautifully-framed needlepoint works grace many homes and are testament to Bella’s patience and creativity. Bella’s hospitality and generosity were enjoyed by many as her kitchen was a place where she welcomed her family members, her nieces and nephews, and her many friends. Bella will be remembered for her kind-heartedness, her smile, her warmth, and her genuine caring nature. Bella was predeceased by her parents, her sister and her brothers. She was also predeceased by other members of her extended family and her husband’s extended family. She leaves to mourn her passing and celebrate her life her loving husband of sixty-six years, Nick, and relatives in the Borys and Serediuk families. Prayers for Bella Borys were held on Thursday, January 8, 2009 from the Chapel of Christie’s Funeral Home with funeral services following on Friday, January 9, 2009 at the Chapel with Reverend Father Mel Slashinky presiding. The Cantor was Mr. William Kozey and the Palimar was Peter Mihaychuk. The internment followed in the Yorkton Memorial Gardens with Barry Borys, Jason Borys, Kelvin Borys, Terry Borys, William Popowich and Dennis Somogyi serving as the casket bearers. Prayers were held on Thursday, January 8, 2009 at 7:30 p.m. from the Chapel of Christie’s Funeral Home. Funeral Services were held on Friday, January 9, 2009 at 9:30 a.m. from the Chapel of Christie’s Funeral Home. The interment followed in the Yorkton Memorial Gardens, Garden of St. Luke.

BORYS - Bill, beloved husband of Mary Borys of Yorkton, passed away on Friday, June 17, 2005 at the Yorkton Regional Health Centre. He was 87 years of age. William Borys was born on October 20, 1917 in the Willowbrook district of Saskatchewan; a son of Steve and Catherine (nee Zenchuk) Borys. He was raised on the family farm and attended the Maxwelton School. As a young man he stayed at home to help on the farm. On July 22, 1947 he was united in marriage to Mary Zapshala at Goodeve. For the next 35 years, the couple farmed until their retirement to Yorkton in 1982, where they have since resided. In his younger years, Bill was active in sports, and the couple played senior slo-pitch for a few years in Yorkton. He also enjoyed bowling and pitching horseshoes. Predeceased by his parents, Steve and Catherine; an infant daughter; sisters Mary Dubiel, and Ann and Nellie Borys; brothers John and Pete Borys; brothers-in-law Louis, Walter and Vic Zapshala, and Stan Clench and Mike Dubiel; sisters-in-law Audrey, Sophie and Eva Zapshala. He leaves to celebrate his life, his loving wife of 57 years, Mary; son Barry (Karen Simpson-Borys) of Edmonton; two granddaughters Daniela and Chelsea. Also a brother Nick (Ann) Borys; his in-laws: Peter, Ervin and Al Zapshala, sisters-in-law Sophie Borys, Edith (Ed) Leniczek, Frances Clench, and Millie and Sophie Zapshala; as well as numerous nieces, nephews, and his many other relatives and friends. The prayer vigil service was held on Tuesday evening, June 21, 2005 from St. Gerard's Roman Catholic Church in Yorkton. The lay-presiders were Gabrielle Hamilton and Wilf Maier. Pianist, Kyla Hornung led the congregation in the singing of the hymns. The Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated on Wednesday, June 22, 2005 from St. Gerard's Church. Rev. Father Basil Chomos was the celebrant. Serving were Joe Swedja and Tom Pasloski, the lay-readers were Sonya Wlock and Jeri Taylor. Organist, Lorraine Lysak led the congregation in the singing of the hymns. The interment took place in the Yorkton City Cemetery with Ray and Alvin Dubiel, Wayne Harrick, Blair Taylor, Clarence Borys and Ray Sass serving as the casketbearers.

BORYS - Nick. It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Nick Borys at the Yorkton Regional Health Centre during the early afternoon of Sunday, June 21, 2009 at the age of ninety-three years. Nick was a long-time resident of Yorkton. He was born on May 7, 1916 in the Fone Hill district, the son of Dmytro (Metro) and Mary Borys and had eleven siblings, six sisters and five brothers. Nick was joined in Holy Matrimony to Bella Serediuk on November 25, 1942 at the Yorkton Ukrainian Orthodox Church. In September of 1944, Nick took over the family farm from his parents. He and Bella farmed the land approximately ten miles southwest of Yorkton for many years. Life on the farm saw Nick face various challenges over the years but he was always a hardworking individual who strove to ensure the successes of the family enterprise. The Borys farm home was open to friends and family and saw many celebrations and family events. In the early 1970's, Nick and Bella moved to Yorkton, constructing a new home to begin their semi-retired life in the city. In their retirement years, Nick and Bella enjoyed many trips to California and British Columbia to visit family. Upon moving to Yorkton, Nick was employed part-time at Morris Industries Limited for a number of years while also enjoying leisure activities which included countless bowling tournaments, vegetable gardening and visiting with friends. Nick enjoyed a good garage sale and hosted many of his own, the most recent being just a month ago in May of this year. Nick and Bella enjoyed hosting their invited guests at special life events. Most recently, they celebrated their 60th Wedding Anniversary in 2002, Nick’s ninetieth birthday in 2006, and their 65th Wedding Anniversary in 2007. Ukrainian Christmas was always a special time in the Borys household as were many other gatherings or reunions which included family and friends. Nick was predeceased by his beloved wife, Bella, on January 3 of this year, just over five months ago. He will surely look forward to joining her again after these one hundred and thirty lonely days. In addition, Nick was predeceased by his father, Metro (1958), his mother, Mary (1966), by all of his five brothers, John, Steve (1942), Metro (1969), George (1985) and Alec (2001); and also by all of his six sisters, Nettie (1923), Molly (1926), Mary (1933), Jessie (1984), Emma (1991) and Kathleen “Kay” (1997). He was also predeceased by other members of his extended family and Bella’s extended family. Nick leaves to mourn his passing and celebrate his life, two sisters-in-law, Mrs. Carrie Borys (wife of the late Metro) and Mrs. Rose Borys (wife of the late Alec) as well as many nephews and nieces in the Borys and Serediuk families.Prayers will be held on Thursday, June 25, 2009 at 7:30 p.m. from the Chapel of Christie's Funeral Home in Yorkton. Funeral Services will be held on Friday, June 26, 2009 at 9:30 a.m. from the Chapel of Christie's Funeral Home in Yorkton. The interment will follow in the Yorkton Memorial Gardens, Garden of St. Luke.

BOYCHUK - Steve, of Yorkton, beloved husband of Annie passed away peacefully Tuesday, October 7, 2008 with his family at his side at Regina General Hospital at the age of 84 years. Steve was born on June 12, 1924 at Drobot, Saskatchewan, son of Wasyl and Mary (nee Hupka) Boychuk. He was raised on the family farm in the Springside district and attended the North Lake School. On November 10, 1946 Steve was united in marriage to Annie Tuchiwsky at Sts. Peter & Paul Ukrainian Catholic Church in Canora. Steve and Annie farmed in the Wroxton district until 1962 before purchasing farmland in the Tonkin district. In addition to his passion for farming Steve was employed in the construction industry. Steve was an active member of St. Mary's Church and the Ukrainian Catholic Brotherhood. Steve treasured his time spent with his grandsons Jason and Trevor. Steve was predeceased by mother Mary, father Wasyl, brothers, Matt, George, John, Nick and sister Sophie. He leaves to mourn his passing and to cherish his memory his wife Annie of 62 years, son Lloyd, daughter Shirley (Bill) O'Boyle and his grandsons Jason and Trevor, in addition to numerous nieces and nephews. Prayers were held on Thursday, October 9th at St. Mary's Ukrainian Catholic Church in Yorkton with Very Rev. Peter Pidskalny officiating. The Holy Rosary led by members of the Ukrainian Catholic Brotherhood preceded the prayers. Requiem Divine Liturgy was celebrated on Friday, October 10th, at St. Mary's Ukrainian Catholic Church with Rev. Fr. Raymond Lukie as the Celebrant. The responses were led by Ed Pindus, Colette Karapita & Parish Choir Members. The crossbearer was Trevor O'Boyle and epistle reader was Jason O'Boyle. The honour guard was provided by members of the Ukrainian Catholic Brotherhood. The interment followed in the Yorkton City Cemetery with Don Bahrey, Wilf Hnatiuk, Bill Rudnisky, Richard Boychuk, Ronald Boychuk and Russell Boychuk serving as the casket bearers.

BREEHN - Wilfred of Yorkton passed away on Monday, April 17, 2006 at the Yorkton Regional Health Centre. He was 92 years of age. Wilfred 'Wilf' Otto Breehn was the eldest son of Otto and Edith Breehn. He was born on February 5, 1914, in the Whitesand District, the second of eight children. He received his education at Whitesand School and told many stories of going swimming in the Whitesand River on the way to and from school on warm summer days. At the age of 14, Wilf began farming, taking charge of the everyday work on the farm as his father was the local veterinarian and ferrier. The family continued to farm in the area until 1943, when they purchased a section of land one mile north of the Orkney School and church. Wilf farmed the west half of the section until 1951. After the passing of his father, Wilf moved to the home quarter in the spring of 1952. This became the family farm until 1989, at the age of 75, Wilf decided he had farmed long enough and retired. Wilf met Hermaine Stricker, the local teacher and they were married in July of 1953. There were many activities that occupied his 'spare' time. He enjoyed curling in the winter, and in the summers there was time set aside for the 'sports days' that the local communities sponsored. He served as a school trustee and school board chairman for Orcadia School. In the fall of 1961, after a summer drought, Wilf worked as a laborer in the building of the Whitespruce Radar Base. Wilf retired to Yorkton and purchased a home on Rosalyn Avenue. Dick and Dolly Spokes became good neighbours and good friends. Wilf and Dick spent many happy hours working in the workshop. In the winters, they would work together to clear the snow from the alley and make sure all the neighbours drive ways were cleared. In the summers he would head out towards Theodore to fish and spend time with his friends. This was also the time when he volunteered with the Yorkton Thresherman's Days and relished in his responsibility to tend the clay ovens for the baking of bread. In the fall of 2001, he sold his home and moved to his present residence at 'The Bentley'. There he rekindled his passion for playing pool and enjoyed challenging any one to a game. As he had been throughout his life, he was there to help out and took on the responsibility of setting up chairs for the exercise classes or activities. Wilf said many times how wonderful these last few years had been and how he enjoyed his life at 'The Bentley'. Wilf was predeceased by his parents, Otto and Edith (nee Roming) Breehn; his sister, Elsie Schubert and two brothers, Harold and Arthur (in infancy). Wilf leaves to celebrate his life his two sons, Randy (and best friend, Beth Murray) of Orcadia, SK and Terry of Regina, SK; his daughter, Shari (Jim) Young of Ardrossan, AB; three grandchildren, Jarret (Candace) Young of Edmonton, AB, Andrew Young of Ardrossan, AB and Ken Breehn of Saskatoon, SK. As well as numerous nieces, nephews, Wilf also leaves to mourn his passing his two brothers, Otto and Daniel Breen, both of Surrey, B.C. and his two sisters, Edna Potzus of Canora, SK and Ruth Stien of Brantford, ON. A Prayer Service was held on Wednesday, April 19, 2006 from Christie-Hill Funeral Chapel with Pastor Daphne Bender of Christ Lutheran Church in Rhein, SK officiating. The Funeral Service was held on Thursday, April 20, 2006 from Christie-Hill Funeral Chapel with Pastor Daphne Bender officiating. The organist, Mrs. Arlene Stiglitz, led the congregation in the singing of the hymns The interment followed in the Yorkton City Cemetery with Maurice McKen, Reuben Katzberg, Norman Liebreich, Edward Evans, Peter Beblow and Allan Beblow serving as honourary casket bearers and Wilf's son, Randy Breehn serving as the urn bearer.

BREITKREUZ - Adelbert "Bert". The family of Adelbert Breitkreuz announce his passing on April 13, 2008 at the Yorkton Regional Health Centre. He was 87 years of age. Bert was born on September 26, 1920 in Germany, the seventh child of Samuel and Emilie Breitkreuz and came to Canada in 1923. He became a Christian and was baptized when still a teenager. After completing grade eight at Windsor School, a rural one room school in the Springside District, he worked on the family farm with his father, and eventually he took over the family farm when his dad retired in 1944. On September 30, 1944 he married Viola Ziolkowski. The couple made their home on the yard site where their son Gilbert now resides. Their home was always open to friends, neighbors and relatives and often became a gathering place for fun and fellowship. The greatest gift they gave to their five children and thirteen grandchildren was a Christian heritage that emphasized trust in the Lord. Bert and Viola built a new home and moved to Springside in 1974. After Viola’s passing, Bert moved into Heritage Place in Springside, where he resided until his passing. Bert served his church in many capacities including Church Secretary, Sunday School Teacher and Deacon. He was very musical and played many instruments including the violin, saxophone and trombone. Bert enjoyed fishing, hunting, camping, welding and electrical work. Farming was something he loved and continued to help out as much as possible over the years. Family was very important to Bert and Viola. Bert was predeceased by his wife, Viola in 1998 and daughter, Sharon in 1993, his parents, Emilie and Samuel, two brothers, Jonathan and George, a sister, Hilda and infant siblings, Cecilia and twins, Herbert and William. He leaves to mourn his passing two sisters, Irma Arndt and Enga Berg; a son, Garry and his wife, Lydia of Springside, their children, Maren (Trevor) Friesen of Riverbank, California and their children Timea, Braden and Calista, Lija (Dinesh) Weerasooriya of Lynnwood, Washington, and their children, Ocean and Dante, Markus (Lisa) Breitkreuz of Springside and their children, Emily, Cole and Ava and Karina (Ryan) Stander of Sioux Falls, South Dakota, a son-in-law, Jim (Mary) Glover of Swift Current, Sk. and his children, Daniel (Trina) Glover of Fort St. John, B.C. and their children, Madeline and Hannah and Miriam (Kelsey) Snyder of St. Lina, AB and their daughter, Anastasia, a son, Gilbert and his wife, Joyce of Springside and their children, Sarah Breitkreuz of Springside and Andrew (Karla) Breitkreuz of Heisler, AB and their children, Kasey and Lane, Stephen (Vicky) Breitkreuz of Springside and their children, Hannah and Alyssa and Rachael Breitkreuz of Springside, a son, Calvin Breitkreuz of Airdrie, AB and a son, Kirby (Anne) Breitkreuz of Midale Sk and their children, Eldon, Julia and Matthew as well as numerous aunts and uncles, nieces and nephews, cousins, sisters-in-law and brothers-in-law. A Service of Comfort was held on Thursday, April 17, 2008 and the Funeral Service was held on Friday, April 18, 2008. Both services were held from the Springside Baptist Church with Dr. Cliff Bergman officiating. The organist, Loreen Tillman and pianist, Jeanette Kriger, together with congregational song leader, Grant Hoffman, led the singing of the hymns. Bert’s grandchildren, shared to special music selections, “Come Thou Fount” and “My Saviour”. Bert’s life history was shared by his son, Garry Breitkreuz. Tributes were shared by son, Kirby Breitkreuz and grandchildren, Daniel Glover and Maren Friesen. The Scriptures were read by son, Calvin Breitkreuz. The interment followed in the Springside Town Cemetery with Daniel Glover, Kelsey Snyder, Markus Breitkreuz, Andrew Breitkreuz, Stephen Breitkreuz and Eldon Breitkreuz.

BREITKREUZ - Edmund Frederich. Ed Breitkreuz’s desire to go to his eternal home became a reality on Friday, January 23, 2009 at 87 years of age. Ed was born on April 5, 1921 in Plugenau, Poland. He was the 6th of 7 children born to Frederich and Florentina (Ast) Breitkreuz. He helped on the family farm until he enrolled in the German Military Police Force at age 18. But because of World War II he was enlisted in the German Infantry. He served his country in the war for four years on the front line until he was captured. He spent four years in prison camp in Egypt, two of which were after the war ended. After he was released, he immigrated to Canada to join his family who had already come to Canada, settling in the Springside district. Ed met his wife Erma Huber from Chicago through a mutual friend and relative. They were married on January 6, 1951 in Chicago. They moved back to Springside where they started their first farm. Ed and Erma were blessed with three daughters. In 1983 they moved off the farm into Springside, but Ed continued to help at the farm well into retirement years. He enjoyed visiting with family and friends and the highlight of his week would be a get together with a neighbor or a friend to share stories -whether it was about farming, politics or a good old war story. He had a good sense of humor, and even in his later years as Alzheimer’s stole his mind his sense of humor still remained. Ed accepted Christ in his youth and was baptized in 1950 in Canada. He served as a deacon, usher and trustee as well as sang in the choir during his many years as a member of the Springside Baptist Church. His grandchildren were especially important in his life. He enjoyed spending time with them and teaching them his hunting skills, how to operate farm machinery, and how to drive the truck on the roads (even if they were under age)! He also supported them in their school and sporting events. He always loved a good hockey game. Generosity was one of his gifts - you always wanted to go shopping with Opa, because you would get a treat. As a family, we were blessed for the life he shared with us. Ed will be dearly missed by all that were a part of his life. Ed was predeceased by his parents Frederich and Florentina Breitkreuz; brothers, Adolf and Erich (both in WW2) and Paul; sisters, Frieda and Hertha; infant son, Marvin and his loving wife, Erma in 2004. Ed is survived by his daughters Lenore (Erich) Schiwy of Calgary, Ruth (Aaron) Pullman of Springside and Esther (John) Nickel of Yorkton; grandchildren, John (Lili) Schiwy, Andy (Monica) Schiwy, Stephen (Janice) Schiwy, Paul (Jamie) Schiwy, David (Kyla McPhee) Schiwy, Joel (Krista) Pullman, Coralee (Chris) Nickel, Jesse (Nichole Boulet) Nickel and Bethany Nickel; great granddaughter Madison Pullman; brother Heinz (Martha) Breitkreuz; brother-in-law Dale Bubeck of Iowa as well as many nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends. A Service of Comfort will be held Tuesday, January 27, 2009 at 7:00 pm from the Springside Baptist Church. Funeral Services will be held Wednesday, January 28, 2009 at 10:30 am from the Springside Baptist Church . Interment to follow in the Springside Town Cemetery.

BUCKNUM - Margaret Adeline (nee Evenson) March 3, 1927 - March 1, 2011. Margaret was born March 3, 1927, on the family farm east of Hendon. She was the eldest of five children born to Bennie and Dolly Evenson. Margaret was a student at Rotnum School, and later worked for her room and board while she attended Wadena High School. She was baptized and confirmed into Scandia Lutheran Church in Hendon, and had a strong, unwavering faith all of her life. At the end of her grade 11 year, she was offered the chance to be a teacher, which was her dream. She attended training at Moose Jaw Normal School and in the fall, embarked on her career. Her early schools were one-room country schools, Clear Creek, and Stoney Coolie. On October 26, 1951, she married Lloyd Issac Bucknum of Springside, and they began their married life at the Bucknum family farm near Springside. On July 22, 1952, their first and only child was born, Margaret Lynn. They were fortunate to have Margaret's younger sister, Jean Evenson, stay with them to look after Lynn while Margaret taught. In late 1952, they moved to Walpole, Saskatchewan and in 1955, to Regina, for one year before settling at Zehner (Etaples School District) for eight wonderful years. They forged many lasting friendships in that active, close-knit community. In 1965, they moved to the family farm at Hendon where, in addition to work, Margaret spent many long hours landscaping and gardening. In the fall of 1965, her father Bennie Evenson died suddenly, and her mother Dolly lived on the farm with them for many enjoyable years. The first two years Margaret worked in the laboratory at Wadena Hospital, then in 1967, she taught grades 7 and 8 at Elfros Elementary School. In 1968, she became the first teacher at the Preeceville School for special needs, and was there for eight years, boarding in town during the week and coming home on weekends. Her last six years of teaching before retirement were at Rose Valley Elementary School. Margaret retired in 1982. She enjoyed her retirement, travelling often to Alberta and B.C. Her grandson spent summers at the farm, which she loved. She had more time to spend gardening and landscaping. She was treasurer for the Hendon seniors' Dew Drop Inn. They attended many reunions from all her teaching positions and visited everywhere. They were also visited often by past students and/or their parents. She always tried to keep track of all her former students, My Kids, as she called them. Margaret died quietly at Kelvington Hospital on March 1, 2011. She will be sadly missed by her husband Lloyd Bucknum; daughter Lynn Bucknum; son-in-law Richard Bott; grandson Cameron (Teresa) Bucknum; four greatgrandchildren, Alexander, Alyssabeth, Duncan and Katherine; brother Norman (Maxine) Evenson; sisters, Jean (Cecil) Smith and Eileen (Ernie) Samuels; six nephews, 10 nieces and many great-nephews and nieces. She was predeceased by her parents, Bennie and Dolly Evenson, and brother Gordon. A memorial service was held on Monday, April 25 at 11:00 a.m. at the chapel of Tompkins Funeral Home in Wadena with Terry Tompkins officiating. Eulogist was Shirley Broatis; reader, Maxine Evenson; memorial book attendants, Louise Gutek and Joyce Tweidt. Tributes were given by Lynn Bucknum, Joy Renshaw and Cameron Bucknum. Congregational hymns included Amazing Grace, How Great Thou Art and Just a Closer Walk with Thee. Honourary pallbearers were all of My Kids the many children who passed through her classrooms since 1945.

BUNZENMEYER - Alvin "Bunzy". With great sorrow Alvin passed away peacefully with dignity at the Yorkton Regional Health Centre following a long valiant fight with cancer. Bunzy was born on May 9, 1930 in the Springside district of Saskatchewan. The son of Edward and Martha (nee Effa) Bunzenmeyer. He attended Orkney School, Burke School and Yorkton Collegiate School. On October 2, 1952 he married Emma Augustine at First United Church in Melville. Together they had three daughters, Cheryl, Carol and Jenn. He was a loyal employee for Westfair Foods for forty-nine years with the last number of years in a managerial role. He will always be remembered as a talented carpenter and his passion for golfing and dancing. A generous man, quick witted with a wonderful boyish sense of humour and an ability to laugh at his own idiosyncrasies and humanity. His compassionate love touched the hearts of everyone. He embraced the opportunity to express his love and compassion to his family and others. He found wonder in the joy of activity and being with nature. His infinite love and compassion is cherished and will be missed by his wife and life long love, Emma. His zest for life not only made him a beloved father but a mentor to his daughters: Cheryl, Carol and Jenn and sons-in-law: Tony, Marty and Adam. A really great grandfather whose loss of shared tomorrows will be felt by grandson Joel; granddaughters: Jasmin, Meghan and Jade. In honor of Bunzy's carpentry skills the celebration of life service was held at the home he built; Bunzy's and Emma's place on 17 Calder Place on Friday, July 29, 2005 with Rev. Susan Manning of the United Church of Canada officiating. The reflections of Bunzy's life were given by his daughters, sons-in-law and grandchildren, Jasmin and Meghan. The hymns, "Amazing Grace" and "Just a Closer Walk With Thee" were played and sung by grandchildren, Joel and Jade and family friend Levi Salad. The urn bearers were his children Cheryl, Carol and Jennifer. The interment will take place at a later time.

BYBLOW - Donna, of Yorkton passed away on Monday, November 19, 2001 following major surgery at the Regina General Hospital. She was 76 years of age. Donna was born on December 19, 1924 in the Whitesand district, a daughter of Wasyl and Anna (nee Spelay) Byblow. In July of 1925 she moved with her family to the Sheho district where they continued to farm. She received her elementary education at Deer Creek School and her high school at Sacred Heart Academy. She went on to Teacher's College at Regina and Saskatoon. Donna taught school at various points in Manitoba before returning to Yorkton. Here she continued teaching at various schools in the district. Donna retired in 1994 but continued to live in Yorkton. Donna loved travelling, something she did extensively. She also loved sports, especially bowling attaining championship on numerous occasions. A kind and generous individual, Donna loved to visit her family and was always willing to help when the need arose. She was a faithful parishioner of St. Mary's Church, a member of the Superannuated Teachers and a member of the Yorkton Gun Club. Predeceased by her father in 1945, her mother in 1983, three brothers in infancy, Metro, Nicholas and Michael and her brother John in 1995; she leaves to cherish her memory, three brothers, Peter (Mary) of Saskatoon, Metro of Penticton, BC and Morris of Wynyard; six sisters, Katie Haas of Ituna, Mary Fransishyn of Canora, Pauline (Harry) Corroll of North Bay, ON, Pearl Baronasky of Yorkton, Bella (Max) Bilan of North Bay, ON and Adella Byblow of Yorkton, as well as numerous nieces, nephews, great nieces and nephews. Prayer services were held on Thursday, November 22nd at the Chapel of Bailey's Funeral Home. Requiem Divine Liturgy was celebrated on Friday, November 23rd at St. Mary's Ukrainian Catholic Church, Yorkton with Rev. Fr. Bryan Bayda, as the Celebrant. Cantor, Ed Pindus assisted by Susan Solonenko and parish choir members led in the singing of the responses. The cross bearer was Robert Byblow and the epistle reader was Sylvia Ketler. The interment followed in the family plot at Yorkton City Cemetery with Paul Fransishyn, Maurice Fransishyn, Paul Byblow, Andrew Byblow, Dennis Baronasky and Henry Tratch serving as the casket bearers. Words of appreciation on behalf of the family were extended by Mitch Fransishyn.

BYBLOW - John was born on May 31, 1921 on the family farm in the Whitesand district of Saskatchewan; a son of Wasyl and Donia (nee Senkiw) Byblow. He received his education in the district and helped on the family farm. In December of 1942 he enlisted into the Royal Canadian Army, and following his training, served overseas. Upon receiving his dis-charge in April of 1946, John returned to Saskatchewan to begin farming. On May 15, 1949 he was united in marriage to Rose Chomyn. The couple farmed north of Orcadia. John never fully retired from farming, eventually the couple purchased a home in Springside, but maintained their home on the farm. John passed away suddenly but peacefully on Monday, March 16, 2009. He was 87 years of age. John was a lifetime member of the Springside Branch #71 of the Royal Canadian Legion. He joined shortly after the war, and for over 50 years faithfully attended meetings and offered his services to the Branch. He served on the Color Party, and was proud to bear the colors for funerals, sports days and Remembrance Day services. In 2003 he was awarded the Dutch Medal of Liberation and Thank You by the Netherlands Embassy from Ottawa and the Consulate in Regina. He served in many capacities within the Branch and received numerous certificates and awards, he was respected by all the Legion members. Predeceased by his parents and his brother Mike; he is survived by his wife Rose; two sons: Bill of Yorkton and Andy (Sharon) of Springside; one daughter: Irene Cowan (Paul) of Foxboro, Ontario; four grandchildren: Wesley, Michelle, Stefanie and Jonathon. Also sisters: Margaret Homeniuk and Pauline Popowich, both in BC, and Cathy Buscis of Saskatoon, and their families. Prayers were held on Thursday, March 19, 2009 from the Chapel of Bailey's Funeral Home. The Requiem Divine Liturgy was celebrated on Friday, March 20, 2009 from St. Mary's Ukrainian Catholic Church in Yorkton with Very Rev. Fr. Peter Pidskalny as Celebrant. Cantor, Ed Pindus, assisted by members of the Parish Choir, led in the singing of the responses. The crossbearer was Joe Lackmanec. Members of the Yorkton branch #77, and Springside branch #71 of the Royal Canadian Legion formed and honor guard and gave the Legion Tribute Service. The interment took place at the Yorkton City Cemetery with Don Werner, Barry Merriman, Dennis Spelay, Mike Tzupa, Emil Biblow and Melvin Hnidey serving as the casketbearers.

BYBLOW - Pearl (nee Beblow) of Yorkton went to be with her loving Lord on Thursday, August 16, 2007 at the long term ward of Canora Hospital following a brief illness. Pearl was born on September 5, 1927 in the Whitesand district, daughter of Nick and Dora (Shumay) Beblow. She received her education at the Beblow School , leaving school earlier to help on the family farm. On October 27, 1946 she was united in marriage to Mike W. Byblow. They worked side by side in all aspects of their mixed farming operation. They were blessed with seven lovely children. Mom and Dad farmed in the Whitesand district until the fall of 1983 when they retired to Yorkton. Through the years she was involved in her children's school activities, 4-H Sewing Club in Springside and most of all in her Church. She was a faithful member of St. Mary's Ukrainian Catholic Church, both at Whitesand and Yorkton. She also was a very active member of Ukrainian Catholic Women's League and the Blue Army. Whether it was organizing craft sales, making dough for bake sales, making perogies and cabbage rolls, or lending a helping hand when needed. She also enjoyed cooking at the Cultural Centre with her friend Elsie. Mom belonged to the Melville Quilting Guild. She spent many hours stitching and making quilts for her family and friends. Mom also made many lap quilts and accessories for the patients at the Yorkton Nursing Home and also baby layettes to the orphanage in Ukraine. Mom was a devoted mother, grandmother and friend to all. She loved visiting and spending time with her children, grandchildren and having coffee with her friends. She used her gift of hospitality with love and joy. She loved the special occasions of Christmas and Easter. Mom enjoyed making kolachi and paskas and sharing them with her family, friends and neighbours. Mom was always the first to show kindness to the less fortunate and was an extremely giving person. Mom's greatest passion was her beautiful garden and flowers which was admired by many. Mom was never one to complain, always taking on challenges and she had a tireless and unselfish work ethic. Pearl was predeceased by her husband Mike; parents Nick and Dora; daughter Valerie, sons Gordie and Rodney; grandson Aaron; sisters Pauline, Mary and Ann and brothers Dan, Steve, Mike, Bill and Tom. Memories of Pearl, mom, will be cherished by her children, Emily of Scarborough, ON, Eleanor (Wesley) Kitz of MacNutt; Lenora (Richard) Spezowka of Yorkton; son Robert of Springside; daughter-in-law Lori (Melvin) Hnidey of Springside; seven grandchildren Curtis, Kimberly and Mitchel Hnidey, Derek (Wendy) Kitz, Melissa and Maegan Spezowka, Arielle Lavoie and Mindy (wife of Aaron); great grandchild Thaydea and close friend of the family Shannon Welsh of Scarborough, ON and their dog Sheba. She is also survived by her brother Pete (Ann) of Yorkton, Danny (Angie) of Saskatoon; sister’s Cathy Tebbutt of Kitchener, ON and Sonia (Nick) Unick of Buchanan; as well as numerous nieces, nephews, cousins and many dear friends. Mom, we will miss your ever loving smile, visits, phone calls, laughter and most of all your unconditional love. Prayers were held on Sunday, August 19th at the Chapel of Bailey's Funeral Home. The Holy Rosary led by members of the UCWLC and Blue Army preceded the prayers. Requiem Divine Liturgy was celebrated on Monday, August 20th at St. Mary's Ukrainian Catholic Cultural Centre with Very Rev. Bryan Bayda as the Celebrant. The responses were led by Colette Karapita, Ed Pindus and Parish Choir Members. The epistle was read by Toni Gromnisky. The cross bearer was Derek Kitz and bearing the UCWLC Prapor was Darlene Shymanski. Serving as candle bearers were Carrie Nicholson, Eileen Kentz, Vi Herman, Mary Sharkey, Elsie Onofreychuk and Kay Lesiw. The interment followed in the family plot at Yorkton City Cemetery with Allen Byblow, Andy Beblow, Stanley Byblow, Michael Buchholzer, Bill Shumay and Norm Bucsis serving as the casket bearers. Following the memorial luncheon, a tribute in song was conveyed by Mary Sharkey.

BYBLOW - Tom, of the Whitesand district entered eternal rest on Monday, November 26, 2001 at the Yorkton Regional Health Centre following a courageous battle with cancer. He was 77 years of age. Thomas was born on August 31, 1924 in the Whitesand district, a son of Nick and Dora (nee Shumay) Byblow. He was raised on the family farm and attended Beblo Elementary School. Tom, as he was known to family and friends remained on the family homestead until the present time. His herd of cattle brought him a great sense of pride until his health no longer permitted. Tom's farm was "home" to his siblings, nieces and nephews. He always was willing to lend a helping hand to family and neighbours. Tom was a member of St. Mary's Church at Whitesand. Predeceased by his parents, Nick and Dora; sisters, Pauline, Mary and Ann; and brothers Dan, Steve, Mike and Bill; Tom is survived by brothers, Peter (Anne) of Yorkton and Danny (Angie) of Saskatoon; sisters Pearl Byblow of Yorkton, Cathy Tebbutt of Kitchner,ON and Sonia (Nick) Unick of Buchanan; as well as numerous nieces and nephews. Prayer services were held on Tuesday, November 27th at the Chapel of Bailey's Funeral Home. Requiem Divine Liturgy was celebrated on Wednesday, November 28th at St. Mary's Ukrainian Catholic Church, Yorkton with Rev. Fr. Bryan Bayda, as the Celebrant. St. Mary's Funeral Choir led in the singing of the responses. The epistle reader was Danny Byblow and the cross bearer was Peter Kucher. The interment followed in the Garden of Gethsemane, Yorkton Memorial Gardens with Allan Beblow, Andy Beblow, Bill Shumay, Robert Byblow, Andrew Byblow and Stanley Byblow serving as the casket bearers.

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CHABOT - Laurent "Lorne" Ernest Chabot (January 12, 1944 - December 14, 2010). Laurent "Lorne" was born in Carrot River to Leopold and Violette Chabot, the 3rd of nine children. Lorne started his working career in Prince George at the age of 16. He married his wife of 44 years, Violet on October 8, 1966. They were blessed with two children, Mike and Leanne, as well as four grandchildren. Lorne enjoyed working as a mechanic and farming the land. He spent his time hunting, fishing, quading and listening to the Saturday night dance party. Over the last several years, Lorne enjoyed the annual hunting trip to Falher with his partners in crime. He had many great friends that he cherished. Lorne was predeceased by his father Leopold, his mother Violette and numerous aunts and uncles. Lorne is survived by his wife Violet; son Mike (Karey) and their children Jesse and Jordyn; daughter Leanne (Garth) and their children Dylan and Victoria; brothers Dennis, Urban, Maurice and Gerald; sisters Juliette, Jeannine, Victoria and Lise; as well as numerous nieces and nephews. Prayers will be held on Friday at 7:00 p.m. from St. Gerard’s Roman Catholic Church. The Funeral Mass will be held on Saturday at 10:00 A.M. from St. Gerard’s Roman Catholic Church. Cremation will follow.

CHANEY - Albert, beloved husband of Sophie Chaney of Yorkton, passed away suddenly on Sunday, December 24, 2000, at the Yorkton Regional Health Centre. He was 90 years of age. Albert was born on May 12, 1910 in the Willowbrook district of Saskatchewan to Michael and Elizabeth (nee Solomon) Chaney. Albert grew up on the farm and attended Junior School. He helped his father on the family farm until he was united in marriage to Sophie Mohyla on November 19, 1935, at Willowbrook. Albert and Sophie farmed in the Barvas district near Saltcoats for four years before Albert started his career in mining. Albert worked for the International Nickel Mine in Sudbury, Ontario before he started with Keno Hill Gold Mines in Whitehorse, Yukon. Albert enjoyed the work and the rugged places they mined. He loved the outdoors and nature. Fishing, hunting and boating were his favorite pastimes even after he retired in Yorkton. Albert also enjoyed gardening and going for drives in the country. Albert was predeceased by his parents; his brothers and sisters Michael, Joseph, Alex, Olga Merwin, Elizabeth Ziglo and one brother in infancy. He leaves to cherish his memory his loving wife of sixty five years, Sophie of Yorkton; his two daughters, Cecile (Norman) Kornberger of Winnipeg and Shirley (Darryle) Wheatcroft of Vancouver; four grandchildren: Bryan Kornberger of Winnipeg, Neil (Carmen) Kornberger of Winnipeg, David (Terry) Wheatcroft of Vancouver and Karen (Jeff) McNeill of Vancouver; three great grandchildren: Erika and Stefanie Kornberger and Cassidy Wheatcroft; three brothers: Steve Chaney of Willowbrook, Bill (Kay) Chaney of Edmonton and Carl Chaney of Edmonton; one sister, Helen Braelean of White Rock, BC; as well as numerous nieces, nephews, relatives and friends. Prayer services were held on Friday, December 29th at the Chapel of Bailey's Funeral Home. Requiem Divine Liturgy was celebrated on Saturday, December 30th at St. Mary's Ukrainian Catholic Church in Yorkton with Very Rev. Dmytro Dnistrian, as the Celebrant. The responses were led by St. Mary's Funeral Choir. Niel Kornberger served as the crossbearer. The epistle reading and tribute were given by Bryan Kornberger. The interment followed in the Yorkton City Cemetery with Anton Fedyk, John Maduck, Bryan Kornberger, Dennis Wengrowich, Vince Ziglo and Tony Ziglo serving as the casket bearers.

CHIZMA - Steve, husband of Della of Yorkton, formerly of the Melville district passed away on Thursday, December 6, 2001 at the Yorkton Regional Health Centre. He was seventy-eight years of age. Steven James Chizma was born on December 25, 1922 in the Willowbrook district of Saskatchewan to Thomas and Mary (nee Broda) Chizma. Steve attended Radimno and Oak Hill Schools. He farmed in the Melville district and was involved as a salesman for Smith Roles Ltd. Steve married Della Smerchynski on June 18, 1952 at St. Mary's Ukrainian Catholic Church in Yorkton. The couple moved into Yorkton in 1987 and Steve continued to farm until 1995. Steve enjoyed fishing with his grandson, Adam and spending special time with his granddaughter, Megan. He always enjoyed socializing and visiting with his many friends and relatives. Predeceased by father Thomas Sr. in 1985, his mother, Mary in 1995, his brother, John in 2000, his father and mother-in-law, John and Ann Smerchynski in 1989. Steve leaves to cherish his memory, his wife, Della of Yorkton; his daughter, Wendy (Roger) Love of Yorkton; two grandchildren, Adam and Megan Matichuk of Yorkton; one brother, Thomas (Edith) Chizma of Kamloops, BC; one sister, Rose (Ken) Reeves of Yorkton; sister-in-law, Agnes Chisma of Kamloops, BC. Prayer Services were held on Sunday, December 9, 2001 from the Chapel of Bailey's Funeral Home in Yorkton with Rev. Fr. Bryan Bayda officiating. Granddaughter Megan Matichuk sang 'Amazing Grace'. Requiem Divine Liturgy was celebrated on Monday, December 10, 2001 at 10:00 a.m. from St. Mary's Ukrainian Catholic Church in Yorkton with Rev. Fr. Bryan Bayda, as the Celebrant. Grandson Adam Matichuk gave the Epistle reading. The responses were sung by St. Mary's Funeral Choir. Soloist Len Varga sang during communion. The crossbearer was Tahnee Smerchynski. The honourary bearers were all those who knew and shared in Steve's life. Interment followed in the Garden of Crucifixion in the Yorkton Memorial Gardens with Darrell Alberts, Ray Holhoyi, Ron McKay, Brian Pedde, Greg Smerchynski and Glen Tymiak as the casketbearers. Following the interment a memorial luncheon was held at St. Mary's Cultural Centre at which time Adam Matichuk gave a tribute to his grandfather and daughter, Wendy Love spoke on behalf of the family.

CHURKO - Lucas Joseph, of the Willowbrook District, beloved husband of Violet passed away following failing health this past year, at the Yorkton Regional Health on Thursday, March 15, 2001. He was 77 years 3 months and 28 days of age. Lucas was born on November 17, 1923 at Yorkton, Sask. He was the first son born to Andrew and Cecelia (nee D'Aoust) Churko. Lucas was raised in the Willowbrook district and attended Cherryfield School. He continued to live on the farm and eventually assumed ownership. As well as farm, he built and supervised his own home, seven neighbouring homes and the Willowbrook Curling Club. On October 24, 1949 at Saxon Hill, Lucas was united in marriage to Violet Kish. They farmed together all of their lives in the Willowbrook District, eventually retiring from farming but keeping the home as their place of residence. In late 1980s they sold part of their land to the Ducks Unlimited Wetlands Project (Churko Project). Lucas was a community-minded and social person. He served on the Rockdell and Willowbrook R.C. Church Boards and belonged for many years to the Knights of Columbus. He also served on the Yorkton Union Hospital Board, was a director of the Beaver Rural Telephone Company, a Councillor for the R.M. of Garry for ten years, and a trustee on the Yorkton and Willowbrook School Division and the Regional High School Boards for twenty nine years. Lucas also took leadership roles with baseball, minor sports and curling. As well as community service Lucas found time to play baseball, curl, hunt and fish. He loved nature and all of the animals that were found on and near his farm. In 1984 an addition was built onto the house where many hours were occupied in his numerous hobbies. It became a place where he could help and entertain family and friends. He was a mentor to many. Lucas leaves to mourn his passing and to celebrate his life his wife Violet; his children: Cyril of Willowbrook, Sask. and his children Krystal and Dawn; Andy and his wife Donna of North Battleford, Sask. and their children Andrea and Luke; Marie and her husband Stan Wolkowski of Winnipeg,Man. and their children Jason, Carla and Stacie; Launa and her husband Bob MacDonald of Yorkton, Sask. and his children: Derek and Neil; Diane Koch of Yorkton, Sask. and her children Carter and Launa; Linda and her husband Richard Martin of Saskatoon, Sask. and their children Kelly, Katherine and Thomas. He also leaves a brother Vincent and his wife Zonnia of Yorkton, Sask., a sister Agnes Haines of Calgary, Alta. and numerous nieces and nephews. Lucas was predeceased by his father Andrew J. in 1978 and his mother Cecelia 1999. Prayer services were held on Monday evening, March 19, 2001 from St. Gerard's Roman Catholic Church in Yorkton, Sask. with Deacon Urban Kiernan presiding. Diana Horning was the organist. Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated on Tuesday morning, March 20, 2001 from St. Gerard's Roman Catholic Church with Rev. Father Basil Chomos as Celebrant. Deacon Urban Kiernan was the Altar Server with Orest Machushek served as Cross Bearer. Lorraine Lysak was the organist leading the parish choir and congregation in the Hymns. Jolene Cherland was the soloist. The Epistle readers were Lenore Bailey and Carla Wolkowski. Harold and Floyd Fenske, George Arnold, Bill Kish, Steve Chaney and Frank Somogyi were Honourary Bearers. The interment followed in the Garden of St. Luke, Yorkton Memorial Gardens, with Gerald Churko, Bob MacDonald, Carter Koch, Jason Wolkowski, Stan Wolkowski and Bruce Dramnitzki serving as Casket Bearers. At the memorial lunch, reflections and remembrances of Lucas' life were given by Joe Kish and Harold Fenske.

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DAVIES - Lyall Davies (1932 - 2011). Mr. Lyall Davies of Regina, former life-long resident of Springside, SK, passed away on Saturday, March 19, 2011 at the General Hospital from complications due to Alzheimers disease. He was 78 years of age. Predeceased by his beloved wife Andrea on August 22, 1986; he is survived by his five sons and two daughters: David of Kelowna; Dean (Kathy) of Regina; Clark (Janice) of Calgary, Carman (Dinalle) of Saskatoon; Lana Davies (Greg) of Regina; Lynne Davies of Regina; and Brock of Regina; grandchildren: Jody, Dryden, Avia, Dawson, Kelsey, Kolby and Gavin. The funeral service will be held on Friday, March 25/11 at 2:00pm from the Springside Baptist Church. The interment will follow in the Springside Cemetery.

DAVIS - Anna (nee Mirka) February 22, 1918 - January 30, 2011 was born on the family farm near Jedburgh, Sask, the daughter of Fred and Mary (nee Wehnon) Mirka. Anna was the fourth child and the eldest daughter in a family of eight children. She received her education at Forest Nook School in Jedburgh. After completing her education, Anna worked for various farmers in the area. Anna met Eddie Davis and they were married on October 16, 1949 at the United Church. They moved to Yorkton and Anna worked at the Broadway Café until she began her family. Anna’s first daughter, Mabel, passed away during childbirth but Anna gave birth thereafter to five children, Phyllis, Edward, Terry, Joyce and Gary. They moved to a house in Seradaville near Yorkton where they raised pigs and chickens to help feed the family. Once Anna’s children were older, she went back to work at a hotel until her retirement. Anna was an avid gardener. She loved to plant her vegetable garden each year, often giving away vegetables that she couldn’t use. She also loved to plant flowers and would talk about how beautiful her flowers were. Anna loved nature and she would listen to the birds sing outside while picking berries. In her retirement, Anna enjoyed playing Bingo and she would bring her grandchildren along with her. Anna also loved to sew, cook and bake. She would bake raisin cookies for her grandchildren and every year for the longest time, she would host a traditional Ukrainian Christmas Eve supper. She enjoyed making perogies and cabbage rolls. Anna liked to keep up with current events by listening to the radio, watching the news on television and reading the newspaper. Most of all, Anna loved to be around her family, especially her ten grandchildren and her fifteen great-grandchildren. Anna was predeceased by her parents, Fred and Mary; her husband, Eddie; her daughter, Mabel; her brothers, John, Bill, George and Alex and her sisters, Lena Knihniski and Pearl Januik. Anna leaves to cherish her memory and celebrate her life, her sons, Edward (Nadine) Davis of Ardrossan, AB, Terry Davis of Yorkton, SK and Gary Davis of Yorkton, SK; her daughters, Phyllis (Joe) Rushkewich of Yorkton, SK and Joyce (Clarence) Sagel of Yorkton, SK; her sister, Doris Stadnyk of Foam Lake, SK; her grandchildren and great-grandchildren, Anna (Russell) Tessier of Weyburn, SK and her children Crystal, Tanner and Brandon, Carolyn Rushkewich (Michael Gibson) of Calgary, AB and her children Darci, Kendra and Emaly, Karen Rushkewich of Calgary, AB, Michael (Bridgette) Rushkewich of Yorkton, SK and their children Kalli, Caleb and Rilen, Darlene (Craig) Lenuik of Yorkton, SK and their son Nathan, Robby (Kristy) Davis of St. Michael, AB and their daughter Adriana, Candace (Kurt) Reid of Cremona, AB, Ryan Davis of Edmonton, AB, Marlene Sagel (Gordon Harasen) of Fort St. John, BC and their son Darren, and Laura Sagel (Jared Stewart) of Yorkton, SK and their children Jordan, Austin and Hailey and many nieces, nephews and dear friends. Funeral Services will be held on Friday, February 4, 2011 at 11:00 a.m. from the Chapel of Christie's Funeral Home. Interment will follow in the Westbrook Cemetery.

DECOONEY - Mervin "Morris" passed away on Wednesday, January 9, 2002 at the Yorkton Regional Health Centre. He was 59 years of age. Morris was born on June 9, 1942 at Yorkton, Saskatchewan a son of John Decooney and Mary Lozinski. He was raised on the family farm in the Parkerview district and attended Oaknoll School. He helped various farmers in the district and worked for a short period for Bill The Builder. For the longest time Morris resided in and around Yorkton. He was predeceased by his father; brothers, Matt, John and Walter and sister Iris Decooney. Morris is survived by his mother Mary Decooney of Theodore; sisters, Elsie (Fred) Baziuk of Theodore and Mary Eckstein of Calgary; his uncle John Deckony of Theodore and numerous nieces and nephews. Prayer services were held on Sunday, January 13th. Funeral services were held on Monday, January 14th from the Family Centre at Yorkton Memorial Gardens with Rev. Father Mel Slashinsky officiating. The interment followed in St. Elias, Zuchkan Cemetery with Garry Walker, Alex Baziuk, Bill Baziuk, Harvey Chernipeski, Frank Schurko and Alex Melnechenko serving as the casket bearers.

DENESIK - Cecilia (nee Bilokrely), resident of Yorkton, entered into eternal rest on March 5, 2009. She was 73 years of age. Cecilia was born on March 6, 1935 to Fred and Eva (nee Essar) Bilokrely in the Sheho District. She attended the Deer Creek & Sheho schools. Cecilia married John J. Denesik on July 18, 1954. The couple settled on the farm in the Insinger District. They farmed from 1954-1994. During that time the couple moved several times: In 1963 they moved to Arran Saskatchewan, in 1968 to Kelliher, in 1969 to Buchanan, in 1976 to Insinger and in 1994 to Springside to enjoy their retirement. In 1996 Cecilia moved to Yorkton where she continued to live until her untimely passing. Cecilia was an active member of the Ukrainian Orthodox Ladies Aid in Arran, Buchanan & Insinger. In her spare time Cecilia took great pride in her large gardens and the many flowerbeds that beautified her home. She also loved to read and spend time with family and friends. She took great enjoyment in cooking a large meal for them all and no one left her home hungry. Predeceased by her husband John in 1994, her parents: father Fred in 2000 and mother Eva in 2007. Cecilia leaves to celebrate and rejoice in her memory her two children: son Rodney (Rhea) of Yorkton; daughter, Bev Denesik of Saskatoon. Grandchildren: Tyrel Denesik of Saskatoon, Tania Denesik (Ian Johnsrude) of Toronto, ON. Brothers: Harold (Ruth) Bilokrely of Winnipeg, Barry (Ivy) Bilokrely of Sheho. Uncles: Alex (Eleanor) Bilokrely of St. Paul, AB, John Kosowan of Huntsville, ON. Aunts: Beth Essar & Lena Bilokrely of Toronto. Close friends, Iona, Billy & Kaleigh Baraniuk of Sheho & Isabel Windjack of Yorkton; numerous nieces, nephews and the many friends and family that knew and loved her. Prayers were said on Monday evening, March 9, 2009 from the Chapel of Bailey's Funeral Home, Yorkton. Funeral services were held on Tuesday morning, March 10, 2009 from Holy Trinity Ukrainian Orthodox Church in Sheho with Very Rev. Father Mel Slashinsky officiating. The cantor was Katie Rudey, assisted by parish choir members. Crossbearer was Kyle Rusnak, bannerbearers were Dean Slowski and Kelly Rusnak. The interment took place in the Parish Cemetery with Adam Essar, Jason Bilokrely, Billy Baraniuk, William Denesik, Michael Hawreliuk, Norm Varga, Rick Berlayden and Randy Slowski serving as the casketbearers.

DERBOWKA - Patricia Jane (nee Medwid) passed away surrounded by her husband and sons on November 22, 2008 at the Yorkton Regional Health Centre at the age of 60 years after a short battle with cancer. Patsy was born April 29, 1948 to Peter and Victoria Medwid. She was raised on a farm south of Sheho along with her three sisters. She married Ken Derbowka in September of 1969. She worked at Sears in Yorkton until the first of their three sons arrived. She stayed home to raise the boys and then she returned to the work force at the right hand of her husband as they ran a commercial painting business together. Pat loved to make crafts such as dried flower arrangements and tole painting. An avid gardener, she loved to be in her vegetable and flower gardens and would delight in watching all the little birds that would grace her feeders. She loved to go quadding and hunting for mushrooms and also spent many hours fishing with her husband and boys often catching the biggest or the most fish. A fact that the boys would often try to deny. She loved to bake and was often called “The Perogy Making Machine”. She was so proud of each one of her sons but beamed the brightest when any of her grandchildren would come to visit her on the farm northeast of Springside. In July, Patsy accepted the Lord Jesus as her Lord and Saviour and now He has taken her home to be with Him. She was predeceased by her father, Peter Medwid; her father and mother-in law, William and Mildred Derbowka; her sister-in-law, Laurette Derbowka. She leaves to cherish her memory and celebrate her life, her loving husband of 39 years, Ken; her sons, Brent (Shelly) of Springside and their children, Rebecca, Brendan and Austin; Scott (Heidi) of Yorkton and their daughters, Victoria and Jacqueline; Clayton (Colleen) of Nipawin and their children, MacKenzie and Daylen; her mother, Victoria Medwid of Yorkton; her sisters, Adella (Frank) Karapita of Angusville; Annette (Vern) Schick of Springside; Gwen (Bruce) Fiege of Yorkton; her brother-in-law, Ron (Diane) Derbowka of Brockville, Ontario as well as many nieces, nephews and dear friends. A Service of Comfort for family and friends will be held on Wednesday, November 26, 2008 from the Chapel of Christie's Funeral Home in Yorkton, SK. A private family cremation committal will follow at a later date.

DEROW - Anne (nee Byblow), long time resident of the Queen Elizabeth Court in Yorkton and formerly of Springside, widow of John Derow, passed away on Wednesday, July 4, 2001 at the Yorkton Regional Health Centre. She was 79 years of age. Anne Derow was born on January 19, 1922 in the Whitesand district of Saskatchewan, a daughter of Nick and Dora (nee Shumay) Byblow. She was raised on the family farm and attended the Beblow School. On November 11, 1944 she was united in marriage to John Derow at St. Mary's Ukrainian Catholic Church in Yorkton. The couple farmed and raised their two sons on the family farm north of Springside. For many years while on the farm Anne was an active member of St. Mary's Parish at Whitesand and had been a member of the Ladies Aid. John passed away suddenly on November 30th 1979, following that time Anne resided on the farm for another year before moving into Springside. In 1992 Anne moved into the Queen Elizabeth Court in Yorkton where she had since resided. Besides her husband John, she was predeceased by her parents Nick and Dora, brothers Dan, Steve, Mike and Bill and by sisters Mary Chupa and Pauline Spelay. She leaves to cherish her memory her sons Randy and his wife Madeline of Springside, and Wally of Regina; grandsons Tyler, Justyn and Jayson, all of Regina and their mother Lovadie; sisters Pearl Byblow of Yorkton, Cathy Tebbutt of Kitchener, ON, Sonia and Nick Unick of Buchanan; brothers Peter and Anne Beblow of Yorkton, Daniel and Angie Byblow of Saskatoon and Tom Byblow of Springside, numerous nieces, nephews and her many other relatives and friends. The family wishes to thank the staff of the Regina General Hospital (CCU) for their compassionate care. Anne's last thought was to thank all her family and friends for their prayers, and a special thanks to her close friend Rose. The prayer service was held on Sunday evening, July 8, 2001 from the Chapel of Bailey's Funeral Home in Yorkton. The Requiem Divine Liturgy was celebrated on Monday, July 9, 2001 from St. Mary's Ukrainian Catholic Church in Yorkton with Very Rev. Dmytro Dnistrian as celebrant. The responses were sung by members of St. Mary's Funeral Choir. The crossbearer was Metro Skwarchuk, the honorary bearers were grandsons Tyler, Justyn and Jayson. The interment took place in St. Mary's Parish Cemetery at Whitesand with Emil Diak, Barry Unick, Brian Berrns, Ray Halushka, Rick Popoff and Bill Chupa serving as the casketbearers.

DEROW - Carol (nee Boyarski), beloved wife of Randy Derow of the Springside district peacefully was accepted into God's hands on May 4, 2003 at the Theodore and District Nursing Home with her family by her side. Madeline Carol Derow, known as Carol to all her family and friends was born on May 17, 1947 in Saskatoon Saskatchewan. Carol, daughter of Metro and Eunice Boyarski, grew up on the family farm just outside of Jedburgh, SK. She attended elementary and junior high school at Jedburgh and completed high school in Ituna, SK. After finishing school, Carol was married and with her first husband was blessed with five children. On Feb 13, 1992 Carol was united in marriage to Randy Derow. Together they built their livelihood on Randy's family farm in the Springside district. Carol quickly became involved in the surrounding community serving at the local rink and canteen for which her children were involved in hockey and figure skating. As well, a lady who loved to read she served for several years on the Springside Library Board. Carol also served as a counsellor for the RM of Good Lake. Destined to always be kept busy, Carol went to work outside of the home as a housekeeper at the Holdiay Inn in Yorkton. She loved her work and shortly before her illness was appointed supervisor of housekeeping. Carol loved to also crochet and knit in the evening and these precious memories are a part of many lives as her creations adorn many homes. During her last year, Carol was actively involved in providing her family and friends with the selling of Avon products and thus many of these products were given as donations to the nursing home as a remembrance of her love of this pastime. Carol, along with Randy, loved to fish at the local Theodore Dam and the Whitesand River. Many hours were also spent driving the countryside looking for deer, checking the crops and socializing with many of the local neighbours and friends. Carol spent countless hours caring for her five children and especially her two grandchildren Brett and Shawn. Whether it was running around the yard or cheering them on at the local rink at the hockey game, Carol always ensured time was given to what she saw as two of her most precious gifts. In January 2003, Carol became a resident of the Theodore and District Nursing Home. Carol was very fond of the care staff at the nursing home and the family will forever appreciate their kindness and loving support given to her. Carol will always be remembered by those who were blessed in knowing her as gentle and caring individual who never complained or asked for anything in return of the love that she openly gave. Predeceased by her father Metro in 1989 and her mother Eunice in 1994; Carol leaves to cherish her memory her husband Randy, her five children, Richard (Brenda) Zenkawich of Pilot Butte, Chris (Murray) Harris of Yorkton, Terry (Cari) Zenkawich of Orangeville, ON, Brenda (Glen) Niefer of Yorkton and Jason Zenkawich of Vancouver, BC: her grandchildren, Brett Niefer of Yorkton and Shawn Zenkawich of Pilot Butte; a sister Darlene (Bob) Curtis of Medicine Hat and nieces, Leann and Tammy of Medicine Hat, AB and brother in law Wally Derow of White City, SK and nephews Tyler, Jason and Justin. Prayers were held on Thursday, May 8, 2003 and Requiem Divine Liturgy on Friday, May 9, 2003 at St. Mary's Ukrainian Catholic Church in Yorkton with Very Rev. Bryan Bayda, as the Celebrant. The responses were led by St. Mary's Funeral Choir. The epistle reader was Brenda Zenkawich and the organist was Melita Benko. The crossbearer was Brett Niefer. The interment followed in the Garden of Devotion at Yorkton Memorial Gardens with Ben Eliuk, Brian Berrns, David Mann, Dennis Naphin, Gerry Postnikoff and Arnold Christopherson serving as the casket bearers. Gerry Postnikoff conveyed reflections of Carol's life at the funeral reception.

DEROW - Harry was born on March 15, 1949 in the Springside rural area, son of William and Anne Derow. Harry grew up on the farm as a young boy until he moved to Springside. On June 24, 1972 he married Ruth, the love of his life. After beginning a home with Ruth in Springside, Harry continued working for Rohatinsky Lumber and Wellwood of Canada. Shortly after Harry opened his own successful lumber yard in Springside which he owned and operated for 6 years. After selling the lumber yard, he then began his life long dream as an independent contractor. Harry's Construction has been a well known and trusted business for the last 20 years. In 1973 Harry and Ruth were blessed with their daughter, Lana. Not long after their blessings continued with the births of their sons, Derek and Lowell. Harry and Ruth loved being parents, keeping busy with hockey, figure skating, piano and family life. Harry enjoyed building furniture for his home and family, coin collecting and spending time outdoors usually driving his dune buggy, snowmobile or motor bike. He also enjoyed sharing his time and talents with the Good Spirit Bible Camp. Harry always appreciated the blessings of each day and had the gift of a positive attitude which he shared with others as well. He knew how to recognize and cherish the important things in life, which to him were the love and happiness of his family and friends. Harry leaves behind his loving wife of 33 years, Ruth of Springside; his three children, Lana (Jonas) Marchinko and their two children, Simon and Macie of Red Deer; Derek (Andrea) Derow of Ottawa; Lowell (fianc' Melissa) Derow of Regina; his parents, William and Anne Derow of Springside; brothers, Paul Derow of Winnipeg, Dan (Christel) Derow of Springside, Nik (Bonnie) Derow of Edmonton; sister, Violet (Massey) Mizuno of Saskatoon; as well as many nieces, nephews, other relatives and good friends. A Service of Comfort for family and friends was held on Saturday, April 15, 2006 from Springside Baptist Church with Dr. Cliff Bergman officiating. Funeral Services were held on Saturday, April 15, 2006 from Springside Baptist Church with Dr. Cliff Bergman officiating. The organist, Jeanette Kriger, pianist, Kitty Arndt and Congregational Song Leader, Eldon Arndt, led the congregation in the singing of the hymns. Special Musical selections were shared by nephews, Sheldon & Jason Fichtner. Harry's daughter, Lana Marchinko, remembered her father in tribute and his brother, Nik Derow, gave the eulogy. Son-in-law, Jonas Marchinko, did the scripture readings. The interment service followed in the Springside Town Cemetery with Brian Sperling, Mervin Fichtner, Tex Schirrschmidt, Mervin Gabert, Dave Essar and Lorne Kopeck serving as casket bearers.

DEROW - William Nick went to be with his eternal Lord on March 10, 2010 at the age of 93 years, just four days short of his 94th birthday. William was born on March 14, 1916 on a farm in the Springside District, the first child of Nick and Dora Derow. As a teenager, Bill worked on farms as a labourer and then bought his own farm. At the age of 25 years, he was drafted into the Canadian Army. He served for three and a half years. During that time, on a leave of absence, he married Annie Fedun on April 20, 1944. They were blessed with five children. In 1961 the farm was sold, and the family moved to Springside. Bill pre-fabricated the new house on the farm and moved it into town to set it up. He then started to do construction work and later also worked on Highway Construction. Bill’s last job was working for the Town of Springside in maintenance. Bill and Annie came to know the Lord through evangelical meetings at the Springside Baptist Church. Their passion for the Lord grew to where they started to minister as Lay Pastors to several Ukrainian home church communities. Bill continued to be a member of the Springside Baptist Church until his passing. After Bill’s retirement, he spent many hours in his “shop” He always invented different things, his best creation being the “knife and saw blade sharpener”. Bill and Annie spent many days fishing on their boat. They also devoted themselves to their children and grandchildren. In 2006, Bill made the decision to move into the Yorkton & District Nursing Home. He had a very positive Christian testimony at the home. Bill was predeceased by his parents, Nick and Dora; his brother, John in 2009 and his son, HARRY in 2004. He leaves to mourn his passing and cherish his memory, his wife of 66 years, Annie; his children, son, PAUL of Winnipeg, MB and his daughter, Lisa (Matt) and their son, Cameron; DAN (Christel) of Springside, SK; daughter-in-law, Ruth of Springside, SK and family, Lana (Jonas) Marchinko of Red Deer, AB and their children, Simon and Macie, Derek (Andrea) of Regina, SK and their children, Reese and Samuel and Lowell (Melissa) of Regina, SK and their son, Liam; VI (Massey) Mizuno of Saskatoon, SK and their children, Michael (Regan) of Denver, Colorado, Tim of Saskatoon, SK and his daughter, Kamryn, Tabitha (Alex) of Edmonton, AB; NIK (Bonnie) of Leduc, AB and their children, Lee (Jodi) of Camrose, AB, Shawn (Robin) of Mundare, AB and Tia (Scott) Pierce of Camrose, AB as well as many nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends. A Service of Comfort will be held on Friday, March 12, 2010 at 7:00 p.m. from the Chapel of Christie’s Funeral Home. The Funeral Service will take place on Saturday, March 13, 2010 at 3:00 p.m. from Springside Baptist Church in Springside, SK. The interment will follow in the Springside Town Cemetery.

DOBKO - Anthony Ernest Dobko, 78, of Moosomin, Saskatchewan passed away peacefully on March 11, 2014. Tony was born on January 20, 1936 to Steve and Mary Dobko, at the family farm in Jedburgh. He attended school in Jedburgh and later Teacher's College in Moose Jaw. Tony taught at many schools but spent most of his career in Moosomin. He retired in 1989 after 34 years of teaching. On November 10, 1960, Tony married Carolyn Stewart. They began their life together in Chamberlain, moved to Lang, Regina, and eventually settled in Moosomin. Here they raised their three children, and have resided for the last 45 years. Tony was predeceased by his parents, Steve and Mary, his father-in-law, George Stewart, mother-in-law, Marion Brown, stepfather-in-law, Charles Brown, and brother-in-law, Martin McDonell. He leaves to mourn his loving wife Carol, his three children, Brad (Lorri) Dobko, Brenda (Mike) Steciuk, and Sandy (Ron) Theriault, four grandchildren, Denae Dobko, Haley Steciuk, Aleena and Anthony Theriault, sister Isabelle (Mike) Lys, sisters-in-law Donalda McDonell, Bev (Stan) Aberhart, and many nieces, nephews, and friends. Tony was a friend to all, and liked by all who knew him. May he rest in peace. Funeral Mass will be held at St. Mary's Roman Catholic Church, Moosomin, on Saturday, March 15 at 11:00 a.m.. Interment in the Moosomin North Cemetery. Prayers will be held at the church on Friday, March 14 at 7:30 p.m.

DOBKO - Mary (nee Woloshyn) of Yorkton entered into eternal rest on Thursday, September 4, 2008 at the Yorkton & District Nursing Home. She was 95 years of age. Mary was born on May 23, 1913 in the Jedburgh district, daughter of Michael and Paraska Woloshyn. She grew up in the Jedburgh district and attended Forest Nook School. At a young age she went to work to help with the family income. On September 2, 1934 she was united in marriage to Steve Dobko at St. Mary's Church in Yorkton. They resided in the Jedburgh district and raised their two children there, Isabelle and Tony. Mary was very active in the Jedburgh district. She was a member of St. Olga's Church Club and the Good Deed Club for many years as well as volunteering with her children's activities. Mary enjoyed many hobbies such as gardening, especially her flowers. She was an avid seamstress and quilter. She made sure that all her children, grandchildren and great grandchildren have a quilt to remember her by. She was also a member of the Ukrainian Catholic Women's League for many years. Mary was predeceased by her parents; husband Steve and four sisters and three brothers. She is survived by her children, Isabelle (Mike) Lys of Yorkton and their children, Barbara (Bob) Koroluk of Regina, Cheryl (George) Thompson of North Battleford, Colin (Leslie) Lys of Yorkton; Tony (Carolyn) Dobko of Moosomin and their children, Bradley (Lorri) Dobko of Mexico, Brenda (Mike) Steciuk of St. Andrews, MB and Sandra (Ron) Theriault of Winnipeg; as well as ten great grandchildren; one brother Steve (Beatrice) of Victoria and sisters-in-law Rose Milotte of Moose Jaw, Dora Blahyi of Yorkton and Esther Woloshyn of Springside; as well as numerous nieces, nephews and friends. Prayers were held on Sunday, September 7th , preceded by the rosary led by members of the Ukrainian Catholic Women's League. Requiem Divine Liturgy was celebrated on Monday, September 8th, with Rev. Father Raymond Lukie as the Celebrant . Both services were at St. Mary's Ukrainian Catholic Church, Yorkton, Saskatchewan. The responses were led by Ed Pindus, Colette Karapita & parish choir members. The crossbearer was Laura Gendall and the epistle reader was Brenda Steciuk. Reflections of Grandma's life were conveyed by Cheryl Thompson. The Honour Guard was formed by the Ukrainian Catholic Women's League. Honourary Bearers were "All Those who were touched by Mary's Life". The interment followed in the Yorkton City Cemetery with Barbara Koroluk, Colin Lys, Cheryl Thompson, Brenda Steciuk, Bradley Dobko and Sandra Theriault serving as the casket bearers.

DOMSHY - Mary (nee Makowetski) Popowich passed away peacefully Monday, May 21, 2001 at the Yorkton & District Nursing Home. She was 93 years of age. Mary was born on May 11, 1908 in the Beaverdale district, a daughter of Max Makowetski and Katie Makowecki. She was the eldest of 11 half brothers and 7 half sisters. Mary helped her parents with the raising of the younger children. At the age of 13 years Mary left home to seek employment. She worked at Lacy's, Croll's and Smith's. On March 2, 1927 Mary was united in marriage to William Popowich. They settled on a farm in the Jedburgh district and were blessed with two sons, Marvin and Rudolph. Here she raised chickens, milked cows, grew beautiful flowers and a large vegetable garden. William passed away in 1971. In July, 1975 Mary married Fred Domshy and farmed in the Beaverdale district for two years before purchasing a home in Yorkton to enjoy their retirement years. Following Fred's death in 1981 Mary continued to maintain her home until the spring of 1998 when she became a resident of Yorkton & District Nursing Home. She leaves to cherish her memory her two sons, Marvin (Laurie) Popowich of Regina and Rudolph (Marion) Popowich of Ituna; four grandchildren, Tracy (Darryle) Bulych of White City, Mark Popowich and Todd (friend Cora) Popowich of Regina and Susan (Curtis) Braden of Martensville; eight great-grandchildren, Austin and Avery Bulych of White City, Liticia, Randall, Chantelle and Danielle Popowich of Regina and Samantha and Madison Braden of Martensville; three sisters, Ann Yaremko of Yorkton, Evelyn Krushelnicki of Vanguard and Adele (Doug) Garcon of Red Deer; two brothers, John Sereda of Yorkton and Edward (Bernice) Makowetski of Kelowna BC; a sister-in-law Mary Makowetski of Yorkton, as well as numerous nieces and nephews. Prayer services were held on Thursday, May 24 at the Chapel of Bailey's Funeral Home. Requiem Divine Liturgy was celebrated on Friday, May 25 at St. Mary's Ukrainian Catholic Church in Yorkton with Very Rev. Dmytro Dnistrian, as the Celebrant. The responses were led by St. Mary's Funeral Choir. The crossbearer was Joe. J. Ratushniak. The interment followed in the Yorkton City Cemtery with Mark and Todd Popowich, Curtis Braden, Darryle Bulych, Richard Yaremko and John Makowetski serving as the casket bearers. Following the reception, granddaughter Tracy Bulych expressed remembrances of her grandmother.

DRAPER - Eric, beloved husband of Merle Draper of Yorkton, passed away peacefully on Sunday, April 13, 2003 at the Yorkton Regional Health Centre. He was 84 years of age. Eric Bradley Draper was born on October 8, 1918 on the family farm near Yorkton; a son of Frank & Francis (nee Bradley) Draper. Eric helped on the family farm until he joined the 17th Field Battery, Royal Canadian Artillery, 5th Division. Eric sailed to England after training and served in Italy before being deployed to France, Belgium, Holland and into Germany. Following his dis-charge, he returned home. On October 8, 1946 he was united in marriage to Merle Worden at Melville. The couple purchased land through the V.L.A. in the Fone hill district, where they farmed for the next 28 years. As Eric's health began to slowly decline, he retired from farming and began working as a caretaker and commissionaire for the next 16 years. The couple lived at Esterhazy for three years, but as Eric's health further declined, moved back to Yorkton, where they had since resided. Eric was a Saskatchewan Wheat Pool member all his life, and had served as Secretary-Treasurer and chairman of the local wheat pool committee in the Fonehill district. He also belonged to the Saskatchewan Wildlife Federation and the Royal Canadian Legion. Eric always took excellent care of his horses and cattle, he was a lover of animals of any kind. He enjoyed hockey, baseball, playing cards and doing puzzles with his grandchildren. When health permitted, Eric and Merle also enjoyed travelling with Hub and Isabel Peterson. Eric and Merle enjoyed 56 wonderful years together and were blessed with a son and four daughters. Eric passed away peacefully on Sunday, April 13, 2003 at the Yorkton Regional Health Centre. He was 84 years of age. Predeceased by his parents, a brother Dan, and a great grandson, Eric Bradley Andrusiek. He leaves to mourn his passing and to cherish his memory, his beloved wife Merle; a son, Bradley (Bernadette) Draper of Springside and their family, Rashelle (Darryl) Andrusiek of Springside and Barton (Chantelle) Draper of Calgary; Gaile (David) Reddekopp of Saskatoon and their family, Jean Giesbrecht of Calgary and Bernice (John) Harder of Irricana, AB; Marie (Les) Peterson of Kelowna and their family, Deanna Gordon of Saskatoon, Tina (Scott) Bruce of Kelowna and William (Chrissy) Hartridge of Winnipeg; Glenda (Cliff) Chutskoff of Virden MB, and their family Carly (Stephan) Bunka of Saskatoon and Kristina Chutskoff of Winnipeg; Bonnie (David) Moar of Winnipeg and their family, Tyler and Chad; nine great grandchildren, Tahnee & Alexa Harder, Graceanne & Jakob Bruce, Luke Andrusiek, Jacob Draper, and Erika, Kristen and Amber Gordon; as well as numerous other relatives and friends. Funeral services were held on Thursday, April 17, 2003 from the Yorkton Memorial Gardens Family Centre. Rev. Richard Gibson of the Church of the Nazarene officiated. Gaile Reddekopp gave the eulogy, and granddaughters Carly Bunka and Krissy Chutskoff gave a tribute. The organist, Kathleen Gibson led the congregation in the singing of the hymns. Soloist, Doreen Smith sang 'Sweet Hour of Prayer'. The interment followed in the Garden of Memories with grandson Barton Draper as the urnbearer.

DUBIEL - John Frank, of Yorkton, Sask, died peacefully on Thursday, May 3, 2001 at the Anderson Lodge with his sister Julia and niece Adeline at his bedside. He was 90 years of age. John was born on March 4, 1911 in the Rockdale district, son of Frank and Katie (nee Zulyniak) Dubiel. John received his education at Maxwelton School. Together with his brother Claudie, they formed a farming partnership which they continued until John moved off the family farm. In 1966 John moved to Yorkton to be with his father and sister Nellie. John continued to reside in their home until January 16, 2001 when he became a resident of the Anderson Lodge. John attended the Beaverdale Church and upon moving to Yorkton became a member of St. Mary's Church. He was predeceased by his parents, Frank and Katherine; three brothers, Claudie, Mike and Andrew; two sisters, Agnes Bohay and Mary Wlock; two brothers-in-law, Mike Pillipow and Joe Maystrowich and sister-in-law Mary Dubiel. John is survived by his caregiver, life-long friend and sister, Nellie of Yorkton; brother Joe of Balcarres; sisters Julia (Pete) Blazeiko of Willowbrook, Anne Maystrowich of Melville, Tannie Pillipow of Goodeve and Rose (Metro) Washek of Regina; brother-in-law Fred Bohay of Goodeve; sisters-in-law Doreen Dubiel and Helen Dubiel of Yorkton; his devoted niece Marlene Howden of Regina and numerous other nieces and nephews. Prayer services were held on Sunday evening May 6, 2001, from St. Mary's Ukrainian Catholic Church in Yorkton. Requiem Divine Liturgy was Celebrated on Monday morning, May 7, 2001, from St. Mary's Ukrainian Catholic Church with Very Rev. Father Dmytro Dnistrian as Celebrant. The Liturgy responses were sung by St. Mary's Funeral Choir. The Epistle reader was Ted Wlock with Marlene Howden serving as Cross Bearer. Donald Blazeiko, Ray and Elaine Gorchynski, Larry and Adeline Markham, Ted and Sonia Wlock, Julia Blazeiko and Rosie Washek were Honourary Bearers. The interment followed in the Garden of Crucifixion, Yorkton Memorial Gardens with Raymond Dubiel, Garry Dubiel, Wade Dubiel, Ron Pillipow, Tony Blazeiko and Eugene Maystrowich serving as Casket Bearers. Following the Memorial Luncheon thoughts of John's life and thanks were given by nieces Adeline Markham and Marlene Howden.

DUFF - Peter Gordon, resident of the Anderson lodge in Yorkton, passed away on Friday, August 2, 2002 at the Lodge. He was 87 years of age. Peter Gordon Duff was born on January 23, 1915 on his parent's farm in the Beaverdale district of Saskatchewan; a son of Will and Isabella (nee Goddard) Duff. Gordon grew up on the farm where he attended Silver Willow School and eventually lived and farmed with his own family. On November, 14, 1951 Gordon married Laura Aiken at Yorkton. Together the couple farmed and raised their family in the Beaverdale district. Gordon was involved with the Creekside Rural Telephone Company, and also served on the Silver Willow School Board and the R.M.. He enjoyed playing baseball, softball and hockey. Gordon and Laura also enjoyed square dancing and visiting with friends at card socials. He enjoyed watching baseball and football on TV and listening to the Yorkton Terriers hockey games. Laura passed away in March of 1982. Gordon continued to live on the farm and helped his son Ian farm for a number of years before moving into Yorkton. In failing health following a stroke, Gordon became a resident of the Anderson Lodge where he enjoyed playing bingo and listening and dancing to old time music. Predeceased by his wife, Laura; his parents, Will and Isabella; his brother, George (Irene) Duff and his sister, Isabelle Koropchuk, Gordon leaves to cherish his memory, his two children, son, Ian (Marina) of Saskatoon and their two children, Jenna and Graeme; his daughter, Susan (Alex) Baluk of Yorkton and their two children Don and Mark; brothers-in-law, Alex Koropchuk of Edmonton, Garri (Shirley) Aiken of Calgary and Charles Aiken of Calgary; numerous nieces, nephews, and his many other relatives and friends. The funeral service was held on Tuesday, August 6, 2002 from Westview United Church in Yorkton. Rev. Faye Greer officiated. The organist, Vange Shipowick led members of the church choir and the congregation in the singing of the hymns. The interment followed in the Garden of St. Mark at the Yorkton Memorial Gardens with David Wilson, Clark Anderson, Albert Duff, Graeme Duff, Don Baluk and Mark Baluk serving as the casketbearers.

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EFFA - Albert. On May 3, 2008, Albert Effa, at 86 years of age, passed away peacefully in his home surrounded by his children and grandchildren. Albert was born on October 27, 1921 on the family farm in the Springside district. He was the second eldest of five children born to Adolf and Olga Effa. From youth Albert farmed with his father and spent the winters working in Vancouver. There he met and fell in love with Martha Wollenberg. They married on June 30, 1950, and established a family farm in the Springside area. God blessed their marriage with nine children. Through the difficult years of farming, Albert also worked in construction to support his family. In 1983, Albert and Martha moved to Springside, and continued to farm until his retirement in 1992. At the age of 12 years Albert accepted the Lord as his Savior at a revival meeting and was baptized a year later. He became a member of West Ebenezer Church and later the Springside Baptist Church. Church was an integral part of his life, and over the years, Albert served as a deacon and as a member of the Good Spirit Baptist Bible Camp board. He always encouraged and supported his children in church activities. Albert was also involved in the community, especially in his retirement years. He diligently fulfilled his responsibilities while serving on both the Credit Union Board of Directors and the Saskatchewan Housing Authority Board. Albert devoted much of his time to his children and grandchildren. In the spring and fall he made regular trips to visit them, and never missed their special events such as baptisms, concerts, and graduations. In his retirement years, he developed a love for gardening and spent many hours in his yard caring for his flowers. He looked forward to going to the farm to help out wherever he could. He also enjoyed curling and never missed an opportunity to go fishing. Albert was predeceased by his sister, Joyce, in infancy, his brother, Ewald in 1930, father, Adolf in 1976, mother, Olga in 1987, and wife, Martha in 1989. He leaves to mourn his passing and cherish his memory his children: Bob (Calla) of Yorkton, Carolyn Koroll (Kim) of Edmonton, AB., Ken (Elaine) of Springside, Sharon McKen (Daryl) of Saskatoon, Neal (Amy) of Swan River, MB., Lynda Dyck (Ron) of Lethbridge, AB., Lorna Breitkreuz (Herb) of Springside, Joanne of Regina, and Wendy of Regina; 19 grandchildren, four great grandchildren; sister, Eileen Minke of Springside, and brother, Harvey (Jean) of Fort Qu’Appelle; and many relatives and friends. A Service of Comfort for Family and Friends was held on Wednesday, May 7, 2008 from the Chapel of Christie’s Funeral Home, Yorkton, Saskatchewan with Dr. Cliff Bergman officiating. The Funeral Service was held on Thursday, May 8, 2008 from Springside Baptist Church, Springside, Saskatchewan with Dr. Cliff Bergman officiating. The organist, Jeanette Kriger and pianist, Kitty Arndt, together with song leader, Eldon Arndt led the congregation in the singing of the hymns. The scriptures were read by Angela Koroll. Special music was provided by Brenda Kramer who sang, "Saved By Grace" and Julie Effa who sang (via CD), "Room With A View". Albert’s life history was shared by Bob Effa and heartfelt tributes were shared by Neal Effa on behalf of the children and Lindsay Dyck and Clarke Breitkreuz on behalf of the grandchildren. Albert’s grandchildren, Josh Dyck, Julie Effa, Angela Koroll, Rebecca Effa, Cherise Effa, Loralee Martin, Lindsay Dyck, Jayden Dyck, Chad Effa, Clarke Breitkreuz, Marcus McKen, Rachel McKen and Katelyn Breitkreuz, formed an Honour Guard as the congregation exited the church. The interment service followed in the Springside Town Cemetery with grandchildren, Ryan Effa, Greg Koroll, Jonathan Koroll, Brock Effa, Carson Effa and Brett Kreitkreuz serving as the casket bearers. Some of Albert’s favourite hymns were shared by those gathered at the graveside.

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FEDYK - Mary (nee Prybylski), of the Park Unit, Yorkton Regional Health Centre, entered eternal rest on Saturday, April 21, 2001. She was 97 years, 10 months and 4 days of age. Mary was born on June 17, 1903 in the Beaverdale District of Saskatchewan, a daughter of Ukrainian pioneers Nick and Hafia (nee Sereda) Prybylski. Mary attended Silver Willow School until Grade 3, and on August 28, 1920 she was united in marriage to Kost Fedyk. The couple farmed in the Jedburgh district until 1956 when they retired and moved to Yorkton. Kost died in 1964, and Mary continued to make her home in Yorkton. In 1982 she moved into the Clements Court, then Lovella Schmidt's Care Home in 1992. When her health failed Mary made her home in the Yorkton and District Nursing Home and then the Park Unit. Mary spent many hours sewing, crocheting and knitting. She cross-stitched a table cloth for each of her grandchildren as well as knitted them afghans. The linen she donated to St. Mary's Church (Beaverdale), are still used today. She loved to socialize with friends and family and enjoyed playing cards especially Canasta. Nobody ever left her home without being offered a meal. Her family was special to her and she loved her grandchildren. She also was a faithful parishioner to her Church: St. Mary's in Beaverdale and St. Mary's in Yorkton. Mary leaves to cherish her memory and to celebrate her life her children: Walter and his wife Lily of Jedburgh, Rose and her husband Metro Halushka of Yorkton, Katie Machuik of Ituna, and Jean Stadnyk of Melville; also a daughter-in-law Sonia Fedyk of Thunder Bay along with 12 grandchildren, 28 great-grandchildren and 6 great-great-grandchildren. Mary was predeceased by her husband Kost; sons Andrew in 1973, and Joe in 1993; sons-in-law Andrew Stadnyk in 1997 and Bill Machuik in 1999; her brothers John, Metro, George and Bill Prybylski and sisters Eva Hrebenik, Katie Benko and Annie Bogdasavich. Prayer services were held on Wednesday evening. April 25, 2001 from the Chapel of Bailey's Funeral Home Yorkton. Requiem Divine Liturgy was Celebrated on Thursday morning, April 26, 2001 from St. Mary's Ukrainian Catholic Church, Yorkton, with Rev. Father Bryan Bayda as Celebrant. The responses to the Liturgy were sung by St. Mary's Funeral Choir. Pat Stadnyk was the Cross Bearer with Phyllis Shewchuk as Epistle Reader. The interment followed in the St. Mary's Ukrainian Catholic Parish Cemetery, Beaverdale District of Saskatchwan, with Gerry, Glenn, Bryan Stadnyk, Clarence Woychesko, Alvin Fedyk and Allan Machuik serving as Casket Bearers.

FENSKE - Ethel Esther (nee Sanderson) of Springside passed away on Wednesday, January 18, 2006 at the Yorkton Regional Health Centre. She was 95 years of age. Ethel was born on July 14, 1910 in Springside, Saskatchewan; a daughter of James and Amelia (nee Pachal) Sanderson. She grew up on the family farm and attended Good Luck School. Ethel was united in marriage to Alfred Fenske on October 20, 1930 and were blessed with one daughter Audrey. During her life Ethel was an avid curler and was involved in the community for many years. She leaves to mourn her passing and to celebrate her life her daughter Audrey of Springside; grandsons: Garnet Badke of Edmonton, AB., Elden (Linda) Badke of Fort St. John, BC; great grandsons: Hunter Alfred Wolfgang and Barrett Otto Tyson Badke; sisters and brothers-in-law: Muriel Sanderson of California, Elsie Fenske of Richmond, BC., Luella and George Richards of Clearbrook, BC., Irene MacDonald of Langley, BC., Eileen and Art Effa of Yorkton, SK., Marlene and Dan Breitkreuz of Springside, SK., Lillian and Stan MacPherson of Abbotsford, BC., and many nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her parents; her husband Alfred ( 1988 ) and numerous brothers and sisters. The funeral service was held on Monday afternoon, January 23, 2006 from St. Paul's Lutheran Church, Springside, Sask. with Pastor Mark Maunula and Pastor Kyunghyun Kim officiating. Jeanette Kriger was the organist leading the congregation in the Hymns. The interment followed in the Garden of St. Mark Yorkton Memorial Gardens with Vern Effa, Alger Gruber, Mark Gruber, Bob Kriger, Donn Laube and Elvin Riess serving as Casket Bearers.

FORD - Kathleen Jean (nee McPherson), "Jean" as she was known to her friends, was born on June 18, 1918 in the Yorkton area, the daughter of Duncan and Laura McPherson. She passed away on Tuesday, March 9, 2010 at the Yorkton Regional Health Centre. She was 91 years of age. Jean received her education in the Rosemount and Armstrong Schools. In the fall of 1938, she was united in marriage to Arthur Ford of Springside, Saskatchewan. They began their married life on a farm in the Willowbrook district until the fall of 1941. They then bought a farm east of Yorkton, where they resided until they moved into the city of Yorkton in 1980. Jean’s family was very important to her and she loved being with them, especially spending time with her grandchildren and great-grandchildren. An avid gardener, Jean especially loved her flowers. Her many hobbies included knitting, crocheting, bowling, fishing, playing cards, cribbage and curling in her younger years. Jean was predeceased by her husband, Arthur in 1999, her parents, her sisters and brothers-in-law, Annabelle and Charles Owen, Nell and Wilfred Gleave, brother-in-law, Robert Ford and her brother, James in Italy during WWII. Jean leaves to mourn her passing and cherish her memory, her daughter, Joyce (Wally) Schmidt and their children, Judith (Kevin) Tomporowski of Brandon, MB and their children, Jason, Kathleen and Megan, Ron (Wanda) Schmidt of Saskatoon, SK and their children, James (Sarah) Schmidt, Ryan (Aliesha) Schmidt, Ken (Leslie) Schmidt of Saskatoon and their children, Laura (Warren) Richelhoff, Alex, Jordan and Justin, Dean (Karen) Schmidt of Calgary, AB and their children, Rebecca and Colton, Cheryl (Jeff) Prediger of Saskatoon, SK and their children, Ashley and Kayla; her son, Nelson (Margret) and their children, all of Yorkton, SK, Leonard (Lori) and their children, Dustin and Trisha, Richard (Livia) and their children, Sean and Jaelyn, Grant, Glen (Cindy) and their children, Jordan and Cameron. Also a sister, Mae Ford, as well as many nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends. Funeral Services will be held on Tuesday, March 16, 2010 at 2:00 p.m. from the chapel of Christie’s Funeral Home. The interment will follow in the Yorkton City Cemetery.

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GABERT - Arnold Norman Gabert of Saskatoon (formerly of Carlyle and Estevan) passed away November 16, 2013 at the age of 99. He was predeceased by his parents, Ed and Olga Gabert, his wife Jean (Little), an infant sister and his brother Ernie (June) of Saskatoon. Arnold was born on a farm near Springside, SK. He enjoyed many sports; track and field, curling, golfing and baseball. In 1938, the Springside team won the Western Baseball League (Abell Cup). In later years, he enjoyed golf which he continued to play into his nineties. A career in education began when he attended Normal School in Moose Jaw from 1934-1935. His first teaching position was in the Clear Creek School grades 1-8. His next school was at Stoughton where he resigned the principalship to enter the RCAF for a period of 4 1/2 years as an Instrument Flying Instructor. In 1941, he married his life partner, Jean. Upon demobilization, he attended the University of Toronto and the Ontario College of Education for his BA and BEd degrees. He returned to Saskatchewan in 1949 where he accepted the position of Principal of Chaplin School until 1955 when he accepted the position as Superintendent of Schools for the City of Estevan. He retired in 1974. He and Jean spent the first winter in New Zealand and Fiji. Subsequent winters were spent in Harlingen, Texas. In 2010, Arnold moved to Saskatoon to be closer to family. Arnold was active in many community organizations; Lions Club, Royal Canadian Legion (lifetime member), and while teaching in Chaplin STF counsellor. In honouring Arnold's wishes, no Memorial Service will be held.

GABERT - Roland "Rolly" (February 23, 1915 - September 11, 2009) loving husband to Ruth (nee Fandrey) and father to Keith and Myron, was born on the farm in the Springside district. He was the fourth child of seven children of Christina and Adolph Gabert. Roland married Ruth in 1937 and they began farming near his family’s farm in 1940. In 1950 Rolly and Ruth opened the "Gabert General Store" in Orcadia and in 1952 Rolly began his career as a grain buyer with the Saskatchewan Wheat Pool. In 1956 Rolly was transferred to the Saltcoats Pool elevator and the family moved and made Saltcoats their home. Twenty-six years later Rolly retired, and the couple spent their years tending their garden, working on community projects, curling, hunting, fishing and travelling throughout Canada and the United States. Rolly was predeceased by his son; Myron, his parents, three brothers; August, Daniel, Henry, and three sisters; Julia (Emil) Yanke, Sylvia (Fred) Nehring, Sadie (Ian) Cameron. Roland leaves his loving wife Ruth, his son Keith (Carol), daughter-in-law (Jean), sister-in-law (Helen), 6 grandchildren (Tracy, Dawn, Jamie, Robin, Jeffrey, Jason and 8 great-grandchildren (Douglas, Hayley, Shaylayne, Kenzie, Tessa, Gracie, Connor and Calvin), and numerous nieces and nephews. The funeral service will be held on Thursday September 17, 2009 at 2:00 p.m. at the Saltcoats Community Hall. Rev. Walter Farquharson will be officiating the service and Lorne Neal will be the pianist. His interment follows at the Saltcoats Town Cemetery with Rolly’s grandchildren; Tracy Gabert, Dawn Gabert, Jamie Gabert, Robin Gabert, Jeffrey Gabert and Jason Gabert serving as pall bearers. Rolly will be sadly missed.

GARRY - Edith (nee Lieslar) of Willowbrook, Sask. passed away on Wednesday, May 2, 2007 at the Yorkton Regional Health Centre. She was 72 years of age. Edith was born on September 12, 1934 in the Willowbrook district of Saskatchewan; a daughter of George and Annie (nee Sturtz) Lieslar. She was raised on the family farm and received her education in this district. Edith met Lloyd Garry and they were united in marriage on October 29, 1952 at St. Andrews United Church in Yorkton. They then began their life together on the farm near Willowbrook and as well Edith worked at the COOP Creamery. In 1961 they opened Garry's General Store which they operated for several years before closing it. They continued to farm with Edith also finding employment at the A & W. After they sold the farm Edith and Lloyd retired and continued to reside in Willowbrook. Lloyd passed away in 1998 who was a part of Edith's life that could never be replaced. She lived in Willowbrook with her son Grant until she passed away. Edith was a community minded person who loved to socialize with people. She was active with the Ace High Church Organization and when her sons played ball she and Lloyd were their greatest fans following them around to many games. She loved to curl and animals, had an enormous garden, loved her family; grandchildren and her special great grandson and great granddaughter Madison and Emma and her "little peanut Jean. Her times spent at the cabin at Good Spirit and camping with family and friends filled her life with joy and her happiest time of the year was Christmas. Edith was a loving and kind woman. She leaves to cherish her memory and to celebrate her life her children: Grant of Willowbrook, SK, Glenn (Margaret) of Calgary, AB., Sandy (Bill) of Yorkton, SK. Her grandchildren: Cory (Michelle) Garry of Willowbrook, SK and their children: Madison and Emma, Lindsay (Kevin) of Yorkton, SK., Shaun, Kevin and Michael Garry of BC., Jean Garry of Calgary, AB., Tish (Matt) Shannon of Melita, MB. and their children Rachel, Clayton and Jhordan, Becky (Shane) La'perierre and their son Brendon of Boisevain, MB.; a special nephew Terry Lieslar of Warman, SK., along with numerous nieces and nephews; a" granddaughter" Sarah Ereth of Willowbrook, SK, a daughter-in-law and mother of Cory and Lindsay, Laurie Lang of Yorkton, SK. and all of the children in the Willowbrook district who claimed Edith as their own grandmother and fondly called her "GG". Edith was predeceased by her parents; her husband Lloyd, an infant sister Shirley a brother Mervin a brother and his wife Louie and Bertha Lieslar; sisters and their husbands: Mary and Mike Oshanek, Rosie and Milt Schlichenmayer and a daughter-in-law Debbie. A service of comfort was held on Sunday evening May 6, 2007 from the Chapel of Bailey's Funeral Home Yorkton, SK. The funeral service was held on Monday afternoon, May 7, 2007 from the Yorkton Memorial Gardens Family Centre with Faye Greer of Westview United Church Officiating. The organist was Marilyn Newell leading the congregation in the Hymns. The reflections and remembrances of Edith's life were given by her nephew Terry Lieslar. All those who touched Edith's lfe were named as Honourary Bearers with Terry Lieslar, Dennis Nagy, Pat Liebrecht, Garnet Lang, Gerald Becker and Andy Coulter serving as Casket Bearers with the interment at the Garden of Devotion Yorkton Memorial Gardens.

GIBSON - William Harvey James. It is with great sadness that the family of Bill Gibson of Springside, SK announce his passing on Friday, April 3, 2009. Bill was born on May 19, 1948 in Assiniboia, Sask, the third child of James and Evelyn Gibson. He grew up and attended school in Glentworth, SK. After a career of over thirty years with the Saskatchewan Wheat Pool which took Bill and his family to McCord, Assiniboia, Frontier, Tuberose, Mankota, Outlook, Unity, Wadena and Carlyle. Bill retired for a short time in Regina and then settled on the farm near Springside, SK. He was predeceased by his wife, Louise; parents, James and Evelyn Gibson and infant brother, James. Bill is survived by his wife, Jacquie; his children, Shelby, Taylor and Nicole Gibson, Sandi (Michael) Gray and their children, Gage, Kylah and Luke, and Clayton (Corinne) Gibson and their children, Callie, Cade and Coy; sisters, Doreen (O’Dell) Dodd and Ruby (Roy) Sayers; mother-in-law, Marlene Virtue; father-in-law, Jack (Eileen) Rioch; Jacquie’s brothers and sisters, as well as many nieces and nephews. Funeral Services were held on Tuesday, April 7, 2009 from the Chapel of Christie’s Funeral Home with Rev. Faye Greer of Westview United Church officiating. Bill’s sister, Ruby Sayers, remembered her brother in tribute and eulogy. Special music included Jack Rioch and Bill’s daughters, Taylor and Shelby performing “Black Velvet Waltz”; Callie and Corinne Gibson performing “Daddy’s Hands”; Jack Rioch and Frank Rioch performing “Sunday Morning Coming Down” and a taped music selection of Johnny Reid singing, “Thank You”. The Cremation Committal followed in the Springside Town Cemetery with Bill’s son, Clayton Gibson serving as the urn bearer.

GRAVES - Christina (nee Walkingshaw). On Friday, February 22, 2002 Christina Graves of Yorkton and formerly of the Springside district, widow of John passed away at the Yorkton and District Nursing Home; her family at her side. She was 82 years of age. Christina was born in Lochelly Fifeshire Scotland on September 19, 1919; a daughter to Anne Walkingshaw eldest of three children. She spent most of her early years with her grandparents and numerous aunts and uncles who were very dear to her. Christina attended school in Lochgelly and later in Edinburgh. She found her job as nanny to the Hedley family in Peebles very rewarding remaining friends for her entire life. Christina joined the A.T.S. ( auxiliary territorial service ) during World War Two where she met and fell in love with John Graves. They were married in 1942 in Lochgelly where their first child Alexander Armstrong Walkingshaw was born. In 1945 as one of many war brides Christina with son Alexander immigrated into Canada to be reunited with John in Springside to start their life together. Christina endured many hardships during those early years in Springside; without the conveniences that had been readily available to her in Edinburgh. Christina, John and family lived in Springside for many years before moving to Yorkton where they continued to raise and add to their family. Christina was a very warm, generous caring person who would do anything for anyone. As a mother of eight, grandmother of twenty - one and great grandmother of ten a good deal of her life was spent caring for children. Thank God she loved baking, singing, dancing and story telling; for many long hours were spent doing all of the above. Her children loved to hear her stories of her Scottish heritage of which she was so proud. Music and singing were a big part of Christina's life and she looked forward to Sunday and singing in the church choir. As a member of the Legion Auxiliary she helped with many fund raising events. Gardening was John's dream; canning was Christina's nightmare; eating was the family’s pleasure. She was predeceased by her husband John in 2001; grandparents; parents; a sister Anne; brother-in-law Sydney and son-in-law Maurice. She was predeceased by her husband John in 2001; grandparents; parents; a sister Anne; brother-in-law Sydney and son-in-law Maurice. She leaves to mourn her passing her eight children: Sandy, his children Jacqueline (Dale) Speers, John-Paul (Sue), Sandy's partner Jacqueline and her grandson Stephen of Victoria BC; Anne Taitley and her children Christina, Linda, Brian (Kim) of Winnipeg MB; Shirley Wegner of Calgary and her children Kim (Todd) Bergstrom and sons Mackenzie, Harrison, Kennedy & Grayson of Kelowna BC; Todd (Liz), Bart & Chad of Strathmore AB; Stan (Jo-Ann) and children Tammy (Wade) Oberg & girls Kayla, Bailey, MacKenzie & Payton of Weyburn SK; Amanda (Larry) Fisher of Regina, Rebecca (Brent) Colley and sons Boston and Parker of Port Coquitlam BC and David of Flin Flon MB, Lorna (Nick) Yawney and children Heather & Justin of Calgary AB, Dorothy (Brian) Stifora and girls Amber & Ashley of Calgary, May (Gary) Kowal and girls Kirsti & Meagan of Yorkton, Jim (Cheryl) and sons Kristopher & Kevin of Springside. Christina also leaves her brother John (Anne) Cook of Scotland; brothers and sisters-in-law: Edna, Alan and Jessie, Jim and Evelyn, Dorothy (Harry) Thompson of England. Christina's children and their families brought her many smiles and sometimes tears; they were her greatest joy. We wish to thank the staff of the Yorkton and District Nursing Home for their care and attention given to Christina in the past year. Memorial services were held on Tuesday morning, February 26, 2002 from the Yorkton Memorial Gardens Family Centre with Rev. Archdeacon Ken Buchan of Holy Trinity Anglican Church officiating. The organist was Jean Laube leading the Church Choir and congregation in the Hymns. Reflections and remembrances of Christina's life were given by granddaughter Kim Bergstrom and friend Martin Arndt. The Piper was Dave Gillard. Helen Benjamin, Sharon Cursons, Russell and Sylvia Bischop, Donn and Jean Laube, May Wiley, Martin Arndt, Lyall Davies, Frances and Alma Swain served as honourary bearers. The Interment took place at the Springside Town Cemetery with Christina's son Alexander serving as Urn Bearer.

GRAVES - Jessie (nee Benjamin). It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of a wonderful and loving wife, mother and granny, Jessie Graves. BornAugust 22, 1928 Jessie grew up in Springside, SK, the youngest of seven children born to William and Jessie Benjamin. On October 1st, 1949, Jessie married Alan Robert Graves. They lovingly welcomed their first child, Faye Jessie on August 6, 1952. In 1957, son Garry Grant was born, but passed away shortly after his birth. On February 26, 1962, Jessie and Alan were blessed with twin boys, Glenn Sidney and Gregory Alan. Jessie and Alan lived in Yorkton until 1995, at which time they moved to Regina to be closer to family. Jessie devoted her life to her family. Her grandchildren were her pride and joy. Jessie passed away peacefully on Sunday, June 21, 2009 at the Pasqua Hospital in Regina. She was 80 years of age. Jessie was pre-deceased by her son Garry Grant, sister Margaret (William Cumming), brother William (Jean), sister Florence (Earl Christianson), brothers Robert (Helen) and Jim (Marion). She will be lovingly remembered by her husband Alan, daughter Faye (Randy Peppler) of Regina, son Glenn (Judy nee Bot) of Calgary, son Greg (Pam nee Just) of Saskatoon, grandchildren Lisa (Travis Muhr), Jessica, Ryan, Brendan, Lindsay, Joel and great grand-daughter Elizabeth (Lisa), sister Edna (Graves) of Yorkton, as well as many nieces, nephews and friends. Cremation took place at Bailey's Yorkton Memorial Gardens Crematorium. The funeral service was held on Friday, June 26, 2009 from the Yorkton Memorial Gardens Family Centre with Rev. Doug Craig of St. Andrew's United Church officiating. Tributes to Jessie were given by Lisa Muhr and Jessica Peppler, lay-readers were Lindsay & Joel Graves, and Ryan and Brendan Graves. The organist, Amanda Buhler, led the congregation in the singing of the hymns. The interment took place in the Garden of St. Matthew with all six grandchildren as the urnbearers.

GRUBER - Elmer was born on November 25, 1913, the eldest son of Joseph and Martha (nee Sanderson) Gruber of Springside, Sask. Elmer received his education at the Good Luck School. On June 29, 1933, Elmer was united in marriage to Jennie Christopherson. The couple farmed in the Springside District their whole lives right up until their retirement in the late 1970's. In 1981 they moved their house into the town of Springside. They were able to remain in their own home until the early spring of this year when Jennie became a resident of the Yorkton & District Nursing Home. Recently Elmer’s failing health also forced him to seek long term care. Over the years, Elmer was active in his community in many ways. He was a faithful member of the Springside St. Paul’s Lutheran Church. In earlier years he was a board member of District 19 Agricultural Board. He also served on the Theodore Union Hospital Board for 17 years, the Springside Credit Union Board from 1974 - 1986, the board of directors for the Springside Housing Authority from 1985 - 1999 and as the President of the Springside Drop-In Centre for a number of years. Elmer was a successful farmer and an avid fisherman. He enjoyed many successful fishing trips to northern Manitoba and Saskatchewan. He enjoyed watching sports on T.V., especially the Toronto Blue Jay games. Elmer enjoyed visiting with friends and relatives and a good game of cards. Elmer passed away peacefully with family at his side on August 9, 2008 at the Kamsack Hospital. Elmer was predeceased by his parents, Joseph and Martha Gruber; brother and sister, Frank and Elsie in infancy; his brothers, Wilfred and Joseph and sister, Evelyn. He is survived by his loving wife of 75 years, Jennie, who currently resides at the Yorkton and District Nursing Home; son, Alger and his wife Ardith of Springside; grandchildren, Aaron of Saskatoon, Larry of Regina, Mark (Gwen) of Yorkton; great grandchildren, Adam, Ian and Rachel of Saskatoon, Travis and Tina of Yorkton; sisters, Marilyn (Ted) Matkowski of Theodore, Eileen Scheller of Springside; brother-in-law, Harry Schmidt of Winnipeg, Manitoba as well as numerous nieces and nephews and friends. Funeral Services were held on Wednesday, August 13, 2008 from the Chapel of Christie’s Funeral Home with Pastor Daniel Moeller and Vicar Daniel Larsen of Zion Lutheran Church officiating. The organist, Audrey Badke, led the congregation in the singing of the hymns. The Urn Bearer was Elmer’s grandson, Aaron Gruber. In accordance with Elmer’s wishes a private family cremation committal will take place at a later date in the Springside Town Cemetery.

GRUNERT - Bernice Verna (nee Klause), beloved wife of Alfred Grunert of the Yorkton district passed away suddenly on Sunday, June 9, 2002 at her home. She was 82 years of age. Bernice Verna Grunert was born on May 22, 1921 on the family farm in the Springside district of Saskatchewan; a daughter of Paul and Emma (nee Pohl) Klause. Bernice attended the Grunert Public School and finished her education at the Springside High School. After high school Bernice completed her Music Degree through McGill University. Her musical career started at the age of 9 when she was asked to serve as church pianist and organist. She was an accomplished pianist and in later years enjoyed accompanying her husband Alfred on the violin at many church and community events. Bernice began her working career at Logan's Drug and Music store in the music and gift department. On November 17, 1943 Bernice married Alfred Grunert in the West Ebenezer Baptist Church. They took up residence on the Orcadia farm and were blessed with one son Kent Allan in 1949. Bernice and Alfred moved to Yorkton in 1956 and Bernice went to work for Canada Manpower. She remained a valuable employee for 25 years where she retired as supervisor of self and assisted services. She enjoyed dealing with the public and matching prospective employees with suitable employers. After retiring, Bernice and Alfred enjoyed many winter vacations in the Bahamas and south Florida. The highlight of these sixteen winters was visiting with their many American relatives and condo neighbors. In 1980 Bernice and Alfred returned permanently to the farm where they enjoyed living across the yard from Kent, his wife Bonnie, and the boys. Bernice's biggest joy was spending time with her grandsons Jonathan and Mark. She rarely missed one of the boy's little league baseball games. She was one of their most proud and energetic fans. From her kitchen window, Bernice kept a watchful eye on the operations of the farm, always "wanting to know the score". Predeceased by her parents, Emma in 1972 and Paul in 1978, she leaves to mourn her passing, her loving husband Alfred of 58 years, son Kent and his wife Bonnie; grandsons Jonathan and Mark; a sister, Beatrice and her husband Ervin Shindle; a sister-in-law Lorraine and her husband Winston Knoll; nephews Dale and Gary Knoll and Evan Shindle, niece Cherie Bea (Shindle) Kelly, numerous cousins, many friends and neighbours, and 'the girls' from Manpower who she regularly met for lunch as recently as last week. Bernice will always be remembered for her compassion and her outgoing personality. Funeral services were held on Thursday, June 13, 2002 at First Baptist Church in Yorkton with Rev. Steve Rosluk officiating. The organist, Ruth McPhee accompanied the choir in the singing of the hymn. A solo was sung by Noreen Kriger. Tributes to Bernice were conveyed by grandson Jonathan Grunert and niece Cherie Bea (Shindle) Kelly. All present who knew and shared in Bernice's life were considered as honorary bearers. The interment followed in the Yorkton City Cemetery with Jonathan Grunert, Mark Grunert, Evan Shindle, Art Klause, Alvin Klause and Blair Klause serving as the casket bearers.

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HARDIE - Ann (nee Lutz), who was born on February 3, 1939 in Yorkton, lost her brave battle against oral cancer on May 4, 2007. Ann grew up on her family’s farm outside of Springside. As a girl, she attended Crossroads School. As a young woman, she worked as a housekeeper for a few local families and waited tables at a restaurant in Yorkton. During this time, Ann met and married Jack (John) Hardie. While newlyweds, they moved to Calgary for Jack’s work on a purebred cattle ranch. Ann always said this was one of the happiest times of her life. A few years later, they returned to Theodore to help with the family farm, and completed their family with four children. In addition to all this, Ann maintained a successful career away from the farm, and in 2002, retired after 25 years of dedicated housekeeping service at the Theodore Nursing Home. Ann was an avid and talented gardener. She spent countless summer days tending to an acre garden and always generously shared its results. She enjoyed cooking, whether it was helping at a community event or sending you on your travels with a full course meal in tow. Her passion for cooking became most visible when cooking for her own family. Ann and the aromas created in her kitchen, were the heart of her home. As a highly compassionate woman, she took in and cared for many a stray – animal or person. Her favorite past times included knitting and of course, spoiling her kids, grandchildren and great granddaughters. We are all truly blessed to be touched by this special woman, neighbor, teacher, friend, wife and mother. Ann is predeceased by her parents, Katie and Jack Lutz and son-in-law, Ivan Spezowka. She is survived by her husband of 49 years, Jack, her son Roger (Cyndi) Hardie (Theodore, Sask), daughters Leanne (Mixon) Henry (Austin, TX), Cheryl Spezowka (Yorkton, Sask), Carol Hardie (Vancouver, BC), sisters Marion Sully (Yorkton, Sask), Agnes (Gordon)Young (Prince George, BC), Donna O’Dell (Edmonton, Alta), brothers David (Paulette) Lutz (Regina, Sask), Jerry (Dale) Lutz (Regina, Sask), Donnie Lutz (Saskatoon, Sask), five grandchildren, two great granddaughters, many nieces, nephews and devoted friends. Funeral Services will be held Tuesday evening at 7:30 p.m. from Christie’s Funeral Chapel, Yorkton.

HARDIE - Mary (nee Chadney), resident of the Theodore Health Centre, passed away on Sunday, April 20, 2003 at the Yorkton Regional Health Centre. She was 90 years of age. Mary Hardie was born on February 20, 1913 in the Springside district of Saskatchewan; a daughter of Edward and Anna Chadney. Mary was raised on the family farm and received her education at Stoney Coulee School. Following this she worked as a domestic for area farmers until she was united in marriage to John Hardie on August 17, 1934. Together they farmed in the Theodore district. When John died in 1963 Mary moved to Chilliwack B.C. for several years returning back to the farm and eventually moving into the village of Theodore. She stayed in her own home until she became a resident of the Theodore Health Centre. Mary was a very devoted and faithful person to God; and the reading of the Bible had a strong bearing in her life. She was always interested in the farm especially the cattle and enjoyed gardening and yard work. She leaves to mourn her passing and to cherish her memory her sons: Jack (Ann), Dave and Bruce, all of Theodore and Glenn (Susan) of Didsbury, AB; her grandchildren: Roger (Cyndi) of Theodore, Leanne (Mixon) Henry of Austin Texas, Cheryl Spezowka of Theodore, Carol Hardie of Vancouver, Catherine (Darren) Ungar of Grand Prairie, AB; great grandchildren: Amie (Matt) Merhege of Orlando, Fl, Charmaine and Kendra Spezowka of Theodore, Dakota Hardie of Theodore, Morgan McBride of Kingston, Ont., Kayla and Dallon Ungar of Grand Prairie, Alta. She also leaves her sisters: Sylvia (Stan) Morrison and Rose Johnston of Kelowna, B.C. and Daisy ( Steve) Kosar of Nelson, B.C. Besides her husband John, Mary was predeceased by her parents, a daughter Mildred in infancy, a son Neil, brother-in-law Tom Johnston, grandson-in-law Ivan Spezowka and brothers: Arthur, George, Jim, and Alfred. The funeral service was held on Thursday, April 24, 2003 from the Chapel of Bailey's Funeral Home in Yorkton. David Leonhardt, Dennis Morris and Mary Roper officiated. The organist, Jan Cobb led the congregation in the singing of the hymns Precious Thought and Tomorrow's Path. The interment followed in the Theodore Town Cemetery with Ken Kostenuk, Ron Hermanson, Daren Young, George Cobb, Clem Osborne and Harvey Bylsma serving as the casketbearers.

HASTIE - John Fredrick was born on March 26, 1921, at Jedburgh, Sask, the oldest of 3 children born to John and Anne (nee Skerrit) Hastie. He was raised on the farm in the Jedburgh district. He went to school at Rocky Dell and Jedburgh. He worked around home and got started in mechanics with farm tractors. When World War II broke out, he enlisted for active service in the Army in 1942. He received training in mechanics served overseas for 5 years. He was stationed in England and drove an armoured car in France and Holland until peace was declared. There were many times when he was in grave danger on the front lines; however, he successfully arrived back in Canada in 1945. He got a job cat skinning for the municipality. In the course of digging dugouts for farmers, at the farm of Clifford Meays he met Carol who was home for the holidays from teaching school. They were married on July 23, 1947. They lived in Theodore and Melville for a short time, then moved to Yorkton where he worked as a mechanic and later, for most of his career, in car sales. The union resulted in the birth of three daughters, Donna in 1950, Cheryl in 1953, and Sandy in 1957. He worked for Korb Motors, Carnduff Motors, and had his own gas station and used car lot before retiring. There were many good times throughout his life as the family camped with good friends at every opportunity during the summer months. He also had a cabin at Good Spirit Lake. When he retired, he and Carol travelled in the southern United States during the winter months. Then they settled in Mesa, Arizona, for a few winters, where many good times were enjoyed with fellow "snowbirds". Fred was an active member in the United Commercial Travellers, Masons, and the Royal Canadian Legion for many years. He loved his dogs, enjoyed snowmobiling, boating, working on antique tractors and small engines, and later ham radio. He received a computer as a birthday gift at the age of 80 which opened up a new way of staying connected to friends and family. He truly enjoyed his friends, cherishing old ones and making new ones throughout his life. Fred fought valiantly against cancer for six years. He passed away at the Yorkton Regional Health Centre on December 27, 2009. He was 88 years of age. Predeceased by his parents, Fred leaves to mourn his passing and to cherish his memory, his beloved wife Carol; daughters Donna (Peter) Luk of Toronto, Cheryl (Rob) Irvine of Penticton, and Sandy (Rick) Vaughan Hastie of Yorkton; grandchildren Dean McBride of Sundre, Alberta, Dylan McBride of Calgary, Darcy McBride of Edmonton, Peter Luk Jr. of Toronto, and Jennifer Luk of Wallaceburg, Ont.; two great-granchildren, Brendan and Megan McBride of Sundre; his sister Winnifred (Harold) Ayers of Kelowna; brother, William (Barb) of Regina and many nieces, nephews, very good friends; and "the perfect dog" Goldie. Funeral services were held on Thursday, December 31, 2009 from Westview United Church in Yorkton with Faye L. Greer officiating. Organist, Laurene Jemieff led members of the choir and the congregation in the singing of the hymns. Members of the Yorkton Masonic Lodge attended and gave the Masonic Tribute Service. Tributes were given by family friend Rev. Don Milne and by daughters Donna, Cheryl and Sandy. The Legion Tribute Service was performed by members of the Royal Canadian Legion, General Alexander Ross branch #77, Yorkton. The interment took place in the Yorkton City Cemetery with sons-in-law and grandchildren, Peter, Rob, Rick, Dean, Dylan, Darcy, Peter Jr. and Jennifer serving as the casketbearers.

HAUBRICK - Frank, beloved husband of Jean Haubrick of Springside, passed away on Thursday, December 28, 2000 at the Yorkton Regional Health Centre following a six month battle with cancer. He was 74 years of age. Frank Haubrick was born on March 1, 1926 at Lemberg, Saskatchewan, a son of Adolph and Elizabeth (nee Eckes) Haubrick. Frank attended school at many places in Saskatchewan. During World War II Frank was a member of the Armed Forces joining at the age of sixteen. After the war Frank worked in Moose Jaw at the Coop Creamery until he moved to Smithers, British Columbia. Frank married Jean Bagg on June 14, 1969. At Smithers Frank began a 23-year career working for the Canadian National Railway. He later transferred to Vancouver before he retired in in 1990 when he returned to Regina, Sask. before settling in Springside in 1993. Frank was much loved by his many nieces, nephews, neighbours, cousins and friends. The highlight of each year for Frank and Jean were many visits from their friends and relatives. Frank also kept a close relationship with his brother Pete across the miles through monthly phone calls and numerous visits. Frank was a member and served as the treasurer for the Royal Canadian Legion Branch #71 in Springside. He was an active member and served on the board for Springside United Church and was also a member of the Springside Seniors. Frank loved dancing and visiting with friends. He enjoyed woodworking and helping family with farm work. Frank and Jean curled together when they lived in Smithers. They also attended the Scott Tournament of Hearts in 1999 in Regina and the Briar in Saskatoon in March of 2000. Frank was predeceased by his parents, his brother, Jack Haubrick and his brothers-in-law, George Tugnam and Ken Miles. He leaves to cherish his memory his wife Jean of Springside; two brothers, Pete (Eileen) Haubrick of Great Britain and Don (Ag) Haubrick of Vegreville, AB; five sisters: Betty (Sid) Gaudry of Maple Ridge, BC., Claire (Rod) Harford of Langley, BC., Dorothy Tugnam of White Rock, BC., Jean (Don) Kimberly of Smithers, BC, and Audrey (Ken) Gustafson of Strasbourg, SK; his brother in law Ron (Suzanne) Bagg of Calgary, AB; as well as numerous nieces, nephews, relatives and friends. Cremation took place at the Yorkton Memorial Gardens Crematorium. The funeral service was held on Saturday, December 30, 2000 from the springside United Church. Rev. Mary Jane Allan officiated. The organist, Jean Laube led the congregation in the singing of the hymns What a Friend We Have in Jesus and Make Me A Channel of Your Peace. The committal will take place in the Regina Memorial Gardens.

HIDUK - Marcella (nee Karapita), wife of Mike Hiduk of the Jedburgh district, entered eternal rest on Thursday, January 9, 2003 after a courageous year long battle with cancer. Marcella was born on April 24, 1933 in the Jedburgh district of Saskatchewan, the eldest daughter of Mike and Minnie (nee Gorchinski) Karapita. She began her schooling in the Sheho district and concluded at the Forest Nook School in the Jedburgh district. Marcella married her lifelong partner Mike Hiduk on May 31, 1953. They took over the farm from Mike's parents where they continued to live and work to this day. Marcella and Mike were blessed with two sons, Ron and Bob. Marcella loved life, and enjoyed everything she did. She worked right along side Mike on the farm. Fall was her favourite season, she looked forward to driving the grain truck, preparing meals at harvest, and hauling the bales home. She also enjoyed all the farm animals. The more work that there was to do, the harder she worked and never once did you hear her complain. She was known for her huge gardens, which she toiled over all summer. Then canned and processed the fruits of her labour. She loved flowers, which showed in her beautiful flowerbeds and planters. Marcella and Mike enjoyed travelling and taking trips to locations throughout the U.S., Mexico and Canada. She greatly enjoyed their annual weekend at the Big Valley Jamboree in Craven, where they made countless lifelong friendships. She also enjoyed many pastimes such as curling, dancing, playing cards, and going for her morning and evening walks with Mike and her dogs. She was the best cook ever, and her family was the grateful recipients of her delicious cooking. Of all the people that came to visit no one ever left her house hungry. Marcella was very active in the community. She was a member of the Beaverdale Ladies Church Club, Jedburgh Good Deed Club, and the Jedburgh Rec. Board. Besides her husband and children her next greatest love of her life was her grandchildren, Jason, Jesse, Ashley and Kenton whom she would do anything for. She enjoyed watching them whether it was hockey, football, volleyball, curling, baseball, school activities, or babysitting. She was always very proud of each one. Marcella was predeceased by her parents, Mike and Minnie Karapita; father and mother in-law, Mike and Maria Hiduk; brothers in law, Metro Benko and Bill Zatwarnitski; and nephew, Michael Karapita. She will be sadly missed and lovingly remembered by her husband Mike of forty-nine years; sons, Ron (Geralyn) and Bob; grandchildren, Jason, Jesse, Ashley, and Kenton; one sister, Bernice Zatwarnitski of Canora; two brothers, Adolph (Jeanette) Karapita of Jedburgh, Frank (Adella) of Angusville, MB; sisters in law, Anne Benko of Yorkton, Adele (Nick) Woytas of Yorkton; as well as numerous nieces, nephews, and her many relatives and friends. Prayer services were held on Monday January 13, 2003 from St. Mary's Ukrainian Catholic Church in Yorkton. Requiem Divine Liturgy was celebrated on Tuesday, January 14, 2003 at 10:00am from St. Mary's Ukrainian Catholic Church with Very Rev. Fr. Bryan Bayda, and Rev. Fr.Methodius Kushko, as the Celebrants. The crossbearers were grandchildren Ashley and Kenton Hiduk. The responses were led by Collette Karapita. The epistle reading was given by Ashley Hiduk. Honourary Bearers were all of Marcella's relatives and friends. Interment followed in the Garden of Crucifixion in the Yorkton Memorial Gardens with grandsons, Jason and Jesse Hiduk, nephews, Ralph Karapita, Darren Zatwarnitski, Glen Karapita and Lionel Woytas serving as the casketbearers.

HNIDEY - Anne (nee Pawliw), resident of the Yorkton and District Nursing Home passed away on Thursday, June 21st 2001. She was 80 years, 2 months and 12 days of age. Anne Hnidey was born on April 9, 1921 in the Springside district of Saskatchewan; a daughter of Mike and Maria (nee Popowich) Pawliw. She was raised on the family farm and attended the North Lake School. On October 30, 1943 she was united in marriage to William Hnidey. For the first few years they farmed on Anne's parents farm in the Drobot district south of Buchanan until 1958, when they moved to a farm in the Springside district. Anne and William retired from active farming in 1978, moving to Yorkton, leaving their son Melvin to carry on the family farm. Anne enjoyed gardening, sewing and mending. She greatly enjoyed having company and loved to share her baking with everyone. Anne and William also enjoyed a good game of cards. During her last years, Anne took care of William, who was in ill health. Following William's passing, Anne moved into the Yorkton and District Nursing Home, where she resided until her passing. She was predeceased by her beloved husband William in December of 2000; her parents Mike and Maria Pawliw; sisters Sophie Pawliw and Katherine Bednas, and by brothers-in-law Mike Biblow and Paul Lahoda. She leaves to cherish her memory her three loving sons and their families: Morris (Roselene, Cordell & Chantel); Lorne (Jacquie, Tanner & Hunter), all of Lloydminster; and Melvin (Lori, Curtis, Kim & Mitchell) of Springside. Also six sisters and a brother, Lena Biblow of Yorkton, Maggie (Carl) Malinowski of Theodore, Nettie (John) Kerelchuk of Theodore, Delores Pawliw of Vancouver, Olga (Vic) Karasuik of Winnipeg, Adeline Lahoda of Calgary, and Bill (Olga) Pawliw of Theodore, numerous nieces, nephews and her many other relatives and friends. Prayer services were held on Friday evening, June 22, 2001 from the Chapel of Bailey's Funeral Home in Yorkton. The Funeral Service was held on Saturday, June 23, 2001 from the Holy Transfiguration Ukrainian Orthodox Church in Yorkton with Rev. Father Richard Ehrmantraut officiating. The cantor, William Kozey was assisted by members fo the Church Choir. The crossbearer was Richard Spezowka, the bannerbearers were Bill Koban and David Pawliw. The interment took place at the Yorkton City Cemetery with Emil Biblow, Mitchell Hnidey, Ken Effa, Jerry Borchowitz, David Kerelchuk and Paul Ponak serving as the casketbearers.

HNIDEY - William, beloved husband husband of Anne Hnidey of Yorkton and formerly of the Springside district passed away on Sunday morning, December 3, 2000. He was 87 years of age. William Hnidey was born on September 2, 1913 on the family farm in the Drobot district of Saskatchewan, south of Buchanan, a son of Konan and Anne Hnidey. He was raised on the family farm and attended the North Lake School #3991. As a young man he helped on the family farm and also ventured east to Ontario to work for a time. On October 30, 1943 William was married to Anne Pawliw. Following their marriage the couple farmed in the Drobot district until 1958, when they moved to a farm in the Springside district. William and Anne retired from active farming in 1978 and moved into Yorkton, leaving their son Melvin to carry on. William enjoyed returning often to the farm to help Melvin with odd jobs that needed doing. In his younger years Bill was an avid hunter and trapper. He also enjoyed socializing with a good game of cards. He had served as a board member and secretary-treasurer of North Lake School. Although in poor health for some years Bill tried to keep a positive outlook and through the help of his family and with assistance of home care was able to spend his last days in the comfort of his own home. Predeceased by his parents, brothers Joe and Metro and by sisters Jennie, Olga Klym and Rose Yurk, he leaves to cherish his memory his beloved wife Anne; three sons and their families, Morris (Roselene, Cordell and Chantel), Lorne (Jacquie, Tanner and Hunter) all of Lloydminster and Melvin (Lori, Curtis, Kim and Mitchell) of Springside; two sisters, Mary Borchowitz of Yorkton and Vickie Wiwchar of Toronto, several nieces, nephews and his many other relatives and friends. Prayer services were held on Tuesday evening, December 5, 2000 from the Chapel of Bailey's Funeral Home in Yorkton. The funeral service was held on Wednesday, December 6, 2000 from Holy Transfiguration Ukrainian Orthodox Church in Yorkton with Rev. Father Richard Ehrmantraut as celebrant. The cantor, William Kozey led members of the parish choir and the congregation in the singing of the responses. The crossbearer was Richard Spezowka, the bannerbearers were Paul Ponak and Bill Koban. The interment followed in the Yorkton City Cemetery with David Kerelchuk, Jerry Borchowitz, Emil Biblow, Robert Effa, and Curtis and Mitchell Hnidey serving as the casketbearers.

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JENDRASHESKE - Frank, of Yorkton passed away in the early morning hours of January 12, 2009 at the age of 88 years. Frank was born on February 10, 1920 in Konstantinow, Poland, the eldest child of August and Elsa (Weick) Jendrasheske. He was baptized on February 17, 1920 and confirmed into the Lutheran faith on August 25, 1943. In July, 1929, along with his parents, two brothers and one sister, he boarded the Nieuw Amsterdam bound for Canada. At first the family lived in the Springside-Theodore area, but later moved to a farm in the MacNutt area. As a young man, Frank went to British Columbia where he found work on a dairy farm but later returned to the farm in the MacNutt area. There, attending a Walther League Rally, he met his future wife, Luella Haberstock, and they were united in Holy Matrimony on November 2, 1943 by Rev. E. Mayan in the Lutheran Church at Rothbury. They made their home on a farm in the MacNutt/Beresina area until 1965 when they sold the farm and moved to their house on Franklin Avenue in Yorkton. Here Frank worked as a carpenter and as a custodian at the Locomart Store. His interests included gardening, fishing, and tinkering - he was a jack of all trades. As long as he was able, he attended Zion Lutheran Church where he helped with whatever he could, including the building of the parish hall, and was also a member of the Lutheran Laymens' League. In November, 1973 Frank and Luella suffered the loss of their son Randolf in a car accident, and in June, 1995 his beloved Luella was called home to Heaven. In December of 1999, as a victim of Alzheimer's Disease, Frank moved to the Anderson Lodge and later to the Malinowski House. Frank was predeceased by his wife, Luella; parents, August and Elsa Jendrasheske; parents-in-law, Fred and Adele Haberstock; son, Randolf (Randy), daughter-in-law Marlene, sister Martha and brother Robert in infancy, brothers Otto and Carl, and several brothers-in-law and one sister-in-law. He leaves to mourn his passing his sons Clifford (LaVerne), Gerald (Linda) and daughter Annette (Tim) Greene; grandchildren Dwayne (Carrie) Jendrasheske, Jennifer (Grant) Kowalchuk, Tricia (Mike) Steffen, Alison (Pat Somerville) Jendrasheske, Tyson and Kelsey Greene; great grandchildren, Mathew, Noah, and Tess Jendrasheske and Kaitlin and Tayler Kowalchuk. Also sisters, Erma Gogol, Leona Falkenburg, Agnes (Albert) Jarmuske, Martha Osmak, Mary (Ernie) Brauen, brothers Roman (Frances) and Ervin (Gilly); sisters-in-law Elfrieda Adelman, Selma Jendrasheske, Jeanette (Erwin) Wiesinger, Gertrude (Roland) Poier, Marjorie (Dave) Giese and brothers-in-law Elmer (Jeanette) Haberstock, Rodney (Doreen) Haberstock, and Harold (Mary) Haberstock; as well as many nieces and nephews. The Funeral Service was held on Thursday, January 15th at Zion Lutheran Church, Yorkton with Rev. Daniel Moeller officiating. Vicar Daniel Larson assisted. The organist, Verna Liebrecht led the congregation in the singing of the hymns, Beautiful Saviour, Joy to the World, The Lord is My Shepherd and Children of The Heavenly Father. The interment followed in the Garden of St. Matthew at Yorkton Memorial Gardens with the grandchildren, Dwayne & Carrie Jendrasheske, Jennifer & Grant Kowalchuk, Tricia & Mike Steffen, Tyson & Kelsey Greene, Alison Jendrasheske & Pat Somerville serving as the casket bearers. The great grandchildren serving as honourary casket bearers.

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KARAPITA - Lawrence, of Regina, beloved husband of Willa passed on to eternity peacefully on October 20, 2000 at the Palliative Care Unit of the Pasqua Hospital following a brief battle with cancer. He was 67 years of age. Lawrence Karapita was born on February 28, 1933 at Jedburgh, Sask, a son of Alex and Jennie (nee Federko) Karapita. Lawrence farmed the family farm in the Jedburgh district and for a short period of time worked as a heavy equipment mechanic. This was followed by Wildlife Games Keeper at the Turvey Centre, Ipsco. Lawrence was a faithful parishioner of St. Athanansius Ukrainian Catholic Church and an active member of the Ukrainian Catholic Brotherhood. Lawrence is survived by his wife Willa, his sisters, Anne Krywulak and Mary Wenc of Ituna, Nettie Woychesko of Yorkton and Flaxey Wuschenny of Toronto; his brother Alex (Gertrude) Karapita of Toronto and numerous nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his parents, Alex and Jennie (nee Federko) Karapita and brothers, Bill, John and Steve. Prayer services were held on Wednesday, November 1st. at St. Athanasius Ukrainian Catholic Church in Regina Requiem Divine Liturgy was celebrated on Thursday, November 2nd. at St. Athanasius Ukrainian Catholic Church with Rev. Father Leonard Romanow as the Celebrant. The cantor, Colette Karapita assisted by members of St. Athanansius Choir led in the singing of the responses. The epistle reader was Gertrude Karapita. Members of the Ukrainian Catholic Brotherhood of Canada took active part in the services with Walter Pearson serving as crossbearer and John Makuch serving as crossbearer. Members of the UCBC, St. Athanansius and St. Basil's Branches served as honourary bearers. The interment took place in the Garden of St. Luke, Yorkton Memorial Gardens with UCBC members, Harry Prystai, Syl Michaluk, Tony Mazyn, John Zrymiak, Michael Mosiondz and John Dorosh serving as the casket bearers. Following the funeral reception Alex Karapita conveyed Reflections of Lawrence's life.

KONDRO - Annie was born on June 3, 1912, in the district of Jedburgh, Sk., the fifth of eight children born to John and Pelegia "Pashka" (nee Tobin) Kondro. She passed away peacefully on Saturday, September 5, 2009, at the Parkside Extendicare Home in Regina, Sk. at the age of 97 years. Annie attended Forest Nook School for her elementary education. Due to illness, she was hospitalized at the Mental Health Institute at North Battleford, Sask. at a young age. She spent many of her years there and then was transferred to the Weyburn Hospital, spent some time in a Group Home and the Parkside Extendicare Home in Regina where she spent her remaining years. Annie loved reading and had a great passion for chocolates. Annie was predeceased by her parents; her brothers, Metro (Martha), Steve (Stella), Bill (Nettie), Fred (Minnie); her sisters, Pearl (Wasyl) Sereda, Mary (John) Sereda and her sister-in-law, Nellie Kondro. She is survived by her brother, Nick of Yorkton and her numerous nieces and nephews. A Graveside Gathering of Family will take place on Thursday, September 17, 2009 at 2:00p.m. at the Yorkton City Cemetery.

KOPECK - Tony entered into eternal rest on March 16, 2009 at the Yorkton and District Nursing Home at the age of 90. Tony was born on February 27, 1919 to Stephan and Molly Kopeck (nee Bodnar) in the Buchanan District and settled with his parents on the farm. At the age of 4, Tony moved with his parents to Burgis, SK. where he also attended the Poplar Springs School. At a young age, Tony worked for various local farmers and then later began working at a dairy farm in Moose Jaw, SK. Tony married Agnes Beck on October 31, 1942; and the couple worked in Moose Jaw and Dinsmoore for 5 years at which time they moved to Gorlitz, SK. where they owned their own farm. In 1953 they sold the farm and moved to Stenen and continued to farm until 1967 when they moved to Yorkton. Tony also worked off the farm, on the oil rigs on the pipeline. Tony did some carpentry work and then later went into business doing floor coverings. In 1969 Tony worked for the C.N. as a sectionman until his retirement in 1984. In 2008 Tony and Agnes sold their home in Yorkton and moved into the Bentley's Retirement Complex. Tony and Agnes were also active members of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church in Stenen and Yorkton. Tony was very involved in his children’s lives and would always be there to lend a helping hand whenever possible. In Tony’s spare time he enjoyed gardening and yard work in general to beautify his home. He enjoyed doing minor repairs around the home because he loved working with his hands and always tried to make things easier for others. Tony was a dedicated Yorkton Terrier Hockey fan, never missing any games. In his later years Tony’s favorite pastime was watching wrestling on TV. Tony was predeceased by his parents: his father Stephan in 1961, and his mother Molly in 1963. He was also predeceased by his daughter Marilyn Ann in infancy and by his great-granddaughter Joelle in infancy; his brothers, Edward, Frank, Joe, Victor, Alex, Mike and Paul; sisters-in-law Elsie and Helen, and brother-in-law Paul. Tony leaves to celebrate and rejoice in his memory his loving wife Agnes Kopeck of 66 years of marriage of Yorkton. He also leaves to celebrate in his memory his children: his son, Richard and his wife Mary Ann Kopeck of Endeavor, his daughters, Greta and her husband Bill German of Sturgis, Karen and her husband Peter German of Endeavor and Wilma and her husband Garry Pottle of Yorkton. He also leaves to rejoice in his memory his brothers: Orest and his wife Beatrice Kopeck and Nestor and his wife Gladys Kopeck; sister, Lillian Keyowski all of Melville, and sisters-in-law Mary, Mildred, Florence, Olga and Mary. He also leaves to recall his memory 13 grandchildren, 24 great-grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews that knew him. Prayers will be held on Thursday, March 19, 2009 at 7:00 p.m. from the Chapel of Christie’s Funeral Home. The Funeral Service will be held on Friday, March 20, 2009 at 10:00 a.m. from the Holy Transfiguration Ukrainian Orthodox Church. The interment will follow in the Yorkton City Cemetery.

KRUDA - Joseph, of Yorkton and formerly of the Willowbrook district, entered eternal rest at his home on Friday, June 1, 2007 at the age of 88 years. Joe was born on September 28, 1918 on a farm near Fonehill, Sask. He was the eldest son in the family of five born to John and Mary (nee Gamracy) Kruda. At the age of one, Joe's parents moved to a farm south of Jedburgh. He attended Folkestone School until the completion of grade eight. Joe worked on the farm with his parents until 1942 when he joined the army and served four years in Canada and overseas. Following his discharge in 1946, Joe worked at a store in Willowbrook as well purchased land in the Cherryfield district and began farming. On October 31, 1948 Joe married Stella Sytko of Willowbrook. In 1950, they moved to Willowbrook where Joe was a grain buyer for National Grain. In 1952, they returned to the farm where they raised their family: one son and three daughters. Joe served as a trustee of the Cherryfield and Willowbrook schools, was on the Pool committee and also served as a councillor of the Rural Municipality of Garry, was a member of the District 12 Agricultural Extension Board and a municipal representative of the Yorkton Health Unit. In 1990, Joe and Stella purchased a home in Yorkton. While he resided in the city he still enjoyed visiting the farm. He spent many hours walking in the fields, listening to the birds and breathing in the fresh air. Joe enjoyed going for his daily coffee with his friends. He took great pride in his grandchildren and great grandchildren, always coaxing them for a smile. After the passing of his wife Stella, in January of this year, his health began to decline. Joe was predeceased by his wife, Stella (January, 2007); his parents: John and Mary Kruda; a daughter Joanne Kruda (1970); his brothers: Nick and Rudy; sister-in-law Eva Kruda; brothers-in-law: John Ostapowich and Norman Lee. Joe leaves to cherish his memory his son, Don of Red Deer, Alberta; daughters: Joyce (Ron) Harvey of Tonkin, Saskatchewan, Marie (Mike) Billinton of Calgary, Alberta; grandchildren: Shannon (Ricky) Stanley, Mark Kruda, Amy (Brad) Armbruster, Scott Harvey, Kelsey, Taylor, Brennen Billinton; great grandchildren: Brayden Stanley and Lian Armbruster. He will also be missed and remembered by his sisters: Victoria Lee of Yorkton, Saskatchewan, Lillian (Rex) Benning of Saskatoon, Saskatchewan; his sister-in-law Eileen Kruda of Yorkton, as well as numerous nieces and nephews. A prayer service was held on Wednesday evening, June 6, 2007 from the Chapel of Bailey's Funeral Home Yorkton, Sask. Requiem Divine Liturgy was celebrated on Thursday morning, June 7, 2007 from St. Mary's Ukrainian Catholic Church, Yorkton, Saskatchewan with Rev. Father Methodius Kushko as Celebrant. Ed Pindus and Colette Karapita along with members of the parish choir led the responses to the Liturgy. The Epistle reader was Kelsey Billinton with Taylor aned Brennen Billinton serving as Cross Bearers. Mike Zahayko and all those who knew and loved Joe were named as Honourary Bearers. The Legion Burial RIte, conducted by members of the Royal Canadian Legion General Alexander Ross Branch # 77 followed the Divine Liturgy with: Pastor Rick Gibson as Padre, Peter Wyatt as Sergeant-at-arms, John Miller as Bugler, George Arnold, Art Alstad, Russell Bishop and Al Morley as the colour party. The interment followed in the Garden of Crucifixion Yorkton Memorial Gardens with Scott and Ron Harvey, Mike Billinton, Brad Armbruster, Randy Kruda, Terry Hull and Wayne Harrick serving as casket bearers. At the memorial luncheon expressions of thanks were given by Mike Billinton.

KRUPSKI - Audrey Faye (nee Nehring) was born on October 24, 1948 in Yorkton, Sask., the daughter of Ferdinand and Minnie (nee Kriger) Nehring. Growing up on the farm near Springside, Sask., was enjoyable as she played with the animals and took a keen interest in growing plants and flowers. She attended school in Springside and participated in church activities. In 1971, Audrey moved to Yorkton and started work at the Parkland Ability Centre. The highlight of the year was to attend “Camp Easter Seal”. It was there that she met Larry, and they were married in 1988 in the Church of the Nazarene in Yorkton. Together, Audrey and Larry enjoyed going to work together, playing cards with friends, bowling and curling. Many hours were spent biking, and at times they would peddle out all the way to Springside, to visit Audrey’s mother. Audrey faced declining ability, so in August of 2000, the Yorkton & District Nursing Home, became her new home. She continued going to the workshop and was happy to receive a 35 year certificate from there. Soon, more and more time was spent with her coloring books and crayons, and she will probably be remembered by many as “the girl who was always coloring.” Audrey was predeceased by both of her parents. She leaves to cherish her memory, her husband, Lawrence; a brother, David (Vi) Nehring of Springside; a sister, June (Leith) Pinder of Springside; and nieces, Karla (Greg) Patzer of Airdrie, AB, Lorna (Kenton) Yost of Three Hills, AB, Kathy (Randy) Wiesner of Saskatoon, SK and Candace (Brennan) Enslen of Fort Saskatchewan, AB as well as step-nieces and nephews, great-nieces and nephews, cousin and friends. Funeral Services for the late Audrey Krupski (nee Nehring) of Yorkton, will be held on Wednesday, November 25, 2009 at 11:00 a.m. from the Chapel of Christie’s Funeral Home. Following a reception in the Gunn Room at Christie's Funeral Home, the interment will take place in the Springside cemetery.

KUNETSKY - Anne (nee Pawliw), resident of the Jubilee Home passed away on Saturday, December 27, 2008. She was 87 years of age. Anne Kunetsky was born on July 13, 1921 in the Whitesand district of Saskatchewan; a daughter of John and Mary (nee Byblow) Pawliw. Anne was raised on the farm and attended school in the Whitesand district. On February 5, 1944 she was united in marriage to Mike Kunetsky at the Ukrainian Orthodox Church in Yorkton. The couple farmed in the Yorkton and Canora districts for many years, until later in life when they sold their farm and moved into Yorkton. Anne was in every sense of the word a true pioneer, she always had a huge garden, was a tremendous cook, and spent many hours a day doing whatever needed to be done on the farm. Anne enjoyed the companionship of family and friends. She was especially fond of all her nieces and nephews. Anne had a great sense of humor, she enjoyed bowling and especially a good game of cribbage. Anne spent the last five years in the Jubilee Home in Lloydminster. Here she received excellent care and was loved by all the staff. Predeceased by her husband Mike on January 2, 2004; her parents; brothers Mike, Bill, Peter, Dan and Nick Pawliw; and by sisters Maggie Spilchen and Pauline Kunetsky. She is survived by numerous nieces, nephews, and her many other relatives and friends. The family would like to extend a thank-you to all the staff at the Jubilee Home in Lloydminster and a special thank you to Alayne and Tara, who were truly Anne's angels. The funeral service was held on Friday, January 2, 2009 from the Yorkton Memorial Gardens Family Centre with Faye Greer of Westview United Church officiating. Hymns played were Peace in the Valley and In the Garden. The interment took place in the Garden of St. Mark with Brian & Lynn McLean, Dan & Brenda McLean, and David and Brad Kunetsky serving as the casketbearers.

KUTZ - Tekla (nee Semanchuk), of the Theodore Health Centre and formerly of Springside, Sk. died peacefully with her family at her side on Wednesday, May 23, 2007 at the Theodore Health Centre. She was 100 years of age. Tekla was born in Weduit, Ukraine, the daughter of Cornelius and Anna Semanchuk. She was united in marriage to William Kutz in 1927. She came to Canada in 1935, and the family settled around the Wishart / Lestock area until 1962 when they moved to Springside. Following William’s death in 1999, Tekla remained in her home until the age of 98, when she stopped baking pies and tending her garden to move into the Theodore Health Centre. She said later "If I had known how good it was, and how many friends I would make, I would have moved there years ago!". Tekla was given the party of a lifetime in October 2006, when she turned 100! Surrounded by family and friends, she visited with everyone until late in the evening! She loved to have visitors and to tell stories about the "old country". She was bright and active until her death. Tekla leaves behind a loving family, son, John Kutz (Cecilia) and family, Paul (Simone), Mike and Dave; daughter, Nadia Black (late Jim), and family, Bill, Dave (Sandy) Susan (Bruce), Barb (Rick), Ruth (Doug), John(Brenda), Ken (Elizabeth); 15 great grandchildren and 2 great-great grandchildren. Funeral services will be held Saturday at 10:00 a.m from the chapel of Christie’s Funeral Home. Interment will follow at the Springside Town Cemetery.

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LACHMANEC - Olga, formerly of Red Deer, Alberta, passed away peacefully, surrounded by her family, at the Royal University Hospital in Saskatoon, Sask. on Friday, November 5, 2010. Olga received her schooling in Whitesand, Springside, at Sacred Heart Academy in Yorkton, and completed her Bachelor of Education and Bachelor of Arts degrees at the University of Saskatchewan in Saskatoon. She taught at various places in Saskatchewan, Alberta and Germany before settling in Red Deer, Alberta. Olga loved and excelled at her career choice and was the proud recipient of the Alberta Excellence in Teaching Award. She travelled extensively to European and other overseas locations, and although she missed teaching, she enjoyed her retirement. She was active in her parish, the St. Vladimir Ukrainian Catholic Church. She looked forward to her golfing and bridge games. Olga was predeceased by her parents and her sisters, Kay Panchuk and Ann Neudorf. She will be sadly missed and always remembered by her brothers and sisters: Pauline Spelay, Yorkton; Donna Glute, Toronto; Margaret Raina, Saskatoon; John, Sudbury; Mike, Yorkton; Daniel (Vicki), Calgary; Joe, Springside; Lillian, Cecile and Elizabeth, Saskatoon; Irene (Peter), Yorkton; Adel (Paul) Kovacs, Los Angeles; numerous nieces and nephews, and many friends. Prayers were held on Monday, November 8 and the Funeral Divine Liturgy on Tuesday, November 9, 2010 from St. Mary's Ukrainian Catholic Church in Yorkton, Saskatchewan with the Very Reverend Fr. Peter Pidskalny as Celebrant. Cross bearer was Dr. Kathryn Coben and the epistle reader was Leanne Mohr. A violin tribute was played by Peter Kobylka. Interment followed at the Yorkton City Cemetery with Michael Spelay, Dennis Spelay, Brian Kobylka, Layton Kobylka, Joel Panchuk and Mike Kracher serving as Casket Bearers. A eulogy by Vicky Tildsley was presented at the funeral reception.

LANG - Agnes (nee Varga). It is with deep sorrow that we announce the passing of Agnes Lang, on July 7, 2010 at the Royal University Hospital in Saskatoon at the age of 90. Agnes was predeceased by her husband John (Jack) Lang, parents Frank and Mary Varga, children Lloyd, Jack, Lyle, Diane and Stewart, daughter in law Faye, sister’s Helen and Mary and brothers Frank and Felix. Agnes is survived by her sister Margaret, grandchildren Mitch (Shanda), Dean (Sharon), Tracy (Neil), Tony (Aimee), Jennifer, Caroline, Sharon (Dolan), Jason, Kevin (Shirley), Karen (Kevin), Dana (Dave), Jolene, Mona (Garth), Dallas and Rhonda, twenty-four great grandchildren, three great-great grandchildren, daughters-in-law Pauline, Carol, Leslie, numerous nieces, nephews and cousins. Agnes was born on December 15, 1919 in Budapest, Hungary. Upon coming to Canada, the family resided in the Otthon District. She married Jack Lang and they operated a dairy farm south of Yorkton for many years before moving to Yorkton. She continued to reside in the Willowbrook and Yorkton areas after Jack's death until moving to Saskatoon in 2009. Agnes enjoyed spending time with her grandchildren and great grandchildren and watching them participate in their sporting events. She also enjoyed playing cards with all her children and grandchildren. Agnes loved planting and tending to her flowers. Funeral Service was held on Tuesday, July 13th at Yorkton Memorial Gardens Family Centre with Faye L. Greer of Westview United Church officiating. The organist, Amanda Buhler led in the singing of the hymns. The interment took place in the Garden of St. Matthew at Yorkton Memorial Gardens with Kevin Granquist serving as the urn bearer.

LARSON - Esther Laura (nee Peterson) went to be with The Lord on November 29, 2006. She was 82 years of age. Esther was born July 17, 1924, 4 1/2 miles east of Springside, to Gustav and Emma Peterson. From a young age, Esther helped with farm chores and particularly enjoyed rounding up the cows grazing near the river bank. She attended Grunert School and went to the West Ebenezer Baptist Church. She accepted the Lord as her Saviour at an early age. On October 11, 1944, Esther was united in marriage to Lars Larson of Daysland, Alberta at the Springside Valley Apostolic Church. They moved to Daysland where they operated a Lumber Yard in partnership with Lars’ dad. In 1946 they sold their business and they moved back to the Springside area to take over Esther’s parents farm. Farm life was challenging and Esther diligently worked alongside her husband on the farm and in raising their two children. In the late 1960's she began employment with the Tuberculosis Sanatarium in Fort Qu’Appelle. In 1972 Esther and Lars rented out their farm land. They spent portions of the next six years cooking for oil companies in locations such as Gunner, Sk, Chief Mountain, Alberta and the Arctic. They enjoyed many trips together especially camping with their grandsons in summer. In 1985 they sold the farm and moved to Yorkton. Esther developed many hobbies such as bowling, photography, sketching, painting, doll collecting and quilting. She enjoyed visiting with friends and participating in church and community functions. She took a keen interest in others and was a great listener. Her love and friendship will be missed by family, friends and neighbors. Esther was predeceased by her parents, Gustav and Emma (nee: Pedde) Peterson; her husband, Lars in 1991; her sister and brother-in-law, Martha (Paul) Dreger. She leaves to mourn her passing her son, Joseph Scarlatti of California; her daughter, Gail Sawchyn (Chris Bysouth) of Lloydminster, Alberta; her grandsons, Shawn, Sheldon and Brendon Sawchyn; her great-grandson, Justis Sawchyn and extended family and friends. A Visitation for Family and Friends was held on Sunday, December 3, 2006 from the Chapel of Christie’s Funeral Home in Yorkton, Saskatchewan. The Funeral Service was held on Monday, December 4, 2006 from Springside Baptist Church. Reverend Richard Gibson officiated both services. The organist, Kathleen Gibson, led the congregation in the singing of the hymns. Tammy and Marlon Milbrandt shared a medley and Amanda Buhler sang a solo. Grandson, Sheldon Sawchyn, remembered his Grandmother in tribute and eulogy. The interment followed in the Springside Town Cemetery with Shawn Sawchyn, Sheldon Sawchyn, Brendon Sawchyn, Harold Spracklin, Jaret Dreger and Darryl Dreger serving as the casket bearers.

LASCH - Fred Theodore, of Yorkton, husband of the Late Rose Lasch entered eternal rest on Thursday, April 17, 2003 at the Yorkton & District Nursing Home. He was 94 years of age. Fred Theodore Lasch was born on May 8, 1908 in the Jedburgh district of Saskatchewan to Fred and Rosalia (nee Peek) Lasch. He attended Forest Nook school, helped on the family farm and worked for farmers in the Beaverdale area. Fred operated a grocery store for a short time in the Beaverdale district. In the fall of 1940 he moved to Toronto where he gained employment. Fred was united in marriage to Rose Novakowski (a Saskatchewan girl) on February 15, 1943 in Toronto. He worked as a master mechanic in Toronto until 1973 when he retired and the couple moved back to Yorkton. Fred was a resident of Clements Court for the last seventeen years. Fred loved gardening and helping people on the farm. Fred was a faithful parishioner of St. Mary's Church. He was a strong supporter of his church and St. Mary's Cultural Centre. He will be remembered as a kind and gentle person and a good friend. Predeceased by his parents; wife Rose in 1985; brothers, John, Mike and Andrew; sister Ann Urbanoski; Fred is survived by a sister Mary Clow of Oakville, Ontario; a sister-in-law Mary Lash of Yorkton; as well as numerous nieces and nephews. Prayers were held on Tuesday, April 22, 2003 at the Chapel of Bailey's Funeral Home. Requiem Divine Liturgy was celebrated on Wednesday, April 23, 2003 at St. Mary's Ukrainian Catholic Church in Yorkton with Rev. Father Oleh Kashuba, as the Celebrant. The cantor, Ed Pindus assisted by St. Mary's Parish Choir members led in the singing of the responses. The cross bearer was Peter Gulka and the honourary bearer was Fred Beitz. The interment followed in the Yorkton City Cemetery with Ukrainian Catholic Brotherhood members, Lorne Sakundiak, Glen Tymiak, Victor Puchala, Carl Pacholka, Robert Wuschenny and Norm Yasinsky serving as the casket bearers.

LAUBE - Herbert Edward, beloved husband of Marjorie of Springside, passed away on Sunday, June 2, 2002 at the Yorkton Regional Health Centre following a time of failing health. He was 80 years, 1 month and 3 days of age. Herb was born on April 29, 1922 at Springside, Saskatchewan; the oldest son of Elizabeth (nee Wallman) and Otto Laube. He received his schooling in Springside but had to leave at an early age to help his parents on the farm. He hopped a freight train with his uncle and cousin and worked for a few months in a nickel mine at Sudbury, Ontario. Conditions at the mine didn't agree with him so he returned home to his parents farm. Herb joined the army on November 7, 1942 and served in the army till his discharge on October 6, 1945. He was stationed at various bases and served with the Prince Albert Volunteers. During the winter of 1944-45 he was with the Polar Bear Force in northern BC, testing American warfare equipement and camping out all winter come rain or shine. His service number was L607299. On October 14, 1944 Herb married Marjorie Violet Jenkins at the Springside United Church. Upon his discharge we established our home on the Gus Laube farm until the spring of 1953 when Herb built a new home on a quarter section one mile east of Springside. Herb enjoyed farming and worked hard to make a living. He did custom weed spraying, swathing, combining and hauling grain. With failing health Herb retired from farming the spring of 2001. He served on the Rural Telephone Company for a number of years; the Theodore Hospital Board; and the Yorkton Union Hospital board; councillor in Division 5 & 6 for 47 years and also served as a part time conservation officer for many years. Herb was always there to give a helping hand to friends and neighbors. He enjoyed people and spent many hours visiting his many friends. He touched many peoples lives over the years. Herb accepted the Lord as his Saviour and was baptised in the Baptist Church in Springside by Pastor Richard Grabke on December 31, 1988. Herb was an ardent trapper and hunter and was always known to get his buck. He loved fishing and curling, taking part in many fish derbies and curling bonspiels. Following a time of failing health, Herb went home to be with his Lord on Sunday, June 2, 2002 at the Yorkton Regional Health Centre. He was 80 years, 1 month and 3 days of age. Predeceased by his mother Elizabeth in 1982 and father Otto in 1992, he leaves to cherish his memory his loving wife for 57 years, Marjorie; daughter Vallerie (John) Doell of Selkirk MB, son Wayne (Annette) of Springside, daughter Lovadie and her friend Brad of Regina, son Lyndon (Holly) of Redwater AB; grandchildren, Corrie Doell (Kelly) of Calgary, Tracy Doell of Calgary, Meghan, Heather and Nelson Laube of Springside, Tyler and twins Justyn & Jayson Derow of Emerald Park, Chelsea and Wyatt Laube of Redwater AB. Also sisters, Ann (Willie) Schindle of Springside, Edna (Russell) Richardson of Yorkton, and Ruth (Everett) Alberts of Calgary; brother Lawrence Laube of Benito; sisters-in-law, Amy Collins of Osoyoos BC and Doris Jenkins of Springside; aunts, Ruth Laube of Springside and Dorothy Zimmer of Yorkton; and many nieces, nephews and dear friends. The Funeral Service was held on Wednesday afternoon, June 5, 2002 from the Springside Baptist Church with Rev. Kurt Redschlag officiating. The organist, Loreen Tillman, and the pianist, Jeanette Kriger led the congregtion in the singing of the hymns. Special music was provided by: Marlon Milbrandt who sang a solo 'Shall We Gather at the River', and His Own Quartet, consisting of Dan, Royal and Marvin Breitkreuz and Nick Derow, who sang 'Safe in the Arms of Jesus' and 'Coming Home'. Tributes were given by his daughter Vallerie Doell and son Lyndon Laube. Members of the Royal Canadian Legion, Gen. Alexander Ross branch #77 Yorkton and the Springside branch attended the service and gave the Legion Tribute Service: Sgt-at-arms was Peter Wyatt, the Padre was Rev. Ed McManus, the bugler was John Miller and the color party consisted of Nick Koshman, Paul Zawerucka, John Zaretsky and Andy Juba. Honorary bearers were Albert Dutz and Wilfred and Phyllis Elaschuk along with the council and staff of the RM of Orkney: Art Sully, Robert Kriger, Ron Cole, Dale Hackman, David Matus, Ron Rudoski, Ron Walton and Sylvia Tomchyshyn. The interment followed in the Springside Cemetery with Harold Kriger, Fred Tillman, Harold Gogal, David Nehring, Bernie Grunert and Kalvin Werner serving as the casketbearers.

LEE - Victoria (nee Kruda) Ostapovich died peacefully at the Yorkton & District Nursing Home on Saturday, June 28, 2008. She was 86 years of age. Predeceased by parents, John and Mary Kruda, first husband, John Ostapovich, son, Kenneth W. Ostapovich and second husband, Norm R. Lee; brothers, Joseph, Nick and Rudy Kruda. She is survived by her sister, Mrs. Lillian Benning (Rex) of Saskatoon, Sk. And by her sons, William (Wendy) of Courtenay, B.C. and Brian (Brenda) of Victoria, BC and grandchildren, Lenkyn Jon Ostapovich of Vancouver, BC, Nicole Starr and Tyler Brock Ostapovich of Victoria, BC and Emily Victoria Ostapovich of Courtenay, BC. Victoria was born in Jedburgh, Sk district on April 14, 1922 and raised and schooled in Jedburgh and Yorkton. She later trained for Nursing at St. Paul’s Hospital in Saskatoon, and graduated in 1944. She nursing in Yorkton until her retirement in 1982. She enjoyed gardening and all that grew in her yard, golfing, fished when the opportunity arose and especially loved the trips to visit family. She will be forever loved and remembered. A special thank you to Ed and Luba Magis for all the extra special times you gave to mother. Funeral Services were held on Thursday, July 3, 2008 from St. Andrew’s United Church in Yorkton, Sask. with Reverend Faye Greer officiating. The organist, Mrs. Shani Apland, led the congregation in the singing of the hymns. Victoria’s granddaughter, Emily Ostapovich played a violin solo in memory of her “Gram”. The cremation committal service was held on Friday, July 4, 2008 from the Yorkton City Cemetery with Reverend Faye Greer officiating.

LEES - Dean, late of Yorkton and formerly the Jedburgh district, beloved son of Fred and Pauline Lees entered eternal rest on Thursday, September 3, 2002 at the Yorkton Regional Health Centre. He was 45 years of age. Dean Fred Lees was born on September 5, 1956 at Yorkton, Sask, the son of Fred and Pauline (nee Hrynuik) Lees. He received his education at Folkstone School in Jedburgh, Sask. and Regional High School at Yorkton, Saskatchewan. After completing high school Dean commenced employment with Leon - Ram Industries as a machinist, working for 19 years. In March of 1997 Dean became ill and was hospitalized for six months. In July, 1999 he took up residence at St. Ann's Home in Ituna, Saskatchewan. Later in fall of that year he moved to the Ituna & District Pioneer Lodge, residing there until December of 2001. Subsequently he was hospitalized in Yorkton and later moved to the Yorkton & District Nursing Home. During his spare time Dean enjoyed playing hockey, snowmobiling, curling, fishing, playing ball and spending time with his family and friends. Predeceased by his grandparents, John and Marcella Lees and John and Mary Hrynuik; Dean leaves to cherish his memory, his parents Fred and Pauline (Hrynuik) Lees of Yorkton; brothers, Terry of Yorkton and Darcy (Jacquie) of Willowbrook; a niece Abby of Willowbrook and numerous aunts, uncles and cousins. Prayer services were held on Thursday, September 5th at the Chapel of Bailey's Funeral Home. Requiem Divine Liturgy was celebrated on Friday, September 6th at St. Mary's Ukrainian Catholic Church in Yorkton with Very Rev. Bryan Bayda, as the Celebrant. The responses were led by members of St. Mary's Funeral Choir. The cross bearer was Mike Hicks. The interment followed in the Garden of St. Luke at Yorkton Memorial Gardens with Lionel Woytas, Lorne Maduck, Ron Hiduk, Thomas Schurko, Ernie Hrynuik and Francis Zimmer serving as the casket bearers.

LEZON - Walter Charles, of Yorkton, beloved husband of Doreen Lezon passed away on June 4, 2010 at age 72 years. Walter was born on November 22, 1937 in Fenwood, Sask. to Mary and John Lezon. The oldest son in a family of 6 children he attended Folkstone School in Jedburgh, SK. until grade 8. He worked in Calgary with his brother Eddie for awhile. He married Doreen (Spilchen) in 1962 and they farmed in Jedburgh until 1979 raising their 3 children: Linda, Johnny and Brenda. Following the sale of the farm in Jedburgh, Walter farmed in Hamton for about 20 years. He also ran Walter Lezon Construction building bins. His family remembers building bins together and his "Big Truck". His grandkids remember spending a lot of time with him growing up. He would drive them out to the family farms to visit cousins, treat them to "Dickie Dee" ice cream and spoil them at the corner store by his home. They laughingly recall how he would snap each dollar bill as he took it out of his wallet. Walter had a passion for collecting old farm machinery and automobiles. He enjoyed reading western novels and watching wrestling on T.V. He was also and avid animal lover, especially his dogs. He never went anywhere without his beloved pooch, "Bam, Bam". He was predeceased by his mother Mary (Mahalia), and his father John. Two of his sisters, Elsie (Christopher) of Vancouver, BC. and Irene (Zanni) of Regina, SK. Brothers-in-law, Chris Christopher of Vancouver, BC., Henry Lesiuk of Monmarte, SK. and Emilo Zanni of Regina, SK. He is survived by his wife of Yorkton, Brother Eddie (Mary) Lezon of Pilot Butte, Sk., sisters Loretta (Tom) Kreklewich of Pilot Butte, SK, and Jeanette Lesiuk of Monmarte, SK. His son, Johnny, daughters, Linda (Ron) Kerr, and Brenda Weatherby, all of Yorkton. Grandson, Christopher (Chelsey) Kerr of Brandon, MB. Granddaughters, Terrie (Adam Littman) Kerr of Saltcoats, SK. and Kellee Kerr of Yorkton. Two new and special great granddaughters Marissa Kerr and Emma Littman, Great grand-dogs, Skipper, Teah, Hannah and Bear, as well as numerous in-laws, cousins, nieces and nephews. The Funeral Service was held on Friday, June 11th, at Yorkton Memorial Gardens Family Centre with Rev. Father Ray Lukie of St. Mary's Ukrainian Catholic Church officiating. Cantor, Ed Pindus and members of the Parish Choir led in the singing of the responses. Ron Kerr and John Lezon were named honorary bearers. The interment followed in the Yorkton City Cemetery with Chris Kerr, Dennis Zanni, Reno Zanni, Allan Tymko, Walter Spilchen and Johnny Kucharski serving as casket bearers.

LOVELACE - Clara Kathleen (nee Willis), of Yorkton, Sask. and formerly of the Willowbrook district passed away on Tuesday, November 28, 2000 at the Yorkton and District Nursing Home. She was 83 years of age. Clara Kathleen was born on September 7, 1917 in the Beaverdale District of Saskatchewan. She was a daughter born to Castilar and Alice (nee Jones) Willis. She was raised on the family farm and received her education at Silver Willow School. Following this, she employed by her sister Nellie, until Clara was united in marriage to Clifford Lovelace on June 10, 1935 at the United Church Manse in Yorkton. Following their marriage Clara and Clifford began farming in the Willowbrook district. Following Clifford's death in 1976, Clara remained on their farm until she moved into Yorkton in 1998 when she made her residence with her daughter Marcella. She lived there until she entered the Yorkton and District Nursing Home. Clara was a friendly and outgoing person, and belonged to the Happy Centre Recreation Club. She loved to make quilts and every grandchild at one time or another received one of her handiworks. Clara loved her garden and flowers which came second only to the enjoyment that her grandchildren gave her. Clara leaves to cherish her memory and to celebrate her life her loving family: her sons Llewellyn and his wife Mary on the family homestead south of Willowbrook, Clifford and his wife Marlene of Lloydminster; daughters Marvel Shiplack of Fort Qu'appelle, Sask., Marcella Boulanger of Yorkton, Sask.; her grandchildren Sheryl Dunn, Gordon (Cheryl) Shiplack, Randy (Marla) Shiplack, Brian (Barb) Shiplack, Cyndy (Fred) Weimer, Maureen (Allan) Marsden, Muriel (Peter) Brown, Wayne (Denise) Boulanger, Marcel (Kari Ann) Boulanger, Tracy (Clayton) Mile, Colin (Sarah) Lovelace, Kit (Kari) Lovelace; also 24 great grandchildren; 3 great great grandchildren; a sister, Hilda Berg of Central Butte, Sask. and sisters-in-law Alice Willis of Springside, Sask., and Rhoda Brown of Victoria B.C. Clara was predeceased by her mother in 1944, father in 1953, her husband Clifford in 1976, a sister Nellie in 1978, brothers Edward in 1974, Walter in 1990 and Charles; a brother-in-law Wesley Beck in 1981 and two sons-in-law, Ray Boulanger in 1995 and Gordon Shiplack in 1975. Funeral services were held on Friday afternoon, December 1, 2000 from St. Andrew's United Church, Yorkton, Sask. with Rev. Daryl Woods officiating. The organist was Shani Apland leading the Congregation and Choir in the Hymns. The 23rd Psalm, "The Lord's My Shepherd" was recited by Clayton Mile. Reflections and Remembrances of Clara's life were given by Tracy Mile and Kit Lovelace. All of Clara's friends and neighbours were Honourary Bearers. The interment followed in the Garden of St. Matthew, Yorkton Memorial Gardens with Tracy Mile, Colin and Kit Lovelace, Randy and Gordon Shiplack and Maureen Marsden serving as Casket Bearers.

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MAKOWETSKI - John Sr. (June 13, 1930 - December 13, 2006) It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of John Makowetski Sr. on December 13, 2006 at the age of 76 ½. He passed away peacefully at the Yorkton Regional Health Centre after a courageous battle with cancer that changed the course of his life. He is predeceased by his father Mike (1966), Mother Eva (2003) and an older brother in infancy. Leaving to cherish his memory are three children, Margaret Hardie, John Jr. (Debbie) Makowetski and Pat (Brad) Zulyniak Grandchildren, Lindsay Skaluba (Corey); Curtis, Mandi (friend Corey) and Devan Makowetski; Lori, Kristy and Brittany Zulyniak; a great -granddaughter, Brett Skaluba; numerous other relatives and many dear and great friends. John was born on the family farm near Beaverdale District in 1930. The only child of Mike and Eva Makowetski. He received his education at Rocky Dell School 2 ½ miles northwest of the family farm. Learning to speak, read and write in the English language was quite an experience. John took over the farming responsibility in 1967. In years to follow he was blessed with three children; Margaret, John Jr. And Pat. In 1957 John joined the Canadian Seed Growers Association and started to grow pedigreed seed for 31 years. In 1970 he built a seed cleaning plant on the family farm. They cleaned, weighed and sealed pedigreed seed to meet the standards. Many tedious hours were spent with family members roguing the fields to hand pick the off - type plants. John has an extreme love for farming and was very meticulous at every aspect in the daily operations of the farm. His gifted abilities included; fabricating, inventing, repairing and welding (Chicago vocational training course at age 19). This allowed him to develop the family farm to what it is today. Planting of a shelter belt, flower gardens and various landscaped formations was a passionate diversity he possessed. When he found time John enjoyed fishing, hunting and travelling. He accumulated many certificates and trophies, which are displayed throughout the family home. During his travels in Canada, U.S.A. and Mexico, many fond memories with family and friends were made. He was an active church member, in his younger years he performed the duties of an alter boy and later joined the choir. Traditionally he accompanied the choir in Christmas Caroling throughout the community. John belonged to the Saskatchewan Field Husbandry Association, Secan Association, Beaverdale Snowplow Club, Saskatchewan Wheat Pool, United Grain Growers and Beaverdale Church Committees and was a long time member with the Canadian Wildlife Federation and Saskatchewan Wildlife Federation. He was an active hobbyist throughout his lifetime which he found relaxing. He had a passion for making movies and taking pictures. He captured many events, occasions and natural occurrences, which amounted to a tremendous collection. Numerous hours were spent on woodworking projects, many were given as gifts. He enjoyed speaking to family, friends, relatives and neighbors on the phone daily. He was a master host and a practical joker. He continually treated people to food, drink and laughter. The family extends their sincere appreciation to all, for the care given to John during his lengthy battle with cancer. Special thanks to those who visited or called, he cherished each and every moment. Prayers were held on Monday, December 18, 2006 from the Chapel of Christie’s Funeral Home with Rev. Fr. Methodius Kushko officiating. The Requiem Divine Liturgy was sung on Tuesday, December 19, 2006 from St. Mary’s Ukrainian Catholic Church with Rev. Fr. Methodius Kushko officiating. The responses were led by Ed Pindus and Colette Karapita assisted by members of the Parish Choir. The organist was Melita Benko. The Epistle was read by Gordon Bohach and the Cross Bearer was Randy Kruda. The interment followed in St. Mary’s Ukrainian Catholic Church Parish Cemetery in the Beaverdale District with Doug Garson, Frank Zulyniak, Gordon Lutz, Edward Makowetsky, Anton Fedyk and Mike Hiduk serving as casket bearers.

MANCHUR - Tony, husband of Kay Manchur, passed away on Wednesday, January 15, 2003 at the Yorkton Regional Health Centre. He was eighty-five years of age. Tony was born on November 26, 1917 in the Gilbert Plains district of Manitoba, the third child of Fred and Mary (Nee Chyz) Manchur. The family moved to the Spalding area of Saskatchewan where they farmed and graveled for many years. Tony married Kay Chernipeski on August 19, 1946 at Theodore, Sask. The couple farmed in the Spalding district and raised their family of five children. The family moved to Saskatoon for three years (where Kay taught school and Tony worked at the airport as a gravel contractor). They moved to the Springside district where they continued to live until the present time. Tony had a positive attitude and good disposition. Even when he struggled with various problems with his health he made the best of things. He loved living on the farm and the work that went along with it. He spent many enjoyable hours with his pastime of constantly keeping his fireplace burning! Visiting with his family and friends was certainly one of his greatest loves. Tony was predeceased by his parents Fred and Mary Manchur; his brothers, John, Mike and Joe; and one grandchild, Calvin Manchur. He leaves to cherish his memory his loving wife, Kay of Springside; his five children, Virginia Manchur of Calgary, AB, Howard (Judy) Manchur of Regina, Bev (Ben) Klatt of Oliver, BC, Bonnie (Donald) Laing of Hagerstown, MD, USA, and Cindy (Rod) Marchuk of Saskatoon, SK; seven grandchildren, Tekena (Cordell), Tanya (Chad), Toni - Joe, Teanda (Wayne), Trisha (Terry), and Justin and Brenton; six great-grandchildren, Samantha, Tia - Rae, Chloe, Daniel, Dawson and Austin. Funeral Services were held on Sunday, January 19, 2003 at 1:00 p.m. from the Yorkton Memorial Gardens Family Centre. Pastors Norman Manweiller, Wilf Michaels, and Roy Jamieson, of the Seventh Day Adventist Church, were officiating. The organist, Mrs. Lillian Chernipeski led the congregation in the singing of the hymn. Violinist, Sarah Ohnander played "Amazing Grace". Son-in-law, Donald Laing gave a tribute and words of remembrance on behalf of the family. Interment followed in the Springside Town Cemetery with Toni - Joe Manchur, Corey Anderson Ben Klatt, Donald Laing, Rod Marchuk, Justin Marchuk, Mike Chernipeski and Alex Chernipeski serving as the casketbearers.

MASURAT - Bertha (nee Werner) was born May, 8, 1921 on a farm seven miles north of Springside, Sask. She was the fourth child of the family of twelve children born to William and Julianna (Pedde) Werner. Bertha married Emil Masurat on July 17, 1941. The couple farmed five miles east of Springside. Their union was blessed with five children. Bertha and Emil retired to Yorkton in 1972 and Bertha entered the work force first at the A&W and then at the Holiday Inn until she retired in 1994. Bertha was predeceased by her husband, Emil in 1979; a grandson, Ragnar Alexander Ross in 1990; sons-in-law, Carl Potzus in 1998 and Richard Stiglitz in 2011. She is lovingly remembered by her children, Arlene, Gladys (Norm), Denis (Bonnie), Laura (Terry) and Linda (Marc). Bertha is also survived by her nine grandchildren, Jason (Jenn), Julianna (Nolan), Jennifer (Scott), Denise (Dale), Lorraine (Blair), Glenna, Linton (Kendra), Andrew (Orishia), Jordan and Jon (Allison) as well as 19 great-grandchildren. Bertha is also survived by two sisters, Meta Weick and Marlene Werner, many nieces and nephews, cousins and dear friends. Bertha will be lovingly remembered and greatly missed. The Prayer Service was held on Thursday, April 18, 2013 from the Chapel of Christieís Funeral Home in Yorkton, Saskatchewan with Gail Ross officiating. The Funeral Service was held on Friday, April 19, 2013 from the Chapel of Christie's Funeral Home in Yorkton, Sask. with Rev. Lori James officiating. The Interment Service took place on Saturday, April 20, 2013 from the Springside Town Cemetery with Jason Stiglitz, Andrew Masurat, Dale Loucks, Nolan Mlazgar, Scott Heil and Jordan Masurat as the casket bearers.

McPHEE - Mary Reed (nee Clouston), widow of Ernest McPhee, passed away on Monday January 29, 2001 at the Park Unit of the Yorkton Regional Health Centre. She was eighty nine years of age. Mary was born May 6, 1911 at Yorkton, Saskatchewan, a daughter of Malcolm and Minnie (nee Reed) Clouston. Mary grew up near Yorkton and received her early education at Raymond School near Yorkton. After graduating from high school she enrolled in Nursing School in Yorkton, convocating in 1933. On March 14, 1934 Mary was united in marriage to Ernest McPhee in Yorkton. They moved to the farm in the Beaverdale district where they raised their four children. Mary did home nursing through out the Beaverdale district for many years, helping deliver babies, giving school inoculations and mending cuts and bruises. Mary enjoyed living on the farm, nature and making things grow in her yard and garden. She was a member of the Yorkton Horticultural Society and received many awards for flowers, apples and vegetables. Mary enjoyed visiting and playing cards with her friends and family. She attended church at Theodore or Springside when they lived in the Beaverdale district and after they moved into Yorkton at St. Andrew's United Church. Mary was predeceased by her parents; her husband Ernest; her brothers Murray (Anne) Clouston, Jim Clouston, Tommy (Myrtle) Harray and Gordon Harray. She leaves to cherish her memory her four children: three sons, Robert Hugh (Margaret) of Innisfail, AB, Andrew Neil (Galina) of Drumheller, AB, and James Malcolm (Betty) of Yorkton; her daughter Joanne Margaret (James) Lanaway of Abernethy, SK; eight grandchildren: Shelly McPhee, Melanie (Mark) Drolsbaugh, Shawna McPhee, Robbie (Holly) McPhee, Lana (Greg) Hunko, Greg McPhee, Dawna (Daryl) Pickering and Brent Copland; eleven great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild; two sisters, Lily Evans of Viking, AB, and Emma Jones of Port Alberni, BC; two sisters-in-law, Margaret Miller of Yorkton and Myrtle Harray of Viking, AB. Funeral Services were held on Thursday February 1, 2001, at 2 p.m. from the Chapel of Bailey's Funeral Home in Yorkton with Rev. Daryl Woods of St. Andrews United Church officiating. The organist Mrs. Ruth McPhee led the congregation in the singing of the hymns. Soloist James Lanaway sang How Great Thou Art. Interment followed in the family plot in the Garden of St. John in the Yorkton Memorial Gardens with Dawna and Daryl Pickering, Greg McPhee, Lana and Greg Hunko, Shelley McPhee and Rob McPhee as the casketbearers.

MUSHKA - Peter, husband of Olga Mushka of Yorkton and formerly of the Jedburgh district passed away on Saturday May 26, 2001 at the Yorkton and District Nursing Home. He was eighty-six years of age. Pete was born on April 21, 1915, on the family homestead in the Jedburgh district of Saskatchewan, a son of John and Clara (nee Kolodziejak) Mushka. Peter grew up and farmed in the Jedburgh district. On June 11, 1944, he was united in marriage with Olga Kowalchuk. Pete and Olga raised their family and farmed on the family homestead for thirty one years and then moved to Yorkton where Pete worked at various jobs and continued to help his son, Ken, with the farming operation. During his years on the farm, Pete also served his community as chairman of the Nanton Local School Board, Municipal Councillor and Reeve of the R.M. of Garry for a total of fifteen years between 1947 and 1974. Pete will be best remembered as a loving and dedicated husband, father, father-in-law, and grandfather. We will always remember him for his outspokenness, sense of humour, social conscience, love of nature, and his insatiable zest for life. He was predeceased by his parents John and Clara, his son Lawrence, brothers Anton, Walter, Steve, and John, and sisters Mary, Olga, Isabel and Rose. Pete leaves to cherish his memory his loving wife of fifty-seven years, Olga of Yorkton; daughter-in-law Joan of Regina; sons Gerald (Dora) of Craven, Sask. and Ken (Linda) of the Jedburgh district; daughter Linda Mushka (Robert Jackson) of Ruddell, Sask.; grandchildren Douglas, Jacqueline, Craig and Jennifer Mushka, Daniel and Carmen Jackson; sister Angeline Protz of Yorkton, as well as numerous nieces, nephews, relatives and friends. Prayer Services were held on Monday, May 28, 2001 from the Chapel of Bailey's Funeral Home in Yorkton. Requiem Divine Liturgy was celebrated on Tuesday, May 29, 2001 at 10 a.m. at the Yorkton Memorial Gardens Family Centre with Very Rev. Dmytro Dnistrian, as the celebrant. Granddaughter Jaqueline Mushka gave the epistle reading. The responses were sung by St. Mary's Funeral Choir. The crossbearer was Carmen Jackson with Jacqueline and Jennifer Mushka. The casket bearers were Gerald Mushka, Kenneth Mushka, Robert Jackson, Douglas Mushka, Craig Mushka and Daniel Jackson. Honorary pallbearers were Walter Kopan, John Pihach, Nick Kondro, Walter Protz, Lawrence Yuristy and Ben Walsh. At the luncheon granddaughters Jaqueline and Jennifer Mushka read a biography of their grandfather, and sons Gerald and Ken gave words of tribute and remembrance. Daughter Linda sang a solo of a song she composed for her father. Interment followed in the Yorkton City Cemetery.

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NIESSEN - Isabel (nee Jackson) of Yorkton passed away Thursday, November 16, 2000 at the Yorkton Regional Health Centre. She was 90 years of age. Isabel Charlotte Niessen was born on January 23, 1910 at Willowbrook, Saskatchewan, a daughter of Horace and Isabella (nee Gove) Jackson. Isabel was a woman ahead of her time. When her husband Dietrich passed away in 1941 she bought her own business and moved with her mother and two baby daughters to operate a cafe in Willowbrook. Besides running her business she raised her two daughters. Isabel continued to live in Willowbrook until 1958 when she moved to Yorkton. Here she accepted a position with Howie's Jewellery, where she remained until her retirement. Isabel was a founding member of the Willowbrook Willing Helpers and a member of the Yorkton Rebeccas. Isabel was active in all community activities in Willowbrook and in Yorkton she was a faithful member of Knox Presbyterian Church. Her favourite pastime was playing bridge. Besides her parents and husband, Isabel was predeceased by her brothers Reginald and Horace Jackson and her sisters, Dorothy Augusta Rothwell and Ethel Neil. She leaves to mourn her passing and to celebrate her life, two daughters, Valerie (Garry) Robertson of Yorkton and Ethel Niessen (Philip Guscott) of Vancouver; six grandchildren; six great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild. Funeral services were held on Saturday, November 18th at Knox Presbyterian Church in Yorkton with Rev. Irving Fraser officiating. Malinda Ottenbreit gave the scripture reading and Valerie-Ann Cherneski delivered the eulogy. Soloist Sharon McArthur sang How Great Thou Art, Just A Closer Walk With Thee, It Is No Secret, The Rose and You Are My Sunshine. The organist, Ruth McPhee, led the congregation in the singing of the hymns, In The Garden and The Old Rugged Cross. The interment followed in the Yorkton City Cemetery with Grant Wurts, Jared Robertson, Gordon Jackson, Grant Ottenbreit, Garry Robertson and Cameron Neil serving as the casket bearers.

NOVAKOWSKI - Frank, of Yorkton, passed away following a lengthy battle with cancer on Saturday, October 12, 2002 at the Yorkton Regional Health Centre. He was 84 years of age. Frank Novakowski was born on September 13, 1918 at Willowbrook, Sask; a son of Joseph and Katherine (nee Lazurko) Novakowski. He was raised on the family farm. As a young man Frank worked out for farmers and in the bush camps. As a young man he also enlisted into the Royal Canadian Army. Following his discharge he returned home and on January 26, 1942 and was united in marriage to Mary Kobylko at St. Mary's Church in Yorkton. The couple farmed in the Willowbrook district for 12 years. They moved into Yorkton about 1956. Frank began employment with the City of Yorkton, and worked for over 35 years in the City Works Department. In 1982 he suffered a slight stroke; he retired shortly after. Frank loved tending to his yard and garden, he took great pride in his flowerbeds, especially his roses. Hobbies included fishing and watching baseball, especially the Blue Jays. Mary predeceased Frank on May 21, 1992. He was able to maintain his home and yard and care for his cherished dog 'Mitzi' up until this year. Besides his beloved wife Mary, he was predeceased by sons Mervin and Michael, a daughter Joanne, grandsons Rick Andrusyk, Tanner McKenzie and Brent Andrusyk; brothers Joe, Stanley, John and Laudie and by sisters Minnie Krupa and Rose Lasch. He is lovingly remembered by his eight children: sons, Gerald (Sue) of Sherwood Park, AB, Dennis of Yorkton, Edward (Edna) of Fort Saskatchewan AB, and Raymond (Caroline) of Winnipeg MB; daughters, Irene (Russell) Andrusyk of Burgess Beach SK, Marlene (Orest) Baron of Bashaw AB, Sharon (Rick) MacRae of Rosalind AB, and Darlene of Yorkton; 14 grandchildren and 13 great grandchildren. Also a sister Kay Edwards of Peterborough ON, as well as numerous nieces, nephews, and his many other relatives and friends. The prayer service was held on Tuesday evening, October 15th from the Chapel of Bailey's Funeral Home in Yorkton. The Requiem Divine Liturgy was celebrated on Wednesday, October 16, 2002 from St. Mary's Ukrainian Catholic Church with Rev. Oleh Kashuba as Celebrant. Members of St. Mary's Funeral Choir led in the singing of the responses. The crossbearer was Rachel Novakowski, the epistle-reader was Penny Novakowski. Honorary bearers were Harry & Rose Lazurko, Norman and Mary Roming and Bill and Sylvia Krywulak. The interment followed in the Yorkton City Cemetery with Brent Brown, Kyle MacRae, Mike Novakowski, Steve Novakowski, Glen Andrusyk and Colin Baron serving as the casketbearers.

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PARNO - Cecilia (nee Badke) was born in 1911 and grew up on a farm near Springside, then worked in Toronto and Winnipeg. Cecilia and Bert were married in 1944 and lived in Ituna for four years before moving to Yorkton. Cecilia and Bert had two children. Calvin was born in 1945 and Janet in 1949. There was always music at home and Cecilia was the dedicated music coach of both children. The family enjoyed trips to Rochester, N.Y. to see relatives. Cecilia’s brother Irving carried on the family farm, which was a favorite place to visit. Their mother, Pauline, lived with one or the other of them until she died in 1955. Celia and Bert shared an enthusiasm for gardening through all of their years together. They also shared a dedication to the Knox Presbyterian Church. Celia worked as a sales agent and then desk clerk, not retiring until her early seventies. Celia and Bert went to see Janet and Calvin in Toronto, Vancouver and St. Jerome, Quebec from time to time. When Janet and her husband Sandy had two children, Krista and Eric, the visits took on a special significance. Celia suffered the loss of her daughter, Janet to cancer in 1989. Her husband was in good health until he died in 2000. Cecilia had lost most of her sight a year before that, but managed to live independently till five years ago when she had a serious stroke. These were the main events. It’s the spaces between the events of change that provide most of the opportunities to enjoy life. Celia had the eyes to appreciate what she discovered in those spaces. Celia maintained her graceful humanity to the end of her days. Funeral Services were held on Monday, March 9, 2009 from the Chapel of Christie’s Funeral Home in Yorkton, with Rev. Faye Greer of Westview United Church officiating. The organist, Mrs. Carla Laycock, led the congregation in the singing of the hymns. Cecilia’s son, Cal Parno, shared words of tribute and eulogy in his mother’s memory. The interment followed in the Yorkton City Cemetery.

PAWLIW - Fred, beloved husband of Sonja Pawliw of Yorkton entered eternal rest on March 2, 2009 at his home. He was 84 years of age. Fred was born on January 9, 1925 to William and Pauline (Derow) Pawliw. He grew up on the farm north of Springside and attended Sandy River School. They moved to a farm nearer to Springside where Fred farmed with his father. On October 13, 1947 Fred was united in marriage to Sonja Byblow at St. Mary's Church in Yorkton, while continuing to be parishioners at Whitesand. While his family moved again, Fred and Sonja remained on the farm and began raising their family. Later they lived in Springside while still farming. For health reasons Fred left the farm and worked at various places. These included: operating a grocery store and gas pumps at Oakshella and selling Fuller Brush products at Broadview. Four years later in 1960 a move to Orcadia brought him back to farming (his soul-food) with supplemental income at White Spruce Radar Base. Fred became an active and devoted member of St. Mary's Church; a member of the Ukrainian Catholic Brotherhood and a lifetime member of the Knights of Columbus, Council #5182. In 1977, he moved with his family to Yorkton where he continued his faithful participation in parish life. He enjoyed spending time visiting and sitting with friends and parishioners in the hospital and nursing home in Yorkton, even when he also was not well. A quiet but constant devotion to his faith infused every day. Aside from farming, Fred's other loves were carpentry, photography and old time music. His love of playing the violin began in his youth when he and friends played for dances and weddings. He has continued to play and passed on the joy of violin and music to his children and grandchildren. Privately he wrote short poems and kept meticulous notes on the weather. He also spent many quiet hours building miniature-to-scale replicas of buildings from the past. He also loved taking pictures of nature's wonders, home and family and of his beloved little farm haven, where he spent many contented hours. There he puttered, planted, built, painted, watched the clouds, wildlife, and fields from seeding, growth and harvest. His grandchildren spent many happy times at their special place with their grandpa. Now we have many photo albums to remind us of his many loves and the great joy he experienced with his grandchildren and great grandchildren. Our beloved father, grandpa, gido, husband was predeceased by three infant siblings, his parents, elder brother Mike (Dora) and a grandson Seumas McNally. Fred is survived and sadly missed by Sonja, his dear wife of 61 years, daughters Veronica (David) Thauberger of Regina, Judy Bellamy of Regina, Wendy (James) McNally of Toronto, Sharon (Bruce) Pawliw-Barber of Slocan PK, BC, Bonnie (Jack) Schroyer of Kitimat and Terre (Dan) Ward pf Palm Coast, Florida and sons Thomas of Edmonton and Bernard of Yorkton. Also in sorrow are his grandchildren Jonathan & Christopher Thauberger, Joshua, Anthony & Cara Sawka, Philippe McNally, Liam & Alita Barber, Jocelyn & Nicholas Lamon, Aaron, Devin & Levi Pawliw and 3 great grandchildren Darren Morgan and twins Avery & Paisley Sawka. Fred is also survived by his sister Mary (George) Olynik and family of Yorkton, his brother Peter (Ina) Pawliw and family of Strathroy, his brother John (Michelle) Pawliw and family of Peterborough and his sister Ella (Ted) Dusyk and family of Regina. There are many cousins, nieces & nephews. Prayer were held on Sunday, March 8th at St. Mary's Ukrainian Catholic Church, Yorkton with Rev. Father Vladimir Kolpakov, oficiating. Rosary led by members of the Knights of Columbus and Ukrainian Catholic Brotherhood preceded. Violinnist , Cara Sawka paid tribute to her grandfather. Requiem Divine Liturgy was celebrated on Monday, March 9th at St. Mary's Ukrainian Catholic Church with Rev. Father Frank Szadiak, as the Celebrant. The responses were led by St. Mary's English Choir. The altar server was Zachary Kais and the cross bearer was Nicholas Lamon. The epistle was read by Ted Dusyk. Members of the Knights of Columbus & Ukrainian Catholic Brotherhood served in the Honour Guard. The interment followed in the Garden of St. Luke at Yorkton Memorial Gardens with Joshua Sawka, Christopher Thauberger, Liam Barber, Anthony Sawka, Devin Pawliw and Levi Pawliw serving as the casket bearers. Reflections of Fred's life were conveyed by David & Veronica Thauberger.

PEDDE - Minnie Klause (nee Goebel) passed away peacefully at the Anderson Lodge in Yorkton on Sunday, January 13, 2002 at the age of 95 years. Minnie enjoyed a fruitful life, was always cheerful and a pleasure to be around. Minnie was born Amelia Goebel in Posnan (Posen) Poland on July 10, 1906, a daughter of Caroline (nee Mieski) and Frederick Goebel. She immigrated to Canada with her parents in 1907 at the age of one. She received her education at Victoria School. In 1923 she was united in marriage to Theodore Klause. The couple farmed in the Springside district. Three children were born, Alvin, Gladiola and Kenneth. In 1975 Minnie married Alfred Pedde, she enjoyed greatly her final stay at the Anderson Lodge. Predeceased by her first husband Theodore in 1963, son Kenneth Klause and daughter Gladi Smith, and by her second husband Alfred Pedde. She leaves to cherish her memory her son Alvin Klause and his wife Muriel of Winnipeg; eight grandchildren; 14 great grandchildren and 4 great great grandchildren. Also two sisters, Katie Klause of Saskatoon, and Mary Anaka of Canora, numerous nieces, nephews and her many other relatives and friends. Cremation took place at the Yorkton Memorial Gardens Crematorium. The Funeral Service was held on Monday, January 21, 2002 from Westview United Church in Yorkton with Rev. Faye Greer officiating. Grandson Jim Klause gave a tribute to Minnie. The organist, Marilyn Newell led the congregation in the singing of the hymns. The interment took place at the Yorkton City Cemetery with granddaughter Yvonne Campbell as urnbearer.

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

POLEGI - Edward Emil, of Jedburgh, beloved husband of Angeline Polegi died on February 26, 2010 at Regina General Hospital. He was 81 years of age. Edward Emil Polegi, beloved husband, brother, father, grandfather and great grandfather, was born June 23, 1928. He was the second son of a pioneer family and grew up on the homestead with his parents Emil and Minnie (Bogdasavich) Polegi, brother Carl and sisters Frances and Florence. The family raised Percheron horses and he loved every part of being around these draft animals. Known throughout his life as Emil, he loved sports, particularly hockey. He was an aggressive defenseman, and played in front of his brother Carl in goal. Emil married the local schoolteacher, Angeline Churko, in 1954. Emil went to school in Jedburgh, but was always happy to leave his books behind and get back to the farm and on to the land. When his Dad and Mom moved into Jedburgh, Emil and Ange took over the family farm. Being a farmer defined him. He grew grain and raised Hereford cattle. Together, Emil and Ange raised three children. Emil enjoyed all the social activities of a small community - he was an avid curler and a whist and cribbage player to be reckoned with. He taught each of his children and grandchildren to play, and card tournaments were always a part of family gatherings. In the summer, when he would take a break from farm work, he loved nothing more than to have friends and family gather for a wiener roast around the campfire. Emil was predeceased by his parents and his sister Frances. and he leaves to cherish his memory and celebrate his life his wife of 55 years, Ange, brother Carl and sister Florence, son John (Mary) and his children Christina (Daniel), Michael (Lydia) and Stephanie, daughter Brenda and her children Regan (Travis) and Nathan, and son Allan (Juanita) and children Justine, Murray and Kaitlyn, and three great granddaughters, Kristen, Sarah and Athena, along with many nieces, nephews and friends. Prayer Vigil Service was held on Monday, March 1st and the Funeral Mass on Tuesday, March 2nd at St. Gerard's Roman Catholic Church, Yorkton with Rev. Father Basil Chomos as the Celebrant. The music was provided by Katherine Flaman (Vigil) and Pam Yaremko (Mass). Members of St. Gerard's Choir led in the singing of the hymns. The cross bearer was Murray Polegi and the lectors were Brenda Polegi, Justine Polegi and Regan Morris Dolynny. Reflections of her grandfather's life was shared by Christina Polegi Wallace. Serving as honourary bearers were Christina Polegi Wallace, Stephanie Polegi, Regan Morris Dolynny, Nathan Morris, Justine Polegi, Kaitlyn Polegi and Murray Polegi. The urn bearer was Michael Polegi. Interment will take place at Yorkton Memorial Gardens.

POPOWICH - Bertha (nee Miller) Popowich of Saskatoon and formerly of Yorkton passed away at the Royal University Hospital, Saskatoon, Sask. on Monday, May 24, 2004 at the age of 89 years. Bertha was born in Orcadia, SK, the oldest of ten children of Rosie (Schmidt) and Emmanuel Miller. She grew up on the family farm and worked at Yorkton Hotel in the dining room during her twenties. She was working to save money to help her and her future husband Harry to buy their first farm near Springside. Bertha married Harry, her childhood sweetheart on August 10, 1940. Bertha had five children — four sons within six years. Five years later, she was blessed with a daughter. Bertha was a busy mother who also had numerous nieces and nephews who would spend summers at their family farm. They later moved to a farm at Rothbury district, north of Churchbridge and continued to farm there even after moving to Churchbridge in 1967. They later retired in Yorkton and Bertha resided there for nearly twenty years after Harry passed away in 1978. Bertha then moved to be closer to her daughter Arlene in Saskatoon where she continued to pursue her talents and hobbies. Everyone who knew Bertha loved to listen to her playing the organ, most hymns and melodies by memory. She continued to bowl and could still beat family and friends at the game. Mom's greatest love in life was her continuous work in the church, making quilts not only for family members, but quilts for all the needy overseas. Bertha's work ethic was one of her most admired qualities plus her wonderful sense of humour. Her garden was a sea of lilies with shades of blue delphiniums, pansies and columbines. Bertha will always be remembered for her "fabulous cinnamon buns and apple pies". Bertha lived at Luther Heights in Saskatoon and was able to enjoy a beautiful view of the Saskatchewan River. She made many new friends there and continued to bowl and garden but this time helping create a beautiful backyard with Arlene. Bertha was always a good sport, willing to go and do any fun thing, if that meant garage sales, Tim Horton's for coffee, flea markets, and even helping to search for that one treasure in an antique store. Bertha touched many lives—her kindness, thoughtfulness and beautiful smile was appreciated by all that knew her. Bertha's greatest joy was her family, five children, seven grandchildren and five great-grandchildren: Doug (Net) Popowich and their children Kim (Kimberly) Lundquist, Rae (Roxanne), Bryan Popowich, Jim (Laverne) Popowich, Harvey Popowich, Alvin (Janet) Popowich and their children. Shannon Tholt, Cory (Trina) and Tanis Popowich and Arlene (Allan) and son Regan Olson. Her great-grandchildren are Ashlee Balog, Zachery, Alexander, Jordan and Chloe Popowich. Bertha was predeceased by her parents Rosina and Emmanuel Miller, husband Harry Popowich, brothers August and Robert Miller. Bertha is survived by her five children, Douglas, James, Harvey, Alvin and Arlene; her brothers and sisters, Martha Blair, Ruth Cuvelier, John, Edward (Esther), Roderick (lone) Miller, Tillie Howe, Dorothy (Lad) Olson. A Service of Comfort for family and friends was held on Thursday evening, May 27, 2004 from the Yorkton Memorial Gardens Family Centre with Pastor Daniel Moeller officiating. Funeral Services were held on Friday afternoon, May 28, 2004 from the Zion Lutheran Church in Yorkton with Pastor Mark Dressier officiating. Vallery Putland was the organist. The poem entitled "When Tomorrow Comes" was read by Julia Gyoba with the reflections of Bertha's life given by Bertha's son-in-law, Allan Olson. Olive Lange, Bev Hilton, Julia Gyoba, Dora Rut, Helen Vaughan and Marilyn Olson were honorary bearers. The interment followed in the Garden of St. Matthew in the Yorkton Memorial Gardens with Barry Miller, Ron Popowich, Reg Howe. Glenn Miller, Terry Popowich and Bruce Miller serving as casket bearers.

POPOWICH - Marvin. On Tuesday, June 29, Marvin Popowich, late of Regina, Sask., passed away at the age of 76 years. He was predeceased by his parents Bill and Mary Popowich; parents-in-law Frank and Ivy Groff and brothers-in-law Alvin Hein and Gerald Groff. Marvin is survived by his wife Laurie; sons Mark and Todd (Cora); grandchildren Liticia, Randall, Chantelle and Danielle all of Regina; brother Rudolph (Marion) of Ituna, SK; nieces and God children Tracy (Darryle) Bulych of White City, SK and Susan (Curtis) Braden of Saskatoon, SK; sister-in-law Virginia Hein of Regina; brothers-in-law Glen (Dolores) Groff of Regina, Keith (Bonnie) Groff of Kamloops, B.C. and Gary (Linda) Groff of Kelowna, B.C. and numerous other nieces and nephews. Marvin was born on the farm on December 12, 1927 in Jedburgh, Sask. Marvin and his brother Rudolph farmed until 1982 when they sold the farm. He had a great love for the land. During that time he also worked at IPSCO, returning in 1990. He liked to curl, golf and play pool which he did just a week ago. He enjoyed all sports, spectator and participant. He loved his grandchildren and was active in the things they were involved in. Marvin and Laurie were married in 1952 and celebrated their 50th anniversary with family. Marvin was quick with a joke which made him popular with people. He had numerous friends at the pool hall and coffee shop. A Visitation for family and friends will be held on Friday, July 2, 2004 from 7:00-9:00 P.M. in Holy Trinity Anglican Church, Regina, SK. The Funeral Service will be held on Saturday, July 3, 2004 at 1:00 P.M. in Holy Trinity Anglican Church with Rev. Carlos Roberts, officiating. Interment to follow at Regina Memorial Gardens.

POTZUS - Linda Edna (nee Breehn), resident of the Gateway Lodge in Canora, formelry of Ebenezer, passed away peacefully on Wednesday, August 22, 2007. She was 92 years of age. Linda Edna Potzus, born June 29, 1913 to Otto and Edith Breehn who resided in the Whitesand district, She was predeceased by both her mother and father, her husband George, her only child, son; Carl, her brothers Wilfred, Harold, Danny and sister Elsie. She is survived by her sister Ruth of Brantford, Ontario and her brother Otto of Surrey, BC. She leaves to mourn her daughter-in-law Gladys of Kelowna, her grandchildren: Denise (Dale) Loucks and children Arthur and Matthew, of Yorkton, Lorraine (Blair) Penfound and children Reid, Carson and Sydney, of Kelowna;; Glenna (Seth) Kosedy and children Marley and Mikayla of Yorkton; and Linton (Kendra) Potzus and children Carter and Liam of Yorkton. Some things about Edna never changed in her life. Her brothers and sisters remember how as a small girl she was very spirited. She was never afraid to stand her ground, even though her brothers and sisters were much bigger than her. She was a very determined lady who didn't depend on anyone until her later years to accomplish any tasks. We remember Edna's love of her garden, where she spent endless hours every summer. The produce from her garden always made it to many tables. She took pride in sharing her vegetables, her homemade sour apple juice, tart apple pies, homemade buns and the best cabbage rolls that no restaurant could ever duplicate. She would take concern in making sure that you were never hungry. If you came for a visit, she was never happy unless you ate something. Now, even the great grandchildren remember that if they visited 'grandma', they had to have room for some juice and cookies. The grandchildren recall that on some occasions if she packed them a lunch for school, the lunch kit was much heavier as she would pack both sides of the lunch box. We recall her love of quilting, artwork, sewing of lingerie, the knitted slippers, siwash sweaters, these things we will never forget along with her concern that everyone should take their vitamins. Another passion Edna had was watching baseball and hockey on TV. She was so well intuned with the two sports, she could probably name more hockey and baseball players names and their stats, than most men. The early years of her marriage to George took them to work together at various tasks. Winters were spent at their northern saw mill, summers were on various road construction sites where Edna did what she did best, providing good nourishment for many work crews. Edna also had a cream route. So very different from a today's woman. Driving her truck and picking up cream cans was a job she thought she was very capable of doing. The Senior Centre in Ebenezer - the start-up of health Screening in all of the senior centres can be attributed partly to Edna as Ebenezer was the first Centre to provide this. Being involved at the 'Centre' kept Edna busy for years. Carl was Edna's only child. On her birthday, she always would recall how Carl would present her with his report card as her birthday gift on June 30th. This action prompted our celebration of her birthday one day late many times. Edna did well in remembering her grandchildren's birthdays and every Christmas she would have a card with spending money for each grandchild and their family. In Edna's later years, she came to know a certain lady who she became very good friends with. It was a friendship that lasted to the very end. As a family, we want to thank Ruth Owen for her time, and her kindness. We know that you did so many things for Edna and she truly valued your friendship and valued your visits. Millie Helm is another person who always had concern for Edna and was also a close friend. Thank you Millie. Ken Smithson, not just a friend, but also a very capable man who was called on to 'fix' things at her home. Thank you Ken and Francis for your time. We would also like to thank the caregivers at the Gateway Lodge in Canora. After someone lives independently for so many years it is hard to lose that independence. The staff provided a warm and caring environment that makes this transition so much easier. We want to thank everyone who may have made Edna's life a little more comfortable this past number of years. We will remember Edna for various reasons and at times things will come up that will bring back memories, some will give us smiles and some will be tears. We will miss her. The funeral service was held on Saturday, August 25, 2007 from the Yorkton Memorial Gardens Family Centre with Pastor Kendall Buhler of the Ebenezer Baptist Church officiating. The eulogy was given by Gladys Potzus and tributes from the grandchildren were read by Pastor Buhler. The organist, Marlene Fandry led members of the congregation in the singing of the hymns. The interment followed in the Garden fo St. Mark with Seth Kosedy, Dale Loucks, Randy Breehn and Linton Potzus serving as the casketbearers.

PROCHYSHEN - Doris (nee Daniels), resident of the Park Unit of the Yorkton Regional Health Centre, beloved wife of John Procyshen of the Willowbrook district, passed away on Friday, June 21, 2002 at the Park Unit. She was 87 years of age. Doris Procyshen (nee Daniels) was born on October 20, 1914 at Guelph, Ontario; a daughter of Annie (nee Laking) and Percy Daniels. At a young age she came with her parents to Saskatchewan, settling in Yorkton. She received her education here. As a young woman Doris began employment as a secretary with the Department of Highways. There she met John Procyshen, a widower with two children. The couple married in 1954. The couple was blessed with a son Brian, and following his birth Doris remained at home to tend to her families needs. In 1973 Doris and John moved to the Kuroki district to help Brian, who had begun farming in the district. After 25 or so years in the Kuroki district, John and Doris moved to the Willowbrook district, near Yorkton in 1997. In failing health for some time, Doris was hospitalized in December of 2000 and became a permanent resident of the Park Unit of the Yorkton Regional Health Centre in January of 2001. Doris was predeceased by her parents, and by three brothers. She leaves to mourn her passing and to cherish her memory her husband John, son Brian (Dawn) Procyshen of Yorkton, step-daughter Delores (Wayne) Shauer of Yorkton, and step-son Larry Procyshen of Winnipeg; several grandchildren and great grandchildren, and numerous other relatives and friends. Cremation took place at the Yorkton Memorial Gardens Crematorium. The committal service was held on Saturday, June 29, 2002 at 10:30am at the Yorkton City Cemetery.

PROKOPETZ - Pauline Anne (nee Stefanyshyn) was born on March 17, 1920 in the Whitesand District of Saskatchewan, the sixth child of Dmytro and Mary (nee Shumay) Stefanyshyn. Pauline attended Beblo School at Whitesand. After completing her education, she worked in the housekeeping department of St. Boniface Hospital in Winnipeg, Manitoba for three years. While home visiting her family in the summer of 1949, she met William Prokopets. After a short courtship, the couple were married on October 16, 1949. Pauline and William farmed at Danbury, Saskatchewan, working together in everything they did, grain farming, raising cattle - and all those turkeys. Besides helping with all aspects of the farm, Pauline also planted and enjoyed tending to a large garden. Pauline and William welcomed into the family three children, Janice, Wayne and Dale. Following William’s untimely death in 1971, Pauline was left to raise three young children on her own. Pauline put them through school and stayed on the farm on her own until 1984 when she moved to Canora to enjoy her retirement years with her many friends, still gardening and fussing with all her flowers. Failing health forced a move in to the Nursing Home in Yorkton in 2004, where Pauline enjoyed the wonderful staff and meeting new friends. She loved playing cards (especially hola) with her sister, Marian, brother, Nick, friend, Vicky Lee and fellow resident, George Beres. Pauline was often teased that she had incredible luck at cards, and many times she led with 7's (with the joke being “With her luck, what else could she lead with?”) Pauline enjoyed singing, dancing, crafts, baking and various other activities. Illness again took it’s toll on Pauline in January of 2009, this time she was unable to recover. She passed away, peacefully and with her family by her side, on February 27, 2009. Pauline was predeceased by her husband, William; one son, Brian (in infancy); her parents, Dmytro and Mary Stefanyshyn; her siblings, Nicky, John, Anne, Dora, Mike, Bill, Marge and Peggy. Pauline leaves to mourn her passing and cherish her memory, her daughters, Janice and Dale; her son, Wayne (Lynn); her grandsons, Jared, Brandon, Bryan, Travis and Justin; her sisters, Marian and Nell; her brother, Nick as well as numerous nieces, nephews, other relatives and many good friends. The Prayer Service was held on Sunday, March 1, 2009 and the Funeral Service was held on Monday, March 2, 2009. Both services were held in the Chapel of Christie’s Funeral Home with the Very Rev. Fr. Mel Slashinsky officiating, assisted in the singing of the service by the cantor, William Kozey. The Cross Bearer was Marian Stefanyshyn and the Palimar was Peter Mihaychuk. The interment service took place in the Canora Town Cemetery with Wayne Prokopets, Jared Prokopets, Brandon Prokopets, Bryan Prokopets, Travis Kucharyshen and Justin Kucharyshen serving as the casket bearers.

PRYBYLSKI - Frank, beloved husband of Olga of Yorkton passed away suddenly on Wednesday, May 30, 2001 at the Yorkton Regional Health Centre. He was 77 years of age. Frank was born on February 9, 1924 in the Willowbrook district to William and Ann (Protz) Prybylski. He was raised on the family farm and attended Silver Willow School during his elementary years. He graduated from Saint Joseph's College in 1941 and received his Teaching Certificate at Normal School a year later. Frank taught at various schools in Saskatchewan until he decided to pursue his dream of farming and raising a family. On July 12, 1948 he married his lifelong friend and companion, Olga Lazurko. One year later they purchased their own homestead in the Beaverdale district where Frank enjoyed a rich life tending to his farm and his family. Seven children were born to Frank and Olga in the years to follow, which led to his pride and joy: "29 Grandchildren". Frank was a Silver Willow School Trustee from 1945 until the school closed in 1967. He was a member of the Silver Willow Snow Plow Club, Beaverdale Church Committee, Willowbrook Seniors Club, Golden Agers, the Ukrainian Catholic Brotherhood, an active supporter of St. Mary's Cultural Centre and a devoted parishioner of St. Mary's Ukrainian Catholic Church. In 1991 Frank and Olga retired to their new home in Yorkton. Frank continued to enjoy all the things that gave him pleasure including spending time with his family and many friends. He became a Number 1 Terrier Fan, avid gardener and exceptional card player. All his children and grandchildren have received at least one of his many crafts, which they will cherish in his memory. Frank was predeceased by his parents, William and Ann; brothers John (in infancy) and Orest; great-grandson Eric Bradley Andrusiek (in infancy) and his brothers-in-law Barney Johnson, Fred Lazurko, Pete Lazurko, and Paul Karcha. He leaves to cherish his memory his chosen companion, wife of 53 years, Olga; seven children, Bernedette (Brad) Draper of Springside, and children Rashelle (Darryl) Andrusiek of Brandon MB and Bart (Chantl) of Calgary AB; Isabel (Harvey) Eckel of Quinton, and children Jody of Punnichy, Julie of Ebenezer, Jason (Kerrie) of Raymore and Lorretta of Saskatoon; Evelyn (Dave) Hull of Willowbrook, and children Desiree, Jackelyn, Jonathan and Derek; Richard (Debbie) of Beaverdale district, and children Josh, Amanda (Brad) Goltz of Orcadia, Sarah, Vicki, Bethany, Matthew, Mark, Mallory, Luke and Jacob; Martha (Randy) Kruda of Jedburgh, and children Rebecca, Clayton and Jessica; Dolores (friend Blair) Bella of Regina, and children Krystal and Stephen and Bill (Janet) of Willowbrook, and children Mary, Neil, Amy and Tracy; his sisters Mary Lazurko of Yorkton, Rose Karcha of Yorkton, Angie (Ken) Sinclair of Calgary AB, Adele (Ernie) Horbetz of Brandon MB, Margaret (Steve) Walter of Calgary AB; sister-in-law, Angie (Lorne) Grunert of Yorkton and many nieces and nephews. Prayer services were held on Sunday, June 3 at St. Mary's Ukrainian Catholic Church in Yorkton with Rev. Fathers Dmtro Dnistrian and Bryan Bayda, officiating. The rosary led by members of the Ukrainian Catholic Brotherhood, St. Volodymyr Branch preceded. Requiem Divine Liturgy was celebrated on Monday, June 4 at St. Mary's Church with Very Rev. Dmytro Dnistrian, as the Celebrant. St. Mary's Funeral Choir led in the singing of the responses. The altarservers were Clayton Kruda and Derek Hull. Richard Prybylski was the epistle reader and George Lazurko was the eucharistic minister. The cross bearers were Jackelyn Hull and Mary Prybylski. All those who knew and shared in Frank's life were considered honourary bearers. Members of the Ukrainian Catholic Brotherhood participated in the services with Glen Tymiak bearing the UCB Flag; Ed McLashen and Peter Gulka serving as banner bearers; Ned Pisiak and Joe J. Ratushniak serving as ushers and the honour guard consisting of Tony Mazur, Mike Baran, John Solonenko, Mike Katerinich, Fred Pawliw, John Pacholka, Wally Baluk and John Wytrykush. The interment followed in the Garden of St. Luke, Yorkton Memorial Gardens, with Bart Draper, Jason Eckel, Jonathon Hull, Josh Prybylski, Rebecca Kruda and Stephen Bella serving as the casket bearers.

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ROHATINSKY - Nell (nee Michalishen) was the second of seven children born to Mike and Pauline Michalishen on the family homestead in the Willowbrook district, on January 14th 1922. She enjoyed growing up on the farm with her 4 brothers and 2 sisters and shared chores and responsibilities in the mixed farming operation. Nell married Julius Rohatinsky on June 17th, 1945 and they settled in Yorkton where, as a busy homemaker, she raised 6 children; Raymond, Larry, Diane, Irvin, Rick, and Greg. In 1970, Nell, Julius and their youngest children, Rick and Greg, moved to Edmonton to join Diane, Irvin and their spouses to begin a new chapter in their lives. In 1980, Nell was widowed and about a year later, she moved back to Yorkton where she lived for several years. In the late 1980s, she moved back to Sherwood Park, a community just outside of Edmonton, where she stayed until 2007 when she once again returned home to Yorkton. She treasured living close to her brothers, sisters, and son Irvin, and being able to visit with them often. Her true joy in life was spending time with friends and family. Nell's Catholic faith was always a comfort to her, especially during life's challenges. At her senior's apartment in Sherwood Park, Nell made friends and joined in group sing-a-longs and game nights. She attended church regularly and usually in the company of one of her friends. Nell's 6 children blessed her with 19 grandchildren and 17 great-grandchildren, whom she all adored. Within the next couple of months 2 more great-grandchildren will add to that number. Nell would have reveled in the challenge of cooking for that large group! Nell's home-cooked meals were delicious. She always had enough food to feed an army and a knack of being able to make a scrumptious lunch in a moment's notice. Not to mention Nell's scuffles, which would make faces light up and mouths water. Nell had a heart attack in November 2004 and after a short recovery, she continued to enjoy good health until October 2008 when her health began to decline. She passed away quietly on December 11, 2008 with niece Evelyn Loster by her side. She was predeceased by her father Mike in 1975, her mother Pauline in 1979, her husband Julius in February 1980, and her brother Joe in October 2008. She leaves to mourn her loss her children: Raymond (Sylvia) of Provo, Utah; Larry, of Portland Oregon; Diane Stevens (Bob) of Sherwood Park, Alberta; Irvin (Debbie) of Yorkton, Saskatchewan; Rick (Nancy) of Redwood Meadows, Alberta; and Greg (Patty) of Edmonton, Alberta; siblings Kay Popowich, Walter McLashen (Olga); Ed McLashen (Helen); Olga Duff; and Stan Mickalishen (Kay). The Prayer Vigil service was held on Tuesday evening, December 16, 2008 from St. Gerard's Roman Catholic Church. The Lay-presiders were Deanna Pellatt and Ingrid Prost. Organist, Katherine Flaman led members of the parish choir in the singing of the hymns 'Christ Be Our Light', Psalm 27, and 'Lord Jesus of You I Will Sing'. The Funeral Mass was celebrated on Wednesday, December 17, 2008 from St. Gerard's Church with Rev. Father Thomas Nguyen officiating. Lay-readers were Nancy Rohatinsky and Cory Stevens. The crossbearer was Evelyn Loster. Organist, Pam Yaremko led members of the parish choir and the congregation in the hymns 'God is Alive', Psalm 138, 'Holy Darkness', 'On Eagles Wings', 'Song of the Angels', and 'Amazing Grace'. The interment took place in the Garden of St. Luke at the Yorkton Memorial Gardens with Rick, Greg, Eric and Reid Rohatinsky, and Bob and Corey Stevens serving as the casketbearers.

RUTTLE - Clarence Jules passed away at his care home on Tuesday morning February 12, 2008 at the age of 62 years. He was born on October 2, 1945 at Yorkton, SK; a son of Alvin and Martha (nee Simair) Ruttle. Clarence grew up on the family farm at Springside, SK and attended Stoney Coulee School until the family moved to Yorkton in 1963. While here he attended the Lions School for the next year. After this he gave the Abilities Centre a try but decided that wasn't for him; he had more important things to do. He liked to hang out at the: Friendship Centre, A & W, McDonalds and the Ice Cream Cabin (which he had to be at every day at 12:00 on the dot). Clarence loved to collect bottles on his travels which he then cashed in for coffee money. As you all know Clarence was a travelling man. He would walk the entire city every day from one end to another and if you were lucky he would sing you a tune. Clarence lived with his parents until his mother's passing and then resided with his sister Sharon until four years ago when he moved to a community living care home at Yorkton, SK. Clarence was predeceased by his mother on November 21, 1992; his father on April 15, 1998. He leaves to cherish his memory and to mourn his passing his sister Sharon and her friend Eric of Yorkton; his niece Melony (Mike) of Regina as well as many cousins, aunts and uncles. Goodbye Liberty The funeral service was held on Saturday morning, February 16, 2008 from the Chapel of Bailey's Funeral Home Yorkton, SK.; with Pastor Harv Janzen of The Parkland Community Church officiating. The congregation was led in the Hymns: "How Great Thou Art" "Great Is Thy Faithfulness", "Near To The Heart Of God" and "Saviour Like A Shepherd Lead Us"; by: Henry and Esther Penner, Dave and Alice Peters. The reflections of Clarence's life were given by Cheryl Adams. Anyone who had touched Clarence life were Honouary Bearers. The interment followed in the Yorkton City Cemetery with: Paul Hartman, Gerald, Richard Simair, Don Masur, Perry Neumann and Mervin Adam serving as Casket Bearers.

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SAKUNDIAK - Ben died peacefully on Wednesday, July 9, 2008, at the Royal University Hospital in Saskatoon, SK at the age of 69. He was born on February 23, 1939, in Veregin, SK. Ben sang in the Ukrainian Catholic Church as Cantor for many years, loved music, singing and playing the banjo. He farmed and was in the hotel business for over 20 years in Springside and Sheho, SK. Ben is survived by his four children and eleven grandchildren: AnnaMarie and Gordon Moellenbeck and their children, Matthew, Jordan, Josephine, Adam of Englefeld, SK; Andy and Judy Sakundiak and their children, Alison, Avrey, Arianne of Calgary, AB; Angela and Dan Frey and daughters, Danielle and Victoria of Brooks, AB; Adrian and Connie Sakundiak and daughters, Taylor and Morgan of Calgary, AB; partner, Linda Skibinsky, and her children, Christina and Billy (Tara); brother, Ed Sakundiak (Stephanie) of Calgary, AB; sisters, Genevieve (William) Berezny of Yorkton, SK; Cynthia (Alec) Billy of Canora, SK; and many nieces and nephews. Ben was predeceased by the mother of his children, Susan Sakundiak; his mother, Josephine; his father, Larry Sakundiak; niece, Marianne (Berezny) Waynert and his uncle, Frank Siganski. Prayer service will be Sunday, July 13th at 7:00 p.m. and the Funeral Mass will be Monday, July 14th at 10:00 a.m. at Ss. Peter and Paul Ukrainian Catholic Church, Saskatoon, SK.

SCHULTZ - Frieda Harmine (nee Boerchers), peacefully went to be with her Lord on Sunday, November 5, 2006 at the Spruce Manor Care Home in Dalmeny, Sask., where she had resided for the past two years. Frieda was born on March 2, 1912 in Ostfriesland, Germany to August and Wubke (nee Baumann) Boerchers, second in a family of ten. She attended school in Germany and at the age of sixteen emigrated, together with her family, to Laurier, Manitoba where the family took up farming and she began her working career, finding jobs in Yorkton, Jasper and Vancouver. Frieda married Edward Schultz on November 9, 1939 and settled on the family farm at Springside. Their union was blessed with two children, Irene and Kenneth. Along with raising her family she spent countless hours helping in the operation of the farm. In 1962 they sold the farm and moved to Yorkton. At this time her attention turned to her house and family. Frieda’s love for the Lord from an early age gave her a strong inner faith which sustained her throughout her life. Her faith was evidences through her strong support of the church and it’s activities, and her great concern that everyone should come to know the Lord. She and Edward were faithful members of the Springside Baptist Church until they joined Yorkton Central Baptist and later Heritage Baptist Church. Frieda was predeceased by her husband, Edward; her son, Kenneth; her parents; her brothers, John, Herman, Charlie, Bill and Adolf; her sisters, Martha Prikker, Theresa Van Santen and Great Schnittjer. She is survived by her daughter, Irene (Alvin) Redekopp of Saskatoon, SK; daughter-in-law, Pam Schultz of Regina, SK; grandchildren, Brad (Cheryl) Redekopp of Warman, SK and Gaylene (Gerald) Molnar of Saskatoon, SK; great-grandchildren, Kyle and Eric Redekopp, Breanna, Brett and Zachary Molnar; one sister, Nettie Cull of Ochre River, MB as well as nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends. Frieda moved to Saskatoon with her family and due to failing health spent three years in a personal care home and her remaining two years in the Spruce Manor Care Home in Dalmeny, SK. Our hearts are deeply saddened by her passing and we grieve our loss, but we rejoice that her days of struggle are over and she is safely home with her beloved Saviour. In Christ we have the assurance we shall see her again. Services were held on Thursday, November 9, 2006 from Heritage Baptist Church. The interment followed in the Yorkton City Cemetery.

SEREDA - Mike S. of the Willowbrook/Beaverdale district peacefully entered eternal life on Sunday, October 27, 2002. He was 88 years of age. Michael Stephen Sereda was born to the parents of Dmytro and Maria (nee Kozar) Sereda on December 6, 1913 in the Beaverdale district of Saskatchewan. He attended Silver Willow School until the age of 14 when he began helping his father and also worked on a wood sawing crew in the Theodore area for a number of years. He and his brother Nick farmed together on what is now the Hardybala farm. In 1940 Mike was united in marriage to Sophie Kozial at Sacred Heart Church in Ituna. The couple farmed in the Beaverdale district where they raised three sons and twin daughters. Michael will be remembered for his talent as a MC at many weddings, anniversaries and farewells. In his younger years he enjoyed sports, hunting, fishing, playing Troika and talking politics. He was always a pleasant person who was ready to greet anyone he met. A compassionate person with a good sense of humour, Mike was able to make friends easily. He loved nature and thanked God for the many blessings bestowed upon him. He demonstrated leadership serving his community in several capacities. He served as a councillor in the municipality of Garry and served on the Yorkton Union Hospital Board. He was a member of the Farmer's Union, Sask Wheat Pool, and United Grain Growers. He was a longtime member of the Knights of Columbus, Father Delaere Council, and an active parishioner of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary Parish in Beaverdale. Mike will be remembered for his tenor voice singing the creed and tropars at liturgies. Mike and Sophie always welcomed the parish priests to their home to share a meal for many years. In 1978 at 65 years of age Mike continued an active involvement in the Sereda farm. He realized his strength in maintaining strong family ties, with his greatest joy coming from the visits with his children, grandchildren, great grandchildren and friends. He always did his best to love, serve and fulfil his duties as husband, father, brother, gido and friend. Mike was predeceased by his parents, his wife Sophie in 1987; son Raymond in 2002; great grandson Jacob Orsini in 2000; brothers, John, Bill, George, Fred and Robert and sisters, Eva in infancy, Annie Krewda, Eva Zwirsky, Katie Elash and Minnie Elash. He is survived by his loving family of two sons and twin daughters, Russell (Oksana) of Toronto, Jeanette (Joe) Tarnes of Fort McLeod, AB; Elizabeth (Charlie) Hycza of Regina and Matthew (Debbie) Sereda of Yorkton; grandchildren, Theresa, Josephine, Matthew, Steven, Vera, Gloria, Laryssa, Michael, Melissa, Audrey, Donna, Andrew, David, Jaime and Kristin; two brothers, Nick (Eva) Sereda of Regina and Peter (Anne) Sereda of Jedburgh; two sisters, Rose Lizon of Melville and Helen Zwirsky of Regina; as well as five great grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews. Mike will greatly be missed by all who knew him. 'Treasure him, Lord, in eternal rest. For us on earth he was the best. Prayer services were held on Thursday, October 31st at the Chapel of Bailey's Funeral Home. The rosary led by members of the Knights of Columbus, Father Delaere Council #5182 preceded the prayers. Requiem Divine Liturgy was celebrated on Friday, November 1st. at St. Mary's Ukrainian Catholic Church in Yorkton with Very Rev. Byran Bayda, as the Celebrant. The responses were led by Ed Pindus and members of the parish choir. The cross bearer was Melissa Tarnes and the epistle reader was Jaime Sereda. The honourary bearers were Peter Sereda, Alex Elash, Nick Sereda, Nick Kruda, Mike M. Sereda, Nick Benko and all of Mike's friends. The interment followed in the Garden of Crucifixion at Yorkton Memorial Gardens with Richard Elash, David Sereda, Andrew Hycza, Michael Tarnes, David Hycza and Eugene Maystrowich serving as the casket bearers.

SEREDA - Raymond, of the Willowbrook/Beaverdale district, beloved son of Mike S. and the late Sophie Sereda, entered eternal rest on Wednesday, April 3, 2002 at the Yorkton Regional Health Centre. He was 57 years of age. Raymond Sereda was born on March 18, 1945 at Yorkton, Saskatchewan, a son of Mike and Sophie Sereda. He received his primary education at Silver Willow School and his high school at St. Joseph's College in Yorkton, attaining numerous proficiency awards. Raymond spent most of his life farming with the exception of one year when he moved to Toronto where he was employed at a bank. He was musically inclined especially on the violin and enjoyed dancing. He also was very knowledgeable in all aspects of farming and enjoyed hunting, fishing, trapping, snowmobiling, playing pool and troika. Raymond was a parishioner of St. Mary's Church at Beaverdale. Predeceased by his mother Sophie in 1987; a great nephew Jacob Orsini and numerous aunts and uncles; Raymond is survived by his father Mike of Willowbrook; brother Russell (Oksana) of Toronto; twin sisters Jeanette (Joe) Tarnes of Fort MacLeod, AB, and Elizabeth (Charlie) Hycza of Regina; and brother Matthew (Debbie) of Yorkton; nieces and nephews, Theresa Sereda, Josephine Sereda, Gloria (Clint) Walker; Steven and Liz Sereda, Matt Sereda, Vera (Martin) Orsini, Laryssa Sereda, Michael and Melissa Tarnes, Audrey, Donna, Andrew, David Hycza, Jamie and Kristin Sereda; great nieces and nephews; numerous cousins, aunts and uncles. Prayer services were held on Friday, April 5th and funeral services were held on Saturday, April 6th from Yorkton Memorial Gardens Family Centre with Very Rev. Dmytro Dnistrian, of St. Mary's Ukrainian Catholic Church officiating. The cantor, Ed Pindus assisted by parish choir members led in the singing of the responses. The cross bearer was Melissa Tarnes. The interment followed in the Garden of Crucifixion, Yorkton Memorial Gardens with Michael Tarnes, Andrew Hycza, Richard Elash, David Hycza, David Sereda and Eugene Maystrowich serving as the casket bearers.

SHARP - James Allen "Jim", born June 24, 1917, formerly of Springside, passed away peacefully at the Yorkton & District Nursing Home on December 29, 2007 at the age of 90 years. Jim is survived by his loving wife, Hazel; his daughter, Marguerite and her husband, Richard Arnold of Calgary, AB; his son, Gerald and his wife, Julie of Sherwood Park, AB and his son, Jim and his wife, Brenda of Springside, SK. He also leaves to mourn his brother, William "Bill" of Springside, SK and sister-in-law, Mabel (wife of John) of Springside, SK as well as seven grandchildren, five great-grandchildren and twenty-two nieces and nephews. Jim was predeceased by his parents, John and Marjorie Sharp; his sisters, Jean Dennison, Iris Christison and his brothers, Clifford, Angus and John. Jim was born on the family farm in the Stoney Coulee District in 1917. He continued the family tradition of farming in the district. He married Hazel Anderson in 1943. They moved to Springside in 1982 and to Yorkton in 2003. His occupation and passion was that of a farmer from which he never really did retire. Throughout his life Jim was very community minded and held several volunteer positions in local organizations. These included the Stoney Coulee School District Board, Stoney Coulee Rural Telephone Company and the Springside Wheat Pool. He was one of the original leaders of the Springside 4H Beef Club when it was organized in the 1960's. Jim was also an honourary life time member of the Springside Lions Club. In his younger days, Jim enjoyed softball, baseball and curling. He especially enjoyed playing hockey with his brothers and friends on the Stoney Coulee Blackhawks team. Jim will be remembered for his dedication to family and community, and for his enjoyment of the farm life. He will be sadly missed, but lovingly remembered by all those who had the pleasure of knowing him. Funeral services will be held Friday, January 4, 2008 at 1:30 P.M. from the chapel of Christie’s Funeral Home, Yorkton. Interment to follow in the Springside Cemetery.

SHARP - William "Bill" was born on the family farm in the Stoney Coulee District, south of Springside on October 26, 1921. He was the fifth child of John, Sr. and Marjorie (nee Angus) Sharp. Bill attended Stoney Coulee school completing Grade 8 and starting Grade 9 before leaving school to help on the family farm. As a young man, Bill enjoyed playing a variety of sports, especially hockey with his brothers and neighbors on a slough on the home quarter. They were actually quite good, competing against other local teams. Bill and his brothers also raised Clydesdale horses and would show them at the local fair. In the spring of 1943, Bill enlisted in World War II. He instructed soldiers in driving tanks, army vehicles and weapons use. Bill saw active service in Germany, Belgium, Holland and the British Isles. He was proud to serve for his country, but didn’t talk much about his experiences. In 1939, prior to serving in World War II, Bill met Anne Simair, through his neighbor and friend, Bill Benjamin, who was dating Anne’s sister, Jean. During their courtship, they spent a lot of time going to dances and fishing. Bill and Anne were married on December 22, 1959. Together they operated a mixed farm until 1985 when they decided to rent out the land, due to health problems. They continued to live on the farm until 1997 when they moved into Springside. On June 11, 1961, Bill and Anne’s only child, Cheryl was born. Together the three of them spent their free time traveling. This was one of Bill’s favorite things to do whether it was just the regular summer Sunday trips to Good Spirit Lake or their month long trips to Western U.S.A. or Alaska. Another of Bill’s favorite pastimes was fixing anything. "Mr. Chips" as he was nicknamed by one of Cheryl’s friends, could do carpentry work, mechanical or electrical repairs. He would always try to fix things, before buying anything new. Bill also enjoyed hunting with this friends but more than anything he enjoyed time spent playing with his granddaughters, Michaela and Madison. Bill passed away on November 29, 2008 at the Yorkton Regional Health Centre at the age of 87 years. He was predeceased by his loving and beloved wife, Anne on August 25, 2000; his parents, John, Sr. and Marjorie; his brothers, sisters and their spouses, Angus and Eva Sharp, John Sharp, Jr., James Sharp, Clifford Sharp, Iris and Doug Christison, Jean and Grant Dennison; his father and mother-in-law, Jules and Juliette Simair; his brothers-in-law, sisters-in-law and their spouses, Mary and Paul Flock, Angel and Cecile Landry, Joe and Pauline Simair, William Benjamin, Martha and Alvin Ruttle and Jules Simair. He leaves to mourn his passing and cherish his memory, his daughter, Cheryl (Merv) Adam; granddaughters, Michaela and Madison; his sisters-in-law, Hazel Sharp, Mabel Sharp, Jean Benjamin and Jeanette Simair as well as numerous nieces, nephews, other relatives and good friends. He will be missed terribly, and lovingly remembered by all who had the pleasure of knowing him. Visitation will be held on Tuesday, December 2, 2008 at 7:00 P.M. from the chapel of Christies Funeral Home. Funeral Services will be held on Wednesday, December 3, 2008 at 2:00 P.M. from the Chapel of Christies Funeral Home. The interment will follow at the Springside Town Cemetery.

SHARPLES - Eva (nee Pendlebury), of Yorkton, passed away on Friday, November 8, 2002 at the Foam Lake Health Centre. She was 92 years of age. Eva Sharples was born on November 15, 1909 at Springside, Saskatchewan; a daughter of William and Annie (nee Allan) Pendlebury. She grew up in Springside and attended the Clear Creek School up to grade eight. Early in life she developed a deep love and appreciation for music. She studied piano and worked hard to accomplish her ATCM degree. She began a lifelong career of teaching piano and music to students, teaching lessons at Springside, Fonehill, and Theodore as well as from her home. On August 29, 1937 Eva was united in marriage to James Sharples at Yorkton. The couple resided at Willowbrook and Fonehill until moving to Yorkton in 1952. Using Yorkton as their home base, Jim and Eva spent the next 27 years in the field of Evangelism for the Church of the Nazarene. The couple travelled the complete breadth and width of North America during these years and Eva continued to provide music instruction during this time. The couple eventually retired as Jim's health began to fail. James passed away on April 7, 1989. Following that time Eva was able to maintain her home and care for herself for a number of years before being helped with Homecare. On August 13th she had become hospitalized and had just been transferred to long term care at the Foam Lake Health Centre on November 4th. Besides her husband Jim, she was predeceased by her father William in 1939 and her mother Annie in 1954; brothers James Pendlebury, and Bill (Willie) Pendlebury; and by sisters Ann Pendlebury and Sarah Stewart. She is survived by several nieces, nephews, and her many other relatives and friends. Funeral Services were held on Wednesday, November 13, 2002 from the Church of the Nazarene in Yorkton. Rev. Richard Gibson officiated. The pianist, Kathleen Gibson led members of the congregation in the singing of the hymns. The interment followed in the Yorkton City Cemetery with Albert Griffin, Elmer Aichele, Robert Mess, Karl Weippert, John Pasishnik and Anthony Gibson serving as the casketbearers.

SHINDLE - Angella (nee Dutz) of Springside, Sask. passed away on Wednesday, December 23, 2009 at the Yorkton & District Nursing Home, Yorkton, Sask. She was 86 years of age. Angella Shindle was born on December 9, 1923 in Yorkton, the daughter of Carl and Alma (nee Patz) Dutz. She attended school in the White Sand District, and after completing her education Angella worked as a cook in the hospitals in Yorkton and Foam Lake. After a lengthy courtship, Angella married Albert Shindle on November 14, 1957 and they made their home on the family farm. Angella and Albert were blessed with two children, Trevor and Kaylynn. Angella’s love in life was making people happy. She could milk cows at 6:00 a.m., work in the garden all day and serve 12 people dinner that night. Her flower gardens were beautiful and the vegetable gardens were large, all supervised by Angella’s mother, little Gramma Dutz. Angella’s voice and her laughter could be heard for miles, whether she was playing shuffleboard or cheering for the Blue Jays, not to mention whoever was winning the hockey game. She had a love for life and enjoyed her days to the fullest. Angella could cook, sew and quilt - making up her own recipes and patterns as needed. Grandson, Nathan will always remember his favorite - Gramma’s mashed potatoes, gravy, cream chicken and peas. And all of her friends and family knew there was always a fresh bag of buns and a cup of coffee waiting for you at Angella’s house. Angella had a wonderful sense of humour. An example would be in November of 2008, when she suffered a broken femur. As she was laying on the floor in the Senior’s Complex waiting for the ambulance attendants to strap her on the stretcher, her reply was “Okay folks, now I’m going tobogganing - See you later!” Angella did return to Springside for a few visits and family gatherings, but her last home was the Yorkton & District Nursing Home. In August of 2009 when she was already getting very weak, she still went to visit the farm, Good Spirit Lake and had dinner in Springside at the Senior’s Complex. The highlight of the day was getting her hair cut in a driveway in Yorkton as she was unable to climb the stairs. As her cancer started to progress, Angella slowed down and she became fully dependent on her family, friends and caregivers, but she was still happy and grateful for all the blessings she knew in her life. She will be loved and missed by all who had the pleasure of knowing her - whether young or old - Angella had time for everyone. Angella was predeceased by her parents, Carl Dutz in 1968 and Alma Dutz in 1989; her husband, Albert in 1995; her sisters and brothers, Dolly Milbrandt, Fillietza Muth, Edna Milbrandt, Johnny Dutz; Elmer Dutz and Alma and Gladys in infancy. She leaves to mourn her passing and cherish her memory, her son, Trevor, his wife, Ann of Springside, SK and their three children, Rachael (Rick) Chartier, Nathaniel (Chantel) and Matthew; her daughter, Kaylynn (Len) Chepil and their children, Jennifer, Kaylee and Lara of Chilliwack, B.C.; two great-grandchildren, Marissa and Makayla; her sister, Agnes; her brothers, Albert, Daniel and Herman; as well as many nieces, nephews, other relatives in both the Dutz and Shindle families as well as many good friends. A visitation for family and friends will be held on tuesday, December 29, 2009 from the Chapel of Christie's Funeral Home in Yorkton. The Funeral service will be held on Wednesday, December 30, 2009 from Springside Baptist Church. The interment will follow in the Springside Town Cemetery.

SHINDLE - Shirley Adeline (nee Wilson) was born at Grandma Johnson’s home in Arrow River, Manitoba on September 30, 1932 to parents, David and Millie Wilson. She grew up in Newdale, MB where she received her education and in her eleventh year went on to Caronport Bible School to complete a year there. At an early age she accepted the Lord as her Saviour and the church and church family became and stayed very important in her life. A move to Yorkton saw Shirley employed in a Bakery and as a book keeper but she soon met Herb Shindle through some friends and on June 27, 1953 they were married. Shirley loved farming with her husband on the Shindle family farm and God blessed them with three children. Shirley moved off the farm following Herb’s passing in 1999. She enjoyed trips back to the farm, helping Gordon, driving truck or tractor, opening gates when hauling hay or just spending the day fencing. The day would be filled with fresh buns and soup, as Shirley also loved to cook, especially for her family. They will remember many meals at Thanksgiving, Christmas or simply Cinnamon buns for the grandchildren. Campers at Good Spirit Bible Camp will also remember many meals prepared with love and comfort. Shirley spent many hours in the garden growing vegetables, which she gladly shared, and tending her flowers brought comfort and accomplishment. She quilted, tatted and enjoyed sewing as well. A visit to Alberta to see Shelly often involved shopping for new quilt material, a trip to the greenhouse, new clothes or groceries to try a new recipe. She enjoyed gardening with Sharon and sharing a meal with her family. She was always interested in what was happening with the grandchildren and treasured time spent with them. Shirley will be sadly missed but lovingly remembered by her family and friends. She was predeceased by her parents and husband, Herb. She leaves to mourn her passing and celebrate her life a son, Gordon (Cheryl), and two daughters, Sharon (Royal) Breitkreuz and Shelly (Kent) Moore; grandchildren, Kristin and Justin Keller, Jamie Breitkreuz, Kent and Megan Shindle, Garth Breitkreuz, Kelsie Shindle and Michelle Breitkreuz; one very special great grandchild, Brynn. She is also survived by brothers, Earl Wilson and Vern (Louise) Wilson; nieces, nephews and many dear friends. A Service of Comfort will take place on Thursday, September 25, 2008 at 7:00 p.m. from the Springside Baptist Church. Funeral services will take place on Friday, September 26, 2008 at 2:00 p.m. from Springside Baptist Church. The interment will follow in the Springside Town Cemetery.

SHLACHETKA - Melfort Shlachetka of Yorkton, formerly of Springside, beloved husband of Annie Shlachetka died suddenly on June 21, 2010. He was 83 years of age. Melfort (Mel) Shlachetka was born on December 18, 1926 in the Springside district, the youngest child of Metro and Annie Shlachetka. He was raised on the family farm and attended the Homestead school. Eventually Mel took over the family farm and continued to farm until his retirement in 1998. Melfort married Annie Stelmacowich (Greschuk) on July 14, 1973. Melfort and Annie resided on the family farm until 1998 when they moved to Yorkton - spending the winter months in Yorkton and summer months on the family farm. In addition to his farming duties, Melfort served as a councilman for the RM of Good Lake #274 as well as worked as an adjustor for the Saskatchewan Crop Insurance for many years. He was a member of St. Mary's Ukrainian Catholic Church, Whitesand. Melfort's passion and love of farming and gardening was evident throughout his life. He was especially proud to have received the "Century Family Farm Award" in 200. Melfort was predeceased by his parents Metro and Annie, sisters Pauline Paulo and Margaret Yuzek. He leaves to cherish his memory and celebrate his life, his wife Annie of 37 years; sisters Polly Mintenko and Marie Lischynski; step children Kathleen (John) Stolar, Patrick (Darlene) Stelmacowich, Patricia (Gary) Greenman, Elaine (Howard) Schweitzer, Lynn (Richard) Weger; nephews Marshall (Rita) Paulo, Ted (Sylvia) Yuzek, Daniel (Gloria) Lischynski, Frank (Rose) Mintenko, Danny (Corrinne) Yuzek, niece Adeline (William) Lazaroff; brothers-in- law Nick (Martha), William (Maryann) and Alexander (Diane) Greschuk; step grandchildren (12) & step great grandchildren (10); as well as many other family and friends. Prayers were held on Sunday, June 27th and the Requiem Divine Liturgy on Monday, June 28th, both from St. Mary's Ukrainian Catholic Church, Yorkton with Rev. Father Vladimir Kolpakov, C.Ss.R. as the Celebrant. The responses were led by Ed Pindus, Colette Karapita & parish choir members. The crossbearer was Danny Yuzek and the epistle reader was Gloria Lischynski. "All members of the Congregation" were considered honourary bearers. The interment took place at Yorkton City Cemetery with Marshall Paulo, Frank Mintenko, Ted Yuzek, Cleo Loster, Daniel Lischynski and Emil Byblow serving as the casket bearers.

SIMAIR - Pauline (nee LeSann), resident of Morris House of the Yorkton and District Nursing Home passed away on Sunday, July 6, 2008. She was 94 years of age. Pauline (LeSann) Simair was born on December 18, 1913 in the Margo district of Saskatchewan; a daughter of Yves-Marie and Anne Marie (nee Lavanant) LeSann. She was the second of two children in a family which had their beginnings in a log house with a dirt floor. She attended the Margo rural school six miles from the LeSann farm and later the Normania School. She worked with her parents on the farm in many different ways: she milked cows, helped with the harvest, cooked for the threshing crews, cleaned house, gardened, put up preserves and vegetables for the winter and many other tasks. She was known in the community to love to visit, join in community events and dances, and helping where she could. On November 19, 1939 she married Joseph Simair of Springside, SK at the St. Helena Church in Kuroki. They made their home on the family farm four miles north of Springside. They lived with his family (mother, five sisters and one brother). They lived there until 1947 and then bought their own farm located three miles north of the Simair family farm. Joe and Pauline retired from the farm in July of 1972 and moved to Yorkton. They travelled many years in the winter to Phoenix, Arizona to be with their daughter Germaine and spent many summers camping in their trailer with friends and family in Saskatchewan. A couple years following the death of Joe, Pauline moved into Queen Elizabeth Court, where she made many friends and had many memorable times playing cards, playing in the 'Fun Band', going on tours, curling and later on watching curling, and her favorite program TV 'Pokorama'. She travelled with family and friends to places like France, the Maritimes, Toronto, Yukon, British Columbia, and the United States. She was very grateful for being able to have visited once more with her very dear cousin Annick Leon and her family members from France in the past two years during their visits to Canada. Pauline leaves to mourn her passing and to cherish her memory: her four children: Germaine Simair of Yorkton, Gerald (Evelyn) Simair of Toronto, Paulette (Joe) Campbell of Prince Albert, and Simone (Ken) Diduch of Yorkton; and is dearly remembered by eight grandchildren: Darcy Simair of Toronto, Chloe (John) DeLucca of Toronto, Cheze-Marie (Shawn) Morgan of Toronto, Branden Simair of Toronto, Alison Campbell of Prince Albert, Craig (Terri-Lee Oleniuk) Campbell of Calgary, Monique Diduch (Stephen Kowalchuk) of Yorkton, and Keith Diduch of Regina. In Toronto she is also survived by five great grandchildren: Shayne, Shawn-Mathew and Shamys Morgan, Anjelique DeLucca, and Liam (Peterson) Simair. Pauline's family was her life and focus and they benefited greatly from her love. Pauline was predeceased by her husband Joseph (Joe) on May 18, 1985; a brother Allan LeSann in 1971; her parents Yves-Marie on January 21, 1964 and Anne Marie on November 18, 1974; and by brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law. The prayer vigil was held on Wednesday evening, July 9, 2008 from St. Gerard's Roman Catholic Church in Yorkton with Father Basil Chomos officiating. Pianist, Carol Nagy led in the hymns Holy Mary, Full of Grace, Psalm 27, and Peace is Flowing Like A River. Lay-readers were Paulette Campbell and Denise Simair, and a tribute to Pauline was given by grandchildren Keith Diduch and Alison Simair. The Funeral Mass was celebrated on Thursday, July 10, 2008 from St. Gerard's Church with Father Chomos as Celebrant. Pianist, Katherine Flaman led in the hymns Amazing Grace, Psalm 90, Prayer of St,. Francis, Here I Am Lord, Song of the Angels, and How Great Thou Art. Lay-readers were Keith Diduch and Gerald Simair. The interment took place in the Yorkton City Cemetery with Pat LeSann, Keith Diduch, Craig Campbell, Paul Hartman, Matt Bernat, and Richard Simair serving as the casketbearers.

SKEA - Evelyn Pearl (nee Cross) of Yorkton, Sask. passed away peacefully on Saturday, March 22, 2008 at the Yorkton Regional Health Centre at the age of 88 years. Evelyn was born on September 19, 1919 on the homestead in the Crescent Lake District just south of Yorkton. She was one of five children born to George and Albertina Cross. As a young woman she worked as a ward aide at the Yorkton Queen Victoria Hospital. She was united in marriage to Atholl Ronald Skea on July 3, 1944 at St. Andrew’s United Church in Yorkton. They lived in Saskatoon for two years while Atholl attended University. In 1947, they moved back to the Skea family farm in the Beaverdale District west of Springside. They moved to Springside in 1952 and purchased a general store there in 1960. They retired in 1983 and moved back to the farm where their hearts had always been. After Atholl died in 1996, Evelyn moved to Yorkton where she resided until her passing. Evelyn was always very active in community affairs throughout her life. She has been a member of the United Churches in Springside, Theodore, and St. Andrew’s in Yorkton. For many years she sang in the choir and she was always busy with U.C.W. activities. Evelyn was a 4-H leader for over 20 years. In later years, she was an active member of the Threshermans Club where she was known as the bread maker and was often in charge of “Grandma’s Oven” at the annual show. She always enjoyed the fellowship at Senior Citizen Clubs. In Yorkton, Evelyn enjoyed volunteering at the Soup Kitchen, the Kitchen Band, and the Gift Shop at the Hospital. Mom was a devoted wife, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, sister, aunt and friend. She was an expert gardener, seamstress, knitter and cook and passed along these talents to her family. She led by example; gentle encouragement most of the time but with a firm hand when necessary. Mom nurtured in us the desire to pursue education, music, art, dance, sports, and community involvement. Mom “Tootsie” had a special bond with her brother Tracy. Especially in recent years, the support, friendship, and aid that Tracy and his wife Eve gave Mom enabled her to maintain the independence she so fiercely wanted. Friends were very important to Mom. She never had much use for idle time, no lounging around reading books or watching soaps, but she always loved a game of cards with friends or family. You wanted Mom on your team; she was a clever player with a smart memory. She loved nothing better than to trap you and lay down a winner. Great food and hospitality were also important to her. She loved planning, preparing, and presenting a meal to whoever was there for a visit. A highlight on her social calender was the ladies potluck group - food, fun, and fellowship! She was also instrumental in preparing meals for larger groups of people- catering banquets, fall suppers and luncheons. Everyone in the family has at least one recipe for a favorite food that “Grandma” made. Evelyn was predeceased by husband, Atholl; mother, Tina; father, George; an infant brother, Frank; sister, Enid; brother, George. Evelyn will be lovingly remembered and missed always by her family: son, Harvey (Carole) Skea of Wakaw; daughter, Bonnie (Harry) Huebner of Regina; daughter, Judy (Allen) Frederickson of Theodore; son, Ken (Dori) Skea of Calgary; daughter, Heather (David) Lindenas of Prince Albert. Fifteen grandchildren: Warren (Sharon) Skea; Leandra (Wade) Swales; Christa (Steven) Kerr; David (Kayla) Huebner; Laura Huebner; Melinda (Derek) Smith; Shannon (Devin) Blum; Jill (Ken) Hintze; Blake (Nicole) Frederickson; Yarina Tarasenko; Ryan, Kyle, and Patrick Skea; Meagan and Kelsea Lindenas. Ten great grandchildren: Taryn and Shelby Skea; Emma and Ethan Kerr; Taleah, Kiara, Brooklyn and Madison Smith; Athan and Ellison Swales. Evelyn is also survived by her younger brother, Tracy (Eve) Cross; brother-in-law, Dan (Frances) Skea, as well as numerous nieces and nephews, other relatives, friends and neighbours. Mom was the best. She was a pillar of our family and community. “We miss you, we love you, thanks for all the memories.” Funeral Services were held on Saturday, March 29, 2008 from St. Andrew’s United Church in Yorkton, Saskatchewan with Reverend Faye Greer officiating. The organist, Mrs. Shani Apland, led the congregation and members of the church choir in the singing of the hymns. Following a reception in the lower hall of St. Andrew’s United Church, the interment service took place in the Springside Town Cemetery with Ryan Skea, Patrick Skea, Melvin Byblow, Rod Schindler, Ron Harvey and Al Ferleyko serving as casket bearers. Piper, Ferne Katzberg, played at the graveside.

SOMOGYI - Frank, of Yorkton, passed away on Friday July 21,2006 at the Yorkton Regional Health Centre. He was 83 years of age. Frank was born May 13, 1923 in Csorna, Hungary, son of George and Anna (nee Farkas) Somogyi. In 1923 his parents immigrated to Canada and settled in Saskatchewan on a farm in the Saxon Hill district. In 1927 the family moved to the Willowbrook area and there Frank received his education at Cherryfield School. After completing his education, Frank worked out on numerous farms and in 1956 went into business with his brother, Jim. Frank and Jim operated a welding shop until 1960 and manufactured their own tools as well. Frank remained farming for the rest of his working years. He helped his nephews by moving vehicles and machinery during busier times. Frank enjoyed hunting and fishing, playing golf and was an avid curling fan. He enjoyed the company of friends and neighbours, playing cards, especially Willowbrook Rummie and Cribbage. He was known as a generous man who was always available to help out his friends and neighbours. In October of 2005, Frank moved in to Yorkton and became a resident of Victoria Court and soon made and enjoyed many new friends. Frank was predeceased by his parents, George and Anna Somogyi; three sisters, Mary Kormos, Theresa Scheibelhoffer and Elizabeth Begany; and two brothers, Joe Somogyi and Jim Somogyi. Frank is survived by his sister-in-law, Margaret Somogyi of Willowbrook as well as many nieces and nephews, friends and neighbors. A Prayer Vigil Service was held on Monday, July 24, 2006 from St. Gerard's Roman Catholic Church with Father Basil Chomos officiating. The pianist, Kyla Hornung, led the congregation and members of the parish choir in the singing of the hymns. Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated on Tuesday, July 25, 2006 from St. Gerard's Roman Catholic Church with Father Basil Chomos as the Celebrant. The pianist, Carol Nagy, led the congregation and members of the parish choir in the singing of the hymns. The interment followed in the Yorkton City Cemetery with Ken Somogyi, Ernie Somogyi, Vincent Somogyi, Dennis Somogyi, Steve Kormos and John Kormos serving as casket bearers.

SOMOGYI - Margaret (nee Benedick) passed away July 1, 2007 at the Yorkton Regional Health on July 1, 2007 following a short struggle with cancer and a lengthy battle with Diabetes. She was 73 years of age. Margaret was born on April 6, 1934 the only daughter of John and Susie (nee Toth) Benedick and was raised and lived her whole life in the Willowbrook district. As a young girl she attended Cherryfield School and as a young lady met and married Joseph Somogyi on June 23, 1955. The couple farmed only three miles down the road from her original home. It was on this farm that Margaret and Joe raised their five sons, enjoying farm life and hard work. Margaret enjoyed gardening, raising chickens and was a caring person, caring for her mother and helping out with her eleven grandchildren which she loved and cherished. She delivered many meals to the field and enjoyed babysitting many other children. Even after Joe’s passing in 1983 Margaret remained on the family farm right up until her passing. She will be known for her caring ways and was truly more concerned with others health before her own. She was a loving wife, mother and grandmother who will be sadly missed by those who were close to her. Margaret was predeceased by her parents, John and Susie Benedick, husband Joseph; one daughter, Betty Susan in infancy and brothers, Joe and John. She will be forever remembered by her five sons and their families, Ken and his wife Lorie and their children, Jason (Susan), Derek, Warren and Tyler; son, Ernie and his friend Pat; son, Vincent and his wife Sandy and their children, Jolean, Rae-Lynn, Robin and Kelly; son, Robert; son, Dennis and his wife Carrie-Lisa and their children, Abbey, Brooke-Lyn and Carter. She also leaves a brother, Andrew (Lorraine) Benedick of Oliver, B.C. and their children Cindy (Jeff), Julian Gibbons, Craig (Mary-Lyne) Benedick and Jackie Benedick (Nicholas and Halle) all of B.C.; other relatives, dear neighbors and longtime friends. Prayer Service were held on Wednesday, July 4, 2007 from St. Gerard’s Roman Catholic Church with Father Basil Chomos officiating. The pianist, Carol Nagy, led the congregation and members of the parish choir in the singing of the hymns. Funeral Mass was celebrated on Thursday, July 5, 2007 from St. Gerard’s Roman Catholic Church with Father Basil Chomos officiating. The pianist, Rita Hilbig and Cantor, Angela Van Den Heuvel led the congregation in the singing of the hymns. The Crossbearer was Tyler Somogyi and the Readings were given by Ken Somogyi. The interment followed in the Yorkton City Cemetery with Ken Somogyi, Ernie Somogyi, Vincent Somogyi, Dennis Somogyi, Robert Somogyi and Andrew Benedick serving as casket bearers.

SPELAY - George, a resident of the Anderson Lodge in Yorkton passed away on Thursday, November 9, 2000 at the Lodge. He was 86 years of age. George Spelay was born in the Whitesand district of Saskatchewan on April 5, 1914 one of twelve children of Wasyl and Pearl (nee Shumay) Spelay, Ukrainian pioneers. He attended Beblow School and as a young man worked firstly on the farm and then moved to Sudbury, Ontario where he was employed with International Nickel Corporation. He returned to Yorkton in 1955 and began employment as a warehouseman at M MacDonald's Consolidated retiring in 1979. In 1982 George began to make his home at Anderson Lodge where he lived and enjoyed the company of other residents and staff. George will be remembered as an individual who was always kept everything neat and tidy. His hobbies included fishing and carpentry. He especially enjoyed visiting with his family and his nieces and nephews always knew uncle George had a treat for them. Although failing in health his passing was unexpected. George was the last of his family and was predeceased by five brothers: John, Peter, Metro, Mike and Fred; six sisters: Anna Byblow, Margaret Spelay in infancy, Donna Shumay, Pauline Kolisnek, Catherine Demchuk and Mary Spelay. He leaves to mourn his passing and cherish his memory seventeen nieces and fourteen nephews. The prayer service was held on Tuesday evening, November 14, 2000 from the Chapel of Bailey's Funeral Home in Yorkton. The Requiem Divine Liturgy was celebrated on Wednesday, November 15, 2000 from St. Mary's Ukrainian Catholic Church in Yorkton with Rev. Father Bryan Bayda as the celebrant. Members of St. Mary's Funeral Choir led in the singing of the responses. The crossbearer was Randy Shumay. The interment followed in the Yorkton City Cemetery with Darin, Andy and George Spelay, Bill and Danny Shumay and Joe Lackmanec serving as the casketbearers.

SPELAY - Irene (nee Chalus) of Regina and formerly of Yorkton went into the arms of the Lord on Tuesday, December 24, 2001 at her residence. She was 88 years of age. Irene was born on July 20, 1913 in the Drobot district of Saskatchewan; a daughter of Mike and Katherine ( nee Skwarchuk ) Chalus. She was raised on the family farm and received her education at Chornowetz School. Irene then was united in marriage to John Spelay and the couple farmed in the Springside district until they retired. Following John's death in 1966 Irene continued to reside in Yorkton until she made the Extendicare in Regina her home. During her life Irene was a quiet and private person who enjoyed gardening and cooking and would always help at community events especially weddings. Predeceased by her husband John, five brothers: Bill in infancy, Alex, Nick, Mike, Bill and a sister Annie Koytzan; Irene leaves to cherish her memory and to celebrate her life her son Lawrence and his wife Marlene of Fort Quappelle. A granddaughter Candice of Edmonton; grandson Travis of Calgary; a brother Steve and his wife Edna of Yorkton and a sister Mary Wytowich of St. Catherines. Funeral services were held on Monday morning, December 31, 2001 from Bailey's Funeral Home Yorkton with Mervin Dubnyk of the Yorkton Congregation of Jehovah's Witnesses officiating. The interment followed in the Yorkton City Cemetery with Peter Achtemichuk, Glen Bradshaw, Garry Delesoy, Lorne Klimchuk, Eugene Mellish and Robert Purich serving as Casket Bearers.

SPELAY - John of Yorkton, husband of Mildred, passed away peacefully July 7, 2003 on the feast of St. John at the Pasqua Hospital in Regina at the age of 63 years following a three-year courageous battle with cancer. John Edward Spelay was born October 10, 1939 in the Whitesand district of Saskatchewan, son of Nicholas and Pauline (nee Lackmanec) Spelay. John attended elementary school in the Whitesand district, and later attended Saint Joseph's High School in Yorkton, graduating in 1959. After graduation, John began working at Morris Rodweeder in Yorkton as a welder and painter. He later entered into his true calling of automobile mechanics. He began working at Katernach's Service, and then moved on to Ray's Texaco. Eventually, he opened his own service station, John's Texaco Service. He moved on to Northern Motors for the next 14 years, where he became an expert on Chrysler vehicles. John's basement workshop walls are filled with his beloved Gold Tool Awards, awarded by Chrysler to their Master Technicians. Following the closure of Northern Motors, he moved on to Key Chevrolet, then Canadian Tire. Needing a change in his career, he spent the last five years of his working life as a machinist and assistant manager of SLS Manufacturing in Yorkton. Throughout his entire life John has always been considered a 'John' of all trades knowing a lot about mechanics, electrical, carpentry and plumbing. When John wasn't working he spent a lot of time cheering on the Toronto Maple Leafs, Blue Jays and the Saskatchewan Roughriders. It was through the service industry that John met Mildred, his loving wife of 31 years. John often joked that Millie had purposely packed snow in her wiper blades so she would have a reason to come and woo him. They soon had two children, Tracey and Kevin. He loved his children and took great pride in their activities and accomplishments, whether it was dancing, music, sports or schooling. As well, his grandchildren were of the utmost importance in his life. He cherished the time spent with Kasia who he referred to as his, 'little sweetie' and Tiana his, 'little pumpkin.' His eyes would light up when they were in his presence. John leaves to celebrate his life: his wife Mildred, his son Kevin, his daughter Tracey, and son in law Greg Swintak and their two children, Kasia and Tiana, his mother, Pauline Spelay, his brothers, Dennis (Rozella), Michael (Joyce), David (Faye), and his sister, Trudy Spelay, as well as numerous nieces, nephews, family and friends. John is predeceased by his father, Nicholas, and his grandparents. John will be dearly missed and loved. Our memories will always be with him. John is now our guardian angel looking down upon the family that he helped to build. We love you Daddy! Prayer services were held on Thursday, July 10, 2003 following the rosary led by members of the Knights of Columbus, Fr. Delaere Council. Requiem Divine Liturgy was celebrated on Friday, July 12, 2003 at St. Mary's Ukrainian Catholic Church in Yorkton with Rev. Father Mark Gnutel as the Main Celebrant. He was assisted by Very Rev. Bryan Bayda, The responses were led by St. Mary's Funeral Choir. The epistle reader was Gred Swintak and the cross bearer was John Koban. An honour guard of Knights of Columbus participated in the funeral. 'All those that were special in John's life' were considered honourary bearers. Violinist, Peter Kobylka played the hymns during the farewell procession. The interment followed in the Garden of St. Luke at Yorkton Memorial Gardens with Randy Halliday, Kenneth Wanner, Joe Lachmanec, Darren Spelay, Murray Spelay and Jerry Kobylka serving as the casket bearers.

SPELAY - John G. passed away quietly in his sleep at the Dr. Cooke Extended Care Home in Lloydminster, AB, on January 28, 2001 at the age of 83. He was born on December 6, 1917 to Anna and George Spelay in the Whitesand district, Sask. He attended the Byblow School for a short time before helping his parents fulltime with farming. He eventually took over the homestead. He did most of the blacksmith work in the surrounding area, still finding the time to be a school trustee for 21 years at Byblow School and a councillor for 5 years for the RM of Good Lake. John loved to dance, and could be found many times doing the polka and being the life of the party. Then he decided it was time for a change of scenery. He moved to Revelstoke, BC, and began work in a sawmill. However, Saskatchewan beckoned for him to return. John went to work for Coca-Cola in Yorkton. Then he met and married Mary Pawliw on November 22, 1965 and decided to try his hand at road construction with Merriman Brothers Construction of Springside. After a couple of seasons he went back to Coca-Cola. Years later, when Coke downsized, John decided to go to work at Morris Rod-Weeder. After nine years, he retired in 1982. He was much busier after retirement. He helped his nephews with farming. While doing his hobby - wood crafts and carpentry - John's biggest accomplishment was renovating the parish hall at Whitesand, SK. All his life, John was involved with St. Mary’s Parish Church at Whitesand. He helped the priests during masses, he drove the priest to bless houses, was in the choir and was a secretary and trustee for the church. He also did church and cemetery maintenance. He replaced old crosses outdoors with a new white cross that he donated. He was an active member of the parish until his health prevented him from continuing. His step-grandchildren were his pride and joy. He accepted them as his own and welcomed the grandchildren’s spouses into the family...it was always "Gido this" and "Gido that". John and his wife Mary of 35 years had a cabin at Sunnyside Beach, and spent many days renovating it, and entertaining. Many Saturday nights were spent working the door at the famous dances. He also enjoyed playing cards with the many friends he had. He even took the time several times a year to go look for mushrooms. He travelled many time to BC to visit his step-daughter Rosemarie and Bill Diakow and family, stopping to visit with his sisters and their families, sometimes picking up fruit and even making a trip to Ontario by train. Due to failing health, John and Mary moved to Lloydminster to have help from their children. Declining health caused John to move into the Dr. Cooke Extended Care Home in Lloydminster until his quiet passing. Many times John went with Mary and children and/or grandchildren to the lake for a barbecue or picnic. He enjoyed many outings from the Nursing Home, going to the fair, parade or museum or just to the family home for a good old home cooked meal. John is survived by his loving wife of 35 years Mary; two step-daughters, Rosemarie Diakow of Edmonton and Lorraine (Ed) Torgerson of Lloydminster; four grandchildren, Triton (Taunia) Diakow of Salmon Arm, BC, Treva Diakow (Mike Dee) of Canmore, AB, Lynn (Dave) Kielniak of Winnipeg, and Laurie (Doug) Jordan of Lloydminster; one sister, Mary Popowich of Vernon, BC, and numerous nieces and nephews. John was predeceased by his parents, Anna and George Spelay; three sisters, Dona Spelay, Pauline Koban and Katie Shykora; one step-sister, Pearl Spilchen; and two brothers, Bill Spelay and Nick Spelay. Prayer services were held on Thursday, February 1, 2001 from the Chapel of Bailey’s Funeral Home. The Requiem Divine Liturgy was celebrated on Friday, February 2, 2001 from St. Mary’s Ukrainian Catholic Church in Yorkton with Very Rev. Dmytro Dnistrian as celebrant. The responses were led by members of St. Mary’s Funeral Choir. Geraldine Koban was the epistle-reader, the crossbearer was Mike Koban. The interment followed at St. Mary’s Parish Cemetery, Whitesand with Triton Diakow, dave Kielniak, Doug Jordan, John Koban, David Spelay and Matt Shumay serving as the casketbearers.

SPELCHEN - Nick, formerly of the Springside / Whitesand area entered eternal rest on February 24, 2010 at Yorkton Regional Health Centre. He was 83 years of age. Nick was born on December 1, 1926 in the Whitesand district, son of Fred and Magdalene (nee Diakow) Spelchen. He was raised on the family farm and attended Homestead School. He left school at an early age and spent his younger years working in mines and bush camps in Ontario and Alberta. He farmed for a time in the Parkerview district and then moved to the family farm at Springside where he resided. Due to poor health, Nick became a resident of a private care facility and then to the north wing of Yorkton District Nursing Home. He enjoyed watching sports, especially hockey & ball and spent a lot of time during the summer at Good Spirit Lake. Nick was predeceased by his parents; brothers Johnny, Mike and Bill; sister’s Anne Byblow and Pauline Holodiuk; brothers-in-law Steve Bodnar, Steve Byblow, Nick Biblow, Walter Holodiuk and Peter Verheyde; niece Kristi Spelchen and nephew Bill Tzupa. He is survived by his sisters Dorothy Biblow and Mary Bodnar of Yorkton, Olga Verheyde of Vancouver and Roselynn (Emil) Arabsky of Grand Prairie, AB; his brother Peter (Donna) Spelchen of Canora; sister-in-law Anne Spelchen of Springside; as well as numerous nieces and nephews. Prayers were held on Sunday, February 28th at Chapel of Bailey's Funeral Home, Yorkton with Rev. Father Ray Lukie, C.Ss.R. Requiem Divine Liturgy was held on Monday, March 1st at St. Mary's Ukrainian Catholic Church, Yorkton with Very Rev. Peter Pidskalny, C.Ss.R. as the Celebrant.The responses were led by Ed Pindus & Parish Choir Members. The cross bearer was Melissa Spelchen and the epistle reader was Donna Spelchen. The interment followed at St. Mary's Parish Cemetery, Whitesand District with Dean Spelchen, Dale Spelchen, Bernie Slogotski, Don Danyluk, Tom Byblow and Jason Baptist serving as the casket bearers. Following the reception, nephew & niece Dean & Melissa Spelchen shared reflections of their uncle's life.

SPILCHEN - Bill, beloved husband of Elizabeth of Yorkton passed away on Friday, March 29, 2002 at the Yorkton Regional Health Centre. He was 79 years, 1 month and 20 days of age. William 'Bill' Nick Spilchen was born on February 9, 1923 on the home farm in the Whitesand district of Saskatchewan; a son of Nick and Magda (nee Spelay) Spilchen. He was raised on the family farm and attended the Whitesand School. Upon leaving school, Bill worked at various jobs such as driving a bread delivery truck and hauling sand and gravel. Later, he purchased a half section of land in the Orcadia district and grain farmed for a number of years. On June 12, 1971 Bill was united in marriage to Elizabeth Ellis (nee Takach) of Yorkton and continued to farm while living in Yorkton until about the age of 65 years, when he sold his farm and retired. Bill was very active in horseshoes, golfing, curling, bowling and fishing. He also never lost his love and interest in the land. He took many drives in the country during summer, looking at all the various crops and livestock. He was a king and generous man who took great pleasure in playing and spending time with his grandchildren and great grandchildren. Predeceased by his parents, his brothers Metro, Steve, Peter & Fred and by sisters Mary Chornanky and Pauline Kowalyk. He leaves to cherish his memory, his wife of 30 years, Elizabeth; step-daughter Elizabeth (John) Kobitz of the Saltcoats district and their children, Jennifer (Charles) Strutynski & Wyatt & Cody of Wroxton & Jeffrey of Saltcoats district; step-son Albert Ellis of Fisher Branch, Manitoba; brothers, Mike (Pauline) of Yorkton, Paul of Orcadia, Henry (Shirley) of Orcadia, George of Springside, John of Vancouver; sisters, Anne Multon of Moose Jaw, Katie (Steve) Skwarchuk of Moose Jaw, and Madeline (Henry) Yaremko of Yorkton, numerous nieces, nephews and his many other relatives and friends. The funeral service was held on Wednesday, April 3, 2002 from the Yorkton Memorial Gardens Family Centre with Rev. Faye Greer of Westview United Church officiating. The organist, Sharon Litvanyi led the congregation in the singing of the hymns 'Amazing Grace', 'The Lord's My Shepherd' and 'How Great Thou Art'. Honorary bearers were Henry Yaremko, Elwin Takach, Steve Skwarchuk and Louis Takach. The interment followed in the Garden of St. Mark with George and Bill Yaremko, Darcy and Brian Spilchen, Henry Takach and Jim Nagy serving as the casketbearers.

SPILCHEN - Fred Theodore, of Yorkton, entered eternal rest on Monday, March 4, 2002 at the Yorkton & District Nursing Home. He was 78 years of age. Fred Theodore Spilchen was born on February 29, 1924 in the Whitesand district, a son of Nick and Magda (nee Spelay) Spilchen. He attended Whitesand School and helped his parents and neighbors in the district. In 1941 he moved to Vernon, BC where worked in a logging camp. Later he moved back to Saskatchewan and operated a Pool Hall in Springside. In 1947 he was united in marriage to Patricia Soboloski. A year later they moved to Vancouver where he worked as a commercial fisherman for 6 ½ years before obtaining a job at a paint manufacturing plant. He retired in 1989 after 33 years of employment. That same year Fred moved to make his home in Yorkton. Fred enjoyed motorcycling, snowmobiling, camping and travelling. During his later years in life he tried his hand at gardening. He was predeceased by his parents; wife Patricia in 1955; son Gary in 1964; brothers Metro, Steve and Peter, and sisters Mary Chornanky and Pauline Kowalyk. Fred is survived by his daughter Karen Spilchen of Naniamo, BC; brothers Bill (Betty) of Yorkton, Mike (Pauline) of Yorkton, Paul of Orcadia, Henry (Shirley) of Orcadia, George of Springside and John of Vancouver; and sisters Anne Multon of Moose Jaw, Katie (Steve) Skwarchuk of Moose Jaw and Madeline (Henry) Yaremko of Yorkton, as well as numerous nieces, nephews and other relatives. The funeral service was held on Thursday, March 7th from the Family Centre at Yorkton Memorial Gardens with Pastor Peter Hay of Yorkton Alliance Church officiating. The organist, Vange Shipowick, led in the singing of the hymns How Great Thou Art, He Lives and My Jesus I Love Thee. The interment followed in the Garden of St. Mark, Yorkton Memorial Gardens with Terry Spilchen, Darcy Spilchen , Brian Spilchen, Gerald Muzyka, Lorne Chabot and Bill Yaremko serving as the casket bearers.

SPILCHEN - Olga (nee Nestorik) of Saskatoon, formerly of Yorkton and the Good Spirit district passed away on March 2, 2010. She was 77 years of age. Olga was born on February 24, 1933 in the Whitesand district, daughter of Myron and Mary (nee Pawliw) Nestorik. She received her education at Homestead School and helped on the family farm. On October 18, 1949 Olga was united in marriage to Matt Spilchen. The couple farmed in the Whitesand district and raised their two sons. Olga worked at Good Spirit Provincial Park and in 1987 semi-retired and moved to Spiritwood Acres. In 1999 they moved to Yorkton where they enjoyed their new home.| In 2006 with failing health Olga & Matt moved to the Bentley Retirement Home in Yorkton and in 2007 they moved to Caleb Manor in Saskatoon and unto Emar Court to be close to Metro who resides in Stensrud Lodge. Olga enjoyed her gardens, flowers, visits with her children and grandchildren and the new friends she had met. Olga entered eternal rest on March 2, 2010 at Saskatoon City Hospital. She was 77 years of age. She is survived by her husband Matt of Saskatoon; sons Barrie (Eileen) of Yorkton and Maynard (Bernie) of Saskatoon; grandchildren Brad of Leduc, AB, Scott (Kelly) of Regina, Vanessa (Shawn) of Saskatoon, Kyle and Dannelle of Saskatoon; great grandson Seth of Yorkton; nephew Nolan (Kerri) of Saskatoon, niece Niomie of Edmonton and brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law and nephews & nieces. Olga was predeceased by her parents, Myron & Mary and brothers, Leonard & Lawrence. Prayers were held on Sunday, March 7th at Yorkton Memorial Gardens Family Centre led by Rev. Fr. Ray Lukie, The funeral service was held on Monday, March 8th at the Family Centre with Rev. Father Vladimir Kolpakov, officiating. Leading in the responses were Ed Pindus, Colette Karapita & Parish Choir Members. Maynard Spilchen shared reflections of his mother's life. The interment followed in the Garden of Gethsemane at Yorkton Memorial Gardens Scott Spilchen, Brad Spilchen, Kyle Spilchen, Darcy Spilchen, Garry Loutitt and Nick Yanko serving as the casket bearers. A reception followed at the Family Centre at which time Barrie Spilchen expressed words of appreciation to all.

SPYKERMAN - Anton Hermannus "Tony" passed away peacefully at the age of 83 years with his family by his side. Tony was born in Boskamp, Netherlands on April 26, 1926 to Maria Santink and Anton Spykerman. He was the second oldest of 11 children. When he was old enough Tony went to work on the polders (land recovered from the sea). Tony’s father passed away at the age of 57 and as his oldest brother was serving in the war, Tony had to take on the responsibility of running the family farm until his brother returned. Tony and only two of his siblings came to Canada, the rest remained in the Netherlands. Tony married Theresa Horenberg on April 1, 1954 in the Netherlands. 5 days later Tony and Theresa emigrated from the Netherlands to Canada as their dream was to have their own farm and land was scarce in the Netherlands. They have four children and nine grandchildren. Tony worked on various farms before buying his own land in 1966 at Jedburgh. They started their farm with 6 Jersey cows and began shipping cream. They increased their herd with Holstein cows and then started shipping milk in the early 1970's. Over time Tony continued to build up the homestead. All the buildings there today were built by Tony with the help of his family and friends. In 1989 Tony & Theresa retired the dairy herd but continued to farm the land with a few head of beef cattle. In his spare time, Tony spent many hours in the barn with woodworking projects including building windmills for each of his children. Tony was a man of few words, he was devoted to his faith and had a kind and gentle nature. He was a hard worker all his life. In 1999 Tony and Theresa started spending winters in Regina due to Tony's health. In 2008 Tony moved to Sunset Extendicare in Regina where he lived until his passing. Tony was predeceased by his parents, 2 sisters, 1 brother,two siblings in infancy; a brother-in-law and a sister-in-law. Tony's memory will be cherished by Theresa, his loving wife of 55 years; children Margaret; John (Suzel) and their children Paul (Jennifer), Shaun (Ashley), Chad and Erik; Irene (Rick) Thompson and their children Sarah (Daniel), April and Curtis; and Monica (Paul) White and their children Jonathan and Zachery; 3 sisters, 2 brothers; numerous nieces and nephew other relatives and many dear friends. The family wish to thank all the people who have been part of Tony’s life, the staff at Sunset for their compassionate care given during his stay there along with the residents who always had a kind word or “Hello” for Tony. Funeral Mass will be held on Wednesday, January 13, 2010 at 1:00 p.m. from St. Gerard’s Roman Catholic Church.

STUART - Ethel Grace (nee Werner) was the eighth of ten children born and raised on the family farm north of Springside. She attended Sandy River School and the Baptist Homestead Church. She worked for various families and at the Corner House Café in Yorkton after leaving school. On June 26, 1953, she married Charles E. Stuart at the Theodore United Church. Ethel was a quiet person; content in her family, her garden and a few close friends. Her green thumb produced more vegetables than even she could can. Ethel always shared pails of peas and cucumbers and grew the best corn, as kids we’d play hide and seek in the tall stalks until she invented the “corn watcher” to scare us out of her forest of golden cobs. Still today when I see a great blue heron winging overhead, we remember her telling us how this prehistoric looking bird was guarding her corn. Ethel loved a good game of cards, all her grandchildren learned to count by playing rummy with Grandma. She delighted in each grandchild’s accomplishments and could be counted on at all concerts and graduations. She planned several very successful family reunions. One reunion wouldn’t be over and she would be anticipating the next. Although quiet by nature her curt sense of humor kept you on your toes. Ethel loved to read ghost stories and the Reader’s Digest. She got her long range weather forecast from the Farmers Almanac and current news and weather on CJGX. She loved long drives in the country which often ended up with a visit to Grandpa Werner’s farm which was her birthplace. Ethel’s long battle with cancer began 33 years ago, defying the odds she beat the enemy then with the same strength and courage she faced the challenge several more times over the years. She passed away peacefully on Tuesday, April 10th with her family at her side. Ethel was predeceased by her parents, Carl and Lydia (Schmaltz) Werner; her husband, Charles; mother and father-in-law, Charles and Mary Ann (Ferguson) Stuart; one grandson Jordon in infancy; four brothers, Albert, Alfred, Leo and Robert; two sisters, Irene Ficken Boucher and Ruth Barrett. She leaves to cherish her memory her four children and their families, Charles (Karen) Stuart, Robert (Sharon) Stuart of Theodore; Iona (Billy) Baraniuk and Debbie (Leonard) Sebulsky both of Sheho; nine grandchildren, Adam and Stephanie Stuart, James, Tracey (Jodi) and Jonathon Stuart, Kaleigh Baraniuk, Tim, Jaime (Derrick) and Brianne Sebulsky and two great grandchildren, Eva and Eli. She also leaves to celebrate her life two sisters, Lillian Merkle of Lone Butte, B.C. and Olga Pearce of Eston, SK and one brother, Arthur of Saskatoon, SK as well as numerous other relatives and good friends. A service of comfort will be held Sunday evening at 7:30 pm from the Chapel of Christie’s Funeral Home, Yorkton. The Funeral Service will take place Monday at 1:00 pm from the chapel of Christies Funeral Home. The committal service will follow at Theodore Town Cemetery.

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TERESCHUK - Joan (nee MacKay) was born on June 1, 1914 in the Stornoway district of Saskatchewan; a daughter of Molcolm and Christina (nee Mackinnon) MacKay, Scottish Presbyterian pioneers. Joan grew up on the family farm in the Stornoway area and attended Glasgow School. She worked in Yorkton before being united in marriage to John Delton in 1939. They had one daughter who passed away in infancy. They worked in Yorkton; built and lived in a home at 249 3rd. Ave. Yorkton. After John died on February 17, 1958 Joan completed a hairdressing course at the Marvel School of hairdressing in Regina, Sk. While working in Melville she met Michael Tereschuk an area farmer and they were united in marriage in 1962. Joan and Mike worked and resided on the Tereschuk family farm Oak Hills School district, Willowbrook, Sk. until 1983 when they moved to Yorkton where they made their home. After Michael died in 2000; Joan continued to live on Third Ave. until she made the Bentley Manor her home. She then moved to the Yorkton and District Nursing Home. Joan passed away on Thursday, February 16, 2006 at the Yorkton Regional Health Centre at the age of 91 years. During her life she was a member of the First Baptist Church and the Pythian Sisters. After her marriage to Michael they were both parishioners of St. Henry's Roman Catholic Church Melville and St. Gerard's Roman Catholic Church Yorkton. She also loved to garden (especially flowers) and work on crafts including knitting and crocheting and had a love for animals especially dogs and cats. Joan is the last surviving member of her family and was predeceased by several brothers and sisters. Also her husband’s John and Michael. She leaves to cherish her memory numerous and nieces, nephews and her friends.

TILLMAN - Beverly Vaughn, "Bev", 55, rests peacefully now. He passed from this life to the next on May 25, 2009 in Yorkton, Sask., after a brief but arduous struggle with cancer. A tender, deep, and joyous soul, Bev would like to remain known as one who walked with God, and who walks with Jesus ever so painlessly now. Having lived a short life, Bev was full of love: love for his family, love for music, love for the God and Church he served, and love for the abundant grace he was and is held in. Born in Yorkton, Saskatchewan on July 1, 1953, Bev was the oldest of Addie and Darleen Tillman’s four children. He grew up on the family farm with his parents, his sister, Faith, and later on, his youngest sisters, Pam and Lynnell. In 1978, Bev moved to the States and married Rebecca “Becky” Smith, with whom he had two beautiful daughters, Rachel and Hope. With a ringing tenor voice similar to his namesake, George Beverly Shea, Bev went on to excel at church music, earning the highest academic—doctoral—degree from a seminary in Kentucky (U.S.). He enjoyed his various positions as a music minister in the U.S. and Canada, leading congregations and choirs in musical worship. In addition to his church work, Bev was a gifted vocalist, choral director, pianist, and music instructor, serving most recently in Regina, SK. Bev’s life continues on in his daughters and son-in-law, Rachel Tillman (Chicago, IL), Hope and Corey Wilcoxen (Indianapolis, IN); only granddaughter, Alexandria Wilcoxen; mother, Darleen Tillman (Springside, SK); sister and brother-in law, Faith and Gary Milbrandt (Springside, SK); sister and brother-in-law, Pam and James Schnabel (Venturia, ND); sister and brother-in-law, Lynnell and Shane Peters (Saskatoon, SK); as well as numerous nieces and nephews throughout western/central Canada and the U.S. Bev was preceded into death by his father, Addie (Adolph) Tillman, and his grandparents, Samuel and Helena Scheirer and Ewald and Ida Tillman. A memorial service will be held in Springside Baptist Church, Springside, Sask. on Saturday, June 27, 2009 at 1:00 pm. A service will also be held in Regina at St. Paul’s Cathedral on Sunday, June 28, 2009 at 1:00 pm. In accordance with Bev’s wishes a private family cremation committal will take place at later date.

TROST - Hertha Adolina (nee Zilke) passed away at the Yorkton Regional Health Centre on Tuesday, October 2, 2007 at the age of 91 years. Hertha was one of five children born to Frederich and Matilda (Rhode) Zilke on June 8, 1916 , 90 miles north of Winnipeg in a district named Chatfield, Manitoba. In the winter of 1919 the family moved from Chatfield to Springside where Hertha attended Windsor School grades one through eight. Around the age of 12 , Hertha and her family attended the West Ebenezer Baptist Church and she was saved in 1929 when Reverend Itterman was their minister, and baptized by Pastor E. Wurch. She joined the Springside Baptist Church and maintained her membership from its beginning in 1934. Hertha was united in marriage with Christian Wilhem Trost on November 4, 1934 and the couple was blessed with six children, one son Elwood died in infancy in July of 1939. Hertha’s life revolved around her family and her daily chores. She lived life with a deep faith in her Lord and Savior and brought forth the word teaching her children through Bible study which started prior to their school years. She loved her garden and growing things which she shared and was gifted with the knitting needles and the crochet hook, creating useful works of art. She will always be remembered as a gracious God loving Christian woman who will be forever loved by her family. Hertha was predeceased by her husband, Christian W. Trost; her infant son, Elwood Trost; her parents, Fredrich and Matilda Zilke; a sister, Edith Allen and brothers, Samuel Zilke and Roland Zilke. She leaves to mourn her passing and cherish her memory her five children, Ronald (Margaret) Trost of Springside, Muriel (Clarence) Ruf of Saskatoon, Vel (Lavern) Giesbrecht of Abbotsford, B.C., Wilhelm (Evelyn) Trost of Melville and Bernhard (Betty) Trost of Springside; 16 grandchildren and 22 great-grandchildren; one brother, Edward Zilke of Vernon, BC and sister-in-law, Elsa Zilke of Edmonton, AB as well as numerous nieces, nephews and other relatives. A Service of Comfort for Family and Friends was held on Thursday, October 4, 2007 from Springside Baptist Church with Dr. Cliff Bergman officiating. The Funeral Service was held on Friday, October 4, 2007 with Dr. Cliff Bergman officiating. The organist, Loreen Tillman, pianist, Jeanette Kriger and congregational song leader, Trent Trost led the congregation in the singing of the hymns. The scripture readings were given by Pastor Mike Anderson. Hertha’s life history was shared by Ron Trost and she was remembered in tribute and eulogy by Brad Trost. Special music selections were shared by Hertha’s grandchildren as well as a solo by Miranda Royston who sang, “Finally Home”. Hertha was laid to rest in the Springside Town Cemetery with Tim Trost, Dwight Trost, Dwaine Trost, Darcy Ruf, Travis Trost and Brent Giesbrecht serving as casket bearers. Funeral arrangements were entrusted to Christie’s Funeral Home & Crematorium, Yorkton, Saskatchewan.

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WERNER - Grandeline (nee Pullman) went to her heavenly home on Jan 29, 2009 at the age of 85. Grandeline was born on October 9th, 1923 in the Springside district. She was the 5th of 6 children born to Edward and Wilhelmine Pullman. Following the death of Wilhelmine, Edward married Olga Zilke and two more sisters followed. Grandeline was five years old when her mother passed away. She grew up on the family farm in the Windsor District and was a great help to the family. Grandeline accepted the Lord as her Saviour at age 14 and was baptized and became involved in her local church. She enjoyed the choir, the young people’s fellowship, camp work and other community events. Grandeline married Frederick Werner on November 2, 1944 and they settled on their farm west of Springside for five years. After the birth of their first son, Glendon they moved to Prince George where she perfected her culinary skills while cooking for the crew of a rural sawmill. After 4 years they moved back to Springside and returned to their grain and dairy farm. After their return to the farm two more sons, Laurie and Daryl were added to the family. Grandeline was very involved in the never ending work of the farm and raising their three sons. Her joys of life were her family, her garden, and her love of cooking and baking. After nearly 25 years of building up a successful farming operation, her husband Fred took ill and on September 24, 1978 her loving husband passed away. Shortly after his death she moved off the farm and into her home in Springside next to her brother, Lawrence. She continued to be involved in the church and community and especially enjoyed her large garden and visiting with family and friends. Her grandchildren were also very important to her and she was always interested in their activities and their visits. In 2002 she began to find it difficult to take care of the home and she moved into the Heritage Manor. She often commented on how much she enjoyed the fellowship of the friends in the manor. During the last few years her health began to deteriorate, however, her faith remained strong to the end. After nearly 7 years of fellowship with her friends at the manor, she moved on to her eternal home. Grandeline was predeceased by her parents, Edward and Wilhelmine; her step-mother, Olga; brothers Rudolph, Lawrence and Alvin; sisters, Grace, and Lorinda; her son, Laurie and her loving husband, Fred. She is survived by her two sons, Glendon (Elizabeth) of Canmore, Daryl (Denise) of Regina; grandchildren, Kristen (Bryan) Frischbutter, Kent (Natasha) Werner, Jonathan (Laura) Werner, Dawn Werner and Bryce Werner; great grandchildren, Noelle, Jack and Samuel Frischbutter; sisters, Joyce (Royal) Schmidt of Sicamous, Alice (Fred) Kallweit of Sicamous, sister-in-law, Trudy Pullman also of Sicamous; as well as numerous nieces, nephews and other friends and relatives. A Visitation for Family & Friends will be held on Tuesday, February 3, 2009 from 7:00 to 9:00 p.m. from the Chapel of Christie's Funeral Home in Yorkton, Saskatchewan. The Funeral Service will be held on Wednesday, February 4, 2009 at 1:00 p.m. from Springside Baptist Church. The interment will follow in the Springside Town Cemetery.

WERNER - Laurie Allen, of Saskatoon, Sask. passed away peacefully in his sleep on July 1, 2007. Laurie was predeceased by his father Fred Werner. Laurie is survived by his daughter, Dawn Werner of Sangudo Alberta and son, Bryce Werner of Red Deer Alberta; his mother, Grandeline Werner of Springside Sk.; his oldest brother, Glen (Liz) Werner of Edmonton Alberta; youngest brother, Daryl (Denise) Werner of Regina Sk.; his dear friends Mary and Cindy Laduke of Saskatoon Sk.; also his many aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, cousins and many close friends. Laurie was born October 19 , 1953 in Yorkton, Sask. and was raised on the family dairy farm in Springside SK. Laurie completed his elementary years at the Crossroads School and graduated from the Yorkton Regional High School. After attending the Briercrest College and Seminary for one year. Laurie chose to take up a career in farming rather than pursuing a post secondary education. After the untimely death of his father, Laurie continued on managing the dairy farm until 1987. After the sale of the farm Laurie moved to Alberta to become a Heavy Equipment Operator until the early 1990’s when he returned to Saskatoon to pursue a Trucking Career. He continued with his chosen career with S & S Trucking up until his untimely passing on July 1,2007. Funeral Services were held on Saturday, July 7, 2007 from Springside Baptist Church with Dr. Cliff Bergman officiating. The ushers were Lotan Breitkreuz and Lonnie Gabert. The pianist, Marlene Pullman and congregational song leader, Marlon Milbrandt led the congregation in the singing of the hymns. Special Musical selections were shared by the mixed quartet, Royal and Joyce Schmidt and Fred and Alice Kallweit as well as Marlon and Tammy Milbrandt. The Life History and Tribute was shared by Glen Werner. The interment followed in the Springside Town Cemetery with Gordon Weick, Dennis Masurat, Kalvin Werner, Jerry Pullman, Ellery Pullman and Aaron Pullman serving as casket bearers.

WESSING - Wayne, resident of the Jedburgh-Parkerview district, passed away suddenly on Sunday, June 8, 2008. He was 49 years of age. Wayne Joseph Wessing was born on November 26, 1958 at Yorkton, Saskatchewan; a son of Joe and Frances (nee Young) Wessing of Parkerview. Wayne grew up on the family farm at Parkerview except for two years that he lived in Yorkton. Farming was Wayne's life. He worked closely with his father Joe and was taught many things about the land and livestock. Wayne really enjoyed being around his animals. When he hollered they knew to move where he wanted them to go. Wayne also learned to become an excellent mechanic, he loved to fix things and no job was too big or small. He was a good help to the neighbors, if something needed fixing, Wayne would drop whatever he was doing and come help. In his spare time Wayne could be found in the garage fixing something. Wayne was also a councillor for the RM of Garry for 10 years. He was predeceased by his father Joe in August of 2000; and by his brother-in-law, Ray Senga in May of 2004. Wayne leaves to cherish his memory his mother Frances of Parkerview; his sister, Isabel Senga of Yorkton; nephew, David Senga, and neice Sandra (Justin) Senga of Saskatoon; and numerous aunts, uncles and cousins. The funeral service was held on Thursday, June 12, 2008 from the Yorkton Memorial Gardens Family Centre with Rev. Jane Jupe of St. Paul's United Church in Theodore officiating. Organist, Arlene Fenske led members of the congregation in the singing of the hymn Abide With Me. Niece, Sandra Senga gave the eulogy. The interment followed in the Theodore Cemetery with Sheldon Moldowan, Willie Zuchkan, Gerald Farkas, Jim Young, Lee Young and Benny Meszaros serving as the casketbearers.

WILCOX - Doris Freda (nee Sanderson), resident of Jubilee Crescent in Yorkton, passed away suddenly on Sunday, February 18, 2001 at the Yorkton Regional Health Centre. She was 77 years of age. Doris Freda Wilcox was born on March 3, 1923 on the family farm in the Springside district of Saskatchewan, a daughter of Louise (nee Beck) and Fred Sanderson. She was raised on the family farm and attended the Good Luck School. As a young woman, Doris ventured out on her own and began working for farm families and also at several cafes in Yorkton. On May 1, 1954 she was united in marriage to Wilfred Harold Wilcox. The couple farmed just west of Yorkton for a number of years before moving into Yorkton. While Wilfred farmed, Doris worked at the Yorkton Union Hospital in the dietary department. Following their retirement, the couple moved into the senior citizens units on Jubilee Crescent about 1989. On June 8, 1995 Wilfred passed away. Following that time Doris was able to maintain her independence and care for herself in her home. Doris fell ill suddenly on Sunday evening, February 18th and was transported to the Yorkton Regional Health Centre. She passed away shortly after. A friendly, outgoing individual, she greatly enjoyed the company of others over a cup of coffee or a game of cards. In her spare moments, she enjoyed doing handi-work, especially crocheting, reading, and crossword puzzles. Besides her husband, she was predeceased by her parents, brothers James and Donald Sanderson and by a sister-in-law Florence Sanderson. She leaves to cherish her memory her son Colin (Kelly) Wilcox of Burnaby, BC; daughter Linda (Gilbert) Mitchell of Battleford, SK; grandchildren Michelle (Kelly) Atcheynum of Battleford, Allan (Brenda) Mitchell of North Battleford, and Nicole Mitchell of Battleford; five great-grandchildren, Scott and Dustin Mitchell, Shelby Mitchell, and Bailey and Ashley Atcheynum; two brothers, David Sanderson of Calgary and Glenn (Marlene) Sanderson of Calgary; sisters, Doreen Sanderson of Yorkton, Betty (Ken) Askin of Langley, BC, Shirley (Herman) Falkenberg of Churchbridge and Beverly (Ed) Askin of Delta, BC; a sister-in-law Bella Sanderson of Regina, as well as numerous nieces, nephews and her many other relatives and friends. The Celebration of Life Service was held on Wednesday, February 21, 2001 at the Chapel of Bailey's Funeral Home in Yorkton. Rev. Faye Greer of Westview United Church officiated. The meditiation hymns were Mother Dear, Pray for Me and Safe in the Arms of Jesus. A Rita MacNeil song entitled I'll Accept The Rose was also played. A reception followed at the Royal Canadian Legion.

WILLIS - Alice Annie (nee Eckhart) was born in the Willowbrook district on October 21, 1915. She was united in marriage to Charles Willis in October, 1936. Alice passed away May 17, 2007 at the Yorkton and District Nursing Home. Alice loved to try new things, especially if it presented a challenge. She especially loved creating quilts which she distributed to the whole family. The Seniors Drop Inn Center was a place where she enjoyed cribbage tournaments, bingo and whist. Her most favorite times there were the monthly potluck suppers! In her younger years she tackled oil painting, ceramics and many handcrafts. All her life Alice was a gifted gardener which she shared with many a family member or neighbour. She was a member of the Springside Legion for many years, as well as a member of the Springside United Church and the UCW. Alice dearly loved when friends or family came to visit. Her most valued time was spent with her grandchildren and great grandchildren. Alice was predeceased by her parents, Charles and Elizabeth Eckhart, her husband Charles, a son Terry, brothers Norman and Lloyd and a sister-in-law Kathy Eckhart. Left to celebrate her life are her son Wayne (Barb) Willis, Yorkton; daughter Sharon (Jim) Barber, Springside; and five grandchildren, Amanda Willis, Saskatoon; Lori (Mark) Kardynal, Saltcoats; Nelson Barber (Annie), Edmonton; Jody Willis, Regina; and Cindy Kovacs (Gerry), White City; six great grandchildren, Hannah Kovacs, White City; Graham (Rachelle) Kardynal, Saltcoast; Melanie Kardynal, Saskatoon; Sharisse Becky and Jessica Barber, Edmonton. Also remaining are a sister Laura (Art) Ridley , Springside; a brother Albert Eckhart, Yorkton; sisters-in-law Elsie Eckhart and Helen Eckhart, Yorkton; many nieces and nephews and dear, dear friends.

WLOCK - Alice Elizabeth (nee Krunick), beloved wife of Tom Wlock of the Yorkton district entered eternal rest on Tuesday, October 15, 2008 at the Yorkton Regional Health Centre following a sudden illness. She was 77 years of age. Alice Elizabeth Wlock was born on September 28, 1931 in the Beaverdale district of Saskatchewan; a daughter of William and Annie (nee Kahoot) Krunick. She was raised on the family farm and attended Rocky Dell School as well as helping on the farm. On July 15, 1951 she was united in marriage to Thomas Wlock. The couple established their own farm east of Yorkton, working very hard to ensure a successful farming operation. Alice greatly enjoyed her family, her grandchildren, nieces and nephews and friends. Alice was very active in the community, being involved with the Tonkin Ladies Curling Club and the Yorkton Horticultural Society. She also kept very busy with her gardening, winning many awards for her flowers and vegetables. She took great pride in her home, and made good use of her bountiful garden with her canning and cooking skills. Her spare moments were taken up with many sewing projects. Alice was also a sports fan, cheering hard for her beloved Roughriders. Predeceased by her parents, William and Annie, and by her brother Mervin Krunick. She leaves to cherish her memory and mourn her passing her husband Thomas; daughter Gloria and her husband Leigh Canham of Regina, grandchildren Robin (Kirk Nordick), and Drew, also of Regina; and son Mitchell (on the farm near Yorkton). Also a sister, Iris and her husband Harvey Polegi of Jedburgh; as well as numerous other relatives and friends. Rosary prayers were held Tuesday, October 21st with St. Mary's parishioners leading the rosary and Glen Tymiak serving as lay presider. Requiem Divine Liturgy was celebrated on Wednesday, October 22nd, at St. Mary's Ukrainian Catholic Church, Yorkton with Very Rev. Peter Pidskalny, as the Celebrant . The responses were led Ed Pindus, Colette Karapita & Parish Choir Members. Assisting as altar server was Zachary Kias. The crossbearer was Jesse Hiduk and the epistle reader was Peggy Polegi. the interment follwoed in the Garden of St. Luke at Yorkton Memorial Gardens with Tim Polegi, Trevor Polegi, Martin Wlock, Bernie Wlock, Kirk Screpnek and Emil Benko serving as the casket bearers.

WLOCK - Jennie (nee Senchuk) Wlock was born on October 8, 1920 in the Aaron district of Saskatchewan, the eldest daughter of Paul and Mary (nee Hrynkiw) Senchuk. When Jennie was a little girl, her father was employed as a section man for the Canadian National Railway, therefore the family lived in many small towns in eastern Saskatchewan and western Manitoba. In 1940 the family settled in Jedburgh. As a young woman, Jennie worked in Toronto at a military factory. When she returned home to Jedburgh, she met Joe Wlock at a community dance. They were married on August 8, 1943 at St. Mary’s Ukrainian Catholic Church in Yorkton, Saskatchewan. Together they farmed six miles west of Willowbrook until October of 1975. At this time, they moved into Yorkton and Jennie started working at the Yorkton Enterprise. After Joe’s death in 1990, Jennie continued to live in her home on Betts Avenue until July of 2001 when she moved into Heritage Heights Lodge. When her health started to decline, she became a resident of the Ituna Pioneer Lodge where she passed away peacefully on May 24, 2010. Jennie enjoyed gardening, but particularly her flowers. She loved children and many nieces and nephews spent time visiting at the farm. Jennie especially enjoyed time spent with her grandchildren. In Yorkton, Jennie attended St. Gerard’s Roman Catholic Church. She joined the St. Gerard’s Catholic Women’s League and volunteered her time to help with teas and receptions. Jennie also enjoyed crocheting, knitting and quilting. Jennie was predeceased by her husband, Joe; her parents, Paul and Mary Senchuk; her two brothers, Mike and John Senchuk; and one sister, Nettie (Joe) Lozinsky. She leaves to mourn her passing, two sons, Martin (Ardith) of Willowbrook and Gerald of Edmonton, AB; four grandchildren, Kevin (Jamie) of Yorkton, Cheryl of Medicine Hat, AB and Leanne and Ryan of Edmonton, AB; her sister, Elsie (Willie) Hnatiuk of Saskatoon and sisters-in-law, Minnie Senchuk and Betty Senchuik, both of Yorkton, as well as numerous nieces and nephews, other relatives and many dear friends. Prayers will be held on Friday, May 28, 2010 at 7:00 p.m. from St Gerard’s Roman Catholic Church. Funeral Mass will be held on Saturday, May 29, 2010 at 10:00 A.M. from St Gerard’s Roman Catholic Church. Interment to follow at the Yorkton City Cemetery

WLOCK - Thomas Martin of Yorkton, SK; entered eternal rest on Friday, May 22, 2009 at the Yorkton Regional Health Centre following a short illness. He was 88 years of age. Thomas (was born on March 28, 1921 on the Wlock homestead near Jedburgh, SK., the son of Anton and Mary (Nee Sarnetsky) Wlock. He grew up on the family farm and attended Folkstone School. Tom joined the army in July 1942 and was in the signal corps until his discharge in April 1946. He was stationed at various locations across Canada. In 1949 Tom started farming east of Yorkton: growing grain and raising cattle. On July 15, 1951 Tom married Alice Elizabeth Krunick of Beaverdale, SK at St. Mary's Ukrainian Catholic Church in Yorkton. Tom had several interests including: attending Saskatchewan Roughrider Football games, making birdhouses and fishing with friends. In later years he enjoyed crossword, jigsaw puzzles and Word Jumbles. He was a member of the Royal Canadian Legion General Alexander Ross Branch # 77 for 34 years. He was also a past member of the Saskatchewan Wildlife Federation and the National Farmers' Union. He was predeceased by his parents Anton and Mary; his brothers: John, Frank, Joe and Stanley; sisters-in-law Mary, Katie and Jean and his beloved wife Alice on October 15, 2008. He leaves to cherish his memory and mourn his loss his daughter Gloria and her husband Leigh Canham of Regina, SK; grandchildren: Robin (Kirk Nordick) and Drew all of Regina, Sk; his son Mitchell who resides on the family farm near Yorkton; brothers: Walter (Pearl) of Winnipeg, MB., Felix of Yorkton, SK; sisters-in-law: Julia Wlock and Jennie Wlock both of Yorkton, SK., Iris (Harvey) Polegi of Jedburgh, SK.as well as many relatives and friends. Requiem Divine Liturgy was celebrated on Wednesday morning, May 27, 2009 from ST. Mary's Ukrainian Catholic Church Yorkton, SK.; with Rev. Father Ray Lukie as Celebrant. The responses to the Liturgy were sung by Ed Pindus and members of the Parish Choir. Audrey Prysliak was the Cross Bearer and Thomas' grandson Drew Canham read the Epistle. Following the Panahyda the Act of Remembrance and Legion Burial Rite was given by members of the Royal Canadian Leigon General Alexander Ross Branch # 77 with: Sergeant-At-Arms Peter Wyatt, Andy Juba as Padre' John Miller playing Last Post and Reveille; George Arnold, Russell Bischop, Wally Austman and Bill McQuarrie serving as Colour Guard. The interment followed in the Garden of ST. Luke Yorkton Memorial Gardens with: Martin, Bernie Wlock, Tim, Trevor Polegi, Emil Benko and Ed Sek serving as Casket Bearers.

WOLOSHYN - Adella (nee Maduck), wife of the late John Woloshyn, passed away on October 20, 2007 at the Yorkton and District Nursing Home. Adella was born on May 6, 1921 on the family farm at Willowbrook to William and Lena (Novakowski) Maduck along with her twin brother Walter. When Adella was seven years old her mother passed away and after a period of time her father remarried to Katherine Horudko. Adella attended Smokeside school which her father, who was on the school board, had a large influence in the building of the school. In the meantime, Adella was helpful in raising her younger siblings. On November 19, 1944 Adella married John Woloshyn and they made their new home in the Jedburgh District. Adella worked side by side with John to help erect buildings of logs and clay and run a mixed farm which included a large garden to feed the family. Adella and John were blessed with two children Joyce and Ron. In 1974 they retired from farming and moved into Yorkton on MacFarline Avenue across the street from her parents. They grew a large garden and she enjoyed attending to her flowers. In the spring of 1999 they left their house and moved to a seniors unit on Jubilee Crescent. The next spring Adella entered the Yorkton and District Nursing Home due to health problems. While there she enjoyed the activities and especially the people who came to play music. She died peacefully in her sleep at the age of 86. Adella was predeceased by her husband, John on June 19, 2007, her mother, Lena, father, William, stepmother, Katherine, her son-in-law, Paul Martynuik, brothers, Walter and Tony, sister, Elsie Yaworski, brothers-in-law, Joe Feshak, Nick Misko, and sister-in-law, Ann Maduck. Adella leaves to cherish her memory her children, son, Ron (Marie) of Yorkton, and daughter, Joyce Martynuik of Yorkton, her grandchildren, Dwayne (Pam) Martynuik of Drumheller, Randy (Carla) Martynuik of Regina, Jarret (Tanya) Martynuik of Grande Prairie and Lana (Lawrence) Klemetski of Yorkton; and great-grandchildren, Sarah, Emily, Kaitlyn, James and Bree. She also leaves to mourn her sisters, Lucy Feshak, Jean Misko, Ruby (Boris) Tyshkewich, Pat (Adam) Milo, Judy (Gene) Prokop, her brothers, John (Angeline), Bill (Adeline) and Alex (Vi) and sister-in-law, Anne Maduck as well as numerous nieces and nephews. A Prayer Service will be held on Monday, October 22, 2007 at 7:00 p.m. from the Chapel of Christie's Funeral Home. Funeral Services will be held on Tuesday, October 23, 2007 at 10:00 a.m. from the Chapel of Christie's Funeral Home. The interment will follow in the Yorkton City Cemetery.

WOLOSHYN - John was born on April 5, 1911 to Michael and Parashka (nee Sereda) Woloshyn on the family farm near Jedburgh, Saskatchewan. He began his education at Forest Nook School, but left after Grade 5 to help out on the family farm. John was united in marriage to Adella Maduck on November 19, 1944. They settled on a farm a quarter mile down the road from his parent’s homestead. They were blessed with two children, a daughter, Joyce and a son, Ron. John took pride in his children and grandchildren’s many accomplishments and was always there to offer them his wisdom. He loved spending time with all of his family helping them whenever needed. He especially loved when his grandchildren came to visit and he could tell them his many stories of farming in his early years. In 1974 they sold their farm and retired to Yorkton. In the years to follow John enjoyed his large garden and never missed coffee row in the morning or afternoon. In the spring of 1999 they left their house and moved to a seniors unit on Jubilee Crescent. John still continued being active and drove for coffee daily until February of 2004 when he suffered a stroke and was no longer able to live on his own. John entered the Yorkton & District Nursing Home where he spent his time teasing the nurses and aides and enjoyed visitors very much. He passed away peacefully on June 19, 2007 at the age of 96. John was predeceased by his parents, Michael and Parashka; his sisters, Annie, Katie, Eva and Effie; his brothers, Nick and Bill; and his son-in-law, Paul Martynuik. John leaves to mourn his passing, his wife of 62 years, Adella; his son, Ron (Marie) of Yorkton; his daughter, Joyce of Yorkton; his grandchildren, Dwayne (Pam) Martynuik of Drumheller, AB, Randy (Carla) Martynuik of Regina, SK, Jarret (Tanya) Martynuik of Grande Prairie, AB and Lana (Lawrence) Klemetski of Yorkton, SK and his great-grandchildren, Sarah, Emily, Kaitlyn, James and Bree. He also leaves to mourn, his brother, Steve Woloshyn of Victoria, B.C. and sister, Mary Dobko of Yorkton as well as numerous nieces, nephews, other relatives and many friends and neighbors. John’s family will be forever grateful for the wonderful care he received during his three years as a resident at the Yorkton & District Nursing Home. The Prayer Service was held on Sunday, June 24, 2007 and the Funeral Service was held on Monday, June 25, 2007 both from the Chapel of Christie’s Funeral Home with Father Bryan Bayda, C.Ss.R of St. Mary’s Ukrainian Catholic Church officiating. The responses were led by Mr. Ed Pindus, Mrs. Colette Karapita and members of St. Mary’s Parish Choir. The interment followed in the Yorkton City Cemetery with Dwayne Matrynuik, Randy Martynuik, Jarret Martynuik, Lawrence Klemetski, Clarence Woloshyn and Colin Lys serving as the casket bearers.

WOLOSHYN - William. The family of Bill Woloshyn announces with great sadness the passing of our loving husband, father, grandfather and great grandfather on December 11, 2006 at the Yorkton Regional Health Centre. He passed with his family at his side at the age og 87 years. Bill was predeceased by his daughter, Yvonne Langman; his parents, Michael and Parashka; sisters, Annie, Katie, Eva, Effie and one brother, Nick. Bill will be missed and forever loved by his wife Esther of 59 years; his son, Clarence (Darlene) of White City; son-in-law, Bill (Leetta) Langman of Vibank; six grandsons, Colin (Trena) Woloshyn, Devin Woloshyn, Jared Woloshyn, Scott (Christina) Langman, Marc (Chaddie) Langman and Blaine Langman; four great grandchildren Thomas and Keller Woloshyn, Emalee Taylor and Brayden Langman; as well as brothers, John (Adelle) Woloshyn, Steve (Beatrice) Woloshyn and sister Mary Dobko; as well as many dear relatives, friends and neighbors. Bill was born on April 21, 1919 on the family farm in the Jedburgh area. In 1943 he joined the Canadian Armed Forces and served with the Royal Canadian Coastal Artillery at Dartmouth, Nova Scotia. After the war Bill married Esther (Wittrock) on November 22, 1947 in Regina. Just prior, he purchased a farm in the Fitzmaurice area where they mixed farmed up until 1987. In 1984 they bought their home in Springside. Over the years Bill participated in various community activities such as the RM of Garry council, East Central Health District Board, Westbrook-Gladwin Rural Telephone Company, Saskatchewan Farmers Union Jedburgh Local, Crewkerne School District and the Royal Canadian Legion Branch #34, Theodore. Bill deeply loved his grandchildren and great grandchildren and spent many hours playing cards with them and giving tractor rides. He will never be forgotten. A Memorial Service was held on Friday, December 15, 2006 from Westview United Church with Reverend Faye Greer officiating. The organist, Sharon Litvanyi, led the congregation and members of Westview United Church Choir in the singing of the hymns. Legion Funeral Rites were conducted with Reverend Faye Greer serving as Padre, the Sergeant-at-Arms was Peter Wyatt, the Bugler was John Miller and the Color Party was Andy Juba, George Arnold, Fred Hastie, Al Morley and other members of the Theodore Branch #34 and the General Alexander Ross Branch #77 or the Royal Canadian Legion. In accordance with Bill’s wishes a private family cremation committal will follow at a later date.

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YAKABOWICH - Mike. Peacefully, on October 22, 2007, Mike Yakabowich passed away at the East Kootenay Regional Hospital in Cranbrook, British Columbia. He leaves to celebrate his life, his son Rick (wife, Andrea) of San Juan, Puerto Rico; son Jay (children Dylan and Jasmine) of Ottawa, Ontario; daughter Suzanne Thompson (husband David and children Sean and Kelsey) of Cranbrook, British Columbia; son Tim of Shilo, Manitoba. He also leaves his brother Nick of Comox, British Columbia; sisters Anne Halarewich of Yorkton, Saskatchewan; Nettie Barney of Courtney, British Columbia; sister-in-law Joyce Goodall of New Westminster, British Columbia; as well as many nieces, nephews and beloved friends. He was predeceased by his wife Verna (Burkard); parents John and Katherine (Fil); brothers Metro, Alex, Steve, Bill; sisters Eva (Fedoruk), Mary (Tuharsky), and an infant brother and sister. Mike was born on November 10, 1924, on the Yakabowich family farm near Fone Hill, Saskatchewan. He was raised in a small 5 room home and attended the nearby school until grade 8. Mike had said that his father had wanted him to serve in the Ukrainian Catholic Church and become a priest. Mike decided instead to move to Geraldton, Ontario to play junior hockey with the Geraldton Goldminers, and to work in security at the local goldmine. At the young age of 17, Mike enlisted as an "18" year old in the Canadian Armed Forces. Basic training in Shilo, Manitoba, revealed that he was a fast runner (4.08/mile!) - so instead of paratroopers, he was placed in the infantry. After completing his basic training, he went to Halifax and then England to serve with the Canada's Queen's Own Cameron Highlanders. Mike loved to tell the story of how his sergeant, after attempting to pronounce his name, had said "Now there's a good Scotsman straight from the 'hee-lands' if I've ever heard one!" Mike was modest to say, however, he was among those on Juno Beach, June 6, 1946. From there, he moved on through with his platoon, escaping as a prisoner of war, and moving on through several miles - until August of 1946 when his platoon met its fate in Fallaise Gap - where Mike was wounded in an airstrike. After several years and several surgeries (England, Halifax and Winnipeg), Mike was asked what he would like to do for a career. He told the Armed Forces vocational counsellor that he wasn't sure what he wanted to do, but he did own a small Brownie camera. After returning home, Mike apprenticed as a photographer with Russell Studios in Yorkton, Saskatchewan. It was there where he met and worked with Verna Burkard, who eventually became his life-long partner. Mike and Verna married on August 18, 1956. Mike and Verna had four children - Rick, Jay, Suzanne and Tim. While Verna stayed home to raise their children, Mike moved over to work many years for CKOS-TV as a photographer and head of the Film Department. In addition to his life at the TV-Station, he spent many evenings, weekends and holidays as a photographer for weddings, anniversaries and family gatherings. Mike was most comfortable behind his camera and was rarely seen without at least one around his neck and one on his hip. He has had the opportunity to take pictures of Queen Elizabeth II, Winston Churchill, and the famous photographer, Karsh. Mike loved family which is why he always went out of his way to take pictures for families during any special event. He especially loved engaging children and making them 'smile for the camera'. Mike also loved sports, gardening, reading and hanging out with his many friends - especially the "Alexandra Gang"! Right after work, Mike could be found in his garden or pruning the fruit trees. Between family, work and the neighborhood, there were many life-long friends, and this filled Mike's life. A quiet moment for the family would involve a drive in the country - usually to see the old family farmhouse, old churches and cemeteries, rolling countryside - and then to stop in and have a quick visit with family or friends! Mike and Verna retired and sold their family home to move closer to their children in Winnipeg. There, they once again could enjoy time with family, meet new friends, renew old acquaintances and explore new places. Mike continued with his life-long passion of photography, always having a camera on his hip and enjoying photographing nature and wildlife along the Sein River. Shortly after Verna passed away in 1992, Mike moved back to Yorkton for a few years where he spent time with old friends and new. His camera was still on his hip! He became an avid coin collector, enjoying the art on coins as he enjoyed art on film. In spring of 2006 … with his cameras in tow … moved to Cranbrook, British Columbia, to be closer to family. It was hard for Mike to leave his life and friends in Yorkton. However, his days were filled with spending time with his grandchildren, and of course, he also enjoyed meeting the grandchildren of his friends at Joseph Creek Village where Mike resided. For the short time that he was in Cranbrook, he got to enjoy many people and moments, and share many of his life's stories with family and friends. After a short struggle with cancer, Mike "took a drive in the country" on October 22, 2007. The Funeral service was held on Saturday, November 10, 2007 at 11:00 AM from the Yorkton Memorial Gardens Family Centre with Faye Greer of Westview United Church officiating. The organist was Ruth McPhee accompanying soloist Sharon Coleman in the song "Danny Boy" and Hymns: "He" and "Great Is Thy Faithfulness". The recessional Hymn "Amazing Grace" was played by Ruth McPhee. The Piper was Fern Katzberg. The reflections of Mike's life were given by his daughter Suzanne and son Rick with the poem "In Flander's Field" read by grandchildren Sean and Kelsey Thompson. The members of the Royal Canadian Legion General Alexander Ross Branch # 77 conducted the Legion Burial Rite with: Sergeant - at - arms Peter Wyatt, Padre', Faye Greer, Colour Party: Andy Juba, George Arnold, Russell Bischop, John Miller, Al Morley, Fred Hastie and the Act of Remembrance given by Joe Yurkoski. The interment followed in the Garden of St. John Yorkton Memorial Gardens with Mike's children: Rick, Jay, Tim Yakabowich and Suzanne Thompson serving as urn bearers.

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ZULYNIAK - Bernard, of Yorkton, formerly of the Willowbrook district, entered eternal life on Thursday, October 31, 2002 at the Yorkton Regional Health Centre. He was 71 years of age. Bernard was born on March 31, 1931 in the Willowbrook district, a son of Anthony and Annie (nee Cisarosky) Zulyniak. He spent his lifetime farming the family farm where he was born. He loved the land and in his younger years enjoyed working with horses. For the last number of years poor health led to Bernard leasing out his land to Bryan and Korrie Stadnyk. Their children Shaelyn and Tyson loved him like a grandfather and he will be greatly missed by the family. During his earlier years Bernard enjoyed curling and dancing. He spent one winter working in a logging camp in the Prince George area. Predeceased by his parents, Anthony and Annie; brother Jack and sisters Mary Washek and Helen Dohms; Bernard is survived by four sisters, Rose Grasser of White Rock, BC, Amelia (Alec) Salamon of Yorkton, Agnes Len of Regina, and Cecile (Harry) Anweiler of Peachland, BC; as well as numerous nieces and nephews. Prayer services were held on Monday, November 4th from the Chapel of Bailey's Funeral Home with Very Rev. Bryan Bayda, officiating. Requiem Divine Liturgy was celebrated on Tuesday, November 5th at St. Mary's Ukrainian Catholic Church in Yorkton with Rev. Fr. Oleh Kashuba, as the Celebrant. The responses were led by Ed Pindus and parish choir members. The epistle reader was Dennis Len and the crossbearer was Kari Len. Serving as casket bearers were Mervin Zulyniak, Orest Zulyniak, Nick Zulyniak, Bryan Stadnyk, Len Flesjer and David Hull. The interment took place at the Yorkton City Cemetery. Following the reception Mervin Zulyniak conveyed remembrances of Bernard's life.

ZULYNIAK - Nick, of Yorkton, beloved husband of Jessie passed away on Tuesday, February 18, 2003 at the Yorkton Regional Health Centre at the age of 74 years. Nick was born on August 13, 1928 in the Willowbrook district to Peter and Catherine (nee Protz) Zulyniak. Following his education Nick worked as a miner at Giant Mines in Yellowknife, N.W.T. where he met Jessie Cattoni. Nick and Jessie were married in 1965 and moved to Yorkton where he was employed as a grain buyer with the National Grain Company in Willowbrook. In 1972 he left the grain company to take a position with the City of Yorkton in the water works department. He remained with the city until his retirement in 1993. In his retirement years Nick enjoyed gardening and helping his son on the farm. He enjoyed visiting and will be missed by all those who knew him. He leaves to cherish his memory, his wife of 37 years Jessie and his son Greg. He is survived by five sisters, Francis, Angeline, Rosalie, Josephine and Mary (Sister Martha); five brothers, Bill, Orest, Walter, Arthur and Clarence and numerous nieces and nephews. Nick was predeceased by his father and mother; and siblings, Steve, John, Raymond, Peter, Paul, Andrew and Alex. Prayers were held on Thursday, February 20, 2003 at St. Gerard's Roman Catholic Church in Yorkton with Dolores Spritzer as presider. The organist was Pam Yaremko. Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated on Friday, February 21, 2003 at St. Gerard's Church with Rev. Fr. Hector Seville as the Celebrant. The organist, Rita Hilbig led St. Gerard's Choir in singing of the hymns. The readers were Mary Shaw and Sister Martha, S.S.M.I. The interment followed in the Yorkton City Cemetery with David Hull, Terry Hull, John Makowetski Jr., Nick Zulyniak, Garry Colbow and Ernie Zookewich serving as the casket bearers.



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