Obituaries of residents & former residents of
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Watrous, Manitou Beach, Venn & districts, Saskatchewan
- Charlotte Jane (nee Harrower) of Saskatoon, formerly of Watrous. It is with sadness that the family of Charlotte Airey announces her peaceful passing at her home in Stensrud Lodge in Saskatoon on Monday April 28, 2008. Charlotte was born on July 1, 1923 to Joseph and Marion (nee Lamont) Harrower in Watrous, SK where she spent the first 82 years of her life. Charlotte lost her mother when she was only four but she later had a nice step-mom, Edith (Airey). She was the oldest of four girls and two boys. As a Canada Day girl, Charlotte's birthday was always a holiday and often included a hometown parade and fireworks! Charlotte began school at Mimer School but spent most of her years at Freshwater and Watrous High Schools. Charlotte began nurse's training but later attended Normal School for a short time and taught at Thornfield and Kilmory schools before she had a family. Charlotte married John Airey on July 7, 1944 and they enjoyed 58 years together before John passed away in 2002. They farmed for many years. Charlotte also worked as the Secretary for the Watrous United Church for 17 years. They had three daughters and one son. After the births of five grandsons they were pleasantly surprised when a granddaughter arrived. Charlotte was very active in the community of Watrous and in the Watrous United Church. She served for many years on various Home Care and Health Care boards and on local and Presbyterial church committees. She was a member of the Floral Rebekah Lodge #34 and was also part of the team that compiled Prairie Reflections, the Watrous and district history book. She was politically active, an avid quilter and a great fan of watching figure skating. Her greatest passion was always music. She sang in several choirs, played the organ for funerals, accompanied sing-alongs, chorded for bands and danced away many evenings at Danceland. She always encouraged her children in their own musical pursuits. Her favorite place was her cottage at Manitou Beach. For the last several years, Charlotte endured the illness Progressive Supranuclear Palsy. Despite its severely debilitating effects, Charlotte never lost her sharp mind or joy in living. Her family is grateful to the many caregivers who ensured that she enjoyed a high quality of life until the end. Charlotte is survived by her loving children: Marlaine (Don) Stevens of Winnipeg, Maurice (Diane Kramski) Airey, Jonathan and Dean and their mother Sylvia Airey of Moose Jaw, Marianne Criggie, Rob and Andrew of Brandon, and Mona-Jill (Tom) Eremondi, Joey and Kabrienne of Saskatoon, brother Gordon (Mona) Harrower of Indian Head, sister Joyce (Henry) Wiens of Beechy and sister Margaret (Bill) Harrower of Flin Flon, brother-in-law Lyal MacKay of Calgary, and sisters-in-law Audrey Lindgren of Vermilion, Kay Airey of Watrous and numerous nieces, nephews, cousins and friends. She was predeceased by her parents Joe, Marion and Edith Harrower, sister May MacKay, brother Clayton Harrower and son-in-law, Bill Criggie. Funeral service will be held Sunday, May 4, 2008 at 2:00 p.m. in the Watrous United Church.
- Katherine “Kay” (nee Rausch) Airey was born on April 22, 1918 in Holdfast to Jacob and Mithila Rausch. She would have been 96 this month. Katherine was the last of her generation, predeceased by her siblings and Norman's siblings. She married Norman Airey on March 27, 1942 in Regina. She was predeceased by Norman (in 2005) after 63 years of marriage. She is survived by their 6 children, 8 grandchildren and 21 great-grandchildren. She could cook up a storm, having come from a large family herself and having 6 children, she didn't know how to make small meals. She was always able to whip up a meal at a moments notice if company arrived. It didn't matter how many, nobody ever went hungry. Being a farm wife, sending meals out to the field during harvest was a necessity and the meals always included coffee, kept warm wrapped in one of Grampa's wool socks, the kind with the red trim on top. She liked to garden, at least she liked to have a garden and did right up until she went to live in the senior's home. Weeding the garden was another thing, that's what kids were for! Some of the grandchildren remember playing cards with Gramma - if you lost, you had to pick a pail of peas and if you won you didn't. A lot of peas got picked this way. Gramma had a very special way of winning at cards. There weren't just vegetables in the garden, she had a lot of interesting flowers for a few years when one of her friends got her interested in them. She taught her daughters how to sew, knit and crochet. She rarely used a pattern but could duplicate anything she wanted to. She made cowachin sweaters for everyone who wanted one. She also made a lot of afghans which will always be cherished. When she was about 12, she made a 'granny square' afghan out of little lengths of yarn she salvaged from knitted clothing that was worn out in places. She saved and dismantled them and over time was able to make the afghan. Mom was helpful in keeping the 4-H Homecraft Club going for a long time while her kids were growing up. The club was for the girls to learn to cook, bake, sew, do home nursing, photography, leathercraft and pretty much anything anyone wanted to learn. She would help find an instructor or teach it herself if she could. Gramma started collecting dolls later in life and accumulated quite a few over the years. Every birthday or Christmas was a good chance to give her another addition to her collection. Sunday dinners at the farm were a ritual. If you were in town, you were expected to be there at 12:00 sharp. It was always worth it - good food, good visiting, and alway dessert! When she became a grandmother she was always willing to "babysit". You could count on Gramma and Grampa to watch the kids and it was really nice for them to enjoy the farm like their parents did growing up. These are just a few little memories, I'm sure everyone has more and will continue to think of the good times. Thank you, Gramma, for being you, with all your unique ways, we will miss you. Say hello to Grampa and all the kin, from all of us. Katherine's funeral service was held on Thursday, April 3 at Watrous in Fotheringham's Funeral Chapel. Rev. Deborah Smith officiated, pallbearers were Chris Wilson, Shaun Airey, Melanie Mierau, Daren Isherwood, Kelly Mason and Chad Mason. The eulogy was by Amanda Dezotell and Jill Hrynkiw. Lillian Gingrich played the organ. Interment was at Watrous Cemetery.
- Thomas Norman. It is with much sadness that we announce the passing of our husband, father, grandfather and great-grandfather, Thomas Norman Airey, on Saturday, October 15, 2005. Norman was born on June 5, 1913, in the Venn District, Sask., the oldest son of Thomas Atkinson and Hannah Isabella Airey. He married Katherine Rausch in 1942 and they moved to Port Alberni, B.C. where he worked as a logger. They moved back to Saskatchewan to farm near Venn in 1943, to Renown in 1949 and Watrous in 1957. Norman farmed for 60 years and never really retired. He was a powerful yet gentle man with a quiet demeanor, when he had something to say you knew it was worth listening to. His love of horses and farming spanned his entire life. He treasured his independence and enjoyed spending time with his family. Norman is survived by his wife of 63 years, Katherine; three sons, Tom (Diann); Bob (Leslie); and Ken; three daughters, Peggy (Stephen) Wilson; Janine (Brad) Mason; and Jackie (Dennis) Schindelka; twelve grandchildren and thirteen great grandchildren. A private family service was held in Fotheringham's Funeral Chapel at 11:00 a.m. on Wednesday October 19th. Interment took place in the family plot at Watrous Cemetery.
- Russell Norman passed away peacefully in Watrous Union Hospital on Sunday evening October 23, 2005 after a short stay following a heart attack. He leaves to mourn his passing his wife of 50 years, Eleanor; his daughters: Debbie (Jim Julien) of Saskatoon; Mardel ( Dave) Saretsky and grandsons: Lee, Neil and Carson of Burr, SK. Russell was born November 6, 1936, eldest child of Norman and Ethel of Watrous, SK. He is survived by his siblings; Joan (Don) Harding of Watrous, Doris (Verne) Wilcox of Imperial and Dwight (Shirley) Allan of Watrous. As well one sister-in-law, Stella (Julius) Vermes of Port Alberni, BC and many nieces and nephews. Russell had a big heart, led a full life and was even a bit of a legend. His passion was behind the wheel of anything that ran, farming, running heavy duty equipment and being a patrol operator for many R.M.'s in the province. If he wasn't working you could find him behind the wheel of his 1/2 ton truck. At Russell's request there will be no service of remembrance.
- Leavon (nee Gibbs). The death of Mrs. Leavon Allen aged 68 years of Watrous, SK occurred at St. Paul's Hospital in Saskatoon on Wednesday December 27, 2000. The Memorial Service will be held in All Saints Anglican Church in Watrous on Sunday December 31st at 2:30 p.m. conducted by Rev. Charles Thorne. Interment will take place in Watrous Cemetery. Leavon was predeceased by her parents, Clarence and Edith (Risley) Gibbs and by a brother Wilbur. She is survived by her loving husband Edwin, daughters, Brenda (Merle) Morelli, Watrous, SK, Drena (Terry) Currie, Young, SK, Yvette (George) Freeman, Simpson, SK; son, Bev (Pat) Allen, Saskatoon, 15 grandchildren; brothers, Darrel (Inga) Gibbs, Billings Montana and Marvin (Lillian) Gibbs, Regina, SK; sisters in law, Margaret Gibbs, Regina, SK, Elsie Pieper, Simpson, SK, Beatrice Crew, New Westminister, BC; numerous nieces, nephews and good friends.
- Barry Ray. The death of Barry Ray Anderson, aged 61 years of Watrous and the Venn District, occurred at the Yorkton Regional Hospital on Wednesday, April 21, 2010. The Memorial Service will be held in Our Redeemer's Lutheran Church in Watrous on Sunday, April 25th at 2:00 p.m.
- Cora Patricia (nee Wingrove) January 17, 1927 - February 11, 2011. Pat passed away peacefully at the Watrous Manitou Lodge with family by her side. She was predeceased by her husband Ralph in 2005, her sister Beatrice and brothers Harry and Norman; and is survived by her sister Elsie (Russ) Earl; children Garth (Jean); Karen; Gail (Monty) Rolston; Sandra (Phill) Banks, Brian (Connie); Barry (Frances) and Debi (Barry) Lamb; grandchildren Garth Jr.; Tara (Chris) Byrne and Steve Rolston; Treva Philliben; Melissa (Dustin) Lamb-Larson; Leah, Erin and Glendon Anderson. Also great grandchildren Annalisa and Addison Byrne; Taylor and Devin Philliben; Brooke and Kale Larson; and nieces and nephews from both the Anderson and Wingrove sides of the family. Pat was born on the farm in Zelma and graduated from Normal School (teachers college) in 1946 in Saskatoon. She started out teaching grades 1-12 in a oneroom schoolhouse in Lyndhurst riding back and forth on her horse before marrying Ralph in 1948 where they lived on the farm for 6 years. Then they moved to Young and onward to Watrous in 1956. Pat was quite influenced to play ball as a young girl by her sister Else who is a Hall of Fame professional. Curling and golfing were also activities that made her happy with her friends especially the Voysey's. Always active in the Watrous community, she pioneered one of the first kindergartens in Watrous in 1958 in her own home. She supported many organizations, such as the Rebecca Lodge, was a board member of the Watrous Senior Housing committee, as well as Mandal house. She liked public speaking and had a commanding presence. In her later years she thoroughly enjoyed being the librarian at Wheatland until her retirement in 1992. Pat had a real green thumb and loved to garden and was very proud of her gladiolus, dahlia's and roses including their huge vegetable garden. Ralph and Pat often took Sunday drives checking out the crops, watching the snow geese, and taking time to pick Saskatoon berries, which always ended up in delicious tarts and pies. Also artistic she had a ceramic studio on 1st Ave. behind their home for many years. Being an avid card player many days were spent around the family table or the Drop In Centre trying to get the best crib hand possible or giving you 26 in Hearts. Pat was quick minded and loved to tease or give you that twinkling eye. Luckily Ralph and Pat spent many of their winters in Indio, California joining family and friends until moving to the Legion Manor in Saskatoon in 2000. Pat was residing at Caleb Manor in Saskatoon from 2005 until her welcomed return to Watrous and Manitou lodge last September. Memorial will be Saturday March 26th at 2 p.m. at the Civic Centre where lunch will follow after the Interment at the Watrous Cemetery.
- Gladys (nee Harding) was born in 1925 at the farm in Venn, the second child of John and Hertha Harding. There she and her three brothers (Vern, Leslie, and Gordon) were raised. At 21 she was cooking for a crew and met Ole Anderson, whom she married in 1947. The two worked on road crews for a few years – Gladys cooking, Ole hauling water – then eventually settled in Venn, where they raised their 9 children. Throughout her life, Gladys maintained a cheery disposition. She loved life and all things living. Her home was a magnet for all the kids in the neighbourhood. Without the benefit of running water, and for many of those years no electricity, she still found the time and patience to teach her children to read, entertained them with home–made games and spent countless hours by bedsides soothing fevers and watching over them. Although not rich in material wealth, she was rich in character. Gladys is pre-deceased by her husband Ole (1974), children Daniel (1972), Barry (2010), Shelly (2011), and by her brothers. She is survived by her children Lloyd, Carla (Calvin), Neil (Diane), Gail, Deborah (Eugene), and Christine (Joe), her daughter-in-law Cheryl (Barry), 13 grandchildren and many great grandchildren. Gladys lived with breast cancer for many years, finally succumbing to it on August 17, 2013.
- Ralph Harold (August 24, 1919 - May 12, 2005) passed away at the University Hospital on May 12, 2005. He is survived by his loving wife of 56 years, Cora (Pat) and his children, Garth (Jean), Karen, Gail (Monty), Sandra (Phill), Brian (Connie), Barry (Frances) and Debra (Barry); his grandchildren Garth, Treva (John), Tara, Melissa (Dustin), Steve, Leah, Erin and Glendon; great grandchildren Taylor, Devin and Brooke. He is also survived by his brother, Arthur (aged 97), and his sisters Margaret (92), Ruth (90) and Edith (88) as well as many nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his wife, Merle (Hoar), and his brothers Norman and Walter. Born and raised in the Lyndhurst district, Ralph returned to farm with his father and brother, Walter, after serving with the RCAF during World War II. The family moved to Watrous in 1957 where he worked as a mechanic in town and later at the Noranda Potash Mine until retirement. After retirement Ralph and Pat wintered at the Happy Wanderer in Indio, California and in the year of 2000 took up residence at the Legion Manor in Saskatoon. Ralph was a past-president of the Watrous Branch of the Royal Canadian Legion and an active member of the Watrous Seniors Co-op Association. As well as being an avid card player, curler and gardener, Ralph enjoyed many hours of golfing especially with his buddy, the late Andre Voysey. A memorial service will be held at the Watrous Civic Centre at 2:00 p.m. on June 6, 2005 followed by refreshments. The local Legion Branch will officiate at the cemetery.
- Shelly Lynne (August 25, 1959 - February 7, 2011). The death of Shelly Lynne Anderson, age 51 years, of Watrous, SK occurred peacefully on Monday, February 7, 2011 at Nokomis Health Centre. Shelly was born to Ole T. and Gladys Anderson (nee Harding) on August 25, 1959 at Watrous Union Hospital. Early on, Shelly displayed the energy and abilities that would take her through life. She excelled academically, artistically, and athletically a just do it person. Shelly was meticulous at work, home, and in appearance. Her sardonic sense of humour would arise at the most exquisite moments. At one time or another, each of us has been the recipient of a great barb. Shelly was a trooper in her youth. Many a weekend was spent partying all night and working hard all day. Her talent and energy was complemented by love for family. After the birth of her son Ole, she focused that talent and energy on providing a loving and safe environment. Ole was the light of her life and she never lost sight of her larger family, She knew us all well, and accepted us for who we are. She believed strongly in education and took many university level courses through correspondence, and aced them all. Always willing to take on new challenges, she took up skydiving in her 40s. Her stamina and character stood her well through her long struggle with breast cancer. She was diagnosed at age 39, and won many a battle over these past 12 years. As her physical strength declined, she continued to be interested in people, lending her sharp mind and creative vision to renovation projects. As a co-worker at the mine put it, the fact that she continued to send baked goods to work even while she was so ill tells you all you need to know about her. She is greatly loved. She will be greatly missed. Shelly is predeceased by her father Ole T. (1974) and brothers Daniel (1972) and Barry (Cheryl, 2010). She is survived by her son Ole (Karina); her mother Gladys; brothers Lloyd and Neil (Diane); sisters Carla (Calvin), Gail, Debbie (Eugene) and Chris (Joe); and many nieces and nephews. Thanks to all the physicians, technologists, nurses, and caregivers who aided in her fight. A Private Family Memorial will be held in Fotheringham's Funeral Chapel. The Public are invited to attend the Memorial Luncheon in the Watrous Curling Rink on Friday, February 11th at 3:00 p.m.
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- Marion Myrtle. The death of Mrs. Marion Myrtle Ball, aged 92 years of Watrous SK, occurred at her residence on Monday, March 9, 2009. The Memorial Service will be held at the Watrous Kingdom Hall on Friday, March 13th at 2:00 p.m. conducted by Larry Gavel. Interment at a later date.
- Ben. It is with great sadness that the family of Ben Ballek announce the passing of our father, grandfather and greatgrandfather and friend on Monday, August 15, 2005. Vigil of Prayer will be held on Wednesday, August 17 at 7:30 in St. Ann's Roman Catholic Church, Watrous, SK. The Mass of the Christian Burial will be held on Thursday, August 18 at 10:30 a.m. in St. Ann's Roman Catholic Church celebrated by Father Les Paquin.
- Herbert J. aged 88 years of Watrous, SK passed away at St. Paul's Hospital in Saskatoon on Friday June 4th, 2010. The Mass of the Christian Burial will be held on Tuesday June 8th at 11:00 a.m. and Vigil for the Deceased will held at 7:00 p.m. on Monday June 7th both at St. Ann's Roman Catholic Church in Watrous. Interment will take place in Marysburg Cemetery. Herb is survived by his loving wife Anne; and their six children, Kathy (Allan), Marlin (Karen), Marianne (Fraser), James (Bonnie), Brad (Jacky), Susan (Jeff); 13 grandchildren: 2 great grandchildren; brother Gary (Serena); sisters, Hedy and Rose.
- John (1943 - 2016) passed away peacefully in White Rock, BC on June 2016. He was born in Glasgow Scotland and emigrated to Canada with his parents at a young age. He spent his childhood in Manor, SK. John eventually moved to Watrous, SK in the late 1960s where he resided until his retirement at which time he moved to Saskatoon. John and Terry moved to White Rock, BC in 2010. John was an avid sports fan, loved his "Riders" and golf. He had a special affection for family and especially enjoyed spending time with his nieces and nephews. John is survived by his wife of 42 years, Terry (nee Isherwood), his daughter, Stephanie (Sean Griffin), sister Heather Strack, brothers, Terry, Rick and Bill; sisters-in-law, Sharon Carlson and Jean Isherwood and several nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his parents Rene and Cathy Bax,parents-in-law Roy and Merle Isherwood, brother Robert, brothers-in-law Ed Strack and Gary Isherwood. A Celebration of Life will be held on Friday, June 24th 2016, at 2:00 p.m. in the Watrous Civic Centre.
- Theresa Ann Beavers died peacefully at Royal University Hospital in Saskatoon on Thursday October 30th, 2014 at the age of 79. A private family service, conducted by Pastor Marilyn Stobbs will be held on Friday November 7th at Fotheringham's Chapel in Watrous. Interment will follow in Watrous Cemetery.
- Dorothea Sylvia (nee Haaland). With great sadness, the family of Dorothea Sylvia Haaland Beck announce that she passed away on her 90th birthday, December 14, 2000. Sylvia was predeceased by her beloved husband John August Beck, her brothers Burton Haaland and Ben Haaland, and her sister Gloria Haaland. Our thoughts are also with Ursula Edwards, Phyllis Asay and May Haaland on the passing of their sister, and with her many nieces and nephews. Sylvia was born in Watrous, Saskatchewan the second child of Emma and Bert Haaland. Sylvia spent her youth in Watrous attending school and enjoying her summers with friends at Manitou Beach. Sylvia was a bright and vivacious woman. Sylvia graduated from Saskatoon Normal School in 1930 and returned to Watrous District to teach school. Sylvia always fondly remembered these years. It was in Watrous that Sylvia met and married John August Beck (married in 1933). John was a farmer in Renown, Saskatchewan. While in Watrous, Sylvia and John were blessed with the birth of their children, Brian and Joan. When the war broke out, John joined the Royal Canadian Air Force, and at this time the family travels began. One notable station was on Bella Bella Island in British Columbia. There the family shared many memorable experiences. After the war, John and Sylvia purchased a General Store in Girvin, Sask., where they worked together in partnership and raised their family. In 1957, Sylvia returned to her teaching career in Stalwart and Imperial, Sask. She made many friends in these communities and retained fond memories of her many students. Upon retirement, John and Sylvia moved to Regina where they enjoyed a very happy and busy social life. They cherished this time spent with family, neighbors, and many new and old friends. After John passed away in 1976, Sylvia continued a very active and full life (with many interests including, bridge, quilting and travel), and as a devoted and loving mother and grandmother. Sylvia's spirit, strength and devotion to family are cherished by us all. We will celebrate her life. Sylvia will be greatly missed and lovingly remembered by her son Brian and wife Jan, her daughter Joan and husband John, her grandchildren, Heather, Steven, Sean and wife Sylvia, Stewart and wife Nardos, and Shannon. Her life and our memories will be proudly passed on to her great grandchildren Jack, Max and Nicole. Funeral Service will be held at 1:30 p.m. on Monday, December 18, 2000 at Speers Funeral Chapel, Regina.
- Joseph Wilfred died peacefully on November 26, 2007, at the age of 88 years, at Circle Drive Special Care Home in Saskatoon. He is deeply missed by his loving wife, Florence to whom he was married for 68 years; his daughter, Mary (Grant) Sawchuk; his sons, Larry (Carol), Douglas (Bonnie), Donald (Anne) and Murray (Lorraine); his grandchildren, Ellen and James Sawchuk, Craig (Judith) Bentham and Kirk (Lily) Bentham, Luke (Tracy) Bentham and Megan (Brad) Campbell, Alison (Graham) Rudge and Tyler Bentham, Ricarda and Davida Bentham; great grandchildren, Tarynn, Rhys, Jackson, Nathaniel, Jesse and Finnen. He was predeceased by his parents, Lambert and Hattie Bentham and his brothers, Frank (Ginger) and Richard (Loah) Bentham. Of his immediate family, he is survived by his sister, Ruby Osselton. He will be missed by all those who have been touched by his and Florence's ceaseless acts of friendship and loyalty, and their selfless generosity. Joseph (Joe, to everyone) was born January 23, 1919 at Spyhill, SK. He grew up there and in Watrous and Biggar where his father was a railroader. He began his working life with Saskatoon Sand and Gravel, located in the Floral District, where he met and married Florence, the daughter of Polish immigrants (Anton and Antonia Zluchoski) who farmed in the area. Adept at an early age at creating and repairing all things mechanical, he began his career with the Department of Highways as superintendent of its Repair Depot, first in Rosetown (1945-1959), then Saskatoon (1959-1980). He retired early (after 35 years) to devote time to farming, just east of Saskatoon on land first farmed by his father-in-law. Joe and Flo's full-time retirement years were spent in Saskatoon where they volunteered countless hours at the Western Development Museum fulfilling their lifelong interest and enthusiasm for prairie history. Joe also volunteered his services to administration, first to the Rosetown Town Council and then to the Rural Municipality of Corman Park Council. The last of Joe's healthy years were spent with Florence in their condominium at Circle Drive Place where, on a daily basis, they could look out to the east at the open prairie they so loved and in the distance Floral, the locale in which they first met and now must part. The family wishes to thank all the caregivers at the Circle Drive Special Care Home for the compassionate care and attention given to Joseph. Funeral Services will be conducted by Rev. Norman Laird on Saturday December 1st 2007 at 1:30 p.m. at Bethel United Church, followed by a reception in the church hall prior to the committal service and interment at Floral Cemetery.
— Eric Nicholas Bergstrom, born in Aspas, Sweden, 1884. He leaves his widow, Laura, at the residence, 1711 Ruby Road; daughters; Mrs. George Sinclair, (Margot); Mrs. T. Graham, (Audrey); Mrs. K. Dillabaugh (Helen); all in Victoria; sons Lyle of Regina, Sask., Eugene of Saskatoon, Sask, Lloyd of Dartmouth, N.S., Brant, Napanee, Ont., and Russell of Qualicum; B.C.; also a sister, Mrs. A. Hawkinson, Barron, Wisconsin, USA. Funeral services will be held in McCall Bros. Funeral Chapel on Wednesday, May 6, 1959 at 10.30 a.m., Rev. Dugrlas Carr officfating, followed by cremation.
- Eugene, died September 23, 1997; quietly, courageous throughout his life and in his final battle with cancer and a stroke. Predeceased by 19 days, by his wife Wendy and lovingly remembered by his only son Craig, daughter-in-law Danielle, grandsons Nicholas and Carl-Phillip. Survived by his brothers, Lloyd (Victoria), Russell (Qualicom Beach), and Brandt (Napanee, Ont.). Gene was a decorated WWll veteran (British Empire Medal, Burma Star, Africa Star) in the Merchant Marine and RAF, passionate about the Canada he loved and protected. Following the war he courted and wed his wife for the next 51 years, Wendy. Gene graduated from Commerce at UBC and worked his entire life, intil retirement at age 65 in 1981, for Marshall Wells Co. in Penticton, Nelson, Saskatoon, Winnipeg, eventually attaining Vice Presidency. Conservative and principled, Gene would never ask for a favour but was always there to help. His wife suffered a tragic accident in 1982 and for 15 years in their retirement he was a tower of strength and a caregiver in the fight to maintain her dignity and independence. The family wishes to express our sincere gratitude to Drs. Grymalowski and Kroll and the entire staff of 2 North, Evergreen House. Gene never complained, he accepted his fortune and his fate and for most of his life just did what was the right and honest thing to do. "Rest in peace Dad and no more 3 putts". Commemorative gathering of friends and family Saturday, September 27, 10:00 a.m. Boal Chapel, First Memorial Funeral Home, 1505 Lillooet Road, North Vancouver.
— Laura M. (nee Breen) on January 14, 1980 of 1404-730 Humboldt Street, Victoria, B.C. Peacefully. Survived by five sons, Lyle (Regina, Saskatchewan), Eugene (Winnipeg, Manitoba), Llovd (Washington, D.C.), Brant (Winnipeg, Manitoba) and Russell (Victoria); two daughters. Margot Sinclair (Victoria) and Audrey Graham (Pritchard, B.C.); grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Predeceased bv her husband, Eric N., and daughter, Helen Dillabaugh. Memorial service will be held Thursday, January 17, 1980 at 11:00 a.m. in the Chapel of First Memorial Services, 4725 Falaise Drive. Dr. Rev. H. Kerlev officiating. Cremation.
- Lloyd George (CP01 Retired). Born 16 Oct 1916 near Melville, Sask , died at 92 years of heart failure at home Sunday 30 August 2009 with his wife Georgette by his side. He lived well to the end. Daughters Linda (Joe) and Cynthia (David) will be grateful to him forever. Lloyd met and married Georgette Lapierre in Montreal while serving with the RCN during WWII. They raised their family in Victoria and Dartmouth. After a full military career, he joined Foreign Affairs to continue serving his country around the world for 15 more years in Moscow, Guyana, Iran, Turkey, Cuba and Washington, DC. Retirement years included considerable golfing and volunteering in Melbourne, Florida and Victoria. He was predeceased by his parents, Laura and Eric, six brothers & sisters, one grand child, and one great-grand child. He is survived by his wife, daughters and brother Brant (Dorothy). His legacy includes grandchildren Maya, Chuck (Inga), Georgette (Yariv), and Christa and great-grandchildren Hannah, Ma'ayan, Tzippy and Ari. Well done, Pop." Funeral at St. Paul's Anglican Church, 1379 Esquimalt Road, Friday 4 September, 2:00 pm, the Rev. Canon Andrew Gates officiating. officiating.
— Lyle Herbert, B.A., B Paed., age 8O years, dearly beloved husband of Mrs. Dorothy Bergstrom, Regina. Predeceased by two sisters: Audrey and Helen. He is survived by his wife, Dorothy, one son, Wayne of Victoria; four brothers: Lloyd (Georgette) of Florida and Victoria, Dr. Brandt (Dorothy) of Napanee, Ontario, Eugene (Wendy) of Vancouver, Russel (Dorothy) of Victoria; one sister, Margot of Victoria. Mr. Bergstrom was a school teacher and principal from 1931-1944; Superintendent of Schools from 1944-1956; Chief Superintendent of Schools from 1958-1963; Assistant Deputy Minister of Education from 1963-1965 and Deputy Minister of Education from 1965-1973. As well, Mr. Bergstrom was the Grand Master for the Grand Lodge of Saskatchewan A.F. & A.M., in 1960-61; from 1972-1979 he was the Provincial Grand Master of the Royal Order of Scotland, and served as Sovereign Grand Commander of the Supreme Council, Ancient and Accepted Rite of Freemasonry of Canada from 1982-1985. Funeral Service will be held on Wednesday, August 12, 1992, at 2:00 p.m. In Wesley United Church, 3913 Hillsdale Street, with Rev. R.S. Harper officiating. Interment In Riverside Memorial Park.
- Russell Louis passed away peacefully on May 7, 2008 at Nanaimo Regional General Hospital, with grandson Eric at his side and his family nearby. Born December 8,1921 in Venn, SK, raised in Melville, SK and moved to Vancouver Island after his military service during WWI. Russell was a member of Concorde Masonic Lodge, Parksville, BC. He was predeceased by his wife Dorothy, May 10,1994 and his grandson Justin Kelly, September 27, 2004. Surviving him are his five children, Louise (Nanaimo), Bill (Alberta), Bob (Cumberland), Kathryn (Victoria), David (Errington) and his grandchildren; Peter Kelly, Eric and Elizabeth Bergstrom, Colin and Hayley Ferster and great-grandsons, Damian, Nicholas and Alexander. Russell also has two surviving brothers, Lloyd (Victoria) and Brant (Ontario). The family is very grateful to Russell's friends and caregivers over the past 14 years. No service by request. Cremation.
- Mabel Lillian (nee Stoner) passed away on February 15, 2004 in Saskatoon. Our beloved mother, grandmother and greatgrandmother will be greatly missed. She is survived by her children, Graham (Margaret) Berry of Owen Sound, ON and Wayne (Rosemarie) Berry, Carol (Brian) Thirsk, Grant (Candace) Berry, Warren (Marilyn) Berry, Laurie (Tom) Paul and Murray (Trudy) Berry, all of Saskatoon. She was predeceased by her children, Donald (Kenny) Berry and Judith Berry. Mabel is also survived by 22 grandchildren and 17 great-grandchildren. She was born on a farm near Demaine, SK. on August 26, 1917. Besides the many years that Mabel lived in Watrous, SK., she also spent time in Lanigan, Tillsonburg, ON and her last 16 years in Saskatoon. Her family meant a great deal to her. Her precious grandchildren and great-grandchildren were always a tremendous source of joy for her.
- Herman Maitland of Allan, SK., passed away peacefully at Luther Home in Saskatoon, SK., on November 11th, 2003, at the age of 88 years. Herman was born on December 29th, 1914, at Venn, SK. He was raised and schooled in the area before farming with his father. In 1945, he married Kathleen Anderson of Watrous, SK. They continued to farm south of Venn until 1951 when the move to Allan was made along with 11 other families to form the South Allan Cooperative Farm. The Co-op farm dissolved in 1964 and they began farming on their own. Kay passed away in 1978 and Herman stayed living on the farm with special care until 2002. Herman had two sons, Doug and John Allan. Doug and his wife Patsy started farming with him in 1967. John Allan practiced law in Vancouver. Herman was predeceased by his parents, Ephraim and Janet; his wife, Kay; and sister, Anne. He leaves to mourn his passing his sons, Doug (Patsy) of Allan, SK, and their children, Kirk (Barb), Kelly (Wanda), Karlene (Tim), and Kent (Wanda), and nine great grandchildren; son, John Allan of Vancouver, along with his daughters, Melinda and Katelyn; sisters, Jean Olah (Jim) of Watrous, Gladys of Olds, AB, and Mae of Vernon, BC; and special friend and care giver Shirley Nelson of Allan, SK. A Private Family Service will be held with interment to follow in the Watrous Cemetery, Watrous, SK.
- Arthur Conrad "Con" (June 17, 1947 - June 16, 2012). A Celebration of the life of Arthur Conrad Borsheim "Con" will be held on June 22, 2012 in the Watrous Civic Centre at 2:00 p.m. Con was born on June 17, 1947 in Nokomis, the oldest of four children. He grew up on the family farm, attended school in Venn and Watrous, and graduated from the U of S College of Commerce. He loved spending time with family and friends enjoying good food, drink, and sharing wisdom. Con had a love of hockey as a player, coach, spectator, and fan. He worked in the agricultural industry his whole life from farmer to consultant. His last position was the CEO of Parkland Ventures Inc. As a progressive visionary thinker, Con became an invaluable and influential advisor for farmers across Saskatchewan. He believed in empowering people and his management style was to lead from behind. It is so hard to comprehend Con's death; he met cancer as a warrior. He passed peacefully in the arms of The Creator's love June 16, 2012 at his home in Watrous surrounded by family. Con was predeceased by his son Max, mother Gwenyth Borsheim, mother and father-in-law Alice and Jack Bearss. He is survived by his life partner and best friend Margie, sons Les, Stu and Mike, grandchildren Ashley, Ryden and Amber, father Les, sisters Eroca, Oriol and Mary Ellen (Ed) brothers and sisters-in- law, aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, and cousins.
- Gwenyth Irene (nee Stalder) of Watrous aged 84 years, passed away at Manitou Lodge on Sunday, October 5th, 2008. The Funeral Service will be held in the Watrous United Church on Saturday, October 11, 2008 at 11:00 a.m. with Rev. Deborah Smith officiating. Interment in Venn Cemetery.
- Leslie (June 24, 1917 - September 23, 2013). Mr. Les Borsheim, aged 96 years, passed away at Watrous Hospital on Monday, September 23, 2013. A Memorial Celebration of Life will be held in the Watrous Civic Centre, Watrous, Sask. on Saturday, October 12th at 3:00 p.m. Private Family Interment in Venn Cemetery.
- Frank William "Skip" passed away suddenly in his home at the age of 61 years. Frank was pre-deceased by his parents William and Mary-Jane Boulding. Left to cherish his memory is his wife Shirley; daughter Shannon (Greg) Thomson; grandchildren Camryn and Cole; son Darrin (Bonnie); grandchildren Justin, Jordan "Lou", Jeromy "Zoofer"; son Shawn (MJ); three brothers and two sisters as well as numerous nieces, nephews and friends. Frank was born in Watrous, Sask. on November 5th, 1942. In his younger years he started out in Avonhurst with his own trucking business, Frank Boulding & Sons Livestock & Grain Trucking. In the mid 70's he began trucking for United Feeds and moved on to Western Feed Mills until he retired in 1997. After his retirement he began working at the Sherwood Forrest Golf and Country Club and trucking fuel for Husky. A FUNERAL SERVICE will be held at the Regina Funeral Home, HWY #1 East on Friday, December 5, 2003 at 10:00 a.m. with the interment to follow at the Regina Memorial Gardens.
- Eleanor Louise Boulton (nee Ewing), late of Regina, passed away on Sunday, December 3, 2006 at the age of 92 years. Predeceased by her husband Stanley Edward Boulton in 1988; daughter Ronalee Ann Robertson in 1996; parents The Rev. William Phoenix Ewing and Lydia Ethel Lorraine (nee Connolly); sister Lorraine (Jack) Moore; brothers Ted (Rita) Ewing, Norman (Marge) Ewing and Ken (Marion) Ewing. Eleanor is survived by two sons Gordon Ross (Linda) and Bruce Edward (Sonja); grandchildren Jeff Boulton (Shelly), Adrienne Boulton-Funke (Geoff), Karen Robins (Chris), Grant Boulton (Apollonia), Allyson Sawyer (Jim), Ryan Robertson (Selina); great-grandchildren: Jay Boulton, Jordon Boulton, Quinn Funke, Nate Funke, Andrew Robins, Justin Robins, RJ Tupy, Micaela Sawyer, Fulton Sawyer, Barley-Ann Bowman; and numerous nieces, nephews and their children. Eleanor was born in Mission, British Columbia. Throughout her childhood the family moved frequently due to the nature of her father's work as a United Church minister. Watrous, Sask. was one of her favorite places and was where she graduated from grade twelve. Subsequently, she trained and graduated as a nurse in Prince Albert. Eleanor married Stan in April, 1940. Together with three children the family eventually moved to Regina in 1957. With the exception of a few years, Regina has remained her home. Church has always been important to Mom and as such, has been a long time member of the Broadway United Church and member of the Regina Chapter #7, Order of Eastern Star. Memorial Service will be held Thursday, December 7, 2006 at 2:00 p.m. at Broadway United Church, 105 Broadway Avenue, Regina, with The Rev. Jim Balfour officiating. Interment will take place in the Riverside Memorial Park, Regina, Saskatchewan. Appreciation is extended to the staff of Qu'Appelle House, Sunset Extendicare and The Regina Lutheran Home for their kindness and exceptional care.
- John Victor. The death of John Victor Bourassa aged 86 years of Watrous, SK. occurred on Sunday, September 16, 2001 at the Watrous Hospital Watrous, SK. A Vigil of Prayer will be held at St. Ann's Roman Catholic Church Watrous, SK. on Tuesday, September 18th at 6:30 p.m. The Funeral Mass will be held at St. Ann's R.C. Church on Wednesday September 19th at 11:00 a.m. conducted by Rev. Father Rheal Bussiere. Interment will take place in Watrous Cemetery. John is predeceased by his parents Romauld & Mederise Bourassa; brothers Arsene and Ralph; sister Ida; grand daughter Cindy. John will be sadly missed by Eva his wife of 49 years; son Kelly (Laura); daughter Norma (Ken); grandsons Blair, Keith (Susan); grand daughter Marianne (Kevin); five great grand sons; sister Laura, Lucy (John), Jean; brother Robert; as well as numerous nieces and nephews. John was born on November 7, 1914 in the Radville District.
- William "Bill" John. On July 1st, 2014, our loving father, husband, grandfather, brother, uncle and friend, William John Bourgeault, passed away unexpectedly at the Royal University Hospital in Saskatoon at the age of 71. He was surrounded by his loving family and close friends. Born on June 18, 1943, Bill grew up in Watrous, Saskatchewan. After graduating high school he went on to graduate with honours from the Credit Institute of Canada. From there he led a distinguished career of over 40 years with the credit unions of Saskatchewan, starting in the communities of St. Brieux, Val Marie and ending finally with the Lloydminster Credit Union as Manager of Finance. On July 1st, 1964 he married the love of his life, Denise in St. Brieux, Saskatchewan. They continued to live there with their three children, Paul, Laura and Nicole, until 1973, at which time Bill accepted a position as Branch Manager with the Lloydminster Credit Union in Lloydminster, Saskatchewan. It was there that they continued to raise their children and build an amazing life. He was very dedicated and involved with his community as a Lions Club member and a member of the Catholic School Board where he was very passionate about Catholic education in Lloydminster. His dedication to his family and his faith knew no bounds. Bill's overwhelming love, influence and generosity will be immensely missed by all of his family and friends. For those of you who came to Saskatoon on July 1st for Bill & Denise's 50th Anniversary celebrations, if you would like to bring any of those cards and gifts to the funeral service, there will be a place to put them. Bill was pre-deceased by his parents, Joseph and Alexina; sister-in-law, Donna Bourgeault; brother-in-law, Maynard Thomas and niece Susan Laird. Bill is survived by his wife, Denise; children, Paul (Kelly) Bourgeault, Laura Bourgeault (Edward Anger) and Nicole (Scott) Spann; grandchildren, Briana, Madison, Jacob, Alizabeth, Meghan and Maximus and siblings, Ron (Nan) Bourgeault, Joanne (Ben) Laird, Art (Kathy) Bourgeault and Jennie Lynn Thomas. Donations in memory of Bill may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society and/or the Canadian Heart & Stroke Foundation of Saskatchewan. The Vigil for Bill will be held at 6:30 p.m. on Monday, July 7, 2014 and the Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 2:00 p.m. on Tuesday, July 8, 2014. Rev. Father Colin Roy will be celebrant at both services which will be held at the Cathedral of the Holy Family (123 Nelson Rd.), Saskatoon, SK.
- Rodney L. of Wynyard passed away at Wynyard Hospital with his family by his side on July 17, 2009 at the age of 70 years. He will be remembered always and sorely missed by his loving partner Joan; his son Dean (Linda). He also leaves his mother Irene Boyko; his special grandson Breen; his only sibling, his sister Marlene (Zane); niece Tiara and nephew Jason; numerous great nieces, nephews, cousins and countless friends. Rod was predeceased by his father Lloyd (Laddie) Boyko in 1996. At the age of 16 Rodney was an Oil Field worker. From there he was Police Officer in Strasbourg and then Chief of Police in Wynyard from 1964 - 1972. He owned the Plaza Hotel in Regina with two partners from 1972 - 1976. After this, the family moved to Copeland district where Rodney farmed the family land for several years. He then went to Watrous where Rodney and his wife Marlyne owned and operated the Watrous Hotel from 1980 - 1986. Next Rodney and his family moved to Martensville and then to Saskatoon where Rodney did security work. In 1998 Rodney retired in Wynyard. During retirement Rodney enjoyed filling his time working with wood, liked gardening and loved his flowers. Rodney had a passion for the outdoors, he loved boating, fishing, camping and hunting. He loved his family and enjoyed all family gatherings. A closed Memorial Service to celebrate Rodney's life was held on Monday, July 20, 2009 at 2:00 p.m. from Tompkins Funeral Home at the Wynyard Ukrainian Hall.
- Albert Alfred (1880 - 1935) son of Alfred & Matilda. The death of Alfred Bridle, 55, occurred in a Saskatoon hospital on Friday last following an illness of several months. Deceased was born in New York state and some 31 years ago homesteaded in the Amazon district, later residing in Watrous. He leaves his widow, Florence May (nee Reed) two brothers, Charles at Renown and one in the United States, and fives sisters, all residents of the States. Several of the latter visited their deceased brother just a few weeks ago. The remains were forwarded to Fotheringham's funeral home, Watrous, and the funeral was held on Monday afternoon, service being conducted in the United church by Rev. W. P. Ewing. Internment took place in Watrous cemetery. The following were pallbearers: Messrs. W. M. Claffy, D. Davies, J. A. Findlay, A. Burke, Archie Wilson, J. Pinkerton. The grave was covered with beautiful floral offerings sent by the following sympathizing friends: Father and mother, Mr. and Mrs. Charles Bridle and family, sisters and brothers, Mrs. D. Barrie and Stewart, James Pinkerton, A. Davis, United Church Ladies' Aid, Mr. and Mrs. Noman Hutchinson, Mr. and Mrs. Harold Reid, Mr. and Mrs. Victor Fines, Mrs. Gorham and family, Mr. and Mrs. Hogan, Joseph Denbeck and family, Mr. and Mrs. Chris Pontikes.
- Charles (1878 - 1955). The death of Charles Bridle, son of Alfred & Matilda, well known resident of this district before the Province was formed, occurred in the Watrous Union Grove Hospital on January 6, 1955 following a lingering illness. The funeral, under the auspices of the I.O.O.F., was held from Watrous United Church, under the direction of Fotheringham's Funeral Home, on Saturday, Jan. 8. The service was conducted by the rev. D. E. Browne, and casket bearers were Messrs. Don McKenzie, C.D. McKenzie, Roy Steeves, Arnold Eytcheson, W.E. Clark, and B.D. Beavers. In addition to the lovely flowers, numerous contributions were received for memorials in both the church and hospital. Burial was made in Watrous cemetery. Charles Bridle was born on August 22, 1878, in New York State. He came to Canada and located on a homestead in the Ridgeford district in 1903, before townsites in this area were surveyed. On February 28, 1912, deceased was united in marriage with Flora Emily Handley in the Anglican Church at Elbow. Mr. and Mrs. Bridle farmed in the Amazon district until 1915 when they moved to Elbow. They operated a farm there until 1945 when they purchased the late Carl Pearson farm, east of Watrous. In addition to their farming interests, Mr. and Mrs. Bridle owned several cottages at Manitou Beach. Deceased had been ill for some considerable time, and only late in 1954 had Mr. and Mrs. Bridle made arrangements to spend the winter in Phoenix, Ariz. However, he became worse and was admitted to the local hospital. He was always keenly interested in community affairs, and was very active in farm and other organizations. The late Charles Bridle is survived by his wife, five sons and two daughters: Wm. Bridle, Watrous; Mrs. Don (Olive) Gabruch, Highgate, Sask.; Pear, Walter, Owen and Thomas, at Watrous, and Ross in Regina. He also had eight grandchildren and one sister, Mrs. Bess Florence, of Mason City, Iowa. Personal friends from Elbow, Simpson and many other points attended the funeral.
- Walter E. Bridle died on April 26, 2002 at Sherbrooke Veterans Village. He was born at Elbow, SK. April 21, 1922, Walter is survived by Jeanne, the mother of their two daughters, Lynne (Walter) Keffer, Watrous, SK, Danielle (Tom) fraser, Saskatoon; and two grandsons, Jarit (Lisa) Fraser and Nelson Fraser of Saskatoon. Walter was the fourth of seven children born to Charies and Flora Bridle, He is survived by his sister, Olive (Dan) Gabruch, Battleford, SK; brothers, Ross (Shirley) of Kelowna, BC, Owen (Eileen) Salmon Arm, BC, Tom Bridie of Calgary, AB; and numerous nieces and nephews, He was predeceased by his mother and father; sister, Pearl; brother, Alfred; and sister-in-law Bertha, Walter served with the Regina Rifles, Signal Corps in World War II, He saw action in Europe at the time of the D-Day Landing, Walter was a talented, self taught craftsman designing and building many trailers and house boats, He also operated Bridle Auto Body Shop at Watrous for many years. Cremation. There will be no funeral service. A Private Interment of Ashes will take place at the Watrous Cemetery, His memory will be cherished, A special thank you to the staff at the Sherbrooke Veterans Village of Poppy Lane for the kind and compassionate care Walter received.
- John J. (September 22, 1947 - October 6, 2009). The death of John J. Britz, aged 62 years, occurred at Watrous Union Hospital on Tuesday, October 6th, 2009. John is survived by his loving wife, Eleanor and family. The Mass of the Christian Burial will be held in St. Ann's Roman Catholic Church, Watrous, Saskatchewan on Saturday, October 10th at 10:30 a.m. Interment will follow in Watrous Cemetery. Fotheringham McDougall Funeral Service of Watrous and Nokomis in care of arrangements.
- David John (December 4, 1954 - August 25, 2013). David John Broadfoot passed away on Sunday, August 25, 2013 at the age of 58 years. He is now with his Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ. David was predeceased by his father John Broadfoot. He is survived by his mother, Neta Broadfoot; and brothers, Andy & Irena of Watrous, Rod & Myrna of Regina, Don & Debbie of Osler, Ken & Sheila of Watrous, and Laurence & Wendy of Allan. The Funeral Service will be held in Fotheringhamís Funeral Chapel, Watrous, Saskatchewan on Thursday, August 29th at 2:00 p.m. Interment in Watrous Cemetery.
- John "Jack" Alexander aged 86 years of Watrous, SK., passed away peacefully at Watrous Hospital on Monday, November 24th, 2008 after a short battle with cancer. The Funeral Service will be held in the Watrous Civic Centre on Saturday, November 29th, 2008 at 2:00 pm with Pastor Doug Gregory and Pastor Darren Holland officiating. Private Family Interment in Watrous Cemetery to follow. John was born January 10, 1922 in Saskatoon, SK to Robert William and Mabel Sarah Broadfoot (nee Kirktown). John grew up on the family farm in the Plymouth School District near Watrous. He attended school at Plymouth, Watrous High School, the Kitchener Mennonite Bible School and the Canadian Bible College in Regina. John married Neta Friesen of Duchess, AB., December 30, 1953 and they raised six boys together on the farm. Left to mourn his passing are his loving wife Neta; sons David, Andrew (Irena) all of Watrous, Rod (Myrna) and sons Erick and Geordie of Regina, Don (Debbie) of Osler and daughter Vicki (Fred Dhuez) of Saskatoon, Ken (Sheila) and children Sarah and Graham of Watrous, Laurence (Wendy) and son Kyle of Allan; sisters Roberta (Allan) Todd of Watrous and Audrey Fisher of Regina. He was predeceased by his parents; and brother-in-law Ivan Fisher.
- Neta (nee Friesen) February 14, 1924 - December 24, 2013. Mrs. Neta Broadfoot, aged 89 years, of Watrous passed away on Tuesday Dec. 24, 2013 at Central Parkland Lodge, Lanigan, Saskatchewan. She is now with her Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ. Neta was predeceased by her husband John and son David. She is survived by her sons and their families, Andy (Irena) of Watrous; Rod (Myrna) and their sons Erick and Geordie of Regina; Don (Debbie) of Osler and their daughter Vicki of Saskatoon; Ken (Sheila) and their children Sarah and Graham of Watrous; Laurence (Wendy) and their son Kyle of Allan, SK. The Funeral Service will be held in Watrous Civic Centre on Monday, December 30th at 2:00 p.m. Interment in Watrous Cemetery.
- Cleta Mae (nee Hunt) passed away on December 21, 2008 after a lengthy stay in Manitou Lodge, Watrous, SK. She was born in Watrous on February 17, 1925 and is survived by her older brother, John A. Hunt of Medford, Oregon; and numerous relatives. Cleta was predeceased by her loving husband, William (Bill) Brown; her mother, Sara and father, John Albert; her brothers, Wallace and Harold; and her sister, Margaret. Cleta worked in a number of professions following graduation from high school. Her jobs varied from secretarial/receptionist positions to farming for over 20 years with her husband Bill, whom she married in 1956. She was a wonderful caregiver to her mother and father in their later years. After Bill and Cleta retired from farming, they owned and operated Brown's Motel at Manitou Beach for nearly 20 years. Bill and Cleta retired to Watrous in the mid-90's. Family and friends remember great barbeques and dinners at the farm and at Manitou Beach. Cleta was an active member of All Saints Anglican Church in Watrous for many years. The family is grateful for the kind and compassionate care she received from the staff at Manitou Lodge and Watrous hospital. A celebration of Cleta's life will be held at All Saints Anglican Church, Watrous SK on January 10th at 2:00 p.m.
- Robert William (July 13, 1934 - July 11, 2015 aged 80 years). Born to Kenneth and Clarabelle Brown at Glenbush SK. Having lost his father at an early age he learned the value of hard work and what it took to lead a fullfilling life. He enjoyed many sports, hockey, fastball, curling and golf. He had a great sense of humour which was with him to the end. He attended school in Glenbush and went on to work in BC, Alberta and Saskatchewan with the Department of Highways, Pulp and Paper, IGA grocery and lastly at Colonsay Potash mine. He held many positions there including load out, surface, and lastly underground where he earned his electrical ticket. He was proud to be president of the union where he negotiated fair changes to salaries and benefits. In 2010 he lost the love of his life, Vivian Ellen Brown. He is lovingly remembered by his four children, Jana (Blaine) Thompson, Karen (Roger) Hedlin, Darren (Denise) Brown, Jason (Sue) Brown; 11 grandchildren and one great grandson. Family was all important to dad; family reunions, suppers, card games, and just being together. Dad – grandpa - great grandpa - thank you for all your love and support hugs and kisses. The memorial service will be held in Our Redeemer's Lutheran Church in Watrous, SK on Saturday, August 15 at 2 p.m. Interment will follow in Watrous Cemetery.
- Vivian Ellen (nee Maksuta) May 5, 1936 - September 15, 2010 age 74 years. Vivian was born to Alex and Lemina Maksuta at Alticain, Sask. She was raised on the farm for 3 years then moved to town where her family operated a grocery store. In 1945, at the age of 9 moved to Glenbush, Sask. where she completed her public and high school years. As a young girl and throughout her adult years she loved her sports, curling, softball and golf, winning the Northwest division in curling and competing further at the Northern finals with a 98% rating. She attended teachers college in Saskatoon and taught at Avery school, Glenbush school and Cresent Valley in Hinton, Alberta. In August of 1958 she married her best friend and love of her life, Robert (Bob) Brown. They had four children Jana (Blaine) Thompson, Karen (Roger) Hedlin, Darren (Denise) Brown, Jason (Suzanne) Brown and eleven grandchildren. She is predeceased by her mother and father Alex and Lemina Maksuta and brother Alvin Maksuta. During her life she lived in various locations starting in Saskatchewan, heading to B.C. with a stop in Hinton, Alberta then to Regina and to the final stop, Watrous SK. She was active in many community activities, School board, Brownies, Guides, Arts council, Golf course executive. She organized with two other women the Women's Golf Tournament for 5 years. While raising her family she was involved in Band and Choir, hockey and many other school and extra curricular activities. Family was all important to her, suppers, gatherings and reunions and games around the table. Viv/Mom thank you for the love you gave us. Hugs and kisses. The Memorial Service will be held in Our Redeemer's Lutheran Church in Watrous on Saturday September 18th at 3:00 p.m.
- Mildred (nee Korol). On Sunday, October 17, 2010, Mildred Burghardt entered her new life with Our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ. Dearly loved by her family, Mildred is survived by one daughter, Beverley Sutherland, and five sons, David (Jane), Richard (Therese), Jerome (Annette), Robert (Cheryl) and Roy (Beverly); as well as twelve grandchildren and eighteen great-grandchildren. She is also survived by her only sister, Jeanette Mitchell of Watrous, Saskatchewan. Mildred was predeceased by her husband of 58 years, William George (Bill) in 1999; her only brother, Stephen (Canadian Army) in 1944 and her son-in-law, John Sutherland in 1999. Mildred was born in Renown, SK. on April 22, 1922 to William and Lena (Mazurkewich) Korol. After her family moved to Grenfell she met and married Bill. Mom and Dad lived in Grenfell, Port Alberni, Jansen, Radville, Watrous and Avonlea prior to moving to Edmonton in 1970. Mom was a devout and active Catholic; she was a dedicated member of the Catholic Women's League (CWL) in St. Agnes Parish as well as in Radville and Watrous where she served as President. Mildred was a wonderful wife, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother and friend. She will be deeply missed. Mildred was a blessing to us all. The family is grateful to the staff of Millwoods Shepherd's Care for caring for our mother over the last five years. Mom spoke highly of the dedicated staff who provided care for her. Friends are invited to join the family for prayers on Friday, October 22 at 7:00 p.m. at St. Theresa's Roman Catholic Church, Edmonton, AB. Mass of the Resurrection will be celebrated Saturday, October 23 at 1:30 p.m. by Rev. Jim Corrigan at St. Theresa's Roman Catholic Church.
- John Alvin. The death of John (Jack) Alvin Burke, aged 79 years of Watrous, SK occurred at City Hospital Saskatoon, with his family by his side, on Wednesday January 16, 2002. The Funeral Service will be held in the Watrous Legion Hall Watrous, SK. on Saturday, January 19th at 11:00 a.m. Officiating will be Cannon Lanny Hinde. Predeceased by his wife Evelyn; brother Bill (William): parents Alvin & Laura (Jamieson) Burke. Jack is survived by his 2 daughters Carolyn Komarniski and Maureen Taylor and their respective families Greg, Amanda, Burke Komarniski and Greg, Jenaya, Jobie Taylor; one brother Homer and wife Alice.
- Colleen Mary. It is with great sadness that we announce the unexpected passing of Colleen Mary Burkitt of St. Paul, AB, formerly of Stewart Valley, SK, on May 1, 2014 at the age of 56 years. She is survived by her loving companion, Emile Senecal; children, Riley Campbell (Kye Dolter) and Brady Campbell (Fallon Rohrich) both of Swift Current and Hailey Campbell of Regina; mother, Margaret Burkitt of Watrous; three sisters, Maureen (Les) Gartner of Watrous, Lynn (Bob) Freundl of Medicine Hat, AB and Lori (Greg) Meddins of Young; nieces, Lacey Meddins (Craig Anderson) and Marcie Halyk (Ryan); numerous great-nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her dad, Lewis. Colleen was very passionate about her career as a registered nurse in which she practiced for over 30 years, taking her to various locations throughout Saskatchewan and Northern Alberta. Her hobbies included curling, hunting and fishing with Emile. She enjoyed travelling, canning with her daughter, Hailey and most importantly spending time with her family and friends. She will be greatly missed. Cremation has taken place and a Family Memorial Service will be held at a later date in Watrous.
- Lewis Clarence (October 7, 1924 - September 4, 2011). The death of Lewis Clarence Burkitt occurred peacefully at the Watrous Union Hospital on September 4, 2011 at the age of 86. He will be deeply missed by his loving wife of 54 years Margaret. His four daughters, Colleen Burkitt (Emile) St. Paul, Alberta, Maureen Gartner (Les) Watrous, SK, Lynn Burkitt (Bob) Medicine Hat, Alberta and Lori Meddins (Greg) Young, SK. Also to mourn his passing are his five grandchildren, Lacey Meddins (Greg), Marcie Halyk (Ryan), Riley Campbell, Brady Campbell, and Hailey Campbell. His four great grandchildren Carson and Harper Anderson and Keaton and Grady Halyk. Lewis was born on October 7, 1924 at Amazon, SK. He was the youngest and last survivor of the 5 children born to Joseph and Mary Burkitt. Dad was a farmer, and was always anxious to get into the field in the springtime. Dad married Margaret Lord of Bethune, SK on December 29, 1956 and the two began their lives together in Watrous. Their lives were busy starting a family, farming and Margaret working as a Registered Nurse. Watrous was their home, but to dad Amazon was truly his home roots. Dad's love for farming soon became dad's love for nature. He would spend countless hours driving around the countryside looking at the beauty of nature the world had to give. Dad was predeceased by his best friend, his dog Chevy, who has been waiting in the driver's seat for him, since they parted. A Private Family Graveside Service will be held in Watrous Cemetery on Wednesday, September 7, 2011.
- Agnes (nee Schroeder), aged 89 years, of Watrous passed away at Manitou Lodge in the Watrous District Health Complex, Watrous on Tuesday, December 13th, 2016. The Funeral Service will take place at Philadelphia Mennonite Brethren Church, near Watrous on Saturday, December 17th, 2016 at 2:00 pm. A Private Family Interment will take place in Philadelphia Mennonite Cemetery.
- Katherine (nee Janzen) was born December 26, 1909 to Jacob and Maria Janzen in Gnadenfeldt, Ukraine, a sister to Abraham and Mary. They survived battlefields of World War I, the Russian Revolution and ensuing famine. At this time Mom became aware of her need for a personal faith in Jesus, a decision that shaped her choices throughout life. As repression increased, they immigrated to Canada through Mennonite Central Committee sponsorship, settling with the Hugo Bartels near Drake. "Katie " attended Kansas Public School, mastering English, an advantage in employment as well as playing Scrabble into her 90's. Katie and Mary worked as domestic servants in Saskatoon and the Niagara Peninsula repaying their family's immigration dept. Katie was well liked and at one point had a proposal for marriage, albeit from an eight year old boy. While there she received letters from David Bushman, and soon a serious marriage proposal. Dave and Pete had lived in a 3 room lean-to near Lockwood, and this is where Dave brought his new bride in 1942. In 1948 Dave and Katie bought her parents farm near Watrous, and in 1958 volunteers help built a "new" house from salvaged lumber. Her sister Mary and husband were killed in a horrific traffic accident the same year. Farm life included milking cows, stacking loose hay, a huge garden and carrying water or melting snow for her gas washer. Electrification in 1969 eased these duties. Retiring to Watrous in 1976, Dave and Katie continued gardening to the delight of passers by. As health deteriorated, they moved to their children's acreage at Hague, and when Dave passed away in 1988, Katie rented a condo in West Portal Manor, and later a suite in Central Place. Her failing health necessitated Home Care, three months in Parkridge, and 33 months in Central Haven Special Care Home. We are grateful to all her care givers. Her personality and faith remained vibrant until her death. The Funeral Service will be held on Friday December 21, 2007 at 11:00 a.m. from Philadelphia Mennonite Brethren Church, Watrous, SK. with Pastor Darren Holland officiating. Interment will be held in the Philadelphia Mennonite Brethren Church Cemetery, Watrous.
- Tena (nee Neufeld) July 30, 1917 - January 20, 2015. Mrs. Tena Bushman passed away peacefully at Manitou Lodge in the Watrous District Health Complex on January 20th, 2015. The Funeral Service will be held in Philadelphia Mennonite Brethren Church near Watrous, Sask. on Saturday, January 31st at 11:00 a.m. Interment to follow.
- Brett Anne (September 6, 1988 – October 15, 2016). The death of Brett Busse, aged 28 years, occurred accidentally on Saturday, October 15, 2016 near Young, Saskatchewan. A Celebration of her Life will be held in the Watrous Civic Centre, Watrous, SK on Friday, October 21, 2016 at 11:00 a.m. Private Family Interment in Watrous Cemetery. Brett was predeceased by her grandparents, Mike and Doris Horbul and Allan Busse, cousins Garrett and John Horbul. She is survived by her loving family, parents Craig and Patti; brother Michael (Samantha Cleghorn), sisters, Rae, Carmen (Kevin) Douglas, and Kendel; grandmother Thelma Busse and by her nephews and niece, Chase, Max and Isabelle; aunts and uncles and many cousins.
- Rosemary "Toots" (nee Proctor). At home in Victoria, BC, on June 26, 2002. "Toots" to all that knew her, Rosemary Busse was born in Vancouver in 1928, an only child to Bill and Helen Proctor, later of Watrous, Sask. She was predeceased by her parents, infant daughter Sandra in 1956, infant grandson Stuart and husband George in 1987. Toots lived in Victoria since 1982, but grew up in Saskatchewan, where she still has many friends, as well, as George's brother Allan and his wife Thelma, of Simpson (children Glen, Craig, Eleanor and families). Toots and George's daughters, Janis Busse (John Fingarson) in Calgary, AB, Carol Busse (children John and Elizabeth Smith) in Sechelt, BC, and Maureen Campbell (John, and children Wil and Thom) in Victoria, remember their Mom and Grandma as a caring, eclectic, independent woman who encourage empathy and independence in them, stimulated a breadth of interests and passed on her ever present sense of humour. She was a great reader, enthusiastic traveler and journal-keeper. Her Saskatchewan friends and relatives will remember Toots as a businesswomen, art docent, dedicated volunteer for mental health, meals-on-wheels and numerous other projects, and retreating every summer to golf at Manitou Beach. Her Victoria friends include members of her book club, watercolour classmates, like minded lovers of the arts (especially Jazz and the Theater) and residents of the "Wynd." A family graveside service will be held in Watrous, Saskatchewan.
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- Ruby (January 17, 1914 - August 15, 2007). It is with sadness that we announce the passing of Ruby Cairns which occurred on Wednesday, August 15, 2007 at the age of 93 years. Ruby is survived by her loving daughter Lynne Weber; granddaughter Natalie Hawkeswood; great-grandchildren Brianne, Rachelle, and Riley Hawkeswood. Ruby was predeceased by her husband John; her parents, two sisters, one brother and one infant daughter. Ruby was born in Watrous and resided there until 1955 at which time she relocated to Saskatoon. For the past two years Ruby has resided at the Porteous Lodge. A private family service will be held. Cremation
- Elmer. The passing of Elmer Carlson, age 86, of Watrous, SK, occurred peacefully at Watrous Hospital on Monday, February 21, 2005. A Memorial Service date will be announced at a later time. Elmer was born to George and Martha Carlson on September 8, 1918 on the family farm near Boulder Lake, SK. He farmed with his parents at first and continued on in farming partnership with his brother, Gordon until 1970. From 1970 until his retirement in 1983 he was the caretaker for Watrous Manitou Lodge. Elmer is survived by his brother, Gordon (Joan); and his sisters-in-law, Mabel, Marge and Joy Carlson. He also leaves to mourn many relatives and friends. He was predeceased by his parents, George and Martha; his sister, Alice Scott; and brothers, Henry, Raymond, Walter, Harold, Kelly and Leslie Carlson; also brother-in-law, Fred Scott and sisters-in-law, Helgi, Ada and Sues Carlson. Elmer You were always there for everyone Always helping Always listening Always caring Always sharing Thank-you Elmer, thanks for everything. We will miss you! Love your family and friends.
- Henphen Franklin "Carl" (January 30, 1937 - April 4, 2010). It is with sadness the family of Carl Carlson announces his sudden passing at the age of 73 years. Carl was predeceased by his parents Harold and Mabel and one brother Ivan. Left to cherish his memory are his wife of 50 years Beverly; daughter Marla; son Wade; special daughter-in-law Maria; his precious grandchildren Kaden and Owen; sister Ada (Allen) MacLennan; brother Eric; sisters-in-law Gail (Bill) Corrigal and Donna Carlson; father-in-law John (Ursel) Baron; uncles Gord and Walter; numerous nieces, nephews and cousins. Carl grew up in the Venn, Govan and Englefeldt districts and moved to Saskatoon with his family to finish high school. After graduation, he joined the RCAF and served for three years. Upon leaving the RCAF, Carl spent most of his working life in the farm equipment industry. A majority of that time was spent in varied capacities with New Holland at the corporate and dealership level. Beginning in 1966 in Regina as a Credit Account Manager, Carl was then promoted to Sales Training Manager in 1969 which moved the family to Calgary. In the 70s, he was offered a promotion that would have meant a move to the US. Instead he bought into a N.H. dealership in Red Deer which he ran successfully with his business partners into the early 80s. In the 80s and 90s Carl worked at dealerships in Lethbridge and Edmonton and upon retirement moved to Regina to be closer to his grandkids. After 4 months of retirement (which he wasn't very good at!) he started a 'new' career selling New Holland construction equipment in Regina. Family was important to him and each one had a special place in his heart. His colleagues and customers were among his greatest friends and he felt privileged to have worked with all of them. At Carl's request, there will be no funeral service. Interment will take place at a later date.
- Mabel (nee Peterson) December 30, 1912 - March 5, 2009. Mabel passed away peacefully on March 5, 2009 at the Venta Seniors Home in Edmonton, AB. We will forever cherish the memory of our mother, grandmother, great grandmother, sister, aunt, and friend as well as her great generosity and friendship. Mabel was predeceased by husband, Harold in 1992 and son, Ivan in 2005. She is survived by her children, Ada (Al) of Red Deer, Carl (Bev) of Regina, Eric of Chilliwack; sister-in-law, Donna of Edmonton; brother, Walter (Maria) of Kelowna; brother-in-law, Gord (Joan) of Calgary; nine grandchildren and nine greatgrandchildren; many nieces and nephews and many, many friends. A celebration of life will be held in Watrous, SK. in the spring with graveside service in Venn, SK.
- Norman Arthur passed away peacefully at Royal University Hospital on Saturday, March 7, 2009 surrounded by his family and friends. A Celebration of Norman's Life will by held on Thursday, March 12, 2009 at 1:00 p.m. from Park Funeral Chapel, 311 Third Avenue North officiated by Isabel Buhr. Interment will take place in Hillcrest Memorial Gardens after the service and luncheon. Norman is lovingly remembered by his wife of 45 years, Annie; two daughters, Karen (Stephan) Reagan and Kirsty Carlson; son, Kevin (Joan) Carlson; three grandchildren, Ashley Reagan, Sarah (Adam) Von Niessen and Andrew McNab; mother-in-law, Ettie Croitor; brother, Fred and sister, June. Norman was born in Watrous, Sask. on July 4, 1927. He was the fourth of Adolph and Ellie Marie Carlson's thirteen children. A journeyman carpenter, Norman worked for various construction companies, the CNR and PCS Cory until his retirement. Norman was always available to lend a helping hand to those in need and enjoyed spending time with family and friends. The family expresses a special thank you to friends and neighbours for their kindness and concern during Norman's illness.
- Richard Edwin (February 4, 1942 - April 15, 2011). Richard died peacefully with his family by his side at St. Paul's Hospital on Friday, April 15, 2011. Richard was predeceased by his parents, Ada and Raymond Carlson; his brother, Glen Carlson; brothers-in-law, Lou Wood and Lawrence Zarubiak; parents-in-law, Vic and Elsie Reed; several nieces, nephews, aunts and uncles. Richard is survived by his loving wife, Nelda; daughter, Connie (Lawrence Armstrong); son, Warren; and grandchildren, Evan and Taylor Armstrong. Also surviving are brothers: Ken (Joan) Carlson, Ross (Betty) Carlson, Allen (Marilyn) Carlson, Robbin (Anne) Carlson, Hugh (Cheryl) Carlson; and sisters: Pearl Wood, Deanna (Vic) Hennigar, Sandra (Howard) Snell, Patricia Carlson; sisters-in-law, Lois Zarubiak, Norma (Gary) Read-Dunn; and many nieces, nephews and cousins. Richard was born on February 4, 1942 in the Venn area, Saskatchewan. He worked for 35 years for WestFair Foods (originally Shelly Brothers) starting in the warehouse and finally ending as Transportation Manager. Richard was a valued employee because of his common sense and his sense of human nature. He also gained a lot of his leadership abilities growing up and learning survival skills in a family of eleven. Richard enjoyed many years with his family living on an acreage at Grandora. He treasured his time spent at Grandora where he could happily raise cattle and many other assorted livestock. Richard cherished his many fishing and camping trips with various family and friends, was fond of auction sales (where he found many treasures and home-made pies) and especially always through his whole life "checking cars". He was also an avid woodworker always looking for just the "right wood". The Memorial Service for Richard will be held in the Venn Community Hall, Venn, Saskatchewan at 2:00 p.m. on Tuesday, April 19, 2011, officiated by Rev. Debra Smith. Interment of ashes will take place in Venn Cemetery.
- Ross Garfield Carlson passed away peacefully on Monday May 4, 2015 at the Watrous Health Complex. He was born on October 24, 1933 on the family farm at Venn to Raymond and Ada. Ross was the third oldest of 11 children, and completed his education at the Thornfield School. He married Betty Fuxa on July 16, 1958. His life’s work was farming, first with his dad, then after a brief stint in Edmonton at a tire retread company, he purchased his own farm near Venn and continued for 36 years with his wife and children. Ross’ passion for working continued on after retiring from farming, as a maintenance worker at The Manitou Regional Park, and helping neighbouring farmers. He also was a councillor for 13 years for the RM of Wreford. Ross volunteered his coaching and chauffeuring talents for his children and friends for approximately 19 years, as well as goal judging hockey games. He had many hobbies which included camping, fishing, building barn board frames, fixing old tractors, doing puzzles and repairing anything. Ross’ favourite pastime was attending his grandkids’ events which occurred all throughout western Canada. Ross was predeceased by his parents Raymond and Ada, brothers Richard and Glen, sister Trish, brothers-in-law Lou and Vic, mother-in-law and father-in-law Steven and Keitha Fuxa, brother-in-law and sister in-law Don and Lois, and granddaughter Brita. Lovingly remembered by wife Betty, children; Greg (Lesley) - Mark (Shanna), Kent (Kara) Emery and Asher , Taylor, Lara; Cindy – Conrad and Kelsey; Dean (Diana) – Sarah, Nicholas (Daylene) Kohnner and Meya, Nathan, Lindee; Rae (Marni) – Nickolas, Parker; siblings Ken (Joan), Pearl, Allen (Marilyn), Rob (Anne), Deanna, Sandra (Howard), Hugh (Cheryl), and sisters-in-law Nelda, Judy and Sandra as well as many nieces, nephews and their families. Ross’ family would like to invite you to lunch and a time of fellowship and stories immediately following the service, in the lower level of the church.
- Trish Carlson passed away peacefully at St Pauls hospital palliative care unit in Saskatoon on January 29th 2015 at the young age of 66 years. Trish was the 10th of 11 children, born March 17, 1948 in Watrous Sk. She was predeceased by both parents Raymond and Ada Carlson and brothers Glen and Richard. Trish is survived by her daughter Megan and large extended family. Trish worked as a Registered Nurse for more than 45 years throughout Canada, the USA and Bermuda. In more recent years she helped to start up the Prairie View Surgical Centre here in Saskatoon. The other love of her life, besides her daughter, was baking. She became known as "Trish the cheesecake lady" within the Saskatoon medical community where she sold her baking as well as used it as a great fundraising tool for the many charities that she raised money for. Memorial Services will be held at 2:00 p.m., Wednesday, February 4th 2015 at Mayfair United Church in Saskatoon Sk.
- Tyler Roseaire Joseph Francois, aged 34, of Watrous, SK. passed away accidentally on Thursday, June 7, 2007. He is survived by his loving wife Angie; parents: Stan and Lorraine; brothers: Ryan and Byron; grandpa and grandma Laurent and Aline Fournier; mother and father-in-law: Elmer and Sherry Gerbrandt; and brother-inlaw, Jamie Gerbrandt. The Funeral Service will be held on Friday, June 15th at 2:00 p.m. in the Watrous Civic Centre. Interment will follow in Watrous Cemetery. Tyler and Angie were looking forward to the birth of their first child this summer. A trust fund has been set up for Baby Chatfield c/o the Watrous Kinsmen and Kinette Club, Box 374, Watrous, SK S0K 4T0.
- Wayne Edward (August 27, 1945 – August 26, 2014). The death of Wayne Edward Clark, aged 68 years, of Barrier Lake, near Archerwill, Sask. occurred Tuesday, August 26, 2014 at Tisdale Hospital. A Private Family Graveside Service will take place on Saturday, September 6th at 2:00 p.m. in Watrous Cemetery.
- Owen Weller Arthur. It is with heavy hearts that we share the news of the passing of Owen (Donnie, Don, Oggie) Weller Arthur on Tuesday, September 23rd, 2008. Owen was born on August 1st, 1930, in Cabri, SK to Frank and Rose Cole, the 6th of 9 children. The family moved to Watrous in 1936. Growing up Owen played hockey, baseball, figure skated, was an Air Cadet and had many jobs including delivering groceries by horse and sleigh, working at the theatre and setting up pins at the bowling alley. Early on he was known for his love of dogs, including the family pets Sporty and Laddie, and this passion continued throughout his life. It was in Watrous that Owen met and later married Shirley in 1953. In 1954, they made Saskatoon their home and raised their four children Donald, Bruce, Linda and Sheri. While in Saskatoon, Owen worked for CN and then joined the Saskatoon Fire Department in 1959. He was a well-respected firefighter, serving for 31 years and retiring in 1990 as a captain. In 2004, he came out of retirement to work at the car wash; work he liked because of the people he met. Owen was a very likeable person but also very proud. He was private, reserved, hard working and selfsufficient. He was always willing to help someone out whether that was to build a deck, help with a Christmas display, buy a burger, steak nite supper or raffle ticket for a fundraiser, visit people who were not feeling well or in hospital, checking on your house when you were away, dog sitting, volunteering for the NDP. He was an avid curler and golfer, and achieved what many do not a hole in one! The grandchildren were very important to Owen and he rarely missed a sporting or school event. He spent many early and cold mornings cheering on one of the kids. His car was fully stocked with lawn chairs, sunflower seeds and a six pack of rootbeer. Owen was predeceased by his wife Shirley in April of this year, his parents Frank and Rose, sister Pat McFarland, brothers-in-law Wes McFarland, Harold Mulligan, Bill Geraldi. Left to mourn are son Donald (Bernadette) and their children Christopher and Aaron; son Bruce (Betty) and their children Amanda and Kendal; daughter Linda Wolfe (Albert) and children Shaun, Sheldon and Tasha Cole (and her children Donavin and Keesha); and daughter Sheri (Dwayne Main) and their children Jaymie, Dakota and Jesse; sisters Freda (Stuart) Rowan, Rene (Eli) Musa, Pearl (Mel Garbous) Geraldi and June Mulligan; brothers Allan (Rae), Glen (Dorothy), George (Eva); and many nieces and nephews. A Memorial Service will be held on Friday, September 26th, 2008 at 1:00 p.m. at Mayfair United Church (902 33rd Street West, Saskatoon, Saskatchewan). Interment will follow at Hillcrest Memorial Gardens.
- John William. It is with great sadness that the family announces the passing of our beloved husband, father, grandfather and brother. Jack passed away peacefully on Sunday March 8, 2009 at Stensrud Lodge where he had resided since November of 2006. Jack was born on January 27, 1922 to Herbert and Laura Collins, in Ontario. The family moved to Watrous, SK where Jack attended school. Jack served in World War II from 1943 to 1945. He married the love of his life "Tibby" (Elene) and they had three children John, Rae, and Harry (Will). Jack was in sales for AGS Management throughout his working years. Jack is survived by his wife Tibby; his sons John and Harry (Will); his daughter Rae (Deutscher); two sisters Beryl Martin and Lois Horton. Jack was known for his great sense of humour and storytelling. He loved traveling, golf, curling, hunting and fishing. The Funeral Service for Jack will be held at Acadia Drive Funeral Chapel on Tuesday March 10, 2009 at 7:00 p.m.
- Lyle Leroy "Roy" (September 11, 1924 - October 14, 2011). Roy Conn, aged 87 years, of Watrous, SK passed away peacefully, surrounded by the love of his family, at St. Paul's Hospital on Friday, October 14, 2011 after a three-week battle with cancer. Roy is survived by his dear wife of almost 63 years, Anna Mae, daughter Audrey, son Larry, daughter Ann (Rick) Libke, grand-daughters Erin (Gary) Libke Downes, Kara (Jon) Libke, Kelsey (Carson) Libke, and great-grandson Ethan Libke Downes, brothers Ed (Mary) Conn, Ervin (Nita) Conn, sister Leona (Lorne) Thiel, brother-in-law and sister-in-law Lawrence (Shirley) West, and several nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his parents Sid and Ruth Conn, one sister Vera, a brother Delbert, and his twin brother Ray. Roy was born in Neville, SK on September 11, 1924. He served in World War II from November 10, 1942 to March 1946, as a signal operator, in France, Belgium, Holland and Germany. After returning home from overseas, Roy worked with the Saskatchewan Liquor Board until his retirement in 1982. Roy was active in the Royal Canadian Legion and was awarded the Meritorious Service Medal (MSM) for contributions to the Legion and the communities in which he resided over the years. Roy's many personal interests included a passion for painting (especially his beloved prairie skies), camping and travelling with his family and friends, carpentry and gardening, all of which he enjoyed until three weeks before his death. But he will be remembered most for his sense of humour and his selfless and generous love for his family. Roy's family wish to thank staff at the Watrous District Ambulance and St. Paul's Hospital for their compassionate care. A Memorial Service will be held in Watrous United Church, Watrous, SK on Thursday, October 20th at 2:00 p.m. officiated by The Rev. Deborah Smith. Interment in Watrous Cemetery will follow.
- Emma Vera (nee Rabuka). Born: July 6, 1923 Perdue, SK. Died: January 5, 2011 Saskatoon, SK. Survived by her husband of 54 years Blake; son Jim (Gisele) of Watrous, SK.; grandsons Dylan (Cassie) of Waseca, SK., Jesse (Leah) of Saskatoon, SK., Jaxson of Chilliwack, B.C., and Gisele's children Mitch, Justine and Chantel; sister Ruby of St. Catharines, ON.; and numerous nieces and nephews. Predeceased by her parents Kosma and Sarah (nee Fertuck) Rabuka; sisters Eva and Esther; brother Theophilus (Phil); daughter-in-law Bonita and special friend Maxine Coleman. Forever Blake's sweetheart, whether operating a combine or flea marketing together, Emma was a collector extraordinaire. Also the proud and successful owner of Indefinite Article in Saskatoon, antiquing was Emma's passion. In 1955, after a three-month courtship, Emma and Blake were married in St. Catharines, ON. They farmed the family homestead at Harris for many years. In 1988, they retired to Watrous, continuing their shared love of flea markets, travelling across Western Canada several times. Emma passed away peacefully and with dignity, with all of her family by her side. The Funeral Service will be held in Fotheringham's Funeral Chapel, Watrous, SK. on Monday, January 10th at 2:00 p.m. with Pastor Doug Gregory officiating. Cremation and Interment in Zealandia Cemetery will take place at a later date.
- Marion M. (nee Kydd) January 24, 1947 - March 15, 2011. Mrs. Marion M. Coulter, aged 64 years, of Watrous, SK passed away peacefully at her residence on Tuesday, March 15, 2011. Cherished by her loving husband Jim, son Ryan and daughter Regan (Chad Wasylyniuk, Kydran and Oren) and extended family. She will be celebrated with a Funeral Service in the Watrous United Church, Watrous, Saskatchewan on Saturday, March 19th at 2:00 p.m. with the Rev. Deborah Smith officiating. Interment in Watrous Cemetery will follow.
- Dave (August 31, 1924 - January 3, 2013). The death of Dave Coutts, aged 88 years, of Watrous occurred peacefully on Thursday, January 3, 2013 at St. Paul's Hospital in Saskatoon, SK. Dave was predeceased by his parents James and Margaret and brother Les. He is survived by wife Elizabeth; son Bryce (Josi) Coutts; stepson Randy (Rhonda) Tyson; grandchildren Anna and Reid Coutts; and brother Ian (Emily) Coutts. A Private Family Service will be held in Watrous Cemetery at a later date.
- Ian (June 25, 1926 - June 15, 2013). It is with great sadness and sorrow we announce the peaceful passing of Ian Coutts at the age of 86 years, just days short of his 87th year. He is survived by his loving wife, Emily, son Roger Coutts, his two daughters, Linda O'Sullivan (Don Colgrave) and Mary Coutts (Claude Ferre), his four grandchildren and many nieces and nephews. He is predeceased by his older brother Dave Coutts (January 2013) and his younger brother Les Coutts (November 2012). Ian was originally from the Tuguske area and as a young boy, his family moved to a homestead south west of Watrous. As a young man he worked on the Ontario Hydro then returned to farm next door to his older brother. He met his lifelong love and companion Emily (Kirk) at a local school dance and they married and raised a family of three children. He was a mixed farmer and environmentally friendly, always protecting nature which he loved. He worked hard on the farm and for his community as local telephone lineman, Wheat Pool Board Member, Past President of the Co-op and a counsellor for the Wood Creek RM. He was loyal and generous to all who knew him. In the early 80's, he and Emily sold the family farm and moved to Saskatoon. In his retirement, he enjoyed road trips and camping up and down, back and forth across Canada. When he felt he had seen his own country from end to end, he and Emily then began touring the world. He was a great-fixer-upper and could fix anything mechanical but never seemed to grasp carpentry work to Emily's demise. He loved the news and always kept up with world happenings. In lieu of a service, the family invites relatives and friends to a come and go tea at the home residence in Saskatoon on Friday, June 21st, 2:00 - 4:30 p.m.
- Gordon Balfour (April 6, 1913 - January 8, 2011). The death of Gordon Balfour Crane, aged 97 years of Watrous, Sask. occurred at Watrous Union Hospital on Saturday, January 8, 2011. He was predeceased by his loving wife Roberta in 1995; his parents James and Bertha; sisters Luella and Mildred. Gordon is survived by his sister Eileen Jowett of Victoria, BC; sister-in-law Inez (Vern) Cheney of Fruitvale, BC; nephew and nieces. Gordon retired as Manager of the Watrous Branch of the Royal Bank in 1973 after 44 years of service with RBC, including 4 years military service with the Regina Rifles from 1942 to 1946. Following his retirement, Gordon and Roberta maintained their home in Watrous, where he continued his active community involvement. A Memorial Service will be held in the Watrous United Church on Friday, January 14 at 2:00 p.m. Interment in the Watrous Cemetery will follow at a later date.
- Katherine Rowe (nee Watkins). It is with deep sadness that the family of Katherine Cromarty announce her passing on July 21, 2004. Katherine was born July 11, 1915 and lived her early years in Watrous, SK. She attended Business College in Calgary and lived the majority of her married years there. Widowed young she moved on to Vancouver and worked in the fine fashion industry. She loved her family, traveling, walking by the ocean and reading. It was said by her son Jim that she did ordinary things extraordinarily well. Katherine was predeceased by her husband, Rud (1964) and son, Jim (1996). She will be lovingly remembered by her daughter and son-in-law, Margaret (Earl) Foster; her sister, Margaret Enemark; her grandchildren, Scott (Nichole) Irvine, Kathryn Foster, Meagan and William Cromarty; and great-grandson, Brady; her nieces, Jane (Rob) Hopper, Leslie (Jim) Newton; and three nephews, Tex (Sandi), Brett (Candace) and Gordon (Peggy) Enemark; and many other special extended family members and friends. We would like to thank the staff at Porteous Lodge for their compassion and assistance. A private family graveside interment will follow in Calgary at a later date.
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- David (September 19, 1960 - June 29, 2012). The death of David Danderfer, aged 51 years, of Watrous, SK occurred on Friday, June 29, 2012 at Royal University Hospital, Saskatoon, Sask. Dave was born on September 19, 1960 to Andrew and Edith Danderfer. He grew up on the family farm near Landis, SK with his seven brothers and one sister.
After graduation, he moved to Battleford and became an automotive mechanic. He loved his work. It was his hobby as well as his career. Every year he would spend part of his vacation helping out on the farm, his dad’s or his brother-in-law’s. In 1985 he married Janice Zimmer. Together they have 3 children: Catherine, Jason, and Pamela. In 1995 the family moved to Watrous where Dave continued to pull wrenches at Mainline Motors. His hobbies other than farming include camping, fishing, snowmobiling, travelling, and his children. He coached their ball teams, cheered for them, and loved them unconditionally. Dave is survived by his wife, Janice and his children: Catherine (Brent Sather), Jason (Bailey Hauber), and Pamela (Shawn Bonogofski); his parents: Andrew and Edith; his siblings: Rick (Michelle), Steve (Bonnie) Rose (Don Zimmer), Jim (Rhonda), Ron (Arleen), Don (Tanya), Phillip (Randell), and Ralph (Tami); his nieces, nephews, cousins and extended family. David is survived by his wife Janice and their three children Catherine, Jason and Pamela. A Vigil for the Deceased will be held in St. Ann's Roman Catholic Church, Watrous, SK on Tuesday, July 3, 2012 at 7:00 p.m. The Mass of the Christian Burial will be held in St. Ann's Roman Catholic Church, Watrous, SK on Wednesday, July 4th at 11:00 a.m. Interment in Watrous Cemetery.
- Eveline Florence (nee Morrison) passed away on September 10, 2006 in Kindersley Hospital at the age of 91 years. Eveline Danielson was born on June 14, 1915 in Watrous, Sask., the youngest daughter of Hugh and Elizabeth Morrison. Eveline married Ed Danielson on May 24th 1940 in Saskatoon. Ed and Eveline had two sons: Lynn Aron of Calgary and Hugh Allan of Kindersley. The family resided in Young Saskatchewan except for 1942 to 1946 when they lived in Sheridan, Manitoba. The Danielsons moved from Young to Smiley, Sask. in January 1954. Eveline managed the telephone office and operated the switchboard. Ed looked after line construction and maintenance. Ed and Eveline moved from Smiley to Kindersley in 1967. Eveline was well known and loved for her volunteer work at the CWL, Church, Heritage Manor, the Hospital Auxiliary, and Charities. She enjoyed meeting many people when she worked at her son Hugh's body shop, glass shop, drive-in theater, and rental store as well as at Lane's store. The nurses and staff at Heritage Manor where Eveline lived for the last five years loved her sense of humor and her appreciation of their kindness, care and compassion. Eveline's favorite things in life were: being a mother to Lynn and Hugh, grandmother to Mark and Janet and great-grandmother to Amanda and Tyler; attending church; C.W.L. (Catholic Woman's League); traveling (Canada, US, Hawaii, Alaska, Malaysia); dancing; reading; writing poetry; going to teas; Loving and the love of family and many friends and acquaintances; visiting people at the hospital & Heritage Manor; baking and entertaining in her home. Eveline is lovingly remembered by her family, relatives and friends. Ed Danielson passed away in 1972. Her three brothers and three sisters also predeceased her. Funeral Mass will be celebrated at Saint Joseph's Catholic Church in Kindersley, Sask. at 11:00 AM , Friday September 15, 2006. Prayer service will also be held in the Church at 7:30 PM, Thursday, September 14, 2006.
- Alexander Cragg Davidson passed away at Watrous District Health Complex on August 14, 2012. He was primarily known as Sandy. Sandy was born December 24, 1914, the eldest son of John and Lucy Davidson. Sandy loved farm life, the working of the land, the smell of newly turned soil, the smell of harvest. He was also involved in showing cattle and horses at the Exhibition. Sandy also loved to visit and talk to people. Many knew him for his sense of humour. He was always willing to lend a helping hand to anyone in need. Because of his love for his Creator and the things created, he wanted and had a great desire to share these with others. Sandy was an honest and hardworking man, one that you could trust and rely on. Sandy will be greatly missed by his sister and brothers and friends who have many fond memories of his life. Sandy is survived by his sister Jean, brothers Arthur (wife Joyce), Douglas (wife Louise), James (wife Elsie), as well as many nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his mother Lucy and his father John Davidson, twin sister Mary and sisters Helen, Jessie, and Marjorie.
- Damien (June 2, 1981 - December 21, 2011). The death of Damien Deitner, aged 30 years, of Watrous, SK occurred suddenly and tragically on Wednesday, December 21st at Royal University Hospital in Saskatoon as a result of an accident in Watrous. Damien was born June 2, 1981 at Saskatoon City Hospital to Myles and Dynelda Deitner. He grew up in Watrous attending both elementary and high school. Damien worked at Mainline Motors in the auto body shop and at the Peppertree Restaurant as a cook. He loved fishing and camping with friends and knew how to have a good time. One of Damien’s Halloween Costumes, he created on his own, after the one he had ordered failed to be delivered on time. A red British - Style Phone Booth, complete with phone, won first prize at Mike’s Beach Bar Halloween Contest. This costume was inspired by a trip he took to Europe a couple of years ago. Damien was a true craftsman. His most recent project was the restoration of his red Mustang. After completing all the prep work Damien described the painting as "a tri-stage process, first everything was painted silver, then multiple coats of a transparent red, then clear coated." He was also known to make a mean pizza. Damien is survived by his father Myles and mother Dynelda; his grandparents Vince and Ivy Deitner and Margaret Blackburn; his aunts and uncles and numerous other relatives. He was predeceased by his grandfather Victor Blackburn. The Funeral Service will be held in Watrous Civic Centre, Watrous, Saskatchewan on Tuesday, December 27th at 2:00 p.m. Interment in Watrous Cemetery.
- Blythe Henry was born at Balcarres on July 19, 1944 and passed away on January 1, 2006 at his residence in Watrous. He is survived by his wife Margaret, children: Brent (fiance Yolanda), Bernice (fiance Richard), Bryce (Shauna) and Bradford, 10 grandchildren: Issac, Elijah, Mayci, Andrea, Dean, Aaron, Austin, Kaitlyn, Ryan & Dylan, sister Gayle (Elmer) Teskey, brother Ken (Jane) and his two favorite sister-in-laws: Joan and Carolyn and their respective families. A Viewing will be held on Friday, January 6th at 1 p.m. in the Riverhurst Lion's Hall followed by a family burial at 2 p.m in the Riverhurst Cemetery with a lunch to follow in the Lion's Hall.
- Walter, of Saskatoon, SK, passed away peacefully at St. Paul's Hospital in Saskatoon on April 16, 2004. Walter will be greatly missed by his wife, Helen; two sons, Glenn, Tom (Judy) and two grandchildren, Jasmine and Justice. Walter was born in Shang Kiu, Toi Sang, Kwong Tung Province, China (1928) and moved to Canada in 1953. Before settling in Saskatoon, Walter lived in Watrous, SK and Vancouver, BC. Walter and his brother, Bing were co-owners of the Golden Dragon Restaurant in Saskatoon. He retired in 1983. He was a quiet, kind and gentle man, always generous and never expecting anything in return. He enjoyed reading, cooking, shopping and spending time with his grandchildren. Visitation will take place at McKague's Funeral Chapel on Thursday, April 22, 2004 at 7:00 p.m. The Funeral Service will be held at McKague's Funeral Chapel on Friday, April 23, 2004 at 10:00 a.m. with Rev. Ed Heidt, C.S.B. officiating. Interment will follow in Woodlawn Cemetery, Saskatoon, SK.
- Malinda Gunda "Molly" (nee Lund) May 21, 1920 – January 9, 2013. Born, raised and educated at Renown, Molly married George Dering on November 1, 1940. Together they farmed in the Renown area, until 1957 when they moved to Watrous, where George was Manager of Watrous Credit Union. In 1974, George retired from Watrous Credit Union and Molly and George moved to Saskatoon. They lived at Legion Manor in Saskatoon until 1994 when they moved back to Watrous. George passed away in 2001 and Molly moved to Jubilee Court. She had many good friends. Molly is survived by one son, Murray (Kathleen) Dering; three grandchildren, Corrine Penz, Richard (Jane) Dering, and Deborah (Mark) Okrainetz; seven great- grandchildren, Jessica (Clarence) Duffy, Amanda (Rick) Beadle, Jason Penz, Justin Dering, Jolene Penz, Mitchel Okrainetz and Jasmine Penz. To complete the circle of life, Molly just had a great great grandchild, Zoey Molly Duffy and she had the opportunity to see Zoey Molly before she passed away. Molly was predeceased by her parents and fifteen brothers and sisters. She passed away peacefully at home on Wednesday, January 9, 2013. Besides her immediate family she left behind her sisters-in-law Rene McKay and Dorothy Lund, many nieces, nephews and close friends. She will be sadly missed and fondly remembered by all.
- Edna (nee Willems). The passing of Edna Dick age 78 years of Saskatoon occurred peacefully on Thursday, December 15, 2005 at Stensrud Lodge. Edna will be lovingly remembered by her husband; Walter, daughter; Joyce (Richard) Gossen, sons; Wayne (Janice) Dick, Rod (Holly) Dick; grandchildren, greatgrandchildren, one brother; Lawrence (Lil) Willems and other extended family and friends. She was predeceased by her parents; John and Bertha Willems, stepmother Sara Willems; sister, Martha Johnston, brothers, Reuben Willems and Philip Willems. Edna was born on November 24, 1927 at Waldheim, Saskatchewan. She will be sadly missed and lovingly remembered. It was Edna's wish to be cremated before the service. Interment of Edna's cremated remains will take place in the Philadelphia Mennonite Brethren church cemetery near Watrous, Sask. prior to the service. Officiating at the graveside service will be Pastor LaVerne Jantz. The Memorial Service will be held on Tuesday, December 20, 2005 at 2:00pm from Hillcrest Funeral Home. Officiating will be Pastor Harry Strauss, Mr. Elmer Anders and Pastor Blake Anderson.
- Edna Alida Clarice (nee Bucyk). The family of Edna Dieno are saddened to announce her peaceful passing with family by her side in Saskatoon on July 24, 2012. She leaves behind to honour her memory: Son in law Lorne Isaacson, daughter in law Sharon McFadden, Grandchildren: Kevin (Tammy) Isaacson and children Riley, Dakota, Kelsie and Wyatt; Kim (Terry) Fendelet and daughters Elliott and Ensley; Lorrie (Ivan) Champ and children Ashlee and Dallas; Dion (Anne) Dieno and daughters Jessie and Kayla; Darcy (Ron) Doepker and son Taylor. She was predeceased by her husband Irwin Dieno in 1997, her son Dwaine Dieno in 1992, daughter Shirley Isaacson in 2002 and companion Walter Hrynkiw in 2012. Grandma was born December 15, 1924 in Colonsay Sk, born to Frank and Hazel Buyck. She had two brothers, Arvin and Lloyd and one sister Irene. She attended school in Colonsay and enjoyed playing ball and being active in the school track meets. She excelled in French and had dreams of becoming a French teacher after high school, but her path would take her in a different direction. She married Irwin Dieno at the age of 20 on November 8, 1944, together they worked hard farming and raising two children. As a young family on the farm they enjoyed dances in Plunkett and always looked forward to the Christmas concert, traveling to town by horse and buggy no matter what the weather. As her family grew and moved on her and Grandpa stayed on the farm, she really enjoyed working in her yard, growing a huge garden, picking berries, was an avid curler and spend many hours volunteering in the community. Grandma loved cooking for a "crew" and always invited anyone who stopped by into her home for coffee and fresh baked ginger snaps. Her and Grandpa moved into Watrous in 1996, there, they met many new friends, they played cards and Grandma took up bowling, which she really loved. In her later years she met up with an old friend, Walter Hrynkiw who later became her partner. Together they enjoyed playing crib, watching baseball and talking about the "old days". Grandma will be remembered for her love of cooking, baking, crafting, but mostly for spending time and caring for her family and friends.
- Egon Theodore passed away peacefully at Manitou Lodge on November 17, 2009. He was predeceased by his wife, Irene; his parents, August and Rosalia; his son, Kelly; son-in-law, Dwaine; brothers, Eric and Erwin; sisters, Tillie and Elsie; and two infant sisters, Emma and Louise. He is survived by Sharon (Cal), Wade (Colleen), Brenda (Reg), Donalee (Gerry), and Shelly; numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren. The Funeral Service will be held in Our Redeemer's Lutheran Church in Watrous on Friday, November 20th at 2:00 p.m.
- Helen B. (nee Bergstrom). On September 10, 1973, in Victoria, Mrs. Helen B. Dillabaugh, aged 48 years, of 1709 McKenzie Ave., a resident here for 35 years. She leaves her loving husband Keith; 1 daughter Deanna, at home; 1 son Gary and daughter-in-law of Minneapolis, U.S.A.; 1 grandson Brent; her mother, Mrs. Laura Bergstrom of Victoria; 5 brothers including Russell Bergstrom of Victoria and 2 sisters, including Margot Sinclair of Victoria. Funeral service in McCall Bros. Chapel, Johnson and Vancouver St., on Thursday September 13th at 10:15 a.m. with the Rev. J. Rae Allan officiating.
- May (nee Robinson) was born June 9th, 1924 at Viceroy, SK and died peacefully September 11th, 2010 at Stensrud Lodge, Saskatoon, SK. She was was the only child of John and Ellen Robinson. In her youth she was a talented ball player, skilled skater and dancer as well being as an excellent horseman. She loved animals and always had a dog. While working for the Imperial Bank of Commerce in Kindersley, she met Michael who was a C.N.R. agent in Kindersley. They were married in 1947 and had three children. May worked for 15 years for Sears in Saskatoon. After she retired from Sears, she joined the CN Pensioners Bowling League and quickly became an avid bowler on the Railiners Team. May was predeceased by her parents, John and Ellen Robinson, her husband, Michael, and her son-in-law, Edward Spratt. She is survived by her children, Donna Spratt, Kenneth (Adeline) Dobrowolsky, Beverley (Kurtis) Maahs. Special thank you to the staff of Stensrud Lodge who were so caring and supportive of May. Funeral Service, Friday, September 17th, 10:30 a.m. at St. Stephen's Anglican Church, 10 Grosvenor Crescent, Saskatoon, SK. Viewing Time 9:45 a.m. to 10:15 a.m. Luncheon after the service. Interment at Watrous Cemetery at 2:00 p.m.
- Walter (November 3, 1917 – May 28, 2016). Walter Dreger, age 98, passed away at Luther Special Care Home on May 28, 2016. Born in Esk, Sk. he grew up at Watrous, Sk. and followed his family's tradition, working for CN Rail for seventeen years. After moving to Saskatoon in 1957, Walter worked as a finishing carpenter until his retirement. Predeceased by his son Delmer, one sister and two brothers, he is survived by his wife of 75 years, Erna; daughter Bernice (Lloyd) Hilderman; grandchildren: Trevor Hilderman, Melissa (Jason) Boisvert, and Scott (Krista) Dreger as well as four great-grandchildren: Bailey, Jordyn, Connor and Lacey. The funeral service for Walter will be held on Saturday, June 4, 2016 at Saskatoon Funeral Home, 338 4th Ave. North, beginning at 1:30 p.m. Interment will take place at Hillcrest Memorial Gardens.
- Rosemary (nee Peneelly). It is with great sadness and sorrow that we announce the passing of our beloved mother and grandmother, Rosemary Duckett of Regina. Born on September 30, 1921 in Watrous, she passed away on Friday, December 15, 2000. Rosemary was predeceased by her parents Ivy and Harvey Peneelly and her husband John William Duckett. Left to cherish her memory are her children Karen (Clayton) Hutchings and their children Robin and Jennifer; son Terry Duckett, Naomi (Terry's girlfriend) and Terry's son Jade, sister Lorraine Nayko of Winnipeg, sister-in-law Alice Perry as well as numerous other relatives. Rosemary had a great love for her family. She was a woman who led with her heart and loved music and gardening. Rosemary was a member of Rebecca Empire Lodge #43 and did volunteer work with many different organizations. Funeral Service will be held on Tuesday, December 19, 2000 at 2:00 p.m. in First Baptist Church, 2241 Victoria Ave. with Rev. Henry Friesen officiating. Interment in Riverside Memorial Park.
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- Cornelia "Niela" (nee Schellenberg) passed away on Monday, February 11, 2008. She was born on May 10, 1942 in Watrous, SK. She is survived by her husband Dale; son Kent (Lorraine) Regier and her children Riley, Dana and Harley (Jerai) Detillieux; grandchildren Daniel, Dante and Jordan; stepchildren Kevin (Jeannette) and children Taber and Carson; Ria (Andrew) Cey and children Matthew, Braden, Naomi, Luke and Hannah; Jodi (Darren) McDougall and daughter Erin and Mark Ebert. Her brothers Abe (Ruth), John (Myrna), Ernie (Pam) and Arnold; sisters Katie (John) Wiebe, Ann, Louise Shoemacher, Frieda (Delbert) Erb, Erna (Gary) Leavitt; brother-in-law Doug (Jeannine) Ebert and Glenn (Colette); sisters-in-law Mona (Arnold) Jasken, Karen (Ben) Lewans, Roxanne (Darryl) Clark, Donna (Ted) Medernach and Liela Schellenberg; and numerous nephews, nieces and great nephews and nieces. She was predeceased by her father Jacob Schellenberg; mother Elizabeth; stepmother Bertha; brothers Peter and Henry Schellenberg; daughter-in-law Joanne Regier and nephews Sidney and Kent. Prayer Service will be held at 7:00 p.m. on Thursday, February 14, 2008 with Mr. Francis Agbezuge officiating. Funeral Mass will be held at 10:00 a.m. on Friday, February 15, 2008 with the celebrant Reverend Father Matthew Nguyen. Both services will be held at St. Joseph's Roman Catholic Church, 260 25th Street East. Interment Bethany Cemetery.
- Eroca "Trudy" (nee Borsheim) October 2, 1950 – July 5, 2014. The death of Eroca Ellingham occurred peacefully on Saturday, July 5, 2014 at Watrous Hospital. A Celebration of Life will be held in Manitou Beach Community Hall, Manitou Beach, Sask. on Wednesday, July 9th at 3:00 p.m.
- Marjorie (nee Bartlett), age 92 years, of Watrous, SK, passed away at the Last Mountain Pioneer Home in Strasbourg, SK on Thursday, January 29. A private gathering of family and a few close friends was held to celebrate her life. Marjorie's remains were cremated. Marj was predeceased by her loving husband Hilt (1996) and is survived by her sister Phyllis Wells (LLoydminster), brother Eric Bartlett (Victoria), her sons Barry (Anne) of Watrous and Bob (Clara) of Unity, SK; grandchildren Susan, Lee, Brett, and Travis and great grandchildren Jordan, Sarah and Jaycee. Marj was born on a farm northeast of Rosetown on October 10, 1911. Her father, Denbeigh, had emigrated from England when he was 16 years old and homesteaded northeast of Rosetown. He later married Lena Runnals, originally from Ontario and they raised three children, Marjorie, Phyllis and Eric. After graduation from school, Marj took a business course in Saskatoon where she was subsequently employed. She met Hilt in Saskatoon, married in 1939 and had two sons during the war years. In 1948 Marj, Hilt and her brother Eric moved to Hawarden where they built and managed the Travellers Hotel until 1955 when they sold the hotel and moved to Watrous. In Watrous, Marj and Hilt purchased a local insurance business which became known as Watrous Agencies. They remained active in the insurance/travel business until 1977 when the business was sold to Barry and Hilt partially retired. Besides being busy with the insurance business and raising two very active boys, Marj was also the first matron of Manitou Lodge. She and Hilt were avid golfers and curlers for many years. They also greatly enjoyed travelling to different countries and taking numerous fishing trips to Barry's fishing camp north of La Ronge. Unfortunately for Hilt, Marj out-fished him most of the time! Marj loved to entertain and many family and friends were often treated to her great cooking. She was also an avid card player and could often be found at the seniors drop-in centre until her failing eyesight made card playing too difficult. She will be greatly missed by family and friends.
- Elaine Elizabeth (nee Farago) December 3, 1936 - September 10, 2011. The death of Mrs. Elaine Embertson, aged 74 years, of Watrous, SK occurred peacefully on Saturday, September 10, 2011 at St. Paul's Hospital, Saskatoon, SK. Elaine Elizabeth Embertson was born December 3, 1936 to Joseph and Julianna Farago (nee Balogh) in St Paul’s Hospital, Saskatoon, SK. She grew up on her parents farm with her brother Delvin. Elaine attended Eltham School up to grade 8 and graduated from Plunkett High in 1955. After completing a secretarial course in Saskatoon in 1956 Elaine moved to Edmonton to work and returned to Saskatchewan in 1962. In 1963 Elaine married Lewis Embertson in Watrous. They moved to Regina where Elaine worked as a secretary. Lew had a barbershop and later worked repairing TV’s and Radios. In 1978, they sold their home in Regina and had one built in Watrous where Elaine acquired a job as a Legal Secretary. After Lew’s death in 1991, Elaine continued to work at the Law Office in Watrous until her own health prevented her from doing so. Elaine passed away peacefully on Saturday, September 10th at St. Paul’s Hospital following a battle with cancer. She was predeceased by her husband Lew and father Joseph and is survived by her brother Delvin (Catherine), mother Julianna and many nieces, nephews, cousins and extended family. The Mass of the Christian Burial will be held in St. Ann's Roman Catholic Church, Watrous, SK on Thursday, August 15th at 11:00 a.m. Interment in Watrous Cemetery.
- Merle Llewellyn Ernst, surrounded by his family, passed away peacefully on October 13, 2015 at the age of 84. A Celebration of his life will be held on Sunday October 18th at 2:30 p.m. in the Watrous Civic Center. Merle is survived by his loving wife Iris; son Dale (Janice); daughter Cindy (Lee); 5 grandchildren and by a sister Lorraine.
- Clifford Alvin of Watrous, SK, age 85, passed away on May 25, 2005 at Manitou Lodge, Watrous, SK. Cliff was predeceased by his wife, Gertie; brothers, Brian, Bob and Bud; a sister-in-law, Clara Evans and a brother-in-law, Erwin Huxley. He is survived by his sons, William Robert of Watrous, Murray Clifford of Lloydminster; and a daughter, Lillian Caroline (Craig) Fraser of Edmonton; his grandchildren, Curtis Ryan Fraser and Christopher Shane Fraser; as well as numerous nieces and nephews. Cliff is also survived by his brothers, Clayton (Isabelle) Evans and Wayne (Darlene) Evans; and his sisters, Norma (Harvey) Stewart and Winnifred Huxley. The Memorial Service will be held in Fotheringham-McDougall Funeral Chapel on Monday, May 30 at 10:30 a.m. with interment in the Watrous Cemetery.
- Wayne. The death of Wayne Evans, aged 68 years, occurred at the Watrous Union Hospital on Friday June 1, 2007. The Funeral Service will be held in Watrous United Church on Wednesday June 6th at 2 p.m. Interment will follow in Watrous Cemetery.
- John William. Our loving Heavenly Father called John to come "Home" in the early morning hours of November 18, 2006. John William Evenson was born May 27, 1921, to Robert and Louise Evenson, at Watrous, SK. He was the fourth child of a family of eight. When he was eight years old he moved with his parents and siblings to a farm at Fort-a-la-Corne, where he grew up. He attended Fort-a-la-Corne school and grew up helping on the farm and also working for various farmers, especially at threshing time. In 1942, at the age of 21, he was called into the army to serve in the Second World War. He served overseas in England from 1944 to 1946. When he returned home from his army service, he acquired three quarters of land on section 29 in the Brockington district. There, he and his brother Russel cleared the heavy bush, picked roots and broke the land for farming. In 1951, John married Irma Staff, of the North Star district, and they settled on the farm to make a living and raise a family. He taught his sons responsibility in helping with farm chores and the value of hard work. John always planned his work so that there would be time for taking his family on summer holidays, especially to go north to the lakes to fish. Through that, we all learned to love to fish and that has even resulted in his son, Dennis, making fishing-guiding his livelihood. There were also many times of going up to the "Pines" with the children and Grandpa and Grandma Evenson and other families for picnics in the summer. For a number of years, while Pine Bluff school was still open and his children attended there, he was a member of the school board. He also participated as a Beatty Wheat Pool committee member for several years. John and Irma retired off the farm, into Melfort, in 1975. Son Allan and his wife Frances returned from BC to take over the farm. In his retirement, he enjoyed curling with the senior men; also he and Irma enjoyed many winter evenings with friends over games of Kaiser or Whist. John, along with Irma, became quite active in the Covenant Church, where in 1994 he accepted Jesus Christ as his Savior and Lord, and also became a member of the Melfort Evangelical Covenant Church. John was a loving husband, father, grandfather, and most recently, great-grandfather, also a friend of many. He wanted only the best for his family and he always wanted to see them try to do their best in whatever they were doing. John was predeceased by his parents Robert & Louisa Evenson, brothers Bert and George, and a number of his relatives. Left to cherish his memory are his wife, Irma; son Allan (Frances), grandchildren Corry, Deserae, Jordon (Nicky) and great-grandchildren, Abbie and Aiden; son Dennis (Carol); daughter Sherry (Alvin Schamber), grandsons Rory, Aaron and Travis; youngest son, John (Kim), grandchildren, Holly and Zachary. Also his siblings, brothers Walter (Ella), Russel (Ida), Fred (Argyle) and family, sisters Grace and family; Irene and family; sister-in-law Edith Evenson and family, as well as numerous nieces and nephews, relatives and friends. A Memorial Service was held from the Melfort Evangelical Covenant Church on Wednesday, November 22, 2006 at 2:00 p.m. with Pastor Jake Rempel officiating. Interment followed in Mount Pleasant Cemetery. The pianist was Rose Arbogast and the soloist was Viola Larson. The ushers were Rodney Evenson and Gary Staff.
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- Gerald "Gerry" Stephen (May 29, 1943 - July 9, 2010). The death of Gerald Farago of Watrous occurred at Royal University Hospital in Saskatoon, Sask, on Friday, July 9th, 2010. The Memorial Service will be held in the Watrous Civic Centre, Watrous, Sask. on Thursday, July 15th, 2010 at 2:00 p.m.
- Sandra Lynn (nee Mainil), aged 52 years of Watrous, SK., passed away October 1st, 2010. Sandra was born May 23rd, 1958 in Regina to Barbara and Albert Mainil of Willowbunch, SK. Sandra went to school in Willowbunch and graduated in 1978. She was very active in Basketball, Volleyball and other sports. Sandra met Keith Farnel in the spring of 1977 and married on August 5th, 1978. They started an RV business in 1982 and moved to Watrous in 1993 where they ran their family business. She thought the world of our employees. Sandra worked in nursing homes, starting in Assiniboia then Moose Jaw and later in Watrous. She will be remembered for her outgoing and friendly working ability. Sandra loved her annual trips to Yuma and also enjoyed all the trips she had with Keith to several different countries. Sandra was predeceased by her father Albert Mainil, father-in-law Newton Farnel, sister-inlaw Judy Kane and brother-in-law Leslie Farnel. Sandra is survived by her loving husband, Keith Farnel; mother Barbara Mainil; sisters Georgina (David) Brenner and Gloria (Conrad) Schauenberg; brothers Neil (Diane) Mainil, David (Sharon) Mainil and Roland (Kim) Mainil; many nieces and nephews and great nieces and nephews; mother-in-law Florence Farnel; brothers and sisters-in-law Doug (Brenda) Farnel, Ronald (Lorrie) Farnel, Wayne Farnel, Diane Farnel, Marilyn (Denis) Waldner and Gail (Yvan) Veillette. A Memorial Service will be held on Tuesday, October 5th, 2010 at 1:30 p.m. in Moose Jaw Funeral Home. Father Rick Krofchek will officiate.
- Abe. In loving memory of Abe Fedrau (February 10, 1925 - January 27, 2004. Born in Rosenboch, Russia, Abe moved with his family in 1926 to Canada. He grew up on a farm near Hague Saskatchewan where he developed a strong work ethic which stayed with him the rest of his life. Abe spoke fondly of the time he headed out east and landed a job steering ships in the Great Lakes. Abe moved back west and began working in the lumber business where he became manager of lumber yards in Saskatchewan and Alberta. During this time he married Lois Dewar and began raising a family. An opportunity to be self-employed precipitated a move back to Watrous to partner with Earl Dahl in the hardware business a relationship which was to last for 40 years. Abe became involved in the community life of Watrous through many clubs and organizations such as Kinsmen, K-40, Rotary Club, Chamber of Commerce and Town Council. He was an active member and enjoyed the sense of camaraderie. In his leisure time Abe could be found on the links honing his skills. He had a "hole in one" at the age of 70 after 41 years of trying. Golf was a passion he could remember every shot of every game he ever played and would be most pleased to discuss them with you. Abe found peace and enjoyment in the act of painting. His paintings may be seen on the walls of friends and family, reminders of the beauty our land possesses. Working mainly in oil paints, he painted serene prairie scenes his love for beauty and natural life truly shows in his artwork. His work was often seen in the Watrous Art Salon / Exhibits. He leaves behind his loving wife of 49 years, Lois Fedrau; daughters, Patti Fedrau (grandson Bogart) of London, England; Wendy (Eldon) Thomson (granddaughters Cassidy and Delaney) of Saskatoon, SK; Bonnie Fedrau of Toronto, ON; Michelle Fedrau (grandson Rio) of Gabriola Island, BC; and son, Donald (Mieko) Fedrau (granddaughter Yuko) of Edmonton, AB; two sisters, Elizabeth Ens of Swift Current, SK and Nettie (Frank) Letkeman of Rosthern, SK; and by numerous nieces, nephews and cousins. He was predeceased by his parents, Johann (1973) and Aganetha (1945) Fedrau and stepmother, Helena (1991) Fedrau; sister, Tina (1992); and brother, John (1993). The Memorial Service will be held in Watrous United Church on Saturday January 31st at 2:00 p.m. conducted by Rev. Alison West. Interment will take place at a later date.
- Donld. Don passed away Monday, July 22, 2013. Don was born on June 11th 1931. He was raised in Watrous where he helped out with the family dairy and in Saskatoon where he helped with the family grocery store. In Saskatoon, he attended Nutana Collegiate, and later earned a Bachelor of Arts in English from the University of Saskatchewan, a Bachelor of Social Work from the University of British Columbia, and a Masters of Social Work from the University of Manitoba. Don worked as a social worker in various locations throughout Saskatchewan and later in the health field as Administrator of Wascana Hospital and later Director of Extended Care with the Department of Health in Regina (SHSP). Don served in the Canadian Militia for 33 years and played in a number of pipe bands. Don was predeceased by his parents Melvin and Lillian Felstrom, and in 1982 by his oldest daughter Catherine Anne. He is survived by his wife Joanne of 55 years, his daughters Karen Felstrom (Alan Oickle) and Nancy Felstrom (Myron Stenka), grandchildren Olivia and Sophia Felstrom-Oickle, and Ezra and Cyrus Felstrom-Stenka and sister Faye Turnbull of Calgary. Don's great love was his family and especially his grandchildren. He also loved music. In addition to playing the bagpipes for over 65 years, he would often find the nearest piano to bang out his versions of Dark Town Strutters' Ball or Alice Blue Gown and he never failed to strum Happy Birthday on his ukulele. Those who knew him will remember his sense of humour (which was occasionally appropriate) and the twinkle in his eye. He will be deeply missed by family and friends. Donís family would like to thank the staff of General Hospital 5A and Surgical Intensive Care Unit where he was cared for so very well for the last few days of his life. The nurses in particular were not only knowledgeable and proficient, but also their warmth and compassion made a difficult time bearable for us all. A Service to honour Don's Life will be held at Speers Funeral Chapel, 2136 College Avenue, Regina on Saturday, July 27, 2013 at 1:00 p.m. with Jeff Christiansen officiating. A private family interment will be held.
- John Gordon .We wish to celebrate his life, 92 years of active community involvement. Unfortunately this celebration begins with his passing at Watrous on February 12, 2004. The loss is of a quiet, friendly gentleman. Gordon lived almost his entire life in Watrous, from his birth until his passing. As a youngster he lived near and developed a life long interest in the family business, Findlay Machine Shop, a blacksmith shop and farm equipment dealership. As a youth he played hockey and was active in the community. During the Second World War, he was a pilot working with air observer schools across the Prairies as part of the British Commonwealth Air Training Program. In the 1930's he started working in the family business, to which he returned after the war. He remained in business until 1981 when he retired. He was involved in his community throughout his life, a charter member of the Watrous Rotary Club, twice President, he remained involved in Club activities until his passing and in retirement took a greater involved in the community where he raised funds for the new Watrous Union Hospital, and Mandal House. He was President of the Board of Mandal House. He was an active supporter of the Saskatchewan Country Music Hall of Fame, and the activities set up for its promotion at Watrous. His community involvement and activities were recognized by the award of Watrous Citizen of the Year in 1989. He was a long time member of the Board of Saskatchewan Abilities Council. His community involvement continued until shortly before his death. Gordon leaves his wife of 55 years Pearl, sons Darryl (Maggie) of Watrous and Don (Cyndy) of Regina and grandchildren, Tana, Benn and Quinn. The funeral service will be held at the Watrous United Church on Thursday, February 19, 2004 at 2 p.m., internment at Watrous Cemetery to follow.
- Gladys Cecilia, October 10, 1925 - September 15, 2007. The death of Gladys, age 81 years, of Watrous, occurred at Watrous Union Hospital. Gladys was predeceased by her parents, partner Conrad Waage, husband Harry, son Greg, brother Lloyd. She is survived by three sons, Lyle (Shirley) of Vanscoy, Garry of Watrous, David (Stacy) of Saskatoon; daughter-in-law Sharon; sister Evelyn (Tony) of Calgary; her grandchildren and great grandchildren. Funeral service will be held in Fotheringhams Funeral Chapel, Watrous on Thursday, September 20 at 2:00 p.m. Interment will follow in Watrous Cemetery.
- Theodore Clifton. The death of Theodore Clifton Fisher aged 95 years of Watrous, SK occurred at Manitou Lodge on Tuesday, August 3, 2010. The Funeral Service will be held in Fotheringham's Funeral Chapel in Watrous on Monday August 9th at 2:00 p.m. Interment will follow in Watrous Cemetery. Theodore was predeceased by his parents Jasper and Beatrice Fisher and a brother Cecil. He is survived by a sister Dresda Hutchinson and numerous nieces and nephews.
- Donald Gregory (August 12, 1935 - June 18, 2012). Forever remembered as a man of indelible spirit, generosity and humour, Don passed away at the Palliative Care Unit, Regina Pasqua Hospital, with family at his side. He leaves his cherished and devoted partner Linda McCann; daughter Jacklyn (Robert) Scott; grandchildren Morgan, Lindsey and Matthew; son Darren Foster (Anne McRorie); McCann family members Cristin, Brandon, Tara, Barrett, Krista, Mischa and Kinsley; brother Boyd (Vera); sister Audrey; as well as numerous nieces, nephews, relatives and friends. He was predeceased by his wife Renilda Foster; sister Shirley; and brothers Douglas, Bernard, and Ivan. Born on a farm near Watrous, SK, Don was an extraordinary partner, father, and friend. He was a founding member and first Business Manager of the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers Local 2067 and finished his career as Director of Power Production (North), SaskPower. His affection for family and career was almost matched by his devotion to the Saskatchewan Roughriders; he was a season ticket holder since 1966. The family would like to thank the staff of the Palliative Care Unit/Home Care Program and Unit 6A at the Regina General Hospital, as well as Dr. John Morris and Dr. Stephen Pooler. The family wishes to recognize the kindness and compassion of friends and family during Don's illness. A celebration of Don's life will be held at Regina Funeral Home, Hwy #1 East, Regina, SK on Saturday, June 23, 2012 at 2:00 p.m.
- Irene Doral (nee Allinson) September 13, 1927 - September 2, 2011. It is with great sadness we announce the sudden passing of Irene Doral Foster at the age of 83. Loving wife of Lawrence and cherished mother of Donna (Gary), Joanne (Ray), Doreen (Vern), Lee (Lilianne), Hal (Tanya), grandmother, great grandmother, sister, aunt, cousin and friend. She will be sadly missed by all. Our gratitude to the doctors, nurses, and health care workers from Beechy, Watrous, Rosetown, Saskatoon RUH, and Lanigan for the compassionate care given during her 2 month battle with cancer. The Funeral Service will be held in Fotheringham's Funeral Chapel in Watrous on Friday, September 9th at 2 p.m. Interment will follow in Watrous Cemetery. A Memorial Service will be held in Beechy in the near future.
- Lawrence John (April 8, 1923 – December 28, 2014). Dad quietly passed away on Sunday, December 28, 2014 with his sons and daughters by his side. Mom made her one last call to him and he gladly went to meet her. He is survived by his daughters, Donna (Gary) Baker, Joanne (Ray) Trew, Doreen (Vern) Rudneski, his sons, Lee (Lilianne), Hal (Tanya), grandchildren, great grandchildren, a brother, brother in laws, sisters and sister in laws and numerous nieces and nephews and cousins. The Funeral Service will be held in Fotheringham’s Funeral Chapel, Watrous, on Friday January 2nd at 2:00 p.m. Interment in Watrous Cemetery. We would like to acknowledge and thank all of the Watrous Health Care providers for their wonderful care and compassion that was shown Dad during his stay in Watrous. A memorial service for dad will be held in Beechy in the spring as that is when dad looked forward to coming back home. Details will be announced at a later date. Lawrence, Where's Your Knife.
- Bruce Howe (December 25, 1937 - December 15, 2016). We are saddened to announce the passing of Bruce Howe Fotheringham in Penticton, BC. Bruce was born to Mabel and David Fotheringham on Christmas Day 1937, in Watrous, SK, where he lived his early years. Bruce was a sports enthusiast, an accomplished high school pole vaulter and played Saskatoon League basketball for many years. He was a graduate in law from the University of Saskatchewan and practised law in Prince Albert, SK, Penticton, BC, Whitehorse, YT and Saskatoon, SK. Prior to his law career, Bruce taught school in Purdue, SK. Bruce will be fondly remembered by his children, Colleen Foxwell, Steveston, BC, grandchildren Emily, Sarah, Jared; son Ian(Jennifer), Penticton, BC, grandchildren Ryan, Lindsay, Scott; sister Joan Anderson(Al), Saskatoon, SK; nieces Jackie(Harry) Smith, Judy(David) Jahnke, Karen(Pat)Kelly; nephew Kirk(Shauna) Anderson. He was predeceased by his parents Mabel and David Fotheringham and his nephew Douglas Anderson. Memorial Service and interment will be held in Watrous, SK. at a later date.
- George (August 5, 1930 - November 7, 2016). George Freeman, son of the late Belle Peterson and Howard Freeman, was born in Venn, Saskatchewan, Canada on August 5, 1930. He lived on the family farm in Renown until he proudly enlisted and served in the Canadian Army during the Korean War. After the war, married his sweetheart, Genevieve Marie Jolly on October 18, 1952. In 1957 and they relocated to La Habra, California where they raised four children. After retiring, George moved to Oceanside, California where he loved to work in his rose garden and spend time with family. George is survived by his wife of 64 years, Genevieve, his four children, Sherry and her husband, José Leyva, Wendy Jane, Tracy and his wife Robin and Rory and his wife Luz Martinez. He is also survived by his six grandchildren, Colette Leyva, Vanessa Leyva, Ashley Freeman, Patrick Freeman, Xiana Freeman and Anthony Freeman, one brother, Richard Freeman of Regina, Saskatchewan and one sister, Doreen Stephan of Lanigan, Saskatchewan as well as many nieces and nephews.
- Wilhelmia 'Minnie' (nee Hoppe) July 5, 1910 – November 21, 2012. On Wednesday, November 21, 2012, Minnie Frisky of Nipawin, SK. passed away at Pineview Lodge at the age of 102 years. She was predeceased by her husband, Albert, in October 29, 1992. Minnie will be fondly remembered by her sons: Allen (Trudi), Bob (Myrna); and daughter, Betty (David) Bradley; the grandchildren Mark (Gail), Verla (Brian) Sutherland, Grant (Jolene), Perry (JoAnn), Sean (Colleen), Jason and Alyssa Bradley, her great grandchildren Jared, Travis, David, Nicole, Britnee, Derek, Samantha, Alex and Sydney. Minnie was born July 5, 1910, on a farm at Watrous SK. She went to school at Lac Lamonte in the Watrous area. Her mother died in 1920 when Minnie was 10 years old. She was the eldest girl of ten siblings. She took over the housekeeping duties and often stayed home from school to bake bread or do laundry. The family moved to the Welland District in 1934. They came by horse and wagon. Minnie rode a horse to herd the stock. She worked for Charlie Grandfield's dairy doing chores and housework. Minnie and Albert both worked at the Grandfield dairy. They were married December 20, 1937 at Nipawin. Her sister, Mary Hoppe and Walter Frisky were their attendants. They lived in Nipawin for a while. Allen was born and they moved to Arborfield for a couple of years. They were hailed out and then they bought land in the Welland District. There was a log cabin on the land and they started farming with horses. Minnie always grew a large vegetable garden and canned to last the winter. Bob & Betty were born while they farmed in the Welland District. They bought a better house and moved in onto the farm in 1950. They worked hard and prospered, raising their family and being very involved in their community and church. Minnie had many hobbies. She baked, sewed, crocheted doilies, tablecloths and Afghans. She loved her many houseplants. Her outdoor gardens and flower pots were a labor of love. She loved to play cards and board games with her grandchildren. The Zion Lutheran Church was central to Minnie and Albert's live. She joined in many of their activities, Ladies Aid, fall suppers, bake sales, and fund raisers. Minnie's biggest achievement was the unlimited love she gave to her family, as a stable influence, as a great example, in her thoughtfulness, her forgiving nature and her cheerful, positive outlook on life. The funeral service was held on Saturday, November 24, 2012 at 2:00 p.m. in the Coventry Funeral Chapel with Rev. Darcy Cust officiating. Minnie was laid to rest in Mabel Hill Cemetery, Nipawin.
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- Olive (nee Bridle) Gabruch (1916 - 2012). With grateful hearts for the many blessings our Heavenly Father provided to our much loved Mother, Grandmother, Great Grandmother, Sister, Aunt, neighbor and friend, we, the family of Blanche Olive (Bridle) Gabruch, announce her peaceful passing at her home in Battleford on April 19th, 2012, just eleven days after her 96th birthday on Easter Sunday. Olive was the second child of Charles & Flora Bridle, born at Elbow, Saskatchewan. She spent her teen years in Watrous, helping her parents with her siblings, farm chores, and the renting of cabins at Manitou Beach near Watrous. She then studied at Saskatoon Business College and upon graduation moved to the Battlefords in the early 1940's, taking a secretarial position with the RCMP and later a bookkeeping position at the Bishop Milling Company. It was here that she met her future husband, Dan Gabruch, whom she married at the Battleford United Church on June 24, 1945. Olive was the ultimate "farmer's wife" and in addition to growing a huge garden and cooking three meals a day for the family and the hired men, she sewed, and canned and raised her family of three daughters and one son. Olive never stopped being a bookkeeper, and certainly a portion of Dan's success on the farm must be contributed to the excellent records she kept, and the tight money manager she was!! Olive has been a member of the Highgate Homemakers since her marriage and still met with members on a monthly basis and hosted the March meeting, even though the "Homemakers" Club ceased to exist several years ago. Olive was predeceased by her husband of 63 years, Dan in 2009; her Dad Charles (1955) and her Mother Flora (1983); her sister Pearl (1998); and her brothers Alfred (1988), Walter (2002), and Ross (2007). Also Dan's parents John (1964) and Polly (1963); her brothers-in-law Alex (1989), Pete (1990), Mike (1999), Nick (1999), Walter (2007); her sisters-in-law, Mary Sawarin (2009), Anne Borgeson (2011) and Rose Cheney (2007), and her son-in-law, Len Stolz (2005). Surviving Olive are her four children, eight grandchildren and twelve great grandchildren: Donna (Dexter) Wilde of Spring Coulee, Alberta, and Donna's children: Daniel Bertsch & Chandra Bertsch (Lorne Wohlberg), and grandchildren, Dakota, Dantan & Darby Bertsch, and Ethan, Dylyn & Coltyn Mohr. Pat (Brian) Ford of Regina, and their children Derek (Natasha) Ford and Andrea (Reid) McCauley, Ireland & Teal. Danny (Debbie) Gabruch of Rural Battleford and their children Danya (Rob)Troupe and Mark Gabruch. Karen Gabruch (Neil Curtis) of Meadow Lake and her children Clint (Julie) Mitchell, Wyatt & Ashlyn, and Kyla (Riley) Spak, Reese & Brienne. Also surviving are Olive's brothers Bob (Eileen) Bridle and Tom Bridle; her brother-in- law Joe (Lois) Gabruch; sisters-in-law Noni Gabruch, Therese Gabruch, Jeanne Winters, and Shirley Bridle; and numerous nieces and nephews. The funeral service will be held at 11:00 am on Tuesday, April 24th at Battleford United Church with Reverend Nora Borgeson conducting. Interment will take place in the North Battleford City Cemetery.
- Patricia Jeannine (nee Mooney) passed away at home on the evening of January 12, 2009 after a brief and courageous battle with breast cancer. She was 54 years old. Jeannine was born July 27, 1954 at Imperial, SK to William and Martha (nee Hignett) Mooney. She grew up on the family farm which she loved with eleven siblings. She attended Imperial School until grade 11, graduating in Burnaby, BC. She loved sports, particularly track and field. She worked for Family Service Bureau and the public library in Burnaby, Paramount Beauty Salon and a health fitness studio in Saskatoon. In 1979 she married Henry Garman and they lived near Grandora and in Saskatoon. Jeannine was a loving mother, devoted to her four children. She played piano and percussion, loved drama, painted acrylics and with her husband created many celebration banners. She loved to worship Jesus in liturgical dance. She took many counselling courses and was always concerned about and praying for others. Jeannine was positive inspiration to all who met her. She will be lovingly remembered and missed by her husband, Henry; four children, Elenna, Matthew, Julie, Kimberly; granddaughters, Taliyah and Ava; her brothers, Ed, Dan, Erin and Jim Mooney; her sisters, Joyce, Carol, Marilyn, Sherron, Linda, Gayle; and numerous nieces, nephews, cousins and friends. Funeral Service will be held Saturday, January 17 at 1:00 p.m. from Acadia Drive Funeral Home (955-1600). Interment to follow at Hillcrest Memorial Gardens.
- Carrie (nee Dreger). On Monday, December 14, 2009, Carrie Gerhardt, widow of Charlie Gerhardt, Kipling, Sask., passed away at the age of 98 years. The funeral service will be held in Christ Lutheran Church, Kipling, Sask., on Saturday, December 19, 2009 at 2:00 p.m. With Rev. Doug Miner officiating. Cremation with interment in Edenland Cemetery at a later date. Predeceased by her husband Charlie in 1979, her parents Julius and Christina Dreger, her brothers Henry, Karl, Ted and August, sisters Delia Haberman, Eda Meger, and Jennie Haberman. Carrie will lovingly be remembered by her son Leslie (Nora) of Moosomin Sask. son Gerald (Jill) of Kipling Sask. and daughter Joan Balog (Willie) of Kipling Sask. , 10 grandchildren Suzanne Gerhardt, Debbie Kemp, Cathie Fafard, Shelley Kramer, Geoff Gerhardt, Susan Down, Robert Gerhardt, Scott Gerhardt, Darryl Balog , Graham Gerhardt, and 22 great grandchildren, one great great grandchild and her nieces and nephews. Carrie was born Leokadia Dreger in the province of Volhynia, Russia on July 22, 1911, the youngest in a family of eight. She immigrated to Canada with her family in 1921 and settled in Watrous Sask. Carrie spent her youth in the Watrous area helping her parents and older brothers and sisters with farmwork and other duties. She married Charles Gerhardt of Kipling, Sask. on June 4 , 1933 in Watrous Sask. Charlie and Carrie settled in the Kipling area and farmed just north of town. In 1944 they sold the farm and moved to Kipling where Charlie went into business as the I.H.C. dealer and Imperial Oil agent. The business was known as Central Garage. Carrie inherited a strong work ethic from her parents which she carried on throughout her life. She enjoyed gardening a great deal, but her first love was cooking. Her cooking prowess was known to all who knew her. Unexpected company was always welcome and Carrie could always serve up a delicious meal on short notice. She was an active member in the Lutheran Ladies Aid until recent years, as well as having served on the Kipling Home and School Association earlier in her active life. Carrie enjoyed many activities such as quilting with friends, an occasional game of cards or just visiting with friends. She was a kind and caring person and always cheerfully willing to help someone in need. Her three children were the focus of her life and she was a proud and dedicated loving mother. She also enjoyed and loved her grandchildren who also loved grandma. She will be missed and fondly remembered by all whose lives she touched.
- Julia (nee Czepil). Our beloved mother, grandmother and great grandmother died peacefully on September 19, 2002. She was predeceased by her much loved husband, Ben, who died at Watrous in 1962; by her parents, one brother and three sisters. She is survived by her son Dan (Carol), their sons, Marc (Lynn), Paul and David; and by her daughter Chris (Don) Fleetwood, their sons: Ian (Kim), Greg (Nicole) and Glenn; as well as three great grandchildren: Erika, Avery and Matthew. She also is survived by her dear sister, Jean Hackett and many nieces and nephews. Those who knew Julia will remember her warmth and generosity, and her marvelous sense of humor. The family wishes to extend sincere thanks to the staff at Park Manor Personal Care Home who cared for her with love and compassion during the past 8-1/2 years. Funeral mass was celebrated by Father Ed Bonin at Blessed Sacrament Parish in TransCona (Winnipeg, MB), Wednesday, September 25. Private family interment followed at Watrous Cemetery.
- Marleane (nee Young) Gibney passed away Tuesday June 5th, 2012 after a lengthy illness. She leaves to mourn her husband of 52 years, John Gibney; sons Scott and Sean; daughter, Sandra (Warren); grandson, Keiran; sisters, Marcella and Elaine, and brother, Ervin (Yvette). Marleane was born in Salvador, Saskatchewan on December 8, 1936 to Val and Frances Young. She received her primary schooling in Salvador until 1955 when she went into training at St. Paul's Hospital School of Nursing in Saskatoon, graduating in 1958. After graduation, Marleane, along with her friend Joan Schroeder (McLeod), travelled to Watrous to begin their nursing careers. Here she met John who would eventually become her spouse. She very much enjoyed her career at Watrous Union Hospital which spanned a 30 year period. Her co-workers described Marleane as a caring and compassionate nurse. Marleane married John Gibney on January 7, 1960 and raised a family of three. She loved spending time with her family and close friends and in particular her grandson, Keiran. Mom enjoyed sewing, especially making things for children, crocheting, needlework and baking. She also took great pleasure in gardening and had a huge garden every summer. Her greatest joy was her family and she was ours. The family would like to thank Watrous and District Home Care for going above and beyond, Manitou and Central Parkland Lodges for their excellent care and compassion, Debbie Knezacek for her many kindnesses, and special friends, Karen Gatzke and Barb McDonald for their caring and devoted friendship. A Memorial Service will be held in Watrous United Church, Watrous, Sask. on Wednesday, June 13th at 2:00 p.m.
- Gordon Clarence. After 77 years spent enjoying nature, camping, golfing, watching sunsets, loving to read, being curious, trying to be the very best friend, grandfather, father and husband he could, Gordon (Gil) Gilhooly drifted off to his eternal home, without pain and with his family by his side on Tuesday May 14, 2002. Gil was born in Semans, SK to David & Elizabeth Gilhooly. He served his country by enlisting in 1943 in the R.C.N.V.R. serving in the D.E.M.S. Branch. Gil spent his working career with the C.N.R.as an Agent/Operator at numerous point throughout Saskatchewan. He retired in 1982 and spent his remaining years in Watrous. Survived by his best friend and loving wife Frances (Frankie) of nearly 56 years; daughter Lee (Darrell) Costea; son Brian (Elly) Gilhooly; granddaughter Missy Costea. He is also survived by his brother Graham Gilhooly of Thunder Bay, Ont.; sister Verna Walden of Orangeville, Ont. and numerous nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his parents, his brothers Dr. Ross & Clifford Gilhooly. The Memorial Service will be held in Fotheringham's Funeral Chapel Watrous SK on Saturday May 18th at 2:00 p.m. Interment in Watrous Cemetery will take place at a later date.
- Eileen Gill passed away at St. Paul's Hospital on Tuesday, May 24th, 2011 at the age of 86. She is loved and remembered by her son, Larry (Paulette); daughter, Wendy (Randy) Cook; grandchildren, Blake (Lindsay); Robert (Roseanne); Colin, Michael (Stacey); Heather (Layne); Leighton Cook (Meagan); Carolann (Paul Lascelle); great grandchild, Kinsley Cook; and brothers, Jack (Melita); Vernon (Hazel); sisters, Doreen (Bob); and Shirley (Allan); as well as numerous nieces, nephews and many friends. Eileen was predeceased by her parents, Ellis and Beatrice; and nephew, Greg Ruston. Eileen was a wonderful mother and grandmother. She loved to laugh and had a great sense of humor. She lived her life very independently enjoying the simple things in life. She always had a giving and generous heart and her life revolved around her family. She will be sadly and lovingly missed. Special thanks to Home Care for their excellent care. A private family graveside service will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Friday, May 27th, at Watrous Cemetery, Watrous, SK.
- Gwendoline Marjorie (March 20, 1914 - January 28, 2011). Mrs. Gwen Gill, age 96 years, of Watrous, SK passed away peacefully on Friday, January 28, 2011 at Watrous Union Hospital. The Memorial Service will be held in Watrous United Church, Watrous, Saskatchewan on Friday, February 4th at 2:00 p.m. Interment in Watrous Cemetery to follow.
- Mabel Irene (September 14, 1912 - February 28, 2011). The death of Mrs. Mabel Gill, aged 98 years, of Watrous, SK occurred peacefully on Monday , February 28, 2011 at Manitou Lodge. She is survived by Donna and Ernie Epp, Del and Shirley Gill and the late Iris Bertram and families. The Funeral Service will held in Watrous United Church, Watrous, SK on Saturday, March 5th at 2:00 p.m. with Rev. Deborah Smith officiating. Interment in Watrous Cemetery to follow.
- Roy Ira. The death of Roy Ira Gill aged 55 years of Watrous SK occurred suddenly on Sunday June 11, 2006 at Tisdale, SK. Roy was predeceased by his father, Wilmot. He is survived by his loving wife Poppy; 3 daughters, Christa, Angie and Colleen; his mother, Louise, brothers, Walter and Alex; sisters, Norma Jean, Joanne and Lori; numerous nieces, nephews and cousins. The Funeral Service will be held in the Watrous Curling Rink on Wednesday June 14th at 2 p.m. conducted by Pastor Jaycen Snider. Interment will follow in Watrous Cemetery.
- Walter Allan of Watrous, age 51 passed away peacefully at Royal University Hospital, Saskatoon, SK on Wednesday, October 8, 2008. The Funeral Service will be held in the Watrous Civic Centre on Monday, September 13, 2008 at 11:00 a.m. with Rev. Alison West officiating.
- Helen Rae (nee Howlett). The death of Helen Rae Smith-Gorham aged 88 occurred on Sunday, July 15, 2001 at the Royal University Hospital Saskatoon, SK. The Funeral Service will be held in the Watrous United Church Watrous, SK on Thursday, July 19, 2001 at 2:00 p.m. conducted by Rev. Alison West. Interment will take place in Watrous Cemetery. Helen was predeceased by her 1st husband Harry Smith in 1979; 2nd husband Roy Gorham in 1991; son David in 1990; brother-in-law Olof Orvik in 1999. Helen is survived by her daughter Lorna Jeanne (Les) Sebesteny; grandsons Lindsay Drew and Logan Sebesteny; sister Jeanne Orvik, brother Don (Verna) Howlett; as well as many nieces and nephews.
— Audrey (nee Bergstrom), of Victoria, died peacefully in Lanqford on August 10, 1988, born in Watrous, SK. on December 3, 1917. Predeceased by husband, Arthur Hill in 1956 and sister, Helen in 1973, She is survived bv her loving daughter, Deidre, Langford, B.C.; son, John; sister, Margot Sinclair, Victoria, BC.; brothers, Lyle, Regina, SK., Eugene, Vancouver, BC., Lloyd, Melbourne, FL., Brant, Napanee, ON. and Russel, Parksville, BC.; cousins, Alice Bergstrom, Melville, Sk; Henal Vanis, Havward, CA.; nieces, Susan Bellingham, Deanna Southwell, Victoria, BC., Cynthia Greenwood, ON.., Louise Kelly, Comox, BC., Katherine Ferster, Victoria, BC. and Linda McDonald, Halifax, NS; nephews, Wavne, Victoria, BC., Gary, Denver, CO.., Bill and Bob, Duncan, BC., David, Parksville, BC., Brant Jr., Douglas and David, Napanee, ON., Sonny, Penticton, BC. and Craig, North Vancouver, BC.; eight grandnieces, eight grandnephews, sister-in-law, Gladys Rayner, Sicamous, BC.; aunt Marion Mullen, Melville, SK.; best friend. Emma Watson, Victoria. BC.; special friends, Phil Simpson, Victoria, BC., Ted Gilman, South Africa, Catherine McLeman, Mrs. Morris, Olive Martin, Victoria, BC. and Melba Tate, Ottawa, ON. Special thanks for caring and helping to Heather St. Laurent, Jeanne Collin, Margaret Lehmann, Rosemary Wilson, Lynn Turner, Lizz McKinnon, Dr. D. C. L. Stevens, the Cancer Society, family, friends and neighbours. No service by request. Cremation.
- Dr. Frederick Sias Walter Green. Peacefully on Tuesday, March 30, 2004 at his residence in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Dr. Frederick Green, 89 years of age. He is survived by his son John (Maureen) Green of Oshawa, Ontario and daughter Janis (Dan) Riediger of Winnipeg, Manitoba as well as seven grandchildren, two great granddaughters and his sister Louise Wnuk of Jupiter, Florida. He was predeceased by his beloved wife Lillian May Green (nee Kirton) in 1995 and parents Frederick Shell Parker Green and Fleurange "Florence "Green (nee Bourgeault).Dr. Green attended Caswell Hill Public School, Bedford Road and Nutana Collegiates both in Saskatoon and later went on to the University of Saskatchewan and University of Alberta Dental School graduating in 1939 with a DDS degree. Dr. Green practiced in Watrous, Saskatchewan with Dr. Homer Agar and later bought his practice after his death in 1941 and sold the practice in 1942 to Dr. Clements of Semans, Saskatchewan. He was enlisted in the Royal Canadian Dental Corps from 1942 1946, however did not see overseas service. He served in the military stations in Medicine Hat, High River, Calgary, Edmonton and North Battleford. During his time in the military his son John was born in 1943. After discharge from the Army his family moved to North Battleford, Saskatchewan where they had their daughter Janis, he practiced from 1946 1971 and later sold the practice and was appointed Dental Officer with DVA, Deer Lodge Hospital in Winnipeg until his retirement in 1979. Dr Green left Winnipeg to join practice with Dr. Herb Cowburn in Saskatoon. Upon Dr. Cowburn's death, his practice was sold and he retired from Dentistry. Dr. Green went to Victoria, B.C. to retire but stayed there only 2 years and returned to Saskatchewan. Due to age and health reasons, Dr. Green returned to Winnipeg to be close to his daughter Janis.During practice in North Battleford, he became a Mason and eventually a Shriner, served on the Council of the Saskatchewan College of Dental Surgeons (President in 1966), life member of the Canadian Dental Association, member of the Kinsmen and K40 clubs and member of the Frederation Superannuates National Association. There will be a Graveside Service in the Watrous Cemetery on Saturday, June 19, 2004.
- Agnes Marie. The death of Agnes Marie Gross aged 94 years of Watrous, SK occurred at Manitou Lodge, Watrous, SK on Tuesday August 26, 2003. The Funeral Service will be held from Our Redeemer's Lutheran Church Watrous, SK on Saturday August 30th at 2:00 p.m. Interment will follow in Watrous Cemetery.
- Adele (nee Roth) passed away peacefully March 3, 2006. Adele was 88 years old, born in Watrous April 28, 1917 to Arthur and Kathleen Roth. Married for 59 years she was predeceased by her husband, Les Grummett in 1997. Adele is survived by her five children: Arthur Grummett of Regina, Duane Grummett of Wynyard, Lenora (Nori) Elliott and her husband Ron of Saskatoon, Don Grummett and his wife Sasha of Nanoose Bay, BC and Dave Grummett and his wife Lee of Mill Bay, BC. Adele has nine grandchildren, and five great grandchildren. Memorial Services will be held Friday, March 10, 2006 at 11:00 a.m. at the Saskatoon Funeral Home, 4th Avenue and 25th Street. The family would like to thank the Stansfield Private Care Home for the love and care given to Mom during her stay there.
- Harvey Everett (October 30, 1909 - November 21, 2012).
Harvey was born October 30, 1909 at Harding, Manitoba to Fred and Charlotte Gundry. He moved to Venn, Saskatchewan in 1911. Harvey attended Kilmory School until he was 14 years of age, when at that tune, he quit and helped his dad farm. It was at this time that Harvey fell in love with farming. Harvey met and married Myrtle Dahl in 1933. When they married, Harvey had $10 in his pocket and he gave the minister $5 and felt bad because he couldn't give him more. In the fall of 1942, he almost died as a combine fell on his chest. They had two children, Marilyn in 1938 and Allan in 1942. Myrtle passed away in December of 1979. Harvey remarried Reta Evans in 1981. Harvey enjoyed fishing and travelling. He was also involved in trucking and was in partnership with Hugo Engele in the International-Harvester dealership in the 1950's. Harvey did custom combining in Saskatchewan and the United States for a few years. He also had the Royalite Gas business for several years and then sold it to Len Mason of Venn. In 1933, Harvey and Myrtle moved to Port Dover - Simcoe, Ontario where they picked up milk and delivered it to the creamery and Myrtle worked as a hairdresser. They remained there for three years and then moved back to Saskatchewan. Harvey loved fixing and painting machinery. He would visit and tell stories to anyone who would lend him their ear. Harvey was predeceased by: his parents Fred and Charlotte; sister Clara; wives Myrtle and Reta; daughter-in-law Sophie; and grandsons James, John and David. He is survived by: his son Allan (Cathy Schmidt); daughter Marilyn (Alien Carlson); grandchildren Edward, Marie, Carolyn and Mark; 13 greatgrandchildren and also several stepdaughters. Harvey resided in his own home in Watrous until two days before peacefully passing away in his sleep at Lanigan Hospital on Wednesday, November 21, 2012. At his request, there will be no Funeral Service. Cremation. Interment will take place at a later date.
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- Catherine Mary "Kay". The death of Mrs. Catherine Mary Habermehl, age 88 years of Watrous SK, occurred at the Watrous Union Hospital on Tuesday, May 12, 2009. The Mass of the Christian Burial will be held on Saturday, May 16th at 10:00 a.m. and Vigil for the Deceased on Friday, May 15th at 7:30 p.m. in St. Ann's Roman Catholic Church in Watrous. Interment will take place in Watrous Cemetery. Fotheringham-McDougall Funeral Service of Watrous in care of arrangements.
- Clifford John. The death of Clifford John "Cliff" Habermehl, age 82 years of Watrous, SK, occurred on Sunday, April 21, 2002 at the Manitou Lodge in Watrous. A Vigil of Prayer will be held in St. Ann's Roman Catholic Church in Watrous, SK on Thursday, April 25 at 8:00 p.m. The Funeral Mass will be held in St. Ann's R.C. Church on Friday, April 26 at 10:00 a.m. Interment will follow in the Watrous Cemetery.
- Janet. The death of Mrs. Janet Hagel aged 67 years of Watrous, Sask. occurred at her residence on Sunday September 26, 2010. She was predeceased by her husband George and is survived by her three children, Douglas (Carolyn) Hagel of Watrous; Colleen (Garnet) Johnson of Young; and Connie Hagel of Estevan; 14 grandchildren. The Mass of the Christian Burial will be held on Friday October 1st at 10:30 a.m. and the Vigil for the deceased on Thursday Sept. 30 at 7:00 p.m. both from St. Ann's Roman Catholic Church in Watrous. Interment will follow in Watrous Cemetery.
- Hazel passed away peacefully with family at her side at St. Paul's Hospital on Friday morning, January 7, 2005. Hazel was predeceased by her husband of 37 years Joseph (Dec 3, 2003) and her sister Dorothy (Alberta). Hazel is survived by her sister Ethel (California) and brother Edwin (California); son Ed (Debbie) of Nova Scotia; grandchildren Karen, Esther and Sarah; son Doug (Donna); grandchildren Kimmy; Tanner; daughter Wendy (Patrick) and grandchildren Brandyn, Taylor and Jeremy; and daughter Kathy of Coquitlam (BC). Hazel was born in Watrous on March 6, 1924 where she grew up active in music and dance. She performed many concerts and danced with her sisters Dorothy and Ethel who were know as the Austin Sisters. She later met and married Joseph on December 22, 1945. Hazel had an amazing gift of being able to play the piano by ear and could be heard playing for the residents of Sherbrooke and entertaining at the Legion. She was very active in the CWL (Catholic Women's League) for many years. She had a zest for life and always showed incredible compassion for acquaintances and those less fortunate. She always gave selflessly to her family and was always there to help all with a smile. She especially loved the family reunions at Manitou Beach and the many poker games. Mom, you have left us with heavy hearts and we will all miss you so much, especially all your grandchildren whom you loved so dearly. The Funeral Liturgy will be held at St. Ann's Chapel (Main Floor 2910 Louise St.) on Wednesday, January 12, 2005 at 11:00 a.m.
- Arthur Charles Benton Halvorsen was born February 27, 1920 and passed away peacefully at the Regina General Hospital May 11, 2009. He was predeceased by his parents, Gus and Eva; brother, Teddy, twin brother, Albert; and sister Beth. He is survived by his wife of 62 years, Violet; and children, David (Clare Stewart) of Okotoks, AB and Joan of Victoria, BC; as well as special nephews and nieces, Scott, Todd, Heather, Tracy, Robert and their families. Art was raised in Watrous, SK, served in World War II and then moved to Saskatoon where he married Violet in 1946 and shortly thereafter commenced a life long career with General Motors of Canada. He was transferred to Regina in 1970 and retired in 1980. Art was a dedicated member of the King Hiram Masonic Lodge, the Canadian Aviation Historical Society and Wesley United Church. He was also a long time member and volunteer with the Adult Social Dance Club. Other interests included curling, bridge, swimming, traveling, the Symphony, theatre, music and sports events. Art will be lovingly remembered and truly missed by his family and friends. Special thanks to Dr. Vermeulen. A Memorial Service was held at 2:00 p.m. on Saturday, May 16, 2009 at Wesley United Church, 3913 Hillsdale Street, Regina with Rev. John Haas officiating.
- Violet, 88 of Regina Sask, passed away peacefully from a stroke in Victoria BC with her daughter Joan at her side on March 7, 2013. Born in Birtle Manitoba, she grew up in Watrous, Sask. She was predeceased by her husband of 62 years, Art (2009) and is survived by her son David (Clare) and family of Okotoks and daughter, Joan ( Ron) of Victoria and numerous nieces, nephews, and cousins. Vi treasured family and friends and inspired others with her youthful energy. In Vi's words, "I don't like to miss a minute"! She always looked on the positive side of people. Her interests and activities included: Travel around the world including a most recent trip to England, and to Ireland to visit her ancestral homes. Church, bridge, swimming, symphony, theatre, music, sports and dancing. Dance was always prominent in her life. A Memorial Service to honour Vi's life will be held Saturday, March 16, at 2:00 p.m. at Wesley United Church, 3913 Hillsdale St. Regina.
- Alice Laura (nee Mills). It is with deep sadness that her family announces the passing of Laura Hamilton, age 96 years at Saskatoon on Friday, February 23rd, 2007. Laura was born Alice Laura Mills on September 23rd, 1910 and lived her childhood years in the Watrous area. She married Gordon Hamilton on October 18th, 1934 and they farmed at Kandahar, Saskatchewan until 1947, when they returned to Dafoe to take over the Hamilton family farm. They farmed there until 1972 when they retired to Saskatoon. Laura was predeceased by her husband in 1985; daughter Myrna in 1996; brothers Tom, Leslie, Raymond; sisters Olive and Doris. Laura will be lovingly remembered by her daughter Muriel (Arnold) Dube of Cochrane, AB.; grandsons Kevin (Barbara), Dean (Sue); and great granddaughter Chayse. She thoroughly enjoyed helping others through volunteer work and took great pride in her garden. A Funeral Service will be held on Wednesday, February 28th, 2007 at 2:00 p.m. at Hillcrest Funeral Home (east on 8th Street, turn right before railway tracks) with Reverend Jack Carr officiating. Interment will follow at Hillcrest Memorial Gardens.
- Bernice. The death of Bernice Hamilton aged 70 years occurred at the Watrous District Health Complex on Friday, April 5, 2013. A Memorial Service will be held in Fotheringham's Funeral Chapel in Watrous on Wednesday, April 10th at 2 p.m. Bernice is survived by her husband Bob; sons Randy and Doug Leniuk; daughters, Connie (Wayne) Mazoka and Karen (Perry) Kubica; seven grandchildren; stepchildren, Bill, Brian, Brent, Bruce and Barbara (Joe); sisters Kathleen (Murray) Dering, Irene (Jim) Gray and Allan (Mary Obrien) Chamney.
- Ardell Mervin, of Watrous, passed away peacefully in the presence of his family at St. Paul's Hospital on Tuesday, December 21, 2004. He courageously endured the effects of long term diabetes. Ardell was born near Viscount on March 22, 1937 and was raised on the family farm near Meacham. Ardell is survived by his loving wife, Joan, celebrating their 40th Wedding Anniversary this past July. Also left to cherish his memory are his loving children, daughter, Krista (Jeff) Loessl of Warman and son, Corbin Hanson of Watrous; his father, Ward Hanson of Saskatoon; brother, Willard (Virtue) Hanson of Saskatoon; sister, Gail (Dennis) Grotkowski of Ardrossan, AB; motherin-law, Nettie Kostuchenko of Watrous; sistersin-law, Joy Barr of Saskatoon and June (Bill) Andrus of Tisdale; brother-in-law, Ken (Irene) Kostuchenko of Maple Ridge, BC; and many aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his grandparents; mother, Emma Hanson; father-in-law, Nick Kostuchenko; and brother-in-law, Blaine Barr. Ardell's family would like to sincerely thank the Renal Unit Staff and Physicians at the St. Paul's Hospital for their care and guidance over the past years, the staff on 6th Medicine at St. Paul's for the care and concern given during Ardell's stays in hospital and a special thanks to Dr. Klassen for her care and compassion for Ardell and his family in the last days. The family expresses gratitude to the staff at Watrous Hospital for the personal care and attention given to Ardell when the hospital became his home for the last nine months. The Memorial Service will be held in Our Redeemers Lutheran Church in Watrous on Monday, December 27 at 2:00 p.m. Interment will follow in Watrous Cemetery.
- Chris Walter (April 23, 1967 – November 6, 2015). The death of Chris Hanson, aged 48 years, of Watrous, SK occurred suddenly at Gull Lake, SK on Friday, November 6, 2015. A Memorial Service will be held in the Watrous Civic Centre, Watrous on Friday, November 13th at 2:00 p.m. Interment at a later date.
- Ona Doreen (nee Lapp) July 29, 1925 – October 6, 2013.
The death of Ona Doreen Harasym, aged 88 years, occurred on Sunday, October 6, 2013 at Central Parkland Lodge, Lanigan, SK. Ona was born on July 29, 1925 to William and Agnes Lapp in the Mohawk Park District near Watrous, SK. She was the 2nd child in the family of five. But in 1934, her older sister Hazel, her best friend and playmate passed away, leaving her to be the oldest sister to Delmar, Clarence and Fern. Then in 1937 the family moved to Watrous where Ona finished her schooling. Ona joined the United Church, she taught Sunday school and sang in both the junior and senior choir for several years. From 14 to age 27 she was an active member of the Watrous Home League helping to knit socks for the soldiers overseas during the war and helping make quilts for the needy. She spent 8 years at Forsythe’s Bakery perfecting her life long skill and love of baking, including making and decorating wedding cakes. In 1952, Ona married Bill Harasym of Lanigan. Together they raised their family – Allan, Mary and Virginia. Like the farm wives of the day she kept chickens, helped milk cows, churned butter, gardened and preserved huge amounts of really good food. She loved to cook and bake. She enjoyed quilting as well and through the winters made many beautiful quilts. Bill and Ona retired and moved into Lanigan having 16 years together to enjoy before Bill’s passing in 2007. Ona continued on in her own home until 2012 when she moved into Central Parkland Lodge in Lanigan. Ona was predeceased by her husband Wasyl (Bill) Harasym; parents, William and Agnes Lapp; sister Hazel in childhood; brother Delmar Lapp; brother-in-law Pete Harasym and sister-in-law Charlotte Lapp. She leaves to mourn her passing, son Allan (Melanie) Harasym, grandsons Darcy and Delton; daughters Virginia Harasym and Mary (Walter) Bushman, granddaughter Kerry and great-grandsons Justin and Zachary; brother Clarence Lapp; sister Fern Harasym; sisters-in-law Darallene Lapp, Pat Pyle and Pauline Hafichuk and numerous nieces and nephews. The Funeral Service will be held in Fotheringham’s Funeral Chapel, Watrous, SK. on Thursday, October 10th at 2:00 p.m. Interment in Watrous Cemetery.
- Edna Viola (December 24, 1910 - March 4, 2014). Mrs. Edna Harding, aged 103 years, passed away peacefully at Manitou Lodge, Watrous on March 4th, 2014. The Funeral Service will be held in Our Redeemers Lutheran Church, 304 5th Ave. West on Monday, March 10th at 2:00 p.m. Interment in Venn Cemetery will take place at 12:30 p.m. A reception will immediately follow the Funeral Service in the lower level of the church.
- Elouise Barbara (nee Wagner) Harding was born to Jacob and Eleanor (Catley) Wagner of Craven, Sask. on September 2, 1949. She was the second child of five. Her first eight years of school were spent in a one room school house Kennell which was a few miles from her parents farm. Then she attended Thom Collegiate in Regina for her high school years, graduating in 1968. The spring of 1969 found her working for the Army and Navy Mail Order Store in Regina. While living in Regina, she also babysat and worked as the church secretary at Central Lutheran Church. In 1972 Elouise married Robert James Grant of Punnichy, Sk. In May 1974, they had Allan Charles. The marriage didn't work out and in December 1978 she remarried Donald Edward Harding and in September 1980 they had Warren Larry. Elouise was involved in many volunteer organizations often taking a leadership position. She loved to do many kinds of hobbycraft work and made various items for the family and friends. Elouise loved to garden and through the years tried a few unusual plants. Family was important to her and she tried to keep up a family tree book so she knew who was who. Predeceased by her father Jacob in 1979. Survived by husband Don, 2 sons Allan and Warren. Mother Eleanor as well as 2 brothers: Wayne and Ray; Also 2 sisters Marlene and Florence; her mother in law Edna; brother & sister in law Lois and Don. Elouise will be dearly missed by her family and friends. Funeral Service will be held on Thursday, April 25, 2002 at Redeemer Lutheran Church, Watrous, Sk.
- Hertha Wilhelmina (nee Tiedt) was born to Karl (Charles) Gustaf and Emma Bertha Voss Tiedt in Knox (Township), Iowa on April 20, 1901. At the age of eight she moved with her parents to Canada. She attended school at Artland, Sask. In 1920 she moved to the Venn district and married John Harding January 3, 1923 in Watrous, Sask. She passed away November 29, 1987 and is buried in the Venn Cemetery (near the old town of Venn). She was preceeded in death by her husband John in 1963; brothers, Carl and Robert and two sons, Vernon in 1937 and Leslie in 1977. She was survived by a daughter, Gladys Anderson, son Gordon Harding, eight grandchildren, eight great grandchildren and one sister, Esther Hoenecke of Biggar, Sask. She passed away November 29, 1987 and is buried in the Venn, Sask. Cemetery (near the old town of Venn).
- Raymond Harry Harding passed away suddenly on Saturday, March 5, 2011, at the age of 76 years. Raymond was born at Simpson, SK, on May 28, 1934. He took his initial schooling at Richland and Simpson and continued at Venn School after the family moved to the Venn district in 1946. Raymond began his farming career at a very early age and it continued throughout his entire life. Through hard work and determination, he grew the small family farm into a successful grain and beef operation. Raymond married Anita Gauley on June 22, 1974. They spent the next three decades working together on the farm.
Raymond had a lifelong love of animals and his cattle herd was his pride and joy. He had many friends with whom he always enjoyed visiting and discussing the farming topic of the day. Raymond is predeceased by his parents Harry Harding and Gladys (Weflen) Harding. He is survived by: his wife, Anita; four step-children, Glenn (Lucie) Gauley, Robyn (Lyle) Ha-mann, Peter (Shelly) Gauley and Donna (Darwyn) Solvason; one grandson, Keenan Gauley; sisters, Marion (Joe) Zimmer-man and Lillian (Abe) Warkentin; and several nieces and nephews. At Raymond's request, a memorial service will be held in the Venn Hall at a later date.
- Dale Allen. It is with great sadness that the family of Dale Hayter announces his sudden passing on August 8, 2009 at Watrous, SK. Dale was born on the family farm near Coronach, SK. on February 14, 1936. His early years were spent on the family farm, his schooling at Goose Creek Country School in the Rockglen Coronach area. When he left home, Dale started seismic drilling in Alberta and later formed Hayter Drilling with his wife Mae in 1958. The business grew, he became more successful and had a family who also became involved in the business. Always a hard worker, his work was his passion. Dale was a business visionary always on the lookout to expand and diversify his business endeavors. He was active in the Saskatchewan Water Well Drilling Association for many years, always generous with his time and knowledge. Dale enjoyed spending time with family, fishing, hunting, golfing and coaching his sons' hockey teams. He was a strong community supporter, generously donating to community projects and serving on Watrous Town Council. Dale is predeceased by his parents, John and Agnes, brother Delmer (Doreen), and sisters Elva, Joyce and Esther Heron (Ross). Left to mourn are his wife of 50 years, Mae, his three children Marty (Evelyn), Carolyn LeBlanc (Andre), and Dwight (Corrina), and ten grand children, his pride and joy, Shelby and Chantelle Hayter; Mathieu, Anne-Marie, Elise, Catherine, Christianne and Daniel LeBlanc; and Kora and Daphne Hayter, also Dale's sister Enola Hayter of Melfort and numerous brothers and sisters-in-law, nieces and nephews. The Funeral Service will be held Wednesday, August 12, 2009 at 2 pm at Watrous Civic Center, Rev Deborah Smith officiating.
- Hugh Andrew of Watrous, aged 87 years, passed away peacefully at Watrous Union Hospital on Thursday, March 18th, 2010. Hugh was predeceased by his wife Vi and is survived by 3 sons, Douglas (Karen), Les (Sarah) and Roger (Karen); 8 grandchildren and 5 great grandchildren. The Memorial Service will be held in Our Redeemer's Lutheran Church, Watrous, Saskatchewan on Monday, March 22 at 2:00 p.m. Interment at a later date in Watrous Cemetery.
- Robert A. passed away on November 20, 2004 at the age of 83. He grew up on a farm southwest of Watrous, SK. Starting in 1941 his academic studies took him to the universities of Saskatchen (B.S.A.), Alberta (M.Sc.) and Wisconsin (Ph.D.). Bob was a member of the faculty of the University of Manitoba, as Soils Scientist, from 1950 1986. He was the Departments Head for 27 of those years. His funeral was held in Winnipeg on November 24, 2004.
- Stanley Wilton. It is with regret that the family of Stanley Henderson announces his passing on Thursday, February 14th, 2002. Stan was born at Watrous, SK to John Edward and Emily Louise Henderson and would have celebrated his 88th birthday in April. Stan will be remembered by his son Lyle Henderson of Calgary and daughter Patsy (Akachuk) Blacksioux of Regina; son-in-law Deano Blacksioux and 4 grandchildren; and his good friend Nicole Williams. Also surviving him are 6 other grandchildren and 8 great-grandchildren, all in Alberta. Stan was predeceased by his wife Ruby Henderson in 1970, his daughter Marjorie Geiger in 1972, his grandson Barry Geiger in 1982, and his son Allin Henderson in 2000. Stan homesteaded near Garrick, Sk, moving to Regina in 1957 to work for South Construction until he retired at the age of 75 yrs. He was a very dedicated employee, a man with great integrity and always helped anyone less fortunate than he. At Stan's request there is no funeral; there will be an internment of his ashes at a later date at Riverside Memorial Park Cemetery.
- Sarah Mary (nee Waldner) passed away on Monday, June 21, 2004 at Circle Drive Special Care Home. She was born on May 5, 1917 in Watrous, Saskatchewan and in 1927 moved with her family to the Langham district. On October 9, 1939 she married Louis, and together they created a happy, faith-filled home. They were a wonderful farming team in the spring and summer, tending the land west of Saskatoon, and enjoyed curling in the winter. Sarah was a devoted wife, mother and grandmother who committed herself wholeheartedly to loving her family and nurturing her faith. She met the many physical illnesses that came her way over the years with great courage, patience and acceptance, rarely without a smile, never forgetting that prayer was her strength. She is survived by her daughter, Joan (Dale) LaPointe and their children, Meagan and Rebecca; her sister, Mary (Earl) Carruthers; brother-in-law, Harold Stahl; sisters-in-law, Clara Horvath and Josephine Johnson; and numerous nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her husband, Louis (July, 2000); parents, Joseph and Barbara Waldner; sisters, Susie Sarson, Ruby Salmon, and Katie Stahl; brothers, Jake, Joe, Peter, Danny, and Elmer. Special thanks is extended to Dr. E. Olszynski for the outstanding and loving care she gave to Sarah, to Dr. Chary for his dedication, compassion and sensitivity, to Donna Arnstead and Irene Lalonde for their undying service and love before and during Sarah's most difficult times, and to Bernice Hergott for her selflessness, support and affection. Special thanks is also extended to Reta Stobee and the staff at Circle Drive Special Care Home for the exceptional care, understanding, and support offered to Sarah and her family. The family also wishes to thank the friends and relatives who have sent gifts of food, flowers, expressions of sympathy, and prayer. The Vigil of Prayer will be held on Thursday, June 24 at 7:30 p.m. and the Funeral Liturgy will be celebrated on Friday, June 25 at 10 a.m. both at St. Paul's Cathedral. Interment will take place at Woodlawn Cemetery.
- Russell (September 25, 1921 - March 8, 2014). Russell Henryk, aged 92 years, passed away peacefully at Long Lake Valley Integrated Facility in Imperial, Sk. on Saturday, March 8, 2014. Russell was born September 25, 1921 at Young, SK. to Pearl and John Henryk. He will be greatly missed by his wife of 66 years Joyce; his children Jay (Kelly), Diane (Darryl), Valerie (Reed); grandchildren Jordan (Richard), Lindsay (Ryan), Meaghan (Derek); great-grandchildren Miller, Sydney, Colbie, and Kaleb. Russell farmed his entire life seventeen miles east of Kenaston. Farming was not only his occupation, but his passion. Improving the land and growing a good crop were goals that Russell strived towards each year. There weren't too many rocks that did not end up in a rock pile by Russell's hand. In addition to farming, Russell loved the grand game of golf. He was as precise with his golf game as he was with farming. He was also an avid curler and bowler throughout his life, beginning in Kenaston and Davidson then continuing in Watrous after his retirement from farming. Russell and Joyce shared a lifetime together: but few days were they ever apart. Always best friends and supporters of each other, they built a life together based on hard work and co-operation in every facet of their lives. A Celebration of Russell's Life/Memorial Tea will be held in Watrous Civic Centre, 404 Main St., Watrous on Thursday, March 13th at 1:30 p.m. Interment in Watrous Cemetery at a later date.
- Audrey Joyce Bernice (nee Mann) September 19, 1926 - Mar 30, 2013. Audrey was born to George and Dorothy Mann on September 19, 1926. She was the eldest of four children. Her siblings were Shirley, Doris and George. Audrey grew up and attended school in Herschel, SK. After completing high school, she moved to Watrous to work as a telephone operator. She married Eddie in 1946 and they raised their children Brian, Gregg and Barbara. Although she worked in a number of different occupations during her life, Audrey was a homemaker at heart. She was an accomplished cook and seamstress who later spent many hours knitting, quilting and making a variety of handicrafts. She belonged to the Floral Rebekah Lodge and the Royal Canadian Legion Auxiliary. Audrey and Eddie were avid dancers who regularly attended Saturday night dances at Danceland which they also managed for several years. After their retirements, they purchased a trailer home in Weslaco, Texas and had many fun times with their adopted snowbird family. Audrey was predeceased by her husband Eddie, son Brian, sister Doris and her parents. She is survived by son Gregg (Dorothy) granddaughters Tanya and Christa (Mike Shirreff) great grandchildren Annette and John; daughter Barbara (Doug Smith) granddaughter Erin (Ted Potma); daughter-in-law Jayne, grandsons Michael, David (Leslie) great grandchildren Brandon and Emma and Paul (Heather) great grandchildren Megan and Madelyn.
- Nick. The death of Nick Hudym aged 67 years of Watrous, SK., and formerly of Moosomin and Wapella area occurred at his home on Thursday, November 1, 2001. A Memorial Service will be held in Fotheringham's Funeral Chapel, Watrous, SK on Monday, November 5th at 10:00 a.m. conducted by Rev. Alison West.
- Doris Anne (nee Fisher). Doris passed away peacefully on July 9, 2014. She was predeceased by her parents, Charles and Mary Jane Fisher; parents-in-law, John and Francis Huffman; loving husband, Clarence; granddaughter Deidra Mintram; brothers, Stanley, Freddy, Harry (Gladys) and infant sister at Watrous; Muriel and Lila Fisher of Saskatoon; and sisters and brothers-in-law Norman, Bea, Alvin, Phyllis, and John of Aberdeen. Doris is survived by her children, Lois (Blair) Popplestone; Bill (Marylou and Ethan) Mintram; Adair (Natasha and Adrian) Mintram; Kim (Carol) Huffman; Nicole (Jordan and Hudson) Hannigan; and Bryce Huffman. Also, sisters-in-law, Mable Walter, Winnie Boland, Stella Fisher, and numerous nieces and nephews. Doris was born on June 1, 1924 in the Kilmory District of Watrous. She moved to the Orange View area with her family where she went to a one room school. Her high school education was taken in Watrous. She attended Normal School and was a school teacher in several rural schools. On October 16, 1953 Clarence and Doris were married. They celebrated sixty years of marriage last year. Doris was an active member of the Aberdeen community from 1953 on. She was a member of the Legion Auxiliary and United Church. She moved to Saskatoon living in the Franklin and most recently the Lutheran (Temperance-Munroe Unit) Home. She was an avid reader, collector of salt and pepper shakers, enjoyed crossword puzzles and travelling. She thoroughly enjoyed researching topics of interest. She will be remembered for her amazing oratory ability to present readings, which she often did at showers, scripture readings and stories, in the communities in which she lived. Mom always wore blue (her favourite colour) and saw life as various shades of blue. If you could possibly wear blue on Tuesday to honour her, she would like that. The funeral service will be held on Tuesday, July 15, 2014 at 10:30 a.m. at the Saskatoon Funeral Home, 338-4th Avenue North in Saskatoon, with reception to follow at the Edwards Family Centre.
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- Bernice Lila (nee Abrey) Flostrand Isherwood aged 81 years of Imperial passed away suddenly at her residence on January 31, 2009. The Funeral Service will be held in Imperial Community Centre on Tuesday February 3rd at 1:00 p.m. with Rev. Richard Meredith officiating. Private family interment to follow in Venn Cemetery.
- Hazel Ella (nee Waldner). Sunday, October 3, 2004, Hazel Ella Isted, late of Regina, Sask., passed away with her husband John by her side in the Palliative Care unit of the Pasqua Hospital after a long courageous struggle with cancer at the age of 65 years. She was predeceased by her parents George and Winifred, son Milton (1965), brothers Noel (1996) and Fred (1956). Hazel leaves behind to grieve her husband John, sisters Doreen Garner, Shirley Waldner and Hilda Morrell, brother Bill (Barb) Hancock, daughters Kim Young and Laurie (Paul) Labelle and sons Doug (Donna) Langman, Terry (Mary) Langman and Cary MacFarlane; stepchildren Tom (Lorraine) Isted, Lloyd (Cheryl) Isted, Don (Pam) Isted, Victor (Shannon) Isted and Pat (Colleen) Isted and Mary Smith; mother-in-law Eldora Isted; brothers-in-law Richard (Stella) Strobl and Les (Lynne) Isted and sister-in-law June (Fred) Fisher along with 25 grandchildren and one great grandchild and other relatives too numerous to name. Hazel was born in Watrous, SK in July 1939 and moved to Regina in 1969. Hazel loved sewing, crafts and ceramics and many of the children's Christmas gifts were hand made treasures that are cherished to this day. A private family service will be held at Manitou Beach, Watrous, SK on Sunday, October 10, 2004.
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- Dianne Lynn (nee Tingey) December 9, 1960 - June 25, 2013.
Dianne Jabs passed away peacefully at Watrous Hospital on Tuesday, June 25th, 2013. A Private Family Service will be held at a later date.
- Delores. The death of Delores Janzen aged 85 of Saskatoon and formerly of Watrous, SK, occurred at the Royal University Hospital on Wednesday, March 19, 2008. Mass of the Christian Burial will be held in St. Ann's Roman Catholic Church in Watrous on Tuesday, March 25 at 11:30 a.m. Interment will follow in Watrous Cemetery. Vigil for the Deceased will be held Monday at 7:00 p.m. at St. Ann's Church. Delores was predeceased by her husband, Herman; two brothers and two sisters. She is survived by her four children, Gail (Roger) Carnation, Port Moody, BC, Deb (Doug) Haley, Calgary, AB, Paulette Janzen (Brian Carter), Saskatoon, SK, Cam (Jayne) Janzen, Calgary, AB; nine grandchildren; four great grandchildren; numerous nieces and nephews.
- Kathrene 'Kay' (nee Neufeld) March 16, 1919 - May 6, 2015. Mrs. Kathrene Jewell passed away peacefully at Watrous District Health Complex, Watrous, on Wednesday, May 6th, 2015. The Funeral service will be held in Watrous Baptist Church, 201-2nd Ave. W., Watrous, SK. on Tuesday, May 12th at 2:00 p.m. A Private Family Interment will take place in Venn Cemetery.
- Violet Beatrice. The death of Violet Beatrice Jewell, age 94 years of Saskatoon and formerly of Watrous, occurred at Preston Ave. Extendicare on Tuesday, November 9, 2004. Mass of the Christian Burial will be held on Saturday, November 13 at 11:00 a.m. at St. Ann's R.C. Church in Watrous. Rite of Committal will follow in Watrous Cemetery. Vigil of Prayer will be at 7:30 p.m. on Friday at St. Ann's Church.
- Gladys Emily, July 25, 1913 - November 12, 2009. Released from pain at last, our mother, Gladys, died peacefully in her sleep at St. Paul's Hospital, Saskatoon. Born in Ravensworth, N. Yorkshire, England, Gladys and her family emigrated to Canada in May 1928. Mother was a consummate farm wife, caregiver, role model, who took pride in raising her family and was active in many varied interests right up to her death. Mother was predeceased by: our father, Reginald J. Jones (1975); our brother, Kenneth C.S. Jones (2008); her parents, George and Elizabeth Hodgson; her brothers, Kenneth (in WWII), George, Harold, Wilfred, Ronald, Maurice, and her sister, Audrey; two stepsons and a step-daughter; and survived by: two brothers, Stan and Basil (Anne); sistersin-law, Emma and Jean; daughter, Dorothy (Gordon); son, Donald (Georgina); daughter, Gweneth; daughter-in-law, Shelly; grandchildren: David, Michael, Jenny (Mike), James, Genevieve, Colleen, Suzanne, Michael, Kelly (Shawn & Cash), Kathy; great granddaughter, Kenzie; cousin, Winnifred Strege USA; plus numerous nieces and nephews in Canada and the UK. Many thanks to: Father Patrick for final prayers; the nurses and doctors at the St. Paul's; the wonderful caregivers from HomeCare; our friends/neighbors, coworkers, and family for the visits, flowers, cards, phone calls, and gifts of food. Cremation. Internment of ashes at Watrous in the summer. Friends, caregivers, and family are invited to a memorial tea, 2:00 5:00 p.m., on Friday, November 27th at Mayfair United Church Hall, 902 33rd St. W., Saskatoon.
- June Ruby (nee Scott) passed away suddenly on Saturday, August 4, 2007 at the young age of 75 years. June was born on the family farm at Venn, SK on June 25, 1932. June is survived by her loving husband of 52 years, Lloyd; five children, Bill (Liz), Wendy (Donah) Hogue, Bev (Vern) Kinvig, Cathy and Randy; six grandchildren and five great grandchildren; four brothers, Jack, Lloyd (Vivian), George (Helen) and Earl (Mardelle); sister, Margaret (Rudy) Gross. She was predeceased by her parents, Fred and Alice Scott and son, Richard. June will be missed by all who knew her. Service of Remembrance will be held at 2:00 P.M., Saturday, August 11, 2007 at Norman Kennedy Presbyterian Church, Regina, SK with Rev. Ronald Sutton officiating.
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- Monika Emilie Maria (May 1, 1931 - May 11, 2010). The death of Mrs. Monika Kahlert, aged 79 years of Watrous, SK, occurred at her residence on Tuesday, May 11, 2010. Monika is survived by her loving husband, Fred; daughter, Barbara (Doug) Munro; sons, Peter, Christian (Regina) and Martin (Carolina); six grandchildren, Graham, David, Patricia, Selena, Kevin and Isabella. The Vigil for the Deceased will be held on Friday, May 14th at 7:00 p.m. The Mass of the Christian Burial will be held on Saturday, May 15th at 10:00 a.m. Both Services will take place in St. Ann's Roman Catholic Church, Watrous.
- Alfred Burt (February 9, 1929 – February 7, 2013).
Alfred was born on the family farm in the Young district and attended Favorite School. As a self-taught heavy-duty mechanic he worked in Saskatchewan and as far as the Yukon. He enjoyed farming with his brother Emil in the area he was raised in. Never completely retiring, he was busy in his shop doing lath work for farming neighbours that needed his help. He actively played ball with a league in town and loved to curl. As an armchair coach, he watched every baseball game possible on television, and mentally swept the curling rocks down the ice. Alfred always had time to talk to people and was willing to give a helping hand to anyone. He passed away peacefully at his home in Watrous on Thursday, February 7th, 2013. Alfred was predeceased by his parents Emil and Elizabeth, brothers Clarence, Arnold, Edwin and Wilfred. He is survived by his sisters Kathleen (Herb) Haberman, Irene Hilderman, Lorraine Kaminski, Emilie Kaminski (Dave Gibbs); brothers Emil (Ella), Lorne and Roy (Sharon) and numerous nieces and nephews. Alfred’s family thank you for attending and invite you to join them for lunch and a time of fellowship following the private family interment in the Watrous Cemetery.
- Lois Lavern (nee McKenzie) March 31, 1932 - November 22, 2008. Lois was the eldest daughter of Don and Doris McKenzie. She grew up in Watrous, Sk and met the love of her life, James E. Kane at Manitou Beach. They were very young; Dad always joked that he had to wipe her nose before he kissed her! They were married June 7, 1949 in the United Church and four years later they married again in the Catholic Church, which put Dad back in "good standing!" Mom made many lifelong friends working at Robert Simpsons, Sask. Power, Drope and Associates, and many more through Dad's career with the Regina City Police Service. Mom and Dad had only one daughter, me, but were blessed with the arrival of a grandson and two granddaughters and eventually 7 great grandsons and just recently a greatgranddaughter. Mom's health declined rapidly in the past year. Even through the rough days she always had a sense of humor and was always appreciative of everything anyone did to help her out! Mom's main interest was her family, but she enjoyed travel with Dad, family and friends from one coast of Canada to the other and to exotic locales as well. She was an extremely talented interior decorator, hip on fashion and electronics, got great pleasure from making a Grand Slam, and never objected to stopping at a gambling machine. Happy hour was a must while the Young and the Restless was on! She was a good cook, well read and proficient at grammar and punctuation having been a stenographic instructor with Sask Power. She was the life of the party, the bell of the ball, but most of all "Loey was a lady!" She was predeceased by her brother Bobbie; her parents Don and Doris McKenzie; her loving husband Jim; and brother-in-law Ralph Crawford. She is loved and remembered by her only daughter, Linda and son-in-law Peter Halbgewachs; grandson Jamie (Carrie); two granddaughters Jana (Dave) Bulmer and Jillian (Jason) Smith; seven great grandsons Brandon, Jayden and Taylor Halbgewachs, Riley, Brady and Conor Bulmer, Sawyer Smith; one great granddaughter Samantha Smith; two sisters, Donna Crawford, and Carol (Andy) Lawrence; one brother Don (Harma) McKenzie; as well as many nieces and nephews. Lifelong friends, Lorraine Butler, Ruby Krienke and Peggy Elliot always had a place in her heart, as well as many other friendships she treasured even tho' time and distance has come between them. There is an empty place in our hearts, but Dad has her in his loving arms again! A memorial service will be held at Regina Funeral Home, Regina, SK, on Wednesday, November 26, 2008 at 2:00 p.m.
- Stanley. The death of Stanley Keffer aged 57 years of Watrous district occurred suddenly at his farm residence on Wednesday, April 11, 2001. The Funeral Service will be held in Watrous Baptist Church on Saturday, April 14, 2001 at 10:30 a.m. conducted by Pastor Gary Bergen. Interment will follow in Watrous Cemetery. Stan was predeceased by his parents, John and Mary Keffer; uncles, Mike, Larry, Bill; aunt, Lena. He is survived by his loving wife Bev; his 3 sons, Curtis (Melodie), Michael (Ara), Christopher (Aimee); grandchildren, Addison, Emmalee, Noah and Ethan and Alexa; brother Bert; aunt Tena; cousin Walter (Lynn) and extended family.
- Elaine (nee Walkley) January 5, 1930 - December 26, 2012. Our beloved sister, wife, mom and Grandma Elaine Kelly passed away on December 26th, 2012. She is dearly loved and remembered by her husband Jerry of 61 years. Her loving son Rick (wife Nancy), loving daughter Lynn Schaan (husband Albert ) and their children Michael, Adam, Daniel and Emily: Son Vince children Laura (Chad Wight), Bradley, Holly and their mother Ellenor. She was the beloved sister to Gwen Jones. Sister-in-law to Lorne Kelly (Joan) and Pat Kelly (Sylvia). Aunt to Wayne Jones, Susan Allport (Ken) and Ken Kelly and their families. She was predeceased by her parents Wilfred and Betsy Walkley and brother-in-law Charlie Jones. Mom was born on January 5th, 1930 at Prince Albert and attended Sion Convent in Prince Albert from K-12. She went out into the work world at Liggetts Rexall Pharmacy. She met the love of life Jerry at the roller skating rink at Waskesiu -- there's was a true love story and they were each others sweethearts. They were blessed with three children Rick, Lynn and Vince and they felt Mom's love abundantly. We are blessed with volumes of wonderful memories of times together. Her greatest joy was her grandchildren and she loved to hear about their lives and share in all their activities. They all felt they were the most special. Elaine so loved her big sister Gwen and they were the best of friends. Mom loved all things Mickey Mouse, Wizard of Oz, crosswords, the family cabin at Emma Lake, winters in California, each moment spent with family and friends and rejoiced in living everyday of life. Despite many years of health issues she remained positive, full of fun and willing to face declining health with dignity and grace. She fought valiantly to stay with us as she said she had such a great life and so much to be grateful for. Her last month was spent receiving excellent health care at Royal University Hospital but God saw that she was weary so while holding the hand of her daughter Lynn she went home to be with the Lord. She will be greatly missed. Love you more. Funeral Service on Monday, December 31, 2012 at 11:00 a.m.
- Lloyd Allen. The death of Lloyd Allen Kelly, age 72 of Watrous, SK occurred on April 11, 2004 at Watrous Hospital. He was predeceased by his parents and a nephew Greg. Lloyd is survived by his sisters Gladys Fisher, Watrous, SK and Evelyn Wiegel, Calgary, AB, as well as numerous nieces and nephews. The Funeral Service will be held at Fotheringham-McDougall Funeral Chapel on Thursday, April 15 at 2:00 p.m. with interment in Watrous Cemetery.
- Robert "Bob" (July 4, 1914 - April 5, 2009) was born in Lutz, Germany, the son of Adolf and Lydia Kettner. Growing up in a time of war was difficult, Bob was one of 15 children, but eight of his siblings died in infancy, including his twin brother. His father was sent to the war, the woman and children were forced to endure winter in Siberia, living in box cars with no heat. During this time Bob suffered a serious infection, leaving him with one leg shorter than the other. After the war, what was left of the family returned to what is now known as Poland. Seeking a better life, the family immigrated to Canada in 1927 and settled in the Minitonas area of Manitoba. As a young man, Bob worked for many years in the Bush Camps and could operate any type of heavy equipment. He was also talented at working with his hands and could repair almost anything from small engines to heavy equipment. He was even able to sew and repair his own clothing. Always a hard worker, Bob spent some years in Thompson, Manitoba working as a bulldozer operator in a gravel pit. He had an accident while on that job and spent six months in hospital in Winnipeg, Manitoba. Bob was united in marriage to Agnes Seib in 1950. Agnes had three sons, Erwin, Edwin and Gary, and the family welcomed the birth of a daughter, Betty. They farmed in the Minitonas area for many years, before moving to Swan River. Following Agnes’ death in 1991, Bob remained in Swan River for a few years. Then, in 1998, hearing of the benefits of the mineral waters in Watrous, Bob made the decision to move to that community. He lived on his own in Watrous until 2002 when he become a resident of the Manitou Lodge where he resided until his passing. Bob became a Christian in 1939 and although he never attended regular school, he always attended Church School. His mother taught him about life and the virtues of prayer. Bob kept his faith his entire life as a member of the Baptist Church wherever he was living. At Manitou Lodge, Bob enjoyed the Bible Study that was sponsored by the Watrous Baptist Church when his health permitted. He always enjoyed listening to inspirational hymns. Bob was predeceased by his parents, Adolf and Lydia Kettner; his wife, Agnes; his sisters, Filbe, Lena and Therese; his brother, Art Kettner and his step-son, Edwin Seib. He leaves to mourn his passing, his daughter, Betty and her husband, Ken Robbins of Englehart, ON; his step-sons, Gary of Brandon, MB and Erwin of Saskatoon, SK; his grandchildren, Robbie Robbins of Calgary, AB, Corey and Dawn Seib of Brandon, MB and Shaun, Chad and Sheila Seib of Saskatoon, SK; his brother-in-law, Jacob Trost of Yorkton, SK; his good friend and care provider in Watrous, Irene Muir and his good friend in Yorkton, Rose Zacharias as well as many nieces, nephews and other relatives. Funeral services will be held on Wednesday, April 8, 2009 at 11:00 A.M. from the chapel of Christies Funeral Home, Yorkton. The interment will follow in the Yorkton City Cemetery.
- Elsie (nee Griffith) was born March 25, 1906 at Fone Hill, SK and passed away peacefully at Manitou Lodge on June 22, 2006, at the age of 100 years and three months. Left to cherish her memory is her daughter, Edna Farago and husband, Leslie; grand-daughters, Donita (Ken Scaffel) of Regina, Darlene (Garnet Martin) of Watrous and Lorna (Brad Habermehl) of Watrous. Also her greatgrandchildren: Mark (Tammy) Schaffel of Calgary, AB, Dallas (Candace) Schaffel of Tabor, AB, Lesley Martin (fiance Mathieu Kelly) of Warburg, AB, Derek Martin (Meghan Kowalyk) and Lindsay Martin of Watrous, Kim Habermehl of Saskatoon and Kris Habermehl of Grand Prairie, AB; five great-great grandchildren: Jaiden and Devin Schaffel, Ariana and Kieron Schaffel and Danyka Martin; as well as numerous nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her husband, John Kienlen in 1990 and her son, Alfred in 1994; as well as her parents: John and Julia Griffith; sister, Harriet Hicks; stepbrothers: John Cowan and Tom Cowan; and stepsister, Edna Cowan. The Vigil of Prayer will be held on Friday, June 23rd at 7:30 p.m. and the Mass of The Christian Burial on Saturday, June 24th at 11 a.m. both will be held in St. Ann's Roman Catholic Church, Watrous, SK with Rev. Father Rheal Bussiere officiating. Interment will follow in Watrous Cemetery.
- John H. (January 8, 1915 - September 24, 2006). Peacefully, at the age of 91, John passed away at Last Mountain Pioneer Home, Strasbourg, SK. John was predeceased by his parents, Thomas and Ethel Kirton and sister, Lillian. He is survived by brother, Hugh of St. Augustine, Florida; sister, Eileen Pyper of Toronto, Ontario; brother, Glen (Lorna) of Winnipeg, Manitoba; and many nieces and nephews. John was born in Watrous, he attended Kilmory School and following grade twelve, attended Normal School in Saskatoon. He attained his teaching certificate in 1936. John took care of the family farm until 1941, when he joined the Air Force. He was posted overseas, serving in Radar Division. Upon return to Canada in 1945 he owned and operated a store in Tessier, SK. In 1961 he owned and operated an Esso Dealership in Delisle. He sold the business in 1978 and enjoyed life at Pike Lake until his move to Manitou Beach. John loved curling and won many events. He also had a great zest for golfing and enjoyed many evenings at Danceland. Many thanks to all who cared for and looked after John, his friends were very important to him. A private graveside service will be held at Watrous Cemetery on Friday September 29th. The family invites friends to attend a gathering at All Saint's Anglican Parish Hall on Main Street in Watrous on Friday at 2:00 p.m.
- Nellie Emma (nee McWillie). The death of Mrs. Nellie Emma Kiss aged 85 years of Watrous, SK occurred at Royal University Hospital in Saskatoon on Tuesday May 28, 2002. The Funeral Service will be held in Fotheringham's Funeral Chapel in Watrous on Saturday June 1st at 2:00 p.m. conducted by Cannon Lanny Hinde. Interment will follow in Watrous Cemetery. Nellie was predeceased by her parents, John and Anne McWillie, a sister Minnie, a son Leonard and her husband Louie. She is survived by her loving family, sons, Arnie (Karen) Kiss, Prince George, BC, Ralph (Patsy) Kiss, Assiniboia, SK, Glen (Bonnie) Kiss, Sundre, AB, Ivan Kiss, Watrous, SK; daughters, Nellie Kwiatkowski, Prince George, BC, Irene (Jack) Isabelle, Watrous, SK; 14 grandchildren; 16 great grandchildren; brothers, Fred McWillie, Naicam, SK, Rob (Jane) McWillie, Regina, SK, George (Frieda) McWillie, Watrous, SK; sister, Jean Scharfstein, Saskatoon; numerous nieces and nephews.
- Edward J. Klassen of Watrous passed away peacefully at the Calgary Agape Hospice. Cancer claimed him at the age of seventy-five. At his side was his wife Ruth, sons Dale (Valery), Ted (Jane) and daughter Sandra (Kevin). Service to be held in Watrous, United Church, Jan. 18, 11:00 AM.
- Keenan William Philip Klisowsky aged 11 years of Watrous SK died at his home Saturday night June 22, 2002. Keenan leaves to celebrate his short but happy life his Daddy and Mommy Perry and Deborah (Beres), his younger sister Aaleah and younger brother Ryder, his grandparents Bill and Helen Beres of Watrous and Philip and Carrie Klisowsky of Leross, and absolutely everyone who loved our little buddy Keenan. He was predeceased by his maternal grandmother, Jean Beres. A Funeral Mass will be held in the Watrous Civic Centre on Thursday June 27th at 10:00 a.m. Interment will follow in Watrous Cemetery.
- Iris Marie was born March 19, 1939 and passed away peacefully on January 7, 2007 at Sunset Extendicare after a lengthy illness. Iris was born in Watrous, SK but lived most of her life in Regina. Iris is survived by her son Bert Kocoy (Cindy) and daughter Lenore Grams (Ron); four grandchildren Jenna, Chas, Ristan and Chanice and brother Gary Vermuelen. Iris is also survived by numerous family and friends. She was predeceased by her mother Mary Vermeulen and stepfather Albert Vermeulen. A celebration of Iris' life will be held at Regina Funeral Home, Hwy #1 East, Regina, SK on Wednesday, January 10, 2007 at 2:00 p.m.
George Stephen Koczka passed away peacefully on Monday June 5, 2017 at 90 years of age. He will be loving remembered by his family: children, Dennis (Gail Upton), Karen (Teddy Kish deceased); his grandchildren Kody Koczka, Darlene Kiss, Amanda Booth (Shane) and great-grandchildren Kayleigh Kiss, Sierra Booth and Mickayla Booth; his brother Robert Koczka ( Jean McLean) and his sister-in-law Mary (John Koczka deceased) the children of his later life partner Irene Cain (deceased), Jeff, Rob, Rodney (Laurie) Robert (Janice), Shannon ( Cameron) and their children, and numerous nieces and nephews. George was predeceased by Marion (nee Mitchell), his wife of 52 years, in 2002; and his later life partner Irene Cain, in 2015. He was predeceased by his mother Matilda (Balogh); father Mike Senior; brothers John and Mike; and sisters Annie Zoney, Rose Robbestad, and Tillie Schaan; son-in-law Teddy Kiss, and a great-grandson Grayson Kiss. On June 17, 1926 George Stephen Koczka was born to Matilda (nee Balogh) and Mike Koczka Senior in the Plunkett area. He grew up on the family farm and attended school at the Farina country school several miles from the Koczka farm. He helped on the farm while attending school. In his early 20’s he moved to Toronto to work for Massey Ferguson, where he worked until his retirement in 1979. In Toronto, George met his bride to be, Marion. They married in 1950. Together they built a life and had two children Dennis in 1951, and Karen in 1955. George and Marion enjoyed a wide range of activities including, music, dancing, playing cards, fishing, watching sports, garage sales, restoring and repurposing old items, and spending time with family and friends. They would work hard from September to June and would spend summers at the Koczka family farm. In 1979 after retiring, George and Marion and Karen moved to Watrous. They enjoyed retirement and being close to family. George was always helping others in the community; he would often drive elderly people to their medical appointments in Saskatoon and do errands for them. For many years George and Marion spent the winter in Mesa, Arizona. A few years after Marion’s passing, George found a companion in a long time friend Irene Cain. They proved to be great partners and enjoyed each other’s company and dancing, music, card playing, watching sports and participating in family events. Irene passed in 2015. George continued to live on his own until his passing. He will be sadly missed by all those who knew him.
- Edward John (August 20, 1934 - January 28, 2013). It is with sadness and grief that we announce the passing of our loving husband, father, grandfather and great-grandfather. After a courageous battle with cancer, while also dealing with heart disease, Dad left us to be with his Lord and Saviour on Monday, January 28th, 2013. Dad will be dearly missed by his wife of nine years, Leila (nee Schellenberg) of Saskatoon; his children, Debra (Jim) Bendel and her children, Amanda (John) Lindberg and their son Korbin, and Travis (Laura Gessell) Dyck; Dwight (Darlene) Kornelsen and their son Evan; Dawn (Greg) Erker and their children Emily, Elizabeth and Bobby; and Dean (Shannon) Kornelsen and their son Seth. Also mourning his loss are Leilaís children, Marla (Tim) Benell and their son Garrett; Darcy (Kim) Schellenberg and their children, Kendall and Quinton. Also grieving his loss are all the members of our Siemens and Epp families. Dad is survived by his siblings, Margaret Pankratz, Jake Kornelsen, Anne Boehr and sister-in-law, Lena (William) Kornelsen, as well as many nieces and nephews. Dad was predeceased by his first wife of forty six years, Agnes (Siemens) Kornelsen; his parents Johann and Katharina; step mother Katherine Derksen; siblings Helen, Jacob, Isaac (Maria), John (Margaret), Katie (Peter) Sawatzky, Maria, Sarah, Cornelius and William; also brothers-in-law Peter Sawatzky, Fred Boehr, Jacob Pankratz; sisters-in-law Maria, Margaret and Gerda (Jake). Dad's childhood was spent helping on the family farm near Watrous. After completing high school and attending Bible School at Rosthern, Dad took over the family farm. Dad and Mom were married October 1, 1955 at the North Star Mennonite Church in Drake. Dad and Mom were very active in their home church, Bethany Mennonite, with Dad participating as Sunday School Superintendent, Church Chairman and Deacon. While raising their family, they farmed together, developing their farm into a successful dairy business. Dad served on the Board of the Saskatchewan Dairy Producers Association for many years. Family vacations were few but there were occasional trips to the mountains and camping and fishing trips that we all enjoyed. Though he didn't get to do it often, Dad loved fishing and not much made him happier than pulling in a big one! Upon retirement Dad and Mom took in many country gospel jamborees, enjoying travelling and staying in their fifth wheel. Retirement was clouded when Mom passed away in 2002. Dad and Leila were married on July 5, 2003. They lived on the farm at Watrous for the first couple of years and then moved to Saskatoon. They attended First Mennonite Church, Dad participating as Deacon and occasionally as Worship Leader. Sunday lunch out with friends and family was a regular and much enjoyed custom. Dad and Leila enjoyed travelling and went on two trips to Mexico, a Caribbean cruise as well as a cruise to Alaska. The family would like to send our heartfelt thank you to the St. Paul's Hospital Palliative Care Unit, RUH 6200 ward and RUH Emergency doctors, nurses and staff. A celebration of Dad's faithful walk with Christ will be held on Tuesday, February 5, 2013 at 2:30 p.m. at the First Mennonite Church, 418 Queen Street, Saskatoon, SK. The Interment will take place in Bethany Mennonite Church Cemetery, Watrous at 10:00 a.m. February 5th.
- Gertrude (nee Klassen) died peacefully March 1, 2005 at Watrous Union Hospital. Gertrude was born February 15, 1925 at Alexandertal, Ukraine, to Heinrich and Margaret Klassen. In 1948 the family emigrated to Canada and settled in Watrous, SK. In Watrous Gertrude met her husband, Jake Kornelsen, who had also been born in Alexandertal, Ukraine, but had emigrated to Canada in 1929. They were married October 23, 1949. Gertrude was predeceased by her parents, Heinrich and Margaret Klassen; and brothers, Heinrich, Wilhelm, Peter and Johann; and sister, Helen (Ted) Harder; as well as her infant son, Victor. Gertrude leaves behind her husband, Jake; son, Herb (Ruth) Kornelsen and their children, Ben (Cherie) Kornelsen, Jocelyn (Dustin) Curtis, Angela (Ryan) Bushman; son, Garry (Carolynne) Kornelsen and their sons, Kris (Kristie) Kornelsen and children Zachary, Lukas and Eli, and Greg (Angela) Kornelsen; daughter, Lillian (Allen) Patkau and their daughters, Jenn, Kate and Lesley. She is also survived by her sisters, Katharina (Gerhard) Sawatzky, Anna Niessen, Maria (Isaac) Driediger and Agnes (Rudolf) Friesen. The funeral service will be held at the Bethany Mennonite Church, Watrous, SK, on Saturday, March 5, 2005, at 2:30 p.m.
- Helen (September 17, 1920 - May 15, 2012). Helen Kornelsen, Watrous, Sask., was born September 17, 1920, to Johann and Katherina Kornelsen in Kusmitzky (Alexandrowka), Ukraine. She was nine when her family fled Russia arriving in Canada, March, 1930. In Canada, unable to speak English, Helen had to begin with the first grade at age 10, but was able to complete Grade 6 at age 15, when she had to drop out of school to help on the farm. One of her favourite things was reading, especially books about far-off places. As a teen, she read everything she could get her hands on and began writing short stories. Helen was baptized upon her faith in Jesus Christ on August 6, 1939, at the Bethany Mennonite Church, Watrous. The next two winters she spent as a student at Rosthern Bible School, Rosthern, SK. Helen enrolled as a Grade 10 student RJC in the fall of 1942 and graduated in 1945. While in school, Helen applied to and was accepted by the Mennonite Foreign Mission Board as a candidate for India. The Saskatchewan Mennonite Women's Conference provided prayerful and financial assistance for Helen's preparation at Bethel College, Kansas. Three years later, in 1948, she graduated with a Bachelor of Arts degree and journeyed to India that fall. Helen spent 37 years in India working mostly in Christian education first in Jagdeeshpur with literacy classes, camps for girls, and translation into Hindi, and then teaching at Union Biblical Seminary in Yeatmal and Pune. After six years in India, Helen returned home for a two-year furlough, during which she earned a Masters of Education degree from Wichita and Cornwall Universities. During her second leave, 1962, she attended a six-week International Writer's Seminar in Wisconsin. Helen used her furloughs well, taking courses and accepting many speaking requests. Upon returning to Watrous in 1984, Helen engaged in genealogical research, publishing two family histories. Helen has also translated diaries, journals and documents from German into English. Participation in the Writers Group in Watrous was a refreshing experience. Helen was predeceased by her parents and stepmother Katharina Derksen; siblings: Jacob, Isaac (Maria), John (Margaret), Katie (Peter) Sawatzky, Maria, Sarah, Cornelius and William; also brothers-in-law: Peter Sawatzky, Fred Boehr, Jacob Pankratz; sisters-in-law: Maria, Margaret, Gerda (Jake), Agnes (Ed). Helen is survived by siblings: Margaret Pankratz, Jake, Anne Boehr, and Edward and sisters-in-law Lena (William) and Leila (Ed), as well as many nieces and nephews. The Funeral Service will be held in North Star Mennonite Church, Drake, Sask. on Monday, May 21st at 2:00 p.m. Interment in Bethany Cemetery, Watrous will take place at 10:30 a.m. A Visitation for friends and family will be held at Fotheringham's Funeral Chapel, Watrous, SK on Sunday, May 20th at 7:30 p.m.
- Jacob Kornelsen, known to all as Jake, was born November 2, 1922, at Alexandertal, Ukraine, to Johann and Katharina (nee Janzen) Kornelsen. Jake was seven years old when the family emigrated from Russia to Saskatchewan, Canada, settling in the Watrous area. He attended Plymouth School, a daily walk of 2.5 miles to the school and back again, with his sister, Helen. In 1939 Canada declared war against Germany. In the early years of this war, Jake worked for some time in Trail, BC. By 1942, he began to serve as a Conscientious Objector (CO) in New Westminster, Port Alberni (Vancouver Island), Campbell River, Weyburn and Regina, SK. With the end of World War II in 1945, Jake returned to his home in Watrous to help his parents on the farm. He also began to work for ACME Services in Watrous. It was here in Watrous that Jake met his wife, Gertrude Klassen, who had also been born in Alexandertal, Ukraine, but had emigrated to Canada in 1948. They were married October 23, 1949, and were blessed with four children, Herb, Garry, Victor (who died in infancy), and Lillian. As a young man, Jake was baptized upon confession of his faith, at the Bethany Mennonite Church, Watrous, where he was an active member. When the church closed, he began to attend the Drake North Star Mennonite Church, where he was a member until his passing. In January, 1950, Joe Jewell, owner of ACME Services, invited Jake to purchase a half share of the business. Jake worked at Acme as owner/manager for 43 years until his retirement in 1993. Twenty-five of those years, he was a dealer for Chrysler, a company whose big cars he dearly loved and still drove. He was on the Board of CAA for many years. Even “retired”, Jake could be found daily at Acme, stopping by for coffee and answering phones if needed. He went on his last tow job in October, 2014, to unlock a vehicle in Nokomis. Fishing and camping were two of Jake’s pleasures, especially together with family. Jake and Gertrude both enjoyed a lot of travelling, inside Canada and in the United States, as well as overseas, among them India, Germany, Brazil, Paraguay, Cuba and Mexico. Though 70 years of age when he retired, Jake took on new ventures of cooking, gardening, volunteering at the MCC Thrift Store and golfing. He and his good friend, Lyle Shantz, spent many hours on the local golf course. Jake was blessed with a long and active life. In the beginning of March he began to have varied health issues that led to his passing away on Saturday, March 28, 2015. Jake was predeceased by his wife Gertrude, infant son Victor, parents Johann and Katherina Kornelsen, six brothers and five sisters. He is survived by son Herb (Ruth) Kornelsen and their children Ben (Cherie) Kornelsen, Jocelyn (Dustin) Curtis, Angela (Ryan) Bushman; son Garry (Carolynne) Kornelsen and their sons Kris (Kristie) Kornelsen and Greg (Angela) Kornelsen; daughter Lillian (Allen) Patkau and their daughters, Jenn (Jon) Hromek, Kate (Lester) Pryce and Lesley, and 16 great-grandchildren. He is also survived by one sister, Anne Boehr and five sisters-in-law, Lena Kornelsen, Leila Kornelsen, Katie Sawatzky, Maria (Isaac) Driediger and Agnes (Rudolf) Friesen. The Funeral Service will be held in North Star Mennonite Church in Drake on Saturday April 4th at 2:00 p.m. Visitation and viewing for family and friends will be held Friday April 3rd at Fotheringham’s Funeral Chapel in Watrous at 7:00 p.m. Interment will take place on Saturday at 11 a.m. at Bethany Mennonite Cemetery.
- Michael "Mike" was born on May 29th, 1917 on the family farm near Parkerview, Sask. He was the 2nd of 7 children born to Fred and Dora Kozakewich. Mike was a Veteran of World War ll. In 1945 he was stationed in London England. It was here he met his future wife Kathleen "Kaye" Mayhead. They were married on June 17th, 1946 in London England. After the war Mike and Kaye settled on their own farm near Parkerview, Sask. where they raised their 7 children. They moved off the farm and to Watrous in 1969 where Mike spent many years working odd jobs.
After the passing of his wife in 1976 Mike made his home in several small towns in Sask. until finally in 1985 he moved to Saskatoon where he remained until his passing. Mike spent the last 7 months at the Sherbrook Veterans Village House #8, where he was given excellent care. Thank you to all the staff there for the wonderful care and compassion given to our dad while in their care. Mike was predeceased by his wife Kaye, daughters: Janet and Catherine, parents Fred and Dora, brother Nick, sisters: Theresa, Paulette and Mary. He will be sadly missed and always loved by surviving daughters: Rosemarie (Wayne) and Frances , sons: Bernie, Dennis (Dorthy), and Tom. Also his sisters, Sister Anne Marie and Natalie. Many grandchildren, great grandchildren , nieces, nephews and friends who he loved and adored. WE ALL WILL MISS HIM.
- Adam "Tom". We sadly announce the passing of our beloved father, grandfather and great grandfather on Tuesday, June 26, 2007 in Regina, SK. Tom was born on March 26, 1920 in Watrous, SK and grew up around the communities of McLean and Balgonie. Tom will be lovingly remembered by his children, grandchildren and great grandson; Rollie (Rae) Kuntz, his son, Roly and their children, Jennifer and Mark; Debie (Bob) Poncelet and their children Arielle (Josh Devlin), Soleil and Tayler; Murray (Jean) Kuntz and his children, Kevin and Sara (Andrew) Miller and their son, Benjamin; Sue (Lawrence) Matchett and their children, Niki and Brett; sisters, Irene Vollman and Theresa Dreher; brothers, Bob (Alice), Bill (Lois), Jim, Allan (Agnes); sisters in law, Phyl, Emma and Liz, as well as numerous other family and friends. He was predeceased by his wife, Ethel in 2004; parents, George and Theresa Kuntz; brothers, John, Ed, Harold and Rae; sisters, Mac and Jean and several brothers and sisters in law. Tom served as a Sergeant in the Army during World War II. He enjoyed woodworking, golf and playing cribbage (which he taught to many of his grandchildren). A Celebration of Tom's life will be held at 3:00 P.M., Friday, June 29, 2007 at Holy Family R.C. Parish, 1021 McCarthy Blvd. N., Regina, SK with Fr. Brad Fahlman as Celebrant.
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- Mary Lila Muriel (nee Irvine). The death of Mary Lila Muriel Irvine occurred at the Long Lake Valley Integrated Facility Imperial, SK on Saturday, April 26th, 2003. She was the only daughter of Francis Joseph Irvine and Mary Lila Falls, from the Ottawa Valley. Lila was born 28 November, 1907 at Bruce Mines, ON. The family moved westward to Saskatchewan as the country opened up. At seventeen Lila became engaged to a friend of her brothers, Edward Stanley Laking, CNR agent/operator at Ardill, SK. They were married in Moose Jaw, October 1925. Their two boys, Francis Edward born 26 August, 1926, and Robert Therol, born 11 September 1927, were both born in the railway station at Ardill where the family lived. As Ed acquired seniority they moved on to progressively larger towns: Rhein, Birsay, Neidpath, Turtleford, Radville and Watrous where he retired in 1962. Lila was always a keen supporter of community activities and entertainment wherever they lived in, church, sports and school organizations, baked cookies for successive generations of neighborhood children, shared what she had to give unstintingly. Association with the social activism of the Railroad Unions during the hardest years of the 30's brought her into early contact with the founders and organizers of the Cooperative Commonwealth Federation in Saskatchewan, the more so since they traveled by train and were sure of a warm welcome at the station. With the outbreak of World War II, two brothers on active service overseas and two boys training with the militia, she worked still harder in the Ladies Auxiliary of the Royal Canadian Legion. With the move to Watrous, Ed became a Rotarian, Lila a Rotary Ann. They dedicated themselves to helping keep up Camp Easter Seal at Manitou Beach. She continued her active support of the NDP to the end. Lila outlived most of her immediate family, above - mentioned husband and parents, brothers Francis Hazelwood Irvine and his wife Katherine, Therol Dewitt Irvine and wife Muriel, Robert Cuyler Irvine and wife Jean; son Francis Edward Laking and wife Carol. She is survived by her younger son Robert Therol Laking and wife Shirley of Ottawa; granddaughter Roberta Laking of Toronto; nephews and nieces hither and thither. They were a rambling family. A Memorial Service will be held in Fotheringham's Funeral Chapel Watrous, SK on Saturday, May 3rd at 11:00 a.m. As she wished, her ashes will be buried in the Watrous Cemetery beside her husband.
- Florence Elaine. It is with deep sadness that we announce the passing of Florence Elaine Lamont, age 84 years, of Watrous, SK. The Funeral Service will be held at Watrous United Church, Friday May 18, 2007 at 2:00 p.m.
- Denise Arlene Lang passed away peacefully at St. Paul's Hospital in Saskatoon, Sask. on July 15, 2011. Arlene was born September 25, 1963 in Watrous to Charlie and Sylvia Lang. Arlene leaves to mourn her father Charlie, brother Kim, sister Heather (Len) and also leaves her nieces Kristin (Darby), Kendra (great nephew Carter) and Desirae. Arlene also leaves a dedicated and loving extended family at 3801 and Elmwood Staff. Arlene was predeceased by her mother Sylvia in 2010 and great niece Emma in 2009. Arlene had a wonderful quality of life even with her limited abilities. She knew she was loved by all and was content with what life had given her. She gave so much more than she ever took. Funeral arrangements to be announced.
- Madelon Gladys (nee Rands) died peacefully on Saturday June 17th, 2006 at the Watrous Union Hospital. Lonnie was born March 23rd 1924 to Laurier and Marguerite Rands. She is predeceased by her parents, her sister Betty Rands and her husband Victor Leslie. Survived by her children Allan and (Linda) Leslie, Janet and (Keith) McGillivray. Her grandchildren Jodi and (Darren) Van Roekel, Brooks MacGillivray, Amber Leslie (Aaron Fornwald), Joel Leslie (Kate O'Neal), Steven Leslie and her new greatgrandchildren Jada Van Roekel, and Mathias Fornwald. She is also survived by her sister in law and best friend Meta Robb Rizer, many nieces, nephews and cousins. The Memorial Service will be held in All Saint's Anglican Church in Watrous on Friday June 23rd, 2006 at 2 p.m. Lonnie will be sadly missed by family and friends. Ashes will be scattered at the Leslie Farm.
- Norma "Kay" (nee McMillan) Lindgren of Watrous (formerly of Fort Qu'Appelle and Conquest) broke free of her battle with cancer July 18, 2006 at the age of 70, peacefully and with her family at her side. She is survived by her children Dale Lindgren (Sharon) of Regina; Patti Gera (Rick Jensen) of Saskatoon, grandchildren Dylan and Nathan Lindgren and Michael and Kayli Gera; sister Barbara Wright of Prince Albert, sisters in law Shirley McRae of Watrous and Audrey Lindgren of Vermillion, and enough family and friends to fill all the old Saskatchewan barns and grain bins she ever photographed. She was predeceased by her husband Maurice, son Ricky, parents Ralph and Ida McMillian, brother Cliff McMillan; parents in law Oscar and Dora Lindgren, and brother in law Elwood Lindgren. We will lay Mom to rest with Dad and Ricky at the Watrous cemetery at 1 pm on Saturday, July 29th. We invite those who loved Mom to join us and then continue to share in the celebration of her life at her home in Watrous (318-4th Ave. E.) immediately afterward.
- David Elden "Doc" is now with past acquaintances enjoying the back 9 on the Heavenly Valley Golf Course. Born in Watrous, SK in 1922, David passed away peacefully on Saturday, April 2, 2011. An avid sportsman, David was well known for his skills as a golfer and hockey player (Quakers, New York Rovers, Kimberley Dynamiters) and was a pitcher for the 1948 Canadian Champions, the Merchants softball team, which is honoured in the Saskatoon Sports Hall of Fame. David served in the Navy in WWII. He worked at Cominco (Teck) for 36 years, 17 of which were in Kimberley BC where he was also the golf pro. In 1966, he returned to Saskatoon to work for Cominco Potash at Vanscoy, until his retirement in 1985. David is survived by his devoted wife of 67 years, Margaret (nee Murray); seven children, David, Robert (Wendy), Marion Briscoe, Carolyn Boechler (Bob Knoll), Elden (Bobbi), Joy and Glenn (Heather Latourneau); 15 grandchildren; nine great grandchildren; and one brother, Donald. He was predeceased by his brothers, James and Allister; sister, Thelma MacLeod; and son-in-law, Bruce Briscoe. The Funeral Service will be held on Wednesday, April 6, at 2:00 p.m. from Windsor Chapel, 704 Windsor Street, Saskatoon (Corner of 8th Avenue North and Windsor Street). Inurnment will follow the service in Woodlawn Cemetery.
- Elmer Victor (May 15, 1923 - December 18, 2004). The families of Elmer Lundback are sad to announce his death on December 18, 2004 at St. Paul's Hospital Palliative Care Unit. Elmer will be missed deeply by his loving wife, Kathy; son Linden; grandchildren Chelsea and Lindsay; brother Clarence (Muriel); sister Ruby (Abe Friesen); nephew Barry and niece Brenda; stepchildren Linda (Kevin Tunney), their children Stephanie and Fenton; Christine Sutcliffe, her children Shawn and Kelly; and Robert Morrison. Elmer was predeceased by his father Victor (1962) and mother Dora (1988), first wife Laura (1992), her parents William and Mary and brother George. Elmer was born in Spooner, Sk. and attended Sandhill Creek School, Ridgedale High and the University of Saskatchewan. He began teaching school in Young, Sk., and finished his career in Watrous where he retired in 1982. Following this, he spent six years as administrator of Manitou Lodge in Watrous. Previous to teaching he spent time working in a Co-op store, as a lumberjack and in the army infantry. Elmer was actively involved in Watrous and St. Martin's (Saskatoon) United Churches, Watrous and Saskatoon Rotary Clubs, Watrous Curling Club, the Superannuated Teachers of Saskatchewan, Cosmopolitan Seniors Club (Saskatoon) and he was recognized by many organizations for his outstanding contributions. Elmer had special talents for entertaining and sang at numerous community functions, funerals and weddings. The funeral will be held at 2 P.M. on Wednesday, December 22, 2004 from Watrous United Church in Watrous, Sk. Thanks to the kind care given by Drs. Gwen and Ruben Rajakumar, to the efforts of Dr. Rivers and Dr. Haiden and the excellent care provided by St. Paul's Palliative Care staff.
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- Mary (February 5, 1928 - March 14, 2012). Mary Mackie, 84 years of age, of Manitou Beach, Sask, passed away peacefully in Victoria, B.C. surrounded by her family. Mary will be forever remembered by her husband of 59 years, Ken; by their two children; Scott (and Judy) of Regina and Debra of Victoria and by her grandchildren; Ashley, John, Douglas and Julianna of Regina. As well, she is remembered by her brother-in-law Hugh Robertson of Saskatoon and by her nieces and nephews throughout the country. Mary, the eldest of five children, was born in Berwyn, Alberta but she grew up in Lewes, England and later in Watrous, Saskatchewan. It was there that she married Ken Mackie and they had their children. Although the family would move in 1963 from Watrous, they in fact never really left. No matter where they lived, Manitou Beach and Watrous were home. Mary lived her life with grace and purpose, she was devoted to family and friends and an ardent supporter of all things Manitou and to the end she was brave. Cremation has taken place and at Mary's request a memorial service will be held at Manitou Beach in July.
- Helen Evelyn (nee Winter). Remembering a wife, mother, grandmother and friend. Helen was born August 15, 1924 in Watrous, SK to parents Hubert (Bert) and Marjorie Winter. Helen took her schooling in Prince Albert and Kindersley showing an early flare for piano playing and art. Helen graduated from Nursing in 1945 from Saskatoon City Hospital and returned to Kindersley where she married Arthur (Alex) Alexander MacMillan in December of the same year. Alex and Helen moved to Toronto, ON where Alex studied Optometry, returning to the prairies and Saskatoon in 1949. Helen was a proud member of Saskatoon City Hospital Nurses Alumni, Broadway Painters Workshop, Golden Eagles and a long-time member of Grace-Westminster United Church. Helen and Alex (deceased October 2008) are survived by their two married children: Marjorie (Bruno) Konecsni and their children Darren (Kelly) and Sheala of Saskatoon; Larry (Cheryl) MacMillan and their children Lisa (Shayne) Cavaliere with daughters Bianca and Ashley, and Laurie (Brent) Manning with daughters Mckenzie and Elizabeth of Merritt, BC. Helen passed away on Sunday, August 16, 2009 at the age of 85. A Graveside Burial Service for Helen and Alex will take place on Friday, August 21, 2009 at 3:00 p.m. at Woodlawn Cemetery, Field of Honour with the Reverend Colin Clay presiding.
- Charles Stuart. It is with great sorrow that we announce the passing of Rev. Charles Stuart MacNutt, husband, father, grandfather, great grandfather, brother, uncle, musician, humanitarian, disciple and provider of the Lord's work. After a devastating fall in October 2003, which left him partially paralyzed, Charles (Chuck) fought hard at recovery and had recently talked about returning home from the hospital and enjoying his final years with his wife Wendy Mei MacNutt (Wu) and their extended family. On Saturday, Oct. 1st he left this life peacefully at the Watrous Hospital/Care Home. He dedicated most of his life to community and church and always lent a helping hand, especially to the sick and less fortunate. Chuck was born February 11th, 1926 and lived a very full and productive life. He expressed himself through music at a very early age, sharing this talent through different bands and through his church community until illness forced him to put his "Sax " away. A graduate of St. Andrews College in Saskatoon, he began his theology practice, firstly as a student minister in 1954 in Conquest, SK, then to Morley, AB, Blackie, AB, Fort Qu'Appelle, SK, Saltcoats, SK, Winnipeg, MB, McCreary, MB, back to Fort Qu'Appelle, SK, Regina, SK, Saskatoon, SK, then retirement and out to Watrous, SK and finally to the new house on the lake at Manitou Beach, SK. Along the way, he brought up a family of 5 children and touched the hearts of his congregations throughout the prairie provinces. He was predeceased by his father Thomas Russell MacNutt, his mother Pearl MacNutt (Rusk) and a sister Mary Eleanor Trowell (MacNutt). He is survived by his wife Wendy Mei MacNutt (Wu), three sons, Blair (Debra) MacNutt, Russ (Karen) MacNutt, Tom MacNutt (Wendy Romanow), two daughters, Wendy (Dave) Liepert, Judy (Barry) Scora, grandchildren, Joe (Lindsay) Liepert, Dan Liepert, Toni Liepert, Phillip Scora, Colette Scora, Travis MacNutt, Austin MacNutt, and Justin MacNutt, Great grandchild, Keighan Joseph Liepert, a sister, Lorene Graham (MacNutt), Wendy Mei's son Billy (Carrie) Sin and grandson Ben in Hong Kong and many nieces and nephews, as well as lots of friends from all over the world. Prayers will be held on Monday, October 3rd at 7:30pm at the Philadelphian Mennonite Church of Watrous with Funeral Services on Tuesday October 4th at 2:00 pm at the Hillcrest Funeral Home (east on 8th Street, turn right before the railway tracks) in Saskatoon. Interment in Hillcrest Memorial Gardens.
- Ellen Margaret (nee Starling) Stokke Manson. The death of Mrs. Ellen Manson, aged 87 years, of Watrous occurred peacefully on Saturday, September 8, 2012 at Watrous District Health Complex. The Funeral Service will be held in Watrous United Church, Watrous, Saskatchewan on Thursday, September 13th at 11:00 a.m. Private Family Interment in Venn Cemetery.
- Garry James. The death of Garry James Manson, aged 52 years of Watrous SK, occurred at Royal University Hospital on Friday November 24, 2006 after a brief battle with cancer. The Funeral Service will be held on Monday November 27th at 2:00 p.m. at the Watrous Civic Centre in Watrous. Interment will follow in Watrous Cemetery. Garry is survived by his loving wife, Mel; son, Lane; daughters, Tara and Haley; brother, Donald and family; step mother, Ellen and her family.
- Ross. The death of Ross Manson aged 88 years of Watrous, SK occurred at the Watrous Union Hospital on Monday August 21, 2006. Ross was predeceased by his wife Marg in 1998 and two sisters, Margaret and Jean. He is survived by his loving family, son, Dave (Delores); daughters, Marilyn Smith, Valerie (Allan) Miettinen, Donna (Brian) Aschenbrener; 10 grandsons and one granddaughter; seven great grandchildren; sister, Nellie (Joe) Kokran. The Funeral Service will be held in Watrous United Church on Friday August 25th at 2 p.m. conducted by Rev. Deborah Smith. Interment will follow in Watrous Cemetery.
- Robert A. The family of Robert Mark of Watrous is saddened to announce the death of their father and grandfather. Bob peacefully passed away surrounded by his family, Thursday, January 18, 2007 at Manitou Lodge in Watrous. Bob was predeceased by his loving wife, Elaine and his brother Jimmy. He is survived by his children Noreen (Phil) of Leeds, UK; Ross (Fran), Saskatoon; Cameron (Shannon), Sherwood Park, AB; Fraser (Karen), Watrous, Denise (Lyle), Watrous; Jim (Pam), Grand Rapids, MN; his grandchildren Craig (Claire), Moira (Paul), Shane (Heather), Brody, Ryan (Vanessa), Lindsay, Bailey, Thomas, Caitlin, Jackson, Erin, Sean, Brendan, Hannah and great grandchildren Oliver, Katie, Jessica and Emily. He is also survived by sisters-in-law Mabel Mark and Joan (Ken) Carlson. Bob was born on August 13, 1921 at Saltcoats, SK. Bob grew up in Young, SK and raised his family in Watrous. He proudly served his country in WWII as a member of the Canadian Armoured 5th Div. and had always been proud of his involvement in the Italian Campaign. Bob was a talented and well respected general contractor in the province for many years. The service of remembrance will be held Wednesday, January 24, 2007 at Watrous United Church, 2:00 p.m.
- Fay Lucille (nee Balogh) May 3, 1949 - February 7, 2016. Fay was born in Saskatoon, Sk. She was the second eldest of four; born to Elizabeth and Ambrose Balogh. Fay married Basil Marta in 1965 and together they had three children, Sharlene (Sean), Dean (Joanne) & Delvin (Tracey), six grandchildren; Brandon (Brittany), Devin (Carlene), Keith, Jasmine, Alyssa and Sydney as well as three great grandchildren; Chloe, Chase, Abbigail. Fay is survived by her two sisters Jean (Garth) Hibbert and Rita (Ivan) Allin and brother Dave (Judy) Balogh. Fay spent the majority of her working years at the Watrous Lodge/Hospital. Even after retirement you could find her there visiting and bringing smiles and laughter too many of the residents. Fay had a passion for the outdoors; some of her greatest pleasure came from gardening and bird watching. If she wasn’t at the cabin she would be sewing or baking, her greatest joy was making birthday cakes for family and friends. She will be dearly missed and in our hearts forever.
- Basil. The death of Basil Marta, age 66 years of Watrous, SK, occurred at his residence on Sunday, February 8, 2004. The Memorial Service will be held in Watrous United Church on Thursday, February 12 at 2:00 p.m.
- Ed was born on January 19, 1941 in Watrous, SK to Aaron and Barbara Martens. He was their 4th child and their only son. Ed grew up on the family farm where he resided until his passing. He was a man of many talents. He was an electrician, a truck driver, a carpenter and a farmer. In a nutshell he was a jack-of-all-trades. In 1968 he met Dorothy the love of his life. Ed and Dorothy were married in Watrous on December 30th, 1971. On January 7th, 1979 Ed and Dorothy adopted their first child Curtis and three years later on April 2nd, 1982 they adopted their daughter Jodi. Ed loved talking about Curtis and Jodi. They were his pride and joy and two of the best accomplishments of his life. When they were young children he was actively involved in all aspects of their lives from coaching ball and soccer, to just going to cheer them on. Ed always kept busy either farming or driving truck. He loved to tell stories of all the places he had been and all the people he had met along the way. In his spare time he enjoyed spending time with his family and friends. He also enjoyed curling, golfing, camping and crop checking. When time permitted he liked to watch hockey and football on TV. Ed's other favourite hobby was going to town for coffee with his friends. Up until last month this was still a favourite social ritual that he enjoyed. In April 2011 Ed was diagnosed with stage-four lung cancer. He underwent treatments and it went into remission in February 2012. But, the cancer would not stay away for long. In September 2012 the cancer was back. He decided to fight again and underwent Chemo treatments until the end of December. We believe it was his stubbornness that kept him going as long as it did. Ed passed away on Tuesday, June 18, 2013. His journey here on earth is over and he will be greatly missed. Ed was predeceased by his parents and three brother-in-laws. He is survived by his wife Dorothy; his children Curtis and Jodi; his granddaughter Mackenzie and his sisters Bonnie, Sarah, Erna and Elsie
- Catherine "Kay" Elizabeth Martin. The death of Mrs. Kay Martin, aged 88 years, of Watrous, SK. occurred at Royal University Hospital in Saskatoon on Thursday, May 20, 2010. A Memorial Service will be held in the Watrous United Church on Tuesday, May 25th at 2:00 p.m. Interment will follow in Watrous Cemetery.
- Helen W. (nee Robinson). Peacefully at Carleton Lodge in Ottawa on June 20, 2006 at the age of 92. Dear beloved wife of Dr. Joseph Bruce Marshall (deceased) and sister of William "Bill " Robinson of Sudbury and Edward Robinson (deceased) of Calgary. Loving mother of her only daughter Susan Jane (deceased), four sons and their wives: Drs Joseph Marshall and Cathy (Broughton) of Thornhill, Peter and Trish (Mullen) Marshall, Ian and Jean (MacGregor) Marshall and Keith Marshall and Claudette David, all of Ottawa. Cherished grandmother of ten grandchildren; Adam (Sarah Burrows), Alyssa and Erik of Toronto; Allison (Tyler Grieve) and Ginny also of Toronto; Sara and Heather of Ottawa and Michele and Emilie of Ottawa and David (Janelle Conlan) now also living in Toronto. Helen was born Watrous, SK on May 15, 1914. She received her B.A from the University of Saskatchewan in 1934 where she first met her husband. As a gracious and loving wife of Bruce, she lived in Saskatoon and then in Ottawa with a brief and exciting interlude in London England. Friends may visit at the Central Chapel of Hulse, Playfair and McGarry 315 McLeod Street, Ottawa on Wednesday, June 28, 2006 from 7:00 to 9:00 p.m. and on Thursday, June 29, 2006 from 10:30 a.m. until service time in the Chapel at 11:30 a.m. Interment Beechwood Cemetery.
- George Edward passed away on June 15, 2004 at the age of 80. He will always be remembered by his daughter, Lonnie (Ernie) Rudy; his sons, Brad (Janine), Taylor (Helen) and Cameron. Also his grandchildren, Kelly, Chad, Graham, MacKenzie, Shaun, Stuart, Liam and Daniel; and a brother, Ken. He was predeceased by his wife, Ardith; his parents, William and Constance; his sisters, Linda and Connie; and his brothers, Bill and Ralph. George served in the Royal Canadian Navy during World War II. He retired with 29 years of service in the Public Service. He also managed the Regional Park Golf Course and Curling Rink for many years. He was a member of the Royal Canadian Legion. George's family would like to thank the staff of Mandel House and The Manitou Lodge who took such great care of Dad, George. There will be a Memorial Service held on Friday, June 18 at 2:00 p.m. in the Legion Hall, on Main St. in Watrous, SK with Rev. Mike Sinclair officiating followed by a family interment (of both George and his wife Ardith) in the Watrous Cemetery.
- Arne Henrick. The death of Arne Henrick Mattson, aged 90 years of Watrous SK, occurred at Watrous Union Hospital on Wednesday, April 21, 2010. A Memorial Service will be held in Fotheringham's Funeral Chapel on Tuesday, April 27th at 2:00 p.m.. Interment will follow in Watrous Cemetery. Arne is survived by three daughters, Elaine (Ewen) Cameron, Darlene, Lynn; grandchildren, Nita (Curtis), John, Maureen and Sandra; one great granddaughter, Danica.
- Lila (nee Ruuth) passed away at Manitou Lodge, Watrous, SK on December 3, 2006 at the age of 87 years. Lila leaves to cherish her memory, her children: Beverly of Abbotsford, BC, John and Glenda of Watrous, Jacky and Brad of Saskatoon; seven grandchildren: Rob (Katrina and Kayden) Eng of Chilliwack, BC, Brennan, Jocelyn, Spencer and Kendall McArthur of Watrous, Kohl and Ben Bauml of Saskatoon. She was predeceased by her dear husband, Francis in 1978; parents: Mary and Anselm Ruuth; sister, Charlotte Ruuth-Stone and brother, Axel Ruuth. Lila was born November 18, 1919 at Winnepegosis, MB. She grew up in Loreburn, SK, finished her high school at Balfour Tech in Regina, SK. Lila attended Teacher's College in Regina. Lila married Francis McArthur in 1945. Lila's passion in life was the farm. Lila invested herself in her family, the church and the town of Watrous. She used her time to volunteer her talents, to lend a helping hand. Lila was a real promoter of Watrous and was on Town Council from 1981 1988. She truly believed that Watrous was the best place in the world to live, prosper and raise a family. She also took time to be involved in the Watrous UCW, the local school board, Coop board, Arts and Council and the rec board for many years. A special thanks to the staff of Manitou Lodge for their kindness, care and attention. The Celebration of Lila's Life will be held Friday, December 8, 2006 at 11:00 a.m. in the Watrous United Church, Watrous, SK with interment to follow in the Watrous Cemetery.
- Marjorie (nee Snell) of Watrous passed away peacefully on Thursday afternoon February 26, 2004, after 94 years. Marjorie's death follows that of her husband Neil, in August 2002, to whom she was married for over 60 years. Marjorie was born and grew up in Watrous, where her family farmed. She attended Saskatoon Normal School and taught for a number of years during the depression. Her teaching took her to small rural schools in the Melfort-Nipawin area. Marjorie still has copies of the IOU's she received in place of the $400 per year pay she was supposed to get for her teaching. Neil, who farmed at Watrous with his father and brother, proved his good intentions by traveling regularly in a Model A to see her, over depression era gravel and dirt roads even worse than the grain truck wrecked ones of today. Marjorie and Neil went out on a limb in 1939, when Neil left his farming partnership with his family. Together they bought the Kirton farm, with nothing but hope and a promise to pay over the coming years. The proof of Mrs. Kirton's confidence in their worth was the fact that they paid the whole thing off in a few short years. Marjorie had a quiet, deep pride in their farm, and confidence in her worth and contribution. Her influence and work was evident in their beautiful farmstead which was recognized with a Master Farm Family award in 1966. Like many women of her generation, life was not easy, and Marjorie worked incredibly hard. She raised four children, and at the same time raised large flocks of chickens and turkeys, separated cream and kept a large garden. Her candled free range eggs and her quality Thanksgiving and Christmas turkeys were in great demand, and brought in much needed income as Neil invested in breeding stock for what was eventually to become a successful herd of purebred Herefords. Marjorie was a wonderful mother, wise and trusting with a great ability to see the humour in things. She understood the importance of developing independence in her children. When the end of high school approached and people asked if she was going to miss the departing child, she would laugh and say Heavens, no, I've done my part, it's time for them to get on their way and take care of themselves. But her love was never in doubt, and her support was never absent. Marjorie and Neil have four children, Donald (Susan) of Watrous, Jean Proto (Frank) of Regina, Doug of Vancouver, and Moira Whitehouse (Larry) of Fort Worth, Texas. Marjorie, true to her never seeking any form of recognition, directed that there is to be no funeral or service, and no flowers. A Tea in her memory will be held in the Legion Hall in Watrous on Sunday, March 14, 2004 at 3:00 p.m. A scholarship fund for Watrous students who have made a contribution to the community through participation and leadership will be established in her and Neil's name.
- Neil 1900 - 2002. Neil McArthur, master farmer, purebred Hereford breeder, and long time Watrous area resident, passed away peacefully at Manitou Lodge, at the age of 102, on Thursday, August 29th, 2002. Neil was born in Campbelton, Scotland on February 10, 1900, where his family worked as crofters. His father came to Canada in search of farm work. Neil followed two years later, traveling by boat with a herd of Aberdeen Angus cattle belonging to the Goodales at Cheviot. Neil and the cattle traveled to the Cheviot Hills where Neil was employed as their herder. Neil's memories of Scotland were mainly of poverty and hard work. He visited Scotland only twice during his long life. While very much a Scot, he had no romantic attachment to his life there. He loved Saskatchewan and Canada and wanted to live nowhere else. The family eventually were all united in Canada, and took up farming in the Amazon district, where Neil farmed with his father and brother for a number of years. He married Marjorie Snell in 1939, and in 1942 they purchased the Kirton farm south of Watrous. They named it Treelane Farm after the rows of trees Neil planted on either side of the long lane, and which to this day remind us of the evident love Neil and Marjorie had for the farm and the prairies. One of Neil's accomplishments was to become a first-rate district grain farmer, and a breeder of registered Polled Herefords. This breeding stock was recognized around the world. Neil cared deeply about his community and served it long and well. He was an advocate for changes for the better, including school consolidation, larger municipalities, and medicare. He was a municipal councilor for Wood Creek municipality for twenty years, a member and Chairman of the Watrous Union Hospital Board for forty years, and a member of the Watrous Veterinary Board, the Manitou Senior Citizens' Service Board, and the Watrous Wheat Pool Committee. In 1964, he was a candidate in the provincial election for the Saskatchewan Liberal party, losing by a very small margin. A great passion of Neil's life was the 4-H movement. He worked hard to found the first beef club in the Watrous district in 1955, and was its leader for seven years. He continued on for many more years as an assistant leader. Neil greatly valued the young people from his 4-H days and has made a special request that they be pall bearers at his funeral. Neil's first love was farming, and he contributed in many ways to agriculture in Saskatchewan. He served on the board of the Saskatchewan Hereford Association, including a two-year term as President in 1969-1970. He was also a member of the Saskatchewan Livestock Association. A carefully kept farmstead and outstanding farm practices earned the Master Farm Family for southern Saskatchewan. In 1985, he was inducted into the Saskatchewan Agriculture Hall of Fame in recognition of his contributions to agriculture in Saskatchewan. Neil was predeceased by his parents, Archibald and Isabella McArthur, his brothers Duncan and Francis, and sisters Chrissie, Euphemia and Isa. He is survived by his loving wife of 63 years. Marjorie, son Donald (Susan), Watrous, son Douglas, Vancouver, daughter Jean Proto (Frank), Regina and daughter Moira Whitehouse (Larry), Fort Worth, Texas, seven grandchildren and two great grandchildren. Neil lived a long and healthy life, and other than blindness over the past few years, remained strong and healthy until his death. He was a resident of Manitou Lodge in Watrous for the last seven years of his life, where he received wonderful care that he spoke of often with great appreciation. Some of his greatest friends in his last years were the nurses and caregivers at the Lodge. Neils' funeral will take place at the Watrous United Church on Monday, September 2nd at 2 p.m.
- Anne (nee Berger) Morrison McCaig (August 5, 1914 - January 7, 2013). Anne passed away peacefully at St. Ann's Home early on Monday morning at the age of 98 years. Left to mourn are her daughter Marilyn of Langley, BC, two sons Neil and Byron both of Saskatoon; two granddaughters Michelle in Vancouver and Erin (Chad) Szautner-McCaig of Saskatoon. She is also survived by two younger brothers Jacob and Edward and two sisters-in-law Marge and Rose all of Central Butte, SK and many nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her parents George Berger and Julia Streib who came to this country with their respective families in the early 1900's. Also going before her were another sister Beth, four brothers Joe, Anton (Charlie), John and Ben and by two infant siblings. Anne was a stoic and reserved person who was a dedicated mother caring for her boys until she herself went into care in the late autumn of 2008, first at Sunnyside, then at St. Annís both in Saskatoon. Anne was born in the area of Indian Head, SK. The family moved then to the Central Butte area soon after. The influenza outbreak of 1916 ñ 1918 took the life of her mother Julia. Her father remarried joking later in life that he had ì2 and half dozen kidsî. She left home in the 30ís working as a telephone operator. She met and married Vincent Morrison in 1934, who was later employed as a machinist at Richardson Road Machine Shop. He passed away in 1943 leaving her with a very young daughter. She put herself through hairdressing school and became a barber, listing as clients many of the city's business people and clergy. In 1946 she married Robert H. McCaig who was a CNR trainman. She had two more children and continued to be a faithful mother and caregiver. Bob passed away in September of 1977. Mom was a skilled gardener, cook and seamstress. She loved dancing at the Minus One events and socialized with her friends over games of bowling. She was also an innovator discovering that the harvest of peas was made much quicker by feeding them blossom-end first into the rollers of the old wringer washing machine. Mom was also active in her church until the end. She was involved in the Association for the Mentally Handicapped and also active in her church until the end of her life. The family would like to extend its heartfelt thanks for the care and support provided by Homecare and Healthcare providers and the staff of both Sunnyside and St. Annís Homes. The Mass of Christian Burial celebrating her life will be held at St. Philip Neri Roman Catholic Church, 1904 Munroe Avenue, Saskatoon, SK, on Tuesday, January 15, 2013 at 10:00 a.m. with Rev. Fr. Emile April, Celebrant. Rite of Committal will be held later in the spring at Watrous, SK.
- Margaret. At Watrous Hospital Thursday, February 5th, 1920 Margaret McCulloch, in her 25th year beloved wife of Robt. A. McCulloch. Deceased with her husband and family of 3 children came to Watrous a few months ago. Being in declining health, she was removed to the Hospital in the hope the she might recover and be spared to her family a little longer. Death, however, came suddenly and somewhat unexpectedly. She remained consciousness to the last and finally passed away leaning upon the strong arm of her Lord. Mr. McCulloch, who has a position as snow plow foreman on the G. T. P. here, is a member of the fraternity of Oddfellows and the local brethern took charge of the funeral. On Sunday afternoon, services were held in the Union Church, Rev. E. C. Evans officiating, after which the cortege sadly wended it's way to the Watrous Cemetery.
- Eileen V. McCurrie of Saskatoon passed away at Parkridge Center, Saturday, September 20, 2003 at the age of 88 years. Eileen was born and raised in Watrous, Sk. completing high school there, before going on to Robertson's Secretarial School in Saskatoon. She was employed by Gordon's Law Office in Watrous for 18 years and then the Saskatchewan Government Department of Agriculture for one year. She then went on to the Saskatchewan Government Department of the Attorney General in Prince Albert from March of 1956 to June of 1978 as a Deputy Local Registrar-Sheriff, transferring to the Court of Appeal for Saskatchewan in Regina, where employed by that court from July of 1978 to the end of October of 1981 when she retired. Eileen continued to live in Regina until October of 1986 when she moved to Saskatoon. She was predeceased by her mother in November of 1946 and father in 1976. She is survived by her sister Evelyn Davis, sister-in-law Marjorie McCurrie and three nieces. Memorial Services will be held in the Chapel of Saskatoon Funeral Home, (corners of 4th Ave. and 25th St.), Saskatoon, on Wednesday, September 24, 2003 at 1:00 p.m. Interment will follow at a later date.
- Joan Elaine (nee Rigby) November 20, 1927 - May 22, 2007. On May 22, 2007, Joan McCusker passed away with family by her side, at the Palliative Care Unit, St. Paul's Hospital, following a one year battle with cancer. She was predeceased in 2006 by her husband of 50 years, Bill. She is lovingly remembered by children, Dave (Connie) of Halifax , Brian (Joan) of Regina, Cathy Arnold (Jim) of Saskatoon ; six grandchildren: Zoe and Lauren Arnold, Claire McCusker, and Rory, Christina and Shae McCusker. She is also survived by brothers, Earl Rigby (Marion) of Ottawa and Eric Rigby (Eleanor) of Saskatoon. She was predeceased by sister, Diane Storey (Keith). Joan was born in Regina and moved at a young age to Watrous. Her family relocated to Saskatoon, where she attended Nutana Collegiate, and she has since made her home in Saskatoon. She met her husband, Bill, in Saskatoon and they married in 1956. Joan was a very active member of St. Timothy's Anglican Church for 50 years, as church secretary, vestry member, choir and the ACW. She also was very involved with the Legion Women's Auxiliary (Nutana Branch). She was an avid curler and curling fan, and long time member of the Nutana Curling Club. Her greatest pleasure was spending time with family, especially her grandchildren, traveling with Bill and other family holidays.
- Mary Geraldine (nee Worobec). It is with great sadness that the family announces the death of their mother and wife, Mary McDade. Surrounded by her family, she passed away peacefully on Saturday, February 4, 2012 at Watrous Union Hospital. Mary is survived by her husband Robert, and their children: Terry (Danielle), Bonnie (Tracy), David (Cindy), Patrick (Beverly), and Thomas (Gayle) as well as her grandchildren and one precious greatgrandchild: Shannon, Solon, and Jeremiah; Randi-Lee, Patrick, and Kenten; Melanie, Kaitlyn, Kiara, and Amy; and Isla Rose. She is also survived by brothers Austin and Mervin (Olga) and sisters Helen, Nellie, Alexandra, and Margaret. Mary and Robert were blessed with a wonderful marriage and had recently celebrated their 65th wedding anniversary with family and close friends. Mary was devoted to her family and her positive influence and strong work ethic is evident in the happiness of her children, the success of the family farm, and in the accomplishments of her grandchildren. Mary was born at home on the family farm in the Venn District. She received her elementary education at the Geneseo and Ridgeford schools and later attended high school in Renown and Bedford Road Collegiate in Saskatoon. She attended Normal School in Regina and Teacher's College in Saskatoon. Mary began her teaching career in the Preeceville area. She also taught in the Watrous and Simpson areas as well as at Imperial School in Imperial. Mary was predeceased by infant son Gerald, parents Peter and Tekla, brother Steve, and sisters Anne Tymchak, Olga Swystun, and Leona Redding. The mass of the Christian Burial will be held on Friday Feb. 10th at 11:00 a.m. and the Vigil for the Deceased will be held on Thursday Feb. 9 at 7:00 p.m. at St. Ann's Roman Catholic Church in Watrous. Interment will be at St. Phillip's Cemetery at Simpson, SK.
- Rosalie, born May 24, 1902 at Glenella, Man. Rosalie passed away peacefully January 26, 2007 at the Watrous Hospital L.T.C. She would have been 105 this May. She will be sadly missed by all her family and close friends. Rosalie was predeceased by her husband John in 1965, her parents and eight siblings. She will be lovingly remembered by her son Orin and daughter-in-law Arline, grandchildren Dianne (Don Wilson), Dan (Carol), Brian (Cathy), Brenda. Great grandchildren Karen (Jeff Siegfried) Dale, Brent, Brady, Reid, Ryan and Josh, and a great great grandson Jacob. Rosalie was a magnificent seamstress, never tiring in creating outfits for all the family and friends, as well as vestments for the priests and church. She also did pettipoint and needle point pictures that are hanging in the homes of her family and friends. Rosalie was a great gardner, she kept the alter at St. Ann's in beautiful flowers. Funeral Mass will be held at St. Ann's R.C. Church in Watrous on Monday, January 29 at 11:00 a.m. Our family would like to thank all the staff at the Watrous Hospital for their tender loving care.
- Lincoln. The death of Lincoln McKay, age 50 years, occurred at Nanaimo, BC on July 4, 2006. Lincoln is survived by his mother, Oda of Watrous; brothers, Stan (Bobbie) of Nanaimo, Reed (Cynthia) of Winnipeg; and sister, Mel (Gary) Manson of Watrous. The Memorial Service will be held in Our Redeemer's Lutheran Church in Watrous on Saturday, July 22 at 1:30 p.m. Interment at a later date.
- Oda Lorraine (nee Brown) passed away at Manitou Lodge in Watrous on Wednesday, March 17, 2010 at the age of 84 years. Oda is survived and dearly missed by her sons, Stanley Roy (Bobbi) and Reed (Cynthia) and daughter, Melanie Manson. Also cherishing her memory are her grandchildren, Sean and Aaron McKay and Lane, Tara and Haley Manson; and sisters and brothers-in-law, Beth Brown, Faye Jones, Greta (Doug) Stark, Roy Corrigal, Gordon (Pat) McKay; and many nieces and nephews. Oda was predeceased by her husband, Stewart McKay; son, Lincoln McKay; son-in-law, Garry Manson; parents, Roy and Elizabeth Brown; mother and fatherin-law, Hildegard and Stanley McKay; sisters, Shirley (Jim) Mildenburger, Velma (Bob) Ellis, Myra Corrigal; and brothers, Melville (Florence) Brown, Elmer (Edith) Brown, Lloyd Brown; sister and brothers-in-law, Enid and Ed Smith and Bob Jones. Oda grew up on the family farm near Houghton, SK. She graduated from high school at age 16 and went on to take her nurses' training at Saskatoon City Hospital, graduating in 1946. Here Oda met Stewart McKay and they were married June 19, 1948. Oda and Stewart farmed at Anerely and had four children. Sadly, Stewart died in 1957 leaving Oda with her young family. Oda continued to farm and nurse in Dinsmore. In 1965 she attended the University of Saskatchewan where she took a hospital administration course. The next year she moved her family to Watrous and became Director of Nursing at Watrous Union Hospital for the next 25 years. Oda enjoyed an active retirement until 2007 when failing health required her to move to Manitou Lodge. She was active in her community and church and served on many local boards. Oda was given the honour of Watrous Citizen of the Year in 2002. Mom was often called upon to be master of ceremonies for community programs. She loved literature and poetry, wrote skits and poems for many events and supported scholastic achievement. Oda enjoyed watching all sports-especially following her children and grandchildren. She coached and played ball into her fifties and enjoyed curling. Oda enjoyed time spent with family and friends, particularly her grandchildren, of whom she was most proud. Lively and witty, she loved to entertain in her beloved home. Mom b elieved her home was a gift to be shared with others. Many sought her advice and relied on her wisdom. Oda loved and lived for her family, her community and her God. The Funeral Service was held in Our Redeemer's Lutheran Church in Watrous on Saturday March 20th at 11:00 a.m. Interment took place in Hillcrest Cemetery in the Anerely District near Dinsmore.
- Ross Alan. The death of Ross Alan McLaren age 47 years of Watrous, SK and formerly of Simpson, SK occured at Watrous Hospital on Wednesday, January 24th, 2001. The Memorial Service will be held in the Watrous United Church, Watrous, SK on Saturday, January 27th at 2:00 p.m. conducted by Marilyn Keerak. Cremation with interment in Watrous Cemetry. Predeceased by his parents Ralph and Joyce (Tingey) McLaren, Ross is survived by his loving wife Donna; daughter Robyn (Ben); son Michael; sisters Elaine (Ken) Wilson of Simpson, Gwen (Glen) Kopp of Watrous, brothers Keith (Annette) of Watrous, Dave (Judy) of Nokomis; father-in-law & mother-in-law Stacey & Phyllis Stein of Simpson as well as numerous nieces and nephews, and other family.
- Elmer David. The death of Elmer David McMurchy, aged 94 years of Watrous SK, occurred in Watrous on Thursday July 13, 2006. The Memorial Service will be held in Our Redeemer's Lutheran Church on Thursday July 20th at 11:00 a.m. conducted by Pastor Jaycen Snider. Interment will follow in Watrous Cemetery. Elmer was predeceased by his wife, Connie; granddaughter, Michelle; parents, Archibald and Olive; brothers, Donald (Helen) and Lorne (Eva). He is survived by sons, Wayne (Wanda), of Kamloops, BC and Bruce (Francis), of Merritt, BC; granddaughter, Shannon (Grant) MacDonald; great grandchildren, Karlie, Eric, Kyle and Carter.
- Shirley Louise (nee Lindgren). Mom was born on March 27, 1931, and was the eldest of four children born to Oscar and Dora Lindgren. Her early years were spent on the family farm in the Mornimont District. As she was not a farm girl at heart, she was quite happy to move into the Town of Watrous to take her high schooling. Soon after, she met and married our dad Don McRae and and became a wife and mother. Not only was she busy at home, but she ventured out into the work world, volunteered for our activities, and became a member of the Legion and the Ladies Auxiliary. She later operated a daycare out of her home resulting in many life-long friendships. Mom’s door was always open, the coffee was always on and she always welcomed company. She passed away peaceful on Tuesday, December 6th, 2011, at Royal University Hospital in Saskatoon with her family at her side. Shirley was predeceased by her parents; her brother Maurice, his wife Kay and their son Ricky; her brother Elwood; her sister Audrey; her son-in-law Dean Rhoden; our dad Don McRae, his parents and his brothers Murdo, Duncan, Cole and his wife Joan, their son Harry and their grand-daughter Brieanne. Left to treasure her memory are daughters Kathy Rhoden, Lynne (Cy) Grenier; Debbie (Gilles) Grenier and son Blair McRae all of Saskatoon. She will be missed by her grandsons Tyler (Susan) Grenier of Stony Plain, AB; Kyle (Jenn) Grenier and their children Ashlee, Logan and Owen; Grant (Amanda) Grenier and their son Jacob and grand-daughter Kaylin (Ryan) Loster and their daughter Emma all of Saskatoon. Also left to mourn her passing are several nieces and nephews and their families as well as her Watrous families and friends.
- George Duncan McWillie passed away at Royal University Hospital on Saturday, April 3, 2010, surrounded by his family. He will be missed and forever remembered by his beloved wife, Frieda; children, Sandra (Peter) Dawes of Edmonton, Iris (Morris) Tarnowski of Humboldt, and Norman (Renai) McWillie of Plunkett; grandchildren, Justin, Craig and Tyler McWillie, and Carter and Derek Tarnowski; and sister, Jean Scharfstein. Born October 3, 1927, at Plunkett, SK, he is predeceased by his parents, John and Annie McWillie; sisters, Minnie and Nellie; and brothers, Rob and Fred. The Funeral Service will be held in the Watrous Civic Centre, Watrous, Sask. on Wednesday, April 7th at 2:00 p.m. Interment will follow in Watrous Cemetery.
- Laurie, age 52, passed away at St. Paul's Hospital, February 14, 2007. Laurie was born at Watrous Hospital, SK, March 2, 1954 to Trevor and Gladys Meddins. He is survived by his wife, Jacquie; his mother, Gladys; his sister, Maureen and her son, Trevor. He is predeceased by his father, Trevor. A Memorial Service will be held February 25, 2007 at 2:30 p.m. at the Nutana Legion Hall, 3021 Louise St., Saskatoon. The family wishes to extend a sincere thank you to the staff at St. Paul's Hospital. The family would also like to extend thanks to the staff at the Watrous Hospital.
- Arthur. The death of Arthur Meilicke occurred peacefully in Saskatoon on September 19, 2012 at the age of 98 years. He was predeceased by three brothers, two sisters and a great grandson. Arthur is survived by his loving wife Ruth and children Bruce (Karen), Barbara (Rick) and Trish (Wayne); seven grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren. Dad was born on the farm near Clavet. The family moved to Watrous in 1917 where he grew up and finished school. He enlisted in RCA in 1939 and served two years in England. He returned to Canada in 1942 to teach wireless. Dad met Mom in Trenton, Ontario where they were both stationed, and they married in 1943. After discharge in 1945, they moved to Clavet to farm and lived there until 1974. He continued to help Bruce farm until 1991. Dad was very community minded. He served on the Pleasant Point School Board, was a member of Dundurn United Church Board and was instrumental in ensuring that a composite school was built in Clavet. He then served eleven years on the school board. In his retirement years, he and Mom travelled extensively in Canada, spending winters in Arizona and summers at Emma Lake, socializing and golfing. They made many lasting friendships. We would like to extend a special thank you to the staff of the Veterans Village, House 9 for their kindness. The Funeral Service will be held on Tuesday, September 25 at 2:30 p.m. at Hillcrest Funeral Home.
- Frederick William. Our beloved father and husband passed away peacefully at Stensrud Lodge on June 6, 2007. Fred was born on the family farm near Clavet, Saskatchewan on September 15, 1915. He spent his youth and attended school in Watrous, SK. His first job was working at what today is known as the Mineral Spa at Lake Manitou. Fred enlisted in the air force and proudly served his country for four years. He then worked for the O.K. Economy Stores/ Shelley Western Grocers, now Westfair Foods becoming Retail Operations Manager and Vice President. Fred is survived by his wife, Ethel HannaMeilicke; his brother, Art (Ruth); and sister, Myrtle; his daughters, Beverley Dirks (Brian), Bonnie Bentham (Douglas), Roberta Hildebrandt (Ralph); grandchildren, Tanis (Anthony), Luke (Tracy), Megan (Brad), Rachel (Brian) and Regan; greatgrandchildren, Nate, Jesse and Finnen; and also his stepchildren, Sandra Knowles, Randy, Todd, Joe and Ken Hanna. He was predeceased by his first wife, Beth and two brothers, Elmer and Carl; and sister, Delia. Fred enjoyed life to the fullest spending his retired winters in Arizona. He loved to golf and was a lifetime member of the Saskatoon Golf and Country Club and Masonic Lodge. In his later years, he and Ethel spent their winters in Courtenay B.C. where they have many friends. He loved to dance, play cribbage, do crosswords, go for long walks on the Meewasin Trail and to fish and hunt geese and ducks. He was proud of and loved his family and extended family who loved him dearly. Fred was a man of his word and above all else he was a gentleman. His family would like to thank the Stensrud Lodge and Cedar Gardens staff for their care and compassion over these past two years. A Celebration of Fred's life will be Sunday, June 10, 2007 at 2:00 p.m. at Saskatoon Funeral Home.
- Barry Ralph. The death of Barry Ralph Mensch, aged 68 years of Watrous SK occurred on Wednesday, December 10, 2014 at Royal University Hospital, Saskatoon, SK. Barry is survived by his loving wife Pauline, children, Brent (Melanie), Haley (Garry) and Greg (Jadah); nine grandchildren and by his mother Frieda. The Funeral Service will be held in Watrous Civic Centre, Watrous, SK on Monday, December 15th at 2:00 p.m. Interment in Watrous Cemetery.
- Frank John William (December 9, 1918 – November 6, 2013).
Frank was born to George & Mary (nee Adams) on the family farm in the Hoffental District north of Langenburg, Sask. on December 9, 1918. When he was only four years old his father died and the family moved to MacNutt, Sask. where he spent his boyhood years. Many stories were shared about this part of his life, times spent at his grandparents on the farm and the continuous hauling of water for his mother so she could do laundry for others to provide for her family. Frank married Frieda Wagner on May 11, 1941. They took up residence on the farm where he was born and lived there for 47 years raising their two children, Marilyn & Barry. During these years he worked at various jobs, as a section hand for CN, driving cream truck, Langenburg Auction Mart and as a farm labourer. He always had horses, cows & chickens and made many friends delivering eggs to his customers. In 1989 they retired to Langenburg and were able to do some travelling. In 1999 they moved to Watrous. Frank loved visiting over a cup of coffee and enjoyed meeting new people. He was always ready for a game of cards. His pride and joy was his family and there were none better in his eyes. Frank will be lovingly missed by his wife Frieda of 72 years, his children Marilyn (Lloyd) Sedens, Barry (Pauline), his grandchildren, Dean Sedens, Angela (Corey) Clark, Erick (Melissa) Sedens, Brent(Melanie) Mensch, Haley (Garry) Bistretzan, Greg (Jadah)Mensch along with 17 Great Grandchildren and one Great,Great Grandson. His brothers Bernard Mensch, James McFarlane and numerous nieces & nephews. He was predeceased by his parents, George & Mary. The Funeral Service will be held in Our Redeemer Lutheran Church, Watrous, Saskatchewan on Saturday, November 9th at 3:00 p.m. Interment in Watrous Cemetery.
- Elmer David. The death of Elmer David Mierau, aged 56 years of Watrous SK, occurred suddenly at his home on Wednesday May 31, 2006. Elmer is survived by his loving wife, Marie; his children, Tana (Rob) Brown of Rosetown; Chad (Angela) Mierau and their children, Sage and Hudson of Watrous; Tyler (Chandra) Mierau of Fort McMurray; Chanda (friend Jordan) Mierau of Whitewood; brothers, Alvin (Marion), Harold (Jeanette) and Daniel; numerous nieces and nephews. A private family service will be held on Monday June 5, 2006.
- George Frederick Milton "Bill" (December 5, 1918 - October 15, 2012). The death of Mr. George Frederick Milton "Bill" Mollard, aged 93 years, of Watrous, occurred peacefully on Monday, October 15, 2012 at Watrous District Health Complex. The Funeral Service will be held in Fotheringham's Funeral Chapel, Watrous, Sask. on Thursday, October 18 at 11:00 a.m. Private Family Interment in Watrous Cemetery.
- Jane Dexter (nee Ward). The death of Jane Dexter Mollard, age 87 years of Watrous, SK, occurred at the Watrous Union Hospital on Sunday, February 8, 2004. The Funeral Service will be held in All Saints' Anglican Church in Watrous on Wednesday, February 11 at 11:00 a.m. conducted by Rev. Mike Sinclair. Interment will take place at Saskatoon Woodlawn Cemetery at 3:30 p.m. Predeceased by her parents, Charles and Dorrie Ward; first husband, Victor John Rowe; brother, Charles James Ward; sister, Marjorie Brown. Jane is survived by her loving husband, Bill; daughters, Linda Jane (Wayne) Bartel, Christopher Lake, Leslie Anne (Bob) Airey, Saskatoon; grandchildren, Lisa (Terry) and their children, Matthew and Megan; Carla (Dan) and their children, Ashley and Sarah; Shaun (Danyel) and their children, Jenae and Tatem; a sister, Olive (Ed) Walker, Calgary; and a brother-in-law, John Sidney Rowe (Jack), Brockville, ON. Flowers are gratefully declined.
- Harry Dearden (December 6, 1939 – February 27, 2013).
Harry Dearden Moore, aged 73 years, of Watrous and formerly from England, passed away suddenly and unexpectedly on Wednesday, February 27, 2013 at Watrous District Health Complex, Watrous, SK. At Harry’s request there will be no Funeral Service. Cremation. He was predeceased by his mother Edna Dearden Moore and his father Thomas Moore. Harry is survived by wife, Regina; six children, Terence, Sharon, Sean, Christopher, Gary, Ian; thirteen grandchildren and great-grandchildren; and three brothers in England. He will be greatly missed
- Bruno A. It is with great sadness the family announces the passing of our beloved father, grandfather and great-grandfather, on Saturday, July 4, 2009 at the age of 85 years. Bruno was born on August 6, 1923 on the family farm in the Plunkett district. He farmed for several years near Plunkett with his wife Doris, and their family. In 1976, they semi-retired to Watrous, where Bruno was employed at Manitou Lodge, and hobby farmed with Doris, near Viscount. Bruno loved music, especially playing his banjo. He was an avid curler, and spent much of his time fishing, camping, and spending time with his greatest love, his family. He is lovingly remembered by his five children: Blaine (Bernadeanne), Daryl (Jean), Gerry (Lynne), Merle (Brenda), Karen (Doug) Turnbull. Bruno is also survived by twelve grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren. Bruno was predeceased by his wife, Doris in 2005; parents, Peter and Lucia; sister, Marie; brothers, Jim and Ed; and grandson, Cameron. The Vigil of Prayer will be held on Friday, July 10th at 7:30 p.m. and Mass of the Christian Burial on Saturday, July 11 at 11:00 a.m. Both services will take place at St. Ann's Roman Catholic Church in Watrous. Interment will follow in Watrous Cemetery. Funeral arrangements entrusted to Fotheringham McDougall Funeral Service of Watrous.
- Berniece Ruth (nee Emigh), beloved wife of Delmer Moynes of Yorkton passed away on February 27, 2008 at the age of 88 in the Yorkton & District Nursing Home. Berniece was born on November 5, 1919 at Watrous, Sask. She was predeceased by her parents, Harry and Ruth Emigh; three brothers, Harold, Bruce and Leslie as well as her son-in-law, Richard Quinney; brother-in-law, George Russell and sisters-in-law, Doris Emigh and Florence Emigh. Berniece leaves to mourn her passing and cherish her memory, her husband of 63 years, Delmer and their children, Barbara Quinney and Murray Moynes. She is also survived by her grandchildren, Terry (Nikki), Kelly, Shaun (Megan Hazel) Quinney and Craig (Kim McPherson), Scott (Meg Eccelstone) and Cara (Dan Robbins) Moynes as well as her sister, Marjorie Russell, her brother, Bill (Peggy) Emigh and her sister-in-law, Jean Emigh and many nieces and nephews. Berniece lived all of her married life in Yorkton. The first 36 years were spent on the farm where she and Delmer worked hard and also raised their family. In 1980 they left the farm and settled in Yorkton. They spent many wonderful years together playing bridge, dancing, golfing and curling and enjoying their family and friends. Berniece was an active member of St. Andrew’s United Church for many years. Berniece and Delmer enjoyed traveling and spending their winters in Mesa, Arizona. Berniece will be remembered fondly by all who had the blessing of knowing her. Funeral services will be held Monday, March 3, 2008 at 1:30 p.m. from St. Andrew’s United Church, Yorkton. Interment to follow in the Yorkton City Cemetery.
- Eugene Nestor. The death of Eugene Nestor Mudry, age 75 years of Watrous, SK, occurred at Watrous Union Hospital on Thursday, September 4, 2003. The Funeral Mass will be held at St. Ann's Roman Catholic Church in Watrous on Monday, September 8 at 10:30 a.m. celebrated by Rev. Father Walter Kostiuk. Interment will follow in Watrous Cemetery. Prayers will be held at Fotheringham's Funeral Chapel on Sunday at 7:00 p.m. Eugene was predeceased by brothers-in-law, Mike Cherkewich, John Stepa and Nick Semeniuk. He is survived by three sisters, Olga Stepa, Neepawa, MB, Verna Cherkewich, Watrous, SK and Stella Semeniuk, Watrous, SK; numerous nieces and nephews.
- John Mudry (January 22, 1917 - March 21, 2011). John Mudry passed away peacefully at Royal University Hospital on Monday, March 21, 2011. Prayers for John will be held at Park Funeral Chapel (311 3rd Avenue North) on Thursday, March 24, 2011 at 7:00 p.m. and the Divine Liturgy will be held Friday, March 25, 2011 at 11:00 a.m. at Sts. Peter and Paul Ukrainian Catholic Church (10th Street East and Munroe Avenue), celebrated by Rev. Fr. Dmytro Dnistrian, CSsR. John was predeceased by his wife, Pauline "Paula" Mudry (nee Buchinski) (1997); his brothers Michael Mudry (in infancy) and Mervyn Mudry (2010); his father Alex (1960); and his mother Tekla (1993). John is survived by his daughters, Elizabeth Hooey (Michael) of Sutton, Ontario and Louise Darroch (Neil) of Saskatoon; sister Jean Saranchuk (Fred) of Saskatoon; grandchildren Sean and Patrick Hooey, Krista Reid (Stephen) of Whitehorse; Amaris Manderschied (Charlie) of Saskatoon; and Amanda Mudry (Elijah Buffalo) of Whitehorse; great grandchildren Takoa, Justice, Lahela and Mitehos Reid, Cash Mudry and Cord Manderschied; and numerous nieces and nephews. John was born in 1917 and raised in Venn, SK, and graduated with a Bachelor of Arts (1938) majoring in chemistry, physics and math. He had acquired a Certificate of Education in 1939, and then later completed a Bachelor of Education in 1964, from U of S (Saskatoon). John joined the Royal Canadian Air Force in 1942, as a radar mechanic and instructing in radar technologies, serving until 1946 at various bases. But in his heart, John was always a teacher, and taught (formally) from 1939 - 1954. John married Paula, the love of his life, in 1946, and resided with her in Toronto for eight years, later moving to Watrous, SK, where together, they owned and operated a McLeod's store for 18 years. In 1962, they moved to Saskatoon to raise their family. John and Paula owned and operated Eastview Gifts and Stationary in Saskatoon. John was a very spiritual man, and was devout in his faith. He continuously led by example, and did unto others, as he would have them do unto him. John was a long time member of Sts. Peter and Paul Ukrainian Catholic Church in Saskatoon, SK. Always an active member of the community, John was involved in a number of clubs and organizations, including the Knights of Columbus (Grand Knight), Fides Club, Canadian Club, Rotary Club, the Senior's Club at Sts. Peter and Paul Parish, was Chair of the Watrous School Board, and Educational Committee with the Watrous Chamber of Commerce. In retirement, John and Paula travelled through Europe, Hawaii, Bahamas and Mexico before celebrating their 50th wedding anniversary on July 28, 1996 at their Blackstrap cottage. Also in retirement, John opened J & S Accounting Services in Saskatoon, in partnership with Steve Reiter. John was an avid carpenter, woodworker, and gardener. He enjoyed reading, learning new things on the computer, playing the stock market, and was always an avid learner and Mensa Club member. Above all, John enjoyed spending time with his family and teaching his children, grandchildren and great grandchildren everything from how to ride a bike to how to balance a budget, his patience was saintly. Interment will take place at Woodlawn Catholic Cemetery.
- Mervin Walter. The death of Mervin Walter Mudry aged 83 years of Watrous SK occurred at Manitou Lodge on Friday November 6, 2009. The Mass of the Christian Burial will be held in St. Ann's Roman Catholic Church in Watrous on Tuesday November 10th at 2:00 p.m. Interment will follow in the family plot in Watrous Cemetery. Vigil of Prayer will take place at St. Ann's Church on Monday November 9th at 8:30 p.m. Mervin was predeceased by a son Duane, his parents Alexander and Tekla Mudry and a brother Michael Mudry. He is survived by his loving wife of 58 years Evalyn; two sons, Brian (Carol) of Watrous and Paul (Noreen) of Shellbrook; grandchildren, Brandon (Teena) Mudry, Prince Albert, Valerie (Rhett) McLane, Saskatoon, Kimberly Mudry of Saskatoon, Sarah Mudry, Grand Forks, N.D. and Lisa Mudry, Saskatoon; great grandchildren, Treyton Mudry and Mikenzie McLane. Mervin is also survived by his brother John Mudry and his family and his sister Jean (Fred) Saranchuk and their family both of Saskatoon. He is remembered and cherished by Evalyn's sisters, Ruth Campbell, Joan McIntyre, Kay Magnes and their families.
- Esther Marjorie (nee Engele) December 13, 1940 - September 2, 2012. Esther was born in Humboldt, SK to Hugo and Marjorie (Dale) Engele. She started her schooling in Carmel, SK and in 1955 moved with her family to Watrous. After graduating from Winston High School she was a telephone operator with SaskTel and worked at CFQC T.V. in Saskatoon. Esther married Alex Munro, her high school sweetheart on September 3, 1962 and their children Tracy Dawn and Ryan Alexander were born in Watrous. Upon moving to Regina Esther worked for the Regina Leader Post and later with Alex operated their family business Butcher Boy Meats which is now operated by their daughter and son-in-law Tracy and Dave. They returned to Manitou Beach and built and Esther operated West Wind Bed and Breakfast for fifteen years, selling it in 2005 and Esther began her well-deserved retirement. She was predeceased by her parents Hugo and Marjorie Engele; parents-in-law Wilbur and Irene Munro and brother-in-law Gary Isherwood. Cherishing her memory are her husband Alex, daughter and son-in-law Tracy and Dave and son Ryan. Esther is also survived by her family Larry (Marg) Engele, Duane (Katie) Engele, Janet (Mac) Laird, Donna (Larry) Dewey, Jean Isherwood, Gordon (Susan) Engele, and by Alex's family Ralph (Barbara Ann) Munro, Reg (Bernie) Munro, Shirley (Lyle) Kelly and many nieces and nephews. The Mass of the Christian Burial will be held in St. Ann's Roman Catholic Church, Watrous, Saskatchewan on Monday, September 10th at 2:00 p.m. Interment in Watrous Cemetery.
- Irene Elizabeth. The death of Irene Munro, age 87 years of Saskatoon, SK, occurred at Oliver Lodge in Saskatoon on Thursday, September 25, 2003. The Funeral Service will be held in Fotheringham's Funeral Chapel in Watrous on Monday, September 29 at 2:00 p.m. conducted by Rev. Alison West. Interment will follow in Watrous Cemetery. Irene was predeceased by her husband, Wilmer in 1963; four brothers and one sister. She is survived by her daughter, Shirley (Lyle) Kelly, Vanscoy, SK; three sons, Alex (Esther), Manitou Beach, SK, Ralph (Barbara), Whitefox, SK, Reginald (Pat), Vegreville, AB; six grandchildren; eleven greatgrandchildren; numerous nieces and nephews. Irene and family lived in Watrous for 25 years moving to Saskatoon in October of 1965 where she worked for Western Grocers for many years.
- Donald Roy. The death of Donald Roy Murdock aged 83 years of Watrous, SK occurred at Manitou Lodge on Friday, April 24, 2009. Don is survived by his wife Rosella; one son Kevin (Rosalie); three grandchildren Matthew, Julie and John and four great-grandchildren. The Funeral Service will be held in Watrous United Church on Friday, May 1 at 2:00 p.m. with the Rev. Alison West officiating. Interment in Watrous Cemetery.
- Russell Elwood Murdock passed away peacefully on December 20, 2008 at the age of 89 years. Russell was born in Regina on March 8, 1919 and grew up in the Tregarva district. His family moved to Amazon and later to Watrous. Russ worked for his uncle in a lumberyard at Imperial and for Ducks Unlimited. He served with the Royal Canadian Air Force as a Radar Technician in England during WWII. He went to work in Neville where he met Jessie Noble who became his beloved wife. The couple resided in Moose Jaw where they were members of St. Andrew's United Church and Glover's Knots. In 1953 they moved to Watrous where he worked for Claffy's Hardware. Russ is remembered for his dedication to customer service throughout the area. He served as Treasurer for the local Youth for Christ, Sunday School Superintendent of the Watrous United Church, and in several capacities at Camp Manitou. In 1969 Russ moved his family to Kamsack where he was Town Administrator until his retirement in 1984. He was a member of Kamsack United Church and the Lions Club. During recovery from a broken hip in 2004, he moved to Kindersley where he resided at the time of his death. Family was always very important to Russ. He was predeceased by his parents, Roy and Mae Murdock; his wife, Jessie (Noble) Murdock; his sister-in-law, Jeanne Sabasch; brothers-in-law, Jack Smith, Harry Smith, George Noble, and Murray Noble. Russ is survived by his daughters: Heather (Ray) Webb and Isabel Surkis (Yvon Custeau); his son, Noble (Loreen) Murdock; his grandchildren, Aaron (Celine) Surkis, Sabra Surkis, Chassity (Robert) Kincaid, Shawna Murdock (fiance John Britton), Russell Webb, Randall Webb, and Robert Webb; and his stepgrandchildren, Rick (Wendy) Hawes and Peggy Hawes; as well as their families. He is also survived by his sister, Dorothy Smith and his brother, Don (Rosella) Murdock of Watrous; his brothers-in-law, Robert Noble and John (Laura) Sabasch; nieces and nephews: Linda (Larry) Doetzel, Penny Lee (Ken) Markewich, John Smith, Lyle (Pat) Smith, Murray (Debbie) Noble, Ellen Noble, and Kevin Murdock and their families. Russ is fondly remembered by family, friends and acquaintances across the country. The funeral will be held Monday, December 29, 2008 2:00 p.m. at Watrous United Church. Interment will take place Tuesday, December 30, 2:00 p.m. in Kamsack Cemetery with a memorial tea to follow at Westminster United Church, Kamsack. May God be with you `til we meet again.
- Vincent Martin, aged 84 years, passed away suddenly at Manitou Lodge on Saturday, August 5, 2006. Vincent was born to Martin and Lillian Murphy on their farm by Young on September 20, 1921. He farmed until 1958, when he sold the family farm because of ill health. He married Marie Rink on April 26, 1954. They have one daughter. After moving to Watrous he worked at the Esso Gas Station for 13 years. In 1971 he went to work for the CNR until his retirement in 1986. He took up bowling and enjoyed every moment. He won many trophies. He took great pride in his two grandchildren watching them grow. Vincent enjoyed playing cards, jigsaw puzzles and watching baseball. Vincent is survived by daughter Sandra (Bob) Flahr; grandchildren, Chantal and Joshua; sister, Florance (Mike) Pillipow and many nieces, nephews and other relatives. He was predeceased by his parents; wife Marie; and seven siblings. The Vigil of Prayer will be held on Wednesday, August 9 at 7:30 p.m. and the Mass of the Christian Burial on Thursday, August 10 at 1:00 p.m. both in St. Ann's Roman Catholic Church in Watrous with interment in Young R.C. Cemetery.
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- John. The death of John Newman aged 83 years of Watrous, SK occurred tragically at his home on Wednesday, February 4, 2004. The Funeral Service will be held in Fotheringham's Funeral Chapel in Watrous on Monday, February 9 at 2:00 p.m. Interment will follow in Watrous Cemetery.
- Donald James Newyar passed away from cancer peacefully on Monday, June 9, 2014, at the Pasqua Hospital in Regina SK, aged 88 years. He was born in Watrous, SK on October 16, 1925, to Reidar and Ella (nee Mason) Newyar. As a child he was active in boy scouts, and in his teens he was very athletic and enjoyed activities such as skiing and diving. Donald was awarded the Governor General's Bronze Academic medal in 1942 for graduating from high school with the highest grade point average in Saskatchewan. Donald attended the University of Saskatchewan where he earned a Bachelor of Arts degree, and met his future wife Dorothy (nee Gotts). They were married in 1950. Donald worked as a draftsman for the PFRA, notably on the Gardiner Dam / Lake Diefenbaker Project. After retiring from the PFRA, Donald worked for private architectural firms in Medicine Hat and Calgary, Alberta. Donald had a lifelong interest in flying. He was an air cadet leader, earned his private pilot's license, and enjoyed flying his Ercoupe airplane. Donald also spent much of his spare time comparing translations of the Holy Bible in Greek and Hebrew. Donald will be remembered by his wife Dorothy; his sons, Bruce and Chuck; his granddaughter Elizabeth "Lesa" and husband Sean Duplessis; grandson Bill Ryder Gaines and his wife Sheila Heater; great- grandchildren; and his sister Eveline Buchyns and her family. Donald was predeceased by his parents, Reidar and Ella. A Memorial Service will be held at St. Paul's Cathedral, 1861 McIntyre Street, Regina, SK on Friday, June 20, 2014 at 2:00 p.m. Interment and reception to follow.
- Donald Jim, age 82 of Moose Jaw, formerly of Watrous, passed away peacefully September 3, 2007. A Memorial Service in Donald's memory will be held on Friday, September 7, 2007 at 2:00 p.m. from the Kingdom Hall of Jehovah's Witnesses, 200 Mulberry Lane. Memorialization will take place in Watrous at a later date.
- Larry John (July 23, 1941 - March 2, 2015). On a not so sunny day in Mesa, Arizona, we lost a man, Husband, Dad and friend who will be sorely missed. He brought laughter and fun to all and for those who didn’t meet him, we bet after reading this you wished you did. In his passing he leaves to grieve the apple of his eye Maxine (Dureault) Nicholson who was his everything. After a solid 53 years of marriage their partnership created some pretty special kids who were heart-broken to say good-bye. His business partner and best bud Michael (Susan), his fast-paced city girl Cyndi, his nurturing snail-mail loving daughter Nadine (Jamie ‘aka’ Peaches) and his baby and business savvy youngest Trina (Scot). He was a proud Grandpa to Justin, Amber, Brendan, Danté, Lucan, Karlen, Charlie and Anna. Larry John Nicholson was born in Indian Head, Sask. a seemingly short 73 years ago (July 23, 1941). An only child to John and Nell Nicholson who predeceased him several years prior. He married the short and feisty French girl who, on first sight, knew she was perfect for him. He was a mischievous young boy who kept his parents on his toes and grew into the fun-factor at many an occasion. He was a big hit in Maxine’s large family who loved to gather and celebrate….well….almost anything. Carmelle Breeze is the only surviving sister-in-law. Aunties Annie, Doreen, Evelyn and Polly also morn the loss of their nephew. In his passing his numerous nieces and nephews recount the lively memories they had of good olé Uncle Larry. He was truly one of a kind. One of his greatest attributes was his earnest and hard-working style. Something he did out of selfless love to be a strong provider and patriarch to his wife and kids. Mike loving referred to his Dad as ‘Ebenezer’ and teased him endlessly for the moths he collected in his wallet from never opening it to spend a dime. He worked hard for every dollar he earned. No use being careless and throwing it around he thought. Larry started as the editor at the Canora Courier and took a leap of faith in 1978 buying the Sundown Motel in Watrous, Saskatchewan. Four young kids, a station wagon and a Mother-In-Law in tow he worked tirelessly, day after day with Maxine to succeed at something of his own. Next Larry and Maxine bought the Burger Corral and Liberty Motel Hotel where they kept their kids gainfully employed. He was admired for his generosity especially with Maxine’s family and opened up his home to not only Maxine’s Mom who lived with them for 17 years but all his brother and sister-in-laws, nephews and nieces with absolutely anything they needed. Through all the good times and bad he developed a witty and crafty sense of humour that left a strong impression on all that he knew. Once semi-retired Larry and Maxine started traveling to Mesa to live under the hot sun and avoid the cold days in Watrous. Larry was again a crowd favourite at his regular watering-hole Groggy’s. Simple, earnest, hard-working and fun-loving…that was Larry in a nutshell. We wish you peace from here on in and hope you walk pain free all the way to them Pearly Gates in your ‘Jesus Boots’. Reunite with those who have gone before, pour a rum and catch up. Take a walk, stop by for a drink and make new friends in honour of the man who impacted these small communities in a big, big way. A gathering to share in the stories and love of Larry will be held at the Watrous Civic Centre at 10:30am on Saturday, April 25th, 2015. We miss you Dad!
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- Verne James. The sudden death of Verne James Obrigewitsch age 63 years of Watrous, SK occurred at the Watrous Hospital on Saturday January 4th, 2003. A private family service will take place. Verne is survived by his loving wife Geri; children Trevor, Michelle (Ian) Richardson; grand children Stephanie & Kyle Obrigewitsch, Shelby & Dallas Richardson; mother Bert; sisters Sherian (Terry) Wolff, Mona (Gilles) Chartrand; as well as numerous other family.
- Alex Albert. On Wednesday, January 4, 2005 Alex passed away peacefully at the Watrous Union Hospital at the age of 79 years. Alex is survived by his loving wife of 55 years, Loreen Onda (Nelson), Son Terry and wife Denise, Daughter Tana and husband Tom, Grandson Mark and Grand daughter Brittany, as well as many nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his parents John and Julia; fourteen brothers and sisters. Alex farmed the family farm north of Esterhazy for 60 years raising sheep, cattle and grain. Alex and Loreen built their retirement home at Manitou Beach, Alex enjoyed the Spa daily. They spent many winters in Arizona and Texas. Alex's love for family vacations took us many places. He loved fishing, hunting, gambling and most of all telling stories. Alex's family was the center of his life and it was there that his greatest good was accomplished. He will always be remembered as a kind loving husband and father, grandfather and friend. He will be sadly missed by all that knew him. A graveside service will be held on Wednesday, January 11th at 1:00 PM at the St. Mary's Cemetery located at Esterhazy, SK.
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- Margaret (nee Kornelson) Pankratz aged 101 years passed away peacefully with her family at her side at the Nokomis Health Centre on Sunday March 30, 2014. Margaret was born on May 9th, 1912 in the Mennonite village of Kusmitzky in southern Russia (Ukraine). Her parents were Johann Jacob Kornelsen and Margaret (Penner) Kornelsen. Margaret had four older siblings, Isaac, John, Katie and Jacob (died in infancy). Her mother died when Margaret was four years old. Her father remarried and eventually Margaret had four more sisters, Helen, Maria, Sara, and Anne, as well as four more brothers, Jake, Bill, Ed and Cornelius. Johann Kornelsen was a prosperous farmer before the Russian revolution, and when collectivization and turbulence threatened his life and family, the family was fortunate to escape Russia. Unfortunately, Margaret's two older brothers and their families were not able to accompany them. Margaret was seventeen when her family got to the refugee quarters in Germany. Here her sisters, Maria and Sara succumbed to childhood diseases and her brother Bill was born. They sailed for Canada on the S.S. Montrose on March 14, 1930 and arrived in Canada on March 23,1930. The train took them to Watrous, Sk., where Margaret's older sister Katie was waiting for them. The family's arrival in Canada coincided with the onset of the Depression and it was a difficult beginning. Margaret worked as a domestic, sometimes for as little as $5.00 a month, in order to help her family to survive. On July 19,1931, Margaret was baptized on her confession of faith by Rev. Henry Bartel of the North Star Mennonite Church at Drake. She became one of the founding members of the Bethany Mennonite Church at Watrous. During the winter of 1934 Margaret attended Bible School in Dalmeny, Sask. During the summer of that same year, a young man named Jacob Pankratz worked for a farmer near Watrous. The following summer he returned to propose marriage and on June 16th, 1935. Margaret and Jacob were married. Jacob and Margaret enjoyed almost 72 years of marriage, before Jacob died in 2007. Margaret accompanied Jacob to a farm near Truax, Sask., where he farmed with his older brother, Peter. Jacob's mother lived with the young couple. Four children John, Justina, Nettie and Jacob, were born to Margaret and Jacob at Truax. In 1943, the family moved to a farm north of Manitou Lake. Another son, Isaac, was born here. Faith, family and her garden were Margaret's priorities. Margaret lived a life of devotion to God, and in spite of times of hardship and adversity, she remained steadfast in her faith. Margaret worked hard to take care of her family and to contribute to the work of her church. She baked countless soft white buns to feed her family and provide meals at the church. Her grandchildren give testimony to the devotion their grandmother had to making their favorite foods! Margaret spent many hours in her gardens- first on the farm and then when son Isaac and Linda moved onto the farm in 1971 and she and Jacob retired to Watrous, she started another garden. At this time of the year, in March and April, Margaret would be planting and transplanting her tomato plants, giving them a head start for the growing season. Margaret lived a long, full life of almost 102 years. She was predeceased by many members of her family. She lost her mother (1916); ft brothers (Jacob, 1910) and Cornelius (1936) in infancy; two sisters, Maria (1930) and Sara (1930); her brothers, Isaac (1943) and John (1937) during the troubled years of revolution and war. Her father Johann died in 1974; her step mothers Maria (Penner) Kornelsen in 1918, Katherina (Janzen) Kornelsen in 1956 and Tina (Penner) Kornelsen in 1986. Also she was predeceased by her sisters-in-law, Maria (Isaac) Kornelsen, Margaret (John) Kornelsen; Gerda (Jake) Kornelsen; Agnes (Ed) Kornelsen brothers-in-law Peter (Katie) Sawatzky and Fred (Anne) Boehr. Margaret lost her brother Bill (2008) sister Katie (2011) sister Helen (2012) and brother Ed (2013). In her immediate family she lost her son John in 1966 and her husband Jacob in 2007; her daughter-in-law, Stella (John) in 2008 and son-in-law, John Orlando (Nettie) in 2011. Left to mourn Margaret are her children, grandchildren and great grandchildren: Grandson (son of Margaret's oldest son John)Victor Pankratz, great grandchildren Hailey, Aaron, and Hanna Pankratz; Daughter Justina and Heinz Heese; Karen Heese and James Barber, Jonathan and Kristopher Barber; Karla and Ben Brown, Nevan and Linnea Brown; Jonathan Heese; Daughter Nettie Bartel; Roxanne Bartel and Doug Nelson, Rose and Isaac Nelson; Michael Bartel and Jennifer Lipman Bartel; Son Jacob Pankratz (Margaret Rutherford); Jacqueline and Kurt Brewer and Gerald Pankratz; Son Isaac and Linda Pankratz; Eric Pankratz and Brandon and Grace Pankratz, Keith and Karen Pankratz and Jessica, Simon and Micah Pankratz, and David and Kathryn Pankratz and Isaac and Ethan Pankratz. She is also survived by her brother Jake Kornelsen, sister Anne Boehr and sisters-in- law Lena Kornelsen and Leila Kornelsen as well as many nieces and nephews. The Celebration of Margaret's Life was held on Friday, April 4,2014 at the North Star Mennonite Church in Drake, SK. Justina Heese read the obituary. Karla Brown played In the Bulb There is a Flower. The Tribute was done by Eric, Keith and David Pankratz. Rev. Emily Toews officiated, Mary Schmidt / Nettie Bartel accompanied. Ushers were Dan Boehr and Allen Patkau. Sound was by Peter Nicholson and the Memorial Table was done by Eleonora Schmidt. Margaret was laid to rest earlier in the day during a family service in the Bethany Church Cemetery.
- Jacob John. The death of Jacob John Pankratz, aged 95 years of Watrous, SK occurred at Manitou Lodge on Saturday, May 26, 2007. The Funeral Service will be held in Philadelphia Mennonite Brethern Church near Watrous on Friday, June 1 at 2:00 p.m. Interment will follow in Bethany Cemetery.
- John Daniel. It is with heavy hearts that the family of John Paul announce his passing at 5:45am on July 24th, 2015 at the Watrous Hospital, surrounded by his loving wife of 49 years, Kathleen Paul and family. John was predeceased by his parents (James and Sarah), son (Daryl) and his five siblings. John is survived by his wife Kathleen, children Elaine (Doug), David (Norma), Theresa (Tony), Sheldon, Michael (Colina), as well as numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren. John was born on December 2, 1934 in Portage la Prairie, MB. John spent his entire career in the trucking industry. He took pride in being a self-employed owner/operator for many of those years. John raised his family in BC, Alberta and primarily Regina, Sk. He retired in Watrous, Sk. John had many interests, which included bowling, swimming, watching sports and wrestling, camping and fishing. John had a great love for animals, especially for his dogs, which were always by his side. A prayer service will be held on Wednesday July 29th at 7pm at St. Ann's Parish, Watrous, SK. The funeral mass will be held on Thursday July 30th at 10:30 am at St. Ann's Parish with the Interment to follow at the Watrous Cemetery.
- Walter (March 8, 1920 - August 23, 2013). After a brief illness, Walter passed away peacefully in Watrous Hospital. He was predeceased by his wife Mollie, his mother and father, Mable and Oscar and sister Mattie. He is survived by: his children, Richard (Carolyn), Peter (Cyndy), Kathy Probert (Bruce) and Robert (Melody); his grandchildren; Molly, Jessica, Cody, Sara, Paul and Andrew (Mandy) and his great-grandchildren Beth and Kash. Walter was born in Watrous and raised 3 miles south on the family farm. He served in the Royal Canadian Air Force from 1941 - 1945. His RCAF service with the new technology of radar nurtured his love of all things technological. Walter brought home from England his beloved wife Mollie. Together and with their children they developed a beautiful dairy and grain farm. Walter believed in building a strong community and participated as RM councillor, on the school, hospital and veterinarian boards. He was president of the Saskatchewan Holstein Friesen Association and served as director for the Saskatchewan Dairy Pool for many years. He was a counselor for the provincial CAFF (Counseling and Assistance for Farmers) program. Family and friends remember Walter for : - his sharp wit and humor - his passion for farming and the land - his appreciation for new technology vehicles, tools and machinery - his work ethic - the ease with which he talked to people of all generations - his grid road driving ability - whistling with a built in vibrato - his kit kat and shoehorn distribution - the dapper way he dressed - his time spent driving us to 4-H, games of curling, baseball, hockey, basketball, and band camps - sharing his Western Producer and plums from his plum tree - introducing us to CBC radio and Nat King Cole - his collection of gadgets and good pens - his love of debating current events and the state of the world - treats in his pocket for all the family's and friends' dogs. He was a tease, a quiet leader, an observer and a story teller extraordinaire. His great-grandchildren at the ages four and two had already figured out how special he was. We love him and will remember him in the sunshine, the seeding and harvest, and a song well sung. He is much loved and truly Unforgettable. A graveside service for family will take place, Saturday, August 31st in the Watrous Cemetery.
- Jean Brownless. With deep sadness and heavy hearts the family of Jean Phillips announces her passing at the age of 88 years, at Watrous Union Hospital on Friday, January 30, 2009. Jean was predeceased by her parents, an infant son (Richard John), and her loving husband Howard. She leaves to bless her memory sister Pauline (Michael) Scott, England; sons, Bruce (Doreen), Garry (Jacalyn); grandchildren Anthony, Lee (Jamey), Kimberly (Deepak); and great granddaughter, Emma. A Memorial Service will be held in All Saint's Anglican Church, Watrous, SK on Wednesday, February 4th at 11 a.m. with the Rev. Canon Colin Clay officiating.
- Thomas. The death of Rev. Thomas Phillps aged 89 years of Watrous, SK and formerly of Imperial, SK, occurred at the Watrous Union Hospital on Thursday, December 11, 2003. The Funeral Service will be held in Watrous United Church on Tuesday, December 16th at 2:00 p.m. conducted by Rev. Alison West and Rev. Dale Morrison. Interment will follow in Watrous Cemetery. Tom was predeceased by his parents and sister Ellen Bell. He is survived by his loving wife Irene; daughters, Susan (Ken) Burgess and Lynn (Rick) Korchinski; 8 grandchildren, 7 great grandchildren.
- Todd, April 21, 1970 - March 6, 2010. The death of Todd Pidhorodetsky, aged 39 years, of Watrous occurred on March 6th, 2010 near Nokomis, SK. The Funeral Service will be held in the Watrous Civic Centre on Saturday, March 13 at 2:00 p.m. with Pastor Colette Baker officiating. A Private Family Interment will follow in the Watrous Cemetery.
- Barbara Elizabeth (nee MacKay) passed away at her residence on June 18, 2005 in her 92nd year. Barb was predeceased by her husband, Arthur in 1983; by her parents, Angus and Davidina Mackay; sisters, Ruby Stride and Jessie Cowling; brothers-in-law, George Stride and Fred Cowling; and cousin Reay Mackay. She is survived by daughter, Ina (Jules) Vanthuyne; sons, Ian (Jeanne) and David (Joyce). She is also survived by grandsons, David (Cindy), Kenneth (Barbie) and Craig (Deaven) Vanthuyne, Lindon (Karen), Glendon (Paula), Cameron (Rhonda Grado) Potts, Carl (Kelly Davies), Graeme (Laura Balyski) and Eric (Andrea Ulmer) Potts; and by one granddaughter, Jacquie (Lonnie) Hutchison. She is also survived by ten great-grandchildren; cousins, Ron (Ev) Mackay, Jim Mackay, Craig (Gwen) Mackay, Tom Mackay and Henrietta Goplen; sister-inlaw, Lil Burkitt; and numerous nieces and nephews. Funeral Service will be held at 2:00 p.m., Friday, June 24 in the Watrous United Church with Rev. Debra Smith officiating. Interment will be in the Watrous Cemetery.
- Ethel Alice (nee Gray). The death of Ethel Alice Preston aged 90 years of Watrous SK occurred at the Watrous Union Hospital on Tuesday Feb. 1, 2005. The Funeral Service will be held in Fotheringham's Funeral Chapel on Saturday February 5th at 11:00 a.m. Interment will take place at Hillcrest Memorial Gardens in Saskatoon at 2:30 p.m. Ethel is survived by her loving daughter Carol (Ervin) Gross, Watrous, grandchildren, Troy (Lisa) Gross, and their family, Zachary and Aidan of Kelowna; Geneen (Gerald) Guinan, and their family Derek and Danielle Saskatoon; Treena (Jody) Lewis, and family Jensen, Cambrie and Andrew of Watrous; Gennifer (Jason) Ediger, and family, Preston of Rosetown; special friend Dory Jansen of Saskatoon. Ethel was predeceased by her husband Reg, her parents William and Katherine Gray, brothers, John, Bill, George, Bob, Jim and Cliff Gray; sisters, Betty Wheeler and Margaret Marvin.
- Arthur "Art" (January 4, 1924 - October 5, 2011). The death of Art Punt, aged 87 years, of Watrous, Saskatchewan occurred peacefully on Wednesday, October 5, 2011 at Lanigan Hospital. A Graveside Service will be held on Saturday, October 8th at 11 a.m. in Watrous Cemetery.
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- Mae Lewis. The death of Mrs. Mae Lewis Ravndahl aged 84 years of Watrous SK occurred at Royal University Hospital on Sunday August 21, 2011. Mae was predeceased by her husband Ted in 1997 and is survived by her loving family; Gordon (Heather) Ravndahl, Sherwood Park, AB, Shirley (Dwight) Allan, Watrous, SK, Audrey Ravndahl, Edmonton, AB, Don (Michelle) Ravndahl, Kelowna, BC, Connie (Wes) Woiden, Watrous, SK; 11 grandchildren; two great grandchildren. A Memorial Service will be held in All Saint's Anglican Church in Watrous on Friday August 26th at 2 p.m. Interment will take place in Watrous Cemetery.
- Bertha "Beth" Margaret (nee Halvorsen) Martin, aged 75 years, of Watrous, SK, passed away peacefully at her residence on Thursday, October 23, 2008. At Beth's request there will be no Funeral Service. A Graveside Gathering will be held in the Watrous Cemetery on Monday, October 27th at 2:00 p.m.
- Gertrude passed away peacefully in her sleep at the Golden Acres Nursing Home in Wynyard, SK, on the morning of January 25, 2005, 10 days short of her 83rd year. She was born on February 4, 1922 in Orenburg USSR and emigrated to Canada with her parents, Jacob Isaak Regier and Gertrude (Penner) Regier; and three siblings in 1926. After a brief time in southern Manitoba, the Regiers moved to the family farm near Watrous, SK in 1928. In 1960 Gertrude moved into the town of Watrous with her widowed Mother and supported her until the latter died in 1979. Gertrude was a generous, kind and caring caregiver to all in her family and to many in the Watrous community. She is survived by her sister, Margaret (Erling Bartel of Drake, SK); two sisters-in-law, Beth (Jake) Regier of Aldergrove, BC and Doris (John) Regier of Watrous; and by 16 nieces and nephews and their families. She was predeceased by her parents; her brothers, Peter (in childhood), John, Ike and Jake; and by her sister-in-law, Mary (Ike) Regier. There will be a public viewing on Sunday, January 30, 2005, 9:00 10:00 a.m. at Fotheringham-McDougall Funeral Services, Watrous, SK. A Memorial Service will take place in the Bethany Mennonite Church near Watrous on Sunday, January 30, 2005 at 2:30 p.m.
- Eleanor Elizabeth (nee McGunigal) May 2, 1930 - November 12, 2005. Eleanor passed away with her daughter at her bedside early Saturday morning. Eleanor was born in Watrous, SK. but spent her time growing up in Saskatoon, moving to St. Albert in the early 90's. She was predeceased by her husband, Lorne Reid of Saskatoon in 1977. Eleanor is survived by her brothers, Jim (Shirley) McGunigal and Wally (Janelle) McGunigal and her sister, June (Orval) Murtland, all of Saskatoon; her children, Debbie Galenzoski of St. Albert, Alberta, Wendy (David) Samaroden of the Comox Valley, Vancouver Island, Scott (Arlene) Reid of Pike Lake, SK, Brent Reid of Saskatoon; her grandchildren, Darren Galenzoski, Warren McColm, Theresa Reid Shea, Ryley Reid and Kelsey Reid; her greatgrandchildren, Trista, Justin, Alyssa and Mateo, and her great great grandson Aiden. A Memorial Service will be held in the spring of 2006 at Pike Lake, Saskatchewan.
- John Erwin. On June 5, 2012, John Erwin Richert passed away peacefully with his loving family by his side. He was born on September 17, 1932 to John and Agnes Richert of Watrous, Sask. He grew up on a farm north of Manitou Lake. This began his love for nature. After high school he began working for the Department of Highways. He attended Swift Current Bible School for a winter semester and then enrolled in Engineering at the University of Saskatchewan. In 1955 John married the love of his life, Edith Schroeder. They were blessed with 2 children, Carolyn in 1962 and Grenville in 1964. He graduated in 1959 and returned to work with the Department of Highways. While employed with the government he was first stationed in Prince Albert as an Assistant Engineer, then North Battleford as a District Engineer and finally Regina as Equipment Engineer for the province. In 1965 he left the government to pursue a position with General Engineering Co. in Toronto. His work there was primarily in the design of the Potash Mine near Lanigan, Sask. When the design work was complete the family moved back to Saskatchewan and lived at Guernsey while the mine was being constructed. When that was complete, in 1968, the family moved to Prince Albert. John found a way to pursue another of his lifelong passions - aviation. He joined Athabaska Airways Ltd. and worked as an Aircraft Maintenance Engineer on both fixed wing and rotary wing aircraft. Eventually he was promoted to Chief Engineer. He retired in 1997 from aviation, but was active as a consulting engineer in heating and air - conditioning working primarily for Mid Con Engineering. The birth of his grandchildren Jonathon and Christina was a joy and a blessing for him. They continued to bring light to his life until the end. No matter how rough the day had been the sight of them arriving always brought a smile to his face. He enjoyed the trips they made to Manitou Beach together and was extremely proud of their accomplishments. John was predeceased by his son Grenville; his parents John and Agnes; his brother Arthur; his brothers-in-law Ben and Eldon Schroeder and John Friesen. He is survived by his wife Edith; his daughter Carolyn (Peter) Vis and their children Jonathon and Christina; his sister Helen (Bill) Weeks, his sisters-in-law Joan Schroeder, Ruth Friesen, Gert (Bill) Williams, Hilda Wiebe, Ruth Schroeder, Alice (Walter) Wintonyk and Alex (Joanne) Schroeder. The family would like to express our sincere appreciation to the staff at Jubilee Lodge (Kinistino) and Pineview Terrace (Prince Albert) for the kind and compassionate care that they gave John and his family. Memorial Service will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Saturday, June 9, 2012 at the Grace Mennonite Church, 250 - 28th Street West, Prince Albert, SK with Pastor Ryan Siemans officiating. Interment will be held at a later date.
- Raymond Henry (April 21, 1939 – October 11, 2014). Raymond was born on April 21, 1939 in Kenaston. Raymond was predeceased by his mother and father, Theresa and Henry; as well his sisters Kathleen, Marie, and Margaret and his brother Walter. Raymond was survived by his loving wife, Myrna, his children, Sheryl, Theresa and Kevin, his grandchildren Brittany, Ashley, Riel, Ryan, Erica, Vanessa, Cody, Nathan, Morgan, Andrew and Alex and his great granddaughter Sarah, as well as his sisters Muriel, Alice and his brother Ken. Raymond was raised on a farm East of Kenaston where he attended Muse school in his early years. He moved to Watrous with his mom and attended school as well as helped with the family farm. Once finished school, he farmed with his brothers until he married Myrna in 1966. They settled on their own farm and raised their 3 children. Raymond enjoyed working with his limousine cows, miniature horses, his deer, his Canadian geese and his Norwegian elkhound (Lady), among other various animals. Raymond enjoyed playing ball on the Fairdale ball team, as well as attending dances and visiting with the neighbours. In 2005, Myrna and Raymond retired to Saskatoon where they made their home at Circle Drive Alliance. He took great pride in spending time with his grandchildren, friends and the rest of his family members. The Funeral Service will be held in Our Redeemer’s Lutheran Church on Wednesday, October 15th at 2:00 p.m. with Pastor Colette Baker officiating. Interment in Watrous Cemetery.
- Charles Alexander. It is with love and sadness that the family of Charles Rishel announces his passing on Thursday, December 29, 2011 at the age of 83 years. Charles was born March 28, 1928 in the district of Highwood. Left to mourn are his loving wife of 62 years, Gwen; two sons, Brett (Ruby) and Murray, his daughter Laurie; grandchildren Cory, Kim, Tyler, Beau, Lacey and Logan; a brother Jim and sister Donna Harmon; and numerous nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his parents and brother Norman. At his request there will be no funeral and interment of cremains will take place at a later date.
- Viola "Vi" Quennell. The death of Viola, age 75 years of Saskatoon occurred on Wednesday, June 28, 2006. The Celebration of Life will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Monday, July 3, 2006 at Westgate Alliance Church, 3316 Centennial Drive with interment of Vi's cremated remains to take place in Watrous Cemetery, Watrous, SK. Vi is survived by her loving husband, Dave and his son, Doug; sisters, Joyce Hemmingson and Shirley Jones; brother, Bernie and his wife, Frieda Magnuson; sister-in-law Pearl Magnuson; nieces and nephews and their families. She was predeceased by her first husband, Norman Quennell and their daughter, Diana; brothers, John and Kelvin; and sister, Pearl.
- Randy Ronald Rue (January 8, 1956 - September 29, 2014). Randy was born at Lloydminster Hospital, SK on January 8th 1956; second son to Delmer and Susan (nee Penner). He originated in the Watrous, SK area where he farmed for many years before moving to Alberta in the early 90's to pursue a career in the oil field. He passed away peacefully on September 29th 2014. Left to mourn are his children, Suzanne (Steven Peter, Ethan) and Dillon; step-daughter, Keirsten; father, Del (Alvera); brother, Doug (Janice); nephew, Jackson; and cherished friends. Randy was predeceased by his mother, Susan. Memorial Service to be held in Saskatoon, SK at Saskatoon Funeral Home (338 4th Ave N; 306-244-5577) on Saturday, October 11th, 2014, 2:00 p.m. with interment in Watrous Cemetery at a later date.
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- Henrietta (nee Pfleger) went to be with the Lord from St. Paul's Hospital on July 26, 2007 at the age of 59 with her loving husband Edward at her side. Her sudden passing was a shock to all those who deeply loved her. She was a one in a million devoted, caring and loving wife, mother and grandmother. Henrietta was born in Watrous on October 24, 1947. It was there in Watrous that she grew up and attended school. When she was 16 years old she was working at a fast food restaurant called the Burger King. At the age of 17 she met the love of her life Edward. They were married on November 7, 1964. The happy couple moved to Mankota to take over the Schafer family farm. Henrietta loved to be outside in her gardens, fishing and working side by side with Ed. They were blessed with three bundles of joy over the years of 1966-1969. They continued farming until 1988 when they decided to move to Swift Current to try something else. There Henrietta and Ed took up managing apartments. They lived in Swift Current for five years. They then moved to Saskatoon in 1993 where they continued to manage apartment buildings (Victoria Place 18 months; Palisades 10 years; Saskatoon Towers 1 year; and Milroy Apartments 2 1/2 years and were honored as Landlord of the year for 2 years. Henrietta was a special person and loved by all that met her. She adored her husband, children, and grandchildren. She will be deeply missed by those family and friends that knew her. Henrietta is predeceased by one of her daughters, Colinda Ann; her parents, Mike and Winnifred Pfleger; a sister, Eva Legare; two brothers-in-law, Wayne Neill and Ron Young. As well as mother and father-in-law, Matt and Barbara Schafer. She will be missed dearly by her husband of 43 years, Edward Schafer; daughters, Corina (Corey) Statham, their children, Dusty, Taylor, Dakota, Cody and Tristen; and Belinda "Gidge " (Les) Keays, their children, Kirisa and Kolby; sisters, Irene Neill, brother-in-law, Ron Legare, Donna (Lawrence) Bailey, Lucille (Miton) Pongracz, Yvonne (Larry) Baker and Darlene (Dallas) Haubrick; as well as two brothers, Eugene (Bev) Pfleger and Roy Pfleger; brother-in-law, Melvin (Deanna) Schafer and sister-in-law, Rose (Claude) Chabot; as well as numerous nieces and nephews. Henrietta also leaves a lot of friends who she cared for and helped out a lot. A Vigil for Henrietta will be Sunday, July 29, 2007 at 7:30 p.m. at Saskatoon Funeral Home and the Mass of Christian Burial will be Monday, July 30, 2007 at 10:00 a.m. at St. Paul's Roman Catholic Cathedral
- Rose. The death of Mrs. Rose Schafer, aged 74 years of Watrous, SK, occurred at the Watrous Union Hospital on Sunday, April 18, 2010. The Memorial Service will be held in the Watrous United Church on Wednesday, April 21st at 2:00 p.m.
- Gladys Elvida. The death of Gladys Elvida Schatz, aged 87 years, occurred at the Watrous Union Hospital on Thursday October 11, 2007. The Funeral Service will be held in Our Redeemer's Lutheran Church in Watrous on Monday, October 15th at 2:00 p.m. conducted by Pastor Ed Hedlin. Interment will follow in Watrous Cemetery.
- John (September 19, 1929 - May 26, 2012) John was born to Jacob and Elisabeth (Kroeker) Schellenberg at Arkadok near Saratov on the Caspian Sea in what is now the Ukraine. He was six months old when he arrived in Canada with his parents. The family farmed near Little Manitou Lake north and east of Watrous, SK. From the age of 19 John was a truck driver. For 43 years he drove for a variety of trucking companies, mostly for Maccam which later became Trimac Transportation Company. He retired from Trimac in June 1994. His interests included: camping with his wife and sons; boating, especially with his homemade pontoon boat; teaching his boys to hunt; upholstering; square dancing & social dancing; visiting friends and driving his 8N Ford tractor in parades. As a teenager John took Christ as his savior and was baptized into the Mennonite Church. He became a member of Bethany Mennonite Church near Watrous, SK. John and his wife Betty were charter members of Mount Royal Mennonite Church. He participated in church life through ushering, singing in the choir and conducting menís quartets. For a time he assisted in taping the Wings of Peace radio broadcasts. John will be missed by his wife Myrna; sons Jeff, Calgary, AB and Farley, Brooks, AB; siblings: Katie (John) Wiebe, Abbotsford, BC; Abe (Ruth) Schellenberg, Manitou Beach, SK; Anne Schellenberg, Edmonton, AB; Frieda (Delbert) Erb, Choele Choel, Argentina; Arnold (Gwen McMillen) Schellenberg, Spokane, Washington; Ernie (Pam) Schellenberg, Buck Lake, AB; In-laws, Leila (Ed) Kornelsen, Dale (Vivian Reeves) Ebert, Gary Leavitt; Myrnaís mother, Gladys Perrin; Myrnaís siblings: Helen (Malcolm) Clarke; Bill (Anne) Perrin; Fay (Nonni Jonsson) Perrin; John Perrin; Walter (Angie) Perrin; Bettyís sisters: Elma Hiebert; Helen Hill; Mary (Bill) Epp; many nieces, nephews, cousins and hundreds of friends and acquaintances. John was predeceased by: his parents Jacob and Elisabeth (Kroeker) Schellenberg; step mother Albertina Schellenberg; brother Henry and infant brother Peter; sisters Louise Shoemaker; Neila Ebert; Erna Leavitt; nephews Sydney and Kent Schellenberg; Myrnaís father, Clare Perrin; Myrnaís sister-in-law, Marlene Perrin; the mother of his sons, Betty (Hiebert) Schellenberg; Bettyís parents, Jacob and Sarah Hiebert; Bettyís siblings: Abe Hiebert; Anne Willard and Margaret Krueger; Bettyís brother-in-law, Ray Hill The family wishes to thank the people who made Johnís last months and days enjoyable and comfortable; the staff at Luther Seniorsí Centre; tenants at Hector Trout Manor; the breakfast group; dementia support groups; the staff at St. Paulís Hospital on Sixth Floor and in the Palliative Care Unit; the Mount Royal Church congregation; friends and relatives, with special thanks to Kim who took such good care of our John on Wednesday nights. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Alzheimer Society of Saskatchewan or you may do something creative in memory of John: turn a stranger into a friend; buy donuts and share them with someone at their workplace; accept a challenge; take a risk; cherish a child; compliment a job well done; or smile, smile, smile. A Service Honouring Johnís Life will be held Saturday, June 2, 2012 at 10:00 AM at Mount Royal Mennonite Church, 610 Avenue O North, Saskatoon, SK. The service will be followed by lunch at the church. Interment will be at 4:00 PM at Bethany Cemetery east and north of Watrous, SK.
- Susanna (nee Dirks) passed away at Watrous Union Hospital, Watrous, SK on Tuesday, March 7th, 2006. She was predeceased by her parents: Henry and Marie Dirks; daughter, Cynthia Zelmer; grandsons: Cole Bochek and Eric Zelmer; brother, Henry Dirks; and in laws: Anne and Abe. Susanna is survived by her daughters: Paulenna (Ed) Bochek (Schroeder) and Hazel (David) Thomas (Schroeder) and a son-inlaw, Rudolf Zelmer; and sisters: Kay Voth (Dirks) and Marie (Peter) Isaak. She is also survived by her grandchildren: Angela (David) Kostyk, Donna (Craig) Zelmer Gammel, Dale (Debbie) Bochek, Ryan Bochek (Gwen), Andrea (Jody) Kerr (Bochek), Dylan Thomas (Brandy) and Tasha Thomas; as well as great grandchildren: Stephanie and Charmaine Kostyk and Kyle and Ashley Bochek. The Funeral Service will be held in Fotheringham's Funeral Chapel, Watrous, SK on Saturday, March 11th at 2:00 p.m. with interment in Watrous Cemetery.
- Alta (nee Isherwood) Johnston Scott. December 5, 1902 - October 12, 2006. Alta passed away peacefully at her residence in the Saskatoon Convalescent Home. She was predeceased by her parents, William and Delia (Noble) Isherwood; first husband, Wilson Johnston; and her second husband, Dunn Scott; two sisters and seven brothers. She is fondly remembered by her children, Wendell (Joan) Johnston, Rosetown, Elda (Henry) Windsor, Saskatoon, Bill (Rita) Johnston, Saskatoon; and extended family, Joan Andrego, California, Carole (Ted) Lee, Saskatoon, Bob Scott, Edmonton and Jim (Maxine) Scott, Saskatoon; brother, Chester Isherwood, Nokomis; and numerous nephews, nieces and grandchildren. Alta Bertha Isherwood was born in a covered wagon near Barnes, Oklahoma en route to Saskatchewan while the family was emigrating to Canada. The family lived in Kronau and Lajord and homesteaded south of Venn c.1904. Alta attended school at Geneseo south of Venn, high school at Nutana Collegiate and Normal School (Teachers College) in Saskatoon. At one of her teaching positions she met and married Wilson Johnston a farmer in the Zealandia district in July 1928. Together they raised three children. Wilson passed away in 1955. In February 1959 Alta married Dunn Scott of Saskatoon and together they built Dunn Scott Realty and Insurance at 211-33rd Street. Alta was named Secretary of the Year by CFQC's Wall and Den. Dunn and Alta made their home in the rear portion of the building in which the office was located. Alta was secretary/office manager until 1997, and in 1998 moved to the convalescent home. Dunn passed away in 2003. Alta will be remembered as a quiet, gentle person who loved her family first and foremost. She had a 'green thumb' and was especially proud of her roses and geraniums. She also enjoyed card games with friends and family, bird watching, her beloved Toronto Blue Jays, camping, travelling and special times at Jackfish Lake and Little Manitou lake. The family would like to thank the Saskatoon Convalescent Home for the exceptional care she received. Service and interment will take place at Hillcrest Memorial Gardens, Saskatoon at 2:00 p.m. on October 20, 2006, Elaine Thomas officiating.
- Edna Viola (nee Magnes). The untimely death of Mrs. Edna Viola Scott, 41, highly regarded resident of the Venn-Lockwood district, occurred in St. Paul’s Hospital, Saskatoon, SK on January 4, 1965. The funeral, under the direction of J. Randy Chambers of Fotheringham’s Funeral Home, was held from Watrous United Church on Thursday January 7th. Rev. Robert W. Swann, Nokomis, assisted by Rev. Tom W. Bray, Watrous, conducted the service. Mrs. Margaret Plaster, Lockwood, was organist. Casket bearers were Lawrence Gegner, Walter Peterson, Joe Langteigne, Don McKenzie, Leo Kane and Bert Plaster. The casket was surrounded by sprays and wreaths from her family and close friends. Interment was made in Watrous Cemetery. Many donations were received for Lockwood United Church Memorial Fund. Lunch for the bereaved family, relatives, casket bearers and friends was serviced at the homes of Mrs. E. Webster and Mr. and Mrs. Fred Scott. Edna Viola, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Edwin Magnes, Lockwood, was born in the Lockwood district on April 28, 1923. She attended public school at Floradale and high school in Watrous. She took her teacher’s training in Regina and returned to teach school at Floradale and Thornfield for seven years. Edna V. Magnes was united in marriage with Wilfred Hugh (Jack) Scott on August 22, 1945 in Lockwood United Church. She had resided on their farm until her recent illness, when she entered the Watrous Union Hospital in October 1964 before being transferred to Saskatoon. Edna was well renowned for her ability as a seamstress and her hobby of cake decorating. This she had developed to a fine art, having decorated many birthday, wedding and anniversary cakes over the last 15 years. During her life-long residence here, Mrs. Scott took keen interest in many activities for the betterment of the community. She was an energetic worker in numerous organizations and was highly regarded throughout the community. Always willing to do more than her share, Edna will be greatly missed by her immediate family, her parents and siblings and a host of personal friends. Mrs. Scott is survived by her husband, Jack; two daughters, Marilyn Jean, 15; and Barbara Ann, 13; her parents, Edwin and Hannah Magnes, Lockwood; and three brothers: Russell, Lockwood; Clifford, Ottawa; and Lloyd, Nokomis. She was predeceased by a brother, Morris, in May, 1964. Many relatives and friends from neighboring districts of Poplar Park, Drake, Lanigan, Lockwood, Nokomis, Venn and Watrous and others from such distances as Ottawa, Ontario; Islay, Alberta; Delisle, Saskatoon, Mortlach, Prince Albert and Humboldt, attended the funeral.
- Wilfred Hugh "Jack" of Watrous, SK passed away peacefully with his family by his side at the Royal University Hospital in Saskatoon on July 2, 2010 at the age of 86 years. Jack was born in the Venn District on August 10, 1923, the eldest of six children. He took his schooling at Thornfield School but quit after Grade 8 to help with the farm work. As a young man, he traveled to Ontario to work in a factory but returned home and started a mixed farming operation. He met Edna Magnes, a teacher, and they married in 1945. Together they raised daughters Marilyn and Barbara until Edna became ill and passed away in 1965. Jack continued to farm but also worked for the telephone company and drove a caterpillar tractor building roads. When he retired from farming, he moved to Watrous and worked for Home Care as a maintenance man. He lived in his own home until the fall of 2006 when he moved to his suite at Manitou Lodge. He was happiest outside trimming trees, tending his garden, admiring flowers and watching the sky. He was the best weatherman, by far! His greatest joy was his grandchildren and great grandchildren who visited often. He is survived by his daughters Marilyn (Bob Bachmann) and Barbara (Owen Pratt); six grandchildren, Tanis (Ross Robertson), Karen Welker, Colin Welker, Nicole (Ray Love), Brandon Pratt and Carlee (Matt Brattan); three great grandchildren, Paula Robertson, Dylan and Kyle Love; sister Margaret (Rudy Gross); three brothers, Lloyd (Vivian), George (Helen), Earl (Mardelle); two brothers-in-law, Lloyd Magnes and Lloyd Jones. He was predeceased by his wife Edna and his parents, Fred and Alice Scott and sister June Jones. Private family graveside service will be held on July 9, 2010 at Watrous Cemetery.
SELLERS - Lillian "Dolly" (December 1, 1926 - November 30, 2016). Lillian passed away suddenly in her home on Wednesday November 30, 2016 at the age of 90. She is survived by her children Cheryl (Doug) Cox, Sheila (Larry) Skaros and Kevin Sellers, grandchildren Carter, Shaunna, Craig and Brent, as well as 10 great-grandchildren. She was predeceased by her husband Earl Sellers, grandson Ryan and brothers Walter and Henry. Lillian grew up, lived, farmed and raised a family in the Watrous area. In the early seventies she resided in Saskatoon and then in Kenaston. She returned to Saskatoon after the loss of her husband and served as caregiver to her mother Katherine for many years. She actively participated in the Ladies Auxiliary of the Royal Canadian Legion and was a fan of chuck wagon races, curling and puzzling with many friends. She spent many hours on her computer and was a technology fan. Cremation has already taken place and a service will follow at a later point in time.
SEMENIUK - Stella (nee Mudry) March 18, 1932 - December 25, 2014. Our loving mom and grandmother passed away December 25, 2014 at the Watrous District Health Complex. She leaves behind two sons; John and Joe, both of Watrous; two grandchildren, Ashley of Watrous and Allison (Chris) of Saskatoon; sisters Olga Stepa, Brandon, MB and Verna, Regina SK; numerous nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her loving husband Nick, brother Eugene Mudry; brothers-in-law, John Stepa and Mike Cherkewich; sister-in-law, Lena Holowenk. She was born south of Venn, SK where she attended Geneseo and then Venn schools. As a girl, mom belonged to C.G.I.T. In 1940 the family moved to the outskirts of Venn. Stella met Nick, the love of her life, and was married in 1951. They lived in Nokomis for two years. John was born in 1952. In 1953 they moved to Venn and lived for nine years. Joe was born in 1954. While living in Venn, she was leader of the Venn 4H Homecraft club and member of the Venn homemakers club. She loved to entertain at Christmas time with relatives and friends. She was a member of the Wolverine Ukrainian Catholic Church and St. Ann's Church in Watrous. Mom moved to farm between Venn and Watrous and then built a house in Watrous in 1970. Mom's passion was quilting, she would take the quilts for competition to Melville. She won a few ribbons. She belonged to the Watrous Craft and Hobby club also. She loved her grandchildren, gardening at the farm and reading and trying new recipes. She would enter her recipes in newspapers and magazines. She had a winning recipe in the Ford New Holland Magazine. The Mass of the Christian Burial will be held in St. Ann’s Roman Catholic Church on Friday January 2nd at 11:00 a.m. Interment will follow in Watrous Cemetery. Vigil for the Deceased will be held in Fotheringham’s Funeral Chapel on Thursday January 1st at 7:00 p.m.
SEXSMITH - Robert Lyle 'Bob' our dearly loved son, brother, uncle and friend passed away in Regina on May 27, 2003 at the age of 45 years after a nine month battle with cancer. Predeceased by his sister Sharon; Bob is survived by his parents, John and Jean Sexsmith of Lloydminster; sister, Jeanette (Bill) MacKay of Strathmore AB; brothers, John (Beverley) of Arborfield SK, Dave (Karen) of Lloydminster AB; nieces and nephews, Dean and Heather (Hailey, Connor, Liam), Jason and Andrea (Johnathon, Jackson), Jeffrey and Mindy, Jodie and Kelly, Jeremy, Chris, Jennifer, Rodney, Joey and Bev. Bob was born on August 17, 1957 in Arborfield. He moved to Venn in 1965 and attended school in Watrous until 1969 when the family moved to Lloydminster where Bob completed his schooling. Bob was employed by Sask Tel and Dictaphone Canada until 1998 when he started his own business, Prairie Voice to Text, in Regina. Bob was an active member of the Saskatoon Riverside Optimist Club and later the Regina Downtowner Optimist Club. Thank you to the doctors, nurses and staff of Pasqua Hospital 3A, 3B and the cancer clinic. Also thank you to the Palliative Home Care nurses. Your care and compassion were very much appreciated by his family. A service of remembrance will be held at Grace United Church, Lloydminster AB on May 31, 2003 at 2:00 p.m. with Rev. Norm Lair officiating.
SHORTT - Ella (nee Dekker) August 4, 1933 - April 8, 2014. It is with great sadness that the family of Ella Shortt announce her sudden passing on Tuesday, April 8, 2014. Ella was 80 years old. Ella is survived and will forever be cherished by her family; daughters Jackie (Al) Cherowka of Creston, BC; Debby (Dave) Kehler of Edson, AB; and Tracy (Dale) Eggen of Saskatoon, SK. Ella will be fondly remembered by 10 grandchildren and 19 great-grandchildren. She was predeceased by her husband, Willard; her daughters, Cathy and Wanda; and sons, David and Marcel. Ella was born in Renown, Sask. on August 4, 1933 but spent most of her life raising her family in Saskatoon. Although her life was not always an easy one, she was always the one lifting her family up. After her youngest started school, Ella began a career in the health care industry. Her career spanned 23 years, starting at the Saskatoon Sanatorium and later ending at Parkridge Centre. Ella spent the last 20 years of her life in retirement. She travelled frequently with her daughters and visited her grandchildren and great-grandchildren often. Ella's life revolved around her family. A mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother who was each of her loved ones shoulder to cry on, voice to rejoice with and friend at all times. All who met her loved her. Although there were many losses in her life, she always put others before herself. There are no words that can express the pain her family is feeling with her sudden passing. In keeping with her wishes, a Private Family Service will be held at a later date.
SIMLE - Roy J. It is with profound sadness that the family of Roy Simle announces his sudden passing on September 23, 2009 at the age of 85 yrs. The Funeral Service will be held on Monday, September 28, 2009, 1:30 p.m. at W.J. Jones & Son Funeral Chapel with Della Ferguson officiating. Royal Canadian Legion and Army, Navy and Air Force Veteran's Funeral Rites will be conducted. Visitation for family and friends will be held Sunday evening, 7-9 p.m. at the Funeral Home. Roy was a loving husband, father, grandpa, and poppa. He leaves to mourn his passing his beloved wife of 62 years Margaret, his son Gord (Carolyn) Simle of Calgary, AB., daughter Patricia (Mark) Collins of Atlanta, Georgia, and daughter Sharon (Don) Williams of Moose Jaw, SK; granddaughter Bobbie Lipsit and great-granddaughter Karlee Lipsit Calgary AB; grandsons: Matt Collins Charleston, S. Carolina, Jeff Collins Washington, D.C., Craig (Katherine) Williams Regina, SK, and Kevin Williams Moose Jaw, SK, as well as nieces, nephews, numerous friends and neighbours. Roy was predeceased by his parents Julius and Katie Simle, his sister Phyllis Porter (2008), daughter-in-law Terry Lee (Jones) Simle (1976), and infant baby granddaughter Meghan Katherine Williams (1989). Roy was born in Debuc, SK on March 7, 1924, and at age 15, moved with his family to Watrous, SK. He served in the navy from 1942-1944 as a minesweeper on the HMCS Winnipeg. He then became a fireman on the CN Railroad. In 1945 he began learning the watch-making trade at W.J. Stephenson Jewelry in Watrous. Here he would meet the love of his life, Margaret (Hill) Simle and they were married in Imperial, SK in 1947. Roy and Margaret moved from Watrous to Moose Jaw in 1952 where they raised their 3 children. They lived on Grace St. for 52 years before moving into the M.J. Mulberry Estates in 2004, where they resided at the time of Roy's passing. Roy was a long-time downtown M.J. business man, being a watchmaker by trade. He first became manager of Bloss Jewelers, then Prentice Jewelers. And, starting in 1967 he worked as manager of the Peoples Jewelers downtown store until his retirement at age 65 years ... Although, he continued to repair watches and clocks anytime he was needed so that many of Moose Jaw's timepieces continued to run, on time, as a result of his expertise and willingness to help! He was a member of the M.J. Kinsmen, K-40, Masonic Lodge, and was past president of the M.J. Shrine Club, as well as years of volunteer work, delivering meals-on-wheels, and working bingo fundraisers in the community. Dad was very proud of his children, and grandchildren, and loved to regale stories of them to the Mulberry residents. In these latter years, he has been a devoted care-giver to our mom. They celebrated their 62nd Wedding Anniversary on July 30th of this year, and, as Dad with his quick wit would say ... that's a pretty good run. He will be greatly missed, and cherished in the hearts of our family. He will live on in the sparkle in our eyes loving, quiet, gentle, and wise.
SINCLAIR — Margot Albertine (nee Bergstrom) passed away peacefully on January 20, 1997. She was born October 13, 1913 in Venn, Saskatchewan, and was predeceased by her loving husband, George; treasured daughter, Stephanie; as well as by her brother Lyle; sisters, Helen and Audrey. Lovingly remembered by her daughter, Susan (Richard) Billingham; granddaughter, Stephanie Georgia; brothers, Brant (Dorothy), Lloyd (Georgette), Eugene (Wendy) and Russell; sister-in-law, Dorothy as well as many beloved nieces and nephews. Margot was a devoted teacher whose interest in her students carried far beyond the classroom into their future. Throughout her life she provided unbounded love, support, strength and encourgement to her family and friends. She was a treasure who will be sorely missed. A service of remembrance will be held Thursday, January 23, 1997 in Sands Funeral Chapel, 1803 Quadra Street, Victoria at 11:00 A.M. A reception will follow in the Arbor Reception Centre.
SKOLROOD - Shirley (nee Edwards). The family sadly announces the passing of Shirley Skolrood on Thursday, September 11, 2008 at Sunshine Lodge in Evansberg, Alberta at the age of 83 years. She was born April 11, 1925 in Springside, Saskatchewan as the only child to Harold and Florence Edwards. She grew up in Edam and graduated from nursing in 1946 at City Hospital in Saskatoon. Shirley married Milburn (Skully) Skolrood in 1947 and they moved to Calgary where she began her employment with a TB clinic. They then moved to Saskatoon in 1961 where she worked as a VON nurse. In 1975 Shirley moved to Watrous and spent the next fifteen years as administrator of Manitou Lodge. She retired in 1990 and remained in Watrous till 2006 when she moved to Evansberg, Alberta to be closer to family. Shirley was a kind, caring person whose sense of humour brought joy and laughter to all the lives she touched; from the patients and staff at Manitou lodge to her many grandchildren who loved her dearly. She is survived by a son, Laurence (Vicki) Skolrood; four daughters, Leslie Skolrood, Lynn (Gordon) Utri, Leah (Tom) Woods, and Lenny Painchaud (Randy Moffatt); eleven grandchildren, Metta, Tanner, Dawn, Evan, Jody, Poppy, Bree, Billy, Britney, Jay, and Tori; eight great grandchildren, Travis, Kaylie, Keira, Byrn, Tyler, Brady, Jada, and Rylan. The Funeral Service will be held on Wednesday, September 17, 2008 at 2:00 p.m. at Fotheringham's Funeral Chapel, 102 2nd Avenue East in Watrous with Reverend Florence McDonald officiating.
SMITH - Dorothy Isobel (nee Murdock) September 8, 1922 – June 9, 2015. The death of Dorothy Smith, aged 92 years, of Watrous, SK. occurred peacefully at St. Paul’s Hospital, Saskatoon, SK. on Tuesday, June 9, 2015. She was predeceased by her parents Roy and May Murdock; husbands Jack (1962), and Harry (1990); brothers Russell and Don; brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law; Jessie Murdock, Jean Smith, Jim and Addie Smith, Hazel and Ben Walland. Dorothy is survived by her daughter Linda (Larry) Doetzel; son John (Patti); son Lyle (Pat), grandchildren John D. Smith, Elizabeth (Joel) Paul, Dawn (Bob) Lee, Sheree (Pat) Law; great-grandchildren Ryder Smith, Sydney, Julia and Reier Lee, Emma and Kayla Law; sister-in-law Rosella Murdock; nieces and nephews Kevin, Heather (Ray), Isobel (Yvonne), Noble (Loreen), Wynn (George), Charles; as well as numerous friends and neighbours. The Funeral Service will be held in Watrous United Church, Watrous, SK on Saturday, June 13th at 2:00 p.m. with Dr. Kathleen James-Cavan officiating. A Funeral Lunch will be held in the lower level of the church immediately following the service. Interment will be held in Watrous Cemetery at a later date.
SMITH - Helen Lillian (nee Barry). It is with grieving hearts that many will mourn the passing of Helen Lillian Smith early Tuesday morning on October 11, 2005. Helen was born at Renown, SK. on August 11, 1917. Helen's arrival was the third child born to her parents, Matthew George Barry (April 19, 1876 - May 26, 1952) and Emma Mae Marie Louise Gagon (April 7, 1894 - October 16, 1976). Helen received her elementary and secondary education in various Saskatchewan schools where her father was a principal helping to create the Saskatchewan's school system for over 43 years. Helen's father was not only a school principal, but the first teacher in the Watrous area before there was a town of Watrous. He helped organize and became the first teacher of several schools in that area including Hawkshaw, Orangeview, Highwood and others. In addition, Helen's father was a prize winning poet of distinction with his poems published with Haven Press, New York. Helen's father body of writing included five volumes of poetry and one volume of short stories. Helen's father was a member of the United Church and a lifetime member of the Masonic Order. Helen's chosen career of Education reflected her father's valuable influence on her life. In 1938-39, Helen attended the Saskatoon Teacher's College with her sister Gwendolyn. Helen taught the Junior Room at Carlea, SK, in the beautiful Carrot River country in 1939-40. From 1940 until 1978, a total of 38 years, Helen was a teacher with Saskatoon Public Schools and a member of the Saskatchewan Teachers' Federation. During Helen's tenure as a Saskatoon Public School teacher, she taught all grades from 1 to 8 as well as gifted and special needs students. On August 14, 1945, Helen married Harold Morton Smith (b. May 11, 1916 at Chesterville, ON d. May 11, 1998 at Saskatoon, SK) son of Harold Morton Smith and Ethel Fernie. Helen's husband Harold received his Public schooling at Antelope, SK, Cromer, MB and Alsask, SK. Harold attended Saskatoon normal School from 1934-35 and received his B.A. in 1942, B.Ed. in 1947 Cum Laude and his A.F.A. Certificate from the University of Saskatchewan. Harold was a Principal with the Saskatoon School Board as well as prior teaching in Prince Albert, SK for over 47 years. Helen's husband, Harold, was awarded the Queen's Silver Jubilee Medal and was a dedicated member of the Masonic and Shrine Lodges, Past Grand Worthy Patron of the Province of Saskatchewan, a 33rd Degree Mason and a member of the Scottish Rite. Concurrently with her husband, Helen was also a dedicated Eastern Star member, Past Worthy Matron of Regal #132 in Saskatoon, and a member of the Daughters of the Nile. Helen's humility, empathy, perseverance, loyalty, dedication, honesty, kindness, generosity, beauty and appreciation for the diversity of humanity reflected a quality of higher standards that few individuals are able to obtain. Helen's love of culture music, art, and drama were often reflected in the outstanding artistic work that Helen created for and with her students by producing exceptional set designs, paintings and backdrops for school productions, plays, and musical. Helen's dedication to providing her students with an enriched educational program, whether the student was gifted or challenged, was demonstrated by the long hours she spent tutoring students in her home helping these students to achieve their learning desires as well as her yearly entering her classes in the Saskatchewan Music Festivals. Helen's students include successful doctor's lawyers, judges, and others who first met their teacher in their Grade 4 class at Haultain School, in Saskatoon. Helen's charitable works were often witnessed by her own family, helping to support and pay for the education of her siblings and close relatives, but also by families in the Saskatoon community who were in desparate need of help. Helen often quietly provided for these families. Helen's high academic standards and perseverance are reflected in her children, Heather Gayle (Smith) Aitken,(b. Sept. 23, 1957) B.Mus-Mus. Ed., B. Ed, B.F. A, of St. Albert, AB, Music Educator and Music Specialist/ Director for Choral and Orchestra programs, with majors in Music, Mathematics, French, and English, 18 years of teaching experience, including 15 years with the Edmonton Public School Board. Gayle is an active member of the Alberta Teachers' Association and past Music Adjudicator with the Saskatchewan Music Festivals; Dr. Harold Morton Barry Smith, B.Sc., M.D., F.R.C.F.C. (b. Aug. 15, 1956), 10 years as opthamologist/ surgeon of Saskatoon, SK; and Sherry Lynn Smith (b. May 31, 1948), Saskatoon, SK, retired, past employee of the Saskatoon Public Library and companion to her mother. Helen was a loving mother to her children, loving and dedicated wife to her husband Harold of 53 years, a compassionate sister to her siblings, and a perseverant servant to her peers. Helen Lillian (Barry) Smith was a phenomenal woman whose own personal standard of success was an outstanding role model for those people who were touched by her life to follow. Helen's desire to live, to help others around her, her gracious presence, her tenacious perseverance in acting in a decent tolerant way during challenging times, mentored others to also take the higher road. The world has lost one of its most valuable treasures, but heaven has gained an angel. Predeceased by: Matthew George Barry, Emma Mae Louise (Gagan) Barry, George Barry, Baby Gwendolyn Ruby Barry, Sister, Iris Florence (Barry) Yake, Sister, Laura Mrytle (Barry) Duvall. Survived by: Dr. Macdonald Lloyd George Barry, Penticton, BC, Harry Charles Douglas Barry, Hamilton, ON, Miss Sherry Lynn Smith, Saskatoon, SK, Dr. Harold Morton Barry Smith, Saskatoon, SK, Ms. Heather Gayle (Smith) Aitken; Grandchildren, Kristine Ann Smith, Andrea Lynn Smith, Matthew James Smith; Extended Family Members: Pamela Ann Yake-Christenson, Niece, Edmonton, AB, Allan Kirk Yake, Nephew, Edmonton, AB, Gordon Gerrard Yake, Nephew, Edmonton, AB, Warren James Yake, Nephew, Edmonton, AB, Susan Gail Yake, Niece, Edmonton, AB, Barry Charles Arthur Duvall, Nephew, Vancouver, BC. Helen Lillian Smith's funeral service will be held on Saturday, at 2:00 p.m. in Knox United Church, 858 Spadina Cr., Saskatoon, SK. A reception will be held immediately following the memorial service. Burial will then follow at Woodlawn Cemetary, Saskatoon, SK.
SNELL - Frederick A. died peacefully Sunday, April 1, 2012 after a two week stay in hospital, of which he loathed every minute. This was not because the nurses and staff at the general and Pasqua Hospitals were anything but kind and attentive- they were both. It was simply that he hated hospitals, or any place where he felt he was confined. Fred was predeceased by his parents, Robert and Jane Snell; his wife Jen; daughter, Betty Ann and siblings, Marjorie MacArthur, Bert Snell, Jack Snell, Kathleen Hutchinson and Dorothy Sinnamon. He is survived by his sons, Allan (Carol) and John; daughter, Jane Braun (Bob) and grandchildren, Matthew, Jennie and David Braun and Eddie Snell. Fred married Jen Thompson in 1951 and in 1952 moved to the house on Hill Ave. which would be home until 2004. Allan was born in December of 1952 followed by Jane in October of 1954, Betty Ann in 1956 and John in 1958. It was a close and happy family. Jen died of cancer in 1975 and Fred never remarried. He never even considered it. He was born in Watrous and grew up there on the family farm and in town where he boarded during the school year. The family alternated between wealth and subsistence farming depending on how successful his dad was in the futures market. The twenties and thirties were an interesting time to grow up in Saskatchewan and Fred saw first-hand the effects of weather and changing farming practices on the land. It inspired in him an abiding interest in agriculture which shaped his life. He attended the College of Agriculture at the U of S, graduating in 1943. He spent the next two years in the Army and when the war ended, became an AgRep in Swift Current. It was in Swift Current that he met Jen, although it took a little while for their dating to ìheat upî as he later put it. He worked for the Department of Agriculture in various capacities for the next thirty-five years, ending as Director of the Family Farm Improvement Branch and simultaneously as Coordinator of International Projects from 1976 on. This gave him the opportunity to travel to Kenya on several occasions to visit a development project managed by his lifelong friend, Howie Rice. He spent his retirement in travelling the world with family and friends, babysitting dogs and children, providing terse, if only half-serious advice, and cooking. Fred was a marvellous cook, and whether it was an elaborate holiday feast, Sunday dinner, the long-lived and much loved Wednesday night supper club or just lunch for whoever happened to be around, the food was always inventive, delicious and immaculately prepared. His reputation as a cook was widespread and richly deserved. Fred was generous with his time and money. He was active in the Association for Retarded Children as it was then called and often volunteered for other organizations he felt were doing good work. In spite of not being remotely religious, he gave generously to churches for the same reason.
SNELL - Robert Bruce Snell, late of Weyburn passed away Friday June 14, 2013, at the age of 74 years. Robert was predeceased by his father, Robert "Bert" Snell and his wife, Elaine Snell. Robert is survived by his daughter, Shannon Snell, Weyburn; sons, Shaun (Jeanine) Snell, Weyburn, Cameron Snell, Weyburn; his grandchildren, Kyle and Garrett Snell, Marci and Bobbi Snell; his mother, Mildred Snell, Watrous; and his brother, Howard (Sandra) Snell, Watrous. Robert moved to Weyburn in January 1960 and married Elaine on June 4, 1950. He worked for SaskPower/SaskEnergy until he retired in 1992. Robert was involved in numerous activities over the years. He showed his dog Cheyenne and also worked at the dog shows held in Weyburn. Robert was involved at equestrian events that his children attended. He was a board member for the Weyburn Humane Society for a number of years. Robert liked woodworking and spent time making pieces for Elaine’s handicrafts. After retirement, Robert and Elaine travelled extensively and also enjoyed camping until Elaine’s passing in 2006. Robert especially enjoyed having Sunday brunch with his children and grandchildren and all family occasions. The family thanks the staff of House 12 Tatagwa View for their patience and great care they gave Robert. No funeral service was held as requested by the family of Robert.
SNIDER - Elmer Lincoln Snider passed away on October 28 at the age of 94 at Manitou Lodge, Watrous, SK. He was predeceased by one son, Leslie Elmer in 1980; his parents, Irvin and Lucinda Snider. He is survived by his loving wife, Bertha of 70 years; his son, Boyd (Elaine) Snider of Kitchener, ON; daughter, Ruth (Jake) Sawatzky of Watrous, SK; two grandchildren, Corinne (Alain) Caissie of Alma, NB, Carla Snider of Kitchener, ON; and one greatgranddaughter, Anik Caissie of Alma, NB; sister, Nelda Gingrich, Watrous, SK; numerous nieces, nephews and many friends. Elmer was very active in the church and community serving in various positions. The Funeral Service will be on Monday, November 1, 2004 at 2:00 p.m. with Pastor Jim Mullet officiating in the Philadelphia Mennonite Church near Watrous with interment in Sharon Cemetery.
SPERLING - Jean Evelyn (nee Gessey) passed away peacefully at Manitou Lodge in Watrous on February 22, 2011. She was born on September 6, 1927 on a farm in Balcarres Ituna district to Gertrude (nee Bratt) and Richard Gessey. There were eleven children in Jean's family: one brother, George Gessey and one sister, Gladys Todd; both in Regina are remaining. On leaving home at an early age, she was employed in several jobs in Regina before her marriage to Ben Sperling of Young, SK. They moved to a farm southwest of Young and later to a farm east of Watrous where they raised four children. In early years Mom stayed home to raise her children, garden and enjoy friends. In later years Jean and Ben bought the Walker Block and rented rooms and suites. Jean enjoyed numerous trips south and her greatest loves were BINGO and braiding RAG rugs for family and friends. Jean is survived by her family: Delores (David) Manson of Watrous, SK; Connie (Brian) Anderson of Nanaimo, BC; Rick (Shelley Credle) Sperling of Watrous, SK; Laurie Sperling of Young, SK; grandchildren: Rod, Scott and Bruce Manson, Mike and Dee Credle, great-grandchildren Ben, Rebecca, Daniel, Sarah and Errol Manson and Navaya Marie Back. At Jean's request there will be no funeral service. Interment and a private family service will be held at a later date.
SPIRES - Patricia Beatrice (nee Gillard). It is with sadness that the family of Patricia Beatrice Spires announces her passing on Sunday, January 11, 2009 at the age of 97. Predeceased by her parents, Maude and Charles Gillard, grandson Daniel, and by her husband, Jack in 2001. Patricia is survived by her daughter, Nancy (Dale) Welta, granddaughters Carmen Welta (Todd Kalyniuk), Cathy WeltaEagles (Vern Eagles), and greatgrandchildren Tomas, Victoria, and Weston. Pat was born in England and came to Canada when she was one year old. Her family settled in the Watrous area and she later moved to Regina where she and Jack continued to make their home. Pat's family wish to thank Pioneer Village staff for the comfort, support and excellent care that they provided to Pat and her family these past few years. Funeral service will be held Friday, January 16th at 10:00 am at Pioneer Village Chapel.
STENGER - Evelyn (nee Schleger). The death of Evelyn Stenger aged 73 years of Watrous, SK occurred in the Nokomis Health Centre on Wednesday May 8, 2002 with her family at her side. The Funeral Service will be held in Fotheringham's Funeral Chapel Watrous, SK on Saturday May 11 at 2:00 p.m. Interment will take place in Watrous Cemetery. Evelyn is predeceased by her parents Rudolph Schleger 1971, Christine Schleger in 1983; brothers Leonard Schleger in 1965, Benjamin Schleger in 1996 and Ralph Schleger in 2001. Evelyn is survived by her children, Joe (Myrlene) Stenger of Saskatoon, Judy (Warren) Dunne of Watrous, Lydia Stenger of Copper Sands, Jim Stenger of Humboldt, Karen Stenger of Lloydminster; seven grandchildren who made her so proud, Mike Dunne, Kristy Stenger, Julie Dunne, Sherri Dunne, Casey Stenger, Wendy Stenger, Sean Stenger.
STEEVES - Douglas Roy Steeves was born in England on August 31st 1918 to a Canadian soldier Roy Steeves and an English war bride Ivy Steeves. At the end of the war they all came to Canada and spent 1919 in Nokomis with Roy’s parents. In 1920 they moved to homestead in the Mornimont District south of Young Sask. Doug spent the majority of his life in the Mornimont area farming. The only time he left was when he joined the Army in 1940. Doug was sent to England in 1941 and in 1943 he was part of the invasion of Sicily and the Italian campaign. He was wounded twice in Italy, the first time a minor wound on his arm the second was a serious head wound in September 1944 near Rimini, Italy. Doug spent the rest of 1944 and most of 1945 in hospital in England. Doug returned to Canada in 1945 and again took up farming. After he retired from farming Doug worked with the Commissioners for many years before settling down in Watrous. Doug was a confirmed bachelor his whole life. He did collect a wealth of friends as he enjoyed people, playing cards or just having coffee and a good visit. Doug enjoyed being outdoors, fishing, hunting and sports. He especially enjoyed baseball and in his earlier years he was a first-rate player. He loved to travel and as he said he had seen a lot of this old world. Doug was a life time member of the Royal Canadian Legion and a long-time member of the Odd Fellows Lodge. Doug passed away on Christmas, Tuesday, December 25, 2012 at Watrous District Health Complex. He was predeceased by his parents Roy and Ivy Steeves, sister Hazel Hamerston and brother Keith Steeves. Doug is missed by his family, nephew Dennis and Janet Bell of Prince George, BC; great nephews Carlin (Heather) of Airdrie, Alberta; Tristan (Christine) of Prince George, BC and Theron (Amelia) of Stratford, Ontario; great great nieces and nephew: Emma, Allyson, Avery and Greyson. The Memorial Service for Doug will be held in Fotheringham’s Funeral Chapel, Watrous, Saskatchewan on Saturday, May 18, 2013 at 2:00 p.m
STEWART - James Albert Stewart of Weyburn, age 84, passed away peacefully in his sleep surrounded by his family on Dec. 27, 2003. Jim is survived by his loving wife of 60 years, Frances; son Gordon (Bernadette) of Yellowknife, son Donald (Beverley) of Regina, son Brian (Toshiko) of Toronto, daughter Ruth Wellborn (Wesley) of Leader and grandchildren Chad, Heather, Laura, Yoko, James, Colleen and Morgan. Jim leaves to mourn may cousins, nieces, nephews, inlaws and countless friends. Jim was born July 12, 1919 to a railway family in Watrous, SK. and received his schooling in another railway town, Biggar. Following in the steps of his father and grandfather, Jim also became a railroader with the CNR. In his 45 years with the railroad he served as station agent in twelve towns around Saskatchewan where he and his beloved Frances raised four children and made countless lifelong friends. Jim was a mainstay in every community he lived and was an active member of the Masonic Lodge and many service organizations. He served as an elder of the United Church in many of the communities and was a tower of strength in every congregation he was a member of. Jim was an active sportsman and enjoyed hunting, fishing and golf as well as supporting his children in their many athletic activities. A Memorial Service will be held on Tuesday December 30, 2003 from Grace United Church, Weyburn. Rev. Hazel Arbon officiating. Interment to follow at a later date.
STEWART - Norma G. (March 24, 1934 – February 24, 2015). The death of Mrs. Norma G. Stewart, aged 80 years, occurred Tuesday, February 24, 2015 at Manitou Lodge in the Watrous District Health Complex. Norma will be missed by her husband Harvey J. Stewart; daughter Charlene (Byrne) Sagen; and son Dean (Holly) Stewart; and grandchildren, Jody (Amanda) Sagen, Tyson and Emily; Garrett (Amber) Sagen, Noa; Curtis Sagen; Tiana (Bryce) Currie, Liam and Lyla; Chelsey (Owen) Hipkins, Ainsley and Sawyer; Lacey (Jeremy) Atema, and Halle Stewart. A Private Family Memorial will be held in the Kingdom Hall of Jehovah's Witnesses, Watrous, officiated by Larry Gavel.
STOKKE - Ellen Amelia (October 20, 1913 - June 25, 2011). Mrs. Ellen A. Stokke, aged 97 years, of Watrous and formerly the Venn District passed away peacefully at Watrous Union Hospital on Saturday, June 25, 2011. The Funeral Service will be held in Watrous United Church, Watrous, Saskatchewan on Saturday, July 2nd at 2:00 p.m. Interment to follow in Watrous Cemetery.
STOKKE - Signe Amanda (November 24, 1905 - April 3, 2009). Signe Amanda Stokke of Calgary passed away on Friday, April 3, 2009 at the age of 103 years. Signe is survived by her loving family and friends. A Funeral Service will be held at a later date in Watrous, SK. In living memory of Signe Stokke, a tree will be planted at Fish Creek Provincial Park by McInnes & Holloway Funeral Homes, Fish Creek Chapel, 14441 Bannister Rd. S.E., Calgary, AB.
STOKKE - Terrance John "Terry" Stokke, aged 77 years, of Watrous and formerly the Venn District passed away at St. Paul’s Hospital in Saskatoon on Thursday March 27, 2014. The Funeral Service will be held in Watrous United Church on Tuesday, April 1st at 2:00 p.m. Interment will follow in Watrous Cemetery. Terry is survived by his loving wife Rowna and son Shane; sisters, Mildred (Howard) MacConnel and Joyce MacDonald; numerous nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his parents John and Ellen Stokke and brother-in-law Chuck MacDonald.
STRUEBY - Joan Marie (nee Loehr) March 11, 1943 - July 19, 2012. Joan Strueby, aged 69 years, of Manitou Beach, SK passed away at Craik Health Centre on Thursday, July 19, 2012. She was predeceased by her parents Ed and Katherine Loehr and husband Lorne. Joan is survived by her three sons Russ, Brad (Marg Lukowich) and Bruce (Dorinda); four grandchildren Hannah, Casey, Wyatt and Greta; brother Norm (June) Loehr, and sister Loretta (Ted) Obrigewitsch. The Mass of the Christian Burial will be held on Monday, July 23rd at 11:00 a.m. A Vigil for the Deceased will be held on Sunday, July 22nd at 7:00 p.m. Both Services will take place in St. Ann's Roman Catholic Church, Watrous, SK. Interment in Muenster Cemetery will follow a Memorial Luncheon in the lower level of St. Ann's Roman Catholic Church.
STRUEBY - Lorne (June 13, 1939 - April 19, 2010). Lorne Strueby, aged 70 years of Manitou Beach, SK, passed away peacefully at Royal University Hospital, Saskatoon, SK on Monday, April 19, 2010. The Mass of the Christian Burial will be held on Thursday, April 22nd at 11:00 a.m. A Vigil for the Deceased will be held on Wednesday, April 21st at 7:00 p.m. Both Services will take place in St. Ann's Roman Catholic Church, Watrous, SK. Interment in the Muenster Cemetery will follow a Memorial Luncheon in the Watrous Civic Centre.
SUNDQUIST - Anna Marie (nee Sather). The death of Mrs. Anna Marie Sundquist aged 87 years, occurred on Monday, November 22nd, 2010 at Manitou Lodge, Watrous, Sask. The Memorial Service will be held in Watrous United Church, Watrous, Sask. on Thursday, November 25th at 2:00 p.m. Interment at a later date. Predeceased by her parents Sverre and Marie Sather; brothers Harold, Palmer and Clarence; sisters Sophie and Mabel. Anna is survived by her sons Leslie (Lana), Glen, Murray (Denise); her grandchildren Ann (Greg) Kuehn, John (Melissa) Sarah, Kevin, Robert, Tracy; Brandon, Tyler, Karina (Ole) Anderson; great-grandchildren Jack, Carter and Lily Kuehn; Mathew, Nicholas and Abigail Sundquist; Cohen Sundquist. Anna is also survived by her brother Melvin (Jean) Sather; sisters-in-law, Leona Sather, Thelma Sather and Sylvia (Bob) Taylor; as well as many nieces, nephews and friends.
SUNDQUIST - Annie Viola (nee Peterson) July 22, 1915 - May 7, 2011. On May 7, Annie Sundquist passed away at Watrous Manitou Lodge at the age of 95. Annie lived her entire life within 35 miles of the Venn. She lived an active life on the farm doing unending tasks: gardening, canning, raising a family, cooking the best meals that any mom could be praised for, and helping her husband on various farm-related activities. She was an active member of local ladies groups until her health starting failing. She will be fondly remembered and greatly missed by her many friends in the Venn and Watrous area and by her children and grandchildren: Her son Gerald, Brad (Gaylene), Troy, Amy; Monty (Monique), Paige, Lauren, Matthew and Lindsay. Her son Wayne (Sharon), Kevin (Karen), Pearce, Callum, Holly; Trevor (Teresa), Austin, Nathan, Cale; Leanne Cummings (Dean), Spencer, Nolan. Her daughter Shirley Oglestone , Karelia (Randy) Steinhauer, Josh, Zack, Jadyn; Boyd (Kendra), Breanna, Boyd, Eston. Her son Stanley (Jen), Christopher (Jennifer), Codi, Shailee; Asanna , Bralen , Rhea; Dylon, Haley. Her son Wesley (Joanne), Corinna Cormier (James) Jayda; Sheena Cox (James), Ryan, Connor; Karl, Sheldon. Ingeborg Mason (cousin and life-long friend) and her family; sister-in-law Jean Peterson; as well as numerous nephews and nieces. Annie was predeceased by her husband Ole, her daughter-in-law Margaret, son-in-law Boyd Oglestone, granddaughter Melissa, brother Anton Peterson and her sister Belle Freeman. Many thanks and praise to the Watrous Manitou Lodge and staff for the great care and attention that they gave our mother over the many years that she was in their care. The Funeral Service will be held in the Watrous United Church on Thursday, May 12, 2011, at 2:00 p.m. She will be laid to rest beside her late husband at the Watrous cemetery following the service.
SUNDQUIST - Margaret Rose (nee Morningstar). The death of Margaret Rose Sundquist aged 62 years of the Venn District occurred at the Watrous Union Hospital on Friday, July 28, 2006. The Funeral Service will be held in Watrous United Church on Wednesday, August 2 at 2:00 p.m. Interment will follow at Venn Cemetery. Margaret was predeceased by her parents, Clyden and Verna Morningstar and is survived by her husband Gerald; sons, Brad (Gaylene) and their children Troy and Ami; Monty (Monique) and their children, Paige, Lauryn, Matthew and Lindsay; brothers, Ron (Ruth) Morningstar and Larry (Donna) Morningstar; numerous nieces and nephews.
SWIFT - George Albert. The death of George Albert Swift aged 87 years of Watrous SK occurred at the Watrous Union Hospital on Saturday July 4, 2009. The Funeral Service will be held in All Saints' Anglican Church in Watrous on Tuesday July 7th at 2 p.m. Interment will follow in Watrous Cemetery. George is survived his loving wife Jean, sons, Dave (Muriel) and Mike (Bev); daughters, Jan and Kathy (Don); four grandchildren; and by a sister Enid. Fotheringham McDougall Funeral Service Watrous in care of arrangements.
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- Lovern passed away on Sunday, April 17, 2005 at Porteous Lodge in Saskatoon, SK, at the age of 75. A Graveside Memorial Service was held on Sunday, April 24 in the Watrous Cemetery. Lovern is survived by sons, Gerald (Lynn) Merrifield and their children, Kristie (Jason) Pilling and Curtis (Janel) Merrifield, Gordon (Jose) Merrifield and their children, Troy and Sita; daughter, Betty Sawicki and her children, Carrie (Dave Ebner) and Mark Sawicki; sisters, Bernie Allin and Connie Kimble; five great-grandchildren; nephews, Larry, Donald and Kieth Dewey and Brent Allin; and niece, Sharon Hartley. Predeceased by wife, Mary (Merrifield); parents, Ben and Lucy Tarr; brother, Ed Dewey; sister-in-law, Sophie Dewey; son, Brian Merrifield; son-in-law, Ray Sawicki; brothers-in-law, Keith Allin and Ken Kimble.
- Gerald Alyn. The death of Gerald Alyn Telfer aged 65 years of Watrous occurred at this residence on Tuesday, April 30, 2002. A Memorial Service will be held in Watrous United Church on Monday May 6th at 2 p.m. conducted by Rev. Alison West. Interment will take place at a later date. Gerry was predeceased by his parents, Alyn and Phyllis Telfer. He is survived by his loving wife Shirley; his children, Pam, Kory and Scott; his sister Carol Ann.
- Shirley Jean (nee Avery) January 26, 1937 - November 2, 2013. Shirley Jean was born in Moose Jaw Sask to Gunda and Lee Avery on January 26th, 1937. She was the second of five children: Gilbert, Yvonne, Arlen and Karen. Growing up in Moose Jaw Shirley attended Tech High School. She had a love of sports and was a great basketball player. Many of her team mates recall she could always be counted on to be in her position. Shirley loved school and as a small child dreamed of the day that she could go to school with her brother Gilbert. She often talked about her school years, especially elementary school. Shirley loved her teachers and had a great respect for them as well. Her friends remember her sense of humour and love of movies. They often spent afternoons or evenings with her at the theatre enjoying a musical. When Shirley left high school she worked in a number of jobs including the courthouse and the library. Shirley met Gerry Telfer through mutual friends and they married in 1964. Gerry and Shirley lived in many communities across Saskatchewan for his work, including: Regina, Weyburn, Swift Current and finally Watrous. Gerry and Shirley had three children; Pamela (Darrell), Kory, and Scott. Gerry also had a love of sports and encouraged Shirley to learn to curl. She took it up quickly and excelled. She especially enjoyed spending time with her team mates and curling friends. Shirley was a sports oriented person and passed that onto her children. Shirley had a great love of reading and books which stemmed from her early education, that she also passed onto her children. She loved to laugh and enjoyed visiting with friends and family. Add a strong cup of coffee and she was set. Shirley passed away on Saturday, November 2, 2013 at St. Paul’s Hospital, Saskatoon, SK. A Memorial Service will be held in Fotheringham’s Funeral Chapel, Watrous, SK on Friday, November 8th at 1:00 p.m. Private Family Interment in Watrous Cemetery.
- Isabel (nee McCreadie), loving wife of the late Ken Temple, passed away peacefully at the Ottawa Civic Hospital on Saturday, May 13, 2006. Isabel was born in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan on April 14, 1927 to Hugh and Mary McCreadie. Hugh worked for Canadian National Railways' as an agent in Watrous, Saskatchewan and Mary was active in community affairs. Isabel married Clifford (Ken) Temple on May 12, 1951 and moved to Toronto while Ken completed his diploma in Hospital Administration. Isabel and Ken started their family in Winnipeg, Manitoba with the birth of their son, Clifford in 1956 and then their daughter, Margaret in 1958. They spent 3 years in Whitby and then Isabel and Ken spent 34 happy years in Thunder Bay amongst friends and family. Isabel's husband, Ken passed away September 5, 2005 after 54 years of marriage and she joined her family in Kanata for the past 6 months. Survived by her loving son, Clifford Temple and daughter, Margaret Mitchell (Roy) and grandchildren, Ryan and Nicole Mitchell. Funeral services for the late Mrs. Isabel Temple were held on Saturday, May 20, 2006 at 2:30 p.m. in St. Paul's United Church with Archdeacon Mark Conliffe officiating. Interment to follow at a later date. Following services at the Church, a reception was held in the Officer's Mess of the Port Arthur Armoury, 317 Park Avenue. Visitation for friends was held on Friday evening from 6:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. in the Everest Funeral Chapel, 299 Waverley St. at Algoma.
- Henry H. The death of Henry H. Thiessen aged 84 years of Watrous SK occurred at the Watrous District Health Complex on Wednesday, May 1, 2013. Henry was born on October 20, 1928, to Henry and Sarah (Unger) Thiessen at Jansen, Sask. He was the third child of 4 children, and he had three sisters, Lydia, Agnes and Anne. He attended school in the Prairie Rose district. At eleven years of age he committed his life to the Lord, receiving Christ as his Saviour. He was baptized at the age of fifteen and accepted into the membership of the Philadelphia MB Church in Watrous. Throughout his life his deep faith in Christ was his strength. In the fall of 1948 he and his family moved to a farm in the Plymouth district in the Watrous area. The reason for the move was to be closer to the Philadelphia Church to worship with fellow believers. Henry attended Bible College in Dalmeny and graduated in 1948.
June 1st, 1950, Henry married Edna Schroeder. Following their marriage they farmed with Henry's parents, who lived across the road. During the winter of 1954-1955 Henry attended the Mennonite Brethren College in Winnipeg, Man. In 1956 he became an ordained pastor and shared the responsibility of preaching and church leadership in the Philadelphia MB Church until they received their first full time pastor. Although Henry worked very hard on the farm, he loved to spend time with his family, playing ball, watching his boys play hockey and teaching them how to farm. When he and Edna had the opportunity, he loved to travel to Europe to visit relatives. Henry started a dairy in 1966. In 1998, he and Edna moved to Watrous, and he continued to be involved in the farming operation until his health declined in 2010. In December 2011, he was admitted into the Manitou Lodge and resided there until his passing May 1st. Left to cherish his memory and life are his loving wife Edna of 62 years and 5 sons, Harvey (Marilyn), Spruce Grove, AB; Bernie (Phyllis), Medicine Hat, AB; John (Vicki), Manitou Beach, SK; David (Patti), Watrous, SK; and Garry (Ruth), Watrous, SK; 11 grandchildren and 10 great grandchildren. Henry was predeceased by his parents Henry and Sarah, sisters Lydia, Agnes, and Anne, as well as his great-grandson Cooper. Although we will dearly miss Henry, we are thankful he no longer has to suffer, and is now experiencing the truth of his favorite verseThe Funeral Service will be held in Philadelphia Mennonite Brethren Church near Watrous on Monday, May 6th at 2:00 p.m. Interment will follow in Philadelphia Church Cemetery.
- Jean (nee Henderson), beloved mother, grandmother and great grandmother, passed away peacefully on May 3, 2007 at Royal University Hospital after a brief illness. She was predeceased by her loving husband, Leo in 1996; grandson, Gabriel Manson in 1988; and granddaughterin-law, Debbie Hoff in 1996. She was also predeceased by sisters, Merta Henderson, Grace Sealy and Elva Larson; and her brothers, Earl, Herb and Stan Henderson; as well as her many brothers and sisters-in-law. Jean will be dearly missed by her family: son, Mick (Shirley) Thompson, Kelowna, BC; and daughters, Sheila (Wayne) Osterhold, Turtle Lake, SK; Carol (Eugene) Hoff, Luseland, SK; Gwen (Felix) LaVallee, Saskatoon, SK; Donna (Tony) Linner, Saskatoon, SK; Debbie Thompson (Ron Forrester), Saskatoon, SK; Lorrie Thompson (Peter Wright), Vancouver, BC; and Sandra Thompson (Bede Gossen) Barrhead, AB. Jean is also loved and remembered by twenty grandchildren and 29 great-grandchildren. Jean was born in the Watrous district in 1918 to John and Louise Henderson. She moved with her family to the Garrick area in 1936, where she met and married Leo Thompson in 1939. They raised their family in Garrick until they moved to Prince Albert in 1957, the year their youngest child was born. As her own family grew older, Mom babysat for a number of years before working at Eaton's for twelve years prior to her retirement. Mom and Dad enjoyed a long and happy marriage, raising their eight children and staying active well into their senior years. With Leo, Jean enjoyed square dancing, golfing and bowling, as well as visiting and playing cards with their many friends. In 1994, they moved to Saskatoon and enjoyed living at Scott-Forget, where Mom remained after Dad's passing. Here she enjoyed her neighbors as well as reading, visiting family and watching curling, golf and her beloved Toronto Blue Jays on TV. The family wishes to thank Dr. Khanthan and the staff at RUH Emergency, ICU and Surgical wards for their compassionate and knowledgable care during Mom's last days, also thank-you to all staff and friends at ScottForget Towers. A Memorial service will be held Saturday May 12, 2007 at 11:00 a.m. at Acadia Drive Funeral Chapel.
- David Roger (April 5, 1958 - March 20, 2012). Suddenly, while in Edmonton awaiting a lung transplant, David passed away. David was born on April 5, 1958 in Watrous, SK to Dr. Allan and Viola Thomson. He was the youngest of four children. Growing up in Watrous, he attended elementary school and Winston High School. David was a member of the Cadets, enjoyed hunting, playing hockey, hanging out with friends and was an avid curler. In 1977 he moved to Regina and apprenticed with Butcher Boy Meats as a meat cutter and worked there for many years. At the time of his illness David was employed at Sobey's South Albert in Regina. On September 3, 1983 David married Donna (Popowich) and they have two children, Meghan and Owen. Family was very important to David. He was a devoted husband and very proud of his children's accomplishments. He always encouraged them to be the best that they could be. There were lots of family holidays and camping trips. Some of the happiest times spent together were at Candle Lake with family and friends. David followed the Roughriders, enjoyed golfing and watched "a lot" of curling. He also enjoyed ice fishing. When David was unable to work any longer, our two cats, Abby and Zoe kept him company. David was preceded in death by his parents, Allan and Viola, Nellie Thomson; parents-in-law Bill and Olga Popowich; uncles Harry Thomson and Orrison Burgess and aunt Daisy Harle. David will forever be remembered by his wife Donna, daughter Meghan, son Owen, sister Heather (Bill) Greier, brothers Scott (Linda) and Norman (Denise), sister-in-law Shirley (Merv) and their families; and close friends Art, Chris and Drew Kurtz. Our family would like to thank Dr. P.C. Patel, Shauna, Brenda, Marcey, Tara and the rest of the staff at Pasqua Hospital Emergency for taking such good care of David. Many people's lives were touched by his laughter, sense of humor and generosity. Family and friends are invited to attend a celebration of David's life at Regina Funeral Home, Hwy #1 East, Regina, SK on Saturday, April 7, 2012 at 2:00 p.m.
- Linda Jean (nee Dubasoff)). It is with profound sadness that the family announces the sudden and unexpected passing of Mrs. Linda Jean Tingey (Dubasoff) on Thursday, March 31, 2016. Linda will be lovingly remembered by her husband Brent (of 27 years); stepsons Wendel Tingey and Scott Tingey (Denise Cheang); step- grandson Braedan Cheang; father Mike Dudasoff (stepmom Annette Beerman); younger sisters, Laureen (Neil) Milnes, Louise (Richard) Blandford, and brother Lorne Dubasoff; "spare" sister Corinne (Gary) Tweddle; stepsister Lynn (Randy) Sabo and stepbrother Dave Beerman (Tami); brothers-in-law Charles (Lonnie) Tingey; and Eric Day; she is also survived by numerous aunts, uncles, nephews, cousins, great- nieces, great-nephews, as well as many loving friends and extended family. A Memorial service will be held on Saturday, September 17, 2016 at 2:00 p.m. at Watrous United Church, Main St., Watrous, SK.
- Roberta Margaret (nee Broadfoot). The death of Mrs. Roberta Todd, aged 88 years, of Watrous, SK occurred peacefully on Wednesday, June 6, 2012 at Lanigan Hospital, Lanigan, SK. Roberta Margaret Todd (Broadfoot) passed peacefully into the Lord’s hands on June 6, 2012. She was born September 7, 1923 to Robert and Mabel Broadfoot in Watrous, SK. After finishing high school Roberta attended Normal school in Saskatoon. She began her teaching career in 1944 and taught in many small towns in Saskatchewan. In one of these small towns, "Tate", she met the love of her life, Allan Todd. They were married on August 15, 1953 and shared 59 wonderful years together. In 1969 they adopted a beautiful little boy named Dave. Their daughter Karen was soon to follow in December of 1970. Roberta was always an active part in any community. She was involved in the Eastern Star for 60 years. She taught in the Mission Band with Mrs. Olsen in Imperial. She loved music and played the piano, organ and clarinet. Roberta worked tirelessly for the Cancer Society for 40 plus years and collected thousands of dollars. She also enjoyed getting together with her coffee lady friends every Wednesday to catch up on the latest news. Roberta loved picnics, board games, puzzles and especially playing cards with her grandsons. She also had a fondness for hot fudge sundaes and took any opportunity to take you down to the Burger Corral to indulge. Roberta loved and followed the Lord. She enjoyed watching the Living Truth on Sundays with Allan. Roberta was predeceased by her mother and father, her brother John Broadfoot and many aunts, uncles, in-laws and cousins. She will be loved and remembered by her husband Allan; son Dave (Lori); daughter Karen (Rob); grandsons Joshua and Daniel; sister Audrey Fisher and many in-laws, nieces, nephews and cousins. The Funeral Service will be held in Fotheringham's Funeral Chapel, Watrous, SK on Saturday, June 9th at 3:00 p.m. Interment in Watrous Cemetery.
- Agatha (nee Regier) November 7, 1928 – October 10, 2015. The death of Mrs. Agatha Toews aged 86 years occurred peacefully on Saturday, October 10, 2015 at the Watrous District Health Complex. A Visitation for Friends and Family will take place in Fotheringham’s Funeral Chapel, Watrous on Friday, October 16th at 7:00 p.m. The Funeral Service will be held in Philadelphia Mennonite Brethren Church, near Watrous on Saturday, October 17th at 2:00 p.m. Private Family Interment in Philadelphia Mennonite Cemetery.
- Melvin Walter. The death of Melvin Walter Toews, aged 52 years, occurred near Watrous, SK on Saturday December 8, 2007. A Memorial Service will be held in Philadelphia Mennonite Brethren Church near Watrous on Friday, December 14th at 2:00 p.m.
- Waldemar Jacob. On May 2, 2006, at the age of 82, Waldemar Jacob Toews passed away peacefully into the presence of his Lord. He is survived by his wife, Ruth; children, Marilyn (Larry) Buhler, Elizabeth (Melvin) Unger, and Don (Dolores) Toews; 16 grandchildren and four great grandchildren; siblings, Elfrieda (Otto) Dick, Hedy (John) Wall, Victor (Anne) Toews, Gerda (Addison) Klassen; and many nieces, nephews and friends. He enjoyed 33 years at Eaton's and served the community for 29 years with St. John Ambulance. He encouraged his family by example and word to always do their best in whatever they did. Waldemar's love for the Lord was evident in his daily life. His love and constant prayers will be missed. Viewing will be Thursday, May 4, 2006 at 7:00 p.m. from Dalmeny Funeral Home, 139 3rd Street, Dalmeny, Sask. A Celebration of his Life will be on Friday, May 5, 2006 at 10:00 a.m., at Forest Grove Community Church, 503 Webster Street, Saskatoon, Sask. Interment at Philadelphia MB Cemetery, Watrous, Sask.
- Alvina. The death of Mrs. Alvina Toth, aged 89 years, occurred peacefully on Monday, April 4, 2011 at Watrous Union Hospital. The Funeral Service will be held in Watrous Civic Centre, Watrous, Saskatchewan on Saturday, April 9th at 2:00 p.m. Interment in Watrous Cemetery.
- Frank John (January 1, 1923 - March 10, 2013). The death of Frank J. Toth, aged 90 years, occurred peacefully on Sunday, March 10, 2013 at Watrous District Health Complex, Watrous, Sask. Frank is survived by his wife Gizella; son David (Bernadette); daughter Marge (Dwayne) Hrischuk; grandchildren Garrett, Shane, Tara and Christine.
Frank was born in Zalamegye, Hungary on January 1, 1923. In the fall of 1927, Frank came to Canada with his mother Anne to join his father John who came earlier to seek employment. In 1928 they moved to a farm near Plunkett. Frank worked part time at the CPR while farming with his dad. On November 7, 1956 Frank married Gizella Hordos from Quinton, SK. They had two children Marge and David. Frank and Gizella have four grandchildren Tara, Christine, Garrett and Shane and one great-grandchild Tarrian. Frank was very proud of his wife, children, grandchildren and great-grandchild. Family was most important. We will always remember his great sense of humour. His kind, fun loving, joking character made everyone that knew him feel warm and cared for. If you came to visit, the door was always open. Frank loved his yard and loved watching birds. He enjoyed cards and played Kaiser very seriously. Frank passed his time following the Toronto Blue Jays and the Saskatchewan Roughriders. We all know how much he loved fishing. All those fancy rods, reels and hooks. If you asked him he was the greatest fisherman. To us he will always be the greatest husband, father and grandfather. Frank was predeceased by his father John, his mother Anne and two sisters in infancy. Left to remember all the wonderful memories and love he gave us, his wife Gizella, two children Marge (Dwayne), David (Bernie), four grandchildren Tara, Christine, Garrett, Shane, one great-grandchild Tarrian. Vigil for the Deceased will be held Wednesday, March 13 at 7:30 p.m. Mass of the Christian Burial will be held Thursday, March 14 at 11:00 a.m. Both Services will take place in St. Ann's Roman Catholic Church, Watrous, Sask. Private Family Interment in Watrous Cemetery.
- Theresie Veronica (Theresa) December 2, 1925 – July 9, 2015. The death of Theresa Toth, aged 89 years, occurred Thursday, July 9, 2015 at her residence in Manitou Lodge, at the Watrous District Health Complex, Watrous, Saskatchewan. A Graveside Service was held in the Watrous Cemetery, on Wednesday, July 15th at 2:00 p.m. conducted by Father Richard Meidl.
- Elmer Stuart Treble of Watrous, aged 85 years, passed away peacefully at Watrous Union Hospital on Sunday, July 13, 2008. Elmer was born in Watrous to Samuel and Bess Treble on May 22, 1923. He was educated at Plymouth School. On October 20, 1945 he married Muriel Brown. Elmer was a farmer throughout his lifetime and the farm received the Century Farm Award. In his retirement he enjoyed dancing, golfing, playing cards and other sports. Elmer was predeceased by his parents Samuel and Bess Treble; sister Gertrude Somolenko and another sister Mary in infancy. Elmer is survived by his loving wife Muriel (of 62 years) and their family, daughter Dorothy (Gregg) Hook of Edmonton, AB son Murray (Bella) of Watrous and daughter Sandra (Garland) Wyeth of Moose Jaw; grandchildren Tanya, Christa (Michael), Darcy (Shaunna), Mark, Ryan (Allison), Michael; sisters Mildred Thomas of Regina and Edith Trenholm of Kimberley BC. The Memorial Service will be held in Watrous Un ited Church on Thursday, July 17 at 2:00 p.m. with Rev. Deborah Smith officiating.
- Muriel Florence (nee Brown). The death of Mrs. Muriel Florence Treble aged 88 years occurred at St. Paul's Hospital in Saskatoon on Saturday January 21, 2012. Muriel was predeceased by her husband Elmer, a sister Elsie and brother Bill. She is survived by daughter Dorothy (Gregg) Hook of Maple Ridge B.C. granddaughters Tanya and Christa (Mike) and great grandchildren Annette and John; son, Murray (Bella) of Watrous, grandsons, Darcy (Shaunna), Mark and Ryan (Allison) and great grandchildren Sam and Jack; daughter Sandra (Garland) Wyeth of Moose Jaw and grandson Michael; brother-in-law Tom Jones and sister-in-law Mildred Thomas. The Funeral Service will be held in Watrous United Church on Thursday January 26th at 2 p.m. Interment will lake place in Watrous Cemetey.
- Doris Lena (nee Walters). Mum went to join dad on June 26, 2007. Mum developed breast cancer and was determined to be a survivor, but other complications set in and she just could not overcome them all. Dad's spirit waited at RUH with her, along with her family, until she was ready and he took her to be with him for eternity. Left to miss her every day are daughter Darlene (Al) Friesen of Shell Lake; grandson Jesse Friesen of Saskatoon; son Dwayne (Beth) Treleaven of Grandora; grandson Rob (Asther) Treleaven and greatgrandson Brandon of Saskatoon; grandson David (Allison) Claypool of Edmonton; her sister, Marie Driedger of Wilkie; brothers Ernie (Marg) Walters of Winnipeg MB; Clyde (Sheila) Walters of Aldergrove BC; Earl (Val) Walters of Brandon MB and their families; and great aunt Ruth White of Milden SK. Doris was predeceased by her husband, Bill, in 2003, their infant son Darrell in 1960; her mum Blanche Walters of Broderick; great uncle Clifford White and brother-in-law Neil Driedger of Milden. Doris was born in Outlook on March 11, 1934. Mum helped raise her brothers and sisters from the age of 13. Her first job away from home was in the Cameo Cafe in Watrous, then in the P.O. Cafe. She met dad while working at the Chalet Swimming Pool at Manitou Beach and they started "going steady". They spent many hours on the dance floor at Danceland and danced together throughout their life until dad could dance no more. Mum stayed at home to raise us kids and when we flew the nest, she went back to work, with her last job being at Radio Cab as a telephone operator and office clerk. She retired early to care for dad, who developed Alzheimer's Disease. Mum spent many hours caring for him and adopting all his friends at the care facility as her own. Mum was always baking goodies for his friends and staff there. Mum was a fanatic about watching curling any curling any time. If you did not hear from her, that meant that curling was on TV! Mum also spent many hours playing Bingo with her many "bingo buddies " and on her sewing machines creating clothes for herself and her family over many years. Thanks to the nursing staff on 5000 who cared for mum and became more "friends " to her. Thanks to Dr. Akhtar for guiding us in her care. Mum will be laid to rest beside dad at Hillcrest Memorial Gardens with a small memorial for family and friends.
- Annie (nee Worobec) passed away peacefully at Oliver Lodge on Monday, September 5, 2005 at the age of 89 years. Annie was born near Angusville, Manitoba on November 11, 1915. Annie is survived by her children, Ted (Lori) of Watrous, Elsie (Colin) Munro of Sherwood Park, AB, Ivan (Marge) of Saskatoon, and Larry of Saskatoon; eleven grandchildren and fifteen great-grandchildren; brothers, Steve Worobec, Austin Worobec and Mervin (Olga) Worobec; sisters, Mary (Bob) McDade, Helen Shrieve, Nellie Collins, Alexandra Worobec, Margaret Worobec; and brother-in-law, Paul Swystun. Annie was predeceased by her husband, Nestor in 1978; her parents, Peter and Tekla (nee Kuz) Worobec; her sisters, Olga Swystun, Leona Redding; sisters-in-law, Emily Worobec, Reggie Worobec; and brothers-in-law, Frank Redding and Bob Shrieve. She received her schooling at Geneseo country school. She married Nestor in October 1936 and they homesteaded in the Venn district where Mom was involved in the Venn homemakers. Mom always had a large vegetable and flower garden and worked on mega quilting projects in the winters for her children, grandchildren, nieces and nephews. Annie and Nestor retired to Saskatoon in 1977 where Mom continued gardening and quilting. She joined the Sts. Peter and Paul UCWL, where much time was spent with the perogy and cabbage roll making sessions for church functions. A special thank you to Oliver Lodge and staff for their loving care of Mom the last year and a half and to Father Peter Pidskalny who will be officiating at the Funeral Prayers to be held Sunday, September 11, 2005 at 7:00 p.m. and the Divine Liturgy Monday, September 12, 2005 at 10:00 a.m. at Sts. Peter and Paul Ukrainian Catholic Church (10th Street and Munroe Avenue, Saskatoon, SK). Interment will follow at Woodlawn Catholic Cemetery, Saskatoon, SK.
- Theodore. The death of Theodore "Ted" Tymchak aged 69 years of Watrous SK occurred at Royal University Hospital in Saskatoon on Friday October 19, 2007. Mass of the Christian Burial will be held at St. Ann's Roman Catholic Church in Watrous on Tuesday October 23rd at 2:00 p.m. Interment will follow in Watrous Cemetery. Vigil of Prayer will be held Monday at 7:30 at St. Ann's.
– Bohdan Michael. It is with great sadness we mourn the tragic death of Bohdan on Tuesday, January 8, 2013 in Watrous, Sask. at the age of 28. Bohdan is survived by his wife Justina (parents Elizabeth and Randy Saunders), his five beautiful children: Eric, Melany, Thomas, Zakary and Daniel; his parents Sandra and Glen Tymchyshyn; his sister Courtney DeGagne (Chris); and youngest sister Jamie Tymchyshyn. Bohdan’s children were the light of his life. And as it is true with most parents, it is hard to find a picture of him without one of the children in his arms. Bohdan could be seen most summer evenings enjoying the outdoor pool with all five kids. Bohdan was a high energy, bright child and we see these same qualities in his children. Bo’s big smile and beautiful eyes could light up a room and he quickly learnt how to charm everyone. Bohdan and Justina moved from Winnipeg to Watrous 9 years ago. Shortly after their arrival in Watrous, Bo found employment with Mainline Motors and quickly advanced through the ranks and became their IT Specialist for both the Watrous and Virden branch. In the little spare time he had with his busy family life, he repaired and built computers and other electronics. In addition to his family, he will missed by many friends and colleagues.
A celebration of Bohdan’s life will take place at Our Redeemer's Lutheran Church on Monday, January 14, 2013 at 1 pm with interment to follow at Watrous Cemetery. Honorary pall bearers are Bohdan’s children. Private prayers for the family will be held on Sunday evening, January 13 at the church. Pastor Marilyn Stobbs will be officiating
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- Gertrud (October 26, 1914 – February 9, 2016). The death of Mrs. Gertrud (Gertie) Uhmann, aged 101 years, of Watrous and formerly Manitou Beach occurred peacefully on Tuesday, February 9, 2016 at Manitou Lodge in the Watrous District Health Complex, Watrous. A Memorial Service will take place in Our Redeemer’s Lutheran Church, Watrous on Saturday, May 21, 2016 at 11:00 a.m. Private Family Interment in Watrous Cemetery.
- Gustav (September 21, 1918 - November 12, 2013). The death of Gus Uhmann, aged 95 years, of Manitou Beach, Sask. occurred on Tuesday, November 12, 2013 at Last Mountain Pioneer Home, Strasbourg, Sask. The Funeral Service will be held in Our Redeemer's Lutheran Church, Watrous, Sask. on Saturday, November 16th at 2:00 p.m. Interment in Watrous Cemetery.
- Freda. The death of Freda Ullrich, aged 91 years of Watrous, SK, occurred at Manitou Lodge on Tuesday, February 3, 2004. The Funeral Service will be held in Our Redeemers Lutheran Church, Watrous, SK on Saturday, February 7, 2004 at 2:00 p.m. Viewing for friends and family will be held in Fotheringham's Funeral Chapel on Friday at 8:00 p.m. The interment will take place Saturday at 11:00 a.m. at Hillcrest Memorial Gardens, Saskatoon, SK. Freda was predeceased by her parents and husband Fred. She is survived by two sons, Edwin (Gladys) of Moose Jaw, SK, and Jim of Winnipeg, MB; three grandchildren, Gordon (Donna), Regina, SK, Doris (Sheldon) Lautamus, Moose Jaw, SK, and Jason, Winnipeg, MB; four great grandchildren, Diana, Teresa, Kyle, and Dustan; one great great granddaughter, Kaidynce, who was born February 2, 2004; one sister Natelia Prpich, Davidson, SK; brother-in-law Tony Matonovich, Regina, SK; sister in law Helen (Godhilf) Sulz, Medicine Hat, AB.
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- Dick. The death of Dick Van Schaffelaar, aged 78 years of Watrous, SK. occurred at the Watrous Union Hospital on Saturday, November 8, 2003. The Funeral Service will be held in the Watrous Baptist Church on Wednesday, November 12 at 11:00 a.m. conducted by Pastor Gary Bergen. Interment will follow in Watrous Cemetery. He is survived by his loving wife, Alma; two daughters, Wilma (Bert) Hunt and family, Alida Van Schaffelaar (Kim) and family.
- Ralph (January 18, 1934 - October 12, 2012). Ralph Vickaryous of Watrous, SK, passed away at Royal University Hospital on Friday, October 12 at the age of 78 years, with family by his side. Ralph is survived by his wife of 47 years Betty (Jewell); son Micheal of Watrous; daughter Kathrene (Tim) Bank of Hudson Bay; grandsons Brendan, Graeme and Rylan Bank; brother Roger of Watrous and sister Rita Fisher (Ed Chaplin) of Whitehorse, as well as numerous nieces and nephews. Ralph was predeceased by his parents Micheal and Dora; brothers Morris, Donald, Raymond and Lawrence and a sister Bernice. Ralph was born and raised on the family homestead in the Venn district. He attended the U of S obtaining degrees in both Commerce and Arts & Science. He enjoyed a career with the Saskatchewan Wheat Pool as a construction foreman, travelling the province building numerous elevators. In 1967, he moved back to Watrous to start farming and to raise a family. The Funeral Service for Ralph will be held in Watrous Baptist Church on Saturday October 20 at 2:00 pm. Interment in Venn cemetery.
- Wilhelmina "Meenie" Johanna (nee Pluym) was born January 2, 1911 in Saskatoon and passed away peacefully on March 8, 2006 at Manitou Lodge in Watrous. Meenie was predeceased by her husband, John; eleven siblings and seven step-children. She is survived by her son, Robert (Elizabeth "Betty"); grandchildren, Lorna (Lawrence Ingerman) (Justin, Cassidy and Thomas), Corrinne Clark (Cally) and Ian (Tracy) (Tatiana) Vickaryous; and one stepson, Albert (Kay) Vickers. She is also survived by numerous step-grandchildren and their families; her sister, Emma; and many nieces and nephews. Funeral Service will be held at Watrous United Church on Friday, March 10, 2006 at 1:30 p.m.
- Barbara. The death of Mrs. Barbara Volk aged 90 years of Watrous, SK occurred at Watrous Union Hospital on Saturday November 6, 2010. She was predeceased by her husband Joseph; grandsons Trevor Volk and Brad Dengler; sister Annie Welder; and step brother Mike Hagel. Barbara is survived by her daughter, Bernice (Richard) Dengler of Watrous; sons, John (Lori)Volk, Manitou Beach, Arnold (Leane) Volk, Saskatoon; six grandchildren, Rick (Colette) Dengler, Keith (Lee Anne) Dengler, Harley Volk, Olivia Volk, Kathleen (Dael) Lanctot and Michael Volk; nine great grandchildren. Vigil for the Deceased will be held in Fotheringham's Funeral Chapel in Watrous on Monday, November 8th at 7:30 p.m. The Mass of the Christian Burial will be held in St. Ann's Roman Catholic Church in Watrous on Tuesday, November 9th at 11:00 a.m. Interment will follow in Watrous Cemetery.
- Joseph. It is with great sadness we mourn the sudden loss of our beloved husband and father Joe Volk age 85 years of Watrous SK. Joe is lovingly remembered by his wife Iris; daughter Linda, son Terry; daughter Marilyn - husband (Kim) Burnside; and two very special grand puppies, Jaida and Kianna. Joe is also survived by his sisters, Ida (Arny) Senger, Olga Burke and brother Andrew (Mildred) Volk; his wife's family, brothers-in-law, Reg (Lucille) Kish, Chuck Porter and Frank Silzer; many cousins, nieces and nephews. A Memorial Service will be held Tuesday January 29th, 2013 at 11:00 a.m. at St. Ann's Roman Catholic Church in Watrous. Interment will take place at a later date.
- Alice Lucy (nee Sutherland) June 30, 1921 - August 23, 2009. The death of Mrs. Alice Voysey, aged 88 years of Watrous, SK, occurred at Watrous Union Hospital on Sunday, August 23, 2009. Alice was loved, cherished and is survived by six of her children: Robert Andre (Roseanne) Voysey, Edward Gary (Hazel) Voysey, Dianne Alice (Ronald) Gross, Judy Lynn (Michael) Cherwenuk, Frederick Donald (Dawn) Voysey, Brian John (Laverne) Voysey; 16 grandchildren, 25 great-grandchildren, two great-great grandchildren, three brothers-in-law, two sisters-in-law and numerous nieces and nephews. Alice was predeceased by her husband, Andre Albert Voysey; her parents, Donald and Alice Sutherland; her sister, Margaret McKinnett; her three brothers, Donald, Frances and Frederick; and her infant son, Tommy Voysey. The Celebration of Alice's Life will be held in Watrous United Church, Watrous, Saskatchewan on Thursday, August 27th at 2:00 p.m. with Rev. Deborah Smith officiating. Interment in Watrous Cemetery. Fotheringham McDougall Funeral Service of Watrous and Nokomis in care of arrangements.
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- William Isaac passed away in Glendive, Montana on April 9, 2002. Bill was born August 25, 1922, at Watrous, SK., raised and went to school in Carrot River. As a young man he moved to Regina spending several years here. On July 16, 1952, he and Georgina (Dewey) MacKinlay were married in Kelvington, residing there until 1954, when they purchased a ranch and moved to the Glendive district. Bill enjoyed raising horses, tending the ranch, being a super salesman and dabbling in Real Estate. Predeceased by his parents, two brothers and two sisters, he is survived by his beloved wife, Dewey, son, William Robert, brother and wife, Vancouver, and sister-in-law Peg (Emil), Medicine Hat. Funeral Services will be held Sunday, April 14, in Glendive.
- Katie (nee Toews) was born on September 2, 1930, in Watrous, SK. She passed away on Tuesday, November 22, 2005, during heart surgery at Royal University Hospital. Katie will be lovingly remembered by her husband, Milfred; son, Richard (Linda) Wall; daughters, Jayne (Al) Campbell, Valerie (Grant) Ratzlaff; grandchildren, Shannon, Brandy, Jessica, Brady, Jayson and Jazmin; great-grandchild, Morgen; sister, Irene (Dave) Loewen; brothers, Rudy (Florence) Toews, Walter (Elfrieda) Toews; and many other family and friends. She was predeceased by her parents, Henry and Tina Toews; brother, Verner; and daughter, Dorothy. Viewing for family and friends will be held on Friday, November 25, 2005 at 8:00 p.m. from Dalmeny Funeral Chapel, 139 3rd St., Dalmeny, SK. The Funeral Service will be held on Saturday, November 26, 2005 at 2:00 p.m. in the Hepburn Mennonite Brethren Church, 2nd Ave. S., Hepburn, SK. Interment will take place at Dalmeny Community Church Cemetery.
- Irma (nee Smith). It is with great sadness that the family of Irma Weisner announce her passing on April 27, 2006 in Penticton, BC Regional Hospital at the age of 85 years. Irma was the daughter of the late Rodney and Emma Smith. She was predeceased by her husband, Rudy; son, Dallas; and grandson, Devon McBroom. Irma leaves to mourn her loss, her sons: Dale (Shirley), Kenaston, SK, Dennis (Vickie), Saskatoon,SK; daughters: Lyn (Lorne) Taylor, Clavet, SK, Myrna (Ken) McBroom, Bradwell, SK, Sandra Dean (Dan), Wendy Weisner (Paul), Shelley Weisner (Reg), all of Penticton, BC. She is also survived by her 14 grandchildren and 21 great grandchildren. Irma will be dearly missed by her family and friends. The Funeral Service will be held in The Chapel of the Prairies at Circle Drive Alliance Church, Saskatoon, SK on Friday May 5th at 11:00 a.m. with interment in Watrous Cemetery at 3:30 p.m.
- Stephanie (nee Pawluk). It is with great sadness that we announce the death of Stephanie Welch on Saturday, March 10th, 2012. Stephanie was born in Poland, January 24, 1927 to Angela and Peter Pawluk. She came to Canada when she was 2 years old and settled in Watrous, where she completed her grade 12. She attended Business College in Winnipeg, then returned to Watrous and worked as a secretary at Watrous Motors until she married Allister Welch in 1954. They moved to the farm by Meacham. Stephanie loved her many pets. She took care of a large garden and took pride in her huge flower garden which flourished under her care. She was very active with St. Edward's Parish in Meacham and was an avid curler. Stephanie and Al retired to Saskatoon in 1995 where they spent time with their family and friends. Stephie will be missed by her husband Allister, daughter Corinne (Mark) Baumann and her grandchildren Stephen, James, Erika; her sister-in-law, Sheila Cardinal; and other family and friends. Stephanie, enjoy your time in heaven until we meet again. The Vigil for Stephanie will be held on Tuesday, March 13th, at 7:30 p.m. The Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Wednesday, March 14th, at 10:30 a.m. with Rev. Father Nestor Gregoire, OMI as the celebrant. Both services will be held at St. Joseph's Roman Catholic Church (Broadway Avenue & 8th Street). Following the reception, the Rite of Committal will take place at Woodlawn Catholic Cemetery.
Alison C. D. (nee Wilson) June 2, 1937 – March 5, 2016. The death of The Rev. Dr. Alison West of Watrous, SK occurred Saturday, March 5, 2015 at St. Paul’s Hospital, Saskatoon, with her family by her side. Alison West was born in Falkirk, Scotland on June 2, 1937. When she was a child her family moved to Slough in the south of England. At 16 Alison left school to work and help support the family. At this time she was also very involved with her local Methodist church. In 1960 Alison was accredited as a Local Preacher in the Methodist Church in England. As of 2015 Alison had been preaching for 58 years. In 1963 Alison was married to Roy West. They moved to Entebbe, Uganda and then in 1969 the family moved to Canada. They lived in several places in Quebec and Ontario, and finally moved to Regina, Saskatchewan in 1981. Throughout this time Alison taught intermediate Sunday school and volunteered as a lay preacher at the United Church. In Regina The Rev. David Iverson encouraged Alison to apply for the position of Staff Associate at Rosemont United Church. She then applied to St. Andrew’s College to become an ordained minister. During her final year of college Alison served half time at Watrous Young Pastoral Charge. After her ordination in 1990 she was called to Watrous Young Pastoral Charge and served there for the next 15 years. Officially Alison retired in 2004 at the age of 67. Although she continued to serve at various churches as well as at St. Andrew’s College until January of this year. Throughout her life Alison enjoyed reading, sewing, cooking, and the company of her friends. She also loved to travel and particularly driving across country visiting family and friends. Alison was predeceased by her parents and her brother John. She is survived by her sister Elizabeth; her son Peter (Shelly), her daughter Alison (Dave) and their son Calder, and her friend Sylvia. A Memorial Service will be held in Watrous United Church, Watrous, SK on Wednesday, March 16, 2016 at 2:00 p.m. Interment in Watrous Cemetery.
- Myrtle Eldora (nee Lang) died peacefully on Tuesday, December 4th, 2007 at Watrous Union Hospital. She is lovingly remembered by her son Murray (Delilah) Westby, granddaughter Shelley (Keith) Engele, grandson Brad (Brenda) Westby and great grandchildren Jeremy, Taylor, Jillian and Jarvis Engele; Clark, Chase and Alexa Westby, all of Watrous. She is also survived by one special niece, Linda (Bob) Prezioso, Rocky Mount, NC. She was predeceased by her husband Phillip, son Ronald and grandson Hal Westby; parents John and Mathilda Lang, and brothers and sisters-in-law, Elsford (Marguerite), Clarence (Bobbi), Wallace and Earl. Myrtle was born in Evansville, MN, USA on July 3rd 1909. In 1914, the family moved to Simpson, Sask., where she attended school. She received her grade twelve in Watrous, and then attended Normal School in Saskatoon. She taught school in a one-room schoolhouse in the Nordale School District. She married Phillip Westby in 1932. They farmed in the Renown district for many years, permanently moving to Watrous in the 1970's. Myrtle played an active role in the communities in which she lived. She lent her musical talents by directing the United Church Choir, teaching piano lessons, and accompanying for many community events. Myrtle was a longtime member of the Watrous UCW and Renown Ladies Club. Myrtle and Phil loved to travel, and spent many winters in Mesa, Arizona, where they made many life-long friends. After Phil's passing, Myrtle still continued to travel every winter until her 90th year. She truly enjoyed her excursions with the Saskatchewan Historical Society, of which she was a member. Myrtle took great joy in her family, especially her grandchildren and great grandchildren. She was always interested in their activities, and attended every event they were involved in. She was a life-long learner who loved music, reading, crosswords, current events, and corresponding with friends. She went out of her way to meet people and make new friends in her many travels. Myrtle was extremely independent. She lived in her own home, doing all her own yard work, until well into her nineties. In her ninety-eighth year, due to failing health, she could no longer live on her own. Her incredibly strong spirit, will and determination remained to her final days. The Funeral Service will be held on Monday, December 10th at 2:00 PM at the Watrous United Church.
- Bradley Dale, age 39, passed away in his sleep on October 21, 2007 at Watrous Union Hospital, after a seven month courageous battle with cancer. He spent his school years in Dalmeny, Saskatchewan. Later on, attended SIAST in Moose Jaw and obtained his CGA designation. With this in hand, he worked at Ernst and Young in Regina. He married Tracy Heinen in 1998 while working at Brown Communications. Brad and Tracy loved small town life and chose to raise their three sons in Watrous, where he worked at MidSask Terminal as Financial Controller. He is lovingly remembered by his wife Tracy, sons, Joshua, Jacob and Jeremy of Watrous, parents, Robert and Leona Wiebe of Saskatoon, brother Doug (Sarah) of Lincoln, Nebraska, and their children Phillip, Jordan and Hannah, brother Kelly (Sandra) of Saskatoon, and their children, Bradyn and Levi, in-laws, Darrell and Diane Heinen, and Curtis Heinen of Craik, and Rhonda (Wayne) Sarich of Fort Qu'Appelle, and their children, Matthew and Jenna. Thank you to the palliative care staff at Watrous Union Hospital for your service and concern for our family. The Celebration Service will be held at West Portal Church, 3134 33rd Street West, Saskatoon on Thursday, October 25, 2007 at 1:30 P.M. A Trust Fund for the children has been established at Affinity Credit Union in Watrous.
- Donald Harvey "Donnie" (October 16, 1951 to June 22, 2014). Donnie passed away peacefully with his family at his side on June 22, 2014 in the CCU at Royal University Hospital. He was predeceased by his Father Harvey Wilson and his Mother Ivoreen "Billie" Wilson (nee Edmonds). Donnie is lovingly remembered by his wife Dianne (nee McIntosh), his children Karen (Jeff) Siegfried and grandson Jacob Siegfried, Dale Wilson, Brent Wilson, his Brother Eric Wilson, sister Cathie (Milton) Sather, his niece Wendy Sather and daughter Jenna Freeman, nephews Jason (Fehrin) Sather and children Caleb and Addyson, David (Kelly) Sather and daughter Natalie, his in-laws Orin and Arline McIntosh, Dan (Carol) McIntosh and sons Brady and Reid, Brenda McIntosh, Brian (Cathy) McIntosh and sons Ryan and Josh, and the rest of his family and friends. Donnie loved to golf and fish. His greatest love was being with his family, he was extremely proud of his children and his grandson Jacob. Donnie is very loved and will be greatly missed.
- Ivoreen Jean (nee Edmonds). The death of Mrs. Ivoreen Jean "Billie" Wilson aged 82 years of Watrous SK. occurred at Manitou Lodge in Watrous on Monday October 11, 2004. The Funeral Service will be held in Fotheringham's Funeral Chapel on Thursday October 14th at 2:00 p.m. Interment will follow in Watrous Cemetery. Billie is survived by her loving family, Eric, Donnie (Dianne), and Cathie (Milton) Sather; 6 grandchildren; 2 great grandchildren.
- Alice. The death of Mrs. Alice Woiden aged 90 years of Watrous SK occurred peacefully at the the Watrous District Health Complex on Monday October 14, 2013. She was predeceased by 4 sisters, Christine, Isabel, Barbara and Agnes; 5 brothers, William, James, Alexander, Jack and Edward. Alice is survived by her loving husband Frank (married 69 years this November 25, 2013), 3 daughters, Valerie (Gordon) Gigun, Candle Lake, SK; Judy Hilderman, Regina, SK; Sharlene (Kevin) Ropcean, Edmonton AB; 2 sons, Harvey (Linda) Woiden; Wes (Connie) Woiden both of Watrous, SK; 9 grandchildren; 6 great grandchildren; sister, Joey Clarke, New Westminister, BC. A Memorial Service will be held on Friday October 18th, 2013 at the Watrous United Church. Interment will follow in Watrous Cemetery.
- Robert "Bob" John (November 27, 1919 - March 5, 2011). Bob passed away peacefully surrounded by his family on March 5, 2011 at the age of 91 at Manitou Lodge in Watrous. Left to cherish his memories is wife, Polly, his children Joan (Gord) Gress, Christie (Marty) Topping, Meg and Owen; Kelly Gress, Jody (Corinne) Gress, Benjamin; Anne Wood (Brian); Linda (Elmer) Kinzel, Corey (Nicole), Sandy. Step-children Donna (Gerry) Mighton, Kristie, Kelly; Danny (Blanca) Homenuik, Orlando, Bianco and extended family and friends. The Funeral Service will be held on Thursday March 10th at 2:00 p.m. in the Watrous United Church. Lunch to follow.
- Polly (nee Jimioff) May 30, 1932 - October 10, 2012. Mrs. Polly Wood passed away peacefully at Watrous District Health Complex in Watrous, SK on Wednesday, October 10th, 2012. A Private Family Memorial Service was held in Fotheringham's Funeral Chapel on Saturday, October 13, 2012 at 10:00 a.m. Interment in Watrous Cemetery will take place at a later date. A private family reception followed. Polly Wood was born May 30, 1932 to Lucy (nee Lacktin) and Nick Jimioff at Arran, Saskatchewan. She grew up on the farm with her brother John and sister Molly. Polly’s mother remarried Walter Matwichuk and Polly’s sisters Lillian and Rose joined the family. After Polly completed her education at Thunderhill, SK she moved to Winnipeg for work where she met and married her first husband Anthony Homenuik. They were blessed with two children Danny and Donna. After Tony’s death Polly moved to Watrous where she was briefly married to Bob Wilson who tragically died of a heart attack after only six months of marriage. Polly continued to live and work in Watrous as a waitress where she met the love of her life Bob Wood, when they were both hospitalized in the Watrous Hospital. The couple were married December 16, 1979 and Polly became “the farmers wife” in the Lockwood District. Polly’s family grew to include Bob’s children, Joan, Linda and Anne. Polly was a homemaker extraordinaire who enjoyed quilting, crocheting, knitting, sewing, gardening, rock painting and woodworking. Her cat’s BJ and Jake were very dear to her. Polly passed away peacefully on Wednesday, October 10, 2012 at Watrous District Health Complex. Polly was predeceased by both her parents and husband Robert Wood (Mar. 2011) Polly is survived by son Danny (Blanca) Homenuik of Winnipeg; daughter Donna (Gerry) Mighton of Nanaimo; brother John (Judy) Jimioff of Sherwood Park; sisters Rose (Ken) Milligan of Martinsville, Lillian (Dale) Milligan of Watrous, Joan (Gordon) Gress of Viscount, Anne Wood of Watrous, Linda (Elmer) Kinzel of Jansen; sisters-in-law Florence Rattary, Betty Bennett, Margaret Herr; grandchildren Kristy and Kelly Mighton, Kristie Topping, Kelly and Jody Gress, Cory and Sandy Kinzel, Bianca Homenuik and Orlando Martinez; eight great-grandchildren and numerous nieces, nephews and cousins. Polly’s family thank you for attending and invite you for lunch and a time of fellowship immediately following the service at Lillian and Dale Milligan’s residence at 105 4th Ave. E., Watrous.
- Margaret. The family wishes to announce the passing of a sister, aunt, great aunt Margaret Worobec in St. Paul's Hospital on Tuesday, February 18, 2014. Margaret was born at home on the family farm in the Venn District. She received her elementary education at Ridgford Rural School and Saskatoon Technical Collegiate. Margaret later moved to Toronto where she was employed by Air Canada for 28? years. She took early retirement to return to Saskatoon to be a caregiver to her mom. Margaret is survived by sisters Helen of Vancouver, BC, Nellie of Oakville, ON and Alexandra of Toronto, ON; two brothers Mervin and Austin of Watrous, SK; and many nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her parents Peter and Tekla (Kuz) Worobec; brother Steve; sisters Annie, Olga, Leona and Mary. The family would like to thank the doctors and nurses of St. Paul's Hospital for the care provided while Margaret was a patient there and to Saskatoon district home care. Also, thank you to Ruth Gibney, Dale Worobec, Bonnie Ullyot for helping Margaret when she required assistance and support. Prayers for Margaret will be held at 7:00 p.m. on Sunday, February 23, 2014 at Park Funeral Chapel (311 - 3rd Avenue North, Saskatoon). The Divine Liturgy will be held at 10:00 a.m. on Monday, February 24, 2014 at Sts. Peter and Paul Ukrainian Catholic Church (10th St. East & Munroe Ave., Saskatoon) with celebrant Rev. Fr. Dmytro Dnistrian, CSsR. Interment at Woodlawn Catholic Cemetery to follow.
- Olga Marie (nee Kryk). The family of Olga Worobec is saddened to announce that Mom entered into her eternal rest on Friday, May 24, 2014, after a short and dignified battle with cancer. At the time of her passing she was surrounded by her family at the Watrous Hospital in Watrous, SK. Olga, the only child of Parania (Pearl) and Panko Kryk, was born January 12, 1930, and raised in the R.M. of Lipton #217, SK. Having earned her teaching certificate at Normal School in Saskatoon, she taught grades one to eight at Indian Head School, west of Simpson, and Lestock School. While teaching, she met Mervin Worobec who swept her off her feet and they married in 1951. Together they farmed eleven miles south east of Watrous. Although the work was hard, Olga enjoyed farm life, growing her garden and raising her family of 5 boys. Mervin and Olga lived on the farm for 34 years, before moving to the Town of Watrous. Olga loved music, and dancing with Mervin at Danceland at Manitou Beach. She was an accomplished knitter and seamstress, creating beautiful cowichan sweaters for her sons, and dresses for her many granddaughters. Olga was also an accomplished quilter, and displayed her artistry creating stunning quilts for her family and friends. She was very involved with the Venn Homemakers Club and St. Ann's Roman Catholic Church. Olga joined St. Ann’s Catholic Women's League (CWL) in 1955 and held many convenorships; the office of CWL Secretary for 2 terms, most recently for the past five years and the CWL Presidency from 1972–74. She was President on Saskatoon Diocesan Council from 1981-83. Olga was St. Ann’s Council Historian and served from 1988- 98 in various capacities. In her later years she enjoyed her membership with the Red Hats and serving in the Watrous community through the church and library. She was passionate about family and Ukrainian history. She made every effort to share her memories and knowledge. Olga was extremely proud of each of her sons, and took great joy in her grandchildren and great-grandson. Olga maintained many deep and lasting friendships throughout her life and will be missed by all who new her. She was predeceased by her parents, and by her son Wesley. Olga is lovingly remembered by her husband Mervin, her son Randy (Janice), son Richard (Carmen), son Gerald (Lorraine), son Robert (Joan); grandchildren Pamela, Christopher, Amanda (Kate Rankin), Adam, Angela (Anthony Nelson), Rebecca (Lee Jamieson), Rita (Trevor Holton), Rianne, Stephan (Paige), Jason, Holly (Derek Salchert), Laura (David Downer), Theresa, Hillary (Justin O'Reilly); great grandson Ethan. Thank you to the doctors and nurses who provided such compassionate care. A Vigil for the Deceased will be held in St. Ann's Roman Catholic Church on Thursday, May 29th at 7:00 p.m. Funeral Mass of the Christian Burial will be held in St. Ann's Roman Catholic Church, 506 Main Street, Watrous on Friday, May 30th at 11:00 a.m. Interment in Watrous Cemetery. A reception will follow at St. Ann's Parish Hall, in the lower level of the church
- Regis. The death of Regis Worobec, age 76 years of Watrous, SK occurred peacefully in her home on Saturday, July 10, 2004. The Funeral Mass will be held in St. Ann's Roman Catholic Church in Watrous on Wednesday, July 14 at 11:00 a.m. celebrated by Rev. Father Rheal Bussiere. Interment will follow in Watrous Cemetery. Prayers will be held at St. Ann's Church on Tuesday, July 13 at 7:00 p.m. Regis was predeceased by her parents, Sarah and Kenneth Boudreau; sisters, Margaret and Mary. She is survived by her loving husband, Austin; daughter, Karen of Regina and son, Dale of Saskatoon; brother, Joseph (Aggie) Boudreau; numerous nieces and nephews and a large extended family.
- Lillian Alice Wright (formerly Waage, nee Ward) passed away on Friday December 7 2012 after a brief illness. Predeceased by parents Adolf and Lillian Ward, sisters Rose, Sylvia, Mary, Leila, and brother Elof. Alice is survived by brothers Dean Ward and Tom Ward. Children Ann Gunchoski (Russell), Sylvia McLeod (Brian), Larry Waage, Dwight Waage (Donna), Darren Waage (Julie), and Rick Waage (Lee).
Grandchildren Andrew, Amy, Melissa, Sasha, Jamie, Jessica, Jaycee, Katie and Leith. Eight great grandchildren and numerous nieces, nephews and cousins. Born in Vanscoy, Sask. on January 11, 1929, she attended school and when finished found work in Watrous where she met and married Douglas Waage. All 6 of her kids were born and raised in Watrous. She has worked at the Meat Market, Shrimp Plant, Beanery, Cameo, The Whitmore, and Town of Watrous. Later, she married school friend Winton Wright and lived life as a farm wife in Vanscoy until his passing a few years ago. Alice moved from the farm back to Watrous and spent her remaining years living with her daughter Ann. Alice’s hobbies include playing cards, bingo, and playing all sorts of board games. She was a fabulous cook and baker and always had a treat on hand for visitors. Lately, she liked to spend time with her friends at the Seniors Drop-In Center. Alice was very proud of her children, grandchildren and great grandchildren. With her family always came first. We will greatly miss her laugh, smile and wit.
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- Larry. It is with much sadness that the family of Larry Yaworski of Red Deer, AB, announces his untimely passing on November 29, 2016, his 61st birthday. Larry was born to Joseph and Rose Yaworski on November 29, 1955. He received his education in Venn and Watrous, SK. During his school years, he excelled in all sports including track and field, hockey, curling, football, and basketball. Air Cadets played an important role in his teen years. He was awarded an exchange visit to the Netherlands in 1974 for being one of the top 12 air cadets in Canada. After graduation, Larry found employment working in construction, mining, and contracting. Larry then went into hotel management, and owned or managed hotels from Flin Flon to Edson, and many points in between. Larry finally settled in Red Deer, calling it home. Larry enjoyed the outdoors, and hunting and fishing were his passions. He was blessed to have many good buddies to join him on these adventures. Larry enjoyed life to the fullest, whether it was work, recreation, or travelling the world. The family farm and his heritage were important to him – he never forgot his roots. He still came home this fall to run the combine. Larry is survived by his wife, Myrna Roy, of Red Deer. He is survived by his daughters, Cara Yaworski of Medicine Hat, and Jocelyn (Adam) Arthur of Medicine Hat. He is also survived by Myrna's daughter, Rhonda (Scott Roxborough), their children, Kaitlyn, Tynen and Keyan and Myrna's son Ira Vaness and his children, Izaya, Jacob and Ariah. Larry is also survived by his mother, Rose, of Saskatoon; his sister, Margaret (Randy) Webb; and brothers Glenn and Will. As well, he is survived by many nieces, nephews, and friends. He was predeceased by his father, Joseph B. Yaworski in 1986 and his grandparents. Larry will be greatly missed by his family and his many friends who all considered him a brother. A Celebration of Larry's Life will be held on Wednesday, December 7, 2016 at the Quality Inn North Hill, 7150 – 50th Avenue, Red Deer, AB between 1 and 4 p.m.
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