Obituaries of residents & former residents of
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Benson, Forget, Froude, Stoughton & Woodley, Saskatchewan
- Vera, late of Kennedy Manor, Regina, passed away on Friday, November 16,2007. Born December 11, 1922 at Stoughton, SK, she was predeceased by her parents Marshall and Mary Adams; her sisters Myrtle Field, Nellie Adams, Margaret Gilchrist, Kathleen Webb; brothers Robert, James and Joseph. Vera is survived by her sister Nora Skuce; and sister-in-law Eleanor Adams, both of Stoughton; cousin Berniece Hrappstead of Swan River, MB; as well as numerous nieces, nephews and friends. Vera was raised on a farm, received her education in the Stoughton area and subsequently served in the Canadian Womens' Army Corp in Canada and the Netherlands. Following World War II she took secretarial training in Regina and then worked at the Department of Health until retiring in 1982. A Memorial Service will be held on Saturday, December 1, 2007 at 1:30 p.m. in Speers Funeral Chapel, 2136 College Avenue with a reception to follow. Interment will take place on Monday, December 3, 2007 at the Stoughton Cemetery.
- Elsie Emma. On August 25th, 2006, Elsie Emma Allen of Benson, Sask. passed away at the age of 80 years. Funeral Services will be held Thursday, August 31st at 11:00 a.m. from Grace United Church, Stoughton, Sask. Interment to follow in Green Acres Memorial Gardens, Weyburn.
- Vera May (nee Slater), 95; teacher, farmer, homemaker, born May 12, 1906, SE 8-9-8 W2 near Stoughton, SK; died June 9, 2001, Grenfell, SK. Eldest child of Ontario homesteaders to the North West Territories 1900 and 1902: Edith Mary Nellis (1883-1952) and Thomas Edwin Slater (1867-1943). Taught at Brownhill country school; married Bert Amy, who farmed next door on the Amy's 1898 homestead. Raised four children: Edwin (Margaret Thompson), Blake (Joan Parsons), Gordon (Fran Payer), Vera Jean (Wayne Dupuis). Delighted in 18 grandchildren, 44 great-grandchildren and three great-great-grandchildren. Served her community with energy and enthusiasm: member United Church, Order of the Eastern Star, Women's Institute and other organizations. Descended from farmers, teachers and business people who gradually homesteaded across North America beginning 1710 in New York, New Jersey and Pennsylvania, including three farmers turned soldiers, Thomas Hollywood, killed at Battle of Camden, South Carolina, 1780; Thomas Hollywood (1765-1863), King's American Regiment; William Dunmead, 1st New Jersey Volunteers. Survivors evacuated as United Empire Loyalists 1783 and homesteaded twice: on the St. John River, N.B., and in Elgin Co., Upper Canada, 1810. Other Niagara Peninsula homesteaders were Sarah Dunmead; Robert H. Nelles/Mary Ann Tufford; Samuel S. Hollywood/Elizabeth Pritchard. Vera's maternal grandparents, Charles Nelles (1853-1917)/Sarah Elizabeth Hollywood (1853-1929), also homesteaded twice: 1900 at SE 18-8-9-W2 and Alberta before returning to SK. Vera's paternal great-grandparents, William Jenkins (1800-1856)/Elizabeth Allen (1804-1879), of Sligo Co., Ireland, homesteaded near Rosemont, Adjala Tp., Simcoe Co., Ont., 1835. Vera's paternal grandparents were also born in Sligo: Mary Jenkins (1834-1899)/Peter F. Slater (1818-1891) farmed near Mono Mills, Mono Tp. and Beeton, Tecumseth Tp. Peter was a teacher who immigrated from Sligo to Tullamore and Hockley, Ont., in 1842 with his sisters Rachel (Lindsay) and Olivia (McKim) - see The Yellow Briar by Patrick Slater. Vera is survived by her many descendants who continue to farm, teach and pursue business interests; sister, Noreene Ross, Grenfell; sister-in-law, Marian Rice Slater, Binscarth, Man.; cousin Mary (Jack) Nellis, Medicine Hat and USA; Lindsey, Brett, Jenkins cousins in Ontario; Jenkins/Brett/Cumberland/McDougald cousins, Maple Creek; and her mother Edith's first cousin, Edward Hollywood Lewis, South Carolina. Predeceased by Bert, 1988; sons, Edwin William (1929-2000), and Ross Gordon (1935-1978); two grandchildren, Sharon Elizabeth, 1966, Geoffrey Alan, 1969-97; nephews, Donald Allan Ross, 1949-94; Thomas Edward Robert Fitzgerald, 1942-2000; brother-in-law Eric Mackenzie Ross, 1980; Slater siblings - Edith Claire (Fred, 1988) Nicol, 1907-71; Nelles Jane (John, 1993) Mollard, 1909-93; Lenore Muriel Fitzgerald (Alfred) Boone, 1911-92; Walter Edwin (Olive Bartlett, 1988), 1912-68; Hubert John, 1916-84, served WWII navy; Frederick Charles (Mary Smith, 1996), 1919-81, served WWII army; homesteading uncles, William Jenkins Slater, Govan; Walter Nellis, Alberta; homesteading aunts, Mary Jane Slater Thompson, Gull Lake, Ann Esmina Slater Hodgson, Maple Creek; aunts Margaret May Slater (1876-1944), nurse, New York City; Blanche Nellis Gordon (1881-1950s), San Francisco; and career-minded cousins, Iola Hodgson Lane, military nurse, Pearl Harbor, Hawaii, Dec. 7, 1941; Olivia Lindsey, Weyburn teacher 1903-06, missionary and United Church Minister, Japan, 1920s-41. (Prepared in celebration of Aunt Vera's long life, well lived; in honour of our parents; and for the family history. - F.C. Slater-Smith)
- Louis Rene Francois, aged 78 years, passed away with his family by his side on Sunday, March 17th, 2002, at the Long Term Care Unit, St. Joseph's Hospital, Estevan. He was predeceased by his parents Charles & Madeleine Augey, his loving wife Marie & his brother Marcel. He is survived by his loving family of daughter Deborah of Estevan, four sons; Stephen of Calgary, AB, David (Donna) their children Ashley and Blade; Desmond (Dominique) their children; Adam, Emerson, Issac and Odin; Gilles (Christine) their children; Marshall, Cameron and Stephen all of Australia. He is also survived by his sister Helene (Albert) Coderre of Moraga, California and brothers Chas (Marge) Augey of Houston, Texas, and Rene (Isabelle) Augey of Stoughton, SK. and a large extended family and many friends. Prayers will be held on Friday, March 22nd, 2002 8:00 p.m. from Boire Funeral Home, 937 Henry St., Estevan, Sk. A celebration of Dad's life will take place at the Sacred Heart R.C. Church, Benson, Sk. on Saturday, March 23rd, 2002 at 10:00 a.m.
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- Audrey (nee Poole). On Wednesday, May 8, 2002, Audrey Bagnell, late of Stoughton, passed away at the age of 74 years. Predeceased by her husband, Walter Bagnell; her mother and father, Bertha and Leslie Poole; her brothers: Albert Poole and Bazel Poole; her sisters: Ilean Hebert and Thelma Beckstead. Audrey is survived by her children: Heather (Tim) Carlson of Midale; Larry (Jennifer) Bagnell of Regina; and Jason Bagnell of Stoughton; grandchildren: Trudy (Corey) Backlun of Estevan, Kristy (Greg Johnston) Carlson of Weyburn, Kathleen Bagnell of Regina and Leah Bagnell of Regina; two great granddaughters: TaMaira and Taylor Backlun of Estevan; her brother, Garth "Bun" Poole of Stoughton, as well as numerous nieces and nephews. Audrey Gertrude Bagnell was born June 9, 1927 at Huntoon. She was one of six children born to Bertha and Les Poole. Audrey attended school at Froude and graduated there. On June 4, 1947 she married Walter Ray Bagnell. They were married for 42 years until Walter's passing in 1989. Walter and Audrey had three children: Heather, Larry and Jason. She was also blessed with four granddaughters and two great granddaughters, who she loved and spoiled rotten. Walter and Audrey lived in Huntoon and Froude for many years until moving to Stoughton in 1984. Audrey enjoyed curling and driving the old Yamaha snowmobile, pulling the kids behind her on an old car hood. She loved to bake and was a good baker. She always had lots of homemade buns, bread, tarts and other goodies on hand. Every weekend she planned a Sunday dinner for the family. Audrey always enjoyed her cup of tea and talking on the phone to family and friends. She also enjoyed spending time with family at barbecues and birthday parties. She liked going to wherever the kids were camping and just relaxing. Audrey moved into the Newhope Pioneer Lodge at Stoughton a few months ago and resided there until her passing. A graveside service was held Saturday, May 11, at 3:30 p.m. from Stoughton Cemetery, Stoughton, with Rev. Heather Lea officiating. All those in attendance were considered to be honorary pallbearers. The active pallbearers were: Bob Hoff, Terry Poole, Randy Poole and Todd Campbell.
- Harry (October 5, 1934 - October 29, 2006). His struggle is finally over and he has been set free. After walking with courage and dignity through the journey of Alzheimer disease, on Sunday, October 29, 2006, embraced by the love of his family, Harry passed away at Newhope Pioneer Lodge in Stoughton, SK. Harry was predeceased by his parents, Harry and Mary Balon (Koester); step-father Ernest Koester; brother Nick Balon; sisters, Violet Schnell and Gladys Kaczmarski; in-laws, Wess and Violet Phillips, Iris and Jake Folk, Earl Schnell and Ralph Nielsen; niece Beverley Schnell and nephew Richard Nielsen. He is survived by his wife of 47 years, Carol (Phillips); daughters, Heather (Eddy) Barmann, Tracy (Richard) Zambory and Lisa (Kevin) Sorsdahl; son Miles (Denise) Balon and special `daughter' Susan (Ken) Ellingson; grandchildren, Jaycee (Chris) Piper, Nolan (Jaime) Balon, Taureann and Tristan Barmann, Adam and Wessley Zambory, Thomas, Maya and Anwen Sorsdahl; great grandchildren, Kienen, Cale, Karson and Kaden Piper; sisters, Annie Lipon, Jeanne (George) Miller, Elena (Dave) Wartman and Millie (Peter) Scott; brothers-in-law, Victor Kaczmarski and Gerald (Jean) Phillips; sister-in-law Marian Balon, along with numerous nieces and nephews. A celebration of Harry's life will be held on Wednesday, November 1, 2006 at 2:00 p.m. at Grace United Church, Stoughton, SK, with Rev. Brian Ast officiating. Interment will follow in the Stoughton Town Cemetery.
- Philomene Marie (nee Dube) 1912 - 2011 In her 99th year, in the loving company of family, Philomene Marie Bard passed away peacefully June 27, 2011, at Glengarry Hospital in Victoria. (Appreciation is expressed to Glengarry staff and Dr. M Saunders for the care they provided.) Phyl, as she was affectionately known, was born on her parentís farm near Benson, Saskatchewan. She attended Benson Convent boarding school before obtaining an RN diploma at the Grey Nuns School of Nursing in Regina in 1933. Phyl specialized in obstetrics and later in infectious diseases. Her nursing career was interrupted during the depression and during years of childrearing, but spanned forty years. In 1935, Phyl married Fredrick G. Bard. Fred was a conservationist who, before his death in 1989, received national honours for his work in preserving Whooping Cranes and establishing Saskatchewan's Museum of Natural History (now RSM) at Wascana Lake. In addition to lovingly raising their three children, Phyl became adept at caring for injured and abandoned wildlife that Fred frequently brought home. Following retirement, Phyl and Fred moved to White Rock, BC, where Phyl pursued her interests in gardening, fishing, canning and cooking, winemaking, sewing, and bridge. But Phyl was more than a consummate homemaker, she was a home builder. In her early 70ís, Phyl prepared a floor plan, tendered, and oversaw construction of their next house in Surrey. Eventually in 2001, to be closer to family and a wonderful church community, she moved into St Clare Villa in St. Patrickís Parish in Victoria. Phyl is survived by her son, Donald H. Bard (Margaret) of Westminster, CA; and by twin RN daughters Arlene M. Feltz (Louis) of Albuquerque, NM; and Lorene M. Freeman (William) of Victoria, BC. She has been further blessed with eight grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren. Phyl will be remembered by those who knew her as a dedicated and multi-talented mother, and as professional and personal caregiver. She would offer loving counsel, and a meal and helping hand to family, friends, and strangers alike. A Memorial Mass will be held on Friday, July 8, at 12:00 noon at St. Patrick's Catholic Church, 2060 Haultain St., Victoria. Reception at the church will follow.
- Armin. It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of our Father, Opa and Brother, Armin Barmann. With his family by his side, Armin left us peacefully on Saturday, February 11, 2006. Armin was predeceased by his parents Helmuth and Martha Barmann; and granddaughter Miriam Lemoine. He is survived by his daughter Rita (Luc) Lemoine and their daughter Emilie; son Mark (Jocelynn Genaille) Barmann and their daughter Haily; his children's mother Ellen Barmann, all of Regina; brother Ed (Heather) Barmann and their children Taureann and Tristan; brother Willie Barmann, all of Stoughton; and brother Gerhard (Sabine) Barmann of Germany. Special thanks to the staff of 2W at Pioneer Village and 4A at the Pasqua Hospital for their kind and compassionate care. A service celebrating Armin's life will be held at Regina Funeral Home, Hwy #1 East, Regina, SK on Saturday, February 18, 2006 at 10:00 a.m. with interment to follow at Stoughton Cemetery, Stoughton, SK at 3:00 p.m.
- Martha (nee Wendel). On Sunday, March 11, 2001, Martha Barmann, late of Stoughton, passed away at New Hope Pioneer Lodge at the age of 95 years. Predeceased by her husband, Helmut Barmann in 1944; her parents, Adolf and Mina Wendel; her grandparents, Ferdinand and Wilhelmina Thiede; her brother, Erich Wendel, and sisters: Emmi Laborius and Klara Wendel. Martha is survived by her children: Armin of Regina, Eherhard (Heather) of Stoughton, Gerhard (Sabine) of Sylt, Germany and Gotthard of Stoughton; her grandchildren: Rita (Luc) Lemoine, Mark (Jocelyn) Barmann, Taureann and Tristan Barmann and daughter-in-law, Ellen Barmann; her sister, Trude (Gerhard) Schulz of Gunsburg, Germany, and numerous nieces and nephews. Martha was born on August 31, 1905 in Ketzin/Havel, Germany. She lived with her grandparents, Ferdinand and Wilhelmina Thiede. Martha trained as a housekeeper and went to work for the Wuppermann family when she was 16 years old. She enjoyed keeping the house and helping with the children. Martha worked until her marriage to Helmut Barmann in June of 1933. Martha and Helmut lived in Teltow. They were blessed with four sons, Armin, Eherhard, Gerhard and Gotthard. Martha lost her husband in WWII and was left to raise her children alone. Martha had to leave her children sometimes for days on end just to buy food. She knew much sorrow and hardship, and she came through it with a strength and perseverance that few people have. Martha went back to work for the Wuppermann family until her retirement. She immigrated to Canada in 1971 and went to live in Regina. She then moved to Weyburn where she lived until 1990. Martha was nothing if not stubborn, and this could be seen in her unwillingness to learn to speak English. This inability did not hamper her in the least. She enjoyed watching "Another World" everyday and could tell you what was going on if you had missed an episode. Martha moved to Stoughton in April of 1990. She lived on her own until January of 1997 when she became a resident of the Newhope Pioneer Lodge. When Martha moved to Stoughton, everyone who knew her referred to her as Oma. Oma will be sadly missed by her family. Auf Wiedersehen, Oma. Funeral service was held Monday, March 19 at 2:00 p.m. from Grace United Church, Stoughton, with Rev. Jann Sampson officiating. Interment followed in Stoughton Cemetery. The active pallbearers were members of her family.
- George Walter Barnes, late of Weyburn, and formerly of Stoughton, passed away at Weyburn on Monday, March 1, 2004 at the age of 74 years. The funeral service will be held at 2:00 p.m. Friday, March 5, 2004 from Grace United Church, Stoughton, with Rev. B. Ast officiating. Interment to follow in Stoughton Town Cemetery.
- Richard Harold passed away on Monday, September 12, 2005 at the age of 83 years. A Funeral Service will be held on Saturday, September 17, 2005 at 2:00 p.m., from Grace United Church, Stoughton, Sask. with Rev. Brian Ast officiating, Interment to follow at the Stoughton Community Cemetery.
- Anne Muriel Beckman passed away in Stoughton, on January 23, 2004 at the age of 88 years. She was born on February 10, 1920 in Avonhurst to a family of four kids. Anne was schooled in Regina while living with the Lindsays, a foster family. On March 11, 1951 Anne married Gordon Beckman. She was a farmer's wife and partner, full time homemaker, bookkeeper, mother and grandmother. Life was tough but Anne was a very strong person and always had a positive attitude which she tried to encourage in her children. Anne enjoyed drawing, painting, taking care of her family and farm; she enjoyed the farm animals, making pets of some and giving them names. Anne was busy with her family and farming and would take in the odd dance with her girls and she enjoyed this time out. Anne did not attend any church but enjoyed talking to others who did. At one Halloween dance, Anne dressed up in a half man/half woman costume and bugged son Danny until he was really upset. When she was finally unmasked the family had a good laugh because Danny was the only one who didn't know it was his mom. Anne lived in a number of places over the years, Moose Jaw, Regina, Broadview, Corning area, then to the farm at Stoughton which she called home for 53 years. There were a number of special events that Anne took part in, one was a family reunion at River Park which the whole family attended around 1985. The other was her 80th birthday party in the Stoughton Legion with a surprise guest, Ruth, from Moose Jaw, whom Anne was really happy to see. Anne had an unconditional love for her children and grandkids, she was a kind and gentle person who was ready to help anyone. Predecased by her daughter Merri Lynne, brother Fred Hawks and sister-in-law Beatrice Beckman. Anne is survived by her husband of 53 years, Gordon Beckman; daughters: Jackie (Garry) Kwiatkowski, Pat (Dennis) Kerr and Trinkette Beckman; sons: James (Linda) Beckman, John (Gail) Beckman, Timothy (Colleen) Beckman and Danny (Brenda) Beckman; 17 grandchildren and eight great grandchildren; sisters: Bertha Pariesson and Helen Lindsay; sister-in-law, Ruth (Murray) King; two half brothers: Fred (Joan) Shiels and Ken (Gail) Shields. Funeral service was held on Tuesday, January 27 at 2:00 p.m. from Fletcher Funeral Chapel, Weyburn, with Rev. Brian Ast officiating. Interment will be held at a later date.
- Gordon Herman Beckman late of Stoughton, passed away on July 12, 2009 at the age of 91 years old. He was predeceased by his wife, Anne Muriel (nee: Shiels); his parents, Herman and Luilla Beckman; brother: Howard (Nielson) Beckman; sisters: Beatrice Margaret Beckman and Gladys Hazel Beckman; two children, Merri Lynne Beckman and Jacqueline Kwiatkowski. Gordon is survived by his children: Pat (Dennis) Kerr, James (Linda) Beckman, John (Gale) Beckman, Timothy (Colleen) Beckman, Danny (Brenda) Beckman, Trinkette Beckman, son in law, Garry Kwiatkowski, 16 grandchildren and 15 great grandchildren. Gordon Herman Beckman married Anne Muriel Shiels, on January 16, 1951. They were married for 53 years. A Celebration of Gordon's life was held at the Beckman Farm, Saturday July 18, 2009.
- Earl Campbell Beggs (November 3, 1919 - May 13, 2006). It is with profound sadness that we announce the passing of our husband and father, Earl Campbell Beggs. Earl was born at Forget, Saskatchewan. He attended Alma primary school and later graduated from Arcola High School. He started farming at Huntoon, Saskatchewan in 1942 and retired from same in 1986 when he and Edna relocated from Weyburn to Victoria, BC. Earl is survived by his beloved wife of 58 years, Edna, daughters Bonnie (Greg) Benning of Victoria and Joan (Eric) Damjkar of Edmonton and sons Donald (Betty) of Carlyle, and Jeffrey (Wendy) of Victoria. Marnie, Melanie, Jonathan, Katharine, Chase, Jessica, Evan, Stefan and Michael will miss their Grandpa. At his request, no public funeral service will be held. Edna and the children would like to thank the staff at the Victoria General Hospital, James Bay Annex and Mount Tolmie Hospital for their kind and compassionate care of Earl.
- Stefan Irwin "Barney", with his wife and children at his side, passed away at the age of 64 years in Weyburn General Hospital on April 27, 2007 following a long year's struggle with cancer. Stefan Irwin (Barney) Bjarnason was born September 13, 1942 on the family farm at NW-19-8-9 W2 RM #65, the youngest of 11 children of Kristjan and Royal (Symes) Bjarnason. Irwin attended elementary school at Hudmore, a quarter of a mile east of the farm on highway 13, then grades 6 to 10 in Froude and grade 11 in Stoughton. Irwin developed an early love for the outdoors, hunting and trapping in the winter with his father. By the age of 10 or 11 he had his own trap line and was acknowledged for having caught the largest mink at that time. In 1958, he left school to work with his father on the farm as well as do seasonal work for numerous farmers in the district. During his working years he had many careers, including northern seismic, trucking, cab driving, bartending and custom farm work, but he always returned to his greatest passion, the land and farming. Irwin was always an innovator - willing to try new methods of farming before they became common practice. In 1974, he baled over 100,000 flax bales for the linen mills; he was among the first farmers in the district to use an air seeder and was the first organic farmer registered in the RM of Tecumseh. During the farm recession of the 80s he was responsible for changes made in lender policies and the Farm Debt Review Board. On October 5, 1972, Irwin married Dorothy Turton of Manor at Carmichael United Church in Regina. Over the next few years they moved to Bassano, AB, back to Weyburn and then to Froude were they lived until they purchased the family farm in 1977. During this time, Irwin and Dorothy were blessed with three children, Marla Mae born November 29, 1974, Koreana Stefanie born March 27, 1977 and Kevin Granger born June 17, 1980. Irwin continued to farm until his illness made it impossible to continue his life's work in the fields he loved. Following back surgery in May 2006, he was told he would never be able to ride his tractor again, but he surprised us all - riding that tractor two weeks later, back brace and all, and then surviving months longer than the doctors thought he would. Irwin was proud of his Icelandic heritage and like a true Viking, chose to "chance the rapids and dared to dance the tides." He enjoyed music and dancing (double time, of course), guns, Chevy vehicles, JD tractors, NH balers and Gleaner combines, playing pool, coffee at the Esso, A&W or Zippy Mart, DQ milkshakes, anything chocolate, reading, visiting with friends, a good laugh and/or a good argument. He was very proud of his children's accomplishments and later, those of his grandchildren. During his illness, family and friends came and went at will and the children played and visited around his bed while covering the walls with hand drawn pictures and trinkets. Irwin did not belong to any official community organizations, but was always first in line when it came to driving his nephews and nieces, then his children and their friends, and finally his grandchildren to Girl Guides, Cadets, sports and other school events, dances and parties. Over the years, Irwin employed many a local youth and several of his nephews for seasonal work on the farm and in his custom work. Living beside highway 13 for most of his life also meant he was often called out, usually in the night, to rescue drivers from the ditch, fix or refuel their vehicles or just to provide directions, often at no charge. Irwin readily shared his knowledge of farming, specifically organics, and was frequently called upon by neighbors for assistance in repairing their machinery or resetting the Deering knotters on their balers, a skill learned from his father on the old binders. He once turned down a job as the New Holland trouble shooter for southern Saskatchewan as it would have meant time on the road, away from his family and the farm; these were much more important to him than money or material things. Irwin was predeceased by his parents Kristjan and Royal, three brothers Ernest, Agust, and Gerald; four brothers-in-law Harry Ivan, Wilf Huber, Gordon Taylor and George Maas and his father-in-law David Turton. Irwin, better known to many as Barney, leaves to mourn his passing and to celebrate his life, Dorothy, his loving wife and friend of 34 years and his children and grandchildren: Marla and Calvin Gavelin of McCord; Koreana and Kaylee of Stoughton; Kevin, Laura, Brendan (Rogers), Breanna and Kristjan of Stoughton and Talisha Rogers of Weyburn; sisters and brothers: Lina Ivan, Weyburn; Ruby Taylor, Weyburn; Rae (Carmel), Regina Beach; Mary Maas, Weyburn; Anne Huber, Regina; Inga (Carman) Hill, Stoughton and Logan (Shirley) of Froude; mother-in-law Ruby Turton (Doug McKee), Melville; brothers and sisters-in-law: Lois, Creston, BC; Terry, Mississauga, ON; Dale (Wendy) Turton, Redvers; Joyce (Phil) Revet, Regina; Shirley (Dallas) Hortness, Chester, VA; Wesley (Margaret) Turton, Spruce Grove, AB; Ruth (Wayne) Sorensen, Melville as well as numerous nieces, nephews, relatives and friends. Funeral service was held in Stoughton School gym on May 1, at 7:00 p.m. with Rev Brian Ast officiating. A private family inurnment will be held at a later date.
- Melba Kathleen passed away peacefully on May 27, 2002. Melba was born in Stoughton, Saskatchewan on April 2, 1928. Her family lived in Kamsack and Winnipeg before she moved to Regina. She was predeceased by her parents, James & Cynthia, brothers Robert, Neil and Duncan, daughters Kathleen, Heather and Irene. She is loved and will be sadly missed by son Robert, grandchildren Justin Ray Worbel and Tyler George Desjarlais; sisters Ruth (Gil) Ruel, Jim, Monique and Aline, Mary Lasuta; niece Sandra (Gerry) McAuliffe and her special boys Billy, James and Scott Riddell. She will be remembered by special friends Wally Garrioch (Brenda) and family, Abe Garrioch (Shirley Schaeffer) and family, Bill Riddell (Ruth). A special thank you to her wonderful friend, Elinor Agar. A special thanks to all the nurses at the Palliative Care Unit. Their caring and understanding is sincerely appreciated. Melba delivered the Leader Post for many years and received many service awards. Growing up she loved horses and often spoke of her "Barney". She loved sports, especially watching the Blue Jays. She enjoyed all her time with family and friends. Funeral Service will be held Friday May 31, 2002 at 7:00 PM at Speers Funeral Chapel, 2136 College Avenue, Regina, SK. Father John Moriarty officiating.
- Dorothy Mary (nee Lund) Blain, it is with great sadness we announce that our mother, Dorothy Blain, passed away peacefully in her sleep on Sunday, May 22, 2005 at the age of 87 years. She was predeceased by her husband, Emile in 1998 and her brothers, Ronald and Harold Lund; sisters, Viola, Kathleen, and Rosemary. She is survived by her four children: Roland (Millie) Blain and David (Zonie) Blain, both of Calgary, AB; Norman (Linda) Blain of Winnipeg, MB; and Anne (Wes) Olver of Estevan; 13 grandchildren and ten great grandchildren; brother-in-law, Marcel Blain; sisters-in-law: Helen (Harold) Lund, Gertie (Roger) Blain, and Kay (John) Blain; and numerous nieces and nephews. Dorothy was born in Innis, Saskatchewan on September 30, 1917 to parents Axel Lund originally of Sweden, and Mary Hunter born on the Oregon Trail. She married Emile Blain, January 3, 1942 and they moved to a farm near Forget where she lived until retirement. Dorothy and Emile lived in Stoughton until Emile's death in 1998, when she moved into the New Hope Pioneer Lodge in Stoughton. The family is very grateful for the compassionate and loving care that she received there. Dorothy was a quiet, kind and gentle person, who loved to read, paint and do all kinds of needlework. She will be greatly missed by those who loved her. Prayers were held on Friday evening, May 27 at 7:30 p.m. at Our Lady of La Sallette Church in Forget. The funeral mass was held on Saturday, May 28 at 10:30 in the morning from Our Lady of La Sallette Roman Catholic Church, Forget, with Father Lorne Crozon Celebrant. Interment followed in the Forget Cemetery. The active pallbearers were her 13 grandchildren.
- Alvin Lanky. It is with sadness we announce the passing of Lanky Boers on October 19, 2013 at the age of 86 years. Lanky is predeceased by his sisters Hertha (Albert) Herman, Erna (Alex) Lausch, Hilda (Albert) Wilhelm, Katherine (Albert) Mack and Ruth (Don) Scott. Lanky is survived by his beloved "Chloe" Josephine Boers, his wife of 58 years; as well as nieces and nephews. Alvin Adolf was born to Jacob and Adoline Boers February 18, 1927 in Regina, Saskatchewan, and grew up on the family farm in Benson. He married Josephine Ashford December 3, 1954. Lanky and Josephine have resided in the same home in the Cathedral Area of Regina since that date. Lanky first began his working career at Simpsons in Regina. He later worked as a mechanic in various recreational and automotive dealerships in Regina, before finding his passion as a motorcycle mechanic at Prairie Motorcycle Ltd. In 1979, he and Josephine became partners in Prairie Motorcycle Ltd. where they remained until retirement. Lanky took great pride in servicing the motorcycling community in Regina and area for many years with his wealth of knowledge and passion for Harley-Davidson. Lanky was a long time member of the Saskatchewan Motorcycle Club Regina. He and Josephine rode to and participated in the Black Hills Rally in Sturgis, North Dakota for an amazing 49 concurrent years. Lanky continued to share his stories and ride his Motorcycle into the fall of this year. Lanky was also an accomplished musician, and was known as "The Honky-Tonk Man" due to his skill playing honky-tonk piano. He took great pride in sharing his cassette recordings with his many friends. In recent years Lanky rode or drove to the Wascana Rehabilitation Centre every day to visit Josephine and play the piano for her and all to enjoy. Lanky along with his motorcycle expertise, music, and storytelling will be greatly missed by his relatives and extended "Motorcycling Family". A MEMORIAL SERVICE will be held at Regina Funeral Home, Hwy #1 East, Regina, on Friday, October 25, 2013 at 2:00 p.m
- Richard Robert. On Saturday, January 27, 2001, Richard Robert Bohn, late of Stoughton, passed away accidentally at the age of 42 years. Predeceased by his grandparents, William and Kathleen Bohn and Melvin and Peggy Wright, and by his mother, Rosemary Wysoskey. Richard will be lovingly remembered by his wife, Doris Bohn and their children, Cristina and Nikole Bohn of Stoughton; his father Winston (Ieleen) Bohn of Regina; stepfather Terry Wysoskey of Saskatoon; special friend, Bill Noyes of Stoughton; sister and brother-in-law, Garth and Judy Graham of Stoughton and their children: Stacey Graham (Kirk) of Arcola and Randy Graham of Stoughton; brothers: Gary (Vivian) Bohn of Regina, Wade (Cheryllynn) Klassen-Bohn of Saskatoon, Brian (Deanna) Wysoskey of Saskatoon; sister Laurie Friesen of Edmonton, AB; brother Brad Bohn of Regina; mother-in-law Doris (John) Wingert of Regina; step brothers and sisters: Michael (Luella) Schofield of Regina, Deanna Anderson of Victoria, BC, Melanie (David) Dueck of Regina; brothers-in-law: Ross (Mary) Dechaine of Halifax, NS, John (Jocelyn) Dechaine of Gimli, MB; as well as numerous nieces, nephews and other relatives. Funeral service was held Wednesday, January 31 at 2:00 p.m. from Grace United Church, Stoughton, with Rev. Jann Sampson officiating. Interment followed in Stoughton cemetery. All those in attendance were considered to be honorary pallbearers. The active pallbearers were: Darrin Brooks, Kirk Tanner, Blair Karlunchuck, Chad Karlunchuck, Kevin Dyke and Greg Houston.
- Harold Grover Booth passed away on November 28, 2010 at the age of 83 at home surrounded by love. He was born in Stoughton, Sask. the youngest of three children to Frank and Edna Booth. Harold retired from SaskTel after 35 years of service in 1980. He and the love of his life, Rosamond Mary Devenish Booth retired to Victoria, B.C. Harold is pre-deceased by his wife Rosamond and grandson Jamie Booth, brother Ed Booth and sister Bernice Mann. Harold is survived by his 6 children; Rod Booth (Sheila), Bobbie Booth, Karen Campbell, Jim Booth (Cindy), Sheelagh Forsythe (Ron), Sheree Tetlock (Gary); grandchildren, Jeff, Dan, Jeremy, Matthew, Douglas, Ian, Molly, Sarah, Marshall, Amy and Samantha; and great grandchildren Kennedy, James, Hudson, Leo, Emily and MacKenzie. He was a proud veteran, an accomplished stained glass artist, avid reader, gardener, all around handy-man, and a passionate Saskatchewan Roughrider fan. Harold was proud of his grandfather's (E.A. Partridge) contribution to the farmer's movement, which eventually became the United Grain Growers Limited. He was a gentle, soft spoken man who touched and inspired all those who were fortunate enough to know him. Dad was always admired for his integrity, humility, quick wit and kind twinkling eyes. By his request, there will be no formal service. A gathering of remembrance will be held in typical Booth fashion at a future date. When you think of Grampy think TERRIFIC!!
- Madia Myrtle Mohns-Bouey, age 89 years, passed away on Wednesday, July 30, 2008 at Pioneer Village in Regina, SK, due to complications resulting from a fall in May 2008. Madia was born on May 27, 1919 at Stoughton, SK. She leaves to mourn her husband Martin Bouey of Regina, SK; son Dale Mohns of Edmonton, AB; daughter Dian (Dale) Fowlow of Stoughton; step daughter Marge (Jim) Bett of Caroline, AB; step son Orville (Mavis) Bouey of Pilot Butte, SK; six grandchildren, Gary (Glenda) Fowlow of Estevan, SK, Chris (Val) Fowlow of Edmonton, Darren (Shawna) Fowlow of Kelowna, B.C., Rob (Kerri) Fowlow of Ottawa, ON, Roy Bosse of Edmonton and Debbie (Doug) Brown of Sooke, B.C.; seven step grandchildren; seven great grandchildren; sisters, Lydena Clancy, Edna Maitland and Ruby Coombs; mother-in-law Eva Mohns; sisters-in-law, Ruth Mohns, Edith Mohns, Betty Griffin, Bernice (Calvin) Graham and Myrna (Ron) Fissel, as well as numerous nieces, nephews and extended family. A Memorial Service for Madia will be held on Thursday, August 7, 2008 at 2:00 p.m. from Grace United Church, Stoughton, SK, with Rev. Deborah Laforet officiating. Interment will follow in the Stoughton Town Cemetery.
- Alice Gertrude (nee Barker) March 9, 1913 - January 8, 2010. Alice Gertrude Bowes passed away peacefully in Victoria, B.C. on January 8, 2010. Service of Thanksgiving for her life was held at First Metropolitan Church, Victoria, B.C. on Friday, February 19, 2010, conducted by Rev. Gordon Cann. Alice Bowes was predeceased by her husband Lorne Bowes; her parents John Wilber and Mabel Barker, brothers Alfred, Vernon and Bill and her sister Florence Derrick. She is remembered with love by her sisters Laura Esselmont (Roy) Winnipeg, Manitoba and Belva Walker Victoria, B.C., and by nineteen nieces and nephews. Alice Bowes was born in Kisbey, Saskatchewan March 9, 1913, where she grew up and was educated. Following her marriage to Lorne Bowes, she lived in Stroughton, Saskatchewan where they owned a Dry Goods and Grocery store for over 50 years. On retirement they moved to Weyburn, Saskatchewan. She was active in the communities in which she lived. She was pianist in the United Church in Stoughton for 28 years, curled, deceloped a branch of the Provincial Library. She joined the Fern Rebekah Lodge # 33 in Kisbey in 1931 and was a member for 79 years, having received her 60 years and 75 years pins of recognition. She enjoyed her volunteer work with The Victoria Symphony Orchestra. Her love of travel took her to Europe and Hawaii, her last trip being to England in 2008. She enjoyed many hobbies, including knitting, petit point, and needle point and she was an avid reader and lover of music. Her family and friends have beautiful pieces of her handiwork. Alice was unpretentious and lived the Golden Rule Do unto others as you would have others do unto you. She had the gift of lasting friendship. We are saddened by her death but grateful for her life well lived Interment of her ashes will be beside her husband in Regina, Sask. on July 17, 2010. We're taking Alice's ashes back to Regina, to be buried beside Lorne at Regina Memorial Gardens on Saturday, July 17th, at 11 a.m. We'll gather on the service road, then drive in together. Anyone who would like to say a few words will be welcome. There will be a reception afterwards, at the Chateau Regina, 1110 Victoria Avenue E.
- Rachel "Rose" (nee Solomon). On Wednesday, November 17, 1999, Rachel "Rose" Bowes, late of Stoughton, passed away at New Hope Lodge, at the age of 83 years. Predeceased by her loving husband of 50 years, Carl Bowes; three brothers: Frank, Louis and Joe; and three sisters: Irene, Helen and Margaret. Rose is survived by one daughter, Sharon (Bill) Paulenko; two sons: Larry (Claudette) Bowes and Richard (Leona) Bowes; nine grandchildren: Tammy, Monty, Chamdra, Kelly, Bobbie-Jo, Shane, Melissa, Mallory and Reid; three great grandchildren: Annissa, Bret and Samuel; one brother, Alex Solomon; as well as numerous nieces and nephews. Rachel was born and raised on a farm near Parkerview, SK, along with her four brothers and three sisters. There, she met Carl, her husband of 50 years, while he was putting up hay for his livestock during the Depression. They were married July 1, 1935 at Yorkton and started their home on the Bowes family farm at Stoughton, where they raised three children, Sharon, Larry and Richard. Rachel, or Rose as she was known to many, worked both on and off the farm. For several years she worked as a medical receptionist for Dr. Markoff. She was very well known for her cooking, and worked as a cook at the Newhope Pioneer Lodge, and later, while living in Weyburn, she worked as a cook at Mt. St. Mary's. Rachel was an active member of the Margaret Armstrong Rebekah Lodge and was Past Noble Grand. Her greatest love was her family and friends, and her generosity will be remembered by many. She is fondly remembered and will be sadly missed by her family and many friends. Funeral service was held Saturday, November 20 at 2:00 p.m. from Grace United Church, Stoughton, with Rev. Jann Sampson officiating. Interment followed in Stoughton Cemetery. All those in attendance were considered to be honorary pallbearers. The active pallbearers were: Bob, Barney, Darrel and Doug Solomon, Allan Heemen and Francis Alexander
- Irene Elizabeth (nee Dodge) died peacefully at Moose Jaw Extendicare on December 15, 2006. She was born January 11, 1912 at Stoughton, Sask. Irene was predeceased by her husband William at Govan, Sask. in 1936; a brother Frederick Dodge in 1989; and several brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law. She is survived by her son William (Bill) Bradley and his wife Betty of Moose Jaw, SK; grandsons Patrick (Lesley) and Mitchell (Carol) of Calgary, AB; Gordon Lee(Donna) of Maple Ridge, BC; greatgrandchildren Jared and Selena Lee and Luc Vachon; her brother Charles (Betty) Dodge of Cabri, Sask.; sisters-in-law Helen Bradley and Norma Bradley; and many nieces and nephews. Irene was a graduate of Regina General Hospital in 1934 and did private duty nursing for many years until about 1970 when a fractured hip ended her formal nursing career. She resided in Regina until moving to Moose Jaw to the Bentley in December 2001. Irene was a longtime member of the Westminster United Church in Regina. A Memorial Service will be held on Tuesday, December 19, 2006 at 2:00 p.m. at Moose Jaw Funeral Home. Rev. Allen Doerksen of St. Aidan's Anglican Church officiating. Interment will take place at a later date at Govan, Sask.
- Henry Joseph Napoleon. It is with great sadness that we announce the sudden passing of our husband, father, and grandfather, brother, uncle and cousin, Henry Joseph Napoleon Breault on December 5, 2001. A celebration of Henry's life was held at Our Lady of LaSalette Roman Catholic Church in Forget on December 10 with Father Joachim Tyrtania officiating. Interment followed at Forget Cemetery. Henry was predeceased by his parents Wilfred and Maria Breault, two sisters, Louise Verbeem and Christina Houle, two brothers-in-law, Gordon Lockhart and Arthur Houle. He will be lovingly remembered by his wife of 44 years, Mary; his nine children: Lorraine (Laurie) Walbaum of Weyburn; Joanne (Harvey) Smith of Moose Jaw in summer, southern U.S. in winter; Simone Breault (Conrad Tuchscherer) of Regina; Paul (Celine) Breault of Edmonton, AB; Denise (Doug) Corrin of Moose Jaw; Carl (Kandace) Breault of Regina; Larry (Annette) Breault of Stoughton; Jerry Breault (Elaine Yetz) of Wetaskiwin, AB; Monica (Kim) Oltean of Regina; one sister, Irene Lockhart of Winnipeg, MB; one brother, Marcel (Lucille) Breault of Forget; one brother-in-law Andy (Rita) Verbeem of Forget; 16 grandchildren Derrick (Risa Pilkey), Brett, Michelle and Garett Walbaum, Duane, Angie and Candace Smith, Christine Breault, Bradley, Cheyne Kohl and Nathan Corrin, Deja Fischer and Billie-Joe Mandock, Meagan and Ashley Breault, and Kyle Oltean; one great uncle, Ben Weise of Stoughton, and numerous nieces, nephews, and cousins. Pallbearers were Ivan Huriet, Cedric Guillemin, Wayne Colby, Randy Walbaum, Colin Vogel, and Rheaume Richaud. All those in attendance were considered honourary pallbearers. Henry was born on the family farm near Benson on March 15, 1928. In 1929, the family moved to north of Forget. He took his schooling at St. Joseph's Convent in Forget, where they boarded during the week and went home on weekends. He attended school from November 1936 to June 1942, achieving grade 7. Despite the lack of formal education, he was a very good reader and a very articulate writer - much of it self-taught. He worked on the farm for his father during the summers. In the winters of 1946 and 1948 he went to work in the coal mines at Trail, BC. He continued to work for his father until his passing in 1961. In the fall of 1955, he met Mary Helen Lake. They were married in October of 1957. They lived in a trailer on his father's farm until April of 1961, when they moved to their own half section of land. At that time he also rented some land. They began to raise cattle (and children) and they gradually acquired more land. Their first year of farming on their own proved to be less than ideal. 1961 was a very bad year with no crop and only three inches of rain for the entire growing season. They were milking ten cows by this time. They sold the cream and Dad worked for the R.M. and the P.F.R.A. to help make ends meet. In the spring of 1962, they seeded all their land to crop. They had a "bumper" crop and got a better start at farming, only to be hailed out in 1963! By 1969, their family had reached "bumper crop" proportions. They had nine children, five girls and four boys, including one set of twins. Although Henry never became involved in the church affairs, the entire family attended most Sunday masses. Often during seeding and harvest he would feel he was too busy and could not afford the time away from the land. No matter how scarce the money was in the early years Henry always gave a small donation to the church. If he had a good crop he would sometimes give a little extra at the end of the year. In 1965, as the family grew, they began their new home. This took several years to complete, going only as money and time were available to do it. Once the outer shell was finished he only worked at the inside during the winter months when he couldn't work outside. At the same time they began the house they also hand-planted a large shelter belt of evergreens, poplars and caraganas from seedlings about 6 to 8 inches high. They constantly needed attention of watering, weeding, etc. Imagine hauling water for 500 baby trees! Every year they added more trees to the original ones. Gradually, they built a new barn, two quonsets, a cattle shelter, corrals, a garage, an addition on the house and numerous grain bins. Until 1997, they had about 100 head of cattle, which they sold the year after Mary had her heart attack. Once the cattle were gone Henry still continued to acquire more land, owning 19 quarters at his passing. In the winters Henry supplemented their income by blowing snow for the R.M. and the P.F.R.A. manager. He also did all of his own books. In 1982 Henry and Mary celebrated their 25th wedding anniversary with all their children and grandchildren present. In 1997 they celebrated their 40th anniversary with all family members who could attend. Henry was a person who had very high expectations of himself and others. He often did not understand when others were not as motivated to meet those expectations. He truly lived to work, whereas the rest of today's society works to live and then enjoy our leisure times and activities with our children. In our society there are few left with the drive, motivation and determination that he had. He lived by the Bible, in the sense that he lived life to the fullest - he definitely packed every minute of work that he possibly could into each day. He did not ever put off until tomorrow what he could do today. He did not allow himself much relaxation or leisure time. He really didn't allow himself many frills except the large farm equipment which he purchased with pride. He felt those were necessary because they helped him earn the living. Food was the other frill he spent his money on. In terms of leisure activities he did buy a boat while we were growing up. We also had a couple of snowmobiles. He had many health problems over the years. He suffered two strokes, one in November 1989 and one last February. He was diabetic and had high blood pressure for many years. Despite all this, he thought he was invincible. He fought hard to recover from both strokes, which left him in a weakened condition and less than perfect mobility. He worked as hard at the therapy as he did at the farm work. He never gave up. He was very good at anything with his hands. He could fix anything in the house or anything that went wrong on any piece of his machinery. Given a problem to solve, he would thrive on thinking of an inexpensive solution. That often meant crafting a part himself or remanufacturing an existing one. In this, he was meticulous and methodical. He could take every part out of a tractor and somehow get it all back together in running order, with no pieces left over. Time was no object - it might take him all winter to overhaul a tractor. Like many farmer's wives Mary was very patient until he got around to fixing the stove, dryer, etc. because it didn't make any sense to pay someone to do something you could do yourself. The same was true if there was a sick animal. Henry would only call the vet when he had done all he could with the medicines he had at home. Nothing was wasted - he saved every old part in case it might have another use. Sometimes he had to spend two days looking for it when that other use did come along. As we remember Henry's days with us we have to be proud of his accomplishments. Much of the life skills we possess today, we learned from his example. Even though we couldn't always work with him, the knowledge, drive and mechanical know-how will be carried on, not only to his children, but to future generations. He has not left us. He will always be alive in our hearts.
- Mathilda "Tillie" (nee Lepine). On Tuesday, October 5, 1999, Mathilda "Tillie" Brems, late of Stoughton passed away at New Hope Pioneer Lodge at the age of 91 years. Tillie was born December 23, 1907 at Forget, SK. Predeceased by her parents James and Marie Lepine; two sisters: Eugenie (Antonio) Bonin and Lilliane (Ludger) Vallee; four brothers-in-law: James Flower, Fred Brems, Gert Brems and Antonio Bonin; and by her loving husband of 58 years, Bob Brems. Mathilda is survived by her brothers and sisters: Emile (Bert) Lepine, Marie Flower, Wilfred (Amelie) Lepine, and Germine (John) Breunel, all of St. Rose Du Lac, MB; Blanche (Walter) Powney of Winnipeg; and Rene (Dot) Lepine of Hamiota, MB; as well as several nieces and nephews. Funeral service was held Saturday, October 9 at 2:00 p.m. from Grace United Church, Stoughton, with Rev. Jann Sampson officiating. Interment followed in Stoughton cemetery. The active pallbearers were: Emile Breunel, John Breunel, Jim Dumur, Wilfred Vallee, Wilfred Coderre, and Harold Coderre. All others in attendance were considered to be honorary pallbearers.
- George Norman. On Monday, September 3, 2001, George Norman Brewer, late of Stoughton, passed away at Weyburn General Hospital, at the age of 73 years. George was born July 4, 1928 in the R.M. of Gap View to Jim and Ivah Brewer. He was predeceased by his wife, Kathleen; his parents, Jim and Ivah; two sisters: Hazel and Florence; sister-in-law, Muriel; brother-in-law, Harry; one grandson and one nephew, David. George is survived by two sons: John (Terry) and Gary (Heather) and two daughters: Jennifer (Larry) and Laurie Anne (Donovan); nine grandchildren; six brothers: Ken, Jim (Marge), Dan (Janene), Earl (Sylvia), Harold (Dianne) and Charley (Mae); one sister Merle (Larry) Leister; as well as numerous nieces and nephews. Funeral service was held Thursday, September 6 at 2:00 p.m. from Fletcher Funeral Chapel, Weyburn, with Pastor Scott Wade officiating. Interment followed in Stoughton Cemetery, Stoughton. Pallbearers were: Harold Lang, Martin Lang, Delbert Payton, Ken Stocker, Dwight Schiels and Len Fraser.
- Marjorie Wynne Brown, late of Stoughton, born March 1, 1938 in Clydach Vale, Wales, passed away Thursday, February 21, 2013 in Regina, Canada, at the age of 74 years. Marje was predeceased by her loving husband, Joe in 2002; Father John (Jack) in Wales in 1977; Mother, Aerona (Rona) in Weyburn in 1986 and sister, Ann in Weyburn in 1996. She leaves to mourn her children, Susan, Drew, Jacqueline and David (Shannon); five grandchildren, Myfanawy, Gwynffryn, Zachary, Rose and Michelle; sister-in-law, Joyce Neumann; nephew, Stephen of Ontario as well as many family and friends in Wales, England and Canada. A Celebration of Life was held Saturday, February 23 at 10:00 A.M. from Grace United Church, Stoughton with Elizabeth Goodson officiating. Private family interment will be held at a later date.
- Melvin Murray Brown passed away at the Bow Island Health Centre, Medicine Hat, AB on Wednesday, November 26, 2003 at the age of 51 years following a courageous battle with cancer. Mel passed on while in the arms of his beloved wife Sharon Burgess-Brown. Mel leaves many cherishing memories to his two children Ryan (Jenn) Brown of Kelowna, BC and Nikki (Scott) Neves of Calgary, AB; the mother of Mel's two children, Fran Brown; his three brothers, Dennis Brown, Duaine (Marj) Brown and Dwight (Nita) Brown; a sister Maxine (Jerome) Plaskan as well as numerous nieces, nephews and other relatives. Mel also leaves memories with Sharon's family of three children, Arthur (Candace) Burgess and their children, Tristan, Teyarah and Tessa; Randy (Melody) Burgess and the their children, Sylvia, Jon Taylor, Isabell and Carllee; Jayme (Dwight) Smith and their daughter Amy. He was predeceased by his parents Radie and Irene Brown. Mel was born on May 20, 1952 in Stoughton where he was also raised and educated. Mel married his first wife, Fran in Swift Current. They moved to Medicine Hat and resided there for 22 years and had two children. He led an active life and worked in the oil industry as a surveyor for about 26 years. He also owned and operated his own business called MD Water Stores for three years. One of his greatest passions was photography. He loved taking wedding/family photos as well as nature pictures. Mel also enjoyed going on fishing trips with friends and playing softball and hockey. On April 17, 2001 Mel married Sharon Burgess in British Columbia. He was known and will be remembered for his great sense of humor and could always brighten our day. We really admired Dad's strength and courage as he fought until the end. Dad taught us not to dwell on the situations that we can't change. Mel would say "forget about it... live, learn, love and laugh 'til the last moment", and that's exactly what he did. You always wanted to be a pilot Dad...now you've got your wings! Relatives and friends paid their respects at Cook Southland Funeral Chapel, 901-13th Street S.W. Medicine Hat, AB, on Saturday, November 29 from 9:30 a.m. to 10:55 a.m. The funeral service followed at 11:00 a.m. with Rev. Barrett Scheske officiating. Interment will take place at a later date.
- Nathalia "Tillie" Buckley passed away in Fillmore, SK on Sunday, May 28, 2000, at the age of 85 years. She is survived by daughter Elsie (Ron) Jacobs, Stoughton; brother Fred (Irma) Kreager, Estevan; five grandchildren: Carla (Steve) Ziemer, Regina; Lisa (Steve) Andersen, Big Beaver; Terry Jacobs (La Ronge); Jeff (Jennifer) Jacobs, Stoughton; Shana Jacobs, Regina; four great granddaughters: Cassidy Andersen, (Big Beaver), Kayla Jacobs, (Stoughton), Julie and Paige Ziemer, (Regina); also special nephews, nieces and a sister-in-law, Betty Kreager. Tillie is predeceased by her parents; husband Frank in 1969; son, Eddy in 1975; brothers Richard, William, Reynold Kreager and Mervin Francis; sisters Alma Tunaley, Anne Stapleton and Ethel Hartenberger. The funeral service was held at 2:00 p.m. on Thursday, June 1, at the Stoughton United Church and the interment was at the Stoughton Cemetery. Rev. T. Collings officiated.
- Jean Byers, late of Estevan, formerly of Stoughton, Sask. passed away in Estevan on Tuesday, August 3rd, 2004 at the age of 91 years. Funeral Service will be held on Saturday, August 7th, 2004 at 2:00 p.m. from Grace United Church, Stoughton, with Pastor Brian Ast the officiant. Interment will follow in the Stoughton Town Cemetery.
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- Donald "Harry". On Monday April 29, 2002, Donald "Harry" Cameron passed away peacefully in Regina at the age of 63. He is survived by his sisters and brother: Betty, Jean, Helen and Clarry (Lorraine) and their families, Susan and his children Jennifer and Jeff and grandson Kyle. Harry touched the lives of many people whether through his 35 years in the broadcasting industry, during his 25 years of sobriety, or through his countless other endeavors. Harry's spirit will live on in the lives of those who were fortunate enough to meet him. Flowers gratefully declined. Graveside Service will be held at the Stoughton Cemetery on Friday, May 3, 2002 at 2:30 p.m. Luncheon will follow at the Stoughton United Church.
- Carmen Wesley Caswell passed away peacefully on the morning of January 1, 2000 after a brief battle with cancer. He will be sadly missed by his family: loving and dedicated wife of 41 years, Margaret, son Kenn, daughters Lori (Dan) Zultok, Sheila (Randy) Kurczaba, and Sharon Caswell, and grandchildren Michael, Kyle, and Rebecca Kurczaba. He is also survived by his brother Garth, brother-in-law Ken Meorke, and stepfather Vernon Phillips. He was predeceased by his father Wesley, his mother Gladys Phillips and sister Mavis Meorke. Carmen was born at Froude, SK on September 9, 1932 and following graduation from high school in 1950, took employment with Toronto General Trust Corporation in Regina. Early in 1958 he began a long career in Public Health eventually working throughout most of central and southeast Sask. and northeastern Alberta. He was well liked and respected by all he met during the 39 years he spent with Public Health. He retired in late 1997 and returned to Saskatoon. Over the years he was a member and served on executive committees of the Weyburn Branch, the provincial executive and vice-president (south) of the Saskatchewan Civil Service, was a charter member and chairman of the Estevan and Weyburn branches of the Saskatchewan Foster Parent Association, both provincial and local executive boards, and the Estevan R.C.S. School board, Estevan Parks and Recreation Board, and a director and provincial treasurer of the Saskatchewan Branch of the Canadian Institute of Public Health Inspectors. Vigil of Prayer was held Tuesday evening, January 4, at 7:30 p.m. and the funeral liturgy was held Wednesday, January 5 at 10:00 a.m. with both services being held at St. Patrick's Roman Catholic Church, Saskatoon. The celebrant was Rev. Fr. Ken Thorson. The Rite of Committal took place in Hillcrest Memorial Gardens.
- Marie Margaret (nee Krell), of Edmonton, AB, died on December 1, 2008. She was born on May 21, 1934 in the farm home near Benson, SK. She was the fifth child of six born to Frederick and Magdalena Krell (nee Knapp). At Zion Lutheran Church, Stoughton, she was baptized into the Christian faith. On May 22, 1965 she married Gunner, the love of her life, who became a pastor in the Lutheran church. Together they served the Lord and touched the lives of many. She was predeceased by her son Carmi, her parents, her sisters, Sophie Knoch, Leah Diemert and Lily Paterson; her niece Debbie Paterson; her grand nephew, Matthew Diemert. Left to mourn her loss and cherish her memory are: Gunner, her devoted husband of 43 years; her family, son Trent (Gunilla) and their children Ossian, Rasmus, Stella all of Sweden; and son Cam (Maureen) of Calgary, AB; her brother William Krell (Ruth) of Stoughton; her sister Vi (Bob) Jacob of Winnipeg, MB; many nieces, nephews and friends. Marie attended Hilliar, Walton and Stoughton Schools, then finished her high school at Luther College, Regina. She graduated as an RN from Regina General Hospital and later earned her diploma in Public Health Nursing, and a Bachelor of General Studies. Marie enthusiastically nursed for 42 years, teaching nursing students, worked as a Public Health Nurse out of Assiniboia, Dinsmore and Arcola. She also worked in nursing homes in Meadow Lake and Edmonton, AB, then in Home Care. Her family and her grandchildren were her dearest treasures. Some of her passions were homemaking, entertaining, computer, photography, gardening, flowers, compiling family histories, socializing, travelling. Countless trips were made to Western Canada, USA, Europe, Sweden, Denmark, England, Ukraine, Russia, Germany, Korea; and in February 2008 to Hawaii with Gunner, Bill and Ruth Krell. Marie was very flamboyant, always ready to celebrate, to give her advice, to make a speech, to encourage family and friends, and to help any worthy cause or need, especially the Christian Children's Fund. Oh, that there were more Maries to make this world a better place! We will all miss you "sweet Marie"! Find rest from your labors until we meet again!! Funeral service was held at Calvary Lutheran Church in Edmonton, AB on December 6. Interment took place at Stoughton Cemetery on December 7.
- Kenneth Bernard (December 22, 1923 - June 26, 2014). It is with sadness that the family of Bernard announce his sudden passing at home on Thursday, June 26 at the age of 90 years. Bernard was born at Lampman, SK. to Clarence "Kenny" and Olive Clarkson. He attended school at Willmar, SK. After graduating in 1941 he studied commercial radio operating in Toronto and joined the RAF Ferry Command. Following the war he was employed by Trans Canada Airlines as a commercial radio operator. While at Moncton, NB, Bernard became involved with United Church and in the fall of 1950 he enrolled in United College, Winnipeg. During his college years he spent 3 summers as a student minister at Pipestone, MB. Bernard was ordained on June 6, 1956 and that August was posted to Stoughton, SK. where he served for 33 years as the minister of Grace United Church. Following his retirement in 1989 he had more time to enjoy his hobbies which included reading, railway history, gardening, stamp collecting, wood working and amateur radio (being licensed with the call VE5CA). He was active in the community, singing in the church choir, sitting on and sometimes chairing many committees including Donor's Choice, the cemetery, library, museum and history book committees. Bernard is survived by his loving wife of 47 years, Ada (Richardson, nee Rederburg), his four stepchildren; Larry Richardson (Al Beekman) of Victoria, Kaye (Brian) Wolfater, Daryl (Pam) Richardson of Saskatoon, and Eian Richardson of Stoughton, grandchildren Brent (Tamara) Wolfater, Lee Wolfater, Tara Richardson (Hayden Yip), Drew Richardson and great-granddaughter Caera Wolfater. He is also survived by his brother, David Clarkson, sister Laura (Eric) Graham, sisters-in-law Marion Spohn, Florence Rederburg and Mary Lynn Rederburg. Bernard was predeceased by his parents, stepmother Marjorie, sister and brother-in-law Merle and Keith Wadsworth and granddaughter-in-law Marcie Wolfater. The Funeral Service will be held on Wednesday, July 2 at 2:00 p.m. at the Grace United Church, Stoughton.
- Jean Louis Coderre. On Friday, September 7, 2007, Jean Louis Coderre, late of Stoughton, SK and formerly of Forget, SK, passed away at Newhope Pioneer Lodge in Stoughton at the age of 82 years. Prayer Service will be held on Tuesday, September 11, 2007 at 7:30 p.m. from Our Lady of La Salette R.C. Church, Forget. Memorial Mass will be celebrated on Wednesday, September 12, 2007 at 2:00 p.m. from Our Lady of La Salette R.C. Church by Rev. Fr. Leonardo Tamayo.
- Raeburn "Joe" (June 1, 1929 - November 7, 2013). Joe was surrounded by his family when he passed away November 7, 2013 after a very brief battle with cancer. He is predeceased by his parents, Joseph & Muriel Colby; mother & father-in-law, Robert & Minnie Wilson; brother Marvin Colby; brothers-in-law, Ralph Tanner, Dave Middleton, Harold Janecke, Robert Wilson, Larry Buck and sister-in-law, Margaret Rose Wilson. Joe was born in Crystal City, MB on June 1, 1929. He was raised in the Golden Prairie District and his love of the western way of life led him to a position with the PFRA in 1958. In 1964 he became a pasture manager and moved his family to the Broadview area. 1973 saw another move to the Tecumseh Pasture near Forget and in 1998 he retired to Stoughton. Dad was a family man and a true cowboy, always there to lend a helping hand. He was also a man of few words, but never short of a story. Joe will be lovingly remembered by his wife of 52 yrs, Marilyn ; children, Sheila (Murray Shiplack); Dale (Laurette); Wayne (Donna) & Glen (Ethel); grandchildren, Jeremy, Lee, Kristin, Curtis, Jessica, Tyson, Kyle & Shaelyn & great-grandson Blake; sisters, Lorraine Tanner, Shirley Middleton & Frances Janecke; sisters-in-law Theresa Colby & Irene Buck as well as many nieces, nephews & friends. A visitation will take place November 12th, 2013 from 7:00 - 9:00 PM at Fletcher Funeral Chapel, Weyburn. SK. A Celebration of Joe's life will be held at 11:00 AM on November 13, 2013 from Grace United Church, Stoughton, SK with Rev. Elizabeth Goodson officiating. Interment to follow at Gap View Cemetery in the RM of Tecumseh, Forget. SK.
- Edna Charlotte (nee Latimer). On Thursday, January 17, 2008, Edna Charlotte Corbett, late of Stoughton, SK, passed away at Newhope Pioneer Lodge in Stoughton at the age of 96 years. Edna was born in 1911. She and Anna were the first twins born in the Benson area. She took all her schooling in Benson. During this time she was active in sports and had a love for skating and playing ball. Her mother taught her to skate. They would go to Leclair's ravine and practice by a gasoline lantern. She trained to become a nurse in Estevan and graduated in 1934. She nursed in the Estevan and Lampman area until she married Howard Corbett in 1941. After that she did some private duty in the Benson and Estevan district. Edna and Howard purchased a farm southeast of Benson where they raised grain and cattle. They had two daughters, Sandra and Ruberta. In 1976 they built a new home in Benson. After a few years they moved the house to Stoughton where they retired. They both spent their declining years in Newhope Pioneer Lodge in Stoughton. Edna is survived by her two daughters, Sandra Renner and Ruberta Ursu; two grandsons, Regan Ursu and Reid Ursu; sister Isobelle Hursh and nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her parents, Ormand and Lucy Latimer; husband Howard (2005); brothers, Adwell (1919) and Norman Latimer; twin sister Anna Griffin; sister-in-law Florence Latimer and brothers-in-law, Mitchel Corbett, Sherman Hursh and George Griffin. Memorial Mass will be held on Monday, January 21, 2008 at 2:00 p.m. from Sacred Heart R.C. Church in Benson. Interment will follow in Sacred Heart Parish Cemetery, Benson.
- Howard Kenneth. On Friday, April 29, 2005, Howard Kenneth Corbett passed away quietly at Newhope Pioneer Lodge in Stoughton, SK at the age of 85 years, following a lengthy illness. Howard was born in 1919 and grew up in the Benson District. He is survived by his loving wife of 63 years, Edna of Stoughton; daughters, Sandra Renner of Saskatoon, SK and Ruberta Ursu of Regina Beach, SK; grandsons, Regan Ursu of Regina and Reid Ursu of Burnaby, BC, as well as numerous nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his parents, Harold and Caroline Corbett and one brother Mitchel. Howard served in the Armed Service during World War II. Upon his return, he farmed in the Benson District for many years prior to retiring to Stoughton. Prayer Service was held last evening. Funeral Mass will be celebrated TODAY, Tuesday, May 3, 2005 at 10:30 a.m. from Sacred Heart R.C. Church, Benson by Rev. Fr. Lorne D. Crozon. Interment will follow in Sacred Heart Parish Cemetery, Benson. The family would like to extend thanks to the staff of Newhope Pioneer Lodge for their many years of devoted care to Howard.
- Donald. On Tuesday, May 7, 2002, Donald Creighton, late of Stoughton, passed away at the age of 77 years. Funeral service was held Saturday, May 11 at 2:00 p.m. from Stoughton United Church with Rev. Virgil Anderson officiating. Interment followed at Stoughton cemetery. Active pallbearers were: John Svorkdal, Roy Phillips, Fred Kreager, Ivan Dunn, Byng Raynard and Len Fraser. Honorary-Active pallbearers were Harold Crossman and Robbie Walters. The honorary pallbearers were: Bob McKenzie, Harry Balon, Robert (Bob) Ryalls, Gerald (Bud) Ryalls, Ken (Hap) Ryalls, Albert Levesque, Lyle Dempsey, George Fraser, Gilbert Fraser, Miles Balon, Garth Graham and Alvin (Ab) Miller. Members of the Royal Canadian Legion formed an Honour Guard and held a Last Post Service. Flowers are gratefully declined. Don was born in Nanton, AB where he ranched and farmed with his family until he joined the army in 1942 at the age of 18. He fought in active service and returned to Canada in 1946. Don worked in the Alberta and Saskatchewan oil fields until he started farming in 1960. He and Erna married in 1957. Don was active in the Stoughton community. He and Erna managed the Royal Canadian Legion for over 13 years. Don was the Legion treasurer for 26 years, served on the church council for 18 years and the Stoughton Town Council for 15 years. In 1986 he helped to build "Don's Place" in Stoughton. He worked with Don and Harry Richardson and Erna at the restaurant until 1998. Don is survived by his loving wife Erna; his sons: Tom and Donnie Creighton and Don Richardson; daughters: Valerie and Linda Creighton; daughters-in-law: Kim and Allison Creighton and Marnie Richardson; grandchildren: Aja and Ira Noyes, Lauren, Zane and Delaney Creighton, Dani Rae DeCarle and James Hulland, Ben and Carley Creighton, Kimberly and Bryce Anderson, Michael and Angie Richardson and great grandchildren: Jacob, Christopher and Natalie Richardson; and his sisters: Thelma Hawk and Fern Garbutt and their families. He was predeceased by his mom and dad, Eva and Thomas Creighton; twin sister, Doreen; brothers-in-law: Gilbert Garbutt, Stan Hawk, Ron Hansen of Alberta; and his mother and father-in-law, Tillie and Otto Lucht.
- Dorothy Barbara (nee Krell), born July 4, 1931, died suddenly December 9, 2004. Predeceased by her parents, Ann and Henry Krell, Dorothy is survived by her companion, best friend and devoted husband of 54 years, Harold; her favourite son Bill, daughter-in-law Maureen (Carnduff); grandsons Mason & partner Carey, Taiwan, Nolan, Olds Alberta and Kellen, Regina; daughter Beverly and son-in-law Garth Robson & family of Regina. Brother Floyd (June) Krell, sister Mildred (Lloyd) Lowenberg, Harold's siblings Gordon (Kathy) Crossman, Carman (Mick) Crossman, Don (Loretta) Knibbs, Marjorie (Wayne) Bamford and Marilyn (Ron) Seckel also mourn her sudden passing along with 19 nieces and nephews and their families, several aunts, and many cousins. Dorothy was much loved by her family, extended family and in her community. Her heart was as big as a house, and she made room in both for family and friends in need of support, laughter, bucking up or a hug. In their lifetime together, Harold and Dorothy, starting with $50 and a cow, built a thriving commercial egg business, greenhouse business and farm. She worked hard and together with Harold provided support and encouragement to her children and grandchildren to reach out, learn more and do more than was immediately obvious. Her grandsons, who have no equal, learned much from her the names of every bedding plant imaginable, the soundtrack of every John Wayne western, but most of all, about unconditional love. She will be missed but will live on in each of us. Go in love, Mom... Services at Stoughton Grace United Church, Monday December 13, 2:00 p.m. Reverend Brian Ast officiating. Flowers gratefully declined, forward donation to Grace United Church, Stoughton, or the charity of choice. Interment to Follow at Stoughton Cemetery, Stoughton, Sk.
- Harold Donald was born October 8, 1928, and left this world to join his beloved wife Dorothy, on June 25, 2006. Predeceased by his parents, Thomas and Gladys, sister Shirley and brother Edward, parents-in-law Henry and Ann Krell, and Dorothy, he died as he lived, like a farmer, with the rising of the sun. To celebrate his life are his son Bill (Maureen), Carnduff, Sk, grandsons Mason (Carey), Estevan, Nolan (Mandy), Regina, Kellen (Jayde), Carnduff, daughter Beverly (Garth) and their family Curtis, Kayle, Laura and Grandpa Harold's great grandson Kaden, Regina, and Jossea (Moe) Reynnard, Calgary. Harold is also survived and his life celebrated by his siblings Gordon (Kathy) Regina, Carman (Micky), Lashburn, Sk., Don (Loretta) Knibbs, Stoughton, Marjorie (Wayne) Bamford, Calgary, Marilyn (Ron) Seckel, Victoria; Dorothy's sister Mildred (Lloyd) Lowenberg, Kelowna BC, and her brother Floyd (June) Krell, Stoughton, many nieces, nephews and extended family members. While recently in ill health, Harold will be remembered as a good farmer and a vigorous, dedicated man committed to the principles of co-operation in general and the organization of farmers through the cooperative, orderly marketing of grain, livestock and their food products. He was a loving husband, a great Dad and Grandpa, and if sometimes socially he seemed a bit quiet, if compared to Dorothy, his was nonetheless a very strong voice. He was a formidable and strong advocate for farmers in the agricultural community and beyond, during the 1960s, 1970s and 1980s. He was in many ways a farmer of food, and a righter of wrongs. A celebration of Harold's life will be held Thursday, June 29, 2006, 2:00 p.m. at Grace United Church, Stoughton SK with Rev. Brian Ast officiating. Interment will follow at the Stoughton Cemetery, Stoughton, SK.
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DALEY - Ruby Matilda Daley of Stoughton, Sask. passed away on July 19, 2007 at the age of 78 years. Funeral Services will be held Monday, July 23, 2007 at 2:00 p.m. from Stoughton Legion Hall, Stoughton, SK. Interment to follow in Stoughton Cemetery.
- Doris Kathryn (nee Skuce). On Sunday, November 5, 2000, Doris Kathryn Damant passed away peacefully at the age of 80 years. Doris was born in Stoughton on June 18, 1920. Doris was the second youngest of nine children raised by Janet and Richard (R.D.) Skuce on their homestead south of Stoughton. A bit of a tomboy at heart, Doris loved to ride her horse Patches and play ball in her youth. She played the violin made by her brother John. She completed grade 12 in Stoughton and then moved to Regina to pursue a business diploma at Reliance. On February 20, 1943 she married William (Bill) Temple Damant in Yorkton. Doris worked in Regina for Imperial Life before marrying Bill and moving to Moose Jaw. In the 1960's Doris did books for the Capital Theatre; following this she assisted Bill in their business, The Modern Dental Lab. She had a sport for both seasons; golf in the summer and bowling in the winter. She loved to entertain both young and old in their home at 884 Monk. The barbecue knew no seasons: it could turnout a turkey for Thanksgiving or a mid winter steak. The celebration of family milestones was very important to Doris. She and Bill were the momentum behind a wonderful 25th anniversary celebration for daughter Judi and son-in-law Don. Doris and Bill celebrated their 45th and 50th anniversaries in the company of many family and friends. She loved life and the people she shared special times with. She tackled personal challenges such as her fight with Tuberculosis and Huntington's with a determined spirit. Until the last two days of her life her blue eyes twinkled and her smile greeted those who visited. Doris was predeceased by her parents Richard and Janet Skuce; her husband Bill Damant; one sister Bernice; five brothers: Lyle, Bill, Allan, Elmer and John, one sister-in-law Lorraine; four brothers-in-law: Everett, Maurice, Alex and Harold. She is survived by one daughter Judi (Don) Park of Winnipeg, MB; two sisters Helen Graham of Stoughton, Lois (Walter) Donnelly of Stoughton; six sisters-in-law: Alice Skuce of Calgary, AB, Nora Skuce of Stoughton, Bertha Skuce of Beiscker, AB, Hazel Skuce of Brandon, MB, Marjorie Bridge of Vancouver, BC and Bernice McWilliams of Vancouver, BC; many nieces and nephews each of whom were her favorite. Memorial service was held on Wednesday, November 8, 2:00 p.m. from the Grace United Church, Stoughton with Rev. Jann Sampson officiating. Interment followed in the Stoughton Cemetery. All her nieces and nephews were considered honorary pallbearers.
- Eileen (nee Foss), loving wife of Leroy, died Thursday, June 26, 2003, in the Fillmore Nursing Home at the age of 79 years. Spending many years with pain, Eileen leaves to mourn her husband, Leroy Dammann of Stoughton; her sons: Trevor (Marie) Dammann of Griffin and Harold (Diana) Vanoene of Weyburn; daughter, Lois (Camron) Coffey of Carlyle; grandchildren: Mathew, April, Miles Dammann; Karmen, Brenna and Dylon Coffey; her brothers: Murray Foss of Fillmore, Dr. Elwood (Jean) Foss of Swift Current, and sister, Beverly (Earl) Brown of Winnipeg, as well as many cousins, nephews and nieces. Eileen was born October 12th, 1923 in Rochester, Minnesota, settling in Medicine Hat, AB, then on to Pennant and later to Talmage, taking her first ten years of schooling at Wheaton Country School; Grade 11 at Forget and Grade 12 at Sedley. After a year at Teacher's College, she taught at Indian Head, Yellow Grass and Fillmore, coming to Froude in August 1948, giving up teaching in March of 1957 due to her health. Her first love was teaching along with children, music and community activities. Eileen and Leroy were married in October 1950, moving to a farm in 1952 where she soon made pets of chicks, turkeys, her dog and also goslings. Eileen found some relief in the warmer weather and heated pools of the south. Again due to her health, she had to give that up, settling in Stoughton in 1996 and then on to Fillmore Nursing Home in 2000. When asked, "How are you today?" Eileen would respond with, "I'm not sick you know, but I hurt today." Eileen seldom complained but missed being able to dance, play the piano and most of all, writing letters to her many long term friends and relatives. Eileen received many compliments from the superintendent of the school where she taught and was visited by many former students. She loved the latest in clothing and dangling earrings. The grandchildren are the real losers in the passing of this great lady. A Memorial Service was held Monday, June 30, 2003 at 2:00 p.m. from Grace United Church in Stoughton, with Rev. Brian Ast officiating. Interment was held Friday, July 4 at 10:00 a.m. at Green Acres Memorial Gardens, Weyburn. All those in attendance were considered to be honorary pallbearers. Also thank you to Rev. Ast, Mr. Morrison, Don Wiberg, Heather Pontius, the choir, the organist, Harold Vanoene's eulogy and the lunch committee. Extra special thanks to the Fillmore Health Centre staff and dear friends, Danny and Vivian Dunn.
- Maria J. (nee Verhelst) 1921 - 2012, of Regina, SK, formerly of Benson, SK, passed away peacefully at Parkside Extendicare in Regina on Friday, December 21, 2012 at the age of 91 years. Maria was predeceased by her husband Emile A. De Laet; parents, Victor and Irma Verhelst; parents-in-law, Con and Maria De Laet; siblings, Sr. Agnes Verhelst, RJM, Daniel Verhelst and Alice Verhelst; brothers-in-law, John Corcoran, Leo Phaneuf and Joe (Marie) De Laet; and her sisters-in-law, Ila Verhelst and Elsie Verhelst. She will be lovingly remembered by her children, Maggie (Guy) Chartier (Allyson and Kristen), Vic (Dianne) De Laet (Amanda, Sarah and Charlotte), Dennis (Cheryl) De Laet (Ryan, Kelby and Leanne); and three great granddaughters, Olivia, Jade and London. She is also survived by her siblings, George Verhelst, Angele Corcoran, Marcel Verhelst, Esther Phaneuf and her nieces and nephews. Funeral Mass will be celebrated on Monday, December 24, 2012 at 10:30 a.m. at Sacred Heart R.C. Church, Benson, by Rev. Leonardo Tamayo Jr. Interment will follow in the parish cemetery.
- Emile DeBruyne, age 69 years, late of Stoughton, Sask., passed away peacefully with family at his side on Saturday, June 30, 2007 at the Regina General Hospital. Prayer Service was held on Monday, July 2, 2007 at 7:30 p.m. from the chapel of Boire Funeral Home, Estevan, with Mr. Doug Third officiating. Funeral Mass will be celebrated on Tuesday, July 3, 2007 at 10:00 a.m. from Sacred Heart R.C. Church, Benson, SK, by Rev. Fr. Lorne D. Crozon. Interment will follow in Sacred Heart Parish Cemetery, Benson.
- Alex. On Sunday, May 29, 2005, Alex Dechief, late of Stoughton, passed away in Regina at the age of 70 years. Alex was predeceased by his parents, Ernest and Celestine. He is survived by his loving family: wife of eight years, Hertha Dechief of Stoughton; three children, Don (Roxanne) Dechief of Forget, Raymond (Veronica) Dechief of Weyburn and Brian (Leanne) Dechief of Regina; grandchildren, Chad Jensen, Tyler and Tasha Dechief, great grandson Nicholas Jensen and step-grandchildren, Hunter and Kelsie Dechief; four step-daughters, Debbie (John) Rutten of Regina, Donna (Dale) Domres of Yorkton, Janice (Daryl) Wagner of Lloydminster and Barbara (Blaine) Adams of Whitewood; step-grandchildren, Joel Simpson, Marla and Derek Rutten, Jared, Kendra and Bryce Domres, Brandy and Lindsay Wagner and Bryan and Darren Adams, as well as numerous nieces, nephews and friends. Prayer service was held Tuesday, May 31 at 7:30 p.m. from the chapel of Boire Funeral Home, Estevan, with Mr. Doug Third officiating. Funeral mass was held Wednesday, June 1 at 2:00 p.m. from Our Lady of La Salette Roman Catholic Church, Forget, with Rev. Fr. Gerry Bauche the celebrant. Interment followed in Our Lady of La Salette Parish Cemetery, Forget. Active pallbearers were Joel Simpson, Derek Rutten, Jared Domres, Bryce Domres, Bryan Adams and Darren Adams. Honorary pallbearers were Ernie and Laurette Wilkes, Bobby and Yvonne Wilkes, Armand and Edith Guillemin, Aime and Joan Guillemin, Albert and Betty Nelson and Dan and Rose Larsen.
- Angele Ernestine. On Sunday, December 12, 2004, Angele Ernestine Dechief, late of Stoughton, Saskatchewan, passed away in Stoughton at the age of 99 years. Prayer Service will be held Monday, December 13th, 2004 at 7:00 p.m. from Our Lady of La Salette R.C. Church, Forget, Saskatchewan, with Mr. Doug Third officiating. Funeral Mass will be held Tuesday, December 14th, 2004 at 1:30 p.m. from Our Lady of La Salette R.C. Church, Forget, with Rev. Fr. Joachim Tyrtania the celebrant. Interment to follow in Our Lady of La Salette Parish Cemetery.
- Eileen Georgina Robinson Dempsey was born on April 9, 1919 and died on February 17, 2004. She was predeceased by her parents, her first husband, Percival Robinson, her son, James Robinson, eight siblings, daughter, Vera Dempsey, a grandson in 2001, her son-in-law, Harvie Dickie in 2001 and her husband, Lloyd Dempsey in 2002. Eileen is survived by her daughters: Glenda Dickie of Stoughton, Sandra (Don) Tramer of Stoughton, Verna (Dee) Clarkston of U.S.A., Cindy (John) Adamson of Ontario, daughter-in-law, Jacqueline Robinson of France; eight grandchildren; three great grandchildren and one great, great granddaughter as well as many nephews, nieces and in-laws. Eileen was born at Minnedosa, MB, the youngest of a family of nine. She married Percival Robinson in 1936 and they had three children: James, Glenda and Sandy. She was widowed in 1945 and worked at several jobs to support her family. Eileen remarried in 1953 to Lloyd Dempsey who had three daughters, Vera, Verna and Cindy. After several moves in Manitoba they settled in Stoughton where they purchased an insurance business. They retired in 1979 continuing to live in Stoughton and at their cabin at White Bear, selling the cabin in 1990. Eileen was diagnosed with Parkinson's Disease in the 80's and struggled to maintain her independence and dignity. She moved to the New Hope Pioneer Lodge in Stoughton in July 1996. A memorial service was held on Wednesday, March 10 at 2:00 p.m. at Grace United Church, Stoughton with Rev. Brian Ast officiating. Interment will be held at a later date.
- Laura Jeanne (nee Vandermeulen) Depape 1912 - 2009. Laura Depape passed away in Newhope Pioneer Lodge in Stoughton, SK on Thursday, April 23, 2009 at the age of 96 years. Laura was predeceased by her parents, Remy and Maria Vandermeulen; husband Nick; son Kenneth; son-in-law Leo Picard; three grandchildren, Valerie and Gregory Boey and Yvonne Picard; three brothers, Alphonse, Emile and Hector; two sisters, Marie Thieven and Alice DeBruyne. She will be sadly missed by her son Albert, daughters, Alice Picard and Delores (Rene) Boey; daughter-in-law Faye Warthe; grandchildren, Donald Picard (Laurie), Jeanne (Randy) Coderre, Michael (Arlene) Picard, Judy (Kim) Halvorson, Cheryl (Phil) Genevitz, Craig (Cheryl) Boey, Darwin (Betty) Depape and Carla (Nolan) Olson. She also leaves 17 great grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews. Prayers will be held on Monday, April 27, 2009 at 7:30 p.m. and funeral mass will be celebrated on Tuesday, April 28, 2009 at 2:00 p.m. Both services will be held in Our Lady of La Salette R.C. Church, Forget, SK. Interment will follow in the parish cemetery.
- Glenda (nee Robinson) Dickie 1941 - 2010, late of Stoughton, Sask. passed away on Wednesday, March 3, 2010, in Regina, Sask. at the age of 68 years. She is survived by her daughter Susan Dickie and son Jimmy Leronowich; granddaughter Theresa (Jamie); great grandchildren: Ariana and Nathan; her partner Bob Ryalls; sisters: Sandy (Don) Tramer, Verna (Dee) Clarkston and Cindy (John) Adamson. She was predeceased by her husband Harvie; her parents Percival Robinson, Eileen Dempsey and Lloyd Dempsey; brother Jim Robinson; sister Vera Dempsey and nephew Daniel Robinson. A memorial service will be held on Monday, March 8, 2010 at 2:00 p.m. in the Royal Canadian Legion, Stoughton, Sask. with Pastor Robert Fenn officiant.
- Ivy Louise, late of Stoughton, Sask, passed away on May 14, 2001 at the age of 91 years. Funeral Service will be held Friday, May 18, 2001 at Grace United Church, Stoughton at 2:00 P.M. with Rev. Jann Sampson officiating. Interment will be held in Stoughton Cemetery.
- Jeremy Scott. On February 28th, 2004 Jeremey Scott Dickie late of Stoughton and formerly of Fort St. John, B.C. and Brandon, MB. passed away at Josephine Falls Babinda, North Queensland, Australia at the age of 24 years. Funeral service will be held on Monday, March 22nd, 2004 at 2:00 p.m. from the Stoughton Central School Auditorium, Stoughton, Sask. with Rev. Brian Ast officiating. Interment will follow in the Stoughton Town Cemetery. Visitation will be held on Sunday, March 21st, 2004 at Grace United Church, Stoughton from 2:00 5:00 p.m. and then after 9:00 p.m.
- Lois Elizabeth (nee Skuce) Donnelly 1922 - 2009. It is with great sadness that Lois' family announces her sudden passing in Estevan, SK on Tuesday, September 15, 2009 at the age of 87 years. Lois was predeceased by her parents, Richard and Janet Skuce; husband Walter; two sisters, Doris (Bill) Damant and Bernice (Everett) Tyndall; five brothers, Lyle, Bill, Elmer, Allan (Bertha) and John; sister-inlaw Lorraine Skuce and brother-in-law Alex Graham. She is survived by her loving family, who will miss her dearly: children, Glenn (JoAnne) Donnelly, Garry (Sandra) Donnelly and Wendy (Brock) Rush; grandchildren, Katherine and Alix Donnelly, Curtis, Craig, Linnea and Richard Donnelly, Alecia and Robyn Rush, Melissa (Brad) Gall and Sam (Sara) Hall; sister Helen Graham; sisters-inlaw, Hazel Skuce, Nora Skuce, Alice Skuce and Betty Wood, as well as numerous nieces and nephews. A memorial service for Lois will be held on Saturday, September 19, 2009 at 2:00 p.m. in Grace United Church, Stoughton, with Deborah Laforet officiating. Interment will follow in the Stoughton Town Cemetery.
- Walter, of Stoughton, passed away on April 6, 2004 at the age of 86. He is predeceased by his father and mother, Stan and Nellie in 1976; one brother Ralph in 1941 and a sister, Roberta in 2001. He leaves his wife of 57 years, Lois; son Glenn and daughter-in-law Jo-Anne, granddaughters Katherine and Alix of Regina; son Garry and daughter-in-law Tracy, grandchildren, Curtis, Craig, Linnea and Richard of Stoughton; daughter Wendy and son-in-law Brock Rush, granddaughters Alecia and Robyn of Calgary; and one sister Betty and husband Les Wood of Victoria, British Columbia. Memorial Service will be held on Tuesday, April 13, 2004 at 2:00 p.m. in Grace United Church, Stoughton with Rev. Brian Ast officiating.
- Joseph Gerald Downing was predeceased by his parents, Alvie and Rosa Downing, his wife Anita Downing, daughter Sharon Wilkes, granddaughter Danielle Johnston, great grandson Lance, brothers, Fred Hill, Dave Hill, Leo Downing and his sister Jeanette McIntosh. Joseph is survived by his children: Gordon (Dorothy) Downing, Judi Young, Joanne (Jim) Johnston, Marilyn Fowlow, his grandchildren: Joseph, Tammi, Ryan, Kevin, Kimberley, Carma, Aaron, Kristie - Anne, Michael, Jennifer, Andrea, Travis, Devon, Andrew, Allison, eight great grandchildren, brothers, Lawrence Downing, Ernie (Betty) Downing, Melvin Downing, sisters, Marie Burgess, Lorraine (Bill) Jablonski as well as many nephews and nieces. Funeral mass was held on Friday, November 28th at 1:30 p.m. from St. Vincent de Paul Roman Catholic Church Weyburn with Father Gerry Bauche officiating. Prayers were held on Thursday, November 27th at 6:30 p.m. from St. Vincent de Paul Roman Catholic Church Weyburn with Father Gerry Bauche officiating. Interment was at Forget Cemetery, Forget. All in attendance were considered Honorary Pallbearers.
- Florian William "Bill" Dube, late of Weyburn passed away March 7, 2013, at the age of 91 years. Bill was predeceased by his parents, Armand and Alexandrine; his wife, Nora; his sons: Wilfred and Leonard; daughter, Coleen; his nine siblings. Bill is survived by his children: Jeanette (Dick) Thompson, Weyburn and family, Donna, Rick and Mark, Glen Dube, Regina and family, Sherry, Scott and Don, Gerry (Gail) Dube, Regina and family, Tyler, Seth and Troy; 19 great great grandchildren; daughters-in-law: Carol Dube, Camrose, AB and family, Michael, Colette and Pam; Barb Dube, Victoria, BC and her son Dean; as well as numerous nieces, nephews and friends. Bill was born on November 16, 1921 in Lampman to Armand and Alexandrine Dube. He attended Wiberforce School in the Benson area. On January 12, 1942, he married Nora Doyle. Together they farmed until 1952 in the Benson and Lampman area. Bill worked in the coal mine and oil rigs in the Estevan area. He also worked for the City of Weyburn for 20 years. Bill enjoyed bingo, dancing, playing the accordian, gardening and growing plants in the greenhouse. He also spent time rototilling for people in the community for many years. Prayers for Bill were held on Tuesday, March 12 at 6:00 p.m. from RD Family Funeral Chapel, Weyburn. Funeral mass for Bill was held on Wednesday, March 13 at 10:30 a.m. from St. Vincent de Paul Roman Catholic Church, Weyburn with Father Gerry Bauche, celebrant. Interment followed at Hillcrest Cemetery, Weyburn. All in attendance were considered Honorary Pallbearers. Active Pallbearers were his grandchildren, Don, Tyler, Rick, Michael, Mark and Troy.
- William Ivan. The funeral service for the late William Ivan Dunn, beloved husband of Marion Dunn, Stoughton, and formerly of Corning was held Tuesday, May 25 at 2:00 p.m. in the Corning Community Hall. Casketbearers were Ivan's nephews: Lorne Olver, Wes Olver, Brian Olver, Ron Lowenberg, Trevor Lowenberg and Bryan Dew. Honorary attendants were: Donell McCarthy, Norman and Dorcas Clark, Keith Dayman, Alec Lumley, Ivan and Leona Beare and Claire Hall. The service was conducted by Rev. Brian Ast. Interment followed at the Graytown Cemetery. Ivan was born May 6 1927 and passed away at 77 years of age at the Fillmore Health Center on May 20, 2004. Ivan was predeceased by his mother Pearl in 1959; his father James in 1987; his granddaughter Angela Dunn in 2000; three sisters, Doreen in 1936 and twins in infancy in 1942; two brothers, Bobby in 1937 and Vernon in 2003 and a brother-in-law Roy McGregor in 2000. He will be missed by his wife of 55 years, Marion; children: Larry Dunn, Stoughton; Pat (Randy) Dayman, Corning and their children Lana and Trina of Kipling; Danny (Karen) Dunn, Corning and their daughter Danielle (Darrell) Mytopher of Glenavon; seven great grandchildren: Jayden, Ashley, Mykala, Kelsey, Cody, Vanessa and Nicholas; two sisters, Ruth (Elwood) Olver, Kipling and Orma McGregor, Stoughton and his nieces, nephews and many friends. Ivan was born in the Corning District. He married Marion Dew on August 12, 1948. Together they farmed and operated Dunn's Transport, a livestock trucking business, until 1989 when they retired and moved to Stoughton. Ivan's passions included his family, his trucking and old time dancing. He will be sadly missed.
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- Anna (nee Szostak) 1921 - 2013. Anna passed away on March 19, 2013 at the age of 91 at Stoughton, Sask. Anna was predeceased by Ernie, her husband of 46 years, in 1992. She was also predeceased by her parents, Leo and Mary Szostak; three brothers, Tony, Louis and John; and four sisters, Florence, Gertrude, Martha and Mary.She is survived by two sons, Richard (Lorraine) and Douglas (Juanita); seven grandchildren, Andrew, Amy, Christopher, Matthew, Anna-Marie, Carson and Pamela; and seven great grandchildren, Jacob, Jillian, Joey, Caleb, Mila, Alice, and Penny. Anna is also survived by two sisters, Monica Szostak and Margaret Allen, and many nieces and nephews.Anna was born at Talmage, Sask. in 1921. She spent her early years on the family farm and attended school at Cedoux, Sask., before the family moved to Regina where she finished high school and attended normal school to become a teacher. Anna taught at a number of rural schools before arriving at Heward School where she met Ernie Eckert, whom she later married. Except for a short time as teacher at La Salette country school, Anna became a hard working farm wife, coping with livestock, garden, canning, children and all other parts of farm life until they retired in 1983. She was part of the C.W.L., and in later years volunteered with the Terry Fox Run and the Donor's Choice appeal. Prayers will be held on Sunday, March 24, 2013 at 7:00 p.m. with Sr. Jacqueline Lussier officiating. Funeral Mass will be celebrated on Monday, March 25, 2013 at 2:00 p.m. by Rev. Leonardo Tamayo Jr. Both services will be held at Our Lady of La Salette R.C. Church, Forget, Sask. Interment will take place in the parish cemetery. The family wishes to extend special, great thanks to Monica and all the staff at Newhope Pioneer Lodge for their kind care of Anna in her last years.
- Margaret Ellen (nee Slimmon). A memorial service for Margaret Eckert, late of Stoughton, who passed away in her 83rd year April 24, 2002, was held Thursday, May 2 from Stoughton Grace United Church with Rev. Heather Lea officiating. Inurement was in Stoughton Cemetery. Born May 26, 1919 on the family farm south of Stoughton, Margaret Ellen Slimmon was the youngest child of John B. and Mary Esther (McColgan) Slimmon. She went to Walton School and then to Heward School when her family moved there in 1931. As her mother required assistance in the home, Margaret left school early to work as a housekeeper for her parents. On December 6, 1939, she married Fred Eckert and they farmed at Heward until moving to Stoughton in 1955. In 1960 they acquired a farm there, where they lived until moving into Stoughton in 1993. Margaret was predeceased by her mother in 1964, her father in 1967, her husband in 1995, and all her siblings: John, Jim, Eugene, Bruce, Lyle and Olive. She is survived by her son, Donald (Mae) of Stoughton, grandchildren: Aaron of Wynyard, Les (Tina) of Regina, Allyson (Shawn) Wilson of Regina; her son, Dale (Faline) and granddaughter Anessa also of Regina; three sisters-in-law: Grace Slimmon of Estevan, Laura Slimmon of Saskatoon and Anna Eckert of Stoughton, and numerous nieces and nephews. Throughout her life, Margaret's preferred activities were socializing with family and friends, and working in her vegetable gardens.
- Herbert Milton. On Thursday, May 17, 2001, Herbert Milton Elmy, late of Regina, and formerly of Kisbey, passed away at the age of 83 years. Predeceased by his parents, John and Beatrice Elmy; two brothers: Orville and Lorne Elmy; one granddaughter, Krista and by his wife, Irva. Herbert is survived by his children: Betty MacKimmie of Regina; Milton (Cory) Elmy of Weyburn; and Helen (Al) Hein of Hepburn; 10 grandchildren and five great grandchildren; two brothers: Morley (Phyllis) Elmy of Kelvington and Alvin (Nora) Elmy of Yorkton; brother-in-law, Joe Moat; as well as many special nieces and nephews. Herbert was born February 5, 1918 at Forget. He grew up on his father's homestead southeast of Forget and took his schooling at Alma School. On February 11, 1942 Herbert married Irva Moat at Manor. He served in the RCAF from 1942 to 1945 in England and Holland as a welder. While he was overseas he enjoyed crafting knives, rings and pendants in his spare time. Many were sold and the money sent home to Irva, but he kept a few for keepsakes. In 1945 Irva purchased the George Whewell farm, where they resided until 1977 when they built a new home in Kisbey. During the 60's and 70's Herb operated oil wells in the South Arcola area. After moving to Kisbey he continued farming at the Darrough place and the home farm. Livestock, horses in particular, always played a very important part in Herb's life. Herb was a member of the Royal Canadian Legion, Kisbey Hall, 4-H, South Arcola Meat Ring, Arcola Rural Telephones, and the Snow Plow Club. He was involved with the United Church in South Arcola and Kisbey. He enjoyed traveling, photography, bowling, curling, bingo, playing cards and pool. Herb and Irva spent 21 winters in Victoria as well as trips to Hawaii, California, the Peace Gardens and visiting family in Saskatchewan and North Dakota. Family get-togethers were always important and birthdays, anniversaries and holidays were always celebrated. Both Herb and Irva were as excited as the kids at Christmas. The grandchildren were not to be left out of any celebration. They lived in Kisbey until 1997 when they moved to Regina, where he lived at the time of his passing. The family wishes to express their sincere thanks to Regina Health District, Home Care, Renal Dialysis Unit 3E Regina General Hospital and everyone who has cared for and encouraged Dad throughout the last four years. To the staff and residents of Mary Helen Herchmer Lodge for your concern and friendship. Special thanks to Wayne Love for being there to help when we couldn't be. Thank you to Fletcher Funeral Chapels, Earla McKinnell, Kisbey Legion, Rec Centre, Bobbie James and the United Church Choir. A special thanks to: Bob and Rhonda Baudria, Alphy and Marilyn Fleming and Irene Fleming for the delicious meal you provided for the family. Betty MacKimmie and family, Milton and Cory Elmy and family, Helen and Al Hein and family. Funeral service was held Monday, May 21 at 2:00 p.m. from the Recreation Centre, Kisbey, with Rev. Earla McKinnell officiating, Interment followed in Arcola Cemetery, Arcola. All those in attendance were considered to be honorary pallbearers. The active pallbearers were: Aaron Elmy, John MacKimmie, Trevor Hein, Dustin Hein, Brent Elmy and Collin Elmy
- Lucy C. (nee Gavroy) passed away with family at her side on Sunday, September 2, 2001 at the age of 93 years. Lucy was born at Forget on April 15, 1908, the youngest and last surviving of the six children born to Lucien and Marie H. (Bode) Gavroy. Her parents had emigrated from Belgium in the 1890's and homesteaded in Manitoba and Saskatchewan. Lucien had assisted in bringing other settlers from Belgium to the west including his brother Gustave. Moving to town he became a prominent resident and businessman. The family remained in Forget until such time as failing health forced him to move to Weyburn in 1920. Lucy had four sisters and one brother: Jean 1894-1978 married John Gendron, lived in Regina; Irma 1896-1975 long time deputy sheriff of Weyburn; Marcelle 1898-1955 married R.F. Reid, retired to Weyburn; Henriette 1900-1998 in Weyburn almost 80 years; and Lou 1906-1969 married Wilna Reetz of Radville. She attended Haig School and Weyburn Collegiate obtaining her grade 12. After securing a temporary teaching certificate she began to teach at Radville, the first of many one-room school houses. In 1928, now only 20 years of age, she upgraded her teaching qualifications at the provincial Normal School in Regina. For the next eight years she continued teaching in southern Saskatchewan, mainly along what is known as the Red Coat Trail (Highway 13) and included Ponteix, Verwood - where she met her husband to be. In the early 1930's Lucy returned to Weyburn to help her mother care for her ailing father. After his death she returned to teaching at Forget in 1933 and later at Val Marie. During the depression years teacher's salaries, which were not that high to start with, fell dramatically and many were forced to leave the prairies. Having married Albert Herman Erdahl they moved to Trail, BC where her two sons Gary and Alan were born. After the war she returned to family in Weyburn for a year. Moving to Regina, Lucy was employed by the Sask. Government, Statistics Dept. for the next 25 years. Following retirement and a trip to Belgium to visit cousins previously only known through their letters, Lucy moved to Calgary to be with her sons and to live to the present time. Living in her own apartment for several years, she moved to Trinity Lodge, the Westview and finally to Carewest Royal Park, where she spent many hours at her hobbies and interests including cribbage, bridge, bingo, horse races, hockey pools and entering her favorite pastime - contests. Lucy had recently won an autographed Gretzky hockey sweater. She is predeceased by her husband Albert, by one brother and four sisters. She will be lovingly remembered by her two sons Gary (Trudy) and Alan (Annette) both of Calgary, AB; seven grandchildren and ten great grandchildren. Funeral service was held at Leyden's Funeral Home on Thursday, September 6 at 10:00 a.m. Graveside service followed. The family wishes to thank Dallas Jezzard and the staff at Carewest Royal Park for their excellent care
- Molly Erfurt passed away suddenly in Stoughton, Sask. on Wednesday, February 25th, 2004, one month and four days short of her 86th birthday. She was predeceased by her parents Peter & Amalia, three brothers; Dave, Godfrey & Pete, her husband Dave (1978) and her youngest son Bud (2001). She is survived and lovingly remembered by her four children: Don of Ponoka, AB, Alan (Pearl), Regina, SK, June (Floyd) Krell of Stoughton, and Margaret (Lorne) Bobowski of Estevan, SK, 8 grandchildren and 2 great children. Memorial Service will be held at Zion Lutheran Church, Stoughton on March 6th, 2004 at 2:00 p.m. with Pastor Virgil D. Anderson presiding.
- Alice Margaret (nee MacDonald) Evans was born on July 23, 1916 in Froude, SK. Her parents were Archie and Elizabeth MacDonald. She had one sister, Mary and one brother, Gordon. Alice grew up in a typical prairie farm home. She left home after completing high school to attend Teacher's College. After graduation she taught for a couple of years in Saskatchewan country schools. Alice discovered she was not a teacher so she entered nurse's training at Saskatoon City Hospital and graduated as a nurse in 1943. Alice enjoyed a good career as a nurse here in Saskatchewan. Most of her career she spent in Weyburn and at the time of her retirement she was head nurse on one of the wards. During nurse's training Alice accepted Jesus Christ as her Lord and Savior. She became an active member of the Church of the Nazarene in Saskatoon. Alice also spent two years at Canadian Nazarene College when it was located at Red Deer, AB. At one time, Alice spent a year at Aldersgate College in Moose Jaw as college nurse and as an instructor in three courses. Alice had a variety of interests that included painting in watercolors, writing poetry and baking. Alice appreciated music and especially old time fiddling. One of the great pleasures of her life was traveling. She traveled to South America and South Africa. She enjoyed traveling across North America and enjoyed a trip to Britain and Switzerland. Alice married Lawrence Evans in June 1975 and enjoyed almost 25 years of a warm and loving relationship with him and his family. Alice enjoyed her stepsons and their families and was known to them as Grandma Alice. She was also good friends with Lawrence's sisters and brother. Alice loved life on the farm with Lawrence. She especially liked the horses and was a good gardener. Alice and Lawrence enjoyed traveling together and she looked forward to their journeys. Alice had many lifelong friends that she was careful to keep in touch with. She was active in the Church of the Nazarene in Melfort and was a great friend and supporter to many in the community. She deeply appreciated the many visitors and acts of kindness toward her during her stay in hospital in these last months of her life. She did recover well enough to be able to be at home with the love of her life on the farm in Beatty until her passing on April 15, 2000. Alice will be greatly missed by her husband Lawrence, her stepsons, Eldon and Harold and their families and her many friends. She was predeceased by her parents and her brother and sister. The funeral service for Alice was held from the Church of the Nazarene, Melfort, on Thursday, April 20, at 2:00 p.m. with Pastor Debbie Tanasiecuk officiating. The interment followed on Friday, April 21, at 3:00 p.m. at the Stoughton Cemetery, Stoughton. The active pallbearers were Eldon, Harold, Clarence, and Kevin Evans, Doug Campbell, and Larry Paynter, and the ushers were Clare Boyd and Mel Haugerud. The organist for the service was Janice Penner, a solo was sung by George Cole, and a duet was performed by Kevin and Joyce Evans. A tribute was given by Rev. Wallace Byggdin.
- Thomas Harwin Everingham died suddenly on January 28, 2009. Tom is survived by his loving wife Sue, his sister Vee McMillan of Newmarket and brother Ernest of Cobourg, ON and Mesa, AZ. Tom will also be fondly remembered by his extended families in Ontario and Western Canada. Tom was born April 29, 1932 on the family farm at Stoughton, Sask. where he grew up, moving to Ontario in 1967. He was co-owner of Newmarket Rental, later moving to Codrington where he and Sue operated Yorkspan Antiques. Tom's caring and giving nature won him many friends. His zest for living and interest in people's lives endeared him to many. Tom will be sadly missed by all who knew him. A celebration of his life will be held in Codrington Community Centre on March 7, 2009.
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- Arlene (nee Packett) Fenn passed away peacefully on November 1, 2002 in the presence of her family at St. Joseph's Hospital in Estevan. She was predeceased by her father Albert Packett. She is survived and mourned by her husband, Robert and their children: Robin (Catherine) and their children Samuel, Jonathan and Anna; Darwin (Shannon) and their children Jonas and Nathan; Dennice Rouse (John) and their children Dustin and Codie; Brenda Fleming (Ron) and their children Jesse and Luke; her mother Daisy Packett; her sister Karen Sherman (Ray); numerous nieces and nephews, and others she loved like her own children, including especially Rocky Martell (Tracy and Dayton). Arlene was born May 23, 1941 in Brandon, MB and married Robert October 3, 1959. They farmed together near Stoughton and Kisbey, and together pastored churches in Stoughton, Assiniboia and Weyburn. Arlene's open door, willing ear and loving heart were lifelines to many who needed help, advice and love. She always had a special love for children and will be remembered by many for her wonderful kids' clubs and puppetry. She was also an accomplished pianist and piano teacher, and fully enjoyed her garden and crafts. Funeral service was held at 2:00 p.m. Monday, November 4 at the Memorial Hall in Stoughton with interment to follow at Stoughton Cemetery.
- Lila Jane (nee Richardson). On Wednesday, March 5, 2003, Lila Jane Fenn of Stoughton passed away quietly and peacefully at the age of 94 years at New Hope Pioneer Lodge. Lila was born in Shawville, Quebec on August 3, 1908 to Samuel Ralph and Lavina Richardson. She was predeceased by her husband Robert (Bob) in 1979, her parents, her brother Bert and daughter-in-law Arlene. She is lovingly remembered by her four children Eileen (Lorne); Lois (Ed); Denzel (Flora); and Robert. Sister Doreen (Ray); brother Russell (Edna); sister-in-law Reta; 12 grandchildren; 23 great grandchildren; as well as numerous relatives and friends. Lila received her education in Stoughton and then worked at home until her marriage in 1928 to Robert Alfred Fenn. Together with their four children, Bob and Lila farmed near Stoughton until their retirement. Over the years, Lila worked as a cook both at the Stoughton Esso Restaurant and at New Hope Pioneer Lodge. She enjoyed gardening, baking, knitting and her favorite times when friends and family would come to visit. Her favorite book was her Bible, which she shared with all who would listen. She was actively involved in her church and whenever the doors were open she was there. The center of her life was her family. She regularly watched each grandchild as they came along and enjoyed cooking meals for everyone. There was always room for one more. Funeral service was held at 2:00 p.m., Saturday, March 9 at Stoughton Apostolic Church with Pastor Graham Beke and her son, Rev. Denzel Fenn officiating. Pallbearers were her grandchildren: Darrell Noyes; Bruce White; Gary Goudy; Darwin Fenn; James Fenn and Doug Cassidy. Interment was in Stoughton Cemetery.
- Marge (nee Eckert). It is with great sadness that the family announces the passing of their mother, grandmother and great grandmother, Marge Fietz, who passed away on March 15, 2000 at the Fillmore Health Center, Fillmore, at the age of 79 years. Predeceased by her parents, Emil and Wilhelmina Eckert; her husband, Manny Fietz; and seven brothers and three sisters. Marge is survived by her three children: Eric (Margaret), Maureen (John), and Shelley (Ron); five grandchildren: Stacy Fietz, Krista Warkentin (Paul), Shannon Autet, Michael and Jonathon Horn and two great grandchildren: Terrance and Melyssa Warkentin; along with numerous nieces and nephews; a brother-in-law, sisters-in-law and a host of friends. Martha (Marge) Fietz was born on January 2, 1921, the second youngest daughter of Emil and Wilhelmina Eckert. Marge grew up in the Browning, Kisbey areas before moving to Stoughton in 1937. In 1941 she married Manny Fietz and they farmed north of Stoughton until 1956 when they moved into town. When they moved to town, Marge worked at the restaurant at the Esso until it was sold and then she worked at Crossman's Poultry Farm as an egg scanner for 13 years, until ill health forced her to retire. In her younger years Marge was very active in community work such as the Lutheran Ladies Aid, Go Getters and the rink auxiliary. She also loved to watch hockey, curling and baseball and took great pride in watching her children take part in their activities. She especially enjoyed working in her flower and vegetable garden and always had an abundance of vegetables to share with her friends. Marge suffered a massive stroke in May of 1993 and has been a resident of Fillmore Union Health Center since November of 1993. Funeral service was held Saturday, March 18, at 2:00 p.m. from Grace United Church, Stoughton, with Rev. Jann Sampson officiating. Interment followed in Stoughton Cemetery. All those in attendance were considered to be honorary pallbearers. The active pallbearers were Don Eckert, Pat Farrell, Dale Eckert, Doug Eckert, Richard Eckert and Harry Balon.
- Daryl Wayne went into the presence of his Lord on January 9th, 2006. Daryl was born in Regina July 28th, 1966, the son of Gerald and Carol (McCrea) Figler. Daryl grew up in Stoughton, Sask. with his younger brother and pal Dean Figler. He moved to Alberta in 1987, where he met and married the girl he loved, Tamara Jean Skiba. As newly weds they moved to Broken Arrow, Oklahoma, to attend Rhema Bible Training Center. Daryl worked at First Baptist Church in Broken Arrow for (13) thirteen years as the Facilities Manager. His greatest adventure in life began as he stepped out into full time ministry doing everything from reaching out to people on the streets, to traveling across oceans to places like Peru, Rwanda and Ethiopia. His precious girlies, Destinee Wray, 9, and MacKenzie Wray, 4, were the greatest joys of his life. His life spoke to many and we all look forward to a great reunion! A memorial service was held at Life Demonstration Church, Broken Arrow on January 14th, 2006.
- Dorothy Rosamond (nee Lobb). On the afternoon of November 6, 2006, Dorothy Rosamond Figler peacefully went to be with her Lord at the age of 89 years, with her daughter Marilyn at her side. She will be lovingly remembered by her children, Myrna (Ken) Hartenberger, Joan (Del) Needham, Gerry (Carol) Figler and Marilyn (Wayne) Lee; eight grandchildren, 14 great grandchildren, her brother, Harold Lobb; one sister-in-law, nieces, nephews and extended family. Dorothy was predeceased by her husband, George, brother, Walter, grandson, Daryl, one baby grandson and one baby great grandson. Dorothy was born February 24th, 1917 to Richard and Kottie Lobb at Stoughton, Saskatchewan. Her life was dedicated to faith and family. After the passing of her husband in 1971, she moved from her home is Stoughton to Weyburn where she lived for a few years before moving on to Vancouver to attend Bible College. For several years, she was active in diverse, supportive ministries there, until she moved to Regina in 1982 to be close to family. Funeral Services were held Saturday, November 11th, 2006 at 3:00 p.m. from the Stoughton Apostolic Church, Stoughton, Sask. with Pastor Robert Fenn officiating. Interment followed in Stoughton Cemetery.
- Gordon R., of Regina and formerly of Stoughton, SK., passed away peacefully at the Salvation Army William Booth Special Care Home on January 11, 2004 at the age of 78 years. Predeceased by his parents, Annie and William Foley; brothers, Melvin, Clifford and Edward Foley. He will be sadly missed and remembered forever by his loving wife of 58 years, Elaine; sons, Brian (Donna) and Robert Foley; daughters, Brenda Foley, Judie Flamand, and Betty (Bruce) Rogers, as well as grandchildren, Gord, David, Wade, Sean, Leland, Larissa, Meghan and Steven; four great grandchildren; sisters, Edith Davidson, Edna (Ivan) Thring, Grace MacKinnon, Mary (Ted) Miller, Laura Foley, Myrtle (Ed) Allan; brother, William Foley and numerous relatives and friends. Gordon was a maker of wonderful things and loved to share his talents with others. His spirit will live on in the hearts of friends and family. Memorial Service will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Thursday, January 15, 2004 at Broadway United Church, 105 Broadway Ave., Regina, SK, with Rev. Jim Balfour officiating. The family is grateful for the care provided by the staff at the Pasqua Hospital and William Booth Special Care Home.
- Iris Isabelle (nee Phillips), aged 66 years of Moose Jaw, Sk., passed away suddenly on Sunday, December 24, 2000, with her family by her side. The funeral mass will be celebrated on Friday, December 29, 2000 at 10:00 a.m. in St. Joseph's Church, Moose Jaw, Rev. Fr. David Cottingham C. Ss. R. will be the presiding Celebrant and burial will take place at Rosedale Cemetery. Prayers will be held on Thursday, December 28, 2000 at 7:00 p.m. in the Parkview Funeral Chapel. Iris was born at Stoughton, Sask., and received her education at Ossa School. She married Jacob Folk of Benson, Sask. in 1952 and moved to Moose Jaw 1957 where she has continued to reside until her passing. Iris operated Folk's Book and Gift Shop and later ran an approved care home, where she put her heart and soul into the care of the less fortunate. Iris was a true and giving person, always putting the needs of others before herself. She was predeceased by her husband Jacob Folk in 1977, her father Wessley Phillips, her second husband Lou Gorton in 1986, a special friend and companion Maurice Parker (Pa) in 2000, brother-in-law Ed Folk in 2000, sister-in-law Rosella Arndt. Iris will be sadly missed and lovingly remembered by; son Ron (Carolyn) and their family, Maegan, Caitlin and Aaron, son Wally all of Moose Jaw, mother Violet Phillips, sister Carol (Harry) Balon, brother Gerald (Jean) Phillips, aunt Lillian Phillips, all of Stoughton, Sask., sister-in-law Anne (Jake) Ruckaber of Kelowna, B.C., brothers-in-law; Bill Folk of Moose Jaw, Ben (Sylvia) Folk, Ray Arndt of Weyburn, Ray (Wilma) Folk, Roy (Doreen) Folk all of Calgary, Ken (Norma) Folk of Richmond, B.C. sister-in-law Martha (Harry) Robertson of Cold Lake, Alberta. Iris is also survived by the Gorton Family of England, the Parker Family of Canada, and numerous nieces and nephews.
- Irene Dorothy (nee Chapman) Fowlow passed away peacefully in the arms of her children on Wednesday, April 23, 2003 at the Fillmore Health Centre. Irene was predeceased by her husband Grant; son-in-law Beryl Beals; six brothers and two sisters. Irene is lovingly remembered by her son, Dale (Dian) Fowlow of Stoughton and her daughter, Dianne Beals of Regina; six grandsons: Gary (Glenda) Fowlow of Estevan, Chris (Val) Fowlow of Edmonton, AB, Darren (Janine) Fowlow of Kelowna, BC, Rob (Keri) Fowlow of Ottawa, ON, Vance (Teri) Beals of Regina and Jason Beals of Calgary, AB; eight great grandchildren: Andrew, Allison, Julie, Sabrina Fowlow, Evan and Lyra Franiel, Jesseca and Breanna Beals; sisters-in-law: Eunice Chapman, Mabel Chapman of Arcola and Marge Law of Calgary, AB, as well as numerous nieces and nephews. Irene was born August 26, 1915 on the homestead of her parents, north of Arcola. She attended school at the Fine View School until moving to a farm closer to Arcola and completing her education in Arcola. She met and married Grant Fowlow of Stoughton in 1939. Irene spent her entire married life in Stoughton first operating the telephone office 1940-45 while Grant worked for Government Telephones. She continued at the telephone office working for George Poole until the dial telephone system was installed. A short time was spent working in a dress shop. She then continued employment with Peter and Blanche Kasdorf's Robinson Store until her retirement in 1978. Irene loved her garden and flowers, spending hours in her yard. She was involved in the community and sang in the choir and belonged to the UCW. Her greatest love being her six grandsons who she camped with, laughed with and supported in their many activities and accomplishments. Spending the last three years in the Fillmore Health Centre, she fondly became known as Renee. She loved to give and receive hugs and kisses with "I love you" response. A memorial service was held Monday, April 28 at 2:00 p.m. from the Grace United Church, Stoughton, with Rev. Brian Ast officiating. Interment followed in Stoughton Cemetery. Pallbearers were her grandsons: Gary, Chris, Darren and Robert Fowlow, Vance and Jason Beals.
- Walter Grant. It is with great sadness the family wishes to announce the passing of Walter Grant Fowlow on March 17, 2000. Grant was born May 21, 1916 in Stoughton where he lived his entire life. Over the years he had numerous occupations, the last being hardware clerk at Stoughton Co-op until his retirement. On July 1, 1939 Grant married Irene Chapman of Arcola. They were blessed with two children, son Dale (Dian) and daughter Dianne Beals. In his youth, Grant was an avid hockey player and curler. In his retirement his passion for the Blue Jays was surpassed only by his love for his six grandsons and pride in their accomplishments. Grant is survived by his loving wife of 60 years, Irene of Stoughton; one son Dale (Dian) Fowlow of Stoughton and one daughter, Dianne Beals of Regina; six grandsons; Gary Grant Fowlow, Christopher Clarke Fowlow, Darren Dale (Janine) Fowlow, Robert Roy Fowlow, Vance Eldon (Teri) Beals and Jason Grant Beals. Grant is also survived by six great grandchildren: Andrew, Allison, Julie and Sabrina Fowlow and Jesseca and Breanna Beals; and one sister, Marge (Andy) Law of Calgary; four nieces and one nephew. Grant was predeceased by his parents, Isabella Louise and Hugh Walter Fowlow, and son-in-law, Beryl Beals (November 1996). Funeral service was held Wednesday, March 22 at 2:00 p.m. from Grace United Church, Stoughton, with Rev. Jann Sampson officiating. Interment followed in Stoughton Cemetery. Pallbearers were his six grandsons.
- Hugh John. On Wednesday, February 6, 2002, Hugh John Fraser, late of Stoughton, passed away at the New Hope Pioneer Lodge at the age of 79 years. Predeceased by his parents, Franklin and Gladys Fraser; one son, Ronald John Fraser; six brothers: Harvey, Donald, Edgar, Ronald, two brothers in infancy, and by one sister, Doris McCrea. Hugh is survived by his loving wife of 55 years, Mildred Fraser of Stoughton; one son, Wayne Fraser of Stoughton; four daughters: Donna (Bruce) Falconer of Fort McLeod; Carol (Jerry) Figler of Stoughton; Linda (Ray) Lauzon of Assiniboia and Doris Kuntz of Regina; 16 grandchildren and 23 great grandchildren as well as numerous nieces and nephews; three brothers: Gilbert (Agnes) Fraser of Stoughton; George Fraser of Stoughton and Bob Fraser of Saskatoon; two sisters: Mary Smallwood of Saskatoon and Ceta (Dennis) Rude of Lake Alma. Hugh John Fraser was born January 7, 1923 in Stoughton, and was the eldest son of Franklin and Gladys Fraser. He was raised on the family farm along with six brothers and three sisters where he developed a love of horses and in later years enjoyed relating his childhood experiences with his grandchildren. He received his education at a small country school known as Hillier School. At a very young age Hugh joined the army and served with the Cameron Highlanders overseas during the second world war from 1941 to 1945. At the end of the war he returned home to Stoughton. He married Mildred McCrea in Weyburn on June 22, 1946, a union which lasted 55 years. Mildred and Hugh raised a family of four daughters and two sons. For most of his working career he was employed as a grader operator starting with the R.M. of Tecumseh #65, then moving to Regina in 1963 working for the R.M. of Edenwold #158, BACM, and the R.M. of Lumsden #189 until 1979 when he returned to Stoughton and finished his working career for the R.M. of Tecumseh #65 retiring in 1987. Hugh enjoyed playing broomball, curling, golf and fastball. His favorite NHL hockey team was the Montreal Canadians. Hugh was a member of the Royal Canadian Legion Tecumseh Branch #133 in Stoughton and was always ready to lend a helping hand wherever it was needed in his community. He was an active member of the Stoughton Apostolic Church. Special events in his life include his marriage, the birth of his children and grandchildren, and renewing his wedding vows at his 50th wedding anniversary in 1996. The most special event was the day he accepted Jesus Christ as Savior and Lord in 1977. After his conversion he faithfully knelt by his bed each night and prayed for his family, which is a memory we in his family will cherish forever. Funeral service was held Monday, February 11 at 2:00 p.m. from Grace United Church, Stoughton, with Pastor Graham Beke officiating. Interment followed in Stoughton Cemetery. All those in attendance were considered to be honorary pallbearers. The active pallbearers were: Bob Ryalls, Bud Ryalls, John Witton, Pat Neal, George Goudy and Don Debusschere.
- Robert Allan Fraser of Saskatoon, passed away March 22, 2003, age 68. A memorial service will be held at the Stoughton Apostolic Church Wednesday, April 2. Officiated by Pastor Graham Beke and Robert Fenn of Stoughton. Robert was predeceased by his parents, Frank and Gladys Fraser, brothers and sisters-in-law: Hugh, Edgar (Pat), infant twins, Harvey (Alma), Donald, Ronald, and sister, Doris McCrea, brother-in-law, Roy Smallwood. He leaves to mourn his brothers, Gilbert (Agnes), George, sisters, Mary Smallwood, Ceta (Dennis) Rude, sisters-in-law, Mildred Fraser, Iris Fraser, and numerous nephews and nieces. Robert Fraser was born March 20, 1935 at Stoughton. He took his schooling at the rural school of Hillier, then Stoughton school. He managed his father's cafe at the age of 16, and spent a year at a Presbyterian Bible School in Alberta. He worked 21 years for Safeway stores, beginning in Regina, and ending as a manager of Safeway store in Moose Jaw. His later years were spent in Saskatoon. Bob had a rich baritone voice and sang at weddings, community events, and house parties. He was a kind person, and his ready wit brought laughter to those around him.
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- Joseph Francis Fabian Gentes was born on December 4, 1914 at Bellegarde. He was the tenth of 13 children of Felix and Eliza (Dumont) Gentes. Fondly known as "Little Joe", he married Virginie Richaud of Deer Horn, MB on October 22, 1934 at Abbiville, MB. Joe and Virgie farmed near Deer Horn for 16 years. In 1950 they moved to farm one mile east of Stoughton, where they raised their family and farmed until 1975 when they retired into Stoughton. Joe enjoyed playing pool, golfing, playing cards and watching sports on TV. Two years ago Joe and Virgie moved into Newhope Pioneer Lodge in Stoughton where Joe passed away at age 88, on April 30, 2003. He was predeceased by his parents, Felix in 1919 and Elise in 1970; his wife of 68 years, Virginie on February 22, 2003; two brothers: Alphonse and Maurice; five sisters: Germaine, Anne Marie, Margaret, Annette and Georgette; his son, Teddy; one granddaughter, Sherrie Lynn Gentes, one grandson, Mark Gentes and one daughter-in-law, Vera Gentes. Joe is survived by six sons: Raymond; Felix (Shirley); Norman (Mary Jane); Paul (Margaret); Michael (Darlene); John (Marj); and two daughters: Anne and Simone (Emile) Besseck; brother, Gerard (Marcelle); four sisters: Denise, Dora, Therease and Marie (John); sister-in-law, Simone; as well as 30 grandchildren, 68 great grandchildren and five great great grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews. Prayers were said Friday, May 2 at 7:00 p.m. at Our Lady of La Salette Roman Catholic Church at Forget with readings by granddaughter, Carrie Gentes. The funeral mass was held Saturday, May 3 at 100 p.m. from our Lady of La Salette Roman Catholic Church, Forget, with Father Joachim Tyrtania, Celebrant. Readings were given by granddaughters, Yvette Gentes and Lorinda Beler. Thank you to vocalist, Monica Dayman and to nieces Bonnie Bendickson and Wendy Sweetland for singing "Amazing Grace." Grandson, Danny Relis was the urnbearer. Interment was in Forget Cemetery. A big thank you to Frank and Flora Stock for opening up their home for the family for refreshments and lunch after prayers.
- Raymond "Ray" Gentes (1931 - 2010) , late of Stoughton, Sask. passed away in Weyburn, Sask. on Tuesday, March 23, 2010 at the age of 78 years. A prayer service will be held in Grace United Church, Stoughton, on Friday, March 26, 2010 at 7:30 p.m. The funeral mass will be celebrated on Saturday, March 27, 2010 at 10:30 a.m. in Our Lady of La Salette R.C. Church in Forget, Sask. Interment will be held at a later date.
- Virginie "Virgie" Angele Louise (nee Richaud). On Saturday, February 22, 2003, Virginie Angele Louise Gentes, late of Stoughton, passed away at Stoughton Newhope Pioneer Lodge, at the age of 88 years. Predeceased by her parents, Jean Auguste and Eulalie Richaud; three brothers; Henri, Auguste and Joseph and one sister, Marie; her son Teddy; one granddaughter, Sherrie Lynn Gentes, one grandson Mark Gentes, and one daughter-in-law Vera Gentes. Virgie is survived by her loving husband of 68 years, Joseph; six sons: Raymond, Felix (Shirley), Norman (Mary Jane), Paul (Margaret), Michael (Darlene), John (Marj) and two daughters: Anne and Simone (Emile); one sister Terese and one brother Hermas (Evelyn), as well as 30 grandchildren, 68 great grandchildren and five great great grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews. Virgie was born December 6, 1914 at Deer Horn, MB to Jean and Eulalie Richaud. She grew up on her parent's farm and as the eldest daughter she helped in the raising of her younger sisters and brothers, and helped with the farm work. She attended school at Deer Horn country school. On October 22, 1935 Virgie married Joseph Gentes at St. Augustine's Church, Abbiville. Virgie and Joe moved from their farm in Deer Horn to a farm near Stoughton at the end of June, 1950. They had farmed for 15 years at Deer Horn and 25 years at Stoughton before retiring into town in 1975. They resided at Newhope Lodge, where Joe continues to live, for the past two years. Virgie was very involved with her church community attending Sunday mass and taking communion to shut-ins. She worked at the library on a weekly basis for 20 to 25 years. Virgie's interests were knitting, doing crossword puzzles, and drawing house plans for a dream home of the future. In later years she continued to knit mitts and socks for her grandchildren. She enjoyed playing cards or scrabble with friends. She volunteered at Newhope Pioneer Lodge for a number of years after moving into Stoughton, as well as for bake sales and craft sales. Virgie had a positive attitude toward others and enjoyed helping people whenever she could. She was a good neighbour and friend to many. She was much loved by all who knew her. Special thanks to Frank and Flora Stork for opening their hearts and home to anyone who needed food or a place to lay their head at all hours of the day and night. Prayers were said Monday, February 24 at 7:30 p.m. in the dining room of Newhope Pioneer Lodge in Stoughton. The funeral mass was held Tuesday, February 25 at 2:00 p.m. from Our Lady of La Salette Roman Catholic Church, Forget, with Father Joachim Tyrtania Celebrant. Interment followed in Forget Cemetery. Pallbearers were Pat Gentes, Owen Gentes, Michael Gentes, Sheldon Gentes, Carrie-Lynn Gentes and Andre Besseck.
- Doreen (nee Richardson), of Stoughton, passed away suddenly on August 6, 2008 at the age of 83. She was predeceased by her husband of 62 years, Raymond less than one year ago. She was also predeceased by her parents, Samuel and Lavina (Telford) Richardson, her granddaughter, Meagan Gilby, her bother, Bert Richardson and her sister Lila Fenn. She is survived by her loving family, Douglas (Marg) Gilby of Lloydminster, AB, Patricia Stach of Calgary, AB, Ralph (Shelly) Gilby of Langley, BC; three grandchildren, Alana & Curtis Stach, & Trevor (Jody) Gilby: three great grandchildren, Hannah, Avery & Liam Gilby. She also leaves to mourn her brother, Russell (Edna) Richardson and sister-in-law, Rita Richardson. Doreen was born on a farm 3 miles from Stoughton. She attended school there and then went to secretarial college in Regina. After receiving her diploma, she worked for the Department of Statistics. While in Regina, she met the love of her life, Ray and they were married March 15, 1945. They moved to Stoughton where Ray farmed and ran the Shell Bulk & Service Station. Doreen generally held 2 or 3 jobs at any given time. Her earliest venture was an outdoor hamburger stand, which she operated with a friend on Main Street, Friday & Saturday evenings. Later her jobs included: secretary to the town lawyer, insurance sales, typing teacher and her favorite Post Mistress. At the same time she & Ray were busy raising three children. Doreen was an avid curler and loved bonspieling! In later years, she took up golfing which she played with the same zeal that she did with everything she undertook. She was an extremely active and tireless worker, whether at a paying job or a volunteer organization. Some of the organizations she was a member of were the Go-Getters, Legion Auxiliary, the United Church, the Curling Club and the Drop In Center. She loved to work in the yard in the summertime and it really became a showpiece beautiful flowers and shrubs abounded. What a Green Thumb she had! After retirement, she and Ray spent the winter months in Texas which they loved the aquacizes, cards, dances she did it all! Doreen was so honored to be chosen as a Saskatchewan Woman of Influence a few years ago. It was a great tribute to a great lady. During the last few years, she was the full-time caregiver for Ray and nobody could have loved, supported or cared for someone more. Doreen's hard work and devotion to her family was seen in every aspect of what she did. What was amazing is how she handled all the things that needed to be done, always with ease. Funeral services were held on August 11th in Stoughton and she has now been reunited with Ray. She will be lovingly missed and remembered by all her family and all her wonderful friends.
- Raymond William. On Monday, September 10, 2007, Raymond William Gilby, age 92 years, late of Stoughton, SK, passed away peacefully with his family by his side at Newhope Pioneer Lodge in Stoughton. Ray was predeceased by his parents; granddaughter Meagan Gilby and brothers, Dick and Jim Gilby. He is survived by his loving family: wife of 62 years, Doreen Gilby of Stoughton, SK; children, Douglas (Marg) Gilby of Lloydminster, AB, Patricia Stach of Calgary, AB and Ralph (Shelly) Gilby of Langley, B.C.; grandchildren, Alana Stach, Trevor (Jody) Gilby and Curtis Stach; great grandchildren, Hannah, Avery and Liam Gilby; siblings, Margaret (Bill) Greenly, Bob (Alma) Gilby, Lyle Gilby and Ann (George) Young, as well as numerous nieces and nephews. Memorial Service will be held on Thursday, September 13, 2007 at 2:00 p.m. from Grace United Church, Stoughton, with Rev. Deborah Laforet officiating. Interment will follow in the Stoughton Town Cemetery.
- Jean (nee Sundberg). On June 21, 2003, June Gordon, late of Stoughton, passed away in her 75th year at Souris Valley Extended Care Centre. Predeceased by her father Franz Sundberg in 1963, her mother Hedvig Sundberg in 1994; son Donald Gordon in 1962; sisters: Cecil in 1954, Ruth in 1962; and by her husband Harold in 1975. June is survived by her son, Lyle (Bev) Gordon of Stoughton; two grandsons: Craig and Nevin both of Stoughton; one brother, Harald Sundberg of Stoughton; as well as nieces, nephews and cousins in Sweden. June was born in Stockholm on June 26, 1927, the third daughter born to Franz and Hedvig Sundberg. In 1932 the family homesteaded at Lintlaw. The family worked hard to clear the land and they milked cows, had chickens and even kept bees for honey. She started school at age 10 and completed grades 1-8 at Arden Lea in a five year span. She went on to finish grades 9-12 at Lintlaw. In the fall of 1948 she attended Normal School in Moose Jaw. As a full time teacher, she continued taking university classes during the summer holidays until 1972. Harold and June were married at Lintlaw on April 23, 1957. She was a school teacher in several small towns; Lintlaw, Tufnell, Hume, Griffin, then from 1967 to 1984 she taught at Stoughton. June liked to knit and crochet. She loved farming and had several bird feeders and enjoyed watching birds come to them. She loved to watch curling on TV, and in the spring she enjoyed planting her flowers. From 1957 to 1967 June and Harold and Lyle lived in Froude. She taught school in Griffin and Harold ran the BA Oil dealership and they farmed south of Froude. When Harold's health started to fail, the family moved to Stoughton where June taught and Harold continued to farm. Harold passed away in 1975. In 1976, Hedvig and June's brother, Harald came to live with June and Lyle. Hedvig passed away in 1994 and Harald and June stayed together until June's illness forced her into long term care. June took great delight in her grandsons, Craig and Nevin. She was always available to help them with their school work or to listen to their reading. As they grew older she was excited when they got their driver's license and they could drive her wherever she wanted to go. She would come to the farm to see the new calves and check out the 4-H projects before they went to the fair. June loved teaching and right up until her passing took every opportunity to contribute by joining in all activities and interacting with all the residents of her new home on 1BS at Souris Valley Extended Care Centre in Weyburn. A memorial service was held Thursday, June 26 at 2:00 p.m. from Grace United Church, Weyburn, with Gary W. Goran officiating. Interment followed in Green Acres Memorial Gardens, Weyburn. All those in attendance were considered to be honorary pallbearers.
- Flora Mary (nee Olmstead) Goudy, late of Stoughton, passed away at the Regina General Hospital, Regina, on Wednesday, December 14, 2005 at the age of 84 years. Flora was born at Stoughton, on September 22, 1921 and was raised in the Viewfield District, attending Picton School. She attended high school in North Battleford and Stoughton. She graduated from Briercrest Bible School in 1941 and worked in Stoughton until her marriage to William Goudy in 1946. Flora was a loving, devoted, loyal and caring wife, mother and grandmother. Her family was the center of her life and she always looked forward to visits from her grandchildren and her great grandchildren. She was an excellent cook and enjoyed baking, gardening, and visits from family and friends. She also enjoyed reading and doing crossword puzzles. She was a member of the Stoughton Apostolic Church and taught primary Sunday School for many years. Flora is predeceased by her father, John Olmstead; mother, Kate Emily Bradford; step-father, Alden Bradford; brother, Leslie Olmstead; step brothers, Ray and Gerald Bradford and step sister, Winona Poffenroth. Flora is survived by her loving husband of 59 years, William Goudy of Stoughton; four children, Joan Goudy of Regina, Colleen (Harold) Johnsrude of Didsbury, AB, Graham (Valerie) Goudy of Stoughton, and Glenn (Alvina) Goudy of Stoughton; grandchildren, Cherie (Trevor) Sanche, Allan (Michelle) Johnsrude, John (Julia) Goudy, Melissa and Brett Goudy, Lisa (Colin) Vogel, Shannon (Josh) Wallace, Mona (Jerry) Elek, Kevin (Alissa) Goudy; 16 great grandchildren; brothers, Gordon (Eloise) Olmstead and Harvey (Lorraine) Olmstead; sister, Sarah Olmstead; step brothers, Vern and Hugh Bradford and step sister, Shirley Bennett; brothers in law, Robert (Isabelle) Goudy and Hugh (Grace) Goudy as well as numerous nieces, nephews, relatives and friends. A Memorial Service was held Monday, December 19, at 2:00 p.m. from the Stoughton Memorial Hall, with Pastor Robert Fenn officiating. Internment to follow at Stoughton Cemetery.
- Hugh George (November 4, 1912 - December 4, 2006) passed away on Monday, December 4, 2006 at Stoughton, Sask. Service will be held Monday, December 18, 2006 at 2:00 p.m. in the Stoughton Memorial Hall with Pastor Robert Fenn officiating. Interment in the Stoughton Cemetery.
- Isabelle Mary Goudy, late of Stoughton, Sask. passed away on Saturday, November 27, 2010 at the age of 99 years. A Funeral Service will be held Friday, December 3, 2010 at 2:30 p.m. from the Stoughton Apostolic Church, Stoughton, with Pastor Robert Fenn officiating. Interment to follow in Stoughton Cemetery.
- Marcia Jean (nee Skuce) Goudy of Stoughton, passed away on Tuesday May 29, 2007 at the age of 68. She was predeceased by her father, William Skuce; sister, Joan Small; grandson, Benjamin Procknow. Marcia will be lovingly remembered by her husband, William R. (Bill) Goudy, Stoughton; seven children, Laura (Lester Lodoen), Fox Valley, AB; Brian (Cindy Carswell), Drayton Valley, AB; Bruce, Toronto, ON; Wanda Huber, Sherwood Park, AB; Doug (Christy), Stoughton, Jenny (Herb Procknow), Viking, AB; Joyce (Miles Molstad), Airdrie, AB; 12 grandchildren, Elise and Royce Lodoen, Nathan & Scott Huber, Billy, Jackson and Carter Goudy, Alex and Clarke Procknow, Reagan, Rachelle and Jenna Goudy; her mother, Nora Skuce, Stoughton; sister, Donna (Rod McLeod), Lethbridge, AB; brothers, Dennis Skuce (Vivian) and Donald Skuce (Betty), Saskatoon; parents-in-law, Robert and Isabelle Goudy, Stoughton and their families, as well as numerous relatives and friends. A memorial service was held on Saturday, June 2 at 2:00 p.m. from the Stoughton Town Hall, Stoughton. Interment followed in Stoughton Cemetery.
- William John, late of Stoughton, SK, passed away on Wednesday, December 5, 2007 at New Hope Pioneer Lodge, Stoughton, SK at the age of 92 years. William was born on the family farm in the Handsworth District on October 26, 1915. He was the youngest of three sons born to Irish immigrant William Goudy & his wife Nettie. William attended Hill Hurst School. He liked to play ball and was a fan of the St. Louis Cardinals all his life. William & Flora Olmstead were married in 1946 & he took over the family farm from his father the same year. They lived there until moving to Stoughton, SK in 1980. He was a loving, devoted, loyal & caring husband, father & grandfather. His family was the center of his life. He was interested in sports, especially baseball, curling & football. He loved music & had an extensive music collection. He attended the Stoughton Apostolic Church & was a Board Member for many years. William was predeceased by his wife, Flora; parents, William & Nettie (Graham) & brother, Hugh. William will be lovingly remembered by his four children, Joan Goudy, Regina, SK, Colleen (Harold) Johnsrude, Didsbury, AB, Graham (Valerie) Goudy, Stoughton, SK & Glenn (Alvina) Goudy, Stoughton, SK; grandchildren, Cherie (Trevor) Sanche, Allan (Michelle) Johnsrude, John (Julia) Goudy, Melissa and Brett (Crystal) Goudy, Lisa (Colin) Vogel, Shannon (Josh) Wallace, Mona (Jerry) Elek, Kevin (Alissa) Goudy; 19 great-grandchildren; brother, Robert (Isabelle); sisters-in-law, Grace Goudy & Sarah Olmstead; brothers-in-law, Gordon (Eloise) Olmstead & Harvey (Lorraine) Olmstead. The Memorial Service is being held on, Monday, December 10, 2007 from the Stoughton Legion Hall, Stoughton, SK at 2:00 p.m. Interment to take place at Stoughton Cemetery, Stoughton, SK.
- Norman Ward. On Sunday, February 13, 2005, Norman Ward Gowan late of Stoughton, passed away at the Regina General Hospital at the age of 88 years. Predeceased by his mother and father Ward Earl and Sarah Jane Gowan; his wife Olive; sister Dorothy Hannan; brother-in-law George Hannan and niece, Jean Warwick. Norman is survived by his son Ken (Colleen) Gowan of Stoughton, and his grandchildren Sarah (Jason) Holzar of Weyburn; Kevin Gowan of Stoughton, Crystal Gowan of Stoughton; and many nieces and nephews. Norman was born at Granfell, on January 1, 1917. After attending public and high school Norman attended Success Business College in Regina. In 1937 he worked at a service station in Balgonie prior to starting his electrical career with Prairie Power Company, he was then employed for 42 years as a District Operator with the SaskPower Corporation. Norman retired on July 31, 1979 and SaskPower held a retirement party for him. Norman married Olive Bowes on July 31, 1946 at the Grace United Church in Stoughton, and they had one son, Ken. He was very proud of his grandchildren and attended grandson, Kevin's graduation in June of 2004 and his granddaughter, Sarah's wedding in August of 2004. Norman lived in Stoughton since 1946 where he was very active in the community. He was a Councilor and Overseer for the Village of Stoughton from 1949 to 1955 and in 1958 he was one of three people who formed a company to organize and begin construction of the New Hope Pioneer Lodge. He then became a board member for many years. Norman was a member of the United Church and was active in many church projects. He enjoyed hockey and football. He also curled and coached minor hockey. He will be lovingly remembered and sadly missed by all he knew and loved. A Service of Remembrance was held Thursday, February 17, at 2:00 p.m. from Grace United Church, Stoughton, with Reverend Brian Ast officiating. Interment followed in Stoughton Cemetery. Honorary pallbearers were: Norman and Olga Hill, Lenny and Marie Fraser, Andy and Edith Raiwet, Bernard and Ada Clarkson, Johan and Evelyn Svorkdal.
- Gordon. It is with heartfelt sorrow that the family of Gordon Frederick Graham of White City, SK., formerly of Stoughton, SK. announces his passing on Wednesday, December 17, 2014 at the age of 80 years. Gordon is survived by his wife of 52 years, Eleanor; his two children Sherrie (Glen Busse) Graham-Busse and Tim (Paula); grandchildren Lexi and Sawyer Busse, Julia and Sam Graham; his two brothers Elgin Graham (Sharon) and Leonard Graham (Joanne); brother-in-law Jim Walker; chosen family Darwin and Shannon Fenn; nieces, nephews and the rest of his family and friends. Gordon was born November 15, 1934 to Pete and Emma Graham in Regina, SK. He graduated from Balfour Tech Collegiate in Regina. He always said his favorite part of school was recess. Gordon married Eleanor E. Prior on September 29, 1962. They were married for an amazing 52 years. Gordon was a man of the land. The love of growing crops, raising cattle and cleaning grain was what made him tick. He was an inventor of equipment and natural mechanic. With his wife Eleanor by his side they worked the land for 50 years to grow a productive and progressive grain and cattle operation at Stoughton, SK. Gordon never minded hard work and made sure that working hard was a happy occasion. They retired to White City in 2013 to be closer to family. Gord enjoyed spending time with his family and friends. He always had time to stop for a cup of coffee with a neighbor. Gord would go out of his way to lend a hand, even if it meant that his work might be put on hold for a while. He loved skating on the crick, taking the grandkids for dune-buggy rides and working in his workshop. Sunday was a day of rest for Gord, which he looked forward to spending with Eleanor and his kids. A celebration of Gordon's life will be held at Regina Funeral Home, Hwy #1 East, Regina, SK. on Monday, December 22, 2014 at 2:00 p.m. with Pastor Glenn Hobden officiating.
- Helen Janet (nee Skuce) Graham of Stoughton passed away on Thursday, May 20, 2010 at the age of 95 years. Born on her parents’ homestead south of Stoughton, th last surviving member of nine children born to parents Richard Donaldson Skuce and Janet (Sturgeon) Skuce. Mom was child number six. She attended Walton School and married Alex Graham on October 7, 1938. They lived on the farm southwest of Stoughton for 32 years. It was operated as a mixed farming operation for the majority of those years. In 1972, mom and dad moved to Stoughton. Mom was a member of the Walton Homemakers and the United Church Women. Her home was open to all. Helen was predeceased by her husband, our dad, Alex Graham on January 12, 1982: siblings and spouses, Lyle, William, Elmer, Bernice (Everett) Tindall, Allan (Bertha), John (Lorraine) Skuce, Doris (Bill) Damant and Lois (Walter) Donnelly. She was also predeceased by dad’s family: in-laws, John and Margaret (Pringle) Graham, Verna (Tony) Dumouchel, Jessie (Millard) Hutchinson, George (Marie) Graham and Bill (Jean) Graham. She is survived by her loving family, who will miss her dearly; daughter Bonnita (Earl) Slimmon of Heward, and sons, Barry (Donna) Graham of Harris and Garth (Judy) Graham of Stoughton. She sadly leaves behind grandchildren and great grandchildren: Lisa (Bryan) Gould – Spencer and Hannah; Scott Stankov (Kara) – Kurtis and Kaitlin and Kara’s children Riley, Braydon and Skylar; Dawn (Etienne) Patenaude – Joren, Claire and Brenna; Kari (Kevin) Patenaude–Karley, Quinn and Ben; Jody (Kevin) Papp–Carter and Cooper; Stacey (Kirk) Tanner–Jaxon and Rhett; and Randy (Bobbie-Jo) Graham–Sam and Presley. Mom is also survived by her sisters-in-law Nora Skuce, Hazel Skuce and Alice Skuce and sister-in-law Margaret (Bert) Mack, as well as a host of nieces and nephews. A memorial service was held in Grace United Church, Stoughton on Wednesday, June 30 at 2:00 pm with Deborah Laforet officiating. A family interment will follow in the Stoughton Town Cemetery. Honourary pallbearers were Helen’s grandchildren and great grandchildren. Donations in memory of mom may be made to Grace United Church, Stoughton or Newhope Pioneer Lodge, Stoughton. Special thanks to all the staff of Newhope Pioneer Lodge for the outstanding care and compassion for mom and her family.
- Jean Ellen (nee Hall). On Sunday, May 16, 1999, Jean Ellen Graham, late of Stoughton, passed away at the age of 71 years. Predeceased by her parents, Samuel and Ellen Hall; and by her husband, William Graham on August 30, 1995. She leaves to mourn her two sons: Brian (Elaine) Graham of Saskatoon, and their children: Michael, Matthew and Katelyn; and Bryce (Alvina) Graham of Saskatoon, and their daughter, Allison; one brother, Howard (Margaret) Hall of Stoughton; and several nieces and nephews. Jean Ellen Graham (nee Hall) was born October 2, 1927 at Huntoon, SK and attended school in the Mona district. She and her older brother, Howard, were raised in the Huntoon district. She married William John Graham on December 14, 1951. She and Bill had two sons: Brian and Bryce. They farmed in the Huntoon district until 1956 when they moved to Froude and lived there until 1978 when they moved to Stoughton, where she resided until her passing. Jean really enjoyed visiting with family and friends. She was a wonderful hostess and enjoyed hosting Christmas, Thanksgiving and Easter meals for her family and friends. She passed away on May 16, 1999 at Regina General Hospital. A memorial service was held Thursday, May 20 at 2:00 p.m. from Grace United Church, Stoughton, with Rev. Jann Sampson officiating. All those in attendance were considered to be honorary pallbearers.
- Allan McLean. On Friday, April 17th, 2009, Allan McLean Gray passed away at the age of 88 years. Allan was predeceased by his parents, Gordon and Daisy Gray; two wives: Ella Phillips and Ellen Kalman on April 4th, 2009; three brothers: Kennith, James and Donald. Allan will be lovingly remembered by his family: Dorothy Knoch of Stoughton and her children: Furman (Brenda) Calibaba and their children, Wade, Tiffany, Jasmine and Zackary, Susan (Ken) Ellingson and their children, Jody (Lorie) and their son, Kaylib, Ryan Wilkie, MacKenzie, Janet Carnegie and her sons, Gordon and Gavin, Karen Calibaba; Noreen Kalman of Hillier, ON and her children: Geoffrey (Lauren) Heinricks and their children: Winona, Jemima, Keziah, Micah, Wendy (Randy) McLeod and their children: Jordan, Dana, Robin, Erin, Lorelee (Brad) Duncan and their children, Jamie, Sydney and Christopher; George (Fran) Kalman of Weyburn and their son, Rob (Ardelle) Kalman and their children, Jason, Josh and Cortnie; brother-in-law, David (Gladys) Lane of Langley, BC; sister-in-law, Betty Gray of Regina; as well as numerous nieces, nephews, relatives and friends. Allan was born March 27th, 1921 at Stoughton, the second of four boys. He lived on the farm with his parents until their deaths. He helped to raise his nieces and nephews after the death of their father his brother. He was very intelligent and could fix and manufacture any mechanical and engineering problems. He completed his schooling to grade 10 at Rock Lake School. On January 9, 1968 Allan married Ella Phillips in Estevan. He was a full time farmer and enjoyed working with horses and on tractors. He was involved with the Stoughton Fair and was a singular engine hobbyist. Allan was a member of the Presbyterian Church and acted as treasurer for many years. After Ella's passing, he met Ellen Kalman at a dance. They were married October 7th, 1989 in Weyburn. Allan was the music director and dance caller for Round and Square Dancing Clubs and community dances. He played music and danced for many people in nursing homes. He and Ellen enjoyed dancing in many places across Canada. He will be lovingly remembered and sadly missed by all he knew and loved. Funeral services were held Wednesday, April 22nd, 2009 at 1:00 p.m. from Stoughton United Church, Stoughton with Rev. John Ferrier officiating. Interment followed in Stoughton, Cemetery. Pallbearers were his grandson and great grandsons: Rob Kalman, Jody Calibaba, Gordon Carnegie, Wade Calibaba, Zackary Calibaba and Gavin Carnegie
- Armand Louis. On Saturday, November 24, 2007, Armand Louis Guillemin passed away at Stoughton at the age of 81 years. He was predeceased by his parents, Marcel and Josephine, as well as two brothers: Gilbert and infant brother Gilbert; brother-in-law J.L. Coderre; and stepmother Evelyn. Armand will be lovingly remembered by his loving wife of 49.5 years, Edith, of Stoughton; three sons: Mervin (Gaylene) of Assiniboia; Cedric (Sheila) of Forget; Leslie (Patricia) of Regina; one daughter: Karen (Tom Matyanka) of Denwood, Alberta; 12 grandchildren: Lindsey, Joel; Nicole, Brendan, Austin; Tyler, Adam, Desiree, Kelsey; Galen, Brody, and Casey. Two sisters: Irene Coderre and Laurette (Ernie) Wilkes of Forget; one brother Rene (Irene) Guillemin of Regina; sister-in-law Doreen Guillemin of Weyburn, and numerous relatives and friends. Armand was born 1926 on the family farm at Forget on which he continued mixed farming and raising a family. Armand was involved in his community as well, and was always there to give a helping hand to friends and neighbours in need. He enjoyed summer holidays, camping, fishing, and enjoyed going to rodeos with his family and grandchildren. An event he cherished was the annual family Christmas sleigh-ride with his team of horses. In more recent years, Armand and Edith enjoyed traveling across Canada and going on cruises to warm destinations. He loved dancing, and the yearly trek to the Craven Jamboree with friends. Armand will be remembered for his sense of loyalty, integrity and honesty to everyone. He will be greatly missed by family and friends. The funeral service was held on Tuesday, November 27 at Our Lady of la Salette R.C. Church in Forget. Interment was at Our Lady of la Salette R.C. Cemetery in Forget.
- Gerardine "Gerry" Antoinette (nee Kenler). The family of Gerardine Antoinette Guillemin sadly announces her passing on Saturday, November 9, 2002. Funeral service took place on Tuesday, November 12, at Our Lady of La Salette Roman Catholic Church, Forget. Interment followed in the Forget Cemetery. Gerry was born to Arsene and Elise Kenler on April 18, 1909 at Bellegarde, where she grew up and attended school. In 1928, she went to work for the postmaster and general store owners at Forget, where she met and married Ernest Guillemin on November 28, 1928. They lived their first few years of life together wherever Ernie could find work, Antler, Sedley and eventually back to Forget area and took up farming. Gerry enjoyed farm life, especially her large vegetable garden and her flowers. She enjoyed canning her produce from the garden as well as picking saskatoon and wild strawberries and canning them. She sewed her children's clothes, knitted sweaters, made quilts and crocheted afghans for most of her grandchildren. Also she enjoyed playing cards with her friends and playing bingo. Predeceased by her parents, Arsene and Elise Kenler; her husband, Ernest; four brothers and five sisters, one granddaughter and two great grandsons, one great granddaughter. Gerry leaves to mourn her daughters, Anita (Joe) Downing of Weyburn; Marie (Percy) Farebrother of Castor, AB; and Sally Wiberg of Weyburn; her sons, Aime (Joan) Guillemin of Stoughton and Ernest Guillemin of Ottawa, ON; one sister, Francoise George of Redvers; 16 grandchildren, 34 great grandchildren, and five great great grandchildren; numerous nieces and nephews, and many friends. All those in attendance are considered to be honorary pallbearers.
- Irene Angele. On Saturday, April 12, 2008, Irene Angele Guillemin, formerly of Forget, SK, passed away peacefully at the age of 68 years, surrounded by her family. Funeral Mass will be celebrated on Tuesday, April 15, 2008 at 2:00 p.m. from Our Lady of La Salette R.C. Church, Forget, by Rev. Lorne D. Crozon. Interment will follow in Our Lady of La Salette Parish Cemetery, Forget.
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- Margaret (nee Mabee) passed away suddenly at the Rockyview Hospital on January 5, 2000 at the age of 92 years. Marge was born on December 6, 1907 in Ellisboro, SK and together with her first husband, Bill Mabee, raised a family of five children in Stoughton. She later resided in Weyburn doing what she loved most - working in the ladies dress shop as a seamstress and saleslady. She moved to Calgary with her husband Bill Hall in 1970 where she resided until her death. Marge will be lovingly remembered by her husband Bill, four sons: Mel Mabee, Hugh Mabee, Glenn (Jeanette) Mabee, Allan (Phyllis) Mabee, one daughter Lynette (Norman) Paarup, 13 grandchildren, 28 great grandchildren and several nieces and nephews. She is also survived by her sister, Ruth Neidens. She was predeceased by granddaughter Marcia, great granddaughter Stacie and great grandson Michael. Funeral service was held at Leyden's 'Chapel of Remembrance', Calgary, on Saturday, January 8 at 1:00 p.m. with Pastor Remo Madsen officiating.
- Margaret Esther (nee Baillie) Hall passed away on March 13, 2001 at the Stoughton Newhope Lodge at the age of 77 years, after battling Parkinson's Disease for 36 years. Predeceased by her parents, Isabella and James Baillie; eight brothers: Cecil, William, Fred, Gordon, Garfield, James, Allan and Forbes; two sisters: Bella and Evelyn. Margaret leaves to mourn her loving husband, Howard; five children: Melvin (Sandra) Hall of Stoughton; Doug (Joan) Hall of Taber, AB; Linda (Leo) Kowalski of Stoughton; Eldon (Tammy) Hall of Stoughton; Brent (Rose) Hall of Martensville; 12 grandchildren, nine great grandchildren; three sisters: Melvina MacDonald of Stoughton, Annie Procknow of Stoughton, and Elizabeth Melford of Carstairs, AB; along with numerous nieces and nephews. Born August 20, 1923 and raised near Froude, Margaret completed her education at Balfour Technical Normal School in 1941. She taught at Olmstead School in 1942 and 1943. She married Howard Hall on August 6, 1943 and after the war they returned to the Huntoon district to farm and again taught at Olmstead School in 1950-52. They remained on the farm until 1984 when they retired to Stoughton. Margaret was always active in the church, serving as secretary of the board and secretary and president of the Ladies Aid. She loved children and was always there to take their side whatever the situation was. A memorial service was held March 17 at 10:30 a.m. from Grace United Church, Stoughton, with Rev. Jann Sampson officiating. Interment will follow at a later date. All those in attendance were considered to be honorary pallbearers.
- Melvin Rae Hall of Stoughton, passed away unexpectedly in Edmonton, AB at 8:00, February 9, 2003 at the age of 56 with his loving wife by his side. Melvin is predeceased by his mother Margaret and his father-in-law Jim Braithwaite. He is survived by his always loving wife, Sandra of Stoughton; his father, Howard Hall of Stoughton; his two loving children: Melissa (Brad) of Stoughton and Samuel (Sara) of Edmonton and Melvin's most precious grandchildren, Garret, Dakota and Shanara Gall of Stoughton and Daniel Rae Hall of Edmonton, AB. His three brothers: Doug (Joan) of Taber, AB, Eldon (Tammey) of Stoughton and Brent (Rosie) of Martensville, and his sister, Linda (Leo) of Stoughton, mother-in-law, Laura Braithwaite, sister-in-law Loretta Meagher of Weyburn, and his brother-in-law Jim (Adeline) of Mission, BC. Melvin was born May 15, 1946 in Stoughton, and enjoyed his childhood years on his father's farm in the Huntoon area. Throughout his boyhood years he enjoyed playing on the local baseball team the "Huntoon Shifters" in the summer and curling in the winter. But most notably he enjoyed playing his guitar. While working in Weyburn, he met his future wife Sandra, and the two were married at the United Church in Weyburn on July 26, 1969. They settled on a farm in the Huntoon area and together the two of them built a life of tenderness and love. With his brother Doug and cousins, Bryce Graham and Murray Scharnatta, they formed the "Country Cousins" a musical group that some would say was one of the best and gave entertainment to southern Saskatchewan for many years. In 1983 Melvin sold his farm because of health related issues and moved to Weyburn but always missed the humble pleasures for life on the farm. In 1988 Melvin began working for the Imperial Oil company in Stoughton and for over ten years he sat on many committees, including president of the Legion and built a very successful business. In his leisure time, Melvin loved the game of golf and cherished many matches with his very best friends, Marry and Jerry Holfeld. He also had a passion for woodwork, but especially projects for his children and grandchildren that was a labour of love. After his retirement, Melvin was blessed with a passion for helping the community by joining the volunteer ambulance, so he could serve the community that supported him in his endeavours. Melvin will be greatly missed by the community in which he served so well. A memorial service was held Saturday, February 15 at 2:00 p.m. from Grace United Church, Stoughton, with Rev. Bryan Ast officiating. Interment followed in Stoughton Cemetery. All those in attendance were considered to be honorary pallbearers.
- William Ernest. It is with great sadness that the family of William Ernest Hall announce his passing at the Newhope Pioneer Lodge on Wednesday, August 24, 2005 at the age of 85 years. Predeceased by his parents Charles and Leola Hall; sister Velma Tisdale; one brother in infancy; and brothers-in-law\s Bill Richter and Gordon Tisdale. William leaves to mourn his wife of 56 years Phyllis Hall of Stoughton and one son Garnet (Barb) Hall, Stoughton; children Jody Hall, Moose Jaw; Teresa Hall, Estevan; Cheryl (Jake) Callaghan, Roche Percee; four daughters, Judy (Carter) Chafe, Regina; children Jennifer (Troy) Chafe; Nicole Chafe; Judy (Brad) Bork and their children, Zachary and Natalie; Barb (Brent) Nuttall, Pense; daughter, Jessica; Janie (Jonathan) Martin, Weyburn; daughter Allison; Connie (Tom) Fuzesy, Regina; son Nicholas; seven great grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews; survived by sisters Nellie O'Connor, Regina, Mary Richter, Duncan, BC. Dad was born on the family homestead July 28, 1920. He attended the Olmstead one room school and enjoyed helping on the farm. He served as a private with the South Saskatchewan Regiment overseas in France, Belgium, Holland and Germany from 1943 to 1945. Dad married Phyllis Fisher of Froude in 1948 and eventually took over the family farm at Huntoon, Sask. where he enjoyed farming for 50 years. Dad enjoyed curling, old time music and dancing. He had a great sense of humor, enjoyed telling jokes and visiting with many friends and neighbors. After visiting with Dad, people usually walked away with a new joke or one Dad had told them before if it was a really good one. He had a life long interest in politics, current affairs and enjoyed reading and learning about different topics. He was a member of the Wheat Pool, Royal Canadian Legion and the Stoughton Co-op Board for many years. Dad took pride in his community and enjoyed helping out whenever he could. Until Dad's health began to decline, he visited coffee row everyday and always tried to keep up on the latest news. Dad will be deeply missed by his family. We know you're resting now, Dad, and have found peace. Until we meet again. Funeral service was held Saturday ,August 27, at 2:00 pm at the United Church in Stoughton with Rev. Brian Ast, officiating. Pallbearers were Gerald Fisher, Jody Hall, Eldon Hall, Graham Tisdale, Brian Graham and Jim Macready. The family would like to extend a special thanks to the staff at the Newhope Pioneer Lodge for the warm care and attention they gave to Dad.
- Lena Hartenberger was born June 21, 1901 and passed away peacefully April 22, 2002. She was part of that great migration of people who crossed the Atlantic from Europe to homestead the prairies. From Poland to Winnipeg in 1911, the railroad was completed to Benson in 1912 and that same year her family came to the Woodley and Lampman district to homestead. In 1919, she was united in marriage to Johann Hartenberger. He also had come from Poland in 1914. They settled on a from south of Woodley. They went through many hardships farming with horses. The only means of transportation was horse and buggy, sleigh or cutter in winter. In 1942 they moved to a farm in Benson, and in 1950 retired to Stoughton. Lena and Johann had a family of four: one daughter Edna Hill of Weyburn and three sons, Fred of Selkirk, MB, Albert of Selkirk, MB, deceased, Kenneth of Edmonton, AB, one baby boy died in infancy; eight grandchildren, nine great grandchildren, ten great great grandchildren, and three great great great grandchildren. She loved people and especially children and greatly enjoyed entertaining people at her home, never letting anyone leave without lunch or dinner. She enriched the lives of many. Lena was very active in her church, Stoughton Apostolic. Her Christian faith was a guiding force in her life. She loved gardening, especially flowers, and her front yard was a rainbow of colors each year. She will be sadly missed by all who knew her. Funeral service was held Friday, April 26, 2002 at 11:00 a.m. from Stoughton Apostolic Church, Stoughton, with Pastor Robert Fenn officiating. Interment followed in Woodley Cemetery, Woodley. Pallbearers were: Ken Hill, Jonathan Hartenberger, Gary Hill, Gary Paskaruk, Lawrence Senga and Rudolph Hanelt.
- Luella Pearl (nee Noyes) Hill, late of Weyburn, and formerly of Stoughton, passed away peacefully on May 20, 2005 at the Regina Pasqua Hospital, at the age of 92 years. Funeral service was held Tuesday, May 24, at 2:00 p.m. from Stoughton United Church with Rev. Brian Ast officiating. Interment followed in Stoughton Cemetery. Visitation was held Monday, May 23, from 7-9 p.m. at Hastings-Dionne Funeral Home, Weyburn. The pallbearers were: Gordon Coutts, Gordon Graham, Ed Young, Larry Dunn, Andy Byers and Mark Mack. Luella will be lovingly remembered by her husband William of Hill Top Manor in Weyburn, their four sons: Carman (Inga) of Stoughton, John (Rose) of Saskatoon, Harry of Benson, and Glen (Verka) of Stoughton; her grandchildren: Earl (Kelly), Bradley (Karen), Harvey Hill; Valerie (Curtis) Mooney; Ashley (Mike) Stefanich, Desmond and Bob Hill; great grandchildren: Carman, Justin, Ken, Kristen, LeAnne Hill; Joel Simpson, Lauryn, Brittany Hill; Jarret Schrader, Ashlyn, Kara Mooney, Brittany Charlebois; sister, Dorothy Wilhelms, brother, Bill Noyes; she is also survived by special friends, Bud and Myra Voss and Irene Heintz from Iowa. Luella was predeceased by her parents, Tom and Emily Noyes; two granddaughters, Leanne and Michelle Hill; brothers, Earl, infant brother and Lyle Noyes; sisters, Lorene Lowden and Alice Wildfong; she is now with her daughter, Jean Agnes McDermid, who passed away in Calgary, AB in 1988. Luella Annie Pearl Noyes was the daughter of Tom and Emily Noyes of Stoughton. The Noyes family raised four boys and four girls, Alice, Lorene, Luella, Dorothy, Bill, Lyle, Earl and an infant baby. Luella spent all her life in the Walton District near Stoughton. In 1936 she married Bill Hill of Stoughton. She spent many hours raising a family and helping Bill on the farm. Her life was made up of milking cows, helping Bill in the field and looking after a family of five. In 1982 they moved to Stoughton and lived there until 2002. Bill had a stroke so they decided to move to Hill Top Manor in Weyburn. There they met more friends and had numerous visits from people in Stoughton. Luella will be missed by her husband Bill, family and friends.
- William Thomas Alexander. On February 12, 2007, William Thomas Alexander Hill, late of Stoughton, passed away at New Hope Pioneer Lodge, at the age of 92 years. William was predeceased by his parents, Len and Elizabeth Hill; his loving wife, Luella in 2005; one daughter, Jean Agnes McDermid; two granddaughters, Leanne and Michelle Hill; two brothers, Gordon and Cliff Hill and sister, Beaula Fraser. Willian will be lovingly remembered by his family: four sons: Carman (Inga) of Stoughton, John (Rose) of Saskatoon, Harry of Benson, and Glen (Verka) of Stoughton; seven grandchildren: Earl (Kelly), Bradley (Karen), Harvey Hill; Valerie (Curtis) Mooney; Ashley (Mike) Stefanich, Desmond and Bob Hill; great grandchildren: Carman, Justin, Ken, Kristen, LeAnne Hill; Joel Simpson, Lauryn, Brittany Hill; Jarret Schrader, Ashlyn, Kara Mooney, Brittany Charlebois; three brothers: Norman, ken and Don Hill and one sister, Beatrice Henry, as well as numerous nieces, nephews, relatives and friends. William was born in Belmont, MB and came with his parents to the Stoughton District. In 1936 he married Luella Noyes and they raised their family in the Obrion District. In 1982 they retired from the farm and moved to Stoughton where they lived until 2002. Bill had a stroke so they decided to move to Hill Top Manor in Weyburn. Luella passed away leaving William to relocate to Stoughton to be closer to his family members and friends. Funeral service was held Thursday, February 15, at 2:00 p.m. from Stoughton United Church with Pastor Robert Fenn officiating. Interment followed in Stoughton Cemetery. The pallbearers were: Gordon Coutts, Gabriel Mack, Ed Young, Darwin Fenn, Boyd Charles and Ken Gowan.
- Leonard William Hoffart, late of Benson, SK, passed away in Estevan, SK on Saturday, June 2, 2007 at the age of 72 years. Prayer Service will be held on Tuesday, June 5, 2007 at 7:30 p.m. from Sacred Heart R.C. Church, Benson, with Sr. Jacqueline Lussier officiating. Funeral Mass will be celebrated on Wednesday, June 6, 2007 at 11:00 a.m. from Sacred Heart R.C. Church, Benson, by Rev. Fr. Lorne D. Crozon. Interment will follow in Sacred Heart Parish Cemetery, Benson.
- Kristy Lea (nee Smyth) Hoffort 1988 - 2009. Kristy passed away suddenly on Thursday, December 17, 2009 at the age of 21 years. She was predeceased by her grandfather George (Shorty) Smyth. She is survived by her husband Matt Hoffort of Stoughton, SK; parents, Brian and Candy Smyth of Bienfait, SK; siblings, Misty (Dallas) Hall of Bienfait (and their children Macie and Tanner), Dusty Smyth (Kristen) of Estevan, SK and Lucas Smyth (Lyndsay) of Bienfait; grandparents, Vera Smyth of Bienfait and Marion and Arnold Langen of Roche Percee, SK; motheri-n-law and father-in-law Kim and Clarence Hoffort of Stoughton; sister-in-law Jamie (Sheldon) Wolfe of Edmonton, AB (and their children Tasha and Breanne), as well as numerous aunts, uncles, cousins and special friends. A celebration of Kristy's life will be held on Tuesday, December 22, 2009 at 2:00 p.m. in St. John the Baptist R.C. Church, Estevan, with Rev. Mike Sinclair officiating.
- James Edward "Jim". It is with great sadness that the family of James Edward Holonics of Stoughton, announces his sudden passing in Regina on Thursday, March 26, 2015 at the age of 69 years. Jim's memory will be forever cherished by his wife Elaine Holonics of Stoughton; children, Chad Holonics (Christie Reeve) of Airdrie, AB, Michelle (Kevin) Dickie of Estevan and Brian (Natalie) Holonics of Saskatoon; grandchildren, Kalin, Austin and Jordin Holonics, Alanna, Darian and Brendan Dickie, Braden, Ashlyn and Kinsley Holonics; brother Bill Holonics of Handsworth; sister Wilma (Frank) Gall of Kipling; in-laws, Fred Bast of Regina, Lois (Martin) Dundas of Regina, Richard (Val) Daku of Regina, Ivan Daku (Suzy Salloum) of Regina and Dennis Daku of Kipling, as well as numerous nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his parents, Tony and Julia Holonics; father-in-law and mother-in-law, William and Julia Daku; sister Violet Bast; nephew Corey Holonics and sister-in-law Sharon Daku. A Funeral Service to celebrate Jim's life will be held on Tuesday, March 31, 2015 at 1:00 p.m. at Grace United Church, Stoughton, with Elizabeth Goodson officiating. Interment will follow at the Handsworth Cemetery.
- Rita Florina. On Saturday, October 18, 2003, Rita Florina Humphries, late of Benson, SK passed away at Estevan, SK at the age of 78 years. Prayer Service will be held on Monday, October 20, 2003, 7:30 p.m. from Sacred Heart R.C. Church, Benson, SK. Funeral Mass will be held on Tuesday, October 21, 2003 3:30 p.m. from Sacred Heart R.C. Church with Rev. Fr. J. Tyrtania the celebrant. Interment will follow in the Parish Cemetery, Benson, SK.
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- Elsie Eleanor (nee Buckley) May 20, 1945 - February 8, 2011. Elsie Eleanor Jacobs of Stoughton, SK., passed away peacefully in Estevan, SK. on Tuesday, February 8, 2011 at the age of 65. Elsie died as she lived her life surrounded by her family and friends. Elsie loved being at home on her farm caring for trees, plants and many animals. Elsie and her dear husband Ron farmed their Century Family Farm as true partners. Her faith was always strong and guided her in how she lived her life. To all who knew her, her commitment to helping and caring for others was always at the fore. Elsie's smile and caring nature touched everyone in her life. Elsie is survived by her partner and dear husband Ron Jacobs, her five children, Carla (Steve) Ziemer, Lisa (Steve) Andersen, Terry (Kendra) Jacobs, Jeff (Jennifer) Jacobs, and Shana (Dustin) Jacobs. Elsie had nine beautiful grandchildren, Julie, Kayla, Paige, Cassidy, Gracie, Nolan, Tyler, Ayden and Ellie. Elsie was predeceased by her parents, Edward and Nathalia Buckley, Brother Edward Charles Buckley and Grandson Samuel. Elsie was so thankful for the support and encouragement of her family and friends. Elsie's family would like to say a heartfelt thank-you for all the well wishes, cards and visits. Thank you to Minister Tim and Sara Pippus your support was tremendous. The nurses at St. Joseph's Hospital were so caring and compassionate with Elsie and her family. A celebration of Elsie's life will be held at the Estevan Church of Christ on Friday, February 11, 2011 at 2:00 p.m. A private family interment for Elsie will take place in the Stoughton Cemetery.
- Maurice Prosper Janssen (1943 - 2009). It is with very heavy hearts that Maurice's family announces his tragic passing on Friday, July 24, 2009 at the age of 65 years. Prayers will be held on Wednesday, July 29, 2009 at 7:30 p.m. with Sr. Jacqueline Lussier officiating and Funeral Mass will be celebrated on Thursday, July 30, 2009 at 10:30 a.m. by Rev. Callistus Ibe. Both services will be held in Sacred Heart Roman Catholic Church, Benson. Interment will take place in Sacred Heart Parish Cemetery, Benson.
- Anna (nee Hadbawnik). On Wednesday, February 16, 2005, Anna Jedlic, late of Stoughton, SK, passed away in Stoughton at the age of 83 years. Anna was born on July 26, 1921 in Vatra Dornei, Romania to Phillip and Susanna Hadbawnik. She was predeceased by her parents, her husband Emil Jedlic, an infant son Erik Jedlic and sisters, Mina, Josephine, Emmy, Johanna and Honika. She is survived by her loving family: children, Harry (Virginia) Jedlic of Regina, SK, Fred (Dawn) Jedlic of Regina, Edith (Doug) Lupanko of Stoughton, Don (Trish) Jedlic of Regina, Donna (Alex) Adams of Stoughton; grandchildren, Bryn (fiancÈ Catherine) and Chad (Brie) Jedlic, Quinton, Jana and Kayla Jedlic, Elissa (Rich) Bazille and Paul Clemens, Jessica and Rebecca Adams and Ringo Jedlic; great-granddaughter Lily Jedlic; sister Paula Poschenrieder of Germany, as well as numerous nieces and nephews. Anna exuded love to all around her. Having survived the hard life of a war refugee, she understood the value of simple comforts. In 1951 Anna crossed the Atlantic in the hull of a converted horse boat with a ten-year-old son, two eight-month old twins, and her husband Emil, who just one year earlier had returned to her from a Russian prison camp. They docked at Quebec City on a warm fall day, determined to build a new life. Anna and Emil made their way to Arcola, Saskatchewan, where Emil took work at the local meat market. By 1957 they'd saved enough to buy their own meat market in nearby Stoughton. It was a bustling town in those days, and their market proved a popular Saturday night shopping destination. Emil was famous for his European sausage, and Anna for her Austrian desserts. During their years together in Stoughton they raised a family of five and gained close friends from around the world who had also found peace in the prairie town. After Emil passed away in 1972, Anna dedicated herself to family and community. Her warm, busy kitchen became a gathering point for young and old. She served as President of the Stoughton Go-Getters and the Hall Auxiliary, was an active Catholic Women's League member, and taught community college classes in German cooking. She was a talented seamstress and needleworker, and a wonderful storyteller. She often said that she loved her children, but she really loved her grandchildren. As her family grew, she remained the matriarch at the centre, presiding over all family gatherings and business meetings. Although she suffered health problems in her later years, Anna maintained her energy and sense of humour to her final hour, telling her nurse attendant: "Don't bother to take my temperature - a fever is the least of my problems right now!" Memorial Mass will be held on Saturday, February 19, 2005 at 2:00 p.m. from Our Lady of La Salette R.C. Church, Forget, SK, with Rev. Fr. Lorne Crozon the celebrant. Interment will follow in the Stoughton Town Cemetery. All those in attendance at the Memorial Mass are considered honourary pallbearers.
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- Darren Lee. Tragically, on Monday, May 29, 2006, Darren Lee Kardash of Stoughton, Sask., died in an automobile accident in the Raymore District, Saskatchewan at the age of 33 years. A graveside service will be held in the Grenfell Cemetery, Grenfell, Sask., on Saturday, June 3, 2006, at 2:00 p.m. Officiant Lynette Callfas. Darren was predeceased by his mother Donna in 2005. He is survived by his step father Don Stringer of Grenfell and his sons Kordell & Hayden and his daughter Taylor. Darren will be missed by many.
- Roberta "Bert" Dorothy (nee Donnelly). Peacefully on June 30, 2001 at Hillcrest Place in Brandon, Roberta "Bert"Keeler passed away at the age of 84 years. Roberta was born in Stoughton, SK on September 18, 1916. She moved to Melgund, MB in 1937. She and Cecil Keeler were married on October 16, 1939. They farmed until 1977, when they retired and moved to Hartney, MB. They moved to Lions Manor, Brandon, MB in 1988. Roberta was an active member of the United Church where she was a Sunday School teacher for 25 years and a member of the Melgund and Hartney U.C.W. She was a C.G.I.T. leader and enjoyed taking the girls on camping trips. She joined Eastern Star in 1951 and was Worthy Matron in 1971. She joined Trinity United Church in Brandon in 1991. Roberta was a bell collector and a member of the American Bell Association. This brought her many hours of enjoyment through all the people she met in the Association and showing her bells to friends and groups. She enjoyed compiling the Keeler and Donnelly family history. Mom enjoyed family gatherings and being surrounded by her children and grandchildren. She was always an avid photographer and letter writer in her spare time. She and Cecil enjoyed travelling after their retirement. Roberta was predeceased by her husband Cecil; her parentsNellie and Stan Donnelly and brother Ralph. Roberta leaves to mourn her son Russell (Linda) of Ashern; grandchildren Nicole and Sean of Winnipeg; daughter Joan of Winnipeg; brother Walter (Lois) of Stoughton, SK and sister Betty Wood (Leslie) of Victoria, B.C. The family would like to thank the staff of Hillcrest Place for the excellent care and for their support. Cremation has taken place. A memorial service was held at Trinity United Church, Brandon on Thursday, July 5, 2001 at 1:00 p.m. with Rev. John Nesbitt officiating. Interment followed at Rosewood Memorial Gardens.
- Alma Fern (nee Cameron), late of Regina, formerly of Stoughton, Sask, passed away on Wednesday, February 21, 2007 at the age of 93 years. She is survived by her two loving sons, Wayne (Gail) of Salmon Arm, BC and Wesley (Lorna) of Red Deer, AB; four grandchildren, Andrew (Mary), Alison (Darcy), Andrea, Julie; one greatgrandchild, Nolan. Alma was predeceased by her loving husband of 60 years, Richard Albert on August 3, 2006; her parents, Hilliard and Minnie Cameron; three brothers, Wray, Harold and Frank; two sisters, Pearl Gall and Winnifred Hawton. Alma was born on December 27, 1913 on a farm near Tyvan, SK. She received her elementary and high school education in Tyvan. In 1933 Alma attended Normal School in Regina. For the next ten years she taught school in various country schools, ending her teaching career at Indian Head in 1945. The following year she married Albert Kells, a farmer, of Stoughton. While raising her two sons at Stoughton, Alma took an active part in the community. In 1965 the family moved to Regina where she continued doing volunteer work. For many years she worked with the Red Cross Blood Donors organization, Wesley Wheelers, and twenty years with Meals on Wheels. Alma liked games of all kinds, lawn bowling, curling, and especially playing bridge. In 1989 they moved into Rainbow Towers and then in 1999 they moved to Marian Chateau. In need of extra care they moved into a private nursing home in 2002. Memorial Service will be held on Monday, February 26, 2007 at 11:30 a.m. in Speers Funeral Chapel, 2136 College Avenue, Regina with Rev. John Haas officiating. Interment in Riverside Memorial Park.
- Richard Albert Kells, late of Regina, formerly of Stoughton, Sask, passed away on Thursday, August 3, 2006 at the age of 94. He is survived by his loving wife Alma of 60 years and his two sons Wayne (Gail) of Salmon Arm and Wesley (Lorna) of Red Deer and four grandchildren, Andrew (Mary), Alison (Darcy), Andrea, Julie; and one greatgrandchild, Nolan. Albert was predeceased by his parents Richard and Emma; his two sisters Olive Thornton and Muriel McLeod; and his three brothers, Gordon, Lawrence, and Mervin. Albert was born on August 22, 1911 and was raised at Heward and spent his working life farming at Stoughton, Sask. He retired from mixed farming in 1965 and grain farming in 1972. Using hired farm help, he was also able to adjust crops for PFAA and adjust for Municipal Hail Insurance for 28 seasons, until retiring in 1979. He enjoyed the travel and meeting farmers very much. He also served a few years on the Stoughton town council. Albert enjoyed his youth experiences playing baseball, playing goal in hockey, skipping a curling rink, and hours of billiards right up to age 90. He enjoyed socializing over coffee in the town restaurants and the Golden Mile Plaza. In 1965 the family moved to Regina. Albert assisted Alma deliver Meals on Wheels for many years. In 1989 they moved into Rainbow Towers and then in 1999 they moved into Marian Chateau. In need of extra care for Alma, they moved into a private nursing home in 2002. Memorial Service will be held on Wednesday, August 9, 2006 at 1:30 p.m. in Speers Funeral Chapel, 2136 College Avenue. Interment in Riverside Memorial Park.
- Bliss Lennand Kerr passed away at Parkway Lodge, Weyburn, on April 10, 2005 at the age of 95 years. Bliss Kerr was born to Robert and Margaret Kerr, on a farm north of Stoughton, (9-9-8 W-2) on February 10, 1910. Bliss was one of nine children. He grew up in the area, where he met his wife Flossie Slack. They married on July 1, 1936 at Stoughton. Bliss worked at the General Motors in Regina, and later at the Federal Grain Company in Stoughton as well as a farmer, where he farmed for 62 years and then moved into Stoughton, but still continued to help his son on the farm. Bliss' hobbies were Hereford cattle, farming, hunting, trapping, fishing, curling, taxidermy, bee keeping, raising mink, rock collecting and Brama. Bliss was a founding member of the Stoughton Co-op, pool, United Grain Growers, Co-op Implements, Poultry Pool, Legion, Drop In Centre Board, secretary on the Vestry of St. Paul's Anglican Church and 52 years with Mayflower Loba Lodge. Bliss also served in World War II from 1940- 1946, RCAF. July 1, was always a special day for Bliss because it was his and Flossie's anniversary. He really enjoyed going on the spring fishing trips and also raising Hereford cattle, to take them with his three brothers into Regina and show them at the Regina bull shows. Bliss was a loving husband, father and grandfather. His family was the center of his life and he always looked forward to visits with the grandchildren and great grandchildren. Predeceased by his wife, Flossie Kerr; parents Robert and Margaret Kerr; granddaughter Carolyn Kerr; six brothers Laird, Bruce, Howard, Ken, Bill and Cecil and one sister Lyla Blair. Bliss will be lovingly remembered by his son, Donald (Darlene) Kerr of Stoughton; daughter, Mary Bergsteinsson (Kerr) of Regina; grandchildren, Stephanie Kerr and her children Bonnitta, Chelsea, Steven, Jordan, Kristin and Keagan; Rosanne (Laurel) Pachiorka and their children Harley, Marshall, Carolyn and Rider; Colin Kerr; Lori (George) Engelhart and their children Michelle and Darren; brother Maxwell (Zelma) Kerr of Moose Jaw, as well as numerous nieces, nephews, relatives and friends. A funeral service was held Thursday, April 14, at 10:00 a.m. from the Stoughton United Church, with Rev. Catherine Harper officiating. Active pallbearers were Dallas Kerr, Johan Svorkdal, Dale Slimmon, Earl Slimmon, Wayne Kendall and Gary Donnelly
- Cecil Lorne. In Loving Memory of Cecil Lorne Kerr, born June 27, 1924 in Stoughton, Sask. Cecil, aged 79 years, passed away with his family by his side on Monday, March 29th, 2004 at the Pasqua Palliative Care Unit after a courageous battle with cancer. Predeceased by his parents, Robert and Margaret Kerr, brothers Laird, Bruce, Howard (Bob), Ken, Bill and his sister Lyla Blair. Cecil is survived by his loving wife and soul mate Beth; daughters Shirley of Regina and Donna (Mick) Elias of Creelman and their children, Carrie (Carman) Englot (great-grandchildren, Brittany and Faith) of Candiac; Jennifer (Geoff) Elias-White of Weyburn; and Jessica Elias of Red Deer, AB. Cecil is also survived by his brothers; Bliss of Weyburn and Maxwell (Zelma) of Moose Jaw; an extended family and many special friends. Cecil was the last born in a family of eight siblings. Educated at Stoughton, he joined the Royal Canadian Navy Volunteer Reserve at the young age of 17. After naval instruction, he was assigned to the H.M.C.S. Loch Alvie, a loch-class frigate that provided escort duty to supply ships. Following the war, Cecil turned his hand to farming which would become his life's work. Together, Cecil and Beth cultivated a longterm relationship with the cattle industry that extended to the development of many good friendships. The name of 'Loch Alvie' Herefords became synonymous with purebred, registered Horned Herefords, an annual production sale that spanned 18 years, and the sale of breeding stock across the Prairie Provinces and into the United States. Cecil retired from active farming in the late 1990's but he never tired of helping family members with their projects or lost interest in his renter's care of the land as evidenced by his daily trips to the beloved farm. First and foremost a family man, Cecil was a devoted father, husband, grandfather, and great-grandfather. He cheered us on in our ventures, applauded our successes, and was there for us whenever we were in need. His kindness, honesty, and determination were an inspiration and we will carry him in our hearts forever. A Memorial Service will be held 2:00 p.m. Tuesday, April 6, 2004 at the Grace United Church, Stoughton, SK with Rev. Brian Ast officiating. Lunch and fellowship will follow at the Royal Canadian Legion. The family expresses their heartfelt appreciation to all members of the Pasqua Palliative Care Unit team and in particular to Dr. Clein, Dr. Sharman, and nursing staff.
- Elizabeth "Beth" Isabel (nee Lucht) Kerr, age 83, passed away at St. Joseph's Hospital in Estevan on February 12, 2009. Predeceased by her dearest husband of 56 years, Cecil; parents Otto & Tillie Lucht; and numerous brothers and sisters-in-law. Beth is survived by daughters Shirley of Regina and Donna (Mick) Elias of Creelman and their children, Carrie (Carman) Englot of Alameda (great granddaughters Brittany, Faith, & Sierra); Jennifer (Geoff) Elias White of Weyburn (great grandson Hayden), and Jessica Elias of Edmonton; sister Erna Creighton of Stoughton and sister-in-law Zelma Kerr of Moose Jaw; nieces, nephews, and friends. Beth was born in Nutsloff, Germany and immigrated to Canada with her family when she was 3 years old. In time, the family would settle in the Benson area where Beth attended Ossa School. Life on the Lucht farm was the beginning of Beth's lifelong love affair with work. She also had an active social life and enjoyed taking in the local dances with her girlfriends. Eventually Cecil turned her head and after a whirlwind courtship they married November 20, 1947. Together, they built a name for themselves in the purebred cattle industry selling breeding stock across the Prairie Provinces and into the U.S. The name 'Loch Alvie Herefords' became synonymous with registered horned Herefords and their annual production sale spanned 18 years. Beth's contributions were as essential to the business operation as were Cecil's. Although mixed farming was the couple's life's work, they dedicated their lives to raising a family and providing for us. Beth was first and foremost a mother, wife, grandmother, and great grandmother. She often did without while ensuring that the family's needs were met. No one championed our causes more than Mom. We could always count on her to be in our corner. Her generosity was limitless; as was her pride in us. Nothing gave her more pleasure than spending time with the family and helping us in whatever way she could. A memorial service and celebration of Beth's life was held at Grace United Church in Stoughton on February 23, 2009.
- Muriel (nee Moonie). On Monday, April 25, 2005 Muriel Kerr passed away peacefully with her family by her side. Predeceased by her parents, Robert and Mary Toeppner; husband Ken "Curly"; sister Wilma; grandson Daryl; numerous brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law. Muriel is survived by her daughters, Joan of Regina, and Brenda (John) of Regina; brother Louis (Ethel) Toeppner, Stoughton; brother-in-law Maxwell (Zel) Kerr of Moose Jaw; sister-in-law Beth Kerr of Stoughton, and several nieces and nephews. After relocating many times during her childhood years, Mom settled in Stoughton with her parents where she met and married Dad. Mom and Dad farmed at Stoughton until retirement when they moved into Stoughton. Mom moved to Regina in 1989 to be close to her daughters and has lived the last 2 1/2 years at Parkside Extendicare. A special thank you to our extended family at Parkside Extendicare. At mom's request there will not be a service. Cremation has taken place.
- Sheran Jean. On the morning of October 14, 2007, Sheran Jean Kerr of Regina, formerly of Stoughton, passed away peacefully in Manor, Sk while visiting with family. She will be sadly missed by her son Dallas; her daughter Shana (Keith); her three grandchildren Josh (Chantel), Jade & Jeremy; her three great grandchildren Riley, Dylan & Kristyn; her sisters Sylvia, Shirley & Sheila (Gerry) numerous nieces and nephews and many friends. The funeral service will be held at 2:00pm on Thursday, October 18th, 2007 at the United Church in Stoughton, Sk. Tea will follow at the Legion in Stoughton.
- Opal Irene (nee MacDonald) Wilkes Keturakis, late of Weyburn, SK passed away on Thursday, October 7, 2010 at the age of 91 years. Opal was born December 2, 1918 in Froude, SK. She grew up on the family farm with her seven siblings during the depression. She had wonderful memories of her family and helping her father farm. Opal married Albert (Buzz) Wilkes on October 24, 1942 in Forget. They had one son Donnie who passed away at three months of age. While Buzz was overseas, Opal went to Duncan, BC, where she worked for Wrights Rope until Buzz was killed in the war. Opal returned to Froude and helped her father on the farm. Opal met her second husband Conrad Keturakis when he was custom combining for her father. They married on March 16, 1950 in Froude and later moved to Marysville BC where Conrad worked in the mine. While in Marysville, Opal and Conrad had their daughter Vikki. In 1954 they moved to Shaunavon to work on Conrad’s family farm. In 1956 their son Duane was born but he passed away 6 months later. Conrad passed away in 1961 and son Kelly was born in August that same year. Opal, Vikki and Kelly moved to Froude to stay with her sister and brother-in-law, Lol and Chuck Dammann, and their family and then later resided with Opal’s parents in Stoughton for two years. Opal worked on a farm in Fillmore for two years. Later she moved to her brother-in-law, Bill Rose’s farm to help with Grandma Rose and keep house. This became their home until Opal retired and moved to Weyburn, where she resided until her passing. Opal loved gardening, handiwork, sewing ,calligraphy and was famous for her buns and maple walnut chiffon cake. She was a member of the Lady’s Auxillary at the Stoughton Legion, a member of the Lazy Daisies Women’s Group at the Grace United Church in Weyburn, helped with the Cancer Society and spent many many hours preparing Heritage Village in Weyburn for the first few years it was opened. Although Opal was very involved in her community her family was her life and she valued them more than anything else. Opal was predeceased by her parents, Neil & Victoria MacDonald; first husband, Buzz Wilkes; son, Donald Albert Wilkes; second husband, Conrad Keturakis; son, Duane Conrad Keturakis; brothers, Archie and Ken MacDonald; sisters, Minerva Bossenberry, Doreen Hay, Bertha Rose; sister-in-laws, Belle MacDonald, Melvina MacDonald, Clara Wilkes; brother-in-laws, William Bossenberry, Chuck Dammann, Bob Wilkes and Jim Rose. Opal will be remembered by her daughter, Vikki (Larry) McKay of Weyburn; son, Kelly (Mary) Keturakis of Midale; grandchildren, Destine (Jennifer) Keturakis, Conrad, Will and Clara Keturakis; great grandson, Loki Keturakis; sister, Olivia Dammann; brother-in-laws, Norm Hay and Ernie (Lorette) Wilkes and sister-in-laws, Wilma MacDonald and Yvonne Wilkes as well as numerous nieces and nephews. A memorial service will be held on Thursday, October 21 at 2:00 p.m. from Fletcher Funeral Chapels, Weyburn with Reverend John Ferrier officiating. A private family interment in Stoughton Cemetery, Stoughton will take place prior to the memorial.
- Janice Leanne Kibben, 56, of Cheyenne, died on Tuesday, January 20, 2015, at the Cheyenne Regional Medical Center. She was born March 25, 1958 in Regina, and had lived in Cheyenne for three and a half years. Janice was a pastor at Family Harvest Church. She was a wonderful mother and wife who enjoyed gardening, baking, cooking, painting, and decorating. She loved cats and horses, especially her first cat, Dolly. She is survived by her husband, Pastor David Kibben, whom she married June 19, 1982 in Stoughton; three daughters, Danielle Philippi of Minneapolis, Minnesota, Christy Kibben of Cheyenne, and Allison Kibben of Minneapolis; her mother and stepfather, Lois and Ed Goudy of Stoughton; two brothers, Darrell Noyes (and wife, Sherry) and Gary Goudy (and wife, Andrea), both of Stoughton; and numerous aunts, uncles, cousins and loved ones. Janice was preceded in death by her father, Lyle Noyes. Interment was held Saturday, January 31 in Stoughton with the immediate family. Pastor Ken Stoddard and Pastor David Kibben officiating.
- Edith Mabel (nee Osborne) died in Qualicum Beach, BC, at the age of 89 on January 6, 2003. Born on a farm near Forget on June 11, 1913. Predeceased by her husband Richard Klatt, 1976, her parents Sy and Bertha Osborne, sister Emmie Shelton (Harry), Edmonton, AB, two daughters Mona Meiller, Los Angeles, Calif., Pat Dixon, Nanaimo, BC. She is survived by two brothers, Edgar Osborne (Laura), Stoughton, John Osborne (Ada), Vernon, BC; two sisters, Lizzie (Donald, deceased) Poole, Agnes Clutchy (Frank), Surrey, BC; two sons, Richard E. Klatt (Theresa), Regina; Ronald Klatt (Cristy), Apoka, Florida; Judy Heller (Simon), Sheffield, England; Andrew Dixon (Cathy), son-in-law, Nanaimo, BC, Freidrich Meiller, son-in-law, Los Angeles, Calif., 13 grandchildren, 19 great grandchildren, six great great grandchildren, many nieces and nephews and friends. She will be sadly missed by all. Memorial service to be held at a later date.
- Albert "Bert" James Knibbs, passed away on Thursday, July 10, 2008 at the Weyburn General Hospital, Weyburn at the age of 87 years. Albert was predeceased by his parents, William & Mary Jane Knibbs; daughter in infancy, Lois Knibbs; brothers, Percy (Jean), Roy, Bill (Marian), Walter, Clifford, Harry (Ada) & Lloyd (Olivine); sisters, Thelma Knibbs, Ethel (Sydney) Bullied. Albert will be lovingly remembered by his wife of 58 years, Grace Knibbs of Weyburn; children, Richard (Laura) Knibbs of Stoughton, their children, Tyler (Nancy), their children, James & Jenna; Tanya (Evan), their children, Elias, Risa, Owen & Jonas; Ian (Jessie), their children, Emma, Anthony & Elizabeth; Jennifer (Greg), their children, Isaac & Ruby; Brady (Andrea); Joan (Don Dufour-Stefeny) Nichols of Saskatoon, their children, Charlene (Jean-Paul-Gabriel), Vern (Jacquie) & Stephanie; Gerald (Dawn) Knibbs of Stoughton, their children, Chelsey, Courtney & Kyle; Nancy Knibbs-Goski (Gary) of Moose Jaw, their children, Riley & Brennan; sister, Blanche Schiestel of Alameda; sister-in-laws, Jean Knibbs & Olivine Knibbs, as well as numerous nieces, nephews, relatives & friends. Albert James Knibbs was born on April 7, 1921 on the family farm near Huntoon. He was the youngest son out of the 11 children of William and Mary Jane Knibbs. The oldest children had already left home when he attended the Black Heath School with his youngest sister, Blanche. Albert completed his schooling to Grade 8. Albert married Grace Harsant on July 18, 1950 in Victoria, British Columbia. In 1946, Albert bought his first farm. Albert lived on this farm from 1946 to 1985 where he then moved to a new house on another half section of land he owned. Albert began farming from Grade 8 right up until January 2008. Albert had a love for horses, he enjoyed repairing and redoing harnesses. He also loved to go to auction sales, buying and selling livestock, visiting with family and friends, as well as transplanting trees. Albert was a member at the United Church in Stoughton for many years. Albert was on the Co-op Board for over 10 years. He was also on the P.F.R.A. Board & enjoyed visiting with those who couldn't get out of their homes or nursing homes. Albert was always close to the land and loved animals. Albert enjoyed the company of his family, especially his grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Albert will be truly missed by all who knew him. The funeral service was held on Monday, July 14, 2008 at 2:00 P.M. at the Grace United Church, Weyburn. Interment took place in Stoughton Cemetery, Stoughton.
- Helena Eunice (nee Fagan). On Monday, October 10, 2005, Helena Eunice Knibbs, late of Weyburn, passed away at the age of 96 years. Predeceased by her parents, Norman and Flora Fagan; her husband, Cecil Knibbs; grandson, Gerald Simpson; sisters: Wanda Runne, Norma Ross, Adeline McLean; son-in-law, Leo Major; sister-in-law, Vera Fagan; brothers-in-law: John McLean, Leo Runne, Bill Stef and George Stef. Helena will be lovingly remembered by her children: son, Melville (Alva) Knibbs and daughters, Eileen Kater and Phyllis Major; 15 grandchildren, 22 great grandchildren and two great great grandchildren; sisters: Violet (Ernie) Urschel and Vesta Stef and brother, Garfield Fagan; as well as numerous nieces and nephews. Helena Eunice Knibbs was born March 13, 1909 in Helena, Montana, USA. At an early age she came to the Wood Mountain district where she lived with her Mom and Dad, five sisters and one brother. She attended school in that area and finished her last year in Stoughton. She was a descendant of the Havelands and of the United Empire Loyalists. Helena was a life member with the United Church Ladies, and she played for church at Huntoon and Viewfield, as well as at Christmas concerts. On November 12, 1928, she was married to Cecil Albert Knibbs in Regina. They farmed all their lives. Funeral service was held Thursday, October 13, at 2:00 p.m. from Grace United Church, Stoughton, with Rev. Brian Ast officiating. Interment followed in Stoughton Cemetery. All those in attendance were considered to be honorary pallbearers. The active pallbearers were: Larry Knibbs, Kim Knibbs, Lorne Kater, Barry Kater, Brian Kater and Stan Runne.
- Irene Evelyn (nee Young) passed away peacefully in the New Hope Pioneer Lodge, Stoughton, Sask., on Tuesday, March 13, 2007 at the age of 90 years. Irene was born in Gap View, Sask., on August 18, 1916. She married Henry James Knibbs on November 21, 1935. She was predeceased by her parents Robert and Ethel Young, her husband Henry in 1963, her sisters Ethel Walton, Lillian Logan and Robina Young, and one brother Kenneth Young. She leaves to mourn her daughters: Sylvia (Les) Taylor, Shirley (Leo) Beck, Sharon Kerr and Sheila (Gerry) Olver. Fourteen grandchildren: Kevin (Donna), Vicki (Jody), Laurie (Trevor), Trevor (Corrina), Trent, Curtis (Deanna), Craig, Cathy (Cory), Shana (Keith), Dallas, Shallan, April, Jesse and Justin. Eleven great grandchildren and three great great grandchildren. The funeral service will be held in the Grace United Church, Stoughton, Sask., on Saturday, March 17, 2007 at 2:00 p.m. Officiant Rev. Heather Lee. Interment in the Stoughton Cemetery.
- Donald Albert Knox passed away at Arcola, Saturday, March 6, 2004 at the age of 75 years. He is survived by his wife of 54 years, Joyce, White Bear Resort, daughters: Pat (Larry), Stoughton, Sherry (Bob), Kelowna, BC, Judy (Tarz), Carlyle, Susan (Darrell), Stoughton; grandchildren: Jay, Marty, Michael, Leah, Shane, Deidre and Tristan. As well as nine great grandchildren. Extended family: Borden and Betty, Nellie, Bob and Judie, the Kyles and the Ryalls. Predeceased by his parents, Alexander and Isabella. Sister, Nora; grandson, Craig MacDonald; son-in-law, Don Rolufs. Funeral service was held Thursday, March 11 at 2:00 p.m. from Stoughton United Church with Rev. Brian Ast officiating. Interment was at Stoughton Cemetery.
- Stefan "Steve" of Cupar and District Nursing Home, Cupar, and formerly a resident of Regina and Stoughton, Sask. passed away peacefully on Sunday, July 30, 2006 at the age of 82. Born on January 29, 1924, Steve is predeceased by his parents, Kost and Evdokia Kolybaba, Foam Lake, Sask.; granddaughter Laura-Lee Verbeem; and brothers John, Bill, Alec and Joe. Steve is survived by his wife of 57 years, Edna of Cupar; his only sister, Mary Gref of Calgary; two brothers, Eli (Anne) of Foam Lake and Orlo (Magdaline) of Regina; children Charles Kolybaba (Julie), Regina, Gloria Hamilton (Wilf), Red Deer, Alberta, Vicki Peters (Doug Hindle), Regina, David Kolybaba (Karen), Moosomin, Donald Kolybaba (Lisa), Edmonton and Elizabeth Verbeem (Harvey), Edmonton. Steve is also survived by 13 grandchildren and 5 great grandchildren. Steve served in the army for one year prior to the end of WWII and during his working career, Steve was a farmer, carpenter, salesman and, most recently, prior to his retirement, the Maintenance Foreman for the Town of Stoughton. He was an avid gardener, house builder and antique collector. A memorial service is scheduled at Lee's Funeral Chapel, 3101 Dewdney Avenue, Regina, Sask., at 2 p.m., Saturday, August 5, 2006.
- Dorothy "Joyce" (nee Buss) 1929 – 2014. Dorothy "Joyce" Knox, late of Stoughton, passed away at Newhope Pioneer Lodge, Stoughton on Tuesday, October 7, 2014 at the age of 85 years. Joyce was predeceased by Don Knox, her husband of nearly 54 years; grandsons, Craig and Jay MacDonald; parents, Raymond and Violet Buss; twin brothers, Milton and Merton Buss; sisters, Francis and Gladys, and other family members and friends too numerous to mention. Left to mourn Joyce's passing are her daughters, Pat Knox (Larry Seabrook) of Stoughton, Sherry Bush (Bob) of Kelowna, B.C., Judy Valentine (Don) of Carlyle and Susan Knox-Mack (Darrell) of Stoughton; grandchildren, Marty Rolufs (Elan), Michael Knox, Leah Valentine, Shane Valentine (Ashley), Deidre Allan (Tyson), Tristan Valentine (Jesse Winkler) and 18 great- grandchildren; sisters, Rae Currie and Helen Bobo; brother-in-law Ben Morse, as well as several nieces and nephews. A Memorial Service will be held on Friday, October 10, 2014 at 2:00 p.m. at the Stoughton Apostolic Church with Rev. Ken Stoddard officiating. Interment will take place in a family Ceremony prior to the Service.
- Andrew Ksenych of Moose Jaw, SK, formerly of Froude, born December 1, 1913 in Gorleitz, Austria passed away at Regina Pasqua Hospital on December 23, 2002. Andrew attended school in Poland. He immigrated to Canada when he was 16 years old. He settled at Innes, SK. Andrew married Anne Beyak on May 25, 1944 in Innes. In 1950 Andrew and Anne moved to Froude until 1999. They were married for 54 years until Anne's passing in 1999. He then moved to Moose Jaw. He farmed all his life. He had cattle and was also a grain farmer. He was involved in the Greek Orthodox Church. He was always excited at the birth of his grandchildren and of his great grandchild. Predeceased by his mother and father; two brothers: Jack, Johnny and one sister: Eva Papas; wife: Anne in 1999. Andrew will be lovingly remembered by his sons: Paul James (Cynthia) of Guelph, ON, Donald Blaine (Lynda) of Kitchener, ON, Sylvester Andrew (Constance) of Froude; daughter: Lorraine Evelynn of Moose Jaw; grandchildren: Dan, Janet, Holly, Ryan (Sherry), Geoffrey and Brendan, Mathew, Craig; great granddaughter: Taylor Anne; two brothers: Leo Ksenych of Medicine Hat, AB, Nick (Phyllis) Ksenych of Watertown, SD, USA; sisters: Anna Carrigan of Kanata, ON, Kathy (Garth) Caswell of Esterhazy, Rosie (Melvin) Clarke of Fillmore; as well as numerous nieces and nephews. Funeral service was held on Saturday, December 28, 2002 at 2:00 p.m. from the Knox Presbyterian Church, Weyburn, with Rev. John Ferrier officiating. Interment followed at Green Acres Memorial Gardens, Weyburn. Pallbearers were Paul Ksenych, Sy Ksenych, Ryan Ksenych, Geoffrey Ksenych, Brendan Ksenych and Don Ksenych.
- Anne (nee Beyak). On Sunday, January 17, 1999, Anne Ksenych, late of Stoughton, passed away at the age of 84 years. Predeceased by her parents, Dmytro and Yustina Beyak; one brother, Steven in infancy; sister Pearl Syrnyk; brother Mike Beyak; sister Irene Brown; and brother Harry Beyak. Anne leaves to mourn her husband, Andrew of Stoughton; her sons; Paul James (Joan) of Guelph, ON; Donald Blaine (Lynda) of Kitchener, ON; Sylvester Andrew (Constance Roussel) of Stoughton; one daughter, Lorraine Evelynn of Moose Jaw; grandchildren: Dan, Janet, Holly, Ryan, Geoffrey and Brendan; one brother, George Beyak of Abbotsford, BC; and friend Kathleen Ksenych of Stoughton; as well as many nieces, nephews and cousins. Anne's family came through the immigration back in the 1890's from eastern Europe. She was born in Winnipegosis, MB on July 1, 1914. When asked where she was born, she would say 'under a hay stack'. Anne received her grade eight education. At a very young age she worked on the farm and was out working for other people by the age of 13. She was cooking for 25 men by that time. She married Andrew Ksenych on May 25, 1944. They had four children. Andrew and Anne lived in Inness and Foude. She ran a chicken farm and enjoyed planting flowers around the yard. Some of her many hobbies were knitting, gardening, quilting and she loved to read. She also sold many quilts. Anne was involved with the United Church and was a member of the Ladies Aid. She also attended the Greek Orthodox Church in Montmartre and Moose Jaw. She was always around her grandchildren when they were born and was very proud of her children and of their accomplishments. Funeral service was held Friday, January 22, at 2:00 p.m. from Knox Presbyterian Church, Weyburn, with Rev. John Ferrier officiating. Interment followed in Green Acres Memorial Gardens, Weyburn. All those in attendance were considered to be honorary pallbearers. The active pallbearers were Paul Ksenych, Don Ksenych, Sy Ksenych, Ryan Ksenych, Geoffery Ksenych, Dwight Brown and Duane Brown.
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- Beatrice. On Thursday, February 2, 2006, Beatrice LaChapelle, widow of the late Phillip LaChapelle, late of Stoughton, Sask, passed away in Stoughton at the age of 97 years. Funeral Service will be held on Monday, February 6, 2006 at 10:00 a.m. from the chapel of Boire Funeral Home, Estevan, SK, with Mr. Doug Third officiating. Interment will follow in the Stoughton Town Cemetery.
- Iona (nee Charles) Lake 1930 - 2008. On Wednesday, November 26, 2008, Iona Lake, late of Stoughton, SK, passed away in Newhope Lodge in Stoughton at the age of 78 years. Iona was predeceased by her parents, George and Edna Charles; daughter Sandra Wallace Lake and grandson Thomas Scott Lake. She is survived by her loving family: husband John; sons, Cliff (Peggy) and Bob; grandchildren, Josh (Shannon) Wallace, Jonathan (Cheryl) Lake and Rylee Iona Lake and her great grandchildren, Nathan, Dillon and Kyle Wallace. Funeral service will be held on Monday, December 1, 2008 at 2:00 p.m. from Grace United Church, Stoughton, with Deborah Laforet officiating. Interment will follow in the Stoughton Town Cemetery.
- Margaret Peggy Lake (October 11, 1952 - November 25, 2010). Peggy Lake, late of Stoughton, Sask., passed away in Weyburn, Sask. on Thursday, November 25, 2010 at the age of 58 years. Funeral Service will be held on Wednesday, December 1, 2010 at 2:00 p.m. in Grace United Church, Stoughton, with Deborah Laforet officiating. Interment will follow in the Stoughton Town Cemetery.
- Alfred LaValley passed away at Estevan, Sask, Saturday, June 6, 2009 at the age of 86 years. Memorial Service will be held at 10:30 a.m. Monday, June 29, 2009 from the Royal Canadian Legion, Stoughton with Pastor Cameron Weber officiating. Interment will follow the service at Stoughton Cemetery.
- Annie Marie Helen (nee Sichkey) Loomis LaValley, late of Stoughton, passed away after a short, but courageous battle with cancer, at the age of 67. Predeceased by her first husband, Cyrus James Loomis in 1981 and her parents, Vincent Sichkey and Marie Theiven. Survived by her second husband, Alfred LaValley of Stoughton; her two sons, Donald Borschowa and his daughter, Deanna, of New Westminster, BC; Daren Loomis and his children, Tiffany, Dereck, Donald, Amber-Lyn and Misty-Dawn of Medicine Hat, AB; her two daughters, Carol (Larry) Nelson and their children, Jonathan and Jennifer of Medicine Hat; Gail (Cameron) Weber and their children, Julie, Anson and Marvin of Stoughton; one brother, Ernest Robertson (Millie), Edmonton, AB; two sisters, Irene Pastachak of Bienfait; and Yvonne Symes of Griffin; also numerous nieces and nephews. Annie was born at McLennan, AB on April 11, 1933. She was raised on a farm near Griffin. She attended the Dunwrith School with her brother Ernie and two sisters, Irene and Yvonne, until grade eight, at which time she quit school to help on the family farm. A memorial service was held on Monday, June 5 at 2:00 p.m. at the Grace United Church in Stoughton. Pastor Robert Fenn officiated. Rev. Jann Sampson assisted. Interment followed in Stoughton Cemetery.
- Glen Hilton Layman of Calgary, AB passed away on Wednesday, March 15, 2006 at the age of 88 years. Glen was born in Ontario on March 31, 1917, coming west to Saskatchewan with the family in 1920. He attended school in Speers and worked on the family farm. He met Margaret Kirk in Speers and they were married on May 10, 1942. Glen served with the RCAF from 1942 to January of 1946. Following the war service, he and Margaret settled in Stoughton, moving to Weyburn in 1965. His life's work was in the grain business. He enjoyed hunting, golfing and curling. Our dad, grandfather, and great-grandfather was a very kind and good man. He was respected and loved by all of us and will be greatly missed. Glen is survived by a daughter Elsie of Calgary, AB; son and daughter-in-law Robert and Jan of Red Deer, AB; three grandchildren, Neil, Colin and Jill; and four great grandchildren, Jessica, Rebecca, Joshua, and Logan, all of Calgary, AB. He is also survived by three brothers and two sisters-in-law, John (Jack) and Jean, Ralph and Marilyn, and George, all of Ontario; a brother-in-law Douglas Kirk and his wife Lois of Regina; sister-in-law Marion and her husband Ken Fee of Cranbrook, BC; sister-in-law Shirley Kirk of Nokomis; as well as a number of nieces, nephews and cousins. He was predeceased by his father Bruce Layman in 1976; his mother Helen Layman in 1966; his wife of 62 years, Margaret in 2004; an infant son Allan; three sisters, Evelyn Perkins, Irene Ludlow and Clacey Andrews; and two brothers-in-law. Funeral service was held at McInnis & Holloway's Fish Creek Chapel, Calgary, AB on Saturday, March 19, at 2:30 p.m.
- Maria "Mary" (nee Krell) 1909 2009. On Sunday, July 26, 2009, Mary quietly passed away in Newhope Pioneer Lodge, Stoughton just 17 days before her 100th birthday. Mary was predeceased by her son Leslie in 1949; husband Fred in 1975; parents, Fred and Anna Krell and all of her nine siblings, Fred, Peter, Alex, Jack, Henry, Albert, Annie, Katy and Pauline. Mary was born on August 12, 1909 at Rock Lake, Sask. and married Fred Leas in 1927. They farmed at Fillmore and Stoughton until retiring in Stoughton. Mary also worked at the Stoughton Bakery for several years and was a long-time member of Zion Lutheran Church. Left to mourn Mary's passing is special sister-in-law Lulu Krell of Cochrane, AB and many nieces and nephews to whom she was very special. A Funeral Service for Mary was held on Friday, July 31, 2009 at 2:00 p.m. in Zion Lutheran Church, Stoughton, with Pastor Virgil Anderson officiating. Interment followed in the Stoughton Town Cemetery. The family would like to thank the staff at Newhope Pioneer Lodge in Stoughton where Mary lived for the last 12 years, for their excellent and compassionate care.
- Ella (nee Miller) passed away peacefully on January 16, 1999 in Estevan. She was born June 6, 1931 in Lampman, SK. Ella's funeral service was held at Sacred Heart R.C. Church in Benson, SK on Tuesday, January 19 with interment at Sacred Heart R.C. Cemetery in Benson. Special thanks to Doug Third, Pastor Heather Anderson, Reverend Father Gerry Bauche and the Sacred Heart choir for their participation in ceremonies performed in celebration of Ella's life. Also, thank you to Ella's 16 grandchildren for the beautiful poem they wrote for Grandma and read to her at her funeral. Their display of love for her will be cherished always, and she remains our hero forever. Ella never took time for herself, she worked endless hours, always putting the needs of others before her own. Her passion was to read and walk along the prairie trails in search of pussy willows, crocuses, and buttercups. Her favorite place was on the 'Leclair Hill' to view the prairie's bounties and to watch the beauty and gentleness of grazing deer. Ella was always very generous and giving to everyone she met and enjoyed being with people and meeting new friends. Throughout her illness, she never gave in to self-pity, she suffered her pain in silence. She always displayed a happy disposition, no matter how much pain she endured. We love you Mom, and it is comforting to know that God has you in His keeping, and forever we will have you in our hearts. Lovingly remembered by your family: husband Lionel; son Douglas (Terry, Brennan, Marissa); son Dennis (Vi, Amy, Holly); son Lyle (Nadine, Richelle, Jeffrey); son Glen (Nancy, Dustin, Baillie); daughter Cheryl (Eric, Devin, Tyler, Barret Kuntz); son Jim (Donna, Andrea, Allyson); son Greg (Heather, Brayden, Kennedy, Garrett).
- Antoinette "Tone". On January 2, 2000, Antoinette "Tone" LeComte, late of Stoughton, passed away at Fillmore Health Centre after a courageous battle with cancer at the age of 53 years. Predeceased by her father, Tony LeComte; and one nephew, Todd Fraser. Tone is survived by her mother, Raymonde LeComte of Stoughton; one sister: Marie (Leonard) Fraser of Stoughton; one brother, Emile LeComte of Moose Jaw; one nephew: Shaun (Joanne) Fraser of Weyburn; one niece, Sharla Augustine of Calgary, AB; great nieces and nephew: Jasmine, Brandon and Katelyn Fraser of Weyburn; as well as several cousins and friends. And the love of her life, pet cat, Princess. Tone was born April 17, 1946. She took her schooling at St. Joseph's Academy, Forget. She moved to Stoughton in 1972, and did domestic work, babysitting, a time at the bakery and Stoughton Library. She was a special friend and care provider for many. Prayers were said Wednesday, January 5 at 7:30 p.m. from Our Lady of LaSallette Roman Catholic Church, Forget. The funeral mass was held Thursday, January 6 at 2:00 p.m. from Our Lady of LaSallette Roman Catholic Church, Forget, with Father Keith Hieberg Celebrant. Interment followed in Forget Cemetery, Forget. Honorary pallbearers were: Yvonne Decheif, Helen Mamer, Shirley McDowell, Sharon Raiwet, Kary Ogilvie and Marion Loucks. The active pallbearers were: Shaun Fraser, Leonard Hannan, Rheaome Richaud, Jean Richaud, Ernie Letentre and Lionel Hardy. A special thank you to everyone at the Regina Cancer Clinic, Regina Cancer Patient Lodge, volunteers in Regina, Dr. Gibbins and staff at Fillmore Health Centre.
- Raymonde (nee Neau) Le Comte, born October 22, 1910, at Stoughton, passed away at New Hope Pioneer Lodge, Stoughton, on February 10, 2001 at the age of 90 years. Predeceased by her parents, Alcide and Emily Neau; her two brothers: Alphonse and Leon and three sisters: Marie Dechaine, Bertha Richaud and Marguerite Neau; her husband, Tony on October 29, 1984; one daughter, Antoinette Le Comte on January 2, 2000; and one infant grandson, Todd Fraser on January 11, 1966. Raymonde is survived by her daughter, Marie (Lenny) Fraser of Stoughton; one son, Emile Le Comte of Moose Jaw; two grandchildren: Shaun (Joanne) Fraser of Weyburn and Sharla Fraser-Augustine (Jake) of Calgary, AB; great grandchildren: Jasmine, Brandon and Katelyn Fraser of Weyburn; as well as numerous nieces and nephews. Raymonde was born on the Neau homestead, south of Stoughton and received her schooling at Walton, a country school south of Stoughton. She then went to work for Joe Drury, Pearl Swinehammer and Mrs. Burns. In 1937 she went to Winnipeg, MB to work for Sisters of Service for three years. In 1943 she returned home and married Tony Le Comte in July of that year. After spending 30 years farming south of Forget, she and Tony retired to Stoughton in 1973. Prayers were said Tuesday, February 13, at 7:00 p.m. from Fletcher Funeral Chapel, Weyburn. The funeral mass was held Wednesday, February 14 at 2:00 p.m. from Our Lady of LaSalette Roman Catholic Church, Forget, with Father Lorne D. Crozon Celebrant. Interment followed in Forget Cemetery. All those in attendance were considered to be honorary pallbearers. he active pallbearers were Lionel Hardy, Ernie Letendre, Doug Hardy, Leonard Hannan, Jean Richaud and Rheaume Richaud.
- Leo Levesque late of Weyburn passed away in Regina on Wednesday, March 3, 2004 at the age of 76 years. Predeceased by his father, Ludger Levesque; Leo will be sadly missed by his spouse Katherine Levesque of Grenfell; mother Alice Levesque of Stoughton; children, Lorraine Gudmundson of Grenfell and her children Stacy and Ryan; Rick (Melanie Archer) Levesque of Fort McMurry, AB; Ron Levesque of Regina; Marie Williams of Regina and her children Steven and Michelle; two sisters Lillian Brehms of Carlyle and Irene Anderson of Alameda and one brother Albert (Rose) Levesque of Stoughton; special long-time friend Annie Balzer of Weyburn and her family; as well as numerous nieces, nephews, relatives, and friends. A funeral mass was held at 10:30 a.m. on Monday, March 8 from the St. Vincent de Paul Roman Catholic Church, Weyburn with Father Albert Schmitz presider. A prayer service was held 7:30 p.m. on Sunday March 7 from the Chapel of Assurances Funeral Services, Weyburn. Interment to follow in Forget Cemetery.
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- Peter Jay (1970 - 2013). Jay MacDonald passed away suddenly at home near Heward, Sask. on Tuesday, October 1, 2013 at the age of 43 years. Jay was deeply loved and will be greatly missed, and that's a fact, Jack. Jay has been reunited with his brother Craig; grandpa Knox, as well as many other special friends and family members. He is survived by his parents, Pat Knox, Larry Seabrook and Jim MacDonald; brother Marty (Elan) Rolufs, niece Jordan and nephew Brenden; grandmother Joyce Knox; chocolate lab Rolo; cousins, Michael (Danni) Knox (Zia and Ava), Deidre (Tyson) Allan (Malayna Margetts), Leah Valentine (Jayda, Mason and Colby Kyle), Shane (Ashley) Valentine (Knox), Tristan Valentine (Jesse Winkler), (Cherise, Deacon and Keenan), Brooklyn and Jessica Sadowick, Grace Bush, Aletha-Jean Seabrook, Sean (Cindy) Seabrook (Connor, Morgan and Corbin), Shawn (Tara) Seabrook; uncle Ron (Colline) Seabrook; aunts, Sherry (Bob) Bush, Judy (Don) Valentine and Susan (Darrell) Mack. Jay was very passionate about whatever he was involved with which was both his greatest strength and his weakness. Life was good in the 80ís - Happy, Happy, Happy! In keeping with Jay's wishes, there will be a private interment at the Stoughton Town Cemetery and no funeral service will be held.
- Randy Wayne Mack, late of Stoughton, passed away Thursday, January 11, 2001 at the age of 44 years. Funeral Service will be held 2:00 p.m. Monday, Jan. 15 from the Grace United Church, Stoughton, with Pastor Virgil Anderson and Rev. Jann Sampson officiating. Interment to follow in the Stoughton Cemetery.
- Albert Andrew Manning (August 24, 1924 - May 17, 2012). Albert Manning, late of Stoughton, SK passed away in Estevan, SK on Thursday, May 17, 2012 at the age of 87 years.Albert is survived by his loving wife Florence Manning of Stoughton; children, Warren (Tracey) Manning of Ottawa, ON and their children, Megan and Arel who reside in B.C.; and Leanne (Lorne) Dayman of Estevan and their son, Gavin of Estevan, as well as numerous nieces, nephews, and cousins.He was predeceased by his parents, Frank and Jessie; sisters, Ada, Audrey, and Irene. A private family service will take place at a later date.
- Doris Margaret. Following a brief illness on December 27, 2004, in her 92nd year at Oak Bay Lodge, Victoria, B.C. Born in Vancouver, Doris was raised at Stoughton, Sask. on the family farm, prior to attending business school in Regina. She worked as a dental assistant and as a secretary for the Regina School Board. Predeceased by her husband, Alexander, she is survived by son, Duncan (Marie); grandsons, Colin and Alisdair; sisters, Lois McGregor (Arnot), Marion Wilson (Gordon), Nora Graham (Bill) and a brother, Malcolm (Ruby). The family extend their gratitude and admiration to the nursing and health care staff of Oak Bay Lodge, in their service to the residents. A Service of Remembrance will be conducted from MCCALL BROS. FAMILY CHAPEL, Johnson and Vancouver Streets, Victoria, on Thursday, January 6th at 10:30 a.m., the Reverend Charles Scott and the Rev. Dr. Arthur Currie officiating.
- Kay (nee Jackson), late of Stoughton, SK and formerly of Forget, SK. With sad hearts we announce the passing of Kay on Monday, November 5, 2007 at the age of 93. Kay was predeceased by her parents; her husband Aime; daughter Joan Hadican and her brothers and sisters. She is survived by her loving family: two sons, Thomas (Valerie Neal) and Robert (Donna Sears); nine grandchildren; ten great grandchildren; one brother Albert (Helen) Coderre; sister-in-law Irene Coderre; brother-in-law Walter Shaw, as well as many nieces and nephews. She will be dearly missed by everyone she touched. Flowers gratefully declined. Friends so wishing may make donations to Newhope Pioneer Lodge in Stoughton. We will be celebrating Kay's life at 2:00 p.m. on Saturday, November 10, 2007 at Our Lady of La Salette R.C. Church, Forget. Rev. Fr. Lorne D. Crozon will officiate. Interment will follow in Our Lady of La Salette Parish Cemetery, Forget, with a reception to be held at the Legion Hall in Stoughton.
- Bozidar Hristov Markov, M. D. It is with profound sadness that we announce the passing of Bozidar Hristov Markov at Humber River Regional Hospital in Toronto on Thursday, March 1, 2007. Best friend and beloved husband of Todorka (Branceva) for 60 years. Proud father of daughter Larissa Pereira of Mississauga and son Alex of Medicine Hat. Loving grandfather to Julia, Andrew and Amanda. Predeceased by father Hristov, mother Stojka, sister Gita and brother-in-law Pance Zendelski of Skopje, Macedonia. Brother to Momir of Germany. Will be missed by son-in-law Joel, by daughter-in-law Shirley, by sister-in-law Lillia Nikoloff (Branceva), by his other relatives, and by the many colleagues, patients, and friends in Canada and Europe that he touched during his life. He was born in Stip, Macedonia. He obtained his Medical Doctor's degree in 1947. He practiced family medicine in Bulgaria and Macedonia before immigrating to Canada in 1961 with his wife, son and mother-in-law Alexandra. Upon immigration to Canada, he re-did his internship and residency at hospitals in Saskatoon and Regina before resuming practice in Stoughton, Saskatchewan where he served the community from 1964 to 1977. During this period of time, his service area included the hospital in Fillmore and numerous other rural communities around Stoughton. In 1977, he and his wife Todorka moved to Toronto where he maintained a busy urban practice in Toronto and Etobicoke until his retirement in 2001. In the tradition of all of his prior practices, he continued to frequently make house calls, often preferring to see his patients in their home rather than in his office. He continued to support his former patients after retirement, and as recently as December 2006 he provided expert testimony and support for WCB, insurance and other claims for his former patients. Friends will be received at The Simple Alternative Funeral Centre, Mississauga on Wednesday March 7, 2007 from 5:00 to 6:00 with memorial service in the chapel at 6:00 p.m. Reception to follow.
- Todorka Gavrilova (nee Branceva) Markov, M. D. It is with profound sadness that we announce the passing of Todorka Gavrilova Markov at Trillium Health Centre - Mississauga on Tuesday, 29 January 2008. Predeceased (2007) by best friend and beloved husband of 60 years Bozidar Hristov Markov. Proud mother of daughter Larissa Pereira of Mississauga and son Alex of Medicine Hat. Loving grandmother to Julia, Andrew and Amanda. Predeceased by father Gavril, mother Alexandra, and brother Stefan. Will be missed by son-in-law Joel, by daughter-in-law Shirley, by sister Lilia Nikoloff (Branceva), by her other relatives in Canada, the United States and Europe, and by the friends and former patients that she touched during her life. Todorka (Dora) was born in Vratza, Bulgaria. In 1947 she married Bozidar and in 1949 she obtained her Medical Doctor's degree. She practiced family medicine in Bulgaria and Macedonia before immigrating to Canada in 1961 with her husband, son and mother. Upon immigration she re did her internship at hospitals in Saskatoon and Regina before deciding to focus on her family and other interests. She developed a life-long passion for photography and real estate, starting in Stoughton, Saskatchewan in 1964 and then continuing in Toronto after she and her husband moved there in 1977. She successfully pursued many real-estate investments and renovations during her life which became homes that were warm, wonderful places for her husband, son and daughter to live, grow and prosper. Throughout her time in Canada, she helped her husband Bozidar with his busy country and urban medical practices until his retirement in 2001. Dora loved to travel with her husband, her son and daughter and, on occasion, on her own. She made numerous trips throughout Canada, the United States and Europe. She also had a great love and appreciation for many types of music from classical opera to modern pop/rock. Dora possessed a lovely singing voice and often was heard singing around the house. Her love of travel and music has influenced her children and grandchildren, and fostered their life-long interests in these areas. Dora was a wonderful, passionate, energetic wife, mother and grandmother who will be greatly missed but not forgotten. Friends will be received at The Simple Alternative Funeral Centre, Mississauga on Wednesday, February 6th, 2008 from 5:00 to 6:00 with memorial service in the chapel at 6:00 p.m. Reception to follow.
- Lois Adeline (nee Clarke), late of Rimbey, AB, and formerly of Weyburn, passed away Saturday, January 14, 2012 at Rimbey Hospital with family by her side. She was 75 years of age. Lois was born on April 16, 1936 at Froude; a daughter of Perry and Adeline (nee Milford) Clarke. Lois was raised on the farm and attended school at Froude. She became a teacher, married and raised her children on the family farm in Tyvan, later moving to Francis, and eventually calling Weyburn "home". She spent recent years in Rimbey, Alberta with her beloved partner, Arnold Bergesen. Lois was predeceased by her parents, Addie and Perry Clarke; brothers-in-law, Jim Mahaffey, Bud Burns and Ross Wightman; and her sister, Thelma Burns. Lois will be remembered always by her daughter, Faith (Todd Sprecken) McDonald of Griffin, and her son, Aaron (Darlene) McDonald of Last Mountain Lake; grandchildren, Tanner (Jen), Brittany and Derek (Jennie) McDonald and great granddaughter, Gemma. She will be greatly missed by her brother, Melvin (Rose) Clarke of Griffin, her sister, Lorraine Mahaffey of Weyburn; Arnold Bergesen of Rimbey, AB and his children, Stanley, Brenda, Arnita, Chrissy and families; her sister-in-law, Elaine Wightman as well as numerous nieces and nephews. A memorial service will be held Monday, April 16 at 2:00 PM from Weyburn Free Methodist Church with Pastor Jody Pfeifer officiating.
- Charlotte Louisa (nee Walton). On Monday, October 30, 2000, at the age 76 years, Charlotte Louisa McGregor of Stoughton died peacefully in her sleep after a lengthy illness with heart disease. The funeral service was held in the Grace United Church, Stoughton, on Friday, November 3 at 2:00 p.m., with Rev. Jann Sampson officiating. Interment of the cremated remains took place in the Stoughton Cemetery. Mrs. McGregor was born in Bryant, SK on December 18, 1923, daughter of Allen and Ellen Ada (nee Dunlop) Walton. She married Gordon Alexander McGregor in Viewfield, SK on September 27, 1942. During Mrs. McGregor's life, she was raised at Bryant, farmed in the Hitchcock area and, as well, lived at Macoun before retiring in Stoughton. She attended school at Bryant and Benson and received her hair dressing training at Marvel. Besides hairdressing, other careers were cake decorating, knitting and sewing. She was a member of Homemakers, 4-H, Home and School, St. Paul's United Church, Macoun, and Grace United Church, Stoughton. In her spare time, Mrs. McGregor enjoyed traveling, art work, reading, handwork, gardening and music, as well as volunteer work and visiting. Predeceased by her husband Gordon; her parents, Allen and Ellen Walton; brother Lyle; half brother Samuel Ernest Beggs; an infant half brother, Gordon Dunlop Beggs; and brother-in-law, Stanley Mitchell. Louisa is survived by her three daughters: Gloria (Clarence) Schmidt of Craven; Leona (Allan) Bowes of Orleans, ON; Leslie Briand (Paul Pilon) of Stoney Creek, ON; nine grandchildren: Katherine Schmidt, Kevin (Linda LaGard) Schmidt, Nancy (Jeff) Webb, David Schmidt, Marlene (Ray) Benjamin, Glen Schmidt, Christie (Brent) White, Keith (Sheila) Bowes, Leigh (Stephen) Williams; six great grandchildren: Rachel and Hadyn Webb, Scott Bowes, Emily Williams, Shelley and Jennifer LaGard; brother, Edward (Gwen) Walton of Estevan; sister, Margaret Mitchell of Brandon, MB; brother, Joe (Anna) Walton of Fraser Lake, BC; and godchild, Marlene Becker.
- Orma (nee Dunn) McGregor 1928 - 2008, late of Stoughton, SK, passed away in Estevan, SK on Thursday, December 25, 2008 at the age of 80 years. Orma was predeceased by her husband Roy; parents, Jim and Pearl Dunn; siblings, Doreen, Bobby, Vernon and Ivan Dunn, as well as twins in infancy; brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law Ken, Johnny, Venus and Madia. Orma will be sadly missed by her sister Ruth (Elwood) Olver; sisters-in-law, Marion Dunn, Ladeanna Clancey, Edna Maitland and Ruby Combs. Orma was also a very special aunt to her numerous nieces and nephews. A lady of determination, she had many health struggles which she faced without complaint and was always interested in the welfare of others. Memorial service will be held on Tuesday, December 30, 2008 at 2:00 p.m. from Grace United Church, Stoughton, with Deborah Laforet officiating. Interment will tentatively take place on Sunday, May 17, 2009 at 2:00 p.m. in the Stoughton Town Cemetery. Please direct inquiries regarding the interment to Hall Funeral Services.
- Roy. On April 1, 2000, Roy McGregor passed away at St. Joseph's Special Care Home in Estevan at the age of 78 years. He was predeceased by his parents John (1938) and Margaret (O'Brien) McGregor in 1982, also his brothers John (1990), Ken (1993) and his sister Venus in 1996. He is survived by his loving wife, Orma, of 47 years and his four sisters Lydena (Jim) Clancy, Kelowna, BC, Madia (Martin) Bouey, Regina, Edna (Hal) Maitland, Calgary, AB, and Ruby Combes, Cremona, AB, and many nieces and nephews. Roy was born August 23, 1921 and spent his life farming and trucking in the Stoughton area. The memorial service was held April 5 in Grace United Church with Rev. Jann Sampson officiating. The inurnment followed at the Stoughton Cemetery. Wes Olver, Roy's nephew, carried the Urn. All of Roy's friends and family and everyone who shared in his life and all who were in attendance were considered honorary pallbearers.
- Jeannette (nee Hill). On Monday, February 28, 2005 Jeannette McIntosh, late of Stoughton, passed away at Souris Valley Extended Care Centre at the age of 84 years. Predeceased by her parents, George and Rose Hill, stepfather, Alvie Downing, her husband, Harold McIntosh, infant great grandson, two brothers: Fred Hill and Dave Hill, brother Leo Downing, and numerous sisters-in-law and brothers-in-law. Jeannette is survived by her children: Frank (Joan) Bernier of Saskatoon; Donald (Betty Lou) McIntosh of Stoughton; John (Elaine) McIntosh of Stoughton; Larry McIntosh of Stoughton; and Myrna (Rick) Davis of Weyburn; grandchildren: Barb (Jerry) Zarkow, Bev (Sid) Zepick, Donna (Bruce) Friesen, Wayne Bernier, Nicole (Joel) Elder, Angie (Jason) Driedger, Haley (Aaron Smith) McIntosh, Shane McIntosh, Ronald McIntosh, Janet (Lucas) Hall, Cory Davis, Kevin Davis (Haley Johnston), Rae-Ann Davis, Ashley Davis; 12 great grandchildren, one great great granddaughter; two sisters: Marie Burgess and Lorraine Jablonski; four brothers: Joe Downing, Lawrence Downing, Ernie Downing, Melvin Downing; as well as numerous nieces, nephews, relatives and friends. Jeannette Josephine McIntosh was born in Montreal on July 21, 1920. The family moved to the Estevan area when she was a small child, later moving to the Bryan school district and then the Forget area. She spent much time living with her grandma and grandpa Valley and a great deal of time with her aunt and uncle, Celestine and Ernie Decheif. She received her education at Bryant School in the Benson area and at the Forget Convent. On September 27, 1939 Jeannette married Harold McIntosh at Our Lady of LaSalette Church in Forget. They lived in Stoughton for several years, then on several farms in the Forget area before purchasing their own farm south of Forget. Jeanette worked at the Stoughton Hotel, as a homemaker and was the custodian's helper at Stoughton Central School. She enjooyed dancing, playing bingo and camping. Jeannette loved spending time with her family and friends. She was involved in her community as secretary of the Cavalier School Board and on the Forget Community Rink Board. She was a member of the Catholic Women's League and of Our Lady of LaSalette Parish in Forget. She loved children and animals. She always cared for others ahead of herself and spent much time actively caring for family members and friends in their times of need. She was a devoted lifelong partner and in later years, caregiver to her husband Harold. They retired to Stoughton in March of 1975. Recently, after experiencing health failure, she resided in Hilltop Manor in Weyburn, New Hope Pioneer Lodge in Stoughton and Souris Valley Extended Care Centre in Weyburn. She will be lovingly remembered by all she knew and loved. Prayers were said Thursday, March 3, from Fletcher Funeral Chapel, Weyburn. The funeral mass was held Friday, March 4 at 2:00 p.m. from Our Lady of La Salette Roman Catholic Church, Forget with Father Lorne D. Crozan Celebrant. Interment followed in Forget Cemetery. Pallbearers were: Cory Davis, Kevin Davis, Shane McIntosh, Ronald McIntosh, Joel Elder and Jason Driedger.
- Gregory Neil McKinnon (May 19, 1950 - April 5, 2010). It is with profound sadness that we announce the unexpected death of Gregory McKinnon at his home in Saskatoon, Sask. at the age of 59 years. Greg was born and raised in the Stoughton / Heward area in southern Saskatchewan. He spent his twenties living in Ottawa, Montreal, Halifax and Regina before settling in Saskatoon in 1982. Greg proudly served as Business Agent for The International Alliance of Theatrical Stage Employees (IATSE) Local 300 for many years and was enduringly committed to the promotion of stage and film production within the province. He was known for his political interests and sharp sense of humour. Most of all, Greg was known for the pride and love he felt for his family. He will be sadly missed by Donna Draude of Saskatoon, SK; sons Dylan (Alisa) of Toronto, ON, Nathan of Saskatoon, SK and Kieran of Saskatoon, SK; siblings Laura (Bob) of Kelowna, BC, Daryl (Barb) McKinnon of Moose Jaw, SK and Marie (Greig) of Regina, SK as well as his extended family. He was predeceased by parents Malcolm and Grace McKinnon, and brothers Bryce and Lloyd. A memorial service will take place at the Saskatoon Funeral Home, 338 4th Avenue N, Saskatoon, SK, on Saturday, April 17, 2009 at 1 p.m.
- Marilyn O. (nee Innes). It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of our beloved mom, grandma and partner at the age of 64 years, Tuesday, June 7, 2005 at the Pasqua Hospital, Regina with her family at her side. Marilyn was predeceased by her parents Bruce and Pearl Innes; husband Earl in 1989; son James; daughter Mary Lynn; son-in-law Randy Mack; two sisters: Norma Bugg and Marie Russell. Left to cherish her memory: her partner Jerry Seivewright, Stoughton; two daughters: Susan Mack, Stoughton; Malanie (Jim) Briggs, Regina; grandchildren: Chrissy, Miranda, Mark and Jordan. Sister Shirley Gillander (Melita, MB), brothers-in-law: Jack Russell (Winnipeg); Jim (Lorraine) McRae (Winnipeg); Brent (Doreen) McRae (Pilot Mound); Ernie Romas (Winnipeg); sisters-in-law: Evelyn (Bill) Coleman (Melita); June (Richard) Smith (Winnipeg); also numerous nieces and nephews. Marilyn was born June 13, 1940 in Deloraine, Manitoba to Bruce and Pearl Innes. She was raised on the farm at Elva, MB and received her education at Elva school. On January 7, 1956 she married Raymond Earl McRae and to this union four children were born, Susan, James, Malanie and Mary Lynn. Marilyn enjoyed playing music especially the piano, keyboard and accordion. She enjoyed reading, playing cards, camping and listening to music. Her family was first and foremost. Marilyn worked as a special care aid in Stoughton nursing home from June 1994 to present and was to retire June 30, 2005. A Funeral Service was held Saturday, June 11, 2005 at Victoria United Church, Melita, MB. Interment in Melita Cemetery.
- Harvey William Milford of Olds, AB, formerly of Froude, SK passed away May 13, 2000 at the age of 66 in the Olds hospital after a brief illness. Harvey is survived by his loving mother Elizabeth of Carstairs, AB; brothers Murray (Jean), Grimshaw, AB; Delvin (Donna) of Innisfail, AB; Glenn (Debbie) of Saskatoon; sisters Gladys (Milo) Paulhus, Weyburn; Hazel Anderson, Carstairs, AB; Beth (Allan) Kautzman of Surrey, BC; Gail (Gordon) Hallick of Edmonton, AB; sister-in-law Betty of Sundre, AB; numerous nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his father David Milford in 1979 and brother Lloyd in 1986. Funeral service was held Wednesday, May 17. Interment followed in Carstairs cemetery.
- Mary Bernice (nee Foley). It is great sadness we announce the passing of Mary Bernice Miller, late of Stoughton, SK, on Thursday, April 19, 2007 at the age of 78 years after a long courageous battle with numerous health conditions. Mary was born on February 24, 1929. She was predeceased by her parents, Bill and Annie Foley; son Harvey and brothers, Eddy, Cliff and Melvin. Mary is survived by her husband Theodore; sons, Ray (Doloris), Gary (Susan), Glen (Bev), Douglas (Pat), Lorrence (Bea), Don (Darleen) and Blair Miller; grandchildren, Melinda (Dave), Kelly (Janet), Cindy (Joe), Lana, Chantelle, Tammy (John), Chad (Trista), Dan (Lisa), Terry, Rob, Kathy (John), Andy (Marsha), Liesa, Chris, Brad, Adam and Brandy; great grandchildren, Bradin, Dillion, Megan, Stefan, Tyrone, Jamie, John, Michelle, Aiden and Tia; brother Bill and sisters, Mertile, Edna, Edith, Grace, and Laura. Mary spent her years as a farmer and domestic engineer and was a member of the Breezy Brides Club and Zion Lutheran Church in Stoughton. She loved playing her piano, gardening, knitting and was a super chef. Mary spent her last years at the Newhope Pioneer Lodge in Stoughton. A special thank you goes out to Monica Dayman, Ruth Krell, Gale Allan, Loretta Taillon, Evelyn Goudy and the entire staff at Newhope Pioneer Lodge. A Funeral Service will be held on Monday, April 23, 2007 at 2:00 p.m. from Grace United Church, Stoughton, with Pastor Virgil Anderson officiating. Interment will follow in the Stoughton Town Cemetery. Lunch will be served at the Stoughton Legion following the interment. Everyone is Welcome.
- Donald James (February 4, 1934 - September 4, 2011). We are deeply saddened by the loss of our husband, father, grandpa and great papa. Don, late of Stoughton, passed away suddenly at home. Left to celebrate his life are his wife of 54 years, Marjorie; daughters Shelley (Craig) Sluser; Kim Creighton (Jay Butler); son Barry (Linda Deren). Grandchildren Alyssa (Darwin Pratt); Alann Sluser (Roshan Arul); Lisette Sluser; Lauren Creighton (Mitchell Lyke); Zane Creighton; Delaney Creighton; Kelcie Deren-Mitchall; great-grandsons Darian and Brayden Pratt. Brother Leonard (Dolores) Mitchall; sisters Joan (Bud) Elias; Ruth (Garry) Stinson; sister-in-law Liz Mitchall, as well as numerous nieces, nephews, relatives and friends. Don is predeceased by his parents Stephen and Ann Mitchall; brothers Kenneth and Edmund Mitchall. Don was a strong, proud, hard-working man who wasn't willing to compromise his morals and values. He lived life to the fullest, filled the room with hearty laughter, off-coloured wise cracks, and you always knew where you stood. He was particularly proud of his grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Don graduated from the University of Saskatchewan School of Agriculture in 1954. He spent many years serving as the Reeve of the Municipality of Tecumseh and served on the numerous boards and later in life enjoyed working as an adjuster for Crop Insurance. He was very proud to become the first honourary member of the Stoughton Fire Department. A celebration of Don's life was held on Friday September 9 at 2:00 P.M. in Our Lady of LaSalette Roman Catholic Church, Forget with Rev. Thomas Mutavanattu, Celebrant. Private family interment in Stoughton Cemetery.
- Margaret Laverne (nee Coleman) 1929 - 2009 passed away at Pasqua Hospital on March 12, 2009. She is survived by sons Morris (Raymonde) of Brandon, Darwin (Gail) of Meadow Lake, and Vernon (Romanita) of Asker, Norway; grandchildren Trena (Adam) Doyle, Melanie, Shelley, Kenny, Nikolai, and Romain Mott; greatgrandchildren Carson and Austin Doyle; brother Frank (Eva) Coleman; sisters Ethel (Louis) Toeppner, Lavica Mahnke; many nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her husband Ken Mott; parents Robert and Varo (nee Mitchell) Coleman; sisters Violet Wright, Ursula Hovland, Priscilla Wright. Laverne and her twin sister Lavica were the youngest of seven children born to Robert and Varo Coleman of the Froude district. Laverne attended Hudmore and Froude schools. After completing high school, she enrolled in the six week Normal School course in Regina. After graduation, she was hired at O'Brien School southwest of Stoughton. She taught for only one year. At a dance she had met Ken Mott, a farmer from the Crieff district north of Creelman. She decided her future would be with him. They married in July, 1945. For eight years they lived on the farm, then in 1953 moved to their new home in Creelman. Between 1946 and 1957 three sons were born, and while they grew up most of Laverne's time and energy were spent as a loving, supportive wife and mother. She was also very involved in community affairs. She played softball, curled, coached a son's baseball team when needed, acted as CGIT leader for a time, contributed to events such as fowl suppers and the annual Fair (her entries in baking, garden produce, pickles, and preserved fruits always took prizes). She especially shared with the community her impressive musical abilities. She was United Church organist for many years. She was a member of the church choir for more than forty years, including several as leader. She and Lavica performed vocal duets at dozens of weddings, graduations, funerals, and anniversaries in Creelman and nearby towns. By the mid 1970s the boys were leaving home, and Ken and Laverne found more time to attend concerts or plays, to travel, and especially to take up square and round and old time dancing. Then in 1982 Ken died. Laverne was devastated. She appreciated very much the support now offered by members of her immediate family, by relatives, by her dancing friends, curling friends, church members, and members of the little Creelman Jug Band. She also became an enthusiastic follower of the activities of her grandchildren, and attended scores of school plays, musical recitals, dancing performances, basketball games, softball games, hockey games. In 1997 she moved to Regina. Soon she had grandchildren in Norway, and she visited them. Frequently she travelled to Creelman for birthday parties, funerals, the Fair, the Dinner Theatre and other events. She also became close to friends she had made in Regina, especially those at Whitmore Park United Church, in the Heritage Fiddlers, and in the Old Tyme Music Makers who entertained regularly at senior citizens' homes. Tears came to her eyes when she described people in wheel chairs moving with the music. In her final weeks, Laverne was grateful for care provided by doctors, nurses, home care workers, and she appreciated the flowers, cards, visits, and telephone calls from friends. Laverne's funeral will be held in St. Andrew's United Church, Creelman, on Monday, March 16, 2009 at 2:00 P.M.
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- Thomas Archibald. It is with deep sadness that the family of Thomas Archibald Needham announces that, after an unfortunate accident in Barkerville September 21, he passed away from his injuries on September 30th. Tom was born on August 23, 1917 in Froude Saskatchewan. WWII took Tom to England where he met and married Gwen. In 1950 Tom's job as a labor inspector took the family to several places in Sask from Prince Albert to Moose Jaw and on to Regina, eventually becoming Director of Labor Standards and Apprentices. In 1981 Tom retired. In 1990 they relocated their summer home to Quesnel to be closer to their children. He will be forever loved and missed by his wife of 60 1/2 years, Gwen, his daughters Susan (Terry) Small, Sandy (Allen) Millward, Jennifer (Ron) Davey, Debra (Gary) Millward, Colleen (David) Zacharias, sons Bob (Wendy) & Dave (Shari), 19 grandchildren, 6 great grandchildren. Tom will also be missed dearly by his sister Elsie plus many nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his son Thomas Henry and his sister, Alice.
- Mary (nee Terney) Nelson late of Stoughton passed away on Thursday, December 20, 2012 at the age of 98 years. Mary was born August 5, 1914 in the Beckevar District to Joseph and Mary Terney. She lived on the farm almost all of her life. In the 1920’s the family moved to the Gap View District. Mary achieved her Grade 9 education in the area. Religion was the centre of her upbringing, and family was very important to her. In the 1930’s Mary lived for a short time in Ontario. On January 6, 1970 Mary and Olaf "Olie" Nelson were married. Together they made a life in Stoughton and area. Mary was content being a home-maker, she enjoyed gardening, knitting and sewing and loved animals. She also loved time spent with neighbours and friends, they often played cards. Her nieces and nephews were very important to her. Mary was involved with the church and other community activities. She belonged to the Ladies’ Homemaker Group and the Handsworth United Church Auxillary in Handsworth, and the Drop-In Centre at Forget and Stoughton. She was a very giving person, and donated to many religious organizations over the years. Mary was a kind hearted and thoughtful person. She was always willing to care for others. She passed away at the Newhope Pioneer Lodge in Stoughton, where she was a resident for ten years. Mary was predeceased by her husband, Olie Nelson; five brothers and two sisters. Mary is survived by one brother-in-law, Bob Nelson, of Winnipeg, MB. She leaves to mourn, and celebrate her life, many nieces, nephews and friends who are like family. A Memorial Service was held Friday, December 28 at 2:00 PM from Stoughton United Church, Stoughton with Reverend Elizabeth Goodson officiating. Interment took place at Gap View Cemetery. All in attendance are considered honourary pallbearers.
- William "Bill" John Thomas Noyes (1919 - 2009). Bill Noyes, age 89 years, of Stoughton, Sask. passed away on Thursday, July 23, 2009 in Estevan, Sask. following complications arising out of a motor vehicle accident on July 3, 2009. A Funeral Service for Bill will be held on Tuesday, July 28, 2009 at 2:00 p.m. in the Royal Canadian Legion, Stoughton, with Pastor Robert Fenn officiating. Interment will follow in the Stoughton Town Cemetery.
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- Edgar Elwood. On Thursday, October 4, 2007, Edgar Osborne of Stoughton, passed away at St. Joseph's Hospital in Estevan, at the age of 98 years. Edgar was predeceased by his parents, Samuel and Bertha Osborne; sisters: Emily Shelton, Elizabeth Poole and Edith Klatt; sister-in-law, Hazel Osborne; brothers-in-law: Harry Shelton, Donald Poole, Dick Klatt and Frank Clutchey. Edgar will be lovingly remembered by his wife of 67 years, Laura Osborne of Stoughton, and their family: son, William Osborne of Stoughton, and four daughters: Beverley Joan Winter (Ken Hein), Midale; Sandra (Kelly) Connelly, Midale; Katherine Grams (Brian Frank), Calgary, AB; and Linda (Gerald) Pander, Griffin; 13 grandchildren: Scott, Carla, Darren, Jeffrey and Jacqueline Chicoine, Jason, Jeramie and Aaron Short, Dietrick Behr, Candace Wilson, Richard and Waylon Pander, Amanda Wishart; 21 great grandchildren and two great great grandchildren; sister, Agnes Clutchey; brother, John (Ada) Osborne; as well as numerous nieces, nephews, cousins, relatives and friends. Edgar Elwood Osborne was born November 8, 1908 on the family farm south of Forget, the oldest of six children born to Samuel and Bertha Osborne. He took his schooling at Cavelier School, walked to school in the summer and drove a team and sleigh in the winter. When the farm hand went off to WWI, Edgar left school at grade 8 as he was needed to help with the farm work. Being the oldest, he was responsible for looking after the horses and his siblings. They made their own fun, skating, sleighing on hills, skiing by making their own skis and tying a long rope to the sleigh box, then he and his cousins and brother, John, would take turns driving across the prairie fields at a good clip while the others skied behind, making a wide arc. There would be lots of spills, but also lots of fun. He left the prairie in 1933 with his dad, brother-in-law and cousin to go north to the Melfort area, to a farm that was for rent. He came back to the prairies to get some machinery and horses, loaded them up in Benson, and they went back to Melfort by train. While in the district he got a job of grading the road in the summer, the next year he fought fires in the Carrot River district, eventually they got in the muskeg, now known as "Smokey Burn." That fall he went down to Kelvington, where his dad had bought a farm. In 1939, WW II broke out. He joined the army in Saskatoon, but was discharged due to medical reasons. He was sorry to see his pals leave. On December 23, 1939 Edgar married Laura Fletcher, from the Kelvington area, in Saskatoon. Their son, William (Bill) was born in November of 1940 at Kelvington. Eddie farmed with his dad and neighbors who needed help. Beverly Joan was born in 1945. Eddie had an operation, so the family went to BC for a holiday that summer. They picked fruit and worked in a fruit cannery. He did some carpentry work too. Then they went back to his dad's farm. In 1948 they moved down to the prairie and bought a farm in the Viewfield area. While living there, Edgar learned to weld, was on the school board and secretary for the telephone company. He helped build some telephone lines, farmed, helped neighbours whenever they needed it. Sandra joined the family in 1955, Katherine in 1958 and Linda in 1960. In 1972 they left the farm and moved into Stoughton. Eddie was sick and wanted to be close to school and town, so they sold the farm to their neighbour. They still live in the house that they bought in Stoughton. Edgar was honest in his dealings with other people. He was dependable and faithful to his word, always ready to lend a helping hand. He and Laura watched out for the needs of the 'old people' who were younger than they were. His car was used to transport anyone who needed it, more than for their own personal needs. They faithfully attended the United Church in Viewfield, Benson and then Stoughton, and were members of the Orange Lodge. Funeral service was held Tuesday, October 9, at 2:00 p.m. from Grace United Church, Stoughton, with Deborah Laforet officiating. Interment followed in Green Acres Memorial Gardens, Weyburn, Sask. The active pallbearers were his grandchildren: Carla Chicoine, Jeff Chicoine, Jason Short, Jeramie Short, Dietrick Behr and Richard Pander.
- Gordon William (April 5, 1929 - March 21, 2015). Gordon William Osborne, late of Lampman, SK. passed away at Arcola Health Centre, Arcola, SK at the age of 85 years. Gordon is survived by his loving wife Ada; children, Tim (Lynn), Pat (Tammie), Cindy Pellerin, Carrie (Kevin) Hengen and Leslie (Glen) Frye; grandchildren, Keigan, Christopher, Jordan, Jennifer, Dustin, Nicole, Taylor, Shaleen, Matthew and Thomas; special grand puppy, Marley; siblings, Phyllis (Alvin) Dehnke, Ted (Eva) and Gwen Veer; in-laws, Lorraine Osborne-Wyatt, Dale Slimmon, Ann Phillips, Gordon (Carol) Phillips and Gladys Rolufs. Gordon was predeceased by his parents Wilfred and Leah Osborne; son-in-law, Mark Pellerin; siblings, Calvin Osborne and Sharon Slimmon; in-laws, Harold and Ruth Phillips, Percy Phillips, Wayne Rolufs and Wes Veer. The Funeral Service will be held on Wednesday, March 25, 2015 at 2:00 p.m. at Grace United Church, Stoughton, SK with Elizabeth Goodson officiating. Interment will follow at the Stoughton Town Cemetery.
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- Lawrence Pachiorka was born on April 17, 1932 at Benson, Sask. and passed away in Estevan, Sask. on Thursday, January 8, 2009 at the age of 76 years. Visitation will be held on Monday, January 12, 2009 from 1:00 4:00 p.m. from the chapel of Hall Funeral Services, Estevan. Funeral service will be held on Tuesday, January 13, 2009 at 11:00 a.m. from the Church of God, Estevan, Sask. with Pastor Walter Engel officiating. Following a luncheon, interment will take place in the Benson Cemetery (west of Benson). Procession will leave the church at approximately 2:30 p.m.
- Merle Evelyn (nee Andrews). On November 23, 2000, Merle passed away into the arms of her beloved Lord to be reunited with husband Fred who died in April of this year. Left to mourn are sons Hugh (Lynda) from Kelowna, B.C. and their children Jennifer and Andrew as well as Dennis (Joan) from Cranbrook, B.C. and their children Kimberly and Kerry. Merle was born at Stoughton, Saskatchewan, Nov. 24th, 1907; she was predeceased by her father Hugh, mother Sarah, brothers Stanley and George. Music was always a driving force in her life and she has made many important musical contributions to this community and the Province of Saskatchewan as a vocalist, music educator, vocal adjudicator, church organist and choir director. Early in her career, Merle served as a music specialist at Wetmore School with her choral groups winning many festival awards for excellence. She has served as organist and choir director at Sixth Avenue United Church, Carmichael United Church, First Baptist Church as well as Lakeview United Church. She also directed some outstanding community-based choirs such as the Melodiers, the Ninettes, the Song Spinners and finally a large ensemble of over 30 young vocalists, the Patchwork Choristers. The City of Regina has honoured Merle for her contributions to the musical life of Regina by naming the street Parsons Bay after her and husband Fred. She had a warm, vibrant personality and will be sadly missed, not only by family but by many relatives and friends. A celebration of Merle's life will be held at Lakeview United Church, 3200 McCallum Avenue, Regina, Saskatchewan on Wednesday, November 29, 2000 at 2:30 pm. Rev. David Hoffman and Karen Lumley will officiate. A reception will follow in the Church hall.
- Margaret Florence (nee McDougall). December 7, 2005 at the age of 96 years, Margaret Florence Paulson was called home to be with her Lord and Savior. Margaret was born March 9, 1909 to Anne and Alexander McDougall in Pilot Mound, Manitoba. Predeceased by her parents, her dear husband Ted, her brother Will, sisters Ruth (Ed Ireton), Jessie McDougall and Ina (Russ Ryalls). Survived by her daughter Betty (Bob Biery) of Pittsburgh, her Japanese family, Kazuko and Shoshi Mizoguchi, Kimiko Kawasaki, Mrs. Ikeda in Japan, and sister-in-law Mary (Ken Scott) of Wetaskiwin, AB. She is also survived by many close nieces and nephews and their families. Margaret moved to Gypsumville, Man. at the age of 3, then to Stoughton as a teenager. After high school she worked in Regina for 11 years at the Bank of Montreal. She later attended Three Hills Bible School where she met her future husband Ted. After Bible School she went up north by dog sled to teach school for a year, returning to work at Two Rivers Bible Institute for 2 years. There she married Ted and in 1948 they began their life long careers as missionaries, first teaching at the Atlantic Bible Institute, then in 1952 being posted in Japan where they served as missionaries with World Missions to Children. After ten wonderful years in Japan they moved to Grants Pass, Oregon where Ted was Director of World Missions to Children for 17 years. They retired to Kelowna and then Wetaskiwin. On the death of her husband, Marg returned to Stoughton to spend time with her eldest Sister Ina. Then moving to First Baptist Place in Regina for her final years. Margaret was a life long witness for the Lord, touching many lives. She will be missed by all who knew and loved her. Memorial Service will be held on Tuesday at 2:00 p.m. December 13, 2005 at First Presbyterian Church, 14th Avenue and Albert Street, Regina. Rev. Eric Muirhead and Pastor Henry Friesen officiating.
- Judith Barbara (nee Richardson) age 45, died in San Francisco, California on May 15, 2003. Judy was a well-respected software engineer, and worked at several leading companies during her distinguished career. Most recently, she was a database system architect at IBM in San Francisco. Judy was born in Regina and grew up in Stoughton, Saskatchewan. She studied computer science at the University of Saskatchewan in Saskatoon, receiving her Bachelor's degree with high honours in 1979, and her Master's degree in 1982. She met her husband, Darwyn Peachey, at the University and they were married in 1981. After working in Saskatoon for several years, Judy and Darwyn relocated to the San Francisco area in 1988. Judy loved animals, loved to read, and loved to travel. She was a gentle, kind, generous, and courageous person who will be deeply missed by her husband and her many family and friends. Judy's father, Fred Richardson, died in 2000. Judy is survived by her husband; her mother, Mary Richardson; brother Allan Richardson, his wife Theresa, and their sons Sean and Eric; sister Carol Norman, her husband Don, and their children Craig and Cristy; sister Dianne Richardson; father- and mother-in-law, Reg and Gladine Peachey; brother-in-law Barry Peachey, his wife Beth, and daughters Ieshia, Christal, and Robin; and many uncles, aunts, and cousins. A memorial service will be held at 2 PM on Saturday, May 31, 2003 in Regina at the Regina Funeral Home on Highway 1 East.
- Violet Wilda. On Tuesday, April 5, 2005, Violet Wilda Phillips, late of Stoughton, passed away in Estevan at the age of 91 years. Violet was predeceased by her husband Wessley, son Ivan and daughter Iris (Jake) Folk. She is survived by her loving family: children, Gerald (Jean) Phillips of Regina and Carol (Harry) Balon of Stoughton; grandchildren, Ron (Caroline) & family, Wally Kupper, Dean (Lee) & family, Randy (Betty) & family, Garth (Dalene) & family, Lana (Rob) & family, Heather (Eddy) & family, Tracy (Richard) & family, Lisa (Kevin) & family and Miles (Denise) & family; sister Lillian Phillips as well as numerous nieces, nephews and friends. Funeral Service will be held tomorrow, Saturday, April 9, 2005 at 2:00 p.m. from Grace United Church, Stoughton with Rev. Brian Ast the officiating clergy. Visitation will precede the Funeral Service, beginning at 12:00 noon. Interment will follow in the Stoughton Town Cemetery.
- Yvonne Marie Picard On Thursday, October 10, 2002, Yvonne passed away at the age of 41 at the Newhope Pioneer Lodge in Stoughton. She was predeceased by her father Leo Picard; grandparents Hector and Dorilda Picard; Nick Depape, aunt and uncle Irene and Martin Fichter; uncles Paul Picard and Ken Depape; two cousins Valerie and Greg Boey. Yvonne leaves to mourn her mother Alice Picard, brothers Donald (Laurie Gronhovd) Picard of Stoughton; Mike (Arlene) Picard of Forget; sisters Jean (Randy) Coderre of Stoughton; Judy (Kim) Halvorson of Weyburn; four nieces and nephews Kelsey and Dayton Picard, Mason and Azya Halvorson; grandmother Laura Depape of Stoughton; uncle Albert Depape of Stoughton; uncle Maurice Picard of Kelowna, BC; aunts and uncles Deloris (Rene) Boey of Weyburn, Laurette (Albert) Istace of Weyburn, Bertha (Paul) Thievin of Estevan and Faye (Jim) Warthe of Calgary, AB and numerous cousins. Yvonne was only 14 years old when she was diagnosed with a tumor. This tumor was at the base of the brain stem which made it impossible to remove. She had radiation then to try to shrink the tumor and a shunt was put in to drain the fluid off the tumor. The doctors were not too optimistic and only gave her a few years to live. Well, she went on to live another 27 years. During those years Yvonne went through many operations. Just this last year the tumor started growing again. Everything was tried and a trip to Toronto proved that nothing else was to be done. Yvonne had accepted this and was ready for what was to be. She had lived those years to the fullest that she could. Yvonne was a very brave lady and knew that God wanted her to be with him. Yvonne was born on September 17, 1961 in Fillmore. Yvonne grew up on the family farm in the Forget district. She went to school in Forget from Grade 1 to Grade 3 then attended Stoughton school until Grade 9. After Grade 9, Yvonne went on and graduated through vocational school. She lived and worked in Weyburn and Regina for a while. She then moved back to Stoughton and worked at various jobs throughout the years until her sickness no longer would let her work. Yvonne loved to help out in any way she could. While on the farm Yvonne had many pets, which she loved. She liked to help her dad in the yard doing whatever she could. Yvonne also liked to cook, homemade soup was her specialty and chocolate cake. She loved being with family, especially her nieces and nephews. Yvonne was a member of the Stoughton Legion Ladies Auxiliary and the Stoughton Rebekahs. She helped teach the catechism children at Our Lady of LaSalette Church. She always helped at the fowl suppers in Forget and Stoughton. Whenever Yvonne could help anybody, she would. Yvonne also loved to go and work with Angie at Tuffnell's Greenhouse. And for recreation Yvonne loved to play cards and bingo. She really looked forward to family gatherings, which usually involved either cards or games after supper. Yvonne is going to be sadly missed by family and those who really knew her. Prayers were said October 13 at 7:00 and funeral mass was Monday, October 14 at 9:30 a.m. at Our Lady of LaSalette R.C. Church in Forget, with Father J. Tyrtania Celebrant. Interment followed at Forget Cemetery. The active pallbearers were Craig Boey, Clarence Thieven, Mervin Guillemin, Cedric Guillemin, Leslie Guillemin and Brian Tuffnell.
- Garth Leslie "Bun" Poole, late of Weyburn, passed away on Tuesday, February 7, 2006 at the age of 82 years. Garth was predeceased by his parents: Leslie and Bertha Poole; his wife: Lorna Poole; two brothers: Albert and Bazle Poole; three sisters: Thelma (Irvin) Beckstead, Audrey (Walter) Bagnell, and Ilean (Noel) Hebert. He leaves to mourn his children: Donna (Les) Knibbs, Weyburn, Rick (Tanya) Poole, Edmonton, AB, Jerry (Linda) Poole, Weyburn, Randy (Christine) Poole, Regina, Betty (Vernon) McKinnon, Lloydminster, SK and Terry (Audrey) Poole, Regina; 17 grandchildren; 13 great grandchildren; sisters-in-law: Donelda "Nell" Poole, Weyburn, Rose Krueger, Victoria, BC, Karen (Elmer) Vicary, Macoun and Bonnie (Don) Pearson, Surrey, BC; brother-in-law: Glenn Krueger, Shaunavon; as well as several nieces and nephews. Bun was born at Innes, (Sec. 4-8-1-W2nd) to Leslie and Bertha (nee Bushel) Poole. They moved to Huntoon and he started school there. They moved and he attended school at Blackheath, Fraser, Rock Lake and high school at Froude. Following high school, he worked on a threshing crew and railroaded until he and his brother Abe joined the army on July 27, 1942. He served in WWII until 1945, landing back on Canadian soil January, 1946. He received an Honorable Discharge. On October 28, 1948 he married Lorna Krueger and they lived in Froude until they moved to a farm at Huntoon in 1950. They resided there for 20 years. He farmed and worked on the railroad and they raised the family. He always enjoyed working with iron; he did a lot of welding, building and repairing for family, friends and neighbours. He spent lots of time playing ball, curling and snow mobiling. He was an avid hunter (mostly big game) and didn't miss many seasons. Lorna passed away June, 1969. Bun remained on the farm until 1970. He moved the family to Froude where he remained until ill health in 1999. His next home was in Stoughton until August, 2002. He moved into Crocus Plains Villa, Weyburn until his passing. The funeral service for Garth "Bun" Poole was held on Saturday, February 11, at 2:00 p.m. at RD Family Memorial Funeral Chapel, Weyburn, with Rev. John Ferrier officiating. All in attendance were considered honoray pallbearers. The active pallbearers were Donna Knibbs, Rick Poole, Jerry Poole, Randy Poole, Betty McKinnon, and Terry Poole. Interment followed at Green Acres Memorial Gardens, Weyburn.
- George Harrison. On Monday, April 1, 2002, George Harrison Poole, late of Stoughton, passed away at the age of 91 years. Predeceased by his first wife, Irene Poole in 1982; one grandson, Michael Lissey; three brothers, Daniel, Earl and Charles; two sisters, Ella Young and Doris Crumley. George is survived by his wife, Alice Poole of Stoughton; his children, Winona Raiwet (Bob Young) of Innisfail, AB, Robina (Allan) Lissey of St. Albert, AB, Norma (Ron) Evans of Dundurn; his grandchildren: Diana Raiwet (Dave Silversides), Sandra (Les) Holtz, Glenda Raiwet, Lorna (Jeff) Dzuba, Karen (Larry) Johnstone, Kathy (Derek) Agnew, Susan (Dave) Helgason, Doug Lissey, Aaron Evans, Susanne Evans; 21 great grandchildren and one great great grandchild; two sisters: Violet Edward and Frances Dreger; step daughter, Linda Lucier and her family as well as numerous cousins, nieces and nephews. George was born on the family farm near Stoughton on March 14, 1911. He was the third in a family of eight and was raised on the family farm. He attended school at Stoughton. He started out farming with his father and then rented land and farmed on his own. During the 30's he left farming and made his living traveling around the country buying and selling. After the war he was the agent for Saskatchewan Government Telephones in Stoughton. He married his first wife Irene Hobbs on July 3, 1934 in Prince Albert. After Irene's passing in 1982, he then married Alice Jersak on July 30, 1983 in Arcola. After it became automated he and his wife Irene ran the Macleods Store in Oxbow, before returning to Stoughton to retire. He was active in the Masonic and Odd Fellows Lodges holding many offices over the years. He was active in the Legion and was Zone Commander at one time. He educated himself in public speaking and enjoyed the role of story teller. He was an avid curler. Round dancer and card player at different times in his life. He was one of the founding members of the Stoughton Credit Union and was an active supporter of the United Church. After returning to Stoughton to retire he was on the board of the Housing Authority and gave financial support to many community projects. He was overseas in England and Italy (discharge papers say United Kingdom and Central Mediter-ranean area) with the Royal Canadian Corp of Engineers from June 1940 to October 1945. George was a supporter of the United Church. He lived in Stoughton from his birth in 1911 to early 1930's, Prince Albert and Grenfell for short periods in the mid 1930's. He was overseas in the war 1939 to 1945, Stoughton until about 1965, a short time in Regina and Weyburn, Oxbow for about six years, then retired to Stoughton in the early to mid 1970's. A funeral service was held Saturday, April 6 at 2:00 p.m. at the Grace United Church, Stoughton with Rev. Ronald Evans officiating. Interment will be held at a later date. The family wishes to thank the staff at the Fillmore Union Health Centre; Dr. Gibbons for the excellent care which they provided.
- William Herbert Pringle passed away peacefully September 25, 2000 in his 92nd year at Port Hardy, B.C. Fondly remembered and sadly missed by his loving family: wife, Kay (Kathleen Marie Garvin) of 57 years; daughters and sons-in-law, Lorraine and David Hudson, Port Hardy, and Louise and Jim Bower, Burnaby; grandchildren Kristin Bower, Vancouver, Davida Hudson, San Jose CA, and Darin Bower (Lisa Hare Bower), Pitt Meadows BC; three sisters, Katie McCartney, Edmonton, Ruth Krisko, Regina, and Edna Roy, Richmond Hill, ON; one sister-in-law, Margaret Pringle, Chilliwack; two brothers-in-law, Al Roy, Richmond Hill, and Alf Garvin, Red Deer; many nieces and nephews. Predeceased by parents John and Ann Pringle, brothers George, John, Watt, Dave, Bruce, Allan, and Gordon and sisters Mary, Annie, and Grace. Bill was born in Stoughton, Saskatchewan, on October 15, 1908, and resided in Stoughton, Heward, Fillmore, Morse, Craik, Lumsden, Kindersley, Eston, and Davidson, Saskatchewan; Calgary, Alberta; Kamloops and Port Hardy, BC. An ardent sportsman in many areas, he excelled in marksmanship, earning the Dominion Marksmen Expert Shield in 1940, and curling, winning the South Saskatchewan Championship in 1938 and many other events in bonspiels in the prairie provinces and British Columbia. Ray Bradbury writes that a gardener is a true philosopher; another writer says that "philosophy begins in the dirt and reaches for the stars"; Dad thoughtfully and carefully tilled the soil of many a productive garden and has now reached the stars. No service, at Dad's request.
- Georgina Mary Pauline Elizabeth Prive passed away at Estevan Monday, September 23, 2002 at the age of 89 years. Funeral Mass will be held 10:30 a.m. Saturday, September 28, 2002 from Our Lady of LaSallete RC Church, Forget, SK with Father Joachim Tyrtania officiating. Prayers will be said at 7:30 p.m. Friday, September 27, 2002 from the Chapel of the Orsted Funeral Home, Estevan.
- Olive Evelyn (nee Morris) Prive 1917 - 2009. Evelyn passed away in Stoughton, SK on Saturday, October 10, 2009 at the age of 91 years. Evelyn was predeceased by her parents, John and Sarah Morris and her husband Albert. She is survived by the numerous nieces, nephews and extended members of the Prive, Chapdelaine, Breault, Lequyer and Morris families. Funeral Mass was celebrated on Thursday, October 15, 2009 at 10:30 a.m. in Our Lady of La Salette R.C. Church, Forget, by Rev. Peter Nijssen Interment followed in Our Lady of La Salette Parish Cemetery.
- Annie (nee Thompson) Procknow passed away peacefully on August 1, 2006 at the age of 94 . She was predeceased by her husband, Eric Procknow in March, 1996; a son, Ralph, her mother and father, William and Margaret Thompson, eight brothers and four sisters. Annie is lovingly remembered by her children: Shirley (Oli) Carlburg, George (Jean) Procknow, Grant (Marg) Procknow, Garry (Linda) Procknow, Beverly Kindrat, and Mavis (Ed) Kainz; and by 17 grandchildren and 28 great grandchildren and four great great grandchildren; one sister, Lizzy Milfard and numerous nieces and nephews. Jessie Annie Procknow was born and took her schooling at Stoughton. She married Eric Procknow in 1932 and they made their home south of Froude, Sask. Annie's life revolved around her family and working on the farm with her husband of 64 years. She was out-going and made friends easily. She enjoyed her garden, writing, sewing, making quilts and always loved a good game of cards. Funeral service was held Monday, August 7, at 2:00 p.m. from Grace United Church, Stoughton with Rev. Heather Lea officiating. Interment followed in Stoughton Cemetery.
- Jessie Annie. On August 1st, 2006, Jessie Annie Procknow of Weyburn, Sk. passed away at the age of 94 years. Annie is predeceased by her husband, Eric (1996), son, Ralph, mother and father, eight brothers and four sisters. She is lovingly remembered by her children: Shirley (Oli) Carlburg, Geroge (Jean) Procknow, Grant (Marg) Proknow, Garry (Linda) Procknow, Beverly Kindrat, Mavis (Ed) Kainz; seventeen grandchildren, twenty-eight great grandchildren and four great great grandchildren, one sister, Lizzy Milfard and numerous nieces and nephews. Funeral Services will be held Monday, August 7th, 2006 at 2:00 p.m. from Grace United Church, Stoughton, Sask. Interment to follow in Stoughton Cemetery.
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- Andrew Joseph. On Thursday, November 30, 2006, Andrew Joseph Raiwet, late of Stoughton, Sask., passed away in Estevan, Sask. at the age of 79 years. Memorial Service will be held on Tuesday, December 5, 2006 at 2:00 p.m. from Grace United Church, Stoughton, with Rev. Brian Ast officiating. Interment will follow in the Stoughton Town Cemetery.
- Brodie Lee. On Sunday, November 5, 2006, Brodie Lee Raiwet, late of Stoughton, Sask., passed away in Weyburn, Sask. at the age of 22 years. A Memorial Service will be held on Friday, November 10, 2006 at 2:00 p.m. from the Stoughton Central School Gymnasium with Rev. Brian Ast officiating. Interment will follow in the Stoughton Town Cemetery.
- Robert Grant Raiwet, born August 25, 1958, passed away peacefully at home on September 7, 2009, with his beloved wife, Sharon; precious sons, Michael and Evan; family and friends by his side. He was predeceased by his son, Brodie Raiwet; father, Andy Raiwet; sister, Shirley Raiwet; father-in-law, Elmer Lyke; and sisters-in-law, Laura and Doris Lyke. His memory will be forever cherished by his wife, Sharon Raiwet; sons, Michael and Evan Raiwet; mother, Edith Raiwet; siblings, Dale (Lorraine) Raiwet, Linda (Rick) Gordon, Darren (Samantha) Raiwet; mother-in-law, Audrey Lyke; sister-in-law, Sherie (Terry) Scheitel; brothers-in-law, Ron (Sheryl) Lyke, and Doug Lyke; and numerous nieces and nephews. Grant will be remembered with high esteem and affection by his many friends, and by the Stoughton community that he loved and willingly worked for. Grant's positive attitude and his courage will forever be a source of strength and inspiration for his family and friends. The family of Grant wishes to extend their gratitude and heartfelt appreciation to the friends who gave comfort with gifts of flowers, plants, memorial donations, food, cards, and loving tributes. A memorial service for Grant was held on Friday, September 11, 2009 at 4:00 p.m. in the Stoughton Central School Gymnasium, Stoughton, with Deborah Laforet officiating. Interment followed in the Stoughton Town Cemetery
- Vera Beatrice (nee Gowsell), late of Stoughton, (1919-2005), passed peacefully at the Regina General Hospital, CCU, on May 31, 2005 with her daughter at her side. Vera was predeceased by her father, Harold Gowsell, two step-fathers, Fred Ness and Arthur Nice, her loving mother, Beatrice, cherished husband, Harold (1997), sister and brother-in-law, Ann and Roy Raynard, aunts, uncles, cousins and grandparents. She leaves to mourn four daughters: Valerie (Hugh) Goudy of Stoughton, Irene (Terry) Borgstrom of Regina, Evelyn McCrea (Mike Crumley) of Regina Beach, Jayne (Ron) Bell of Summerland, BC; nine grandchildren and nine great grandchildren; sisters and brothers-in-law: Marie and John Raynard, Lloyd and Kay Raynard, Byng and Kay Raynard; cousin, Greta Redman, Australia; and many special nieces, nephews and wonderful friends. Vera began life in Folkstone, Kent, England and traveled with her mother and father to Ontario, Canada at the age of two months. She grew up initially in Ontario, then Winnipeg, MB, later moving to Benson, after WW II, with her new husband. She met and married the love of her life, Harold, in 1944, then lived with her Mom and worked at Eaton's Mail order in Winnipeg while Harold served in the army until war's end. Harold and Vera moved to Benson where Harold joined his brother, Byng to develop their business, Raynard's Service, which would be moved to Stoughton some 12 years later. Vera's family are thankful for the countless friends and community activities that kept Vera busy and happy all of her days. Special thanks to the wonderful nurses in Weyburn General and Regina General hospitals that made Vera's last hours as comfortable as possible. Also many thanks to Dr. K. Fong for her tender care over the past several years. Thanks also for the excellent care from the Stoughton Ambulance attendants and Stoughton Homecare nurses over the years. A Celebration of Vera's life was held June 4, at Grace United Church, Stoughton, with Rev. Brian Ast officiating. Interment followed in Stoughton Cemetery. Pallbearers were: Ryan Goudy, Michael Borgstrom, Jason Thom, Connor Bell, Peter Turon and Andre Harden. All those in attendance were considered to be honorary pallbearers. The family is forever appreciative of the outpouring of love and generosity from family and friends who supported us during these past days and who delighted Mother, during her lifetime, enriching her days with love and laughter.
- Mary Katherine (nee Griemann), late of Regina, SK, passed away on Tuesday, September 16, 2008 at the Wascana Rehab Centre, Regina, SK. Mary was predeceased by her mother and father, Katherine and Michael Griemann; infant brother, Michael; sister-in-law, June Griemann and brothers-in-law, Norbert Spohn and Howard Rederburg. Mary will be lovingly remembered by her husband of 53 years, Alfred Rederburg of Regina, SK; son, Brian (Sharon) Rederburg of Weyburn, SK; daughter, Marjorie (Allan) Snider of Kanata, ON; grandchildren, Jordan Rederburg, Rachel, Eric, Jacqueline and Evan Snider; brothers, Peter (Irene) Griemann, Herman (Muriel) Griemann, Henry Griemann and William (Judy) Griemann; sister, Susie (Bill) Marsh; brother-in-law Cliff (Mary-Lynn) Rederburg; sisters-in-law, Ada (Bernard) Clarkson, Marion Spohn and Florence Rederburg; special friends, Elsie (Jack) Vilcu and Frances (Jack) Gourley, as well as numerous nieces, nephews, relatives and friends. The Funeral Service will be held on Saturday, September 20, 2008 at 2:00 p.m. at the Stoughton United Church, Stoughton, SK with Rev. Deborah Laforet officiating. Interment will take place in Hillcrest Cemetery, Weyburn, SK.
- Bert, late of Stoughton, Sk. passed away December 17, 2001 at the age of 91 years. Predeceased by his parents: Samuel and Lavina Richardson. Bert is survived by his wife, Reta Richardson of Stoughton; daughter, Darlene (Edward) Pachiorka of Stoughton and son, Glen (Shirley) Richardson of Parksville, BC; his grandchildren and great grandchildren: Cheryle (Don) Lapierre and their children: Brent and Victoria; Janine (Gerald) Goertsen and their children: David, Amy and Sophia; Bradley (Tammy) Pachiorka and their children: Dustin and Ashley; Holly (Tim) Fraser and their children: Lindsey, Carly and Moriah; Mark (Heather) Pachiorka and their daughter, Zara; Scott Richardson; Michelle Richardson and her children: Trent and Julia; Kevin Richardson; Curtis (Melanie) Richardson and their daughter, Aurora; two sisters: Lila Fenn of Stoughton and Doreen (Ray) Gilby of Stoughton: one brother, Russell (Edna) Richardson of Yorkton as well as numerous nieces and nephews. Funeral Service will be Thursday, December 20th, 2001 at 2:00 P.M. at Grace United Church, Stoughton, SK. with Pastor Graham Beke officiating. Interment will be at Stoughton Cemetery, Stoughton, SK.
- Elsie Lazetta (nee McIver) Richardson, born September 13, 1909, passed away Friday, June 2, 2006. Predeceased by her husband, Samuel Ellard Richardson; son, Kenneth; daughter-in-law, Joan. She leaves to cherish her memory, son, Ivor; daughter-in-law, Rose Marie; ten grandchildren; seventeen great-grandchildren. Elsie was born in Moose Jaw, SK and attended school in Francis and Kisbey. She married Sam in 1931 and lived in Stoughton until 1948 when they moved to Regina. A Graveside Service will be held on Tuesday, June 20th at 11:00 a.m. in Riverside Memorial Park, 815 Assiniboine Avenue East (please meet inside the gate). The family wishes to thank Bernice and staff of Stewart Manor.
- Frederick Mitchell Richardson, late of Regina and formerly of Stoughton passed away at the age of 83 years on May 7, 2000. He was predeceased by his father Herbert Walker Richardson, his mother Violet (nee Mitchell) Richardson and his brother Earl Richardson. He is survived by his loving wife, Mary (nee Chaloupka), his son Allan Richardson (Theresa), daughters, Carol (Don) Norman, Dianne Richardson and Judy (Darwyn) Peachey; his grandchildren, Craig and Cristy Norman, and Sean and Eric Richardson; his brother, Harry Richardson; by several nieces and nephews, extended family and friends. Fred farmed for several years. He retired in 1975 and moved the family home into Stoughton. He was devoted to his family and active in the community. He was an active member in the Stoughton United Church, he was an associate member of the Stoughton Legion and a member of the Stoughton Drop-In Centre. The funeral was held on Saturday, May 13 in the Stoughton United Church, with Rev. Jann Sampson officiating. Interment followed in the Stoughton Cemetery.
- Harry Emery Richardson, the eldest son of Herbert Walker and Violet May Richardson, was born on October 20, 1915 on the NW 25-7-8-W2. I attended Cavalier School. I started farming in 1936 on the N of 26-7-8 and sold out to my son Donald in 1980. I married Erna Helen Lucht in 1940; we had two sons Emery Donald, Donald Emery and a daughter Valerie Lynn. Though I always considered myself a farmer, I also spent a lot of time in business ventures including the filling station, machine and auto dealership, depot manager for C.C.I.L., and real estate and insurance sales at 300 Main Street, Stoughton. I lived on the farm, kept a few horses, helped with the farming and the construction and operation of the restaurant until the last few years of my life which were spent under the gracious care of the Stoughton New Hope Pioneer Lodge. I took an active part in community affairs. I was a life member of the national Farmers Union, Saskatchewan Wheat Pool, Stoughton Co-op, Stoughton Credit Union, Co-op Implements, C.C.F., N.D.P. I was also a member of the United Church. I had the privilege of working with Tommy Douglas and many other visionary people during the formative years of the C.C.F. party. I was predeceased by my father Herbert Walker, my mother Violet May, my brothers Earl Herbert and Fred Mitchell and my infant son Emery Donald. I am survived by Erna and Don Creighton, Don and Marnie Richardson, Valerie Creighton and Aja and Ira Noyes, Tom, Kim, Lauren, Zane and Delaney Creighton, Michael and Angela Richardson, Kim, Bryce, Jacob, Christopher and Natalie Anderson, Mary Richardson, Ada and Bernard Clarkson and numerous nieces, nephews and cousins. A celebration of my life will take place at the Stoughton United Church on Saturday, January 27, 2001 at 2:00 p.m. officiated by the Rev. Jan Sampson.
- Mabel (nee McLeod). On Monday, October 28, 2002, Mabel Richardson, late of Stoughton, passed away at the Fillmore Health Centre, at the age of 95 years. Predeceased by her parents, William and Elizabeth McLeod; infant sister, Muriel; brothers: Norman and Lloyd; her husband, Wellington Richardson; granddaughter, Nancy Nobert, son-in-law, Vincent Reles and daughter-in-law, Shirley Richardson; and grandson-in-law, Blair Irvine. Mabel is lovingly remembered by her son, Arnold Richardson (Lillian); daughters: Dorothy Clark (Cecil) and Marion Reles (husband John Kucheravy); 10 grandchildren, 15 great grandchildren and five great great grandchildren; sister, Helen Richardson, as well as several nieces and nephews. Gertrude Mabel McLeod was born and raised on her parents' farm north of Estevan. She attended school in Estevan and was active in school sports. At age 14 she was presented with a certificate for her performance at the Collegiate Annual Field Day. On November 30, 1927, Mabel married Wellington Richardson in a double ceremony as Mabel's sister Helen married Wellington's brother, Erwin. Mable and Wellington resided in Stoughton where they raised their three children, Arnold, Dorothy and Marion. They also resided in Regina from 1948 to 1950, returning to Stoughton until 1962 when they moved to London, Ontario for approximately the next four years after which they returned to Stoughton. Wellington trained and raced harness horses and Mabel was his right-hand man. Mabel held a Groom's Licence with the Canadian Trotting Assoc. and was very proud of her status. She was especially proud to be mother of Arnold who played Third on the famous Richardson Curling Team. Mabel was very involved and a supportive member of St. Paul's Anglican Church. She was very committed to her duty as a Church Warden up until last year. Mabel maintained her own home and drove her car until she suffered her first stroke on September 28, 2002. She had recovered sufficiently to celebrate her 95th birthday and was visited by all her children and grandchildren at the Fillmore Health Centre. She took a keen interest in the activities of each and every member of her family and will be sadly missed by all. A memorial service was held Saturday, November 2, 2002 at 11:00 a.m. from Grace United Church, Stoughton with Rev. Tom Collings officiating. Interment followed in Stoughton Cemetery. Honorary pallbeareres were: Jerry Clark, Jim Clark, Rory Clark, Kim Richardson, Vern Fowlie and Ron Leader.
- Reta Mabel Richardson late of Stoughton passed away April 29, 2014 at the age of 94 years. A Visitation will be held on Sunday, May 4, 2014 from 2:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. from Fletcher Funeral Chapels, Weyburn, Sask. A Funeral Service will be held on Monday, May 5, 2014 at 2:00 pm from the Stoughton Apostolic Church. Interment to follow in Stoughton Cemetery.
- Dot (nee Gordon). It is with sadness that the family announce the death of their beloved mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother on Saturday, July 18, 2009. Dot was predeceased by her husband Ben in 1996; her parents James and Ethel Gordon; brothers Arthur, Harold and sister Juanita, stepbrother Bill. She is survived by two children, Bonnie (Roy) Hiebert and James Richter all of Regina, three grandchildren Carmen (Annette) Hiebert, Julie (Greg) Poitras, and Jeremy Richter, three greatgrandchildren Emily and Hailey Hiebert and Jaden Poitras all of Regina; brothers-in-law Carl (Mabel) Richter and Fred (Arlene) Richter; as well as numerous nieces and nephews. Dot was born and raised in the Froude, Sask. district and left her birthplace at an early age to pursue a career in the teaching profession which extended for a period of some 36 years. Upon retirement from teaching she became involved in the Real Estate Association in Regina and served in that industry as a salesperson for 20 years. She made herself available to assist with several volunteer programs and canvassed on behalf of many worthwhile organizations. She enjoyed golfing, bowling, dancing, playing cards, travel and in particular her winters to Phoenix AZ. Cremation will take place and a Memorial Service to Celebrate her Life will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Wednesday, July 22, 2009 at St. Paul's Cathedral, 1861 McIntyre Street, Regina with Dean James D. Merrett officiating. Special thanks to Dr. Dolata and the staff of 3B at the Pasqua Hospital.
- Peter John "Jack". On Tuesday, February 9, 2010, Peter John "Jack" Rollings passed away at New Hope Lodge in Stoughton at the age of 91 years. Jack leaves to mourn his chosen family, Lester and Trudy Gall, Betty (Ray) Gentes, Buster (Linda) Wright and their families. Jack was predeceased by his parents, Andrew and Evelyn Rollings; his sisters, Inez Rollings and Doris Bradley, also Roy Wright and Tom Everingham. Jack is also survived by his sister, Kathryn Bellingham and numerous nieces, nephews and cousins. Jack was born on a farm north of Stoughton on November 16, 1918 to Andrew and Evelyn Rollings. Over the years he worked at many things. He road the rails in the 30's to Ontario to find work, later working in mines in the north as a carpenter. He took up farming and ran a sheep farm north of Stoughton until he retired. He continued to do carpentry work into his 70's. His many Border Collie dogs, especially 'Tom' were all trained as working dogs. Jack was actively involved with the annual 'Dog Trials' held by the Legion in Stoughton until the age of 81 years. He loved horses and enjoyed riding until age 81 also. He was musically inclined, playing his guitars and singing. As a youth he sang on the Yorkton radio station. Jack was also an avid gardener and always grew a huge garden. He considered his 'church' to be the great outdoors and the beauty of nature. He will be sadly missed and fondly remembered by friends and family. By personal choice, there will be no service.
- Glenn M. Rolufs passed away October 30, 2003 in Regina, SK at the age of 75 years. Glenn was predeceased by his parents Earl and Grace Rolufs. Glenn is survived by his children Brent (Debra) Rolufs of Calgary, Brenda (Doug) Lapchuk of Balgonie, Colleen (Wayne) Fulton of Lloydminster, Andrea (Ken) Sinclair and Melissa (Eric) Gurash, both of Regina. Glenn is also survived by six grandchildren and one brother Wayne (Gladys) Rolufs of Stoughton; as well as numerous aunts, uncles, nephews and nieces. A Public Visitation will take place from 7:00 to 9:00 P.M. on Monday, November 3, 2003 in the Chapel of Lee Funeral Home. A Funeral Service will be held on Tuesday, November 4, 2003 at 1:30 P.M. from the Chapel of Lee Funeral Home, 3101 Dewdney Ave., Regina with Mr. Dan Eberle officiating. Interment in Stoughton Cemetery at a later date.
- Wayne Earl Rolufs, late of Stoughton, Sask., passed away in Estevan, Sask. on Sunday, June 3, 2007 at the age of 67 years. Graveside Memorial Service will be held on Friday, June 8, 2007 at 2:00 p.m. from the Stoughton Town Cemetery with Pastor Conrad Knoch officiating.
- Kathy Rose. On Friday, March 18, 2005, Kathy Rose Russell, late of Stoughton, passed away in Regina at the age of 56 years. Memorial Service will be held on Wednesday, March 23, 2005 at 2:00 p.m. from Grace United Church, Stoughton with Rev. Brian Ast officiating. Cremation has taken place with interment to follow at a later date.
- Gerald Bud Ryalls (July 6, 1931 - December 14, 2010). Bud Ryalls, late of Stoughton, Sask. passed away in Estevan, Sask. on Tuesday, December 14, 2010 at the age of 79 years.
- Ina Mae Ryalls passed away in Stoughton, Sask. on Wednesday, October 15, 2003 at the age of 101 years. A Funeral Service will be held at 2:00 p.m., Monday, October 20, 2003 from the Stoughton United Church, Rev. John Ferrier officiating. Interment to follow at Stoughton Cemetery.
- Robert "Bob" Russell Ryalls (November 21, 1934 - August 12, 2010). Bob Ryalls, late of Stoughton, SK, passed away in Estevan, SK on Thursday, August 12, 2010 at the age of 75 years. He was predeceased by his wife Phyllis; partner Glenda Dickie; parents, Russ and Ina Ryalls and granddaughter Kristy Hoffort. He is survived by his daughters, Kim (Clarence) Hoffort and Colleen (Chris) Richards; grandchildren, Jamie (Sheldon) Wolfe, Matt Hoffort, Tasha and Breanne Wolfe; sister-inlaw Evelyn Grant; Glenda's daughter Susan Dickie; brothers, Hap (Rita) Ryalls, Bud Ryalls (Pat Gillespie) and sister Rowena (Ray) Forsyth, as well as numerous nieces, nephews, cousins and many friends. A memorial service for Bob will be held on Monday, August 16, 2010 at 2:00 p.m. in the Stoughton Central School Gymnasium, Stoughton, SK with Heather Balon-Barmann officiating.
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- Helen Marlene (nee Bell). On Tuesday, December 21, 1999, Helen Marlene Sams, late of Weyburn, passed away at the age of 68 years. Predeceased by her parents, James and Elsie Bell; and one brother, Melvin Bell. Marlene is survived by her children: Elsie (Ken) Thompson of Creelman; Vangy Hill of Brandon, MB; Mark Sams; Ruth (Ron) Klatt of Stoughton; Ken (Samantha) Sams of Ontario; grandchildren: Deana, James, B.J., Rachel, Daniel, Michel, Riley and Sheiby; three sisters: Lois (John) Griffin of Heward; Carol Bell of New Denver, BC; and Lynn Bell of BC; one brother, Bill Bell of Radville; one sister-in-law, Elsie Bell of Weyburn; as well as numerous nieces, nephews and cousins. Marlene was born June 10, 1931 at Lampman, to James and Elsie Bell. She was raised in the Benson area and attended Hillure School. Marlene settled in Handsworth and was very involved in ranch life. She loved horses and enjoyed attending gymcanas. Going on trail rides and camping were her favorite activities while living at her home at Rocky Acres. She raised five children and was delighted at the birth of each of her eight grandchildren. Marlene retired and was living in Weyburn at Bison Manor at the time of her passing. A memorial service will be held Thursday, December 30 at 2:00 p.m. from Grace United Church, Stoughton, with Rev. Jann Sampson officiating. Interment to follow at a later date. All those attending are considered to be honorary pallbearers.
- Florence Delvina (nee Desautels) Cheesman Schell. On Saturday, May 23, 2009, Florence Delvina Schell passed away at Hilltop Manor, Weyburn, at the age of 88 years. Predeceased by her mother and father, Horace and Dosia Desautels, her first husband, Edwin Wilson Cheesman; her second husband, Ralph John Schell; four brothers and one sister. Florence will be lovingly remembered by her three daughters and their families, Lorraine (Ken) Stirling of Coronach; Helen (Felix) Novak of Wynyard; and Alice (Jim) Thorn of McLean; six grandchildren and seven great grandchildren; two brothers and three sisters; as well as many nieces and nephews. Florence was born May 8, 1921 in Ponteix, where she was raised. After completing her education she attended Normal School in Regina. She taught in Willowbunch, LaFleche, Wolsely and Forget. On October 21, 1946 Florence married Edwin Cheesman at Ponteix. They lived in Forget from 1946 to 1950 and Regina from 1951-1962. She worked for the Saskatchewan Government from 1957 to 1962. After Edwin's passing, Florence married Ralph Schell on November 17, 1962. They lived in Stoughton, from 1963 to 1998 when she moved to Weyburn. Florence belonged to the CWL and enjoyed doing puzzles, playing cards and gardening. She was a wonderful mother, caring grandmother and a good friend to everyone. Florence had a generous spirit with strong convictions and was kind and considerate to all. Death leaves a heartache no one can heal. Love leaves memories no one can steal. The Funeral Mass was held Thursday, May 28, at 10:30 a.m. from St. Vincent de Paul Roman Catholic Church, Weyburn, with Fr. Gerry Bauche officiating. Interment followed in Forget Cemetery. Honorary Pallbearers were: Chad Novak, Ryan Novak, Alena Sterling, Janaya Teetaert, Shawn Thorn, Cory Thorn, all her grandchildren. The Active Pallbearers were: Jim Thorn, Felix Novak, Ken Sterling, Shawn Thorn, Cory Thorn, and Gary Grainger.
- Darwin Cleo. With great sadness we announce the peaceful passing of Darwin Cleo Schrader on Saturday, September 20, 2003 at Portage la Prairie, MB at the age of 44 years. Predeceased by his brother Kenneth, Darwin leaves behind his two sons Curtis and Braden both of Oakville, MB, the mother of his sons Jennifer Schrader of Oakville, MB, special friend Linda Olfrey of Carman, MB, parents Cleo and Yvonne Schrader of Forget, siblings Keith (Linda) of Regina, Craig (Cathy) of Winnipeg, MB, Marty of Carstairs, AB, Randy (Donna) of Prince Albert, Leslie (Brenda) of Estevan, Liane (Bill) McKenzie of Weyburn, Laurie Mayes of Regina, and Bonnie (Ray) Johner of Balgonie, along with many aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces and nephews. Darwin was born in Filmore on May 18, 1959. He spent his growing up years in Forget and attended high school in Stoughton. Darwin not only loved hockey but was fairly good at playing the sport in his younger years. For over 20 years, he was employed at the Portage Ford/New Holland Dealership as parts manager. Darwin found pleasure in being with his family and they appreciated his great sense of humor. Darwin was a very loving and patient father and his main focus and enjoyment in life were his two sons and time spent with them. Memorial service was held in Portage la Prairie, MB on Tuesday, September 23, at 2:00 pm at St. Mary's la Prairie Anglican Church with The Rev. Norman Collier officiating. A memorial service in Forget will be held at Our Lady of La Salette Church on Friday, September 26 at 11:00 am with celebrant Father Joachim Tyrtania. Interment is to follow at the family plot in the Forget Cemetery.
- Benjamin Carson Selk of Red Deer was called home to the Lord on April 17, 2005. Throughout his life Ben was a devout Christian who lived a life based on his Christian beliefs. Ben was born on February 14, 1924 in Woodley, Saskatchewan. He spent his childhood and youth on the family farm, where his love of the land was planted deep in his heart. In 1947 he married Agnes Miiller and together they farmed and raised their family in the Benson / Woodley district. Ben was active in the community and volunteered for a variety of boards including: St. Luke's Lutheran Church (Woodley), Estevan Trinity Lutheran Church, Lampman Union Hospital Board, The New Hope Board (Stoughton), Benson Culture and Youth, Woodlawn Regional Parks, and the Benson 4-H Beef Club. He also served the Woodley Wheat Pool Committee, was councilor for the Rural Municipality of Benson, sat on the Board of Directors for the Estevan Co-op Association, and was a Claims Mediator for Saskatchewan Government Insurance. In 1975 Ben and Agnes retired to Estevan, Saskatchewan. During these years they enjoyed many winter vacations together. Ben also loved to fish and was an exceptional carpenter. In 1990 Ben and Agnes moved to Red Deer. Ben is survived by Agnes, his loving wife of 57 years, three daughters; Elaine Carter of Saskatoon, Evonne Selk (Neil Munro) of Calgary and Tammy (Brian) Whitehead of Red Deer, five grandchildren; Nadine (Ted Sisk and sons; Devin, Keegan and Aidan) of Regina, Richelle (David) Trudeau of Calgary, Jason Carter of Saskatoon, Jenna Whitehead and Kyle Whitehead. Ben is also survived by one great-grandchild, his namesake, Benjamin Trudeau, one sister, Margaret (Frank) Huggins of Red Deer, sisters-inlaw, Ethel Selk of Estevan, Leona Selk of Estevan, Irene Selk of Saskatoon and Agnes Selk of Ontario, as well as numerous nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his parents, Herman and Hulda and his brothers; John, Arthur, Louis and Albert. A Funeral Service will be held at the Lutheran Church of the Good Shepherd (40 Holmes Street, Red Deer) on Saturday, April 23, 2005 at 1:00 p.m. with Pastor Ronald Mayan officiating.
- Albert Floyd. On Monday, December 24, 2001, Albert Floyd Sellsted, late of Benson, passed away at the age of 76 years. Predeceased by his parents, Tevor and Isabelle Sellsted; two sisters: Laura (Edward) Brauer and Edith Noyes. Albert is survived by one brother-in-law, Bill Noyes of Stoughton; two nieces, Linda (Gerry) Hoye of Kamloops, BC and Lori Brauer (Brian) of Cockram, AB; as well as numerous cousins and friends. Albert Floyd Sellsted was born July 27, 1925 at Lampman. He took his schooling to grade 12, helping on the farm while growing up. During WII Albert was in the army during the occupation of Germany from 1944 to 1945. He took over the family farm when his father passed away, and farmed for himself from 1947 to 2001. Albert lived in Benson all his life. He was a member of the Lampman Legion. He enjoyed farming and woodworking. Albert will be sadly missed by all he knew. Funeral service was held Saturday, December 29 at 2:00 p.m. from Woodley Lutheran Church, Woodley, with Rev. Heather Anderson officiating. Interment followed in Woodley cemetery. All those in attendance were considered to be honorary pallbearers along with members of the Legion. The active pallbearers were: Larry Sellsted, Harry Hill, Alvin Griffin, Lyle Lecelaire, Parry Phillips and Don Raynard.
- James "Jim" Sellsted (April 18, 1931 - March 24, 2011). With sadness in our hearts, James Sellsted passed away on Thursday, March 24, 2011 at the age of 79. He is survived by his loving wife, Eleanor of 52 years; son, Glen and Grandsons, Marshal and Riley and (Della Friesen and her children, Abbey and Mason) all of Regina, SK; son, Brad (Wendy Hoar) and her children, Kyla (Brenden) and Kaitlyn of Regina, SK; daughter, Darcy (Dwayne Frehlick) and Granddaughters, Jenna and Shelby of Estevan, SK; sister, Loraine Moore (Peter) of Victoria, BC as well as numerous nieces, nephews cousins and friends. Jim is predeceased by his parents, Theodore Buster and Olga (nee Hopke) Sellsted; brothers, Victor and Larry and one nephew, David Siefert. Jim was born in Lampman, SK and was raised on the farm 2 miles north of Benson, SK. In 1950, Jim started JM Sellsted Transport and ran his business until he joined the Regina Police Service in 1958. He was a competitive handgun shooter as well as an avid hunter and fisherman and enjoyed his trips to the cabin up north. Some of his hobbies were picture framing, welding and loading bullets. Jim was a lifetime member of the Saskatchewan Wildlife Federation, a long time member of the Saskatchewan Gun Collectors and enjoyed swapping stories with the Old Boys at the German Club. Jim was a people person, he loved to visit and tell stories. Jim and Eleanor enjoyed many years travelling to many parts of the world. Funeral Mass will be held at 1:30 p.m. on Tuesday, March 29, 2011 at Resurrection Parish, 3155 Windsor Park Rd., Regina, SK with Fr. Stephen Bill as Celebrant. Family interment will be held at a later date in Benson Cemetery.
- Larry Glen Sellsted (1947 - 2009), late of Benson, Sask. passed away at St. Joseph's Hospital, Estevan, Sask. on Thursday, May 28, 2009 at the age of 61 years. Larry was predeceased by his parents, Theodore and Olga Sellsted; brother Victor Sellsted and nephew David. He is survived by his constant companion Joan Power of Ladysmith, B.C.; daughter Shirley (Rob) Hildebrand of Estevan and their children, Mariah and Hunter; son Scott (Lyn) Sellsted of Estevan and their children, Adam, Angela and Brenna; brother Jim (Eleanor) Sellsted of Regina, Sask.; sister Lorraine (Peter) Moore of Victoria, B.C., as well as numerous nieces, nephews, great nieces and nephews, step grandchildren and many many friends. A memorial gathering and celebration of Larry's Life will be held on Wednesday, June 3, 2009 at 2:00 p.m. at the Sellsted Family Farm, corner of Highway 47 and the 705 grid, north of Benson.
- Loris Gene (Olmstead). On October 30th, 2008, Loris Gene Shauf completed her time on earth and was ushered into the presence of her Lord and Saviour. Loris was born to Allan and Mary (Bouey) Olmstead on April 17, 1923. She was predeceased by her husband Ivan, her parents Allan and Mary Olmstead, her sister Marjorie Olmstead, her daughter in law Linda Shauf and her grandson Brent Shauf, her in-laws Isaac and Myrtle Shauf, Herb (Isabelle) Shauf, Vernon (Chris) Shauf, Ruby (Murray) Comba, Alma Shauf, Alvie Shauf, Robert Gray, Mable (John) Barber and many other friends and loved ones who have gone on before. She is survived by her children and their families, Dale (Audrey) of Regina, Christopher and Conner; Gerald (Iona) of Estevan, Michelle (Joshua) Bock, Claudia and Monica; Marvin (Colette) of Stoughton, Steven (Christine), Kiera, Kruz; Aaron (Quinn); Brenden (Teresa), Chance, Lakyn, and Ceanna; Jo Ann (Barry) Larsen, of Oungre, Mark, Toni, and Andrea; Brian (Carol) of Regina, Rob and Andy; Murray of Estevan; brother-in-law, Floyd Shauf; sisters-in-law, Alma Gray-Shock (John), Lois Shauf, Mary Shauf and Chris Shauf. She grew up, married Ivan, her husband of 58 years in 1946, raised her family, worked and lived her whole life in Saskatchewan. She worked as Rural Municipal Administrator at Kincaid, Sask. and Benson, Sask. After retirement from the RM of Benson in 1988, Ivan and Loris moved to Estevan where they lived together until Ivan's passing in 2004. In February of this year, Loris moved to Newhope Pioneer Lodge in Stoughton and in April, she moved to Tatagwa View in Weyburn. Loris, sense of humour was one of her most memorable attributes. Try as we might, we can't think of one person who we could say disliked her. Everyone who talks of Loris, speaks of her cheerful, positive disposition. Loris will long be remembered for her kind, caring spirit. Her generosity to many church agencies indicated her love of her Saviour and her concern for others. The combined effect of everything that happens to a person in their life, the influences of their parents, those who had influence in younger years; their middle years, their married years, as they raised their children, as their retired, and finally as the life draws to a close, is what makes the person. Many people have influenced Loris` time here on earth. Loris has influenced many people. We are so thankful for all that has been put into her life by others and all that Loris has given to so many of her friends and relatives. As her family, we express our thankfulness for her influence upon us, for her unconditional love and care through the years; as our Mother, our Grandmother, our Great Grand Mother. To recognize the value of a gift sometimes takes a time of contemplation and reflection. The gift of life is a tremendous thing and today we recognize a great gift given to us, the gift of the life of Loris Gene Shauf. Through that gift we have been truly blessed. We will miss her. Funeral services were held at the Estevan Alliance Church, Estevan on November 7th with Rev. Mark Bergen officiating. Interment took place at Green Aces Memorial Gardens, Weyburn. The family would like to express our thanks to those who have supported us through attendance at the funeral, cards, telephone calls, donations to charities, and gifts of food and baking. We are so grateful for your kindness and your friendship. We would also like to thank the staffs at New Hope Pioneer Lodge and Tatagwa View for the care extended towards Mom in the last several months.
- Gail (nee Napier) August 10, 1936 - March 15, 2010. Gail passed away at the New Hope Pioneer Lodge in Stoughton, Sask. Gail is survived by her husband Ken Shields of Stoughton, Sask.; daughter Cheryl Gauthier of Regina; sons Mike Stephenson of Toronto, ON and Bill Stephenson of Toronto, ON; four grandchildren and eight great grandchildren. She was predeceased by her parents Anne, and William; and brother Gary. A memorial service will be held at the Stoughton Legion, 401 Main Street, Stoughton, SK on Monday, March 29, 2010 at 2:00 p.m.
- John Donaldson Skuce, a dual citizen of Brandon, MB and Stoughton, SK, passed away at Hillcrest Place, Brandon, on Sunday, September 12, 1999. John was born April 16, 1918 at his parent's homestead in Stoughton. He received his education at Walton School. During his lifetime, John farmed with his parents as well as in Northern Saskatchewan. He worked as a long shoreman on the Great Lakes and later served in the air force during the 2nd world war. John also trained as a mechanic and custom combined in the U.S. John operated a garage in Heward and Stoughton. He was employed as Shop Foreman for Augey Bus Co., Stoughton. John was a founding member of the Stoughton Lions Club. He was a member of the Royal Canadian Legion, the Odd Fellows, United Church and was a Mason and 4-H leader. He enjoyed bestowing the skills he knew best on to his grandchildren. John is survived by his loving wife, Hazel (nee Short, Patmore); son James (Doreen) of Weyburn and his children Jarrad (Kristy) and Kyle daughter Mary Lou Foss of Montmartre and children Grant (Joanne) and Travis, and Jana (Tim) and Alayna; son Robert (Joyce) of Moose Jaw and children Teresa, Teena (Craig) and Rob. Also surviving are sisters: Helen Graham, Doris Damant and Lois Donnelly; sisters-in-law Alice, Nora and Bertha and numerous nieces and nephews. John was predeceased by his first wife Lorraine; son-in-law Garry Foss; parents Richard and Janet; brothers Lyle, Bill, Elmer and Allan; sister Bernice; nieces Katherine and Joan; brothers-in-law Alex Graham and Bill Damant. A memorial service was held at Grace United Church, Stoughton, on Friday, September 17 with Rev. Jann Sampson officiating. All in attendance were considered honorary pallbearers. A private interment followed in the Stoughton cemetery.
- Curtis Patrick. It is with great sadness that we announce the sudden passing of our son, grandson, brother and friend, Curtis Patrick Slater, late of Stoughton, on Friday, January 28, 2005 near Fort Nelson, British Columbia at the age of 23 years. Curtis was predeceased by his grandparents, Walter and Olive Slater and Corwin Schrader. He is survived and will be sadly missed by his loving family: parents, Pat and Donna Slater of Stoughton; sister, Amber-Lee Slater of Saskatoon; grandmother Roseina Schrader of Stoughton; special girlfriend Tina Tennant of Red Deer, AB; very special little boy Jayden of Stoughton, as well as numerous aunts, uncles, cousins and friends. Curtis will be sadly missed and lovingly remembered by all who knew him. Funeral service was held Saturday, February 5, at 2:00 p.m. from the Stoughton Central School Gymnasium, with Pastors Robert Fenn and Graham Beke officiating. Interment followed in the Stoughton Town Cemetery. Casket bearers were Shane McIntosh, Rob Skuce, Kiley Craig, Troy Craig, Travis Singleton, Brody Singleton, Layne Craig, Riley Singleton, Mitchell Singleton and Tyson Slater. Ushers were Ryan Ksenych and Derik Debusschere. Honourary bearers were all of Curtis' special friends whom he held close to his heart.
- Edwin Bartlett. On Sunday, June 26, 2005, Edwin Bartlett Slater, late of Stoughton, passed away at the Regina General Hospital at the age of 54 years. Predeceased by his parents, Walter and Olive Slater, his grandparents, special nephew, Curtis Slater, his mother-in-law, Elsie Szilagyi, and favorite uncle, Fred Nicol. Ed will be lovingly remembered by his wife of 32 years, Zandra of Stoughton, daughter, Alysson, son, Tyson and grandson, Jayden; sister, Betty Lou (Don) McIntosh, brother, Patrick (Donna) Slater, father-in-law, Alex Szilagyi, brother-in-law, Randy (Sharon) Szilagyi, special cousins: Colleen Slater-Smith, Elaine (Bob) Snell, aunt, Marian Slater, and numerous nieces, nephews and cousins. Edwin Bartlett Slater was born at the Regina General Hospital on February 13, 1951. He was raised in Stoughton and attended school in Stoughton. Edwin was involved with his father, raising horses and cattle until the time of his father's passing in 1968. He grain farmed from a young age and spent many hours on the farm with his best life long friend, Duaine Brown. He enjoyed spending holidays with cousins, Elaine Snell and Colleen Slater-Smith at "Nicols" and the cottage at White Bear Lake. He lived in Stoughton for 25 years until he bought and moved to Uncle Fred Nicols' farm in 1976. He met Zandra Szilagyi in high school. They married on July 29, 1972 at the Kipling Lutheran Church. They were blessed with two children, a daughter, Alysson and son, Tyson. They moved to the original grandfather Slater's homestead in 1995 where he lived until his passing. Edwin farmed all his life, and worked in the oil patch part time for over 30 years. He traveled over most of Canada (from the west coast to Quebec) as well as the U.S. long haul trucking, and worked as a general laborer. Edwin was a volunteer with the Stoughton-Tecumseh & District fire department for over 20 years, and on December 3, 1998 he received the Fire Services Exemplary Service medal. He was a member of the Stoughton branch of the Royal Canadian Legion and belonged to the Moose Creek Shooters Gun Club for a number of years. In 2001, along with his son, Tyson, he received the Century Family Farm Award. Edwin and Tyson make the 3rd and 4th generation to farm the original homestead. Edwin loved to read, listen to country music, working around the farm with his animals, and enjoyed spending time with family and friends. Your passing was much too sudden and we never had the chance to say good-bye. Your memory and spirit will never leave us. You will always be in our thoughts and our hearts. Know that you were loved. You will be missed by all, you were loved by many and will be forgotten by few. Funeral service was held Friday, July 1, at 3:00 p.m. from Grace United Church, Stoughton, with Rev. Brian Ast Officiating. Interment followed in Stoughton Cemetery. Honorary Pallbearers were members of the Stoughton-Tecumseh Volunteer Fire Department as well as friends and acquaintances in attendance. The Active Pallbearers were: Duaine Brown, Allan Hugo, Robert (Bob) Ryalls, Carman Gould, Gary Procknow and Harold (Buck) Dunn.
- Hilda Grace (nee Irvin). On Sunday, February 2, 2003, Hilda Grace Slimmon, late of Stoughton, passed away in St. Joseph's Long Term Care, Estevan, at the age of 90 years. Grace was born at Stoughton at the Irvin Homestead on August 24, 1912. Grace was predeceased by her parents; Nelson and Clara Irvin, her husband Jim Slimmon (1996), brothers: Gordon and Calvin, sister Mabel Jorstad (2002), sisters-in-law, Agnes Irvin, Margaret Eckert, Margaret Slimmon, Jean Slimmon, Hattie Slimmon and Olive Slimmon, brothers-in-law: Johnnie, Eugene, Bruce, and Lyle Slimmon. Grace is survived by sons: Dale (Shoron) of Stoughton, Earl (Bonnie) of Heward, grandchildren: Kevin (Pam) Slimmon, Kellee and Tyler, Karen (Bill) Vollbrecht, Derek and Wyatt, Lisa (Bryan) Gould, Spencer and Hannah, Scott Stankov-Kurtis and Kaitlin, sister-in-law: Laura Slimmon and many nieces and nephews. A memorial service will be held at a later date.
- Sharon (nee Osborne) Slimmon, late of Stoughton passed away November 8, 2012, at the age of 66 years. Sharon was predeceased by her parents, Leah and Wilfred Osborne; her brother, Calvin Osborne; nephews: Gregory Osborne and Danny Osborne, great niece, Amanda Osborne; brothers-in-law: Dale Hughes and Wes Veer. Sharon is survived by her husband, Dale Slimmon, Stoughton; her children: Kevin (Pam) Slimmon, Stoughton, and their children: Jill Young [Austin and Justin], Kellee and Tyler; Karen (Bill) Vollbrecht, Weyburn, and their children: Derek and Wyatt; siblings: Gordon (Ada) Osborne, Lampman, Phyllis (Alvin) Dehneke, Weyburn, Ted (Eva) Osborne, Mississauga, ON, Gwen Veer, Stoughton, sister-in-law, Lorraine Wyatt, Estevan, as well as numerous nieces and nephews. Sharon was born on January 24, 1946 in a log cabin NE of Kelvington. She was the youngest of six children, three girls and three boys. Sharon married Dale Slimmon on July 13, 1964 in Cordalaine, Idaho. Many happy times were enjoyed camping, fishing and traveling with Dale, her children and later with her grandchildren. She loved to tell everyone about the grandchildren in a visit and show all her pictures of them. Sharon enjoyed curling with her friends; they attended many bonspiels and had loads of fun. She played baseball and later helped coach her daughters teams, many miles were driven to hockey games for her son. Sharon was an active member of the Rebekahs which she enjoyed very much. She was a member of the United Church and a volunteer in the communities of Stoughton, Heward and Creelman for many different functions. Sharon loved to have her garden filled with flowers and all different lights. Winters were spent traveling south which was always looked forward to once the cold weather was getting close each winter. Family holidays were always looked forward to, filling the house with food and cheer. Sharon has touched many lives, family and friends alike and will be sadly missed. Her memory will be cherished but not forgotten. A Service of Remembrance for Sharon was held on Tuesday, November 13 at 2:00 p.m. from Grace United Church, Stoughton with Elizabeth Goodson, officiating. Interment to follow at a later date.
- Gertrude Ada (nee Curtis) Smith went home to be with her precious Lord and Saviour with family by her side, who cared for her at home in Lampman, SK during her illness, Friday, November 28, 2003 at 1:30 a.m. Born in Regina, SK, January 13, 1919 to William and Ada Curtis, she leaves behind to miss her dearly, sons and daughters, Lily (Gord) Kirby, Red Deer, AB; Dora Bailas, Edmonton, AB; Dennis (Susan) Smith, Stoughton; Irene (Norbert) Schwindt, Edmonton, AB; Isabelle (Doug) Mahaffey, Stony Plain, AB; Evelyn Thiele, Lumsden, SK; Stan (Jean) Smith, Yorkton, SK; Doreen (Mike) Elek, White City, SK; Shirley (Frank) Redekopp, Regina, SK; Irvin (Kathy) Smith, Yorkton, SK; Ivey (Marvin) Duke, Lampman, SK; Arlene Treit, Stony Plain, AB; 42 grandchildren; 42 great-grandchildren; sisters, Roseina (Corwin) Schrader, Stoughton; Irene (Harold) Schrader, Three Hills, AB; Eva (Wayne) Schrader, Midale; brother, Bill Curtis, Weyburn; also numerous nieces, nephews and many friends. She was predeceased by her loving husband, Hugh Smith; son, Glen Smith; brothers, Melville Curtis and Dennis Curtis; Dad, William Curtis and Mother, Ada Curtis. Our thanks to staff at Estevan St. Joseph's Hospital, Lampman Hospital, Judy Fornwald for her tender loving care, Full Gospel Assembly and many friends for prayer and support and all the wonderful food they provided. Funeral Service will be held 1:30 p.m. Tuesday, December 2, 2003 from Faith Lutheran Church, 3rd Ave East Lampman, SK with Pastor Walter Engel officiating. Interment will follow in the Stoughton Cemetery, Stoughton, SK.
- Anna (nee Pioch). On Saturday, September 4, 1999, Anna Stach, late of Yellow Grass, and formerly of Weyburn, passed away at Beautiful Plains Villa, Yellow Grass, at the age of 90 years. Predeceased by her parents, Heinrich and Alvina Pioch; her husband, Berthold Stach; two sisters and one brother; and one grandson, Mark Stach. Anna is survived by her children: Betty (Dale) Knibbs of Griffin; Ursula (Hank) Hennig of Bradwell, SK; Siegmund (Giesela) Stach of Abbotsford, BC and Kurt (Arlene) Stach of Regina; 11 grandchildren and 17 great grandchildren. Anna was born on September 17, 1908 in Polnow, Germany to Heinrich and Alvina Pioch. Hers was a small town childhood in a farming community with a loving, church going family of faith. She met Berthold Stach at a dance and they were married in March, 1932, making their home first in Kritin and then in Metzlaff. The happy couple loved to sing together with the town gathered at their front door to listen. World War II shattered their lives, scattering their family to concentration camps and refugee camps until they at last were reunited in Duisberg, Germany. After rebuilding a comfortable life there, they decided to emigrate to Canada in 1951, arriving in Estevan and settling in Viewfield on a cold January day. Together they worked hard on various farms in the community, raising their family of four children, gardening, canning and saving and cherishing the simple joys of life: kleetel with fresh milk, girken, french toast, pillows and quilts stuffed with their own goose down, home knitted mittens and stockings and good relationships with friends, family and God. They celebrated their 45th Anniversary surrounded by family and friends, and reached their 49th before Berthold's death in 1981. Whenever you went to visit, Anna's house was always clean and she was always wearing her apron. She couldn't throw anything away, if it could still be mended, she would mend it, sometimes even patching the patches. Her dedication to their children sometimes kept her going all night knitting and sewing for school the next day. She loved bows, and they were everywhere in her house. At her 90th birthday party, she beamed to have her picture taken with her other nonagenarian friends, over 270 years of life experience in three chairs. At family gatherings, she didn't want to miss anything if she could help it, staying up until everyone else went to bed. Failing health forced her to give up her apartment for constant nursing care in the Beautiful Plains Villa Nursing Home where she passed away peacefully. Anna taught much about determination, persistence and faith. Hers was a strong will, not at all negative, the only failure that was possible was one willed by God. If something needed doing, persistence would see it done. Faith in God and trust in His promises sustained her throughout her life. She will be greatly missed. Funeral service was held Wednesday, September 8 at 2:00 p.m. from Zion Lutheran Church, Weyburn, with Pastor Ron Bestvater officiating. Interment followed in Stoughton Cemetery, Stoughton. All those in attendance were considered to be honorary pallbearers. The active pallbearers were: Curtis Stach, Jesse Campbell, Darwin Knibbs, Jeremy Knibbs, David Hennig, Garry Hennig and Michael Stach. Arrangements were entrusted to Fletcher Funeral Chapels Ltd., Weyburn.
- Erich Rheinhold Avold Stach was born on February 24, 1921 at Belfanz, Germany, the eldest child of Adolf and Matilda (nee Unger). Sister Frieda was born two years later, before the family left for Canada. They emigrated from Hamburg on June 20, 1929, arriving at Quebec on July 9, and then taking the train across the country to Benson. Eric started school all over again, this time in English, attending the Menard, Holmes Lake, and Ossa schools as the family moved from one farm job to another. He was taken out of school at the age of 12 years to do farm and threshing work. In 1942, Dad bought the SE 25-6-9 quarter, and began the expansion of his own farm. Erich helped break the land, but after a few years had a nervous breakdown and was hospitalized. He struggled against this condition for the rest of his life. When he was well enough, Erich returned to help his father on the farm, who had lived alone since Mother's breakdown in 1937. He kept the farm going until Dad retired in 1963 and moved into Stoughton. When Leonard took over the farm, Erich lived on the farm for a few years, until moving into Dad's house to attend to him during his cancer. He lived in Stoughton until moving into Weyburn in 1995 in order to be closer to Leonard and Marlene. Erich loved old time music. He always had polka music going on, and stayed up late on Saturday nights listening to the polka broadcasts on the radio. There had been a few courtships and some girls he took to the dances, and maybe listening brought back pleasant memories. He owned a violin and guitar as well. He always kept an open door for his friends and family and appreciated any kindness they showed to him. Baptized and confirmed in the Woodley Lutheran Church, Erich believed in God and kept his Bible, hymn book and catechism close at hand. He appreciated the visits of friends who would pray and share their faith with him, for he struggled all his life with alcoholism. Recently the pain was getting so bad that he had to go to the hospital in Weyburn. He was told that only 10% of lung capacity was left to him, and went back home on a nebulizer. Only a few days later, on Friday, July 14, 2001, in his 81st year, Erich died of an abdominal aneurysm. Erich was predeceased by an infant sister, Gretel, in Germany; his father in 1964 and his mother in 1978; brother-in-law Robert McKnight, and uncles Berthold (Anna) Stach, Otto (Tillie), Harry (Helen), and several cousins, nieces and nephews. He is survived by his brother, Leonard (Marlene) and their family: Teresa, Shelley, Joanne and Cindy. His sister Frieda and her family: Wayne, Beverly and Brian, as well as numerous relatives in Canada and Germany. A funeral service was held Monday, July 16 from the chapel of Assurance Funeral Services, Weyburn, with Pastor Ron Bestvater officiating. Interment was held in the Woodley Cemetery.
- Victor Norman Stapleton (August 5, 1920 - May 1, 2010). In the wee hours of the morning, May 1, 2010, Victor Stapleton of Estevan, SK passed away the same way as he lived, quietly and peacefully. Fondly remembered by his daughter Vicki (Bill) Penrod of Strathmore, AB; grandchildren Shylo (Krista) Penrod, Stacy-Ann Bramble, and Lee (Francine) Penrod; and his 9 treasured greatgrandchildren. He will also be missed by his sisters Laura Weise of Stoughton; and Elinor (Nellie) Rasmussen of Regina, numerous nieces and nephews and other extended family. He was predeceased by the love of his life, Annie in 1975; his parents Norman and Margaret Stapleton; sisters Florence and Lillian; brother Arthur (Bud) and an infant son. Vic took great pleasure in the simple things in life a great game of cribbage or canasta with friends, or a peaceful day on the lake whether the fish were biting or not. He was a loyal friend and his greatest joy was time spent with family or friends. He was willing to help anyone in need, be it with a word or two of wisdom, or sharing of resources as the situation warranted. Independent almost to the end, Vic lived a long and fruitful life on earth, but in the words of a great-granddaughter Jesus came down and made a bed in his arms and took Grandpa gently to heaven. Visitation for family and friends will be held on Monday, May 3, 2010 from 1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. in the chapel of Hall Funeral Services, Estevan. A celebration of Vic's life will be held on Tuesday, May 4, 2010 at 11:00 a.m. in Trinity Lutheran Church, Estevan with lunch immediately after. Interment will follow in Woodley Cromar Cemetery, Woodley, SK. The family wishes to extend sincere thanks to Garnet and Margaret Wilhelm and family, Barry, Anita and Norma Kuntz and all the wonderful staff of Estevan Home Care, Provincial Home Oxygen, and St. Joseph's Special Care Home, for helping to ensure his time with us was as good as it could be. You truly are angels here on earth!
- Kenneth Fredrick Stocker, late of Stoughton, Sask., passed away in Estevan, Sask. on Thursday, January 25, 2007 at the age of 72 years. Funeral Service will be held on Tuesday, January 30, 2007 at 2:00 p.m. from Grace United Church, Stoughton, with Rev. Brian Ast officiating. Interment will follow in the Stoughton Town Cemetery.
- Johan Asbjorn Svorkdal (August 2, 1932 - December 27, 2006). Surrounded by family, Johan slipped quietly away in the early hours December 27 at St. Joseph's Hospital in Estevan. Johan, 74, is sadly missed and fondly remembered by his loving wife Evelyn, son Brad, his wife Neena Gupta and daughter Kirsten, son Nelson, his wife Jennifer Scarth, children Josef, Annika, Bjorn and Jakob, sisters Sylvia Kemp and Karen Rundberg and their families. Evelyn's siblings, Carl Jensen (deceased), Thelma Anderson (deceased), Vivian Weber, Lyla Carlsen, Lawrence Jensen, Mae Nielsen, Lloyd Jensen and their families, were a big part of Johan's life, and also miss him deeply. Johan was predeceased by his father Josef and mother Signe. Johan's steadfast commitment to family and community touched everyone. People from all walks of life looked to Johan's open door for a trusted confidante and generous benefactor, as well as a place at his table. All were welcomed. Professionally, Johan was the pharmacist in Stoughton for 37 years, where his customer service and attention to detail were legendary and echoed in everything he did. Johan was also a talented journeyman carpenter and craftsman, as evidenced by his exquisite functional reproductions of vintage furniture, farm machinery and horse drawn wagons. Many facilities and institutions in rural communities exist only through volunteer drive and the initiative of community leaders. Johan was instrumental in establishing and maintaining the White Lake Golf Course and the Stoughton Public Swimming Pool, the Stoughton Community Rink and the founding board of the local Credit Union. He was a tireless supporter of Zion Lutheran Church, local hockey and baseball organizations, the Stoughton public school board and the Stoughton and District Museum. Johan and Evelyn retired to the family farm in Estevan and rapidly immersed themselves in all aspects of church and community life. Their annual threshing bee was Johan and Evelyn's signature event that showcased their teamwork, and paid homage to the spirit and tradition of collective prairie harvest on the farm. A proud Canadian, Johan's Norwegian heritage was never far from the surface and formed the basis of many spirited national debates. A celebration of Johan's life was held at 5:00 p.m. Saturday December 30 at Trinity Lutheran Church, 738 2nd Street, Estevan.
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- Barbara. On Wednesday, July 13, 2005, Barbara Terney, late of Stoughton, passed away at the New Hope Pioneer Lodge in Stoughton, at the age of 88years. Predeceased by her parents, Joseph and Mary Terney, five brothers: Joe, John, Steve, Frank and Louis Terney, one sister, Alice Gall, sisters-in-law, Emma and Ada, brothers-in-law, Joe Gall and Olie Nelson. Barbara will be lovingly remembered by her son, Borden (Betty) Terney of Stoughton, and their children, Holly (Rob) Pritchett, Michael Terney and Michelle (Steve) Sorensen, four great grandchildren: Jessica, Meghan, Erik and Emily; one sister, Mary Nelson of Stoughton, and numerous nieces and nephews. Barbara Terney was born December 28, 1916 in the Buffalo Plains School District, south of Kipling. In the 1930's she moved with her family to the Gap View District. In 1984 she and her brother, Frank, moved into the town of Stoughton, where in 1994 she moved into Sunset Manor and then in 2000 she moved into the New Hope Pioneer Lodge in Stoughton. She attended church at school while living at Buffalo Plains and Gap View. Barbara was always close to her family, they moved and lived close all their lives. As a single mother of her son, Borden, she raised him to become as hard a worker as she was, when she should have been proud of herself too for all her accomplishments during such difficult times. Barbara played softball at school with siblings and friends weekly. She played the guitar starting in her teen years, with an all girls band. During her Gap View times she enjoyed crocheting a lot and knitting. She did some wheat weaving, liked to curl, and enjoyed going to dances in her younger days. Spending time with her grandchildren and great grandchildren along with her whole family was very special to her. Barbara was a very hard working lady who never expected or asked for anything, and never complained. She thought the world of her son, Borden, was very proud of her grandchildren and her great grandchildren were very special to her. She will be missed by all she knew and loved. A Memorial Service was held Saturday, July 16 at 2:00 p.m. from Grace United Church, Stoughton, with Rev. Hank Nickel officiating and her grandson, Michael giving the eulogy . Interment followed in Gap View Cemetery. All those in attendance were considered to be honorary pallbearers.
- Marie. On Monday, April 14th, 2003, Marie Thievin, late of Forget, SK passed away at Lampman, Saskatchewan, at the age of 92 years. Prayer Service will be held Monday, April 21st, 2003, 7:30 p.m. at Our Lady of La Salette R.C. Church, Forget, SK. Funeral Mass will be held on Tuesday, April 22nd, 2003, 11:00 a.m. from Our Lady Of La Salette R.C. Church, Forget, SK with Rev. Fr. J. Tyrtania the celebrant. Interment will follow at the R.C. Parish Cemetery, Forget, SK.
- Edna Gladys (nee Foley) December 6, 1922 - May 22, 2010. Edna Thring of Stoughton, SK passed away in Lampman, SK on Saturday, May 22, 2010 at the age of 87 years. Edna was predeceased by her parents, William and Annie Foley; son-in-law Stan Dunham; brothers, Ed, William, Cliff, Melvin and Gordon; sisters, Edith, Grace and Mary. She is survived by her loving husband of 68 years, Ivan; children, Larry (Gloria) and their children, Chris (Brandy) and Brent, Kathleen (Emil) Schatz and their children, Ken (Leanne) and Wanda (friend Jeff), Sharon Dunham and her children, Jeff, Jason (Jennifer) and Karen (Trent) Duval, Jim and his children, Andria and Aaron, Mavis (Cliff) James and their children, Michael (LaurieAnn), Kevin (Bonnie), Steven (Jo) and Theresa (Scott) Pearson, and Ron (friend Barb); sisters, Laura Foley and Myrtle (Ed) Allan; 23 great grandchildren and 1 greatgreat grandchild, as well as numerous nieces and nephews. Edna was born and raised eight miles south of Stoughton and received her education at Hillier School. In 1941 she married Ivan Thring to become a farm wife and mother of six children. In her later years, she worked at Newhope Pioneer Lodge in Stoughton. Edna and Ivan retired to Stoughton in 1981. A graveside service in Edna's honour will be held on Saturday, May 29, 2010 at 2:00 p.m. at the Stoughton Town Cemetery, with Pastor Robert Fenn officiating. Following the service, you are invited to join Edna's family for a time of fellowship and refreshments at the Royal Canadian Legion Hall in Stoughton.
- Ivan Thring was born on October 14, 1916 at Benson, SK and passed away at the Lampman Community Health Centre on Monday, September 13, 2010 at the age of 93 years. Ivan was predeceased by his parents, Wesley and Theresa Thring; wife Edna Thring; brother Ted (Ruby) Thring; sister Mary (Gabriel) Zimmerman; son-in-law Stan Dunham and nephews, Michael and Greg Zimmerman. He is survived by his loving family: children, Larry (Gloria) and their children, Chris (Brandy) and Brent; Kathleen (Emil) Schatz and their children, Ken (Leanne) and Wanda (friend Jeff); Sharon Dunham and her children, Jeff, Jason (Jennifer) and Karen (Trent) Duval; Jim and his children, Andria and Aaron; Mavis (Cliff) James and their children, Michael (LaurieAnn), Kevin (Bonnie), Steven (Jo) and Theresa (Scott) Pearson, and Ron; 23 great grandchildren and one great great grandchild as well as numerous nieces and nephews. Ivan was educated at Walton School and helped on the home farm. During the depression and drought he worked around the Oak Lake area. Ivan married Edna Foley in 1941. They rented land near Viewfield and later moved to the Walton School District where they farmed and raised their children. Ivan and Edna retired to Stoughton in 1981. Ivan enjoyed sports, was an avid reader of westerns and enjoyed a good western movie. In retirement, Dad and Mom both enjoyed bowling. A public graveside service in Ivan's honour will be held on Saturday, September 18, 2010 at 11:00 a.m. at the Stoughton Town Cemetery with Pastor Robert Fenn officiating. A luncheon will follow at the Royal Canadian Legion Hall, Stoughon.
- Henry. On Tuesday, October 19, 1999, Henry Tramer, late of Weyburn, passed away at the Weyburn General Hospital, at the age of 89 years. Predeceased by his father and mother, Phillip and Charlotte Tramer, two brothers and two sisters. Henry is survived by many nieces and nephews, as well as great nieces and nephews. A memorial service was held Friday, October 22 at 11:00 a.m. from Fletcher Funeral Chapel, Weyburn, with Pastor Ron Bestvater officiating. Interment followed in Stoughton Cemetery, Stoughton. His friends from the Royal Hotel acted as an honor guard. All those in attendance were considered to be honorary pallbearers.
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- Emile, of Regina, Sask., previously of Benson, Sask., passed away peacefully after a long battle with cancer on Monday, November 20th, 2000 at the age of 77 years. Emile was born in Lampman, Sask. on Noveber 25, 1922. Predeceased by his son Gregory, parents Remy and Maria Vandermeulen, sister Alice De Bruyne, brothers Hector and Alphonse Vandermeulen and his father-in-law Camile Hoste, Emile is survived by his beloved wife Irene, married 53 years and his loving children, Gerald (Sandi), Ann (Ron), Debbie, Bonnie (Carl), David, Linda (John), Sharon (Omar), Neil (Gail), Ronnie (Teresa) and Brenda (Lawrence), 23 grandchildren, 2 great grandchildren, 2 sisters Laura DePape and Marie Thievan, and mother-in-law Anna Hoste. Funeral Mass will be held on Thursday, November 23, 2000 at 11:00 A.M. in Sacred Heart R.C. Church, Benson, Sask., with Rev. Keith Heiberg, Celebrant. Interment to follow in the Benson Catholic Cemetery. Prayers will be held on Wednesday, November 22, 2000 at 7:30 P.M. in the Helmsing Funeral Chapel, 2210 College Ave., Regina, Sask., led by Fr. Gerry Bauche.
- Wesley Murray Veer, late of Stoughton, passed away Monday August 17, 2009 at the age of 79 years old. Wes was predeceased by his parents, Jake and Jessie Veer and brother Edwin Veer. Wes is survived by his wife Gwen, children, Farley (Sandy) Veer, Jaret, Leanne Veer, Valerie Veer, Zachery, step-children, Laurie (Bill) Shiels, Daniel, Leah (Rick), Trever (Diane) Hughes, Megan, Micheal (Cory) Hughes, Channelle, Jaiden, Taylor, Holly (John) Wilton, Jessica (Chris), Max, Kyle, brother Clifford (Sharon) Veer, sisters, Leona (Mac) Paton, Grace Cook, Dorothy Metz, sister-in-law Gwen Veer, several nieces and nephews. Funeral Service was held Monday, August 24, 2009 at 2:00 p.m. in the Grace United Church, Stoughton with Debora Laforet officiating. Honorary Pallbearers were Ernie and Betty Downing, Herb and Helene Gordon, Bert and Florence Manning, Clary and Lorraine Cameron, Al and Alvira Friesen, Gary Kater, Wally Kater, Gilbert and Helen Wallewein, Glennys Tschetter, Glenda Smith, Gus and Vi Eiteneier.
- Leon Andrew. On Tuesday, March 6, 2001, Leon Andrew Verbeem, late of Forget, passed away at the Weyburn General Hospital at the age of 69 years. Predeceased by his parents, Jacob and Zulma Verbeem; one granddaughter, Laura Lee Verbeem; two nephews: Owen and Allan Verbeem; and one niece, Shelly Verbeem. Leon is survived by his children: Adelina (William) Brown of Carlyle; Harvey (Elizabeth) Verbeem of Edmonton; Barbara (George) Simpson of Weyburn; Terry (Lori) Verbeem of Weyburn; and Seraphina (Michael) Bocian of Weyburn; grandchildren: Christan, Ren, Kelli, Michelle, Jordan and Ryan; brothers: Andrew (Rita) Verbeem of Forget; Maurice (Frances) Verbeem of Forget; George (Goldie) Verbeem of Weyburn; and Joe (Marie) Verbeem of Lampman; as well as many nieces and nephews. Leon was born in Lampman on March 24, 1931. His family was living in the Bryant district at the time and he received his schooling at the Forget public school. In 1958 he purchased land in the Forget area, where he lived and farmed until his stroke in 1995. In 1961 Leon married Bernadette Humphries of Benson, they had five children together. For most of his adult life, Leon was an active member of the Knights of Columbus organization, he also attended church every week at the Our Lady of LaSalette Church in Forget. Leon's favourite activities were working on his farm, spending time with his children and grandchildren and enjoying a cup of coffee with his Western Producer paper. He could often be seen at his favourite restaurant, Don's Place, enjoying a cup of coffee with one of his many friends. Leon's last five years were spent at the Stoughton Newhope Lodge. He enjoyed many activities there and received excellent care from the staff who considered him to be one of their family. All who knew Leon will always remember him for his easy going nature, his unconditional love, and above all, his unwavering sense of humour. Even during his last few weeks, when he was in extreme pain, Leon was never without a joke or a smile for anyone he saw. Prayers were said Friday, March 9 at 7:30 p.m. from Our Lady of LaSalette Church, Forget. The funeral mass was held Saturday, March 10 at 11:00 a.m. from Our Lady of LaSalette Roman Catholic Church, with Father Keith Heiberg Celebrant. Interment followed in Forget Cemetery. All those in attendance were considered to be honorary pallbearers. The active pallbearers were: Rick Gheyssen, Greg Gheyssen, Gary Gheyssen, Walter Nimegeers and George Monteyne and Larry Andries.
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- Olga Elsie (nee Weise), late of Weyburn, SK passed away on Friday, June 22, 2007 at the age of 78 years. Olga was predeceased by her parents, Edward and Emilia Weise; her brothers: Rudolph (Bertha), Gus, Alex (Norrie), Fred, Ben(Louise) and Joe in infancy; sisters: Tillie, Edith, Annie and Marg (Jack); grandson, Dawson Walbaum and a son-inlaw, David McFarlane. She leaves to mourn her husband, Louis Walbaum, Stoughton; her children: Laurie (Lorraine) Walbaum, Weyburn, Diana McFarlane, Saskatoon, Randy Walbaum (Cindy Campbell), Stoughton and Darrin (Rhonda) Walbaum, Weyburn; seven grandchildren: Derrick (Risa) Walbaum, Crystal (Chaunce) Buniak, Brett Walbaum (Kyla Leptich), Anthony Campbell, Michelle Walbaum, Garett Walbaum and Cory Walbaum; three great-grandchildren: Blayke and Cooper Walbaum and Cooper Buniak; brother-inlaw, Gerrit Vandorp, Drayton Valley, AB; sister-in-law, Laura Weise, Stoughton as well as numerous nieces and nephews. Olga Elsie Weise was born September 27, 1928 at Benson, Saskatchewan. She was the 10th of 11 children born to Edward and Annie. Her parents immigrated from Volhynia, Russia in 1913, and settled in Winnipeg. They moved to Saskatchewan in 1914 and lived in the Benson district. Olga attended Ossa school. After completing grade 10 she moved to Regina for a brief time, then returned to Stoughton and worked at Harry Lee's cafe. She married Louis Walbaum in April 1952. They began their married life first renting and living on the Joe Burns farm, then the Mooney place. In 1954 they purchased their first farm south west of Forget and finally settled on the Walbaum family farm, north of Stoughton, in 1963, where Louis still resides today. They worked hard farming and raising their family. She enjoyed gardening with a large vegetable plot and lots of flowers. The first 3 years on the Walbaum farm they lived in the old farm house. Olga often told the story of finding the vanilla frozen in the cupboard when she went to do some baking. In 1965 they moved a new house onto the yard and Olga set about painting and getting it ready to move into. One day, just after Christmas, Louis went over to check it out and found that even though the duct work was not yet done, just having the furnace running in the basement, made the house warmer throughout than the old one ever was. They moved in to the new house just after New Year's and never looked back. Olga absolutely loved babies. This was evident equally with the first of her own children. Together Louis and Olga raised 4 children 3 boys and a girl. When her grandchildren and great grandchildren came along, she would fuss over them and hold them for hours, proudly proclaiming that she would be the first babysitter and the tinier the better. When they immigrated to Canada, Edward had family here but Annie never did. Perhaps that influenced Olga because her family was always very important to her. Any time help was needed she was quick to respond. This included caring for her mother, sisters and brothers as one by one they were afflicted with various diseases and conditions and once shared that she would have liked to have been a nurse, if circumstances would have allowed but funds were scarce in those years. It turned out she did a lot of nursing over the years anyway. She was deeply affected when her last brother, Ben, died on Hallowe'en evening, last year. Olga was a fiercely private person and truly enjoyed solitude. On Saturday nights the whole family would pack up and go to town but mom stayed home. Often she would take a long leisurely bath and then read the Stoughton Times and Weyburn Review from cover to cover, while listening to the Saturday Night Dance Party on the radio. She loved music and was known to cut a rug or two at various wedding dances until arthritis made getting around a chore. She did have both hips replaced but still suffered with chronic pain for nearly 30 years. Olga loved the color blue as anyone who visited her over the years would know. She painted many a room blue, she wore blue, and she collected all things in blue. Olga moved to Weyburn in August 1996 living at Legion Towers until her illness prevented her returning home. In her youth Olga regularly attended St. Luke's Lutheran Church at Woodley and was a long time member of Stoughton's Zion parish. Her faith was important to her and since moving to Legion Towers regularly attended multiple faith services. In April Olga's son-in-law passed away and alarm bells sounded loudly for the family when she was unable to attend the funeral. Her illness presented itself very suddenly, although on looking back there were signs of things being wrong for a long time. Cancer stole her mother, 5 of her siblings, her son-in-law, and now too Olga. She was dearly loved and will be sadly missed. The Funeral Service for Olga Walbaum was held on Tuesday, June 26th at 10:00 a.m. at Zion Lutheran Church, Stoughton, SK with Pastor Virgil D. Anderson officiating. Interment followed at Handsworth Cemetery, Handsworth, Saskatchewan.
- Sandra Mary (nee Lake) 1954 - 2008. It is with heavy hearts that the family of Sandra Wallace Lake of Stoughton, SK, announces her tragic passing on Saturday, August 23, 2008 at the age of 53 years. Sandra is survived by her loving family: son Joshua (Shannon) Wallace of Stoughton, SK; grandchildren, Nathan, Dillon and Kyle Wallace of Stoughton; parents, John and Iona Lake of Stoughton; brothers, Clifford (Peggy) Lake of Stoughton and Bob Lake of Nelson, B.C.; nephew Jonathan (Cheryl) Lake of Macoun, SK and niece Rylee Iona Lake of Nelson. A Memorial Service for Sandra will be held on Wednesday, August 27, 2008 at 2:00 p.m. from the Royal Canadian Legion in Stoughton with Rev. Deborah Laforet officiating. Interment will follow in the Stoughton Town Cemetery.
- Joseph Anthony. On Monday, December 22, 2003, Joseph Anthony, loving husband, father, grandfather, great grandfather, and friend, passed away peacefully. Predeceased by his father Felix, Joe is survived by Kathleen, his loving wife, of 51 years; mother Maria; children Ed (Katherine) Wasiak of Lethbridge and their family Jason, Michael and Tamara; Christine (Dennis) Kessel of Regina and their family Sandra, Jaya, Shaun and Jonathan; Colette (Wayne) Bischoff of Saskatoon and their family Laura, Adam and Anthony; Marcia (Michael) Scott of Regina and their family Sarah and Matthew; Teresa (Dan) Lee of Calgary and daughter Clare. Joe was born on April 11, 1931 at Heward, SK and grew up on a farm near Froude, SK. As a journeyman automotive mechanic, Joe owned and operated his own garage at Rouleau, SK for 11 years. Later, he shared his knowledge by teaching for one year at the Saskatchewan Technical Institute (STI) in Moose Jaw, then at Miller Comprehensive High School in Regina for another 25 years. A funeral mass and celebration of Joe's life will be held at St. Martin Catholic Church, 4720 Castle Road, Regina, SK on Monday, December 29, 2003 at 1:00 p.m. with Father Ken Miller officiating. Special thanks to Drs. Ekong and Spivack and staff of SICU and 5A at RGH and Dr. L. Clein and the Palliative Care staff at the Pasqua.
- Maria Katarzyna (nee Pazdan), passed away peacefully on July 29, 2006 at the age of 98 years. She was predeceased by her husband Felix and son Joseph. Maria is survived by her daughter Jenny (Andre) Chapdelaine of Rossland, B. C., daughter in law Kathleen Wasiak and grandchildren Guy (Barb) Chapdelaine and Colette Chapdelaine, Ed (Katherine) Wasiak, Christine (Dennis) Kessel, Colette (Wayne) Bischoff, Marcia (Michael) Scott, Teresa (Daniel) Lee, fourteen great grandchildren and one greatgreat grandchild. Maria, born on May 7, 1908, was the seventh of twelve children born to Antony and Katarzyna Pazdan in a rural community near Szodna, Poland. She emigrated to Canada in March 1929 and married Felix Wasiak in May, 1930. Felix and Maria farmed near Froude, Saskatchewan and later retired to Moose Jaw. Maria moved to Regina after the death of her husband where she was actively involved in her church and was a long standing member in the Catholic Women's League. Maria's strong character, deep faith and love of life will be remembered fondly by her family. Special thanks to the staff at Princess Care Home and Palliative Care at the Pasqua Hospital. A Funeral Mass will be held at 12:00 P.M. on Wednesday, August 2, 2006 at Blessed Sacrament R.C. Church, 2049 Scarth St., Regina, SK with Rev. Morrissey as Celebrant. Interment will follow in Moose Jaw, SK.
- Marvin Cameron Alfred. On Saturday, August 10, 2002, Marvin Cameron Alfred Weber late of Stoughton passed away tragically at Weyburn at the age of 18 years. Marvin was the third child born to Cameron and Gail Weber. Marvin grew up on the family farm by Huntoon until 1988 at which time the family moved to Eston until 1991. The family moved to Weyburn until 1994. The family then returned back to the family farm at Huntoon. Marvin attended the following schools: Eston Elementary grades K-1; Souris School in Weyburn from grades 2-4; Griffin School from grades 5-9 - where Marvin was on the Honor Roll throughout grade nine; Weyburn Comprehensive from grades 10-12. Marvin just graduated grade twelve on June 26, 2002. Marvin loved sports. He started with tee ball in Eston and continued to play baseball until he sustained an injury while pitching in 1997. Marvin was a great pitcher once he got control of the ball. He always did have the speed. They made provincials in Tisdale and that was the last time he played, as he could no longer throw the ball any distance. From there he concentrated on soccer, he did a great job. They made it to provincials in Moose Jaw. From there Marvin concentrated on golf. Marvin made the school golf team and thoroughly enjoyed the challenge. Marvin spent a lot of time golfing in Stoughton with his grandpa, Fred LaValley, as well as curling.Marvin got involved in boxing for a while and enjoyed it to a point. He enjoyed the sport just for the fun of it and the challenge of sparring against friends. Marvin and the guys got together at noon to play basketball during their lunch break at the Comp., which we hear was pretty intense and sometimes continued on after school at the park. Marvin was very athletic. He enjoyed every sport he participated in. He would go sledding with the guys out at the Badlands and at Kenosee Lake. Marvin lived life to the fullest. There was not much he would not and could not do and when he had his mind made up you could never change it. He was very strong willed. Marvin loved to help his dad out on the farm with the field work as long as driving was in the plan. He loved to harrow or even pick rocks. He drove the grain truck in the fall, along with his brother. Marvin would always lend a helping hand, and when he was at home he enjoyed helping out one neighbor in particular. Marvin enjoyed the family traditions we made over the years. Three in particular were going to Calgary to Calaway Park, then onto Banff and Lake Louise, where we would hike up the mountain so he could play in the snow. We would also go to Kenosee Lake for a picnic then up to the fresh water spring north of Whitewood and we would hike to the top. Marvin would always race and be the first one to the top. We only missed one year out of 14. When Marvin was younger, he loved to go to Trossachs camp. Marvin loved to play basketball at camp and continued to go to camp until 2000. It was there that Cam had the privilege of baptizing Marvin at the age of 10 years. He will always be missed and remembered. We loved him dearly and will always have a special place in our hearts. Life will just not be the same without him. Marvin was predeceased by his grandparents Emerson and Edna Weber; Cyrus Loomis; and Annie LaValley. Marvin is survived by his parents Cameron and Gail Weber; sister Julie (special friend Jody Forseth); brother Anson (special friend Alyssa Weisgerber); grandfather Alfred LaValley, Stoughton; aunts Carol (Larry) Nelson of Medicine Hat, AB; Marlene Weber (special friend Sid Witiveen) of Alma, ON; Bev (Richard) Zimmerman of Regina; uncles Doug (Teresa) Weber of Alma, ON; Daren (Melanie) Loomis of Medicine Hat; Larry Clark of Weyburn; cousins, Scott (Erica) Kraeling; Dave Kraeling; Jonathan (Tasha) Nelson; Jennifer Nelson (special friend Rob); Tiffany, Dereck, Donald, Amber Lyn, Misty Dawn, and Trevor Loomis; numerous great aunts, uncles, and cousins. Special friends Shawna, Marliss and Tiffany. Prayers were held on Tuesday, August 13, at 7:30 p.m. from Assurance Funeral Services, Weyburn. A funeral service was held on Wednesday, August 14 at 10:30 a.m. from Free Methodist Church, Weyburn, with Pastor Robert Fenn of Stoughton and Rev. Irvin Dyck of Thunder Bay, ON officiating. Pastor Graham and Debra Beke, of Stoughton, provided special music. Special memories were shared by some of his friends and as well as his father on behalf of the family. Interment followed at Stoughton Cemetery. Active pallbearers were; Brandon Nielson; Daren Loomis; Devon Tessier; Jared Forseth; Jessie Babiaz; John Slamp; Josh Kot; Mike Schultz; Riley Mountney; Rory Periard; Ryan Robinson; Tony Feroziden; and Tyler Hill. All others in attendance were considered honorary pallbearers.
- Benjamin Weise, late of Stoughton, passed away on Tuesday, October 31, 2006 at the age of 85 years. Benjamin was predeceased by his parents, Edward and Emilia Weise; his wife Louise; brothers: Rudolph (Bertha), Gus, Alex (Norrie), Fred and Joe in infancy; sisters: Tillie, Edith, Annie, and Marg (Jack). Benjamin is survived by his sister Olga (Louis) Walbaum of Weyburn; a brother-in-law Gerrit Vandorp of Drayton Valley, AB; a sister-in-law Laura Weise of Stoughton; five step-grandchildren; numerous step-grandchildren along with numerous nieces and nephews. Ben was born on October 3, 1921 on a farm in the Benson area. He served with the Canadian Forces during WWII. Ben loved to farm and for the remainder of his life he farmed in the Forget area. The funeral service for Benjamin Weise was held on Saturday, November 4 at 2:00 p.m. at St. Luke's Lutheran Church, Woodley, with Rev. Daniel Krauss Officiating. Interment was at Cromar Cemetery, Woodley. The active pallbearers were Randy Phillips, Gerald Phillips, Albert Depape, Ernie Debusschere, Louis Walbaum and Don Kreuger. All who attended Ben's funeral service were considered honorary pallbearers.
- Frederick Arthur. On Friday, May 7, 1999 Fredrick Arthur Weise late of Stoughton, passed away at the Weyburn General Hospital, at the age of 68 years. Fredrick was born February 28, 1931 at Kisbey, SK. He was predeceased by his father and mother, Edward and Annie Weise; three brothers: Gustav, Joseph and Rudolph Weise; two sisters: Tillie Weise and Martha Burkart; three sisters-in-law: Louise Weise, Bertha Weise and Norie Weise. Fredrick is survived by two brothers: Ben Weise of Stoughton, and Alex Weise of Eckville, AB; three sisters: Ann (Lloyd) Clarkson of Ladner, BC; Olga (Louis) Walbaum of Weyburn; and Edith (Garret) Vandorp of Drayton Valley, AB; one sister-in-law, Laura Weise of Stoughton; one brother-in-law, Jack Burkart of Yorkton; four nieces and nine nephews. Funeral service was held Monday, May 10 at 2:00 p.m. from St. Luke's Lutheran Church, Woodley, with Rev. Heather Anderson officiating. Interment followed in Woodley Cromar Cemetery, Woodley. All those in attendance were considered to be honorary pallbearers. The active pallbearers were: Adolph Fischer, Herman Fischer, Larry Weise, Darren Walbaum, Hazen Clarkson and Robert Burkart.
- Rudolph. On Tuesday, April 6, 1999, Rudolph Weise, late of Forget, SK passed away at Fillmore Health Centre, at the age of 86 years. Rudolph was born April 7, 1912 in Russia. Predeceased by his parents, Edward and Annie Weise, his wife Bertha Weise; brothers, Gustav and Joseph Weise; sisters, Tillie Weise and Martha Burkart; one grandson, Steven Jones; sisters-in-law, Louise Weise and Norie Weise. Rudolph is survived by one son, Larry Weise of Forget; two stepsons Adolph (Darlene) Fischer of Regina; and Herman (Joyce) Fisher of Regina; one stepdaughter, Hanna (Les) Jones of Kelowna, BC; three brothers: Ben Weise of Stoughton; Alex Weise of Eckville, AB; and Fred Weise of Stoughton; three sisters: Edith (Garret) Vandorp of Drayton Valley, AB; Ann (Lloyd) Clarkson of Ladner, BC; and Olga (Louis) Walbaum of Weyburn; one brother-in-law, Jack Burkart of Yorkton; 11 grandchildren, 13 great grandchildren, and one great great grandchild; as well as numerous nieces and nephews. Funeral service was held Friday, April 9 at 2:00 p.m. from St. Luke's Lutheran Church, Woodley, SK with Pastor Heather Anderson officiating. Interment followed in Coimar Cemetery, Woodley. Pallbearers were Gerald Phillips, Randy Phillips, Albert Depape, Nevin Fischer, Ryan Fischer and Cary Fischer.
- Marion Wilhelm passed away at Stoughton, Sask. Monday, August 19, 2002 at the age of 75 years. Funeral Service will be held 2:00 p.m. Thursday, August 22, from St. Luke's Lutheran Church, Woodley, Sask. Interment will follow at Woodley-Cromar Cemetery.
- Dorothy Flora (nee Noyes) Wilhelms, late of Stoughton, SK passed away peacefully at the Regina General Hospital on Thursday, May 22, 2014 at the age of 97 years. Dorothy Flora Wilhelms (Noyes) was born on December 14, 1916 near Stoughton to Thomas and Emma Noyes. She was predeceased by her husband John Wilhelms in 1997; her parents; siblings, Lorene Lowden, Alice Piff-Wildfong, Luella Hill, William Noyes, Earl Noyes and Lyle Noyes. She is survived by one daughter Lorraine (Clarry) Cameron of Stoughton; four sons, Walter (Christine) of Regina, Allan (Anne) of Mayerthorpe, AB, Milton (Sharon) of Agassiz, B.C. and Lloyd (Monique) of Spokane, WA; 12 grandchildren; 23 great-grandchildren, as well as numerous nieces and nephews. A Memorial Service for Dorothy will be held on Monday, May 26, 2014 at 2:00 p.m. at the Royal Canadian Legion Hall, Stoughton, with Pastors Robert Fenn and Virgil Anderson officiating. Interment will follow in the Stoughton Town Cemetery.
- Robert George. On Wednesday, February 27, 2008, Robert George Wilkes, late of Stoughton, SK, and formerly of Forget, SK, passed away in Stoughton at the age of 76 years. Graveside Memorial Service will be held on Saturday, March 1, 2008 at 2:00 p.m. from Our Lady of La Salette Parish Cemetery, Forget, with Hank Nickel officiating.
- Helen Anna. On Friday, August 12, 2005, Helen Anna Wilton, late of Stoughton, Sask, passed away in Stoughton at the age of 80 years. Memorial Service will be held on Thursday, August 18, 2005 at 2:00 p.m. from Grace United Church, Stoughton, with Rev. Brian Ast officiating. Interment will follow in the Stoughton Town Cemetery.
- Ada Pearl Winteringham, late of Stoughton, SK, passed away peacefully at Newhope Pioneer Lodge in Stoughton on Monday, March 31, 2008 at the age of 87 years. Pearl was born on July 10, 1920. She was predeceased by her husband, Edward "Ted", and sisters Ida Barton, Ruth Phillips, and Ella Gray. Pearl is survived by her special nephew Norman Shaw and numerous other nieces and nephews. A funeral service for Pearl will be held on Wednesday, April 2, 2008 at 2:00 pm from Grace United Church in Stoughton with Rev. Conrad Knoch officiating. Interment will follow in Stoughton Town Cemetery.
- William was born, September 21, 1913 in Hartleypool, England. He was a young boy when the family immigrated to Canada. The family homesteaded in the Stoughton and Lampman area. During the 1930's he rode the rails looking for work. He drove a Model T Ford through the Qu'Appelle valley before there were any real roads. He found work in the Yorkton area, where he met his wife Ann. They moved to Estevan where he worked for Dominion Electric, then Sask Power, until he retired to work full time on the love of his life-model engines, old tractors and Model T cars. He loved to travel to model shows and threshing bees, where he had many life long friends. People far and wide brought and sent him things to fix and if he couldn't fix it, no one could. His humor was quick and dry and with him to the end. His mind was amazing and his soul gentle and kind. Many people benefited from his quiet generosity. On Sunday June 13, 2004, his loving heart tired out. Words cannot express how much we will miss our Grandpa B. Predeceased by his parents, John and Rebecca; brothers, George and Edward (Ted); wife, Ann and son, Alfred. Survived by sister, Winifred Boyer; nephew, Norman; niece, Karen; cousin and childhood friends, Charlie and Rose Nicholson, Lawrence (Lillian) Bill and many Bill cousins. Also by his adopted family, Sandi Chipley and Lisa Bill, Jason Chipley and sons, Brian and Carson, Terri and Morgan Pentelichuk and his precious great granddaughters, Emily B. and Kate who were the light of his life and he of theirs.
- Roy William. On Monday, October 30, 2000, Roy William Wright, late of Stoughton, passed away at Fillmore Union Health Centre, at the age of 74 years. Predeceased by his parents, Mervyn and Katherine Wright and one sister, Ruth Wright. Roy is survived by his loving wife, Betty Wright of Stoughton; one daughter, Trudy (Lester) Gall of Stoughton; one son, Buster (Linda) Wright of Stoughton; four grandchildren: Jason (Terrie) Wright of Edmonton, AB; Jamie (Corey) Bacon of Weyburn; Tyson Wright of Regina; and Desmond (Kim) Gall of Grenfell; four great grandchildren: Jesse, Dakota, MacKenzie and Ryan; as well as six nephews and three nieces. Roy was born north of Stoughton on September 29, 1926. He was raised and attended school here. As a young lad he helped his father with the dray deliveries, farm work and livestock care. On October 18, 1950, Roy and Betty were married at the PRFA pasture near Forget, then home to Betty's parents. They have two children, Trudy and Buster, four grandchildren and four great grandchildren. In working years, Roy worked for Grant Fowlow, driving truck, helped the electrician Mr. Figler, the veterinarian Dr. Vaithus, insulated with Merv Kells and then in 1957 started driving the grader for the R.M. of Tecumseh until retiring in 1991. As a young man, he was a very accomplished horseman and his two children do not ever remember not knowing how to ride a horse. The western wear clothing was always his trademark and recognized by the tilt of his cowboy hat. He loved rodeos, cowboy poetry and cowboy church. Roy started curling as a child and continued to do so off and on until the age of 71 years. Hockey was his great love - playing, coaching or watching. In the 1960's he was coaching his son's team and when the team decided on a name it was to be "Roy's Boys" or nothing. Roy's love of the team and the sport honoured him greatly by the decision of the team. He always encouraged players of any era to practice skating and Trudy remembers when he was over 60 her son being amazed that his grandfather could skate better backwards than he could forwards. In 1970 Roy was awarded the "Lions" Sportsman of the Year award. Leather craft was his hobby. He spent nearly 40 years perfecting his craft, either in creating or never ending repairs. Children were always special to him. First were his own two. Nieces, nephews, and local children were always welcome to stay. Later were his grandchildren whom he always made sure Betty doted on. And lastly his great grandchildren whom he loved to see as much as possible. Roy was always interested in community activities. He was friends with everyone he knew. Roy will be lovingly remembered and sadly missed by his family, relatives and friends. A memorial service was held Saturday, November 4, at 2:00 p.m. from Grace United Church, Stoughton, with Rev. Jann Sampson officiating. Interment followed in Stoughton Cemetery. All those in attendance were considered to be honorary pallbearers.
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- Thelma Lenore Young, passed away at Stoughton on Wednesday, February 25, 2004 at the age 97 years. Survived by her son, Edward (Lynn) Young, Stoughton, Grandchildren, James (Cindy), their children, Eilcia, Ashley, Evan and Jamen; Jeff (Tricia), their children, Jenny and Jaycee; Joe; Justin (Sally) their child, Madison all of Estevan. Brother, Lorne (Marg) Thurston, Lindsay, Ont. Marge Aldous, Beamsville, Ont. Also numerous nieces and nephews. Predeceased by her husband of 64 years, Jim; sisters, Grace Lamp; Mae White. Funeral Service will be held at 2:00 p.m. Saturday, February 28, from Grace United Church, Stoughton with Rev. B. Ast & Pastor H. Nickel officiating. Interment to follow in Stoughton Cemetery.
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- Sadie Adeline (nee Schmidt) Zimmerman passed away peacefully in her sleep February 5, 2007 in Weyburn, at the age of 93 years. Sadie Adeline Zimmerman was born April 5, 1913 in Benson. She was predeceased by her parents, Henry and Bridget Schmidt; her husband, Peter Zimmerman; two infant granddaughters, three sisters and their spouses: Gertie and Ulric Cote, Maryann and Baptiste Boire, Mae and Carl Hanson; two brothers and their spouses, Lawrence and Maggie Schmidt and Pat and Rosie Schmidt; and one son-in-law, Ernest Kot. Sadie is survived by her loving daughter, Carol Anne Kot, whom she lived with for the past three years, three grandsons and their spouses: Laverne and Cindy Kot and children: Chevy, Garrett and Grayson; Mike and Rhonda Kot; Nick and Janeece Kot; as well as many nieces, nephews, in-laws and friends (young and old). Sadie was a very loving, caring and spiritual woman who prayed her rosary daily. She was an excellent cook, well known for her 'air' buns, cinnamon and coconut rolls and marble cakes. Many guests to her and Peter's home left with her special 'care' package of goodies to munch on later. Sadie and Peter lived in many towns over the years and wherever they lived, both were involved with the Church Community, Sadie with the C.W.L. in Ceylon, the Holy Trinity Altar Society in Cedoux and since 1970, St. Mary's Altar Society in Weyburn. Peter was with the Knights of Columbus. Sadie and Peter retired from catering at the McKenna Hall in 1993, they were both 80 years old. Sadie was well known for her quick wit and sense of humor. She had the uncanny knack of remembering birthdays of family and friends plus the weather conditions and other events occurring at the same time. Mom, Grandma, Great Grandma, Aunt and dear friend, we'll miss you. Prayers were said Friday, February 9, 2007 at 7:00 p.m. from Fletcher Funeral Chapel, Weyburn. The funeral mass was held Saturday, February 10, at 11:00 a.m. from St. Vincent de Paul Roman Catholic Church, Weyburn with Father Gerry Bauche Celebrant. Interment followed at Hillcrest Cemetery, Weyburn. Pallbearers were: Laverne Kot, Mike Kot, Nick Kot, Chevy Judd, Garrett Jensen and Greg Barry. All those in attendance were considered to be honorary pallbearers.