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- Alexander Clifford "Alec". On Monday October 5, 2009, Alexander Clifford Backmeyer of Kamloops passed away at the age of 80. Alec was born in Vibank, Sask. on February 5, 1929. He was married in Prince George to Lorrie Block on December 28, 1953. The couple then moved to Kamloops to raise their family. Alec was a long time employee of the city of Kamloops. He was actively involved in the Knights of Columbus, Kamloops Food Bank, RIH Foundation Society, St. Vincent DePaul Society and many other worthy causes. He is survived by his wife Lorrie and their four children: Mark (Nancy), Lawrence (Lana), Therese (Lyle) Blakley, Bernadette (Jim) Krenz and 11 grandchildren: Patrick (Lindsey), Odessa, Matthew, Travis, Michael, Sydney, Deryn, Kelsa, Jarrad, Bradon and Devon. He also leaves to cherish his memory, his brother Jerry (Tee), and his sisters Rita (Art) and Leona (Art). Prayers will be held on Friday, Oct. 9th, at 7:00 p.m. in Sacred Heart Cathedral. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated in the Cathedral on Saturday, October 10th at 11:00 a.m.
- Rose (nee Fink) 1920 - 2012. It is with deep sadness that we announce the passing of Rose just days before her 92nd birthday. Left to cherish countless memories are her family, son Ken (Ann) and grandchildren Chris and Joanna (Rob) and great-grandchildren Elodie and Mason of Calgary, son Brian (Mariella) of Regina and daughter Cindy (Brent) Kilback and grand children Kurt, Ryan and Kristin of Regina, sister Barbara Shaw of Regina, brothers Adolf and Danny Fink of BC. She is reunited with her husband Albert, her parents Joseph and Anna Fink, brothers John, Jack, Ted, Rupert, Lawrence, Clarence and sister Loretta. Rose was raised on a farm near Vibank, one of eleven children. She met her future husband, when his family came north by wagon in search of a winter wood supply to be procured in the bushy area around Vibank. They were separated by WWII but got married upon his return. They lived in Regina for a couple of years until they were invited by his mother to take over the family farm near Sedley. Rose was kept busy for the next 35 years raising a family of three and helping her husband in the farm. Like most farm wives at that time, she was a gardener, a milkmaid, a butcher, and a farm hand as well as looking after the duties of the house. After they sold the farm, they retired to Sedley. Rose's husband died in 1991. She moved to Qu'Appelle in 1997 and then moved to Regina in 2005. The family would like to express sincere appreciation to the staff at the Regina Lutheran Home who provided such wonderful and compassionate care to our mother. Funeral Service will be held on Thursday, December 27, 2012 at Chapel of Victoria Avenue Funeral Home at 2:00 p.m.
- Diana Elizabeth (nee Dornstauder). We regret to announce the sudden passing of our mother, grandmother, sister, aunt and dear friend, Diana at the age of 69 years. She left us on Saturday, October 2, 2010 to join her beloved husband Hatch and daughter Lisa Chau, whom she missed so much. She is predeceased by her parents John and Theresa Dornstauder. Diana is survived by her daughter Shannon Bartlett (Will Carnell); son-in-law Raymond Chau; grandchildren Eric and Cheryl Chau, Chrystal Chau, Ryan Pieterse and Danielle Carnell, and her precious puppy Sammie; siblings Jeanette (Bill), Florence (Arthur), Carolyn (Oswald), Elizabeth (Murray), Johnny (Dianne), MaryJane (George) and Donna (Murray). A MEMORIAL SERVICE will be held at St. Pauls Parish in Vibank, SK on Saturday, October 9, 2010 at 1:30 p.m.
- Donald "Don" passed away suddenly on July 19, 2003 at the age of 41 years. Don was predeceased by his grandfathers: Robert G. Adams and Gustave Braumberger. Left to cherish his memory are his wife Tracy; daughters Brianna of Vibank; Chanelle of Balgonie, Kim of Burnaby, BC and Chalen (Brandon); granddaughter Carlie of Regina; parents Ernest and Lynne of Regina; grandmother Margaret Adams of Balgonie; brother Dale (Monica) of Regina; sisters: Darlene (David) of Weyburn, Denise (Billy) Dick of Regina; parents-in-law Sheldon and Gloria Moffatt of Davin; brothers-in-law Allan (Melinda) of Vibank, David (Kelly) of Calgary, AB; four nephews; two nieces; one great-nephew; as well as numerous aunts, uncles, cousins, and friends. A funeral service will be held at the Regina Funeral Home on Monday, July 28, 2003 at 2:00 p.m. Interment to follow at the Davin Cemetery with a lunch at the Vibank Community Hall.
- Ann Christine (nee Wingerter) left this world peacefully after a short battle with Cancer in the presence of her beloved Savior Jesus Christ and His Mother the Blessed Virgin Mary surrounded by her loving husband of 61 years and her children and grandchildren. Ann is survived by her husband John; children: Robert Busch (Melfort), Joanne (Kim) Sieben (Saskatoon), Wendy (Rick) Mah (Saskatoon) and Marilyn (Tom) Loster (Saskatoon); her 12 grandchildren and three great grandchildren; her sister Isabel Runge. Ann was born June 21, 1922 in Vibank, SK to Wendel and Barbara Wingerter where she was raised on the family farm and attended school in Vibank. Upon finishing school Ann moved to Regina where she worked at the Grey Nuns Hospital. Ann met the love of her life, John in 1942 and they were married in 1946. In 1947 they moved to Saskatoon. Ann worked for Pinder's Drugs until her retirement in 1987. They built their family home in 1957 and she passed away peacefully in their home of 50 years on June 24, 2007. Ann was very active with her parish of St. Philip Neri and was a member of the choir for over 40 years. She loved to cook and one could not plan a visit without being asked to stay for a meal and then not leave without taking something home. Her integrity, compassion, spirituality and humour were a guiding model for her family and friends. A Vigil of Prayer will be held at 7:30 pm Wednesday, June 27. The Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 1:00 pm Thursday, June 28, 2007 by Rev. Len Cyr. Both services will be held at St. Philip Neri Parish (1904 Munroe Ave). Rite of Committal will take place in Hillcrest Memorial Gardens.
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- Barbara (nee Stroh) at the age of 85 years, beloved wife of the late Byron Carton, mother of Ken and Dianne, passed away peacefully with her family by her side at the Rideau Park Personal Care Home on Friday, September 4, 2009. Barb was born on February 8, 1924 in Vibank, Saskatchewan. She had seven brothers and two sisters. Barbara married Byron Carton on June 1, 1946 in Regina, Saskatchewan. The family moved around a lot as Dad was in the Armed Forces. They resided in various locations in Canada and spent five years in Germany prior to coming to Brandon in 1960. Mom loved music, dancing, cooking, gardening, sewing, knitting, crocheting, playing cards, and entertaining everyone with her unique yodeling. Mom especially loved spending time at the cabin in Clear Lake with Dad. Barb was predeceased by her husband Byron in 1976, brothers Pius (Emma), Andrew (Ethel), Leo (Helen) and sister Sally (Tracey). Mom will be lovingly missed by her family: son Ken Carton and his wife Valerie of Brandon, their children Kristy Liston (Kacey) and the great-grandsons Aiden and Parker of Minot, ND, Kolby Carton (Pam) of Brandon; daughter Dianne Labay and her husband Wayne of Brandon, their children Cori Labay (Mark) of Brandon, Stacie Labay (Hatem) and great-granddaughter Mackenzie of Brandon, and Whitney Labay (Jesse) of Brandon. Mom is also remembered by her sister Rose (Pete), and brothers Bill (Hilda), Wendel (Leona), Len (Dianne), and Bert (Jeanne). A private family graveside service was held September 11, 2009 with Rev. Shannon McCarthy of Central United Church officiating. The family wishes to thank the staff at Rideau Park Personal Care Home for the excellent care that Barb received as a resident there.
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- Sr. Mary Alphonse (Elizabeth Czastkiewicz) entered Eternal Life on Sunday, June 13, 2010 at the Villa Angela, Chatham, Ontario. Born in Melville, Saskatchewan in 1922, The daughter of the late Karol and Eva Czastkiewicz (nee Hickie). In 1940 Sister Alphonse entered the Ursuline Sisters of Vibank, SK. In 1953 The Ursulines of Vibank joined with the Ursulines of the Chatham Union. For many years, Sister taught in Saskatchewan in Moose Jaw, Grayson, Allan, Saskatoon, and in Rockyford, Alberta. Upon her retirement from teaching she worked in parishes and nursing homes in Edmonton and Regina. She was also very active in collecting and sending clothing to the poor in India. In 2003 Sister Alphonse moved to The Pines, Chatham and continued to serve the needy in many ways. Sister is survived by her siblings Florence Harty, Gertrude Hubelit, Julia Goulet, Violet Lakatos, Helen Zadorozny, Marie Josephine Heisler, Daniel, Alex and Emil. She is predeceased by her siblings Arthur, Mathew, Charles, Joseph, John, Frank, Margaret (Sr.St Agnes), Mary, Catherine and Sophie. Relatives and friends are invited to join the Ursuline Community at a prayer service to be held on Tuesday, June 15, 2010 at 7:00 pm in the Kiva at Villa Angela. 20 Merici Way, Chatham. The Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Wednesday, June 16, 2010 at 10:00 am in the Kiva at Villa Angela, Chatham. Interment will be in St. Anthony's cemetary.
- Anna Maria (Sister Philomena) died peacefully in her sleep at the Pasqua Hospital on January 21,2002 at the age of 89 in the 73rd year of her life as an Ursuline Sister. Sister Philomena was predeceased by her father Koloman Csada; her mother Barbara (Miller); brothers Willie and Joseph; sister Rosie Beckel; and brother-in-law Louis Beler. She will be fondly remembered by her sisters Charlotte (Paul) Fehr, Hilda (George) Beckel, Emma Beler, Therese (John) Gauthier; her sister-in-law Edith Csada; and many nieces and nephews. Her Ursuline Sisters will always hold her in their hearts with love. Prayers will be said on Wednesday, January 23, 2002 at 7:00 PM in Sacred Heart R.C. Church, 1380 Elphinstone St., Regina, SK. The Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Thursday, January 24, 2002 at 10:00 AM in Sacred Heart R.C. Church, with Rev. Michael Fahlman, celebrant. Interment will follow at 1:00 PM in Vibank Cemetery, SK.
- Isabelle Marie (nee Boechler). It is through the Grace of God that we announce the passing of Isabelle Marie Cummins, daughter of Mattias and Eva Boechler; beloved wife of Joseph for 57 years; best mom, grandma, and greatgrandma ever of: Bill (Marie), Billy (Megan, daughter Ireland), Orion, and Shane; Blair (Marina), Stacey (Lenny Janz, son Hudson and daughter Harbour), Viktoria; Leanne (Ross Weatherald), Jason and Tyler; Lenard (Deb), Amanda (Regan Will and son Blake), Chad; Mary (Lane Nedelec), Niki, Rebecca (Devon Nasby), Jessica, Rochelle, Riley, Monica; Marty (Paige), Liam and Ayden; Norine (Kevin Miller), Robert and Michael; Nerissa (Rob Dutton), Allyson and Jack; Diana (Shawn Risdon), Hunter and Robert. Mom was born on top of the Boechler store in Allan, SK. She was schooled at Allan and Vibank. She quit school after grade 8 to work in the family store. Mom married the love of her life on October 29, 1952 and moved to the farm at Blucher where she worked alongside her husband until the babies started coming. Mom always wanted a large family but she settled for giving birth to eight and adding her ninth, a child of her heart, a bit later. Mom's cooking and baking, her compassion and love for Everybody has been enjoyed, cherished and appreciated by an abundance of family, extended family, and friends. No one ever left her home hungry or feeling alone. She had so much love. A very special thank you to the doctors and nurses of RUH Emergency, RUH 6300 ward, and St. Paul's Palliative Care Unit. The funeral mass will be celebrated at St. Paul's Cathedral, Saturday, October 3, 2009, at 2:30 p.m.
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- Douglas A. It is with great sadness that the family announce the passing of their husband, fa ther, and grandfather on Sunday, December 22, 2002 with his family by his side. He was born in Denzil, SK and spent his youth in Vibank, SK. He married Jennie (nee Mazil) in 1961 and they moved to Lumsden, SK to raise their family. Doug's zest for life was time spent in the outdoors, love of music, and sharing his experiences with his family. He was predeceased by his parents John and Rose Deck. He is survived by Jennie, his loving wife of 41 years; four children, Brian (Denise), Sheila, Karen (Lyle) Selinger and Terry (Cheryl); five grandchildren, Brennan, Carly, Michael, Christine and Brady. Also left to mourn are his brother Gerald Deck, and sisters Sylvia Day and Hazel Peach. The Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Saturday, December 28, 2002 at 10:00 AM in St. Peter's R.C. Church, Lumsden, SK, with Rev. Adam Sebastian, celebrant. Interment will follow at the Lumsden Cemetery. A Visitation will be held on Friday, December 27, 2002 from 7:00 to 8:30 PM in the Chapel of Lee Funeral Home, Regina, SK.
- Gordon Jacob (April 5, 1946 - May 26, 2004). On Wednesday, May 26, 2004 Gordon Deck passed away at the Pasqua Hospital at the age of 58 years. He is predeceased by his mother Anne in 1995. Gordon leaves to mourn his life-long partner, Judi Peters; son, Geoff (Candice); daughter, Heather (Tyler) Hancock and grandson Alec Gerein. Gordon is also survived by his father, Tony; his sister, Marie Ann (Bill) Sweeney; brother, Brian (Mary Lou); nephews Calvin Mason, Corey Mason (Loralee Eastland) and niece Christine (Art) Ring, as well as great-nephews, great-nieces, uncles and aunts. Gordon was born in Regina on April 5, 1946. He attended school at Elsas High and was very active during his early life with hockey, baseball and later curling while helping his parents on the farm. He purchased the farm from his parents in 1967, where he farmed with the help of his parents until 1998 when he retired and leased out the land. Gordon and Judi enjoyed spending time at the farm during the summer months and their winters together in Regina. Gordon treasured the fishing trips with his brother-in-law Bill, his nephew Corey and Gordon's friends. He loved the outdoors and was always pulling for the farmers in the community and liked to see them all doing well. He enjoyed gardening, the coffee shop in Vibank, entertaining his friends and family and the farm. Family visits and events were always times he wanted to be memorable. He enjoyed taking care of Taylor (Geoff's dog) and special times he spent alone with his grandson, Alec. Gordon will be sadly missed. The family would like to thank all of Gordon's friends who came to visit him during his stay in the hospital and at home. Those special visits meant a lot to him. Also, a thank you to the staff of the Pasqua Hospital and Palliative Care. Your support and thoughtfulness has been the family's strength. A Gathering of family and friends remembering Gordon's life will take place from 7:00 P.M. to 8:00 P.M. on Friday, May 28, 2004 in the Chapel of Victoria Avenue Funeral Home. A Celebration of Gordon's life will take place at 10:30 A.M. on Saturday, May 29, 2004 at St. Paul R.C. Church, Vibank, SK with Rev. Louis Abello officiating. Interment to follow in Vibank Cemetery.
- Harvey. With great sadness, the family of Harvey Deck announces his unexpected passing on the afternoon of May 20, 2009, at the age of 67 years due to complications following open heart surgery. Harvey was born July 1, 1941, the first child to Peter and Rose Deck of Vibank, Sk. He was predeceased by his father Peter Deck in 1976 and his step-father Larry Stoppler in 2000. He is survived by his loving wife of 45 years, Frieda, his two sons, Shawn and Kevin (Pam), his beloved grandson, Kelly, and his loving mother, Rose Stoppler. Also mourning his passing are his sisters, Lucille Dean (Joe), Carol Dubois, Peggy Deck and one brother Peter Deck (Iryna). He will also be missed by seven nephews and four nieces who all loved their "Uncle Harvey", along with many friends and fishing buddies. The family would like to thank the caring staff of the ICU of the General Hospital. The Funeral Mass will be held at the Holy Child Church, 2636 7th Ave E, on Monday, May 25th at 10:30 AM. The burial will take place at Riverside Memorial Park.
- Eva. On Friday, September 16, 2005 Eva Deis of Regina passed away at the age of 91 years. A Mass in celebration of Eva's life will be held on Monday, September 19, 2005 at 10:00 a.m. from Blessed Sacrament R. C. Church, 2049 Scarth Street with Rev. Emmett Morrissey presiding. Interment of cremated remains will be held at 3:00 p.m. in St. Paul's Cemetery in Vibank, Sk. She will be lovingly remembered by her numerous nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her parents, Ben and Magdelena (Kleckner) Deis; five sisters, Barbara, Lizzie (Jack) Schaefer, Mary (Rupert) Weisgerber, Lena (Pius) Vetsch, Regina (John) Riffel; and six brothers, Peter (Tillie), Benedict, Ben (Helen), Joe (Hattie), John (Helen), Thomas.
- Henry "Hank" (September 5, 1926 - September 3, 2007). Sportsman, Outdoorsman, Teacher. Hank Dornstauder died Labour Day after a brief battle with lung cancer. Hank was born September 5, 1926 in Vibank, Saskatchewan, the tenth child of Christof and Carolina Dornstauder. Predeceased by his parents, and siblings William, John, Tony, Alex, Frank, Nicolas, Joseph, Elizabeth, Edward, Eleanore, Alfred. Hank is survived by brothers Al (Beverley) and Frank (NoraAnne), and numerous nieces, nephews and cousins. Hank was an excellent athlete, excelling both in hockey and baseball. He came into his own with the Notre Dame Hounds in the 1950's and continued to develop his hockey skills at Mount Allison University. He played both sports throughout much of his teaching career, which started in Bienfait and ended in Maidstone. Hank was also an avid fisherman and spent many enjoyable summers at Big Island Lake with family, nieces and nephews. Many thanks to the medical professionals especially those at the Maidstone hospital, for making his final days so comfortable. Also, a special thank you to the Maidstone Homecare Staff who enable Hank to enjoy his own home for so many more years. Funeral Mass will be held in Maidstone on Friday, September 7, 2007 at 2:00 P.M. at the Maidstone Roman Catholic Church with Reverend Phong Tran officiating. Interment will be in St. Paul's Cemetery, Vibank, Sask. at a later date.
- John F. Sr. (August 19, 1912 - January 17, 2004) passed away peacefully at home with Theresa his wife of 67 years by his side. Predeceased by two infant grandsons, Michael Fuchs and Timothy Stadnyk, one granddaughter, Lisa Chau (nee Bartlett), one son-in-law Grenville Bartlett. John is survived by his wife Theresa (nee Young), children: Jeanette (William) Stadnyk of Kelowna, Diane (Grenville) Bartlett of Penticton, Florence (Arthur) Wittman of Vibank, Carolyn (Oswald) Fuchs of Lebret, Elizabeth (Murray) Flaman of Vibank, John (Dianne) Dornstauder of Vibank, Mary Jane (George) Dornstauder of Leross, Donna (Murray) Wild of Odessa; 31 grandchildren and 46 great-grandchildren. A Visitation for family and friends will take place Wednesday, January 21, 2004 from 7:00 8:30 P.M. in St. Paul's R.C. Church, Vibank, SK. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 1:30 P.M. Thursday, January 22, 2004 at St. Paul's R.C. Church, Vibank, SK with Fr. Louis Abello, celebrant. Interment to follow in Vibank Cemetery.
- Theresa (December 22, 1915 - June 11, 2004) passed away peacefully with her family by her side at the Indian Head Hospital. Predeceased by her husband John; two infant grandsons, Michael Fuchs and Timothy Stadnyk; one granddaughter Lisa Chau (nee Bartlett) and son-in-law Grenville Bartlett. Theresa is survived by her children Jeanette (William) Stadnyk of Kelowna, Diane Bartlett of Pentiction, Florence (Arthur) Whittman of Vibank, Carolyn (Oswald) Fuchs of Lebret, Elizabeth (Murray) Flaman of Vibank, John (Dianne) Dornstauder of Vibank, Mary Jane Dornstauder (George Bentz) of Leross and Donna (Murray) Wild of Odessa; 31 grandchildren and 46 great-grandchildren. A visitation for family and friends will take place Monday, June 14, 2004 from 7:00 8:00 P.M. in St. Paul's R.C. Church, Vibank, SK. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10:30 A.M. Tuesday, June 15, 2004 at St. Paul's R.C. Church, Vibank, SK with Fr. Louis Abello, Celebrant. Interment will follow in Vibank Cemetery. Special thanks to Maureen Steffenhagen and her family for the loving care they gave to our mother.
- William. On Thursday, September 27, 2001, William Dornstauder, passed away peacefully in the Prairie View Health Centre, Mankota, Sask. at the age of 90 years. Born on March 13, 1911 in Vibank, Sask., William graduated from Vibank High School and then attended Normal School in Regina. From 1930 - 1943 he taught at Silver Valley, Cactus Lake, Paradise Hill and as the Vice-Principal at Vibank High School. On July 23, 1939 he married Clara Weinhandl at St. Walburg, Sask. and they were blessed with two sons Dennis and Lorne. From 1944 - 1948 he was the Secretary Treasurer for the R.M. of Francis and guided them from the debts of the 1930's to solvency and efficiency. William and Clara operated a Lumber Yard/General Store in Vibank until 1958. As the Sec. Treasurer for the Regina East School Unit #20 from 1958 - 1974, William helped to transform a collection of small one room rural schools into a modern school division. He was an avid reader with a special interest in history. William was fanatical about sports and loved to discuss politics and religion. He was a past member of the Knights of Columbus. After his retirement William and Clara spent time in various places until moving to Maple Creek in 1993 where they resided until earlier this year when they moved to Mankota, where William became a resident at the Prairie View Health Centre. His family is grateful for the very strong principles of honesty, decency and compassion that he taught them throughout his life. William had his own unique way of communication, often he found it hard to express his feelings but he loved his family and in time learned to respect each of their points of view. He will be deeply missed. Predeceased by his father Christof, his mother Caroline, brothers: Joseph, Anthony, Edward, Frank and Alfred; sister Elizabeth "Beth" and grandson Lonnie Dornstauder. He is survived by his beloved wife Clara (nee Weinhandl) of Mankota, Sask., two sons: Dennis (Carol) of Irricanna, Alta. and Lorne (Noni) of Mankota, Sask.; seven grandchildren: Wade (Megan), Cheryl (Dan) Melody, Karen Decoste, Shannon Graham (Rodney Miller), Carla (Kelly) Bohnet, Hali (Jason) Tuchscherer and Erin Dornstauder (Leroy Fischer); seven great grandchildren: Dawn Melody, Tiffany Dornstauder, Kasey Dornstauder, Dylan Dornstauder, Brandi Lyn Graham, Christie Bohnet and Cliffy Decoste; five brothers and one sister: John (Theresa) of Vibank, Sask., Alex of Sedley, Sask., Henry of Maidstone, Sask., Albert of Lloydminster, Alta., Frank (Nora Ann) of Regina and Eleanor Ferner of Sedley, Sask., numerous nieces and nephews. The Funeral Service will be held on Monday, October 1, 2001 at 2:00 p.m. in St. Albert's R.C. Church, Mankota, Sask. with Sister Marie Moquin presiding. Interment of the ashes will follow at a later date in the Vibank Cemetery.
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- Nick. On Monday, December24, 2001 Nick Eberle, late of Regina, SK, passed away peacefully with his family by his side at the age of 68 years. Nick was predeceased by his father Adam and sister Mildred Klein; and father and mother-in-law John and Elizabeth Schlosser. He will be lovingly remembered by his wife of forty six years, Marlene, and their children Gerald (Michelle Sluchinski), Diana Marcia (Daryl) and Denise (Kevin Graham); grandchildren Brandi and Jordan Marcia and Rylan Eberle; step-grandchildren Tara and Erica Graham; his mother Richarda (Folk); brothers and sisters Roland (Lillian), Frederick (Edith), Robert (Ann), Walter, Marian (Raymond Manz) and Jeanette (Garnet Hendry); brothers and sisters-in-law Robert Schlosser (Irene), Mike Schlosser (Vicky), Leonard Schlosser (Delores), Paulette Jacobson (Terry), Myrna Kuntz (Conrad); and many nieces and nephews, aunts, uncles and cousins. Nick was born on November 17, 1933 on a farm near Lajord, SK. He met his wife, Marlene, in Vibank and while married they lived in Regina where Nick worked as a carpenter for over forty years. He semi-retired when he was 60 years old and started a new career as a Caretaker at Little Flower Church in Regina, SK. He also volunteered countless hours at numerous organizations such as Knights of Columbus (GrandKnight, Monsignor Jansen), Forrester's, Little Flower Men's Club and Finance Committee, and the Regina Y's Men's Club. Nick was a very loving and generous soul and could not do enough for the people he cared about. He will be deeply missed by all who knew and loved him. Join us for a celebration of Nick's life with a Mass of Christian Burial on Friday, December 28, 2001 at 11:00 AM in Little Flower R.C. Church, Regina, SK, with Rev. Bill Mahoney and Rev. Art Vandendriessche, concelebrants. Cremation has been arranged with Interment taking place at a later date.
- Richard "Dickie". Suddenly on Monday, March 12, 2007, (Richard) Dickie Ehman, beloved husband of Helen (nee Osiowy-Bonk), Vibank, Sask. died at the age of 70 years. The funeral mass will be celebrated in St. Paul's R.C. Church, Vibank, Sask. on Saturday, March 17, 2007 at 10:30 a.m. by Rev. John Mock. Cremation to follow and interment of cremated remains in St. Paul's Parish Cemetery at a later date. Dickie was predeceased by his first wife Kathy (nee Schachtel) and his parents Ralph and Christine Ehman. He is survived by his loving wife Helen; children: Dave (Cheryl), Judy (Eric), Lana (Arnie) and Jeannie (Jim); his step daughters: Wanda, Lorna (Joe) and Elaine (Dale); fourteen grandchildren; two great grandchildren; one sister Sylvia (Roy) and also his nieces and nephews.
- Henrietta (nee Haider) passed away peacefully, Thursday, August 2, 2001, at the age of 76 years. She was born March 1, 1925 in Vibank, SK. She devoted her life to her husband and nine children, playing the piano, singing in the church choir, praying and visiting with the sick. She was predeceased by her husband, Albert, infant son, Leo Michael, her parents Helen (nee Huck) and Michael Haider, two brothers, Alphonse and Michael Haider II and one sister, Anne Kuntz. She is survived by her mother-in-law, Anne (nee Zacher) Eisler of Regina, nine children, Bernadette (Ernie) Cornish of Prince George, BC, Michaeleen (Cecil) Harvey of Craven, SK, Albert J. (Janet) Eisler of Taylor, BC, Virginia (Brent) Buchko of Regina, SK, Kelly Eisler of Calgary, AB, Marion Blind of Moose Jaw, SK, Patrick (Debbie) Eisler of Regina, SK, Terry (Laurie) Eisler of Edmonton, AB and Cecilia (Allan) Botkin of Regina, SK; five sisters, Rose Geller, Elizabeth Landry, Florence (Ernie) Bengert, Phyllis (Mank) Fahlman and Laverne (Cas) Pielak; one brother, Edward (Hannah) Haider; twenty grandchildren and seven great grandchildren; also nieces, nephews and caring friends. Prayers will be held at 7:00 P.M., Monday, August 6, 2001 at St. Mary's Roman Catholic Church, 2026 Winnipeg Street, Regina, SK. Funeral Mass will be held at 10:00 A.M., Tuesday, August 7, 2001 at St. Mary's Roman Catholic Church, with Fr. Lawrence Folk Celebrant. Cremation to follow with interment at a later date.
- Ursula Anne (nee Zacher) April 15, 1905 - March 11, 2010. Anne passed away peacefully on Thursday, March 11, 2010 in Regina, SK at the age of 104 years. Anne was born near Odessa, NWT where she spent her childhood years. She married Frank in 1920 and moved to Vibank where they raised their family of eight children. After Frank's retirement, they moved to Regina where she spent her remaining years. Anne was a very active member of the community. She was extremely independent having taken great pride in the fact that she was able to remain in her own home with assistance from family and friends until her passing. Anne was predeceased by her husband Frank; sons Leo, Albert (Henrietta), Leslie and daughter Ellen. Left to cherish her memory are children Lorraine (George) Lockert, Jim (Jean), Gerald (Marianne), Gene (Donna), daughter-in-law Grace; numerous grandchildren, great-grandchildren, great-great grandchildren and a large extended family. Prayers will be held on Sunday, March 14, 2010 at 7:00 P.M. in the Chapel of Lee Funeral Home, 3101 Dewdney Avenue, Regina, SK. Funeral Mass will be celebrated on Monday, March 15, 2010 at 12:00 noon at Blessed Sacrament R.C. Church, with Rev. E. Morrissey, officiating. Interment will be in the Vibank Town Cemetery following mass. Anne's family would like to thank the staff at the General Hospital for the excellent care during her brief stay.
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- Roy Leo, of Vibank, SK. at the age of 79, surrounded by his family and loving wife Sylvia, slipped peacefully into the arms of Jesus on Saturday, November 8, 2008. Predeceased by his first wife Angelina and his parents Andrew and Rosalia Fahlman; brother Fr. Francis; sister Katherine; brothers-in-law Karl Grossberndt, Ben Bechal and Dick Ehman; and granddaughter Frances Dunn. He will be lovingly remembered by his wife Sylvia and children: Rosalie (Dale), Harvey (Caroline), Michael (Marilyn), Brian (Jane), Bernie (Eileen), Elaine (Ken), Sharon (Boyd) and Geraldine (Christopher); and many nieces, nephews, grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Left to cherish his memory are sister, Agnes Grossberndt; brothers, Albert (Betty), Alois (Phylis); sisters-in-law, Irene Bechal, Sharon Colenutt, Helen Ehman; and brothers-in-law, Peter Meier and Ray Colenutt. Funeral Mass will be celebrated on Friday, November 14, 2008 at 11:00 a.m. in St. Paul's R.C. Church, Vibank, SK. with Rev. Louis Abello presiding. Interment will follow at Vibank Cemetery. The family especially thanks the nursing staff at the Santa Maria Nursing Home for their compassionate care of Roy for the past year.
- Catherine Madelene "Kaye" (nee Gerein), beloved wife of fifty-nine years of Mr. Jack Fears of Calgary, passed away at the Glenmore Palliative Unit on Tuesday, December 2, 1997, following a long illness at the age of 87 years. Kaye received her education at the convent in Vibank, Sask. She graduated as a registered nurse from Grey Nun's Hospital in Regina. Besides her loving husband, Kaye is survived by a daughter Rosemary Fears of Nanton, Alberta; as well as by three grandchildren, Michael Fears, Danny Fears and Melanie Hogarth, all of Calgary. She is also survived by a brother and sister-in-law, Leo and Armande Gerein of Regina, Saskatchewan. Kaye was predeceased by her eldest daughter Jeanette, two sisters, Pauline and Lyda, and her brother John. Relatives and friends are invited to Prayers at Sacred Heart Catholic Church (1307 - 14 Street S.W.) today, December 4, 1997 at 8:00 p.m. Funeral Mass will be celebrated at Sacred Heart Catholic Church (1307 - 14 Street S.W.) on Friday, December 5, 1997 at 10:00 a.m. Graveside Service to follow at Eden Brook Memorial Gardens. Special thanks to Dr. Neweduk and Staff of Unit 73 at the Rockyview and Glenmore Auxiliary Palliative Unit.
- Regina was born on May 9, 1913 at Vibank and passed away peacefully on April 11, 2005 in Regina. She was predeceased by her husband Frank in 1995; brothers: Tony, John, Joe, Frank and Mike; sisters: Tillie, Anne, Mary and Rose. Regina leaves to cherish her memory: daughter: Marilyn Young; grandsons: Craig, Brent (Joanne), Scott; greatgrandchildren: Kristin, Alexander, and Joseph; sister-in-law: Blanche Huck; brother-in-law: Nick Young; as well as numerous nieces and nephews. Regina will be remembered by her family and friends for her gentle caring soul, her strong faith and prayers for all and her love for her family. A funeral mass will be held at Little Flower Roman Catholic Church, Regina, SK on Thursday, April 14, 2005 at 1:30 p.m. with Reverend Bill Mahoney, Celebrant.
- Alma (nee Kattler) December 29, 1921 - March 11, 2012. Alma, late of Vibank passed away peacefully on Sunday, March 11 at the age of 90 years. Predeceased by parents, Fred and Eva Kattler, husband Joe, brothers Karl, Adam, Jack and Robert, sister Erna Cariou. Survived by children Brian, Bonnie, Rod (Marianne), granddaughter Amanda, brother Ernest, sisters Doreen Ell and Alice (Bob) Gotchia and numerous nieces and nephews. Alma had many friends both old and new. She was very outgoing, fun loving, and was always ready to accept an invitation to experience something new. She especially enjoyed coffee at the Senior Centre and the weekly outings with her supper group friends. She was much more interested in what was going on in the world today and what the future might bring than talking about the past. She will be missed. Funeral Mass will be held on Thursday, March 15, 2012 at St Paulís R.C. Parish, Vibank, SK at 10:30 a.m.
- Anna (nee Tobias) passed away peacefully on Wednesday evening, August 10, 2011 at Preston Extendicare, Saskatoon, SK at the age of 86 years. Predeceased by her husband Christian (Chris) in 1993; parents Frank and Anna; sister Mary Bohn; brothers, Frank and John (in infancy); and brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law, Frank (Anne) Stoudt, Caroline Lena (Ben) Mastel, Loretta Kraft, Veronica Tobias, Henry Fink, Frank Fink and Casey Bohn. Anna is survived by her daughter Paulette (Richard) Reed; granddaughter Andrea Reed; grandson Darren (Kari-Lynn) Reed and great-grandson Braeden Reed; sisters-in-law, Margaret Ulrich and Louise Kraft; brother-in-law Nick Kraft; numerous nieces and nephews; as well as many dear friends and acquaintances. Born on January 15, 1925, Anna lived in Vibank, Southey and then Regina, SK. Anna moved to Saskatoon in 1997 and was a resident of Shepherd Apts. where she lived independently until December 31, 2010. She loved to entertain, especially to cook and bake for all of her friends and acquaintances there. Anna was known for her wonderful pies and cinnamon buns. Illness took her for a long hospital stay until she moved to Preston Extendicare in February 2011. A special thank you to all staff at Preston Extendicare, the care and caring she received was wonderful and much appreciated by her and her family. Anna's final goal in life was to survive to see her second great-grandchild (currently expected by Darren and Kari-Lynn and due any day). She was much loved by all that knew her, especially for her quick wit and great sense of humour. She will be greatly missed but never forgotten. A Prayer Service will be held at Speers Funeral Chapel, 2136 College Avenue, on Wednesday, August 17, 2011 at 7:30 p.m. Funeral Mass will take place at St. Cecilia R.C. Church, 5020 7th Avenue, Regina on Thursday, August 18, 2011 at 10:30 a.m. with Rev. J.B. Okai presiding. Interment to follow at Vibank Cemetery.
- Emelia "Millie" (nee Herle). It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Emelia "Millie" Fink on Saturday, November 16, 2013. Millie passed away peacefully with her family at her side. She was born Emelia Herle on January 10, 1921 near Prelate, Sask. She was predeceased by her husband and best friend Peter; parents, Wendelin and Elizabeth Herle; brothers Lambert, Frank, Wendelin, Peter, Aloysius; sisters Mary Besplug, Katie Greenwald, Lena Jangula and son-in-law, Jim Klein. Left to cherish Millie's memory are her five children Diane Klein, Terry (Yvonne), Jim (Lynn), Neil (Anna-Jean) and Connie Murray (Harvey) as well as many grandchildren, great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews of whom she was very proud. She is also survived by sisters-in-law Alena Selinger and Eliza Herle, and brothers-in-law, Alex Fink and Arnold (Lorraine) Fink. Millie met Peter, the love of her life, in 1946. Peter was teaching school near Prelate where Millie was a postal clerk. They were married in Prelate in 1947, which was followed by a long and happy marriage of 57 years until Peter's passing in 2004. Millie was a loving mother and grandmother who loved spending time with her grandchildren. She was a superb gardener and an excellent cook. Her family enjoyed many gatherings at the family home in Vibank. In recent years, Millie endured the trials and tribulations of failing health. The family would like to thank the staff of Qu'Appelle House and Pioneer Village for their superb treatment and attention during this time. A funeral mass celebrating Millie's life will be held on Thursday, November 21, 2013 at 10:30 a.m. at Holy Cross Church, 315 Douglas Avenue East in Regina.
- Genevieve of Vibank, SK passed away on Sunday, June 14, 2009 at the age of 79 years. Jenny was predeceased by her husband Roy. She is survived by her children Gwen (Leonard) Osicki and Debbie (Ken) Schaeffer; grandchildren Michelle, Jason (Michelle), Todd (Lisa) and Kyle (Camille) Ponto; Carmen (Scott) and Jamie Schaeffer; six great grandchildren; sister Anne Ackerman; sisters-in-law Margaret Meszaros, Millie Moreland, Pauline Fink and Faye (Dick) Barnes; as well as many nieces, nephews, extended family and friends. A FUNERAL MASS will be held at St. Paul Roman Catholic Church, Vibank, SK on Thursday, June 18, 2009 at 10:30 a.m. with Reverend Louis Abello celebrant. A special thank you to the team at Regina General Hospital 5E and the staff at Selo Gardens Personal Care Home.
- George, late of Vibank, SK passed away peacefully on Monday, November 20, 2006 at the age of 77 years. George was predeceased by his parents, Mary and Herman Fink; two infant brothers; one infant sister; brother, Roy; and one brotherin-law, Jim Moreland. Left to cherish his memory is his loving wife of 49 years, Pauline; sons, Tim (Barb) and their children, Mary and Victoria, Jim (Carla) and their children, Shelby, Haley and Lucas. Also left to mourn are George's sisters, Margaret (John) Meszaros, Kipling, SK, Millie Moreland, Calgary, AB and Faye (Richard) Barnes, McLean, Virginia, U.S.A.; sister-in-law, Genevieve Fink, Vibank, SK; as well as numerous nephews, nieces and friends. George loved horses and cattle and was always interested in dairy farming. He could always be called upon for advise or input. He enjoyed singing in the choir, playing cards and square dancing. George also loved getting hugs and kisses from his five grandchildren. Funeral Mass will be celebrated in St. Paul's R. C. Church, Vibank, SK at 10:30 A.M. on Friday, November 24, 2006 with Rev. Louis Abello, Celebrant. Interment to follow in the Vibank Cemetery.
- Joseph K. On Sunday, October 26, 2003, Joseph K. Fink, late of Vibank, SK., passed away at the age of 88 years after a courageous battle with cancer. Predeceased by his sister, Mary Woodward; Joseph is survived by his wife, Alma; his children, Brian, Bonnie and Rod (Marianne); grandchildren, Amanda and Jason; brothers and sisters: Philip (Irma), Eleanor Piluso, Carl (Audrey), Bill (Kay), Betty (Chris) Schaeffer, Justina Rumpel, Rose (Peter) Nagy and Fr. Vincent Fink. Funeral Mass will be held on Wednesday, October 29, 2003 at 10:00 A.M. in St. Paul's R.C. Church, Vibank, SK. with Rev. Fr. Vincent Fink and Rev. Fr. Louis Abello, Con-Celebrants. Interment to follow in Vibank Cemetery, Vibank, SK. A Visitation for family and friends will be on Tuesday, (tonight) October 28, 2003 from 7:00 to 8:00 P.M. in the Chapel of Victoria Avenue Funeral Home, 2080 East Victoria Ave., Regina, SK. The family would like to extend special thanks to all the nurses and staff and Dr. L. Clein of Palliative Care at the Pasqua Hospital for all their care.
- Peter Christian, of Regina, formerly of Vibank, passed away peacefully with his family at his side on Thursday, October 21, 2004 at the age of 84. He was predeceased by his parents, John and Magdalena, his brothers John and Bill, and sister Caroline. He is survived by his wife and best friend of 57 years, Emelia; his children, Diane (Jim) Klein, Terry (Yvonne), Jim (Lynn), Neil (Anna-Jean), and Connie (Harvey) Murray; fifteen grandchildren; seven greatgrandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews. He is also survived by his brothers, Alex (Blanche) and Arnold (Lorraine); sister, Mary Fisher; and sisters-in-law Yvonne Trach, Alena Selinger, Eliza Herle, and Kay Herle. Peter was born on November 19, 1919 in Vibank, Saskatchewan. Peter was a gifted and loved teacher. His career started in 1940 and he taught for over 35 years. He inspired students in numerous schools throughout Saskatchewan. A prayer service will be held at Regina Funeral Home on Sunday, October 24, 2004 at 7:00 p.m. A mass of christian burial will be held at St. Paul's R.C. Church, Vibank, Sask. on Monday, October 25, 2004 at 10:30 a.m. with interment to follow at St. Paul's Cemetery. Peter's family would like to extend heartfelt appreciation to Pasqua Palliative Care for the outstanding service and support shown during this difficult time.
- William C., born on February 26, 1912, in Vibank, Sask., passed away peacefully on April 18, 2003 at the age of of 91. He was predeceased by his wife, Olive (Charette); his parents, John and Magalina; brother John and sister Hilda; brothers-in-law Jack and Peter. Left to mourn are his son Tom (Flo); daughter, Michelle; Brothers: Alex, Peter, and Arnold; sisters, Caroline and Mary; sisters-in-law: Yvonne Trach, Mildred Charette; Grandchildren Chris and Tim; as well as many nieces and nephews; his faithful companion, Meika. The Funeral Mass will be held on Wednesday, April 23, 2003 at 2:00 p.m. in Holy Trinity R.C. Church, 5020 Sherwood Drive, Regina, with Rev. Paul Dungan, celebrant. Interment to follow in Regina Memorial Gardens. Prayers will be said on Wednesday, April 23, 2003, at 7:30 P.M. in the Chapel of Lee Funeral Home, 3101 Dewdney Ave, Regina. The family would like to thank all the staff at the Pasqua Hospital, Dr. Barry Lotz, the staff at the Stapleford Clinic and meals-on-wheels staff for all of their help and support.
- Aloys. Peacefully, surrounded by his family, Aloys Flaman passed away on Tuesday, December 16, 2008 at the age of 82 years. Predeceased by his parents, brothers Edward, Christian, Robert and two in infancy, four sisters-in-law, and one brother-in-law, Aloys will be sadly missed by his wife Pat, son Kelly (Tricia) and their children Austen and Madisson, daughter Colleen, son Kevin (Tammy), one brother, five sisters, three sisters-in-law, one brother-in-law, numerous nieces, nephews, cousins and friends. Aloys farmed within the Vibank area over the last 45 years, and was well known within the community by providing electrical and plumbing services to many. Aloys was a devoted hockey fan, having coached minor hockey with Vibank for many years. He took particular pride in his grandchildren and their sporting activities and accomplishments. The Funeral Mass, with Interment to follow, will be celebrated on Saturday, December 20, 2008 at 10:30 a.m. in St. Paul's R.C. Church, Vibank, SK with Fr. Louis Abello, celebrant. Special thanks to Dr. Abdulla and nurses on 6F, Respiratory Care Unit at the Regina General Hospital for their compassionate care of Dad during his lengthy stay. Also to, Dr. McMillan and palliative care nurse Barb Hale, and Chaplain Cliff Geiger for their comfort and support.
- Kathleen C. (December 19, 1924 - September 15, 2011). On Thursday, September 15, 2011, Kathleen C. Flaman, Indian Head, SK, formerly Vibank, SK., widow of Mike Flaman, died at the age of 86 years. The funeral mass will be celebrated in the St. Paul R.C. Church, Vibank, SK., on Saturday, September 17, 2011 at 1:00 p.m. by Rev. Louis Abello. Interment in the St. Paul R.C. Parish Cemetery. Predeceased by her husband Mike in 2001 and a granddaughter Kathleen Knoll. Kathleen is survived by her children: Murray (Elizabeth) Flaman, Thomas (Janet) Flaman, Timothy (Elena) Flaman, Maureen (Jerome) Knoll and Gordon (Joan) Flaman. Kathleen is also survived by sixteen grandchildren and numerous great grandchildren as well as one brother John (Magdelena) Heisler. The family would like to thank the staff of Golden Prairie Nursing Home for the wonderful care given to Kathleen.
- Mike. On Thursday, September 20, 2001 Mike Flaman, Indian Head, Sask., and formerly of Vibank, Sask., age 79 years. The funeral mass will be celebrated in St. Paul's R.C. Church, Vibank, Sask., on Monday, September 24, 2001 at 2:00 p.m. Rev. Louis Abello celebrant with interment of cremated remains in St. Paul's Parish Cemetery. Mike was predeceased by his parents John and Emma Flaman, one granddaughter Kathleen Knoll in infancy, two brothers; Richard and Jack Flaman and one sister Elizabeth Schlosser. Mike is survived by his loving wife Kathleen of fifty six years, four sons; Murray (Liz) Flaman, Vibank, Tom (Jan) Flaman, White City, Sask., Tim Flaman, Houston, Texas, Gordon (Joan) Flaman, Calgary, Alta., one daughter; Maureen (Jerry) Knoll, Regina, Sixteen grandchildren and seventeen great grandchildren, one brother, Lou (Myrna) Flaman, Kelowna, B.C., four sisters: Lavina Stoudt in Ontario, Katie Wiome, Hilda (Nick) Kowalchuk and Loretta (Gene) Folk all of Regina, also his nieces and nephews.
- Margaret (nee McGuire) of Medicine Hat, Alberta, formerly of Vibank, Saskatchewan, beloved wife of the late Mr. Peter Friess, passed away on Friday, June 21st, 2002 at the age of 81 years. Margaret leaves to cherish her memory one son, Gerry Friess of Medicine Hat, Alberta; three daughters, Monica (Arthur) Vandermeulen of Medicine Hat, Marjorie McLenaghan of Kisbey, Saskatchewan and Rosemary Dormuth of Regina; twenty grandchildren, Kerri (Ken) Lawton, Kurtis Vandermeulen, Krysta Vandermeulen, Wonda McLenaghan, Gail McLenaghan, Tracy McLenaghan, Moreen McLenaghan, Darcy McLenaghan, Trevor McLenaghan, Katherine Dormuth, Micheal Dormuth, Mark Dormuth, James Dormuth, Justina (Clint) Rockabar, Scott Friess, Kimberly (Darcy) Moore, Shelly (John) Liberon, Kevin Friess, Raymond Friess and Lisa Friess; thirteen great-grandchildren; as well as numerous nieces and nephews. Margaret was predeceased by her husband, Peter; her parents, Edward and Marjorie McGuire; two sons, Edward Friess and Anthony Friess; one grandson, Brent Friess; and one sister, Theresa. Margaret was born, raised and educated in Scotland. She met Peter in Scotland during the War. Together they came to Canada in 1945 and resided in Vibank, Saskatchewan for several years until 1999. She then moved to Medicine Hat and lived with her daughter until her passing. Margaret loved crocheting and gardening. She was involved in the church and was a member of the CWL in Vibank. Those wishing to pay their respects may do so at the St. Paul Church, Vibank on Wednesday, June 26th, 2002 from 9:00 a.m. to 10:25 a.m. Vigil Rites (prayers) will be said at Lee's Funeral Home, Regina on Tuesday, June 25th, 2002 at 7:00 p.m. The Funeral Mass will be held in St. Paul Church, Vibank, Saskatchewan, on Wednesday, June 26th, 2002 at 10:30 a.m. with Reverend Louis Abello, celebrating. Interment will follow in the Family Plot at Odessa Cemetery, Odessa, Sask.
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- Annie (nee Deis). It is with great sadness that we announce on Friday, October 26, 2001, Annie Gangl went to Heaven. She was predeceased by her parents, her husband John in 1994, her daughter Beatrice in 1997, her sister Magdalene, brothers Tony and Charlie and sister-in-law Alice. Annie is survived by her daughter Janet (Dave) of Calgary; son John (Sandy) of Emerald Park; five granddaughters Janel, Chantel and Alana Gangl, Laura Marcia and Lisa (Randy) Wilchowy; four great-grandchildren Tyler, Riley, Kelsey and Madison Wilchowy; son-in-law Irwin Marcia of Nipawin; brothers John (Dorothy) Deis of Victoria, Michael (Theresa) Deis of Oregon and Pius (Anne) Deis of Regina; sisters Eva Fink of Regina, Christine (Bill) Danylchuk of Regina and Angela (George) Watteyne of Victoria as well as numerous other relatives and friends. Also very dear and special friend to Annie, was her nephew Erwin Beitel and family. Annie was born March 17, 1918 at Vibank. She married John in March of 1935, farming at Vibank and raising their children. Mom always had a big garden, making many different kinds of pickles. Every spring she looked forward to raising her baby chicks along with many other farming chores. In the winter, she liked baking her delicious 'golden cookies' and making many different kinds of 'squares' thus, over the years, acquiring many, many cookbooks. Mom and Dad also enjoyed visiting and playing cards, especially pinochle and canasta. They retired to Regina in 1974, moving into a beautiful, big house which made Mom very happy, especially because she finally had a telephone. She continued her baking and gardening, but her new interest was planting many beautiful flowers which she took great pride in. She also kept busy with her house plants and loved talking on the phone with her many friends. As she slowed down over the years, visiting on the telephone became more and more important. Mom continued to live in her house until her passing, made possible with the help of her very good neighbors Vi and Gordon Schmidt and Gerry Peterson. The Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Friday, November 2, 2001 at 10:30 A.M. at Holy Child R.C. Church, 2636-7th Avenue E., Regina, SK with Rev. John Weckend, celebrant. A private family interment will follow.
- Andrew (June 22, 1935 - June 4, 2013). With heavy hearts we announce the sudden passing of Andy. He passed away peacefully at his home in Vibank, SK. He was predeceased by his father and mother, 8 brothers and 3 sisters. He is survived by one sister, Marie Schoenroth, 4 sister-in-laws, Florence, Dolores, Elsie & Pauline and numerous nieces and nephews. He spent many years as a milk hauler and owned Gereins' Transport together with his brother, Victor. Cremation has taken place. A family internment will take place at a later date.
- Frank (Joe) (May 3, 1957 - October 6, 2014). It is with deep sorrow that we announce the sudden passing of a husband, father, son, uncle, brother and friend, Frank. Frank was born and raised in Vibank. He took over the Vibank Meat Locker with his brother after the passing of his father and worked tirelessly at it six and sometimes seven days a week. He loved hunting birds and big game, fishing, camping, driving around in the country looking to keep the gopher and crow population under control with his sidekick and best buddy Murl at his side, but most of all he loved his family, whom he kept close to his heart. Frank was predeceased by his grandparents, his father Jack and brother, Ted, father-in-law Leonard Pelzer and mother-in-law Margaret Pelzer. He will be forever missed by his wife and best friend Susan, daughter Brigette (Dave), mother Florence, siblings Barry, Bob (Shirley), Cathy, Elizabeth (Tim) Leurer, Bernadette (Wayne), Diana, Mike (Collinda), Jacqueline (Bob) Fawcett, Patrick, Christopher (Barb), Annette (Otto) Psenica, Brenda (Steve) Howe, sister- in-law Gerda, brothers-in-law Gary (Cindy) Pelzer and Mike (Diane) Pelzer, plus numerous nieces, nephews and friends. The family wishes to invite you to the Vibank Centennial Hall for a Celebration of Frank's Life on Friday, October 10, 2014 from 2:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.
- James Paul passed away on September 18, 2010. He was born December 7, 1913 at Vibank, Sask. Predeceased by sons Andy and Jimmie, wife, Jean, and nine brothers and sisters, he is survived by his daughter Gloria Wahl (Fin), three grandchildren, Terri Baldwin (Bruce), Lori Kukura (Sean), James Wahl (Monique) and nine great-grandchildren, Julie, Roxanne, Miguel, Gabby, Emma, Rafael, Toby, Renee, and Owen. He is also survived by in-Laws, Jack Wood, Hannah and Eddie Haider, Rose Tuchscherer, and Nora Schlosser. Jim received his high school education at Campion College and then farmed at Vibank, marrying Jean Schlosser in 1938. During the 40s and 50s, he worked for International Harvester in several Saskatchewan communities. From 1957 to his retirement in 1979, he worked for Simpson-Sears in Regina. For twenty-five years, Jim and Jean cared for their son, Jimmie, who was bedridden with multiple sclerosis. Later, they traveled extensively throughout North America. Elmview Extendicare provided Jim with loving and outstanding care for the last few years of his life. They were marvellous to Jim. Jim loved his family, was extremely generous, and lived life with zest. Reading and following sports teams were his passions. For over 70 years, he was a loyal fan and supporter of the Riders. Grandpa Jim will be missed greatly! Funeral Service will be held Wednesday, September 22, 2010 at 7:00 p.m. at Holy Cross R.C., Regina.
- Regina Johanna (Sister Canisia), late of Regina, Sask., died peacefully on Wednesday, June 5, 2002. She was born at Blumenfeld, Sedley. She joined the Ursuline Sisters at Vibank in 1925. Sister Canisia was predeceased by her father Anton Frank Gerein and her mother Magdalena Schlosser; also by her brothers Msgr. Frank, Judge Andy, Adam (Dave), John and her sisters Marianna (Sister Augustina, OSU), Clara Copeck and Wally Pollock. She will be fondly remembered by her brother Jim, sister Pauline (Jack Wood), her brother-in-law Monty Pollock and many nieces and nephews. Her Ursuline Sisters will remember her with love and gratitude. Prayers for Sister Canisia will be held at the Ursuline Convent, Regina, on Friday, June 7, 2002 at 3:00 P.M. The Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Saturday, June 8, 2002 at 11:00 A.M. in Sacred Heart R.C. Church, Regina, SK. The Interment will follow in the Vibank Cemetery, Vibank.
- Pious, aged 87 years of the Masefield, Saskatchewan district died on Monday, September 26, 2005 at the Shaunavon Hospital & Care Centre following a courageous battle with cancer. He was born in the Vibank, Sask. district on December 12, 1917. Funeral Services will be held from the Church of the Nativity at Val Marie, Saskatchewan on Saturday, October 1, 2005 at 11:00 a.m. with Reverend Father Juanito Vargas officiating. Interment will take place at Masefield R. C. Cemetery.
- Murray Edward 1943 - 2010. On Tuesday, July 20, 2010, Murray Edward Grad, McLean, SK. died suddenly at the age of 66 years. The funeral mass will be celebrated in St. Joseph's R. C. Church, Balgonie, SK. on Saturday, July 24, 2010 at 11:00 a.m. by the Rev. Ed Hengen. Cremation with interment in Riverside Memorial Park Cemetery. Murray was predeceased by his father Henry in 1969; one brother Russell in 1995; sister-in-law Shirley Grad in 1992; brother-in-law Ronald Ast in 2004 and is survived by his mother Pauline Grad, McLean; one brother Jack Grad, Vibank; two sisters, Carolle Ast, Indian Head and Kathy Grad, Regina; his nieces and nephews: Keith Grad and his children Krystal (Kyle), James (Becky) and their daughter Payton; Kevin (Marla) Grad and their daughter Charmaine and Curtis (Sally) Grad; Andrea (Steven) Wesdyk and their daughter Emily.
- Shirley Ann (nee Kiene). Friday, February 7, 1992 Shirley Ann Grad, beloved wife of Jack Grad, Vibank, farm Qu’Appelle, McLean areas Sask. age 49 years. The funeral mass will be celebrated from St. Paul's R.C. Church, Vibank on Tuesday, February 11, 1992 at 7:30 p.m. by Rev. Emmett Morrissey. Cremation at Valley Crematorium, Wolseley with Interment of cremated remains in the parish cemetery Wednesday, February 12, 1992 at 10:00 a.m. Predeceased by her parents Karl and Josephine (Weisgarber) Kiene. Shirley is survived by her husband, Jack, Vibank; three sons: Keith Grad and his family: Krystal and James, Brooks, Alberta, Kevin (Marla) Grad and their daughter, Charmaine, Vibank, Sask., and Curtis Grad, Vancouver, B.C.; one brother, Dennis (Mary) Kiene, Winnipeg, MB; also her nieces and nephews.
- Mary (nee Buckmayer) July 19, 1920 - April 22, 2010. It is with great sadness that the family of Mary Gramm announces her passing at the age of 89 years. Mary was raised in Vibank, SK along with five siblings. Mary married George and they moved to Regina in 1946. She was predeceased by her husband George (January 2002); parents Leo and Frances Buckmayer; brothers Wendele and Tony Buckmayer; sister Rosemarie (Bill) Stevenson; sons-in-law David Norman Pearce and John Gabriel; and grandson Michael Gramm. Mary will be lovingly remembered by her children Geraldine (Peter) Thuringer, Georgina (Chris) Henrikson, Ronald (Ann) Gramm and Sandra Lee Gabriel; grandchildren Shawn, Carrie-Lynn, Jason, Shannon, Lesley, Cheryl, Chad and Melissa; great grandchildren Alec, India, Liesl, Kennedie, Taylor, Brandon, Thayalin, Carter, Kelsey, Adin, Avery, Connor and Logan; sister Anne Buckmayer and brother Peter; sister-in-law Elfrieda Buckmayer; as well as numerous nieces, nephews, relatives and friends. Special thanks go out to the staff on the 3rd floor of Santa Maria Senior Citizens Home, Helping Hands Personal Care Home and Dr. Kothare for all the loving care that they have provided to Mary and her family. A MEMORIAL SERVICE will be held at Regina Funeral Home, Hwy #1 East, Regina, SK on Monday, April 26, 2010 at 2:00 p.m.
- Veronica K. 'Carroll' (nee Seibel) Oct 1923 - July 2010. Predeceased by her loving husband, Tom Griffiths, her parents Joseph and Theresa Seibel, and sister Mary Alexander. She is survived by her brother Arthur Seibel (& wife Rene) of Victoria, sons Larry Carroll (Elizabeth) of Edmonton, Alberta, and Lance Carroll (Barbara) of Cold Lake, Alberta, grandsons Sean (Susan), Ian (Heather), Darcy (Carmen) and Evyn Carroll, all of Alberta, Michael Bonikowsky of Ottawa, Ontario, granddaughters Meghan Carroll of Edmonton, Alberta, and Kara Bonikowsky of Cold Lake, Alberta, five great grandchildren and many nieces and nephews. Born on a farm near Vibank, Saskatchewan in 1923, Veronica spent most of her life devoted to home and family, residing in various provinces, in cities such as Toronto, Regina, Halifax, Digby, and Fall River. Both Veronica and Tom were active members of the BC (Vancouver Island) Chapter of the National Prisoners of War Association. The family offers heartfelt thanks to everyone at Central Care home on Johnson Street, Victoria, and especially to the care staff on the fifth floor. Celebration of Veronica's life will be conducted at the First Memorial Chapel on Falaise Drive, Royal Oak Burial Park, Victoria, BC on Aug 20th, 2010 at 2:00 p.m. with a reception to follow.
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- Ed Haider of Gainsborough, SK. passed away at the St. Joseph's Hospital, Estevan, SK. on Saturday, March 3, 2012 at the age of 91. He was predeceased by his parents Michael and Helen Haider; siblings: Anne (John) Kuntz, Michael (Terri) Haider, Rose Geller, Henrietta (Albert) Eisler, Florence Bengert, and Alphonse (Lil) Haider; also brother-in-law John Landry. Ed is survived by his wife Hannah, son Ken (Laurie) of Gainsborough; daughter Mary (Gary) Jaeger of Gainsborough; four grandchildren: Angie Haider (Craig) of Carnduff, Dana Haider of Gainsborough, Jamie and Ashley Shaw of Gainsborough; three sisters: Laverne (Cas) Pielak of Regina, Phylis (Mank) Fahlman of Holdfast, and Beth Landry of Winnipeg; and brother-in-law Ernie Bengert. The Funeral Mass will be held on Thursday, March 8, 2012 at 11:00 a.m. Prayers will be said on Wednesday, March 7, 2012 at 7:00 p.m. Both services will be held at the St. Jude's Roman Catholic Church, Carnduff, SK. with Rev. Father Jose Thomas Celebrant. Interment will take place at the Vibank Cemetery at a later date.
- Lillian A. (nee Klotz) Haider McAra . It is with great sadness, but gentle relief, that we announce the passing of our beloved mother and grandmother, Lillian, on Monday, January 30, 2012, at the age of 84 years. Lillian was born near Vibank, SK, where she finished school. She then went to Normal School in Moose Jaw and began a teaching career that would last full and part-time for almost 30 years. In 1949 she married Alphonse Haider. Together until his death in 1984, they enjoyed bowling, square dancing, singing in the church choir and family gatherings. In 1989 Lillian was blessed to marry Cameron McAra and share retired life together. They enjoyed traveling, dancing, bowling, playing bridge and delivering Meals on Wheels. Lillian was predeceased by her first husband Alphonse, her parents Ben and Annie Klotz, her brother Ernie Klotz, her sisters Louise Erickson and Bridget Frasz and her second husband Cam. She is survived by her son Alphonse Haider; daughters Jan Mowat (Rod) and Susan Haider (Paul) and her grandchildren Ben (Stephanie), Gillian and Megan Duffy, and Adam, Laura and Shannon Mowat. She is also survived by her sisters Tillie Mullie and Caroline Sparling (Lorne), her brother-in-law Grant Erickson, and many nieces and nephews, as well as her stepfamily of Cam's children Bruce and Holly McAra, Carol and Howard Mann and all of Cam's grand and great-grand children. Funeral Mass will be held at Holy Cross R.C. Church, 315 Douglas Avenue East on Saturday, February 4, 2012 at 10:30 a.m.
- Anna Marie (nee Schaumleffel). On Monday, November 1, 2004 Anna Marie Harvey passed away peacefully with family by her side at the age of 78. Anna was predeceased by her mother and father (Rosa and John Schaumleffel), one brother Joseph; and three sisters: Barbara, Christina and Sophie. She is survived by one sister Mary Beth and one brother Anton Schaumleffel, OMI; her children: John (Joseph Verna), Robert (Linda Colville), Martin (Edna Kosik-Harvey), Verna (Glenn Kirsch), Cheryl, Stephanie (Michael Lawrek); grandchildren: Gisele, James, Scott, Christopher, Kysha, Koltin, Ryan, Dustin, Kristen, Michelle, Chellsie and one greatgrandchild Delainah and numerous nieces, nephews, cousins and friends. She was dearly loved and called "Mom, Aunty Anne and Grandma" by many, and will be missed by all. Prayers will be said, at 7:00 P.M. on Thursday, November 4, 2004 in Our Lady of Sorrows R.C. Church, Fort Qu'Appelle, SK. A Celebration Mass will be held at 10:00 A.M. on Friday, November 5, 2004 at Our Lady of Sorrows R.C. Church with Rev. Rick Krofchek and Rev. Glenn Zimmer, celebrants. Interment will follow at St. Paul's Cemetery, Vibank, SK.
- Henry (1930 - 2010). Surrounded by family, Henry lost his courageous battle with cancer and went to be reunited with his mother and father Peter and Theresa; brother, Frank and sister, Kay Schaef. Leaving to cherish his memory are his loving wife of 28 years, Linda; daughter, Theresa (Vern), sons, Larry (Shelley), Garry (Tamara), Ronald (Delee) and Peter; 11 grandchildren, 4 great-grandchildren; sisters, Anne Wickenheiser and Mary Folk; sister-in-law, Bertha Heintz; brother-in-law, John Schaef and all of his friends throughout his life. Memorial Service will be held at 1:00 p.m. on Tuesday, October 26, 2010 at the Vibank Seniors Centre, Vibank, SK.
- John M. Heisler (December 7, 1922 - October 11, 2011). It is with sadness that we announce the passing of John at the Regina General Hospital on Tuesday, October 11, 2011 at the age of 88 years. John is predeceased by his daughter Myra Jane, along with 3 brothers and 6 sisters. John is survived by his devoted wife of 64 years, Magdaline, his children Elizabeth (Melvin) Kuntz, Diane (Tom) Kehler, Marilyn (Richard) Haughton, David (Gladys), Don (Joan), Aggie (Brian) Lebersback, Ron (Debbie), John (Cindy), Myra Heisler, 20 grandchildren, 27 great-grandchildren and many nieces and nephews. John was born on the home farm near Vibank. A special thank you to the staff and the doctors at Cardiac Surveillance Unit and Cardiac Care Unit. Funeral Service will be held on Saturday, October 15, 2011 at 11:00 am at St. Paul R.C. Church in Vibank, SK, with Rev. Louis Abello officiating. Interment will follow at the St. Paul R.C. Cemetery.
- Katherine (nee Kuntz) passed from this world into the loving hands of God on Tuesday, January 3, 2006 in Regina, SK at the age of 88 years. She was predeceased by her husband Peter; parents Jacob and Catherina Kuntz; brothers Lawrence, Tony, Joe, Jack, Barney, Daniel, George; sisters Carrie Reiss, Mary Thomas, Veronica Lockert, Dorothy Knoll. Katherine is survived by her daughter Darlene (Walter), sons Mervin (Sharon), Glenn (Marj), and Darcy (Lorelei); brothers John (Maggie), Tom (Eileen), and Michael-Dan (Nina); sisters Lucy Fetch, Betty (Albert) Fahlman, and Barbara Eberle; sisters-inlaw Kate, Jenny, and Marge Kuntz; 11 grandchildren: Garth, Trina, Tara, Tanessa, Trista, Collin, Carmen, Deidre, Derek, Trevor, Brock; 9 great grandchildren: Melonie, Megan, Jadan, Tagan, Talisha, Tristan, Kiera, Ryan, and Robin; numerous nieces and nephews. A funeral mass will be held at St. Paul's Roman Catholic Church, Vibank, SK on Saturday, January 7, 2006 at 1:00 p.m. with Reverend Brad Fahlman and Reverend Louis Abello, celebrants. Katherine will be placed to rest along side her beloved husband at St. Paul's Cemetery.
- Wendelin "Wendal" Roy. (February 21, 1912 - November 11, 2003). Wendal was born to parents Thomas and Agnes (Marquart) Heisler on the homestead near Vibank in 1912. He enjoyed his childhood in rural Saskatchewan with nine brothers and sisters. As an adult he moved to Regina where he married Katherine Wagner in October, 1936. Wendal worked in the trucking industry for several years prior to gaining employment with the CPR and membership into the International Brotherhood of Boilermakers, Iron Ship Builders, Blacksmiths and Forgers. After retirement from the railroad, he worked at Degalmen Industries as a fabricator and welder until his 65th birthday. Wendal had an undying love for the outdoors and spent many hours gardening, hunting and fishing. Predeceased by his wife Katherine in 1984, his youngest daughter Merilyn in 1997 and his twin son Thomas John in 1999, he is survived by his brother, John, sisters Kathlene Flaman and Lena MacKenzie. His memory lives in the hearts of his surviving children Harriette Heisler, Vancouver, Terisa (Stevan) Tarowski in Regina, Bill (Darlene) Warberg, Alberta and daughterin-law Judy (Tom) Heisler in Edmonton, twenty-two grandchildren and his greatgrandchildren. Cremation and interment in the Regina Memorial Gardens will be with the immediate family. Thank you is extended to Dr. Poon and Dr. Oui who assisted Wendal reach his 91st year. A special thank you to nursing staff Krista, Robin and Margaret and all the caregivers on four east at Regina Pioneer Village.
- Kate (nee Becker), Vibank, SK. It is with sad hearts we announce that Kate passed away on September 8, 2004 at the age of 92 years. Predeceased by her parents, Florian and Barbara; husband, Frank; daughter-in-law, June; grandson, Ryan Schneider; brothers and sisters and sisters-in-law and brothers-in-law: Max (Annie), Henry (Tillie), Tony (Kay), Matilda (Victor) Flaman, Belle (Frank) Wagman, Barbara (Joe) Dewold, Cec Wilder; stepbrothers and sisters: Clem (Fran) Niegel, Martin (Margaret) Niegel, Mary (Leo) Schaefer, Liz (Clem) Grad and Barbara Niegel. Kate leaves to cherish her memory her children: Yvonne (Steve) Hryhoriw, Harvey, Cyril (Shirley), Judy (John) Hamm, Lorne (Lynn), Maurice (Dorothy), Sally (Keith) Schneider; 21 grandchildren and 20 great-grandchildren; one sister, Florence Wilder; numerous nieces and nephews; and many wonderful friends. Kate was a life-long homemaker and dedicated her life to her children, to her family and her friends. She will be remembered for her strength of character, her kind-heartedness and her general love of life. Prayers will be held at Victoria Avenue Funeral Home, 2080 E. Victoria Ave., Regina, SK on Friday, September 10 at 7:30 P.M. A Funeral Service will be celebrated at Holy Family R.C. Church, Odessa, SK on Saturday, September 11 at 11:00 A.M. Cremation and private interment to follow.
- Shirley (nee Wittman) March 13, 1947 - February 26, 2016. It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Shirley Herauf. After a brief battle with cancer, she passed away peacefully surrounded by family. Left to cherish her memory is her husband of 49 years, Cyril; daughter, Tammy (Joe) and granddaughters, Josie and Helena; sister, Anita; many sisters-in- law and brothers-in-law; numerous nieces and nephews and other relatives. She was predeceased by her parents, Frank Wittman and Josie Cook.She married Cyril Herauf in 1967 and they farmed at Odessa for about 30 years. Shirley worked for Stats Canada for 25 years - a job she loved and was very good at.She was a good ball player. She loved curling, travel and a good card game. She loved to spend countless hours with her granddaughters.The family would like to thank the staff at the Pasqua Hospital Palliative Care Unit for the care they gave to Shirley.Those so wishing to make memorial donations can make them to the Kidney Foundation, 1545 McAra Street, Regina S4N 6H4.Funeral service will be held at St. Paul's Roman Catholic Church, Vibank, on Thursday, March 3, 2016 at 11:00 a.m. Interment will take place at St. Paul's Roman Catholic Cemetery, Vibank.
- Jean Huck passed away on Thursday, May 21, 2009. Jean was born and raised in Vibank and worked in the family's General Store before moving to Regina. Jean then worked at SaskTel for 35 years and the Diocesan Centre in Regina for five years until her retirement. Upon retirement, Jean enjoyed traveling and she also remained active as a SaskTel Pioneer. Jean believed in the Christian principles of love and of helping others in need. She was always willing to lend a helping hand. Jean was predeceased by her parents, Adam and Katherine; her sisters, Sr. Louise (Rose), Sr. Cecilia (Helen), Mary, Marion, Loretta, Rita, Katherine; and her brother Peter. Jean is survived by her brother, Adam; sisters, Isabel and Hilda; as well as numerous nephews and nieces. The family wishes to thank the staff of Silva Care Seniors Home for their care of Jean over the last several years. We also wish to thank Dr. D. T. Hunter and the staff at the Regina General Hospital for the care provided to Jean. Prayers will be held on Monday, May 25, 2009 at 7:00 p.m. in Speers Funeral Chapel, 2136 College Avenue, Regina. Funeral Mass will be held on Tuesday, May 26, 2009 at 12:00 p.m. in Blessed Sacrament R. C. Church, 2049 Scarth Street, Regina with Rev. Emmett Morrissey presiding. Interment in Riverside Memorial Park.
- Rosa Maria (Sister Louise, OSU) entered eternal life on June 26, 2002 at Santa Maria, Regina, Saskatchewan. She was in her 77th year as an Ursuline Sister. Sister Louise was predeceased by her father Adam Huck, her mother, Catherine Krumenacker Huck, her brother Peter, and sisters Mary, Sister Cecilia OSU (Helen) and Marian Levins. Sister Louise will be fondly remembered by her brother Adam Huck; her sisters: Catherine Weisgerber, Jean, Loretta Johansen, Isobel Aikman, Rita Meredith and Hilda Merk. Her Ursuline Sisters will also cherish her memory. Prayers for Sister Louise will be held at the Ursuline Convent, 3535 - 8th Avenue, Regina, SK on Sunday, June 30, 2002 at 3:00 p.m. Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at Sacred Heart Church, 1380 Elphinstone Street, Regina, SK at 11:00 am on Monday, July 1, 2002 with Most Rev. J. Weisgerber and Rev. Brian Meredith presiding. Interment will be at Vibank Cemetery.
- Rose (nee Flaman), late of Regina, age 92 years, died peacefully in her sleep, Wednesday, August 22, 2001. Predeceased by her husband Anton J. Huck, two daughters and seven siblings. Rose is survived by five daughters, Dolores (Louis) Toth of Toronto, Cecile (Elmer) Schwartz of Regina, Bernadette (Allen) Hoffert of Saskatoon, Rosemary (Bob) Grad of Regina and Charlotte (Brian) Stennes of Regina; three sons, Francis of Calgary, Michael, and Charles (Deb) of Regina; one son-in-law Emil Rochalski of Vancouver Island; twenty-six grandchildren; twenty-eight great-grandchildren; two sisters, Emma Blazy and Francis Young; four sisters-in-law, Rose Flaman, Teckla Flaman, Regina Fiesel and Blanche Huck; one brother-in-law Nick Young. Born near Vibank, Sask. in May of 1909, she began her married life with Tony Huck in 1929. Mom and Dad moved to Regina in 1943. They lived together for over fifty years in their Edgar Street home that became a haven for an extended family circle. We thank our mother for all her blessings. Funeral Mass will be held Wednesday, August 29, 2001 at 7:30 p.m. in Little Flower R.C. Church, 420 College Avenue, with Rev. John M. Riffel presiding. Family interment will be held on Thursday, August 30 in Regina Memorial Gardens.
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- Vera Dorothy, a loving wife and life partner, sister, mom, gramma, aunt, friend and colleague went peacefully to the other side on Tuesday, May 25, 2010. Born November 5, 1932 in Vibank, SK to Theresa and Herman Hoffman. She graduated as a registered nurse from Regina General Hospital in 1954. She found the love of her life, Ken, to whom she was married for both a short and long 52 years. She was blessed with daughters Leslie Parker and Susan Jarvis (Rod Simaluk); her grandchildren Katherine, Jonathan, Daniel, Benjamin and Hannah; brothers Harold (Kay) and John (Bev); sisters Edna (Ed) Hapke, Bernice (Cliff) Zapf, Irene (Frank) Selinger and Ida (Phil) Mueller; and numerous nephews, nieces, friends and colleagues. Vera, side by side with Ken, took the torch from Leslie eight years ago and tenderly cared and loved her 2 children, Jonathan and Hannah. Please join us to CELEBRATE VERA'S LIFE at Regina Funeral Home, Hwy #1 East, Regina, SK on Saturday, May 29, 2010 at 10:00 a.m.
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- Katherine "Kay" (nee Kress) passed away Saturday, September 29, 2001 at the age of 75. She was predeceased by her parents: Wendelin and Katherine Kress; son Andrew; brothers: Wendelin (in infancy), Adam, Jack, George and Wendelin; sisters: Barbara (Jack) Obrigewitsch, Eva (Joe) Obrigewitsch and Anna (Tony) Klein; brothers-in-law: Joseph Stoppler, Jack Obrigewitsch and Tony Klein; and by her sister-in-law Angelena Kress. She is survived by her loving husband Anthony "Tony"; son James (special friend Edie) and his family: Kenda (David) Nelson, Roberta (Mark) Paolini, Laura and Jennifer; son Lionel (Gailene) and their family: Jordan, Jill and Abby; daughter Janet (Brian) Kilback and their family: June (Jeff) Zimmer, Mark and Amy; son Thomas (Sharon) and their family: Alyse, Erika and Ashley; great-grandchildren: Renee and Jade Nelson; sisters: Regina Stoppler, Sister Magdalene Kress and Philipene Hildebrandt; brother Martin (Betty) Kress; brother-in-law Joseph Obrigewitsch; sisters-in-law: Beth Kress, Magdalena Kress and Regina Kress; as well as numerous nieces and nephews. Kay was born and raised on the Kress homestead farm north of Kendal. She attended country school Petersville, completed high school as a convent boarder at Vibank and attended Normal School at Moose Jaw, continuing with summer and correspondence classes for a degree in teaching. Kay taught for three years, married Tony, and committed herself to a totally diversified way of life on the Kambeitz Heritage Farm, north of Sedley, for 27 years, where they raised a family of four boys and one girl. Kay loved the community of Sedley, developing lasting friendships. Her belief in community involvement led to her serving on the local School Board, church choir, civic parks and recreation boards, oratory judging, 4-H beef club, art instruction, volunteer charity canvassing, Census Commissioner and substitute teaching. She loved to travel to a variety of locations from the Pacific to the Maritimes and from the Arctic to Mexico, Hawaii and the Caribbean Islands. Kay loved song and singing and frequented the symphony, concerts, Centre of the Arts, and theaters in Toronto. Other hobbies included sewing, oil painting, crafts, gardening and entertaining. Her sports were curling and her greatest passion was minor league baseball. Kay was a dedicated, determined and supportive spectator. Following Kay and Tony's retirement and move to Regina, Kay became employed at Simpsons as a Demonstrator for G.E. appliances, then as a retail jewelry sales person, and later acquired a certificate as a Travel Agent as well as a Broker's Certificate selling real estate for seven years. Kay enjoyed bridge, lawn bowling and volunteered as a charity canvasser and secretary of her Condominium Association. Kay and Tony were presently residing in Regina. Her relationship and love with extended family of thirteen grandchildren, two great-grandchildren, siblings and in-laws was her first priority. Kay was first diagnosed with ovarian cancer in January 1999. She followed that time of life, living with cancer, in a loving, caring way with dignity, respect and empathy for all human beings. Now her soul is set free to be at peace with her heavenly father. Mass of christian burial will be celebrated at Holy Cross Parish, 315 Douglas Avenue East, Regina, on Tuesday, October 2, 2001 at 7:00 p.m. with Rev. Norm Marcotte, celebrant. Cremation and private interment at Regina Memorial Gardens will follow at a later date to be announced.
- Annie (nee Lockert) passed away peacefully on Sunday, February 1, 2009, predeceased by her husband Michael Kary, her parents Jacob and Eleanor Lockert and three grandchildren Jason Globa, Darcy Selinger and Patricia Holzapfel. She will be lovingly remembered by her children Eleanor (Richard) Selinger, Bob (Barbara) Kary, Mary Anne (Ray) Globa, Joe (Lyssa) Kary, Edie (Brian) Holzapfel, Louise (Brian) Cheshire, Donna (Henry) Kary, Gerald (Lorelei) Kary, Jacob (Arlene) Kary, Katherine (Brian) Fisher and David (Keita) Kary; her grandchildren Dwayne (Shelley) Selinger, Darla (Miguel) Silva, Deanne (Christopher) Cannon, Danielle (Sean) Selinger, Stefani Kary, Colin (Faye) and Carin (Paul) Globa, Shelley and Chris Holzapfel, Matthew, Evan, Michelle and Kimberly Kary, Alexander Cheshire, Ryan, Maria, Lily and Brielle Kary, Thomas, Aaron and Robin Kary, Michael Fisher and Gabriel and Ingrid Kary; great grandchildren Keydon and Averi Selinger and Cassandra Silva; her five brothers Henry (Emily), Roy (Virginia), Wendall (Leona), Ben (Sheila) and Bill (Marcelle) Lockert and her many friends and relatives. Annie was born in 1921 on the farm near Vibank Saskatchewan and received her formal education at St. Franciscus School. After a short romance, she married Michael, her husband of 57 years in 1948. She dedicated her life to raising her children and gained her strength through spiritual study and the church. She was active in the CWL for 50 years. The Funeral Mass will take place on Friday, February 6, 2009 at 10:00 A.M. at Holy Child Parish Church, 2636 7th Ave. East, Regina, Sask. The Rev. John Weckend and the Rev. Eugene Schaffer will celebrate the Mass. Interment will be at the Vibank Cemetery. A special thank you to Marion and Sid Bowles and the staff of the Country Lane Care Home for their kind and loving care.
- Michael "Mike" passed away peacefully on February 20, 2005 with his family at his side. He will be sadly missed and lovingly remembered by his wife Anne (Lockert), sister Hilda (Joe) Schmidt; children Eleanor (Richard) Selinger, Bob (Barbara) Kary, Mary Anne (Ray) Globa, Joe (Lyssa) Kary, Edith (Brian) Holzapfel, Louise (Brian) Cheshire, Donna (Henry) Kary, Gerald (Lorelie) Kary, Jacob (Arlene) Kary, Katherine (Brian) Fisher and David (Keita) Kary; his grandchildren Dwayne (Shelley) Selinger, Darla (Miguel) Silva, Deanne and Danielle Selinger, Stefani Kary, Colin and Karen Globa, Matthew, Evan, Michelle and Kimberly Kary, Shelley and Chris Holzapfel, Alexander Cheshire, Ryan, Maria and Lily Kary, Thomas, Aaron, and Robin Kary, Michael Fisher and Gabriel Kary; and great grandchildren Keydon and Averi Selinger, and Cassandra Silva. He is predeceased by his parents Joseph and Katherine Kary, and brothers and sisters Elizabeth (Steve) Schaaf, Segesmund (Lena) Kary, Emelia (Ralph) Brilz, Peter (Anne) Kary, Anna Marie (John) Brilz, Edith (Frank) Brilz and Joe (Alvina) Kary; and three grandchildren, Jason Globa, Darcy Selinger and Patricia Holzapfel. Michael was born on the farm at Allan, Saskatchewan on June 29, 1922. After school, he worked for his brother Segesmund and then as a grain buyer at Allan. He met his partner Anne on a trip to visit his sister Elizabeth and married her on July 13, 1948. He purchased a farm north of Vibank, near Anne's family, making a full life of raising children, growing grain and milking cows. His family was always his pride and his faith his strength. In his retirement he gave to his community, serving as an alderman and deputy mayor of Vibank, a trustee for Golden Prairie Home, a trustee for the Vibank School Board, chairman and director of the Vibank Credit Union, chairman of Vibank's Saskatchewan Wheat Pool Committee, and a long standing member of St. Paul's Parish Council. Prayers will be held at 8:00 PM on February 23 at Holy Child Parish Church, 2636 7th Ave. East, Regina, Sask. Funeral Services, followed immediately by interment, will be held on February 24 at 10:00 AM at St. Paul's Parish Church at Vibank, Sask. The Celebrant is the Reverend Louis Abello, with con-celebrants Reverend John Weckend and Reverend Eugene Schaffer.
- Anton "Tony" was born on July 26, 1920 in Odessa, Russia and passed away peacefully on Thursday, October 22, 2009 in Regina, SK. He was predeceased by parents Lambert and Eva Elizabeth; five sisters; two brothers; grandson Bryce Keller; and great granddaughter Jessica Kuntz. Tony leaves to cherish his memory, his loving wife Irene, of 63 years; seven children, Gloria (Bernard) Kuntz, Melvin (Helen), Linda Stein, Ken (Evelyn), Berni (Dave Turner), Josephine, and Joanne Marsh; 15 grandchildren; 14 great grandchildren; sister Magdalena (John) Heisler; as well as numerous nieces and nephews. Tony and Irene farmed in the Vibank area for over 29 years. He enjoyed bowling, floor curling and dancing, especially with his favorite dance partner, Irene. Tony was proud that he could still drive till the end and loved walks to Victoria Square Mall for coffee with his friends. A mass will be held at Holy Child Roman Catholic Church, Regina, SK on Tuesday, October 27, 2009 at 1:30 p.m.
- Michael. It is with deep sorrow that we announce the passing of Michael Keller on Friday, November 26, 2004, in Mission, B.C. at the age of 46 years. Michael was predeceased by his father Lambert Keller in 1964; grandparents John and Magdalena Fink in 1979 and step-father Peter Fisher in 1998. He is survived by Darla, his life long companion, soulmate and best friend; mother Mary Fisher; sister Marian (Don) Blondeau; brother Kenneth Keller of Calgary; son Shawn; grandson Donavon; Darla's mother, father, sisters and brother and step-brother Rick Fisher and his sisters Adeline DeDecker, Jeri Vertefuelle and Diane Bodnaruck. Michael was born in Craik, SK in 1958. He began his formal education at Sacred Heart School in Regina ending up at Miller High School. He spent most of his adult life in the construction business, working in Alberta and British Columbia. Generosity was one of his attributes and he was always ready to help anyone in need. The Memorial Service will be held on Friday, December 3, 2004 at 2:00 P.M. in the Chapel of Lee Funeral Home, 3101 Dewdney Avenue, Regina, SK with Rev. Leonard Albers, officiating. Interment will take place at St. Paul Cemetery in Vibank, SK.
- Robert George. On April 10 2009, Robert George Kempf passed away peacefully at the age of 95 while sleeping. Predeceased by his first wife Pat (Hunter) and parents Jakob and Katharina, brother Reinhold, sister Katherine and brotherin-law John Archer. Robert is survived by daughter Ruth (Leonard) and grandsons Richard and David (Joanne) and great-grandsons Dale and Derrick; son Fred (Frances) and grandson Paul; sisters Elsie (Archer), Sarah Rau (Jim); brother Fred; and numerous nieces and nephews. Robert can be remembered for his love of farming, horses and raising cattle. In the early years when farming was done with horses, he would obtain the loan of unbroken horses from the Fisher ranch. For the price of breaking these horses to harness he had the use of the animals for a year. As a child he moved with his family from Alberta to the Prelate district. From there he moved to the Coderre district where he eventually farmed for many years. After retiring he lived in several places including Moose Jaw, Vibank and lastly in Regina. Robert married Helen Paidel at the age of 80 and sadly they separated in his 89th year. A sincere thank you to all the staff at the Regina Lutheran Home for the wonderful care they provided. The Funeral Service will be held at W.J.Jones & Son Chapel in Moose Jaw on Thursday April 16, 2009 at 10:30 am. Reverend Dennis Fingas will officiate. Visitation for family and friends will be held Wednesday evening 7 9 pm at the Funeral Home. Interment will be made at the Mossbank Cemetery.
- Katherine "Kay" (nee Wickenheiser) passed away Thursday, June 7, 2001 at the young age of 94 in the presence of her loving family. Predeceased by her husband William (Bill) Kipper, daughter Edith (John) Fabian, granddaughter Valerie Kattler, son-in-law Louie Kattler, parents Stephanie and Peter Wickenheiser, brothers Peter, Ewald and Joe, sisters Helen (Fred) Gruber and Tillie (Stanley) Getz. Kay is survived by four daughters Dorothy (Adolf) Semler, Gail (Gordon) Zehner, Betty (Ed) Gulash and Rosalyn (Al) Martin; brothers and sisters Edmond, Adam, Engelbert (Bert), Charlie, Oswald (Wally), Elizabeth (John) Mastel, Ursula (Ben) Reiss, Louise (Ken) Bobbett, Pauline (Bernie) Reilander and Edith (Gordon) West. Kay was blessed with 17 surviving grandchildren, 30 great-grandchildren and 10 great-great-grandchildren. Kay was born on April 22, 1907 in South Qu'Appelle which at that time was still the NWT and was raised in Vibank. She married Bill in 1929 and farmed in Holdfast. They moved to Regina in 1942 where they remained. She had been a long time member of the C.W.L. and church choir at Little Flower Parish. The Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Monday, June 11, 2001 at 2:00 P.M. in the Little Flower R.C. Church, Regina with Rev. B. Mahoney and Rev. M. Fahlman, Con-celebrants. Interment will follow in the Riverside Memorial Park. The family wish to extend their deep appreciation for the care given to their mother and grandmother by the staff members of Parkside Extendicare.
- Freda (nee Wolfe) passed away on Friday, November 23rd, 2007 at the age of 90 years. Predeceased by her husband Adam on April 16th, 1982, special friend Chris Flaman, her parents Henry and Elizabeth Wolfe, sisters; Katherine, Elsie, Annie, Joanna and Helen, and brothers Jack and Henry. Freda is survived by her son Jim (Myrna), granddaughter, Melinda (Allan) Moffat, grandson Shawn, great grandchildren Jordan and Kayla, also her sister Eva Hale and numerous nieces & nephews. The Funeral Mass will be held on Tuesday, November 27th, 2007 at 11:00 A.M. in St. Paul R.C. Church, Vibank, SK., with the Rev. Louis Abello Celebrant. Interment will follow in the Vibank Cemetery.
- Myrna (nee Walbaum). It is with great sadness that we announce the peaceful passing of our wife, mother, grandmother and sister. Myrna passed away peacefully with her family at her side Tuesday, August 27, 2013 at the Regina Pasqua Hospital at the age of 64. What Myrna loved most about life was being with her husband, children, grandchildren and having family gatherings. Myrna was very excited to meet her two great-grandchildren soon to come. She was predeceased by her parents Adam and Julia Wolbaum, father and mother-in-law Adam and Freda Klein, and one brother Gerald Wolbaum. She will be sadly missed by her loving husband Jim, daughter Melinda Moffatt and her husband Allan, son Shawn Klein, grandson Jordan Moffatt and his wife Jennifer and their daughter Kiara, granddaughter Kayla Wild and her husband Christopher, brother Dan Wolbaum (Elaine), brother Barry Wolbaum (Kathy), nieces and nephews and many close friends. A Memorial Service will be held on Tuesday September 3, 2013 at 10:30AM at St. Paul Roman Catholic Church in Vibank. Special thanks to the nurses from 3B
- Barbara Tina. On Saturday, September 30, 2000, Barbara Tina Klotz, late of Regina and formerly of Vibank, Sask., passed away at the age of 92 years. Barbara was predeceased by her parents, her husband Nick, three grandchildren, four brothers and four sisters. She is survived by one son Albert (Jeannette), two daughters Henrietta Smith and Josephine (Curly) Jalbert, all of Regina, thirteen grandchildren, twenty-six great grandchildren, ten great, great grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews. The Funeral Mass will be held on Tuesday October 3, 2000 at 10:30 a.m. in St. Paul's R.C. Church, Vibank, Sask., with Rev. L. Albers, celebrant. Interment will follow in the Vibank Cemetery.
- Frank. Sunday, February 10, 2002, Frank Klotz, age 91 passed away at Extendicare Parkside, Regina, Saskatchewan. He was predeceased by his parents, Stephen and Selma Klotz (nee Obrigewitsch); his brothers Nick, Thomas and Marcus; two sisters, Wally Appleton and Kay Klotz; sisters-in-law Barbara Klotz, Mary Klotz, and Fran Klotz; brothers-in-law Peter Thuringer, Douglas Appleton, and Kasper Gerein. Mr. Klotz is survived by his brothers, John, Adam and Peter of Regina; sisters Tillie Thuringer and Elsie Gerein and family, Ken (Brenda) Gerein, Jack Gerein of Vibank and Sheila McRoberts of Regina; sister-in-law Rose Klotz of Vibank, and numerous nieces and nephews. Visitation will be held on Wednesday, February 13, 2002 from 7 to 9 p.m. at Speers Funeral Chapel, 2136 College Avenue. Funeral service will be held at St. Paul's Roman Catholic Church, Vibank, on Thursday, February 14 at 10:30 a.m., Rev. Father E. J. Schaffer officiating. Interment Vibank Cemetery.
- Steve. On Thursday, January 3, 2002 Steve Klotz, late of Regina, SK passed away peacefully at the age of 91 years. Predeceased by his first wife Helen (1933); second wife Kate (1967); sons Harry and Allan; son-in-law Lawrence Fink; brothers Adam, Tom, Michael and (infant) John; and sisters Rosie, Josephine, Annie, Anastasia, Elizabeth, Joanna and Cecilia; Steve is survived by his loving children: Violet, Wilfred (Marlene), Maurice (Bernice), Divia and Clifford; daughter-in-law, Marina Klotz; 13 grandchildren; 13 great grandchildren; 1 great great granddaughter; sister Anna Mary Stoeber; and brother John Klotz. Steve loved to play cards and enjoyed dancing. He was a loving, kind, generous and witty man who always liked to joke with others. Friends and family were always welcome. Steve touched all our lives and will be sadly missed by all. Funeral Mass will be held on Monday, January 7, 2002 at 10:30 A.M. in St. Paul's R.C. Church, Vibank, SK. with Rev. Louis Abello, Celebrant. Interment to follow in St. Paul's R.C. Cemetery.
- Adam (January 31, 1919 - January 3, 2014). Adam Kuntz passed away on Friday, January 3, 2014 at the Wascana Veterans Unit at 94 years of age. Adam is survived by his wife of 41 years, Laura (Haag) Kuntz; sister Betty Archambault, Castlegar, BC; and brother Joe (Ellen) Kelly of Vancouver, BC along with numerous nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his parents Frank and Sabina and siblings John (Rose), Peter (Barbara), Kay (George), Frank (Rita), Gregory (Eleanore), Theresa (Charles) and Helen. Adam was born on the family farm at Vibank. After serving for five years in the army during World War II, he returned to the family homestead to farm for 45 years. Adam and Laura were married at Holy Rosary Cathedral in 1972 and spent many happy years traveling on bus tours and flights, particularly to Hawaii. In 2005 they moved to Marian Chateau until Adam was relocated to Wascana in September 2013. Funeral Mass will take place at Blessed Sacrament Church, 2049 Scarth Street, Regina on Tuesday January 7, 2014 at 2:00 p.m. with Rev. Barry Anwender presiding.
- Peter Tom Dominic. On Saturday, August 22, 2009 Peter passed away at the age of 93 years. He is predeceased by his wife Stephanie; a child in infancy and 15 siblings. Peter is survived by special friend Ilean; 6 daughters; 4 sons; 25 grandchildren; 37 great grandchildren; 2 sisters and numerous nieces and nephews. Funeral Service will be held on Tuesday, August 25, 2009 at 1:00 P.M. in Victoria Avenue Funeral Home, 2080 East Victoria Ave., Regina, SK with Rev. Lorne Crozon officiating. Interment will follow in Vibank Cemetery, Vibank, SK.
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- Margaret (nee Schaeffer). On Thursday January 22, 2004, three days short of her 104th birthday, Jesus released Margaret Lanz, late of Weyburn, from her physical burdens, took her by the hand and led her home. Margaret is predeceased by her husband Mike, sons: John (infant), Edward, George, and Henry; daughter: Josie Koch; sons-in-law: Bill Watland, Adam Gerle, Cappie Heinzman, Harry Koch, Tony Mack; grandchildren: John Schoenfeld (infant), Lorraine Johnson, David and Lorelle Schoenfeld, Jim Runzer and great granddaughter Laura Anne Quarrie; her parents John & Magdelena Schaeffer; brothers: Frank Schaffer and Jacob Schaeffer; sister: Magdelena Lipp; sister-in-law Tina Schaffer and brother-in-law Ted Lipp. Margaret is survived by her children: Minnie (Walter) Schoenfeld of Regina, Mary Heinzman of Kelowna, Helen Mack of Weyburn, Tillie (Alex) Lacaille of High River, AB, Betty (Ernie) Lacaille of Weyburn, Mike (Gayle) Lanz of Lethbridge, AB, Bernie (Leon) Verot of Winnipeg, MB; daughters-in-law: Edna Lanz of Winnipeg, Evelyn Lanz of Weyburn and Lila Lanz of Weyburn; numerous grandchildren, great grandchildren and great, great grandchildren; one brother, David (emma) Schaefer of Wetaskiwin, AB; one sister-in-law, Teresa Schaeffer of Regina as well as many nieces and nephews. Margaret Lanz, the oldest of seven children, was born January 25, 1900 in New Schlessel, Russia. She came to Canada with her family on November 9, 1910. Their ship docked in Quebec; from there they boarded a CPR train enroute to Regina. She had very little schooling in Russia and was unable to attend school in Canada. Margaret could recall vividly the Regina cyclone of 1912, and told her family the story many times. Margaret was always helping and looking after someone. After her father's death in 1913, she worked very hard to earn as much money as she could to help her mother with her younger sister and brothers. Her first job was at the Regina Steam Laundry; very hard work for a child of 13. For a time Margaret also worked at the Grey Nuns Hospital and later she worked for a prominent Regina doctor and his wife looking after their children and doing the housework. In 1915, after her mother married, Margaret moved to Vibank where she worked for Anthony and Hanna Hook, doing housework and looking after their children. There was no power so the work was very hard as everything had to be done by hand. On October 31, 1916, Margaret married Mike Lanz, a very hard working and capable man. After their marriage Mike and Margaret lived in the Vibank area for a short time before moving to Chamberlain in 1917. They moved again to Parry in 1921. Ten years later they moved to the Minton District in January of 1931, to NW quarter section 27, township 1, range 20, west of the 2nd. After moving to the Minton area, eight dry years followed. The thirties were hard times. The soil was dry as powder and blew away. The wheat was short and the land was full of thistles. Neighbours helped each other out, and Margaret helped anyone who needed her. She worked very hard. She milked nine cows and sold the cream to pay the grocery bill. She hatched her own chickens and turkeys. Every drop of water needed for washing and cooking had to be carried. Margaret cooked on a coal stove in the winter and on a wood stove in the heat of summer. Butchering was so much work as the meat had to be salted or canned so it would keep. With the birth of 12 children, Margaret's workload was even more endless. Sewing for her large family was a must! Her daughters recall their mother making them matching dresses complete with starched hats. Margaret could mend anything so you didn't even know there was a hole in it. Margaret worked hard clothing and feeding her large family. She made good nourishing lunches for her children who attended school. Mike and the boys hired out on threshing rigs, and at threshing time there were many hungry men to feed. Margaret was a wonderful cook and baker! She baked the best bread and buns! She baked her own buns until she was 97 years old. Many who passed by the farm got to taste some of her delicious fresh bread. Many a neighbour bachelor got to take a loaf or two home when he left. She made casenipfla and dumphnoodla and the best fried children anyone ever tasted. Her secret ingredient was putting fresh cream over the chicken when it was finishing baking in the oven. Everything was made from scratch with her own special recipes. Margaret always had a big garden and could grow anything. She felt closest to God in her garden. She loved it on the farm and moving to town in 1958 was a big change for her. Her work habits were so different. Mike and Margaret celebrated their 50th and 60th wedding anniversaries together. On March 18, 1978, Margaret lost her life-long partner of 61 years. After Mike's death Margaret kept busy in her yard and garden. When working outdoors she had many a good visit with neighbours or with friends who passed by. Margaret's hands were always busy; sewing clothes for herself, crocheting, doing cross stitch, making table cloths and dolls and Margaret's church and her God were very important to her. She was a very active member of Bergfield Church in the early years and in later years St. Eugene's Parish in Minton. She helped whenever she was needed. She worked at many a fowl supper always generously donating the best she had! Margaret attended mass for as long as she could then in later years she said her mass prayers at home and received Holy Communion at least once a week. Margaret was very proud of her heritage and her Catholic faith and loved to share both with her family. With the help of Home Care and some of her family, Margaret was able to remain in her own home in Minton until she was 9912 years old. On July 19, 1999 Margaret moved to the Weyburn Special Care Home. She loved company and was always such a wonderful hostess, first on the farm, then in her home in Minton and even in her new home in Weyburn. She always had something special to share with her guests, whether it was good food (cookies or chocolates for her great grandchildren) or good conversation. Whenever anyone visited with her you could marvel at her wisdom. She had so much to talk about and so many life stories to tell from over a century's worth of living. Margaret had a deep abiding faith in God and it was this faith that helped her through the deaths of so many family members that went on before her. She knew that God loved her and would someday welcome her home too. Margaret loved her family and was so proud of everyone of them. She included every family member in her daily prayers and rosaries. Her rosary was one of her most treasured possessions. Margaret always felt the reason God kept her so long on this earth was that he still had work for her to do here. She felt her work was to pray often and for everyone. Margaret celebrated her 100th, 101st, 102nd and 103rd birthday at the Weyburn Special Care Home. She was the treasured matriarch of the Lanz and Schaeffer families. Margaret was a gift from God to her family and now she is a gift to God. We, her family, ask God to take care of this very special lady, who we were so lucky to have had with us for so many years. She has been such an important part of our lives for so long, it's hard to image not having her around anymore, but memories are a precious thing and we have plenty of those to cherish. All of us, her 132 descendants, carry a part of her with us and at times will say or do something a certain way because of her. We will always remember Margaret and share our memories of her with others, especially the generations to come. She will live on through the stories we her family will tell. Margaret Lanz was an amazing woman and we were all so very proud of her. She will be greatly missed by all who knew and loved her. Prayers were held Sunday January 25, at 7:30 p.m. The funeral mass was held Monday, January 26, at 10:30 a.m. at St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church in Weyburn. Celebrants for the mass were Father Albert Schmitz and Father Eugene Schaffer (Margaret's nephew). Father Prince Kurisinkal led the prayers at the interment at the Minton Chapel Grove Cemetery. Honorary pallbearers were all of Margaret's grandsons and granddaughters. Active pallbearers were: grandsons: Larry Mack, Duane Mack, Don Lanz, Doug Lanz, Blane Verot and Bryan Verot.
- Katherine Anastasia (nee Volk) of Regina, SK passed away suddenly on Monday, December 29, 2008 at the age of 81 with family at her side. Katherine was born July 15, 1927 at Mutrie, SK. Predeceased by her husband Leonard, infant son Karel, parents Jacob Volk and Mary (nee Bast) Houk, in-laws Magdalena and Joseph Laturnas, Kuntz twin granddaughters at birth, 1 daughter-in-law Geraldine, 1 sister Julia Daschle, 2 sisters-in-law Regina Wollbaum and Regina Laturnas, 6 brothers-in-law Steve, Joseph, Stanley Laturnas and Dennis Mack, Jack Wollbaum and Karel Brenner. Katherine leaves to mourn her children Stan Laturnas, Magdalena (Ron) Paul, George (Sharon) Laturnas, Joanne (Robert) Kuntz and Debbie (Neil) Selinger, 13 grandchildren and spouses, 16 great grandchildren, brother John (Joyce) Volk, sisters Jean (Gary) Silljer, Anne Mack and Madeline (Cliff) Gaw, brothers-in-law Mike Daschle, Adrien and John Laturnas, sistersin-law Betty Laturnas and Elizabeth Brenner, along with numerous nieces, nephews and friends. Katherine (Mom) will be loved and sadly missed by us all forever. Visitation for family and friends will be held on Thursday, January 1, 2009 from 7:00 to 8:30 P.M. in the Victoria Avenue Funeral Home, 2080 East Victoria Ave., Regina. SK. Funeral Mass will be held on Friday, January 2, 2009 at 11:00 A.M. in Holy Child R.C. Church, 2636 7th Ave. East, Regina, SK with Rev. Lorne Crozon, Celebrant. Interment will follow in the Vibank Cemetery, Vibank, SK.
- Leonard Joseph of Regina, SK passed away suddenly on Thursday, April 6, 2006 at the age of 83 years with family at his side. Leonard was born on April 12, 1922 at St. Joseph's Colony. Predeceased by his infant son, Karel; parents, Magdalena and Joseph Laturnas; two brothers, Steve and Joseph; two sisters, Catherine and Regena Wollbaum; Kuntz twin granddaughters at birth; sisters-inlaw, Regina Laturnas and Julia Daschle; and brother-in-law, Karl Brenner; Leonard leaves to mourn his loving wife Katherine of 59 years; five children and their spouses: Stan (Geraldine) Laturnas, Magdalena (Ron) Paul, George (Sharon) Laturnas, Joanne (Robert) Kuntz and Debbie (Neil) Selinger; 13 grandchildren and spouses; 10 great grandchildren; one sister, Betty Brenner; three brothers: Stan (Betty), John and Adrien Laturnas; also Katherine's brother, John (Joyce) Volk; sisters: Jean (Gary) Silljer, Anne Mack, Madeline (Cliff) Gaw and brother-in-law, Mike Daschle; along with numerous nieces, nephews and friends. Leonard will be loved and sadly missed by all forever. Visitation for family and friends will be held on Sunday, April 9, 2006 from 7:30 to 8:30 P.M. in Victoria Avenue Funeral Home, 2080 East Victoria Ave., Regina, SK. Funeral Mass will be held on Monday, April 10, 2006 at 10:30 A.M. in Holy Child R. C. Church, 2636 7th Ave. East, Regina, SK with Rev. John Weckend, Celebrant. Interment to follow in Vibank Cemetery, Vibank, SK.
- Eva. Our dear, grand lady and matriarch of the Frank Burger/Maria Kindl family died peacefully after a short illness in Langley Memorial hospital on April 2, 2008. Eva was born August 4, 1906 in Vibank, Saskatchewan. She came out to Vancouver, B.C. to join her sister, Kay and brother Tony, in 1935. She was predeceased by her parents and her 9 siblings, (Mathias, Rosalia, Elizabeth, Anna, Anthony, John, Katherine, Frank and Mary). Her loving husband and true partner in life, Tom, died in 1993. She is survived by her loving brother, Matthew (Kayo) and many grateful nieces and nephews who benefitted from the strong, loving relationships they had with Eva and Tommy. Eva will be greatly missed by all her family and the innumerable friends that she and Tommy made in many parts of the world as a result of their frequent travels. She will be remembered for her positive outlook on life, her love of laughter, home cooking, (especially Grandma's apple strudel), card playing, telling family stories and for making wine from almost anything, often stored in unique locations, for example, an ironing board cupboard. Over the years, Eva and Tom had several restaurant businesses and homes in Vancouver, New West, Harrison, Whonnock, Powell River, Burnaby, Delta and Surrey. These experiences gave Eva life smarts and people smarts. She had a remarkable memory for all of these experiences and our family history, which contributed to her wonderful storytelling abilities. We will all think fondly of Eva and Tom at the Burger family picnics playing novelty games, badminton, enjoying food and family. Eva liked to talk about all the changes she had seen in her 101 years of life. Sod huts to skyscrapers, quills and ink to the internet, horses to skytrains, and time spent with family to TV and video games. Progress has not always brought improvements. There will be no services by her request.
- Anysia (Sister Anna, I.B.V.M.) died peacefully at Loretto Infirmary, Toronto, on Friday, November 27th, 2009. Sister was in her 70th year as a member of the Institute of the Blessed Virgin Mary (Loretto Sisters), daughter of the late John Leboldus and Regina Weisbeck. Predeceased by her brothers Michael, Frank, Peter, Martin, John and Rev. Bernard Leboldus, sisters Margaret McLellan, Kay Marklinger and Sister Teresita Leboldus, O.S.U. Survived by her sisters Madeline Patterson, Saskatoon and Jean Lyons, Edmonton. Sister Anna was a teacher and principal in Toronto, Toronto Gore, Regina, Sedley, Estevan, Saskatoon and Vancouver. After a year of studies in Edmonton, she worked as an auditor/ advocate in the Marriage Tribunal in Saskatoon for seven years. Friends may call at Loretto Abbey, 101 Mason Blvd. on Monday, November 30th from 2-4 and 7-9 pm. Prayers at 7:30 pm on the same day. Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at Loretto Abbey Chapel on Tuesday, December 1st at 10:00 am followed by interment at Mount Hope Cemetery.
- Bernard. Father Bernie Ignatius late of Regina, entered eternal rest, Friday, February 8, 2008, two days before his 80th birthday, after a long struggle with Parkinson's. He was predeceased by his parents, John and Regina; five brothers, Dr. Michael, Frank, and Peter, Martin and John, who were killed in action in World War II; three sisters, Sr. Teresita Leboldus, Margaret McLellan, Kay Marklinger. Father Bernie is survived by his three sisters, Madeline Patterson of Saskatoon, Jean Lyons of Edmonton, and Sr. Anna Leboldus of Toronto, as well as nieces, nephews and his brother priests. Father Bernie was born in Vibank, Saskatchewan February 10, 1928. He worked for the Department of Education before entering St. Peter's Seminary in London Ontario, receiving his Bachelor of Education and his Bachelor of Theology. He was ordained to the priesthood on May 26,1956 in Vibank. He served in many parishes throughout the Archdiocese of Regina, often using his artistic talents to renovate and redecorate the churches and rectories. Fr. Bernie was a talented musician who played the piano and organ, composed his own music and lyrics. He taught music in different High Schools throughout Regina. He had a great love for nature, entertaining and traveling. His travels took him to many places throughout the world, including the Holy Land, many European countries and Mexico. He loved the symphony, his cottage at the lake and the Roughriders. Fr Bernie was a 4th degree Knight of the Fr. Huggonard Assembly. Before his retirement he had held many positions of Spiritual Advisor both in the Knights of Columbus and The Catholic Women's League. This humble, friendly man, with a great sense of humour, will be sadly missed by all who knew him. Prayers will be held on Thursday, February 14, 2008 at 7:00 p.m. in St. Anne R. C. Church, 1701 Cowan Crescent, with Rev. Msgr. Ken Miller presiding. Funeral Mass will be held on Friday, February 15, 2008 at 11:00 a.m. in Little Flower R. C. Church, 420 College Avenue, with Archbishop Daniel J. Bohan presiding. Private family interment in Vibank.
- Elisabeth (Sister Teresita) entered Eternal Life at Santa Maria Nursing Home on March 3, 2002. She was in the 77th year of her life as an Ursuline Sister. Sister Teresita was predeceased by her father, John Leboldus; her mother Regina (Weisbeck); brothers: Flying Officer, Peter, Flight Sergeant John, Sergeant Martin, Michael and Frank; sister Margaret McLellan; brothers-in-law, William McLellan, Emil Marklinger and Pat Patterson. Sister Tesesita will be fondly remembered by her brother Rev. Bernard Leboldus: and by four sisters: Madeline Patterson, Katherine Marklinger, Jean (John) Lyons, Sister Anna, a Loretto Sister. Her Ursuline Sisters will always hold Teresita in their hearts with love. Prayers will be said on Tuesday, March 5, 2002 at 7:00 p.m. in Sacred Heart Church, 1380 Elphinstone Street, Regina. The Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Wednesday, March 6, 2002 at 11:00 a.m. in Sacred Heart R.C. Church with Rev. B. Leboldus celebrant. Interment will follow at 2:00 p.m. in Vibank Cemetery.
- Mary Helen (nee Driscoll) June 30, 1908 - October 29, 2004. Our beloved mother, grandmother, sister, Helen went Home to be with her Lord after 96 wonderful years. She is dearly loved and remembered by her son Terrence Anthony and his wife Susan Mary of Regina; her daughter Melanie Popovici of Saskatoon; her ten grandchildren: Brendan Terrence(Amanda), Stephanie Susan and Christopher Anthony Leier; John, Michaela, Christina(Moe), Miriam, Deborah, James, and Francis Popovici; her two great grandchildren: Francis Marie Leier and Justin Popovici; her two sisters: Martha Fleming and Leona Pohl, also numerous nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her husband Anthony John Leier; her parents Walter and Justina (Weisgerber) Driscoll; her brothers, John (Beatrice) Driscoll and Fred(Kay) Driscoll; her sister Lucille(Joe) Zerr and brothers-in-law Jack Fleming and Carl Pohl. Helen attended the Ursuline Convent in Vibank,SK. She graduated from the Grey Nun's School of Nursing in 1930 and married Anthony John Leier in 1932. They lived in various towns and cities in Saskatchewan and settled in Saskatoon in 1959 where Helen cared for her family and developed and enjoyed her creative and artistic talents. Helen remained delighted with life to end of her 96 years. The Vigil of Prayer will be held on Tuesday, November 2nd at 8:15 p.m. The Funeral Liturgy will be celebrated on Wednesday, November 3rd at 11:00 a.m. with Rev. Father Ray Senger as the celebrant. Both Services will be held from St. Francis Xavier Roman Catholic Church, Saskatoon. The Rite of Committal will follow at Hillcrest Memorial Gardens.
- Elsie (nee Heinzig) passed away suddenly at Crocus Plains Villa in Weyburn on July 24, 2003, at the age of 92. Elsie will be fondly remembered by her loving family, Fred (Shirley) Lenz of Odessa, Alice (Jim) Reoch of Leduc, AB, Elaine (Neil) Woodcock, Penticton, BC, Don (Joan) Lenz of Vibank, and Louise (Pierre Rochon) Lenz of Gatineau, PQ as well as many grandchildren and great grandchildren. She is also survived by five sisters: Frieda Sturdy, Anne Schmidt, Trudy Normand, Martha Schultz and Helen Ganshorn as well as numerous nieces and nephews. Elsie was predeceased by her husband, Paul Lenz in 1980; her parents, Fritz and Ella Heinzig; brothers: Walter, Willie, Alfred, Martin, Paul and Ernest; sister, Mary Aspinall; one sister (twin to Helen) in infancy, one infant brother while Elsie's parents were emigrating to Canada by ship from Germany and daughter-in-law, Joan Lenz. Elsie was born in Prelate on May 16,1911. Since she was the second eldest daughter in the family, much of her time was spent taking care of her younger siblings. Her family then moved to Yellow Grass where Elsie spent the rest of her "single" days before she met and married Paul in 1934. Their early married life was tough during the Depression at the farm near Vibank, but they spent many happy years there. She and Paul finally retired to Weyburn in 1978. Moving to the city was a new experience for both of them, and they loved Weyburn. Unfortunately, Paul became ill in 1980 and passed away that summer. Elsie had many wonderful friends and relatives and enjoyed life to the fullest. Her church was especially important to her. She was always eager to go anywhere or to do anything anyone suggested. Elsie especially loved shopping and took great pains in her appearance. She took up quilting with her good friend Flo Dreher and several other ladies and these were fun times. In 1999 Elsie moved to Rhine Land Towers in Weyburn, she loved her apartment and friends there and hated to leave but it was time to move on. Elsie moved to Crocus Plains, a retirement residence in Weyburn, late this spring. It didn't take long before she was involved in all the activities there. She was very happy at Crocus Plains, she had lots of visitors and also made new friends. At Crocus Plains, Elsie was finally "waited upon" rather than having to do all the mundane chores of everyday life. Her passing was sudden but she would have wanted it that way. A memorial service was held for Elsie on July 28, 2:00 P.M. at Zion Lutheran Church, Weyburn with Pastor Peter Walker officiating. Active pallbearers were: Leonard Lenz, Karl Lenz, Clarence Lenz, Robert Lenz, Karl Posehn and Bruce Leippi. Interment followed at Vibank Lutheran Church Cemetery.
- Mathilda Barbara (nee Ziegler) was born September 8, 1922 in the Vibank District to Valentine and Elizabeth Ziegler. Married to John Stephen Leurer April 20, 1944, resided in Odessa all their life. It is with great sadness we announce the passing of Mathilda Barbara Leurer, our beloved mother, grandmother and great-grandmother, on Thursday, July 19, 2012. Mathilda leaves to cherish her memory 5 children, John (Sheila) and children, Darren, Holly and Todd (Tara); Carol (Howard) and children, Stephen and Melissa (Heith); Tim (Elizabeth) and children, Cory (Kim), Chris and Brooke; Terry (Deanne) and son, Carson; Ted (Laura) and daughters, Candace, Kaitlyn and Ashley; great-grandchildren, Keenan, Ethan, Ashlynn and Rachel. Funeral Mass will be held at 11:00 A.M., Tuesday, July 24, 2012 at Holy Family R.C. Parish, Odessa, SK with Fr. Abello as Celebrant. Interment will follow at Odessa Cemetery.
- Emilia (nee Schaaf) June 7, 1926 - May 28, 2012. Emily peacefully went to be with her Lord on Monday, May 28, 2012 in her home at William Albert House in Emerald Park, SK with song and praise surrounded by her loving husband and children. She is survived by her faithful husband of 62 years, Henry; and by her children Steve (Jan) Lockert, Alvin (Mary Ann) Lockert, Deborah (Lyle) Alspach, Janet (Pat) Cheney, Virginia (Clifford) Wood, Rose (Rick) Anderson, Ted (Candace) Lockert and Vern (Gayle) Lockert; 24 grandchildren; 27 great-grandchildren; sister Rose (John) Keen; brothers Edmund (Nadie) Schaaf, Matt Schaaf, Ted (Gabrielle) Schaaf; brother-in-law Tony Kessel; sisters-in-law Gloria Schaaf and Agathe Swiderski; as well as numerous nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her parents Stephen and Elizabeth Schaaf; brothers Jack (Leona) Schaaf, Pius Schaaf, Joe Schaaf, Leo Schaaf; sister AnnaMary Kessel; and grandson Matthew Wood. Emily was born and raised on a farm near Qu'Appelle. She married Henry on July 4, 1949 and was a dedicated wife who lovingly raised her children and devotedly supported her husband on a farm near Vibank. She enjoyed gardening, sewing, crafts and was a long standing member of the Vibank CWL. She shared her love for her Lord God and Saviour with all those who knew her through her faith, love and deeds. She will be remembered always for her gentle spirit and loving ways by all those who knew her. We would like to thank all the staff at William Albert House for their loving care, compassion and support over the past 2 1/2 years, especially during her last days. Prayers will be held at St. Paul's R.C. Church in Vibank, SK on Thursday, May 31, 2012 at 7:00 p.m. Funeral Mass will take place at St. Paul's R.C. Church on Friday, June 1 at 10:30 a.m. with Rev. Louis Abello and co-celebrant Very Rev. Francis Hengen V. F. officiating.
- George J. (November 18, 1925 - June 16, 2012). On Saturday, June 16, 2012, George J. Lockert, Vibank, SK, died peacefully at the age of 86 years. Predeceased by his wife Lorraine, May 6, 2012; son-in-law Garth Ferguson; parents Joseph and Barbara (nee Heisler) Lockert; brother Anton (Veronica) Lockert; and his father-in-law and mother-in-law Frank and Ann Eisler. George is survived by his children: Carol (Larry) Braumberger, Larry (Marie) Lockert, Leonard (Lori) Lockert, Leetta Ferguson (Bill Langman) and Kevin (Erin) Lockert; seventeen grandchildren; twelve great-grandchildren; sisters-in-law and brothers-in-law: Nancy Lockert, Jim and Jean Eisler, Gene and Donna Eisler, Gerry and Mary-Ann Eisler and Grace Eisler. George is also survived by his nieces, nephews and cousins. George was born on the farm near Vibank and lived all his life in the Vibank area. His first love was his wife and family. He married Lorraine in 1948 and they raised five children on their farm. George loved his life as a farmer and took pride in being able to design, build or repair almost anything made of wood or metal. He spent countless hours helping friends and neighbours and worked tirelessly for the betterment of the community. The funeral mass will be celebrated in St. Paul's R.C. Church, Vibank, on Thursday, June 21, 2012 at 2:00 p.m. by Rev. Louis Abello. Interment in St. Paul's R.C. Parish Cemetery. Prayers will be held in the church, Wednesday, June 20, 2012 at 7:00 p.m.
- Lorraine (nee Eisler) April 13, 1929 - May 6, 2012. It is with great sadness that we announce the peaceful passing of our beloved wife, mother, grandma and great grandma, Lorraine Lockert, beloved wife of George Lockert, Vibank, SK., surrounded by her family at the age of 83 years. Predeceased by her son-in-law, Garth Ferguson, her parents Frank and Anne Eisler, her mother-in-law and father-in-law, Joseph and Barbara Lockert, brothers: Leo Eisler, Albert (Henrietta) Eisler, and Leslie Eisler, sister, Eleanore Douglas, and brother-in-law Anton (Veronica) Lockert. Lorraine is survived by her loving husband of 63 years, George, her children: Carol (Larry) Braumberger, Larry (Marie) Lockert, Leonard (Lori) Lockert, Leetta Ferguson (Bill Langman) and Kevin (Erin) Lockert, seventeen grandchildren, nine great-grandchildren, her brothers Jim (Jean) Eisler, Gene (Donna) Eisler, and Gerry (Mary-Ann) Eisler, sisters-in-law, Nancy Lockert and Grace Eisler, as well as her nieces, nephews and cousins. Lorraine was born in Vibank and lived all her life in the Vibank area. Her first love was her family, she married George in 1948 and they raised five children on their farm. In addition to being a wife and mother, Lorraine volunteered many hours to the community. She enjoyed many years of gardening and farming. She enjoyed spending time with her family, especially her grandchildren. She was a fixture at many, many of her children's and grandchildren's sporting events. The funeral mass will be celebrated in St. Paul's Roman Catholic Church, Vibank, SK., on Friday, May 11, 2012 at 2:00 p.m., by Rev. Louis Abello. Interment in the parish cemetery. Prayers in the church on Thursday, May 10, 2012 at 7:30 p.m.
- Matilda "Tillie" (nee Stoudt), late of Vibank, SK passed away peacefully at the age of 89 years on Friday, January 17, 2003 with her family at her side. Predeceased by her husband, Frank; parents, Anton and Barbara Stoudt; sisters, Emma Getz and Martha Develin; brothers, Bill, Albert and John Stoudt. Tillie is survived by her daughter, Sharon (Fred) Galan; sons, Harvey (Celine) Lockert and Gerald (Olga) Lockert; grandchildren, Dwayne (Elizabeth) Lockert, Deborah (Roger) Koppert, Jeffrey (Linda) Galan, Shannon (Kelvin) Ostapowich; eleven great-grandchildren; sisters, Rose Johnstone and Edna Hack; brother, Ernest Stoudt; sisters-in-law, Kay (Albert) Stoudt and Kay (Bill) Stoudt. Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Tuesday, January 21, 2003 at 10:30 A.M. from St. Paul R.C. Church, Vibank, SK. with Rev. Louis Abello, celebrant. Interment to follow in Vibank Cemetery.
- Olga (nee Lebersback). On Thursday May 1, 2008 Olga Lockert, beloved wife of Gerald "Jeff " Lockert, Vibank, SK, passed away at the age of 70 years following a courageous battle with cancer. She was predeceased by her parents, Peter and Anne Lebersback. Olga will be lovingly remembered by her husband of 51 years, Gerald; son, Dwayne (Elizabeth) Lockert and children, Angela and Matthew; daughter, Deborah Koppert and children, Nigel, Nicole, and Lisa; sisters, Kay (Bill) Fink and Caroline Lebersbach; brothers, John (Marie) Lebersback and Brian (Aggie) Lebersback, as well as numerous nieces and nephews. Olga, who was the mother of many, had a selfless compassion for others and a love for cooking, gardening, and her humming birds. Special thanks to Dr. Kontsiotis, and the doctors/staff of the Palliative Care Unit for their professional passionate care. The Funeral Mass will be held at 10:00 A.M. on Monday, May 5, 2008 at St. Paul's R.C. Church in Vibank, SK with Fr. Louis Abello as Celebrant. Interment will follow in Vibank Cemetery.
- Walter. Peacefully, and with family by his side, Walter Lockert passed away at the Regina General Hospital on November 29, 2003 at the age of 86. Walter was predeceased by his wife Florence, his sisters Veronica and Grace (Schram), and his twin brother John. He is survived by his sons Jim, Pat (Wanda) and John (Monica); his daughters Lucille (Phil) Szysky and Carol (Ron) Dalgliesh; and his younger brother Clarence. His grandchildren include Tim and Chris Lockert; Joanne (Mullock) and Scott Szysky; and Jeff, Greg and David Dalgliesh. His great grandchildren include Jeff and Angela Lockert, Alex Mullock and Caitlin Dalgliesh Except for a few years when he lived in Calgary as a boy, Walter lived all his life in Regina. He amassed a wealth of friends in Regina, Vibank where his family originally farmed, and the Holdfast area where his inlaws farmed. He lived in the Mary Helen Herchmer seniors' residence for the past 11 years where he made many friends, including Nina Hamilton. Walter (known to many of his friends as Buster), had a keen intellect, a great sense of humour, and a sincere interest in the wellbeing of his friends and extended family. For the past eleven years at 2:30 PM he could be found holding court at the Just Bean Brewed coffee shop on Broad Street. This was a "must stop" for visiting relatives and friends. Over his long and interesting life Walter witnessed whiskey being smuggled to the US during prohibition, and the Regina Riot when police and the On-to-Ottawa Trekkers clashed in Regina's Market Square. Apart from pride in his family, his greatest satisfaction came from developing Lasal Bay on Last Mountain Lake where he and Flo built a cottage from the ground up. The cottage served as a focal point for family and friends for many years. He will be greatly missed by his family and many friends. The Funeral Service will be held at 7:00 PM on Wednesday, December 3, 2003 at Victoria Avenue Funeral Home, Regina, SK.
- Rosalia "Rose" passed away on Thursday, March 15, 2001 in the William Booth Special Care Home at the age of 91 years. She was predeceased by her husband Mathias in 1970; infant daughter Marlene in 1935, and son Lyle in 1995. Rose is survived by sons Allan, Dale and daughter-in-law Diana Lorenz-Olsen; grandson Dion (Wanda), Corey, Lyle "Lonnie" (Tammy), Shayne (Amanda), and Troy (Larissa); great grandchildren Ashley, Bryton, Shea Lynne, Merissa, Jayden as well as sister Marcella (Fred) Klein. The Funeral Mass will be celebrated on Monday, March 19, 2001 at 11:00 a.m. in St. Paul's R.C. Church, Vibank, Sk, with Rev. Len Albers, celebrant. Interment to follow in the Vibank Cemetery. The family wish to thank the nurses and staff of William Booth Special Care Home and Dr. Vipin Patel for their wonderful care.
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- Angelina Grace (nee Wagman). With sadness the family of Angelina Grace Marcia announce her passing on Monday, November 6th at the age of 93 years. Beloved wife of Balzar Marcia of Regina. She was born April 13th, 1913 in Vibank District. She leaves to cherish her memory, her children Irwin (Mary Mason) Marcia and Donna (Ron) Ludwar; 4 grandchildren Lisa (Randy) Wilchowy, Laura Kaytor, Regan (Vicky) Ludwar, and Ryan (Stacie) Ludwar; 6 great grandchildren Anthony Ludwar, Alyvia Ludwar, Tyler, Riley, Kelsey and Madison Wilchowy; 4 sisters Phyllis Wingrowich, Mary Smith, Lorna Wagman and Geraldine Boychuk; 2 brothers Wendle (Eunice) Wagman and Neil (June) Wagman; 2 sisters-in-law Helen Wagman and Gertrude Wagman and numerous nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her parents Jacob and Mary Wagman; son John Marcia; daughter-in-law Beatrice Marcia; 3 brothers Frank, Joe and John Wagman; 3 sisters Bernadine (Steve) Schuba, Jenny (Adolph) Puffalt and Gertrude Wagman. Funeral Service will be held on Friday, November 10th, 2006 at 1:30 P.M. in Victoria Avenue Funeral Home. Interment will follow in Riverside Memorial Park.
- Joseph Roy "Joe", late of Montmartre, SK, passed away peacefully in Regina on Tuesday, January 3, 2006 at the age of 76 years. Lovingly remembered by Lil (Balkwill), his wife of 50 years; their children, Linda Mack and sons Patrick and Steven Walsh; Lori (Denis) Bachelu and children Suzanne and Brett; Tracy (Mark) Harding, and sons Bryce and Logan, all of Regina, and Randy Mack of Edmonton, AB.; sister Anne Metz, Holdfast; sister-in-law Agatha Mack; brothers-in-law Willard Wahl, Wendel (Leona) Lockert; Lil's family, Reta (Glen) Burlingame, Lois Porter, Pete Balkwill, Ned Gerein; numerous nieces, nephews and cousins. Predeceased by his parents Wendel and Maria (Heisler) Mack, siblings Leo (Evie); Barbara Wahl; Josephine Lockert; Adam; Kay (Roy) Obrigewitsch; brother-in-law John Metz; three brothers and a sister in infancy. Joe was born and grew up in Vibank, SK. and attended Notre Dame College where he played baseball and hockey. He received a privileged education as he chauffeured Pere Murray to various events. Summers were spent on elevator construction (including the one still standing at Vibank), farming, and surveying with SK. Dept. of Highways. Winter was all about hockey, playing for Moose Jaw Millers, Regina Caps, and North Battleford Beavers. He was player/coach in several towns in SK. and MB. before moving his family to their farm near Montmartre in 1963. He enjoyed scouting for Weyburn Red Wings, Regina Pats, and Central Scouting of the NHL. Joe's love of the farm, his passion for hockey and his beloved Notre Dame continued until his passing. The family wishes to thank all the doctors, nurses and technicians who helped Joe in the past two years of his illness. Special thanks for the loving care given Joe by the Cancer Lodge staff, the entire Palliative Care team in 3A Pasqua Hospital and Regina Wascana Grace Hospice, to all who phoned and visited, and to Joe's nephew, Rev. Frank Obrigewitsch S.J. for his spiritual care. We, his family, will sorely miss his presence in our lives, but will be sustained by lessons learned, memories of his humour, work bees, and fun times together. In accordance with Joe's wishes, there will be no funeral. Burial of cremated remains will take place at a later date.
- Caroline Elizabeth (nee Fink). Peacefully in her sleep at Longfields Manor in Ottawa, May 4, 2004. Caroline Elizabeth MacPhee (nee Fink), age 87. Born 1916, Vibank, Saskatchewan. Beloved wife of the late John Edward MacPhee, a World War II veteran. Cherished mother of John MacPhee (Lorraine), Jim MacPhee, Bill MacPhee (Brenda), Dorothy DeCesare (John), Joyce MacPhee, Alan MacPhee (Trudy) and Linda Vandergeest (Harry). Fond grandmother of fourteen grandchildren. Greatly missed by her family including her sister Mary Fischer, brothers Peter Fink (Millie), Alex Fink (Blanche) and Arnie Fink (Lorraine), and several nieces and nephews. Predeceased by her parents, Mr. & Mrs. John Fink, an infant daughter, Joan Carol, and brothers John Fink and William Fink. Caroline was a registered nurse and spent seven years working in a Red Cross outpost hospital in northern Saskatchewan before marrying and raising her family in Ontario. Saskatchewan always held a very special place in her heart. She enjoyed gardening and sewing, and also worked as a volunteer with the Canadian Cancer Society and the Canadian Heart and Stroke Foundation. Caroline is fondly remembered by all who knew her for her kindness and generosity of spirit. Funeral on Friday, May 7 at St. John the Apostle Roman Catholic Church, Ottawa, Ontario. Interment at Pinecrest Cemetery following the funeral.
- Katherine (nee Staudt), formerly of Regina, passed away suddenly on July 24, 2004 in Nelson, B.C. at the age of 93. Katherine was born in Vibank, SK on January 16, 1911, one of ten children born to Phillip and Emilia Staudt. In 1946 Kay married Jack Mangel, a driver for Motorway. For the next 44 years they lived in Regina. After Jack passed away in 1990, Kay kept her home but spent more time visiting family. In particular she cared for her younger sister Elsie who succumbed to arthritis in 1997. In 2001 she moved to Nelson to live with her niece Debbie (Don) Moulton. In Nelson, she thoroughly enjoyed the garden, the dogs, the food, her cat and bird, but most of all, company to exercise her wicked sense of humour on. Debbie, Don, and Kay's brother-in-law, Alfred Hoffman, were sitting ducks in her presence. Her many nieces and nephews agree that she was a "pretty fun Aunt" and that she will be missed by all. A graveside service will be held at Regina Memorial Gardens Cemetery on August 3, 2004 at 10:30 a.m.
- Katherine "Kay" (nee LeBoldus). On Tuesday, May 11, 2004, Katherine "Kay" Marklinger, late of Regina, passed away at the age of 90 years. Predeceased by her husband Emil; five brothers: Mike, Frank, Peter, Martin and John; two sisters Margaret McLellan and Sr. Teresita. Katherine is survived by her children: Anita (Reg) Gass, Peter, Adrian (Margaret), and Karen; grandchildren: Tim (Diane), Darren (Penny) and Jamie (Kimalisa) Gass; David and Lisa Marklinger; five great-grandchildren; three sisters: Madeline Patterson, Jean Lyons, Sr. Anna Leboldus; one brother Fr. Bernie LeBoldus. Kay taught for the Separate School System at St. Thomas and St. Augustine, then taught for thirteen years in Calgary, ending her career in 1983 as Principal at St. Raymond School. She was also an organ and piano player and teacher playing for many church and social functions. She sat on the Board of Directors for Theatre Calgary, was an enthusiastic volunteer for the Liberal Party in Calgary, a life long supporter of the Saskatchewan Roughriders, a generous supporter of many charitable institutions, and an avid reader of history and historical novels. Funeral Mass will be held on Saturday, May 15, 2004 at 10:00 a.m. in Christ the King R.C. Church, 3239 Garnet Street with Rev. Tonny Dizy, Celebrant and Rev. Bernie LeBoldus, Con-celebrant. Interment in Vibank, SK.
- Elenora "Ella" (nee Gartner). It is with deep sadness the family of Ella McCaffrey announces her peaceful passing on Friday, October 15, 2004 at the age of 86 years. Ella was born on June 21, 1918 in Vibank, SK. Following her graduation from Regina Grey Nuns Nursing School, she nursed and travelled throughout Western Canada until her marriage to Ed McCaffrey (predeceased in 1980). Ella and Ed eventually settled in Calgary in 1952 to raise their family. Ella is remembered by her children; Dan McCaffrey of Vancouver, Tim and Genie McCaffrey and their three children, Jennifer, Laureen and Cameron, AnneMarie and Mark Malone and their two children, Matthew and Stephen, and Maureen and Glen Redenbach and their two children, Tyler and Conner of Prince George. She is also survived by her brother Frank Gartner and sisters, Ann and Rose Gartner, all of Saskatchewan; and numerous nieces, nephews and in-laws. She was predeceased by her sister Elizabeth and her brother Raymond. Relatives and friends were invited to Prayers and Tributes at Canadian Martyrs Catholic Church (835 Northmount Drive N.W.) on Sunday, October 17, 2004 at 6:00 p.m. Funeral Mass was be celebrated at Canadian Martyrs Catholic Church (835 Northmount Drive N.W.) on Monday, October 18, 2004 at 10:30 a.m. with the Rev. Avinash Colaco, Presider. Graveside Service followed at Queen's Park Cemetery.
- Meta Wilhelemina (nee Meisel) passed away peacefully on December 5, 2001 at the age of 76 years following a stroke. Meta was predeceased by her husband Archie, parents Ludwig and Ludwika, brothers John and Ernest; sisters Ernestine, Isabel, Irma, Matilda, Elsie and grandson, Tristan Roadhouse. Meta is survived by her sister Martha; son Glenn (Monique) McDougall, daughter Audrey (Trevor) Roadhouse; grandchildren Ryan McDougall (fiancee Wendy Scott), Denten McDougall (Julia), Derek McDougall, Tanis Roadhouse (Chris Eltervoog), Taylor Roadhouse and great-granddaughter Kirsten McDougall. Meta was born on the family farm near Vibank, Saskatchewan February 2, 1925. In 1943 she met and subsequently married Archie McDougall. Together they took up residence in Regina and raised their family. Meta worked at Eatons' for more than 30 years first in the groceries and latterly in the draperies department. After retirement Meta took great delight in her garden and her little house. Among other interests, she took swimming and figure skating lessons and kept active with her friends. Her joy was her family and she valued the time spent with her children and grandchildren. Her faith was her rock. She attended Redeemer Lutheran Church in Regina and was active in numerous congregation activities. Funeral services will be held at Redeemer Lutheran Church, 1501 Robinson Street, Saturday, December 8, 2001 at 2:30 p.m. Meta will be greatly missed and lovingly remembered by her family and friends.
- Rita (nee Huck) passed away on Monday, December 3, 2007, age 81. Rita was born and raised in Vibank before moving to Regina with her parents. Rita worked at SaskTel until she married Edwin on June 22, 1957 and began raising a family. Her children were a great source of pride and she was never happier than when in the company of her grandchildren. Rita pursued many volunteer interests, including involvement with the Catholic Women's League (CWL), becoming area co-ordinator for The Heart and Stroke Foundation and the Canadian Cancer Society. Rita believed in the Christian principles of love and of helping others in need. She was always willing to lend a helping hand. Rita was predeceased by her beloved husband, Edwin; her parents, Adam and Katherine; her twin brother, Peter; her sisters Sr. Louise (Rose); Sr. Cecilia (Helen), Mary, Marion, and Loretta. She is survived by her children, Ed (Twyla), George, Father Brian, and Ken (Sharon); grandchildren, Megan, Christina, Connor, and Addison; brother Adam; sisters, Katherine, Jean, Isabel, and Hilda; as well as numerous inlaws, nephews and nieces. The family wishes to thank the staff of Silva Care Seniors Home for their care of our mother over the last few months. We also wish to thank Dr. J. S. (Stewart) McMillan, the staff at the Pasqua Hospital, and the staff at the Regina General Hospital for the care provided to our mother. Funeral Mass will be held on Monday, December 10, 2007 at 11:00 a.m. in St. Martin's R. C. Church, 4720 Castle Road, Regina with Rev. Msgr. Ken Miller celebrant. Interment to follow at Riverside Memorial Park.
- Herbert (June 3rd, 1933 - February 16th, 2006). In great sadness we announce the passing of our Dad, Grandpa, Great Grandpa, friend and brother. Predeceased by his first son, Glen; parents, John and Eva; wife Genevieve. Herb will be sadly missed by his sons, Vern (Teresa), Larry (Anita), Jerry (Becky) and Kevin; daughter, Terri (Joseph); grandchildren, Amanda (Shayne), Barry, Chris, Dawn, Keith, Kyle, Danny, Kathy, Mikey, Jayson, Andrew, Glen, Genny and Xander; great grandchildren, Hayden and Rayah; his best friend, Barb; sisters, Regina and Florence (Marten) and numerous nieces and nephews. A Memorial Service will be held at 2:00 P.M., Tuesday, February 21, 2006 at St. Paul R.C. Church, Vibank, SK with Rev. Abello officiating.
- John. It is with peace but great sadness that we mourn the loss of our father John Merk. He passed away on Thursday, January 23, 2014. John was born on February 4, 1922 in Vibank, SK. He was predeceased by his wife Leona on September 7, 1997; parents George and Annie; brother George and sister Isabelle. John is survived by his family; daughter Brenda (Del) Galandie of Regina and children Darla, Dawn (Kevin) Holness (and family Kiah and Kairo) and Daphne; son Ken (Sandra) of Regina and children Cory (Heather), Kimberly (her son Isaiah) and Christopher; son Randy (Kathleen) of Fort St John, B.C. and children Tracy (Mike) Donald (and family Keyana and Tyler) and Coel (Erin) (and family Noah, Gillian and Isabelle); four step grandchildren Michael (Vikki) MacLean, Guy (Shelly) MacLean, Kevin (Lori) MacLean and Scott (Sandie) MacLean; nine step great grandchildren; son Jeff (Ginger) of Regina and children Hannah, Ethan and Zoey. John and his family would like to thank his sisters-in-law; brothers-in-law and all his dear friends for all their kindness they have shown him through the years. John was happiest when he was spending time with his family and friends telling his amazing stories that we all knew and loved. John was always willing to help out anyone in need and his home was always open. John retired from the City of Regina as Control Room Operator with the Water Department after 23 years. Special thanks are extended to all the caregivers of the Victorian Care Home, Pasqua Hospital and Parkside Extendicare for the kindness and compassion shown to John and his family. A funeral mass will be held at Holy Trinity Roman Catholic Church, 5020 Sherwood Drive, Regina, SK on Thursday, February 6, 2014 at 11:00 a.m.
- Wilhelmina "Minn" (nee Stroh). On Tuesday, June 6, 2006, Wilhelmina "Minn" Merk, widow of Sebastian Merk, Indian Head, Sask. and formerly of Vibank, Sask. died at the age of 88 years. The funeral mass will be celebrated in St. Paul's R.C. Church, Vibank, Sask. on Friday, June 9, 2006 at 10:30 a.m. by the Rev. Len Albers. Interment in St. Paul's Parish Cemetery. Prayers will be held in St. Joseph's R.C. Church, Indian Head, Sask. Thursday evening at 7:30 with Alverta Laskey. Minn was predeceased by her husband Sebastian in 1999, her parents Clement and Agnes Stroh, seven brothers and three sisters, four sons in law: Lawrence Kattler, Paul Moser, Tony Deis and Wayne McNaughton and one grandson Michael McNaughton. Minn is survived by one son Sebastian Merk, Regina, six daughters: Joyce Kattler and Alfreda Moser, Indian Head, Sandra Dies (Rick Richert) Fort Qu'Appelle, Sask., Charlotte (Dave) Railton, Elbow, Sask., Betty Ann (Bob) MacGregor, Milestone, Sask. and Susie (Dale) Mohr, Regina, eighteen grandchildren: Laurie, Deanna, Lawrence, Danny, Kenny, Donna, Joe, David, Duane, Dana, Lesa, Kris, Lynn, Les, Scott, Stacey, Michelle and Michael, also her great grandchildren and great great grandchildren, one sister Val Guest, Wolseley, Sask. and her nieces and nephews.
- Beatrice Katherine (nee Deck) Mildenberger passed away on Thursday, April 26, 2012 at the age of 83 years. She was predeceased by her husband Lawrence; granddaughter Christine Wolfe; and brother Gordon Deck. Left to cherish her memory are her children Dwight Mildenberger of Airdre, AB, Barry (Linda) Mildenberger of Schuler, AB, Darryl (Mary Lynn) Mildenberger of Carlyle, SK, Delee (Jeremy) Austin of Regina, SK, Luann Frances (Ray) of Eckville, AB. Lisa (Kevin) Wolfe of Regina, SK and Michaela (Rob) Ellis of Millarville, AB; numerous grandchildren and great grandchildren; sister Dianne (Clem) Bechard; brother Ken (Joan) Deck; as well as numerous cousins, nieces, nephews and friends. A funeral mass will be held at St. Paul's Roman Catholic Church, Vibank, SK. on Monday, April 30, 2012 at 2:00 p.m. with Father Louis Abello celebrant. A private family interment will take place.
- Ronald Joseph passed away peacefully at Sunset Extendicare on Wednesday, October 5, 2005. Ron will be remembered by his loving wife, Marie; eldest son, Clair (partner, Claire) of Edmonton; only daughter, Luanne Molnar; youngest son, Trevor (partner, Alyson); adopted son, Terry Landry; mother, Aureilla (Goldie) Molnar of Yorkton; younger sister, Sylvia and Sig Leib of Weyburn; younger brother, Wayne and Cice Molnar of Saskatoon. Seven grandchildren, Daun, Ryan, Nicki (partner, Vince), Morgan, Ronn, Colten and Courtney Molnar. One great grandchild, Shaylee as well as other family and a life time of friends. A Graveside Service will be held at 1:00 P.M. on Saturday, October 8, 2005 at Vibank Cemetery, Vibank, SK.
- Carolyn "Carrie". It is with deep sadness we announce Carrie's passing on October 22, 2012 at the age of 60 years. Mom was born on May 19, 1952 in Wynyard, SK. She was predeceased by her husband Mervin; her mother Mary Ray; father-in-law and mother-in-law Nick and Anne Mytopher as well as many other cherished family members and friends. Left to cherish mom's memory are: daughter Candace Mytopher and her daughter Taeva, son Curtis Mytopher his wife Kelly and their children Jessy, Cash, Owen and Leah, daughter Jessica and husband Dean Zabolotney, daughter Avery Mytopher. Mom is also survived by her siblings, sisters-in-law and brothers-in-law and their families, all of whom had a special place in her heart. Mom was a very caring and loving person who's door was always open to anyone. Her kindness touched the lives of everyone who knew her. She lent her ear to all, usually over a pot of coffee and a game of cards. Friends and family were everything to mom. The funeral service will be held in the Gateway Christian Fellowship Church, 1812 Arthur Street, Regina, SK, on Saturday, October 27, 2012 at 11:00 a.m. with Pastors Brian and Barb Larratt officiating. Interment in St. Paul's R.C. Parish Cemetery, Vibank, SK at approximately 2:00 p.m.
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- Rose Mary, formerly of Vibank, passed away peacefully on November 9, 2001 at the age of 87 at Parkside Extendicare. Rose will be lovingly remembered by her children: Charlie (Christine) Niedermayer, Leo (Eleanor) Niedermayer, Betty (Mitch) Petrovic, Louise Hobrath, Jim (Shirley) Niedermayer, Kathy (Ed) Marks, Gertie (Horst) Weichel and Anne (Garry) Fink; fourteen grandchildren; seventeen great-grandchildren; two great-great-grandchildren and numerous other relatives and friends. She was predeceased by her husband John in 1991. A memorial service will be held on Friday, November 16, 2001 at 1:30 p.m. at the Regina Funeral Home, Hwy #1 East.
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- Rose (nee Schneider). On Friday, December 18, 2009, Rose Obrigewitsch passed away at the age of 98. Rose was born in 1911 at Vibank, SK to Henry and Rose Schneider. After her marriage to Harry Obrigewitsch, they farmed first near Lajord, SK and in 1953 moved to Craik, where they continued to farm. Rose lived in Craik until her move to Porteous Lodge in Saskatoon in 2004. Predeceased by her husband, Harry in 1962 and daughter, Annabelle, Rose is survived by her sister, Trudi Lohnes and her sons, Lawrence (Bev), Ray (Betty), Ted (Loretta); daughter, Evelyn (Karl) Bly; sons, Hank (Joyce) and Tim (Darlene). Rose will be remembered with a lot of love by her sons and daughter and her 17 grandchildren, 26 great-grandchildren and eight great-great-grandchildren. A celebration of Rose's life will be held on Wednesday, December 23, 2009 at 11:00 a.m. from St. Joseph's Roman Catholic Church, Craik, SK with Rev. Father Felipe Faustino celebrant. Interment family plot Craik, Cemetery, Craik, SK.
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- Elizabeth "Betty" (nee Lockert) January 22, 1918 - June 13, 2012. Betty passed away peacefully at Saskatoon City Hospital, at the age of 94. Betty was the eldest daughter of 12 children born to Rosina and Casimir Lockert on a farm near Vibank, SK. In 1924, the family moved to Portland, Oregon for work in the lumber industry. One year later, the family returned to the farm at Denzil, SK. The Depression hit this area very hard and this impacted greatly on Betty's work ethic and world view. Betty graduated from high school in 1936 and worked for one year at St. Joseph's Hospital in Macklin. She attended the Saskatoon Normal School in 1937-38, taught for one year in the Reward area and then moved to a school near Cudworth. Betty married Wallace Paquin on October 9, 1941 and together they lived on the farm until 1966 when the family moved to Saskatoon. Betty did substitute teaching for 6 1/2 years, casual work at the Bay for 9 years followed by employment at a Daycare. Wallace Paquin passed away suddenly in 1984. Betty was committed to her family and to her faith. She worked hard to support the family and kept busy as a homemaker, cook, gardener and devoted mother and grandmother. Her faith sustained her during her life. She was an active member of the CWL Council of St. Philip Neri Parish and a faithful woman to her Church. Reading and letter writing were her passions as was her belief in work, prayer and happiness. Betty is survived by her seven children: Gwen Paquin, Connie (Matt) Welter, Randall Paquin, Eugene (Debby) Paquin, Curtis (Mary) Paquin, Lois Wymer, Merle (Annette) Paquin, 17 grandchildren and 8 great-grandchildren, siblings Rev. Sr. Patricia Lockert, Anne Heron, Edward (Mary) Lockert, Kaye Bourassa, Terry Woodcox, and Patrick (Elsie) Lockert. She was predeceased by her husband Wallace, parents Rosina and Casimir, siblings Casimir, Michael, Thomas, Lawrence and George, sons-in-law Milton Connor and Randy Wymer, and brothers-in-law Johnny Bourassa, Alvin Heron and Melvin Woodcox. The Vigil for Betty will be held at 7:00 p.m. on Tuesday, June 19th, and the Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10:00 a.m. on Wednesday, June 20th. Both services held at St. Philip Neri Roman Catholic Church (1902 Munroe Avenue) with the Very Rev. Father Ron Beechinor and Rev. Father Lawrence DeMong , OSB concelebrating. Cremation Rite of Committal will follow at Woodlawn Cemetery.
- Madeline (nee Leboldus) 1909 - 2011 passed away peacefully at 102 years of age at her Saskatoon residence. She was born on January 2nd, 1909 at Vibank Sask. to parents John and Regina Leboldus. There were 12 children in the family, six girls and six boys. Three of the boys died in combat in WWII and Regina was honoured as the Royal Canadian Legion Canadian National Silver Cross Mother laying a wreath in Ottawa at the National War Memorial on November 11th on behalf of all mothers who lost children in the military service of Canada. In attendance was Canadian Prime Minister Louis St. Laurent and Governor General Vincent Massey. Madeline completed her training to be a Registered Nurse in Regina and practiced there for a number of years. She met and married Pat Patterson relocating to Saskatoon to make this city their life long home. Madeline was predeceased by her husband Pat as well as her eleven siblings. A private Funeral Service will be held on Thursday June 16th, 2011 in Saskatoon with interment following in Woodlawn Roman Catholic Cemetery beside her husband.
- Leonard. It is with great sadness and heavy hearts that the family announces the sudden passing of Leonard Pelzer at the age of 78 years. He will be sadly missed by the many hearts he had touched in his life. Leonard was predeceased by his wife Margaret; parents Daniel and Florentina; brothers Edmund, Edward and Arthur and brothersin-law Helmut and Rudolf. Leonard is survived by his children Gerhard (Cindy), Gerda Klyne, Susan (Frank) Gerein, Mike (Dianne); grandchildren Beata (Mike), DeeDee (Tracy), Lawrence, Brigette, Tony (Jacklyn), Alex and Anna; special puppy Max; great grandchildren Skylar, Tatayana, Branden, Jenna, Katie, Jadyn and Samuel; brother William (Mary); sisters Wally and Klara; sisters-in-law Herta (George) and Paula (Adi) and their families. Leonard was born in Poland in 1932 and immigrated to Canada in 1949. He worked on a farm near Southey as a hired hand and for a trucking company. Eventually he began to work for the City of Regina and was employed there for 24 years. Leonard and Margaret started a dairy farm in 1974 in the Vibank area. They eventually moved into Vibank where they retired. Leonard loved to play cards, tease his grandchildren, grocery shop and sit on his back deck overlooking the neighborhood just to make sure everyone was doing what they were supposed to. The family would like to thank the EMS, RCMP and the coroner for their help. A memorial service will be held at Regina Funeral Home, Hwy #1 East, Regina, SK on Saturday, October 9, 2010 at 10:00 a.m.
- Margaret (nee Gretel) June 15, 1928 - October 19, 2009. It is with great sadness and heavy hearts that the family announces the passing of Margaret Pelzer at the age of 81 years. She will be sadly missed by the many hearts she had touched in her life. Margaret is survived by her husband Leonard of fifty six years; son Gerhard (Cindy); daughters Gerda (Lawrence) Klyne, Susan (Frank) Gerein; and son Mike (Dianne); seven grandchildren, Beata (Mike), Bridgette, DeeDee (Tracy), Lawrence, Tony (Jacklyn), Alex and her baby Anna; seven great grandchildren, Skylar, Tatayana, Brandon, Jenna, Katie, Jayden and Samual; two sisters Herta (George) Rosenkranz and Paula (Adi) Traweger; brother-in-law William (Mary) Pelzer; as well as numerous nieces and nephews. Margaret was born in Austria in 1928 and immigrated to Canada in 1952. Her first job was at the Regina General Hospital as a food provider. In 1953 she met Leonard and shortly after they were married and resided in Regina until they moved to Vibank in 1974. Margaret had a great love for animals, she enjoyed gardening, the outdoors and spending time with her grandchildren. One of her greatest hobbies was crocheting, which she was a master at during the winter season. The family would like to thank Dr. Bella-Lufa and the nursing staff at the Lakeside nursing home in Wolseley, SK where she happily spent the last four and a half months of her life. A memorial service will be held to celebrate Margaret's life at Regina Funeral Home, Hwy #1 East, Regina, SK on Saturday, October 24, 2009 at 2:00 p.m. with Reverend Louis Abello celebrant.
- Elsie Amalia (nee Lenz) passed away peacefully on December 15, 2004 at the age of 92 years. Elsie was predeceased by her husband, Eduard; and siblings: Bill (Ida), Annie (Werner), Augusta, Paul (Elsie), Minnie (Gus), Albert (Frieda), Tina (Fred); and daughter-in-law, Jean; brothers-in-law: David and Adam; and sister-in-law, Minnie (Julius). She is survived by her two sons, Walter and Karl (Kathleen); sister-in-law, Dorothea; grandchildren: Doug (Tracie), Lawrence (Antoinette), Greg (Kirsten), Audra (Donn), Jared (Elaine), Dewey (Cory); great-grandchildren: Reed, Kurt, Kylie, Rylan, Adam, Gabrielle, Cole and Darien, and numerous nephews and nieces. Elsie was born November 1, 1912, on the farm at Vibank where she spent a happy childhood. Ed and Elsie were married in Vibank on January 24, 1932. After living for two years with his parents (in the Kronau district), they moved to a vacant house near Wascana Creek. In 1938 they built a new home which was moved in 1949 to the outskirts of Kronau. In 1952, at the age of 40, Elsie began piano lessons. In 1958, Elsie received her Grade 10 degree in music. Elsie taught piano to many children in the Kronau-Davin area. She sang for 17 years with the Regina Sweet Adelines. Elsie was one of the organists in the Kronau Bethlehem Lutheran Church, as well as accompanist for the community carol festivals and Christmas concerts. She was very active in the church, as well as the community. Elsie was a member of the Four Square Community Club for over 40 years. In the fall of 1988, she moved to Regina where she resided until this day. Funeral Service will be held at Trinity Lutheran Church, Regina, Sask. at 1:00 p.m. on Monday, December 27, 2004. A special thanks to the staff of Regina Pioneer Village.
- Sherry Gale (nee Neigel) passed away in her home in Abbotsford, BC surrounded by her four loving children on June 28, 2009 at the age of 61. She is predeceased by her father, Kasper Neigel. Sherry is survived by her daughter, Lee Ann of California, sons; Jason of Abbotsford, Michael of Toronto and David of Abbotsford. She will be sadly missed by her mother, Eleanora Neigel of Regina, her sisters; Jean Birnie of Winnipeg and her children Sherry (Dan) and Todd; Linda (Jim) Patterson of Regina and their sons Wayne (Jennifer) and Dale (Christine); Brenda (Al) Ludtke of Regina and their children Tracy (Scott) Poitras and Trevor (Richelle); brothers; Brian (Sherry) Neigel of Pilot Butte and their children Tamara (Brent) Wiebe and Taylor; and Wade (Elaine) Neigel of Petawawa, Ontario, and their children Bryan and Lydia. Left to mourn her sudden passing will be her surviving aunts, Rose Stoppler of Regina, Mary Zacher of Langley, BC and Great Aunt Annie Eisler of Regina as well as numerous cousins and her extended family of friends and clients. Sherry grew up and received her education in Vibank, SK., worked in Regina, later in Calgary and settled in beautiful BC to raise a family. She was an avid reader, a talented craftswoman, a hard working self employed business woman, but above all things she was a mother whose legacy of her life and all she stood for and believed in will live on in the exceptional young woman Lee Ann is, and the fine gentlemen her sons Jason, Michael and David are. This was especially apparent as they all cared for her at home these past few weeks as she struggled with complications of pneumonia and cancer. We can take comfort as we reflect on memories of all the happy years.
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- Mary Katherine (nee Griemann). On Tuesday, September 16, 2008, Mary Katherine Rederburg of Regina passed away at the age of 78 years. Mary was predeceased by her mother and father, Katherine and Michael Griemann; infant brother, Michael; sister-in-law, June Griemann and brothers-in-law, Norbert Spohn and Howard Rederburg. Mary will be lovingly remembered by her husband of 53 years, Alfred Rederburg of Regina; son, Brian (Sharon) Rederburg of Weyburn; daughter, Marjorie (Allan) Snider of Kanata, ON; grandchildren, Jordan Rederburg, Rachel, Eric, Jacqueline and Evan Snider; brothers, Peter (Irene) Griemann, Herman (Muriel) Griemann, Henry Griemann and William (Judy) Griemann; sister, Susie (Bill) Marsh; brother-in-law, Cliff (Mary-Lynn) Rederburg; sisters-in-law, Ada (Bernard) Clarkson, Marion Spohn and Florence Rederburg; special friends, Elsie (Jack) Vilcu and Frances (Jack) Gourley, as well as numerous nieces, nephews, relatives and friends. Mary was born on June 9, 1930 at Vibank, the 2nd oldest of six children, four boys and two girls. She grew up on a farm 4 miles south of Welwyn and attended a country school, finishing her grade 12 at Welwyn School. Mary worked for a year for the Saskatchewan Wheat Pool, when she met Alfred. They were married October 23, 1954 at Regina. From 1954 to 1959 she worked winters at the Saskatchewan Department of Highways and spent her summers on the farm at Benson. After Brian was born, she stayed on the farm, working full time as a mother, homemaker and farmer from 1960 to 1999. Mary always grew a large garden which she willingly shared with her family. She milked the cows and did many other chores along with running the combine, and she always prepared large meals for her family and those working in the fields. Mary helped with activities at the Benson Rink in the 60's and volunteered at school track meets and other events if needed. She enjoyed reading, animals, travelling and her grandchildren. They attended the United Church in Benson until it closed, then Grace United Church in Stoughton until they moved to Regina in 1994. She helped out at the Fowl Suppers and with Christmas events in the community. Mary and Alfred were a great match for each other and could often be seen travelling together for any appointments and to visit with family and friends. They attended any activities that their grandchildren were involved in whenever able. Mary loved children and animals, and she always tried to include everyone. She will be lovingly remembered and sadly missed by all she knew and loved. Funeral Services were held Saturday, September 20, 2008 at 2:00 p.m. from Stoughton United Church, Stoughton with Rev. Deborah Laforet officiating. Interment followed in Hillcrest Cemetery, Weyburn. The Active Pallbearers were: Eian Richardson, David Griemann, James DeBoth, Grant Wittrock, Terry Marsh and Robert Rederburg.
- Kelly Ann passed away suddenly on Monday, October 30, 2006 at the age of 16. Kelly is survived by her mom & dad, Kim & Cathie; her brother, Cory; her grandmas, Anne Dulong and Doreen Smith; 7 aunts, 6 uncles and many cousins; her special other brothers, Curtis, Johnny and Chris; very special friends, Terry, Debbie & Bill and Connie. She is predeceased by her grandpa's, Jack Dulong and Arthur Reiss. So many other people touched Kelly's short life and we would like to thank you all for the love, care and compassion you gave to her. A special thank you to the doctors and nurses at the Regina General Hospital and the U of A in Edmonton, AB. A Funeral Mass will be held at 10:30 A.M. on Friday, November 3, 2006 at St. Paul R.C. Church, Vibank, SK with Rev. Louis Abello as Celebrant.
- Kim W. (August 7, 1957 - July 9, 2009). Kim passed away suddenly on July 9, 2009. He has been reunited with his daughter Kelly; father Arthur; and father-in-law Jack Dulong. Left to cherish his memories is his son Cory (Sara); wife Cathie; mother Doreen Smith; mother-in-law Anne Dulong; sisters Marilyn and Shannon; sister-in-law Janet Dulong and son Jonny; also many other family members and friends. Kim's pride and joy were his children and he was devastated when his daughter Kelly passed away. Kim was an avid hunter enjoying his annual trips with his buddies. His son's passion for hunting bonded them closer. Kim's pride for Cory showed in his eyes and voice. Dad, Kim we love you, always and forever. A funeral mass will be celebrated at St. Paul Roman Catholic Church, Vibank, SK on Tuesday, July 14, 2009 at 11:00 a.m.
- Elaine (nee Obrigewitsch) Arthurs Remesoff was born on May 14, 1936 on the farm near Vibank, Sask. She grew up on the prairies of Saskatchewan. Elaine spent her childhood both enduring the hardship and enjoying the bounties of farm life and community. In 1958 she married James Arthurs and together they had two sons, Douglas and David. Elaine and Jim lived in both Alberta and Saskatchewan before later divorcing. Being a single mother, Elaine went back to her roots in Saskatchewan and returned to school to get a better education. There she met Peter Remesoff and in 1968 they were married and later that year had their daughter, Lisa. Eventually Elaine and Peter moved the family to Canmore, Alberta where they resided for over 30 years. Elaine enjoyed many things in her life. She loved to curl, watch baseball and the Saskatchewan Roughriders. She was a talented seamstress who also enjoying knitting and was well known for her incredible pie making. Elaine travelled a lot having seen many parts of Europe, South East Asia, Australia and Central America. She loved her family, she loved her children and she loved doting on her grandchildren. She retired from Canada Cement Lafarge in 1998 after 25 years of employment and eventually her and Peter left the mountain community they loved, settling in Cochrane, Alberta in 2008. Elaine was predeceased by her father Jakob Obrigewitsch, step-father Harry Reinhardt and her mother Agnes Reinhardt (Deck) She was also predeceased by her older brother Gerald Obrigewitsch, her younger sister Jacqueline Cross (Obrigewitsch) and her nephew Lyndon Cross. She is survived by her devoted husband of 45 years, Peter Remesoff , her sons Douglas Arthurs, David (Sandra) Arthurs and daughter Lisa Remesoff as well as her grandchildren Danielle Arthurs, Shayne Arthurs, Dylan Bardwell and Ryley Sadorsky. Her brothers Eugene Obrigewitsch and Reg (Clara) Reinhardt are also left mourning her as are many nephews, nieces, grand-nephews, a grand-niece and numerous dear friends in Saskatchewan and Alberta. A celebration of Elaineís life will take place at Our Lady of the Rockies Church, 810-7th Street, Canmore, Alberta on August 12, 2013 at 11:00 am.
- John Peter, born in Vibank, SK. on March 18, 1922, died March 14, 2004. Predeceased by his parents Joseph and Elizabeth; brothers: Ben, Nick Joseph; sister Barbara; half brother Adam Schwartz. Survived by his wife, Patricia; daughter Sharon and Ron; sons: James and Nicole, Anthony and Janice, Mark and Darlene; grandchildren, Ian and Darcy, Megan and Ainslee, Kristin and Derek, Jennifer and Jacquelyn, Samantha and Jonathan; great grandson Kaleb; sister Elizabeth Smith; half-sister Catherine Kuntz; sister-in-law Pauline Schwartz; as well as numerous nieces, nephews and good friends. Funeral Service will be held on Saturday, March 20, 2004 at 10:30 a.m. in Mount Olive Lutheran Church, 2015 4th Ave. E., Regina with Pastor Terry Defoe officiating. Interment in Regina Memorial Gardens. The family wishes to thank the staff at the Pasqua Hospital, 4th Floor and the staff at Parkside Extendicare for their kindness and care provided.
- Millie. On Monday, March 25, 2002, Millie formerly of Vibank, and late of Regina passed away peacefully at the age of 56 years. Predeceased by her husband, Chris; her parents, Bill and Grace. Millie is survived by her loving family, Carla (Jim), Cory, and Angie (Neil); two granddaughters, Shelby and Haley; one sister, Violet; mother-in-law, Florence, as well as numerous nieces and nephews. The Funeral Mass will be celebrated on Tuesday, April 2, 2002 at 10:30 a.m. in St. Paul's R.C. Church, Vibank with Rev. Eugene Schaffer, celebrant. Interment will follow in St. Paul's Cemetery. A visitation for family and friends will be held on Monday, April 1, 2002 from 7-9 p.m. at the Unser-Rist Funeral Home, 2080 E. Victoria Ave.
- Ottilia Caroline (Sister Ursula) entered Eternal Life on October 16, 2005 in Chatham, Ontario. She was born in Odessa, Saskatchewan in 1906, the daughter of the late Karl and Theresa (Zeremba) Righetti. Sister entered the Ursulines of Vibank, Saskatchewan in 1925. In 1953 the Ursulines of Vibank joined with the Ursuline Religious of the Diocese of London. From 1928 to 1971 she served as a teacher in Saskatchewan: Odessa, Claybank, Balgonie, Allan, Grayson and Vibank. She then became a regular visitor at nursing homes, Senior Centers and Pasqua Hospital in Regina until 1988. Sister moved to The Pines in 2003. She is survived by her siblings Paul (and Jean), Teresa Sterbling and Margaret (and Steve) Lebioda. She is predeceased by siblings Karl Rudolph, Karl Thaddeus, Herman, Anton, Joseph, Sr. Berchmana OSU, Wilhelmine Young, Katherine Resch and Sr. Veronica OSU. Relatives and friends are invited to join the Ursuline Community at a prayer service to be held Monday, October 17 at 7:00 p.m., in the Holy Family Chapel at The Pines Chatham. The Mass of Resurrection will be celebrated on Tuesday, October 18, at 9:00 a.m. in the Holy Family Chapel, 64 Ursuline Avenue, Chatham. Interment will be in St. Anthony's Cemetery.
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- Edward. On June 27, 2003 the Lord called Edward Saal home to join his beloved wife, Martha. Ed was 99 years young. He was also predeceased by his brother, Tony; son Eugene; and grandchildren, Larry Saal and Leanne Kerr. He leaves to celebrate his life son, Gerry, Pense; daughter, Beatrice (Larry) Goschi, Chicago; daughter-in-law, Laura, Regina; and grandchildren Bev (Vic) Chorney, Fort Saskatchewan, AB; Barbara (George) Hildebrandt, Regina; Randy, Guelph, ON; Murray (Charlotte), Pense; Brian (fianc Missy), Mission, BC; and Edward (Mary) Goschi, Chicago; as well as 7 great-children. Ed was born December 8, 1903, in Hungary. His family immigrated to Canada in 1911 and settled at Vibank. Ed came to the Rouleau area from Horizon in 1918 and worked on farms until 1923 when he and his brother started farming together. On February 21, 1928, Ed married the love of his life, Martha McCabe, and he started farming on his own. He farmed primarily at Pense until 1977 when he and Martha retired to Regina, however, he drove the combine at harvest for many more years. Farming was very good to Ed and he loved farming. Ed enjoyed the simple pleasures of life -- dancing, baseball, playing cards, and visiting. He spent 38 winters in Texas, the last being 1997/98. He hadn't danced for a few years but he enjoyed watching Toronto Blue Jays baseball, playing cribbage, and visiting until he died. Funeral service will be held on Wednesday, July 2, 2003, at 2 p.m. at the Regina Funeral Home with Florence Paull, Staff Associate, Westminster United Church officiating. Interment to follow at Regina Memorial Gardens Cemetery. Visitation for family and friends will be held prior to the service from 1:00-2:00 p.m.
- Bernice Ann (nee Laturnas) late of Vibank, SK. Born June 24, 1956, passed away suddenly on April 17, 2003, predeceased by in-laws Fred and Veronica Schaeffer. Survived by her loving husband Garry, children Tonya (Tim), Todd, Travis, Tara (Collin); and grandchildren Devin, Isaac and Brandon, her parents Stan and Betty Laturnas, brothers and sisters: Jim (Pat), Ron (Judy), Rosemarie, Ken, Diane (Barry), Mike (Marie), Gordon (Laurie), Marty, and brothers-in-law: Gordon (Diane), Denis (Barb), Leonard (Jeanette), John, Richard (Josie), Joe (Susan), Walter, Robert (Janet) and numerous nieces and nephews. The Funeral Mass will he held at St. Paul's R.C. Church, Vibank, SK. on Monday, April 21, 2003 at 7:30 p.m. with Rev. L. Abello, Celebrant.
- Dorothy Mae (nee Ead) passed away peacefully on January 20, 2009 at age 81. Dorothy was predeceased by her husband Fred of 63 years, parents Johnathan and Evelyn Ead, sisters Margaret (Gerry) Johnston and Lillian Martinson. She leaves to mourn her children Eva (Renny), Loran, Don (Linda), Bob (Lora), Jim (Fay), Tracy (Nancy), 17 grandchildren, 5 great-grandchildren, brother-in-law Harold Martinson and numerous nieces and nephews. Funeral Mass will be held at 11:00 A.M. on Saturday February 07, 2009 at St.Paul R.C. Parish in Vibank, Sask with Father Louis Abello. Interment will follow at a later date.
- Florence E. (nee Merk), late of Vibank, SK passed away peacefully on Monday, October 2, 2006 at the age of 75 years. Predeceased by her husband, Martin in April 2006; brother, Herb Merk; sisters-in-law, Jenny Merk and Veronica Schaeffer; and brothers-in-law, Mike Beitel, Nick Schaeffer and Fred Schaeffer; Florence is survived by her children: Bryan (Jackie) Schaeffer, Wayne Schaeffer (Sharon), Donna (Mathew) Obrigewitsch, Ron (Cathy) Schaeffer and Kelly (Leslie) Schaeffer; seventeen grandchildren; one great grandchild; sister, Regina Beitel, sisters-in-law, Paulina Winnicki and Lauretta Schaeffer. Funeral Mass will be held on Friday, October 6, 2006 at 7:00 P.M. in St. Paul's R.C. Church, Vibank, SK, with Rev. L. Abello, Celebrant. A Private Interment will be held on Saturday, October 7, 2006. "A special thank you to Carefree Manor and Elmview Extendicare, Regina, SK.
- Martin J., late of Vibank, SK., passed away peacefully on Friday, April 28th, 2006 at the age of 80 years. He was predeceased by his two brothers Nick and Fred, three sisters in infancy, brother-in-law Emil Winnicki, Herb Merk and Mike Beitel and sister-in-law Veronica Schaeffer. Martin is survived by his wife Florence (nee Merk) of 56 years, his children Bryan (Jackie) Schaeffer, Wayne Schaeffer (Sharon), Donna (Mathew) Obrigewitsch, Ron (Cathy) Schaeffer, and Kelly (Leslie) Schaeffer, seventeen grandchildren, one great grandchild, sister Paulina Winnicki and sisters-in-law Regina Beitel and Lauretta Schaeffer. Funeral Mass will be held on Tuesday, May 2nd, 2006 at 7:00 P.M. in St. Paul R.C. Church, Vibank, SK, with Rev. L. Abello Celebrant. A private interment will held on Wednesday, May 3rd, 2006.
- Wayne John. On Friday, January 23, 2009, Wayne John Schaeffer, beloved husband of Sharon Gossky, Broadview, SK., died suddenly at the age of 54 years. The funeral service will be held in the Broadview Community Hall, Broadview, SK., on Saturday, January 31, 2009 at 2:00 p.m. Officiant Pastor Larry Hedman. Interment of cremated remains in the Vibank Cemetery, Vibank, SK. at a later date. Predeceased by his parents Martin and Florence Schaeffer. Besides his loving wife Sharon, Wayne is survived by his children: son Scott (Terri), grandson Cooper, Broadview; daughter Carey (Kevin) Siebert, grandchildren Avery & Everett, White City; son Devon Townsend, Kindersley. Step children: Terry Mohl, Broadview, Laurel Mohl, Weyburn, & Loretta Mohl, Prince Albert, & their families. Siblings: Bryan (Jackie) Schaeffer, Vibank, Donna (Matthew) Obrigewitsch, Balgonie, Ron (Cathy) Schaeffer & Kelly (Leslie) Schaeffer, Vibank. Wayne is also survived by his nieces and nephews.
- Brother Anton O.F.M. Passed away at St. Ann's Infirmary, Victoria, BC. On May 9, 2009, born in Vibank, Sask. December 17, 1917. Predeceased by his parents: John and Rosa (Wnadler), by all his sisters and brothers: Mary, Joseph, Christina, Sophia, Barbara, Pius and Anna. He is sadly missed by his nephew Ken Kreiger (Karen), and niece Linda, who often visited him in Victoria: as well as by many other relatives. Anton was born near Vibank, Sask. Where he grew up and worked on a farm. During WWII, he was in the Army stationed on Vancouver Island. He moved to Kelowna with his Dad, working with some family members growing fruit. Anton returned to Regina where he worked as an auto mechanic. He joined the Franciscan Order in 1969 and lived in Victoria all his Franciscan life. Brother Anton was a very quiet and prayerful person. He was the handyman and overseer of the sacristan needs. Anton was appreciated by his Franciscan Community and by the people who came to our chapel for prayer and Eucharist. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Franciscan Friary or to St. Ann's Infirmary. Prayers Wednesday, May 13, 2009 at 7:00 PM. At the Friary Chapel 1076 Joan Crescent Victoria, BC., Funeral Mass will be celebrated Thursday, May 14, 2009 at 10:00 AM in the Friary Chapel. Following a Mass of remembrance will be celebrated in the Franciscan Chapel in Cochrane, Alberta on Tuesday, May 19, 2009 at 3:00 PM. Followed by interment in Franciscan Cemetery.
- Adeline (nee Hoffman) passed away suddenly on Friday, February 7, 2003 at the age of 87 years. She was predeceased by her loving husband of 64 years, Albert in June 2002; infant daughter Adeline; parents William and Josepha Hoffman; siblings: Fannie, Conrad, Minnie, George, Ella and Hildegard. She will be lovingly remembered by her son Erwin (Pat); daughter Marlene (Leonard) Kardash; grandchildren: Michael, Brenda and Kevin; brother-in-law Herman (Lena) Schmidt; and numerous nieces, nephews and friends. A visitation for family and friends will be held at the Regina Funeral Home on Tuesday, February 11, 2003 from 7:00-8:00 p.m. Funeral service will be held at St. Paul's Church in Vibank, SK on Wednesday, February 12, 2003 at 10:30 a.m. with interment to follow at Vibank Cemetery.
- Albert Richard, late of Vibank, passed away in Regina on Monday, June 17, 2002. Predeceased by his daughter Adeline in infancy; his parents John and Elizabeth; brothers and sisters: John, Eva, Theresa, Jack and Arnold. Albert is survived by his family - his loving wife of 64 years Adeline; son Erwin (Pat); daughter Marlene (Leonard) Kardash; grandchildren: Michael, Brenda, Kevin; youngest brother Herman (Lena); plus numerous nieces and nephews. Albert will be remembered for his love of the land; his generous helping hands to his community and to anyone in need. Albert will be especially remembered for always having his hammer and saw ready - even before being asked. Funeral service will be held at St. Paul's Roman Catholic Church, Vibank on Thursday, June 20, 2002 at 10:30 a.m. Interment will follow in the Vibank Cemetery. Visitation for family and friends will be held at the Regina Funeral Home, Hwy #1 East, Wednesday, June 19, 2002 from 7:00 - 8:00 p.m.
- Peter Herman. It is with great sadness that the family of Peter (Herman) Schmidt of Regina, announce the passing of their husband, father, grandpa, great-grandpa and great-great-grandpa on Friday, February 11, 2005. Herman was born on March 31st, 1915 at Vibank, Sk. Predeceased by his parents, John and Elizabeth; sisters Theresa (Herman) Hoffman, Eva (Neil) Schoenroth; brothers John, Jack (Mary), Albert (Adeline), Arnold (Marg); also two grandchildren Kelly Lenic and Jeffery Campbell. He is survived by his loving wife and partner of 67 years, Lena (Hoffman); daughters Phyllis (Stan) Goebel, Beatrice (John) Frei, Darlene (Allan) Exner, all of Regina, Diane Lenic of Kelowna; grandchildren Glen (Susan) Goebel, Debbie (Roger Moore) Campbell, Sherry (Paul) Mokry, Blair Frei (Doreen Katchmar), Dwight (Jacqueline) Frei, Rosanne (Shawn) McCall, Crystal Exner, Scott (Shawn) Exner, Jason (Natalia) Exner, Todd Lenic, Justin (Amber Dobie) Lenic and their dad Joe Lenic; greatgrandchildren Rodney (Crystal), Brandon (Allyson Bain), Theresa, Arsenio, Tanner, Michael, Krista, Ashley, Taylor, Shauntel, Sara (Kelly), Derrick, Bryce, Jared, Kenton; great-great-grandchildren Cyarra and Maike; numerous nieces and nephews. Funeral Mass will be held on Tuesday, February 15, 2005 at 10:30 a.m. in St. Mary's Roman Catholic Church, 2026 Winnipeg Street with Rev. Ray Rodriguez presiding. Interment in Riverside Memorial Park.
- Richard Henry of Vibank died peacefully early Friday morning June 27, 2003 at the Pasqua Hospital after a lengthy battle with cancer at the age of 82 years. Predeceased by his father Richard Schmidt, mother Aurelia (Flaman) Schmidt, sisters Marie (Peter) Schwartz, Minnie (Andre) Gay, and brother John (Agnes). Richard is survived by his loving wife Agnes of 55 years, four sons, Allan (Sharon) of Regina, Clayton (Pauline) of Vibank, Nelson (Lynne) of Vibank, Charles (Darlene) of Regina, one daughter Marianne Roest of Regina, two sisters, Katherine Schnurr, Grenfell and Mathilda Keen, Regina, eighteen grandchildren, three great grandchildren, and numerous nieces and nephews. Richard was born November 28, 1920 at Vibank. He lived his life on the family farm and enjoyed the rural life on the prairies. Richard was a kind, gentle and caring individual. He was a devoted husband, father and grandfather. Agnes and Richard retired from the farm into the town of Vibank in 1995. Richard enjoyed fishing, golfing, dancing and especially time with his family and friends. "Special thanks to Dr. Whittick and staff at the Victoria Square Clinic and the doctors and staff at the Allan Blair and Palliative Care Units at the Pasqua Hospital." Funeral Mass will be held on Wednesday, July 2, 2003, at 10:00 a.m. in St. Paul's Roman Catholic Church, Vibank, Sask. with Rev. Louis Abello, Celebrant. Interment to follow in Vibank Cemetery.
- Elizabeth (nee Richter) was born 27 March 1915 in Vibank, Sask. to Laurence and Barbara Richter. She married Anthony Seiler. Elizabeth died 3 December 2006.
- Anna Maria (nee Kleckner), late of Regina, born in Vibank and grew up in Odessa, Saskatchewan. It is with deep sadness that we announce the passing of our mother and grandmother Anna on July 4, 2007. She was predeceased by her husband of seventy years, Arthur Shaw (2002). She is survived by daughters, Linda Stephenson, Shirley Griffith and Ruth Robertson. She resided with her daughter Linda and children for the past five years. She is also survived by her grandchildren, Scott, Marcia, Ryan, Evan, Ashley, Brandon (Stephenson), Kathleen, Karen, Kristine, Stuart (Griffith), Janice, Bruce and Shirlee (Robertson); and nineteen greatgrandchildren. Art and Anna owned and operated Shaw's Shell Service on Albert Street in Regina for over 35 years. A private graveside service will be held at Riverside Memorial Park.
- Donald William, late of Regina, SK, passed away on Monday, May 6, 2002 at the age of 71 years.Donald was predeceased by parents Cynthia and Ed Perpete and Everst Smith; sister Maxine; and brother Everst. He is survived by wife Henrietta; children Karen (Bob), Don (Bernice), Larry (Donna), Patrick (Cynthia), Robert (Lyn) and Korene (Curtis); nine grandchildren; seven great grandchildren; sisters Doreen (Alex), Elsie (Corly) and Faye (Dave); as well as numerous nieces, nephews and other relatives. Donald served in the Royal Canadian Horse Artillery for seventeen years including a tour of duty in Germany. In his later years, he owned and operated an autobody shop before retiring. A Memorial Service will be held on Saturday, May 11, 2002 at 11:00 AM in the Chapel of Lee Funeral Home, Regina, SK. Interment will take place at Vibank Cemetery.
- Henrietta (nee Klotz) 1930 - 2013 passed away peacefully on Saturday, June 8, 2013 at the age of 82 years. She was predeceased by her husband Donald, her parents Nicholas and Barbara Klotz & brother Albert Klotz. Henrietta is survived by her children Karen (Bob), Don (Bernice), Larry (Donna), Patrick (Cynthia), Robert & Korene (Curtis), nine grandchildren, eleven great-grandchildren & sister Josephine (Curly) Jalbert. Funeral Services will be held on Saturday, June 15, 2013 at 11:00 AM in the chapel of Lee Funeral Home, 3101 Dewdney Avenue, Regina, SK, with interment to take place at Vibank Cemetery.
- Kory. We are saddened by the untimely passing of our Kory, beloved son, grandson, brother and friend. He died February 9, 2007. Kory was born in Regina on July 29, 1972. He spent his childhood in Vibank and later moved to Regina and attended Balfour Collegiate. On a vacation to Mexico he felt drawn to the culture and the land and he decided to move there. So for the past 12 years he's lived in Mexico where he worked in the hotel industry. He was quite taken with the poor people of Mexico and felt blessed to have so much. Unbeknown to his family (he didn't want his mom to worry) he was quite ill the past few months and passed away in Cabo San Lucas, where he will be laid to rest. Kory was predeceased by his grandpa Alf. He is survived by his mom Rene and step-dad Jim, his grandma Irene, his uncle Jerry, his brothers Darren (Amanda), Trevor (Lynne), Kirk (Tracy), Kevin (Michelle), Kent (Danielle) as well as nieces and nephews, D.J., Chase, Noah, Kyla, Noah, Evan and Lucy as well as special friend Gaston. When you hear the birds sing and see the flowers bloom, remember Kory. There will be a Memorial Service for Kory on Saturday, February 17 at 1:00 p.m. at Christ Lutheran Church, Regina, Sask. with Pastor Bob Leeson officiating. Kory you are loved and will be forever missed.
- Anne Julia (nee Haberlack) sadly passed away on December 2, 2004, in Grace Hospice at the William Booth Special Care Home, Regina, Sask., in her 72nd year. Anne was born in Vibank on April 17, 1932. She was predeceased by her husband Edward Roy (1988); parents Steve and Elizabeth Haberlack; sisters Madeline and Caroline; brothers Frank, Bernie and Valentine. Anne is survived by sisters Dolly Duvall, Mary Slater, Lorraine (Satch) Julhin, all of Regina, Loretta Haberlack, of Salmon Arm B.C. and brother Roy (Alfrieda) Haberlack of Regina, as well as numerous nieces, nephews, cousins and good friend Cathy Girard. Ann resided in Regina for many years. Cremation has taken place and a Graveside Memorial Service will be held at a later date in Riverside Memorial Park. Anne has gone home and will be missed by her family.
- Anna Maria passed away in Regina Pioneer Village on September 26, 2007 at the age of 107. It was the wish of Anna Maria to be cremated. The Funeral Mass will be celebrated in St. Paul's R.C. Church at Vibank, SK on Saturday, September 29, 2007 at 10:30 a.m. with Rev. Louis Abello, celebrant. Interment to follow in Vibank Cemetery. Anna Maria was predeceased by her husband Michael; two children John Stoeber, and Emilie (Bill) Roberts; son-inlaw Frank (Anne) Mastel; and daughter-inlaw Lynn (John) Stoeber. Anna Maria is survived by her daughters, Anne Mastel, Madeline (Gordon) Huzina, Marlene (John) Kopp; her two sons Frank (Madeline) Stoeber and Jack (Lorraine) Stoeber. The family wishes to extend special thank-you to the staff of 2E of Regina Pioneer Village for the special attention and care they gave Anna Maria.
- Anna (nee Fink), formerly of Vibank, SK., passed away on Sunday, November 2, 2003 at the age of 86 years. Predeceased by her husband, Frank; parents, Sebastian and Gertrude (Young) Fink; three brothers, Frank, Henry and Chris; and brother-in-law, Ben Mastel; Anna is survived by her daughters, Leila (John) Tobias of Vibank, SK, and Gladys (Ray) Klimchuk of Calgary, AB; son, Russ (Elaine) Stoudt of Vibank, SK; seven grandchildren: Colleen Butz, Connie (Keith) Selinger, Leta, Tim, and Scott (Colinda) Tobias, Corey (Lisa) Stoudt and Jason (Lara) Stoudt; ten great grandchildren; one great great grandchild; sisters, Caroline (Lena) Mastel and Loretta (Nick) Kraft; sisters-in-law, Margaret Ulrich (Frank Fink), Louise Fink (Henry) and Anne Fink (Chris);and numerous nieces, nephews and friends. Funeral Mass will be held on Thursday, November 6, 2003 at 2:00 P.M. in St. Paul's R.C. Church, Vibank, SK. with Rev. Louis Abello, Celebrant. Interment to follow in Vibank Cemetery.
- Catherine Helen (nee Schatz) passed away in the Medicine Hat Regional Hospital on Friday, April 25, 2008, at the age of 95 years. She was predeceased by her husband Albert on April 15, 1983; her parents Johannes and Marzelena Schatz; grandson Byron Flaman and 2 grandchildren in infancy; and all of her siblings (Andrew, Anthony, Gabriel, Cecelia, Nickolas, Mary, Benedict). She is survived by 2 sons Kenneth (Marlene) of Medicine Hat, AB and Floyd (Nancy) of Saskatoon, SK; 2 daughters Marlene (Norman) Flaman of Kelowna, BC and Shirley (Larry) Wright of Arcadia, Calif.; nine grandchildren and 21 great grandchildren; sister-in-law Edna Hack and many nieces and nephews. Catherine was born and raised in Odessa, SK. After marriage, she lived all of her life in the Odessa-Vibank area. It was only in her retirement years that she lived in Regina, Kelowna, and finally in Medicine Hat where she entered a retirement home in November 2006. She loved to be around people and enjoyed playing cards to no end. Public Visitation will be held on Thursday, May 1, 2008 at 7:00 pm in the chapel of Lee Funeral home, 3101 Dewdney Ave. Regina, SK. Mass of Christian burial will be held on Friday, May 3, 2008 at 10:30 am at Holy Family R.c. Church in Odessa, SK, with Rev. Abello, officiating. Interment to follow at Odessa Cemetery.
- Katherine (nee Schlosser) was born on May 11, 1910 near Qu'Appelle, SK and passed away on Thursday, December 8, 2005 in Regina, SK. She is survived by her daughter Eileen and son-in-law Leon Gaucher; grandchildren Geoffrey (Susan) Gaucher of Kelowna, BC, Leanne Gaucher of Vancouver, BC, Rod (Jennifer) Gaucher of Entebbe, Uganda and Colin Gaucher of Regina, SK; great grandchildren Stephen and Bradley Gaucher of Kelowna, BC; brother Frank Schlosser; sister Rose Tuchscherer, Hannah (Ed) Haider, Helen (Henry) Vogt and Dorothy (Ed) Nicols; sister-in-law Nora Schlosser; brother-in-law Jim Gerein; William's sisters Rose Johnstone and Edna Hack; as well as numerous nieces and nephews. Katherine was predeceased by her parents Wendel and Marian Schlosser; by her beloved husband, William in 1980; sisters Mary (Alec) Weisgerber; Elizabeth (Charlie) Feisel; Regina Gerein; Anne (Martin) Bokitch; Lena (Frank) Kam; Agnes (Louis) Keller; brothers John (Elizabeth); Jack and James; sister-in-law Dorothy Schlosser and brother-in-law John Tuchscherer. Katherine was a resident of Martin Luther Manor for the last 15 years. Kate was a loving and devoted mother, grandmother, great grandmother and sister. She will sadly missed by her family. A funeral mass will be held at St. Martin's Roman Catholic Church, 4720 Castle Road, Regina, SK on Tuesday, December 13, 2005 at 11:00 a.m. with Father Neil Osiowy, celebrant. Interment to follow the reception at the Vibank Cemetery, Vibank, SK.
- Mellie Francis (nee Lorenz). On Saturday, November 22nd, 2003, Mellie passed away peacefully with her family at her side. Mellie was born in Vibank on March 17th, 1917. She married Edward Stoudt on January 18th, 1937. After a short time of farming near Vibank and a brief period of time residing in Moosomin, they made Regina their home. Mellie worked for Eaton's from 1950 until her retirement in 1982. She devoted her life to her family always there to celebrate the successes, to help through difficult times and to comfort when needed. Simply put, Mellie was the best Mother and Grandmother anyone could ever hope to have. Mellie is predeceased by her husband Edward in 1959, her parents Christian and Johanna Lorenz, her brothers Frank, John and Matt and her sister Mary Fahlman. Left to cherish her memory are her daughter Gerry (Seb) Wiome, her grandchildren Dan and Peggy Wiome, Debby and Harvey Kuntz (Melanie, Michelle) and Jim and Karen Wiome (Jenna, Lynden, Joshua), her sister Regina Ehman and her sisters-in-law Doris Staudt, Theresa Stoudt, Mary Kuntz, Monica Staudt and Delores Stoudt as well as many nieces, nephews and friends. Funeral Service will be held on Thursday, November 27th, 2003 at 1:30 p.m. at Speers Funeral Chapel, 2136 College Avenue, Regina, SK. Interment to follow at Riverside Memorial Park. Our heartfelt thanks to the staff at Sunset Extendicare. Your kindness to Mellie throughout her time in residence and particularly during her final days is appreciated more than words can ever express.
- Monica (nee Vogt). On Thursday, January 12, 2006, Monica Staudt, late of Pioneer Village, Regina and formerly of Vibank, Sask., passed away peacefully with her family at her side, at the age of 92 years. Monica was predeceased by her husband Henry, parents Anton and Mary Eva Vogt, brothers Jack, John, Lawrence, Wendel, Bill and Tony, sisters Vincentia O.S.U. and Lena Solie. Monica is survived by her daughters Gemma Staudt O.S.U. and Mary Sali (friend John), son Ed (Hilda) Staudt, five grandchildren Dale (Donna) Staudt, Darrell (Laurie) Staudt, David Staudt, Michael (Barbara) Sali and Glenn (Kim) Sali, six great grandchildren Jillian, Krystal, Marissa (friend Luc), Ryan and Angel Staudt and Brooke Sali, sisters in law Jenny Vogt, Tillie Vogt and Helen Vogt as well as numerous nieces and nephews. The Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Monday, January 16, 2006 at 11:00 A.M. in Little Flower R.C. Church, 420 College Ave., Regina, with Rev. B. Mahoney, celebrant. A private interment will follow in Vibank Cemetery, Vibank, Sask.
- Theresa Sabina (nee Kuntz) October 31, 1917 - May 18, 2008. It is with broken hearts that we announce the peaceful passing of our mom, grandma, and great grandma surrounded by her loving family on Sunday evening as the sun was setting. Theresa was predeceased by her husband, Charlie (May 15, 1987); son, Dennis (May 28, 1960); son-in-law, Ben Baumgartner (May 27, 1996); parents, Frank and Sabina; five brothers; two sisters. Theresa leaves to cherish her memory her children: Iris Baumgartner, Delphine (Percy) Leitner, Maureen (Ernest) Antonio, Karen (Garry) Gerein, Kim (Bernadette) Klyne, Jana-Lyn Kennedy (Aaron Desjarlais); daughter-in-law, Mildred (Henry) Dreher; grandchildren and great grandchildren: Randy (Janet) Stoudt, Rebecca; Rhonda (Derrick) Schaeffer, Mandy and Curtis; Tammy Leitner, Allan and Sheldon; Tara (Shawn) Muhr, Brooke and Jordan; Shara Dee (Mark) McCormick, Morgan and Parker; Rick (Val) Stoudt; Justin Antonio; Dawn (Gord) Haines, Kyle and Kayla; Kevin Gerein (Dena Young), Angie, Alton, Adison, Jeffery and Ariel; Blaine Gerein, son Alec; Candace Klyne (Geoff Robertson); Christine Klyne; Shaun Klyne; Chad Kennedy; Casia Kennedy; Robert Cardinal; Sherry (Dean) Aspeleiter, Courtney and Ryan; Tammy (Vance) Bentz, Jasmin and Kassandra; Dwayne Dreher; brothers, Adam (Laura), Joe (Ellen); sister, Betty; sister-in-law, Rose Kuntz; and many special nieces, nephews, and many great friends. Mother Theresa as she was fondly referred to, was an inspiration to all who knew her. She will be always missed and never forgotten. A special thank you to the staff at Parkside Extendicare who treated our mom like their own. A Celebration of Theresa's life will be held on Saturday, May 24, 2008 at 10:00 A.M. in St. Paul's Roman Catholic Church, Vibank, SK.
- Ernest Richard Frank "Ernie" in his 93rd year. Born in 1911 on his parents' farm (T20-R16-S14) in Saskatchewan. He went to school in Vibank, attended Lutheran College in Saskatoon, and, after graduating from Normal School in Regina, he taught in Wheatwyn, Kronau, and St. Boswells. He then owned grocery stores in Morris, Davin, Regina and Rosetown. In 1956 he moved with his family to Vancouver. He retired from an active role in the insurance business when he was 65, then retired again at 75 and, for the third and last time, finally retired on his 85th birthday. Ernie was predeceased by his wife Kay in 2002. He is survived by his daughter, Ruth and his son-in-law John Brock of West Vancouver. Ernie has three granddaughters, Rachel Brock of Vancouver, Jackie Brock of Black Diamond, Alberta, married to Dale Roth, and Katie Brock of London, England, married to Robin Mahood. Ernie is great-grandfather to Sam, Isobel and Scarlet and a soon-to-be fourth one on the way. He is also survived by his sisters, Edan Hack of Cupar, Saskatchewan and Rose Johnstone of San Diego, and his sisters-in-law Kate Staudt (Albert), Kate Stoudt (Bill), Martha Wettstein (John), Edie Morrison (Lloyd) and Elsa Lee. He will be missed by the many members of the Stout, Blaser and Brock families, the parishioners of Christ Lutheran Church, old friends, and new friends at his last home in Arbourside Court in Surrey. Funeral service, followed by cremation, will be held at 2:00 pm, Saturday, December 18th, 2004 at Christ Lutheran Church, Vancouver.
- Andrew "Andy", beloved husband, father, grandfather and great grandfather was born on September 28, 1917 in Vibank, SK. Andy passed away peacefully on Thursday, November 14, 2002 at Pioneer Village Care Home. Andy was an avid fisherman, hunter and gardener as well as a "wicked" bridge player. He will be greatly missed. Andy was predeceased by his parents, Roy and Anna Stroh; step-mother, Veronica; brothers, Pius and Leo, sister, Sally Esplen; brother in laws, Torp Carton and Pete Wolbaum; sister in law Emma (Pius) Stroh; grandson, Ethan Martorana and numerous step-brothers and sisters, as well as many friends. Andy will be lovingly remembered by his wife of 57 years, Ethel; their two children, Don (Geri) Stroh of Kansas and Sharon (Michael) Martorana of Regina; grandchildren, Aaron, Aleesha, Jessica, Ian, Micaella and Mattea Martorana and Bill (Amanda) Fox; great grandson, Zak; brothers, Bill (Hilda), Wendel (Leona), Len (Dianne) and Bert (Jeanne); sisters, Rose Wolbaum and Barb Carton; brother in law, Tracey Esplen; sister in law, Helen (George) Morrison and numerous nieces and nephews. Prayer Service will be held at 7:00 P.M., Monday, November 18, 2002 at St. Peter's Parish, 100 Argyle St. N., Regina, SK. Funeral Mass will be held at 2:00 P.M., Tuesday, November 19, 2002 at St. Peter's Parish with Fr. Peter Pham as Celebrant. Interment will follow in Riverside Memorial Park Cemetery.
- Lenus "Len" (January 23, 1931 - December 11, 2010). Len was born and raised in the rural Vibank area. He was predeceased by his parents, Roy and Anna; in-laws, Maurice and Eleanor Glasscock; brothers, Pius, Andy; twin brother, Leo; sisters, Rose, Sally and Barb. Len is survived by his loving and precious wife, Dianne (whom he married on May 18, 1963); son, Brent of Regina, SK; daughter, Carla (Paul) Stroh-Palalay of Honolulu, Hawaii; grandchildren, Caitlin Stroh, Molly and Nigel Palalay; brothers, Bill (Hilda) of Regina, SK, Wendal (Leona) of St. Albert, AB, Bert (Ruth) of Vibank, SK; sister-in-law, Helen Morrison (Stroh) of Port Moody, BC; and Helen Stroh (Caitlin's mother), along with numerous nieces, nephews and in-laws. Len was a truly loving and wonderful husband, father, and grandfather. Grampa or Papa to his grandchildren, Len will always be remembered as patient and caring, generous with his time and attention, always positive and encouraging, and as someone who loved them dearly. He was especially a great friend to many. Len spend 45 years employed at Promislow Ltd. He retired in 1997. Len enjoyed gardening and growing tomatoes (always in competition with his brother Andy for the largest tomatoes), until health issues forced him to pass the reins to his wife, while he supervised. He enjoyed watching plants and flowers grow, being outdoors, witnessing nature at its best. Len was an avid TV sports enthusiast and loved watching both football and hockey especially his Maple Leafs. He was a word search fanatic, often spending hours completing puzzles. A Funeral Mass will be held at 10:00 a.m. on Thursday, December 16, 2010 at St. Peter Roman Catholic Church, 100 Argyle St. Regina, SK. A big thank you goes out to our Angels on 3A.
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- Joseph Thauberger was born August 26, 1909 in Bessarabia (now Moldova) and came to Saskatchewan at the age of 2. He farmed at Vibank, where he joined the provincial Social Credit Party in 1935. He ran in the 1938 provincial election in the Qu’Appelle– Wolseley constituency. Despite coming in third in that election and the next four elections in Humboldt constituency, Thauberger’s conviction in his beliefs was not diminished. He was elected the first president of the Social Credit Party in 1949 and acclaimed as the president of the Social Credit League in 1952. These positions gave Thauberger a political platform for speaking out against the control of the economy by the government and the banks. After 1956 Thauberger did not run in any more provincial elections, but continued to teach Social Credit policy. He was elected president of the Catholic section of the Saskatchewan School Trustees Association for 1964–65. In 1972 he wrote a book that explained his economic ideas in layman’s terms. During the 1980s Thauberger parted ways with the Social Credit Party, believing that it had become too radical. He founded the Canada Party, a federal party that embodied many of the same ideals as Social Credit at the height of its popularity. Thauberger ran in the 1993 federal election as its leader at the age of 84. He announced his retirement from politics following the election. Thauberger died in Regina on April 21, 1998.
- Anna (nee Neimor) was born on January 26, 1919 at Vibank and passed away on Thursday, March 13, 2003 in Regina. Predeceased by her son Garry Thompson. Anna is survived by her children Randy Thompson and Joanne (Mitch) Murray, grandsons Michael J. Murray and Justin Murray, brothers Ernie and Bill Neimor; sisters Eva Hodel and Hilda Flammond, plus nieces, nephews and extended family. Cremation. Anna will be placed at a later date with her son Garry at Mountain View Cemetery in Calgary.
- Odilia "Tillie" (nee Klotz) passed away on October 25, 2007 in Regina, SK at the age of 99 years. She was born in 1908 in Davin, SK and lived all her life in the Vibank and Davin area. She married Peter Thuringer in 1932. Peter died in 1983. They had four sons Joseph, who died in infancy, Harold (Barbara), Peter (Geraldine) and his first wife Erna who died in 1988 and Joseph who died in 1967 at the age of 21 years. Tillie was the second of 11 children born to Stefan and Salome Klotz. She was predeceased by her parents; brothers Nick, Frank, John, Tom and Marcus and sisters Kay and Wallie. Tillie is survived by her sister Elsie; brothers Adam and Peter and sister-in-law Rose. She was a proud and loving grandma of ten; step grandmother of two; great grandmother of 23 and step great grandmother of six. The family extends their gratitude to the staff of Sunset Extendicare for the care given to Tillie over the past years. A visitation will be held at Regina Funeral Home on Sunday, October 28, 2007 from 4:00 to 6:00 p.m. A mass of the Resurrection will be celebrated at St. Paul's Church, Vibank, SK on Monday, October 29, 2007 at 11:00 a.m. Tillie will be laid to rest alongside her beloved husband Peter and their sons at St. Paul's Cemetery, Vibank, SK.
- Herbert Ludwig (June 7, 1937 - December 4, 2004). Predeceased by his father Ludwig Tobias; mother Minnie Brandt and stepfather Bill Brandt; sisters Evelyn Fink and Freda Kuntz. Born to Ludwig Tobias and Whilimina Leib in Regina, Saskatchewan. Herb grew up on a prairie farm near Vibank, Saskatchewan. Working the fields and caring for animals was his first love until he found his lifelong wife and soul mate of 46 years Jeanette. Herb left Vibank at the age of 16 to join the Saskatchewan Department of Highways where he excelled as he would throughout his life. Twenty-six years later he left the department as the Executive Director Assistant to the Deputy Minister. Always the innovator and hungering for a challenge he then moved into the position as Assistant to the warden at the Regina Provincial Correctional Centre where for two years he was acting warden in the absence of the warden. Back into government, Herb created two departments, S.A.I.L. Saskatchewan Aids to Independent Living and the Saskatchewan Office Supply Agency, then to a short term as Assistant to the Deputy Minister for the Department of Health. Now his entrepreneurial wings took flight and for the last 24 years assisted numerous start ups and inventions as recently as 3 months ago. Always the innovator he would take the task others were afraid to or had tried and failed and succeed. He brought products to international market, took companies to the public stock exchange and was active in real estate throughout his life. Herb's zest for life included a passion for restoring antique vehicles, Studabakers, later on, assembling a vast collection of Saskatchewan antique collectibles. He traveled extensively, and was always eager to try something new whether it be paragliding, camping on top of a mountain or driving a motorcycle. Always employing a "Go for it and Giv'er Attitude ", always the one friends would turn to for help to get out of a jam and always the first to pitch in when there was work to be done. Herb was and will continue to be an inspiration for all those who knew him. Following a vallant four year battle with cancer (that doctors predicted he might make it a year). Herb passed away quietly with his wife at his side in Langley, B.C. where they have been residing. Together with Jeanette, Herb is survived by his sons Carmen and Marlin; daughter-in-law Arden; grandsons Darien and Faro; brother Ernest; sister in-law Gisele, and numerous nieces and nephews and cousins that span the continent.
- Margaret, beloved wife of the late Anthony Tverkutes, passed away in Taber on Thursday, August 28, 2008 at the age of 90 years. Margaret was born on the farm at Vibank, Saskatchewan on November 30, 1917. She loved animals, enjoyed a big garden and loved cooking and baking. Margaret is survived by her children Bill (Karen) Tverkutes and Reta Schmidt both of Taber and Diana (Tom) Mason of Vancouver; grandchildren Gregory, Rodney, Laureen (Greg), Jeffory (Jody) and Tamara (Aaron); great grandchildren Kara, Donovan, Austyn, Alyssa and Julia; brothers and sisters Johanna (Claude) LaBelle of St. Catherine's, Ontario, Caroline (Felix) Kraft of Regina, Saskatchewan, Lena (Frank) Selinger of Regina, Loretta Poile of Calgary, Delores (Roland) Perras of Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Michael Young of Weyburn, Saskatchewan, Elmer (Shirley) Young of Regina, Albert (Rosemarie) Young of Edmonton, Robert (MaryAnn) Young of Regina, Gordon Young of Alberta Beach, Alberta; a sister-in-law Anita Young as well as numerous nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her husband Tony, brothers Chris and Edward, sisters-in-law Barbara, DeElla and Doris, son-in-law Lawrence Schmidt and brother-in-law George Poile. Relatives and friends are invited for Prayers at the Southland Funeral Chapel, 5006-48 Ave., Taber on Thursday, September 4, 2008 at 7:00 P.M. The Funeral Mass will be celebrated at St. Augustine's Catholic Church, Taber on Friday, September 5 at 11:00 A.M. with Reverend Mariusz Sztuk Celebrant. Burial to follow in the Taber Memorial Garden.
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- Genevieve (nee Bast) Vogt, 94, of Regina, SK, passed away peacefully with her daughters and son-in-law by her side on Wednesday, April 9, 2014. ëJenny' as she was often known, was predeceased by her husband Jacob Vogt in 1979 and her son Anthony (Tony) in 2000 and son-in-law Richard Barre in 1992. She was also predeceased by her parents Anastasia and Joseph Bast, her brothers Arnold and Herman and her sisters Theresa and Bernadette. Left to mourn her loss is her daughter Marie (Barre) of Regina, her daughter and son-in-law Janet and John Belay of Regina and her daughter-in-law Betty Vogt of Tisdale. Genevieve is survived by 13 grandchildren and 23 great-grandchildren. Also left to mourn are her sisters and brothers Georgina Berlinger, Marie Senger, Dorothy Adams, Agnes (Alan) Kuntz, James (Ann) Bast, and Patricia (Roy) Aspeliter. Genevieve was born on November 19, 1919. She was the eldest of 11 children. They grew up on a farm near St. Peter's Colony in Saskatchewan. When she was 22 years old she married Jacob Vogt and they had three children together. Jacob and Genevieve farmed near Vibank, SK until they sold the farm and moved into Vibank in 1962. Upon Jacob's death in 1979, Genevieve remained in Vibank until 1998. At that time, she moved into Regina to be closer to her children and lived on her own until May of last year. Genevieve was an accomplished seamstress and was often knitting, crocheting and doing cross stitch of one type or another. She loved to visit and catch up with her family and friends. She will be greatly missed by those family and friends. The family would like to extend our heartfelt thanks to the wonderful staff at Sunset Extendicare for the excellent care they provided to Genevieve over the past 9.5 months. The Funeral for Genevieve will be held at Little Flower Parish, 420 College Avenue, Regina, SK on Tuesday, April 15 at 10:30 a.m. with Father Jose officiating. A private family burial will then follow the luncheon.
- Mary Eva (nee Bast). On Tuesday, October 2, 2002 Mary Eva Vogt, late of Regina, Sask., passed away at the age of 80 years. She was predeceased by her parents Frank and Catherine Bast; husband Wendelin and sister Lorraine. Mary is survived by her children Joe (Karen) Bast of Oxbow, SK, Josie (Andy) Szigli of Cranbrook, BC., Louise (Lyle) Bradford of Vernon, BC., Carol (Don) Goldstone of Estevan, SK., Dennis Vogt of Regina, Charlotte Soveran (Roland Bazinet) of Vernon, BC., Charmaine (Harry) Delesoy of Prince Albert, SK. and Terrina (Don) Firomski of Belle Plaine, SK..; twenty-one grandchildren; twenty-two great-grandchildren; several brothers and sisters as well as numerous nieces and nephews. The Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Saturday, October 5, 2002 at 10:00 A.M. in the Canadian Martyrs R.C. Church, Regina, with Rev. J. Nabywaniec, celebrant. The Interment will follow in the Vibank Cemetery. Prayers will be said on Friday, October 4, 2002 at 7:30 P.M. in the Chapel of Lee Funeral Home, Regina.
- Wendelin John. On Wednesday, November 29, 2000 Wendelin John Vogt, late of Regina, SK. and formerly of Vibank- Odessa District, passed away at the age of 86 years. He was predeceased by his parents Anton and Mary Eva Vogt, brothers Jack, John, Lawrence and Bill and sister Sr. Vincentia. Wendelin is survived by his loving wife Mary Eva, his children Josie (Andy) Szigli of Cranbrook, B.C., Louise (Lyle) Bradford of Vernon, B.C., Carol (Don) Goldstone of Estevan, SK., Dennis (Brenda) of Regina, Charlotte Soveran of Vernon B.C., Charmaine (Harry) Delesoy of Prince Albert, SK. and Terrina (Donald) Firomski of Belle Plaine, SK., nineteen grandchildren, eighteen great-grandchildren, sisters Monica Staudt and Lena (Leo) Solie and brother Tony Vogt as well as numerous nieces and nephews. He will be sadly missed by everyone who knew him as "Shorty". The Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Saturday, December 2, 2000 at 11:30 A.M. from Canadian Martyrs R.C. Church, 1932 1st Ave. N., Regina, SK. with Rev. Joe Nabywaniec, Celebrant. Interment will follow in Vibank Cemetery, Vibank, SK. at 3:00 P.M. Prayers will be said on Friday, December 1, 2000 at 7:00 P.M. in the Chapel of Lee Funeral Home, Regina, SK.
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- Vivian June (nee Good) late of Vibank, SK, passed away at the age of 68 years on Sunday, January 1, 2012 with family by her side. She was predeceased by her father Jack; and brother Paddy. June will be lovingly remembered by her daughter Leslie (Kelly) Schaeffer and their children James (Shelley) and great granddaughter Ava, Crystal, Mandy (Kyron) and Justin (CodieLynn); daughter Letitia and her children Darren, Brooklyn and Breanna; son Harvey (Kassandra) and his children Britt, Zoe and Phenix; son David (Brina) and his children Eden, Autumn, Michael, Lucas and Eja; son Brian (Toni) and his children Jayden and Parker; mother Vivian; brothers John (Pat), Stuart, Bruce (Bertie) and Earl (Marilyn); sister Beverly (Grant); as well as many other family and friends. Our mother was a woman of many talents. As a seamstress she clothed our entire family as well as created countless wedding dresses over the years, as a selftaught musician she could play any song on the piano but did not read a note and she was an excellent cook. Above all she was always there for us as children and we will cherish her memory forever. We wish to thank the staff of the ICU at the Pasqua Hospital as well as Dr. Suri and Dr. Tin, the care and dignity you provided our mother will forever be remembered. A service to celebrate June's life will be held at Regina Funeral Home, Hwy #1 East, Regina, SK on Saturday, January 14, 2012 at 2:00 p.m. June was a lover of flowers; please feel free to bring a flower in her memory to the celebration.
- Anton "Tony". On Monday, September 22, 2008, Anton "Tony" left this earth to join Mom. He passed away in Regina Pasqua Hospital at the age of 93 years. He was born on March 18, 1915 and grew up on a farm near Vibank, SK., the 7th oldest of 14 children of Felix and AnnaMarie Weisgarber. He moved to the Sedley district where he met his future wife Margaret Schaffer. They married in 1942, bought a farm and raised their family. He lived there until 1998 when he moved to Regina. He will be lovingly remembered and sadly missed by his children; Eleanor (Ken) Robb of Nipawin and their children; Leanne (Chad) Thomas and Janet (Derek) Smith, Brenda (Grant) McLaughlin and their children Mike (Joy) and Tamara (Mark) Leverton, Wayne (Carol) and their children Regan (Loretta), Kim (Natalie), Tara (Paul), Jenelle (Ted) Warcimaga and Riley (Allison), Ken (Maureen) and their children Danielle, Kyle, and Mark, Barrie (Margaret) and their children Derek (Alaine), Russell (Janine) and Krissy as well as 12 great grandchildren, sisters; Rose Bechard and Barbara Moisuk, brother; Mike (Barbara) and numerous sister and brother in laws, nieces, nephews and friends. He was predeceased by his parents Felix and AnnMarie, Margaret his wife of 46 years, an infant daughter, sisters; Margaret Runge, Regina Ballman, Mary Ashenbrenner, Eva Petryska, Helen Percival and brothers; Frank, Phillip, Alex, Adam and John. Tony was a hard worker, loyal husband and wonderful father, grandfather and great-grandfather. He could be as kind and gentle as he was strong. Funeral mass will be held on Friday, September 26, 2008 in Our Lady of Grace R.C. Church, Sedley, SK. at 10:30 A.M. with Rev. Louis Abello celebrant, Internment to follow in the Sedley Cemetery. Prayers will be held on Thursday, September 25, 2008 at 8:00 P.M. at Lee Funeral Home, Regina, SK.
- Catherine (nee Huck) passed away peacefully on December 24, 2008, after a short illness. Kay was born in Vibank on March 14, 1913, daughter of Adam and Catherine Huck. She is predeceased by her husband, Jack in 1977; her daughter, Vernie Candella in 2006; sisters, Sister Louise Huck, o.s.u., Sister Cecilia Huck, o.s.u., Marion Levins, Loretta Johanson and Rita Meredith. Kay is survived by her two children, Archbishop James Weisgerber of Winnipeg and Mary Lou (Brian) Deck; son-in-law Jim Candella; grandchildren, Nancy (Randy) Stapleton, Dan (Aimee) Candella, Dean (Kim) Candella, Paul (Dianne) Candella, Patti (Brian) Jose, Christopher Candella, Geoffrey (Candice) Deck and Heather (Tyler) Hancock and sixteen great grandchildren. Also surviving are her sisters, Jean Huck, Isobel Aikman, Hilda Merk and her brother, Adam. Funeral Mass will be held at Holy Rosary Cathedral, 13th Avenue and Garnet Street, Regina, SK on Monday, December 29, 2008 at 11:00 a.m. presided by Archbishop James Weisgerber and Rev Brian Meredith. Interment to follow in St. Paul's Cemetery, Vibank, SK. The family wishes to express their heartfelt gratitude to Dr. S. Arndt and the wonderful staff of unit 4A in the Pasqua Hospital.
- Ferdinand Fred Carl passed away peacefully on Friday, December 5, 2008 at the age of 91. Fred is survived by his loving wife, Dorothy of 63 years; children, Eva (Renny), Don (Linda), Bob (Lora), Jim (Fay) and Tracy (Nancy); 17 grandchildren, 5 great-grandchildren; brother, Otto(Liz); sisters, Alma (Roy) Zerr and Eva(Tel) Finlay, as well as numerous nieces and nephews. Fred is predeceased by his parents, Christian and Ludwicka Schaeffer; brothers, Philip, Reynold and Arnold; sisters, Emma and Wilhelmina "Minnie ". Funeral Mass will be held at 11a.m. on Wednesday, December 10, 2008 at St. Paul R.C. Parish in Vibank, SK with Fr. Louis Abello as Celebrant. Interment will follow in Vibank Cemetery.
- Hubert "Bert" was born May 22, 1929 on the farm at Vibank, SK and passed away suddenly at the Regina General Hospital on Monday, January 25, 2010. He was predeceased by his parents Alex and Mary; sister Lorraine and brother Jack in infancy; brother-in-law Joe Zyla; as well as many aunts, uncles and cousins. Bert is survived by his sisters Marian and Joan Weisgerber, Grace Zyla, Annette Boehm (Frank), Maddy Mastel (Len); brother Don (Kristine); along with many nieces, nephews, great nieces, great nephews, aunts, uncles and cousins. In accordance with Bert's wishes, there will be no funeral service. Interment of cremated remains will take place at a later date.
- Katherine Larentina (nee Wittman) May 31, 1921 - June 13, 2008. On Friday, June 13, 2008 Katherine Weisgerber of Regina passed away at the age of 87. Katie leaves to mourn her passing: her daughter, Bonnie (Dan) Young, two sons Keith (Diane) and Gordon (Meldia). She will also forever be remembered by her grandchildren, Kristen, Melissa, Jason, Erin, Christopher, Brittany and Kirk. Katie is survived by her sisters Rosabelle (Andy) Lorenz and Lorraine (Tony) Wolbaum and brothers Artie (Florence) and Ben (Linda); as well as many nieces, nephews, extended family and friends. She was predeceased by her husband Celestine; her parents John and Rosalia; brothers Frank and John; as well as sisters Evelyn (Pete)Herman, Georgina (Nick) Wiome and Elizabeth (in childhood). A funeral mass will be held at St. Paul's Roman Catholic Church in Vibank, SK on Tuesday June 17, 2008 at 10:30 A.M with Rev. Louis Abello, Celebrant.
- Keith passed away after a long struggle with cancer on Sunday, July 27, 2008 at the age of 59 years. He was predeceased by his parents Celestine and Katie. Left to cherish his memory are his wife Diane; children Kris and Melissa; siblings Gordon (Meldia) and Bonnie (Dan) Young; as well as numerous aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, extended family and friends. A memorial service will be held at Regina Funeral Home, Hwy #1 East, Regina, SK on Friday, August 1, 2008 at 10:00 a.m. with Sister Mel Hruska officiating. Interment will take place at Vibank Cemetery at 2:00 p.m.
- Philip, late of Vibank, Sask. was born December 5, 1909, and died June 5, 2004. Philip was predeceased by his parents Felix and Anna Weisgerber; brothers: Adam and John; sisters: Margaret (Ralph) Runge, Regina (Jim) Ballman, Mary Ashenbrenner, Eve (George) Patrisca, and Helen (Art) Percaval; sisters-in-law: Marie Weisgarber and Margaret Weisgarber; and brothers-in-law Louis Bechard and Bill Moisuk. Philip is survived by his brothers: Frank, Tony, Alex, and Mike (Barbara); sister, Barbara Moisuk, all of Regina, and sister Rose Bechard of Sedley; brother-in-law Leonard Ashenbrenner and sister-in-law Aline Weisgarber of Regina; as well as numerous nieces and nephews. Philip was born in Vibank, Sask. where he farmed until his retirement. He lived in Vibank until his passing. At Philip's request a family viewing will be held on Tuesday, June 8, 2004 from 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. at Speers Funeral Chapel. Cremation. Burial at a later date.
- Theresa (nee Fink). On Sunday, January 06, 2002 Theresa Weisgerber lateof Regina, SK, passed away at the ageof 83 years. Theresa was predeceased by her husband Ambrose, her parents Mary and Frank Fink, brothers Nick Fink and Peter Fink. Theresa is survived by her daughter Marguerite Bank, sons Robert (Jan) Weisgerber and Warren (Lory) Weisgerber, 6 grandchildren, 4 great-grandchildren, 2 sisters Sabina Fink, and Gert Wagman, as well as numerous other family members. The Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Wednesday, January 9, 2002 at 7:30 PM at St. Peter's R.C. Church, 100 Argyle St., Regina, SK, with Rev. Ken Koep, celebrant. Interment will take place Thursday, January 10, 2002 at the Vibank Cemetery, Vibank, SK.
- Anne Mary (Sister Margaret) entered Eternal Life on Friday February 10, 2006 in Chatham, Ontario. She was born in Regina, Sask. in 1908, the daughter of the late Frank and Magdalena (Nickels) Wekel. She entered the Ursuline Sisters of Vibank of 1927 and in 1953 joined the Ursuline Religious of the Diocese of London. During her religious life she served as a teacher in Vibank, Kronau, Allan, Balgonie and Grayson Saskatchewan. She did parish work and adult education in Rockyford, Alberta. From 1980 to 1990 she volunteered at the hospital and senior center in Regina. She moved to Chatham in 2002. She is predeceased by her brothers Peter, Joseph, Ignatius, Frank and sisters, Sister Catherine, OSU and Sister Felicitas, SP. At her request Sister has been cremated. The Mass of Resurrection will be celebrated on Monday, February 20, 2006 at 9 am in the Holy Family Chapel, 64 Ursuline Avenue, Chatham. Her ashes will be interred in St. Anthony's Cemetery.
- Elizabeth Theresa (Sister Catherine) entered Eternal Life on October 23, 2003 in Chatham, Ontario. She was born in Regina, Saskatchewan in 1911, the daughter of the late Frank and Magdalena (Nickels) Wekel. She entereed the Ursuline Sisters of Vibank, Saskatchewan in 1928 and in 1953 joined the Ursuline Religious of the Diocese of London. During her religious life she served as a teacher in Vibank and Odessa, Saskatchewan. She also was in charge of maintenance, the gardens and laundry at the Boarding School in Vibank. Sister was community treasurer and coordinator of hospital visitors in Regina. In 2002, she came to Chatham. She is survived by her sisters Sister Margaret OSU and Sister Felicitas SP. She is predeceased by Peter (1903), Joseph (1921), Ignatius (1944) and Peter Frank (1998). Relatives and friends are invited to join the Ursuline Community at a prayer service to be held on Friday, Oct. 24 at 4 p.m., in the Holy Family Chapel at The Pines Chatham. The Mass of Resurrection will be celebrated on Saturday, October 25 at 2 p.m. in the Holy Family Chapel, 64 Ursuline Avenue, Chatham. Interment will be in St. Anthony's Cemetery.
- Albert. On Wednesday, May 29, 2002, Albert Wickenheiser, Pioneer Village, Regina, Sask. passed away at the age of 77 years. Albert was predeceased by his parents, Raymond and Bernadine Wickenheiser, three sisters Sister Michael Wickenheiser, Tilly (Martin) Glas and Anne Cannon; one brother, Van; three brothers in law: Lou Helenka, Lou Benedek and Victor White. He is survived by three sisters: Angela (George) Muenzner of Sun City, Arizona, Celestine White of Kelowna, B.C. and Doris (Dave) Polasek of Calgary, Alta.; three brothers: Edward (Doreen), Ben (Nora) and Dennis (Delores), all of Regina, Sask.; one brother in law, George Cannon of Calgary, Alta. and one sister in law, Rose Wickenheiser of Pitt Meadows, B.C.; as well as his many nieces and nephews. The funeral mass will be celebrated in St. Paul's R.C. Church, Vibank, Sask. on Monday June 3, 2002 at 10:30 a.m. by Rev. Louis Abello. Cremation with interment in the St. Paul Parish Cemetery.
- Englebert "Bert". On April 18th, 2006, Bert closed his eyes for the last time on this earthly life. Bert was predeceased by his parents, Peter and Stephanie, two brothers in infancy, sisters, Katie, Helen and Tillie and one brother, (Joseph). He is survived by his brothers: Edmond, Charlie, Regina, Adam (Angeline), Fort Qu'Appelle and Waldy (Daisey), Saskatoon; sisters, Betty Mastel, Ursula (Ben) Reiss, Edith (Gordon) West, Regina , Pauline (Bernie) Reilander, Saskatoon, Louise Bobbitt, Toronto. He is also survived by numerous nieces, nephews as well as great nieces and nephews. Bert was born in the farm house in Vibank on July 28, 1916. He lived most of his life on the farm, and eventually took over the family farm. Here he lived, an unmarried man for a number of years. After moving into Regina, Bert worked as a greens keeper at the Regina Golf Course and became involved in the real estate business with his brother Charlie until his retirement. Bert had a real passion for sports: football, baseball, hockey and often could be found attending his nieces and nephews' games. He was a Saskatchewan Roughrider and Regina Pat season ticket holder for years. Bert was a very kind, gentle and unassuming man, who will be greatly missed by everyone who knew him. The family would like to thank the nursing staff of Unit 4A at the Pasqua Hospital for their compassionate care during Bert's last days. Viewing for family members will take place on Thursday, April 27th from 7:00 9:00 p.m. in Speers Funeral Chapel, 2136 College Avenue, Regina. Funeral Service will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Friday, April 28 at Holy Rosary Cathedral, Regina with Rev. Louis Kubash presiding.
- George Wickenheiser died at the age of 93 at Pioneer Village on February 10, 2011. Predeaceased by parents Leo and Elizabeth; brothers Joe, Tony, Samuel, Jack and Nick; and sisters Regina, Stefanie and Sister Laurentia. He is survived by one sister, Audrey (Allen) Stoll of Edmonton, sisters-in-law Anne Wickenheiser of Vibank, and Rose Wickenheiser of Kennedy, as well as numerous nieces and nephews. George served his Country in W.W. II. Funeral Mass will be held at St. Paul's R.C. Church in Vibank, SK on Tuesday February 15, 2011 at 12:00 PM. Burial at Vibank Catholic Cemetery.
- Lydia (Sister Michael) died in the Santa Maria Se nior Citizens Residence, Regina, Sask., on Saturday, October 7, 2000 after a lengthy illness. Sister Michael was an Ursuline Sister for 61 years and will be greatly missed by her Ursuline Sisters. She was predeceased by her father Raymond Wickenheiser, her mother Bernadine (Reiss), sisters Tillie Glas, Anna Mary Cannon and brother Van. Sister Michael is survived by her loving brothers Edward (Doreen) of Regina, Albert of Vibank, Ben (Nora) and Dennis (Delores) both of Regina, her sisters Angela (George Muenzner) of Arizona, Celestine White of Kelowna and Doris (Dave Polasek) of Calgary, brothers-in-law Martin Glas and George Cannon, both of Calgary and sister-in-law Rose Wickenheiser of Maple Ridge, B.C. Numerous nieces, nephews, grand nieces and grand nephews also mourn her loss. Prayers were said in the chapel of Santa Maria on Monday, October 9, 2000 at 7:00 P.M. Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated from the chapel of Santa Maria on Tuesday, October 10, 2000 at 9:30 a.m, with Rev. J. Riffel, celebrant. Mass will be followed with a lunch after which the burial will take place in Vibank Cemetery.
- Maria Stephania (Sister Laurentia) entered Eternal Life on Tuesday, May 15, 2001 at the Ursuline Motherhouse Infirmary, Chathan, Ontario. She was born in Vibank, Saskatchewan 87 years ago, the daughter of the late Leo and Elizabeth (Sali) Wickenheiser. Sr. Laurentia was in the 63rd year of her life as an Ursuline Religious of the Diocese of London. Sister entered in 1938 in Vibank, Saskatchewan and spent most of her life as a homemaker in Vibank, Grayson, Odessa, Balgonie and Allen, Saskatchewan. When the Ursuline Sisters of Vibank amalgamated with the Chatham Ursulines in 1953, Sister Laurentia was among them. She came to "The Pines" in 1979 where she spent the remainder of her life in retirement. She is survived by a brother, George and a sister, Audrey Stoll. She was predeceased by sisters, Regina Stewart, Stephanie Kuntz and brothers, Joseph, Nick, Jack, Tony and Samuel. Visitation will take place after 3:00 p.m. on Wednesday, May 16, 2001 at "The Pines", Chatham. Relatives and friends are invited to join the Ursuline Community in the celebration of the life of Sister Laurentia in a prayer service at 7:00 p.m. in Holy Family Chapel. The Mass of Resurrection will be celebrated on Thursday, May 17 at 10:00 a.m. in Holy Family Chapel, 64 Ursuline Avenue, Chatham. Interment will be in St. Anthony's Cemetery, Chathan, ON.
- Sam. It is with a broken heart that we announce the passing of our wonderful husband, father and grandfather, Sam Wickenheiser. Sam passed away February 21, 2001 in the Pasqua Hospital at the age of 77 years with family at his side. He was predeceased by his parents Leo and Elizabeth; brothers: Joseph, Tony, Jack and Nicholas; sisters: Stephanie, Regina and Barbara. Sam will be missed and always remembered by his loving wife Anne of 52 years; daughters: Sheila (Ervin) Duttenhoffer, Valerie (Bert) Palmer, Lorleen (Billy) Bozarth, Leanne (Lloyd) Lillejord; five grandchildren: Carla, Kelly, Chantel, Nathan and Hayley. Also by brother, George and sisters, Sister M. Laurentia and Audrey (Allan) Stoll. Also left to cherish his memory, are brothers and sisters in law, nieces, nephews as well as a host of wonderful friends and acquaintances. Through his many years of driving school bus and coaching hockey teams he will always be remembered for his humor, wit and loyalty. The Funeral Mass will be celebrated on Saturday, February 24, 2001 at 10:30 a.m. in St. Pauls R.C. Church, Vibank, SK with Rev. Len Albers celebrant. Interment will follow in the Vibank Cemetery. Prayers will be held on Friday, February 23, 2001 at 7:30 p.m. in the Chapel of the Unser-Rist Funeral Home, 2080 E. Victoria Ave, Regina, Sk.
- Wally (May 10, 1932 - October 14, 2011). Wally passed away in Saskatoon. He was born at the family farm in Vibank, SK to Stephanie (nee Sali) and Peter Wickenheiser. Wally spent his 30 plus years as a high school teacher and the next 15 years at the U of S as a mathematics professor. Survived by his beloved wife of 53 years, Daisy (nee Hall); their five children, Wenda(James), John (Gillean), Pamela, Peter, and Troy (Nadine); 6 grandchildren and 2 great grandchildren. Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 1:00 p.m. on Wednesday, October 19th at St. Philip Neri Parish(Taylor Street and Munroe Ave, Saskatoon). Rite of Committal will take place at 2:00 p.m. on Thursday at St. Paul's Parish Cemetery in Vibank.
- Catherine (nee Mildenberger) July 21, 1917 - July 12, 2005. Catherine died peacefully on July 12, 2005 after a long battle with Altzheimer's disease. She was born in Sedley, Saskatchewan. She attended elementary school in Kendal and completed high school at the Ursuline Convent in Vibank. In 1941, Catherine left the family farm and joined the Army Corps attaining the rank of Sgt. with the Pay Corps. After leaving the Army in 1946 she worked as a continuity writer at CKCK Radio in Regina. She met Eric in 1947 and they married in Regina in 1948. In 1952 they moved to Yorkton and in 1957 to Moose Jaw. Catherine was a devoted wife and mother of seven children, including two sets of twins. She was a faithful member of St. Joseph's Roman Catholic Parish, Moose Jaw and was a lifelong member of the Catholic Women's League. Catherine was an avid duplicate bridge player and had received the rank of Senior/National Master from the American Contract Bridge League. She was a sports enthusiast and an ardent fan of the Roughriders. Catherine had a keen interest in politics and loved to debate the current issues of the day. She also had a love for music, a passion for writing, and her talent for gardening was unrivalled. Predeceased by her parents, Mary and Jospeh Mildenberger; brothers: John, Joachim and Sebastian and sister, Louise. She is survived by her husband of 57 years, Eric; sisters: Rose and Armella; children: Eric Jr., Kathleen (Ron), Joanne (Ted), Rosemary (Garry), Margaret (John), John (Suzanne) and James; seventeen grandchildren and one greatgrandchild. The family would like to express their sincere gratitude to Dr. Pretorius, Catherine's home care providers and the staff of Pioneers Lodge and Maguire Centre for their many years of compassionate and loving care. The Funeral Mass will be celebrated at St. Joseph's Roman Catholic Church, 1064 3rd Ave. N.W., Moose on Saturday, July 16, 2005 at 11:00 a.m. Interment will follow in the Verteran's Section, Rosedale Cemetery. Royal Canadian Legion Funeral Rites will be conducted by Moose Jaw Branch #59. Prayer services will be held at the Church on Friday, July 15, 2005 at 8:30 p.m.
- Christina (nee Keller) born February 10, 1913, passed away peacefully on Tuesday, May 27, 2003 at the age of 90 years. Predeceased by her husband Peter in 1968, son-in-law Peter Rusnak in 1981, parents Lambert and Eva Elizabeth, brother Louie, sisters Katherine, Barbara, Johanna and Celestina. Christina is survived by her sons Tony (Louise), Cecil (Kathleen) and daughter Diana Bradford of Calgary, grandchildren Kim, Kipp, Brett, Clair, Timothy (Janice) and Dwaine Wingerter, Jayme (Kelly) Beatch, Krista Huber, Deanna (Robert) Lang, Chriszine (David) Backhouse of Three Hills, AB, great-grandchildren Justin and Rachel Huber, Melissa and Kirstie Beatch, Jared, Kyle and Lindsey (Wingerter) Leibel, Derek, Brittany and Dylan Lang, Curtis and Ryan Wingerter, brother Tony (Irene) Keller and sister Magdelena (John) Heisler and numerous nieces and nephews. Mass of christian burial will be held at Little Flower Roman Catholic Church, 420 College Ave. on Friday, May 30, 2003 at 11:00 A.M. with Rev. Bill Mahoney, Celebrant. Interment to follow in Vibank Cemetery. A special thank you from the family to the staff at Elmview Extendicare for the loving care they gave to our mother.
- Jacob John. With sorrow we announce the passing of Jacob John Wollbaum, late of Regina, SK, on November 21, 2001 at the age of 80 years. Jacob leaves to mourn his passing his wife of fifty seven years, Regena; family Raymond (Phyllis) and family Michelle, Cory; Frances (Brian) Scammell and family Lyle (Colleen), Charlene (Kirk) Faer, Craig, Lance; David (Randy Johner) and family Jade, George; John (Val) and family Derek (Myla Bulych), Ryan (Renee), Amy-JoLynn; Adrien (Carole) and family April, Lee Ann; Albert (Darlene) and family Darrell, Nathan, Vanessa, Camille; Leonard (Maureen) and family Ryan, Amber; great grandchildren Shianna, Alexa, Jacob. Jacob was predeceased by his father John; mother Anna Mary; brothers Joseph, Adolph, Adam; sisters Anne, Eva. The Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Saturday, November 24, 2001 at 10:30 in St. Paul R.C. Church, Vibank, SK with Rev. Louis Abello, celebrant. Interment will follow at the Vibank Cemetery. A Visitation will be held on Friday, November 23, 2001 from 5:00 PM to 6:00 PM in the Chapel of Lee Funeral Home, Regina, SK.
- Regena (nee Laturnas). On Sunday, December 30, 2001, Regena Wollbaum, late of Regina, SK, went peacefully with the Lord at the age of 82 years. Regena was predeceased by her husband Jacob; parents Joseph and Magdelena Laturnas; sister Catherine; brothers Stephen and Joseph; and sister-in-law Regena Laturnas: She leaves to mourn her passing her children: Raymond (Phyllis) Wollbaum and family Michelle and Cory; Frances (Brian) Scammell and family Lyle (Colleen), Charlene (Kirk) Faer, Craig and Lance; David (Randy Johner) Wollbaum and family Jade and George; John (Val) Wollbaum and family Derek (Myla Bulych), Ryan (Renee) and Amy-JoLynn; Adrien (Carole) Wollbaum and family April and Lee Ann; Albert (Darlene) Wollbaum and family Darrell, Nathan, Vanessa and Camille; and Leonard (Maureen) Wollbaum and family Ryan and Amber; great grandchildren Shianna, Alexa and Jacob; sister Elizabeth; brother Leonard (Catherine), Stanley (Betty), John, Adrien; and numerous nieces and nephews. The Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Saturday, January 5, 2002 at 10:30 AM in St. Paul R.C. Church, Vibank, SK, with Rev. Louis Abello, celebrant. Interment will follow at Vibank Cemetery. Prayers will be said on Friday, January 4, 2002 at 7:30 PM in the Chapel of Lee Funeral Home, Regina.
- Pauline Marie (nee Gerein) died on August 7, 2003 in the Vernon Jubilee Hospital at 83 years of age. She is survived by, her loving family: husband John (Jack); son Murray (Kate) Wood of Saskatoon, Sask.; daughter Lynne (Dana) Hoever of Vernon; grandchildren, Doug Wake and James Wake of Saskatoon, Allison Wood and Crystal Wood both of Winnipeg; one bother James Gerein of Regina. One son Garth Wood predeceased her in 1985. Born in Vibank, Sask. She was a nurse at St. Pauls Hospital in Saskatoon until 1950 and when her children were born she was busy raising them and looking after the home. Pauline was the youngest of a family of ten children. She came to Vernon with her husband in 1997. Through her life she was active in the church. Mass of the Christian Burial will be celebrated on Tuesday, August 12, 2003 at 10:00 a.m. Reverend Father Martin Peyton celebrant. Cremation and burial of the urn in Vernon City Cemetery.
- Anne (nee Materi). Anne was born to Basil and Leogadia Materi on the farm at Vibank on July 11, 1926, and passed away January 11, 2007, at the Peter Loughead Centre in Calgary with her family at her side. She was predeceased by her mother and father in 1965, a sister Theresa in infancy, and her brother Peter in 1999. She will be lovingly remembered by her children Elaine Cormier (Barry Dickie), Susan (Jim) Lamont, Lyle Woodley, Cheryl (Raymond) Cyr, Deborah Woodley, as well as ten grandchildren and ten greatgrandchildren. Her memory will also be cherished by her sisters and brothers, Jean Materi, Martin (Dot) Materi, Tilly (Al) Varin, Roy (Connie) Materi, Joseph (Irma) Materi, and James Materi, and numerous nieces and nephews. A memorial service will be held in tribute to her life at Christ the King Roman Catholic Church, 3239 Garnet St, in Regina on Friday, July 6th at 11:00 am, with Fr. Joseph Periyilkatte officiating, with burial to take place at Regina Memorial Gardens, Regina.
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- Christian "Chris" passed away peacefully in his sleep at his residence on February 10, 2004. He was born on February 2, 1916 in Vibank, SK and attended school there. He worked on various farms in the area. Chris married Barbara Heisler on October 24, 1939 in Vibank, SK. Chris was a loving father, grandfather and great-grandfather. He enjoyed playing cards with friends, lawn bowling, fishing and camping. Chris worked in the trucking industry most of his life, at S00 Freight Lines, Empire Freightways and Midland Superior, where he worked until his retirement in 1981. Chris and Barbara made many friends over the years. They lived in Weyburn, Melfort, Regina, Saskatoon and Winnipeg. In 1984, Chris and Barbara moved back to Saskatoon where they enjoyed gardening and trips to Besnard Lake every summer in the their motor home. Chris was predeceased by his wife, Barbara in 1997; and three children, Treena, 1941, Diane, 1943 and Lorne in 1976. Left to mourn his passing are his son, Larry (Dorothy) Young; daughter, Lynda (Dr.Colin) Marshall; four grandchildren, Kim Marshall, Robin Marshall, Troy (Sharon) Young, Triss (Bill) Nogier; and seven greatgrandchildren. Funeral Service will be held at Park Funeral Chapel (311 3rd Ave. N.) on Friday, February 13, 2004 at 10:00 a.m. Pallbearers will be Troy Young, TrissYoungNogier, Bill Nogier, Robin Marshall, Gordon and Tim Heisler. Interment will take place at Hillcrest Memorial Gardens Cemetery. Chris will be lovingly remembered by all his family and friends.
- Edward Frank. It is with great sadness the family announces the passing of Edward Frank Young of Vibank, Sask., who passed away peacefully on February 14, 2005 at 11:50 a.m. at the age of 79 years with his loving family by his side. Edward was born on January 13, 1926 to Jacob and Anna Young. Predeceased by his parents, brother Christian, three sisters-in-law and two brothers-in-law. Edward is survived by his loving wife of 50 years Anita; and their children: Lynette (Wayne) Kowalyshyn, Cindy (Pat) Fuchs, Edwin (Yvette) Young, Corinne (Clifford) Lockert and Dean Young; eleven grandchildren and two great grandchildren; five brothers Mike, Weyburn, Sask., Elmer (Shirley), Regina, Sask., Albert (RoseMarie), Alberta, Bob (Marianne), Regina, Sask., and Gordon, Alberta; six sisters Margarete, Alberta, Hanna (Claude), Ontario, Caroline (Felix), Regina, Sask., Regina (Frank), Regina, Sask., Loretta, Alberta, Delores (Roland), Saskatoon, Sask., and many nieces and nephews. A visitation for family and friends will be held in St. Paul's R.C. Church, Vibank, Sask., on Wednesday, February 16, 2005 from 7:30 to 8:30 p.m. The funeral mass will be celebrated in St. Paul's R.C. Church on Thursday, February 17, 2005 at 2:00 p.m. by Rev. Louis Abello. A private burial will take place at St. Paul's Parish Cemetery on Friday, February 18, 2005.
- Jacob P. "Jack". On Sunday, March 11, 2007, "Jack" Young, late of Regina, Sask., passed away at the age of 93 years. Jack was predeceased by his parents Christian and Caroline, sister Theresa (John) Dornstauder, brother Leo as well as sister Katherine and brother Rochus both in infancy, brother-in-law Jack Gerein and son-in-law Garry Ewen. Jack is survived by his wife of 70 years, Frances, children Doreen Ewen, Geri (Bruce) Drake, Clarence (Evelyn), Mary Ann (Sr. Anastasia, SSS), Richard (Linda), Phyllis (Mike Diener) Young and Kenneth (Nancy), grandchildren, Karen (Larry) Woodley, Clayton Fensom, Janice Fensom, Donna (Norman) Kolish, Michelle (Michael) Kritzer, Lorelei (Renold) Morrison, James (Noreen) Drake, Velda (Daren) Regier, Bonnie, Troy, Trent, Michael, Rachelle and Vanessa Young, 23 great-grandchildren. Brothers Frank (Joyce), John (Emma), George and Neil (Gladys), sisters, Florence Gerein, Jenny (Tony) Reinhardt, Lorraine (Jack) Stoeber and Sylvia (Gerald) Nuttall as well as numerous nieces and nephews. Jack was born February 3, 1914 on the family farm in the Vibank District of Saskatchewan. He received his early schooling in Vibank and later attended Normal School in Regina to study as a steam engineer. In 1936 Jack married Frances Flaman and in the early forties they settled to Regina where Jack gained employment with the city as a steam engineer at the city power plant. In later years as the plant came to operate under the jurisdiction of SaskPower, Jack continued his employment there, ultimately attaining the position of Plant Manager, before retiring in 1976. Jack was truly a Jack of all Tradeshe could fix anything and retirement offered him time to work on the family cabin at Glen Harbour and putter in his workshop. He put his carpentry and engineering skills to good use and enjoyed helping family and friends remodel and refurbish their homes. Jack was an avid hunter and fisherman and liked playing cards, especially the game of pinochle. One of Jack's greatest pleasures in life however, came with playing the violin, an instrument he grew to love as a child. He was a devoted husband and dedicated father and throughout his life made many sacrifices to provide for his family. Family gatherings were always very special to him. Jack was also a man of faith and was deeply committed to his church. He will be forever missed, but fondly remembered by those who knew him. The Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Friday, March 16, 2007 at 10:30 A.M. in Little Flower R.C. Church, 420 College Ave., Regina, Sask. Interment will follow in Regina Memorial Gardens. Prayers will be said on Thursday, March 15, 2007 at 7:30 P.M. in the Chapel of Lee Funeral Home, Regina, Sask.
- Nicholas Martin "Nick", late of Regina, SK passed away peacefully on Saturday, September 19, 2009 at the age of 92 Years. He is predeceased by his dearest wife, Mary (Maime); parents, John and Anna Young; daughter, Kathy O'Donnell; granddaughter, Jackie Niedermayer; great-grandson, John Pinkney; brother, Joe; sisters, Beth, Helen and Celine. Our dad was born in Pangman, SK in 1916. His family settled in Vibank where he received his elementary and high school education. In 1942 dad married his high school sweetheart, Mary Huck and after settling in Regina, together they raised their family of seven. Dad continued his education and became a Registered Medical Laboratory Technologist. He loved his profession and later became Manager of the Regina Medical Laboratories until retirement. A Veteran of World War II and family man, dad enjoyed politics, many sports, gardening and hunting with his sons. Dad will be lovingly remembered by his children, Nicky (Jack), Bob (Wynona), Bill (Jan), Susan (Dave), Bud, Tim (JoAnn); son-in-law, Mike (Lorraine); 20 special grandchildren and 19 greatgrandchildren. He will be sadly missed by his brother, John (Gwen); sisters, Kaye, Pat (Lou); numerous nieces and nephews and his very special friend, Theresa Novenski. The family would like to extend a special thank you to Dr. Lotz and all the nurses and staff at the Regina Lutheran Home and Sunset Extendicare. Funeral Mass will be celebrated at 11:00 a.m. on Thursday, September, 24, 2009 at St. Anne's R.C. Parish, Regina, SK with Rev. Ken Koep as Celebrant.
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- Cecilia Canda (nee Knoll). On Friday, July 21, 2006 Cecilia Canda Zerr late of Regina, SK passed away at the age of 66 years. She was predeceased by her husband Ken; parents Jacob and Katherine Knoll; brothers John and Martin; sister Margaret; brothers-in-law John and Alphonse; sisters-in-law Dorothy and Florence and father-in-law Frank Zerr. Cecilia is survived by her children Tim (Ann) Zerr and children Corey and Michelle, Garry (Shelley) Zerr and children Derrick and Sheena, Kathy (Jeff) Mader and children Kyle and Kristina, Allan (Shari) Zerr and children Tiffany and Cody; 3 sisters Rose (Joe) Delsnyder, Helen Fuchs and Marceline Seiferling; brother-in-law John (Rose) Nishnick; mother-in-law Amelia Zerr and her family and numerous nieces and nephews. Cecilia was born on March 27, 1940 at Vibank to Jacob and Katherine Knoll. She married Ken Zerr in 1959 and moved to Regina where they started a family. Cecilia not only cared for her children, but provided care for many others including her parents for several years. In 1975 Cecilia and Ken moved with their family to a lake front home on Echo Lake then later moved into Fort Qu'Appelle. She enjoyed working in retail, first at MacLeods and then approximately 13 years at Pharmasave. In 1997 Cecilia retired and moved to Regina to be closer to her children and grandchildren who meant the world to her. She was an active member in the parishes that she belonged to during her lifetime. A special thanks to Caroline Marcotte and everybody at Ashton Manor and Unit 3D at the Pasqua Hospital. Prayers will be held on Monday, July 24, 2006 at 7:30 PM in the Victoria Avenue Funeral Home, 2080 East Victoria Avenue, Regina, SK. Funeral Service will be held on Tuesday, July 25, 2006 at 10:30 AM in Holy Trinity R.C. Church, 5020 Sherwood Drive, Regina, SK with Rev. Eugene Schaffer, celebrant. Interment to follow in Lakeview Cemetery at Fort Qu' Appelle.
- Jack. It is with deep sadness we announce the passing of our beloved husband, father, grandfather, brother and friend; Jack Zerr. Jack passed away peacefully at St. Paul's Hospital, Palliative Care Unit on June 20, 2004. at the age of 78. He is predeceased by his parents Adam and Clementine Zerr and brother Adam Zerr Jr. Jack is survived by his loving wife Rose Mary (nee Silljer); his children Joanne Zerr, Judy Sneddon (Alan), Dorothy Erhman (Ron), Donna Skene (Dave), nine grandchildren and five greatgrandchildren. Jack was born and raised on a homestead in Vibank, SK that he shared with his family of 5 brothers and 2 sisters. He married Rose in 1951 and they raised their family in Saskatoon, SK. Most of Dad's career was spent truck driving for Soo Security, working in later years at Continental Rubber. An avid hunter and fisherman, Dad enjoyed many sports including curling. Jack will always be remembered for his willingness to lend a hand to family and friends. Time spent with his grandchildren was always very special. Vigil of Prayer will be held on Wednesday, June 23, 2004 at 6:00 P.M. The Funeral Liturgy will be held Thursday, June 24, 2004 at 10:30 A.M. Both services will be held at St. Mary's Roman Catholic Church, Saskatoon, SK. with Fr. Remi Hebert C.S.s.R. celebrant. Cremation. Interment will take place on Friday June 25, 2004, 1:00 P.M. at Hillcrest Memorial Gardens, Garden of Memories.
- Sebastian 'Sebby' is now at rest, he passed away peacefully on Sunday, June 6, 2010 at home. Born May 31, 1922 in Vibank, SK, he passed away at the age of 88 years. He was predeceased by his parents Barbara in 1949 and Anton in 1928; his beloved wife Isabell in 1993; as well as his step father Ben in 1994. He leaves his best friend and partner Peggy Stoyand and her family; sons Gary (Brenda) and Ken (Bev); five grandchildren Kendra, Tyler, Barbara, Tara, and Bobbie; two great grandchildren Aiden and Liam; sisters Betty Pollon, Pat Brandt and Josephine Rosko; step brother Chris (Edna); several nieces and nephews and his family of friends at Norwest Place where he resided for 20 years. At the age of 18 Sebastian left home to find work, finally joining the Army. In 1950 he trained and became a well known furrier for the next 37 years. He retired at the age of 65. He was a football, hockey and car enthusiast. The family would like to thank the Regina Qu'Appelle Palliative Home Care and Dr. Amjad for their very special care and concern for Sebastian. At Sebby's request no funeral will be held.
- Wilhelmina (nee Schaeffer) passed away on November 15, 2008 at the age of 96 years. She was born near Vibank, SK in 1912. She was predeceased by her first husband Valentine Ziegler in 1981; second husband John Melnyk; son Reinold in 2007; parents Christian and Ludwicka Schaeffer; brothers Reynold, Arnold and Philip; sister Emma; as well as numerous brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law. Wilhelmina is survived by her children Barbara (Val) Eberle, Mary Ann (Leo) Sanheim, Michael (Ute) Ziegler and Jeannette (Adam) Sanheim; daughter-in-law Joan Ziegler; 15 grandchildren; 36 great-grandchildren; 11 great great-grandchildren; brothers Fred (Dorothy) and Otto (Liz); sisters Eva (Tel) Findlay and Alma Zerr; brother-in-law John Ziegler; sister-in-law Tillie Leurer; as well as numerous other nieces and nephews. The family wishes to thank the Elmview Extendicare staff for the special care they gave mom. A funeral mass will be held at Holy Trinity Roman Catholic Church, Regina on Friday, November 21, 2008 at 11:00 a.m. with Reverend Richard Jasiak, Celebrant.
- Emma Theresa (nee Neimor) passed away with family by her side on Wednesday, July 4, 2001 at the Pasqua Hospital. Emma was born May 18, 1923 in Vibank, SK. Emma was predeceased by her husband Steve, Oct. 1980; her mother in 1955 and father in 1986; brothers Charlie, Chris and Eddie and sisters Helen, Evelyn and Norma. Emma is survived by her two sons Harvey (Janice) of North Vancouver and George (Debbie) of Regina; her three grandsons Jason, Stefan and Toby; her one granddaughter Jaime; her sisters Eva Hodel of Regina, Hilda Hammond of Vernon, BC and Ann Thompson of Regina; brothers Ernie (Marion) Neimor of Bellevue, AB and Bill (Florence) Neimor of Winnipeg as well as many nieces and nephews. Emma grew up in the Vibank area attending and receiving her schooling there. She moved into Regina and worked at Frank's Caf« where she met Steve. She also worked at the Grey Nun's Hospital as a nurses aide and at the Hotel Sask. Memorial service will be held at Christ Lutheran Church, 4825 Dewdney Ave., Regina on Monday, July 9, 2001 at 1:00 p.m.