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- Anna Marie (nee Ruschiensky). On Sunday, March 13, 2005, Anna Marie Gaab, of Weyburn, passed away at the Regina Pasqua Hospital at the age of 87 years. Predeceased by her parents, Leopold and Margaret Ruschiensky; brothers: Joseph, Jacob, Alouis, Franziskus, Peter, Raphael and Emil; sisters: Charlotte, Katharaina, Rosina, Eva, Regina, Rosa and Angela. Anna will be lovingly remembered by her husband of 61 years, Peter Gaab, and their three children: Dolores (Jerry) Herring of Weyburn; Delmar (Lynda) Gaab of Calgary, AB; and Dale (Ada) Gaab of Regina; grandchildren: Troy (Cheryl) Herring, Denny (Jackie Crocker) Herring, Glenn (Stephanie Maurer) Herring and Rob Herring; Dwight (Sue) Gaab, Monica (Robin) Eldred, and Dawn Gaab; six great grandchildren: Kerrilee, Jordan, Alex, Dylan, Hayden and Emma. Anna was the youngest daughter of 15 children, born to Parents who immigrated from Romania. She was born September 13, 1917 at Bergfield, Sask. and took her schooling to grade 8 at Diamond and Coulee Schools, while living in Minton on the family farm. She spoke both German and English. Anna worked as a housekeeper for the John Porter family in Weyburn from 1937 to 1944. On June 5, 1944 she married Peter Gaab at Minton. They farmed in the Riverview District until 1946 when they moved to the Prospect District, retiring to Weyburn in 1971. Anna was very involved in her church with the Catholic Women's League, St. Mary's Altar Society, and as a parish volunteer. She had a deep love of God and was very devoted to her Catholic faith. Peter and Anna enjoyed traveling and took a trip to Europe with their cousins in 1982, a bus tour to Alaska and two bus tours to California. She was especially pleased to treat her family to a Las Vegas trip together. Anna loved dancing, especially the monthly dances at the Old Timers Club in Weyburn. She also loved 5 pin bowling each week with her friends. She enjoyed gardening, especially her flowers, playing cards, cooking, canning and entertaining. She always enjoyed the coffee get-togethers with the ladies groups she belonged to. Peter and Anna celebrated their 60th Wedding Anniversary in June, 2004. Anna loved her family very much and every visit of her grandchildren was as special as the last one, especially if all of the grandkids visited at one time. All of her family will cherish her memory. Prayers were said Thursday, March 17, at 6:00 p.m. from St. Vincent de Paul Roman Catholic Church, Weyburn. The funeral mass was held Friday, March 18 at 1:30 p.m. from St. Vincent de Paul Roman Catholic Church with Father Gerry Bauche Celebrant. Interment followed in Green Acres Memorial Gardens, Weyburn. The pallbearers were her grandchildren: Troy, Rob, Denny and Glenn Herring, Dwight and Dawn Gaab, Robin and Monica Eldred.
- George Martin Gaab of Brandon, MB passed away peacefully at his residence, Fairview Home, on Wednesday, June 15, 2005 at the age of 83 years. George lived in Brandon and was a resident of the Fairview Nursing Home since 1996. He was born in Weyburn, on June 13, 1922, son of Anton & Mageline (Stroh) Gaab. He attended West Weyburn School and South Weyburn School. George worked on the farm until 1942, then went into the army. He served with the artillery and drove truck. He was overseas until 1946. Before going overseas, he met and married Amelia Meyers. After returning from overseas, they had two sons, George and William. Amelia predeceased George in 1976 (same year George went on disability). He remarried Mary Yaworski in September 1979, and she has one daughter, Darlene. George worked at the old gas plant in Brandon, CPR in Brandon for 17 years, and also the Brandon School Board where he was custodian at Vincent Massey High School for 17 years. He was a member of St. Augustine's Church, St. Vincent de Paul Society and volunteered with Lorno Bingo. His hobbies were yelling "BINGO", Nevada tickets, travelling, playing cards and he enjoyed visiting. George is survived by wife Mary of Brandon, son George (Cindy) of Pecos, Texas, son William (Heather) of Calgary, Alberta, stepdaughter Darlene (Wolfgang) Ketzler of New York, granddaughter Carrie McMurray, grandson Kyle Ketzler and great granddaughter Kara McMurray. Sisters, Rose Schmidt, Sue Klatt, Betty Kot, Barbara Kot, Eva Ford and brothers, Peter Gaab and Joe Gaab. He was predeceased by his father and mother and his brothers Rudolf Gaab and Tom Gaab. Prayers were held at the Brockie Donovan Chapel on Thursday, June 16, at 7:00 p.m. Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated at St. Augustine's Roman Catholic Church, Brandon, MB on Friday, June 17, at 10:00 a.m. with Fr. Leo Fernandes as Celebrant. Cremation followed.
- Peter. On Thursday, September 20, 2012, Peter Gaab of Weyburn peacefully passed away at the Weyburn General Hospital at the age of 97 years. He was predeceased by his parents, Anton and Emelia Gaab; step-mother, Magdalena; first wife, Anna; three brothers, George, Rudy and Tom; two sisters, Rose Schmidt and Betty Kot as well as two infant sisters. Peter will be lovingly remembered by his second wife, Rose Hoffart and her family; Peter’s children: Dolores (Jerry) Herring of Weyburn, Delmar (Lynda) Gaab of Okotoks, AB and Dale (Ada) Gaab of Regina; his grandchildren: Troy (Cheryl), Denny, Glenn (Stephanie) and Rob Herring (Lee Kaperi), Dwight (Sue) Gaab, Monica (Robin) Eldred, Dawn (John) Weightman; seven great grandchildren: Kerrilee, Jordan, Alex, Emma, Jessica, Liam and Audrey: sisters, Sue Klatt, Barbara Kot and Eva Ford and brother, Joe (Dorothy) as well as many nieces, nephews and friends. Peter was the eldest son and second oldest child of a family of 12. He was born April 12, 1915 at the family farm west of Weyburn (SW 21-8-15 W2) and took his schooling at West Weyburn. In 1934 the family moved to the South Weyburn area, and Peter farmed with his father. On June 5, 1944 he married Anna Marie Ruschiensky of Minton. They lived and farmed at the current Sterling place for two years then moved to the Prospect area (35-7-15 W2) in the spring of 1946 where they lived, farmed and raised their family until the fall of 1975. In October 1971 they moved to Weyburn. In December of 1973 Peter started work at the Sask Liquor Board Store in Weyburn, working both at the old store on Railway Avenue and then the new store in the Mall until his retirement. In 1998 he moved to Bison Manor. In March 2005 his wife Anna passed away. He later developed a special friendship with Rose Hoffart and they were married on October 6, 2007. They lived at Bison Manor until June 2011 when deteriorating health had them move to Parkway Lodge. Peter had an outgoing personality. He was a friend to all who had the pleasure of knowing him and enjoying his company, be it his immediate family, his extended family, Rose’s family, many young families of St. Vincent de Paul Parish over many years, his buddies on coffee row, his co-workers or his neighbours. He was an active member of his church and an honorary member of the Knights of Columbus. He will be fondly remembered and cherished for his friendly smile, contagious laugh and his many stories and witty remarks. A Prayer Service was held on Sunday, September 23 at 7:30 PM. Mass of christian burial, and a celebration of Peter’s life was held Monday, September 24 at 10:30 AM, both services from St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church, Weyburn, with Father Gerry Bauche celebrating. Interment followed at Green Acres Memorial Gardens, Weyburn
- Thomas. On Thursday, June 22, 2000, Thomas Gaab, late of Weyburn, passed away at the Weyburn General Hospital at the age of 68 years. Predeceased by his parents, Anton and Magdalena Gaab; half sister Amelia Perez; four brothers-in-law and two sisters-in-law. Thomas is survived by his brothers and sisters: Rose Schmidt of Weyburn; Peter (Anna) Gaab of Weyburn; Sue Klatt of Weyburn; George (Mary) Gaab of Brandon, MB; Barbara (John) Kot of Weyburn; Rudolph Gaab of Claresholm, AB; Eva Ford of Claresholm, AB; Betty Kot of Weyburn and Joe (Dorothy) Gaab of Weyburn; numerous nieces and nephews as well as his widow, Elisabeth. Thomas was born June 12, 1932 on the farm near Weyburn. He received his education at South Weyburn School to Grade 10. He was actively involved in South Weyburn Community Centre, the Weyburn Agriculture Society and was an avid supporter of the Red Wings. Thomas enjoyed wood working and antique tractors. He had a toy tractor collection and also a collection of belt buckles. He enjoyed traveling, having traveled extensively and made a couple of trips overseas. Thomas farmed all his life. He moved from the farm in 1983 to the city of Weyburn, and was residing at Hilltop Manor at the time of his passing. On September 8, 1998 he married Elisabeth in Weyburn. He was a member of St. Vincent de Paul Parish and acted as a minister of hospitality for years and was a 3rd Degree member of the Knights of Columbus. Prayers were said Tuesday, June 27 at 7:30 p.m. from St. Vincent de Paul Roman Catholic Church, Weyburn. The funeral mass was held Wednesday, June 28 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: Jeff Gaab, Warren Gaab, Walter Kot, Hank Klatt, Joseph Schmuck, Delmar Gaab, Herb Conrad and Bill Gaab. The 3rd Degree Knights of Columbus were honorary pallbearers.
- Mary (nee Plonka) born November 7, 1915, died October 31, 2001, at Regina General Hospital. She was a resident of the Weyburn Special Care Home. Mary Gall was predeceased by her loving husband, Andrew Gall in 1993, parents Katie and Albert Plonka; one son, Julian Gall; one brother, Joe Plonka. She leaves to mourn one son John (Penny) Gall, Weyburn; one daughter-in-law, Sophie Gall, Weyburn; five grandchildren Todd, D.J., Judy, Bradley, Tracy; two brothers Carl (Edith) Plonka and Casper (Josephine) Plonka, Weyburn; one sister Anne (Peter) Paslawski, Weyburn; one sister-in-law Katie Plonka, Lethbridge, AB; as well as numerous nieces and nephews. She married Andrew Gall in 1938 and was a devoted wife and mother. Mary enjoyed her grandchildren and great grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews. She lived on the farm for years, raised two sons and worked hard, retiring in Weyburn in the fall of 1973. Mary was always willing and ready to lend a helping hand to family, friends and neighbours. Mary will be forever remembered for her great kindness and generosity. Mary enjoyed curling, fishing, and hunting when she was younger. Later she enjoyed bingo and playing cards. She attended many cribbage and whist tournaments. After moving into the nursing home, Mary still enjoyed her activities and the care they gave her. The funeral service was held Saturday, November 3 at 11:00 a.m. with Father Francis Hengen officiating. Interment followed at Hillcrest Cemetery.
- Dennis Peter Gallinger was born July 8, 1931 at the home of his parents, Mary and Earl Gallinger near Grassdale, and passed away August 10, 2004 in Weyburn. Dennis went to school at Meadowbrook, and on to high school in Weyburn. As a young man Dennis left home to work on the rigs during which time he met his wife Shirley Connally in Bassano, AB. They were married in October, 1954. The couple returned to Weyburn where Dennis worked and trained at the Weyburn Hospital. Eventually the couple moved to the family farm where they worked along with his parents until moving into Weyburn in 1968. Dennis enjoyed his work and many friends as janitor at the Weyburn Junior High School and in sales. Dennis moved to "The Ranch" in 1987 - he loved the country life and his many hobbies which included old coin collecting, lapidary work, aircraft history, ice fishing, his horses, gardening and was an avid reader. Dennis was a member of the Legion since 1983 and enjoyed meeting his friends on Saturdays and volunteering for events at the Weyburn Fair and Oil Shows. Dennis has left to mourn, his wife, Shirley, Dawson Creek, BC; Terry (Dawn) of Regina; Maureen (Andrew) of Dawson Creek, BC; along with grandchildren Gretel, Meryl, Candis, Randi and Kayla. Dennis is predeceased by his brother Ivan in 1931; his parents Earl in 1970, Mary 1975, son Gary in 1994 and sister Shirley (Earlandson/Falkner) of BC in 1996. We will miss his great sense of humor, his many stories and his saying "Hang Tough"! No service was held at Dennis's request. The family of the late Dennis Gallinger would like to express their sincere appreciation and gratitude for the many kindnesses shown to them at this time. A special thank you to Dean Chuckry, Mike and Sherilynn Wisegerber and family for their friendship and support.
- Minnie (nee Holmes) Gallinger, was born at Woodnorth, Manitoba on Thursday, December 24, 1908 to Ted and Annie Holmes. Minnie would milk the cows and wash the cream separator before walking two and a half miles to school, completing her Grade 8. She worked with her Dad on the farm and she also worked as a hired girl for the Gallinger family where she met her husband. On Tuesday, December 20, 1927 Minnie married Clifford Gallinger at Dahinda in the farm home. They had eight children: Don, Marvin, Armond, Elaine, Elda, Helen, Jean and Edith. Over the years they lived on a farm at Yeomans for five years, then the Keen farm for 15 years. They moved to Halbrite in 1945 and lived there until 1965, then moved to Edward Street in Weyburn until 1980. Minnie also worked for the Moffits in Weyburn. Clifford and Minnie then built their new home on Eaglesham Ave. and they lived there until Minnie moved to Bison Manor in April of 1997. She spent the last four years in the Weyburn Special Care Home. Minnie enjoyed the family get togethers, family reunions, showers and weddings and their trips to BC, Alberta and Ontario. Minnie planted a big garden, as well as flowers. She liked camping, cooking, milking cows, hooking rugs, crocheting, she also liked fishing, having company, going to visit and baby sitting grandchildren. Minnie was involved in the Anglican Church and then in the later years the United Church. Minnie had a good sense of humor. She liked to play tricks on people and laughed hard at a good joke. She liked to dance and sing to old time music. Minnie was very generous, always helping people who were in need. Minnie passed away on Wednesday, June 16, 2004 in Weyburn at the age of 95 years. She was predeceased by her parents, Ted and Annie Holmes; her husband, Clifford; sisters: Lily Fell, Winnifred Robinson and Evelyn Preston; brothers: Frank Holmes, Albert Holmes and one brother in infancy; great granddaughter, Britany McKim; sons-in-law: Andy Bisson and Larry Phillips. She is survived by her children: Don (Georgina) of Weyburn, Marvin (Viola) of Carlyle, Armond (Betty) of Morse, Elaine Phillips of Weyburn, Elda (Richard) Kater of Weyburn, Helen (Norman) Eggum of Weyburn, Jean Gallinger of Regina and Edith (Lorne) Ferguson of Esterhazy; 33 grandchildren, 58 great grandchildren and eight great, great grandchildren. Funeral service was held on Monday, June 21 at 2:00 p.m. from Grace United Church with Rev. Hazel Arbon officiating. All in attendance were considered honorary pallbearers. Active pallbearers were her grandsons: Gordon Gallinger, Ross Gallinger, Lawrence Bisson, Barry McKim, Brad Eggum, Trevor Dykstra, Randy Bunse and Cliff Gallinger. Interment followed at Green Acres Memorial Gardens, Weyburn.
- Richard James 'Dick', late of Saskatoon, and formerly of Weyburn, passed away at his residence on June 21, 2001 at the age of 79 years. Dick is predeceased by his mother Dency, father Chester, brothers: Bob (killed in action in World War II) and Herb of Calgary, AB. He leaves to mourn: son David (Gwen) Garner; daughter Dana (Doug) Fitzpatrick; son Doug (Judy) Garner; six grandchildren: Carla and Stacey Garner, Deni and Colin Fitzpatrick, Greg and Dawn Garner; brothers: John (Jean) Garner, Bill Garner; sister-in-law Iris Garner; nieces and nephews: Scott, Nancy, Bill and families. Dick was born in Weyburn on August 16, 1921 and attended school at Haig and Weyburn Collegiate. In his youth, he was active in sports. He played junior hockey and enjoyed curling. He was a member of St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church, Knights of Columbus and the Weyburn Canadian Legion. In 1941, he joined the Canadian army and was stationed at several bases in Canada. After his discharge, he worked at Weyburn Motors, Imperial Coal and Modern News, until his retirement to Saskatoon. He will be sadly missed by his family. A celebration of Dick's life was held June 24 at the Saskatoon Funeral Home. An interment of his ashes will take place in Weyburn at a later date.
- Lee Guy. On Thursday, December 6, 2007, Lee Guy Garinger passed away at the Regina General Hospital at the age of 37 years. Lee was predeceased by his mother, Ruth Garinger and by his grandparents. Lee will be lovingly remembered by his father, Danny Garinger (and friend, Gerry Logan) of Edmonton, AB, and his sister, Lori Garinger of Weyburn; as well as numerous aunts, uncles, relatives and friends. Lee Guy Garinger was born September 25, 1970 at Regina. He was raised in Weyburn by his loving parents, Danny and Ruth, and grew up with his younger sister, Lori. Lee started his elementary schooling at Elgin School, then attended Weyburn Junior High School and the Weyburn Comprehensive School. He won several school awards for basketball and ping pong. Lee then obtained his mechanical certificate through correspondence. He worked for various automobile dealerships and oilfield service companies, and was employed at Weatherford at the time of his passing. Lee was an avid outdoorsman and enjoyed fishing and snowmobiling, and loved golfing. He was an active member of the Weyburn Snowmobile Club. Hunting and going to the shooting range were also favorite hobbies and he really enjoyed his time spent at the cabin at White Bear. Lee was a loving son, brother and friend. He was always there for anyone no matter how long he had known them. He loved life and lived it to the fullest. Lee or "Uncle Lee" as he was known by many, will be missed by all who knew and loved him. A Memorial Service was held Monday, December 10, at 2:00 p.m. from Fletcher Funeral Chapel, Weyburn, with Rev. John Ferrier officiating, and Kevin Lackey gave the eulogy. Interment will be at a later date.
- Jean Ellen (nee Smith) Garland, late of Regina, passed away on July 10, 2000 in Weyburn General Hospital at the age of 49. She was predeceased by her father Lloyd Smith, sister Doreen Fuchs and a special aunt Jean Jahnke. Jean is survived by her loving husband John Garland of Regina, daughter Hollie (Dean) Wick of Weyburn, two sons: Jason (Dawn) Altwasser of Calgary and Chad Garland of Regina; three grandchildren: Richelle and Brayen Wick and Kar-Lee; her mother Helen Smith of Weyburn; two sisters: Joyce (Dennis) Onstead of Regina and Judy (Luke) Winder of Winfield, BC; as well as numerous aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces, nephews and friends. Jean was born in Weyburn on February 6, 1951 and received her education in Weyburn. She married John Garland on October 29, 1988. Jean enjoyed bowling and bingo, playing cards and spending time with family and friends. Funeral service was held Friday, July 14 at 2:00 p.m. from Zion Lutheran Church, 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: Arlie Altwasser, Ron Arndt, Jim Keating, Derek Fletcher, Dwaine Fiechter and Keith Beaudria.
- William "Bill" Garling, late of Weyburn passed away Tuesday, October 30, 2012 at the age of 87 years. William John Garling was born September 23, 1925 on the family farm, SE 24-08-20 W2 in the Pangman area. Bill was raised on the family farm and attended Kenneth School. He worked on several farms in the area until 1952 when he started working for Pittman Electric. He continued to work there until his retirement in 1988. Bill married Betty Tindall February 20, 1953 and they moved in to Weyburn. Together they had three children, Lorraine, Dale and Patricia, all born and raised in Weyburn. In 1972 Bill and Betty moved from Weyburn on to the farm. From there the herd of Limousin cattle grew. He would do chores in the morning, go to work, come home, and continue with chores and farm work. There was always something that needed to be done. Bill’s passion for agriculture allowed him to farm his own land up until 2009. Bill always enjoyed company and family gatherings, with a good game of cards to follow. When winter came, he and Betty would faithfully go to the rink for Red Wing Games. In the summer he looked forward to the fair, 4-H, chariot and chuckwagon races, and he enjoyed going out to the rodeos in the area. His greatest joy, however, was seen with the arrival of each grandchild and great grandchild. William is predeceased by his parents, Charlie and Henrietta Garling; sisters, Bessie (Max) Fellner, Tillie (Max) Kaip; brothers, David "Bud" Garling and Gene Garling; father and mother-in-law, Henry and Alice Tindall and brother-in-law, Phillip Tindall. William is survived by his wife, Elizabeth (Betty) Garling; children: Lorraine (Ron) Fellner, Dale (Cindy) Garling, Pat Garling (Lloyd Boyle) and step-son, Terry Stodler (Barb Wright); grandchildren: Memory Williamson (Colin Damman), Jeremy (Rhonda) Garling, Devin (Annie) Garling, Blake Garling (Teresa Sherman), Trevor Garling, Mike and Carla Fellner; great grandchildren: Kale and Shelby Williamson, Daniel, Jayce and Ryder Fellner, Madison, Brenna and Landon Garling, Ryder Garling and Katie and Hailey Hanks; sister, Elaine (Richard) Gutfriend; sister-in-law, Eileen Garling; brothers and sisters-in-law, Dorland (Dorothy) Tindall and Vera (Elmer) Ross; special friends, Dwight and Julie Jacobson; as well as numerous nieces and nephews. A private family graveside service and interment was held at Hillcrest Cemetery, Weyburn with Reverend John Ferrier officiating.
- Fredrick "Fred" Hartford Garner, born January 6, 1938 at Moose Jaw, passed away October 18, 2006 at Weyburn, Saskatchewan at the age of 68 years. He was predeceased by his parents, Hartford and Dorothy Garner; his brother, Charles Garner; his mother and father-in-law, James and Minerva Mahoney. Fred is survived by his wife, Lynne Garner, Weyburn; his two sons, Curtis (Christall) Garner, Regina, and Wayne Garner, Weyburn; his granddaughters, Jenna and Breann Hehn and their mother, Wanda Hehn all of Weyburn; one brother, Gerald (Sharon) Garner, Calgary, AB; sister-in-law, Marj Garner, Carstairs, AB along with one niece, numerous nephews and cousins. Fred married Lynne Mahoney on October 6, 1962 at St. Vincent de Paul Roman Catholic Church, Weyburn. He was employed by SaskTel as a switchman for 35 years, retiring in 1992. Fred enjoyed fishing, gardening and acting as chauffer for kids. He was also an active member of the Weyburn Royal Canadian Legion, the Weyburn Wildlife Association, SaskTel pioneers and the Weyburn Nature Society. The funeral service for Fred Garner was held on Monday, October 23, at 2:00 p.m. at Grace United Church, Weyburn, with Rev. Hazel Arbon Officiating. All Weyburn Wildlife Federation members and SaskTel co-workers in attendance were considered honorary pallbearers. Active pallbearers were, Jesse Balkwill, Conner Rodine, Julian Goski, Gerry Murray, Garth White and Jim Achen, members of the Royal Canadian Legion, Weyburn Branch #47. Interment was at Hillcrest Cemetery, Weyburn.
- Ida Mildred Marie (nee Zastrow) passed away May 3, 2001 at Weyburn Special Care Home at the age of 91 years. Ida was born August 2, 1909, near Trossachs, on her parents' farm. She received her education at Trossachs and enjoyed playing basketball on the girls' high school team. Ida married Sylvester Garritty in 1929 and farmed at Trossachs. She enjoyed gardening, cooking, crocheting, sewing, needlework, and keeping a loving and welcoming home as well as participating in community events. In the mid 1930's she started to curl and played on both ladies and mixed teams, enjoying many local bonspiels. They retired to Weyburn in 1974 and during their retirement travelled to several World Silver Broom events. Ida was predeceased by her parents, Annie and Robert Zastrow; her husband, Sylvester in 1981; one daughter, Caroll Worobey and son-in-law, Victor Worobey; two brothers: Lester and Robie Zastrow; sister-in-law, Alma Zastrow; one sister, Doris Holloway; two brothers-in-law: Bud Holloway and Sigurd Backlin. Ida is survived by her daughter, Belva (Homer) Fredrickson of Regina; grandsons: Greg (Bunty) Fredrickson of Regina; Garth Fredrickson of Regina; and Mark Worobey of Nepean, ON; granddaughter, Marcia (Bob) Lynch and great grandchildren: Kyle and Jessica of Nepean, ON; one sister, Mabel Backlin of Weyburn; also several nieces and nephews. Funeral service was held Monday, May 7 at 2:00 p.m. from Zion Lutheran Church, Weyburn, with Pastor Ron Bestvater officiating. Interment followed in Green Acres Memorial Gardens, Weyburn. Pallbearers were grandsons Greg Fredrickson and Garth Fredrickson, niece Melanie Zastrow, great nephews Craig McCrystal, Terry and Tim Zastrow. Flowers most gratefully declined. Memorials if so desired may be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation, Zion Lutheran Church, or to a charity of the donor's choice. Special thanks to Dr. Fong and the nurses and staff of Weyburn Special Care Home for their tender care and attention during mother's residency of 5-1/2 years, and especially during her last days.
- Anna Hedvig (nee Henning) Gartz July 9, 1913 - May 21, 2006 quietly moved on to her new life. She was predeceased by her beloved husband, Louis; parents, Charles and Ingrid Henning; siblings, Alma Olson, Hilda Tranberg, Adolf Henning, Doris Jackson; and son-in-law, Ronald Jacobson. Mother, Grandma and Greatest Grandma - Anna will be lovingly remembered by her daughter, Doris Jacobson, Weyburn, son, Wilfrid (Geraldine), Weyburn; siblings, Esther Brodie, Weyburn and Charlie Henning, Radville, as well as Grandchildren: Luanne (Perry), Linda (Michael), Rhonda (Brad) Carolyn (Ric) Conrad, Ramona (Paul) and Jeffrey; Greatgrandchildren - Asia, Dakota, Logan, Aimee, Sidri, Savanna, Jacob, Eli and Malcolm. Anna was born July 9, 1913 and grew up near Cedoux on the family farm. She loved farm life and nature. Anna married Louis Gartz and they lived briefly in Goodwater and Weyburn before moving to their own farm nine miles north of Weyburn where they raised their family. After Louis passed away in 1956, Anna moved to Weyburn where she worked at a nursing home until her retirement. Anna was active in many organizations which included North Weyburn Homemakers, Rebekah's Lodge, Weyburn Hospital Auxiliary, Wheatland Center, Senior's Choir and Grace United Church. As well, she loved to sew, knit, crochet, and visit with friends and family. Anna lived a full life. She was our mother and will be missed. On Thursday, May 25 at 2:00 p.m. the Funeral Service for Anna Hedvig Gartz was held at Grace United Church, Weyburn with Rev. Gary W. Goran Officiating. The Active Pallbearers were Jeffrey Gartz, Perry Nelson, Dakota Nelson, Ron Olson, Quentin Tranberg, and Andy Henning. Interment was at Green Acres Memorial Gardens Cemetery, Weyburn.
- Donald Lawrence. On Thursday, May 10, 2007, Donald Lawrence Garven, of Weyburn, passed away at Tatagwa View Long Term Care Facility at the age of 78 years. Predeceased by his parents, Dora and Hugh Garven; his wife, Delores Garven; mother and father-in-law, Alpha and Wallace McGowan. Don will be lovingly remembered by his family; three children: Hugh (Terri) Garven of Zehner, and their daughter, Samantha; Mary Jane Pineo of Weyburn, and her children, Christine and Robert; and Paul (Deanne) Garven of Weyburn, and their children, Kathryn, James and Lauren; sister, Dorothy (Ken) Ball of West Bank, BC; brothers and sisters-in-law, Stan (Lorna) McGowan of Kelowna, BC, Beverly (Roger) Campbell of Christina Lake, BC, Bill (Carol) McGowan of Christina Lake, BC; as well as numerous nieces, nephews, relatives and friends. Don was born November 28, 1928 at Moose Jaw. The family moved to Weyburn where they lived in the Holder Block until about 1941, with the passing of his father the family moved to the Larve Block. He grew up and attended school in Weyburn. His first job was with Weyburn Hardward in 1942, then worked for P.C. McLeod at Maxim where they had a General and Grocery store and John Deere implements. He then returned to Weyburn Hardware, then worked as a parts man at Dreis Brothers Motors until 1954 when he went to Barber Motors as a parts man. After working at Barber Motors, he worked at Irwin Auto, buying the business in the early 1970's and changed the name to Garven's Auto. He sold the business in 1987. On July 4, 1956, Don married Delores McGowan in Weyburn. He was devoted to his wife and family, doing whatever was asked of him. He was a great chauffer for his mother and mother-in-law, driving them to wherever they needed to go. He coached hockey and worked on the figure skating committee when his children were younger. Don was a member of the Legion Band, playing the side-drum. He was a member of the Masonic Lodge since 1955 and of the Young Fellows Club from 1947 to 1967. Don enjoyed hunting with friends and family and teaching his sons to hunt. He also enjoyed camping with family over the years. He was a coin collector and read lots of War related books. He was an active member of Knox Presbyterian Church and a very active member with the Royal Canadian Legion. After the passing of Delores, Don spent a significant amount of time volunteering at the Legion until failing health limited his activities. Many thanks go to the staff at Tatagwa View House 3 for the special care, treats, endless cups of coffee and kind words they gave Don. He will be deeply missed by all he knew and loved. Funeral service was held Monday, May 14, at 2:00 p.m. from Knox Presbyterian Church, Weyburn, with Rev. John Ferrier officiating. Interment followed in Hillcrest Cemetery, Weyburn. Pallbearers were James Garven, Robert Pineo, Ray Pineo, Bill McGowan and Ernie Locke and Nick Oddy.
- Donald. On Friday, June 15, 2001 Donald Gatenby, late of Port Alberni, BC, passed away peacefully in the West Coast General Hospital, at the age of 82 years. Survived by his loving family, wife of 53 years, Patricia, sons Michael and wife Liisa of Williams Lake, BC, David and wife Mary of Nanaimo, BC; daughters, Louise Ashton of Victoria, BC, Colleen Gatenby of Quesnel, BC and Susan Forbes and husband Keith of Victoria, BC; his sister, Dorothy Dalgleish of Weyburn, and a brother Bob Gatenby (Ethel) of Kelowna, BC and five grandchildren. Don was born in Weyburn and has lived in the Valley since 1946. He worked as a logger with MacMillan Bloedel for 37 years. He served with the South Saskatchewan Regiment and the British army overseas for five years and was a prisoner of war in Germany for ten months. Don was a life member of the Royal Canadian Legion, Branch 55, Port Alberni, BC and served as their service officer and treasurer. A graveside service with full Legion rites will be held at 11:00 a.m., Thursday, June 21, 2001 from the Greenwood Cemetery, Field of Honor, followed by a memorial tea at the Royal Canadian Legion, Branch 55, 3031-4th Avenue between 1:00 and 3:00 p.m. Cremation will take place.
- Melvina (nee Bukowski) Gawel, 88, passed away March 18, 2000 in Weyburn. She was born March 25, 1911 in Cedoux, daughter of Joseph and Katherine Mus Bukowski. Melvina was married to Jospeh Gawel (Joe) on October 1933. Joe and Mel farmed in the Cedoux area and moved to Weyburn in 1949. She is predeceased by her parents; her husband Joe in November 1993; two brothers: Adolph Bukowski and Joseph Bukowski and one sister Polly Knox. Melvina is survived by one son, Leonard (Kay) Gawel of Ponca City, OK; three grandchildren: Drue and Sloan of Dallas, TX and Ryan of Los Angeles, CA; two brothers: Julian Bukowski and Ted Bukowski; two sisters: Violet Lauder and Lucy Leck all of Weyburn; as well as numerous nieces and nephews. Prayers were said Wednesday, March 22 at 7:00 p.m. from St. Vincent de Paul Roman Catholic Church, Weyburn. The funeral mass was held Thursday, March 23 at 10:30 a.m. at St. Vincent de Paul Roman Catholic Church with Father Francis Hengen celebrant. Interment followed at Cedoux cemetery. Honorary pallbearers were her two brothers: Julian and Ted Bukowski. The active pallbearers were Jack Gawel, Drue Gawel, Allan Finney, Rodney Finney, Brian Bukowski and Douglas Bukowski.
- Wanda Jean (nee Kopec). On Monday, May 8, 2000, Wanda Jean Gawel, late of Weyburn, passed away at Regina General Hospital at the age of 79 years. Wanda was predeceased by her parents, John and Katherine Kopec; her husband, Harry; two sons: Robert and Kenneth; and one brother, Frank Kopec. Wanda will be sadly missed by her three children: one daughter, Patricia (Darwin) Hoimyr of Carlyle; two sons: Ronald Gawel and Jacob (Pearl) Gawel, both of Cedoux; and one daughter-in-law, Barbara Gawel of Portage La Prairie, MB; 12 grandchildren and 18 great grandchildren; grandchildren: Travis Hoimyr and Melissa Hoimyr, both of Carlyle; Kelly (Becky) Gawel of Cedoux; Desiree Gawel of Yorkton; Cyndi (Ken) Toews and children Emily and Joel of Portage La Prairie, MB; Jennifer (Phil Lozinski) of Winnipeg, MB; Krista (David) Kuarsing and son Joshua of Winnipeg; Shelley (Dean) Paslawski and sons: Tyler and Tanner of Choiceland, SK; David Gawel of Kipling; Jason Gawel and daughter Kianna of Yellow Grass; Darren Gawel of Cedoux; Darla Gawel (David Kolisnek) and children Rylan and Shaelyssa of White Fox, SK; two brothers: Leo (Rose) Kopec of Weyburn; and Stanley (Ruth) Kopec of Vancouver, BC; two sisters: Edna Wallace of Red Deer, AB and Kay McLellan of New Westminster, BC; one brother-in-law Henry (Ruth) Gawel of Montello, Wisc.; as well as several nieces and nephews. Wanda was born November 4, 1920 on the family homestead near Cedoux, the oldest of six children born to John and Katherine Kopec. She attended school in Cedoux, later working as a waitress in Yellow Grass for a time. On February 8, 1941 she married Harry Gawel. They farmed in the Cedoux area raising five children. They continued to farm until Harry's passing in 1982. Wanda then purchased a home in Weyburn where she resided until her passing. In Weyburn, Wanda was very fortunate in having good neighbors live next to her. Wanda enjoyed doing embroidery in her younger years. She enjoyed the farm, expecially horses. She loved gardening and growing flowers, entertaining family and friends, playing cards, growing house plants, watching the Price is Right and playing bingo. Prayers were said on Thursday, May 11 at Fletcher Funeral Chapel, Weyburn, with Mary Ann Seitz as Lay Presider. Funeral service was held Friday, May 12 at 11:00 a.m. from Fletcher Funeral Chapel with Father Francis Hengen as Celebrant. Active pallbearers were grandsons: David Gawel, Jason Gawel, Darren Gawel, Kelly Gawel, Travis Hoimyr and Ken Toews. Interment took place at the Cedoux Community Cemetery. We the family of Wanda Gawel would like to extend sincere thanks to Dr. Allan Fong and the nursing staff in ER and the ICU at Weyburn General Hospital as well as Dr. Moodily at Regina General Hospital, to family and friends and neighbors for their comforting support and expressions of sympathy, for cards, food, flowers sent, phone calls and donations given in her memory. A special thank you to Evelyn and Norman Gates for being such caring and observant neighbors to our mother. Your concern and action enabled us to be with our mother in her final hours and say goodbye. Thank you to Father Hengen for his comforting words, to Mary Ann Seitz for presiding at prayers and reading the eulogy, to the choir and to St. Mary's Altar Society for providing the lunch, and to the pallbearers. Thank you to Fletcher Funeral Chapels for your thoughtfulness and professional service and to the participants of the Cedoux Cemetery Committee for all your assistance.
- Stewart William Geekie, late of Weyburn, passed away on Saturday, April 1, 2006 at the age of 74 years. Stewart was predeceased by his parents, James and Edna Geekie; a daughter, Bernice Geekie; a son, Jimmy Geekie and a granddaughter, Tiffany Desmarais. Stewart is survived by his four children: Nelson Geekie, Elaine (Doug) Maytwayash-ing-Morais, Harold Geekie and Heather Flett; seven grandchildren: Stephanie, Edward, Yolanda, Jason, Vanessa, Raymond and Riley; his great grandchildren: Jason Sr., Jason Jr., Jadan, Jada, J.J., Patience, Treana, William and Gaven; three brothers: Peter, Cecil and Freddie; two sisters: Grace and Betty; his companion, June Howarth; as well as numerouse nieces and nephews. The funeral service for Stewart William Geekie was held on Tuesday, April 4, at 2:00 p.m. at RD Family Memorial Funeral Chapel, Weyburn, with Father Gerry Bauche Officiating. Interment was at Green Acres Memorial Gardens, Weyburn.
- Ernest Lawrence. On Saturday, January 16, 1999, Ernest Lawrence Gerhardt, late of Weyburn, passed away at the age of 73 years. Ernest was predeceased by his parents: Jacob and Carolina Gerhardt; brother-in-law, Reinhold Mantay; and sister-in-law, Eva Gerhardt. Ernest leaves to mourn, his brothers and sisters: Elfrieda Mantay of Weyburn; Bernard Gerhardt of Weyburn; Wilfred (Helen) Gerhardt of Winfield, BC; Leona (Donald) Sinclair of St. Albert, AB; Violet (Andrew) Roesslein of Weyburn; Harold (Lila) Gerhardt of Nanaimo, BC; and Elmer (Betty) Gerhardt of Milwaukee, Oregon; as well as numerous nieces, nephews and cousins. Funeral service was held Thursday, January 21, at 2:00 p.m. from Hastings-Dionne Funeral Home Chapel, Weyburn, with Pastor Virgil Anderson officiating. Cremation with interment at a later date. All those in attendance were considered to be honorary pallbearers.
- Clarence Henry Gerry "Snuffy" was born on May 27, 1940 in Francis. Snuffy was raised in the Creelman district on a farm with his two brothers, Ernest and Dan and went to school and played hockey in Creelman. He worked for B&G Sales as well as Widdifield Sales. On November 12, 1971 Snuffy married Jacqueline Pocha in Creelman. Snuffy farmed in the Heward area and near Creelman, he also farmed with his dad. In 1972 he sold the farm and moved to Weyburn to be a full time plumber. Snuffy was a plumber for 35 years and he worked at Don's Plumbing, M. May Plumbing, also partnered with his son Phil - Gerry's Plumbing & Heating, for a short time. Snuffy enjoyed fishing, boating, camping, watching TV, dancing and singing. He played the drums in his dad's band. Snuffy helped with the Humane Society by donating his time and his plumbing services, as well at Nickle Lake Park. He was a Legion member for years, donating a lot of time seving meats etc. He helped his wife Jackie and Mom Liz in the cafe in Creelman after working in the field all day. Snuffy was a senstive man with a heart of gold. He liked to joke around and he laughed heartily. His grandchildren were his pride and joy. He took great pride in his work. Snuffy passed away on Thursday, February 19, 2004 at the age of 63 years. He is predeceased by his parents and survived by his wife of 32 years, Jacqueline; their children: Phil (Roxanne) of Weyburn and Trevor (Lucy) of Vancouver, BC; grandson Dustin Gerry and granddaughters: Brandylynn and Desiree; brothers: Ernest (Sandra) of Creelman and Dan (Ginney) of Burnaby, BC as well as numerous nieces and nephews. Funeral service was held Monday, February 23 at 2:00 p.m. from Knox Presbyterian Church with Rev. John Ferrier officiating. Interment will be held at a later date.
- Peggy Equila (nee Lawrence). It is with great sadness we announce the passing of Peggy Equila Gessner on Friday, June 13, 2008 at the age of 82. She will be lovingly remembered by her husband Arthur of 60 years, sons Brian (Lisa), David (Debbie), grandchildren Dario and Danica, brother Ferris (Faye) Lawrence and numerous nieces and nephews. Predeceased by her parents Fredrick and Ellen Lawrence, and her sister Ruth (Rudy) Gaab. Peggy was born in Weyburn and grew up on the family farm. While working at the Hi-Art Theater she met the love of her life Arthur and was married June 5, 1948. They eventually settled in Winnipeg, MB where Peggy was employed with B.A. Robinson Lighting. Peggy's life was one of devotion and dedication first to her family, then her friends, church, and her community. Peggy volunteered as District Campaign Chair for the Canadian Red Cross. She also volunteered her time with the Charleswood United Church where she made friends with many wonderful people. She spent her last 30 years as secretary for the Norwood Coronation Ladies Bowling League. Peggy always looked forward to her weekly bowling games and get togethers. Peggy enjoyed the arts and had season passes to Winnipeg Symphony Orchestra, frequented the theatre, the ballet and opera. She enjoyed watching some sports and especially curling. She spent many hours watching her sons play both at the curling rink and the hockey rink. Peggy was proud of her deep family roots in Canada and her great-great-grandfather Orange Lawrence founded and built the town of Orangeville, Ont. Art and Peggy's love for Charleswood is reflected by the 60 years they lived there amongst friends and neighbors. Mom and Dad loved to travel to Europe and especially to Nova Scotia where her mother was raised and to Vancouver where her son lives. Mom especially loved the Alaskan cruise she and Dad took in the 1990's. The essence of Peggy will always be remembered by her beautiful smile, the twinkle in her eye, her warmth and charm, her unconditional love and her generous nature. She was a truly kind and gracious lady. As we grieve for you this day our hearts are filled with sorrow. There are no words that can express the emptiness of tomorrow. So rest in peace, as we go on, you said that we must do. The memories of your life and love will help to guide us through. Love always, the family.
- Keith Bert Gibbs was born on March 19, 1952 in Edmonton, AB to Bert & Katherine Gibbs. He graduated from Strathcona High School in Edmonton in 1970 and went on to the University of Alberta and earned his Bachelors Degree in Commerce. A short time later Bert returned to take a business course on accounting. On April 27, 1979 Bert married Lil McMann in Estevan and they have three children: Jenel, Kyla and Derek. Bert came to Weyburn in January 1977 to work at the Central Canadian Distillery. He started work at the Weyburn Inland Terminal in August 1977 as a junior accountant. Bert was the longest serving WIT employee - 26-1/2 years, eventually moving up to Chief Financial Officer. Bert was a dedicated sports fan. He loved to read and traveling with his family. He loved to tell stories and had the ability to make everyone feel welcome and comfortable. Bert enjoyed playing sports such as volleyball, slow pitch, badminton and golf. Bert was a member of the Weyburn Lions Club for a number of years. He coached his children's baseball teams for many years. Bert managed Derek's hockey team since he started when he was five. He was a dedicated family man. Bert also spent many hours auditing books for community organizations. Bert cherished the medals that his father had earned in World War II. Lil and Bert enjoyed vacationing and two trips that stood out amongst them were earned through many years of service at Weyburn Inland Terminal - a trip to Hawaii after 20 years and another to Mexico after 25 years. On Monday, February 2, 2004 Bert passed away at the age of 51. He is survived by his loving wife of 25 years, Lil, and their children: Jenel (Jeff), Kyla (Dallas) and Derek all of Weyburn; his parents Bert and Katherine Gibbs of Nanaimo, BC; brother Les (Gwen) Gibbs and their children: Brian and Kenny (Tanya); two sisters: Janet (Ivan Adams) Fundak of Mayerthorpe, AB and their children: Chandra and Jason; Cathy Gibbs (Brian Clark) and their children: Conor and Mike of St. Albert, AB; his mother-in-law Doreen McMann of Colgate; brother-in-law James McMann and his daughter Faither; sisters-in-law: Vi (Dennis) Leclair of Weyburn and their children: Amy and Holly; Pat (Lloyd) Kerowatski of Weyburn and their children: Tessa and Tanner; brother-in-law Floyd McMann of Estevan. Predeceased by brother-in-law Forrest McMann, survived by his children: Ken, Lorne and Rob. Also predeceased by brother-in-law Frank Fundak. Funeral service was held Friday, February 6 at 2:00 p.m. from Knox Presbyterian Church, Weyburn, with Rev. John Ferrier officiating. Active pallbearers were: Mike MacInnis, Laurie Jackson, Dale Klein, Rob Davies, Dwayne Anderson, Stan Gettel, Jason Fundak, Kenny Gibbs and Conor O'Donnell. Interment followed in the Green Acres Memorial Gardens, Weyburn.
- Doris Viola Cooper, late of Weyburn, passed away on Tuesday, April 20, 2004 at the age of 89. She was predeceased by her parents, her first husband, Neil Gibson, brother and sisters. Doris is survived by her son: John (Marg) Gibson, Weyburn; her grandchildren, Michelle (Kris), Jason (Rena), Jackie-Lynn and Morgan two great grandchildren, Rebecca and Jaden; and one sister, Marjorie (Lawrence) Wentzel, Brooklyn, Nova Scotia. Doris was born in Liverpool, NS on September 27, 1914. In 1955 she met and married Neil. They were married on June 7 in Winnipeg, MB. They moved to the farm where they raised purebred Herefords. In 1958 they were blessed with the birth of their son, John. Over the years, Doris helped with the cattle, loved to sew and knit. She was also an avid gardener. After Neil's passing she moved to town. Over the years she enjoyed spending time with her four grandchildren. She resided at Eden Home until her passing. The funeral service was held Friday, April 23 at 2:00 p.m. from the RD Family Memorial Chapel, Weyburn, with Rev. Catherine Harper officiating. The active pallbearers were Ward McFadden, Duncan Brock, Roger Schiller, Marlow Killian and Kevin Reich. Interment followed at Hillcrest Cemetery, Weyburn.
- Hazel (nee Robb). On Tuesday, November 7, 2006, Hazel Gilroy passed away at the Weyburn Special Care Home at the age of 97 years. Predeceased by her parents William and Margaret Robb and by her husband, Cecil Gilroy in 1972, and two sisters, Violet Code and June Gore, and brother, Arthur Robb. Hazel leaves to cherish her memory, her two sons, Frederick (Lil) Gilroy of Comox, BC and Wesley (Phyllis) Gilroy of Cannifton, ON and five grandchildren, ten great grandchildren and two great great grandsons; two brothers, Ernest Robb of Weyburn and Chester Robb of Weyburn, two sisters-in-law, as well as numerous nieces and nephews, relatives and friends. Hazel Gilroy was born January 19, 1909 in the Weyburn area to William and Margaret Robb. She took her schooling to grade eight at Marmora School. As a girl, she did housework for neighbors, later working at the Commercial Café and then for 21 years at the Weyburn Union Hospital in the kitchen and the laundry services. On October 20, 1928 Hazel married Cecil Gilroy at the Presbyterian Manse, in Weyburn. Hazel lived most of her life in the Weyburn area, and belonged to the Presbyterian Church, attending every service she was able to even while living at Weyburn Special Care Home. Hazel enjoyed card games, scrabble, quilting, bowling, but most of all traveling to visit family and to see new places. She was involved with the Sunshine Birthday Club, Hospital Auxiliary, Kinsmen Seniors Centre, Wheatland Seniors Centre, the Scrabble Club and the Legion Ladies Auxiliary. Her 25 year Legion pin meant so much to her as she hadn't joined until after retirement. She drove many friends to Regina for appointments and delivered meals on wheels for which she was given an award of merit. Hazel was a people person and enjoyed everyone. She will be lovingly remembered by all she knew and loved. Funeral service was held Monday, November 13, at 2:00 p.m. from Fletcher Funeral Chapel, Weyburn, with Pastor Jay Mowchenko officiating. Interment followed in Hillcrest Cemetery, Weyburn. The pallbearers were: Willard Foulkes, Gary Ericksmoen, John Down and Mervin Waddell.
- Annie (nee Krieg) Giroux, passed away peacefully on December 30, 2003 at the age of 99 years. Annie was predeceased by her parents, August and Elizabeth Krieg; two brothers: Emil and Bill Krieg; two sisters: Mrs. Tillie Lair and Mrs. Ella Grise; one son, Raymond in 1980; and her husband, Morley in 1982. Annie is survived by her children: three sons: Hugh (Joan) Giroux of Regina Beach, Gordon (Doris) Giroux of Weyburn and Morley Giroux (Carol) of Weyburn; five daughters: Doris (Mel) VandeSype of Weyburn, Noreen (George) Karch of Calgary, AB, Jeanne (Jim) Simmons of Glencoe, MN, Marion (Don) McPherson of Calgary, AB, and Eileen (Dale) Broker of Camrose, AB; daughter-in-law, Marg Giroux of Weyburn; sisters: Sister Justyn Krieg of Grand Rapids, MI, Margaret Thompson and Frieda Anderson, both of Edmonton, AB; 26 grandchildren, 39 great grandchildren and two great, great grandchildren as well as numerous nieces and nephews. Annie was born December 15, 1904 in Lampman, the fifth child of August and Elizabeth Krieg. After high school in Lampman, she attended Sacred Heart Academy in Regina, a Business College at that time. After completing her course, she worked in Estevan for a law firm before moving to Weyburn. Here she worked for the Provincial Police and then later for the law firm of Black and Hilliar. During this time she met and married Morley Giroux in 1926, and they commenced their dairy and farming business and raising their family of nine children. After leaving the farm and retiring to the city of Weyburn, they became avid curling and dancing enthusiasts. Later they went south for their winters. After Morley's death, Annie continued to go south until she was 93. Annie was also a member for many years of the Weyburn C.W.L. Funeral service for Annie was held on Friday, January 2 at 11:00 a.m. from St. Vincent de Paul Roman Catholic Church, Weyburn, with Rev. Albert Schmitz Celebrant. Prayers were said Thursday, January 1 at 7:30 p.m. from Fletcher Funeral Chapel, Weyburn with Mary Ann Seitz Lay Presider. The active pallbearers were: Kelly VandeSype, Maury Karch, Roland Giroux, Gary Giroux, Dwayne Missal and Steve McPherson. The C.W.L. formed an Honor Guard. Interment followed in Hillcrest Cemetery, Weyburn.
- James 'Jim' Angus Giroux, late of Weyburn, passed away on Friday, September 22, 2006 at the age of 76 years. Jim was predeceased by his parents, Jim and Pauline Giroux; two infant brothers, Joseph and Allan; brother, Phillip, sister, Bernice Zirrie; his mother-in law and father-in-law, Elise and Richard Farand; as well as several brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law. Jim leaves to mourn his loving wife, Terry of Weyburn; his son, Randy and his children, Krystal (Colton) and Thayne; his daughter, Denise (Clifford Trachsel) and their children, Kevin and Stacey; his son, Keith (Denise) and their children, Jaye, Kyron, Tara and Heather; and one great grandson, Denzel; his brothers, Howard (Lena), Eddy (Louise), Eugene (Bernice) and Dwayne (Judy); his sisters, Audrey (Randy Greer), Alva, Lovina (Carol Berner) along with many uncles, aunts, brothers-in-law, sisters-in-law, nieces, nephews, cousins, friends and extended family, Derrek Sykes. Jim was born on a dairy farm south of Weyburn. He was the oldest of 12. He started school at the Convent in Forget and spent the next eight years there. He finished high school at the Weyburn Collegiate, graduating in 1947. He took a course in diesel mechanics. At age 17, he started farming with his dad and his brother Howard and continued for the next 55 years. Jim was a very dedicated family man but still found time to volunteer in his parish and community. He ushered at mass, was involved in some of the K.C. functions and served at banquets at McKenna Auditorium. He received an Honorary Life Membership in the Knights of Columbus. He believed in taking part in some of the farm groups. He served as president of the Weyburn Agricultural Society and was a director of the Farm Update for 25 years. He served as chairman of the Central Board when his children attended Queen Elizabeth School. The South Weyburn Community Centre was a great gathering place of fellowship and fun and Jim also took a turn at being chairman for this group. Jim and Theresa (Terry) Farand were married at Radville in 1953. She didn't come from a farm but soon settled in the great community and loved it. At the time of Jim's passing, Jim and Terry were still residing at the same location South of Weyburn. In his spare time Jim did many puzzles, enjoyed doing book work and enjoyed spending time with his children and grandkids, who called him Papper and of whom he was very proud of. He loved to dance and was usually the last one to leave the dance floor. His faith was very important to him and he said it kept him on the right track. Jim's love of the land and being on the tractor and combine never left him, even after he got sick and was weakened with cancer the past four and a half years. He still longed to have the opportunity to do just a little more farming. He did drive around this fall and saw the harvest in full swing. His fight with cancer was a courageous one and he left us with many good memories. The funeral service of remembrance for James (Jim) Angus Giroux was held on Monday, September 25, at 10:00 a.m. at St. Vincent de Paul Roman Catholic Church, Weyburn, with Father Gerry Bauche Celebrant. Jim's grandchildren and great grandchild were the honorary pallbearers and the Knights of Columbus, Weyburn branch served as the Honor Guard. Interment followed at Hillcrest Cemetery, Weyburn.
- Joan Eleanor (nee Bowditch). On Wednesday, February 11, 2004, Joan Eleanor Giroux passed away at the Weyburn General Hospital at the age of 67, after a long battle with cancer. Joan was born in Weyburn on February 15, 1936 to Harry and Jean Bowditch and was the third of five children. She was raised on the family farm south of Weyburn and received her schooling at Riverview School and the Weyburn Collegiate. After graduation she worked as a dental assistant for Dr. Roston, a local dentist in Weyburn, and on October 14, 1954 married her school sweetheart, Phillip Giroux. During the first years of their marriage Phil worked hauling water for the oil field and they lived on the Butters farm and eventually bought the Keefe farm (NE 7-7-14-W2) where they raised their family of six: three boys and three girls. Joan was an active part of the farming operation and preferred working out in the field, running a tractor or combine and even doing repairs and baling, to housework. Joan was a talented seamstress and sewed many outfits for herself, her children and grandchildren. She also enjoyed quilting and woodwork and tried most crafts and was successful at them. Joan was active in the South Weyburn Free & Easy Ladies Club, and many will remember her piano playing for Christmas concerts and numerous dances and parties over the years. She had an ear for music and was usually the life of the party. Joan also served several years on fair committees for the Weyburn Agricultural Society working with school displays and was the Society's first female vice-president. Phil and Joan enjoyed travelling when they could and wintered a couple of years in the southern states. They especially enjoyed camping and fishing with their family. Phil passed away in 1998 and a year later Joan moved from the farm to Weyburn where she continued her many handcrafts and involvement with her large family. Joan is survived by her six children: Debbie Giroux, Weyburn; Valerie (Robert) Raknerud, Weyburn; Donald (Julie) Giroux, Charlie Lake, BC; Michael (Heather) Giroux, Yorkton; Rhonda (Ted) Hillstead, Weyburn; Doug (Leann) Giroux, Weyburn; 21 grandchildren and five great grandchildren. The funeral mass was held February 16 out of St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church with interment at the Hillcrest Cemetery. Active pallbearers were her seven grandsons: Darren Raknerud, Jeff Raknerud, Chris Raknerud, Brennen Giroux, Tedd Hillstead, Gary Hillstead and Brad Hillstead.
- Minnie Katherine (nee Guider) Baird Giroux, late of Weyburn, passed away on Tuesday, March 18, 2008 at the age of 92 years. Minnie was predeceased by her parents, John and Juliana Guider; her first husband, Fred Baird, her second husband, Robert Giroux; her brother, Peter Guider; her sisters, Margaret Dorsch and Annie Fox; her great grandson, Matthew Diemert. Minnie is survived by her daughter, Dorlane (Jim) Morrice; her sons, Edward (Shirley) Baird, Stanley (Carole) Baird; eight grandchildren: Fred (Cindy) Morrice, Arliss Morrice, Doug (Lisa) Baird, Jim (Colleen) Morrice, Kathy (Doug) Diemert, Diane (Rod) Mus, Lynnette (Kim) Snelling, Sandra (Brian) Stober; fifteen great grandchildren and four great great grandchildren. During the early years of her life, Minnie worked as a housekeeper at the Anderson Café. In 1934, she and Fred Baird were married and resided in Weyburn. In 1965, Fred passed away. Several years later, Minnie married Bob Giroux and they resided in Halbrite. Minnie lived in Halbrite for a number of years after Bob passed away then she moved back to Weyburn. Minnie will be remembered for the pride she had in her family and home. Memories of coming home to the smell of homemade bread will be treasured by her family. Minnie will also be remembered for being a friendly and sociable person with a good sense of humor. She had a passion for animals, especially cats. At the time of her passing Minnie was a resident at Tatagwa View, Weyburn. A Memorial Service for Minnie Katherine Giroux will be held at a later date in 2008 at Weyburn. Interment will be at Hillcrest Cemetery, Weyburn.
- Victor. On Wednesday, July 12, 2000, Victor Glass, late of Weyburn, passed away at Souris Valley Extended Care Centre, at the age of 90 years. Victor was born May 15, 1910 at Earl Gray, to George and Henrietta Glass. He was a farm labourer most of his life, working on the mink farm by Weyburn for many years. A graveside service was held Friday, July 14 at 10:00 a.m. from Green Acres Memorial Gardens, Weyburn, with Rev. David Holmes officiating.
- Irene Muriel (nee McMaster) Larsen Glaspey. It is with deep sadness that we the family announce the passing of our dear Aunt and Step-Mother, Irene Muriel Larsen Glaspey of Parkway Lodge. Irene passed away on Saturday, November 1st, 2008 at Parkway Lodge at the age of 94 years. Irene was born June 15, 1914 in the Ratcliffe district to John and Jane McMaster and she was the youngest and last surviving member of a family of fourteen children. She had ten sisters and three brothers. Irene took her schooling at Norge, Summit and Regina. On April 13, 1938 she married Gilbert Larsen at Plentywood, Montana. They lived and farmed in the Ratcliffe district for many years. While living in Ratcliffe Irene was a member of the Almar Lodge order of the Royal Purple. Gil passed away November 25, 1968. Irene moved to Weyburn in 1973. While living in Weyburn she met Maurice Glaspey and they were married March 9, 1979. Maurice passed away September 28, 1997. Irene was very fond of children and babysat nieces, nephews and neighborhood children in her early years. She was talented in knitting and crocheting, she also loved to play cards and spent many enjoyable hours playing canasta, whist and bridge with family and friends. Due to ill health Irene moved to Beautiful Plains Villa in Yellow Grass in October 1997. On June 1, 1998 she moved to Parkway Lodge in Weyburn where she has resided until her passing. Irene has fought a courageous battle with Parkinson's Disease for many of her last remaining years. Irene Muriel Glaspey was predeceased by her Father John-1928,Mother Jane-1957, Her Husbands Gilbert-1968 and Maurice-1997, sister's, brother's and In-law's: Lydia (George) Crawford, Lily (Delbert) Falkner, Jack McMaster, Margret (Mac) McNaught, Maria (George) Kress, Martha (Tom) Heatherington, Ina (Joe) Debienne, Annie McMaster, Minnie (Phillip) Campbell, Robert McMaster, Isabelle (Haakon) Skjerdal, Mabel (Ernie) Texeth, John (Lucille) McMaster as well as several nieces and nephews. Irene is survived by her nephew and niece, her caregivers for many years, Orville and LouVonne Skjerdal, Moose Jaw, and their family Vern Skjerdal, Regina, Keith (Bonnie) Skjerdal, Saskatoon, Steve (Pam) Skjerdal, Airdrie, AB, and Katherine (Garth) Huber, Regina and their families. Step children: Marie (Allan) Shain, Weyburn, Wayne (Lynda) Glaspey, Victoria, BC and their families; Sister-in-law Joyce (Birger) Johnson, Fresno, CA. as well as many nieces, nephews and special friends. A memorial service was held at 1:30p.m. on Saturday, November 8th at RD Family Funeral Chapel with Rev. John Ferrier officiating. Interment was held at Green Acres Memorial Gardens, Weyburn.
- Alma Isabel (nee Poh). On Sunday, June 24, 2007, Alma Isabel Goeres of Weyburn, passed away at the age of 79 years. Predeceased by her parents, Ralph and Martha Poh and by two brothers, Sam and John Poh. Isabel is lovingly remembered by her husband of 56 years, Andrew of Weyburn, and their three sons: Michael (Ursula) of Winnipeg, MB and their children, Erin, Patrick and Caitlin; Robert (Judy) of Regina, and their children, Brent and Ian; Murray (Beth) of Weyburn, and their children, Megan and Ryan; two sisters, Mary Senft of Lloydminster, AB and Donna (Paul) Ewanciw of Vegreville, AB; sister-in-law, Rose Poh of Swift Current; as well as numerous nieces, nephews and many friends. Isabel was born July 14, 1927 at Bateman. She was the middle child in a family of five. She was always the happy one who loved having fun. She took her elementary and high school at the now non-existent Bateman School. Isabel then worked as the municipal secretary of the R.M. of Lawtonia in Hodgeville where she first met Andrew, the school principal, in 1947. She then moved to Courval to work as the R.M. secretary as the pay was slightly better. On August 16, 1951, Isabel married Andrew Goeres in Swift Current. They lived in Gainsborough from 1951 to 1956, Carnduff from 1956 to 1959, Lafleche from 1959 to 1967, then moved to Weyburn. Along with raising their three sons, Isabel was active in the Legion while they lived in Lafleche. She was a member of the I.O.D.E. and the Weyburn Inner Wheel Club. She spent 11 years on the Weyburn Housing Authority, delivered Meals on Wheels, visited the ill, and enjoyed curling, golfing, doing fine needle work, attending coffee socials and being with her bridge club friends. She was also very active in their winter place in Arizona. Isabel was a quiet, gentle person who spoke only kind things of all the many friends and acquaintances she had. She enjoyed entertaining friends and strangers alike in her home. She deeply loved and was proud of her grandchildren and followed in detail their every activity. Isabel will be deeply missed by all she knew and loved. Prayers were said Thursday, June 28 at 7:00 p.m. from St. Vincent de Paul Roman Catholic Church, Weyburn. The funeral mass was held Friday, June 29 at 10:30 a.m. from St. Vincent Church with Father Gerry Bauche Celebrant. The pallbearers were: Brian Campeau, Brent Goeres, Caitlin Goeres, Ryan Goeres, Ian Goeres and Bill Senft. Interment will be at a later date in St. Patrick Catholic Cemetery, Herbert.
- Andrew "Andy" Goeres, late of Weyburn, passed away Thursday, October 18, 2012 at the age of 90 years. Andy was born in Herbert, Saskatchewan on February 11, 1922 and grew up on the family farm during the dirty thirties. In 1942 he enlisted in the Royal Canadian Air Force and in 1947 Andy was the first graduate of the Bachelor of Education Program from the University of Saskatchewan. He began his career as the principal of the school in Hodgeville. It was here in Hodgeville that Andy met Isabel Poh and they were married on August 16, 1951 at Swift Current. From 1949 to 1950 Andy was the principal in Gainsborough, and then moved to Carnduff. In 1958 he was appointed the Superintendent of Schools for the Wood River School Division in Lafleche. Andy and his family moved to Weyburn in 1967. He was appointed Director of Education for both the Weyburn Central School Division #73 and the Weyburn Separate School Division retiring from these positions in 1988. In his free time Andy enjoyed playing bridge with friends, golfing, hiking in Arizona, walking, coffee row and gardening. He was also very active in his community and was a life member of the Royal Canadian Legion, was a member of Weyburn Rotary Club, Wheatland Seniors Centre and The Knights of Columbus. It was with great enthusiasm that he celebrated his 90th birthday this past February. Andy was predeceased by his parents, Michael and Marie Goeres; wife, Isabel; and brothers and sisters, Bertha, Rose, Albert, Joseph, Susanna, Josephine and Michael at infancy. He will be lovingly remembered by his sons: Michael (Ursula) of Winnipeg, MB and children, Erin, Patrick and Caitlin; Robert (Judy) of Regina, and children, Brent and Ian and Murray (Beth) of Weyburn, and children, Megan and Ryan; sister, Sylvia (Leo) Fournier of Gatineau, QC; sisters-in-law, Donna (Paul) Ewanciw, Mary Senft and Rose Poh as well as numerous nieces, nephews and friends. Prayers were said Friday, October 26, at 7:00 p.m. from St. Vincent de Paul Roman Catholic Church, Weyburn, and a Funeral Mass was celebrated October 27, at 11:00 a.m. from St. Vincent de Paul Roman Catholic Church, with Fr. Gerry Bauche officiating. Pallbearers were Ryan Goeres, Ian Goeres, Brent Goeres, Patrick Goeres, Caitlin Goeres and Brian Campeau. Many thanks to Nola Moore for all the comfort and care afforded Andy. The family extends a special “thank you” to unit 5E at the Regina General Hospital for their kind efforts and support during his time of need.
- Stella Clara (nee Malinowski) was born August 23, 1910 in Bodgoszez, Poland and passed away peacefully on March 23, 2000 at the Weyburn General Hospital at the age of 89 years. She was predeceased by her parents, Anton and Antonia; husband, Frank Golinski on March 23, 1975; brother, George; three sisters: Wanda, Mary and Jadwiga. Stella leaves to mourn and cherish her memory many friends in the Weyburn and Fillmore area; friends for over 55 years from South Australia and Berlin West Germany, Andrew and Bronion Wende and Helena Wenda who assisted Stella to get her papers in order to immigrate to Canada on November 1, 1948. Stella went to work in many hospitals and private homes at the age of 14. She came to Canada with 2000 people by boat to Montreal and then to Regina by train. She was greeted by Polish people from St. Anthony's Parish in Regina. Monsignor Goski was the parish priest at the time and arranged for Stella to get employment on a farm near Fillmore. In October 1949 Stella married Frank Golinski of Fillmore. They lived and farmed on rented land until moving to Weyburn in 1964. Stella was proud to be a member of St. Mary's Altar Society in Fillmore and Weyburn. She was also a dedicated member of St. Vincent de Paul Church. Celebration of Stella's life was held on Monday, March 27, at St. Vincent de Paul Roman Catholic Church in Weyburn at 10:30 a.m. with Rev. Father F. Hengen officiating. Active pallbearers were: Peter Szuta, Wayne Olson, Norbert Schultz, Ed Mazur, Andy Dumba and Howard Schmidt. Interment followed in Hillcrest Cemetery, Weyburn.
- James David. On Saturday, December 4, 1999, James David Goote, late of Weyburn, passed away at the age of 68 years. Predeceased by his father and mother, William and Louisa Goote; three sisters: Irene Justin, Celia Goote and Jackie Culbert; and two brothers: Raymond Stockham and Johnny Goote. James is survived by several nieces and nephews. Jimmy was born January 27, 1931 at Weyburn. He took his schooling in Weyburn, completing his grade 12 at Weyburn Collegiate Institute. He started his apprenticeship in plumbing in 1956, and received his journeyman in 1959 with first class grades. He worked with his dad at Weyburn Plumbing and Heating until William passed away, and Jimmy assumed the business. One of the highlights of his life was working with the Boy Scouts, and in 1961 he received his Warrant of Appointment on March 14 from the Boy Scouts. Jim was proud of his nieces and nephews and grand nieces and nephews and had their pictures up in his truck and in his home. He will be remembered as a friendly and well liked person in the community. A memorial service was held Tuesday, December 14 at 3:00 p.m. from Fletcher Funeral Chapel, Weyburn, with Capts. Gerald and Joyce McDonald officiating. Interment followed in Hillcrest Cemetery, Weyburn. All those in attendance were considered to be honorary pallbearers. Lunch followed at the Salvation Army.
- Jean Robina, late of Weyburn, SK passed away on Friday, September 24, 2010 at the age of 90 years. A Graveside Service will be held on Tuesday, September 28, 2010 at 10:00 A.M. from Green Acres Memorial Gardens, Weyburn, SK. Interment to follow Green Acres Memorial Gardens, Weyburn, SK.
- Carl Robert of Summerland, BC, born October 25, 1924, died suddenly August 31, 2007. He is survived by his loving wife Gail; his children David (Anette) Goranson of White Rock, BC, Joanne (Michael) Le Dressay of Langley, BC, Carla (Norman) Oberg, of Abbotsford, BC, and Richard (Cynthia) Goranson of Langley, BC; his step-daughter Karen (Clarence) Surtees of Regina; 10 grandchildren; and his brothers and sisters Donald (Oliveen) Goranson of Weyburn, Beatrice Bell of Kingston, ON, Doris Wilson of Rathwell, MB, Evan (Mary) Goranson of Weyburn, and Douglas (Mayvis) Goranson, Weyburn. Sadly predeceased by his parents, Carl and Johanna, his sister, Miriam, and his step-daughter, Linda Walker. Born at his parents' farm home near Weyburn, Carl received his education at Grand Bend School, Weyburn Collegiate and the University of Saskatchewan, Saskatoon. Upon his discharge from the RCAF in 1945 he began farming and later set up a concrete tank manufacturing business on his farm. He became vice president of the Saskatchewan Farmer's Union, organized the Nickle Lake Regional Park, served on the board of Weyburn United Church and the Regional Health Care Board. Carl had a keen interest in amateur radio, electricity and magnetism, fishing and politics. He will be truly missed by all who knew and loved him. A memorial service was held at Summerland United Church, 13204 Henry Avenue, Summerland, BC on Saturday, September 8 at 2:00 p.m. with Rev. Kent Israel and The Rev. Daniel Croft officiating.
- Miriam Isabel passed away on Thursday, September 20, 2001 at the Souris Valley Extended Care Home in Weyburn. Miriam was born on December 28, 1919 in the farm home of her parents, Charlie and Johanna Goranson. Miriam was the eldest of a family of seven. Miriam attended Grand Bend School for ten years, following on to Weyburn Collegiate for grades 11 and 12, graduating in 1938. Miriam attended the Weyburn business college operated by Hilda Blackwell. Miriam also took piano lessons from Cecelia Johnsrude (nee Reine), in which she had to ride horseback the four miles to the Reine farm. During the war years Miriam was employed by the Bank of Montreal and Great West Life Insurance Company in Regina. It was during those working years she lived in light housekeeping rooms, often sharing it with her friend Burna Bryce who also worked as well. Miriam was a devoted member of the Calvary Baptist Church in Weyburn and later, the First Baptist Church in Regina. She was a special friend to John and Irene Powers. "Jack," as he was known, was a pioneer friend of Charlie Goranson. It was in the late 1940's that Miriam began to be plagued with ill health while residing in New Westminster, BC and later at Davin. From her Davin residence, she was admitted to the Marian Health Centre, Radville, and later to the Souris Valley Extended Care Centre where she then remained until her death. Miriam was predeceased by her father Charlie in 1954 and her mother Johanna in 1968. Miriam leaves to mourn her four brothers, Donald, Evan, and Douglas of Weyburn; Carl of Summerland, BC; two sisters: Beatrice Bell of Kingston, ON; Doris Wilson of Rathwell, MB. A memorial service will be held in the Assembly Hall of Souris Valley Extended Care Home at 11 a.m. on Friday, September 28 with Rev. Wally Frank officiating. Interment to follow at Hillcrest Cemetery, Weyburn.
- Lois. On Saturday, September 15, 2001, Lois Gordon of Weyburn passed away at the age of 87 years. Lois is survived by her brother-in-law Carman Johnston and his children: Larry (Kathleen) Johnston, Edmonton; Karen (Brian) Williams, Kenosee Lake; Wayne (Susan) Johnston, Calgary; Elaine (Mel) Hoffmann, Weyburn; and Shelly (Harvey) Boutin, Whitewood and several grandnephews and nieces. Lois was predeceased by her parents Oscar and Kari Gordon and her only sister Frances Johnston. Lois was born April 12, 1914 on her parent's homestead at Goodwater. During WWII, Lois spent two years working in a small arms factory in Toronto. She also worked for short periods of time in New Westminster, BC and Lake Louise, AB. Most of her life was spent living and working in the Weyburn area, including 14 years as a bookkeeper/clerk with Barber Motors. Lois was a charter member of the Order of Royal Purple, Weyburn. She was an important and much loved member of her sister Frances Johnston's family, where she will always be remembered for her untiring willingness to help out in times of need, her quick wit and her generosity of spirit. At Lois' request, her remains were cremated. A Memorial Service was held on Tuesday, Sept. 18 at 2:00 p.m. from the Calvary Baptist Church, Weyburn with Rev. Wally Frank officiating. Interment followed in Hillcrest Cemetery, Weyburn.
- Russell J. On Monday, December 18, 2000, Russell J. Gordon, late of Weyburn passed away at Souris Valley Extended Care Centre at the age of 86 years. Predeceased by his mother and father, Campbell and Ethel Gordon; brother, Blair Gordon and sisters: Jenny Ackerman and Bessie Gordon. Russell will be lovingly remembered by his wife, Verna Gordon of Weyburn; one sister, Lucille Hall of Saskatoon; stepdaughters Karen (Terry) Lane of Edson, AB; Bev Johnstone of Weyburn, Debbie (Stan) Bell of Weyburn; eight grandchildren; as well as several nieces and nephews. A memorial service was held Friday, December 22 at 2:00 p.m. from Fletcher Funeral Chapel, Weyburn, with Rev. Ron Bestvater officiating. Interment will be at a later date.
- Verna Evelyn (nee Ward). On Friday, June 25, 2004, our special mother and grandmother, Verna Evelyn Gordon passed away at the age of 79 years, after a short illness. Predeceased by her parents Vincent and Vera Ward, sister Marjorie in infancy, brother Arthur and husband Russell. Verna is survived by her three daughters: Karen (Terry) Lane, Edson, AB; Bev Johnstone, Weyburn, and Debbie (Stanley) Bell, Weyburn; Sister Thelma (Stu) Stoulp, Ventura, Calif.; brother Rod (Mary) Ward, Calgary, AB; and sister-in-law Bernice Ward, Weyburn. Very special to Verna were her eight grandchildren and two great grandchildren: Allen Lane, Jasper, AB, Brian Lane, Edson, AB, Charla (Darren) Moore and daughter Shayla, Trossachs, Chad Johnstone, Yellow Grass, Devin Johnstone, Weyburn, Jaren Bell (Jammie Erb) and daughter Jola, Calgary, AB, Brenna Bell (Trent Keeler), Weyburn, and Evan Bell, Weyburn; as well as three nieces and three nephews. Verna spoke fondly of her childhood in McTaggart, completing Grade 10 there and finishing high school and business school in Weyburn. After her family was a little older, she worked at an accountant's office and later spent the rest of her career at the Department of Highways office in Weyburn. In May 1971 she married Russell Gordon and moved to Birch Hills where she retired from working. Soon her grandchildren came along and from an early age they loved to take the bus to go visit Grandma in the summers. Up north (where everything grew bigger!) she was an avid gardener and also pursued curling, golfing, fishing and bridge, as well as her greatest passion, raising and showing her Shih-Tsu dogs. She returned to Weyburn in 1996, continuing to curl, golf and garden on her deck. She cared for Russell here in his remaining years with alzheimers. After Russ passed away, she took up the guitar again and played with the Merry Makers. She also continued to play bridge, bridge and more bridge! Always a prolific knitter, she took pleasure in knitting afghans for everyone, baby blankets and those wonderful heavy socks for the grandchildren. We already miss those birthday cakes she made every birthday. After turning 75, she got to realize a dream of travelling to Hawaii, enjoyed a trip to Alberta and flew to a family reunion in British Columbia. Last winter she enjoyed a trip to Fernie, BC, where she wanted to try skiing (but was persuaded to enjoy the scenery instead) and she also visited her sister Thelma in California. Plans for her 80th birthday golfing party were underway, but was not to be. A celebration of Verna's life was held Wednesday, June 30 at the Grace United Church, Weyburn. Interment will be held at a later date at the McTaggart cemetery. Thanks to the WGH emergency department and staff, doctors A. Fong and K. Shwe and special thanks to Tammy Hillstead for her compassionate time spent with Mom.
- Agnes Rose (nee Mus) passed away peacefully on December 19, 2001 at the Souris Valley Extended Care Centre at the age of 92 years. Agnes was predeceased by her parents: Jan and Frances Mus; husband Frank in 1994; three brothers: Joseph, John and Frank; one sister Katherine. She is survived by one sister Mary Gunia of Weyburn; her two children: Ed (Mary) Goski of Comox, BC; Earl (Anna) Goski of Kingston, NS; six grandchildren: Maureen (Sheldon) Neuman of Victoria, BC; Robert Goski of Nagoya, Japan; Sandra (Erik) Matheson of Delta, BC; Joan Goski of Duncan, BC; Dana Goski (Keith Souchereau) of Upper Arlington, OH; Tara (Stan) Maszczakiewicz of Sault Ste. Marie, ON; eight great grandchildren: Faye and Ben Laidlaw of Duncan, BC; Connor and Joel Neuman of Victoria, BC; Beau Matheson of Delta, BC; Reid Goski-Souchereau of Upper Arlington, OH; Stephanya and Lucas Maszczakiewicz of Sault Ste. Marie ON; and many relatives and friends in the prairie region. Agnes was born in Kobiernicach, Austria (now Poland) December 20, 1908; the fourth child of Jan and Franciska Mus. Her father came to Canada the spring of 1910. Then in October 1910, Agnes, her mother and three older siblings arrived in Canada. The family homesteaded in the Fox Valley area, then moved to the Cedoux area in the mid 20's. Franciska passed away at a very early age so Agnes became a mother to three of her younger siblings while she was still a young teenager. Frank and Agnes got married in Cedoux in May, 1936 and took up farming between Griffin and Creelman. Here they rented land from Perry Clark, a relationship that continued until the day they retired from farming. In the 50's the family moved to the Froude area so that the boys could go to high school. In the 60's Frank and Agnes moved into the Hamlet of Froude and operated the grocery store, at the same time they continued farming. In the 70's they retired and moved into Weyburn. Agnes had a reputation of being a very good cook and enjoyed doing various types of needlework. She also enjoyed gardening when she was able. Prayers were held on Friday, December 21, at 7:00 p.m. from Hastings-Dionne Funeral Chapel, Weyburn, with Mary Ann Seitz presiding. A funeral mass was held Saturday, December 22 at 11:00 a.m. from St. Vincent de Paul Roman Catholic Church, Weyburn, with Father Francis Hengen celebrant. Interment followed at Hillcrest Cemetery, Weyburn. Active pallbearers were Jack Goski, Darby Goski, Calvin Goski, Gary Goski, Julian Goski and Larry Mus. All in attendance were considered honorary pallbearers.
- Catherine Anne (nee Borys). On Tuesday, August 8, 2006, Catherine Anne Goski, late of Weyburn passed away at the Weyburn General Hospital at the age of 94 years. Catherine was predeceased by her parents, Peter and Annie Borys; husband, John Goski, grandson, Damon Goski; two sisters: Mary Schneider and an infant sister; four brothers: Michael, Alexander, Dominic and Jacob Borys; sister-in-law, Annie Borys; brothers-in-law, John Schneider and Frank Bachman. Left to cherish her memory are her family: three children, Gerald Goski of Weyburn, Virginia Goski of Regina, and Jack (Jean) Goski of Cedoux; grandchildren: Darren (Nanette) Goski and Darby (Tanis) Goski, great grandchildren: Kaden, Ethan and Paige Goski; sister, Nell Bachman and sisters-in-law, Eileen Aitken and Lydia Borys, as well as numerous nieces, nephews, relatives and friends. Catherine Anne Goski was born March 15, 1912 near Colfax. (Sec.36, Tp.11, Rge.15 W2nd). She grew up on the farm, the eldest in a family of seven surviving children, a twin sister of brother Alexander was stillborn. Catherine took her schooling to Grade 10, and though a good student, as the eldest, she quit school to help out at home. She also worked as a housekeeper in private homes in Weyburn and Regina prior to her marriage to John M. Goski on August 19, 1936 at Holy Trinity Church, Cedoux. They lived on the farm for 31 years, from 1936 to 1977 before moving into the town of Cedoux where they lived for 12 years. In 1989 they moved to a house in Weyburn, living there 17 years, until 2006, when she moved to Crocus Plains Villa Nursing Home in Weyburn, residing there for the six weeks prior to her passing. Catherine took an active part in all aspects of farm life, working as a homemaker, stooked at harvest time then hauled grain when her husband John obtained a combine until her sons took over the job when home from school and on weekends; did gardening and canning; raised chickens, geese, ducks and turkeys and milked cows. In earlier years, her spare time was spent doing embroidery, crocheting and knitting afghans. In later years, she did artex and trichem painting, made many articles from plastic canvas, and used her artwork as gifts. She enjoyed having many houseplants and reading a variety of books and newspapers. As manual dexterity slipped and then one eye failed, she turned to crosswords, going through many crossword books over the last 15 years. She enjoyed dancing, visiting and playing cards with family and friends. Catherine enjoyed her three grandsons, and taught them board games and cribbage as soon as they could add and peg. To the end she enjoyed taking on the grandsons and beating them in a game of crib. As the great Goski grandchildren came along a few years ago, she looked forward to visits from them. Her box of toys, that served her grandchildren and children of other visitors over many years, would come out whenever they came. Catherine was an active member of Holy Trinity Parish. She was sometimes the president, sometimes the secretary of the Holy Trinity Altar Society for many years. She helped cook for wedding receptions, and the annual Fowl suppers as well as worked at the church bazaars. She was secretary on Cedoux Community Hall Board for a number of years, was on the Polish Draw School Board, and participated in organizing various other functions in the Cedoux area. She will be lovingly remembered by all she knew and loved. Prayers were said Friday, August 11 at 8:00 p.m. from Fletcher Funeral Chapel, Weyburn. The Funeral Mass was held Saturday, August 12 at 11:00 a.m. from St. Vincent de Paul Roman Catholic Church, Weyburn with Celebrant, Father Gerry Bauche. Interment followed in Cedoux Cemetery, Cedoux. The Pallbearers were: Bernard Schneider, Richard Bachman, Douglas Bresciani, Julian Goski, Lloyd Reiser and Calvin Goski.
- Joseph Anthony Goski passed away peacefully at home on June 3, 2011. Joe is survived by his loving wife of 60 years, Valda Goski of Weyburn, and their children, son Joe (Barbara) Goski of Ottawa, ON and grandchildren: Joe, Robin and Tavis; daughter Camille Goski of Weyburn, one sister, Leona McLean of Regina, one sister-in-law, Lillian Kutarna of Regina, and 23 nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his parents, John and Anastasia Goski; son, Reginald Goski; brother, John; sisters: Rosie Wilkie, Annie Borys, Mary Lucyk, Angeline Brown and Elizabeth Bileski; brothers-in-law: John Wilkie, Mike Borys, John Lucyk, Bill Brown, John Bileski, Wayne McLean, Edmund (Stephania) Dorosz and Henry Kutarna; and by his mother- and father-in-law, Mr. and Mrs. J.K. Dorosz. Born April 15, 1926, Joe was the second youngest of eight children. He completed his schooling in Cedoux and began farming at an early age. Too young for the military at the beginning of the war, Joe helped his father maintain the family farm while his brother John served in the army. Joe married Valda Dorosz on November 18, 1950 at Holy Trinity Church, Cedoux. Joe and Valda farmed at Cedoux until retirement to Weyburn in the mid-1980’s.They also had run the general store in Cedoux since 1960 and the post office since 1969. Joe was a member of the Knights of Columbus since 1948. Joe was a man of faith and modest dignity, who cared for those around him without drawing attention to what he did. In happy times, he rejoiced in his good fortune and that of others; in sad times, he bore his grief stoically and comforted those around him; in hard times, he persevered, lending a hand to any who asked; at all times, he was a man of his word. A funeral Mass was said for Joe on June 7, at St Vincent de Paul Parish in Weyburn; Fr. Gerry Bauche presided. Pallbearers were: grandsons Joe and Tavis Goski, and nephews Dennis and Garnet Lucyk, Paul McLean and Darren Polasek. All his friends were honorary pallbearers. Funeral arrangements were in the hands of Fletcher Funeral Chapels; burial was at Hillcrest Cemetery, Weyburn. Thanks to Fr. Gerry Bauche for ministering to Joe and his family, Constable Young and the emergency responders who attended Joe at his death, Myron and June Fletcher for their considerate help, and to all relatives and friends who have comforted Joe’s family.
- Laura (nee Foulkes). On Monday, May 8, 2000, Laura Gosselin, late of Weyburn, passed away at the Weyburn General Hospital at the age of 85 years. Predeceased by her parents, Hector and Florence Foulkes; her husband, Alex Gosselin, September 1981; one son, Robert Gosselin in 1992; one daughter-in-law, Gloria Gosselin; three brothers Alvin, Hector and Arthur Foulkes; one sister, Alice Terry and three infant siblings. Laura is survived by her two sons: Ron (Doreen) Gosselin of Brandon, MB and Arthur Gosselin of Calgary, AB; seven grandchildren: Diana, Micheal, Larry, Brenda, Bryan, Bradley and Belynda; one brother: George Foulkes of Abbotsford, BC; two sisters-in-law: Ennis Foulkes of Weyburn, and Evelyn Wrigley of Estevan; as well as many beloved nieces and nephews. Laura Gosselin was born May 11, 1914 at Tribune. She took her schooling at Tribune and lived there most of her life. In May, 1932 she married Alexander Gosselin. They moved to Weyburn when Alex retired from the CPR where they have resided until her passing on May 8. Funeral service was held Friday, May 12, at 3:00 pm. from Hastings-Dionne Funeral Chapel, Weyburn, with Bill Corkum officiating minister. Interment followed in Green Acres Memorial Gardens, Weyburn. Members of her family were pallbearers.
- Frances Ada (nee Harrison). On Wednesday, Dec. 20, 2000, Frances Ada Grant, late of Weyburn, passed away at the age of 78 years. Predeceased by her parents: Charles and Frances Harrison, sister-in-law: Marion Harrison and one niece. Ada is survived by three daughters: Joan (Bill) Harder of Yellow Grass; Sylvia (Phil) Smith of Kelowna, BC; Kaye (Paul) Baudria of Weyburn; five grandchildren: Brenda Turner of Weyburn; Ken Harder of Regina; Carmen and Wade Smith of BC; Chad (Shelley) Baudria of Weyburn; two great-grandchildren: Wayne and Amanda Turner of Weyburn; one brother: Fred Harrison of Tisdale; and one nephew, Wayne Harrison of Tisdale. Ada was born in Calgary on January 1, 1922. She spent her childhood years around Tisdale area until she married and moved to Eyebrow, SK. In the early 50's, she pursued her dream of becoming a hairdresser and moved to Weyburn in 1960, where she had a successful career. She retired in 1990, but was always there to help whenever needed. She loved gardening, cooking and especially her family. Ada was a member of the Allie Griffin Unit of United Church Women and an active life member in the Alexandria Rebekah Lodge. Ada was always there to help whoever needed help, whether to extend a hand, lend an ear or to run errands. Well-known and loved by many and will be missed by all. In keeping with Ada's wishes, there will be no funeral service. Cremation will take place with a private family burial at a later date in Tisdale.
- Kathleen (nee Kraft). "Kay" passed on to a better place on October 23, 2003, at the age of 65. Kay was predeceased by her husband Edward, parents Jacob and Amelia Kraft, her brother Jack Kraft and her niece Rhonda Ricard. She is lovingly remembered by her children: Michele (Robert) MacKay of Saskatoon and children: Aaron, Kimberly and Shawna; Murray Grant of Edmonton, AB; Donald (Chrystal) Grant of Saskatoon and children: Jenna, Caitlin and Alanna; Thomas Grant of Vancouver, BC; John (Julie) Grant of Saskatoon and children: Nicole and Edward. She leaves to mourn, her sister Joan Vanbrek of Regina, sister-in-law, Betty of St. Albert, AB, sister Millie (Roland) Blain of Calgary, AB, brother Frank (Brenda) Kraft of Morinville, AB, and numerous nieces and nephews. Because of her life-long love of children it was no surprise when Kay chose teaching as her profession. She is still spoken of with admiration by her first students at St. Andrews School in Regina. In Kay's healthy years she was a wonderful friend to many people. She was always willing to lend a helping hand and was a gracious hostess. Family was very important to Kay - she was the glue that kept them all together. In recent years Kay looked forward to visits from friends and family - especially those precious grandchildren! The family would like to thank Weyburn Souris Valley Hospital and all staff members for the wonderful care they gave Kay for so many years. Also a huge "Thank You" to family and friends for their support. Special thanks to Orlanda and Jerry Mainil and family and to Darell and Delois Sunde - your continuous support helps us so much! A visitation was held at 7:30 p.m. Monday, October 27 from the chapel of Assurance Funeral Services, Weyburn. A funeral mass was celebrated at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, October 28 from St. Vincent de Paul Church in Weyburn. Interment was at Hillcrest Cemetery, Weyburn.
- Ellen Margaret (nee Lane) Kalman Gray passed peacefully from our world and into the Hands of the Lord, Saturday, April 4th, 2009, her beloved husband, Allan by her side. Grieving but celebrating Ellen's 91 years are their loving children: Noreen, George and Dorothy, adored grandchildren, Geoffrey, Wendy, Lorelee, Rob, Furman, Susan, Karen and Janet, 23 great grandchildren who joyfully called her Gi Gi, and one great great grandchild. Ellen grew up on the Lane family farm with four brothers and one sister. Father, George passed away very young and Mother, Bessie raised her lads and lassies through difficult times on the North Weyburn farm. George Balint Kalman was Ellen's first husband, they married November 8th, 1938 and lived in Weyburn until his passing in 1984. In their retirement years they rode Honda SL 90's full leathers! During these years she was active with the I.O.D.E. projects like fund raising, and amazing puppet shows. For 20 years the Souris Valley Hospital was where she worked. Starting at the hospital as a Porter and at the time of her retirement she was happily working in the diet kitchen. She was an ardent bridge player, champion bowler, puzzle pro, square and round dancer. It was at dancing she and Allan met. Ellen was a novice, Allan an accomplished dancer, caller and teacher. He thought she had potential, she thought he was a most wonderful gentleman. They married October 7, 1989 and danced their way across Canada with the Crown Victoria. Left to cherish her memory is a younger brother, David his wife Gladys, and many nieces and nephews. Your memory is our keepsake with which we'll never part. God has you in His keeping we have you in our heart. Grateful appreciation to Dr. Roy, the loving, compassionate Staff and extended family at Crocus Plains Villa, Rev. John Ferrier for his guidance and support, Fletcher Funeral Chapel, and many wonderful friends. Memorial Tributes may be made directly to the Family Place, Weyburn. Funeral services were held Wednesday, April 8, 2009 at 2:00 pm from Fletcher Funeral Chapel, Weyburn with Rev. John Ferrier officiating. Interment followed in Hillcrest Cemetery, Weyburn. Pallbearers were: Rob Kalman, Gord Busch, Jim Hoff, Janet Carnegie, Jerry Ponto, and Bob Tremnel.
- Maurice Edwin 'Bud' Greer passed away peacefully at St. Paul's Hospital on January 26, 2006 with his family by his side. Bud was born on June 27, 1932. He was predeceased by his parents Ted and Irma and two infant sisters. Bud is survived by his wife Katie and his children: Jim (Marianne) Greer, Sheila (Larry) Eskdale, Darlene (Joe) Nast, Rena (Don) Mazer, Ken (Karen) Greer and Catherine (Luther) Poier; 19 grandchildren and eight great grandchildren. Bud leaves to mourn his brothers: Fr. Ken Greer, Wes (Kay) Greer, Gerry (Wyn) Greer; sisters: Eileen Barber and Sharon Greer, as well as numerous nieces and nephews. Bud devoted his life to farming in the Ceylon area. In 1991 the couple moved to Weyburn and in 2001 relocated to Saskatoon. A celebration of Bud's life was held on Friday, February 3 at 2 p.m. at Park Funeral Home, Saskatoon. Bud's ashes will be buried at Ceylon Cemetery at a later date.
- Anna Helena, late of Weyburn, passed away on Tuesday, March 22, 2005 at the age of 93 years. She was predeceased by her parents, mother Anne (1949), father John (1952); her husband, Robert James (1973); brother, John (1983); brother-in-law, Charles Vanneste (1986); sister, Letitia Vanneste (2003); nephew Vern Paulger (1998). Helena is survived by her nephews, John (Margaret) Vanneste, Norman (Linda) Vanneste, all of Langenburg; Orville (Connie) Vanneste, North Battleford; her nieces, Emilie Paulger, Chilliwack, BC, Yvonne (John) Burant, Melville, Carole (Mark) Silliker, Glasgow, Montana, Mary Ellen Murray, Regina, Karen (Al) MacPhee, Weyburn, Pat Zinke, Kalispell, Montana, sisters-in-law, Honey Gregg, Toronto, ON, and Cecilia McLarty, Regina, along with many great nieces and nephews. Anna Helena Gregg was born in Weyburn, December 25, 1911. She received her education attending Colleen School and later on Weyburn Collegiate. Helena entered St. Michael's School of Nursing in 1934. Following her graduation in 1937 she nursed at St. Michael's for the next 36 years, except for a six month period when she nursed at the Children's Hospital in Toronto, ON. Throughout her career Helena worked as floor nurse, head nurse and also as supervisor. In 1947 she married Robert James Gregg and together the couple lived in Toronto, ON and later moved to an acreage at Guelph, ON. Helena returned to Weyburn following the death of her husband Bob. She moved in 1983 to Bison Manor in Weyburn and resided there until her passing. Funeral mass was held Monday, March 28 at 2:00 p.m. in St. Vincent de Paul Roman Catholic Church, Weyburn, with Fr. Gerry Bauche officiating. Interment will follow at a later date in Eden Mills Cemetery, Eden Mills, ON. All in attendance are considered honorary pallbearers.
- Dennis Francis Victor. On Saturday, February 6, 1999, Dennis Francis Victor Gregory, late of Weyburn, passed away at the age of 76 years. Predeceased by his wife, Lois Agnes; his parents Joseph and Deborah Gregory; two brothers: Larry and Mark Gregory; and three sisters; Chris, Deborah and Grace. Dennis is survived by his children: Dennene (Barry) Burton; Jack (Janet) Gregory; Dennis (Dianne) Gregory, all of Calgary; and Paul (Louanne) Gregory of Regina; seven grandchildren; one great grandchild; four sisters: Jean (Ike) Buckner of Weyburn; Florence Rozon of Assiniboia; Lillian (George) Dexter of Calgary; and Louise Stoughton of Vancouver; as well as many nieces and nephews. Dennis was born January 29, 1923 at Weyburn, the youngest of a family of 10, seven girls and three boys. His father was J.D. Gregory, a painter and decorator in Weyburn. He received his schooling in Weyburn, graduating from Weyburn Collegiate Institute in 1939, and attended R.A.F. Wireless school in Montreal. During the war he was a radio mechanic in the R.A.F. stationed in Montreal, Lachine Quebec, and coastal BC. On August 24, 1946, Dennis married Lois Bracey in Verwood, SK. They lived a brief time in Dauphin, MB, then moved to Weyburn where Dennis was the manager of the Eaton's Store from the mid 1950's until the store closure in 1987. Dennis was widely read in local and national topics, he enjoyed reading about local history and travel. Dennis was a member of the Royal Canadian Legion and the Knights of Columbus, as well as a member of St. Vincent de Paul Parish. The funeral mass was held Saturday, February 13 at 10:00 a.m. from St. Vincent de Paul Roman Catholic Church, Weyburn with Father John Mock celebrant. Interment followed in Green Acres Memorial Gardens, Weyburn. All those in attendance were considered to be honorary pallbearers. The active pallbearers were: John Sabourin, Larry Dally, Mark Belanger, Don Grant, Mark Gregory and Ken Dean. The Royal Canadian Legion Branch #47 held a Last Post Service.
- Ruth Irene (nee McGowan) passed away suddenly on September 27, 2003 at the Regina General Hospital. Ruth was born November 6, 1914 in Yorkton to Sargent and Elizabeth McGowan. She moved to Weyburn with her family and lived on the family farm. She married Willie Grohn on August 18, 1940 in Sylvan Lake, AB. After a few years in Alberta where Willie played with an orchestra, they moved back to Weyburn to live on the Grohn farm. They resided there until four years ago when they moved into Weyburn. Ruth is survived by her husband, Willie, daughters: Wendy Leigh and Carole McGowan; sons: Terry (Marie) Grohn and Bud (Susan) Grohn; grandchildren: Ari & Leah Wahl, Casey Glimm, Jodi (Ivan) Ottenbreit, Aaron (Amanda) Grohn, Alexis (Travis Patrick) Grohn and Kris Grohn; great grandchildren: Julie Grohn, Karl and Nathan Ottenbreit and Dalman Patrick as well as numerous nieces and nephews. Ruth is predeceased by her parents, James & Elizabeth McGowan; son, William Brian Grohn; brothers: Norman McGowan and Sargent McGowan; sister, Elizabeth McGowan. Funeral service was held on Thursday, October 2 at 2:00 p.m. from the Knox Presbyterian Church, Weyburn, with Rev. John Ferrier officiating. Interment followed in the Griffin cemetery.
- Terry Thomas. On Thursday, August 30, 2007, Terry Thomas Grohn of Weyburn, passed away suddenly at the age of 60 years. Terry was predeceased by his mother, Ruth Irene (nee McGowan) Grohn, one brother, Brian Grohn, and by his grandparents. He will be lovingly remembered by his wife of 38 years, Marie Grohn of Weyburn, and their son, Aaron Grohn (Ang) of Weyburn, and his two children, Julie and Jett Grohn; his father, Willie Grohn of Weyburn; two sisters, Wendy Leigh of Edmonton, AB and Carole McGowan of Nanimo, BC; one brother, Bud (Susan) Grohn of Weyburn; a special son and business partner, Kevin (Laura) Allen and their children, Emma and Donavon of Leduc, AB; sisters-in-law, Marj (Ross) Douglas of Weyburn, and Marilyn (Garth) Charlton of Weyburn; as well as numerous nieces, nephews, cousins and friends. Terry Thomas Grohn was born March 22, 1947 at Weyburn. He was raised on the farm at Hume, where he enjoyed riding the horses, sledding down the roof of the barn after a big snowfall, helping with seeding and harvesting, hanging out at Club 13, and playing baseball and hockey. Terry attended public school in Weyburn at Queen Elizabeth and Assiniboia public schools and the Weyburn Collegiate Institute. He played Junior B hockey in high school and Senior hockey with the Town and Country Raiders. After graduation, Terry went on to school at NAIT in Edmonton, AB and received his certificate in Electronic Technology, later obtaining his electrical papers. He worked for SaskTel in Saskatoon for seven months, and then Sam Murray offered him a job with Canada Wire and Cable. On August 9, 1969, Terry married Marie Barnes in Weyburn. He spent many hours on the golf course after learning the game from Marie's dad. Terry started Industrial Electric in Weyburn, which he ran for 37 years. His happiest day was when Aaron started his business here in Weyburn with Kevin Allen joining them. Comtech and Industrial Electric continue working together. Terry loved all sports whether it be playing or watching, but the most fun he had was spending time with his two precious grandchildren, who were the love of his life. Riding his Harley with Don, Donnie, Wilf, Wally, Al and Walter was his favorite pastime. He treasured each and every ride. Terry was involved in minor Hockey and did a term as president as well as coached Aaron's teams while he was in school. Terry and Marie loved to travel through the States on his treasured Harley Davidson bike or with the 5th wheel trailer. Skiing was one of their favorite winter pastimes. Their most enjoyable times were spent with family, and they were happy to make Weyburn their home. A Memorial Service was held Wednesday, September 5, 2007 at 2:00 p.m. from Knox Presbyterian Church, Weyburn, with Rev. John Ferrier officiating. Interment followed in Hillcrest Cemetery, Weyburn. All his staff were considered pallbearers and many close friends were honorary pallbearers.
- Eleanor Regina (nee Schneider) November 24, 1934 June 18, 2009. With love and fondest memories we announce the passing of Eleanor, at the age of 74, after a brief but courageous battle with cancer. Eleanor was born near Weyburn to Marie and Mike Schneider. She married her best friend Ken Grondin on June 2, 1956 and together had 4 children; Bruce (Bonnie) Grondin, Summerside, Prince Edward Island, Barry (Debbie) Grondin, Calgary, Alberta, Kevin (Yvonne) Grondin, Houston, Texas and Colleen (Brian) Pederson, Drumheller, Alberta; 5 grandchildren; (Bryce, Adelle, Jessica, Marissa and Billy) and 2 great grandchildren (Kyle and Cooper). She is also survived by her brother Charles (Margaret) Schneider, nieces, nephews and cousins. She was predeceased by her parents Mike and Marie Schneider and her brother Gerald. Eleanor was full of life and enjoyed it most when spending time with her family and friends. She welcomed people into her home and was a wonderful hostess making everyone feel special. Much of her time was spent volunteering, generously donating her time. We all love and will miss her. A Celebration of her Life was held at St. Stephen's Catholic Church, Olds, at 12:00 noon on Monday, June 22, 2009.
- Amelia (nee Wagner), lived for 95 years from January 29, 1907 to April 12, 2002. Predeceased by her loving husband, Anthony in 1986; sons: Phillip and Adolph; sisters: Grace, Rose and Katie; great grandchildren: Alicia, Cassandra and Casey. Survived and greatly loved by her son, Peter (Genny); sisters: Ida and Jenny; grandchildren: Tony, Pat (Joanne), Tony (Sophie), Susan (Richard), Rodney (Tammy), Brian (Bonnie); great grandchildren: Jackie, Joseph, Collette, Amanda, Allyson, Sarah, Kevin, Christopher, Joshua, Shannon, Sarah, Kaley, Sabrina; great great grandchildren: Charmaine, Jillian, Melissa, David, Jordan and Dawson as well as numerous nieces and nephews. Amelia was born January 29, 1907 at Colonsey. She was raised in rural Saskatchewan near Saskatoon and took her schooling to grade eight at Colonsey. She resided with her parents until her marriage to Anthony Gross in 1927 at Colonsey. Amelia was the postmistress at Bergfield and a housewife and caregiver to the handicapped. They lived at Bergfield for 23 years, Halbrite for 16 years, Weyburn for 24 years and in Regina for 15 years. Amelia was a member of the Catholic Women's League. She enjoyed rug hooking, embroidery, sewing and cards. She was very proud of the birth of her first great great grandchild, Charmaine, Collette's daughter, making them a five generation family. She will be remembered as a very loving mother and grandmother. Funeral service was held Monday, April 15 from St. Vincent de Paul Roman Catholic Church, Weyburn, at 10:30 a.m. with Father Francis Hengen, Celebrant. Interment followed at Hillcrest Cemetery, Weyburn. Active pallbearers were: Patrick Gross, Tony Gross, Rodney Gross, Brian Gross, Joshua Gross and Richard Kaczynski. All those in attendance were considered to be honorary pallbearers.
- Ivy Donelda (nee Grams), late of Weyburn, passed away Friday June 17, 2011, at the age of 81 years. Ivy was predeceased by her parents, Hulda and Emil Grams; brothers and sisters-in-law; numerous nieces and nephews. Ivy is survived by her husband Herb, Weyburn; her daughter, Laurel, Minot, ND, and her children, Sydney and Hannah; her son Gary (Misty), Weyburn, and their children, Paige, Taylor, Jared and Maggie; sister, Audrey (Bill) Sanguin, Brooks, AB; brother, Arthur Grams, Regina; sisters and brother-in-law: Linda Byam, Ft. MacLeod, AB, Ruth Schultz, Weyburn, Martha McFadden, Weyburn, Betty Grams, Weyburn, and Rudy Grams, Lethbridge, AB as well as numerous nieces and nephews. Ivy was born in Weyburn on November 18, 1929. As a young child Ivy’s family moved from Saskatchewan to British Columbia settling first at Trail, BC and thereafter in Fruitvale, BC. In her teen years, Ivy babysat, packed cherries and delivered newspapers to earn her own money for spending, clothing and school books. Upon graduation from highschool, Ivy completed a one year business school. She accepted employment for a lumber company from 1949-1951 in Nelson, BC. Ivy’s family had returned to Saskatchewan and she returned with them. She worked in the Creamery in Weyburn for a short time and then was employed by the the Saskatchewan Hospital from 1952-1953. On July 16, 1953, Ivy married Herb Grams at Zion Lutheran Church. They farmed north of McTaggart and in 1961 they moved west of Cedoux and continued to farm. Their children Laurel and Gary were raised on the farm. Ivy maintained a spotless home, planted a huge garden and preserved much of the produce every year. She also worked very hard helping Herb on the farm, especially during seeding and harvest. The family moved into Weyburn in 1976 where she has resided since. Ivy loved to travel and enjoyed visiting Europe on several different occasions, Hawaii and Western Canada. She loved to go biking, walking, dancing and looked forward to playing cards with good friends. She enjoyed doing embroidery, word finds and reading. Ivy committed her life to working on the farm and raising her family. In her retirement, Ivy’s favourite past time was spending time with family and she especially treasured time spent with her grandchildren. Prayers were held on Wednesday, June 22 at 7:30 p.m. from RD Family Funeral Chapel, Weyburn. A funeral service for Ivy was held on Thursday, June 23 at 1:30 p.m. from Zion Lutheran Church, Weyburn with Pastor Martin Olson, officiating. Interment to follow at Hillcrest Cemetery, Weyburn. Active pallbearers were Harry Reich, James Reich, Doug Grams, Gerry Sanguin, Julian Chinski and Maynard Chinski. Honorary pallbearers were all in attendance.
- Reinhold Werner 'Reiny'. On Tuesday, April 28th, 2009, Reinhold Werner (Reiny) Grams of Weyburn passed away at the Regina General Hospital at the age of 75 years. Reiny was predeceased by his parents, Emil and Pauline Grams; one brother, Lou; and six sisters: Elsie, Gunda, Emma, Millie, Matilda and Evelyn. Reiny will be lovingly remembered by his wife of 53 years, Betty of Weyburn; and their family, five children: James (Susan) Grams of Weyburn, and their family, Candace (George) Wilson of Carstairs, AB and their children, Anna, Chloe and Alexander; Melissa Grams and Peter Grams; Peggy Grams (Glen) of Weyburn; Doug (Linda) Grams of Weyburn and their family, Jason and Kelsey Grams; David Grams (Trudy) of Weyburn and their family, Cassandra and Byron Shangraw; and Greg (Kathy) Grams of Weyburn; brothers and sisters: Linda Byam, Ruth Schultz, Martha McFadden, Herb (Ivy) Grams, and Rudy (Ann) Grams and numerous nieces, nephews, great nieces and great nephews, cousins and friends. Reiny was born August 10th, 1933 at McTaggart. He was raised on the family farm six miles North of McTaggart and attended the Waverly Country School three miles NW of the farm. The family attended Yellow Grass Lutheran Church, where he was confirmed. In 1953 he moved to Weyburn, where he met Betty May Figgitt of Balcarres. They were married January 7, 1956 in Weyburn. They moved to Fillmore where Reiny was the town Barber and ran the pool hall from 1956 to 1957. They then moved to Weyburn where he also ran the pool hall and barbered. He also started farming in the early sixties, until his retirement in 2000. Reiny's main hobby was playing pool until his eye sight started to fail. Betty and Reiny enjoyed dancing at the Legion dances and travelling every winter down south with a group of friends called the Happy Tour Gang, until 1991 when the grandchildren started arriving. They visited family and friends wherever they may be, right up to his passing. He enjoyed spending time with and teasing all his grandchildren and great grandchildren and all his nieces and nephews, as well as his grand-kittens. Reiny could be found on coffee row every morning at Papa Jack's, and was an avid Hockey fan of any team except Montreal. He also was good at fixing pool tables. They also enjoyed going to Craven, Nashville and Branson to listen to Country Music. Reiny was a member of the Elks and the Royal Canadian Legion Weyburn Branch #47. He will be lovingly remembered and sadly missed by all he knew and loved. A memorial service was held Monday, May 4th, 2009 at 2:00 p.m. from Zion Lutheran Church, Weyburn with Pastor Martin Olson officiating. The Eulogy was given by his sister-in-law, Delores Figgitt. Interment will be at a later date.
- C. Peter. We are saddened by the passing of C. Peter Grimm at the age of 69. Predeceased by his wife Ricki Grimm (nee Krawczyk). Peter is survived by his sisters: Toni (Ian) and Jean (George); daughter Erica (Craig) and son Paul (Kim), grandchildren Daniel, Amadea, David and Laura. He was always a happy guy. He shared his joy in music with many people. He was a member of numerous bands and orchestras from the Intensely Vigorous College 9 in Saskatoon, to the Regina Lions Band organization, to the Sunday morning music group at St. Vincent de Paul. He leaves behind a very special friend and soul mate Irma McGugan and her children and grandchildren. In the last years of his life they brought him much happiness. He was a pharmacist. First with Pinders then at Souris Valley Regional Care Centre. He shared his love of life with patients, clients and staff. After he retired he could be seen playing tennis or at one of the many cultural and music events he was fond of. He leaves behind many friends. The room is quiet. The band has left the stage. Prayers for C. Peter Grimm were said Monday, December 6, at St. Vincent de Paul Roman Catholic Church, Weyburn at 8:30 p.m. Funeral mass was said Tuesday, December 7 at St. Vincent de paul Roman Catholic Church at 10:30 a.m. with Fr. F. Hengen celebrant. Interment followed at Hillcrest Cemetery, Weyburn. Pallbearers were Jerry Aboa, Joe Dufour, Leo Leydon, Paul Grimm, Terry Cuddington and Laurie Giroux. Honor Guard was formed by the Knights of Columbus.
- Craig “Megs” Melvin passed away on Friday, June 13, 2014 at the age of 64 years. He was predeceased by his parents, Melvin and Doris Guest. He leaves to mourn his two daughters, Trena Guest of Calgary, AB and Jessica Guest of Regina, SK; grandson, Colin Guest of Calgary, AB; 3 brothers, Brian (Marie) Guest, Garth (Sue) Guest and Vincent Cartier (Lisa); 2 sisters, Janet (Curtis) Kosior and Bonnie (Conrad) Porath; sister-in-law, Betty Guest as well as numerous nieces, nephews and friends. A Memorial Service will be held on Wednesday, June 18, 2014 at 2:00 p.m. from the Grace United Church, Weyburn, Saskatchewan with Rev. M. Barnabas officiating. Interment will follow in Green Acres Memorial Gardens, Weyburn, Sask.
- Earl Gordon Guest, late of Weyburn, passed away on Wednesday, March 16, 2005 at the age of 82. Earl was predeceased by his parents, Ran and Minnie Guest; his sisters, Eleanor Guest and Olive Page; his brothers, Lyle, Floyd, Hugh, Melvin and Allen; and his granddaughter, Janis. He leaves to mourn his loving wife, Irene, of 51 years; his sons, Wayne (Chris) and family, Michael, Dana and Mark of St. Albert, AB, Dean (Caroline) of Estevan and family, Tricia (Blaine) of St. Albert, AB, and Lisa and Deanne of Estevan, and Terry (Denise) and family, Darcy, Stephanie and Shaun of Weyburn and his daughter, Connie (Carl) Hradecky and son, Alex of Laguna Niguel, California; his sister, Irene Medley, Regina; his brother, Neil (Sylvia), Calgary; sisters-in-law, Inez Guest, Trossachs, Penny Guest, Saskatoon, and Dorothy Slater, Regina; brother-in-law, Albert (Gloria) Slater, Red Deer, AB; and many nieces, nephews, great-nieces and nephews and cousins. Earl Gordon Guest was born on February 15, 1923 at the home of his parents, Ran and Minnie Guest, south east of Trossachs. He was the seventh child in a family of nine. Earl received his schooling at Rockfield, then started farming with his father and went on his own in 1946 near his father's homestead. In February of 1954, he married Irene Slater. They had two sons, Wayne and Dean before moving to Arcola in 1960. Their third son, Terry, was born and later Connie arrived. Earl and Irene operated a small mixed farming unit. Earl worked off the farm to enable a better living for his family. In Arcola, Earl was very active in many organizations. He curled and went to many hockey games. He was very involved in the boys' hockey and coached for many years. Earl was a member of the Agricultural Society, I.O.O.F. Lodge and secretary-treasurer of the rink. Dancing was Earl's joy in life and Earl and Irene never missed many of the local dances. Although Earl was a farmer at heart, in 1983, he and Irene moved to Weyburn. Earl was a handyman of many trades. He did carpentry, wiring and plumbing and heating. Many of these trades he passed onto his family. He often helped his families and neighbours if they needed any remodeling done. After retiring from Huebner Plumbing as a bookkeeper, Earl and Irene started traveling. They went to the Maritimes, Hawaii, California and BC. While traveling to Phoenix in 1992 with good friends, Tony and Irene Schmidt, Earl suffered a severe stroke which changed his lifestyle. With strong determination he was able to continue his coffee row, card games, watching Blue Jay games and, of course, visiting with his many friends and family. He was still able and enjoyed working in the yard and, of course, with Irene's help he was kept busy trying to keep his scooter in fine tune. It was important to keep the scooter in good shape for all the grandchildren to drive around the block and to the 7-11 to stock up on movies and junk food. Last summer, Earl and Irene celebrated their 50th Anniversary which was a very happy and memorable time for Earl. His family with daughters-in-law and son-in-law always came first in his life. Earl had many nieces and nephews. They were all very important to him. Earl will always be remembered for his great sense of humor. Right to the end he kept the nurses amused. When he was told of his short time to live, he joked with his grandson that he wouldn't get his 10 year warranty use from his pacemaker. The family would like to extend a very special thank you to all Earl's friends for their many visits, calls, love and support through the last few months. The Service of Remembrance for Earl Guest was held on Friday, March 18 at 2:00 p.m. at Grace United Church, Weyburn, with Gary W. Goran officiating. Interment followed at Green Acres Memorial Gardens, Weyburn, Saskatchewan.
- Ronald John Guider born June 8, 1957, passed away Sunday, August 12, 2001 at Souris Valley Regional Care Centre, Weyburn, at the age of 44 years. Predeceased by his father John in 1991 and infant sister Kathy in 1958. Survived by mother, Ruth of Souris Valley Regional Care Centre, Weyburn. Two brothers, Doug Forseth, Weyburn; Gary Forseth, Weyburn, his sons: Steven and Henry, Melville; one sister Sharon Forseth, Weyburn, her four children: Ed (Rhonda), Weyburn, Brad (Ruth), Entwistle, AB, and his children: Marissa, Dylan and Stefan; Sheila, Weyburn, and her children: Shaylynn, Kaitlin, Taylor and Bailey; Jay, Weyburn. A small private graveside service was held at 2:00 p.m. Thursday, August 16, at Hillcrest Cemetery, Weyburn, with Pastor Wally Frank officiating.
- Mary Gertrude (nee Mus), late of Weyburn, passed away on Sunday, June 26, 2011 at the age of 94 years. Mary Gunia was born in Fox Valley in 1917, the youngest child in a family of seven. When she was seven years old her mother passed away and Mary was raised primarily by her sister Agnes. The family moved to Cedoux soon after and it was there that she grew up and received her education. Cedoux was a tight knit Polish community and she met Edwin “Pete” Gunia. They married November 16, 1942 and rented farm land until 1950 when they purchased the Red and White Store. Running the general store gave both the opportunity to make close friendships which lasted a lifetime. The Gunia home was often a beehive of activity as friends and family gathered weekends to visit. Mary was well known as a fabulous cook and with short notice put out meals of cabbage rolls, perogies, homemade sausage and homemade bread, wild mushroom gravy and vegetables fresh from her garden. Often desert was one of her wonderful cinnamon buns or apple pies, a favourite of her granddaughters. When they retired, Pete and Mary moved to Weyburn and for the first time in her life she enjoyed the big city comforts not available in rural Saskatchewan. They lived on Dieppe Street until Pete passed away 19 years ago. Mary then moved to an apartment and lived there until she was 92. Mary was a devoted mother. She truly enjoyed spending time with her grandchildren, Joss and Torrie, and more recently with her great grandchildren, calling Reese a munchkin and laughing as they pulled toys from the toy box at Crocus Villa where she lived for the past two years. Mary was predeceased by her parents, Jan Mus and Franciska Siwirza; her husband, Edwin “Pete” Gunia; brother, Joseph, John, Frank and Ignacy; sisters, Agnes and Katie and great grandson, Gage Smith. She is survived by her son, Larry Gunia (Crystal) of Salmon Arm, BC; granddaughters, Jocelin Gunia (Terry Martin) of Radville and Torrie Gunia of Regina; great grandchildren, Reese Gunia, Amanda Martin, Courtney Martin and Jordyn Martin as well as numerous nieces, nephews, friends and relatives. A funeral mass was held on Saturday, July 2 at 11:00 AM from St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church, Weyburn with Father Gerry Bauche celebrating. Interment followed in Hillcrest Cemetery, Weyburn. Prayers were said on Friday, July 1 at 7:00 PM from Fletcher Funeral Chapel, Weyburn. Pallbearers were: David Leck, Dennis Mus, Glenn Tollefson, Jerry Goski, Terry Martin and Glen Istace.
- Beth (nee Harder) August 15, 1931 - November 10, 2012. With great sadness we announce the peaceful passing of Beth, dear mother, grandmother, great grandmother, sister and friend. Her battle with cancer was fought with courage, dignity and grace, and she was an inspiration to all of us who watched her take on this challenge. Beth was born in northern Saskatchewan and moved to Weyburn at the age of 18. She spent 37 years working as a nurse and laboratory aide at the Weyburn Union Hospital. Beth moved to Fort Smith, Northwest Territories at the age of 81 to spend her last days with her precious daughter and family. She will be known for her fear of the Lord and a desire to do God’s work. Beth will be remembered for her love of nature, fresh clean air and water. A desired accomplishment in her last days was the purchase of a well to supply clean accessible water for a village in Africa. Beth was predeceased by her parents, Frank and Annie Harder; her husband, Witold (Mike) Gurajdowski and her sisters, Mary Erickson, Nettie Reardon and Ann Robertson. Beth will be lovingly remembered by her daughter, Joan and her husband, Dennis Bevington; grandchildren, Nicholas and his wife Alexandra, Anneliese and her husband, Brandon Kikoak; great grandchildren, Jonah, Jacob and Ava Bevington and Liliana, Elizabeth, Sebastien and Solenn Kikoak; sisters and brothers, Ben, Margaret (Ron), Bernice (Harvey), Stella (Norm), Lillian (Bill), Henry (Elaine), John (Maxine), Martha (Earl), Peter (Darlene) and Bill (Marilyn); 46 nieces and nephews as well as numerous extended family and many dear friends. A funeral service for Beth was held on Saturday, November 17 at 2:00 PM from Fletcher Funeral Chapel, Weyburn with Pastor Dennis Hall officiating. Interment took place at Green Acres Memorial Gardens, Weyburn.
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- Brendan Neil Hack passed away at the Regina General Hospital, Regina, Sask. on Tuesday, October 4, 2011 at the age of 22 years. Brendan was predeceased by his grandfather, Daniel Procyk of Fillmore. Brendan will be lovingly remembered by his mother and father, Linda & Gary of Weyburn; brother, Derek of Weyburn, and nephew, Zayden of Medicine Hat, AB; sister, Jessica (Perry Zacharias) of Weyburn; special friend, Jordan McNeill of Weyburn; grandparents, Robert & Dorothy Hack of Weyburn; grandmother, Genevieve Procyk of Fillmore; aunts & uncles, Barb (Joe) Klein of Weyburn & family; Gord (Cheryl) Hack and family of Weyburn; Deb Procyk of Weyburn; Rick (Vickie) Procyk of Fillmore, and family; Joan (Dan) McNaughton and family of Eastend; Elanor (Lucien) Lepage of Montmarte, and family; Roger (Joan) Procyk and family of Fillmore; Gord (Bernadette) Procyk and family of Regina; Robert (Christine) Procyk of Fillmore; Mary (Mike) Malach and family of Virden, MB; Andrew (Tracy) Procyk and family of Carlyle, as well as extended family and many good friends. Brendan was born in Weyburn on February 6, 1989 to Gary and Linda Hack. He was raised in Weyburn, going to school at St. Dominic Savio Elementary, St. Michaels Junior High School and the Weyburn Comprehensive High School, where he graduated in 2007. During high school he worked at different part time jobs and once he graduated he went to work in the oilfield. Brendan worked at several different oilfield jobs trying to find his place and finally settled at Advance Drilling-Rig nine. He recently said that not only was he happy with his crew, but that the entire rig was great. As he was growing up he enjoyed playing hockey for eleven years earning a reputation as an aggressive, hard-hitting player. He was also a member of the Saskatchewan High School Rodeo Association, participating in bareback and saddle bronc riding, as well as his favourite event, team roping. Brendan enjoyed ski-dooing, quading dirt biking and wake boarding. He loved his horses and training, riding and team roping with his Dad and various friends. He will be missed by his dog Cujo who loved nothing better than romping and rolling on the grass with him. Brendan worked hard and played hard, loved his family and friends, and will be sorely missed by all. He will always be our Brenno. A prayer service was held on Friday, October 7 at 7:00 pm at St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church, Weyburn. The funeral mass was celebrated on Saturday, October 8 at 11:00 AM from St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church with Father Gerry Bauche celebrating. Interment followed at Green Acres Memorial Garden, Weyburn.
- Garry Peter. It is with great sorrow that the family announces the passing of our beloved husband, father and papa, Garry Peter Hahn, late of Weyburn. Garry was born on March 15, 1951 and passed away on Saturday October 29, 2011 at the age of 60 years. Garry was predeceased by his parents, Louis and Mary Hahn; father and mother-in-law, Ed and Vi Scheirer. Garry is survived and will be greatly missed by his wife and best friend, Carol Hahn, Weyburn, whom he shared the past 34 years of his life with; his son, Darcy (Ashley) Hahn and his precious grandson, Jakob, who is his little sunshine, Weyburn; one sister, Betty (John) Doroshuk, Lethbridge, AB; three brothers: Jack (Doreen) Hahn, Yorkton, Walter (Elaine) Hahn, Grenfell, Richard (Marie) Hahn, Burnaby, BC; brother-in-law, Lyle Scheirer (Frances), Edmonton, AB; sister-in-law, Judy (Garry) Rink, Grenfell, as well as many dear and loved nieces, nephews and friends. Garry will be remembered for always having a smile on his face and for his unique giggle. Garry loved to spend time with his family. He had a passion for the outdoors, he loved to hunt gophers and coyotes. Summer or winter he loved to fish. Garry loved to build different things. He was always in his shed making shelves, gates, tables, toy boxes and many other wood working projects. No project was ever too big. Garry worked various jobs, all being with sand and gravel. In the oilfeild Garry’s passion was mowing grass, even in the snow. He was employed with Carson Energy Services until his passing. A funeral service for Garry was held on Wednesday, November 2 at 11:00 a.m. from RD Family Funeral Chapel, Weyburn with Martin Olson, officiating. Interment followed at Green Acres Memorial Gardens, Weyburn. Pallbearers were Darrell Branvold, Lyle Schmidt, Ken Freeman, Rick Scott, Keith Mazenc and Rick Hahn. Honorary pallbearers were all in attendance.
- Devin Blair Hala, late of Weyburn, passed away April 23, 2013, at the age of 45 years. Devin was predeceased by his father, Gerald Hala; nephew, Samuel Fleming; grandparents: Christina and Al Hoeving, Ernestine and Jacob Beck. Devin is survived by his wife, Jo-Anne and their children: Kade and Macie, Weyburn; Devin’s children: Melissa and Michelle, Estevan; his mother, Doreen Hala, Weyburn; his brother, Chris (Heather) Hala, Weyburn and family: Landon, Chad, Stevie, Alex and Braden; his sister Natosha (Kevin Fleming) Hala, Griffin and family: Jacob and Anthony; his mother and father-in-law: Kelly Ann and Bob Schad, Weyburn; brother-in-law, Rob Schad, Blackfalds, AB; sister-in-law, Stacy (Ryan) Muxlow, Weyburn and family: Kegan, Mason, Zander and Lawson as well as many relatives and friends. Devin grew up working hard on the family farm. He learned to do all the things that came with farm life. He grew up hunting but always had a soft spot for animals. If Devin could catch it, it became a pet if only for a little while. Devin was a young man when he started working in the oil patch and went on to have a successful career in the oil industry. He worked with many of the same guys for years. Devin really loved his second family, the “oil patch family”. He had a great deal of respect for the people he worked with. Devin married his best friend Jo-Anne. They were blessed to have spent 15 years loving each other. Devin was a very proud and loving father. He didn’t hesitate to get on the floor to play, or just lay on the couch with his kids. Whether it was on the soccer field, at dance or just watching the parade go by grandma’s house, Devin loved the time together with his family. No matter where his kids were, they were forever on his mind and in his heart. Devin’ s greatest accomplishment will always be his family. Devin’s personality was so big and his smile was infectious. He worked hard and took pride in what he did. Devin was successful at living his life. A celebration of Devin’s life was held on Monday, April 29 at 2:00 p.m. at the Weyburn Curling Rink, Weyburn. A Private Family Interment followed at Hillcrest Cemetery, Weyburn. Pallbearers were Wes Cugnet, Doug Dembiczak, Bill Devins, John Boychuk, Dave Shewchuk, Glen Hala and Brad Gall.
- Karen Lauretta (nee Heintzman) Hala was born June 20, 1942 in Weyburn. She was the only child and the pride and joy of her parents Nick and Marjorie Heintzman. She passed away quietly at Weyburn General Hospital on March 20, 2011. 68 years and 9 months of a life well lived, filled with joy and pain, full of fun and work, full of lessons learned and lessons taught. She took all of her schooling in Weyburn and graduated from Weyburn Collegiate in 1960. Karen was a conscientious student; she enjoyed her studies and achieved high grades. She became an avid reader which became her lifelong passion. No matter where she lived, one would find a stack of books, either recently read or there to be read, piled by her chair. In the closet there would be yet another pile, waiting to be returned to the library. She began piano lessons as a young child and became an accomplished pianist. In 1961 she married Don Hala in Weyburn. They had a wide circle of friends and enjoyed music, parties, skidooing in winter and barbeques in summer. She graduated with distinction from the Sask. Hospital and obtained her Sask. Psychiatric Nurses Diploma in 1963. She took some time off when Dallas was born in 1966 and later Dale in 1968. Karen remained at the Sask. Hospital until 1970. She participated in the changes which saw a large mental hospital reduced to a much smaller psychiatric center. Her organizational skills and reliability were blossoming and she enjoyed her work and her responsibility. That same year the family moved to Calgary and before long she sought employment at the Holy Cross Hospital on the acute Psychiatric ward. Karen as always worked hard and advanced to the position of charge nurse then unit manager. She played a key role in the refurbishment and restructuring of McNabb unit, the new area for psychiatric patients, ever mindful of their needs and that of her staff. Her stress relievers were of course weekend reading and family camping trips to many locations in Southern Alberta. After completing her goals at the Holy, Karen desired new objectives and opportunities and applied to the Foothills Hospital. It wasn’t long before she advanced to the position of unit manager on the acute in-patient unit and once again major renovations were announced. Once again Karen found herself coordinating the treatment of her patients, keeping her staff satisfied and planning the building with the architects. She was later moved to the Psychiatric Day Hospital in a management position. Here she coordinated staff rotations, patient’s group schedules, doctors meetings and budget control. She managed to do so and still maintain the respect of her staff and colleagues. Karen’s footprint remained in many areas of the psychiatric program. Karen then went on to a counselling position at Alberta Alcohol and Drug Abuse Commission (AADAC) in Calgary and within a few years she was indeed the manager of all AADAC services in the city of Calgary. She demonstrated an abiding interest in her staff and clients and made many revisions and improvements to the services offered. She was tough, and fearless, responsible and conscientious. She worked there for over 20 years and AADAC will never forget the name Karen Hala. Upon retirement Karen bought a place in Weyburn for her retirement. She took up gardening, spent time with family, and was finally ready for a more simple life. In February 2010 Karen was diagnosed with a brain tumor. The news crushed her as it did us all. Karen had done everything right and did it all on her own only to find that the simple life just wasn’t in the cards for her. Karen faced her illness with courage, with dignity and with her own matter of fact attitude. It was difficult for her to slowly lose her functions of daily living. She depended on her faithful Aunts Audrey and Tory, Uncle Ron and her cousin Laurie to provide assistance with the chores she could no longer do. When her son Dallas and long time friend Bev Ireland were able to come, she had her lists made out of our chores...ever the organizer was Karen. She did not sugar coat or ignore the circumstances and in that way she was a brave help to us all. Karen always had a very organized plan even in her illness. We can be assured that Karen has been safely shepherded home where she can eternally lie in green pastures and wander beside still waters. She has left us a powerful legacy and we will be forever grateful for having her in our lives. Rest well my friend. We will miss you and we love you. She is survived by her mother Marjorie Heintzman, sons Dallas and Dale and grandsons Nick and Daniel, Aunt Audrey Wilkinson, Aunt and Uncle Ron and Tory Metheral and many cousins. She was predeceased by her father Nick, Uncles Bus Wilkinson, Harvey and Sherwood Metheral. A memorial service was held on Thursday, March 24, 2011 at 2:00 PM from the Grace United Church, Weyburn with Reverend M. Barnabas officiating. Interment followed at Hillcrest Cemetery, Weyburn.
- Mary Margaret (nee Kowalchuk). On Sunday, April 6, 2003, Mary Margaret Hala, late of Weyburn, passed away at Souris Valley Extended Care Centre at the age of 92 years. Predeceased by her parents, Alex and Anna Kowalchuk; her husband, Walter; son, Edward; granddaughter, Diane Kirkpatrick; great grandson, Tyler Dinsmore; great granddaughter, Brittany McKim and five brothers. Mary is survived by her sons: Phillip (Shirley) Hala of Weyburn; Lloyd (Gertie) Hala of Vernon, BC and Don (Rose) of Sylvan Lake, AB; her daughter, Jane (Wayne) Dinsmore of Estevan; daughter-in-law Thelma (Werner) Blum of Kelowna, BC; 16 grandchildren, 32 great grandchildren, and five great great grandchildren; brothers: Stephen (Mary) and William Kowalchuk of Inwood, MB; sisters: Stella Bushell of Stoughton, Jean Chrapchynski of Selkirk, MB; Kathleen Hryciw of Tuelon, MB, Nellie Pitts of Ontario and Jessica Kruchuk of Ontario; brother-in-law, Joe Hala of Saskatoon; sisters-in-law: Francis Kowalchuk and Mary Kowalchuk of Winnipeg; as well as numerous nieces and nephews. Mary was born in Inwood, MB, May 19, 1910 to Alex and Anna Kowalchuk. She was the third of 13 children (seven brothers and five sisters). Mary and Walter were married February 11, 1927 at Tuelon, MB. They resided at Yeomans, SK where Edward and Phillip were born. They moved to the Talmage area and then on to Hume where Lloyd, Jane and Donald were born. They farmed from 1931 until 1959 in the Hume farming district. Mary enjoyed gardening and was kept busy with cooking for the family and hired help. She always had the coffee or teapot ready at a moment's notice for anyone who happened to drop in for a visit. In 1959 they moved from the farm into Weyburn, where the city employed Walter, and Mary worked at the Town and Country and Voyageur Restaurant until their retirement in 1972. They continued to enjoy gardening and growing flowers; the neighbours would always admire their beautiful geraniums, hollyhocks and the abundance of vegetables from their garden. Mary's most joy came from her family whom she loved very much. She would look forward to their visits and always made sure they left with little "care packages" whether you were an adult or child. Mary wasn't happy unless she could 'fuss' over you when you were visiting. Mary also enjoyed time spent with friends and family having coffee at the Co-op or Zellers. All those who knew her, will be reminded of her friendly and caring ways and her giving heart. Those whose lives she touched will dearly miss her but fondly remember her. Prayers were said Thursday, April 10 at 7:00 p.m. from Fletcher Funeral Chapel with Mary Ann Seitz, Lay Presider. The funeral mass was held Friday, April 11 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. Pallbearers were: Dwight Hala, Ronald Hala, Glen Hala, Les Hala, Rick Dinsmore, Brent Dinsmore and Russ Hala.
- Phillip Anthony. On Wednesday, April 9, 2003, Phillip Anthony Hala, late of Weyburn, passed away at Weyburn General Hospital, at the age of 72 years. Predeceased by his father and mother, Walter and Mary Hala; brother, Edward; wife, Vi; and a granddaughter, Brittany McKim. Phillip is survived by Shirley Wallin of Weyburn; his children: Linda (Robert) Shukin of Midale; David (Pat) Kater of Arborg, MB; Phyllis Hala of Regina; Juanita (Barry) McKim of Milestone; and Glen (Abbey) Hala of Weyburn; 10 grandchildren and two great grandchildren; two brothers: Lloyd (Gertie) Hala of Vernon, BC and Donald (Rose) Hala of Sylvan Lake, AB; one sister, Jane (Wayne) Dinsmore of Estevan; as well as many nieces and nephews. Phillip Anthony Hala was born August 11, 1930 at Hume. He was raised on the family farm until 1952 and attended Hume School. He enjoyed doing many things with his brothers, such as breaking and training horses, trapping, hunting with the hounds and taming wild animals such as deer and fox. He also liked to tease his sister by rewarding his hounds with his sister's dolls. In October 1952 Phillip married Elda Gallinger in Weyburn. He married his second wife Vi McMillan and then spent the last seven years with his soul mate, Shirley Wallin. Phil was always employed with anything pertaining to oil, such as rigs, foreman for an oil company, and Jerry Mainil Ltd. for over 20 years, then he formed his own consulting company and worked up until his retirement in 1996. Phil loved anything to do with horses, from breaking them to driving them. Phil raised light and heavy horses, his favorite being Belgian and he attended many shows across the prairie provinces. Phil enjoyed attending the Weyburn Red Wing games and hockey in general, hunting, fishing and camping, as well as the Weyburn Fair horse shows. He loved to go to a good rodeo or watch his grandchildren in 4-H events. Phil lived in Weyburn and district all of his life. He will be sadly missed and forever loved by his soul mate, Shirley, and his family and friends. Funeral service was held Saturday, April 12 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 Dale Mainil, Pete Anderson, Jim McFadden, Dennis Birnie, Jim Church and Glen Birnie.
- May (nee Mergel) passed away peacefully surrounded by numerous family members on March 12, 2010 at the age of 83, in Edmonton, AB. She is survived by her husband of 61 years, Lorne Halbert, and their children Harvey (Sylvia) Halbert, Sandra (Ed) Barsi, Joyce (Rod) Kirby, Duane (Susan) Steeves, Heather (and companion Ted) Schechtel, Cynthia (Troy) Andrews, sister Ethel Kelley, 16 grandchildren and six great-grandchildren. Eudora was the youngest child of Alfred and Eva Mergel, and was born on their farm near Ardill on May 24, 1926. She had four brothers and two sisters. Upon completing Grade Eleven, Eudora attended and completed Normal School in Moose Jaw. She met Lorne while room and boarding at the home of his parents, during a term of teaching at Ideal. They were married in Regina on October 23, 1948. Eudora and Lorne went on to raise their children and farm for years in the Griffin area, until their retirement in Weyburn. Eudora enjoyed driving the combine during the harvest. She spent hours in her flower and vegetable gardens and enjoyed playing cards or watching baseball when time permitted. A Service of Remembrance for Eudora was held on Friday March 19, 2010 at 2:00 p.m. from RD Family Funeral Chapel, Weyburn with Rev. John Ferrier officiating. Interment followed at Green Acres Memorial Gardens, Weyburn.
- Craig Douglas. On Sunday, March 21, 2010, Craig Douglas Hall of Weyburn passed away at the Regina General Hospital at the age of 52 years. Craig was born November 17, 1957 to Robert and Muriel Hall. He was raised in a large and boisterous family, surrounded by his eight siblings, numerous uncles, aunts, cousins and assorted foundlings who just happened by. Craig enjoyed spending time with his family and friends, playing cards-especially crib, socializing and reading. Craig was always ready to debate any point whether he believed what he was saying or not, the issue wasn't as important as the debate itself. Our husband, our father, our grandfather, our brother our friend will be deeply missed. "We are one!" Craig leaves behind his loving wife, Karen Hall of Weyburn and their family: daughter, Loralie (Greg) Loper of Delta, BC with their children, Nevada and Joshua; daughter, Nicole (Mike) Sletten of Regina with their children, Beau, Tattianna and Michael; son, Kirby Tindall of Athabasca, AB; son, Craig Hall of Delta, BC; daughter, Muriel Hall of Weyburn; and son, Wesley Hall of Weyburn; brothers and sisters, Robert Hall of New Westminster, BC; Ann (Ron) Gramm of Regina; Marion (Wayne) Whyte of Medicine Hat, AB; Shelly (Ken) Foley of London, ON; Pat Hall of Medicine Hat, AB; Roderick (Sara) Hall of Edmonton, AB; Jim (Donna) Hall of Red Deer, AB; as well as many nieces, nephews, grand nieces and nephews, cousins and many of the children that have lived with them over the years, Craig Yee (Hall), Tiffany Campbell and Amy Ko. A Gathering of family and friends was held Saturday, March 27, 2010 at 2:00 p.m. from Fletcher Funeral Chapel, Weyburn with lunch following at the Royal Canadian Legion Hall, Weyburn. The Honorary Pallbearers were: Leo Broumas, Stavrose Makrodimtras, Darrell Bloomfield, Rod (Jinx) Callan, Jim Hillstead, Jim Hall, John Georgacacos, Al York, Craig Yee and Barb Hall.
- Howard passed away on September 26, 2010. Howard was a Weyburn community builder and leader in many ways, ranging from his work as an electrician, still evident in many buildings in Weyburn, to his work with the Government of Canada bringing in farm workers from afar to keep the wheat production flowing. Though outspoken in his personal relationships, he was an inspiring and challenging mentor to his employees. He was pivotal in the development of the Weyburn aviation community and owned and operated the Weyburn airport for some time. Howard was famous for his hearty laugh, and his enjoyment of cooking and eating hot sauces. He was also known for his fair business practice, as well as the stern demeanour which he portrayed when faced with challenging work which demanded his attention. Howard looked on his accomplishments in the community with great pride and never stepped away from difficult tasks. He contributed much to the development of Weyburn and rural Saskatchewan.
- Jean was born May 24, 1923, she was 85 years of age and passed away February 20, 2009. She is survived by her husband, Howard Hall of Weyburn, Barbra Douglas of Vancouver, BC, Garnett Hall of Edmonton, AB, Farrell Hall of Port Moody, BC and Grant Hall of Regina. Jean had two nephews, one neice, four grandchildren and one great grandchild. Jean was a resident of Weyburn Special Care Home for 21 years. Her funeral service was held on Monday, February 23 at Weyburn Special Care Home.
- Muriel Margaret (nee Schreder). On Sunday, June 24, 2007, Muriel Margaret Hall passed away at the Weyburn General Hospital, at the age of 85 years. Predeceased by her parents, Ross and Margaret Schreder; her husband, Bob Hall; brother, Malcolm Schreder and a grandson, Michael Gramm. Muriel is survived by her children: Bob Hall of new West Minister, BC; Ann (Ron) Gramm of Regina; Marion (Wayne) Whyte of Medicine Hat, AB; Shelley (Ken) Foley of London, ON; Patricia (Colin McKay) Hall of Red Cliff, AB; Rod (Sara) Hall of Edmonton, AB; Craig (Karen) Hall of Surrey, BC; Karen Hall of Edmonton, AB; and Jim (Donna) Hall of Red Deer, AB; one brother, Robert Schreder of New West Minister, BC; as well as numerous grandchildren, great grandchildren, nieces and nephews. Muriel Margaret Hall was born November 4, 1921 at Lake Alma. She was raised in a farming family with her brothers, Robert and Malcolm. After finishing her schooling at Lake Alma, she went on to attend Normal School, and taught school as well as caring for her mother. On November 4, 1946 Muriel married Robert Hall. They lived in Weyburn where she was employed by the Robinson Store, a furniture store and the Singer Sewing Machine Co. as manager. Muriel enjoyed reading, doing needlework, playing darts and cards. She was a member of the Royal Purple and the Legion Ladies Auxiliary. Bob died in 1977 and Muriel continued raising their nine children alone. She always was interested in her family as it grew to include grandchildren and great grandchildren, and will be deeply missed by them all. A Memorial Service was held Wednesday, June 27 at 11:00 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.
- Pearl (nee Thomas). On Wednesday, July 16, 2003, Pearl Hall of Weyburn, passed away at the age of 73 years. Pearl was born December 8, 1929 in Regina. On October 26, 1948 Pearl married Clifford "Butch" Hall in Weyburn. During her life she waitressed in various restaurants in Weyburn. Pearl loved to play cards, read and go bowling. Her family life was very important to her. She resided on Government Road for many, many years, until just two years before her passing. Pearl was predeceased by her parents, John and Barbara Thomas; her husband, Butch Hall of 49 years and a grandson Mike Hingtgen. She is survived by her children: Ken (Karla) Hall and their children: Andrea and Krystal; Barbara Hall and her son, Jeromy (Jada) Hall; Sheree (Don) Hingtgen and their children: Wendy (Rick) Fink, Devin and Kris; great grandchildren, Mason and Gavin; two sisters: Rosemary (Tom) Whyte and Jean Bell, as well as numerous nieces and nephews. In accordance with Pearl's wishes, a private family service was held. We, the family, would like to thank Fletcher Funeral Chapels for being there for us. Also to Dr. Haidash and staff, to the paramedics and to all of the nursing staff who helped during Mom's illness. A special thank you to Ida Hingtgen for the lovely prayers.
- Robert "Oscar". On Friday, May 18, 2007, Robert "Oscar" Hall passed away at Crocus Plains Villa, Weyburn at the age of 98 years. Predeceased by his father and mother, William and Martha Hall; four brothers: Leonard, Harvey, Jack and Russel; three sisters: Annie Rose, Mary Hall and Lillian Hall. Oscar will be lovingly remembered by one niece, Phyllis Scott of Weyburn and one nephew, Keith Hall of Dodge City, KA, USA; and by many great nieces and nephews and great great nieces and nephews. Oscar was born October 28, 1908 on Sec.12, Twp.6, Rg.14 W 2nd. He was the sixth child (fifth son) of William and Martha Hall (Fenton). He was raised on the farm and received his education at Delight School. Oscar was always a farmer and ran the farm from the time he was 18 or 20 years old. He enjoyed skating on the frozen river and playing ball in the summer. He was known for great physical strength by all his family and neighbors, and had a sense of humour with a quiet chuckle. He worked on Highway 35 when it was being built and also helped build fence for the PFRA pasture. He helped build roads and bridges in the area as well as with other community projects. In 1937 he had to take almost all of his cattle to Manitoba where there was feed available, as the drought in Sask. left pastures bare. He lived all his life in the Goodwater area until 1985 when he and his sister, Lillian moved to Weyburn. Oscar attended Wesley United Church in its country location and later when that building was moved to Goodwater. After their move to Weyburn, he attended Grace United Church. Oscar was a very quiet-spoken man, but his presence was a tower of strength for his family. In her later years, his mother was hospitalized and spoke so highly to all who would listen, about this man 'Oscar' that some of the hospital staff believed he must be a superman. His passing marks the end of his generation of the Hall family, but he leaves the next generation a strong character and spiritual foundation on which to build. Funeral Services were held Thursday, May 24 at 2:00 p.m. from Grace United Church, Weyburn with Rev. Hazel Arbon officiating. Interment followed in Hillcrest Cemetery, Weyburn. The Active Pallbearers were: Ken Freeman, Don Baillie, Ernie Lokken, Glen Ridgway, Gary Irwin and Cam Kerr.
- Margaret Sarah Catherine "Peggy" (nee MacLeod) Williams Hallam. On Thursday, January 10, 2008, Margaret Sarah Catherine "Peggy" Hallam passed away at the Weyburn General Hospital at the age of 85 years. Predeceased by her mother and father, Margaret and Donald MacLeod; her first husband, Merle "Bud" Williams, and her second husband, Cliff Hallam. Peggy will be lovingly remembered by her family: son, Donald (Monica) Williams and their children, Meghan and Brianna; daughter, Lynn (Brian) Eldred and their children, Bobbi Jean (Troy) and Jay (Stephanie); daughter, Dorthy (Gillis) Hill and their children, Blaine (Jessica) and Trisha; daughter, Bev (Doug) Brown and their daughter, Janell; son, Rick (Sharon) Williams and their children, Ashtyn and Alex; son, Rob Williams; three great grandchildren: Bryden, Taytum and Kaleb; as well as numerous nieces, nephews, relatives and friends. Margaret Sarah Catherine MacLeod was born March 28, 1922 on the farm at Halladay, AB. She was raised on the farm until the family moved to Viking, AB when she was a young girl. She moved to Rocky Mountain House, AB as a young woman, where she met and married Merle "Bud" Williams in May, 1948. The lived in Calgary, AB until 1953 when they moved to New Norway, AB then Wetashirwise until 1956 when they moved to Estevan, then to Weyburn in 1962. After Bud passed away, Peggy married Cliff Hallam on March 18, 1972; they divorced January 11, 1988. Peggy has a life-long love of horses, and enjoyed gardening, especially her raspberries, as well as watching baseball, hockey, bowling, and listening to Scottish music. Playing cards was one of her special interests and she received many medals for participation in the Provincial Summer and Winter Games for cribbage and whist. She was an active member of the Legion Ladies' Auxiliary, the Canadian Mental Health Association and Wheatland Seniors Centre. Her greatest joy was having her grandchildren and great grandchildren around her. The family would like to thank the nurses and staff of the Weyburn General Hospital for the loving care Mom received during the last two months of her life. A Private Family Memorial Service was held Saturday, January 12, at 1:30 p.m. from Fletcher Funeral Chapel, Weyburn, with Rev. John Ferrier officiating. Interment will be at a later date. All her children were considered to be honorary pallbearers. A luncheon followed at Wheatland Senior's Centre, Weyburn.
- Michael Hallick was born November 10, 1928 to Ephraim and Polly Hallick in Stenen, SK. Mike passed away March 2, 2002 at Souris Valley Extended Care Centre, Weyburn, at the age of 73 years. He lived on the family farm 2-1/2 miles south of Stenen, near Crystal Lake. He went to school at Stenen and got his grade 10. Mike farmed at Stenen until 1959. Moved to Weyburn with his mother and brother, Andy. He lived in a group home on the corner of Bison and 7th Street in Weyburn. October 1997 he became a guest at Brody's Approved Home. July 1999 he was a resident of Bengough Health Centre. April 19, 2000 he was admitted to S.V.E.C.C. here in Weyburn. He resided there until his passing. He was a helper at the Pool elevator and Wor-Kin Shop. Mike loved reading, watching TV, going for rides, playing the mouth organ and going for coffee. In his younger days on the farm he liked to go to Crystal Lake to swim and fish. Remember Mike for his big smile. Mike was predeceased by his parents; Ephraim and Polly Hallick. He leaves to mourn his brother: Andrew (Andy) Hallick of Weyburn. A funeral service was held Thursday, March 7 at 10:30 a.m. from Souris Valley Assembly Hall with Arnold Kozak officiating. Interment followed in Hillcrest Cemetery, Weyburn.
- David Renwick Hamilton, late of Weyburn, passed away May 25, 1999 at Souris Valley Extended Care Facility, Weyburn, at the age of 83 years. Predeceased by his father and mother: James and Christena Hamilton; his brother and sister-in-law: Harry and Marjory Hamilton; and his great grandson, Garnet in 1995. Dave is survived by his loving wife, Anita, of Weyburn; his son, Bill (Marjorie) Hamilton of Stony Plain, AB; his daughter, Phyllis Love of Weyburn; five grandchildren: Janine and Trent Hamilton, Jackie and Fran Love and Laura (Adrian) MacDonald; two great grandchildren: Alicia and Renee; one sister: Christena Fox of Weyburn; one brother-in-law, Vern (Mae) Robinson of Wadena; one sister-in-law, Muriel Hammond of Edmonton, AB; as well as many nieces, nephews and cousins. Dave was born January 22, 1916 on his parents' homestead in the McTaggart District where he farmed as an adult. He went to school in McTaggart and Weyburn. After Collegiate, he helped his parents on a sheep ranch at White Lake in the Forget district. They then returned to the farm in the McTaggart District. Dave and Anita (Robinson) were married in 1950. Dave farmed, worked in the oil field and for the C.P. Rail. He then worked at Souris Valley Hospital as a nurse's aide and a laundry worker. He was custodian at Weyburn Junior High School and was a labourer at Mryglod Industries. Dave enjoyed his family and many friends, and when his health was failing he was glad to have visitors. His family wish to thank all of the people who cared for him both in Weyburn General Hospital and in Souris Valley Extended Care Facility. Funeral service was held Saturday, May 29 at 2:00 p.m. from Knox Presbyterian Church, Weyburn, with Rev. John Ferrier officiating. Interment followed in Hillcrest Cemetery, Weyburn. All those in attendance were considered to be honorary pallbearers. The active pallbearers were: Pastor Wade Fitzpatrick, Dennis Gervais, Les Sproule, Walter Jastor, Jim Nedelcov and Gordon Liddle.
- James Murray Hamilton, a beloved husband of Laura, of Calgary, AB passed away on November 24, 2001 following a frustrating battle with cancer at the age of 63 years. Jim was born June 11, 1938 in Weyburn, where he attended high school. He graduated from the University of Saskatchewan in 1960 with a bachelor of Engineering degree. He was employed by Schlumberger for 17 years, Dome "Doom" Petroleum for 11, and Amoco for eight years. For three years he worked as a private contractor. Jim enjoyed camping and traveling with family and friends. Besides his loving wife Laura, Jim is survived by his daughter, Deborah (John) Abraham of Calgary, AB, a son, Douglas Hamilton of Edmonton, AB and two grandsons, Sean and Stephen Abraham. He is also survivied by sisters, Margaret (Jack) Smythe of Llyodminster, AB, Janet (Ross) Rumbles of Lacombe, AB, a brother Angus (Sandra) Hamilton of Three Hills, AB, two aunts, Mrs. Christina Fox and Mrs. Anita Hamilton, both of Weyburn, sister-in-law, Dorothy (Al) Kostyna of Saskatoon, brother-in-law, Jim (Nancy) Hunt of Sundre, AB, and numerous nieces and nephews. Funeral service will be held at McInnis & Holloway Park Memorial Chapel, Thursday, November 29 at 3:00 p.m. with Rev. Glenn Jarvis officiating
- Maria (nee Thomas). On Tuesday, September 3, 2002, Maria Hamilton, late of Weyburn, passed away at the Weyburn General Hospital, at the age of 89 years. Predeceased by her parents, John and Mary Thomas; 11 brothers and six sisters; her first husband, Harry Jewell, second husband, Jim Pearson; one son, Ronald Jewell and one daughter, Louise (Jewell) Howard. Maria is survived by her husband, Victor Hamilton of Weyburn; stepchildren: Char-lene Sanhein of Edmonton, AB; Victor Hamilton of Red Deer, AB; Loretta (Greg) Tanner of Moose Jaw; Janet (Brian) Scott of Estevan; and Brent Hamilton of Regina; four grandchildren; 11 step grandchildren; three great grandchildren; one sister, Eva Miller of Weyburn; as well as many nieces and nephews. Maria Hamilton was born October 7, 1912 at Holdfast, where she took her grade 10. Maria's mother was hospitalized when she was at a very young age, she was therefore raised by her father and older sisters. Her first husband, Harry Jewell was killed in action during WWII. Maria managed a restaurant in Gimley and Eltona, MB. On July 18, 1981 she married Victor Hamilton in Weyburn. Maria enjoyed sewing, cooking, knitting, traveling, quilting, playing games and being with family. She was a member of the Legion Ladies Auxiliary. Maria was very easy going and very young at heart. He always loved spending time with her husband's family and her own family. A memorial service was held Friday, September 6 at 2:00 p.m. from Fletcher Funeral Chapel, Weyburn, with Rev. John Ferrier officiating. Interment followed in green Acres Memorial Gardens, Weyburn. The Legion Ladies Auxiliary were the honorary pallbearers.
- Victor Charles. On Saturday, August 15th, 2009, Victor Charles Hamilton passed away at the Weyburn General Hospital at the age of 89 years. Predeceased by his parents, Louis and Rose Hamilton; two brothers, Louis and Bill; his first wife, Mary and his second wife, Marie. Victor will be lovingly remembered by his five children and their families: Charlene Sanheim of Edmonton, AB and her children, Sheri and Dallas; Vic Hamilton of Red Deer, AB and his children, Trent, Shauna and Blair; Laurie (Greg) Tanner of Moose Jaw and their children: Allison, Ros and Crystal; Janet (Brian) Scott of Edmonton, AB and their children: Trevor, Aaron and Cory; and Brent Hamilton of Regina; as well as fourteen great grandchildren. Victor Charles Hamilton was born May 25th, 1920 at Leslie, the youngest of three brothers and an adopted sister. He grew up on the family farm and graduated from Grade 12. He joined the Army when he was 20 years old and was in the forces for six years, until 1946. In 1947 he married Mary Tzchoweski at Wadena, and they had five children, three daughters and two sons. They lived in small townships such as Loc Vert, Leroy, Rocanville, and Radville due to his grain buying career from 1959 to 1969, and finally homesteaded in Weyburn from 1969 to 2009. While living in smaller communities, he always took the time to help coach the sports teams in which his children were involved with. After working as a grain buyer, he took a job with Canada Wire and Cable where he worked in Weyburn for 15 years. After Mary passed away, Vic married Maria Pearson in 1981 in Weyburn. Vic loved all animals, from pet birds to snakes in a cake pan. He enjoyed raising tropical fish and had an abundance of seven aquariums. He was an avid sports fan including curling, baseball, boxing, football and hockey. He enjoyed travelling from Europe to across Canada and the USA. Vic was a very family oriented man and a very caring individual who was a lot of fun. He will be dearly missed. A Memorial Service was held Wednesday, August 19, 2009 at 10:30 a.m. from Fletcher Funeral Chapel, Weyburn with Rev. Cordelia Karpenko officiating. Tributes to Vic were given by his grandchildren, Sheri, Trevor and Aaron. Members of the Royal Canadian Legion held a Last Post Service. Interment followed in Green Acres Memorial Gardens, Weyburn.
- Evelyn Inice (nee Hunstad). On Monday, April 18, 2005, Evelyn Inice Hanning passed away at Tatagwa View Long Term Care Facility, Weyburn, at the age of 83 years. Predeceased by her parents, Harry and Alma Hunstad; four brothers: Leroy, Donald, Orries, Milo and one sister, Hilma. Evelyn will be lovingly remembered by her husband, Grant Hanning of Weyburn; brother, Harold (Gladys) Hunstad of Lake Alma; sisters: Marie Throssell of Radville; Doris Anderson of Weyburn; Ilene (Alex) Miles of Weyburn; and sister-in-law, Peggy Hanning; as well as numerous nieces and nephews. Evelyn was born July 3, 1921 on the family farm near Lake Alma, Township 3, Range 17, West of 2nd Meridian. She was one of eight children raised on the family farm, and attended Pepper School. Evelyn lived in the Lake Alma area until the late forties. She moved to New Westminster, BC and was employed by the Army and Navy Department Store doing alterations, then moved to Vancouver, BC working at the alteration department at Eatons. In 1964 Evelyn returned to Sask-atchewan to care for her chronically ill mother who was bedridden. There were no extended care hospitals at that time. Her mother died the following year. While in Weyburn, she was employed by Weyburn Carpet and Glass to make custom made drapes. On September 11, 1965, Evelyn married Grant Hanning at Zion Lutheran Church in Weyburn. Evelyn loved gardening. She grew beautiful flowers and always had a productive vegetable garden, as well as being an accomplished seamstress. Evelyn joined the Alexandria Rebekah Lodge in 1966, where she was actively involved serving as Noble Grand and other positions. She also taught Brownies for a few years. She put a lot of effort into her volunteer work and was very committed. She was a member of Zion Lutheran Church. Evelyn kept in close contact with all her family and knew all the nieces' and nephews' birthdays. She gave of herself willingly to family and friends. In July of 1978 Evelyn was involved in a severe motor vehicle accident. She remained in a coma for three weeks. She never did regain her health, and spent most of the rest of her life in a wheelchair. Her husband, Grant felt it was special to be able to care for Evelyn for the 20 years she spent at home after her accident. They made short trips with a motor home for four years after her accident. Evelyn enjoyed going out to the farm in the spring and fall. Evelyn spent the last seven years in Souris Valley Extended Care Centre. Evelyn was a very hard worker. She had a boundless energy. She gave of her time freely to others and was always there to lend a helping hand. She will be lovingly remembered and sadly missed by all she knew and loved. Funeral service was held Monday, April 25 at 7:00 p.m. from Tatagwa View Long Term Care Facility, Weyburn, with Marg McLeod officiating minister. Interment was held Tuesday, April 26 at 10:00 a.m. at Green Acres Memorial Gardens, Weyburn. Honorary pallbearers were the staff of Tatagwa View.
- Grant. On Wednesday, February 27, 2008, Grant Hanning passed away at the Weyburn General Hospital at the age of 78 years. Predeceased by his wife, Evelyn Hanning; his parents, Margaret and Leroy Hanning; brothers: John, Nevin, Harry (Betty), Howard (Beti) and Arlie Hanning. Grant will be lovingly remembered by his sisters-in-law: Peggy Hanning, Ilene (Alex) Miles and Doris Anderson; brother-in-law, Harold (Gladys) Hunstad; as well as numerous nieces, nephews, relatives and friends. Warren Grant Hanning was born October 9, 1929 at Weyburn. He was raised on the family farm, taking over from his Dad when he retired. Grant farmed until the mid 1970's. He took his schooling at Weyburn Plains School. Grant was too young to serve, but four of his brothers served during WWII. One brother, John, was killed during the war. On September 11, 1965 Grant married Evelyn Hunstad at Weyburn. He was involved with the farming lives of his close neighbors, the Stewarts, Fletchers, Surrings, Payaks and Carpenters, always willing to lend a helping hand when needed. After moving to Weyburn, Grant worked as a parts man at the Co-op Implements and International Harvester, a janitor at the Court House and Weyburn Comprehensive, and sold Blanchard. He was also a bus driver for several years. In 1978 Grant's life changed when Evelyn was involved in a car accident. He became her constant care giver, and was very devout right up to her passing. Grant was very interested in local and family history, and was very knowledgeable in Weyburn and area history. He took personal pride in his knowledge of this area and of the province. Grant was a member of the Soo Line Museum and Western Development Museum. He had a great sense of humor and always enjoyed a good laugh. He will be lovingly remembered and sadly missed by all he knew and loved. Funeral service was held Thursday, March 6 at 2:00 p.m. from Fletcher Funeral Chapel, Weyburn, with Marj McLeod CLA officiating. Interment followed in Green Acres Memorial Gardens, Weyburn. Pallbearers were: Marty Thompson, Roy Wall, Milton Wheler, Brad Stewart, Brian Hanning and Wayne Hunstad.
- Keith was born March 18, 1949 and unexpectedly he left us on July 16, 2010. He was predeceased by his mother Shirley (October 2004) and father Russell (October 2009). He will be lovingly remembered by his sister Dianne Hansen and her children Chad, Sean and Carrie and their families, all of Calgary, AB, as well as numerous relatives and friends. Employed by Wal-Mart since its opening in Weyburn, Keith will be missed by his co-workers and customers there. A memorial service will be held Saturday, July 31, at 2:00 p.m. from RD Family Funeral Chapel, Weyburn.
- Vera Mabel (nee Tedford). It is with sadness the family announces the passing of Vera Mabel Hansen of Parkway Lodge, Weyburn, SK who passed away on Good Friday, April 22, 2011, at the age of 85 years, after a short battle with cancer. Vera was predeceased by her parents, Lawrence and Isabell Tedford and by her four sisters: Grace Turner, Laura Kernot, Blanche Fossum and Evelyn Snelling. Vera is survived by her husband of fifty-nine years, Clarence Hansen; three sons: Clifford (Debbie), Garnet (Shelley), Bradley (Kelly); grandchildren: Kristi (Sheldon Elter) and Mark; Toni (Trevor Johnston) and great-grandchild Teague; Tyrel (Melissa Renz) and greatgrandchildren: Eli and Ryan; grandchildren: Steven, Derek and Alex; brothers-in-law, sisters-in-law along with many nieces and nephews. Vera was born on April Fool's Day (April 1), 1926 and grew up on a farm near Outram, Saskatchewan. Her early years of growing up on a farm in the midst of the Great Depression were difficult years and left an indelible impression on her, embodied in the prairie spirit of much of her generation. The family left the farm in 1942 and moved to Estevan. Vera worked in a law office in Estevan until her marriage to Clarence Hansen in 1951, when she moved to the Oungre district. There she and Clarence raised their three sons on the original John B. Hansen homestead. Mom always made sure that the family and guests were fed well at her table whether during normal work days or on special occasions. The grandchildren thoroughly enjoyed their time with Grandma and Grandpa, especially on their visits to the farm. They all grew to appreciate Grandma's sense of humour, and she loved to develop special individual relationships with each of her grandchildren. Mom and Dad bought a house in Weyburn in 1978, although they continued to move out to the farm in the spring for many years as Dad continued to farm, and moved back into Weyburn after harvest time. Mom (Grandma) will be remembered for her quick wit, humour, and often sassy approach. She could seldom resist telling it the way she saw it. In later years, we joked that she must be the most popular April Fool of all, because of the huge number of phone calls she received from family and friends on her birthday. The family would like to acknowledge the employees of the Parkway Lodge for their support and friendship to mom and dad over the years; in particular Kim, Shirley, Cindy, Colleen, Darlene, and Linda. A service of remembrance for Vera will be held on Saturday, April 30, 2011 at 11:00 a.m. from Grace United Church, Weyburn, SK with Rev. Cordelia Karpenko, officiating. Lunch to follow immediately after the service. A private family interment will follow at a later date.
- Gladys (nee Pederson) Hanson of Weyburn passed away peacefully at Weyburn General Hospital on April 13, 2003 at the age of 90 years. Gladys was predeceased by her parents, Hans and Severine Pederson; her husband, Oliver in 1963; sister, Viola; son Don and his wife, Gladys; granddaughter, Kelly Paul; three brothers: Harry, Elmer and Palmer; two sisters-in-law, Signora and Elin. Gladys will be lovingly remembered by her children: Harvey (Janet) Hanson of Weyburn; DeWayne (Anne) Hanson of Milden; Shirley (David) Lidbury of Airdrie, AB; Wes (Linda) Hanson of Charlottetown, PEI; Merlin (Nita) Hanson of Yorkton; and Verna (Brian) Paul of Weyburn; 16 grandchildren and 30 great grandchildren; three brothers: Menford (Maudye) Pederson of Smithers, BC; Willard (Doris) Pederson of Calgary, AB and Oscar Pederson of Smithers, BC; two sisters-in-law: Irene Pederson of Weyburn and Vivian Pederson of Houston, BC; as well as many nieces, nephews and cousins. Gladys was born on the family farm in the Bromhead area, was baptized and confirmed in the Lac Qui Parle Church and attended the Flaata School that was one mile from her home. She was the eldest in the family and worked very hard to help her mother care for five younger brothers and a younger sister. Gladys left home to work at various jobs on farms in the Goodwater and Colgate area. She married Oliver Hanson in 1934 and they farmed in the Lac Qui Parle and Bromhead areas where they raised five boys and two girls. Oliver passed away in 1963 and Gladys continued with the farm for two more years before moving to Weyburn to cook at Western Christian College and later to do housekeeping at the Souris Valley Hospital. She enjoyed garage sales, quilting and visiting with friends and family. She loved to keep up on how the crops were doing and all her grandchildren's activities. Gladys was also involved in her church and church activities. She will always be in the hearts of those she loved. Funeral service was held Thursday, April 17 at 11:00 a.m. from Zion Lutheran Church, Weyburn, with Pastor Peter Walker officiating and her son-in-law, David Lidbury, gave the eulogy. Interment followed in Lac Qui Parle Cemetery, Bromhead. Pallbearers were Wayne Hanson, Dean Hanson, Mark Hanson, Devon Hanson, Aaron Hanson and Darren Paul.
- Harvey Bernard Hanson was born December 31, 1934 in Midale, and passed away at his home on August 2, 2004. Harvey will be lovingly remembered by his wife Janet of 48 years and children, Wayne (Carol) and their children Jennifer, Angela and Chris of Calgary, AB, Shannon of Saskatoon, Patty (Don) Goetzen and their children Ashly, Chelsey and Breanna of Regina, brother DeWayne (Anne) of Midale, and sister Shirley (David) Lidbury of Airdrie, AB, Wes (Linda) of Estevan, Merlin (Nita) of Cambridge Bay, NU, Verna (Brian) Paul of Weyburn. Brother and sisters-in-law, Fern Mathews of Moose Jaw, Shirley (Ron) Torgunrud of Maple Creek, Robert (Sheryn) Vaughan of New Westminster, BC, and Doreen Vaughan of Gull Lake as well as many aunts, uncles, nieces and nephews. Harvey was the oldest of seven children and was raised on a farm north of Bromhead and attended Romford, Torquay and Bromhead schools. Upon graduating Grade 12, Harvey moved to the Weyburn area and worked with Saskatchewan Power Corporation (SPC) from 1953 until he retired in 1987. After retiring from SPC, Harvey worked summers at the Weyburn Golf Club for the next 14 years, retiring in 2002. Harvey had many hobbies and interests which included golf, photography, computers, fastball, lawn and gardening and he loved to work in his shop. Harvey was very active in his church and was an active choir member with both men's chorus and worship team at Zion Lutheran Church. Family and friends were important to him and he especially enjoyed his six grandchildren. Funeral service was held Thursday, August 5 at 10:00 a.m. from Zion Lutheran Church, Weyburn with Reverend Cicely McDougall officiating.
- Howard. It is with great sorrow we announce the passing of our pillar of strength and courage, Howard Hanson, husband, father, grandfather, great grandfather and friend. Predeceased by his parents, Ernest and Harriet Hanson, sister Jessie in infancy; granddaughter, Stacy-Jo Hanson and grandson, Micheal Hanson. Howard is survived by his loving wife of 54 years, Rita Hanson of Weyburn; three sons; Wesley (Faye) Hanson of Nanaimo, BC and their children; Jeffery and Tiffany; Wayde (Marie) Hanson of Gull Lake, SK and their children: Terra (Travis) Wiebe, their daughters; Makenna and Rya, Kimberley (fiance Kerwin) and Crystal; Lyle (Nora) Hanson of Regina, SK and their children; Curtis, Megan and Mathew. Howard Grant Hanson was born November 2, 1922 at Radville, SK. He attended Blooming School and Gladmar School until grade eight. After leaving school, he farmed with his dad, first with horses and as time elapsed, with machinery. Being an only child, his playmates were his dog and horse. He rode horseback to and from school sometimes boarding with neighbors through winter months to go to school. Howard farmed with his dad and worked for neighbors as well during the depression to help raise funds for the farm. He was exempted from army service as he was the only help his dad had on the farm. On June 16, 1949, Howard married Rita Simon in Minton, SK. Together they farmed and raised their three sons, Wesley, Wayde and Lyle. Howard was very proud of his sons and their wives, and the arrival of each grandchild made him very proud. Howard and Rita celebrated their 25th and 50th Anniversaries, milestones that made him very happy. They lived on the farm until 1975 when they moved to Weyburn. He then worked for Sam Murray at M&R Machines for eight years, after which he retired. Howard was always interested in riding and breaking horses to ride. He was always interested in his sons' activities and saw to it that they took part in whatever was available to them in a small community, 4-H Club and Boy Scouts and school sports. He helped build the community hall and the Co-op store in Gladmar and would take part in whatever else he could when time permitted. He helped with road work and building a dam during the depression. He also served on the Co-op Board of Directors for several years. He will be sadly missed by those he loved. Funeral service was held Monday, April 14, 2003 at 2:00 p.m. from Zion Lutheran Church, Weyburn, with Rev. John Ferrier officiating. Interment followed in Green Acres Memorial Gardens, Weyburn. The active pallbearers were: Curtis Hanson, Terra Wiebe, Travis Wiebe, Jeffery Hanson, Kimberley Hanson and Kerwin Boser. Honorary pallbearers were: Megan Hanson, Crystal Hanson, Tiffany Hanson and Shane Croke.
- Ernest Robert (Sepetmber 10th, 1925 July 24th, 2009). It is with saddened hearts that we say goodbye to our dear husband, father, grandfather and great grandfather. Ernie left us peacefully with his family by his side. Ernie was born in Weyburn to Ernest Harding of Bath Sommerset, England and Betsy Kennedy of Kirriemuir, Scotland. Ernie is predeceased by his parents, his sister Gladys, a special nephew Norm, Laddie and Booty (pets) Surviving is his wife of 62 years Ferne, three daughters and one son: Ruth (Denis) Bakaluk and their children, Darla (Jerzy) Pawlowski and family, Ashley and Stephanie Senger; Deanna Mcale and family, Brianna and Steven Crawford; Erna (Ken) Hemphill and family, Rick (Sheila) and Cole; Bobbi Hemphill (Dave Schmidt) and family, Jenessa and Joshua; Roger Harding and family, Robbie (Karen) Harding and family Semiah and Kasia, Chrissie (Matt) Robblee and family Dayton and Chase; Carla Harding (Jeff Tannahill) and family Chantelle (Blair) Gibson and Melissa Strauch. Special family members: Shirley and Jerry, Myrt, Marg and Ray, Lee, Scott, Barb, Pat, Ken and Dianne, Dale and Irene, and Merlin. Ernie married Ferne (Bennett) on September 12, 1946 in Plentywood, Montana. They spent many summers travelling in their motorhome, camping, fishing, and visiting different states. Ernie could always be found in his garden or sitting on the deck watching people, the birds and the squirrels with his best friend Little Laddie. Ernie's greatest joy was his family and he was excited about the arrival of his great great granddaughter in November. Funeral Services were held Wednesday, July 29, 2009 at 2:00 p.m. from Knox Presbyterian Church, Weyburn with Rev. Rhonda Bosch officiating along with Rev. Tetteh Akunor. Family tributes were given by Brianna Crawford (great granddaughter), Chantelle Gibson and Melissa Strauch (granddaughters) and by his son, Roger. Interment followed in Green Acres Memorial Gardens, Weyburn. The Active Pallbearers were: Robbie Harding, Rick Hemphill, Steven Crawford, Jerzy Pawlowski, Matt Robblee and Blair Gibson.
- Irma Denelda Harper was born in Yeomans, SK on May 18, 1916. She lived on the family farm, south east of Trossachs until moving to Weyburn to continue her education. After completing Grade 12, Irma took a business/ bookkeeping course. She worked for various vehicle and equipment dealerships. She spent a couple of years in Regina working at CNIB, the rest of her employment was spent in Weyburn. At 65 years she retired. Irma enjoyed music and playing piano for the family sing-songs. She enjoyed bowling in her younger years and then again as a resident of Weyburn Special Care Home. Irma was a member of the Royal Canadian Legion, the Royal Purple and a member of the Grace United Church. She was predeceased by her parents Harvey & Ruby Harper; brothers-in-law: James Gibson and Steven Herberholz. Irma is survived by her sisters: Evelyn Gibson of Moose Jaw and Dorothy Herberholz of Weyburn as well as nieces and nephews, great nieces and nephews and great, great nieces and nephews. A memorial service was held Monday, December 22, 2003 at 2:00 p.m. from Grace United Church, Weyburn, with Gary W. Goran officiating. Interment followed in the Hillcrest Cemetery, Weyburn.
- Herbert Ralph Harris passed away on April 29, 2000 at the age of 60 years. He is survived by his wife, Julia, daughter Yvonne Harris, son Tim (Susan) Harris and their children: Austin and Chad Harris; two sisters: Mary Bell and Elsie Harris; as well as numerous nieces, nephews and friends. At Herbert's request, a private family service will be held at Hillcrest Cemetery, Weyburn on Thursday, May 4 at 2:00 p.m. with Rev. Julie Collings officiating.
- Julia (nee Onofreychuck) Harris, late of Regina, and formerly of Weyburn, passed away on Tuesday, October 2, 2012 at the age of 71 years. Julie is survived by her children, Yvonne Harris, and Tim Harris (Susan); her grandsons, Austin and Chad Harris; her sister Lilly (Norman) Wozny; along with numerous nieces and nephews. She is also survived by her special friends, Norm Simms, Larry and Broyna Ortman and Hilda. Julie was predeceased by her parents, Alex and Mary Onofreychuk, her loving husband Herb Harris, her siblings Helen Onofreychuk, Peter (Lorraine) Onofreychuk, George (Elsie) Onofreychuk. Julia (Julie) Harris was born in Wroxton, SK. She was raised on the family farm east of Wroxton and moved to Weyburn to begin her education as a psychiatric nurse at the Weyburn Psychiatric Center at the age of 19. She was a nursing student when she met the love of her life, Herb Harris. They married November 5, 1960 and raised their children Yvonne and Tim in Weyburn. She was an avid gardener and enjoyed being in the sun. She was an athlete, and the only girl on an all boy team in Wroxton; she was the first baseman on an adult team in Weyburn. This is probably the basis for her absolute love of the Toronto Blue Jays, Minnesota Vikings, Calgary Flames, and the Calgary Stampeders. She loved the Brier, Stanley Cup, Grey Cup, and Regina’s Mosaic. She enjoyed being at Nickel Lake, camping, boating, fishing, and tanning. She enjoyed spending time with her many friends, especially the Twarowskis, and the Ortmans. She was a good friend, community member, and co-worker, and was often surrounded by her many friends from around town, the Elks, and the hospital. Julie found great peace in her membership in the All Saints Anglican Church of Weyburn. Her musical tastes ranged from classical music to Bob Dylan. Julie was a very loving and caring wife, mother, and grandmother. She enjoyed her retirement by spending time with seniors in Weyburn, she liked their companionship and reading to them. In her lifetime, she enjoyed curling, bowling, reading, fishing, cooking, baking, crocheting, and all things Christmas. She loved travelling, and enjoyed her many trips with Larry and Broyna Ortman; she liked joining them on their trips to Yuma, often talking Larry’s ears off the whole way. She loved her recent trip to Jamaica with Yvonne and Norm. She loved spending time with Norm, playing crib and baking her famous applesauce cake. She adored her grandsons Austin and Chad; she was the grandma that sat on the floor, played every game, followed them everywhere, and listened to their endless tales. Julie was very proud of her Ukranian heritage, and her collections of stacking wooden “babas”, and nutcrackers. May she always be remembered by all of those who were fortunate enough to be touched by her love and her light. A Memorial Service was held Tuesday, October 9, at 3:00 p.m. from Fletcher Funeral Chapel, Weyburn, with Reverend Catherine Harper officiating. Interment took place at Hillcrest Cemetery, Weyburn.
- Donna (nee Clay). Family, relatives and friends gathered at Grace United Church, Weyburn, to celebrate the life of Donna Grace Hart. Late of Weyburn, Donna passed away on August 22, 2006 at the age of 52 to be with her Lord. Donna was predeceased by her father, Gordon Clay; her grandparents, Winnifred and Russell Leguee and Burton and Ella Clay and father-in-law, Morley Hart and several aunts and uncles. She is survived by her son, Shaun; daughter, Kendra and their father, Garnet Hart; her mother, Eleanor Clay; brothers, Keith (Adeline) Clay and Roger (Maureen) Clay; nephews, Jeff (Tina and Brinn) and Darren Clay; nieces, Sharla Clay and Laura Clay; uncle Don and (Elsie) Leguee; aunts Ruth (Wayne) Hannan and Anne Clay; sister-in-law, Marlene Hart; brother-in-law, Bruce (Leslie) Hart and mother-in-law, Violet Hart. Donna was born in Regina on November 18, 1953. In 1959, the family moved from the Rouleau district to the farm at McTaggart. She received her education at Queen Elizabeth School, Weyburn Junior High and Weyburn Comprehensive School. As a member of the 4-H Beef club, as well as the home craft club she was fortunate to win several awards. Another award she received was for her top essay for the Remembrance Day Armistice Competition. Sewing techniques from Home Economics and 4-H made it possible for her to make her own graduation dress as well as numerous costumes for her daughter's activities. As an avid curler she took part in many bonspiels far and wide. A trip to Sweden for the Silver Broom was a highlight in her life. On June 14, 1980 Donna married Garnet Hart. A family of son, Shaun and daughter, Kendra became the highlight of her life. After completion of a secretarial course she worked at City Hall followed by Weyburn Security - positions she left to become a full time mom. Donna was noted for her bubbly fun attitude, generous nature with a contagious giggle. She will be sadly missed by all whose life she has touched. The funeral service for Donna Grace Hart was held at 2:00 p.m. on Saturday, August 26, with Hazel Arbon Officiating. All in attendance were honorary pallbearers. The Interment followed at Green Acres Memorial Gardens, Weyburn.
- Tom. It is with great sorrow that we announce the passing of our father and grandfather Tom Hart on Jan. 14, 2003 at Weyburn. Tom was predeceased by his wife Eleanor, his parents J. L. and Ruth Hart, brothers Bill and Jim and sister Mary Jo. He is survived by his three children, Sharon Kerfoot of Milk River, AB, Colleen Giroux of Lenexa, KS, and Mick Hart (Pat) of Victoria, BC; sister Norma Hanbury of Victoria, BC; grandchildren Jeff and Adam (Natalie) Kerfoot, Taryn, Ashley and Katie Giroux, Micah Hart; step grandchildren Magda, Nate and Benn Hart and special friend Marie Baker of Phoenix, AZ. Tom was born Feb. 16, 1924 in Oxbow. He received his education in Oxbow and Weyburn prior to enlisting in the Canadian Scottish Regiment in 1941. He saw active duty in France and Belgium. After the war he moved to Toronto where he met and married Eleanor Stitt in April 1947. They later returned to Weyburn where they made their home and raised their family. Tom was employed with the Dept. of Public Health until his retirement in 1979. Tom was very active in public life. He was a life member of the Canadian Legion as well as serving three terms as president. He was a member of the Canadian Federation of Mayors and Municipalities. He was president of SUMA, and District Commander of the Sask Command Division of The Royal Canadian Legion. From 1961-65 Tom served as alderman and later was elected mayor of Weyburn serving three terms from 1967-1976. During his tenure he was instrumental in improving the lives of seniors - implementing programs such as Meals on Wheels and improved housing. He also contributed to improving Weyburn and area parks. His competitive nature often involved him in public relations events such as stock car racing, canoe racing and even a snowmobile challenge with the Mayor of Estevan. All of which he won one way or another. Always putting his civic duties first, the flood of 1969 found Mayor Tom sandbagging and working with flood crews and taking on the responsibility of blowing up the ice jam at the golf course bridge. Tom's love of horses took him on many trail rides, cattle roundups and cross country expeditions. Tom was a recreational carpenter as was evident in his many projects, including his home in Weyburn and two cottages at White Bear Lake. He was also fond of fast cars and loved to drive his sporty purple Mustang, which he bought at age 72. He was a devoted family man and attended all the important events in the lives of his children and grandchildren all over Canada and the U.S. In 1979 Tom started a small trucking company, Derby Transport Inc. In 1980 he opened The Truckers Inn Truck Stop which for a time was the only 24-hour restaurant in the area. In 1983 Tom and Eleanor bought a condo in Mesa, Arizona where they spent many happy times with family and friends. Tom will always be remembered by his family and friends for his sense of humour, his hospitality, his generosity and most of all his love of life.
- Violet Elizabeth (nee Nelson) Hart, late of Weyburn, passed away at Hilltop Manor, Weyburn on Thursday, April 4, 2013 at the age of 92 years. Violet was predeceased by her parents, Asta and Nicholas Nelson; husband, Morley Hart; two brothers, Melvin and Walter Nelson; sisters-in-law, Naomi and Marguerite Nelson; and brother-in-law, Leonard Myer. Left to cherish her memory are her daughter, Marlene Hart of Moose Jaw; two sons, Garnet (Barb) Hart of Weyburn, and Bruce (Leslie) Hart of Atlanta, Georgia; grandchildren, Shaun Hart (Jessica Bronsch) and Kendra Hart; sister, Alice Myer as well as many nieces, nephews, relatives, and friends. Violet was born on January 14, 1921 in the Wheaton area. She received her education at Wheaton School. Violet married Morley Hart on December 20, 1945 and they farmed in the Talmage area until they moved to Weyburn in 1988. In 2005, Violet moved into her new home at Hilltop Manor and became part of a new family for eight years. Violet was a member of the Weyburn Legion Branch #47 and also a regular patron at the Weyburn Senior Center after moving into Weyburn. She loved gardening, taking great pride in her tomatoes. Violet also enjoyed curling, sewing, playing cards, doing crossword and jigsaw puzzles, and especially watching her sons play baseball. Violet will be remembered for her quiet, soft-spoken nature. She looked forward to visits from her children and two dear grandchildren. Shaun and Kendra had a special place in her heart and she found great pleasure in watching them grow. Cremation took place in Regina. A Memorial Service was held Monday, April 15, 2013 at 1:00 PM from Fletcher Funeral Chapel, Weyburn with Reverend John Ferrier officiating. Interment followed at Hillcrest Cemetery, Weyburn. Honorary pallbearers were Elva Nelson, Dwila Hofmeister, Leona Popowich, Vera Wodzinski, Jean Wawro and Anne Paslawski.
- Elizabeth 'Betty' (nee Armstrong). On Friday, March 16, 2001, Elizabeth Hartenberger, late of Weyburn, went to her reward aged 78 years, after a lengthy and valiant battle with cancer. As well as numerous in-laws, relatives and friends who have gone before her, Betty will be reunited with her cherished father, Francis "Army" Armstrong (1950), her mother, Elizabeth Blair (1989), sister Margaret (Maggie) Haglof (1996) and her beloved only son, Larry (1990). Elizabeth Hartenberger was born March 2, 1923 in Three Rivers (Trois-Riviéres), Quebec. Growing up, she had a privileged life and had wonderful memories of the years she spent living in Owen Sound, ON, Saskatoon, SK, Calgary, AB and Vancouver, BC. Her father was a pilot in the RCAF and later worked for Woolworth's, so the family transferred all over Canada in her earlier years. Betty was educated in Montessori Schools for five years and then completed her education at the Sunalta School in Calgary. As a young woman she wrote the Civil Servant Test and received the highest marks in Alberta. She was recruited by the Department of National Defense to work as a machine operator, just as computers were being introduced. Betty left Calgary in 1945 and went to Vancouver, where her family lived. She started nursing at Esendale and graduated in 1948. In 1951-52, Betty wrote the Banker's Test and started working at the Bank of Montreal in Vancouver as their machine operator. In 1953, friends in Bladworth, SK brought her closer to the lure of working at what was then known as the Saskatchewan Hospital, as an RPN. Here, she met Hank, who also worked there. They married January 18, 1955 and started their family. Tragedy struck when Hank developed TB. While Hank spent a lot of time recovering in the Sanitarium at Fort Qu'Appelle, Betty struggled courageously to bring up the children. In later years, owing to the lack of maternity leave and loss of seniority that women in those days had to endure, Betty returned to the workforce, but not back at the hospital. Instead, she worked at the Weyburn Credit Union for nine years as a teller, supervisor and later the staff co-ordinator. In 1974, Betty returned to Souris Valley Extended Care Hospital as a nurse. In 1975 a position came up in their payroll office. Betty worked there as a 'comptroller' until her retirement in 1982. During Betty's years in Weyburn, she was involved with the "White Cross," the Legion Ladies Auxiliary, Knox Presbyterian Church and of course the Soo Line Boxing Club. Not many wives would have tolerated boxing gyms and equipment in all their houses over a lifetime. Betty always insisted that whoever came by was fed and treated as part of the family. That meant the house was always open to friends, their children's friends, and whoever else was along. Betty was a second "Mom" to many over the years. She was secretary-treasurer of the Weyburn Soo Line Boxing Club for over 40 years and will be missed by all the young boxers. On a personal level, Betty was creative and loved to sew, knit and crochet. Baking and canning (making pickles and jams) was something she was especially good at. One of Betty's dreams was to one day open a craft/sewing and pattern shop. Sadly, that dream died with the death of her friend, Helene, who shared that vision with her. Betty instead kept busy sewing and knitting after retirement. She especially loved making knitted dolls for the church bazaar. Apart from numerous boxing trips, Betty travelled whenever she could to Australia, Toronto and the USA. She also took great pride in watching her son Larry perform with the Canadian Skyhawks Parachute Team. Betty was a wonderful daughter, wife, mother and grandmother. She was ahead of her time, having two successful career paths before her marriage, in a time when most other women didn't even work outside the home. Betty gave up a lot of her own personal goals to provide a loving, stable home for Hank and their children. She gave more than she ever received, and for that we thank her. She had a wonderful sense of humour we'll miss hearing her say, "that's a dirty Irish trick!" The main focus of her life was her husband, Hank, daughters: Elizabeth of Toronto and Terry (Steve) Platts, and granddaughter, Carrie, of Perth, Australia, and late son, Larry, who tragically died in 1990 after an army paratroop maneuver exercise in the Arctic. Special thoughts remain with Storm, a little girl who was especially dear to her heart. Betty also leaves to mourn her brother, John (Anita) Armstrong in Calgary; brother-in-law, Adolph Hartenberger in Regina; sister-in-law, Mary Willey in Vancouver; numerous nieces and nephews and surviving relations from both the Armstrong, Pfeifer and Hartenberger families, scattered across Canada and the USA. Hank, Elizabeth, Terry, Steve and Carrie would like to thank all those family, friends and neighbours, who have shown friendship and love over all the years. This has been especially appreciated since her son Larry's death and during Betty's personal journey with cancer since 1995. Special hugs go to Hank, John Ferrier, Mable Hubbs, Birdie McKenzie, Betty Kot, Grace Kurtz, Yvette Dumaine, Gordon and Bea Liddle, who have been there through thick and thin, especially when Elizabeth and Terry couldn't be. Thanks must also go to Dr. Liem and staff at the Allan Blair Clinic, the Regina Cancer Lodge, who looked after Betty when she received treatment there, and for the Palliative Care Team in Weyburn, who do the best they can. We appreciate and thank you for your support and care. Good bye Betty. We have loved you always, no one will ever take your place. Be at peace now. Thank you for everything. We will miss you more than words can express. Betty's funeral service was held Thursday, March 22 at 2:00 p.m., from Knox Presbyterian Church, Weyburn, with Rev. John Ferrier officiating. Honorary pallbearers were the Legion Ladies Auxiliary. Betty's ashes were interred with her son and will be lovingly scattered in the mountain streams in Alberta at a later date.
- John William Hartness, late of Weyburn, passed away on Tuesday, March 15, 2005 at the age of 82. John was predeceased by his parents, Selena and Walter Hartness and his brother, Joe Hartness. John is survived by his wife, Anna Maria Hartness, and his children: Selena (Murray) McGillivray and their children, Jody (Chad) Hasbargan (Hannah, Jacob, John, Olivia), Teresa Boss (Cienna, Luke), and Jason (Susan) McGillivray (Megan, Matthew, Amanda), Marjorie Thompson and her children, Lee Ann (Shayne) Greer (Matthew, Danika, Anthony), and Stephanie (Mark) Johnson (Ashley, Joshua, Chad, Jacob, Jada), Rick (Debbie) Hartness and their children, Gregg, Erin and Todd, Kim (Nella) Hartness and their children, Jessica and Vanessa, and Melanie Hartness; and his brothers, Tom, Leo, Harvey (Cec), Maurice, Alvin (Lynn) and his sisters, Mabel (George) Wallis, Lois (Wes) Maynard, Ethel Wilson, and Selena Rodger and numerous nieces and nephews. John William Hartness was born on March 22, 1922 at the homestead in the Verwood area. He and Anna Maria were married on December 13, 1945 in Holland. John worked as a heavy duty mechanic for many years at Dreis Brothers and Barber Motors. He spent many enjoyable hours in his workshop tinkering. He loved boating at Candle Lake with his family and enjoyed vacationing in Acapulco. John was a loving family man, had a great sense of humor and was ready to help anyone in need. He enjoyed talking to others about his hope for a better future under Jehovah's Kingdom arrangement.The Service of Remembrance for John Hartness was held Saturday March 19 at 2:00 p.m. at the Kingdom Hall of Jehovah's Witnesses, Weyburn, with Arnold Kozak presiding. All in attendance were considered honorary pallbearers. Interment was at Hillcrest Cemetery, Weyburn.
- Doris Isabelle (nee Dickson). On Tuesday, March 4, 2003, Doris Isabelle Hauglum, late of Weyburn, passed away at the Weyburn General Hospital, at the age of 75 years. Predeceased by her parents, Robert and Helen Dickson. Doris is survived by her loving husband, Harry Hauglum of Weyburn; her children: Allan (Shirley), James (Patricia), Cynthia (Austin) and Kenneth (Lisa); grandchildren; Sean, Renee, Shayne, Jodi, Melanie, Deanna and Makenzie; brothers: Robert "Bob" (Ruth) Dickson, Keith (Marjorie dec.) Dickson and William "Bill" (Janice) Dickson, as well as many nieces and nephews. Doris Isabelle Hauglum was born March 24, 1927 at Weyburn. She grew up on a farm seven miles east of Weyburn where she experienced the depression of the 30's. She attended public school at Marmora, a farm school east of Weyburn and graduated from the Weyburn Collegiate. On June 4, 1947, Doris married Harry Hauglum at the Parish of all Saints Anglican Church in Weyburn. Doris made sure her family attended church and all were Baptized and Confirmed at All Saints Anglican Church. They lived many years in Weyburn, moving to Edmonton, AB in 1972 and returning to Weyburn in 1980. Doris worked many years in jewellery retail stores, as manager for many years for Peoples and more recently as a clerk for York Jewellers. She loved the staff and customers. She enjoyed cooking, baking, gardening, knitting and pets, especially dogs and birds. The following are special tributes by her family: Mom is loved by all. She has filled her life with caring for others. She always put everyone else first. She rejoiced in the success of her children and grandchildren. She was a people person. She was full of compassion for her loved ones. She was always 'other giving'. She loved nature and especially her yard in which she took great pride. Her doors were always open to others. She loved to cook and bake. If a person's life is measured by love and caring for others, then Mom was the greatest person who ever lived. She is the inspiration that has and will guide us and our children for the rest of our lives. All who knew Mom loved her. A memorial service was held Saturday, March 8 at 11:00 a.m. from All Saints Anglican Church, Weyburn, with Rev. John Gardner officiating. Interment followed in Green Acres Memorial Gardens, Weyburn. All her grandchildren were considered honorary pallbearers.
- Harry Norman. On Saturday, June 14, 2003, Harry Norman Hauglum, late of Weyburn, passed away at the Weyburn General Hospital at the age of 75 years. Predeceased by his parents, Osmund and Sigrid Hauglum; sister, Jennie Ovida Wiley and by his wife, Doris who passed away on March 4, 2003. Harry is survived by his family: Allan (Shirley) Hauglum and their children: Shayne and Jodi; Jim (Pat) Hauglum and their children: Sean and Renee; Cindy (Austin) Swackhammer and their daughter, Melanie; Ken (Lisa) Hauglum and their children: Deanna and Makenzie; one brother, Arvid Palmer Hauglum and one sister, Laurel Denise Melnyk. Harry was born September 26, 1927 on Sec28 Tp9 Rge12 W2 to Osmund and Sigrid Hauglum. He married Doris Dickson at the Parish of All Saints Anglican Church in Weyburn on June 4, 1947. They lived many years in Weyburn, moving to Edmonton in 1972, and returning to Weyburn in 1980. Harry worked as an independent trucker for CN. He was very involved in his earlier years with the Young Fellows Club and was past president 1966-67; also with Dale Carnegie, Toastmasters, the Elks and the Royal Canadian Legion. He played hockey, was a very good dancer, and love his yard and landscaping. He was a real homebody, not a great lover of travelling, and held strong opinions on political events. He loved gadgets, always enjoying any unique gifts at Christmas, and had a great collection of tools, rakes and hoses and sprinklers of all descriptions. He enjoyed garage sales and was always in search of bagains and loved to negotiate the price. The sign in their yard reads,'Two old crows live here/ sit long talk much'. His lawn mower was a Harry - same as his name. He always had a strong bond with his brother, Arvid, and felt like he had a broken heart after Doris' passing. Harry was a hopeless romantic and was very proud of being Norwegian. He always had a pen and pocket organizer. An excellent swimmer, he taught his children to be fish. He was very proud of his children and their accomplishments, and loved to be a 'stuperviser' of projects at his children's homes. He was a lousy fisherman, having all the hooks but no luck. His favorite saying was 'Now where are those kids when you need them.' He would not accept more than he could give back and always appreciated his neighbours and their help. He will be lovingly remembered by all he knew and loved. A memorial service was held Monday, June 23, at 11:00 a.m. from All Saints Anglican Church, Weyburn, with Rev. David Holmes officiating. Interment followed in Green Acres Memorial Gardens, Weyburn. All his grandchildren were considered to be honorary pallbearers.
- Elvin Stefan. After a brief but courageous battle with cancer, Elvin Stefan Haupstein passed away on August 1, 2013 at Weyburn Saskatchewan surrounded by his family. Elvin was born on May 13, 1936 to Adolf and Pauline Haupstein on a farm halfway down the Halbrite grid (SE 13-7-12 W2). He was the second youngest of seven children, three who died in infancy. Elvin grew up on the dairy farm near Weyburn and graduated from Weyburn Collegiate in 1954. After high school he attended the University of Saskatchewan where he received his BScA in 1958. Elvin played basketball for the U of S Huskies. During this time in Saskatoon, Elvin married his high school sweetheart Nellie Ruth Lynn in 1957.They were happily married for 56 years. After graduation Elvin returned to the original family dairy farm located on the outskirts of Weyburn. As the city grew the dairy had to be relocated and in 1964 was moved to its present location. The first barn had a double four herringbone parlor which served until 2001 when a new barn with a double twelve parallel parlor was built. The current dairy is operated by Elvin's son Darren. Elvin had a keen interest in the Dairy industry and served on the Board of Directors for Dairy Producers Co-op and later became Chairman of the Board of Dairy Producers which became AgriFoods International. Through these positions he became a representative of the Dairy Industry on numerous committees and boards. These positions kept Elvin actively involved for a span of 40 plus years. In March of 1993, Elvin was presented with the Commemorative Medal for the 125th Anniversary of the Confederation of Canada in recognition of significant contribution to compatriots, community and to Canada. Elvin is survived by his wife, Nellie of Weyburn and their children, Deb (Mark Johanson) of Stockholm, Sk.: Deanna (Steve) Peddle of Wawota, Sk. and their children, Rebecca (Dion) Huel, Brooke, Mackenzie: Heather (Jim Yeaman) of Weyburn, Sk.: Teresa (Tom) Richards of Kenosee, Sk. and their children, Stephanie, Clayton, Cheyenne: Cindy (Dennis) Mainil of Weyburn and their children, Colby, Dalton, Branden, Dustin, Tabitha: Darren (Pam) Haupstein, Weyburn and their children Nivay, Emily, Jaylynn, Karter: sisters Erna (Walter) Dreger of Saskatoon, Sk.: Leanne Kew of Edmonton, Delbert of Australia and sister in law Darlene Haupstein of Parksville, BC. and numerous nieces, nephews and cousins. Elvin was predeceased by his parents Adolf and Pauline Haupstein, three infant siblings, brother-in-law, John Kew and nephew Delmar Dreger. A funeral service will be held at Zion Lutheran Church of Weyburn on August 10th at 1:30 p.m.
- Edward Victor, late of Weyburn, passed away on Monday, November 5, 2007 at the age of 77 years. Edward was born on April 23, 1930, son of Stefan "Sam" and Sophie Hawryluk (nee Boychuck). Ed leaves to mourn, his wife Lois of Weyburn (nee Davis of Maidstone, SK), three children, son Darrell (Cheri) of Regina, two daughters, Tracy (Mark) Romuld of Paynton and Candace (Kent) Sutherland, Saskatoon; four grandchildren, Sara and Christopher of Regina, Ben and Adrienne of Saskatoon; a brother Michael (Alice) of Saskatoon; a sister, Vera (John) Oranga, Weyburn as well as numerous nieces, nephews, in-laws, relatives and friends. Ed grew up in Alvena and was first employed by Rosthein Theatres at the "Roxy" theatre in Saskatoon. In 1955 after several years in Saskatoon and Castlegar, BC, Ed was asked to build and manage the Aurora theatre in Uranium City. That same year he married Lois and also established the local newspaper, the "Northern News", with Ben McIntire. In 1964, Ed, Lois and family moved to Weyburn where he managed the Soo Theatres. In 1968, Ed and Lois established "The Remnant Shop" presently, R.D. Fabrics. Ed and Lois retired in Weyburn in 2002. Private Family Memorial Service was held at RD Family Funeral Chapel, Weyburn, with the interment following at Hillcrest Cemetery, Weyburn
- Winnifred Inez (nee Cameron), late of Weyburn, passed away on March 1, 2002 at the age of 90 years. Winnifred was born on the farm at Tyvan on May 3, 1911. She received her elementary and high school education in Tyvan. In 1929 she attended Regina Normal School and years later took several university courses. Winnie was one of six children of Hilliard and Minnie Cameron, growing up on the farm near Tyvan. Her older brothers Wray, Harold and Frank were there for their sisters, Pearl, Winnie and Alma. Theirs was a good life. It was before the crash and the 'Dirty Thirties'. In 1934 she married Jack Hawton at Weyburn. They were blessed with two children. In 1930, Winnie went to teach south of Weyburn at Riverview School and taught there for four years. She then stayed home to raise her two children. In 1948 she resumed her teaching career with the opening of the Lowland District School with ten students. With the centralization of the school districts in 1957, Winnie went to teach Grade 5 at Queen Elizabeth School in Weyburn until her retirement in 1976. Teaching was her love. Winnie was always very interested in her present and former students and loved to hear about their achievements after they left school. She was very interested in the education of her children and her grandchildren. She attended the high school graduation for all of her grandchildren. Winnie taught Sunday School at St. Andrew's United Church and was active in the Ladies Aid until its disbandment in 1988. She also served in the South Weyburn Community Club and in Allie Griffin Unit of the U.C.W. of Grace United Church. In 1968 she joined the Alexandria Rebekah Lodge #14. She served as Noble Grand in 1975 and District Deputy President in 1981. She spent many very enjoyable volunteer hours working with the R.M. of Weyburn History Book Committee. Winnie enjoyed her travels to Hawaii and Bahamas as well as to various places in Canada and the U.S. Winnie and Jack lived on the farm 12 miles south of Weyburn from 1934 to 1957 when they moved to 7th Street, Weyburn. A few years after Jack's death, Winnie moved to Bell Court Apartments. In 1996 she moved to the Weyburn Special Care Home. Predeceased by her parents: Hilliard and Minnie Cameron; three brothers: Wray, Harold and Frank; one sister, Pearl Gall; daughter-in-law, JoAnn Hawton in 1987; her husband Richard John (Jack) Hawton in 1968. Winnie will be lovingly remembered by her daughter, Audrey (John) Johnson of Estevan and their children: Nadine (Lyle) Leclair, Richelle and Jeff of Benson; Barbara Johnson of Africa; Brad (Angie) Johnson, Brady, Taylor and Kyle of Estevan; Rodger (Dawn) Johnson and Brendan of Estevan; her son Jay (Bernice) Hawton of Pinawa, MB and their family: Syndy (Bill) Wright, Natalie and Graham of Brandon, MB, Tammy (Murray) Draper, Cody of Winnipeg, MB; Jayann (Bernie) Majewski, Jayde, Tianna, Nikala of Winnipeg, MB; Todd (Carolyn) Hawton, Jackson, Reede of Creston, BC; one sister, Alma (Albert) Kells of Regina; one sister-in-law, Elsie (Gordon) Pow of Weyburn; and many nieces and nephews and cousins. We the family would like to thank all the neighbors, friends, teachers and former students for their support over the years that made Winnie's life so enjoyable. Special thanks to the staff at the Weyburn Special Care Home for their excellent care and comfort for the 5-1/5 years that she was a resident there. Thanks to all those special people who gave of their time for the extras over the past year. You all know who you are. A funeral service was held Tuesday, March 5 at 2:00 p.m. from Grace United Church, Weyburn, with Gary W. Goran officiating. Interment followed at Green Acres Memorial Gardens, Weyburn. Pallbearers were Winnie's grandchildren: Nadine Leclair, Brad Johnson, Rodger Johnson, Syndy Wright, Tammy Draper, Jayann Majewski and Todd Hawton. Honorary pallbearers were Allie Griffin U.C.W. Unit and Alexandria Rebekah Lodge #14.
- Trent Myles David. On Sunday, November 10, 2002, Trent Myles David Heffley, late of Yellow Grass, passed away suddenly at the age of 31 years. Predeceased by his grandparents, Wilma Heffley and Stan and Valda Mus and uncle, Bernie Mus. Trent leaves to mourn his son, Kaydon Heffley of Yellow Grass; stepchildren: Colby and Jordan Paul of Yellow Grass; his mother, Janice Heffley of Weyburn; his stepfather, Kim Mus of Cedoux; grandfather, David Heffley of Rush lake; uncles and aunts: Steve and Roxanne Clandinin of Swift Current, Dennis and Elizabeth Mus of Regina; niece and nephew: Kianna Paul and Kyran Paul of Weyburn; cousins: Jennifer Clandinin (Cory) of Saskatoon; Lee Clandinin of Grande Prairie, AB; Trevor and Shawn Mus of Yellow Grass; Andrea Toogood (Greg) of Carrot River; Karolyn and Ryan Mus of Regina. Trent Myles David Heffley was born March 13, 1971 at Swift Current. He was baptized at the Peace Lutheran Church at Rush Lake, and resided in Rush Lake where he attended Waldeck Public School until moving to Cedoux with his mother in 1978. He attended Queen Elizabeth School, Weyburn Junior High and graduated at Weyburn Comprehensive High School. After graduation he moved to Weyburn and at the time of his passing, resided in Yellow Grass. While in school Trent worked for John Mus Transfer then for a number of years at Mryglod Properties. He then drove truck to Triangle Movers and was driving for Roughcut Enterprises at the time of his death. Trent loved his motorcycles and snowmobiles. He also played hockey. Trent and Kelly lived in Weyburn until they purchased their house in Yellow Grass. Trent loved spending time with family and his many friends. A memorial service was held Friday, November 15 at 2:00 p.m. from Zion Lutheran Church, Weyburn, with Pastor Peter Walker officiating. Interment followed in Hillcrest Cemetery, Weyburn.
- Henry John. On Saturday, June 3, 2006, Henry John Heibein, of Weyburn, passed away at the Weyburn General Hospital, at the age of 82 years. Johnny was predeceased by his parents, Edward and Minnie Heibein. Johnny will be lovingly remembered by his wife of 57 years, Lil, and their family: son, Doug (Linda) Heibein and daughter, Shelley (Bill) Kievits and their children, Candice (Jay) and Nick (Danielle); brother, Lew (Lil) Heibein, as well as by numerous nieces, nephews and cousins. John Heibein was born March 18, 1924 at Simmie. He was raised on a farm near Simmie, and attended a country school. His mother had immigrated from Finland and taught in the local schools. John's father died from a heart attack at age 57, leaving his sons, John age 14 and Lew age 9. They attended Cedarview Country School near Simmie. John was a mechanic in the army R.C.E.M.E. from 1941 to 1945, spending two years in Canada and two years overseas as mechanic on the front lines. Upon his return to Saskatchewan he 'skinned cat' for Highway #39 construction with Ramsey & Bird Construction from 1946 to 1950. On March 1, 1949, John married Lil Myers of Midale in Estevan. They moved from Regina to Midale in 1950 where John began farming. He operated wells for Murphy Oil during the 50's and 60's. With Dick Bond's cat he dug pits for the first oil well drilled at Midale on Irwin Meyer's land. From 1976 to 1997, John helped in the family business, at the Pop Shoppe and Drone's Drycleaners where he sold and installed Beam vacuum cleaners. He claimed his hobby was driving down to his son's farm at Midale six days a week 'helping out'. When he wasn't at the farm he would often be seen at his daughter's Prairie Greenhouse, north of Weyburn. If you couldn't find him at either farm, you would find him fixing things at King Koin Laundry. He will be lovingly remembered and sadly missed by all his family. Funeral service was held Tuesday, June 6, at 2:00 pm from Fletcher Funeral Chapel, Weyburn, with Pastor Kirby Breitkreuz Officiating. A private family interment followed at Green Acres Memorial Gardens, Weyburn. The honorary pallbearers were: Jim and Kay Stott, Sonny and Opal Claybo, Neal and Vicky Wallace, and all his coffee buddies. The active pallbearers were: Doug Heibein, Bill Kievits, Jay Uhrich, Nick Kievits, Lew Heibein, Russ Casler, Keith Baudria and Walt Stregger.
- Steve Allan. On Sunday, December 11, 2005, Steven Allan Heidebrecht, late of Weyburn, passed away at the Weyburn General Hospital, at the age of 58 years. Steve was born February 12, 1947 at Herbert, to Harvey and Jessie Heidebrecht. Steve was predeceased by his father. He will be lovingly remembered by his wife of 38 years, Colleen and by their family of three daughters: Jody (Jeff) Pfeifer and their children, Randy and Kearstin; Kim (Kevin) Franklin and Jackie (Gary) Georgeson and their children, Katia and Wendel; his mother, Jessie Heidebrecht; his brothers and sisters: Gerry (Henry) Funk, Grant Heidebrecht, Greg (Debbie) Heidebrecht and children Geoffery and Shane, Wendy (Bill) Jossa and daughter Dall; as well as Colleen's family and cousins, nieces and nephews. Funeral service was held Thursday, December 15, at 2:00 p.m. from the Weyburn Community Free Methodist Church, Weyburn, with Rev. Wade Fitzpatrick and Rev. Dennis Camplin officiating. Interment followed in Green Acres Memorial Gardens, Weyburn. The pallbearers were: Terry Quinn, Lawrence Herzberg, Bill Mayer, Brian Hall, Ron Evans and Ed Barrett. All who shared in Steve's life were considered to be Honorary Pallbearers.
- Anna passed away May 12, 2005 at Crocus Plains Villa, Weyburn, at the age of 92 years. Anna was predeceased by her parents, John and Pauline Heier; two sisters Clara and Ida Heier and nephew Russell Stone. Anna is survived by her two sisters Frieda Stone and Lydia Heebner; one brother John Heier; two nieces Norma (Garry) Ness and Janet (Wade) Hainstock; one nephew Mark (Joanne) Heebner; five great nieces, two great nephews; one great great nephew and one great great niece; as well as her may relatives and friends. A funeral service was held Tuesday, May 17 at 1:00 p.m. from Zion Lutheran Church, Weyburn; with interment following at Green Acres Memorial Gardens, Weyburn; with Marj McLeod officiating. Active pallbearers were Garry Ness, Norman Ness, Mark Heebner, Rebecca Ness and Janet (Wade) Hainstock. Honorary pallbearers were all those in attendance
- John George. On Friday, January 5, 2007, John George Heier, late of Crocus Plains Villa, Weyburn, passed away at the age of 91 years. Predeceased by his mother and father, Pauline and John Heier; sisters, Ida, Clara and Anna Heir; one nephew, Russell Stone; and brothers-in-law, Wes Heebner and Charlie Stone. John will be lovingly remembered by his sisters, Freda Stone of Weyburn, and Lydia Heebner of Davidson; nieces: Norma (Gary) Ness of Weyburn, and Janet (Wade) Hainstock of North Battleford; nephew, Mark (Joanne) Heebner of Tisdale., great nieces and nephews, great great niece and nephew, cousins and many friends. John George Heier was born January 25, 1915 in Odessa, Russia during some very unsettled times. At the age of 13, he immigrated to Canada with his family, sponsored by the Lutheran Church. They settled in Weyburn for the first year, and then to a farm near Ralph, where he took his schooling at Littlerock School and Souris School in Weyburn. In 1946 they moved 1- 1/2 miles south of Weyburn, where he remained until about eight years ago when he bought a house in Weyburn on 2nd Street, and from there lived at Crocus Villa for the last four years. All his life John was a farmer at heart, and was a great grain farmer and raised Herford bulls. He took many trips back to Russia and met with some of his cousins. He also enjoyed his trip to Alaska, Disneyland, and many other places. He was a very generous man, giving to many charities and community fund raising events, like the grandstand. John was a faithful member of his church, and loved all the activities that came with it. He enjoyed singing with the men's choir and the gospel singers. He wasn't the 'showy' type, but quietly lent his hand to anything that needed attention. He lived his faith quietly but faithfully. Funeral service was held Monday, January 8, at 11:00 a.m. from Zion Lutheran Church, Weyburn, with Pastor Martin Olson and Marjorie McLeod officiating. Interment followed in Green Acres Memorial Gardens, Weyburn. The active pallbearers were: Ted Scholz, Gordon Strong, Joe Kaufmann, Garry Ness, Gordon Button, and Fred Megenbir.
- Pearl Mary (nee Crowder) passed away November 6, 2002 at the Weyburn General Hospital at the age of 83. Predeceased by her mother, Mary Crowder; father, Edgar Crowder; brothers Virgle and Wilbert; her husband, Daniel Hein; infant daughter, Fern Katherine and special friend, Tony Maas. Pearl is lovingly remembered by her daughters: Mary (Alvin) Teske; June (Arnold) Leslie; Dorene (Delbert) Jensen; Edna Kelly (John); Eileen (Lionel) Cherpin; her sons: Ken Hein (Bev); Danny (Darlene) Hein; daughter-in-law Gunda Hein; 18 grandchildren and 29 great grandchildren. Pearl Mary Hein was born in 1919. Her mother passed away shortly after childbirth. After Pearl's mother died, Pearl went to live with her maternal grandparents, the Holmstroms, where she grew up and attended Rockfield School. Pearl went to Sunday School and church with her grandparents and attended the Gospel Camp at Trossachs for many years. The Holmstroms, with their granddaughter Pearl, moved to Wadena in 1937. At Wadena, Pearl met and married Daniel Hein in 1940, and they later moved south to the abbott District to farm. They then moved their house to just west of Trossachs. After Pearl's husband passed away in 1968, Pearl resided in Weyburn. She began working at a nursing home, then at a motel until she retired. Pearl enjoyed playing bingo, listening to country music, and playing cards with family and friends. Pearl took great pride in her children, grandchildren and great grandchildren. No visit was ever long enough. Over the years, Pearl attended many baptisms, confirmations, graduations and weddings. Pearl enjoyed spending time with her dear friend, Annie Jensen and special puppy, Pebbles. On September 19, 2001, Pearl moved into Parkway Lodge. She thought the world of the staff at the lodge. Pearl was always happiest when she was with her family and friends. She will be sadly missed by her family and friends. Funeral service was held Saturday, November 9 at 2:00 p.m. from Grace United Church, Weyburn, with Gary W. Goran officiating. The eulogy was given by granddaughters: Karen Oxtoby and Sherry Lynn Bot. Interment followed in Green Acres Memorial Gardens, Weyburn. All those in attendance were considered to be honorary pallbearers. The active pallbearers were: Kevin Teske, Gary Leslie, Keith Hein, Darcy Jensen, Danny Hein, Dwayne Leslie, Dennis Cherpin and Tim Kelly.
- Marjorie (nee Metheral). On Saturday, September 29, 2012, Marjorie Heintzman passed away peacefully at Weyburn Special Care Home at the age of 91 years. She was predeceased by her husband, Nick Heintzman in 1994; daughter, Karen Hala in 2011; parents, Carman and Mary Metheral in 1977 and 2005; brothers, Harvey in 1964 and Sherwood in 1945; and grandparents, Wm. Samuel and Isabella Metheral and Peter and Barbara Killian. She will be lovingly remembered by her grandsons, Dallas Hala of Medicine Hat, AB, and Dale Hala of Calgary, AB; great grandsons, Nickolas and Daniel Hala; brother, Ron (Tory) Metheral of Weyburn, sister, Audrey Wilkinson of Weyburn, as well as many nieces and nephews. Marge was born August 24, 1921 to Carman and Mary Metheral on a hot summer day on the family farm 2 ½ miles southwest of Weyburn. When she was six years old they moved to a farm located just west of Weyburn. In later years Ron and Tory Metheral lived on the same farm and presently Tyler and Carey Metheral live there with their sons, Mac and Jarrett. Marge attended Souris School and later Weyburn Collegiate, walking back and forth most days. As a teenager she enjoyed attending the country dances and events held at Prospect and South Weyburn Country Schools. During the winter months, Marge and her brother Harvey would often walk from the farm to the Weyburn rink to watch hockey games, freezing while watching the games and then walking the long trip home. Marge married Nick Heintzman in 1940. Nick was an avid banjo and violin player and entertained at many local dances and events. Marge frequently accompanied him and in later years enjoyed reminiscing about how much fun it had been. As a couple they also enjoyed going to hockey and baseball games. They particularly enjoyed attending the Red Wing games and watching their grandsons play hockey. Marge’s hobbies were knitting, sewing and other crafts. In later years she enjoyed painting beautiful water colour pictures. As a member of the "Grand Bend Homecraft Club" Marge learned numerous home-making skills. She was an avid gardener and won an award for “best garden” while living on Qu’Appelle Street. Marge was also a ball player and spent time on a girl’s travelling team and later as a catcher on an inner-city girl’s team. Marge was active in the Grace United Church. She taught Sunday School, was a leader of the "Winona Mission Band" and participated in the "Busy Bee Circle". The Heinztman family owned and operated a second hand book store and Marge enjoyed time spent with the young people who came to read and buy candy. Nick and Marge were blessed with the birth of their daughter, Karen on June 10, 1942 and when asked what the highlight of her life was she would always say her daughter, Karen. Their relationship over the years was not only mother and daughter but also best friends. Marge was further blessed when she became a “Nanny” to grandsons, Dallas and Dale. More blessings came with great grandsons, Nick and Daniel. Karen returned from Calgary to enjoy her retirement and be close to Marge, but their time together was far too short. When Karen became ill and passed away in 2011 Marge demonstrated amazing strength and loving concern. Marge loved young people and they readily returned the feeling. The "child within" was expressed over the 91 years of her life especially as we witnessed her family of stuffed "monkeys" grow, receiving many of them from friends and relatives. The staff at Special Care Home were her "family". Marge would often refer to them as her "kids" and we thank them for the loving care she received. The family of Marge feel blessed for the time we have had with our “fun filled little lady." A Celebration of Marge’s life was held at Grace United Church, Weyburn, SK on October 3, 2012 with Rev. M. Barnabas officiating.
- Nickolas Joseph Heintzman, beloved husband of Marjorie Heintzman, loving Dad of Karen Hala, passed away May 28, 1999 at the age of 83 years. Nick was born in Leader, SK on July 18, 1915. He later farmed in the Weyburn District and owned the store, Heintzman Centre for 12 years. Nick married Marjorie Pearl Metheral on October 15, 1940 and enjoyed 59 loving years. During WWII he was in the Army from 1942 to 1944 when he was discharged due to medical reasons. Nick was a member of the United Church for many years. He loved his music and for many years played the banjo and violin with many of his music friends, much to the enjoyment of all those who were there to listen. Besides his wife and daughter, Nick is survived by two grandsons, Dallas and Dale Hala, and two great grandsons, Nickolas Hala and Daniel Hala, all of Calgary, AB; and mother-in-law, Mary Metheral of Weyburn. As well, he will be missed by sister Katie (Colin) Monteith of Weyburn; brother-in-law Ron (Tory) Metheral of Weyburn; sisters-in-law, Audrey (Bus) Wilkinson of Weyburn; Rose Bleth, Mary Heintzman and Sylvia Sinclair of Calgary; as well as many nieces, nephews and other relatives. He was predeceased by his parents: Rudolph and Irma Heintzman; two brothers: Walter and Sebastian (Cappy); two sisters: Pauline and Francis; and several half brothers and sisters. Funeral service was held Tuesday, June 1 at 2:00 p.m. from Grace United Church, Weyburn, with Bill Corkum officiating minister. Interment followed in Hillcrest Cemetery, Weyburn. Honorary pallbearers were: Don Douglas, Maurice Miller, Jesse Balkwill, Don Endicott, Mel Van de Sype and Hugh Alexander. The active pallbearers were: Kevin Wilkinson, Tyler Metheral, Lloyd Culham, Tom Minard, Larry Ireland and Dennis Bernie.
- Sebastian "Seb" Peter passed away on December 16, 2006 at the Weyburn General Hospital at the age of 83 years. Seb will be lovingly remembered by his children: Sandra (Brian) Bakken, Duane (Denise) Heisler and Deanna (Henry) Irwin; grandchildren: Scott (Susan) Benning, Laura (Jack) Diede, Grant Benning, Jeff Heisler, Angela Kostiuk, and Tammy Bloor (Jerry Chrest); ten great-grandchildren: Anneliese, Macgregor & Genevieve Benning; Emily, Jillian and Seth Diede; Katelyn and Timothy Kostiuk; and Zachary and Lexci Bloor-Chrest; his very special friend and devoted caregiver, Doris Meckum; brothers Matthew (Ruth), Jack (Marie); sisters Margaret Heisler, Kay Herauf, Phyllis (Marty) Wasser, sisters-in-law Helen Heisler, Martha Heisler, Mabel Lohse, LaVine Rivard, Dorothy Casler, Kay Casler and numerous nieces and nephews. Seb was predeceased by his wife, Laura in 1991, his son-in-law Brian Benning in 1999, three grandsons and one great-grandson in infancy, his parents Frank and Eva Heisler, siblings George, Peter (Kay), Thomas (Frances), Adam, Tony, Barbara (Chris) Young, Mary (John) Niedermayer as well as numerous brothers and sisters-in-law. Seb was born December 9, 1923, the seventh of 13 children born to Frank and Eva. He was raised on the farm in the Qu'Appelle area, where he worked until his late teens when he went to work in a foundry in Oshawa, Ontario. At the age of 21 he moved to Weyburn where he worked at various jobs, including the Weyburn Flour Mill, Soo Freight Trucking, and the Coop Feed Mill. It was while working at the Coop he met his wife, Laura Casler. Seb and Laura were married on November 4, 1946 in Weyburn, where they stayed and raised their family. In 1951 Seb began his 35 year career at the Saskatchewan Hospital in the powerhouse initially as a fireman, then as plumber's helper, and then as journeyman plumber. Once he retired in 1986 he had much more time to commit to his hobbies: carpentry and woodworking (he could build and/or fix anything!), gardening and nature, but most of all, music. Making music was a huge part of Seb's life; he played the guitar, harmonica and the accordian. He loved to make music; whether it jamming with his brother Matt, playing with his many musical friends, or entertaining as part of many bands over the years, including The Blue Tones, The Pioneers, and Mel and Friends. He was happiest when he was with the people he loved and playing his guitar. And when he didn't have his guitar with him, he whistled, so no matter where he was he was making music. Especially fortunate were the children in Seb's life. He took great pleasure in being with the little ones, entertaining them with music and laughter, building toys, and encouraging their interests. The fond memories he has created for generations with his hand built birdhouses, windchimes, "Christopher", children's furniture, and toys; fishing trips, old-time dance lessons, lots of music, and even more love, will always be held dearly in our hearts. He will be ever remembered. Funeral service was held Wednesday, December 20, 2006 at 2:00 pm at the Free Methodist Church. Pastor Jody Pfeifer was officiant. Active Pallbearers were: Jeff Heisler, Scott Benning, Grant Benning, Clint Wormsbecker, Mervin Heisler, and Ray Green.
- Julles H. "Joe". On Monday, February 15, 1999, Julles H. "Joe" Hemeryck, late of Weyburn, passed away at the age of 75 years. Predeceased by his parents, Bill and Zoe Hemeryck; and one sister-in-law, Georgette. Joe leaves to mourn two brothers: Tonie Hemeryck and Albert (Ida) Hemeryck; nieces and nephews: Dennis (Pat) Hemeryck, Lorna (John) Grismek, Brenda (Ron) VanMackelbergh, Deanne (Vern) Percival, Rose (Ed) VanMackelbergh, Brian Hemeryck; as well as the Benning family and many close friends. Joe Hemeryck was born at his family home in Deloraine, MB. He received his schooling at Brock School. During the war, Joe joined the RCAF and served in England as a rear gunner and a mechanic. Upon discharge from the RCAF, Joe worked at farming, in a service station, C.P. railway and in the early 50s began working in the oilfield. He lived in Deloraine, Virden, Didsbury, Estevan, Midale and in 1958 moved to Weyburn. In 1956 he joined Canadian Superior Oil Co. and in 1964 he started with PanCanadian where he was employed until his retirement in 1988. Joe was a past executive member of the Weyburn Red Wings, Weyburn Elks Club, Weyburn Legion, South Weyburn Community Centre, and St. Vincent de Paul Parish Church where he served as an usher. He enjoyed gardening, cooking, fishing, attending hockey games and hosting teams and parents, camping and visiting. Prayers were said Wednesday, February 17 at 7:00 p.m. from Hastings-Dionne Funeral Home with Mary Ann Seitz presiding. The funeral mass was held Thursday, February 18 at 1:30 p.m. from St. Vincent de Paul Roman Catholic Church, Weyburn, with Father John Mock celebrant. Interment followed in Hillcrest Cemetery, Weyburn. Honorary pallbearers were Harvey and Gae Gall, Norman and Karen Jordon, Jim and Marian Brown, Jerry and Orlanda Mainil, Gwen Hopkins, Johnny and Fay Johnston. The active pallbearers were Raymond Cugnet, Terry Benning, Sterling Hobbs, Cliff Anderson, Gordon Benning and Jack Hobbs.
- George A. Hemphill passed away May 30, 2004. He was born on December 20, 1910 in Weyburn. George was predeceased by his parents, Harry W. and Gertrude Hemphill (nee Brooks); his step-mother, Alvina Ellis; two sisters, Jean and Althea; and two brothers, Harvey and Harry. He is survived by his wife, Elva Hemphill, Weyburn; his daughter, Darlene (Graham) Thackeray, Goodwater; his son, Dale Hemphill, New Zealand; five grandchildren: Ian (Sheila) Thackeray, Peter Thackeray, and Laura Thackeray; and Paul Hemphill and Dane Hemphill (Nicola) of New Zealand; three great grandchildren: Dylan, Nolan and Mason Thackeray; three sisters, Gertie McKenzie, Vancouver Island, BC, Edna Lockyear, Lethbridge, AB, and Colleen (Elvin) Holtz, Red Deer, AB; one brother, Norman (Jean) Hemphill, Port Hardy, BC; as well as numerous nieces and nephews. George and Elva were married in Weyburn in July of 1942. They farmed east of Weyburn from 1945 until April, 1991 when they retired to Weyburn. The funeral service was held on Wednesday, June 2 at 2:00 p.m. from Knox Presbyterian Church, Weyburn with Rev. John Ferrier officiating. The active pallbearers were Gordon Hemphill, Dave Hemphill, Lorne Hemphill, Art Hemphill, Allen Clark and Gary Holtz. Interment followed at Hillcrest Cemetery.
- Harvey William. On Thursday, May 10, 2001, Harvey William Hemphill, late of McTaggart, passed away at Crocus Plains Villa in Weyburn, at the age of 88 years. Harvey was born August 24, 1912 at Weyburn, SK. He was predeceased by his parents, Harry and Gertrude Hemphill; his wife, Marion; one brother, Harry and two sisters: Althea and Jean. Harvey is survived by his children: Isabel (Ellwood) Whitrow; Donald Hemphill; Allan Hemp-hill; Gordon (Carol) Hemphill; Evelin (Duane) Schmidt; Arthur (Audrey) Hemphill; Ellen (William) Steinacker; Ken (Erna) Hemphill, and Lorne (Judy) Hemphill; 21 grandchildren, 36 great grandchildren and four great great grandchildren; his brothers: George (Elva) Hemphill and Norman (Jean) Hemphill; his sisters: Gertrude McGillivray, Edna (Charles) Lockyer and Colleen (Alvin) Holtz; sister-in-law, Joyce Hemphill; as well as numerous nieces and nephews. A graveside service was held Monday, May 14 at 11:00 a.m. from Green Acres Memorial Gardens, Weyburn, with Rev. Julia Sinclair officiating. Pallbearers were: Rex Whitrow, Donald Hemphill, Martin Schmidt, Richard Hemphill, Trevor Knibbs and Chris Hemphill. A reception followed at 2:00 p.m. at the McTaggart Hall.
- Blanche (nee Claffey) passed away Wednesday, May 31, 2000 at the Pasqua Hospital in Regina, at the age of 88 years. Predeceased by her husband, Lance in 1982; her parents John and Nellie Claffey; four brothers: Neal, Vernon, Arva and Bruce; six sisters Nellie, Julia, Frances, Nora, Esther and Grace. Blanche will be sadly missed and lovingly remembered by her two sons: Winston (Noreen) Henderson of Regina; Brad (Peggy) Henderson of Weyburn; three grandchildren: Carla Henderson of Regina; Mason and Marc Henderson of Weyburn; special daughter, Jennifer (Ron) Dunham of Red Deer, AB; two sisters: Inez Hendriks of Regina, and Mary Baker of White Rock, BC; numerous sisters-in-law, brother-in-law, nieces and nephews. Blanche was a very devoted and loving wife and mother. For years she was an active member of the Grace United Church, spending numerous fulfilling hours working in the church library and delivering books to the nursing homes. A private family funeral service was held on Saturday, June 3, with Rev. Bill Corkum officiating. Interment followed in Green Acres Memorial Gardens.
- Eunice. With deep sadness, we wish to give notice of the sudden passing of our dear mother, Eunice Henheffer on April 26, 2013 at the age of 92 years. Eunice was predeceased by her husband, Herb; her five sisters and two brothers. She leaves to mourn, her son, Larry (Becky), his children, Lynn Marie and Lonnie; son, Ed and daughters, Eya and Tracey; son, Doug (Sylvia) and daughters, April, Vicki and Lindsey; son, Len (Sav) and their daughters, Hayley and Katie; daughter, Lorie (Jack) Sagris and their children, Stephanie and Johnathan; daughter, Elaine (Mike) Hubbard and their children, Mark (Charlene) Hubbard and Jody (Terry) Horth; five great grand children, Kenady and Denon Hubbard and Jenna, Brayden and Jacob Horth. At 92 years, Eunice had enjoyed a long and healthy life. She was always active in her children’s interests and family gatherings. She travelled extensively and enjoyed gardening, reading, playing cards, square dancing and other club participation. She was recently honoured for belonging to the CWL for 70 years. In lieu of flowers, donations to the Heart and Stroke Foundation may be made in memory of Eunice and would be greatly appreciated. Prayers were said Wednesday, May 1 at 7:00 PM from Fletcher Funeral Chapel, Weyburn. Mass of Christian Burial was held Thursday, May 2 at 10:30 AM from St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church, Weyburn with Father Gerry Bauche celebrating. Interment was at Green Acres Memorial Gardens, Weyburn, beside her late husband.
- Mable Annie Margaret (nee Mark) Krieger Henning. On Monday, July 16, 2001, Mable Annie Margaret passed away at Crocus Plains Villa in Weyburn at the age of 84 years. Predeceased by her first husband, William Fredrick Krieger; her second husband, Adolph Elmer Henning; four brothers: Gordon Mark, Alvin Mark, and two in infancy; one sister-in-law and four brothers-in-law. Mable will be lovingly remembered by her son, Marvin (Berniece) Krieger of Carlyle; her daughter, Maxine (Joe) Leslie of Mt. Lehman, BC; grandchildren: Rick (Joan) Krieger, Trent (Cindy) Krieger, Coralie (Sean) Johnson, Meghan (Alec) Kotai, and Stephen, Michael, Daniel and Jordan Leslie; great grandchildren: Morghan and Brayden Krieger, Blake Johnson and Samuel Krieger; two sisters: Lillie Parnus and Neva Schultz, both of Weyburn; one sister-in-law, Ethel Mark of Regina; as well as numerous nieces and nephews. Mable was born at the family farm at Lang on July 21, 1916, where she was raised along with two sisters and two brothers. She attended Smithdale School until grade 10. On October 22, 1938, Mable married William Fredrick Krieger. Mable and Bill farmed in the Lang district until 1965, when they retired and moved to Weyburn, Bill passed away January 1, 1975. Mable was a reporter for the Weyburn Review and Milestone Mail for many years. She was an Avon representative in Lang and Weyburn, and belonged to the Helping Hand Club in Lang and the Homemakers in Weyburn. She enjoyed knitting, crocheting, cards, traveling, curling, shuffle and the Wheatland Senior Centre, square dancing, gardening, taking pictures and filling her scrapbooks. She always had to have baking, preserves and crochet items ready for the Weyburn fair. She was a CGIT leader in Lang and a member of Grace United Church and the UCW. On June 18, 1976, Mable married Adolph Elmer Henning. Mable and Adolph lived in Weyburn and spent the winters in Texas. They did a lot of traveling until Adolph's passing in 1993. Mable became a resident of Crocus Plains Villa in 1997 and lived there until her passing. She was a very special mother, grandmother and great grandmother who is really going to be missed. We all have very special memories to remember. Funeral service was held Monday, July 23 at 2:00 p.m. from Grace United Church, Weyburn, with Rev John Ferrier officiating. Interment followed in Hillcrest Cemetery, Weyburn. All those in attendance were considered to be honorary pallbearers. The active pallbearers were: Sam Hennie, Gary Krieger, Bernie Krieger, Ken Grams, Wilbur Grams and Delbert Flaten.
- Donald John Hepting late of Weyburn passed away on June 21, 2009 at the of age 64 years. Donald was predeceased by his father, John; mother, Martha; brother, George and father and mother-in-law, Pat and Jean Bauer. He is survived by his loving wife, Bonnie Hepting, Weyburn; his children, Alison (Tim) Wotherspoon, Weyburn and their children, Ashley, Rylan, Braeya, Sean (Jaclyn) Hepting, Calgary, AB, their daughter, Maddie; one sister, Carol (George) Benko, Cupar; brother, Bruce (Grace) Hepting, Surrey BC; brothers-in-law, Arnold (Irene) Bauer, Regina; Kevin Bauer, Calgary, AB; sister-in-law, Lynn (Dennis) Koloski, Saskatchewan Beach; uncle, Norman (Elsie) Hepting, Regina; aunt, Florence Miller, Penticton, BC; numerous nieces, nephews and cousins. Don grew up in Cupar, and started teaching in Midale in 1967. He taught there for 17 years before moving to Weyburn where he was the principal at St. Dominic Savio for 12 years. He retired in 1996, enjoying his family and friends, and never missing his coffee times down at Carves. Prayer Service for Donald was held on Wednesday, June 24, 2009 at 7:00 p.m. from St. Vincent de Paul Roman Catholic Church Weyburn. Funeral Mass was held on Thursday June 25, 2009 at 10:00 a.m. from St. Vincent de Paul Roman Catholic Church with Fr. Gerry Bauche celebrant. Pallbearers were Denis Tremblay, Jerry Jordens, Garry Miller, Leo Bauer, Warren Blundell and Shane Benko. Honorary Pallbearers were all in attendance.
- Dorothy Jane (nee Harper) Herberholz, late of Weyburn passed away July 9, 2011, at the age of 93 years. Dorothy was predeceased by her mother and father, Ruby and Harvey Harper; her husband, Steven Herberholz; two sisters, Evelyn Gibson and Irma Harper; grandson, Scott Hastings. Dorothy is survived by one daughter, Donna Hastings and son-in-law Neil; grandson, Todd and Angie Hastings and children Cole and Natalie; granddaughter, Lindsee and Chris Michel and children Olivia and Benjamin; two special nieces, Ruby Sayers and Doreen Dodd and their families. Dorothy Jane Herberholz was born on April 6, 1918 in Yeomans, SK, the third daughter of Ruby and Harvey Harper. She lived on the family farm and completed her Grade 12 in Trossachs. The family farm which was southeast of Trossachs was sold and she moved to Weyburn with her parents. She worked at the Weyburn Co-op grocery store as a cashier and married Steven Herberholz in 1950.They had one daughter, Donna. Over the years she worked as a salesperson in different women’s wear stores, finishing at the Weyburn Co-op. She thoroughly enjoyed her work, the people that she served and those that she worked with. She loved her home and yard and worked tirelessly to keep it spotless. She was lucky enough to remain in her home until ill health in 2007. Over the years she was a member of the Royal Canadian Legion Ladies Auxilliary, the United Church Lazy Daisies and the Grace United Church, plus others. A funeral service for Dorothy was held on Wednesday, July 13 at 2:00 p.m. from Grace United Church, Weyburn with Rev. M. Barnabas, officiating. A private family interment followed at Hillcrest Cemetery Weyburn. The Legion Ladies Auxilliary formed an Honour Guard. Honorary pallbearers were all in attendance.
- Jack Douglas Herberholz passed away suddenly on Thursday, December 5, 2002 at the age of 73 years. He will be sadly missed by family & friends. Jack was predeceased by his parents, John & Natalie Herberholz; two sisters, Susan Poyotra & Betty Ann Herberholz; brothers-in-law, Joe Peterka & Dave Fillion. Jack will be remembered by his loving wife, Ivy Herberholz, Weyburn; children, Ken (Judy) Herberholz, Weyburn; Don (Diane) Herberholz, Weyburn; Marilyn (Tim) Hood, Halbrite; Larry (Debbie) Herberholz, Weyburn; Laura (Stu) Bauman, Weyburn; Melvin (Debbie) Herberholz, Weyburn; Roger Herberholz, Weyburn; Darlene Herberholz (Kelly Deegan) Weyburn; Sharon (Larry) Istace, Weyburn; Colleen (Jim) Morrice, Goodwater; 20 Grandchildren and Eight Great-Grandchildren. Sisters, Phyllis Peterka, Weyburn; Marian Herberholz, Hamilton, ON; Marlene (Ed) Schneider, Beaver Lodge, AB; Caroline Fillion, Radville; Madelene (Marvin) Richards, Weyburn; Judy (Gordon) Malinowski, Saskatoon; Shelley (Steve) Van De Sype, Weyburn. One brother, Richard (Lorraine) Herberholz, Weyburn, as well as many nieces, nephews, relatives and friends. Jack was born on August 6, 1929 and was raised in Khedive, SK. He attended school there and later in life met his wife Ivy. They were married in the winter of 1952. Jack and Ivy were married in the United Church in Weyburn. Together they raised five girls and five boys. Jack was employed with many jobs relating to road construction in his life. He later went to school for a masonry course and later did some of that for work. Health problems later in life slowed him down and he resorted to odd jobs and yard work. Jack lived the last thirty-two years in the same residence having the Schindel families as his good neighbors and friends. He will be missed by his calls and daily messages. A funeral service was held on Monday, December 9, 2002 from the Grace United Church, Weyburn with Rev. Hazel Arbon officiating. Interment followed in the Hillcrest Cemetery.
- John Martin. On Wednesday, December 26, 2001, John Martin Herberholz passed away at Weyburn Special Care Home at the age of 96 years. John was born to Nickolaus and Magdelene (Jacob) Herberholz on September 7, 1905 in the State of Bonad Hungaria. The family: mother, father, John and two other siblings, moved to Germany in 1906, remaining there until 1910 when they emigrated to Canada. It took about 12 days by boat to travel from Liverpool to Montreal and another four to five days to reach Regina by rail. Here, John had to learn to speak English to go to school in the spring of 1912. In June of 1912 they moved to McTaggart, then on to Weyburn that fall. John went to Haig School until 1917. From there they moved to smaller towns wherever work was to be found. In 1927 the family moved to Khedive, where John went on his own working on elevator crews in Manitoba and in 1928 worked on the CPR at Khedive. In 1928 John married Natalie Schmidt of Khedive. They were married in Calvary Baptist Church in Weyburn by Tommy Douglas. In 1930 he managed a restaurant in Khedive. Bad luck struck when it burnt to the ground in 1931. Again he worked on elevators and farm work until 1939. He then helped organize Khedive Co-op, which he managed until 1941. Then he went combining in the States, coming back to Khedive to manage Imperial Oil, the CPR station and Government Insurance until 1953. He started work in 1954 with the Dept. of Highways where he worked as a crusher and checker for a while until he got permanent road grader on #13 Highway. He then moved the family to Weyburn in 1964. One year before he retired disaster struck again; his house was flooded. He moved his house to South Hill in Weyburn. He remained with the Dept. of Highways until age 65 in 1970. John had few hobbies as he was always working. After retirement he built granary floors, one day he built five floors at age 70. He also did odd jobs. Natalie passed away February 19, 1995. John lived on South Hill until March 29, 2000 when he moved to Weyburn Special Care Home where he resided until his passing on December 26, 2001 at the age of 96 years. John and Natalie had a family of 11 children, of which nine are still living. He, at the time of his death, had 110 living descendants. John was predeceased by his loving wife of 67 years, Natalie, and by two daughters: Betty Ann and Susan Potyra, two brothers: Jacob and Steven, and two sons-in-law: Joe Peterka and Dave Fillion. John will be lovingly remembered by his family: Jack (Ivy) Herberholz of Weyburn; Phyllis Peterka of Weyburn; Marian Herberholz of Hamilton, ON; Richard (Lorraine) Herberholz of Weyburn; Marlene (Ed) Schneider of Beaver Lodge, AB; Caroline Fillion of Radville; Madelene (Marvin) Richards of Weyburn; Judy (Gordon) Malinowski of Saskatoon; and Shelley (Steven) Van De Sype of Weyburn; 37 grandchildren, 55 great grandchildren, and nine great great grandchildren; two brothers: Tony (Muriel) Herberholz of Vernon, BC and Nick Herberholz of Edmonton, AB; two sisters: Amy Sauter of BC and Madeleine Forrester of Langley, BC. A memorial service was held Monday, December 31 at 2:00 p.m. from Fletcher Funeral Chapel, Weyburn, with Rev. John Ferrier officiating. Interment followed in Hillcrest Cemetery, Weyburn. Urn bearers were: Madeline Richards and Richard Herberholz. All those in attendance were considered to be honorary pallbearers.
- Robert G. (June 25, 1930 - December 15, 1999). Robert Herman passed away peacefully with his family by his side. beloved husband, father and grandfather. Robert is survived by his wife Joyce of Hubertus, Wisconsin; his mother, Margaret Herman of Calgary, AB; a sister Lois (Bill) Foulke of Dover, Delaware; a brother, Jake (Lynn) Herman of Blind Bay, BC; a son Richard (Cynthia) Herman of Pickett, Wisconsin; daughters Leslie (Sergiu) Serban of Chantilly, Virginia, and Valerie (Brent) Olynick of Hubertus. He is further survived by grandchildren, Eric Herman; Alexander and Amelia Serban, Jacob and Jessica Olynick. Robert was born in Yellow Grass and grew up in Weyburn. He was a banker and continued his career in banking after he moved to the United States. He returned to Wisconsin, his "home." Robert was a man of many interests, and will be remembered as a private pilot, amateur photographer, astronomer, and avid outdoorsman. He was preceded in death by his father, Ernest Herman and his beloved granddaughter, Erin L. Herman. A private family service was held. Interment in Zoar Cemetery in the Town of Rosendale, Wisconsin.
- Hilda Elfreda. On Sunday, June 30, 2002, Hilda Elfreda Hertes, late of Weyburn, passed away at the Weyburn General Hospital at the age of 86 years. Predeceased by her parents, her husband, Rudolf Hertes, two brothers and two sisters. Hilda will be lovingly remembered by her son, Edward (Anna Mae) Hertes of Alix, AB; grandchildren Keith (Shelley) Hertes of Estevan; Glenn (Adalynn) Hertes of St. Anne, MB; Irene (Mark) Scott of Langdon, AB; and Cheryl (Jamie) Cowling of Penticton, BC; 12 great grandchildren; one sister, Carrie Peters of Regina; and several nieces, nephews and cousins. Hilda was born at Spring Valley on May 22, 1916. She was brought up on the farm in Spring Valley and attended elementary school there. On October 20, 1935 she married Rudolf Hertes at Moose Jaw. They moved from Spring Valley to Dayard in 1946, to Corning in 1948, to Stoughton in 1967 and finally to Weyburn in 1970. Hilda enjoyed being a housewife and baking, cross stitching and playing cards. She was a very caring, generous person who enjoyed dining out and socializing with friends. A graveside service was held Wednesday, July 3 at 10:30 a.m. from Green Acres Memorial Gardens, Weyburn, with Pastor Peter Walker officiating.
- Frank Richard Hewitt was born in Tribune on April 23, 1923, the youngest of 12 siblings, he has a twin who is still living. Frank and his siblings were raised on the family farm in Tribune area where he went to school to Grade 8. On June 12, 1954 Frank married Ona Mary Lewis in Weyburn. He continued to farm for two years after his marriage, then in 1956 moved to Weyburn and worked for various jobs until he was employed by Dominion Fruit for 30 years, until his retirement. As a young man Frank curled and played ball. Frank and his family did everything together, including traveling. On Saturday January 17, 2004 Frank passed away in Weyburn at the age of 80. He is predeceased by his parents, wife Ona, brothers and sisters: Ernie, Harold, Norman, Eunice, Marjory and Murray. Frank is survived by his son, Owen (Patti) Hewitt of Weyburn and their children: Kellie (Willy) Mason, their children: Sierra and Ayua; Stacey Hewitt and Angela Hewitt; daughter, Glenda (Roger) Arseneau of Cold Lake, AB; brothers and sisters: Sam (Lydia) Hewitt of Weyburn, Hilda (Albert) Martin of Ontario, Annie Pattyson of Cold Lake, AB, Mable Tindal of Weyburn, Clara Collins of Estevan and Johnny Hewitt of Killarney, MB. Funeral service was held Tuesday, January 20 at 10:00 a.m. from Fletcher Funeral Chapel with Gary W. Goran officiating. Active pallbearers were: Brad Murray, Dale Bender, Johnny Kyrylchuk, Dalton Lewis, Allen Thomas and Wayne Olson. Interment followed in Green Acres Memorial Gardens, Weyburn.
- Samuel Thomas Hewitt passed away on February 5, 2012 at the age of 93. Sam and his twin sister Eunice were born to John and Harriet Hewitt, July 24, 1918, on the homestead at Tribune. He attended school at Tribune until close to end of the 9th grade, at which time he had to quit so he could help out with the cattle on the family farm. When World War II started Sam went to Regina and enlisted. He was a signalman and a gunner in the Royal Canadian Artillery in the 15th Canadian Field Regiment. Sam spent 4 ½ years with the armed forces and saw active duty in the British Isles, landing at the beach, code named Juno, in the Normandy Invasion, continued on into France, Belgium, Holland and Germany. After the war Sam enrolled in a nursing program at the Saskatchewan Mental Hospital in Weyburn, where he met his wife, Lydia Schafer, who was also a student in the same program. They were married on May 8, 1948, at St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church in Weyburn. He finished the nursing program at the Saskatchewan Mental Hospital, graduated as a Registered Psychiatric Nurse and continued to work there for 37 years. He continued to improve his education in nursing by taking courses, including the one for St. John’s Ambulance. Sam enjoyed carpentry, gardening and landscaping, golfing, activities at the cottage and watching and listening to hockey games. He taught many courses for St. John’s Ambulance through the years and volunteered for hockey games, fair days and many other community events with St. John’s Ambulance. He belonged to St. Vincent de Paul Roman Catholic Church and attended regularly, often doing the duty of an usher at mass. He joined the Knights of Columbus and assisted at and attended their functions as well as other church functions where and whenever he could. There were many special events throughout his life, celebrating his 25th, 50th and 60th wedding anniversaries and becoming a 4th degree Knight with the Knights of Columbus. As a Knight he went to Ottawa where he was awarded the Serving Brother Award for his service with St. John’s Ambulance by Governor General Schreyer. Sam and his wife, Lydia, lived and raised their family in Weyburn. They took many trips throughout Canada, the United States and abroad, including a trip of Remembrance with the Legion that followed his army service through England, Wales, Scotland and Europe. Sam enjoyed life. Every day was a treasure and his uplifted spirit will live on within us all. Sam was predeceased by his parents, John and Harriet Hewitt; his twin sister, Eunice and brothers and sisters, Marjorie, Ernest, Harold, Norman, Annie, Frank and John. Sam will be remembered by his wife of 63 years, Lydia of Weyburn; son, Richard (Judy) and their family, Chris, Kevin (Andrea) great granddaughters, Brooklyn and Skyra and Janet (James); son, David and his children, Jason (Rika) great grandson, Leo, Joe (Rachel) and Samantha; daughter, Diane; son, Curtis (Dodie) and his children, Amanda, Christina, Bradley, stepchildren, Melanie and Nick; daughter, Carol (Gerard) and their children, Matthew and Andrew; sisters, Clara, Mabel and Hilda; sisters-in-law, Rose and Theresa as well as many nieces and nephews. Prayers were said February 9, at St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church. A funeral mass was celebrated on Friday, February 10, at 10:00 a.m. from St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church with Father Gerry Bauche celebrating. Interment at Hillcrest Cemetery, Weyburn.
- Elfriede. On Monday, October 3, 2005, Elfriede Hilchier, late of Weyburn, Sask. passed away at Hilltop Manor at the age of 97 years. Elfriede (nee Laabs) was born February 3, 1908 in Miechowitz, in the coal mining district of Ost Silesen, Poland. Elfriede was baptized and confirmed in the Evangelical church. She became involved early in the Diakonissenhaus Friedenshort, and as a young woman decided to dedicate her life to the service of her Lord Jesus Christ as house mother and nurse in the diaconal community of Friedenshort. Sister Elfriede and the community of service mothered the orphaned and abandoned children of the region, fed, clothed and cared for the hungry and destitute, tended the sick and accompanied the dying through the Valley of the Shadow, always mindful of the witness of the cross and the resurrection which brought faith and eternal life to so many given in their care. For a number of years, she served as house mother for the six children of the Kroechert family. Following World War II, Elfriede emigrated to Canada sponsored by her friend, Mrs. Alma Picker, of Midale. In 1952, she married Alfred Hilchier, a widowed Midale farmer and became a typical farm woman, raising a large garden, as well as chickens, turkeys, ducks and pigs. After her husband died in 1960, she rented out the farm and lived in Midale where she worked at the Midale Union Hospital. In 1968, Elfriede moved to Weyburn and kept busy babysitting for various families. Everyone she worked for became her family and she particularly enjoyed looking after babies. She made many trips back to Germany and was instrumental in bringing some of her relatives to Canada in the early 1950's. Her parents, brothers and sisters all predeceased her and she is survived by numerous nieces and nephews and by many friends. Her family and friends wish to express their deepest thanks to the staff of Hill Top Manor for their exceptional care and attention during her last six years of life there. Funeral Services were held Friday, October 7th, 2005 at 2:00 p.m. from Zion Lutheran Church, Weyburn, with Pastor Martin Olson and Marj McLeod officiating. Interment followed in Westphalia Cemetery, Midale. Pallbearers were: George McLeod ,Verner Emde, Ronald Wormsbecker, Edgar Kuhn, Mark Ciarciaglini and Connor Rodine.
- Annie Patricia (nee Blake), beloved widow of Harold Hill of Weyburn passed away peacefully on Monday, July 28, 2003 at the Yorkton & District Nursing Home. She was 85 years of age. Ann was born on March 17, 1918 in Petworth, Sussex, England. She grew up amongst a large family and as a young woman joined the British Armed Forces. During the war she met Harold Hill and the couple were married in England before coming to Harold's home city of Weyburn, where they remained throughout their life together. Ann was always active in All Saints Anglican Church, with the ladies of the A.C.W. and of the Altar Guild. Many happy times were spent decorating the church and polishing the brass. Being a cook in the army, she was always willing to bake for the church and especially for the fair booth every summer. At different times she was also a member of the Royal Canadian Legion, the Saskatchewan War Brides Association and the local chapter of Job's Daughters. As the grandchildren arrived, Ann picked up her knitting needles and knit beautiful shawls, sweaters, toques and mitts. Harold and Ann would travel the province to visit the children and grandchildren she was so proud of. She enjoyed special or not so special occasions when the family could get together for birthdays, anniversaries and reunions. They managed one trip home to England, where she was delighted to visit her family that she had left behind. Ann suffered a stroke in 1994 and life became more difficult. With Harold's care she was able to be at home for a couple of years, but worsening health made it impossible and she entered long term care. Ann was predeceased by her husband, Harold (1999); her parents, Edward and Elizabeth Blake; three brothers, Ted, Arthur and Jim; three sisters, Emily, Beatrice and Alice and her brother-in-law, Jim Hill of Calgary, AB. She leaves to celebrate her life, her three children, Allan (Janet) Hill of Yorkton, Pat (George) Smith of Milestone and Kathy (Dennis) Felgate of Regina; nine grandchildren and two great-granddaughters. She also leaves to mourn, one brother, Sid (Ivy) Blake of England; brothers-in-laws, George (Daisy) Hill of Weyburn, Bill (Edna) Hill, Victoria, BC and William Luer of England; a sister-in-law, Eunice Hill of Calgary, AB as well as numerous nieces and nephews. Funeral service was held on Thursday, July 31 from All Saints Anglican Church, Weyburn, with the Reverend Canon David Holmes officiating. The organist, Mrs. Weneen Georgeson, led the congregation and members of the parish choir in the singing of the hymns. The interment service followed in Green Acres Memorial Gardens, Weyburn, with Annie's grandsons, Brian Hill, Trevor Hill, Michael Felgate, Kevin Smith, and nephews, Bud Grohn and David Pulfer serving as casket bearers.
- Clifford passed away March 27, 2013 in Regina Pasqua Hospital, at age 85 years. Predeceased by his wife, Frances Gertrude May Hill (nee Franklin) in 1999, Father Arthur Hill and Mother Ethel Hill (nee Keene), brothers, Frederick and Philip and sister, Clarice. Cliff is survived by his sons: Mervin of Prince Albert, SK and Calvin (Bev) of Regina, SK and daughter, Janice Hill of Regina, SK; granddaughter Ronna (Trent) Schnell and great-granddaughter Madison, of Regina, SK; brother, Edward (Helen) Hill of Weyburn, SK; and numerous nephews and nieces. Cliff was born October 4, 1927 at Carlyle, SK. He farmed briefly in the Carlyle/Manor area, before moving to Weyburn in 1952. In December, 1954 Cliff married Frances Franklin. He worked for the City of Weyburn until his retirement in 1988, when Cliff and Frances moved to Regina Beach, where they lived until 1997, when they moved to Regina. While living in Weyburn, Cliff was an avid bowler. He loved to fish and camp ñ spending most summers camping and spending time with family and friends at Nickle Lake Regional Park near Weyburn. Cliff was a self-taught carpenter, a creative handyman and enjoyed spending many hours in his garage "inventing". Cliff could always be relied upon to lend a helping hand to any family, friend or neighbour who needed it. At age 74, in 2003 he travelled with his daughter Janice to Australia and New Zealand, places he always wanted to visit. In later years, he loved to visit with his family and friends in his apartment building ñ playing shuffleboard, bingo and cards, listening to old time country music, reading, doing jigsaw and word puzzles and always still creating some new ëinventioní to use around his home. Cliff will always be remembered as a kind, easy going, loyal man, who always saw the best in everyone. A Memorial Service will be held Tuesday, April 2, 2013 at 2:00 p.m. from Grace United Church, Weyburn, SK with inurnment to follow in Hillcrest Cemetery.
- Edna Erna (nee Hartenberger). It is with great sadness that the family announces the passing of Edna Hill, late of Weyburn, on April 17, 2013 at the age of 93. She passed away peacefully at Tatagwa View Nursing Home with family by her side. Edna was predeceased by the love of her life, her husband, David in 1997; parents, John and Lena Hartenberger; grandson, Brad Green; great grandchildren, Cody Green, and Reid Jones; and brothers, Fred (Erna) Hartenberger, and Albert (Hazel) Hartenberger. Edna is survived by her children, Loretta Carriere of Weyburn, Doreen (Frank) Van De Weyer of Halbrite, Ken (Laurie) Hill of Weyburn; grandchildren, Gary (Marcy) Hill, Deanna (Robert) Martin, Lana Green, Rocky Pow, Shannon Yung; great grandchildren, Dallas Jones, Alicia (Gaven Thomas) Jones, Tyler (Shelly Farnden) Jones, Renee Green, Serrina Green, Amber Hill, Wyatt Pow, Hunter Pow, Shaniya Yung, Shauntay Yung; 11 great great grandchildren, and one brother, Ken (Myrna) Hartenberger; as well as many nieces, nephews, relatives, and friends. Edna was born December 5, 1919 at Woodley. She was the oldest of four, and the only girl. Dave and Edna met at a school house dance where Dave, his brother Fred, and uncle Gerald were supplying the music. Dad always said it was love at first sight. Dave and Edna were married on October 15, 1940. They first lived on the Bill Maybe farm north of Benson, doing the winter chores. In the spring of 1941 they moved to Forget. In 1942 Dave and Edna moved back to Benson where their first daughter, Loretta, was born. There they endured many winter storms and hardships. In 1944 they moved to Assa School district, and rented land there. In 1945 their second daughter, Doreen, was born. In 1950 they again moved back to Benson on her Mom and Dad’s farm. They rented this land until 1953 when they made their biggest move. They had an auction sale, and moved to Weyburn, this was a very big change for the family. In 1957 their only son, Ken, was born. Not only a big event for Mom and Dad, but also what a joy he was to us girls. Mom spent a lot of her time helping families with housework; she did this for many years. These families became a very important part of her life, they were family. She always loved their visits, and their outings. Thank you to these families for all the love they gave Mom. She loved old time, and country music, loved dancing, and loved going to dances, especially when family members were playing. She enjoyed camping with family and friends, and especially the annual Country Music Cancer Jam at Nickle Lake, not missing one of the 22 that were held. She had a special smile on her face when Ken (The Yahoo’s band) would perform. Mom camped in her own camper until she was 91, with her family near by. She especially loved all the family get-togethers. She lived in Bison Manor for a number of years, and made many good friends. Mom moved to Tatagwa View in October of 2011. Mom’s greatest joy was her children, grandchildren, and great grandchildren. She was a very loving Mom, and grandmother. She was always proud of her family, and her sweet smile, warm hugs and the “I love you’s” will be greatly missed. “We love you Mom, Grandma.” The family wishes to extend our thanks to Dr. Fong, nurses, activity workers, and all the staff at Tatagwa View for their kind care of Mom. Visitation was held Sunday, April 21 at Fletcher Funeral Chapel. A funeral service was held Monday, April 22 at 11:00 AM from Zion Lutheran Church, Weyburn with Marjorie MCLeod CLA officiating. Interment followed at Green Acres Memorial Gardens.
- Frances Gertrude May (nee Franklin). On Monday, March 15, 1999, Frances Gertrude May Hill, late of Regina, and formerly of Regina Beach and Weyburn, passed away at the age of 66 years. Born April 27, 1932 in Ratcliffe, SK, Frances was predeceased by her parents: Ernest and Bertha Franklin and numerous aunts and uncles. Frances is survived by her loving husband and companion of 46 years, Clifford George Hill; sons: Mervin and Calvin (Bev); daughter, Janice and granddaughter Ronna; brother, Benjamin (Carolyn) Franklin; sisters: Hazel (Ken) Tripp and Charlotte (Art) Dament; as well as numerous nieces and nephews. Frances and Cliff resided in Weyburn from 1952 until they retired in 1986 and moved to Regina Beach. They moved to Regina in 1997. While living in Weyburn, Frances enjoyed playing softball in her younger days and was an avid bowler until they moved to Regina Beach. She also loved gardening, both vegetables and flowers, enjoyed camping with friends and family and knitted many sweaters, afghans and other items for family and friends. Frances fought a long and courageous battle with emphysema. She was admitted to the Pasqua Hospital ICU in Regina on March 11 and died peacefully surrounded by love on the early morning of March 15, 1999. A memorial service was held Thursday, March 18 at 2:00 p.m. from Grace United Church, Weyburn, with Marilyn Anderson Corkum officiating. Cremation. All those in attendance were considered to be honorary pallbearers.
- George Walker. On Wednesday, February 20, 2008, George Walter Hill passed away at Weyburn Special Care Home at the age of 84 years. Predeceased by his parents, Walter and Elizabeth Hill; two brothers: Harold and Jim and two sisters-in-law: Ann and Unice. George will be lovingly remembered by his wife, Daisy Hill of Weyburn, and their family, four children: Shirley (Andrew) Scabavea of Denver, CO and their son, Mark; G. Ronald (Marilyn) Hill of Weyburn, and their children, Ryan (Karen Romanow) and Shawn; Susan (Bud) Grohn of Weyburn, and their children, Alexis and Kristopher; Nancy (David) Pulfer of Weyburn, and their children, Aubray (Cory) Abel, Daniel (Moria) Pulfer, Thad (Catherine Kambietz) Pulfer and Joshua Pulfer; great grandchildren: Nicholas and Riley Zerie, Daemon Patrick and Hayden Pulfer; brother, Arch Deacon William (Edna) Hill of Victoria, BC; as well as numerous nieces, nephews, relatives and friends. George Walter Hill was born February 15, 1923 at home in Weyburn, the first of four boys born to Walter and Elizabeth (Walls) Hill. He attended Haig School and Weyburn Collegiate Institute, graduating with honors. He then took teaching instruction for adult education. He dedicated four years to the R.C.A.F., North Atlantic Maritime Patrol from 1940, serving in active duty as a wireless instructor. On July 19, 1943, George married Daisy at St. John's, Nfld. at that time a colony of England. They lived in Nfld., P.E.I., Quebec with the RCA, making Weyburn their final home. Geroge worked at the Weyburn Mental Hospital as a painter, taught at Souris Valley Vocational Center as a Trades Instructor, was the Labour Standards Officer, then retired in July of 1981. George was Baptized and Confirmed in All Saints Anglican Church where he was actively involved, serving as Church Warden and other positions. In the Masons he was Worshipful Master, and associate Guardian of Jobs Daughters. He was a member of the Royal Canadian Legion Weyburn Branch #47 and numerous others. George was involved with music since a youth, taking his grade 10 from the Conservatory School of Music in piano, he also played the string bass in local bands and really enjoyed Big Band music and Jazz. In winter, he liked curling, enjoying summers at their cottage at the lake. George was a quiet man, dedicated to his family, a loving husband, father, grandfather and great grandfather. He was an intelligent man whose opinions were sought and respected. Funeral service was held Monday, February 25 at 2:00 p.m. from All Saints Anglican Church, Weyburn, with Rev. Catherine Harper officiating. All his grandchildren were pallbearers. The honorary pallbearers were members of the Royal Canadian Legion and the Masons. Interment will be at a later date.
- Harold Arthur. It is with deep sadness, we announce the passing of Harold Arthur Hill on Monday, December 6, 1999 at the age of 75 years in the Weyburn General Hospital. Born in Weyburn, August 20, 1924, Harold lived all his life in Weyburn except from 1943 to 1946 when he served in the Canadian Army overseas. During this time he met and married Annie Blake on September 18, 1945 in England. Upon returning to Canada, he was a member of the militia until 1960. He was employed at the power plant at Souris Valley Extended Care Hospital from 1946 until his retirement in 1986 as chief engineer. During this time he was also a driver training instructor and after retirement was a hobbyist farmer. Harold was an active member of All Saint's Anglican Church serving on the vestry for many years as a warden. He was very involved in the Masonic Lodge, Latomia #125 being secretary-treasurer for 17 years as well as Past District Deputy Grand Master of District 6 in 1975-76. He was also a long service member of the Royal Canadian Legion. Harold's main concern was for his family, and he always kept a close watch on the weather especially when any of his family were on the road. He was predeceased by his parents, Walter (1970) and Elizabeth (1984). Harold is survived by his loving wife Ann of 54 years, son Allan (Janet) and family, Karen, Brian and Trevor of Yorkton; daughters: Pat (George) Smith and family, Mary-Ellen, Heather and Kevin of Milestone; and Kathy (Dennis) Felgate and family, Colin, Brianna and Michael of Regina. Harold is also survived by brothers: George (Daisy) of Weyburn; Rev. William J. (Edna) of Victoria; and Jim (Eunice) of Lethbridge as well as numerous nieces, nephews and other relatives and good friends. Harold will be very missed by all. Funeral service was held Thursday, December 9 at 2:00 p.m. from All Saint's Anglican Church, Weyburn, with Rev. Julie Collings officiating. Everyone who shared Harold's life were considered to be honorary pallbearers. The active pallbearers were: Erskine Sandiford, Ed Kitchen, Rod Stafford, Bill Ferguson, Ron Hill and Bob Kinash. Members of the Royal Canadian Legion and the Masons formed an honor guard. Interment followed on Friday, December 10 at 10:30 a.m. in Green Acres Memorial Gardens, Weyburn.
- Lorena (nee Hillard). On Tuesday, May 4, 1999, Lorena Hills, late of Weyburn, passed away at Souris Valley Regional Care Centre at the age of 83 years. Predeceased by her father and mother, Ford and Ida Hillard; two brothers, two sisters, and by her husband, Ross Hills. Lorena leaves to mourn her loving family: two sons, Mel (Darlene) Hills of Grand Forks, BC and his children: Don, Charlene and Shelly; and Ernie Hills of Redcliff, AB and his children: Carla, Sandy and Bonnie; and a daughter, Marion (Bill) Pierce of Colfax, SK and their children: Ray and Rhonda; five great grandchildren as well as many nieces and nephews. Lorena was born June 7, 1915 at Swanson, SK. She was raised on her parents' farm in the district of Delisle, SK and received her Grade 11 education there. On December 20, 1935 she married Ross Hills at Delisle. They lived at Delisle, then Portreeve, SK until her husband's death in 1968. Lorena then moved to Swift Current and then to Medicine Hat for two years to live with her son, Ernie. In 1980 she moved to Weyburn. She belonged to the U.C.W. at Delisle and Portreeve, and enjoyed knitting, crocheting, sewing and watching TV. Her family was very special to her as she was to them. She will be dearly missed. Funeral service was held Friday, May 7 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. The interment took place Saturday, May 8 at 1:00 p.m. in Portreeve Cemetery.
- Esther Marion (nee Schmale). After a long and courageous battle with heart disease, Esther Marion Hillstead of Weyburn, passed away in the Regina General Hospital, on December 13, 2000. Esther was born January 24, 1930 at Luseland, SK. She will be lovingly remembered and missed by all she knew and loved. Predeceased by her parents, Richard and Anna Schmale; sisters: Wilma, Margaret, Katheryn and Emma. Esther will be lovingly remembered by her daughter, Lindy (Ron) Wilkinson of Yellow Grass; her son, Bruce Hillstead of Regina; grandchildren: Alana Hillstead, Jeff and Tyler Wilkinson, and grandson Chris Hillstead who she raised; great grandchildren: Matthew and Kaitlyn Hillstead; husband, Roy Hillstead; sisters: Marlene Hillstead, Lorene (Andy) Williams, Dorene (Bob) McKenzie, Darlene Mulla, Eileen Potter, Ev (George) Horvath, and Lydia Flahr; brothers: Len (Margaret) Schmale and Hank Clamn; brothers-in-law: Harold (Dorothy) Hillstead and Morris (Fern) Hillstead; sisters-in-law: Eunice Polasek, Glenna (Arlo) Johnson and Marion (George) Windrum; as well as numerous nieces and nephews. Funeral service was held Monday, December 18 at 2:00 p.m. from Fletcher Funeral Chapel, Weyburn, with Rev. John Ferrier officiating. Interment followed at Green Acres Memorial Gardens, Weyburn. The staff from Hill Top Manor were honorary pallbearers. The active pallbearers were: David Halldorson, Dan Halldorson, Don Hillstead, Jim Hillstead, Ted Hillstead and Lorne Jacob.
- Roy Hillstead, late of Weyburn, passed away in the early morning of July 20, 2007 at the Pasqua Hospital in Regina. His brief and sometimes difficult battle with lung cancer ended very peacefully with his brother, Morris, and sister, Marion, by his side Roy was born on March 31, 1929 in Oungre, the second child and second son to Ted and Bessie Hillstead. Roy was predeceased by his parents, Bessie and Ted, one brother, Ken, his brother-in-law Bern Polasek, his mother-in-law, Anna Schmale, and by his wife, Esther. Roy leaves to mourn his passing and celebrate his life his beloved, Juliann Parsons of Weyburn; his son, Bruce, of Edmonton, AB and his family, Chris, and Alana (Terroll) and her children, Mathew, Kaitlyn and Madison; his daughter, Lindy (Ron) Wilkinson of Yellow Grass, and their children, Jeff and Tyler (Jennie); brothers and sisters: Harold (Dorothy) of Regina, Sask; Glenna (Arlo) Johnson of Prince George, B.C.; Marion (George) Windrum of Regina; Eunice Polasek of Regina, and Morris (Fern) of Lethbridge, AB; sister-in-law, Marlene Hillstead of Weyburn, special aunt, Mabel Evert, and many brothers and sisters-in-law, nieces, nephews and friends. Roy began his working life with a seismograph company covering many areas of Alberta and Saskatchewan. He and a friend then operated a leased service station in Medicine Hat, AB for a couple years. In 1960 he returned to Saskatchewan where he operated several businesses in the oilfield industry, often with his brother Ken. He took great pride in the ownership of his fleets of oil trucks and semis. He was well known in the business community as the owner of the Bow Manor Hotel in Oxbow and subsequently the Big J Motel and then the 385 Motel in Weyburn. He also owned Don's Plumbing and Heating. He received his pilot's license in the 70's and was active in the Weyburn Flying Club. He loved planes, trucks and cars, and football. Roy enjoyed a long association with the Elks Club and advanced through the chairs to become Exalted Ruler. Funeral service was held on Thursday, July 28, in the Weyburn Free Methodist Church with Rev. John Ferrier officiating. Interment followed at Hillcrest Cemetery. Pallbearers were his niece and nephews: Maureen Lamont, Don Hillstead, Rick Hillestad, Darren Polasek, Del Windrum and Doug Windrum.
- Ralph Ridley Hind born in Weyburn 1917, son of Ralph Hind and Mary Sweeney. Ralph attended Haig School, Weyburn Collegiate and Durham Engineering College, England. He served with The Royal Canadian Navy during WW II, followed by a career with Sperry Canada. Ralph died peacefully in London, Ontario May 9, 2003. He is survived by his loving wife Madalen, son David and wife Nicola, daughter Penney and husband Peter McCain, grandchildren and great grandchildren, sisters Sarah Wuest, Edmonton, AB, Charlotte England, Delta, BC, brother Bill Edmonton, and fifteen nieces and nephews Predeceased by sister Beatrice Cox, Epping, England.
- Peter Konrad, beloved husband of Jan Hintz of Medicine Hat, Alberta, passed away on Thursday, August 7th, 2008 at the age of 72 years. Peter also leaves to cherish his memory three children: Kathy (Andrew) Thome of Medicine Hat and their children, Adam (Beth) and Janessa; Kevin (Ellen) Hintz of Calgary and their children, Timothy (Lindsay), Christopher, and Megan; and Douglas (Yvonne) Hintz of Calgary and their children, Jillianne, Emily, Michael and Ian; as well as one great-grandchild on the way. He is also survived by two brothers, Tony (Lucille) Hintz of Weyburn and Joe Hintz of Regina; one sister, Marie (Pat) McLeod of Weyburn; one sister-in-law, Carol Hintz of Medicine Hat; special friends, Cleona and Stanley Weiss; as well as numerous nieces, nephews and cousins. Peter was predeceased by his parents, Peter and Clara Hintz; and two brothers, Ed and Mike Hintz. Peter was born on October 6th, 1935 on the family farm near Khedive. He began his education in Khedive and completed his schooling in Weyburn where he also met the former Janice Grandbois. They were married on May 30th, 1959 and made Weyburn their home for eleven years, where Peter was employed with the Co-op Creamery. In 1970, the family moved to Medicine Hat where Peter took up his plumbing trade, eventually opening Pete's Plumbing & Heating. He had a great interest in horses riding the rodeo circuit and horse racing. Peter was very involved in his church and the Knights of Columbus, 3rd and 4th Degree. His other interests included playing cards, especially 500 and crib, driving across Canada in his motorhome as well as visiting with old and new friends. The most important aspect of his life was family his wife, children and grandchildren. He will be sadly missed by all those who had the privilege of knowing him. Those wishing to pay their respects may do so at Saamis Memorial Funeral Chapel on Monday from 1:00 to 5:00 p.m. and 7:00 to 9:00 p.m. and at StT. Patrick's Roman Catholic Church on Tuesday from 12:30 to 1:25 p.m. Vigil Rites (prayers) were said at Saamis Memorial Chapel , Medicine Hat, on Monday, August 11th, 2008 at 7:30 p.m. The Funeral Mass was celebrated in St. Patrick's Roman Catholic Church, Medicine Hat, on Tuesday, August 12th, 2008 at 1:30 p.m. with Rev. Father John L. Maes, celebrant. A private family interment will take place on Wednesday, August 13th, 2008.
- Antonette E. "Toni" (nee Wack), late of Weyburn, SK passed away on Sunday, December 7th, 2008 at the age of 83 years. Toni was predeceased by her parents, Ignatius and Anne Wack; her husband Eric Hippe; brothers and sisters. Toni is survived by her children: Carleen (Terry) Stott, Saskatoon, and their children, Tricia (Wayne) [Tegan, Michael and Shawn], Chris (Samantha) [Simon and Sophie], Chad (Lindsay) [Asha and Mia]; Rob Hippe (Nancy Kopec) Weyburn; Gerald (Shelley) Hippe, and their son Justin, Weyburn; sister, Mina Eglauer, Tofield, AB as well as brothers-in-law, sisters-in-law, nieces and nephews. Toni's family and her faith were most important to her. She also loved cooking, baking, quilting and sewing. The prayers for Toni were held on Tuesday, December 9th at 7:00 p.m. at RD Family Funeral Chapel, Weyburn. The funeral mass was held on Wednesday, December 10th at St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church, Weyburn with Fr. Gerry Bauche as celebrant. The pallbearers were Wayne Calen, Chris Stott, Chad Stott, Tim Stott, Paul Milatz and Harold Henley. Interment followed at Hillcrest Cemetery, Weyburn.
- Grace Elizabeth 'Betty' (nee Cumming). On Wednesday, February 9, 2000, Grace Elizabeth (Betty) Hodgkinson, passed away at the Weyburn General Hospital at the age of 98 years. Grace's parents, Edward and Margaret Cumming were married October 11, 1899 at Owen Sound, ON. Grace was born an only child on August 22, 1902 in Owen Sound. The family came west in 1913 to Brooks, AB. In 1915 they moved to Sintaluta and in 1944 moved to Weyburn, making it their home. Grace was married on August 1, 1942 to Leslie Hodgkinson. Her career as a primary school teacher lasted for many years, teaching in Weyburn and surrounding towns. Grace and Leslie supported adoptees in Greece, Thailand, Lebanon, Korea as well as in many other places. Edward Cumming, her father, died on April 24, 1952, her mother, Margaret died on February 20, 1972. Grace's husband, Leslie passed away in London, England on August 19, 1973. Grace is survived by Margaret Moran of Calgary, AB, Mary Lipsey of Moosomin, Mattie Monro of Owen Sound, ON, and Eva Leslar of Owen Sound; special friends Myrtle and Jim Evans of Weyburn; as well as the many friends who visited Grace. Funeral service was held Friday, February 11 at 2:00 p.m. from Fletcher Funeral Chapel, Weyburn, with Bill Corkum officiating minister. Interment followed in Hillcrest Cemetery, Weyburn.
- Laverne (nee Mitchell). It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Laverne Hodgson on the 28th day of December, 2013 in La Jolla, California, having just celebrated her 85th birthday on November 30, 2013 in Niagara Falls, and a beautiful Christmas with family in the warmth and sun of Southern California. Laverne was born in Swift Current, where she met and married Chuck, her loving husband of 61 years. Together, they raised three children; Bill, Lynn and Bev, moving first to Regina, then Moosomin, and finally to Weyburn where they resided for most of the past 46 years. She is survived by her loving husband Chuck, and son Bill (Ursula), grandson Kris (Madison) and great granddaughter Hazel, granddaughter Angela (Michael), granddaughter Annika (Steve) and greatgrandson William, and granddaughter Catherine; her daughter Lynn (Garth) granddaughter Bethany (Asa), step granddaughter Zoe (Jason) and great granddaughter Brinley, and step granddaughter Adela (Wade), and great grandsons Eric and Adam; as well as her daughter Bev (Steve) and grand-daughter Lennon. A graduate of the Saskatoon City Hospital nursing school in 1950, Laverne remained a devoted nurse for over 40 years until retirement from the Weyburn Union Hospital in 1990. Always a consummate professional, she loved her work and her staff. She thoroughly enjoyed the get togethers with her nursing colleagues to which she had been invited even after retirement. Following an accidental fall in 2012, Laverne received such good care from both the younger nursing staff and those of her girls who were still nursing, and for that, her family is forever thankful. A wonderful wife, mother and grandmother, Laverne always put her family before self. Laverne and Chuck enjoyed over 40 wonderful years with the Weyburn Rotary Club, and loved to spend time in their garden together. They sincerely missed all of their neighbours and friends when they moved to Niagara Falls in 2012 to be closer to family. Weyburn was always home. Laverne is predeceased by her parents, Leonard and Josephine Mitchell, and her sister Marjorie Burnett, as well as her brother-in-law Fred Hodgson, sister-in-law Grace Hodgson, sister-in-law Audrey Rutledge, and niece, Linda Smythe. She is survived by her brother-in-law Jim Burnett and his five sons, Erna Hodgson, Dorothy and Harvey Boyd, Skid and Pat Hodgson, Rusty Rutledge, Pat and Norm Henick and their extended families. A sunset memorial for Laverne was held by her family in La Jolla, California where she and Chuck were visiting at the time of her death. No funeral service will be held.
- Peter. On Sunday, October 14, 2007, Peter Hoeving of Weyburn, passed away at the age of 96 years. Peter was predeceased by his parents, Joseph and Mary Hoeving; brothers: John, Mat, Al, Joe, Louis, Frank and Leonard; sisters, Mary and Helen. Peter will be lovingly remembered by his sister, Marthe Rysz of Kelowna, BC; sister-in-law, Lillian Hoeving of Regina, as well as numerous nieces, nephews, relatives and friends. Peter H. Hoeving was born May 6, 1911 on the Homestead farm at Talmage, N.W. 1/4 09-12-W 2nd R.M. of Griffin. He grew up on the family homestead farm, one of eight brothers and three sisters. The brothers were avid sports enthusiasts, participating in hockey, baseball and later curling. They farmed a fair amount of land for those times in the Talmage area. However, the farm work was never neglected due to their involvement in sports. Peter received his elementary education at Talmage and Auburndale schools. Peter had a keen interest in farming and was successful. He enjoyed fishing, trapping wild animals and hunting wild ducks and geese. He liked a good game of cards, especially 'cribbage' and you had to have your wits about you to compete with him. Although he was involved in many activities, he never neglected to attend his church on Sundays when he was able. He moved with his family to Weyburn in 1952, and when other members of the family were deceased, he continued to live in his house on his own until January, 2004 when he moved to Crocus Villa, where he received special care. During his retirement years he enjoyed meeting friends uptown for coffee and joined in conversation, with many story told. While residing at Crocus Villa, he followed the sports programs on T.V., and he really looked forward to volunteer entertainment, as his toes would be tapping to the music. In August of 2004, Pete, at the age of 93, was honoured to accept, on behalf of his brothers, the award for the Hoeving family, Talmage-Saskatchewan Baseball Hall of Fame in North Battleford. While playing with his brothers on the 'Talmage Black-Hawk' hockey team, they won the Weyburn Farmers Hockey League trophy twice. He was a kind and gentle person, with a keen wit about him. He read the papers and had a wide scope of interest in the current news. To the very end, he could carry on an interesting conversation about many things. He looked forward to a drive out and around Talmage, to see how the crops were progressing. Always interested and inquiring about various crops and procedures. Prayers were said Tuesday, October 16, at 7:30 p.m. at St. Vincent de Paul Church. The funeral mass was held Wednesday, October 17, at 1:30 p.m. from St. Vincent de Paul Roman Catholic Church, Weyburn, with Father Gerry Bauche officiating. Interment followed in Hillcrest Cemetery, Weyburn. The pallbearers were: Jerry, Bryan, Phillip, Dwayne, Rodney and Peter Hoeving.
- Frederick William. On Friday, July 14, 2000, Frederick William Hoffert, late of Weyburn, passed away at Souris Valley Extended Care Center at the age of 79 years. Predeceased by his mother and father, Ignatz and Annie Hoffert, six brothers and one sister. Frederick is survived by his wife of 48 years, Louise of Weyburn; his children: David (Pam) and their daughter Lauren of Calgary; Duane of Weyburn; Mary-Anne (Daryl) Pearson and their children: Jetta and Jared of Saskatoon; Bernadette (Todd) Persson and their children: Miles, Megan and Mathew of Tribune; Sheila Hudson and her children: Chelsey, Alexie and Evan of Weyburn; brothers and sisters: Alphonse (Rose) of Weyburn, Henry of Weyburn, Anne Sauvie of Vernon, BC, Ignatz (Beverly) of Vancouver, BC, Faltine of Weyburn and Paul of Chilliwack, BC; brothers and sisters-in-law: Bernard (Marie) Crumley of Estevan, Ed (Gloria) Crumley of Salmon Arm, BC, Emilia Lalonde of Estevan, Pat Crumley of Weyburn and Alice Crumley of Estevan; as well as numerous nieces and nephews. Fred was born on the farm south of Bromhead, SK on March 17, 1921 into a large family. He enjoyed playing baseball, horseback riding and playing musical instruments. He joined the Armed Forces at the age of 21 and attended boot camp at Trenton, ON and was stationed in Jamaica. On June 30, 1952 he married Louise Crumley at Sacred Heart Church, Torquay. He started out living in Estevan with his new bride and was employed at the locker plant. After that he worked at Mann's Groceries. In 1958 he started his career with OK Economy which would bring many years working with the company. In 1964 the company took him and his family to Watrous for three years. Then in 1967 they moved to Weyburn where he would complete his working years until retirement in 1986. Throughout his years with the OK Economy he made numerous friends with the people he worked with and the customers he served. After retirement many would still see him in the store doing his shopping and visiting. Fred was a member of the Royal Canadian Legion and the Elks Club. He loved hockey and was a devoted Red Wings fan. He watched hockey on TV and of course the ball games always brought a smile to his face of which the Toronto Blue Jays were a favorite. The birth of each grandchild was very special to him and then as each one grew up they always brought a smile to his face. Prayers were said Monday, July 17 at 7:00 p.m. from Fletcher Funeral Chapel, Weyburn, with Father Hengen presiding. The funeral mass was held Tuesday, July 18 at 10:30 a.m. from St. Vincent de Paul Roman Catholic Church, Weyburn, with Father Francis Hengen Celebrant. Interment followed in Green Acres Memorial Gardens, Weyburn. All those in attendance were considered to be honorary pallbearers. The active pallbearers were: Eugene Emberley, Tim Lalonde, Lawrence DeLaet, Don Mickalishen, Ed Mazur and Svein Bryeide.
- Louise Elisabeth (nee Crumly) Hoffert late of Weyburn, passed away on Monday, October 9, 2006 at the age of 71 years. Louise was predeceased by her husband, Fred; her parents: Lawrence and Clara Crumly; four brothers and two sisters. Louise is survived by her children: David (Pam) Hoffert and their daughter, Lauren of Calgary, AB; Duane Hoffert of Weyburn; Mary-Anne (Daryl) Pearson and their children, Jetta and Jared of Saskatoon, Bernadette (Todd) Persson and their children Miles, Megan and Mathew of Tribune, Sheila Hudson and her children, Chelsey, Alexie and Evan of Weyburn; one brother, Ed (Gloria) Crumly of Salmon Arm, BC; one sister, Emilia LaLonde of Estevan; brothers and sisters-in-law: Marie Crumly, Estevan, Earl Backlun, Estevan, Anne Sauvie, Vernon, BC, Rose Hoffart, Weyburn, Ingatz Hoffart, Vancouver, BC, Paul Hoffart, Chilliwack, BC; as well as numerous nieces, nephews and very special friends. Louise was born on February 28, 1935 at Outram, the second youngest of nine children. She married Frederick William Hoffert on June 30, 1952. They had five children while living in Estevan. The family then moved to Watrous in 1964 when Fred was transferred there by O.K. Economy. In 1967, they made their final move to Weyburn. In Weyburn, Louise worked in the kitchen at the Weyburn Union Hospital, as a chambermaid at the King George Hotel, at the Zippy Mart as a sales clerk and as a homemaker. In her spare time, Louise enjoyed visiting with family and friends, bowling and bingo. She was a very active member of the Royal Purple, Elks; Ladies Auxiliary, Legion, the CWL, St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church and the MS Society of Canada. She was diagnosed with MS in 1984 and bravely fought the disease's progression for many years. Together, Fred and Louise moved into Souris Valley Regional Care Centre in 1998. She will be sadly missed by all of her family but she is finally at peace. A special thanks to all of the staff at Tatagwa View for the many years of wonderful, loving care you provided to our mother. Thanks to Father Gerry Bauche, the choir, and the CWL for the wonderful lunch. Thanks to RD Family Funeral Chapel for the kindness shown to us during this trying time. Prayers for Louse Elizabeth Hoffert were held at RD Family Funeral Chapel, Weyburn, on Thursday, October 12, at 7:00 p.m. The Funeral Mass for Louise Hoffert was held on Friday, October 13, 2006 at 10:00 a.m. from St. Vincent de Paul Roman Catholic Church, Weyburn, with celebrant, Father Gerry Bauche. The Active Pallbearers were Jerome Hoffart, Eugene Emberley, Albert Turgeon, Tim LaLonde, Svein Bryeide, and Don Mickalishen. All in attendance were considered Honorary Pallbearers. Interment followed at Green Acres Memorial Gardens, Weyburn.
- Richard Rheinhold Hoffmann of Weyburn passed away on Friday, January 1, 2010 at the Regina General Hospital at the age of 63 years. Predeceased by his parents, Rheinhold and Gertrude Hoffmann, brother, Wayne Hoffmann and nephew, Jason Hoffmann. Richard will be lovingly remembered by his wife of 20 years, Shannon and their family: Sylvia (Rod) Morhart of Moose Jaw; Adrian MacDonald of Weyburn; Selena (Jeremy) Merrick of Torquay; Rod (Sheri) MacDonald of Cedoux; Lynda (Keith) Hoffmann of Weyburn; Janene
- Nell (nee Mandzuk). With hearts broken to lose her but with pride to cherish her as our mom, grandma and great-grandma, we share the news of Nellís sudden passing on the morning of Friday, June 29, 2012 at home. Nell was born in Winnipeg on November 6, 1925 to Mary and William Mandzuk, one of their eight children. After working in Eatonís as a young woman, Nell married Thor Hoium in 1950 and moved to Weyburn. Nell and Thor welcomed children Laurie, Linda and Don in Weyburn. Nell and her family then settled in Saskatoon in 1961, where Sandra was born. Once seeing her children through their early school years Nell was employed as a Catering Supervisor at the Centennial Auditorium and as a popular cook at the Co-op Cafeteria. Since 2002 Nell has made her home in Regina where she lived with independence and much happiness. The focus and joy of Nell's life was her family. Her children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren were the recipients of her love and wisdom, pride in their accomplishments, chocolate chip cookies, raisin bar, chili, relish, soups and cinnamon buns. Family gatherings made Mom happiest, and she was at the center of each with helping hands, laughter and stories. Friends, neighbors and family were always welcomed into her home with a cup of tea, a snack, a good visit and a tour of her lovely flower garden in summer. Nell was predeceased in 1982 by Thor, her loving husband of 32 years. She will be missed by her children Laurie (Erv) Hudyma, Don Hoium (Leanne Smithson), Linda (Brian) Slorstad, and Sandra Hoium-Sinclair (Brian Sinclair); her grandchildren Thoren, Andrew, Blair, Sasha, Christine, Jordan and Arden; and great-grandchildren Reyna, Jade, Jemini and Riley; her sisters Mary and Donna; and nieces and nephews in Weyburn, Winnipeg and Toronto. A Celebration of Nell's Life will be held at Speers Funeral Chapel, 2136 College Avenue, Regina on Wednesday, July 4, 2012 at 1:00 p.m.
- Walter Jalmer Holma was born in the New Finland district on June 6, 1918. He attended school at Normi Ojo. He farmed with his father and met and married a schoolteacher, Millicent (Toots) Odgers on November 23, 1940. In the fall of 1941 he trained at Maple Creek and then went overseas with the army. He was stationed in England, Belgium, Germany, Holland and France. In 1946 he returned home. At that time he moved to Spy Hill and drove a gas truck for Brown Brothers. In 1947 he went farming and remained there until 1959 when they moved to Tantallon and he began working at the potash mine at Esterhazy. When in Tantallon his pride and joy were his yard, garden, curling and his grandchildren. Teaching each one to sip coffee from a saucer, a memory each grandchild will cherish. In 1975 they moved to Young and he went to work at Noranda Potash Mine. Once again giving him a chance to spoil his grandchildren. In 1983 they moved to Weyburn to retire, where he got to enjoy the use of the cabin at White Bear Lake, which allowed him to enjoy one of his greatest loves, golfing. When golfing with Walter every caddy was treated to ice cream and a lesson on patience to teach us all how to golf, even though that was a tough task in some cases. In 1998 he lost his greatest love, his wife Millicent. It seemed that twinkle in his eye and the bounce in his step disappeared along with her. Walter passed away peacefully September 21, 2007 at Crocus Villa, a place he had come to call home, loving the attention and care given by all who worked and visited there. Walter was predeceased by his parents, his wife Millicent, seven sisters and three brothers, numerous brothers- and sisters-in law. Walter is survived by his daughter Donna (Ross) Windrim and his son Barry (Rena) Holma, his two granddaughters Debbie (Ray) Neiszner and their boys Tyson and Chris, Cheryl (Dwayne) Anderson and their children Blake, Jeff and Alicia, his three grandsons, Robin (Tara) Holma and their boys Travis, Zach and JJ, Kevin (Nancy) Holma and their children Kamryn and Rayne, Aaron (Amanda) Holma and their son Aden, sisters-in-law Mabel Odgers and Iris Perrin, two brothers-in-law, Douglas Perrin and Arthur Perrin as well as numerous nieces and nephews. Father, grandfather, great grandfather, and Papa we are sad to see him go but are sure he is walking arm and arm with Nana. We love you and you will be greatly missed by all. The funeral service for Walter Jalmer Holma was held on Tuesday, September 25, at 2:00 p.m. at Green Acres Memorial Gardens, Weyburn, with Rev. John Ferrier Officiating. The pallbearers were Robin Holma, Kevin Holma, Aaron Holma, Tyson Neiszner, Blake Anderson and Jeff Anderson.
- Martha 'Louise' (nee Bossenberry) James Holman passed away peacefully at her home in Ponoka, AB on August 2, 2002. She was born October 2, 1910 at the family farm at Creelman, the eldest of seven children born to Norman and Estelle (McCrum) Bossenberry. She attended Prairie Lea School until Grade 9, then finishing her schooling at Creelman High School. She chose nursing as her profession and graduated from Weyburn Hospital as a registered nurse in 1934. Nursing jobs were hard to come by, so she took several post-graduate courses, finishing at Ponoka Mental Hospital with a Psychiatric Nursing Diploma. Here she met and married George James and settled down to raise their two children, Joanne and Darryl. In 1945, she and George bought an electric goods store and later a coin laundry. Louise was active in the IODE, Kinettes and the United Church. George passed away in 1969 at age 57. With the help of her brother, Les and the staff, Louise carried on with both businesses until Darryl took over the electrical shop. When she retired Louise loved to travel, making trips to England, Eastern Canada, United States, Mexico, New Zealand and several trips to Australia to visit Joanne and her family (the last one at age 89). While wintering in Arizona Louise met and married Bob Holman in 1980. With this marriage she acquired another son and daughter. Her 18 years with Bob were very happy. They lived six months in Arizona and six months at their mountain cabin in Montana. After nine years of going back and forth they decided to settle in Ponoka, AB for their remaining years. Bob passed away in February 1999. Louise was predeceased by her parents, four brothers (Harve, Bill, Les and Keith) and two sisters (Isabelle and Jean) as well as two husbands. She will be sadly missed by her children, Joanne and Ken Tollefson and their boys Geoffrey and Christopher of Townsville, Queensland, Australia and Darryl and Ola James and their children Travis, Chelsey and Amanda of Ponoka, AB; her step children Bev and Dick Matsko of Great Falls, Montana and Skip and Margaux Holman of Seattle, Washington; her sisters-in-law Dorothea Bossenberry of Ponoka, AB, Millie Bossenberry of Edmonton, AB, Eva Howell of Weyburn, Eleanor Hastings and Verna Hoggarth of Vancouver, BC; many cousins, nieces, nephews and dear friends.
- Lillian Henrietta. On Saturday, January 11, 2003, Lillian Henrietta Honan, late of Weyburn, passed away at Hilltop Manor, at the age of 91 years. Predeceased by her father, John Honan and her mother, Katherine Bezugley; brother Vincent Honan; nephews Doug Carriere and Dick Luffman; niece Carey Luffman; and a sister-in-law Mary Honan. Lillian is survived by her brothers and sisters: Clifford Honan of Regina, Mary Freundl of Estevan, Gladys Carriere of Weyburn, laura (Bill) Luffman of Regina, Robert (Elinor) Bezugley of Estevan, Richard (Darlene) Bezugley of Regina, Raymond Bezugley of Peachland, BC, and Douglas (Inez) Bezugley of Saskatoon; as well as numerous nieces, nephews and great nieces and nephews. Lillian was born October 30, 1911 at Benson. She completed her grade 12 at Sacred Heart Academy in Regina. She then came to Weyburn in 1947 and took lectures and graduated in 1950 as a registered psychiatric nurse. She became a long time employee of the Saskatchewan Hospital in Weyburn, and lived most of her adult life in Weyburn. Lillian was faithful to her church and gave generously and supported the Sisters of the Precious Blood. She liked playing bingo and cards, and doing crossword puzzles. Lillian enjoyed spending time with her nieces and nephews. She will be lovingly remembered by all she knew and loved. Prayers were said Monday, January 13 at 7:30 p.m. from Fletcher Funeral Chapel, Weyburn, with Mary Ann Seitz Lay Presider. The funeral mass was held Tuesday, January 14 at 10:30 a.m. from St. Vincent de Paul Roman Catholic Church, Weyburn, with Father Albert Schmitz Celebrant. Interment followed in Hillcrest Cemetery, Weyburn. Pallbearers were: Arlene McNaughton, Marge Chamney, Darcy Bezugley, Larry Luffman, Darcy Luffman and Peggy Gettle.
- Adam John Honig passed away peacefully on Tuesday, September 17, 2002 at the age of 90, with his wife Sophie and her best friend Mary Ann Sietz by his side. Adam was predeceased by his first wife Blanche Honig (Deschambault), his parents Henry and Elizabeth Honig (Engle), his brothers Joe and Henry Honig, his sister Helen Moore, infant granddaughter Bailey Honig and brother-in-law Art Goodfellow. He will be sadly and lovingly remembered by his wife Sophie (Drefko-Ostafichuk) of 23 years, his brothers Mervin (Carol) Honig, Weyburn; Frank (Adeline) Honig, Calgary, AB; his sister Hilda Goodfellow, Timmins, ON; his daughters Linda Wanner-Horsman (Richard), Estevan; Shirley Steiert (Dennis), Calgary, AB; his sons Wayne Honig (Joan Greenhow-Drouillard), Weyburn; Grant Honig (Michelle), Weyburn; his step daughters Mary Ann Galarneau (Jess), Langruth, MB; Victoria Ritchie (Grant), Calgary, AB; Darlene Cox (Ken), Garibaldi, BC; EllaMae Pederson (Herb), Calgary, AB. Grandchildren: Greg Wanner (Joann), Dayna Wanner, Jamie Wanner, Devon Steiert, Daynon Steiert, Lenna Honig, Greg Greenhow, Julian Drouillard (Sherelle), Andre Drouillard, Laurel Lamont (Michael) (Drouillard), Anita Galarneau, Giselle Castillo (Carlos), Clive Galarneau, Jason Ritchie (Margaret), Tyania Ritchie, Kendra Cox, Harrisen Cox, Jeff Ostafichuk (Renee). Great grandchildren: Kellie Wanner, Dallas Wanner, Jaclyn Lamont, Katlyn Lamont, Brendan Lamont, Cara Galarneau, Matthew Galarneau, Monica Castillo, Carlitos Castillo, Mark Castillo, Jacob Galarneau, Jessica Galarneau and Zack Ostafichuk, and numerous nieces and nephews. Adam was born April 4, 1912 on the homestead at Weyburn. When he was young, his brothers Joe and Henry and sister Hilda moved to Salem, Oregon with his dad and mom as his dad had to get work building houses. They moved back to Weyburn by wagon, through the mountains, with much difficulty as there were no roads to speak of and it was a very long and difficult trip. After they were settled on the farm at Weyburn again, Helen, Mervin and Frank were born in the next few years. At the age of 17, Adam contracted polio. His father Henry sent Adam by himself on the train to St. Louis, Missouri for medical attention. On October 26, 1942 Adam married Blanche Deschambault in Radville. They had four children: Linda, Shirley, Wayne and Grant. Adam farmed with his brother Mervin for many years. He built the house on the farm with assistance from Patty Moore. Adam was a man of many talents He did carpentry, built a snow plane, fixed machinery and if he couldn't find what he needed he would invent it and he could fix anything. Adam loved reading, music, watching nature shows, and was a very knowledgeable man. He was a life time member of the Knights of Columbus. In 1978 he met Sophie Ostafichuk. He moved to Weyburn after they married on May 7, 1979. He had a heart of gold and was a very considerate, loving, kind husband and stepfather. Adam and Sophie traveled extensively. His health started failing in 1994 and then he spent a lot of time tinkering in the garage and reading. Nothing gave Adam greater joy than to see his children/stepchildren, grandchildren and great grandchildren come for a visit. All those in attendance were considered to be honorary pallbearers. The active pallbearers were Greg Wanner, Dayna Wanner, Devon Steiert, Daynon Steiert, Julian Drouillard and Brian Honig. Special thanks to Mary Ann Sietz for all the assistance and comfort she gave to Sophie. God Bless you Mary Ann.
- Dale Michael. On Sunday, April 13, 2003, Dale Michael Honig passed away suddenly at the age of 25 years. Dale is survived by his loving parents, Mervin and Carol Honig; his best friend and partner in life, Stephanie Wolbaum; his best friend and brother, Brian Honig (Bonnie Renwick); his best friend and sister, Debbie Knupp (Todd Knupp) and special nephew, Rylan Knupp; grandmother, Kleda Grieve of Moose Jaw, as well as numerous uncles, aunts and cousins. Dale was born to Mervin and Carol Honig on July 20, 1977 in Weyburn. He was a baby brother for Debbie and Brian. He grew up on the farm west of Weyburn and spent many childhood days exploring and playing on the famr. He loved the outdoors and loved the beauty of nature. Dale spent many mornings and afternoons looking out the window, waiting for the school bus to bring his siblings home. Soon Dale joined them and was able to go to school and ride the bus too. He attended Queen Elizabeth School, St. Michael's Junior High and Weyburn Comprehensive School. At a young age, Dale's talents were becoming evident. His love for motor bikes and snowmobiles absorbed much attention and soon he was riding behind his big brother. Eventually Dale became a motorcross racer and seemed to excel in the sport. He won some awards, which gave Dale a sense of accomplishment. Dale soon became interested in getting his license and ended up building a truck of his own. The truck portrayed Dale's perfectionism, as his heart and soul went into every detail. Many people admired his truck and often stopped to admire it. He showed his truck at the Majestics Car Show and took home recognition for his efforts. Dale became interested in autobody work and automotive painting, following in his dad's footsteps. Dale customized many motorcycle helmets for friends with his creative artistic abilities. Dale's special helmet had his nickname "Baby Bubba" inscribed on the back. While still in high school Dale worked for Frank Reitz on a boat project, and when Frank's health didn't allow him to continue working on it, Dale eventually completed the boat. Dale started working at Trio Auto Body after high school. This was special, as Dale's dad worked at Trio for many years prior. Dale worked hard and developed his abilities alongside their auto body team. A job opportunity came for Dale at Great Plains Ford in the autobody shop, and while there he was given the opportunity to go to Vancouver for an automotive painting course. Having never traveled before, Dale was able to go on the plane and experience the flight. He returned to Trio awhile later where he loved the work and began his dreams of building his own custom autobody shop. His ideas were to put up a shed this summer on the farm. He even had built a scale model of the shed he wanted to build, and last summer helped his dad to build the long awaited quonset shed. Dale struggled with the decision to move on and went on to become employed in oil field work. He started working for Precision Drilling approximately five years ago. Dale worked alongside numerous friends that he had made while employed there and felt a sense of satisfaction in learning the trade and became a hard worker. Dale met Stephanie Wolbaum in 1998. They had a special friendship and she became his special partner in life. Dale supported Stephanie's decision to become a massage therapist, and was very proud of her accomplishment and very pleased when she chose to move to Weyburn to work and to be closer to him. They shared many special times and became an adored couple in his family. Dale became an uncle to Rylan. They became buddies and Dale always had time to spend with him. Dale taught Rylan many little things especially their mutual interest in John Deere farm equipment. Rylan loved to look at Dale's extensive John Deere Toy collection in hopes of being able to play. As a son, Dale was respectful towards his parents and could never do enough to please them. He spent many days alongside his dad learning and thriving on the knowledge and wisdom his dad shared with him each day. Dale and his mom had a special closeness and they shared a good understanding of each other and many special times talking to one another. He enjoyed helping his mom with her beautiful yard and took pride in keeping the lawns up. His mom and dad were always supportive of Dale's ambitions and allowed him to use his level- headedness to succeed. As a brother to Debbie and Brian, Dale was a close friend and shared the same mutual respect. He loved to spend time with them and would show up always when needed. Dale became a brother-in-law to Todd, and they respected and looked up to one another, seeking each other's help on a regular basis. Bonnie spent special times talking with Dale and sharing his company. Dale spent many good times with his many close friends and was always glad to be in their company. Dale was surrounded by an overwhelming extended family who admired and endeared him. May each and every one be touched by Dale's life in some special way. Prayers were said Tuesday, April 15 at 7:00 p.m. from St. Vincent de Paul Church with Mary Ann Seitz, Lay Presider. The funeral mass was held Wednesday, April 16 at 10:00 a.m. from St. Vincent de Paul Roman Catholic Church, Weyburn, with Father Albert Schmitz Celebrant. Interment followed in Hillcrest Cemetery, Weyburn. All those in attendance were considered to be honorary pallbearers. The active pallbearers were: Jason Hoeving, Pete Severson, Terry Verbeem, Chad Sutherland, Cory Perry and Eldon Culham.
- Evelyn Marie (nee Deschambault). On August 1, 2006, Evelyn Marie Honig, late of Weyburn, passed away at Hilltop Manor in Weyburn at 85 years of age. Evelyn was predeceased by her mother and father, Linda and Jerome Deschambault; her husband John; one son, David; three brothers and five sisters. She is survived by her son, Ernie (Dolores) Honig; and two daughters: Elaine (Paul) Walker and their daughter, Amanda; and Charlene (David) Keen and their sons, Jared and Devin; one sister, Blandine Delanoy; sisters-in-law, Marie Deschambault and Mildred (Rene) Rubin, as well as numerous nieces, nephews and cousins. Evelyn Marie Honig was born August 18, 1920 in Radville, one of six girls and three boys born to Jerome and Linda Deschambault. Growing up in a large family, she spent her younger life babysitting for her older sisters. On July 2, 1942, Evelyn married John Honig in Weyburn and they settled on the old homestead. Raising their four children, helping John, with the harvest, growing a large vegetable garden and sewing kept Evelyn busy. They also took time to attend the "Old Timers Dances", on the first Saturday of every month, first in McTaggart then at the IOOF Hall in Weyburn. She took pride in growing beautiful flowers, embroidering and enjoyed playing cards (and winning). Evelyn was a faithful member of St. Vincent de Paul Roman Catholic Church in Weyburn. After enjoying a healthy and prosperous farm life, they moved to Weyburn in 1990. John passed away in 1992, and Evelyn filled her time by taking up bowling, gardening, playing cards, and spending time with her family. In 2001 she moved to Hill Top Manor in Weyburn, where she made lots of friends, with her special friend being Norman. Together they enjoyed all the activities at Hill Top such as baking, making crafts, shopping, playing cards and bingo and especially the dances at the Senior's Center. The family wish to thank the staff for the wonderful care Evelyn received at Hill Top Manor. She was a devoted wife, mother, grandmother and friend. She will be lovingly remembered and sadly missed by all who knew her. Prayers were said on Thursday, August 3 at 7:00 p.m. from St. Vincent de Paul Roman Catholic Church, Weyburn. The funeral service was held Friday, August 4, at 10:00 a.m. from St. Vincent de Paul Roman Catholic Church, with Father Gerry Bauche officiating. Interment followed in Hillcrest Cemetery, Weyburn.
- Diane Marie (nee Hansen). It is with great sadness we announce the passing of Diane Marie Hansen Hood of Weyburn, on Wednesday, November 7, 2007 at the age of 37. Diane was predeceased by her grandparents, Nels Flaten and Ralph and Blanche Hansen. Diane will be lovingly remembered by her husband, Jamie Hood of Halbrite, and their children, Jazlyn and Clay Hood; father and mother, Don and Bev Hansen of Weyburn; sisters, Carrie (Roland) Giroux of Yorkton, and their children, Amber, Denaye, Dallyn and Morgan; Laura (Drew) Watson of Weyburn, and their children, Max and Alexis; brother, Chris (Jaylene) Hansen of Carlyle, and soon to be niece or nephew; grandmother, Svea Flaten of Weyburn, as well as hundreds of family and friends that loved her. Diane was born on April 28, 1970 in Weyburn, where she attended Elgin Elementary School, Weyburn Junior High and WCS, and was an avid athlete throughout her education. Following graduation, she experienced a wonderful year abroad as a Rotary Exchange Student in Malmo, Sweden. Upon returning, she pursued a degree in International Studies at the U. of S., convocating in 1993. Diane's main passion was swimming, and during the summer months she juggled various jobs in order to coach the Weyburn Silver Seals Speed Swim Club. Diane and Jamie were married on July 8, 2000 at Mainprize Regional Park. Together, they worked hard to establish a deer farm, and were blessed with two wonderful children, Jazlyn, age 6 and Clay, age 4. Diane shared her life with many friends and family, with laughter and love. Diane loved to meet new people, had many friends, was extremely independent and stubborn, and was always appreciative. She fought her cancer with the same determination and positive spirit as she had lived her life. Diane was passionate about nature, her role as a deer farmer, and loved the Northern Lights. If there was one thing that she would want you to remember her by, it is to live life to the betterment of yourself and others. Funeral service was held Saturday, November 10 at 2:00 p.m. from Grace United Church, Weyburn, with Rev. Doug Loden officiating and Barbara Flaten Orr, organist. The eulogy was given by her brother, Chris Hansen, scripture readings by Ramona Iida, with Reflections of Diane's life given by Kim Krawetz and Sandra Brenner. , also a poem by Anna Flaten Mazarik. Musical selections were sung by Kylie and Jamie Orr accompanied by Christopher and Barbara Orr. The Honorary Pallbearers were her very special girlfriends: Sandra Brenner, Marni Wedin, Kim Krawetz, Crystal Stockham, Christy Ross, Ramona Iida, Teresa LaFoy, Monica Claussen and Andrea Wilson. Interment followed in Hillcrest Cemetery, Weyburn, with Active Pallbearers: Chris Krawetz, Markus Bihl, Kelly Guider, Shaun Sherrow, Ray Flaten and Tyson Balog.
- Eva Olive (nee Cooper). On Saturday, April 22, 2000, Eva Hood, late of Weyburn, passed away at the Weyburn General Hospital, at the age of 92 years. Eva Olive Hood was born December 7, 1907 at Indian Head. Predeceased by her mother and father, William and Susan Cooper; three brothers: Albert, Harvey and Douglas Cooper; three sisters: Hazel Willson, Beatrice Cooper and Margaret Sheppard; and by her husband, Sidney Hood. Eva is survived by one brother, Don (Audrey) Cooper of Regina; special niece, Jean Cooley; as well as many nieces and nephews. A memorial service was held Friday, April 28 at 11:00 a.m. from Fletcher Funeral Chapel, Weyburn, with Marilyn Anderson Corkum officiating minister. Interment followed at Green Acres Memorial Gardens, Weyburn. All those in attendance were considered to be honorary pallbearers.
- Francis A. 'Frank' Hood, born April 9, 1926, passed away at Weyburn on Monday, March 11, 2002 at the age of 75 years. Frank is survived by his loving wife Ruby. One son, Tim (Marilyn) and daughter Joy (Clarence) Guider of Halbrite. Grandchildren: Jamie (Diane) Hood, Halbrite; Wendy Hood (Jamie Chesall), Weyburn; Kelly (Paulette) Guider, Cut Knife; Corey (Olivia) Guider, Halbrite; Jodi (Dwayne) Carlson, Halbrite. Great grandchildren: Jazlyn Hood and Emmett Guider. Predeceased by his parents, Archie and Ida Hood, his brother James Hood. A memorial service was held at 2:00 p.m. Friday, March 15 from the chapel of Assurance Funeral Services,Weyburn, with Rev. Gary W. Goran officiating. A private family interment to follow at a later date.
- Peter Ferguson Lawrence Hood passed away Tuesday, April 30, 2002 at the age of 53 in Weyburn, SK with his family by his side. He is remembered by his wife of 26 years, Patricia; his punkin Jennifer (Chris) of Regina, his son Nigel of Weyburn, his sister Sharon, brothers Rodney (Debbie) and Marvin and many nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by the family dog, Oliver and his parents Bertha and Russell. Peter was born on January 22, 1949 in Wynyard, SK. He grew up on a farm near Raymore where he enjoyed baseball, hockey and the great outdoors. He began his career in the mountains as part of a seismic crew; he came back to Saskatchewan in the early 70's to work with Hader Drilling and the Dept. of Northern Saskatchewan before joining SaskWater as a water quality technician. He loved his job, his time on the road and the people he met along the way. Peter's job moved him and his family from Prince Albert to Weyburn in 1985. He was involved with the Elks in P.A. and continued his service in Weyburn, becoming the Exalted Ruler while Pat was his Honoured Royal Lady. Peter was also involved with the Lions and enjoyed his challenging time as President of the Weyburn Minor Hockey Association. Aside from his career and service work, Peter was passionate about woodworking in the winter, golf in the summer (or spring and fall, if possible) and socializing year-round. Most of all, Peter was dedicated to his wife and kids, ensuring they knew how much they were loved with his affection, unending support, the time he spent talking with them, making them laugh and encouraging and inspiring them to be their best. He will be remembered by all who knew him for his good, kind nature, open mindedness, his love of life and his ability to always have fun. Cremation has taken place and a celebration of Peter's life will be held on Saturday, May 11, 2002 at 7 p.m. at the Weyburn Elks Hall
- Glen. Thursday, Oct. 7, 1999 Glen Hoover, late of Weyburn passed away at the age of 81 years. Predeceased by his parents, Jay C. and Cora Hoover. Glen is lovingly remembered and deeply missed by his wife, Margaret of 51 years; and by his daughters: Sandra (David) of Guelph, ON; Debra (Ken) of Spruce Grove, AB; Leslie (Bruce) of Oakbank, MB and Nona (Wes) of Calgary, AB. Glen will also be missed by his grandchildren: Jeffrey, Tonya, Aaron, Melissa, Shawna, Amanda, Adrienne and Sarah; one sister: Ruth Kaye of Medford, Oregon; his brothers: Carl (Elsie) of Racine, Minnesota and Ted (Marge) of Richmond, BC; as well as numerous nieces and nephews. Glen was born on the family farm at Yeoman, SK, where he spent his earlier years attending school at Elmdale and Trossachs. He was very involved in sports, particularly softball, playing on a team known as the Bush Rabbits. After marrying Margaret Nagy, they moved to Kansas, where Glen tried his hand at various occupations. However, Glen's love for the land drew him back to the prairies and in 1953 he started farming in the Trossachs area. His hard work and determination was reflected in his successfulness. Glen served on the local boards of the Wheat Pool, Trossachs Telephone Company and Brokenshell Parks and Recreation Committee. Glen retired from active farming in 1979 and continued to reside on his farm until 1985, when he and Margaret relocated to Weyburn. Glen enjoyed his retirement, keeping busy with golfing, playing cards, traveling and relaxing at his cottage with visits from family and friends. A memorial service was held Tuesday, Oct. 12 at 2:00 p.m. from Knox Presbyterian Church, Weyburn, with Rev. John Ferrier officiating. Interment followed at Hillcrest Cemetery, Weyburn.
- Clara Martha (nee Windecker). On Friday, April 4, 2003, Clara Martha Horstmeier, late of Weyburn, passed away at the Regina General Hospital at the age of 68 years. Predeceased by her parents, Victor and Marie Windecker; an infant niece and brother, Emil Windecker. Clara is survived by her husband of 46 years, Heinz Horstmeier of Weyburn and their son Ian Horstmeier of Regina; two brothers: Eugene (Bertha) Windecker of Regina; and Edwin (Ursula) Windecker of Weyburn; nephews and nieces; Garry (Donna) Windecker of Weyburn, Marleen Holtz of Weyburn, Marvin (Yvonne) Windecker of Weyburn; great nephews and nieces; David Windecker, Tricia Windecker, Jenna Holtz, Jordan Holtz, Victor Windecker, and Jacob Windecker. Clara was born February 16, 1935 at Weyburn. She took her schooling to grade 10 in Weyburn. On July 6, 1956 she married Heinz Horstmeier. Together they have farmed since 1969. Clara loved animals, especially dogs, and she always favored the smallest of the litter. She enjoyed gardening, both flowers and vegetables and her many fruit trees. She will be sadly missed. Funeral service was held Tuesday, April 15, at 10:00 a.m. from Fletcher Funeral Chapel, Weyburn, with Pastor Peter Walker officiating. Interment followed in Hillcrest Cemetery, Weyburn. All those in attendance were considered to be honorary pallbearers. The active pallbearers were: Sandy Wyness, Garry Windecker, Marleen Holtz, Marvin Windecker, Bud Stokes and Dan Welsh.
- Heinz, late of Weyburn, passed away on Sunday, July 24, 2005 at the age of 78 years. Heinz was born in Germany in 1926. He served in the German Military during World War II and was captured by the British Forces. Following the war, in the early 1950's, Heinz immigrated to Canada. Heinz and Clara Windecker were married in 1957. He worked as a carpenter. In the mid 1960's, Heinz took up farming on land north of Weyburn. Following the passing of his wife, Clara, on April 4, 2003, Heinz sold his farm. He resided in Weyburn until his passing. Heinz was predeceased by his parents and his wife, Clara. Heinz leaves to mourn his son, Ian Horstmeier of Regina; his sister, Annie Gliesing in Germany; his brother, Gerhardt Horstmeier in Germany; as well as numerous nieces, nephews and extended family. The funeral service was held on Wednesday, July 27, at 2:00 p.m. at the RD Family Funeral Chapel, Weyburn, with Pastor Martin Olson officiating. The active pallbearers were Dan Welsh, Robert Stocks, Gary Sidloski, Kevin Sidloski, Jerome Sidloski and John Sidloski. Interment followed in Hillcrest Cemetery, Weyburn.
- Stephen Maurice James Hosking 1967 - 2009. Stephen was born in South Ockendon Essex, England. He immigrated with his parents James & Catherine Hosking and his brother Mark to Canada in 1969. He lived first in Portage la Prairie then moved to Springstein, Manitoba. In 1979, the family moved to Weyburn. As a child, he loved to travel, visiting Disneyworld on a driving trip from Portage La Prairie. He loved to go to Ireland and England. He had a very inquisitive mind and loved to take things apart and put them back together, usually with a few "bits" left over. He never lost this gift. He was always quick with a joke and demonstrated a quirky sense of humor that everyone found contagious. This really showed up when he dressed up as Captain United and roller skated around Weyburn raising money for the United Way. Stephen was always ready to help others when needed. In Regina, he received the Saskatchewan Governor General award for jumping into a lake to save a man who drove his car in after suffering a heart attack. After high school, Stephen went to Regina to attend the University of Regina. That is where he married his childhood sweetheart, Brenda Franklin. They have a beautiful girl together, Quinn. Quinn is the apple of his eye. When Stephen and Brenda grew apart, Stephen moved to Dawson Creek with his parents. Stephen was integral with opening a family business with his brother and parents. He then opened another venture on his own, Chubby's. He met Nicki Ault and they had a beautiful baby together, Colten. Once Chubby's closed Stephen came back to Rockwells until it was sold. Stephen always loved computers. He was always helping others with getting theirs to work. He was very much in his element when dealing with them. He always considered himself a computer "geek". His other passion was paintballing. He traveled whenever possible, to different venues to play. Stephen had been sick for the last few years. His passing is still a terrible shock to his family and friends. Leaving behind to celebrate his life are his daughter Quinn and son Colten, their mothers Brenda and Nicki. His parents, James and Catherine Hosking, brother Mark Hosking. Many aunts, uncles, and cousins. Stephen, you will be missed but never forgotten. Stephen passed away on December 7, 2009, at 41 years of age. A prayer service was held on Sunday, December 13, 2009 at 3:00 pm at the Bergeron Funeral Chapel, Dawson Creek, British Columbia. A funeral service was held on Monday, December 14, 2009 at 3:00 pm at the Bergeron Funeral Chapel. Father Michael Asyasoro was the officiating clergy.
- Teresa, lovingly known as "Bapka", passed away peacefully September 25, 2009 at the Regina General Hospital at the prime age of 80. Teresa was born on January 10, 1929 in Grodzisko Gorne in southern Poland. She was the 4th in a family of 5, 3 sisters and 1 brother. Her family lived on a farm. As a young girl, during the 2nd World War she was forced into labour building railroads for the German army. She had to walk numerous kilometers in wooden shoes and work constantly to nightfall with little in the way of rest periods and rationed food, then walk home at night only to repeat again the next day. At the age of 23 in 1952 she married Jozef Hospod and they lived on her family farm raising a young family. They had 3 children, Krys, Dorothy and a son Stanislaw, who predeceased her at the age of 9 years. Teresa was a very community oriented person who was always first in line to assist whether it was organizing, helping out at community events or helping a neighbour. She had a very friendly and outgoing personality. In September 1982 she came to Canada with her husband Jozef and daughter Dorothy, having been preceded by daughter Krys. After 2 years they purchased a small house which they renovated and lived in until the passing of her husband in 1998. She sold the house about 2 years later and moved into an apartment where she lived until 2001 and then moved in with Dorothy, Mike, Kassandra and Ryan where she lived until the present time. Bapka loved her family and friends dearly, always showering them with food and drink. She loved knitting, making blankets, dish cloths and other items for her family, as well as baking everything from buns to many cakes and cookies. She always enjoyed spending time with her friends and family. Teresa will be sadly missed by her family. Left to mourn her passing are her two daughters, Krys (Emil) Ogieglo, and Dorothy (Michael) Lawrenz, her grandchildren, Lissa (Andrew) Peeling, Kassandra and Ryan Lawrenz, her special niece Ewa (Waldemer) Powjanski and their children Rafal and Nina (Patrick McLeod), a sister in Poland, and many other family and friends both in Canada and Poland. Teresa was predeceased by her husband Jozef Hospod and her son Stanislaw. Prayers were said Sunday, September 27, 2009 at 7:00 p.m. at Fletcher Funeral Chapel, Weyburn. A celebration of her life was held on Monday, September 28 at Saint Vincent de Paul Catholic Church, with Father Gerry Bauche officiating. The Pallbearers were: Kassandra Lawrenz, Ryan Lawrenz, Nina McLeod, Rafal Powjanski, Lissa Peeling and Andrew Peeling.
- Arthur Wesley "Wes" was born on Saturday, December 6, 1930 in Weyburn, to William and Julianna Howell. He went to school at the Weyburn Plains School. On Saturday, October 23, 1976 Wes married Eva (nee Lund) Bossenberry at North Battleford. They celebrated their 25th Wedding Anniversary in 2001. Wes lived on the farm and in Weyburn all his life. He fixed up older homes and rented them. Wes and Eva owned the Southside Confectionary until 1984. He enjoyed woodworking and he built all kinds of furniture for family and friends as well as refinishing and restoring old furniture. Wes was a kind, loving and giving man; he accepted life as it was and did what was needed to deal with situations. He was highly regarded by his family and friends. Wes passed away on May 13, 2004 in Weyburn at the age of 73 years. He was predeceased by his parents; sister Lyla Ruth in infancy and by his brother George. Wes is survived by his loving wife, Eva Howell; sisters: Ann (Marshal) Culham and Margaret Dupuis; step-daughter Karen (Bob) Kenny; granddaughter Krista Kenny (Russell Martin) and son Aidan; grandson Sean Kenny; sister-in-law Hazel Howell as well as numerous nieces and nephews. A memorial service was held on Monday, May 17 at 2:00 p.m. from Grace United Church with Rev. Hazel Arbon officiating. Honorary pallbearers were all of Wes's family and friends.
- Eva Charlotte (nee Lund) Bossenberry Howell. It is with great sadness we announce the passing of Eva Charlotte Howell at Battlefords Union Hospital on January 15, 2011. She was born on the homestead south of Weyburn and lived most of her life in the Weyburn area. She is predeceased by her parents Rolland and Myrtle Lund, husband Keith Bossenberry, son Norman and husband Wesley Howell. Left to mourn Eva’s death is her daughter Karen and her husband Bob Kenny of North Battleford; granddaughter Kristina Kenny (Russell Martin), great grandsons Aiden and Jackson Martin, Grande Coullee; grandson Sean Kenny (Jane), Shediac, New Brunswick; sisters Lois Bjarnison, Creston, BC, Dorothy Periard, Medicine Hall, AB and Janet Mazur, Regina and brother Ron Lund (Audrey), Regina. Also mourning her death are numerous cousins, nieces and nephews. She will be missed by her many friends and neighbors from Weyburn, Goodwater and North Battleford. Eva was active in her communities through her work as a Psychiatric Nurse, as a General merchant in Goodwater and Weyburn and the work she and Wes did to rehabilitate houses in Weyburn. She thoroughly enjoyed her years of involvement with the Girl Guides Association, Meals on Wheels deliveries and especially the Horticultural Society in Weyburn. Eva loved to be outdoors gardening in her yard and at the farm. Indoors she grew a great variety of houseplants. She was known as quite an expert in the area. Interment will be at the Hillcrest Cemetery, Weyburn.
- Agnes Belle (nee Henderson). On Thursday, July 23, 2009, Agnes Belle Howitts passed away at the Weyburn Special Care Home at the age of 98. She was born January 24, 1911 to Charles and Stella Henderson, the fifth of eight children. She married James Howitts on June 19, 1942. She was predeceased by a daughter, Lucille Ann, born August 4, 1943 and who passed away on January 16, 1947 at the age of three and by her husband, James on October 4, 1983, her parents, Charles and Stella Henderson, two sisters, Mary Ellen and Myra, two brothers, Lawrence and Cyril, three brothers-in-law, Ross Munshaw, Arthur Irwin, Ernest Tedford, four sisters-in-law, Alice Henderson, Amy Johnson, Margaret Barnstable, Edna Bjorndahl and brother-in-law, Bill Howitts. She leaves to mourn her three sisters, Edith Munshaw, Ina Irwin and Wilma Tedford, all of Estevan and numerous nieces and nephews. Agnes lived during the homestead years and the dirty thirties. She became a very saving person. Born into a large family, she became her mother's helper and an excellent cook. She enjoyed entertaining. There were many house parties at the Henderson home and later the Howitts household. Ernest and Wilma Tedford were a special family to her. James worked on the Tedford farm and Ernest and James became more like brothers as Ernest was an only child, and they spent many family holidays together. Agnes was very active and energetic and was full of joy. One of her favourite expressions was, 'great things come in small packages' as she was very petite in stature. She enjoyed her sisters and brothers, their families and her friends. There was never a lack of baking when they would come for a visit and her home was always immaculate. Her garden and flowers gave her much joy and she enjoyed showing what she was growing. The family spent many Christmases and special occasions together, and Agnes will always be remembered in their hearts with a smile on her face, a giggle or two and a great big warm hug, you could find no greater friend, sister or aunt. Funeral Services were held Tuesday, July 29th, 2009 at 2:00 p.m. from Fletcher Funeral Chapel, Weyburn with Rev. John Ferrier officiating. A Private Family Interment was held at Hillcrest Cemetery, Weyburn.
- Amy E. Howse, late of Mainprize Manor in Midale, formerly of Moose Jaw, passed away Thursday, June 6, 2002 at the age of 102 years. Cremation took place with interment at Green Acres Memorial Gardens, Weyburn
- John, late of Weyburn, passed away on Tuesday, August 17, 2004 at 85 years of age. He was predeceased by his parents, Joseph and Rosalie Hrabia; his stepbrothers: Walter Sankey, Carl Sankey, and Gus Sankey; his brothers: Mike Hrabia and Tony Hrabia; his sisters, Mary Lorowski, Carrie McMakin, Bernice Clayton; his sisters-in-law and brothers-in-law: Dorothy Sankey, Helen Sankey, Kate Sankey, Helen Hrabia, Marg Hrabia, Steve Lorowski, Gordon Clayton and Forrest Parent. John is survived by three brothers: Frank Hrabia, Roy Hrabia and Peter Hrabia; two sisters: Helen Parent and Nellie (Leo) Brochu and numerous nieces and nephews. A graveside service will be held on Wednesday, August 25, 2004 at 2:00 p.m. at Hillcrest Cemetery, Weyburn, with interment to follow. Rev. George Barker officiating.
- James Allan "Jim" Hubbs, late of Weyburn, SK passed away March 15, 2014, at the age of 66 years. Jim was predeceased by his son, Trent Allan Hubbs, his parents Lorne and Mildred Hubbs; brother Wayne Hubbs. Jim is survived by his wife of 46 years, Shirley Hubbs; daughter Lynn (Mike) Claude, Weyburn; son Scott (Nicole) Hubbs, Aberdeen; his 5 precious grandsons: Brandon and Justin, Weyburn, Brayden, Corbin and Logan Hubbs, Aberdeen; step-mother Mable Hubbs, Weyburn; sister Lorna (John) Stanley, Katepwa Beach; mother-in-law Edna Hemphill; sister-in-law Diane (Gordon) Bell, Weyburn; brother-in-law Ron (Crystal) Carlson, Regina as well as several nieces and nephews. A service of remembrance for Jim will be held on Saturday, March 22, 2014 at 2:00 p.m. from Grace United Church, Weyburn, SK with Rev. M. Barnabas, officiating. Interment to follow at Hillcrest Cemetery Weyburn, SK.
- Lorne Wesley, late of Weyburn, passed away January 14, 1999 after a lengthy illness. He was predeceased by his father, James A. Hubbs, his mother, Ethel (Dowe), his first wife, Mildred (Swanson), his only sister, Grace Sundburg, five brothers-in-law and two sisters-in-law. He is survived by his wife of 35 years, Mable, his daughter Lorna (John) Stanley and their children: Dianne (Steve) Oyka, Karen (Matt) Schabel, and Ryan Stanley all of Regina; two sons: Jim (Shirley) Hubbs and their children: Lynn (Mike) Claude and Scott (fiance Sarah Church) all of Weyburn; and Wayne Hubbs of Vancouver; two great granddaughters and two great grandsons; three sisters-in-law and one brother-in-law. Lorne was born in Indian Head on May 14, 1913 and began his schooling there, finishing in Viceroy. The family then moved to Pense, then to Lumsden. Lorne began to earn his own living at age 15. He joined the 24th Field Artillery Regiment in 1942, and was discharged in 1946. In 1943 he married Mildred Swanson who gave him a daughter and two sons. Mildred passed away in 1955. In 1946 he began working at the Saskatchewan Training School and transferred to the Saskatchewan Hospital when the school moved to Moose Jaw. He retired on June 1, 1978 after 32 years service. In 1963 he married Mable (Broley) and when she retired in 1978, they enjoyed many bus tours and trips to Las Vegas. Lorne enjoyed many sports as a spectator, especially hockey, boxing and horse racing. He was a faithful season ticket holder of the Red Wings. He was honored with a plaque by the Soo Line Boxing Club. Funeral service was held Monday, January 18 at 2:00 p.m. from Knox Presbyterian Church, Weyburn, with Rev. John Ferrier officiating. Interment followed in Hillcrest Cemetery, Weyburn. All those in attendance were considered to be honorary pallbearers. The active pallbearers were: Scott Hubbs, Ryan Stanley, Steve Oyka, Matt Schabel, Mike Claude and Carl Von Hagen.
- Wayne Murray passed away peacefully on Sunday, February 20, 2005 at St. Paul's Hospital, Vancouver, BC, at age 53. Predeceased by his parents, Lorne and Mildred Hubbs of Weyburn; Wayne is survived by his stepmother Mable Hubbs, Weyburn, sister Lorna (John) Stanley, Katepwa Beach, brother Jim (Shirley) Hubbs, Weyburn, and several nieces and nephews. A memorial service will be held Thursday, March 31 at 2:00 p.m. at Grace United Church, 210-3rd St. N.E., Weyburn. Rev. Gary W. Goran officiating.
- William Norman. On Monday, Dec. 11, 2000, William Norman Hubick, late of Weyburn, passed away at the Weyburn General Hospital, at the age of 80 years. Predeceased by his parents, Jacob and Mary Hubick; one sister, Adeline Seibel, and one brother, Elmer Hubick. Norman is survived by his loving wife of 53 years, Mary of Weyburn; one son, Ken (Carol) Hubick of Comox, BC and their children: Erin and Mark Hubick of Victoria, BC; two daughters: Joyce (Ron) Lewis of Kimberley, BC and their children: Stuart Lewis (fiancee Melinda Luneng) of Calgary, AB, Darren Lewis of Kimberley, BC; and Shirley (James) Williams of Port McNeill, BC, and her children: Janet Flegel (Brian Pohto) and Chelsea of Sointula, BC, and Joanne and Karen Flegel of Port McNeill, BC and his daughter, Karmen (Hoeard) Saunders, and their children: Brandon and Jayden of Port McNeill, BC. Wm. Norman Hubick was born June 22, 1920 at Southey. He grew up with three brothers and three sisters on the family farm north of Regina in the Craven district. He attended Ravenswood School, completing grade eight, and later completing his GED. During WWII, from 1942 to 1945 he was posted with Home Defense Force on the west coast as an anti-aircraft gunner. On September 6, 1947 Norman married Mary Hague at Grace Lutheran Church in Regina. The first 14 years of marriage they resided and worked in Regina, until 1961, when he was transferred with Sask Power Gas Division to Weyburn. He worked with Sask Power until he retired in 1982. Until his death, Norm considered Weyburn home. He was an active member of Zion Lutheran Church in Weyburn, and enjoyed gardening, fishing, hunting in his earlier years. In his earlier years he was a hard ball player, mostly playing catcher. Later he was an avid cyclist. Norm lived on earth with all faith in God. A memorial service was held Friday, Dec. 15 at 2:00 p.m. from Zion Lutheran Church, Weyburn, with Pastor Ron Bestvater officiating. Interment will be at a later date.
- Emelia Lillian (nee Kot) Hudy passed away In Calgary, AB on October 5, 2003 at the age of 78. Emelia will be lovingly remembered by husband Paul, son Simon (Mary), daughters Susan (Tom) and Cathy (Gordon) as well as her eight precious grandchildren: Ben, Alexis. Katy, Paul, Molly, Mimi, Matthew and Erin. Emelia is also survived by her brother Darold Kot and sisters Pauline Kot, Dorothy Schultz, Helen Schultz and Mary Ann Abel. Predeceased by parents Simon and Mary Kot, brothers Arnold and John Kot and sister Yvonne Kot. Funeral Mass was held at St. Pius X Church, Calgary, AB on Thursday October 9 at 10:30 am with Father Bob Kasun.
- Arnold. On the morning of July 12, 2002, Arnold Huebner passed away peacefully in his sleep at home. Arnold is predeceased by his father, Gustov (1928), his stepfather Adolph (1975), his mother Emilie (2001), brothers-in-law: Ian, Mel, Reinhold, Gordon and Jim; sister-in-law, Ivy; niece Janice and nephew Michael. Arnold is survived by his loving wife, Barb and four children: Brad (Monique), Dean (Tamra), Gail (Ron) and Trent (Lisa Goertzen); his grandchildren: Jordan, Sydney, Paige, Callahan and Kyle; Tara's son Ben and family; brothers, sisters, brothers-in-law, sisters-in-law and numerous nieces and nephews. Arnold was born October 13, 1925 in Success, SK. Arnold lost his father at the age of three and his mother moved the family to Weyburn to live closer to her brother Fred Rode and his family. Arnold attended grade one at Souris School until his mother married Adolf Arnt and moved the family to Manitou, MB. The family quickly grew as five more brothers and sisters were aded for a total of nine children. Arnold attended school in Manitou and then went into the work force at the age of 16 working at Canada Packers in Winnipeg. At the age of 18, Arnold was drafted into the army. He went through basic training in preparation for WWII. The war ended one month before Arnold was to depart. Following the army, Arnold moved back to Weyburn and shortly bought a garage at Talmage with his brother Donald. After selling the garage, Arnold went to work for Milt Slezak learning the sheet metal trade. Arnold opened his own heating and sheet metal shop in 1957. Arnold married Barbara McLean on May 30, 1959. Arnold and Barb were blessed with four children. Arnold worked long, hard hours and expanded his business to include plumbing. In 1980 his son Brad became a partner and eventually purchased the business from his dad in 1998. Arnold saw to it to take his family on many vacations. He pulled the camper across Western Canada and the U.S. to all the great summer holiday spots. It was obviously very important to him the kids got a good summer holiday. Arnold and Barb went away on many winter holidays. Arnold enjoyed the different languages and cultures and he also noticed the natural beauty of the places he visited. Arnold was known for his easy going personality, his sense of humour, his loyalty to family and friends, his understanding and listening without judgement, his generosity and unending patience, his business ethics that as he put it, were tough but fair and his old fashioned morals. He was a man who enjoyed the very simple pleasures in life; watching the birds in the back yard, having the whole family for supper, almost always followed by a game of 31, watching the Toronto Blue Jays on TV. Arnold never missed too many home improvement projects. He was a great supervisor and was quick to offer his opinion, but was patient enough to let you do it your way. Poppa Arnold dearly loved his grandchildren, always had Certs for them and wasn't happy with a high five until he got a good crisp one. Many afternoon naps were cut short by yelling grandkids, and all he would say is "Gee, they're sure noisy little beggars." Arnold's farm was a hobby he dearly loved. He would go out most every night through the summer. Arnold often took one of his sons, or his son-in-law out to give him a hand, and while they were in a hurry to get back to town, he would be happy if there was a breakdown and could go out the next day. Arnold's love of his work never ended. He continued to go to the shop daily. There wasn't much he couldn't fix with some tin and a few pop rivets. He truly was a master of his trade. Arnold valued his family and his long time friends, and his loyal customers. He will be missed by many, but will be in our hearts forever. Funeral service was held Tuesday, July 16 at 10:00 a.m. from Zion Lutheran Church, Weyburn, with Rev. Peter Walker officiating. Interment followed in Hillcrest Cemetery, Weyburn. Honor-ary pallbearers were: John and Lil Hearn, Bob and Gert Lukey, John and Linda Kot, Evan and Mary Goranson, Genny Girardin, Bernard and Sylvia Brezinski, Basil and Roberta Woodard and Steve and Margaret Lazurko. The active pallbearers were: Jim McLean, Scott Johnston, Bill Anderson, Alvin Lazar, Kelly Strautman, Brent Hillstead, Michael Schnitzler and Korie McIver.
- Clayton Dale. It is with deep sadness that we announce the sudden but peaceful passing of Clayton Dale Huff (1966 - 2004), beloved husband, friend and soul mate of Kristine (nee Sorensen) and father of Emily and his second unborn daughter at the too young age of 37 years. Besides his loving wife and beautiful daughter, Clayton is also survived by his mother and father, Sandi and Dale Huff; sister Catherine; grandmother Bertha Krausher; and many aunts, uncles and cousins. Clayton will also be sadly missed by mother-in-law Lise Christensen; and father-in-law Svend Sorensen; brother-in-law Hans and Becky Sorensen and their daughters Rhea and Claire; sister-in-law Jo-Ann and Harald Liebe and their daughters Dana and Lauren. Clayton was born on November 7, 1966, and raised in Weyburn. He convocated from the University of Saskatchewan in May 1989 with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Biochemistry. Clayton met his wife Kristine on a blind date in January 1993, and it was love at first sight. They were married on August 27, 1994 and had their first daughter Emily in January 2000. Most recently Clayton worked for Fisher Scientific as an account representative where he was highly respected by both co-workers and clients. Clayton always gave freely of his time to others and was liked and respected by everyone he met. Clayton's biggest passion was his family, followed closely by golf. Clayton also got a lot of enjoyment from working on his and Kristine's acreage and in years past was a skilled hockey and tennis player and an avid sky-diver. Clayton will be sadly missed by all. Funeral service was held at McInnis & Hollway's Fish Creek Chapel, Calgary, AB on Monday, May 10, 2004 at 3:00 p.m.
- Leroy Hunstad, late of Weyburn, passed away October 19, 2002 at the age of 90 years. I was born in Lignite, North Dakota on November 7, 1911 to Harry and Alma Hunstad. We moved to Canada in March 1915. Arriving in Maxim, they then had to cross Long Creek to get to the homestead located on the SE 1/4 33-03-17-W2nd. The river was very high and there was some fear that we would not make it. A tent was set up to live in but a blizzard blew the tent down and we moved to Frank Wick's. Dad then built a one room 14x18 house with a small four foot shed lean-to. There were a total of ten children in our family. A brother and sister died in infancy. The remaining were: three brothers, Orries 1915, Harold 1917, Donald 1929; and four sisters: Marie 1919, Evelyn 1921, Doris 1929 and Ilene 1932. I went to Lake Alma school near the Pepper post office, which had 62 students in one room, until I left to help out at home. In the fall of 1932 I did chores for Carl Anderson until the spring of 1933 when I worked for Severt Storle. My wages in those days were $5.00 a month plus room and board in the winter, and $20.00 in the summer, plus an extra $1.00 a day during harvest. In the fall of 1935 I got $3.00 a day for man and team, or $1.50 for just myself. I then worked for different farmers until 1937. I met Ruth Ellingson at the Appolo School Christmas party in 1932, and again at a house party at Christ Englstad's. We started going together then and in 1934 I worked for her brother Joe Ellingson. On November 1, 1936, Ruth and I went to Crosby, North Dakota with John and Mandy Pederson where I bought Ruth a wedding ring for $6.00, and we were married on November 13 in the United Church in Radville on $23.00 I received from a life insurance policy I cashed in. Ruth and I stayed and worked at Eling and Mary Ellingson's for the winter where we were paid $5.00 a month, and Ellingson's got $10.00 a month from the government to feed us. In the fall of 1937 we rented and moved into Eric Carlson's. The rent was a 50% share basis which included three horses and two cows and all of his machinery. The house consisted of two rooms and a kitchen, which I removed and built on a new kitchen, pantry and bedroom, after buying the farm in 1945 for $5,000.00. In 1963 we bought a new house in Weyburn and had it moved out to the farm. In the summer of 1938 I lost three horses of mine and three borrowed ones from horse disease. A Mr. Torkelson from Lake Alma traveled to the farmers and bled the horses to try and cure the disease. He charged $2.00 a horse and took about a gallon of blood from each horse, and sometimes the horses lived. That fall I did the harvest with horses borrowed from my father and Frank Wick. I had a good crop of oats and was able to buy an old Cross Model Case tractor for about $200.00. I sold my wheat for 55 cents a bushel. I bought my first new tractor, a Cockshutt, for $1200.00 in 1940. Wheat was selling then for $1.10 a bushel. My first car was a Model A that I paid $220.00 for in 1942, and my first new car was a 1950 Chev that I paid $2200.00 for and wheat was then still at $1.00 to $1.10 a bushel. During our years on the farm Ruth was the grain hauler and drove one of the teams on the bucking pole when we were putting up hay. We always had cattle and sold cream for $1.50 a can, 10 cents of which went to Carly Hansen for hauling it to Weyburn. We sold eggs to the Co-op Creamery in Weyburn for 6 cents a dozen. Ruth and I both got scarlet fever in the 40's and were quarantined for two weeks. Mother and Dad looked after us and the doctor had to walk from Arnie Stovra's farm to our house as he could not get through the roads with his car. The neighbors brought our groceries and no one was allowed in the house. Ruth and I had three children. Lionel was born in 1939. He married Karen McNeil in 1961 and they have four children and 11 grandchildren. Jean was born in 1942. She married Al Thompson in 1961 and they have four children and five grandchildren. Betty Ann was born in 1944. She married Joseph Herlick in 1960 and they have six children and 14 grandchildren. I was a councilor for the R.M. of Lake Alma from 1972-1981. On the Weyburn Hospital Board, Immanuel Lutheran Church Board, committee member for the history book "Settlers of the Hills," and on the Oungre Park Board. In the fall of 1994 we moved to Weyburn as Ruth's health was not good and she passed away in March of 1999. I moved into Doris' Happy Care Home in August 2000. Remained there until the time of my passing. Leroy was always calm, relaxed, had time for coffee and company anytime as indicated by family and friends right up to his last days. He loved to play cards and visit. Farming was his life and participated up until the last couple years. Prayers were held Tuesday, October 22 from 7-9 p.m. from Fletcher Funeral Chapel, Weyburn. A funeral service was held on Wednesday, October 23 from Zion Lutheran Church, Weyburn, with Pastor Peter Walker officiating. Interment followed in Immanuel Lutheran Cemetery, Maxim. Predeceased by his wife Ruth in March of 1999; son Lionel in March of 2002; daughter, Jean in July of 2001; brothers, Orries, Donald and Milo; one sister, Hilma; two grandsons in infancy, Bradley and Allen. Leroy is survived by daughter: Betty Ann (Joe) Herlick; daughter-in-law, Karen Hunstad; son-in-law, Al Thompson; sisters, Marie Throssel, Evelyn (Grant) Hanning, Doris (Morris) Anderson, Ilene (Alex) Miles; brother, Harold (Gladys) Hunstad; 14 grandchildren, 33 great grandchildren, 2 step great grandchildren; numerous nieces and nephews. Active pallbearers were his grandson Marty Thompson, Marlin Thompson, Ron Herlick, Curtis Hunstad, Kenny Thompson, Donald Herlick, Cary Thompson, Darcy Herlick.
- Bessie Margaret May (nee Bertram). On Thursday, April 26, 2001, Bessie Margaret May Hunt , late of Weyburn, passed away at the Weyburn General Hospital at the age of 87 years. Bessie Margaret May Hunt was born October 6, 1913 at Underwood, ON. She is predeceased by her parents, John and Annie Bertram, her husband, Leslie Hunt, granddaughter, Jamie Ann, great grandson, Dakota and two sisters: Winnie and Edna. Bessie will be lovingly remembered by her children: Marlene and Syd of Calgary, AB, Daryl and Barb of Calgary, AB, Terre and Ken of Regina, Sheila and Clarence of Weyburn, and Dennis and Sharon of Bassano AB; 14 grandchildren and 10 great grandchildren, two sisters: Kay of Maple Ridge, BC and Ethel of Chickopee, Mass., USA, as well as several extended family. A memorial service was held Monday April 30, 2:00 p.m. from Fletcher Funeral Chapel, Weyburn, with Rev. Julia Sinclair officiating. Interment followed in Green Acres Memorial Gardens, Weyburn. Honorary pallbearers were: Curtis Frew, Darren Frew, Douglas Castle and Jason Hunt.
- Mabel Emily (nee Jackson). On Tuesday, July 15, 2003, Mabel Emily Hunter, late of Weyburn, passed away at the Weyburn General Hospital at the age of 89 years. Predeceased by her parents, William and Hannah Jackson; her husband of 17 years, Allister in 1974; two brothers: Dave Jackson and Dick (Florence) Jackson; and one sister, Verna (Bus) Procknow. Mabel will be missed by her friends: Dan and Vivian Dunn and family; Ron and Linda Neiszner and family; her cousin, Elsie (Ron) Jacobs and family. Mabel was born at the home her father built in Forget, on September 23, 1913 to William and Hannah Jackson. Dave and Dick were her brothers and Verna or Tote was her only sister. Mabel attended school at the Gap View School north of Forget, then later moved to Alma School district. In 1927 the family moved to Froude where she continued to go to school. Mabel always through her life worked physically very hard. As a teenager she worked for many homes in the district. She also worked for awhile at the Fillmore Hotel making beds and cleaning. When Mabel was a young lady she worked for Cora and Evertt Montjoy. Allister came from Ontario and found a bride. Mabel became Mrs. Hunter at the age of 42 in 1957. While they lived in Weyburn she worked at the Weyburn Union Hospital then they moved to Carlyle where Allister worked for the Department of Highways. He passed away with diabetes in 1974. They were married 17 years. At that time, Mabel and her brother Dave built the house she resided in until just a few weeks ago. Dave passed away with cancer in 1977 and Dick in 1997. Tote came back to Weyburn to spend the last few months of her life with her sister. Mabel took on the role of caregiver. Tote passed away in 1999. Mabel saw the need to keep friends supplied with afghans, sweaters, mitts, scarves and vests she knit or crocheted. She also crocheted doilies and tablecloths. She also did many beautiful needle point pictures. Mabel had a desire to help and serve on the Weyburn Hospital Auxiliary. She continued to knit baby items and doilies for them long after she worked there. Her excellent housekeeping shone through in how she took pride in her home, yard, garden and car. Mabel was a member of the United Church and attended faithfully until driving became difficult for her. Even though her hands had grown second knuckles, were sometimes swollen and very crippled, she kept on going. She would say it was good exercise to keep knitting. She bravely faced cancer, cataracts and arthritis without a word. Mabel was a good neighbour and was able to stay in her own home because of her excellent neighbours. Ron and Linda Neiszner helped her whenever she needed it and John who helped with the mowing for several years. Mabel cared deeply for a lot of people and had a heart of gold. She will be sadly missed by all she knew and loved. Funeral service was held Thursday, July 17 at 2:00 p.m. from Grace United Church, Weyburn, with Gary W. Goran officiating. Interment followed in Green Acres Memorial Gardens, Weyburn. The pallbearers were: Doyle Kemp, Wally Rolfsema, Troy Neiszner, Neil Trudgeon, Blair Campbell and Mal Barbe.
- Mary Ada (nee Pack) Hunter, late of Regina, formerly of Weyburn, passed away Wednesday August 1, 2012, at the age of 92 years. Ada was predeceased by her husband, William Wilson Hunter; her parents, Bernice Pack (nee Anderson) and William Pack; brother, Daniel “Danny” Pack; sister-in-law, Fern Pack; brother-in-law, Jack Geiger; sister-in-law, Ida (Bert) Geiger. Ada is survived by her only child, Dr. Don Hunter; siblings: Murray, Neil (Rose), Allan (Sandy), Beth, Willene, Lois (Chris) Naylor, Carol (Rod) Stevens; sister-in-law, Elaine; special niece, Mavis Wallace; two very close friends: Kay Morton and Mable Charlton along with numerous nieces and nephews. Ada was born on September 30, 1919 in Cardnuff. She attended Normal School (teachers college) in Regina. Ada taught for 35 years, first at Moose Creek and then at Griffin, then retired to Weyburn. Ada was an avid member of the Saskatchewan Teachers Federation and the Weyburn Curling Club. She loved to crochet, knit, sew and quilt. She was an avid observer of all sports, especially her beloved Blue Jays and in recent years she learned the game of football and became a loyal Rider Fan, but her special sport was always curling which she paticipated in as a skip until she was 90 years old. In her mid eighties she received a certificate from the Canadian Curling Association when she curled an eight “ender”. She married Bill on January 2, 1945 and was a devoted wife and then a loving, caring, open minded mother to Don. She was devoted to her profession and to her students, many who have kept in touch until the end. She will be missed by everyone who knew her. A funeral service for Ada was held on Wednesday, August 8 at 2:00 p.m. from Grace United Church, Weyburn with Sharon Elliott, officiating. Interment followed at Hillcrest Cemetery, Weyburn. Honorary pallbearers were Kay Morton, Mary Bakken, Bonnie Little, Jean Fahlman, Claire Kuhn, Valerie McLeod, Andrew Goeres and Mavis Wallace (special niece). Active pallbearers were Barclay Charlton, Wayne Wheeler, Murray Goeres, David Little, Rod McLeod and Jim Hallberg.
- William Wilson "Bill" Hunter was predeceased by his parents, Clarke and Barbara Hunter; three sisters: Florence, Lillian and Ida; one brother, Lorne and a brother-in-law, Daniel Pack. He is survived by his wife Ada Hunter of Weyburn; his son, Dr. Don Barry Hunter (optometrist) of Regina; his brother, Cecil Hunter, Surrey, BC; nieces: Lorraine Shipka, Vancouver, BC and Mavis Wallace, Regina; five sisters-in-law: Beth Shaw, Willene (Jack) Geiger, Lois (Chris) Naylor, Carol (Rod) Stevens and Lucille Hunter; three brothers-in-law: Murray (Fern) Pack and Neil (Rose) Pack all of BC; and Allan (Sandi) Pack of AB; as well as numerous nieces and nephews, Brenda, Beverly and Ken; Leslie, Patricia and Mavis; and grand nieces and grand nephews. Bill was born on March 29, 1918 near Wordsworth. He farmed with his father for a short time and then by himself, before becoming a carpenter. Bill and his father both played the violin and entertained at many dances. He had learned his trade of carpentry by reading books, manuals and self-teaching. His carpentry skills supplied him with a lot of work in Weyburn and surrounding area. Bill enjoyed playing hockey, baseball and playing card games, such as cribbage, rummie and king pedro. When they were at their cabin at Carlyle Lake, Bill enjoyed water skiing and fishing. He loved to be where it was warm and, together with Ada, traveled to Hawaii twice. Bill passed away peacefully on March 5, 2006 at the age of 87 years. The funeral service for Bill Hunter was held on Wednesday, March 8 at 2:00 p.m. from Grace United Church, Weyburn, with Gary W. Goran Officiating. The active pallbearers were Richard Hoffart, David Little, Keith Sprecken, Randy Telford, Doyle Thomas and Gerry Wheeler. Interment followed at Hillcrest Cemetery, Weyburn.
- Bertha Annetta (nee Flaaten). On Sunday, November 26, 2006, Bertha Annetta Huston of Weyburn, passed away at the age of 88 years. Bertha was predeceased by her mother and father, Nels and Annie Flaaten, one daughter, Audrey Downs, two brothers, Noel and Harold Flaaten, sisters-in-law, Lottie Pearson, Jean Huston and niece Lorraine. Left to cherish her memory is her devoted husband of 65 years, Tommy Huston and their family: daughter, Mary Ann (Dan) McDonald of White City, and their daughters, Danielle (Glen) and daughter, Hannah, and Heather (Brent) and children, Brooklyn and Ty, son, Roger (Norma) Huston of Saskatoon, and their daughters, Jennifer and Lisa, Audrey's husband, Gary Downs of Ottawa, ON and their children, Tammy (Tim) and daughters, Kristen, Kaitlyn and Kayla, Greg (Jody) and son Christopher, Darcy (Jane) and son Jesse; two brothers, Norvald (Helen) Flaaten and Scotty Flaaten, one sister, Gladys Flaaten, sister-in-law, Laura Flaaten, all of Weyburn, one niece, June (Myron) Fletcher and four nephews, Norlee (Rosemary), Jeff (Maryann) and Greg Flaaten, Robert Pearson, and several great nieces and nephews, and many cousins and friends. Bertha Annetta Huston was born May 24, 1918 at Grassdale, to Nels and Annie Flaaten. She was the oldest child of six children, her siblings being, Norvald, Scotty, Noel, Harold and Gladys. Bertha told great stories of growing up on a prairie farm. She attended Meadowbrooke School, a one room school, completing grade 10. As a young child, Bertha loved to visit her grandparents in Minnesota, USA. She then completed a nurses' aid course at the Saskatchewan Hospital in Weyburn, where she was employed during the 1930's. On July 12, 1941 Bertha married Tom Huston at the Presbyterian Manse in Weyburn. Bertha and Tom's first child, Audrey, was born while Tom was in British Columbia preparing to go overseas. Bertha took Audrey, then only a few months old, on the train out to Chilliwack, BC to see Tom before he left for the war. During the 1960's, Bertha was involved with the Boy Scouts organization, and was secretary of the South Saskatchewan district for the Boy Scouts of Canada. Bertha worked tirelessly for both the provincial and federal Liberal Association. While her health allowed, Bertha was a 'caregiver' for many seniors and shut-ins in the community. She was presented with a "Life Membership" in the Liberal Party of Canada. She also received numerous awards from the Scouts Organization of Canada and in 1978 the Government presented Bertha with the Queen's Silver Jubilee Medal. "The award marks the Queen's Anniversary and pays tribute to the good work ... individuals have done in their communities and for their Country". In the summer of 1969, Bertha travelled to Norway with her father and daughter, Mary Ann, to explore her Norwegian heritage. Bertha lived in the Weyburn area her entire life. Bertha loved to entertain, cook and bake. She was famous for her apple pie and doughnuts. She was very proud of her Norwegian roots and culture, making Lefsa and other ethnic foods for special occasions. She enjoyed being with and meeting people. She spent many enjoyable summers cooking at the Midale Bible Camp, and was very involved with the Lutheran Church at both the local and conference levels. She was a faithful member of Zion Lutheran Church, and she had a deep, personal faith. She enjoyed good times with her children at the summer cottage, named "Happy Valley" at Carlyle Lake. She worked part-time at her bother Harold's store, Kempton's Stationary, as needed and provided child care for many friends and neighbours. She will be deeply missed by all she knew and loved. Funeral service was held Thursday, November 30, at 2:30 p.m. from Zion Lutheran Church, Weyburn, with Pastors Martin Olson and Marjorie McLeod officiating. A Visitation and Prayer Service was held Wednesday, November 29, from 7:00-9:00 p.m. at Fletcher Funeral Chapel, Weyburn. The eulogy was given by Jim Brown and a solo was sung by June Fletcher with organist April Sampson. The Inerment followed in Green Acres Memorial Gardens, Weyburn. The active pallbearers were: Jim Rubin, Willard Hammen, Eugene Schmidt, Mel Eggum and Elmer and Kevin Trithart.
- Mary Jean. On Monday, January 31, 2000, (Mary) Jean Huston, late of Regina, and formerly of Weyburn, passed away at the age of 76 years. Predeceased by her mother and father, Frank and Mary Huston; one sister, Lottie Pearson; and one niece, Audrey Downs. Jean is survived by one brother, Thomas (Bertha) Huston of Weyburn; nieces and nephews Robert Pearson of Raymore, SK; Loraine (Rene) Beuechene of Gravelbourg; Roger (Norma) Huston of Saskatoon; and Mary Ann (Dan) McDonald of White City; as well as many great nieces and nephews. Jean was born November 4, 1923, the youngest of three children born to Mary and Frank Huston, at Weyburn. She received all her education at McTaggart and then took a one year business course in Weyburn. After her mother passed away, she remained at home with her father until he remarried in 1943, taking over all the household chores. Then she went to work at the Weyburn Airport Training Centre as a private secretary to the chief engineer. When the training school moved to Moose Jaw, Jean moved with it, remaining in her position. She spent one year in Swift Current, then moved to Regina, taking on several different secretarial positions in the government until 1980 when she underwent surgery for two aneurysms and was no longer able to work. She was only about five years away from retirement and she would have made great use of her retirement years, traveling and pursuing other interests. She remained in the Extended Care Parkside Nursing Home until December 1999, where she received excellent care for the 17-18 years she was there, then she was transferred to Pioneer Village Nursing Home, where she passed away January 31, 2000. Jean joined Alexandria Rebekah Lodge while she lived in Weyburn during the 1940s. During her years in Regina, she was deeply involved with curling, acting as director of the Tartan Club. She liked to travel, attending the Silver Broom in Germany, and had plans for a trip to Hawaii at the time of her illness. She also enjoyed golfing. Jean was a very dedicated employee, always giving 100 percent, and was well thought of by her co-workers. She will be remembered by all the people she worked with. The thing she looked forward to most were her brother, Tommy's faithful calls and visits. She loved their trips out to the mall and the times they traveled to Weyburn, with stops in McTaggart on the way. She will be fondly remembered and sadly missed. A memorial service was held Thursday, February 3 at 3:00 p.m. from Fletcher Funeral Chapel, Weyburn, with Pastor Ron Bestvater officiating, organist Helen Flaaten, and soloist June Fletcher. Interment will be at a later date. All those in attendance were considered to be honorary pallbearers.
- Thomas Edward Huston of Weyburn, passed away July 24, 2007 at the age of 93 years. Tommy was predeceased by his mother and father, Mary and Frank Huston, one daughter, Audrey Downs, two sisters, Lottie Pearson and Jean Huston, niece Lorraine, and by his wife, Bertha on Nov. 26, 2006. Left to cherish his memory are his family: daughter, Mary Ann (Dan) McDonald of White City, and their daughters, Danielle (Glen) Calibaba and daughter, Hannah, and Heather (Brent) Anderson and children, Brooklyn and Ty, son, Roger (Norma) Huston of Saskatoon, and their daughters, Jennifer and Lisa Huston, Audrey's husband, Gary Downs of Ottawa, ON and their children, Tammy (Tim) Armour and daughters, Kristin (Andrew), Katelyn and Kayla, Greg (Jody) Downs and son Christopher, Darcy (Jane) Downs and son Jesse; nephew, Robert Pearson; two brothers-in-law, Norvald (Helen) Flaaten and Scotty Flaaten, two sisters-in-law, Gladys Flaaten and Laura Flaaten, all of Weyburn; nieces and nephews, and several great nieces and nephews, and many cousins and friends. Thomas Edward Huston was born November 28, 1913 on a farm 10 miles northwest of Weyburn, to Frank and Mary Huston. He grew up on the farm along with his sisters, Lottie and Jean, and attended school in McTaggart. Tommy would catch the "Soo Line" to go to Weyburn. They attended the United Church in McTaggart. He worked on the family farm as a young man. In the 'dirty 30's' jobs were few and hard to find so Tom went to Vancouver where he walked the streets looking for work, which was scarce there too. He eventually found work at a dairy farm on Sea Island. Coming back to Saskatchewan, Tom again worked on the farm. In 1937 there was no crop as it was too dry, so he took a job at Standard Dairy for several years before going overseas to War. While working as a milkman he met Bertha Flaaten, and they were married on July 12, 1941 in Weyburn. Tom joined the Army in 1942, and in August 1943 he went overseas on the Queen Mary, leaving his wife and daughter, Audrey behind. He served in engineering infantry. Tom spent time in England, Italy and France. He was wounded twice during the war. Tom felt very fortunate to be able to return when so many of his comrades did not. He returned home on the Queen Elizabeth, arriving in Regina on New Year's Eve, 1945. After the war, Tom worked as a steam engineer at the Power House at the Saskatchewan Hospital for 33 years, retiring in 1978. Tom had a strong personal faith. He was a member of Zion Lutheran Church and was very involved on church council, serving in various capacities for 45 years. He gave freely of his time and energy to keep the church grounds and building in good order, as well as singing in church choirs. Tom had a strong commitment to his community. He felt a responsibility to be involved, and in doing so, giving back to the community. He enjoyed involvement in many organizations including: the Weyburn Red Wings, Minor Hockey, Weyburn Figure Skating Club, Minor Baseball, Weyburn Chamber of Commerce, the Royal Canadian Legion and the Young Fellows Club. All of these organizations honored Tom with numerous awards. Most recently Tom was honored in the naming of Huston Road. Tom had a deep appreciation of family and friends. He was so proud of his children, grandchildren and great grandchildren. He valued the friendships he made in his church community over the years. A special thanks to the staff of Crocus Villa and Tatagwa View for the care provided over the past several months. Also thank you to Dr. Philip Fong and Dr. Allan Fong for their wonderful care. Tom loved life and lived it to the fullest. He was blessed with many good years. He was a brother, husband, father, uncle, grandpa and friend to many. He was a good man. We will miss him. Funeral service was held, Monday, July 30, at 2:00 p.m. from Zion Lutheran Church, Weyburn, with Pastor Marjorie McLeod officiating. Daughter-in-law, Norma Huston gave the eulogy, the scripture lessons were read by granddaughters: Tammy Armour, Heather Anderson and Lisa Huston and nieces, June and Holly Fletcher sang, How Great Thou Art. Members of the Royal Canadian Legion held a Last Post Service. Interment will be at a later date in Green Acres Memorial Gardens, Weyburn.
- Sarah Monica (nee Nehrenberg). On Friday, Dec. 22, 2000, Sarah Monica Husum, late of Weyburn, passed away at Crocus Plains Villa, at the age of 98 years. Sarah Monica Nehrenberg was born October 12, 1902 at Balfour, North Dakota, one of a family of 22 children born to Gustau and Marie Nehrenberg. She learned to play the piano and helped at many concerts, etc. She received her grade 12 and a registered teacher's certificate and taught in one room school houses in North Dakota, until her marriage to Ole Husum on Feb. 1, 1927. They had two sons: Lynell Andrew born March 22, 1928, and Donald born December 29, 1931. She lived at Bengough from Feb. 1, 1927 to March, 1994, when she moved to Weyburn to be near her son, Lynell. In 1972 Ole and Sarah celebrated their 45th anniversary. She became a very proud grandmother at the birth of her two granddaughters: Lynette and Gail Husum and a great grandson, Drew Delbaere on June 9, 1992. Sarah would crochet continually and many people have work that she did. She was an ardent gardener and loved flowers. Her cooking won many prizes at local fairs, donuts being her specialty. When her two boys were in school she played for concerts, etc. She was a member of the Rebekah Lodge for many years. She enjoyed singing in church choir and was a member of the U.C.W. of Knox United Church in Bengough. She was predeceased by her parents; her husband Ole Husum; and by one son, Donald. She is survived by her son, Lynell (Olive) Husum of Weyburn; her two granddaughters, Lynette (Roger Delbaere) Husum and Gail Husum; and one great grandson, Drew. Cremation with services to be held at a later date.
- Ann (nee Harvey) Hutchings passed away peacefully Thursday afternoon, June 27, 2002 at home in Weyburn, in her 55th year. Loving wife of James Hutchings. Much loved daughter of John (predeceased) and Evelyn Harvey; loving mother to Brenda (predeceased), Jacquie (Doug) Gibbs of McTaggart and Leonard (Carla) Hutchings of Weyburn. Grandmother to Bridget and Katherine Gibbs, Britney and Jordyn Hutchings and Taylor and Morgyn Whitrow. Loving sister to Gail (Eric) McIntosh of Coldwater, ON, Joan (Leo) McIntyre of Capreol, ON, and Jill (Terry) Sellwood of Toronto, ON. Sadly missed by nieces: Debbie (Robert) Ranger of Sudbury, ON and Janet (John) Herbert of Windsor, ON; nephews: Harvey Dasti of Ottawa, ON, Barrett and Eric Sellwood of Toronto, ON; as well as numerous great nieces and nephews. A memorial gathering was held Saturday, June 29 at 7:30 p.m. at the Elks Hall in Weyburn.
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- Hilda Victoria Mary (nee Wright) Ingram late of Weyburn passed away on Thursday, September 23, 2010 at the age of 91 years. Hilda was predeceased by her parents, George and Elizabeth Wright; her husband, Arthur, six brothers, Bill, Albert, Henry, Gilbert, George and John. She will be lovingly remembered by her son, George (Kim) Ingram of Stoughton and her grandson, Riley as well as many nieces and nephews. Hilda was born on January 22, 1919. She was raised in Regina and went to school at the Haultain School. Hilda’s mother passed away when she was quite young so her father and brothers raised her. Hilda married Arthur Ingram on June 8, 1940 in Regina and together they had one son, George Ingram. They moved to Huntoon to farm in 1954 and later in 1998 moved again to Weyburn where she resided until her passing. Hilda enjoyed reading the Bible and had a great faith in God. She was an avid member of the All Saints Anglican Church in Weyburn. Her grandson Riley was her pride and joy. Her face would light up whenever he would come and visit her. She will be dearly missed by all she knew and loved. A funeral service was held on Tuesday, September 28 at 2:00 P.M. from the All Saints Anglican Church, Weyburn with Reverend Catherine Harper officiating. Interment followed at Hillcrest Cemetery, Weyburn. Pallbearers were: John Reiner, Dwight Rasmussen, Garnet Hall, Marvin Shauf, David Knibbs, Medford Knibbs.
- Charlotte "Lottie" Ireland passed away peacefully Friday February 5, 2010 at the age of 88 years. Lottie was predeceased by her husband, Allan (Scottie) Ireland; one grandson Robert Todd; parents, four brothers and two sisters. Loving mother to four daughters, Donna (Shaun) Moar, Bunnie (Ken) Fleming, Leona (Dewayne) Tripp, Linda (David) Brooks and one special nephew Rod (Joyce) Kirby; eight grandchildren Brad (Kirsten) Ross, Jodi (Doug) Joa, Jocelyn Tripp, Kendra (Chad) Sutherland, Kelly and Lindsay Brooks, Shannon (Marty) Warnke, Pam (Mike) Hribrak; 15 great grandchildren as well as numerous nieces and nephews. Lottie will be sadly missed and lovingly remembered by her family and by all who knew her. Special thanks to Nick, Denise and staff at Crocus Plains Villa and special thanks to Debbie who made it a little easier. To Dr. Lenferna and Dr. Bigland who went way beyond to make mom comfortable. Service of Remembrance was held Thursday February 11, 2010 at 2:00 p.m. from RD Family Funeral Chapel, Weyburn with Rev. John Ferrier officiating. Interment followed at Hillcrest Cemetery, Weyburn, with Honor Guard from the Royal Canadian Legion, Weyburn.
- Clayton Aubry. On Thursday, August 29, 2002, Clayton Aubry Ireland, late of Weyburn, passed away suddenly at the Regina General Hospital at the age of 78 years. He was born at home on the farm in the Colgate district on September 23, 1923. He was educated at Maple School just a 1/4 mile north of his home. Clayton was involved in the farming operation as soon as he was able to drive a tractor. He worked along side his father, in what at that time was the most modern farm workshop in the community. He was groomed into a jack of all trades and learned forge welding, carpentry, and the mechanical trade. Clayton married his wife, Adeline on December 14, 1945 in Weyburn. They eventually took over the Ireland family farm and later had one daughter, Brenda. In 1966 he bought a house in Weyburn and moved the family into town. After moving to town Clayton worked a variety of jobs such as mechanic at local service stations, a heavy duty mechanic at Case Implements, a custodian and boiler operator at the Weyburn Junior High School. He then worked at Weyburn Muffler until his retirement. Although retired, Clayton remained a self-proclaimed supervisor at Weyburn Muffler until his death. Although he worked various jobs he continued to farm the family farm until he sold out in 1999 and retired from farming. Clayton loved to pass on stories of the good old days to his grandsons and later his great grandsons. Obviously a busy man, he always found time to be involved in his grandson's sporting activities whether it be at the ball diamonds, the soccer fields, motorcycle track, or the hockey rink. He was an active longtime member of the Community of Christ Church in Weyburn. He enjoyed many hobbies such as wood working, playing guitar, reading and writing poetry, and model railroading. He enjoyed watching the fourth generation of his family grow and learn and could still always be found at the rink watching his great grandsons play hockey. Clayton was predeceased by his parents, Frank and Tammy Ireland; his daughter, Brenda; great granddaughter Kelly-Anne; two brothers-in-law: Claud Williams and James Carson. Clayton is survived by his loving wife of 57 years, Adeline (Addie) Ireland of Weyburn; three grandsons: Jeff (Tobi) Erb of Weyburn, Jammie (Jaren) Erb of Calgary, and Jason Erb of Calgary; two great grandsons: Kyle Erb and Jerred Erb both of Weyburn; three sisters: Margaret Carson of Weyburn, Audrey Williams and Gladys (Melvin) Naught, both of Independence, MO, USA; and many nieces and nephews. Funeral service was held from the Community of Christ Church, Weyburn, on Tuesday, September 3 at 2:00 p.m. with Florence Dreher and Rev. John Ferrier officiating. Interment followed in Green Acres Memorial Gardens, Weyburn. Pallbearers were: Dennis Sidloski, Don Payak, Ben Folk, Bob Adams, Greg Shishkowski and Greg Barry. All those in attendance were considered to be honorary pallbearers.
- Betty Irene Irwin, late of Weyburn, passed away Monday, June 11, 2012 at the age of 78 years. Betty was born February 5, 1934 to Charles and Loretta Irwin. She was raised and resided in Weyburn all her life. As a young girl she liked to collect stamps. Betty was a faithful member of the All Saints Anglican Church. She loved to knit and enjoyed “word find” puzzles. In 1990 Betty moved to the Weyburn Special Care Home. Betty was predeceased by her parents Charles and Loretta Irwin. She will be lovingly remembered by her cousin, Howard (Engsie) Van Dusen of Weyburn; numerous other cousins and the Staff of the Weyburn Special Care Home. A funeral service was held on Thursday, June 14, at 2:00 p.m. from Fletcher Funeral Chapel, Weyburn, with Marj McLeod, CLA officiating. Interment took place at Hillcrest Cemetery, Weyburn.
- Cynthia Lynne (nee Shaw) Irwin lost her courageous battle to cancer when she passed away on Monday, May 10, 2002 at the Galloway Health Centre in Oxbow. With her family by her side, Cynthia has gone to a better place. She is survived and will be lovingly remembered by her husband of 32 years, David and children Melissa (Anthony Jackson) of Regina, Crystal (Jeff) Tosczak of Weyburn, Landon (Lindsay) of Regina; one grandson Levi Tosczak; her mother Eloise Shaw; sisters Judy Burke, Cheryl-Anne Shaw (Bob Thompson); brothers Jim (Donna) Shaw, Hank (Mary) Shaw, and Scott (Myrna) Shaw; as well as many nieces and nephews. She was pre-deceased by her father, Jim Shaw. Cynthia was born on July 5, 1952 in Gainsborough where she lived until she graduated from Carnduff High School. She then moved to Minot, ND where she attended the Trinity School for Nursing. She married David in 1973. They moved to Rosetown later that same year where Cynthia worked at the Rosetown hospital. In 1981 they moved to Weyburn. Cynthia worked at the Weyburn General Hospital until 2004. In 1996 Cynthia and David moved to Radville, and here she began working for homecare. She loved her job as a nurse, and there was no other job she wanted. Cynthia was not only a nurse at work, she was the family nurse, the neighborhood nurse, the ringette and hockey nurse, and a nurse everywhere she went. She treated her patients as she treated her family, with love and compassion and she always put them before herself. Cynthia loved spending her time with friends and family of which there are many. She had laughter that was contagious and could be heard laughing from across the room. She also loved spending time in the yard and garden. She was very busy with different committee meetings and work, but she always had time for her children and she loved the little time she had with her grandson Levi. She was our daughter, our sister, our wife, our mother, our grandmother, and our friend. She will be forever loved and always missed. She was the lifeblood of our family and she will continue to always be our angel. We love you.
- Marion Alice (nee Stovra) Irwin, age 70, passed away peacefully with family at her side on Friday, June 30, 2000. Funeral service was held Tuesday, July 4 at 2:00 p.m. from Zion Lutheran Church, Weyburn, with Pastor Ron Bestvater officiating. Interment followed in Green Acres Memorial Gardens, Weyburn. All those in attendance were considered to be honorary pallbearers. The active pallbearers were: Brad Irwin, Kelly Stovra, Jonathan Hutt, David McLeod, Jim Hutt and Curtis Mazur. Predeceased by her husband Jack, father Arne Stovra, brothers Vernon and Lawrence Stovra, brother-in-law Eugene Irwin, sisters-in-law Bernice Freeman and Muriel Hudson. Marion will be lovingly remembered by her children: Wayne Irwin of Weyburn, Bill (Anette) Irwin of Calgary, and Maureen (Henry) Van Schubert of Weyburn, her mother May Stovra of Weyburn, a very special granddaughter Erin of Calgary, sisters-in-law Marilyn Stovra of Regina and Isobel Irwin of Weyburn, as well as aunts, nieces, nephews and cousins. Marion was born October 29, 1929 and grew up on the farm north of Lake Alma, SK. She took her public schooling at Appollo and Westdale schools. Following graduation from the Weyburn Collegiate Institute, Marion attended Normal School in Moose Jaw and taught at Roughbark School in the Goodwater District. On July 12, 1950 she was united in marriage to Jack Irwin. They lived on the farm in the Goodwater District until 1973, when they moved to make their home in Weyburn. Marion devoted her life to her family and was always there to provide her love and support in all that they did. She always maintained an immaculate home and spent many hours making sure everything was spotless and in its place. She was looking forward to life in her new condo when she became ill. She enjoyed visiting with friends and family, playing cards, crossword puzzles, and traveling to Calgary. Marion was a member of Zion Lutheran Church, Weyburn. Her faith gave her the courage to face her illness with strength and dignity. She will be sadly missed by all who knew her.
- Mable Agnes (nee Wickey) April 2, 1921- December 29, 2004. A memorial service will be held Saturday, March 26, 2005 at 2 p.m. at the Weyburn Church of God. Interment to follow at Green Acres Memorial Gardens. Mable was born at Midale and received her schooling at Halbrite. She married Harold (Bud) Isely of Midale on March 10, 1941 and they lived, worked and raised their family there. In 1957, they founded the Weyburn Church of God, which they pastored for 17 years, spending many hours travelling back and forth. For several years Mable cared for foster children, babysat, was a Tupperware representative and worked with Home Care. She was a beautiful singer and sang for many special occasions. On Sept. 25, 2001 she took up residence at the Weyburn Special Care Home. Mable was predeceased by her husband, Bud, September 24, 1988. She is survived by her family, Myrnice (Roland) Bourassa, Regina; Karen Adam, Sherwood, Park, AB; Marilyn (Dennis) Schafer, Saskatoon; Janice (Donald) Draper, Aurora, Illinois; Douglas (Lucille) Isely, Saskatoon; William (Annette) Isely, Nipawin; Randy (Beverly Cossette) Isely, Weyburn; Cindy (Stan) Braun, Kamloops, BC; 22 grandchildren, 31 great grandchildren; sister Elta (Gordon) Springer, Orleans, ON; brother John (Margaret) Wickey, Calgary, AB, and numerous nieces, nephews and cousins. Mable was also predeceased by her father John Wickey, mother Borghild Wickey Olson; stepfather, Fred Olson and her sisters Jordis (Ing) Berge and Margaret (Bernard) Bintner.
- Albert Leon Istace, late of Weyburn, passed away on Sunday, June 29, 2003, at the age of 78 years. Albert was born on August, 11, 1924 at Kennedy on the family homestead. He took his education at Flatwood School until grade six. At 12 years of age, a family illness made it necessary for Albert to take over the farm. Although his education was cut short, Albert maintained a love of reading. You would often find him reading the newspaper. On October 26, 1950, Albert married Lauretta Marie Picard. They had the honor of being the first couple married in Benson's New Sacred Heart Church. They spent the first years of married life farming, as well as working for several businesses in the surrounding area. They had seven children. In 1955, Albert began working on the oil rigs until an injury to his back. After that, Albert was presented with an opportunity to work on a water well rig. He drilled water wells with great enjoyment and passion and at age 40, he bought his own water well rig. He truly loved finding water and the smiles it would put on people's faces, especially those of farmers, to whom water wells were essential. He retired at age 65, but you could still find him visiting rigs of all types in the surrounding area. Albert had a fondness of old time fiddle music. The music of his youth. He could be found by the radio listening to the Toronto Blue Jay broadcast and in the winter it was the Weyburn Red Wings. As was his hope, he had his children by his side as he passed. Predeceased by his parents, Rene and Juliet; sisters Eva Vargo, Yvonne Trail; and best friend of 50 years, Albert Selsted. Albert will be sadly missed and lovingly remembered by his wife Lauretta; children Edward of Calgary, AB; Richard of Weyburn, and his children Christopher (Judy); Matthew, Gregory, Jeremy; Doris (David) Kotz of Weyburn, and their children Lisa & Curtis; Lorraine Istace of Calgary, AB and her daughter Twyla; Glen (Bernadette) of Weyburn, and their children Julian & Ellen; Mervin of Regina and his son Braxton; Larry (Sharon) of Weyburn, and their children Bradley, Tyler, & Dylan; two great grandchildren Brandon and Jayden. His brother Emil (Teresa); sister Ada Cancade, SK; brother-in-law Les Trail, all of Kennedy; as well as numerous nieces, nephews, relatives and friends. A funeral mass was held at 2:00 p.m. on Wednesday, July 2, from St. Vincent de Paul R.C. Church, Weyburn with Fr. Albert Schmitz Presider. Interment followed at Green Acres Memorial Gardens.
- Lauretta Marie (nee Picard), late of Weyburn. passed away Friday November 27, 2009 at the age of 78 years. Lauretta was predeceased by her husband: Albert, parents: Hector and Dorilda Picard, her husbands parents: Rene and Juliette Istace, brothers: Leo and Paul Picard, sister: Irene Fichter, brothers-in-law: Martin Fichter, John Cancade, Chas Vargo, Les Trail, sisters-in-law: Yvonne Trail, Eva Vargo. Lauretta is survived by her children: Edward, Richard, Glen, Mervin, Doris Kotz, Lorraine Istace, Larry. son-in-law: David Kotz, daughters-in-law: Sharon (Larry), Robin (Mervin), Debbie (Richard), Liz (Richard), Bernadette (Glen), 13 grandchildren, 3 great grandchildren. Many nieces and nephews she never forgot the birthdates of even one. Brother: Maurice Picard, sister: Bertha Thievin (Paul), brothers-in-law: Emile Istace (Theresa), Paul Thievin, sisters-in-law: Alice Picard (Leo) Theresa Istace (Emile), Ada Cancade (John). Lauretta took her early education in Benson. She finished her later years at St. Norbert, Manitoba. She became a school teacher until her marriage to Albert Leon Istace on October 26, 1950. She spent the next 25 years as a home maker and helping her husband. Lauretta enjoyed crocheting plastic rugs, and time doing crosswords. Lorettta also enjoyed playing card games, scrabble, and board games starting with her children and then her grandchildren. Prayers were held on Tuesday December 1, 2009 at 7:00 p.m. from St. Vincent de Paul Roman Catholic Church, Weyburn. Funeral Mass was held Wednesday, December 2, 2009 at 11:00 a.m. from St Vincent de Paul Roman Catholic Church with Fr. Gerry Bauche celebrant. Internment followed at the Green Acres Memorial Gardens, Weyburn.