Obituaries of residents & former residents of
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Bromhead, Colgate, Hoffer, Maxim, Oungre, Tribune & districts, Saskatchewan
- Keith Atkinson of Colgate passed away February 13, 2013 at the age of 52. He leaves to mourn his loving wife, Stacey Atkinson, his two sons: Greg (Michele) Atkinson and their children: Akasha and Alexander, Kyle Atkinson; his mother, Dorothy Smith; his father, Ian (Gloria) Atkinson; five brothers: Ken (Carol) Atkinson, Bryne Atkinson, Bradley (Janice) Atkinson, Jim (Tamara) Cole, John (Nancy) Cole; his father and mother-in-law, Frank and Lynda Bell; brother-in-law, Brad (Trish) Bell as well as numerous nieces, nephews, special friends and co-workers. A memorial service was held February 18 at the Grace United Church with Reverend Barnabas officiating. Interment will be held at Colgate Cemetery at a later date. Honorary Pallbearers were Ken Atkinson, Bryne Atkinson, Bradley Atkinson, Jim Cole, John Cole, Kip Guicheteau, Dave Wehage and Mark Dufour.
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- Earl Gordon. On Sunday, July 25, 2010, Earl Gordon Backlun (February 20, 1921 – July 25, 2010), late of Estevan, passed away at the age of 89 years. Earl is survived by his two daughters: Marion (Svein) Bryeide of Benson, Fran (Lane) Hanson of Estevan; grandchildren: Tammy (George) Oberlin of Swan River, MB, Trina (Troy) Threinen of Benson, Tyler (Amber) Bryeide of Benson, Michelle (Cory) Warken of Weyburn, Darren (Melanie) Hanson, Lloydminster, SK; great grandchildren: Braden, Kessa-Rose, and Mallory Oberlin, Alannah, Jenna, Carter and Mikayla Threinen, Cassidy and Dylan Warken, Daniél and Basia Hanson; great great grandchild Miyah-Emma Hanson; brothers: Albert of Regina, Edwin of Weyburn, Lawrence (Elsie) of Radville, as well as several nieces, nephews, and in-laws. He was predeceased by his loving wife of 41 years, Rose; parents Guy and Emma; brother Howard; and great grandson Jessie Threinen. A funeral service was held Thursday, July 29, at 11:00 a.m. in the chapel of Hall Funeral Services, Estevan, with Mr. Doug Third officiating. Interment followed in Slager Cemetery, Tribune.
- Gilbert Oscar Bangsund passed away peacefully on Sunday, September 8, 2002 at the age of 83. Gilbert was born on November 30, 1918 on the home farm near Maxim, to Gina and Olaf Bangsund. Gilbert was predeceased by his parents, his brothers, Oliver, Joe, Melvin and Edmund; sisters-in-law Bessie and Annie. Gilbert will be lovingly missed by his wife Nora; son Barry (Jean) Bangsund, Maxim; daughters Geraldene (Dave) Dobson, Nipawin; Fay (Dave) Buchanan, Bon Accord, AB; Cindy (Fred) Morrice, Goodwater. Grandchildren: Jayna (Darren) Whitta, Tyler and Melissa Bangsund, Aaron and Ashley Dobson, Chantal Buchanan, Justin (Andrea), Nathan and Deana Morrice. Sister Hilda McLeod, Weyburn. Sisters-in-law, Margarette and Josie Bangsund, Weyburn, as well as numerous relatives, friends and neighbors. Gilbert went to Westdale School until he was 14 years old and then went out to work. He enjoyed playing hockey, baseball, rabbit hunting, square dancing (Maxim Susy Q's) and playing cards especially crib and whist. In 1942 he spent three years in the army stationed at Vernon or Prince George, BC. Gilbert married Nora (Chatterson) on January 14, 1947 and raised his family on the farm. Many good times were enjoyed with swimming, picnics, ball and the numerous house parties. At the age of 80, he decided to retire and move into Weyburn. He always missed farm life and enjoyed nothing more than talking "farming" to his many friends and being visited by his family especially his grandchildren. He had a great sense of humor and loved to tease and joke with them. A funeral service was held at 1:00 p.m., Wednesday, September 11 from Grace United Church with Rev. Gary W. Goran officiating. A private family interment followed. Following the interment, friends and family were invited to attend a luncheon at the United Church Christian Education Centre.
- Nora Janet (nee Chatterson) Bangsund late of Weyburn passed away peacefully on February 18, 2011 at the age of 85. Nora was predeceased by her mother and father, Janet and David Chatterson; husband, Gilbert Bangsund; brothers, Bruce, Elmer and Harvey Chatterson; mother-in-law, Gina Bangsund; brothers-in-law, Joe, Melvin, Oliver, Edmond Bangsund and Murdock McLeod and sisters-in-law, Bessie and Anne Bangsund and Audrey Chatterson. She will be loving remembered by her children, Barry (Jean) Bangsund of Maxim, Geraldene (Dave) Dobson of Nipawin, Fay (Dave) Buchanan of Bon Accord, AB, Cindy (Fred) Morrice of Goodwater; grandchildren, Jayna (Anthony) Hankins, Tyler Bangsund, Melissa (Darren) Dyck, Aaron Dobson, Ashley (Jenn) Dobson, Chantal Buchanan, Justin (Andrea) Morrice, Nathan (Jenn) Morrice and Deana (Roy) Matheson; great grandchildren, Kayl, Maysa, Kyley, Brandon, Brody, Kaitlyn and Taylor; sister, Lois (Roy) Sutherland; sisters-in-law, Dorothy Chatterson, Margarette and Josie Bangsund and Hilda McLeod as well as many nieces, nephews, relatives and friends. Nora was born on the family farm on December 24, 1925 in Wolseley, SK. She was raised on the farm and went to school in Wolseley. She later attended normal school in Moose Jaw. Nora worked as a teacher in the Radville unit until she married her husband Gilbert in Wolseley on January 14, 1947. Nora and Gilbert lived on a farm in the Maxim area. Nora was a housewife and mother for many years and later years she worked as a census taker and enjoyed teaching ceramics in her home. Nora enjoyed sewing, ceramics, playing cards, square dancing, baking, knitting and crocheting. She liked to pull wool to make siwash sweaters, curling and enjoyed anything her grandchildren were involved in. She really enjoyed the cruise she took with her cousins as well as numerous bus trips. Her travels took her to places like Alaska, Australia, Texas, Flordia, California and coast to coast in Canada. She was very involved in her community, whether she was baking buns for the community hall events, quilting bees or numerous community functions she was eager to help with. Nora was the secretary for the Ladies Aid and was a member of the United Church. She worked tirelessly and enjoyed completing a family history book for the Chatterson's and Irving's. The funeral service was held on Monday, February 21 at 2:00 p.m. from the Grace united Church, Weyburn with Rev. M. Barnabas officiating. Interment to follow in Green Acres Memorial Gardens, Weyburn. Pallbearers were her grandchildren: Janya Hankins, Tyler Bangsund, Justin Morrice, Aaron Dobson, Nathan Morrice, Ashley Dobson, Melissa Dyck, Deana Matheson and Chantal Buchanan. The family of Nora Bangsund would like to give a special thanks to her friends at Waverly Place, home care staff, Eden Home, Weyburn General Hospital Staff and Dr. Roy for the respect and compassion they have all shown while caring for her needs. Our heartfelt thank you on the passing of our mother. Your thoughtfulness was much appreciated.
- Bert William Becker, born December 18, 1922, passed away January 17, 2013 at Weyburn Special Care Home at the age of 90 years. He was predeceased by his parents, Henry and Lou Becker; four sisters, Alice, Neoma, Clara and Billie and granddaughters, Kelsey Rae Becker and Abigail McLeod. Bert was born and lived all his life on the family farm. He married Marjory Williamson on December 18, 1949 and they eventually took over the family farm and raised their family of six children. Bert was a farmer but had a love for carpentry. As a handy man he did a lot of carpenter work all around the area with the help of Lawrence McLeod. He built a couple of houses in the Maxim area. He was the local “Mr. Fixit” and built swing rides outside for children. Later his passion for building would lead him to take up wood carving. He was active in his community and served the RM of Lomard #37 as a Councillor for many years. Bert liked to play cards with friends and neighbors and many games would go late into the night. He also enjoyed curling and golfing. Bert did a fair bit of travelling down south and always enjoyed checking out the flea markets. He leaves to mourn his wife of 64 years, Marjory; five sons, Merlin (Jacquie) Becker of Maxim, Blaine (Gerri) Becker of Maxim, Trent (Sandra) Becker of Maxim, Kevin (Karen) Becker of Weyburn, Russell Becker of Maxim; daughter, Lisa (Shane) Merriman of Tisdale; 14 grandchildren; 16 great grandchildren; two brothers, Vern (Elma) Becker and Delmer (Irene) Becker; one sister, Verna Powell as well as many nieces, nephews, relatives and friends. At the request of Bert, there will be no formal service. A private graveside service will take place at Maxim Cemetery at a later date.
- Carroll Bell was born on the family farm in Colgate on October 2, 1942 and passed away on Monday, January 11, 2010 at her home in Regina. She was predeceased by her father Gordon Bell; brother Archie Bell; brother-in-law Harvey Ledingham; and sister-in-law Linda Bell. Carroll is lovingly remembered by her mother Levearn Bell; sisters Lynn Stephens, Janet Ledingham, and Joanne Bell; brothers David Bell (Sandra) and Rick Bell (Judy); sister-in-law Laurie Bell-Miller; as well as numerous nieces, nephews, great nieces and great nephews. After nineteen years of service, with both Transport Canada and the Regina Airport Authority, she retired to pursue her passions of reading, gardening and ballroom dancing. Carroll was a great supporter of and volunteer for the Liberal party both federally and provincially. The family would like to thank Dr. Moola and the Regina Qu'Appelle Palliative Care nurses and staff for all their caring and assistance during a difficult time. Their compassion and commitment is greatly appreciated. A memorial celebration of Carroll's life will be held at Regina Funeral Home, Hwy #1 East, Regina on Sunday, January 17, 2009 at 2:00 p.m.
- Therese (nee Parnas) Binde, 89, died January 10, 2008 at Rosewood Nursing Home in Fargo, ND. Funeral service was held at 11:00 am, Friday, January 18 at Ambrose Lutheran Church, Ambrose, North Dakota with Pastors Ron Dahle and Gary Knabe officiating. Interment will follow at Trinity Lutheran Cemetery, rural Ambrose. Public visitation was held Thursday from 9 am-6 pm. A prayer service for relatives and close friends was held at 7:00 pm Thursday, January 17 at Fulkerson Funeral Home in Williston. Therese Alvilda was born March 28, 1918, the youngest of four children to Edward and Gertrude Parnas, on the family homestead at Hoffer, southwest of Oungre. She graduated from Hoffer High School in 1934 and earned a teacher's degree at Normal School in Moose Jaw. She taught school a few years near Oungre and Arcola, a year in British Columbia, and then returned to assist her brother on the Parnas farm when her parents retired and moved to Estevan. After Therese married Paul Binde in 1948 they made their home on the Binde homestead in rural Fortuna, ND where they raised their ten children. She lived on the family farm until 2003 when she moved to Fargo, ND, first living in an assisted living apartment at Riverview Place and later at Rosewood Nursing Home. Therese had a love for music and athletics, and a thirst for knowledge. Before getting married she was active in fast pitch softball leagues as a pitcher. Later, she very much enjoyed watching her daughters' high school sports activities and continued to enjoy attending high school basketball games after her children had graduated. She continued to enjoy baseball and basketball on television until very late in life. After her children were on their own, she had more time for reading, and voraciously read her magazines and the local newspapers, keeping up on events in the world; and she was not quite satisfied until she had successfully completed the daily crossword puzzle. Therese placed a high importance on knowledge and encouraged her children to pursue post-secondary education. She excelled at music without any formal music training. The only lessons she received were when she sat with her older sister and took in second-hand the ten piano lessons her sister had received. Therese continued to pursue her interest in music by teaching herself how to play the accordion and organ, in addition to the piano. She served as organist for 25 years at the rural Trinity Lutheran Church and provided music for countless funerals and weddings. She was the Sunday School Choir pianist and produced and directed several intricate annual Christmas cantatas with the small Sunday School Choir, packing the prairie church with spectators from around the region. Her husband Paul who died in 1976, a son Nolan who died as an infant in 1956, and a son Boyd who died in 2002 preceded Therese in death. Her parents, two sisters, Gladys and Clara; and a brother, Emil, also preceded her in death. She is survived by four daughters: Diane (Dennis) Mackrell, Euroa, Victoria, Australia; Beryl (Lennie) Schrader, Fargo, ND; Nancy (Scott) Collard, Columbia Falls, MT; Sheila (Greg) Sleep, Ceduna, South Australia; five sons: Dale (Deb) Binde, Lake Park, MN; Newell Binde, Walla Walla, WA; Scott Binde, Alexandria, VA; Lyndon (Carrie) Binde, Horace, ND; and Leon (Barb) Binde, Fargo, ND; 18 grandchildren; and one great grandchild.
- Alfred Clarence Bloor (A. C. "BUD") passed away on Sunday, July 8, 2007 at Weyburn, at the age of 87 years. Bud was predeceased by his parents, Loren and Celia Bloor; his wife Sylvia Bloor; son Richard; four sisters and six brothers. Bud is survived by his children: Brian (Kari) Bloor, Nanton AB and their children: Tricia, Dylana and Chad; Blake (Martha) Bloor, Weyburn and their children: Cora Lee (Al) Pavoe and their children, Courtney, Ashala, Stacey and Sadie, Kyla Bloor, Lisa (Shaine) Thompson and their children, Keshawn and Deion Thompson and Tara Tripp; Stuart (Mona) Bloor, Estevan and their children: Lori (Tim) Gervais and their children: Jessica, Mason and Tayla, Bridget (Greg) Turner and Angela Bloor; Diane (Dave) Larsen, Sundre, AB and their children: Ashley, Ryan, Brendan and Dustin; Doug (Trina) Bloor, Oungre and their children: Tamara Bloor and Justin (Alesha) Bloor; sister Ilene Maw, Winnipeg, MB sister-in-laws as well as numerous nieces and nephews. Bud was born February 12, 1920 at the family farm, one mile south of Oungre. He was the youngest son of 12 children born to Celia and Lorne Bloor. He attended Lyndale School, and then worked on the farm until enlisting in the army in 1940. He witnessed the reality and heartache of war as he passed on communications behind front lines in Italy. He became an excellent driver, even without lights if necessary. While he was in the service, his dad passed away. After the war, he returned to the farm where his mother had stayed in her home. 1946 saw Bud marry Sylvia Waldal at Plentywood, Montana. The family increased as the blessing of children came, although the sons felt that Diane had her dad wrapped around her little finger. Since Grandma Bloor lived there, the number of people in the home was often many more than immediate family, considering that Sylvia was from a family of only 15. Overnight and weekend guests were the norm, and Bud worked hard to keep in touch with all of the family, making a genuine effort to keep the family connected. The boys, as the wives often called Bud, Charlie and Jim, worked well together, but mainly in silence. Brian said that he'd work all day with them and might hear ten words from them. Bud desired each job to be done speedily and well. He had a strong work ethic, a focus and persistent determination - (some may even have called it being stubborn). Bud drove the school bus for several years. He supported community activities, enjoying time with neighbors, as he joined the Legion. He and Sylvia attended Hamar Lutheran Church, and after their move to Weyburn in 1981, Zion Lutheran Church. But farming was always close to his heart. He often arrived early at the farm, doing what he could, until health changed their lives. In 1997, Sylvia, having been robbed of her memory by Alzheimer's, entered Souris Valley. Bud faithfully visited her as he offered her his respect, adoration and love. With Parkinson's settling in on Bud, he chose, on his own, to enter the Special Care home in 1998. During the first years here, he would walk to visit family and friends. He appreciated the excellent care received from the staff, and it seemed his caring nature attracted the staff to know he cared. Bud thought the world of his family, including his son-in-law, daughters-in-law. His 14 grandchildren and 9 great-grandchildren could bring a sparkle to his eye. Although a man of few words, Bud will be remembered for his one liners, sense of humor, even temperament and silent support. He accepted life's circumstances, disappointments or hardships with quiet dignity and strength. After a long, well-lived life, may he rest in peace, and may the blessing of God's peace be with all who mourn. The funeral service for A.C. Bloor was held on Wednesday, July 11 at 2:00 p.m. from Zion Lutheran Church, Weyburn, with Pastor Martin Olson Officiating. Interment followed at Bromhead Cemetery.
- James "Jim" Bloor , late of Weyburn, passed away on Monday, March 10, 2003 at the age of 87 years. Jim was born August 14, 1915 at the family farm home, one mile south of Oungre, to parents Lorne and Celia Bloor. Predeceased by his parents, his wife Irene in 1969; son-in-law Norbert Schnell; brothers Clifford, Lloyd; Lawrence; and Charles. Sisters Florence Block; Blanche McCrea; Mable Tweedale; and Irene Johnstone. Jim will be lovingly remembered by his daughters, Janice (Peter) Stuart and Ione Schnell. His grandsons Shawn (Shelle) Stuart; Scott Stuart; Troy (Laurie) Schnell; Trent Schnell; Tyler Schnell. Great grandchildren Laura, Mathew and Sarah Schnell; Shane Stuart. Two brothers, Elmer and Bud; one sister Ilene Maw; sister-in-law Phyllis Bloor and Ellen Eddy; as well as numerous nieces, nephews, relatives and friends. Jim attended Lyndale school. He worked on the family farm and helped maintain the operation while his three brothers went to war. In 1941, he married Irene Friedrich. Following the war, they moved one mile east where he resided until 1996. Jim and Irene were involved in community projects until her illness in 1962. He continued to be an encourager and supporter for community activities. After 1996, he lived with Ione Schnell in Torquay; as well as spending the winter months in Weyburn with Janice and Peter Stuart. Jim was fondly known to many as Grandpa Jim and Uncle Jim and will be fondly remembered. A funeral service was held Thursday, March 13, at Silver Heights Bible Church in Weyburn. Pastor Brian Hopfe officiated. His pallbearers were his grandsons. Interment took place at Bromhead Cemetery, Bromhead.
- Marvin Melvin Bloor passed away at the Didsbury Hospital in Didsbury, AB on April 26, 2006 at the age of 74 years. He will be sadly missed by his wife Carol, daughter Shelley (Terry MacNeil), granddaugher Jennifer Warren (George), a sister Vera (Pat) Paterson, sisters-in-law, Lillian Zimmerman and Thelma Bloor, stepmother-in-law Ellen Eddy and many other relatives. He was predeceased by his only grandson Curtis, his parents Clifford and Mary Bloor, brothers Howard and Clarence Bloor, a sister Isabel Schwartz and a brother-in-law Frank Schwartz. Marvin was born near Bromhead on May 28, 1931. He attended Hamar School. He worked for Canada Packers in Estevan, hauled crude oil in the Midale and Ratcliffe areas and worked for Bowman Brothers in Regina, driving a one ton delivery truck. During this time he also helped his dad farm at Bromhead. In 1958 he married Carol Eddy. They lived in Regina until the fall of 1959 when they moved to Oungre to drive school bus and farm. They lived in the hamlet of Oungre until purchasing a farm two miles west of Oungre. Marvin was an avid curler. He kept busy most winters curling and feeding his cows. He served as councillor for the R.M. #7 for four years. In 1984 their farm was sold and they moved to an acreage near Crossfield, AB. Two years later they moved to the town of Crossfield. He was a member of the Elks and the Golden Key Club in Crossfield. He went to many senior's games participating in bridge, shuffleboard and whist. He also loved to play cribbage. The highlight was when he once got a 29 hand! He bowled on a senior's league in Airdrie, AB and loved to dance, until his health declined. A Celebration of Life service was held in Crossfield Community Hall with Rev. Kelly Osgood officiating.
- Norman Stuart Boyle, of Taber, AB, much loved husband and father, passed away in Lethbridge, AB surrounded by his family, on Tuesday, November 13, 2007 at the age of 89 years. He is survived by his wife Margaret of 61 years, four children, David (Gretchen) Boyle of Airdrie, AB, Heather (Phil) Holland of Vancouver, BC, Sheila (Bob) Lord of Calgary, AB, and Don Boyle of Brooks, AB; nine grandchildren, two great grandchildren and his sister Margaret Lukey. He was predeceased by his parents Charlie and Mossie Boyle; three brothers Graham, Bruce and Keith Boyle. Stu was born July 10, 1918 in Weyburn, and was raised on a farm near Colgate. Stu served overseas in both the RCAF and the RAF from 1941 until 1945. He married Margaret Boyle (nee Wagg) in 1946. Stu graduated from the College of Optometry in Toronto, ON in 1949 and received a Doctor of Optometry in 1960 from the University of Waterloo. He practiced optometry in Taber, AB between 1949 and 1991. Stu was also very active in politics, the Taber Knox United Church and was a lifetime member of the Kiwanis Club for 42 years. Between 1956 and 1969 he was involved in municipal politics, serving on the Town Council until 1961 and then as Mayor of Taber until 1969. Taber's library, police station and the first Safeway were established during the time Stu was mayor. He was most proud of Centennial Park, the Community Centre and the administration building that brought together the MD and the Town of Taber and still houses them today. His political career continued at both provincial and national levels. Stu was Alberta's first Commissioner on the National Capital Commission in 1971; a member of the Alberta Association of Optometrists for 28 years; an executive of Alberta's Urban Municipalities; Vice President of Canadian Mayors and Municipalities; a Senator at the University of Lethbridge; a past President and Lieutenant Governor of the Taber Kiwanis Club; and Vice President of the Medicine Hat local for the Federal Liberal Party, the first year that a Liberal candidate was elected. Stuart was a community pillar and will be missed dearly by both family and the town alike. The funeral service was held at Knox United Church, 4929-50 Avenue, Taber, AB on Saturday, November 17 at 1:00 p.m. with Rev. Frank Lewis and Rev. Sally Boyle officiating.
- R. Keith Boyle (age 78) died quietly, surrounded by love, in the Regina General Hospital on Friday, December 15 following a short illness. Keith is survived by his loving wife of 52 years, Lorraine, their two children, Chris and wife Bev of Beausejour, MB and Sally and partner Lynn currently living in Moose Jaw; three grandsons: Craig and wife Dena (Edmonton, AB), Michael and wife Gayleen (Winnipeg, MB) and James (Winnipeg). Keith is also survived by a brother Stuart and wife Margie (Taber, AB), sister Margaret Lukey (Trossachs) and sister-in-law Dorothy Boyle (Swift Current) as well as many loving in-laws, nieces and nephews and great nieces and nephews and great great nieces and nephews. Keith was predeceased by two brothers, Robert Bruce (infant) and Graham and brother-in-law Paul Lukey. Keith was born January 2, 1922 on Sec. 36 Tp. 5 Rge. 15 W2, Sask. near Colgate. Keith married Lorraine Butters on June 9, 1948 and continued to farm the original homestead plus two more quarters he had purchased. Together he and Lorraine raised two children, Chris and Sally. Keith was an active member of the Colgate Community Club, and the Colgate United Church Board, serving as a trustee, an elder, on the session and as the superintendent of the Sunday School. He also had received his 50 year Jewel from the International Order of Oddfellows having been an active member in the Colgate Lodge and then in the Weyburn Lodge following the amalgamation. Over the years he was involved in curling, square dancing, bowling, golfing and in more recent years participated in the Weyburn Dance Club. Keith will be remembered by friends, family and neighbors for his willingness to appear with tools in hand and repair anything at any time. He will also be remembered by his family for his quiet wit and wisdom and his rendition of "Life Gets Tedious." The family wishes to express deep gratitude to Zion Lutheran Church for hosting us for the memorial service during the renovations of Grace United Church. The memorial service was held Tuesday, December 19 at 1:00 p.m. from Zion Lutheran Church with Rev. Sally Boyle officiating.
- Kathleen Gertrude (nee Ledingham). On Wednesday, January 23, 2002, Kathleen Gertrude Broughton, late of the Colgate and Weyburn districts, passed away in Olds, AB at the age of 87 years. Predeceased by her parents, Thomas and Catherine (nee McKechnie) Ledingham, her loving husband of 55 years, Thomas George Broughton, a twin sister in infancy, her sister Violet (nee Ledingham) Bell, her brother Russell Ledingham and one granddaughter Hillory Rhian Brown, Kathleen leaves to mourn her son Clint (Mary Joe) Broughton of Calgary, AB; daughter Shirl (Ken) Brown of Olds, AB; granddaughters: April (Mark), Merideth and Rachel Broughton of Calgary, AB; Megan (Scott) Smith of London, England; Keara (Travis) and great granddaughter Darci Miller of Olds, AB; and grandson Lliot Brown of Olds, AB; as well as five nieces and one nephew. Kathleen was born May 30, 1914 and spent her early years on the family farm two miles north of Colgate, where she attended Colgate School. Kathleen completed Teacher's College in Moose Jaw in 1933 and taught at Lomond, Griffin and Maple Schools. Kathleen married Tom Broughton on November 12, 1941. They then lived in Saskatoon, where Tom was stationed in the air force, and Colgate. In 1950, they moved to the Broughton farm 11 miles northwest of Colgate, where they raised grain and beef cattle until their retirement to Weyburn in 1973. Kathleen was an active member of the Maple Ladies Aid and the Weyburn Hospital Auxiliary. Memorial service was held Monday, January 28 at 1:00 p.m. in the Mountain View Funeral Chapel, Olds, AB with Reverend Malcolm Profitt officiating. Inurnment will be held at a later time in Colgate Cemetery. All of her grandchildren were considered to be honorary pallbearers.
- Donald Carl, late of Weyburn, passed away on Saturday, December 30, 2011 at the age of 82 years. Donald was born March 5, 1929 in Regina to Carl and Lily Buck. Don was raised at Carlyle, until he was age 5 when the family moved to Oungre. Here he attended Rangeview School and lived on the farm there for most of his life. On August 31, 1950 Don married the love of his life, Frances Jarmann, in Macoun. He began working for his parents in their garage, and worked for the municipality and other various jobs throughout his life. His passion however was for farming, in which he worked the family farm at Oungre for many years. Donald was involved with his community and church. He helped the Hamar Lutheran Church with ushering, offering, and as a communion assistant. He was also involved with the Oungre Memorial Regional Park, and was always willing to help a neighbour. Donald was able to enjoy travelling, including: travelling to Ontario to buy a new truck in the 1950’s, a trip to Alaska in 1975, and trips to Vegas and Arizona in the early 1980’s. He and Frances happily celebrated their 25th wedding anniversary in 1975. In 2011 the Buck family farm was commemorated for its 100th anniversary. Donald was interested in cars and motorcycles, and enjoyed being outdoors fishing and camping. He liked watching TV, especially old western films, and he loved to sing. Donald lived in various places in Regina and Weyburn, finally moving to Tatagwa in 2009. He had a good sense of humour, and a very caring spirit. Donald enjoyed spending time with his friends and family; and loved his children, grandchildren and great grandchildren dearly. Donald was predeceased by his parents, Carl & Lily; wife, Frances; sister, Margaret (Robert) Nelson; and brother-in-law, Eldon Anderson. Donald will be lovingly remembered by: daughter, Stephanie von Hagen and her children: Byron von Hagen and Karla von Hagen and her daughter, Jocelyn von Hagen; son, Trevor (Marie) Buck and their children: Ami (Trevor) Penner and children, Kaden, Kaien and Kasen; Travis (Kristin) Buck and children, Jade and Arianna; Amanda Buck and Terran Buck; daughter, Annette (Kevin) Lohse and children: Jazmin and Mikayla Lohse; sister, Olive Anderson as well as numerous nieces, nephews and sisters-in-law. A celebration of life was held on Monday, January 2, 2012 at 1:00 P.M. from Hamar Lutheran Church, Bromhead with Cicely McDougall officiating. Interment took place at Hamar Cemetery, Bromhead. Honourary Pallbearers were the House 7 staff at Tatagwa View.
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- Marguerite Jeanne. On February 12, 2011, our mother, grandmother and great grandmother passed away peacefully at the age of 86 years. Marguerite was predeceased by her husband, Wallace. Left to cherish her memory, her sons, Lorne (Alice), and Robert; her grandchildren, Sherrie (Ryan), Mark (Sandy), Greg (Roberta), Brad (Alyssa), Wade (Amanda); her great grandchildren, Merecedes, Caine, Hudson, Cache, Kayle, London and Ellis. Marguerite was born on August 3, 1924 in Estevan. She was the third youngest of four children. On July 8 1952, Marguerite married Wallace. They retired to Weyburn in 1985 from the farm in Bromhead. Marguerite loved to garden and took pride in her flowers. She enjoyed going for coffee and her weekly outings to the Legion. She baked for Mary’s Place in Milestone for 10 years, driving herself in all types of road conditions never missing a day. Her family was the most important part of her life, we always came first. She will be fondly remembered and sadly missed. Prayers were held on Wednesday, February 16 at 7:00 p.m. from St. Vincent de Paul Roman Catholic Church, Weyburn. Funeral mass for Marguerite was held on Thursday, February 17 at 10:30 a.m. from St. Vincent de Paul Roman Catholic Church, Weyburn with Fr. Gerry Bauche, celebrant. Interment followed at Hillcrest Cemetery, Weyburn. Honorary pallbearers were her grandchildren Sherrie Arneson, Wade Martin, Mark Chabot, Greg Chabot, and Brad Chabot.
- Betty May (nee Holmes) Coldwell passed away suddenly on Monday, March 25, 2002 at the Pasqua Hospital ICU. She passed away with her family and Rev. Paul Dillman at her bedside. Betty was born September 23, 1921 in Bromhead, Saskatchewan. She started school at Bromhead and graduated from grade twelve at Lyndale School in Oungre. After graduating, Betty completed a commercial course in Estevan. During this period she became engaged to James Coldwell, prior to his going overseas with the SSR. She landed a civil service job in Ottawa. While in Ottawa, she joined the women's division of the RCAF. After being discharged in 1945, Betty came back to care for and marry Jim. Living in Oungre, they started their family. In 1951 they moved to the Oungre/ Fortuna, Port of Entry, where they resided until 1978. While raising four children, she still found time to feed law enforcement officers, run the government mail to town and freeze beans. Volunteer work accounted for much of her time, as Betty was very active in the United Church, School board, Regional library, Oungre Memorial Regional Park and Branch 306 Legion. In 1978, they moved to Regina, where she remained active in the community, especially Lakewood Manor, Saskatchewan Genealogical Society and tracing her United Empire Loyalist roots. Betty was predeceased by her husband, James W. Coldwell, her parents, Maurice and Nora Holmes, her sister, Peggy Chapman and her grandson, Luke Storle. Betty is survived by son Bill (Marcie) Coldwell, daughter Maureen (Wilf) Holywell, son Alan (Debra) Coldwell, daughter Mavis (Wayne) Storle; grandchildren Tammie Smith, Krista Anderson, Jason Coldwell, Kimberly Engen, Colin Holywell, Dustin Storle; great grandchildren; nephews and nieces; many friends at Lakewood Manor and Heritage United Church. A Memorial service was held at Heritage United Church, Regina on Saturday, March 30, 2002 at 2:00 p.m.
- Lawrence Corr passed away at the Parkway Lodge on July 28, 2010 at the age of 87 years. He was predeceased by his parents Sulamith and Robert Corr, seven brothers: Ralph, Harley, Mart, John, Arthur, Tom, and Jim; five sisters: Laura, Christina, Mary, Marie, and Vida. He leaves his wife of 52 years, Katherine, two daughters: Loreen Corr of Weyburn, Sherrilee (Patrick) Layden of Sylvan Lake AB, four grandchildren: Sabrina (Tim) Richards of Weyburn, Robyn Layden of Weyburn, Neil Layden of Sylvan Lake, AB, and Derek Layden of Weyburn. He also leaves four great grandchildren: Jada, Graham, Shayne and Kaylee; one brother, Palmer Corr of Trossachs and one sister, Bridget Mastrocola of Montreal, PQ, as well as numerous nieces and nephews. Lawrence was born on the family farm at Tribune on November 30, 1922. In 1942 he left to work underground in the coal mines at Estevan. From there he went on to work for a rancher near Roche Percee and then in 1946 went to northern Saskatchewan to work in the bush at Big River. He began working in Alberta with a road paving company in 1956 and kept at this type of work for almost 30 years. During this time he also farmed at Tribune for many years. Lawrence and Kay moved into Weyburn in 1978 and into Bison Manor in 2004. He always enjoyed sitting in his big easy chair watching the birds and the squirrels and he also enjoyed watching his great grandchildren playing. Condolences to the family may be sent to Box 64, Weyburn, SK S4H-2J8. A private family graveside service will be held at Slager Cemetery on Saturday, August 21, 2010, with Arnold Kozak officiating.
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- Irvin Theodore. On Thursday, November 11, 1999, Irvin Theodore Daae, late of Red Deer, AB, passed away peacefully at his residence, Pine Lodge, at the age of 72 years. A funeral service was held at the Lutheran Church of Good Shepherd on November 15, 1999 at 10:00 a.m. with Pastor R. Mayan officiating. A memorial service was held Wednesday, November 17 at Trinity Lutheran Church, Torquay, SK, with Pastor P. Roellchen-Pfohl officiating. Irvin, the first child of Ingvald and Thea Daae, was born at Bromhead on March 10, 1927. He was baptized and confirmed at Torquay Lutheran Church. Irvin grew up on the farm three miles west of Torquay. He attended a country school known as Hayland School. He treasured the memories of attending this school and it was a highlight in his life when he attended the two Hayland School Reunions. Upon completing his grade 9 he helped his father on the farm. He enjoyed working with the threshing crew and had many special memories of his threshing days. In 1949 he moved to a farm three miles east of Bromhead where he farmed six quarters of land until 1961. He sold the farm and moved to Edmonton, AB, being employed with The Tube and Pipe Company. Irvin also worked for The Canadian Telegraph Line in the N.W.T. In 1965 he moved to Calgary, AB and it was at this time he developed a heart condition, spending one month in Foothills Hospital. In 1970, Irvin moved to Prince George, BC and was employed at the British Columbia Locomotive Shop. Irvin bought an acreage where he could experience and enjoy the country life he loved so much. Irvin married Margaret Butler on May 12, 1976. Margaret had a family and this family became Irvin's family. Because of Margaret's serious heart condition they sold their property and moved to Calgary in 1986. They moved to Red Deer in 1990. Irvin had an outstanding memory and would relate many memories to his family. If one couldn't remember any details about an event, Irvin could always be counted on to fill in the details. Irvin was predeceased by his loving wife and soul mate, Margaret, in May 1998; his parents, Ingvald and Thea Daae, and his sister, Evelyn Ryan. He leaves to mourn his blended family, his sister/cousin, Dr. Beatrice Ashem, Toronto, ON; three brothers, Lawrence (Lilah), Raymond (Verna), both of Torquay, and Donald (Evelyn), Calgary; and brother-in-law Arlin Ryan, Midale; as well as many nieces and nephews. Interment followed in Torquay cemetery. Pallbearers in Red Deer were his stepsons, Bob Crush, Ray, Paul, Larry, Brian and Ted Butler. Pallbearers at Torquay were his nephews, Wayne, Blair, Oran, Darwin, and Kevin Daae, and brother-in-law Arlin Ryan.
- James Robert "Bob". On Thursday, July 11, 2002, James Robert "Bob" Daer passed away at the Weyburn General Hospital at the age of 56. Bob was the fourth of six children given to his parents, John and Eleanora Daer on May 17, 1946. Predeceased by his parents, John and Eleanora, one infant sister, Helen Faye, an infant nephew and niece. Memories of Bob will be lovingly cherished by his wife Merle of eight years, two sons Craig and Cory, one daughter Shawna, two step sons, Nolan and Jason Bennett, three granddaughters: Raven, Hailey and Hannah Jamie; four step grandchildren: Alyssa, Justin, Brittany and Keenan; two brothers: Ed (Elaine) and Dave (Collette) and their families; two sisters: Dolly (Roy) Scrupps and Ann (Elmer) Olson and their families; two aunts: Helen Daer and Marie Anna Daer; one uncle, Alfred Fawcett and numerous cousins, nieces, nephews and friends. Bob received his elementary education in Colgate. He left school at a young age to work on the family farm. He also worked for local area farmers, gaining skills that became a benefit to him once he settled into farming on his own. In his earlier years, Bob held many different types of jobs. At one time there was a 'White Rose' service station that he was employed for, but later became proprietor. He worked in oilfield construction for Jerry Mainil in 1984, later obtained his welder's license and was self employed in oil field construction. In 1988 he had the opportunity to be employed by PFRA as a pasture rider. In 1995 Bob began a new type of employment and became an oil field battery operator. The oil companies changed throughout the years but he remained loy to his duties until returning to PFRA in 1999. Bob was a farmer at heart and spent his entire life on the family farm. Sometimes employment made it necessary to live in other locations, but home was always on the farm near Colgate. Bob found enjoyment in the simple things in life. He loved being on the back of a horse; he enjoyed taking in rodeos and always had time for a visit from family, friends and neighbours - the coffee pot was always on. A funeral service was held for Bob Monday, July 15 with minister Gary W. Goran officiating. Interment followed at Green Acres Memorial Gardens. The active pallbearers were: Lyle Tytlandsvik, Dale Colby, John Griep, Keith Young, Bill Claffey and Darwin Temple. All in attendance were considered honorary pallbearers.
- Hazel Ruby Viola (nee Larson) Daw of Vulcan, AB passed away September 25, 2005 following a lengthy illness at Vulcan Community Health Centre at the age of 88 years. Hazel was born on March 3, 1917 at Tribune to Alfred and Anna Larson, the seventh of eight children. Her father passed away from influenza during the influenza pandemic of 1918, leaving Anna to raise a large family on the farm during the depression years. Hazel moved to Alberta at a young age to work, where she met Thomas Alfred Daw at Gleichen, AB. They were married in 1946 after his return from overseas. They farmed for a time at Standard, AB before moving to Queenstown in 1953. They moved to Strathmore, AB in 1969 and lived there until they retired to Mossleigh, AB and then to Vulcan. Tom passed away in 1997 and Hazel then moved to Extendicare until her passing. Hazel was a loving mother to three children Alfred (Dianne) of Vulcan, Laurence (Ann) of Edmonton, AB and Patricia (Mark) Thompson of Boyle, AB, a son-in-law Rick Rabb of Grand Rapids, MN, ten grandchildren Shauna and Greg Thompson, Laura and Brian Daw, Gary, Rick and Ken Rabb, Mike, Chris and Tim Daw, three great grandchildren, three sisters Florence Bushell of Vulcan, Edith Conklin of Medicine Hat, AB, Frances Skjonsby of Weyburn and numerous nieces and nephews. Hazel was predeceased by two sisters and two brothers, her parents, her husband Tom and her daughter Linda. Funeral services were held Friday, September 30, 2005 at 2:00 p.m. at the Vulcan United Church with Sue MacDonald D.M. officiating. Honorary Bearers were Florence Bushell, Edith Conklin, Alice Wark and Norma Lewis. Casket Bearers were Greg Thompson, Brian Daw, Ken Rabb, Mike Daw, Chris Daw and Tim Daw. Internment at the Vulcan Cemetery. The family wishes to extend a heartfelt thank you to Norma Lewis, the staff at the Vulcan Extendicare and the Vulcan Community Health Centre.
- Evelyn Edith (nee Mackey) Devitt, daughter of Roy and Gertie Mackey, was born on September 16, 1922 at Colgate. Evelyn lived most of her life around Colgate and Weyburn. In 2000, Evelyn moved out to British Columbia to be closer to her family. She has enjoyed her stay out in BC, but Weyburn was still considered home. Evelyn passed away on July 9, 2004 at the Royal Columbian Hospital in New Westminster, BC. Evelyn was predeceased by her husband Jack Devitt in 1996, her son Terry in 1983 and her grandson Todd in 1968. Evelyn is survived by her daughter Dianne (Charles) Reid, New Westminster, BC; her granddaughter Janice Clegg, Red Deer, AB; four grandsons: Charles (Vivian) Reid, Winnipeg, MB, Richard (Daryl) Reid, Regina, Robbie Reid, Vancouver, BC and Robert Reid, Prince George, BC; great grandchildren: Merv and Linda, Winnipeg, MB, Jacob, Prince George, BC and Jaxson, Burnaby, BC. Two brothers: Art (Florence) Mackey and Charlie (Shirley) Mackey; two sisters: Gerry Longman and Edith Murray; brothers and sisters-in-law: Esther Mackey, Dorothy Mackey, Bruce Devitt, Helen Devitt, Archie McLellan, Oliver (Grace) Mossing and Doris Gain; as well as numerous nieces and nephews. A memorial service was held on Monday, July 19, at 2:00 p.m. from the Grace United Church, Weyburn, with Gary W. Goran officiating. Interment followed at Hillcrest Cemetery.
- Eva (nee Koszman) Bodnar Dobryden. On May 2, 2012, at the age of 99, Eva Dobryden, with her daughter Elaine at her side, peacefully gave up her last breath to go to her Lord. She was predeceased by her first husband, Mike Bodner (1970), and her second husband, Bill Dobryden (1991), siblings (and their spouses): Wasyl (1905 in the Ukraine); John; Alec (Olga), Mike (Kay); Mary (John) Hutt; Bill (Bertha) Cushman; Dorothy Sobchuk; sisters-in-law, Victoria Bodner and Mary (John) Herda; two miscarriages and several nieces, nephews & cousins. She is survived by her daughter, Elaine (Morley) Seis of Regina, granddaughters: Erin (Tyson) Brown, great granddaughter Ellie of Saskatoon; Danielle (Mike) Kontuk of Calgary; son, Lt. Col. Chris (Karen) Bodner of Winnipeg, step-grandson, James; step-daughter, Jenny (Lewis) Wiles of Regina, grandchildren: Bryce (Melissa), Jenna (Darren) of Regina, and Mitch (Joselyn) of Yellowknife; sister-in-law Ethel Koszman; brothers-in-law Steve Sobchuk & John Bodner of Mississauga; extra special niece, Aggie Herda (Bill Dickin), who was like a 2nd daughter, and many nieces, nephews and cousins, all of whom were very special to her. Eva was born on the family homestead west of Tribune on March 13, 1913. She moved to Regina in 1946 when she married Michael Bodner. She loved to garden, cook & bake, and kept boarders including many members of the Regina Pats to supplement her meager income. She loved to 'garage sale', both to attend and hold, and took great delight in finding a 'bargain', especially in antiques. She had a second marriage at age 68 to William Dobryden in (1981). Shortly thereafter, he contracted ALS and she looked after him until his death. Eva was a deeply religious person of the Ukrainian Catholic Faith, active in St. Basil's CWL for over 55 years. Thank you to all the ìangelsî who cared for her with compassion and kindness in her last days at Sunset Extendicare as arterial dementia ravaged her mind and speech, and her body deteriorated with advanced age. Thank you, too, to Dr. Lok for his excellent care of her there. Prayers will be held on Sunday, May 6, 2012 at 7:00 PM at Victoria Avenue Funeral Home, 2080 East Victoria Avenue. The Funeral Devine Liturgy will be held on Monday, May 7, 2012 at 10:00 AM at St. Basil's Ukrainian Catholic Church, 1747 Toronto Street.
- Lionel Doud passed away January 29, 2009, with his family by his side. Lionel was predeceased by his parents: Edward and Sarah Doud; his son Jody; grandchildren Cole and Nicole; his brothers: Jim, Irvin, Eddy and Dennis; Father and Mother-in-law, Henry and Veda Olson; brother and sister-in-law; Leona Doud and Vern Olson, as well as numerous aunts, uncles nieces and nephews. He leaves to mourn his wife of fifty-one years, Gladys; sons: Jim (Jean), Duane (Chris), Boyd, Faron, Guy (Debbie); daughter, Eileen (Ron); daughters-in-law, Una and Christine. Twelve grandchildren and eleven great grandchildren; sister, Chleras (Elwood) Anderson; sisters-in-law, Myrtle, Dorothy and Pat Doud, Helen (Bob) Wilson, Darlene (Bill) McEwen and Edna Olson; brother-in-law, Elmer (Ann) Olson as well as numerous nieces and nephews. Lionel Doud was born on the family farm, December 16, 1931 the fifth mouth for Edward and Sarah to feed through the dirty thirties. Lionel started school in 1938, attended for two weeks, and quit for that term, needless to say he had to continue, so he went back in the fall of 1939 till 1947. Lionel always said he had three modes of transportation to school, which was horse and cart, horseback, or run; Lionel preferred horseback. Lionel had several jobs over the years. In the fall of 1947 and 1948, Lionel pitched bundles on the threshing crew in the district. He also worked for the PFRA. In November, 1951 Lionel headed to the oil fields of Alberta, for the big money. But Lionel's heart was home on the farm, and in April, 1953 he came back to work on the family farm. Lionel had a lot of love and pride in his life with the marriage to Gladys Olson in July 1957, and had a family of six sons and one daughter; twelve grandchildren and eleven great grandchildren. Lionel bought their own farm in 1964, where he still resided at the time of his death. Lionel had a lot of passion for his farm, horses, purebred Hereford cattle, music, and all the wonderful family members, and great neighbours. He will be missed by all. A funeral service was held on Tuesday, February 3rd, 2009 at 1:00 p.m. at the Free Methodist Church in Weyburn. The active pallbearers were: Jesse Doud, Riley Doud, Laramie Doud, Cody Doud, Orry Doud and Derrick Anderson. All in attendance were considered Honorary Pallbearers. Interment was held following the service at Maxim Cemetery, Maxim.
- Dorothy Frances Durr, late of Bromhead passed away at Estevan Regional Nursing Home, Sunday, May 16, 1999 at the age of 87 years. Dorothy is survived by her husband Wilbur. Two sons, Merton (Lillian), Bromhead; Alan (Janie), Kamloops. One daughter Dolly (Cordell) Sandquist, Cobble Hill, BC. Two brothers, Alan Stewart, Vernon, BC; Lloyd (Eleanor) Stewart, Toronto. Sister Netta (Louis) Gail, Ottawa. Eleven grandchildren, Janelle, Douglas, David, Duncan, Dwayne, Jay, Alison, John, Heather, Jason and Derek. Six great grandchildren, Kaitlin, Kyle, Matthew, Justin, Samantha, Daine and Thomas. Predeceased by her parents, John and Clarissa Stewart. Dorothy was born and raised at Fairy Hill in the Qu'Appelle Valley. She attended school in the valley and in Regina. It was in Regina that she received both her teaching and music degrees. In 1935 Dorothy married Wilbur after coming from Regina to teach at the Schneller School. Wilbur and Dorothy farmed with Wilbur's bachelor uncle, Elgie Franklin Durr. Dorothy taught piano lessons as well as teaching, having a A.T.C.M. Degree in piano. She was a church organist from an early age, playing for many dances, weddings and funerals. At one time the organists in the Lutheran churches in Midale, Lac Qui Parle, Torquay and Bromhead had all been pupils of hers. She was a charter member of the Greenville Homemakers Club, serving a term on the executive of the Soo Line District Homemakers. She was Women's Director for District 1 for the Farm Union, Treasurer of the United Church at Oungre and served on the Lyndale School Board as trustee for the Radville School District. A memorial service was held at 2:00 p.m. Friday, May 21, from the Bromhead Lutheran Church where she was actively involved in the church as well as the ELW. Pastor P. Roellchen-Pfohl and Cicely McDougal officiated. A private family inurnment followed in the Bromhead Cemetery.
- Georgean Hazel (nee McAdam). On Thursday, July 12, 2001 Georgean Hazel Durr, late of Estevan, passed away at St. Joseph's Hospital at the age of 76 years. Georgean was born on April 2, 1925 at Bromhead, the youngest child of George and Estella McAdam. As a young lady she was baptized and later confirmed into the United Church and in 1982 she reaffirmed her faith at the River Jordan on a trip to the Holy Land. Georgean's memories of Bromhead church always gave her feelings of calmness, peacefulness, serenity, and the protection of God's love. She graduated from Bromhead high school and continued her education in Regina to become a teacher, returning to teach at Hamar School in the Bromhead area. On January 1, 1945, she was united in marriage with Stanley Durr. From this union six children were born and thankful that they all did not come three at a time. Rows and rows of white flags on the clothesline waving in the breezes welcomed visitors to the farm. She was involved in many community activities, Homemakers, square dancing, curling, and worked 10 years at the Estevan Public Library. In her semi-retirement years she enjoyed traveling to many parts of the world. A memorable trip was a visit to her brother's grave in Scotland. In 1996, it gave her much pleasure to see her family work together building a retirement home in Estevan. Her family, grandchildren and great grandchildren made for special times in her life. She enjoyed picnics, reunions, ball games, gardening, skating on Long Creek and baking, which filled the house with delightful aromas. Quiet times were spent reading, writing memoirs, doing crosswords, playing cards, oil painting and a challenging game of scrabble. A quote from her biography: "We attend and enjoy auction sales and although we don't always buy, it's a great day among others who've been bitten by the same bug. If we don't attend one for a while I get lonesome for the auctioneers chant." Hobbies included: collecting spoons, eggs, dolls, plates, stamps, genealogy, cups and saucers and carnival glass. After many years of collecting it gave her a feeling of pride and pleasure to be able to donate to the Souris Valley Museum for others to enjoy in future years. Georgean, Mom, Grandma, and Great Grandma will be deeply missed and never be forgotten. Her greatest pleasure was her family and our greatest pleasure is the memories she has given us. Survived by her husband, Stanley; her children, Thomas (Elaine), Estevan; Lovell (Judy), Bromhead; Louise (Ken) Kurtz, Bromhead; Lewis (Gail), Estevan; James (Brenda), Estevan; Rozann (Dale) Graefer, Bromhead; brother, Vilas (Georgina) McAdam; sister-in-law Olga (Albert) DeLong; 13 grandchildren, Angela Durr (Cory), Billy Durr, Tina (Daniel) Stepp, Jason (Kyla) Durr, Jordan Durr, Jeff (Rhonda) Kurtz, Stephen (Kristy) Kurtz, Stewart Kurtz, Dietta (Darcy) Todos, Melissa Durr (Matt), Bradley Durr, Amanda Graefer, Shane Graefer; eight great grandchildren: Brooke, Logan, Levi Stepp, Cody, Dylan Kurtz; Zachary, Mathew, Jesse Todos; numerous nieces, nephews and cousins. Predeceased by her parents, George and Estella McAdam; brothers, Lewis and William; sister, Geraldine (Bob) Friedrick; sister-in-law, Emily McAdam. A remembrance service was held Monday, July 16 at 10:00 a.m. in St. Paul's United Church, Estevan, with Rev. M. Barnabas officiating. A private family burial was held at the Bromhead cemetery.
- Wilbur George. In loving memory of Wilbur George Durr, late of Bromhead, who passed away in Estevan on July 24, 2005 at the age of 92 years. Memorial service was held Friday, July 29 at 10:00 a.m. at Hamar Lutheran Church, Bromhead. Pastor Cicely McDougall officiated. A private family interment was at Hamar Lutheran Cemetery, Bromhead. All in attendance were considered honorary pallbearers. Wilbur George Durr was predeceased by his parents, Jay and Ethelwyn Durr, wife Dorothy, sister Jessie Tannas and brother, Dwight Durr. Wilbur is survived by his loving family: Merton and daughter-in-law Lillian of Bromhead, Dolly and son-in-law Cordell of Cobble Hill, BC, and Alan and daughter-in-law Janie of Kamloops, BC. Sister Mildred Lawrence, Parksville, BC, brother Stanley Durr, Bromhead; brother-in-law Alan Stewart, Enderby, BC; sister-in-law Netta Gale, Ottawa, ON. Eleven grandchildren, Janelle, Douglas, David, Duncan, Dwayne, Jay, Alison, John, Heather, Jason and Derek. Ten great grandchildren, Kaitlin, Kyle, Matthew, Justin, Samantha, Kailey, Ryan, Daine, Thomas and Hannah. The family wishes to give special thanks to the following: the staff at Creighton Lodge, the Special Care Home at St. Joseph's Hospital, and the staff at Mainprize Manor at Midale. Thanks to Dr. Christie, Dr. Tsoi and nurses at St. Joseph's Hospital. A special thanks to Vern and Gertie Sandquist for their care and interest in Dad's well being over the past years. You have no idea how much you enriched his life. Thank you to Orsted Funeral Home, the ladies of the Hamar ELW, Pastor Cicely McDougall and to the many friends and family members who visited him. Thank you all for your cards, flowers, phone calls, visits, and wonderful food brought to the farm. Our family cannot express how much your caring supported us through this difficult time.
- Frances Noreen Durst late of Oungre, passed away Sunday, March 28, 2010 at the age of 83 years. Predeceased by her husband, LeRoy (1995); her parents, Charles and Margaret Donovan; two brothers, Charles and Chester; two sisters, Helen and Edith. Noreen is survived by her children: Lee Bukowski, Nancy Mancell (Robert), Kevin Durst (Zaphira Yacef); her grandchildren, Stacy Bukowski (Don), Erin Chambers (Eric), Brett Mancell; her great grandson, Cole Chambers; her sister, Olive Allen; her brother, Lloyd Donovan; several nieces, nephews; her dear friend, Kathy Chapman and caregiver Evafe Tuscano. Funeral mass was held Tuesday, April 6 at 2:00 p.m. from St. Mary's Roman Catholic Church, Tribune, with Fr. Gerry Bauche, celebrant. Funeral lunch was held following the mass Tuesday, April 6 at 3:30 p.m. from the Oungre Regional Park.
- Frank Levern Durst was born in Tribune on November 2, 1924. The Durst family moved to Oungre in 1929 and ran a general store and the post office from 1929 to 1993. Frank attended Lyndale school in Oungre. Frank Durst was a reflection of the community he lived in and the times in which he lived. He grew up during the 'dirty thirties' and his values were shaped by his upbringing and his experiences. He had a strong sense of community and family. He was a quiet person whose actions spoke louder than his word. Frank would let others take centre stage, while he was content to work quietly behind the scenes. Frank was a great sports enthusiast. Besides playing fastball, baseball, hockey and golf he was first and foremost an avid and skilled curler, who won many bonspiels in southern Saskatchewan. In the 1950's Frank skipped a local team which became known to many in the Oungre area as the "Four Aces." The Four Aces competed in and won numerous bonspiels. Frank's love for the game of curling was nurtured by his father Fred Durst who was known for his curling prowess. Frank and his father were instrumental in establishing the Oungre curling club in the 1950's. In addition to playing the game of curling, Frank was also a great supportor of the game, attending more than 25 World Curling Championships between 1973 and 1999. Frank farmed with his brother Leroy in the Oungre area for more than 40 years. He was the 'handyman' around the farm and was continually called upon to repair old machinery which had broken down. Frank was a strong believer in and a lifelong member of the Saskatchewan Wheat Pool. He was also an ardent supporter of the Canadian Wheat Board. Frank still maintained an interest in agricultural issues after his retirement from farming in 1989. Frank's strong sense of community was developed in part, in his capacity as the Oungre postmaster. Frank served as postmaster from 1956 to 1993. The post office was located in the General Store, owned and operated by his mother Katherine Durst. Frank knew everybody in the area as they all congregated at the General Store to 'pick up the mail' and 'get groceries.' Frank was also the local furnace repairman in the Oungre area. He was called upon many cold prairie evenings, at all hours, to venture out to repair somebody's furnace, which had 'gone on the blink.' Frank always found time to be a tower of strength for his family. He was there to lend his moral support and time whenever required. He was the glue that held the family together, always making an extra effort to organize, attend and chronicle family events. Photography was another one of Frank's hobbies and he created numerous photo albums of family events. Frank Durst was an honest and principled man. He did not make decisions hastily. He was very methodical. You could always count on Frank - he was a 'quiet constant.' Maybe that's why we were all surprised by his passing because a constant never changes. Frank leaves to mourn his extended family: sister-in-law, Noreen Durst of Oungre, his nieces: Lee Bukowski and her daughters Erin and Stacey of Chicago, Illinois; Nancy (Bob) Mancell and son Brett of Calgary, AB; his nephew Kevin Durst of Regina. His sisters: Kathryn (Fred) Groshong of Torquay; Mildred (George) Forsythe of Regina; nieces and nephews: Laurie, Lois, Lynn, Richard, Ron and Willis: one aunt, Ester Kelly of Berthoud, Colorado; several grand nieces and nephews and his best friend 'Nikko'. The Durst family would like to especially thank all those in the Oungre community who provided food and their moral support during this difficult period.
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- Roy Walter. On Sunday, June 17, 2001, Roy Walter Ellingson, late of Estevan, passed away at St. Joseph's Hospital Long Term Care at the age of 84 years. Roy Walter Ellingson was born on November 25, 1916 to William and Augusta Waddle. In 1918 his mother died, and Roy went to the States and lived with his Grandma Waddle for two years. On May 6, 1920, he became the chosen son of Elling and Hannah Ellingson of Maxim. He attended Westdale and Apollo schools, riding horseback or walking. He was baptized and confirmed in the Lutheran faith. He attended Sunday School and Luther League at Emmanual Lutheran Church. In the dry years, he helped hay in Manitoba and then started farming in 1939 at Maxim. In 1942, he married the love of his life, Anne Jorde. He broke horses to ride and drive, and he had the wildest and fastest teams in the area. He worked as a fireman at Sodium Sulphate mines in Gladmar, then for Thompsons Farms and Olah's Hog Ranch at Weyburn. In 1972 they moved to Regina and he worked at the laundry and dry cleaners and also as an electrician. Roy's hobbies were hunting, fishing, playing cards, and camping with Anne. His greatest loves were his wife Anne, his children and grandchildren, and his special friend and sister Helen. Predeceased by his birth parents, William and Augusta Waddle; his parents, Elling and Hannah Ellingson; his father and mother-in-law, Sven and Isabelle Jorde; two brothers, Ralph and James Waddle; two sisters, Lena Whitteron and Ruth Hunstad; three infant children, and one grandson, Curtis Fenwick. Roy is survived by his loving wife, Anne; daughters, Arlene Selte (Norman Peterson), Doreen (Roger) Deshambault, Marlis (Luke) Periard, Sandra (Albert) Cleasby; sons, Rodney (Carol) Ellingson, Lyle (Yvonne) Ellingson, Randy (Barb) Ellingson; sisters, Helen (Tunis) smith, Alma Lindgren; two half sisters and a half brother, Bernice Karakus, Florence Shopa, Allan Waddle; 25 grandchildren and 24 great grandchildren, and numerous nieces, nephews and in-laws. Funeral service was held Wednesday, June 20 at Trinity Lutheran Church, Estevan, with Pastor Val From officiating. Interment followed at Memorial Gardens, Estevan. All those in attendance were considered honourary pallbearers. Active pallbearers were grandsons, Brent Selte, Steven Deshambault, Kim Cleasby, Darcy Cleasby, Luke Ellingson and Wade Ellingson.
- Shirley Alethea (nee McAlpine) Erick passed away May 29, 2004. She was born May 20, 1931 in Oungre to Robert and Marjorie McAlpine. Shirley is predeceased by her brother, Wayne McAlpine; sisters-in-law, Francis Emmel and Tooty Erick; and brothers-in-law George Emmel and Joe Erick. She is survived by her husband of 54 years, Valentine Erick; her children, Rick Erick, Debra (Blaine) Frank, Keith (Anna) Erick, Carol (Carl) Kuntz; seven grandchildren Jolie (Stacy) Jeffs and Jennifer Erick, Jason and Aaron Frank, Craig and Sheena Erick, and Tyler Kuntz; four great granddaughters Jensen Frank, Taylor Hembroff, Chloe Jeffs, and Kirby Erick. She is also survived by her sisters Karen (Ron) Martin, Kathleen (Larry) Johnston, and Helen Makelki; her brothers Doug (Peggy) McAlpine, Bob (Louise) McAlpine, and Bill (Kaye) McAlpine; and her sister-in-law Dorothy Bartlett. Shirley also left behind in-laws Levine (Jim) Frank, Minnie (Vic) Miller, and Dennis (Elaine) Erick; as well as, numerous nieces and nephews. Until 1992 Shirley resided in Oungre where she was an active member in many community groups. She was a familiar face at the Oungre Regional Park where she enjoyed golfing and bowling. Shirley was an avid lover of softball and once she was no longer able to play she found time to cheer for the Toronto Blue Jays. Shirley was also a longtime member of the Oungre UCW. Her career as a librarian sparked her love for reading and increased her abilities at Scrabble and crossword puzzles. Shirley was also a keen bridge player. Although occupied by these many activities, Shirley still found time to enjoy her grandchildren and great grandchildren. During any spare time, Shirley loved to cook and bake as well as, garden and knit. Shirley and Val retired in Weyburn, where they continued to be active in the community. Shirley is loved by many and will be fondly remembered. Funeral service was held Monday, May 31 at 2:00 p.m. from Grace United Church, Weyburn with Gary W. Goran officiating. Interment will be held at Hillcrest Cemetery at a later date.
- Valentine "Fildy" Erick, late of Weyburn passed away January 26, 2012, at the age of 86 years. Valentine was predeceased by his parents Valentine and Caroline Erick; his wife, Shirley; sisters, Minnie and Francis, brothers, Dennis and Joe; brothers-in-law: George Emmel and Wayne McAlpine; sisters-in-law: Peggy McAlpine and Totty Erick. Valentine is survived by his children: Richard (Doreen) Erick, Arcola, Debbie (Blaine) Frank, Weyburn, Keith (Anna) Erick, Carlyle, Carol (Carl) Kuntz, Taber, AB and families; seven grandchildren: Jolie Erick (Mike Brodaway), Jennifer (Adam) White, Jason (Carmen) Frank, Aaron Frank (Jamie MacDonald), Craig (Marcie) Erick, Sheena (Cody) Grimes, Tyler Kuntz; great grandchildren: Chloe Erick, Sophie White, Jarrod and Chase Brodaway, Jensen Frank, Jaxon Frank, Sydney, Shaylee, Taylor Hembroff, Hayden Frank, Kirby, Ryan and Titus Erick, Kendall, Greyson, Ethan and Sadie Grimes; sister, Levine (Jim) Frank; brothers-in-law: Doug McAlpine, Bob (Louise) McAlpine, Bill (Kaye) McAlpine, Vic Miller; sisters-in-law, Dorothy Bartlett, Elaine Erick, Karen (Ron) Martin, Kathleen (Larry) Johnson, Helen Makelki as well as several nieces and nephews. Valentine Gregory Erick Jr. was born July 23, 1925; the third of six children to Valentine and Caroline Erick, on the family homestead near the Oungre area. Valentine was known to many as Fildy and in his later years preferred to introduce himself as Val. Grandpa was a man of simple needs. He was known for his work ethic and loyalty. He believed if you had a job to do, you do it right the first time. Fildy married Shirley McAlpine in 1949. Together they had four children: Richard, Deborah, Keith and Carol. Grandma and Grandpa lived on the McAlpine family farm until 1969, when they moved into a new home in Oungre.Grandpa was what you would call a workaholic. He took pride in his work and a job well done. He worked seven days a week; farming, working up North for the winter and battery operating until the late 1960’s. At that time he strictly worked in the oilfield. Grandpa was a battery operator for several oil companies — namely SunCor and TriLink. One of the perks of battery operating that Grandpa enjoyed was being able to drive nice new work trucks. He would drive from home to downtown Oungre to get the mail, maybe a one minute drive – total. Yet, many times he wouldn’t notice Grandma walking on the sidewalk, almost directly beside him. In 1992, Grandpa retired from the patch and he and Grandma moved to Weyburn. After a few years, they sold the house in Weyburn and downsized to an apartment. Every time I went to visit, I had to ask where they lived, because they so frequently changed apartments. Besides moving, Grandpa also enjoyed going to the mall and other establishments for coffee to hear the day’s news. My nieces and nephews actually thought Grandpa lived at the Weyburn Mall because that is where he could be found. Grandma and Grandpa did a little travelling following his retirement. Most notably to the Grand Canyon with Grandma’s sister, Karen and her husband, Ron. They also made several day trips for a round of golf or to the casino. Family was always important to Grandpa Fildy. He enjoyed teasing Grandma’s sisters Kathleen and Helen when they were young - threatening to make toe jam from their toes. One year he even wrapped up a Christmas surprise for them - a large box containing nothing but a pig’s tail. Fildy thought the world of his grandchildren and great-grandchildren – even though we ate all of his cookies that Grandma had stored in the freezer, shot sparrows in the new garage and borrowed his 3-wheelers and snow machines. Grandpa had a bit of a sweet tooth. Auntie Debbie always ensured there was a pie made if Grandpa was coming for supper. Grandma Shirley was an excellent baker and cook. Grandpa claimed he taught her how to cook – if the macaroni sticks to the wall, it’s done. Later in life, Grandpa developed macular degeneration which left him unable to see very well. He rarely let this slow him down. When he finally resigned to the fact he should not be driving a vehicle, he purchased a scooter to ensure he could still get downtown. He had a knack for recognizing voices, even those of people he had not seen for years. After Grandma passed in 2004, Grandpa continued to enjoy moving and going for coffee. He was always willing to go along for a ride. A couple of years ago, he travelled to Lloydminster to pick up a semi-truck. His only complaint was when riding in the semi, that whenever he went to take a sip of coffee, Craig would either speed up or slow down – saying he wore more coffee than he drank. The last few years, Grandpa Fildy’s health was up and down. He always seemed to bounce back from any illness. Because of this, he spent some time living in Arcola in a personal care home, where my daughter and I, along with my Dad and Uncle Rick, were fortunate enough to become some of his new coffee buddies. But, Grandpa felt Weyburn was home and decided to move back. Grandpa will be remembered for his strength and determination. He was a private man and was proud of his family. He didn’t believe in only participating or being a by-stander. Grandpa instilled a strong work ethic in all of us, which will be his legacy and we will dearly miss him. Prayers were held on Monday January 30 at 7:00 p.m. from St. Vincent de Paul Roman Catholic Church, Weyburn. Funeral mass for Valentine was held on Tuesday, January 31 at 10:30 a.m. from St. Vincent de Paul Roman Catholic Church, Weyburn, with Fr. Gerry Bauche, celebrant. Interment followed at Hillcrest Cemetery, Weyburn. For family and friends so wishing, in lieu of flowers, donations in memory of Valentine may be made to the Weyburn & District Hospital Foundation, Box 1416, Weyburn, SK S4H 3J9. The family of Valentine Erick would like to thank all friends and family for the consolation you gave us during this time. Thank you to the staff at the Weyburn Special Care Home and the Weyburn General Hospital who showed compassion and understanding. Thanks to those who spent time with Val, those who sent flowers and grandchildren who made special efforts to come for Grandpa to be pallbearers. Also thanks to Sheena Grimes, granddaughter, for the eulogy.
- Gordon William. On Easter Sunday, March 23, 2008, Gordon William Ernst of Weyburn passed away at the Regina General Hospital at the age of 68 years. Predeceased by his mother and father, Edwin and Emily Ernst. Gordon will be lovingly remembered by his sister, Elaine (Roger) Olson of Regina and his brother, Leonard (Carol) Ernst of Regina, niece and nephew, Kevin (Sharon) Olson and their children, Adam, Travis and Kimberly and Gayle (Mike) Will and their children, Josh and Matt; special cousins, Jerome and Bernice Ernst and Linda Tosczak, special aunt, Emmeline Tosczak, and numerous other relatives and friends. Gordon William Ernst was born on his Tosczak Grandparents' farm at Tribune. He began his education at Lorndale School and completed Grade 12 at Colgate. He then attended the University of Saskatchewan, Saskatoon for three years, taking Engineering. Gordon worked for the City of Weyburn for a number of years until he took over the family farm at Tribune. Gordon volunteered on several boards; U.G.G., Knights of Columbus and volunteered at community functions when his health permitted. He enjoyed farming and attending Auction Sales, having coffee with friends and any family gatherings. He was involved with the 4-H Club and liked to attend Hockey games. Gordon was an active Parishioner at St. Mary's in Tribune, he did Lay ministry and served as Parish Council chairperson for several years as well as being on the Executive of the Knights of Columbus. One of his fondest memories was a family trip to Ontario to visit his Ernst relatives. Gordon lived on the farm at Tribune until he retired to Weyburn in the Fall of 2002. Due to health problems, he moved from Bison Manor in August, 2007, to Tatagwa View Long Term Care Facility in Weyburn, where he appreciated the care he received and the friends he made. A Funeral Mass was held Thursday, March 27 at 11:00 a.m. from St. Mary's Roman Catholic Church, Tribune with Father Gerry Bauche celebrant. Interment followed in St. Mary's Cemetery, Tribune. Members of the Knights of Columbus served as Honor Guard.
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- Donald Gordon Forrester passed away on April 24, 2005 at the age of 56 years. He was predeceased by his parents Gordon and Edna Forrester and his in-law parents Herman and Peggy Johnson. Don is survived by his wife Donna and their four children: Trisha (Trent) Emmel of Torquay, Jennifer (Lyle) Ehrmantraut of Winnipeg, MB, Donalda (Don) Herlick of Tribune, and Lonny Forrester of Green Bay, Wisconsin; his six grandchildren: Riley, Dylan, Austin, Jayda, Tanner and Kennedy. He is also survived by his brothers: Robert (Regina) Forrester and their children, Megan and Curtis all of Bromhead, and Bryan Forrester of Bromhead. Donald Gordon Forrester was born on March 3, 1949 to Gordon and Edna Forrester. He was raised in Bromhead with brothers Robert and Bryan. For Don, living in Bromhead was a very special place, it gave him the freedom, as he would say, to "go where I wanted, do as I wanted, when I wanted". The Bromhead rink was his favorite place to be, often going on his own before school. If he wasn't at the rink, he was probably down the street at his father's Implement dealership drinking a coke. All of the hours spent at the rink would eventually lead him into Junior hockey, leaving home at age 16. Hockey took him to many places, playing with the Regina Pats, Calgary Centennials and a career highlight by winning a Canadian Championship with the Flin Flon Bombers where he played with hockey legends Bobby Clarke and Reggie Leach, as well as close friend Mike Sauter. On August 29, 1970, Don married Donna Johnson at the Bromhead Lutheran Church. They lived in the Bromhead area until the fall of 1973. Deciding to farm full-time, they purchased the Groshong farm five miles south of Bromhead. Over the years he farmed with his brothers and like his father, loved the land. During 34 years of marriage, Don's greatest joy was his family. Being blessed with three daughters, Trisha, Jennifer, Donalda and a son Lonny. He was very proud of the family that they raised, never wanting to take any of the credit, only thanking and praising Donna for what great kids they had grown to become. He was always there to support and guide them in whatever they pursued and always so proud of each and every accomplishment they achieved. As the girls grew and were married, he grew to love his sons-in-law, Trent, Lyle and Don. When each grandchild came along, he was always so excited. He thought the world of Riley, Tanner, Kennedy, Dylan, Austin and baby Jayda. They could get away with a lot at Grandpa's house. The only off-limit things were his shaver and the TV remote. They knew if they wanted something they could just ask Grandpa. During a recent family gathering, the boys were bugging him for pennies to get gumballs from the gumball machine. Rather than all that hassle, Don opened the top to the two foot gumball machine and dumped the whole thing on the carpet in front of their eyes. The kids couldn't believe it, they had just won the lottery and Don laughed for days thinking about their faces!!. Loving the girls the way he did, he had that special bond with Lonny, that only a father and son can understand. As Lonny grew, they shared that special interest-HOCKEY. He was so proud of each accomplishment Lonny achieved. Many miles were traveled to watch Lonny play hockey, from novice through playing with the Estevan Bruins for three years. He was always there in the stands, cheering him on. When Lonny moved on to play college hockey in Green Bay, Wisconsin, it was hard for Don not to be there at every game. But, through internet service, sometimes very frustrating, we could listen to the broadcasted games and when time permitted, we would travel to Wisconsin to visit him and take in a few games. Over the years many conversations were had between them on the strategy of the game and how it should be played. We all shared in many old hockey stories from Don's hockey days, sometimes hearing them over and over, but would listen, as he loved talking about them. Don loved to drive the countryside, early morning drives were routine, wasting gas, and enjoying every minute of it. He also loved his dogs and they would often be seen riding along and also enjoying it. With Don, you got what you saw. Never trying to be something he wasn't. His biggest attributes were his honesty, kindness, loyalty and his unconditional love for Donna and the kids. Don made a lot of friends over the years. When someone was his friend, they were a lifelong friend and he loved the time spent with his friends. Usually before a big hockey or football game, the call was made to friends to bet on the big game, with Don usually losing that bet. Donna suggested to him that if he was going to bet with a couple of friends, he should cover his bets by betting on the opposite team with each one. To Don that wasn't the way it was done, it just wouldn't be as much fun. Our family would like to thank all those who have helped during our time of need. We are all very touched by the support within our community and surrounding area. Thank you for your prayers, visits and abundance of food. We would like to thank Pastor Cicely McDougall for officiating at the funeral and supporting our family. Thank you to the church E.L.W. for serving the lunch, Paula Hurren for singing and Sharon Torkelson for playing the piano. (From Donna Forrester and Family.) A Memorial Service was held on Thursday, April 28, 2005 at 2:00 p.m. from the Hamar Lutheran Church, Bromhead, with Pastor Cicely McDougall officiating. Interment followed at the Hamar Lutheran Cemetery, Bromhead. All in attendance at the memorial service were considered honorary pallbearers.
- Edna Jeanette (nee Ellingson) Forrester passed away peacefully on February 22, 2005 in Estevan at the age of 92 years. Survived by her three sons: Robert (Regina) Forrester, Donald (Donna) Forrester, Bryan Forrester, all of Bromhead; brothers-in-law: Campbell (Ruby) Forrester, Estevan; Jimmy Forrester, Bromhead; sister-in-law, Helen (Andy) Bouthillette, Saskatoon; six grandchildren: Trisha (Trent) Emmel, Torquay; Jennifer (Lyle) Ehrmantraut, Winnipeg, MB; Donalda (Don) Herlick, Tribune; Lonny Forrester, Green Bay, Wisc.; Megan Forrester, Bromhead, and Curtis Forrester, Bromhead; six great grandchildren: Riley, Dylan, Austin, Jayda, Tanner and Kennedy. Also numerous nieces and nephews. Predeceased by her husband, Andrew Gordon Forrester; parents, John and Ellen Ellingson; sister, Gladys Olsen. Edna was born June 15, 1912 to parents John and Ellen Ellingson, on her grandfather's farm, 1-1/2 miles east of Bromhead. She lived in Bromhead all her life until recently being hospitalized. Edna received all 12 years of her education in Bromhead. In 1937 she married Gordon Forrester. They had three sons. During Edna's life she worked in the post office, first under the direction of Mel Vaughan for 4-1/2 years. During those years she also helped him with secretarial duties for the Village Telephone Company and the elevator companies, making $10.00 per month. She later took over as postmistress when Edna Lafoy retired and continued working there until she retired in the late seventies. Edna was a tireless worker in her community. She was president of the Red Cross when it was first organized in Bromhead in 1939, a position she held until the mid 1970's. She also canvassed for the Canadian Cancer Society and the Heart and Stroke Foundation. She served on several boards including the Bromhead Ladies Community Club, the Bromhead school district and was treasurer for the Hamar ELW for many years. During WWII Edna helped sell Victory Bonds under the guidance of Dr. James Brown and was proud that they were always first to go over the top in achieving their goals. She also served during that time on the Welcome Home Club which honored the soldiers on the return home. In the mid 1970's she was instrumental in organizing the publication of the Souris Valley history book, in which she wrote many of the stories of families who no longer lived in the district. Over the years she helped Gordon with the Imperial Oil and implement dealerships. Everyone was welcomed for a meal at Edna's even on short notice from Gordon that he was bringing home someone from the shop for dinner; you never left hungry as second helpings were 'insisted' and 'insisted' upon. She was a devoted mother, grandma and great grandma, always taking an interest in their goals and achievements. She especially loved the little ones and they in turn loved their great grandma. Edna over the years was an avid sports fan, keeping up with hockey, baseball and curling. She enjoyed the outdoors, planting her garden and flowers and working in the yard. Edna loved her 'Hamar Lutheran Church' and its congregation. She attended faithfully and was honored to receive her lifetime membership pin which she was so very proud of. In her 92 years Edna has touched many hearts with her kindness and generosity, enriched many lives with her knowledge and wisdom and has left so many wonderful memories for us all to cherish. How blessed we have been to have had this special person in our lives for so many years. Blessed be her memory.
- Livine Eleanor (nee Freidrich). On March 21, 2005, Livine Eleanore Fossum, late of Weyburn, passed away at the age of 83 years. Livine was predeceased by her loving husband of 49 years, Edwin in 1996; her parents, Walter and Ida Friedrich and siblings: Ray Friedrich, Delbert Friedrick, Viola Frey, Irene Bloor and Ronald and Elmer in infancy; and in-laws: Jim Bloor, Garth Frey, Lloyd McGugan, Annie Fossum, Alvin and Christine Memory, Harvey Fossum and Erling Tangjerd. Livine will be lovingly remembered by her family: daughter, Laurel Lynn (David) Fox of Halifax, N.S. and son, Lorne (Sharilee) Fossum of Caronport; four grandchildren: Jennifer (Eric) Dreier, Stephanie Fox (fiancé Matthew Esson), Travis and Jeremy Fossum, and great grandsons, Andrew and Devin Dreier; siblings: Mabel McGugan, Elaine Dreger, Arnold (Dianna) Friedrich; and in-laws: Mabel Friedrich, Jean Friedrick, Blanche Fossum, Vivian Meginbir, Gertie Tangjerd, Manny and Joyce Fossum, Jim and Betty Fossum; and many nieces and nephews. Livine was born in Tribune, on February 15, 1922 where she grew up with her brothers and sisters. She was a top student, very competitive, and loved to read and memorize. She would frequently quote a poem that would suit the particular occasion. Her sense of humor would also take you off guard. Skating was a favorite winter activity, often using improvised skates. Livine was even known to play hockey with the boys. During the summer when they lived at the farm they would swim and walk to the neighbors. Although she was raised to believe in God, at age 11, while attending Bible Studies, she asked Jesus to become the Saviour of her heart. From that day forward she desired to honor God with her life. She became a life long student of the Word of God. After high school she attended Bible college in B.C. for 2 years. When she returned to the prairies, a long time friend, Edwin Fossum, was returning from overseas. They were married on June 29th, 1947 and Livine began her life as a farmer's wife. She became involved in the local church, taught Sunday School, supported the missions group, and offered hospitality to many. Her children, Laurel and Lorne, were taught to know God. She faithfully read Bible stories to them each night and prayed with them. Sunday School and summer camp were an important part of their lives. They were enrolled in Christian book clubs and encouraged to listen to Christian radio broadcasts. The young people of the community were frequent visitors to her home. In 1973, Lorne's missionary pen pal from Africa, Trevor Fossum became a part of her home and family. She was a strong believer in Christian education and provided the opportunity for her children and grandchildren to attend Christian schools. She loved her home, enjoyed her large garden and was often found coaxing a tree to grow. She also enjoyed her neighbors and friends. In 1981, Livine and Ed moved to Weyburn where they made many new friends while continuing to nurture their old friendships. She hosted Bible Studies in her home and supported the Youth Centre ministry as well as being involved in church. The unlimate joy of her life at this time of her life was to spend time with her grandsons and she also enjoyed weekend visits from her Maritime granddaughters who were attending Caronport High School. In 1996, following the death of her devoted husband of nearly 50 years, Ed, she relocated to Legion Towers. Despite her personal grief and loneliness, she once again started a weekly Bible study. She also thoroughly enjoyed the Bible Study and fellowship of the ladies at the weekly Salvation Army Home League. While she was hospitalized after her recent fall, her desire was only that the Lord's will be done in her life. When she realized that her heart might not be strong enough to go through the surgery to fix her broken hip, she told the doctor not to worry - that she was 'ready to die'. As the doctor said to Laurie, "What a remarkable lady." Even in her final moments she was a profound witness to those with her in her room. As she passed from this earthly life into the presence of Jesus, her family witnessed the calm assurance and peacefulness of an unshakeable faith. Funeral service was held Friday, March 25, at 2:00 p.m. from Silver Heights Bible Church, Weyburn, with Capt. Raelene Russell officiating. Her son-in-law, David Fox lead the singing and read special tributes from her grandchildren. Musical selections were sung by Loretta Hansen, Paula Hurren, Brent Hansen and Marilyn Hunstad, and her niece, Janice Stuart gave the eulogy. Interment followed in Dravland Cemetery, Oungre. Pallbearers were: Walter Friedrich, Oscar Friedrich, David Friedrick, Ed Friedrick, Wes Memory and Pete Stuart.
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- Michael Henry. On Tuesday, August 22, 2000, Michael Henry Geib, late of Oungre, passed away at Souris Valley Extended Care Centre at the age of 88 years. Predeceased by his parents, Michael and Dellie Geib; brothers and sisters: Matthew, Clinton and Clifford (twins), Milton and Mildred (twins), Alice Russell, Ruth Minard, Bessie Cameron, Marjorie Pollock; brother-in-law, Selmer Fonstad; as well as several nieces, nephews, grandchildren, brothers and sisters-in-law. Michael is survived by his loving wife of 51 years, Ann of Oungre; his children: Donna (Richard) Tuchscherer of Medicine Hat, AB and their children: Jason (Hali) Tuchscherer and Jeffrey Tuchscherer all of Medicine Hat; Jim Geib of Oungre and his children: Michael and his son Brett Michael of Leduc, AB; Lori Geib and her daughter MacKenzi Ann of Leduc, AB; Lorne Geib of Oungre; daughter-in-law Kim Geib of Leduc; AB; brother Martin (Christie) Geib of Manitowaning Island, ON; sister Dorothy Fonstad of Estevan; sisters-in-law: Dorothy Geib of Oungre; Mabel Geib of Saskatoon, as well as several nieces, nephews, sisters and brothers-in-law. Michael Henry Geib was born May 11, 1912 on the family farm in the Hoffer/Oungre area on Sec. S.E. 5, R2, Tp 14, W-2nd in the R.M. of Souris Valley. Michael attended Murray Smith country school near Hoffer, half a mile from his home. He built a new house on the farm in 1962. Michael loved farming, carpentry and welding. He had many hobbies, such as fishing, curling, reading, and dancing. He enjoyed all animals and spending time milking the cows. He loved playing games with his family especially his grandchildren, and having a cup of coffee with friends and neighbors. On October 20, 1948 Michael married Ann Margaret Harty at the Roman Catholic Church in Sedley. Three children were born into their family, Donna, Jim and Lorne. Michael was a member of the Knights of Columbus and a life time member of the Knights of Columbus, Tribune Council. Prayers were said Thursday, August 24, at 7:30 p.m. from St. Mary's Roman Catholic Church, Tribune, with Mary Ann Seitz Lay Presider. The funeral mass was held Friday, August 25 at 11:00 a.m. from St. Mary's Roman Catholic Church, Tribune, with Father Francis Hengen Celebrant. Interment followed in Zion Cemetery, Hoffer. All those in attendance were considered to be honorary pallbearers. The active pallbearers were: Jake Makelki, Bryan Fonstad, Jason Tuchscherer, Jeffrey Tuchscherer, Michael Geib and Lori Geib.
- Carl August. On Thursday, July 7, 2005, Carl August Graefer, late of Estevan, passed away peacefully with his loving family surrounding him at the Estevan Regional Nursing Home, at the age of 90 years. Carl is survived by his loving wife of 56 years, Esther, of Estevan and their children Dale (Rozann) Graefer, Bromhead; Ingrid (Don) Toews, Fort Qu'Appelle; Duane (Cheryl) Graefer, Tribune. Ten grandchildren: Jason Toews, Regina; Chad Toews, Regina; Amanda (Brad) Bohnet, Olds, AB; Michael (Laurie) Toews, Regina; Shane Graefer, Winnipeg, MB; Shelan Westling, Weyburn; Jessica Toews, Regina; Pamela Graefer, Torquay; Erin Graefer, Weyburn; Andrew Graefer, Weyburn. Two great grandchildren, Teagan Westling, Weyburn; Drew Bohnet, Olds, AB. Also, many special nieces and nephews also survive him. Carl was predeceased by his parents Fred and Margaret (nee Thorogood) Graefer; one brother Albert (Bertha) Graefer; half-brother, William (Edith) Praill; brothers-in-law, Arthur (Gladys) Bergum; Len (Rachel) Bergum, his wife's parents, Anton and Inga Bergum and step-mother, Esther Bergum. Carl married Esther Bergum on May 22, 1949. They lived in Bienfait, while Carl worked at the Briquette Plant and then moved to Torquay where they raised their family. Carl farmed in the Tribune / Bromhead area from 1952 until 2003. In 2004, he received the "Century Family Farm Award" for farming the homestead for 100 years in the Graefer name. Carl loved being with people. He enjoyed working for Sask. Crop Insurance for 15 years and going to auction sales for most of his life. As an avid coin collector, he always had a special coin to give away. Community service gave him an opportunity to work with people and make a difference in the world around him. Carl was on the Torquay Council for 35 years and served on the Estevan Health Region Board, as well as numerous other boards and committees. Carl struggled with ill health the last few years and moved in to the Estevan Region Nursing Home in October, 2004. He is no longer in our lives, but will always be in our hearts. The funeral took place on Monday, July 11, 2005, with Pastor Kathleen Schmitke, Trinity Lutheran Church, Estevan officiating. Interment took place at Torquay Lutheran Cemetery.
- Duane Floyd Graefer was born on October 20, 1955 to Carl and Esther Graefer. He was a baby brother for Dale and Ingrid. Duane grew up in Torquay where he attended Torquay school and spent a year at the Comp in Estevan. Duane was not really fond of school, so at age 17 he joined the workforce beginning his 35 year career in the oil patch. He started working at Schindel & Bazin in Estevan then moved to Medicine Hat, AB for a year. He also spent some time working in the potash mine in Allen. Duane moved back home to start farming. On September 23, 1978, Duane married his soulmate Cheryl MacKenzie. They lived in Estevan where their three daughters Shelan, Pam and Erin were born. In October 1986, they moved to their farm south of Tribune. Two weeks later their son Andy was born. Duane continued to farm with his brother Dale. They farmed together for 30 years. Over the years, Duane worked for many different oil companies, such as, Sawyer Construction, Shell Oil, and Merlin Skjonsby, to name just a few. It was through his working years that he met and made many friends. We were forever hearing him say, "Oh ya, that guy, I used to work with him." Duane worked winters with his friend and neighbor, Ivan Herlick, at Schindel & Bazin in Estevan until 2004 when Ivan and John Adderley began their company Lynco Construction in Midale. Duane was there from day one and worked there until the present. It was while working there, he became known to everyone that worked with him as "Dewey". On September 30, 2003, his first granddaughter Teagan was born. On July 14, 2006 his second granddaughter Camryn was born. Recently on August 22, 2007, his third granddaughter Kara was born. His grandchildren meant the world to him and he was always shopping for things for them, like 4-wheelers, always asking if he could get a better deal if he bought three. His wife, children, and grandchildren meant everything to him. His eyes would light up when they came into the room or he got a phone call from Teagan. Duane answered to many things, such as, Graef, Graefer, Dewey, Weiner Dog, Slim and Big Guy to name a few, but his favorite of all was Papa. Duane lived everyday of his live to the fullest. He never wanted to spend a day at home just sitting around doing nothing. There was always places to go and people to see. If you met Duane and became his friend, you were his friend for life. He brought joy and laughter wherever he went, always finding the funny side in any situation. We have been blessed to have him in our life and he will be forever missed. Duane was predeceased by his father, Carl Graefer, grandparents; Anton and Esther Bergum; maternal grandmother, Inga Bergum and grandparents; Fred and Margaret Graefer. Duane leaves his best friend and wife of 29 years, Cheryl; his daughters Shelan (Curtis) Westling and their family, Teagan and Camryn; Pam (Brad) Groshong and their daughter Kara; Erin (Dale) Pretty; his son Andy (Trish Woods); his mother, Esther Graefer; a brother Dale (Rozann) Graefer and their family; a sister Ingrid (Don) Toews and their family; his in-laws and family as well as numerous nieces, nephews, cousins and many, many friends. Duane passed away on Monday, December 24, 2007 age 52 years. The funeral service for Duane was held at Zion Lutheran Church, Weyburn, on Saturday, December 29, at 1:00 p.m. with Rev. Murray Halvorson and Marjorie McLeod CLA, officiating. A private family interment was held at Hillcrest Cemetery, Weyburn.
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- Bernhard R. On Tuesday, April 30, 2002, Bernhard R. Hansen, late of Weyburn, passed away at the age of 88 years. Predeceased by his parents, John and Dina Hansen; infant sister Evelyn Violet; sister, Anna Hagen; brothers-in-law: Victor Melby and Olaf Hagen; nephews: David Tangierd, Troy Hansen, Tim Melby and Normann Melby in infancy; niece Debra Hansen and uncle Adolf Gronvold. Bernhard is survived by his loving wife, Hazel Hansen of Weyburn; daughter, Joyce (Gary) Harper of Arizona; son, Robert (Roseanne) Scheske of Colorado; daughter, Jeanne (David) Vaughn of Arizona; daughter, Jacquie (Vince) Dobson of Arizona; grandchildren: Natalie Harper, Trent and Courtney Scheske, Michaela Vaughn, Dustin, Daniel, Hallie and Kelsi Dobson; his sisters and brothers: Edith Melby, Myrtle Hansen, Clarence Hansen, Clara Tangjerd, Johnny Hansen, Lloyd Hansen, Evelyn Hansen and Palmer Hansen; as well as numerous nieces and nephews. Bernhard R. Hansen was born in the Oungre district October 30, 1913 the eldest son of John and Dina Hansen. He attended public school at Dravland School, high school in Hoffer and Estevan. He spent one year at Outlook College. He received his teacher's certificate from Moose Jaw Normal School and later taught at Maxim, Apollo, Hazenmore and Duff. He returned to university in Saskatoon to major in mathematics and education. He attended National College in Chicago and received a N.D. and D.C. degree and practised in Vancouver, BC and New Westminster, BC for a time. He returned to farming in the Oungre area and continued that until retirement in 1973. Bernhard was a member of the Radville school unit for ten years. He also spent much time as a board member of the Beaubier Co-op and worked many years with the Beaubier Credit Union. He was a Wheat Pool committee member and joined the farmers' march to Ottawa in 1959. In 1981 Bernhard married Hazel Scheske in Arizona. He spent winters in Arizona and summers in Canada. Bernhard did a lot of travelling to New Zealand, Australia, Hong Kong, Tokyo and many more places. He will be lovingly remembered by all he knew and loved. Funeral service was held Friday, May 3 at 2:00 p.m. from Zion Lutheran Church, Weyburn, with Pastor Peter Walker officiating. Rhonda Trueman gave the eulogy and Tom, Brett, Sandra and Paula Hansen sang "In The Garden." All in attendance were considered to be honorary pallbearers. The active pallbearers were: Wayne Hagen, Palmer Melby, Larry Hansen, Robert Scheske, Lorne Tangjerd and Clifford Hansen. A private family burial will take place at a later date.
- Evelyn Delores (nee Erickson) Hansen. On September 2, 2008 after living life to the fullest and with her husband of over 57 years by her side, Evelyn passed peacefully into the arms of her Heavenly Father. She came into this world on May 26, 1924 the 4th of 8 children born to Elsie & Ray Erickson. Most of her childhood was spent on a farm South West of Lake Alma. At age 20, she moved with her dad & sisters to Modesto, CA. She remained in the U.S. until her marriage to Johnny in San Francisco on November 25, 1950. They returned to Saskatchewan the following March in the middle of a blizzard. In Evelyn's own words: "It was quite a change for me after living in California but when you love someone, you will go to the ends of the earth with them". Johnny & Evelyn farmed for over 40 years near Oungre and retired into Weyburn in 1993. Their home always had the welcome mat out & a full pot of coffee on. She liked nothing better than to be surrounded by family & friends - particularly those who enjoyed a rousing game of Skipbo! Evelyn's love for family & friends was surpassed only by her love for Christ and her life was a testimony to her faith. She was predeceased by her parents, her brothers - Raymond & Meryl Erickson, a sister Inez Long & her precious first grandson - Troy Hansen. Remaining to celebrate her life are her husband Johnny; their 5 children & spouses - Larry & Ellen Hansen, Rhonda & Ken Trueman, Lorna Hansen, Don & Esther Hansen, Joel & Lelia Hansen; 9 grandchildren - Sheri (Jeff) Raknerud, Clayton Hansen, Dana Barrand, Erin Barrand (Lance Roberts), Jeff Hansen, Andrew (Jessica) Hansen, Rebecca Hansen, John Hansen & Tanner Hansen; 1 great grandson - Kaden Raknerud; 3 sisters - Opal McCracken, Joyce Geesey, Norma (Paul) Bell; 1 brother - Don Black. She also leaves her sisters-in-law & brothers-in-law - Edith Melby, Clarence & Vera Hansen, Harold Tangjerd, Evelyn Hansen, Lloyd & Lauretta Hansen, Palmer & Marg Hansen; special cousins Wes & Lois Erickson, Gail & Ross Olson and Cheryl & Keith Young as well as numerous nephews, nieces, other cousins & friends. The Funeral Service was held on Saturday, September 6, 2008 at 1:00 p.m. at the Silver Heights Bible Church, Weyburn with Pastor Harley Porter officiating. Interment took place in Dravland Cemetery, Oungre.
- Myrtle Johanna Hansen passed into the presence of her Lord at Luther Care Communities in Saskatoon on Thursday, September 1, 2005 at the age of 93 years, 10 months. Myrtle was born near Oungre, on October 31, 1911. She was baptized in the Lutheran Faith on December 7, 1911, and confirmed on April 17, 1927. Myrtle attended public school at Dravland School, and after spending two years helping out on the family farm, she received her high school education at Estevan Collegiate, Hoffer High School and Lutheran Collegiate Bible Institute in Outlook. She received her teacher's training at Moose Jaw Normal School in 1930-31. Myrtle taught in various schools throughout southern Saskatchewan before embarking upon a 23-year career at L.C.B.I. High School in Outlook. Myrtle lived in Outlook for 50 years and was an active member of Bethlehem Lutheran Church and the Church Women's Group. Her faith was the center of her life. For the many years Myrtle lived in her own home she always had a large garden and loved to entertain family and friends with her great cooking. She was also great at canning and preparing jams and jellies. In December 2003, she moved to the Palisades Intermediate Care Home in Saskatoon and in March 2005, as her health deteriorated, she moved to the Luther Care Communities' Nursing Home in Saskatoon. Myrtle is survived by two sisters, Edith Melby and Evelyn Hansen; four brothers, Clarence (Vera), Johnny (Evelyn), Lloyd (Lauretta) and Palmer (Margaret); sister-in-law, Hazel Hansen; brother-in-law, Harold Tangjerd; and 14 nieces and 18 nephews. She was predeceased by her parents, John and Dina Hansen; brother, Bernhard; brother-in-law, Victor Melby; sister and brother-in-law, Anna and Olaf Hagen; and sister, Clara Tangjerd. A funeral service was held in Myrtle's honour on Monday, September 5, from Zion Lutheran Church, Weyburn, at 11:00 a.m. with interment in Dravland Cemetery near Oungre.
- Ole Alvin. It is with sadness the family announce the peaceful passing of Ole Alvin Hansen at the Weyburn General Hospital at the age of 86. He is survived by his wife of 57 years Evelyn; children, Carol Hansen (Ron Korinetz), Darlene (Brian) Molberg, Brenda (Mike) Kaytor, Lorna Hansen, Sherry (Tim) Rollins and Gary Hansen (Shawn Goritz); grandchildren, Trevor, Chris and Kelsey Uhl, Keri Devin and Janine Molberg, Brianne and Megan Kaytor, Michael & Justin Evans, Alicia Michelle and Sara Rollins, Angela Goritz, Lucinda Harris and Kimberley Goritz-Hansen. He is also survived by his brother, Palmer (Tillie) Hansen and sister, Jennie (Clifford) Hanna; sister-in-law, Julia Hansen; brothers-in-law, Harold (Ruth) Pederson, Henry (Della) Pederson, Arnold Pederson and many nieces and nephews. On July 23, 2005 when Carol married Ron, Dad inherited two more grandchildren Rhonda (Todd) Durand, and Denise (Marc) Ferre, and five great grandchildren Emily, Chloe and Noel Durand, Madison and Sophia Ferre. Ole was predeceased by his parents Carl and Marie Hansen; his brothers John (Viola) and Carl, sisters Gladys (Clarence) Torgunrud, Helen (Ray) Steiro, Myrtle (Art) Clauson, Marie (Henry) Temple, Ann (Art) Shelstad, son-in-law Allan Uhl, brother-in-law Gilbert McAllister, Orville (Evelyn) Perderson and several nieces and nephews. He was born October 17, 1918 in the Maxim area and later moved to the Lac Qui Parle area. He married Evelyn Pederson and they raised six children on their farm north of Torquay. Dad and Mom farmed for over 50 years. He was also a bus driver for 13 years, all of us and many of our cousins had the pleasure of riding the bus Dad drove. He always had a great love for sports. In his early years he enjoyed playing softball and later took up curling and golf. He also had a passion for watching the Blue Jays play ball, and followed the curling events on TV. Dad had a love for music, singing in various groups over the years and was always up for a good game of Rook. His funeral was held on Tuesday, September 6, at Zion Lutheran Church in Weyburn. Interment was at Lac Qui Parle Church.
- Violet May (nee Stronge) October 2, 1921 - January 26, 2011 was born in Colgate, Sask, the daughter of George and Louisa Stronge. Her youth was spent on the farm near Colgate and she attended the Colgate School. After completing her education, she remained in the area helping out on the family farm. Violet joined the Royal Canadian Air Force in July of 1942 at Regina and was stationed first in Yorkton and later in Prince Rupert, B.C. During the years she was stationed in Yorkton, Violet met a young man from Wales, named Emrys (better known as Welshie) Harris who was working at the Yorkton Airport in the early years of World War II. On August 2, 1944 Violet and Welshie were united in marriage in the Saltcoats United Church. Welshie and Violet lived most of their married lives in their wartime house on First Ave in Yorkton. Violet sold the house to her granddaughter, Connie, when she moved into Fisher Court in August 1997 and resided there until the fall of 2008 when her health failed and she was moved to the Yorkton & District Nursing Home. Violet was a member of St. Andrews United Church and the United Church Women (U.C.W.). She was also a member of the Royal Canadian Legion from 1970 to 2001. An avid gardener, Violet enjoyed not only sharing the fresh produce with family and friends, but freezing and canning those fresh vegetables as well. She also did a lot of crochet work and knitting for her grandchildren and great-grandchildren as well as knitting toques for the newborn babies at the Yorkton Regional Health Centre. Violet will also be remembered for her wonderful baking, especially her favourite Christmas cake. Her grandchildren will remember the wonderful care packages that Gramma always sent home with them. Violet always had time to stop for a cup of tea when friends and family would stop by her home and always had a plate of cookies to serve visitors. Some of Violet’s other hobbies included reading, playing cards, playing T.V. Bingo, going to dances with Welshie and listening to music. Violet and Welshie also enjoyed travelling, especially a memorable trip with their daughter, Joan to England and Wales. Violet also went on a bus trip to Nashville and enjoyed visits to B.C. to visit her son and his family there. Violet was always very proud of her children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren for their many accomplishments in life. If one of her family members was out with her - she always made sure to introduce them to everyone in the room Violet was predeceased by one sister in infancy; a sister Florence, in youth; her father George; her mother, Louisa; her husband, Emrys; her sister-in-law, Edna (Gordon); her sister-in-law, Kaye (Bill); her brother, Bill; her sister-in-law, Irene (Elmer); and her brother Elmer. Violet loved her family and will be missed by her children, George (Sylvia) of Yorkton, Gordon (Jean) of Cranbrooke, B.C., Mary (Ken) of Yorkton and Joan (friend, Dennis) of Surrey, B.C.; her Grandchildren, Jason (Lori), Shawn (Karen), Kailyn, Wendy (Darcy), Connie (Doran), Malcolm (friend Amy); her Great-grandchildren: Brodie, Kadie, Brielle, Brooklyn, Adria, Karissa and Breen. Violet will also be missed by her brother, Gordon (Jean) of Weyburn, numerous nieces, nephews and friends. Funeral Services will be held on Monday, January 31, 2011 at 11:00 a.m. from the Chapel of Christie’s Funeral Home. The interment will follow in the Yorkton City Cemetery.
- Erling. Born in Ambrose, North Dakota on December 30, 1908, Erling Haugland was the sixth child of Helleck and Aasne Haugland. His parents had left Norway in 1900 for life in the New World. They originally immigrated to North Dakota, but land became available north of the border in Canada, so the family moved to the Mount Green district of Saskatchewan to homestead when Erling was three months old. Erling attended Schneller School. Like most of the boys in pioneer families, his school days were short as hands were needed on the farm. One of Erling's favourite duties was to chauffeur his younger sisters to school using their beloved horse Kate and the buggy. Although he didn't have much formal schooling, beloved to read and was considered the family historian. In the early 1920s the family was able to purchase land northwest of Bromhead and by 1926 had built up some of the buildings on NW 9-3-13. Some of the family, including Erling, moved from the old farm so the girls (Ann, Signe and Ida) could go to high school in Bromhead. While pioneer life was a difficult struggle, Erling always spoke happily of his childhood. One of his memories was of his paternal grandmother visiting from North Dakota. He remembered she always had a container of peppermints and would take him on her lap and treat him to a candy. Erling, like his brothers and sister Ann, did not marry. He and Einar took over the running of the family farm north of Bromhead. They lived there with Ann until 1981 when Einar's declining health demanded they move to Estevan, at which time they sold their farm to members of the Daae family. "The Boys" loved their farm life and were both endowed with their father's talents to make and fix things. Erling particularly liked working with wood and became a talented carpenter. During his retirement his interests turned to collecting, restoring and sometimes even building gramophones and stationary engines. Erling and Einar not only farmed together but were very close friends. Erling was a devoted brother to Einar and Ann. When Einar passed away in 1986 it was a difficult adjustment for him. Erling was a member of Hamar Lutheran Church in Bromhead and of Trinity Lutheran Church in Estevan. Erling was gifted with a fine bass voice and, like all of his siblings, enjoyed music. In his earlier days, he often sang with his sisters Signe and Ida at social gatherings, and as well, sang in the Bromhead and Torquay choirs. The long winter was made more enjoyable by spending hours at the Bromhead curling rink, where Erling skipped his own rink and won his share of bonspiels. Family picnics and fishing at Mainprize Park were favourite summer Sunday activities. He exhibited extraordinary patience in unsnarling lines, baiting hooks and answering countless questions put to him by his nieces and nephews. Another summer pastime was playing horseshoes. He also loved to attend threshing bees and to browse through historical museums. His nieces and nephews were entertained with his remembrances of 'the good old days' whenever they were in his company. In 1998, when it became impossible for Erling to live on his own, he moved into Creighton Lodge. Two years later, the Estevan Nursing Home became his residence until his passing on November 21, 2003, at the age of 94 years and 11 months. He is survived by his sister Ann of Etevan; brother-in-law Odel Hammer of Moose Jaw; nephews: Reg Hammer of Saskatoon, Trevor Hammer of Jumping Pound Lake; nieces: Audrey Chomyk of Edmonton, AB, Carol Best of Estevan, Kathy Hedegard of Estevan; and cousins in the U.S. and Norway. He was predeceased by his parents, brothers Knut, Olaf and Einar; sisters Margit, Signe and Ida, and nephew Harvey MacIntyre. He is well loved. Blessed be his memory. A memorial service will be held Friday, June 11, 2004 at Hamar Lutheran Church, Bromhead at 2:00 p.m.
- Clare Hedegard, of Estevan, passed away peacefully at St. Joseph's Hospital on Monday, September 13, 1999 after a short battle with cancer. Predeceased by his parents, Jens and Mary Hedegard, he will be lovingly remembered by Ida, his wife of 55 years, daughters Carol (Best) and Kathy, son-in-law, Gene Best, grandchildren Holly and Nathan Best, sisters Laurine Farmer and Doris Preddy, brother-in-law Charles Preddy, nephew Larry Preddy, nieces Gail Farmer, Beverly Kennedy, Dianne Fahlman and Susan Yea; also, brothers-in-law Erling Haugland and Odel Hammer and sister-in-law Ann Haugland and numerous relatives and friends throughout Canada, USA and Norway. Clare Edward was born December 14, 1916 in Bromhead, SK, the second child of Jens and Mary Hedegard. He was one of Doc Brown's babies as his birth required assistance. In 1919, land was purchased a mile and a half south of Bromhead and they moved to what became the family farm. This was the beginning of Clare's farming career. He always told his daughters that he had farmed for 50 years so he must have started at a young age! Growing up on a prairie farm gave him a love of nature and the outdoor world which remained a vital part of his character his whole life. Clare and his sisters, Laurine and Doris, explored the prairie landscape and shores of Long Creek, enjoying swimming in the summer and skating in the winter. They attended Hamar school in the district, their modes of transportation being horse and buggy or by foot. By the stories he recounted, walking was the most usual way of getting to school and often through much snow and hardship! He was a well-loved member of a large extended family consisting of aunts, uncles and cousins. There were many get-togethers out at the farm or in town at Uncle Tom's or Aunt Ellen's. Clare completed his schooling in Bromhead, graduating with his Grade 12. As a young man, he enjoyed playing baseball and hockey with the Bromhead teams. He farmed with his father and in 1944 married Ida Haugland, also of Bromhead. They purchased the farm from Clare's parents in 1946. That year their first daughter, Carol Elaine, was born. The birth of Kathryn Ann in 1950 completed their family. Clare took an active part in his community serving on Hamar Lutheran church council (where he was also baptized and confirmed), Lyndale school board representing Hamar school district, South Bromhead telephone company, Torquay Credit Union, Sask. Wheat Pool, The CCF and later the NDP, plus various agricultural committees. He continued to enjoy the outdoors, especially hunting and fishing. He was a long time conservationist, a life member of Ducks Unlimited and a subscriber to and supporter of Nature Saskatchewan. As a farmer, he was always alert to the flora and fauna around him. Many a duck's nest was moved to save it from destruction by his machinery. Clare and Ida retired from farming in 1973 and purchased their present home in Estevan. Retirement was a joy to Clare. He immersed himself in golfing, curling and bowling. He and Ida joined Trinity Lutheran church where they were active in the choir for many years. Clare enjoyed the activities and friendships these brought. A memorial service was held at Trinity Lutheran Church, Estevan, Friday, September 17 with Pastors Paul Sartison and Val From officiating. Interment of ashes followed at Hamar Lutheran Cemetery, Bromhead. It was Clare's wish to have his ashes placed at the foot of his father's grave. His final resting place overlooks the land he walked as a boy and farmed as a man.
- Ida (nee Haugland) Hedegard slipped from life, gently and quietly, in the early morning hours of Saturday, July 12, 2003 at St. Joseph's Hospital in Estevan, after a sudden, short illness. A memorial service was held at Trinity Lutheran Church in Estevan, on Friday, July 18. Ida is survived by her daughters, Carol (Eugene) Best, Estevan; Kathy Hedegard, Estevan; brother, Erling Haugland, Estevan; sister Ann Haugland, Estevan; grandchildren, Holly Best, Toronto, ON; Nathan Best, Vancouver, BC; brother-in-law, Odel Hammer, Moose Jaw; sisters-in-law, Doris (Charles) Preddy, Estevan; Laurine Farmer, Victoria, BC; numerous nieces, nephews and cousins. Predeceased by her husband Clare Hedegard; parents, Hellek and Aasne Haugland; brothers, Knut, Olaf and Einer Haugland; sisters, Margit MacIntyre, Signe Hammer; brothers-in-law, Charles MacIntyre and Harry Farmer. Ida was born Ida Katherine Haugland on September 11, 1914, the youngest child of Hellek and Aasne, who were Norwegian immigrants homesteading in the Mount Green district south of Bromhead. As the baby of a family of eight, Ida always said she got off lightly as far as farm and household chores were concerned. She attended Schneller School and later the school in Bromhead when the family relocated to a new homestead north of town. Often brother Erling drove the younger children to school with the horse and buggy, however, when Ida attended school in Bromhead, she had to drive herself and she said she hated doing that and would rather walk the two miles to school. The Hauglands were a musical family and enjoyed house parties with their neighbours. Ida was blessed with a lovely soprano voice and she, brother Erling and sister Signe loved to sing together. Later she sang in church choirs in Bromhead, Torquay and Estevan. Her daughters remember she sang and whistled her way through huge baskets of ironing and other household tasks. On December 12, 1944, Clare Hedegard and Ida Haugland were married in Moose Jaw. After a short honeymoon at Provost, AB, they settled down on a farm 1-1/2 miles south of Bromhead. Two daughters were born: Carol Elaine in 1946 and Kathryn Ann in 1950. Although life on the farm meant the work was never finished, she loved her life. It broke her heart to leave and move to Estevan in 1973. Gardening was a passion for Ida. It seemed she could entice any seed or plant to sprout and flourish. Her houseplants were an especial joy. African violets were always in full bloom on her tables. Ida was a devoted wife and mother and life was centred around her family. We all remember the tasty meals she prepared, but she, modestly, never considered herself to be a very good cook. As a young girl, Ida was confirmed at Hamar Lutheran Church in Bromhead. Her faith was always an important part of her life. She was a member of the LCW at Hamar and later the ELCW at Trinity Lutheran in Estevan. In her retirement years, she spent many hours knitting baby sweaters for Lutheran World Relief layettes. As well, Ida loved to read, do crossword puzzles and was a lifelong baseball fan, cheering on the Cardinals in the early years and more recently the Expos and Jays. These interests helped her to get through some lonely days in the past four years since Clare passed in 1999. We cherish her memory. We would like to thank the doctors and staff at St. Joseph's Hospital; Pastor Kathie Schmitke, Anita and the choir, the pianist and organist, and the ELCW ladies at Trinity Lutheran; the staff at Orsted Funeral Home, Larry Preddy for giving the eulogy. Above all we thank our wonderful friends and relatives who lovingly offered support as we mourned the passing of our dear mother and grandmother. - Kathy, Carol, Gene, Holly and Nathan.
- Joseph. It is with great sadness that on October 16, 2008 Joseph Herlick suddenly passed away. Joseph was predeceased by his son Bradley, parents Anthony and Mary Herlick, father and mother-in-law Leroy and Ruth Hunstad, brother Frank Herlick, sister Veronica (Elmer) Furho, brothers-in-law Ted Koszman and Lionel Hunstad, sister-in-law Jean Thompson. Joseph is survived by his loving wife of 47 years, Betty Herlick, children: Ron (Deb) Herlick and family Shandel, Devon, Tyson; Lorrie (Doug) Ashworth and family, Venessa, Natasha, Patricia, Deirdra; Donna (Bill) Axten and children Robert, Amanda, Christopher; Don (Donalda) Herlick and family Tanner, Kennedy; Dianne (Ray) Dee-Herlick and family Dustin, RJ; Darcy (Nikki) Herlick and family Taylor, Brooke, Darien; two sisters Anna (William) Koszman, Bertha Koszman, sisters-in-law; Christine Herlick and Karen Hunstad; brother-in-law Al Thompson; and numerous nieces and nephews. Joseph was born on November 30, 1933 on the homestead quarter which is located just 2 miles south of his farm. He attended Greendale School, completing his grade 8. He stayed at home to farm with his dad. After the passing of his father in 1956 he continued to farm and have a cattle operation, but worked on the oil rigs for the winter months. He bought his first tractor in 1960, an 830 John Deere. He actively farmed with his brother Frank Herlick for many years until the sons became more involved and then they spread out on their own. It is fair to say that Joe lived his life doing what he loved to do. Joe's health declined over recent years and he eventually endured two bypass surgeries, the last of which was in February of this year. He defied the odds and had what turned out to be eight more months of life on the farm and in the community. Joe will always be remembered for his smile, his sense of humor, and his joking around with family and friends. Prayers were held at St. Mary's Catholic Church, Tribune on Sunday, October 19th, 2008 at 7:00 p.m. The Funeral Mass was held at St. Mary's Catholic Church, Tribune on Monday, October 20th, 2008 at 11:00 a.m. with Father Gerry Bauche celebrant. All of Joseph's grandchildren were Pallbearers. A private family interment followed at Tribune Cemetery.
- Rikki Lee Herlick, precious daughter of Joe Ann and Ivan Herlick, big sister and friend of Robyn, Tracy and Jesse, died tragically on June 12, 2003, at the age of 16. Rikki was involved in so many things. She worked very hard to achieve a black belt in karate. The "Rikki Herlick Memorial Trophy" has been instated to be awarded to those who follow and achieve the high standards for hard work set by her example. She reached the rank of sergeant in Air Cadets at Estevan in the #31 Wiley Mitchell Squadron where her dream was to learn to fly and become an engineer and design planes. At school she was involved in everything. Rikki loved to read and go for rides on her horse, Sham. She painted beautifully insightful pictures, wrote amazing prose and poetry, and loved to play games with her family. As a big sister, she took the time to teach her brother and sisters what she thought they needed to know, never let them give up on anything, and provided them with a wonderful example to follow. Rikki Lee Herlick will, forever, be lovingly kept in the hearts of her mom, dad, sisters and brother, along with her grandparents, aunties, uncles and cousins. She will remain an inspiration to friends, classmates, teachers and to all whose lives hers touched. Rikki will also be missed by Ivan's sister Shelley and Garnet Hansen, children Toni and Tyrel, and sister Brenda and Michael Semeniuk, children Brandon and Megan. Also by Joe Ann's mother, Fran L'Ecuyer and brother-in-law Cecil Morrison and children Paul (Janet) and Dale, sister Shirley and Tom Koole, sister Regina Voght and children Dawn, Tyson, Joey and Adam, brother Kane and Viola Anderson and son Colby, sister Ruth and Allan Skretting and children Shari, Shane, Trevor and Desaray, sister Suzan and Larry Draho and sons Ryan and Christopher, brother Frank and Sandra L'Ecuyer and child Sidney and sister Janie and Tate Boersma. Memorial celebration was held Monday, June 16, at 1:00 p.m. from the Oungre Memorial Regional Park, Oungre. Master of ceremonies was Garth Dedora.
- Earl Allan "Buddy" Hewson. On Saturday, October 2, 1999, Earl Allan "Buddy" Hewson, late of Weyburn, and formerly of Oungre passed away at Souris Valley Extended Care Center, at the age of 76 years. Predeceased by his parents, Albert and Lola Hewson; brothers, Warren and Bobby Hewson; and sisters: Della Domstad, Verna Redderman and Buehla Vickary. Buddy is survived by numerous nieces and nephews. Funeral service was held Wednesday, October 6, at 2:00 p.m. from the Hamar Lutheran Church, Bromhead, SK with Pastor Paul Roellchen-Pfolh officiating. Interment followed in the Lutheran cemetery, Hoffer, SK. The active pallbearers were: Walton Eddy, Dennis Melby, Don McNeil, Frank Durst, Lloyd Hansen, Johnny Hansen and Don Buck.
- Alphonse Hoffart late of Weyburn, passed away on November 10, 2002 at the age of 85 years. Alphonse was born to Ignatz and Anna (Brandt) Hoffart on April 15, 1917 on the family farm south of Bromhead. He went to Knoxsville school until the age of 15. He quit school to work to help his parents support the family. He was sixth child of what became a family of 20. The family spoke only German in the home. The family later moved southwest of Tribune. He married Rose Kuntz on October 19, 1948 at Tribune. Alphonse and Rose were blessed with seven children. He was a farm labourer, carpenter for Ed Zackrisson and Swertz Construction, section man for the Canadian Pacific Railways. He worked several years as a mechanic at the garage in Tribune for Fred and Charlie Preddy, Emil Porth and Gary Ness. In 1977, Alphonse bought the garage calling it Al's 385 Service and working there for the next 20 years. Many family members have his carpentry work to remember him by, whether it is cupboards in their house, furniture, shelves or knick-knacks. He loved playing cards - especially cribbage, loved music and would try to play any instrument, cutting hair, I'm sure a lot of people can say he cut their hair at least once. He was a Legion member. He enlisted December 1942 in Royal Canadian Army and spent time in England, Germany, Holland, France and Belgium. After being wounded twice, Alphonse left the army in November 1945. Alphonse was baptized in the Roman Catholic Church and was a member of the Knights of Columbus. Alphonse was a quiet man with a big, huge heart. He loved to watch his boys play hockey when they were young and driving his daughters to sporting events. Family always came first. He also loved his quiet times alone, away from his busy family whether it was hiding in the car sleeping or listening to hockey and baseball games on the radio, or picking saskatoon berries or fishing. In 1948 they lived on the Kuntz farm southwest of Tribune, in 1950 they moved to a house in Tribune and on February 14, 1999 he retired to Weyburn and in July 2001 was moved to the Weyburn Special Care Home until his passing. Predeceased by parents, Ignatz and Anna Hoffart; brothers, John, Roy, Anton, Frank, Stephen, Ambrose, Jack, Casper and Fred; sisters, Elizabeth, Magalena, Veronica, Elisabeth and Hedy; parents-in-law, Harry and Elizabeth Kuntz. Alphonse leaves to celebrate his life, wife of 54 years, Rose, Weyburn; daughters, Betty (Don Dorsey), Regina, Carol (Dwayne) Leslie, Weyburn, Cindy (Don Bourassa), Weyburn; sons, Dennis (Val) Saskatoon, Donald (Robyn), Lloydminster, Jerome (Charlene), Yellow Grass, Ronald (Annette Jacquin) Tribune; grandchildren, Rob Hoffart, Edmonton, AB, Beth (Laramie) Eyben, Vermilion, AB, Taylor and Drew Hoffart, Saskatoon, Brayden and Logan Leslie, Weyburn, Preston Hoffart, Yellow Grass; one great grandaughter, Brittany Eyben, Vermilion, AB; brothers, Henry and Faltine Hoffart, Weyburn, Ignatz (Bev), Vancouver, BC, Paul (Irene), Chilliwack, BC, one sister, Ann Sauvie, Vernon, BC, sisters-in-law, Louise Hoffart, Weyburn, Florence Kopeck, Tribune, Vivian Kuntz, Tribune; brothers-in-law, Ralph (Evelyn) Kuntz, Airdrie, AB, Matt (Barbra) Kuntz, Weyburn; several nieces and nephews. Prayers were held on Wednesday, November 13, 2002 at 7:30 p.m. from St. Vincent de Paul Roman Catholic Church, Weyburn. Funeral mass was held on Thursday, November 14, 2002 at 2:00 p.m. from St. Mary's Roman Catholic Church, Tribune. Interment followed at St. Mary's Cemetery, Tribune. Active pallbearers were Dallas Locken, Glen Walkeden, John Tuchscherer, David Pattyson, John Witkowski, Ron Herlick. All in attendance were considered honorary pallbearers.
- Faltine Hoffart late of Weyburn, passed away Sunday, February 20, 2005 at the age of 75. Faltine was born October 16, 1929 south of Bromhead. He started his schooling at "Knoville School" south of Oungre. In 1937 when Faltine was eight years old he moved to Tribune and finished school at "Slager School". Later moving to Weyburn to live with his brother Henry, and finally ending up in Souris Valley. Faltine worked for CN and CPR. He was a hard and reliavle worker. He worked there until retiring at the age of 60. He enjoyed playing softball in his younger years, while later years he liked to play golf. Faltine kept his automobiles up date and was a brother who would do anything for you. He was always there when he was needed and will always be remembered as a quiet and generous person. Predeceased by his parents; Ignatz and Anna, as well as numerous brothers and sisters. Faltine is survived by two brothers; Paul (Irene) Hoffart of Chilliwack, B.C. and Iggy Hoffart of Vancouver, B.C.; one sister, Anne Sauvie of Vernon, B.C; sisters-in-law, Rose and Louise Hoffart of Weyburn; as well as numerous nieces, nephews, relatives and friends. Honorary pallbearers were everyone in attendance. The memorial service was held Thursday, February 24, at 10:30 a.m. from Fletcher Funeral Chapels, Weyburn, with Father Gerry Bauche officiating. Interment at St. Mary's Cemetery, Tribune.
- Henry Jacob Hoffart passed away Monday, January 13, 2003 at the age of 78 years. Henry was born June 6, 1924 on the homestead farm. He was a part of a large family, having 13 brothers and six sisters. Henry was predeceased by his parents Ignatz and Anna Hoffart; as well as 10 brothers and five sisters before him. Henry will be sadly missed and lovingly remembered by his three brothers; Paul (Irene) of Chilliwack, BC; Iggy (Bev) of Vancouver, BC; and Faltine of Weyburn. One sister Anne Sauvie of Vernon, BC; sisters-in-law Rose and Louise Hoffart of Weyburn. As well as numerous nieces, nephews, relatives and friends. A funeral service was held Friday, January 17 from St. Vincent de Paul R.C. Church. Father Albert Schmitz presider. Henry's pallbearers were Todd Persson, Dwayne Leslie, Jerome Hoffart, and Don Bourassa. Interment followed at St. Mary's Cemetery, Tribune.
- Rose (nee Kuntz) Hoffart Gaab, late of Weyburn, passed away November 30, 2012 at the age of 84 years. Rose was born to Harry and Elizabeth Kuntz on May 9, 1928. The Kuntz family lived in the Slager district southwest of Tribune. Rose and her siblings attended Slager School. Easter 1948 Rose became engaged to Alphonse Hoffart. Rose and Alphonse were married October 19, 1948. They lived on the Kuntz farm until 1950 when they moved to Tribune. Alphonse and Rose were blessed with seven children. Rose was very busy raising her seven children. She was involved with the CWL, Legion Auxillary, South East Regional Library Executive, Birthday Club, and the Home and School. Rose was a councillor for the Village of Tribune and was involved with SUMA for 20 years. Alphonse and Rose moved to Weyburn in 1999. Alphonse moved to the Weyburn Special Care Home in 2000. Rose visited Alphonse daily until his passing in November 2002. In 2003 Rose moved to Bison Manor where she met many new friends. One in particular was Peter Gaab. Rose and Peter were married in October 2007. Rose and Peter enjoyed each others company until Peter was hospitalized in July 2012, at which time Rose moved to Tatagwa View. Peter passed away October 2012. Rose remained at Tatagwa View until her passing. Rose was predeceased by her husband, Alphonse Hoffart; her parents, Harry and Elizabeth Kuntz; brothers, Anton, Matt (Barbara); sister, Florence (Vic) Kopeck; grandson, Taylor Hoffart; parents-in-law, Ignatz and Anna Hoffart and several brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law, as well as second husband, Peter Gaab. Rose leaves to mourn her daughter, Betty (Don Dorsey); son, Dennis (Val) Hoffart and their son, Drew; son, Donald (Robyn) Hoffart and their children, Rob and Beth (Laramie) Eyben and their daughter, Brittany; son, Jerome (Charlene) Hoffart and their sons, Preston and Colby; son, Ronald (Cindy) and their children, Zach, Chance, Andrew and April; daughter, Carol (Dwayne) Leslie and their sons, Brayden and Logan; daughter, Cindy (Don) Bourassa and their son, Noah; brother, Ralph (Evelyn) Kuntz; sister-in-law, Vivian Kuntz; brother-in-law, Paul (Irene) Hoffart; sister-in-law, Anne Sauvie, several nieces and nephews and Peter’s family, Dolores, Delmar and Dale and all their families. Prayers were held Monday, December 3 at 7:30 pm from Fletcher Funeral Chapels. The funeral mass was held on Tuesday, December 4 at 10:30 am from St. Vincent de Paul Roman Catholic Church, Weyburn. Interment followed at St. Mary’s Cemetery, Tribune. Active pallbearers were Glen Walkeden, John Tuchscherer, David Pattyson, Ron Herlick, Raymond Kuntz and Dallas Locken. Eulogy was read by grandsons, Drew Hoffart and Brayden Leslie and mass readings were read by Janice Ashworth and Dolores Herring
- Lionel Harvey. It is with great sadness that his family announces the passing of Lionel Harvey Hunstad on Saturday, March 9, 2002 at his home with family present. Lionel was born April 8, 1939 at his grandparents' home in the Maxim district, to Ruth and Leroy Hunstad. He attended Pepper School, Westdale School, Apollo School and Colgate School. On October 27, 1961, he married Karen Louise McNeil at the Immanuel Lutheran Church in Maxim. They started a family in 1962 with the birth of Curtis, Wendy in 1962, Lynn in 1967 and Coreen in 1974. He worked on rigs and then at the Weyburn Hardware in 1961. In the spring of 1962 they moved to their present homestead. In 1990 he began his battle with cancer. Our loving memories of Dad are his kind words, his smile and the twinkle in his eyes. He had a special bond with the grandchildren, especially the babies. Mom and Dad were seldom seen apart. Their marriage of 40 years is inspirational and was celebrated on October 27, 2001 with immediate family. The grandchildren will sadly miss his whisker rubs and his strict but fair ways. They will treasure their memories close to their heart. During the winter months he enjoyed to curl men's and mixed league in Lake Alma. Woodworking was a passion which found its way into many homes. Selling Watkins gave him the opportunity to visit with many family and friends. In the summer months he enjoyed playing softball (and coaching), slo-pitch, golf, watching, feeding and listening to the birds, and playing cards with family and friends. He took great pride in maintaining the Immanuel Lutheran Church and cemetery. Farming, cattle and sheep brought great enjoyment to him. He was baptized and confirmed in the Immanuel Lutheran church northeast of the homestead. Predeceased by his mother, Ruth Hunstad and by one sister, Jean Thompson. Lionel is survived by his loving wife, Karen Hunstad; his children: Curtis (Cathy) Hunstad of Wynyard, Wendy (Lorne) Ereth of Midale; Lynn (Brennan) Zackrisson of Tribune and Coreen (Jason) Uytterhagen of Lake Alma; his grandchildren: Meghan and Dylan Hunstad; Tony, Felicia and Shelby Ereth; Jessica, Christina, Colby and Tyler Zackrisson; Hannah, Alex and Clair Uytterhagen; his father, Leroy Hunstad; one sister, Betty Ann (Joe) Herlick of Tribune; one brother-in-law, Al Thompson; as well as numerous nieces, nephews and cousins. Funeral service was held Tuesday, March 12 at 1:00 p.m. from Zion Lutheran Church, Weyburn, with Pastor Cicely McDougal officiating. Interment followed in Immanuel Lutheran Cemetery, Maxim. All those in attendance were considered to be honorary pallbearers. The active pallbearers were: Ronald Herlick, Darcy Herlick, Donald Herlick, Marlin Thompson, Kenny Thompson, Cary Thompson and Marty Thompson.
- Ruth Evelyn (nee Waddle). On Monday, March 8, 1999, Ruth Evelyn Hunstad, late of Weyburn, passed away at the age of 83 years. Predeceased by her parents, Bill and Augusta Waddle; two brothers: Ralph and Jimmy Waddle; one sister Lena Whitteron; adopted parents, Mary and Elling Ellingson; adopted brothers: Joseph and Edwin Ellingson; and two grandsons: Bradley Herlick and Allan Thompson. Ruth leaves to mourn her husband of 62 years, Leroy Hunstad of Weyburn; her children: Lionel (Karen) Hunstad of Lake Alma, and their children: Curtis (Cathy) Hunstad, Wendy (Lorne) Ereth, Lynn (Brennan) Zackrisson, Coreen (Jason) Uytterhagen and 11 great grandchildren; Jean (Al) Thompson of Weyburn, and their children: Marty (Bernice) Thompson, Marlin (Jeannette) Thompson, Kenny (Karen) Thompson, Cary Thompson and five great grandchildren; Betty Ann (Joe) Herlick of Tribune, and their children: Ron (Deb) Herlick, Lorrie (Doug) Ashworth, Donna (Bill) Axten, Don (Donalda) Herlick, Dianne Herlick, Darcy Herlick and 13 great grandchildren; one brother, Roy (Annie) Ellingson of Estevan; one sister, Alma Lindgen of Estevan; two half sisters: Bernice and Florence; one half brother, Allan Waddle; as well as many nieces and nephews. Ruth was born August 26, 1915 northeast of Tribune on the family farm. Her mother died in 1918 giving birth to twins. She then went to Kramer, North Dakota to live with her uncle and aunt. After a short while she came back to Saskatchewan and was adopted by Mary and Elling Ellingson at an early age. Her adopted family consisted of two brothers, Joseph and Edwin. She took her schooling at Temple school, walking to and from school most of the time but occasionally she would catch a ride with the Douds on their buggy. At home she was a real chore girl, hauling grain and hay, milking cows and caring for other livestock. She went to work for Harry and Alma Hunstad where she met Leroy. They were married on November 13, 1936 and together they worked for several different farmers. In 1937 they moved to the Carlson farm where they lived and worked very hard for years. Never did you see one without the other. Ruth always had a fresh baked cake for all birthdays and was always ready to lend a helping hand whenever needed. Her winters were spent quilting, making several from her own design. Company was always frequent at the farm and they never left unfed. A meal was hussled up in no time and there was always enough for extras. The coffee pot was always on and everyone knew it. Ladies Aid was always special and the Emmanuel church yard was high on her volunteer list, so it was always kept trim. Ruth loved gardening and any outdoor work, but once the grandchildren came along, they became a priority. She kept track of anything that went on in the community, like weddings, funerals, birthdays and anniversaries. Her health started failing and this required a move to town. In October 1996, Ruth was moved to Souris Valley Extended Care Centre where she was content and comfortable. Funeral service was held Friday, March 12 at 2:00 p.m. from Lake Alma Lutheran Church, with Pastor Martin Olson officiating. Interment followed in Emmanuel Lutheran Cemetery, Maxim, SK. All those in attendance were considered to be honorary pallbearers. The active pallbearers were her eight grandsons: Curtis Hunstad, Marty Thompson, Marlin Thompson, Kenny Thompson, Cary Thompson, Ron Herlick, Don Herlick and Darcy Herlick.
- Mary (nee Koszman). On Wednesday, January 20, 1999, Mary Hutt, late of Weyburn, passed away at Souris Valley Regional Care Center, at the age of 91 years. Predeceased by her parents, her husband John; two daughters: Eva Hutt and Jeanette Bocian; three brothers: Alex Koszman, Mike Koszman and John Koszman; and a grandson, Gregory Bocian. Mary is survived by one daughter, Anne (Harry) Sobchuk of Lang; two sons: Henry (Marge) Hutt of Tribune; and Jim (Elaine) Hutt of Weyburn; one son-in-law, Tony Bocian of Weyburn; 17 grandchildren and 25 great grandchildren; one brother, Bill Cushman of Regina; two sisters: Eva Dobryden of Regina; and Dorothy (Steve) Sobchuk of Regina; as well as many nieces and nephews. Mary was born May 15, 1907 in Tribune. She attended Greendale School and had a strong religious upbringing, and was very involved with the church. On May 6, 1926 she married John Hutt at Tribune. They homesteaded west of Tribune, where they lived until moving to Weyburn in 1972. Mary enjoyed sewing, gardening, flowers, writing poetry and stories, canning and baking. She entered her flowers in many horticultural shows. She also helped cater with different community groups for local functions. She boarded priests, nuns, teachers and children going to catechism. In the early years she had church services and she also sewed vestments for the priests. After they moved to Weyburn she boarded several RCMP. Mary and John celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary in 1976, and last year Mary celebrated her 90th birthday. Prayers were said Friday, January 22 at 7:00 p.m. from Fletcher Funeral Chapel, Weyburn. The funeral mass was held Saturday, January 23 at 10:00 a.m. from Blessed Trinity Ukrainian Catholic Church, Weyburn, with Father Basil Obarianyk officiating. Interment followed in Holy Family Cemetery, Tribune. All those in attendance were considered to be honorary pallbearers. The active pallbearers were her grandsons: Gene Sobchuk, Dennis Sobchuk, Michael Bocian, Vladimir Bocian, Andrew Bocian, Mervin Hutt, Jonathan Hutt and Brent Hutt.
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- Marilyn Martha (nee Ward). It is with great sadness we announce the passing of Marilyn Martha Jalbert (nee Ward). She passed away Monday, March 26, 2012 at the age of 62 years. Predeceased by her parents Lloyd and Martha Ward, Marilyn is survived by her loving husband, Maurice; daughters, Michelle Jalbert (Bob Leedham), Marnelle (Gary) Perras, Malinda Jalbert (Paul Rivera) all of Calgary and Marcie (Kurt) Schmidt of Moose Jaw; grandchildren, Aidan Leedham, Joshua, Isaac and Ella Perras, Maisie Rivera, Sam and Katie Schmidt; her brother, Brian (Donna) Ward; nephews and niece. Marilyn was born December 17, 1949 in Weyburn and was raised on the family farm near Colgate. Marilyn had a happy childhood on the farm where she learned to drive a tractor before anything else and was quite athletic enjoying both school and community sports. After high school she attended the Reliance School of Business in Regina and got her first job as a stenographer at Souris Valley in Weyburn. She married Maurice Jalbert August 10, 1968, they settled in Weyburn where they had four daughters. They moved to Regina in 1981 where Marilyn continued working as a home maker, seamstress and child care giver. Marilyn also worked for Prairie Advertising for a number of years. Marilyn was a talented seamstress sewing clothes, dance costumes and dolls. She was an avid gardener and also enjoyed knitting, cooking and baking. Marilyn valued honesty, hard work, integrity and above all her family. Her loyalty, commitment and dedication continue to be a source of strength and pride for her family. She died with dignity after a hard fought battle with cancer. This terrible disease took her life but not her spirit. A Celebration of Marilyn’s Life will take place Friday, April 20 at 2:00 PM from the Hotel Saskatchewan, Regina.
- Margaret (nee Wilson) Johnson late of Weyburn passed away on Tuesday, November 2, 2010 at the age of 95 years. Margaret was predeceased by her mother & father, Edward and Lydia Wilson; her husband, Mervin Johnson and her step-mother, Margaret Wilson. Margaret will be lovingly remembered by her children, Allen (Marilyn) Johnson of Creston, BC, their daughters, Melanie (Leo) Bugera and their daughter, Meagan; Shannon (Jack) McNaughton and their sons, Connor and Camden; Duane (Sherrelle) Johnson of Tribune and their children, Janalyn, Lacey and Cody; Laureen (Doug) McPherson of Weyburn and their children, Dallas (Chelsey), Devin (Michelle) and their daughters, Gaia and Terra; sister, Pat McNeil of Regina; sisters-in-law, Dorothy Lyons of Neepawa, MB and Ruby Frank of Penticton, BC as well as numerous nieces, nephews, relatives and friends. Margaret was born January 12, 1915 at Jansen. After her mother’s death, Margaret, was cared for by her mother’s parents at Jansen until her father remarried. Due to her father’s employment as a banker the family moved frequently, eventually settling in the town of Tribune operating the Quality Store. She attended school in numerous locations in southern Saskatchewan, attaining her Grade 12. Her fondest memories were of living and attending school in Colgate and Tribune. She went on to obtain her Graduate Nursing Diploma at the Saskatchewan Hospital in Weyburn. Margaret started working at the Saskatchewan Hospital in Weyburn in 1938 and obtained her graduate nursing diploma in 1941. She worked at this facility until her marriage in 1942. Her last position at the hospital was running the Occupational Therapy Program where she became quite proficient in many kinds of fancy hand work which she continued to do. She enjoyed this position immensely and talked fondly of it over the years. Margaret married Mervin Johnson on November 20, 1942 at the United Church Manse in Midale. Margaret and Mervin spent many years farming and raising their family on the family farm in the Tribune area until they retired to Weyburn in 1979. Margaret and Mervin traveled on various bus tours to Eastern Canada and the United States, as well as to California and Mexico. Another highlight was traveling to various Silver Broom curling competitions held in Canada. In December of 2004 Margaret and Mervin moved to Parkway Lodge in Weyburn. In September 2010 Margaret moved to the Weyburn Special Care Home where she resided until her passing. Her houseplants were one of her many passions. She also enjoyed playing the piano, reading, knitting, crocheting, baking, collecting numerous recipes, gardening, crossword puzzles, and ceramics. Playing cards with family and friends was also something she enjoyed. And, a special highlight was playing games and doing puzzles with her grandchildren. She was also an active member of the Hospital Auxiliary Guild in Weyburn. Most of Margaret’s community involvement encompassed her church life. Margaret was the church pianist at various times at Tribune United. She taught Sunday School and was involved in the UCW. Upon their retirement to Weyburn, Margaret transferred her membership to Grace United Church where she was involved in the Lazy Daisy Unit of the UCW. She also enjoyed a lady’s bible study group which she attended weekly with friends. In her later years, Margaret enjoyed visits from her family and "Misty", her daughter’s small dog. Margaret always loved small dogs and she always wished Misty could stay with her at the home. You would always see Margaret in the constant company of her husband Mervin, and she was very lonely after his passing. She will be sadly missed by all she knew and loved. A funeral service was held on Friday, November 5 at 2:00 PM from Fletcher Funeral Chapels, Weyburn with Reverend M. Barnabas officiating. Interment followed at Green Acres Memorial Gardens, Weyburn. Pallbearers were: Cody Johnson, Dallas McPherson, Devin McPherson, Connor McNaughton, Jack McNaughton and Leo Bugera. A visitation was held on Thursday, November 4 from 7:00 - 9:00 PM at Fletcher Funeral Chapels, Weyburn.
- Mervin Laurin. On Sunday, January 11th, 2009, Mervin Laurin Johnson passed away at Parkway Lodge at the age of 93 years. Mervin was predeceased by his mother and father, Mary and Nels Johnson, brothers and sisters, Mabel, Nestor, Oscar, Gladys and Beatrice. Mervin is survived by his loving wife of 66 years, Margaret Johnson of Weyburn and their three children: Allen (Marilyn) Johnson of Creston, BC and their daughters: Melanie (Leo) Bugera and their daughter, Meagan, Shannon (Jack) McNaughton and their sons, Connor and Camden; Duane (Sherrelle) Johnson of Tribune and their children, Janalyn, Lacey and Cody; and Laureen (Doug) McPherson of Weyburn and their children, Dallas (Chelsey), and Devin (Michelle) and their daughter, Gaia; his sisters, Dorothy Lyons of Neepawa, MB and Ruby Frank of Penticton, BC; sister-in-law, Pat McNeil of Regina as well as numerous nieces, nephews, relatives and friends. Mervin was born June 1, 1915 and grew up on the family farm, which later became Oscars and eventually David Kyrylchuk's. He attended school at Lorndale. Mervin married Margaret Wilson at the church manse in Midale, Sask. on November 20, 1942, Pat Wilson (McNiel) and Willie Uhrich were bridesmaid and best man. Mervin farmed all his life on the farm at Tribune, first with his brother, Oscar and later on his own on Section 21-4-14 West of 2nd which is South 1/2 mile of his family farm. His passion was his farming, family and friends. Mervin enjoyed fishing, playing cards and loved curling. He helped build the Tribune Community Curling and Skating Rink and also the Tribune Community Hall. He curled in Tribune and Weyburn, travelling to see several Silver Broom competitions. They travelled on Bus tours to Eastern Canada and the Maritimes, as well as to California and Mexico. Mervin was a member of the Saskatchewan Wheat Pool Board, now Viterra, and served as secretary of the Tribune United Church. They retired to Weyburn in 1979 and transferred their membership to Grace United Church which they actively attended until they moved to Parkway Lodge in December of 2004. In his later years, Mervin enjoyed visits from his family and visits from "Misty", his daughter's small dog. He also enjoyed watching curling and spending time with his wife, Margaret. He will be lovingly remembered and sadly missed by all he knew and loved. Funeral services were held Thursday, January 15 at 2:00 p.m. from Fletcher Funeral Chapels, Weyburn with Rev. Barnabas officiating. Interment followed at Green Acres Memorial Gardens, Weyburn. The Pallbearers were: Donald Zackrisson, Rick Kopec, David Kyrylchuk, Michael Woodard, Leo Bugera and Devin McPherson.
- Robert. It is with heavy hearts that we announce the passing of Robert Johnson on December 13, 2012 at the age of 88 years. However, we are happy for him as we know he is now in a place of peace and joy, and he suffers no more. Robert was predeceased by his parents, Rasmus and Karen Johnson; brothers, Leonard and Herman (Peggy) Johnson; sister, Ragna (Frank) Schnell; father-in-law, Oscar (Almyra) Roysum; sister-in-law, Fern (Henry) Clausen; brothers-in-law, Lawrence Skjerdal, Omer Roysum and Sam Locken. Robert will be lovingly remembered by his wife of 64 years, Vivian and their children, Cheryl (Rick) Williams, Patty (Melwyn) Bangsund, Rod (Lyn) Johnson, Wendy (Dallas) Pederson and Kimberly (Ross) Winter; 13 grandchildren and 17 great grandchildren, Laurie (Tom) Reule and their children, Ryyan, Reegan and Abbey; Jason (Shannon) Williams and their daughter, Lily; Heidi (Steven) Delf and their children, Hunter, Jackson and Lauren; Joshua (Caitlin) Bangsund and their children, Hudson and Sawyer; Kelli (Kenton) Fredlund and their children, Peyton and Presley; Jami (Vaughn) Engel and their children, Kardin and Boston; Rob (Rebekah) Johnson; Brooke (Orrie) Gaab; Glenn (Stephanie) Pederson and their children Grace, Olivia and Huxley; Brandy (Todd) Magnus and their son, Braxton; Benji (Erica) Pederson; Austen Huber; and Brendan Hamilton; his sister, Mabel Johnson; sisters-in-law, Dolores (Duane) Larsen, Beverly Locken, Lorraine Roysum; as well as numerous nieces and nephews. Robert was born on June 14, 1924 in the Knoxville District south of Oungre. He went to school there, and began his farming career at an early age with his father and brother, Herman. In the spring of 1948 he purchased a farm north west of Oungre. On October 30, 1948 he and Vivian Roysum, from Beaubier, were married. It was here we raised our five children. In 1985 we built a new house in Weyburn, and in 2000 we moved to a condo on Coteau Ave. On October 20, 2012 Robert was admitted to Weyburn General Hospital, then to Tatagwa View where he passed away. Through all his illnesses, he was very patient and content and thankful for everything his care givers did for him. He thanked God for every new day, when he was well enough to do so. However, once a farmer always a farmer. He spent most of his time at the farm until this last year. He loved to check the fields as the grain would sprout through the ground in the spring, and wade through them in the fall when it was beginning to ripen. Checking the rain gauges was another important pass time. He and his son Rod would take a tour to every piece of land after a rainfall and check them all out. Spring calving was another enjoyable event. He would make many trips to the pastures just to watch the baby calves frolic and grow. His greatest joy was family and we had lots of family get togethers. He loved talking things over about all the farming operations and about old times with the grandboys and Rod. Robert was also involved with the community and sat on a few boards including Radville School Unit, Beaubier Co-op and Beaubier Credit Union. In his younger years he loved playing in a soft ball league at Oungre. In later years he and his friends, Lloyd Hansen, Einer Borgen and Ed Fassum enjoyed curling in the old, cold rinks in the district. They even brought home a few prizes when a bonspiel was held. A funeral service for Robert was held Tuesday, December 18 at 1:00 PM at the Weyburn Free Methodist Church, with Pastor Jody Pfeifer officiating. Interment was held at Hillcrest Cemetery. We are grateful and very thankful to you all. Active Pallbearers were grandsons, Jason Williams, Josh Bangsund, Robby Johnson, Glenn Pederson, Benji Pederson, Austen Huber and Brendan Hamilton. Honorary pallbearers were granddaughters, Louise Reule, Heidi Delf, Kelli Fredlund, Jamie Engel, Brooke Gaab and Brandy Magnus.
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- Sherry Ann (nee Frank) June 19, 1956 - February 22, 2008. It is with profound sadness the family of Sherry Ann Keen announces her premature death on February 22, 2008, with her family by her side, after a courageous 3-1/2 year battle with cancer. She was born and raised in Tribune, and attended school in Tribune and Oungre. Sherry went on to receive her Recreational Technology degree at SIAST Institute in Saskatoon. Sherry met her soul mate Michael Keen while visiting relatives in Mankota. Mike and Sherry were married on July 29, 1978 and had the loves of their lives, Tamara in 1979 and Brittina in 1981. Mike and Sherry farmed in Mankota until 2001 when they moved to Moose Jaw. Sherry enjoyed working as a Recreation Activities Director at Mankota Hospital and Extendicare in Moose Jaw. Sherry loved the residents that she so compassionately and gently cared for - they meant so much to her. Sherry had numerous hobbies including flower gardening, playing guitar, sewing, crocheting and she had a passion for dolphins. Her biggest joy in life was spoiling her two beautiful granddaughters Morgan and Madisyn. It didn't matter how poorly she was feeling, she always found the energy to spend time with her "little angels". They were her world. She is survived by her loving husband of 29 years, Michael; daughter Tamara and special son-in-law Norm Ferraton (Morgan and Madisyn); daughter Brittina and her special friend, Justin. Sherry is also survived by her mother, Reggie Frank of Kenosee and brothers Blaine (Debbie) Frank of Weyburn, Barry (Giselle) Frank of Saskatoon, Cory (Nella) Frank of Winnipeg, MB; brothers-in-law Edward (Elsie) Keen of Moose Jaw; and Joseph (Karen) Keen of Claresholm and sister-in-law, Kay (Lou) Karpick of Lethbridge, AB, and all of her special nieces and nephews. Sherry was predeceased by her father, Allan Frank in 1991, and two sisters-in-law. A Vigil Prayer Service was held Monday, February 25 at 7:00 p.m. at Moose Jaw Funeral Home, 268 Mulberry Lane, Moose Jaw. Funeral mass will be celebrated on Tuesday, February 26 at 10:00 a.m. in St. Joseph's Roman Catholic Church, Moose Jaw.
- James "Mac" Mackey Kitson passed away August 18, 2005, in Red Deer hospital, Red Deer, AB, at 87 years of age. He was predeceased by his parents, Joshua and Edith, and by a stillborn son. He is survived by his loving wife, Ruth (nee Broughton), of 53 years; his daughter Beth (Randy) Ernst and their children Stephani and Joshua, of Innisfail, AB; his son Lorne, of Estevan; his daughter Edith (Rob) McLaren and their children, Kathleen, Andrew, Laura, and Ainsley, of Red Deer, AB; and his brother Larry (Elizabeth), of Regina. Mac was born August 8, 1918, on the family farm north of Colgate. He attended Ingleford and Colgate school. He farmed for many years and later worked as an adjuster for Saskatchewan Crop Insurance. Following retirement, he and Ruth spent many winters in Texas. Mac was community-minded, serving on the village council, enjoying golf at Colgate, and working with the Weyburn Boy Scouts. In 2000, Ruth and he moved to Innisfail, Alberta, to be near their daughters. A service of remembrance was held on August 26 at Grace United Church in Weyburn, following inurnment of his ashes in the family plot at Colgate cemetery.
- Larry Charles passed away Thursday, November 24, 2011. Larry was born at Colgate, SK on February 4, 1925. He was predeceased by his parents Joshua and Edith (nee Mackey) Kitson and his brother James Mackey Kitson. He is survived by his wife of 43 years, Elizabeth; his nieces, Beth (Randy) Ernst of Innisfail, AB and Edith (Rob) McLaren of Red Deer, AB; and his nephew Lorne of Estevan. He is also survived by his extended family, Jean (Bob) Clements and Elizabeth's fourteen nieces and nephews. Larry began his teaching career in 1942 at a rural school north of Trossachs, later becoming principal at Stoughton, Lemsford, Pangman and Colgate. Larry served at Sheldon-Williams Collegiate for 23 years prior to his retirement in 1982. He taught mathematics, English and later was the boys' guidance counselor. He completed his Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Education at the University of Saskatchewan in 1953. He enjoyed his teaching years and always felt privileged to have had the opportunity to encounter so many fine and talented students in each of the schools where he taught. The many friendships he made in the classroom and the staff room were lasting and rewarding. Retirement provided time to spend with the love of his life, Elizabeth, whom he met and married in 1968. Larry enjoyed travelling and had many trips to Europe, England and Scotland. He also organized several trips within Canada to New Brunswick and Expo for students and parents from SheldonWilliams. Larry loved animals and enjoyed many walks with his pet dogs: Shaughnessy, Kintyre and Bradie. One of his missions in life was that of being a caregiver: to his Grandma Mackey, his parents, his mother-in-law, Helen M. Kidd, his Aunt Madeleine and Cameron Champ, for each of these people were very special to him. At his request he will be cremated and his ashes interred at a private family graveside service with Rev. Robert McLaren officiating. A Memorial Service will be held at First Presbyterian Church, 2170 Albert Street, Regina, SK on Wednesday, November 30 at 2:00 p.m. The family would like to thank Dr. John Alport for his kindness and also the staff at Helping Hands Personal Care Home for their care during his final days.
- Ruth Margaret (nee Broughton) Kitson, 90, formerly of Colgate, died peacefully in her sleep in Innisfail, AB on November 25, 2010. Ruth is predeceased by her husband, Mac; her parents, William and Elizabeth Broughton; her brother and sister-in-law, Tom and Kay Broughton. Ruth is survived by her daughter Beth (Randy) Ernst; her son Lorne; her daughter Edith (Rob) McLaren, six grandchildren and one great grandchild. Interment will take place at Colgate cemetery in the spring of 2011.
- Dorcas Katherine (nee Stabenow) Kittelson. On Wednesday, January 13, 2010, Dorcas Katherine Kittelson, formerly of Bromhead passed away at Estevan at the age of 89 years. Predeceased by her husband, Trygve Kittelson, son Donald Kittelson, step-son Elmer Kettelson and daughter-in-law, Darlene, her parents, Gust and Dora Stabenow; brother, Earl Stabenow; sister, Pearl Eldstrom. Dorcas Stabenow was born to Gust and Dora Stabenow on January 8, 1921 on a farm northeast of Bromhead. She had one brother and four sisters. They eventually moved to a farm north of Torquay. Dorcas attended school at Flaata four miles from the farm and later Lac Qu Parle School. Dorcas had double pneumonia when she was seven and they almost lost her, but thanks to Dr. Brown, she recovered. She spent a lot of time at Hanna's where they considered her as a daughter. On June 26, 1940, she married Trygve Kittelson, and settled on the same farm where she was born. Trygue and Dorcas had two sons, Donald and David. Dorcas spent most of her time working on the farm. Milking cows, gardening and cooking for men were her main jobs. No one came into the house without eating. Trygue and Dorcas spent many winters in Arizona and various other places with their trailers and motorhomes. Dorcas loved going to church and spent a lot of time with her grandchildren. There was usually a fight over who was going to stay and even bigger fight over who go to sit by Grandma at the supper table. She kept them amused playing cards with them. After Trygve passed away, Dorcas moved to Torquay and lived there for 14 years in the senior's home. There she had a lot of company for coffee and spent a lot of time playing cards at the 50 over club and also with Father Lucy. Special thanks to Father Lucy for all he did for Dorcas. Also thank you to Barb and Carl Elder for bringing soup and to the many people that gave rides to church and helped her out in many different ways. Dorcas moved to the Regional Nursing Home in Estevan in September 2009 and resided there until her passing. Funeral services were held Saturday, January 16, 2010 from Zion Lutheran Church, Weyburn with Pastor Cicely McDougall and Father Lucy officiating. Interment followed in Hillcrest Cemetery, Weyburn. The Active Pallbearers were: Bradley, Brent, Cory and Shane Kittelson.
- Clarence Damon Knox of Vernon, BC and formerly of Bromhead passed away on January 6, 2010 at the age of 84. He died at the Vernon Jubilee Hospital after suffering a heart attack. With overwhelming sadness his family gathered to say goodbye to their dear Dad and Grand dad only two and a half months after losing their precious Mother and Grandmother. Clarence's Memorial Service and interment were held on January 16, 2010 at the Pleasant Valley Funeral Home and Cemetery, Vernon, BC. The officiant, Brian Jackson gave a comforting service to everyone in attendance. Clarence will be forever remembered and lovingly missed by his children Lloyd (Karen) Knox, Cochrane, AB; Ken (Kandice) Knox, Cochrane, AB; Colleen Knox (Ken Sampson), Oungre; Duane Knox (Marlene McCook), Calgary, AB; Sharon Knox (Philip Meeks), 100 Mile House, BC; Donelda (Anthony) Gamage, Vernon, BC; his brother-in-law Otto (Marlene) Hvidston, Lloydminster, AB and his very precious 21 grandchildren, 12 great grandchildren, two great great grandchildren, nieces, nephews, relatives and friends. Clarence was predeceased by his loving wife Inger, his parents Damon and Edna Knox, oldest daughter Carol Williams in 1981, sister Grace (Winston) McKague, brother Lloyd (Gussie) Knox, brother Gerald Knox, sister-in-law Ruth (Mark) Makelki, brother-in-law Gunnar (Mary) Hvidston, niece Nita (Gunnar) Gunderson, great-nephew Kurt Gunderson, and nephew Keith McKague. Clarence Damon Knox was born July 31, 1925 on the family farm south of Bromhead (SE 18-1-13 W2). Clarence's grandparents homesteaded in the Bromhead area after moving from Verona, Ontario. His dad Damon filed a claim to make his own homestead in 1909. His dad Damon married his mom Edna McDougald, who had been teaching at the Knoxville school. Clarence was the third child of Damon and Edna Knox. Clarence had an older sister Grace, an older brother Lloyd, and a younger brother Gerald. Grace married Winston McKague and moved in Melita, Manitoba. They had six children. Grace died in 1964. Lloyd married Gussie Newman, then he joined the army, and was sent overseas. His only child Juanita was born after he left. He died during the Second World War in London, England and is buried just outside the city. His younger brother Gerry married and had four children. Gerry died in 2006. Clarence and his siblings attended Knoxville school. There have been many stories told of pranks and ballgames, having to walk uphill both ways in the snow, carrying a syrup pail filled with his lunch, being responsible to light the fire at the school so that it was warm for everyone and working on threshing crews in Saskatchewan and Manitoba. Clarence enlisted into the army and was stationed at Shiloh, Manitoba. He was scheduled to leave for overseas with the next troops when the war ended. This was much to his parent's relief as they had already sacrificed one precious son to the war. Lloyd's widow Gussie and their daughter Juanita lived with Clarence and his parents for a time. Clarence grew very fond of his niece Juanita. On October 6, 1948 Clarence married Inger Haldis Hvidston of Hoffer. Clarence and Inger took over the family farm that his father had homesteaded in 1909. His parents moved to Bromhead in 1947 so Gerry could attend high school, as the high school section of Knoxville school was closed. After a few years of living in the tiny house that had been his parents, the family filled the house to bursting, so they moved the old Knoxville school onto the farmyard and converted it into their newer, bigger house. They eventually filled this house with seven children, twenty-two years between the oldest and the youngest. Carol born in 1949, Lloyd in 1950, Ken in 1953, Colleen in 1955, Duane in 1958, Sharon in 1961 and then their baby Donelda in 1971. Even though the house was not big it was always filled with people, food, laughter, games, dancing and cards. As his children found partners, each person was welcomed with open arms. As his children's families grew he discovered that best role he had in life was being a grandfather. After 21 grandchildren, 12 great grandchildren, and 2 great great grandchildren Clarence still was thrilled by each new addition. Clarence loved to play whist, cribbage and bridge. He had an exceptional memory for cards, teaching all of us the humbling experience of repeated defeat. Clarence may have usually won but felt nothing but pride when his children and grandchildren could finally whip him. After 50 years of living on the same land, in 1975 Clarence and Inger sold the family farm to their oldest son Lloyd and his wife Karen and moved to BC. When leaving Saskatchewan they did not know exactly where they would end up but after looking at different communities, they picked Vernon as their new home. Duane, Sharon and Donelda were still living at home when the move was made to BC. After about a year of checking out his new surroundings, looking for what could be his new occupation, he started Sprayproof. Clarence went from the black dirt of the farm to the black tar of construction. Obviously, he was happiest working with his hands. After moving to Vernon, gardening became a love of Clarence's, and he was happy to share his harvest with family and neighbours. Clarence and Inger collected people in Vernon, just as they had throughout their life. Their prairie hospitality moved to Vernon with them. For many years they rented a cabin at Kingbaker Creek Resort on Mara Lake. Many family members and friends have a lot of good memories of fun at Mara Lake. He was a great water ski teacher, teaching anyone who showed an interest, even strangers, how to enjoy this sport. He loved being in that boat!! Tragedy struck our family on October 5, 1981 when Clarence and Inger's oldest daughter Carol died in a car accident at Bromhead. She was 32 years old, leaving behind three young children, Michael, Scott and Brianna. A parent's worst nightmare, losing a child. Clarence sold his Sprayproof business in 1990. Clarence and Inger hit the road in their motor home, traveling around Canada and the USA, including a trip to Alaska with friends. Finally they decided to sell their house and move into a condo. They continued traveling to the USA. In 1993 they took a memorable trip to England, Ireland, Scotland and Wales, visiting his brother's, Lloyd's, grave just outside London. This was an important moment for Clarence to honor his brother's memory. After lots of miles on the motor home they decided to purchase a park model home in Arizona, wintering there for two years enjoying visiting old and new friends. They stayed in the condo for their years of traveling but condo life did not agree with Clarence. After a lifetime of making his own choices, the rules of condo living were too constricting. Clarence and Inger moved back into a house where they could garden and have as many children and grandchildren come and stay for as long as they wanted. And life was good. Clarence enjoyed debating issues large and small with anyone silly enough to take him on. You never quite knew if he was debating his own side or just the opposite of you, for the sake of a good argument. He liked to keep people on their toes. He also loved kids, he loved to rock his grandbabies, and he was never too busy to spend time with the grandkids. Clarence became well known for his winemaking, to the point where if he arrived somewhere without a bottle or two of wine, people were disappointed. He loved to share not just wine, but anything he had was yours. Clarence took on a role that was different to him the last few years. He took over the housecleaning, cooking and care giving for Inger when she suffered from Alzheimers. When Inger got to the point where she could no longer live at home, Clarence sold the house as he had no interest in living there without her. He moved into an apartment in the same complex that Inger lived in, so that he could be near to her and visit her every day. Clarence and Inger were married for 61 years on October 6, 2009 and Inger passed away October 18, 2009. Who would have thought that when we gathered for Inger's funeral that Clarence would die so soon after? You could always count on "our dad" for anything. He was dependable, reliable, honest - a good man. Strong, determined and sometimes stubborn. Clarence had principals he wouldn't compromise and passed this very important trait on to his children. He taught us what was right, what was wrong, and what was really important - family. WE LOVE YOU DAD!!! The Honorary Pallbearers were all of Clarence's precious grandchildren. On behalf of the Knox family we would like to extend a heartfelt Thank you to Clarence's old neighbours, family and friends for all the flowers, cards, phone calls, visits, much needed words of encouragement, hugs and generous donations made in his memory. Dad had an excellent memory and loved to reminisce about the good old days, time spent on the farm and time shared with his much loved family, in-laws, nieces, nephews, cousins and his old neighbours and friends. He valued each person. We appreciate the good community we live in and know that Clarence also loved this community and the friendships he shared over many years. Mom and Dad had lots of good times together and with all of you.
- Inger Haldis (nee Hvidston). Inger passed away peacefully, with family at her side, in Vernon B.C. on October 18, 2009 at the age of 81. Her funeral service and interment were held on October 25, 2009 at the Pleasant Valley Funeral Home and Cemetery, Vernon B.C. The officiant, Brian Jackson, gave a very comforting service to everyone who had gathered together. Inger will be forever remembered and lovingly missed by her husband Clarence and her children Lloyd (Karen) Knox, Cochrane, AB; Ken (Kandice) Knox, Cochrane, AB; Colleen Knox (Ken Sampson), Oungre; Duane Knox (Marlene McCook), Calgary, AB; Sharon Knox (Philip Meeks), 100 Mile House, BC; Donelda (Anthony) Gamage, Vernon, BC; her brother Otto (Marlene) Hvidston, Lloydminster, AB, and her very precious 21 grandchildren, 12 great grandchildren, nieces, nephews, relatives and friends. Inger was predeceased by her parents Ole and Kristine Hvidston, oldest daughter Carol Williams in 1981, sister Ruth (Mark) Makelki, brother Gunnar (Mary) Hvidston, brother-in-law Lloyd (Gussie) Knox, sister-in-law Grace (Winston) McKague, brother-in-law Gerald Knox, niece Nita (Gunnar) Gunderson, great-nephew Kurt Gunderson, and nephew Keith McKague. Inger Haldis Hvidston was born January 27, 1928 at the Bromhead hospital. Inger was the third of four children in her family. Her parents and older brother Gunnar immigrated to Canada from Norway. Her Dad, Ole Hvidston in 1923 and her Mom, Kristina Hvidston and four year old Gunnar followed later in 1925. Joining two of her mother's sisters, Karen Johnson and Bertha Rasmussen and their families who had immigrated earlier. Inger's parents were farmers in the Oungre and then Hoffer districts of rural Saskatchewan. Her older brother Gunnar and her older sister Ruth and Inger started school at the Range View School south of Oungre. When Inger started school she could only speak Norwegian and had to learn to speak English. Her younger brother Otto was born while they lived by Oungre. Later the Hvidston family moved to a farm near Hoffer and then into Hoffer where they farmed and her Dad, Ole, delivered the rural route mail. After moving, Inger and her siblings attended school at Hoffer. Inger thought the world of her family. She was often heard saying, "My Dad was a great man." We all have wonderful memories of time spent with the Mark & Ralph Makelki, Hvidston & Knox families. With her school days behind her, Inger worked as a hired girl for the Victor Melby family by Oungre. Taking care of children and the household chores when Mrs. Melby had a baby. This is where Inger said she learned to bake bread out of necessity. This skill she honed to perfection. October 6, 1948 saw Inger marry Clarence Damon Knox at the Hamar Lutheran Church at Bromhead. A reception was held at the Hvidston farm at Hoffer. And, later a wedding dance followed at the Bromhead Hall with the Stepp Orchestra playing. Clarence and Inger still have the list of gifts given to them that night. Then off to Plentywood for their honeymoon. They settled into married life on the farm south of Bromhead in the Knoxville District. The farm Grandpa Knox had homesteaded in 1909. Their marriage was blessed with seven children 4 daughters and 3 sons. Carol in 1949, Lloyd in 1950, Ken in 1953, Colleen in 1955, Duane in 1958, Sharon in 1961, and, of course our baby Donelda in 1971. Inger was 43 when she had her last baby already a grandmother of two grandsons Michael and Scott, Carol's boys. There were 22 years between the oldest and the youngest. A lot of years packing school lunches. When her kids attended Lyndale School, or rode on George Chapman's bus, they would sometimes trade their homemade bread sandwiches to other kids for purchased bread sandwiches. Thinking what a treat! Now, her kids would give ANYTHING for one more slice of their mom's delicious homemade bread. The crust of course! Being a mother and a homemaker was Inger's calling. She placed all her energy, her love and her kindness in taking care of her entire brood of children and her husband. "Their door was always open!" Over the years many hands of whist and other card games were played late into the night with family, friends and neighbours. Rummoli being a family Christmas favourite. As the kids got older Inger counted the shoes by the door to see how many would be there for breakfast. Inger loved to feed people. She was never happy until she could feed you "something." If you drove in our yard on the farm or in Vernon it wasn't long until you were sitting at the kitchen table enjoying a slice of fresh bread a piece of Inger's famous chocolate cake, a piece of pie or some delicious homemade treat placed in front of you along with a steaming hot cup of good Norwegian coffee. No matter how many people sat at her table, Inger always "somehow" had plenty to serve. Good, ordinary food!! She never complained. After a day of hard work she would look at her family and friends proud of her accomplishments. Feeding then not only food but also her love. She poured her love into everything she prepared. This was Inger's way of loving us. In 1975 Inger and Clarence and three kids Duane, Sharon and four year old Donelda moved off the farm to Vernon, B.C. Their oldest son Lloyd & Karen took over the farm. Inger loved her new house in Vernon, proudly keeping it spotless. She settled into city life. When asked if she missed the farm she responded, "The years on the farm were good and it was a great place to raise our kids but I don't want to go back." She continued working hard gardening, taking care of her flower beds and the rose bushes she loved, canning lots of fruit and vegetables and still baking her own bread. Donelda always had lots of her friends over - sometimes without notice. When the kids showed up at the door, Inger wouldn't blink an eye. She just went to the kitchen and baked a cake or some cookies. This was her "Prairie hospitality"! Donelda's friend Franky loved to come over when the smell of fresh bread baking drifted out onto the street hoping for a slice. One day while visiting with Inger and Clarence, Franky said how sorry he was that Donelda's family was so poor they needed to bake their own bread asking for another slice. The smell of bread baking when her kids got off the school bus will always be a favourite memory. Inger always had lunch ready for her hungry kids as soon as they went through the door. Inger and Clarence were blessed with 21 grandchildren and 12 great grandchildren. Grandkids could always bring a sparkle to her eyes. Grandma's legacy will live on through all of you. She always said, "You were her favourite and when you were with her, you were her favourite!" She loved all of her grandchildren. Inger had a special bond with her youngest grandchildren Adam, Victoria & Ryan and her great grandchildren Gordan and Mykah, because they lived close to her and saw her lots. You could see how happy she was whenever they spent time together. Grandma loved all of them so much. A phone call in the middle of the night changed all our lives forever. Tragedy struck their family on October 5, 1981 when Clarence and Inger's oldest daughter, Carol, died in a car accident at Bromhead. Carol was 32 years old. Having three young children at home Michael, Scott and Brianna. A pain and suffering that never goes away. Carol will always be loved and missed by her entire family. When Clarence turned 65 in 1990, Inger and Clarence hit the road in their motor home enjoying many destinations in Canada and the USA including a trip to Alaska. After many enjoyable years of travelling in their motor home they purchased a park model home in Arizona, where they spent two wonderful winters. In 1993, they enjoyed a vacation to England, Ireland, Scotland and Wales. They made a point to visit the graveyard just outside London where Clarence's brother Lloyd was buried. For their 50th anniversary, they went to Hawaii. Inger's health started to decline, her memory slowly fading. Robbed of her memory, she learned to cover by saying she knew you were someone very special even though your name evaded her memory. She was diagnosed with Alzheimer's. Clarence cared for Inger and the house doing his best. In March 2008, Inger entered the hospital having fallen and broken a rib. From there she moved to Noric House then to Heron Grove to receive constant care. Clarence faithfully visited Inger every day. She received excellent care from the staff at both homes. Even in days when her memory was failing her and memories of the past took over, she still said "I lived my life for my kids and for my husband. I miss my parents." She also frequently mentioned her two brothers Gunnar and Otto and her dear sister Ruth, saying she missed them. In recent years Inger started calling Clarence her boyfriend and said she hoped to marry him someday. Well Inger, your dream came true as you and Clarence were married 61 years on the 6th of October Inger was a precious gift. She was a wife, a mother, a grandma, a daughter, a sister, an aunt, a cousin and a friend. Her memory will be cherished forever. Her family all loved her so much. WE LOVE YOU MOM! Pallbearers were all her Grandsons; Michael Williams, Scott Williams, Evan Knox, Nathan Lafoy, Josh Knox, Thomas Thorn, Alan Thorn, Adam Gamage, Ryan Gamage, Cody Reykjalin and Ben Lawrence. On behalf of the Knox family we would like to extend a heartfelt Thank-you to all of Inger's old neighbours, family and friends for all the flowers, food, cards, phone calls, visits, words of encouragement, hugs and generous donations made in her memory. We appreciate the good community we live in, and know that Inger also loved this community and the friendships she shared over many years.
- Kenneth Clarence Knox, of Cochrane, AB, passed away at home on Sunday, June 27, 2010 at the age of 57 years. A funeral service was held on Friday July 2 at St. Peter's Lutheran Church in Cochrane, with Rev. Rick Bergh officiating. Ken was born on May 18, 1953 in Estevan, the third child born to Clarence and Inger Knox of Bromhead. He is survived by his wife Kandice, his daughter Jenna Poulin-Knox of Montreal, Que., his two stepchildren, Ben and Maggie Lawrence, of Cochrane, AB. Ken is also survived by his brothers and sisters, Lloyd (Karen) Knox of Cochrane, AB, Colleen (Ken Sampson) Knox of Oungre, Duane (Marlene McCook) Knox of Calgary, AB, Sharon (Philip Meeks) Knox of 100 Mile House, BC, and Donelda (Anthony) Gamage of Vernon, BC., his nieces and nephews: his one uncle Otto (Marlene) Hvidston of Lloydminster, AB as well as Kandice's family and many cousins and friends. Ken was predeceased by his sister Carol in October 1981, his mother Inger October 2009, his father Clarence in January 2010, father-in-law Allan Johnson September 1991 and his mother-in-law Ella Holman in April 2009. He grew up on the farm south of Bromhead and went to school at Lyndale in Oungre where he graduated in 1971. He grew up as most farm boys did, driving tractors and trucks far earlier than was probably safe to do so, learning to hunt gophers, rabbits, pigeons, the odd skunk, a porcupine that Duane remembers took 7 or 8 shots for him to finish off. Ken also enjoyed riding their pet horse named Goldie. One incident with his brother Lloyd on the farm was when Ken was about ten or 11 years old, they decided to make a harness out of rope and they tied one of their spring calves to their mother's baby carriage. Their intention was to ride in the carriage and have the calf pull them around. The calf had other ideas and took a run at the wooden corral fence. He went between two corral rails and of course the carriage didn't fit. The rope broke and the carriage was a total wreck! Panicked over what their mother would say, they dragged the carriage down to their raft, loaded it up and dumped it in the middle of the slough. Unbeknownst to them, their mother was watching from the kitchen window. They were in serious trouble. He left home right after graduation, going up north to work on a seismic crew, which is where he learned to love cheese, and onion sandwiches, because that is all the camp gave them for a snack in between meals. It was hard work, and dangerous too. He narrowly escaped serious injury when a co-worker at the end of a shift accidentally let go of his ax, which went flying through the windshield. Ken ducked just enough to almost miss the blow but ended up with a scar over his right eye. He was an honorable person from the time he was young. One example of that was taking responsibility for being the driver of the truck when it rolled instead of allowing his date to take the blame. He went out to BC and started working for Allan Johnson with whom he became close friends and partners for more than 15 years. They started Sun Country Construction, building residential and multi-family housing throughout BC and Alberta. Ken and Kandice were married November 25, 1978 in Calgary and moved to Grande Prairie, AB. After five years, circumstances, immaturity, and stubbornness contributed to the end of a marriage but not of a love. Ken's daughter Jenna was born April 21, 1985. She lived with her mother in Montreal, Quebec, but spent most summers and many holidays with her Dad. He looked forward to her visits every year and he was so proud of her. Ken changed Sun Country Construction Company from residential construction to concrete pumping in the Canmore, Banff, Lake Louise and Cochrane areas starting in 1987. For the past 14 years his brother Duane has worked for him. There aren't many mountain roads in those areas they haven't traveled, even getting towed halfway up Lake Louise ski hill and then getting lowered halfway back down again because the road was so steep. Never afraid of hard work, they have built a reputation as reliable, consistent, fair people to work with who deliver a quality product. In their years apart, Ken was married to Morgan Munroe and became stepdad to Jenny and “Buddy” to Tristan. Kandice went on to marry Chuck Lawrence and they lived in Ontario where their two children Ben and Maggie were born. Ella and Ken had always kept in touch so when Kandice came home to tell her family she was moving west with her children, Ella wrote Ken's name down on a piece of paper, showed Kandice, and said “It's time to call him”. She did, and Ken's words to his family were “It's just like we've never been apart”. They were married again May 20, 2006 at their home in Cochrane. Everyone who knew Ken could see how happy he was and how complete his life became once they were together again. When he wasn't working, Ken loved being at home, watching old movies with Kandice and serving his family and friends a glass of wine or a cup of coffee. He was always quick to invite you over for a visit. On the night of June 27, Ken suffered a massive heart attack. He passed away and has left a gaping hole in the hearts of his family. The Pallbearers were Terry Carlson, Evan Knox, Michael Williams, Nathan Lafoy, Stuart Dick and Allan Johnson. Our Knox family is suffering; the sudden loss of Ken feels overwhelming. The following words were sent to our family by a man who was a close friend of Ken's for 23 years. We think these words also describe our feelings for our very loved brother and uncle. His friend Paul said this: I always felt Ken was a prince among men, he had the whole deal. Wise and kind, patient and reliable, a good listener, a warm friend, and a hard worker….he made it look easy to be a man. He will be deeply missed.
- Florence (nee Kuntz) Kopeck late of Tribune, passed away Tuesday, January 12, 2010 at the age of 72 years. Florence was predeceased by her parents, Harry and Elizabeth Kuntz; husband Victor in 1993; brothers, Anton and Matt Kuntz; sisters-in-law, Barb Kuntz, Elsie Kopeck, Helen Kopeck; brothers-in-law, Alphonse Hoffart, Edward, Frank, Tony, Joe, Mike, Paul and Alex Kopeck, Paul Keyowski. Florence is survived by her children: Randy (Cindy) Kopeck, Kindersley, Ken (Donna) Kopeck, Weyburn, Mike Kopeck, Tribune, Janice (Kelly) Ashworth, Oungre, Wendy Kopeck, Regina, Sue Kuchinka, Macoun, Pamela (Paul) Klein, Weyburn; grandchildren and great grandchildren: Jeremy (Robin) Kopeck and their son Cash, Charity (Trevor) McGill and their sons, Zachary and Ethan, Alicia Kopeck (Cam) and Noel Kopeck, Jason (Melissa) Kopeck, Candice (Jake) Porter, Amanda and Jerod Kopeck, Brittany, Kyle, Owen and Alexis Ashworth, Austin and Carter Kuchinka, Breanne and Brandon Klein; sister Rose (Peter) Gaab, Weyburn; brother Ralph (Evelyn) Kuntz, Airdrie, AB; sisters-in-law: Lil Keyowski, Melville, Mary Kopeck, Saskatoon, Agnes Kopeck, Yorkton, Olga Kopeck, Canora, Lucy Kopeck, Red Deer, AB, Mary Kopeck, Yorkton, Mildred Kopeck, Yorkton, Vivian Kuntz, Tribune; brothers-in-law: Orest (Beatrice) Kopeck, Melville, Nestor (Gladys) Kopeck, Melville as well as numerous nieces and nephews. Florence attended Slager School until 1948 and later Tribune School. On July 20, 1955, she married Victor and they enjoyed almost 38 years of married life. She lived in Tribune and vicinity her entire life. She loved playing cards, reading, gardening, crocheting, going to the park, cooking, baking buns and perogy making days. Special trips over the years included to Branson with Ralph and Evelyn, to Boston with Vic and Randy, to Winnipeg and Deadwood with Rose and to Minneapolis with Marlene. She was extremely proud of her children and grandchildren. She enjoyed going to all their sporting events, grads, weddings, and Church events. She also enjoyed curling early in life and later watching it in person or on TV, where she claimed "she never missed a shot." She kept very detailed daily records on calendars. In her "Date Book" she recorded family and community birthdays, anniversaries, births and deaths - it will always be a family treasure. She will be dearly missed by her family and friends. It's Vic's turn to have her back now! Prayers were held on Friday January 15, 2010 at 7:00 p.m. from St. Mary's Roman Catholic Church, Tribune. Funeral Mass was held on Saturday, January 16, 2010 at 1:00 p.m. from St. Mary's Roman Catholic Church, Tribune, with Father Gerry Bauche, celebrant. Interment followed at the Tribune Cemetery, Tribune, SK. Active pallbearers were Florence's grandchildren and honorary pallbearers were all in attendance at the service.
- Paul. On Monday, June 19, 2000, Paul Koszman late of Weyburn, passed away at the Weyburn General Hospital, at the age of 88 years. Predeceased by his parents Dymtro and Mary Koszman; first wife Olga Koszman in 1945; second wife Helen A. Koszman in 1996; sister, Kathryn Dedora in 1991; and brother Peter Koszman in 1987. Paul is survived by his children: Helen (Harry) Martin of Calgary; Pauline (Leo) Frischholz of Regina; Victor (Kim) Koszman of Weyburn; Donna (Wes) Englot of Arcola; and Cecilia (Les) Englot of Manor; 14 grandchildren: Tammie-Marie (Don), Janet-Lynne, Rob (Bonnie), Scott (Jill), Darcy (Sarah), Ashley, Nathan, Bailey-Jo, Quinton, Tyler, Tessa, Blair, Brandon and Brittany; four great grandchildren: Dillon, Chantelle, Jesse and Hannah; two sisters: Sophie Sobchuk of Estevan and Anne (Bill) Chychrun of London, ON; two brothers William (Anna) Koszman of Tribune and Ted (Bertha) Koszman of Tribune; as well as numerous nieces and nephews. Paul was born May 21, 1912 at Tribune. He took his schooling at Little Butte School to grade 8, when he had to quit to help on the family farm. In 1934 he met and married Olga Kawuza of Riceton. They farmed the home place until 1936 when they moved to Ituna where the crops were not bad. In 1937 a daughter Helen was born. The crops rusted out in 1939, so they moved south of Jasmin, only to get hailed out 100% in 1940. They then moved back to the Tribune district. Olga passed away after having a stroke in 1945. He met his second wife, Helen Malowany of Craven and they were married in Regina in August 1946. They lived on the farm six miles west of Tribune and in 1948 a daughter Pauline was born. They bought a farm southeast of Tribune in 1949 and stayed there until the spring of 1951 when they moved to Regina. While living in Regina for nine years, Paul worked at a variety of jobs, such as working in a box factory, with Birds Redi-Mix Co. and at IPSCO. A son, Victor was born in 1959. In 1960 they moved to Lake Alma and bought the Arrowhead Motel from Mel Holden. Their daughter Donna was born in 1960. In 1966 they sold the motel and started working at Oungre Park for the summer, cooking meals and taking care of the golf course. They moved to Weyburn that fall and bought the Fran Bert Motel, later renaming it the Crocus Motel. Cecilia was born in 1967. They built the West End Fabricare Center, Laundromat in 1971, and sold the business in 1983 and retired to the Weyburn Trailer Court, selling the trailer in 1990 and moving to an apartment due to Helen's poor health. Paul and Helen celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary in 1996, and later that year she passed away. Paul then moved to Bison Manor where he resided at the time of his passing. Paul enjoyed fishing, gardening, farming, traveling and making perogies. He called bingo at church and at Bison Manor, and enjoyed visiting with his family and friends. He was involved with the church choir and other committees. He recently celebrated his 88th birthday on May 21, 2000. Prayers were said Wednesday, June 21, at 8:00 p.m. from Fletcher Funeral Chapel, Weyburn, with Father Francis Hengen presiding. The Funeral Liturgy was said Thursday, June 22 at 10:00 a.m. from Blessed Trinity Ukrainian Catholic Church, Weyburn, with Father A. Kachur celebrant. Interment followed in Holy Family Ukrainian Catholic Cemetery, Tribune. Pallbearers were: Emilian Dedora, Frank Herlick, Eugene Koszman, Allen Koszman, Maurice Koszman and Ivan Herlick. Nick Danyluk was an honorary pallbearer.
- Theodore "Ted" Koszman (March 31, 1930 - March 25, 2002). It is with great sadness yet also joy the family announces the transition of our loved one from this life to his heavenly home. Ted leaves to cherish his memory to his loving wife Bertha and five children: Deb (Dave), daughters Virginia and Holly; Doris (Wes), daughters Mary and Abby; Allen (Bev), children Clark, Daniel, Sam and Jacklyn; Eugene (Nancy), children Kelsey and Jason; Teresa (Ward), children James, Anthony, Katelyn and Dana; one brother William (Anna); sisters Sophie and Anne; sister-in-law Mary; brothers-in-law Frank (Christine), Joe (Betty), Elmer; also many nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his grandfather Martin Oshust, parents Dymtro and Mary, brothers, Peter, Paul (Helen), sister Kathyrn (Johnny); and a brother-in-law Bill, a sister-in-law Veronica, one sister and one brother in infancy, also three nephews and a niece. When Ted was ten years of age, his father died and he and his mother left the family farm shortly after to live for three years in Thunder Bay. He then returned to live with his sister Kathyrn to attend school at Lien, as it was destroyed by fire, the school year was completed at Apollo where he attained his Grade Ten. He began working out for farmers and spent a couple of winters working in Rederburgs grocery store at Lake Alma. At the age of 21, he began his farming career on the home place with the assistance of his brother William. That partnership lasted 48 years with the exception of three years in the fifties. Ted and Bertha (Herlick) were united in holy matrimony on May 21, 1955. In these early years farm income was enhanced with various jobs such as working for Hume Farms, hauling gravel and coal at Estevan, rough-necking on oil rigs. Ted was secretary for our Ukrainian Catholic Church for 41 years, was a member of Knights of Columbus of Tribune Council. He was a very active community worker, a member of the Wheat Pool Committee, and on the Credit Union board for one term. Ted enjoyed his time spent coaching both boys and girls hockey, playing ball, even instructed dance lessons. Later in life Ted enjoyed traveling, golfing, fishing and camping. The grandchildren especially will remember the nights singing around a camp fire. Another great passion was checking the progress of the crops several times throughout each season. A funeral service was held Thursday, March 28 from St. Mary's Roman Catholic Church, Tribune, at 10:30 a.m. with Father Andrei Kachur officiating.
- John Krowicki was born August 1, 1929 in Poland. He passed away March 2, 2001 at the age of 71 years. John was predeceased by his parents; his step-mother; and two sisters. He leaves to mourn his loving wife, Josephine Krowicki of Oungre; his children: Joseph Krowicki of Oungre, Mary Krowicki (Gerry DeBruyne) of Regina, Stanley Krowicki (Cheryl Carlson) of Oungre, Johnny Krowicki (Sheila Goudy) of Estevan, Henry Krowicki (Kim Hala) of Regina; two very special granddaughters: Nicole and Jessica DeBruyne of Regina; one brother, Frank (Kathleen) Krowicki of Calgary; nieces and nephews: Miles, Pamela, Tammy, Hokan, Mary, Stanley, Christine, Pauline, Angie, Marie; one sister-in-law, Stella Oshust of Lake Alma; as well as numerous relatives in Poland. John was the youngest of three children born to John and Victoria Krowicki. He had two older sisters. His mother died when John was only three years old. His father remarried in 1934. In late 1935 his third sibling, a brother, Frank, was born. In 1939 John's father was captured by the Russians and removed from the family home. They never knew what happened to him. Approximately six months later, the rest of the family and a visiting aunt were captured and ripped away from their home. They were shipped to Northern Russia, where they spent the next two years in an orphanage. There they were treated as no human should be treated. Everyone was separated from one another. None of them knew of each other's fate. The woman in charge of the orphanage tried to appear saintly, but in fact was cruel and evil behind closed doors. She used to take all of the good food and clothes that were donated for the orphans and kept them for her own children and relatives. There was seldom enough food to eat. They were dressed in rags and barefoot. Approximately 10% of the children survived. They were reunited with their families and through a political exchange released and transported to Africa. Here he spent six years. It was here that he learned the Catholic mass in Latin and could still recite it. Life in Africa, although faced with many hardships, was a paradise in comparison to his earlier life. Even in Africa, tragedy struck. One of his sisters was poisoned by a doctor. John was forced to watch her death. An image that still haunted him. His other sister was taken away, never to be heard from. Fortunately his stepmother's brother, Nick Keilbasa, sponsored the family's trip to Canada. John arrived in Canada when he was 19 years old, along with his stepmother and brother Frank. During his time in Canada he worked on service rigs and as a farm labourer for Uncle Nick, as well as numerous others. John was no stranger to hard work and long hours. He became accustomed to both from the time he was a young boy. He took pride in a job well done. He gave 120% of himself to others and never asked for anything in return. He believed in helping all in need. In 1963 he met Josephine. They were married in 1964 and soon afterwards began their family. In 1972 he bought the family farm. John and Josephine continued to work very hard to provide for and carve out a life for themselves and their children. Although John had a horrific childhood and was deprived of a normal upbringing, he remained a gentle, understanding and compassionate man. He was generous with all that he possessed. He put everyone's needs ahead of his own, unlike many today who only think of themselves. He would never complain, even though he had more reason to than most. He was a farmer at heart and spent his whole life on the land. Farming is the most honourable way a man can live his life. Although a quiet man, John had the uncanny ability to bring comfort to anyone in distress. He knew what to say for he had suffered much heartache in his own life. He put everyone at ease and judged no one. He chose to see the good in everyone rather than their faults or shortcomings. John saved a very special twinkle in his eyes for his two granddaughters. They spent many hours together in complete admiration of each other. Their time together was special. There was no shortage of hugs, kisses and smiles when they were in each other's company. Nicole and Jessica, as well as the rest of us are faced with a great void in our lives with the loss of such a great man. John enjoyed spending time with his family and friends. His face would light up whenever he got an opportunity to spend time with his loved ones. He enjoyed playing cards (especially on Sundays) and was a big bingo fan. Wrestling and westerns were among his favourite TV shows. John enjoyed the outdoors and everything nature had to offer. He spend many countless hours outside in the fields or amongst the animals. He lived by the golden rule 'Do unto others as you would like done unto you.' Show patience, understanding and love. Appreciate what you have. It is better to give than to receive. Funeral mass was held at St. Mary's Roman Catholic Church, Tribune, on Tuesday, March 6 at 10:00 a.m., Father Francis Hengen celebrant. Interment followed in St. Mary's Cemetery, Tribune. Honorary pallbearers included: Mr. and Mrs. Ted Sliwka, Mr. and Mrs. Sam Siwy and Mr. and Mrs. Peter Szuta. Active pallbearers included: Joseph Krowicki, Stanley Krowicki, Johnny Krowicki, Henry Krowicki, Miles Krowicki and Gerry DeBruyne.
- Joan (nee Johnson). It is with deep sadness that we announce that our beloved mom, Joan Kyrylchuk, passed away on Saturday, October 6, 2012 with her five children at her side at the age of 76 years. Joan was born on the family farm in Tribune on May 3, 1936. She spent her early years living on the farm with her parents and with her grandma and cousins in Tribune where she attended school. On December 28, 1954, she married Nick Kyrylchuk and enjoyed 55 years of married life with him. They made their home in Tribune for many years where they raised their five children. In 1975, they moved five miles north of Tribune to take over the Johnson farm where they continued living until they retired to Weyburn in 2005. Joan loved living in her condo in Weyburn but health issues required a move to Regina in the spring of 2012. She adjusted to life in Regina so well and we were all so proud of her. Joan was a quiet woman with incredible strength. Her life revolved around her family and her faith. She loved spending time on the family farm, working with her mom and her kids in the garden. Whenever we see lilacs and gladiolas, we will think of mom as these were her favorite flowers. She was a devout Catholic and was incredibly proud of playing the organ at mass for over 50 years. Her membership in the CWL was very important to her and she was still a current member. Joan spent many hours sewing and baking for her family. She loved watching sports, especially football, and attended the Rider games for many years. Joan was predeceased by her parents, J. Oscar and Mary Johnson and her husband Nick Kyrylchuk. She is survived by her children: Beverly (Norm) Johnson, David Kyrylchuk, James Kyrylchuk, Doris (Kevin) Aasen, and Joann (Murray) Bartley; grandchildren: Dustin (Janelle), Roman, Kayla (Jason), David, Amber (Curtis); great grandchildren Nykolas, Jayce, Kaybri, Kymberly, and Leah; brothers and sisters-in-law: Mike Kyrylchuk, Stella Campbell, Mary Hallick, Joy Janeczko, Johnny (Roberta) Kyrylchuk, and Elizabeth (John) Franks; numerous nieces and nephews. Prayers were held at St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church on Monday, October 8. The funeral mass was held at St. Mary’s Roman Catholic Church in Tribune with Fr. Gerry Bauche, celebrant. Interment followed at the Tribune Cemetery. The pallbearers were Carolyn Cox, Jerome Ernst, Duane Johnson, Marie Tytlandsvik, Glenn Walkeden, and Mickey Woodard. The honorary pallbearers were Grandma’s (Great Grandma’s) pride and joy, her grandchildren and great grandchildren.
- Anton Jerome. On Saturday, June 9, 2001, Anton Jerome Kuntz, late of Tribune passed away at the Pasqua Hospital in Regina at the age of 71 years. Predeceased by his father and mother, Harry and Elizabeth Kuntz; two infant daughters; one brother, George Kuntz and mother-in-law, Enid Nelson. Anton is survived by his loving wife of 50 years, Vivian Kuntz of Tribune; two children: Garry (Gloria) Kuntz of Hudson Bay, and their children: Scott (Connie), their children: Jordan and Brodey of Lethbridge, AB; Christie, Nadine (Dallas) both of Lethbridge, AB; Cory of Winnipeg, MB and Cassandra and her son Carter of Hudson Bay; Judy (Cecil) Ashworth of Oungre, and their children: Wade (Tara) and their daughter Hannah of Estevan; Stacey (Dan) of Saskatoon, and Kent of Oungre; two brothers: Ralph (Evelyn) Kuntz of Airdrie, AB and Matt (Barbara) Kuntz of Weyburn; two sisters: Rose (Alphonse) Hoffart of Weyburn; and Florence Kopeck of Tribune; as well as many nieces, nephews and cousins. Anton Jerome Kuntz was born September 18, 1929 at Oungre. He attended Slager School. On July 6, 1950 Anton married Vivian Nelson. Together they raised their family and farmed near Tribune. Anton was an early riser. He took pride in his crops and his equipment, and loved to drive around and look at the crops. Reading, especially history books was one of his passions. He enjoyed fishing and travelled a little, but he mostly loved life on the farm, where he lived all his life. Anton belonged to the Saskatchewan Wheat Pool for 50 years. He was a councillor of R.M. #7 of Souris Valley, and was on the school board at Slager and Tribune. He was also on the Hammar Lutheran Church Board. He was a good neighbour to all and loved to visit with people. Anton loved his wife, children, grandchildren and great grandchildren. Although cancer has taken Anton from us, it cannot take our memories. Funeral service was held Wednesday, June 13 at 2:00 p.m. from Zion Lutheran Church, Weyburn, with Pastor Cicely McDougall officiating. Interment followed in Slager Cemetery, Tribune. All those in attendance were considered to be honorary pallbearers. The active pallbearers were: Dennis Hoffart, Jerome Hoffart, Randy Kopeck, Ken Kopeck, Michael Kopeck and Darren Nelson.
- Chris Kuntz, late of Tribune, passed away February 28, 2001 at the age of 65 years. Prayers were held on Monday, March 5 at 7:30 p.m. from Hastings-Dionne Funeral Chapel, Weyburn. Funeral service was held Tuesday, March 6 at 2:00 p.m. from St. Mary's Roman Catholic Church, Tribune, with Father Francis Hengen celebrants. Interment followed in St. Mary's Cemetery, Tribune. He was predeceased by his parents, Anton and Veronica Kuntz; two sisters: Ann Backlun, Helen Christian and three brothers: George, Johnny and Harry Kuntz. Chris is survived by his two sisters: Marion Simonson of Regina; Katherine Henwood of Victoria, BC and one brother: Leonard (Helen) Kuntz of Regina; as well as several nieces, nephews and cousins.
- Mathew Jerome Kuntz (August 9, 1934 November 13, 2008). Mathew was predeceased by his parents, Harry and Elizabeth Kuntz; his wife, Barbara Kuntz; brother, Anton Kuntz and brothers-in-law, Vic Kopeck and Alphonse Hoffart. Mathew will be remembered by his sisters, Rose Gaab (Pete) of Weyburn and Florence Kopeck of Tribune; brother, Ralph (Evelyn) Kuntz of Airdrie, AB; sister-in-law, Vivian Kuntz of Tribune; step-daughters, Joanne (Jerry) Fowler and Debrah Peterson; grandchildren, Kasey Fowler of Weyburn and Tanis Fowler of Guelph, ON; as well as numerous nieces, nephews, relatives and friends. Mathew was born at Tribune, SK and farmed in the Tribune area until retiring to Weyburn. He married Barbara Messer on June 16, 1973. He was very family oriented. Holidays, especially Christmas and Easter, he always wanted the family to gather at his house. At Easter they always had to get together so he could color Easter eggs with his grandchildren. Saturday nights were always spent at his home playing smear. No one could visit him without Matt worrying whether they had enough to eat or drink. His grandchildren were his life. Whenever Tanis moved, he always found out everything about the city she was moving to, and he usually knew more about it than she did. He liked to keep in touch with her by phone, usually every day. Whenever Kasey went on a bowling trip, Matt found out about the city Kasey was bowling at and was in contact with Kasey even while Kasey was bowling. Matt was the family's encyclopedia about everyone they were related to on both sides of the family and about friends and neighbors. If they couldn't remember a birthday or anniversary or who someone was, he was the person they went to. He was always in contact with members of his family and Barbara's family, and kept everyone informed about what everyone was doing. Matt's passing will leave a great void in their lives. A Memorial mass will be held Thursday, November 20, 2008 at 10:30 a.m. from St. Vincent de Paul Roman Catholic Church, Weyburn with Father Gerry Bauche officiating. Interment to follow in Hillcrest Cemetery, Weyburn.
- Nykola "Nick" Kyrylchuk passed away with family at his side on Tuesday, March 30, 2010 at the Weyburn Special Care Home. Nick was born December 14, 1924 in Zbaraz, Manitoba and moved to the Tribune District in 1928. Growing up, he worked on various farms and in 1952, he joined his brother Bill working for the RM of Lomond where he ran a Cat, building roads until 1974. Nick was very proud of his work on the roads and to this day, people still comment on the great job he did! Nick married Joan (Johnson) December 28, 1954. They made their home in Tribune where they raised 5 children. In 1975 they moved five miles north of Tribune to take over the Johnson farm where they continued living until they retired to Weyburn in 2005. If you were to ask Nick though, Tribune was always his home! Nick had a great love for the outdoors, hunting, fishing, trapping and walking miles upon miles looking for arrowheads. Nick was known for sharing a story over a cup of coffee. He loved to visit! Nick predeceased by his parents Roman and Anna; infant sister Ellen; brothers, Paul and William (Bill); sisters-in-law, Anne Kyrylchuk and Clara Kyrylchuk; brothers-in-law, Gordon Campbell, Walter Janeczko and Anthony (Tony) Hallick; niece Karen Zazula. Nick is survived by his wife of 55 years Joan; children, Beverly (Norm) Johnson, David Kyrylchuk, James Kyrylchuk, Doris (Kevin) Aasen, Joann (Murray) Bartley; grandchildren, Dustin (Janelle), Roman, Kayla (Jason), David, Amber (Curtis); great grandchildren, Nykolas, Jayce, Kaybri and Kymberley; brothers and sisters, Mike Kyrylchuk, Stella Campbell, Mary Hallick, Joy Janeczko, Johnny (Roberta) Kyrylchuk, Elizabeth (John) Franks and numerous nieces and nephews. Pallbearers were Steve Hallick, Ed Kyrylchuk, Allan Campbell, Joe Kyrylchuk, Duane Kyrylchuk and Ken Kopeck. Honorary Pallbearers, Papa's (great Papa's) pride and joy his grandchildren and great grandchildren. Prayers were held Sunday, April 4 at 7:30 p.m. from RD Family Funeral Chapel, Weyburn. Funeral mass was held on Monday, April 5 at 11:00 a.m. from St. Mary's Roman Catholic Church with father Gerry Bauche celebrant. Interment followed at the Tribune Cemetery, Tribune.
- Wasyl "Bill". On Friday, October 3, 2003, Wasyl "Bill" Kyrylchuk, late of Goodwater, passed away at the Weyburn General Hospital at the age of 80 years. Predeceased by his parents, Roman and Anna Kyrylchuk; his first wife, Clara; baby sister, Ellen; brother Paul Kyrylchuk; brothers-in-law, Harry Kuntz and Gordon Campbell. Bill is survived by his loving wife Elizabeth "Betty" Pearce; two sons: Jerry (Lynn) of Winnipeg, MB, and Duane of Goodwater; one granddaughter, Sarah Kyrylchuk of Winnipeg, MB; brothers and sisters: Nick (Joan) Kyrylchuk of Tribune; Mike Kyrylchuk of Francis; Stella Campbell of Moose Jaw; Mary (Tony) Hallick of Medicine Hat, AB; Joy (Walter) Janeczko of Weyburn; John (Roberta) Kyrylchuk of Tribune; Elizabeth (John) Franks of Moose Jaw; three stepchildren: Elizabeth (Robin) Wise, Lyman and Sherman Pearce and their families; sisters-in-law: Anne Kyrylchuk of Weyburn; Marg (Henry) Hutt of Tribune; Doris Kuntz of Weyburn; brother-in-law Sergei (Liz) Sherman of Winnipeg, MB; and many nieces, nephews, cousins and friends. Wasyl "Bill" was born on February 2, 1923 at Zbaraz, MB, the second child of the family of nine children to Roman and Anna. His family moved to Tribune area where he grew up and was involved in community activities. He married Clara Kuntz and they were blessed with two sons, Jerry and Duane. They lived in Goodwater and later Tribune was home with Bill busy farming, grading, fishing, gardening, curling, playing cards, visiting, the Knights of Columbus and enjoying their nephews and nieces. His dear wife Clara passed away in February 1982. While continuing at the farm, a little princess came to his life, his baby granddaughter, Sarah Kyrylchuk. Her early years were spent near Grandpa and he loved special times with her. In 1984 he married Elizabeth Pearce (Betty). Bill continued to farm and Betty worked in Regina and performed marriages. His friendly genuine way endeared him to many of Betty's friends and family. Over the almost 20 years Bill and Betty were married, they had close friends to share with, play cards, go fishing. His best buddy in the last years was Peter Sherman, Betty's father, as they shopped together, ice fishing, watching "The Price is Right" and grocery sampling. Whenever possible, Bill was in Regina resting and enjoying his wife and friends. Bill's family really grew when he married, gaining a daughter, Candy, to check up on him and two sons, Lyman and Sherman, plus more grandchildren and five great grandchildren. Bill was interested in their activities and loved to play cards with them and tease them. Bill loved to travel, he and Clara travelled the States, Mexico and holidayed in Hawaii. Years later he took Betty to Vancouver Island, Expo and also to Ceremeos. His family in Winnipeg always welcomed Bill as he purchased garlic sausage for all his Saskatchewan families. Bill's family and work were very important to him. As a young man he custom thrashed in the southern U.S. with his brothers. Bill and his brother, Nick, graded for the R.M. and PanCanadian Oil, building roads for many years. He eventually bought his own grader, which he used one week ago to repair a road at the farm. He farmed land next to John and they shared equipment and helped each other. Bill really valued teamwork. In 1986 the accidental death of his brother, Paul, was a devastating loss to this close-knit family. Family and friends all have special remembrances of Bill. He was special because he was a man with a kind heart who followed the Lord's commandment to 'love thy neighbour as thyself'. Vichnaya Pamyat. May your memory be forever. Prayers were said Wednesday, October 8 at 7:30 p.m. from St. Vincent de Paul Roman Catholic Church with Mary Ann Seitz lay presider. The funeral mass was held Thursday, October 9 at 10:30 a.m. from St. Vincent de Paul Roman Catholic Church, Weyburn, with Father Albert Schmitz celebrant. Interment followed in Hillcrest Cemetery, Weyburn. All his friends and family were considered to be honorary pallbearers. The active pallbearers were: David Kyrylchuk, Ed Kyrylchuk, Tony Kyrylchuk, Kevin Campbell, Stephen Hallick and Ken Hawkes.
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- Lila Irene (nee Stubel) Langedahl, late of Weyburn, passed away on Sunday, October 23rd, 2005 at the age of 74 years. Lila Irene Stubel was born June 29, 1931 at Bryant, one of 16 children born to Reinhold and Caroline Stubel. She was predeceased by her loving husband, Louis Melvin Langedahl, September 13, 1989. Lila is also predeceaced by her parents Reinhold and Caroline Stubel, four brothers, Erwin, Ernest, Edward and an infant brother, brothers-in-law, Fred Vicary and Gus Zohner. Lila is survived by her five children: Hal (Norma) Langedahl of Warman, Joan (Marshall) Walkom of Grande Prairie, AB, Sherry Carroll of Weyburn, Arthur (Patty) Langedahl of Weyburn and Louis (Bo) Langedahl of Grande Prairie, AB; 14 grandchildren: Sherrice (Jason) Kirby, Victoria, B.C. Dax (Leanne) Langedahl, Hudson Bay, Justin (Jessica) Langedahl, Saskatoon, Angela (Mike) Romanow, Red Deer, AB, Marsha Walkom, Grande Prairie, AB, Holly (Daryl) Vandale, Weyburn. Mandy (Andrew) Kerr, Regina, Justin Langedahl, Fort McMurray, AB, Trena, Drew, Sarah and Mason Langedahl, Weyburn, Susan Howard, Edmonton, AB Zachary Caroll, 10 great grandchildren: Taylor and Riley Langedahl; Amanda and James Romanow; Casandra Walkom, Taylor and Noah Vandale; and Krista, Page and Casey Howard. Lila is also survived by several brothers and sisters: Julius (Helen) Stubel, Melville, Fred (Lorna) Stubel, Estevan, John (Pat) Stubel, Estevan, Alma Vicary, Estevan, Elsie (Don) Fiest, Hitchcock, Ann Zohner, Estevan, Velma (Kurt) Cornies, Rocky Mountain House, AB, Rudy (Rose) Stubel, Estevan, Harold Stubel, B.C. Marlene (Jim) Riley, Three Hills, AB, Dorothy (Don) Caves, Calgary, AB as well as many nieces and nephews. Lila grew up on the family farm at Bryant, and moved to Estevan where she met Louis Melvin Langedahl. Lila and Melvin were married June 21, 1950 and lived in Estevan for a short time before moving to the farm at Oungre in 1958. Lila worked hard side by side with Melvin as most farm wives did at that time. Lila always had a big garden of vegetables and flowers and if she wasn't helping with the farming chores, preparing and running with meals, or at many other household chores, you would most likely find her tending the garden and of course, running with the children to their many events. Lila and Melvin retired to Weyburn in 1975. She worked at various jobs over the years in Weyburn as she never could be idle. Lila was the essence of "homemaker". Her home and her family were her greatest joy. After raising her own children, she was ready and willing to help with her grandchildren wherever needed, and many of them will recount their own special stories with Gramma. Many delicious meals were enjoyed at her table and part of the reason the food she prepared was so especially tasty is that she had one very special ingredient - LOVE. Though living in Weyburn she loved the peace and serenity of the farm and enjoyed spending time there, going for walks, helping with the garden and always pitching in when needed. In the more recent years you would most likely find her taking leisurely strolls as she loved the beauty of the trees and flowers and singing of songbirds. She will be greatly missed by all whose life she lovingly touched. Love you and God Bless! The funeral service was held on Thursday, October 27 at 1:30 p.m. at Zion Lutheran Church, Weyburn, with Pastor Martin Olson Officiating. Active pallbearers were Elmer Vicary, Ted Vicary, Lawrence Irwin and Tim Fiest. Interment followed in Bromhead Cemetery, Bromhead.
- Garry Richard Larsen of Onoway, AB passed away on February 28, 2005 at the age of 62 years. He was predeceased by his parents, Thea and Sverre Larsen, his first wife, Evelyne, infant daughter, Brooke and a sister in infancy. He leaves to mourn his wife, Evelyn of Onoway, AB, his daughters, Senie (Darrell) Hoffart and Lindsay Larsen (Nick Potyra), grandchildren Tyson and Kennedy Hoffart, Radville brothers Allen (Laura) Larsen, Regina and Dennis (Karen) Larsen, Carstairs, AB and sister Wanda (Ken) Johnson, Lake Alma. Also mourning his passing are his extended family Lawrence (Elvie) Dyck, Raymond (Naomi) Dyck, Louella (Bob) Rayner, Eugene Dyck, Richard Dyck; grandchildren: Trevor Dyck, Ryan Dyck, Renee Georget, Ashley Brown, great grandchildren, Jacob Dyck, Sydney Dyck, Page Dyck, as well as nieces, nephews, cousins, and numerous friends. Garry was born May 23, 1942 and raised in the Ratcliffe area. He farmed with his father and spent a number of years custom combining in the U.S.A. After he and his second wife Evelyn were married he continued farming, moved to Lake Alma, and later moved to Watrous. At Watrous they operated a motel. A few years later they moved to Saskatoon. While living in Saskatoon Garry drove truck to various destinations in the U.S.A. until an accident resulted in partial loss of his eyesight. For a time he worked at a hotel in Saskatoon. When he and Evelyn retired they moved to Wabamun, AB and later to Onoway where he lived until his passing. Garry was past exalted ruler of the Lake Alma Elks and a strong supporter of the Ratcliffe community. He enjoyed making belt buckles, collecting hats, making wine, and go-carting with his Onoway friends. A memorial service was held at Bethel United Church in Onoway on March 5. Interment will be at a later date at Dravland Cemetery, Oungre.
- Larry Jerald Larsen, late of Weyburn, passed away December 7, 2005 at the Regina General Hospital at the age of 64 years. Predeceased by his mother and father, Mabel and Ingval Larsen and by one brother, Devon Larsen. Larry is survived by one daughter, Colette Klein (Mike McNelly) of Drayton Valley, AB, six grandchildren: Chelsea, Krista, Carson, Keaton, Kiana and Curtis; six nieces and nephews: Neil Larsen of Edmonton, AB, Cindy Larsen (Ray Kaptyne) of Carvel, AB, Kathy (Stephen) Jacob of Weyburn, Crystal Gilmore (Bruce Kary) of Airdrie, AB, Lorne Gilmore of Sylvan Lake, AB, Kevin Gilmore (Angie Vermeulen) of Weyburn; one uncle, Norman Larsen of Whitecourt, AB; as well as numerous cousins, relatives and friends. Larry was born October 31, 1941 at Oungre. He was raised on the farm near Ratcliffe. After obtaining his grade 12, he went to a commercial cooking school in Moose Jaw, graduating on February 20, 1970. Larry delivered mail to rural areas of Oungre for many years and always worked on the farm. In 1984 he moved to Weyburn and started working at the Legion as a cook. He was an active Legion member for many years and did lunches and catering for the Legion. On August 5, 1995 he married Carol Wegner at Knox Presbyterian Church in Weyburn. Along with cooking and cake decorating, Larry enjoyed playing the accordion and dancing. He will be sadly missed by all he knew and loved. Funeral service was held Monday, December 12 at 2:00 p.m. from Knox Presbyterian Church, Weyburn, with Rev. John Ferrier Officiating. A Visitation was held Sunday, December 11 from 7:00-9:00 p.m. at Fletcher Funeral Chapel. The Interment was held Tuesday, December 13, in Dravland Cemetery, Oungre. The pallbearers were: Jesse Balkwill, Whim Quist, Gerald St.Hilaire, Julian Goski, Garth White and Ron Abel.
- LeRoy Marvin Larsen passed away Saturday May 8, 2010 at the age of 82 years. Leroy Marvin Larsen was born December 28, 1927, second son to Josie and Harold Larsen. His grandma Hereim always called him “Little Boobins” which eventually shortened to “Boob” and that became his nickname for life. LeRoy attended school in Oungre, along with his older brother Lavern and younger brother Lloyd. While attending school he worked Saturdays and holidays for George Kurtz in his garage in Oungre. After completing Grade 11 he was hired to operate cat and grader for the R.M. of Souris Valley #7. When winter came he went to northern Alberta to work on a seismograph crew, coming back again in the spring to work for the R.M. He did this until he started farming, buying one quarter of land from Oscar Paulhus’ sister, renting three quarters from Holmes’ and two more from Fosters. Again he would return to the bush for the winter months, in order to pay the farming bills. He lived with his parents and farmed with his dad. In the spring of 1960 he bought the George Sampson farm, southeast of the Bromhead bridge. On July 8, 1960, LeRoy married Patricia Sampson. Their son Randy was born in September of 1961, their second son Blaine, April of 1963 and a third son, Douglas (Terry) was born August 1966 but passed away the next day. In 1969 LeRoy’s parents moved to a home in Weyburn, and Pat and LeRoy sold their farm to Clayton Bjornson and moved to LeRoy’s parents’ farm, just half-mile east of Oungre. They bought that farm the next year, starting a new yard and moving into their new house. LeRoy was always active in ball, curling and hockey, even playing hockey in the outdoor rink at Oungre, where they often had to clean off the ice after every period because the wind blew so much snow in that they wouldn’t otherwise be able to play! LeRoy was Division 5 Councillor for the R.M. of Souris Valley #7 for two years, sat on the Oungre Memoral Regional Park Board and was active in the building of the Communiplex in the early 1980’s. On October 9, 1995, a granddaughter was born, Sydnie Taryn, Blaine’s daughter. She was LeRoy’s pride and joy. He always looked forward to her visits. Even when LeRoy was lying in the hospital after his strike, he got a crooked little smile on his face and his eyes lit up as he listened to Sydnie’s voice on the cell phone. Numerous health issues throughout the years affected LeRoy’s farming, particularly the development of Alzheimers during the last four or so years. But still he loved to be involved and always wanted to be along, even though that might mean just waiting in the truck, watching Randy, but always wanting to help! That showed his dedication and his love for farming. He always said he had to be out there to help because “Randy can’t do that alone!” LeRoy was predeceased by his parents Harold Larsen in 1979, Josie in 2002, and one infant son Douglas Terry in 1966; one infant brother, Larry, and a sister at birth, as well as father-in-law Albert Sampson in 1993 and mother-in-law Dolores Sampson in 2000, also sister-in-law Elaine Sampson in 1955. He leaves to mourn his loving wife of 49 years, Pat, his sons Randy, of Oungre, Blaine (Natalie) of Parksville, BC; granddaughter, Sydnie Larsen, Red Deer, AB; his brothers, Lavern (Betty) Larsen, Oungre, Lloyd Larsen, Okotoks, AB; numerous nieces and nephews, cousins and many, many friends. Funeral service was held Thursday, May 13 at 2:00 p.m. from Hamar Lutheran Church, Bromhead, SK, with Pastor Cicely McDougall, officiating. Interment followed at the Bromhead Cemetery, Bromhead. Active pallbearers were Mark Larsen, Shawn Sampson, Kirk Larsen, Kent Larsen, Kenton Field and Dallas Kurtz.
- Evelyn Irene (nee Ness). On Thursday, October 10, 2002, Evelyn Irene Larson, late of Tribune, passed away at the Weyburn General Hospital at the age of 87 years. Predeceased by her husband, Clifford in September 1972; her parents, Edwin and Ida Ness; her brother, Julian, as well as several brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law. Evelyn will be lovingly remembered by her children: Howard (Myrna) Larson of Weyburn; Myrna (Don) Stevens of Delia, AB; Shirley (Norm) Mondor of Weyburn; Diane (Dennis) Bloor of Fort St. John, BC; Gayle (Eugene) Severson of Calgary, AB; Lois Bloor of Calgary; Calvin Larson of Tribune and Iris (Robert) Borgen of Weyburn; 23 grandchildren, 31 great grandchildren; her sister, May Stovra of Weyburn; and many brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law, nieces and nephews. Evelyn was born June 1, 1915 to Edwin and Ida Ness in Barnsville, Minnesota, USA. The family immigrated to a homestead in the Tribune area in 1916 and Evelyn spent the rest of her life in that area. She was educated at Westdale School. On January 10, 1935 she married Clifford Larson at Plentywood, Montana, USA, and from this union eight children were born. The most important things in her life were her home and family. She loved to bake, cook, and do canning. She baked her own bread right up to June of this year. Evelyn was active in her church and belonged to the ELCW at Emmanuel and Lake Alma Lutheran churches. She was a great defender of the province of Saskatchewan and would get very upset with people who made jokes or rude remarks about her province. She especially loved farm life. Everyone wondered when she would move to town but she had no desire to ever leave the farm and the home she lived in for 60 years. She was able to stay home on the farm until three weeks before her passing. Evelyn kept a diary since 1968, and this provided her family with a reference for different events, visits, seeding and harvests. Evelyn made annual trips to Alberta and British Columbia to visit family. While she was there many hours were spent playing Skip-Bo, Triominos and Scrabble. And while she enjoyed these visits, she was always so glad to be back home. She would often go to Lake Alma and Beaubier for an afternoon of games and cards with her friends. Her favorite hobby was quilting. She loved it when a snow storm would blow in and she could set up her quilting frames and sit and quilt for days with no interruptions. Every grandchild was given a quilt when they graduated from high school. She made baby quilts for the great grandchildren until she could no longer quilt. She also did knitting, embroidery work, reading and crossword puzzles. She was a great fan of the Blue Jays and faithfully followed their games through the seasons. She loved flowers and gardening. She enjoyed sitting in her favorite chair and watching the birds in the bird feeder and bird bath. Evelyn never lost her sense of humor. She enjoyed the times of fun and laughter with her family. Even during her last weeks there were times she enjoyed laughter and fun while her family stayed with her every day and night. Funeral service was held Tuesday, October 15 at 1:30 p.m. from Zion Lutheran Church, Weyburn, with Pastor Peter Walker officiating. Interment followed in Immanuel Lutheran Church Cemetery, Maxim. All those in attendance were considered to be honorary pallbearers. The active pallbearers were: Darren Larson, Owen Bloor, Kerwin Mondor, Dallas Stevens, Orren Larson and Kyle Severson.
- Vicky Lou Lizuck, late of Weyburn, passed away on Sunday, September 11, 2011 at the age of 58 years, after a year long battle with cancer. She was predeceased by her father, Mike Lizuck in 2009, her sister Dianne Marlin in 2008 and her nephew, Trevor Lizuck in 2010. She is survived by her daughters Faye (Loni) Hoium of Weyburn and their children Kelton, Ketter and Kenzie, Tanya (Mike) Buchan of Weyburn and their children Draven and Lachlan. Her siblings Dennis (Lynne) Lizuck, Weyburn, Barry (Lorette) Lizuck, Moose Jaw, Connie(Gary) St. Onge, Estevan, Patti (David) Underwood, Colgate, Denise (Bill) Fonstad, Estevan, Wendy Strom, Weyburn and Steven Lizuck (Amanda), Weyburn, brother-in-law, Stan Marlin, Assiniboia and special friends Murray and Sylvia Hoium, Weyburn and numerous nephews, nieces and extended family, friends and coworkers. Vicky Lou Lizuck was born on February 16, 1953 to Mike and Lillian Lizuck. She joined her older siblings Dennis, Barry, Dianne and Connie and eventually was joined by siblings Patti, Denise, Wendy and Steven. Vicky took her schooling in Goodwater where she grew up. In 1970, Vicky started one of her most important roles in life, that of a mother, giving birth to her first daughter Faye in December of that year. Vicky raised Faye with the help of her family until Vicky and Faye moved to Weyburn in 1972 where Vicky started working as a nurses' aide at Mount St. Mary's. In November of 1973, Vicky gave birth to another daughter, Tanya. Vicky worked part time as the girls were growing up and eventually made the move from Mount St. Mary's to the Weyburn Special Care Home. She continued to work in Weyburn until her diagnosis of cancer in August of 2010. Vicky was always a conscientious worker and took great pride in everything she did, whether it be at work or in her home. She kept a spotless house, and an immaculate yard and was always ready to turn the coffee pot on for neighbors and friends. Vicky's greatest joy came from her grandchildren with the first one, Kelton, being born in 1993, Draven in 1995 and Ketter, in 1996. Vicky never had little boys of her own to run around with so she loved these little rambunctious boys. She filled her apartment with trucks and toys and loved taking them to the park or swimming. Her group of grandchildren was completed with Lachlan in 1998 and Kenzie in 1999 and she loved these little girls with all of her heart. As the grandchildren grew and became involved in various sports and activities she could be found on the sidelines being one of the cheerleaders. She loved attending anything and everything that they were involved in. Vicky will be fondly remembered by her loving family, friends, residents, coworkers and all who knew her. A service of remembrance for Vicky was held on Thursday September 15 at 11:00 a.m. from Zion Lutheran Church, Weyburn with Marjorie McLeod, CLA, officiating. Lunch followed at Zion Lutheran Church. Interment followed at Colgate Cemetery, Colgate.
- Edna (nee McNeil) July 11, 1922 – October 30, 2010. On Saturday, October 30, 2010, Edna Lohse (nee McNeil) passed away in Estevan at the age of 88 years. Edna is survived by her children: Faye (Don) Mantei, Gail (Doug) Gamble, Blaine (Cindy) Lohse and Roy (Myrna) Lohse; grandchildren: Laurel (Perry) Holmgren, Colleen (Garth) Sovdi, Farrah–Lee (Travis) Klatt, Darren Gamble, Scott (Mandy) Gamble, Carey (Kenda) Lohse, Tyrell Lohse, Melissa Lohse, Brandon Lohse; great grandchildren: Jenna and Erik, Brendan and Kacie, Julia, Morgan and Angelina, Rayne, Jared and Melia, Raina; sister: Jean Petersen; sisters–in-law: Pat McNeil, Norma Lohse, Beryl Lohse, as well as numerous nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her parents: Robert and Margaret McNeil; husband Lloyd; family: John McNeil, Laura and Len Speight, Gerald and Gladys McNeil, Isabel and Kermit Benneweis, Cliff Petersen, Don McNeil, Lily and Wilfred Peterson, Julian Lohse, Kenneth and Mabel Lohse, and Eldon Lohse. A funeral service was held on Thursday, November 4 at 1:00 p.m. in St. Paul's Untied Church, Estevan with Deborah Laforet officiating. Interment took place in Zion Lutheran Cemetery, Hoffer.
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- Joseph Carl. It is with great sadness we announce the passing of Joseph Carl Makelki of Oungre and Weyburn on June 27, 2007 at the age of 81 years. He was predeceased by his parents John and Helen Makelki and one sister Rose Dub. Joe will be lovingly remembered by his wife of 52 years, Marcella; his daughter Valorie (John) Borgen and their children Chelsey (Matt) and Chris and great grandson Jase; his son Brian (Brenda) and their children Jasmine and Dylan; brothers George (Donna), Lethbridge, AB, Jack (Florence), Lake Alma, Chris, Chilliwack, BC, Charlie (Jeanine), Weyburn; his sisters Margaret Herberholz, Weyburn, Matilda Dutkowski, Regina and Katherine Ashworth, Weyburn, as well by many nieces and nephews, other family members and friends. Joe was born March 19, 1926 on Sec. 15, Twp. 2, Rge. 16, W2. When he was quite young he worked out for various farmers and so farming became his vocation in life. He enjoyed working the land, watching crops grow and bringing in the harvest. Shopping for machinery and going to auction sales, were great pastimes for him. He enjoyed looking after the cattle and especially calving time. Joe enjoyed driving the truck and hauling grain to town. Joe spent many hours in his shop. He was always trying to fix some broken machinery or inventing a different way of making something. In later years he took up woodworking, making things on his lathe, he made stools, shelves, planters etc. He tried to fill family requests for various projects. When bowling came to the Oungre Park, Joe became an avid participant. In winter Joe loved watching curling and hockey on T.V. As well as going to Chris' hockey games. Joe enjoyed family get togethers, helping anyone in need, short trips to visit or sight seeing and of course card games with family and friends. The grandchildren were a great joy to Joe. He loved to hear their "Hello Grandpa and Papa Joe" and see their smiles. Joe enjoyed going to watch concerts, ball games or any activity they were in. Probably each one of them had a driving lesson from "Grandpa". The funeral service for Joe was held at St. Vincent de Paul Roman Catholic Church on Saturday, June 30 at 11:00 a.m. with Fr. Gerry Bauche officiating. Interment followed at St. Mary's Cemetery, Tribune. The pallbearers were James Ashworth, David Makelki, Ken Young, Gerry Vasseur, Owen Vasseur and Barry Vasseur.
- Ruth Isabel (nee Paxman) McKague, late of Weyburn passed away December 17, 2011, at the age of 78 years. Ruth was predeceased by her father and mother, Ben and Isobel Paxman (nee Sparks); brother, Arthur Paxman; father and mother-in-law, Milton and Clara McKague (nee Brown). Ruth is survived by her husband Roy, Weyburn; her children, Sandra Chicoine, Grenfell, Dennis McKague (Rayleen Willerton), Paradise Hill, Donna (Garth) Freeman, Goodwater, Marilyn (Vern) Soch, Strathmore, AB; sisters, Joyce Gale, Saskatoon, Dorothy (Gordon) Ward, Weyburn; 10 grandchildren: Deanne (Shayne) Slywka, Regina, Alison Chicoine, Regina, Michael McKague (Melissa Thompson), Lloydminster, Aaron McKague, Paradise Hill, Ashlee McKague, Edmonton, AB, Lisa (Corey) Hughes, Victoria, BC, David Freeman, Goodwater, Dallas Freeman, Moose Jaw, Kristopher Soch and Adam Soch (Sonya Schmidt), Lacombe, AB; four great grandchildren: Ashlyn and Blake Slywka, Seth Sawatsky and Zakk McKague; nieces, Janice Krushlucki, Debbie Peterson; nephews, Arthur and Brad Ward. Ruth was born in the Little Butte District (NW 2-4-15-W2) west of Tribune, March 16, 1933. She attended school at Little Butte, Big Timber and Tribune High School. Ruth attended Balfour Technical School to study art, then worked at Scott National in Regina and at the Royal Bank in Weyburn. Roy and Ruth were married October 20, 1952 at Trinity United Church in Tribune. Ruth decorated wedding cakes, raised puppies and helped Roy in producing grain and raising turkeys, chickens and cows. They also ran a commercial egg operation for many years. Ruth also enjoyed gardening, photography, sewing and especially her love of drawing and painting. Ruth belonged to the UCW and the Tribune United Church. In her later years, Ruth, along with Roy, was active in the Saskatchewan Archaeological Society. In 2008 Ruth and Roy moved to an apartment in Weyburn but still kept things going at the farm. Services for Ruth will be held at a later date.
- Cecil Maurice McLeod of Radville, and Maxim, Sask. passed away at home in Regina in the wee hours of January 31 at the age of 85. Cecil was predeceased by his son Warren and his parents Phillip and Clara. He is survived by wife, Norma (Stinson), sons, Scott (Geeta), Laird (Elaine) and daughters, Connie McLeod, Vonni (Alan) Widdis and Sandy (Mike) Wankel as well as Warrenís wife, Brenda McLeod; grandchildren, Creighton Widdis, Brennon Widdis and friend Naoko Usui along with Brennon's son Eyvindar, Meghan and Mallory Wankel and Connor and Caitlin McLeod. Cecil was born July 18th, 1927 to Phillip and Clara McLeod. He was a great storyteller, he loved business and politics and spent his life involved in both. Cecil was a John Deere dealer in Maxim at the dealership started by his dad. The family moved to Radville along with the dealership where they would stay for the next 45 years. Throughout this time Cecil was awarded many honors for his service to the associations in which he was involved. When he and Norma travelled, Cecil loved to meet new people and discover what made them tick. He loved politics, Provincial, Canadian, US or International, it made no difference. A great day would be when he could argue about any of them, he remained current on the issues of the day until the very end. With Cecilís passing, Saskatchewan has lost quite a character, one of a generation who designed the fabric of our province and he will indeed be missed. The family would like to thank all friends and family who so kindly visited and kept in touch with Cecil and Norma after their move to Regina. The connection to their home was much appreciated. Cecil was cremated and there will be a service to follow at a later date.
- Glenda Jean (nee Linton) McLeod, late of Tribune, passed away suddenly September 28, 2006 at the age of 63 after a brief battle against leukemia. She was predeceased by her parents, Glen and Vesta Linton; her husband, Gordon McLeod; a daughter, Lana Jean McLeod; her in-laws, John and Minnie McLeod; brother-in-law Harry Fernell. She is survived by her children: Lance McLeod of Calgary, AB, Kevin McLeod of Colgate, and daughter Lori McLeod, Regina; three grandchildren: James, Ashley and Ajay; her sisters and brothers: Shirley (Clint) Andrews; Harvey (Myra) Linton; Gloria (Ernie) Kesslering; Elroy (Pat) Linton; Glen (Joyce) Linton, and Gail (Ed) Nistor; Garnet (Vicki) Linton; brother-in-law George (Marjorie) McLeod; two sisters-in-law, Gloria Fernell (Norman) and Grace (Cliff) Buchanan; as well as numerous nieces, nephews, cousins, and special friends, Jerry (Delores) Herring and Meshell Sampson. A Service of Remembrance was held Monday, October 2, 2:00 pm at Grace United Church, Weyburn, with Rev. John Ferrier officiating. Interment was at Green Acres Memorial Gardens, Weyburn.
- Norma (nee Stinson) August 5, 1928 - February 5, 2013. It is with heavy hearts we announce the passing of Norma. She was predeceased by her husband Cecil, son, Warren and parents, Walter and Gladys Stinson. Left to cherish her memory are sons Scott (Geeta), Laird (Elaine), daughters, Connie, Vonni (Alan), Sandy (Mike), daughter-in-law Brenda; grandchildren Creighton, Brennon, Meghan, Mallory, Connor, Caitlin and a precious great-grandson Eyvindar. Norma was born on the Stinson homestead near Colgate. She began school at Lornedale and later attended high school at Caronport in keeping with the strong Christian values with which she was raised. She was blessed with a beautiful singing voice and sang at hundreds of wedding and funerals. Her faith sustained her over her entire life. There was never a cloud so dark she couldn't see the silver lining. In 1948 she married Cecil. She was known far and wide for her cooking skills and would often feed hired men and sales people Cecil would unexpectedly bring home for dinner. She fed hundreds at the annual John Deere Days event which even retired farmers would attend to visit and have dinner. All were welcome. When the family moved to Radville in 1968 Norma had time for interests of her own. She became active in federal politics and opened a lunch counter serving homemade baking. She served on the National Parole Board and really enjoyed the responsibility she was given. Norma and Cecil travelled widely but she was always most content at home. She had many dear friends and simple pleasures meant the most to her, always making time for her children and grandchildren. Norma and Cecil moved to Regina in 2012 to enjoy more years of carefree retirement. Sadly it was not to be as she started radiation treatments shortly thereafter. We will miss her sweet disposition and generous spirit. She was a most gracious mother with a wonderful sense of fun and a flair for fashion. Service to be held jointly with Cecil on Saturday, February 16th, at 2:00 p.m. at the Holy Family Roman Catholic Church in Radville.
- Gladys Hilda (nee Bailey) McNeil, age 80, passed away on September 28, 2001. Gladys was predeceased by her parents, James and Della Bailey in 1976; her husband Gerald in 1998; a son Ronald in 1949; a brother, Warren in 1985; a sister, Vera Wood in 1995; and one son-in-law Lawrence Stovra in 1996. Gladys is survived by five daughters: Marilyn Stovra of Regina; her three children: Kelly and Bradley Stovra, Janelle (Curtis) Mazur; Karen (Lionel) Hunstad of Lake Alma; their four children: Curtis (Cathy) Hunstad, Wendy (Lorne) Ereth, Lynn (Brennan) Zackrisson, Coreen (Jason) Uyterrhagen; Sandra (William) Hutt of Tribune; their three children: Kim (Allan) Krausher, Joyce (Greg) Wallin, Steven (Cheryl) Hutt; Myrna (Howard) Larson of Weyburn; their three children: Trina (Darwyne) Tessier, Darren (Bonita) Larson, Orren Larson and Rhonda Huggett of Assiniboia; her son Matthew Huggett; 14 grandchildren; 30 great grandchildren and one brother-in-law Tom Wood of Orcadia; as well as several nieces and nephews. Gladys was born September 19, 1921 at the family farm south of Oungre. She attended Murray Smith, a country school near Hoffer. She worked for several families as housekeeper and caregiver. On October 7, 1940, she was united in marriage with Gerald McNeil. They farmed in the Hoffer district. Gladys always had the coffee pot on for neighbours, friends and family. Gladys loved the farm life working alongside her husband. She always planted a large garden, producing more than she needed in case someone else needed some. She enjoyed flowers and landscaping the yard. She enjoyed bowling, playing cards, baking and cooking, as well as knitting, crocheting and crafts. She was involved in many community activities, a member of the Homemakers for ten years, was a poll clerk for the C.C.F., later the N.D.P., for many years and was instrumental in getting the Souris Valley history book started. In April of 1994 Mom had a stroke which left her one side paralyzed and also with the loss of verbal and communication skills. That fall they moved to Weyburn to a suite in which they stayed for one year, and later they moved into Parkway Lodge. She was a very special person and a great mother, and will be very sadly missed by all whose lives she touched. The funeral service was held Tuesday, October 2, at 2 p.m. from Grace United Church, Weyburn, with Gary W. Goran officiating. Interment followed in the Zion Community Cemetery at Hoffer. The pallbearers were her granddaughters, Janelle Mazur, Wendy Ereth, Lynn Zackrisson, Coreen Uyterrhagen, Kim Krausher, Joyce Wallin and Trina Tessier.
- Rev. Matilda "Tillie". On Monday, January 1, 2007, Rev. Matilda "Tillie" McTaggart, of Weyburn Special Care Home, passed away at the Weyburn General Hospital at the age of 89 years. Predeceased by her parents, James and Lillian McTaggart; sisters, Jean Bowditch, Edith Pederson, Margaret McTaggart and Anne Sedwick, brothers, Stanley and William McTaggart, and nephews, Richard and Neal McTaggart. Matilda is survived by one brother, Robert (Lucille) McTaggart of Calgary, AB as well as numerous nieces, nephews, relatives and friends. "Tillie" was born May 8, 1917 at Colgate. After obtaining her grade 12, she was employed doing general household duties, and enjoyed reading and doing puzzles. She then attended Bethel Bible School in Saskatoon. Upon graduation, she entered the ministry with her sister, Margaret, pastoring several churches in Saskatchewan. They lived in several small communities in Saskatchewan at various times throughout her life. Most of her active life was involved in church ministry. Matilda lived a life wholly dedicated to serving her Lord and Savior. Funeral service was held Saturday, January 6, at 3:00 p.m. from Silver Heights Bible Church, Weyburn, with Pastor Bryan Keough officiating. Interment followed in Hillcrest Cemetery, Weyburn. The active pallbearers were: Edward Baird, Rod Brown, Jim Peters, Ken Fox, Kent Pierce and Cliff Gallinger.
- Neil Alexander McTaggart passed away peacefully at Parkway Lodge in Weyburn, SK at age 96 on Friday, December 26, 2008. Neil was born on December 1, 1912 to Alex and Mary McTaggart on the family farm south of Colgate. During the Depression he quit school after taking his grade 8 and helped on the farm. Neil was always interested in sports. He played baseball in his early years. In 1929 he started curling learning to curl with tin cans at home on the dugout. He loved to go to Bonspiels and didn't miss many for miles around. He also enjoyed golfing and after retiring to Weyburn took up bowling as well. Neil married Annie McLeod of McCord on March 23, 1943. Together they raised two daughters, Isabell and Donalda. Neil spent almost 70 years of his life on the same family farm on which he was born. He and Annie attended a few Silver Brooms over the years which they thoroughly enjoyed. In 1982, he and Annie retired and moved to Weyburn. Neil was always active in Colgate community affairs. He was Secretary-Treasurer of the local community club for 24 years, President of the Lorndale Telephone Company for 20 years and Secretary-Treasurer of the Colgate Golf Club. He was also a Church Elder for the Colgate United Church for many years. Family was very important to Neil and on their many trips to Ontario he made sure he visited every relative that he could. He was very proud of his six grandchildren and later on of his 10 great grandchildren. During the past year, he even enjoyed a few visits from his one and only great-great grandson. His grandchildren recall learning cribbage from Grandpa and playing many games of pool with him while he patiently lined up their shots for them. After Annie passed away in 2005 Neil moved into Parkway Lodge where he spent the past 3 years. Predeceased by his mother Mary McTaggart, his father Alex McTaggart, wife Annie McTaggart, brother James Lewis McTaggart, sisters Bessie McTaggart and Ada Bellamy and brother-in-law Richard Bellamy, great-granddaughter Kaitlyn Robertson. Neil is survived by daughters Isabell (Rob) Willock and Donalda (Don) Neill; grandchildren Donald (Melodie) Willock, Darren (Sherry) Neill, Trevor (Dawn) Willock, Donnita (Wes) Maas, Alana (Jim) Robertson, Allison (Steve) Massel; great grandchildren Kristi, Alexandra, Hayden and Sydney Willock; Amy and Steven Neill; Brendon and Jordan Maas; and Kaine and Brooke Robertson; great-great grandson Jaken Willock; sister-in-law Matilda McTaggart; several brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law, nieces and nephews. Funeral service was held Tuesday, December 30, 2008 at 2:00 p.m. from Grace United Church with Reverand Barnabas officiating. Interment followed in Hillcrest Cemetery, Weyburn. Honorary Pallbearers were Art Stinson, Wally Oliver, Ian McDougall, Eddy Bartlett, Dalton Lafoy and Elwood Kinchen. The active Pallbearers were Donald Willock, Darren Neill, Trevor Willock, Wes Maas, Jim Robertson and Steve Massel.
- Edith (nee Hansen) Melby passed away at Midale, Wednesday, October 15, 2008, at the age of 98 years. Survived by daughter, Elaine (Gary) Ayre, Linden, AB; sons, Dennis (Bev) Melby, Midale, Palmer (Priscilla) Melby, Calgary, AB, Allan Melby, Pense, Gerald (Noella) Melby, Calgary, AB, Norman (Shiela) Melby, Estevan; brothers, Clarence (Vera) Hansen, Johnny Hansen, Lloyd (Lauretta) Hansen, Palmer (Marg) Hansen; sister, Evelyn Hansen; brother-in-law, Harold Tangjerd; sister-in-law, Hazel Hansen; 18 grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; Linda Slatford; also numerous nieces and nephews. Predeceased by her husband, Victor Melby; parents, John and Dina Hansen; brother, Bernhard Hansen; sisters, Myrtle Hansen, Clara Tangjerd, Anna Hagen; brother-in-law, Olaf Hagen; sister-in-law, Evelyn Hansen; one grandson Timothy Melby. Funeral service was held at 1:00 p.m. Tuesday, October 21, from the Trinity Lutheran Church, Estevan, with Pastor Tim Lofstrom officiating. Interment followed the lunch at Dravland Lutheran Cemetery, Oungre. Viewing was from 7 - 9 p.m. Monday, October 20, 2008 from the Chapel of Orsted Funeral Home, Estevan.
- Timothy Landon Melby was born in Weyburn February 23, 1979, the second of four children born to Gerald and Noella Melby. He was raised on the family farm at Oungre and attended Kindergarten to Grade 12 at Lyndale School in Oungre. He then took one year petroleum technology at SAIT in Calgary, AB and was a first year student at Northern State College in Aberdeen, SD, USA. Tim led a very active young life, playing with his brothers and sister and also his many cousins and friends. He was very helpful on the farm learning to drive all the machinery at a very young age. He was an adult before he was grown up. He worked on the farm his whole young life, then after graduation he flew to Calgary and worked at Northrock Resources for the summer. The following summers were spent working on farms in the area including working for Lorne and Kirby Hanson and Dennis Melby. He also worked at TSE Operating Service working for Trent Emmel. He also worked for one summer driving combine for his uncle Allen Melby. Tim found out he liked skating and by age three was already playing hockey and by age five was an avid skater. He had completed all levels of power skating with gold standing by age 12. Tim loved hockey and on every team he played he always gave 100% effort. Tim also loved baseball and played for many years. The highlight of his baseball life was winning the bantam provincial championship with the Oungre Norceen Blues. Tim also loved golf and was a power swinging left handed golfer who could drive the ball a country mile, but not always straight. Tim played high school volleyball and their team did get to the provincials but did not win. He loved swimming and completed all levels up to lifeguard. He completed a gun safety course and started hunting at an early age, gophers at first but after his first big buck at 14, he loved to go deer hunting every year and seemed to always bring home a nice buck. Tim also loved pheasant hunting and always looked forward to going out with his friend and principal, Jesse Shupe. He also helped Jesse with a pheasant release program. His many hockey tournaments and baseball and volleyball championships were all special to him. The highlight trip for Tim was when he and his brother Kelly took a trip to Phoenix, Arizona for golf and sightseeing. Tim was a member of the Hamar Lutheran Church at Bromhead and attended Sunday School and church for many years and was confirmed at the Hamar Lutheran Church. He was a member of the Hamar Lutheran Church Youth Group with Dianne Chapman as leader. Tim has lived at home most of his life but has spent time in Calgary where he lived for nine months. His last seven months in Aberdeen, SD where he was attending Northern State University, has been the best thing that could have happened to him. Not because of the beautiful small city but because of the closeness of the school and the people whom he has met from all over the United States. The friendships he has made have been special to him. This includes his NSU Wolves hockey club and his coaches who have all been good to him. His special friends on the team, Pat Turbert, Jesse Weiler and Bob Strom, his house mate and protector Drew Duhaime and his very dear friend Jackie Zent who had changed his life more than she could ever realize. Tim held his friends in the highest regard and this will be remembered by all his family forever. In the early morning hours of March 30, 2001, Tim passed away quietly in his sleep. He will be loved and remembered always. Predeceased by his grandparents: Victor Melby, and William and Dorothy Thompson. Timothy will be lovingly remembered and sadly missed by his father and mother, Gerald and Noella Melby, his two brothers, Chris and Kelly and one sister, Jenness; grandmother, Edith Melby; aunts and uncles: Dorothy (Andrew) Short, Jean (David) Knibbs, Lorna Anderson, Elaine (Gary) Ayre, Dennis Melby, Palmer (Prescilla) Melby, Allen (Linda) Melby, Norman (Shiela) Melby; as well as numerous cousins, great aunts and uncles. A memorial service was held Monday, April 9 at 2:00 p.m. from Hamar Lutheran Church, Bromhead, with Pastor Cicely McDougal officiating. Interment will be at a later date. Honorary pallbearers were: Jesse Weiler, Pat Turbert, Drew Duhaime, Terrance Wanner, Kevin Wanner, Mike Strachan, Derrick Walbaum, John Durr, Loni Hoium and Mark Larson, members of the Northern State University hockey team.
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- Alwin Carl. On Friday, December 12, 2008, Alwin Carl Nelson passed away at Weyburn General Hospital at the age of 80 years. Predeceased by his parents, Carl and Enid Nelson; one brother, Robert Nelson and a brother-in-law, Anton Kuntz. Alwin is survived by his brothers and sisters: Vivian Kuntz of Tribune, Evelyn (Ralph) Kuntz of Airdrie, AB, Grace (Peter) Syrnyk of Denver, Colorado, Gordon (Georgine) Nelson of Edmonton, AB, Faye (Wilfred) Wernicke of Swift Current; sister-in-law, Margaret Nelson of Weyburn, as well as numerous nieces, nephews, relatives and friends. Alwin was born in Bromhead on June 6, 1938 at Mrs. Humble's small hospital (she was his midwife/nurse) Dr. Brown attended the delivery. Alwin resided on a farm southeast of Oungre where he and his brothers, Robert and Gordon, sisters, Vivian, Evelyn, Grace and Fay were raised. He later moved to Weyburn. He continued farming the home quarter of land until his passing and the rest he rented out. Alwin's early school years were at Shakespeare School until it closed in the 40's. He finished his education at the old Lyndale School in Oungre where Carl Sampson drove the kids to school in his car. In his early years, Alwin attended shows at Oungre and Bromhead, he also attended local dances in the community. Alwin was a true farmer, "he loved the land"! Watching the crops grow and mature, the fall season was his favorite time of the year, when bringing in the harvest. Alwin and his brother Robert started their early farming career together after purchasing the 'Mann's Quarter'. They raised enough flax the first year to pay for the land! Alwin was a hard-working man and a good neighbour as he loved to visit with people. If a neighbour stopped in at the farm everything would shut down for coffee and a good visit. Alwin enjoyed going to auction sales, he had an eye for a good deal, which he would proudly exhibit whether it be equipment or antiques. Even in the last year he purchased some new equipment for farming and travel. It was well known that Alwin was a 'pack-rat' he never threw anything away, saying 'someone else will have to look after this stuff when I'm gone'. Alwin was the family 'Historian' and a wealth of information about the community and family history. He kept up with the times by reading and watching the news and the farm reports. Everyone knew not to phone or interrupt during these programs. For years he kept a daily diary of the weather. Alwin was a private, independent man, who cared about his family and they were very important to him. He attended numerous weddings, anniversaries, reunions and family functions, and always provided a room in his house for family gatherings as recently as a month ago. That family gathering, when all his sisters and brother came to Weyburn for a visit, will be forever treasured in their hearts. He leaves a legacy of loving memories for those who knew him. Alwin was dearly loved, and will be missed by all. Funeral services were held Thursday, December 18, 2008 at 2:00 p.m. from Fletcher Funeral Chapel, Weyburn with Pastor Martin Olson officiating. Interment followed at Hillcrest Cemetery, Weyburn. The Pallbearers were his nephews: Darren Nelson, Richard Kuntz, Wade Ashworth, Kent Ashworth, Boyd Tytlandsvik and Lee Tytlandsvik.
- Enid Gladys (nee Collins). On January 8, 2001, Enid Gladys Nelson passed away at Souris Valley Extended Care Centre, Weyburn, at the age of 95 years. Predeceased by her husband, Carl in 1959; her father and mother, David and Maude Collins; four brothers: Victor, Claude, Basil and Cyril Collins; two sisters, Constance and Marjorie Munday; brothers-in-law, Ed Munday and Lyle Wilcox; sisters-in-law, Nellie Collins and Genieve Collins. Enid is survived by her seven children: Robert (Margaret) Nelson of Oungre; Alwin Nelson of Weyburn; Vivian (Anton) Kuntz of Tribune; Evelyn (Ralph) Kuntz of Airdrie, AB; Grace (Pete) Syrnyk of Denver, Col.; Gordon (Georgine) Nelson of Edmonton, AB; Fay (Wilf) Wernicke of Swift Current; 17 grandchildren, 24 great grandchildren, three great great grandchildren; two sisters-in-law: Clara Collins of Estevan and Alice Collins of Vernon, BC. Enid was born April 19, 1905 at Hamilton, ON. She came west to Saskatchewan with her parents to the Davidson and Larburn district when she was only 2-1/2 weeks old. She married Carl Nelson November 13, 1925. They lived on the farm in the Oungre district before moving into their house in Oungre, then to the Holder Block in Weyburn. Enid then moved into Legion Towers where she lived for 17 years. In 1995 she moved to Souris Valley Extended Care Centre where she resided at the time of her passing. Funeral service was held Friday, January 12 at 2:00 p.m. from Hamar Lutheran Church, Bromhead, with Rev. MacDougal officiating. Interment followed in Hamar Lutheran Cemetery, Bromhead. The active pallbearers were her grandsons: David Syrnyk, Kevin Syrnyk, Darren Nelson, Randy Nelson, Garry Kuntz, Carl Kuntz, Richard Kuntz, Raymund Kuntz, Darrel Nelson and Joseph Kuntz.
- Robert Burns. The family of Robert Burns Nelson regretfully announces the passing of our beloved husband, father, grandfather, brother, uncle and friend on November 3, 2006 at age 79. Robert was predeceased by his parents: Carl and Enid Nelson; his in-laws: Carl and Lily Buck; brothers-in-law: Anton Kuntz and Elden Anderson and numerous uncles and aunts. Robert will be lovingly remembered by his wife of 57 years, Margaret; his son Darren and his daughter Bonnie (Larry) Tytlandsvik; three grandchildren: Boyd, Lani and Lee; brothers: Alwin, Weyburn, Gordon (Georgine), Edmonton, AB; sisters: Vivian Kuntz, Tribune; Evelyn (Ralph) Kuntz, Airdrie, AB; Grace (Peter) Syrnyk, Arvada, CO; Fay (Wilfred) Wernicke, Swift Current; brother-in-law: Don Buck, Oungre; sister-in-law: Olive Anderson, Saskatoon; aunt Clara Collins, Estevan, as well as numerous nephews, nieces, cousins and close friends. Robert Burns Nelson, eldest child of Carl and Enid Nelson, was born January 25, 1927 at Bromhead. Since he was delivered by a Scottish midwife and born the same day as the famous Scottish poet, Robert Burns, his parents had no choice in what his name would be. He grew up on farms south of Bromhead and attended Shakespeare school and at a young age went to work on a threshing crew, for which he had calloused hands to prove it. He also enjoyed dancing and just generally having a good time, of which he told many stories about how many people would fit in the cab of his two ton truck or about all those trips to Westby and Fortuna. He also had fond memories of sports days at Foster's Grove, especially the five-cent coupons handed out for ice cream. Robert started dating Margaret Buck about the fall of 1947. It was hard to pinpoint an exact date because they all traveled as a group to dances and other functions. They were married October 20, 1949. After they were married, they lived on a farm south of Bromhead until 1957 when they moved into Oungre, where Robert worked on the railway. They were janitors of Lyndale School when it was built. In 1959, they moved to the farm south of Oungre where they lived until a year ago when they moved into Weyburn. Robert served as a councilor for a short time and drove school bus from 1959 to 1978. Families on his bus route always said that you could set the clock by his daily punctuality and he took great pride in knowing every night that all of his kids made it off the bus safely. But, Robert's real passion was farming. With this came his stubborn, but hardworking, honest attitude. He spoiled his cows rotten and even called them "his suckies". He had them trained so that they knew exactly when he was coming with the chop pail and they would follow him the whole way. He also thoroughly enjoyed the thousands of hours he spent cutting and baling feed for his animals. Actually, his animals didn't stop at just cows; they also had a billy goat, bunnies, pigs, chickens and turkeys. Over the years, he enjoyed many dances and card playing nights with friends, and family, and attending many functions that the grandchildren were involved in. Robbie, as always, enjoyed sitting down with family and friends and having a good old "gab" session. And for him, the age of his gabbing partner didn't matter as long as they could hold up their end of the conversation. A dream of his was to move to Weyburn and sit in the mall everyday and talk to anyone and everyone, as long as they could talk farming. Us three grandchildren spent many hours at grandma and grandpa's farm growing up where we learned many interesting things. If it wasn't for grandpa, we wouldn't know: how to hunt gophers while flying through the pasture in the old blue club-cab, how to melt vanilla ice cream to make the perfect bowl for a bedtime snack, that it is possible to play a million hands of cards in a lifetime but never once have to shuffle the cards because of his "poor" thumb, that a person's compassion could result in grandma having to make a meal for anyone that was over visiting and that calloused hands are the result of a farmer's life-long passion. But, unfortunately, none of us inherited his sneaky little grin that he thought would always get him out of trouble. In the months leading up to his passing, every one of grandpa's brothers and sisters were able to travel to visit him one last time for which he and all of us were very grateful. And no matter how he was feeling, he always thanked visitors for coming and told them to make sure they came back. Beyond the support of family, him and grandma were spoiled rotten by the young neighbors they had on the farm. Grandpa was always blown away by their gracious acts. It took a lot out of grandpa when his health was failing and could no longer hop in the car and drive down to the farm whenever he wanted. We always knew how hard it was for him to be in the nursing home and how hard it was for us to have him there, but we took comfort in the care he was getting because he always told us that "they treat me good". Over the last few months, it has broken our hearts to listen to him ask us to take him to the farm and for us to not be able to fulfill that wish. So today grandpa, we are pleased to tell you that you finally get to go to the farm. Grandpa lived and breathed for his family and the farm and he will be sadly missed and forever loved by everyone that ever knew him. A celebration of Robert's life was held November 7, at 2:00 pm at RD Family Memorial Funeral Chapel with Marg Mcleod, CLA officiating. All who shared in Robert's life were considered honorary pallbearers. The active pallbearers were: Garry Kuntz, Trevor Buck, Kevin Lohse, Diane Clarke, Todd Persson, and Garnet Anderson. Interment followed at Zion Community Cemetery, Hoffer.
- Norma Alvidia (nee Torgunrud) late of Weyburn, passed away Sunday, July 22, 2012 at the age of 86 years. Norma was predeceased by her husband, Julian; her parents, Melvin and Hellen Torgunrud; step-father, Ray Steiro; twin sister, Nina; father and mother-in-law, Albert and Ida Ness; sisters-in-law, Evelyn Torgunrud, Evelyn Larson, and May Stovra; brothers-in-law, Mervin Freeman, Leroy Walkom, Arne Stovra and Clifford Larson; step-sisters, Alfrida Scott, and Selma Woods; and step-brother, Harold Steiro. Norma will be lovingly remembered and forever missed by her children, Garry (Norma) Ness, Gloria (Ron) Bohn, Mavis (Andy) O’Donnell, Mervin (Valerie) Ness and Adele (Allan) Terrett; 10 grandchildren, Mark (Jannecke) Friesen, Jason (Jaclyne) Bohn, Shawn (Amanda) O’Donnell, Troy (Pam) Bohn, Amanda (Jay) Joseph, Rebecca (Luke) Guest, Michelle (Blair) Knox, Christopher (Melissa) Terrett, Dayna (Cody) Peterson and Stephen (Tessa) Terrett; 17 great grandchildren, Savannah, Brett and Scott Friesen, Karsen and Emma Szczecinski, Jaydn, Jonah and Jed Bohn, Caydence and Paige Bohn, Kenadi, Tucker and Chesnee O’Donnell, Cooper Peterson and Hannah, Hayden and Hadlee Terrett; brother, Merlin Torgunrud; sisters, Janice Walkom and Jean Freeman; step-sisters, Dagny Marshall and Helen Steiro; step-brothers, Ralph, Carl, and Raymond Steiro; as well as numerous nieces and nephews. Norma and her twin sister were born at Maxim on March 31, 1926. They were placed in a shoe box and set on the oven door for warmth. They were both baptized at home on May 8, 1926. Her twin sister passed away at the age of 6 months. A brother and two sisters followed to complete the family. She was educated at Apollo School and attended church at Immanuel Lutheran, Maxim. Norma was confirmed there on June 29, 1941. Her daddy passed away in 1950. Her mom married Ray Steiro, a widower with children of his own, and they became a blended family of 14. Norma worked for farm families around Midale, Beaubier and Lake Alma and said she enjoyed working for them all as everyone treated her so well. Norma married Julian Ness on October 9, 1946. They built a two room house and barn on the farm and began their life together. They were blessed with two sons and three daughters. In 1960 they moved into Tribune. She worked at the local Red and White store for several owners as well as the Café and Post Office. She was active in the Community Club, Home and School, Boy Scouts and the local SS Branch of Legion Ladies Auxillary. After Julian`s sudden passing in July of 1979, Norma moved to Weyburn in October of the same year. She transferred her membership to Zion Lutheran Church on March 31, 1985, her 59th birthday. She lived at Legion Towers for many years and then moved to Crocus Villa and to Tatagwa House 4, where she remained until her passing. She loved having her brother Merlin living at Legion Towers and later at Tatagwa where they could see each other several times a day. Norma loved to visit with family and friends, go dancing, play cards, work on jigsaw puzzles and wait for the curling season to begin on TV. She enjoyed babysitting her grandchildren and shared in each of her children’s joy as they became grandparents themselves and a new great grandchild was born. Her family will miss her always, but are happy she is once again reunited with her husband and resting peacefully. A Memorial Service was held Friday, July 27 at 1:00 pm from Zion Lutheran Church, Weyburn with Marj McLeod, CLA officiating.
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- Debbie Oliver (1957 - 2012). It is with broken hearts that we announce the passing of Debbie Oliver who passed away peacefully surrounded by her family on April 20th, 2012. She will be greatly missed by her children, Brittney (Mark) Fawcett and Jayden Soroka, her grandchildren Ireland, Lochlan and Sawyer, her parents Wally and Joyce Oliver, her partner Rod Sydenham and many close relatives and friends. She will always be remembered as a joyful daughter, mother, amma, sister and friend. We are very sad that she is no longer with us, but feel so blessed that we had her in our life.Debbie had many fond memories of growing up with her brother and sisters on their farm near Colgate, Sk. She was blessed with amazing parents, which in turn blessed us with an amazing mom. Debbie always saw the good in everything and was a ray of light in the lives of everyone who knew her. She loved to just sit and talk with her family, go for coffee with her kids, and travel with her partner. She shone the brightest with her grandchildren who knew her as Amma and shared a very strong bond with her two children. To us she'll always be brave. Even though her life was short she would not want us to mourn her passing but celebrate the life she lived.A celebration of her life will be held on Wednesday, April 25, 2012 at 1:30 pm at Grace United Church, Weyburn, SK with Rev. M. Barnabas and Pastor Craig Moeller, officiating. Private family interment will follow at Hillcrest Cemetery, Weyburn, SK. Thank you to all the Doctors and staff at the Regina General and Pasqua Hospitals, Oncology and Palliative Care Centers for all they did to make Debbie's time there as comfortable as possible.
- Gladys (nee Ellingson) Olsen, late of Weyburn, passed away peacefully, with her son by her side on September 21, 2001 in her 87th year. Predeceased by her parents: John and Ellen Ellingson; her husband Harold, and brother-in-law: Gordon Forrester. She will be greatly missed by her cherished son Barry (Lynne) and grandson James of Regina; granddaughter Trudy (Michael) Brown and great grandchildren: Taylor Brown, Tanner Brown and Brayden Brown of Norwalk, Iowa. Also left to mourn is her sister: Edna Forrester of Bromhead; nephews: Robert Forrester of Regina, Donald (Donna) Forrester of Bromhead, and Bryan Forrester of Bromhead, and their families Memorial service was held Wednesday, September 26 at 2:00 p.m. from Hamar Lutheran Church, Bromhead with Rev. Cicely McDougall officiating. Interment of cremains followed at Hamar Lutheran Cemetery, Bromhead.
- Myrtle Lena. On Friday, August 20, 1999, Myrtle Lena Olson, of Weyburn, passed away at the Weyburn Special Care Home at the age of 92 years. Predeceased by her father and mother: Oscar and Augusta Olson, her husband, Adolph Olson, one son, Allen "Buddy", one daughter Beryl, five brothers, three sisters and one son-in-law, William Allen. Myrtle is survived by her sons and daughters: Irene (Kerry) Moffatt of Saskatoon; Margaret Allen of the Plains, OH; R. Marvin (Marilyn) Olson of Oakville, ON; Bob (Betty Lou) Olson of Tribune; grandchildren: John (Amelia) and Carl Moffatt, Carol and David Olson, Brent and Liana Olson, three great grandchildren: Lynn, Kris and Juli Moffatt, three sisters: Irene Lader and Mable Streblow, both of Rhinelander, WI; and Florence Emond of Riverton, WY; as well as many nieces and nephews. Myrtle Lena Olson was born December 1, 1906 in Rhinelander, Wisconsin to Oscar and Augusta Olson, one of a family of 12. She immigrated to Canada and married Adolph Olson November 6, 1924. He predeceased her in September 1979. Together they farmed west of Tribune in the hills of the Greendale district. To them were born six children, Irene, Allen (Buddy deceased), Margaret, Marvin, Robert and Beryl (deceased). Myrtle lead an active life, and filled her family's lives with stories and songs. Her good cooking attracted many passers-by. Hospitality and generosity were some of her gifts. She became a Christian after coming to Canada, and took an active part in her church, teaching Sunday School, even into her 80's. During retirement years she enjoyed travelling to visit her family, and especially trips to her old home beside Bundy Lake in Wisconsin. Whenever possible she loved spending time with her six grandchildren: John and Carl, Brent and Liana, Carol and David, and three great grandchildren, Lynn, Kris and Juli Moffatt. After 92 years, she leaves us with many memories. Funeral service was held Monday, August 23 at 1:00 p.m. from Beaubier Pentecostal Church, Beaubier, with Pastor G. Kerry Moffatt officiating. Interment followed in Emmanual Lutheran Cemetery, Maxim. Pallbearers were Marvin Olson, Robert Olson, John Moffatt, Brent Olson, David Olson and Carl Moffatt.
- J. David Ordahl, late of Bromhead, passed away on Monday , April 11 , 2005 at the age of 60 years. He was predeceased by his parents; Jacob and Johanna Ordahl and his wife Margaret. David is survived by his children: Tim (Cathie) Ordahl, Calgary, AB and their children, Clayton, Jeremy, Patrick and Alan; Daryl (Veronica) Ordahl of Kentucky USA; Cindy (Pete) Welch of Victoria, BC and their children, Douglas and Tyler; two step-children: Angel (Brent) Erickson of Estevan and their children, Jasmine and Preston; Rennie (Shauna) Meek of Estevan, and their children, Dean, Scott and Samual as well as numerous cousins and friends. David was born on August 5, 1944 in Estevan. David was a farmer all his life and loved it. Later he joined the Royal Canadian Legion in Estevan and was an associate member. A Memorial Service was held Saturday, April 16, at 2:00 p.m. from Hamar Lutheran Church, Bromhead, with Laurel Seyfert Officiating. Interment followed in Lac Qui Parle Cemetery.
- Margaret Rose (nee Sobchuk) Ordahl ( November 27, 1941 - August 31, 2003), late of Bromhead, passed away peacefully at the age of 61 years. She was predeceased by her father John Sobchuk. Margaret leaves to mourn her husband, David, Bromhead; mother Sophie Sobchuk (Granny), Estevan; sister Betty McAuliffe (Micheal), Almonte, ON; brother Don Sobchuk (friend Mary Lou Petterson), Torquay. Her children: Rennie (Shauna) Meek, Estevan, and their children Dean and Scott: Angel (Brent) Erickson, Estevan, and their children Jasmine and Preston. Stepchildren: Timothy (Kathy) Ordahl, grandchildren, Jeremy, Allan and Patrick, Calgary, AB; Darrel Ordahl, Pikeville, Kentucky; and Cindy (Peter) Welsh; grandchild Douglas, Victoria, BC; as well as niece, Jennifer (Steve) Sobchuk, and nephew Cory Sobchuk. Margaret spent much of her childhood living on the family farm in Lang. The family moved to Penticton, BC for a short time then moved back to Saskatchewan to make Regina home. Both of her parents were hard workers and they instilled a strong work ethic in their children. Margaret's resume shows a wide variety of skills and positions. She's worked at the Quality Tea Room, Drake Hotel, Sask. Wheat Pool, Dominion Bridge, Regina General Hospital administration, Uptown Motel, Beefeater Motor Inn, Torquay Motor Hotel. She was an active member in her community, president of the Torquay/Tribune branch of the credit union for seven years. She was also the regional delegate for the credit union. Most recently she was an elected council woman for the board in the R.M. of Cymri, Midale. Margaret had been known for her love of the outdoors and all that ensued. Her gardens, both flower and vegetable were a passion to her. Every year she would plant hundreds of bedding plants, tended her rose garden and cared for her perennials. She would spend many happy hardworking hours nurturing it all. Her garden was big enough for three or four families and she was quick to share; right off the vine or already pickled or canned, whatever that person wanted. Family and friends have enjoyed the fruits of her labour when they would come out to enjoy the beauty of her yard. One special occasion was the wedding of her son which was held in Margaret and David's yard. An occasion was not a stipulation for gatherings, full of laughter, and always lots of food, around the fire pit in the park in the trees. Not a birthday, anniversary, wedding, graduation, or any special occasion went by without just the right card sent by Margaret, always with a personal note or gift. Her family and friends would often tease her about the shares she must own in the Hallmark company. Her ability to make people feel special was always evident. Her door was always open to you. Usually to hear her say, "Are you hungry? Can I get you something to drink?" It made no difference to her if it was 4 p.m. or 4 a.m., everyone was made to feel welcome. She always had time for those who called. Compassionate, understanding, and always with a touch of sarcasm, humor and wit, she was a great listener. Margaret was a member of the 'you' generation. She would remember the details of your last conversation for the next one. It was always about you first. She always put herself last. Margaret was a tireless worker, proving that time and time again. She helped to organize weddings for family and friends, prepare speeches she needed to deliver, or even helping to write or direct comical skits. She was known to bake for three days and nights just to donate for a reunion, wedding or whatever. She would put all of herself into whatever the task and not rest until everything was as it should be. Margaret had a keen eye for details and many people would look to her for advice or direction with their event. Family held a special place in her heart, home and schedule. She spent many hours building strong relationships. She was the glue in the family. Everyone wanted to spend time with her. Her grandchildren were a special pleasure. Margaret spent much of her time teaching them card games, playing bingo in her kitchen, the ways of gardening, cooking, helping them with their homework, or anything in which they showed an interest. Margaret showed her family and friends what true strength was all about. Her life was not without difficulty, but she would face troubles head on and rise above all hardships with courage and grace. You would never hear her complain or whine. But you would hear her say, "Just get off your butt and get it done!" She was a positive person; even at the worst of her illness she would acknowledge visitors, always with a smile and patiently explain how this was just a setback and she would be home again very soon. Margaret will be sadly missed and never forgotten by those who knew her.
- Delilah May (nee Stainbrook), late of Weyburn, formerly of Tribune. It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of our beloved mother on Thursday, January 1, 2004. She passed away suddently and quietly, surrounded by her loving family. Delilah was predeceased by her caring husband, Clem, infant son, Dennis and parents, Joe and Grace Stainbrook. She is very lovingly remembered by her four children: Lynn Oxelgren, Larry (Shelly) Oxelgren, Raylene (Daryl) McFadden and Dorlan (Corrine) Oxelgren; special young ones: eight grandchildren and three great, grandchildren. She is also survived by five brothers: Roy (Charlotte), Murray (Mae), Marshall (Donna), Ellwood (Mavis) and Garry (Anna -Mae); one sister, Beryl (Ed) Mazur; brother-in-law, Kenneth (Lorraine) Oxelgren and only uncle, Martin (Gwen) Burrill and many nephews and nieces. Delilah was born on June 15, 1923 in Tribune. She always had a busy, enjoyable life at home and at the many places that her air force husband was stationed. She had many topics of interest to talk about, from items in her surroundings, to world-wide events, but what she always loved the most was home and familythey were her life. Funeral service was held on Tuesday, January 6 at 2:00 p.m. from Fletcher Funeral Chapel, Weyburn with Rev. John Ferrier officiating. Interment will follow at a later date at Hillcrest Cemetery.
- Ken Oxelgren of Tribune, passed away September 3, 2008 at the Weyburn Special Care Home at the age of 82 years. Ken was predeceased by his parents, Eric and Tillie Oxelgren; brother, Clem (Delilah) Oxelgren; sisters, Phyllis (Elmer) Erickson and Muriel (Hjalmer) Erickson. Ken will be lovingly remembered by his wife, Lorraine Oxelgren; daughter, Roxanne (Dean) Ror; son, Kim (Eva) Oxelgren; daughter, Sonia Oxelgren (Nick Tuchscherer) and son, Cory Oxelgren; seven grandchildren and two great-grandchildren - Devon (Carrie) Ror, Tyler Ror (Amanda Steer) and their daughter, Mya, Trina (Jason) Mundy, Travis (Kim) Oxelgren and their son, Dallen, Adine (Adrian) Enns, Mitchell and Jackson Tuchscherer; sister-in-law, Dorothy Erickson, as well as numerous nieces, nephews, relatives and friends. Ken was born and raised on the family farm and continued to farm it until the 1990's. He served on the municipal council for 10 years. In his younger years he enjoyed to play ball and curl. However, he will be remembered by his love of a good argument, especially political. This extended well into his later years! By Ken's request, there will be no Funeral Service.
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- Emil Peter Parnas passed away peacefully October 29, 1999 at Crocus Plains Villa, Weyburn, at the age of 83 years. Emil was born February 14, 1916 at Oungre, and worked off the farm at several occupations first and then farmed most of his life on the family farm. Emil came through the 30's and knew hard work and little pay. Emil made several of his own inventions and was very good at mechanical work. Predeceased by his father and mother, Edward and Gertrude Parnas; and by his first wife, Maggie in 1983; and a sister, Gladys Anderson of Estevan. Emil is survived by his loving wife, Lilly Parnas, married December 28, 1991; two sisters: Therese Binde of Fortuna, ND and Clara Lineham of Vancouver, BC; several nieces and nephews and great nieces and nephews; and by four step children: Ken (Joy) Grams, Wilbur (Cecile) Grams, Don (Dot) Grams and Doris (Delbert) Flaten. Funeral service was held Tuesday, November 2 at 2:00 p.m. from Fletcher Funeral Chapel, Weyburn, with Bill Corkum officiating minister. Interment followed at Zion Community Cemetery, Oungre. All those in attendance were considered to be honorary pallbearers. The active pallbearers were: Dennis Melby, Jerry Fowler, Joe Makelkie, Johnny Hansen, Don Zackrisson and Doug Benneweis.
- George O. On Thursday, May 29, 2003, George O. Paxman, late of Colgate, passed away at Souris Valley Extended Care Centre at the age of 93 years. Predeceased by his father and mother, James and Rebecca Paxman; three sisters: Florence, Willa and Edith and two brothers: Ben and Loss. George is survived by his ex-wife, Dora King; his children: Walter (Jo-Ann) and their children: Kristin and Travis; Dora-Lynn (Tom) and their children: Nancy, Kenny and Tiffany; Darwin (Connie) and their children: Kevin (Ricki), Elizabeth (Vaughn), Amanda (Aaron) and Arron; Curtis (Gail) and their children: Chantel, Megan, Melissa, Chantara, Austin and Logan; great granddaughters: Julie and Jade; as well as numerous nieces and nephews. George Oscar Paxman was born June 19, 1909 at Rosedale, Michigan, USA. In 1912 he moved with his family to the Tribune / Maxim area and attended Little Butte School to grade eight. He worked with his brother, Ben driving horses, etc. In 1934 he worked with Maitress Moore just south of Colgate and in 1935 he worked near Redvers for Robert Buggles and the Lamants. He came back to Colgate and worked with Pearce Oliver and later on highway 18 near Lake Alma. He started farming in 1943 and continued until 1987. Even in his last year he managed to drive the tractor. He lived in Colgate all the rest of his life on the farm. In 1954 he married Dora Eggum. George always looked forward to Christmas and celebrating birthdays with family. He loved attending the Tribune Christmas party and any community events when he was able. He enjoyed curling, reading and gardening, managing to grow the best potato crop, even last year. George had a strong bond with his family and always loved being with his children, grandchildren and great grandchildren. Funeral service was held Monday, June 2, at 11:00 a.m. from Grace United Church, Weyburn, with Gary W. Goran officiating. Interment followed in Colgate Cemetery. All of George's grandchildren were considered to be honorary pallbearers. The active pallbearers were: Tom Underwood, Dave Underwood, Hugh Sargent, Mel Eggum, Frank Bell and Ernie Lokken.
- Edith Anne (nee Zackrisson) Porth, late of Tribune, SK passed away Wednesday March 16, 2011, at the age of 76 years. Edith was predeceased by her husband, Emil, daughter, Glenda, son, Brian, sister, Pauline Scovoranski, nephew, Steven Scovoranski, her parents, Annie and Ed Zackrisson, and father and mother-in-law, Emil and Elizabeth Porth. She leaves to celebrate her life and her memory, her daughter Linda Porth, Weyburn, her daughter, Sheila (Don) Dziendzielowski and her precious granddaughters, Nicole, Rachelle, Reanne, Kelli, Saskatoon, sister, Margaret (Tom) O'Donnell, Regina, brother, John (Kay) Zackrisson, Regina, brother-in-law, Robert (Eleanor) Porth, Regina, sister-in-law, Joyce Tanner, Kelowna, BC, two aunts: Gertrude Zackrisson, Regina, Beth Ehrmantraut, Regina, as well as several nieces, nephews, cousins and friends. Edith was the eldest child of Annie and Ed Zackrisson. She attended school in Tribune, Regina and Teacher's College in Moose Jaw. Edith married Emil Porth Jr. on July 9, 1955. Together they farmed in the Tribune area and had four childern, Linda, Brian, Sheila and Glenda. Edith held many positions with the CWL. She enjoyed curling and was a big fan of the Toronto Blue Jays and Saskatchewan Roughriders. Prayers for Edith will be held on Friday, March 18, 2011 at 7:00 p.m. from St. Mary's Catholic Church, Tribune, SK. Funeral Mass will be held on Saturday March 19, 2011 at 1:00 p.m. from St. Mary's Catholic Church, Tribune, SK with Fr. Gerry Bauche, celebrant. Interment to follow at St. Mary's Cemetery, Tribune, SK. Pallbearers will be Steven Zackrisson, Brennan Zackrisson, Edward Scovoranski, John Tuchscherer, Gerald Walkeden, Glenn Walkeden. Honorary Pallbearers are all who shared in her life.
- Linda Diane Porth, late of Weyburn, SK passed away Wednesday March 16, 2011, at the age of 54 years. Linda was predeceased by her parents, Edith and Emil Porth, sister, Glenda, brother, Brian, her grandparents, Ed and Annie Zackrisson, Emil and Elizabeth Porth, aunt, Pauline Scovoranski, cousin Steven Scovoranski. She leaves to celebrate her life and her memory, her sister, Sheila (Don) Dziendzielowski and her special nieces, Nicole, Rachelle, Reanne, Kelli, Saskatoon, aunt, Margaret (Tom) O'Donnell, Regina, uncle, John (Kay) Zackrisson, Regina, uncle, Robert (Eleanor) Porth, Regina, aunt, Joyce Tanner, Kelowna, BC, as well as several cousins and friends. Linda was the eldest of four children born to Edith and Emil Porth. She attended school in Tribune and Lynndale School in Oungre. Linda worked as a travel consultant with CAA since 1987. She loved to travel and curling was her passion both working on committees and attending many events. Linda was a very special aunt to her four nieces. Prayers for Linda will be held on Friday, March 18, 2011 at 7:00 p.m. from St. Mary's Catholic Church, Tribune, SK. Funeral Mass will be held on Saturday March 19, 2011 at 1:00 p.m. from St. Mary's Catholic Church, Tribune, SK with Fr. Gerry Bauche, celebrant. Interment to follow at St. Mary's Cemetery, Tribune, SK. Pallbearers will be Steven Zackrisson, Brennan Zackrisson, Edward Scovoranski, John Tuchscherer, Gerald Walkeden, Glenn Walkeden. Honorary Pallbearers are all who shared in her life.
PREDDY - Charles Preddy was born on the family farm south of Tribune on July 10, 1915, to Fred and Ellen Preddy. He attended school in Tribune until grade 10 and received his grade 11 diploma by correspondence, all the while working in the local butcher shop. During the depression he worked at various jobs across Western Canada and Ontario, eventually returning to Tribune to work with his brother Fred in his garage. He enrolled in the RCAF in 1942 where he was trained as a mechanic and deployed at various stations across Canada, eventually winding up in Moose Jaw. During his posting in Moose Jaw he married Doris Hedegard of Bromhead. They resided in Moose Jaw until the end of the war, when they returned to Tribune where Charlie took over ownership of the garage and International Harvester dealership. While in Tribune, Charlie and Doris' three children: Larry, Dianne and Susan, were born. In 1961 Charlie and family moved to Estevan where he worked as the manager of the Estevan Co-op Service Station, at Double R Implements, at the Estevan Auction Mart, at Prosper Tractor, and finally for his son, Larry and partner Allen at Henders Drugs, keeping the books. Charlie was a member of the Royal Canadian Legion and was also a very active member of St. Paul's United Church. He is remembered by his family and friends as a generous, hard working man to whom 'later' meant 'now' in most cases. Charlie passed away at the age of 90 years at St. Joseph's Long Term Care Home in Estevan on December 6, 2005. His memorial service was held on December 9, at St. Paul's United Church. Interment will take place at a later date in Bromhead Cemetery. Charlie was predeceased by his father and mother, Fred and Ellen Preddy, his sisters Margaret, Daisy and Viola, and his brothers Fred, John and Ernie. He leaves to survive, his wife of 61 years, Doris (Hedegard) Preddy, son Larry Preddy of Estevan, daughters Dianne (Edwin) Fahlman of Weyburn and Susan (Howard) Yea of Regina, granddaughters Erin and Dana Fahlman, Stacey and Stefanie Yea as well as several nieces and nephews.
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- George Bernhard. On Wednesday, December 30, 2009, George Bernhard Rasmuson of Weyburn passed away at the age of 79 years. Predeceased by his parents, Gerhard and Bertha Rasmuson; his niece, Carolyn Ryan and his nephew, Mervin Rasmuson. He will be lovingly remembered by his sisters: Judy Rasmuson of Regina; Ruth (Duane) Ryan of Midale; and Anna (Merlin) Skjonsby of Weyburn; a brother, Raymond (Joyce) Rasmuson of Weyburn; as well as numerous nieces and nephews. George was born January 30, 1930 in a home where Norwegian was the first language. He attended Murray Smith School for grades one and two, and when the school closed, he attended school in Hoffer. He enjoyed sports days at Foster's Grove. Farming has always been his first interest. He operated first with horses, having binders, plows, etc., and threshing machines. With the industry, he progressed to tractors and combines, along with the equipment that went with them. He lived and farmed the family farm for 70 years, first as a mixed farm, and changing to a grain farm in 1980. George was always a quiet and private person, with a ready smile for everyone. He was a very strong and hard worker from early morning to late on many evenings. He always said, 'If you don't start early, you never get anything done'. George had an appreciation for all sorts of antiques, cars, tractors and machinery. He enjoyed playing board games and cards, checkers, crokinole, pit and monopoly. He had a guitar and liked to tinkle the piano keys. Wrestling was his favourite television program, and he watched Telemiracle. As with many hard working farmers, George enjoyed food meat and potatoes; but at Christmas it had to be Lutefisk, lefsa, flatbread and fruitcake. His number one pick for dessert was two things, apple pie and more apple pie. In 1999, because of failing health, he moved to Souris Valley Extended Care Centre and then to Tatagwa View when it opened. Special thanks to the Doctors and the care givers at the Care Homes. A private family service was held from Fletcher Funeral Chapel with Pastor Martin Olson officiating, and Bob Rasmuson gave the eulogy. Interment followed in Zion Cemetery, Oungre.
- Earl Ror, late of Weyburn passed away Tuesday, November 2, 2010, in the Pasqua Hospital in Regina. Earl was predeceased by his parents, Ruth and Daniel Ror; his daughter, Cindy Ror and his brother Raymond Ror. Earl is survived by his children: Brenda Ror, Saskatoon, Debbie (Melvin) Herberholz, Weyburn, Donna (Rodney) Kuciuk, Regina, Louise (Brian McCallum), Calgary, AB and Marlin Ror (Partner Trent), Regina; the mother of his children, Ruby Ror, Weyburn; several cherished grandchildren and great grandchildren; a brother Eugene (Jean) Ror, Weyburn as well as several nieces and nephews. Earl was born and raised on a farm in the Tribune area where he resided and farmed until 1998 at which time he retired and moved into Weyburn. A private family graveside service was held on Friday, November 5 with Marj McLeod CLA, officiating. Interment followed at Hillcrest Cemetery, Weyburn. Urn bearer was Melvin Herberholz.
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- Dolores Kathryn (nee McAlpine). On September 7, 2000, Dolores Kathryn Sampson, late of Weyburn, formerly of Oungre, passed away peacefully at the age of 89 years. Predeceased by her parents, Harry and Mary McAlpine; her husband, Albert in 1993; her daughter, Elaine in 1955; and a grandson, Terry Larsen in 1966; also one sister, Genevieve Sampson; two brothers: Allen McAlpine and Leo McAlpine; two brothers-in-law: Harry Severson and Elmer Sampson. Dolores leaves to mourn her daughter, Pat (LeRoy) Larsen of Oungre and children: Randy, Blaine (Debby) and great granddaughter Sydnie; Marvin (Pat) Sampson of Oungre and children: Sheri and Shawn; Fran (Brian) Uhrich of Calgary and children: Devin and Tracy. Her sister, Marguerite Severson of Kamloops, BC; and many nieces and nephews. Dolores was born June 11, 1911 in Bowbells, North Dakota. She grew up on the farm near Oungre. She attended school at Lyndale and Bromhead. She taught public school in several districts. She married Albert Sampson on September 25, 1937. They farmed and raised their family in Oungre. Dolores was very involved in Greenville Homemakers and many church and community functions. She substitute taught in Lyndale School for many years. In 1965 she started teaching full-time at Lyndale, grades one to three, until she retired in 1974. She always treasured those special years. In 1974 Dolores and Albert moved to Weyburn. She became involved in the ELW at Zion Lutheran Church. In 1987, Albert had a stroke and moved to Souris Valley Extended Care Centre. Dolores then moved to an apartment where she remained until 1996. Her health began to fail so she moved to the Weyburn Special Care Home. She was very happy and content there with the great care and love she received from all the staff. Funeral service was held Saturday, September 9 at 2:00 p.m. from Zion Lutheran Church, Weyburn, with Pastor Ron Bestvater officiating. Interment followed in Bromhead Cemetery. The pallbearers were: Lyle Sampson, Ken Sampson, Eugene Severson, Randy Larsen, Brian Uhrich and Devin Uhrich.
- Richard Allen. In Loving Memory, Richard Allen Sampson. It is with deep sadness that we announce the peaceful passing of Richard Allen Sampson on July 19th, 2008 at the Marjorie Willoughby Snowden Hospice Home in Kamloops, B.C. at the age of 62. He was predeceased by his father Elmer (1986) and his mother Genevieve (1994). Richard will be forever remembered and lovingly missed by wife Sharon, daughters Trina and Tiffany, and son Tim (Linda), sister Sharen (Bob Benneweis) of Calgary, brothers Dennis of Weyburn, Lyle (Colleen) of Regina, Ken (Colleen Knox) of Oungre, and many other relatives and friends. Richard was born on December 31st, 1945 in Estevan. Richard grew up on a farm in Oungre. He married Sharon (Schnell) of Torquay in 1965 and they moved to British Columbia in the spring of 1972. Richard worked as a maintenance electrician at the Armstrong location of what is now Tolko Forest Products. He retired in 2005. A memorial service to honour his life will be held at the Kamloops Funeral Home on Friday, July 25th. We would like to express our immense gratitude to everyone who has supported us during the past two years of Richard's illness. We also appreciate the visits, calls, cards and prayers
- Harvey William. On Thursday, April 3, 2003, Harvey William Sargent, late of Weyburn, passed away suddenly at the age of 59 years. Predeceased by his father, William Sargent and his mother, Elvina Voight, and by two brothers: Gene and Timothy. Harvey is survived by his brothers and sisters: Ivy (Les) Switzer of Langley, BC; One-Mae (Marcel) Balaux of Calgary, AB; Hugh Sargent (Yvonne Silljer) of Colgate; Lila (Noel) Mulgrew of Regina, Russell Sargent of Colgate, Ingrid (Rudy) Bjork of Radville, Lyman Sargent (Penny Tocher) of North Weyburn; and Elodie (Howard) Carlton of Weyburn; one aunt, Florence Morrison of Calgary, AB; as well as numerous nieces, nephews and cousins in Canada, United States and Northern Ireland. Harvey was the sixth child (out of 11) born on July 31, 1943 to Elvina and William Sargent of Colgate. He attended both the country school of Maple and later Colgate School. He was a person who enjoyed the outdoors and as a young man, he and his brothers helped their dad on the farm. As an adventure he wanted to see the country, so he joined a seizmeic crew, which led him to northern Alberta and British Columbia. His next adventure was custom combining in Texas, Oklahoma, Nebraska, just to name a few and did this for many years, which he enjoyed so much. Harvey worked as a farm labourer before becoming a farmer himself at Colgate. He worked hard at farming up until a few years ago, when he became disabled by diabetes. There was nothing he liked better than to socialize over a drink or two, meeting and making many good friends. He lived his life to the fullest. One of his favorite past times was talking on the phone, while he was confined indoors. He had a small garden each year, in which he liked to putter and share the produce with many. He liked to tinker with vehicles and small motors and became a self taught mechanic. Some of his favorite hobbies were coin collecting, cooking and listening to country music. Harvey was a pleasant man, who had a great sense of humor and thrived on teasing his many nieces and nephews. More than once, he would walk into a room and throw the coins from his pocket onto the rug, just to get a couple of his nephews squabbling over the coins. Then he would laugh. He was a fine man, who will be remembered and missed by all. A memorial service was held Monday, April 7, 2003 at 2:00 p.m. from Fletcher Funeral Chapel, Weyburn, with Pastor Larry Seeman officiating. All those in attendance were considered to be honorary pallbearers. Interment will be in Colgate Cemetery at a later date.
- Ragna Helena (nee Johnson). On Wednesday, February 7, 2007, Ragna Helena Schnell, late of Regina, passed away at the age of 91 years. Predeceased by her parents, Rasmus and Karen Johnson; her husband, Frank; her daughter, Doris Rast; her brothers, Leonard and Herman Johnson; and sister-in-law Peggy Johnson. Ragna is survived by her sister, Mabel Johnson; her brother Robert (Vivian) Johnson; her daughters, Janet Michel, Phyllis Olson (Sid), Karen (Dennis) Larsen; her son, Gary (Marlene) Schnell; 14 grandchildren; and 17 great grandchildren. Ragna was born in Colgan, North Dakota, USA on September 15, 1915. She grew up on a farm south of Oungre. On April 1, 1940, she married Frank Schnell and they raised five children on a farm near the U. S. border. After Frank died in 1958, she and her children moved to Regina where she worked at the Regina General Hospital for 22 years. Ragna's interests and talents were working with her hands. She sewed clothes, knit afghans, and made quilts. Ragna was involved with St. Paul's Lutheran Church and Trinity Lutheran Church, where up until a few months before her death, she quilted every Tuesday. She was very devoted to her family, especially her grandchildren. We'll miss her famous Angel Food cakes at every birthday. She'll be greatly missed by all her family and friends. Funeral service was held on Monday, February 12, at 10:30 a.m. in Trinity Lutheran Church, 1909 Ottawa Street, Regina with Pastor Lindsay Hognestad officiating. Interment followed at Green Acres Cemetery, Weyburn at 2:30 p.m.
- Kathaleen Alma Coulter (nee Larsen) Coulter. It is with sadness that her family announces the passing of Kathaleen Alma Schultz of Bison Manor in Weyburn. Born November 11, 1918 to Tolmar and Gladys Larsen in Kenmare, North Dakota, Kathaleen spent her youth in the Coronach / Big Beaver area of Saskatchewan. Married to Bob Coulter in 1936, she lived on the Coulter farm until 1955 when the family moved to Weyburn. There Kathaleen worked in many endeavours: waitress, aide at the Saskatchewan Hospital and Union Hospital, salesperson in many downtown stores and as a Tupperware agent. In the late 1970's she met and married Leon Schultz. Together they enjoyed their many trips to the Silver Broom. Predeceased by her parents, Gladys and Tom Larsen; sister Elvina; brother Lawrence; a dear son, Billie and a dear daughter, Phyllis. Kay is survived by two sons: Dennis Coulter and Jim (Marion) Coulter; grandchildren: Bill (Laurie) Matthews, Mark Matthews, Shelly (Dave) Malach, Ryan Coulter, Regan (Chad) Wasylyniuk, Teresa Coulter and Teena Coulter; great grandchildren: Daniel (Tanya), Kristie, Mandy Matthews; Samantha and Alex Malach; and great great grandchild, Ezra Matthews-Birkbeck; one sister, Florence and one brother, Lyman. A Memorial Service was held Wednesday, June 27, 2001 at 2:00 p.m. from Fletcher Funeral Chapel, Weyburn with Rev. Mary Beer officiating, the eulogy was given by Jim Coulter. Interment followed in Colgate Cemetary, Colgate. All those in attendance wwere considered to be Honorary Pallbearers. Members of the Legion Ladies Auxiliary and the Alexandria Rebakah Lodge #14 attended, as Kay was a member of these groups.
- William George Shorthouse, late of Tribune passed away September 4, 2011, at the age of 85 years. Bill was predeceased by his father, Samuel, mother Margaret: step-father, William Ernst; brother, Herbert Ernst; daughter, Doreen; great grandson, Presley; mother and father-in-law, Mabel and Delois Oliver; brothers-in-law, Norman Johnston and Allan Lacell. He is survived by his loving wife and companion of 57 years, Marion; his children: Francis, Marie (Randy) Tytlandsvik, Lorne, Kevin, Michelle (Troy) Gall; grandchildren: Lisa (Travis Kitch), Jeffrey (Tina) Tytlandsvik, Lorne (Chandell) Tytlandsvik, Tracy Tytlandsvik (Robert Blowatt), Steven Shorthouse, Patrick, Jarod and Serena Gall; great grandchildren: Sawyer and Emerson Kitch, Easton Tytlandsvik; brother, Albert (Patsy) Ernst, Jerome (Bernice) Ernst; sisters: Dorothy Lacell, Margaret (Edward) Fuhro; sisters-in-law: Mildred Johnston and Ione Ernst as well as numerous nieces, nephews, and cousins. “Bill” William Shorthouse was born on April 6, 1926 in a small farm house west of Tribune, the only son of Samuel and Margaret Shorthouse. Dad’s father passed away when he was only 3 months old. He and grandma moved in with grandma and grandpa Thiel and family for the next nine years. In 1935, his mother married William Ernst and they moved to the farm just 2 1/2 miles north of Tribune. Dad began school at Slager & Little Butte and continued in Tribune. He completed his Grade 9, but due to his stepfather’s ill health he had to quit to help with the farm. He farmed with Uncle Henry Ernst and later with his brothers Herb and Jerome Ernst. Long before Mom and Dad ever started dating, Mom would stay over at Auntie Dorothy’s and like all the girls, would chat away the nights. One evening during harvest as the men went upstairs to bed and the girls downstairs, Dad got a little upset with these chatty little girls. He threw his shoe down hard on the floor and told them to “BE QUIET”. A few years down the road they were dating. Who would have thought back then. They spent a lot of time with their friends going to the nearest dances around the community. When Dad got a new (used) Oldsmobile, their friends would tease and sing “Come away with me Lucille, in my merry Oldsmobile”. Mom’s middle name happened to be Lucille. On November 4, 1954, Mom and Dad were married. They took a month long honeymoon through the states up to Walkerton, Ontario and Niagra Falls and home again through Chicago visiting relatives along the way. In the years to come they didn’t holiday often, but when they did, they had wonderful trips to Banff, Ontario, Germany and England for the Silver Broom. Mom and Dad’s first home was with Mom’s parents. At that time Dad helped Grandpa Oliver renovate Rose Peak School into a new home, which they all moved into in April of 1955. Throughout the years Dad was always there to help Grandma and Grandpa Oliver through anything. In October 1956, Francis was born. Then in February of 1958, they moved to the Henry Ernst homestead to make their home as Uncle Henry had passed away at the age of 2 1/2 months of pneumonia. Happy times meant family times. Picnics at Mainprize Park, school concerts, sporting events, graduations, family gathering for Easter and Christmas and Sunday chicken supper at Grandma Oliver’s. Mom and Dad enjoyed bonspieling with Edith and Emil Porth and Dad curled often with his friends Vic Kopek and Emil Porth. When the OMRP Communiplex opened he enjoyed bowling as well. Dad was very active in St. Mary’s Parish and the community. He was not only a farmer but a carpenter, a barber, a gardener and a welder. He faithfully went to the blood clinics, giving over 50 times. Dad continued to farm with Herb and Jerome until 1973 when Mom and Dad purchased the Red and White Store from Allan Frank. Over a short period of time they found it to be too demanding and sold the business in November 1974. About this same time our little sister, Michelle was born. Dad took on the job of grader operator for the Lomond Municipality where he kept the roads in shape for 26 years. People would always comment on how well Billy kept the roads. They often wondered how he could get a days work done when he would always pull over for people to pass. Before too long Lorne was grading along with dad. Dad also rented Grandpa and Grandma’s land so he spent some of his time off seeding and harvesting. Most people that know Mom and Dad, know that they never did much without each other. They were always together. They were blessed with 57 years of marriage. Dad happened to marry into a gardening family and whether the green thumb rubbed off or he naturally had it, he took pride in their garden and flowers. Their garden always had plenty for all and their flowers appeared on the altar all summer long. Once Dad retired at 75, the yard was manicured to a ‘T’. Even when Dad started feeling ill a few weeks ago, he still made his way to the garden to pull a few weeds and pick some strawberries. When mom began teaching music, Dad was there for every recital and concert moving the piano and organ, setting up and sitting through all the students performances. He would be especially proud when Michelle, Lisa, Tracy or Mom would play. For all the many quilts mom made, dad had a hand in helping her put those together too. They loved their coffee mornings at Pappa Jacks with the new friends and acquaintances which became routine during their winter stays in Weyburn. They always enjoyed going to the Comp concerts and plays as well. Probably the only thing Dad did mostly on his own was go for his daily walk. Even after his back surgery, he would try to get his mile walk in, even with the use of his cane. Dad’s faith was very strong. There was never a time he would miss Mass unless the weather or illness would get in the way. As the years passed and the grandchildren came along, there would be more special times to enjoy- school concerts, music and dance recitals, sporting activities and one of the highlights was watching grandson Lorne play with the Bruins. Grandpa was very proud of all their accomplishments and successes. Just when we thought all the grandchildren had arrived, another sweetheart joined the family – little Serena. On September 25, four years ago, Easton William George Tytlandsvik was born, a precious great-grandchild and Easton titled Mom and Dad as "Super Grandpa and Grandma". They also got to be super Grandpa and Grandma for two more special little girls, Sawyer and Emerson. Dad never wanted too much fuss or bother about anything. We were so glad we had the opportunity to celebrate Mom and Dad’s Birthdays just a few months ago. Dad was a man of few words, quiet and reserved. When he spoke, you’d listen. His warm, loving presence made you feel safe and loved without a single word. God called Dad home last Sunday morning and it was too soon for us to say goodbye. We’ll miss his smile, the twinkle in his eyes, the way he wore his hat crooked just a little to the side, his strong faith and gentle arms. We’ll see him in the flowers, the birds that sing, a well graded road and in each other. Rest Peacefully "Little Billy", Sweetheart, Dad, Grandpa and Super Grandpa. We’ll see you in our dreams. Prayers were held on Thursday, September 8 at 7:30 p.m. from St. Mary’s Roman Catholic Church, Tribune. Funeral mass for Bill was held on Friday, September 9 at 2:00 p.m. from St. Mary’s Roman Catholic Church, Tribune with Father Gerry Bauche, celebrant. Pallbearers were Lorne Tytlandsvik, Jeffrey Tytlandsvik, Gerry Walkeden, Randy Tytlandsvik, Bradley Ernst and Brent Ernst. Honorary pallbearers were all in attendance. Interment followed at St. Mary’s Roman Catholic Cemetery, Tribune.
- Mavis Emma Helen (nee Smith) Stainbrook passed away May 12, 2010 in North Battleford, SK. She was born March 23, 1936 on the farm at Bromhead, SK. Mavis will be forever in the loving memories of her soul mate, Elwood; children: Kevin and Darlene (Hryn) of Biggar, SK, Shayne and Divina (Aperocho); grandchildren, Nicholas, Alexander, William of Hay River, NWT; Grant, his fiance Gail Tarr, Calgary, AB; gandchildren: Chloe, Griffyn and Annaise Dutka Stainbrook of Martensville, SK; cousin Faye Colleen Slater-Smith, Regina, SK, Murray and Mae Stainbrook, Weyburn, Marshal and Donna Stainbrook, Regina, Beryl and Ed Mazur, Weyburn, Garry and Anne Mae Stainbrook, Regina; numerous nieces, nephews, great nieces, great nephews, cousins, cousins-in-law and wonderful friends. Her adopted family, the spuare dancing community of North Battleford, and all other square dancers that Mavis and Elwood have met over the years. She was predeceased by her parents John and Olive Smith, parents-in-law Joseph and Grace Stainbrook, brother-in-law Roy Stainbrook, and sister-in-law Delilah Oxelgren. A memorial service was held May 17 at the Third Avenue United Church, North Battleford with Rev. Fred. J. Tinio officiating. Urn bearers were Nicholas and Griffyn.
- May Alphine (nee Ness). On Monday, September 14th, 2009, May Alphine Stovra passed away at Weyburn Special Care Home at the age of 99 years. May was predeceased by her parents, Ida and Edwin Ness; her husband, Arne Stovra; her daughter, Marion Irwin; sons, Vernon and Lawrence; grandson, Wayne Irwin; son-in-law, Jack Irwin; brother, Julian Ness and sister, Evelyn Larson. May is lovingly remembered by her daughter-in-law, Marilyn Stovra; grandsons, Bill (Annette) Irwin; Kelly (Sheila) Stovra and Brad (Jackie) Stovra; granddaughters, Maureen (Hal) VanSchubert and Janelle (Curtis) Mazur; as well as four great grandchildren. May was born May 18, 1910 to Edwin and Ida Ness in Barnsville, Minnesota. The family emigrated to a homestead in the Tribune area in 1916. May grew up there and married Arne Stovra in 1929. They raised a daughter, Marion and two sons, Vernon and Lawrence on a farm in the hills west of Maxim. She proudly received her Canadian citizenship in 1938. Many days of hard work were put in and without the convenience of electric power, running water and for a time, mechanized farm equipment. She stayed on the farm until shortly after the passing of Arne in 1973. she made her home then in Weyburn, spending many happy years in the Legion Towers and the last few years in the nursing home. May loved to sew, crochet and bake. She always had the coffee on, and had to drink it with a sugar cube and usually a couple of cookies. Although a quiet woman, she always loved to laugh and her giggle was infectious. Some of her most favourite pastimes were playing scrabble, whist and of course schemer. May had a very strong faith, a lot of her life revolved around the Emmanuel Lutheran Church. Not only did she have a love for her children, grandchildren and great grandchildren, she had a very close bond with her nieces and nephews. Funeral Services were held Friday, September 18, 2009 at 2:00 p.m. from Zion Lutheran Church, Weyburn with Pastor Marjorie, McLeod officiating. Interment followed in Maxim Cemetery, Maxim. The Active Pallbearers were: Howard Labon, Calvin Labon, Garry Ness, Mervin Ness, Robert Borgen and Mavis O'Donnell.
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- Rose Temple, born March 6, 1911, passed away on Saturday, December 17, 2011 at the age of 100 years. Rose was a person who was always busy. She and her husband Jake farmed in Maxim until 1956 when they moved to Weyburn where they spent the next 10 years. They again moved, in 1971, to B.C. where Rose worked at various jobs. Rose and Jake then moved to Calgary, AB, where they spent a number of years. She was a wonderful seamstress and did a lot of crafts, when there was a new craft out she made it. These included many sock monkeys, and paper toll pictures. Rose spent a lot of time with her grandchildren, taking them to Calgary, AB and British Columbia. In 2002 she moved back to Weyburn and lived at Bison Manor for four years before moving in to Tatagwa View where she remained until her death. She will be lovingly remembered by her children: sons, Donald (Dene) Temple and Alvin (Elizabeth) Temple; daughters, Joyce (Howard) Olson and Dorothy Doud; many grandchildren, great grandchildren and great-great grandchildren; as well as many friends and other relatives. A funeral service was held on Wednesday, December 21 at 2:00 P.M. from Fletcher Funeral Chapels, Weyburn with Tracy Colwill and Annette Beach speaking. Interment took place at Mountain View Cemetery, Calgary, AB. Donations may be made in memory of Rose to Tatagwa View, or a charity of donor’s choice. Condolences may be left at: www.fletcherfuneralchapel.com. We would like to thank the nurses and staff of Tatagwa View House 1 for the wonderful care they gave our Mom, you seemed to always have her in your kitchen. Thank you to the ministers who did the service and to Fletcher Funeral Chapel. A special thanks also to the ladies who made and served lunch. Thank you to those who brought food to our home, and to anyone who helped in any way. ~ The Rose Temple Family.
- Emmeline (nee LaRocque), late of Weyburn, passed away at Tatagwa View on February 7, 2011, at the age of 89 years. Emmeline was predeceased by her husband William; her parents, Allan and Mary LaRocque; sisters, Irene Perlich and Yvonne Bourret; four brothers-in-law, Bert Tosczak, Bill Holden, Ovide Bourret and Joe Perlich; one great granddaughter, Hailey Jean Ernst; two nieces, Jackie Holden and Peggy Bollinger (Bourret) as well as her husband’s deceased relatives. Emmeline is survived by her children: Allan (Linda) Tosczak, Weyburn; John (Lana) Tosczak, Tribune; Bernice (Jerome) Ernst, Tribune; Valorie (Rory) Thackeray, Lloydminster; Bert (Arliss) Tosczak, Tribune; Carol (Gerard) Fornwald, Lampman; George (Diane) Tosczak, Weyburn, 21 grandchildren and 29 great grandchildren; one sister, Joan Holden, Regina; three brothers: Fred (Gert) LaRocque, Regina; Roy (Elsie) LaRocque, Kamsack; George (Ladene) LaRocque, Lebret; one sister-in-law, Lianne Wills, Vernon; as well as numerous nieces and nephews. Emmeline was born December 7, 1921 to Allan and Mary LaRocque and grew up on their farm near Lebret, SK. After high school she attended Normal School in Regina. Her first teaching position was at Big Timber School in the Tribune area. This is how she came to meet her husband Bill. They were married in 1944 and made their first home in Maxim. In 1946 they purchased his parents’ farm at Tribune and moved to the site where they spent the next 60 years. Emmeline was very active in the farming business. She managed the accounting and record keeping as well as managing the house and their family of seven children. They enjoyed the farm life and took great pride in the business they developed with their sons John and Bert. Emmeline was a lifelong member of the St. Mary’s Parish and the CWL in Tribune. She knew the importance of community and actively supported the Tribune and Oungre communities. Emmeline moved to Parkway Lodge in Weyburn about a year after Bill’s death. From there she moved to Tatagwa where she spent her last years. She lived a good long life and passed away peacefully with family at her side. Emmeline enjoyed people. She knew how to make anyone feel comfortable. Her house on the farm was a place for family, friends and neighbours. We gathered there one or two at a time and in large groups. The welcome mat was always out. She was a good listener and a wise mother. We all took our turns sitting in her kitchen talking over life’s issues. Her advice was never demanded but only suggested and she was always there to pick up the pieces when life wasn’t so easy. She cherished the times we gathered to share and celebrate events that blessed her family. Her constant love and care will always be in our hearts. Prayers were held on Friday, February 11 at 7:00 p.m. from St. Mary’s Roman Catholic Church, Tribune. Funeral mass was held on Saturday, February 12 at 1:00 p.m. from St. Mary’s Roman Catholic Church, Tribune, with Fr. Gerry Bauche, celebrant. Interment followed at St. Mary’s Cemetery, Tribune. Pallbearers were her grandchildren. The St. Mary’s CWL provided an honour guard.
- William F. Tosczak of Tribune, passed away at the Weyburn General Hospital on September 1, 2005 at the age of 89 years. He was born November 28, 1915 to Adolph and Julia Tosczak on their homestead near Francis. He is predeceased by his parents, four brothers Mal, Francis, Gus, Bert and six sisters Hilda, Millie (Ernst), Rhae (Loughlin), Teena, Elsie (Sexsmith) and Florence (Jung) as well as one great granddaughter, Hailey Jean Ernst. He is survived by his wife of 60 years, Emmeline (LaRocque), their children Allan (Linda) Tosczak of Weyburn, John (Lana) Tosczak of Tribune, Bernice (Jerome) Ernst of Tribune, Valorie (Rory) Thackeray of Peck Lake, Bert (Arliss) Tosczak of Tribune, Carol (Gerard) Fornwald of Lampman and George (Diane) Tosczak of Weyburn, 21 grandchildren, 20 great grandchildren, one sister Lianne Wills of Vernon, BC, one sister-in-law Marie Tosczak of Lumsden, as well as numerous nieces, nephews and in-laws. The Tosczaks moved to the Tribune district in 1917 and set up farming at their current farm site. At an early age Bill learned the trades of his father - welder, blacksmith, building mover, but most of all a farmer. During the hardships of the thirties he worked as a fur buyer for three years. The war years came and Bill's brothers were off to war, which left him to tend to the farm. After the war he and his brother Bert farmed together till 1950 when Bert died. That spring he bought the first purebred bull. This was the beginning of the Hereford herd in which he took great pride. One of Bill's wishes was that he could remain living on the farm till the end and this is what he was able to do. He enjoyed farming for over 70 years. It provided a good living for him and his family. The farm has continued on to the next generations of Tosczaks. After Bill's active farming days were over, he loved to tour the surrounding area in his truck. He considered it his job to check on the rainfall and see how the crops were coming along. He was an avid reader and made regular trips to the Regional Library when it was in Tribune and later in Oungre. Bill served as a trustee for the Radville School Division Board for 15 years. He was very dedicated to this service for public education in this division and in the province of Saskatchewan. For a self-educated man, he highly valued both formal and informal education. Bill was a lifelong member of St. Mary's Parish and the Knights of Columbus in Tribune. He knew the importance of community and supported the projects of the Tribune/Oungre district. Bill was a lifelong member of St. Mary's Parish and the Knights of Columbus in Tribune. He knew the importance of community and supported the projects of the Tribune/Oungre district. Bill enjoyed his family, friends and neighbours to the very end. He always had time to talk about farming or tell one of his stories. He lived a good long life and peacefully passed away with all his family at his side. Prayers were held on Sunday September 4, at 7:00 p.m. at St. Mary's Catholic Church in Tribune. The celebration of his funeral mass was September 5, at 11:00 at St. Mary's with Father Gerry Bauche officiating. Pallbearers were his grandchildren. The Knights of Columbus provided an honor guard. Interment was in St. Mary's Cemetery, Tribune.
- Antony Martin. On Saturday, March 7th, 2009, Antony "Tony" Martin Trobert passed away at Tatagwa View Long Term Care Facility in Weyburn at the age of 71 years. Predeceased by his parents, Anna (Tuchscherer) and Lawrence Trobert. Tony will be remembered by his loving wife, Lorraine Trobert of Weyburn and their family: daughter, Sheila (Cedric) Guillemin and their children, Nicole (Ryan), Brendan and Austin of Forget; son, Jerry (Celeste) Trobert of Tribune; daughter, Kimberly Jo (Victor Koszman) and their children, Ashley, Nathan and Baillie Jo of Weyburn; daughter, Marnie (Don Campbell) and her children, Alyssa, Sarah, Taylor and Ryan of Saskatoon; sister, Irene (Conrad) Weinrauch; brothers: Norman (Lynn), Frank (Kathy), Joe (Gloria) and Mel (Donna) and their families all of Estevan. Tony was born September 20th, 1937 in Estevan, the oldest son of Lawrence and Anna Trobert. He attended school at Diamond Willow near Englefield, then school in Tribune. Tony had one sister and four brothers: Irene, Norman, Frank, Joe and Melvin. His younger years were spent working on the farm and oil rigs in Alberta. On January 25th, 1964 he married Lorraine Larson of Maxim in Tribune. They lived on the farm north of Tribune. Their marriage was blessed with four children, Sheila, Jerry, Kimberly and Marnie. Tony enjoyed farm sales where he liked to wheel and deal on things, and visiting with local farmers. He also made leather belts. Tony helped build the Tribune Catholic Church in 1952, and he was a faithful attender which continued when he became a resident of Tatagwa View Long Term Care Facility in Weyburn. Tony's greatest joy was spending time with his grandchildren. He will be dearly remembered and sadly missed by all he knew and loved. Prayers were said Tuesday, March 10th, 2009 at 6:00 p.m. from Fletcher Funeral Chapel, Weyburn with Fr. Gerry Bauche presiding. The funeral mass was held Wednesday, March 11th, 2009 at 11:30 a.m. from St. Mary's Roman Catholic Church, Tribune with Father Gerry Bauche officiating. Interment followed in St. Mary's Cemetery, Tribune. Pallbearers were: Brendan Guillemin, Austin Guillemin, Taylor O'Neill, Ryan O'Neill, Nathan Koszman and Ryan Matthews.
- Tekla (nee Tuchscherer). On Saturday, August 5, 2000, Teckla Tuchscherer, late of Weyburn, passed away at Souris Valley Extended Care Centre at the age of 85 years. Predeceased by her husband, Joseph on October 31, 1980; brothers and sisters: Angela Garrecht, Joseph and Bernard Tuchscherer. Teckla is survived by her four sons: Bruno (Margaret) Tuchscherer of Weyburn, John Tuchscherer of Tribune, Frank (Louise) Tuchscherer of Radville and Nick (Sonia Oxelgren) Tuchscherer of Weyburn; grandchildren: Becky of Weyburn, Joleen of Saskatoon, Holly of Weyburn, Derek of Regina, Jena of Regina, Brett of Radville and Mitchell of Weyburn; sisters and brothers: Theresa Jezequel of Saskatoon, Eva Weisgerber of Medicine Hat, Julia (George) Mastel of Medicine Hat, Paul (Rosemarie) Tuchscherer of Fox Valley; sisters-in-law: Rose and Lena Tuchscherer of Medicine Hat, Agnes Simmer of Humboldt, Katherine Tuchscherer of Estevan, Christina Hatheway of Maple Ridge, BC; as well as numerous nieces and nephews. Teckla was born October 25, 1914 at Richmound, SK. She was raised on the family farm and attended Haverhill, a country school near Fox Valley. On December 29, 1947 Teckla married Joseph Tuchscherer at Richmound. They moved to Tribune where they resided all their lives until 1997 when Teckla moved to Crocus Villa in Weyburn, then Souris Valley for the last two years. Teckla became the first president of Tribune CWL and was very involved with her church, working at many fowl suppers and other community events. She was a life time member of the CWL. Teckla enjoyed knitting, crocheting, gardening, playing cards, canning, baking and visiting with friends and neighbours. She loved family gatherings of any kind. She will be lovingly remembered and sadly missed by all her family and friends. Prayers were said Monday, August 7 at 7:30 p.m. from St. Mary's Church in Tribune. The funeral mass was held Tuesday, August 8 at 11:00 a.m. from St. Mary's Roman Catholic Church, Tribune, with Father Francis Hengen celebrant. Interment followed in Tribune Cemetery. All those in attendance were considered to be honorary pallbearers. The active pallbearers were her grandchildren: Derek, Jena, Brett, Becky, Joleen and Holly Tuchscherer.
- John Melvin. On Friday, July 2, 1999 John Melvin Tytlandsvik, late of Weyburn, passed away at the age of 72 years. Predeceased by his parents: Ole and Olina Tytlandsvik; four brothers: Ludven, Elmer, Lloyd and Melvin; and one sister, Borgel Galavan. John is survived by his loving wife, Laural (Molly) Tytlandsvik of Weyburn; his children: Laurie (Darwin) Raes of Fir Mountain, SK; Gaylene (Mike) Rosebluff of Wetaskiwin, AB; Dale Tytlandsvik of Fillmore; Joan (Chuck) Rogers of Weyburn; Kathy (Gene) Cugnet of Weyburn; and Peggy (Warren) Gaab of Weyburn; 22 grandchildren; one great grandson; four brothers: George (Winnie); Bert (Jean); Chester (Beryl); and Walter (Lorraine); and four sisters: Grace Williams; Stella Swedburg, Jen (Dave) Smith; and Anne (Rudy) Grams; brother-in-law, William Evernden; sisters-in-law: Marvelous Tytlandsvik; Wilma Tytlandsvik; Muriel Bakken; Shirley (Red) Robillard; and Lynn Evernden; and numerous nieces and nephews. John was born October 1, 1926 on the family farm at Maxim, SK. He attended Temple School until he quit to farm. He also had various jobs, fencing crew for the P.F.R.A., lineman for Tribune Northwest Rural Telephone Co., and the Weyburn Livestock Exchange. He also did some carpentry, vet work and gardening. He enjoyed visiting with friends and family, playing dominoes, and reading. He coached girls softball when they were little, and when they grew up he coached them again. He also umpired many softball and baseball games. In the mid 80's he started growing a large market garden, and attended the Weyburn Farmer's Market until his health would no longer allow him to garden. John and Molly moved to Weyburn in September of 1995, after spending many winters in town, and summers on the farm. He lived a good life, surrounded by family and friends, especially enjoyed his time with his children and grandchildren. Funeral service was held Tuesday, July 6 at 2:00 p.m. from the Free Methodist Church, Weyburn, with Pastor Wade Fitzpatrick officiating. Interment followed in Maxim Cemetery. The pallbearers were: Fred Fisher, Larry Tytlandsvik, Brian Tytlandsvik, Morris Tytlandsvik, Rod Swedburg and Pat Doud.
- Laurel Velda "Molly" (nee Evernden). On Monday, April 30 2001, Laurel Velda "Molly" Tytlandsvik, late of Weyburn, passed away at the Regina General Hospital, at the age of 72 years. Predeceased by her parents, Paul and Hazel Evernden; step-mother, Laura; three brothers: Lynn (Mick), Bill and Dalton (Johnny), sister Peg, brothers-in-law: Mel Bakken, Bert Blondeau, and her husband, John 1999. Molly will be lovingly remembered by her children: Laurie (Darwin) Raes of Fir Mountain; Gaylene (Mike) Rosebluff of Regina; Dale Tytlandsvik of Fillmore; Joan (Chuck) Rogers of Weyburn; Kathy (Gene) Cugnet of Weyburn; Peggy (Warren) Gaab of Weyburn, 22 grandchildren; six great grandchildren; two sisters Muriel Bakken and Shirley (Red) Robillard; one sister-in-law, Lynn Evernden; numerous brothers and sisters-in-law, nieces and nephews. Laurel Velda Tytlandsvik was born August 13,1928 at Griffin, the fifth child of Paul and Hazel Evernden. Her mother died when Molly was four, and her father raised the children with help from grandparents and later a step mother, Laura. She took her schooling at Ideal School and later at Griffin. Molly was a big help to her dad, riding horseback to round up the cows or going nine or ten miles to town for the mail. She also drove an outfit of horses on the disk or harrowing after the drill, and hauled wheat to the elevator. In 1947 she went to Normal School in Saskatoon for six weeks. She then taught for one year at Maple School northwest of Colgate, then at Temple School in the Maxim district. On December 28, 1949 Molly married John Tytlandsvik in Weyburn. They lived on the farm at Maxim, and in June of 1950, Molly quit teaching to start raising their family. Molly enjoyed quilting, knitting, gardening, visiting with neighbours, playing cards or dominos, and in later years, watching her grandchildren in sports or school concerts or any of their activities. She was a 4-H leader for many years, and belonged to the ladies quilting club in Maxim. She helped organize many Christmas concerts held in Maxim Hall. She was always willing to babysit for any of the neighbours when needed or to look after her grandchildren. They lived on the farm at Maxim from the time they were married until 1995 when they moved to a rented house in town. They spent many winters before that in town, moving back to the farm in the spring. After John's passing, Molly moved into Bison Manor where she lived until her passing. She very much enjoyed her time in Bison Manor, acting as president of the tenant association, and made some very special friends while she was there. For the past two years she had been involved in the Free Methodist Church in Weyburn. Funeral service was held Friday, May 4, at 2:00 p.m. from the Weyburn Community Free Methodist Church, Weyburn, with Pastor Wade Fitzpatrick officiating. Interment followed in Maxim Cemetery. All those in attendance were considered to be honorary pallbearers. The active pallbearers were: Brian Bakken, Lyle Bakken, Kevin Bakken, Blair Swedburg, Kelly Tytlandsvik and Allan Tytlandsvik.
- Marvelous (nee Ordahl) Tytlandsvik. It is with great regret that the family of Marvelous Tytlandsvik of Estevan, and formerly of Bromhead, wish to inform you of their mother's passing on Monday, January 10, 2000 at Regina General Hospital. Marvelous was predeceased by her parents, John and Joanna Ordahl; her husband, Ludven; one son, Lowell; several brothers and sisters; and one great grandson, Presley. She is survived by three sons: Larry (Bonnie) and their family: Boyd, Lani and Lee of Tribune; Randy (Marie) and their family: Lisa, Jeffrey, Lorne and Tracy of Tribune; Kelly (Gale) and their family: Jessy, Tanner and Shelby of Estevan; one brother, Jerome (Audrey) Ordahl of Tribune; two sisters: Ethel Lund of Weyburn; and Alma (Chuck) Richards of Winnipeg; several brothers and sisters-in-law; and numerous nieces and nephews. Marvelous was born into the Strom Family on September 9, 1923 near Lake Alma. Her mother passed away shortly after her birth. She was then adopted by her new parents, John and Joanna Ordahl. She lived south of Tribune on a farm with her parents and younger brother, Jerome for her childhood years, attending school in Tribune. At the age of 16, she went away to Moose Jaw to attend Normal School (Teacher's College) becoming the youngest teacher in Saskatchewan. Her first teaching job was at Flaata School northeast of Bromhead, staying with the Satre family. She also taught in Maxim, Oungre, Temple and Bromhead schools. It was while she taught at Maxim that she met her husband to be, Ludven Tytlandsvik. They were married July 5, 1946 after Ludven had served overseas in the second world war. They lived at Maxim until 1949 when they moved to Bromhead. In August 1948, their first son, Larry, was born. Lowell was born January 1954 and later passed away in December 1955. Randy was born September 1957 and Kelly was born May 1960. They lived in Bromhead year round, raising their family, until 1961, when the summers were spent living at the farm east of Oungre Park and moving back to Bromhead for the winter months. Ludven passed away in 1972, leaving a large void in her life. She continued with the farm for several years. She was very involved with the Hamar Lutheran Church, teaching Sunday School, Bible School, and Bible studies, as well as being involved in the Hamar ELW, serving a time as president. She enjoyed precious time spent with her family, relatives and friends on a daily basis and at gatherings and celebrations. She also enjoyed spending many hours with her grandchildren, reading books, playing house, dress-up parties, tea parties or farming on the floor or in the garden with the boys. She attended as many of her grandchildren's sporting events and activities as possible, just as she had with her sons. Her traveling consisted of family trips to various destinations, as well as bus tours to California and Florida. In more recent years, she settled for 1-3 day trips by car with friends to different locations closer to home. She did not participate in many recreational activities, but she did enjoy a bit of curling in the Bromhead rink at one time. She also helped the many other community ladies to serve at the Bromhead bonspiels. She kept track of special sporting events as they occurred, the World Series, Grey Cup, Kentucky Derby, Stanley Cup, etc., as well as current world events. She spent a few winters in Weyburn, returning to Bromhead for the summers. In November of 1998, she took up residence in Estevan. Her door was always open to anyone who stopped by, who may have needed a place to stay or something to eat. If someone was suffering or had lost a loved one, she was always one of the first people to be there for them in their time of need. Marvelous lived a full life devoted to friends and family. She will be sadly missed by all. She will forever live on in our hearts. A funeral service in celebration of the life of Marvelous Tytlandsvik was held at Hamar Lutheran Church, Bromhead, on Thursday, January 13, at 2:00 p.m., followed by an interment at Hamar Cemetery, with Pastor Paul Roellchen-Pfohl officiating. Pallbearers were grandsons: Boyd, Jeffrey, Lee and Lorne Tytlandsvik, and nephews: Peter Ordahl and Cory Swedburg. Honorary pallbearers were grandchildren: Lisa, Lani, Jessy, Tracy, Tanner and Shelby Tytlandsvik, as well as all those in attendance.
- Wilma Ellen (nee McLeod). On Tuesday, April 21st, 2009, Wilma Ellen Tytlandsvik passed away at the age of 89 years at the Radville Marian Health Centre. Wilma Ellen Tytlandsvik was the second child born April 1st, 1920 to William Earl and Anna Belle (Brodie) McLeod. Wilma married Elmer John Tytlandsvik November 12, 1941. She was predeceased by her parents, her husband Elmer in 1970, a grandson, Jeremy Lyle Tytlandsvik, brothers: Murdock, Alex and Camerson McLeod, brothers and sisters-in-law: Edmund Bangsund, Hughie Smythe, Ludven and marvellous Tytlandsvik, Lloyd and Nita Tytlandsvik, George and Winnie Landis, Berdines Landis, Borgel and Reginald Galavan, John and Molly Tytlandsvik, Orville Swedburg, Dave Smith; son-in-law, Mervyn Wesley Anderson; and a nephew, Stuart Bangsund. Wilma will be lovingly remembered by her family: four children: Elaine (Merv) Anderson, Iris (Ron) Field, Brian (Janise) Tytlandsvik and Lyle (Bonnie) Tytlandsvik; 13 grandchildren: Cheryl, Jason (Velma) and Diane (Brad) Grocholski; Brenda Field, Lorelei (Steve) Lane and Jonathan (Amie) Field; Danita, marsha (Dion) Hagen, and Ross Tytlandsvik; Trond, Derek (Jolene), and Eili Tytlandsvik; her 9 great grandchildren: Sydney and Nicole Anderson, Alex Grocholski, Victoria Field, Braden and Cameron Lane, Megan Field, Jenna Tytlandsvik and Jayla Hagen. She is also survived by her sisters: Margaret Bangsund, Jean Smythe and Arlene McLeod; brothers and sisters-in-law: Doris McLeod, Hilda McLeod, Walter (Lorraine) Tytlandsvik, Anne (Rudy) Grams, Julenda Smith, Stella Swedburg, Grace Williams and Chester Tytlandsvik. Wilma Ellen Tytlandsvik was born April 1, 1920 on the farm at Maxim. She attended school at Maxim, where she lived most of her life. On November 12, 1941 she married Elmer John Tytlandsvik at Maxim United Church. She worked along side Elmer on the farm and helping him run the PFRA until his passing in 1970. She carried on helping out her children where ever needed. Wilma enjoyed sewing, knitting, crocheting, cooking, quilting, Bingo, card games, watching curling and baseball and hunting. She worked with the community, fund raising and growth, aiding anyone who was ill or in need. After living in Maxim for 81 years, Wilma moved to an apartment in Weyburn, where she lived until she broke her hip in 2008. She moved to the Radville Marian Home in May of 2008 where she lived until her passing. Wilma lived for her family. She was a loving wife, mother, grandmother, sister and aunt. She has instilled many of her good work ethics and love to all her family. A memorial service was held Saturday, April 25th, 2009 at 2:00 p.m. from the Weyburn Free Methodist Church, Weyburn with Kathy Gudnason officiating minister. Interment followed in Maxim Cemetery, Maxim.
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- Beatrice Laverne (nee Johnson) was called to her eternal rest by our dear Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ, Tuesday, August 15, 2000 at the age of 77 years. The family was united in their desire to pay their respects to Beatrice and the uncertainty of coping without her. The family felt their mother was a special person, who shaped their lives in many ways. Beatrice was born in Tribune on June 5, 1923 and grew up on the family farm north of Tribune with her three brothers, Oscar, Nestor and Mervin and four sisters Mabel, Gladys, Dorothy and Ruby. In 1943, she married William Uhrich. They lived on the family farm for 57 years and were blessed with three daughters and five sons as well as twins that died at birth. Prior to raising her family she worked as a nurse, developing some of the caring skills that she later used to keep her family healthy. She was the very essence of compassion, of duty, of caring and of love. She became a model of how to be the wife and mother of a large family. She was a devout Catholic, an active member of St. Mary's Parish in Tribune where she enjoyed participating with the CWL and numerous volunteer organizations. She was musically gifted and was a loving wife, mother, grandmother and great grandmother. She developed a loving skill for guiding her family, on how to grow up themselves, and how to become successful parents. Family members have many touching memories of all the things she did with them. Everyone will always remember the wonderful gardens, the asparagus and rhubarb in the spring, the peas, gladiolus, raspberries and corn in the summer, and the potatoes in the fall. Her university children treasure the memories of loading the university-bound car in the fall with her jars and freezer packs of garden treasures as well as the occasional chicken. Her gardening, church and community experiences kept her fit and healthy both physically and spiritually. Close support provided by the daily visits by Rita and Donny, her second home at Jean and Mickey's in Weyburn, and supportive and loving neighbours like Ilene, David and Amy, as well as the rest of their friends and neighbours in the area of Tribune, Oungre, Bromhead and Weyburn, which made it possible for the children farther away to live in comfort knowing she was being watched out for. In her retirement she avoided the move to Weyburn, and remained at the family home until her passing. Beatrice was predeceased by her two children Francis and Theresa (twins); brothers and sisters: Mabel Oliver, Oscar Johnson, Nestor Johnson and Gladys Simmons. Beatrice is survived by her loving and devoted husband of 57 years, William Uhrich; as well as her children: Jean (Michael) Woodard and their children: Aaron and Kevin Woodard; Rita (Donald) Zackrisson and their children: Reginald Zackrisson, Bonita (Darren) Larson and their children: Alexis and Lindee Larson; Trent Zackrisson; Brian (Francis) Uhrich and their children: Devin and Tracy Uhrich; Dennis Uhrich (Marlene Hawley); Ian (Joan) Uhrich and their children: Colin, Paul and Lauren Uhrich; Leo (Lynn) Uhrich and their children: Sheldon, Jason and Cassandra Uhrich; Sister Tina (Grey Nun) and Kurt (Jacqueline) Uhrich; brothers and sisters: Mervin (Margaret) Johnson, Dorothy Lyons and Ruby (Jerome) Frank; sister-in-law Genevieve Johnson; as well as many nieces and nephews. Prayers were held on Thursday, August 17 at 7:30 p.m. from St. Mary's Roman Catholic Church, Tribune, Sask. with Father Stephen Ripplinger presiding. The funeral mass was held on Friday, August 18 at St. Mary's Roman Catholic Church, Tribune at 10:30 a.m. with Father Brian Meredith celebrant. Interment followed at St. Mary's Cemetery, Tribune. A special thank you to Dr. Mary, as well as the nurses and staff of Weyburn General Hospital.
- William Serphim. On Sunday, December 16, 2007, William Serphim Uhrich late of Tribune, passed away at the Weyburn Special Care Home at the age of 99 years. William was predeceased by his parents, Anthony and Katherine Uhrich; his wife, Beatrice in August, 2000; sisters: Edna Praill and Tillie Oxelgren, and twins, Francis and Theresa. William will be lovingly remembered by his family: daughter, Jean (Michael) Woodard and their children: Aaron (Angela) Woodard and their twins, Kelsey and Nicole, Kevin (Shauna) Woodard and their daughter, Ella; daughter, Rita (Donald) Zackrisson and their children: Reginald Zackrisson, Bonita (Darren) Larson and their children: Alexis, Lundee and Cordel, Trent (Angela) Zackrisson and their children: Emma, Jillian and Ryder; son, Brian (Frances) Uhrich and their children: Devin (Breanne) Uhrich and Tracy (Vince) Strem; son Dennis Uhrich (Marlene Hawley); son, Ian (Joan) Uhrich and their children: Colin, Paul and Lauren; son Leo (Lynn) Uhrich and their children: Sheldon, Jason and Cassandra, Sr. Tina Uhrich (Grey Nuns), Kurt (Jacqueline) Uhrich and their son, Max; sisters-in-law: Ruby Frank and Dorothy Lyons; brother-in-law: Mervin (Margaret) Johnson; as well as numerous nieces, nephews, relatives and friends. William Serphim Uhrich was born November 11, 1908 in Poland. He arrived in Tribune, at the age of eight years from St. Joseph's Orphanage in Winnipeg, MB. He was adopted by the family of Anthony and Katie Uhrich who already had daughters, Tillie and Eda. In 1976 on the occasion of her 100th birthday, he was able to meet his birth mother for the first time at London, ON since he had been placed in the orphanage at the age of two or three years. William attended Big Timber School up to Grade 8, but he truly was a 'life-long learner', always reading to increase his knowledge. He began working for the Canadian Consolidated Grain Company at Tribune, in August, 1938. On January 28, 1943, he married Beatrice Johnson, the same year that he joined the Royal Canadian Air Force. As an air frame repairman in the R.C.A.F. he was stationed at Toronto, Galt, St. Thomas, Winnipeg, Souris and Weyburn. He was discharged from the R.C.A.F. in 1945. Upon his discharge, he returned to the C.C.G.C. as a grain buyer at Tribune. In 1957 he was appointed traveling superintendent in south east Saskatchewan. When the company was sold to the United Grain Growers in 1959, Willie returned to grain buying in Tribune until his retirement in 1973. A very devout Catholic, he was parishioner of St. Mary's Church in Tribune until the passing of his wife Beatrice in August of 2000 when he joined the Parish of St. Vincent de Paul in Weyburn. He was a 4th Degree Knight, receiving an Honorary Life Membership of the Knights of Columbus in March, 2007. He was very instrumental in every aspect of the construction of the St. Mary's Church, its upkeep and repair. He served on many if not all committees of his parish over the years. Willie help many positions with the South Saskatchewan Branch of the Royal Canadian Legion #306 - Tribune/Oungre. Over the years he had been a councilor for the village of Tribune, the R.M. of Lomond, the Radville School Unit,Tribune District. At Oungre Memorial Regional Park, he volunteered many hours again with the construction of several of the facilities, in particular, the mini-golf course and the Centennial Building. He also volunteered at the Tribune Community Hall, helping in the construction and building of cupboards and cabinets. From around 1915 until September 2000 he lived in Tribune. After the death of his wife in 2000, he moved to Weyburn. He lived at Eden Homes from September 2000 until December 2005. From January 2006 until the time of his passing on Sunday, December 16, 2007, he resided at the Weyburn Special Care Home on 5th Street. He will be lovingly remembered and sadly missed by all he knew and loved. A Funeral Mass was held Friday, December 21, 2007 at 10:00 a.m. from St. Mary's Roman Catholic Church, Tribune, with Fr. Gerry Bauche Celebrant. Interment followed in St. Mary's Cemetery, Tribune. The pallbearers were his grandsons: Devin Uhrich, Colin Uhrich, Aaron Woodard, Kevin Woodard, Reg Zackrisson and Trent Zackrisson.
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- Glenwood Clayton Voechting passed away at Regina on August 19, 2007 at the age of 68 years. He was the beloved father of Angela, of Nanaimo, BC, Terry, Strathmore, AB, and Lee-Ann, Calgary, AB, and grandfather of Kaylen. He is also survived by six sisters: Janet (Malcolm) McNeil, Yvonne (Carl) Von Hagen, and Barb (Milt) Wheler, all of Weyburn, Norma (Hal) Langedahl, of Warman, Lorraine Voechting (Dave Rowland), Sedley, Claudine (Mark) Rose, Ft. Saskatchewan, AB; one brother, Les, Regina, and one step-brother, Greg (Pat) Kulak, Vernon, BC; also several nieces and nephews. Glen was predeceased by his parents, Harold and Mabel Voechting, brother Wes, and stepmother Margaret. Glen was born in Regina on December 29, 1938. He was raised on a farm near Tribune. When he was in his early 20's he moved to Regina and made his home there for the rest of his life. Always a good worker, he made his living at various jobs throughout his lifetime. A memorial service was held at 2 pm, Wednesday, August 22, in the chapel of Lee Funeral Home, Regina, with Joe Klyne officiating. Joe was a dear and special friend of Glen's. Interment followed that same evening in Slager Cemetery near Tribune. As was his wish, he rests beside his mother, who died when he was only nine years old.
- Leslie Dennis Voechting, late of Weyburn, passed away on Tuesday, April 23, 2013 in the Weyburn General Hospital at the age of 72 years. Leslie was predeceased by his parents, Harold and Mabel Voechting; his twin brother, Wesley; step-mother, Margaret and brother, Glenwood. Leslie is survived by his son, Troy; sisters: Janet McNeil, Yvonne (Carl) Von Hagen, Barbara (Milton) Wheler, Norma (Hal) Langedahl, Lorraine Voechting (Dave Rowlands), Claudine (Mark) Rose; step-brother, Gregory (Pat) Kulak along with several nieces and nephews. Les was born a twin to Wes on June 8, 1940 on the farm home Northeast of Tribune. His early years were spent on the farm at Tribune. As a young adult, he moved on to various places and various jobs throughout his lifetime. Unfortunately, when in his twenties, mental illness surfaced in the form of bi-polar disease and this plagued him for the rest of his life. Afer a debilitating accident in 2008, Les made his home in Bison Manor in Weyburn, where he lived comfortably until his illness in March of this year. A memorial service for Leslie was held on Saturday, April 27 at 2:00 p.m. from Grace United Church, Weyburn with Rev. Mohandas Barnabas, officiating. A private family interment will take place at a later date.
- Margaret (nee McLeod) Kulak Voechting passed away November 2, 2003 in Edmonton, AB, after a courageous battle with cancer. Margaret was a long time resident of the Tribune/Weyburn area. Margaret is predeceased by her parents, Claude and Bird McLeod, husband Donald Kulak, husband Harold Voechting, brothers, Ernie and Pete McLeod, sisters Mary Wolfe, Gertie Larson, Ruth Royer, Edna Romano, Helen Forbes, and stepson Wes Voechting. Margaret is survived by one brother, George McLeod (Betty), Edmonton, AB, and one sister Clara Ulrich (Harold), Calgary, AB; four children: Greg Kulak (Pat) Calgary, AB, Norma Langedahl (Hal), Weyburn, Lorraine Voechting (Dave Rolands), Regina, Claudine Rose (Mark), Edmonton, AB; and five step children: Janet McNeil (Malcolm), Weyburn, Yvonne Von Hagen (Carl), Weyburn, Glenwood Voechting, Regina, Les Voechting, Weyburn, Barb Wheler (Milt), Weyburn, as well as numerous grandchildren, great grandchildren, nieces, nephews and cousins. Margaret was born April 3, 1928 in Wetaskawin, AB, and grew up in that area. She married Donald Kulak in July, 1947, and they had one son, Greg. Don and Margaret farmed southwest of Edmonton until Donald passed away suddenly in 1949, leaving Margaret a widow. Margaret married Harold Voechting, a widower, in November 1950, and moved to the farm near Tribune and took on the role of mother to Harold's family of six children. Harold and Margaret then had three girls of their own, rounding the family to ten. Margaret was a supportive, hard-working partner for Harold, helping to run a mixed farm and later a pedigreed seed grain operation. In 1975, Harold and Margaret moved to Weyburn and sold the farm to daughter and son-in-law, Norma and Hal Langedahl. Harold passed away in March of 1984, leaving Margaret a widow for a second time. Margaret and daughter, Claudine, moved back to the Edmonton area in 1986, living in Calmar, Leduc and later in Edmonton, where Margaret resided until her passing. During her life, Margaret enjoyed gardening, flowers and plants. Her home was always filled with vibrant houseplants, attesting to her green thumb. He loved reading and also enjoyed doing ceramics. She was involved with the Tribune UCW, and served on a number of community committees. After moving to Weyburn she became involved with the Salvation Army and also worked at the Diet Center for a time. She attended many sporting events and along with Harold was an active supporter of the Weyburn Red Wing Junior Hockey Team, working with the booster club and opening her home to billets. In the summer they followed the Weyburn Canadians Fastball team. Margaret liked to travel and made life-long friends as she and Harold went as chaperones on 4-H exchange trips to Iowa and Nebraska. They also drove the Alaskan Highway and enjoyed camping and weekends with family at the lake. Margaret was a wonderful hostess and cook and many friends and family were treated to marvellous meals at her table. She enjoyed playing cards and holidays were often spent with family gathered around the table playing 31, whist or cribbage. She and Harold also belonged to a bridge club for a time. Margaret was dedicated to her family, her children and grandchildren. She was a spiritual person, accepting of life and the challenges it offered. She was always available to lend a sympathetic ear and offer words of encouragement and wisdom.
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- Marshall Devron Walkom (December 3, 1952 - June 1, 2007) passed away peacefully with his wife, Joanie and daughter, Marsha by his side on Friday, June 1, 2007. His entire family remembered how the sheriff faced his battle with brain cancer, with courage and dignity. Marshall could boast life experiences beyond most. He was born and raised in Estevan. He was kind, considerate and good natured. He married Joanie in 1972 and they moved to northern Alberta. With a young family, they made memories in Europe and later in Africa. Marshall had a reputation in the oil business as being honest, reliable and hardworking. Keith and Joanie liked to joke that Marshall was married to both of them. He enjoyed fishing, jet skiing in the Shuswap, tinkering in the shop and especially his carpentry projects. He leaves to mourn his wife of 35 years, Joanie (nee Langedahl); his daughters, Angela (Mike) and Marsha. Grandchildren: Amanda, James and Cassie. His mother, Fern; stepfather, Cliff; brother and best friend, Keith; brothers, Conrad and Grant; sisters, Corrine (Wayne) and Corrlis (Ed). Stepbrothers, John and Allan (Donna); stepsisters, Myrna and Dorene (Allan); as well as aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces, nephews and friends. He will be sorely missed by his peers in the oil industry around Grand Prairie. He is predeceased by his father, Johnny and half brother, Blaine. Funeral service was held at 11:00 a.m. Saturday, June 9, from St. Peter's Lutheran Church, Estevan, with Rev. Clair Denninger. Interment followed at Zion Lutheran Cemetery, Hoffer.
- Mathilda "Tillie" Catherine (nee Kraemer). On Friday, April 14, 2000, Mathilda "Tillie" Catherine Wanner, late of Weyburn, passed away at the Weyburn General Hospital at the age of 87 years. Tillie was born May 30, 1912 to Michael and Margaret Kraemer at Tribune, SK. Upon completing her school years in the Tribune area, she worked at the Bienfait mines. Tillie then moved to Oungre to work at Hortan's Cafe. From Oungre she went to Estevan and worked for the priests for approximately three years; then on to Regina to work for Bishop Monahan. She was a life member of CWL, and a member of the Legion. On December 7, 1942, Tillie married John Wanner, her loving husband of 57 years. Predeceased by her parents, Michael and Margaret Kraemer; five brothers: George (1918), William Joseph (1894), William Louis (1904), Seraphime (1904) and Philip Kraemer (1982); and two sisters: Eleanora Kraemer (1904) and Clara Woodard (1980). Tillie leaves to mourn, her loving husband, John Wanner of Weyburn; three sons: Lorne (Trina) Wanner of Yorkton and their children: Jeff (Leona) and their children: Tristan and Paige; Steven; Scott (Cindy) and their daughter Macey; Kelly; David (Patricia) Wanner of Regina and their children: Andrea and Jonathan; Brian (Rae Ann) Wanner of Moose Jaw, and their children: Cara, Matthew and Joshua; one daughter Linda (Don) Bohn of Weyburn, and their children: Tara (Scott Kreiser) and their daughter, Alyssa, Aaron and Curtis; four sisters-in-law: Gen Kraemer of Weyburn, Pat Wanner of Goodwater, Koletta Wanner of Weyburn, and Minnie Wanner; as well as several nieces and nephews. Prayers were said Sunday, April 16 at 7:30 p.m. from Fletcher Funeral Chapel, Weyburn, with Mary Ann Seitz presiding. The funeral mass was held Monday, April 17 at 10:30 a.m. from St. Vincent de Paul Roman Catholic Church, Weyburn, with Father Francis Hengen celebrant. Interment followed in St. Mary's Cemetery, Tribune. The CWL formed an honor guard. The active pallbearers were her grandsons: Jeff Wanner, Steve Wanner, Aaron Bohn, Curtis Bohn, Jonathan Wanner and Matthew Wanner.
- Malina “Winnifred” (nee Doud) Ward, formerly of Colgate passed away at the Weyburn Special Care Home at the age of 95 years. She was born to Joseph and Malina Doud on August 20, 1915 at the farm at Maxim. Surrounded by family she passed peacefully on October 8, 2010. Winnie is predeceased by her husband Cressie, her siblings Michael and Ellen Doud, and Bessie Bangsund. She leaves to mourn her children: Marlene (Roy) Sjostrand of Midale, Sharron (Verner) Emde of Midale, Blaine (Melanie) Ward of Colgate, Lois (Larry) Erick of Camrose, AB and Verla (Don Baillie of Weyburn, 17 grandchildren, 29 great grandchildren and one great great grandson. Her siblings: Josephine Bangsund of Weyburn, Borgheld Duignan of Regina, Langan (Irene) of Calgary and Dorothy (Lawrence) Robillard of Portage La Prairie, MB. Her in-laws Lila Dinsmore, Florence Mack and Gordon (Dorothy) Ward, all of Weyburn. Grandma always wanted to be a teacher, however, she only completed two days of Grade 8, one day in 1931 and one day in 1932. Sne felt it was more important to stay at home and help her Mama with her siblings. She may not have been highly educated academically, but she taught us more that she will ever know. We believe she was our teacher of values and life lessons. She would tell us many stories of hardships of growing up in the Depression. Grandma was a great story teller and she could paint a picture with her words that made you feel as if you were right there. She married Cressie Ward on July 17, 1937 at All Saints Anglican Church in Weyburn. She took great pride in being a housewife and mother to her five children. She lived on the farm west of Colgate until 1965 when the family moved into Colgate. In 2005 she moved into the Weyburn Special Care Home. Grandma was a member of the Birthday Club, Rebekahs, Maple Ladies Aid and UCW. She and grandpa enjoyed many fun nights of square dancing. Church was very important to her and she loved to volunteer her time at the Annual Fowl Supper. She was a good cook and a very talented seamstress. She loved to crochet, making beautiful doilies and fridge towels. She kept busy making the towels while still in the nursing home. She also enjoyed reading and doing crossword puzzles. Grandma’s hands were never idle, she was always busy doing something. And when we would ask her what she had accomplished she would simply say, “By the time I had finished counting my blessings, I was too tired to do anything else.” Her family was her world and when she would talk about her family she would so proudly boast “There’s not a bad apple in the bunch.” God and faith were important to grandma. She set a wonderful example for her family to follow. Grandma never complained about anything but quite often would tell of how much she missed grandpa. Grandma always told us they never had much but considered themselves rich. She had a plaque that hung in her kitchen that read “I may not be rich, but my grandchildren are my jewels.” Because she grew up with “less than nothing” she always taught us how important faith and family are. The funeral service was held on October 14, 2010 at 2:00 pm from Zion Lutheran Church with Reverend Katherine Harper officiating. Interment took place at the Colgate cemetery. An Honour Guard was formed by the Rebekahs. Pallbearers were her grandsons, Lance Sjostrand, Laird Sjostrand, Farron Ward, Brad Erick, Shawn Erick, Christopher Baillie, and Curtis Baillie. The honourary pallbearers were her granddaughters, Marla McCormick, Mardelle Sjostrand-Neuberger, Rhonda Martinson, Lana King, Valda Nakonechni, Lonnie Naylor, Kathy Teel, Wendy Ward, Jennifer Ward and Chelsey Baillie.
- Hershel Eugene Williams, late of Weyburn, peacefully passed away into the arms of our Heavenly Father Sunday, October 11, 2009 at the age of 90 years. Hershel was predeceased by his parents, Arthur and Elsie Williams, his sister, Hazel Watts and a baby girl. Remaining to celebrate his life are his wife Vivian Williams, Weyburn; his children: Rick (Cheryl) Williams, Tribune; Rita (Don) Benneweis, Saskatoon; Myrla (Milo) Erickson, Goodwater; Grant (Robin) Williams, Weyburn; 11 grandchildren: Jason (Shannon) Williams, Calgary, AB, Laurie (Tom) Reule, Devils Lake, ND, Aaron (Deidre) Benneweis, Saskatoon, Terra (Chris) MacEwan, Saskatoon, Dallas Erickson, Vancouver, BC, Melissa Erickson, Regina, Vanessa Erickson, Weyburn, Rachel (Waylon), Kardash, Saskatoon, Megan (Mike) Ierullo, Calgary, AB, Julie Williams, Saskatoon, Nicole Williams, Weyburn; five great-grandchildren: Ryyan, Reegan, Abbey, Lily and Payton; his sister, Vera Hoy, Peterborough, ON as well as several nieces and nephews. Hershel was born on October 16, 1918, at Maxim, SK. He lived a full and happy life with Vivian for 65 years. He was the youngest of three children born to Arthur and Elsie Williams and lived most of his life on the farm west of Tribune. In 1942 he enlisted into the air force and spent until the end of the war at Brandon and Yorkton and never saw action overseas. In 1944 he married Vivian Daniels and they had five children; the first daughter being still-born, but raised Rick, Rita, Myrla and Grant on the farm. He worked very hard as most of that generation did but enjoyed time with his family. Visitation was held on Wednesday October 14 at 7:00 p.m. from RD Family Funeral Chapel, Weyburn. Funeral service was held Thursday, October 15 at 2:00 p.m. at the Free Methodist Church with Pastor Norm Bonk and Pastor Jay Mowchenko officiating. Internment was at the Slager Cemetery, Tribune. Active Pallbearers were Jason Williams, Aaron Benneweis, Dallas Erickson, Waylon Kardash, Mike Ierullo and Chris MacEwan.
- Vivian Sally (nee Daniels) Williams late of Weyburn, born November 9, 1922 passed away on the 4th of July, 2012 at the age of 89 years. Vivian was predeceased by her parents, Sophie and Charlie Daniels; brother, Edwin; sisters Marion and Marjorie and by her husband of 65 years, Hershel Williams in October of 2009. Vivian was born in Minnesota, USA and received her education at the Slager School in the Tribune area. She married Hershel Williams and devoted her life to the farm and her family. Vivian loved to garden and grew many varieties of flowers in her yard. Vivian will be lovingly remembered by her children, Rick (Cheryl) Williams, Tribune, Rita (Don) Benneweis, Saskatoon, Myrla (Milo) Erickson, Goodwater, and Grant (Robin) Williams, Weyburn; eleven grandchildren, Jason (Shannon) Williams, Calgary, AB, Laurie (Tom) Reule, Devils Lake, ND, Aaron (Deidre) Benneweis, Saskatoon, Terra (Chris) MacEwan, Saskatoon, Dallas Erickson (Morgan Stubbs), Vancouver, BC, Melissa Erickson (Kyle Hillstead), Regina, Vanessa Erickson (Shane Beckett), Balgonie, Rachel (Waylon) Kardash, Toronto, ON, Megan (Mike) Ierullo, Calgary, AB, Julie (Mike) Ehman, Calgary, AB, Nicole Williams, Weyburn; great grandchildren, Ryyan, Reegan, Abbey Reule, Lily Williams, Payton and Kayleigh Benneweis; brothers, Albert (Irene) Daniels and Russell (Betty) Daniels; sister-in-law, Vera Hoy, Peterborough, ON; as well as numerous nieces and nephews. A funeral service was held on Saturday, July 7 from the Weyburn Free Methodist Church with Pastor Jody Pfeifer and Reverend Norm Bonk officiating. Pallbearers were Jason Williams, Aaron Benneweis, Dallas Erickson, Kyle Hillstead, Mike Ierullo and Tom Reule. Interment took place at Slager Cemetery, Tribune.
- Francis Anthony Woodard, late of Colgate, passed away on Saturday, August 27, 2005 at the age of 78 years. Francis was born at Colgate on November 26, 1926 to John and Christina Woodard. He received his elementary education at Lorndale and his high school education at Tribune and Colgate. He apprenticed as an electrician at Saskatoon and Moose Jaw. He became a certified electrician in 1951. Francis first worked as a contractor in Estevan. In later years he taught some electrician classes at SIAST in Moose Jaw. Francis also farmed for many years. He enjoyed working on antique tractors; making merry-go-rounds of cars, tractors, or swathers; making finch feeders and wagons for flowers; and loved to entertain nieces, nephews and all children. He was a member of the Knights of Columbus. Francis was predeceased by his parents, John and Christina Woodard; brothers, Leo and Urban Woodard; brothers-in-law, Dave McLean, Matt Friess, Harry Brandes; and sister-in-law, Lois Woodard. Francis is survived by his sisters and brothers: Gertrude Friess, Weyburn, Clement Woodard, Colgate, Agnes Brandes, Weyburn, Joan (Leo) Martin, Okanagan Falls, BC, Yvonne Jennex, Weyburn, Louis (Marg) Woodard, Weyburn; Mary Anne (Dennis) Zackrisson, Tribune, Michael (Jean) Woodard, Weyburn, Tom Woodard, Granum, AB, Gregory (Barb) Woodard, Brooks, AB, Richard (Janet) Woodard, Colgate; as well as sister-in-law, Joy Woodard, Regina, 32 nieces and nephews and 34 great nieces and great nephews. Prayers were held on Tuesday, August 30, at 7:00 p.m. at St. Mary's Catholic Church, Tribune. The funeral mass was held on Wednesday, August 31, at 11:00 a.m. at St. Mary's Catholic Church with celebrant, Father Gerry Bauche. The active pallbearers were Kevin Woodard, Ryan Woodard, Bradley Woodard, Brian Woodard, Greg Woodard, Steven Zackrisson. All in attendance were considered honorary pallbearers. Interment followed at St. Mary's Cemetery, Tribune.
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- On Sunday, May 27, 2007, Matthew Frederick Zimmerman passed away at Hilltop Manor at the age of 84 years. Predeceased by his parents, Adam and Genevieve Zimmerman; his first wife, Inga; brothers: Marcus in infancy, Martin, Joseph, John and Ralph; sister, Kathrine; as well as three step-great grandsons and step-daughter-in-law, Olga. Matthew will be lovingly remembered by his second wife, Lillian and her children: Carol (Ron); Bruce (Laraine), Greg (Brenda), Grant (Barb), Michael (Norma), Keith (Helen); he also leaves Inga's children: Vernon (Esther), Audrey (Jerome), Rodney (Nadia) and Lorne (Shirley); as well as sisters-in-law, Alice, Marion and Fay; many step grandchildren, great grandchildren, great great grandchildren, nieces and nephews. Matt will be sadly missed by his sister, Magdalene (Don) Pretty. He was born, raised and attended school in the Hoffer-Oungre area. He worked for several farmers until the passing of his father. He then farmed with his mother and siblings. When his brother Joe returned from overseas, he joined him. In the early 40's, they moved to the Bromhead area. It was a proud moment for Matt when he purchased his own land. Matt loved his animals and took good care of them. The pigs especially welcomed the head scratching he gave them. He was an excellent rider and took pride in his team and harness. Matt often sang when he was doing the chores and on a clear night people in Bromhead said they could hear him yodeling. In 1954, Matt and Inga were married and a few years later moved into Bromhead where Matt worked for Gordon Forrester as a parts man/bookkeeper. He was known there for his roll-your-own cigarettes and a good joke. Matt was confirmed in Hamar Lutheran church and taught Sunday school and served as church secretary and auditor. Even after he moved to Weyburn, he continued to support our church. Doing crossword puzzles, watching sports on T.V., reading and going for drives to check crops were favorite activities. He even acted in a few plays in Bromhead. Quite often after church we'd gather at "the house" for coffee and visiting. The whole family has fond memories of those afternoons spent eating, visiting and being together. In 1987, Inga died and Matt lived alone in Bromhead. After three lonely years, he married Lillian Bloor and moved to Weyburn and so began another phase of his life. He and Lillian had almost 17 years together. Hilltop Manor became their home on June 29, 2006. Matt was diagnosed with cancer and had surgery in September, 2006. He put up a good fight and remained cheerful and easy to get along with. We think he became something of a 'pet' at Hilltop. We are grateful he could spend his last days there with people who cared about him and whom he cared about. Matt will be missed by all who knew him. A Memorial Service was held June 1 at his church, Hamar Lutheran at Bromhead with his pastor Cicely McDougal officiating. Interment followed in Bromhead Lutheran Cemetery.