Obituaries of residents & former residents of
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DAER - Marie A., late of Weyburn, passed away peacefully on Friday March 12, 2010. In keeping with Marie's wishes, there will be a private graveside funeral service held at Green Acres Memorial Gardens,.
DALGLIESH - Gordon Alexander. It is with deep sadness that the family of Gordon Alexander Dalgliesh, of Weyburn, announces the passing of their loving husband, father, grandfather and great-grandfather. Gordon passed away Monday, June 26, 2000 at the age of 90. Predeceased by his mother and father, Jennie and Frank Dalgliesh, his sisters Stella Lawford and Eva Bethell, brother Floyd Dalgliesh, sister-in-law Evelyn Minard, brothers-in-law Gardner Lawford, Bill Bethell, Jim Cox and Joe Minard, Gordon leaves to mourn his wife of 60 years, Florence; his children Bonnie (Glenn) Halbwachs and Barry (Myrna) Dalgliesh of Regina, and Merle (Jim) St. Onge of Weyburn; his six grandchildren Susan Lehner of Regina and her sons Colby and Zach, Marla St. Onge of Weyburn and her daughter Keely, Michael Halbwachs of Toronto, Jason St. Onge of Weyburn and his son Kyran, Kari Dalgliesh of Regina and her fiance Jeff Dean, and Danielle (Jason) Cook of Weyburn and their children Brady and Shayda. He also leaves to mourn his sisters-in-law Margaret Cox and Dorothy Dalgliesh, and numerous nieces and nephews. Gordon Alexander Dalgliesh was born February 12, 1910 in Ralph, SK. He was the first-born son of Jennie and Frank who farmed in the area around Ralph; at that time he had two older sisters, Eva and Stella, and the family was completed when Floyd was born three years later. In those days there was a small school house with one teacher who taught grades 1-8; Gordon attended along with his neighbours, the Cugnets and Millers. By the time he finished Grade 8, he quit school to work on the family farm. He later went on to work at the Soo Hotel in Weyburn as a bartender, an experience which led to his making many contacts which would later help in the forming of his own business. In 1939-40, Gordon met and married Florence Minard. In 1941 their first child, Bonnie, was born and in 1942 he joined the Army Service Corps and began basic training for his entry into World War II. He left his family behind when he went overseas in 1942 to fight in the war, seeing service in England, France, Belgium, Holland and Germany. When the war ended in 1945 he took the opportunity to travel to many other European countries until his trip home in December 1945 and subsequent discharge in February of 1946. When Gordon arrived back in Canada in 1946, he set out to make a living for his growing family; a son Barry was born in December of that year and a daughter Merle 18 months later. He began work at the Saskatchewan Training School, which was housed at the Weyburn Airport, driving a truck. With a borrowed scraper from his father-in-law and with the purchase of a truck, Gordon started his own sand and gravel business. He worked long, hard hours and, as his business grew, so did the responsibilities - more equipment was purchased, extra help was needed and, when the day was done, many hours in the evening were spent doing paperwork. Gordon later joined the Giroux brothers in the formation of Dalgliesh and Giroux Brothers Redi-Mix. During this time, he was featured in the Weyburn Review as 'Businessman of the Week.' He sold both businesses in 1973-74 to retire. Gordon was an avid hockey fan. When former Weyburn Red Wing, Bill Lesuk, joined our extended family by marrying our cousin Mary Jane, he followed them to Philadelphia, Los Angeles and finally to Winnipeg where they settled. While with the Winnipeg Jets, Bill took Gordon along to Quebec City, Moscow and Tokyo. He also spent some time on the Weyburn Red Wing executive and held a season ticket for many years; even when he wasn't well this past winter, he would take his radio to bed with him and listen to the Red Wing broadcasts. Other trips Gordon enjoyed were one to visit his nephew, Ron Dalgliesh and his family, in Africa while they were stationed there, as well as spending a few winter months with Florence in the southern United States. In the summer he enjoyed spending time with his family at their cottage at White Bear Lake. Gordon was a 55 year member of the Royal Canadian Legion and held a life membership in both the Elks and Oddfellows Lodges. He was an active member of our community and will be missed on coffee row at the Weyburn Co-op. But, most of all, he will be sadly missed by all of his family as our circle has now been broken. Prayers will be heard Wednesday, June 28 at 7:30 p.m. at St. Vincent de Paul Roman Catholic Church, Weyburn. Funeral service will be held Thursday, June 29 at 10:30 a.m. at St. Vincent de Paul with Reverend Francis Hengen presiding. Interment to follow at Hillcrest Cemetery, Weyburn.
DALY - Margaret Eleanor (nee Hilliar) died July 14, 2002, aged 93. She was predeceased by husband Lorne and son Mike. Survived by daughters Joy Allbright, Janet and husband Dale Johnson, daughter-in-law Sharon, grandchildren Kathryn, Kimberly, Stephanie, Mike, Jason and Kari, great grandchildren Lauren and Greydon, Chloe and Taro, Allegra, Justin and Amanda. Also sister Isabelle Eaglesham of Weyburn. Eleanor was born in Weyburn in 1908. There she developed her lifelong interests in music, golf, bridge and friendships. After graduating from the Toronto Conservatory of Music, Eleanor taught music for two years in Toronto. Through a mutual interest in music she met and married Lorne Daly and together they raised their three children in Vancouver, BC. Summers were spent at the summer cottage on the Sunshine Coast. Eleanor was an active member of Marine Drive Golf Club, president of the Kiwassa Club of Vancouver and an avid bridge player who was very proud of her master points. For the past five years, Eleanor has been cared for and well loved by the very special 4th floor staff at Purdy Pavillion. Memorial service was held at Kerrisdale Presbyterian Church, 2733 West 41st on Tuesday, July 23 at 2:00 p.m. Reception followed. "Nana will be remembered and loved by her family and many friends. Her sense of humour and carefree outlook made her a pleasure to be with."
DALZIEL - James Miller (October 18, 1909 - October 13, 2004). Dad, Grandpa, Great Grandpa passed away from a broken heart days following the death of his loving wife Margaret (October 2, 2004). Jim was born October 18, 1909 in Motherwell, Scotland. He came to Canada with his family at an early age. He married his first love, Elsie, in 1933. They had 34 happy years together in Weyburn until he was widowed in 1967. Jim worked as the head electrician at the Saskatchewan Hospital in Weyburn until his retirement when he moved to Saskatoon. He took great pride in his trade. In 1973 he married his second great love, Margaret. They spent 31 years together wintering in Palm Springs and Victoria and summers at Emma Lake, returning to Saskatoon in 1992. Jim enjoyed time spent with family, the senior bus trips to play the slots and going for coffee at Zellers. He will be lovingly remembered by his daughter, Shirley (Ernie) Mamchur; stepchildren, Louise (Art) Thiessen, Jim (Margaret) Haigh; grandchildren, Brent (Germaine) Mamchur, Sheryl Stadnichuk, Janice (Kirby) Rutherford, Shawna Mamchur, Barb (Frank) Waters, Brenda Muldoon, Heather (Larry) Gremmen, Brian (Marliss) Thiessen, Sheryl (Gord) Tank, Glenn (Monica) Thiessen; 17 great grandchildren; one great great grandson; one sister Carmen Leagh. A memorial service was held at Park Funeral Chapel, Saskatoon, on Saturday, October 16, 2004 at 2:00 p.m. with Rev. Carlton Miller officiating. Burial of Jim's cremated remains will take place in Green Acres Memorial Gardens, Weyburn, at a later date.
DAMANT - Arthur Elmer, late of Weyburn, passed away peacefully on Monday, August 23, 2010, at the age of 88 years. Arthur was predeceased by his parents, Henry and Louisa Dament, two brothers, John and Herb Dament, six sisters, Hattie Hillier, Isabel Strinja, Eva Demant, Mary Forsberg, Margaret Armitage, Violet Demant and a son-in-law, Art Vandale. He is survived by his wife Charlotte Dament, Weyburn, his daughter, Lynnellada Vandale, Moose Jaw, two granddaughters: January Vandale (Marcel deGroot) Vancouver, BC, Mardi Vandale (David Manders), Vancouver, BC, three sisters-in-law: Carolyn Franklin, Weyburn, Hazel Tripp, Weyburn, Martha Dament, Regina, one brother-in-law, Cliff Hill, Regina, as well as several nieces and nephews. Art was born on April 28, on a farm outside of Bengough. Art always had a passion for building. After obtaining a journeymen carpenter certificate he worked in construction for 60 years building many homes, schools, and children’s furniture like barbie doll beds and cradles for his granddaughters and nieces. In Art’s spare time he loved hunting, camping, boating, and fishing, with stories to tell about the big one that got away. Art enjoyed many winter nights with family playing cards like hand and foot or cribbage. Art loved listening to “old” country and western music and Hank Williams was his favorite singer. He will be sadly missed by his family and friends. A funeral service for Arthur was held on Friday, August 27, at 2:00 p.m. from Grace United Church, Weyburn, with Rev. M. Barnabas, officiating. Interment to follow at Hillcrest Cemetery Weyburn. A heartfelt thank you is extended to Dr. Roy and all of the nurses and staff on the third floor of the Weyburn General Hospital for their care and compassion.
DAMMANN - Charles Henry. On Wednesday, January 19, 2000, Charles (Chuck) Henry Dammann, late of Weyburn, passed away at the age of 77 years. Predeceased by his mother and father, Carl and Elsie Dammann; daughter-in-law, Darlene Dammann and grandchild, Aileen. Chuck is survived by his loving wife, Olivia of Weyburn; and his children: Sharlie (Lawrence Cherpin) Skuce of Radville, and her children: Jarrad (Kristy) Skuce and Kyle Skuce; Doug (Noreen) Dammann of Weyburn, and their children: Barclay and Shane (Shelley); Wendy Dammann of Weyburn; Gerry (Gayle) Dammann of Stoughton, and their children: Brant, Kirk, Colin and Breann; Bev (Ken) Hofmeister of Fort Qu'Appelle and their children: Rachelle and Kelly; Randy (Kathy) Dammann of Griffin and their children: Darrell, Kiteen and Curtis; and Dal Dammann of Weyburn; brothers and sisters: Velma Campbell of Dodsland; Leroy (Eileen) Dammann of Stoughton; Clair (Janet) Dammann of Edmonton; brothers-in-law: Gilbert MacDonald of Duncan, BC and Bill Bossenberry of Weyburn; sisters-in-law: Opal Keturakis of Weyburn; Bertha Rose of Heward; Doreen (Norm) Hay of Burton, NB; Wilma MacDonald of Duncan, BC and Melvina MacDonald of Stoughton; as well as several nieces and nephews. Chuck was born in Little Rock, Iowa, USA on March 6, 1922. He migrated to Canada with his parents, Carl and Elsie Dammann, sister Velma and brother, Leroy in 1929. He attended school in Froude and Luther College in Regina. On December 25, 1945 he married Olivia (nee MacDonald) at Woodley, SK. They lived and farmed in the Froude District from 1945 to 1986. Chuck and Lol moved to Weyburn in 1986. Chuck was actively involved in the Froude 4-H Calf Club. He willingly gave time to family, neighbours and friends, and assisted with community events and activities. His hobbies included camping, fishing, hunting, curling, gardening and yard work. Funeral service was held Saturday, January 22 at 2:00 p.m. from Grace United Church, Weyburn, with Marilyn Anderson Corkum officiating minister. Interment followed in Green Acres Memorial Gardens, Weyburn. All those in attendance were considered to be honorary pallbearers. The active pallbearers were: his four sons, Douglas, Gerald, Randal and Dal Dammann, son-in-law Ken Hofmeister and nephew Wayne Bossenberry.
DANN - William Bruce was born July 31, 1915 on a homestead NW 1/4 of 34-11-7 and was the middle child of two older sisters and two younger sisters. Bill attended school in Winnipeg, MB and Glenwherry Country School in the Corning area. Bill was a member of the Royal Canadian Air Force for four years. Bill married Muriel, February 25, 1944 at St. Paul's Cathedral in Regina. Bill farmed the original Dann homestead located in the Corning area from 1945 to 1985. Bill and Muriel moved from the farm to Weyburn in 1983 where they retired. Bill enjoyed company of many people of all ages. He loved to visit and share many interesting stories of his life, time adventures especially about life on the farm and in the air force. He had a love of animals especially horses, enjoyed dancing, playing cards and playing tricks on anyone who loved to laugh. Bill was a very kind and generous man with a wonderful sense of humour. He loved to watch the expressions on children's faces that frequently came to visit him. Bill was a loving devoted husband and always told Muriel she was the best. Predeceased by his mother and father, sisters Dorothy Botterill, Ethel Reid, Hazel Shiels, Stella Bonnett, infant daughter Pamela Gay and infant son Garnet Bruce. Bill is survived by his wife Muriel of 60 years, special friends Barry and Ellen Gall, Wawota; Sharon and Glen Schultz, Weyburn; Janice and Laurie Giroux, Weyburn; special care giver Geri Nelson, special brother-in-law Joffre Botterill, Moosomin; as well as numerous nieces, nephews, relatives and friends.Many heartfelt thanks to the special and wonderful staff at Hill Top Manor where Bill lived for the last two years of his life and a special thank you to his personal care giver and friend Geri Nelson. A funeral service was held Thursday, December 9 at 2:00 p.m. from Fletcher Funeral Chapel, Weyburn, with Reverend John Ferrier officiating. Interment followed at Green Acres Memorial Gardens, Weyburn. Honourary pallbearers were all those in attendance; active pallbearers were Glen Schultz, Laurie Giroux, Barry Gall, Doug Botterill, Ken Botterill and Tom Botterill.
DAVIDSON - Helen Eugenia (nee Campbell), of Weyburn, died peacefully with close friends at her side on March 5, 2011 at the age of 102. She was predeceased by her parents, Clayton and Ethel Campbell, her brother, Irvine, sisters Madeline and Dorothy, her husband, William (Bill) Davidson, and niece Diane Campbell. She leaves to celebrate her life, her nephews, John Lacey of Black Diamond, AB and Gary Lacey of Hespeler, ON; great nephew, Chris (Alison) Campbell of Oakville, ON and great niece, Lisa Campbell of Toronto, ON. Helen came to Weyburn as a young girl with her parents (of Scottish decent) from Ontario. She became the organist and choir leader at the Calvary Baptist in January of 1930 and held the position for 60 years. She taught piano lessons in the Weyburn and surrounding area for 70 years and was a 50-year member of the Registered Music Teachers' Association. She took a very active part for many years with the Music Festival and was also the region's representative for the Royal Conservatory of Music for over 25 years. Helen's involvement with music, teaching, organizations such as the Alexandria Rebekahs Lodge (lifetime member), the Quota International Club, and the Calvary Baptist Church helped her to touch the lives of so many people. Through her shared interests, she became a beloved friend to many. As a dedicated teacher who loved her students like her own children, she was not only proud of the students who did well, and who went on to become musical stars, but also of those who felt they had benefited from being her student. Her appreciation for music lives on through her students. In 2008, in the year she turned 100, a local committee of friends and fellow music teachers formed a committee for the Helen Davidson Music Award. This award is a legacy that Helen leaves to help future local musicians pursue musical endeavours. As a teacher, this gave Helen great satisfaction to continue helping young musicians in years to come. Helen's vast interests inspired her to give very generously to her church, her community and many causes and organizations too many to mention reaching beyond her interest in music and the arts. Those who knew her will remember her with great fondness not only for her musical talent and her community endeavours but, also, for her quick wit and humour and her brilliant sharp mind which she was blessed with to the end. A Memorial Service of Music will be held for Helen at the Calvary Baptist Church on April 16, 2011 at 2:00 p.m. with interment to follow at Hillcrest Cemetery, Weyburn.
DAVIS - Dorothy (nee Howlett) Davis, late of Weyburn, passed away peacefully on August 15, 2012, in the Weyburn General Hospital at the age of 81 years. Dorothy was born in Assiniboia on November 1, 1931. Later she moved to Yellow Grass where she and her husband farmed for a number of years. They then moved to Weyburn where Dorothy pursued a career in nursing. Dorothy was an avid gardener and spent many hours outdoors tending her plants. Dorothy was predeceased by her father Horace Howlett, mother Ruth, sister Connie and brother Robert Howlett. Dorothy will be sadly missed by her children Karil (Paul) Carruthers, Kevin (Heather) Davis, Lori (Miles) Snelling, her brothers Howard and Kenneth Howlett, sisters-in-law Helen and June, grandchildren, great grandchildren, nieces and nephews and her many friends. A funeral service was held on Tuesday, August 21 at 10:00 am at RD Family Funeral Chapel, Weyburn with Rev. Ernie Metz officiating. A private interment will follow at a later date.
DAWSON - Clara, late of Regina, passed away on March 9, 2000 at the age of 84. Clara was predeceased by her parents Tom and Catherine Dawson, her infant twin sister, a sister Ella May and brother Thomas. Clara is survived by her sister-in-law, Aileen Dawson, niece and nephews: Larry and children, Laura and Megan; Catherine (Greg Nesbitt) and children Mathew, Sarah, Daniel and Riley; Paul (Marie Bouchard) and children Dillon and Isiah; and Thomas (Angela) and son Nolan, as well as many cousins. Clara was born on February 7, 1916 on the family farm near Pitman, SK. She remained on the farm with her parents, farming and raising turkeys until she moved to Weyburn in 1979. While in Weyburn she provided child care to many families. She was an active member of St. Patrick's R.C. Church in Rouleau and St. Vincent de Paul R.C. Church in Weyburn, including the CWL and the Altar Society. In 1995 Clara moved to Regina. In recent years she resided at Wascana Rehabilita-tion Centre in Regina. Cremation has been arranged. The funeral mass was held Tuesday, March 14, at 2:00 p.m. at St. Peter's R.C. Church, Regina, with Rev. Ken Koep, celebrant. Prayers were held Monday, March 13 at 7:00 p.m. in the Chapel of Lee Funeral Home, Regina.
DAWSON - Thomas. On Thursday, June 3, 2004, Thomas Dawson of Weyburn, passed away at the age of 92. Thomas was born on February 29, 1912, in Manchester, England. When he was 15, he came to Canada, by boat and went to work for the Howell's at Neptune. He married Rena Edwards in 1933. They farmed in the Neptune area then the Tribune area for many years. They retired from farming to Weyburn in 1974. Thomas's wife (Rena) passed away in 1998. He moved to the Bison Manor where he resided for about four years. He was a resident of Crocus Villa for 1.5 weeks, before his passing. Thomas was predeceased by his wife Rena (Edwards), and his parents Thomas and Fanny Dawson. Survived by sons Leonard (Val) of Calgary, AB, Richard (Evelyn) of Calgary, AB, and Douglas (Linda) of Estevan; daughters Shirley (Mike) Hackett, Sackville, NS, and Rita (Randy) Torkelson, Beaubier; ten grandchildren and 11 great grandchildren. Funeral service was held Tuesday, June 8 at 2:00 pm from All Saints Anglican Church, Weyburn, with Rev. David Holmes officiating. Internment was at Green Acres Memorial Gardens.
DEAN - Margaret 'Marge'Jessie (nee Gronnerud), 94, of Weyburn passed away peacefully on November 22, 2009 and is now in heaven. She was born in Lewvan on December 31, 1914, to Thomas and Jessie Gronnerud (who passed away giving birth to Marge). Marge, along with her sister Mildred and brothers Harold and Ralph lived on the Lewvan farm, Florida, California and Minnesota with their father. Marge married Laird Dean from Griffin on October 9, 1937 in Duluth, Minnisota. Marge and Laird moved from the Weyburn area to Red Lake, Ontario and then to Fort William, Ontario. On September 18, 1941, their only child, Gary Laird Dean was born. When Laird's company closed the family moved looking for work to Portland, Oregon, Sauk Rapids, Minnisota and then finally to South Bend, Indiana. The family stayed in South Bend for 32 years and moved back home to Weyburn in 1984 to be with family and old friends. In Weyburn they added many new friends that have become part of the ever growing family. Old friends and their children from the South Bend area continued to visit and keep in close contact with Marge up until the time she went to heaven. Laird passed away in 1988, a year later after celebrating their 50 Wedding Anniversary. Marge continued traveling to see old friends and her family, (bus tours, airline flights to Europe, Toronto, Tampa). Marge made her last air flight alone at the age of 85. Marge loved everyone. She was generated by contact with everyone and everyone was generated by her. Her motto: We are in this life for a short period of time so make a difference. Always be there to help your fellow man each day. Give friendship and love to all to enable all to have a good life. Gary's friends used to visit Marge and Laird when he was not home. All of them used to say I wish my parents were like yours. Margie was predeceased by her husband, Laird Dean; her parents, Thomas and Jessie Gronnerud; her brothers, Ralph and Harold (Cherie) Gronnerud and sister, Mildred (Myron) Lewis. She will be lovingly missed by her son, Gary (Susan) Dean and grandsons, Bradley Laird, (Gretta) Dean Toronto, Christopher Dean Florida, granddaughters, Alisa Margaret Dean, New York and Danielle (Phil) Eraddia, Toronto, and five great grandchildren from Toronto; as well as nieces and nephews and their children: Orville (Diane) Lewis from Regina, Buddy (Linda) Gronnerud from Lewvan, Gregg (Myrtle) Eddy from Weyburn, Marion Yourkowski from Saskatoon; as well as all Marge's great friends that are Family. Marge's celebration for life will be announced at a later date.
DeATLEY - Catherine Jane (nee Keefe) January 14, 1947 - December 14, 2010. Cathy beloved wife of Dennis of Calgary, passed away on December 14, 2010 at the age of 63 years. Born to William and Mary Keefe in Weyburn, SK., she was the second of three daughters. Her parents passed away when the girls were young and they were cared for by their Uncle Wally and Aunt Yvonne. She attended school in Weyburn and Regina. Cathy enjoyed interaction with people at work, her community volunteer activities and enjoyed participating and watching figure skating. Cathy was a dedicated and proud mother of her three boys. In 1973 Cathy and the boys moved to BC to start a new life where she met Dennis. Their love and devotion to each other was reflected in their many business ventures. Cathy is survived by her husband Dennis, three sons and their families Jeff (Cindy), J.C. (Trish) and Robert (Eilidh) and seven grandchildren Jennifer (Ryan), Carrie, Cory, Jesse, Austin, Jordan and Courtney. She is also survived by her sisters Pat (Tom) Davis and Margaret (Roy) Jones, her aunt Yvonne Hall, brother-in-law Robert and mother-inlaw Colleen, numerous nieces, nephews, cousins, her special friends Crystal and James Bell and the Bowness Community. Cathy was predeceased by her parents William and Mary Keefe and uncle Wallace Hall. Relatives and friends are invited to Prayers and Tributes at Our Lady of the Assumption Catholic Church (7624-39th Avenue N.W.) on Thursday , December 16, 2010 at 7:00 p.m. Funeral Mass will be celebrated at Our Lady of the Assumption Catholic Church on Friday, December 17, 2010 at 11:00 a.m.
DECHANT - Arthur Theodore. On Thursday, April 22, 1999 Arthur Theodore Dechant, late of Weyburn, passed away at the age of 82 years. Predeceased by his father and mother, Reinhold and Hilda Dechant; two brothers, Walter and Carl; and one sister-in-law, Polly Dechant. Art is survived by his three brothers and one sister: Ralph Dechant, Ernest Dechant, Clifford Dechant and Grace Dechant, all of Weyburn. Art was born August 8, 1916, the first of the Dechant boys. Reinhold and Hilda had only recently come up from the States to homestead in the Francis area. Conditions were harsh, Art was born in the granary where they lived that first winter. They kept warm with a wood stove and Souris coal until spring, when a proper house was built and sod was turned and farming began in earnest. Art's life was the family farm. He attended the Diamond School, until the call to the farm took precedence and he stayed at home. Dad always depended on Art for farming, and Art always followed Dad's advice. They farmed with horses for many years, until Art got them interested in a Massey-Wallace, which soon was traded off for their first John Deere. From the humble beginnings in the granary, through to pitching bundles all day into the threshing machine, Art helped build the family farm into a three-combine operation that also included neighbour Allan McIver. Though Art loved the whole way of life, his favorite part of farming was the harvest. Art used to enjoy watching sports. He never missed the Colfax sports days, and always enjoyed listening to the Toronto Maple Leafs on the radio or watching them play on TV. He usually attended the old-time music dances at Diamond and Maxwell schools, with Leonard Linen's band playing the music. And there were many evenings over at neighbours playing cards. Art also liked to travel, and he went on every John Deere tour that Watson's had, twice by plane, and a few times with Bruno's by bus down to Detroit and Flint. He really enjoyed the Diamond School reunion a few years ago, especially the unveiling of the school marker and time capsule. Along with his brothers and sister, Art joined Christ Lutheran Church of Francis by adult confirmation with Pastor Berg officiating a ceremony held right on the farm. From 1983 until retirement in 1989 Art tried 'city farming' from 93 Scott Crescent in Weyburn. Lung and heart trouble slowed him down, so that a move to Parkway Lodge was necessary. Life there suited his good nature, and he took a lot of teasing. He became involved in a lot of things he'd never done before. He went on to the Parkway Lodge float in the parade last year, and really enjoyed the annual Twinkle Tour of Christmas lights. After his brother Carl's death just two months ago, Art's health deteriorated. On April 22 he passed away peacefully in his sleep. A memorial service was held Monday, April 26 from Fletcher Funeral Chapel, Weyburn, with Pastor Ron Bestvater officiating. All those in attendance were considered to be honorary pallbearers. Interment will follow at a later date in Regina Memorial Gardens.
DECHANT - Carl Reinhold. On Friday, February 26, 1999 Carl Reinhold Dechant, late of Weyburn, passed away at the age of 72 years. Predeceased by his father and mother, Reinhold and Hilda Dechant; one brother, Walter and one sister-in-law, Polly Dechant. Carl is survived by his brothers and sister: Arthur Dechant, Ralph Dechant, Ernest Dechant, Clifford Dechant and Grace Dechant, all of Weyburn. Carl was born to Reinhold and Hilda nee Wuttke on November 24, 1926 on the family farm. He was the youngest of the brothers, and was soon followed by sister Grace. He grew up in the Colfax District, attending Diamond School through grade 8, and completing grade 12 at Colfax High School with Mr. Bob Plummer as principal. Carl joined father and brother Art back on the farm, but soon moved to Regina to train under Joe Andrews for the CPR Police Service. He loved this work, but was injured when struck by a car while in the line of duty. Carl worked for the Francis Co-op for many years, and then with Canada Wire and Cable for the last 15 years of his career. Along with the rest of his family, Carl was an active member of Christ Lutheran Church in Francis. He was baptized and confirmed there by Pastor Birr, and worshipped regularly until moving to Weyburn. Carl also belonged to the Royal Canadian Legion, and was active in hockey, curling, baseball and softball. After his knee injury, he took up coaching the girl's softball team, which he enjoyed for many years. Except for the difficulties from his injured knee, Carl was always healthy and strong. This changed about four years ago when his hip broke in a fall. Though he recovered, he was never completely well again and was diagnosed recently with extensive cancer in the bones. He calmly received the news from his doctor of his condition, and made final arrangements with his family members before passing away peacefully later that same evening. A memorial service was held Wednesday, March 3 at 2:00 p.m. from Fletcher Funeral Chapel, Weyburn, with Pastor Ron Bestvater officiating. Interment at a later date in Regina Memorial Gardens. All those in attendance were considered to be honorary pallbearers. Members of the Royal Canadian Legion served as an honor guard.
DECHANT - Grace Mildred passed away peacefully on Tuesday, January 8, 2008 at Tatagwa View Long Term Care Facility where she had resided since 2006. Grace was predeceased by her parents, Reinhold and Hilda Dechant and by four brothers: Arthur, Carl, Walter and Ernest Dechant. She leaves to mourn her passing her two brothers, Ralph and Clifford Dechant, both of Weyburn, as well as her life long friends, Rub and Wes Schultz. Grace was born in Colfax in 1930. She received her schooling at Diamond School in Colfax. Grace left school at an early age when her mother became ill and she cared for her six brothers. She loved gardening, growing vegetables and flowers. Grace also loved to travel and went on trips with her friend, Pauline Knox and others. She was a member of Christ Lutheran Church in Francis as well as a member of the Royal Purple in Weyburn. In the early 1980's, Grace and her brothers bought a house in Weyburn on Scott Street. When Grace became ill, they moved to an apartment at Waverly Place. Soon after, Grace retired to Parkway Lodge. As her health continued to deteriorate, she moved to Tatagwa View Long Term Care Centre. Grace was a very pleasant person who also had a most pleasant smile. She didn't complain and appreciated everything that was done for her. Grace will be missed by all those who knew her and especially her brothers, Ralph and Clifford. A Memorial Service was held Saturday, January 12 at 10:00 a.m. from Zion Lutheran Church, Weyburn, with Marjorie McLeod CLA officiating. Interment followed in Regina Memorial Gardens, Regina.
DECK - Catherine "Kay" (nee Knoll) born January 3, 1917, passed away on December 20, 2009 at Tatagwa View, Weyburn. Kay was predeceased by her parents; Jacob and Anastasia Knoll, her husband; Jacob Deck, four brothers and five sisters. Kay is survived by her children; Ann (Richard) Schneider and their children, Darla (Mark), Darin (Shelley), Derek (Kathy), Duane, Dawn (Barry), Fred (Kay) Deck and their children; Twyla (Grant), Neville (Guylaine), Jayson (Mary), Krista (Shayne), Pat (John) Robillard and their children; Roma (Everett), Yvette (Dave), Larry, Leona (Walter) Halaburda and their children; Susan-Lee, Mary-Kay (Michael), Todd (Tina), Phyllis (Garry) Borys and their children; Lora (Cory), Lisa (Ken), Lana (Lee), Clara (Matt) Spector and their children; Brennen (Cheryl), Jacob (Tina), 34 great-grandchildren; one sister; Anastasia Weisgerber, 3 brothers; Jake Knoll, Walter (Clementine) Knoll, Philip (Doreen) Knoll as well as numerous nieces and nephews. Prayers were held Monday, December 28 at 7:00 p.m. from St. Vincent de Paul Roman Catholic Church, Weyburn. Funeral Mass was held on Tuesday December 29 at 10:30 a.m. from St. Vincent de Paul Roman Catholic Church with father Gerry Bauche celebrant. Interment followed at Hillcrest Cemetery, Weyburn.
DECTER - Dr. Oscar (April 20, 1922 - January 26, 2009) lived life to the fullest, often saying that he would rest when he was dead. Born to Harry and Edith Decter in Winnipeg, Manitoba the third of four children: Percy (Una), Midge (Abe) and Alan (Dena), Oscar graduated from University of Manitoba with a BSc and MD in 1946. He married Joan Triller, the love of his life for 58 years, and they moved to London, England to further his studies. They returned to Canada and ultimately settled in Weyburn in 1958. Oscar was a wonderful doctor who brought many people into the world, saved many lives and was ahead of his time, using hypnosis and acupuncture for therapeutic purposes in the 1970's. He loved his career and when he was not working or spending time with his family, he was fishing, hunting, playing duplicate bridge or telling jokes or stories. An independent, determined, spontaneous and generous person right to the end, Oscar will always be loved and remembered by his five children: Ross (Karen) of Hershey, Pennsylvania, Ellen (Richard) of Freeport, Bahamas, Hal (Donna) of Victoria, BC, Marcia (Malcolm) and Jeff (Dali) of Calgary, AB. Oscar is survived by his seven grandchildren: Alex (Erin), Tanner, Taylor, Rachel, Greer, Ilaina and Sean; and great grandchildren: Alexa, Peyton and Ava. Oscar also leaves behind many loving relatives and wonderful friends. Many thanks to the Department of Veterans' Affairs and to the wonderful community dialysis staff at the Sheldon Chumir Centre who provided a great deal of support to Oscar during his last years. We are most grateful to the doctors, nurses, aides and staff at the Sarcee Carewest Hospice who made Oscar's last days comfortable. Joan, Oscar's children, his grandchildren and great grandchildren were fortunate to have celebrated his life with him in late October, 2008. At Oscar's request, there will be no funeral service.
DEERING - Rosalind May, late of Weyburn, passed away on January 30, 2005 at the age of 79 years. She was predeceased by her parents, Nickolas and Florence Deering; two sisters, Margaret Bakaluk and Shirley Fraser; and a niece, Debbie Fraser. Rosalind is survived by her nieces and nephews: Denis (Ruth) Bakaluk, Pilot Butte, Gordon Bakaluk, Heward, Les (Barb) Bakaluk, Weyburn, Bev Jablonski, Surrey, BC, Ken (Mary) Bakaluk, High River, AB, Laura (Charlie) Horlings, Calgary, AB, Jim (Bev) Fraser, Lethbridge, AB and Kathy Fraser, Lethbridge, AB; and numerous great and great great nieces and nephews; special friends, Myrt, Edith, Beryl and Ed, and many more friends. Rosalind was born on December 10, 1925 in the Radville district. She babysat for many families and worked at Souris Valley. She liked to bowl, play bingo and cards and enjoyed visits with her many friends and family. She loved when Mickey and Hailey came to visit her. She called them her dogs and was very proud to show them off to the other residents. Her family offers a special thanks to the nurses and Doctors who cared for her over the years at the Weyburn Special Care Home. The funeral service for Rosalind was held on Friday, February 4 at 2:00 p.m. from the RD Family Memorial Funeral Chapel with Captain Raelene Russell officiating. The active pallbearers were: Denis Bakaluk, Gordon Bakaluk, Les Bakaluk, Ken Bakaluk, John Bakaluk, Todd Bakaluk, David Bakaluk, Trevor Horlings, Shawn Horlings and Greg Jablonski. Interment followed at Hillcrest Cemetery, Weyburn.
DEGENHART - Afina Antina (nee Dreesman). On Monday, April 23, 2001, Afina Antina Degenhart, late of Stoughton, and formerly of Weyburn, passed away at Newhope Pioneer Lodge in Stoughton at the age of 88 years. Predeceased by her husband, Nanno in 1990, brothers: Rudolf and Jan Dreesman. Afina leaves to mourn her son, Eltje (Marguerite) Degenhart of Kenosee Lake and their two children, Nathan and Alana; her daughter, Alberdiena (Lorne) Fisher of Stoughton and their three children, Carolyn (Cameron) Muir, Andrew (Sherrin) Fisher and Jeff Fisher; as well as four great grandchildren: Blake and Brittany Fisher, Ailsa and Lachlan Muir. Afina is also survived by her sisters: Marie Thalens and Greta Boontjes, brother Jurrie Dreesman, all of Holland; as well as several nieces and nephews in Holland. Afina Degenhart was born in Holland on January 19, 1913. She married Nanno in 1940. Afina and Nanno owned a small hotel in Holland but Nanno had always wanted to farm so when the opportunity arose to do so in 1951, they and their two children immigrated to Hume, SK in December of that year. They farmed for three years and then moved into Weyburn. Afina was an accomplished seamstress who could look at a dress in the store and then go home and design her own pattern. She was also an ardent knitter who kept the entire family clad in beautiful sweaters. Afina was a meticulous housekeeper and a good cook whose meatball soup was enjoyed by many a neighbor and friend. She set a shining example for her children by practicing a strong moral character. Her children, grandchildren and great grandchildren were her pride and joy. Afina and Nanno were accomplished ballroom dancers, something which they really enjoyed doing. Afina also liked to play bingo and to visit with friends. She left her house on Fifth Street and Coteau Ave. in Weyburn in 1992 to move into Bison Manor, where she resided until October of 2000, when she decided to move closer to her family in Stoughton. She enjoyed the friends she made there, but in February of 2001 her health began to fail and she moved into Newhope Pioneer Lodge. Afina's family wishes to extend a heartfelt thank you to all the staff at Newhope Lodge for the wonderful care she received there. Thank you also to Dr. Gibbons for the considerate, compassionate care. Our gratitude to the friends who so faithfully visited and who made sure there was always a fresh flower in Afina's room. The trips made from Weyburn by Afina's good friends, Bep and Joe Lauf and by Joyce Hemphill were so much appreciated by Afina. The funeral service was held Thursday April 26, at 2:00 p.m. at Grace United Church, Weyburn with Rev. Jann Sampson officiating. Interment followed in Green Acres Memorial Gardens, Weyburn. All those in attendance were considered to be honorary pallbearers. The active pallbearers were: Nathan Degenhart, Andrew Fisher, Jeff Fisher, Joe Lauf, Gerry Wheeler and Maurice Miller.
DEGNER - Pauline (nee Sonnenberg). On Tuesday, August 1, 2000, Pauline Degner, late of Weyburn, passed away at the age of 95 years. Predeceased by her husband, Hans Degner; one sister, Louise Bohn; one brother, Gus Sonnenberg; as well as a brother and sisters in Germany. Pauline is survived by her children: Eleanor (Jim) Fischer of Marshfield, Wi.; Arnold (Freda) Degner of Dumfries, Scotland and Cliff (Elizabeth) Degner of Hamilton, ON; 17 grandchildren, 24 great grandchildren and three great great grandchildren. Pauline was born December 10, 1904 in Constopol, in the district of the Germans of eastern Europe called Volhynia, to Karl and Amelia Sonnenberg. Pauline was raised in a large blended family. Revolution and war drove them from their homes into Germany, where they were separated. Pauline emigrated to Canada with her younger brother Gus, coming to live with sister Louise Bohn in the early 1920s. In 1925 Pauline married Hans Degner and they made their first home on the Degner farm. Then they moved into Weyburn where they raised their family of three: Eleanor, Arnold and Cliff. Weyburn was a good place to grow up in with everyone in the family busy in community and church. Hans was the treasurer of Zion Lutheran Church for many years and Pauline was active in Ladies Aid well into her 80s. She worked in the homes of many families in Weyburn, as well as opening her own home for many years to boarders. After retirement, Pauline and Hans tried life in Regina for a while but soon returned to their many close friendships in Weyburn. After being widowed in 1969, Pauline seemed to always be getting on another Greyhound bus to visit her family in Marchfield, Cornwallis, Halifax, Bathurst, Hamilton and even flew overseas to see Cliff in England and Arnold in Scotland. There were many more good times on those visits, but her family also appreciated the visits to grandma in Weyburn. She was a fantastic cook. Saturday was baking day especially if relatives were coming. Deteriorating health with age led to the move into the Weyburn Special Care Home were Pauline was well regarded and appreciated by staff and residents alike. Even there she remained an avid bowler, bingo and card player and continued her nightly devotions. As she gradually weakened she became confined to bed and chair and passed away peacefully August 1. Funeral service was held Saturday, August 5 at 11:00 a.m. from Zion Lutheran Church, Weyburn, with Pastor Ron Bestvater officiating. Interment followed in Green Acres Memorial Gardens, Weyburn. Pallbearers were Scotty Flaaten, Glen Sonnenberg, Brian Hamann, Paul Degner, Richard Fischer and Albert Gueldner.
DEITZ - George. On Friday, Oct. 20, 2000, George Deitz, late of Weyburn, passed away at the Regina General Hospital, at the age of 70 years. Predeceased by his father, Kasper, and mother, Agatha Deitz; sisters: Barbara and Rose; brother, Anton J. Deitz; and by one son, Phillip G. Deitz. George is survived by his loving wife of 50 years, Adeline, of Weyburn; son, Garth (Nadine) Deitz of Estevan; daughter, Brenda (William) Kraft of Saskatoon; daughter-in-law, Catherine Deitz of Saskatoon; grandson, Christopher of Estevan; granddaughters: Michelle of Saskatoon, and Kirsten and Kyla of Estevan; sister, Ann Beisick of Regina; brothers: Steve Deitz of Winnipeg, Leo and Phillip Deitz of Leduc; as well as numerous nieces, nephews and friends. George was born in Chamberlain, SK on Oct. 8, 1930. He married Adeline Richards on June 17, 1950, and to their union three children were born. He worked for the CN Railway for 38 years, and they lived in many different communities. In 1969 they moved to Weyburn, where they have resided ever since. George was a member of the Elks for many years, having served as Exalted Ruler in 1979. He was active with the Canadian Diabetic Association since 1985. George enjoyed fishing, RVing and golfing. He loved his grandchildren and looking forward to spending time with them. He enjoyed life to the fullest. Funeral service was held Monday, Oct. 23 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. The active pallbearers were: Rodney Richards, Danny Richards, Wade Richards, Robert Hepburn, Ken Deitz and Mark Deitz.
De LAET - Lawrence Gerard, late of Weyburn passed away on Friday, August 29, 2008 at the age of 61 years. Lawrence was predeceased by his father Joseph De Laet; father-in-law, Albert Lemay; two sons in infancy, Curtis and Monty; and a granddaughter in infancy, Gabrielle. Lawrence is survived by his wife, Alice De Laet, Weyburn; his daughters: Laurice (David) Sidloski, Weyburn, and Kimberly (Troy) Souster, Saskatoon; six grandchildren: Mary, Dominic, James and Therese Sidloski, and Mikayla and Hannah Souster; his mother, Marie M. De Laet, Benson; a sister, Bernadette (Lewis) McClurg, Swan River, MB; five brothers: Marcel De Laet, Benson, Norman De Laet, Saskatoon, Marius De Laet (Helena Pfisterer), Athabasca, AB, Ronald De Laet, Maple Ridge, BC, Richard De Laet, Atlanta, GA; mother-in-law, Therese Lemay, Saskatoon, sister-in-law, Mariette (Leland) Owen, Keniston and brother-in-law, Roger (Rita) Lemay, Saskatoon; as well as several nieces, nephews, cousins, aunts and uncles. Prayers were held on Monday, September 1st, 2008 at 7:00 p.m. from St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church, Weyburn. The Funeral Mass for Lawrence was held on Tuesday, September 2nd, 2008 at 11:00 a.m. at St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church, Weyburn with Father Gerry Bauche Celebrant. Bob Durand, Lou Kovach, Shawn Lemay, Mark McClurg, Ron Vatamaniuck and Lloyd Zyla were the Active Pallbearers. Interment followed at Hillcrest Cemetery, Weyburn.
deVRIES - Irene Leona (nee Nickel). On Sunday, May 4, 2008, Irene Leona deVries, passed away at the age of 73 years. Irene was predeceased by her mother and father, Alvina and Gus Nickel; son, Dean deVries; brothers, Archie and Doug Nickel; sister, Vi (Paul) Lix; grandson, Christopher Garling; brother-in-law, Dave Wallis. Irene will be lovingly remembered by her husband of 53 years, Leonard de Vries of Weyburn, and their children: Judy (Larry) Olfert of Weyburn, Cindy (Dale) Garling of Lampman, Rodney (Lee) deVries of Weyburn, Bonnie (Bern) Megenbir of Weyburn, Terry (Carol) deVries of Estevan; daughter-in-law, Lorie deVries of Weyburn; 15 grandchildren, ten great grandchildren; sister, Audrey Wallis of Weyburn; sisters-in-law, Lucie Nickel of Weyburn, and Margaret Levens of Weyburn; as well numerous nieces, nephews, relatives and friends. Irene Leona deVries was born on July 11, 1932. She grew up south-west of Weyburn on a farm with her parents and four siblings. She attended school at Weyburn Plains School to grade nine. In March of 1955 Irene married Leonard deVries at the Lutheran Church in Weyburn. She worked at the hospital as a nurses aid, then at Woolworths at the candy counter in 1958. She was a stay at home Mom for many years. She then went to work at the Co-op Creamery, then she became a nurse's aid at the Union Hospital in Weyburn. After being there numerous years, and the loss of their son, Dean, she moved to Souris Valley Extended Care to work until she retired in 1997. Irene enjoyed camping, fishing, gardening, doing crochet work and playing cards. She loved special holidays, Christmas being the most special. Her family and family gatherings were always very important in her life. She was a very kind and compassionate person with a great sense of humour. She will be lovingly remembered and sadly missed by all she knew and loved. A graveside service was held Thursday, May 8 at 2:00 p.m. at Hillcrest Cemetery, Weyburn, with Pastor Jody Pfeifer officiating. Interment followed.
DICKIE - Judith "Judy" Anne (nee Morris), age 58, of Pennant, passed away peacefully at Royal University Hospital in Saskatoon on Tuesday, August 21, 2012 after a brief battle with cancer. She was born in Weyburn on February 21, 1954 to Alfred and Kathleen Morris, and was the third child of four. She is survived by her loving husband, Dennis of 30 years; her two sons Brett and Kelly; her mother Kathleen Morris (Saskatoon); her two brothers Bill Morris (Saskatoon) and Bob (Carole) Morris (Weyburn); and many nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her father Alfred Morris in 1986, and her sister Maureen Ffoulkes-Jones in June of 2012. She completed a Medical Laboratory Technician diploma at NAIT in Edmonton (1975), and also later completed her Agriculture diploma at the University of Saskatchewan in Saskatoon (1981). Judy moved to Pennant in 1981, and married Dennis on June 19, 1982. They moved to the family farm near Battrum in the fall of 1982 where she lived until her passing. She had a love of life, and adored nature in its purest form. Judy just loved taking a peaceful walk with nature to see what she could find. She was an avid gardener, and her days were often spent working on the multiple flower gardens, tree rows, and vegetable gardens that she had put together on the farm. She had an amazing backyard display for friends and family to see whenever they visited, and each item had a story. Judy lived for her pets, and they spent most of the day with her wherever she went. She always had a new story about the birds that were showing up at the farm to nest. She grew up loving horses, and was always very involved in taking care of the cows on the farm. Judy lived at the hockey rink for twenty years as she was always on the road either driving her boys to their games, or going to watch them play once they were away from home. She watched hundreds of hockey games through the years, but was still eager to watch whenever she could. Judy was a loving wife, and mother, who lived her life with humor and passion, and brought fun into everything that she did. She will be greatly missed by all who knew her.
DICKISON - Gerald "Gerry" Leonard, Weyburn, passed away October 25, 2006 at his acreage at Griffin, at the age of 46 years. He was predeceased by Frank Berlovan in 1980. Gerald is survived by his parents, Verla and Leonard; one brother, Gordon and his wife, Lorna and their three daughters Eryn, Andrea and Jessie-Leigh of Manor; two sisters, Beth Berlovan and her son Brian of Weyburn, and Jean Blachford of Weyburn; several uncles, aunts, and cousins and friends Matthew, Lori and Lucas. Gerald was born August 29, 1960 in the Arcola Hospital. He attended Manor School. He drove the Manor school bus and worked at the Skyline Motel in Carlyle. In August, 1983 Gerald moved to Weyburn. He had various jobs throughout the years. He worked at the Trucker's Inn Restaurant and owned the South Hill Taxi for four years. He also drove the Weyburn school bus. He drove school buses for 28 years. Throughout the years, Gerald collected about 1300 radios and he took great pride in his collection. He also enjoyed repairing cars and music. Gerald worked at the Canadian Tire Store in Weyburn at the time of his passing. No matter where he went or what he did he touched the hearts of everyone. He will be sadly missed by all who knew and loved him but we should remember that he would want us to carry on with our lives. The Service of Remembrance for Gerald Dickison was held on Wednesday, November 1, at 1:00 p.m. at Zion Lutheran Church, Weyburn, with Pastor Cameron Weber and Pastor Martin Olson Officiating. All in attendance were considered honorary pallbearers. Interment will be held at a later date.
DICKISON - Leonard Murray, late of Weyburn, passed away on Sunday, February 24, 2008 at the age of 88 years. Leonard was predeceased by his parents: John and Marrianne Dickison; his son Gerald Dickison; his sisters, Violet Bullock, Myrtle McLaren and Ida Butson; his brother, Elvin (Ab) Dickison. Leonard is survived by his wife, Verla Dickison, Weyburn; his son, Gordon (Lorna) Dickison, Manor, and their children: Eryn, Andrea and Jessie Leigh; his daughters, Jean Blachford, Weyburn, and Beth Berlovan, Weyburn, and her son, Brian(Stephanie) along with their daughter, Tori. Leonard also leaves to mourn several nieces, nephews and friends. Leonard Dickison was born at Antler. He married Verla Smith on November 10, 1954. Leonard was a farmer and he enjoyed picking rocks with a rock picker, liked combining and working in the fields and loved raising farm animals. Collecting and restoring clocks, listening to music on his old radio, and a love of old machinery were some of the pastimes he enjoyed. He was proud of his restored 1949 Case Tractor. The Service of Remembrance for Leonard was held on Thursday, February 28, at 1:00 p.m. at Zion Lutheran Church, Weyburn, with Pastor Martin Olson officiating and Pastor Cameron Weber assisting. All in attendance were considered honorary pallbearers. Interment will be held at a later date.
DICKINSON - Evelyn Clarice (nee Christopherson), late of Weyburn, passed away on Monday, December 18, 2006 at the age of 96 years. Evelyn was predeceased by her parents: Carson and Ellen Christopherson; her husband Donald Frederick Dickinson; twin daughters: Mary and Marion; son Donald Albert Dickinson and a son-in-law Geoff Haddon. Evelyn is survived by her daughters: Arline (Howard) Peterson, Edmonton, AB, Sharon (Roger) Brady, Weyburn and Deby Haddon (Frank) Calgary, AB; her grandchildren: Dawna (Dale), Joedy (Kevin), Donald (Carol), Kim (Andria), Scott (Cheryl), Cindy (Craig), Christine (Jordan) and Jennifer (Jim); 14 great grandchildren; brother, Bud (Irene) Christopherson, Weyburn, sister-in-law Myrtle Dickinson, Weyburn; sisters: Gladys McNaught, Yellow Grass, Edith Stinson, Radville, Peggy (Galen) Van De Sype, Radville as well as numerous nieces and nephews. Evelyn was born at Trossachs on September 10, 1910, to Carson and Ellen (Overby) Christopherson. She attended school until the 8th grade. Evelyn married Donald Fred Dickinson on March 5, 1928. Her occupation then became that of wife and mother and eventually grandmother and great grandmother. Evelyn enjoyed playing cards, crocheting, bowling, knitting and embroidery. She also loved to the play the piano, which was done by memory. The funeral service for Evelyn Clarice Dickinson was held on Thursday, December 21, at 2:00 p.m. at RD Family Funeral Chapel with Rev. John Ferrier officiating. The active pallbearers were: Kevin Wallin, Kim Brady, Scott Brady, Craig Mack, Lowell Peterson and Glen Branning. Internment was at Green Acres Memorial Gardens.
DICKSON - George R. passed away peacefully Saturday, August 14, 1999 at the age of 86 years. George was born in Weyburn. George made many friends in Weyburn and while living in Regina, Winnipeg and Calgary before moving to Vancouver in 1948 and finally settling with his beloved wife, Janet in White Rock, BC in 1989. Janet predeceased George in December 1996. George is survived by his two sons John of Prince Rupert, BC and Richard of Vancouver; six grandchildren. A memorial service was held Monday, August 23 at 2:00 p.m. in the Chapel of Fraser Heights Funeral Home, Surrey.
DICKSON - Keith. On Saturday, March 8, 2008, Keith Dickson passed away at the Weyburn Special Care Home at the age of 83 years. Keith Russel Dickson was born June 8, 1924, at Hardy. Predeceased by his parents, Robert and Helen Dickson; his wife, Marjorie Dickson; brother, Bob and sister, Doris (Harry) Hauglum. Keith will be lovingly remembered by his family, six children: Barry (Colleen) Dickson of Chatham, ON; Tom (Irene) Dickson of Weyburn; Judy (Don) Court of Weyburn; Marianne (Peter) Duncan of West Bank, BC; Peter (Laurie) Dickson of Fort Saskatchewan, AB; and Sam Dickson of Oxbow; 14 grandchildren and four great grandchildren; one brother, Bill (Janice) Dickson of Calgary, AB; sisters and brothers-in-law: Ruth Dickson of Weyburn, Gladys (Phil) Glasser of Lampman, Evans Ross of London, ON, Dick Ross of Ottawa, ON, and Lita Ross of Weyburn; as well as numerous nieces, nephews, relatives and friends. The family would like to thank Dr. Fong and the staff of the Weyburn Special Care Home for the compassionate care they gave our father. You will be missed by us all, Love, your Family. Funeral service was held Wednesday, March 12, at 2:00 p.m. from Fletcher Funeral Chapel, Weyburn, with Rev. John Ferrier officiating. Interment followed in Green Acres Memorial Gardens, Weyburn. The active pallbearers were: Ryan Dickson, Deric Reaney, Allan Hauglum, Terry Zastrow, Brant Ross and Calvin Ross.
DICKSON - Robert Swan "Bob". On Thursday, December 1, 2005, Robert Swan Dickson, late of Weyburn, passed away at the Regina General Hospital at the age of 83 years. Bob was born March 6, 1922 in Weyburn. He was predeceased by his parents, Robert and Helen Dickson and a sister, Doris Hauglum. Bob will be lovingly remembered by his wife of 56 years, Ruth Dickson of Weyburn, and one daughter, Shareen Lawrence of Saskatoon, two grandsons, Deric Reaney of Stoughton, and Brad (Joanna) Reaney of Yorkton, and four great grandchildren: Kaelan, Kiersten, Kiley and Jarren Reaney; two brothers: Keith Dickson of Weyburn, and Bill (Janice) Dickson of Calgary, AB as well as numerous nieces, nephews, relatives and friends. A Memorial Service was held Monday, December 5 at 2:00 p.m. from All Saints Anglican Church, Weyburn, with Reverend Catherine Harper officiating. Interment followed in Green Acres Memorial Gardens, Weyburn. All those in attendance were considered to be Honorary Pallbearers.
DINSMORE - Lila Louise (nee Ward) passed away on March 7, 2011 in Weyburn. Lila was predeceased by her parents, Phillip & Louise Ward; her son-in-law, Calvin Oxelgren; daughter-in-law, Barb Dinsmore; brothers, Lloyd and Creswell; great grandson, Tyler Dinsmore and her husband, Fred Dinsmore in 1996. Lila was survived by her children, Dale of Edmonton, AB; Wayne (Jean) of Estevan, SK their children: Richard (Colleen) and family, Kristen, Lisa, Chelsey, Tessa; Brent (Allison) and family, Savannah and Erica; Tara and family, Meghan, Curtis, Sarah; daughter, Carol Oxelgren of Calgary, AB her children: Tammy (Allen) and family, Ethan and Aiden; Douglas (Nadine); Garry (Beverley) of Estevan, SK their children: Leslie (Darryl) Beck and their daughter, Taryn; Andrew (Deanne) and family Benjamin and Abigail; Michael (Sarah); her brother, Gordon (Dorothy) Ward; sister, Florence Mackey as well as many nieces and nephews. Lila was born in the Gooselake area in 1913. She was the eldest daughter of Philip and Louise Ward. After completing her schooling, she moved to Colgate where she met and married her husband, Fred Dinsmore, in 1935. Lila and Fred farmed for a period of time and later moved into the town of Colgate where Fred took a job with the Sask Wheat Pool. Lila enjoyed gardening, Ladies Aide, playing cards, curling, dancing, crocheting, knitting, needle point, quilting and baking. Lila and Fred later moved to Ogema and then to Carlyle and finally to Weyburn as these were all transfers that Fred had with the Wheat Pool. Upon retirement in Weyburn, they enjoyed traveling, camping and fishing. Lila remained very independent and was able to live in her own home, cooking and cleaning and driving her car downtown and to her beloved bridge and card games. She recently moved into Bison Manor where she spent the last couple of months of her life. A memorial service in celebration of Lila’s life will be held at the Grace United Church in Weyburn on Saturday, April 16 at 11:00 a.m. with interment to follow in Hillcrest Cemetery, Weyburn.
DODDS - Ella (nee Bernard). It is with great sadness we announce the passing of our beloved mother, Ella Dodds (nee Bernard) on March 23, 2002. Her death at age 82 occurred at the Weyburn Special Care Home. Ella is survived by two daughters: Lynn (Darold) Kot of Weyburn and Sandra (James) Fisher of Winthrop, WA; one son, Kim (Kim Cameron) Dodds of Kelowna, BC; seven grandchildren: Jodi Shupe (Nick Tsoycalas) of Summerland, BC; Alaina (Lance) Pirlot of Wauchope; Kyla (Ahab) McKenzie of Stanley Mission, BC; Whitney Kot of Lloydminster, AB; Garrett Kot of Regina; Leeah and Nicole Dodds of Kelowna, BC; five great grandchildren: Brittany, Marissa and Cassidy Pirlot; Kennedy McKenzie and Alexandros Tsoycalas; two sisters: Anne Atwater of Delafield, WI and Jeanette Schmidt of Kelowna, BC and one brother, Tony (Ethel) Bernard of Winnipeg, MB as well as many nieces and nephews. Ella will always be remembered for her sense of humor, her zest for life, and her love of music and sports. A memorial service was held Thursday, March 28 at 2:00 p.m. from Fletcher Funeral Chapel, Weyburn, with Rev. John Ferrier officiating. Interment will be at a later date.
DOLINSKI - Nettie Pearl (nee Dudar). On Friday, March 29, 2002, Nettie Pearl Dolinski, late of Weyburn, passed away at the age of 72 years. Predeceased by her mother and father: Mary and Harry Dudar; her husband Joe in 1985 and one brother Bill Dudar. Nettie is survived by three sons: Allan (Diane) of Port Coquitlam, BC, and their sons: Ian and David; Marvin (Teresa) of New Westminster, BC and Martin (Michelle) of Delta, BC; one brother John (Peggy) Dudar of Houston, TX and two sisters: Lil (John) Hearn of Weyburn, and Christine (Doug) McAuley of Winnipeg, MB. Nettie was born at Weyburn on Sept. 5, 1929. She attended Souris School. She married Joe in September of 1951 in Weyburn. Nettie enjoyed crocheting and was very much a people person. She worked as a nurse's aide at the old General Hospital in Weyburn and the Regina General Hospital for a brief time until 1960. She had a very generous, loving personality and always had a beautiful smile she will be remembered for. Following a car accident in 1989 she was then confined to an extended facility until present time and passed away at Weyburn General Hospital following a brief illness. Prayers were held Wed., April 3 at 7:00 p.m. from Fletcher Funeral Chapel, Weyburn, with Father F. Hengen presiding. Funeral mass was held Thursday, April 4 at 10:30 a.m. at Blessed Trinity Ukrainian Catholic Church, Weyburn, with Father Andrie Kachur celebrant. Interment followed at Hillcrest Cemetery, Weyburn.
DOLINSKI - Stanley. On Friday, August 8, 2003, Stanley Dolinski, late of Calgary, AB and formerly of Weyburn passed away at Southwood Nursing Home at the age of 78 years. Predeceased by his parents, Frederick and Lena Dolinski, and by two brothers: Alex and Joe Dolinski. Stanley is survived by two brothers: Fred Dolinski and Tony Dolinski, both of Weyburn and by three nephews; Allan (Diane) Dolinski, Martin (Michelle) Dolinski and Marvin (Theresa) Dolinski, all of Vancouver, BC as well as two great nephews: David and Ian Dolinski. Stanley was born August 24, 1924 at Regina to Fred and Lena Dolinski. He was raised on the farm at Montmartre and took his schooling to grade 8 at Montmartre. He served with the SSR at Weyburn in the 2nd World War, being discharged in 1945. After the War, Stanley lived at Weyburn until 1954, then moved to Calgary, AB where he resided until his passing. During his life, Stanley did some farming, then took up auto body work in Weyburn. He owned his own auto body shop in Calgary. Stanley enjoyed fishing and he had an ear for music. He enjoyed playing the fiddle and played for many dances. He was involved with his church in Weyburn then in Calgary. Stanley liked to help people and will be remembered as a very generous man. A memorial service will be held Friday, August 22, 2003 at 11:00 a.m. from Blessed Trinity Ukrainian Catholic Church, Weyburn with Father Andrei Kachur officiating. Interment to follow in Green Acres Memorial Gardens, Weyburn.
DOLINSKI - Tony. On Sunday, July 22, 2007, Tony Dolinski age 79 years, passed away peacefully at the Regina General Hospital with his brother Fred, nephew Martin and friends by his side. He was predeceased by his parents, Frederick and Lena Dolinski; three brothers: Joseph, Alex and Stanley Dolinski; and sister-in-law, Nettie Dolinski. Tony is survived by his brother, Fred Dolinski, Weyburn; his nephews: Alan (Diane) Dolinski and their sons, David and Ian, Martin (Michele) Dolinski and Marvin Dolinski, all of Vancouver, BC; the Szwetz family, as well as numerous cousins and friends. Tony was born in Regina on January 30, 1928. They lived in Montmartre and attended school in Wolseley. In 1942, he moved with his father, mother and brothers to Cedoux. He worked for rural telephones for about four years. He then spent time working for the R.M. of Wellington for eight years. Tony farmed with his brother Fred up until the time of his passing. He was a member of the third degree Knights of Columbus and was a long time member of Holy Trinity Ukrainian Catholic Church in Weyburn. Tony enjoyed curling, playing cards with friends and spending time with friends for coffee. He also enjoyed farming and going to Weyburn Red Wing hockey games. Prayers were held at RD Family Funeral Chapel, Weyburn, on Wednesday, July 25, at 7:00 p.m. The funeral service was held on Thursday, July 26, at St. Vincent de Paul Roman Catholic Church at 11:00 a.m. with Father Leonard Romanow and Father Gerry Bauche celebrants. The active pallbearers were: Andrew Hutyra, David Hutyra, Steven Szwetz, Kevin Szwetz, Rod Audette and Brian Lee. Interment followed at Green Acres Memorial Gardens, Weyburn.
DOMES - Evangeline "Vangie" Frances (nee Keyowski). Unexpectedly, Vangie - wife, mother, grandmother, and sister passed away on June 10, 2005 at the age of 60. She is predeceased by her parents: Emil and Doris Keyowski; and her sister: Debbie Ahlgren. She leaves to mourn her passing her husband: Jack Domes of Weyburn; two daughters: Denise (Bill) Parrell of Regina and their children, Ashley and Ryan; and Kimberley (Joe) MacNeil of Swan River, MB and their children, Adam, Josh and Scott; one son: Quienten (Dawne) Domes of Weyburn and their children, Ethan and Tyler; brother-in-law: Ted Ahlgren; one sister: Emilia (Terry) Cipiwynich of Edmonton, AB and their children, Blair and Garrett; brothers- and sisters-in-law: Randy (Tina) Domes, Oliver, BC, Eileen (Pete) Lychuk, Swan River, MB, Ruth (Dick) Guabe, Regina Beach, Joyce (Lawrence) Hala, Saskatoon, Phyllis Berg, Bellevue, Washington, David (Jeanette) Domes, Qualicum Beach, BC, Sharon (Jim) Babcock, Saskatoon; numerous nieces and nephews, and many other close relatives and friends. Vangie was born on August 30, 1944 in Canora. She grew up in Porcupine, where as a young girl she enjoyed playing baseball, particularly back catcher. She moved to Weyburn in 1963 where she lived in residence and worked at the Saskatchewan Hospital as a nurse's aide. It was in Weyburn that she met Jack and they were married on April 4, 1964. After living in Talmage and Francis, they moved to Weyburn in 1972 where they raised their three children. Vangie had various jobs but worked the longest at the Weyburn General Hospital for 25+ years as a nurse's aide and as a patient registration clerk. She also spent a lot of time working on the family farm, cooking, combining, hauling grain, gardening and whatever was needed to do. Vangie enjoyed many hobbies. She loved to curl, garden, bake, make quilts with her friend, Charmain, crotchet, knit, ride horses, and read. She was an excellent cook and everyone enjoyed her meals especially her perogies and mushroom sauce. Vangie loved traveling with Jack and with her sister and brother-in-law, Debbie and Ted Ahlgren. In particular, she enjoyed Vegas. Vangie was an active member of the local CUPE, Lutheran Church and the Legion. Vangie was very proud of her family and loved getting together with them all. She enjoyed life to the fullest and was always the life of the party. A great wife, mother, grandmother and friend will be greatly missed. The funeral service for Vangie Domes was held on Monday, June 13, at 2:00 p.m. at Zion Lutheran Church, Weyburn with Pastor Martin Olson and Marjorie McLeod officiating. The active pallbearers were Jack McKay, Rick Guabe, Ron Guabe, Joe MacNeil, Bill Parrell, Bruce Westerlund and Owen Westerlund. All in attendance were considered honorary pallbearers. Interment followed at Green Acres Memorial Gardens, Weyburn.
DOMES - John Robert (Jack). After a lengthy and courageous battle with cancer, Dad passed away on July 10, 2007 at the age of 68 years. He is predeceased by his wife, Vangie Domes, his parents Carl and Lydia Domes, his sister-in-law Debbie Ahlgren and brother-in-law Bill Berg. Jack leaves to mourn his passing his children: Denise (Bill) Parrell of Regina, and their children Ashley and Ryan; Kimberly (Joe) MacNeil of Milestone, and their children Adam, Joshua and Scott; Quienten (Dawne) Domes of Weyburn, and their children Ethan and Tyler; his brothers and sisters: Eileen (Pete) Lychuk of Swan River, MB, Ruth (Dick) Gaube of Regina Beach, Randy (Tina) Domes of Keremoes, BC, Joyce (Lawrence) Hala of Saskatoon, Phyllis Berg of Bellvue, Washington, David (Jeanette) Domes of Qualicum Beach, BC, Sharon (Jim) Babcock of Saskatoon, brother-in-law Ted Ahlgren of Winnipeg, MB and numerous nieces and nephews and many other close relatives and friends. Jack was born on November 9, 1938 in Weyburn. Dad began his love of farming as he grew up on the farm 13 miles north east of Weyburn and helped his father Carl with various chores. As he grew up he enjoyed horseback riding and pretending to be Roy Rogers or Red Ryder - movies he would watch on Saturday afternoons in Weyburn. Dad moved from horses to horsepower when he was 16 and loved various types of cars - especially the Ford models. Jack met Vangie in Weyburn. They were married on April 4, 1964. After living in Talmage and Francis, they moved to Weyburn in 1972 where they raised their three children. Dad was a "jack of all trades" holding several different jobs throughout his life. At 17 years old he worked on the pipeline and then was employed by the Department of Highways. He worked as a geophysical surveyor in a camp north of Flin Flon, MB for three winters for the Hudson Bay Mining Co. Following his marriage, he was a grain buyer in Talmage and Francis for the Federal Grain Co. When the family moved to Weyburn Jack was a still and mash operator at Central Canadian Distillers. Jack's first love was the farm and he continued to work with his father during these years of other employment. He decided to make farming his main occupation in 1982, which he continued up until his death. The farm was his passion and helped him get through the tough times of his life. Jack was an active member of Zion Lutheran Church in Weyburn where he was baptized, confirmed, served on council and helped out during regular church services. Dad was a member of the Legion. As well, he was one of the founding shareholders of Price Rite Fuels. Dad had several hobbies. He enjoyed the outdoors including hunting, fishing, boating, snowmobiling and quading. He enjoyed playing the guitar and singing his specialties - Johnny Cash songs at family gatherings. He enjoyed sports such as curling, hockey and baseball as a young boy, and watching the Weyburn Red Wings play from his season ticket seat. He especially enjoyed watching his grandchildren play hockey, baseball, soccer and basketball. He enjoyed attending rodeos and auction sales as well as visiting with neighbors and friends over a cup of coffee. Jack and his wife Vangie spent many years traveling throughout the States and Canada. Dad was a kind, gracious and genuine man who would help his family and friends whenever he was needed. He had incredible will and strength during his battle with cancer. He continued to visit with family and friends - even up until his passing. He was able to seed all of his land this spring with the help of his son and partner, Quienten even though he was extremely weakened by cancer. He was very proud of his three children for all the accomplishments they achieved in their lives. The funeral service was held on Friday, July 13, at 2:00 p.m. at Zion Lutheran Church in Weyburn, with Pastor Martin Olson officiating. Active pallbearers were: Bill Parrell, Ryan Parrell, Joe MacNeil, Harvey Johnson, Ted Ahlgren and Dustin Babcock. His grandchildren were considered his honorary pallbearers. Interment followed at Green Acres Memorial Gardens, Weyburn. A heartfelt thank-you to Dr. Shwe, the 3rd floor nursing staff, housekeeping staff and the dietary staff of the Weyburn General Hospital for their compassionate care and support for Dad and his family during his stay at the hospital. As well, thank you to Ruby Schultz for helping Dad with his lunches and all of Dad's friends and family for the many visits while he was in the hospital.
DOMES - William John. On Friday, July 5, 2002, William 'Bill' John Domes, late of Weyburn, passed away at Souris Valley Extended Care Centre at the age of 80 years. He was predeceased by his parents, his first wife Dorothy, second wife Isabel and two sisters, Lil and Margaret. Bill will be lovingly remembered by his wife Hilda of Weyburn, his son Jim, and grandchildren Trustin, Cameron, Crisha, Trinity (Kent) Dignean, Rachel and Brooke of Saskatoon; sisters Ethel (Peter) Berezowski of Landis; Mabel (Bill) Hoppe, Biggar; and Dorothy (Bill) Kozoriz of Maidstone; brothers George (Martha), Elmer (Lois) of Biggar and Leonard (Ann) of Meota. Also surviving are his step daughters Shirley (Lorne) Bjorklund, Weyburn; Iris (Elmer) Rushton of Innisfail, AB; Kathleen (Darrell) Wagner of Saskatoon and Janice (Grant) Nystrom and children of Meacham. He will also be missed by his sisters-in-law and brothers-in-law, numerous step grandchildren and step great grandchildren, nieces, nephews and friends. Bill was born on January 4, 1922 near Biggar and was raised on the family farm. He served in the Canadian army overseas. After returning he worked at different jobs and then signed up as an agent for Saskatchewan Wheat Pool working at Salter and in Kinley for 31 years. Bill retired to Weyburn in 1979. He enjoyed gardening, visiting his family and friends. He was a kind and loving person and will be greatly missed by us all. Bill was admitted to the Souris Valley Care Centre in December 1999 with Alzheimer's disease. Funeral service was held in Weyburn Monday, July 8 at 11 a.m. from Grace United Church with Rev. Gary Goran officiating and in Biggar United Church on Tuesday, July 9 at 2 p.m. with Rev. Tinio of North Battleford officiating. Interment followed in Rosemount cemetery near Biggar.
DONISON - William 'Bill' late of Weyburn, passed away January 10, 2005 at the age of 89 years. Predeceased by his parents, Steve and Rosie Donison; a daughter, Cindy Ann Donison; a granddaughter, Annette Donison; a step-son Dennis Yuskiw; two brothers, George and Elie; a sister, Doris Miller and four brother-in-laws. Bill leaves to mourn his wife, Florence Donison of Weyburn; two daughters, Delores Latchford, Bowmanville, ON and Debbie Bigoraj of La Ronge; four sons, Jim (Rita) Donison of Weyburn, Dale Donison, Selkirk, MB, Robert Donison (Karen), Weyburn, and Tim Donison of Moose Jaw; 16 grandchildren, 14 great grandchildren; three sisters, Mary Panda, Regina, Helen Scorovonski, Moose Jaw, and Annie Morris of Regina, as well as numerous nieces and nephews. Bill was born on October 10, 1915 to Steve and Rosie Donison. As a child, his parents raised him in the Greek Orthodox faith. On February 17, 1961 he married Florence Grace Yuskiw. Bill farmed for 35 years and then was employed with the City of Weyburn. He then worked at the Weyburn Union Hospital for 25 years, until his retirement. Bill loved all animals and enjoyed flowers very much. A memorial service was held on Friday, January 14 at 2:00 p.m. from RD Family Memorial Funeral Chapel, Weyburn with Captain Raelene Russell officiating. Interment will follow at a later date at Hillcrest Cemetery, Weyburn.
DOREY - Iva Elizabeth (nee Paton). On Saturday, December 29, 2007, Iva Elizabeth Dorey passed away at Weyburn Special Care Home at the age of 91 years. Predeceased by her parents, William and Janet Paton; her husband, Joseph Dorey and one sister, Hilda Buckingham. Iva will be lovingly remembered by her two sisters, Ruth Gowans and Beatrice (Harold) McClinton, both of B.C. as well as numerous nieces, nephews, relatives and friends. Iva Elizabeth Dorey was born November 14, 1916 near Yellow Grass, on the Johnston farm. She was the oldest of four daughters and as her mother died at a young age, Iva helped her father with the farm work. After graduating from Grade 12, she went on to Nursing School in Regina, becoming an R.N. On July 3, 1948, Iva married Joe Dorey in Regina. They moved to Weyburn where she worked as a Public Health Nurse and taught practical nursing at the Weyburn Mental Hospital. Iva studied reflexology which she practiced for many years, with many clients. Joe passed away on September 23, 1972. Iva was involved with the United Church Women, the Horticultural Society, Prairie Rose Chapter #4, a Co-op member and a long standing member of the NDP party. She served as Head Matron of Eastern Star and received various horticultural awards. Iva enjoyed knitting, crocheting, sewing, genealogy and loved gardening. She will be sadly missed by all she knew and loved. Funeral service was held Thursday, January 3, 2008 at 2:00 p.m. from Grace United Church, Weyburn, with Rev. Barnabas officiating. Interment followed in Hillcrest Cemetery, Weyburn. Pallbearers were: Monty Bissett, Scott Stronge, Dennis Kress, Wayne Schmidt, Ross McKechnie and Derek Stronge.
DORSCH - Gladys Mildred (nee Clark), late of Weyburn, passed away on Tuesday April 5, 2005 at the age of 86. Gladys was predeceased by her parents, Albert James and Lottie Clark; her first husband, Gordon Ross; a son Delawayne Ross; second husband Charlie Dorsch; a sister Murleen Botting; brothers, Sandy, Marshall, Emerald, Orlin and Donald Clark; a step daughter, Loretta Cozman. She leaves to mourn her brothers, Harold and Keith Clark; sons, Dennis Leadley, Willard Lamirande and Clarence Broten; step-daughter, Rita Ryalls and many nieces, nephews and grandchildren. The Service of Remembrance for Gladys will be held on Saturday, April 30, at 1:30 p.m. from RD Family Memorial Funeral Chapel, Weyburn, with Rev. Catherine Harper officiating. Interment will follow in Hillcrest Cemetery, Weyburn. All in attendance will be considered Honorary Pallbearers.
DORSCH - Karl 'Charlie' Frederick. On Monday, March 5, 2001, Karl 'Charlie' Frederick Dorsch, late of Weyburn, passed away at Souris Valley Extended Care Centre, at the age of 92 years. Predeceased by his parents, Karl and Marie Dorsch; one daughter, Loretta Cozman; four brothers: Alex, Albert, Robert and Paul; one sister, Mary; and one step-son, Delwayne Ross. Charlie is survived by his loving wife of 52 years, Gladys Dorsch of Weyburn; one daughter, Rita (Ken) Ryalls of Edmonton; two foster sons: Clarence Broten of Calgary and Dennis Leadley of Airdrie, AB; one sister, Minnie (Phillip) Geransky of Hepburn, SK; eight grandchildren; numerous great grandchildren and nieces and nephews. Charlie was born November 19, 1909 at Lawton, Oklahoma. The family immigrated to Canada in 1910 and lived at Leader, SK. They came to Weyburn in 1926 and purchased a farm at Ralph, where they settled down. He was predeceased by his first wife, Irene (Drewes) and married Gladys Ross on July 16, 1948 at Miles City, Montana. Charlie sold Massey Harris, later Massey Ferguson at Weyburn for 42 years until he retired. Charlie and Gladys bred and raised Arabian horses at Horseshoe Hollow Ranch for many years. He was also an avid hunter and loved to fish. Charlie knew most people in the area as he was very outgoing and friendly. He was a real "people person." A memorial service was held Friday, March 9 at 2:00 p.m. from Fletcher Funeral Chapel, Weyburn, with Pastor Ron Bestvater officiating. Interment will be at a later date in Hillcrest Cemetery, Weyburn.
DORWART - Rozina 'Rose'. On Monday, February 22, 1999, Rozina "Rose" Dorwart, late of Weyburn passed away at the age of 86 years. Rose was born on December 23, 1912 in a German speaking community in Romania. She was the second child of Cristof and Rebecca Scholp. Their community was shattered by W.W. I and in 1929 the family emigrated to a new life in the Bateman area of Sask. On October 18, 1934 Rose married August Dorwart and in 1942 they moved to the South Weyburn district to begin farming on their own. Rose did everything around the farm from taking care of livestock, working out in the field with August to finding time for her vegetable garden and flowers. But life was not all work, there were the summer holidays with her family or just dancing and listening to music with family and friends. In 1974 health considerations led to leaving the farm to move into Weyburn and final retirement in 1978. The whole family was involved in building their new house on 13th Street. Rose and August started going south for the winter, getting involved in bowling, cards and coffeeing with friends and neighbors. Life was filled with church, singing in the choir, baking, handicrafts and helping with the grandchildren. August passed away in 1989 and in 1990 Rose moved to Rhineland Towers. On January 19 she was hospitalized and passed away peacefully surrounded by her loving family. She will be remembered for her soft heart, and her special relationship with her grandchildren and great grandchildren. She showed her love in many ways whether it was a hug, a pair of hand knit slippers, or some of her wonderful German food. Rose was predeceased by her parents, Christopher and Rebecca Scholp; her husband, August Dorwart; three sisters, one brother; and one great granddaughter, Krista Whiteside. Rose is survived by three daughters: Florence (Ron) Benning of Weyburn; Evelyn (Lawrence) Forand of Calgary; and Rosalie (Dorlyn) Killian of Weyburn; 15 grandchildren; 34 great grandchildren; one brother, Martin (Evelyn) Scholp of Weyburn; as well as numerous nieces and nephews. Prayers were said Tuesday, February 23 from Fletcher Funeral Chapel, Weyburn. The funeral service was held Wednesday, February 24 at 2:30 p.m. from Zion Lutheran Church, Weyburn, with Pastor Ron Bestvater officiating. Interment followed at Green Acres Memorial Gardens, Weyburn. Honorary pallbearers were all those people in attendance. The active pallbearers were her grandsons: Rod Benning, Lorne Forand, Kevin Benning, Glen Killian, Blaine Forand and Miles Killion. The eulogy was given by Pat Larsen and Kevin Benning, grandchildren of Rose.
DOUGLAS - Christina (nee MacDonald) Douglas, late of Weyburn, passed away August 13, 2013, at the age of 96 years. Christina was predeceased by her husband, Albert Douglas; parents, William and Jessie MacDonald; sisters, Nina Patterson, Rhoda Forseth; brother William MacDonald. Christina is survived by her sons: Ross, Bruce, Owen (Donalda), Eric (Linda); sister Alice Miller; nine grandchildren; nine great grandchildren as well as nieces and nephews. Throughout her life Chrissie involved herself in many community activities. She served on 4H Club booth committees, McTaggart Hall committees, Prairie View Community Club, Queen Elizabeth Home & School, president, historian and catering committees for the Knox Presbyterian Church Women. She was a member of the Sir Frederick Haultain Chapter of the IODE, ECHO Magazine secretary, and served on the IODE’s Provincial Executive for five years. Sir Frederick’s hat is in the IODE section of the Weyburn Museum. She took a Floral Design course in Olds, Alberta in 1971 and worked in the Floral Arts Shop on 3rd St. in Weyburn.She served on the Weyburn Arts Council, Canada Week Discovery Train committee, Weyburn Diamond 73 committee, and compiled Weyburn City’s 75 Year History Book.Chrissie’s personal interests have included painting, ceramics, brush & ink artwork, calligraphy, horticulture, and of course her award winning back yard flower and perennial garden.For most of her life she sewed all her own clothes and was a member of the Priscilla Club, a Weyburn women’s sewing group. At various times in her life she enjoyed skating, curling, bowling, cross country skiing, and most of all, dancing. Chrissie also had a brief encounter with the Canadian Political Scene. Her husband Albert (Ab) was the MP for Assiniboia from 1968 until his untimely death in 1971. This was the beginning of the Trudeau era. Albert and Chrissie hosted a Trudeau visit to their farm north of McTaggart. Chrissie was also well traveled having returned to Scotland to visit relatives six times; attended the silver broom in Switzerland; a farm & ranch tour of Fiji, Australia, NZ Hawaii, Tahiti; and a Holy Land tour that covered Germany, Rome, Palestine, Jerusalem Holy Land including Oberammergau. She also spent several winters in Arizona. A private family graveside service will be held at a later date. Interment at Hillcrest Cemetery, Weyburn, SK.
DOUGLAS - Donald Shaw, late of Weyburn, passed away November 1, 2005 at the Weyburn General Hospital at the age of 91 years. Donald was predeceased by his mother and father, Clara and William Douglas, his wife, Evelyn, infant son, Gordon, and three brothers: Albert, Jack and Elmer. Don will be lovingly remembered by his family; two sons: Ed (Elaine) Douglas of McTaggart, and their children: Greg (Raelynn) Douglas of Regina, Maureen (Ray) DeCorby of Edmonton, AB, and Trevor (Shannon) Douglas of McTaggart; Paul (Rae) Douglas of Lloydminster, AB and their children: Tracy Douglas (Dennis Blowers) of Morinville, AB, Lexy Douglas (Ron Nielsen) of Sherwood Park, AB, and Lindsey (Jennifer) Douglas of Lloydminster, AB, 14 great grandchildren; one brother, Murray Douglas of Montreal, PQ; sisters-in-law: Chris, Fran and Yvonne Douglas and Dorothy Gracie; and many cousins, nieces and nephews. Donald Shaw Douglas was born March 14, 1914 at 6-15-24 W-2nd in the Briercrest area. He never recalled going to bed hungry, when he and his four brothers were young, even though they had nothing. His grandparents homesteaded at McTaggart, S.W. 4-10-15- W-2nd in 1898. At 15 years of age, Don rode horse back on a two day, 125 km journey in January from Pasqua, to McTaggart to join his brother, Albert (17), to operate their grandfather's farm on a trial basis, and they took over the farm by January, 1931. Life was very difficult in those years, there was little money and everyone worked hard almost every day of the year, holidays were unknown, but it was a good life anyway. In 1936, farming changed for the Douglas brothers, when they purchased their first Massy Harris tractor. On June 28, 1936, Don married Evelyn Donaldson at Medicine Lake, Montana and together they raised their family on the farm until their son, Ed returned from Winnipeg, MB to operate the farm. They moved into Weyburn in 1968, living at 621 Scott Street until moving to the condominium in 1993. In 1939, Don suffered a broken leg as a result of a horse rearing and falling on him. The accident occurred near the present Art Beck farm at Yellow Grass. Ernie Altwasser drove Don to the hospital in Weyburn, where ultimately his leg had to be amputated. He pursued his farming and social activities without missing a 'beat' for the next 66 years. Don was active in operating the local telephone company and was president from 1949 to 1954; he served on the board of Pioneer Place in Weyburn, was active in the Masonic Lodge, a life member of the Shriners, served on the School Board and several other boards. He enjoyed collecting model tractors and had an antique tractor collection. During the 30's and 40's, Don played the saxophone in a community band. He and Evelyn enjoyed travelling to warm places during the winter months, and he continued to travel after her passing. They were married for 56 years, and when he lost her, things were never quite the same. He was a lifetime farmer and a student of farming as recently as Friday. He remained involved with farming, always worrying about seeding and harvest. Don was an active participant in 'coffee row' to his final days. Don was a firm believer in 'Early to bed, early to rise'. He was always very interested in his family and had a special soft spot for cats. Don never stopped until the job was done. He will be lovingly remembered and sadly missed by all he knew and loved. The Douglas family would like to thank everyone who 'looked out' for Dad which allowed him to maintain his independent living to his final days. Thank you. A Memorial Service was held Saturday, November 5, at 2:00 p.m. from Knox Presbyterian Church, Weyburn, with Rev. Ross McMurtry officiating. Interment will be at a later date.
DOW - John Cuddie. On Sunday, August 29, 1999, John Cuddie (Jack) Dow, late of Weyburn, passed away at the Regina General Hospital at the age of 87 years. Predeceased by his parents, Thomas and Dot Dow; wife Irene in 1981; one brother and sister-in-law, Earl and Jean Ledingham; and a nephew, Harvey Ledingham. Jack is survived by one daughter, Patricia (Don) Funk of Pincher Creek, AB; three grandsons: Terry (Collette) Funk and their daughter, Melissa of Edmonton, AB; Jeff Funk of Edmonton; and Darren Funk of Innisfail, AB; two sisters-in-law: Ethel (Alf) Arendt of Havre, MT; and Elsie (Carl) Hoover of Racine, MN; and special friend, Doreen Wagner of Estevan. Jack was born October 4, 1911 at McTaggart, SK. He was an only child, his parents having come to Canada in 1910 from New Zealand. All of his relatives remained in New Zealand. Jack attended public school in Goodwater, SK and high school in Weyburn. On September 24, 1938 he married Olive Irene Ledingham. They farmed at Delight and Colgate before moving to Weyburn in 1951. Jack then worked for Barber Motors for 20 years as parts manager. Jack enjoyed playing cards, especially cribbage, fishing, and hunting big game and birds. He received his pilot's licence in 1968 and enjoyed flying his airplane. In 1986 he took a trip to New Zealand to visit his relatives and see the place called 'Dowfield' where his dad was born and raised. Jack was a member of the United Church, and a lifelong member of the Elks. He belonged to the Masons and Shriners, was past president of the Agricultural Society, and a charter member and first president of the Colgate Credit Union. A memorial service was held Friday, September 3, 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.
DOWKES - Elsie Margaret (nee Easom). Quietly, with family at her side, Elsie went home to her heavenly Father on Christmas morning. Elsie was born to John and Nellie (Cameron) Easom on the family farm, October 10, 1925. She received her education at Edgeworth and Ogema schools and later took a business course at Balfour Technical College, Regina. Elsie married Gordon Dowkes on October 29, 1947. They farmed together in the Edgeworth district for many years, retiring to Ogema in 1975. In 1985 Elsie and Gordon moved to Weyburn. Elsie was a true prairie woman who loved the land, watched with pride as the crops and garden grew, and enjoyed the changing seasons. Elsie was a woman of great commitment, faith and compassion. She dedicated herself to Gordon and was a marvelous role model to Margaret and Norma. Her faith in God was strong, She taught many children in Sunday School and enjoyed attending Bible studies. Her compassion was shown through the practical assistance she offered and the words of support she gave to many. When thinking of Elsie, the family is reminded of the words of Proverbs 31:28: "Her children rise up and call her blessed; Her husband also, and he praises her." Predeceased by her mother Nellie, father John, siblings Ina May, Kenneth Cameron and Fern Isabelle, she is survived by her husband Gordon, daughters Margaret Dowkes of Regina and Norma Kirkby (Richard) of Winnipeg and grandson Cameron Kirkby of Winkler, MB. She is also survived by brother Donald Easom (Alvina), of Winnipeg and sister in law, Bernice Douglas, of Carnduff and many nieces and nephews. A memorial service was held on Wednesday, December 31 at 2:00 p.m. at Calvary Baptist Church, Weyburn with Pastor Doug Loden officiating. Interment will take place at a later date.
DOWLING - Shirley Irene (nee Rimmer) of Regina, SK passed away peacefully on Wednesday, May 12, 2010 at the age of 56 years surrounded by family and friends after a courageous 18 month battle with Acute Myeloid Leukemia (AML). Shirley was born on August 4, 1953 in Weyburn, daughter of the late Mabel and Melvin Rimmer. She received her education in Talmage and Weyburn. After graduation she moved to Regina. In 1973 Shirley joined the staff of Dominion/Safeway. Shirley leaves cherished moments by her daughters, Tanya (Gary) Eberts, grandchildren, Mackenzie and Jaxon of Pilot Butte; Sheri Dowling, grandchildren Justin and Jordynn of Regina; brothers, Richard (Brenda), Tyla of Weyburn; Murray (Elaine), Kevin, Stacy and Karen of Moose Jaw. She is also survived by Tanya and Sheri’s father, Gary Dowling. Her family was the most important part of her life as she was of ours. Shirley cherished her grandchildren. Time spent with them was extra special and she was so proud of them. Her last vacation with Justin was a very special time. Sincere gratitude is extended to Shirley’s brothers, Richard, who donated his stem cells, Murray for his support, and special niece and caregiver, Stacy. A special thanks to Shirley’s good friends, Brian, Abdalbast, Barry, Carol, Fran and Joanne. We would like to give our many thanks to the staff and customers of Southland Safeway, Dr. Mcleod and Dr. Chalchal as well as the staff of Unit 3B and Palliative Care. Honorary Pallbearers: Brian McCartney, Abdalbast Ahmied, Barry Ressler and Kevan Hill. FLowers gratefully declined. Friends so wishing may make donations in memoriam to the Cancer Foundation with special interest to the bone marrow/stem cell transplants. Memorial service was held at 11:00 am on Monday, May 17, 2010 at First Baptist Church, 2241 Victoria Ave., Regina with Dr. Mark McKim officiating. Interment will take place at a later date in Weyburn.
DOWNING - Edna Mae (nee Barmby) passed away at the Tatagwa View Health Care Centre, Weyburn, on July 5th, 2005 at the age of 64 years. Edna Mae Downing was born in the Regina, on October 2, 1940. She was raised and went to school in the Lang area with her two brothers and one sister. She married her husband Leo Downing in a triple wedding with 3 Downing's (2 brothers and 1 sister), 2 Jablonski's (1 brother and 1 sister) and 1 Barmby (Edna). Edna was a cook at the Weyburn General Hospital for over 20 years, until she took an early retirement in about 2000 to care for her husband Leo. Shortly after she started working part time cooking at Hilltop Manor until taking ill in November 2003. She always loved her work. Edna loved to garden, cook, sew and for a number of years she also helped her husband run the concession at the Sports Arena. She loved to socialize with friends and family, and was always eager to lend a helping hand. Edna was a loving wife, mother and grandmother. Her family, friends and especially her grandchildren gave her great pride. To attend any activity, get together or special occasion was a must, but even something as simple as evening coffee or a visit was greeted with just as much enthusiasium. Your helping hand, good food and kind heart will be forever missed. Predeceased by her father, Ernest Barmby and loving husband, Leo Downing Edna will be lovingly remembered by her two daughters Debbie Stobart of Weyburn, and Donna (Ken) Kopeck of Weyburn; grandchildren, Rebecca, Cara and Nicole Stobart, Jason, Candice, Amanda and Jerod Kopeck; mother, Myrtle Barmby of Weyburn; son-in-law, Tony Stobart of Weyburn; two brothers, Bill (Marj) Barmby of Melville, and Len (Jean) Barmby of Spruce Grave, Ab and one sister, June (Merv) Waddell of Yellow Grass, as well as numerous nieces, nephews, in-laws, relatives and friends. A Funeral Mass was held Saturday, July 9th, 2005 at 10:00 A.M. from St. Vincent de Paul Roman Catholic Church, Weyburn, with Father Gerry Bauche officiating. Prayers were held Friday, July 8th, 2005 at 7:00 P.M. from Fletcher Funeral Chapels. Active Pallbearers were Rebecca Stobart, Cara Stobart, Nicole Stobart, Candice Kopeck, Amanda Kopeck, Jerod Kopeck and Jason Kopeck.
DOWNING - Leo Alvie. On Sunday, February 17, 2002, Leo Alvie Downing, late of Weyburn, passed away at the Weyburn General Hospital, at the age of 71 years. Predeceased by his mother, Rosa Downing, his father, Alvie Downing; two step brothers: Fred Hill and David Hill; father-in-law, Ernest Barmby and one brother-in-law, Harold McIntosh. Leo is survived by his loving wife, Edna Downing of Weyburn; two daughters: Debbie (Tony) Stobart of Weyburn and Donna (Ken) Kopeck of Weyburn; seven grandchildren: Rebecca, Cara and Nicole Stobart; Jason, Candice, Amanda and Jerod Kopeck; four brothers: Joe (Anita) Downing of Weyburn, Lawrence (Margaret) Downing of Vanscoy; Ernie (Betty) Downing of Weyburn and Mel Downing of Edmonton; three sisters: Jeanette McIntosh of Stoughton, Marie Burgess of Weyburn and Lorraine (Bill) Jablonski of Stoughton; two sisters-in-law: Edna Hill of Weyburn and Dorothy Hill of Weyburn; and many nieces and nephews. Leo Alvie Downing was born February 19, 1930 at Bryant. He was raised in the Bryant-Forget area. On July 11, 1958 he married Edna Barmby in Weyburn in a triple wedding with three from the Downing clan, two from the Jablonski's and Edna. They have resided in Weyburn and area for most of their life. Leo was employed by the Dept. of Highways in the early years, then in approximately 1969 he lost most of his sight and joined the CNIB. He pursued blind crafts, creating beautiful crafts of reed. He also operated the concession at the Weyburn Sports Arena for many years and was affectionally known as "Pops." Leo also had strong family ties and even though his sight was nearly nil, he still went to the grandchildren's hockey, curling, or ball games - it meant so much just to be there. Regular outings for coffee with his brothers or in-laws kept him in touch with all those important to him. He will be sadly missed and lovingly remembered by all he knew and loved. Prayers were said Tuesday, February 19 at 7:00 p.m. from Fletcher Funeral Chapel with Father Francis Hengen presiding. The funeral mass was held Wednesday, February 20 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. The active pallbearers were Rick Davis, Trevor Hughes, Don McIntosh, Les Hill, Gordon Downing and Randy Burgess.
DOYLE - Melvin Lewis. On Tuesday, July 10, 2001 Melvin Lewis Doyle, late of Weyburn, passed away at the Weyburn General Hospital at the age of 77 years. Predeceased by his brother Gerald, his parents, James and Vera Doyle and by his wife, Muriel. Melvin is survived by his children: Valerie (Jerome) Nimegeers of Swift Current and their children: Jason and his son Joshua, and Jennelle; Lloyd (Debbie) Doyle of Calgary, AB, and their children: Brenna, Aaron and Ryan; Sharon (Glen) Schultz of Weyburn and their children: Chantel and Maryssa; one sister, Doreen (Jim) Dunbar of Little Bear Lake; brother-in-law, Don (Maggie) Pretty of Weyburn, as well as nieces, nephews, brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law. Melvin Lewis Doyle was born December 14, 1923 at Viewfield, the son of Jim and Vera Doyle. He lived in several small communities in S.E. Saskatchewan as a child as his father worked for the C.N.R. railroad. After receiving his grade 12, Melvin took the accredited John Deere mechanical courses. On January 12, 1952 he married Muriel Irene Pretty in the United Church. They purchased their first home in 1952 and they lived there all their lives. Melvin was employed at the John Deere dealership for 42 years. He retired in November of 1988. He enjoyed hunting and fishing. He was a real handyman, tinkering, fixing and repairing things around the house. Melvin loved having coffee with his friends. He was a lifetime member of the Weyburn Elks Club, and supported many charities, and was always willing to give of himself. His main focus in life was to be a loving husband, father and grandfather. We'll miss receiving his cards on special occasions. A memorial service was held Thursday, July 12 at 2:00 p.m. from Grace United Church, Weyburn, with Rev. John Ferrier officiating. Interment followed in Green Acres Memorial Gardens, Weyburn. Pallbearers were: Mel Watson, Aaron Doyle, Cliff Dechant and Jason Nimegeers. All Melvin's friends were considered to be honorary pallbearers.
DREGER - Frances Ann (nee Poole) passed away peacefully with her family by her side on Wednesday, June 30, 2010 at the age of 92 years, at the Weyburn Special Care Home. Frances was predeceased by her husband, Ernest Dreger (1990); her siblings, Daniel, Earl, George, Charlie, Ella, Violet and Doris; her son-in-law, William Watson and her parents, Nathanial and Florence Poole. Frances was born in Stoughton on July 21, 1917 to Nathanial and Florence Poole. She grew up on the family farm at Stoughton, graduation from high School in 1932. On October 9th, 1936, Frances married Ernest Dreger. They resided on the family farm at Yellow Grass until 1974, when they retired. After a short stay in Yellow Grass, they purchased a home on Duke Street in Weyburn where she lived and gardened until 2003, when she moved into the Weyburn Special Care Home. Frances was an active member of the Eastern Star, Zion Lutheran Church and the Wheatland Seniors Centre. A devoted farmers wife, mother and grandmother, Frances had few equals when it came to sewing, making quilts, preserving garden produce, and preparing fried chicken. Her three passions in life were her family, serving scrumptious lunches to family and friends who came to visit, and Cribbage. During the last few years of her life, Frances will be fondly remembered for being an active participant in any and all activities that were made available for residents of the Weyburn Special Care Home. Left to cherish her memory are her family, three daughters: Merle Watson of Yellow Grass, Beverly (Gary) Broker of Nipawin and Doreen (Mike) Roberts of Swift Current; her grandchildren: Shane (Judy) Watson, Kevin (Erin) Watson, Cindy (Darren) Crozier, Blaine (Diana) Broker, Lori Broker, Trevor (Laura)Broker, Blake (Justine) Broker, Marc (Hee Jung) Roberts and Sara Roberts; 17 great-grandchildren: Leah, Brett, Zachary Watson, Andrea, Daniel Watson, Dylan, Kyle, Rocky, Payge Crozier, Riley, Bill, Amber Broker, Alexandra Broker, Scott Broker, Yohanna, Theodoor Broker and Noah Roberts as well as numerous nieces, nephews, relatives and friends. Frances will be sadly missed by all who knew this kind and gentle lady with her quick and infectious smile. Funeral services were held Saturday, Jully 3, 2010 from Zion Lutheran Church, Weyburn with Marj McLeod, CLA OYellow Grass Cemetery, Yellow Grass. The Pallbearers were her great grandsons: Riley Broker, Zachary Watson, Kyle Crozier, Bill Broker, Daniel Watson, Rocky Crozier and Dylan Crozier.
DREGER - Hazel Elinore (nee Johnson) July 14, 1913 - July 14, 2004 passed away in the Regina General Hospital. Hazel was born and raised in the Lampman area where she met Rudy Dreger and they got married in 1936. They tried farming for a while and then Rudy worked for the Saskatchewan Wheat Pool. They then moved to Lampman where they built a theatre and a few years later they built another in Stoughton. They sold the theater in Stoughton and moved to Regina where Hazel worked at the Serwood Co-op until Rudy was injured in a car accident and became a paraplegic. Hazel then retired from the Co-op to take care of Rudy. Hazel became adept at maneuvering the wheel chair in and out of the car which she did for 25 years. Rudy and Hazel moved to Weyburn in about 1970. Rudy passed away in 1991. Hazel continued being a faithful church-goer and loved playing cards at the Wheatland Senior Center in Weyburn. Before Hazel started losing her eyesight she enjoyed making quilts, afghans, and watching the Blue Jays play baseball, and she was an avid fan of the Weyburn Red Wings. Hazel loved gardening and especially loved pansies and her Sugar Daddies. She will be greatly missed by all her family and special sister-in-law Annie, as well as her many friends from church and buddies from the Wheatland Senior Center. She was predeceased by her husband Rudy Dreger; her mother and father, Charles and Rose Johnson; brothers Ted and Clarence Johnson; sisters Freda Weiler and Sylvia Olson. She is also predeceased by her grandchildren Chantelle Dreger, Cheryl Knibbs, Ward and Warren Knibbs; and her great grandson, Dustin Knox. She is survived by her daughter, Elaine (Wayne) Knibbs; sons, Larry (Elana) Dreger, and Dennis (Vickie) Dreger; grandchildren, Gail (Gerry) Dube, Sharla (Kim) Folk, Deannda (Kelly) Vandesype, Daylee (Al) Marr, Dean Dreger, Kimberly Dreger, and Corey Dreger; great grandchildren, Tyler, Seth, Troy Dube, Christopher Knox, Shane and Paige Vandesype, Amber Kotylak, Steel and Willow Marr, Ashley and Riley Dreger; and great-great grandson, Nicholas; sister, Clara Williamson; sisters-in-law, Anna Wilkinson and Kay Johnson; as well as many nieces and nephews. Funeral service was held Tuesday July 20, at 2:00 pm from Zion Lutheran Church, Weyburn. With Reverend Virgil Anderson, officiating. The pallbearers were Kelly Van de Sype, Kim Folk, Al Marr, Gerry Dube, Shane Druck and Shane Van de Sype. Interment followed the service at Green Acres Memorial Gardens, Weyburn.
DREGER - Maryanna Rosalia (nee Szostak) passed away peacefully in Nipawin Union Hospital, Monday, September 16, 2002 at 88 years of age. Predeceased by her parents, Leo Szostak and Maria (nee Tokarz); her husband Frederich Dreger; an infant son John Dreger; two grandsons: Allan Decksheimer and Kyle Dreger; three brothers: Anthony, Louis and John Szostak; as well as two sisters: Martha Dix and Gertrude Neneth. She leaves to mourn her children: Marlene (Herb) Decksheimer of Winnipeg, MB; Shirley (Don) Scott of Holyrood, ON; Clarence (Carlee) Dreger of Langenburg; and Robert Dreger of Nipawin with whom she made her home for the last 16 years. She also leaves her 12 grandchildren: Florence, Cindy, Mark, Greg, Terry and Kathy Decksheimer, Randy and Brent Scott and Travis, Randy, Kenny and Neal Dreger; 28 great grandchildren, in addition to one great great granddaughter; four sisters: Anna Eckhert of Stoughton; Monica Szostak of Phoenix, Arizona; Margaret (Jim) Allen of Edmonton, AB and Florence Szostak of Calgary, AB, as well as many nieces, nephews and friends. Mary was born on August 8, 1914 on the family farm near Rainton and was baptized at Holy Trinity Catholic Church, Cedoux. She was the first daughter in a family of three boys and seven girls. Her education was obtained in Weyburn, receiving honours for the Gr. 8 final exams that were written at the Weyburn Collegiate. While employed at a Regina hotel she met Fred Dreger. They were married at St. Anthony's Catholic Church in Regina on February 15, 1941, with Rudolph Dreger and Martha Szostak as attendants. Fred had been the foreman for Stan Ross Enterprise, so Mary was soon hired as cook for this farming crew, preparing and serving meals in their cook car. (This land is now the location of the Co-op Oil Refinery and Ross Avenue was named in his memory.) On December 15, 1941, son Clarence was born in Regina. Fred enlisted in the Royal Canadian Army in July 1943. He served overseas in England, Africa, Italy and Belgium. During this time they corresponded regularly. How-ever, Mary was deeply concerned when she didn't receive a single word from her hubby for several months, only to receive a bundle of 21 letters via special delivery! After Fred's discharge in January 1946 the family moved to Yellow Grass where Mary once again operated from a cook car as cook, this time for the R.M. of Scott #99 maintenance crew, as Fred was one of the workers. A second son, Bob, was born on October 4, 1950. Their next move was to McTaggart. Mary, the spotless housekeeper and fantastic cook, always had supper promptly prepared for her husband as he returned from his daily work with the Canadian Pacific Railroad. In the mid 50's they moved to Weyburn where Fred was employed by the Saskatchewan Brewery's Bottle Exchange while Mary worked at the Union Hospital as a nurse's aide. Her gift of gab and friendly humor were appreciated by the patients as well as fellow workers. The Dregers were active in the Lutheran church and kept in touch with many friends and relatives. Mary sadly missed her husband of 33 years when Fred passed away suddenly in 1974. By 1986 she and her son Bob, moved to Nipawin, where he could practice his barbering occupation. A memorial service was held at Zion Lutheran Church, Nipawin, on Friday, September 20 with Rev. John Blum officiating. Interment followed on Saturday, September 21 at Memorial Gardens Cemetery, Weyburn.
DREHER - Vernon James. On Monday, May 20, 2002, Vernon James Dreher, late of Weyburn, passed away at the Weyburn General Hospital, at the age of 83 years. Predeceased by his parents, Albert and Louise Dreher; one son, Donald Dreher; two brothers: Henry Dreher and Reuben Dreher. Vernon is survived by his wife of 56 years, Florence Dreher of Weyburn and their family: Allan (Donna) Dreher of Delisle and their children: Jeremy (Tomoko), Sean and his son, Austin, Rueben and Donavon; daughter-in-law, Diane of Yorkton and children: Michelle (Kevin) and their daughter, Jalynn; Krista (Kent) and their daughters: Maykala and Tia and Mark (Wendy); James (Jennifer) Dreher of San Antonio, Texas and their children: Nicole and Christopher; three sisters: Mary (Irwin) Hainsworth of Redvers, Lavern Brenholen of Weyburn and Lillian (Matt) Zimmerman of Weyburn; one brother, Wilbert Dreher of Winnipeg, as well as many nieces and nephews. Vernon James Dreher was born October 31, 1918 at Maxim. He was raised on a farm north of Bromhead. Vernon helped his father on the farm and attended Romford School until grade eight. In 1942 he joined the army and served overseas with the British Columbia Dragoons until his discharge in 1946. On June 12, 1946, Vernon married Florence Toovey at the community of Christ Church in Weyburn. They farmed north of Bromhead until retiring to Weyburn 28 years ago. Vernon was also an army instructor at Camp Dundurn and worked with the Saskatchewan Wheat Pool Farm Service Division. He was a Pastor and Elder of the Community of Christ Church, as well as District Youth Leader. He spent many years helping as camp caretaker at the Hills of Peace campgrounds at Provost, AB. He was a member of the Romford School Board, Bromhead School Board and Lyndale School Board, on the Rural Telephone Board of Directors and a rural telephone repairman. Vernon enjoyed fishing, camping, berry picking, playing cards and tinkering with anything mechanical. He had a great sense of humor and it was said that the best trick he played on his mother was being born on Halloween. His favorite saying was "Let's not, and say we did." Vernon was a very loving and caring husband, father, grandfather and great grandfather. Funeral service was held Friday, May 24 at 2:00 p.m. from Knox Presbyterian Church, Weyburn, with Robert Klombies officiating. Interment followed in Green Acres memorial Gardens, Weyburn. Rev. John Ferrier presided at the Royal Canadian Legion Last Post Service. Honorary pallbearers were: Ruth and Harold Pederson, Eric and Esther Verity, Louise and Brendon Carroll, Leonard and Alice Jenson, Archie Howard and Elsie Lenz. The active pallbearers were: Troy Anderson, Michael Bloor, Perry Brenholen, Roy Bavle, Larry Toovey and Laurin Dreher.
DREIS - Phyllis Dreis (nee Hamilton). On Tuesday, July 28, 2001, Phyllis Dreis of Weyburn, passed away peacefully at Weyburn Special Care Home with loving granddaughter, Penny Burgess at her side. She was predeceased by her parents, John and Nettie Hamilton; husband of 67 years, Cliff Dreis; sons: Mervin and Gary Dreis; sister, Keitha; brother, Jack; granddaughter, Jane Mabee and her son Michael; daughter-in-law, Jeanette Dreis; brother and sister-in-law, Roman and Olivienne Dreis. Phyllis is survived by her sister, Norma Hopkins and husband Joe of Regina; daughter-in-law, Berty Lou Dreis of Weyburn, sister-in-law, Betty Hamilton of Morinville, AB; 10 grandchildren and numerous great grandchildren and great great grandchildren and a nephew, Jack Hamilton Jr. Phyllis was born in Ottawa, ON on April 4, 1906 and moved to Avonlea, where she took all of her schooling before moving to Weyburn where she took her nurse's training. While there, she met and married Cliff Dreis. She didn't do much nursing as Cliff was very sick with a heart condition. They lived in Weyburn where they raised their two sons, Merv and Gary. They were involved in different businesses: service station, bowling alley, Studebaker dealership and then Dreis Bros. Pontiac Buick until only a couple of years ago. She was involved with the show ponies of Dreis Pony Farms. Phyllis belonged to the Eastern Star and United Church groups. She was a dedicated wife, mother and grandmother and sister who will be missed by all who knew her. Funeral service was held Tuesday, July 31 at 2:00 p.m. from Grace United Church, Weyburn, with Gary W. Goran officiating minister. Interment followed in Hillcrest Cemetery, Weyburn. Pallbearers were: Doug Dreis, Dale Dreis, Brian Burgess, Tyler Jones, Mitch Endicott and Monty Jones.
DRESCHER - Rose Anne (nee Glasser). On Monday, December 10, 2012, Rose Anne Drescher of Moose Jaw, and formerly of Weyburn, passed away at the age of 85 years. She will be sadly missed by her children: Diane and Doug Bender – High River, AB, and Carol and Dwain Geiger – Moose Jaw; grandchildren and great grandchildren: Dana and Patrick (Taya, Layne), Guildinger – High River, AB; Dacy and Tim (Callie, Lexie) Zacharias – High River; Phillip and Scarlett (Rylan, Kellyn, Sophie) Geiger – Regina; and Arla and Jeff (Bailey, Mitchell) Parr – Moose Jaw. Rose was predeceased by her infant daughter, Dolores, her husband, Jerome (Harry) Drescher, her brother, Peter Glasser, her sister, Mary Posten, and her parents, John and Odillia Glasser. In 1956, Rose and Harry moved from Assiniboia to Weyburn where they operated the Robinson Store. In 1971, Rose and Harry owned and operated Weyburn Furniture Warehouse and gave their two sons-in-law, Doug and Dwain, their start in business. In the mid 70’s Rose and Doug purchased the old service station property at the junction of Highways 13 and 39, where they had a mobile home sales lot (Wey-Villa Homes) and later built a furniture store (Bender’s Furniture) where Rose was responsible for sales and administration. Prior to retiring, Rose attended the switchboard at Souris Valley Extended Care Hospital. Rose was very active in the arts and crafts community and loved to paint and quilt. Her love of square dance took her to many new places and her camper van could be seen at many ball games in Weyburn and Oungre Park. In 2006, Rose moved to Moose Jaw to be closer to Carol and her family. She will be fondly remembered by her friends at Victoria Towers. Cremation has taken place. A private family memorialization will take place at Green Acres Cemetery in Weyburn at a later date.
DRON - Marion Ruth (nee Gasnarek) Dron late of Weyburn passed away on Saturday, December 3, 2011 at the age of 70 years. Marion, fourth child and second daughter of Joseph and Veronica Gasnarek, was born at in southwestern Saskatchewan, on December 10, 1940. The family resided in the Climax area, where Marion started school, until 1947. At that time they moved to Manitoba, living near Alexander for a short time before moving to a farm south of Virden. In 1953 the family moved again, this time to a farm at Maryfield. After a year and a half at Confederation School, Marion and her sisters began attending school in Maryfield so that she and her sister Anna could obtain their high school education. Marion graduated from Grade 12 in 1958. She and Anna then attended Wheat City Business College in Brandon, MB, completing their courses there in 1959. In the fall of 1959, both moved to Weyburn, where Marion had obtained employment at Niagara Finance (which later became Avco) and Anna, at Eaton’s. It was not long after that Marion met Walter Dron. A lengthy courtship followed, and they were married September 11, 1969. Marion continued to work for a time but later quit work and stayed home, where, after her father-in-law’s passing, she cared for her mother-in-law for many years. Marion and Walter enjoyed 16-1/2 years of married life before his sudden passing in 1986. During this time she happily kept house and supported Walter in his many activities. Widowhood brought many challenges. In order to be independent, she had to learn to drive. She also had to manage the daily tasks of home and yard and learn home maintenance. She became very handy with a screwdriver, drill and a can of WD40 for minor repairs, and when more man power or expertise was required, she was blessed to be able to call on her good friends Bob and Rhonda, and Stan. Marion wasn’t much of a sports fan, but she did enjoy bowling and looked forward to the weekly sessions with her friends from the league. She also took much pleasure in her walks along Tatagwa Parkway. Her interests included gardening, listening to music, crocheting, doing jigsaw puzzles and painting. Family and friends were very important to her and she always looked forward to having them drop by for coffee or a meal, or going to visit them in their homes. A celebration of Marion’s life was held on Friday, December 9 at 2:00 P.M. from Fletcher Funeral Chapels, Weyburn, with Reverend John Ferrier officiating. Interment took place at Hillcrest Cemetery, Weyburn.
DRULLETTE - Clarence, late of Weyburn, passed away on Monday, February 21, 2011 at the age of 82 years. Clarence was born on February 26, 1928 and was the second youngest of six children. He grew up on the family farm near Viceroy, SK. When he wasn’t farming, Clarence worked on the drilling rigs up north. He also tried his hand with the CP Rail in BC. He moved to Weyburn in the early 70’s and eventually settled down doing maintenance work at the King George Hotel in 1972. He worked there for 25 years. His so called retirement still had him doing maintenance into 2002. He was a hard worker and could be seen walking to work every day rain or shine. He had lots of experiences and always had lots of stories to tell about them. His memory never failed him and he remembered every detail which made him a great storyteller. He could tell stories for hours and never repeat one. He didn’t take anything seriously, loved to tell jokes and joke around. He was a great handyman and could fix anything. He enjoyed old time music and you’ve never heard anyone yodel as well as Clarence could. Even the dog would sing along. If you didn’t find him at home you could find him walking downtown, through the co-op or having coffee at the club café. He cherished the time he spent with family and his two grandkids always put a smile on his face. It was especially cute when they started calling him “Little Papa”. Clarence was predeceased by his parents, William and Linda Drullette; his brother, William and sisters, Cecile, Myrtle, Edith and Beulah. Clarence will be lovingly remembered by his three children, Val (Blair) Jones of Weyburn, James (Niki) Drullette of Weyburn and Casey Drullette of Weyburn; two special granddaughters, Madison and Mikayla Drullette as well as numerous nieces, nephews, relatives and friends. A funeral service was held on Thursday, February 24 at 2:00 p.m. from Fletcher Funeral Chapels, Weyburn with Rev. M. Barnabas officiating. Interment followed in Hillcrest Cemetery, Weyburn. A visitation was held on Thursday, February 24 from 9:00-12:00 p.m. Fletcher Funeral Chapels, Weyburn. Pallbearers were: Peter Babaruk, Vern Nechiporenko, Blair Jones, Jim McFadden, Keith Hainstock and Arnie Fenner.
DUCKER - Elsie (nee Martin) Black Ducker. On Wednesday, August 25, 2010, Elsie Black Ducker passed away at the Weyburn General Hospital at the age of 89 years. Elsie was predeceased by her mother and father, Olive and Arthur Martin; her first husband, Stanley Black and her second husband, Cliff Ducker; a brother, Bert Martin; a half brother, Arthur Blacknell and half sister, Olive Edwards; brother-in-law, Howard Edwards and a nephew, Robert Edwards. She will be lovingly remembered by her family, three children: Sandra (Fred) Howells of Weyburn; Kenneth (Linda) Black of Rapid City, MB and Allan (Barbara) Black of Wainwright, AB; ten grandchildren: Ross Parker, Darryl Howells, Sherry (Darren) Neill, Corinne Howells, Dave (Yvette) Howells, Bryce (Kelli) Howells, Christine Black (Brett Cooper), Mike Black, Kimberley (Chris) Watts and Brenda (Ricky) Fayant and 22 great grandchildren; nieces, Valarie (Don) Campbell, Sharon Morgan and Myrna Martin and sister-in-law, Rosemary (Alfred) Martin as well as numerous relatives and friends. Elsie Ducker, formerly Elsie Black (nee: Martin) was born November 8, 1920 at Birsay, SK. The family moved to the Eston District in 1930. She attended a one-room school at Centerfield School until grade eight. Her father and mother farmed and raised four children through the Depression. Elsie remembered gathering cow chips to burn for heat, milking the cows and riding a horse to school. On October 23, 1939, Elsie married Albert Stanley Black in Madison, SK. Stanley passed away in 1975. She married Clifford Ducker on May 26, 1979 in Weyburn, and Cliff passed away in 1988. Elsie worked through a government program as a housekeeper/nanny for several different families, one being the McMannis family of Madison. She went on to first housekeep for Stanley Black, then to wed him. They started out farming, then moved to Madison to manage the post office. She enjoyed curling, swimming, dancing, playing cards and scrabble. She wrote poems, stories and songs. Elsie loved music and sang in the United Church choirs when she lived in Madison, Outlook and Brandon. She was a lifetime member of the Legion Ladies Auxiliary, and enjoyed community involvement by helping at teas and parties celebrating anniversaries and birthdays, etc. as well as by putting on plays and skits. She fed everyone who came to her home, making Sunday morning multi-grain pancakes before multi-grain was known to be important for your health. Elsie loved to travel and took many trips. Holidays were special times for the family when her parents, sister and brothers and all the family got together, especially Christmas when she made the Christmas pudding with her special sauce. She lived in the Madison district until 1980, then moved to Outlook where she lived until moving to Brandon, MB in 1989. In 2008, Elsie moved to Weyburn to be near her family. She resided at Tatagwa View Long Term Care Facility at the time of her passing. Elsie was very much a people person. She was never afraid to move and when she did, she made friends who stayed her friends forever. Elsie never wore dentures and still had red in her hair at 89 years of age. Her family, friends and neighbors were paramount and they will all miss her dearly. A Memorial Service was held Saturday, August 28 at 10:00 a.m. from Fletcher Funeral Chapel, Weyburn, with Rev. M. Barnabas officiating. All those in attendance were considered to be Honorary Pallbearers. Interment followed on Monday, August 30 in Madison Cemetery, R.M. of Newcombe, Sask.
DUDAR - John was born on September 3, 1928 in Weyburn, SK to Mary and Harry Dudar and passed away October 29, 2010. After finishing high school, he worked for the Canadian Pacific Railway. In 1951 he became the first member of his family to go to university. He pursued his dream of becoming a geological engineer at the University of Saskatchewan in Saskatoon. His first engineering job was with Eldorado Mining and Refining, prospecting for uranium in northern Saskatchewan. The company sent him to the University of Michigan in 1956 where he earned Masters and Ph. D. degrees in Geology. University life became even richen when John met and married Margaret “Peg” Brown, who he still introduced as “his bride” 54 years later. The whirlwind years that followed were filled with hard work and lots of joy. With Peg’s continued support, he established himself in the rapidly changing oil and gas industry of the 1960s. In 1965 his career brought him to Houston. Four daughters, Margaret, Mary, Nan and Ellen, born between 1957 and 1962, greatly added to the challenge and the fun of the years head! Those four girls, and their five grandchildren, Mary, Brian, Grace, Jackson and Thaddeus, have been the love of their lives. Summer visits to a faraway Saskatchewan and Michigan were times of great excitement for the Dudars, reconnecting with extended family was made all the sweeter after the marathon cross-country trek filled with geology lessons in every national park along the way. In addition to family, John’s other passion was the church. A devout Catholic and always enthusiastic volunteer, John lived his faith every day. He served as a Eucharistic minister and lay leader for more than 30 years, joyfully bringing comfort to the sick and elderly. Predeceased by his parents, his brother William and his sister Nettie, John leaves his sisters Lil and Chris and their husbands John and Doug; Peg’s sister Ann and husband Don, and many nieces and nephews. John’s whole family was so proud of this very special man who never stopped thinking of others.
DUFOUR - Francis 'Frank' Xavier. It is with great sadness that the family announces the passing of our beloved husband, father and grandfather, Francis "Frank" Xavier Dufour, on Wednesday, March 10, 1999 at Weyburn General Hospital, Weyburn. Predeceased by his father and mother, Walter and Kathleen Dufour. Frank leaves to mourn his loving wife, Patricia Dufour of Weyburn, and his children: Dr. Don (Bernie) Dufour of Weyburn, and their children: Laura (Jason) Hudson, Debra, Sarah, Anita and Frances; Paul (Pattie) Dufour of Winnipeg and their children: Dennis, James and Danielle; Sandra (Mike) Forsythe of Winnipeg and their children: Rachelle, Ryan and Jennifer; his brothers and sisters: Edward (Searle) Dufour of Regina; Lorena Tuepah of Regina; Bernice Dunsmoor of Calgary; Larry (Helen) Dufour of Saskatoon; and Joseph (Marg) Dufour of Regina Beach; as well as many nieces and nephews. Frank was born to Walter and Kathleen Dufour in Stenen, SK on July 29, 1925. He lived briefly in Fife Lake, then moved to Regina in 1938. He received his education at the Holy Rosary School in Regina, then on to Campion College. In WW II Frank served in the R.C.N.V.R. He was a salesman for Dufour Wilson Motors and was employed by the Province of Saskatchewan with Weights and Measures. On June 11, 1949 Frank married Patricia Shevon at the Holy Rosary Cathedral in Regina. In 1952 Frank and Pat moved to Weyburn where Frank operated a Texaco Bulk Station for 30 years then owned and operated Four Corner Tire Service. Frank was very involved in community service. He was the president of the Young Fellows Club, served on the separate school boards - charter member, United Appeal executive, Toastmasters Club and Lions Club, member of the Rotary and Elks. Frank was alderman for seven years for the City of Weyburn. He was president of the Royal Canadian Legion until 1979, secretary manager of Weyburn Branch #47 for five years, Zone Commander for six years. Frank's involvement in the St. Vincent de Paul Roman Catholic Church included Grand Knight in 1959, 3rd Degree Knights of Columbus and Faithful Navigator of the 4th Degree Knights of Columbus. His hobbies were boating, snowmobiling and walking. Prayers were said Friday, March 12 at 8:00 p.m. from St. Vincent de Paul Roman Catholic Church, Weyburn. The funeral mass was held Saturday, March 13 at 10:30 a.m. from St. Vincent de Paul Roman Catholic Church with Father Francis Hengen celebrant. Interment followed in Hillcrest Cemetery, Weyburn. Active pallbearers were Dan Dufour, Dennis Dufour, James Dufour, Dr. Warren Dufour, Geoff Dufour and Terry Tuepah. The Knights of Columbus formed an honor guard and members of the Royal Canadian Legion Branch #47 held a Last Post Service.
DUKE - Kathleen 'Kitty' Emily (nee Binns) passed away peacefully on Sunday, September 3, 2006 after surgery to replace a broken hip, at the age of 95 years. She was born November 29, 1910 at Yarbo. Predeceased by her husband Frank in 1986, daughter Rita Duczyminski in 1941; her parents William and Kate Binns, sister Gladys, brother Roy and his wife Dorothy; and daughter-in-law Gloria Duke. Left to cherish her memory are her family of four children, Dennis Day (Diana) and his first wife Hedy, grandchildren: Kathleen (Ben) Plante, Bruce Day, Robin (Tori) Day, Sheila (Aaron Laing) Day; Eileen (Harry) Goddard, grandchildren: Pam (Barry) Moffatt, Paul (Annette) Goddard, Naomi (Mike) Herriman; Bill (Marjorie), grandchildren: Laurie (Pete) Dickson, Brian (Jennine) Duke, Glory (Kelly) Kopinsky, Denise (Blake) Doling; Joe (Yvonne), grandchild Karen; also surviving are 21 great grandchildren and many nieces and nephews. Kitty is fondly remembered by all the students she taught first at rural schools near Esterhazy and then at Medora and Amulet. She also is remembered by many more students as she wound down her teaching career in Hardy, Radville and Minton, retiring to Weyburn in 1970 where she enjoyed 16 years of retirement and travelling with Frank. For many years afterwards, she travelled with her good friend, Vi Thomas. She will be lovingly remembered and sadly missed by all she knew and loved. Mass of Christian Burial was held Saturday, September 9 at 9:30 a.m. from Holy Cross Roman Catholic Church, 315 Douglas Road, Regina with Celebrants, Father Norman Marcotte, Father Richard Jasiak and Father Thomas Nguyen. Interment followed at 1:30 p.m. in Hillcrest Cemetery, Weyburn. The Active Pallbearers were: Paul Goddard, Barry Moffatt, Mike Herriman, Jim Binns, Brian Binns and Brian Duke.
DUKE - Ron. It is with heavy hearts that the family of Ron Duke announce his sudden passing on Tuesday, October 18, 2005 at the age of 54 years; resulting from a brain aneurism. Ron was born on June 28, 1951 in Weyburn. He grew up in Weyburn where he met and married the love of his life Wanda (Siwy). Ron and Wanda moved to Medicine hat, AB in 1974 where they have enjoyed their time raising their family and nurturing many friendships; close to his heart were members of the "Cypress Rod and Custom Car Club." Ron was known as a superior craftsman when it came to rebuilding and restoring old cars. he worked tirelessly on his own cars and those of others. He was a real perfectionist and received numerous awards of his workmanship. Some of his proudest works were the blue '55 Chevy, the red '56 Nomad, the yellow '57 Chev convertible, the red '33 Dodge, the pink '25 Coupe, and the white '34 Desoto. Ron's most recent passion was the realization of his dream of acquiring land in the Crowsnest Pass where he loved life in the mountains. The "Ponderosa" was where he and Wanda could enjoy their retirement. Ron is predeceased by his father, Gus Duke in 1984. He is survived by his loving wife of 33 years, Wanda; son, Guy (Gaylene); and daughter, Ronnie, both of Victoria, BC; and his other daughter, Melissa Johnson of Medicine Hat; his mother, Elsie Duke; sister Bev (Glen) Meller, both of Medicine Hat; father- and mother-in- law, Sam and Stefania Siwy of Weyburn. His is also survived by numerous in-laws, nieces and nephews who all have a special love for Uncle Ron. The family extends sincere gratitude to the staff of Medicine Hat & District Hospital and Foothills Hospital in Calgary who worked so hard to help him. A Celebration of Ron's Life was held at the Moose Lodge, Antler Room, Medicine Hat, on Friday, October 21, from 1:00-3:00 pm.
DUMAINE - Leo J. passed away from Alzheimer's Disease at SVRCC on September 4, 2003 at the age of 66 years. Predeceased by his parents Louis and Blanche; infant sister Louise; in-laws, Napoleon and Romelie Greffard, Jeaninne Peterson, Michael Wojcik, Ted Smith and Lucien Greffard. Leo is survived by his loving wife Yvette of 43 years and their five children: Brian (Connie) of Regina and their children Candi, Courtney, Brandon and Braden; Louise Dumaine of Didsbury, AB; Denise (Terry) Mohr of Midale and their children Andrew, Michael and Amanda; Carmen (Ken) McDonnell of Calgary, AB, and their children Tyler and Courtney; John (Michelle) and their new baby daughter Haley. As well as his sisters, Yvette Wojcik of Assiniboia, and Aline Aubin of White Rock, BC; sisters-in-law Lou (Charles) Smith of Saskatoon and Yvonne (Eldon) Grosenick of Regina, and many nieces and nephews. Leo was born February 18, 1937 at Lafleche. He attended school in the convent at Lafleche. He met Yvette and they were married in October 1959. They resided in Weyburn where Leo worked at different jobs operating heavy equipment. He retired in 1997 after working for 23 years at the R.M. of Weyburn. Leo spent most of his spare time enjoying nature; especially watching and feeding birds in the yard. He will be greatly missed and lovingly remembered by family and friends. Funeral service was held at St. Vincent de Paul Roman Catholic Church in Weyburn on Sept. 8 with Father Albert Schmitz officiating. Honorary pallbearers were Art and Carol Musk, Julius and Gina Hofstatter, Gayl and Carole Miller and Bob and Betty Graham.
DUNCAN - Fredrich 'Fred'. The family is saddened to announce the passing of Fredrich Duncan whom we loved so much. He was a man with a great sense of humor, a lot of pride and patience. He will be missed by the lives of everyone who knew him. Fred was born March 24, 1910 at Gap View and passed away peacefully July 7, 2002 at the Mainprize Manor where he resided for the last 13 years. He was predeceased by his parents, James and Jessie Duncan; four brothers: James, Alexander, Norman and Hector; four sisters: Mary Williams, Jesse Richards, Alice Scharnatta and Marjory Duncan. Fred is survived by his sisters: Gladys Richards of Weyburn, and Lois Duncan of British Columbia; special nieces and nephews: Earl (Laurie) Duncan, Vernon (Lydia) Duncan, David Duncan, Marlene (Ivan) Olson, Barry (Barb) Duncan, Allan (Rose) Duncan, Isabelle (Brian) Curry, Joyce (Eric) Curry, Kathy (Ron) Ereth and Wayne (Liz) Duncan, as well as many other nieces and nephews.
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EAGLESHAM - Isabell Bruce (nee Hilliar) passed away on September 23, 2006 at the age of 91. She was predeceased by husband, Dr. Fergus Eaglesham; her granddaughter Tobi Haddow (Rubin), and her siblings, Eleanor, Gracie and Jim. She is survived by her son Dr. Hugh Eaglesham, her daughter Janis Eaglesham, her grandchildren, Brett, Gina, Shelah, Scott, Jennifer and her great grandson Jake. Isabelle, a respected author, publisher, and local historian, pursued an extraordinary number of diverse interests, dedicating herself to her writing, her political beliefs, and preservation of Weyburn's cultural heritage. She was a valued member of many organizations such as the I.O.D.E., Knox Presbyterian Church, Soo Line Historical Society, Saskatchewan History and Folklore Society, and Saskatchewan Liberal Party. She was the gracious recipient of numerous honors and awards including CKCK Citizen of the Week Award, Weyburn Chamber of Commerce Golden Spike Award, Wheatland- Souris Recreational Award for Individual Achievement, Knights of Columbus Award, and Canada's Heritage Award in Communication. The family wishes to thank the staff at Crocus Villa and all those who showed Isabelle kindness during her last few years, especially, Blanche, Bunnie, and Ken Fleming. The funeral service for Isabelle Bruce Eaglesham was held on Wednesday, September 27, at 2:00 p.m. at Knox Presbyterian Church, Weyburn, with Rev. John Ferrier officiating. The active pallbearers were Ken Fleming, Stan Runne, Jim Nedelcov, Ken Obst, Fred Bennett, Sonny Reinfelds, and Jim Onstad. Interment followed at Hillcrest Cemetery, Weyburn.
EARL - Clarence James. On September 5, 2000, Clarence James Earl passed away at the Regina General Hospital. Clarence was born on September 26, 1912, the youngest son of Harry and Alice Earl. He was raised on the family farm at Osage, along with his one brother and two sisters. Clarence married Marjorie Buck of Dilke in 1941. They returned to the family farm at Osage, where Clarence enjoyed a career of farming and trapping until ill health forced his retirement to Weyburn in 1981. During his retirement, Clarence spent many happy hours constructing meticulously detailed wooden replicas of farm machinery, animals and some buildings which has been of particular significance in his lifetime. Reading and crossword puzzles were other favorite pastimes. Clarence especially enjoyed the frequent visits from his many friends and relatives. Clarence was predeceased by his mother and father, Alice and Harry Earl; daughter, Doreen; brother, Douglas; and brother-in-law, Frank Glover. He is survived by his loving wife of 59 years, Marjorie; daughters: Dolores (Earl) Dupuis and Dianne (Ron) Sander; grandchildren: Debbie, Leslie, Patti and Joanne; four great grandchildren; sisters: Hazel Glover and Marjorie (Cliff) Shirley; and sister-in-law, Daisy Earl; as well as many nieces, nephews and friends. A private family service for Clarence will be held at a later date.
EATON - Jean Christina (nee McCormick) November 30, 1920 – December 19, 2011. After a life well lived, Jean Eaton passed away peacefully in Penticton, BC on December 19, 2011 at the age of 91. Born on the McCormick farm near Weyburn, Jean and her seven brothers and sisters were raised in a loving family where the principles of goodwill and kindness to one’s friends and neighbours were generously mixed with abundant laughter and music. Jean met the young air force pilot Lloyd (Tim) Eaton and in 1944 they were married and moved to British Columbia where they resided in both Penticton and the Vancouver area. Throughout her life Jean was known for her compassionate and optimistic view of life, and despite some times of sorrow and loss, her glass was always half-full. In recent years she delighted in having her children and some of her grandchildren and great-grandchildren nearby and would follow their lives with great interest. Jean was predeceased by Tim, special friends Fred and Werner, and by several brothers and sisters. She is survived by her children: Lynne (Gary) Napper and Doug (Irene) Eaton, grandchildren: Scott (Dana) Napper, Stephen (Jennifer) Napper, Nahanni Eaton-Day, Greg Eaton and great grandchildren: Connar, Jacob, Haley, Peyton, Amelia and Chloe. She will also be lovingly remembered by brothers Murray (Elma) and Calvin (Margaret), sister Elaine and many nieces and nephews. The family would like to thank the staff at Trinity Centre for helping to make her last few months as comfortable as possible. No service by request.
EBEL - William 'Bill'. On Wednesday, January 8, 2003, William 'Bill' Ebel, late of Weyburn, passed away at the Weyburn General Hospital at the age of 82 years. Bill was born February 26, 1920 to Frederick and Sophia Ebel at Happyland, SK. The family moved to Halbrite in the early 1930's where they farmed and his father worked on the railroad. Bill left school when he was 14 and at 17 he went to Oakville, MB where his brother, Henry, got him a job harvesting on the Bus Barker farm. There he met Irene, 'the most beautiful girl he had ever seen', and they were married November 20, 1939. They worked as a hired couple on a ranch in High Bluff, MB until March of 1941. His father froze to death in a blizzard and so they returned for the funeral and worked on Harry Osborn's farm west of Weyburn. His mother died of cancer in September that same year leaving him and Irene to look after a younger sister and brother. They rented some land, bought some horses and machinery and fought hard to make a living. In 1945 they bought a half section of land from Erling Olson and here they raised three children. Bill was the janitor for the St. Elmo school and they boarded the teachers because the school was so close. They continued to buy more land and cattle. Bill sat on the council in Griffin for 19 years and also was on the Telephone Board, the Church Board, St. Elmo School Board and Griffin School Bus Committee. They sold the farm in November of 1973 and moved to Weyburn and the next spring Bill started work as a night watchman at the Vocational Centre until 1977. He worked in housekeeping at Souris Valley Extended Care Centre until his retirement in 1986 and loved his job and the people. After retiring, he worked for four years at Dreis Bros. He and Irene finally did some travelling but they were happiest at home with friends and family. They particularly enjoyed their grandchildren and left them with wonderful memories. Irene passed away in March 1993 and Bill moved to Legion Towers where he lived until June 2001. His last home was Hilltop Manor where he resided until his sudden passing. Bill was predeceased by his wife Irene, brothers Chrest and Henry, sisters Bertha Franks and Mary Burley. He will be lovingly remembered by his children: Sharon (Gerry) Pitre of Moose Jaw; Garth (Debbie) Ebel of Estevan; and Shannon (Trevor) Bell of Lacombe, AB; grandchildren; Greg (Debbie) Button, Laureen Button, Jody Kjersem, Stacy (Trevor) Roesslein, Dawna (Brian) Reed, Alison Bell, Kurtis Sanguin and Dane Sanguin, and ten great grandchildren; his very special friend, Hazel Breckenridge, brothers Edward and August, and sister Alvina Stevenson. Funeral service was held Saturday, January 11 at 11:00 a.m. from Grace United Church, Weyburn, with Gary W. Goran and Rev. John Ferrier officiating ministers. Interment followed in Hillcrest Cemetery, Weyburn. All those in attendance were considered to be honorary pallbearers. The active pallbearers were: Greg Button, Trevor Roesslein, Kurtis Sanguin, Dane Sanguin, Cody Schroder and Lorne Ebel.
ENENAL - Peter Paul Ebenal, late of Weyburn passed away September 4, 2011, at the age of 87 years. Peter was predeceased by his parents, Frank and Florence; his wife, Mary; son, Lloyd; sisters: Margaret (Andy) Ehry, Theresa (Rochus) Bast; brother-in-law, Max Weisgerber; son-in-law, Terry Maurer; daughter-in-law, Joann Ebenal; grandson, Troy Maurer; granddaughter, Danielle Ebenal. Peter is survived by his children: Gloria (Steve) Hallick, Medicine Hat, AB; Colleen Ebenal, Saskatoon; David Ebenal, Saskatoon; Russell (Cheryl) Ebenal, Saskatoon, Grant (Karen) Ebenal, Saskatoon, Rodney (Shelagh Mason-Ebenal) Ebenal, Victoria, BC; twelve grandchildren: Tina (Denny) Whalen, Alex Maurer (Tina Harder), Gavin Maurer, Colt Maurer (Ashley Gerrans), Rick Ebenal, Amy Ebenal (Marc Monroe), Jessie Ebenal (Spencer Wopass), Adam Ebenal (Ashley Sanders), Brittany Ebenal, Jeanne Ebenal, Maria Ebenal (Brian Schlicklin), Daniel Ebenal; six great grandchildren: Annemarie, Rae-Anna, Ava, Shelby, Kiera, Brianna; sister, Virginia Weisgerber, Regina, as well as numerous nieces, nephews and in-laws. Peter Paul Ebenal was born in 1924 at Lajord, the eldest of Frank and Florence Ebenal (nee Seiferling). He had three sisters: Theresa, Margaret and Virginia. They grew up on the farm near St. Peter's Colony, and since Frank died fairly young, Peter was farming from his teenage years. As a young man he enjoyed fishing trips and spending time with relatives and friends. In 1948, he married Mary Fahlman from the Kronau area. They were blessed with seven children, numerous grandchildren and several great-grandchildren over the years. Peter bought land near Colfax with his brother-in-law Emanuel Fahlman and they farmed together for a few years. He also worked off the farm constructing grain elevators and other buildings, and at several Weyburn businesses in later years. The farm was sold in 1977 and the family moved to Weyburn soon after that. Peter and Mary managed an apartment block for a short time, then retired. Dad lost the love of his life when Mom died in 1986. Dad also had some health issues in later years and moved to Tatagwa View in 2005 where he enjoyed reading, watching TV and doing cross-word puzzles. Dad was very interested in things mechanical and electrical, and was often busy working on his lathe, overhauling tractors, tinkering with his collection of old McCormick-Deering tractors, or building a go-cart for us. He was always ready to lend a hand to a neighbour for help if they needed it. Dad led a fairly simple life and worked hard to provide for his family, but also enjoyed taking time for vacation and outings. I remember going to the International Peace Park, visits with relatives, Pilgrimage at St. Peter's Grotto, and trips to Oyama Beach, Nickle Lake and Mainprize Park. I have also seen photos of the Yellowstone and Calgary Dinosaur Park trip, and heard about the ill –fated trip to the Black Hills that the poor old Dodge couldn't quite manage. Mom and Dad also vacationed in Europe one fall. Dad enjoyed the children in his life, playing cards and horseshoes and spending time and sharing stories with family and friends. Funeral mass for Peter was held on Monday, September 12 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. Pallbearers were Alex Maurer, Gavin Maurer, Colt Maurer, Adam Ebenal, Rick Ebenal and Daniel Ebenal. Honorary Pallbearers were all in attendance.
EDDY - Brett Allan Eddy, of Sundre, AB, passed away at the Sundre Hospital on November 24, 2006 at the age of 39 years. Brett was born on September 16, 1967 in Weyburn, to Patrick and Myrna Eddy. He will be dearly missed by his family and friends. Brett leaves to mourn his wife Laura; daughter Chelsea; mother Myrna; two brothers, Darwin (Tammy) Eddy of Calgary, AB and Nevin (Liana) Eddy of Sundre, AB; one sister Corina (Cameron) Bowman of Fox Creek, AB; five nieces, Jessica, Rebecca, Katlyn, Selena and Karissa, and one nephew Colton. Brett also leaves behind numerous relatives and friends. He was predeceased by his dad Patrick Eddy and his grandparents Bernard and Dorathy Reiser and James and Hazel Eddy. Brett enjoyed the outdoors and was a member of the Dover Community Hockey Association. He loved camping, motorbiking, swimming, snowmobiling, woodworking and working on cars. Brett was married to Laura Swedberg on November 2, 1996 in Sundre. They had one daughter Chelsea Dawn who was Brett's pride and joy. Brett's wisdom and positive attitude will always be remembered. Funeral service was held on Tuesday, November 28, at the McDougal Flats Missionary Church with Pastor Richard McInnes officiating. Interment followed at the Sundre Cemetery.
EDDY - James Joseph, late of Weyburn, passed away January 25, 2002 at the age of 86 years. Predeceased by his parents, Charles and Sarah Eddy; first wife Hazel; infant son Laverne; granddaughter Twyla; great granddaughter Keelan; step granddaughter Lori; daughter-in-law Sylvia; son-in-law Don Kittelson; sisters Cecilia Eddy and Lois Cross; brother Leo; brothers-in-law Jim Wilson, Stanley Franklin and Alvin Cross. Also the recent passing of his sister Veronica Brock. James will be lovingly remembered by his wife Ellen of 17 years; daughters, Marlene (Leonard) Stack; Carol (Marvin) Bloor; Elaine (Terry) Frederick; Donna Kittelson; his sons, Marvin; Lyle (Phyllis); Patrick (Myrna); Neil (Diane); Ronald (Shirley); step children Charlene (Lorne) Hanson; Maxine (Rick) LaMontagne; Shirley (Ron) Eddy. James will also be remembered by 29 grandchildren, 41 great grandchildren, seven step grandchildren, four step great grandchildren; his sisters Fern Wilson; Myrtle Franklin; Evelyn Erick; brothers Walton (Helen); Greg (Myrtle); brother-in-law Russell Brock; as well as numerous nieces and nephews. James Joseph Eddy was born at Rouleau on September 14, 1915, the second child of Charles and Sarah Eddy. Jim took his schooling at Round Grove School. At an early age, he was looking for work to support himself. In 1937, Jim married Hazel Franklin. They raised a family of nine children on a farm south of Round Grove School. In his many years as a grain farmer, he also raised cattle. For a few years, he raised sheep, which was an interesting venture. Jim was very active in community work. He was councilor of Souris Valley Municipality from 1955 to 1968. Jim loved to dance, curl and one of his favorite quiet time activities was playing cards. He also enjoyed traveling and spent many winters in Arizona. Jim and Hazel moved to Weyburn in 1981. Hazel became ill and passed away in May of 1983. Jim married Ellen Bloor in December of 1984. This past December they celebrated their 17th wedding anniversary. They have resided in Weyburn until the time of his passing. A funeral service was held Tuesday, January 29 from St. Vincent de Paul Roman Catholic Church, Weyburn, with Father Francis Hengen officiating. Interment followed at St. Mary's Cemetery, Tribune. Pallbearers were: Tyson Eddy; Blair Eddy; Noel Eddy; Duane Eddy; Dion Eddy; Nevin Eddy; Troy Frederick; Bradley Kittelson.
EDDY - Patrick Joseph, of Sundre, AB passed away at the Olds Hospital, Olds, AB on September 30, 2006 at the age of 63 years. Pat was born on March 16, 1943, on a farm 1-1/2 miles south of Ratcliffe to James Joseph Eddy and Myrtle (Hazel) Eddy. He will be dearly missed by his family and friends. Pat leaves to mourn his wife Myrna; three sons Darwin (Tammy) Eddy of Calgary, AB, Nevin (Liana) Eddy of Sundre, AB, and Brett (Laura) Eddy of Sundre; one daughter Corina (Cameron) Bowman of Fox Creek, AB; as well as Pat's pride and joy, his seven grandchildren, Jessica, Rebecca, Selena, Colton, Chelsea, Katlyn and Karissa; his stepmother Ellen Eddy of Weyburn; four brothers, Marvin (Betty) Eddy of Halbrite, Lyle (Phyllis) Eddy of Calgary, AB, Neil (Diane) Eddy of Weyburn, Ronald (Shirley) Eddy of Oungre, and four sisters, Marlene (Len) Stack of Weyburn, Carol Bloor of Crossfield, AB, Elaine (Terry) Frederick of Maxim, and Donna Kittleson of Bromhead. Pat also leaves behind numerous nieces, nephews, relatives and friends. He was predeceased by his parents, James and Hazel Eddy; his brother Laverne Eddy; brothers-in-law Marvin Bloor and Donald Kittleson and sister-in-law Sylvia Eddy. Pat attended Round Grove School and was a member of the 4-H Grain and Garden Club. He worked on various farms and at the Estevan Husky gas station. At that time he started working in construction which he has done for most of his life. Pat and Myrna were married on October 10, 1964 in Weyburn, where they lived for seven years. They moved on to Elkford, BC for 5-1/2 months, where Pat ran a caterpillar on the top of a mountain at a coal mine. From there, they moved to Calgary, AB where he worked for McDonald's Consolidated, had his own construction company and worked for Burnco. During that time Pat and Myrna purchased land in Westward Ho, AB, where Pat built their home, with help. He moved to Westward Ho in 1993 and began working for Al Saunders Contracting for nearly nine years running caterpillar. Pat loved being outdoors, and working around the acreage. He has left us all with many reminders of him. Funeral service was held Wednesday, October 4, at 1:00 pm at the McDougal Flats Missionary Church in Sundre, AB with Pastor Richard McInnes officiating. Interment followed at the Sundre Cemetery.
EDDY - Walton Francis, late of Weyburn, passed away on Monday, June 5, 2006 at the age of 89 years. Walton was predeceased by his parents, Charles and Sarah, sisters, Fern Wilson, Veronica Brock, Lois Cross, Myrtle Franklin and Cecilia Eddy, and brothers, Jimmy and Leo. Walton will be lovingly remembered by his wife of 53 years, Helen, and their children: Rowena (Sandy MacIntyre) Eddy of Brock, and her family, Nathan (Trisha), Terena Fraser; Frances (Karl) Boso of Regina, and their family, Jessica (Kelly) VanBlarcom, Jennifer (Greg) Hudack, Tanya (Richard) Klampt; Charles (Kelly) of Weyburn, and their family, Reuben and Briana; Larry (Holly) of Regina and their family, Andrew, Krystal, Lorissa; Elana (Maynard) Bernard of Balzac, AB and their family, Erin, Justin, Krista; ten great grandchildren: Avery, Keeley, Meshak, Sahara, Rayna, Sloan, Ashton, Cloe, Brodey and Dekler; brother, Greg (Myrtle) of Weyburn; sister, Evelyn Erick of Calgary, AB, numerous nieces and nephews, and many friends. Walton was born January 29, 1917 at Roleau. He started school at age seven at Round Grove School. He took his First Communion in Moose Jaw, and attended school in Moose Jaw, Weyburn and Hoffer. In 1939, Walton and his father went up to Acherwall, driving cattle. They stayed there the whole summer. Walton started working out for neighbors at the age of 18. In 1942, Walton was called to the army. He was trained in Terrace, BC, but never had to go overseas. He was released in 1945 and went back farming south of Griffin. On June 27, 1953, Walton married Helen Vilcu at Griffin. They lived on the farm south of Griffin where they raised their family. They had nine children, five living. In later years, they retired into Weyburn, where they lived for many years on Government Road, until poor health, when they moved to Tatagwa View Long Term Care Facility in Weyburn. Walton loved to give his opinion on all the open line radio shows from provincial to federal on all matters, but especially political. He was the voice for the Social Credit in the southern part of the province. Health issues were important to him and he was involved with 'Healthy Horizons.' Walton was an avid horseman, and enjoyed going on several trail rides over the years. He was a Charter Member and a Deacon of the Seventh Day Adventist Church in Weyburn. Walton loved his Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ, and was good to his family. He was known and loved by many. Funeral service was held Friday, June 9, at 2:00 p.m. from Fletcher Funeral Chapel, Weyburn, with Pastor Darren Godsoe officiating. The Interment followed at Green Acres Memorial Gardens, Weyburn. The active pallbearers were: Gene Franklin, Marvin Eddy, Marlene Stack, Dennis Wilson, Duncan Brock and Norm Cross.
EDEL - Emil. On Friday, July 23, 1999, Emil Edel, late of Weyburn, passed away at home at the age of 73 years. Predeceased by his parents: William and Olga Edel; one brother, Arnold Edel; three sisters: one in infancy, Eileen Mohr and Helen Bomback. Emil is survived by his wife Marlene Edel of Weyburn; his children: Donna (Francis) Phillips of Weyburn; Brenda (Terry) Wyllychuk of Wroxton, SK; Michael Edel of Regina; Floretta (Rick) Emerson of Roblin, MB; and Ken Edel (Alice) of Peace River, AB; two brothers: Lawrence (Ann) Edel of Wetaskiwin, AB and Ted Edel of Winnipeg; three sisters: Marlene (Robert) Liske of Roblin, MB; Susan Rowan of Roblin, MB; and Alice Zelmer of Swan River, MB; 10 grandchildren: Anya, Austin and Kail Phillips; Kali and Serina Wyllychuk; Brandi, Eric and Adam Emerson; Kurt and Jeff Edel; his mother-in-law: Viola Molitor of Weyburn; as well as numerous nieces and nephews. A memorial service was held Tuesday, July 27 at 2:00 p.m. from Fletcher Funeral Chapel, Weyburn, with Rev. John Ferrier officiating. All those in attendance were considered to be honorary pallbearers.
EDWARDS - Charles William. On January 19, 2003, Charles William Edwards of Weyburn, passed away peacefully with his wife at his side. Charles was known to family and friends as Charlie or Chuck. Born on October 20, 1915 in Weyburn, Charlie attended school in Weyburn. In 1939, he enlisted in the army and was released in 1941 with an Honorable Discharge. In 1942, Charlie met and courted Ella Janke until they were married on September 14, 1943. The Edwards were blessed with six wonderful children; their eldest Bonnie Louise born on July 16, 1944; followed by Terrance Charles born on June 6, 1946; accompanied by Charlene Gail born September 4, 1948; followed by David William born November 11, 1954; along with Brenda Lee born on August 26, 1957; and then Jody Lynn born on September 15, 1962. Charlie worked for the city of Weyburn until 1960. After that he worked for Sask Power as a line man. Throughout this time, Charlie was involved as a volunteer fireman. In December of 1959, he was honorably recognized in the Hard Hat Turtle Club along with his good friend Tony Spierling. Charlie enjoyed many outdoor activities, including fishing and hunting with his family and friends. Charlie and Ella along with their family spent many summers at their cabin in northern Saskatchewan. The highlights in Charlie's life were his children and grandchildren. Charlie is predeceased by his parents, William and Louise; sister Muriel Haughn; daughters Charlene and Jody. Charlie leaves to mourn and will be lovingly remembered by his wife Ella; children, Bonnie, Terry (Bonnie), David (Wanda), Brenda (Lorne). Grandchildren: Cameron, Lorae, Mark, Danielle, Matthew, Jason, Michael, Sarah and Chelsey. Great grandchildren: Kyle, Cameron, Gaelon and Rowan; as well as many nieces, nephews, relatives and friends. A memorial service was held Wednesday, Jan. 22 at the chapel of Assurance Funeral Services, Weyburn. Interment will be held at a later date.
EDWARDS - Ella (nee Eliasson). On Tuesday, February 26, 2008, Ella Edwards passed away at the Regina General Hospital at the age of 85 years. Predeceased by her parents, Eliert and Eli Eliasson; adopted parents, William and Josie Janke; her husband, Charles William Edwards; two daughters, Charlene Gail Edwards and Jody Lynn Edwards; siblings: Mrtyle Onstad, Hilma Janke, Ed Eliasson, Eleanor Wegley, Mable Mattson, Grace Hammer; sister-in-law, Muriel Haughn; brother-in-law, Charles (Nels) Haughn. Ella wil be lovingly remembered by her family, four children: Bonnie Regan and her family, Cameron and Lorae Regan; Terry Edwards and his family, Danielle and Mark (Cindy) Edwards; David (Wanda) Edwards and their family, Jason (Brandy), Sarah (Calvin) and Chelsey Edwards; and Brenda (Lorne) Onstad and their family, Michael and Matthew Onstad; great grandchildren: Gaelan Erone Edwards, Rowan Micah Edwards, Cameron Edwards, Dawson Edwards and Kyle Doering; one sister, Lillian (Bud) Doud and one brother, Cliff Janke, as well as numerous nieces, nephews, relatives and friends. Ella was born March 31, 1922 at Section 19, Township 1, Range 16, W2 near Beaubier. She was named after her mother, who died when she was an infant. Ella was adopted by William and Josie Janke. She attended Lake Alma School. On September 14, 1943, Ella married Charlie Edwards in Weyburn, and they made Weyburn their home. She worked as a cook at the Club Café, Town 'N' Country Café and at Bill and Jen's Drive Inn in the early years. She was an avid curling fan, and liked to play 'whist'. She loved being at their cabin at White Swan Lake and to visit with friends and family. Coffee was always on at their home Ella was a member of the Royal Canadian Legion and was very proud of her "50 year pin". She was also very involved with Alanon. She was a very strong, independent lady. The loves of her life were her children and grandchildren. She passed away peacefully with her granddaughters at her side. A Memorial Service was held Monday, March 3, at 10:00 a.m. from Zion Lutheran Church, Weyburn, with Marj McLeod CLA officiating. Interment will be at a later date. The honorary pallbearers were: Matthew Onstad, Michael Onstad, Jason Edwards, Mark Edwards, Cameron Regan and Brian Nesbitt.
ELLIS - Harvey. On June 30, 2003, Harvey Ellis passed away suddenly at the age of 67 years. He is predeceased by his parents, Glen Ellis in 1974 and mother Olga in 1995. Harvey will be lovingly remembered by his brother Gordon (Ila) Ellis of Leamington, ON, sister Verna (Richard) Michel and sister Gerry (Clayton) Schmidt, both of Kelowna, BC. Nephews Curtis (Selina) Buck of Calgary, AB, Darin (Cheryl) Ellis of Orleans, ON, Scott (Marcia) of Detroit, Mich. Nieces: Wendy Buck (Joe) of Calgary, AB, Tracey (Ritch) Loney of Kelowna, BC, Tammy (David) Hampson of Sooke, BC, Sandy (Jason) Guidi of Kelowna, BC, and eight great nephews and great nieces Joshua and Jared Hampson, Brittany and Kyle Loney, Nicole and Stephanie Ellis, Erin Buck, and Madalyn Guidi as well as numerous cousins, relations and friends. Harvey was born in Oungre on July 3, 1935. He farmed with his parents until moving to Weyburn in 1971. Harvey and his mother moved to Legion Towers in 1994. After his mother's passing, Harvey continued to make his home at Legion Towers. Family was important to Harvey and he made many trips to visit everyone. Harvey will be sadly missed by all. Funeral service was held July 5 at the Free Methodist Church in Weyburn with Pastor Mike Szabo officiating. Pallbearers were his cousins, Bruce, Don, Jim, Ted, Chris and Kyle Hillstead.
ELLMORE - Dr. Frank 'Skippy' Curtis. It is with great sadness that we announce the sudden passing of Dr. Frank "Skippy" Curtis Ellmore of Weyburn on Thursday, February 25, 1999 at the age of 54 years. Frank was born June 19, 1944 in Terra Haute, Indiana to Frank Ellmore and Helen Higbee. He graduated University of Michigan, School of Dentistry in 1969, after which he was the Director of Dentistry Kalamazoo County Health Department in Michigan. He later went on to be the Director of Dentistry for the Department of Northern Saskatchewan in La Ronge. He then went into private practice in Regina, and for the past 18 years in Weyburn. Frank's passions included reading, painting and having intellectual debates. He enjoyed travel, photography, fishing, golf and cooking. Those touched by Frank's life, will fondly remember his love for his animals: Papoose, Paco and Miss Kitty. He leaves to mourn his wife and long time love Mero (Baba), mother Helen Eslinger, stepfather Bob Eslinger, daughter Lisa (Bob) McGregor, and grandchildren Tommy, Megan and Amy; stepdaughter Donna (Jim) Myers, grandchildren Amanda and Joshua, stepson Donald (Rachel) Sayers. Sister and best friend Kay Nees, nieces D.D. (Marlin) Jorjensen and Kathy (John) Marchetto, grand-nephews Brian Curtis Jorjensen and Jimmy Hughes, nephews David, Randy and Jeff Nees, and Jim (Anna) Hughes, grand-nephews and grand-nieces Erick, Bob, Doug, Becky, Shane, Michelle, Brittany, Janica, Ashlyn Kae, Brittany, Ashley, Justin Jeffrey. Aunts Beatrice Ellmore and Katherine Higbee. Included are several great nieces and nephews, mother-in-law Grace Fraser, brother-in-law Billy Leoppky, nephews-in-law William and Michael Leoppky. Frank was predeceased by his father Frank Ellmore, sister Diane Eggers, and several aunts and uncles. Funeral service was held Tuesday, March 2 at 2:00 p.m. from Fletcher Funeral Chapel, Weyburn with Rev. John Ferrier officiating. Cremation followed with interment at a later date. All in attendance were considered honorary pallbearers.
ELMER - Arthur Douglas (1929 - 2004) late of Weyburn, passed away August 29, 2004 at the age of 75. Doug is survived by his son Alan (Cheryl) of Regina, and three grandchildren; Kurt, Meagan and Michael all of Regina; one sister Margaret (Stan) Oaks of Winnipeg, MB; friend and companion Marie Burgess as well as many nieces and nephews. A private funeral service and interment was held. Pallbearers were Kurt Elmer, Michael Ruf, Randy Burgess, Terry Burgess, Brian Burgess and Justin Morrice.
ELTON - Lola Diane was born on February 10, 1958 at Mankota, SK and passed away on October 17, 2008 at Medicine Hat, AB at the age of 50 years. Lola leaves to cherish her memory two sons, Blaine Elton and fiancee, Cherilyn McNeely and Evan Elton and special friend, Lindsy Gardner, and their father, John Elton, all of Medicine Hat; three steop children, Sharon (Jason) George of Medicine Hat, Darryl Elton and Kevin Elton, both of Brandon, MB; seven grandchildren, Tiara Dawn, Matthew, Sage, Tyran, Trae, Jaysa, and Ashtyn; her parents, Gordon and Mildred Goodwin of Weyburn; one brother, Lonnie (Debbie) Goodwin of McCord; four sisters, Gayle (Gerry) Barth of Medicine Hat, Mavis Souther of Weyburn, Twyla (John) Kot of Griffin, and Brenda (Kent) Royer of Langley, BC; as well as numerous nieces and nephews. Lola was predeceased by one grandson, Jayton. Lola was born and raised on a farm in McCord before moving to Weyburn at the age of eleven. Always a perfectionist, she completed high school at Western Christian College and went on to study Business Management at Oklahoma Christian University. She then moved to Medicine Hat where she worked at the Royal Bank. Here, she was married and had her two sons, her pride and joy. She loved to cook, work in her garden and shop. She was always pretty in pink. She loved to sing, crochet and go for coffee with friends and family. A generous and loving woman, she was a mother to many, a special sister and a cherished daughter. She will be lovingly remembered and dearly missed. Funeral service was held at Hillcrest Evangelical Missionary Church on Wednesday, October 22 at 1:00 pm with Pastor Mark Bolender officiating. A family interment followed in the Family Plot at Saamis Prairie View Cemetery. Pallbearers were Kent Royer, Curtis Royer, Gerry Barth, Landon Royer, Jason George, Greg Wingenbach.
ELYK - Opal Eileen (nee Smye). On Wednesday, November 24, 2004, Opal Eileen Elyk, late of Souris Valley Extended Care Centre, Weyburn, passed away at the age of 84 years. Opal was predeceased by her husband, Bill Elyk; her mother and father, Gladys and Ernest Smye; one infant sister, Rita Smye, one grandson, Michael Popov, and cousin Joyce Payak. Opal will be lovingly remembered by her three daughters: Ruby (Joe) Popov of Kelowna, BC; June (Bill) Irvine of Weyburn; and Rena Elyk (Gord Hemphill) of Weyburn; grandchildren and great grandchildren: Karie (Morris Tytlandsvik) and Quinten; Karol (Wayne Ebel) and Megan; Krista (Troy Turner), Britney and Kaysha; Perrin Ruckaber, Kolton and Dayrien; Bill Irvine, Alec and Kaylee; Pat Irvine and Logan; Kathy (Gary Way), Matthew and Evan; several cousins and many friends. Opal was born August 17, 1920 to Ernest and Gladys Smye at Weyburn. She attended Weyburn Plains School to grade 8, then took her grade 9 and GED by correspondence in 1992. She worked out in the 30's for $5.00 a month which was a government deal. She and Bill Elyk were married in 1940 and farmed in the Weyburn Plains area until ill health forced them to sell the farm. They moved to 227 Lorraine Street in Weyburn in 1974. She took a typing class. When her husband Bill passed away, Opal sold her house and moved into the Dolinski apartments. She did Home Care when it was first started by the Baptist minister Ron McIver. Opal taught 4-H and did volunteer work. She worked for two years in Moosomin as a housekeeper until her first heart attack. In 1990 she retired. In 1999 she had a quadruple bypass. Later she lived at Bison Manor until a broken leg and continued heart problems sent her to Souris Valley Extended Care Centre, 1B South. Her grandchildren and great grandchildren were her special joy. Along with her family she leaves many special friends, Margaret and Elmer Maurer, Leonard and Lillian Hestad, Linda Redshaw and Chris, Shirley, John and Don Ruckaber, Lynn Babbings, Norma Ness, Lucille Clark and relatives in Ontario and Nova Scotia and special friends and staff at Souris Valley. A memorial service was held Monday, November 29 at 2:00 p.m. from Fletcher Funeral Chapel with Rev. John Ferrier officiating. All Opal's grandsons were considered to be honorary pallbearers. A private family interment followed in Green Acres Memorial Gardens, Weyburn.
EMBERLEY - Eugene Edward. On the early morning of June 30th, 2009, Eugene asked his family permission to leave this world as he said he thought it was time to go. With his wife and sons in his arms, Eugene said his final good-bye. He passed away peacefully at the age of 53 after being diagnosed with cancer eights months earlier. Eugene was a tower of strength for his family and friends during his entire illness. Each and every day he taught valuable lessons to everyone that came in contact with him. Eugene was born on July 8, 1955 in Placentia, Newfoundland. After completing high school, one year of electrical training, a few months of working in northern Newfoundland, Eugene left his home in Newfoundland to become a permanent resident of Weyburn. In 1976, Eugene was scouted for the position of pitcher for the Weyburn Fastball team. During his first year in Saskatchewan, Eugene started working at CP Rail, met Charlene Hanson and they were married in July 1977. After one year the Weyburn team folded; Eugene played out of Regina with the Molsons Fastball team for the next eleven years. During these eleven years, Eugene raised two wonderful boys, met and made some long-time friends. His boys followed in their Dad's footsteps eventually playing and pitching for their own baseball teams. Eugene hung up his pitching glove in 1990 to take on the new and rewarding position as coach until 2003. Not only did he coach baseball of various ages, he was also available to help out with girls fastball whenever a team needed some help. Once coaching was over, Eugene kept himself busy with home improvements for himself and others. In his lifetime Eugene touched many lives from neighbors on our street to all across Canada. Many people in this country will be missing a very good friend. Eugene was predeceased by his father Michael, brother Tommy, sister Catherine, mother-in-law Mamie Hanson, niece Taylor Hanson and brother-in-law Gordon Ashworth. He will be sadly missed by his wife Charlene of Weyburn, his sons, Dustin (Carrie Woods) of Martensville, Landon of Weyburn (Cheryl Leyenhorst of Dalmeny), his mother Cecilia of Placentia, NL, brothers Don Emberley of Weyburn, Mike (Margie) Emberley of NL, James (Remy) Emberley of Toronto, ON, David Emberley of NL; sisters Madonna (Paul) Taruinskas of Boston, Mass, Ella (Jerry) Pitcher of NL, Monica (Ken) Walsh of NL, Bernice (Jim) Bartlett of NL, Bernadette (Gerry) Nolan of NL, Laura (Dan) McCue of NS, as well as several uncles, aunts, nieces, and nephews. Eugene is also survived by his second family, sister-in-laws Linda Hockley of Weyburn, Lorna Ashworth of Regina, Deb (Terry) Obst of Yorkton, Mona (Stuart) Bloor of Estevan, Wendy (Chris) Park of Outlook; brother-in-laws Lane (Fran) Hanson of Estevan, Emery (Jean) Hanson of Estevan and Steve (Marcy) Hanson of Lloydminster and several uncles, aunts, nieces and nephews. Funeral Mass was held at 9:30 am on Friday, July 3, 2008 at the St. Vincent de Paul Roman Catholic Church in Weyburn. Internment took place at the Columbarium in Hillcrest Cemetery, Weyburn, SK. Honorary Pallbearers are Bud Rosiak, Ed Goodwin, Tim Herberholz, Randy Schmidt, Kartsen Nielsen, Jim Donison, Garnet Moore and Dale Onufreychuk. These CP Rail guys were like a band of brothers rather than just co-workers.
ENDICOTT - Grace B. (nee Robb). On Monday, July 2, 2007, Grace B. Endicott of Weyburn passed away with her family by her side, at the Weyburn General Hospital, at the age of 93 years. Predeceased by her parents, John and Grace Robb, her husband, Clarence Endicott, sisters, Christina Hoeving and Minnie Myers, brother, Jim Robb; and by two sons-in-law, Gerald Callan and Wayne Fletcher. Grace will be lovingly remembered by her family, two daughters: Jeannette Callan of Weyburn and her children: Rodney, Joe, Wendy (Mark), Kelly (Chris) and Laurie (Reg); and Phyllis Fletcher of Regina and her children: Trevor (Jan), Derek (Shannen) and Lynette (Paul), thirteen great grandchildren and two great great grandchildren; two sisters, Betty Bryant of Kamloops, BC and Nellie Teesdale of Weyburn; as well as numerous nieces, nephews and many friends. Grace was born January 18, 1914 at Huronville, the oldest child of six children, therefore she helped raise her siblings. She attended West Osage School, receiving a grade eight education. Grace left home at the age of fourteen to enter the working world. She worked as hired help doing housework, farm help and various labor jobs. On November 22, 1937, Grace married Clarence Endicott in Weyburn. They lived in Weyburn from 1937 to 1947 when they moved to the Endicott homestead. They would often stay at York's in Weyburn, taking care of Alan and Mike while their parents vacationed south during the winter. They moved back into Weyburn in 1978. Grace was a member of the South Weyburn Homemakers for many years. She was a member of the Royal Purple, receiving perfect attendance for sixteen consecutive years. She volunteered for Meals on Wheels and for the Hospital Auxiliary. Grace enjoyed bowling and the old time dances where she served lunch for many years. She liked to do embroidery work, quilting, sewing and crocheting. She also enjoyed all types of card games and tournaments. Grace was a member of Knox Presbyterian Church in Weyburn. Her most joyous feelings were those she felt for her family, each and everyone held a special place in her heart. She is now watching over us all. Funeral Services were held Friday, July 6 at 10:00 a.m. from Fletcher Funeral Chapel, 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: Rodney Callan, Joe Callan, Trevor Fletcher, Derek Fletcher, Paul Konanz and Reg Blacquier.
ENGEBRETSEN - Eva Regina (nee Borschowa). On Sunday, February 13, 2000, Eva Regina Engebretsen, late of Weyburn, passed away at the age of 84 years. Predeceased by her parents, Carl and Eva Borschowa; her husband, Leonard Engebretsen on January 13, 2000; numerous brothers, sisters, brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law. Eva will be lovingly remembered and sadly missed by her son Wayne (Mary) Engebretsen, grandson, Darren and granddaughter, Alexia all of Weyburn; one sister, Kay (Louie) Freistadt of Humboldt, SK as well as numerous nieces and nephews. Regina was born May 23, 1915 at Humboldt. She lived in Weyburn since she was a baby, where she received her elementary education. She worked at Charnell's Studio before her marriage to Leonard on September 2, 1939 in Weyburn. She belonged to the Royal Purple, Weyburn General Hospital Auxiliary, Legion Ladies Auxiliary, and the Roman Catholic Church. Regina enjoyed knitting, reading and crocheting. She liked meeting people in general and sharing a joke or a laugh. She enjoyed travelling and seeing different places in both Canada and the USA. The birth of her two grandchildren were very special events in her life, Darren on January 14, 1983 and Alexia on February 7, 1985. Regina and Leonard celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary on September 2, 1999. A memorial service was held Thursday, February 17 at 2:00 p.m. from Fletcher Funeral Chapel, Weyburn, with Father Francis Hengen officiating. Interment followed in Green Acres Memorial Gardens, Weyburn. All those in attendance were considered to be honorary pallbearers.
ENGEBRETSEN - Leonard Raymond. On Thursday, January 13, 2000, Leonard Raymond Engebretsen, late of Weyburn, passed away at the age of 89 years. Predeceased by his mother and father, Ingrid and Einar Engebretsen; and by numerous brothers and sisters-in-law, Leonard is survived by his loving wife of 60 years, Regina of Weyburn, and by his son, Wayne (Mary) Engebretsen, grandson, Darren and granddaughter, Alexia, all of Weyburn, one sister Florence Spreken; as well as numerous nieces and nephews. Leonard was born January 7, 1911 at Wild Rose, N.D. USA. He came with his family to Canada in 1917 to a farm outside of Halbrite where he grew up and attended elementary school to grade 8. On September 2, 1939 he married Regina Borshowa at Weyburn. He hauled coal in Weyburn, worked as an aide at the Saskatchewan Hospital for one year, and then worked as a radiator repairman in various garages in Weyburn for 30 years. Leonard enjoyed bike riding, playing cards and dancing. He played the accordion in a band for many years in Weyburn and area. He was a life member of the Weyburn Elks Lodge and a member of the United Church. A memorial service was held Monday, January 17 at 2:00 p.m. from Fletcher Funeral Chapel with Marilyn Anderson Corkum officiating minister. Interment followed in Green Acres Memorial Gardens, Weyburn. All those in attendance were considered to be honorary pallbearers.
ENGELE - Judith 'Judy' Kathleen (nee Wignes), late of Weyburn, passed away on Friday, November 4, 2005. Judy was born on October 23, 1948 and was given the name Judith Kathleen Wignes. She was the oldest of three girls who grew up on a farm just south of Humboldt, near a hamlet named Burr. She attended a one room school house called the Morvin School until grade eight, then finished her schooling in Humboldt at the Collegiate high school. While going to school there, she met a handsome young boy from Carmel named Edwin. Her parents gave her a hard time with this situation in that Carmel was known as, "the wrong side of the tracks" at that time. After dating for four years, Edwin finally gathered up the courage to ask Judy to marry him, and was extremely relieved when she said "yes." They were married on July 26, 1969 in Bruno, then moved to Outlook, where Judy gave birth to their first child, naming her Leslie. They stayed there for four years, then it was off to Kitimat, BC, where their second child, Jennifer was born. In 1976, they decided that they missed the prairies, moved to Weyburn, where Kristy was born in 1980. While living in Weyburn, Judy worked at various jobs including: an in-home babysitter, homecare worker, and sales associate at The Fabric Centre. Judy also worked at a day care, where she was helping a little girl with very special needs. When the little girl started kindergarten, Judy was asked to work at the school to help this child adjust and attend. This is how, for the last 15 years, Judy was able to work at the Queen Elizabeth School in Weyburn, where she met and helped so many other children, which was something she absolutely loved to do. Judy was predeceased by her father, George; her sister, Lorraine; her father-in-law and mother-in-law, Michael and Martha; and her brother-in-law, Allan. She is survived by her husband, Edwin of Weyburn; her daughters, Leslie (Craig) Huxted and their children, Nathan and Jordan of Regina; Jennifer (Terry) Oyakawa and their children, Taylor, Kendra and Keagan of Edmonton, AB; Kristy Engele (Chris Zastrow) and their daughter, Kaitlan of Regina; her mother, Phyllis Wignes of Humboldt; her sister, Sheila (Tom) Paton, of Regina and Lorraine's husband, Lin Cochrane, Coronation, AB; several brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law; as well as numerous nieces and nephews. The Service of Remembrance was held on Thursday, November 10, at 2:00 p.m. at the Grace United Church, Weyburn, with Pastor Martin Olson officiating. Honorary Pallbearers were: Craig Huxted, Terry Oyakaw, Chris Zastrow, Dirk Van Egmond, Kevin Stolson and Steward Enns.
ENGLOT - Annie (nee Antonishen). On Tuesday, April 14, 2009, Annie Englot of Weyburn passed away at the age of 94 years. Annie was predeceased by her parents, Stanley and Phaie Antonishen; her husband, Joseph Englot; two daughters: Theresa McLean and Gertrude Englot; brothers and sisters: George, John, Mary, Mike, Carl, Bronic, Paul and Nellie; two siblings in infancy; numerous sisters-in-law and son-in-law, Merv Tramer. Annie will be lovingly remembered by her family, four children: Priscilla Blondeau of Regina and her children: Cheryl, Kim, Deborah, Kevin and Denise; Delores (Ron McDougall) Tramer of St. Catharines, ON and their children, Jay and Wendy; Tom (Sylvia) Englot of Kronau and their children: Cheryl and Wendy; Ken (Lucy) Englot of Weyburn and their children: Twyla, Tiffany, Amanda and Ryan; Theresa McLean's daughter, Terri-Lee; Gertrude Englot's daughter, Norma-Jean; twenty one great grandchildren; two sisters, Stella Novak of St. Catharines, ON and Lucy Chaher of Wadena, and brother, Peter (Agnes) Antonishen of Kelliher; as well as many nieces and nephews. A funeral mass was held Saturday, April 18th at 1:00 p.m. from St. Vincent de Paul Roman Catholic Church, Weyburn with Fr. Gerry Bauche officiating. Interment followed in Hillcrest Cemetery, Weyburn. Pallbearers were: Ryan Englot, Kevin Pekrul, Kevin Paik, Brett Paik, Ron McDougall and Clint Callahan.
EPP - Bruno Jacob Epp, age 64 years, went home to be with the Lord on Monday, January 24, 2005. He died suddenly in Edmonton, AB while visiting family. Bruno was born March 9, 1940 in the village of Waldheim. He was the seventh of eight children born to David and Justina Epp. He spent his early childhood on the farm in Eigenheim and attended the Eigenheim country school. He finished high school at Rosthern Junior College and attended Canadian Mennonite Bible College in Winnipeg, MB for one year (65/66). He graduated from the University of Saskatchewan with a Bachelor of Science in Agriculture in 1971. On May 15, 1971, Bruno married Anne Guenter in Hague. After a year in Saskatoon, they moved to Gull Lake, where Bruno taught high school. In 1973 they moved to Weyburn, where they remained until Bruno's death. Bruno enjoyed his job as an assessor in the Saskatchewan Municipal Affairs Department and later as the regional manager for the Saskatchewan Management Agency. He retired in June, 2003. Bruno's Christian heritage led him to commit himself to the Lord early in life. The spiritual challenges he faced in university caused him to study the Bible diligently and strengthen his faith. For many years, he has been actively serving the Lord through involvement with Silver Heights Bible Church, the Gideons, and the Creation Science Association. Bruno is survived by his loving wife, Anne and their children: Murray and his son Kyler; Trina Lowery (Tony) and her children Jamie, Hope, Amber; Peter and son Isaiah; Andrew and wife Brandi; six siblings, Irene (Roy) Stuart, Dennis (Tokuko) Epp, Carl (Madeleine) Epp, Victor (Helen) Epp, Oscar (Rosalind) Epp, Elsbeth (Jim) Moyer, sister-in-law Mary Epp; and his mother-in-law Mary Guenter. Bruno was predeceased by his parents, David and Justina Epp; an infant grandson Adam; one brother Walter, sister-in-law Hilda Epp, and his father-in-law George Guenter. Bruno will be sorely missed, however, we rejoice that he is with the Lord and we will see him again. Funeral service was held on Saturday, January 29 at the Silver Heights Bible Church (10:00 a.m.) and at the Eigenheim Mennonite Church (6:00 p.m.) with a burial following at Eigenheim Cemetery.
ERICK - Valentine Fildy Erick, late of Weyburn, SK passed away January 26, 2012, at the age of 86 years. Valentine was predeceased by his parents Valentine and Caroline Erick; his wife, Shirley; sisters, Minnie and Francis, brothers, Dennis and Joe; brothers-in-law: George Emmel and Wayne McAlpine; sistersin-law: Peggy McAlpine and Totty Erick. Valentine is survived by his children: Rick (Doreen) Erick, Debra (Blaine) Frank, Keith (Anna) Erick, Carol (Carl) Kuntz; seven grandchildren: Jolie Erick (Mike Brodaway), Jennifer (Adam) White, Jason (Carmen) Frank, Aaron Frank (Jamie MacDonald), Craig (Marcie) Erick, Sheena (Cody) Grimes, Tyler Kuntz; great grandchildren: Chloe Erick, Sophie White, Jarrod and Chase Brodaway, Jensen Frank, Jaxon Frank, Sydney, Shaylee, Taylor Hembroff, Hayden Frank, Kirby, Ryan and Titus Erick, Kendall, Greyson, Ethan and Sadie Grimes; sister, Levine (Jim) Frank; brothers-in-law: Doug McAlpine, Bob (Louise) McAlpine, Bill (Kaye) McAlpine; sister-in-law, Dorothy Bartlett as well as several nieces and nephews. Prayers will be held on Monday January 30, 2012 at 7:00 p.m. from St. Vincent de Paul Roman Catholic Church, Weyburn, SK. Funeral mass for Valentine will be held on Tuesday, January 31, 2012 at 10:30 a.m. from St. Vincent de Paul Roman Catholic Church, Weyburn, SK with Fr. Gerry Bauche, celebrant. Interment to follow at Hillcrest Cemetery, Weyburn, SK.
ERICKSON - Anne Julia (nee Dash). Our much loved mother, grandmother, sister, friend, Anne Julia Erickson passed away December 17, 2003 in Weyburn General Hospital at the age of 86 years. She is fondly remembered by her family, Tim Erickson of Weyburn, Dona (Floyd) Kinchen of Vancouver, BC, Brenda (Norm) Rathwell of Saskatoon, Patricia (Phil) Tweten of Semiahmoo, WA, Rhonda (Grant) Knapik of Edmonton, AB; grandsons: Jeff (Dianne) Pennock of Langley, BC and Chris (Jeannette) Stevens of Edmonton, AB; plus her many relatives and friends, all left to mourn her loss. Anne was predeceased by her beloved husband Orlan Thomas (OT) and two sons: Bobby and Billy. Funeral service was held Saturday, December 20 at 11:00 a.m. from St. Vincent de Paul RC Church, Weyburn.
ERICKSON - Dorothy Willa (nee Jordan) Ror Erickson, late of Weyburn, passed away August 25, 2010 at the age of 86 years. Dorothy Willa Erickson was predeceased by her parents Will and Ada Jordan; her first husband, Lloyd Ror and second husband Hjalmer Erickson; brothers, Paul and Albert Jordan, and sister, Thelma Ror. Dorothy will be lovingly remembered by her children, daughter, Lynne (Dennis) Lizuck, son, Dean (Roxanne) Ror; step children, Adele (Merle) Paulhus, Linda (Robert) Paulhus, Milo (Myrla) Erickson, Susan (Marcel) Draghici, Arliss (Bert) Tosczak; grandchildren, Trevor Lizuck, Chantel Lizuck (Dave), Devon (Carrie) Ror, Tyler (Amanda) Ror; great grandchildren, Jayda Soanes, Teneal Soanes, Mya Ror; step grandchildren, Kelly (Heather) Paulhus, Rhonda (Bill) McCluskey, Darren (Lori) Paulhus, Troy (Susan) Paulhus, Danielle Paulhus, Dallas Erickson (Morgan), Melissa Erickson (Kyle), Vanessa Erickson (Mike), Kimberly (Audun) Klath, Jodi Draghici (Jordan), Pam Draghici (Justin), Kari (Paul) Claypool, Kyla (Jason) Durr, Krisy (Murray) Thomas, Jason (Loran) Tosczak, Jarett Tosczak; step-great-grandchildren, Kayla and Adam Paulhus, Kyle McCluskey, Sidney and Shay Paulhus, Josh, Desiree and Ryan Paulhus, Sophie Kydd, Austin and Arwen Claypool, Colby and Jayden Durr, Cassidy Thomas; two brothers, Wray Jordan, Norman (Karen) Jordan; three sisters, Marion Erick, Elsie Newans, Marlene (Lyle) Sherrow; a sister-in-law, Ruth Jordan as well as numerous nieces and nephews. Dorothy was born on February 11, 1924, the second child of Will and Ada Jordan at the family home in Goodwater. Dorothy attented school in Goodwater and on August 9, 1942 married Pte. Lloyd Ror. In 1943 she accompanied her husband, who had been posted to Camp Shilo in Manitoba and then to Winnipeg until 1946. With the war over, the couple moved back to Goodwater where Lynne was born in 1947 and Dean in 1952. They remained in Goodwater until 1953. The family relocated to Wordsworth until 1964 at which time they returned to Goodwater and purchased the Goodwater Café. Lloyd passed away December 23, 1965 and Dorothy continued to operate the café until 1968, when she married Hjalmer Erickson and moved to his farm south of Goodwater. Dorothy and Hjalmer moved to Weyburn in 1974 and spent many years travelling, gardening, fishing and making new friends on Ash Drive. In later years they moved to Rhineland Towers where Dorothy remained until 2006, Hjalmer having passed away in 2000. In 2006, Dorothy moved to Parkway Lodge where she remained until her passing. Dorothy’s passions in life were music, cooking, gardening and her ever-expanding family(s). She also enjoyed curling, golf and coffee at the Co-op. Funeral services for Dorothy (Ror) Erickson were held on Tuesday, August 31 at 2:00 p.m. from Grace United Church, Weyburn, Rev. M. Barnabas was officiant. Interment followed at Goodwater Cemetery, Goodwater. The pallbearers were Chantel Lizuck,Devon Ror,Tyler Ror, Trevor Lizuck, Dallas Erickson, Darren Pauhlus and Jason Tosczak.
ERICKSON - Hjalmer Ferdinand, late of Weyburn, passed away on Sunday, November 12, 2000 at Souris Valley Extended Care Centre, at the age of 87 years. Hjalmer was born September 21, 1913 in the Goodwater district. He attended Rose Peak School. He was raised on a farm south of Goodwater where he farmed with his dad. During the 30's he helped a neighbour's family drive their herd of cattle to the northeast part of Prince Albert, where he remained and worked on a farm. On June 13, 1942, he married Muriel Oxelgren. In 1944 he purchased a farm six miles south of Goodwater, where he lived and raised his family. Muriel passed away April 18, 1966. He then married Dorothy Ror on April 15, 1968. He was a farmer and hauled cattle for other farmers in the community. He was always looking for rocks to use in his Lapidary work. He also liked to fish, camp, travel, dance and read. During his life he was involved with the Foresters, member of the School Board and the Telephone Board. When they built the Goodwater Rink, he was also involved. He was a founding member of the Colgate Credit Union. He also was a member of the Farmers' Union and was strongly involved with the Weyburn Co-op. He farmed south of Goodwater and in retirement moved to Weyburn. He attended the Goodwater United Church and after moving to Weyburn he attended the Grace United Church. He loved the land, his family and was a good neighbour, always willing to give a helping hand. He was predeceased by his parents: Theresia and Emmanuel Erickson; first wife, Muriel; one brother, Elmer Erickson. Hjalmer is survived by his wife, Dorothy Erickson of Weyburn; his children: Adele (Merle) Paulhus of Kelowna, BC; Linda (Robert) Paulhus of Pilot Butte; Milo (Myrla) Ericksonof Goodwater; Susan (Marcel) Draghici of Pilot Butte; Arliss (Bert) Tosczak of Tribune; two step children: Lynne (Dennis) Lizuck of Weyburn; Dean (Roxanne) Ror of Weyburn; grandchildren: Kelly (Heather), Renda (Bill), Jody (Gord), Darren (Lorie), Troy (Susan), Danielle, Dallas, Melissa, Vanessa, Kimberly, Jodi, Pamela, Kari, Kyla (Jason), Krisy, Jason, Jarett, Trevor, Chantel, Devon (Carrie), Tyler; great grandchildren: Kayla, Adam, Kyle, Kim, Kelly, Kody, Sydney, Josh, Jayda, Teneal; two sisters: Violet Oliver and Lorraine (Ken) Oxelgren; as well as numerous nieces and nephews. Funeral service was held on Thursday, Nov. 16 at 2:00 p.m. from Zion Lutheran Church, Weyburn, with Pastor Ron Bestvater officiating. Interment followed in Green Acres Memorial Gardens, Weyburn. Honorary pallbearers were all his grandchildren.
ERICKSON - Isabel (nee Fowler). On Thursday, May 6, 1999, Isabel Erickson, late of Weyburn, passed away at the age of 88 years. Predeceased by her parents, William and Margaret Fowler; her husband, Elmer Erickson; three brothers: Alex Fowler, John Fowler and Bill Fowler; two sisters: Muriel Colwell and Margaret Fowler; one sister-in-law, Mabel Fowler and one brother-in-law, Elsin Colwell. Isabel is survived by one daughter, Joyce (Jack) Beck of Weyburn; one son, Larry (Elaine) Phillips of Weyburn; one sister, Flora LaSalle of Moose Jaw; one sister-in-law, Lola Fowler of Weyburn; four grandsons: Dale Schmidt, Gary Schmidt, Darren Schmidt and Francis Phillips; two granddaughters: Kathy Bloor and Karen Hills; 12 great grandchildren; as well as numerous nieces and nephews. Isabel was born March 4, 1911 to Bill and Margaret Fowler who came from Aberdeen, Scotland in 1910 and homesteaded at Glasnevin, SK. They moved to a farm at Ogema, SK in 1920. In 1926 the family moved to a farm south of Yeomans, SK. Isabel received her schooling at Linden School in Ogema. She helped on the family farm at Yeomans and later worked on the farm for Clifford and Minnie Gallinger and also on the Wadell farm in the area. In 1936 she married Ed Phillips. They lived in Weyburn until 1940 when they moved to a farm south of Yeomans. In 1944 they moved to a farm north of Grassdale, SK. They raised two children, Larry born 1937 and Joyce born 1942. Isabel moved to Weyburn in 1959 and married Elmer Erickson in 1961. They moved to Midale where she worked as a cook in the Midale Hospital for several years then moving back to Weyburn to retire. After losing her husband Elmer, she moved to Heritage Place in Weyburn where she lived until March of 1999 when she suffered a stroke. Isabel then received special care at Souris Valley Extended Care Centre until her passing. She was a member of the Yeomans Sewing Circle for many years and later helped with wake-up security at Heritage Place. She also enjoyed reading and was very fond of birds and animals. Isabel took great pleasure in seeing her family, grandchildren and great grandchildren. She had a special quality that drew her close to the people she knew. Funeral service was held Tuesday, May 11 at 2:00 p.m. from Fletcher Funeral Chapel, Weyburn, with Bill Corkum officiating minister. Interment followed in Green Acres Memorial Gardens, Weyburn. All those in attendance were considered to be honorary pallbearers. The active pallbearers were her grandsons: Dale, Gary and Darren Schmidt and Francis Phillips.
ERICKSON - Rita Frances (nee Dobeson). On Thursday, September 28, 2000, Rita Frances Erickson, late of the Radville Marian Health Centre, passed away at the Regina Pasqua Hospital at the age of 80 years. Rita was born August 17, 1920 at Wrekington, England. She was predeceased by her parents, William and Isabella Dobeson, her husband, Clarence Erickson; one sister in infancy, and three great grandchildren. Rita is survived by her children: three sons: Doug (his companion Bernice) Erickson of Radville; Robert (Elsie) Erickson of Weyburn; and Brian (Karen) Erickson of Portage La Prairie, MB; two daughters: Dianna (Albert) Addison of Brandon, MB; and Elizabeth (David) Hein of Drumheller, AB; 14 grandchildren and 15 great grandchildren. Funeral service was held Monday, October 2, at 10:00 a.m. from All Saints Anglican Church, Weyburn, with Rev. Julie Collings officiating. Interment followed in Green Acres Memorial Gardens, Weyburn. All those in attendance were considered to be honorary pallbearers. The active pallbearers were: Mark Holden, Albert Addison Jr., David Addison, Shaen Hein, Alan Erickson and Duane Jungwirth
ESKDALE - Helen Carol (nee Olson) passed away peacefully at Tatagwa View Long Term Care Facility in Weyburn, on Saturday, March 1, 2008 at the age of 80 years. Helen Carol (Olson) Eskdale was born November 29, 1927 at Torquay. She was the eldest of nine children born to Carl and Gina Olson. She took her schooling at Maple View, Gilbertson and Torquay High School. In 1952, she graduated as a Psych. Nurse at the Weyburn Mental Hospital. She married Bill Eskdale in 1952, and their son Larry was born the following year. She was predeceased by her parents, Carl and Gina Olson; her husband Bill in 1991; her brothers: Gordon, Morris, Franklin and Herb; also her brother and sister-in-law, Don and Tressa Eskdale, brother-in-law, Gordon Clark and sister-in-law, Estelle Olson. She leaves to mourn her son Larry (Sheila), granddaughter, Melissa and family; also three step grandchildren and families; two sisters, Lucille Clark and Jean (John) Wagner of Weyburn; two brothers, Victor (Shirley) Olson of Calgary, AB and Walter Olson of Regina. She will be fondly remembered by nieces, nephews and families. The family would like to thank the staff at Tatagwa View, for the wonderful care she received while there. A family Graveside Service will be held at a later date.
EVANS - Blanche (nee Hollinger). Memorial service for Blanche Evans, 95 years, was held Thursday, March 9, 2000 at 2:00 p.m. from Grace United Church, Weyburn, with Rev. Bill Corkum and Rev. Rob Ogilvie officiating. Interment followed in Hillcrest Cemetery, Weyburn. Blanche was predeceased by her husband, Clifford Evans in 1989; her parents, Margaret and William Hollinger; three sisters Audrey West, Retta Fox and Beryl Nicholls and one brother, Russell Hollinger. She leaves to mourn two sons: Norman (Jean) Evans of Weyburn, and Gordon (Lois) Evans of Weyburn; and one daughter Norma (Alec) Charlton of Kenosee Lake. She is survived by nine grandchildren: Joan (Garry) Kruger, Regina; Garth (Marilyn) Charlton, Weyburn; Mary-Lynn (Dave) Thornton, Regina; Sandra (Tracy) Ogden, Fillmore; Gail (Allan) Donald, Moose Jaw; Janice Evans, Bathwell, ON; Gerry (Lenore) Evans, Weyburn; Ken Evans, Weyburn; and Cathy (Terry) Hopper, Weyburn. She also leaves 15 great grandchildren: Clayton Hopper, Erin and Judd Kruger, Jeromy (Arden) and Jamie Charlton, Kate and Halle Thornton, Reanne, Leah and Amanda Ogden, Jessie, Melissa and Garrett Donald, Lisa Zentner, and Carley Evans; as well as numerous nieces and nephews. Blanche was born in the Weyburn area in 1905. She attended Wheat Centre School and Weyburn Collegiate. In1927 she married Clifford and they lived in the Talmage and Weyburn area for over 50 years. They moved to the city of Weyburn in 1979. They celebrated over 60 years of marriage. Blanche was interested in gardening and creative hobbies, and was involved with church and Sunday School, U.C.W. and Women's Institute. She worked for the Red Cross during war years and was very interested in the life of the farm and 4-H. Family and friends helped her celebrate her 95th birthday on February 27, 2000. Her grandchildren called her 'Nanny' and were the joy of her life. She resided in Pioneer Place and Weyburn Special Care Home for a number of years until the time of her passing. All the grandchildren were honorary pallbearers.
EVANS - Hazeldene (nee Hurst). At Weyburn Special Care, April 25, 2008, Mom left us just three months before her 80th birthday. She was the eldest sister of Berty-Lou Dreis (Weyburn) and Brenda Hurst (Calgary) and the Mother of Cynthia (Ottawa) and Ferg (Victoria). She also leaves behind, a highlight of her world, her granddaughter, Kacey (Rob) DePape and her two great granddaughters, Ryleigh and Avery, (Fort McMurray), and many nieces and nephews. She is predeceased by her husband John, parents, Pete and Bertha Hurst, and brother-in-law, Merv Dreis. A celebration of Hazeldene's life will be held Friday, May 9 at 2:00 p.m. at Knox Presbeterian Church, Weyburn. Lunch will follow at Knox Hall. A special thank you to Mom's friends, Weyburn Pallitive Care, the Doctors and staff at the Weyburn General Hospital and the staff at Weyburn Special Care during her brief stay.
EVANS - James Angus. On Sunday, December 26, 2004, James Angus Evans passed away at Weyburn Special Care Home at the age of 81 years. Predeceased by his father and mother, Arthur and Martha Evans; brothers: Alexander, Donald and Edward; sister Annabell Kenney; sisters-in-law: Dora Evans and Edna Evans. Jim will be lovingly remembered by his wife of 49 years, Myrtle of Weyburn and their family: son, Doug (Diane) Evans and their children: Rebecca (Robert) Buzon and Janice; daughter, Kathy (Lyndon) Brown and their children: James and David and great grandchildren: Emily and Gabrielle; brothers: Glen Evans of Rycroft, AB; David Evans of Rycroft, AB; Robert Evans of Salmon Arm, BC; sister, Pearl (Albert) Pugh of Prince Albert; brother-in-law, Stewart Kenney; as well as several nieces, nephews and cousins. James Angus Evans was born July 12, 1923 at Norbury, SK. He was raised by farming parents, Arthur and Martha Evans. He took his grade 12 at Weyburn Collegiate and trained as a registered psychiatric nurse at the Saskatchewan Hospital in Weyburn. Jim was with the 4th Armored Division of the Argyl and Sutherland Highlanders. Jim lived in Norbury (Spiritwood, SK) for 17 years and Weyburn for 63 years. On July 16, 1955 Jim married Myrtle Rodine in the Free Methodist Church in Weyburn. He worked at the Saskatchewan Hospital and as a custodian at the Weyburn post office. Jim was very involved with the Salvation Army since 1959, serving as a soldier, bandsman and volunteer visitor. He was a Wolf Cub leader for three years, a foster parent, a literacy tutor and a blood donor, having made 50 donations. Jim enjoyed writing poetry and prose, reading, gardening, and most of all, being with his family. Jim will be remembered for his quick wit and great sense of humor. He touched many with his kindness. Jim walked closely with his Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ and shared his faith whenever he had the opportunity. Funeral service was held Thursday, December 30 at 2:00 p.m. from the Salvation Army Corps, Weyburn, with Captain and Pastor Raelene Russell officiating. Interment was in Green Acres Memorial Gardens, Weyburn. Pallbearers were: Herb Evans, Lyndon Brown, Brian Walter, Doug Evans and Bob Evans.
EVANS - Jessica Jae (nee Montgomery) Evans of Weyburn, was born January 16, 1976 in Maple Creek, and passed away tragically July 17, 2005 at the age of 29 years. Jessica was predeceased by her grandparents, Allan and Freda Montgomery, and an infant cousin, Denis Diehl. Jess is survived by the loves of her life, husband Ken and her son Liam; her parents, Dawn and Dale Montgomery of Maple Creek; her parents-in-law, Norman and Jean Evans of Weyburn; her sister-in-law Cathy (Terry) Hooper and their sons Clayton and Kane of Weyburn; her grandmother Florence Yellowlees of Saskatoon; her grandfather, Lloyd Yellowlees of Saskatoon; her aunts, uncles and cousins: Dale (Jae) Yellowlees and their children, Kara (children Kendra and Evan Davidson), Saskatoon, and Craig of Saskatoon; Heather (Dennis) Diehl and their daughter Melissa of Saskatoon; Jim Montgomery of Maple Creek and his daughter Jocelyn of Edmonton, AB; Linda (Bill) Anderson and their sons, Cole and Wade of Eckville, AB; Kim (Dave) Gavelin and their children Chayce, Craig, Erin and Kade of Meyronne. Jessica was also survived by a host of dear friends and extended relatives. Jessica grew up and took her schooling in Maple Creek graduating from high school in 1994. During her school years she played the alto saxophone with the school band and took several school band trips. She was in 4-H and won a 4-H trip to Langley, BC besides working as a councillor at Camp Rainier. Jess was involved in drama, dinner theaters, Christmas concerts and her church. Jess began singing at an early age and performed at showers, weddings, funerals and Cowboy Church services. Her talent as an artist evolved during her school years and she created several works of art from pencil sketches to water color paintings, signs and pottery. She had a knack for crafts and produced several wreaths and arrangements. She loved baking all sorts of goodies and baked and built elaborate gingerbread houses every Christmas. Jess was an accomplished dog handler and worked as a shepherd in northern BC at the ages of 15, 17 and 19. After high school Jess attended Bible College in Winnipeg, MB for a semester and also took a semester of Visual Arts at Medicine Hat College, Medicine Hat, AB. Jess worked at the Maple Creek Jasper Centre Museum. She was also the supervisor at the Tourist Centre and also spent a few months in Saskatoon working with the Department of Human Resources. When she moved to Weyburn, she was employed at TWC Financial in Radville and later worked part-time at the Royal Bank in Weyburn and Fillmore and Mark's Work Wearhouse. Jessica married the love of her life, Ken Evans, on October 12, 2002 in the Anglican Church in Maple Creek and moved to the homeplace near Weyburn. Their son, Liam, was born November 18, 2004. She loved being a mother to Liam and cherished her time at home with him every day. Jessica was known best for her contagious smile and bubbly personality. Her love for life and everyone she met. Jessica was a gift from God on loan to us and entrusted to our care. She brought love, joy and countless blessings to her family and friends. Her memory will continue to do so. Jessica had a deep faith in God. She may not have spoken loudly about it, but it was displayed in all her actions. She is safe in the arms of Jesus. Funeral service for Jessica was held Monday, July 25 in the Calvary Baptist Church, Weyburn. Interment took place at Hillcrest Cemetery, Weyburn. A memorial service was held Wednesday, July 27 in Maple Creek Armories. The services were officiated by Major Peter Eason, Pastor Doug Loden and Pastor Frank Rott. Active pallbearers were Daina and Chris Clark, Krista and Garon Pretty, Eve and Travis Erickson, Jeromy and Arden Charlton.
EVANS - Myrtle Clara (nee Rodine) Evans, late of Edmonton, AB, formerly of Weyburn, passed away October 15, 2012 at the age of 94 years. Myrtle was born August 18, 1918 at Hume, to Charles and Elsie Rodine. She grew up on the family farm with four sisters, Gladys, Flossie, Alice and Lois. Myrtle attended school in the Hume School District until she completed her grade ten. In 1978 she successfully completed and received her GED Diploma. As a young woman she was employed in Whitby, ON in the 1940’s at a munitions plant. From 1944 until 1946 Myrtle served as a Salvation Army officer. On July 16, 1955, Myrtle married Jim Evans at the Free Methodist Church in Weyburn. Jim and Myrtle lived in Weyburn all of their married lives and raised their children, Kathryn and Douglas. Myrtle was active in the community visiting and volunteering at Souris Valley, the Salvation Army and other care centres in the area. It was at Souris Valley that she began a career as payroll clerk and eventually retired in 1983. Myrtle was also active with The Salvation Army Weyburn Corps. She served for 25 years in Women’s Ministries, assisted as treasurer for many years and was a lifetime League of Mercy member. In her spare time Myrtle enjoyed knitting, crocheting, quilting, stitchery, sewing and reading. As her children lived in many different places, eastern Canada, Ontario, Alberta and Germany, Myrtle enjoyed the special family gatherings they had. In 2007 as her health declined, Myrtle moved to Edmonton, AB and in 2009 she became a resident of the Miller Crossing Care Centre until her passing. Mom was well known as “the lady who always smiled.” She was a breast cancer survivor since 1983 and was always ready to extend a helping hand to anyone in need. Myrtle was predeceased by her parents, Elsie and Charles Rodine; husband, Jim Evans and sisters, Gladys Fenwick, Alice Vestby and Flo Pederson. She will be lovingly remembered by her children: Kathryn (Lyndon) Brown of Windsor, ON and Douglas (Diane) Evans of Edmonton, AB; grandchildren Rebecca (Robert) Buzon and their children: Emily, Gabriella and Adrianna of Edmonton, AB; Janice (Jonathon) Howey of Houston, TX; James Brown of Edmonton, AB; David Brown of Windsor, ON; sister: Lois Fish of Weyburn, as well as very dear nieces, nephews, cousins and friends. A Funeral Service was held on Tuesday, October 23, at 2:00 p.m. from the Salvation Army Corps, Weyburn, with Majors Ronald and Linda Mailman officiating. Interment took place Tuesday, October 23, at 10:00 a.m. at Green Acres Memorial Gardens, Weyburn. Pallbearers were, Doug Evans, Lyndon Brown, David Brown and Brian Walters.
EWART - William Peter. On Sunday, January 22, 2006, William Peter Ewart passed away at the age of 70 years. Predeceased by his mother, Nellie; his father, Gene; step-mom, Phyllis, and brother, Bob. Bill is survived by his sister-in-law, Audrey Ewart; nieces, nephews and their children, Tim (Terri) Ewart and Daniel; Brenda Sandulak, Amanda and Brad; Rob (Maureen) Ewart, Serena and Matthew; Susan (Rob) Ewart. At Bill's request there will be no service. There will be a private memorial reception at a later date.
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FAHLMAN - Carol Emily (nee Schlechter). On Friday, November 21, 2008, Carol Emily Fahlman passed away at the Weyburn General Hospital at the age of 61 years. Carol was predeceased by her mother, Evelyn Schlechter. She will be lovingly remembered by her husband, Al Fahlman of Weyburn, and two daughters, Holly (Daryl) Vandale of Weyburn and their sons, Taylor, Noah and Carter, and Mandy (Andrew) Kerr of Regina and their sons, Hayden and Cameron; her father, Joseph Schlechter; brothers and sisters, Art (Dianne) Schlechter of Colesdale Park, Joe (Patti) Schlechter of Regina, Joan Schlechter of Maple Ridge, BC, Jim (Betty) Schlechter of Regina, Ralph (Lorna) Schlechter of Regina, Loretta (Dave) Zerr of Regina and Mark (Sheila) Schlechter as well as numerous nieces, nephews, uncles, aunts, cousins, relatives and friends. Carol was born at Grayson and was raised in a large family of eight children. She lived in Grayson until she was fifteen, when her parents moved to Regina and bought a home. She finished her High School at Scott Collegiate in Regina, then started training as a Psychiatric Nurse in Weyburn. After graduating, she worked at the Esendale Mental Hospital and with Mental Health in Regina, then moved to the position of Activity Director at the Parkside Nursing Home in Regina, where she was the first ever "female" director. She developed a Volunteer program that was adopted by other Nursing Homes as far away as BC. After living in Regina for 18 years, Carol met and married her husband, Al Fahlman. She moved to Weyburn and managed and operated Blooms and Blossoms Garden Centre, and at the same time worked as a sales clerk at the 7-11 Convenience Store. Carol's family was her priority, and she enjoyed living in Weyburn and spending time at family events. She loved her pet cats and enjoyed reading and photography. Her love of animals was brought to light when they lived in the trailer court as she provided food and water for many stray animals, mainly cats. Carol was a member of St. Vincent de Paul Roman Catholic Church in Weyburn. She will be lovingly remembered by all she knew and loved. Prayers were said Tuesday, November 25 at 6:30 p.m. at St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church. Funeral services were held Wednesday, November 26 at 10:30 a.m. from St. Vincent de Paul Roman Catholic Church, Weyburn with Father Gerry Bauche officiating. Interment followed in Hillcrest Cemetery, Weyburn. Pallbearers were: Shaun Schlechter, Tyson Schlechter, Ryan Schlechter, Stephen Zerr, Chris Zerr, Kyle Zerr and Bobbie Mayer.
FAHLMAN - Donald was born December 16, 1928 at Kronau to Peter and Theresa Fahlman, the middle child with two older sisters and two younger brothers. Because his father was ill for several years he was pushed into doing a man's work at a tender age. He never complained about that, even when at age ten he spent all summer driving eight horses to work the summerfallow and by the time he got to the inside the outside was grown up with weeds so he had to start again. At 12 he worked on a threshing crew and was proud that a neighbour entrusted him with his good team. The love of horses remained with him and he encouraged and taught his children to ride. Showing horses, and cattle at fairs was enjoyed by all the family. Horse and car trading came easily to him because he loved them both. Don was a hard worker who didn't like to call in the neighbourhood professional if he could do it himself. When he made up his mind to do something he was resourceful, physically strong and determined. He was honest and fair, and never left a bill unpaid. However, if he thought the price was unfair he did not hesitate to question it. The family dubbed him Mr. Clean because he hated a mess. When he moved to the city in 2005 the mess on the streets bothered him so he constantly picked up garbage as he walked. It was suggested the city should put him on their payroll. Don had a quick wit and off-beat sense of humour that people didn't always catch on to. The Fahlmans bought a section of prairie at Griffin in 1946 and Don and his father broke it with a rough old Hardparr tractor. Don married Jean Krueger in 1950 and 11 days later the home they were living in burned so all the wedding gifts and the second hand furniture they had purchased was lost. They worked hard to re-establish themselves. To help with family finances Don worked as the town dray man, he did custom work for other farmers, he was lineman for Ideal Rural Telephone Company, and replaced fuses for Saskatchewan Power. Don and Jean had three children, Memory in 1951, Holly in 1952, and Kerry in 1954. While his family was growing up he led the Griffin Community 4-H and Horse Club, he was chairman of the recreation club which built an outdoor rink for the children. Don played baseball with Griffin Bears and later Midale Braves in Souris River baseball league. He was a left-handed first baseman with a powerful swing and strong arm which wasn't always accurate. He served on the Wheat Pool board but he was impatient with sitting through long meetings. He liked to see some purpose for the time he spent. He joined the choir at Grace United and was president for many years. He had a natural talent for singing and loved music, especially gospel music. They went to pattern and old tyme dances around the country for years. Playing a variety of card games was an interest and they were members of Wheatland Senior Centre. Don was an early riser, which wasn't always appreciated when he was a guest in other people's homes. He was also prompt and had no sympathy for anyone who was late. When he left the farm his early rising habit went with him. He was first in the field and first out walking the streets. When he lost the strength in his leg and hip life became a challenge for an energetic man who loved to walk miles every day. Don had always been in charge of his life and ill health was making him lose that control. Our family has always respected the judgement of our dear husband, father and grandfather, and we continue to do so. Remember this honest, humorous, productive man for a life well lived. A Memorial Service was held Wednesday, February 24, 2010 at 11:00 a.m. from Grace United Church, Weyburn with Rev. M. Barnabas officiating. Memory, Holly and Kerry gave a tribute to their father and Jean's thoughts were read by his brother Dennis. The eulogy was given by Keith Sprecken and Grace United Church Choir sang the Processional Hymn. Interment followed in Green Acres Memorial Gardens, Weyburn. Everyone who cares about our family are considered Honored Pallbearers.
FAWCETT - Ethel May (nee Barrowclough). On Thursday, January 4, 2007, Ethel May Fawcett, passed away at Weyburn Special Care Home at the age of 80 years. Ethel was born in Langham, on January 15, 1926 to William and Dora Barrowclough. She has made Weyburn her home for over 40 years. Ethel was predeceased by her parents, and one daughter, Lois Bailey. Ethel will be deeply missed by her loving husband of 60 years, Leslie Fawcett of Weyburn, and their children: Ken (Judy) Fawcett of Regina; Gord (Cecylia) Fawcett of Nanaimo, BC; Heather (Mike) Giroux of Yorkton; Dave (Lynn) Fawcett of Weyburn; son-in-law, Harvey Bailey of Cabri; grandchildren: Rob, Jeff (Jaime), Kylee, Kelsey, Chad, Tyler, Bradley, Zachary, Rebeca, Natalia, Alexandra, Nicholas, Ashley, Bret, Kacey, Elisa, Kyle and Adam; three great grandchildren; brothers, Albert (Muriel) Barrowclough and Bruce (Ruth) Barrowclough; sisters, Florence (Cliff) Dumont, Joyce Metcalf, Evelyn (Chuck) McClelland, Myrtle (Ian) Maddock and Doreen (Allan) Southgate, as well as many numerous nieces, nephews, relatives and friends. A Memorial Service was held Monday, January 15, at 2:00 p.m. from Grace United Church, Weyburn, with Rev. Hazel Arbon officiating. Interment followed in Hillcrest Cemetery, Weyburn, with Urn Bearer, Dave Fawcett.
FAWCETT - Leslie Raymond passed away on Monday, June 23, 2008, at Cherished Hearts Personal Care Home, Regina. Les was predeceased by his wife Ethel (nee Barrowclough) and his eldest child Lois (1947-2001). He is survived by his four children, 18 grandchildren and four great grandchildren: Lois's husband Harvey Bailey - Rob with Les's great grandchildren Ryder and Tyson - Jeff and Jaime - Morgan and Ethan. Ken and Judy - Kylee, Kelsey and Chad. Gordon and Cecylia - Tyler, Brad, Zachary, Rebeca, Nicholas, Natalia and Alexandra. Heather and Mike Giroux - Ashley, Bret and Kacey. David and Lynn - Elisa, Kyle and Adam. Les was born on a farm, north of St. Gregor, on June 4, 1923. He attended school in St. Gregor and then St. Peter's College in Muenster, for three years (grades 11-12 and one year university). He moved to Hamilton, ON to receive training in metal machines and enlisted in the RCAF and was discharged May 10, 1946. He met Ethel in Winnipeg, MB in the spring of 1946 and they were married September 7, 1946. They moved to Saskatoon where Les went to university to earn his B.Ed. During this time, Lois was born. He took his first teaching position in Dodsland where Ken was born and then in Kyle, where Gord arrived. In 1961, the Department of Indian Affairs called the family to Port Arthur, ON and Heather and Dave joined the family. In 1966, Les was hired as the Superintendent of Schools in Indian Head. After spending five years there, the family moved to Weyburn, where Les was hired as Director of Education, where he proudly worked until his retirement in 1986. Those who knew Les, knew of the love he had for music. He had a gift of being able to play many instruments by ear, the mouth organ, violin, accordion, organ and piano. His music provided him with the opportunity to meet others and in his last year was one of the last means of communication for him. He played in bands, was a church organist, directed choirs, sang in choirs and spent countless happy hours with family and friends gathered around the piano. He was a member of the Royal Canadian Legion and Rotary. He played most sports in his life and was an avid Weyburn Red Wings supporter. We will miss him. Thanks to his many friends around the province, at Wintergreene and the caregivers at Cherished Hearts. The service took place at Grace United Church, Weyburn, at 2:00 pm on July 2.
FELLNER - Alfred Lawrence. On Sunday, January 16, 2000, Alfred Lawrence Fellner, late of Weyburn, passed away at the age of 80 years. Predeceased by his parents, Nicholas and Margaret Fellner; two brothers: Fred and Mel Fellner, and one brother-in-law, Peter Kesslering. Alfred is survived by his wife, Anne of Weyburn; four daughters: Linda (Brad) Pingert of Pangman; Arlene (Dave) Mallory of Brockville, ON; Delores (Murray) Silljer of Outlook; and Colleen Fellner (Dwight Hall) of Regina; nine grandchildren: Dawn (Pat) Boyd, Bonnie (Pingert) (John Moleski), Mandy (Blair) Bendickson, Reese Pingert, Brandon and Brooke Mallory, Boe, Bobbie Lynn and Megan Silljer; one brother Edward (Amelia) Fellner of Pangman; one sister Rosina Kesslering of Weyburn; one sister-in-law Tess Fellner of Pangman; as well as numerous nieces and nephews. Alfred was born September 4, 1919 at Khedive, SK on the family farm. While growing up Alfred enjoyed playing guitar and banjo, and singing, accompanied by his brother Fred. They enjoyed playing for community dances. As well, Alfred was an accomplished athlete. He played on the Khedive ball team being their main pitcher. He also enjoyed hockey and played left wing for the Khedive hockey team. As well, Alfred was a good bowler, traveling with the bowling team to various Sask. centres to play in tournaments. He bowled in the Weyburn league for many years. Alfred served in the army from 1941 to 1945, being stationed at Red Deer, Wainwright, Prince George and Ottawa. Upon his return, he farmed one mile west of his parents' home quarter. In 1946 he married Anne Kaip, and they raised four girls. They remained on the farm until 1955 when they moved to Khedive. Alfred continued to farm from Khedive as well as taking on the janitorial duties for the Khedive schools. In 1968 they moved to Weyburn where Alfred worked as maintenance for the Weyburn Court House. In 1969 he started working at Souris Valley Hospital where he worked until his retirement in 1984. He truly enjoyed this job. He enjoyed the people he worked with and had a special comradery with these people. Alfred continued his enjoyment for music in his retirement, playing and singing with several bands: 3 Hits and a Miss, the Merry Makers, and the Pioneers. He also enjoyed volunteer work which included meals on wheels and 1800 hours plus at the Souris Valley Hospital. Alfred's greatest joy was spending time with his family whom he loved dearly: Anne, his wife of 53 years, his daughters: Linda, Arlene, Delores and Colleen and their families. He will be dearly missed by all! Prayers were said Thursday, January 20 at 7:00 p.m. from Fletcher Funeral Chapel with Father Francis Hengen presiding. The funeral mass was held Friday, January 21 at 10:30 a.m. from St. Vincent de Paul Roman Catholic Church, Weyburn, with Father Francis Hengen celebrant. Interment followed in Khedive Cemetery. Members of the Royal Canadian Legion held a Last Post Service and formed an Honor Guard along with members of St. Mary's Altar Society. The active pallbearers were his grandsons and grandsons-in-law, Pat Boyd, John Moleski, Blair Bendickson, Reese Pingert, Boe Silljer and Brandon Mallory.
FELLNER - Peter. On Sunday, September 29, 2002, Peter Fellner, late of Weyburn, passed away at Weyburn Special Care Home at the age of 96 years. Predeceased by his father, Peter in 1955 and his mother Mary in 1967; brothers: Max, Andrew and Frank; three infant sisters: Maria, Annie and Clara. Peter is survived by his wife, Barbara of Weyburn; his children: Joe P. (Thelma) Fellner of Southey, Faye (Grant) Wood of Regina and Bryon Fellner (friend, Lorna Relucio) of Weyburn; four grandchildren: Derek (Laurie) Wood of Regina, Denise Wood of Regina, Clayton Fellner of Weyburn, and Justin Fellner of Abbotsford, BC; brother, Joe (Mary) Fellner of Ohaten, AB; sisters: Mary Silljer of Regina, Theresa Fellner of New West, BC, Barbara Pingert of Khedive and Kay Silljer of Pangman as well as many nieces and nephews. Peter came to Canada at a very young age. He was the oldest of 12 children and education was limited as his father worked away from home a lot and his mother needed him to help take care of the younger siblings. During the busy season he worked for neighbouring farmers. The grain agent, Roy Murhead at Khedive offered to apprentice him as a grain buyer and helped him get a job buying grain at Tatagwa, about seven miles west of Weyburn. He met and married Barbara Kaip and three years later was transferred to Pangman where he continued as an agent for 14 more years. He acquired a small farm which he cultivated and farmed during his spare time and weekends. Upon retirement he and the family moved back to Weyburn. He then started a market garden and made many friends. Peter was a man of high standards, honesty above all came first. He didn't ask for much for himself. Peter became an avid bridge player and in time won many trophies which he prized. He continued to play until he was past 90 when he decided it was too much effort. Peter was in a senior home for over four years. The passed away two days short of their 68th anniversary. What a closure. A memorial service was held Thursday, October 3 at 2:00 p.m. from Fletcher Funeral Chapel, Weyburn with Capt. Gerald McDonald officiating. Capt. Joyce McDonald gave the eulogy and soloist, Louise Carroll sang "Beyond the Sunset." Interment will follow at a later date. All in attendance were considered honorary pallbearers.
FELLNER - Rhonda Lee (nee DebRuyne) Fellner, late of Weyburn, passed away March 31, 2013, at the age of 33 years. Rhonda was predeceased by her grandparents, Frank and Alice DeBruyne, Melvin Hauglum, Earl and Alice Colbow, Fred and Theresa Fellner; godfather, Walter Olsen. Rhonda is survived by her husband, Cole Fellner, Weyburn; her daughters: Kellie, Tia and Rayne Fellner; her parents, Jim and Beryl DeBruyne, Midale; her father and mother-in-law, Reg and Nila Fellner, Weyburn; grandmother, Margaret Hauglum; her sisters: Shelley (Joram) Olweny, Weyburn and their children: [Shelby, Barack]; Jamie (Chris) Dewtie, Midale and their daughter, [Dyllan]; her brother-in-law, Chad Fellner, Weyburn and his children: [Willow, Vanessa (Quinton), Skyler], Rodney Fellner, Weyburn; as well as numerous aunts, uncles, and cousins. Rhonda Lee Fellner (nee DeBruyne), born January 3, 1980. Mom and Dad’s miracle baby, with a big sister Shelley waiting for her arrival home. The day Mom and Rhonda were supposed to come home from the hospital I was at school. I was so excited to get home for lunch that I ran all the way. When I got to the door Dad was standing there and he said to me "Sorry Shelley but they could not come home today". I was so upset. I walked into the living room and there she was, lying on the couch was my beautiful baby sister Rhonda with her big blue sparkling eyes looking at me. My heart filled with love instantly. Then two years and 11 months to the day later it all changed, along came beautiful baby girl number 3, Jamie. Rhonda also found out how amazing it was to be a big sister. Our family was complete and full of love. Growing up as a family we spent a lot of time boating, fishing, camping, taking family road trips to the states, B.C. and numerous other places. Each trip was always entertaining, fun and full of wonderful memories that we will cherish forever. Rhonda started kindergarten at Oungre school and about half way through that year we moved to Midale where she continued on until she graduated. During Rhonda’s school years she was always active. She played badminton, volleyball, baseball, swimming, gymnastics, skating, curling and playing with all her friends. Oh and don’t let me forget she loved to ride her bike. After graduation she took one year of office education at Southeast Regional College. She started working at NSWB for a short while and then went to work at the Co-op grocery store. Five years ago she became an employee of the Sun Counrty Health Region as a staff scheduler. She loved her job and it showed because she was excellent at it. Anyone who worked with her loved working with her and anyone who got a phone call at 6:00 in the morning to come to work did not mind answering the phone because of the sweet sound of her voice. Her life changed when she met the man of her dreams, Cole. They were always busy playing slowpitch in the summer, playing volleyball and watching hockey in the winter and visiting family and friends. On September 18, 2004 they were married. Cole was the love of her life. Rhonda was accepted into the Fellner family with open loving arms as Cole was to ours. They created their own loving family with three beautiful daughters, Kellie, Tia and Rayne, the other loves of her life. Her family was her life. She loved all of them with her whole heart. Rhonda will shine on through her three beautiful loving girls. Kellie was her shopper, no worries about anything. Tia was her shy girl at first and her worry wart, but Tia did love to talk her mom’s ear off. Rayne was mama’s girl, she loved to sit in the rocking chair with her mom and have her afternoon naps. Her husband Cole, they were each others best friends, each others rock of support and each others secret keeper. She was his everything. Rhonda loved to watch her kids playing sports like soccer and gymnastics and loved playing games with her daughters and family. She was an adventurous soul, always happy. She loved going on family vacations and camping and loved outdoor fires with her family and friends and going on bike rides with her family. She enjoyed going for walks, listening to music and dancing with her husband and daughters and loved swimming and ice cream, especially from Milky Way. Rhonda appreciated alone time with her husband, especially any little trips they got to take together. Rhonda had nieces and nephews from both sides of the family and she loved them all as if they were her own, and they loved her right back. I know that they will deeply miss all those big hugs and kisses. She was an amazing mother, daughter, wife, sister, aunty and granddaughter, niece, cousin, godmother and friend. We are so blessed to have had her in our lives and to have felt her love. Everyone and anyone that knew Rhonda knows what type of person she was. She wore her heart on her sleeve. She would do anything for anyone anytime. She was so loving and caring and never judged anyone. She was always so laid back, bubbly and happy. THEEE most amazing person you could ever meet. Her bright blue eyes and amazing smile would light up any sized room. Her laugh so contagious you couldn’t help but join in. She showed her courageous, strong fighting side last September when she started her battle with cancer. She put up her dukes from the get go. She was always ready to face the next step without a single complaint. She never stopped fighting. Cole never left her side. He was there day and night helping her with all she needed. He showed his devotion and true love. There was so much love and support from family and friends through all of this … no more pain … She made it clear to the end that we all stick together, be there for one another and stay strong. She said all of this through actions and not words and we have done this for her. Through reminiscing, hugs, kisses and saying those three little words “ I Love You”. We know she is the brightest star in the sky, the most beautiful flower in God’s garden and the most angelic angel watching over us. She is the warmth of the sun, the freshness of the rain and that gentle breeze brushing your face. We love you so much Rhonda, we miss you and you will never ever be forgotten. You are forever in our hearts. Rest in peace our dear Rhonda. A Memorial Service for Rhonda was held on Friday, April 5 at 11:00 a.m. from Zion Lutheran Church, Weyburn, with Pastor Cicely McDougall, officiating. A private family interment was held at Hillcrest Cemetery, Weyburn. All of Rhonda’s nieces and nephews were considered Honourary Pallbearers.
FENTON - Gertrude Irene (nee Hirons) August 16, 1914 - July 13, 2010. Gertrude Fenton, loved mother, grandmother and great grandmother passed away at University Hospital at the age of 95. Born in Weyburn, Saskatchewan, she was the youngest daughter of Alice Louise and David Henry Hirons. She met John Albert Fenton at her boarding house in Regina in the late 1930s. They married March 11, 1939. Theirs was a long and happy marriage. Gert was an excellent seamstress, working in that business with talent and creativity. Her own wardrobe reflected her natural ability and flair. She and her husband were deeply involved in the inception and support of Saint Johns United Church, Regina. With a group of close friends and fellow choir members, they performed musical entertainments throughout Regina, at first as Gay Nineties productions and later as the Merry Macs. Most of these concerts were in support of their new church. Gert's costuming ability was her special contribution. Their Regina activities ended with John's transfer to Edmonton, by Imperial Oil, in 1960, where they lived until 1973. Leaving Edmonton in 1975, they enjoyed a long shared retirement in Kelowna, visited by their prairie children in their beautiful garden. They wintered in Mesa Arizona, again engaging in show business through their seventies. Following John's death in 1993, Gert remained in Kelowna for two years, then moved to Saskatoon where she lived close to family, and new friends in McClure Tower and Amy McClure House. Predeceased by husband, John, and her two sisters, Lunda and Norma Hirons, she is survived by two sons, Terry (Sheila) and Jack (Marcia) all of Saskatoon. She leaves her grandchildren, Mark (Jennifer) Chelsea (David) and Tiffany, and four great grand children, Emma, Nora, Rhett and Camden. The family extends grateful thanks to staff at Amy McClure House, Preston Extendicare and RUH for their care and compassion.
FENWICK - Ross Robert Fenwick, passed away peacefully in the comfort of his home on June 6, 2011 after battling cancer. Ross was predeceased by his parents, Harold and Violet Fenwick; brother Ralph; mother-in-law and father-in-law, Edmund and Loretta Marchand and infant grandson, Mitchell Robert Wall. Ross is survived by his wife and best friend of 50 years, Gaye; daughter Rhonda (Garry) Wall and their two daughters, Taylar and Linzee; step-son William (Carol) Vrabel; sister Hazel Bernard; brothers-in-law: Raymond (Irene) Marchand, Lou (Pat) Marchand; sisters-in-law: Evelyn Dukart and Gen (Gordon) Kvammen as well as numerous nieces, nephews and cousins. Ross was born at the Fenwick family farm on January 12, 1937. He attended school at Praireview Country School and Weyburn Collegiate. He also attended the School of Agriculture, Saskatoon for one year. From there he moved to Regina and worked at numerous places. During that time he met and married the love of his life, Gaye (nee Marchand) on December 31st, 1960. They moved to Weyburn in 1962 where Ross worked at Irwin Auto. They were blessed with their one and only child, Rhonda in 1966. That same year they moved to the farm so Ross could pursue his true passion — ranching. He also continued to work as an electrician at Coghill Electric. Ross dedicated his life to helping others with addictions. He served as President of the Weyburn Council on Alcohol and Drug Abuse and also on the South East Health District Board. He received the Province of Saskatchewan’s Centennial Medal which recognizes individuals who have made significant contributions to society and honors their outstanding achievements. His love of cattle, which started as a young boy in the 4H Beef Club, continued his entire life and his wealth of knowledge was passed on to his two grandaughters, Taylar and Linzee. These two girls were the other loves of his life. He started donning a Santa suit for their entertainment at Christmas, but this soon turned into a full-time job every Christmas season. He played Santa for many schools, businesses, daycares, and Christmas parties. Ross also started crop spraying in 1973 and later sprayed in the Weyburn oil patch, spraying leases, batteries and roadways. He loved doing this and had planned on doing it again this year until his health declined. Ross was a very hard worker and ranched up until a month before his passing. Many of his happiest times were spent on the farm with his family, friends and his herd. A loving husband, father, Grampees and a friend to many, he will always be with us in our hearts, with wonderful memories of his generosity and love of life that will never be forgotten. Prayers were held at 7:00 p.m. on Wednesday, June 8, at St. Vincent de Paul Roman Catholic Church, Weyburn. A funeral mass for Ross was held at 10:30 a.m. from St. Vincent Church with Fr. Gerry Bauche, Celebrant. Interment followed at Green Acres Memorial Gardens, Weyburn. Honorary pallbearers were everyone who has been touched by Ross.
FERGUSON - Lilian Irene (nee Thompson). Lilian's family are deeply saddened by the passing of their beloved mother and very best friend at the Regina General Hospital on Sunday, April 18, 1999 at 2:30 p.m. Lilian was predeceased by her parents, Stener and Emilia Thompson, her brothers Henry, Albert and William (Bill), one sister Hilma and her husband Jack. She leaves to mourn her son John (Doreen), daughter Priscilla (Steve), sister Minnie, sister-in-law Pauline, granddaughters Margaret (Randall), Darla, Lorna Joan, grandsons Dan, Ian (Kirsten), Sean (Sherry), Will (Terumi), great grandchildren Aidan, Brynne, Barbra, Sam and Alexander, also numerous nephews and nieces and many friends. Lilian enjoyed many careers. She was a hairdresser, LPN or nurses aid and reflexologist with other careers in between. She sang in the United Church choir, was Past Noble Grand and pianist for the Rebekah Lodge and wrote devotionals for the Ladies Aid. She also enjoyed many hobbies and belonged to many organizations, her favourite being the Rebekah Lodge. Lilian believed in helping others, and did so with interest, compassion and caring. Funeral service will be held at Grace United Church in Weyburn, Friday, April 23 at 3:30 p.m.
FERGUSON - Margaret Jean (nee Treston) of Weyburn, passed away peacefully on Wednesday, May 16, 2007 surrounded by her family. Beloved wife of Howard Ferguson for 62 years; loving mother of Bill Ferguson and his wife Linda, Katharine Bell and her husband Robert. Dear Grandma of Lisa (Marc) Frechette, Jim Ferguson, Jennifer, Jefferey (Laurie), Graeme and Thomas Bell; sister-in-law of Andy Bunn; and aunt to three nieces and one nephew. She was predeceased by her parents, James and Catherine Treston; two sisters-in-law: Mary Bunn and Madge Ferguson. Margaret was a gifted homemaker and caregiver. Her service to the community was a natural outreach of these talents. She was a current member of U.C.W. Council, Lazy Daisy Unit, Alexandria Rebekah Lodge (62 yrs.), Quota International of Weyburn (36 yrs.), Retired Registered Nurses and Regina Grey Nuns' Alumnae. In 2003 Margaret was honoured with the Rebekah Merit Jewel for her valuable years of service to the lodge and community. Margaret loved family and her unending cooking, knitting and generosity was the way she showed this. The funeral service was held in Grace United Church, Weyburn, on Saturday, May 19, at 2:00 p.m. with Rev. Hazel Arbon and Rev. Ross McMurtry officiating. Interment followed in the family plot at Hillcrest Cemetery, Weyburn. Pallbearers were Jim Ferguson, Jefferey Bell, Graeme Bell, Thomas Bell, Marc Frechette, Mal Barber and Doug Probe.
FERGUSON - William Howard. Devoted husband, father, grandfather and friend, W. Howard Ferguson late of Weyburn, passed away peacefully on October 3, 2010 at the age of 92 years. Howard was predeceased by his loving wife of 62 years, Margaret; two sisters: Mary Bunn and Madge Ferguson; a brother-in-law Andy Bunn. He is survived by his son, Bill (Linda) Ferguson, Weyburn and daughter, Katharine (Robert) Bell, Saskatoon; his grandchildren: Lisa (Marc) Frechette, Moose Jaw, Jim Ferguson, Foam Lake, Jennifer Bell, Calgary, AB, Jefferey (Laurie) Bell, Calgary, AB, Graeme Bell, Edmonton, AB, Thomas Bell, Saskatoon; two great grandchildren, three nieces and one nephew. Howard was born at Biggar, SK, and first worked at the Wright Funeral Home in Biggar in 1937. He completed his embalmer's apprenticeship in Moose Jaw and worked progressively in Prince Albert and Regina. He then managed the Park Funeral Home in Saskatoon. In 1945 he moved to Weyburn and purchased what was to become the Weyburn Funeral Home. In 1967 the Saskatchewan Embalmer's Association presented him with a 25-year award for fair and honest treatment of the public. Howard was a successful businessman but his life's work was helping families and loved ones in their time of greatest need. Howard was a past member of numerous service associations including the Masonic Lodge, a member of the Oddfellow and Rebekah Lodge in Weyburn, and at the time of his death, the oldest living lifetime member of the Saskatchewan Embalmer's Association. Howard was noted for his loyalty and treasured his time with friends and family, especially his children and grandchildren. He will always be loved and greatly missed by his family. Funeral services for W. Howard Ferguson were held on Thursday, October 7 at 2:00 pm from Grace United Church, Weyburn. Pallbearers were Jim Ferguson, Jefferey Bell, Thomas Bell, Graeme Bell, Marc Frechette, and Mal Barber. Interment followed at Hillcrest Cemetery, Weyburn.
FERGUSSON - William Elmer was born May 14, 1932, and passed away December 14, 2004, Weyburn, at the age of 72. William is predeceased by his parents, Helene and Elmer Fergusson. William is survived by his children, Doug (Patricia) Fergusson and their children Michelle and Mark, Estevan; Marie (Trevor) Buck and their children Ami (Trevor) Penner, Travis (Kristen), Amanda and Terran; Rick Fergusson as well as two great grandchildren. A graveside service was held on Saturday, December 18, 10:30 a.m., at Hillcrest Cemetery, Weyburn, with Rev. John Ferrier officiating.
FERNER - Joanna "Hannah" (nee Lorenz) Ferner, late of Weyburn, passed away July 14, 2013, at the age of 91 years. Hannah was predeceased by her parents, Frank and Anastasia Lorenz; sisters, Beth Ehman, Evelyn Metzger. Hannah is survived by her children, Garry (Linda), Aaron, Rhoda, Tim; brother, Andy (Bella) Lorenz; daughter-in-law, Heather Stirling; seven grandchildren and ten great grandchildren. A service of Remembrance for Hannah was held on Tuesday, July 23, at 2:00 p.m. from RD Family Funeral Chapel, Weyburn, with Violet Hoffman, Lay Presider. Interment will be held at a later date at Hillcrest Cemetery, Weyburn. Honourary pallbearers were all in attendance.
FEY - Austin George Michael (May 7, 1928 - June 10, 2002). The family announces his sudden death on Monday, June 10, 2002 at the age of 74 years. He was predeceased by his parents George and Sarah Fey, long time residents of Weyburn. Austin took his schooling in Weyburn and was active in the Weyburn JC Band, played with Bill Grohn's dance band and with Gene Dloughy's orchestra. He had made his home in Saskatoon since the early 1950's.
FISH - Lois Irene (nee Rodine) Fish, 87, passed away peacefully on the evening of March 11, 2013 with her beloved daughter Lorna by her side. Lois is predeceased by her sisters Gladys Fenwick, Flossie Pederson, Alice Vestby, Myrtle Evans; and her loving husband William Cecil Fish. Lois was born to parents Charles and Elsie Rodine on December 11, 1925 in Hume. She was the youngest of five siblings. Lois attended school in Hume and completed her Grade 12 by correspondence. She acquired her first job working for farming families by tending to their children, along with household duties and lending a hand during harvest season. Lois moved to Weyburn where she continued work for a family which had little girls to whom she was the caregiver for. Lois was an active member of the Salvation Army Church; she met her husband at a social function and they were then to be married on May 3, 1946. After being married and starting a family of her own, Lois also took in borders and welfare children until they were adopted by other families. Lois is survived by her three children; Lorna Katschke, Dale Fish and Terry Fish. Her grandchildren; Aaron Katschke, Jason Katschke, Lindsay Katschke, Amanda Katschke, Chelsea Fish, Shelby Fish, Ariel Chessall and Matthew Blackmer-Thompson; and great grandchildren; Beau Sletten-Katschke, Tatianna Sletten-Katschke, Azrael Katschke and Taylor Fish as well as several nieces and nephews. A Celebration of Her Life was held on Friday, March 15 at 2:00 p.m. from Salvation Army Corps, Weyburn with Lt. Mike Mailman and Lt. Melissa Mailman, officiating. A private family interment was held at Green Acres Memorial Gardens, Weyburn.
FISH - William Robert "Cecil" Fish, late of Weyburn passed away December 25, 2011, at the age of 97 years. Cecil was predeceased by his parents; two brothers, Roy and Harold Fish; two sisters, May Gosling and Beatrice Phillips. Cecil is survived by his wife Lois Fish, Weyburn; his children: Lorna Katschke, Weyburn and her children: Aaron [Beau and Tatianna], Jason, Lindsay and Amanda [Azrael]; Dale Fish, Edmonton, AB and his children: Chelsea, Shelby [Taylor]; Terry Fish, Weyburn, and his children: Matthew and Ariel. A celebration of his life was held on Friday, December 30 at 2:00 p.m. from RD Family Funeral Chapel, Weyburn with Capt. Gerald Reilly, officiating. A private family interment was held at Green Acres Memorial Gardens, Weyburn.
FISHER - Adelia (nee Eisenbeis). On Sunday, September 23, 2001, Adelia Fisher, late of Weyburn, passed away at Weyburn Special Care Home, at the age of 89 years. Predeceased by her parents, John and Magedeline Eisenbeis; her husband, Gilbert (Jim) Fisher; three brothers: Emil, John and Theodore and one sister, Lena. Adelia is survived by her sons: Lloyd (Theresa) Fisher of Weyburn, and Lorne (Deena) Fisher of Stoughton; six grandchildren, 18 great grandchildren, and one great great grandchild; one sister, Emma Pierce of Brandon, MB; one brother, Edwin (Dorothy) Eisenbeis of Calgary, AB; as well as several nieces and nephews. Adelia was born October 3, 1911 at Swift Current. She was raised on a farm along with her two sisters and four brothers. On February 25, 1931 she married Gilbert Lloyd Fisher, and they had two sons, Lloyd and Lorne. They began married life at Lancer, then moved to farm north of Weyburn in 1944. They moved into Weyburn in the late 1970's. Jim passed away in January of 1993, and due to failing health, Adelia moved into Crocus Plains Villa. She later moved to Weyburn Special Care Home, where she lived until her passing. Adelia lived her life as a homemaker, wife and mother. She kept busy baking and gardening and enjoyed dancing and playing cards. She loved to have visitors and to feed them. She was very active in the Royal Purple and with the North Weyburn Homemakers. Adelia was proud of her children, and enjoyed the birth of each grandchild and great grandchild: Lloyd's children: Lynne, Deanna and Darrel and Lorne's children: Carolyn, Andrew and Jeff. In 1981, Adelia and Jim celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary. Funeral service was held Saturday, September 29 at 10:00 a.m. from Fletcher Funeral Chapel, Weyburn, with Gary W. Goran officiating minister. Interment followed in Green Acres Memorial Gardens, Weyburn. Pallbearers were Andrew Fisher, Jeff Fisher, Darrel Fisher, Cameron Muir, Randy James and Michael James.
FISHER - Lloyd Oliver Fisher passed away on May 2, 2013. Lloyd was born on February 10, 1933 in Abbey to Jim and Adelia Fisher. He attended school in Lancer until the age of 11. In 1944 Jim and Adelia moved to Weyburn to farm with his family, Lloyd was 12 years old at that time. When Lloyd was in Grade 10 he attended Luther College for a short time. He did not care for it and moved to Lancer to live with his grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Whitey Symington. After completing Grade 10 Lloyd returned to Weyburn and tried his hand at trucking and then decided he was going to be a mechanic. He worked for Harvey Horsborough at Barber Motors in Weyburn and later continued in Estevan as a heavy duty mechanic. It was in Estevan that Lloyd met and married the love of his life, Doreen Davenport. Not long after meeting Doreen, Lloyd asked for her hand in marriage. They were married on September 20, 1958. Not long after they were married Lloyd transferred with Saskatchewan Power and they moved to Regina. Together they had three children, Lynne, Deanna and Darrel. In 1972, Lloyd and Doreen moved back to Weyburn and purchased a beautiful home. Lloyd continued to work at Saskatchewan Power until his retirement. Not long after, Doreen became ill and was diagnosed with cancer. She passed away in 1987, after a difficult, hard fought battle. After the death of his wife, Lloyd found it a struggle to live on his own and was fortunate to find a new partner, Theresia Carter. Following his retirement Lloyd continued to farm for a short time but it became too much for him and he decided to rent out the land. Lloyd and Theresia soon sold the home on Tom Hart Drive and purchased a condo in Weyburn. After several good years of living together in the condo, Lloyd suffered several minor strokes. It became increasingly difficult for Theresia to care for Lloyd and he moved into Tatagwa View. Theresia remained living in the condo but soon found it difficult on her own and was forced to take up residence in the Radville Marion Health Centre. Theresia passed away peacefully in November of 2012. Lloyd remained in Tatagwa View but his health became progressively worse until he passed away peacefully on May 2, 2013. Lloyd will be sadly missed by his son, Darrel (Brenda) Fisher and their children, Kelsey Cook (Shelby), Erin, Jeremy and Bella Fisher; daughter, Deanna (Glenn) Loffler and their children, Mathew (Kelsey), Daniel (Kelsey) and Steven Loffler; daughter, Lynne (Yvon) Fouillard and their children, Patricia (Ryan) Ross, Michael James, Mellissa (Chad) Edbom, Amanda, Adrien, Remi, Miguel, Evan and Jerome Fouillard; 10 great grandchildren; brother, Lorne (Deena) Fisher; sister-in-law, Myrna (Gerry) Urlacher; brothers-in-law, Martin (Linda) Davenport, Dennis (Linda) Davenport, John Denouden (Rose) as well as numerous other relatives and friends. A Memorial Service was held from Fletcher Funeral Chapel, Weyburn on Thursday, May 9 at 2:00 PM with Reverend John Ferrier officiating. Interment followed at Green Acres Memorial Gardens, Weyburn.
FISK - Thelma Amilie (nee Tondevold) January 19, 1914 - September 9, 2009. It is with great sadness that we announce the sudden passing of our mother, grandmother and great grandmother, Thelma Fisk. Thelma is survived by her four daughters: Frances (Alfred) Schmidt, Colleen (Donald) Heebner, Bubbins (Eugene) Schmidt and Marlene (Reginald) Williamson, as well as 13 grandchildren, 15 great grandchildren, one sister Gladys Bosley, and numerous nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her loving husband, Ossie, son Charles, daughter Betty, son-in-law Wayne, grandson Chris, and 10 siblings and her parents, Thor and Agnethe Tondevold. Thelma was born in Ogema where she attended school and lived until she married Ossie (Oswald) Fisk in 1935. Thelma enjoyed cooking, sewing and crafts. She was a dedicated wife and mother and her family was the centre of her life. In Weyburn she was a member of St. John's Ambulance, cooked for the crews at the Sask. Power Training School and worked at Fisk Repair Service, a small engine repair shop which her husband owned and operated. They retired in 1974 and moved to Kelowna, BC. Mom was a charter member of Grace Lutheran Church. Thelma rejoined the Rebekah Lodge and enjoyed the "Sons of Norway" functions. With her friend Irene, she played in many cribbage tournaments at the Water Street Senior's Center. In 2008, Thelma moved into the Village at Smith Creek in West Kelowna where she resided until her passing. The family would like to thank Pastor Ed for his support and loving care, the staff of Village Creek for the kind and compassionate care given to Mom. Special thanks are given to her friends, Sadie, Lena and Irma - you were and are very exceptional people. We also would like to express our gratitude to Dr. Erasmus, the emergency room doctors and nurses at Kelowna General Hospital and the nursing staff on 4 East. A memorial service was held at Grace Lutheran Church, West Kelowna, BC on Thursday, September 17, 2009. Interment to be held Friday, October 9 at 2:00 pm at Hillcrest Cemetary.
FLAATEN - Harold Oscar. On Sunday, Dec. 24, 2000, Harold Oscar Flaaten, late of Weyburn, passed away suddenly at the age of 71 years. Predeceased by his mother, Annie (nee Barsness) Flaaten, 1964 and father, Nels Flaaten, 1970; brother Noel Flaaten, 1998; niece, Audrey Downs (nee Huston), 1997; brothers-in-law: Herbert Gueldner and Norman McGugan. Harold will be lovingly remembered by his wife, Laura Flaaten of Weyburn, and their two sons: Jeffrey (Mary Ann) Flaaten and their children: Jordan and Alaina, of Weyburn; and Gregory Flaaten (friend, Elaine McDonald) of Calgary; sisters and brothers: Bertha (Tom) Huston; Norvald (Helen) Flaaten; Scotty Flaaten; and Gladys Flaaten, all of Weyburn; sisters and brothers-in-law: Henry (Kay) Gueldner, San Diego, CA; Ella Gueldner, Newberg, OR; Irma McGugan, Weyburn; Bob (Betty) Gueldner, San Diego, CA; Albert (Dorothy) Gueldner, Weyburn; as well as numerous nieces, nephews, great nieces and nephews and great, great nieces and nephews. Harold Oscar Flaaten was the fifth child born to Nels and Annie Flaaten on December 28, 1928 on the home farm, Sec. 11-7-16 W2. He attended Meadow Brook School in the Grassdale District and completed high school and the Commercial Program at the Weyburn Collegiate, graduating in 1947. He was employed as an accountant at Barber Motors before becoming office manager at Laing's Beverages in 1952. Harold married Laura Gueldner on August 11, 1956 at Zion Lutheran Church, with Rev. Salemka officiating. Two sons were born, Jeffrey Scott on July 1, 1961 and Gregory Nelson on November 22, 1964. In 1963 he purchased Kempton Stationery and Book Ltd., which he operated until March 30, 1987. He was also a partner and president of the Weyburn Livestock Exchange from 1977 to 1980. Harold's commitment to the community involved participation in the Trossachs Calf Club, the Boy Scouts Association, the Y.M.C.A., the Weyburn Plains Telephone Co., member of Canadian Office Products Assoc., member of the Weyburn Elks Lodge, the Weyburn Agricultural Society, the Weyburn Chamber of Commerce, the Weyburn Young Fellows Club for over 25 years, the Soo Line Historical Society, the Signal Hill Arts Centre, the Weyburn Minor Hockey Association and the Weyburn Red Wings Booster Club, as well as volunteering for numerous civic committees. Harold was manager and sponsor of Kempton Kings, a juvenile hockey team in the South Sask. League from 1976 to 1986, and in 1991 he was awarded special recognition by the Sask. Minor Hockey Assoc. for contribution to S.A.H.A. over the years. For years he sponsored classes in the Regina Hunter/Jumper Winter show. Harold was a dedicated member of Zion Lutheran Church, and served on Church Council, as Sunday School Teacher and sang in the choir. Harold was a caring and generous individual and he will be sadly missed by his family and many friends. Funeral service was held Thursday, December 28 at 2:00 p.m. from Zion Lutheran Church, Weyburn, with Pastor Ron Bestvater officiating. Scripture readings were given by granddaughter, Alaina Flaaten and niece, Janice Giroux; special music was sung by niece June Fletcher and her daughters: Darlee Hart, Amber and Holly Fletcher; and the eulogy was given by niece, MaryAnn McDonald. The Bestvater family played The Lord Is My Shepherd. Interment followed in Green Acres Memorial Gardens, Weyburn. Active pallbearers were: Roger Huston, Dan McDonald, Perry Robinson, Don Dorsch, Ray Heebner and Reg Rose. The honorary pallbearers were: Norlee Flaaten, Dolly Heebner, Hazel Rose, Connie Dorsch, Merv and Mel Johnson, Bill and Shirley Webster, Barry and Pat Nowell, Ed and Jean Camrude, Pat and Beatrice Johnstone, Willard and Ida Hamann, Gordon and Jean Stronge, Bill and Shirley Orsted, John and Betty Behm and Wanda and Nelson Falkowsky.
FLAATEN - Norvald Scotty Lystrup. Nor passed away October 15, 2011 at the age of 91 years. He will be lovingly remembered by his wife of 60 years, Helen of Weyburn, SK and their family, daughter June (Myron) Fletcher of Weyburn and their three daughters, Darlee (Bruce) Fenske of Regina; Amber Fletcher (fiance Jeff Looysen) of Regina and Holly Fletcher (Ian Leitch) of Medicine Hat; son Norlee (Rosemary) Flaaten of Calgary and their three children, Nordan, Graham and Janette Flaaten all of Calgary; two great grandsons Jeremy and Jordan Hart of Regina; brother Scotty Flaaten and sister Gladys Flaaten of Weyburn; Bruce's children, Jerrod, Allya and Tianna; Jeff's children, Loughran and Lily; numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.Nor was born March 25th, 1920 at Glenwood, Minnesota, USA. He came with his mother to the community of Yeoman, SK, as his father had previously filed on a homestead in that area. The family spoke Norwegian and Nor didn't learn English until he started school at Meadow Brook in 1926. He helped his father with the farming and dairy operation since he was the oldest boy. Norvald served as a Driver Mechanic in World War II from August 28, 1941 to Janurary 24, 1946. He took Basic Training in Regina, advanced infantry training at Currie Barracks in Calgary and Vancouver, field training at Victoria, Nanaimo and Vernon, BC. Norvald was attached to the Rocky Mountain Rangers, while serving in the Aleution Islands in the North Pacific. During Pearl Harbour he was stationed on the Island of Kiska for six months. On return, Nor was involved in a strenuous Commando training course at Vernon, BC in preparation for front line combat. Not long after, Nor boarded the Queen Mary, arriving in Scotland, then on to Reyburn, England where he joined up with the Queens Own Cameron Highlanders of Canada, the Regiment he fought with until the end of the War. After landing in Normandy, France, close to Dieppe, Nor was involved in front-line combat along the west coast of Normandy, through Belgium, Holland and Germany, occupied Holland, and returned to Canada, November, 1945. After discharge on January 24, 1946, Nor commenced employment at the Saskatchewan Hospital in Weyburn as a student nurse. Three years later he graduated as a Psychiatric Nurse, and in 1955 wrote University exams to become registered with the Psychiatric Nurses Association of Saskatchewan. He was promoted to the position of Assistant Supervisor in 1960. He then attended Regina College and took credit courses through the Extension Department of the University of Regina. Nor transferred to the Social Work Department in July, 1970, and was promoted to Supervisor of the Approved Home program, being in charge of all the Foster Homes in the South-East corner of Sask. under Mental Health, a position he held until retirement on September 28, 1984. On July 1st, 1951 Norvald married Helen Gawiuk, a student nurse from Unity, SK. Norvald bacame a member of the St. John Ambulance Association in 1946 and in 1949 helped implement the first Nursing Division and Ambulance Brigade. He was appointed Superintendent of the two divisions and was invested by the Lieutenant Governor for meritorious service in the Order of St. John. He taught First Aid for 35 years in Weyburn, Estevan and Radville, qualified as a Lay Examiner and examined many First Aid classes. Nor received a Certificate of Merit from the Royal Canadian Legion for outstanding service and devotion and a Life Time membership as he has been a member since 1946. He was on the Board of Directors of the Canadian Mental Health Association, the Weyburn Group Homes Inc., the Sask. Abilities Council, the Sask. Pro-Life Asso, the Weyburn & District United Way, the Multicultural Asso, the Sask. Superannuates Asso, the Sask. Liberal Asso, and the Queen's Own Cameron Highlander's Regimental Foundation. Norvald was a Man Of God, he believed in the power of prayer, and loved his church and family. Nor and Helen brought their children up in the `nurture and admonition of the Lord'. He was a LifeTime member of Zion Lutheran Church and taught Sunday School and Adult Bible Study for many years. He attended Full Gospel Business Men and Men's Breakfasts at the Salvation Army Hall. Nor was a long time member of the Gideons International, serving as Secretary and President of the Weyburn Camp. Norvald was a devoted husband, father, grandfather and great grandfather. He loved his children, grandchildren and great grandchildren, and enjoyed visiting with them and attending their school activities, music involvements, and sports activities, and gave them praise and encouragement in their chosen profession. Norvald's unwavering Faith in God, his strong belief in the power of prayer, and his integrity of character, helped him survive the Depression of the 30's, the horrors of war, and obstacles confronted in employment, without becoming discouraged or broken in Spirit. His advice for the next generation was: Get all the education you can; set goals and objectives for yourselves; trust in God and stay out of trouble; and always remember that whatever project you undertake, you never fail until you quit. Funeral Services will be held Saturday, October 29, 2011 at 11:00 am from Zion Lutheran Church, Weyburn, SK. Interment to follow at Green Acres Memorial Gardens.
FLAMONT - Rose Annie (nee Graves) Ponto Flamont passed away on Tuesday, June 10, 2008 at the Regina General Hospital, Regina, at the age of 87 years. Rose was predeceased by her parents, Charles and Ida Graves; first husband, Norman Ponto; second husband, Albert Flamont; sister, Jessie Rockey and brother-in-law, Art Rockey. Rose will be lovingly remembered by her five children, Betty Ann Litke (Pat Norman) of Calgary, AB, Lloyd (Nella Calesso) Ponto of Victoria, BC, Beverly (Pieter) van der Breggen of Fort Qu'Appelle, Margaret (Garth) Gish of Fort Qu'Appelle, and Jerry (Rosemary) Ponto of Weyburn; grandchildren, Debbie (Dave) Burndred, Cindy Bergsma (Daniel Burden), Meredith & Kathryn Ponto, Oliver Kirk, Ab (Rhonda) van der Breggen, Ahmad van der Breggen, Layli (Clayton) Groenveld, Sarah (Gabriel Introni), Nicole and Dina Ponto; 11 great grandchildren and two on the way; brother, Art (Ruby) Graves of Lafleche, as well as numerous nieces, nephews, relatives and friends. The funeral service was held on Monday June 16, at 2:00 p.m. from Fletcher Funeral Chapel, Weyburn, with Rev John Ferrier officiating. Visitation was held on Sunday, June 15, from 7 pm-9 pm at Fletcher Funeral Chapel, Weyburn. Interment took place in Hillcrest Cemetery, Weyburn. Rose was born on May 7, 1921 at East Kildonan, MB. She was raised on the family farm in the Waverly, R.M. #44 by her parents Ida and Charles Graves, along with her sister Jessie and brother Art. Rose joined the R.C.A.F. during the second world war and was stationed in Montreal, PQ. She was then transferred to Weyburn at the end of the war, where she then met Norman Ponto. They married and raised five wonderful children. After Norman passed away she married Albert Flamont. Rose received a life membership in the Legion Ladies Auxiliary Branch #47 in 1992. In April 2008 she received a 50 year pin for the service with the Branch #47 Ladies Auxiliary. Rose was into clerical and bookkeeping work where she was employed with Weyburn Hardware, Saskatchewan Credit Bureau and also Acklands. Rose enjoyed knitting, sewing, playing cards and bingo, as well as visiting with her family. Rose was a long time volunteer with the Royal Canadian Legion Branch #47 as well as the Legion Ladies Auxiliary where she served as an honorary secretary and the president. Rose enjoyed helping serve banquets and prepared lunches at the Legion throughout her entire life. Rose was remembered as a quiet observer who accepted the past and the actions of others. Rose preferred to focus on the positives in the present. Like a race against time, everything passes and everything remains but our reality is not to stay but to pass on to the next step. Rose will always be lovingly remembered by all her family and friends who knew her.
FLATEN - Glenn E. died suddenly at home in Ottawa, ON on December 7, 2007, age 78. He is survived by Shirley, his loving wife of 52 years. He is also survived by his mother, Svea, of Weyburn, his children, Barbara (Don Orr), Wayne (Synde) of Regina, Murray (Sharon) of Oakbank, MB, Gordon (Louise Pelletier) of Winnipeg, MB and 11 grandchildren. He is also remembered fondly by siblings, Norm (Vie), Audrey (Fred Wilson), Delbert (Doris), Bev (Don Hansen), brother-in-law, Ted Gray (Jan) and numerous nieces and nephews. Glenn was born in Weyburn and grew up on the family farm near Trossachs. He won the first T. Eaton agricultural scholarship in 1951 and graduated from the University of Saskatchewan with degrees in agriculture and commerce. In addition to running a grain, pig and broiler chicken farm near Regina, his involvement with agriculture associations was extensive, including presidencies of the Saskatchewan Chicken Marketing Board, Saskatchewan Hog Marketing Commission, Saskatchewan Federation of Agriculture, Canadian Federation of Agriculture and International Federation of Agricultural Producers. He was inducted into the Sask. Agriculture Hall of Fame in 1998. Following his retirement from the Canadian Farm Products Marketing Council in Ottawa, he devoted incredible time and energy to Rotary International, including grassroots agricultural developments projects in Africa, Central and South America. His life was dedicated to helping others in his community, country and the world. He also appreciated music and encouraged it in his children and grandchildren. Glenn had a wide circle of friends who dearly miss him. A celebration of Glenn's life will be be held at Sunset United Church at 177 Sunset Drive in Regina on Friday, January 4, 2008 from 3:00-5:00 pm with a program starting at 3:30.
FLATEN - Svea (nee Soderberg) passed away peacefully at Tatagwa View, Weyburn, on Monday night, October 20, 2008, at the age of 103. Svea was predeceased by her father, August Soderberg in 1942 and mother, Augusta Soderberg in 1946, husband, Nels Flaten in 1959, brothers: Gunnar in 1983, Yngve in 1960, Sigurd in 1991, son-in-law, Herbert Warden in 2002, son, Glenn Flaaten in 2007 and granddaughter, Diane Hansen-Hood in 2007. Svea is survived by her four children: Norman (Vie), Audrey Wilson (Fred), Delbert (Doris) and Beverly Hansen (Don), daughter-in-law Shirley Flaten, 18 grandchildren and 39 great grandchildren. Svea was born in Dalesburg, South Dakota, USA in 1905. She moved with her parents to the Yeoman District, 18 miles southwest of Weyburn in 1907. The family operated a farm and a threshing outfit. Svea became quite familiar with driving horses, milking cows and assisting her mother with the housework. Svea started school in Rockfield and later came to Souris school in Weyburn. She continued to work on the farm with her parents and brothers until she met Nels, who had recently arrived from Norway. They were married at her parents' home in 1925. They had a diversified farming operation with grain, pigs, chickens, cattle, sheep, horses and Shetland ponies. They managed to survive the depression years with a lot of hard work, determination and self sufficient food production as her diaries attest. She faithfully kept a diary of her life from 1924 to 2006. Their door was always open for friends, neighbors or any passerby who happened to stop in for coffee or a meal. Many of those years without the aid of electrical power or appliances. Transportation in the winter was by horseback, team and sleigh, or maybe once a month on the train from Clearfield Station to Weyburn. Along with raising a family of five children, she managed to sew their clothes, plant a large garden, can fruits, vegetables, jams and meat. Additional income was acquired by selling butter and eggs to the townspeople. Svea moved to Saskatoon for a couple years after Nels died and then bought a house in Weyburn in 1961 and lived there for 39 years. She provided room and board for several nurses, teachers, and hockey players during this time. She also became involved with the Hospital Auxiliary, North Weyburn Homemakers, Pioneer Place Auxiliary and Harmony Circle church unit. Having 19 grandchildren provided many opportunities to babysit over the years. She loved to travel and visited many counties. Included in these were Norway, Sweden, Denmark, Australia, New Zealand, Hawaii, England, Fiji, Bermuda, USA and Germany. Her last trip being to Barbados with all five children and their spouses in 1999. After her hip surgery she was unable to manage in her house, so she moved into Crocus Villa and later into Tatagwa View. We would like to thank her many caregivers for their devoted service over the past eight years. Funeral service was held at Grace United Church, Weyburn, on Saturday, October 25. with Rev. Mohandas Barnabas officiating. The Active Pallbearers were her grandsons: Murray Flaten, Brad Warden, Brent Flaten, Doug Warden, Chris Hansen and Gary Flaten. Interment followed in Green Acres Memorial Gardens, Weyburn.
FLEMING - Anna (nee Melnychuk) passed away peacefully on June 29, 2000 after a lengthy illness. Anna was born November 3, 1919 in Moose Jaw, Sask. Anna was predeceased by her parents, Peter and Zenovia Melnychuk, sister Kary Yarmie, sister Lena Kitzul, and brother Fred Mellen. Anna is survived by her loving husband Gordon, son Donald (Kay) Fleming, daughter Judith Fleming, daughter Barbara (Ashley) Lon, grandchildren: Michele Glaze, Scott Fleming (Allison), Darnell Lariviere (Bill), Jason Schmidt (Kim), Andrea Nelson (Ken), Erica, Ryan and Michael Long, great grandchildren: Andrew and Shelby Glaze, Tyler Fleming, sister Mary Kozak, sister-in-law Olga Mellen, and brother-in-law Elmer Kitzul, numerous nieces, nephews and friends. Gordon and Anna would have been married 60 years on July 10. Anna was a very compassionate and loving wife, mother, grandmother and friend. Anna was an avid reader and loved to golf. She will be missed by all who knew her. A memorial service was held Tuesday, July 4 at 2:00 p.m. from Grace United Church, Weyburn, with Rev. William Corkum officiating. All those in attendance were considered to be honorary pallbearers.
FLEMING - Gladys (nee Nurse) late of Regina passed away on May 17, 2009 at the age of 104 years. Gladys was predeceased by her husband, Cliff Fleming, brothers, Lloyd and Melvin Nurse, sister-in-law, Mae Nurse, grandson, Michael Jeffery, grand niece, Cleone Nurse Phillips. Gladys is survived by nephews, Gerald (Shirley) Nurse, Fillmore and family, Ken (Mary) Nurse, Regina and family, sister-in-law, Eileen Nurse, Regina, special family, Wayne (Shirley) Fleming, Sherwood Park, AB and family, Cleone (Ron) Jeffery, Weyburn and family, Arlaine (Willis) Moe, Saskatoon and family. A memorial service was held Wednesday, May 20, 2009, 1:30 p.m. at All Saints Anglican Church Weyburn, Rev. Catherine Harper, officiating. Interment followed at Hillcrest Cemetery Weyburn.
FLEMING - Gordon was born February 5, 1912 at Summerberry, the oldest of five children. He passed away peacefully at the Weyburn Special Care Home, Weyburn, on Saturday, November 29, 2003. Gordon is survived by his three children, son Don and wife Kay, daughters Judy and partner Lloyd, Barb and husband Ashley, as well as many grandchildren and great grandchildren. He worked on the farm and attended school in Summerberry, later attending Normal School. His first position was a teacher at Amulet; he always remembered his starting wage was $5 a month plus room and board. He met and married Anna, the love of his life in 1940; a union that lasted just ten days short of 60 years when she passed away on June 29, 2000. Gordon taught school for seven years and then worked for North American Lumber in Wapella for 18 years before joining the Highway Traffic Board in 1958. He started in Moosomin at the weigh scales and later moved to Weyburn in 1959. After completing a Driver Training Instructor's Course, he became a Highway Traffic Board Patroller and Examiner. He continued this job for 18 years until his retirement in 1977. He gave his last examination on February 25, 1977. After his retirement, Gordon expressed his concern that many middle aged women that live in the rural areas do not know how to drive and do not have an operator's license. He firmly believed that all wives should have driver's licenses. If they lost their husbands or they were unable to drive, they would be isolated on the farm with no means of getting around, so he made a commitment to help anyone learn to drive and obtain their license. Gordon loved his grandchildren and took great pride in them and enjoyed the many hours that he spent with them including teaching them to drive. Outside of his family, his passion in life was golf. He and Anna were often the first ones on the course, occasionally climbing the fence to be the first to tee off. When he had a knee replacement in his early 80s, his biggest concern was whether he would be able to golf again. Through many long hours of hard exercise and determination, he was able to achieve that goal and golfed until just a few years ago. Gordon will be missed by all his family.
FOGEL - Dr. Harold Gordon was born January 22, 1932 in Weyburn, and passed away in Palm Springs, California November 21, 2004. Harold was predeceased by his mother, father and wife Sonia, and is survived by his daughter Jill, Regina; sister Sandra McCartney and her son Scott McCartney, Edmonton, AB; wife Shirley, Cathedral City, California; step children and step grandchildren. Harold married three times, Margaret 1959-1982 divorced; Sonia 1984-2000 (death) and Shirley 2002 to present. Harold was born and raised in Weyburn and resided there from 1932 to 1950. Harold graduated from high school in 1950 and upon graduation Harold moved to Alberta and worked at a variety of jobs until he started university in 1958, then enrolled in the Faculty of Law at the University of Alberta in Edmonton, AB. In 1960 he transferred to the Faculty of Dentistry. As a young man Harold enjoyed hanging out at the farm, going to the lake, playing the trumpet, socializing with friends and shooting pool. As a young father he enjoyed fishing, hunting, supporting the Weyburn Red Wings, hunting, trapshooting and playing bridge. For his last 25 years he enjoyed golf, socializing at the Weyburn Gourmet Cup, supporting the Saskatchewan Roughriders, bird watching, playing cards and becoming a snowbird - spending winters in California. In 1966 Harold and his wife Margaret and daughter Jill returned to Weyburn and practiced dentistry in Weyburn for 34 years until 2000. Harold was involved in the community such as Rotary International, dentist for Weyburn Red Wings from 1969 to 1973, University Club of the Desert (Palm Springs), and Men's Club at Date Palm Country Club, Weyburn Gourmet Club and President of the Weyburn Golf Club. A Service Of Remembrance will be held January 22, 2005 at 2:00 p.m., from Knox Presbyterian Church, Weyburn, with Reverend John Ferrier officiating. Interment to follow at Hillcrest Cemetery, Weyburn
FOGEL - Julianna 'Julie' (nee Leier). On Sunday, May 16, 1999, Julianna (Julie) Fogel, late of Weyburn, passed away at the Weyburn General Hospital at the age of 89 years. Predeceased by her mother and father, Jacob and Emilia Leier; her husband, Gus Fogel in 1971; five sisters and one brother. Julie is survived by one son, Dr. Harold (Sonia) Fogel of Weyburn; one daughter, Sandra McCartney of Edmonton, AB; grandchildren: Jill Fogel of Regina; Scott McCartney of Edmonton; step granddaughter, Tasha Golly of Toronto; former daughter-in-law, Margaret Fogel of Regina; favorite niece and helpmate, Dorothy Kuyat of Weyburn; as well as many nieces and nephews. Julie was born March 19, 1910 in Russia. She married Gus Fogel and stayed home to raise their son, Harold and daughter, Sandra. Gus passed away in 1971. Julie enjoyed her winters in Weslaco, Texas. While there, she kept busy playing shuffleboard and cards. She also enjoyed entertaining friends and family. Funeral service was held Thursday, May 20 at 2:00 p.m. from Fletcher Funeral Chapel, Weyburn, with Rev. John Ferrier officiating. Interment followed in Hillcrest Cemetery, Weyburn. All those in attendance were considered to be honorary pallbearers.
FOGEL - Sonia Christine (nee Misenko). On Saturday, October 28, 2000, Sonia Christine Fogel, late of Weyburn, passed away suddenly at the age of 55 years. She is survived by her husband, Harold Fogel of Weyburn; her daughter Tasha Golly (Bruce) of Toronto, ON; step daughter Jill Fogel of Regina; her father Sam Misenko of Valdares, WI; her mother Jeanette (Merril) Pederson of Black River Falls, WI; three brothers: David (Becky) Misenko of Missouri; Joseph (Theresa) Misenko of California and Bob (Ruth) Misenko of Minnesota; as well as many nieces and nephews and friends. Sonia was born on May 8, 1945 at Riverside, Maryland, USA. She came to Weyburn from the US with her daughter Tasha in1981. On June 30, 1982 she married Harold Fogel in Weyburn, with Rev. Ross McMurtry officiating. Sonia was well known in arts and education circles in the city. She had her Masters Degree in Learning Disabilities and taught as a special education teacher at St. Dominic Savio and St. Michael Junior High schools from January 1987 to June of 1997. She took part in the James Weir People's Choice Exhibit with her stained glass works, winning the competition several times, and had been taking quilting classes in the last two years as well. She also enjoyed flower drying and making arrangements with them. She also was a member of the Weyburn Arts Council and took part in their shows. Sonia was a member of the Weyburn Rotary Club for the last three years along with her husband, and when the women of the club formed the Inner Wheel last year she also joined that group. She helped with decorating at the Polka Fest every year and last year was the chairperson of the annual event. The Fogels hosted Rotary exchange students in the last few years and they also belonged to the Gourmet Club. A memorial service was held Saturday, November 4 at 3:30 p.m. from Knox Presbyterian Church, Weyburn, with Rev. Ross McMurtry and Rev. John Ferrier officiating. Interment followed in Hillcrest Cemetery, Weyburn. All those in attendance were considered to be honorary pallbearers.
FOLK - Perry John, late of Calgary, AB, formerly of Weyburn passed away October 15, 2009, at the age of 42 years. Perry was predeceased by his twin siblings, Michelle and Michael Folk. Perry is survived by his sons: Benjamin and Mitchell, Calgary, AB; Tana Folk-Leblanc; parents, Ben and Sylvia Folk, Weyburn; his brothers and sister: Kevin Folk and his children: Jhett and Josie, Dawne (Quienten) Domes, Weyburn and their children: Ethan and Tyler, Colin (Carole) Folk, Regina and their children: Olivia and Mya; aunts, uncles and cousins. Perry was a loving family member, a dedicated father and a community ambassador. When Weyburnites think of Perry, they think: clothing sales, car sales, sportscasts, play-by-play, golf course, curling club and sports in general. Perry was born and raised in Weyburn. He grew up on Hartney Bay, where neighbour kids were more like brothers than friends. After graduating from WCS, Perry attended broadcasting school in Regina before returning back to Weyburn. As a slender, non-imposing youngster, he tried to play all sports, but his dimensions and demeanor saw him focus primarily on golf and curling. He played ballhockey and no-hit ice hockey in adulthood, where he was noted as the "cherry-picker with the sweetest hands in the league." Perry began his long relationship with the Weyburn Red Wings as a stick boy and that evolved into a decade long role as play-by-play voice on AM1190. "What you say...I SEE," said one fan, making Perry beam with pride. Perry read several sportscasts a day for many years. Combine that with a keen interest, a great memory and Perry became a sports trivia reference guide, which several friends accessed to settle disagreements. It also helped him dominate many sports pools. Perry took great interest in following the careers of Weyburn athletes who went on to perform at higher levels. Perry was a car salesman all of his adult life. He sold GM products at Barber Motors in Weyburn, RMP in Regina and Jack Carter in Calgary. Many friends and tee times were made on the car lot - and the odd sale. Perry was a consumate sports fan. After being in Calgary for some time, he took a shine to the Flames, but the Habs were his #1 team. He stayed true to the Riders, but was most passionate about the NFL. Perry and Tana were married in 1999, making him an instant dad to Mitchell. One year later, their son Benjamin was born. Fatherhood brought great joy to his life. Although Perry and Tana divorced, both conceded they were better friends than husband and wife, with the well-being of the boys as their common goal. Perry loved people and he was someone people loved to be around. He had friends of all ages. His easy-going nature, pleasant disposition, genuine interest in people's lives, made him a natural visitor who made small talk meaningful. Friends enjoyed how he could make them re-live a funny moment, that only they had shared, with the utterance of a single word or phrase. May those memories live on. "Tee it up.....and let 'er go". A private family graveside service was held. A Gathering and Tribute to Perry for family and friends, was held at McKenna Auditorium Wednesday October 21, from 1:00-4:00 p.m.
FORSDICK - Dorothy (April 13, 1922 - May 17, 2007). Dorothy passed away May 17, 2007 at the age of 85 years. Dorothy is lovingly remembered by her family and friends. She is survived by John, her husband of 56 years; her children Diane (Lawrence); John (Stephanie) and Jim; six grandchildren, Robert, Sarah, Rachel, Matthew, Geoffrey, and Connor and her sister, Margaret Carr. Dorothy was predeceased by her son Robert and her brothers, Jim, Bob and Ken. Dorothy grew up in Weyburn during the dirty thirties, married John, an RCMP officer and moved with him to a number of small towns. Dorothy was active in the life of these communities, helping to establish a town library in Moosomin, and working on the establishment of a kindergarten for the mentally handicapped in Yorkton. She was a great cook, good gardener and a woman of tremendous spirit. We wish to thank the staff of Unit 41, Grey Nuns Hospital and Parker 2, Lynnwood E.C.C. for their care and many kindnesses. A memorial service was held at Foster & McGarvey, Edmonton Chapel on Tuesday, May 22 at 3:00 p.m.
FORSETH - Anna Lillian (nee Schilling), late of Weyburn, passed away on Wednesday, June 25, 2003 at the age of 86 years. Anna was predeceased by her parents, Emmanuel and Rose Schilling, husband Edward; three brothers Peter, Emmanuel and Ralph; as well as a son-in-law Garry Skinner. Anna will be lovingly remembered by her children, Evelyn (Gordon) Neufeld, Ft. McMurray, AB; Edward (Sharon) Forseth, Red Deer, AB; Shirley Skinner, Raymond Forseth, Douglas Forseth, all of Weyburn; brother Frank (Jean) Schilling, Kenora, ON; sisters, Rose Howells, Mankota; Minnie Hildebrandt, Grand Centre, AB; Catherine (Bob) Dyck, Las Vegas, Nevada; Marge Becker, North Ridge, Calif. A daughter-in-law Sharon Forseth, Weyburn. Her grandchildren, George, Gloria, Dolores, Darren, Darcy, Lori, Shane, Edward, Bradley, Sheila, Jason, Loni and Shianne as well as 38 great grandchildren and eight great great grandchildren, nieces, nephews, relatives and friends. Ann grew up on a farm near Hoffart, where she also attended school. Later she met and married Edward Forseth of Halbrite, where they settled and farmed until moving to Weyburn in 1953. She worked many years at St. Mary's Home until retiring in 1977. She delivered meals on wheels for quite some time and received recognition for her volunteer work. Ann was an outgoing person, attending nearly every social function, fowl suppers, auctions, teas, weddings, multi cultural, etc. Her favorite past time was playing bingo. She was a regular player. Anna loved traveling, visiting and meeting with friends in coffee row. Anna was a most wonderful mother, grandmother and friend to many; she will be dearly missed. A funeral mass was held at 10:30 a.m. Monday, June 30 from St. Vincent de Paul R.C. Church with Fr. Albert Schmitz Presider. Interment followed at Green Acres Memorial Gardens. All in attendance were considered to be honorary pallbearers. Active pallbearers were Leonard Schultz; Robert Schultz; Tony Mack; Bill Howells; Laurence Periard; Jessie Periard.
FORSETH - Edward James (16 May 1940 - 28 Aug 2010), formerly of Weyburn, passed away suddenly in Red Deer, AB at the age of 70. Predeceased by his parents Edward and Anna, he is survived by his wife, Sharon Louise, sons Ed (Rhonda) of Regina, Brad (Kari) of Weyburn, Jason (Amanda) of Calgary, AB and daughter Sheila Forseth of Weyburn; step-sons Jeremy (Kelsey), Kevin and Jason Humeniuk of Red Deer, AB; sisters Evelyn (Gord) Neufeld of Cynthia, AB, Shirley Skinner of Weyburn; brothers Ray Forseth of Weyburn and Doug Forseth of Oungre, as well as numerous grandchildren, nieces and nephews. A family graveside service was held on September 7 at Green Acres Memorial Gardens with John Ferrier officiating.
FORSETH - Raymond Douglas Forseth, late of Weyburn passed away Monday April 9, 2012, at the age of 61 years. Raymond was predeceased by his parents, Edward and Anna Forseth, and his brother Edward. Left to cherish the memory of Raymond are his sisters: Evelyn (Gordon) Neufeld, Theodore, Shirley Skinner, Weyburn; brother, Douglas Forseth, Oungre, along with many nieces, nephews, cousins and many special friends at Legion Towers. Ray was born and raised in Weyburn and took his schooling at Haig Elementary. He went into the work force going from the oilfield, transport trucking, carpentry, building bin floors for Pool and then ended calling Bingo for the Local Legion Club, Dreamland Bingo Palace (Fort Qu‘Appelle Ltd.) and the last 10 years for the Knights of Columbus in McKenna Hall. Ray so enjoyed visiting with people and made many friends, with whom he always had a story or a joke to share. In Ray’s younger days he also enjoyed fishing, hunting, bowling and was a phenominal pool player. A private family graveside service of remembrance for Raymond was held on Monday, April 16 at 2:30 p.m. at Green Acres Memorial Gardens Weyburn with Rev. John Ferrier officiating.
FORSETH - Rhoda Mae (nee MacDonald), born June 24, 1931, passed away peacefully on March 29, 2002. Rhoda is survived by her children, Wayne (Joan), Sidney, BC; Wanda (Dave), Drumheller, AB; Ron, Regina; Karon (Gerry), Calgary, AB; Cheri (Darwyn), Calgary; Nena (John), Calgary, AB. Her grandchildren: Cari, Sean and Jeff; Chad and Jamie; Jody, Abbey and Boyd; Justin and Sarah; Stephanie. Two great grandchildren, Taylor and Kail. Rhoda is also survived by two sisters, Chrissie Douglas, Weyburn, and Alice Miller, Penticton, BC, as well as numerous nieces and nephews. Predeceased by her parents, William and Jessie MacDonald; her husband, Donald, her infant son Donald Lloyd; a brother, Bill, and a sister Nina. Two brothers-in-law, Sid Miller, Penticton, BC; Albert Douglas, Weyburn. Rhoda was born and raised in Weyburn where she met and married her husband Don and raised their six children. Throughout this time Rhoda worked at Souris Valley Extended Care Centre, the Mental Health Centre and Nutter's Bulk Foods. All of where many lasting friendships began. After retiring she kept busy with her volunteering which included the Presbyterian Church teas and socials to canvassing for various charities. Rhoda enjoyed life to its fullest whether she was watching the Brier, enjoying her family's humor or being whisked away to a new destination by her kids. Her caring nature and free spirit were a joy to everyone who encountered her. She will be sadly missed and forever loved by her family and friends alike. A funeral service was held at 2:00 p.m. Friday, April 5, from the Knox Presbyterian Church, Weyburn, with Rev. John Ferrier officiating. Interment followed in the Hillcrest Cemetery.
FOULKES - Ennis. On Friday, December 27, 2002, Ennis Foulkes, late of Weyburn, passed away at Souris Valley Extended Care Centre, at the age of 95 years. Predeceased by her father and mother, Charles and Julia Covert; one brother, Leon Covert; two sisters: Frances Young and Genevieve Johnson; one son, Gerald Foulkes and by her husband, Arthur Foulkes; two brothers-in-law; Ken Young and Nestor Johnson; two sisters-in-law: Ellen Covert and Belle Covert; two nephews: Ronald Johnson and Roland Johnson. Ennis is survived by two brothers: Keith Covert and Lloyd (Edith) Covert, both of Weyburn, as well as five nieces and one nephew. Ennis was born April 27, 1907 at Sophiasburgh TWP, Prince Edward County, Ontario. She took her schooling to grade 8 at Doxies Corners (a country school) Prince Edward County, ON. Ennis lived with her parents on the farm. Her father was also a barber. She attended school and the Presbyterian Church at Demorestville, ON. On May 12, 1926, Ennis married Arthur Foulkes. In 1929, Ennis and Arthur built their own garage in Tribune, SK. They also ran the Service Station at the Four Corners in Weyburn in 1943. They lived many years in Moose Jaw and Ennis worked at Turner & Ellis Hardware. Upon returning to Weyburn, they operated the 385 Trading Post out of their home. Ennis and Arthur collected and sold antiques before they were married and throughout their years together. Music was Ennis' passion. She played piano at summer resorts as a young woman. She and Art played in many old tyme fiddler's contests and won many awards. Ennis and Arthur joined the Church of Christ in 1946. Ennis continued with her church family after Arthur's passing. Ennis managed to live in her own home up until this past month. She did her own gardening and housekeeping and loved her independence. Funeral service was held Tuesday, December 31, 2002 at 2:00 p.m. from the Church of Christ, Weyburn, with Scott Wade officiating. Interment followed in Hillcrest Cemetery, Weyburn. All those in attendance were considered to be honorary pallbearers. The active pallbearers were: Elsworth Dunn, Garth Oberkirsch, Marence, Terry and Worthy Pierce and Graham Bell.
FOWLER-CULBERT - Terry Ann. It is with great sadness that we announce Terry Ann Fowler, age 51, lost her courageous battle with cancer at her home in Medicine Hat, Alberta, on Thursday, October 21st, 2010 surrounded by her loved ones. Terry leaves to cherish her memory her husband, Don Culbert; her daughter, BillieLee (Sam) Roman and sons Brayden and Carter; her sisters, Donna (Steve) Lamoureux and Linda (Rob) Ror; Don's sister and brothers, Zelda (Moe) Stentiford, Gordon Culbert, Les (Olga) Culbert, and Lorne (Jean) Culbert; as well as numerous nieces and nephews. Terry was predeceased by her parents, Bill and Mabel Fowler. Terry was born on September 14th, 1959, at Weyburn, Saskatchewan. She completed her high school in Weyburn and moved to Regina where she met her future husband, Don. She completed her nurse's training and worked as an R.N. in both Regina and Medicine Hat. Terry and Don were married on February 14th, 1997, and enjoyed thirty-two years together. Cancer never changed the kindhearted person that Terry was. She lived her life by the golden rule always see the good in a person. Terry liked nature in all its forms, but was especially fond of all animals. She appreciated the small things in the world and this was reflected in her dragonfly tattoo. Terry's pride and joy were her daughter and her two little grandsons. Her two best friends were her dogs, Cookie and Kato. Terry will be deeply missed and lovingly remembered by all those who knew and loved her. The Funeral Service will be held in SOUTH COUNTRY VILLAGE, WUERFEL AUDITORIUM, 1720 Bell Street SW, Medicine Hat, on Tuesday, October 26th, 2010 at 1:30 p.m. with Reverend Bob Findley officiating.
FOX - Christena (nee Hamilton). On Thursday, April 28, 2005, Christena Craig Fox, late of Weyburn, passed away at the Eden Care Home at the age of 95 years. Predeceased by her parents, James and Christena Hamilton; her husband of 42 years, Joseph Fox; brothers: Harry and David Hamilton; sisters-in-law: Marjorie Hamilton, Joyce Mead and Evelyn Fox. Christena is survived by her sisters-in-law: Anita Hamilton of Weyburn and Thelma Fox of Regina; several cousins, as well as many nieces and nephews. Christena Craig (Hamilton) Fox was born January 1, 1910 in the Prairie View School District at McTaggart. Her early years were spent on the family farm north-west of Weyburn where she helped with chores after school every day. She went to church and Sunday School at Prairie View School. Christena was employed at McKinnon's Store, was a receptionist for doctors Hugh Eaglesham and James McGillivray, worked at the Weyburn Co-op Store, Robinson's Store, City Hall and at the Weyburn Public Library. On February 24, 1955, Christena married Joe Fox in Weyburn. Along with working, Christena was a volunteer fund raiser for Pioneer Place and the Weyburn Special Care Home and the Legion. She was a member of Knox Presbyterian Church and taught Sunday School and C.G.I.T. Christena enjoyed sewing, crocheting, visiting family and friends, entertaining her nieces and nephews and putting on scrumptious meals. She enjoyed traveling to visit relatives and family and even took a trip to Australia. She will be lovingly remembered and missed by all she knew and loved. Funeral service was held Wednesday, May 4 at 2:00 p.m. from Knox Presbyterian Church, Weyburn, with Reverend John Ferrier officiating. Interment followed in Hillcrest Cemetery, Weyburn. The active pallbearers were: Doug Hamilton, Francis Mead, Tom Mead, Steve Rumbles, Jim Nedelcov and Stan Runne. All those in attendance were considered to be honorary pallbearers.
FOX - Pearl Louise (nee Williams). The family of Pearl Louise Fox wish to announce the passing of their beloved mother and grandmother on February 5th, 2010 at Tatagwa View Long Term Care Facility in Weyburn. Pearl is predeceased by her husband, Bill; brothers: Irvin, Clayton and Wilfred; niece, Elaine Young and nephew, Bill Fox. She will be lovingly remembered by her family; two children, Ken (Margie) Fox of Weyburn and Michelle (Murray) Hooker of Regina. Also mourning her loss are grandchildren: Tom, Chad (Amanda), Gerad (Jessica), Deandra (Mike), Curtis, Greg (Lindsey) and Ben (Stacey), and her great grandchildren: Taylor, Kylan, Tyler, Anna and Jaxon; as well as her nieces and nephews and her many friends. Pearl was devoted to her family above all else always giving, asking for little in return. She was born in Kincaid on June 16, 1924 to Louise and Llewellyn Williams. Pearl attended Normal school in Regina and began a teaching career at age 17 in Nipawin and later South Weyburn. While there, she met a young man who had recently returned from the War who became the love of her life. They were married on August 5, 1947 and were still going strong 50 years later. Pearl had a strong work ethic which she always attributed to growing up during the Depression. When she finished her teaching and real estate careers, she became an advocate for older people in Weyburn who needed their own home for their gatherings and activities. She and a handful of her friends were the founding Board Members of the Wheatland Senior's Centre in Weyburn, an accomplishment for which she was very proud. A joy that was never work to her was her music which she expressed through the piano whether playing for pleasure, practicing for the Merry Makers' performances or teaching her grandchildren. Her love of music was one of the many gifts she gave to them. The family would like to thank Dr. Phillip Fong and the staff of House 7 for their care, kindness and support of Pearl during her stay at Tatagwa View. "Your work is done here. Rest now Sweet Mother." A Memorial Service was held on Thursday, February 11, 2010 at 1:00 p.m. at the Tommy Douglas Centre, Weyburn with Rev. Bryon Keough officiating. Interment followed in Hillcrest Cemetery, Weyburn
FRANCIS - Terry (nee Perpete). On Wednesday, February 13, 2002, Terry Francis, late of Weyburn, passed away at Crocus Plains Villa at the age of 87 years. Predeceased by her parents, Victoria and Isadore Perpete; her husband, Alfred Francis; her brothers and sisters: Henriette, Marie, Celestin, Henry, Edward, Louis, Maximin, Nellie and Maurice. Terry will be lovingly remembered by her children: Marg Francis of Lethbridge, AB; George (Liz) Francis of Victoria, BC; Joan Francis (Bob Petterson) of Estevan; Diane (Brian) Hill of Squamish, BC; Bud (Marg) Francis of Regina; Thomas of the Phillipines; Marion (Bill) Schiller of Tyvan; John (Pat) Francis of Kamloops, BC; Rose (Jim) McGill of Douglas Lake, BC; and Gilbert Francis and Robert Francis, both of Victoria, BC; 26 grandchildren and 20 great grandchildren; and one sister, Julienne. Theresia Francis was born in Bainville, Montana, USA on April 27, 1914 the middle child of Victoria and Isadore Perpete. The family came to Canada about 1918. Theresia was married to Alfred Francis on April 13, 1936 in Kennedy. They moved to Handsworth about 1940, then to Osage in 1948 where Alf worked for the Wheat Pool as a buyer. Alf and Terry retired to Kenosee Lake in 1972. They moved to Weyburn in 1988 and Alf passed away in 1994. Theresia moved to Bison Manor in 1991 where she enjoyed living for over 10 years. She was well known for her many quilts, which she made for all the members of her family and had many displayed in various places far and near. She was always available to help others all her life. Terry was a great cook and enjoyed going for walks nearly every day. She also was a very good oil painter and her family all have her paintings hanging in their homes. For the past 10 winters she travelled to visit with family in BC. She faithfully attended church all her life, and enjoyed having her family visit her and keeping up on all their news. She will be lovingly remembered and sadly missed by all. Prayers were said Sunday, February 17, 2002 at 7:00 p.m. from Fletcher Funeral Chapel, Weyburn, with Father Francis Hengen presiding. The funeral mass was held Monday, February 18 at 10:30 a.m. from St. Vincent de Paul Roman Catholic Church, Weyburn, with father Francis Hengen celebrant. Interment followed in Hillcrest Cemetery, Weyburn. The pallbearers were: Dennis Francis, Garth Schaefer, Steve Smith, Shaun Schiller, Jayson Nelson and Wade McEwen. Members of the CWL formed an honor guard.
FRANKLIN - Benjamin Ernest late of Weyburn passed away Friday, March 19th, 2010 at the age of 74 years. Benjamin was predeceased by his father and mother, Ernest and Bertha Franklin, sister, Frances Hill, brother-in-law, Kenneth Tripp, son-in-law, Stephen Hosking. He leaves to mourn his wife of 47 years, Carolyn Franklin, four children: Lorenda (Greg) Selinger, Regina; Brenda Hosking, Regina; Kevin (Kim) Franklin, Regina; Kim (Greg) Paxman, Medicine Hat, AB; six grandchildren: Courtney (Cameron) Liske, Regina; Charissa (Justin) Jaarsman, Regina; Carlen Selinger, Regina; Quinn Hosking, Regina; Shayla Paxman, Medicine Hat, AB, Jaedyn Paxman, Medicine Hat, AB, one great grandson, Ashton Liske, Regina; two sisters, Charlotte (Art) Dament, Weyburn, Hazel Tripp, Weyburn, along with numerous nieces, nephews and friends. Benjamin was actively involved with the Weyburn Red Wings for many years and was recognized one year as "volunteer of the year". A funeral service was held on Wednesday, March 24, at Free Methodist Church, Weyburn, with Jody Pfeifer officiating. Interment followed at Hillcrest Cemetery, Weyburn.
FRANKLIN - William. It is with great sadness and sorrow that we the family announce the passing of our loving husband, father, grandfather and great grandfather. Bill passed away peacefully with his family by his side on Friday, June 21st, 2002 at Regina Pasqua Hospital at the age of 71 years. Bill is survived by his loving wife of 50 years Shirley; children Marj Monteyne (Larry), Weyburn, Lyle (Jeannie), Weyburn, Laurie (Scott) Lawrence, Weyburn, Denise (Martin) Tourand, Weyburn; 20 grandchildren and 11 great grandchildren. Bill will be fondly remembered by everyone who knew him. Bill is predeceased by parents William and Delphine Franklin; his brother Jim; daughters Judy Petersen, infant Debbie; infant grandson Shaun Tourand. Bill was very active at farming up to the time of his death. He very much enjoyed caring for his horses and his special buddy Webster. Bill was a counselor for the R.M. of Souris Valley for 8 years and also a member of the Elks. He very much enjoyed curling and playing cards with family and friends. The smile on his face whenever a grandchild came to visit was priceless. A funeral service was held Friday June 28th, 2002 from Grace United Church, Weyburn. Rev. Hazel Arbon and Rev. Gary W. Goran officiated. Interment followed at Hillcrest Cemetery, Weyburn. The active Pallbearers were Bill Jordan, Butch Toovey, Michael Martin, Dwayne Leslie, Larry Toovey and Keith Jordan. Honorary Pallbearers were Ben Franklin, Lavern Lotten, Henry Locken, Milo Paulus, Marvin Eddy, Ed Cooper, Bill Rouse and Ardele Millar. All those in attendance were also considered Honorary Pallbearers.
FRASZ - Daniel "Boone" late of Weyburn, passed away February 25, 2004 at the age of 62, after a short and courageous battle with cancer. Predeceased by his parents Joseph and Rose Frasz; three brothers: Al, Bill and Bob; godchild Tony; brother-in-law Morris Sair and sister-in-law Bridget Frasz. Dan is survived by his wife of 37 years, Elaine of Weyburn; son, Richard (Candace) of Regina and their son Treyton; son, Kenneth of Weyburn; three sisters: Irene Sair of Calgary, AB, Mary (Dell) Halbert of Weyburn and Jeanne (Elmer) Molnar of Kennedy; one brother, Ed (Marie) of Prince George, BC; sisters-in-law: Marion Frasz of Regina and Birgitta Frasz of Wetaskiwin, AB as well as numerous nieces and nephews. Daniel was born in Regina on November 23, 1942, the second youngest of a family of eight. He was raised and received his education in Odessa. At the age of 16 he moved to Nipawin to work for his brother Bill at Frasz Electric. He later completed a TV technician course at SIAST in Moose Jaw where, upon completing his course, he was employed at Sears in Regina as a TV technician. In 1965, he was employed at Canada Post in Regina as a letter carrier and advanced to Maintenance Supervisor for the computer sorting machines. In 1980, he moved his family to Taber, AB where he worked as a service technician for Target Irrigation. In 1982, he moved to Brooks, AB where he worked as a salesman for Brooks Power and Equipment and later opened his own car dealership. After selling the business, he moved to Weyburn in 1988. At this time, Daniel and Elaine purchased the Weyburn Telephone Answering Service which Elaine continues to operate today. Daniel worked at Redcoat Chrysler for several years then moved to Dries Bros. and ended his sales career at Barber Motors in December 2003. Upon retiring, Daniel started his hobby in woodworking, making many things that touched the hearts of family and friends. The funeral service was held on Saturday February 28 at St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church. All in attendance were honorary pallbearers.
FREDERICK - Dr. Francis J. It is with great sadness the family of Dr. Francis J. Frederick announces his passing. Predeceased by his father Joseph Frederick, Weyburn, father-in-law James Wilson, Regina, uncle Frank Frederick of Shellbrook, and his maternal and paternal grandparents. He is survived by his wife Louise of 36 years; his mother Victoria Wallace (Neil); brother George and Kim of Saskatoon, Charmaine Huxted (Mel) and their family Sylvania; sister Debbie of Regina; mother-in-law Muriel Wilson of Regina; brother-in-law Laird Wilson (Marie); sister-in-law Joanne Hicks and her family, Regina; aunt Anne Meersman, Saskatoon and Irene Frederick of Shellbrook. He leaves to mourn his extended family: Kevin and Arla, Kaylene Wallace, Didsbury, AB; Dean and Laura and their family, Melfort; Marlene and Randy Biles and their family, Wawanesa, MB. Francis graduated as an RPN, later as an RN and spent the last 22 years in otolaryngology in Regina. Celebration of his life will be held at a later date.
FREDERICK - Henry Erdmann passed away on August 18, 2003 after a short battle with cancer at the age of 87 years. Predeceased by his loving wife of 48 years, Alvina (2001); his parents: Edward and Cora Friedrick; brothers: Stephen, Layfayette, Albert "Pete", Robert, Edgar; sisters: Mary Slager, Margaret Torgunrud; and daughter, Joy Denise in infancy. Henry is survived by two sons: Kenneth (Colleen) Friedrick of Moose Jaw and Bruce (Bernice) Friedrick of Torquay; two daughters: Colleen (Lorin) Marcotte of Torquay and Anita (Daniel) Stade of Estevan; 16 grandchildren: Jobina (Mike) Prestie, Moose Jaw; Shena (Rock) Brassard, Delisle; Shane Friedrick, Cody Friedrick, Moose Jaw; Allison (Scott) Fleming, Arkansas; Lindsay (Daniel) Howard, Calgary, AB; Russell Marcotte, Torquay; Jessica Friedrick, Regina; Daniel Friedrick, Edmonton, AB; Steven, Katherine, Travis Friedrick, Torquay; Natisse, Meagan, Charles, Mathew Stade, Estevan; ten great grandchildren: Keenan, Kylan, Kiri, Kelsey Prestie; Damien Adkins; Jaxson Nancarrow; Alix Brassard; Tyler, Carson, Eric Fleming; five sisters: Lena Cooling, Bertha Rensfelt, Cora Green, Evelyn Smith, Fern (Cliff) MacPherson; one brother, Laurin "Jack" (Myrna) Friedrick; brother-in-law and sisters-in-law: Ted (Lois) Munday and Doreen (Hilton) Bunse; and his nieces and nephews. Henry Erdmann Friedrick was born March 14, 1916 on the homestead in the Flaata District. He had six brothers and seven sisters. They attended Flaata School, walking in the summer and going by horse and sleigh in the winter. He joined the Air Force in 1942 and was an aircraft mechanic. He was discharged in 1946 and returned to the family farm. On August 14, 1953, Henry married Alvina Munday at Oungre after meeting her in 1952 while she was teaching at Lac Qui Parle School. During his later teens and early 20's, Henry was the catcher for the "Haymakers" baseball team which travelled to Torquay, Oungre, Goodwater, and other points to play ball, winning many first place standings. Henry always liked going to auction sales and was well known by all the auctioniers. He was good at fixing motors and enjoyed gardening. He was an avid card player, being an expert at several different games. He was a member of several card clubs in Weyburn and was also an avid reader. Henry was very involved with the building and maintaining of the original Mainprize Park. He did a lot of hospital visitation and canvasing for diabetes or the Cancer Society. He was very involved with the United Church, first in Oungre and then in Weyburn. Henry farmed the family farm until he retired in 1984. It was a mixed farm with various types of animals. He was a true farmer who loved what he did. He was born, raised and lived on the same land for 64 years. His neighbours were also his life long friends. Alvina and Henry lived on the farm until 1980 when they moved to Midale, then to Weyburn in 1986, where he resided in their home until his illness. Family was the most important thing in Henry's life. He always stayed close to his brothers and sisters and his nieces and nephews who were very special to him. He was very proud of his 16 grandchildren and 10 great grandchildren. Whenever someone brought a new baby for him to see, he would look them over really well and say, "Yup, she/he is pretty nice". Henry will be lovingly remembered and sadly missed by his family, friends and neighbours. Funeral service was held Friday, August 22 at 10:00 a.m. from Grace United Church, Weyburn, with Rev. Hazel Arbon officiating. Interment followed in Green Acres Memorial Gardens, Weyburn. All those in attendance were considered to be honorary pallbearers. The active pallbearers were: Shane Friedrick, Cody Friedrick, Daniel Friedrick, Steven Friedrick, Russell Marcotte and Collier Smith. An evening visitation took place on Thusday, August 21 from Hastings-Dionne Funeral Home.
FREDERICKSON - Ida E. (nee Crump) late of Weyburn passed away Thursday, December 24, 2009 at the age of 98 years. Ida was born to David and Chloe Crump on December 11, 1911 in Trossachs. She grew up on the family farm south west of Trossachs and moved to Weyburn to work at the Weyburn Mental Hospital shortly after it opened. It was in Weyburn she met her husband of 56 years, Jim and settled to raise their family. The harsh realities of the depression and the war stretched the courtship to over 10 years but the wedding occurred July 13, 1942, less than a week before Jim was stationed in Victoria and Nanaimo, BC for the duration of the war. Ida loved life and she loved her family. She lived a long and productive life. Meeting and engaging people enriched her life. She loved dancing, social gatherings and travelling. New adventures always excited her and trips to the west coast in the summers to visit family were some of the happiest times of her life. As so many women of her generation, career choices were limited but her independent personality was not. She left the farm to work as a seamstress at the Mental Hospital, a talent she shared for most of her life. She left the security of family and friends to follow Jim to Vancouver Island, BC during the war, worked in a laundry and helped build a life for the two of them in what must have been difficult times. No one that knew her could ever doubt her grit. When Jim bought the jewellery store in the early 50's she began helping wherever she could, becoming increasingly involved in the retail operation, and working as an effective partner for many years. Ida was always a compassionate woman with a huge soft spot for the less advantaged. When the philosophy of mental health care shifted to assisted living, Ida spent many hours helping support ladies who she had met while working there who were trying to lead an independent life in the community. She was always ready to lend a helping hand wherever she could. She was a lifelong member of the United Church and Sunday morning service was a regular ritual for her until her health made it difficult. She was a member of the Legion and enjoyed the opportunities to indulge one of her passions, dancing, which unfortunately was not one of Jim's. They did, however, enjoy a passion for bowling together and were members of the Golden Age league for years. Jim will now, once again, be trying to help her eliminate her unwanted curve ball. If Ida would have wanted to leave with some thoughts of appreciation to those who tried to make her last difficult years as pleasant as possible. She would want to thank the Weyburn Special Care home for the outstanding and compassionate care. She would also want to thank Drs. Phillip and Alan Fong for their understanding and empathy. Finally, she would thank Corry Swertz, friend of so many years, who always found time to visit and provide moral support. She is predeceased by her husband Jim, mother Chloe, father David, brother Carl, and sisters Agnes, Gertrude and Bertha. Left to celebrate her life; her son Gary (Deborah) of Lethbridge, AB, her grandchildren Jenny (Janus) Rosborough of Houston, TX; Amy (Devin) Ferner of Indian Head and her great granddaughter, Ella; Ricky of Surrey, BC and her great granddaughters, Metallea and Lyric; Kendall of Wawota and her great grandson Parker; Jessica of Lethbridge, AB. A memorial service will be held Saturday January 23, 2010, at 2:00 p.m. from RD Family Funeral Chapel, Weyburn. Rev. M. Barnabas will be officiating. Interment will follow at Hillcrest Cemetery, Weyburn.
FREEMAN - Mervin K. late of Weyburn passed away Thursday February 18, 2010 at the age of 78 years. Mervin was predeceased by his parents Clarke and Bernice Freeman; brother Harold; sister Florence (Bruce) Fryklund; nephew Jerry Fryklund. Merv is survived by his wife of 50 years, Jean; his children: Ken (Brenda) Freeman and their family, Richard and Joanna, Sharon (Kevin) Stepp and their family, Blair (Brittany) and great granddaughter, Kaitlyn, Adam (Caryn) and Matthew, Janice Klatt and her family, Kayla and Andrew; brother Verne (Carol) Freeman; sister-in-law Catherine Freeman as well as numerous nieces and nephews. A Graveside Service will be held Wednesday, February 24, 2010 at 1:30 p.m. from the Hillcrest Cemetery, Weyburn, with Rev. John Ferrier, officiating. Interment will be at the Hillcrest Cemetery, Weyburn. A gathering for family and friends will be on Wednesday, February 24, 2010, at 3:00 p.m. from the Goodwater Hall, Goodwater.
FREY - Annie Elizabeth (nee Schmidt). On Friday, January 13, 2006, Annie Elizabeth Frey, late of Weyburn, passed away at the age of 84 years. Annie was predeceased by her father and mother, William and Katherine Schmidt; her husband, Frank Frey; six sisters: Mary Neverka, Kate Klemenz, Annie Loos, Elizabeth Jacob, Helen Schmidt, and infant sister, Magdalena Schmidt; six brothers: Tony Schmidt, Frank Schmidt, William Schmidt, Joseph Schmidt, Peter Schmidt and infant brother, John Schmidt. Annie will be lovingly remembered by her family, three sons: Gordon (Helga) Frey of Copperas Cove, Texas, Brian (Delores) Frey of Weyburn, Sask. and Marvyn (Linda) Frey of Calgary, AB; grandchildren: Andrea (Steve) Gildge, Lynnette (Jeff) Richards, Shannon (Kyle) Verhelst, Erin (Andy) Frey and Trevor (Val) Frey; great grandchildren: Alexander and Samantha Gildge, Emily and Alex Richards, Tessa, Logan and Brandon Verhelst and Tanner and Teagan Francis, as well as numerous nieces, nephews, relatives and friends. Annie Elizabeth Frey was born November 26, 1921 at Horizon. She was brought up Catholic along with her 12 brothers and sisters. They lived on the farm and worked in their parents' grocery store. She also worked as a nanny, at the dry cleaners and in a restaurant. Annie married Frank Frey on December 14, 1942 in McTaggart. They lived in British Columbia for the first three years of their marriage before moving back to Weyburn where Frank and Annie both worked at the General Hospital. Two years later they decided to try farming, but after two years of no luck they moved to Regina, then back to Weyburn where Annie again worked as a cook at the hospital, then at Weyburn Nursing Home until 1970 when she retired. Frank and Annie were involved with the start up of the Wheatland Seniors Centre and she was a member of the C.W.L. She loved to play cards, read, play bingo, and visit with family and friends. She also enjoyed making quilts. Frank and Annie traveled to their ancestors' home country of Hungary for a visit and to see where their parents were born. In July, 2000, Annie moved into the Weyburn Special Care Home. She was on the welcoming committee, where she enjoyed meeting the new residents and welcoming them to their new home. She loved to spend time with family and friends and visit with people. Annie will be lovingly remembered and sadly missed by all she knew and loved. Prayers were said Tuesday, January 17, at 7:30 p.m. from Fletcher Funeral Chapel, Weyburn. The funeral mass was held Wednesday, January 18, at 10:30 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: Ed Jacob, Joe Honig, Donald Schmidt, Robert Young, Bill Zerie and Lloyd Schmidt.
FREY - Frank. On Friday, July 21, 2000, Frank Frey, late of Weyburn, passed away at the Weyburn General Hospital at the age of 85 years. Predeceased by his mother and father, Frank and Mary Frey, and one sister, Mary Dancy. Frank is survived by his loving wife of 58 years, Annie of Weyburn; three sons: Marvyn (Linda) of Calgary, AB; Brian (Delores) of Weyburn; and Gordon (Helga) of Coppers Cove, Texas; grandchildren: Lynnette (Jeff) Richards, Shannon (Kyle) Verhelst, Andrea, Erin and Trevor; great grandchildren: Alexander, Samantha, Tessa, Tanner, Emily and Alex; two brothers: Joe (Lila) of Victoria, BC and John (Evelyn) Frey of Regina; four sisters: Hattie of Winnipeg, MB; Helen (Gene) of Chicago, Illinois; Agnes of Regina; and Julia of Victoria, BC as well as numerous nieces and nephews. Frank was born September 13, 1914 in Mor, Hungary, where he attended school to grade 6. He educated himself in English. He was the eldest of five girls and three boys, and helped his mother on the farm as his father went to Canada when he was 11. The family lived in Mor until he was 16, then emigrated to Canada in 1930 where they came to Griffin, and he worked odd jobs on the farm. He then worked in the interior of BC from 1932 until 1945. Frank married Annie Elizabeth Schmidt on December 14, 1942 at McTaggart. They lived in the interior of BC until 1945, Bengough from 1945 to 1947, Regina from 1947 to 1951, and then moved to Weyburn. Frank tried numerous jobs such as farming, working on the CPR, Palm Dairies in Regina and the hospital in Weyburn as janitor, and was the head of house cleaning and the last few years as purchasing agent. He was the father of 3 sons, Gordon, Brian and Marvyn, grandfather to Lynnette, Shannon, Andrea, Erin and Trevor, and great grandfather to Alexander, Samantha, Tessa, Tanner, Emily and Alex. Frank had a love for gardening, especially flowers, and was so good at it that it was said he could grow a garden in the middle of winter. He enjoyed cards, old time dancing, and many special times with his family and friends. Annie and Frank took a trip to Germany the summer of 1973 and celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary in July 1992 combined with a large family reunion. He was a regular church member of St. Vincent de Paul Church and volunteered with the Wheatland Senior Centre. He will be lovingly remembered by all he knew and loved. Prayers were said Tuesday, July 25 at 8:00 p.m. from Fletcher Funeral Chapel, Weyburn. The funeral mass was held Wednesday, July 26 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. Pallbearers were: Eddie Jacob, Joe Jacob, Joe Honig, Jake Zerie, Bob Young and David Frey.
FRIEDRICHSEN - Faye (nee Matters) October 4, 1943 - November 19, 2009. On Thursday November 19, 2009, Faye passed away at Foothills Country Hospice, Okotoks, AB at the age of 66 years. She was predeceased by her husband Peter Friedrichsen, parents Albert and Cora Matters, son Grant Friedrichsen, brother Lloyd Matters, sister Lorraine Neilson and husband Don, nieces, aunts, uncles & grandparents. Faye will be lovingly remembered by her daughter Cindy (Larry) Pickett grand-children Meghan and Jordan, son Garry (Nancy) grandchildren Peter and Jack, grandchildren Natasha and Dirk Friedrichsen, sisters Laura (Allen) Larsen, LouVonne (Orville) Skjerdal, twin Fern (Morris) Hillstead, in-laws in Germany, and many aunts, uncles, nieces and nephews. Faye grew up in the Lake Alma area, raised her family in Weyburn moved to Ponoka and then to Okotoks, AB. She met her husband Peter in Weyburn, and married in 1960 at a double wedding with Faye's twin sister Fern & Morris Hillstead, with whom they shared many good times together. Faye was employed the majority of her career as a Physical Therapy Aide which she enjoyed immensely as it enabled her to meet many people, stay busy and care for people in need. Faye worked as an aide in the Weyburn Nursing Home and then spent the majority of her career in the Weyburn Union Hospital helping many people providing Physiotherapy care. She continued her physiotherapy career at the Ponoka Centennial Centre Hospital from where she retired in 2008. Beyond work, her favorite leisure activities included gardening, visiting with friends and acquaintances, cottaging, camping, and traveling to some of her favorite destinations such as Mexico. Faye truly loved being near and involved with her family, often planning gatherings and preparing all our favorite foods. She was very concerned for the well-being of others around her, making sure she stopped to offer support to any person who looked in need and provide a few encouraging words or hands of help. She kept busy and felt she contributed by offering her helping hands for any project requiring organizing, home remodeling or cleaning. We will never forget her big heart and helpful soft nature. We will miss her very much. A memorial service will be held for Faye on Thursday, Nov 26 at 1 pm at the Okotoks Evangelical Free Church.
FRIEDRICHSEN - Grant Stewart, beloved husband of Mrs. Liz Friedrichsen of Taber, passed away near Brooks on Monday, December 20, 1999 at the age of 38 years. Grant was born on February 8, 1961, the son of Peter and Faye Friedrichsen. He grew up in Weyburn, where he graduated from the Weyburn Comprehensive High School. Grant later moved to BC where he met Elizabeth Enquist. They were married in 1986 in Hedley, BC. They lived in various communities, including Abbotsford, BC, where he attended Columbia Bible College. They then moved to Lethbridge so he could enroll in the Environmental Science Program at L.C.C. For the past five years, while living in Taber, Grant worked out of his home as a consultant for Newpark Environmental Services of Calgary. He enjoyed spending time with his family, camping, hunting and fishing. His family was of the most importance to him as was his friendship to all people he met. Grant lived life every day to the fullest and always had a positive attitude towards it. He and his family were active members of the Evangelical Free Church. He will be sadly missed and forever remembered in the hearts of his wife Liz, daughter Natasha and son Dirk; parents Peter and Faye Friedrichsen of Ponoka; sister Cindy (Larry) Pickett and their children Meghan and Jordan of Okotoks; brother Garry (Nancy) Friedrichsen and sons Peter and Jack of Edmonton; father and mother-in-law Vincent and Joan Enquist of Enderby, BC; brothers-in-law Cliff (Fara) Enquist and children of Grand Forks, BC and Evan (Tammy) Enquist and children of Abbotsford and also by numerous other relatives and friends. Relatives and friends were invited to meet with the family at the Southland Funeral Chapel, Taber, on Wednesday, December 22 at 8:30 p.m. The funeral service was held at the First Christian Reformed Church, Taber, on Thursday, December 23 at 10:00 a.m., with Pastor Ron Gartly officiating. Cremation followed the funeral service.
FRIEDRICHSEN - Peter (May 8, 1936 - April 26, 2008). On Saturday April 26, 2008, Peter passed away at Foothills Country Hospice, Okotoks, AB at the age of 71 years. He was predeceased by his parents Harke and Sophia Friedrichsen, son Grant Friedrichsen and many aunts and uncles in Germany. Peter will be lovingly remembered by his wife Faye (nee Matters) of 47 years of marriage, daughter-in-law Liz and grandchildren Natasha and Dirk, his daughter Cindy (Larry) Pickett grandchildren Meghan and Jordan, and his son Garry (Nancy), grandchildren Peter and Jack, his sister Karen (friend Peter), nephews Clause and Ralfe, sister Luise (Jurgen) nieces Gabi, Birgit and families, brother Johann (Siggy), and his many brothers and sisters-in-law and relatives in Canada. Peter was a journeyman cabinet maker who immigrated to Canada from Germany in 1957. Using his trade he worked his way across Canada. He met his wife Faye in Weyburn and were married in 1960 at a double wedding with Faye's twin sister Fern and Morris Hillstead with whom they shared many good times together. The majority of Peter's career was spent building many homes, businesses, hospitals, schools and churches in and around Weyburn. For the past 15 years he continued doing finishing carpentry in Calgary and finally in Ponoka, AB. He loved his trade and took great pride in building fine homes and quality furniture. He will be much remembered for sharing his expert advice and giving hands to help build homes and projects for people he cared for. Peter enjoyed his leisure activities of cottaging, camping and also traveling to some favorite destinations such as Germany, Mexico and Hawaii. In his spare time, he enjoyed staying abreast of news and world events, plus spectating many sporting activities. He even became a true Canadian and was a big fan of Hockey Night in Canada. Everyone loved Peter's sense of humor. He lived for laughing; often telling or taking in fun stories and jokes. Peter was fun-loving with his family, including his six grandchildren with whom he often shared his stories and humor. We will never forget his big smile and loud laughter that filled a room with happiness. We will miss him very much. A memorial service for Peter will be officiated by family friend Reverend Shane Sinclair at the Okotoks Snodgrass Funeral Home on Friday, May 9 at 2:00 p.m.
FRIEDRICK - Alvina Olive (nee Munday). On Saturday, October 6, 2001, Alvina Olive Friedrick, late of Weyburn, passed away at Souris Valley Extended Care Centre at the age of 69 years. Predeceased by her parents, Edward and Marjorie Munday; brother Cyril, and a daughter, Joy Denise. Alvina will be lovingly remembered by her husband of 48 years, Henry of Weyburn, their children: Ken (Colleen) Friedrick of Moose Jaw, Colleen (Lorin) Marcotte of Torquay, Bruce (Bernice) Friedrick of Torquay and Anita (Daniel) Stade of Estevan; grandchildren: Jobina (Mike) Prestie, Moose Jaw, Shena (Rock) Brassard, Delisle, Shane Friedrick, Kindersley, Cody Friedrick, Moose Jaw, Allison (Scott) Fleming, Arkansas, Lindsay and Russell Marcotte, Saskatoon, Jessica Friedrick, Regina, Daniel, Steven, Katherine and Travis Friedrick, Torquay, Natisse, Meagan, Charles and Mathew Stade, Estevan; great grandchildren: Keenan, Kylan, Kiri and Kelsey Prestie, and Tyler Fleming; one brother, Ted (Lois) Munday of Calgary, AB; sister-in-law, Doreen Bunse of Red Deer, AB; and many nieces and nephews. Alvina was born May 6, 1932 at Oungre. She was raised in Oungre and had a very happy childhood. She had two older brothers, Ted and Cyril who either doted on her or teased her unmercifully. Her father was an avid baseball fan and he passed this on to Alvina who loved to watch ball especially the World Series. The friends she made in her youth are still good friends today. She taught at the Lac Qui Parle school for a year. During this time she met her future husband, Henry Friedrick. Alvina and Henry were married on August 14, 1953. They farmed together northwest of Torquay until the fall of 1982. They moved to Midale for the winters in 1978 and then moved to a house in Weyburn in 1986 where they retired. Her favorite pastime was quilting. She made dozens of quilts all hand done, many of which won awards. She also enjoyed playing cards, going to rodeos, sewing, painting, curling, gardening and watching whatever activities her grandchildren were participating in. She was a member of the Diabetic Association, a member of the UCW, member of the cribbage club, and also enjoyed her association with the Lac Qui Parle LCW for over 40 years. She also had canvassed for the Cancer Society. Alvina was always a very active member of the United Church both in Oungre and Weyburn. She had had a very deep faith and strove to be a good Christian. Alvina's family came first and foremost. She was always very good about helping out anyone who needed it, family or not. Alvina has been described as a "ball of fire" and "small but mighty" and has touched the lives of many. She will be greatly missed but always remembered with a smile. Funeral service was held Tuesday, October 9, 2001 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 those in attendance were considered to be honorary pallbearers. The active pallbearers were: Daniel Friedrick, Steven Friedrick, Russell Marcotte, Shane Friedrick, Cody Friedrick and Mike Prestie.
FUCHS - Ruth Sophia (nee Mallinger). On Thursday, March 6, 2003, Ruth Sophia Fuchs, late of Weyburn, passed away at Souris Valley Extended Care Centre at the age of 91 years. Predeceased by her parents, Jacob and Annie Mallinger; her husband, Nick Fuchs; three brothers: Luke, Severn and George; six sisters: Blanche, Vernice, Beatrice, Cecelia, Marcella and Lillian. Ruth is survived by several nieces and nephews and friends. Ruth was born March 2, 1913 on the family farm near Midale. She married Nick Fuchs in April of 1942. They farmed in the Torquay district for 29 years. In the spring of 1957 they moved to Weyburn. Ruth enjoyed sewing and knitting as well as reading. She was a member of the Catholic Women's League for 50 years. She will be sadly missed by all she loved. Prayers were said Sunday, March 9 at 7:00 p.m. from Fletcher Funeral Chapel, Weyburn, with Mary Ann Seitz presiding. The funeral mass was held Monday, March 10 at 2:00 p.m. from St. Vincent de Paul Roman Catholic Church, Weyburn, with Father Albert Schmitz Celebrant. Interment followed in Green Acres Memorial Gardens, Weyburn. Members of the CWL attended. The pallbearers were: Leonard Thompson, Dwight Thompson, Shawn Stepp, Curtis Stepp, Trevor Stepp, and Todd Stepp.
FULAWKA - Annie (nee Trach). On November 28, 2000, Annie Fulawka passed away at the Weyburn Special Care Home at the age of 86 years. Predeceased by her parents, Nichola and Teresa Trach; her husband Joseph; her five brothers: Joe, Mike, Louie, John and Allen; three sisters: Mary Hrynchyshyn, Stella Monich and Vicky Boyd. Annie is survived by her children: Shirley (Leo) Pyret of Weyburn; Ray (Rose) Fulawka of Regina; and Iris (Bill) Fulawka of Calgary, AB; eight grandchildren and six great grandchildren; as well as many nieces and nephews. Annie was born February 16, 1914 at Mikado, SK. She was a member of St. Thomas church and the Ladies Altar Society in Mikado. Annie was a loving and caring person who enjoyed gardening in her many flower gardens and especially enjoyed the visits made by her grandchildren and great grandchildren. Prayers were said Thursday, November 30 at 7:00 p.m. from Fletcher Funeral Chapel, Weyburn, with Father Francis Hengen presiding. The funeral mass was held Friday, December 1 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 Julian Istace, Glen Istace, Dave Pyret, Sheldon Shawaducki, Al Trach and Chris Fulawka.
FULAWKA - Joseph Walter. On Thursday, January 14, 1999, Joseph Walter Fulawka, late of Weyburn, passed away at Weyburn Special Care Home, at the age of 87 years. Predeceased by his parents, Michael and Nellie Fulawka; two brothers: Frank and Stanley Fulawka; two sisters: Mary Yurkowski and Jean Lazar; two brothers-in-law: John Yurkowski and Andrew Lazar. Joseph is survived by his wife Annie Fulawka of Weyburn; his children: Shirley (Leo) Pyret of Weyburn; Ray (Rose) Fulawka of Regina; and Iris (Bill) Fulawka of Calgary; eight grandchildren and five great grandchildren. Funeral service was held Monday, January 18 at 10:00 a.m. from Fletcher Funeral Chapel, Weyburn, with Father Francis Hengen officiating. Interment followed in Hillcrest Cemetery, Weyburn. All those in attendance were considered to be honorary pallbearers. Members of his family were active pallbearers.
FULP - Marjory Hope (nee Finney). On Thursday, December 17, 2009, Marjory Hope Fulp of Weyburn passed away at the Regina Pasqua Hospital at the age of 92 years. Marjory was born February 7, 1917 at Kingston, Ontario to Wilfred and Ida May Finney. She is predeceased by her parents and three brothers and two sisters. Marjory will be lovingly remembered by her son, Ralph (Susan) Edwin Fulp Jr. and their two children, Colleen and Brian; her daughter, Barbara (Garnet) Hart and her three children, son David (Dara Seltenrich) Currie and their son, Ethan, daughter, Gina Currie and her daughter, Makenna Hope, son, Dorian (Teassa Chicoine) Currie; as well as numerous nieces and nephews. A private family service will be held at a later date.
FUCHS - Nicholaus. On Friday, February 19, 1999 Nicholaus Fuchs passed away at the age of 90 years. Predeceased by his parents, Josip and Veronika Fuchs, and two brothers, Joe and John Fuchs. He leaves to mourn his wife of 56 years, Ruth of Weyburn; one sister, Ottillia Lemie of Germany; two nephews: Joe Fuchs of Wonder Lake, Illinois and Michael Fuchs of Germany; and two nieces, Christine Fuchs and Aplonea Fiederer, of Germany. Nick was born in Yugoslavia December 20, 1908. He came to Canada in 1927. In the fall of 1928, Nick went to the Torquay district as a farm hand and remained there for 29 years. In April 1942, he married Ruth Mallinger of Weyburn. Nick and Ruth moved to Weyburn in 1957. He worked at construction and plumbing until 1961, then at the Weyburn Union Hospital for five years and St. Dominic Savio school for nine years. Nick was an usher at St. Vincent de Paul Roman Catholic Church for many years and a member of the Knights of Columbus for 30 years. After a stroke in May of 1997, he became a resident at Souris Valley Extended Care Centre where he resided until his death. Prayers were said Sunday, February 21 at 3:00 p.m. from Fletcher Funeral Chapel, Weyburn. The funeral mass was held Monday, February 22 at 2:00 p.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: Jeff Stepp, Shawn Stepp, Curtis Stepp, Trevor Stepp, Leonard Thompson and Dwight Thompson. The Knights of Columbus served as an honor guard.