Obituaries of residents & former residents of
Weyburn, Saskatchewan



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ABEL - Harold & Elizabeth (nee Broda). It is with great sadness we announce the passing of our parents, Harold and Elizabeth Abel. Harold was born in Weyburn February 23, 1926 and passed away February 18, 2004. Elizabeth was born in Weyburn July 27, 1927 and passed away April 26, 2013. Harold and Elizabeth married in Weyburn, June 1946. Harold had a successful 39 year career with CP Express and Transport, while Elizabeth worked at the Weyburn Mental Hospital. They both had always said they were going to retire in Penticton, BC, and that’s just what they did in October 1982. They are both loved and remembered by their two children. Son, Brian (Donna) of Westbank, BC, and their two children, Terry (Lisa), great grandchildren, Justyn and Bryan. Dawn (Bob) with great grandchildren Jamie and Katrina. Son, Kevin (Kathy) of Saskatoon, and their two children Tina and Lisa, and great grandson Hunter. Harold and Elizabeth will also be cherished by brother, Vincent (Lorraine) of Regina, sister-in-law Connie Abel from Ponoka, AB, and sister-in-law Susan Mailhiot from Weyburn, as well as numerous cousins, nieces and nephews. Elizabeth lived nine years after Harold’s passing and now they are together again. Mass of Christian Burial will take place Saturday, August 24, 2013 at 1:00 p.m. Service will be held at St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church, Weyburn, followed by interment at Green Acres Memorial Gardens. The children ask family and friends to join in celebrating the lives of their parents at the Weyburn Legion Hall (Vimy Room) after the interment.

AAMUNDSEN - Ulla Bjorn Aamundsen late of Weyburn, passed away January 4, 2013 at the age of 77 years. She was born on March 27, 1935 in Norresyndry, Denmark and raised here with a family of four brothers and four sisters. Ulla attended grade school and eventually graduated from grade 12 in Denmark. As a young girl she was very involved with Girl Scouts. Ulla met Peter Aamundsen in Aalborg, Denmark and they later were married on November 15, 1952. Together they moved to Canada on April 6, 1960. They moved to Weyburn, where she resided until her passing. When she first moved to Canada, Ulla was employed as a cook at several different places. She later took a position as Director of Care at Pioneer Place and remained there for 25 years. In her free time Ulla enjoyed creating ceramic sculptures, knitting and reading. She was also very involved with the Legion Ladies Auxiliary. Ulla was predeceased by seven brothers and sisters, in Denmark. She is survived by her loving husband of 60 years, Peter Aamundsen of Weyburn; three sons, Carsten (Kendra) Aamundsen of Moose Jaw, John (Sheila) Aamundsen of Edmonton, AB and Ken Aamundsen of Sylvan Lake, AB; five grandchildren, Curtis Aamundsen, Alynne (Gary) Knibbs, Dina Hubbard (Jeff Hardum), Cara Ross and Kaylen (Sarah) Ficko, Elanna Aamundsen, Alora Asmundsen, Olivia Aamundsen and Darby Aamundsen; six great grandchildren, Zakery, Jasmyn, Chase, Kennidy and Katie as well as numerous nieces, nephews, relatives in Denmark and friends. Ulla loved her family very much and they were very important to her. "Ulla, Dear Ulla Your beautiful smile has been forever etched, your memory forever felt, your loss a deep silence and we are less without you, but more for having walked beside you". A memorial service was held Wednesday, January 9, at 2:00 p.m. from Fletcher Funeral Chapels, Weyburn, with Rev. John Ferrier officiating. Interment followed in Hillcrest Cemetery, Weyburn. Pallbearers were Carsten Aamundsen, Johnny Aamundsen and Kenny Aamundsen.

AANESTAD - Verna Johanna (nee Gilfoil) of Weyburn passed away peacefully in her sleep on Wednesday, April 07, 2004 at the age of 74 years. Verna was born in Weyburn on June 23, 1929 with a twin sister, Vera. She grew up on the family farm south of Trossachs. After completing Grade 12 in 1947, Verna worked as a student nurse at the Weyburn Mental Hospital (now Souris Valley) for a year. She then study supervised at Deville, a country school north of Hallbrite. Attending Normal School in Moose Jaw in 1950-51 prepared her vocationally as a school teacher. She taught at Abbott, a country school north of Radville, from September, 1951 to June, 1953, and then at a country school at Katepwa for a year. She next ventured to Vauxhall, AB to teach grade 1. She married Rangvald Aanestad on September 20, 1955 and raised three children: Karen, Randy, and Wendy. As well as teaching, Verna was active in the community as a Brownie leader, on the library association, and on the figure skating club executive putting on a yearly carnival. She returned to Weyburn in 1979, did some relief teaching in High Prairie, AB in 1981, and then moved to Regina in 1982. From 1983 to 1987, Verna was an Adult Basic Education instructor for classes on various reserves in Saskatchewan. She became a Life Skills coach and instructed two sessions for adult native students in the Pre-RCMP program. Then she had her greatest adventure managing the Adult Community Centre in Baker Lake, Northwest Territories for a year. Retired in 1994 at 65 years of age, she relocated to Weyburn in the fall of 1996. Her senior years were filled with reading, gardening, researching the family tree, babysitting for the neighbors, and CWL activities. Her golden years were abruptly interrupted by a courageous year long battle with a brain tumor. Verna was predeceased by her parents Bill and Mary Gilfoil; her sisters Thelma Sutherland; Phyllis Sanguin; Vera Gillard; brother Jack Gilfoil. Verna leaves to mourn her children, Karen Aanestad of Regina; Randy (Diana) Aanestad of Stony Plain, AB; Wendy (Stan) Scott of Regina and their daughter Lindsey. Her siblings, Annabelle (Harold) Kilback of Weyburn; Donald Gilfoil of Weyburn; Gerry Gilfoil of Calgary, AB; Louise (Larry) Lindstrom of Calgary, AB. Brother-in-law Howard Suther-land of Weyburn; sister-in-law Chris (Allan) Weinberger of Regina; as well as numerous nieces, nephews, relatives and friends. A memorial mass was held on Monday, April 12, from St. Vincent de Paul Roman Catholic Church, Weyburn. Father Albert Schmitz presider. Interment followed at Hillcrest Cemetery.

ABEL - Diana Elsie (nee Jordan). It is with great sadness that the family of Diana Elsie Abel announces her passing on Monday, May 20, 2002. Diana is the beloved wife of the late Richard "Dick" Abel. Diana's life and compassion was dedicated to her career in the health system. As a registered psychiatric nurse she took her training in Weyburn at the Souris Valley Extended Care Centre, later working at the Weyburn Special Care Home. After moving to Lethbridge she was employed for numerous years at the Raymond Care Centre and for the last ten years she was employed at Lethbridge Family Services. During her career she met many wonderful and compassionate people who she considered to be her extended family. Diana loved reading and it was not uncommon to find her reading two or three different books at a time, having no problem keeping the story lines separate. Gardening, movies, puzzles and shopping were other favourite hobbies she also enjoyed. She looked forward to her annual summer trips back home to Weyburn to visit her special friends and classmates. Diana was a very loving and devoted mother and grandmother. To Diana, family meant everything and she truly loved family gatherings. She loved spoiling her grandsons and any other children that were around within a ten mile radius. She was a very generous and giving lady and she will be very sadly missed. Diana leaves to cherish her memory, her daughter Shelley (Bill) Caswell; two very special grandsons, Rob and Steven, and her mother Adeline Jordan, all of Lethbridge, AB. Also left to celebrate her life are: her sister Gerda Chernoff; nieces: Tracey (Murray) Cunningham and their children Jordan and Lauren; Laurie Chernoff, all of Winnipeg, MB; brothers-in-law: Bob (Pat) Abel of Lethbridge, AB, and Bill (Gina) Abel of Regina; sisters-in-law; Debra Heyward of Airdrie, AB; Joyce Puddephatt of Weyburn, and many cousins, nephews and nieces. Diana was predeceased by her husband Dick, her father Fred Jordan, father-in-law and mother-in-law Albert and Nellie Abel, a daughter Stacey Leann Abel, son Aux. Cst. Fred Abel, and niece Brenda Chernoff. A memorial service was held at St. Augustine's Anglican Church in Lethbridge, AB, on Friday, May 24. Inurement to follow at a later date in Weyburn.

ABEL - Harold F., born in Weyburn, February 13, 1926, passed away February 18, 2004. Harold spent 33 years with C.P. Express and Transport in Weyburn and six years in Regina before retiring to Penticton, BC in 1982. Left to cherish his memory is his wife of 57 years, Elizabeth; two sons: Brian (Donna), Westbank, BC; Kevin (Kathy), Saskatoon; four grandchildren: Terry (Lisa); Dawn (Bob); Christina and Lisa. Three great grandsons: Justin, Jamie and Bryan. Two brothers: John (Connie), New Westminster, BC; Vincent (Lorraine), Regina. Numerous cousins, nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his mother and father, and one brother Bob. Burial will take place in Weyburn at a later date.

ABEL - Richard 'Dick' passed away December 23, 1999 at Lethbridge Regional Hospital following a courageous battle with lung cancer. Dick was born in Weyburn on January 3, 1937 and received most of his education there and in Maple Creek and Saskatoon. He resided in Weyburn until 1972 when he and his family moved to Swift Current. Dick's love of the theater, movies and the projection end of it began at age nine when he became an errand boy for the two-man booth operation at the Hi-Art Theater, a requirement with the use of nitrate film. He attained his projectionist's papers at age 15 (legal age was 16). His love of movies and presenting them to the public remained with him all his life. Dick was a member of I.A.T.S.E. Locals 295 and 302. He worked at theaters and drive-ins in Weyburn, Assiniboia, Melville, Beardmore, ON, Regina and Lethbridge. He was employed at the Movie Mill in Lethbridge at the time of his passing. His wonderful sense of humor will be missed by all who knew him. Dick had a great love of sports and as a young man was involved in swimming and life guarding, baseball, football and hockey. He went on to become a certified athletic trainer with the Canadian Athletic Trainers Assoc. He worked in this capacity with the Weyburn Red Wings, the Swift Current Broncos and the Lethbridge Broncos as well as the Lethbridge Dodger and Lethbridge Expos baseball franchises. Left to treasure his memory are his wife Diana of Stirling, AB; his daughter Shelley (Bill) Caswell; his grandsons Rob and Steven Caswell; his mother-in-law Adeline Jordan, all of Lethbridge, AB. Also left to celebrate his life are his brothers Bob (Pat) Abel of Lethbridge, Bill (Gina) Abel of Regina, his sisters Debra (Brad) Heyward of Calgary, Joyce (Len) Puddephatt of Weyburn, and a sister-in-law Gerda Chernoff of Winnipeg. Dick was predeceased by his parents, Albert and Nellie Abel, his daughter Stacey Leann Abel, his son Cst. Fred Abel, his father-in-law Fred Jordan and a niece Brenda Chernoff. Following the death of his son, Dick developed a close and personal relationship with his Savior and Redeemer and though his passing was unexpected he was prepared. A funeral service was held Tuesday, Dec. 28 in St. Augustine's Anglican Church, Lethbridge, with Rev. James Robinson officiating. Cremation. Inurnrment in the family plot to follow at a later date in Weyburn.

ACHEN - Milton "Tad". On Monday, February 7, 2005, Milton "Tad" Achen passed away at Crocus Plains Villa in Weyburn, at the age of 94 years. Predeceased by his parents, Matthew and Mary Achen, his wife Olivia on December 27, 2004, son Warren, his nine sisters and three brothers. Milton (Tad) was the last surviving member of his siblings. Tad will be lovingly remembered by his son, Dwayne (Doreen) Achen of Edmonton, AB and daughter, Arla (Corky) Repka of Whitehorse, Yukon; seven grandchildren, 12 great grandchildren, sister-in-law Mary Achen, and numerous nieces, nephews and other relatives. Ted Achen was born March 12, 1910 in Dubuque, Iowa. He moved to Canada in 1914 with his parents and large family where they took up farming north of Halbrite. He grew up learning the ins and outs of farming and eventually purchased the farm from his mother. He met and married Olivia when she came out to teach at DeVille School and subsequently raised their family on the farm. He loved his horses and always seemed to have some high spirited horse flesh in his care. He even took up chariot racing at the Weyburn fairs and had his family involved in horse racing at Weyburn and Estevan fairs. After 39 years of farming it was time to retire. He and Olivia moved to 4th Street in Weyburn in June of 1974. To help get farming out of his system Tad hired out to Gilbert Vipond for the planting and harvesting seasons. How he loved to run that big machinery and not have to worry about the finer details of farming. His favorite summer pastime was fishing and many a summer day was spent at Nickle Lake, or other nearby lakes, with friends fishing for pickerel. You could also find him outdoors playing shuffleboard or in the berry patch picking Saskatoons. Winters were spent on coffee row, bowling or attending court sessions at the Court House. He always managed to do well in any sporting activity he took part in. In 1952 he took his family on a holiday to Vancouver, BC to visit his mother and other relations. In March of 1978 he made a trip to California to visit relatives and especially his twin sister. He also met up with Arla and family who were visiting Disneyland at the same time. In June 2003 he and Olivia moved into Crocus Plains Villa where he resided until his passing. He was dearly loved and will be greatly missed. By his request there will be no funeral service and a private family interment.

ACHEN - Olivia Ida (nee Sears). On Monday, December 27, 2004, Olivia Ida Achen passed away at the Weyburn General Hospital, at the age of 91 years. Predeceased by her parents, Frederick and Margaret Sears; son, Warren Achen; brother, Ed Sears and sister, Jessie Gillespie. Olivia will be lovingly remembered by her husband of 69 years, Milton "Tad" Achen; son, Dwayne (Doreen) Achen of Edmonton, AB and daughter, Arla (Corky) Repka of Whitehorse, Yukon; seven grandchildren, 12 great grandchildren; sister-in-law, Mary Achen; and numerous nieces, nephews, and other relatives, and good friend, Audrey Trumpour. Olivia Ida Achen was born August 29, 1913 in Weyburn to Frederick and Margaret Sears. They raised their family on South Hill and then her family moved to 7th Street. Her Dad would take her to the power plant where he was an engineer and let her blow the steam whistle. She completed grade 12 in Weyburn and continued on to get her teaching certificate. She taught for a few years west of Moose Jaw and then changed schools, teaching north of Halbrite at DeVille School. She boarded at the Achen residence where she met Tad. They were married at Weyburn. They lived on the farm north of Halbrite for 39 years. When they retired from farming they moved to Weyburn in June of 1974 and resided on 4th Street until June of 2003 when they relocated to Crocus Plains Villa. Olivia enjoyed the outdoors and tending the huge garden on the farm. She did a lot of embroidery work, loved reading and doing crossword puzzles and playing card games with friends. She belonged to the Halbrite Homemak-ers and the Royal Purple in Weyburn. In 1952 the family took a trip to B.C. to visit Tad's mother and relatives, as well as taking many trips to Edmonton and Whitehorse. Olivia enjoyed going across the line with Mary on their special shopping trips, and they took a holiday to Hawaii together also. Olivia could always find some humor in any given situation and find something to laugh about. She always had lots of spunk and energy. She was dearly loved and will be greatly missed. By her request, there will be no funeral service and a private family interment.

ADACSI - Dianne Audrey (nee Erickson), passed away April 16, 2004 at the age of 53. Dianne is survived by her children: Cary Adacsi, Weyburn; Tammy Adacsi, Calgary, AB; and Marty Adacsi (Shanon Lawrek), Weyburn; two sisters, Margaret (Allan) Palmer, Windthorst; Janette (Bob) Palmer, Regina; one brother-in-law, Sam Pollock, Fillmore; as well as several nieces and nephews. Dianne was born in Radville on September 20, 1950 to Edward and Pheobe Erickson. On August 15, 1972, she married Joe Adacsi and they moved to Joe's family farm outside of Weyburn. Joe and Dianne had three children: Cary, Tammy and Marty. In 1984, Dianne moved from the farm to an apartment in town, where she resided until 1993. She then moved into Souris Valley where recently she lost her battle with Huntington's Disease. The funeral service was held Tuesday, April 20 at 2:00 p.m. from the RD Family Memorial Chapel, Weyburn, with Rev. Gary Goran officiating. The active pallbearers were Glen Adacsi, Kevin Cooke, Bruce Palmer, Eric Palmer, Kelly Palmer, and Ryan Palmer. Interment followed at Green Acres Memorial Gardens, Weyburn.

ADACSI - Edward Mike Ronald. On Wednesday, March 14, 2001, Edward Mike Ronald Adacsi, late of Weyburn, passed away at the age of 62 years. Predeceased by his father, Lawrence Adacsi in 1981; and his mother, Annie Adacsi in 1998; and father-in-law Fred Kwochka in 1973. Ed is survived by his loving wife, Dorothy Adacsi of Weyburn; his mother-in-law, Mary Kwochka of Weyburn; one son, Glen (Joan) Adacsi of Weyburn and their four children; two daughter: Bonnie (Kevin) Cooke of Weyburn and their two children; and Brenda (Clayton) Chappell of Saskatoon and their two children; one brother, Joe Adacsi of Weyburn; three sisters: Helen (Paul) Paslawski of Osage; Margaret Zimmer of Weyburn and Liz (George) Francis of Victoria, BC; as well as numerous nieces, nephews, brothers and sisters-in-law. Edward Adacsi was born October 17, 1938 at Weyburn. Ed attended grade school at East Weyburn School. He worked on the Adacsi family farm, plus hauled gravel and played in a band. He then worked in the mines at Lynn Lake and Flin Flon, MB. In 1962 Ed married Dorothy Kwochka and they purchased their current grain/cattle farm east of Weyburn. Ed enjoyed hunting, ice fishing, trapping, playing hard ball and cards, country music and dancing. He also enjoyed tinkering and fixing on machinery or working in the shop. Ed enjoyed farming and going to auction sales and talking with people. He was very community minded and a helpful neighbour. Ed enjoyed spending endless hours with his eight grandchildren ­ whether singing and playing his guitar, giving pushes on the swing or showing them something new about nature. The family extend a sincere thank you to the members of the Weyburn Ambulance Service, Midale First Responders and the staff of the Weyburn General Hospital. "We love you and have many fond memories." Prayers were said Sunday, March 18 at 7:00 p.m. from Fletcher Funeral Chapel. The funeral mass was held Monday, March 19 at 11:00 a.m. from St. Vincent de Paul Roman Catholic Church, Weyburn, with Father Francis Hengen Celebrant. Interment followed in Hillcrest Cemetery, Weyburn. Active pallbearers were: Cary Adacsi, Marty Adacsi, Daniel Kwochka, Steve Kwochka, Daryl Paslawski and Darvin Zimmer. All those in attendance were considered to be honorary pallbearers.

ADACSI - Joseph Lawrence Adacsi was born on a farm his parents rented east of Weyburn on November 1st, 1936. He was the third child of five born to Lawrence and Annie Adacsi. He started school at Schneider School and when his family moved a few miles away to their new homestead he continued on at East Weyburn School. He loved many sports, but his favorite was playing hardball for the Hume Eagles along with his brother Eddy. In 1972 Joe married Dianne Erickson and they moved a house to the family farm where they farmed with his parents. In 1973 they welcomed their first child, a son, Cary, their daughter Tammy in 1974, and another son, Marty in 1979. In 1983 Joe and Dianne went their separate ways, and Joe raised the children on the farm. Joe taught his children to ride horses, tend to the cows and raise chickens. They all learned how to swath hay, combine crops, haul bales and many other chores. Joe was not all about work; he rode motorcycles, snowmobiles and played catch with his kids. He loved to play country music on his banjo and guitar and taught his son Cary to play the guitar also. He watched Tammy and Marty play sports, and even went on a few school trips. He was very proud when his boys started to farm with him and Tammy went on to university. Joe loved when people would stop by for a cup of coffee and to chat. In 2008 Joe welcomed his first grandson, Reid and spent many fun filled days with him. Farming may not have made him a wealthy, but he felt he was a rich man for having raised three children and to have spent time with his grandson. Joe passed away suddenly on January 11, 2009 at the age of 72 and will be sorely missed by all of the people he met in his lifetime. Joe was predeceased by his father Lawrence and his mother Annie and brother Edward. He is survived by his sons Cary Adacsi, Weyburn, his daughter Tammy Adacsi of Calgary, AB, Marty (Shanon) Adacsi, Weyburn and their son Reid Adacsi; three sisters: Helen (Paul) Paslawski of Osage and son Daryl (Jocelyn); Margaret Zimmer and children, Darvin (Dawn) and Yolanda (Kim) Spencer; Liz (George) Francis and their sons, Troy and Ryan (Debbie) and numerous great-nieces and nephews and friends. A funeral service was held on Saturday, January 16, 2009 at 1:00 p.m. from RD Family Funeral Chapel with Fr. Gerry Bauche, officiating. The eulogy was read by Brenda Chappell. Active pallbearers were Glen Adacsi, Kevin Cooke, Kim Spencer, Daryl Paslawski, Darvin Zimmer and Greg Browatzke. All in attendance were considered honorary pallbearers. Interment followed at Hillcrest Cemetery, Weyburn.

ADDERLEY - On Saturday, February 18, 2006, Georgina Victorine Adderley, of Midale, passed away at St. Joseph's Hospital in Estevan at the age of 81 years. Georgina was predeceased by her parents, Thomas and Sarah, her husband, Victor, their son, Thomas, daughter-in-law, Wendy, one sister, Madge, two brothers, Charlie and Jim. Georgina will be lovingly remembered by her family; daughter, Maureen (Sonny) Reinfelds and their children: Lisa, Jonathon, Stewart and Krista; son, John (Susan) Adderley and his children: Jason, Micheal, Kelsey and Jordon; as well as numerous nieces and nephews. She is also survived by her special cousin, Margaret Stewart of Belfast, N. Ireland and long time friend, Eve Derby of Banbridge, N. Ireland, as well as several of her friends from nurses' training. Georgina was born in Belfast, N. Ireland on May 19, 1924. She received her early education in Belfast. Due to illness, her mother passed away and six months later, her father passed away, leaving Vicky alone as her older siblings were in Canada and striving to keep the family together, she continued her education in Brooklin, Ontario. Upon completion of high school, she trained as a Registered Nurse in Oshawa, Ontario with a post graduated course from Edinburgh, Scotland. During the war Vicky worked in a munitions plant in Ajax, Ontario. She lived and worked in the Toronto area, Denmark, N. Ireland, Scotland and from Nova Scotia to Vancouver Island with points in between, settling on the farm in the Midale area. Her hobbies were coins, stamps, antiques and the arts, to name just a few. Her passion was her children and grandchildren. Vicky worked as a nurse at Weyburn Union Hospital and the Midale Hospital, as well as Weyburn and Area Home Care. She was a member of All Saints Anglican Church and recently the Weyburn Christian Centre. She enjoyed traveling and was able to take a family visit to England, Scotland and Ireland, as well as enjoying several trips to Europe, the Holy Land and return trips to Scotland and Ireland. She was a mother who strived to give her children every possible opportunity available, and did! As grandmother, she was our friend, our neighbor, our rock and never without treats. Her love was unconditional. Funeral service was held Wednesday, February 22 at 2:00 p.m. from Tommy Douglas Centre, Weyburn, with Cam Weeber and Lois Goudy, officiating. John Adderley gave the eulogy, Susan Adderley sang a solo, and Linda McMurdo played the bagpipes. The active pallbearers were: Jason, Michael and Kelsey Adderley, Lisa, Jonathan, Stewart and Krista Reinfelds. Interment followed in Hillcrest Cemetery, Weyburn.

ADOLPHE - Almonte 'Monty'. On Thursday, January 6, 2000, Almonte Adolphe, late of Weyburn, passed away at the age of 83 years. Monty was born at Weyburn August 12, 1916. He was predeceased by his parents, Al and Nellie Adolphe; two sons: Garry in infancy in 1946 and Gregory in 1963; two brothers: Jim and Lorie; and one sister: Alda Leavens. He is survived by his wife, Mae of 57 years, of Weyburn; one son, Dale (Carol) Adolphe; one granddaughter: Jennifer; and one grandson: Scott, all of Winnipeg, MB; nephews: Merle Leavens of Weyburn; Wayne Adolphe of Calgary; nieces: Connie (Adolphe) McNair of Guelph, ON; Bev (Adolphe) Canning of Bragg Creek, AB; and Donna (Leavens) Herdinger of Kamloops, BC. The family moved to Saskatoon when Monty had his leg broken in 1924. He spent ten months in hospital there and because antibiotics were not available as today, gangrene set in and two inches of bone had to be removed. His leg didn't keep up growing as the other did, hence the built up shoe he wore the rest of his life. In 1930 the family moved back to Weyburn to the farm south of Weyburn and Monty finished his schooling there. In 1942 he married Mae Tait and started farming on his own. He farmed until 1981 when he retired and moved into Weyburn. Monty was very active in all community organizations but his greatest love was in fairs. He joined the Weyburn Agricultural Society in the mid thirties, and is past president, past secretary manager, as well as a Life Member. He is also a Life Member of the Sask. Agricultural Societies, past president and past secretary manager of Western Canada Fairs Association and is an Honorary Life Member of that organization. In 1979 he was given a Distinguished Service Award from the Canadian Association of Exhibitions for the work he had done over the past years with fairs and Agricultural Societies. A memorial service was held from Grace United Church, Weyburn, on Saturday, January 8, with Bill Corkum officiating minister. Interment was at a later date in Hillcrest Cemetery, Weyburn. All those attending were considered to be honorary pallbearers.

ADOLPHE - Bertha Lucille. It is with deep sadness that the family announces the death of Bertha Lucille Adolphe. Lucille passed away peacefully following a brief illness at Foothills Hospital, Calgary on the 12th day of April 1999. She was born in Moose Jaw, SK on December 25, 1927 and went to Weyburn where she met her husband Lorie and resided until his death. She has resided at Kenosee Lake the past ten years. She was predeceased by Lorie in 1983 and her mother Dorothy Grainger in 1981. Lucille is survived by three children and spouses: Connie and Lyle McNair (Guelph, ON); Bev and Dennis Canning (Calgary); Wayne and Kim Adolphe (Calgary). Lovingly missed by six grandchildren: Avryll, Drew, Carissa, Julie, Zachary and Taylor. Private family interment in Weyburn has been held.

ADOLPHE - Mae (nee Tait). On November 9, 2007, Mae Adolphe passed away at the Regina General Hospital at the age of 86 years. Mae was predeceased by her parents, Joseph and Frances Tait; her husband, Monty Adolphe; two sons, Garry in infancy and Greg Adolphe; and one brother, Reg Tait. Mae will be lovingly remembered by her family, one son, Dale Adolphe (Janette Van Camp) of Ottawa, ON, one granddaughter, Jennifer Adolphe and her husband, Ken Dunne of Saskatoon, and one grandson, Scott Adolphe of Kitchener, ON, as well as numerous nieces, nephews and friends. Francis Mae Adolphe was born May 13, 1921 on the farm east of Weyburn. The family moved to a farm south of Khedive in 1924, then to the Riverview District in 1931, and to the South Weyburn District in 1936. She took her schooling at Gibson Creek and Riverview Schools. On February 10, 1942, Mae married Almonte "Monty" Adolphe. They worked in Toronto, ON for one winter during WWII at the De Haveland Aircraft plant. Other than that winter, it was all about farming in South Weyburn. Mae also worked at the Saskatchewan Motor Vehicle Licence office during the peak February and March period, when traditionally, all vehicle licenses were up for renewal. Mae and Monty both drove school bus when Queen Elizabeth School first opened. Mae was involved with the United Church Women and volunteered at many functions. She enjoyed gardening, curling, sewing, knitting, quilting, ceramics and playing cards. Going for coffee with the ladies to the Dairy Queen was something she always looked forward to. They sold the home farm and buildings in 1981 and retired to Weyburn. Mae was very active in her community. She was a charter member in 1953 with the Royal Purple and held many positions including Honored Royal Lady in the early 1960's. After belonging for 55 years, she received her Honorary Life Membership in the Alexandria Rebekah Lodge in 2007. She served as treasurer of the Weyburn RM #67 History Book club, was a life-time member of the Weyburn Agriculture Society, a member of Wheatland Senior's Centre and a member of the first Red Hat club formed in Weyburn. She will be lovingly remembered and sadly missed by her family and friends. A memorial service was held Tuesday, November 13 at 2:00 p.m. from Grace United Church, Weyburn, with Sharon Elliot officiating. Interment followed at 2:00 p.m. on Friday, November 16, in Hillcrest Cemetery, Weyburn. The honorary pallbearers were members of Alexandria Rebekah Lodge #14, and the Ladies of the Royal Purple #174.

AITKEN - L. Marian (nee Lowe) of Weyburn passed away June 24, 2001 in her home at the age of 89 years. Nana is predeceased by her parents: Frank and Sue Lowe, her stepfather Arthur Sproat, her infant son: David Bryce; David Aitken, her husband of 45 years; and sister-in-law Agness Knupp. She is lovingly remembered by her daughter: M. Lucille (Jack) Saum and their children Heather and Jay of Pilot Butte; her son W.F. Wayne (Linda) Aitken and their children: Ngaire, Sheena and Torrance of Weyburn; her brother George (Sylvia) of Milestone; nephews: George (Isla), Howard (Merril), Dean (Diana) all of Saskatoon, Terry (Pat) and Brian (Colleen) of Weyburn, Glen (Betty-Lou) Knupp; nieces: Margaret (Gus) Fystrom and Jean Canning, as well as many relatives and friends scattered across Canada, U.S.A. and England. Nana was born on a farm near Lajord on September 3, 1911. Her father, Frank Lowe, passed away in the same year. Her mother, Sue Thomas Lowe, married Arthur Sproat and later moved to a farm near Worcester. Marian's interests included piano, flour sack embroidery, milking cows, gathering berries, growing and preserving food. She worked as a home and family caregiver to a family in Regina and then came to the Aitken farm home near Weyburn to give care to Margaret (Moodie) Aitken, her future mother-in-law. She married David on December 15, 1942 and they lived on the family farm. They had three children: David Bryce, who died at birth; a daughter Marian Lucille; and a son William Francis Wayne. Nana was an active member in the community with North Weyburn School - boarding the teachers for many years, Community Club and Homemaker. She was always interested in reading and learning new information. As her family married and her grandchildren arrived she was always around to "lend a hand." She was a great listener who loved to visit with family and friends. She was known for her fabulous jellied salads, puffed wheat cake, deviled eggs, quilting and patching, "un-birthdays present," baking and canning, beautiful flower gardens and mischievous smiles, to name only a few. A celebration of her life was held Wednesday, June 27 at 11:00 a.m. from the Knox Presbyterian Church with Rev. John Ferrier officiating. All in attendance were considered honorary pallbearers. The active pallbearers were her six nephews: Glen Knupp, George Sproat, Terry Sproat, Howard Sproat, Brian Sproat and Dean Sproat. She was laid to rest beside her husband in Hillcrest Cemetery, Weyburn. She will be greatly missed by family and friends.

AITKEN - Ruth Johanna (nee Swenson). On Wednesday, January 7, 2009, Ruth Johanna Aitken passed away at the age of 93 years. Ruth was predeceased by her mother and father, Gustauf and Mia Swenson; sister, Edna; four brothers: George, Lawrence, Algot and Marvin; her husband, James Aitken; granddaughter, Jacqulaine Schmidt; son-in-law, Roy Schmidt and daughter-in-law, Lucillie Aitken. Ruth will be lovingly remembered by her son, Marvin Aitken of St. Paul, AB; daughter, Ruby Schmidt of Weyburn; six grandchildren, fourteen great grandchildren and eight great great grandchildren; brother, Walter (Ivy) Swenson of Langley, BC as well as numerous nieces, nephews, uncles, aunts, cousins, relatives and friends. Ruth Johanna Aitken was born March 24, 1915 at Hume. She was raised on the farm with five brothers and one sister and received all her education to grade 12 at East Weyburn School. On July 4, 1934, Ruth married James Aitken on the family farm at Hume, they were married by T.C. Douglas. In her early years Ruth worked at the Anderson Café as a cleaning lady. She was a homemaker most of her years, then worked at Souris Valley for three years. Ruth was a member of Alexandria Rebekah Lodge #14 for 55 years, and received her 55 year Jewel to commemorate her years of service. They farmed in the Grassdale area before moving into Weyburn in 1966. Ruth moved to Bison Manor in 1982 and resided there until 2001 when she became a resident at Weyburn Special Care Home, where she resided until her passing. She enjoyed crocheting and knitting doilies and afghans for her children and grandchildren. Gardening was another favorite pastime and she loved gladiolas. The family always will remember her making Lefsa for every Christmas. She was a special caring mother and grandmother who never had a bad word to say about anybody. Funeral services were held Saturday, January 10th, 2009 at 2:00 p.m. from Fletcher Funeral Chapel, Weyburn with Brandon Tichkowsky officiating. Interment followed at Green Acres Memorial Gardens, Weyburn. The Active Pallbearers were: Dick Bauche, Gerry Alexander, Danielle Hartley, Lloyd Schmidt, Glenn Swenson and Jim Hartley.

ALEXANDER - Delia Mary (nee Langman) Rodine Alexander. A loving and generous life came to an end November 14th, 2009 with the passing of Delia Alexander, beloved wife, mother, grandmother, sister, aunt and friend, of Weyburn in her 91 year. Dee will be lovingly remembered by her husband Gerald Alexander, son Derrell (Joyce) Rodine, daughter Linda (Maurice) Hilderman, son Brad (Amber) Rodine and sister Phyllis (Jack) Walrath. She is also survived by her grandchildren: Heather Persson, Leah (Tim) Carlson, Craig (Erin Vogelsang) Rodine, Christy (Colin) Zacharias, Carrie (Dustan) Hlady, Pam (Chad) Goll, Barclay McIvor, Niki Rodine and Brodie Rodine; Gerald's four children: Grant, Betty, Barb and Kathy and their families. She also has six great grandchildren: Kylie and Cole Zacharias, Madison and Charlie Goll, Samantha and Solomon Carlson. She was predeceased by her first husband, Harold "Bud" Rodine, her daughter Karen McIvor and her sister Ruth (Lloyd) Cornish. Born July 8th, 1919 to Garrow and Alice Langman, Dee attended school at Ingleford, Delight and Welwyn. She was active in school and church, and used her rich, alto voice singing on the radio with Evelyn Alexander. After graduating Grade 12, she attended Briercrest Bible School and was in the first class of Moose Jaw Bible College, where she was courted by Harold Rodine. They married in 1943 and lived at Griffin on the farm, then on the grounds of the Saskatchewan Hospital farm, and then on Birch Drive in Weyburn. She then moved to the Condo on 8th Street. An accomplished homemaker, Dee also worked first as a receptionist and then as an occupational therapist at the Saskatchewan Hospital ­ which was a perfect outlet for her caring nature and her talent with arts and crafts. She knew how to make life sweeter ­ whether it was by remaking a simple dress in order to make it stylish, by beautifully wrapping carefully chosen gifts or cooking fantastic spreads for her family on the holidays. It is impossible to write about her life without speaking of her strong faith in God, which led her to become a person who was dedicated in prayer, study of the Bible and service to her church. She did everything from teach Sunday School to act as church librarian to decorate the altar with flowers. Dee dealt with the hardships of her life ­ including the deaths of her husband and daughter and her significant vision impairment ­ with resilience and determination. An example of this strength can be seen in her decision to found a grief support group in Weyburn when she recognized a need for just such a service in the community following the death of her daughter. In 1995 she married Gerald Alexander, who was a friend from childhood. This new relationship brought her much joy and strength in the final years of her life. In July, for her 90th birthday, her family and friends gathered for a party celebrating her life. The words "love, laughter, creativity, strength and faith" were used over and over again. The words of a song she chose for her funeral sum it up well: "More than anything else, she loved". Funeral Services were held Wednesday, November 18th, 2009 at 2:00 p.m. from Weyburn Free Methodist Church, Weyburn with Pastors Jay Mowchenko and Wade Fitzpatrick officiating. Tributes were given by her granddaughter, Heather Persson and by her son, Derrell. Ministry in music was by her granddaughters, Leah, Carrie, Heather, Christie and Pam, and by the Men's quartet. Interment followed in Green Acres Memorial Gardens, Weyburn. The Active Pallbearers were: Reg Chessall, Hule Rennie, Bryan Cornish, Alf Robinson, Les Sproule and Ron Alexander.

ALEXANDER - Hugh Thomas. On Friday, October 12, 2007, Hugh Thomas James Alexander passed away at Weyburn Special Care Home at the age of 93 years. Hugh was predeceased by his parents, James and Alicia; his wife, Anna; great great grandson, Mitchell; sisters: Edith, Ellen, Gladys and Alice and brothers: Don and Frederick. Hugh will be lovingly remembered by his family: two sons, Jim (Ruth) of Weyburn and their children: Paula (Paul) Aquino and sons, Colin, Andrew; Vicky (Warren) O'Dell and family, Melissa, Shawn, Adam; Dean (Shelley) and family, Alyssa, Cole, Angus, Madison; Laurie (Marc) McAlister and sons, Eric, Tyler; Julie (Paul) Higman and family, Maleah, Anna, Evangelena, Dietrich; Allan (Donna) of Weyburn and their children: Donnette (Lloyd) Leippy and family, Vincent, Drina, Eden; Brad (Lauren) and family, Styven, Justin (Evie), Brandon, Kalandra; Greg (Melanie) and family, Matthew, Cooper, Georgianna; Susan (Darin) Amies and family, Dylan, Nicholas, Sofia; Mark (Melanie) and family, Britney, Brooke, Autumn, Joshua, Emily; Marlo (Devonn) and daughters, Mercedes, Samara, Breanna; Nancy (Kelly) Morton and family, Jeremy, Jordan, Alisha, Eric; Graham; Amanda (Dustin) Duncan; two daughters, Carol (Chuck) Russell of Salmon Arm, BC and their children: Cynthia, Sean (Connie) and family, Makayla, Alexander; Janet (Jack) Sawyer of Lloydminster, AB and their children: Shelley (Cameron) Zarowny and family, Landon, Drake, Tanner, Kohlman, Ryedur; Rhonda (Dennis) St. Jean and family, Venee, Kayle); great great grandchild, Haiden Zarowny; special friend, Helen Caswell of Moose Jaw; sisters: Evelyn (Sherman) Teal, Verna Sweigard, Norma Byggdin; brothers: George (Louise) and Gerald (Delia); sister-in-law, Ruby Alexander and many nieces, nephews, great nieces and nephews and friends. Hugh was born November 14, 1913 on the family farm, SE 14-6-14-W2 in the Lomond District. He was raised on the family farm, being the seventh in a family of 12. He worked with his dad on the farm and completed grade 8 at Delight School. Hugh always possessed a wealth of knowledge beyond his formal education. Early in life, his parents became involved with the Free Methodist Church and this continued into his married life. He felt that spiritual needs were as important as the physical needs of a family. On November 9, 1935, Hugh married Anna Margaret Just on the family farm. He was a self-employed farmer all his life, raising registered Shorthorn cattle also. He started painting when he was 40 years of age, buying his first set of oil paints, and receiving very little instruction. He was exempt from military service because of his family, but participated fully in his community. Hugh was a 4-H Beef Club leader, municipal councilor, trustee with the school unit, on the Wheat Pool committee, the Agriculture Rep. on the District Board, Aldersgate College Board member, a long time Gideon member, on the Arts Council, politically involved locally and provincially, and served in many capacities in the Free Methodist Church both local and in the Canada West Conference. He received recognition from many organizations he was involved with. Anna and Hugh lived in RM #37 Lomond until 1972, when they moved to Weyburn. Hugh enjoyed presenting Gideon Bibles to Grade 5 school children and was proud to present them to his grandchildren and great grandchildren. He had a lifelong interest in family and church with emphasis on his personal relationship with God. Funeral service was held Wednesday, October 17, at 2:00 p.m. from Weyburn Community Free Methodist Church, Weyburn, with Pastor Jay Mowchenko officiating. Tributes were given by Greg and Brad Alexander, Laurie McAlister and Alf Robinson and Hugh's daughter, Carol Russell. Special music was provided by Amanda Duncan and Mark Alexander, Cherith and Evie Alexander, with Pastor Wade Fitzpatrick offering the pastoral prayer and Kevin Lackey giving the scripture reading. Interment followed in Green Acres Memorial Gardens, Weyburn, with Hugh's grandsons as active pallbearers: Dean, Brad, Mark and Marlo Alexander, Cameron Zarowny and Sean Russell.

ALLEN - Dorothy Marion (nee Johnston) Vaartjes Allen late of Weyburn, passed away peacefully in the presence of her family on Tuesday, June 10, 2014, at the age of 95 years. Dorothy was predeceased by her parents: Bert and Carrie Johnston; ex-husband Blair Allen; brothers: Carmen, Kenneth, Norman, Walter, Calvin and Aleck; sisters: Vera and Joy Kempthorne. Dorothy will be lovingly remembered by ex-husband Nels Vaartjes; three sons: Val (Kathy Purves), Blaine and Barry (Gloria); one daughter Janet (Neil) Orsted; grandchildren: Carelene (Kevin) Ryan, Kelly Orsted, Brad (Sherilee) Orsted, Gary Allen, Christine Lopez; great grandchildren: Alex, Jeremy, Joelle, Kyler, Brittany, Austin, Aspen, Cassidy and Ethan; seven great great grandchildren: Parker, Hunter and Tanner Ryan, Tobia, Selah and Mercy Allen, Kona Ryan; as well as numerous nieces, nephews, relatives and friends. Dorothy was born April 13, 1919 in Deloraine, MB where her parents, Bert and Carrie Johnston farmed in the Waskada Goodland area until March of 1930. They then moved to the Connor Beaverbrook farm near Goodwater, where the family farmed 15 quarters of land with horses. Dorothy loved the farm and was a great help with the chores. She loved her horse Jolly, which was her faithful companion. Dorothy married Blair Allen in the year 1937. They lived in the Goodwater area until 1955, and then moved to Weyburn. They raised four children: Val, Blaine, Janet and Barry. Dorothy and Blair separated in 1959 and she moved to Calgary, AB. She later married Nels Vaartjes and they moved to Gabriola Island, BC where they built their dream home. Due to health reasons Dorothy moved back to Weyburn, and later into the nursing home. A celebration of Dorothy’s life will be held on Thursday, June 19, at 1:00 p.m. from the Calvary Baptist Church, Weyburn, with Rev. Doug Loden, officiating. Interment to follow at Hillcrest Cemetery, Weyburn. Honorary pallbearers will be all in attendance.

ALLEN - Florence Annabell (nee Young) Allen, late of Weyburn, passed away October 28, 2006 at the age of 92 years. Predeceased by her parents, Tom and Bertha Young: husband, Lyle (1992); two sons, one in infancy and Don (1984); brother, Alvin; seven sisters: Mary, Guyla, Grace, Clara, Ruth, Alice and Jean. Florence leaves to cherish her memory, her sons, Jim and his wife Christine Allen of Chloride, Arizona and Hugh and his wife Carol Allen of Regina; brother, Tom Young and three sisters: Pearl, Evelyn and Loretta; eight grandchildren: Lyle, Vern, Mark, Darcy, Terry, Linda, Bonnie and Sherri and 15 great grandchildren, as well as numerous nieces and nephews. Florence was born in Okmulgee, Oklahoma, USA, December 14, 1913, later moving to Colorado and then to Canada in 1920. They settled in Weyburn where she completed her education. In 1933 she married Lyle Allen of Goodwater, where they raised their three sons. In 1973, they retired from farming and moved to Weyburn where she has lived until her passing. Her great joy was her children, grandchildren and great grandchildren; also the many children she loved and cared for through the years. She enjoyed gardening, crocheting and her many friends. She was a member of Grace United Church and the U.C.W., Martha Unit. She was a lifetime member of Home Care. Funeral service was held Thursday, November 2 at 1:00 p.m. from Grace United Church, Weyburn, with Rev. Hazel Arbon officiating. Interment followed in Green Acres Memorial Gardens, Weyburn. The pallbearers were: Barry Allen, Ken Ken Freeman, Garth Freeman, Ron Alexander, Norman Alexander, and Brad Irwin.

ALTON - Leroy Matthew Alton passed away on Thursday, June 17, 2004 in Weyburn, at the age of 84 years. He is predeceased by his parents Daniel and Olive Alton, one sister Mabel; four brothers: Elton, Daniel, Clifford and Joseph and infant daughter Sharon. Leroy is survived by his wife of 57 years, Sonia Alton; his daughters: Connie (Dale) MacNaughton and their children: Shea and Blair; Brenda Alton and her children: Jenny Frederickson and Amy (Devin) Ferner as well as numerous nieces and nephews. Leroy was born on Friday, January 9, 1920 in Ogema. He went to the Khedive Elementary school and to the Viewfield High School. Leroy served with the SSR from January 3, 1940 to November 10, 1945. Leroy was a life time member of the Legion, participating with duties involved with the Honor Guard. In 1995 he was chosen to attend the 50th Anniversary Celebrations throughout Holland marking V-E Day. In 1997 he returned to Dieppe, France for their ceremonies. After the war Leroy returned to Griffin where he farmed and worked as an elevator agent, later they moved to Weyburn and he worked at Canada Wire and retired 27 years later. Leroy married Sonia Krainyk on July 5, 1947 in Regina. He had a passion for golf, loved to garden and read novels. A memorial graveside service was held on Monday, June 21 at 11:00 a.m. from Hillcrest Cemetery, Weyburn, with Rev. John Ferrier officiating and a Legion Honor Guard. Legion members were honorary pallbearers. Lunch followed at the Royal Canadian Legion.

ALTON - Sonia (nee Krainyk) Alton, late of Weyburn, passed away peacefully in the early hours of August 7, 2012 in the Weyburn General Hospital at the age of 84 years. Sonia will be greatly missed by daughters, Connie (Dale) MacNaughton, and their children, Shea (Billy) Duncan, and Blair (Tyah) MacNaughton; Brenda Alton (Ernie Nelson) and her children, Jenny (Janus) Rosborough and Amy (Devin) Ferner; great grandchildren, Kaitland and Dillon Duncan, Piper Rosborough, and Ella and April Ferner; as well as numerous nieces, nephews and close friends. Sonia was predeceased by her parents, Nickola and Anastasia "Nettie" (nee Strowzowski) Krainyk; brothers, John, William, and Mike; sisters, Anita, Mary, and Olga; infant daughter, Sharon Olive (1950); and her husband Leroy Matthew (2004). Sonia was born in Franklin Municipality near Tolstoi, Manitoba on December 3, 1927. The family moved to the Griffin area when she was just one year old. Sonia and Leroy were married on July 5, 1947, in Regina. Shortly there after they moved to Griffin. In 1956 they moved to Weyburn Airport, and then to her current home in 1972. Sonia worked at the Sears store until her retirement in 1988. A graveside service and interment will be held at Hillcrest Cemetery, Weyburn, on Friday, August 17 at 11:00 a.m., with Rev. John Ferrier officiating.

ANDERSON - Don McLin "Moose", late of Weyburn passed away peacefully in the arms of his loving partner on April 19th, 2009 at Tatagwa View, Weyburn. He was 73 years of age. Over the past two years Don faced three separate cancers with strength, courage, honesty, realism and above all, a very positive attitude. Left to cherish his memory and celebrate his life are: his best friend, soul mate and loving partner, Judy Longpre` of Regina; two sons, Shawn (Joanne) Anderson and their children, Avery and Makena of Calgary, AB, and Troy (Leanne) Anderson and their children, Haley, Matthew and Nathan of Moose Jaw; one brother, Dennis (Muriel) of New Westminster, BC; four sisters, Olava Anderson Vancouver, BC, and Elizabeth Anderson, Kamloops, BC. Don was predeceased by his parents, Roy (1991) and Florence (2006), his sister, Karen (1983), and brother-in-law, Michael Kristiansen (2008). Don McLin Anderson was born in Chilliwack, BC on December 14, 1935. He was the eldest of 7 children born to Roy and Florence Anderson. At the age of 3 years he moved with his parents and younger brother to the Yukon Territory where his father worked on a gold dredge. In 1942 the family returned to Chilliwack and in 1946 they moved back to the family farm at Hazlet. Following his high school years, Don worked at various construction jobs before starting work with SaskPower in 1957. In 1996, Don retired from SaskPower having enjoyed over 39 years building power lines and operating special equipment (mostly in the Weyburn region). It was at SaskPower where he became affectionately known as "Moose" by many of his co-workers and friends. Don's many interests in life included photography (he never went anywhere without a camera), international politics (especially of the Middle East), country and old time dance music, polkafests, traveling the Saskatchewan country side looking for the perfect picture, looking after his yard and garden, driving big trucks whenever the opportunity presented itself, and mastering the computer (where he spent countless hours the past several years). Don also had a special appreciation for the creativity and talent of Saskatchewan's artists and artisans, who he met and befriended at numerous arts and craft shows he so loved to attend. During the 1970's, Don served on the Executive of the Weyburn Molson Canadians fastball and Weyburn PanCanadian Beavers hockey clubs. Many words describe Don ­ outgoing, forthright, organized, positive, and thoughtful ­ to name just a few. He loved meeting people and making new friends wherever he went. Don's greatest pride and joy in life were his two sons, Shawn and Troy. Don's request was for cremation and no funeral service. A private family interment will take place at a later date. The family thanks Don's many friends and care-givers for their care, compassion, help and support over the past few difficult months with special thanks to the wonderful staff at Tatagwa View (House 1) and to the Sun Country Palliative Care Team.

ANDERSON - Donald Ross. On October 5, 2010 this world suddenly lost a great man, loving husband and devoted father. Donald Ross Anderson was predeceased by his parents, Helmer and Evelyn Anderson, and his sister, Gloria Hungle. Don leaves to cherish his memory his wife Sherry Anderson; his children: Jordan (Tara) Anderson, Jody (Jerid) Corbett, Alison Anderson; his mother and father-in-law, Annie and Marion Yagelniski; his brothers-in-law: Lorne (Julie) Yagelniski, Dwain (Olena) Yagelniski, Kelly (Buffy) Yagelniski, numerous nieces and nephews, extended family and friends. Donald Ross Anderson was born on March 18, 1948. He was raised in Milestone and after the loss of his parents moved to Regina to complete his education. After high school Don was employed by SaskTel, where he met his future wife, Sherry. Don and Sherry were married on July 9, 1977. A few years later, they relocated to Ottawa when Don took on an assignment with Trans Canada Telephones. Shortly after their move, on March 12, 1982, Jordan Ross was born. They later returned to Regina and on March 13, 1984 their first daughter, Jody Ann was born. Their family was complete on May 1, 1987 with the birth of their youngest daughter, Alison Dawn. In August, 1987, they moved to Weyburn to make it their home. Don loved his work but his real devotion was to his family. He was always there for any event his children were involved in. Don was always an eager volunteer for school field trips. He was there as a coach, a chaperon, and a devoted fan. Don had a strong sense of family and community and took great pleasure in both. Don had many interests including hunting, curling, playing ball, camping and playing ball. He loved the game of hockey and was an accomplished hockey player, which served him well as he went on to coach all of his children. Don devoted over 18 years of his life to coaching hockey in Weyburn. Each and every player Don coached over the years held a special place in his life. He never forgot a name or a face and had a story to tell about every player. During his children’s younger years, Don and his family loved to camp. They explored each and every province in Canada and made many camping trips to the States. As the family grew older they spent their summers at their White Bear cabin and more recently at their cabin at Crooked Lake. Since the day Don met Sherry they have tackled countless renovation projects together. No job was too big or small for Don. He was an endless book of knowledge when it came to “Mr. Fix-it Projects”. Don and Sherry got great satisfaction out of renovating their numerous homes and cabins over the years as well as the homes of their children. Don had a great interest in the world, he loved news talk radio and read every issue of his Macleans magazine from cover to cover. He had an amazing ability to recall people, places and events. Don retired from SaskTel in June 2000, after over 30 years of service. After retirement Don continued to be a hard worker and took on numerous contract jobs. He also stayed actively involved in the community volunteering for the Weyburn Communithon, SaskTel Pioneers, a variety of sporting events, and anywhere else he was needed. Don was a great man, quick to smile, eager to lend a hand and always with a story to tell. He will be greatly missed by his family and friends. A service of remembrance was held on Friday, October 8 at 2:00 p.m. from Grace United Church, Weyburn with Rev. Mohandas Barnabas, officiating. Interment to followed at Hillcrest Cemetery, Weyburn.

ANDERSON - Vera Emily (nee McNaught). On Sunday, March 19, 2000, Vera Emily Anderson, late of Moose Jaw and formerly of Weyburn, passed away at the age of 94 years. Predeceased by her parents, Raymond and Emily McNaught, her first husband Palmer Anderson in 1935, her second husband Salder Anderson in 1985, one daughter Betty Lou in 1998, one son Jimmy Donald Anderson in 1979, brothers Wilfred, Jack, Lawrence, Charles, Harold and Clifford; and sisters: Viola, Hazel and Eileen. Vera is survived by her two sons Raymond Albert Anderson of Mount Vernon, Washington, and Elwood Lawrence (Chleras) Anderson of Moose Jaw; daughter-in-law Willa Anderson of Canora; son-in-law Bob Heywood of North Vancouver, B.C.; one sister Edith (George) Clark of Edmonton, AB; sister-in-law Lil (Art) Fletcher of Vancouver; 17 grandchildren, 25 great grandchildren and one great great grandchild; and many nieces and nephews. Vera was born September 8, 1905 at Grey County, Ontario. Palmer Anderson and Vera McNaught were married in 1925 and built their first house 13 miles southwest of Minton where they farmed until Palmer's death in 1935. With the help of Lillian Fletcher, Vera was able to move into Weyburn with her family. Her brothers helped fix up an old house on 11th Street N.W. The only luxury in the old house was electricity which was installed in about 1937. Vera lived there and raised her family until 1952. She survived by growing a large amount of vegetables and putting up enough preserves to last through the winter months. Being a prolific gardener and a first class cook allowed her to accomplish this huge task. She was also able to put in a few hours a month at Fletcher's Dress Shop. When war broke out in 1939, Vera was able to make a little money washing, starching and ironing dress shirts for some of the airmen, as the Royal Airforce was stationed in Weyburn. This was quite an undertaking as there was no running water, or dryers and only wringer type washers were used in those days. Vera was very particular and every job had to be done to perfection. Salder Anderson married Vera in 1952 and built a new house on the corner of 11th Street and Souris Ave. They lived there until Salder passed away in 1985. Vera did stay in her house until it sold in 1987, she then moved into an apartment in Weyburn. After she had a major stroke in 1997, Elwood moved her into a home in Moose Jaw where she passed away March 19, 2000. Funeral service was held Friday, March 24 at 2:00 p.m. from Fletcher Funeral Chapels, Weyburn, with Rev. Dennis Hall officiating. Interment followed in Hillcrest Cemetery, Weyburn. All those in attendance were considered to be honorary pallbearers. The active pallbearers were: Kevin Anderson, Derrick Anderson, Lance Anderson, Debbie Anderson, Greg Heywood and Mark Heywood.

ANDREW - Daniel Lyle. On Monday, May 13, 2002, Daniel Lyle Andrew, passed away peacefully at the age of 81 years at Weyburn Union Hospital. Danny was predeceased by his parents Otto and Irene Koch; brother Jerry; sisters, Eileen and Dorothy; sisters-in-law Dorothy (Murray) and Grace Killaby; brothers-in-law Mervin, Clifford Killaby and Herb Ast. He leaves to mourn his devoted and loving wife of fifty-six years, Eunice; sons, Larry (Gay), Aron (Sandra) Koch; four grandchildren, Lowell, Heidi, Josh and Codee; two great grandchildren, Liam and Ethaniel; sister-in-law Norma Killaby; brother-in-law Denver Ching; and several nieces and nephews. Born in Segal, Wisconsin, U.S.A. in 1920, Danny immigrated with his parents at the age of one to Weyburn, Saskatchewan. The family moved to Grandad Kohl's farm south of Fillmore, Saskatchewan. On completion of schooling he worked in Winnipeg, Manitoba, however he returned to the family farm in Fillmore and eventually he established his own farm with his wife Eunice. Through their love of horses, Danny and Eunice developed a circle of friends that lasted a lifetime. Retiring to Weyburn in 1978, the generation farm is continuing through their son and daughter-in-law Larry and Gay Koch. The early years that were spent in Weyburn were filled with many trips. The love of conversations and visits with friends and families were never ending and always enjoyed. Cremation and private family interment at the Fillmore Cemetery will take place at a later date.

ANDREWS - Clint Andrews, late of Weyburn passed away Thursday, December 24, 2009 at the age of 74 years. Clint was predeceased by his parents, Leo and Marjorie Andrews; a sister Beth; brother Garth; sister and brother in law, Glenda and Gordon McLeod. Clint is survived by his wife of 51 years Shirley Andrews, Weyburn; his sons: Shayne (Cindy) Andrews, Saskatoon and his children: Stefan, Jayne and Stuart, Trevor (Shannon) Andrews, Prince Albert and their children: Kayla, Cherise and Alicia, Troy (Cindy) Andrews, Weyburn and their children: Cheyanne, Crystal, Tiara and Tyson; one brother, Clayton (Alice) Andrews, Vulcan, Alberta; brothers-in-law: Harvey (Myra) Linton, Glen "Sonny" (Joyce) Linton, Elroy (Patricia) Linton and Garnet (Vicki) Linton; sister-in-laws: Gloria (Ernest) Kesslering, Gail (Ed) Nistor as well as several nieces and nephews. Clint was a loyal husband and family man. Despite his intelligence, you would never hear him mention his accomplishments as he felt that was a man's responsibility. Clint started his career with CN railway. This employment led him to his wife of 51 years, Shirley. From the railway, he moved on to being a grain buyer. He finished his work career as a bulk fuel dealer with Esso for 23 years. In his retirement, you could find him guarding at the jail, helping various farmers or developing his handyman skills on virtually every family building. Clint was actively involved in the community, whether leading as a team manager, Exalted Ruler of the Elks or President of Lions Club. As an active member of service organizations (Lions & Elks), he rarely missed a meeting. In Milestone, he was a volunteer fireman and ambulance driver. His varied interests/activities were wide ranging. He was an avid family sports fan who was able to attend most of his sons' hockey games, along with his niece Sherry's curling. Over the years, his favourite activity was fishing. He could not wait to get his shack out on the ice. He always showed a keen interest in his grandchildren, wondering what they had been "up to" (no matter how BAD that may have been). He especially enjoyed walking around and inspecting "Tyson's farm". Up to the end, he maintained his humour and sense of family duty. A Service of Remembrance was held on Wednesday, December 30, 2009 from RD Family Funeral Chapel with Marj McLeod officiating. The honour guard were Elk members Vern Gammack, Rick Wanner, Jim Brown, Quint Patrick, Wayne Olson, Milo and Gladys Paulhus.

ANDREWS - Elva May (nee Pettit) Andrews passed away peacefully at her home in Garden View Lodge, in Kimberley, BC on Wednesday, September 22, 2004, at the age of 90 years. Elva was predeceased by husband Preston, son Brian, brothers Edgar and Arthur, and sister Della. Elva is survived by son Jim and his wife Carol of Kimberley, BC; two grandchildren, Marc (Cheryl) of Red Deer, AB, and Dawn (Brian) of Vancouver, BC; one sister Olive Cottingham of Weyburn; and several nieces and nephews. Elva was born May 3, 1914 on the farm of her parents, Louis and Pearl Pettit, near Weyburn. The family lived through the depression in one of the driest parts of the prairie dust bowl. In 1939 she married Preston Andrews and together they farmed the Pettit family farm until 1977, when they retired and moved into Weyburn. After retiring, both Elva and Preston worked a few years for the Weyburn Agriculture Society. Devoted to her family Elva helped care for others in times of sickness, including her mother, father, and husband. Elva and Preston raised two sons: Jim who taught school in Fort St. John, BC and Brian who was a professional agronomist with the Dept. of Agriculture in Manitoba. They were very proud of their two grandchildren and visits with them were high points of many years. Elva enjoyed being with people and was always active in community life. Some of her interests included Homemakers, 4-H, United Church Women, Meals on Wheels and Eastern Star. Through these activities her generous spirit and warm smile brought joy to many. Music was one love of her life. As a child she discovered she could play the piano by ear. In her younger years she played with dance bands and later as organist for Eastern Star, as entertainment at the Weyburn Nursing Home and for the enjoyment of herself, friends and family all the time. Preston died in 1996, and Elva continued to live in Weyburn until 2001. At that time she moved to Kimberley, BC to be closer to Jim and Carol. She spent the years in Kimberley living in Garden View Lodge. A celebration of Elva's life will be held in Kimberley United Church. A graveside service will be held at Green Acres Memorial Gardens in Weyburn, where her ashes will be interred. Dates for these services will be announced later.

ANDREWS - Helen (nee Crichton). On Monday, July 19, 1999, Helen Andrews, late of Weyburn, passed away at Weyburn General Hospital at the age of 81 years. Predeceased by her parents, Peter and Katherine Crichton; step-mother, Myrtle; one brother-in-law, Les Wilder and by her husband, Jack Andrews. Helen will be lovingly remembered by her children: two daughters: Karen (Gordon) Hulbert of Weyburn and Sharon (Gail) Holden of Spokane, Wash.; one son, Peter (Carolyn) Andrews of Weyburn; seven grandchildren; 14 great grandchildren; one sister-in-law, R.M. (Billie) Wilder of Airdrie, AB; one niece, Leslie (Richard) Cuthbertson of Airdrie, AB; one nephew, John (Diane) Wilder of Winnipeg, MB; two great nieces and one great nephew. Helen Andrews was born on March 11, 1918 at Sovereign, SK, the only child of Katherine and Peter Crichton. She was raised on the farm outside of Yellow Grass, and she attended high school at Yellow Grass. On May 27, 1942 Helen became a war bride when she married Jack Andrews in Weyburn. They resided in Weyburn where Helen worked at the Telephone Office. They raised two daughters and one son in Weyburn and celebrated 52 years of marriage together before Jack's passing. Helen was a member of Knox Presbyterian Church where she regularly attended and was involved with the Burning Bush Circle. She was also a member of the I.O.D.E. and delivered Meals on Wheels. She enjoyed golfing, bowling, curling and playing bridge. She was a very supportive wife, mother and grandmother, and will be missed by all who knew and loved her. Funeral service was held Friday, July 23, at 2:00 p.m. from Knox Presbyterian Church, Weyburn, with Rev. John Ferrier officiating. Interment followed in Hillcrest Cemetery, Weyburn. All those in attendance were considered to be honorary pallbearers. The active pallbearers were: Dan Holden, Tim Holden, Guy Shupe, John Wilder, Pete McFadden and John Hulbert. Members of the Legion formed an Honour Guard.

ANDREWS - Steven, beloved husband of Evelynne (nee Busch) of Weyburn, passed away on July 16, 2004, at Weyburn. He was born December 6, 1911,in Yellow Grass. Steven predeceased by his father, Anthony Andrews; his mother, Anna Wozney; his brothers, Casey, Mike and August Andrews; his sisters, Violet Foote, Mary Patrick, Nelly Bohn, Sophie Andray, Julia Patrick. Survived by his wife of 70 years, Evelynne (nee Busch); his son, Jerry (Dorothy) Andrews; his daughters, Marlene (Bernie) Dreher; and Eunice (Bob) Trent; his sisters Rose McCombs, Victoria (Neil) Wallace, and Anne (Allan) Kyle, and his brother, Joe Andrews; as well as numerous grandchildren, great grandchildren, and a great great grandchild; as well as numerous nieces and nephews. In his early days Steven was away from his family for seven to eight months during the summer for the first eight years to make a living by building highways and later building airports. During World War Two he came to help his Dad farm and also started farming for himself. He enjoyed farming for 40 years. In 1977 he and Evelyn retired and moved to Weyburn. Steven was a very sincere Co-op and Wheat Pool member, and was on the board at Colfax for many years. He was a trustee for the Bowling Green School Board in Colfax, plus the Community Hall and Telephone Board. While he attended the Holy Trinity Catholic Church in Cedoux he was also on the board there. He enjoyed playing softball in early days and spent many years enjoyed curling - he even had the pleasure of playing against the Scotish team who came from Scotland when they were invited to Canada. Steven also belonged to the Elks (B.P.O.E.) Club and the Royal Canadian Legion Branch #47 in Weyburn in his younger years. Prayers were held Monday, July 19, at 7:30 p.m. from St. Vincent de Paul Roman Catholic Church, Weyburn. Funeral Mass was Tuesday, July 20 at 11:00 a.m. from St. Vincent de Paul Roman Catholic Church, with Father Albert Schmitz, officiating. The Knights of Columbus were present as an Honour Guard. Interment followed at Hillcrest Cemetery, Weyburn.

ANTON - Hazel Elizabeth Jackson Anton, late of Weyburn, passed away on February 3, 2004 at the age of 87 years. Funeral service was held on Saturday, Feburary 7, at 2:00 p.m. from the Knox Presbyterian Church with Rev. John Ferrier officiating. Interment followed in the Hillcrest Cemetery, Weyburn. Hazel is survived by her children: Brian (Betty) Jackson of Calgary, AB and their children: Darcy (Eva) Holtman of Calgary and children: Curtis and Cory; Shelley (Colin) Parker of Calgary and children: Carly, Brianne and Jade; Jodi (Pete) Dirk of Calgary and children: Chelsey (baby Paige) and Marisa of Calgary; Linsey (Carolyn) Jackson of Calgary and daughter, Ashley; Dana (Ken) Dean of Weyburn and their children: Tomi-Lyn (Patrick Haworth) Dean of Sylvan Lake, AB; Ryan (Janis) Dean of Sylvan Lake, AB; Tara (Neal Melynchuk) Dean of Calgary; Hazel's brothers and sisters: Ike (Jean) Buckner of Weyburn, Ella V. Buckner of Candler, NC, Jon (Oval) Buckner of Candler, NC, June (Jack) McNay of Missoula, MT, Louise Jackson of Regina, Bon (Steve) Buckner of Electra, AL as well as numerous nieces and nephews. Hazel is predeased by her first husband and the father of their children, Grant Jackson; her second husband, Ken Anton; mother Ella in 1918; father Roscoe; step-mother (aunt) Cora Buckner; two brothers: Debs and Stan; brother-in-law Elmer Jackson; two sisters-in-law: Kay Buckner and Bernice Buckner.

ARMBRUSTER - Dorothy June (nee Gwilliam). On Friday, April 29, 2005, Dorothy June Armbruster, late of Weyburn, passed away at Hilltop Manor at the age of 75 years. Dorothy June Gwilliam was born and raised on the Gwilliam farmstead just outside of Grenfell. In 1945, she married John Frederick Armbruster. They farmed in the Oakshella area. From there their lives took them to live in various towns throughout Saskatchewan: Scout Lake, Dummer, Pangman, Khedive and then to retirement in Weyburn. John and Dorothy raised six children: Linda, Larry, Brenda, Lana, Jackie and Marla. They were blessed with 17 grandchildren and 12 great grandchildren. Dorothy loved her role as a mother and her family remembers the smells of the baking, canning, and cooking always coming from her kitchen, and of course the delicious tastes. He role as grandmother was the same and she baked, cleaned, babysat and helped out whenever she could. She enjoyed the summers spent at Melville Beach, and for sure the summers the kids spent at camp, even the greatest of Moms need a break. She was always happy when her children came home to visit and to go and visit them. Dorothy kept busy too by always baking for sales, showers and other events that came along and helped out whenever she was asked. She volunteered her time working in the concession booth at the skating/ hockey rink. She made many friends in the different communities she lived in, always with her caring and helping spirit. Dorothy also enjoyed working out of the home; she worked at the Dummer store, Pangman café, Weyburn Co-op the Weyburn Zippy Mart and the Weyburn Farmer's Market. She liked meeting and talking to people and these jobs gave her that opportunity and made her days fulfilled especially when they retired. Dorothy enjoyed ceramics, creating many beautiful pictures and other pieces. She enjoyed bowling, curling and playing bingo. Dorothy's strength and love for her family kept her strong throughout the past months, even though she endured pain, suffering and was unable to do the things she loved, her undying spirit lifted all who came to visit, taking them away from her fragility and sorrow. Her strong inner strength and continued love for her family remind them of this quote from Elisabeth Kubler-Ross. "It's only when we truly know and understand that we have a limited time on earth and that we have no way of knowing when our time is up...we will then begin to live each day to the fullest, as if it was the only one we had". Dorothy was loved and will be sadly missed by her husband of 60 years, John, her children and their spouses: Linda (Bernie) Johnston, Winnipeg, MB; Larry (Marlene) Armbruster, Broadview; Brenda (Nairn) Nielsen, Rockglen; Lana (Reg) Zieg, Parry; Jackie (Wilbert) Jasan, Moose Jaw; Marla (Gary) Lillejord, Lumsden; 17 grandchildren, 12 great grandchildren, sister, Irene Groves, one brother-in-law, five sisters-in-law, as well as numerous nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her mother and father, Richard and Harriet Gwilliam, brother, Roddy Gwilliam, and three brothers-in-law. A Service of Remembrance was held Friday, May 6, at 2:00 p.m. from Fletcher Funeral Chapel, Weyburn, with Gary W. Goran officiating minister. Interment followed in Hillcrest Cemetery, Weyburn. Linda Johnston was pallbearer.

ARMBRUSTER - John Frederick. On Saturday, March 24, 2007, John Frederick Armbruster passed away at Crocus Plains Villa, Weyburn, at the age of 84 years. Predeceased by his mother and father, Annie and Fred Armbruster; brother-in-law, Bill Hickie; two brothers, Victor and Norman; his wife of 60 years, Dorothy Armbruster in 2005; mother-in-law, Harriet Gwilliam and father-in-law, Richard Gwilliam. John will be lovingly remembered by his children: Linda (Bernie) Johnston of Winnipeg, MB; Larry (Marlene) Armbruster of Broadview; Brenda (Nairn) Nielsen of Rockglen; Lana (Reg) Zieg of Parry; Jackie (Myles LaChance) Jasan of Regina, and Marla (Gary) Lillejord of Lumsden; 17 grandchildren and 15 great grandchildren; brother, Phillip (Isabel) Armbruster of Rosburn, MB; sister, Aileen Alexander of Victoria, BC; sisters-in-law, Connie Armbruster of Grenfell, Irleen Armbruster of Grenfell; as well as numerous nieces, nephews, relatives and friends. John Frederick Armbruster was born January 27, 1923 at Killaly. He was raised on the family farm near Oakshella. On February 3, 1945, John married Dorothy June Gwilliam and they farmed near Grenfell for about 13 years. After leaving the farm, John worked for the Saskatchewan Wheat Pool. He worked in many places as a grain buyer, first in Grenfell until 1959 when they moved to Scout Lake, then Dummer in 1973, Khalie around 1977 and finally to Weyburn in 1983. John was a very hard worker and physically active. He was involved in the Terry Fox Run, the Weyburn Bike Club and played hockey up to the age of 58. He always encouraged his children to be involved with sports as well. His heart was in farming and he loved helping out when he could on his son's farm at Broadview. John also helped fix cabins at the Children's Camp near Weyburn. He belonged to Grace United Church in Weyburn. John will be lovingly remembered and sadly missed by all he knew and loved. A memorial service was held Friday, March 30 at 2:00 p.m. from Fletcher Funeral Chapels, Weyburn, with Rev. Hazel Arbon officiating. The eulogy was given by Brenda Nielsen. Interment followed in Hillcrest Cemetery, Weyburn.

ARNDT - Gilma Christina "Dolly" (nee Erickson) Arndt, late of Weyburn, passed away July 16, 2012, at the age of 93 years. Dolly was predeceased by her father, Svend Erickson; step-father, Ole Olson; mother Dorothea Olson; her first husband, David Maurer; second husband, Fred Arndt; son, Harvey Maurer; brothers: O.T. Erickson, Elmer Erickson, Benny Erickson, Sam Erickson, James Olson; sisters: Sally McLeod, Claire Erickson, Myrtle Paulson and Gladys Litovitch. Dolly is survived by her daughters: Dorothy (John) Whitell, Lynda (Robert) Weatherwax; step-children: Ray (Dianne) Arndt, Ken (Sandy) Arndt, Ron (Cathy) Arndt, Ruby (Wes) Schultz, Noreen (Lorne) Knibbs; grandchildren: Candace (Don) Brownridge, David Whitell, Janice Phillips (Chuck), Steve (Gail) Maurer, Maureen (Barry) Brumfield, Scott Lutz, Erin Weatherwax; great grandchildren: Michelle (Karli) Brownridge, J.T. (Melissa) Phillips, Noelle Phillips, Kaylee (Tyler) Phillips, Victor Whitell, Ryan Whitell, Alexis Whitell, Jameson Maurer, Josh Maurer along with numerous nieces, nephews, step grandchildren and step great grandchildren. A service of remembrance for Dolly was held on Saturday, July 21 at 11:00 a.m. from Zion Lutheran Church, Weyburn with Marj McLeod CLA, officiating. A private family interment was held at Hillcrest Cemetery, Weyburn. All in attendance were considered honorary pallbearers.

ARNOLD - Daisy Belle (nee Lambert), late of Biggar, SK, formerly of Weyburn passed away on Sunday, December 26, 2010 at the age of 98 years. Daisy was born to William and Emily Lambert in Pecatonica, Illinois, April 25, 1912. At the age of two she moved with the family to Craik, SK, where her parents continued farming. She was predeceased by her parents, brothers (Leroy, William, Paul, Earl, and Harold), and sisters (Maude, Berniece, Bertha, Edith, Ruth, Viola and Violet), as well as her husband, Alfred (Ben) Arnold. She is survived by her son Ron (Ruth), two grandchildren David (Shawna) Arnold and Paula (Tim) Bowman, and four great grandchildren, Damian Saliken, Noah Arnold, Melena Bowman and Nash Bowman, together with many nieces and nephews. Daisy received her education at Craik and attended Normal School in Regina where she obtained her teaching certificate in June of 1931. She taught school in various country schools prior to her marriage to Ben in 1941. On Ben’s illness she returned to teaching in 1952 in Lampman and in 1956 in Weyburn, retiring in 1977. Daisy enjoyed retirement with travel, visiting her son and family, and spending many hours playing scrabble, reading and studying the bible. A major retirement experience for Daisy was to travel to California to visit her brothers (Leroy and Harold). She also got a great deal of pleasure when meeting her former students and watching their various activities. She resided in Weyburn until her health necessitated a move to Biggar in 2001. After spending one year in the Sunshine Care Home, she was a resident of Diamond Lodge Nursing Home in Biggar since 2002. A funeral service was held on Friday, December 31 from Fletcher Funeral Chapels, Weyburn at 2:30 pm with Pastor Scott Wade officiating. Interment to followed in Green Acres Memorial Gardens, Weyburn

ARTS - Madge Clara (nee Picks) Arts, late of Midale passed away December 1, 2011, at the age of 105 years. Madge was predeceased by her five sisters; five brothers; husband Cornelius Arts; daughter, Marvel McGregor; daughter and son-in-law; Maxine & Bob Oesch and a son-in-law, Doug Penny. Madge is survived by her son, Jim (Eileen) Arts, Midale; daughter, Valerie Penny, Midale; thirteen grandchildren: Dave (Char) Arts; Debbie (Ron) Padlesky, Kevin (Glenda) Arts, Brenda (John) Wilgenbusch, Carla (Tom) Mesic, Ross (Karen) McGregor, Jim (Susan) Oesch, Connie (Barry) Beetham, Vi (Jim) Kot, Vona (Glen) Nimegeer, Rand Penny, Patsy Penny (Mario), Darwin (Rhonda) Penny; thirty great grandchildren; seven great great grandchildren; sister-in-law, Elva Pick, Estevan as well as numerous nieces and nephews. Madge was born on August 3, 1906 to John and Jessie Pick in Painsville, Minesota, USA. Madge married CT Arts on November 17, 1927. Through the years of being a busy wife, mother and homemaker Madge also belonged to the Midale Homemakers, Ladies Aid and was a founding member of the Midale Catering Club. Her hobbies were crocheting, knitting, quilting, tatting and gardening. A funeral service for Madge was held on Tuesday, December 6 at 1:00 p.m. from Bethlehem Lutheran Church, Midale with Paster Cicely McDougall, officiating. The pallbearers were her grandsons. Interment followed at Green Acres Memorial Gardens, Weyburn. The family wish to thank the staff of the Mainprize Manor for their excellent, kind and compassionate care during Madge’s 8 years there.

ASHWORTH - Harry 'Henry'. On Saturday, May 5, 2001, Harry 'Henry' Ashworth, late of Weyburn, passed away at the Weyburn General Hospital at the age of 81 years. Predeceased by his parents, John and Annie Ashworth; three sisters Ethel, Doris and Edith and by one son, Raymond. Harry is survived by his sons: James (Esther Blair) of Hazel Dell, SK; Steven of Olds, AB; Barry (Connie) of Moose Jaw; and Larry (Kathy) of Spring Valley, SK; nine grandchildren: Curtis, Chad, Travis, Jennifer, Jamie, Kirk, Lacey, Sheldon and Shane; one sister, Gladis (John) Henderson of Aldergrove, BC; one brother, Jack (Phyllis) Ashworth of Weyburn; as well as numerous nieces and nephews. Henry Thomas Ashworth was born June 21, 1919 at Oungre. He lived at Oungre until 1976, then he moved to Central Butte and then to Moose Jaw, finally moving to Weyburn where he resided at the time of his passing. Harry farmed most of his life. He took basic training during the war years, then returned to the farm. He enjoyed going hunting and watching baseball was one of his favorite pastimes. He will be sadly missed by all he knew and loved. Funeral service was held Tuesday, May 8 at 2:00 p.m. from Fletcher Funeral Chapel, Weyburn, with Rev. Mary Beer officiating. Cecil Ashworth gave the eulogy. Active pallbearers were his four sons, James Thomas Ashworth, Steven Allan Ashworth, Barry Duane Ashworth and Larry Wayne Ashworth. The honorary pallbearers were his grandchildren and Don Buck, Frank MacInnis and Floyd Keller

ASHWORTH - John "Jack" William, late of Weyburn, passed away May 10, 2005 at the age of 80 years. Predeceased by his parents John and Annie Ashworth, sisters Ethel Clack, Doris Rowan, Edith Hibbs, brother Harry, son Gordon and one infant son. Jack is survived by his loving wife of 57 years, Phylis; children Elaine (Lorne) Larson, Tribune; Yvonne (Lloyd) Culham, Weyburn; Cecil (Judy) Ashworth, Oungre; daughter-in-law Lorna Ashworth, Regina; Norma (Bob) Shaw, Beaubier; Beverly (Barry) Knoblauch, Griffin; Doug (Lorrie) Ashworth, Oungre; Kelly (Janice) Ashworth, Oungre; Bradley (Brenda) Ashworth, Weyburn; Jackalin (Steven) Lightfoot, Dawson Creek, B.C.; Joanne Ashworth (Rob Tessier), Sudbury, ON; sister Gladys Henderson, 30 grandchildren, nine great grandchildren as well as numerous nieces and nephews. A funeral service was held Friday, May 13, from Zion Lutheran Church, Weyburn, with Pastor Bob Reesor officiating. Interment followed at Green Acres Memorial Gardens, Weyburn. Active Pallbearers were Curtis Larson, Jarret Ashworth, Wade Ashworth, Jeremy Ashworth, Jonathon Shaw, and Tim Culham. Pallbearers were Chad Culham, Eldon Culham, Jory Ashworth, Kent Ashworth, Kyle Ashworth, Owen Ashworth, Carter Ashworth Dawsen Ashworth, and Will Lightfoot. Honorary Pallbearers Jody Larson, Stacey Kolenick, Amanda Morrisette, Michelle Knoblauch, Laura Knoblauch, Stephanie Knoblauch, Vanessa Ashworth, Natasha Ashworth, Patricia Ashworth, Deidra Ashworth, Brittney Ashworth, Alexis Ashworth, Jennifer Ashworth, Sydney Ashworth, and Whitney Lightfoot.

ASHWORTH - Phyllis Marguerite (nee Marchand). On Thursday, February 25, 2010, Phylis Marguritte Ashworth of Weyburn passed away at the Regina General Hospital at the age of 79 years. Phylis was predeceased by her parents, William and Evelyn Marchand, her husband, John (Jack) Ashworth, sister Estelle Nelson, son Gordon Ashworth and an infant son Billy. Phylis will be lovingly remembered by her family; ten children: Elaine (Lorne) Larson of Tribune; Yvonne (Lloyd) Culham of Weyburn; Cecil (Judy) Ashworth of Oungre; daughter-in-law, Lorna Ashworth of Regina; Norma (Bob) Shaw of Beaubier; Beverly (Barry) Knoblauch of Griffin; Doug (Lorrie) Ashworth of Oungre; Kelly (Janice) Ashworth of Oungre; Bradley Ashworth of Weyburn; Jackalin (Steven) Lightfoot of Cranbrook, BC and Joanne (Rob Tessier) of Sudbury, ON; a sister, Beulah Bakken of Balgonie; 30 grandchildren and 17 great grandchildren; as well as numerous nieces and nephews. Also a special care giver, Narcel Nisda. Phylis was born April 18, 1930, the third daughter to Bill and Evelyn Marchand of Bromhead, a sister to Beulah and Estelle. Originally farming north of Bromhead, they moved to a farm southwest of Goodwater in 1939. Phylis was a tomboy as a child, preferring to be working outside with her Dad. With her closeness to her Dad, his passing when she was ten was hard for her, since she loved and admired him so much. But her mother was left to raise the three girls on her own. Times were tough, and to help out "Grandma", Phylis went to her Aunt Frances and Uncle Ferd in Indian Head for two years. "It takes a community to raise a child" led many families to have an important influence on her, including the Pedersen family. She returned home to Outram then Bromhead, both places where her mother was telephone operator. She enjoyed ball, curling and dancing. It was at a dance in Bromhead that she met Jack Ashworth. They were married November 20, 1947, living first in Bromhead for 1 1/2 years, then moving to the Shuman farm southwest of Oungre where they lived until 1962. The small 3 room house was perched on a hill, and the well was at the bottom of the hill. While she only had one dress to wear, five children to bless the family were born during this "Shuman" era. Think of the diapers, hauling water, cooking, milking, etc. In 1962 they moved to the Schnell place, a definite upgrade for Phylis, since it had power and the well was close to the house. There were fruit trees and a telephone and more rooms for sleeping, and here six more children blessed the family. Of course, this meant more baking, cooking and definitely the special cream chicken meal on Sundays. Before the kids were able to help, she worked beside "Dad", rarely complaining about her life. The "World Series" would give her a break as Jack would stop from hauling hay. They did get to see a couple of Blue Jay games, one in Toronto, in which Uncle Willard was so disgusted at the Blue Jays losing that they left early. When they got home, the Jays had pulled off an amazing comeback. Jack and Phylis retired to Weyburn in 2000. Phylis continued her love of gardening by growing a vegetable garden at her new home. She enjoyed knitting and cooking and baking for her family and friends. They watched and coached from the sidelines any baseball or curling games on T.V. and loved to attend 4-H Achievement Days with their grandchildren. They also enjoyed playing cards with friends and family and attending all of their grandchildren's activities. Phylis dedicated her life to her family and her values and attitudes will live on in her 11 children, 30 grandchildren and 17 great grandchildren. Funeral services were held Tuesday, March 2, 2010 at 2:00 p.m. from Zion Lutheran Church with Pastor Martin Olson officiating and Pastor Fred Carter the assisting minister. The Eulogists were Jackie Lightfoot and Cecil Ashworth, and granddaughter, Tara Ashworth sang "Homesick". Interment followed at Green Acres Memorial Gardens, Weyburn. The Active Pallbearers were her Grandsons, Curtis Larson, Jarret Ashworth, Wade Ashworth, Jeremy Ashworth, Tim Culham, Jonathon Shaw, Chad Culham, Eldon Culham, Jory Ashworth, Kent Ashworth, Kyle Ashworth, Owen Ashworth, Karter Ashworth, Dawsen Ashworth, Will Lightfoot. The Honorary Pallbearers were: Jody Larson, Stacey Colenick, Amanda Morrisette, Michelle Knoblauch, Laura Knoblauch, Stephanie Knoblauch, Vanessa Ashworth, Natasha Ashworth, Patricia Ashworth, Deidra Ashworth, Brittney Ashworth, Alexis Ashworth, Jennifer Ashworth, Sydney Ashworth, Whitney Lightfoot.

ATCHISON - Lawrence Stewart (September 30, 1953 - June 8, 2011). Predeceased by his parents, John Sanford and Viola Jean (nee Stewart) Atchison in 1975 and 2010 respectively. Lawrence is survived by his one sister, Beth and one brother, Ken. Lawrence was actively involved with Cub Scouts, Army Cadet Corp and high school basketball at which he excelled. After graduating he began working for Motorways in Weyburn. He soon transferred to Calgary where he worked as a long haul driver until he was medically disabled in 1985. Lawrence returned to Weyburn in 1997 and lived there until 2011. Lawrence recently moved to Vancouver Island where he succumbed to his medical complications at the Duncan Hospital on June 8, 2011. A graveside service will be held on Saturday, September 10 at 10:30 AM from Green Acres Memorial Gardens, Weyburn with a lunch to follow at the Captain’s Hall.

ATKINS - Neoma Grace (nee Pichette), late of Weyburn, SK passed away January 7th, 2012, at the age of 87 years. Prayers will be held on Monday, January 9th, 2012 at 7:00 p.m. from St. Vincent de Paul Roman Catholic Church, Weyburn, SK. A Funeral Mass for Neoma will be held on Tuesday, January 10th, 2012 at 10:30 a.m. from St. Vincent de Paul Roman Catholic Church, Weyburn, SK with Father Gerry Bauche, celebrant. Interment will follow at Hillcrest Cemetery Weyburn, SK.

ATKINS - William George Atkins passed away November 10, 2001 at SVECC, Weyburn, at 87 years of age. Bill was born in Toronto, ON on January 7, 1914, the only son of George William Atkins and Alice (Collins) Atkins. The family moved to Saskatchewan around 1920. He started his schooling at the North Weyburn School and finished it at the Forward School, when the family moved there in 1926 to take up farming. Bill farmed with his dad from age 15 on. Around 1946 he met and later married on February 6, 1947, Neoma Grace Pichette, who had come to work as a telephone operator in Khedive. They lived the first few months on the home farm and then lived in the town of Khedive for 35 years. Bill farmed in Khedive until 1982, when they moved to Weyburn and then he farmed from Weyburn until 1995, when poor health forced him to rent out the land. As a young man Bill enjoyed playing hockey and he received several awards for curling bonspiels in later years. Bill and Neoma celebrated 54 years of marriage and he will be sadly missed. He was a generous, warm hearted man, always willing to give anyone a helping hand. Bill is predeceased by his parents, George and Alice Atkins, brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law. He is survived by his loving wife, Neoma Atkins of Weyburn as well as several nieces, nephews and friends. Prayers were held Monday, November 12 at 7:30 p.m. from Fletcher Funeral Chapel with funeral mass on Tuesday, November 13 at 10:00 a.m. from St. Vincent de Paul Roman Catholic Church, Weyburn, with Father Francis Hengen and Rev. Julie Collings officiating. Interment followed at Hillcrest Cemetery, Weyburn. The active pallbearers were Murray Sillzer, Brad Pinkert, Garth Froh, Mike Moser, Les Froh and Rick Moser.

AUSUM - Esther Louise (nee Dorsch) Ausum (December 11, 1915 - April 29, 2011), passed away peacefully at Coronach Health Center with friend Lydia Johnson by her side. Predeceased by her husband, Raymond, daughter Loretta MacDonald, parents Henry and Kathyrn Dorsch, sisters Molly, Katie, Theresa and brother Henry, Esther is remembered by daughter Audrey (Ed) Ewanchuk, son Allan (Linda) Ausum, son-in-law Richard McDonald, grandsons Parry, Tim, Brandon, granddaughters Tanya, Nicole and brother Fred (Evelyn) Dorsch, along with great grandchildren, nieces and nephews. Esther’s funeral service was held at Fletcher Funeral Chapels in Weyburn on May 5 with Pastor Martin Olson officiating. Interment followed at Green Acres Memorial Gardens in Weyburn.

AVEYARD - Mary E. (nee Corr) Aveyard, late of Weyburn, passed away on July 11, 2002 at the age of 80 years. A memorial service was held Monday, July 15 at 2:00 p.m. at the Kingdom Hall of Jehovah's Witnesses, Weyburn, with Arnold Kozak officiating. Predeceased by her parents, Robert and Sulamith Corr; seven brothers: Arthur, John, Ralph, Harley, Thomas, James and Martinus; three sisters: Marie, Vida, Peggy (Christina); also her late husbands: Michael Holigrocki and Christian Gulbranson. Mary is survived by her husband, Delbert Aveyard of Weyburn; two daughters: Patti Fellner (Jeff) of Weyburn, and Wanda (Brendan) LaCoste of Weyburn; five grandchildren: Willow, Vanessa, Skylar, Kristina and Stephanie; two sisters: Laura Braithwaite of Weyburn and Bridgette Mastracola of Montreal, PQ; two brothers: Lawrence (Kay) Corr of Weyburn and Palmer Corr of Trossachs as well as many nieces and nephews.

AYLING - Sheila (nee Pierce) Ayling, born in Moose Jaw on November 23, 1914, passed away May 24, 2010. Sheila worked as a psychiatric nurse in Weyburn until she married Albert Ayling in 1936. They moved to the Dunkirk district where they farmed, later moving to Moose Jaw, where she worked at Valley View Centre In her retirement, Sheila developed into a talented artist, doing many historic native portraits and Saskatchewan landscapes. She also enjoyed visiting, travelling, and spending time with her family. Predeceased by her parents Edward and Edith Pearce, husband Albert Ayling, brother Gerald Pearce, sisters Ruth Pearce, Eva Delday, and Pearl Thomas, granddaughter Cyndy Whiteside, brothers-in-law Bill Delday, Percy Quirk, Armand Oullette, and Earl Thomas. She is survived by three daughters: Gayle (D’Arcy) Dunn – Summerland, BC, Marilyn (Marvin) Flynn – Cobble Hill, BC, and Sandra (Alex) Moglin – Lac Pelletier, SK; six grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; brothers Ted (Chris) Pearce and Harry (Jean) Pearce; and sisters Kay Quirk and Ida Ouelette. Special thanks to the staff who cared for Mom while at Gravelbourg Foyer. The Funeral Service will be held at W.J.Jones & Son Chapel on Friday May 28, 2010 at 1:30 pm. Reverend Doug Hallman will officiate. Interment will follow at Sunset Cemetery.

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BABBINGS - John David. On Sunday, August 15, 1999, John David Babbings passed away peacefully at the age of 88 years. Predeceased by his parents, David and Alice Babbings and by one sister, Ethel Olson. John will be lovingly remembered by his loving wife of 59 years, Ruby Babbings of Weyburn; his children: Marlene (Leonard) Pelletier of Surrey, BC; Sharon (Charles) Lees of Estevan; Jack (Karen) Babbings of Lower Sackville, NS; and Ron (Lynn) Babbings of Weyburn; nine grandchildren: Judy (Rick) Olmstead, Janice Osarchuk, Jeff Pelletier, Candace (Theron) Mattei, Collin (Melinda) Lees, Nathan (Brandy) Babbings, Gregory Babbings, Mark Babbings and Jarrod Babbings; three great grandchildren: Vanessa Osarchuk, Jake Olmstead and Tyrel Mattei; two sisters: Laura Eggleton of Welland, ON and Beatrice Naggy of Port Colburne, ON; as well as several nieces and nephews. John was born in Carnduff and he grew up in the Frobisher area. On November 27, 1940, John married Ruby Long in Estevan. They lived in Hirsh, Oxbow, Estevan, and then in 1970 moved to Weyburn. John was a long time employee of Barber Motors as a mechanic and caretaker. He was extremely fond of dogs and always enjoyed fishing. He became a resident of Souris Valley Regional Care Centre in October of 1992 where he resided until his passing, August 15. A memorial service was held Wednesday, August 18 at 2:00 p.m. from Fletcher Funeral Chapel, Weyburn, with Marilyn Anderson Corkum officiating minister. Interment followed in Hillcrest Cemetery, Weyburn. All those in attendance were considered to be honorary pallbearers.

BABBINGS - Ruby Evelyn (nee Long). On Thursday, November 3, 2005, Ruby Evelyn Babbings, late of Weyburn, passed away at the Weyburn Tatagwa View Long Term Care Facility, at the age of 83 years. Ruby was born January 30, 1922 at North Portal. She was predeceased by her father and mother, Ernest and Amy Maude Long; her husband, John D. Babbings; two brothers: Stan Long and Albert Long. Ruby will be lovingly remembered by her family; two daughters: Marlene (Leonard) Pelletier of Penticton, BC; and Sharon (Charles) Lees of Estevan; two sons: Jack (Karen) Babbings of Halifax, NS; and Ron (Lynn) Babbings of Kelowna, BC; nine grandchildren, four great grandchildren; one brother, Bob Long of Fort QuAppelle; one sister, Gladys Brinkworth of Estevan; and numerous nieces and nephews. A Memorial Service was held Saturday, November 5, at 11:30 a.m. from the Chapel at Tatagwa View Long Term Care Facility, Weyburn, with Gary W. Goran officiating. Interment followed in Hillcrest Cemetery, Weyburn. All those in attendance were considered to be honorary pallbearers.

BACKLIN - Mabel Elsie Louise (nee Zastrow) Backlin passed away at Crocus Plains Villa, Weyburn, on August 25, 2001 at the age of 94 years. Predeceased by her parents: Robert and Annie Zastrow; her husband: Sigurd Backlin; two brothers: Lester Zastrow, Robbie Zastrow; one sister-in-law: Alma Zastrow; two sisters: Ida Garritty and brother-in-law Sylvester Garritty, Doris Holloway and brother-in-law Bud Holloway; niece Caroll and husband Victor Worobey and nephew Bradley Zastrow. Mabel is survived by many nieces and nephews: Belva Fredrickson (Homor), Bob Zastrow (Gloria), Jeffrey Zastrow (Melanie), Myrna McCrystal, Marion Idelle Simms, June Janz, Margaret Rodin as well as numerous great nieces and nephews; two brothers-in-law: Bert (Ann) Backlin, Len (Doris) Backlin; three sisters-in-law: Esther Backlin, Pearl Backlin and Orpha Backlin. Mabel was born September 19, 1906 near Trossachs. She received her schooling at Trossachs and then worked at the Sask. Mental Hospital at Weyburn. Mabel and Sigurd Backlin were married in 1934. Mabel ran the telephone office, and looked after the library, served restaurant meals and kept roomers and boarders. They retired to Weyburn and ran the golf course in the summer and the concession at the curling rink in the winter. Mabel gave up her home in 1997 and moved into Crocus Plains Villa. A funeral service was held Tuesday, August 28 from Zion Lutheran Church, Weyburn, with Rev. Carol Dennison officiating. Interment followed at Green Acres Memorial Gardens, Weyburn. Active pallbearers were Tim Zastrow, Terry Zastrow, Garth Fredrickson, Craig McCrystal, Jeff Zastrow and Bob Zastrow. All in attendance were considered honorary pallbearers.

BADHAM - F. Michael Badham, beloved husband, father, brother, son, and friend passed away suddenly on January 23, 2006 outside of Regina, at the age of 64 years. Predeceased by his father Arch Deacon F.E.R. Badham (1973). Mike is survived by his wife Marjorie; two daughters: Leslie Badham (Scott Beck), Saskatoon, and Marnie Badham, Regina. Mike is also survived by his mother Joyce Badham, Weyburn, one brother, John (Dorothy) Badham, Peterbourough, ON; two sisters, Bev (Neill) Armitage, Saltspring Island, BC, and Margaret (Eldon) Strawford, Weyburn, sister-in-law Colleen (Roy) Gordon, Regina, and numerous nieces and nephews. Mike was born in Whitewood, in 1941 and grew up in Weyburn. A Celebration of Life was held in the Convention Hall, Saskatchewan Centre of the Arts, 200A Lakeshore Drive, Regina, on Friday, January 27, at 2:00 p.m. with Hewitt Helmsing officiating. Cremation with interment will be a private family ceremony at a later date. Mike will be greatly missed by his family, his colleagues and many good friends. Mike concluded a 31 year career as an educator, half as a principal and vice principal in Regina high schools. A former teacher of mathematics, his academic qualifications include a Bachelor of Arts (University of Regina), Bachelor of Education (University of Saskatchewan) and Master of Education (Wayne State University, Detroit, USA). Mike was also active in his professional organization, serving as President of the Saskatchewan Teachers Federation and Board of the Canadian Teachers Federation. He represented them at international conferences in Berlin, Washington and Togo, West Africa. Mike was elected to Regina City Council in 1991 and was currently serving his 5th term representing the residents of Ward 1. He has been a member of most council committees including the Board of Police Commissioners, Finance and Administration Committee and Pension Administrative Boards. Mike served as President on the Executive of the Canadian Association of Police Boards and was the immediate Past President of Saskatchewan Urban Municipalities Association. He was also Caucus Chair: Prairie and Territories on the Executive Committee of the Federation of Canadian Municipalities and has been an FCM advisor to local government organizations in Pakistan, Zimbabwe, Kenya, Namibia and Mozambique. He also led a delegation to Regina's sister city, Jinan, China and hosted many visiting delegations from China and other countries. His community involvement included: Director on the Wascana Centre Authority Board, Director on the Saskatchewan Police Commission, Chairman of the Board of Governors for the Regina General Hospital; provincial President and National Executive member of the Canadian Red Cross, Director for the Mackenzie Infant Care Centre; as well as many other community boards and commissions, locally, provincially, and nationally. Mike has been recognized with Honorary Life Memberships in the Saskatchewan Teachers Federation, Canadian Red Cross, Canadian Association of Police Boards, Saskatchewan Urban Municipalities Association. For outstanding community service, he was the recipient of the Queen Elizabeth II Silver Medal, the Queen's Golden Jubilee Medal, the Government of Canada 125 Anniversary Medal and the Federation of Canadian Municipalities International Volunteer Contribution Work Award. Mike was also an honorary faculty member of the Educational Institute of Jilin, for his work with principals in Chanchung and in Regina.

BAILLIE - Hazel Jean (nee Buckingham). On Saturday, May 13th, 2006, Hazel Jean Baillie, of Weyburn passed away at the age of 80 years. Jean was predeceased by her husband, Forbes (Bus) Edward Baillie in 1978; mother and father, Mary and Herbert Buckingham in 1955; three brothers: Ernest, Mervin and Allan Buckingham. Jean will be lovingly remembered by her family: two sons, Garth (Yvonne) Baillie of Victoria, BC and their daughters, Kimberley and Andrea; and Donald (Verla) Baillie of Weyburn, and their children: Christopher, Curtis and Chelsey; 3 sisters: Edna MacTaggart, Weyburn, Marjorie Tyson, Trail, BC and Marie Nichols, Regina; one brother, John (Bette) Buckingham, Bethune; 5 sisters-in-law: Dorothy, Helen, Hilda Buckingham, Annie Procknoe and Elizabeth Milford, one brother-in-law, Leo La Valley; and several nieces and nephews. Jean Hazel Buckingham was born December 16, 1925 at Yellow Grass to Mary and Herbert Buckingham. She took her schooling to Grade 12, and then went to Secretarial School. On August 12, 1952, Jean married Forbes (Bus) Baillie, and they lived in Weyburn their entire life where they raised their two sons, Garth and Donald. Jean worked at the Law Office of Don Mitchell, and was the Secretary to the Magistrate for 17 years, working at the Weyburn Courts under Judge Mitchell and Judge Neville. Jean enjoyed reading, dancing, playing cards and Bingo and taking long walks. She will be lovingly remembered and sadly missed by all she knew and loved. A Memorial Service was held Wednesday, May 17th, 2006 at 2:00 p.m. from Grace United Church, Weyburn with Rev. Hazel Arbon officiating. A Tribute was given to his mother by Garth Baillie. Interment followed in Hillcrest Cemetery, Weyburn. All those in attendance were considered to be Honorary Pallbearers.

BAILLIE - Wilma (nee Smale) Baillie passed away peacefully in the Weyburn General Hospital on Tuesday, April 6, 2004. Wilma was born at Huntoon on November 13, 1916. Shortly after, she moved with her family to Benson where she was raised and educated. She obtained her Grade 12 which was not easy in those days. She married Garfield Baillie and they farmed at Froude before moving to Weyburn where Wilma worked at various jobs; her last being 15 years at the Saskatchewan Hospital. Predeceased by her husband Garfield in 1979, her mother and father, Edward and Adaline Smale, brother Kenneth Smale, sisters Ellen Osborn and Ruby Thompson, son-in-law Robert Pagan, and two grandsons-in-law, Terry Troendle and Curtis Fenwick. She is survived by her children: Sylvia (Ben) Folk of Weyburn; Ken (Elaine) of Abernethy; Betty (Aubrey) Pagan-Ray of Weyburn; Margaret (Norman) Selby of Regina, and Darlene (Bazel) Carlson of Midale; 19 grandchildren and 40 great grandchildren; sisters: Adaline Ireland of Weyburn and Bethal Campbell of Red Deer, AB; several brothers and sisters-in-law, and many nieces and nephews. Wilma had a great sense of humor, liked playing bingo, cards, western music, baking, knitting, and writing unique poetry for her grandchildren's greeting cards. She was a sports fan and enjoyed watching curling, hockey and baseball on TV. She was a Weyburn Red Wings fan and when she could no longer attend the games, she enjoyed listening to the radio broadcasts. She enjoyed home and family get-togethers. Her home the past five years has been 1BS­Souris Valley Extended Care Centre. Thank you to Dr. Fong and staff of SVECC for the care given Mom while she was a resident there. A memorial graveside service will be held at Green Acres Memorial Gardens, Weyburn, on Saturday, May 22 at 2:00 p.m.

BAJCIC - Josip. On Thursday, September 20, 2001, Josip Bajcic, late of Weyburn, passed away at the age of 72 years. Predeceased by his parents, his wife, MaryAnn; one brother-in-law, Ervin Pohl and one sister-in-law, Dorothy Tremmel. Josip is survived by one brother, Ivan Bajcic of Croatia; nine half brothers and sisters of Croatia; one special niece, Katica Jurrasic of Croatia; his brothers and sisters-in-law: Harold (Pauline) Pohl of Weyburn, Margaret (Henri) Latour of Victoria, BC, Phyllis (Phillip) Romancic of Portage la Prairie, MB, Helen (Gilbert) Wallewein of Benson, Hilarion (Judy) Pohl of Weyburn and Vernon (Fay) Pohl of Weyburn; as well as numerous nieces, nephews and great nieces and nephews. Josip was born October 5, 1927 on Kirk Island, Croatia. He was raised in a very poor family. Everyone in his family had to work very hard to have enough food. He left home when he was age 12 and stayed with a Catholic Priest and learned his trade of painting and decorating. After his mother died in childbirth, his father remarried and Josip ended up having nine half-brothers and sisters as well as his brother Ivan for family. He was conscripted into the Jugoslavian army and worked at many jobs until the Second World War ended. He also worked in Italy for a time. When Josip came to Weyburn he worked for Mr. Cooper, painting for five years and then he went on his own in 1966. MaryAnn was an RPN at the Saskatchewan Hospital. They were married July 23, 1966. They lived at 403 Albert Street until 1968, when they bought a new house at 441 McGillivray Drive. They celebrated their tenth and twenty-fifth anniversaries with family and friends in the form of a meal and dance. Josip enjoyed working with wood and painting. Josip and MaryAnn were very faithful attendees at mass every Sunday. After MaryAnn passed away on November 15, 1996, things changed for Josip. They'd done everything together and now he was alone. He never adjusted to being alone. We'll miss him very much. Prayers were said Sunday, September 30, at 7:00 p.m. from Fletcher Funeral Chapel, Weyburn. The funeral mass was held Monday, October 1 at 10:30 a.m. from St. Vincent de Paul Roman Catholic Church, Weyburn, with Father Francis Hengen Celebrant. Interment followed in Green Acres Memorial Gardens, Weyburn. All those in attendance were considered to be honorary pallbearers. The active pallbearers were Kevin Wallewein, Blaise Kot, Gerald Pohl, Mark Matthies, Scott Pohl and Steven Hoffart.

BAKKEN - Knut Bakken passed away peacefully on June 1, 2001 in his 81st year at the Weyburn General Hospital. The youngest son of Peter and Maude, he was born February 25, 1920 and grew up on the Bakken homestead south of Bromhead. On November 22, 1947 Knut married Ruth Lee. They lived in the hamlet of Bromhead and in 1956 moved to the Bakken homestead. The family lived on the farm until 1965. At this time the farm was sold and Knut, Ruth and their four daughters moved to Weyburn. There Knut worked as a farm machinist at Long's Equipment. He was a hard working individual who took great pride in his work. In his adult years Knut enjoyed fishing, being in nature, old time music and a good game of cribbage or Norwegian whist. He enjoyed visiting and reminiscing about the past. Retirement years were spent on home renovations, on woodworking projects, gardening and many jigsaw puzzles. Knut is survived by his loving wife, Ruth of Weyburn; four daughters: Gail (Chris) Davis of Winnipeg and son Scott; Brenda Taylor of Calgary and children: Brad and Greg; Linda Bakken of Regina; and Karen (Louis) Vermette of Winnipeg; one brother, John (Beulah) Bakken of Balgonie; and numerous nieces and nephews. Predeceased by his sisters: Edna Bjorndalen, Margaret Kleppe and Emma Johnson; two grandsons: Brent and Ryan Schienbein and son-in-law, Wayne Schienbein. The family would like to thank Dr. Roy and the Weyburn General Hospital staff for their kindness during Knut's short stay there. Funeral service was held Tuesday, June 5 at 2:00 p.m. from Fletcher Funeral Chapel, Weyburn, with Rev. Carol Dennison officiating. Interment followed in Hillcrest Cemetery, Weyburn. All those in attendance were considered to be honorary pallbearers. The active pallbearers were: Duane Bakken, Ken Bakken, Einar Bjorndalen, Norman Bjorndalen, Chris Davis and Karl Kleppe.

BAKKEN - Ruth (nee Lee) July 22, 1926 - August 13, 2007. It is with sadness we announce the sudden passing of Ruth Bakken on the afternoon of August 13, 2007 in the Weyburn General Hospital. Ruth has been predeceased by her her husband, Knut; parents, Thor and Inga Lee; sisters: Ida Vreim, Selma Lee and Esther Toovey; brothers: Melvin Lee, Martin Lee, Alfred Lee and Ted Lee; two sons-in-law: Wayne Schienbein and Chris Davis; two grandsons, Brent and Ryan Schienbein. Left to mourn are her four daughters: Gail Davis of Winnipeg, MB and son Scott; Brenda Taylor of Calgary, AB and sons Brad and Greg; Linda (Bert) Olson of Regina; Karen (Louis) Vermette of Winnipeg, MB; two sisters: Yvonne (Clarence) Steinke and Olga Dale; and one brother, Maurice Lee. In her younger years, Ruth attended Flaata and Torquay Schools; she continued her education at the Lutheran Collegiate Bible Institute (LCBI) in Outlook. After graduating from LCBI, Ruth was employed by St. Joseph's Hospital in Estevan as a nurse's aid. During her tenure at St. Joseph's she roomed and boarded with Peter and Maude Bakken, met their son Knut, which changed the course of her life. They were married November 22, 1949. For the first six years of their marriage they lived in Bromhead and in 1956 they moved to the Bakken farm homestead where they lived for nine years. Their marriage was blessed with four daughters, Gail 1951, Brenda 1952, Linda 1955 and Karen 1957. In 1965 the farm was sold and the family moved to Weyburn. While the girls were growing up, Ruth worked casual positions at the Weyburn General Hospital. After the girls left home, Ruth trained as a home care worker. A career she enjoyed for approximately 15 years. In 1998, as Knut's health declined they sold their home of 33 years, held the traditional auction sale and relocated to Bison Manor. After Knut's death in 2001, Ruth's health began to decline which prompted her move to the Weyburn Special Care Home in 2002, where she resided until Monday, August 13, 2007. Funeral service was held Friday, August 17, at 10:00 a.m. from Fletcher Funeral Chapel, Weyburn, with Pastor Jodie Pfeifer officiating. Interment followed in Hillcrest Cemetery, Weyburn. The pallbearers were: Duane Bakken, Ken Bakken, Curtis Steinke, Karl Kleppe, Barry Dale and Bert Olson.

BAKKEN - Troy David Mabee-Bakken. Funeral service was held for Troy David Mabee-Bakken of Blackfalds, AB, Monday November 17, 2003 from Wilson's Funeral Chapel, with Interment at Fairview Cemetery, Lacombe, AB. On Monday, November 10, 2003, Troy was involved in a tragic hunting accident and passed away peacefully in Edmonton, AB on Wednesday November 12. Troy was born in Calgary, AB on September 23, 1974 and was raised in Weyburn and Griffin, Sask. While growing up Troy was involved in many sports and accumulated many good friends over the years, which was very important to him. As an adult, Troy moved to Red Deer, AB where he met his future wife, Karla Street and they were married in October 1998. Troy's greatest joy was the birth of his two sons, Brody born Dec 2000 and Ryley born April 2003, and the life he shared with Karla. He loved those boys more than life itself and he loved being a father. He was their giant cuddly bear and he had big plans to share with his boys. Troy had a great love for the outdoors and spent much of his spare time hunting, fishing, camping and quading. Troy's first love was farming and he took every opportunity to come home and help his parents at seeding and harvest. He truly enjoyed his job with Accu-Rate and the people he worked with also became his good friends, or as Troy would say, "My buddy". The fishing trip to Queen Charlotte Islands last year, and to northern Saskatchewan this summer were highlights in Troy's life, and he was already talking about next year's trip. Troy was never happier when he was in these elements. Predeceased by his mother Jane Mabee, brother Michael Mabee, grandfathers Melvin Bakken, Clifton Christopherson and Mervin Dreis, he is survived by his loving wife Karla, sons Brody and Ryley, his parents Colen & Janice Bakken, sister Ashley Bakken, brother Marshall Bakken, also Dale (Penny) Mabee (Melissa, Kayla & Trent), grandfather Hugh Mabee, grandmothers, Muriel Bakken, Dorothy Christopherson and Berty-Lou Dreis. Karla's family: parents Bernie & Arleen Street and brother Steven (Airyn) Street. The eulogy was delivered by Troy's uncle, Lyle Bakken and his sister Ashley read a tribute to "our big brother". Active pallbearers were Stacey Lund, Travis Lund, Dan Eddy, Kelly Bakken, Jaret Dulc and Brad Hazen. Although Troy was not allowed enough time on this earth, he did not miss a beat. There was no down time for Troy, he lived for the moment and he lived life to the fullest. Troy was a big boy with a big heart, a soft heart. Troy is not goneyou just need to look at his sons, to know that Troy is still with us.

BAKUSKO - Lester. On Saturday, June 15, 2002, after a lengthy illness, Lester Bakusko, late of Weyburn, formerly of Goodwater, passed away at the age of 75 years at Souris Valley Extended Care Centre. Lester was predeceased by his parents, William and Hazel Bakusko. He will be lovingly remembered by his wife, Dorothy of Weyburn; daughter, Rhonda of Calgary; son, Hal of Goodwater; brother, Lawrence Bakusko of Estevan; sister, Ann Resler of Regina; sister-in-law, Audrey Young of Carlyle as well as numerous nieces and nephews. Les was born in Lampman, Saskatchewan and raised on a farm near Woodley. After attending Hill Hall School and Woodley School, he worked at various jobs in manufacturing, mining and oil and gas. While working in the oilfields around Goodwater, he met Dorothy Gustafson; they were married in 1960. They took over the Gustafson family farm in 1962 and lived there until 1988, when they moved to Weyburn. Over the years, Les played an active role on the Goodwater Rink Board, Goodwater School Board, and Southeast Saskatchewan Surface Rights Association. Les took pride in farming and pleasure in sharing the farming experience with his family. He particularly enjoyed seeing the different crops and farming practices when he and Dorothy traveled to various states and provinces. His gentle nature, his quick wit, and his keen sense of fun will be dearly missed. A memorial service was held Wednesday, June 19 from Grace United Church, Weyburn. Reverend Hazel Arbon officiated. Interment followed at Hillcrest Cemetery. All in attendance were considered honorary pallbearers.

BALDOCK - Bertha (nee Dionne) Baldock was born on April 24, 1919 in Radville to Donat and Anna Dionne and passed away on November 23, 2001 at the age of 82 years. She was raised on the family farm in the Radville area. She married Orries Hunstad on November 8, 1940 in Radville. They lived at Radville, Brough, Clearfield and farmed near Lake Alma. They moved to Radville in September of 1960. Orries passed away on February 11, 1961. Bertha lived in Radville and raised her six children. She then met and married Ernest Baldock on November 16, 1971 in Weyburn. They lived on a farm in the Gladmar area until he retired to Weyburn. She loved baking and cooking for her six children. Bertha loved to watch baseball and curling on T.V. She did beautiful embroidery work and she crocheted afghans for her family. Bertha and Ernie made a trip to Germany when Linda and Terry were living there. They also made a trip to Toronto, ON when Gordon and Rita lived there. Ernie died November 15, 1991. Bertha then lived in her condo with her son Wayne. In January 1999 she moved to Souris Valley Extended Care Centre and lived there until her passing. Our mother was more than a mother to us. She was also our friend. We all have our own special memories of good times, bad times, and everything in between. Through all of this there was one constant factor. We were always loved. We will miss her and she will always have a special place in our hearts. Predeceased by her parents Donat and Anna Dionne; first husband Orries Hunstad: second husband Ernest Baldock; five brothers: Norbert, Hector, Honore, Morris, Peter Dionne; three sisters: Mary Dionne, Marie Safford, Azelda Ror; son-in-law: Darwin Wallin; great grandson: Joshua Craig. Bertha is survived by two sons; Wayne Hunstad of Weyburn, Gordon (Rita) Hunstad of Calgary, AB; four daughters Shirley Wallin of Weyburn, Delores (Ronald) Toso of Okotoks, Sharon (Robert) Binetruy of Moose Jaw, Linda (Terry) Lahure of Calgary, AB; 12 grandchildren; 11 great grandchildren; her in-laws: Dionne, Hunstad, Baldock, as well as numerous nieces and nephews. A funeral service was held Monday, November 26, 2001 at 2:00 p.m. from the Grace United Church, with Gary W. Goran officiating. Interment followed at Hillcrest Cemetery. Active pallbearers were Troy Wallin, Joe Binetruy, Cory Toso, Chris Lahure, Bradley Labatte, and Marco Hunstad. Honorary pallbearers were L. Babbins, J. Hanson, V. O'Dell, V. Kew, B. Turner, S. Forseth, and P. Dixon.

BALOG - Helen Eva (nee Barsi). On Sunday, January 12, 2003, Helen Eva Balog, late of Weyburn, passed away at Souris Valley Extended Care Centre, at the age of 86 years. Predeceased by her parents, her husband, Geza Balog; sisters Mary Vigh, Margaret Daku, Lillian Worley; brothers Sam and John Barsi. Helen will be lovingly remembered by her family, two sons: Richard (Pat) Balog of Winnipeg, MB, and their children: Brock (Annie) and Brett (Darcia); and Larry (Joyce) Balog of Weyburn, and their children: Tara (Ordean) Kolke and Tyson (Kristin) Balog; a daughter, Dianna Medea of Weyburn; four great grandchildren: Rylan Kolke, Taelyn Kolke, Gabriella Balog and Chloe Balog; five brothers: Steve, Frank, Adam, Joe and Aaron Barsi and one sister, Julia Morland; as well as numerous nieces and nephews. Helen was born November 14, 1916 at 19-12-3-2 Sask. She was raised on a farm just west of Kennedy and attended High Ridge School in the Kennedy district. On June 2, 1937 Helen married Geza Balog at Bekevar Church south of Kipling. They lived on the farm at Bender for 25 years, then moved to Kipling for 25 years. In 1984 she moved to Weyburn and resided here until her passing. Helen enjoyed being a homemaker and worked as a seamstress and a cook in a restaurant. She liked sewing, crocheting, tatting, knitting, cooking, gardening and quilting, and taught 4-H courses in these hobbies. She enjoyed reading novels and playing the slide guitar and was a piano player in an orchestra. Helen followed her grandson as he played hockey and baseball, and was always interested in her grandchildren's achievements. She very much enjoyed helping others learn her hobbies. She was a member of the Presbyterian Church ladies auxiliary, and sewing and quilting groups. Helen won Saskatchewan awards for quilting and her quilts were shown all over Saskatchewan in a traveling art show. One quilt, which featured all of the provincial flowers, was displayed in Regina. She also loved cooking Hungarian dishes. Helen will be lovingly remembered as a happy, jovial and loving wife, mother, grandmother and great grandmother. Funeral service was held Thursday, January 16, 2003 at 2:00 p.m. from Fletcher Funeral Chapel, Weyburn, with Rev. John Ferrier officiating. Special remembrances were given by nephew, Doug Balog and niece, Caren Best. Interment followed in Hillcrest Cemetery, Weyburn. All those in attendance were considered to be honorary pallbearers. The active pallbearers were her grandchildren: Brett Balog, Tara Kolke and Tyson Balog, nephew Doug Balog, niece Caren Best and friend Gerry Kish.

BANERJEE - Dr. Some Nath Banerjee (June 15, 1933 ­ January 14, 2010) passed away suddenly at his birthplace, Kolkata, West Bengal, India on January 14, 2010, with his wife Linda by his side. Dr. Banerjee spent 35 years providing psychiatric services in Weyburn and area. He came to Canada in 1967 and settled in Weyburn where he married and raised his family. He will be sadly missed by his loving wife Linda (nee Metz) and their children Kristine Raychaudhuri (Indraneel); Tamalina Banerjee; Robyn Banerjee (Erin); and granddaughters Jorden and Jade Raychaudhuri. He is survived by one brother and numerous nieces and nephews in India who loved him dearly. He will also be missed by his mother-in-law Anne Metz, John and Donna Germs and children and all of Linda's six brothers and six sisters, their spouses and children. His 50-year medical career started in India where he worked for the World Health Organization. He left India for England in 1961 to pursue further education and specialization in psychiatry and spent several years in Stafford, London and Wales before coming to Saskatchewan in 1967. He was a long-time member of the Weyburn Rotary Club and was involved in various Bengali Associations. Although he spent most of his life in Canada he loved his homeland and always kept in close contact with his family and friends. He was an avid reader throughout his life and collected volumes of books related to history, religion, culture and politics. He traveled extensively to many parts of the world and had many interesting experiences. His detailed, illustrative story-telling of his travels always captivated his audience. He was very devoted to his family and he will be dearly missed. A traditional Hindu service was held in Kolkata following his death. A memorial service will be held in Weyburn at the Grace United Church at 11 am on Saturday Feb 6, 2010.

BANGSUND - Bessie Lenore (nee Doud) passed away peacefully on Thursday, Dec. 14 at Souris Valley Extended Care Centre, Weyburn, at the age of 83 years. Bessie was born and raised on the family farm near Maxim and attended Temple School. After her marriage to Joseph Bangsund in 1942, they lived in Maxim and then moved to the farm a half mile south of the town. There they raised a family of five. Bessie was a devoted and loving wife, mother and grandmother. She had many interests and hobbies, including gardening, curling, bridge, sewing, knitting, writing, dancing and reading. She was an active member of Emmanuel Lutheran Church and was involved in several clubs and organizations in the community. Bessie and Joe retired to Weyburn in 1979, with plans to travel, play bridge and spend time with their growing family. But, in July of 1980, Bessie suffered an aneurysm that left her partially paralyzed, mentally disabled and unable to care for herself. In January of 1981, Bessie became a resident of Souris Valley Extended Care Centre, where she received excellent care for the remainder of her life. She enjoyed musical programs, attended chapel and church services and took part in many other activities in the Centre. Bessie delighted in the visits of family and friends. Her husband, Joe, was a constant visitor until his death in 1998. She was predeceased by her parents: Joseph and Malina Doud; husband Joseph in 1998. Bessie is survived by her five children: Bonnie Olvera of Weyburn; Randle (Marjorie) Bangsund of Weyburn; Darryl (Valerie) Bangsund of Langenburg; Chrystal (Leonard) Herrem of Saskatoon; and Jackie (Bryan) Wilson of Weyburn; 16 grandchildren: Gavin (Sheryl), Dax and Gino (Colette) Olvera; Tricia (Arnold) MacPhail, Brett, Joseph, Kurt and Davin Bangsund; Clayton and Candice Bangsund; John, Nathan and Paul Herrem; Jessi, Cedric and Adam Wilson; two great granddaughters: Lauren and Alexis MacPhail; two brothers: Michael Doud, Langan (Irene) Doud; five sisters: Winnifred Ward, Borgheld Duignan, Ellen Doud, Josephine Bangsund and Dorothy (Lawrence) Robillard); two sisters-in-law: Hilda McLeod and Margarette Bangsund; one brother-in-law, Gilbert (Nora) Bangsund; as well as numerous nieces and nephews. Active pallbearers were: Brett Bangsund, Candice Bangsund, Clayton Bangsund, Davin Bangsund, John Herrem, Gino Olvera, Cedric Wilson and Jessie Wilson, all grandchildren of Bessie Lenore (Doud) Bangsund. Honorary pallbearers were: Lloyd and Bernice Carlson, Lenora McLeod and the staff of Souris Valley Extended Care Centre. Prayers were held on the evening of December 18 at Hastings-Dionne Funeral Home and the funeral service was held on Tuesday, Dec. 19 at 10:30 a.m. at the Souris Valley Extended Care Centre Assembly Hall. Pastor Carol Dennison of Peace Lutheran Church, Weyburn, officiated. Interment was at Hillcrest Cemetery, Weyburn.

BARBER - Ronald E. Barber, age 70 years, passed away February 27, 2001 from cancer at the Pasqua Hospital. Predeceased by his mother and father, Myrtle and Cecil Barber, he is survived by his loving wife June, his children Mal (Delaine), Brendine Mitchell, Carla Barber and Bonita (Barry) Wihak, and his grandchildren Andrew, Marie, David and Julie Barber, Rebecca and Emily Mitchell, Aquina and Forrest Wihak. Ron's early years were in Glentworth. He attended high school at Luther College in Regina and after at Mount Royal College in Calgary, AB. Ron was an excellent athlete and maintained these interests through his children and grandchildren in later years. He enjoyed raising Hanoverian horses and was an avid equestrian fan. Flying was another passion. Ron joined his father in the automobile and machinery business in Weyburn where he was a General Motors dealer for more than 50 years. He served as Provincial President of the Sask. Auto Dealers Association and was a Director of the Federal Auto Dealers Assoc. In addition to the many community, provincial and federal organizations and service clubs in which he was active, he served as Mayor of the City of Weyburn and as President of the Sask. Progressive Conservative Party. Ron was a fair man who had a great love and compassion for people. He highly valued and enjoyed the many friends he made throughout his life. The funeral service was held at St. Vincent de Paul Church in Weyburn at 11:00 a.m. Saturday, March 3 with Rev. Mary Beer and Rev. Ross McMurtry officiating.

BARMAN - Richard Erland Barman passed away peacefully at Hilltop Manor, Weyburn, his home for the past four years, at the age of 85 years. The youngest of ten children (two of whom died in infancy) born to Anna and Erland Barman. Richard was predeceased by his parents and each of his remaining brothers and sisters – Lydia, Henry, Elsie, Arthur, Fanny, Eino and Esther. He grew up on a farm in the Anglo District, and attended Anglo School two miles west of Shaunavon. In the 1940’s he left the farm to work in the north and eventually moved to Weyburn, where he was employed for a number of years by the City of Weyburn. Richard remained a bachelor all his life. While still a young man he suffered from depression, and was admitted and treated at the Saskatchewan Hospital. For many years he was involved with the Weyburn Branch of the Canadian Mental Health Association, receiving support and counselling. He made many friends and acquaintances through his association with the Resource Centre. Richard was very proud of the City of Weyburn and his own contribution over the years in planting trees, particularly along 16th Street and the main road to the Saskatchewan Hospital/Souris Valley building. He often commented to friends about his involvement in helping to beautify the city. He was an avid reader and took a keen interest in the history of Saskatchewan, particularly the southern part of the province. Richard is survived by nephews and friends of long standing. A memorial service was held on Tuesday, September 7 from Fletcher Funeral Chapel, Weyburn. Interment at Hillcrest Cemetery, Weyburn.

BARKER - Norman Richard Frederick passed away peacefully in Weyburn General Hospital on August 24, 2009 at the age of 80 with his wife at his side after an eight month battle with cancer and heart problems. He is predeceased by his father and mother William and Dorothy Barker of South Devon, England as well as his brothers Ronald and David and sister Dorothy. He is survived by his loving wife of 49 years Elinor, son Alan (Pearl), daughter Heather (Earl), grandchildren Lawrence (Tylene), Rebekka, Mark, Virginia, Greg and Elizabeth, great grandchildren Nicholas, Bethany, Dawn, Caiden Caleb, Hannah and Tristan: his sister-in-law Dorothy Barker of England as well as many nieces, nephews and cousins in the UK. Norman joined the Duke of Cornwall Light Infantry and was stationed in Germany before being transferred to the medical corps RAMC where he was stationed in Boar and Far East Land Forces in Malaya. Later he trained as a psychiatric nurse in England and came to Canada in 1957 to work at the Saskatchewan Mental Hospital and later psychiatric centre. His main hobby was gardening. He loved to be with people and enjoyed his coffee group immensely. We will all miss his sense of humour and his kind listening ear.

BARSNESS - Gerald Douglas. It is with sadness we announce the passing of Gerald Douglas Barsness at age 63 on November 7, 2007 at the Grey Nuns Hospital in Edmonton, AB. He was predeceased by his parents Nels and Luella Barsness and is survived by his children: daughter Debby (Ian) Munro and granddaughter Abigail, daughter Shelly (Andy) Zylstra and grandsons Chris, Kevin, and Nicholas, son Mickey Barsness and grandchildren Cody, Michelle and Micheal, son Laurie Barsness (Janette) and grandchildren Alyana and Ryan. He is also survived by his brothers George (Karen) Barsness, Robert (Faye) Barsness and sisters Shirley Barsness, Carol (Terry) Pennock and Sharon (Barry) Ashmore as well as numerous nephews and nieces. Gerald was born July 3, 1944, the third son and second youngest child of Nels and Luella Barsness and grew up on the family farm southwest of Weyburn. He attended Rockfield school and was a member of the Brokenshell 4-H Beef Club for many years. As a young man he worked on the farm and later was employed by the oil industry in southern Saskatchewan. This work led him to Edmonton and later onto the NWT where he was employed by Schlumberger of Canada, doing oil and gas exploration in the far north and offshore in the Beaufort Sea as well as other offshore locations. He maintained a life-long fondness for the north and could relate many interesting stories about his experiences there. Gerald retired from Schlumberger and spent his remaining years in Edmonton. Gerald was a generous and caring person with a terrific sense of humour. He faced the adversity of a serious illness bravely and endured with courage and dignity until the very end of his life. We thank God for Gerald's life and take comfort in the knowledge that he is now at peace. He will be missed. Gerald's cremated ashes will be buried in Weyburn at a later date.

BAUDRIA - Elizabeth (nee Hirsch) late of Weyburn passed away peacefully Thursday December 31, 2009 at the Weyburn Special Care Home at the age of 93 years. She was predeceased by her husband, Wilfred Baudria, her father and mother, Daniel and Eva Hirsch, two brothers, Joseph and David Hirsch, two sisters, Nympha Wickstrom and Emily Doll, her grandchildren, Daniel Maas and David Maas. Elizabeth is survived by her children: Rose Marie (Peter) Maas and family, Joie (Sandy), Mike (Lana); Barry (Annette) Baudria and family, Debbie, Lisa; Paul (Kaye) Baudria and family, Chad (Shelley); Eva (Joseph) Maas and family, Kevin (Pam), Scott (Sherry); Robert (Rhonda) Baudria and family, Dale; Mary Anne (Robert) Schultz and family, Susan (James) Grams, Robbie (Connie); Keith (Sylvia) Baudria and family, Sara Lynn, Mara Beth; Dennis (Pam)Baudria and family, Marie; fourteen great grandchildren; two sisters, Cecilia Lange, Mt. Vernon, Washington and Margaret Stead, Roche Percee along with numerous nieces, nephews and friends. Elizabeth was born in Kingsford on March 21, 1916. Liz spent her youth around the Estevan area. Met and married Wilfred Baudria in 1938 and moved to the Midale, Halbrite area and raised her family. When Wilfred passed away, in 1969, she moved to Weyburn. She kept busy doing alterations and cooking, and became a active member of the St. Mary's Alter Society, Weyburn. Later moving to Bison Manor, where she resided for 19 years. She enjoyed playing cards, bingo and helping many friends and acquaintances in need, she always enjoyed life to the fullest. Liz loved to cook and could always serve up a delicious meal. Making her own bread up to last year as her bread was the best in town. Her passion in life was her family, friends and her faith. The family are grateful for the tender loving care Liz received in her short time at the Weyburn Special Care Home and the family thanks the staff for that. Prayers were held Monday, January 4, 2010 at 7:00 p.m. from St. Vincent de Paul Roman Catholic Church, Weyburn. Funeral mass was held on Tuesday, January 5, 2010 at 10:30 a.m. from St. Vincent de Paul Roman Catholic Church, Weyburn with father Gerry Bauche celebrant. Interment followed at Hillcrest Cemetery, Weyburn. Honorary Pallbearers were all of Elizabeth's grandchildren and active pallbearers were Dale Baudria, Chad Baudria, Robbie Schultz, Mike Maas, Joie Maas and Kevin Maas.

BAUER - Joyce Mae (nee Chilton). On Sunday, January 16, 2000, Joyce Mae Bauer, late of Weyburn, passed away at the City Hospital in Saskatoon at the age of 76 years. Predeceased by her husband, William Bauer, her parents George and Jane Chilton; and two brothers, James and Kenneth Chilton. Joyce is survived by her children: Billie (Cleeve Briere) Bauer; Jane (Jeff) McKerrell; Leo Bauer and Lana Bauer; four grandchildren: Lee and Megan Bauer; Jennifer and Kieran McKerrell; one brother, William (Josephine) Chilton; one sister, Faye (Keith) Fox; as well as numerous nieces and nephews. Joyce was born December 6, 1923 at Redvers, the third child of five to George and Jane Chilton. She was raised and educated in Redvers. She then served in the army, being stationed in Regina and Ottawa. She was trained as a bookkeeper in the army, then lived in Moose Jaw before moving to Weyburn. On February 4, 1950 she married William John Bauer in Weyburn. They raised their family in Weyburn where Joyce worked as a bookkeeper for Great Plains Ford until retiring in 1987. She enjoyed traveling and spending time with her family, especially her grandchildren. A memorial service was held Friday, January 21 at 3:00 p.m. from St. Vincent de Paul Roman Catholic Church, Weyburn, with Father Francis Hengen officiating. Inurnment followed in Hillcrest Cemetery, Weyburn. All those in attendance were considered to be honorary pallbearers. Private family prayers were held Thursday evening.

BAVLE - Delmar Robert Bavle was born August 12, 1931 and passed away quietly in his sleep on May 9, 2002 after a very short and sudden battle with cancer, at the age of 70. He was predeceased by his parents Peter and Catherine. He will be sadly missed and fondly remembered by his wife Joan of 43 years, his two daughters Brenda (Kevin) and her children Josh and Sonia (Cal), Karen (Kenton) and their daughter Tiffany (Chris), sister Lorraine (Vince) and their daughter Kathy (Jose) and their daughter Mallory, brother-in-law Ken (Lorna) and their two sons Darrell, Trevor (Shannon), several cousins as well as many neighbors and friends. Delmar grew up in the McTaggart and Colfax areas attending schools there and moved to Weyburn in 1947 and also attended the Weyburn Collegiate. He worked at Weyburn Hardware, drove the airport bus for three years and then started at Souris Valley in 1952. He worked there until his retirement in 1988 after 35 years of service, retiring at age 57. He then farmed 12 years for what he called "the best boss ever," Cyril Marcotte. Delmar and Joan were married in 1958 and lived at the Weyburn Tailer Court until he built his own home in 1963 on Ash Drive where they both resided until his passing. Delmar had many interests which included camping, fishing, golfing, playing cards, wood working and especially spending time with his three grandchildren. Delmar was also involved with the Weyburn Flying Club for several years. He will be remembered by all he knew for his kindness and always willing to lend a helping hand when it came to fixing things. Funeral service was held Monday, May 13 at 2:00 p.m. at the Knox Presbyterian Church, Weyburn, with Rev. John Ferrier officiating. Interment followed at Hillcrest Cemetery, Weyburn. Honorary pallbearers were Margaret and Calvin McCormick, Irene and Cyril Marcotte, and Helen and Bob Lawrence. The active pallbearers were: Wesley Paul, Raymond Dee, Grant Marcotte, Marlin Maas, Duane Walkeden, and Don Herberholz.

BAYERLE - Lila Magdeline Theresa (nee Eastman). It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of our loving mother, grandmother, aunt, cousin and friend, at the age of 84 years, on May 13, 2010. Lila was predeceased by her parents, Earl and Ida Eastman of Humboldt, SK; five brothers: Arthur (Myrtle) and son Harold of Humboldt, Sask; Roger of Humboldt; Kenneth (Helen) of Richmond, BC; Clifford of Saskatoon, SK; Jackie of Esterhazy and only one sister, Viola (Clarence) Gorsalitz of Prince George, BC; and step mother, Clara (Langkammer). She was also predeceased by her loving husband, Philip Bayerle on May 29, 1988; and her extended family: Joseph and Magdelina Bayerle; brother-in-law, Joseph Bayerle Jr.; Stephen (Mena) Bayerle; brother-in-law, Cameron Selby of Regina and sister-in-law, Mena Bayerle. She leaves to mourn her family of two sons and two daughters: son, Don (Tracy) Bayerle of Regina and grandchildren: Joshua, Shaun, Janelle, Nicole and Corbin; son, Dave (Ferne) Bayerle of Estevan, SK and grandchildren: Chris, Chantel and Kim; daughter, Laureen (Donny) of Regina; daughter, Janet (Randy) Schiller of Weyburn and grandson, Thomas; nephew, Roger Bayerle of Regina; sister-in-law, Margaret Selby; nephew, Stewart of Regina; sister-in-law, Marian Chernenkoff and daughters of Brandon, MB; step-sister, Dianne Langkammer of Humboldt, SK; step-brothers, Stanley and Arnold Langkammer of Humboldt; as well as many nieces, nephews and friends. Lila was born June 26, 1925 at Humboldt, growing up in the Humboldt – Lake Lenore area. She was the third eldest of seven children and last surviving. Lila had one sister, Viola; and five brothers: Arthur, Clifford, Kenneth, Roger and Jack. Her lineage can be traced to George Eastman, of Eastman Kodak fame and as far back as 1515 to Downton Parish, England. In 1942, Lila moved to Weyburn and worked for her Aunt Edna Cruden for 14 years as a hairdresser. Lila, in her younger years, (approx. 1946) took a bout of Tuberculosis. She spent four years at Fort San, during her stay she managed to loose most of one lung. She also spent a short period of time in Saskatoon recuperating. One story she shared regarded her stay at Fort San, patients were issued toques, kept in their beds, and rolled out onto the veranda during the cold winter days. Lila married Philip Christopher Bayerle on November 6, 1957 at St. Augustine Church in Humboldt. Raising four children, Don, Dave, Laureen and Janet was a full time job. She did manage to remain a 30 year member of the C.W.L. and as well the Legion Ladies Auxiliary Branch #47, Weyburn. Lila enjoyed reading, writing in her journal, gardening, watching soaps and spending time with her family, especially pizza and movie nights. Her grandchildren were her greatest joys. She could also be found sitting outside on warm summer nights with the ladies of her apartment building. She also enjoyed shopping and going for coffee with her best friend, Jessie Rainey. You knew she was about when her smurf-blue valiant was spotted down town. Lila will be dearly missed by all family and friends. Prayers were said Wednesday, May 19 at Fletcher Funeral Chapel, Weyburn. A private family service was held Thursday, May 20 at Fletcher Funeral Chapel with Fr. Gerry Bauche officiating. Interment followed in Green Acres Memorial Gardens, Weyburn.

BAYERLE - Mena (nee Deimert). On Tuesday, March 7, 2000, Mena Bayerle, late of Weyburn, passed away at the Weyburn General Hospital at the age of 72 years. Predeceased by her parents, Herman and Huldine Deimert, one brother, Edmond Deimert, and two infant brothers. Mena will be lovingly remembered by her husband, Stephen Bayerle of Weyburn and their son, Roger Bayerle of Regina; four brothers: Ralph (Irene) Deimert of Delia, AB; Louie (Ann) Deimert of Vulcan, AB; Ervin (Norma) Deimert of Saskatoon; and Eric (Lenore) Deimert of Vulcan, AB; seven sisters: Johanna (Emil) Buss of Lang; Elma Buss of Medicine Hat, AB; Dena Hill of Regina; Helanda Hartung of Vulcan, AB; Lorraine (Clarence) Volkman of New Serepta, AB; Eileen (Malcolm) Mackinnon of Medicine Hat, AB; and Doreen (Al) Widmer of Medicine Hat, AB; two sisters-in-law: Margaret Selby of Regina, and Marian Cherenkoff of Brandon, MB; as well as numerous nieces and nephews. Wilhelmena Augustina Bayerle was born August 9, 1927 in Weyburn. She grew up in Weyburn as part of the Herman and Huldine Deimert family, complete with 11 brothers and sisters. She attended Souris School. On August 15, 1951, Mena married Stephen Bayerle in Weyburn, and she has resided in Weyburn all her life. During the 50's and 60's she served as a receptionist/secretary at two Weyburn medical clinics. She then worked as office manager and sales person for Pleckham Agencies for 27 years. Mena kept busy taking care of her family, husband Stephen and son, Roger, and helping friends and relatives. She enjoyed reading crossword puzzles, and brought good cheer and love to all in her life. She attended Evangelical and Catholic Church in Weyburn. Mena and Stephen celebrated their 40th and 49th anniversary and she enjoyed the trip to Hawaii she took with her husband and family. She will be lovingly remembered and sadly missed by all she knew and loved. Prayers were said Sunday, March 12, at 7:00 p.m. from St. Vincent de Paul Roman Catholic Church, Weyburn. Funeral mass was held Monday, March 13, at 10:00 a.m. from St. Vincent de Paul Roman Catholic Church with Father Francis Hengen and Pastor Keith Taylor officiating. Interment followed in Green Acres Memorial Gardens, Weyburn. The active pallbearers were nephews: David Bayerle, Donald Bayerle, Wayne Buss, Brent Christopherson, Brian Hill and Keith Hill.

BAYERLE - Stephen, late of Weyburn, passed away on August 20, 2008 at the age of 87 years. Stephen was predeceased by his parents, Joseph and Magdalena Bayerle; wife, Mena Bayerle; two brothers, Philip and Joseph Bayerle and brother-in-law, Cameron Selby. Stephen will be lovingly remembered by his son, Roger Bayerle of Regina; two sisters, Margaret Selby of Regina and Marian Chernenkoff of Brandon, MB; sister-in-law, Lila Bayerle of Weyburn, as well as many nieces, nephews, cousins, relatives and friends. The Funeral Service was held on Saturday, August 23, 2008 at 1:00 p.m. from St. Vincent de Paul Roman Catholic Church, Weyburn, with Fr. Gerry Bauche officiating. Interment took place in Green Acres Memorial Gardens, Weyburn.

BEACH - Cecilia (nee MacGregor). On Saturday, August 21, 2010, Cecilia Beach passed away at Tatagwa View Long Term Care Facility in Weyburn, at the age of 87 years. She was predeceased by her parents, George and Williamina MacGregor; her husband of 45 years, Russell Beach on August 11, 1990 and by her granddaughter, Dawn Beach in 1998. Celia will be lovingly remembered by her family, five sons: Wayne Beach of Weyburn; Douglas (Joan) Beach of Weyburn; Gordon (Helen) Beach of Calgary, AB; Allan (Judy) Beach of Weyburn, and Stuart (Kim) Beach of Red Deer, AB; ten grandchildren: Darla (Michael) Larson, Stacey Gropp, Tim (Cherry) Beach, David (Lynn) Beach, Annette Beach, Erin (Peter) Telfer, Jacquelyn Beach, Jennifer (Blake) McMullen, Tricia (Josh) Melnyk and Susan (Ian) Fleck; 14 great grandchildren; her brother, Gordon MacGregor of England; four nephews and one niece and sister-in-law, Betty (Paul) Kish of Regina. Cecilia MacGregor was born January 29, 1923 in Glasgow, Scotland. She grew up in Glasgow with one younger brother, attending school and secretarial school. She met Russell Beach when he visited her office while serving in the Air Force during WWII. They were married June 4, 1945 in Glasgow, Scotland. After the war, Russell returned to Canada in January of 1946. Cecilia followed in June by way of the Queen Mary, arriving at Pier 21 in Halifax, NS. She made her way to Weyburn, by rail to become a farm wife and raise five boys. She lived on the farm until 1999 when she moved into Weyburn for the remainder of her years. Cecilia enjoyed gardening and all types of handiwork. She loved entertaining both family and friends, and they looked forward to sampling her famous shortbread! She would often tell stories of growing up in Scotland and what it was like coming to Canada as a new bride. She was able to return for many visits to her home, and she thoroughly enjoyed visiting with her brother. Cecilia enjoyed singing and was a member of Octavius Singers for many years as well as being involved in her community theatre. She was a member of Grace United Church where she taught Sunday School, belonged to the U.C.W. and sang faithfully in the choir. She also served as a Co-op Board member. After Russell passed away, she continued to live in their new house on the farm where she always had an ‘open door’ for her grandchildren and her many friends. Celia was a wonderful, loving Mother and Grandmother, as well as a valued friend to many. Funeral service was held Tuesday, August 24, at 2:00 p.m. from Grace United Church, Weyburn, with Rev. M. Barnabas officiating. Annette gave a tribute to her grandmother on behalf of all the grandchildren. Octavius Singers joined the church choir to sing many of her favorite hymns, led by April Sampson. Interment followed on Wednesday, August 2 at Hillcrest Cemetery, Weyburn. All of her grandchildren were pallbearers.

BEALE - Colin Bruce Beale late of Weyburn passed away on February 22, 2007 at the age of 51 years. He was predeceased by his father James Beale; his sister Colleen Joy; step-father Ray Hall; special grandparents, Albert and Lida Ruller. Colin is survived by his loving partner, Marleen Holtz, Weyburn and her children: Janna Holtz (Graeme McBeth) of Weyburn, Jordan Holtz, Moose Jaw; his children: Sara (Chad) Sletten, Blackfalds, AB and their sons, Brayden, Brett and Zack, Paul Beale, Calgary, AB, Daniel Beale, Blackfalds, AB, Calin Beale, Weyburn and their mother Janet Beale, Weyburn; his mother Rhoda Hall, Edmonton, AB; his two brothers: Calvin (Maureen) Beale, Burnaby, BC, Jim (Lori) Beale, Regina; his aunt Marge Mailer, Stoney Plain, AB as well as several nieces and nephews. Colin Bruce Beale was born June 2, 1955, in Calgary, AB, to Rhoda and Jim Beale. At the age of five, he moved to Weyburn with his mother and two brothers, where they moved in with Grandpa and Grandma Ruller. He attended Elgin School, Weyburn Junior High and Weyburn Comprehensive School. Colin was very active in music, sports and drama throughout his school years. He was a lead singer in the choral groups and played several instruments. He excelled at all sports and still holds the record for shot-putt, something that all three of his sons tried to beat but were never able to. Summers were spent at music and hockey camps, and the cottage at Good Bird's Point where Colin and his brothers loved to fish with their grandpa. He was active in Cubs and the Legion band, along with hockey and baseball. After graduation in 1973, Colin worked in Weyburn for a few months and then headed to Alberta. He and Janet lived in Camrose the first year of their marriage, then moved back to Weyburn where he sold houses for Frontier Homes. Their first child, Sara, was born in 1976. In 1978 they moved to Didsbury, AB, where Colin began his electrical career and their first son Paul was born. In 1983 Colin moved his family back to Weyburn and started his electrical company. During this time his sons Daniel and Calin were born. In1986 Colin starting working as an electrician, at Canada Wire (now Nexans). He was employed there until his passing and made many friends there over the years. He still loved to play hockey, now with the Old-Timers. He was very active in the church using his musical skills, also singing the anthem at hockey games and playing the drums in local bands. It was at church that Colin met Marleen, who often accompanied him on the piano when he performed as a soloist. In 1992 they began their life together, with Janna and Jordan, and new puppy Misty. Their canine family grew with the birth of Sydney, and the adoption of little "Tommy Douglas", the beagle who held a special place in Colin's heart. Colin loved to spend time with his children, and he and Marleen made many trips to Alberta to visit with family. In his spare time, Colin loved to play golf, a passion that he shared with his children. In 1999, he became a grandpa with the birth of Brayden, followed by Brett in 2001 and Zack in 2004. Colin and Marleen shared 15 years of special memories, with much laughter and joy in each other's company. They had many plans for the future, but were happy just to be together. They never took each other for granted, and there was nothing Colin wouldn't do for his "Marly". They shared a special bond that will never be broken. Colin's thoughtful ways and generous nature shone through in everything he did. His optimistic outlook and easygoing manner enabled him to see the beauty and potential in each new day. His gentle spirit will be sadly missed. A memorial service for Colin will be held on Saturday, April 7, at 11:00 a.m. from Zion Lutheran Church, Weyburn, with Rev. Daniel Krauss and Pastor Martin Olson, officiating. The honorary pallbearers will be Brian Rasmussen, Alan Hamann, Michael Hamann, Doug Machan, Garry Windecker and Marvin Windecker. Interment will follow at Hillcrest Cemetery, Weyburn

BEARD - Patricia Margaret (nee Garritty) Beard, late of Weyburn, SK passed away February 25, 2013, at the age of 95 years. Patricia was predeceased by her parents; her husband, Roy Beard; infant son; brothers and sisters-in-law: Gordon (Margaret), Bernie (Irene), Gerard (Helen), Quentin 'Bud' and Harold Gutheil. Patricia is survived by her son, Jim (Evelyn) Beard, Weyburn; four grandchildren: Susan (Tim) Oberik, Wesley (Vera) Beard, Barry (Laurie) Beard and Arron Beard; seven great-grandchildren and two great great-grandchildren; sister, Gwen Gutheil; sister-in-law, Grace Garritty as well as several nieces and nephews. On the evening of February 25, 2013, Pat slipped away peacefully. Pat was born Patricia Margaret Garritty on the north farm at Trossachs, SK to parents, Mae and Charlie Garritty. She was the first girl with two older brothers, Gordon and Bernward (ìBernieî). When Pat was two the family moved to the hamlet of Trossachs. The Garritty family grew with a brother Gerard, a sister Gwen and another brother Quentin or ìBudî as he was known. Pat took her schooling in Trossachs at Brokenshell school. She excelled in math, often in competition with former Governor General Gerald Bouey. As a young girl Pat loved to play ball but admitted she could bat but couldnít run ìso they chased me around the bases with a stickî. After grade 12, Pat went to work on various farms cooking for $5 a month. On November 11, 1935 she married Roy Beard and they moved to the Wickman farm where Roy had grown up. A son was born who died in infancy. In 1937 a son Jim was born. Pat loved to curl in her younger years. In 1939, the team of Amelia Miller, Lorraine Moore, Ida Garritty and Pat Beard were Ladies Provincial Curling Champs. In later years when watching curling on T.V. she sat on the edge of her chair and said she threw and swept every rock. ìI love to hear the sound of the broom slapping the ice and the hollering of ìhurry hardî. In order to supplement the farm income, Pat went to work as a cook for a bridge construction crew for the Saskatchewan Department of Highways while Jim and Roy stayed home and farmed. She worked as a cook for 30 years. Many a delicious apple and pumpkin pie and cinnamon buns were baked. Sewing kept her busy when the crew built bridges in the far north. She sported some fancy fortrel pant suits. Pat knew every bingo in Saskatchewan and no matter where she went she met someone she knew. Pat and Roy retired, sold the farm and moved to Weyburn. Roy passed away August 27, 1997 at the age of 87. Pat remained in Bison Manor until 2007 when she moved to Weyburn Special Care home. She made many new friends among the residents and staff and enjoyed the activities especially the bowling, bingo and cards. The staff were very kind and caring to her. Even after her stroke she wasnít speaking but would give them a smile and a wink. We no longer heard her favorite expression "holy doodle". Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Thursday, April 18, 2013 at 10:30 a.m. from St. Vincent de Paul Roman Catholic Church, Weyburn, SK. Interment to follow at Green Acres Memorial Gardens, Weyburn, SK. Honorary Pallbearers will be Morris Miller, Dean Miller, Dave Stockham, Gerald Gutheil, Wesley Beard, Barry Beard, Arron Beard and Keenan Karatchuk.

BEATON - Dayna Lee. On Tuesday, January 11, 2000, Dayna Lee Beaton, late of Weyburn, passed away at the age of 18. She was predeceased by one brother, Kevin Beaton; and her grandfathers: John Beaton and Henry (Hank) Guider. Dayna is survived by her loving family: her parents David and Debbie Beaton; her sisters and brother: Lisa (Shawn) Fellner, Chris Beaton, Stacy (Morgan Sanheim) Beaton of Regina; niece Mayson (Dayna Sanheim) Beaton of Francis; nephew Drew Fellner all of Weyburn; two grandmas Inez Guider of Weyburn, and Virginia Beaton of Regina; great grandma Christina Dillen of Regina; two aunts: Kim (James) Johnstone of Carlyle, and their family: Candis, Randi, and Matthew; and Carol (Ray) Simon of Africa and their family: Tyler, Whitney and Spencer; as well as numerous great aunts, uncles, cousins and friends. Dayna was born in Regina on June 11, 1981. Dayna was a fighter right from the start - having been born with asthma, hearing loss, and unique ears. She grew up in Griffin and later moved to Weyburn in 1990. In 1991, Dayna was named the Corby Cup Girl, in which she helped in the official opening of the Elks Corby Cup. Dayna was a very active little girl. She enjoyed swimming, baseball, reading, and even going to school. As Dayna grew older her main hobby became reading. Dayna was employed at the Zippy Mart for the last year and a half. Dayna loved beingwith her family, being an aunty, and hanging out or going for coffee with her friends. Everyone who knew Dayna, knew her great sense of humor and that special twinkle in her eyes. She will be sadly missed and forever loved by all those who knew her. Prayers were said Friday, January 14 at 7:00 p.m. from Fletcher Funeral Chapel. The funeral service was held Saturday, January 15 at 2:30 p.m. from Silver Heights Bible Church with Pastor Kent Martens officiating. Interment followed in Hillcrest Cemetery, Weyburn. All those in attendance were considered honorary pallbearers. The active pallbearers were: Candis Johnstone, Randi Johnstone, Tanya Myers, Renae Affie, Greg Stewart, and Lindsey Bousfield.

BEATTIE - Douglas Walls. On Thursday, October 25, 2007, Douglas Walls Beattie passed away at the Weyburn General Hospital at the age of 88 years, with his daughter by his side. Doug was predeceased by his parents, George and Anne Beattie and by one sister, Edna Mae Grandbois. He is survived by his loving wife of 65 years, Bonnie Beattie of Weyburn, and their family: one daughter, Jan (Jim) Keating of Weyburn, and their daughters, Tara and Trenna Keating, both of Regina; one son, Craig Beattie of Alberta and his children: Cory (Jackie) Beattie of St. Albert, AB and their family: Cole, Erica and Nicholas; Nina (Gary) Ulmer of Stony Plain, AB and their son, Angus; Jaret (Assunta) Beattie of St. Albert, AB and their son, Francesco; one daughter-in-law, Brenda Beattie (John Evans), as well as numerous nieces, nephews, in-laws, relatives and friends. Doug was the second child of George Beattie and Anne Walls. His sister, Edna Mae, was seven years his senior. George Beattie was a blacksmith and artisan from Scotland. He came to Canada around 1905 and married Anne Walls from England in 1912. Douglas was born on July 22, 1919 in Verdun, Quebec. When Doug was five years old, he had his first run in with "woman trouble". A little French girl hit him over the head with a lead pipe and he suffered convulsive seizures. The family doctor advised George and Anne to move out west where the dryer climate would be better for Doug's health. They first settled in Bienfait where his father got work in the mine as a blacksmith. It was the "Dirty Thirties" and work was scarce so the family moved several times before settling in Verwood. Doug spent his youth in Verwood and received his high school education here. While living in Verwood, Doug developed an interest in music. His father had a 2-row button accordion and a violin. At age nine, Doug made his first appearance on stage in the town hall. He played "Kiss Me Again." People were amazed at such a young fellow playing this popular love song. As a teenager, Doug got the chance to play in a band. He quickly learned that the violin was getting drowned out by the other instruments. The only other instrument in the house was the 2-button accordion so he went back to playing it. When he could afford it, he bought his first "piano accordion." In 1940, he signed up at the temporary recruiting station in Regina to join the Royal Canadian Air Force. Prior to this, he spent six months in Youth Training School in Moose Jaw. He learned metal work and tinsmithing. Later he was sent to the Toronto Manning Pool where he learned drill marching and parade square formations. He was posted to St. Thomas, ON and then to Rivers, MB to serve as an airframe mechanic on Avro Anson twin-engine aircraft. While stationed in Rivers, Doug met a young waitress working in Brandon, MB, named Velma Irene Maxted, but everyone called her "Bonnie". Romance blossomed and on September 15, 1942 they were wed. They just celebrated their 65th wedding anniversary September, 2007. During the war, his parents had moved to Weyburn. Then the war ended and Doug needed work. His father suggested they form a partnership and purchase a blacksmith shop from Louis Bell. In 1945, he moved his bride from Brandon to Weyburn. When his father retired, Doug got work as a journeyman welder for the Department of Highways and worked there until his retirement. He continued with his interest in music and played in a band called the Vagabonds. They played for dances at Club 13 and for many occasions in the surrounding community. They also played at Legion most Saturday nights. He also taught accordion lessons for many years. Doug served as an active member with the Weyburn Legion and had a Lifetime Membership. He was also a Mason for a time. Some of his other interests were golf, gardening, love of animals and birds, family gatherings, and suppers every Saturday night with special friends. During the final months of his life, Doug joined his wife, Bonnie, at Tatagwa View Nursing Home. The family would like to thank the staff for making his last days as pleasant as possible. Thanks Dad for just being "You." Heaven is already a better place because you are there. God will take care of you until we meet again. Funeral service was held Wednesday, October 31 at 2:00 p.m. from Calvary Baptist Church, Weyburn, with Rev. Doug Loden officiating and organist Mary Johnston. Jan Keating gave the Eulogy and fond remembrances of Grandpa were given by grandson, Jaret Beattie. Granddaughter, Tara Keating did a Power Point presentation of her Grandpa's life and sang "Where've You Been" with words adapted for the occasion from the original song. Variations Choir, directed by Sheri Mahnke and accompanied by Gail Murray sang, "Nearer, Still Nearer." "The Lord's Prayer" was sung by Gerald Alexander. Members of the Royal Canadian Legion Branch #47 formed the Honor Guard and Rev. John Ferrier led in the Last Post Service. Interment followed at Green Acres Memorial Gardens, Weyburn, with Active Pallbearers: Cory and Jaret Beattie, Gary Ulmer, Ken Meckling, Neil and Tyson Eddy. The family wishes to thank all those who participated in the service, the Baptist ladies who served at the lunch, and the many friends who visited and sent flowers or made donations.

BECK - Mary (nee Laliberte) McCabe Beck. On Wednesday, November 13, 2002, Mary Beck, late of Weyburn, passed away at Weyburn Special Care Home, at the age of 94 years. Predeceases by her parents, Ernest and Marie Laliberte; first husband, William James McCabe; second husband, Leonard Beck; brothers and sisters and one grandson, Brent Waller. Mary is survived by one son, Ernie McCabe of Ogema and his children, Gwen McCabe of Regina, Bill (Tracey) McCabe of Ogema, Rick (Leanne) McCabe of Slave Lake, AB, and Janice (Jeff) Iverson of Ogema; one daughter, Yvonne (Ron) Waller of Moose Jaw and their children, Mary Ann (Dennis) Allan of Medicine Hat, AB and Teresa (Randy) Willfong of Moose Jaw; as well as numerous great grandchildren; sister-in-law, Edith Laliberte of Ogema; brother-in-law, Hugo Erickson of Regina; granddaughter-in-law, Karen Walla and her two children, Tianna and Kelly; and many nieces and nephews. Mary Marie Beck was born May 15, 1908 at Chicopee, Massachusetts, U.S.A. She lived a full life and had many hobbies. She loved to cook, especially her home made bread. Mary did many crafts like knitting, crocheting and she loved to sew. She made quilts and gave them to her grandchildren. Mary had a very positive side of life and always saw the best side of everyone she knew. Her greatest love and interest was her family. She enjoyed her music best of all. Mary loved her phone calls and always said, "And what did you do today?" A memorial service was held Monday, November 18, 2002 at 2:00 p.m. from Calvary Baptist Church, Weyburn with Pastor Wally Frank officiating. All those in attendance were considered to be honorary pallbearers. Members of the Alexandria Rebakah's attended as a body. Interment will be at a later date.

BECKER - Althea Violet (nee Hemphill). On Friday, May 12, 2000, Althea Violet Becker, late of Weyburn, passed away at the Weyburn General Hospital at the age of 76 years. Predeceased by her parents, Harry and Lavina Hemphill; her husband, George Becker; her son, Douglas Becker; brother Harry Hemphill; sister Jean; sister-in-law Marion; brother-in-law Alex; and parents-in-law, Clifton and Edith Becker. Althea is survived by her granddaughter, Marcie and her daughter-in-law, Marlene of Weyburn; three brothers: Norman (Jean), George (Elva) and Harvey; three sisters: Colleen (Elvin), Edna (Charles) and Gertie; sister-in-law, Joyce; as well as numerous nieces, nephews and cousins. Althea Violet Becker was born January 16, 1924 on the family farm south of Weyburn. Moving to Weyburn in 1929, she attended Assiniboia School and the Weyburn Collegiate. She worked at the mental hospital in Weyburn as a psych nurse for one and a half years, then at Canada Safeway until July 1945 when she married George Becker of the South Sask. Regiment, having returned from five years army service overseas. They had met as teenagers at Carlyle Lake and corresponded during the war. They were married in Knox Presbyterian Church in Weyburn on July 11, 1945. She and George had one son, Douglas born May 12, 1949 and one very special granddaughter, Marcie, who was the joy of her life, born September 23, 1985. Douglas passed away January 1, 2000. Althea was a member of Knox Presbyterian Church since 1944 and taught Sunday School for 28 years, and was the leader of the Lily Simpson Mission Band for children of the church for many years. She belonged to the Daughters of the Kirk as well as the ladies Orange Benevolent Assoc. of British America. Her life was her family. She lived in Weyburn all her life, spending summers at their cottage at Carlyle Lake with George until he passed away June 24, 1988. Funeral service was held Tuesday, May 16 at 2:00 p.m. from Fletcher Funeral Chapel, Weyburn, with Rev. John Ferrier officiating. Interment followed in Hillcrest Cemetery, Weyburn. The active pallbearers were: Clarence Goebel, Bryan Kwochka, Jay Robins, Larry Eskdale, Elwood Whitrow and Garry Holtz.

BECKER - Douglas Wayne Becker of Weyburn passed away unexpectedly on January 1, 2000 at the age of 50 years. Doug was predeceased by his father George Becker and father-in-law Frederick McGregor. Doug is survived by Marlene, his loving wife of 24 years, and Marcie, his cherished 14-year-old daughter of Weyburn; his mother, Althea Becker of Weyburn; his mother-in-law Rosie McGregor, of Estevan; and numerous aunts, uncles and cousins. Doug was born May 12, 1949 in Weyburn where he lived most of his life. After completing high school at the Weyburn Collegiate Institute in 1968, Doug attended university in Regina where he obtained his B.Ed. (Social Studies) and B.A. (History) degrees in 1972. He taught at Viceroy where he also served as principal 1972-1975. On July 7, 1975 Doug married Marlene McGregor in Estevan and they made their home together in Weyburn. Doug assumed teaching and principal duties at Halbrite where he served 1975-1991 until Halbrite School was closed. He then started teaching high school at Midale Central School from 1991 until the present where he was still employed at the time of his passing. Doug and Marlene were married for 10 years before they were blessed with the birth of their daughter Marcie, an only child just like her parents. Marlene and Doug travelled extensively before Marcie's arrival and enjoyed numerous family vacations since. Doug was a dedicated and respected teacher who appreciated and enjoyed his job. He was always enthusiastic, happy and friendly. He was a sincere, down-to-earth person with a good sense of humor. He was a devoted husband, father and son with family being his top priority in life. Leisure time was filled with a variety of activities including spectator sports (especially hockey and football, cheering on the Weyburn Red Wings and the Sask. Roughriders), reading, collecting, listening to music, watching movies, playing Scrabble, visiting, and just enjoying his homelife. Over the years he had served in various capacities in the church and school organizations and he enjoyed coaching volleyball. Doug's life seemed short but full, and he will be sadly missed by the many people whose lives he has touched. A comforting funeral service celebrating Doug's life was held in the Weyburn Free Methodist Church on Tues., January 4 at 2:00 p.m. with Rev. Wade Fitzpatrick and Rev. Kevin Bishop officiating. Interment was at the Hillcrest Cemetery, Weyburn. Funeral arrangements were entrusted to Fletcher Funeral Chapels. A memorial scholarship in Doug Becker's name is being established for the students at Midale Central School.

BECKER - Mary (nee Schultz). On Thursday, August 23, 2001, Mary Becker passed away at Weyburn Special Care Home, at the age of 95 years. Predeceased by her parents, Stefan and Magdelina Schultz; her husband, Felix Becker; five brothers: Max, John, Stephen, Peter and Frank; four sisters: Gertrude, Elizabeth, Margaret and Mamie. Mary is survived by one brother, Carl (Helen) Schultz; three sisters: Lynn Pare, Ann Thibault and Helen (Owen) Campbell. Mary was born February 20, 1906 on the Schultz family homestead, near McTaggart, in a sod house, the fourth child of Stefan and Magdalina Schultz. This was the year after Saskatchewan became a province. When she was seven years old, her mother died suddenly, just one day after the family had moved from the small sod house into their newly built fieldstone house. Mary's dad was left a widower, with seven children, the oldest being 14 and the youngest one year old. Relatives took the two youngest, Gertie and Betty, into their homes, the other five took on responsibilities very early in life. In 1916 when Mary was 10 years old, her dad married Anna Becker, a widow with two children, then Betty and Gertie moved back home. Five more children came along making a grand total of 14 in this blended family. Mary attended Muckamore School and being the kind and nurturing type of person she was, took on a lot of the care of the younger ones. Her gentle kindly ways were loved by the other children, and many chastenings and spankings were avoided because of her intervention. On September 25, 1934, Mary and Felix Becker were married in the McTaggart Church. They took up farming close to the family farm. Although Mary and Felix had no children, they had lots of nieces and nephews and brothers and sisters visiting frequently. Mary took care of her brother Frank when he was in his early teens and had to quit school for health reasons, and her sister Gertie spent some years with her while recuperating from T.B. After retiring from farming, Mary and Felix moved to Weyburn. They were faithful members of St. Vincent de Paul Roman Catholic Church. Mary was a long time CWL member and Felix a dedicated Knights of Columbus. Mary was a wonderful cook, and enjoyed sharing her strudel with family and friends. She tenderly cared for Felix in his declining years of illness, keeping him home as long as possible. He passed away in 1989 at Souris Valley, where she never missed a day being with him to comfort and help care for him. In 1984 they celebrated a wonderful 50th wedding anniversary. Mary was a devout Catholic Christian with a strong faith in her Lord God. Prayer time was special for her, right up to the end. Due to wonderful help of Carl and Helen, and the assistance of Home Care, Mary was able to stay in her home with Gertie, until six years ago when they both went to the Weyburn Special Care Home. Gertie passed away there in 1998, leaving Mary missing her a lot. The family is grateful for the compassionate care shown to her by the staff. We will miss you Mary; you are at peace now, no more pain or sadness, only joy everlasting. Prayers were said Friday, August 24 at 7:00 p.m. from Fletcher Funeral Chapel, Weyburn. The funeral mass was held Saturday, August 25 at 2:00 p.m. from St. Vincent de Paul Roman Catholic Church, Weyburn, with Father Francis Hengen Celebrant. Interment followed in Hillcrest Cemetery, Weyburn. All those in attendance were considered to be honorary pallbearers. The active pallbearers were: David Campbell, Colleen Campbell, Leonard Schultz, Robert Schultz, Larry Schultz, and Bryan Schultz.

BEDORE - Dorothy Mae (nee Adamson) passed away peacefully at Regina General Hospital on December 27, 2006 with her family by her side. Dorothy was born May 13, 1934 in Ernfold. Dorothy was predeceased by her son Micheal Bedore, her parents Yuburn and Elizabeth Adamson; her sister Audrey Parr; her brother Donald Adamson; her husband Cliff Bedore; her granddaughter Christa Campbell and her great grandchildren Chardae Bedore and Lawson Bedore. Left to celebrate her life are her children: Carol (Craig) Campbell, Prince Albert, Robert (Janet) Bedore, Weyburn, Kathy Miller, Regina, Garry (Tracey) Bedore, Weyburn and Brenda Bedore, Weyburn. Her beloved grandchildren Shanna (Danny) Bedore, Tammy Bedore, Todd (Angela) Bedore, Courtney (Kelly) Vandevord, Christopher Campbell, Joshua (Crystal) Bedore, Ryan Bedore, Brett (Amanda) Bedore, Curtis Bedore, Erik Bedore, Teri Miller, Ben Bedore and Dillion Kronberger. Her adoring great grandchildren Sheryse, Haylie and Mauriah Bedore, Kayla, Terell, Anthony, Tristan and Keigan Bedore, Dakken, Sloane and Khloe Bedore, Joshua, Emily and Hailey Bedore, and Carson Campbell. Her nephews, Howard Parr, Darrel and Lee Adamson and special niece Debbie Tollefson. Dorothy had a way of making each and every one of us feel special and loved. She cherished the time she spent with her grandkids. They were the loves of her life. When she wasn't doting on her family you could find her indulging in one of her "passions", curling. At any given time you could find her visiting with the "Girls" huddled around the TV cheering for their team. Dorothy's baking was legendary. If family or friends were coming to visit you were sure to find your favorite goodies when you arrived. When she did take time for herself you could find her doing one of crafts, needlepoint patterns, knitting afghans or crocheting dollies. Dorothy lived her life to the fullest of her ability. She will be remembered with love and happy memories, for the amazing soul that she was. The family would like to make a special acknowledgement to the "Girls:" Rita Hallberg, Margret Hoskings, Carole Watson and Lil Tribiger. You are the reasons why we had so many extra years to share with her. She loved each of you more then you will ever know. She left here knowing how much she was loved and cared for. Thank You. The funeral service was held on Saturday, December 30, at 2:00 p.m. from RD Family Funeral Chapel, Weyburn with Rev. John Ferrier officiating. All of Dorothy's grandchildren were considered honorary pallbearers. Interment followed at Hillcrest Cemetery, Weyburn.

BEDORE - Michael 'Mick' Clifford Bedore passed away November 19, 2001, at the age of 38 years. Michael was born in Weyburn on March 14, 1963. Michael was predeceased by his father Clifford, and a special remembrance to his grandparents Elizabeth and Yuburn Adamson. Michael leaves to mourn, in his memory his mother Dorothy, his son Ben, sisters Carol (Craig) Campbell; Betty (Bud) McCumber of Tichborne, ON; Brenda Bedore and Kathy Miller; his brothers Robert (Janet) and Garry (Tracy); nieces and nephews Christopher and Courtney Campbell; Todd and Brett Bedore, Shauna and Tammy Bedore; Terri Miller; Josh, Ryan, Curtis and Eric Bedore. Mick became a journeyman mechanic at an early age and was employed at Hillview Sales and Service until the time of his brain injury ten years ago. Even from an early age, he loved to know how things ran. Mick was always available if you needed a hand to fix something mechanical. His favorite past time was sitting at Zippy Mart or at Zellers coffee shop visiting and talking with people. Those who knew and understood his illness thoroughly enjoyed his company. A graveside service was held November 22, at Hillcrest Cemetery, Weyburn. Rev. John Ferrier officiated. Pallbearers were his nephews Todd, Brett, Josh, Ryan, Curtis, Eric, and Christopher. All those who attended were considered honorary pallbearers. We would like to thank the members of A.A. and N.A. for their strong efforts in the last few months, with special thanks to George.

BEDORE - Sloane Elizabeth Rae. It is with deep sadness and broken hearts that we announce the passing of our beautiful daughter, Sloane. Sloane Elizabeth Rae Bedore was predeceased by her great grandparents: Bill Bamber, Gordon McLeod, Hans-Joachim Dahl, Clifford & Dorothy Bedore and one cousin, Lawson Bedore. Sloane is survived by her loving family: Todd & Angela Bedore, Dakken and Khloe Bedore, Weyburn, grandparents: Rae & Ev McLeod, Saskatoon, Bob & Janet Bedore, Weyburn, uncles & aunts: Duane McLeod & Connor, Regina, Brett & Amanda Bedore & their children: Brooklyn & Brock Bedore, Weyburn, great-grandparents: Lee McLeod, Weyburn, Agnes Bamber, Edmonton, AB, Glen & Cecile Rasmussen, Weyburn, as well as numerous aunts, uncles, cousins, & friends. Sloane Elizabeth Rae Bedore was born on December 13 of 2000 at Regina. She passed away in Weyburn, on September 26, 2010 at the age of nine years. She was an extremely happy child from day one. Sloane enjoyed learning new things and meeting new people everyday. She payed careful attention to details and would let you know if you were making any mistakes. Although many things were very challenging for Sloane, she never shied away from these challenges and attempted each new feat with a smile. Whenever she accomplished the task at hand she would cheer “I did it!”. Sloane has enjoyed being a part of the Weyburn Silver Seals Swim Club, never caring if she won. She just enjoyed swimming and wanted everyone else to enjoy it as well. Sloane did gymnastics for many years. She got better and better and always wanted to show everyone the new skill she could do. Most recently, she would show off the teddybear stand she could do, it took her three years or more to get it right and she was so proud. Sloane was a great sports fan. Just enjoying watching, cheering, or taking part in anything available. She loved hockey and although she didn’t play formally, she would beg her brother and sister to come play mini-sticks or she would slide down the laminate floor with her goalie mask on and yell ”woo!” At home she enjoyed playing her DS or lovingly torturing Archie. Sloane loved our dog Archie and Archie tolerated Sloane. She would chase with him and pick him up and walk him whenever she had a chance. She loved all animals whether they wanted to be loved or not. Sloane was a ray of sunshine who has left us an inspiration to take time to enjoy life and to keep trying no matter how difficult the task. She will be missed by all who knew her and most especially by her loving family: Mom, Dad, Dakken, & Khloe. We know she is safe in the arms of Jesus, looking down with a big thumbs up and saying ”I’m ok”. A funeral service for Sloane was held on Thursday, September 30 at 4:00 p.m. from Grace United Church, Weyburn, with Rev. M. Barnabas, officiating. Pallbearers were her uncles, Duane McLeod & Brett Bedore, and godparents Jeff & Tara McKinney. Honorary pallbearers were Pauline Vatamaniuck, Shelley Hoium, Cheryl Skwara, the Grade Four students of Assiniboia Park Elementary School & the Swimmers of the Weyburn Silver Seals Club. Interment followed at Hillcrest Cemetery Weyburn.

BEERS - Darlene Mabel (nee Coad). On Friday, October 11, 2002, Darlene Mabel Beers, late of Weyburn, passed away at the Weyburn General Hospital at the age of 58 years. Predeceased by her parents, Clifford and Helma Coad, and by her husband, Harry Beers. Darlene will be lovingly remembered by her special sister, Ina Boey of Weyburn; and by her children: Allen (Elaine) Beers and their children: Ashten and Cody of Weyburn; Eunice Mike) Coates and their children: Sanatan and Kody of Camrose, AB; Dale (Susan) Coad and their children: Marissa, Braiden and Kylie of Weyburn; Lana (Les) VandeSype and their children: Ryan, Reana and Kayla of Radville; Darryll (Glory) Coad and their children: Tyler and Chelsea of Edmonton, AB; Cindy (Jim) Andrews and their children: Cory and Shantara of Saskatoon; Leland (Shelly) Coad of Weyburn. Darlene was born December 3, 1943 at Midale. She attended school to grade 10 in Weyburn. She worked at Souris Valley Extended Care Centre for 24 years. On April 5, 1974, Darlene married Harry Beers in Weyburn. She enjoyed planting flowers at home, and going for coffee with her sister. Music was an important part of her life and she enjoyed listening to music and dancing. Darlene missed her husband terribly when he passed away, and she always talked about him and all the special times they had together. She spent a lot of time with her sister Ina, and they did everything together. They took trips to visit her nieces in Swift Current and Kindersley. They had loads of laughs together. Allen and Elaine took Darlene and Aunt Ina to the Center of the Arts in Regina to see Kenny Rogers on his last tour and they had so much fun together. She will be lovingly remembered and sadly missed. A memorial service was held Wednesday, October 16, 2002 at 2:00 p.m. from Fletcher Funeral Chapel, Weyburn, with Rev. John Ferrier officiating. Interment followed in Green Acres Memorial Gardens, Weyburn. All those in attendance were considered to be honorary pallbearers.

BEERS - Harry Austin. On Friday, October 20, 2000, Harry Austin Beers, late of Weyburn, passed away at the Weyburn General Hospital, at the age of 74 years. Predeceased by his father and mother, Austin and Inga Beers; and by two nieces. Harry is survived by his loving wife, Darlene of Weyburn; son, Allen (Elaine) Beers of Weyburn; daughter, Eunice (Michael) Coates of Vermillion, AB; five step-children: Leland (Shelley) Coad of Weyburn; Cindy (Jim) Andrews of Saskatoon; Lana (Les) Van de Sype of Radville; Darryll (Glory) Coad of Edmonton; and Dale (Susan) Coad of Weyburn; 15 grandchildren; special sister-in-law, Ina Boey of Weyburn; two sisters: Cora (Jack) Cave of Regina, and Louise (Eldon) Scott of Regina; and many nieces and nephews. Harry Austin Beers was born April 5, 1926 in Pangman. He was the eldest, so he had to help his mother when he was old enough, as his father passed away at an early age. He attended Black Oak School to grade ten. Harry lived on the farm and continued ranching until 1968 when he moved to Weyburn. After moving to Weyburn he worked for the City of Weyburn until his retirement in 1989. On April 5, 1974 Harry married Darlene Coad and they continued to reside in Weyburn. Harry welcomed Darlene's children with affection and openness, and made sure his boys learned how to care for animals and take responsibility for their well being. It's a big step for a life-long bachelor to marry, but to at the same time acquire five children would be a challenge many bachelors might decline. But Harry did, and with the addition of two more children, they became a close and caring family. As it turned out, his family had the opportunity to repay that goodness and kindness. Delores especially, as Harry's health declined, devoted herself to caring for him and only a little more than a day before he died, two of his boys were helping him with his exercises. Harry loved reading, watching TV and visiting with friends and talking about old times. Harry's family and friends will long remember his friendly, genial nature, and his grandchildren won't forget the grampa who had an apparently endless supply of candies. A memorial service was held Tuesday, Oct. 24 at 2:00 p.m. from Fletcher Funeral Chapel, Weyburn, with Rev. John Ferrier officiating. Interment followed in Green Acres Memorial Gardens, Weyburn. All those in attendance were considered to be honorary pallbearers.

BELANGER - Louise Janet (nee Bechtel) Belanger, August 28, 1946 - November 23, 2011. It is with heartfelt sorrow that we announce the passing of our beloved mother Louise, who after a 16 month courageous battle with cancer, slipped peacefully away in the early hours of November 23, 2011. Louise is predeceased by her parents, Mary and Ora Lee Bechtel; brother, Walter; sister, Alice; husband, Raymond Belanger and an infant son. She leaves to mourn her passing, her daughter Cindy (Tim) Herberholz and their children, Danielle (Garrett) Moe of Lethbridge, AB. and Mitchell Herberholz of Victoria, BC.; sons, Mark (Michele) Belanger and their son, Riel of Moose Jaw, SK. and Neil (Cheryl) Belanger and their children, Luc and Katherine Belanger of Victoria, BC.; sister, Helen Bechtel and partner Harold Zaporozan of Kamloops, BC.; brother, Cy Bechtel of Weyburn, SK.; sisters-in-law, Joyce Belanger of Regina, SK., Evelyne Cote of Lampman, SK., Rita (John) Hall of Regina, SK., and Alice (Doug) Third of Estevan, SK.; brother-in-law, Leo Belanger of Regina, SK.; as well as numerous nieces and nephews. Mom was born and raised in Kelvington, Sk. She moved to Weyburn in 1958 at the age of 18, to take her psychiatric nursing at the Saskatchewan Mental Hospital. She met Ray while taking her training and they were married in 1963. Many may remember Louise as she also worked at McLeod's Hardware, Boots Drug Store, Co-op Foods and lastly at the 5th Street Nursing Home. Up until this past September mom enjoyed playing cards at the Senior Center and taking the bus to Regina Casino the first Monday of each month. Mom was a caring and compassionate person, a born caregiver. She doted on her children and spoiled her grand babies shamelessly. Family was always her first priority and her friends a close second. Mom, momma, wheezie, grandma, poochie... will be forever missed and always loved. By request there will be no formal service.

BELANGER - Sophie (nee Litwyn) Belanger passed away at the Weyburn General Hospital on Sunday, April 13, 2003 at the age of 70 years. Sophie was born in Tomahawk, AB. She graduated from the Saskatchewan Hospital in Weyburn as a psychiatric nurse and worked there for a period of 25 years. Sophie enjoyed gardening, bowling, going for coffee, volunteering in the community and spending time with her grandchildren and friends. Sophie was predeceased by her parents John and Anne Litwyn; brothers Howard and Sam Litwyn; and her son Ronald. Sophie will be lovingly remembered by her husband of 46 years, Leo; son Garth (Maureen) and their children Matthieu, Nicole, and Christopher; son Gary (Deanna) and their children Mason, Windsor, and Fraiser. Sister Stella Harr of Boulder, Colorado; Mary (Doug) Arstad of Kelowna, BC; brothers Mike (Loretta) of Spruce Grove, AB; Will (Carol) Litwyn of Whitecourt, AB; sister-in-law Lois Litwyn; as well as numerous nieces, nephews, in-laws, relatives and friends. Also, her two best buddies, Rose and Irene. A memorial mass was held Wednesday, April 16 from St. Vincent de Paul R.C. Church with Father Albert Schmitz presider. A prayer service was held Tuesday, April 15, from the chapel of Assurance Funeral Services. Interment to follow at a later date.

BELL - Ada Margaret (nee Nelson) Bell of Weyburn passed away January 19, 2000 at the General Hospital, Weyburn. She was predeceased by her husband Archie and two brothers Lindberg and Bjorn Nelson. She leaves to mourn her two sons: Brian (Linda) of Saskatoon; Ron (Jayne) of Carlyle and one daughter Alice (Art Dickie) of Powell River, BC. Two sisters: May Pegg (Dan) of Richmond, BC and Thelma Lisk of Regina; six grandchildren: Sarah and Andrew, Connor and Renee, and Patrick and Michael; as well as nieces and nephews and a special friend Yvonne (Dave) Geiger. A memorial service was held January 22 from Knox Presbyterian Church, Weyburn, with Rev. John Ferrier officiating. Interment followed at the Gap View Cemetery, Forget. Ada was born in Winnipeg, MB and grew up in the Gap View district, north of Forget, SK. She graduated from the Weyburn Mental Hospital in 1940 working in several hospitals, including Weyburn, Unity and Sintaluta. In 1950 she married Archie and they moved to the Nelson farm in the Gap View district in 1952. Ada resided there until Archie's passing in 1991, then moved to Bison Manor in Weyburn. For all who knew her, Ada was the epitome of kindness. She welcomed all to her home and heart "without question" and gave of herself in every way. She so loved her family and friends, and cared for countless numbers of animal pets on the farm; she openly accepted everyone as they were and was never known to criticize. Her firm belief was "If you can't say anything good about someone or something, then don't say anything at all!" and she abided by it faithfully. Ada will be sadly missed by all who were fortunate to have known her.

BELL - Beatrice 'Bea' Elizabeth. On Friday, February 12, 1999, Beatrice (Bea) Elizabeth Bell passed away at the age of 71 years. Bea was predeceased by her parents, Jack and Katie Bell; and by her two brothers: Archie Bell in 1991 and Donald Bell in 1991. Bea is survived by one brother, Norman Bell of Weyburn; two sisters: Mary Broten of Weyburn, and Anna Mae Bell of Weyburn; also a sister-in-law, Ada Bell of Weyburn; and several nieces and nephews. Bea is also survived by eternal friends, the Kan Lee family of Calgary, AB; Vicki Bayrack of Winnipeg, MB; Beatrice MacLean of Weyburn; Dorothy Wilkinson of Goodwater; Mary Wilson of Cremona, AB; and Viola Dionne of Prince George, BC. Bea was born January 4, 1928 in Weyburn. She took all her schooling at South Weyburn School. Bea's first job was at Snelgroves Bakery. Then she got a job as postal clerk at the Weyburn post office where she worked for over 30 years. Those were happy years; she enjoyed her work and visiting with the people. After retirement, Bea enjoyed sewing and liked to bake and give to friends. Bea was always a great cat lover and many strays came to her door. A memorial service was held Tuesday, February 16, at 2:00 p.m. from Fletcher Funeral Chapel, Weyburn, with Rev. John Ferrier officiating. Interment will be at a later date.

BELL - Henry James. On December 6, 2003, Henry James Bell, late of Weyburn passed away at the Regina General Hospital at the age of 79 years. Henry James Bell was born July 5, 1924 in Weyburn, to Archie and Florence Bell. Henry farmed for 30 years, 1948-1970. He also drove school bus in the McTaggart area for 19 years. At this time he retired from farming and went to work for Great Plains Ford for the next 13 years and retired when he was 65 in 1989. Henry and his wife, Clara did a fair bit of travelling by car until ill health kept him closer to home. He enjoyed working in the yard and having a good visit with one and all. Predeceased by his parents, Archie and Florence Bell and one brother, Gilbert. Henry is survived by Clara, his wife of 56 years; five sons: Allan (Diane) Bell of Toronto, ON, Ken (Jean) Bell of Moose Jaw, David Bell of Regina, Norman (Kathy) Bell of Whitecourt, AB, and Murray (Cindy) Bell of Edmonton, AB; four granddaughters, three grandsons, and one great granddaughter; one sister, Margaret (Fred) Malley; two sisters-in-law: Margaret Bell of New Westminister, BC, and Sadie Johnson of Weyburn as well as numerous nieces and nephews. A Memorial Funeral service was held Wednesday, December 10 at 3:00 p.m. from Grace United Church, Weyburn, with Gary W. Goran officiating minister. Interment followed at Green Acres Memorial Gardens, Weyburn.

BELL - Merlin James was born April 22, 1917 and passed away July 27, 2008 at the age of 91 years. Merlin loved life and led it to the fullest; from an active sports life as a youth to his many travels as an adult. He saw most of North America from the window of his motor home or truck. His first trip was as an infant with his mother and twin brother, Mervin, from their birth place at Farnhan Center, Quebec as they returned to the family at Colgate. Horses played a major role in his life; riding as a youth, and showing heavy horses around the fair circuit with his dad and, later, Harvard Osborn. At home he was an active member of the Colgate Community Club, the curling Club and served as village mayor and R.M. councilor. He spent many long and cold hours plowing snow throughout the municipality. Merlin was predeceased by his parents, A. J. and Mary Bell; all of his siblings; son, Arthur Bell; son-in-law, Blake Brown and great-granddaughter, Kyra Sirett. Merlin will be lovingly remembered by his wife of 69 years, Evelyn Bell of Weyburn; children, Dorraine (Lorne) Hanson of Saskatoon, Walter (Linda) Bell of Calgary, AB, Darlene Brown of Prince Albert, Frank (Lynda) Bell of Colgate, Roy (Louise) Bell of Radville, Connie (Larry) Boyle of Rouleau, Don (Cindy) Bell of Weyburn; sisters-in-law, Levearn Bell, Lillian McCaskill and Ethel Lawrence; thirty-eight grandchildren; twenty-eight great-grandchildren, as well as numerous nieces, nephews, relatives and friends. Merlin was married to Evelyn for 69 years but their relationship goes back to age 8, when they passed notes to each other in school. He farmed and did custom trucking and combining in Colgate until his early 60's when he left the farm to live in Weyburn, where he then worked as a maintenance supervisor at Nickel Lake Regional Park. He continued to work on each of his son's farms until well past his 80th birthday. He was also ready and willing to help any of his children with whatever project they had going. He said his one regret in life was that he couldn't help the kids more. His children say he had nothing to regret! His last 2 years were difficult as he traveled to Regina three times a week for dialysis. He was carried to his well-deserved rest from a life of hard work by a son from each of his 7 children. Visitation took place on Wednesday, July 30, 2008 from 7 pm ­ 9 pm at Fletcher Funeral Chapel, Weyburn. The funeral service was held on Thursday, July 31, 2008 at 2pm at Grace United Church, Weyburn with Rev Barnabas officiating. The Pallbearers were his grandsons, Rod Bell, Robb Bell, Ed Brown, Brad Bell, Jeremy Bell, Rick Boyle & Luk Bell. The Honorary Pallbearers were, Joe Martin, Elwood Kinchen, Glenn Osborne, Max White, Don Calladine, Dahlton Lewis, Wally Oliver, Neil McTaggart, Art Stinson, Gordon Ledingham, Earl Kinch & Cec McLeod.

BELL - Linda Faye (nee Kinchen). On Saturday, July 26, 2003, Linda Faye Bell passed away at the Weyburn General Hospital at the age of 48 years. Predeceased by her son Trent, father-in-law Gordon Bell, two brothers-in-law, Archie Bell and Harvey Ledingham, grandparents: Percy and Effie Kinchen, William and Jenny Brown, and an uncle, Jim Brown. Linda is lovingly remembered by her husband, Rick Bell and their three sons: Troy Bell (Alisha Plonka) of Colgate; Ryan Bell (Lisa Jagur) and their daughter Brooklyn of Calgary, AB; and Jerred (Lindsay) Bell of Weyburn; her father and mother, Elwood and Marion Kinchen of Weyburn; sister Beverley (Jim) Ortloff of Regina; brother, William Kinchen of Brandon, MB; mother-in-law, Levearn Bell, Regina; brothers and sisters-in-law: Dave (Sandy) Bell of Weyburn; Lynn Stephen of Langley, BC; Carroll Bell of Regina; Janet Ledingham of Colgate; Joanne Bell of Regina; Laurie Bell of Colgate; and many nieces and nephews; and her work family at La Mirage. Daughter of Elwood and Marion Kinchen, Linda was born at Limerick on September 15, 1954. She moved to Fillmore with her family when she was five years old. She attended Fillmore school for grades 1-12. During this time she was a 4-H member for several years and took part in all their activities. She was chosen as 4-H Queen for this district in 1972. After she graduated she went on to Saskatoon to take her training to be a hairstylist. After Linda graduated from beauty school she was first employed at Ada's. She worked there for one year, then she went into partnership with Carol Sproule and Judy Carrell and they bought Fashion Coiffures. Linda was part owner from 1974 to 1978. On October 12, 1974 she married Rick Bell in Fillmore. Rick and Linda opened La Mirage Studio which they operated to this present day. Linda had many hobbies and interests. When she wasn't doing hair, she loved to shop. She would buy everything and anything. She would read and knit to unwind in the evenings after work. Linda loved to decorate, after she was done decorating every room in her house, she moved onto the hair salon and after the salon, she moved on to her sons' homes. People always went to Linda when they were remodeling a room. She would tell them what colors would and wouldn't work. She attended Curves for Women and was involved with the Ag. Society and many other volunteer activities with her husband. Rick and Linda raised their family in Colgate from 1975 to 1991. Then they moved into Weyburn and finished raising their family in town. She was a member of the United Church and taught Sunday School when her boys were young. Linda loved her family, work and life to the fullest. Her charm, wit and laughter will never be forgotten. She will be deeply missed as a wife, a mother, a grandmother, a daughter, a sister and a friend. Funeral service was held Tuesday, July 29 at 2:00 p.m. from Grace United Church, Weyburn, with Gary W. Goran officiating. Interment followed in Green Acres Memorial Gardens, Weyburn. All those in attendance were considered to be honorary pallbearers. The active pallbearers were: Rick Woodard, Mike Porte, Al Bailey, Richard Carrier, Lyman Sargent and Tony Stobart.

BELL - Norman John Bell was born October 8, 1914 and passed away on January 7, 2003 at the age of 88 years. Norman took all of his schooling at Riverview School, quitting after grade 8 to help his dad on the farm. He enjoyed the life of a farmer, farming in the Weyburn R.M. for 20 years and in the Lomond R.M. for 21 years. He retired from the farm in 1975 due to health reasons and moved into Weyburn, first into a house and later into the Pleckham apartments. Farming for Norman began with horses and later tractors. He always had cattle, pigs, etc. Of course no farm is complete without a dog or two and several cats. As a family, they played cards and horse shoes and also put the dog in the car and visited the "badlands" down by Halbrite. In later years, Norman curled a bit at Colgate. Norman was predeceased by his parents, John (Jack) in 1943 and Katie Bell in 1966; his brother, Archie in 1991, brother, Donald in 1991, sister Beatrice in 1999 and sister-in-law Ada in 2000. Norman is survived by his sister, Mary Broten and sister, Anna Mae Bell, two special nephews and their families: Brian, Linda, Sarah, Andrew of Saskatoon, and Ron, Jayne, Connor and Renee of Summerland, BC, and several other nieces and nephews. Norman went to the Special Care Home in August 2000 and remained there until he passed away. He seemed quite happy there and the nurses and staff were good to him. A memorial service was held Saturday, January 11 at 2:00 p.m. from Fletcher Funeral Chapel, Weyburn, with Rev. John Ferrier officiating. Interment followed in Hillcrest Cemetery Columbarium, Weyburn.

BELL - Violet May (nee Tromburg). Suddenly, but peacefully at the Weyburn General Hospital Violet May Bell passed away on Monday, March 31, 2008. Violet May Bell was predeceased by her parents, Merril and Anna Tromburg, two brothers, Fred (Tine) Tromburg and Arnold Tromburg, three brothers-in-law, and two grandchildren, Brian and Jeffrey King. Violet is survived by her husband, Bill Bell, Weyburn, four daughters: Eva (Gary) King, Winnipeg, MN, Donna (Hugh) Gannon, Columbia, Kentucky, Reva Wiebe (David) Toledo, Ohio and Sherry Mullaly (Mike), Delta, BC, twelve grandchildren: Monte, Greg, Jonathan, Jim, Tracy, Tanis, Brad, Sharon, Eric, Lisa, Adam and Meagan, sisters: Marie (Willie) McMillan, Kennedy, Freda Bell, Victoria, BC and Myrtle Brehaut, Regina, brother: Paul (Edna) Tromburg, Calgary, AB, as well as many nieces, nephews and friends. Violet May Tromburg Bell was born in Estevan on June 27, 1927. Life was difficult during the Depression so they moved to Kennedy where she grew up. Then, in 1950, she married Bill Bell and they moved to Shamrock. There, they had three girls. In 1959, they moved to Weyburn where one more daughter was born. They also gave a home to three foster daughters. At Weyburn she began to follow again her love of nursing and of being with children and people and worked part-time for twenty-five years at the Weyburn General Hospital. She also enjoyed many activities including Homemakers, Women's Service Club for W.C.C. and later served on the executive of the Ladies Auxiliary to the Special Care Home. She and Bill spent over 20 years volunteering for Home Care. This included delivering meals on wheels and driving people to medical appointments in Regina. Her many interests and hobbies included baking, knitting and gardening which resulted in many awards at the Weyburn Agricultural Exhibitions. During her life, the family enjoyed many vacations to Yellowstone, Oklahoma, Ontario and British Columbia. Then, after the girls were grown and gone, she and Bill continued to travel. They enjoyed vacations in Hawaii, Europe and Australia. Whether on the mission field in Papa New Guinea, India and Jamaica or at home with her own congregation, she loved to be involved in ministry. The Funeral Service for Violet was held at the Church of Christ, Weyburn on Thursday, April 3, 2008 at 6:30 p.m. with Scott Wade officiating. All in Attendance were considered Honorary Pallbearers. The Active Pallbearers were Greg Gannon, Jonathan Mullaly, Jim Mullaly, Brad King, Eric Wiebe and Adam Wiebe. Interment at Worcester Cemetery followed at 9:30 a.m. on Friday, April 4, 2008.

BELL - William Ebert Bell, late of Winnipeg, MB formerly of Weyburn passed away peacefully Wednesday December 8, 2010, at the age of 88 years. William was predeceased by his parents, Skeffington and Eva Bell, his wife Violet Bell in 2008, two brothers, Elford and Walter, sister Eva in childhood, brothers-in-law, two grandchildren, Brian and Jeffrey King. Left to cherish his memory are his daughters, Eva (Gary) King and their children Tracy (Liam) Hesketh-Jost, Brad, Sharon (Tori) Krogsgaard, Donna (Hugh) Gannon and their sons, Monte and Greg, Reva (David) Wiebe, and her children Tanis, Eric and Adam, Sherry Mullaly and her children Jonathan, Jim, Lisa and Megan. He will also be missed and fondly remembered by his sister Betty Jacobs, sisters-in-law, Marie McMillan and Myrtle Brehaut along with many nephews, nieces and friends. Dad was born on the homestead near Bateman on March 5, 1922. His childhood was a happy one on that farm with two brothers, Elford and Walter, both deceased, and two sisters, Betty (Allan) Jacobs, and Eva (deceased in childhood). Throughout his life children and other family members enjoyed many stories of the fun and hard times of those homestead days. In 1951 dad married Violet Tromberg and for the next 58 years she would be his soul mate and a constant companion through many happy times and times of serious illness. Together they raised four daughters and welcomed three foster daughters into their home. Never did we doubt that we were loved or that he would be there for us. In 1959 he moved his family to a farm near Weyburn (Worcester), and later to the city of Weyburn where his home was until this spring when, for health reasons, he moved to Winnipeg, MB. He was a member of the local school board and for several years served as an elder for the Church of Christ in Weyburn. He was a devoted christian man throughout his life, always living what he believed to the best of his ability. For all of dad’s life he has been a farmer at heart, even since retirement he never ceased to be interested in what was going on especially on the family farm near Bateman, now farmed by his nephews. Visitation was held on Friday, December 10 at 7:30 p.m. from RD Family Funeral Chapel, Weyburn. Interment was held on Saturday, December 11 at 10:30 a.m. at Worcester Cemetery. A service of remembrance for William was held on Saturday, December 11 at 2:30 p.m. from the Church of Christ, Weyburn with Scott Wade, officiating. Honorary pallbearers were all in attendance.

BENNETT - Dale, late of Weyburn, passed away Saturday, November 28, 2009 at the age of 60 years. Dale is predeceased by his parents, Willis and Elizabeth Bennett; his brother, Dennis Bennett and his nephew, Barry Bennet, two brothers-in-law Don Dickinson and Ernie Harding. He is survived by his wife, Irene of Weyburn; his son, Kevin (Darlene) McArthur of Weyburn; his grandkids Katie, Kianna and Paiyton; his sisters, Fern, Lee, Myrt, Shirley (Jerey) of Wyoming and Marj (Ray) of Calgary, AB, his brothers, Merlin and Ken (Diane) as well as many nieces and nephews. If my parting has left a void, then fill it with remembered joy.

BENNETT - Donald. On Thursday, April 6, 2000, Donald Bennett, late of Weyburn, passed away at Souris Valley Regional Care Centre, at the age of 80 years. Predeceased by his father and mother, Henry Ross and Amy Bennett. Donald is survived by his sister Doris Lyons of Calgary, AB; two brothers Robert Bennett of Pitts Meadow, BC and Murray Bennett of Charlottetown, PEI; as well as his friends and residents at Souris Valley. Funeral service was held Monday, April 10 at 3:00 p.m. from Souris Valley Assembly Hall, Weyburn, with Bill Corkum officiating minister. Interment followed in Hillcrest Cemetery, Weyburn.

BENNETT - Merlin. It is with great sadness we announce the passing of Merlin Bennett, late of Weyburn on Sunday, January 13, 2013 at the age of 79 years. It is with great sadness we announce the passing of Merlin. He is survived by daughter Angie (Tim) Neuberger of Assiniboia, and their children, Trace, Ty, Charity, and Noelle; sisters, Ferne Harding of Regina, Leila Marriott of Regina, Shirley (Jerry) Noel of Douglas, Wyoming, Myrt Dickinson of Weyburn, Marg (Ray) Peltier of Calgary, AB; brother Ken Bennett of Weyburn; Marlene Miller (Angie’s mother) of Weyburn. Merlin was predeceased by parents Willis and Betty Bennett; brothers Dennis and Dale; sister Faye; nephews Rick and David Marriott, and Barry Bennett; brothers-in-law, Jim Marriott, Don Dickinson, and Ernie Harding; sisters-in-law Diane Bennett, and Irene McArthur. Merlin was born at home on the farm on August 28, 1933; firstborn son to James (Willis)and Elizabeth (Betty) Bennett. Merlin married Marlene Olsen in October of 1961, and had a daughter, Angela, in 1966. Dad had a great fondness for animals, and would often feed strays that would come around his place. As a teenager, he had a favorite paint horse by the name of Mickey, in which he took great pride in, and was always interested in showing pictures, and telling us stories of the adventures the two had shared. He loved the outdoors; farming, fishing, camping, rodeos, playing horseshoes; anything that allowed him to be outside, and enjoying nature. In his younger days, he enjoyed music and dancing, and attended many functions of this type. One of his favorite things to do in the summer, was to sit in his shed that he had furnished with a bed and a couch, and he spent hours there listening to his favorite country music. He was also known for being mechanically inclined, and could often be found tinkering on a vehicle. I have early memories of my dad and I in the garage, music playing, while he had his head under the hood of a vehicle doing something. Not too long ago he even gave some advice to one of the staff at Tatagwa. He told her what he suspected the problem was with her vehicle. When she took it in to the garage, sure enough, his suggestion had been correct. He enjoyed driving, demolition derbys, and car shows. I believe my love of cars and driving comes from my dad. He taught me at a very early age (very early), how to drive. He would push the gas pedal, and I would sit on his knee and steer the wheel. To this day, I would much rather be the driver, than the passenger. He had a great sense of humor, and would often be joking around, or teasing someone. Him and the staff at Tatagwa also had fun with this. He had an adventurous, carefree spirit, which at times landed him in hot water; but I’m sure he was enjoying himself at the time. He could be very witty, and quick thinking. I have heard stories about how sharp he was at math, and his attention to details. He was very proud of his four grandchildren, and although it was never quiet when they all came to see him, he always seemed to enjoy and appreciate their visits. The last years of his life were spent as a resident at Tatagwa View Care Facility. The staff are amazing, and they did more than provide care for him; they provided him a wonderful home. He had struggled for years with mental and physical challenges, but with kindness, patience, and respect, he flourished. I am very grateful for his Tatagwa family, and the joy they brought him in his last years. Life with Dad was a bit of a crazy ride, but the last few years were more like an enjoyable Sunday drive. I’m sure he may have felt the same way. I wish we could have had more time, but am happy for the good times we all shared. He will be greatly missed. Funeral service was held Thursday, January 17 at 2:00 PM from Weyburn Free Methodist Church, Weyburn with Pastor Jody Pfeifer officiating. Interment was at Green Acres Memorial Gardens, Weyburn.

BENNEWEISS - Isabel Lois. On Sunday, March 14, 2004, Isabel Lois Benneweis, late of Weyburn, passed away at the age of 87 years. Predeceased by her parents, Robert and Margaret McNeil; infant daughter, Janice Marie; brothers: John McNeil, Gerald McNeil, Donald McNeil, and sister Laura Speight. Isabel will be lovingly remembered by her husband of 65 years, Kermit Benneweis and their family, sons: Robert (Sharen) Benneweis of Saskatoon, Doug (Sheila) Benneweis of Oungre and Donald (Rita) Benneweis of Saskatoon; grandchildren: Russell (fiance Alison), Greg (Lisa), Jane (Mike) Smith, Jill (Michael) James, Lois Benneweis, Aaron (Deidre) and Terra Benneweis; great grandchildren: Connor and Derek Smith, Rachel Benneweis and Elliott James; sisters: Jean Petersen and Edna Lohse; sister-in-law, Pat McNeil; as well as numerous nieces and nephews. Isabel was born at Crysler, ON, August 8, 1916 to Robert and Margaret McNeil, the middle child in a family of seven. She received her education at Murray Smith and Hoffer schools. After her education was completed, she worked in various places starting in Estevan and then going to Ottawa. When she returned home, she was hired by Mr. and Mrs. Fred Benneweis to work on the cook car during threshing time. On October 4, 1938 she and Kermit were married at Torquay and moved to the Benneweis farm. Isabel had various interests including gardening and working outside in the yard. When she wasn't outside, she was in the kitchen turning out buns, cookies and her special chiffon cakes. She was also a very good dancer and loved to do a turn on the floor. She and Kermit square danced in Oungre and had lots of stories to tell of the good times this activity brought to their lives. When they moved to Weyburn, she joined a bowling league and often got her name in the paper for high score. In later years, she enjoyed her smaller yard and garden in Weyburn and became an avid sports fan, especially of the Toronto Blue Jays and could name off all the players to anyone who cared to talk ball. She was a member of the Oungre United Church and was very active in the UCW there as well. When they moved to Weyburn they attended church faithfully until their health prevented them from doing so. Isabel loved to travel and any trip they went on was a special event to her. Some of the places they visited include California, a winter in Arizona, a bus tour of the southeast United States and several trips to Ottawa. In 1988 they celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary with a come and go tea and then in 2003 they invited family and friends to Parkway Lodge for an afternoon of coffee and cake to mark their 65th wedding anniversary. Except for her years in Ottawa, ON, Isabel lived on her family farm and then on their own farm south of Hoffer. She loved the farm and even after they moved to Duncan Drive in Weyburn in 1975, her favourite times were when they would drive down south to "see what the boys were doing." She especially enjoyed harvest and loved to watch the combines going in the fields. In June of 2001 they moved to Parkway Lodge when they could no longer stay in their own home. Isabel then moved to the Souris Valley Regional Care Facility where she passed away peacefully with Kermit holding her hand. Funeral service was held Friday, March 19 at 2:00 p.m. from Grace United Church, Weyburn, with Gary W. Goran officiating minister. Interment followed in Hillcrest Cemetery, Weyburn. Her son, Robert gave the eulogy. The active pallbearers were her grandchildren: Russell Benneweis, Greg Benneweis, Jane Smith, Lois Benneweis, Aaron Benneweis and Terra Benneweis. All those in attendance were considered to be honorary pallbearers.

BENNEWEISS - Kermit Frederick. On Monday, April 30, 2007, Kermit Fredrick Benneweis passed away at Tatagwa View Long Term Care Facility, Weyburn, at the age of 95 years. Kermit was predeceased by his loving wife, Isabel in 2004; his parents, Fred and Marie Benneweis; infant daughter, Janice Marie; sisters-in-law: Laura Speight and Gladys McNeil; brothers-in-law: Len Speight, Lloyd Lohse, Donald and Gerald McNeil and Cliff Peterson. Kermit will be lovingly remembered by his family: Robert (Sharen) of Saskatoon; Doug (Sheila) of Okotoks, AB and Donald (Rita) of Saskatoon; seven grandchildren: Russell (Alison), Greg (Lisa) Benneweis, Lois Benneweis, Jane (Mike) Smith, Jill (Michael) James, Aaron (Deidre) and Terra Benneweis; great grandchildren: Connor and Derek Smith, Elliot and Adam James, Rachel, Carter and Payton Benneweis; sisters-in-law: Jean Peterson, Edna Lohse and Pat McNeil; along with numerous nieces and nephews. Kermit was born May 19, 1911 at Graham Hill. He was raised on the family farm south of Hoffer, located SE1/4 Section 18 Twp 1 Rge 14 W2nd. He attended Range View School for his early elementary grades. As the only son, he helped with farming at a young age, and continued working all his life on the family farm. Kermit was baptized in the Lutheran Church. He traveled with his parents to visit aunts, uncles and cousins in Duluth, Minnesota and eastern North Dakota. On October 4, 1938 he married Isabelle Lois McNeil at Torquay. While living on the farm, Isabel and Kermit attended the United Church in Oungre. After moving to Weyburn they attended Grace United Church. They belonged to the Oungre Square Dance Club and Kermit was a trustee for Range View School. One of his favorite pastimes was fishing. They moved to Weyburn in 1975 where they retired at 740 Duncan Drive. Isabelle and Kermit traveled with son Don to California, took a bus tour to Florida and traveled with son Bob to Ontario. In June of 2001 they moved to Parkway Lodge or as Kermit called it "Nancy's Place." He moved to Souris Valley Extended Care Centre in January of 2004. Isabel followed in March 2004 and passed away 10 days later. Kermit moved into Tatagwa View when it opened. He will be lovingly remembered and sadly missed by all he knew and loved. Funeral service was held Thursday, May 3 at 2:00 p.m. from Grace United Church, Weyburn, with Rev. Hazel Arbon officiating. Interment followed in Hillcrest Cemetery, Weyburn. All those in attendance were considered to be honorary pallbearers. The active pallbearers were: Russell, Greg, Alison, Aaron and Terra Benneweis and Jane Smith.

BENNING - C. Brian Benning passed away peacefully at his home surrounded by his family on April 22, 1999. Brian was predeceased by his parents Lloyd and Clara Benning, brother Gerald in infancy, infant son Daniel in infancy, brother Henry Benning, sister Marion Skjonsby, brother-in-law Hans Reitler, sister-in-law Ingrid Benning, mother-in-law Laura Heisler and nephew Cody Benning. Brian is survived by Sandra, his loving wife of 33 years; his children Scott (Susan) Benning, Weyburn; Laura (Jack) Diede, Weyburn; and Grant (Nadine Perry) Benning, Weyburn; as well as his grandchildren: Emily and Jillian Diede, and Emily and Brooke Perry, all of Weyburn. Brian is also survived by his brothers and sisters: Wilma Reitler, Regina; Vera (Pete) Anderson, Weyburn; Ronald (Florence) Benning Weyburn; Patrick (Loretta) Benning, Weyburn; Jim (Pat) Benning, Regina; Clifton (Dorothy) Benning, Weyburn; Carolyn (Ken) Kennedy, St. Albert, AB; Greg (Bonnie) Benning, Victoria, BC; brother-in-law Wilf (Mariann) Skjonsby, Weyburn; father-in-law, Seb Heisler (Doris Meckum), Weyburn; brother-in-law Duane (Denise) Heisler, Weyburn; sister-in-law Deanna (Henry) Irwin, Macoun; sister-in-law Cheryl (Dave) Rommann, Weyburn; 39 nieces and nephews; 63 great nieces and nephews; as well as many, many good friends. Clarence Brian Benning was born February 21, 1945 to Lloyd and Clara Benning in Weyburn, grew up on the family farm south of Weyburn, and attended school at South Weyburn School and at Weyburn Collegiate. In1963 he met and fell in love with Sandra Heisler, and they were married on March 19, 1966. At this time Brian worked for Co-op Bulk, first in Weyburn, then Govan, SK, then Rivers, MB, then Wawanesa, MB. Brian and his family returned to Weyburn in the fall of 1970, and the following spring he started working for PanCanadian Petroleum as a plant operator. In 1978 he left PanCanadian, bought Andrews & Wilder's Sporting Goods and opened Benning Sport and Paint. In 1985 he sold the sporting goods business and moved the paint over to Railway Ave. where he operated Benning Paint and Paper. In 1991 the paint store was closed and he went to work for Watson Distributors Ltd. in Weyburn. Then in 1993 he joined Miles Agencies as an insurance broker, earning his C.A.I.B. designation in 1997. He enjoyed working there until he fell ill. Brian began coaching girls fastball in 1982, and continued coaching various age groups through 1997, taking only a one year hiatus during these 15 years. He coached his teams to five provincial championships, but these titles did not mean as much to him as the people on these teams. He was very proud of his home town of Weyburn and thought that there was no better place to raise a family. Part of his commitment to this city was shown by his involvement in various community organizations, including the Weyburn Young Fellows Club. Brian joined Young Fellows in 1971 and was a very active member of the club for 28 years. He loved gardening, and spending time in his yard entertaining family and friends. His faith was a very important part of Brian's life, shown by his involvement in the Knights of Columbus and St. Vincent de Paul Parish Council. His family was central in his life, as was he in theirs, and he will always be remembered fondly, deeply missed, cherished, and very much loved by them. Prayers were Sunday, April 25, at 7:30 p.m. and the funeral mass celebrated at 10:30 a.m. Monday, April 26 at St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church. Celebrant Rev. John Mock, assisted by Rev. Francis Hengen, Rev. Norm Marcotte and Rev. Stephen Bill. Interment followed at Hillcrest Cemetery. Pallbearers were nieces Karla Grisdale, Cathy Benning, and Natalie Holloway, and nephews Clif Anderson, Terry Benning and Rod Benning.

BENNING - George Clifford Benning was born on September 1, 1944 at Weyburn. He passed away April 30, 2006 at Regina, at the age of 61 years. He was predeceased by his parents, Clifford and Elsie Benning; one brother, Gerald Benning; two granddaughters, Kyla and Jamie Miiller. George is survived by his one daughter, Karen (Stanley) Miiler; two sons, Rod (Dana) Benning and Darren (Teresa) Benning, all of Estevan, two granddaughters, Stacey Miiller (Robbie Potoma) and Brady Benning; six grandsons, Tyler Miiller, Payden and Britton Benning, Preston, Mason and Carson Benning; one great granddaughter, Seriah Potoma, all of Estevan. The Memorial Service for George Clifford Benning was held on Thursday, May 4, at 2:00 p.m. at RD Family Memorial Funeral Chapel, Weyburn, with Rev. Doug Loden Officiating. All in attendance were considered honorary pallbearers. Interment was at Hillcrest Cemetery, Weyburn.

BENNING - Ronald Earl. On Friday, May 30, 2008, Ronald Earl Benning passed away at the Weyburn Special Care Home at the age of 75 years. Predeceased by his parents, Lloyd and Clara Benning; three brothers: Henry Benning, Brian Benning and Gerald in infancy; a sister, Marion Skjonsby and brother-in-law, Hans Reitler. Ron will be lovingly remembered by his wife of 52 years, Florence Benning of Weyburn and their six children: Diana (Marc) Bouchard of Red Deer, AB; Patricia (Dale) Larsen of Radville; Roderick (Regine) Benning of Calgary, AB; Toni (Ken) Turcotte of Calgary, AB; Lorna (Terry) Brothen of Regina; and Kevin (Barbara) Benning of Weyburn; 15 grandchildren: Liesha, Todd (Arlie) and Tyler (Sherri) Bouchard, Dustin, Amber and Sienna Larsen, Adam and Mason Benning, Ashley and Jeremy Turcotte, Dean and Eliette Brothen, Perry, Matthew and Mitchell Benning; 2 great granddaughters, Melanie and Cassidy Bouchard; 4 brothers: Pat (Loretta) Benning, Clifford (Dorothy) Benning, Jim (Pat) Benning and Greg (Bonnie) Benning; 3 sisters: Wilma Reitler, Vera (Pete) Anderson and Caroline (Ken) Kennedy; sister-in-law, Sandra (Brian) Bakken and brother-in-law, Wilf (Mary Ann) Skjonsby, as well as numerous nieces, nephews, relatives and friends. Ronald Earl Benning was born January 15, 1933 at Weyburn, the third child in a family of eleven children born to Lloyd and Clara Benning. He grew up on the family farm south of Weyburn and attended South Weyburn School and then at the Weyburn Collegiate Institute, completing grade eleven. He drove truck and heavy equipment and was employed building roads in Saskatchewan and then B.C. in the early years. On October 10, 1955 Ron married Florence Dorwart in Weyburn. He was a life long member of the Catholic Church and a long time member of the Knights of Columbus. He was also a member of the Legion and volunteered at McKenna Hall to help with catering. In 1959, Ron began a 34 year career with the Weyburn Fire Department, and was Fire Chief for the last five years of his career. He loved the farm, big machines, camping traveling with Florence and family, waterskiing, and shopping for a good deal. He enjoyed a good joke and was a recycler before it was fashionable. Ron received the St. John Lifesaving Award and a Medal of Exemplary Service from the Weyburn Fire Department. Ron was very devoted to his wife, children and grandchildren, and will be lovingly remembered by all he knew and loved. Prayers were said Monday, June 2, 2008 at 7:00 p.m. at St. Vincent de Paul Roman Catholic Church, Weyburn. The Funeral Mass was held Tuesday, June 3, 2008 at 2:00 p.m. from St. Vincent de Paul Roman Catholic Church, Weyburn with Father Gerry Bauche officiating. Interment followed in Green Acres Memorial Gardens, Weyburn. The Active Pallbearers were: Todd Bouchard, Dustin Larsen, Adam Benning, Ashley Turcotte, Dean Brothen and Matthew Benning. The Knight of Columbus formed an Honor Guard.

BENSON - Agnes "Aggie" (nee Lillejord) Benson late of Weyburn, passed away peacefully Tuesday, November 19, 2013 at the age of 85 years. Aggie was predeceased by her parents, Chris and Dagney Lillejord; husband, Orville Benson; brothers, David "Buddy" Lillejord and Ken Lillejord; sister Ruby (Mike) Kaufmann and brother-in-law, Joe Froh. Aggie will be lovingly remembered by her son, Ken Benson of Weyburn and his children, Gregg and Kristina, Dan Benson of Weyburn and daughter, Tammy (Drew) Ellingson and their children Mason and Hunter and son, David (Becky) Benson and their children, Joel and Henlee, Ross (Terry) Benson of Weyburn and their daughter, Blair and her children, Chanel and Tripp, Murray (Marcie) Benson of Weyburn and family, Brianne and Brent, Wade Benson of Weyburn and his daughter, Ashley Benson (Blake) and their daughter Emily and daughter, Cheryl; sister Olga Froh; sister-in-law, Myrt Lillejord as well as numerous nieces, nephews, relatives and friends. Aggie grew up on the Lillejord homestead farm near Khedive and was a farm girl at heart. She loved being outside helping with the many farm chores. She also loved music and sports and played softball and curling. She attended Khedive School. In 1947, she married Orville Benson after he returned from four and a half years overseas in the RCAF. They spent their first year together in Regina and then lived in Amulet and Pangman, where they farmed together and Orville taught school. It was during these years that their five sons were born. They logged countless miles driving their five boys to many years of hockey and ball. It was a busy life, but Aggie loved every minute of it. In 1968 they sold their farm to Orville’s brother Len Benson and moved to Yellow Grass. In 1972 they moved to Weyburn where Aggie worked at the Soo Line Piano House and the Weyburn Co-op. Aggie loved her jobs and the socializing that came with it. Aggie loved to cook, bake and spend time with family and friends, playing cards, playing music, and especially enjoyed her grandchildren and great grandchildren. Her family was very important to her, and her warm heart, energy and great spirit touched many. Aggie always had strong faith and enjoyed attending church. The Royal Canadian Legion was also an important part of both Aggie’s and Orville’s lives. In later years she cared for Orville with great devotion, and missed him so much after he passed away in 2003. Aggie remained very active and healthy until the past few years, when she stayed at Marion Home in Radville, and then at Tatagwa House 3 in Weyburn. Staff at both care homes spoke of how she brightened everyone’s day, and how she took care of others. She received wonderful care in both of these facilities. Her family also wishes to thank the excellent staff at the Regina General Cardiac Care Unit, where Aggie spent her last few days. A private family Visitation was held Friday, November 22 from 7:00 to 9:00 pm at Fletcher Funeral Chapel, Weyburn, and a Funeral Service for family was held on Saturday, November 23 at 11:00 am from Zion Lutheran Church, Weyburn, with Pastor Martin Olson officiating. Interment followed at Green Acres Memorial Gardens, Weyburn.

BENSON - Eva Margaret (nee Hoskins) Benson. Eva was a strong woman and no one that knew her is surprised that she lived until she was 96 years old and was in excellent health until two years ago. Eva Margaret Benson, daughter of Charles and Lena Hoskins, was born on April 29, 1913 at Balgonie. Eva grew up in Balgonie and Broadview. Eva was a Registered Nurse who graduated from the Grey Nuns Hospital in Regina (1937) with her first employment being at the old Weyburn Hospital on the south hill. While working at the hospital, she meet and married Wallace Harold Benson (Wally) in 1941 and moved to the family farm Northwest of Weyburn. The farming life yields its share of trials, tribulations and successes but the community and the friends made would always bring back pleasant memories. When Eva and Wally left the farm in 1972 and retired to Douglas Road in Weyburn they were able to continue their long association with Grace United Church, the ladies Curling league and their many life long friends. After Wally died in 1994 Eva moved to Calgary to be closer to her family especially the great grandchildren that gave her such enjoyment. Eva passed away on August 20, 2009 at the Foothills Hospital in Calgary, AB. See was predeceased by her brothers; James in 1969 (California), Johnny in 2009 (California) and a sister Merle in1990 (Vancouver). As well as, Dick (Jean) Jean Benson; their daughter Lois Shupe (Weyburn and Settler); Beatrice (Nate) Paper, (North Dakota); Donald (Dunc) Anderson (Yorkton); Larry Rourke (Edmonton) and niece Marlene Hoskins (Broadview). Eva is survived by numerous loving family members. Two sons Blaine (Marcy, Victoria, BC) and Gerry (Roma, Calgary, AB); four granddaughters: Tammy (Ron), Dana (Cam), Heather, Christy (Mack) and Laura (Don); and five great grandchildren ranging in age from 20 to three years old-Shawnee, Devin, Riley, Alisa, and Carmen. Eva is survived by two of her three sisters and two of her four brothers. Surviving sisters: Irene Anderson (Dunc) of Yorkton and her children Josephine, George (Pearl) and Donald (Anna). Theresa (Larry) Rourke of Edmonton and her daughters Sheila (Ron) and Deborah (Denis). Surviving brothers: Charlie (Margaret) of Weyburn, sons Kelly and Terry; Edmond (Bernice) of Broadview, children Linda, Morley, Larry, Michael and Lisa; Gary the son of deceased brother James, (Washington State). Sharon and Monica Paper surviving daughters of Beatrice (Nat) Paper (North Dakota). Doug Shupe and his daughters surviving family of deceased niece' Lois Shupe. A memorial service was held on Thursday, August 27, at 2:00 p.m. from the South Calgary Funeral Center, 12700 Macleod Trail, South, Calgary AB. At a later date a memorial gathering will be held in Weyburn when Eva's ashes will be interned at the Weyburn Cemetery.

BENSON - Orville Benjamin Benson passed away at his home in Weyburn on Tuesday, November 4, 2003 at the age of 89 years. Predeceased by his father, Ole Benson, his mother, Bertha; three brothers: Clarence, Iver and Vic Benson and one sister, Gladys Loucks. Orville is survived by his loving wife of 55 years, Aggie (Lillejord); five sons: Ken, Dan, Ross (Terry), Murray (Marcie), and Wade (Charlene); nine grandchildren: Krissy, Gregg, David, Blair, Brianne, Brent, Ashley, Cheryl Benson; Tammy (Drew) Ellingson; three great grandchildren: Mason and Hunter Ellingson and Chanel Bougault; two brothers: Mel Benson and Len (Tillie) Benson and one sister, Noraleen (Pete) Litzenberger as well as numerous nephews and nieces. Orville was born, raised and went to school in Pangman. He attended Grade 12 at Luther College and then worked with his father on the family farm until 1935. He then attended the Regina Normal School. Orville taught at country schools at Black Oak (Pangman), Mundie and Khedive until he joined the Royal Canadian Air Force in January of 1941. He spent five years in the RCAF as a pilot in Costal Command and served in the British Isles, Africa and the Middle East where he achieved the rank of Flight Lieutenant. At the end of 1945 he was released from the RCAF and in 1946 taught again at Black Oak. In 1947 he resumed farming and married Aggie Lillejord from Khedive. He then taught at Parry, Amulet, Ogema, Pangman and Yellow Grass, also continuing to farm until 1968. By now, Orville and Aggie had five sons, and in addition to farming and teaching, Orville spent countless hours coaching hockey and ball. Orville and Aggie moved to Weyburn in 1973, and Orville retired from teaching in 1979. He and Aggie were inseparable, and loved to spend time together visiting, gardening, playing cards, playing with grandchildren, and cheering on the Red Wings and other sports teams. Orville was also a long-time Legion Member. Orville will be remembered as a loving, caring and quiet man who devoted his life to his wife, children, family, community, teaching and sports. A viewing was held on Friday, November 7 from 7:00-9:00 p.m. at Fletcher Funeral Chapel, Weyburn. A private family funeral service was held with interment following the service. Pastor Cindy Werner and Pastor Virgil Anderson officiated. Active pallbearers were: Ken Benson, Danny Benson, Ross Benson, Murray Benson, Wade Benson, David Benson and Drew Ellingson.

BERG - Mabel (nee Pederson). The funeral service for Mabel Berg, aged 95 years, was held from Coventry Funeral Chapel Saturday, November 22, 2008 at 2:00 pm with Rev. Judy MacGillivray officiating. Organist was Eileen Tebbutt. Pallbearers were family members. Interment will be at a later date. Mabel was born April 26, 1913 in Bromhead to John and Petra Pederson. Two years later sister Hilda was born. Their mother passed away in 1916 and the two small girls were raised by their dad, along with many helpful neighbours. Mabel married Ole Berg in 1933 and they started their family. Ole passed away in 1942 leaving Mabel to raise Marlyn, eight and Carol, five. They moved to Weyburn where life was not easy for Mabel and she worked hard at a number of places. Mabel was later hired as a cook first by SaskPower and then for the Department of Agriculture. Mabel met Ted Bishop and they enjoyed retirement together in Ladysmith, BC. When Ted passed away she moved back to Weyburn to live there near her sister Hilda. Later she moved to Pasquia Place in Carrot River, then to the Arborfield Health Centre for the past few years. Mabel was truly a fun loving soul who loved to laugh and enjoy life. She cherished her family and loved to crochet and knit for each and every one of them. She made a great many friends wherever she was. She was dearly loved and will be missed by all. Mabel was predeceased by her husband Ole and son Marlyn. She leaves a legacy of loving memories for those who knew her. She is survived by her daughter Carol (Tom) and family, her daughter-in-law, Rowena and family, her sister Hilda of Weyburn, brother Cliff of Regina and sisters-in-law Jeannette and Alice of Estevan, also many nieces, nephews and friends.

BERG - Hartley Marvin, beloved husband of Lois Berg of Canora, passed away after a courageous struggle with cancer on March 11, 2004 at the age of 74 years. Hartley was born March 9, 1930 at Bromhead to Marvin and Caroline (nee: Knox) Berg. He took his schooling at Schneller School, south of Bromhead, Valley View Public School and Estevan Collegiate. Hartley enlisted in the navy from 1948 to 1951 and fought in the Korean War. While in the navy, he was the Lightweight Boxing Champion. He then joined the Hollywood Daredevils doing motorcycle stunt riding for a year. He worked in the gold mines at Yellowknife, N.W.T. and Trail, B.C., also Britania, B.C. He worked for Hubble Oil, Houston, Texas. When he returned to Estevan, he drove truck for his father, Marvin Berg. Hartley married Lois Burner of Estevan in 1958. In 1963 they moved to Weyburn where Hartley had his own trucking business called 'Berg's Transport'. After selling his business in 1975 he went into a partnership with Derby Transport; he also worked for A & W Transport in Surrey, B.C. as district manager. After his retirement Hartley worked at the Weyburn Golf Course. In 1992, Hartley and Lois built a new home and moved to Good Spirit Acres. Hartley was on the RM Council. He was a member of the Legion in Weyburn and Yorkton. Hartley excelled in all sports. He won many, many trophies in ten pin bowling, curling, and of course, golf. He was the manager and president of Ten Pin Bowling Association, and the president of senior curling in Canora. Hartley is lovingly remembered by his wife Lois of Canora; his mother Caroline (Carrie) Berg of Canora; two sons: Trent of Calgary, AB and Darcy of Weyburn; his brother Wayne (Jan) Berg of Calgary, AB and his sister Sharon (Keith) Harde of Canora as well as numerous nieces and nephews who all thought their uncle was the "Coolest Guy". He was predeceased by his father Marvin Berg. A memorial service was held on Monday, March 15 from St. Andrew's United Church, Canora at 3:00 p.m. with Rev. Marg Janick-Grayston officiating. Inurnment will follow at a later date.

BETTERIDGE - Adeline Ottillia (nee Torgunrud) Betteridge, peacefully passed away to be with her Lord on March 3, 2001 at the age of 84 years at Souris Valley Extended Care Centre, after years of battling Alzheimers. Adeline was the first daughter of Oliver and Agnes (Johnson) Torgunrud, born December 15, 1916 in the West Maxim area on the homestead of her father. At the tender age of 14, Adeline began doing household duties for many families in the area of Maxim and Neptune. In about 1932 a young Saskatchewan Wheat Pool agent came into Neptune area and boarded at Aunt Nora Torgunrud's. Adeline lived about eight miles from her aunt's home, this seemed too far away from each other and too much walking, so wedding bells rang out for them on May 31, 1936. Harold and Adeline's was the first wedding performed in Emmanuel Lutheran Church out in the hills. A box car house was purchased in Radville and moved into Neptune; this was home until August 1939 when Harold's job as grain buyer saw a move to Oungre. On April 17, 1954, the family moved to Macoun and in the fall of 1966 transferred to Hitchcock and another home to decorate. Adeline and Harold retired to Richards Court in Estevan in 1974. Into the mid 80's Adeline showed health changes and on March 16, 1988 Adeline became a resident in Estevan Regional Nursing Home, where she remained until December 23, 1988, when she became a resident at Souris Valley Extended Care Centre in Weyburn. Adeline was a very loving wife and caring mom. She was an excellent homemaker, cook, seamstress and had a love to teach children, Sunday School and sing with them in choirs. Adeline loved music and had a beautiful Alto voice which she used to sing in church and community choirs. She loved gardening and especially flower beds and plants. Adeline and Harold were pleased to celebrate their 25th, 40th and 50th anniversaries with come and go teas, that were well attended by family and relatives. This May 31, 2001, would have been their 65th anniversary. Predeceased by her parents, Oliver and Agnes Torgunrud; brothers: Norman, Arnold, Elvin, Melfort and Kenneth. Adeline is survived by her loving husband of 64 years, Harold, of Estevan; one son, Robert (Myrtle) Betteridge of Regina, and their children: Shawn (Mark) Jordan and children Cole and Emily; Rob and Kevin; one daughter, Sharon (Walter) Stregger of Macoun and their children, Lesa (Tim) Seipp and children Zachary, Kristen and Kyle; Pamela (Curtis) Jensen; one sister, Oriel Goranson; one brother, Maurice (Sonny) Torgunrud; as well as several nieces, nephews and cousins. Memorial service was held Tuesday, March 6 at 2:00 p.m. from Trinity Lutheran Church, Estevan, with Pastor Paul Roellchen-Pfohl officiating. Interment was in Green Acres Memorial Gardens, Weyburn.

BIGGS - Letitia Jane 'Tish' (nee Worral). On Sunday, November 12, 2000, Letitia Jane Biggs passed away peacefully at the Weyburn Special Care Home at the age of 87 years. Predeceased by her parents, Joseph and Elizabeth Worral, three brothers: Wilfred (infant), Norman and Ernest and her husband, Harry Biggs. Tish is survived by her step daughters: Doris Balkwill of Regina and Evelyne (John) Wahl of Regina Beach. Grandchildren: Tom (Elaine) Balkwill, Chris Balkwill, Marilyn (Peter) Hayden, David (Max) Wahl, Laura (Roger) Carlson, Terry (Terry) Wilson, and Kathy (Peter) Fawcett. Nine great grandchildren and one great great grandchild. Sisters: Ivy Hinks and Ethel (Reg) Hawthorne, as well as numerous nieces and nephews. Tish was born in Viceroy, in 1913. At an early age she moved to Weyburn with her parents and she lived most of her life in Weyburn. In 1939 she married Harry Biggs. She and Harry moved to the Weyburn Special Care Home in 1994, and Harry passed away later that year. A special thanks to the staff for their kindness and the loving care they gave to Harry and Tish. A celebration of Tish's life was held Friday, November 17 at 2:00 p.m. from the Salvation Army Weyburn Corps with Capts. Gerald and Joyce McDonald officiating. Interment followed in Hillcrest Cemetery, Weyburn.

BIGLAND - James Bigland, late of Weyburn passed away on Saturday, August 12, 2006 at the age of 77 years. James was predeceased by his parents: Tom and Margaret Bigland; his brothers: Harold and Arthur Bigland; and his sister, Alice Caldwell. He is survived by his beloved wife of forty-eight years, Dorothy Bigland, Weyburn; daughter Karen (Alain) Lenferna and grandchildren, Pierre, Claudia, Russell and Olivia, Weyburn; and daughter Tania Bigland-Serafimova and granddaughter Yana, Switzerland. James Bigland was born at Leigh, Lancashire, England on October 25, 1928. He attended Leigh Grammar School. He served in the Royal Navy 1947/1948. He moved to Northern Rhodesia in 1953. On December 7, 1957 he married Dorothy Joyce Weston at Lusaka (Zambia) Northern Rhodesia. He traveled with jobs in the banking industry between Northern Rhodesia, South Africa and Rhodesia (now Zimbabwe) He worked for Lloyds Bank, Standard Bank, Bank of Lisbon and South Africa. He was a member of the Lions and Rotary when he lived in South Africa. James and Dorothy left South Africa in 1999 and moved to Weyburn to make their home. He enjoyed reading, traveling and his grandchildren. The Memorial Service for James Bigland was held on Thursday, August 17 at 2:00 p.m. at RD Family Memorial Funeral Chapel, Weyburn with Captain Raelene Russell of the Salvation Army Officiating.

BIRNIE - Dennis George Birnie was born and raised in Regina, he was one of the 12 Birnie children. His father passed away when Dennis was just 12 years old. Dennis first worked at the Capital Theatre in Regina while going to school. He also did ride alongs with Olsen's Ambulance in Regina. Later he spent his summer vacations working at various farms, such as Jim and Jean Peterson of Milestone, and Rudy Frietags of Alameda. At 16 Dennis had quit attending high school at Martain Collegiate in Regina, and moved to Weyburn. He began driving truck for Gordon Dalgliesh, of Weyburn, and later bought the company from Gordon and ran it for several years, eventually selling out to Ryan Trucking. Dennis then went to work for Carl Brady and remained there until the time of his illness. Dennis always worked hard and played hard. His hobbies and interests were mainly related to his love of animals, especially the Clydesdale horse. Having inherited his dad's love of the majestic Clydesdale, Dennis began raising and showing Registered Clydesdales in 1988. Dennis volunteered many hours to the Weyburn Agricultural Society's horse show committee. He played a large part in bringing the draft horses back to the Weyburn Fair. Dennis also volunteered his time to drive the hockey bus and had many a story of their road trips and the fun they had. For many years Dennis and his boys traveled to all of the Quam Rodeos, helping with the bucking stock. He thoroughly enjoyed this chance to spend time with the boys, doing something they all enjoyed. Dennis was very proud of both his family and his horses. He loved to watch the horses in the show ring, and nothing made him happier than when they did well. One of his proudest moments was when one of his sons won the Individual Gold Medal and team Silver at the Summer Games Equestrian Show jumping. Whenever asked, Dennis would take his horses to the various schools to give sleigh rides in the winter, or to just let the children visit the farm and be able to touch a horse. Dennis was first diagnosed with cancer in August 2003 and fought valiantly to the very end, never losing his sense of humor. It sometimes dimmed, but he never lost it. Dennis was married to Wanda Roome on May 17, 1969. Dennis was predeceased by his father William; his mother Mamie; brother Robert "Bobby"; sister Elaine; brother-in-law Phil Cullen. He is survived by his loving wife of 35 years Wanda; their sons Bill (Karry) Birnie, Medicine Hat, AB; Dallas Birnie, Weyburn; sisters Helen (Delbert) Grainger, Regina; Shirley (John) Goodman, Edmonton, AB; Gail (Robert) Middleton, Saskatoon; Thelma (Harold) Brinkworth, Regina; Donna Cullen, Regina; Brenda (Art) Birnie, Regina; brothers Don (Anne) Birnie, Arcola; Glen (Loretta) Birnie, Weyburn; David (Marilyn) Birnie, Regina; sister-in-law Jean Birnie, Winnipeg, MB; as well as numerous nieces and nephews. Funeral service will be held on Monday August 2, at 2:00 pm from Knox Presbyterian Church, with John Ferrier officiating.

BIRNIE - Wanda Faye (nee Roome) Birnie, late of Weyburn, passed away December 18, 2013, at the age of 66 years. Wanda was predeceased by her parents, William and Jean Roome; her husband Dennis; brothers and sisters-in-law. Wanda is survived by her sons: Bill (Karry) Birnie, Estevan and their children: Abbygael and Olivia, Dallas Birnie (Tina Krahn), Weyburn; brother Russ (Carol) Weyburn; as well as all the animals she loved, her brothers and sisters-in-law, nieces, nephews and friends. Wanda was born on October 30, 1947 and grew up on the family farm just outside of Weyburn. Her love of animals started at a young age and continued throughout her life. Wanda graduated high school in Weyburn and then met the love of her life, Dennis; they were married on May 17, 1969. Together their love of horses led them through a lifetime of raising and showing horses, whether it was light horses, jumping horses or Clydesdales. As a family they enjoyed many accomplishments and developed many friendships along the way. Wanda spent 38 years working for the Provincial Government, 35 of them spent at the Weyburn Court house as a Deputy Sheriff until her retirement in 2010. Wanda lost the love of her life in 2004 and has been living with a heavy heart ever since. Mom and Dad are together again and no doubt looking over us. A heartfelt THANK YOU to everyone who has kept our family in their thoughts and prayers, as well as to those who have dropped off food and flowers; we are deeply appreciative of all the support from our family and friends. A Service of Remembrance for Wanda was held on Friday December 27 at 2:00 p.m. from the Knox Presbyterian Church, Weyburn with Rev. John Ferrier, officiating. Interment to be held at a later date.

BIRRELL - Leila Mildred Birrell passed away peacefully on Saturday, December 28, 2013 at the age of 78 years. Leila was predeceased by her parents, John and Daisy Michael and brothers, George and Don Michael. Leila was born at Walden on October 11, 1935 and lived on a farm near Melville with her parents, two brothers and two sisters. After completing her Grade 12 education Leila went on to hair dressing school and would work as a hairdresser at Ada’s in Weyburn for many years. Leila met and married Sherwood Birrell 56 years ago, and they were married on October 1, her birthday. They remained in Weyburn all of their married life. Together they raised three children. Leila lived for her children. She faithfully attended and enjoyed watching all of their sporting events, and choir or band performances. When the grandchildren came along she was busier than ever and they all would enjoy a day with grandma by themselves. Leila would bake, play and do crafts with them. She would faithfully attend their events at school and away from school. Leila attended school bowling, soccer, track and field events, and would even hop in the car and travel to events just to cheer on the grandchildren. In her spare time she enjoyed growing many vegetables as well as boasted a lovely flower garden. Leila had a love for animals and was especially fond of her dogs. She received great enjoyment from them. She was also an avid reader and an active member of the Grace United Church. Her family filled her life with love right up to the end of her days. Leila will be lovingly remembered by her husband of 56 years, Sherwood Birrell of Weyburn; son, Sherwin (Mary Lynne) Birrell of Regina, and their children, Nathan (Kelsie), Breanna (Christopher) and Keegan (Lyn); son, Kevin Birrell (Fran) of Weyburn, and their children, Ashley Birrell, Matthew Sanders (Amy) and family, Hailey and Ryley, Nicole Sanders (Ryan) and daughter, Sloane, Lisa Dennis (Boyd) and family, Caden, Chase, Vann and Barrett; daughter, Cindy (Larry) Szczecinski and their family, Marlowe (Trina) Szczecinski and Shane (Jordan) Szczcenski; sisters, Kay (Joe) Hershmiller and Phylis (Johnny) Schuster; sister-in-law, Betty Michael as well as many nieces and nephews. A memorial service was held on Friday, January 3, 2014 at 2:00 PM from Grace United Church, Weyburn, with Rev. M. Barnabas officiating. Interment will take place at a later date.

BISSETT - Vera May (nee Munro) Bissett, late of Weyburn, passed away January 8, 2012 at the age of 99 years. Vera was born October 12, 1912 to Hilma and Charles Munro. She grew up in the Trossachs area, taking her schooling there as well as the Weyburn Collegiate and Normal School in Moose Jaw. She later attended the U of A in Edmonton. While teaching in Lethbridge she received her Bachelor of Education from the University of Lethbridge. Vera came to Weyburn in 1967 to teach Home Economics and English at the Comprehensive High School. She then became involved with various organizations in the community. They included I.O.D.E., Rebekah's, United Church Women, University Women, Retired Teachers, and Canadian College of Teachers. She was a founding member of the Saskatchewan Home Ec. Teachers Association, where she also served as editor of Vista, their educational magazine. Executive positions were held with many of these groups and they also provided her with an opportunity to travel to many conferences across Canada and into the U.S. Vera was also a skilled crafts woman with skills in sewing, crocheting, knitting, painting, pottery and needlework. She sewed many beautiful clothing items, as well as knitted sweaters. Her home was adorned with many stitchery items, mementos of her travels, and beautiful china, crystal and silverware. Vera enjoyed entertaining her guests with her culinary skills and hosted numerous meetings at her home. In her later years when she was unable to travel she was still able to enjoy some of her crafts along with reading and watching T.V. Her last years were spent at the Weyburn Special Care Home where she was well cared for and enjoyed the company of a number of friends she had known over the years. The local University Women's Club held their meetings at the home so Vera could still attend meetings right up to her 99th birthday. A life long lived! Vera was predeceased by her parents, Charles and Hilma Munro; husband, Tom Sylvester; second husband, Mel Bissett; sisters, Agnes Brooks and Margaret Sutton; brothers-in-law, Al Brooks, Claude Sutton and Lloyd Moore; and nephews Delmar Sutton and Greg Sylvester. She will be lovingly remembered by her son, David Sylvester; step-children, Monty Bissett (Sandra) and family, George Bissett and Connie (Don) Abbott and family; sisters, Beatrice (Cameron) Sylvester and Lorraine Moore; as well as many nieces, nephews and other relatives. A funeral service was held Monday, January 16 at 2:00 PM from Grace United Church, Weyburn, with Reverend M. Barnabas officiating.

BLACKBURN - Taelynn Leanne. On Sunday, June 25, 2000, Taelynn Leanne Blackburn passed away at the Weyburn General Hospital at the age of three months, seven days. Taelynn was born March 18, 2000 in Weyburn to Allison (nee Kerr) and Dickie Blackburn. She was predeceased by her grandpa, Richard Blackburn, and great grandpa James McFarlane. Taelynn will be lovingly remembered by her parents, and her brother Mason of Weyburn; grandparents: Agnes Blackburn of Weyburn, Cindy and Clint Swanson of Weyburn, and Allan and Jacêlyn Kerr of Regina; great grandparents: Joan McFarlane-Rolfs and John Rolfs of Weyburn and George and Evelyn Kerr of Yorkton; aunts and uncles: Robert Kerr of Red Deer, Collin (Nikki) Kerr of Weyburn, Donald Blackburn of Grande Prairie, Donna (Garth) Allan of Corning, Douglas Blackburn of Weyburn, Delbert (Rosa) Blackburn of Regina, Darlene (Lawrence) Bisson of Weyburn, Dean Blackburn of Weyburn and Rita Blackburn of Regina; as well as numerous cousins, great aunts, uncles and friends. Funeral service was held Thursday, June 29 at 2:00 p.m. from Knox Presbyterian Church, Weyburn, with Rev. John Ferrier officiating. Interment followed in Hillcrest Cemetery, Weyburn. Pallbearers were Rob Johnston, Shannon Moldenhauer, Jason Roy and Ian Allen.

BLACKMER - James “Jim” Sherrow, beloved husband of Mrs. Arlene Blackmer of Medicine Hat, AB, passed away on Monday, July 26, 2010 at the age of 80 years. Jim also leaves to cherish his memory four children; Janice Blackmer of Medicine Hat, Randall (Shawna) Blackmer of North Battleford, Karen (Ken) Blackmer-Thompson of Medicine Hat, and Sandra (Chuck) Regier of Airdrie, AB; nine grandchildren, Marnie Beggs-Murray, Melanie Beggs-Murray, Aaron Blackmer, Jamie Blackmer, Danielle Blackmer, Matthew Blackmer, Milan Thompson, Braydon Regier and Alynn Regier; one sister, Maxine Hird of White Rock, BC. Jim was predeceased by his parents, Daniel and Ethel Blackmer; one brother, Daniel Jr.; and one sister, Bernice Griep. Jim was born on February 13, 1930 in Bracken, SK. In 1941, Dan and Ethel moved their family back to Halbrite and began farming Grandpa Bill Sherrow’s land. Jim attended school in Bracken and Halbrite. He played hockey and was actively involved in baseball and softball for many years and attended many sports days. Jim excelled as a baseball pitcher and tried out for the major leagues but unfortunately “blew his arm”. Jim farmed with his father and on November 20, 1950 he married Arlene Giroux. Following his parents’ retirement, Jim and Arlene took over the farm. He also raised cattle, drove school bus for 10 years, and battery operated for L & M Oil Co. In the fall of 1966, Jim was forced to give up farming, due to back problems and the family moved to Weyburn. Jim was employed at Simpson Sears, Marshall Wells and Co-op with the petroleum department until back pain and more surgery forced early retirement in 1980. He helped Don Beggs farm at Huntoon and his Halbrite land. He loved building projects and being the supervisor. He never was late for a baseball game that his grandson played; he attended several tournaments. He remained an avid baseball fan and enjoyed watching the New York Yankees and the Toronto Blue Jays. Jim also enjoyed playing cards and cribbage with family and friends. In 2004, Jim and Arlene moved to Medicine Hat, AB. Jim never complained about his health problems and had such determination to keep “plugging away”. He loved to be surrounded by family; they were all very important to him. We feel so blessed to have had a dad with such loyalty, resolve and such a positive attitude. Jim will be greatly missed by his wife, children and grandchildren. Many will remember him as a kind, gentle, generous, honest and very sentimental man. A Private Family Funeral Service was held in Saamis Memorial Funeral Chapel, #1 Dunmore Road SE, Medicine Hat, Wednesday, July 28, with Rev. Dr. Dave Skidmore officiating. A private interment will follow in the Family Plot at Saamis Prairie View Cemetery.

BLACKBURN-ATCHISON - Jean Viola (nee Stewart). On Saturday, April 3, 2010, Jean Viola Blackburn-Atchison of Weyburn passed away at the age of 82 years. Jean was predeceased by her parents, James Milton and Magnuy Viola Stewart (nee Christianson); her sister, Doris Mae Dewhurst; her first husband, John S. Atchison in 1975 and her second husband, William T. Blackburn in 1998. Jean leaves to mourn her family, one brother, James (Lorna) Stewart of Calgary, AB; her two sons: Ken (Jane) Atchison of Saskatoon and Lawrence S. Atchison of Weyburn; and her daughter, Dr. Beth E. Atchison of Victoria, BC; granddaughters: Dr. Amy (Nathan) Ambrose of Victoria, BC and Sarah M. Atchison of Victoria, BC; grandson, Jes (Chrystal) Atchison of Regina; great granddaughter, Emma Jean Atchison of Regina; great grandson, Miles Larsen Ambrose of Victoria, BC; as well as her nieces and nephews: Lynn, Kathleen and Dale of the Dewhurst family and Jeff, Sheila, Lorraine and Becky of the Stewart family. Jean was born on September 19, 1927 at Shaunavon where the family remained until the death of her father, Joseph in 1940. Viola moved the family to Semans and Jean graduated grade twelve in 1946. She then moved to Weyburn to pursue training as a Registered Psychiatric Nurse and graduated in 1949. Jean was one of many young people drawn to Weyburn by the job opportunities created at the new Saskatchewan Hospital. She remarked that though times were difficult all the new friends made everything worthwhile. Jean married one of her co-workers, John Atchison in May of 1950. They raised three children while pursuing their careers. She also developed interests in curling and the Legion Ladies Auxiliary and continued with volunteer work until health concerns curtailed her activities. Jean was widowed in 1975 when John died shortly after retirement. She continued working and developing interests in travelling and square dancing. Jean remarried in December, 1987 to William Blackburn. She enjoyed travelling with her new partner and commented that it was a very happy time in her life. She enjoyed visiting her children and was later thrilled to meet her new grandchildren. In 1998, Jean was widowed again and later suffered from health concerns that limited her mobility and travelling became difficult. She was a gentle, happy person and she will be missed by those who knew her. A Memorial Service was held Friday, April 9 at 2:00 P.M. from Grace United Church, Weyburn with Rev. M. Barnabas officiating. Interment followed in Green Acres Memorial Gardens, Weyburn.

BLACKWELL - Eva May. On Friday, February 12, 1999, Eva May Blackwell, formerly of Weyburn, passed away at Regina Pioneer Village, eight days short of her 90th birthday. Eva was born at Heward, SK, February 20, 1909. Predeceased by her parents, John and Sarah Blackwell, brothers: Roy, Earle, Arthur, Walter, Garfield, and Leslie and sister Tillie (Joseph) Slater. She is survived by sister-in-law, Doris (Garfield) Blackwell, and 15 nieces and nephews. Eva was raised in the Weyburn district and after the death of her parents, she remained on the farm in Grassdale to keep house for her brothers, Earle and Leslie. She was noted for her sunny smile and sense of humor as well as her reputation for cookies, cakes and pies that the nieces and nephews really looked forward to. She loved to dance and play cards. She was a member of the Yeoman's Sewing Circle. In 1974 she and Leslie retired to Regina. When Leslie passed away in 1986, Eva moved to a care home where she remained until her passing. Funeral service was held Wednesday, February 17 at 2:00 p.m. from Hastings-Dionne Funeral Home, Weyburn, with Rev. Julie Collings officiating. Interment followed in Hillcrest Cemetery, Weyburn. All those in attendance were considered to be honorary pallbearers. The active pallbearers were: Donald Blackwell, Larry Temple, Terry Guest, Dean Guest, Larry Phillips and Neil Jensen.

BLATZ - Edith 'Elaine' (nee Robinson), aged 68 years, was born July 3, 1942 on the farm near Weyburn and went to be with her Lord on August 30, 2010. Elaine was the third child of Stan and Dorothy Robinson. She grew up on the farm enjoying music, 4-H, friends and church. After completing high school she went to Aldersgate Bible College then on to University of Saskatchewan to pursue a degree in education. From starting teaching in Saskatchewan, she went to Brazil as a missionary for three years, returning in the summer of 1969. Her teaching career continued in Regina before moving to Winnipeg to teach in Fort Garry School Division. Elaine took a sabbatical at University of BC, earning her Diploma in Guidance Studies. On her return to Winnipeg she moved into high school as a school counsellor continuing in that position until her retirement in 1997. Elaine married Frank Blatz on July 23, 1994. They resided on the farm at Kane until moving to Winkler in 2009. Elaine delighted in her children, grandchildren, great granddaughter, and nieces and nephews. Elaine was a vibrant and spiritual person, involved in her community with groups such as the Christian Business and Professional Women’s Council and Fellowship of Christian Farmers Canada (FCFC). During the past year, Elaine took on the role of prayer co-ordinator for the FCFC and was the first person to serve in that capacity. Elaine ministered in many ways in the church, for example teens, music, and as a deacon. She enjoyed gardening, quilting, entertaining and spending time with friends. Her friends and family will sorely miss her. Elaine was predeceased by her parents, Stan and Dorothy Robinson, her sister, Norma Scott, her sister-in-law, Marilyn Robinson, her brothers-in-law, Henry Blatz, David Scott, Jac Blatz and Art Wiebe. Elaine is lovingly remembered by her husband, Frank; her children, David (Judy) Blatz of Winnipeg, MB, Joan Carolyn of Winnipeg, MB, and Linda Blatz of Winkler, MB; her grandchildren, Matthew (Jen) Blatz of St. Albert, AB, Greg Blatz (Christine McKinley) of Winnipeg, Kenton Blatz (Krystal Waterhouse) of St. Albert, and Danon Blatz Chodak of Winkler and great-granddaughter, Ashlyn Blatz of St. Albert; siblings, Alf Robinson of Weyburn, Vern (Sharon) Robinson of Weyburn, Helen Blatz of Winnipeg, Anne Wiebe of Steinbach, Dora (Hank) Hildebrand of Winkler, and Norman (Elva) Blatz of Winkler; as well as many nieces, nephews, great nieces and great nephews. Our family was blessed with a loving and godly wife and mother. We cherish our gift from God and her love will continue to surround us. The interment was held at Rose Farm Cemetery and the service of celebration at Emmanuel Mennonite Church in Winkler on September 4 with Pastors Art Hiebert and John Klassen officiating. The pallbearers were grandsons, Matthew, Greg, Kenton, and Danon and nephews, Jeff Robinson and Malcolm Scott. The ushers were Dulaney Blatz, Steve Hildebrand, Rod Robinson, and Shelley Penner.

BLISH - Ethel Lillian (nee Winfield) passed away peacefully on Tuesday, January 29, 2002 at the Weyburn General Hospital at the age of 80 and with her daughter at her side. Her husband, Chester Blish and granddaughter Laura Parent and one brother and a sister predeceased Ethel. She is survived by her daughter, Ann Parent, granddaughter Michelle Parent, her sisters Gladys Moore of Abbotsford, BC and Marion Moberg (Tom) of Seattle, WA, as well as numerous nieces and nephews and very special friend Jan Frayn. Born May 8, 1921, in Regina, she lived in Assiniboia until 1939 when the family moved to New Westminster, BC. In the early 40's she worked as a nurse attendant at the Provincial Mental Hospital in New Westminster, commonly referred to as No. 9. After visiting her sister Betty in Bechard, she stayed and worked in the General Store where she met her husband. They lived in Bryant and Lake Alma until finally settling in Weyburn. Ethel taught Sunday School for a number of years at Benson United Church. While she was in Assiniboia she sang in the choir. Ethel was very active with the 4-H Club in lake Alma and was the treasurer for a time. She loved reading, embroidery, crossword puzzles, puzzles and sewing. And please do not call her when baseball, curling or the Three Tenors are on TV. As an overall animal lover, she especially loved cats and tolerated dogs. A fabulous baker, she was well known for her fresh baked bread, donuts and cinnamon rolls, even Doctor Squires enjoyed them. She knitted beautiful outfits for her granddaughters whom she dearly loved and who loved her. Ethel left a last message for her family and friends: "Thanks to all for being there when needed whether in laughter or tears. Special thoughts for Leonard and Lillian Hestad and Clara Knibbs - thanks for everything. To my daughter thank you for being you - all my love to you and Laura and Michelle - the light of my life. Special thanks and love to Jan Frayn #2 daughter - for all she's done and doing over these "sick" years." If I'd had a choice I could have never picked a better mother. She was the finest, gentlest, caring and most forgiving person I knew. She will be loved and missed by everyone who knew her. She had a heart of gold and loved without limitations. She was and will always be a "special" friend. Graveside service was held at Green Acres Friday, February 1, 2002

BLISS - Dorothy Irene (nee Brown) passed away at the Weyburn Special Care Home on November 25, 2010 at 93 years of age. Dorothy was predeceased by her parents, Sydney and Annie Brown, her husband George, her son Georgie, and her two brothers, Hector and Roger. She is survived by her sister-in-law, Betty Brown of Saskatoon, her nephew, Sidney (Marsha) Brown of Saskatoon, and two nieces, Sylvia Bartz of Nanaimo, BC, and Eleanor (Wally) Beck of Calgary, AB. Dorothy was born on May 13, 1917 at Watrous to Sydney and Annie Brown, the youngest of three children. Her mother died when she was three years old. Two years later, in 1922, her father moved the family to Punnichy, SK. When her father died in 1939 Dorothy remained at home taking care of the household for her two brothers, Hector and Roger. She worked as a domestic for families in the area, at the Punnichy hotel and restaurant and in the Gordon Indian School. She also took in boarders to supplement her income. After the house was sold Dorothy moved to Regina for awhile. Dorothy moved back to Punnichy and on November 17, 1944 she married George Bliss. Their son, Georgie, was born in 1946. In 1951 they moved to Regina where Dorothy worked at McGavin’s Bakery. In 1953, George and Dorothy moved to Weyburn. Dorothy worked in a hotel and various restaurants: Town ‘n Country, El Rancho, and Malley’s Gold Tone. She spent many years working for Jack and Jean Hulbert and Dan and Elsie Lindskog. Dorothy would also cook for farmers during harvest season. Dorothy liked anything to do with creation, flowers and animals. She loved music, played the piano and was a band member in Weyburn for many years. She liked to sew by hand and always had a project on the go. Dorothy enjoyed company and was particularly fond of children. She had a deep love for the Bible and enjoyed sharing spiritual truths with others. In 1992, Dorothy dedicated her life to God and served as one of Jehovah’s Witnesses to the time of her death. Interment was held on Monday November 29 at 11:00 a.m. at Green Acres Memorial Gardens, Weyburn. A service of remembrance for Dorothy was held on Monday, November 29 at 2:00 p.m. from Kingdom Hall of Jehovah’s Witnesses, Weyburn with Mr. Arnold Kozak, officiating.

BLOOR - Ellean Sylvia (nee Waldal). On Tuesday, March 21, 2000, Ellean Sylvia Bloor passed away peacefully in Souris Valley Extended Care Centre, Weyburn, at the age of 77 years. Predeceased by her parents Olaf and Anna Waldal, an infant son Richard, brothers: Mervin, Joyce, Owen and Elton, sister Estelle Johnson. Sylvia leaves to mourn her loving husband of 53 years, Alfred (Bud) Bloor; son Brian (Kari), Trisha, Dylana, Chad; son Blake (Martha), Cory, Kyla, Lisa, Tara; son Stuart (Mona), Lori, Bridget, Angie; daughter Diane (Dave Larsen), Ashley, Ryan, Brendan, Dustin; and son Doug (Trina), Tamara, Justin. Two great grandchildren, Courtney and Jessica. Brothers: Thor (Florence), Kenneth, Casper (Lorette), Wallace (Marcella); sisters: Thorine (Orville) Olsen, Ione (Roy) Wanner, Inis (Art) Marcotte, Mavis Schnell and Janice Pettersen; brother-in-law Mel Johnson, sisters-in-law: Welda and Ione Waldal. Also numerous brothers and sisters-in-law and nieces and nephews. Sylvia was born January 22, 1923 at home in Lake Alma. She went to country schools around Lake Alma and then went on to Normal School in Regina. She returned to teach in various schools around home. Sylvia met Bud while she was teaching in Oungre and they were married on August 6, 1946 in Plentywood, Montana. They raised their family on the Bloor homestead, and Sylvia continued as a substitute teacher for many years. Church and family were the centre of life, with their house being the gathering point. Sylvia always had the house full of friends and relatives; she was always cooking and baking and loved to fuss over everybody, making a comfortable and happy environment. Tin-Can Cricket in the yard, playing in the barn, floor hockey in the kitchen (instead of doing the dishes!), watching TV through the register and the smell of Mom's lemon pie, apple pie, buns and bread - not to mention the lefse and lutefisk too - these are the memories of home. Sylvia was a member of the Beaubier Lutheran Church and later the Hamar Lutheran Church. She was a huge fan of her children's activities, and then of her grandchildren's. Sylvia always kept a huge strawberry and rhubarb patch and garden. The kids were allowed to do as they pleased in her garden. Nothing was said if the plant was pulled root and all! Lilacs around the farm, and tiger lilies in front of the house were her favorite flowers. She painted and bowled for many years, and reading was also her hobby. Birthday parties, whether for young or old, you could always count on Sylvia to bring the best chiffon cake in the country. She loved to watch Jeopardy. Along with Estelle and Mel, they traveled to Hawaii. But what she liked best was a house full of family, so they did not leave the farm very often. In 1981 they moved to Weyburn, connecting with Zion Lutheran Church there, and staying closely involved with the farm and the grandchildren's lives. She was always on the phone to those who were far away, and those nearby never had to look far for a babysitter! Two of her favorite sayings, "O my stars!" and "Oofdah" have already passed on to the next generation. Sylvia had a really good sense of humour which she kept through her Alzheimer's disease. The Alzheimer's disease started slowly, and even though she had a hard time outside her home element, she insisted on going to all the recitals, hockey games, Christmas concerts, and activities she could. Sylvia never had anything negative to say about anyone. She will always be remembered for the constant smile on her face and for her famous farewell: "So when's the next time you're going to come back again?" Funeral service was held Friday, March 24 at 1:00 p.m. in Zion Lutheran Church, Weyburn, with Pastor Ron Bestvater officiating. Interment followed at Bromhead cemetery. All who shared in Sylvia's life and all who were in attendance were considered to be honorary pallbearers. The active pallbearers were Kevin Bloor, Blaine Johnson, Barry Larsen, Ron Eddy, Cam Johnson, and Kelly Waldal.

BLOOR - Mildred Isabelle (nee Ritter), late of Weyburn passed away at the Weyburn Special Care Home on Thursday February 24, 2011, at the age of 91 years. Mildred was predeceased by her husband, Clifford, a son, Clinton, her parents, Charlotte and Levi, sister in infancy, Lola Marie, sister, Margaret (Lorentz) Pettersen, brothers, Howard Ritter, Charles (Nell) Ritter, brothers-in-law, Jack Hogg, Lorence (Annie) Bloor and sister-in-law, Marie Bloor. Mildred is survived by her children, Thelma (Wilfred) Jacobson, Lake Alma; Marilynne (Lawrence) Jacobson, Sifton, MB, Lavern (Loretta) Bloor, Prince Albert, 14 grandchildren, 17 great grandchildren, three great great grandchildren, sister, Helen Hogg, Saskatoon, sister-in-law, Dorothy Ritter, Regina, along with numerous nieces and nephews. Mildred (better known as Milly) was born November 22, 1919 to Levi and Charlotte Ritter, on the homestead south of Gladmar. She weighed in at one and a half pounds. She was determined to live, and that determination stayed with her all her life. Milly took her schooling at Hummingbird School, then to high school at Gladmar. On November 14, 1939, she was united in marrriage to Clifford Bloor. They started their married life on a ranch 10 miles north of Gladmar. Their four children were born here, then in 1953 they moved to a farm at Brooking, SK, so the children were closer to school. In 1974, they retired to Radville, then in 1979 they moved to Weyburn. She loved to bake and cook, trying new recipes, knitting and doing many crafts. A funeral service for Mildred was held on Monday, February 28 at 11:00 a.m. from RD Family Funeral Chapel, Weyburn with Pastor Martin Olson, officiating. Interment followed at Laurier Cemetery, Radvile. Pallbearers were James Anderson, Jeremy Anderson, Owen Anderson, Austin Anderson, Dylan Jacobson and Ashton Atamanchuk. Honorary pallbearers were all in attendance.

BOBIER - Marie Elva late of Weyburn, SK, formerly of Halbrite, SK, passed away Sunday, November 6, 2011 at the age of 100 years. A Prayer Service will be held Sunday, November 13, 2011 at 7:00 PM. The Funeral Mass will be celebrated Monday, November 14, 2011 at 10:30 AM. Both services from St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church, Weyburn, SK with Father Gerry Bauche celebrating. Interment to follow at Green Acres Memorial Gardens, Weyburn, SK.

BOCIAN - Anthony “Tony” Bocian, late of Weyburn passed away Friday, July 29, 2011, at the age of 82 years. Tony was predeceased by his parents, Sam and Maria Bocian; his wife, Jeanette; son Greg; one great grandson and a sister, Anne Kyrylchuk. Tony is survived by his children: Bernadette (Daryl) Rinehart, Harrow, ON and their children [Nicholas, Joseph, Andrew and Annie], Michael (Sera) Bocian, Weyburn and their daughter [Mikayla]; Vlad Bocian (Janice), Weyburn, Antoinette (Terry) Cinnamon, Valemount, BC and their children, [Tatjiana, Harrison and Abigail], Charlotte (Troy) Frederick, Maxim and their children [Blake, Jeanette, Rebecca and Adam], Geraldine Bocian and her children [Johnathan, Matthew, Emily and Avah], Michelle (Pete) Severson, Weyburn, and their children [Samuel, Eva and Alexander], Andrew Bocian, Weyburn and his children [Olivia and Madeline]; daughter-in-law: Linda Bocian, Weyburn and her children, [Amanda (Brett) Bedore, Crystal (Josh) Runge, Anthony and John (Melissa)]; seven great grandchildren; sister, Genevieve Girardin, Weyburn; sister-in-law, Annie Sobchuk, Regina; brothers-in-law: Henry (Marge) Hutt, Tribune, Jim (Elaine) Hutt, Weyburn as well as numerous nieces and nephews. Prayers were held on Wednesday, August 3 at 7:00 p.m. from St. Vincent de Paul Roman Catholic Church, Weyburn. A funeral service for Tony was held on Thursday, August 4 at 10:30 a.m. from St. Vincent de Paul Roman Catholic Church, Weyburn with Father Ivan Derkach, officiating. Interment followed at Hillcrest Cemetery, Weyburn. Pallbearers were Anthony Bocian, Mark Girardin, Bernie Girardin, Tony Kyrylchuk, Joe Kyrylchuk, Ed Kyrylchuk. Honorary pallbearers were all in attendance.

BOEHM - Benjamin Adam. Son of Doug and Cindy Ann Boehm, brother and best friend to Jason and Shelby, Ben came into this world on July 31, 1989 at 12:04 p.m. weighing in at almost 10 lb. in Regina. Because of his baby rolls as a baby he was nicknamed Puff a Lump. As he grew older and started to become himself, the nickname changed to what is still known today as "Bam Bam". Ben did everything to the fullest. If he was truly interested in something it was always all or nothing. He started his love for motors at a very young age. Growing up in Regina, Ben had a good Christian upbringing. He was part of the Beavers, Scouts, Air Cadets, Karate, Tae-Kwon-Do, and the Regina Boxing Club. He loved sports and if he was not perfect, he would get very frustrated; but who doesn’t. Ben loved his family first, friends second and anything with a motor third. Ben also enjoyed hunting and fishing and often talked about the day that dad got his trophy buck. Doug, Cindy Ann, Jason and Shelby feel privileged to have Ben in their family. There is no doubt that Ben knew he was loved, as they told each other every chance they got. We will never truly understand what happened that terrible day he took his life. However, will continue to celebrate his life with fond memories; love and laugh the way that he would want it to be. Ben was predeceased by his grandparents, Arnie and Verna Boehm, Bill Myers and Marjorie Wilson and Victor Burrell; aunts, Pamela Boetteger, Cathy Burrell and Donna Hyland. Ben is survived by his loving parents, Doug and Cindy Ann Boehm of Weyburn; brother, Jason Boehm of Weyburn, and sister, Shelby Boehm of Regina; favourite critter, Misty (The Beagle); grandmother, Maureen Burrell of Harriston, ON; god parents, Del and Sam Dunlop of Airdrie, AB as well as numerous aunts, uncles, cousins, relatives and friends. A Memorial Service was held on Tuesday, February 12, 2013 at 2:00 PM from Grace United Church, Weyburn with Rev. M. Barnabas officiating. Interment took place at Hillcrest Cemetery, Weyburn. The family of Ben Boehm would like to send a sincere appreciation and thank you to everybody for the kind words, hugs, food, flowers, cards, donations and prayers. As you all know Ben completed our family. He gave us everything a son/brother could give; love, laughter, and frustration. Ben was the best friend a person could have. He was always there when you needed him no matter what. Thank you for sharing your memories, for these memories will keep him alive in us forever. We will never know why his life was cut short. But what we do know is that while he was here with us he made us laugh and made us feel safe. We truly believe that is how he would like to be remembered. We would like to thank the paramedics, police, coroners office, professional services, and Fletchers’ for their thoughtfulness and professionalism shown to our family. We would also like to thank Rev. Barnabas and the Grace United Church for the lovely service and lunch prepared for all of our friends and family. Last but not least we would like to thank Rene Jakubowski for putting together the awesome video of Ben and all of the family and friends that traveled many miles to be with us in our time of need. — Doug, Cindy Ann, Jason and Shelby Boehm and Misty "The Beagle"

BOHN - Lorna Mavis (nee Leippy) Bohn passed away peacefully on Saturday, December 14, 2013 at the age of 81 years. Lorna was predeceased by her parents, Reinhold and Emma Leippy; husband, Albert Bohn and sister, Arlene Messer. Lorna was born October 11, 1932 in Weyburn to Reinhold and Emma Leippy. She grew up in Weyburn with two sisters and a brother and received her education at Haig Elementary School. After completing school Lorna worked at the Club Café until she met the love of her life, Albert Bohn. Albert and Lorna were married on February 26, 1955 in Weyburn. Together they worked on the family farm while raising their five children. Albert and Lorna would spend summers on the farm and move into town for the winter. Lorna also was employed for a period of time at St. Mary’s as a nursing aid. In 1979 they moved to Fernie, BC until Albert’s passing in May of 1990. Lorna remained in Fernie for several more years and then returned to Weyburn where she lived until her passing. Lorna and Albert loved to travel and enjoyed trips to family weddings and other special occasions. They enjoyed day trips in around the Fernie area. In her spare time Lorna liked to embroider, knit, cook, bake and garden. While she was still living in Fernie, Lorna tended a beautiful flower and vegetable garden. In later years she spent hours doing jigsaw puzzles, many of which adorn the halls at Tatagwa View. She will be lovingly remembered by her son, Terry (Karen) of Coleman, AB and their family, Darren, Derek, Danielle and Delisha; daughter, Judy (Ken) Herberholz of Weyburn, and their family, Tara and Tyson; daughter, Janice (Gary) Rieger of Calgary, AB and their family, Stephen and Dawn; son, Ken (Teresa) of Neepawa, MB and their family, Tyson and Tanner; daughter, Laura Paiement of Coalhurst, AB; great grandchildren, Kaitlynn, Hailee, Makenna, Cayman, Ryatt, Raidan, Taylor, Paige, Delainey, Shae, Justin, Alexander, Owen and Quentin; brother, Julian (Jean) of Raymond, AB; sister, Elvina Bennett of Victoria, BC as well as many nieces and nephews. At the request of Lorna, there will be no Formal Service.

BOSSENBERRY - William Norman. On Friday, April 13, 2001, William Norman Bossenberry, late of Weyburn, passed away at the age of 86 years. Predeceased by his parents, Norman and Estelle Bossenberry; his wife Minerva; three brothers: Harvey, Leslie and Keith Bossenberry; and one sister in infancy. William is survived by his children: Sharon (Paul) Lisko of Weyburn; Donald (Marjorie) Bossenberry of Cranbrook, BC; Deborah Bossenberry of North Battleford; Wayne (Lorna) Bossenberry of Griffin; and Kim (Wanda) Bossenberry of Craik; 11 grandchildren: Bill Allen (Rachel), Derek (Teresa) Allen, Ian Allen (Anita), Heidi (John) Demyen, Christina (Mike) Decelle, Brenda Bossenberry, Jody (Frank) Hackett, Darla and Heath Beaudry, Dylan and Kenna Bossenberry; six great grandchildren: Jennifer, John, Ronald Demyen, Dakota Allen, Phillip Decelle, Kristie Lund; two sisters: Louise Holman of Ponoka, AB, and Jean Campbell of Weyburn; nine sisters-in-law; as well as numerous nieces and nephews. William (Bill) Norman Bossenberry was born on June 13, 1914, on the farm SW 16-09-10-W2 at Creelman. He was raised on the farm along with his three sisters (one died in infancy) and three brothers. On November 18, 1941 Bill married Minerva MacDonald at Weyburn. They lived on the farm from 1941 to 1985, then moved to Weyburn in 1985. Bill served in the army during WWI for one year. He was a member of the Creelman Agricultural Society, Prairie Lea School Board, and Prairie Lea Snow Plow Club. Bill attended the United Church at Froude and was a member of the board for many years. He enjoyed baseball, curling, hunting, fishing, horse shoes and various card games. Bill lived his life as a farmer, husband, dad and good friend and will be sadly missed. Funeral service was held Tuesday, April 17 at 2:00 p.m. from Grace United Church, Weyburn, with Rev. Julia Sinclair officiating. Interment followed in Green Acres Memorial Gardens, Weyburn. Active pallbearers were his grandsons: Bill Allen, Derek Allen, Ian Allen, Heath Beaudry, John Demyen and Mike Decelle. The honorary pallbearers were members of the Royal Canadian Legion.

BOURASSA - Margaret Mary (nee DeBruyne), late of Weyburn, passed away on Wednesday, January 25, 2006 at the age of 89 years.Margaret was predeceased by her parents: Prosper and Elvira DeBruyne; her husband: Gustave; son: Dennis; granddaughter: Janet Bourassa; grandson: Lonny Stremick; five brothers; one sister; two brothers-in-law; and two sisters-in-law. She is survived by her three children: Lawrence (Gladys) Bourassa, Weyburn, Art Bourassa, Nanaimo, B.C. and Elaine (Jerry) Stremick, Kendal; her grandchildren: Randy, Debbie, Patti, Darcy, Brian, Lisa, Lori, Steven; 15 great-grandchildren; one great-great-granddaughter; two sisters: Susan Hayward, Assiniboia and Medeline Charmont, Nordec, AB; as well as numerous nieces and nephews and special friend, Geri Nelson, Weyburn. The Prayer Service For Margaret Bourassa was held on Sunday, January 29 at 7:00 p.m. from St. Vincent de Paul Roman Catholic Church, Weyburn with Father Gerry Bauche presiding. The Funeral Mass followed on Monday, January 30 at 10:00 a.m. from St. Vincent de Paul Roman Catholic Church, Weyburn with Father Gerry Bauche Celebrant. All in Attendance were considered Honorary Pallbearers. The Active Pallbearers were Grant Shewchuk, Lisa Shewchuk, Lori Losier, Shannon Loucks, Steven Stremick and Ed Bourassa. Interment followed at Hillcrest Cemetery, Weyburn.

BOWERS - Edith May (nee Worrall), late of Weyburn, passed away Monday, October 20, 2008 in the Weyburn General Hospital at the age of 70 years. She was predeceased by her father and mother, Norman and Irene Worrall; her loving husband and best friend, Dave in 1997 and her son Dale in 2005. Edith will be lovingly remembered by her children: son, Dan (Carolyn) Bowers of Regina, daughter, Debbie Coroluick of Redcliff, AB, daughter-in-law, Joleen Bowers of Bengough, son, Tim (Tracy) Bowers of Weyburn, and daughter, Tammy (Gary) Cooper of Medicine Hat, AB; grandchildren: Shaun, Krista, Terry, Joanna, Rodney, Aaron, Ashley, Ryan and Kaitlin; sisters: Shirley Parisien of Regina, and Doris (Art) Jaworski of Weyburn; special cousin, Carol (Terry) Dawes of Fairmont, BC and sister-in-law, Mary Pietsch of Calgary, AB; as well as numerous nieces, nephews, relatives and friends. Edith was born and raised in Weyburn. In 1958 she married David Bowers and started their family. In 1960 they moved to Ogema, where they established a plumbing business and raised five children. While there, Edith was active in the community, joining the Rebekah Lodge, working at the library, enjoying her time with her good friends over a cup of coffee and a game of cards. In 1986, due to Dave's ill health, they moved to Weyburn where Edith became coordinator at the Kinsmen Senior Centre. Edith enjoyed organizing various activities including bingo, bus tours and crib tournaments. After retiring, Edith enjoyed her casino trips with friends, visiting family and spending time with her grandchildren. At the time of her passing she resided at Legion Towers where she will leave behind numerous friends she made there. Edith will be greatly missed by her family and friends. Funeral service was held Friday, October 24 at 2:00 p.m. from Fletcher Funeral Chapel, Weyburn, with Rev. Barnabas officiating. Interment followed in Hillcrest Cemetery, Weyburn. The Active Pallbearers were: Terry Dawes, Terry Bowers, Calvin McCormick, Art Jaworski, Jimmy Jaworski and Phillip Parisien. Members of Alexandria Rebakah Lodge formed an Honor Guard.

BOYCHUK - Lawrence "Ricky" of Canora, passed away suddenly January 4th, 2009 at the Regina General Hospital at the age of 65. Lawrence "Ricky" was born Aug 7, 1943 to Metro and Korolina (Matsalla) Boychuk in Canora. He was the ninth of ten brothers and sisters. He attended the Crooked Hill Creek School near Amsterdam. As a young man, he worked at saw mills and logging camps until moving to Regina in the early 60's. In Regina, Ricky worked at pouring basements and worked at a lumber yard. On April 11, 1963 he met Ruth Brydges whom he married in 1966. Upon moving to Weyburn in 1966, he began working at Motorways, driving truck and was there until the late 70's. Their sons were both born in Weyburn, John in 1969 and Eric in 1973. Ricky started his own painting and drywall company in Weyburn and was in business until the mid 80's. At about this time he started to coach minor hockey. Ricky was also driving truck in the oilfield around Weyburn. In 1991 he moved to Edmonton and was hauling mail across Canada until 1995. In 1995 he moved back to Canora until his passing. In Canora, he started working with Wyonzek Brothers driving truck until he would go on to work at Coop in 2007. He retired in Aug of 2008. Whether you knew him as Ricky, Lawrence, Uncle, or Brother, you also knew he loved to make people laugh and was always there for others. He loved fishing, hunting, friends, laughter, reading, music, the Leafs, campfires, country cruises and loved his cabin. He will be missed by all that knew him. Lawrence is survived by two sons, John (Cindy) of Weyburn and Eric of Canora, his three sisters, Eleanor Wolos of Canora, Antonia (Nick) Hladun of Canora and Delores (Earl) Brown of Lloydminster AB, and his children's mother, Ruth Boychuk of Canora. He was predeceased by his parents, his three brothers, Nicholas, Johnny, and Anton, and three sisters, Mary Stefanowich, Victoria Antoniuk and Emily Danyluk, and his special friend Eileen Vanan.

BRAATEN - Arthur 'Art' Lloyd. On Tuesday, March 2, 1999, Arthur "Art" Lloyd Braaten, late of Weyburn, passed away at the age of 75 years. Predeceased by his parents, Knut and Ella Braaten; brothers: Richard, Elmer, Harry, Fred, Roy, Herbert and Andrew Braaten; and one sister, Alice Rumbold. Art leaves to mourn his wife, Grace Overland Braaten of Weyburn; children: Donald (Lucy) Braaten and their children: Eric, Lana, Caleb of Forget, SK; Colleen (Merv) Mooney and their children: Shawn of Yellow Grass; Jody of Regina; Maureen (Ron) Loos and their children: Cody, Evan of Saskatoon; brothers: Eddy (Anne) Braaten of Margo, SK; Raymond (Mabel) Braaten of Swan River, MB; sisters: Edna Elliot of Saskatoon; and Eileen Evans of Boisie, Idaho; numerous nieces, nephews, cousins and friends. Art was born March 7, 1923 to parents Knut and Ella, nee Wangen, at the old log house on the homestead at Kuroki, SK in the Margo district where they had settled from South Dakota. He was baptized at Moe Concordia Lutheran Church there. All together Art had nine brothers and three sisters, with Eddy remaining on the family farm. Art completed Grade 8 at the country school, and then worked for SaskPower. He was close friends with the Overlands, and married Grace in 1957 after she had been suddenly widowed and her two young children left fatherless. Don and Colleen received Art as father in every way, and soon another sister, Maureen was born, completing the family. Art and Grace farmed for a few years at Lintlaw, moving into town to operate the restaurant there as well. Art also drove a school bus route and sublet another. In 1968 the family moved to Weyburn where Art worked with Cockshutt Implements and then Canada Wire and Cable until retirement. In preparing for retirement, Art and Grace had moved out to Yellow Grass. Now from their retirement home they produced crafts for all the flea markets and craft shows around: garden markets, bird houses, whirlygigs, farmers fannys, tulips and more - with Art doing the woodwork and Grace the painting. Art was a real people person and loved the visiting at all the sales. They travelled, not only for fishing trips up to Fishing Lake, and to visit relatives in BC, Idaho, and Ontario, as they had done with the children, but also to see Las Vegas, Texas and Mexico. They loved to go out dancing or to coffee with neighbors. About three years ago, Art was diagnosed with cancer of the colon. With surgery, chemotherapy and radiation treatments, Art's condition stabilized and he enjoyed a year of reasonable health. During this time, Art and Grace reached their 40th wedding anniversary and celebrated with the reaffirmation of marriage vows and a big gathering of family and friends. When the cancer invaded Art's liver they moved back into Weyburn to be closer to hospital services. But even though Art was very sick, they had the whole family into their new place for Christmas. He stayed home as long as possible, passing away after only 2-1/2 weeks in hospital. Art loved having his family around him, visiting with his friends, learning from people. He was a patient and gentle man with a good sense of humour, who rarely lost his temper and loved to tell a story or play a practical joke. Art was always appreciated for his calm, relaxed ways and will be greatly missed by those who knew and loved him. Funeral service was held Saturday, March 6, at 11:00 a.m. from Zion Lutheran Church, Weyburn with Pastor Ron Bestvater officiating. Interment followed in Hillcrest Cemetery, Weyburn. All those in attendance were considered to be honorary pallbearers. The active pallbearers were Terry Braaten, Ron Kuiper, Stanley Braaten, Jerald Schmidt, Don Gallinger and Steve Sayeau.

BRADY - Terry Garth Brady passed away on Tuesday, February 27, 2007 at Weyburn, at the age of 62 years. Terry was predeceased by his parents, Lawrence and Midge Brady; two brothers-in-law, Roy and Stan Lynch; and his sister-in-law, Sandra Lang. He leaves to mourn his wife, Lorraine; his brother, Roger (Sharon) Brady; his mother-in-law, Marguerite Lynch; numerous nieces and nephews; and his House 8 Tatagwa View Family. Terry loved nature -hunting, dogs and wildlife. The Memorial Service for Terry Brady was held on Friday, March 2, at 1:30 p.m. from Tatagwa View Chapel, Weyburn, with Rev. John Ferrier officiating. All in Attendance were considered honorary pallbearers. Interment followed at Hillcrest Cemetery, Weyburn.

BRAITHWAITE - Laura Jane (nee Corr) Braithwaite of Weyburn passed away April 6, 2005, at the age of 86 years. Laura was born August 17, 1918 to R. James and Sulamith Corr of Tribune. Being one of 15 children, Laura grew up on the family farm and attended Slager School, attaining her grade eleven diploma (the last years being by correspondence). She had fond memories of swimming in the river that flowed past their home - even using the diving board a time or two. She would speak of looking after the cows while they were in open grazing. This would give her the opportunity to sit on a rock and practice her memory work for the next school day. She also had a love of drawing, and a number of her pictures, done in pastels, can be found in the homes of family members. With quite a few younger brothers and sisters, she learned how to clean, cook and sew. Therefore, at age 16, she began to work for various farm families. First of all, in the Tribune area, then to Gainsborough to join her brother, returning to work for families south of Weyburn. Laura then commenced working for families in the North Weyburn district. It was here that she met a neighborhood boy, Jimmy Braithwaite. They were married in October of 1940 and began their married life on the Braithwaite farm, north of Weyburn. They were blessed with one son and two daughters. She enjoyed cooking, baking, canning, sewing and gardening. She always took time to appreciate the birds, the trees, the flowers, and the beautiful sunsets. In 1952, Laura became one of Jehovah's Witnesses. Throughout her life, she truly loved reading and understanding the truths found in the Bible, and to share these with others. In 1977, Jim and Laura purchased a home in Weyburn where they began spending their winters, returning to the farm in the spring. After their farm auction in 1985, they took up permanent residence in Weyburn leaving Wayne Aitken to look after the farming of their land. In October of 1992 her husband Jim passed away. Up until August of 2002, Laura could be seen driving her blue half-ton truck around Weyburn. In 2003, she was still in her truck (as a passenger) helping her great grandchildren with their paper routes. In her later years, she enjoyed visits from family and friends, whether personally, by phone, by letters, or by cards. She still enjoyed a good game of cards. Still appreciating nature, she derived much enjoyment from the birds in her bird feeder outside her kitchen window, and was also intrigued by the hoof prints of deer that occasionally strolled by her house in winter. She also took great care to water her many house plants, so there were blooms most of the year. Laura will be fondly remembered by family and friends for her love, her caring, and the ability to see the humor in things. Laura was predeceased by her parents James and Sulamith Corr; husband James Braithwaite; brothers Ralph, Harold, Martinus, Thomas, Arthur, John and James Corr; sisters Marie Engel, Christina Zolob, Mary Aveyard, and Vida Jensen; son-in-law Melvin Hall; daughter-in-law Adeline Braithwaite; brothers-in-law John Engel, Walter Zolob, Michael Holigrocki, Christian Gulbranson, Walter Jensen, Aldo Mastrocola, and Walter Fleming; sister-in-law Mary Corr. She leaves to mourn, her son, James Braithwaite of Abbotsford, BC; daughters Loretta Meagher of Weyburn and Sandra Hall of Stoughton; brothers Lawrence (Kay) Corr of Weyburn and Palmer Corr of Trossachs; sister Bridget Mastrocola of Montreal, PQ; brother-in-law Delbert Aveyard of Weyburn, and sister-in-law Jean Fleming of Ajax, ON, and many nieces and nephews. Laura's precious grandchildren and great grandchildren have many treasured memories of a very special Granny. Memorial service was held on Monday, April 11 at 10:30 a.m. from the Kingdom Hall of Jehovah's Witnesses, Weyburn. Interment followed at Hillcrest Cemetery.

BRADY - Midge (nee Campbell). On Wednesday, February 26, 2003, Midge Brady, late of Weyburn, passed away at Weyburn General Hospital at the age of 79 years. Predeceased by her father and mother, Tom and Madilin Campbell and her husband Lawrence Brady. Midge is survived by her two sons: Terry of Weyburn and Roger (Sharon) of Weyburn; grandchildren: Kim (Andrea Vogel) of Weyburn and their children: Travis and Jessica; Scott (Cheryl) of Weyburn and their children: Tessa and Tanis; Cindy (Craig) Mack of Weyburn and their children: Brady and Haley; three sisters: Elva (Don) Turner, June Carr and Marge (Vern) Domes all of Weyburn; as well as many nieces and nephews. Myrtle Aileen Brady was born September 4, 1923 at McTaggart, the second oldest of four girls, Elva, Midge, Marge and June. She started school in Midale, then moved and went to Elm Dale School, then went to school in McTaggart. She attended Sunday school when she was young and she left school after grade 11. On October 4, 1940 she married Lawrence Albert Brady at McTaggart. They lived on the farm when first married for seven years, then moved to McTaggart for three years, Kisbey for three years, Estevan for two years, then moved to Weyburn where she has resided until her passing. They owned the grocery store in Kisbey and Estevan. She worked at McCoy's Drug Store, was a bookkeeper at Beaver Lumber, a teller at the CIBC bank, then was co-owner of Brady's House of Flowers. She liked to sew, can fruit and vegetables, play cards, go to sports days and watch curling. She loved to go hunting when her boys were young. She also loved dogs. Midge was very excited at the birth of her grandchildren and great grandchildren, and deeply loved them all. She will be lovingly remembered and sadly missed by all she knew and loved. Funeral service was held Saturday, March 1 at 2:00 p.m. from Grace United Church, Weyburn, with Gary W. Goran officiating minister. Interment followed in Hillcrest Cemetery, Weyburn. All those in attendance were considered to be honorary pallbearers. The active pallbearers were: Bruce Miller, Kelly Glaspey, Alex Miller, Bert Sanguin, Roy Obst and Jack McCallan.

BRANNEN - George Roberts. At the close of a long and happy life filled with music, family, and good humour, George Roberts Brannen died peacefully in his 80th year at St. Paul's Hospital, Saskatoon, on March 8, 2002. George was born in Fredericton, New Brunswick in 1922, the son of Sterling Brannen and Agnes MacLeod Corbitt. At the young age of 15 he followed his older brother Charles to England, where he joined the army and spent the war years in the Middle East. After the war, George trained as a nurse in Graylingwell Hospital, where he met a girl from Ireland, the love of his life, Teresa Campbell - like him, a keen and formidable field hockey player. George and Teresa were married in 1950 and had the first five of their eight children in Sussex, England, before coming back to Canada to work in hospitals in Weyburn. Throughout his life, George was a talented and enthusiastic musician and singer. He played the flute in the Saskatoon Concert and Auxiliary Bands, and sang tenor in the University Chorus and various church choirs. George will be sadly missed by his wife of 51 years, Teresa, his son Michael (Leah) and children Tom, Rosa, and Patrick, son Anthony (Bev) and children Jeffrey and Elyse; daughter Esther (Tim) Bangsund and children Matthew, Shelagh, Timothy and Aubree; daughter Deirdre (Cal) Albright and children Emily, Ellen, Alex and Liam; daughter Mary; daughter Kathleen (Denis McKee and Mitchell) and son Sean (Caron) and children Jordan and Madison, and by his brother Goodridge. George was predeceased by his parents, his brother Charles, his sister Kelly, his daughter Shelagh, and an infant grandson David. We are grateful for the care given by St. Paul's Palliative Care Unit. A prayer service was held at Saskatoon Funeral Home on Monday, March 11 at 7:00 p.m. and a funeral service celebrated by Fr. Len Cyr at St. Paul's Cathedral, Saskatoon, Tuesday, March 12 at 10 a.m. A memorial service will be held in Weyburn at a later date.

BRANNEN - Teresa (nee Campbell) Brannen, beloved wife, mother, grandmother, sister, and friend, died peacefully on April 14, 2004. Teresa will be greatly missed by her son Michael (Leah) and children Tom, Rosa and Patrick; son Anthony (Bev) and children Jeffrey and Elyse; daughter Esther (Tim) Bangsund and children Matthew, Shelagh, Timothy and Aubree; daughter Deirdre (Cal) Albright and children Emily, Ellen, Alex and Liam; daughter Mary; daughter Kathleen (Dennis McKee and Mitchell) and children Maeve and Wren; son Sean (Caron) and children Jordan and Madison; and by all the family in Ireland and England. Teresa was predeceased by her husband George, her daughter Shelagh, and an infant grandson David. A true daughter of Ireland, she was born Teresa Campbell in Johnstown, Kilconnell, County Galway on July 23, 1926, where she grew up on the family farm, the elder sister of Gerard, Tom, and Esther. In 1948, she moved to England to train at Graylingwell Hospital. In May 1950, she met a handsome Canadian, George Roberts Brannen, while playing field hockey. Both were formidable competitors, and their meeting was the beginning of a long and wonderful life together. George and Teresa married in 1950. In September 1960, George went ahead to Canada, to work in the Saskatchewan Hospital in Weyburn. Teresa followed in December, bringing their five children, aged 7 years to 6 weeks. Within a few years, the family had grown to eight with the birth of Kathleen, and the twins Sean and Shelagh. Teresa had a busy life. While raising eight children, she worked at the Saskatchewan Hospital, Souris Valley, the Union Hospital and Weyburn Psychiatric Centre. She was a member of St. John's Ambulance, the Catholic Women's League, and the St. Vincent de Paul Church Choir. She found time for knitting, crocheting, gardening, and baking. When they retired to Saskatoon in 1990, Teresa and George sang together in St Joseph's Parish Church Choir and St. Paul's Catholic Cathedral Choir, took classes through Saskatoon Seniors Continued Learning, played piano, went for long walks, played golf, and enjoyed many family get-togethers. Teresa was tremendously proud of her family and enjoyed attending her grandchildren's performances. One of her great joys was that she, a mother of twins, became the grandmother of twins when Maeve and Wren were born in 2003. She was a wonderful mother and grandmother and we will miss her terribly. Our thanks to the staff of 6100, Royal University Hospital, and the Saskatoon Cancer Centre. Prayer service was held at St Paul's Cathedral, Spadina Crescent, Saskatoon, Friday April 16 at 7:30 p.m., and a funeral service was held at St. Vincent de Paul Church in Weyburn at 2:00 p.m. on Saturday, April 17.

BRAZENAS - Antony 'Algy'. On Saturday, February 2, 2002, Antony Brazenas, late of Weyburn, passed away at the Weyburn General Hospital, at the age of 60 years. Predeceased by his father, Antony 'Tony' Brazenas and his grandparents: Vera and George Zabeila; father-in-law, Jim Thompson. Algy is survived by his loving wife, Elvie Brazenas of Weyburn; his mother, Julia Brazenas of Weyburn; mother-in-law, Lucy Thompson of Theodore; uncle, Wally (Joan) Zabeila of Vancouver, BC; brother-in-law, Dick (Shirley) Thompson of Theodore; three nieces, Barbara (Michael) Baxter of Porcupine Plain, and their children: Laura, Meaghen and David; Norma Thompson of Salt Spring Island, BC; and Carla (Dick) Onslow of Theodore, and their child, Dryw; nephew, Rick (Irene) Thompson of Theodore, and their children: Sarah, April and Curtis. Algy Brazenas was born May 23, 1941 at Edmonton, AB. In 1945 his family moved to Moose Jaw when they became involved in the hotel business. In 1950 his family purchased the Soo Hotel in Weyburn, which they operated until 1972. He received his elementary and high school education in Weyburn and also attended the University of Saskatchewan in Saskatoon. On October 14, 1966, Algy married his wife Elvie Thompson in Theodore. In the early 60's farmland was purchased by the family in the rural municipality of Weyburn. Algy continued to farm this land until the time of his passing. He was also actively involved with the R.M. of Weyburn as a councillor for 12 years. Algy always enjoyed his friends and family and was known for his fondness for discussions and expressing his views on everything especially farming and politics. He fought a private and valiant duel with cancer but it was not to be. He died courageously and with dignity as was his wish. He will be missed! Funeral service was held Tuesday, February 5 at 3:00 p.m. with Father Francis Hengen officiating. Interment followed in Hillcrest Cemetery, Weyburn. Honorary pallbearers were Don Olah, Del Johnson, Frank Regal, Debbie Regal, Raymond Ruckaber, Scott Grams and Jerry Schmidt. The active pallbearers were: Dale Labatte, Phillip Babiarz, Rick Thompson, Ron Arndt, Clayton Schmidt and Orville Klatt. .

BRENHOLEN - Lavern Doris Eileen (nee Dreher) was born October 15, 1927 north of Bromhead. It is with deep sadness that the family announce her passing at the age of 82 years at the Crocus Plains Villa Home in Weyburn. Lavern joins her husband Cecil; her parents, Albert and Louise Dreher; four brothers: Henry Dreher and (sister-in-law, Emma), Rueben, Vernon and Bert Dreher; as well as her twin sister, Lillian Zimmerman (brothers-in-law, Matt Zimmerman and Howard Bloor). Left to mourn are sister, Mary Hainsworth (Irwin); two sons, Conroy Brenholen (Marcie), and Perry Brenholen; three daughters, Marlene Johnson (Keith), Dianne Schiissler (Dale) and Cindy Delorme (Chris), as well as several grandchildren and great grandchildren, nieces and nephews. Mom had a great love of the arts, painting, ceramics, pottery and her gardens. She always considered a trip with Cindy to Victoria, BC to see the Butchart Gardens a highlight of her life. After marrying Cecil in 1947, they farmed for several years around Bromhead until they retired to Weyburn in 1974. Lavern worked with her son, Con in a painting business in Weyburn. She also took up pottery, mastered it and eventually taught it. After Cecil passed away she became quite involved in the Community of Christ church until it closed down about 2007. Funeral services were held Friday, January 8, 2010 at 2:00 p.m. from Fletcher Funeral Chapel, Weyburn with Elder Dan Esch officiating. Interment followed in Green Acres Memorial Gardens, Weyburn. The Active Pallbearers were: Kirk Johnson, Palmer Johnson, Michael Bloor, Bobby Brown, Laurin Dreher and Murray Brenholen.

BRISTOL - P. J. 'Bud'. On Friday, March 3, 2006, P. J. 'Bud' Bristol, passed away at the Weyburn General Hospital at the age of 92 years. Predeceased by his father, John in 1967 and mother, Alice in 1969; his wife of 52 years, Irene in 1992; one sister, Eva in 1998; brother-in-law, Johnny in 1970; and a nephew, David in 1993. Bud will be lovingly remembered by his family: two sons, Larry (Chris) Bristol of Regina and their two children: daughter Pam, her husband Sylvain and their son, David, and son, Scott; and Brian (Charlotte) Bristol of Colfax and their three children: son Troy, his wife Rindi, daughter Lana her husband Mike and their family, Amy and Brett, and son Kyle; and a niece, Pat Augustson. Bud was born in Regina on July 25, 1913. He moved with his mother, father and sister to Colfax in 1920. On January 5, 1940, Bud married Irene Stephenson in Regina. They farmed at McLean. Their first son, Larry was born December of 1940. Bud joined the army on December 8, 1941, the day after the attack on Pearl Harbor. He was discharged in December of 1945. He returned to the farm at Colfax, and their second son, Brian was born in Regina in March of 1950. Bud and Irene retired to Weyburn in 1980, and Irene passed away in February of 1992. Bud continued to reside in his Weyburn condo until October of 2000, when, after an illness, he moved to the Parkway Lodge where he resided until he was transferred to the Weyburn General Hospital on February 24, 2006. The family wishes to express their sincere thanks to the Parkway Lodge and the staff for making the last five years so good for Dad. We would also wish to sincerely thank Dr. Bierman and all the staff at the Weyburn General Hospital for their compassionate care in Dad's final days. Funeral service was held Wednesday, March 8, at 11:00 a.m. from Fletcher Funeral Chapel, Weyburn, with Rev. John Ferrier Officiating. Interment followed in Colfax Cemetery. The active pallbearers were: James Gibbons, Manford Howsam, Bill Pierce, Ryan Campbell, Jack Goski and Dave Pulfer. A Last Post Service was held by the members of the Royal Canadian Legion.

BROCK - Russell Alexander Brock late of Weyburn, passed away on Thursday October 7, 2010 at the age of 83 years. Russell was born January 9, 1927. He was predeceased by his parents: Joe and Leah Brock; his wife Veronica; sisters: Grace (Stan) Button, Patsy (Tog) Murray, Margaret (Bob) Lauder, and Emma (infant). Brothers: Bill (Jessie) Brock, Doug Brock, Bud Brock and Delbert Brock. In-laws, Doug Campbell, Jim (Hazel) Eddy, Fern (Jim) Wilson, Myrtle (Stanley) Franklin, Walton Eddy, Cecilia Eddy, Lois (Alvin) Cross, and Leo Eddy. Russell wed Veronica Eddy on December 26, 1955. Russell is survived by his children: Anna (Keith) Erick, Carlyle, and their children: Craig (Marcie) {Kirby, Titus and Ryan} Erick, Sheena (Cody) and {Kendall} Grimes, Ava (Ed) Dunham, Creelman, and children: Sean, Ian, Morgan Dunham, and Duncan (Nan) Brock, Weyburn, and children: Brandon (Janette Hoffman), Amanda Brock (Tyler Hill), Austin Brock, Leah Brock, Sara (Brad) Irwin, Goodwater, and their children: John (Jessica Harrison), Gene and Robert Irwin. Warren Brock (Bonny Garvey), Yellow Grass, and their children: Cynthia, and her children {Carson, Montana, Gage and Marci}, Crystal and her daughter Kevin, Tyson Garvey (Leah Watson), in-laws: Della, Irma and Verna Brock, Ellen and Helen Eddy, Greg (Myrtle) Eddy, Evelyn Erick and dear sister Ethel Campbell, Peterborough, Ont. Russell was the tenth child born to Leah and Joseph Brock Jr. As a young boy, Russell had many fond memories of Christmas concerts and shenanigans at West Weyburn School where he claimed he was the top of his class. Eventually, he would admit that he was the only one in his class. Russell and Veronica raised their children on their farm south of McTaggart. Russell had 13 grandchildren and four great grandchildren whom he dearly loved. Russell loved having special holiday dinners with all the family. He enjoyed watching movies with the grandkids and rarely missed a school concert or sporting event. Grandpa’s two main loves were his morning porridge and long underwear. He took his long-johns off in July and put them back on in August! Truthfully, Russell’s family and his farming were his passions. Grandpa didn’t text and drive — he farmed and drove. Russell was a hard-working man whose farming career first started in a haying partnership with his brother, Bud. Russell’s farming years included cattle, his special dog companions, Barney and Buttercup, and Gypsy his horse. Russell’s farming ventures later turned solely to grain farming with, of course, a few goats to keep things lively. Harvest was always a busy time for Russell; keeping combines rolling, dogs and kids safe and managing the un-hired help. He was inventive in his ways of repairing and welding to make sure the machinery kept running. Russell also encouraged his children to be hard working — or encouraged child labour as they see it — rock picking, painting granaries, summer fallowing, cutting grass, picking bales and weeding the garden were common tasks he delegated. When the chores were done, shuffleboard, pool and fooseball were common games at the Brock household. The kids always had dirt bikes, snow machines and, in the winter, a frozen dugout to play hockey. Russell worked hard but also knew how to have a good time. Weekly card and cribbage games with family were a must. Neighbours and friends were frequent visitors, not only for Grandpa’s wit and wisdom, but also the Loganberry wine. Auctions and gun collecting were favourite past times. Grandpa loved to show off his large collection of antique guns. Russell and Veronica were also well-traveled throughout Canada and Russell even went to Australia. Later in life, Russell became interested in tracking his family history and genealogy. A social butterfly, if you will, Russell was an active member on many boards and associations, including the Knights of Columbus, RM of Brokenshell, the McTaggart recreation board, school and health boards, figure skating board, as well as a hockey coach. Dad dearly loved school reunions, family reunions and assisted in the construction of many cairns and commemorative signs. Russell loved hockey. His voice could be heard throughout the rink to his children to‘get in the corner!’. Hockey Night in Canada was ‘must-see TV’. His competitive nature made him no match for his kids in the basement hockey games. He also enjoyed a round or two of golf at the ‘Schultz Country Club’ — a converted cow pasture where the club house was a single-seater outhouse! In the early 1990’s, Russell and Veronica retired from the farm and moved into McTaggart. Their house was the coolest in town — with a trampoline for their grandkids and whoever else showed up. While at home, Grandpa could be found in the large rocking chair at the top of the stairs, wearing a sweater vest, his glasses perched on his forehead, sipping Red Rose tea, reading the Western Producer and talking on the phone for hours — and, of course, watching hockey on the TV. After Veronica passed, Russell remained in their home in McTaggart assisting Duncan and Warren as the chief go-getter of parts and chief secretary. Russell, due to ailing health moved into his apartment in Weyburn in 2006 but McTaggart was always home. Russell passed away on October 7, 2010 while residing at Tatagwa View Long Term Care Center. Prayers were held on Sunday, October 10, at 7:00 p.m. from St.Vincent de Paul Roman Catholic Church, Weyburn. Funeral Mass was held on Monday October 11, at 10:30 a.m. from St. Vincent de Paul Roman Catholic Church, with Fr. Gerry Bauche, celebrant. Interment followed at Green Acres Memorial Gardens, Weyburn. Pallbearers were Marvin Eddy, Randy Erick, Brian Franklin, Lee Brock, Jean Urban, Barbara Garnier, Barry Hingtgen, Albert Loucks.

BROCK - Veronica Estelle (nee Eddy) Brock passed away January 26, 2002 at the Weyburn General Hospital. Veronica was born November 26, 1926. Predeceased by her parents Charles and Sarah Eddy, infant daughter, sisters Cecilia Eddy and Lois Cross. Brothers James and Leo Eddy, brothers-in-law Jim Wilson, Stanley Franklin, Alvin Cross, Bud Brock, Bill Brock, Doug Brock, Delbert Brock, Doug Campbell, Bob Lauder, Tog Murray and Stan Button, sisters-in-law Hazel Eddy, Jessie Brock, Patsy Murray, Grace Button and Emma Jean Brock. Veronica and her nine siblings attended school at Round Grove. Her parents, believing that their daughter should receive a better education, enrolled her in the Sion Convent in Moose Jaw then the Holy Rosary Convent in Regina. It was during that second year that Veronica tested positive for Tuberculosis. Further testing showed a dime sized spot on one of her lungs. Veronica entered the Sanatorium at Fort Qu'Appelle at the age of 16 years. Five years later she would exit, having 13 operations and one lung removed. This experience with death, at such an early age, strongly effected her attitude on living. She lived life with a passion that was evident in her love of colour, fancy clothes, people, excitement, travel, religion, art and literature. On return home, with orders from her physician to get "lots of rest and quiet," she celebrated by painting the entire inside of her mother's kitchen red. For out of the darkness of death, she would have light. Veronica met Russell through her brother Greg. Russell's first response when meeting Veronica was to ask her to marry him. She laughed. He found her enchanting; she found him wonderfully amusing. On December 26, 1955 they wed. Through this union they created a family. A family which understood that she was a lot like a comet across a night sky, bright and beautiful and not a bit shy, its boldness a treasure as it softly doth die. Veronica's memory will be held dear by her husband Russell, and children: Anna (Keith) Erick of Kenosee Lake, Ava (Ed) Dunham of Creelman, Duncan (Nan) of McTaggart, Sara (Brad) Irwin of Goodwater, and Warren (Bonnie Garvey) of Yellow Grass. Veronica was very proud of her grandchildren: Craig and Sheena Erick, Sean, Ian and Morgan Dunham, Brandon, Amanda, Austin and Leah Brock, John, Gene and Robert Irwin, Tyson Garvey, Cynthia (Cory) Turpie and Crystal Kitchen, great grandchildren Karson and Montana Turpie and Keven Kitchen. Sisters, Fern Wilson of Regina, Myrtle Franklin of Red Deer, AB, Evelyn Erick of Calgary, AB. Brothers, Walton (Helen) Eddy of Weyburn and Greg (Myrtle) Eddy of Griffin. Sisters-in-law Ellen Eddy of Weyburn, Irma Brock of Weyburn, Della Brock of Scarborough, ON, Ethel Brock of Brampton, ON, Verna Brock of Gravenhurst, ON and Margaret Lauder of Weyburn. Funeral service was held Wednesday, January 29 with Father Francis Hengen officiating. Interment in Green Acres Memorial Gardens, Weyburn.

BROOKES - M. Anne (nee Edwards), late of Weyburn, passed away on Thursday, October 30th at the age of 53 years. Anne was predeceased by her father and mother, Justin and Marie Edwards, her father in law, Ernie Brookes. Anne is survived by her loving husband, Grant Brookes, Weyburn, her daughter, Chantelle Brookes (Wayne Turner), Estevan and grandson Koen, her son, Chris (Bailey) Brookes, Weyburn, grandson Axton, granddaughter, Zavery, her sisters: Rita (Clint) Rapley, Bracken, Agnes (Miles) Folbar, Shaunavon, Hélène (Gary) Van Sandt, Shaunavon, brothers: Frank (Darlene) Edwards, High River, AB, Willy (Bev) Edwards, Cypress Hills, her mother-in-law, Lorraine Brookes, Indian Head, her brother-in-law, Murray (Linda) Brookes, Regina, her aunts along with numerous nieces, nephews, great nieces and nephews and many friends. Prayers were held at St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Roman Catholic Church, Weyburn on Monday, November 3rd, 2008 at 7:00 p.m. The Funeral Mass was held at St. Vincent de Paul Roman Catholic Church, Weyburn on Tuesday, November 4th, 2008 at 10:00 a.m. with Father Gerry Bauche as celebrant. All in attendance were considered Honorary Pallbearers. Interment to follow at a later date.

BROTEN - Mary (nee Bell). With heavy hearts we announce the sudden passing of Mary Broten on Sunday, June 7, 2009, in her 89th year. Loving mother of Archie, mother-in-law of Marguerite, Grandmother of Laurel (Paul Laberge), Chantel and Richel (Jason Rushforth), great grandmother of Christian, Danielle, Savannah, Layla, Bianca, Logan, Zachary and Ryan. Mary will be sadly missed but lovingly remembered. Mary was a life-long resident of Weyburn and retired after many years of work at the Saskatchewan Hospital. Her fun-loving and adventurous nature gained her many friends who benefitted from her hospitality throughout the years. She enjoyed travelling with her friends and Granddaughters and had a zest for life. Closer to home, she spent many wonderful summers at Carlyle Lake and loved being surrounded by the vast prairie skies. Mary is predeceased by her husband Hans Broten and her parents John Joseph Bell and Katie (MacKenzie) Bell. She was a wonderful mother, caring grandmother and great- grandmother as well as a dear friend. Funeral Services were held on Friday, June 12th at 3:00 pm from Fletcher Funeral Chapels Ltd., Weyburn with Pastor Jody Pfeifer officiating. Interment followed at Hillcrest Cemetery. Pallbearers were: Darcy McCormick, Sandy McCormick, Glenn Knupp, Doug Dreis, Joe Robillard, Ross Bobier

BROWN - Annie Viola 'Vi' (nee Woods) Brown, passed away peacefully at the Weyburn Special Care Home on August 8, 2002 at the age of 95 years. Vi was born in Glengarry County, Ontario in 1907. With her parents she moved to Headingly, MB and then to the Francis district in 1910. She married Emerson Brown in 1928 and they farmed in the Tyvan and Osage area. They lived in Osage for many years to be near schools. In 1951 they bought a farm at Griffin which they sold in 1957 and moved to Weyburn. She enjoyed gardening, curling, bowling, and playing cards, as well as keeping on top of current events, keeping a daily diary from 1928 until, due to failing eyesight, in 2001, there were very few entries. Predeceased by her husband Emerson, daughter Donna Hala, son Garth Brown, son-in-law Tom Hala, her parents, Charles and Christina Woods, sisters: Eleanor Woods and Olive Sherling, a brother William (Bud) Woods; Vi is survived by daughter-in-law, Doreen Brown of Weyburn; her grandchildren: Rhonda (Dan) Fradette of Weyburn; Marcie (Blair) Swedburg of Weyburn; Warren (Leanne) Brown of Lethbridge, AB; Brad (Jacquie) Hala of Weyburn; Shannon (Wade) Corbett of Weyburn; Pam (Kim) Cugnet of Cochrane, AB; and Darren Hala of BC; 17 great grandchildren; one brother, Duncan (Connie) Woods of Penticton, BC; one sister-in-law, Evelyn Woods of Tyvan; as well as numerous nieces and nephews. Funeral service was held from Fletcher Funeral Chapel, Weyburn, on Tuesday, August 13, at 2:00 p.m. with Rev. John Ferrier officiating. Interment followed in Green Acres Memorial Gardens, Weyburn. Pallbearers were: grandsons: Warren Brown, Brad Hala, Blair Swedburg, Danny Fradette, and great grandsons: Kalen Swedburg and Ron Fradette.

BROWN - Joseph Henry. On Sunday, January 6, 2002, Joseph Henry Brown passed away peacefully at New Hope Pioneer Lodge in Stoughton at the age of 68 years. Joe was born February 22, 1933 in Newcastle-on-Tyne, England. Predeceased by his father, Joseph Henry in 1976 and his mother, Millicent May in 1986. Joe leaves to mourn his loving wife of 41 years, Marjorie Brown and their four children: Susan of Edmonton, AB, Andrew of Calgary, AB, Jackie of Edmonton, AB and David of Biggar; his loving sister Joyce Neumann and her family of Aurora, ON and two brothers: Richard and Christopher and their families in Great Britain, as well as his many friends and his internet cribbage family. A memorial service was held Thursday, January 10 at 11:00 a.m. from Fletcher Funeral Chapel, Weyburn, with Hank Nickel officiating. A private family interment followed in Hillcrest Cemetery, Weyburn. All Joe's friends were considered to be honorary pallbearers.

BROWN - Robert Orville Brown. On Tuesday, June 21, 2005, "Bob" Brown, late of Regina, passed away at the Pasqua Hospital, at the age of 60 years. Predeceased by his parents, Harold and Esther Brown. Bob leaves to mourn his family: Shirley Nixon-Brown, the mother of his sons; Darcy (Lisa) Brown and their children, Chad and Riley; Danny Brown and his daughter, Christina Romanski; Monty (Heather) Brown; Marty (Lindsay) Brown and their son, Carter; and his brother, Jim (Terri) Brown and family. Robert Orville Brown was born April 3, 1945 at Weyburn. He enjoyed his family and loved to attend his boy's sporting events. He always said there was nothing better than a barbecue, and enjoyed camping and cooking out of doors. Buying and selling real estate and making a buck or two by finding a deal and hunting for bargains at garage sales kept him occupied. Bob enjoyed his pet, and always liked a good story or joke. He also enjoyed wood working and cooking. Bob loved to travel anywhere hot, and he visited Thailand and Mexico. He was always patient, never judgmental, and a loyal friend. He will be missed by those he knew and loved. Funeral service was held Saturday, June 25, at 2:00 p.m. from Grace United Church, Weyburn, with Gary W. Goran officiating minister. Interment followed in Green Acres Memorial Gardens, Weyburn. All of Bob's friends were considered to be honorary pallbearers. The active pallbearers were: Darcy, Danny, Monty, Marty, Jim and Chad Brown and Wayne McLeod.

BRUINOOGE - Daniel Bruinooge passed away at age 79 on December 4, 2009 in Edmonton, AB. Daniel Bruinooge was born in Holland on April 25, 1930 to Nicolaas and Suzanna Bruinooge. He lived in Manitoba where he married his wife Hillegonda (Connie). They moved to Alberta, Saskatchewan and then back to Alberta after his retirement where they have lived for the last 12 years. Daniel was the City of Weyburn Parks Planner from 1975-1995. He always had a passion for the outdoors, nature and trees. He developed many parks for the City of Weyburn and assisted many residents with their questions about trees. Daniel is survived by his wife Connie who he was married to for over 51 years; a daughter, Christina; three sons, Nick, Dan and Robert; 12 grandchildren; one great grandchild and many other family members.

BRUNESKI - Mary Elizabeth (nee Crane) passed away quietly at the Olds Hospital, Olds, AB on December 5, 2003. Mary was born August 4, 1922 near Weyburn on the family homestead. She was the sixth child of John Alison Crane and Belvia Jeanette (McLarty) Crane. She was predeceased by her mother and father, two brothers, John and Mac; and one sister Margaret. She leaves to mourn: one brother, George Crane of Weyburn, and sisters: Jean Johnston of Weyburn, Doris Gilbart of Calgary, AB, and Edna Crane of Burnaby, BC; two daughters, Janice Fifield (Jim) of Didsbury, AB, Jacqueline Baldwin (Rick) of Water Valley, AB; six grandchildren; seven great grandchildren, nieces, nephews, and their families, and many good friends. Mary was raised in the country, graduating from business school in Weyburn at age 17. She worked in Weyburn for a few years and moved to Calgary, AB in her early twenties. She was married to Edwin Bruneski in 1946, and was left to raise her two daughters alone a few years later. She began working at Massey Ferguson as a steno/secretary in 1950 and worked there until her retirement in 1981, and was their senior secretary at this time. She continued to live in Calgary after retiring, joining the Second Sixties and volunteering at the food bank. With her friends she went walking, hiking in the mountains, and went to many functions and shows in Calgary. She moved to Didsbury, AB at the end of 1998 to be closer to her children, and after her health declined, she was forced to move into a long-term care facility in Olds, AB. A small family memorial was held at the United Church in Didsbury on Saturday, Dec. 13, 2003 at 2:30 p.m. She will be laid to rest at the cemetery in Weyburn in the spring or summer of 2004.

BUCKNER - Clarence Whitaker "Ikie" passed away on December 25th, 2008 at the age of 91 years. Clarence was predeceased by his father, Roscoe; mothers, Ella and Cora; his wife Jean Buckner; sisters, Hazel Buckner, Ella V. Buckner; brothers and sisters-in-law, Jack McNay, Bud Jackson, Deborah (Art) Gosselin, Florence (Louis) Rozan, Chris (King) Hubbard, Laurie "Larry" (Mildred) Gregory, Louise (Jack) Stoughton, Mark (Pauline) Gregory, Grace (Cecil) Allan, Dennis (Lois) Gregory, George Dexter, one niece, Dianne and great niece, Becky. Clarence is survived by his brother, Jon (Oval) Buckner, North Carolina, sisters June McNay, Missoula, Montana, Louise Jackson, Regina, Bonnie Joan (Frank Buckner) Alabama, and numerous nieces, nephews and friends. The funeral service for Clarence Buckner was held on Monday, December 29, 2008 at 2:00 p.m. from Knox Presbyterian Church, Weyburn with Rev. John Ferrier officiating. The Active Pallbearers were: Ryan Dean, Jeff Buckner, Zak Buckner, Douglas Jackson, Dexter Jackson and Chad Delanoy. Honorary Pallbearers were members from the Weyburn Royal Canadian Legion and the Weyburn Elks. Interment followed at Green Acres Memorial Gardens, Weyburn.

BUCKNER - Jean Marie (nee Gregory), late of Weyburn passed away on Wednesday, September 3rd, 2008 at the age of 89 years. Jean was predeceased by her parents: Joseph and Deborah Gregory; brothers and sisters: Deborah (Art) Gosselin, Florence (Louis) Rozan, Chris (King) Hubbard, Laurie "Larry" (Mildred) Gregory, Louise (Jack) Stoughton, Mark (Pauline) Gregory, Grace (Cecil) Allan, Dennis (Lois) Gregory; one niece, Dianne and great niece, Becky. Brothers and sisters-in-law: George Dexter, Debs (Kay) Buckner, Stan (Bernice) Buckner, Hazel Buckner, Ella V. Buckner, Jack McNay and Bud Jackson. Jean is survived by her husband of 66 years, "Ikie" Clarence Buckner, Weyburn; one sister, Lillian Dexter, Calgary, AB, brothers and sisters-in-law: June McNay, Missoula, Montana, Jon (Oval) Buckner, North Carolina, Bonnie Joan (Frank Buckner), Alabama, Louise Jackson, Regina, and numerous nieces, nephews and friends. Jean Marie Buckner (Gregory) was born, raised and educated in Weyburn. Jean was given many talents; She had a beautiful singing voice, she could draw, paint, sew wedding dresses, decorate a wedding cakes or simply make a room look beautiful. The most wonderful gift of all was her love of children and she shared her love with her many nieces and nephews and neighbors. Jean and Ikie were unable to have children of their own and Aunt Jean decided that was God's plan so they both could help all of us kids that needed a second mother, and the love she was able to share with us. Aunt Jean was quick with her love for us and just as quick to correct us. Jean met her soul mate, C.W. Buckner (Ikie) while working at the Saskatchewan Hospital. They were married July 13, 1942. When the 2nd World War broke out Ike was shipped over seas. Jean moved to Toronto to be closer to Ikie when he returned from war. R.J. Buckner, Ike's father wanted them to return to the land and farm, so they did. These were tough times and they worked hard and when given the opportunity, played hard. Jean and Ike were blessed with wonderful neighbors and the greatest friends! Jean was a fighter and fought her way through T.B. and then cancer, determined to live on. Their niece and nephew bought their farm, so on October 1, 1981 Jean and Ikie bought a house and moved to Weyburn. Dear friends and family members enjoyed Aunt Jean's fabulous meals: Roast Beef & Yorkshire Pudding and Lemon Pie were some of the favorites. Usually there were colorful words in the kitchen if things weren't perfect. Jean was a dedicated committee person and enjoyed taking an executive position with the Royal Purple and Legion Auxiliary Branch of the Royal Canadian Legion Branch #47. She was always available to help at funeral lunches, curling with the zone or convening the Poppy Day Tea. Aunt Jean was a lady with style, poise and grace. She really had it all and called a spade a spade. We have enough wonderful stories and memories about our dear aunt to write several novels. Aunt Jean will be missed and loved forever and grateful she is at peace. She loved her lord and she loved us all. We are all better people because we were so fortunate to have Aunt Jean in our lives. Loved by the nieces and nephews of Auntie Jean. God Bless You. The Funeral Service for Jean was held on Saturday, September 6th, 2008 at 2:00 p.m. at Knox Presbyterian Church, Weyburn with Rev. Ina Golaiy and Rev. John Ferrier officiating. Active pallbearers were Mark Gregory, Jack Gregory, Dennis Gregory, Paul Gregory, Bill Buckner, Allan Buckner, and Roland Delanoy. Honorary Pallbearers were members of The Royal Purple and Legion Ladies Auxillary. Interment followed at Green Acres Memorial Gardens.

BUKOWSKI - Anne Mary (nee Mudry). On Monday, April 24, 2006, Anne Mary Bukowski, late of Weyburn Special Care Home, passed away at the Weyburn General Hospital at the age of 92 years. Anne was predeceased by her mother, Mary and father, John Mudry; her husband, Joe in 1997, and daughter-in-law, Roz Bukowski in 2002. Left to cherish her memory are her family: two sons, Joe of Lethbridge, AB and his children: Brent (Arin) Bukowski and their family, Eli and Morgan of Kaslo, BC and Lynnel (Jason) Ling and their family: Nolan, MaKenna and Ivey of Carlyle; and Brian (Janet) of Calgary, AB and their children, Brian Jr. of Toronto, ON, and Craig Bukowski of Calgary, AB; one sister, Monica Cheladyn of Edmonton, AB; brother-in-law, Julian Bukowski and sisters-in-law: Lucy Leck, Vi Lauder and Doreen Bukowski, all of Weyburn and many nieces and nephews, cousins and friends. Anne Mary Mudry was born on October 12, 1913 of Ukrainian parents who homesteaded one mile from the village of Prelate. Monica was born on June 27, 1918. She attended grade school and high school to grade 10 in Prelate. For grade 11, Anne's parents sent her to Saskatoon's Nutana Collegiate. The next year they sold their farm and moved to Saskatoon also. She finished grade 12, took a year of University, and then attended Normal School (teacher's college). She began teaching in the fall of 1933. Anne's first country school was in Polish Draw, four miles north of Cedoux. She taught there for three years and this is where she met her future husband, Joe, but it would be a few more years before the two would be married. During this time she also taught many of Joe's brothers and sisters, and had many fond memories of that time. Being of Polish decent, Joe had to learn Ukrainian to come to terms with Anne's parents before they were married October 9, 1938. They were given a half section of land west of Cedoux where they moved into a railroad cook car and began life together. Joe set to work on a proper house and soon they moved into that. They had two boys, Joe D. who was born in 1944 followed by Brian in 1952. When their oldest was of school age, realizing that driving to school in a sleigh for four miles would be difficult in winter, they purchased one of the first Bombardier snowmobiles. It became a key emergency vehicle, often taking the sick or pregnant into the nearest hospital in Weyburn, twenty miles away. Five years later, they moved the farmhouse into Weyburn, In 1956 Joe built a new house on Highfield Crescent in Weyburn, where they lived until Joe passed away in 1997, and several years later, Anne moved to the Weyburn Special Care Home. Prayers were said Thursday, April 27 at 6:30 p.m. from Fletcher Funeral Chapel, Weyburn. The funeral mass was held Friday, April 28 at 10:30 a.m. from St. Vincent de Paul Roman Catholic Church, Weyburn with Father Gerry Bauche, Celebrant. Brian Jr. gave the tribute to his grandmother. Interment followed in Cedoux Cemetery. All those in attendance were considered to be Honorary Pallbearers. The Active Pallbearers were: David Leck, Ron and Johnny Knox, Alan Finney, Brian G. and Craig Bukowski.

BUKOWSKI - Julian Sebastian. On Saturday, August 21, 2010, Julian Sebastian Bukowski passed away at Hilltop Manor, Weyburn, at the age of 87 years. Julian was predeceased by his parents, Joseph and Katherine Bukowski; his loving wife of 52 years, “Babe” Bukowski; brothers, Joe, Adolf and Ted, and sisters, Mel, Polly, Stephania and Dorothy. Julian will be fondly remembered by his two sisters, Lucy Leck of Weyburn, and Vi Lauder of Regina, and one sister-in-law, Doreen Bukowski of Weyburn, as well as numerous nieces, nephews, great nieces and nephews, relatives and friends in Canada and the United States. Julian Bukowski was born December 31, 1922, the seventh child of ten born to Joseph and Katherine Bukowski. Julian grew up on the farm with his siblings, and attended Polish Draw School, walking in the summer and driving the sleigh in the winter. Along with the chores, like feeding the horses and chopping a hole in the ice in winter for the cattle to drink, he had many happy memories of his early childhood, sometimes getting into mischief along with his brothers and sisters. In 1942, Julian joined the Air Force. He took his basic training in Brandon, MB and then was sent to Western Air Command to patrol the West Coast. That's where he met “Babe” (Charlotte Dahm), and they were married in 1945 in Vancouver, BC. He was discharged that same year, so they moved back to Cedoux, SK and started farming. He also had a trenching business for many years, doing water and sewer into farms. J.B. Trenching Ltd., at one time, owned three machines and he had up to five men working for him. Babe and Julian moved into Weyburn in 1988. They were avid fans of the Saskatchewan Roughriders and the Weyburn Red Wings, very seldom missing a game. The I.K.E. (I Know Everything) Club was formed in 1995, and Julian was proclaimed President for Life. His many antics were known all over, even having a spot for his gerbil on the radio. He was an avid supporter of the Communithon, and loved to join in with his many friends to raise funds each year. His community spirit included many charities. After Babe passed away in 1997, Julian continued to attend Red Wing games and would accompany his nephews to watch the Roughriders. He moved into Liberty Manor in 2008, and then to Hilltop Manor in 2010, where he passed away suddenly on August 21. The funeral mass was held on Thursday, August 26, at 1:00 p.m. from St. Vincent de Paul Roman Catholic Church, Weyburn, with Fr. Gerry Bauche officiating and Rev. John Ferrier gave a tribute. Members of the Royal Canadian Legion held a Last Post Service, and formed the Honour Guard. Interment followed in Cedoux Cemetery. All his nephews were considered to be Honorary Pallbearers. Prayers were held on Wednesday, August 25 at 7:00 p.m. from the St. Vincent de Paul Church.

BUKOWSKI - Ted W. late of Weyburn, passed away suddenly at the Weyburn General Hospital on Tuesday, October 9, 2001 at the age of 76 years. Ted was born at his family farm near Cedoux, January 4, 1925 where he would spend most of his time working on the farmland with his mother and then later buying grain for the Saskatchewan Wheat Pool. In 1956, Ted and his family moved to Weyburn into their newly built home that he and his wife built with their own hands. He then started working for the Department of Agriculture as a Water Technician until his retirement in 1987. Ted had a great passion for music. He had a talent for hearing a tune and the ability to play it without a note in front of him. He would play the accordion for many dances and parties and enjoyed entertaining friends and family playing the electric organ. Ted's other great love was his family and his friends. He always made sure that they were well taken care of. He loved spending time with his grandchildren when they would come and visit him. Predeceased by his parents, Joseph and Katherine Bukowski; his two brothers, Joe and Adolph; four sisters: Dorothy and Sephania in infancy, Melvina Gawel and Pauline Knox. Ted is survived by his loving wife of 54 years, Doreen Bukowski; dearly missed by his son, Doug (Peg) Bukowski of Calgary and his daughter, Sharon (David) Lethbridge of Salmon Arm. He will be fondly remembered by his grandchildren: Mark (Corinne) of Vancouver, Aaron (Rechelle) of Salmon Arm, Lisa and Cindi of Calgary; great grandchildren, Naomi and Seth of Salmon Arm; one brother, Julian and two sisters, Lucy and Violet. Funeral Services will be held Saturday, October 13, 2001 at 2:00 P.M. from the Calvary Baptist Community Church, Weyburn, SK with Pastor Wally Frank officiating. All those in attendants are considered to be honorary pallbearers. The active pallbearers are all nephews: Brian Bukowski, Reg Bukowski, David Leck, Allan Finney, Rodney Finney and John Knox. Interment will follow in Green Acres Memorial Gardens, Weyburn, SK.

BUNSE - Stanley Leroy. On Wednesday, October 17, 2001, Stanley Leroy Bunse late of Weyburn passed away at the Weyburn Special Care Home at the age of 84 years. He was predeceased by his wife Celia, parents Herman and Luella Bunse, one brother Lawrence, two sisters Blanche and Dorothy all of Midale. Stanley is survived by his son Larry (Carolyn) Bunse of Midale and three grandchildren, Teresa, Shane of Estevan and April of Weyburn, sister Mildred Reiser of Weyburn and brother-in-law Edward Van Tyle. Stanley was born March 2, 1917 on a farm just outside of the town of Midale, now owned by Duane Ryan. The family then moved five miles west, closer to the river, where he lived with his family until 1943. Then when he found a very special lady, Celia Van Tyle, he married her and moved to the farm where his son Larry now lives. He always said it would be a cold day when he got married, it was, January 18, 1943. They lived on the farm until the mid 80's and then moved to Weyburn in the South Hill area until he moved to the nursing home in 1998 due to poor health. Stanley was a very kind, loving, gentleman, very patient with all. He was very hard working and more than willing to help anyone in need. He cared very much for his grandchildren with a great sense of humor. He loved to play cards and checkers. When on the farm he took great pride in his horses and cattle and in Weyburn he had a special apple tree. He was always there for his family; this is shown by what he did for his grandchildren. He helped Shane catch his first fish, a large one weighing in at five pounds. He took April to the Dairy Queen when she was only four years old for her first peanut buster parfait which took her some time to finish. He saved Teresa from her broken toy keyboard with a real piano. He loved to go for drives to see the crops and scenery around us.

BURGE - James William. On Thursday, June 18th. 2009, James William Burge passed away at Tatagwa View Long Term Care Facility at the age of 80 years. Predeceased by his parents, George and Ida Lillian Burge. James is survived by his two children, daughter, Susan Burge of Minot, ND and son, Bill Burge of Regina; one sister, Lila (Jack) Shupe of Medicine Hat, AB; nieces and nephews. James William Burge was born in 1929 to George and Lillian Burge at Elk Horn. His sister, Lila was born in 1932, and in 1933 the family moved to Yellow Grass where they lived until moving to Weyburn in 1940. Jim took the rest of his schooling in Weyburn and was very active in many sporting activities including Baseball, going on to play with the South Saskatchewan Base Ball League, Hockey and Curling, where his team went to the Southern play-downs. Jim worked with his dad in Burge's Grocery Store and Butcher Shop. He married in 1953 and they had two children, Susan and Bill. In the early 60's he took over the family business, and gave it his personal touch where the locals would come to gather to catch up on the latest news. He also had the forward vision to acquire mineral interests in the area as the oil industry was growing. In 1983 he retired 'in a fashion' and became involved in many projects with Midale Petroleum. He was keenly interested in pursuing new opportunities until a week before his passing. Jim was a very active person until he had a serious heart attack in 1991. He remained tied to his own history and continued life-long connections with his relatives and his roots in Elk Horn and Yellow Grass. He accumulated friends his entire life from most prestigious to most humble. When friends moved away, they always kept in touch, visiting with him at his store and home. Jim was a quiet man, he didn't say much but when he did, people paid attention. He wasn't flashy or splashy, but he helped a lot of people in this community. Jim is one of the many people that have made Weyburn the community it is. Funeral Services were held Monday, June 22, 2009 at 2:00 p.m. from Grace United Church, Weyburn with Rev. M. Barnabas officiating. Interment followed in Hillcrest Cemetery, Weyburn. Pallbearers were: Jerry Mainil, Ken Grams, Danny Garinger, John Whitell, Fred Bennett and Elmer Franks.

BURR - Rodney Burr passed away peacefully at his home with his family present on December 4, 2000 at Weyburn, at the age of 65 years. Rod was born in Redvers on May 22, 1935 to James and Ella Burr. Rod is survived by his loving wife Cecile of Weyburn, sons James (Tabitha) of La Ronge, Timothy (Wendy), Lloydminster, AB; daughter Cyndi Burr, Michael Ling; three grandsons Mason, Marshall and Riley. He is also survived by his sister Florence (Terry) Atkinson of Weyburn and close nieces and nephews. Rod grew up in Redvers and started to work for Jim Lewthwaite in the Marshall Wells store while still in school, then worked full time afterwards. He and Cecile were married August 19, 1959 in Redvers. In 1969 they decided to buy the Marshall Wells store then sold in 1971, when they moved to Weyburn where Rod was employed by the Weyburn Co-op managing the furniture department and then later moved to the Weyburn Farm and Home Centre which he managed until his retirement in 1991. Rod and Cecile then moved to BC where Rod worked with The One Way Adventure Foundation in Hedley, BC returning to Weyburn in 1993. He then started his own business, ETS, Home Renovations, which was still going when he became ill. Rodney was predeceased by his parents, mother Ella, father James, brother Robert, sister Bertha in infancy, granddaughter Bailey Honig. Funeral service was held December 7, at Weyburn Calvary Baptist Church, with Reverend Doug Loden officiating and Rod's children taking part. Interment was followed at Green Acres Memorial Gardens. The active pallbearers were Wilfred Blerot, Harvey Garnier, Michel Bauche, Neil Atkinson, Brian Atkinson, Earl Beck, all close relatives. The Bible was always a great comfort to Rod and Psalm 71 a favourite, was read at the service. Rod's family takes comfort in the fact that he has been united with his God and is at perfect peace.

BURTON - Alfred E. Burton late of Weyburn, SK passed away on March 17, 2002 at the age of 99 years. Alfred was born in Leeds, England on October 27, 1902 to William and Annie Burton. He came from Leeds, England to Canada in 1912 to Ratcliffe, SK. He farmed at Ratcliffe, then sold the farm and moved to Colgate where he farmed til his retirement to Weyburn, then moved to Medicine Hat, AB for several years. He returned to Weyburn in 1993 and lived at Pleckham Apartments, then moved in to Parkway Lodge. He loved the girls at the home, especially the owner, Nancy Pulfer. He would always get a twinkle in his eyes when she was around. He was very happy to be there. In February he moved to S.V.E.C.C. where he was also very happy, although he was only there for a short time until his passing. He farmed most of his life and spent a little while in Ontario working in the bush. He liked to come and visit his family. Alfred was especially close to his niece Paddie. He liked to go for drives on Sundays and spent most of his days having coffee and visiting at the mall. He liked to be around people. When he was unable to go to the mall alone he had two special ladies, Lois MacDonald and Donna Harrison, who looked after him so he could still enjoy going downtown. He was predeceased by his parents: William and Annie Burton; brother, Robert Burton; sisters: Annie Pearce, Primrose Samuel; brothers-in-law: Ted Samuel and Wilfred Pearce. Alfred is survived by his niece, Paddie (Fred) Doudiet of Dryden, ON; nephews: Jack (Ethel) Pearce of Ogema, SK and George (Arlene) Samuel of Sioux Lookout , ON; step-niece, Louise Hallet of Calgary, AB; step-nephew, Elmer (Elaine) Erixon of Weyburn, SK and numerous grand-nieces and nephews. A funeral service was held on Wednesday, March 20, 2002 at 2:00 p.m. from Hastings-Dionne Funeral Chapel with Rev. John Ferrier officiating. Interment followed in Hillcrest Cemetery, Weyburn. Active pallbearers were Sandy Wyness, Conner Rodine, Ron Erixon, Joie Maas, Lorne Flemming and Derrell Raymond.

BURTON - Muriel Gwyneth (nee Franklin) Erixon Burton. It is with great sadness we announce the passing of Muriel Gwyneth Burton on Saturday, December 18, 2010 at 97 years young. Muriel was predeceased by her parents, Thomas & Jennet Franklin; her husbands, Eric Erixon & Robert (Bob) Burton; her daughter & son-in-law, Louise & Jack Hallett, all of her siblings, Stanley & Myrtle Franklin, Hazel (Jim) Eddy, Albert (Emily) Franklin, Thomas Franklin & Olive Franklin; nephew, Douglas (Jack) Pearce; Anne & Will Pearce; Alf Burton and Primrose & Ted Samuels and grandson, Joie Maas. She leaves to mourn, her loving son, Elmer (Elaine) Erixon; seven grandchildren, Bev (Wayne) Sanderson, Gerald (Carol) Hallett, Bonnie Cloves, Sandra Maas, Ron Erixon (Loni Fanshaw), Susan (Dale) Coad, Robert Erixon; 17 great grandchildren, Larwence (Kristy) Sanderson, Carrie (Mike) Smolinicky, Jackie Sanderson, Shawna Hallett, Kathy (Mauro) Manzoni, Kristy Hallett, Jesica and Melissa Cloves, Dustin Erixon, Tammie Bowler, Erica and Matthew Maas, Ashley Bowers, Ryan Erixon, Marisa Braden and Kylie Coad; nine great great grandchildren, Alicia, Vincenzo, Isabella and Angelina Manzoni, Tristin Hallett, Logan and Ava Smolinicky, Dakota and Bailey Bowler; one sister-in-law, Ellen Eddy as well as numerous nieces and nephews. Muriel was raised at Ratcliffe. She married Eric Erixon in 1934 and was widowed in 1939. She stayed on the farm and raised her two children. She later moved to Weyburn and worked at the training school at the airport and the Town and Country Restaurant. She married Robert (Bob) Burton in 1951. They owned and ran the Weyburn Cycle Shop until 1967 when they retired. Bob passed away in 1991. Muriel stayed in her own home till 1994 when she moved to the Weyburn Special Care Home due to her health, she passed away there. Muriel loved to be with family and friends. She was especially close to her granddaughter Sandy and great granddaughter, Erica who worked at the home. They both stopped by every day to day. She loved all her grandchildren dearly. Donations in memory of Muriel may be made to the Activities Department at Weyburn Special Care Home or to a charity of the donor's choice. A funeral service was held on Thursday, December 23 at 1:00 p.m. from the Grace United Church, Weyburn with Reverend M. Barnabas officiating. Interment followed in Green Acres Memorial Gardens, Weyburn. Pallbearers were: Marvin Eddy, Ron Eddy, Tom Franklin, Rick Franklin, Doug Franklin and Glen Lund all Muriel's nephews.

BUSCH - Deborah Jean (nee Lizuck). It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of our beloved wife, mother and grandmother, Deborah Jean Busch, on February 25, 2013. Debbie was born on November 14, 1950 in Weyburn, daughter to Joe and Norma Lizuck. She was raised in Weyburn and attended Souris School and later the Weyburn Collegiate High School. Debbie met her husband during her high school years. They dated and spent time together until their marriage on September 18, 1971. Debbie first worked at the local Woolworths store a couple of years. She then went to work as a legal secretary for Gregg Bobbitt at the NSWB Law Firm here in Weyburn. During her years as a legal secretary Debbie took an interest in real estate. She decided to study for her license – which she was successful in getting. She then quit her job as legal secretary and went to work for Miles Real Estate. After a few years Debbie studied for her broker’s license, which she received. An opportunity came up to buy the company which she owned and operated for eight years. She then sold Miles Real Estate and went to work for Weyburn Security where she remained until her retirement in April of 2008. During her time in real estate Deb received many awards from the Saskatchewan Real Estate board and Caldwell Banker for her outstanding sales achievements and professionalism. Debbie enjoyed her work very much and enjoyed working with the people. She made many acquaintances and friends over the years. Her professionalism and pleasant personality and smile brought back many clients more than once. During her younger years Deb enjoyed playing sports. She was on the Weyburn Five Pin Bowling Team along with teammates Lorrie Knox and Jean Smith. The three of them proceeded to win the Western Canadian High School 5 Pin Bowling Championship, which was played in Saskatoon in 1967, and they brought the title back to Weyburn. Debbie also enjoyed playing fastball and was an avid team player on the Weyburn Blue Caps fastball team for a number of years. Debbie enjoyed being in competition, and in 1967 she entered in to the Crocus Queen Beauty Pageant which was held annually in Weyburn. She was sponsored by the Weyburn Recreation Board. Deb, along with five other contestants from Weyburn, entered various competitions and at the end Deb won and was crowned Miss Crocus Queen of Weyburn, at which time she attended many events in honor of the city. Debs greatest love remained within her family and friends. She thoroughly enjoyed Sundays, as this was the day the family would get together, playing card games or any other fun filled activity. All would then feast on one of her specially prepared meals that she was so proud of, and as we all know, she could cook. She loved company and enjoyed when friends and family would get together on special occasions or events to have a patio party and BBQ. Fun and laughter with her were never ending. Her wonderful warm personality and welcoming smile made everyone feel welcome and at home at all times. For this she will always be remembered. Debbie was predeceased by her parents, Joseph and Norma Lizuck; father and mother-in-law, Val and Gunda Busch and brothers-in-law, Allan Busch and Tom Cox. She will be lovingly remembered by her husband of 42 years, Gord Busch; son, Todd Busch (Brianna Ereth) and their son, Kaiden; daughter, Tara (Chad) Bailey; sisters and brothers, Brenda Lizuck, Cheryl (Dave) Rommann, Doug (Lynn) Lizuck, Donna Lizuck (Kelvin Swayne) and Laurie (Kelly) Hilkewich; sister-in-law, Carol (Ron) Borys; as well as numerous nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles, cousins and friends. On behalf of Debbie Busch and family, we would like to send a very special THANK YOU to all, for your thoughtfulness, kindness, and compassion that you all gave to us in our time of sorrow and sadness with the loss of our loving wife and mother. We will never forget your compassion towards us. Thank you for the cards, flowers, food, donations and moments we got to share, they were all so comforting in our time of need. We know that Debs is looking down and her gracious smile is descending upon you all. Thank you ever so much from Gord, Todd, Brianna, Kaiden, Tara and Chad. God Bless you all. A funeral service was held Friday, March 1 at 2:00 PM from Zion Lutheran Church, Weyburn with Pastor Martin Olson and Reverend John Ferrier officiating. Interment followed at Hillcrest Cemetery. Pallbearers were Jeff Heisler, Carter Hilkewich, Alex Hilkewich, Curt Elmer, Jamie Geiger and Marty Borys. Ushers were Mike Keslering, Aaron Bohn and Mark Borys.

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CALLADINE - Velma Josephine (nee Olson). On Monday, October 24, 2005 Velma Josephine Calladine passed away at the Weyburn Special Care Home at the age of 85. Predeceased by her parents, Oscar and Selma Olson, by her husband, Hubert Calladine, by two brothers, Orris and Vernel Olson, two sisters, Judith Olson and Myrle Leal, two sisters-in-law, Anne Olson and Ivy Young, and one brother-in-law, Floyd Young. Velma will be lovingly remembered by her son, Don (Janet) Calladine and their family: Kevin (Debbie) Calladine and their son, Austin, Christine (Nigel) Creusot and their children, Julia and Andrew, Ken (Trina) Calladine and their daughters, Kellie and Morgan; by her daughter, Linda (Walter) Bell and their family: Rob (Catherine) Bell and their sons, Justin and Devin, Jeff (Kristin) Bell and their daughter, Miranda, Joanne (Colin) Petryk and their sons, Kyler and Brady; her son Al (Linda) Calladine and their family: Keri (Morley) Forsgren and their children, Joshua and Jenna, Jason (Anne) Calladine and their daughters, Kiara and Alayna, Shaun (Lisa) Calladine and their daughters, Jordan and Brooke, and Tyson Calladine; and her daughter, Sandra (David) Bell and their family, Steven (Tammy) Bell and their daughters, Kailee and Falynn, Tanya (Ben) Ng and their children, Braydon, Bryson and Cassandra. One brother, Llody (Helen) Olson from Scotland, one brother-in-law, Ron from Ontario, one sister-in-law, Elsa Olson from Ontario and several nieces, nephews and cousins; and her Faith Families. Velma was born February 29, 1920 in the Henriel District South of Radville. When she was eight years old her family moved to Radville where Velma attended school. She started working at an early age to help out and often spoke of working for a family by the name of Andrew Lovatt where she did cooking and cleaning for only $8.00 a month. In 1939, she met Hubert Calladine and they were married on June 22, 1940. They moved to the Calladine Farm and made their home across the road from Hubert's folks. Velma enjoyed the farm life including gardening and raising chickens and turkeys. They retired from the farm to Weyburn in 1974 where Velma worked for several years. She enjoyed her work as cook for Mount St. Mary's and later the Pioneer Place. Together Hubert and Velma enjoyed many fun times at the bowling alley and going with friends to bowling tournaments around the province. Velma's favorite memories were the times she would cook turkey suppers for her family and in later years attending them at her children's homes. Her family of four children, 12 grandchildren and 21 great grandchildren were her pride and joy. Special thanks to the staff at the Weyburn Special Care Home for doing so much to make Velma's stay as pleasant and comfortable as possible especially in her last week; also special thanks to Don and Donna Dolgopol, Joan Beach, Lydia Mann, Lila Larson and Sandra McDermit and the rest of her Faith Families for all the love and support shown to her, and to all our friends and families for their many acts of kindness. RD Family Memorial Funeral Chapel for their care and to Colin Brodie, Lloyd Kneesch, Lila Larson and Sandra McDermit for the comforting funeral service. Thank you to her Faith Families for so graciously preparing and serving the lunch. The funeral service was held on Friday, October 28, 1:00 p.m. at RD Family Memorial Funeral Chapel, Weyburn. Interment followed at Green Acres Memorial Gardens, Weyburn. Pallbearers were her grandsons: Kevin Calladine, Ken Calladine, Jason Calladine, Shaun Calladine, Tyson, Calladine and Steven Bell and Rob Bell. All who attended the service where considered honorary pallbearers.

CAMERON - Cecil Lloyd Cameron of Weyburn passed away peacefully on December 26, 2009 at the age of 95. Cecil was born September 21, 1914 in Creelman, the fifth child of James and Mary Cameron. On June 20, 1942, Cecil married Hazel Mott. They farmed at Creelman until 1964 when they moved to Kisbey and continued farming. In 1974, they sold the farm and Cecil worked as a carpenter. In 1986, Cecil and Hazel moved to Weyburn. Following Hazel's death in 2001, Cecil continued to live on his own until April 2009, when he moved to Tatagwa View. Cecil was a private man who was devoted to his family. He enjoyed being outdoors, farming, gardening, camping, curling and playing cards with his grandchildren. Cecil loved working with his hands and could fix anything. His famous saying was, "If man made it, man can fix it." Cecil built many clocks, which his family will always cherish. Cecil never procrastinated; he always did whatever needed to be done and did it efficiently. Cecil was predeceased by Hazel, his wife of 59 years, in 2001; grandson, Jim Cameron; brothers: Jim, Bill and Glen; sisters: Matilda Clay and Eliza LaValley. Cecil will be lovingly remembered by his children: Russell (Susan) Cameron of Hudson Bay; Linda (Don) Moffat of Weyburn; Donna Cameron (Ken Kerr) of Regina and Keith (Lucille) Cameron of Devon; eight grandchildren: Bonnie (Brad) Choumont, Scott (Tammy) Moffat, Christa (Rob) Vermeulen, Kevin Moffat (Janessa Walliser, Melissa Moffat (Tyler Hillstead), David Wagstaff, Ryan and Tyson Cameron; six great grandchildren: Brandon and Samantha Choumont, Dawson Cameron, Lilith Moffat, Jessica and Rylee Wagstaff; one great great granddaughter, Summer Wagstaff, and numerous nieces and nephews. A private family graveside funeral service was held.

CAMERON - Hazel Verna (nee Mott) Cameron passed away Saturday, November 24, 2001 at the age of 79 years. Hazel was born January 11, 1922 in Armstrong, BC, the youngest child of Robert and Ella Mott. The family returned to Saskatchewan where Hazel attended Crieff School. On June 20, 1942 she married Cecil Cameron. They farmed at Creelman until 1964 when they moved to Kisbey. Hazel was very active in the Fern Rebekah Lodge and Kisbey United Church. In 1986 Cecil and Hazel moved to Weyburn. Hazel's life revolved around her family, always putting others needs ahead of her own. Hazel enjoyed reading, knitting and spent countless hours researching the family history. She displayed a great sense of humor, even when faced with life's challenges. Hazel was very proud of her children and grandchildren. Hazel was predeceased by her parents, Robert and Ella Mott, one brother, Ken Mott; one sister, Edna Balderstone, and one grandson, Jim Cameron. Hazel will be lovingly remembered by her husband of 59 years, Cecil Cameron of Weyburn; son, Russell (Susan) of Hudson Bay; daughters: Linda (Don) Moffat of Weyburn, and Donna (Ken Kerr) Cameron of Regina; son, Keith (Lucille) Cameron of Edmonton, AB; grandchildren: Bonnie (Brad) Choumont, Scott, Christa, Kevin and Melissa Moffat; David (Sherry) Wagstaff, Ryan and Tyson Cameron; eight great grandchildren; brothers: Don (Mary) Mott of Creelman; Earl (Eileen) Mott of New Westminster, BC; sisters-in-law: Laverne Mott of Regina; Eliza LaValley of Porcupine Plain; and Pearl Cameron of Regina; brother-in-law, Bill Cameron of Moosomin; and numerous nieces and nephews. A graveside service was held Tuesday, November 27 at 2:00 p.m. at Green Acres Memorial Gardens, Weyburn, with Gary W. Goran officiating minister. Members of Fern Rebekah Lodge #33 participated in the service. All those in attendance were considered to be honorary pallbearers. Lunch was provided by the Alexandria Rebekah Lodge at the I.O.O.F. Hall.

CAMERON - Pearl Cameron (nee Ogenchuk) of Weyburn, passed away peacefully on December 31, 2000 at the Pasqua Hospital in Regina, at the age of 74 years. Pearl was born October 8, 1926 on a farm near Alticane to Wasyl and Polly Ogenchuk. She had a very strict upbringing and after obtaining her grade 12 she worked at Hafford post office. She was then employed at the Saskatchewan Hospital in Weyburn as an occupational therapist. After her marriage to Neil Cameron she worked in their own company, Cameron Plastic. Pearl enjoyed sewing, craft work and bookkeeping. Pearl was predeceased by her parents, father and mother-in-law, William and Anne Cameron, her brother Bill Ogenchuk, infant brother Michael Ogenchuk and her sister, Mary Ogenchuk, brothers-in-law: Peter Barboluk and Bill Poderozny, nephews Lyle and Roderick Howat and Michael Ogenchuk. Pearl is survived by her loving husband and companion of 44 years, Neil Cameron; her sisters: Ann Poderozny of Sudbury, ON; Helen (Doug) Howat of Ituna; Doris Barboluk of Saskatoon; and her brother, John (Ann) Ogenchuk of Hafford; and by her sister-in-law Val Ogenchuk of Rosetown. She will also be sadly missed by her loving caregivers, Nhar Norono and Jane Fortune, numerous nieces, nephews, cousins, extended family and friends. The funeral mass was held Friday, January 5, 2001 at 2:00 p.m. from St. Vincent de Paul Roman Catholic Church, Weyburn, with Father Francis Hengen celebrant. Rite of Committal will take place at a later date. All those in attendance were considered to be honorary pallbearers.

CAMPBELL - Dorothy Isabel, born 1922 in Weyburn, passed away at Trafalgar Memorial Hospital, Oakville, ON on March 23, 2001. Dot is survived by her sister Helen Davidson, as well as other family members in Ontario and Alberta. Predeceased by her parents, Clayton (W. C.) and Ethel Campbell, brother Irvine, and sister Madeline Lacey. Dot received her education and business training in Weyburn and served in C.W.A.C. during World War II. She resided most of her life in Ottawa, Toronto and Oakville. Funeral service was held at Glen Oaks Memorial Gardens on Monday, March 26 with cremation later in the week.

CAMPBELL - Gordon Keith. On Friday, March 16, 2001, Gordon Keith Campbell, late of Weyburn, passed away at the age of 75 years. Predeceased by his parents, Kenneth and Sarah Campbell, and by one sister, Phyllis Wilson. Gordon is survived by his loving wife, Helen, of Weyburn, and their family: Linda (Cliff) Tollefson of Weyburn, and their children: Chad, Brook and Tiffany; Donna (Augie) George of Regina, and their children: Darcy, Shawn, Jonathon and Jennifer; Larry (Debra) Campbell of Saskatoon, and their children: Jesse and Bree; Danny (Maggie) Campbell of Qualicum Beach, BC, and their children: Jared, Tyler, Lauren and Marijke; one brother, Stuart (Sarah) Campbell of Carnduff; one brother-in-law, Mac Wilson of Carnduff; as well as numerous nieces and nephews. Gordon Keith Campbell was born March 15, 1926 to Kenneth and Sarah Campbell at Carnduff, SK. He received his education at Grimsby District country school. He was raised on a farm in the Carnduff district, later moving to Thunder Creek, where he met and married Helen Dancey on November 19, 1948 at Carnduff. He bought grain for Sask. Wheat Pool in Oungre district for 13 years, then moved to Weyburn where he began a truck driving career, which he thoroughly enjoyed. Gordon loved old time music, playing his violin and dancing. He had a great life time love for horses and was a 4-H leader in the Oungre community. He enjoyed playing cards and having good conversation with anyone wanting to talk. He enjoyed dancing and social gatherings until his health failed him. Gordon was an elder in Oungre United Church for many years. During their 52 years of marriage, Helen and Gordon were blessed with 13 grandchildren. He will be sadly missed, but not forgotten. Funeral service was held Tuesday, March 20 at 2:00 p.m. from Zion Lutheran Church, Weyburn, with Rev. Julia Sinclair officiating. Interment followed in Green Acres Memorial Gardens, Weyburn. The active pallbearers were his grandsons: Chad Tollefson, Brook Tollefson, Darcy George, Shawn George, Jonathon George and Jesse Campbell.

CAMPBELL - Jean Lillian (nee Bossenberry) was born August 14, 1921 at the family farm between Creelman and Froude. Jean was one of seven children born to Norman and Stella Bossenberry. The family consisted of Louise, Harvey, Bill, Isabel, Leslie, Jean and Keith. Jean received her education at Prairie Lea and Froude schools. Jean didn't grow up with a lot material possessions but their home was always full of happiness and love. The Bossenberry farm was always a gathering place for family and friends. Growing up in the Creelman and Froude districts, Jean loved to socialize, play ball and dance. Their yard was often full of people for ball games and horseshoes and there was always room for another plate at their table. Jean's parents taught all their children to play crib and Jean learned at a young age, how to curl. An interest in playing cards and curling gained with her. She loved teaching her grandchildren to play crib and before her brother Bill passed away it was a daily ritual to meet every morning at Bill's for rummy. Jean left the farm in 1941 to attend Normal School in Regina. In 1942 Jean started teaching at Dunreath School and taught there until marrying Jim Baillie in 1946. Jean loved her students and the people of the district. Jim and Jean farmed what had been the Tom Needham farm at Innes. In 1954, Jean had a miscarriage and was not able to have children after that. Even though she didn't have children on her own, children played a big part in her life. She often had nieces, nephews or neighbour children staying at the farm, doing chores and having fun. For 23 years Jim and Jean worked side by side on the farm, grain farming and raising Hereford cattle, enjoying family, friends and life. In 1969 Jim passed away and Jean left the farm, moving to Weyburn. In 1970, Jean married Jim Campbell. In 1976 they bought a convenience store, changed it into a meat shop/confectionery store and were in business until selling in 1980 due to Jim's health. They enjoyed retirement and found more time to spend with their grandchildren, relax at the cabin, visit relatives, friends and neighbours, play cards and go for coffee. In 1987, Jim passed away. Jean carried on with the support of family and friends. Jean was known as "Aunt Jean" not only to her numerous nieces and nephews but also to many others that knew her. Over the years, Jean was involved in the community that she lived in. While at Innes she belonged to the Innes Annes and after moving to Weyburn became involved in the Legion Ladies Auxiliary. Jean loved to garden, growing vegetables and flowers and enjoyed watching the birds in her yard. She loved attending family reunions and participated in the odd water fight. She was an avid sports fan and loved to play ball, curl, bowl, and golf, and even after she no longer participated in the sports, she continued as a spectator. She also became the "coach" of the Windrim/ Trombley/Bossenberry bowling team. In 1998 Jean was diagnosed with cancer of the larnyx and underwent radiation treatment. She continued to live in their house on King Street until moving to an apartment in 1999. Then in November of 2001, she moved to a suite in Parkway Lodge. She loved her suite and the east view out on to the prairie. On Monday, February 11, 2002, Jean lost her battle with cancer. Jean is survived by her step daughters: Ann Robb (Brian Grant) of Indian Head, Sue (Garth) Guest of Weyburn, Pat (Will) Dehnke of Barrie, ON; grandchildren: Lynn (Bruce) Dunham of Val Marie, Trisha Guest (Ray) of Weyburn, Angie Guest of Weyburn, Luke Guest (Roberta) of Weyburn, Delaine Dehnke of Barrie, ON, and Bryn Dehnke of Barrie, ON; great granddaughter, Emma Guest of Weyburn; sister, Louise Holman; numerous nieces, nephews, in-laws and a host of friends. A memorial service was held Thursday, February 14 at 2:00 p.m. from Knox Presbyterian Church, Weyburn, with Rev. John Ferrier officiating. Interment followed in Hillcrest Cemetery, Weyburn. All those in attendance were considered to be honorary pallbearers.

CAMPBELL - Mabel Matilda (nee Brandon) passed away with dignity and her family by her side Friday, June 18, 1999. Predeceased by her parents, Bill and Jenny Brandon; four brothers: Howard, Edward, Albert and Ernest Brandon and one infant brother; and one brother-in-law, Quinton Campbell. Mabel is survived by her loving husband of 62 years, Peter Campbell of Weyburn, one son, Wally (Marian) Campbell of Medicine Hat, AB; one daughter, Patricia (John) Horner of Creelman; her grandchildren: Tyler (Heather) Campbell of Richmound, SK and great granddaughter, Myna Campbell; Paula (Pat Roy) Campbell of Edmonton, AB; Heather (Patrick) Chopik of Good Spirit Lake, SK; Scott Horner (Jennifer Nitschelm) of Coaldale, AB; and Jaret Horner of Watrous; one sister, Mildred (Roy) Martin of Prince Albert; three sisters-in-law: Doris McLaren of Prince Albert; Mary Brandon of Regina; and Isabel Carson of Bethune; as well as many nieces, nephews and good friends. Mabel Matilda (Brandon) Campbell was born May 15, 1917 at Bethune. The daughter of William and Jenny Brandon. Mabel attended school in Bethune in the Goldridge District. Following school, Mabel worked as a telephone operator in Bethune. On February 20, 1937, Mabel married Peter Campbell in Regina. They lived in Bethune until 1939 when they moved to Weyburn. In 1952 Mabel started working at the Fashion Shop. Later, Mable managed Vogue ladies wear in Weyburn, and then Rickie's where she retired in 1975. She was a charter member of the Royal Purple and spent many volunteer hours working for the Royal Purple and Quota Club in Weyburn. Mabel was a very devoted family person. She always cared about what the various members of her family were doing. She was very proud of the accomplishments of her children and grandchildren. Mable was always quick to phone to see if it had rained or how the harvest was coming along. She was also directly involved, often baby sitting or hosting the grandchildren for swimming lessons or other activities. Mabel and Pete certainly enjoyed their retirement years. Camping was one of their favorite pastimes, sharing the trailer with friends from the Weyburn and Bethune areas. Mabel was always a good listener and was a great friend to talk to. She quite often had a bit of advice for her family and could be quite stern if it wasn't listened to, but the stern look was always toned down by the twinkle in her eye. She was active in Weyburn Community events, serving coffee at Riverside campground, volunteering at W.S.C.H., participating in community picnics and celebrations. Funeral service was held Tuesday, June 22 at 2:00 p.m. from Grace United Church, Weyburn, with Bill Corkum officiating minister. Interment followed in Hillcrest Cemetery, Weyburn. All those in attendance were considered to be honorary pallbearers. The active pallbearers were: Jaret Horner, Scott Horner, Tyler Campbell, Ron Martin, Paula Campbell and Heather Chopik. Members of the Royal Purple and the Elks Lodge formed an Honor Guard.

CAMPBELL - Peter McTeir passed away with dignity with his family at his side on Sunday, January 13, 2002. Predeceased by his wife, Mabel Campbell in June 1999; his parents, Andrew and Maggie Campbell, one brother, Quinton Campbell, four brothers-in-law: Howard, Edward, Albert and Ernest Brandon. Peter is survived by one son, Wallace (Marian) Campbell of Medicine Hat, AB, and one daughter, Patricia (John) Horner of Creelman; Peter's five grandchildren: Tyler (Heather) Campbell of Saskatoon; Paula Campbell (Pat Roy) of Edmonton, AB; Heather (Patrick) Chopik of Good Spirit Lake; Scott Horner (Jennifer Nitschelm) of Coaldale, AB; and Jaret Horner of Saskatoon; two great granddaughters: Myna and Phaedra Campbell; one sister-in-law, Isabel Carson (Campbell) of Bethune; three sisters-in-law: Mildred Martin (Roy) of Prince Albert, Doris McLaren (Murray) of Prince Albert and Mary Brandon of Regina; as well as many nieces, nephews and good friends. Peter was born August 1, 1911 in Bethune. He attended Westridge School in the Bethune area. He began his music career playing the piano at Westridge School for community nights in the winter months and later in dance bands. In the early 30's he helped his uncle Allen McTeir with his farming operation. He played in his first dance band in 1927. On February 20, 1937 Peter married Mabel Brandon in Regina. They moved to Weyburn in 1939 and worked at the Saskatchewan Hospital, where Peter worked as an occupational therapist and later at the Psychiatric Centre. In 1963 he became the community workshop manager at the airport until his retirement in 1976. During those years he was known as "Pat." He continued playing the piano in the early years of the Saskatchewan Hospital, playing in bands for staff and patient dances. He was an enthusiastic hunter for upland game. From 1941 to 1945 Peter was a Sgt. instructor with the 10th Field Ambulance located at Weyburn and Dundurn. He was a charter member of the Elks in Weyburn, where he was the pianist until 2001, except for the year he was Exalted Ruler. He was a member of the Legion and active with the Red Wing Hockey Club. He was a member of the Masons, Grand Lodge of Saskatchewan April, 1961. He was involved volunteering in community groups, hosting coffee at the park for campers and helping with bingos. After retirement, he enjoyed camping with the family at Buffalo Pound Lake. A great people person, he was interested in politics, the Liberal party, both provincial and federal. Peter was a member of Grace United Church. Peter was always proud of his children's and grandchildren's accomplishments. He was always there to celebrate family birthdays, graduations and weddings. He was always interested in their day to day lives, how the crops were developing, how much it rained in Medicine Hat. He loved playing the piano for family and friends. In August of 2001 Peter celebrated his 90th birthday with family and friends. He will be remembered by family and friends for his positive outlook on life. Funeral service was held Wed., January 16 at 2 p.m. from Grace United Church with Gary W. Goran and Rev. John Ferrier officiating. Interment followed in Hillcrest Cemetery, Weyburn. Members of the Royal Canadian Legion held a Last Post Service, and formed an honor guard along with members of the B.P.O. Elks Club. Pallbearers were: Jaret Horner, Patrick Chopik, Tyler Campbell, Ron Martin, Paula Campbell and Heather Chopik.

CANCADE - Marcel Jean. On Wednesday, February 27, 2008, Marcel Jean Cancade passed away at the age of 47 years at Regina General Hospital, Regina. He was predeceased by his father, Jean Cancade. Marcel will be greatly missed by his wife, Patricia Cancade, Weyburn; son, Dallas (Kyla) Cancade, Weyburn; grandson, Rylan Cancade, Weyburn; his mother, Rosa Cancade, Radville; sister, Lucille (Herb) MacDonald, Moose Jaw; brother, Laurent (Shirley) Cancade, Radville; foster brother, Kevin Fisher, Calgary, AB; his father and mother-in-law, Joe and Shirley Jacob, Weyburn; four sisters-in-law: Pam Jacob (Robert Purves), Red Deer, AB; Jill Arnott, Weyburn; Holly (Jack) Brower, Saskatoon; Rita Jacob, Carnduff; four brothers-in-law: Randy (Margo) Jacob, Weyburn; Kim Jacob, Red Deer, AB; Jesse Jacob, Red Deer; Monte Arnott, Weyburn as well as numerous aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, relatives and friends. Marcel Jean Cancade was born August 6, 1960 at Radville. On July 21, 1979 Marcel married Patricia Jacob at Weyburn and they had one son. Marcel worked as a supervisor at Weyburn Wor-Kin Shop in Weyburn for almost 25 years. He took great pleasure and pride in his family and spent time working on cars with his son, Dallas and taking his grandson, Rylan swimming and playing at the spray park. Marcel attended and successfully completed his Auxiliary Constables Course in Dundurn, on April 11, 2001 and became an Auxiliary Constable with the Royal Canadian Mounted Police. He will be lovingly remembered and sadly missed by all that knew and loved him. Prayers were said Sunday, March 2 at 5:00 p.m. from St. Vincent de Paul Roman Catholic Church. The funeral mass was held Monday, March 3 at 11:00 a.m. from St. Vincent de Paul Roman Catholic Church, Weyburn, with Father Gerry Bauche, celebrant. Interment followed in Green Acres Memorial Gardens, Weyburn. The pallbearers were Mick Samenook, Don Stein, Todd Neuberger, Monte Arnott, Ed and Don Bourassa. The Royal Canadian Mounted Police and other local police force members provided the Honor Guard.

CANDY - Margaret Beatrice (nee Pope) November 11, 1910 - August 2, 2005. Margaret Beatrice Candy passed away quietly at the age of 94 at the Tuxedo Villa Nursing Home, 2060 Corydon Ave, Winnipeg, MB. Beatrice is survived by her daughter Sharon Beaumont (Henry) and her son Garry Candy (Beverely). Surviving grandchildren are Kerry Candy-Molloy (Brian), Kelly Candy (Carole), Joseph John Candy (Laurie), James Candy, Dawn Candy and Richard Kalyn (Kay). Surviving great grandchildren are Madison Kalyn and Macaulay Kalyn and Jacob Molloy. She is also survived by many nieces and nephews. Beatrice was predeceased by her husband Charles Candy and her brothers Harold Pope, Lesley Pope and her sister Viola Pierce. Beatrice was the youngest child of John Henry Pope and Jane Eleanor Pope. Funeral service was held at Fletcher Funeral Chapel on August 6, 2005 with Rev Gary Goran officiating. Interment was at Hillcrest Cemetery, followed by a reception at Grace United Church. Pallbearers were her grandchildren Kelly Candy, Joseph John Candy, James Candy, Richard Kalyn, Kerry Candy-Molloy, and Dawn Candy. Beatrice was a long time resident of Colgate and Weyburn and was well known for her musical abilities, as she and Charlie played for many old time dances. The Candy Orchestra was a bit of a bit of a legend in the Weyburn area. In retirement years she took up selling Avon and became Weyburn's Premiere Avon lady, making many friends as well as customers. The coffee pot was always on at her Foster street home and the Avon was on the dining room table. Bea enjoyed her family, friends and neighbours and lived a good long life as she never had an unkind word, never complained and believed to the end that she was truly blessed.The last few years of her life were spent in Winnipeg, MB where she made new friends at the Portsmouth Retirement Centre and later at the Tuxedo Villa. She had many good times out with Sharon for lunch and shopping. Bea was a real lady and did everything to the best of her abilty, she will be truly missed and remembered by all who knew her. Congratulations on a life well lived Bea.

CARLSON - C. Armund. On Monday, July 26, 2010, C. Armund Carlson passed away at Tatagwa View Long Term Care Facility at the age of 82 years. Predeceased by his mother and father, Oscar and Helen Carlson, a brother, Douglas Carlson and a sister, Joan Proulx. Armund will be lovingly remembered by his wife of 57 years, Joan Carlson of Weyburn, and their family, four children: Brian (Karen) Carlson of Midale, and their children, Christopher, Daniel and Travis; Cindy (Barrie) Ryan of Regina, and their children, Corie (Irina), Amanda (Jody) Blotski and their family Jaxon and Griffin, Prestin (Trish) and their family Dakota and Olin, Cooper; Debby (Ray) Lunn of Regina, and their children, Jerod and Danley; and Brent (Jackie) Carlson of Medicine Hat, AB and their children, Ryan (Jill), Kali and Toni; four aunts: Betty Magnuson, Margaret Sobel, Carol Forbes and Laura Carlson; as well as many nieces and nephews. C. Armund Carlson was born at Midale, November 11, 1927 to Oscar and Helen (nee: Peterson) Carlson. He married Joan Armstong on September 21, 1953. Armund worked at various jobs before getting the chance to farm, which was his dream. They lived at Midale on a rented farm for 30 years then built a new farm-stead and lived there for 13 years before moving to Weyburn. He played hockey, curled competitively and golfed socially. They spent 15 winters in California before his illness. Armund enjoyed many hours with his 12 grandchildren, sometimes working but mostly playing. He will be greatly missed by all he knew and loved. A Memorial Service was held Friday, July 30, at 2:00 p.m. from Midale Baptist Church, with Rev. Kirby Breitkreuz officiating. Interment followed in Westphalia Cemetery, Midale.

CARLSON - Gary Edward. On Saturday, May 26, 2001, Gary Edward Carlson, late of Weyburn, passed away at the Weyburn General Hospital at the age of 53 years. Predeceased by his father, Edward Carlson and one brother, Randy Carlson. Gary is survived by his loving wife, Carol, one son, Gary and three daughters: Tracy, Terri Lynn and Theresa, all of Weyburn; two grandchildren: Bryan and Randi; his mother, Alice Carlson of Midale; three sisters: Jane (Frank) Hansen of Oxbow, Annette Newton of Midale, and Sandra (Bob) Carlson of Midale; three brothers: George (Judy) Carlson, Timothy (Heather) Carlson and Kim Carlson, all of Midale; as well as several other nieces and nephews. Gary Edward Carlson was born July 30, 1947 in Halbrite. He took his schooling in Midale, then a mechanics course in Moose Jaw. Gary worked at various jobs over the years until 1980 when he started at Alcatel (Canada Wire and Cable). He lived in Halbrite for six months, Midale for one year, and Weyburn for 24 years. On May 9, 1980, Gary married Carol Gordon at Weyburn where they lived and raised their family. Gary enjoyed mechanics, broomball, baseball, hockey, bowling, and hunting. He will be lovingly remembered and sadly missed by all he knew and loved. Funeral service was held Wednesday, May 30 at 2:00 p.m. from Fletcher Funeral Chapel, Weyburn with Pastor Larry Seeman officiating, a solo was given by Derrick Druck, poems read by Tracy and Terri Lynn and Mo Giroux gave a eulogy. Interment followed in Westphalia Cemetery, Midale. All those in attendance were considered to be honorary pallbearers. The active pallbearers were: Barry Rogers, Mickey Hill, Don Lanz, Ken Clauson, Wayne Clauson and Dave Leck.

CARLSON - Susan Diane (nee Mabee). Susan's family and many friends were saddened by the passing of Susan on Sunday, July 22, 2001 at the Pasqua Hospital after a ten month courageous battle with cancer, her family by her side. Susan was born March 30, 1951 in Weyburn and attended Elgin, Assiniboia, and Weyburn Collegiate, graduating in 1979. In 1980 she married Wayne Carlson and moved to Calgary, AB where Tanya Dawn and Chadwick Preston were born. Susan later moved back to Weyburn where she worked as a steno at the Sask. Hospital. In 1979 Susan moved to Regina and has worked at Sask Power for 22 years. While working there she took many university classes and was president of the Sask Power Social Club for many years. Susan was very active in many sports, playing softball in Weyburn and Regina, curling out of the Highland Curling Club, loved golf, challenging her brothers, sister, aunts and many friends. Susan did a lot of travelling and enjoyed going to the Sky Dome and Minneapolis to see her favorite Blue Jays. Susan was predeceased by her sister Marcia, June 4, 1992, her grandparents Irene and Reg Metheral, Margaret Hall, William Mabee. Susan leaves to mourn her daughter Tanya of Edmonton, AB; son Chad (Andrea), Regina; her mother and father Glenn and Jeanette Mabee, Weyburn; sister Debbie May (Dean Brown), Regina; brothers: Jim (Shelley) Mabee, Regina; Guy (Marilyn) Mabee, La Ronge; nieces: Jocelynn May, Calgary, AB; Leah (Chris) Sterling, Regina; Kimberley Mabee, La Ronge; nephews: Trevor May and Wade Mabee, Regina; as well as many aunts, uncles, cousins and friend Dwight Gettle. Funeral service was held at First Presbyterian Church, Regina, with the Rev. John Ferrier officiating. A fine memorial tribute to Susan was written by Susan's aunt Lynette Paarup and read by Lynette's husband Norm. Interment followed in Hillcrest Cemetery, Weyburn, beside her sister Marcia. The Rev. John Ferrier's many visits to Susan's home and hospital room were a great comfort to her and her family. Pallbearers were Ron Endicott, Ray Lunn, Larry Hart, Brian Helfrick, Lyn Reynolds, and Jim Tretiak.

CARR - June Carr, late of Weyburn passed away April 7, 2012, at the age of 84 years. June was predeceased by her parents, Thomas Campbell and Madeleine (Campbell) Kerslake; her husband, Russell “Pete” Carr; father and mother-in-law, Russell and Marcella Carr; sister, Midge Brady. June is survived by her son, Russ (Judy) Carr, Flin Flon, MB; two daughters: Sally (Roy) Klein, Coleman, AB, Deb Seivewright, Weyburn, SK; five grandchildren: Lisa (Denny) Loverin, Oliver, BC, Kerry (Andrew) Marshall, Coleman, AB, Dedra (Rory) Badley, Estevan, Robert Seivewright, Estevan, Rebekah Seivewright (Darcy Keays), Estevan; eight great grandchildren: Kyra and Taya Loverin, Ryan and Craig Marshall, Allie Badley (Paul Zabel), Logan and Rhegan Badley; Haylee Keays; one great great grandchild, Tyler Zabel; sisters: Elva Turner and Marj Domes, Weyburn. June was born in Weyburn and spent most of her life in and around the Weyburn area. In 1945 she married Russell Peter Carr and they had 27 years together until Russ passed away in 1972. They had three children, Russ, Sally and Deb. June spent most of her adult life as a homemaker. A service of remembrance to honour June was held on Friday, April 13 at 2:00 pm from RD Family Funeral Chapel, Weyburn, with Pastor Bryan Keough, officiating. Interment followed at Hillcrest, Weyburn. The family would like to thank Dr. Katie Fong for her gentle care over the years; also the residents of Bison Manor, the staff at Crocus Plains Villa, RD Family Funeral Chapel, Wheatland Senior Center, Pastor Bryan Keough, and everyone for the many acts and words of kindness.

CARR - Lloyd Weston passed away peacefully on Saturday, November 24, 2007 at the Weyburn General Hospital in the presence of his surviving four children, Lloyd Carr Jr. of Ottawa, ON, Marilyn Edmonds, Brighton, ON, Ken Carr, Okanagan Falls, BC and Connie Hill, Saskatoon. Friends and soul mates Verne Cooke, Dale Huff and Sandi Huff were also with him. Lloyd was predeceased by his parents, Joseph and Margaret Carr; his wife, Nellie Carr; sister, Geraldine Justus and a brother, Gerald. Lloyd is survived by his children: Lloyd Jr. (Barb) Carr, Marilyn (Jack) Edmonds, Ken (Lois) Carr, and Connie (Ralph) Hill; nine grandchildren: Robert, Susan, John, Heather, Trina, Chad, Tracy, Clint and Melony; and fifteen great-grandchildren. Lloyd Loved Life! He played in the Pioneers Band for the past 20 years. He loved music and enjoyed sharing his talents with other music lovers at the Senior's Residences around the Weyburn area. He also loved his Church and his special faith of life everlasting, fills his family with peace. Lloyd was a dedicated husband to Nellie who passed in April of this year and will be happy to join her once again. As well, Lloyd will be missed by many friends who were with him every day, in his past struggle with cancer. In July of 2007 Lloyd joined others at Doris's Happy Home for Seniors. He was treated so well he felt at home with Doris. Special thanks from the family are sent to Doris, Ivan, Jean and Lorne as well. Lloyd has always been active in the Weyburn Legion. He only missed this most recent Remembrance Day Parade. This "ole" Soldier has finally found his turn to pass. Dad will be in our prayers, always. The Service of Remembrance for Lloyd was held at Knox Presbyterian Church, Weyburn on Tuesday, November 27 at 2:00 p.m. with Rev. John Ferrier officiating. Interment followed at Hillcrest Cemetery, Weyburn.

CARR - Nellie Lavinia (nee Whincup). With great sadness we announce the passing of Nellie Lavinia Carr on Monday, April 23, 2007 at the age of 88, following a courageous battle against cancer. Predeceased by her parents and two brothers, Nellie is survived by her devoted husband of 66 years, Lloyd. She is also survived by her four children: Lloyd Jr, Marilyn, Ken and Connie. A Memorial Service was held Friday, April 27, at 2:00 p.m. at Knox Presbyterian Church, Weyburn with Rev. John Ferrier officiating. Interment followed at Hillcrest Cemetery. Nellie was born on July 23, 1918 just outside of McTaggart. She grew up in the fire hall in Weyburn as her father, George Avison Whincup was the fire chief. She married Lloyd Carr January 4, 1941. The family loved and laughed in the residence of the Weyburn Court House where Lloyd worked for many years. Nellie liked to bake and cook for her family and neighbours. She was always making bread on Mondays and it was a pleasure to come home to the smell of fresh baked bread or buns. In addition to being a full time homemaker, Nellie was employed for 11 years in the Weyburn telephone office and clerked in three stores as well. Every Sunday was dress up, church and roast beef with Yorkshire pudding. She taught her family that good china was not just to look at but rather to be loved and used. Nellie will be remembered for her involvement in Women's Institute for many years, the United and Presbyterian Women's organizations, choirs and was a Life Member of the Weyburn Legion Auxiliary. Nellie loved knitting, crocheting and many other handicrafts. She kept her four children, nine grandchildren and 15 great grandchildren warm with knitted items and afghans. Nellie enjoyed many music afternoons with family. She played the piano while Lloyd played the sax and the children joined with voices and instruments. Nellie's friends were very important to her. She shared with their laughs and sorrows and always found time if someone was in need. She learned to listen when someone felt like talking and she shared whatever she had. She felt that it gives both giver and receiver pleasure. She felt that it was always important to keep in touch with her family and encouraged her children to keep in touch with one another. She first learned to use the computer e-mail at the age of 80 in order to enjoy daily contact with her children and grandchildren as they grew. Her children and grandchildren considered her a 'classy lady'. The family are very grateful for the tender loving care Nellie received in her last days at Tatagwa View in House #3. The consideration and constant care by the staff was very much appreciated.

CARRIERE - Gladys Katherine Bridget Barbara (nee Honan) passed away with her family by her side on Monday, May 13, 2013. Gladys was predeceased by her parents, John and Catherine Honan; husband, Albert Carriere; son, Douglas; daughter, Anne and son-in-law, Malcolm; brothers, Clifford and Vincent; sisters, Lillian and Mary and half-brother, Bobby. Gladys was born on May 10, 1918 in Lampman. She received her education at Benson, Lampman, Forget and Wilcox. On October 28, 1940 she married Albert Carriere and to this union five children were born. They farmed in the Benson area for 17 years before moving to Weyburn in 1957. Gladys worked at Souris Valley Extended Care Hospital in the food services for a number of years. She was a wonderful homemaker who loved spending time with her family creating many wonderful memories. Gladys enjoyed knitting and crocheting. She had many wonderful friends whom she played cards and bingo with. Together they also travelled on the seniors’ bus to the Regina Casino. One of the highlights of Gladys’ life was a family trip taken to Las Vegas. Gladys was a dedicated member of St. Vincent de Paul Roman Catholic Church for 56 years. She was also a member of the Catholic Women’s League, Pro Life and volunteered with federal and provincial elections. A special “thank you” to the staff at Weyburn Special Care Home, where she lived for the last ten months of her life. Gladys will be lovingly remembered by her daughter, Arlene McNaughton of Regina, and family, son, Jeff (Diana) and children, Jordan and Jessica, son, Todd and children, Tyler, Terryn and Andrew and son, Cameron; son, Kenneth Carriere of Victoria, BC; daughter, Lynn (Wayne) Bateman of Red Deer, AB and family, son, Devon (Tara) and children, Emma, Abigale and Grayson and daughter, Jill (Travis) and son, Bentley; son-in-law, Chris Pasloske of Regina, and family, daughter, Tammy (Jeff) and children Sara and Thomas, daughter, Jacqueline (Jason) and son, Zach, son, Jason (Kim) and children, Madelyn and Mitchell; daughter-in-law, Barb Carriere of Regina, and daughter, Waleah; half-sister, Laura (Bill) Luffman of Regina,; half brothers, Richard (Dolly) Bezugley of Regina, Douglas (Innez) Bezugley of Saskatoon, and Raymond Bezugley of Calgary, AB as well as many nieces and nephews. A Mass of Christian Burial was held on Friday, May 17, from St. Vincent de Paul Roman Catholic Church, Weyburn, at 10:00 am with Father Gerry Bauche celebrating. Interment followed at Green Acres Memorial Gardens, Weyburn.

CARROLL - Brendan Joseph Carroll, late of Weyburn, passed away on December 29, 2006 at the age of 70 years. He was predeceased by his parents John and Agnes Carroll; three brothers: William, Adrian and Gerald; his stepmother Mary. Brendan is survived by his loving wife Louise of Weyburn; his four children: Sharon (Fareed) Ahamed, West Vancouver, BC, Jerry Carroll, Cathy (Ronald) Gerry, Brandon, MB and Andrea (Robert) Kukurudz of Brandon, MB; his step-children: John (Heather) Driedger, Moose Jaw, Jake (Wendy) Driedger, Saskatoon, Abe (Donna) Driedger, Broadview, David Driedger, Winnipeg, MB, Daniel Driedger, Moose Jaw and Dianne (John) Elder, Hamilton, ON; 20 grandchildren; seven great grandchildren; brother David (Judy) Carroll, St. John's NFLD; sister Mary(Walter) Pupkis, Boston, MA, as well as several nieces and nephews. The funeral service for Brendan Joseph Carroll was held on Saturday, January 6, 2007 at 2:00 p.m. from RD Family Funeral Chapel, Weyburn, with Pastor Abe Driedger and Captain Raelene Russell officiating. The active pallbearers were Christopher Gerry, Stephen Gerry, Ryan Kukurudz, Justin Kukurudz, Jason Driedger and Steven Driedger. Interment followed at Hillcrest Cemetery, Weyburn.

CARSON - Barry James passed away on Saturday, September 19, 2009 at the Regina General Hospital at the age of 59 years with his daughters by his side. Barry was predeceased by his parents, James S. and Margaret L. Carson; aunts and uncles, Martha and Lloyd Ward and Jim M. and Jean Carson; uncles, Claude Williams and Clayton Ireland and his cousin Brenda Erb. He will be dearly missed by his two daughters and their families, Jani (Jeremiah) Carson-Prpich of Victoria, BC and Jennifer (Kevin Wright) Carson of Oxbow. Barry is also survived by his aunts, Audrey Williams, Gladys (Melvin) Naught and Adeline Ireland as well as numerous cousins. Barry was born December 9, 1949 in Weyburn and grew up south of Weyburn in the RM of Lomond. He was a long time member of the Weyburn 4-H club and worked for many years at the Weyburn Livestock Exchange. He enjoyed raising cattle and working the land with his father. Barry worked very hard raising 200 head of cattle, at times by himself. He was a kind, strong and hardworking man who liked the simple things in life: fishing, boating, playing guitar, listening to music, singing, playing cards and riding horses with his family. Funeral service was held Thursday, September 24 at Fletcher Funeral Chapel with Reverend John Ferrier officiating. Interment followed in Green Acres memorial Gardens, Weyburn.

CARSON - Glennis Arlene Carson passed away on Tuesday, May 25, 2010, at the Weyburn General Hospital with her daughters by her side, at the age of 59 years. Predeceased by her parents, David and Joyce McKinna as well as beloved grandparents, aunts and uncles. She will be dearly missed by her two daughters and their families: Jani (Jeremiah) Carson-Prpich and Grroffalo of Victoria, BC and Jennifer (Kevin Wright) Carson and Rusty of Oxbow. She is survived by her mother F.E. Joyce McKinna of Alida; five brothers: Jack McKinna of Weyburn, David McKinna of Saskatoon, Bill McKinna of Alida, Dick McKinna of Alida, Ron McKinna of Winnipeg, MB; aunt Doreen (Doug) Wilmot of Carnduff, aunt Phylis Millions of Calgary, AB, aunt, Audrey Meredith of Oxbow uncle, Hugh (Yvonne) Kennedy of Regina and uncle, Ross (Shirley Ann) McKenna of Alida; nephews, Tyler (Alissa) McKinna of Regina, Lance McKinna of Brandon, MB; as well as numerous aunts, uncles and cousins. Glennis was born February 13, 1951 in Oxbow to David and Joyce McKinna. She grew up in Alida with her five brothers. Glennis attended grade school in Alida and later moved to Oxbow where she completed high school. She often told stories of her fond memories of high school: parties at the dam and driving around with friends. After finishing high school she accepted a job with the Royal Bank which brought her to Weyburn. She raised her two girls at the Carson family farm ten miles south of Weyburn where she looked after the home, garden and helped with ranching and farming. She moved into an apartment in Weyburn in 1994 with Jani and Jennifer. In 1998 she proudly purchased her own home on Ash Drive. She worked at Sears, the Wholesale Club and the Fabric Center where she rekindled her joy for sewing. She loved her trips to visit family in Alida, Oxbow and Victoria BC. She enjoyed frequenting garage sales looking for her next treasure or a little something for her girls. Glennis was a wonderful, happy, selfless lady who was always there to encourage you and always let you know you were loved. Her motto was to always do your best and be upbeat and positive. Glennis had many close friends with whom she enjoyed going for coffee and sharing stories. She had a great sense of humour and was happy to share a laugh. Glennis possessed a deep faith and spirituality that comforted her through life’s challenges. She will be deeply missed and lovingly remembered by her daughters, family and friends. Funeral services were held Friday, May 28 at 11:00 a.m. at Fletcher Funeral Chapels, Weyburn with Rev. John Ferrier officiating. Interment followed at the Carnduff Cemetery, Carnduff with Pastor Jason Schultz officiating.

CARSON - James Moore. It is with much sorrow that we announce the passing of our dad, James Moore Carson, September 20, 2002. He was born in Ballyrock, Co. Antrim, North Ireland on October 22, 1914. Predeceased by his parents, Thomas and Martha, eight brothers and two sisters. Survived by his loving wife, Jean of 58 years, his daughters: Marion (Don) Tangen, Jennifer (Roger) Turner, Brenda (Scott) Walsh, Avril (David) Uhrich and son Geoffrey (Kathleen) Carson; grandsons Ken (Glenda) Tangen, Kevin (Robin) Turner, Bradley Turner; granddaughters, Andrea (Gary) Elliott, Amanda (Russ) Jensen; great grandchildren, Carson James and Norah Jane Elliott; cherished sister Eleanor McCoubrey, Bally-money, Northern Ireland, nephew, Brian (Heather) Glass; nieces Margaret Carson, Weyburn, Marie Hart, Ontario and their families. A family circle of relatives and friends in Northern Ireland, England, Philadelphia and Canada share this loss. Funeral service will be held Friday, September 27 at 10:30 a.m. at Knox Presbyterian Church, Weyburn with John Ferrier officiating. Interment will follow at Hillcrest Cemetery, Weyburn.

CARSON - Jean Beers (nee Glass) Carson born Bushmills, Northern Ireland, October 29, 1922; died Weyburn, Saskatchewan December 5, 2004. Predeceased by her loving husband James Moore Carson; her parents, William and Sarah Glass; three brothers and four sisters. Survived by her daughters: Marion (Don) Tangen, Jennifer (Roger) Turner, Brenda (Scott) Walsh, Avril (David) Uhrich and son Geoffrey (Kathleen) Carson; grandsons, Ken Tangen, Kevin (Robin) Turner, Bradley Turner; grand-daughters, Andrea (Gary) Elliott, Amanda (Russ) Jensen; great grandchildren, Carson James, Norah Jane, Anna Karoline Elliot, Benjamin Thomas, Lily Kathleen Jensen; nephew, Brian (Heather) Glass, Weyburn; nieces, Margaret Carson, Weyburn, Marie Hart (Ontario) and a family circle of relatives and friends in Canada, Northern Ireland, England and the USA, share this loss. As a young girl Jean cooked and cleaned at several Irish manor homes and at the hotel owned and operated by her family. During WWII she worked as a rivetor in an airplane factory. She married her beloved husband, Jim Carson, in 1944 and in May, 1957 they emigrated to Canada with their five children. Jean soon became well known around Weyburn for exceptional baking, especially for her Irish scones and shortbread. Later Jean opened Carson's Confectionary in Weyburn. Through her kindness and generosity she helped many families in need and made many friends. The store became a second home for the boys in the neighbourhood, who loved the pleasure of her company. Jean could play the piano and accordian and enjoyed many other interests such as singing, knitting, antiquing, bingo and gardening. Most important of all, she was proud to be an excellent homemaker. She was an outstanding mother and role model to her five children. Frequent visitors to her home always received a memorable meal and a good dose of Irish humor and friendship. Her grandchildren were particularly entertained by her ghost stories and loved their visits to granny's house. Although Alzheimers slowly took away her strength and memory, she will always be loved and cherished by family and friends as the special and dignified lady she had been throughout her life. The funeral service for Jean Carson was held on Tuesday, December 7, at 2:00 p.m. from Knox Presbyterian Church, Weyburn, with Rev. John Ferrier Officiating. The honorary pallbearers were Ken Tangen, Kevin and Robin Turner, Brad Turner, Andrea and Gary Elliott, Amanda and Russell Jensen. The pallbearers were Mal Barber, Barry Carson, Brian Glass, Guy Shupe, Art Wallace, and Brian Ward.

CARSON - Margaret Loreen (nee Ireland). On Monday, March 30, 2009, Margaret Loreen Carson passed away at Tatagwa View Long Term Care Centre at the age of 82 years. Predeceased by her parents, Frank and Tammy Ireland; brother, Clayton Ireland; two nieces: Brenda Erb and Tammy Williams; two nephew, Darren and Timothy Naught; brother-in-law, Claude Williams and sister-in-law, Martha (Lloyd) Ward. Margaret will be lovingly remembered by her son, Barry Carson of Weyburn; granddaughters: Jani (Jeremiah) Carson-Prpich of Victoria, BC and Jennifer (Kevin Wright) Carson of Oxbow; sisters: Audrey Williams and Gladys (Melvin) Naught and sister-in-law, Adeline Ireland, as well as numerous nieces, nephews, relatives and special friends, Bonnie and Ali Christopherson. Margaret was born April 10, 1926 in a farm house in the Maple District to Tammy and Frank Ireland. She grew up on the farm, milking cows and feeding horses. Music filled the home as many days and nights were spent singing and playing the piano and organ and dancing with her family and friends. Margaret attended grade school at Maple School house and then Weyburn Collegiate Institute, until the 11th grade when her grandmother took ill and Margaret was needed to help care for her. On October 16, 1946 she married James S. Carson. They had one son, Barry James Carson on December 9th, 1949. Margaret and Jim lived on the McQuage farm at first, then later purchased an old farm house and had it moved to the Carson home quarter. In the early 1980's they moved into Weyburn, and she resided in their home until last year when she moved into Tatagwa View, where she could receive the extra care that she needed. She was a dedicated homemaker and farm wife and mother. She later took a job at Walk-Away Shoes where she really enjoyed working and helping all her customers. Margaret loved her family, church and music. She enjoyed gardening, quilting, baking and being a member of the ladies auxiliary. She spent much of her time visiting with friends and family, reading and writing stories. Margaret had a deep belief in her faith and God. She was a long time member of the reorganized Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, where she played the organ and piano and was the Church Treasurer for over 30 years. She helped with many fowl suppers, quilting bees, and playing the organ and piano with the ladies group when they visited the nursing homes. Margaret deeply and fiercely loved her family. Her family feels blessed to have shared in her love and life. Funeral services were held Friday, April 3rd, 2009 at 2:00 p.m. from Fletcher Funeral Chapel, Weyburn with Elder Dan Esch officiating and assisted by Priest Barry Carson. Interment followed in Hillcrest Cemetery, Weyburn. The Pallbearers were: Geoff Carson, Vic Kozman, Glen Osborne, Ben Brodner, Jeff Erb and Gabe Brodner.

CASCAGNETTE - Marie Rose Cecile (nee Desnoyers) age 88, passed away October 30, 2008 at Cypress Regional Hospital, Swift Current, SK. The Funeral Service was held at Seventh Day Adventist Church, Swift Current on Monday, November 3 at 11:00 am with Pastor Brian Bechthold and Pastor Graham Glover officiating. The organist/pianist for the service was Lorna Gehl and a Saxaphone solo was played by Amy Carduner. Interment of her cremated remains will be held at a later date in Pobida Cemetery, Beauvallon, AB. at her late husband's grave site (Clement Francis Cascagnette). Cecile was survived by sisters: Jeanne Briggs and Yvette (Roy) Hayes of Montrose, BC; sister-in-law: Laura Desnoyers of Montrose, BC; nine children: Yvonne (Jim) Mohagen of Swift Current, SK, Marguerite Cascagnette of Swift Current, John (Marlene) Cascagnette of Eagle, NB, Ron (Pauline) Cascagnette of Success, Denise (Brian) Bechthold of Edmonton, AB, Therese (Andrew) Wuttunee of Saskatoon, SK, James Cascagnette of Victoria, BC, Catharine (Gerry) Haworth of Armstrong, BC, Paul (Della) Cascagnette of Saskatoon; nineteen grandchildren: Yvonne: 2, John: 2, Ron: 4, Denise:2, Therese: 3, Cathy: 4, Paul: 2; fifteen great-grand children and 3 on the way. Cecile was predeceased by her parents: Marie-Anna and Eugene Desnoyers; her husband: Clement Cascagnette (2002); a brother: Raymond Desnoyers; brothers-in-law: Tommy Briggs, Jerome(and Mary) Cascagnette; a grandson-in-law: Michael Nunes. Cecile was born April 8, 1920 on a farm near Coderre. She was raised there until middle teens, when the family moved to Weyburn in the "Dirty 30's". She finished high school in Weyburn. She was united in marriage to Clement Francis Cascagnette on October 2, 1941 in Weyburn. Cecile was employed as Bank Teller until starting to raise a family. While raising her children she sewed them clothes, did baby-sitting and took in sewing. When the children were in school she worked at Co-op dry goods and later as an Aide at Mount St. Mary's Nursing Home. After her husband retired, they moved to Waldeck in 1981. She then worked as a Home Care Aide in Swift Current until age 65. Cecile and Clement moved to Two Hills, AB in 1996 and lived with daughter and son-in-law Denise and Brian Bechthold until Clem's passing in 2002. Cecile then moved back to Swift Current. Cecile was interested in people, not things. She was always trying to help people in need, showing this with kindness, thoughtfulness and generosity. She made hundreds of quilts for family and for charity , either giving them away or selling them and giving the money to charity. She also knitted or crocheted scarves, hats, mitts, afghans. Of late, many people who knew her got jars of homemade carrot/vegetable soup. She remembered birthdays and anniversaries of her many relatives and friends. Cecile's main interest was her faith. She read her bible every day and tried to spread the message of Hope and Salvation. She was very active in the Seventh Day Adventist Church. In spite of her remarkable talents, she remained modest and humble, preferring to give rather than receive. Hers was a full, productive and admirable life.

CASLER - Harold Leland Casler of Weyburn, passed away quietly with his wife holding his hand, on October 28, 2005 at Tatagwa View Long Term Care Facility at the age of 86 years. Predeceased by his mother and father, Clara and Walter Casler; brothers: Clifford and Ira; one sister, Laura Heisler; mother and father-in-law, Matilda and Rienhold Weger; sisters-in-law, Vina Casler, Norma Weger, Maxine Weger, Lil Wondrasek; brothers-in-law: Dan Rivard, Kenneth Lohse, Rudy Weger, Reinhart Weger, Edward Fichter, Gordon Wondrasek; and a nephew, Norm Harding. Harold is deeply mourned by his loving wife of 30 years, Kay Casler; brother, Lloyd (Dorothy) Casler; sisters: Mable Lohse and Lavine Rivard; brothers-in-law: Sebastian Heisler, Awald Weger, Raymond Lawrence; sisters-in-law: Elsie Fichter, Frieda Lawrence, Beth Weger; as well as several nieces and nephews. Harold was born February 19, 1919 at Tribune. He was proud to serve his country as a gunner in the army from 1942 until 1946. On March 7, 1975, Harold married Kay Weger at Grace United Church in Weyburn. Harold, as a Charter Member of the museum, volunteered many hours of carpentry work. As part of the building committee from the beginning of the first museum built at 4th Ave. S. and Government Road, he did all the renovations including pouring the cement basement, to the present day site. He was always ready and obliging to lend a hand at whatever he could do. Harold was a man with great wisdom and faith and will be greatly missed by all those who knew him. We love you Harold and we will miss you greatly. The family extends a special thanks to the staff of Souris Valley Extended Care/Tatagwa View, for the care given to Harold over these past years. In accordance with Harold's wishes, there will be no funeral service. A Visitation was held Tuesday, November 1 from 7-9:00 p.m. at Hastings-Dionne Funeral Home. Interment will be at a later date.

CASLER - Lloyd Russell Casler late of Weyburn passed away at the Weyburn General Hospital on July 5th, 2006 at the age of 85 years. Lloyd was predeceased by his parents, Walter and Clara Casler, a daughter in infancy, Dorothy Marie, son-in-law, Norm Harding brothers: Ira, Clifford (Vina), and Harold Casler, sister, Laura and great grandson, Kyle Huck. Lloyd will be lovingly remembered by his wife of 61 years, Dorothy and their family, daughters: Pat Harding and Diane (Blaise) Fornwald; sons: Russell (Barb) Casler and Doug (Leanne) Casler; sisters: Mabel "Peggy" Lohse and Lavine Rivard; sister-in-law, Kay Casler; brother-in-law, Zeb Heisler; 11grand children and 8 great grandchildren, along with numerous nieces and nephews. A Graveside Service was held Saturday, July 8th, 2006 at 2:00 P.M. From Green Acres Memorial Gardens, Weyburn, with Ross McMurtry officiating minister.

CAUSIER - Ralph George Causier, born in Weyburn, April 13, 1931, the eldest child of Tom and Anabelle Causier, passed away May 24, 2001 in Weyburn. Predeceased by his parents, one brother-in-law, John Mogus in 1975 and one nephew, Don Causier on March 10, 2001. Ralph is survived by his sister, Connie Mogus of Moose Jaw; nephew, Ron (Heather) and their son, Ryan; brother, Bill (Yvonne) Causier of Sichelt, BC and their daughter, Diane (Dr. Dan) Theadorescu of Charlottesville, Virginia, USA and their children, Thomas and Claire; special uncle, Fen Cooper; special cousin, Carol Downton; also many other cousins. Ralph started his career working in the oil fields in Saskatchewan, Manitoba and Alberta, and in South America returning to get his degree. His last posting was on an Indian reservation. Because of failing health, he came back to Weyburn to spend his last years. A memorial service was held on Monday, June 11, at 2:00 p.m. from Fletcher Funeral Chapel, Weyburn, with Rev. John Ferrier officiating. Interment to follow in Hillcrest Cemetery, Weyburn. All those in attendance considered honorary pallbearers.

CAUSIER - Tom Alfred. On Thursday, April 1, 1999 Tom Alfred Causier, late of Weyburn, passed away at Weyburn General Hospital at the age of 90 years. Predeceased by his father and mother, Dave and Isobella Causier; his wife, Annabelle; infant son, Robert; son-in-law, John Mogus; four brothers: George, Albert, Charlie and Dave; three sisters: Nellie Barrett, Edith Ibey and Marguerite Sayles. Tom is survived by two sons: Ralph Causier of Weyburn, and Bill (Yvonne) Causier of Sechelt, BC and his children: Don (Alison) of Burnaby, BC, Dianne (Dan) Theadorescu of Charlottesville, VA, USA and their children, Thomas and Claire; one daughter, Connie Mogus of Moose Jaw and her son, Ronald (Heather) Mogus of Moose Jaw; one brother, John (Wynn) Causier of Coquitlam, BC; special brother-in-law, Fen Cooper; special niece, Carol Downton; special friend, Janice Hill; sister-in-law Mary Causier of Vancouver; and many nieces and nephews. Tom Causier was born November 20, 1908 in a 'soddie' in the Brokenshell R.M. He moved to Weyburn as a small child and spent his life here. On May 4, 1930 he married Annabelle Stewart. He provided for his family by having a delivery service, delivering for several local businesses like: Burges, Wordens, McBrides, Red & White Store, Weyburn Hardware. When Annabelle became ill he quit work for a time to look after her. After her death, Tom worked at several gas bars, the last being Elmer's Service. A memorial service was held Tuesday, April 6, at 2:00 p.m. from Fletcher Funeral Chapel, with Rev. John Ferrier officiating. All those in attendance were considered to be honorary pallbearers. Interment will be at a later date in Hillcrest Cemetery, Weyburn.

CHABOT - Marguerite Jeanne. On February 12, 2011, our mother, grandmother and great grandmother passed away peacefully at the age of 86 years. Marguerite was predeceased by her husband, Wallace. Left to cherish her memory, her sons, Lorne (Alice), and Robert; her grandchildren, Sherrie (Ryan), Mark (Sandy), Greg (Roberta), Brad (Alyssa), Wade (Amanda); her great grandchildren, Merecedes, Caine, Hudson, Cache, Kayle, London, and Ellis. Marguerite was born on August 3, 1924 in Estevan. She was the third youngest of four children. On July 8 1952, Marguerite married Wallace. They retired to Weyburn in 1985 from the farm in Bromhead. Marguerite loved to garden and took pride in her flowers. She enjoyed going for coffee and her weekly outings to the Legion. She baked for Mary’s Place in Milestone for 10 years, driving herself in all types of road conditions never missing a day. Her family was the most important part of her life, we always came first. She will be fondly remembered and sadly missed. Prayers were held on Wednesday, February 16 at 7:00 p.m. from St. Vincent de Paul Roman Catholic Church, Weyburn. Funeral mass for Marguerite was held on Thursday, February 17 at 10:30 a.m. from St. Vincent de Paul Roman Catholic Church, Weyburn with Fr. Gerry Bauche, celebrant. Interment followed at Hillcrest Cemetery, Weyburn. Honorary pallbearers were her grandchildren Sherrie Arneson, Wade Martin, Mark Chabot, Greg Chabot, and Brad Chabot.

CHABOT - Wallace "Wally". On May 28, 2009 our husband, father, grandpa and great grandpa passed away peacefully at the age of 85. Born on March 17, 1924 in Bromhead the second youngest of 9. Married Marguerite on July 8, 1950. Left to cherish his memory, his wife; Marguerite, sons; Lorne (Alice), Bob, grand children; Sherrie (Ryan), Mark (Sandi), Greg (Roberta), Brad (Alissa), Wade (Amanda), great grandchildren; Mercedis, Kane, Hudson, London and Cache. Prayers were held Sunday, May 31, 2009 7:00 p.m. at the St. Vincent de Paul Roman Catholic Church Weyburn. Funeral mass was Monday, June 1, 2009 at 10:30 a.m. at St Vincent de Paul Roman Catholic Church, Weyburn, Fr. Gerry Bauche, celebrant. Honorary Pallbearers were his grandchildren Sherrie, Mark, Greg, Wade and Brad. Interment followed at Hillcrest Cemetery, Weyburn. Wally and Marguerite retired to Weyburn in 1985 from the farm in Bromhead. He loved to talk, tell stories and go for coffee. He was a member of a local choir for 10 years enjoying it very much. Wally will be sadly missed.

CHALMERS - Mary Fenton Smith (nee Lamb) Chalmers, late of Weyburn passed away Tuesday, October 25, 2011, at the age of 95 years. Mary was predeceased by her parents, David and Mary Lamb; sister, Jean Lamb; brothers: Robert Lamb, David Lamb, John “Jack” Lamb; infant grandson, Christopher Dale Johnston; her husband, John Chalmers. Mary is survived by her daughter, Mary (Dale) Johnston; grandsons: Trevor (Danielle) Johnston; Curtis (Ellen) Johnston; great grandchildren, Dillon and Kate Johnston all of Weyburn; special friend, Leta Ross as well as several nieces and nephews. Mary was born on August 26, 1916 in Forfar, County of Angus, Scotland, the second eldest of five children. She outlived all of her siblings by many years. On September 4, 1945, she married John Chalmers, upon his completion of service in the 2nd World War. They moved to Canada where she was employed as a psychiatric nurse at the Saskatchewan Hospital in Weyburn. The city of Weyburn remained their home and was where they raised their one and only child, Mary. Mary was a hard worker and completely dedicated to everything she did. She was quiet natured, but was’t afraid to speak her mind. She gave of herself unconditionally and never wanted anything in return. She was someone everyone liked. Mary was always very accepting of changes in her life and witnessed many over her 95 years. She enjoyed trying new things, working on the computer, fishing, weekend camping trips, and bowling which she was very good at. In her younger years she enjoyed baking, sewing, cross word puzzles and dancing – she was an incredible dancer. She was a member of the United Church Women and taught Sunday School at Grace United Church for many years. After her husband passed away in 1980, Mary spent a lot of time with her grandchildren. Throughout her life she travelled three times to Scotland, visiting relatives and friends. She always wanted to look nice and had her hair done weekly, even after moving to the Weyburn Special Care Home. She lived a full, productive life and enjoyed excellent health, being blessed with the gift of 95 years. Mary passed away peacefully in the early morning hours, Tuesday October 25 at the Weyburn Special Care Home with her daughter Mary and grandsons Trevor and Curtis by her side. A funeral service for Mary was held on Saturday, October 29 at 2:00 p.m. from Grace United Church, Weyburn with Rev. M. Barnabas and Rev. Cordelia Karpenko, officiating. Interment followed at Green Acres Memorial Gardens, Weyburn. Honorary pallbearers were all in attendance.

CHAMBERLAIN - Ethel Rebecca. On Tuesday, August 10, 1999, Ethel Rebecca Chamberlain, late of Weyburn, passed away at the age of 91 years. Predeceased by her parents, George and Fanny Chamberlain; two brothers: George Chamberlain and Harry Chamberlain; two sisters: Cora Chamberlain and Alice Knutson; one nephew, Austin; and one sister-in-law, Bessie Chamberlain. Ethel is survived by one niece, Lynette Chamberlain of Regina; one nephew, Joe (Joan) Chamberlain of Brandon, MB; very close friend, Sharon Seibel; as well as several great nieces and nephews and friends. Ethel was born in Bracebridge, ON on February 28, 1908. She came west in 1909 to Milestone, SK and attended school at Querrin, SK. She did domestic work for a number of years. Ethel worked as a desk clerk in hotels in Lafleche and Kincaid from 1937 to 1968, until moving to Weyburn in 1986, where she worked at the Town and Country Restaurant. When her sister Alice took sick, she looked after her for four years in a wheel chair, and when she passed away, Ethel looked after her brother-in-law until his death. The house was sold and Ethel moved to the Van Dusen apartments. Funeral service was held Saturday, August 14 at 1:00 p.m. from Fletcher Funeral Chapel, Weyburn, with Marilyn Anderson Corkum officiating minister. Interment followed in Hillcrest Cemetery, Weyburn. All those in attendance were considered to be honorary pallbearers. Her two nephews, Curtis and Kyle Chamberlain served as active pallbearers.

CHANCE - Lester William. On Wednesday, September 11, 2002, Lester William Chance, late of Weyburn, passed away at the age of 90 years. Predeceased by his parents, Leon and Lily Chance; stepdad, Richard Sandercock; daughter Donna Slorach; son-in-law Glenn Gadd; sisters Elda Sandercock and Edith Keith; half sisters: Cora Geddes and Laura Laird. Lester is survived by his loving wife of 67 years, Theresa Chance of Weyburn; his daughters: Edna Gadd of Moose Jaw and Lorna (Gerald) Yakamovich of Victoria, BC; son, Gary Ericksen of Weyburn; his grandchildren: Leslie (Steve) Field, Brenda Gadd, David Gadd, Kim (Michael) Mann, Kevin (Tara) Yakamovich, Kyle Yakamovich; great grandchildren: Katelyn and Deidra; as well as numerous nieces, nephews and many friends including his life long chum, Don Douglas. Lester William Chance was born May 21, 1912 at Flora, North Dakota, USA. He grew up on the farm and attended school in McTaggart. On December 11, 1935 Lester married Theresa Ortman at McTaggart. They farmed in the Weyburn area before moving to town in the late 40's. He was employed at a number of places the last of which were Weyburn Co-op Lumber and Weyburn Carpet and Glass. He retired at the age of 79. Les played hockey and enjoyed curling in his earlier years. He loved to go fishing in latter years. He enjoyed visiting and watching hockey and baseball. Les loved to work with his hands and took on many carpentry projects. The last few years he enjoyed his word puzzles. But he was known for his gardening skills and was most pleased on several occasions to receive awards for his Christmas yard and house displays. He was active for many years with the Orange Lodge and Grace United Church where he worked many years during fair time at the church booth. He was also involved with Souris Home and School Association. He enjoyed many hours visiting with family and friends in his home on his trips downtown and on the road. He will be sadly missed by all he knew and loved. Funeral service was held Monday, Sept. 16 at 2:30 p.m. from Fletcher Funeral Chapels, Weyburn, with Gary W. Goran officiating minister. Interment followed in Green Acres Memorial Gardens, Weyburn. All those in attendance were considered to be honorary pallbearers. The active pallbearers were: Vern Westman, Mel Van Betuw, Delbert Foote, Arnold Leslie, Nick Tuchsherer and Gordon Ritcher.

CHARLTON - Alec Fawcett, passed away in Weyburn, on August 26, 2007 at the age of 81 years following a lengthy battle with cancer. Alec will always be remembered by his wife of 59 years, Norma, and his children: Joan (Garry) Kruger and their children Judd and Erin Kruger; Garth (Marilyn) Charlton and their children Jeromy (Arden, and great-grandson Matthew Charlton) and Jamie (Shaina); and Mary-Lynn Charlton (David Thornton) and their daughters Kate and Halle. He is also survived by his sister Isobel Norman. He was predeceased by two sisters, one brother and his parents. Alec was a well-known Canadian Hereford cattle producer and farmed in the Talmage district. He was one of the founders of the Weyburn District Regional 4-H Show, Past-President of the Weyburn Agricultural Society, served as Councillor for the Rural Municipality of Weyburn for 12 years and served as Councillor for the village of Kenosee for 12 years. He served on many other community and cattle association boards and committees throughout his life, something he enjoyed. Alec was inducted into the Canadian Hereford Honour Roll and was honoured with several Saskatchewan Hereford Association awards. On Friday, August 31 a private family burial service was held at Green Acres Memorial Gardens near Weyburn, followed by a Memorial Tea.

CHAPMAN - John. It is with profound sadness that we announce the passing of John Chapman on June 22, 2006 in the Regina General Hospital at the age of 54 years. John leaves behind: Bernice, Colleen, Gordie, Sharon, Kara, Joe, Jeff, the group home, a sister, Donna and his many friends. Even though John had down syndrome, he touched many people with his love of life, his love for CTV and his wonderful sense of humor. He was also very dedicated to his work at the Sarcan workshop for over 25 years. The family would like to thank Bernice Erickson, the staff of the Weyburn Group home, the business community and the people of Weyburn, including the Weyburn Police force for treating John so kindly and with such respect. Also, John leaves behind his many cousins and friends in Moose Jaw who made his adolescent years memorable. In particular, he loved the Hudson farm and all the animals, both big and small. For many of us, John left a gift of huge memories. He was the sunshine of our lives. May he rest in peace. Funeral service was held at Fletcher Funeral Chapel, Weyburn, on Monday, June 26, at 2:00 p.m. with Rev. John Ferrier officiating.

CHASE - Jim. On Sunday, August 12, 2001, Jim Chase, late of Shaunavon, and formerly of Weyburn and Yellow Grass, passed away suddenly at the age of 39 years. Predeceased by his father, Robert Chase; and his grandparents: Grant and Myrtle Chase and Stella Pitt. Jim is survived by his mother, Marjorie Chase of Weyburn; his sister, Nancy Chase of Weyburn; and his brother, Milton Chase of Regina; aunts and uncles: Glen (Lois) Chase of Calgary, AB; Beth Hockley of Yellow Grass; Shirley (Garnet) Bartlett of Yellow Grass; and Sandra (Jack) Crozier of Yellow Grass; as well as many cousins and friends. James Ward Chase "Jim" was born May 19, 1962 at Weyburn. He grew up on the farm, and when the family moved to town, Jimmy moved to the rink each winter. While growing up he was involved in all the sports of the community. He attended Yellow Grass Elementary and Yellow Grass High School, obtaining his G.E.D., his 1A license and job related certificates too numerous to list, as well as getting certified or taking lessons towards the challenges of his personal interests like firearm safety and parachuting lessons. He quit school at a young age and jumped from job to job for a few years until he started to work with power companies and began to educate himself towards his career. He continued to further his education in either the oil industry and/or power. Jim had worked in various aspects of the oil industry, from roughnecking, drilling, fluid consultant, to having his consulting company. He was also a 1A driver and drove for Coca-Cola and Weyburn Tractor. He also worked for several power companies throughout the years. Jim was currently employed at SaskPower. He lived wherever his work took him in Saskatchewan and Alberta, but always considered and returned to Yellow Grass whenever possible. Hockey was his greatest enjoyment during his whole life, along with snowmobiling, boating, hunting, ball, golfing, physical fitness, and any adventure he could think to try, like parachuting and bungee jumping. His travels took him on a trip to Australia. He also enjoyed his trips up north to hunt, and although he never got anything, he had to go back all the time. He set high standards for himself and accomplished whatever he set his mind to. He was adventuresome to try new things. He was never idle and embraced a challenge. Jim always remained a small town boy with trust in everybody. He made friends everywhere he went, and once you met "Chase" you never forgot him. Submitted by a friend: "James Ward Chase was a competitive spirit who loves to hunt and play hockey and 'hates' to play golf 2-3 times a week. Jim was always up for a challenge and to keep on the move which made him a hard worker who was always available to give a helping hand to those who needed it. Jim enjoyed small crowds in which he could share his quick, sharp sense of humor. He had a simple set of values and could always see the qualities in life we often take for granted. A strong character that will be truly missed by those who knew him." Funeral service was held Thursday, August 16 at 2:00 p.m. from Fletcher Funeral Chapel, Weyburn, with Gary W. Goran officiating minister. Interment followed in Yellow Grass Cemetery. Pallbearers were: Korey McIver, Jim Nichol, Cameron Sanguin, Randy Nast, Derek Thiele and Rick Long.

CHEPIL - Maria (nee Pelech) Oryschuk Chepil. On Monday, March 24, 2003, Maria Chepil passed away at Weyburn Special Care Home, at the age of 102 years. Predeceased by her parents, Ilko and Tekla Pelech, her first husband, William Oryschuk; her second husband, Nick Chepil; and her sisters and brothers. Maria is survived by her step brother, Walter Sycz of Brookhaven, PA; her cousin in Weyburn, Lil (John) Hearn; as well as numerous cousins and relatives. Maria Chepil was born March 26, 1900 in Austria. She came to Canada in 1927 and lived with her uncle until 1928, then came to Weyburn and worked as a housekeeper for many people in Weyburn. She married William Oryschuk in 1932, and after his passing, married Nick Chepil in 1953. Maria was a member of Holy Trinity Ukrainian Catholic Church in Weyburn. She enjoyed crocheting, embroidery, reading and keeping up with current events. She lived on Mergens Street in Weyburn until 1994, when she moved into Weyburn Special Care Home where she received excellent care until her passing. Prayers were said Wednesday, March 26 at 7:30 p.m. from Fletcher Funeral Chapel, Weyburn, with Mary Ann Seitz, Lay Presider. Funeral service was held Thursday, March 27 at 10:30 a.m. from Holy Trinity Ukrainian Catholic Church, Weyburn, with Father Andrei Kachur celebrant. Interment followed in Hillcrest Cemetery, Weyburn. The pallbearers were: Jim Hutt, Russ Blischuk, Stan Syrnick and Bob Lukey.

CHESSALL - Donna May Chessall (nee Ernst) was born, June 13, 1964, to Gus and Opal Ernst, in the Weyburn General Hospital and passed away on September 23, 2010 at the age of 46 years. Donna was such a good baby, sleeping through the night at 10 days old. She was raised in Weyburn with her two brothers, Les and Terry. She attended Elgin Elementary School, Weyburn Junior High School and completed her education at the Weyburn Comprehensive School. Donna was an active and very happy child, participating in Brownies, playing ball and bowling. To quote Donna, she said, “Mom I had a happy childhood.” While in high school Donna enjoyed babysitting and being a waitress at the Dickson Café. During her adult life, Donna was employed as a teacher’s aid in a kindergarten class, in housekeeping at the Weyburn General Hospital, and in the activities department of the Weyburn Special Care Home. Donna felt so blessed when her daughter Sharla was born. Sharla was the pride of Donna’s life. In August, 1995 Donna’s life changed forever when she met Wes Chessall at New Age Electronics, while buying a VCR. The two became best friends. Their friendship and love for each other grew and they were married on July 15, 2000 and made their home in Weyburn. Wes’ passion was to show Donna the world. They travelled to Mexico, Paris, London, Disneyland, Disneyworld and enjoyed several cruise trips. Donna also loved to travel in their motor-home throughout Canada and the USA. Donna loved music concerts such as Bon Jovi, Rod Stewart, Kiss, AC/DC, Aerosmith, Alan Jackson, and Shania Twain. No matter what, Wes ensured Donna attended these events. Her favorite band was Julian Austin. They became great friends while he was playing at the Cancer Jam held at Nickel Lake, near Weyburn. Donna was so very fortunate to be in one of Julian’s music videos. Donna’s interests were many and varied. She loved to shop, knit, make scrap books, attend craft shows, cook and bake, ride quads and be out in the boat. She enjoyed entertaining and was the perfect hostess. She also enjoyed puttering all day in her flower and vegetable gardens. The flowers were beautiful, most colorful, and appeared to be in the thousands. Each year, Donna and her dad Gus, competed at growing the largest vegetables. Donna loved her raspberry bushes and produced very delicious jam, tarts, squares, cakes, and preserves. Donna was a very kind, thoughtful person, always with a very pleasant smile on her face. She remembered all family and friends’ birthdays, anniversaries, and other special events. She always thought of other people first, then herself. Donna’s relationship with her children Sharla, Nancy and Jeff, was very special. She was truly blessed when this past June she was able to walk Sharla down the aisle on her wedding day. Donna welcomed Sharla’s husband, Paul, into her family with open arms. She loved and adored Nancy and husband Dallas, Jeff and Shauna, and her four precious grandchildren. Donna passionately loved her cats Poody, Julie and Kitty Girl and treated them like royality. Donna’s two year battle with cancer was a long, tough road. She never stopped fighting through all the chemotherapy, radiation, pain and suffering. She always had courage, hope and faith and her smile never went away. Donna lived Wes’ motto, “Live life to the fullest and take each day at a time, as life is too short.” Donna was predeceased by her, father-in-law Raymond Chessall and grandparents, Vivian and Floyd Lucksinger, Emma and August Ernst. Donna will be lovingly remembered by her loving and devoted husband of ten years, Wes Chessall of Weyburn, her daughters, Sharla (Paul) Torkelson of Weyburn, Nancy (Dallas) Rogal and their children, Chelsey and Brett of Weyburn, her son Jeff (Shauna) Chessall and their children, Tyla and Naysa of Weyburn; her father and mother, Gus and Opal Ernst of Weyburn; her brothers, Les (Jill) Ernst and their children, Emily & Holly of Kingston, ON and Terry Ernst of Ontario; mother-in-law, Alma Chessall of Weyburn; brothers and sisters-in-law, Reg Chessall of Weyburn, Ken (Janet) Chessall of Weyburn, and Donna (Frank) Daradich of Weyburn as well as many nieces and nephews. The funeral service for Donna May Chessall was held Monday, September 27 at 2:00 p.m. from the Zion Lutheran Church, Weyburn with Pastor Martin Olson officiating. Interment followed at Green Acres Memorial Gardens, Weyburn. Pallbearers were Rod Finney, Byron Daradich, Dale Chessall, Mike Klein, Todd Busch, Calvin Vatamaniuck. Donna’s family is most appreciative to all those friends and family that provided support, prayers, and visitations during the past two years. The family is grateful to Dr. Bierman and the nurses and staff of the Weyburn General Hospital, the doctors and medical personnel of the Allan Blair Cancer Centre, Pasqua & General Hospitals, Regina, that provided exceptional care and compassion to Donna during her illness.

CHESSALL - Kenneth Wayne. It is with great sadness that the family of Ken Chessall announce his passing on Sunday, April 17, 2011 at his home. Ken was predeceased by his father Raymond Chessall, mother-in-law Mary Kaytor, father-in-law George Kaytor, and brothers-in-law Steve Hajdu and Kenneth Kaytor and his sister-in-law Donna Chessall. Ken was born July 31, 1941 to Raymond and Alma Chessall in Weyburn. He was raised and attended school in Hume. After Ken was done school he worked on a dairy farm north of Weyburn for a short period of time. Ken’s brother Reg worked at Ipsco in Regina, and Ken thought that sounded like a good idea, so he moved to Regina as well. It was there that he met his future wife Janet Kaytor. Ken and Janet were married at the First Baptist Church in Regina in 1963 and welcomed their first child Barry in 1964. Although Ken, Janet and Barry were living in Regina, Ken’s heart was always on the farm, so they moved to Hume in April, 1964. In early 1965 Ken and Janet welcomed their second child, Kimberly, Stacy and Brian joined the family a few years later. Ken held a few positions over the years, one of which was a Lineman for the Hume Telephone Company. In 1973 Ken and his family moved to their new home two miles south of Hume, where they lived for the next several years. In 1981 Ken and Janet decided to build a new home in Weyburn where they resided until Ken’s passing. Ken leaves to mourn his wife of 48 years Janet, and his four children, Barry (Debbie) Chessall of Prince Albert; Kimberly Chessall of Calgary, AB; Stacy (Donna) Chessall of Weyburn and Brian (Sarah) Chessall of Calgary, AB; nine grandchildren: Megan Chessall, Melissa Blackhurst, Chad Blackhurst, Nichole Chessall, Erica Chessall, Rylan Chessall, Jenna Chessall, Michael Chessall and Rebecca Chessall; Mother, Alma Chessall, Brothers Reg Chessall and Wes Chessall (Michelle) and sister Donna (Frank) Daradich as well as numerous aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and friends who will all miss his kindness and humour. A funeral service was held on Thursday, April 21 at 2:00 P.M. from the Free Methodist Church, Weyburn with Reverend Jay Mowchenko officiating with Interment to follow Green Acres Memorial Gardens, Weyburn. A visitation was held on Wednesday, April 20 from 7:00 - 9:00 PM from Fletcher Funeral Chapels, Weyburn. Pallbearers were Mark Keep, Rod Daradich, Byron Daradich, Dale Chessall, Jamie Chessall, Jeff Chessall. Honorary Pallbearers were all those in Attendance.

CHILTON - Josephine Johanna (nee Bax) Chilton passed away in Weyburn on Tuesday, October 7, 2003 at the age of 79 years. Predeceased by her parents, Maria and Peter Bax; sisters Marie Cudmore, Annie Geyson; and son-in-law Daryl Sabados. Josephine will be sadly missed and lovingly remembered by her husband William; daughter Sandra Sabados; her three granddaughters, Jennifer, Erin, and Paige. Her sister Kay (Len) McLean; and brothers Rene (Marg) Bax; Joseph (Lillian) Bax; Peter (Jackie) Bax; John (Betty) Bax; sister-in-law Fay (Keith) Fox. As well as numerous nieces, nephews, relatives and friends. A memorial mass was held on Saturday, October 11 from St. Vincent de Paul Roman Catholic Church. Father Albert Schmitz presider. A prayer service was held from the chapel of Assurance Funeral Services on Friday, October 10. Interment was at Green Acres Memorial Gardens.

CHILTON - William Edwin, late of Weyburn passed away April 12, 2009 at the age of 86 years. Bill was predeceased by his wife, Josephine; his parents, George and Jane Chilton; brothers and sister-in-law: James (Olla) Chilton and Kenneth Chilton; sister and brother-in-law, Joyce (William) Bauer. Bill is survived by his daughter Sandra Sabados, Weyburn; his granddaughters: Jennifer Sabados, Erin (Robert) Sabados-Hein and Paige Sabados all of Weyburn; sister Faye (Keith) Fox, Wawota; brothers and sister-in-law as well as many nieces and nephews. Funeral service was held at RD Family Funeral Chapel with Rev. John Ferrier, officiating. Interment followed at Green Acres Memorial Gardens, Weyburn.

CHIVERS-WILSON - Edith (nee Toyer). On Tuesday, August 31, 1999, Mrs. Edith Chivers-Wilson passed away at the Weyburn Special Care Home at the age of 101 years. She was predeceased by her husband, Harold (Slim) Chivers-Wilson in 1966; her parents, Mr. and Mrs. John Toyer; one brother and three sisters. Edith leaves to mourn four nephews and one niece in England; also a nephew in Ontario. Edith came to Weyburn in 1929 and worked at the Saskatchewan Hospital, following graduation in 1934. She was very active in the Anglican Church, also a member of the Alexandria Rebekah Lodge of Weyburn. At the request of the deceased a grave side service was held on Tuesday, Sept. 7 at 3:00 p.m. in Hillcrest Cemetery, with Rev. Julie Collings officiating.

CHONG - Margaret (nee Chan). On Wednesday, December 22, 1999, Margaret Chong, late of Weyburn, passed away at the Weyburn General Hospital, at the age of 74 years. Predeceased by her parents, Ken and Judy Chan; and by three sisters: May Chan, Eleanor Yip and Lilly Downer. Margaret is survived by her husband, Bak Chong of Weyburn; four brothers: Lloyd Chan of Richmond, BC and Albert Chan of Agincourt, ON; Edward (Bill) Chan of Toronto, ON and Kenneth (Jimmy) Chan of Winnipeg, MB; and two sisters: Marian Chan of Etobicoke, ON; and Jean Yong of Toronto, ON; and nieces and nephews. Margaret Chong was born July 20, 1925 in Weyburn, one of ten children born to Ken and Judy Chan. On July 14, 1969, she married Bak Chong. Together they operated BMC Confectionary on 3rd Street for many years. She got to know many members of the community as a result of this. She truly enjoyed meeting people through her business. Margaret was a very private person, and she enjoyed taking long drives alone in her car in the mornings. Funeral service was held Thursday, December 30 at 2:00 p.m. from Fletcher Funeral Chapel, Weyburn, with Capt. Gerald and Joyce McDonald officiating. Interment followed in Hillcrest Cemetery, Weyburn. All those in attendance were considered to be honorary pallbearers. The active pallbearers were: Les Myers, Lyle Shirley, Frank Shirley and Don Lafoy.

CHRISTBASON - John Christbason 1939 - 2006 late of Regina, passed away on Wednesday April 12, 2006 at the age of 67 years, with loved ones by his side. John was predeceased by his parents, Steve and Mary; two sisters: Pearl and Shirley Ann (in infancy) and his only son, Dennis. He is survived by daughters, Holly (Roger), Aileen (Brian); his first wife Eleanor Colwell; his second wife Elaine Christbason; fours sisters: Mary Moldovan, Lena Watters, Eleanor Dinu and Jean Tarasoff; three brothers: George, Steve and Willy as well as numerous nieces and nephews. John loved getting dressed up in his cowboy hat and boots to go dancing and living it up. John also loved his cars. You would see him in a different one every time. But most of all, he loved his big cigars, wherever he went. Whether he was driving around or working, you would always see him with a cigar in his mouth. As the city workers would always comment when they would see him, "there goes Cigar John." A gathering of family and friends was held on Wednesday April 19 at 2:00 p.m. from Hillcrest Cemetery, Weyburn, with Marjorie McLeod Officiating.

CHRISTIAN - Arthur Clint. On January 26, 1999, Arthur Clint Christian, late of Weyburn, passed away at the age of 73 years. Predeceased by his parents, Clinton and Eleanor Christian; his wife Helen; one sister Ruby Christian; and one brother-in-law Gerhard Johnson. He leaves to mourn three sisters: Belva Johnson of Weyburn; Eleanor (Harvey) Larson of Weyburn; and Hazel (Emmanuel) Friess of Estevan; ten nieces and nephews; numerous great nieces and nephews; great great nieces and nephews; as well as many relatives and friends. Arthur was born March 9, 1925. He took his schooling at Beaubier, SK. Later working on the railroad then on road construction as well as helping on the farm until at which time he took up farming full time in the Beaubier district. In 1980 Arthur retired from farming due to ill health and moved into Weyburn. Funeral service was held Friday, January 29 at 2:00 p.m. from Knox Presbyterian Church, Weyburn with Rev. John Ferrier officiating. Interment followed in Green Acres Memorial Gardens, Weyburn. Vern Gammack, Wayne Olson, Quint Patrick and Tom Moore, members of the Weyburn BPO Elks formed an honor guard. The active pallbearers were: Laine Larson, Allen Larson, Bryan Freiss, Darrell Freiss, Ronald Lein, and Robert Sweeney.

CHRISTOPHERSON - Dorothy (nee Stein). On May 24, 2014 Dorothy Christopherson (need Stein) passed away peacefully at Tatagwa, where she had resided for the last three years. Dorothy is predeceased by her parents, Milton and Julia Stein; husband, Cliften Christopherson; three brothers and three sisters; daughter-in-law, Jane Mabee; grandsons, Michael Mabee and Troy Mabee-Bakken; great grandson, Mitchell Mabee-O’Dell and step-daughter, Agnes McHattie. Dorothy will be lovingly remembered by her son, Wayne (Deanna) Mabee of Weyburn and their three children: Scott and his son, Chase, Sonja (Robert) Picard and daughter, Ava, Shawn and his children, Tyrell and Payton; son, Dale (Penny) Mabee of Calgary, AB and their three children: Melissa, Kayla and her children Colton and Kendra, and Trent; daughter, Janice (Colen) Bakken and their two children, Ashley and Marshall and two grandchildren, Brody and Ryley and sisters, Ivy Herberholz, Olive (Ernie) Stuehler and Illa Endicott. Dorothy is also survived by Agnes’s family, Carolyn, Terry, Lori, Betty, Cliften and Shirley and their families; other members of the Mabee and Christopherson families and numerous nieces, nephews and friends. Dorothy was born on the farm north of Yellow Grass on February 20, 1930, at the beginning of the ‘dirty thirties’. She was one of ten living children born to Milton and Julia Stein and raised during that period. She often talked about growing up in that era, the expectations, and the hard work that came with that living situation. Being one of ten mouths to feed, Dorothy, like every other farm child, was expected to work on the farm and to do their share, and sometimes some felt they were called on more than others. So at the age of 13, Dorothy moved three miles up the road to live with her uncle Martin. Life was a little less demanding and a little less crowded, and to top it off, Dorothy gained a pony by the name of Flossy and a bicycle (which was a real luxury item at that time) and perhaps for a bit, life was a little easier. Dorothy grew to be a hard worker, a caregiver for many and an entrepreneur, before the word was even cliché. As a young woman she met and married Hugh Mabee, but this relationship was not to be, and soon she found herself the single mother of three, which was relatively unheard of in the 50’s. Life was a struggle and presented its challenges but she was up to meeting them. She continued to remain good friends with her mother-in-law, Margie, going to bingos with both her mother-in-law and her mother. Dorothy was a skilled bowler who lived and loved to bowl. Later in life the family remembered her with her headphones on at Tatagwa watching TV, watching what she referred to as “Canadian bowling” or five pin. Her favorite bowler to watch was Weyburn’s own Leslie Walliser. Dorothy was an entrepreneur before her time. Irene Kaip and Dorothy established a business cleaning ducks and geese for Andrews and Wilders and their American hunters. Her children have memories of them, boiling feathers, plucking and cleaning for the grand total of a dollar a duck and a dollar-fifty for a goose. At the time it was probably good money, but lots of hard work too! Dorothy worked in customer service for many years to support her family. She worked at the Zirk corner store, El Rancho and Dickson Café. Later Dorothy worked at the Soo Hotel and there she met Cliff Christopherson, and the rest they say is history. Cliff and Dorothy were wed in 1971. To say she was happy would have been an understatement. They purchased a home located on the corner of 10th and Coteau, just two houses from her parents and her brother Glen. Later as grandma and grandpa aged, and they needed help with their daily activities and appointments, Dorothy was close by as their caregiver. When her brother Glen was diagnosed with cancer, Dorothy was there to help him. Later her sister Pearl broke her hip, and Dorothy was called on again to help. When Cliff’s health failed she became his caregiver at home. Living just a block away from Haig school, Dorothy and Cliff were the prefect caregivers for Troy after school and provided childcare for both Ashley and Marshall until they began school. For years many good memories were made. Later she would start another chapter in her life and would move to Legion Towers where eventually her three sisters would join her there. Deanna would take Tyrell and Peyton to Legion Towers to visit their “Big Momma.” Dorothy delighted in asking them what her name was and when they replied “Big Momma” they were very often rewarded with a Looney to take down to the pop machine. When Ava came along, it was only natural to take her for a visit to see her” Big Momma” and for Ava to be asked the same question. A special relationship between Deanna and Dorothy developed over the years, Deanna may have started out as her daughter-in-law and Dorothy may have started out as Deanna’s mother-in-law but over the years they became close friends. When Dorothy moved to Tatagwa the visits and the friendship continued right up until Mom’s final night with us. When asked by our cousin Judy Beck to say five words that best describe our mother, here are the words that were shared; Mom was selfless, a hard worker, devoted caregiver, a minimalist, and honest. Words we should all strive to live by. A Celebration of Life was held at Fletcher Funeral Home, Weyburn on May 28 with Judy Beck officiating. Interment followed at Hillcrest Cemetery, Weyburn. Pallbearers were Marshall Bakken, Shawn Mabee, Trent Mabee, Larry Herberholz, Maynard Chinski and Leonard Olson.

CHRISTOPHERSON - Lonnie Clinton “Bud”. On Friday, June 11, 2010, Lonnie Clinton "Bud" Christopherson of Weyburn passed away at the Radville Marian Health Centre, at the age of 85 years. Predeceased by his parents, Carsten and Ellen Christopherson; his loving wife, Irene Christopherson; his daughters, Karen Robstad and Lynn Hall; his great grandsons, Brandon and Ryan; his brothers, Clifton, Kenneth (Evelyn) and Mervin; his sisters, Evelyn (Don) Dickinson, Helen (Cliff) Branning. Bud leaves to mourn his daughters, Toni (Brett Boeddinghaus) Christopherson, Shelley Christopherson, Shannon (Ed) Fellner; his step-son, Garry (Berva) Reaney; his sisters, Gladys McNaught and Peggy (Gaylen) Van De Sype; his sisters-in-law, Dorothy and Julie Christopherson, his son-in-law, John Hall as well as numerous grandchildren, great grandchildren, nieces and nephews. Bud was born on December 1, 1924 to Carsten and Ellen Christopherson at Trossachs. As a teenager, Bud worked for L. L. Haden’s Machine Shop (Gullahas Motors) where he developed his love and skills for mechanics. He also worked for Elmer’s Service and Great Plains Ford. When he was younger he loved riding his brown horse, "Old Bill", rounding up wild horses and cows. He also trapped weasels, tan and sell their hides. He would also mount them for sale for $4 or $5 each, which was pretty good money in those days. He also enjoyed snaring and shooting gophers. Bud loved going to hockey games and following specific sports teams. He enjoyed travelling to see family and friends. He especially reminisced about trips to Victoria and Medicine Hat. Both Bud "nd Irene treasured the friendship and championship of their little dog "Tuffy”. He always knew when one of them was away and let them know it. Grandma Irene and Grandpa Bud always enjoyed the weeks in summer when Tara and Traci and Scott would come and stay. They also enjoyed Sarah’s visits and just lately Bud looked forward to visits from friends and family and always had that special ‘smile’ upon arrival, but when Tuffy visited during his final months Bud’s eyes would light up and just twinkle. Bud really appreciated the visits and help given to him these past months by Brent and Colleen and Peggy. We love you. You will be greatly missed. A memorial service was held Thursday, June 17 at 10:00 a.m. from Fletcher Funeral Chapel, Weyburn with Pastor Jody Pfeifer officiating. Interment followed in Green Acres Memorial Gardens, Weyburn.

CHUCKRY - Philip Stanley, late of Weyburn, passed away on Monday April 18, 2005 at the age of 68. Philip was predeceased by his parents, Steve and Florence Chuckry; his sister in law, Barbara Chuckry and special friend, Betty Larson He leaves to mourn his brother, Roy Chuckry, Weyburn, his sister, Bernice (Philip)Ruckaber, Halbrite, his uncle, Floyd (Pearl) Keller, Osage, and many nieces, nephews and cousins. The Graveside Service for Philip was held on Thursday, April 21 at 11:00 a.m. from Green Acres Cemetery, Weyburn, with Fr. Gerry Bauche officiating. Interment followed in Green Acres Cemetery, Weyburn. Pallbearers were Dayle Chuckry, Dean Chuckry, Mike Chuckry, Joel Chuckry, Raymond Ruckaber and Wayne Ruckaber. All in attendance were considered Honorary Pallbearers. Philip was born November 16, 1936 in Hume. In his early years he enjoyed sports, especially playing baseball. Philip farmed and worked as a masonary throughout his life and he also enjoyed music

CIASNOCHA - Sophie, late of Ottawa, ON, formerly of Weyburn, passed away peacefully at the Ottawa Hospital, Civic Campus, Ottawa, ON, on Tuesday, March 23, 2004 at the age of 88, following a lengthy battle with cancer. The funeral mass was held Friday, March 26 at Holy Cross Catholic Church, Ottawa, ON. A memorial service will be held Saturday, May 1 at 10:30 a.m. at St. Vincent de Paul Roman Catholic Church, Weyburn. Interment will follow in Hillcrest Cemetery. Beloved wife of the late William Ciasnocha. Loving mother to Jerry and grandmother to Heather and Christopher. Also survived by her daughter-in-law, Carol; brothers Joe (Grace) Allen, Vic Gdanski, Hank (Dodie) Gdanski, Ron (Jackie) Gdanski, and the late Stan and Allan Gdanski; sisters, Agnes (Mike) Lawryk, Helen Engel, Rosella (Dominic) Zyla, Adeline McKeowen, and the late Mary (Laurie) Ludwig; brother and sister-in-law, Bernard and Berna Ciasnocha; as well as many nieces and nephews. Sophie will be lovingly remembered by her family and almost 1,000 students from the Weyburn area taught over a 41 year career. Her love of children and sports and a joy for living touched us all and kept her young-at-heart.

CLARK - Marion Elizabeth Violet (nee Dinsmore) was born November 12, 1898 at Thornbury, Ontario, the fourth of eight children born to John L. and Sadie Dinsmore. The family moved to the Weyburn area when Violet was eight years of age. Violet left school with Grade 9 and office training and then worked in Weyburn and in Moose Jaw. She was married December 20, 1921 to John Westwick Clark, and their five children were born and raised in Weyburn. Her husband Jack died in January 1951, and a few years later Violet went back to office work, initially at City Hall and the Court House, and later in the constituency office of the NDP. Throughout her lifetime she remained an active and devoted member of the NDP, as well as of Grace United Church in Weyburn. Violet Clark is survived and lovingly remembered by her five children and their families: Ruth and Freeman Patrick of Edmonton, AB, their children and grandchildren; Elmer Clark of Vancouver, BC; Ralph and Eleanor Clark of Glendon, AB, their children and grandchildren; Mrgaret Neylan (predeceased by her husband Ray) of San Lorenzo, CA USA, her children and grandchildren; and Nanette (Paul) Steindl of Prince George, BC and their children and grandchildren. She also leaves her sister-in-law, Mrs. Lila (Fred) Dinsmore; and many nieces and nephews, as well as numerous friends in Weyburn and beyond. A memorial service to celebrate her life will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Thursday, July 6, 2000 at Grace United Church in Weyburn, with Bill Corkum officiating minister.

CLARK - Mary Katherine (nee Wagner) Clark, late of Weyburn passed away Monday, August 8, 2011, at the age of 84 years. Mary was predeceased by her parents, Charles and Molly Wagner; her siblings: sister, Molly and brothers, Fred, Carl, Ed, Bob, David, Raymond and Ronald; great granddaughter, Nikita Clark. Mary is survived by her children: Linda (Cecil) Haugen and family, Athabasca, AB, Darlene (John) Skinner and family, Mulhurst Bay, AB, Larry (Linda) Clark and family, Weyburn, Maurice (Audrey) Clark and family, Weyburn as well as numerous nieces, nephews and relatives. A service of remembrance for Mary was held on Friday, August 12 at 10:30 a.m. from Zion Lutheran Church, Weyburn with Pastor Martin Olson, officiating. Interment followed at Green Acres Memorial Gardens, Weyburn.

CLARK - Michael 'Mickey' Clark. Mickey passed away peacefully on May 2, 2001 at the age of 73 years. Mickey is survived by his wife Vi of Weyburn, three children Brett Clark of Calgary, AB, Kelly (Mike Lehmann) Clark of San Francisco, USA and Tony Clark of Banff, AB and granddaughter, Beatrix of San Francisco. As well, Mickey will be missed by his brothers and sisters: Ken Clark of Maryfield, Ruth (David) Clark of White Rock, BC, Betty (Russ) Kalina of Regina, Sam (Gwen) Clark of Moosomin, and Keith (Jean) Clark of Toronto, ON, as well as several nieces and nephews. Mickey spent his youth in Walpole, where he was born. As a young man, he honed his guitar playing skills and toured extensively with an orchestra for several years before settling in Weyburn. He was employed at the Saskatchewan Hospital in Weyburn and continued to delight many people while playing with various bands throughout the province. Mickey will be fondly remembered by his family, friends, and acquaintances alike. A memorial service was held Monday, May 7 at 1:00 p.m. from Fletcher Funeral Chapel, Weyburn, with Rev. John Ferrier officiating.

CLARKE - Edna Lillian (nee Bowditch). It is with great sadness we announce the passing of Edna Lillian Clarke on February 10, 2012 at the Regina Pasqua Hospital. She will be greatly missed and lovingly remembered by her family and many friends. Edna was predeceased by her husband, Sparkie (Harold) Clarke; parents, Harry and Jean Bowditch; sisters, Marjorie, Shannon and Joan Giroux. Edna was born January 5, 1931, the eldest of five children. She was raised on the farm and attended both the Prairieview and Riverview Schools. Edna and Sparkie were married in Weyburn on June 8, 1957 and lived in Weyburn most of their married life. Together they had four children: Diana (Dwayne) Schultz of Weyburn, and their children Dallas and Danielle; David Clarke of Didsbury, AB and his children Jason, Shawn and Janine; Greg (Leanne) Clarke of Calgary, AB and their children Kade, Carly and Kailey; Susan (Bill) Roach of Saskatoon, and their children, Kassandra, Landon and Brennan; great grandchildren and special friends Ayden and Kaedee Schultz of Weyburn. Edna is also survived by her sister Elsie Wimmer of Radville; brother, Jim (Carolyn) Bowditch of Summerland, BC; brother-in-law, Mel Shannon, of Regina, as well as numerous cousins, nieces and nephews. We would like to thank the doctors and nurses at the Regina Pasqua Hospital Palliative Care Unit.

CLARKE - Lois (nee Metheral) Clarke. It is with great sadness we announce the passing of Lois at the Weyburn General Hospital on Friday May 16, 2003. Lois was predeceased by her parents Reg and Irene Metheral, her brother and sister-in-law, Jim and Lorna Metheral, brother-in-law, Richard Frerichs, her nieces Marcia Mabee, Susan Carlson, nephew Michael Neuberger. Lois leaves to mourn her son Greg (Franca) Bracken, Calgary, AB; sister, Isabelle Frerichs, Rosetown; Jeanette and Glenn Mabee, Helen and Joe Neuberger, Weyburn. Nieces and nephews, Dick Frerichs, Rosetown; Debbie (Dean) May, Regina; Warren Frerichs, Medicine Hat, AB; Wendy (Richard) Clayton, Rosetown; Jim (Shelley) Mabee, Regina; Guy (Marilyn) Mabee, La Ronge; David (Dawn) Neuberger, Fillmore; Murray Frerichs, Rosetown; Reg (Karen) Neuberger, Regina; Brenda (Chris) Wandler, Lethbridge, AB; Leslie (Rick) Walliser, Rocky Rapids, AB; Mark (Kelly) Neuberger, Weyburn, Gary (Maureen) Metheral, Westbrook, BC and their families, as well as many cousins. Lois was born in Weyburn on January 11, 1932 at her grandmother's residence in Weyburn. She spent her growing up years at the Metheral family farm and attended Souris and Assiniboia schools and Weyburn Collegiate. She obtained a Business Diploma at the Weyburn Collegiate. Employment took her to Edmonton, AB; where she worked as a secretary at a Veterinarian Clinic, then to Glasgow, Scotland and worked for the Singer Sewing Machine Co. She returned to Weyburn, working at the Royal Bank for over 30 years where she made many friends among the staff and clients. She took great pride in her yard on 4th Street and always had her garden at the family farm. Lois followed the traditional family sporting events, went to Minneapolis many times to see her beloved Blue Jays and attended basketball, baseball and hockey games her nieces and nephews were participating in, cheering them on; they were the best players in her eyes. She coached a minor girls softball team for many years. Funeral service was held Tuesday, May 20 at 2:00 p.m. at Knox Presbyterian Church with Rev. John Ferrier officiating. Interment followed at Hillcrest Cemetery beside her nieces Marcia Mabee and Susan Carlson. Pallbearers were Ray Lunn, Richard Tollefson, Adam Walliser, Wade Mabee, Dick Frerichs and Josh Neuberger.

CLARKE - Wilfred. On Friday, July 8, 2005, Wilfred Clarke, late of Weyburn, passed away at the Weyburn General Hospital at the age of 85 years. Predeceased by his mother and father, James and Evelyn Clarke; four brothers: Cyril, George, Harold and Norman Clarke and three sisters: Elsie Glew, Ruth Hornet and Doreen Dynna. Wilfred is survived by his loving wife of 60 years, Lillian Clarke of Weyburn, son, James (Louise) Clarke of Courtney, BC; daughters, Joan (Jim) Dashney of Leduc, AB and Linda (Eric) Douglas of Weyburn; grandchildren: Lori (Dean) Oake of Yellowknife, NT, Don Dashney of Victoria, BC, Devon Douglas of Regina, and Kyle (Bonnie) Douglas of Regina; great grandchildren: Jeremy and Darcy Oake and Alexis Dashney, as well as numerous nieces, nephews, relatives and friends. Wilfred Clarke was born at Bishop Auckland, England in 1919, moving to Canada where he lived at Khedive and then to Weyburn. He served as a Corporal with the SSR in Canada, England and France from October 1939 to March, 1944, during which time he took part in the Dieppe Raid at Green Beach. On December 23, 1944 he married Lillian Barnes in Weyburn, and they celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary together this past December. Wilf worked as a salesman for Dominion Fruit for many years in Weyburn. He enjoyed golfing, gardening and playing cards, and always kept an eye on the weather. Lillian and Wilf valued their long term neighbors on Duke Street where they lived for 45 years. He was very proud of his family and they will miss him dearly. A Service of Remembrance was held Tuesday, July 12, 2005 at 2:00 p.m. from Fletcher Funeral Chapel, Weyburn, with Rev. John Ferrier officiating. Interment followed in Green Acres Memorial Gardens with honorary pallbearers, members of the Royal Canadian Legion holding a Last Post Service.

CLELAND - Alexander "Alex" Eugene Cleland. Regina musician. Outstanding percussionist and drummer. Passed away May 28, 2004 following a lengthy illness. He was predeceased by his parents, William (Bill) B. Cleland (1897-1986) and Cepha A. Cleland (1901-1991) both of Weyburn. Alex is survived by his four daughters: Lauren of Edmonton, AB, Jeri-Anne and Sherry both of BC and Rebecca of Portland, OR; four grandchildren and one great grandchild; two brothers: Robert (Bob) (Hazel) Cleland of Red Deer, AB and Dr. John (Jack) (Margaret Ruth) Cleland of Regina; one sister, Marlene (Barry) Ross of Yorkton as well as numerous nieces and nephews. Alex was born in Weyburn on February 17, 1924 and attended both Haig and Assiniboia schools there. He was interested in music from his earliest years and left Weyburn midway through high school to travel with a musical group (Leo Bitz and his 6 Bitz of Rhythm) in Western Canada including playing in resort spots such as Sylvan Lake, AB. In the early 40's he toured with other groups in Eastern Canada and while in Toronto he joined the Army, #12 Platoon "C" #20 C.A. (B) LC, was a member of the Queen's Own Rifles, First Battalion Division of the Black Watch and went overseas with that unit. He served in Canada, France and Germany, participated in D-Day, became injured and returned to Canada with several military honors including the Bronze Star (1939-1945), the Star for France and Germany, the Defense Medal, the Canadian Service Medal and the War Medal (1939-1945). Soon after returning from service overseas, Alex jumped right back into the music scene. Again, traveling across Western Canada. He played the drums in notable bands including P. J. Perry, Paul Perry and also Tommy Banks before moving to Vancouver, BC joining groups on the west coast. For the subsequent 15 years he was a premier percussionist both in Canada and in the US (California, Washington and Oregon). As well as playing in these various groups on the west coast particularly in Seattle, Portland and San Francisco. Alex had several comic routines he performed during shows (one of which was a mimicking of Charlie Chaplin). He also added singing "seat" and playing the flute to his performance repertoire. While in Seattle, he played for several weeks with Peggy Lee and her band when her regular drummer, Shelly Mann was ill. Alex also created a character called Mrs. Murgatroid especially for his nieces and nephews when he was called upon to "baby-sit". These routines were loved by audiences and family alike and he received numerous "encores" from both groups. Alex returned to Canada in the 1970's joining Gene Deloughy's Band and traveled again across Western Canada playing many clubs and dance pavilions. During the mid-80's, he moved back to Saskatchewan and played with a number of groups in the Regina and Saskatoon areas and taught drumming to aspiring percussionists for a time. He was well-known to many Saskatchewan musicians. Alex always thought positively, was in good spirits and was a loving brother, father and friend. He along with his brother, Jack, formed an organization (AAA Dance Bands) booking many bands throughout southern Saskatchewan for many years. He will be remembered as a friendly, generous, out-going person with a great sense of humor who always had time to spend with his various friends especially those who were having difficulties. He will be sorely missed by his family, friends and musical associates. Special thanks and appreciation is extended by Alex's family to Joan Dodds, Hillsdale Special Care Home and the Nursing Staff at Wascana Rehabilitation Centre, Unit 3-6 for the kind, patient and loving care extended to Alex during the past few years. His friends were invited to attend a memorial service at the Wascana Chapel of the Wascana Rehabilitation Centre on 23rd St. Second Floor, (NW corner) in Regina on June 19 at 1:00 p.m. Rev. Jan Temple-Jones, Chaplain officiated. Interment was held on Sunday, June 20, at Hillcrest Cemetery, Weyburn at 2:00 p.m.

CLELAND - Robert William Cleland passed on October 13, 2005 in Red Deer, Alberta. Bob was born and raised in Weyburn. After high school, the war was on and Bob joined the Royal Canadian Navy. He made several trips, over a four year period, across the Atlantic in convoy duty searching for submarines. After the war, Bob went to University in Saskatoon for one year and then returned to Weyburn to work with his dad (Bill Cleland) in the Cleland Funeral Home. Bob and his wife purchased the funeral home in 1955 and sold it, along with the Estevan branch, in 1970 to move with his wife and family to Red Deer, AB. He took a four year carpentry course and worked at various job sites around Red Deer, including four years at the Canadian Airforce base in Penhold, AB. He will be remembered by his wife Hazel of Red Deer, a son Brad (Deb) in Red Deer, a son Eric in Saskatoon, and a daughter Abbey (Duncan) in Dawson City, Yukon. He is also remembered by his three grandchildren, Kirsten (Brad) Christopher and Michelle (Eric), his brother Jack (Ruth) from Regina, and his sister Marlene (Barry) Ross of Yorkton, brother-in law Doyle (Val) Thomas of McTaggart, as well as several nieces and nephews and an extended family. Bob's brother Alec passed on in 2004. Bob had a very strong spiritual connection and he maintained a dignified and uncomplaining acceptance of his illness. Red Deer arrangements were in care of Parkland Funeral Home. Relatives and friends are invited to a burial service at the Hillcrest Cemetery, in Weyburn, with the Royal Canadian Legion in attendance, on Saturday, October 22, at 1:00 p.m. Tea to follow at the Knox Presbyterian Hall at 2:30 p.m.

COGHILL - Etta 'Mildred' (nee Haw). On Friday, March 12, 2010, Etta 'Mildred' Coghill passed away at Parkway Lodge, Weyburn at the age of 91 years. Predeceased by her parents, Stanley and Emily Haw, her husband, George Coghill, three sisters, Mabel, Luella and Nellie, one brother, Harvey, and a step-son, Dave Coghill. Mildred will be lovingly remembered by her family: daughter, Marcia (Bruno) Nerenberg of Regina; son, Don (Eileen) Coghill of Lethbridge; step-son, Ron (Eunice) Coghill of Weyburn; step-daughter, Loretta Craib of Saskatoon; five grandchildren: Michael (Mamie), Brent (Pamela), Mark, Ian (Clare), and Stephen; three great grandchildren: Trista, Matthew and Jennifer; brother, Tom (Edna) Haw of Penticton, BC; sister, Lily Coghill of Yorkton; daughter-in-law, Connie Coghill of Assiniboia; and many nieces and nephews. Etta Mildred Haw was born May 25, 1918 at Battrum, the third child of a family of five girls and two boys. She was born and raised on a prairie farm, and attended a one room school in Battrum, then in 1930 the family moved to Pennant so the children could go to school there, where she took her grades 7 to 12. She worked on the farm, helping with daily milking, stooking and threshing - hard work for a young girl, but she enjoyed life, local dances and the closeness of farm and family life. She worked as a 'hired' girl doing housekeeping in Regina from 1937 to 1940, then enrolled in the C.W.A.C. serving from December, 1941 to December 11, 1945. She was stationed at Maple Creek, Sussex, NB and camp Dundern doing administration and steward work. She was promoted to Cpl. in 1944 until discharge. She then attended the University of Saskatchewan where she took Pharmacy, moving to Yorkton in 1948. On January 28, 1950, Mildred married George Gunn Coghill at Yorkton., and she became a step-mother to Loretta, Ron and Dave. She was an active participant in their lives and a proud grandmother to their children. In 1950, she and George started Coghill Electric in Weyburn where Mildred worked as the bookkeeper, lighting consultant, janitor, salesperson, business partner and apprentice electrician all rolled into one. She was a life-time member of the Royal Canadian Legion, where she served as Woman's Auxiliary President and was very active in their many community projects. She was honoured as War Mother in 1997. Mildred also belonged to the Order of the Royal Purple and Alexandria Rebekah Lodge #14, as well as being a very active Shriner's wife and involved with local charities like the Diabetes Association and Canadian Cancer Society. Millie's hands were always busy, and she was extremely creative in her many crafts. She was a very active member with the Art Club as her artistic ability was very well known. She painted from the mid 60's to 2005 and held several shows in local and Provincial Galleries. She was awarded the several "James Weir" awards for her paintings. Her work hangs in many homes throughout Canada and even in Europe, as well as in the Provincial Legislature. Mildred was involved with the creation of the Weyburn "Wheel" as well as quilting, which she mastered and won a Provincial Award in 1984. She loved to sew and made clothes for herself, family and several others. A very special event in her life was finding her daughter, Marcia in 1984, as Marcia had been given up for adoption in 1941. Millie was a lifelong friend of Rev. John Ferrier and involved with the U.C.C. She loved to travel and she and George travelled by camper across Canada several times along with camping and fishing in northern Saskatchewan. She also took two extensive trips to Europe, exploring castles throughout Germany with her son, Don. Millie was extremely proud of her children and grandchildren and their achievements. For the past five years she was extremely well looked after at Parkway Lodge, where she was not only a resident, but was treated as family. The family would like to give a special Thank-you to: Kendra, Tracy, Linda, Amanda, Evelyn, Shirley, Annette, Karen, Janet, Linda, Diane, Karly, Cindy and Kim. Funeral Services were held Wednesday, March 17, 2010 at 2:00 p.m. at Knox Presbyterian Church, Weyburn with Rev. Ina Golaiy and Rev. John Ferrier officiating. Interment followed in Hillcrest Cemetery, Weyburn. The Active Pallbearers were her three grandsons, Ian Coghill, Brent Nerenberg and Duane Coghill, and friends, Brian Pohle, Lars Guenther and Kim Poteur. Honorary Pallbearers were members of the Rebekahs, Royal Purple and the Royal Canadian Legion.

COGHILL - Ruth Berna (nee Clarke). It is with great sorrow that we, the family of Ruth Berna Coghill, 87, announce her passing on February 11, 1999 one day prior to her 88th year. Predeceased by her parents, T. T. and Mae Clarke and her only brother Eric Lindsey Clarke. Ruth is survived by her loving children: one daughter Loretta Craib of Saskatoon; two sons: Ron (Eunice) Coghill of Weyburn, and Dave (Connie) Coghill of Grassy Lake, AB. She will be sadly missed and always remembered by her 13 grandchildren and her seven great grandchildren. She also leaves to mourn her nieces, nephews, sisters-in-law and friends. Ruth was born in Otthon, SK and attended school in Otthon, Vancouver and Birtle, MB after which period of time she became employed at Sask. Co-op Creamery in Yorkton until her retirement. She left Yorkton to live in Weyburn to be closer to her children and grandchildren. Ruth was a great hockey fan and also enjoyed crocheting and reading. Funeral service was held Wednesday, February 17, 2:00 p.m. from Fletcher Funeral Chapel, Weyburn, with Rev. John Ferrier officiating. Interment followed in Hillcrest cemetery, Weyburn. Pallbearers were Brian Pohle, Archie Lovelace, Lars Guenther, David Gaudour, Duane Coghill and Corey Abel.

COHEN - Charlotte Evelyn (nee Abells) died peacefully at home after a short courageous battle with cancer on March 26, 2005 in Richmond, BC. Charlotte was the youngest daughter of former Weyburn alderman Bill Abells and her mother Vera Abells, who predeceased her many years ago. Charlotte is survived and will be sorely missed by her husband of 53 years, Dr. Shy Cohen, her daughters Andrea Jones and Sandey Barry and her grandson Michael Barry. She is also survived by her sister Mildred and brother-in-law Ben Grotsky, her brother Harvey and sister-in-law Janet Abells of Regina and many nephews and nieces who were also very close to her, including Sheridan and Wendy Abells of White Rock, BC, Lorne Abells of Lethbridge, AB, Arla and Jeff Groper of Montreal, PQ, and Jina Abells of Calgary, AB.

COLEMAN - Frank. On Saturday, November 28, 2009, Frank Coleman, formerly of Weyburn passed away at Mount Royal Care Center in Calgary, Alberta at the age of 91 years. Frank was born on May 14, 1918 on a farm near Weyburn and lived his young life there, attending Schneider School. In 1945 he went to Oshawa, ON (a town first settled by his great, great, great grandfather in 1790) on a haying expedition and subsequently lived there until 2001. He then moved to Calgary under the care of nephew Murray Coleman, and the excellent care of Mount Royal Care Centre staff. Frank worked hard as a plasterer for his entire working life. As a bachelor, he looked after his aging mother for years before and after her stroke. He willingly lent a hand to relatives and friends in Oshawa and area. Frank is survived by numerous nieces and nephews as well as a few cousins. He was predeceased by his father David and mother Eva (Crowell) Coleman; brothers and sister; Roy (Hilda), Will, Gordon (Vi), Mabel (Melvin) and Burt (Irene). Frank loved and took great pride in his work. He was a man of strong convictions who loved God, reading and studying his Bible and God's truth. He had a unique sense of humour and enjoyed teasing and joking. Funeral Services were held Friday, December 4, 2009 at 4:30 p.m. from Fletcher Funeral Chapel, Weyburn with Frank's former pastor, Alvan Lewis of Kelowna, BC officiating. Interment followed in Green Acres Memorial Gardens, Weyburn.

COLEMAN - Hilda (nee Tollefson) Coleman late of Weyburn, passed away May 28th, 2009 at the age of 87 years. Hilda was predeceased by her parents, Charles and Mary Tollefson, her husband, Roy Coleman, one sister, Sophie Pederson, brothers, Almer, Mel, Roy, Adolph and Ernie Tollefson, two sisters-in-law, Eva Tollefson and Reitta Tollefson, one brother-in-law, Palmer Pederson. She is survived by her son, Don (Laura) Coleman, Melville and their children, Luke, Blake and Tala, her daughter, Brenda (Mike) Shauf, Weyburn and their children, Austin, Britanie, her brother, Ed (Bertha) Tollefson, Regina, sisters-in-law, Myrna Tollefson, Gravelbourg and Gladys Tollefson, Weyburn as well as several nieces and nephews. Hilda was born April 23, 1922 on a farm near Talmage, north-east of Weyburn, the sixth child born to Charles and Mary Tollefson. Hilda grew up in the Talmage area where she attended school, completing grade seven at the Talmage school. She started having health problems, and these plagued her throughout her life. Arthritis became her most painful affliction. Hilda moved to Weyburn in the 1950's and worked as a nurses aid for a brief time, and then in the Macleods store. During these years she was also a dedicated Sunday School teacher at Bethel Evangelical Church. She made a number of story books for use with her class which also entertained and taught her own children a few years later. Although Hilda grew up less than ten miles from the Coleman family farm, she did not meet her husband Roy until someone did some matchmaking. Hilda and Roy were married in Weyburn on June 29, 1963 and established their new home on the Coleman family farm. A son Donald and a daughter Brenda soon joined the family. Hilda was always a dedicated and hard working mother who devoted her life to caring for her family and providing for their needs. Hilda always felt close to family and her roles as daughter, sister, aunt, wife and mother were her priority throughout her life. Hilda had a gift for hospitality and often entertained family and friends in her home, including family gatherings for both the Tollefsons and the Colemans. When a visiting guest at church needed a place to stay, Hilda billeted them. Hilda's other interests included scrap booking, crafts, crocheting, sewing and flower gardening. Hilda and Roy welcomed son-in-law, Mike into the family in 1987, followed by two grandchildren, then daughter-in-law Laura in 1995, followed by three more grandchildren. Hilda stood by Roy throughout his battle with Alzheimer's, caring for him at home as long as possible. Once that was no longer possible, Hilda was a regular visitor at Souris Valley until Roy's passing in 2002. Hilda herself moved from Bison Manor in 2007, first to the Fillmore Nursing Home and then to the Weyburn Special Care Home where she appreciated their loving care. It was there that Hilda passed away on the evening of Thursday May 28th with loved ones nearby. Funeral service was held Wednesday, June 3rd, 2009 at the Silver Heights Bible Church Weyburn, officiating was Rev. Larry Rempel and Pastor Harley Porter. Interment followed at the Hillcrest Cemetery Weyburn. Honorary Pallbearers: Deone Gruchy, Yvonne Hastings, Evelyn Houston, Pat Jones, Doreen Kilback, Wilhemena Smailes, Jan Stuart. Active Pallbearers: Gary Tollefson, Cliff Tollefson, Blaine Tollefson, Dean Tollefson, Dale Tollefson, Les Pederson. Organist: Bonnie Kerr.

COLEMAN - Roy Franklin Coleman, late of Weyburn, went home to his Lord and Savior, on October 27, 2002 with loved ones by his side, at the age of 87 years. Predeceased by his parents, David and Eva Coleman; brothers Burt, Will and Jordan; sister Mabel. Roy will be lovingly remembered by his wife, Hilda; son Don (Laura); daughter Brenda (Mike) Shauf. Special grandchildren: Luke and Blake Coleman and Austin and Britanie Shauf, brother Frank and sisters-in-law Vi and Irene, as well as many nieces, nephews, relatives and friends. Roy was born April 9, 1915 on the family farm less than one mile east of Weyburn, the first of six children. The family moved to a farm nine miles NE of Weyburn a few years later and Roy lived in the Schneider area for the next 50 years. Roy worked on various farms during the depression years, as well as the lumber camps in northern Saskatchewan and Ontario. It was in Ontario that Roy volunteered for service in the Canadian Armed Forces and he served overseas in Italy and the Netherlands during World War II. Following the end of the war, Roy returned to Weyburn and purchased the family farm from his father. Roy married Hilda Tollefson on June 29, 1963. Their son, Don was born in 1964 and daughter Brenda joined the family in 1966. They lived on the farm until 1974, when a farming accident forced a move into Weyburn. Roy's faith was an important part of his life, and he was very active in the church, from Sunday School teacher to elder and board member. He enjoyed reading, traveling and playing games. Reminiscing with friends and family was often Roy's choice of how to spend an evening. His pride and joy were his grandchildren, and he enjoyed nothing more than going for a walk, or playing at the park. Roy enjoyed retirement until the symptoms of Alzheimer's affected him more severely. In February 2001, Roy moved to Souris Valley Extended Care 1BN until his passing. Funeral was held on Friday, November 1 from Silver Heights Bible Church with Pastors Larry Remple and Martin Harder officiating. Interment followed at Hillcrest Cemetery. Active pallbearers were Jim Piel, Terry Hastings, Don Wiberg, Jerry Dennill, Wally Winarsky, Bruno Epp. Honorary pallbearers were Hartley Hastings, Delbert Foote, Don Goranson, Edgar May, Don Pretty, and Rollen Jones.

COLTART - Ralph "Yogi" Laurence Coltart was born January 19, 1940, to Hugh and Kay Coltart, at Weyburn. Due to a short battle with cancer, Ralph "Yogi" Coltart passed away at the Cypress Regional Hospital, Swift Current, on Tuesday, August 2, 2005. Yogi is survived by his loving partner of 22 years, Linda Calliou; his daughters, Fay (Fred) Purdie, Susan (George) Wilson, Tina (Bob) Hayes, Veronica (Keith) Anderson; his adopted daughter, Laura Kelly; his stepdaughter, Jeanine Calliou; his 11 grandchildren; his five great grandchildren; his sister, Edna "Cookie" (Norman) Leiski; and by numerous nieces, nephews and extended family. The Memorial Service was held Friday, August 5 at 2:00 p.m. from the Swift Current Funeral Chapel, with Bruce Borden officiating. The interment was held Saturday, August 6 at the Green Acres Memorial Gardens, Weyburn.

CONRAD - Edward, of Shaunavon and formerly of Weyburn died on July 4, 2010 at the age of 96 at the Shaunavon Hospital and Care Centre. Ed was born on the family farm north of Estevan on April 6, 1914, one month after the family immigrated to Canada from Minnesota. He married Bertha Hamilton on June 15, 1935 in Wawota and farmed north of Estevan until 1936 when they took over the Hamilton farm at Wawota. They farmed until 1954 when they moved to Carlyle where he operated a milk pasteurizing plant. In 1958 the family moved to Weyburn where Ed worked at the Co-op Creamery, White Rose Service Station Hospital, Prairie Nurseries and the Weyburn Comprehensive School. Ed was predeceased by his wife Bertha in 1992, one daughter Vera Latimer in 1973, his parents, William and Ida, his five sisters, Florence Gates, Elsie Rasmussen, Louise Perkins, Gladys Mullen, Ida Mae Misenar and six brothers Paul, Clarence, Willard, Arthur, Gordon and Rolland and their spouses, by Bertha’s five sisters and one brother and their spouses as well as by many close and dear friends. He is survived by his sons Don (Faith) of Grand Lake, Nova Scotia and Herb (Debra) of Shaunavon, son-in-law Jack Latimer (Sharon) of Kamloops, BC. He also leaves to celebrate his life his grandchildren and great grandchildren Kevin Latimer (Cheryl), Peyton and Jordyn; Darren Latimer (Danielle) and Mia; Heather Latimer (Colin); Douglas Conrad (Carla); Sandra Conrad; Gavin Conrad (Mareena), Megan, Rylan and Nola; Gina Cote (Leonard), Renee and Quinn; Kylie Balas (Donovan). The celebration of life service was held at Fletcher Funeral Chapel in Weyburn on Thursday, July 8 at 2:00 pm with Funeral Celebrant Bernadette Schneider officiating. Pallbearers were his grandchildren Kevin Latimer, Darren Latimer, Douglas Conrad, Sandra Conrad, Gavin Conrad, Gina Cote and Kylie Balas. Honorary Pallbearers were Dorothy Dennis, Cecile Burr, Brian and Audrey Binns, Ron and Pauline Edwards and Clif and Dorothy Benning. Interment followed at Green Acres Memorial Gardens.

COOPER - Edith Merle (nee Frith). On Saturday, October 21, 2000, Edith Merle Cooper (nee Frith) passed away at the Estevan Regional Nursing Home at the age of 85 years. Predeceased by her husband, William Cooper (1970); one son, Gerald Cooper (1968); her parents, Alexander and Claracy Frith; four brothers: Clayton, Lennard, Reg and Willis; one nephew, Manley Frith; three brothers-in-law: Arthur Cooper, Harold Cooper and Jack Cooper; and one sister-in-law, Alden Purvis (Cooper). Edith is survived by one son, Merrill (Phyllis) Cooper of Tribune; one grandson, Bentley Cooper of Calgary, AB; one granddaughter, Melody of Kelowna, BC; sister-in-law, Verna Cooper of Carnduff; several nieces and nephews, as well as many friends. Edith Merle Davis was born October 1, 1915 in the Woodworth Municipality near Virden, MB. She was adopted by Claracy and Alexander Frith shortly after she was born. She resided in Carievale from 1934 to 1960, Weyburn from 1960 to 1972, Victoria from 1972 to 1985, then moved to Winnipeg until 1998 when she moved back to Saskatchewan. Edith enjoyed the farm, especially at harvest time. She loved to travel and spend time with her family. While living in Weyburn she was employed at the nursing home, and she also babysat for many families while the parents were on vacation. She enjoyed knitting, cooking, making petit point pictures and needle point. A graveside service will be held Friday, November 3 at 2:00 p.m. from Hillcrest Cemetery, Weyburn, with her nephew, Alex Frith, officiating. Following the interment, lunch will be held at the Lucky Goose Lodge, Weyburn, for family and friends.

COOPER - Edward William , late of Weyburn, passed away on August 6, 2010 at the age of 78 years. He was predeceased by his parents, William and Bernice Cooper, one sister, Joyce Catherwood. He is survived by his wife, Eva Cooper, his children: Curtis (Christy) Cooper and family, Calvin, Brittany, Portia, Susan Cooper, Brenda (Kirby) Jaworski and family, Riley, Kristyn, Deb Soanes and family, Mackenzie (Curtis) Fraser [Reid, Tucker], Brady, Jackson, his brothers, Reg (Jane) Cooper, Keith (Loretta) Cooper along with numerous nieces, nephews and cousins. Edward devoted his life to farming. He was a board member for ten years of the Ceylon Credit Union, he also was a director of the United Grain Growers of Ceylon. Ed was a member of the Regina Elks Club and Royal Canadian Legion, Weyburn Branch #47. He was an avid curler and cribbage card player. He loved animals and enjoyed spending time with his pet dogs. He was a loving husband, father, and devoted grandfather who will be dearly missed by his family and friends. A funeral service for Edward William Cooper was held on Tuesday August 10 at 11:00 am from Zion Lutheran Church, Weyburn with Marj McLeod and Pastor Martin Olson, officiating. Interment followed at Ceylon Cemetery, Ceylon.

COOPER - James Fennimore "Fen" Cooper faded away on Friday, June 18, 2004 at the age of 94 years, in Weyburn General Hospital with his family, including daughter Carol Downton and sons Garry and Wayne, at his side. Born March 20, 1910, at Neepawa, MB, Fen was raised in Moose Jaw and, since age 9, in Weyburn. His boyhood days in Weyburn were much like those described so magically by W.O. Mitchell in his great Canadian novels, Jake and the Kid and Who Has Seen The Wind. The Cooper children: Fen, Ruth, Dorothy, Jean, Fern, Peggy and Arthur - were, however, raised in poverty and were orphaned young. The family was scattered, with some of the older sisters already away from home and working. They took in their younger sisters while Fen and Arthur stayed in Weyburn, cared for by the parents of their best friends, the Causier brothers, until they were able to get by on their own. "Social Safety Net" wasn't even a phrase in those days. Fen, and many like him, struggled by on the charity of others. It gave most people a charitable heart, and Fen, despite adversities, would never change his heart. A young T.C. (Tommy) Douglas - before going into the ministry and politics (a CCF Saskatchewan premier and national NDP leader) which would distinguish him as a great Canadian - taught Fen how to box so he could earn some money in prizefights. It was just another phase in his formal education in the School of Hard Knocks, for just as he reached manhood the Great Depression hit in a one-two punch with the drought years that were called on the Prairies, the Dirty Thirties. There was no work anywhere. Fen got on the government's Relief Camp project at Cypress Hills Provincial Park where dams, roads and campsites were carved out by men with picks, shovels, wheelbarrows and oceans of sweat. He jumped freight trains headed east in search of work as far as the Maritimes and back, but with little success. A great admirer of T.C. Douglas and his political movement, Fen remained a staunch CCF/NDP supporter all his life, which was forged out of the desperate early years of the Saskatchewan Prairies. Back home, Fen eked out a living, finding work as a house painter. He and his best friend, Tom Causier, meantime, courted and married Weyburn Plains sisters Anabelle and Ellen, daughters of pioneer farmers Robert and Emma Louise Stewart, who took out their homestead in 1902 where grandson Dean and Nona Stewart still reside. Just as the drought broke and Fen and Ellen were getting established with their family of three, WWII broke out. Though he was over 30 and a family man, his sense of duty and a taste for adventure called him into service. He convinced Ellen that he'd enlist with the Royal Canadian Engineers, who were unarmed and built bridges. Too late did Ellen learn that this did not mean that the enemy would not shoot at or drop artillery shells on her husband. Fen had neglected to mention, as well, anything about the deadly business assigned to the engineers corps of clearing away land mines and floating Bailey bridges behind enemy lines, often far in advance of the Canadian infantry. Fen had gone overseas on the Queen Mary, but returned after the war on the hospital ship, Lady Nelson, with a shrapnel-wounded knee. For years after WWII, Fen would tell us kids war stories, but mostly only the lighter side of his experiences. Garry and Wayne took their dad to Holland in 1995 for the V-E Day 50th Anniversary celebrations. Dad was one of the honored "liberators" of Holland. We toured many of the cemeteries of fallen Canadian servicemen, cemeteries that are immaculately cared for by the school children of Holland, lest they forget. We visited a battle location near Bergen Op Zoom. It was there, Dad told us, that nine of his 8th Cdn., Fd. Sqn., R.C.E., comrades were killed in one day's operation of clearing a minefield laid by the retreating enemy forces. A buddy's leg had been blown off and Dad carried him up a sand hill to safety, only to be told that he'd carried a dead man. It was a war story that Dad had kept to himself for more than 50 years and we were all in tears with the recollection. Fen was a proud and active member of the Weyburn Legion #47, was a past president and until his arthritic knees prevented him in the last few years, never missed a Remembrance Day service. Soon after coming home from the war, Fen opened his Cooper & Co. paint shop on Second Street, located a half-block north of the present-day Weyburn Square. Ellen worked in the paint shop while Fen and his crew did contracting work. They sold the business when both reached retirement age in 1975. Ellen passed away two years later at age 67. Dad was a man of few words; of handshakes, not hugs. Though unstated, his lifestyle was impressed loud and clear on us through his actions: Duty, Honour, Fair Play, Honesty, Integrity, Courage in the face of adversity. He was a man of the Tommy Douglas mold, as were his comrades in arms and in his beloved Weyburn Legion. God speed to the Utopia he dreamed for in this world. Fen is survived by daughter Carol Downton of St. Albert, AB; sons: Garry (Donna) of Calahoo, AB, and Wayne (Flo) of Bloomfield, ON; six grandchildren, 11 great grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his wife Ellen (Stewart); parents; one brother Arthur; five sisters: Dorothy, Ruth, Jean, Fern and Peggy. A memorial service was held on Tuesday, June 22, at 2:00 from the Fletcher Funeral Chapel with Rev. John Ferrier officiating. The Royal Canadian Legion was the Honor Guard and honorary pallbearers. Interment followed in Hillcrest Cemetery.

COTTINGHAM - Elbert Allen 'Shorty'. On Saturday, June 14, 2003, Elbert Allen Cottingham, passed away at Crocus Plains Villa, Weyburn, at the age of 90 years. Predeceased by his parents, Ross and Agnes Cottingham; first wife, Vivan Cottingham; son, Rodney Cottingham; daughter, Joylene (Chapman) McNally; brother, Robert and sister, Bertine Nicholas. Shorty is survived by his wife, Olive Cottingham of Weyburn; son, Stuart (Eileena) Cottingham of Parksville, BC and daughter, Lorraine (Don) Debusschere of Stoughton; nine grandchildren; five great granddaughters and three great grandsons; one brother, Monte (Bernice) Cottingham of Milestone; several nieces and nephews; step-children: Garry (Myrna) Lane of Shilo, MB, Terry (Karen) Lane of Edson, AB and Don (Audrey) Lane of Philadelphia, USA and families. Shorty was born on March 4, 1913 at Milestone, and grew up in the Milestone area. He farmed in the Milestone, Ernfold and Arcola area. He was the Imperial Oil bulk fuel agent at Arcola, then worked at Nickle Lake and the Weyburn Golf Club. He was a member of the Independent Order of Odd Fellows and had a life time membership at the Weyburn Golf Club. Short loved to fish, golf and he curled for over 72 years. He wrote many short stories in later years and also liked to play cards. Shorty believed in and lived " The Golden Rule". Funeral service was held Tuesday, June 17, at 11:00 a.m. from Grace United Church, Weyburn with Gary W. Goran officiating minister. Interment followed at the Regina Memorial Gardens, Regina. Pallbearers were grandsons: Roger Chapman, Jason Chapman, Eldon Cottingham, Ernie Cottingham, Brent Cottingham and Mark Debusschere. The Odd Fellows were the honorary pallbearers.

COTTINGHAM - Olive Jean (nee Pettit) Lane Cottingham passed away at The Weyburn Special Care Home on January 25, 2012 at the age of 101 years. Olive was born September 13, 1910 in Weyburn to Louis and Pearl Pettit. She is survived by her three sons, Gary (Myrna) Lane of Shilo, MB, Terry (Karen) Lane of Edson, AB, and Don (Audrey) Lane of Bangor, PA; grandchildren, Steven (Lorelei), Cherlyn (Jim) Brereton, Erin (Leroy) Brown, Robert (Lisa), Allan (Gail), and Brian; nine great grandchildren; sister-in-law Bernice Cottingham; stepchildren Eileena Cottingham, Lorraine (Don) Debusschere, and their families. Mother was left alone to care for her three sons. She belonged to Grace United Church, and very seldom would she miss a Sunday sermon. She and the boys would walk from the South hill no matter what the weather. Mother just loved to dance and somehow she managed to take in the odd country dance at McTaggart and brought along the boys. During her years in the workforce she worked at Grace McKee insurance, Weyburn Credit Union, Weyburn Co-op office, and the Co-op Lumber Yard. She retired in 1975. In 1988, Shorty called (he needed a cribbage partner), and they were married a year later. They spent the next 14 years together playing cribbage, camping, fishing, and travelling to visit family. She was a member of the Eastern Star, the United Church UCW and the Weyburn Special Care Home Auxillary. Mother was predeceased by her husband Elbert (Shorty) Cottingham; her mother and father Pearl and Louis Pettit; brothers, Edgar and Arthur; sisters Della Johnstone and Elva (Andrews); sister-in-law Hellen; brothers-in-law Ormand Johnstone, Preston Andrews, and Montie Cottingham; nephews Robert and Douglas Pettit and Brian Andrews; and step children Rodney and Stuart Cottingham and Joylene Chapman. A special thank you to all the staff at the Weyburn Special Care Home who made Olive’s life a little bit better. At her request she has been cremated; a service and interment will be held later this year at Hillcrest Cemetery.

COURT - Joseph Chester Court passed away peacefully on December 10, 2003 at Souris Valley Special Care Home in Weyburn. Joe is predeceased by his wife Lois; brothers, Albert and Stanley; and sister, Edna Hill. Joe is survived by two sons: Doug (Audrey) Court and their children: Jason and Cara; Don (Judy) Court and their children: Stephanie and Steven; one daughter, Sharon (Russ) Leguee and their children: Sarah, Jake and Amber; two great grandchildren: Braylin and Emily; one sister, Marie (Dave) Matin. Joe was born on Dec. 25, 1915 in Wapella. He graduated with his grade 12 in Wapella. Joe worked on farms out of high school, honing his mechanical skills. He also worked at the John Deere dealership in Wapella for a time. He enlisted in the army for service in WWII, Sept. 14, 1939 and was discharged Oct. 26, 1945. He rose to rank of W.O.II #18 L.A.D.R.C.E.M.E. He was wounded while overseas and when he came back to a hospital in Regina, he met Lois Armstrong whom he married on June 21, 1947 in Chinook, Montana. Joe worked in various auto dealerships in Assiniboia and Davidson until 1954 when they moved to Weyburn. He opened a North Star service station with his brother Stan on the northeast corner of Souris and Government Road, Weyburn (present location of Scotiabank). They operated it until 1963 when they moved to Four Corners Texaco (where the 7-11 is now located). In 1969 he was offered a vocational teaching position at the new Weyburn Comprehensive School, which he accepted. He went to Saskatoon and attended university with son Doug, who was also in university and after a one year teaching certificate program, taught for 11 years and then retired at age 67. Joe loved to golf, so when he retired, he golfed every day that he could. He also loved to dance and even tried some landscape sketching. In his retirement, Lois was not well and he was a very devoted husband and he took very good care of her until she died April 11, 1998. Joe was a lifetime member of the Royal Canadian Legion, the Kinsmen and K40 Clubs and a long time volunteer of the Heart and Stroke Fund of Saskatchewan. He was also a member of the Oddfellows Lodge. Joe was a very kind man and never said a bad thing about anybody. Everyone who knew him, loved him, and we will dearly miss him. The memorial service was held Sat., Dec. 13 at Grace United Church, Weyburn, with Gary W. Goran officiating. Honorary pallbearers: the Weyburn Legion. The interment will be at a later date. The UCW put on a lunch in Grace Hall following the service.

COVERT - Edyth June (nee Haagenson) Covert was born in Regina on June 14, 1926 to Albert and Margaret Haagenson. At the tender age of four her mother passed away and Edyth and her sister Mert were raised by their father and grandparents. She was raised and received her schooling at Worcester until grade eight when she moved to Weyburn to work. On the 17th of July, 1946 Edyth married Lloyd Covert at the Lutheran Church in Plentywood, Montana. They were married for 57 years. During those years Edyth worked as a cashier at Safeway and her and Lloyd built and operated Lloyd’s Service. In later years Edyth worked at the Saan Store as well as the laundry at the nursing home. Edyth was an active member of her church and frequently helped with teas and bake sales. She was also a long time member of the Royal Purple. In her spare time Edyth took up bowling and thoroughly enjoyed it. Later she tried her hand at curling but felt she was not very good at it. Edyth loved spending time at White Bear Lake while her girls were growing up. She would spend her days knitting, playing cards and visiting friends. Edyth also loved to travel. She also had a passion for gardening and last year when she was having trouble finishing it her neighbor, Elsie Postey pitched in and got the job done. Elsie was always there to lend a helping hand. Edyth eagerly looked forward to family gatherings and was sad when she could not attend the last gathering. Her grandchildren and great grandchildren held a special place in her heart and she looked forward with anticipation to their visits or phone calls. Her dog, Coco was very special to her and was treated more like a child. She would worry constantly about Coco when she was in the hospital and her face lit up when Coco would come to visit. Edyth is survived by her two daughters, Judy Cooper of Saskatoon, and her children, Gary (Barb) Cooper and their children, Krystal, Kim, Mike and his son, Noah, Chris Cooper (Sandy) and children, Nick, Hyde, Michelle and her son, Damien, Sherry (Scott) Cooper and son, Joey; Charlene (Marence) Pierce of Weyburn, and their children, Worthy (Jamie), Terry (Sarah) and their daughters, Jayla and Hanna, Kari Pierce (Dustin); sister, Mert Ziprick; nephews and nieces, Garry (Kathie) Weiss, Carole (Gayle) Miller, Stanley Young, Faye Young and Nina (Dennis) Morley; special constant companion, Coco as well as special friends, Elsie Postey and Doris Wheeler. A Memorial Service for Edyth was held Friday, June 17, 2011 at 2:00 p.m. from Fletcher Funeral Chapel, Weyburn, with Reverend John Ferrier officiating. Interment followed at Hillcrest Cemetery, Weyburn.

COVERT - Isabelle 'Belle' (nee Morgan). On Thursday, July 20, 2000, Isabelle (Belle) Covert, passed away at the Weyburn Special Care Home, at the age of 89 years. Predeceased by her husband, Leon Covert; her parents: James and Mary Ann Morgan; a brother, Philip Morgan; a sister, Carrie Morgan; and a sister-in-law, Frances Young. Belle is survived by her sisters: Phyllis Douglas of Weyburn; Laura Paxman of Weyburn; Alice Bristow of Victoria, BC; Ida Jasper of Kelowna, BC; Ethel Lawrence of Weyburn; and Frances (Bill) Wylie of Toronto; brother, Bill Morgan of Toronto; brothers-in-law: Keith Covert of Weyburn; Lloyd (Edith) Covert of Weyburn; Ennis Faulkes of Weyburn; and Geneviene Johnson of Saskatoon; and several nieces and nephews. Belle was born July 6, 1911 at Maxim, SK and attended school at the Little Butte School. She married Leon Covert in 1933. They lived in Colgate where Leon operated a barber shop and drug store. Both of them enjoyed singing in the choir and many dances and outings where Leon played the banjo. They moved to Weyburn in 1944, where Leon continued to operated a barber shop. Belle and Leon lived in their home on 10th Street until moving to Bison Manor. Leon passed away in 1985 and Belle continued to reside in Bison Manor until moving to the Weyburn Special Care Home in February of 1999. Belle was a lifetime member of the Royal Canadian Legion and treasured her Legion pin for her 40 years of service. Funeral service was held Tuesday, July 25 at 2:00 p.m. from Fletcher Funeral Chapel, Weyburn, with Marilyn Anderson Corkum officiating minister. Interment followed in Hillcrest Cemetery, Weyburn. Pallbearers were: Ken, Brett, Scott, Greg and Kim Paxman; and Juanita Lequyere.

COVERT - Keith Covert, late of Weyburn, passed away on Tuesday, June 8, 2004 at the Weyburn General Hospital at the age of 87. Family left to cherish his memory are daughter, Carole (Gayl) Miller of Weyburn; grandsons Richard of Coquitlam, BC and Trevor of Surrey, BC; brothers and sisters-in-law: Eydth Covert of Weyburn, Enid Bland of Calgary, AB, Ev Sim of Fort St. John, BC, David (Elsie) Walkeden of Alliston, ON, Les (Joan) Walkeden of Calgary, AB and Eileen Walkeden of Tribune as well as many nieces and nephews. Keith was predeceased by his parents Charles and Julia Covert, his wife Ellen in June 1975, brothers Leon and Lloyd Covert, sisters: Ennis Foulkes, Frances Young and Genevieve Johnson. Keith was born on October 14, 1916 in Prince Edward County, Ontario. In 1928 at the age of 12, he moved to Tribune with his family where he attended school. On October 23, 1928 Keith was married to Mary Ellen Walkeden of the Tribune District and they took up residence in Ratcliffe where he managed the Tribune Grain Gowers Association store. In 1945 Keith, Ellen and Carole moved to Weyburn where he worked at the old Weyburn Co-op Store and as a mechanic and car salesman for about 20 years. Keith and his brother Lloyd formed a partnership in 1965 at which time they built and owned Covert's Car Sales and Service. They later had the American Motors dealership. Keith also worked at the Pre-Fab Division of North American Lumber and as a custodian at Haig School after Ellen's death. Keith, appropriately nicknamed "Casey", was an avid baseball player and curler. He played with the Weyburn Beavers from 1945 until 1961 being the first recipient of the Southern Baseball Leagues Most Valuable Player award in 1953. In August of 1988, Keith was inducted into the Saskatchewan Baseball Hall of Fame and was also honored to be named to the Soo Line Wall of Fame in 1992. A graveside service was held on Saturday, June 12 at 2:00 p.m. at the Hillcrest Cemetery, Weyburn with Rev. Hazel Arbon officiating. Lunch followed at the Royal Canadian Legion, Vimy Room.

COVERT - Lloyd Charles Covert was born on August 8, 1921 in Demorestville, ON, the youngest of six children. Lloyd received his Grade 8 education. In the late 30's Lloyd moved from Tribune to Weyburn and has lived here ever since. On July 7, 1946 he married Edyth Haagenson in the Lutheran Church, Plentywood, Montana. They raised a family of two daughters. Over the years Lloyd worked at a number of jobs in the Tribune District. Later he worked at the Weyburn Mental Hospital and Weyburn Ford Motors as a mechanic. He owned and operated his own business, Lloyd's Service, which was his pride and joy. He sold it and later built Covert's Car Sales & Service with his brother Keith, running it until 1976. Lloyd enjoyed mechanical work such as working on cars, carpenter work, fixing and repairing things around home, sports, family life and his many friends. He also enjoyed coin collecting and travelling. Lloyd and Edyth went on quite a few trips, bus trips to California, Nashville, Branson in the U.S. and to Fort St. John's, Ontario and Edmonton. He always enjoyed a good laugh and teased who he could. Lloyd passed away on October 24, 2003 at the age of 82. He was predeceased by his parents, Charles & Julia Covert; grandson, Larry Lloyd Cooper; son-in-law, Fred Cooper; brother, Leon Covert; three sisters: Ennis Foulkes, Frances Young and Gen Johnson. Lloyd is survived by his wife of 57 years, Edyth of Weyburn; two daughters: Judy Cooper of Grandora and Charlene (Marence) Pierce of Weyburn; grandchildren: Garry, Chris and Sherry Cooper; Worthy, Terry (Sarah) and Kari Pierce; two great grandchildren: Joey and Krystal Cooper; one brother, Keith Covert of Weyburn; one sister-in-law, Myrtle Ziperick of Weyburn as well as nieces and nephews. A memorial service was held on Thursday, October 30 at 3:00 p.m. from Fletcher Funeral Chapel with Rev. John Ferrier officiating. Interment followed at Hillcrest Cemetery.

COX - John Timothy (December 19, 1921 - July 22, 2009). It is with deepest love and fondest memories we announce the passing of John at the age of 87 following a valiant battle with cancer. John was predeceased by his son Tom, parents, Hugh and Alice Cox; brother Jim, sister Helen Anderson, grandson, Jayson Shupe, brothers-in-law, Clyde Owen, Orville, Collins, Allen Anderson and Del Williams, father and mother-in-law, Chris and Elizabeth Jensen, sisters-in-law and brother-in-law, Mary Jensen and Walter and Vida Jensen. John will be remembered by his loving wife of 60 years, Dorothy (Jensen) and children, grandchildren, step grandchildren and great grandchildren: Glenda (Guy) Shupe- Tana (Dan) Cugnet and David, Weyburn; Alice (Wayne) Bell, Kimberley, BC- Tami (Dan) Carlson, Kyla and Lukas, Todd (Chelse) Bell, Jordan, Tanner and Morganne; Cathy (Alan) Flemmer, Calgary, AB- David (Rachelle) Flemmer, Garet and Kavin, Amanda (David) Byron and Ben; Shella Cox-Jerome (Randy) and Alyssa, Amy, Jonathan and Emily; Brenda Lizuck, Weyburn -Terri Lynn Schmidt, Brandon and Alyssa and Jamie (Shannon) Geiger and Karston; sisters Marie Swank (Peoria, Ill), Cay Owen (Moline, Ill), and Dorothy Williams (Weyburn), sisters-in-law: Marg Cox and Grace Jensen (Weyburn), many nieces and nephews. John was born in Laura, Illinois December 19, 1921. The beginning of John's life involved years of moving between Saskatchewan and Illinois. His life was fraught with many trying times: the Depression of the '30's, the trials of farming amidst crop failures, the great dust storms and financial hardship; the War years. He proudly served in the American army, where he became a squad leader and later distinguished himself with the army engineers, receiving a Recommendation for the Bronze Star. John enjoyed many passions in his life, his family topping the list. We've all been blessed with countless hours of 'story telling', the weaving of colourful, rich tales from his past. He was a lover of baseball and cars (the Model A Ford being his favourite). An accomplished farmer, he and Dorothy spent 30 years on the home farm at Halbrite. They were two of the most beautiful dancers to grace the floor. His rich baritone was uniquely recognizable and loved in the Church choir and in the Variations singing group. Through his interests in community, golf and 'coffee row', and his service in the Legion and Knights of Columbus, he cultivated many treasured friendships. John will be lovingly missed by his family and his friends. Prayers were said Friday, July 24th, at 7:00 p.m. at St. Vincent de Paul Roman Catholic Church, Weyburn. The Funeral Mass was held Saturday, July 25th, 2009 at 11:00 a.m. from St. Vincent de Paul Roman Catholic Church, Weyburn with Father Gerry Bauche, Officiating. Interment followed in Hillcrest Cemetery, Weyburn. The Active Pall Bearers were: Tana Cugnet, Dan Cugnet, Tami Carlson, David Flemmer, Todd Bell, Jamie Geiger.

COX - Thomas John. On Tuesday, May 2, 2000, Thomas "Tom" John Cox, late of Weyburn, passed away at the age of 43 years. Predeceased by his grandparents, Alice and Hugh Cox, and Elizabeth and Chris Jensen; one nephew, Jayson Shupe; uncles and aunt, Jim Cox and Walter and Vida Jensen. Tom is survived by his loving wife of 17 years, Brenda of Weyburn; children: Shella Jerome of Nanaimo; Terry-Lynne (Jeff) Schmidt of Kelowna; Jamie (Shannon) Geiger of Weyburn; grandchildren: Brandon and Alyssa Schmidt and Alyssa Jerome; his parents: John and Dorothy Cox of Weyburn; mother-in-law, Norma Lizuck of Weyburn; three sisters: Glenda (Guy) Shupe of Weyburn; Alice (Wayne) Bell of Kimberly, Cathy (Al) Flemmer of Calgary; four sisters-in-law: Cheryl (Dave) Rommann, Debbie (Gord) Busch, both of Weyburn, Donna (Bob Spriggs) Lizuck of Regina, Laurie (Kelly) Hilkewich of Weyburn; brother-in-law, Doug (Lynn) Lizuck of Libya; nieces and nephews: Jeff Heisler, Todd and Tara Busch, Kris, Kelly and Jesse Lizuck, Kurt Elmer, Carter and Alexandra Hilkewich, Tami and Todd Bell, Tana Shupe, Amanda and David (Rachelle) Flemmer; as well as numerous aunts, uncles and cousins. Thomas John Cox was born August 23, 1957 at Midale. He grew up on the farm in Halbrite and received his education at Halbrite, Midale and Weyburn Comprehensive Schools. After a short time in Calgary, he returned to Weyburn where he began a 21-year career with the City of Weyburn. Tom was a volunteer fireman and enjoyed baseball, softball, golf, walking, woodworking, gardening and music. Tom lived his whole life in Weyburn and area and was a very well respected member of the community. Prayers were said Thursday, May 4 at 7:00 p.m. from St. Vincent de Paul Roman Catholic Church, Weyburn. Funeral service was held Friday, May 5 at 10:00 a.m. from St. Vincent de Paul Roman Catholic Church, Weyburn, with Father Francis Hengen Celebrant and Rev. John Ferrier Officiant. Interment followed at Hillcrest Cemetery, Weyburn. Honorary pallbearers were Tom's city co-workers. The active pallbearers were: Guy Shupe, Wayne Bell, Al Flemmer, Gord Busch, Dave Rommann and Kelly Hilkewich.

CRAIG - Bessie Ellen May (nee Smith) passed away peacefully at Souris Valley Extended Care Hospital, Weyburn, Tuesday, August 24, 1999 at the age of 91 years, beloved wife of the late Earl Craig. Bessie leaves to cherish her memory, her four daughters: Dorothy (Dorland) Tindall of Weyburn; Edna Hemphill of Weyburn; Margaret Uytterhagen of Weyburn; and Eileen Garling of Estevan; and her one son, Bob (Marlene) Craig of Midale. Bessie also leaves to cherish in her memory 22 grandchildren; 41 great grandchildren; ten great great grandchildren; one sister, Edna Ames of Calgary; as well as numerous nieces and nephews. Bessie Ellen May Craig was predeceased by her parents, her husband, Earl Craig; three brothers: Harry Smith, Bryon Smith, and Sydney Smith; and one sister, Doris Middleton. The former Bessie Ellen May Smith was born July 10, 1908 in Winnipeg, MB, the first of six children born to Amos and Julie (Daniels) Smith. She spent her early years in Manitoba and when her father did not return home from the war, her mother made the decision to move her young family to Wainwright, AB. Grandma grew up in the Anglican Church and enjoyed attending church with her mother and siblings. She also took piano lessons as a child with her mother's insistence. In her teenage years she did sewing and hairdressing for the ladies in the community for extra money. In the 1920's she boarded the train to Saskatchewan and it was at this time that she met her future husband, Earl Craig. She and Earl were married on July 27, 1928 in Weyburn. They were blessed with four daughters and one son. Bessie enjoyed taking her children to White Rock School for church services and took great happiness in singing hymns while cooking and baking in the kitchen on the farm. Together they farmed in Midale and upon retirement in 1966, they moved to Weyburn. Bessie enjoyed cooking, baking, crocheting, sewing in her younger years and washing and meticulously ironing her dresses. She took great pride in her appearance and always enjoyed going shopping for new dresses. She also loved to play bingo and loved to go 'bingoing' with her daughters or any of the grandchildren. In 1988 Bessie moved from her suite into a condo after she fell and broke her hip. In 1995 she moved to Parkway Lodge and in 1998 took up residence at Souris Valley Extended Care Hospital. Bessie enjoyed the company of all of the nurses on 2B and considered each of them a part of her extended family. She always commented on the good care she received. Bessie loved to be around her family and grandchildren who were very dear to her, she always remarked on the large number of grandchildren that she had and was proud of all of them. She was very proud of the fact that the Craig legacy would continue with the birth of her great grandson Denzel Craig in March 1999. Grandma, you will be missed - We Love You. Funeral service was held Saturday, August 28, 1999 at 6:00 p.m. from Fletcher Funeral Chapel, Weyburn, with Pastor Larry Rempel officiating. Interment followed in Green Acres Memorial Gardens, Weyburn. Active pallbearers were her grandsons: Brad Tindall, Ron Carlson, Jim Garling, Kiley Craig, Troy Craig and Jim Hubbs.

CRANE - Alicia Crane (nee Thompson) passed away peacefully in her farm home the evening of February 12, 1999. She was the daughter of George and Margaret Thompson (nee McClement) who farmed five miles south and five miles west of Lampman. She and her only sister, Harriett Jean, attended the Mooney School, only half mile from their farm home. Getting a good education was of prime importance to her parents and Alicia graduated from the Estevan Collegiate at age 16 and from Moose Jaw Normal School at 17. Alicia's first teaching position was for two years at Fern School north of Gainsborough. She taught at Grand Bend School, five miles southeast of Weyburn for five and a half years, South Weyburn School for three years, and at Colfax and Inglewood School, north of Qu'Appelle, for several months. She married George C. Crane November 2, 1940 and they were married for 58 years. Their farm is five miles south and one mile west of Weyburn - "Crane's Corner." They raised four daughters, Karren, Darlene, Kelly and Cheryl, and were blessed with six grandchildren and seven great grandchildren. For all of her life Alicia loved learning and was an avid reader of magazines and newspapers. She was greatly interested in the political scene of the province, the country, and the world. She enjoyed radio and television news and broadcasts and could carry on a lively and knowledgeable conversation on a wide range of topics. First and always was Alicia's love of home and family. She loved the outdoors. Caring for farm animals or driving the grain truck in the field was more interesting to her than household chores. She transferred her love of horses to her daughters and they became central to our farm life. Animals were special to her. Even in her last months she had the deer and birds to watch and bring her joy. Alicia had a special interest in the South Weyburn community and their various activities. She was one of the people most determined to keep the S.W. schoolhouse as a community centre when so many others were being torn down or moved. Community people will remember going to Alicia's following the school dances on New Year's Eve and feasting on turkey and all the trimmings. It was and still is a special community. It was wonderful to see them all turnout to bid her farewell on February 16.

CRANE - Darlene. It is with great sadness that the family of Darlene Crane announce her passing in Saskatoon on November 3, 2012. Born on March 1st, 1943, Darlene was the second daughter of George and Alicia Crane. She, along with her three sisters, grew up on the Crane farm six miles south of Weyburn. She attended the local rural school, South Weyburn, until the end of grade eight, and she graduated from grade twelve in 1961 from the Weyburn Collegiate. Her years on the farm were filled with the love of horses, riding and caring for them, and farm chores. In 1964 Darlene graduated from the Regina General School of Nursing and then nursed two years at the Royal Jubilee Hospital in Victoria, BC. In 1966 she enrolled at the University of Saskatoon and completed a Bachelor of Science degree in nursing and a Bachelor of Arts. Following this she taught nursing at Stratford, Ontario before returning to the prairies and entering Public Health in Regina in 1975. After over thirty years of nursing, Darlene semi-retired in Saskatoon in 2000. Darlene enjoyed travel and made many wonderful memories traveling here and abroad but always found time to make it home to the family farm to ìhelp outî and keep in close touch with parents, sisters and an ever increasing number of nieces and nephews. For this her family is very grateful and we will miss her so much! We could always count on her to share all of our worries, especially in matters of health and heart, and to be there to share our joys. There is nothing like a sisterÖ.nor a wonderful aunt. Darlene was laid to rest November 9, 2012 beside her parents in Hillcrest Cemetery, Weyburn, SK after a brave, nine month struggle with cancer. She will be lovingly remembered by her three sisters, Karen Yulka of Saskatoon, SK, Kelly Crane of Weyburn, SK and Cheryl Crane (Claude Labonne) of Victoria, BC; one aunt, Edna Crane of Burnaby, BC. Deannie is also survived by six nieces and nephews: Shannon (Richard) Calvin, Maureen (Shawn) Joyce, Lee Yulka (Sue Perfect), Erin Yulka (Lars Hallstrom), Chad (Michelle) Crane and Matt (Kristen) Crane; eighteen grand nieces and nephews as well as many dear cousins and friends. The family would like to sincerely thank all of the doctors and nurses at the Palliative Care Unit at St. Pauls's Hospital in Saskatoon for the wonderfully compassionate care they gave Darlene in her final weeks.

CRANE - George. It is with great sadness that the family of George Crane announce his death in Weyburn, on July 21, 2012, at the age of 97. George was born to homesteading parents John and Belvia Crane on April 9, 1915. He was the third of eight children, all born in the same room in the family farmhouse located five miles south and one mile west of Weyburn on SE 30-7-14 W2. His brother, John, who died in infancy, and sister, Margaret, were older; Mac, Jean, Mary, Doris and Edna were younger. He was especially close to his brother, Mac, who was only 14 months younger, and who was his constant companion through all the joys and escapades of growing up on a prairie farm in the early decades of the last century. As the sons of the family, George and Mac were expected to help with the daily farming chores as soon as they were able: the start of George’s lifelong love affair with life on the farm. George attended South Weyburn School for eight years but the call of farming was strong. At the age of 13, he quit school and took up his life’s calling for good. His father, having verified that his son’s mind was made up, handed him the reins of an outfit of draft horses and let him go to it. Eighty-four years later, George was still living on the same farm where he was born (now a 110 year old heritage homestead), and still defining himself as a farmer. On November 2, 1940, George married Alicia Thompson in Regina. Alicia had been a teacher at South Weyburn School when romance blossomed. They were married for 59 years before Alicia’s death in 1999 and had four daughters: Karren, Darlene, Kelly and Cheryl. As a farmer, George no doubt hoped that at least one of his children would be a son to carry on the family farm. But he never let his girls feel that they had let him down by the fact of their gender, even if he did call us “Pete, Jimmy, Johnny, Joe” from time to time. And, in his later life, he often said how fortunate he was to have had daughters - perhaps because they increasingly doted on him as he became older, especially after Alicia passed away in 1999 and Kelly moved in with him in 2004. Besides, the male gender eventually became well-represented in the family through grandchildren and great grandchildren. Karren had four children (Shannon, Maureen, Lee, and Erin) and Kelly had two sons, Matt and Chad. It was a source of great satisfaction and enduring happiness to George and Alicia when Kelly and her boys ended up living on a farm just across the road from them, and grandson Chad Crane eventually took over the farm. George’s life revolved around his family, his life as a farmer, and his friends and neighbours. As a farmer, George often marvelled at the changes he witnessed during his long life. He loved recalling how he would walk in his bare feet in the furrows as his father plowed the sod, or how he and Mac would carry the lantern swinging between them as they went to the barn to do the evening chores. He drove big teams of draft horses in the fields and occasionally worked mule teams for a neighbour. He plowed, seeded, stooked, threshed, fixed fences, milked and herded cows. In the tough years of the “Dirty Thirties” he supplemented farm work by being employed to repair and maintain local roads, including Highway 35. He proudly remembered driving a team on dump wagons and road scrapers when he was still in his teens, pulling and piling big rocks that had been dug out of the hill just south of Weyburn. One winter as a young man he worked for a neighbor for $5 a month. In many years, the crops in RM 67 were so bad that the young men of the community, including George, would travel to find farm work wherever they could, “riding the rails” to get from place to place. In 1937, a particularly bad year when there was no crop at all, George and Mac went to Manitoba where they worked on farms all summer. George earned three freight cars of hay for his labour. Anything to help the family get by. As farming technology changed, George progressed from farming with draft horses, when it could take as many as 20 days to plow a 100 acre field, to using tractors that would take only hours to cover that amount of ground. But the tractors of the earlier days were rudimentary compared to the air-conditioned, GPS equipped behemoths of today. His daughters remember this man of the soil coming in from a long day spent cultivating looking like the soil itself - with two blue eyes peering out of a very dirt-blackened face. He would spend many hot summer days haying with a small orange Allis Chambers tractor equipped with only an old yellow sun umbrella to shield him from the sun’s heat. Yet, before he stepped back from active farming at the age of 85, he was riding his John Deere 4440 in air-conditioned comfort. He then progressed to riding a John Deere lawn-mower until he was 95, always doing as much as he could, for as long as he could, to make the farmstead look good. This included, when he was between the ages of 90-92, working with Kelly to plant 500 trees by hand. Fortunately, George was well-equipped for life on a mixed farm. Hard work from a young age, supplemented by avidly playing sports along with Mac in his youth (George was a first rate pitcher and a very good hockey player), made him strong and fit. His daughters remember seeing him carry two 8 gallon cans full of milk from his dairy cattle, one in each hand, with ease. His grandsons and great grandsons remember the firmness and strength of his grip as he taught them the proper way for men to shake hands, with just the right amount of force in the squeeze. Although he was, at heart, a rather shy man, George had many good friends and neighbors through the years and was a well-respected member of the South Weyburn community. He counted himself fortunate to have lived during a time when neighbourliness seems to have meant more than it means today. Farmers knew their neighbours for miles around and often depended on them for help, especially in an emergency. One of the stories George’s daughters most liked to hear was of the time in the late 1940’s when our nearest neighbors, the Monty and Mae Adolphe family, were facing a medical crisis. Their infant son Greg had the croup and they had to get him to Weyburn during a raging blizzard in the middle of the night. The only way to get through was with a team. They telephoned Dad and he rode along with them in the sleigh, getting out frequently to clear the snow out of the horses noses so they could continue through the blinding storm. They made it to town and Greg recovered. Just one example of the kinds of things rural neighbors would do for each other without a second thought. George extended his interest in farming and in serving his community through his involvement with the Weyburn Agricultural Society. He started working at the entrance gates of the Weyburn Fair in the 1930’s and later served on the Cattle Committee, eventually becoming its chairman before acting as the President of the Society from 1968 to 1970. He loved the fact that the society brought together farmers from all the various communities around Weyburn, promoting good fellowship and enabling them to get to know one another better through organizing and holding the annual fair. He was also active in keeping the South Weyburn School alive as a community centre and, although he never attended their meetings, he was a member of the Weyburn Masons for 65 years, paying his dues faithfully in order to support their good works. In later years his love of sports was continued through curling with close friends Murray McFadden and Elton Freeman, and watching baseball and hockey games on TV. Family was always the focal point of George’s life. He cherished his parents and sisters; he treasured his brother, Mac. One of the great tragedies of his life was the loss of Mac, an RCAF bombardier/navigator, in WWII. George paid tribute to Mac by never forgetting him, always talking about him, and making sure that his daughters and grandchildren grew up loving and respecting this man we had never met. An eight year old great grandson named Cooper Mac Crane shows that Mac’s sacrifice will continue to be remembered by another generation. After they were married, George and Alicia worked together to provide for and raise their growing family and to establish a successful farming enterprise. They took pride in their daughters and, believing strongly in the value of education, ensured that each one got a post-secondary education. George indulged his daughters’ interest in horses despite the fact that he, of course, ended up doing the lion’s share of the work involved, feeding multiple horses and ponies in the barn through the long winters and letting them have the run of the pasture as they got very long in the tooth and mostly abandoned by their riders. But then, George probably didn’t mind that too much; he always liked caring for livestock – horses, cattle, pigs or poultry – and he formed special bonds with the many dogs that were part of his life over the span of 97 years. The arrival of grandchildren and great grandchildren was a source of great satisfaction and joy to both George and Alicia. George delighted in children and always seemed to know just how to relate to them. They responded in kind and all his grandchildren have fond and indelible memories of times spent with granddad, whether it be attending the Weyburn fair with him or learning how to drive the truck during a back-road driving lesson. Naturally, George and Alicia were especially close to Kelly’s sons, Chad and Matt Crane, who lived just “across the road” and whom they helped raise. Dad was fond of referring to these boys as “a fine pair of fellas” or “the best hired men he ever had” and he knew he and Alicia were very lucky to have them around to enliven and enrich their daily lives. After Alicia died, George became even better at expressing his love for all his family and welcomed each new great grandchild as a blessing. He loved to hold them, walk with them, try to make them smile or laugh, and share his many stories with them. So, how do you sum up a man like George Crane? Good son and brother, loving husband, father, grandfather and great grandfather. Good friend and good neighbour. A well-loved man who loved his life on the farm, who loved the prairies, and who was mostly content with whatever life (and the weather) dealt him. To his family, he was our compass and centre. We have wonderful memories of an exceptional and dear man. We will never forget him. We are proud of him. George was predeceased by his wife, Alicia; his parents, John and Belvia Crane; two brothers, John and Mac; four sisters, Margaret, Jean, Mary, and Doris; son-in-law George Yulka; and many other loved in-laws. He is survived by one sister, Edna Crane of Burnaby, BC; four daughters: Karren Yulka and Darlene Crane, both of Saskatoon, Kelly Crane of Weyburn, and Cheryl Crane (Claude Labonne) of Victoria, BC; six grandchildren, Shannon (Richard) Colvin, Maureen (Shawn) Joyce, Lee Yulka (Sue Perfect), Erin Yulka (Lars Hallstrom), Chad (Michelle) Crane, and Matt (Kristin) Crane; 17 great grandchildren; as well as many dear nieces, nephews and cousins. A funeral service was held Friday, July 27 from Grace United Church, Weyburn with Reverend M. Barnabas officiating. Pallbearers were Lee Yulka, Matt Crane, Ryan Joyce, Chad Crane, Devon Joyce, and Garnet Johnston. Interment took place at Hillcrest Cemetery, Weyburn.

CROAL - Helen Gertrude (nee Bacon) Croal passed away January 29, 2005 at the Souris Valley Extended Care Center, Weyburn, at the age of 85 years. Helen was predeceased by her parents, John and Sarah Bacon; late husband Hugh Cameron Croal, four sisters Annamae at infancy, Ruth Bacon, Laura Walker, Jean Ledingham and one brother Philip. Helen is survived by her two sons Karon (Doris) Croal and Bruce (Elaine) Croal, three grandsons, Lonnie (Janet) Croal, Les Croal and Curtis (Rhonda) Croal; two granddaughters, Lori Croal (Ryan) and Carla (Mike) Fellner; seven great grandsons, Chris, Daniel, Sean, Quin, Riley, Chad and Chase; three great granddaughters, Jacey, Darby and Nicole; sister in law Maxine Bacon, as well as numerous nieces and nephews. Helen was born July 17, 1919, on S.E. 1/4 of Sec 6, Tp6, Rge 15, W2, Saskatchewan. Helen attended Atha School and later in life took geriatric aid training and graduated as a Geriatric Aide March 6, 1975. Helen also took and received her diploma in Reflexology in July 1, 1976. Helen lived with her family and worked out for other families until her marriage to Hugh Cameron Croal, August 8, 1940. Their marriage ceremony was held from Grace United Church, Weyburn, and they farmed together in the Colgate area. Helen also worked at the Weyburn Special Care Home, and Saskatchewan Hospital, later known as Souris Valley Extended Care Hospital. Helen was brought up in hard times and good times. Flowers, gardening, knitting, singing, and oil painting were hobbies she enjoyed. She always had a love for animals and singing. Helen was involved in the Colgate United Church, Colgate Community Club, Ladies Aid and enjoyed singing in the Grace United Church choir and with the Variations Singing group. Helen was a very caring and energetic person. She was very dedicated to family and friends and everything she set out to do. Helen really enjoyed the family gatherings, attending grandchildren's graduations and the great grandchildren's baptism. Funeral service was held Thursday, February 3, at 2:00 P.M. from Fletcher Funeral Chapel, Weyburn, with Reverend Hazel Arborn officiating. Interment followed at Green Acres Memorial Gardens, Weyburn.

CROSS - Joyce (nee Plummer) Cross passed away peacefully on February 14, 2012 at the age of 78 years. She is predeceased by her husband, Roy, infant son, Michael, parents, Robert and Bernadine Plummer, and brother, Terry Plummer. Joyce will be lovingly remembered by her sons, Blaine of Weyburn, Dave (Becky) of Spruce Grove, AB; daughter, Noreen (James) of Maple Ridge, BC, sister, Marilyn (Warner) Smith, Victoria, BC; sisters-in-law, Vi Hansen of Weyburn and Bonnie Cross of Yorkton; brother-in-law, Morris Polluck, Fillmore; granddaughters, Tianna and Alexandra, and numerous nieces, nephews, cousins and their families. Joyce was born on March 16, 1933 in Empress, AB. She loved sharing her time with her family and friends and was always there for anyone who needed a helping hand. Growing up in a teaching family and living in various communities around Weyburn including Colfax, Halbrite and Griffin inspired her to become a teacher. After completing Normal School in Moose Jaw, she began her teaching career in the early 1950s where she taught at schools in Garnet, where she was the last teacher in the one room school there, Fillmore, as well as at Elgin and Souris schools in Weyburn. Joyce married Roy Cross in 1957 in Griffin and moved into Weyburn . Upon having children, Joyce became a full-time mom and retired from teaching while Roy worked at Canada Wire and Cable. She was a devoted mother who was involved in everything her children did whether it be home and school president, softball coach, hockey and figure skating mom, band trip chaperone, youth group leader, United Church Sunday school coordinator, or speed swimming timer. Most importantly, she was always there to give her unconditional support and love. She eventually went back to part-time teaching and subbing in the Weyburn school division for many years. Her no-nonesense teaching style kept her quite popular with the teachers at the junior high and high school. In the early 1980s, she taught English to some very special Vietnamese students with whom she still kept in touch with until her passing. Joyce was the kind of person who liked to be busy whether it be tending to her garden and flowers, playing the piano for the church Sunday school, or at home while she was doing laundry. She had a great passion for curling. Joyce and Roy loved camping and never missed two weeks a summer down at White Bear and Kenosee. They also enjoyed a few trips to Danceland in Watrous where they shared their love of dancing together with their good friends. Because Joyce loved to spend time with people, she was heavily involved in various community organizations around Weyburn including Eastern Star, United Church, Canadian Cancer Society, the Communithon, the Curling Club executive as well as the school exhibits at the Weyburn Fair. She spent tireless hours helping out with these organizations and always with enthusiasm. She was someone you could always depend on to be there for you, and she handled any challenge she was given with grace. One of her favorite roles in life was being a grandparent. She dearly loved her granddaughters who always enjoyed their yearly camping trip to Kennosee with Grammy and Grandpa. Joyce will always be remembered for her devotion to her family, friends and community. Her ability to always look at the brightside will keep her star shining bright. A heartfelt thanks to all the staff in House #6 at Tatagwa View for their dignified care of mom. A Memorial Services will be held on Tuesday, February 21 at 2 p.m. from Grace United Church, Weyburn, SK with Reverend M. Barnabas officiating. Interment at Hillcrest Cemetery, Weyburn, SK.

CROSS - Lois Theresa Marie (nee Eddy). On Sunday, January 28, 2001, Lois Theresa Marie Cross, late of Weyburn, passed away at the Weyburn Special Care Home, at the age of 78 years. Predeceased by her father and mother, Charles and Shara Eddy; brother Leo; sister Cecilia; daughter Mary in infancy; her husband, Alvin Cross and son, Harvey. Lois is survived by three sons: Norm (Dianne) Cross of Weyburn, Curtis (Glenda) Cross of Griffin, and James (Beverly) Cross of Regina; six grandchildren; three brothers: Jimmy (Ellen) Eddy of Weyburn, Walton (Helen) Eddy of Weyburn, and Gregg (Myrtle) Eddy of Griffin; four sisters: Fern Wilson of Regina, Myrtle Franklin of Ponoka, AB, Veronica (Russell) Brock of McTaggart and Evelyn Erick of Calgary; as well as many nieces and nephews. Lois Theresa Marie Cross was born April 30, 1922 at Hoffer. She came from a large family and went through the hardships and good times of the old days. She attended school at Round Grove school and obtained her grade 8. She then went to Moose Jaw and stayed with her aunt Brigdet and got her grade 10. She then worked at the Banff Mineral Springs. On October 15, 1947 she married Alvin Cross from Griffin. They settled on the farm in Griffin where they raised four boys; she lost a daughter in infancy. Lois settled in to farm life, growing her garden and many plants, quilting, playing cards and she loved dancing. She also took care of the aged in her home. Lois volunteered at Souris Valley Extended Care Centre and was always willing to help where needed. As Alvin had seen active service they enjoyed attending all the South Saskatchewan Regiment reunions where they had a lot of friends. She made a pilgrimage to Our Lady of Lourdes, and at the age of 70 went on a trail ride from Roche Percee to Fort MacLeod. Lois lived at Griffin until 1972 at which time she moved to Weyburn. Lois was an active member of her church, belonging to the C.W.L., St. Mary's Altar Society, and sang with the 11 o'clock choir. She considered Muriel Bakken, Helen Kot and Gloria Kosior to be among her special friends. Lois always had a hug for whoever would take it. She will be lovingly remembered by all she knew and loved. Prayers were said Wednesday, January 31 at 7:30 p.m. The funeral mass was held Thursday, February 1 at 10:30 a.m. from St. Vincent de Paul Roman Catholic Church, Weyburn, with Father Francis Hengen celebrant. Interment followed in Griffin Cemetery. St. Mary's Altar Society and C.W.L. formed an Honor Guard. Active pallbearers were: Charles Eddy, Brian Bakken, Kevin Bakken, Colen Bakken, Marvin Eddy and Neil Eddy.

CROSS - Roy Norman. On Saturday, April 16, 2005, Roy Norman Cross, late of Weyburn, passed away at the age of 78 years. Predeceased by his mother and father, Lena and Norman Cross; infant son, Michael Cross; five brothers: Garnet, Alvin, Harold, Glen and Nelson Cross and two sisters: Bea Johnstone and Hazel Pollock. Roy is survived by his loving wife, Joyce Cross of Weyburn, and their children: Blaine Cross of Weyburn, David (Becky) Cross of Edmonton, AB, and Noreen Cross of Vancouver, BC; grandchildren: Tianna and Alexandra Barber-Cross; sisters: Vi Hanson and Reitta Tollefson; sisters-in-law: Bonnie Cross, Mona Cross and Marilyn (Warner) Smith; as well as numerous nieces, nephews, relatives and friends. Roy Norman Cross was born February 26, 1927 on a farm south of Creelman. He attended Ideal School, N.W. of Griffin and Griffin School. On July 31, 1957, Roy married Joyce (Plummer) at Griffin United Church with Rev. Burgess and Rev. Bouey officiating. They moved into a suite at 104-4th Ave. in Weyburn in August of 1957, then in 1961 moved to a suite at 325-2nd Street for three years, until the spring of 1964 when they moved into their home at 142 Birch Drive. Roy worked for Lawrence Henderson on his farm north of Griffin, a great place to work as he was able to go to Sports Days with the Griffin Cubs and return to finish his work. He began work at Canada Wire and Cable in March of 1957 and was there until his retirement 35 years later. Roy was on the board of Grace United Church where he served as usher, helped with communion preparation, and took his turn at helping to count the collection. He also took an active part in Cubs and Scouts, coached minor baseball and hockey teams, and was the equipment manager for minor hockey. He was also the goal judge for the Weyburn Red Wings for many years. He enjoyed working at the Legion bingos and helping to serve at their banquets. Roy was very interested in coin collecting especially when those brown nickels brought enough to buy their first lawn mower. He also enjoyed his baseball days and was very honored at being inducted into the Saskatchewan Baseball Hall of Fame with the rest of the Griffin Cubs baseball team. Golfing and the Farmer's Hockey League kept him busy as well as reading, gardening and going for walks. Joyce and Roy took their family on many summer camping trips as well as attended many Moose Jaw air shows. Traveling to Hawaii, Japan and Taiwan were very exciting for them, as were recent visits to Vancouver and Edmonton to visit family. Roy was a very friendly, outgoing, loving person who always had a nickname for everyone. He worked hard at everything he did and would lend a helping hand to anyone in need. A Service of Remembrance was held on Wednesday, April 20, at 2:00 p.m. from Grace United Church, Weyburn, with Gary W. Goran officiating minister. Interment followed in Hillcrest Cemetery, Weyburn. The Griffin Cubs baseball team were honorary pallbearers.

CRUMLY - Pat (nee Beahm). On Tuesday, July 17, 2001, Pat Crumly (nee Beahm) passed away at Weyburn Special Care Home at the age of 75 years. Predeceased by her parents: Ralph and Margaret Beahm; her husband, Charles in 1997; sisters: Emily Donahue and Kate Hocksteine; brothers: John, Joe and Willie Beahm. Pat is survived by her daughters: Elaine (Robert) Franko of Fruitvale, BC and Brenda (Lee) Rabaey of Moose Jaw; her grandchildren: Timothy and Tina Franko, Bonnie and Julien Rabaey; her brothers: Max (Elsie) Beahm of Penticton, BC, George Beahm of Hinton, AB, Frank (Iris) Beahm of Regina Beach, and Mike (Barbara) Beahm of Blueberry, BC; her sisters: Margaret Tatarkov of Nipawin, and Rose Bush of Vancouver, BC; sister-in-law, Marion Beahm, Estevan; as well as numerous nieces and nephews. Pat was born in the Claybank district on September 19, 1925. She married Charles Crumly at the Catholic church in Torquay on October 9, 1945. She worked as a secretary and enjoyed playing cards, knitting and doing puzzles. Pat belonged to St. Mary's Altar Society. Prayers were said Thursday, July 19 at 7:30 p.m. from Fletcher Funeral Chapel, Weyburn. The funeral mass was held Friday, July 20 at 10:30 a.m. from St. Vincent de Paul Roman Catholic Church, Weyburn, with Father Francis Hengen celebrant. Interment followed in Green Acres Memorial Gardens, Weyburn. All those in attendance were considered to be honorary pallbearers. The active pallbearers were: Robert Franko, Tim Franko, Lee Rabaey, Julien Rabaey, and Peter Zaharia. St. Mary's Altar Society also attended.

CUGNET - Clem 'Sonny'. On May 3, 2002, Clem Cugnet, retired longtime elevator agent of Weyburn, passed away peacefully at Foyer d'Youville, Gravelbourg at the age of 93 years. Clem was born in Ralph on Dec. 10, 1908, son of Clement and Mary Cugnet. He took his early education there and then was needed to help with work on the farm. He played a lot of hockey and baseball in those early years. In 1935, Clem married Christine Taylor in Crosby, North Dakota. He started work with the Sask. Wheat Pool in Ralph and the family later moved to Weyburn when Clem was transferred there. He retired in 1973, completing a 40 year career with the Wheat Pool. His other favorite past times were golfing, curling, hunting and Clem did a lot of fishing with his buddies. In 1998 he moved to Gravelbourg to live with his daughter and son-in-law, Linda and Craig Jamieson. He enjoyed getting to know and visiting people there. Going downtown for coffee each day was a special time for him. Due to declining health, Clem moved to the Foyer d'Youville in August 2001. He was very close to his family. Clem was a hard worker all his life, he loved to tinker and was very good at fixing things. He would do anything for his family. He will be dearly missed. He was predeceased by his parents, Clement and Mary, his beloved wife Christine, brother Frank and sisters Helen and Vickie. He will always be lovingly remembered by his four children: James "Jim" and Robert "Bob," both of Calgary, AB; Michael (Maria) of Surrey, BC; and Linda (Craig) Jamieson of Gravelbourg; 11 grandchildren; eight great grandchildren; two sisters Agnes and Mary, numerous nieces and nephews. In keeping with Clem's wishes, cremation has taken place. A graveside Memorial Service will be held at a later date in Weyburn.

CUGNET - Edward James. On Saturday, December 18, 1999, Edward James Cugnet, late of Weyburn, passed away accidentally at the age of 29 years. Predeceased by two grandfathers: Edward Cugnet and James A. Macleod; and by his uncle Fraser Macleod. Edward will be lovingly remembered by his parents, Jerry and Heather Cugnet of Weyburn; one brother, Bill Cugnet (Melissa and Josie Meyers) of Weyburn; and one sister, Sheila Cugnet (Levi Elanik) of Edmonton, AB; his two grandmothers: Mary Cugnet of Weyburn and Alice Macleod of Swift Current; one uncle Gary (Jan) Macleod of Medicine Hat, AB; one aunt, Myrna Campbell of Victoria, BC; special friends: Chris and Cory Rebrinsky of Stoughton; and Cory Hicks (Tara Keating) of Weyburn; as well as numerous great aunts, great uncles, cousins and friends. Ed was born March 25, 1970 at Weyburn. He attended Queen Elizabeth School, Junior High and Weyburn Comprehensive School, then on to the University of Saskatchewan in 1992 to 1993. Through his school years he enjoyed Karate, attaining a blue belt and swimming, getting his National Life Saving certificate and working as a life guard at the Weyburn Leisure Centre. Edward loved the outdoors, hunting, fishing and camping. He enjoyed some time at Pointer Lake Lodge. He also took part in the Boundry Commission Wagon Trek for two years. Edward's interests included art, drawing and carving. He enjoyed landscaping and yard work. He enjoyed family and friends and could often be found at the coffee shop visiting. He was currently residing at the family farm at Ralph. One of his greatest enjoyments was his Harley Davidson motorcycle, and he took part in the Sturgis bike rally and the local Independent Riders tours around the area. He worked in the oilfield and was currently employed with Bonus Well Servicing. Edward had a unique sense of humour and always saw the brighter side of life and enjoyed life to the fullest. He is deeply loved and sadly missed by Mom, Dad, Bill, Sheila, family and friends. A memorial service was held Wednesday, December 22 at 2:00 p.m. from Knox Presbyterian Church, Weyburn, with Rev. John Ferrier officiating. All those in attendance were considered to be honorary pallbearers.

CUGNET - Jerry Raymond. It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Jerry Raymond Cugnet at age 74 years. Predeceased by his parents Mary and Edward Cugnet, eldest son Edward James Cugnet, and in-laws Alice and Jock Macleod. Jerry will be lovingly remembered by his wife Heather Cugnet of Weyburn; his son Bill (Michelle) and son Walker of Weyburn; his daughter Sheila (George) Holbein and their children Braie, Porter and Keiran of Red Deer, AB; as well as aunts, cousins, nieces, and nephews. Jerry was born March 5, 1939 in Weyburn. He attended Ralph School and one year at Campion College, Regina. In the early years Jerry enjoyed many activities including, fishing, snowmobiling, coaching a ladies ball team ‘Soo Hotel Canadians’, volunteering for Mental Health which he received an award for and he spent many years and hours with the Weyburn Red Wings Hockey Club. Jerry worked at Canada Wire and Cable for a number of years and in 1968 took over the family farm to raise poultry and grain. Jerry also started a spray company, C&H Vegetation Control which he was active with until 2008 when health issues made it impossible for him to continue. He remained interested in both the farm and spraying activities. Jerry enjoyed family and friends and could often be found at the local coffee shop visiting. The memorial service was held July 9 at the Knox Presbyterian Church in Weyburn, with Rev. John Ferrier officiating. All in attendance were considered honourary pallbearers. Internment followed at the Hillcrest Cemetery for Jerry and his son Edward.

CUGNET - Lucien Auguste Cugnet husband of Mrs. Margaret Cugnet of Yorkton passed away peacefully on Wednesday December 4, 2002 at the Yorkton Regional Health Centre with his beloved wife, Margaret and his loving caregiver, Ross Hannant at his side. He was eighty-five years of age. Lucien was born January 4, 1917 on the family farm south of Weyburn. Lucien was the youngest child of Edmond and Therese (Delaye) Cugnet. His parents were born in France and came to Canada as teenagers. They met and married in Weyburn. Lucien was raised on the farm and attended a school nearby at Ralph, SK. During the depression, he and a friend rode the rails from Regina to Vancouver. They slept under the stars at what Lucien said was a chain of "Star" motels, and they knew what it was to ask for food. This experience had a profound influence on Lucien, and also was the beginning of a life long fascination with trains. Upon returning to Weyburn, Lucien worked with his brother at Ray's Radiator Shop, the first to be opened in Weyburn. In 1940, Lucien became the Minneopolis Moline dealer in Weyburn. Lucien enlisted in the Royal Canadian Navy in 1942. He was stationed in Halifax but was eventually discharged for medical reasons. Upon discharge, he moved to Yorkton in 1944 where he set up a Minneopolis Moline dealership. He worked long hours and was often the top salesman for the western region. He gave up the dealership in 1954 and moved to Hamilton and Toronto for the next seven years. While there, he established Dairy Mart of Canada, a soft ice cream/hamburger franchise. He set up fourteen outlets in Ontario, Manitoba and Saskatchewan and had plans to expand across Canada. However, poor health forced him to set aside his plans. In 1961, Lucien returned to Yorkton where he has resided ever since. He designed, built and managed Le Carrousel Apartments - so named because he claimed the project was like being on a "merry-go-round"! From 1970-78, Lucien taught an adult education Basic Job Readiness Training program. He also taught upholstery classes for several years. A community minded person, Lucien was involved in several organizations: the United Commercial Travelers, since 1944; Westview United Church Board, as chairman of the Property Committee; the City of Yorkton Municipal Heritage Advisory Sub-commission; and for 57 years, the Kinsmen and K-40 Clubs. He was an avid supporter and proud member of the Family of Kin. In the early fifties, he worked tirelessly at developing Kin Point at York Lake and setting up playgrounds in Yorkton. He was responsible for the Red Cross swimming program at York Lake and for hiring the lifeguard. It was here that he met Margaret who was one of the instructors. Lucien was actively involved in several conventions and events hosted by the local club. He loved the Annual Perogy Cup hockey tournament and was one of the coaches for the local K-40 team. He was President of the K-40 club for 3 years. In the early fifties, he owned and flew his own plane and was a member of the Yorkton Flying Club. Lucien loved sports: hockey, fishing and hunting were his passions. He participated in curling and bowling and coached girls' softball. Although he was not able to skate due to a childhood injury, he coached minor hockey and was always proud that two of his players were selected to play in the National Hockey League. He rarely missed a local hockey game and whenever possible would visit his favourite NHL team in Montreal. Lucien loved antiques and was a collector of anything old. His interest in cars, (mainly Studebakers) resulted in an inventory of over fifty cars. On December 15, 1962, Lucien married Margaret Harris of Saskatoon. During their marriage of nearly forty years, they enjoyed travelling to many parts of the world. This often gave Lucien the opportunity to speak French, his beloved first language. Lucien had a great love for Cuba. He was there when the revolution started in 1959 and subsequently made approximately fourteen visits there on his own and with Margaret. Lucien and Margaret shared an interest in the arts. Together they attended hundreds of performances in many countries. Lucien was creative and took art lessons for awhile but work commitments did not allow him to pursue this hobby. Lucien was a loving husband and a constant companion and supporter of Margaret in her many activities. Lucien was an entrepreneur with a strong work ethic and loved whatever he did. He could work almost non-stop and never seemed to tire. He was a people person and could strike up a conversation with anyone. He had a ready smile, a quick wit and a keen sense of humour. He liked a good time and was described as a "fun guy." One of his favourite places to relax was at his cabin at Waskesiu where he enjoyed happy days in his little "Le Petit Lac" boat and taught many to fish. He had strong commitments to his family and valued his time with them. The Cugnet family reunions every three years were special times, but sadly he will miss the one next summer, which will be the 100th anniversary of the original homestead. Although he was away for almost sixty years, Weyburn was always home to Lucien and his dearest wish was that he return there for his final resting place. Lucien was able to remain in his home until shortly before his death on Wednesday December 4, 2002 at the Yorkton Regional Health Centre. Margaret is forever grateful for the love, compassion and support of Dian and Pat Walsh and Ross Hannant. Lucien was predeceased by his parents, Edmond & Therese Cugnet; brothers, Edward, George and Raymond; a sister in infancy and two great nephews. Lucien leaves to celebrate his life, his wife, Margaret; son, Darryl (Pat) Cugnet of Winnipeg; grandchildren, Sherry Campbell of Edmonton and Jamie (Louise Coutu) Cugnet of Winnipeg; brother, Albert (Margaret) Cugnet of Halbrite, SK; sisters-in-law, Irene Cugnet, Mary Cugnet, Ruth Cugnet, all of Weyburn; brother-in-law and sister-in-law, Patrick and Dian Walsh of Saskatoon, many nieces, nephews, grand nieces and nephews, his special caregiver, Ross Hannant and many close friends. Lucien will be missed. Funeral Services were held on Tuesday December 10, 2002 at 2:00 pm from Westview United Church in Yorkton with Rev. Faye Greer officiating. Ross Hannant gave a tribute and words of remembrance. Pianist, Gloria Herauf and organist, Shani Apland with members of the Westview choir led the congregation in the singing of the hymns "Praise, My Soul, the God of Heaven""The Lord's My Shepherd" and "We Shall Go Out with Hope of Resurrection". Soloist, Jackie Washenfelder sang, "Wind Beneath My Wings" and "You'll Never Walk Alone". A graveside committal service was held on Wednesday December 11, 2002 at the Hillcrest Cemetery in Weyburn with Rev. Hazel Arbon officiating. The casketbearers for the funeral and committal service were Patrick Walsh, Henry Reis, John Walsh, Ross Hannant, Scott Kendal, Hugh MacGowan, Dick Cugnet, Bill Cugnet, Dan Cugnet and Gene Cugnet.

CUGNET - Mary (nee Tabish), late of Weyburn, passed away on Tuesday, March 18, 2008 at the age of 91 years. Mary was predeceased by her parents Vincent and Helen Tabish; her husband Edward Cugnet (1968); her grandson Edward James Cugnet (1999); two sisters, Nellie Liemen and Ester Tabish, two brothers, Mike Tabish and Vincent (Sandy) Tabish, brothers-in-law: Arnold Bernard, Ernie Briggs, Ed Luiemen, Ray Cugnet, Geo Cugnet, Lucien Cugnet. She leaves to mourn her son, Jerry (Heather) Cugnet, Weyburn; her grandson, William Cugnet, Weyburn, granddaughter, Sheila (George) Holbein, Red Deer, AB and great granddaughter Braie; her sisters, Rose Bernard and family, Victoria Briggs and family both of Burnaby, BC; sisters in law, Irene Cugnet, Weyburn, Margaret Cugnet, Weyburn, Margret Cugnet, Yorkton along with numerous nieces, nephews, sisters-in-law and family. Mary was born February 25, 1917 at Fox Valley. She took her grade one at Fox Valley. Mary learned Polish at home and was taught German in School. She went to Conley School in the R.M. of Weyburn. Mary Tabish married Edward Cugnet on July 6, 1938. Mary was a housewife who helped her husband with farming, hauling grain and they worked together in the poultry business. Mary enjoyed staying active by curling, bowling and playing cards such as cribbage and rummy. Her hobbies included crocheting, jig saw puzzles and gardening. Mary also enjoyed listening to old time music, playing shuffleboard and socializing over a cup of coffee at the Co-op. The Service of Remembrance for Mary was held on Saturday, February 28 at 2:00 p.m. from RD Family Funeral Chapel, Weyburn with Rev. John Ferrier officiating. All in Attendance were considered Honorary Pallbearers. Interment was held at Hillcrest Cemetery, Weyburn.

CUGNET - Raymond Anton. On Monday, Dec. 18, 2000, Raymond Anton Cugnet, late of Weyburn, passed away at the Weyburn General Hospital at the age of 86 years. Predeceased by his mother and father, Edmond and Theresa Cugnet; two brothers: Edward and George Cugnet; one sister in infancy; and father-in-law, Gerald Sherrow. Raymond will be lovingly remembered by his wife, Ruth Cugnet of Weyburn; and their four children: Judi (Dwight) Tisdale of Prince Albert and three step-grandchildren: Aaron, Denise and Bryan; Gene (Katherine) Cugnet of Weyburn and their children: Taymond, Nicolas, Nathan and Quinton; Audrey (Doug) Court of Weyburn and their children: Jason (Linda) and family: Kylie and Emily, Cara and her daughter, Braylin of Prince Albert; Kim (Pam) Cugnet of Calgary and their children: Jaimie, Mitch and Mark; two brothers: Albert (Margaret) Cugnet of Halbrite, and Lucien (Margaret) Cugnet of Yorkton; mother-in-law, Rosalie Sherrow of Weyburn; as well as numerous nieces and nephews. Raymond Anton Cugnet was born September 26, 1914 on the farm at Ralph. He attended school in Ralph, finishing his grade eight in 1928. At the age of 14, Raymond started working on the farm with his brothers and Dad. They picked and dug rocks on one hundred acres of prairie to prepare the land for breaking to be farmed. June 11, 1942, Raymond joined the army, taking basic training at Vernon, BC, with the Winnipeg Light Infantry and receiving his discharge in July, 1945. On October 19, 1945 he married Ruth Sherrow in Plentywood, Montana. Raymond and Ruth did a lot of traveling to different parts of Canada and throughout the United States, Cuba, Hawaii and the Bahamas. He loved gardening, liked ice fishing and even gambling. He enjoyed watching his grandchildren play ball and hockey, and spending time with family and friends. He liked his daily trips to the Co-op Cafeteria for coffee, where the "senators" met at the table to discuss the world situation. He enjoyed his flying trips around Weyburn with his neighbour and good friend, Don Goranson, and went every chance he could. Raymond served on many boards in Ralph and Weyburn in many various positions; the Grand Bend Rural Telephone company and the Wheat Pool at Ralph; was a director and board member of Weyburn Co-op for approximately 30 years and a board member of the Credit Union; and the Mineral Owners Protective Association with life long friend and colleague, Don Griffin. They traveled throughout Saskatchewan, helping land owners get their mineral rights back. He was one of the original members in getting Nickle Lake Regional Park started, and was involved in the building of the new Co-op grocery store. Ruth and Ray lived on the farm at Ralph for 33 years, then retired and moved to Weyburn, where they lived the remaining years. Some of the other events that were very important and memorable to Raymond, which he always talked about, even to the day he died: as 1929 was the start of the depression, Raymond earned money by working on the roads and trapping in the winter time; with his brother, George, they bought their first car, a Model T Ford for $85, in 1929, and always had wheels from then on; in 1933 he bought a 1917 McLaughlan for $25; in 1934 Ray and Clem Cugnet hitchhiked and rode the freights up to Peace River, AB to go gold mining and when they got there, everything was under 20 feet of water, so they returned back to Weyburn; in 1935 Ray and his brother George went to Los Angeles, Calif. for the winter in the McLaughlan, they left for the US with $49 and arrived eight days later with $17; they worked there for many months in their cousin's restaurants, then headed back in the spring of 1936 with over $100 each and a car of clothes; in 1939 Ray got a job driving a 60 Caterpillar and a five yard turnover scraper for the R.M. of Weyburn, digging dugouts for .25 an hour; during the summer he operated a Cat for A.M. Kelly, who was also digging dugouts at .50 an hour; in 1940 he drove Cat at Moose Jaw Airport, then moved to build highways at Dundurn; in the fall of 1940 Ray returned to work on the dam at Nickle Lake till freeze up; in 1941 he went back farming and after harvest, driving Cat on the Weyburn and Halbrite airports; he worked with his brother Lucien in Ray's Radiator Repair Shop, established in 1939. A memorial service was held Thursday, Dec. 21 at 2:00 p.m. from Fletcher Funeral Chapel, Weyburn, with Rev. John Ferrier officiating. Interment will be at a later date.

CUGNET - Ruth Audrey (nee Sherrow) Cugnet, late of Weyburn, passed away on Saturday, January 7, 2006 at the age of 84 years. Ruth was predeceased by her father, Gerald Sherrow; mother-in-law and father-in-law, Theresa and Edmond Cugnet; her husband, Raymond Cugnet in 2000; brothers-in-law, Albert, Edward, George, Lucien Cugnet and Robert Dorsch. Ruth will be lovingly remembered by her mother, Rosalie Sherrow, Weyburn; her four children: Judy (Dwight) Tisdale, Prince Albert, and stepchildren: Aaron Tisdale, Regina, Denise (Justin) and Jacob Bailey, Yellowknife, NWT, Bryan (Dawn Merchoff) Tisdale, Victoria, BC; Gene (Kathy) Cugnet, Weyburn and their children: Raymond, Pilot Butte, Nicolas, Nathan, Quinton, Weyburn; Audrey (Doug) Court, Las Vegas, NV and their children: Jason (Kathy) and family Alec and Kaylee Irvine, Weyburn, Emily Court, Moose Jaw; Cara Court and daughter, Braylin, Prince Albert; and Kim (Pam) Cugnet and their children: Jaimie, Mitch and Mark, Cochrane, AB; two brothers: Donald (Isabelle) Sherrow of Weyburn, Lyle (Marlene) Sherrow of Halbrite; five sisters: Margaret Cugnet of Weyburn, Edith Dorsch of Weyburn, Dorothy (Ed) Stalberg of Comox, BC, Phyllis (Ernie) Sonnenberg, Weyburn, and Gae (Harvey) Gall, Weyburn; sisters-in-law: Mary and Irene Cugnet, Weyburn, and Margaret Cugnet, Yorkton and her aunt, Doris Adder, Weyburn; as well as numerous nieces and nephews and a much loved extended family. Ruth Audrey Sherrow was born on July 17, 1921 in Halbrite. The second child of eight children, born to Gerald and Rosalie Sherrow. Ruth was raised on a farm at Halbrite, she helped her dad with the outside work and was his right hand man. Ruth took her schooling at Halbrite and then went to Teacher's College in Regina. After finishing her education, she taught for two years at Heiburg School, south of Lang. In her younger days, Ruth used to go to dances and parties at Halbrite. That is where she started dating a young man named Raymond who became the love of her life. She finished teaching in June of 1945, and they were married in October of that same year. They raised a family of four, two sons and two daughters. They farmed in the Ralph district, living on the farm that they bought from Raymond's parents. Ruth and Raymond bought a house in Weyburn in 1979 and retired from farming, so they said. That didn't stop Ruth from going out and helping with the gardening and cooking meals for the men in the field. Ruth was an amazing cook and baker, that's why we all look like we do. Ruth enjoyed going to bingo and playing cards. She was quite lucky at bingo. On Sundays she would cook supper and invite us in. After supper we would play cards, she was lucky at cards, too. For many years she participated in the Farmer's Market at Christmas time with her baking and her crochet work. Ruth was a very kind, generous, loving, and at times forgiving woman. I remember one time we were sitting in the kitchen at the farm, discussing paint color. I said, "Who painted those rooms upstairs, those colors are really ugly." She looked at me and said "I did". Oops! Well, I said, "They are really ugly". See how forgiving she was, she still welcomed me into the family. Ruth moved into an apartment in 2001 where she lived alone until that became difficult for her to do. In October, 2004, Gene and Kathy and the boys moved into Weyburn and she moved in with them. There was a lot of joy having her live with Gene and Kathy, but there was also some stress, like having two women living in the same house. Ruth lived with Gene and Kathy until October of 2005, at that time, she became sick and it became too difficult to keep her at home. She went into the General Hospital on October 17, was transferred to Tatagwa View on December 13. She lived there until her passing on January 7. One of the great joys in her life was her grandchildren and the time she spent with them. They gave her as much joy as she gave them. She was a great influence in her children and grandchildren's lives. These are some of my (Kathy) memories of Ruth. We all have our own special memories of Ruth. She touched a lot of lives in her own way. That is obvious by the number of family and friends who gathered to celebrate her life. The family thanks each and every one of you for being here with us. The Memorial Service for Ruth Audrey Cugnet was held on Friday, January 13, at 2:00 p.m. at Grace United Church, Weyburn, with Gary W. Goran Officiating. All in attendance were considered Honorary Pallbearers. Interment followed at Hillcrest Cemetery, Weyburn.

CULHAM - Anna Amelia (nee Howell) of Weyburn passed away Sunday, June 13, 2010 at Eden Home at the age of 83 years. Predeceased by her parents, William and Julianna Howell; her brothers, George and Wes Howell and one sister, Margaret Dupris; her son, Garth and a nephew, Peter Puckall. Anna will be lovingly remembered by her husband of 61 years, Marshall Culham of Weyburn and their family; three sons: Lloyd (Yvonne) Culham of Weyburn; David Culham of Weyburn; and Gerry (Kathy Montgomery) Culham of Weyburn; grandchildren: three Tim (Denise), Eldon, Chad (Brittany Watson); four great grandchildren: Ashley, Austin, Taylor and Kelsey; two sisters-in-law: Hazel Howell of Regina and Eva Howell of North Battleford; as well as numerous nieces and nephews. Anna was born on July 31, 1926 at Weyburn to William and Julianna Howell. She was raised on the Howell family farm in the Weyburn Plains Area, where she took her education at Weyburn Plains School. On October 7th, 1948, Anna married Marshall Culham at Plentywood, Montana, and became a farmer’s wife. They moved to the Culham family farm where she worked along side Marshall and raised her sons. Anna was involved with community events and belonged to the Prospect Wednesday Afternoon Club and South Weyburn Homemakers Club. She volunteered her time to canvass for the United Way and the White Cross. In 1998 they moved to Weyburn where the grandchildren looked forward to Christmas breakfast at Grandma’s and Grandpa’s house. Her children, grandchildren and great grandchildren were very special to her. She cared and worried about everybody else. She lived the last short while in Eden Care Home in Weyburn. Anna always remembered her family’s birthdays and anniversaries. She is loved and will be sadly missed by her family. A memorial service was held Friday, June 18 at 2:00 p.m. from Fletcher Funeral Chapels, Weyburn. with Rev. John Ferrier officiating. Interment to take place at a later date.

CULHAM - James "Marshall" Culham passed away peacefully on Wednesday, May 14, 2014 at the age of 97 years. He was predeceased by his parents, James and Mary Culham; wife, Anna Culham; son, Garth; sister, Maybeth Hansen; brother, Maitland; nephew, Peter Puckal, brothers-in-law, Doug Lane, George Howell, Wes (Eva) Howell and Gerry (Marg) Dupris. Marshall was born on March 29, 1917 in Weyburn and was raised on the Culham family farm with his siblings. He attended the Prospect School southwest of Weyburn. On October 7, 1948 Marshall and Anna were married at Plentywood, Montana and together they farmed and raised their family in the Union Jack District. During his farming years, Marshall also enjoyed raising cattle, some purebred Charlais, Murray Grey as well as other exotic cattle breeds. Marshall and Anna lived on the Culham farm until 1998 when they moved into Weyburn. For a short time he took up residence at Hilltop Manor. Marshall was an avid reader and in his later years he took an interest in gardening. He was very successful at gardening and his family enjoyed the lush produce he grew. He became a faithful coffee person, often attending coffee row both in the morning and afternoon at various locations. Marshall was also active in his community. He served as Secretery-Treasurer for Prospect Rural Telephone Company. As well, Marshall sat on various Boards and Committees, Councilor for the Rural Municipality of Weyburn Division #1 (1952-1982) and was active in the Prospect Water Users Cooperative Ltd. Marshall will be lovingly remembered by his son, Lloyd (Yvonne) of Weyburn, and their family, Tim (Denise) and children, Ashley and Austin; Eldon and his family Taylor, Kelsey and Chad (Brittany); son, David of Weyburn, and son, Gerry (Kathy Montgomery) of Weyburn; sister-in-law, Hazel Howell as well as nieces, nephews, relatives and friends. A Memorial Service was held on Wednesday, May 21 at 2:00 PM from Fletcher Funeral Chapel, Weyburn with Rev. John Ferrier officiating. Interment followed at Green Acres Memorial Gardens, Weyburn.

CULLEN - Betsey (nee Rainville) Carruthers. On Friday, March 12, 1999, Betsy Cullen, late of Weyburn, passed away at the Weyburn General Hospital. Predeceased by her parents, Carl and Philomene Rainville; her first husband, Clement Carruthers; her son, Charles Carruthers; four brothers: Alfred, Jules, Roland and Marcellin Rainville; four sisters: Mary Joyal, Alice Picard, Estelle Rainville and Lucy Walsh. Betsy is survived by her husband, Terry Cullen of Weyburn; one niece, Florida Bekar of Gravelbourg; one nephew, Martin (Liliane) Joyal of Willowbunch; one sister-in-law, Mary Glen and one niece, Jane Simons, both of England; as well as several great nieces and nephews. Betsy was born in Willowbunch, where she grew up with four brothers and four sisters and received her education. She took nursing at the Grey Nuns Hospital in Regina and received her Nursing Diploma there. She then took her Psychiatric Nursing at the Saskatchewan Hospital in Weyburn. On August 22, 1959 she married Terry Cullen in Weyburn. She was employed at the Saskatchewan Hospital for many years. Betsy belonged to the Legion Ladies Auxiliary, St. Vincent de Paul Parish, Catholic Women's League, Registered Nurses Association and the Grey Nuns Alumni. She enjoyed cards, spending time at Kenosee Lake and being with friends and family. All family functions were special to her. The Grey Nuns reunions also meant a lot to Betsy. Prayers were said Monday, March 15 at 8:00 p.m. from Fletcher Funeral Chapel, Weyburn. The Memorial Mass was held Tuesday, March 16, 2:00 p.m. from St. Vincent de Paul Roman Catholic Church, Weyburn, with Father John Mock celebrant. A private family interment will be held at a later date.



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