Obituaries of residents & former residents of
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JACOB - Stephen John. It is with great sadness that his family announces the passing of Stephen John Jacob on Saturday, March 20, 2010 at the age of 43. He will be missed by his children Devon and Lindsay, his parents Ed and Myrna, his sister Lisa (Wes) Cugnet, their children Christopher, John and Calli, the mother of his children, Kathy Jacob, grandmother Katherine Leier, plus many uncles, aunts, cousins and friends. Stephen was born on December 31, 1966 in Weyburn. He was a mischievous little redhead. He took all of his schooling in Weyburn and truly excelled at his favorite things. He was a great public speaker, debater and took awards in oratory contests. History and geography were loves and he was awarded the history medal at his grade 12 graduation. Stephen could often be found reading history books, atlases, or encyclopedias. He worked different jobs for two years after high school until he saved enough money to tour Australia and New Zealand. He spent over six months back-packing across these countries and dreamed about returning someday. He worked in the oilfield on service rigs when he returned, before enrolling in the University of Regina. He spent two years obtaining a diploma in Human Justice. He worked for Social Services for several years and also had a contract with the federal government doing home visits with paroled inmates. From there he moved to the Can-Sask Career Employment office and worked there for many years. His last few years were once again spent working in the oilfield. Steve farmed for many years and loved every minute of it. Steve's children, Devon and Lindsay, were the love of his life. His pride in them was always obvious. He was a wonderful uncle, son and brother. Steve, we will miss your conversations, sense of humor and the love and loyalty you showered us with. A celebration of Stephen's life was held on Thursday, March 25 at St. Vincent de Paul Church. Honorary Pallbearers were Bob Maurer, Cory Hemphill, Roger Chapman, Jeff Leier, Randy Jacob, Robert Deis.
JACOBS - Gordon McKenzie. On Monday, March 13, 2000, Gordon McKenzie Jacobs, late of Weyburn, passed away at the Weyburn General Hospital, at the age of 77 years. Predeceased by his parents, Carl and Bertha Jacobs; one brother, Clifford S. Jacobs in 1985; two sisters: Alice Siver in 1993 and infant sister, Elsie Jacobs. Gordon is survived by his loving wife, Edith Jacobs of Weyburn and their children: Diane Jacobs of Vancouver, BC; Allan (Melanie) Jacobs of Balgonie, and their children: Ben, Tanner and Scotia; and Leona Jacobs (Mark Sandilands) of Lethbridge, AB; his brothers and sisters: Grace Jacobs of Victoria, BC; Donald (Muriel) Jacobs of Elmville, ON; Austin (Margit) Jacobs of Victoria, BC; Florence Jacobs of Orlando, Florida; Vera Angelomatis of Vancouver, BC; and Ella (Peter) Zondervan of Portage la Prairie, MB; as well as several nieces and nephews. Gordon was born on August 10, 1922 in Antler, SK. His father, Carl Jacobs, came to Antler from Minesing, ON to homestead in 1901. In 1905, Carl married Bertha Maw from Castlemore, ON. Gordon had three brothers and six sisters. With this large a family, there was lots of fun, rivalry and work. Gordon stayed home and helped his father on the family farm until 1944, when Carl sold the farm and retired to Victoria. Gordon was exempted from active service during WWII because he was the remaining son on the farm. His eldest brother, Clifford farmed at Trossachs, so Gordon came west to help on the farm. He acquired some land of his own and in 1946 moved to his own grain farm. He was 24 years old and loved farming; he would for the rest of his life. Clifford had a couple working for him from Midale, Lawrence and Faye Schulz. Faye had a sister still at home and thought that Gordon should meet her. She was Edith Scharnatta. Gordon and Edith were married on November 15, 1949. Their marriage was blessed with three children. As Gordon's health declined, many people were there for him, Edith, who wanted so badly to have him home with her, but when it became clear that this would not be possible, moved him into the Weyburn Special Care Home; Paul and Margaret Lukey their best friends; Doug and Joan Beach and Don and Donna Dolgopol and many others in Gordon's Fellowship who ensured his spiritual life was nurtured and fulfilled; and the many, many others who know who they are, his family are eternally grateful for your kind and generous support. Gordon was very proud of his family, and they are enormously proud of him. Funeral service was held Thursday, March 16 at 11:00 a.m. from the T.C. Douglas Center, Weyburn, with Mr. Colin Brodie and Mr. Jim Atcheson officiating. Interment followed in Green Acres Memorial Gardens, Weyburn, with Mr. Richard King and Mr. Bob Morten officiants. Honorary pallbearers were Don and Donna Dolgopol, Margaret Lukey, Lucien Jacobs, Carl and May Crump, Doug and Joan Beach, Al and Agnes Pitre, Fred and Evelyn Dorsch. The active pallbearers were: Brian Scharnatta, Dale Schultz, Brent Jacobs, David Beach, Brad Stewart and Dean Stewart
JACOBSON - Larry W. On Wednesday, October 24, 2001, Larry W. Jacobson, late of Weyburn, passed away after a courageous battle with cancer, with his family by his side at the age of 61. Predeceased by his mother Beatrice, father, Arland, mother-in-law, Evelyn Steven-son, step mother-in-law, Edna Stevenson and brother-in-law Garry Mozill. Left to cherish his memory is his loving wife, Joan, his three sons: Warren of Tisdale, Sheldon (Bonnie) of Saskatoon, Trevor (Cathy) of Ile-a-la-Crosse; one granddaughter, Hanna of Ile-a-la-Crosse; two sisters: Marilyn (Ernie) Petrow of Calgary, AB; Nona Mozill of Midale; brother, Allan (Helen) of Estevan; brothers-in-law, John (Maxine) Stevenson of Estevan; Bruce (Mary) Stevenson of Winnipeg; father-in-law, Burt Stevenson of Weyburn as well as numerous aunts, cousins, nieces and nephews. Larry was born October 9, 1940 at Midale. He grew up on the family farm attending school at Augusta and Midale. He continued his education at Balfour Tech in Regina and STI in Moose Jaw obtaining his journeyman electrical and electronics certificate, then going on to work in the construction industry. He worked on various projects throughout Saskatchewan and Manitoba. On October 7, 1967, Larry married Joan Stevenson. They started their life together in Swift Current, moving to Estevan in September 1971 and then to Weyburn in the spring of 1972 and this became home. No matter where Larry lived his love and appreciation for nature was always expressed. He spent countless hours with his family camping, hunting, fishing and many, many times with Joan just driving the countryside watching the wildlife roam, looking for the perfect sunrise, sunset, etc., hoping to capture that perfect photograph. Larry also had a big interest in heritage and history and you could be certain family trips would include stops at historical places. It is certain that the appreciation for nature and history has been passed on to the boys along with many other of his quality traits. Larry had many hobbies and talents, too numerous to mention. Larry also took an active part in his boys' activities traveling many miles to attend their sports and school events. He made many friends at work, within the various communities he lived and in the clubs he joined. He will be missed by all who knew him. A memorial service was held Saturday, october 27 at 2:00 p.m. from Knox Presbyterian Church, Weyburn, with Rev. John Ferrier officiating. Hymns sung were: 'On Eagles Wings' and 'This is My Father's World'. Larry's son, Warren, gave the eulogy and Marilyn Kindrat of Ridgedale, a family friend, was soloist, singing "I Will Remember You', accompanied by organist Tannis Thomas. Interment followed in Green Acres Memorial Gardens, Weyburn. Honorary pallbearers were: Doug Elmer, Ken Dean, Don McKerracher, Don Wilson, Earl Stephenson, Gord Smyth, Murray Cook, Gordon Cook and Art Wallace.
JACOBSON - Victoria Clara (nee Olson) Mattson Jacobson, age 84, passed away at St. Paul's Hospital, Saskatoon on Thursday, March 4, 2004. Victoria is dearly loved and remembered by: her children, Ralph Mattson of Duncan, BC; Elaine (Orin) Sheriff of Choiceland; Doreen Ross (Larry Russell) of Elstow; Gerald (Martha) Jacobson of Allan, and Bev Jacobson of Saskatoon; son-in-law Garry (Pat) Graham of Cobble Hill, BC; 24 grandchildren; 28 great grandchildren; and two great great grandchildren; brothers, Orville Olson of Weyburn and Morley (Katie) Olson of Weyburn; also numerous nieces, nephews and cousins. She was predeceased by her first husband Oscar Mattson (1952), and second husband Thomas Jacobson (1973); her two daughters, Joyce Maas (1981) and Gale Graham (1997); her son, Glen Jacobson (1958); and her granddaughter, Rita Booker (1976); her parents, Dick and Karin Olson; her brothers: Conrad, Harold, Arvid, Otto, Helmer, Daniel, Clinton, and Arnold; her sisters: Inga, Ruth, Dagney, Clara, and Audrey. Victoria was born on March 12, 1919 on a farm in the Weyburn area. During her early years, she resided with her aunt Mary. She met and married Oscar Mattson and they had five children. They farmed on a homestead north of Weyburn, until his death. She moved into Weyburn with her children and she was employed as a nurse's aide at the Weyburn Mental Hospital. She met and married Tom Jacobson and they had three children. Due to Tom's employment they resided in Weyburn, Strongfield, Dunblane, McTaggart, Allan, and Elstow. After Tom's death, she remained in Elstow for a number of years. She then moved to Allan. She resided there until a year ago when she moved into McAskill Manor in Saskatoon. She loved playing cards, sewing, crocheting, quilting, knitting and spending time with her family and friends. The entire family loved her Swedish dishes such as crabby cakes and tinbre. The funeral service will be held on Thursday, March 11 at 1:00 p.m. from the Mayfair United Church (902-33rd Street West, Saskatoon) with Rev. David Moors presiding. The interment will take place Friday, March 12 at 1:00 p.m. from the Hillcrest Cemetery, Weyburn.
JACQUES - Kathleen Ann (nee O'Donnell), late of Regina, born March 20, 1947, at Estevan, passed away surrounded by her family, at the age of 58 years, after a short but valiant fight with health complications. Kathy was predeceased by her mother, Ruth (2000) and father, Claire (1981). Left to cherish her memories is her husband, Ken Jones, daughters: Darla Beach (Mike Larson), Stacey Gropp (Marlon Young), her two precious granddaughters, Katelyn and Madison Gropp who were without a doubt, the light of her life. Brothers, Tommy (Margaret) O'Donnell of Regina, Andy (Mavis) O'Donnell of Tribune; nieces: Debbie (Pat) Beach, Kim (Faron) Voss, Tanya O'Donnell; great nieces and nephews: Megan Beach, Kenadi O'Donnell, Brayden and Regan Voss. Also left to mourn her passing are aunts: Lurine Macovichuk, Leatrice Daae, Kay Langedahl; cousins and close friends. Kathy was raised in Bromhead, where she took her elementary schooling, grades 9 and 10 at Lyndale School in Oungre, then moved to Weyburn and finished grade 11 and 12 at Western Christian College. She then attended the Reliance School of Business. As a teen she attended the Hamar Lutheran Church youth group in Bromhead, and was faithful to attend her church groups throughout her life. She enjoyed stock car racing at age 16 and took up golfing and sewing. She was employed at the Dept. of Highways in Weyburn, the Credit Union in Gladmar, the Co-op in Ogema and eventually Pangman where she was the hospital administrator for 23 years. Kathy was involved with the swimming pool committee that raised money to build a swimming pool in town, she was on the Hospital Board, the Rec. Board, the Ambulance Board and was an EMT. Kathy loved being a grandma and spoiling her two little granddaughters. She and Ken moved to Phoenix in 1995 where they owned and operated a Blimpie Subs & Salads. In 2004 they relocated back to Regina to enjoy semi-retired life. She always was a baseball fan and in particular an Arizona Diamondbacks fan. Kathy was devoted to her family, nurturing, always willing to lend a helping hand. She had the spirit of a care-giver and remained true to herself and kept her generous caring nature. Funeral service was held Thursday, March 2, 2006 at 2:00 p.m. from Zion Lutheran Church, Weyburn, with Pastor Martin Olson and Pastor Trent Felstrom officiating. Interment followed in Hillcrest Cemetery, Weyburn.
JACQUES - Margaret Ellen (nee Bishop) of Calgary, AB, belovd wife of the late Mr. Gerald Jacques, passed away at the Agape Manor Hospice on June 6, 2001 at the age of 77 years. Margaret was born in 1924 in Lockwood, SK and spent her childhood years in Weyburn. She was a member of the RCAF (WD) during Word War II, and was a former president of the CWL, St. Bernard's Parish in Calgary. Margaret and her husband Gerry raised their three children in Calgary and moved to Olds, AB following Gerry's retirement. She was predeceased by Gerry in 1998. Margaret's memory is cherished by her daughter, Susan Ford of Olds, two sons and daughters-in-law, Robert and Sheila of Medicine Hat, AB and Frank and Boon of Thailand. She will be dearly missed by five grandchildren, Jacqueline Ford and Michael Jacques of Calgary, Darren Jacques of Medicine Hat, AB, and Pailin and Benjamin Jacques of Thailand. She leaves as well, her sister and brother-in-law Louise and Norman Warthe of Calgary, brother-in-law and sister-in-law Don and Nell Jacques of Pender Island, BC, and many nieces, nephews and friends. Margaret's generously given love and guidance will be missed by all who knew her. Margaret turned her life around to God in 1980 and since that time her life has been in His hands one day at a time. Funeral mass was celebrated at St. Mary's Cathedral, Monday, June 11, at 10:30 a.m. with the Rev. Raymond A. Lowing celebrant. The family wishes to thank the staff and volunteers at Agape Manor Hospice for their care and support during Margaret's final days.
JAHNKE - Todd Edward. On Thursday, July 27, 2006, Todd Edward Jahnke, formerly of Red Deer, AB passed away in Weyburn at the age of 37 years. Predeceased by his father, William "Ross" in 1995. Todd is survived by his two sons, Zachary and Ethan Jahnke, their mother Gerri residing in Red Deer, AB. His mother Clara Jahnke, two brothers Grant and Philip Jahnke, Weyburn, as well as numerous uncles, aunts, cousins and a nephew Ryan Jahnke, Hamilton, ON. A private family graveside service took place Monday July 31, at Hillcrest Cemetery, Weyburn.
JANECZKO - Walter. In loving memory of Walter Janeczko, late of Weyburn, who passed away at the age of 80 years, on September 13, 2005. Walter was predeceased by his parents, Frank and Katherine Janeczko; four sisters, Cecilia (Jack) Lockhart, Marianne (Wilfred) Zirk, Helena (Austin) Lambert, Valerie (Doug) Wiles. He is survived by his loving wife, Joy Janeczko (nee Kyrylchuk), Weyburn, his children, Carolyn (Gord) Cox, Calgary, AB, Dale Janeczko (Theresa Nimegeers) Prince Albert, his inherited grandchildren, Pam Nimegeers, Calgary, AB and Terrence Nimegeers, Kelowna, BC. He is also survived by many brothers- and sisters-in-law along with numerous nieces and nephews. Walter was born at Cedoux, on April 17, 1925. He served in the Canadian Army Active Service in Canada, United Kingdom and Europe from February, 1944 to May, 1946. Walter was of Catholic faith and married Joy Kyrylchuk on June 7, 1955. He was a farmer, machinist, and welder, owning Janeczko Welding in Weyburn from 1966 to 1989. Walter's hobbies consisted of attending auction sales and bartering, and he could be found verbal jousting on coffee row. Walter was the happiest when he was on the farm, tinkering with machinery and fabricating objects from metal, (favorites were lilies and butterflies). He enjoyed being around airports and flying, enjoyed a slice of homemade pie and Walter also took great pride in the working model steam engines he built. Every spring he always found an animal to rescue or befriend as his new pet, and some will remember Walter for his favorite saying: "I'm sorry if I've done anything wrong, but I'm always ready to be forgiven." Prayers were held at RD Family Memorial Funeral Chapel, Weyburn, on Friday, September 16, at 7:00 p.m. with Mary Ann Seitz , Lay Presiding. The funeral mass was held at St. Vincent de Paul Roman Catholic Church at 10:00 a.m. on Saturday, September 17, with Father Gerry Bauche officiating. Interment followed in Green Acres Cemetery, Weyburn. The honorary pallbearers were Art and Charlotte Dament, Jeff and Nancy Molder, Calvin and Margaret McCormick, Maynard and Lorraine Chinski. The active pallbearers were Joe Kyrylchuk, Harold Wiles, Darryl Wiles, Dale Janeczko, Gord Cox and Hilarion Pohl.
JANKE - Hilma Mathilda (nee Eliasson) Janke went to her eternal rest on January 28, 2005 at the age of 87 years. Hilma was born in the Overland district of southern Saskatchewan on September 30th, 1917. Hilma was predeceased by her parents, Eilert and Eli Eliasson, sister Myrtle Onstad, brother Edhard Eliasson and her infant grandson Richard Janke. Hilma leaves to mourn her loving husband of 63 years Cliff, sons Garry (Donna), Balgonie; and Allan (Sheila), Weyburn; grandchildren Darren, Brent, Tara, Ryan and Breanne; sisters Eleanor Wegley, Lillian Dowd, Ella Edwards and numerous nieces and nephews. Hilma spent 25 years working at the Souris Valley Hospital in Weyburn. She enjoyed traveling, gardening, hunting, and bowling and had a keen interest in the lives of her grandchildren. She was a long time member of the Free Methodist Church in Weyburn where she taught Sunday school for a number of years. Funeral service was held Tuesday, February 1, at 2:00 pm from the Free Methodist Church, 133-14th Street, NE, Weyburn, with Pastor Mike Szabo and Pastor Wade Fitzpatrick officiating, interment followed at Green Acres Memorial Gardens, Weyburn.
JANSEN - Jan. On March 18, 2005, Jan Jansen passed away peacefully in his sleep at the Weyburn Special Care Home. Jan was born February 3, 1908 in Holland. He was predeceased by his parents, Jan and Elsin and five older brothers and sisters, all in Holland. He will be lovingly remembered and greatly missed by his son, Jan of Regina, and his two grandchildren: Andrea (Roberto) Lopez of Regina and Brendan (Jodi Barnett) Jansen of Regina; two great grandchildren and one on the way, as well as numerous nieces and nephews still in Holland. The family wishes to thank the staff at the Weyburn Special Care Home for their years of care and compassion they showed him. A Grave Side Memorial Service will be held at a later date and his cremated remains will be interred at Green Acres Memorial Gardens in Weyburn.
JENKINS - Flora (nee Harris) Jenkins, sixth child of James William Harris and Mary Susanna Perkins, was born July 24, 1899 in the district of Assiniboia, N.W.T. She attended school at Workman and Fife, and high school at Carievale and Carnduff, later attending Brandon College. She took her teacher's training in Regina Normal School. After teaching school a number of years, she married Frank Herbert Jenkins in 1934 at Swift Current. Together they operated the Rural Telephone Service in Scotsguard and Liberty, then as the 'dirty thirties' were giving place to better crops they left to farm the old "Harris farm" south of Carievale until Franks' health failed. They then retired to a farm close to Orangeville, ON. After over ten years, they retired to Weyburn. Flora was predeceased by her husband Frank, September 16, 1983, and all her family: brothers Melvin, Percy, Leslie and Ray; and sisters: Vivian, Rosa and Edith. Flora will be lovingly remembered by her seven nieces and six nephews and their families; one sister-in-law, Lily Harris of Regina; and her good friend, Helena Knibbs of Weyburn. Funeral service was held Wednesday, May 2, at 2:00 p.m. from Fletcher Funeral Chapel, Weyburn, with Rev. Julia Sinclair officiating, April Sampson, organist. Interment followed in Hillcrest Cemetery, Weyburn. Pallbearers were: Ken Harris, Murray Keefe, Larry Harris, Dave Deeton, Stan Sampson and Garnet Harris.
JENSEN - Leonard Neill Jenson passed away peacefully on February 7, 2007 at 87 years of age in Columbia, Missouri. He was born on March 11, 1919, to Elizabeth and Andrew Jenson of Grassdale. He attended Meadowbrook School until Grade 8, when he and his younger brother, Rolly, left their formal education to assume responsibilities of their family farm. Len served in the Canadian Armed Forces from 1939 to 1945 in the Aleutian Islands and Holland. In 1948, he married Alice Olson of Govan and they moved to the family farm where they raised their four children. He loved the farm life and their neighbors who surrounded and supported him. He was a life-long member of the Community of Christ and served the church as a minister for 65 years. He will be remembered as a faithful servant and a loyal friend. Leonard was predeceased by his parents, brother Jim and his sisters Laura and Violet. He is survived by his loving wife of 59 years, Alice and their four children Neill (Sherry), Valerie (Gene Austin), Tim (Laurie), Marty (Jennifer), his grandchildren Chris Jenson, Stacey (Jenson) & Chris Whitrow, Melanie (Austin) & Brian Roberson, Jared Austin, Corie Austin, Tanis (Jenson) and Cliff Pierce, Mandie Jenson and Brooke Kelley and his great grandchildren Jayna, Jayden and Nathan Whitrow and Alexa Pierce, brother Rolly (Maxine) of Independence, Missouri and many other cousins, nieces, nephews and friends. The funeral service was held in Weyburn, Tuesday, February 13, at Knox Presbyterian Church at 1:00 p.m. Interment followed in Green Acres Memorial Gardens, Weyburn. All Leonard's grandchildren were the active pallbearers.
JESTIN - Lloyd Melvin Jestin, late of Weyburn, passed away on Monday, September 18, 2006 at the age of 78 years. Lloyd was predeceased by his parents, Albert and Rose Jestin; his wife, Edna in 1990; his brothers, Wilbert and Edward; granddaughter, Anita Bauche; grandsons, Dennis and Terry Hill; and great grandson Kayn Wilkinson. Lloyd is survived by his son, Darryl, Weyburn; his daughters, Lorraine Degenhardt, Regina; Jacquelyn (Glen) Bevill, Fishing Lake; Beverly (Wayne) Hill, Estevan; Valerie (Marcel) Bauche, Weyburn; and Sharon Jestin, Regina; granddaughters, Shannon (Robert) Skinner, Regina and Tina (Aaron) Ward, Milestone; step-granddaughter: Michelle (Ryan) Bonar, Yorkton; grandsons: Shawn, Nathan, Michael, and Jonathan Bauche, Regina and Scott Hill, Estevan; step-grandson: Patrick Bevill, Saskatoon; great granddaughters: Kylie Skinner and Taylor Ward; step great granddaughter: Kimberly Bonar; step great grandson: Karston Bonar; sisters: Dorothy Hill and Evelyn Stuart, Weyburn; brother: Ken (Barbara) Jestin, Toronto, ON; sisters-in-law: Jannie Swinnerton, Vernon, BC, Irene McAvena, Regina and Emily McAvena, Regina; brother-in-law, Leonard (Della) McAvena, Regina and numerous nephews and nieces. Lloyd was born to Albert and Rose Jestin on the Heward farm on February 20, 1928. He attended the one-room school of West Heward. The family later moved into Heward and he attended school there. Lloyd married Edna McAvena November 14, 1952. They farmed in the Heward area for a number of years, during which time they had the first four of their children. Dad then moved to the Tribune area where he worked as an elevator agent. The family alternated between Weyburn and McTaggart for a couple of years and finally settled in Weyburn in 1963 when Dad began work at the Co-op Lumber Yard. He also did various carpentry work in Weyburn and area. Lloyd and Edna's two youngest daughters were born around this time. He worked as a letter carrier at the Weyburn Post Office for 15 years before becoming a postal carrier supervisor, a position he held for 11 years before retiring in 1992. Lloyd enjoyed dancing, visiting, driving and riding horses, and spending time with his grandchildren and great grandchildren. The funeral service for Lloyd Melvin Jestin was held on Friday, September 22, at 2:00 p.m. at RD Family Memorial Funeral Chapel, Weyburn, with Rev. Hazel Arbon officiating. All in attendance were considered Honorary Pallbearers. The Active Pallbearers were Michael Stuart, Michael Bocian, Vlad Bocian, Mark Hill, Jesse Jacob and Erin Jacob. Interment followed at Hillcrest Cemetery, Weyburn.
JEWITT - Lavinia, age 99, of Kyle, SK passed away on Monday, November 29, 1999 at the Kyle District Health Centre in Kyle. The funeral service was held at 10:00 a.m. Wednesday, December 1 from the chapel of Warren's Funeral Home with Pastor Ed Nicol of the Kyle United Church officiating. The interment service will take place at a later date by the family. The organist was Darlene Smith. Lavinia is survived by daughters Jessie Jewitt of Spokane, Washington, USA; Christine (Gordon) Beckett of Stewart Valley, SK; Donna Gauthier of Saskatoon; son Donald (Eileen) Jewitt of Okotoks, AB; daughter-in-law Nancy (Jewitt) Vine; 12 grandchildren, 25 great grandchildren, numerous nieces, nephews and cousins in England and Canada and one sister Irene, with whom we'd all lost contact with in England. She was predeceased by her parents, husband Donald and son Victor Jewitt. Lavinia was born in Leeds, England, August 29, 1900. She attended the Saint Hildas Parish School in Leeds, England. She married Donald Jewitt of Wetherby Yorkshire, England, February 16, 1923 in Leeds. She immigrated to Canada in 1927 and settled in the northeast part of Sask., then to Regina in 1940 because Donald was in World War II. In 1950 they resided in Weyburn until retiring in 1968 in Victoria, BC and finally to Kyle, SK in 1991. Lavinia apprenticed for seven years in the garment industry and was a fully qualified tailor. She enjoyed leather tooling, china painting, water colors, oil painting, knitting, crocheting and petit point. Lavinia was a very busy person but always had time for friends and family.
JOHNSON - Arla Michelle (nee Paul) peacefully passed away on March 21, 2004, a week after celebrating her 45th birthday with family and friends. She passed away after a courageous battle with multiple sclerosis. Left to mourn are her husband Morris, daughters: Erin and Leah, and son Gregory; parents, Keith and Clara Paul; brother, Terry and Wanda (nee Sexton), nephews: Bradley, Michael (child Tyler), Jason and Jarrett; brother, Brian and Verna (nee Hanson), nephew Darren and niece Kristine (children, Kyran and Kianna). Arla was predeceased by her beloved niece, Kelly Paul. Kelly is survived by her children Colby, Jordan and Kaydon. Arla has numerous uncles, aunts, and cousins who will miss her presence. Arla was born March 14, 1959 in Weyburn, the daughter of Keith and Clara Paul. She attended Elgin School, Weyburn Junior High and Weyburn Comprehensive High, followed by the University of Saskatchewan in Saskatoon for a year of Agriculture. She then worked at Souris Valley Extended Care Home for a year, followed by one year of Education at the University of Saskatchewan. She went on to marry Morris Folke Johnson of Beaubier on July 26, 1980. Arla was a partner in the family farm at Beaubier and two business ventures, Megao Pedicree Products and its successor Extropian Agroforestry Ventures, over the last 23 years. She also worked to create the Canadian Bison Association in 1981. Arla enjoyed helping people in her work as a teacher's aide and a school secretary at Gladmar Regional School. She also enjoyed being a member of the Ratcliffe Ladies Auxiliary, Lake Alma Royal Purple, Saskatchewan Division of the Canadian Multiple Sclerosis Society, Twilight Star Theatre, Beaubier TOPS Club, leader and assistant leader of Lake Alma Girl Guides and Brownies, and assistant leader of Borderview 4-H. As a teenager, Arla had been an usherette for the Weyburn Red Wings and a candy striper at the Weyburn General Hospital. At home, Arla took great pleasure in working on her needle work crafts, especially petit point. She also took great pride in raising her three children. The service was officiated by Pastor Kelly Henning, at 2:00 p.m. from Zion Lutheran Church in Weyburn, with a lunch that followed. Interment will follow at a later date.
JOHNSON - Edwin. On Thursday, September 26, 2002, Edwin Johnson, late of Weyburn, passed away at Souris Valley Extended Care Centre, at the age of 85 years. Predeceased by his parents, Viktorin and Jenny Johnson; four sisters: Elsa, Ruth, Agnes and Annie. Edwin is survived by his loving wife of 51 years, Verna Johnson of Weyburn; daughter, Lois (Roly) Melin of Camrose, AB and their children: Jamin (Melanie) of Red Deer, AB and Jair (Carrie) of Camrose, AB and their children (Ed's great grandsons): Tustan and Ty. Ed also leaves to mourn his son, Amos Johnson of Weyburn; a brother, Archie (Ruth) Johnson of Victoria, BC and a twin sister, Helen (Bert) Stenseth of Regina; as well as many nieces and nephews. Edwin was born December 20, 1916 at Ceylon. On October 10, 1951 he married Verna Vosper at Khedive. They lived on their acreage west of Weyburn for 45 years before moving into town. Besides farming, Edwin was employed at Souris Valley Extended Care Centre for many years. As one of Jehovah's Witnesses, he was an Elder in Ceylon congregation and in Weyburn until his passing. The family always made holiday trips out of attending conventions. He will be missed by family and friends. Funeral service was held Monday, September 30, 2002 at 3 p.m. from the Kingdom Hall of Jehovah's Witnesses, Weyburn with Arnold Kozak officiating. Interment will be at a later date.
JOHNSON - Evelyn Margaret Johnson of Weyburn, SK passed away Tuesday, November 2, 2010 at the age of 95 years. A Funeral Service will be held Friday, November 5, 2010 at Fletcher Funeral Chapel, Weyburn, SK at 2:00 PM with Rev. M. Barnabas officiating. Interment to follow in Green Acres Memorial Gardens, Weyburn, SK.
JOHNSON - Herman Rolf Johnson of Weyburn, passed away peacefully with his family at his side on July 24, 1999 at the age of 77 years. Predeceased by his parents, Rasmus and Karen Johnson; his brother, Leonard Johnson and his grandson, Douglas Skogen. He is survived by his loving wife of 55-1/2 years, Peggy Johnson of Weyburn; his five children: Verna (Alfred) Skogen of Calgary; Ron (Zelda) Johnson of Moose Jaw; Keith (Marlene) Johnson of Moose Jaw; Linda (Allan) Tosczak of Weyburn; Donna (Donald) Forrester of Bromhead; 15 grandchildren; 14 great grandchildren. He also leaves to mourn his brother Robert (Vivian) Johnson of Weyburn; two sisters: Ragna Schnell and Mabel Johnson of Regina; numerous nieces and nephews and extended family. Herman retired from farming in the Oungre district in 1975. Upon retirement he enjoyed many winters in Mesa, Arizona. He loved camping, fishing, golfing, playing shuffleboard, swimming and visits with the many friends he made wherever he lived. He especially loved family gatherings and special occasions. He was a loving and kind person who never complained and was so thankful for his many blessings. His sense of humour was always with him. Funeral service was held July 28 at the Zion Lutheran Church, Weyburn at 2:00 p.m. with Pastor Ron Bestvater officiating. Interment followed in Green Acres Memorial Gardens, Weyburn. The active pallbearers were his grandsons: Kirk Johnson, Jeffery Tosczak, Palmer Johnson, Darcy Skogen, John Tosczak, Nolan Skogen, Lonny Forrester.
JOHNSON - Larry Regan. On Sunday, September 3, 2000, Larry Regan Johnson, late of Weyburn, passed away at the age of 48 years. Predeceased by his grandparents: Nicholas and Mary Hatvaney and Eric and Elizabeth Johnson. Larry is survived by his loving wife, Connie of Weyburn; four children: Donovan (Holley) of Calgary; Jennifer (Craig), Holley (Steve) and Regan of Weyburn; step-children: Tammy Lynne (Destin) of Weyburn and M.J. of Weekes; his parents, Ralph and Mary Johnson of Whitewood; brother and sister: Phil (Debbie) of Foam Lake and Shelley (Brent) Geysen of Balgonie; uncle, Paul Hatvaney of Whitewood; mother-in-law Marie Nimegeers of Halbrite; brothers and sisters-in-law: George (Lorraine) Nimegeers of Fredricton, Shirley (Max) Weidemann of Calgary; Glen (Vona) Nimegeers of Calgary, Linda (Peter) McCann of Calgary, Joan (Wayne) Casler of Sherwood Park, Eunice (Alfred) Langille of Redcliff, Sharon (Joe) Theil of Redcliff, Marlene (Dennis) Wanner of Weyburn; as well as numerous nieces and nephews. Larry was born September 17, 1951 at Whitewood. He was raised and educated at many places across Saskatchewan. Some of these places were: Broadview, Secretan, Halvorgate, Tuxford, Fleming and Manor. Larry started for for Sask. Wheat Pool in 1971. He started working at Oxbow as a warehouse assistant in 1972. He became an assistant in chemical marketing in Regina in 1975, then senior procurement supervisor in livestock products in 1977, then supervisor of the Farm Service Centre in Weyburn in 1980. On December 13, 1996, Larry married Connie Nimegeers in Weyburn. Larry was an avid sports fanatic. He played minor hockey in fleming, Jr. B Hockey in Moosomin and Redvers, senior hockey in Fleming and Manor. Anyone who knew Larry would know he was a Montreal Canadian fan. When growing up he and his brother Phil, Phil being a Boston Bruins fan, always caused quite a discussion. He played high school football in Moosomin, which gave him the love of the game. Larry was a real Riders fan and he held season tickets for many years. He would argue the game of football with anyone. For Larry, it didn't matter what sport it was, he would watch it on TV. Larry became a dart player, curler and he played pool. Golf was another passion in Larry's life. He was a competitive and vocal player. Once Larry came to Weyburn he became quite involved in the community. He was a member of the Lions and Legion. When Larry became a member of the Legion, he got involved in pool and darts. Larry's passion for sports showed up in pretty much everything that he was involved with. Larry was a husband, father, son, brother, son-in-law, friend and neighbor who will be missed by everyone. A memorial service was held Friday, September 8 at 1:00 p.m. from Knox Presbyter-ian Church, Weyburn, with Rev. John Ferrier officiating. Interment followed in Forest Farms Cemetery, Whitewood.
JOHNSON - Lydia Belle (nee Reynolds). On November 22, 2011 Lydia Belle Johnson passed away peacefully in her sleep at the age of 96. Lydia was predeceased by her husband, Harvey (1990); parents, Matthew (Olive) Reynolds; brothers Kirk, Robert, Jack, and Earl; and aunt, Josephine Gilby. Left to cherish her memory are her sons Gaylen (Bev) of Nanaimo, BC, Graham (Sheila) of Irricana, AB, Barry (Gerri) of Chilliwack, BC; daughter Linda (Allan) Ausum of Candle Lake; grandchildren Heather, Michael, Kyla, Tim, Brandon, Tiffany, and Ashley; great grandchildren Brianna, Padraic, Chelsea, and Bryce; and sister Joyce Johnsrude of Sydney, BC. Mom was born and raised in Macoun, the second eldest of six children. She often reflected on her happy and yet challenging times growing up in small town Saskatchewan. She had fond memories growing up with the companionship of family and friends. Times were not easy especially during the ‘Dirty Thirties’ so mom moved to Weyburn where she studied to become a psychiatric nurse, graduating in 1939. She enjoyed working for one year following graduation. In 1940, she married Harvey Johnson and moved to the family farm south of Weyburn. As fate would have it, after returning home from their honeymoon, mom learned that she had contracted tuberculosis from working at the hospital and spent the next two years convalescing in ‘The San’. Mom was one of the lucky ones who recovered and returned to her life on the family farm. It was during this time, that she raised four children and played an integral part in their development. During the latter years on the farm, Mom decided that she wanted to work outside the home. She worked at Sally Shops and later moved to Dora’s Ladies Clothing Store in Weyburn. It was here that mom excelled at meeting and helping people who visited the store. Mom and dad resided on the farm until moving to Weyburn in 1972. Mom was a devoted wife, mother and grandmother. She was also a person who believed that one needed to contribute to community organizations as well. She was a member of the Grace United Church Ladies Auxiliary, taught Sunday school and served as Worthy Matron for the Eastern Star. Mom lived in Weyburn until 2004, when she moved to Coronach to be closer to Linda. In 2009, due to ailing health, mom moved to Coronach Health Center where she resided at the time of her passing. She was very happy at the Coronach Health Center, referring to the staff and residents as her extended family. Thank you to the staff and all who knew her for the care they showed her during her stay at the center. Mom will be truly missed by all who knew her. A funeral service for Lydia was held on Friday, December 2 at 2:00 p.m. from Grace United Church in Weyburn with Rev. M. Barnabas officiating. Interment followed at Hillcrest Cemetery, Weyburn.
JOHNSON - E. Margaret of Weyburn, SK passed away Tuesday, November 2, 2010 at the age of 95 years. A Funeral Service will be held TODAY Friday, November 5, 2010 from Fletcher Funeral Chapel, Weyburn, SK at 2:00 PM with Reverend M. Barnabas officiating. Interment to follow in Green Acres Memorial Gardens, Weyburn, SK. A visitation was held Thursday, November 4, 2010 from 7:00 9:00 p.m. from Fletcher Funeral Chapels, Weyburn, SK.
JOHNSON - Genevieve (nee Covert) passed away peacefully on Wednesday, December 25, 2002 at the Lutheran Sunset Care Home, Saskatoon at the age of 90. Family left to cherish her memory are daughter, Nina (Dennis) Morey of Saskatoon; granddaughter Katherine (Kevin) Istace of Edmonton, AB; grandson Sean Morey of Lloydminster, SK; brothers: Lloyd (Edyth) Covert, and Keith Covert; and sister Ennis Foulkes of Weyburn; and several nieces, nephews, and in-laws. Genevieve was predeceased by her husband, Nestor in November 1993; two sons, Ronald and Roland; brother Leon Covert; and sister Francis Young. Genevieve was born to Charles and Julia Covert on June 22, 1912 in Sophiasburg Twp., Ontario. She moved with her family to Tribune when she was a teenager. There she met and married Nestor Hanford Johnson on October 21, 1933. Together they farmed in the Tribune district until they retired in 1974 and moved to Weyburn. After Nestor's passing in 1993 Genevieve moved to Saskatoon to be with her daughter. Shortly after, she moved into a senior's condominium in St. Volodymyr Villa, where she spent many happy years until suffering a stroke in July 2001. After an extended stay in hospital, she was moved to the Lutheran Sunset Care Home in Saskatoon in December 2001. Genevieve loved her home and her family. She was a wonderful cook and homemaker. Her hobbies were sewing, gardening, and tending the flower beds in her prize-winning yard. Her family wishes to extend a special thank you to her cousin-in-law, Merlyn Melby; Drs. L. Thorpe, J.K. Wood, and B.R. Martens; and all the nurses and staff at the Lutheran Sunset Care Home for their compassionate care. Funeral service was Monday, December 30 at 2:00 p.m. from Fletcher Funeral Chapel, Weyburn, with Gary W. Goran offiicating minister. Interment followed in Green Acres Memorial Gardens, Weyburn. Pallbearers were: Marence Pierce, Worthy Pierce, Terry Pierce, Duane Johnson, Donald Zackrisson and David Kyrylchuk.
JOHNSON - Pearl 'Peggy' Olive (nee Roysum). It is with great sadness the family of Pearl (Peggy) Olive Johnson of Weyburn announce her passing away peacefully, with her family by her side, at the Weyburn General Hospital on October 6, 2000, after a brief battle with cancer at the age of 75 years. Predeceased by her husband, Herman on July 24, 1999, her parents, Oscar and Almyrah Roysum, grandson Douglas Skogen and one brother Omar Roysum. She leaves to cherish her memory, her five children: Verna (Alfred) Skogen of Calgary, AB; Ron (Zelda) Johnson of Moose Jaw; Keith (Marlene) Johnson of Moose Jaw; Linda (Allan) Tosczak of Weyburn; Donna (Donald) Forrester of Bromhead; 15 grandchildren and 14 great grandchildren. She also leaves to mourn her sisters: Fern Clausen, Delores (Duane) Larsen, Vivian (Robert) Johnson, Beverly (Sam) Locken and sisters-in-law: Lorraine Roysum, Ragna Schnell and Mabel Johnson, as well as many nieces and nephews and extended family. A celebration of her life was held on October 10, 2:00 p.m. from the Zion Lutheran Church, Weyburn, with Pastor Ron Bestvater officiating. Interment followed in Green Acres Memorial Gardens Ceme-tery, Weyburn. Pallbearers were Peggy's grandsons: Darcy Skogen, Nolan Skogen, Kirk Johnson, Palmer Johnson, John Tosczak, Jeffery Tosczak and Lonny Forrester.
JOHNSON - Ruth Marie (nee Olson) Johnson passed away peacefully on wednesday, January 23, 2002 with her family at her side. She was predeceased by her husband Harold, her son, Larry, eight brothers and four sisters. She is survived by two brothers, Morley (Katie) and Orville (Lois) Olson of Weyburn, one sister Victoria Jacobson of Allen, seven children: Eldon Johnson,Regina; Rodney (Margerie) Johnson, Toronto; Johnny (Ann) Johnson, Regina; Donna (George) Moskal, Victoria, BC; Carolyn (Larry) Bunse, Midale; Linda (Cecil) Elliott, Regina; Wayne Johnson, Regina, 14 grandchildren, nine great grandchildren, and numerous nieces and nephews. Ruth was born May 15, 1912 in Raiten. She moved to Weyburn in 1946 where she raised her family. Ruth resided there until 1996 when she came to Regina to live with her daughter until a year ago when she became a resident of the Parkside Extendicare. Her faith was very important to her and was a major influence in her life. She loved to quilt. She made patchwork quilts for all her grandchildren. She also enjoyed watching baseball, especially the Toronto Blue Jays. The memorial service was held Saturday, January 26 at the Kingdom Hall of Jehovah's Witnesses. Officiating was Vance Peterson. All in attendance were honorary pallbearers.
JOHNSON - Sadie Hazel (nee Swanson). On Saturday, April 12, 2008, Sadie Hazel Johnson passed away at the Regina General Hospital at the age of 90 years. She was predeceased by her parents, Clarence and Grace Swanson; sisters, Mildred Hubbs and Ina Peterson; daughter, Sylvia Yingst in 1961; and by her husband, Elwin Johnson in 1995. Sadie will be lovingly remembered by her son, Elmer (Eileen) Johnson of Weyburn, and her daughter, Marjorie (Akihiro) Mizuno of Japan; son-in-law, Maurice (Kay) Yingst of Calgary, AB; grandchildren: Glen (Tamara) Yingst, Ross (Helen) Johnson, Gary (Bernice) Johnson, Sheila (Klint) Harder, Marcy (John) Harrison, Sarah (Martin) Green, Kay (Luke) Lee and Rita (Jeremy) Smyth, and 16 great grandchildren; a sister, Clara Bell of Weyburn, and sister-in-law, Mable Hubbs of Weyburn; as well as numerous nieces, nephews, relatives and friends. Sadie was born on the family farm on May 8, 1917. She was raised in the Hume area and went to school at East Weyburn. She married Elwin Johnson in 1938 and they farmed in the Neptune area. They attended church in Radville, then later in Weyburn. From the farm, they retired to Weyburn in 1974. After Elwin's death, she moved to Legion Towers, then to the Weyburn Special Care Home. She will be lovingly remembered by family and friends. Funeral service was held Thursday, April 17, at 2:00 p.m. from the Weyburn Free Methodist Church with Pastor Jay Mowchenko officiating. A tribute to his mother was given by Elmer Johnson with scripture reading by Akihiro Mizuno and Pastoral Prayer by John Harrison. Interment followed in Green Acres Memorial Gardens, Weyburn. The Active Pallbearers were: Allan Alexander, Bryan Cornish, Vern Robinson, Jim Hubbs, John Stanley and Art Stinson. Honorary Pallbearers were: Verna Sweigard, Evelyn Prentice, Alma Chessall, Dolly Vatamaniuck, Esther and Eric Verity, Gladys Christiansen, Mary Ann Daer, Pansy Erick, Rita Hallberg and Georginna Webb.
JOHNSON - Shirley Ann (nee Scott). It is with heavy hearts that the family of Shirley Ann Johnson (Scott) announces her passing, peacefully in her home, on July 16, 2010. She was predeceased by her husband Raymond Johnson, parents Lloyd and Rose Scott, son Lloyd Johnson, mother and father-in-law Alfred and Agnes Johnson. She will be lovingly remembered by her son, Larry, granddaughter Michelle Carlin, great grandchildren Nikki, Brendan and Mikey; daughter Patricia (Larry) Butz, grandchildren Sydnie and Stephanie, Lloyd’s children Aimee (Jeremy), Kami, Carrie (Tyler), Kali, Jeffrey, and their mother Glenda, great grandchildren Hunter, Zachary and Madeline Perrin, and William Bushell; siblings Beverley (Romeo) Bouvier, Vern (Chris) Scott, Sharon (Veral) Berndt, Stewart (Diana) Scott; and many family members and friends who loved her very deeply. Mom was born in Bengough, SK on August 30, 1938. While her father Lloyd was away in the war they lived in Viceroy. Upon his returning they later moved to Froude, where she completed most of her schooling. After graduation she enrolled in Teacher’s College in Moose Jaw. During that time she met and married Raymond Johnson in 1956 and moved to the farm south of Ogema by the Big Butte. They farmed together and in 1985 they started up Butte Mfg. in which she did the bookkeeping. In 1994 her husband Raymond passed away and she continued to live on the farm until 2000. She then moved into Ogema, where she lived until her passing. At Mom’s request there will be no funeral service. Private interment will be in the Johnson family plot at the Green Acres Memorial Gardens, Weyburn.
JOHNSRUDE - Cecilia Jetta (nee Reine) was born on August 27, 1910, the youngest of nine children of Isak and Jetta Reine, Norwegian immigrants who farmed seven miles east of Weyburn. She attended the East Weyburn and Marmora schools. Cecilia received her degree in music from the London Conservatory of Music in 1932. She attended Prairie Bible Institute (graduating in 1939) and for four years was in gospel mission work under the Mission Covenant Church in the Jasmin and Minton areas. She married Norman Johnsrude of the Talmage area on December 18, 1944. They had two children, Esther in 1945 and Harold in 1949. Initially, they lived in Alberta, then in the Griffin area and moved to Weyburn in 1957 where Cecilia taught piano lessons until her retirement in 1972. She was always actively involved in church work and was a member of the Silver Heights Bible Church. She had the gift of hospitality and besides hosting family and friends, missionaries and Christian workers were always welcome in her home. Cecilia passed away on Saturday, September 12, 2009 at Tatagwa View having just celebrated her 99 birthday. She was predeceased by her husband, Norman; her parents, Isak and Jetta; her brothers and sisters: Kenneth, Karoline (John), Irwin (Ella), Cora (Arthur), Norten (Lillian), Lillie (Magnus), Selma and George and is survived by her daughter Esther (Paul) Weeks of Orion, AB and children: Ardith (Jeff) Neufeld and children, Samuel and Daniel; Norten Weeks; and her son Harold (Colleen) Johnsrude of Didsbury, AB and children: Cherie (Trevor) Sanche and children, Danielle, Jacob and Luke; Allan (Michelle) Johnsrude and children, Isaac, Weston and Annika; and many nieces and nephews. Funeral services were held on Monday, September 21, 2009 at 10:30 A.M. from the Silver Heights Bible Church, Weyburn with Pastor Harley Porter and Rev. David Shauf officiating. Active pallbearers were: Allan Johnsrude, Norten Weeks, Trevor Sanche, Jeff Neufeld, Walter Jaster and Dale Johnsrude. Honorary pallbearers were: Ted Johnsrude, Bob Starkey, Larry Reine, Mona Braaten, William Ratcliffe, Howard Johnsrude, Jane Moore and Murray Miles. Interment followed in the Hillcrest Cemetery, Weyburn.
JOHNSRUDE - Erling O. On Friday, October 24, 2003, Erling O. Johnsrude passed away in Weyburn. Erling Olaf Johnsrude was born on May 21, 1913, the eighth child in a family of ten. He spoke Norwegian until he started school and he retained his command of the Norwegian language for his entire life. He completed Grade 10 and then quit to help on the farm. Erling started farming on the family farm in 1933 and on October 20, 1938 Erling married Gladys Jahnke in Weyburn, and they continued to live on the farm until retiring in 1992 and moving to Weyburn. Curling, golfing, playing cards, (especially cribbage) bowling, square dancing, woodworking and music. His specialty was playing the violin, accompanied by Gladys on the piano - this made for some fun family times! Erling served on the Wheat Pool Committee in Talmage and became a delegate in 1954, a position he held for 27 years, the last seven years as a Wheat Pool Director. He also served on the Weyburn Credit Union Board for over 25 years, was a member of the Masonic Lodge and Order of the Eastern Star. Erling was instrumental in organizing the Wheatland Senior Center Club and building, and he was their first president. Erling attended the Talmage United Church and when Talmage joined Weyburn, he then attended at Grace United regularly. In 1984, he co-hosted a large family reunion and enjoyed the company of many of his family members from Norway. He was able to travel to Norway several times as well. Family was the most important thing to Erling and he loved to visit with family and friends often. Every summer saw a different nephew at the farm spending quality time with Uncle Erling and Aunt Gladys. Funeral service was held Tuesday, October 28 at 2:00 p.m. from the Grace United Church with Gary W. Goran officiating. All those in attendance were considered honorary pallbearers. The active pallbearers were his grandsons: Trevor Sealy, Shawn Johnsrude, Jeffery Johnsrude, Kevin Atter, Colin Atter and Chris Angell.
JOHNSRUDE - Gladys Violet (nee Jahnke). On Monday, February 26, 2001, Gladys Violet Johnsrude, late of Weyburn, passed away at the Weyburn General Hospital at the age of 86 years. Predeceased by her parents, George and Violet Jahnke; four brothers: Cecil, Roland, Glyndon and Eldon; one sister, Velma and one brother in infancy. Gladys is survived by her loving husband, Erling Johnsrude of Weyburn; children: Howard (Carol) Johnsrude of Lethbridge, AB; Lois (David) Angell of Rose Valley; Reta Johnsrude of Weyburn; and Norma (Don) Sealy of Weyburn; 11 grandchildren and nine great grandchildren; one brother, Wilton Jahnke of Calgary, AB; as well as numerous nieces and nephews. Gladys Violet Johnsrude was born May 21, 1914 at Bethune, the oldest of eight children born to George and Violet Jahnke. She took her schooling in Bethune and moved to Talmage area when she was 19 years old. On October 20, 1938 she married Erling Johnsrude in Weyburn. They lived and raised their family on the homestead farm at Talmage, then bought their house in Weyburn in 1980. They commuted to the farm every spring and fall until finally retiring from farming in 1992. Gladys was very supportive and helpful to Erling in his various community activities. She was a member of the Talmage Homemakers, Wheatland Seniors, cribbage club and Eastern Star. Gladys enjoyed baking-bread was her specialty, cooking, reading, knitting and crocheting, playing cards and games, and music - especially the piano. Erling and Gladys travelled a lot throughout Canada, the USA and Europe. They made many trips with their special friends, Clare and Vi Pyett. Gladys was a long standing member of Talmage United Church, being active in the Ladies Aid. When Talmage Church closed they joined the Grace United Church in Weyburn and attended regularly. Gladys always had coffee on for friends and family. She especially enjoyed the children, her grandchildren and great grandchildren were very special. She always knew everyone's birthday and anniversary, and any family history when asked. Milestone anniversaries, weddings and birthdays were always celebrated with lots of family and friends. Funeral service was held Saturday, March 3 at 2:00 p.m. from Zion Lutheran Church, Weyburn, with Rev. Julia Sinclair officiating. Interment followed in Hillcrest Cemetery, Weyburn. All those in attendance were considered to be honorary pallbearers. The active pallbearers were: Mike Chuckry, Trevor Sealy, Colin Atter, Kevin Atter, Nancy Johnsrude and Jeff Johnsrude.
JOHNSRUDE - Norman Harold was born on Sunday, November 20, 1910 to Christian and Inga Johnsrude in Talmage, the sixth member of a family of ten. Norman lived with his parents on a farm, east and south of Talmage, in the municipality of Griffin, attending school in the district. He spent several years in Alberta where his sister served as a Salvation Army officer. Norman attended Prairie Bible Institute, Three Hills, AB for three consecutive years, after which he married Cecilia Jetta Reine of Weyburn on December 18, 1944 at the Salvation Army Citadel in Regina. Norman worked at the Outlook Flour Mill until it shut down, then moved to Griffin, where he farmed from 1949 to 1957. Norman and Cecilia had two children, Esther in 1945 and Harold in 1949. In 1957 they moved to Weyburn. Norman was employed by the City of Weyburn until his retirement in 1975. Norman and Cecilia were members of the Silver Heights Bible Church where they found much happiness and fulfillment. The support of missions, such as Compassion Canada and those involved in Christian service played a significant part in Norman's life. He loved to write the children he sponsored. Norman passed away on Wednesday, April 21, 2004 in Weyburn, at the age of 93 years. He was predeceased by his parents, Christian and Inga; his brothers: Gilbert and Letitia, Magnus and Lillie, Bjarne and Violet, Einar and Letitia, Erling and Gladys, Arthur and Audrey; his sisters: Mildred and Wilfred Ratcliffe, Anna and Clara. Norman is survived by his wife of 59 years, Cecilia of Weyburn and their children: Esther (Paul) Weeks of Orion, AB and children: Ardith (Jeff) Neufeld and children: Samuel and Daniel; Norten Weeks; Harold (Colleen) Johnsrude of Didsbury, AB and children: Cherie (Tevor) Sanche and children: Danielle, Jacob and Luke; Allan (Michelle) and children: Isaac, Weston and Annika; brother-in-law, Paul Miles of Edmonton, AB as well as many nieces and nephews. Funeral service was held on Monday, April 26 at 10:30 a.m. from the Silver Heights Bible Church, Weyburn, with Rev. Len Harms officiant. Active pallbearers were: Allan Johnsrude, Norten Weeks, Trevor Sanche, Jeff Neufeld, Hartley Hastings and Paul Browatzke. Interment followed in the Hillcrest Cemetery, Weyburn.
JOHNSRUDE - Reta Marie was born on April 7, 1944 and passed away peacefully on April 21, 2009, right after her 65th Birthday. She was predeceased by her parents, Erling and Gladys Johnsrude. Reta was born in Talmage and lived her entire life in the Weyburn area. Nothing gave her more pleasure than socializing with family and friends, sharing her unique wit and humour. Very special to everyone who knew her, Reta leaves us all with many cherished memories. We love you, Reta! Reta will be lovingly remembered by her brother, Howard (Carol) Johnsrude of Lethbridge, AB, and two sisters, Lois (David) Angell of Red Deer, AB and Norma (Don) Sealy of Weyburn; as well as numerous nieces, nephews and cousins. A Memorial Service was held Friday, April 24th, 2009 at 2:00 p.m. from Fletcher Funeral Chapel, Weyburn with Rev. M. Barnabas officiating. A tribute to Reta was given by her sisters, Lois and Norma. Interment followed in Hillcrest Cemetery, Weyburn.
JOHNSTON - Aleck Cornish Johnston (November 28, 1930 - July 2, 2008). It is with much sadness we announce the sudden passing of our dearly loved husband and father, Aleck Cornish Johnston on July 2nd, 2008 at the age of seventy seven years in Abbotsford, B.C. He was a loving husband to Eileen and a wonderful father to Terry (Agatha) of Jasper, AB Kim (Sherri) and Ian (Jana) of Winnipeg, MB. He leaves to mourn his special grandchildren, Bobby, Melissa, Jarrett, Kurtis, and baby Piper. He is survived by his sister Dorothy Allen of Weyburn and brother Calvin (Joan) Johnston of Calgary, AB, sister in law Grace (Larry) McIntosh, brother in law Ed (June) Martin of Saskatoon John (Irene) Martin of Beaumont, AB. and Bob (Linda) Martin of Medicine Hat, AB. Many nieces and nephews also survive including a very special niece Janet (Neil) Orsted of Weyburn. Aleck was predeceased by his parents Bert and Carrie Johnston of Weyburn, brothers Carman, Kenneth, Norman, and Walter Johnston of Weyburn, and sisters Joy Kempthorne of Calgary, AB and Vera Johnston of Goodlands, M.B. Aleck was born on November 28th, 1930 in Goodwater. His career with Canadian National Railways, first as a telegrapher for eleven years, and then twenty-six years with freight sales and marketing. This took Aleck, Eileen and their three boys to several destinations including Weyburn, Port Arthur, ON, The Pas, MB, Saskatoon, Thunder Bay, ON, and Winnipeg, MB. In 1989 Aleck took his retirement and he and Eileen moved to Abbotsford, B.C. where they spent many happy years. Aleck enjoyed his family and his main hobby was curling where he made many special friends. He was a member of the Masonic Lodge and also of St. Matthews Anglican Church. A memorial service to celebrate Aleck's life was held from St. Matthews Church, Abbotsford at 2:00 PM on Friday, July 11th, 2008.
JOHNSTON - Brian Douglas Johnston, late of Moose Jaw, formerly of Weyburn and White Bear Resort, passed away on Friday, January 18, 2008 at the age of 59 years. In Brian's early years he attended Grand Coulee School growing up on a farm in the Grand Coulee area. Brian then attended the U. of S. School of Agriculture ending his formal education with a diploma in agriculture. Brian moved to Weyburn in 1970 with his wife Brenda and eventually started with Canada Post. Brian was a member of the Grace United Church, Weyburn Legion, Weyburn Golf Club, member of United Church Men's Choir and helped with numerous church functions. He got enormous enjoyment out of watching his two children Jeff and Stacey grow throughout the years. Brian organized the Weyburn CUPW and was president for around 12 years. He enjoyed hunting and in his spare time played accordion, organ and guitar. Brian enjoyed his 33 year career with Canada Post and retired in 2002 to White Bear Lake Resort. Brian will be lovingly remembered by his wife of 37 years, Brenda Johnston; children, Jeff (Faith and her family), Stacey (Chad and his family); parents, Art and Hazel Johnston; sister, Joanne (Jim) Franks, their children, Melissa and Darren; sisters and brothers-in-law, Bonnie McGillivray, Janie (Stan) Metcalfe and family, Penny Gremonprez and family, Doug McGillivray and family, Les Minto and family. There are also many friends Brian made through his life that will miss his humour and insight into life. Brian believed strongly in making someone smile or laugh each day no matter how his day was going. Brian's service was held on Wednesday, January 23, at 2:00 p.m. from the Grace United Church, Weyburn, with Rev Barnabas officiating. Interment took place in Green Acres Memorial Gardens, Weyburn. The active pallbearers were Stan Metcalfe, Chad Weppler, Jim Franks, Darwin Hoimyr, Al Calladine and Wayne Danyluck. All who shared in Brian's life are considered Honorary Pallbearers.
JOHNSTON - Carman Herbert. On Saturday, November 20, 2004, Carman Herbert Johnston, age 95, passed away at the Souris Valley Extended Care Centre, Weyburn. Carman is lovingly remembered by his five children Larry (Kathleen) Edmonton, AB; Karen Williams (Brian) Kenosee Lake, Wayne, (Susan) of Calgary, AB, Elaine Hoffman (Mel), Weyburn, and Shelly Boutin (Harvey), Whitewood; his grandchildren, Brent (Rachel Phillips) and Darren (Jennifer Addison) Johnston, David (Lori) and Dean Williams; Jeff and Stacy Johnston, Matthew and Melissa Hoffman and Brandan Boutin; and his great grandchildren Elliot Harper and Tavia Williams. Carman is survived by his brothers Ken, Cal, and Aleck Johnston and his sister Dorothy Allen. Carman was predeceased by his wife Frances in 1978 and his brothers Norman and Walter and sisters Vera Johnston and Joy Kempthorne. Carman was born on a farm near Waskada, MB, May 22, 1909 - one of nine children to Herbert Johnston and Carrie Graham. At the age of 21 Carman and his family moved to a farm southwest of Goodwater, where he carried on his love for hunting, and trapping along the Juell Creek. Carman married Frances Gordon on November 2, 1938. They began their life together in Weyburn where Carman worked at the Ericstein and Brekke General Motors Garage. They moved to the Beaverbrook Farm near Goodwater in 1942. When the house became too small for his family, Carman purchased the Seeley farm land south of Goodwater where he built a farmstead and planted hundreds of trees. Carman was an innovative farmer and gardener. He also loved curling, hunting and fishing. In 1975 Carman retired from farming and moved to Weyburn, where he led an active retirement life that included bowling, gardening and his favourite pastime-fishing. Carman will always be remembered for his quiet, thoughtful nature, his enduring patience and his loving gentleness. A funeral service will be held at the RD Family Memorial Funeral Chapel, 1825 First Avenue N.E., Weyburn, Sask. on Saturday November 27 at 2:00 pm with Rev. Gary Goran officiating. Interment to follow in Hillcrest Cemetery, Weyburn.
JOHNSTON - Carrie Rachel Ann (nee Moore) of Weyburn, passed away June 29, 2001 at the age of 88 years. She was predeceased by her parents Emmanuel and Carrie Moore, her husband George Johnston; one grandson: Christopher Johnston; and two brothers: George Moore and Ivan Moore. Rachel is survived by her daughter, Donna (Bert) Sanguin of Weyburn, and their children: Kevin (Alide) Sanguin and their son Obadiah and daughter Marikah of Rankin Inlet, NWT (the only great grandchildren), Laurie (Ken) Hill of Weyburn; her sons, Dale (Mary) Johnston and their sons, Trevor and Curtis of Weyburn; Dean (Lynn) Johnston and their sons, Cory and Anthony of Weyburn; her daughter Diane (Tom) Dickson and their children, Ian, Marnie and Tim of Regina; one brother, Lloyd (Lorraine) Moore of Trossachs; one sister, Stelle Nelson of Weyburn; as well as many nieces and nephews. Rachel was born on her parent's farm near Trossachs on December 31, 1912. She received her education at Coral Rural School. Upon leaving school she worked as domestic help for several families. In the spring of 1938 she travelled to Weyburn to begin employment at the farm of George A. and Gertrude Johnston. It was there she met young George Barker Johnston. On October 19, 1938 they were married. In the spring of 1939, they moved to their own homestead one mile west of George's parents. Rachel enjoyed cooking, knitting and sewing. She loved gardening, especially her flowers. Her children and later her grandchildren gave her many happy hours. Rachel freely devoted her time to the Homemaker Club from 1940 until its dissolution in the 1960's. She joined the U.C.W. in 1977 and was an active member until age and illness prevented further participation. She was also secretary for the Snider Rural Telephone Co. for many years. Rachel resided with her husband George on their farm east of Weyburn until October 2000. They lived briefly in their Prairie Ave. apartment until George's sudden decline and subsequent passing in January of 2001. Shortly thereafter Rachel was diagnosed with cancer. Her remaining time was spent at Souris Valley and the Weyburn Special Care Home, where she passed away peacefully on the morning of June 29. We love you mother, grandmother, sister and friend. A funeral service was held Wednesday, July 4 from Grace United Church, Weyburn, at 2:00 p.m. with Rev. John Ferrier officiating. Interment followed at Green Acres Memorial Gardens, Weyburn. Active pallbearers were George Moore, Darren Moore, Dennis Webster, Darrell Webster, Charles Moore and Allan Moore. All in attendance were considered honorary pallbearers.
JOHNSTON - Elsie Evelyn. On Monday, April 30, 2007, Elsie Evelyn Johnston passed away at Tatagwa View Long Term Care Centre at the age of 90 years. Predeceased by her mother and father, Eva Lucy (nee McDowell) in 1961 and Thomas Herbert Johnston in 1972, one sister, Emma Doane and one brother-in-law, Thomas Doane. Elsie is survived by one nephew, Mervin Doane, one niece, Joyce Boyachek, and three great nieces: Glenda Stewart, Wanda Sawchuk and Joanna Boyachek; and her extended family at Tatagwa View Long Term Care Facility. Elsie was born October 23, 1916. Her younger years were spent at home with family at McCord. She lived there until approximately March 14, 1935 when she was hospitalized at Souris Valley Extended Care Centre in Weyburn. Elsie enjoyed music and dancing and liked to tease the Souris Valley staff as well as being teased in return. It became her home and the staff were considered her family. When they were getting ready to move over to Tatagwa View, they were told to red tag whatever they wanted in their new house. Needless to say, Elsie got red tagged, we wanted her in House 11. Elsie loved her hugs and kisses the staff gave her, she became the centre of attention and loved it. We enjoyed Elsie immensely and we will miss our little 'pup dog' very much (Tatagwa View and Souris Valley Staff). A memorial service was held Friday, May 4 at 2:00 p.m. from the Chapel at Tatagwa View Long Term Care Facility, Weyburn with Pastor Jody Pfeifer officiating. The interment was held Saturday, May 5 at 11:00 a.m. in Riverside Memorial Park Cemetery, Regina.
JOHNSTON - Fay Patricia (nee Weelson). It is with immense sadness that we announce the sudden and unexpected passing of Fay Patricia Johnston. Fay passed away while on vacation in Port Elizabeth, South Africa, on February 13, 2012 at the age of 70 years. She was predeceased by her parents Amoy and Mary Weelson. Fay is survived by her loving husband Johnny of 43 years and her two daughters: Melissa (Dan) Eddy, Red Deer, AB; Tanya (Ryan) Stooshnoff, Weyburn; five grandchildren: Tylere, Rhian, Graysen, Liam and Quentin; her brother Ed (Marj) Weelson, Red Deer, AB; brother-in-law Wayne (Bev) Johntson, Weyburn; niece, Hayley (Rob) Short, Whitecourt, AB; nephew, Beau (Vicki) Johnston, Saskatoon, and their families, as well as many other close relatives. She also leaves behind many dear friends she considered family. Fay was born in Port Elizabeth, South Africa on April 12, 1941 where she was raised and educated as a nurse. She completed her nursing and continued to work in South Africa until 1965. Fay came to Canada in 1965 as a Registered Nurse, with Weyburn being her first job posting. She briefly nursed in Saskatoon, SK and Red Deer, AB before returning to Weyburn for the remainder of her career. Over the years she met and cared for many wonderful people in the community until retiring in 1998. She married Johnny in 1968 and they spent over 43 years together. She enjoyed dancing, traveling, gardening as well as cooking and knitting which she always shared with others, but her greatest interest and enjoyment was always her grandchildren. She will always be remembered for her kind soul, great sense of humor and generosity. A funeral service was held in Port Elizabeth, South Africa, on February 18, for her family and friends. She will be sadly missed by many. A funeral service will be held Saturday, March 10, at 2:00 p.m. from Knox Presbyterian Church, Weyburn, with Reverend John Ferrier officiating. A time of fellowship will be held at Knox Presbyterian Hall following the service.
JOHNSTON - George Barker. On Friday, January 19, 2001, George Barker Johnston, late of Weyburn, passed away at the age of 92 years. Predeceased by his parents, George A. Johnston and Gertrude Johnston; one brother Charlie, sisters: Dorothy Moffat and Ruby Saimond, and one grandson, Christopher Johnston. George is survived by his loving wife of 62 years, Rachel; daughter, Donna (Bert) Sanguin of Weyburn and their children: Kevin (Alide) Sanguin and their son, Obadiah and daughter Marikah of Ranklin Inlet, NWT (the only great grandchildren); and Laurie (Ken) Hill of Weyburn; son, Dale (Mary) Johnston and their sons: Trevor and Curtis of Weyburn; son Dean (Lynn) Johnston and their sons: Cory and Anthony of Weyburn; daughter Diane (Tom) Dickson and their children: Ian, Marnie and Tim of Regina; one brother, Jim (Audrey) Johnston of Ottawa, ON; one sister, Gertrude Boyer of Red Deer, AB; one sister-in-law Glenna Johnston of Weyburn; as well as many nieces and nephews. George Barker Johnston was born on his parents' home quarter, six miles northeast of Weyburn, on May 10, 1908. He attended school until about grade 10. George worked on the farm with plough horses at the early age of seven. He joined in with his father and brother Charlie and they started a dairy business. George married Rachel Moore on October 19, 1938 at the Estevan manse. George lived on his parents' farm until he married Rachel. At that time they moved to their own quarter where George built on an entire second story onto their small home. Together they raised their four children and continued living in that home until October 2000, when ill health led them to move into Weyburn and leave their farm home after 63 years. George was involved in farming and his dairy business most of his life. Six months after their marriage, George received his own milking contract and began his own business in the dairy industry until hoof and mouth disease took their herd in 1958. George then bought some milking cows where he began selling milk, cream and eggs to many businesses in the Weyburn community. George was active in the farm until he sold his land in 1978. George was involved on the board for the Snider Rural Telephone Company as a director from 1953 to 1981. He held office of president from 1973 to 1981. He was a member and board representative on the seed cleaning plant and a board member for the Queen Elizabeth School in the 1960's. He attended the Anglican Church in his younger years. In 1969 they became members of the United Church and attended regularly until 1997. Due to their age they were unable to continue attending. In May 1998, the family celebrated George's 90th birthday out at the farm and his response to that was "If I knew this would be this much fun, I would have done it a long time ago!" The family then held a 60th anniversary tea for George and Rachel in October 1998. George enjoyed reading, taking pictures, videos and loved telling stories and jokes. His children have fond memories of him reciting poems when they would be with him. Politics was always an interesting topic to get George started on. George will be sadly missed by his family. George and Rachel spent a very short time together in their new apartment until he had a stroke on Boxing Day. He passed away peacefully after a brief stay at Souris Valley. We love you Dad, husband, grandpa and friend. Funeral service was held Wednesday, January 24 at 2:00 p.m. from Zion Lutheran Church, Weyburn, with Julia Sinclair officiating minister. Interment followed in Green Acres Memorial Gardens, Weyburn. All those in attendance were considered to be honorary pallbearers. The active pallbearers were: Cory Johnston, Anthony Johnston, Trevor Johnston, Ian Dickson, Ken Hill and Laurie Hill.
JOHNSTON - Jean Belvia (nee Crane) Johnston passed away peacefully on Christmas Eve, December 24, 2011 at the Weyburn Special Care Home. She will be lovingly remembered by her family: daughter Ellie (Richard) Dybvig and their children Trent (Marie) and Tova; daughter Bobbie (Brian) Yausie and their children Darren (Emelie) and Jennifer (Colin) Martinka; and son Garnet and his daughters Jessica and Jaclyn. Also left to mourn are two great grandchildren Grayson Yausie and Colton Martinka; Jean’s brother George Crane, sister Edna Crane, three sisters-in-law, Dorothy Allen, Joan Johnston and Eileen Johnston, as well as many nephews and nieces. Jean was predeceased by her husband Walter Johnston, much loved daughter-in-law Ferne Johnston, father and mother John and Belvia Crane, brother Mac, and sisters Margaret, Mary and Doris. Jean was born on the Crane Family Farm south of Weyburn. She attended South Weyburn School, Weyburn Collegiate, and Teacher’s College in Regina. She taught school in a number of locations in the southeast of the province. While teaching in Goodwater, she met and married Walter Johnston in 1946. After starting a family, teaching was reduced to part-time so she could assist in a very busy farm family life. In 1973 Jean and Walter sold their farm and retired in Weyburn. Mom spent many happy years raising her three children on the farm and taking part in community and church activities in Goodwater. In Weyburn, she loved working in her garden, going for lunch with friends, participating in activities at Grace United Church, or simply reading a good book. Frequent visits from her family were especially enjoyed and there was always lunch and a cup of tea ready and waiting. Mom was the kind of person who took great joy in everything around her, such as the beauty of nature, family, friends and her cats. Her smile, laugh and warm heart will be affectionately remembered. Mom gave us a chance to see the world in a much richer way. We will miss her dearly. A memorial service will be held in Weyburn in the early summer of 2012. Family and friends will be notified at that time. The family wishes to express their gratitude to the staff at Weyburn Special Care Home for their kindness and care for mom during the last six years of her life.
JOHNSTON - Kenneth John. On Wednesday, January 16, 2008, Kenneth John Johnston passed away at the Weyburn General Hospital at the age of 95 years. Kenneth was predeceased by his wife, Olive Johnston, an infant daughter, Irene Johnston, his parents, Herbert and Carrie Johnston, brothers, Norman, Walter and Carmen Johnston, and a sister, Joy Kempthorne. Ken will be lovingly remembered by his son, Neil and three daughters: Kay, Jean and Judy; seven grandchildren: Max, Kyle, Candace, Christopher, Debra, Merle Lyn and Larry; great grandchildren: Shannon, Charmaine, Maria, Michael; great great granddaughter, Parris; one sister, Dorothy Allen; two brothers: Calvin (Joan) and Aleck (Eileen) Johnston; sisters-in-law, Mary and Jean Johnston; special niece, Janet (Neil) Orsted, as well as numerous nieces, nephews, relatives and friends. Ken was born April 17, 1912 in the Brenda Municipality, Manitoba. Ken served in Italy and England during WWII. He farmed in the Goodwater area from 1947 until retiring in 1997, when he and Olive moved into Weyburn. Ken was a resident at Weyburn Special Care Home at the time of his passing. Funeral service was held Monday, January 21, at 2:00 p.m. from Fletcher Funeral Chapel, Weyburn, with Rev. John Ferrier officiating. Gerald Alexander sang a solo accompanied by Helen Flaaten. Interment followed in Green Acres Memorial Gardens, Weyburn. The pallbearers were: Albert Ernst, John Tosczak, Desmond McKenzie, Kim Oxelgren, Lyonel Wanner and Garry Mokelki.
JOHNSTON - Melvina June 'Mel' (nee Fladager) Johnston of Weyburn, passed away on February 6, 2013 at the age of 81 years. Mel was born October 11, 1931 to Melvin and Yvonne Fladager. She attended Souris School, West Weyburn School, and graduated from Weyburn Collegiate. After graduation she attended Nursing School at the Regina General Hospital. Following graduation, Mel moved to Swift Current, and worked at the hospital. While there she was courted and became engaged to Mervin Johnston of Weyburn. She then returned home to nurse at the Weyburn Union Hospital. She married Merv at Grace United Church on July 14, 1954 and was married for 50 years. The most important thing for Mel was her family and she loved and cherished her children, grandchildren and great grandchildren. Mel always put others ahead of her and was exemplary of what "thoughtfulness" looked like. Mel was a kind, caring and wonderful lady who always heeded her mother's advice of "Do unto Others as Those Who Do unto You". Many happy times and summers were spent with family and friends at the cottage at Kenosee Lake. Mel was an avid reader who loved to read on the beach, entertain friends and family. Mel was very proud to be a Rebekah and held many positions including the President of the Saskatchewan Assembly of Rebekahs. A highlight for her was to be a chaperone for a United Nation Pilgrimage to New York as well as receiving the Decoration of Chivalry Medal. Mom also was a proud member of the Grace United Church serving on the Board and belonging to various committees and the Ladies Group. Her faith was strong and enduring. Mel also was a member of the I.O.D.E. and Weyburn Arts Council and was a board member on the Weyburn Housing Board. She loved to volunteer whenever she could and spent many hours collecting the Save the Children donation bubbles from businesses around the community. She was also an active member of the SK Nurses Chapter and attended many nursing class reunions. Mel liked travelling and enjoyed several trips with Merv to Italy, England, France, and the Caribbean. She loved inspirational readings and poems with Helen Steiner Rice being one of her favorite writers. Mel also took classes in ceramics, calligraphy, macramé, and computer lessons, as well as, loved drama and was a very creative person. Mel was predeceased by her husband Mervin Johnston, her father, Melvin Fladager, her mother, Yvonne Reynolds (nee: Fleury); stepfather Jim Reynolds; sisters, Dean (Max) Sutcliffe and Dolly Jeffery (Jack); nephew, Scott Gawley; mother- and father-in-law, Beatrice (nee: Surring) and Elmer Johnston. Mel is survived by her four children, son, Mark Johnston of Weyburn, and his daughter Lamanda Saar of Moose Jaw, and her children, Abby and Rylan; daughter, Marnie (Phil) Lindsay of Roslin, ON; son, Michael (Mariann) Johnston of Regina, and their children, Jesse and Ashley; daughter, Margot (Steve) Arnold of Weyburn, and their children, Zachary (Becca) Chartrand, Dustin Chartrand, Chris, Kaitlin and Vicky Arnold; sister, Evelyn (Bob) Gawley; nephews, Jim (Brenda) Gawley, Dave (Barb) Gawley, Doug (Dimitra) Jeffery; nieces, Jill Linley (Elliot Patterson) and Melanie Jeffery (Rene Oliver) as well as numerous great nieces, nephews and cousins. There was visitation on February 8, from 7:00-9:00 pm at Fletcher Funeral Chapel. A Memorial Service was held at Grace United Church on Saturday, February 9 at 2:00 pm. The Reverend M. Barnabas and Reverend John Ferrier officiated.
JOHNSTON - Mervin Wayne was born February 5, 1928 and passed away peacefully, August 17, 2004, at Weyburn. Merv was the only child of Elmer and Beatrice (Surring) Johnston. He is survived by his wife of 50 years, Mel (Fladagar), and four children, Mark of Weyburn and his daughter Lamanda; Marnie (Phil) of Keswick, ON; Michael (Mariann) of Regina and their children, Ashley and Jesse: Margot and her sons, Zachary and Dustin of Weyburn. Mervin is also survived by aunts, uncles, numerous cousins, nieces, nephews and in-laws. As a young man growing up in Weyburn, Merv spent a lot of time at his grandparents which was the Surring farm, south of Weyburn near Grassdale. He attended Assiniboia School and Weyburn Collegiate then on to the University of Saskatchewan where he completed his first year of Engineering then returned home to assist his parents with Elmer's Service which was Weyburn's White Rose Station with tourist cabins at the same location. The business expanded to a Plymouth/Chrysler franchise in 1940 and a new building was constructed. In 1969 they acquired the Dodge franchise and once again in 1979 a new building was built. In 1982 with Merv as General Manager, the business was awarded with "50 years Successful Service" by Chrysler Canada. Also in 1985 Merv was presented with the "Time Magazine Quality Dealer Award". Merv was light hearted and enjoyed teasing, and always ready for a good joke. He loved to play bridge and enjoyed meeting with his bridge club weekly. Mel and Merv's home was always open and welcome to all, and they enjoyed entertaining and many gatherings were blessed with the musical talents of family. Mel and Merv also enjoyed traveling - to London, Paris, Italy, Portugal and the Caribbean. Merv enjoyed horse shoes and in later years turned his interests to gardening. Merv was very active in the community as a member of Chamber of Commerce, Young Fellows and Rotary Club. He was a past director of Weyburn Red Wing Hockey club and his enjoyment of the game continued the rest of his life. Merv was also a lifetime member of I.O.O.F. #12, Weyburn Lodge. Merv loved his family and found particular enjoyment with his grandchildren and ensured they will carry on his passion for crib, checkers, world history and his compassion for animals, especially dogs. We love and miss you, Dad; you will always be in our thoughts and prayers. A memorial service was held Monday, August 23 at 2:00 p.m., Grace United Church, Weyburn, with Reverend Hazel Arbon officiating. Interment is at Hillcrest Cemetery, Weyburn.
JOHNSTON - Orville John Johnston, late of Weyburn passed away on Sunday, October 3, 2010 at the age of 79 years. He was predeceased by his parents, Ethel and George Johnston; sisters, Marjorie Hall and Verna McAllister; his brothers, Howard, Arnold and Alvin Johnston. Orville is survived by his wife, Florence Johnston; his daughter, Karen (Marvin) Curtis; step daughter, Glenda (Coe) Patton; step son, Danton (Joanne) Johnson; six grandchildren and five great grandchildren. A come and go memorial social gathering was held on Thursday, October 7 from 2:00-4:00 pm at the Wheatland Senior Centre, 888-1st Ave. NE, Weyburn.
JOHNSTON - Patricia Gail (nee Tollefson) Johnston passed away suddenly on December 22, 2011 at the age of 52 years. Pat was born December 2, 1959 in Weyburn. She grew up on a farm at Talmage. Pat moved with her family to Weyburn in 1972. This is where she met Bill Johnston and they were married in August 1976. Pat lived the remainder of her life in Weyburn, where she and Bill raised their two children, Nicole and Greg. Pat and Bill owned and operated a successful photography business for many years. Pat was well known for her pleasant personality and cheerful smile. In most recent times Pat shared her life with Elroy, her best friend and companion, travelling and spending time at the lake. Pat was beautiful inside and out, a very loving, caring woman with a huge heart who always had a smile and hug for everyone. Her family meant the world to her and she loved spending time with her grandchildren. Pat had a fascination with Marilyn Monroe and had a huge collection of memorabilia. She tried scrapbooking and realized she had a knack for it and loved to do that in her spare time. Pat was an animal lover and would have had a pet of every kind if she had the space. Pat was predeceased by her parents, Ernie and Reitta Tollefson. She is survived by her daughter, Nicole Woodard (Ken Thideman) and their family, Keegan, Shaelyn and Chloe of Weyburn; her son, Greg (Carla) Johnston and their family, Ashtyn, Presley, Taylor, Morgyn and Jordyn of Weyburn; the father of her children, Bill Johnston of Weyburn; her best friend and companion in life, Elroy Ulmer; one brother, Glenn (Debbie) Tollefson of Weyburn; one sister, Sherry (Neill) Jenson of Duchess, AB and numerous nieces and nephews. A funeral service was held on December 27 at Knox Presbyterian Church, Weyburn with Rev. John Ferrier presiding. Pat was buried alongside her parents at Hillcrest Cemetery, Weyburn.
JOHNSTONE - James. On Sunday, May 2, 1999 James Johnstone, late of Weyburn, passed away at the age of 80 years. Predeceased by his wife, Irene (Bloor) Johnstone; father and mother, George and Jean Johnstone; two brothers: Thomas and Wilson Johnstone; and one sister, Marion Small. James leaves to mourn two sisters-in-law: Phyllis Johnstone of Weyburn, and Zita Johnstone of Veteran, AB; nieces and nephews: Murray (Carole) Johnstone; Jerome (Judy) Johnstone; Harvey (Sandra) Johnstone; Jean (Robert) Dovis; Stuart Small; Lynn (Bill) Johnstone; also numerous brothers and sisters-in-law and nieces and nephews. Jim was born November 3, 1918 on the Johnstone farm, 10-01-12, in what later became the Oungre area. His school years were spent at Range View School and one year at Central Collegiate in Moose Jaw. They lived a typical farm life with mother and dad, brothers Wilson and Tommy and sister Marion. When growing up he and his brother Tommy did a lot of singing at different functions. Later he enjoyed dancing, golfing and playing crib. He was also an avid TV sports fan of baseball. He married Irene Bloor on May 30, 1942 at Estevan. When just married, they bought a small house and moved it to the Johnstone yard, then they moved it 1/4 mile south and built on. Late in 1942 he joined the army and spent some time in industrial staff in Prince Albert. He went overseas in 1944 and was there until the end of the war. He was baptized into the United Church and took further instructions while in the army. When he returned home from the war, he took an active interest in community affairs. He became a member of the Royal Canadian Legion Branch 306 and was an active member for many years. Jim really enjoyed visiting with company. They continued to farm until moving into Weyburn in 1975, to #3 Hartney Bay. In 1997 Jim moved to the Julianna Apts. after Irene's passing and lived there until his passing. Funeral service was held Thursday, May 6 at 2:00 p.m. from Silver Heights Bible Church, Weyburn, with Pastor Larry Rempel officiating. Interment followed in Green Acres Memorial Gardens, Weyburn. All those in attendance were considered to be honorary pallbearers. The active pallbearers were: Stuart Bloor, Kevin Bloor, Ronald Eddy, Murray Johnstone, Jerome Johnstone and Bill Johnstone.
JONES - Brent Fay. It is with great sadness and sorrow that we announce the sudden passing of our son, brother, uncle and friend, Brent Jay Jones, late of Weyburn, on March 8, 2005, at the age of 34 years. Brent was predeceased by his grandfather, Harold Jones, aunt, Debora Selinger (nee Scott) and uncle, Ken Foord. He is survived by, and will be sadly missed by his loving family: parents, Jack and Sharon Jones; brother Brad (Daneen) and their children Jordan, Dylan, and Alyssa; and brother Blair (Val), all of Weyburn. Brent is also survived by his grandparents, Norbert and Tillie Selinger, and his grandmother, Mabel Jones and Harold Tiefenbach, all of Regina, as well as numerous aunts, uncles, cousins and friends. Brent was born in Regina on August 18, 1970. He moved to Weyburn with his family in October, 1972, where he lived, except for a few months in 1991, when he moved to Crow's Ness Pass. He was a hard worker and liked to be busy. Anything Brent did, he did to the best of his ability, and would research it to no end. He spent years trying to figure out how to develop a healthy environment in his salt water aquarium. Some would call it a passion for perfection. Brent had a generous spirit. He loved to help his friends with just about anything they needed done, especially cleaning up the leftovers in the fridge. He had an interest in older Chevy vehicles and seemed to spend more time fixing them than he did driving them (most of the time). He had many projects on the go, just not enough money to do them the way he would have liked. Brent also enjoyed music, and listened to his favorites since he was very young. He values the love and companionship of his close friends who were like family to him. He spent most of his time with them, and made the most of what time he had with them. A Memorial Service celebrating Brent's life was held on March 12, at Grace United Church with Gary W. Goran officiating
JONES - Edward 'Ned' David. A memorial service for Edward (Ned) David Jones, late of Weyburn, will be held from Grace United Church, Weyburn, Sask, on Friday, October 22, 2010 at 2:00 pm with The Reverend Mohandas Barnabas officiating. Interment will follow in Hillcrest Cemetery, Weyburn. Ed was born December 22, 1924, the eldest of five children of David and Helena Jones. They farmed in the Talmage area where Ed attended Ideal School along with his brothers Dick and Bob, sisters Betty and Gwen. His parents worked hard to provide for their family and enjoyed the years in Talmage as they were active in the community with friends and neighbours. In 1949 Ed married Mabel (Dougherty) and they had two daughters, Lynda and Carol; divorced in 1957. During the 50s and 60s Ed lived and worked in Regina. He also did custom combining during the 60s from southern Saskatchewan to Texas. Life in the 70s was exciting for Ed. He went back to school and obtained his electrician journeyman’s papers; then went to work for PanCanadian until his retirement. On July 20, 1974 he married Joyce Bell (Metheral) and inherited an extended family. Joyce and Ed spent 19 happy years together. They were involved with the Elks Club as well as other community events. Both enjoyed travelling — one special trip being to Barbados. Camping took them all across Canada visiting family and friends. Ed loved taking pictures and always had a camera in hand at Pan Canadian social functions and the many family gatherings, and there were many of those. Ed liked to draw for the grandchildren and in his retirement years took art classes at Signal Hill Art Centre. He loved good food and especially enjoyed taking in the fall fowl suppers, local fairs and ballgames. In April, 1993 Ed lost his beloved Joyce in death. He filled his time enjoying the grandchildren whom he loved to tease. He always had a twinkle in his eye. He loved to tell stories and always laughed along as he told them. He was a valued member of “coffee row” spending countless hours downtown with friends and former co-workers. Ed spent the last few years as a resident of Legion Towers and most recently in Crocus Villa Nursing Home due to failing health. Ed was predeceased by his parents, brother Bob, sisters Betty and Gwen, and daughter Cheryl Ann Banks. Ed will be fondly remembered by his family — brother Dick (Connie) Jones, Lynda Jones and her children Aryn and Kara Piragoff; Carol (Richard) Hertel and their children Matthew (Joanne) and Abbey and her fiancé, Peter Follings; together with Broyna (Larry) Ortman and their children Mike and Tracy; Trevor (Shannon) Bell and daughters Dawna and Alison; Wayne (Alice) Bell and twins Tami and Todd; Donna (Marvin) Rode and children Brad, Brent and Melissa as well as their spouses and 14 great grandchildren; also many nieces and nephews and their families.
JONES - Helena (nee Unger). On Wednesday, December 4, 2002, Helena Jones, late of Weyburn, passed away at the Weyburn General Hospital at the age of 100 years. Predeceased by her parents, Abraham and Elizabeth Unger; nine brothers and sisters; husband, David in 1968; daughter-in-law, Joyce Jones and son-in-law, Ken Andrews. Helena is survived by three sons: Edward Jones of Weyburn; Richard (Connie) Jones of Medicine Hat, and Robert (Lucy) Jones of Regina; two daughters: Betty Andrews of Regina and Gwen (Ed) Lesko of Regina; 16 grandchildren and several great grandchildren and two great great grandchildren; one sister-in-law, Rose Unger of Trail, BC as well as many, many nieces and nephews. Helena was born in Elm Creek, MB on November 22, 1902. She was taught by her father, who was a school teacher as well as a farmer. At this time in the early days, she was taught out of the Old Testament in the Bible. They used slates and chalk as school books. In 1923 she married David Jones and they lived on the farm near Talmage and Griffin until 1968 when her husband David passed away. She then moved to Weyburn and lived in several different locations until going to the Weyburn Special Care Home. Helena belonged to the Talmage Home Makers and the Salvation Army Home League. She enjoyed being a housewife on the farm, sewing, crafts and gardening. She attended sports days and many country dances. She celebrated many special birthdays and was always eager to go places. Mom always had a smile for everyone and never said a bad word about anyone. We will miss this sweet little lady and believe she will be missed by all who knew her. A memorial service was held Saturday, December 7, at 2:00 p.m. from Fletcher Funeral Chapel, Weyburn, with Capts. Gerald and Joyce McDonald officiating. Interment will be at a later date. All those in attendance were considered to be honorary pallbearers.
JORDAN - Adeline Elsie (nee Malischewski). The family of Adeline Jordan sadly announces her passing at the Extendicare Nursing Home in Lethbridge, AB, on February 22, 2008 at the age of 96 years. She was a much loved mother, grandmother and great grandmother. She was born 1911 to Roman and Martha Malischewski on the family farm at Mikado, SK and attended Zukumft school in the same district. Adeline leaves to cherish her memory one daughter, Gerda Chernoff, Winnipeg, MB, three granddaughters: Tracey Cunningham and Laurie Chernoff, Winnipeg, MB, Shelley (Bill) Caswell of Lethbridge, AB, and four great grandchildren, Jordan and Lauren Cunningham and Robert and Steven Caswell. She is also survived by sisters-in-law, Alice Werner and Marge Malischewski as well as many nieces, nephews and friends. Adeline was predeceased by her husband Fritz in 1963, her parents, Roman and Martha, her daughter Diana Abel and son-in-law, Richard Abel, three grandchildren Brenda Chernoff, Fred Abel and Stacey Abel. She was also predeceased by her brothers Ernest, Werner, Arthur and Ervin and sisters Erna Laube, Herta Welkholowa and Ethel Kazuska. Adeline was the last of eight siblings. In 1931 she married Fritz Jordan from Dusseldorf, Germany. They lived in Winnipeg, MB and in the Canora area. In 1942 they settled in Weyburn, where Adeline was employed at the Saskatchewan Hospital as a seamstress. Adeline retired after 33 years of service in 1976. After retiring she lived in Yorkton, Winnipeg and Lethbridge. Adeline enjoyed her church, family, traveling, flowers, sewing and especially family get togethers. As requested by Adeline, cremation has taken place. A memorial service will take place in Canora at a later date, with burial in the Canora Cemetery.
JORDAN - Anna Marjory Jordan passed away Monday, May 17, 2004 at the age of 87 years. A Funeral Service to celebrate her life was held on Friday, May 21, 2004 from Grace United Church, Weyburn, SK. Rev. Hazel Arbon officiated. Interment followed at Green Acres Memorial Gardens. Mom was born September 5, 1916 on the family farm NE-26-6-14 in the Delight District, north of Goodwater. She was the eldest in a family of eight children born to Roy and Alice Jordan. Mom attended Conley School (near Ralph) until grade seven when the family moved to Colgate where she completed her schooling. Mom launched her lengthy career from Colgate where she worked in the homes of other families. From 1941-1945, mom worked at Mr. Bond's Store in Toronto. While living there, she stayed with the Champions and very much became a part of their family. After returning to Weyburn, she worked at Worden's Store, Edna's Beauty Salon, and the post office before becoming a long-time loyal employee of the Weyburn Co-op. Many people will remember her as Manager of the coffee bar, she always had a comment for everyone. The last few years she worked at the Farm and Home, which she enjoyed as well Mom loved her cottage at Kenosee Lake where she was always puttering at something. She seldom sat still but when she did her hands were busy crocheting and knitting beautiful tablecloths and afghans. Mom's pride and joy were her grandsons, Jay, Mike, and Ryan, she was always concerned about them and was very interested in their lives right to the end. Mom's home for the last 3 years has been at Souris Valley where she not only received wonderful care but made many new friendships with other residents and especially the caregivers. (Thank you so very much from all our family) Predeceased by her parents, Roy and Alice Jordan; brother Donald Jordan; sister Lillian McLeod. Sister-in-law Jenny Jordan and brother-in-law Leslie McLeod. Marjory will be sadly missed and lovingly remembered by her daughter Trudy (Robert) Fisher of Saskatoon, SK. Grandchildren Jason (Crystal) Fisher, and Shea; Michael Fisher, Ryan Fisher, all of Saskatoon, SK. Sisters Frances McLeod of Weyburn, Sk; Gertrude (Fred) LaRocque of Regina, SK. Brothers Murray Jordan of Langely, B.C.; Clarence (Olive) Jordan of Salmon Arm, B.C.; brother-in-law Hugh McLeod of Weyburn, SK As well as numerous nieces, nephew, relatives and friends. Marjory's pallbearers were Carman McLeod; Barry LaRocque; Doug LaRocque; Paul Kuling: Les LaRocque; Kevin Hallberg.
JORDAN - Jean Louise (nee Fladager). On Friday, October 10, 2003, Jean Louise Jordan, late of Weyburn passed away at Weyburn Special Care Home at the age of 88 years. Predeceased by her parents, Martin and Louise Fladager; her first husband, Keith Fletcher in 1963; her second husband, Alf Jordan in 1970; son-in-law, Ernie Tymoschuk; grandson, Mark Tymoschuk; great grandson, Kyle Wright and seven brothers and sisters. Jean will be lovingly remembered by her family: son, Bill (Dorothea) Fletcher of Weyburn and daughter, Donna (Martin) Frederiksen of Maple Ridge, BC; grandchildren: Lannie (Kevin) Wright, Nancy (Jeff) Molder, Chad (Pamela) Fletcher and Tammy Tymoschuk; eight great grandchildren; brother, Sam (Edith) Fladager of Abbotsford, BC as well as numerous nieces and nephews. Jean Lousie Jordan was born in Khedive on September 29, 1915 to Martin and Louise Fladager. She was raised in a large family of Norweigen decent. Jean took her schooling to Grade 12, then her nursing, becoming a Licenced Practical Nurse. On June 6, 1937 she married Keith Fletcher in Weyburn. They lived in Weyburn, where they raised their son and daughter and Jean worked as an LPN at the Weyburn General Hospital. She was a member of the Alexandria Rebekah Lodge #14, the Presbyterian Church and the Nursing Union Association. In her spare time, Jean enjoyed knitting, bowling, playing bingo and watching sports on TV, especially baseball. After the passing of her second husband, Alf Jordan, she decided to move to the then new Bison Manor, where she resided for many years until moving to the Weyburn Special Care Home. She will be lovingly remembered and sadly missed by all her relatives and friends. Funeral services were held Tuesday, October 14 at 2:00 p.m. from Fletcher Funeral Chapel, Weyburn with Rev. John Ferrier officiating. Interment followed in Hillcrest Cemetery, Weyburn. Pallbearers were: Chad Fletcher, Jeff Molder, Myron Fletcher, Larry Fletcher, Fergus Fladager and Mark Johnston.
JORDAN - Mildred (nee Collinge). On Friday, January 11, 2008, Mildred Jordan passed away at the Regina General Hospital at the age of 80 years. Predeceased by her father and mother, George and Annie Collinge, six brothers: Jim, George, Harry, Jack, Eric and Roy; one son, Grady and one daughter, Leslie. Mildred will be lovingly remembered by her husband, Bernard of Weyburn; two sons: Craig and Kirby Jordan and one daughter, Gina (Bill) Abel; eight grandchildren and 17 great grandchildren; and one sister, Annie Shuttleworth; as well as several nieces and nephews. Mildred Collinge was born July 17, 1927 at Eston. She began her hairdressing career in Saskatoon, then opened her own business in Watrous. In 1957 she moved to Weyburn, and owned and operated Jordan's Beauty Salon. Due to ill health, she retired in 2006. Prayers were said Monday, January 14 at 7:00 p.m. from Fletcher Funeral Chapel, Weyburn. The Funeral Mass was held Tuesday, January 15 at 10:30 a.m. from St. Vincent de Paul Roman Catholic Church, Weyburn, with Father Gerry Bauche Celebrant. Interment followed at Green Acres Memorial Gardens, Weyburn. The active pallbearers were: Dave Williams, Ron Madsen, Mike Jordan, Travis Jordan, Mark Cale and Ross Johnson.
JUNCIC - Kimberley Dawn (nee Dickie). It is with deep sorrow that the family of Kimberley Dawn Juricic announces her sudden passing on January 17, 2010 in Cranbrook, British Columbia at 42 years of age. Kim was born July 12, 1967 in Weyburn. She was such an amazing woman, mother, wife and friend. She taught us to live life to the fullest. She is a perfect example of unconditional love and acceptance. Our family will forever be better for knowing her! We miss her! Kim is survived by her loving husband Tony; her son Sheldon; her daughter Alexandra; her parents Edwin and Matilda Dickie; one sister: Jacqueline; two brothers: Timothy (Eloise) and Aaron (Jennifer); her father-in-law: Franko (and family) and numerous nieces and nephews and cousins. Kim was predeceased by her grandparents and mother-in-law Lorna. A memorial service for Kim was held at the Cranbrook Alliance Church at 2:30 pm on Friday, January 22, 2010.
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KABBEKE - Gustoph John Kabbeke died suddenly September 4, 2004 in Regina General Hospital at age 59. He was born January 13, 1945 in Reston, MB. Gus was predeceased by his parents, Remi and Elsie; his daughter, Sylvia Anne in 1997; a brother, Albert in 2000; nephews, Tony in 1995 and Kevin in 2003. Gus is survived and lovingly remembered by his wife, Linda; his son, Blair; his stepson, Kyle; seven grandchildren, Christopher, Michael, Timmy, Amanda, Kelsey, Ryan and Cody; his siblings, Mary and Andy, Christine, Peggy and Steve, Anna and Alfred; as well as numerous nieces, nephews and special friends. Gus was raised on a mixed farm just south of Sinclair, MB. From the time he was a youngster into adulthood, Gus spent a great deal of time at the skating and curling rink in the winter. He was involved in coaching children in baseball and hockey. In 1983/84 he coached the Sinclair Commo-dores hockey club in Sinclair. He also served on the Community Rink Board, on the Sinclair Hall Board and was a charter member of the Sinclair Lions Club. Gus was always a very hard worker. When he farmed, he also did custom crop spraying for other farmers. Gus was a people person and was always willing to lend a hand to anyone who needed help to put up a building or take off a crop. For the past 16 years, Gus had a part-time business "Sweeping and Painting". He painted the lines in numerous parking lots in southeastern Saskatchewan. Gus was an employee of the City of Weyburn for over 18 years. He improved the city's methods used to replace broken water lines, and helped keep the lift stations working. He especially enjoyed operating the city's heavy equipment, including the grader, the blower and the front end loader. He loved maintaining and operating the centre line paint machine used to paint the city's street lines. Whenever it snowed, Gus was one of the city workers who cleared the snow away. If the snow started to accumulate it didn't matter whether it was Sunday at 2 a.m. or 2 p.m. when the call came Gus went to work. Gus received several safety awards. The funeral aervice for Gus was held on Friday, September 10, at 2:00 p.m. at the Free Methodist Church, Weyburn, with Pastor John Enns-Wind and Pastor Mike Szabo officiating. Rev. John Ferrier delivered the eulogy. All of his co-workers at the City Work Shop were his honorary pallbearers. Active pallbearers were Rick Anderson, Joe Cop, Brian Hayward, Norman Gates, Jim MacKenzie and Jim Skelton. A graveside service and interment followed on Saturday, September 11, at Sinclair Community Cemetery, Sinclair, MB with Rev. John Ferrier officiating.
KALENCHUK - Mary (nee Potyra), who has resided at St. Michael's Nursing Home in Edmonton, AB for the last 12 years, passed away on Thursday, January 10, 2002 at the age of 89, born in Weyburn on February 23, 1912. Mary is predeceased by her husband Steve, parents Peter and Pauline Potyra and 12 siblings; she is survived by her two sons: Bill (Linda) of Calgary, AB, Stephen (Elaine) of Edmonton, AB; daughter Barb of Calgary, AB; and one brother Tony (Francis) of Weyburn; five grandchildren: Twyla, Susan, Michael, Jordana, and Tammy; one great grandson Zackary and numerous nieces and nephews. She will be fondly remembered for her by-jingle and greatly missed by all.
KALK - Myra Alice "Bonnie" (nee Carlisle) of Yorkton, formerly of Regina, Buffalo Narrows and Weyburn passed away on Sunday, March 15, 2009 at the Yorkton Regional Health Centre. She was seventy-nine years of age. Bonnie was born on November 23, 1929 in Weyburn to Melvin Leroy (Rick) and Ruby Alice Carlisle. Bonnie's only sister Myrna was born in April 1931. Myrna and her family now reside in Santa Rosa, California. Growing up in Weyburn, Bonnie was an ardent member of the Weyburn Winter Club where she enjoyed teaching figure skating. After high school she worked at the Weyburn Co-op Creamery and later the Weyburn Mental Hospital. In the fall of 1952 Bonnie joined Fantasy on Ice, skating professionally for two years, touring Canada and the northern United States from coast to coast. In January 1956 Bonnie married Lyle Kalk of Indian Head. Her twins Kenneth and Kathleen were born in November of 1956. In 1961 Bonnie completed her training as a Psychiatric Nurse. She worked at the General Hospital in Regina for seventeen years rising to the position of Associate Director of Nursing for Psychiatry, and raising her children in Regina as a single parent. In 1978, at the age of 49, Bonnie moved north to Buffalo Narrows where she worked as the Community Mental Health Nurse for that region until 1987. During those years she developed a deep appreciation of the wilderness and people of the north, and in her words, "learned a lot about spirituality and acceptance." Her first granddaughter, Kennedy Warren, was born in 1984. Her grandson Joseph Warren was born in 1986 and granddaughters Megan Kalk in 1990 and Sheenah Kalk in 1993. Her grandchildren were a great source of joy to her, particularly in the latter years of her life spent in Regina on Leopold Crescent. In 1987, discontent with early retirement from the north, Bonnie re-entered the work force, this time teaching a two-year diploma program for chemical dependency workers at the Regional College in Yorkton. Later she was hired to write and deliver several personal development programs in Kamsack, Fort Qu'Appelle, Canora and Estevan. In 2002 Bonnie acted as a key advisor and player in The Weyburn Project, an innovative site-specific performance at the Weyburn Mental Hospital. Bonnie's contributions were varied and many and she touched the lives of countless people in both her personal and professional lives. She will be fondly remembered for her warm generous spirit and independent forthright personality. She will be sadly missed by all who knew her. The family gratefully acknowledges the compassionate care given by the staff of the Intensive Care Unit at the Yorkton Regional Hospital during the final days of Bonnie's life. Bonnie passed away on Sunday March 15, 2009 at the Yorkton Regional Health Centre. Bonnie leaves to celebrate her life her two children and their families: son, Ken (Eva) Kalk of Yorkton and daughter, Kathleen Carlisle (Garry Walsh) of Bethune, one sister Myrna Stager, as well as numerous nieces, nephews relatives and friends. A Celebration of Life service was held on Wednesday, March 18 from the Yorkton Memorial Gardens Family Centre with Lenore Ostlund, C.L.A. of Good Shepherd Lutheran Church officiating. Words of remembrance were shared by Lenore Ostlund and Kelli Schuster. Readings were done by daughter-in-law Eva and granddaughters, Kennedy and Sheenah. Granddaughters, Megan and Kennedy participated in a candle litany. Bonnie's children Ken & Kathleen served as the urnbearers. A memorial reception followed with family and friends sharing stories of Bonnie's life.
KAMARAUS - Robert Charles. It is with great sadness that we announce the unexpected but peaceful passing of Robert Charles Kamaraus. Bob passed on in his sleep at the Weyburn Special Care Home in the early morning hours of Saturday, January 15, 2012, at the age of 57 years. Bob was predeceased by his father and mother, Kasmir Kamaraus and Adeline Podruski; step-father, Mike Podruski; mother and father-in-law, Theola and George Pepper. Bob is survived by his loving wife Dorothy Kamaraus, Weyburn; son, James (Sarah Greaves) Kamaraus, Weyburn; sister, Diane (Ken) Bialek and their daughter Kerry, Beausejour, MB. He is also survived by his wife’s siblings: Beverley (Art) Perry, Saskatoon; Lucy (Greg) Smith, Central Square, NY; Lance (Barb) Pepper, St. Albert, AB; Mickey (Murray) Mattice, Regina; Janet (Dave) Olson, Calgary, AB; Velda (Grant) Varley, Regina, along with many aunts, uncles, cousins, numerous nieces, nephews and friends. Bob was born on August 4, 1954 in Beausejour, Manitoba and having been diagnosed with scurvy at birth, he was off to a rough start. He was so fragile that his mother would carry him around on a pillow but Bob was a fighter and grew into a boy that was perhaps a bit of a handful - his sister recalls a time their father caught him about to jump off the roof using a towel as a parachute. Bob left Beausejour in 1970 to work on his uncle’s farm in the Griffin area and remained there for a year or two before moving on to Weyburn. In the years that followed he worked at numerous jobs in and around the community. In 1975 he married Dorothy Pepper of Weyburn and together they had one son, James. By 1977, Bob was a Welding Apprentice and enjoyed various courses over the next few years in pursuit of a career in welding. Sadly, Bob was diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis in April 1982 - followed closely by Aortic Valve Replacement Surgery in October that same year. His MS progressed gradually over several years until mobility became an issue. That’s when he got his first medi-cart and he was on the go from then on! He particularly enjoyed the daily trips (rain or shine) to join his coffee buddies in the mall. In August 2009, Bob moved into the Weyburn Special Care Home and immediately settled right in - it was home! Bob was a special person and took part in almost everything they had to offer – bingo, dominoes, shuffleboard tournaments, trips to the bowling alley or steak and pub nites- you name it and he was good to go. In the summer he enjoyed helping in the garden and always looked forward to visits from Barb and her dog “Hunny”, mealtime with his friends and of course visits with his wife Dorothy, who dropped by whenever she could manage. In 2011, Bob participated in the "Silver Fox Run" organized for the residents of the Care Home as a fund raiser for the Terry Fox Foundation and was very pleased when he was presented an award for raising the most money. Bob had a great sense of humour and always enjoyed a good joke. He did have trouble however, actually telling one – with his giggle breaks and chuckling throughout, it sometimes took forever, but you would inevitably end up laughing – no matter what the pun! Life was most certainly not easy but, Bob never complained. Whenever someone asked “How are you feeling?” the answer was always the same - “good!” - We will miss you Bob - In honouring Bob’s wishes a funeral service was held on Friday, January 20 at 11:00 a.m. from RD Family Funeral Chapel, Weyburn with Rev. John Ferrier, officiating. Interment will take place at a later date in St. Mary’s Cemetery, Beausejour, MB.
KARLSON - Doreen (nee Kosior). With much sorrow and sadness, we announce the passing of our mother, Doreen Karlson on May 23, 2013 at the age of 66. Born on November 6, 1946 in Regina, she is predeceased by her parents, John and Phyllis Kosior and her daughter, Debbie Kosior. She is survived by her loving daughters, Le Anne Welburn, Weyburn; Wanda Snow, Winnipeg; loyal sons-in-law, Michael Welburn and Scott Snow; granddaughters, Jordan and Brooke Snow; sisters Joan (Wayne) Drouillard-Honig, Weyburn; Donna (Edd) Patenaude, Edmonton, AB; Brenda (John) Evans, Edmonton, AB; Louise Edwards, BC; brothers Curt (Jan) Kosior, Lacombe, AB; and Steve Short, Calgary, AB. Doreen lived in Weyburn for over 60 years, where she raised her family with pride and devotion. She overcame many, many obstacles in her life with grace, courage, and unwavering strength. Her faith in her family and in something more divine than us guided her always. By her example, she taught us to love without fear, forgive without resentment, stand loyal to those you love, no matter what, and have compassion for others, as you have no idea what path they are walking. In addition to being a loving and nurturing mother to her own children, she extended her love to the children of others, caring for numerous children over the years and treating them as though they were her own. Her unconditional love and support of those near and dear to her live on. She is deeply, deeply missed. Funeral service was held at 2:00 p.m. on Monday May 27th at RD Family Funeral Chapel, Weyburn. Pastor Bryan Keough lovingly officiated her service. Interment followed at Hillcrest Cemetery, Weyburn
KARCHUK - Mary Evelyn. On Saturday, May 26, 2007, Mary Evelyn Karchuk passed away at the Weyburn Special Care Home at the age of 87 years. Predeceased by her husband, John Karchuk; a daughter in infancy, Maryann and daughter, Lillian, two sons, Raymond and Clarence; as well as numerous brothers and sisters. Mary is survived by two daughters, Jean (Fred) Reder and Jane (Don) Sherbina; one sister, Bernadette, one brother, Roch; as well as numerous grandchildren and great grandchildren, nieces and nephews. A memorial service was held Wednesday, May 30 at 10:30 a.m. from St. Vincent de Paul Roman Catholic Church, Weyburn, with Father Gerry Bauche officiating. Interment followed in Green Acres Memorial Gardens, Weyburn.
KASTORY - Janette Wilhelmina (nee Oepkes). On Sunday, September 17, 2000 Janette Wilhelmina Kastory, late of Weyburn, passed away at the age of 75 years. Predeceased by an infant daughter, her parents, Wessel and Elise Oepkes, one sister Hettie Schmidt, one brother Reinhart Oepkes. Janette is survived by her husband, John of Weyburn; three daughters: Margaret (Brian) Loos of Weyburn, Elise (Bill) Stadler of Weyburn and Jane (Cameron) Kerr of Goodwater; grandchildren: Sarah, Christine and Justine Loos, Matthew, Jennifer, Rebecca and Jonathan Stadler, Jason and Andrew Kerr; three brothers: John (Lotti) of Winnipeg, George (Inge) of Winnipeg, William (Sophie) of Germany; three sisters: Elise (Willie) Glaske of Germany, Karin Friedrich of Germany, Elizabeth (Anton) Jansen of Germany; one sister-in-law Renate Oepkes of California; one brother-in-law Willie Schmidt of Germany; as well as many nieces and nephews. Janette was born in Fulkom, Germany on October 24, 1924, the second youngest of nine children born to Wessel and Elise Opekes. She attended school in Fulkom. She came to Canada in 1953 and lived in Winnipeg until 1960. On August 4, 1960 she married John Kastory in Weyburn, and they made their home in Weyburn, later moving back to their farm in 1985. In earlier years Janette enjoyed gardening, helping on the farm and being with her family, especially her nine grandchildren. She was able to return to Germany four times to visit family and friends. John and Janette recently celebrated their 40th wedding anniversary. A memorial service was held Thursday, September 21 from Hastings-Dionne Funeral Chapel, Weyburn, with Rev. John Ferrier officiating. Interment followed in Hillcrest Cemetery, Weyburn.
KATER - Diane Marie (nee Nimegeers) of Weyburn, passed away Thursday, November 9, 2000 at the age of 62. Diane was predeceased by her parents, Michael and Margeurite Nimegeers and her sister-in-law, Eva Nimegeers. Diane is survived by her loving husband, Walter Kater of Weyburn; two daughters: Lisa Marie Rose and Lori Rose of Victoria, BC; two sons: Jeffrey Rose (Christina VanAert) of Victoria, BC, and his two children, Matthew and Caitlin Rose of Las Vegas, Nevada; daughter-in-law, Lisa Kae Rose of Las Vegas; Gregory Rose (Karen Moore) of Ottawa, ON; one sister: Shirley (Brian) Hall of Santa Maria, CA; two brothers: Robert (Theresa) Nimegeers of Radville; Melvin (Edith) Nimegeers of Radville; as well as numerous nieces and nephews, family and friends. Diane was born October 26, 1938 in Weyburn and lived on the family farm west of Radville. Diane's father joined the army in 1939 and was discharged in 1940, when Diane's mother passed away. When Diane's father rejoined the army in 1941, Diane, her sister and two brothers went to the Convent in Forget. Diane spent her summer months away from the convent at her grandparent's farm, and her Aunt Elsie's. In 1949 Diane attended the country school in Troy, which was 2.5 miles from the family farm. She completed high school in Radville and then went to Regina for Secretarial School and Modeling School, after which she worked in Regina. Diane married in Weyburn and had her four children. Diane was part owner and an integral part of the family business, Rose's Men's Wear and The Jean Loft. Diane then was receptionist at Nimegeers, Schuck, Wormsbecker and Bobbitt Law Office in Weyburn from 1986 to 1989 (N.S.W.B.). She then moved for a short while to Victoria, before returning to Weyburn. Diane met and fell in love with Walter Kater and they were married on June 22, 1991. Diane returned to work at N.S.W.B. until she became ill in April 1998. Diane loved to cook and bake, and was famous for her desserts. She enjoyed golf, darts, curling and loved walking. She was a member of the Alexandria Rebekah Lodge and the Royal Canadian Legion Ladies Auxiliary. She also enjoyed volunteering for the Cancer Society, the Heart and Stroke Fund and the Special Olympics. Diane loved Saskat-chewan and was a proud Canadian. Many people experienced Diane's warmth and positive outlook on life. She will be dearly missed by all of those who knew her. Memorial service was held on Wed., November 15 at 2:00 p.m. from St. Vincent de Paul Roman Catholic Church, Weyburn, with Father Hengen Celebrant. Honorary pallbearers were: Nellie Teesdale, Isabelle Butters, Willie Litschke, Phyllis Ksenych, Dorothy Gasnarek, Elaine Toye. A special thank you to Dr. Haidash and the staff of the Weyburn General Hospital, all of the wonderful people from our community who spent many hours with Diane while she was in the hospital and Duane Dionne who was incredible.
KATER - Lana Diane (nee McPeek), late of Weyburn, passed away on Monday, May 2, 2005 at the age of 39. Lana was predeceased by her grandparents: Arthur and Ruby McPeek, Joe and Marjorie Prizeman. She is survived by her parents: Arthur and Gail McPeek; her husband: Gregory Kater, her three children: Brittany Gail Diane Kater, Jenna Carley Rae Kater and Kirkland Gregory Kater; her pals: Mister and Yogi (cat and dog); her brothers and sister: Kevin McPeek (Carol), Bryan McPeek (Valorie), Rany McPeek (Norma) and Patti McPeek (John); her father-in-law and mother-in-law: Carl and Shirley Kater as well as numerous nieces and nephews and extended family. Lana was born on June 5, 1965 in the Grey Nuns Hospital, Regina. She attended Rosemont Elementary School and later Martin Collegiate high school in Regina. She lived her life to the fullest and most of all, loved being a mother to her three children. The Service of Remembrance for Lana was held on Saturday, May 7, at 2:00 p.m. from Grace United Church, Weyburn, with Rev. Hazel Arbon Officiating. All in attendance were considered honorary pallbearers. Interment will be held at a later date.
KAUFMANN - Matthew Jared Brent was born March 6, 1981 in Weyburn. Matt died in a car accident April 7, 1999. Matt was predeceased by his papa Omer Roysum on January 30, 1999. He is survived by his parents, Brent and Gwen Kaufmann, sister, Amy and brother Tanner (special friend Jodi Boers); grandparents Joseph and Nina Kaufmann of Weyburn and Lorraine Roysum of Beaubier; great grandparents Mert and Hattie Toso of Radville; aunts and uncles Patricia and Arnold Leatherdale, Brian and Sharon Kaufmann, Debbie and Kitch Milford, Garnet and Elaine Roysum, Gaylord and Kelly Roysum; cousins Chad, Riley (Elissa), Brandon (Joanne), Kirsten (Colin), Joey (Amanda), Cory, Shane, Megan, Halie and Logan; step-cousins Darren (Kelly), Deana (Bob), Devin (Amy), Tammy (Bruce), Angie (Rick) and Aunt Myrna. Matt lived life to the fullest. It seemed as though his cup was always brimming over. He was gentle, compassionate and caring. He was a good listener and generous with his time. Matt had the most wonderful sense of humour. He was intelligent, artistically and musically talented and a natural athlete. Matt's abilities led him to a13 year involvement with hockey, which he shared with his Dad and brother; football (Usher Unicorns) and participation with the Usher Collegiate Choral Group, which he shared with his sister. Matt's teachers and coaches often remarked to his parents that he displayed qualities of sportsmanship and respect for others. Matt loved to hunt and fish with his Dad, brother, grandpa, uncles and cousins. Matt was a confirmed member of Faith Lutheran Church. His faith was being carefully nurtured by his Mom, who freely shared her beliefs with her son. Matt had a legion of friends; a testament to the kind of young man he was. His death has left a huge hole in the hearts of his family and friends. He is greatly loved and will be sorely missed. A prayer service was held on Sunday, April 11 at 7:00 p.m. in the Chapel of the Unser-Rise Funeral Home, 2080 E. Victoria Ave. The funeral service was held Monday, April 12 at 2:00 p.m. in Faith Lutheran Church, 370 McIntosh St. N., Regina with Pastor Dennis Fingas officiating.
KAUFMANN - Brian Garth Kaufmann (January 23, 1952 - September 13, 2001) of Weyburn, passed away peacefully, surrounded by the love of his family on September 13, 2001 at the Regina General Hospital. Brian was predeceased by his nephew Matt Kaufmann. He is survived by his best friend and wife Sharon, loving son Joey and his wife Amanda; children Darren and Kelly Ferner and grandsons Brady, Dylan and Mason; Deana and Bob Peterson; Devin and Amy Ferner; parents Joe and Nina Kaufmann, mother-in-law Frances McIver, sister and brother-in-law Patricia and Arnold Leatherdale, brother and sister-in-law Brent and Gwen Kaufmann, nieces and nephews, Brandon (Joanne Denis) and Kirsten (Colin Warnecke) Leatherdale; Amy and Tanner Kaufmann and Joey's sisters Tammy (Bruce) Kwochka, Angie (Rick) Giroux and families, as well as a large extended family of aunts, uncles and cousins. Brian is also survived by brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law Shirley (Eddie) Bartlett, Johnny (Myrna) McIver, Carol (Jim) Gilchrist and their families. Brian was a great friend to all who knew him. He loved and is loved by his family and friends. Brian had a special bond with kids and spent most of his life coaching ball and hockey. Brian, "Coach" had a special way with everyone he coached. Kids responded to him and all of them became close to Brian. His competitiveness was strong in coaching and life. With everything he did he gave 110%. Brian loved working with wood and tools. He became an exceptional carpenter and this was acknowledged by many people, whether it be at craft shows or renovations. He did it all. Brian also worked in sales for many years and, of course, excelled. He won top feed salesman of the year for Western Canada when he was with Federated Co-op. Brian had a great sense of humor and had a special way of telling stories. He loved to tease and liked it when others teased on him. Brian is going to be missed by everyone who knew him. We are all grateful to have had all the time we shared with him, even though it was cut short. Brian will be in our hearts always. He has changed our lives forever. The funeral service was held on Monday, September 17 at 2:00 p.m. in Grace United Church, Weyburn, with Rev. Gary Goran officiating. Interment to follow at Hillcrest Cemetery.
KAUFMANN - Elaine V. (nee Fettes) late of Bison Manor, Weyburn, passed away suddenly on Thursday, April 24, 2008 at the age of 79 years. Elaine was predeceased by her husband, Charles; her parents, Maggie and Jack Fettes; her brothers: Alfred, Jack and Allan Fettes; three sisters-in-law and three brothers-in-law. Elaine will be lovingly remember by her children: Ryan (Desmond) McKenzie, Tribune and their children: Leslie (Rob), Holly and Reed; Keith (Linda) Kaufmann, Ceylon and their children: Shane (Alexis) and their children [Keaton, Kamrie and Kohen] and Stacey; Margo Kaufmann, Edmonton, AB and her children: Jayne (Craig) and their son, [Nash] and Charles; Trudy Kaufmann, Calgary, AB; two sisters: Gertie Boyd, London, ON and Mary Duthie, Weyburn; a brother, Norman Fettes, Assiniboia; sisters-in-law and brothers-in-law; as well as many nieces, nephews and special friends. Elaine was born on June 27, 1928 at the family farm, southwest of Gladmar. She was the youngest child of Jack and Maggie Fettes. Elaine attended Hummingbird country school and finished her high school in Minton. Elaine married Charlie Kaufmann on June 30, 1949. They lived on a farm southwest of Ceylon where they raised their family of four children. Charlie died in April of 1971 and Elaine and her youngest daughter, Trudy, moved to Weyburn in the fall. Elaine worked at Souris Valley Extended Care Hospital as a nurse's aid. She also worked at Eaton's in the furniture department and at the Weyburn Coop Lumber Yard. Elaine was a member of the CWL and the Royal Purple for many years. Her special interests included cooking, canning, baking, knitting and playing cards. One of our favorite childhood memories is of coming home from school to the aroma of freshly baked bread. Her cinnamon buns were truly amazing. She will be remembered by her children as a wonderful mother, filled with inspiration, unconditional love and encouragement. She brightened many lives with her warmth, joy and laughter. Some days she was a confidante, listening to their troubles, some days she was their audience, applauding their accomplishments. She was a shoulder to lean on and even some days, the gentle push they needed to go on. Her kids are so proud of her for her inner strength and independence. She was a woman of honor and integrity. She truly knew the meaning of living one day at a time. Her friends at the Manor will always remember her for her cheery morning phone calls of encouragement, her spirit for playing cards, her perfect crib hand last fall and her daily taxi to the Dairy Queen. Prayers were held for Elaine on Sunday, April 27, at 7:00 p.m. from RD Family Funeral Chapel, Weyburn. The Funeral Mass was held on Monday, April 28, at 1:00 p.m. at St. Vincent de Paul Roman Catholic Church, Weyburn, SK with Father Gerry Bauche, celebrant. The pallbearers were Shane Kaufmann, Charles McPhee, Reed McKenzie, Craig Holmes, Rob Bjolverud and Donnie Bourassa. Interment followed at Ceylon Cemetery.
KAUFMANN - Sharon Beverley (nee McIver) April 11, 1950 - March 12, 2010. It is with great sadness, we announce the untimely passing of Sharon, 59 years young: Mom, Grandma, Sister, Aunt and Friend. Sharon will be lovingly remembered and sadly missed by her children: Darren and Becca, Deana and Bob, Devin and Amy; her "most treasured possessions" grandchildren: Brady, Mason, Dylan, Hanna, Owen and Nathan; her brother-in-law, Eddie Bartlett; her brother Johnny and Myrna McIver; her sister, Carol and Jim Gilchrist, many special nieces, nephews and friends. Sharon was predeceased by her parents, Allan and Frances McIver; husband Brian Kaufmann; sister Shirley Bartlett. Sharon blessed many people throughout her life with kindness, compassion, and laughter. Sharon raised her three children with an incredible amount of love, pride, patience, music, and of course, laughter. Her love was unconditional, and her pride and encouragement were never ending. Sharon's grandchildren were her pride and joy. She provided love and encouragement only a grandma could provide. Her grandchildren were also very loving and supportive to their beloved Grandma. Whether it was telling her how pretty she was while brushing her hair and rubbing her feet, or helping her recover from illness by writing, "No more wheelchair, Grandma! Always walk with your legs!" Sharon's grandchildren looked with wonder at this woman who overflowed with love in a way that is very rarely seen. Sharon took great pride in her work as well. She received an award of excellence in customer service from the TD Bank which she was very proud of. It's hard to imagine, in this day and age, someone wanting to stand in line a little longer, but there were some bank customers who would wait just to have Sharon look after them. Sharon was blessed to work with incredible people and friends at the bank, but there was something out of the ordinary about what she provided for her customers. Like all of her relationships, Sharon had an ability to make every person feel like their lives were important, and she would take time to ask questions about their families or jobs, and more importantly, truly listen to their answers. Sharon also had a love for every single season and holiday. She couldn't wait for the next special time of year to arrive. Decorations and clothes for every occasion and holiday. She also owned what could be one of Canada's most comprehensive collection of singing and dancing plush animals! Funny sounding songs and awkward looking animals that she had bought or received as gifts, brought a smile to everyone who saw her seasonal, electronic zoo. Through the loss of loved ones, countless doctor appointments, numerous surgeries and physio sessions, Sharon always found a way to focus on the future and the possibility of get-togethers with family, hockey games, concerts, or time with friends. She used these things to push herself to get better which she was well on her way to doing. Sharon's children and grandchildren were also able to watch as she became a friend and a pillar to not just other family members, but to people she had met through her life. People that may have remained strangers but became special friends. For years, she showed the same kindness and compassion to others as she did her own children, and this became the support system that she became so fond of during her illness and recovery. "We are so lucky." That was something Sharon said a lot. Her enthusiasm and feelings of luck came for no other reason but the privilege of being together with family and good friends. Sharon's children and grandchildren are so lucky to have the blessing of following the footsteps of an incredible Mom, Grandma, Sister, Aunt and Friend. Sharon has has provided us with a blueprint on how to truly make a difference in the lives of children, family and strangers. A celebration of Sharon's life was held on Thursday March 18 at 2:00 p.m. from Grace United Church, Weyburn, with Rev. M. Barnabas officiating. Interment followed at Hillcrest Cemetery, Weyburn. Honorary Pallbearers were "all her grandchildren" along with Cheryl and Jim MacKenzie, Dana and Ken Dean, Myrna and Bill Pulfer, Gaylene and Murray Johnston. Active Pallbearers were Keith Bartlett, Ron Bartlett, Curtis Gilchrist, Doug Weimer, Scott Hill and Korey McIver.
KEEDWELL - Alfred "George". On Thursday, April 15, 1999, Alfred "George" Keedwell, late of Weyburn, passed away at the age of 95 years. Predeceased by his parents, Alfred and Sara Keedwell; four sisters: Hellen Robinson, Ruth Barnes, Laura Armstrong and Kathleen Keedwell. George leaves to mourn his loving wife of 65 years, Mary of Weyburn; two daughters: Justine Keedwell of Weyburn and Georgia Anne (Peter) Jensen of Weyburn; four grandsons: Trevor (Debbie) Jensen and their children: Brayden and Mikyla; Peter Jr. (Joanne) Jensen and their children: Colton, Kaylyn and Kelsey; Trent (Tina) Jensen and their children: Tanner, Codi and Christopher (Twyla Peterson) Jensen, as well as several nieces and nephews. Alfred was born January 20, 1904 in Virden, MB. He started school in Virden, then Wolseley and Saskatoon. He learned the meat cutting trade from his dad and then went to Brandon where he became a meat cutter. In 1929 he started with Safeways in Regina. In 1941 he took over his dad's meat shop in Grenfell, SK. He married Mary Biffle on June 28, 1934 in Regina. They had two daughters, Justine and Georgia. Alfred loved fishing. Their cottage is at Crooked Lake and he loved to spend the summer there with his 'boys.' He was a councilman at Grenfell, a 50 years member and had a life membership with the Masons-Grenfell, a member of the Eastern Star at Grenfell and Weyburn, and on the Board of Stuards for the United Church in Grenfell. In 1994 Alfred and Mary celebrated 60 years of marriage and this June would have been married for 65 years. They lived in Regina from 1934 to 1941, Grenfell from 1941 to 1986 and then Weyburn since 1986. A memorial service was held Tuesday, April 20 at 1:00 p.m. from Fletcher Funeral Chapel, Weyburn with Bill Corkum officiating minister. Interment will be at a later date. All his grandsons were honorary pallbearers.
KEEDWELL - Justine Sarah, late of Weyburn, passed away on Sunday, November 16th, 2008. Justine was predeceased by her parents: George and Mary Keedwell. Justine is survived by her sister, Georgia (Peter) Jensen, Weyburn; her nephews: Peter (Joanne) Jensen, Trent (Tina) Jensen, Chris (Tammy) Jensen and Trevor (Debbie) Jensen, all of Weyburn; nine great nieces and nephews along with many friends. The Service of Remembrance was held on Thursday, November 20th at 2:00 p.m. at RD Family Funeral Chapel, Weyburn with Rev. M. Barnabas officiating. All in Attendance were considered Honorary Pallbearers. Interment followed at Hillcrest Cemetery, Weyburn.
KEEDWELL - Mary (nee Ziffle), late of Weyburn, passed away on Friday April 23, 2004. Predeceased by her husband George in 1999; 14 brothers and sisters: Emma Asmussen, Ida Unruh, Christina Erfle, Emil Ziffle, Mathilda Reimer, George Ziffle, Johanna Murdoch, Justine McArthur, Emily Lyon, Elsie Guzin, Albert Ziffle, John Ziffle, Eric Ziffle and Herbert Ziffle. Mary is survived by her daughters: Justine Keedwell, Weyburn; and Georgia (Peter) Jensen, Weyburn; four grandsons: Trevor (Debbie) Jensen and their children, Brayden and Mykyla; Peter (Joanne) Jensen and their children, Colton, Kaylyn and Kelsey; Trent (Tina) Jensen and their children, Codi and Tanner; Chris Jensen (Tammy Coghill and her daughter Hannah), all of Weyburn, as well as numerous nieces and nephews. Mary was born on January 19, 1908 in the Province of Bessarabia, South Russia. She came to Irwin, AB in 1911 and later moved to Regina where she worked as a seamstress. She married George Keedwell June 28, 1934. They moved to Grenfell in 1941 when George took over his dad's meat shop. Mary was the librarian at Grenfell. George and Mary moved to Weyburn in 1986. Mary belonged to the United Church Women, the Rebekahs and the Eastern Star in both Grenfell and Weyburn. She was also a member of the Weyburn Artist's Club. A memorial service was held on Saturday May 1, at 2:00 p.m. from Grace United Church, Weyburn, with Gary W. Goran officiating. Mary's grandsons, Trevor, Peter, Trent and Chris were honorary pallbearers. Interment followed at Hillcrest Cemetery, Weyburn.
KEEFE - Lillian Marie (nee Sorsdahl) Garland Keefe. On Tuesday, May 23, 2000, Lillian Marie Keefe, late of Weyburn, passed away at Regina Pasqua Hospital, at the age of 77 years. Predeceased by her first husband, J. R. 'Russ' Garland in 1985; her father and mother, Alfred and Constance Sorsdahl; sister, Alice Sweeney; brothers: Louis Sorsdahl, Wilfred Sorsdahl, Lloyd Sorsdahl and Arvid Sorsdahl; and a daughter, Laura Garland. Lillian leaves to mourn her husband, Lyle Keefe of Weyburn; her children: Connie (Lorne) Roberts of High Prairie, AB; Sandra (Toger) Odegaard of Edmonton; Judy (Neil) Holmes of Red Deer, AB; John (Jean) Garland of Regina; Penny (Lynn) Roberts of Grimshaw, AB; all of the Keefe Family; numerous grandchildren and great grandchildren; three brothers: Rodney (Margaret) Dalton, Ray (Edna) Sorsdahl and Dennis (Shirley) Sorsdahl; three sisters-in-law: Marilyn Sorsdahl, Winnie Sorsdahl and Kay Sorsdahl; as well as many nieces and nephews. Lillian Marie Sorsdahl was born July 21, 1922 to Alfred and Katie Sorsdahl of Midale. She attended school in Midale and worked as a telephone operator and enlisted in the Women's Auxiliary, Canadian Army Corps. In 1944 she met and married John Russell Garland of Weyburn. They spent ten years farming and moved to Weyburn when Russ began working at Canada Wire and Cable. Russ passed away in 1985. Lillian married Lyle Keefe of Weyburn in 1995 and spent the remainder of her life in Weyburn. Lil loved gardening, sewing, quilting, friends and family. A private family funeral service was held Monday, May 29 with Rev. Fred R. Albert officiating. Interment followed in Green Acres Memorial Gardens.
KEEN - John "Jack" H. Keen, late of Weyburn, passed away on Saturday, February 2, 2008 at the age of 94 years. Jack was predeceased by his parents, Charles and Eva (Nelson) Keen; brother Charles "Nels" (Muriel "Babs" Edwards) (Keen) Haughn; sister Mary (Cecil) Barber; grandchild Robert John Doyon. Jack is survived by his wife of 66 years, Marjorie (Underwood) Keen of Weyburn; children Margaret (Horst) Zilch of Preeceville, and their children, Thomas and Eric Zilch; Shirley (Logan) Bjarnason of Stoughton, and their children, René and Micheal Doyon; David (Charlene (Honig) Keen of Weyburn, and their children Jared and Devin Keen; brother David (Pat Lalonde) (Keen) Crook of Columbus, Ohio as well as nieces, nephew, cousins and friends. Jack was born May 19, 1913 at Carievaile on his grandfather's farm. He attended Balfour Tech. In the spring of 1941 he went to work at Jim Pritchards' farm at Khedive. Marjorie Underwood began working at the farm and they married June 9, 1941. In 1945, they moved to Weyburn where they both started psychiatric nurse's training at the Saskatchewan Hospital. Jack graduated in 1948 as a Registered Psychiatric Nurse. He worked at that facility, retiring in 1978. Both he and Marjorie volunteered many years with the Canadian Mental Health Association, being founding members of the Weyburn Branch. They received a National Award for outstanding volunteer service from the CMHA in 1988 at Prince Edward Island. Most Saturdays from 1998- 2006, Jack and Marjorie rented a table at the local Farmers Market for their homemade baking, specializing in baking for diabetics. Jack joined All Saints Anglican Church at Weyburn in 1945 and over time served as janitor, Sunday School teacher, people's warden, synod delegate, lay reader and sub deacon. The eulogy delivered by a longtime friend, Erskine Sandiford to the church full of mourners spoke volumes of the community's respect and affection for this long time Weyburn resident. Funeral service was held February 6, from All Saints Anglican Church with Rev. Catherine Harper officiating. The pallbearers were Erskine Sandiford, Rod Stafford, David Keen ,Thomas Zilch, Eric Zilch and Micheal Doyon. Internment followed at Green Acres Memorial Gardens, Weyburn.
KELLEY - Franklin Leroy. On Thursday, November 9, 2000, Franklin 'Frank' Leroy Kelley, Weyburn, passed away in Weyburn at the age of 85 years. He fought a long and courageous battle with diabetes. Predeceased by his parents at Talmage, one brother Daryl Kelley, Weyburn, and one brother-in-law James Kristensen, Weyburn. He is survived by his loving wife Hazel (nee Pederson) of Weyburn; son Ray Kelley of Talmage, and daughters Shirley Dorsch of Calgary, AB, Joan Gent of Sundrie, AB, and Linda McLeod of Weyburn; one sister, Carla Kristensen of Weyburn; three sons-in-law; 11 grandchildren and eight great grandchildren. Frank was born on the family farm at Talmage on March 31, 1915 to John and Esther Kelley. He had to assume grown up farm duties at an early age when his father passed away. Frank married Hazel Pederson in 1936. He farmed on or near the original farmstead until retiring for health reasons and moving to Weyburn in 1997. Frank's love of life were his home and family, the land, and the wonders of nature. He will be sadly missed by his wife and family. Funeral service was held Monday, November 13 at 2:00 p.m. from Zion Lutheran Church, Weyburn, with Rev. Heather Lea officiating. Interment followed at Hillcrest Cemetery, Weyburn. Pallbearers were: Terry Dorsch, Rick Dorsch, Brad Dorsch, Darin McLeod, Jeff Kelley and Jim Kelley.
KELLEY - Hazel Mildred (nee Pederson) Kelley passed away at the age of 95 on Tuesday, August 2, 2011 at Weyburn. She was predeceased by her parents Peter and Mary Pederson, her husband Frank Kelley, brothers and sisters, Olga (Clarence) Ostad, Melvin (Frieda) Pederson, Arnold (Ethel Rose) Pederson, Henry (Nina) Pederson, Mabel (Martin) Peterson and Marton (Flo) Pederson; brothers-in-law, Jim and Daryl Kristensen. Hazel was born in Talmage on August 17, 1915 and was the last surviving member in a family of eight children, five boys and three girls, born to Peter and Mary Pederson. She began and completed her elementary and high school education in a one room rural schoolhouse in Talmage. Hazel married Frank Kelley on June 11, 1936 in Talmage and lived on a farm east of town for most of her life. Her life as a farmer’s wife kept her busy doing yard work, gardening and raising four children. Hazel also helped with the planting and harvesting of the crops. She had many other interests as well. Hazel loved to garden and grow many kinds of flowers. In her free time Hazel enjoyed music, curling, sewing, reading and watching Blue Jay’s baseball. Her love of music and ability to play both the piano and organ was enjoyed by many at the Talmage United Church at Sunday services. She was also an active member of the United Church Women’s group. In 1998 Frank and Hazel retired from the farm and moved into a house on 14th street in Weyburn. Hazel was a member in the Weyburn Horticultural Society. After her husband died in 2000 Hazel remained in her house until 2003 when she moved into Crocus Plains Villa. The staff and residents became her extended family until her passing at 95 years of age. Hazel loved her children and adored her grandchildren and great grandchildren. She is survived by her sister-in-law, Carla Kristensen of Weyburn; son, Ray Kelley of Weyburn, and his children, Colleen Kelley of Ottawa, ON and her children, Justine and Morgan, Jim (Deanna) Kelley of Saskatoon and their children, Mason and Marissa, Jeff Kelley (Trina) of Red Deer, AB and their children, Olivia, Hannah and Megan; three daughters, Shirley (Clarence) Dorsch of Calgary, AB and their children, Terry, Rick, Brad and his son, Michael, Diane Bender (Gary Morttier) of Gleniffer Lake, AB, Joan (Wayne) Gent of Sundre, AB and their children, Juanita (Don) Roos of Edmonton, AB and their children, Jason and Kelsey, Cindy Gent of Red Deer, AB; Linda (Carman) McLeod of Weyburn, and their children, Darin (Leona) McLeod of Saskatoon, and their children, Brandon, Keaton and Morgan, Shelly (Chad) Baudria of Weyburn, as well as numerous nieces, nephews, cousins, relatives and friends. A funeral service was held on Friday, August 5 at 2:00 pm from Fletcher Funeral Chapel, Weyburn, with Reverend M. Barnabas officiating. Interment followed in Hillcrest Cemetery, Weyburn. Pallbearers were, Darin McLeod, Jim Kelley, Terry Dorsch, Rick Dorsch, Brad Dorsch and Michael Dorsch.
KEMPTON - Estella Emerald (nee Maxwell) passed away on February 14, 2002 at Weyburn Special Care Home. She was born in Blackwater, S.D. July 24, 1909. Stella came to Weyburn in 1934 and taught at Haig School for a year, then moved to Souris School where she taught grades four, five and six until 1945, when she married Harold Kempton on July 30, 1945. They made their home in Weyburn where he was sheriff for many years. Stella was predeceased by her husband Harold. She is survived by her sister Beryl Maxwell, her brother Alec's daughters: Barbara, Carol and Jo Anne; her sister Frankie's daughters: Sharon and Beth and her brother Don's daughter Dianne; and Dianne's mother Edith; also her grand nieces and grand nephews. She was a member of the All Saints Anglican Church, The Altar Guild where she led the little helpers, the Priscilla Club, the Ladies Auxiliary to the Legion, the I.O.D.E., and the retired teachers. Service was held at All Saints Anglican Church, Monday, February 18 at 2:00 p.m. with Reverend Julie Collings officiating. Interment was at Hillcrest Cemetery, beside her husband.
KENDALL - Pauline (nee Richter) 1917 - 2005 passed away peacefully in Camrose, AB on December 13, 2005. She lived in Weyburn for many years, moving to Wetaskiwin, AB in 1984. She was predeceased by her son Gordon, grandson Aaron, daughter Penny and son-in-law Gordon Prickett, also two brothers and one sister. She will be lovingly remembered by her children: Eileen (Walter) Cherniak, Wetaskiwin, AB; Wilbert (Shirley) Kendall, Lacombe, AB; Carolyn (Peter) Hammond, Red Deer, AB; Chuck (Linda) Richter, Lacombe, AB; brother Art Katchke, Weyburn; five sisters, 12 grandchildren and nine great grandchildren. Friends and family are invited to attend a graveside memorial service, Sat., April 15, 2006 at 2:00 p.m. at Hillcrest Cemetery, Weyburn. Rev. Martin Olson from the Zion Lutheran Church will officiate. A luncheon will follow in the church at 504 Windsor Street
KENDRICK - Kenneth M. It is with sadness that the family of Kenneth M. Kendrick, late of Weyburn, announce his sudden passing on November 28, 2005. Predeceased by his mother and father, Richard Nelson and Harriet Kendrick and by his wife, Marjorie in 1999; and three brothers: Lyle, Allan and Jack Kendrick. Ken is survived by his sister, Eileen (Russell) Jones of Virden, MB and sisters-in-law, Mabel Kendrick of Virginia, USA and Dolina Gallop of Regina. He will also be remembered with a great deal of affection by the following nieces and nephews: Carol (Eddie) Van Damme, Gary (Carol) Kendrick, Wayne (Shelley) Kendrick, Lynne (Mike) Walker, Ron Kendrick, Nancy (Tom) Curtain, Goldwyn, Jocelyn and Ian Jones, Janeen (Jim) Fairgreaves, Garth, Paul and Tanya Kendrick, Donna, Wayne and Dean Gallop, and numerous great nieces and nephews. Also a great great nephew, Tyson Ashby. Kenneth McIntosh Kendrick was born on the family farm near Reston, MB, SW 22-6-28 to early pioneers of the area, Nelson and Harriet Kendrick. He was the fourth son in a family of four boys and one girl. Ken was a station agent for the CPR for over 38 years. After he completed high school in the 1940's, he worked at various stations in Manitoba and Saskatchewan. He married Marjorie Gallop of Wapella, in August 1948 and they settled at Pierson, MB for a number of years, until moving to Bienfait, in 1971. He and Marj lived first in Estevan, then in Bienfait, before moving to Weyburn upon Ken's retirement in 1990. Marj passed away in 1999 after a lengthy illness. Ken was a devoted husband during this difficult time. An amazing life experience took place for Ken on March 16, 2000. After many years of enduring failing eyesight due to cataracts, he traveled to Calgary, AB and had eye surgery performed by the renowned Gimbel Clinic. Within five minutes of the surgery, his sight was restored to 20/30. This greatly improved the quality of life for him. What was a constant source of amazement to those who knew him, however, was how much Ken accomplished in the years that he was visually impaired. Not only did he grow a huge garden, he was a one-man farmer's market, but also finished the basement of his home and tended a large yard and flower beds. His carpentry skills were nothing short of astounding. This went back many years to when he would build toys for his nieces and nephews. It seemed he could build just about anything made of wood. One of the items he delighted in building was birdhouses, particularly mountain bluebird houses. He was so interested in the world around him and loved nature and the changing of the seasons. He was especially fond of birds, excepting sparrows and magpies! His backyard was filled with houses, feeders and of course, birds appropriate to the season. Both he and Marj were fond of children and not having their own, lavished a lot of love and attention on their many nieces and nephews. They had a way of making each one feel special. Christmas Day and New Year's Day were especially fun times. Uncle Ken delighted in skating around frozen dugouts with the kids. He was quite a good hockey player in his younger days. The Toronto Maple Leafs have lost one of their best fans. Ken brought a joy and a zest for living to his daily life. He enjoyed going out to concerts, suppers and generally socializing. The El Rancho Restaurant will not be the same without one of its best customers. It is hard to believe that only three short weeks ago a joyous celebration of his 80th birthday was held at the El Rancho. We are thankful that we had the opportunity to share that occasion with him. Ken's family and friends will remember him for his kindness, his cheerfulness and his respect for his fellow man. He will be missed so very much and we are all grateful to have been a part of this remarkable man's life. Rest in Peace, Uncle Ken, you have earned it. Funeral service was held Saturday, December 3, at 1:00 p.m. from Grace United Church, Weyburn, with Gary W. Goran officiating minister. Interment followed in Green Acres Memorial Gardens, Weyburn. The Active Pallbearers were: Goldwyn Jones, Fraser Gallop, Ron Kendrick, Chris Gallop, Keith Baudria, and Gary Kendrick.
KENDRICK - Marjorie Merle (nee Gallop). On Saturday, July 31, 1999, Marjorie Merle Kendrick, late of Weyburn, passed away at Souris Valley Regional Care Centre, at the age of 72 years. Marjorie was born May 11, 1927 at Wapella. She was predeceased by her parents, Ernest and Agnes Gallop; and one brother, Ralph Gallop. She leaves to mourn her loving husband, Ken Kendrick of Weyburn; four sisters-in-law: Dolina Gallop of Regina; Eileen (Russel) Jones of Virden, MB; Irene Kendrick of Reston, MB; and Mabel Kendrick of Maclean, VA; one brother-in-law, Lyle Kendrick of Virden, MB; as well as numerous nieces, nephews and cousins. Funeral service was held Tuesday, August 3 at 2:00 p.m. from Fletcher Funeral Chapel, Weyburn, with Bill Corkum officiating minister. Interment followed in Green Acres Memorial Gardens, Weyburn. All those in attendance were considered to be honorary pallbearers. The active pallbearers were: Keith Baudria, Eddie VanDamme, Goldwin Jones, Gary Kendrick, Dean Gallop and Fraser Gallop.
KENNEDY - Cora "Mae" (nee Esford) Kennedy passed away peacefully on Wednesday, July 10 at the age of 82 years. Mae was born on October 11, 1930 in Kingston, Ontario to Wesley and Elizabeth (nee Spratt) Esford. Mae was raised in Ontario and received her formal education there. On January 20, 1940 she married Hartley Kennedy in Kingston. In 1967 Mae and Hartley moved to Saskatchewan and they made Weyburn their home. Mae began a career at Souris Valley Extended Care Hospital in the laundry department. On May 31, 1994 she would retire from this position. Mae enjoyed reading, crocheting, baking and spending time with her family. She was an active member of the Weyburn Free Methodist Church until 2004 when she moved to Balcarres to be close to her son. Mae was predeceased by her parents, Wesley and Elizabeth Esford; sisters, Doris Graham and Florence McFadden; brother, James Esford; sons, Hartley and William and husband, Hartley. Mae will be lovingly remembered by her son, Carman (Sandra) of Balcarres; grandchildren, Tina Kennedy and her children, Autumn, Dakota, Janessa and Dylan; Violet (Brad) Brock and children, Charity and Colton; Amanda Kennedy (Cole Seghers) and children, Chelsy and Keagan; Shane Kennedy; Keisha Kennedy and children, Natalia and Tylan; Tessa Jensen and son, Dominic; Tia Jensen and Russell Desjarlais (Tiffany) and children, Michael and Jessiah as well as many nieces, nephews and friends. A funeral service was held on Monday, July 15 at 2:00 PM from Weyburn Free Methodist Church with Pastor Jay Mowchenko officiating. Interment took place at Green Acres Memorial Gardens, Weyburn. Pallbearers were, Shane Kennedy, Trent Berg, Leo Racette, Russell Dejarlais, Cole Seghers and Carman Kennedy.
KENNEDY - Ernie Robert. On Tuesday, February 2, 1999, Ernie Robert Kennedy, late of Weyburn, passed away at the age of 83 years. Predeceased by his parents, William and Bertha Kennedy; his wife, Elsie Kennedy; two grandsons, Sean Manz and Cory Froehlich; three brothers: Wilfred, Kenneth and Harold Kennedy; and two sisters-in-law, Kelly Kennedy and Mary Kennedy. He leaves to mourn his four daughters: Norma (Les) Baumgartner of Regina; Janice Guilbault of Regina; Donna (Marvin) Manz of Cochrane, AB; and Nadine (Ken) Froehlich of Marquis, SK; two brothers: James (Helen) Kennedy of Regina; and Gordon (Gertie) Kennedy of Lumsden; one sister, Cora (Oscar) Deters of Regina; sister-in-law, Audrey Kennedy of Weyburn; nine grandchildren; two great grandchildren; as well as numerous nieces and nephews. Ernie was born June 12, 1915 and was raised in the Francis area. He married Elsie Hein December 31, 1946 and farmed in the Francis area until he retired in 1981. He served as a navigator in the Royal Canadian Air Force from 1942-1946. One of his missions involved the bombing of the bridge over River Kwai. He loved spending time with his family and friends, always enjoyed a good joke and could spend hours playing cards. There were many evenings spent around the kitchen table playing cards with his grandchildren. He was an active curler until he was 75 and golfed until this last summer. One of the many things his family will always remember and cherish him for was the wonderful care he took of his wife Elsie, for the last five years of her life when she was ill. Funeral service was held Friday, February 5 at 2:00 p.m. from Grace United Church, Weyburn, with Bill Corkum officiating minister. Interment followed in Hillcrest Cemetery, Weyburn. All those in attendance were considered to be honorary pallbearers. The active pallbearers were: Gary Deters, Morley Deters, Lorne Kennedy, Wade Zotzman, Wayne Hein and David Hein.
KENT - David Edward. On Saturday, April 5, 2003, David Edward Kent, late of Weyburn, passed away at home at the age of 56 years. David was born June 6, 1946 in Weyburn. Predeceased by his father, John Fisher Kent and his brother, Raymond Kent. David is survived by his mother, Emily Kent of Weyburn; his former spouse, Barb Kalenchuk of Calgary; daughter, Tammy Kalenchuk of Calgary; grandson, Zack of Calgary, AB; his sister, Donalda (Colin Lovequist) Kent of Weyburn; sister-in-law, Lorine Kent of Regina; three nephews: Michael, Christopher and Nicholas; as well as numerous aunts and uncles. A memorial service was held Tuesday, April 15 at 2:30 p.m. from Fletcher Funeral Chapel, Weyburn with Rev. John Ferrier officiating. Interment will be at a later date.
KENT - Emily (nee Schleger) Kent was born in Yellow Grass, on June 25, 1924 to Rudolf and Christine Schleger. She completed Grade 5 and quit school to help her mother raise her siblings. Her parents farmed in Lang and it was a very hard life with no conveniences. On February 17, 1945 Emily married John Kent in Weyburn and they had three children: Raymond, David and Donalda. Emily and John divorced in 1975. Emily lived her her common-law special friend Charlie Robins who passed away in 1985. She worked as a housekeeper at the King George Hotel until 1965, then moved to Morse and managed the motel there until 1968 when she returned to Weyburn and worked in housekeeping at El Rancho. Emily loved dancing, singing, jigsaw puzzels and was a big fan of professional wrestling. She devoted much of her time to her church and their volunteer services program; cooked at Bible camp, made quilts for people and was involved with the canteen at the hospital. She had been involved in the volunteer services program since 1986. She served lunches, permed hair, wrote letters and sang with her group for residents at Souris Valley and Weyburn Special Care Home. Prede-ceased by her friend Charlie Robins, her parents Rudolf and Christine Schleger, two sons: Raymond and David; brothers: Leonard, Ralph and Ben Schleger; sister Evelyn Stenger; grandson Richard; two brothers-in-law: Ron Roome and Roy Murray. Emily is survived by her daughter, Donalda (Colin Lovequist) Kent of Weyburn; grandchildren: Mike Swistek of Regina, Christopher (Laureen) Kent and Nickolas Kent, both of Regina; Tammy Kalenchuk of Calgary, AB and great grandson Zackary; brothers: Henry (Francis) Schleger of Calgary, AB, Ron (Edie) Sleger of Edmonton, AB, Wesley (Isabelle) Schleger of Brampton, ON and Wilfred Schleger of Weyburn; sisters: Mabel Ann Hogg of Regina, Louise (Herb) Posehn of Quesnel, BC, Helen Murray of Prince Albert and Mary Roome of Fort Qu'Appelle; daughter-in-law Lorine Kent of Regina; brother-in-law Joe Stenger of Watrous and numerous nieces and nephews. A memorial service will be held for Emily at a later date.
KERR - Christina Zelma (nee Munro) July 14, 1916 – June 12, 2010 passed away peacefully June 12, 2010. She was predeceased by her beloved husband, Mac on Nov 23, 2005, her parents Lillian and Robert L. Munro and her siblings: Lillian Robinson, Robert A. Munro, Albina Dunne, Norma Munro and Natalie Kerr. She is survived by nieces, nephews and friends. Zel was born in Moose Jaw, grew up in Weyburn and after finishing her training as a hair stylist, worked in Prince Albert. She married Maxwell Kerr in January, 1942, and they lived in the Maritimes while he was stationed there with the R.C.A.F. Following Mac’s discharge they moved to Regina where Mac worked with the Federal Government in PFRA. Zel worked at the Grey Nuns’ School of Nursing in Library Services in the 60’s and 70’s until Mac was transferred to Saskatoon and then to Moose Jaw. Zel was very independent and with the help of kind people in Moose Jaw was able to live on her own until a month ago, when she was admitted to Pioneers Lodge. We are grateful for the excellent care she received while there. We also wish to thank Dr. B. Sanderson and the doctors and nurses who took care of Zel over the years. In accordance with Zel’s wishes, there will be no funeral.
KERR - Dorothy Anna (nee Scheveck). On Friday, November 24, 2006, Dorothy Anna Kerr, late of Weyburn, Sask. passed away at the Regina General Hospital at the age of 75 years. Dorothy was predeceased by her mother and father, Catheline and Frank Scheveck, her husband, Joseph Kerr and by one son, Len Kerr, as well as by several brothers and sisters. Dorothy will be lovingly remembered by her family: two sons: Ron Kerr of Weyburn and Joe Kerr of Weyburn, sisters: Rose Scheveck of Weyburn, Alice Miller of Saskatoon, Agnes Pillen of Prince Albert, Ruth Grant and Mary MacTrail of Bominville, ON and Betty Bagley of Regina, along with numerous nieces, nephews, relatives and friends. Dorothy Anna Kerr was born May 20, 1931 at Marquis and grew up on the family farm with her mom, dad, brothers and sisters. She attended high school and college, obtaining her degree in psychology. She lived a short time at Salmon Arm, BC, returning to live in Weyburn. On October 26, 1964, Dorothy married Joseph Kerr in Weyburn. She worked at Souris Valley Extended Care Centre and farmed with her husband, while raising their family of boys. Dorothy also volunteered with the Canadian Mental Health Association, working at a group home. She loved to play music, and enjoyed gardening and her flowers. Dorothy loved to be with her family and friends, and will be deeply missed by them all. Funeral service was held Wednesday, November 29, at 2:00 p.m. from Fletcher Funeral Chapel, Weyburn, with Rev. Hazel Arbon officiating. Interment followed in Green Acres Memorial Gardens, Weyburn. All those in attendance were considered to be honorary pallbearers.
KERR - Tom Kerr, late of Weyburn, passed away peacefully January 16, 2013 at the Regina General Hospital with his family at his side, at the age of 85 years. Tom was predeceased by his wife, Doreen; his brothers: Gordon, William, Richard, Fredrick and James; his sisters: Grace, Muriel and Viola. Tom is lovingly remembered by his daughter, Maureen (Don) Miller, Kelowna, BC; his sons: George Kerr (Jean Hobbs), Weyburn, Rick Kerr, Weyburn, Gord (Lisa) Kerr, Calgary, AB; his grandchildren, great grandchildren; his sister, Kathleen along with many nieces and nephews. Tom was born on July 10, 1927 in Kisbey, the youngest child of James and Bertha Kerr. After schooling, he worked on the family farm. He struck out on his own, learning a number of occupations before landing in Weyburn in 1952. He married Doreen Noble on July 19, 1954 at Whitewood. He became employed by the Weyburn Fire Department in 1956 and becoming Fire Chief in 1964. He held this position until retiring in 1988. Tom was kept busy with family and their activities, with one daughter and three sons, this meant camping trips on the bus, trips to the cabin at Carlyle Lake, umpiring baseball games, scouts, girl guides, hockey and swimming lessons. Grandchildren brought an opportunity to treat them to airplane rides, allowing them to operate lawn mowers at the airport and early morning coffee dates.During his time at the Fire Department a lifelong love of flying was developed, starting with lessons in 1959. He owned a number of planes and hangars over the years. Retiring from the Fire Department meant more time could be spent at the airport flying, selling aviation fuel, building hangars, ensuring coffee was on and greeting pilots. He was involved with CASARA (Civil Air Search and Rescue Association) serving as Commander, Director and Dispatcher for a number of years. His last job had the title of Airport Manager but he did so much more. To him it wasn’t a job, it was his passion. Helping others was just part of his nature. The family would like to thank everyone for the outpouring of love and compassion and the sharing with us of your memories and stories of Tom. What a great number of lives Tom touched! Thank you to RD Family Funeral Chapel for their professional and compassionate assistance. A Memorial Service for Tom was held on Saturday, January 19 at 2:00 p.m. from Grace United Church, Weyburn with Rev. M. Barnabas and Rev. John Ferrier, officiating. Lunch followed at Upper Grace Hall. Interment will be held at a later date at Hillcrest Cemetery, Weyburn. All his friends were considered Honorary Pallbearers.
KESSLER - Erika Ella (nee Jakobi). On Tuesday, November 7th, 2006, Erika Ella Kessler peacefully passed away at her home in Weyburn, at the age of 69 years, after her struggle with illness. Predeceased by her parents, Josef and Maria Jakobi and brother-in-law, Peter Koschynski. Erika will be lovingly remembered by her husband of 52 years, Horst Kessler of Weyburn, and their three children: Bernd (Karen) Kessler of Weyburn, Iris (Mark) Kessler-Eshpeter of Invermere, BC and Michael (Nancy) Kessler of Invermere, BC; six grandchildren: Nadia (Trevor) Whorpole, Simon and Skylar Kessler, Leon McAleese, Jordan Kessler, Morgan Kessler; two great grandchildren, Isaiah and Noah McAleese; one sister, Annemie Koschynski; as well as many friends and distant relatives in Germany.Erika Ella Kessler (nee: Jakobi) was born in Heilbronn, Germany on February 9, 1937. Her father, Joseph Andreas Jakobi died when she was 3 years old. She was raised by her mother, Maria Jakobi until meeting her beloved husband and marrying him on December 22nd, 1954 in Trier, Germany. Erika was the mother of 3 children, Bernd, Iris and Michael, 6 grandchildren and 2 great grandchildren. The family immigrated to Canada in 1966 and settled in Edmonton, Alberta. They moved to Victoria in 1978, leaving in the 80's and moved to Estevan, Sask. where they lived for 5 years until moving to Weyburn, Sask. Erika worked for many years as a seamstress, and retired when she was 50. She had many interests from rock collecting to painting, sewing, knitting crocheting and several others. Erika had a great love for people and had a big smile and kind word for everyone. She will be sorely missed by all. She was the best wife and provider for all of her family, raising her three children to be honest, upstanding citizens. We will love and miss you as long as we live and thereafter. A Private Family Service will be held at a later date.
KESSERLING - Rosina Anna (nee Fellner). On Tuesday, July 11, 2006, Rosina Anna Kesslering, late of Weyburn, passed away at the Weyburn General Hosptial at the age of 85 years. Rosina was predeceased by her parents, Nicholas and Margaret Fellner, her husband, Peter Kesslering, three brothers: Alfred, Fred and Melvin Fellner, and three brothers-in-law: Matt Schneider, Lloyd Klein and Frank Kesslering. Rosina leaves to cherish her memory, her daughter, Gail Kesslering, brother, Edward (Amelia) Fellner, sisters-in-law, Anne Fellner and Tess Fellner, brothers-in-law, Tony (Anne) Kesslering and Max (Margaret) Kesslering, sisters-in-law, Magdelina Schneider, Anna Klein and Mary Kesslering, as well as numerous nieces and nephews. Rosina was born November 22, 1920 at Khedive, to Nicholas and Magaret Fellner. She was raised on a farm at Khedive along with her siblings, an older brother, Alfred and younger brothers, Edward, Fred and Mel. After her schooling, Rosina worked at Joe Bolin's Red & White Store in Khedive for a couple years. She married Peter Kesslering on September 30, 1948 at Khedive. They resided on a farm North of Khedive until Peter's passing in 1972. Rosina then moved to Weyburn where she lived until her passing. She was employed at the Met Store from 1974 to 1990. Rosina loved to garden, especially flowers. She would spend many hours tending to her flowers and it wasn't uncommon for her yard to look like a park. She especially enjoyed shopping with her daughter and her friends, going for coffee and playing cards. She will be lovingly remembered and sadly missed by all she knew and loved. A Prayer Service was held Monday, July 17 at 7:00 p.m. from St. Vincent de Paul Roman Catholic Church, Weyburn, with Father Gerry Bauche officiating. The interment was held Tuesday, July 18 at 10:30 a.m. in Hillcrest Cemetery, Weyburn.
KEW - Ruby (nee Elliott). On Monday, May 26, 2008, Ruby Kew passed away at Parkway Lodge in Weyburn, at the age of 86 years. Predeceased by her mother and father, Margaret and Vernal Elliott; two grandsons, Doug Brown and Richard Kew; and by her husband, Ernie Kew in 1989. Ruby will be lovingly remembered by her family, four children: Margaret Steger of Regina; Ted (Brenda) Kew of Falkland, BC; Grace (Colin) Brown of Moose Jaw; and Bob (Brina) Kew of Texas; brothers, Robert (Mary) Elliott of Maple Creek, and Jack (Joan) Elliott of Medicine Hat, AB; grandchildren, nieces and nephews. Ruby Kew (nee: Elliott) was born March 18, 1922 at Maple Creek. She grew up in Maple Creek and on a ranch east of there. She had many stories to tell of prairie life in the 1930's. After high school, she attended Normal School. She taught for one year at Last Chance School, then worked in a creamery and bank in Medicine Hat, AB where she met Ernie on his return from WWII. Ruby married Harold Ernest "Ernie" Kew on September 3, 1946 in Weyburn, and Ruby became a homemaker and mother. She was a member of the Legion Ladies Auxiliary and served as treasurer and president along with catering for innumerable banquets. In 1993 she received the Meritorious Service Award from the Legion. Ruby enjoyed needlepoint and created many lovely pictures. She was very talented with knitting and crocheting, making many sweaters and numerous afghans for Blankets for Canada. She also enjoyed reading, mostly mysteries, doing crossword puzzles - she knew the most obscure words, and continued with these hobbies until she lost her sight to macular degeneration. Ruby moved to Parkway Lodge six years ago because of her loss of sight. The family would like to give special thanks to the staff for all their care and kindnesses. Her family, friends and Parkway Lodge Staff will miss her gentle ways and her wit. A Memorial Service was held Saturday, May 31 at 2:00 p.m. from the chapel at Hastings-Dionne Funeral Home, Weyburn, with Rev. John Ferrier officiating. Interment followed in Hillcrest Cemetery, Weyburn. Members of the Legion Ladies Auxiliary formed an Honor Guard.
KIEVITS - Cornelius N. Kievits was born on Thursday, September 12, 1907 in Driebergen, Holland to Cornelis and Jeannette Kievits. Cornelis was raised in Driebergen and while he lived there he worked in the horticulture field, which carried him through the rest of his life. Cornelis continued to live in Holland until he was 44 years old. On Thursday, August 9, 1951 Cornelis married Maria Versteeg in Driebergen Utrecht, Holland and the same year he (they) immigrated to Canada and lived in Weyburn for the rest of his life. On his arrival in Canada, Cornelis was employed at the Belgian Garden in Regina for six months. After that he was employed at the Saskatchewan Mental Hospital until his retirement in 1972. Cornelis was an avid reader, gardener and appreciated classical music, but his great passion was the artwork and oil painting. He had several one-man art shows During the war, Cornelis worked for the Dutch Underworld, helping those in need. Cornelis was involved for 25 years in the European traveling church choir and for 15 years in the choir at St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church. Cornelis was a compassionate, content and very caring man, but most of all, he was a gentleman. Cornelis N. Kievits passed away on Tuesday, May 4, 2004 in Weyburn, SK at the age of 96 years. He is survived by his wife of 52 years, Maria; their children: Jeannette (Wilfred) Gerhardt and children: Michelle Pidsadny and children, Casey and Kamryn; Erin (Dave) Jolicoeur and Mackenzie; Lisa Gerhardt; Gerald (Louise) Kievits and children: Jeremy, Justin and Joel; Casey (Lauren) Kievits and children: Kelly (Mike); Casey (Falon); Bill (Shelley) Kievits and children: Candice and Nicholas; special family friend, Bep Lauf as well as numerous nieces and nephews. Predeceased by his parents Cornelis and Jeannette; three brothers: Harry, Edward and Adrian; two sisters: Petronella and Mary. Prayers were said Thursday, May 6, 2004 7:30 P.M. from St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church with Mary Ann Seitz - Lay Presider. Funeral Mass was held Friday, May 7, 2004 at 10:30 A.M. from St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church with Father A. Schmitz, Celebrant. Active pallbearers were grandsons: Jeremy Kievits, Justin Kievits, Joel Kievits, Casey Kievits, Nicholas Kievits and Dave Jolicoeur. Honorary pallbearers were granddaughters: Michelle Pidsadny, Erin Jolicoeur, Kelly Kievits, Lisa Gerhardt and Candice Kievits. Interment followed in Green Acres Memorial Gardens, Weyburn, SK.
KIEVITS - Maria Johanna Kievits passed away at Tatagwa View, Weyburn on November 21 at the age of 87. Maria was born June 9, 1924 in Holland. She was the oldest of five children, and helped to run the household and raise her three sisters and one brother. She completed her Grade 12 education, while helping her family survive the war. On August 9, 1951 she married Cornelis Kievits in Driebergen, Holland. They then immigrated to Canada, and settled in Weyburn. Maria was a homemaker and devout Catholic, and was involved with the Catholic Women’s League for 35 years. She was a loving mother of four children and fostered many others. Maria enjoyed knitting, cross stitch, sewing, baking and reading. Her family can attest that she was a professional popsicle maker. She loved to travel any place her children moved to, and made numerous trips to Holland. Cornelis and Maria lived a very quiet and fulfilled life in their retirement. Oma will be missed by many for her sense of humor, caring attitude, wonderful baking and mittens in the winter. A prayer service was held Thursday, November 24 from Fletcher Funeral Chapel. A funeral mass was held Friday, November 25 from St. Vincent de Paul Roman Catholic Church, Weyburn, with Celebrant Father Gerry Bauche. Pallbearers were Jeremy Kievits, Justin Kievits, Joel Kievits, Casey Kievits, Nicholas Kievits and Mike Prochinsky. Interment took place at Green Acres Memorial Gardens, Weyburn.
KILBACK - Delmar Jack. On Friday, February 25, 2000, Delmar Jack Kilback, late of Weyburn, passed away at the age of 65 years. Predeceased by his mother and father, Jacob and Emma Kilback, one brother, Elwood, and a niece, Joanne Gess. Delmar is survived by his loving wife of 40 years, Doreen of Weyburn; daughter Cheryl (Sheldon) Leffler of Weyburn, and their children: Janell, Raeanne and Brendon; son, Jeff (Patricia) Kilback of Weyburn and their children: Lindsey and Chantel; brothers and sisters: Harold (Annabelle) Kilback of Weyburn; Myrna (Tom) Jenkins of Regina; Robert (Candace) Kilback of Hamilton, ON; sister-in-law, Gerda Kilback of Thompson, MB; brothers and sisters-in-law, Elvin (Arlene) Gess of Medicine Hat, AB; Doug (Jeannette) Gess of Edmonton, AB; Cliff (Lylah) Gess of Regina; Bev Gess of Vernon, BC; special uncles, Albert Domes of Yellow Grass and Bill (Emma) Domes of Assiniboia; special friends Ray and Verna Daae of Torquay; many nieces, nephews, cousins, and special winter friends in Texas. Delmar Kilback was born on the family farm at Yellow Grass on September 23, 1934. He attended North Brokenshell School near Trossachs. As a young man, Delmar worked on various farms in the Weyburn/Trossachs area. From 1961 to 1968 he worked at the Weyburn Union Hospital. In 1968 he started with SaskTel until ill health forced him into long-term disability and eventually retirement in 1993. Delmar married Doreen Gess, October 2, 1959 at Zion Lutheran Church in Weyburn. Delmar and Doreen had a very special marriage and were always together. They raised two children, Cheryl and Jeff. In October 1999, they celebrated 40 years of marriage by spending a special weekend together with children and grandchildren. Their five grandchildren were very close to Grandpa. Grandpa would drop everything at the drop of a hat to drive them anywhere or to babysit them. Church concerts, school concerts, piano recitals, and their hockey games were of special interest. Annual 'special days' with Grandma and Grandpa were a favored highlight - to the waterslides, South Hill, the park, Rucker's, sleepovers, anywhere, all together. Delmar was a regular communicant and worshipper. His involvement in the church consisted of usher, offering counter, and church council member. Fishing and camping were his favorite interests. He loved sitting around campfires and visiting with family and friends. They camped throughout Saskatchewan and western Canada, venturing as far as Prince George, BC, Dawson Creek, BC, to Yellowstone National Park and the Black Hills in the US, and other destinations on various holidays. Summer weekends were spent at the cabin at Katepwa Lake. Delmar and Doreen also spent some enjoyable winters in Texas and made many special friends. Delmar was a great fix-it man and nothing seemed too difficult for him to tackle. When something was broken his grandchildren would say, "Give it to Grandpa - he can fix anything!" Delmar was always a hard worker. He took pride in looking after his equipment, vehicles, and possessions. He was especially good at taking care of lawns, gardens, and hedges. He was always neat and tidy - even meticulous - in his appearance, in his home, and with his vehicle and garage. Another of Delmar's hobbies was barbering, which he practiced on Jeff and his nephews when they were kids and later years his grandson, Brendon. He had his "regulars" in the extended family who would even wait for him to get back from Texas so Delmar could cut their hair. Delmar had a great sense of humour. He liked to play practical jokes on family and friends. Even minor accidents and minor injuries could somehow get everybody laughing when Delmar was involved. It seems that Jeff has inherited Delmar's sense of humour, and so has Chantel so he had to take his share of teasing too. His favorite sayings reflect his sense of humour: "Toodle-loo" when you were leaving, and his autograph "Roses are red, Violets are blue, I like cornflakes, Can you swim?" His little jokes and teases made him a favorite and special uncle to many nieces and nephews. Delmar was not only a very dedicated and caring father and father-in-law, but also a caring son and son-in-law who looked after and helped out both his and Doreen's parents when they needed support. He always tried to help in any way he could - showing kindness to everyone and visiting friends and family. Through his many operations both minor and serious, Delmar always kept a positive outlook and never complained. His family was his most important interest. By his example and practice he has taught them to care for and respect people, to be hospitable, and to spend quality time with good humour. Funeral service was held Wednesday, March 1 at 2:00 p.m. from Zion Lutheran Church, Weyburn, with Pastor Ron Bestvater and Pastor Larry Rempel officiating. Sheldon Leffler read the eulogy and Jeff Kilback shared special memories of his father. Interment followed in Green Acres Memorial Gardens, Weyburn. All those in attendance were considered to be honorary pallbearers. The active pallbearers were Ray Arndt, Trevor Gess, Curtis Kilback, Bob McPhee, Lee Bowerin, Joe Jenkins and Ben Rohluff.
KILLIAN - Dorlyn Virgil. On Saturday, January 15, 2000, Dorlyn Virgil Killian, late of Weyburn, passed away at the age of 67 years. Predeceased by his parents: Edward and Dorothy Killian and his sister, Barbara LeGroux. Dorlyn is survived by his wife, Roselie of Weyburn; his children: Glen (Michelle) Killian of Weyburn; Miles Killian of Regina; and Roxanne (Kelly) Paul of Regina; four grandchildren: Marlow, Sean and Amanda Killian and Megan Paul; three brothers: Delmer, Eldon and Melvin Killian, all of Ontario; as well as numerous nieces, nephews and cousins. Dorlyn was born February 7, 1932 on the family farm eight miles south of Weyburn. He was the fourth of five children born to parents, Edward and Dorothy. Dorlyn was baptized and confirmed in the Christian faith through the ministry of St. Vincent de Paul Roman Catholic Church in Weyburn. Life growing up on the farm had its hard times and its fun. There were always chores to do, discipline was strict, and no one had very much. Good times included Sunday afternoons in the winter, when everyone came over to the Killians' to skate on the dugout and the slough. And the black horses they loved to race to school. And the pranks they played on the girls as they got into their teens. Dorlyn loved farming and even from 7 or 8 years of age, he wanted to be a farmer. When the family sold out in 1948 and moved east to Peterborough, ON, Dorlyn made a promise to his childhood sweetheart, "I'm coming back some day for you." It took a few years of pressing tags in the machining factory, being best man at brother Delmer's wedding, and getting fed up with boarding house life, but he kept his promise and came back with his dad to the family farm in 1952. Dorlyn stayed, bought the farm, and picked rocks and picked more rocks. Then in 1955, at the Lutheran Church in Plentywood, Montana, he married his helpmate, Roselie Dorwart. November 12 brought a blinding blizzard and -30F temperatures, and a tow truck to start the car. The newlyweds went for an extended visit to Ontario, where Glen was born in 1956. Myles came along soon after, back on the farm at Weyburn. It was another one of those days when the car wouldn't start, and Roxanne was born in 1960, rounding out the family. They remembered Dad as Mom's support for the heavy discipline. Special memories include family holidays to Expo '67 in Montreal, and to the Black Hills camping. They moved into town and then built the house at 204-13th Street, in 1965. Dorlyn really enjoyed the interior work for the house, and did his best to provide all that his family needed. Dorlyn joined the Dept. of Highways in 1953 as a heavy duty mechanic and spent his working career on the road, covering a territory from Assiniboia to the Manitoba border and south to the Line. He loved his job, and the crews appreciated his ability to innovate with whatever was at hand to get equipment running again. He also liked taking family members along, which sometimes required a free dinner as a bribe. He taught his kids the basics, and some grandchildren too. He retired in 1987 only ten days short of 34 years of service, and continued to farm, always busy. The accident that eventually left him in so much pain happened on a street in Regina in February, 1974. He saw the little red car coming and pushed Roselie out of the way before it struck him and shattered his leg. After repeated surgeries, Dorlyn returned to work, but the pain increased to the point that farming became very difficult, and then even walking. Finally he had to be rushed by ambulance to the hospital, and then transferred to Regina where two dangerous aneurisms required emergency surgery. Two days later, in a life saving effort, Dorlyn went back into surgery to stop the poisoning of his system from his damaged leg. He fought a long and hard three month battle of recovery, always supported and encouraged by his family. Roxanne was ever vigilant, asking all the questions she could think of. When the tubes started coming out and he was transferred to 3E, Dorlyn started physiotherapy and talking again. Dorlyn knew everyone who came to visit him. He had lots of advice and teasing for Roselie about everything from the carpet to crop insurance, and they enjoyed a good Christmas together. His condition declined quickly after Christmas and family members became front line medical staff. But nothing could be done to restore kidney function, and infection gradually overtook his strength to resist. He passed away peacefully early Saturday morning, January 15. Funeral service was held Wednesday, January 19 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: Ferris Lawrence, Cliff Sterling, Ron Metheral, Roy Chuckry, Alex Sidloski and Jim Giroux. A prayer service was held Tuesday, January 18 at 7:00 p.m. from Fletcher Funeral Chapel.
KILLIAN - Glen Dorlyn. On Friday, September 15, 2000 Glen Dorlyn Killian, late of Weyburn, passed away at the age of 44 years. Predeceased by his father, Dorlyn Killian on January 15, 2000, grandparents August and Rose Dorwart and Edward and Dorothy Killian. Glen will be lovingly remembered by his loving wife Michelle of Weyburn and their children: Marlow, Sean and Amanda; his mother, Roselie Killian of Weyburn; brother Miles Killian (friend Katherine Hamilton) of Regina; sister Roxanne (Kelly) Paul of Regina; a niece Megan; as well as numerous aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces and nephews. Glen was born in Marmora, Ontario on February 29, 1956, a leap year. His parents returned to live permanently in the Weyburn area when Glen was seven months old. Brother Myles was born soon after, and the family was rounded out with sister Roxanne. Glen was always busy and into mischief, having numerous 'close calls' but someone was always there. He attended Haig school, Weyburn Junior High and the Comprehensive High School, then the Sask. Technological Institute. Glen's life-long passion for farming began riding the tractor all day on his grandfather Dorwart's knee. Later he was able to buy the farm and farm together with his dad for nearly 22 years. Meanwhile he learned mechanical and electrical skills from his dad which he put to good use in an electrical career for over 23 years and also taught to his own son Marlow. But farming was his true love and hope for the future. Glen married his high school sweetheart, Michelle Rubin on October 22, 1977. They started their home and family life on the farm right away. As their family grew, together they enjoyed cutting new trails all over the farm with snowmobiles, going hunting and water skiing, camping, visiting, and seeing just how fast that new vehicle would go. Glen also enjoyed being in charge of the barbecue, having just the right touch. Friends were always a high priority for Glen. He worked at Paul's Electric and had just started with Scott's Electric. He was always fixing something with someone, or out curling or mud slinging somewhere. He was known for doing everything quickly, whether it was wiring a fuse box or turning a wrench. No matter how busy he was, he made time if someone needed a hand or dropped in for coffee. He especially missed his father this last farming season and was thankful for the help of close friends. He lived with intensity, and will be greatly missed. His family would like to thank everyone for all your assistance with finishing the harvest and for all your support and caring during this difficult time. Funeral service was held Wednesday, September 20 at 2:00 p.m. from Zion Lutheran Church, Weyburn, with Pastor Ron Bestvater officiating. A tribute to Glen was given by Jim Rubin and special music by Mark and Donna Alexander accompanied by Melanie Alexander. Scripture readings were given by Rosemary Ponto and Amy Rose Rubin. Interment followed in Hillcrest Cemetery, Weyburn. All those in attendance were considered to be honorary pallbearers. The active pallbearers were: Ward McFadden, Mike Tait, Kevin Olson, Glen Hallick, Ken Freeman and Gord Maurer.
KING - Ronald B. King, late of Colgate, passed away on February 26, 2006 at the age of 70 years. Ronald was predeceased by his parents, Arnold and Ethel King and a brother, Keith King. He is survived by his wife, Dora of Colgate; his step children: Walter (Joann) Paxman, Weyburn, Dora-Lynn (Tom) Culbertson, Halbrite, Darwin (Connie) Paxman, Weyburn and Curtis (Gail) Paxman, Colgate; fifteen grandchildren, five great-grandchildren; three sisters: Dorothy (Sidney) Lindskog, Weyburn, Phyllis (Gordon) Lindskog, Weyburn and Margaret Procknow, Weyburn; sister-in-law, Gail King, Regina; as well as numerous nieces and nephews. The funeral service for Ronald King was held on Thursday, March 2, at 1:30 p.m. at RD Family Memorial Funeral Chapel, Weyburn, with Gary W. Goran Officiating. All in attendance were considered honoray pallbearers. Interment followed at Green Acres Memorial Gardens, Weyburn.
KIRCH - Henry Kirch passed away May 26, 2000 at his home in Kelowna, BC. He is formerly of Weyburn. Family and friends remembered Henry at a memorial service held Tuesday, July 4 at 10:00 a.m., from the chapel of Everden Rust Services, Kelowna. Pastor Ron Mayforth officiated.
KITTELSON - Thomas Kittelson, age 91 years, passed away Monday, October 15, 2001 with his children by his side at Parkway Lodge, Weyburn. Thomas was predeceased by six brothers: Sverre, Herman, Oscar, Kris, Trygve and Alf; one sister: Hilda, and an infant daughter: Lois. He is survived by his daughter: Shirlee Culbertson of Weyburn; four sons: Ron (Yvonne) Kittelson of Weyburn; Larry (Dorothy) Kittelson of Saskatoon; Dennis (Irma) Kittelson of Saskatoon; and Marv (Connie) Kittelson of Weyburn; 13 grandchildren; 19 great grandchildren. Thomas was born March 17, 1910 at Outram, the son of Andrew and Helga Kittelson. Thomas worked on the farm and when his dad died in 1929, he stayed to operate the family farm. In 1933 he married Edna McQuary. In 1946 they moved to Weyburn. In 1947 he began working as a Watkins salesman. For more than 40 years he was a fixture in many Weyburn city and district farm homes as he sold products from his Watkins supply kit. He remarried in 1983 to Opal Kressin and enjoyed many trips and happy times. As Opal's health failed, Thomas cared for her until her death in 1999. Thomas spent his final years in comfort at Parkway Lodge until his passing. A funeral service was held on Friday, October 19 at 2:00 p.m. from the Zion Lutheran Church, Weyburn, with Pastor Cindy Werner officiating. Interment followed at Green Acres Memorial Gardens, Weyburn. Active pallbearers were his grandsons: Tom Culbertson, Allan Culbertson, Richard Kittelson, Christopher Maas, Richard Mitchell and nephew David Kittelson. Honorary pallbearers were his grandchildren: Brian Culbertson, Diane Culbertson, Jodi Mitchell, Susan Maas, Brenda Ashworth, Gail Kittelson, Karen Dunham, Tannis Kittelson, Margo Villanueva and Murray Kittelson.
KLATT - Richard Walden. It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of our beloved Richard. A devoted husband, son, brother, uncle, brother-in-law and true friend who passed away suddenly on June 9, 2013 at Regina General Hospital CCU. Richard is survived by his wife Shelly, parents Wally and Fay Klatt; brother Jim Klatt; niece Kayla Klatt (Nick) and great niece Nikayla Anderson; nephew Andrew Klatt. Richard’s in-laws Ron and Marilyn Lautenslager; sisters-in-law Kim (Bill Kain); Carla (Barry Murray), nephew Dustin Murray and great nieces Taylor and Bret Murray; nephew Evan Murray (Alycia); Carrie (George Moore), nephews Drew Moore and Dane Moore; brother-in-law Shawn. Godparents Jack and Shirle Bradley, along with numerous aunts, uncles, cousins and friends. Richard was predeceased by his grandparents James and Ruby Bennett, Gotlieb and Rosyln Klatt; Aunt Ruby Coupal and Uncle Don Kerslake. Richard was born and raised in Yellow Grass. He was diagnosed with acute lymphatic leukemia at the age of 9 years and 7 months in June of 1972, and won his battle in November of 1974. Richard was a community minded person, serving as a Town Councilor, Cablenet board member and a Lions member. He coached and played all levels of hockey and ball. Whether it was organizing comedy nights, entertaining at Ladies Night or serving at Dinner Theatre – Richard always took part. He could also be seen helping out with many town BBQs and community fundraisers. If there was an event in Yellow Grass – Richard was there. Richard’s career started off with one year in Regina at Marbco Company, followed by moving back to Yellow Grass working as a garage attendant at the Wheatland in town. In 1987 he started working in Weyburn at Nexans as an operator and spent 27 years there. Although he worked full-time, he always enjoyed farming with his dad. Richard married Shelley Lautenslager in October of 1994. They enjoyed their life together travelling, curling, golfing, attending Rider games, hockey games, dancing, skiing, music of all kinds and especially their Friday night happy hours. Richard loved the Riders, the Toronto Maple Leafs, and the Toronto Blue Jays, going to many games over the years. He was a long-time Rider season ticket holder. As a dedicated fan he travelled to 3 Grey Cups to cheer on his beloved Riders. He was lucky enough to catch a few Major League Baseball games in Toronto, but one of Richard’s greatest memories was attending the Ottawa Senators Stanley Cup Final in 2007. During his life, Richard had two special pets. Tammy and Zeus were treasures companions and were definitely considered members of the family. A memorial service was held June 13 at 2:00 p.m. in the Yellow Grass United Lutheran Church with Pastor David Hanes officiating. Interment will be held at a later date. Richard’s family would like to express their sincere thanks to the YG First Responders, Weyburn EMT, Weyburn General Hospital, Regina General Hospital, and R.D Family Funeral Chapel.
KLATT - Susanna (nee Gaab) Klatt, late of Weyburn passed away Saturday, May 4, 2013, at the age of 93 years. Susanna was predeceased by her parents: Magdelina and Anton Gaab; her husband, John Klatt; daughter, Janet Klatt; siblings: Millie Stroh, Rose Schmidt, Peter Gaab, George Gaab, Rudolph Gaab, Thomas Gaab, Betty Kot. Susanna is survived by her children: Marion (Doug) Parker, Regina and family: Curtis (Val) Parker [Ashley, Andrew], Leeane (John) Harvey [Jaleesa, Ty], Chad (Yuikiko) Parker [Maysa, Kai], Jason (Amanda) Parker [Tanisha, Sophie]; Henry (Josephine) Klatt, Regina and family: Trevor Klatt, Brad (Jeanette) Klatt [Maia, Charlie, Elliot], Joanna (Marshall) Morin [Kaiden, Kailee], Christopher (Charla) Klatt [Ethan, Owen]; Flory (Myron) Stadnick, Regina and family: Myrl (Bonnie) Stadnick [Philip, Cloe(Kip), Joshua, Tony] Dyon (Rhonda) Stadnick [Rayna, Kwynn]; two sisters: Barbara Kot, Weyburn, Eva Ford, Clairsholm, AB; brother: Joe (Dorothy) Gaab, Weyburn; sister-in-law: Ruth McKay, Govan, SK as well as numerous nieces, nephews and friends. Susanna Klatt, the eldest child of Anton and Magdelina Gaab, was born October 21, 1919 on Sec 21-8-15 W2. The temperature that day was about -20 degrees Celsius. They told her it was so cold that after she was born, the doctor wrapped her in a blanket, placed her in an apple box and put her in the oven to stay warm. The family lived there for the winter and when she was six months old her father moved the family to the farm that is now known as the Adam Honig farm. In Easter of 1926, she started school at West Weyburn. The only subject she remembers her marks in was Math and that was in the 90’s (94%). During Grade 9 and 10 she was missing a lot of school. In the fall she was needed to herd cattle until freeze-up when they could run in the fields. In the Spring Susanna helped with harrowing and planting of the potatoes and garden. In fact, at the age of nine, she was out raking hay in the fields with the men. At school Susanna played a lot of ball against McTaggart School and Prospect School. She was usually shortstop or left field as she had a good "wing" on her. She also took part in field meets, racing and jumping. In the spring of 1934 the family moved back to the place where she was born and she took the last three months of her formal schooling at Tagg School. That fall we moved to 14-7-14 where Jeff Gaab had lived. Susanna’s time was spent working with the men in the fields, milking cows, feeding pigs, and calves, and helping in the house. There were a lot of good times. Going to dances or playing ball in the summertime. She remembers the time when they put on a two hour play at South Weyburn School. She also performed at Colgate and Club 13 in Weyburn. She had a wonderful time. In 1939, Susanna met John Klatt and got married on June 18, 1940. They lived at 22-7-14 until the fall of 1940, then rented land from John Kyle. Three of their four children were born there. Janet in September 1941, Marion in February 1943, and Henry in October 1944. Unfortunately Janet passed away in an accident in the spring of 1949. John and Sue purchased the John Kitson farm in the Lomond Municipality in April of 1945 and they and their children took up permanent residence there in April of 1945. Their youngest daughter, Flory, was born there in October 1946. During their years on the farm, John and Sue were actively involved in various activities such as coaching minor ball and driving their children to various sport and school activities. They were both active in their church serving in various capacities. Sue was well known in the community for her quilting bees. In the fall of 1977, John and Sue retired from farming and moved to Weyburn. John passed away in January, 1983. Sue resided at 640 Stavely Crescent until 2008, when she went to her condo on Government Road. She stayed there until she could no longer live alone and then went to Parkway Lodge until her passing. A Service of Remembrance for Susanna was held on Thursday, May 9 at 2:00 p.m. from Zion Lutheran Church, Weyburn with Pastor Martin Olson, officiating. Interment followed at Hillcrest Cemetery, Weyburn. Honorary pallbearers were all of Susanna’s grandchildren and great grandchildren. Curtis Parker was urn bearer.
KLEIN Janet Elaine (nee Rody) passed away May 28, 2000 after a courageous battle from a brain tumor at the age of 47. Janet was born December 10, 1952 in Weyburn. Her time was treasured by her husband, Terry; two sons: Paul (Pamela) and Darren, both of Weyburn; and granddaughter, Kayla. Janet is also survived by her mother and father, Audrey and Bob Rody of Weyburn; three sisters: Betty (Roy) Bavle of Weyburn; Lynda (Ted) Johnson of Moose Jaw; and Deby Lester (Scott Wood) of Chestermere, AB; one brother, Allan (Diane) Rody of Ingersoll, ON; as well as many nieces and nephews. Janet will be missed by all family members and whomever's life she touched. Janet was a good homemaker, wonderful wife, great mother and exceptional grandmother, a woman who gave freely of herself, often including other's needs before her own. Janet spent her first years as a homemaker and a child care provider for numerous families. For the last 15 years, Janet was employed at the Weyburn Special Care Home as a special care aide. Funeral service was held Wednesday, May 31 at 2:00 p.m. from Grace United Church, Weyburn, with Marilyn Anderson Corkum officiating. Interment followed in Green Acres Memorial Gardens, Weyburn. All those in attendance were considered to be honorary pallbearers, along with her many co-workers at the Weyburn Special Care Home. Members of the Lions Club and employees of Souris Valley attended as a group. The active pallbearers were: Wade Lester, Robbie Johnson, Cory Bavle, Frank Van De Weyer, Lyman Sargent and Ron Neiszner. The family wishes to thank the many friends, neighbours and gentle care givers who made Janet's final days more comfortable. Special thank you to her sister, Lynda, who cared for Janet during her final months. Heaven now has the Angel we all knew as Janet.
KLEIN Joseph Klein, loving husband of Mary, passed away peacefully in his sleep surrounded by his loving family on January 23, 2004 at the age of 85. He was predeceased by his parents, Frank and Felecia; stepmother Frances Geiger; sister Caroline (Steve) Hess; half-sister Bella (Pete) Flegal; daughter-in-law Janet Klein. Joe will be sadly missed and lovingly remembered by his wife Mary; and children, Ron (Josie); Roy (Sally); Dan (Brenda); Terry (Connie Leas); Frank (Judy); Doug (Bridie); Joe (Barb); Felicia Klein; Dena Klein; Steven (Sylvia); Paulette (Brad) McFarlane; Carla (Georges) Gervais; Mike (Carla); Brad (Lolly). Thirty-one grandchildren, 17 great grandchildren, as well as numerous nieces, nephews, relatives and countless friends. Joe was born in Bromhead on November 4, 1918. On October 19, 1944 he married Mary Mazur and they began their life farming in the Minton area where they started their family. In 1953 Joe moved his family to the Griffin area and continued to farm. In 1958 he gave up farming and started working for a highway construction firm. A few years later he was employed by Canada Wire and Cable. During this time, Joe spent many hours renovating and expanding their two-story home to meet the needs of their growing family. He provided for his family by raising a variety of livestock and helping Mary grow huge gardens. Joe retired in 1983 and they moved to Weyburn in 1989. Joe enjoyed hobby farming, old time dancing, playing cards, and watching many different sporting events. Woodworking was one of his many passions and he would spend many hours creating treasures for his family. He was a proud Grandpa and enjoyed spending time with his grandchildren and watching them in their favorite activities. In Joe's retirement he put on many miles walking to his favorite coffee shop to visit and reminisce with close friends and neighbors. He is greatly loved and will be missed by all. Funeral service was held Monday, January 26 from St. Vincent de Paul Roman Catholic Church with Father Albert Schmitz officiating. Interment followed in the Green Acres Cemetery.
KLEIN - Mary (nee Mazur) Klein passed away peacefully in her sleep surrounded by her loving family on July 30, 2012
at the age of 85. She was predeceased by her loving husband of 60 years, Joseph; her parents, Joseph and Katharina Mazur; sister, Johanna; brother, Ben; brothers-in-law, Ernie Harris, and Cletus Brasseur; and daughter-in-law, Janet Klein. Mary will be sadly missed and lovingly remembered by her children, Ron (Josie) of Weyburn, Roy (Sally) of Coleman, AB, Dan (Brenda) of Brooks, AB, Terry (Connie) of Weyburn, Frank (Judy) of Claresholm, AB, Doug (Renee) of South Range, WI, USA, Joe (Barb) of Weyburn, Felicia (Pius) Loustel of Frobisher, Dena Klein of Vermillion, AB, Steven (Sylvia) of Red Deer, AB, Paulette (Brad) McFarlane of Medicine Hat, AB, Carla(Georges) Gervais of Winnipeg, MB, Mike (Carla) of Edmonton, AB, and Brad (Lolly) of Victoria, BC; 36 grandchildren; 42 great grandchildren; two great great grandchildren; brother, Ed (Beryl) of Weyburn; sister, Eva of Winnipeg, MB; as well as numerous nieces, nephews, relatives and countless friends. Mom was born on the family farm in the Roan Mine District on July 9, 1927. On October 19, 1944 she married Joseph Klein and they began their life farming in the Minton area where they started their family. In 1953, Mary, Joe and family moved to the Griffin area and continued to farm until 1958 when they moved their family into Griffin where they raised ten boys and four girls. Mom was a woman of many talents (seamstress, baker, caregiver, gardener, barber, etc.) She also worked outside of the home as a custodian at the Griffin school and as a housekeeper. Mom moved to Weyburn with her husband in 1989. Together they enjoyed old time dancing, playing cards, and watching many different sporting events until 2004 when her husband passed away. She continued to enjoy her sporting events, going for coffee, and garage sales. She loved to travel which took her to Mexico, Hawaii, Arizona, The Craven Country Jamboree and especially to where all her children and grandchildren reside. Mom always enjoyed visits from her children, grandchildren, great grandchildren and great great grandchildren. In her later years she became high tech learning how to use the computer, email and Skype, which enabled her to stay in close contact with her large family. She was a lifelong member of the CWL and recently received a pin in recognition for her 60 years of service. Mary was also a member of the local Red Hat Society and the Wheatland Senior Centre. She is greatly loved and will be missed by all. A Prayer Service was held on Thursday, August 2 at 7:00 pm. Mass of Christian Burial was Friday, August 3 at 10:00 am, both services from St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church, Weyburn, with Father Gerry Bauche celebrating. Pallbearers were all of her grandchildren. Interment took place at Green Acres Memorial Gardens, Weyburn.
KMITA - Roseann 'Sandy' (nee Myers) Kmita of Weyburn passed away at her home Wednesday, January 20, 2010, at the age of 66 years. Sandy was predeceased by her parents, John and Virginia Myers, her mother-in-law Pauline Kmita and a grandson Sean Cole Kmita. Also predeceasing her were sister-in-law Frances Northcott and brother-in-law Gerry Ferguson. She is survived by her husband John Kmita, two daughters Shannon (Dave) Kelly and Michele (Jason) Wheeler, two sons Jonathan (Tanya) Kmita and Tyler (Nicole) Kmita. Also surviving her are the very special joys in her life, her grandchildren Braden, Jaelen and Tylen Kelly, Madison, Chloe, Jhett and Blayze Wheeler; Kobe, Kegan and Tyra Kmita and step grandsons Davin and Dwayne Kittelson. Sandy also leaves to mourn her siblings; Ruth (Gary) Cleaveley, Anita Myers, Garry (Penny) Myers and Joan Ferguson; and numerous nieces and nephews. Sandy was born February 7, 1943 and lived on the family farm east of Weyburn. She married John Kmita on September 17, 1966 and together they worked in their family business, John Kmita Ltd. which they formed in 1972, until her illness in 2008. Sandy was well known for always having the coffee pot on, having an open house to friends and family and being a "special" mom to her children's friends and acquaintances and being available to help anyone out with anything. She enjoyed her cabin at White Bear Lake, bowling, friends and especially little children. If there was a child around, it soon found its way to Sandy's arms. Sandy could often be found at the rink watching children and grandchildren play hockey and ringette or attending the various rodeos her family was involved in. Her greatest love of all were her children and grandchildrten and she often said that being a mom and a grandma were all she ever wanted to be. Funeral service was held Monday, January 25, 2010 at 2:00 p.m. from Knox Presbyterian Church, Weyburn, Rev. John Ferrier officiating. Interment followed at Hillcrest Cemetery, Weyburn.
KMITA - Sean Cole. On Monday, September 4, 2000, Sean Cole Kmita of Weyburn, passed away at the age of eight months. Sean was born December 31, 1999 at Regina. Sean is survived by his father and mother, Tyler and Nicole; grandparents: John and Roseann Kmita of Weyburn, Louis and Laura Dingreville of Cowley, AB; aunts and uncles: Shannon Kmita (Dave Kelly) of Weyburn, Jonathan Kmita of Weyburn, Michele Kmita (Jason Wheeler) of Sylvan Lake, AB, Roy Dingreville of Coaldale, AB, Edward (Kathy) Dingreville of Cowley, AB, Bradey (Tammy) Dingreville of Calgary, AB; his cousins: Chalsey, Braden, Kyle, Dakota, Courtney and Ashley, great grandma, Leonie Dingreville of Blairmore, AB. Funeral service was held Saturday, September 9, at 2:00 p.m. from Fletcher Funeral Chapel, Weyburn, with Rev. John Ferrier officiating. Interment followed in Hillcrest Cemetery, Weyburn.
KNAKOSKE - Wesley Waldemar . On Friday, November 3, 1999, Wesley Waldemar Knakoske, late of Weyburn, passed away at the age of 67 years. Predeceased by his father and mother, August and Louise Knakoske; an infant brother, Walter; four sisters: Bertha Erkelens, Lena Knakoske, Leona Samborski and Dorothy Hanchuk. Wesley is survived by one sister Elsie Nadon of Weyburn, and one brother Ernest (Madeline) Knakoske of Swift Current; as well as many nieces and nephews. Wesley was born on July 27, 1932 on the family farm south of McTaggart. He was the second youngest of the seven children in the Knakoske family. Tragedy struck only a few years later. Wes was only four and Dorothy, the youngest, only two years of age, when Mother died of toximia at 36 years of age. Left with a needy family and facing the hard times of the depression, Dad moved into Weyburn in an effort to find relief. Elsie, the eldest of the family, assumed many of the parent roles for the younger children. Wesley was baptized in the Lutheran Church and confirmed at Zion Lutheran in Weyburn. He was educated in the Weyburn Public Schools and graduated from the Weyburn Collegiate Institute with his grade 12. He worked for a number of years in the Weyburn Co-op Creamery, then at the Saskatchewan Hospital, and finally as a painter with Schwartz Construction. He retired with serious health problems related to his breathing. Though these slowed him down, they did not stop him. He continued to enjoy his hobbies as a backyard mechanic and woodworking. Gentleness and quietness best describe his main qualities. Wes was a very private person who nonetheless treated people with great respect as a gentleman. When he went downtown for business, he was a sharp dresser and a pleasant visitor. But what he loved most was time at home for reading. The prairie had been his childhood playground, and his love for nature and animals was life-long. Most of his reading was in the area of natural medicine too. He learned many homeopathic remedies to help him with his health problems, and the Parkinson's Disease which was diagnosed in about 1992. Wes passed away on November 3, 1999 at his residence in Weyburn. A graveside service was held Monday, December 6 at 2:00 p.m. at Hillcrest Cemetery, Weyburn, with Pastor Ron Bestvater officiating.
KNIGHT - Dorothy Marguerite (nee Laing) Knight, a long-time resident of Ottawa, ON recently residing at Lakeshore Place Retirement Residence in Burlington, ON passed away peacefully at the age of 86 on October 8, 2012 at Oakville Trafalgar Memorial Hospital. Dorothy enjoyed a long and happy life with loving friends and family. Born February 6, 1926 in Weyburn, daughter of Linda and Thomas George Sr. Laing, and loving sister to Tom, Ken and Grace (all predeceased), she enjoyed a vibrant life with a strong positive outlook. She will be remembered as having a big smile, an easy laugh and a steadfast independence that was an inspiration to many. Predeceased by her husband Gerald Howard Knight, their life was happily engaged in wonderful experiences in the Royal Canadian Air Force based in locations across Canada. Her love of family and friends, golf, curling, swimming, cards, dance, travel and beaches were her lifelong passions. She gave so much and asked for so little. Dearly missed by loving sons Garth Gerald, Kenneth Drew, daughter-in-law Alison Mary, grandson Dana Gerald-James, grand-daughter Aynsley Mary-Marguerite and sister-in-law Patricia Knight. She is the last senior member of the Laing family, leaving dear nephews and niece Jim, Brian, David and Linda Laing and Dillon and Darcy Brady. A reception to celebrate her life will take place Sunday, October 28, at the Paletta Lakefront Park and Mansion in Burlington from 1:30 to 5 p.m.
KNIBBS - Dale Arthur. On Wednesday, October 31, 2007, Dale Arthur Knibbs, passed away at the Weyburn General Hospital, at the age of 74 years. He was predeceased by his parents, Arthur and Fern Knibbs. Dale will be lovingly remembered by his loving wife of 52 years, Betty Knibbs of Weyburn and their family: daughter, Debra (Larry) Campbell of Saskatoon, and their children: Jesse and Bree-Anna; and son, Darwin (Leah) Knibbs of Weyburn, and their children: Stephanie, Jeremy and Graham; brothers, Wayne (Elaine) Knibbs of Weyburn, and Don (Loretta) Knibbs of Stoughton; sister, Marilyn (Bobo) Cugnet of Weyburn; and many nieces, nephews, and friends. Dale Arthur Knibbs was born September 2, 1933, the first child born to Arthur and Fern Knibbs. He was born, raised, schooled and spent his whole life in the Huntoon / Innis area. Dale always enjoyed animals, especially his horse, Tippie, while he was a young boy growing up on the farm. On April 9, 1955, he married Betty Stach at the United Church in Weyburn, and they enjoyed 52 years of married life. They continued mixed farming and raising their family on the family farm. Dale was very involved in his community as well, serving on the R.M. of Griffin Council for 23 years, helped at the rink and drove a Bombardier when there was too much snow for the school bus to run in the winter. He served on the Griffin United Church Board, and always kept in close touch with all his extended family, enjoying many reunions. Curling was a big part of his life in the winter, and in the mid 1960's his team won the aggregate trophy at Froude. Dale had several hobbies as well, enjoying woodworking, fishing, golfing, dancing, playing cards, snowmobiling, and working with metal in the shop. He did renovations for many friends and neighbors and always enjoyed having coffee and visiting with family and friends. Betty and Dale sold the farm and retired to Weyburn in 2001. The grandchildren always knew that there would be candy and treats when visiting. He kept up with current affairs and was always ready for a good debate. Dale will be remembered for his sense of loyalty, integrity and honesty to everyone. He'll be greatly missed by his family and friends. Funeral service was held Saturday, November 3, at 11:00 a.m. from Grace United Church, Weyburn, with Mr. Gary Keefe officiating. Interment followed in Green Acres Memorial Gardens, Weyburn. The pallbearers were: Devin Knibbs, Richard Knibbs, Curtis Stach, Dale Cugnet, Gary Hennig, and Wesley Cugnet. All those in attendance were considered to be honorary pallbearers.
KNIBBS - Georgina Alexandra 'Jean' (nee Skene) Knibbs, late of Weyburn, SK passed away peacefully Thursday, November 8, 2012, at the age of 99 years. Jean was predeceased by her husband, Percy Knibbs; son-in-law, Herman Fischer; her sisters: Evelyn Ekstrom, Marge Arnason, Phyllis West; her brothers: Alex Skene and Johnny Skene. Jean is survived by her daughter, Joyce Fischer, Regina, SK; her son, David (Jean) Knibbs, Weyburn, SK; her grandchildren: Ryan (Marj) Fischer, Regina, SK, Nevin (Linda) Fischer, Regina, SK, Colleen (Russ) Scharnatta, Midale, SK, Carolyn (Justin) Huber, Wilkie, SK, Jeff (Brenda) Knibbs, Okotoks, AB; ten great-grandchildren: Derek, Michaela, Tannis, Mitch, Torilee, Tristan, Kyra, Josie, Nathan and Aidan; her sister, Peggy Donaldson, Kamloops, BC; sister-in-law, Oliveine Knibbs, Gabriola, BC along with several nieces and nephews. Georgina Alexandra ìJeanî Knibbs (nee Skene) was born June 20, 1913 to Alex and Georgina Skene in Tarland, Aberdeenshire, Scotland. In 1926, her family immigrated to Canada to settle near Kuroki, Saskatchewan. She met Percy Knibbs in 1939 at a dance in Kuroki and on April 10, 1940, Percy and Jean were married in Winnipeg, Manitoba. They worked for a farmer at Holland, Manitoba and they had their two children, Joyce and David before moving back to farm near Huntoon, Saskatchewan in 1946. They continued to farm after buying a home in Weyburn in 1971 until they retired and sold their land to their son David in 1978. Jean enjoyed cooking, sewing, quilting knitting. She loved playing cards, shuffleboard, doing puzzles and word search, walking, gardening and going for coffee with family and friends. She was an active member of the Weyburn Senior Centre, Weyburn Grace United Church, Weyburn Special Care Home Auxiliary and the UCW. She lived in her own home until the age of 97, and in October of 2010, moved to Hill Top Manor in Weyburn. Jean loved her fanily deeply and her greatest joy came in spending time with her grandchildren and great-grandchildren. The family wishes to thank the Hill Top Manor staff for the wonderful care they provided. A Funeral Service for Jean will be held on Friday, November 16, 2012 at 2:00 p.m. from Grace United Church, Weyburn, SK with Rev. M. Barnabas, officiating. Interment to follow at Green Acres Memorial Gardens, Weyburn, SK. Honorary pallbearers will be all in attendance. Active pallbearers will be Ryan Fischer, Russ Scharnatta, Nevin Fischer, Justin Huber, Jeff Knibbs and Mitch Scharnatta.
KNIPELBERG - Kenneth Henry. With wonderful memories and sad hearts, the family regrets to announce the passing of Ken Knipelberg of Edmonton, AB, on June 1, 2013 at the age of 69 years. Ken will always be remembered for his many wonderful qualities and great sense of humour. He was a kind, generous, loving husband, father and friend with a huge passion for everything life had to offer. Dearest to his heart was his loving wife, Marie; son, Corey (Avy Wolf); daughter, Cindy (Curtis) Bidulock; nephews, Ken (Kuni) and Liam; Jeff and Stacey Muir; as well as many caring relatives and friends. Predeceased by his parents, George and Kathleen; brother, George; sister, Gloria (Earl) Muir and two infant siblings. Ken was born in Weyburn and graduated from Weyburn Collegiate Institute in 1963. He was a highly skilled hockey player who played for the Weyburn Red Wings from 1961-64, and continued to play hockey in the Edmonton area right up to Oldtimers League. Later he aspired to get involved in the oil patch, which lead him to co-own his own business here in Edmonton for over 30 years. Ken had a passion for Ford Mustangs and Thunderbirds and was actively involved in local and International Clubs. Our sincerest thank you goes out to our relatives, friends and everyone who have helped and supported us so much throughout Ken’s journey and at this difficult time. A Celebration of Ken’s Life will be held on Monday, June 17 at 2:00 p.m. at Hainstock’s Funeral Chapel, 9810 - 34 Avenue, Edmonton, AB. Cremation has taken place.
KNIPELBERG - Kathleen "Kae" (nee Parker) passed away peacefully at the Weyburn Special Care Home, Weyburn, on Wednesday, September 28, 2005 at the age of 87 years. She was predeceased by her parents, Bert and Elizabeth Parker, brother, Len, sisters Edith, Ivy and Dorothy, her husband, George, daughter, Gloria Muir and her husband, Earl Muir, infant children, Leonard and Joan. Left with many good memories of a very warm, kind and considerate mother, grandmother and great grandmother are sons: Kenneth (Marie) and their children, Corey and Cindy, George (friend, Nancy) and his children, Ken, Wendy (Darann) Sauer and their son, Jacob, grandchildren: Jeff Muir (Conni, Cody and Kendell), Stacey Muir, sister Margaret Morrison and many nieces and nephews. A private family graveside funeral service was held at Hillcrest Cemetery, Weyburn.
KNIPELBERG - Kenneth. With wonderful memories and sad hearts, the family regrets to announce the passing of Ken Knipelberg of Edmonton, on June 1, 2013 at the age of 69 years. Ken will always be remembered for his many wonderful qualities and great sense of humour. He was a kind, generous, loving husband, father and friend with a huge passion for everything life had to offer. Dearest to his heart was his loving wife, Marie; son, Corey (Avy Wolf); daughter, Cindy (Curtis) Bidulock; nephews, Ken (Kuni) and Liam; Jeff and Stacey Muir; as well as many caring relatives and friends. Predeceased by his parents, George and Kathleen; brother, George; sister, Gloria (Earl) Muir and two infant siblings. Ken was born in Weyburn, SK and graduated from Weyburn Collegiate Institute in 1963. He was a highly skilled hockey player who played for the Weyburn Red Wings from 1961-64, and continued to play hockey in the Edmonton area right up to Oldtimers League. Later he aspired to get involved in the oil patch, which lead him to co-own his own business here in Edmonton for over 30 years. Ken had a passion for Ford Mustangs and Thunderbirds and was actively involved in local and International Clubs. Our sincerest thank you goes out to our relatives, friends and everyone who have helped and supported us so much throughout Ken's journey and at this difficult time. A Celebration of Ken's Life will be held on Monday, June 17 at 2:00 p.m. at Hainstock's Funeral Chapel, 9810 - 34 Avenue, Edmonton. Cremation has taken place.
KNOX - George. It is with great sadness and heavy hearts that we announce the passing of our dad, George Knox, a great man and a true gentleman. George was born September 22nd, 1928 in Weyburn, SK and passed away Friday, June 22nd, 2012. He spent many years in the Canadian Armed Forces including peace missions. He was a member of the Legion, Knights of Columbus and Church of Our Lady. Dad was predeceased by his first love and wife, Betty; mother, Katharine; father, John James; brothers, Robert and John; sister-in-law, Pauline; nephews, Dustin and Christopher; and the love of his life, his wife of 35 years, Norma in June 2010. George leaves to mourn his passing, his children: Gord (Karla) Knox of Calgary; Bill (Heather) Robinson and their daughter Marissa; Clayton Robinson and his son Shaun; Jackie Usher and sons Cory (Erin) and their daughters Hannah and Madison, Aaron, Brendan, and their father Ray; cousin, Alf Bentley; niece, Lorrie (Ed) Moffat and their children James and Joanne; nephew, Johnny (Jenny) Knox and their children Jason, Jaclyn and Jenna; nephew, Ron Knox (Tessa Dupuis); nephew, Jim Knox and his children Jennifer, Robert, Susan and Steven. George enjoyed golfing, travelling and gambling jaunts with Norma. He had many great friends and acquaintances, many of whom he kept in contact with over the many years of his life. We would like to thank his numerous friends for their support and kindness to him, including all he knew at Athabasca Towers, the caring nursing staff at the Moose Jaw Union Hospital who were our rock as we knew he was well cared for. A Time of Fellowship for Family and Friends will be held on Wednesday, June 27th, 2012 from 1:00 - 2:30 p.m. in the Harvey Room at Moose Jaw Funeral Home. As per our Dad's wishes, he will be cremated and buried with his father at the Veterans Cemetery in Weyburn, SK at a later date.
KNUTH - Russell Raymond Knuth of Weyburn, passed away on Wednesday, October 10, 2007 at the age of 82 years. Russell will be lovingly remembered by his son, Martin (Norma) and daughter, Marcie; grandchildren, Garrett and Alison; sisters, Mildred of Manitoba, Ruby of British Columbia and Lyra of British Columbia. Russell was born April 8, 1925 in Oungre, to Emil and Florence Knuth (nee: Tompke). Russell was raised on a farm near Tribune and attended Salsbury and Slager schools. He had five sisters and two brothers plus a brother and sister deceased at infancy due to diphtheria. As a young lad, Russell helped his dad on the farm, was a threshing hand, drove a team of horses and delivered water to Tribune - sometimes working for $35 per month. Later, he decided to seek his fortune on the west coast. Jobs included working in a factory assembling toy wagons, a saw mill and later as a longshoreman loading grain onto boats. But his love for the farm brought him back to Saskatchewan. In 1951 he married Sybil West and they worked together to buy and operate the family farm. In July, 1952 his daughter, Marcia was born, followed by his son, Martin in 1955. In approx. 1951/52 life was made a lot easier when they received electricity and a few years later the convenience of the telephone. With the family growing, they built a new house in 1962, hauling every piece of building material from Regina, most of it in a one ton truck. They made 25 trips, all in the evenings after an already hard day of work, many trips lasting until 2:00 a.m. Russell and Sybil were active in the community with Russell being the Trustee of the Tribune Central School Board for 18 years. Russell continued farming through the good and hard years, always with renewed optimism for 'next year country'. He married Phyllis Bloor in 1985 and they sold the farm and retired to Weyburn in the late 80's. During his life, Russell made time to enjoy his love of music, mainly playing the piano and harmonica. His love of music started at 14 when he walked four miles to Tribune every Saturday to take piano lessons. He played most of the old favorites without music and enjoyed entertaining at Wheatland Seniors Centre and anytime for visitors. He also enjoyed traveling after retirement, to many parts of Western Canada and the USA. One trip to Vegas included playing a couple of tunes for Liberace, and the pictures of this are proudly displayed in his home. He also was a great dancer, especially the polka. He had a passion for cars, constantly washing and polishing to keep them gleaming. His love of gardening continued long after farming and he produced many vegetables, strawberries and raspberries, starting the day at 5:00 a.m. to get things done before the heat of the day set in. He fulfilled many of his dreams and passions over his lifetime, many of them will be talked about by his family, relatives and friends, who will dearly miss him. Funeral service was held Saturday, October 13 at 2:00 p.m. from Fletcher Funeral Chapel, Weyburn, with Pastor Martin Olson officiating. Interment followed in Green Acres Memorial Gardens, Weyburn. Pallbearers were: Carl Lefrentz, Archie Mantei, Joe Rubin, Emil Knuth, Mervin Hoedel, and Keith Forbes.
KOBIALKA - John Kobialka was born on October 12, 1914 in Ukraine to Tom and Annie Kobialka, he passed away November 25, 2001 at the age of 87 years. He took his schooling in the Ukraine and in 1930 he immigrated to Canada. He enjoyed gardening and feeding his birds, also enjoyed playing pool in his younger days. Predeceased by his parents: Tom and Annie Kobialka; sister Sylvia; brother Emil; one grandson; R.J. Kobialka; two brothers-in-law Joe Stajniak, John Haliuk. John is survived by his loving wife Regina Kobialka of Weyburn; his children Elizabeth Kobialka of Weyburn, Richard (Kim) Kobialka of Calgary, AB, John Kobialka of Weyburn; grandchildren: Elisabeth Kobialka, Jason Kobialka, Jodi (Terri) Hoskins, Janelle Kobialka; great grandchildren: Bailey, Pierce, Hunter Hoskins, Chantara Wadsworth; one brother: Mike (Beth) Kobialka of Winnipeg, MB; one sister-in-law Mary Riedes; as well as numerous nieces and nephews. A Funeral Service was held on Thursday, November 29, 2001 from Fletcher Funeral Chapel, Weyburn. Interment followed at Hillcrest Cemetery. Active pallbearers were Jason Kobialka, John Kobialka, Janelle Kobialka, Richard Kobialka.
KOEHLER - Pauline Jeanette (nee Rysz). On Friday, September 21, 2001, Pauline Jeanette Koehler, late of Weyburn, passed away at the Weyburn Special Care Home at the age of 82 years. Predeceased by her parents, Antoni and Tekla Rysz; her husband, Fred Koehler; three brothers: John Rysz, Paul Rysz and Benjamin Rysz; two sisters, Gertrude Duncan and Regina Hauglum. Pauline will be lovingly remembered by her two daughters: Dolores (Don) Currence and Josie (Dale) Schmidt; her grandchildren: Jeremy, Jason, Justin and Kerri Kallis; Dan and Michael Schmidt; four great grandchildren; three sisters: Josephine (Casper) Plonka, Martha (Bryce) Morrisson and Olga Paslawski, as well as numerous nieces and nephews. Pauline was born May 15, 1919 at Rainton, one of nine children born to Antoni and Tillie Rysz. She was raised on the farm near Rainton and she talked fondly of her life on the farm. On October 19, 1951 Pauline married Fred Koehler at St. Vincent de Paul Roman Catholic Church in Weyburn. Pauline worked along with Fred in the Legion for 25 years. Both were proud to be involved in that organization. She has resided in Weyburn and area all her life. Pauline loved her grandchildren very much. When the grandchildren were young they would make the daily trek to Grandma's for lunch. She looked forward to them coming and missed them as they either graduated or moved away. She loved animals and especially loved the family pets. When one of the family pets escaped they would run to Grandma's and sit patiently outside the apartment window waiting for their special treat. Pauline also loved to play cards, which she did for many years. She had a wonderful sense of humor and would go to all lengths to entertain her family. Her family all loved to sit and listen to her stories of the 'olden days'. We will all miss her so much. Prayers were said Monday, September 24, at 7:00 p.m. from Fletcher Funeral Chapel, Weyburn. The funeral mass was held Tuesday, September 25 at 11:00 a.m. from St. Vincent de Paul Roman Catholic Church, Weyburn, with Father Francis Hengen Celebrant. Interment followed in Hillcrest Cemetery, Weyburn. All those in attendance were considered to be honorary pallbearers. The active pallbearers were Dan Schmidt, Mike Schmidt, Dave Campbell, Jeremy Kallis, Darryl Bliss and Jesse Balkwell. Members of the Royal Canadian Legion formed an Honor Guard.
KOENIG - Betty of Weyburn, SK. passed away on January 28th, 2009 at the age of 80 years. She was predeceased by her husband Joe in 2001. Betty will be lovingly remembered by her 3 daughters: Peggy, Deb (Don), and Shirly (Rick); 3 grandchildren: Kasey, Matthew and Jordan; and one great-grandchild, Arman. Betty was a very happy person who always had a smile for her many friends. Family meant the world to her, but more importantly she meant the world to them. The family extends heartfelt thanks to Dr. Lenferna and the wonderful staff of the Weyburn General Hospital for their compassionate care. There will be no service at Mom's request.
KOHONICK - Arthur Alexander was predeceased by his parents, Adolf "Charlie" and Natalie Kohonick (nee: Daelick) ; two infant brothers, Gordon and Lorne; an infant sister, Leona; sister, Olga Koshinsky and a daughter Beverly Ann Periard. He leaves to mourn, his wife of 57 years, Olga (Sachvie), his son, Ernie (Debbie) Kohonick of Weyburn, SK; daughter, Darlene (Dan) Hein of Abbotsford, BC; son, Ron (Faith) Kohonick of Weyburn; sister, Hilda Wolfe of Leroy, SK and sister, Mary Cherepovsky of Saskatoon, SK; grandchildren, David (Trudy) Kohonick and children Riley and Tegan, Chris Kohonick, Melissa Kohonick, Miranda Kohonick, Dustin (Becky) Kohonick and daughter Adele, Shantel (Curtis) Seitz and son Keran, Wanda (Nate) Pearce, Sherry-Lynn (Kevin) Bot, Danny (Lara) Hein, Robbie Periard and children Baily, Justin and Jordan, Regina (Chris) Periard with children Brodie, Harley, Cash and Reign, Michael King and Amanda King. Arthur Alexander Kohonick was born May 14, 1925 on a farm at Esk, SK to Adolf and Natalie Kohonick (Daelick). He was raised on the farm with three sisters, where he helped farm with his father. He became a very hard worker and gained a good work ethic at an early age. He had very little formal education at Auderville and Pauline Schools, but was self-educated through constant reading of newspapers, listening to the radio and watching television, as well as reading various R.M. books. Arthur continued to farm and took over the family farm prior to marriage, then continued to farm in the Quill Lake area until 1957 when he moved the family to Estevan, SK. Arthur married Olga Sachvie on July 18, 1952 at Jansen, SK. At Estevan he worked in the coal mine at Bienfait, where he broke his back falling on the tracks. He also helped build Boundary Dam, St. Joseph’s Hospital and had other various jobs with Pool Construction, the City of Estevan and Bird Construction. Due to hard times he also took on various secondary jobs, even a prep-cook to support his young family. In 1965 he chose to move his family to Weyburn, where he was a painter for Swertz Brothers Construction. Soon thereafter he attained a position with the Department of Highways where he worked for approximately 25 years. During that time he had two open heart by-passes. He took early retirement in 1987 at the age of 62 years. Arthur was baptized and confirmed at the Esk Lutheran Church and was a member of Zion Lutheran Church in Weyburn. He belonged to the Wildlife Association, and enjoyed fishing and ice fishing, bird and deer hunting, playing cards, reading, tinkering in his garage and gardening. Arthur loved tractors and collecting scale model tractors was a special hobby, as well as rebuilding an old Allis Chalmers tractor. He also loved animals, especially the family pets and his apple tree. They enjoyed a bit of travelling to northern SK and BC. He enjoyed socializing as well as having a drink with special friends, and had very strong opinion on certain political issues. Arthur was genuinely interested in people and their family trees and occupations. He liked old tyme music, especially the banjo, accordian and bagpipes, which at one time his granddaughter Shantel played. He really enjoyed his wife playing guitar and accordian in their younger years. He always had a soft spot for the working person who had the hard knocks in life. He was a very honest person. He had been battling cancer for over ten years, and passed away at Tatagwa View Long Term Care Facility, Weyburn, on Tuesday, April 13, 2010 at 11:00 p.m. Thank you to all who donated, gave flowers and for the various food trays, calls and cards. Funeral service was held Monday, April 19, at 2:00 p.m. from Fletcher Funeral Chapel, Weyburn, with Rev. John Ferrier Officiating. Interment followed in Green Acres Memorial Gardens, Weyburn. The Active Pallbearers were: his grandson, David Kohonick, nephews, Barry Wolfe and Gordon Koshinsky, and special friends, Luke Periard, Willy Stehr and Rob Jones.
KOPEC - Stella Ann (nee Plonka) Kopec was born in Bielska Biela, Poland to Karol & Anna Plonka on July 6th, 1922. Grandma was the eldest of eight children. Grandma immigrated to Canada when she was seven years old along with her parents and brother Cles. Grandma met the love of her life when she worked for him looking after his two young daughters-Virginia and Lorraine. Grandpa soon realized that Grandma was not just only a nanny, she was a very special lady and wanted her to be his wife. This day began when she told Grandpa that she was going to hop on a train and head to Ontario to find a job. That is when he asked her to marry him. Grandpa & Grandma were married on July 20, 1949 at the Weyburn Court House. On November 18, 1950, they welcomed their first child, a son, James Edward Kopec. Four years later, a daughter was born on December 28, 1954, Cheryl Ann Kopec. A third child, a daughter Peggy (Margaret Mary) Kopec was born on January 24, 1959. Grandma & Grandpa raised their five children on a homestead near Cedoux. Grandma & Grandpa moved to Weyburn in 1975 where they were the caretakers for an apartment which they lived in. Before they moved into Weyburn Grandma got a job at the Weyburn Special Care Home where she started out in laundry part time and then moved on to fulltime working in the kitchen. Grandma had a love for gardening. She loved her flowers specifically pansies. She was an avid crocheter, knitter and loved doing petty point pictures. She loved making afghans for all her children, grandchildren and great grandchildren. Her favorite color was purple. Grandma was dedicated friend and card player. She also had a love for bingo. Another thing that Grandma was famous for was her perogies and her grasshopper pie. Christmas will just not be the same without her perogies and grasshopper pie. Grandma loved playing Sequence and was a fierce competitor. You would all be amazed what she was capable of saying. One last thing I want to mention is the wooden blocks Grandma had. As kids we couldn’t wait to get over to her house to play with these blocks. There was a fight to see who could get to them first. As we got older and started having kids of our own it was her great grandchildren that would now play with them. She loved to watch the kids and how much joy the kids got out of playing with them. Grandma died on May 31, 2011. She was 88 years old. Her sister Janice died on this very same day 16 years ago. May 31, 1995. Grandma is survived by her 5 children and spouses, Jim (Danna) Kopec of Weyburn, Cheryl (Victor) Vogel of Weyburn, Peggy (Larry) Clark of Murphy Lake, Virginia Beaubier of Saskatoon and Lorraine Law of Whiterock, BC; her 14 grandchildren, Dan (Candace) Kopec, Kari (Keith) Hall, Roxanne (Travis) Lund, Jolene (Jory) Ashworth, John (Lindsey) Vogel, Nathan Vogel, Cory (Lindsay) Clark, Troy (Tierra) Clark, Jay (Alex) Clark, Chuck Boyd, Jeff Boyd, Michelle Wingert, Todd (Lim) Law and Sandy Bosma; 25 great grandchildren, Cooper and Sawyer Kopec, Elle, Lola and Hudson Hall, Austin, and Alex Lund, Jorja, Jagger and Jacek Ashworth, John, Jack, Nelleke and Jed Vogel, Sawyer Clark, Kowen, Meegan and Heaton Clark, Connor Boyd, Evva and Adam Law, Chelsey, Eliza and Matthew Greenberg; brothers, Matt (Betty) Plonka of Regina, Emil Plonka of Weyburn, and sister, and Rose (Leo) Kopec of Weyburn, as well as numerous nieces, nephews, relatives and friends. Grandma’s beautiful smile will be greatly missed by all. Grandma will always be with us in our hearts, with many fond memories of her generosity, kindness and love for all. Until we meet again Grandma, love you. A funeral mass was held on Friday, June 3 at 10:00 A.M. from the St. Vincent de Paul Roman Catholic Church, Weyburn with Father Gerry Bauche celebrating. Interment followed in Green Acres Memorial Gardens, Weyburn. Pallbearers were John Vogel, Nathan Vogel, Dan Kopec, Cory Clark, Troy Clark, Jay Clark. Prayers were said Thursday, June 2 at 7:00 PM from St. Vincent de Paul Roman Catholic Church, Weyburn.
KORCHINSKI - Shiela (nee Stewart) Adolphe Korchinski. It is with great sadness that the family of Shiela Korchinski announces her sudden passing on March 13, 2008 while vacationing with friends in Cancun, Mexico. Shiela is predeceased by her father Fergus Stewart, first husband Jim Adolphe, sister-in-law Marilyn Stewart and step-father Fred Mecklinburgh. She leaves to mourn her husband Emil Korchinski, mother Sylvia Stewart, brothers Rick Stewart and his children Sean and Brandy and Duane (Heidi) Stewart and their children Devin and Tyler, step-sons Kevin (Glenda) Korchinski, Kirby (Sandy) Korchinski, Blair (Patti) Korchinski, Travis (Tanya) Korchinski, grandchildren Alyssa, Melissa, Jessica, Mike, David, Andrew, Brooke, Meagan and Jake, four great grandchildren Teegan, Danaka, Cole and Payton. Shiela was born January 11, 1944 and was raised in the Weyburn district. She married Jim Adolphe in 1964. Together they made their home in Regina where Shiela began her long and successful career with the federal government. Jim passed away suddenly in 1980. In 1983 Shiela married Emil Korchinski and became "Granny" to a large and growing family. In the ensuing years, Emil and Shiela's careers took them to Winnipeg, Saskatoon and Balcarres before they bought and renovated their retirement home in the Indian Head district. The move to Indian Head allowed Shiela and Emil to be near to friends and family and also provided them with the opportunity to become part of a vibrant and welcoming community. Shiela was active in the Indian Head Curling Club, the Federal Superannuates, INAC Retirees and enjoyed gardening and visiting with her grandchildren. The funeral will be held on Thursday March 20, 2008 at St. Andrews United Church, Indian Head, Sask.
KOSAR - Margaret Isabel (nee Richardson) was born on January 27, 1914 and died on May 25, 2003. She lived through two World Wars, the Great Depression, and a 28 years career teaching in Simonson, Heiberg, Radville and Weyburn, as well as marriage and motherhood, and through it all she remained strong, vibrant and filled with the joy of being alive. She loved books, music, painting, ice skating, long walks, the manifold beauties of nature, the pleasures of good food and drink, and so many other 'favorite things' that it would be impossible to fit them all on one page. No matter what troubles and sorrows came to her, she still turned to the future with an unwavering spirit. Everyone close to her was inspired by her courage, zest and vitality in both the small and great moments of life. She was predeceased by her parents, William and Florence Richardson, her brothers: Robert Lawrence, W. H. Craig and John Dudley Richardson, and her steadfast husband of 46 years, Anthony Kosar. She is survived by her daughters Jean and Richelle, their spouses, Mike Taylor and Carlos Torchia, and her two grandsons, Anthony and William Taylor. We will treasure her in our memories. Her voice will still come into our minds saying, "Count your blessings" or "Look! It's the first robin of the year!" She will always be a part of us. "I thank whatever gods may be for my unconquerable soul". William Ernest Henley Funeral service was held Friday, May 30, at 11:00 a.m. from Fletcher Funeral Chapel, Weyburn, with Gary W. Goran officiating minister. Interment followed in Hillcrest Cemetery, Weyburn. Pallbearers were: Doug Beattie, Sonny Brasseur, Hank Hartenburger and Kevin Kozar.
KOSIOR - Phyllis (nee Troisi). It is with much sorrow that we announce the passing of our mother, Phyllis Kosior on October 15, 2002. Born in 1920 on October 30 in Fort William, ON, she is predeceased by her ex-husband, John Kosior; loving companion Ray Johnston; parents, Filomena and Felix Troisi; brother Joe Troisi; sister Margaret Seed and granddaughter Debbie Kosior. She is survived by her loving children Joan (Wayne) Drouillard-Honig, Weyburn; Doreen Karlson, Weyburn; Donna (Edd) Patenaude, Edmonton, AB; Curt and (Jan) Kosior, Lacombe, AB; Brenda (John Evans) Beattie, Edmonton, AB; Steve Short, Calgary, AB; and Louise Edwards, BC; her brother Nicky Troisi, Caledonia, ON; sisters Rose Zimac, Annette O'Leary, Amy Lenton all of Thunder Bay, ON. She will be deeply missed by her grandchildren, Greg Greenhow, Laurel Lamont, Julian and Andre Drouillard, Leena Honig, Wanda Snow, LeAnne Karlson, Edmond, Michael, and Jacqueline Patenaude, Janelle and Lana Kosior, Cory, Nina and Jaret Beattie, Jim Dexter, Chris and Lincon Edwards and her "extended grandchildren" Mellisa, Tanya, Beau and Haley Johnston. Phyllis touched many lives, all of whom were enriched by knowing her wit, her caring and generous ways, her love of good food and her laughter. If you passed through her doors either as a friend, a boarder, a foster child or a special needs person, you found support, caring and comfort. Having lived in Weyburn over 50 years, she developed many long and lasting friendships. She was proud of her family and her accomplishments and shared a unique relationship with her grandchildren. To her children and grandkids, she left a legacy of courage, strength and love. Funeral mass was held at 2:00 p.m. Saturday, October 19, 2002 from St. Vincent de Paul Roman Catholic Church, Weyburn, Father Albert Schmitz presider. Interment followed at Hillcrest Cemetery.
KOT - Agnes Margaret (nee Nickolejsin). It is with sadness that the family of Agnes Kot announces her passing on Saturday, April 23, 2005 at the William Booth Special Care Home, Regina at the age of 95. Agnes leaves to cherish her memory, her daughter, Marie Kot (Ed Sentes) of Regina and son, Bill (Jean) of Edmonton, AB. She will be missed and never forgotten by her 15 grandchildren, 25 great grandchildren and many nephews and nieces. She was predeceased by her husband, John Kot in 1993; son, Alvin Kot in 1988; granddaughter, Debee Paquin in 1988; 5 sisters and 5 brothers. Agnes was born Agnes Margaret Nickolejsin March 11, 1910 near Cedoux, where she grew up and met John Vincent Kot. They were married January 9, 1932. They lived, farmed and raised three children in the Cedoux and Colfax area until they moved and retired into Weyburn in 1978. Agnes and John were married for 61 years and after his passing, Agnes moved to Regina to live with her daughter, Marie and went on to spend the last couple years of her life at William Booth. Agnes enjoyed a full and healthy life right to the very end. The days throughout the years were filled with the love of family, hospitality, farming, gardening, dancing, cooking, playing cards and bingo and most of all, looking after her husband, John. She will be remembered to many as Agnes, but to many who were loved by her and loved her, it was Nanny. The family would like to thank the staff at William Booth for their absolutely outstanding, unselfish care they provided to Agnes. Their good work enriched her life and ours. Funeral service to celebrate Agnes, life was held at 1:30 p.m., Tuesday, April 26, at William Booth Special Care Home, 50 Angus Rd., Regina. Interment will follow in Hillcrest Cemetery, Weyburn.
KOT - Darold Jerome. On Thursday, June 25, 2009, Darold Jerome Kot of Weyburn passed away at the Regina Pasqua Hospital at the age of 71 years. Darold is survived by his loving wife of 42 years, Lynn Kot and their children: Alaina (Lance) Pirlot and their children, Brittany, Marissa, Cassidy and Kate of Wauchope; Kyla (Ahab) McKenzie and their children: Kennedy, Nathan, Sienna and Matthew of Stanley Mission; Whitney (Kathryn) Kot and their children: Bryn and Yvonne of Lethbridge, AB; Garrett (Janis) Kot and their children, Mackenzie and Hayden of Regina; his sisters: Helen Schultz, Dorothy (Norbert) Schultz and Mary Ann (Ron) Abel; father-in-law, Fred Dodds; sister-in-law, Sandra (Jim) Fisher, Brothers-in-law, Kim Dodds and Paul Hudy, as well as many nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his parents, Simon and Mary Kot. Mother-in-law, Ella Dodds. Granddaughter, Alexandra. Siblings: Arnold, John, Amelia, Yvonne and Pauline. Darold Jerome Kot was born January 5th, 1938 at Weyburn. He was brought up on a farm near McTaggart until the family moved to the Weyburn area when he was in grade six. Darold received his Geological engineering degree and Education degree from the University of Saskatchewan. While earning his degrees, Darold played University football which he put to good use as the football coach in Weyburn for over 30 years while teaching at the Weyburn Comprehensive High School, where he also coached both junior and senior basketball. On July 16, 1966, Darold married Lynn Dodds at St. Vincent de Paul Roman Catholic Church in Weyburn. They lived on the same family farm for 42 years, where they raised their family of four children. Darold was a reader at St. Vincent de Paul, and was a well liked, and well respected teacher. He became actively involved with cancer support in the cancer support network, Cancer Connections, and received the medal of Courage from the Canadian Cancer Society. Darold was a real family man who was completely devoted to his wife, children and grandchildren. Prayers were said Sunday, June 28, 2009 at 7:00 p.m. at St. Vincent de Paul Church. A Mass of Christian Burial was held Monday, June 29th, 2009 at 2:00 p.m. from St. Vincent de Paul Roman Catholic Church, Weyburn with Father Gerry Bauche Celebrant. Interment followed in Hillcrest Cemetery, Weyburn. The Honorary Pallbearers were: Dennis Kittelson, Jim Yeaman, Dave Pulfer, Don Bell, Kelly Trithart, Vlad Bocian, Michael Bocian, Brian Goranson, Jim Parsons, Mal Barber and Ken Kot. The Active Pallbearers were: Darren Abel, Tim Schultz, Kevin Schiller, Michael Hoffman, Chris Michel and Troy Herring.
KOT - Elizabeth "Betty" Mary (nee Gaab) Schmuck Kot of Weyburn, passed away peacefully after a brief and courageous battle with cancer on Tuesday, August 5th, 2008. Elizabeth was predeceased by her husband John Joseph Kot (1992), and her first husband Raymond Schmuck (1960). She was also predeceased by her parents Anton and Magdelena Gaab; brothers: Thomas Gaab, George Gaab and Rudy Gaab; sisters-in-law: Ann Gaab, Ruth Gaab, Amelia Gaab, Yvonne Kot, Pauline Kot, Emelia Hudey; brother-in-law: Nick Schmidt, John Klatt, Dan Slawson, Elbie Ford and John A. Kot. Elizabeth is survived by her children: Joseph Schmuck (Anne Weir), Fort McMurray, AB; Judy (Kevin) Cole, Calgary, AB.; Pamela Kot, Regina, Grandson Devon Schmuck (Carly Moskal), Saskatoon and step granddaughter Maria Weir, Grande Prairie, AB. Betty is also survived by her brothers: Peter (Rose) Gaab, Joseph (Dorothy) Gaab. Sisters: Rose Schmidt, Sue Klatt, Barbara Kot, Eva Ford; sisters-in-law: Helen Schultz, Dorothy (Norbert) Schultz, Marianne (Ron) Abel and brother-in-law; Darold (Lynn) Kot; as well as several nieces and nephews. Betty loved life. Betty was an exceptional mother and a wonderful friend to many. She will be greatly missed by all who knew her. Prayers were held at St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church at 7:00 p.m., Thursday, August 7th, 2008. The Funeral Mass was held on Friday, August 8th, 2008 at 1:30 p.m. from St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church, Weyburn. Interment followed at Hillcrest Cemetery. The active pallbearers were Jeff Gaab, Warren Gaab, Tom Kot, David Kot, Hank Klatt and Delmar Gaab. A special thank you to Dr. Lenferna, Dr. Sawash, Dr. Kumar, Dr. Buwembo, Dr. Baird and to all the staff of 5A RGH, 3rd floor Weyburn General Hospital and recovery room staff of RGH and MPICU at RGH and 3B at the Pasqua Hospital.
KOT - Ernest Donald passed away peacefully in his sleep January 3, 2005 at his home in Weyburn, at the age of 67 years. Ernie was born April 10, 1937 in Regina. Ernie was predeceased by his parents Frank and Victoria Kot, two infant daughters and his father-in-law Pete Zimmerman. Ernie is survived by his loving wife Carol Anne, sons Larvern (Cindy, Chevy and Garrett), Michael (Rhonda) and Nicholas (Janeece); sister Myrtle (John) Kwotchka their five sons and families; mother-in-law Sadie Zimmerman; step-mother Rose McCombs, many relatives, friends and a special "Grandpa" to Anna and Kevin Pattyson. Ernie was a well known diesel mechanic, aptly nicknamed "Doctor Detroit". He was an avid sports enthusiast, curling and football topped his list and especially football when his sons were playing. Ernie was the "Good Samaritan" personified. His greatest joy and pride in life were his sons and their families. The son of a farmer, he always considered himself a farmer at heart. He was in his glory this past summer when he was out on the swather and combine again, and thinking about seeding this spring. A funeral service was held on Friday, January 7, at St. Vincent de Paul Roman Catholic Church, Weyburn, with Father Gerry Bauche officiating. Interment followed at Hillcrest Cemetery, Weyburn. Pallbearers were Trevor Burns, Greg Barry, Greg Grams, Mike Vogel, Glenn Hala and Dave Kater. All those in attendance were considered honorary pallbearers.
KOT - John "Junior" passed away peacefully on August 1, 2009. John was predeceased by his parents John and Mary Kot; brothers Father Joe Kot, Wilfred Kot and Dr. Danny Kot. John is survived by his loving wife Linda Kot, Weyburn; daughter Joanne (Peter) Jensen and their children Colton, Kaylyn and Kelsey, Weyburn; son John (Trina) Kot and their children Brandon, Jordan, Janessa and Logan, Sherwood Park, AB; sisters Anna Kot, Prince Albert and Jean (George) Lawson, Edmonton, AB; sister-in-law Gabrielle Kot, Weyburn; many nieces and nephews. John was born and raised in McTaggart on the farm, receiving his education at Tagg School. He loved farming with his father for many years until his illness. John was very well respected in the community, working in sales for over 35 years, at Eatons where he met his wife Linda. They recently celebrated their 45th wedding anniversary. His greatest pleasure was watching his children and grandchildren grow up. He left them a legacy of courage, strength and love. John enjoyed playing baseball and was considered an "A one" pitcher. His love of baseball continued with his passion for the Toronto Blue Jays. Other interests were spending time with his horses, playing cards and attending the Weyburn Red Wing games. He was a friend to all who knew him. John will always be missed but never forgotten. Prayers were held on Tuesday August 4, 2009 at 7:00 p.m. from RD Family Funeral Chapel, Weyburn. Funeral Mass was held Wednesday, August 5, 2009 at 10:30 a.m. from St Vincent de Paul Roman Catholic Church with Fr. Gerry Bauche celebrant. Internment followed at the Hillcrest Cemetery, Weyburn. Active Pallbearers will be George Lawson, Peter Jensen, Colton Jensen, Jeff Lawson, Brandon Kot and Greg Hubick. Honorary Pallbearers will be John and Lil Hearn, Bob and Gert Lukey, Jim and Marion Brown, Barbara Huebner, Genevieve Girardin, Ben and Sylvia Folk, Pat and Doreen Strong.
KOT - Liliane Andrea (nee Lapierre), late of Weyburn, Sask. passed away on Monday, November 5, 2007 at the age of 54 years. Liliane was predeceased by her father, Armand Lapierre; her in-laws: Bernard and Georgina Kot; a sister in infancy and a sister-in-law in infancy. Liliane is survived by her husband, Bernie Kot, Weyburn; children: Karen (Dennis) Erickson of Weyburn, Brett Kot of Weyburn, and Wade (Melanie) Kot of Regina; four grandchildren: Layne, Ashton, Bayden and Kaitlyn; her mother, Angeline Lapierre of Montmartre; four sisters: Rita (Lorne) Wallace of Tyner; Ida (Bob) Sorsdahl of Weyburn; Delores (Rod) Singer of Balgonie, Jackie Lapierre of Regina; two brothers: Norman (Rose) Lapierre of Weyburn and Harvey (Donna) Lapierre of Regina; two brothers-in-law: Ken (Susan) Kot of Weyburn and Jim (Vi) Kot of Provost, AB; four sisters-in-law: Theresa (Jack) Berglund of Kennedy, Rita (Frank) Hammel of Moose Jaw, Marlene (Glen) Caine of Drayton Valley, AB, and Gloria (Fred) Kirkpatick of Truax; as well as many nieces and nephews. Liliane Andrea Kot was born to Armand and Angeline Lapierre, on May 3, 1953 in Montmartre. She was from a family of eight children, four sisters and two brothers, and a sister who died in infancy. She grew up on the family farm where she became a real tomboy who liked to spend her time out helping her Dad. She graduated from the Montmartre High School and moved to Regina to work for the Sask. Wheat Pool. In the fall of 1972, she went to a turkey shoot in Candiac where she said she saw the biggest turkey ever. She married him 10 months later in July in 1972. It was a short courtship. Bernie Kot and Liliane became engaged at Christmas. Liliane said they didn't need to wait any longer as they were meant to be together. They moved to Weyburn for a short time after they were married and Liliane worked at CFSL Radio Station. They moved to Candiac in January of 1974. Bernie worked at the stock yards and Liliane helped in the office. Karen, their first child, was born there in April of 1974. In the fall of 1975 the new family moved back to Weyburn where they rented Terry Gutzke's farm yard. Brett was born in February of 1978. In the fall of that year they purchased the Casper Wanner farm North East of Weyburn where they lived and raised their family for almost 30 years. Wade was born in 1981 and made their family complete. Liliane was a stay at home mom during those beginning years on the farm but she certainly worked. She milked cows, raised chickens, and collected eggs. She worked along side Bernie as a true partner. She took a haircutting course in 1976 and was able to do hair in her home with her special barber chair. . Bernie and Liliane would have celebrated their 35th wedding anniversary in July of 2008. Prayers were held for Liliane on Wednesday November 7 at 7:30 at St. Vincent de Paul Roman Catholic Church. The Funeral Mass was held at St. Vincent de Paul Roman Catholic Church on Thursday, November 8 at 10:30 a.m. with Father Gerry Bauche Celebrant. The Active Pallbearers were Dave May, Pat May, Wayne Obst, Shari Obst, Russ Leguee and Sharon Leguee. All in Attendance were considered Honorary Pallbearers. Interment followed at Green Acres Memorial Gardens, Weyburn.
KOT - Pauline Marie Kot, born June 29, 1930 at Weyburn, passed away July 2nd, 2008 at Edmonton, Alberta at the age of 78 years. She was predeceased by her parents, Simon and Mary Kot; two brothers: John and Arnold Kot; two sisters: Emelia Hudy, Yvonne Kot; brother-in-law Carl Schultz. Pauline is survived by her brother: Darold (Lynn) Kot, Weyburn; three sisters: Dorothy (Norbert) Schultz, Weyburn, Helen Schultz, Weyburn, Mary Ann (Ron) Abel, Weyburn; sister-in-law Betty Kot, Weyburn; brother-in-law Paul Hudy, Calgary, AB. As well as several nieces and nephews. Pauline was raised on the family farm at McTaggart and attended school there as well as the Weyburn Collegiate. Following graduation she obtained her RN from the Grey Nuns hospital in Regina. Pauline worked in many small communities in Saskatchewan and also Hawaii prior to obtaining her BSN at the University of Alberta. She received her Masters degree from the University of Washington and did advanced studies in clinical nursing at the University of Arizona. Pauline joined the staff of the Faculty of Nursing (University of Alberta) in 1969. She was recognized as a dedicated teacher and an expert in her field of medical surgical nursing. She led a team that was on the cutting edge of computer technology developing a Computer managed Learning System to teach health assessment. She was active in professional activities as well as in organizations at provincial and federal levels. Pauline also did international assignments in Nepal and Bangladesh. Pauline retired in 1991 from her position as nursing professor at the University of Alberta. On a more personal note Pauline loved sports. She prided herself in the fact that she was the only girl on the boy's ball team. This love of sports continued to her death never missing a Toronto Blue Jays game and more importantly cheering on her beloved Saskatchewan Roughriders. Pauline loved her nieces and nephews and spent quality time with them whether it was playing marbles with her nephews, playing board games, or showing them the sights of Edmonton. It seemed unusual that this sophisticated lady who loved fine clothes, jewelry and flashy cars could be so down to earth when with the children. She always took a keen interest in their various pursuits. Family ties were very important for Pauline. She was instrumental in organizing a Kot family reunion which was a huge success except for the invasion of the mosquitoes. Perhaps the greatest legacy she left her family was the fact that she researched and compiled three family history books, which we as her family members refer to frequently. Her skills in the area of research and writing were superlative. She will be sadly missed and always remembered. The memorial mass for Pauline Marie Kot was held on Friday, July 11th , 2008 at 11:00 a.m. at St. Vincent de Paul Roman Catholic Church, Weyburn with Fr. Gerry Bauche Celebrant. All in Attendance were considered Honorary Pallbearers.
KRAEMER - Mary Genevieve 'Gen' (nee Duignan). Gen was born in Radville on May 14, 1917. She was the second born child and oldest daughter, of Tom and Catherine (nee Hastings) Duignan. The child was named Mary Genevieve. Her paternal grandmother was Mary Duignan (nee Tone) and her maternal grandmother was Mary Anne Hastings (nee Reidy). Her paternal great grandmother’s name was Mary Tone (nee Doyle) as well, so it was almost preordained that the firstborn daughter of Tom and Catherine would be named Mary. The story of how it came to be that her second name Genevieve was used in the place of her first is unknown. We will relegate it to that file we Catholics use in cases such as this: it is a mystery! The family resided in Radville until 1920, when they moved back to Mount Forest, ON, where her father had originally came from. He became employed as a Ford car salesman there. In 1922, upon the sudden passing of Tom’s father Bill, the family moved back to Saskatchewan, and took up the farm at Tribune, left to them by Tom’s father. The 1920s were good years agriculturally in Saskatchewan, and the family was able to build a barn, add an upstairs to their one story farm home, and purchase a couple of new cars during that period. In 1929, the family grew by one more, with the birth of William, another brother for Gen. Gen also had an older brother Matt, born in 1913, and a sister Pat, born in 1919. Gen took her Grades 1 to 12 at Tribune school. The poverty, drought and depression of the 1930s greatly shaped the Duignan family, as it did all who lived it. But the experience did not extinguish their faith and hope for the future. With a strong belief in education and an eye for the future, arrangements were made for Gen to enroll in the “Registered Nurses” program, through the nursing Sisters at the Grey Nuns Hospital in Regina. This was in 1938, when conditions on the farm at Tribune were still grim. The family escorted Gen to Regina on August 30, 1938, to begin her studies in September. That was a 100-mile journey, which in those days was quite an event. As they said their goodbyes that day, there was no way of knowing that this was the last time Gen was to see her mother. Since money was so scarce, Gen didn’t come home from Regina at Christmas time that year. Letters kept by Gen from her mother that fall give a glimpse of life as it was then. Scraping together $1.00 to send as spending money was a rarity, more often love and encouragement being the gift sent. January of 1939 brought a bout of ill health for Gen’s mother Catherine, who was hospitalized in Estevan with a recurring heart problem. Letters Gen kept, sent by her mother while in the hospital, encouraged Gen not to worry about her or the family, and not to consider stopping her studies to come home. Mrs. Duignan recovered slightly, and returned home to the farm at Tribune. She took a sudden turn for the worse, and died in their farm home in April of 1939, at the young age of 49 years. Gen was summoned home from Regina, catching a ride with Fred Preddy, who was in Regina getting supplies for his store. Upon arrival in Tribune, she was met by her Dad and brother Matt with the news of her mother’s death. After the funeral she returned to Nurses training at the Grey Nuns in Regina. That fall of 1939, Gen developed a cough which was ultimately diagnosed as tuberculosis. She contracted it through caring for sick tubercular patients in the hospital. She was sent for treatment by train from Regina to the TB Sanitarium, located at Fort San, in the picturesque Qu’Appelle valley, near the town of Fort Qu’Appelle. She remembers it being Christmas time, because the TB patients were wheeled on stretchers into boxcars for the ride out to Fort San. Surrounding them in the boxcars were bags and bags of Christmas mail, stacked up to the roof on either side of them. Gen spent over a year at the “San”. Upon her discharge in 1940, she made a decision to follow a different care-giving path and returned to the farm to help care for her recently widowed father and young brother Bill. It was a decision Gen felt was right and hasn’t regretted making, although she occasionally muses about what direction her life may have taken had she completed her Nurse’s training. She has seen her daughter-in-law Diana and grand-daughters Sarah and Leah pursue careers in nursing, and took great pleasure in their accomplishments. She made a home for her brother Bill and her father on the farm at Tribune. Bill graduated from high school, went on to “Normal School” in Moose Jaw, and began a teaching career in 1949. On July 3, 1950, she married Philip Kraemer, and together they raised two sons, Tom, born in 1951, and Dean, born in 1956. Rather than have two households functioning two miles apart, they decided to combine households with her father, who was then living alone. Philip and Gen moved over to the Duignan farm, as it had a bigger house, and there, lived and raised their family. Gen was a homemaker, Philip farmed, worked out occasionally, and her Dad was retired. Son, Tom, graduated from high school in 1969 and Dean in 1974. Both moved to Regina. Gen was involved in the Catholic Women’s League, taught catechism occasionally, enjoyed playing cards, and visiting with friends and family. They took up the game of bridge as an added challenge. Son, Tom, married Denise Baber in 1972, and Dean married Diana Ripplinger in 1983. In 1973 the first of six grandchildren came upon the scene. This added a new dimension to Gen and Philip’s life. On June 4, 1973 Gen’s father, Tom Duignan, passed away suddenly, at the age of 82, while visiting at his grandson Tom Kraemer’s home in Regina. This occurred on the same evening as the birth in Regina of Gen and Philip’s first grandchild, Sean. Philip and Gen continued to live on the farm at Tribune. They spent much time traveling to Vibank, visiting their son Tom and family. Philip sold his farm to Herb Ernst in 1974, and he and Gen took one of the first trips since they got married, by train, to Victoria, B.C., Seattle and Portland Oregon, visiting relatives and friends. With Philip’s health deteriorating due to emphysema, they left the farm at Tribune in the fall of 1977, moving to #4 - 1135 Park Ave, Weyburn. Philip’s sister Clara lived in the same housing project. More grandchildren came along: Sarah in 1976, Lisa in 1978; Dean and Diana’s children: Nathan in 1984, Evan in 1987, and Leah in 1989. Philip Kraemer died April 29, 1982 in Weyburn, at the age of 77, of emphysema. Gen continued to reside in Weyburn, at their home at #4 Pioneer Place. During the ensuing years she had the opportunity to do some traveling in Europe, Mexico and many points in the U.S. and Canada, visiting relatives and friends. She was always available to her family through those years, being of invaluable service to her sons and their families as the need arose. Gen’s life of love and service to her family is reflected by the love and devotion of her children and grandchildren today. In February of 2001, Gen responded to an invitation to move closer to her family, making a new home in Regina, at #301 - 3225 13th Ave. (Cathedral Courts). She moved in on February 1, 2001, living independently and still involved in the lives of her family. She spent 9.5 years at Cathedral Courts where she was surrounded by wonderful caring neighbors, and the peaceful spirituality of the facility. Her door was continually revolving, with family members coming and going on a regular basis. One of the highlights of Gen’s week has been the regular Saturday morning phone call from her childhood friend and school mate Louise Huber (nee Kurtz). Louise and Gen started school in Tribune in 1923. In 1934, Louise’s parents decided to forgo the drought stricken Tribune area and move further north to the Melfort region where the desperate economic conditions were less severe and where it was raining with more frequency. Louise and Gen kept in touch through the years but it wasn’t until a personal loss for Gen brought them back into regular weekly contact. Gen’s brother, Bill Duignan, passed away suddenly in 1999. Louise called Gen to express her condolences, continuing to phone her weekly as Gen grieved her loss. That practice has continued to this day, every Saturday morning, where the two class mates and friends, now both 93 continued to share their love and affection. On January 12, 2010, Gen experienced another new milestone in her life, the birth of her first great-grandchild, a baby girl named Aunika Genevieve Kraemer. Gen was enthralled with this beautiful and vibrant addition to her life. She was especially proud that the child’s second name is Genevieve. Aunika’s father is Gen’s oldest grandchild, Sean Kraemer, who has a very special devotion to his grandmother. He honored her by giving her name as the child’s second. In her short life, Aunika has brought more joy into Gen’s life than could be imagined. With the only thing in life that is constant being change, Gen left her home at Cathedral Courts on August 6, 2010 and took up a new residence at the Santa Maria Senior Citizen’s Home, located at 4215 Regina Ave., Regina. It was here that she passed away peacefully on Saturday, October 23 from complications arising from a hip fracture. She will be sadly missed. A prayer service was held on Wednesday, October 27 at 7:00 pm at St. Vincent de Paul Roman Catholic Church in Weyburn. The mass of christian burial took place on Thursday, October 28 at 11:00 am at St. Mary’s Roman Catholic Church in Tribune with Fr. Gerry Bauche celebrant. Interment to follow in St. Mary’s parish cemetery in Tribune.
KRUMENACKER - Joseph John Walter Krumenacker late of McTaggart passed away on Friday, May 27, 2011 at the age of 92 years. Joseph was born of Hungarian descent on November 6, 1918, the youngest of nine, on the Krumenacker farm. He attended Muckamore school and completed his education by correspondence courses. He married Mary Haas on June 25, 1947 and Mary and he celebrated their 63rd Anniversary in 2010. He was always a romantic, bringing mom the first spring rose every year. He grain farmed and raised livestock. He was gifted in his way with animals and especially fond of his horses and dogs. He enjoyed trout fishing from the dugout. Joseph was very active in his church parish, was a 4th Degree Knight of Columbus, helped serve mass and also participated in serving many banquets and funeral lunches. Joseph and Mary were group leaders in a church program called “Marriage Encounter” where they worked with young couples; goal being, to enrich their marriages. He helped to build “Mary’s Grotto” in McTaggart. He served as a municipal councillor for the R.M. of Brokenshell and was very proud of his “Century Farm Award.” A kind and gentle man, Joseph was devoted to his family and farm. Though he suffered from poor health many times, he never complained. Joseph was a testament to what a deep and abiding love can be. Joseph was predeceased by his parents, John & Susanna Krumenacker; son, Andrew Krumenacker; great grandson, Kohler Moore; special nephew, Roy Loos; sisters and brothers in law; Barbara (John) Loos, Sue (Bill) Chambers, Beth (Jim) Campbell, Lena (Frank) Loos, Ann (Bob) Johnson, Margaret (Bill) Somers and infant Margaret; sister and brother in laws, Ann Baer (Henry), Frank Haas, John Haas, Alice Haas, Katherine Exner, Emily (Art) Mallory and Marg (Joe) Chastkavich. Joseph is survived by his loving wife of 63 years, Mary Krumenacker; three children, Mona- Maria Krumenacker (Randy Steinhauer), Val Joseph Krumenacker and Joanne (Gary) Domes; five grandchildren, Rebekah Jo (Jason) Moore and Nigel Domes, Nicole, Kimberley and Jillian Krumenacker; seven great grandchildren, Zayne and Gage Domes, Ayden, Levi, Grayson, Marren and Koah Moore; brother, Michael (Rose) Krumenacker; brothers in-law, Victor Haas, Jack (Caroline) Haas, Bill (Marg) Haas; sisters-in-law, Helen Haas and Ann Haas as well as numerous nieces, nephews, relatives and friends. A funeral mass was held Thursday, June 2 at 1:30 P.M. from the St. Vincent de Paul Roman Catholic Church, Weyburn with Father Gerry Bauche officiating. Interment followed in Green Acres Memorial Gardens, Weyburn. Prayers were said Wednesday, June 1 at 7:00 PM from the St. Vincent de Paul Roman Catholic Church, Weyburn.
KRUMENACKER - Mary Josephine (nee Haas), late of McTaggart, passed away on Saturday, December 31, 2011 at the age of 90 years. Mary was born on December 12, 1921 in the Grayson area. She taught school before marrying Joseph Krumenacker on June 25, 1947. They celebrated their 63rd anniversary in 2010. Mom was an active participant on their grain and livestock farm and was involved in many activities for community, church and family. Some of these included, The United Way, the Weyburn School of Dance, Ladies Altar Society. She served countless banquet and funeral lunches and was always there to support her children in music lessons, dance classes, 4-H, Guides, Scouts and a variety of sports. Mom had a special love of nature and she mended many a wounded animal that her children brought home. She enjoyed writing poetry and was a gifted artist when she found the time. Mom left a legacy of her skills with her children. Mary was predeceased by her parents, Frank and Helen Haas; her husband of 63 years, Joseph; son, Andrew Krumenacker; great grandson, Kohler Moore; nephew, Roy Loos; sisters and brothers, Ann Baer (Henry), Frank Haas, John Haas, Alice Haas, Katherine Exner, Emily (Art) Mallory, Marg (Joe) Chastkavich and infant brother, Joseph; sisters and brothers-in-law, Barbara (John) Loos, Sue (Bill) Chambers, Beth (Jim) Campbell, Lena (Frank) Loos, Ann (Bob) Johnson and Margaret (Bill) Sommers. Mary is survived by her three children: Mona-Maria Krumenacker (Randy Steinhauer), Val Joseph Krumenacker and Joanne (Gary) Domes; five grandchildren, Rebekah Jo (Jason) Moore and Nigel Domes, Nicole, Kimberley and Jillian Krumenacker; seven great grandchildren, Zayne and Gage Domes; Ayden, Levi, Grayson, Marren and Koah Moore; brothers, Victor Haas, Jack (Caroline) Haas and Bill (Marg) Haas; sisters-in-law, Helen Haas and Ann Haas; brother-in-law, Michael (Rose) Krumenacker as well as numerous nieces, nephews, relatives and friends. Prayers for Mary were said on Tuesday, January 3, 2012 at 8:00 PM at St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church. The funeral mass was celebrated by Father Gerry Bauche on Wednesday, January 4, 2012 at 1:30 PM, also at St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church, Weyburn. Interment followed at Green Acres Memorial Gardens, Weyburn. Donations in memory of Mary may be made to St. Vincent de Paul Roman Catholic Church, Weyburn. The family of the late Mary Josephine Krumenacker (nee Haas) wish to express their gratitude to everyone who extended their sympathy at the loss of our mother. For supporting us with cards, calls, flowers, food, monetary donations or masses in her memory, attending the funeral service or sharing hugs and tears, we are so very grateful. Thank you to Fletcher’s Funeral Chapel, Father Gerry, the choir, the luncheon caterer’s, the Pallbearers and Brady’s House of Flowers for all their help in organizing a beautiful service. Thanks also to Tatagwa View House 7 for your compassionate care of our mother and your efforts daily to all the residents in your care. As always, to Donna Loos, our unending love and gratitude. You have always been a vital presence in mom and dad’s lives, and always had their best interests at heart. You have always shown them as much love, dignity and respect as you would your own parents. We are incredibly blessed to have had our parents for as long as we did. Though we are sad to say good-bye, we are glad they are together again ~ Joanne Domes, Val Krumenacker and Mona Krumenacker.
KREUTZER - Henry Phillipp, late of Weyburn, passed away on Friday, October 30, 2010 at the age 92 years. Henry was predeceased by his parents, John & Rose Kreutzer; father-in-law, Donald Martin; sisters, Ella Kreutzer, Herta Kreutzer, Katherine Geiger & Mary Bryant; brothers, Charlie, Paul, Fredrick, Christopher and an infant twin and his great-grandson, Andrew Paul. He is survived by his wife of 59 years, Margaret Kreutzer of Weyburn, SK; children, Garry (Linda) Kreutzer of Osage, SK; Wilfred (Linda) Kreutzer of Bruno, SK; Della (George) Patterson of Creelman, SK; and Sharon (Elmer) Ivan of Weyburn, SK; grandchildren, Michael Kreutzer, Jacqueline (Gerald) Petit, Angela (Brian) Manz, Tammy (Cory) Rundle, Sharlene Kreutzer, Trish (Brad) Bell, Gary (Bree) Patterson, Megan (Jason) Cascagnette, Jade Ivan and Reed Ivan; great-grandchildren, Gerren, Jaython, Alinda, Cameron, Myleena, Kassandra, Kayla, Jordynn, Maci, Maehailey, Davin and Daylin; great great grandson; Noah; mother-in-law, Janet Martin as well as numerous nieces, nephews, relatives and friends. A Funeral Service will be held on Wednesday, November 3, 2010 at 2:00 p.m. from the Zion Lutheran Church, Weyburn, Saskatchewan with Pastor Martin Olson officiating. Interment will follow at Green Acres Memorial Gardens, Weyburn, Saskatchewan. Visitation will be held Tuesday, November 2, 2010 from 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM from Fletcher Funeral Chapel, Weyburn.
KRUEGER - Martha Ida Wilhemina (nee Mathies) late of Weyburn, passed away on April 1, 2010, at Tatagwa View in Weyburn at 102 years of age. She was predeceased by her parents Richard and Marie Matthies; husband Albert; son Alvin; grandson Murray; son-in-law, Donald Westman; brothers Otto and Frank; and sisters Anna, Ida and Alice. Martha is survived by her son Arley (Marlene), Estevan, and three daughters: Sirena (Delbert Foote), Weyburn; Eileen (Jim Arts), Midale; Dianne (Jim Taylor), St. Albert, AB; 13 grandchildren, 21 great grandchildren, six great great grandchildren, and numerous nieces and nephews. Martha was born near Macoun on October 18, 1907. She was confirmed in the Lutheran Church in 1924 and continued to be a staunch church supporter all of her life, both at St. Luke's Lutheran, Midale and Zion Lutheran, Weyburn. She married Albert August Krueger on October 25, 1925 in a double wedding ceremony with her sister, Ida, and Albert's brother, Otto. Albert and Martha farmed NE of Midale and enjoyed a long and happy married life of 62 years. Martha worked hard and was Albert's right-hand man on the farm. She worked beside him putting in the crops and taking them off. She helped him with everything, including milking cows, stooking and pitching bundles and picking stones. She was also a wonderful homemaker who tatted and crocheted, sewed and canned, and baked and cooked for her family, as well as for threshing crews and Sunday neighborhood and family gatherings. She spent many years taking care of Albert's mother and father. Albert and Martha retired to Weyburn in 1962, but were always willing assistants at the farm whenever needed. Martha was very active in her community. She was a member of the Farmers Union, the Homemakers, the Weyburn Horticultural Society, the Weyburn Legion Ladies Auxiliary and the Zion Lutheran Church Choir. She taught Sunday School for 50 years and she taught at Vacation Bible Schools, worked at church camps and attended many Lutheran Ladies Aid and Circle meetings. Family was always very important to Martha and she took any opportunity to share a festive occasion with them. She loved to celebrate milestone birthdays and anniversaries every five years (or more often if she could get away with it). She loved to travel and try new experiences - one being riding on a camel in Egypt. Martha had a "green thumb" for sure. She took great pride in her garden and flowerbeds and took bouquets for the church altar whenever she could. She made lovely arrangements for weddings and other occasions, and loved giving them away with a big smile on her face and a twinkle in her eye. Martha was a wonderful and much loved head of her family who will be so sorely missed. We were so lucky to have had her in our lives, and so thankful she was with us for so long. The funeral service was held on Monday, April 5 at 2:00 p.m. from Zion Lutheran Church, Weyburn, with Rev. Martin Olson officiating. Interment followed at Green Acres Memorial Gardens, Weyburn. Pallbearers were her nine grandsons: Jim and Ron Westman; Keith, Allan and Brian Krueger; David and Kevin Arts; and Darren and Ryan Taylor. The family of Martha Krueger would like to thank everyone for their visits, phone calls, flowers, donations, cards and for their prayers. We appreciate your care and concern so very much.
- Joseph John Walter, late of McTaggart, Sask. passed away on Friday, May 27, 2011 at the age of 92 years. Joseph was born of Hugarian decent on November 6, 1918, the youngest of nine, on the Krumenacker farm. He attended Muckamore school and completed his education by correspondence courses. He married Mary Haas on June 25th, 1947 and Mary and he celebrated their 63rd Anniversary in 2010. He was always a romantic, bringing mom the first spring rose every year. He grain farmed and raised livestock. He was gifted in his way with animals and especially fond of his horses and dogs. He enjoyed trout fishing from the dugout. Joseph was very active in his church parish, was a 4th Degree Knight of Columbus, helped serve mass and also participated in serving many banquets and funeral lunches. Joseph and Mary were group leaders in a church program called Marriage Encounter where they worked with young couples; goal being, to enrich their marriages. He helped to build Mary's Grotto in McTaggart. He served as a municipal councillor for the R.M. of Brokenshell and was very proud of his Century Farm Award. A kind and gentle man, Joseph was devoted to his family and farm. Though he suffered from poor health many times, he never complained. Joseph was a testament to what a deep and abiding love can be. Joseph was predeceased by his parents, John & Susanna Krumenacker; son, Andrew Krumenacker; great grandson, Kohler Moore; special nephew, Roy Loos; sisters and brothers in law; Barbara (John) Loos, Sue (Bill) Chambers, Beth (Jim) Campbell, Lena (Frank) Loos, Ann (Bob) Johnson, Margaret (Bill) Somers and infant Margaret; sister and brother in laws, Ann Baer (Henry), Frank Haas, John Haas, Alice Haas, Katherine Exner, Emily (Art) Mallory and Marg (Joe) Chastkavich. Joseph is survived by his loving wife of 63 years, Mary Krumenacker; 3 children, MonaMaria Krumenacker (Randy Steinhauer), Val Joseph Krumenacker and Joanne (Gary) Domes; 5 grandchildren, Rebekah Jo (Jason) Moore and Nigel Domes, Nicole, Kimberley and Jillian Krumenacker; 7 great grandchildren, Zayne and Gage Domes, Ayden, Levi, Grayson, Marren and Koah Moore; brother, Michael (Rose) Krumenacker; brothers in-law, Victor Haas, Jack (Caroline) Haas, Bill (Marg) Haas; sisters in law, Helen Haas and Ann Haas as well as numerous nieces, nephews, relatives and friends. A Funeral Mass will be held Thursday, June 2, 2011 at 1:30 P.M. from the St. Vincent de Paul Roman Catholic Church, Weyburn, Saskatchewan with Father Gerry Bauche officiating. Interment to follow in Green Acres Memorial Gardens, Weyburn, Saskatchewan. Prayers will be said Wednesday, June 1, 2011 at 7:00 PM from the St. Vincent de Paul Roman Catholic Church, Weyburn.
KUIPER - Ethel (nee Fell). On Friday, January 28, 2000, Ethel Kuiper, late of Weyburn, passed away at the age of 82 years. Ethel Fell was born November 10, 1917 at Dahinda, SK. She was the oldest of seven children. She went to school up to grade 9 and then entered the work force at the age of 14 years to help her parents out financially. She worked various jobs until she married George Kuiper on May 30, 1942 in Weyburn. She then raised her family of two children, Phyllis and Ron. She was involved with the Calvary Baptist Church, singing in the choir, Sunday school teacher, ladies groups and Bible study. She liked crocheting, playing crib, crossword puzzles, game shows and dancing with family and friends. Ethel and George celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary on May 30, 1992. They lived in Regina for five years, and then moved to Weyburn where they have resided for many years. Predeceased by her mother and father, John and Lillian Fell. Ethel is survived by her husband, George Kuiper of Weyburn; two children: Phyllis (Eldon) Hardy of Granisle, BC, and their children: Deborah (Scott) Trim and great grandchildren, Christa and Kara Trim; Jason Hardy and David Hardy; Ron (Jeannette) Kuiper of Regina; and their children: Erin and Danielle; her brothers and sisters: Dorothy (Russ) Lynch of Surrey, BC; Gordon (Emy Lou) Fell of Langley, BC; Jim Fell of Red Deer, AB; Grace Braaten of Weyburn; Gertrude (Walter) Kronkvist of Penticton, BC; Bill (Donna) Fell of Regina; as well as numerous nieces and nephews. Funeral service was held on Tuesday, February 1 at 2:00 p.m. from Calvary Baptist Church, Weyburn, with Pastor Rob Ogilvie officiating. Interment followed in Hillcrest Cemetery, Weyburn. All those in attendance were considered to be honorary pallbearers. The active pallbearers were: Bev Culbertson, Gordon Richardson, Norman Eggum, Evan Goranson, Merv Leitz and Norm Flaten.
KUNTZ - Barbara (nee Messer). On Tuesday, August 15, 2006, Barbara Kuntz, late of Weyburn passed away at the age of 79 years. Barbara was predeceased by her parents, Anna Marie and Andrew Messer, two sisters, Frances Rood and Margaret Myers and one brother, Paul Messer. Barbara is survived by her loving husband, Mathew Kuntz, one son, Ron Herberholz; and two daughters: Joanne (Jerry) Fowler of Weyburn and Debbie Peterson of Calgary, AB; two special grandchildren: Tanis Fowler of Calgary, AB and Kasey Fowler of Weyburn; four sisters: Marie Forsang of Wainwright, AB, Betty (Bob) Wimmer of Abbotsford, BC, Clara Kuntz of Mayerthorpe, AB and Anne Drake of Qualicum Beach, BC; five brothers: Andrew (Lillian) Messer of Vilna, AB, Jack (Marge) Messer of Victoria, BC, John (Bea) Messer of New Westminster, BC, Joseph (Juliett) Messer of Langley, BC and Martin Messer of BC, as well as numerous nieces and nephews. Barbara was born May 13, 1927 at Colgan, North Dakota, USA to Andrew and Anna Marie (nee Neiszner) Messer. The family moved to the Lampman area in 1928, and Barbara went to Moonie School to receive her education. Barbara worked in various Cafes in Weyburn until she retired when her grandchildren were born and she became a full-time Grandma. Barbara was a caregiver her entire life and always was her happiest when looking after people, or baking and cooking for someone. Her biggest fear was someone going home with not enough to eat, so the family always ended up taking home the extras. She loved to work out in her yard, looking after her flowers right up until her final hospitalization. Barbara and Matt were married June 16, 1973 and remained in their home until she was hospitalized the last time in May of 2006. In July she made her final move to the Weyburn Special Care Home, where she passed away August 15. She will be lovingly remembered and dearly missed by all she knew and loved. A Memorial Service was held Saturday, August 19 at 9:00 a.m. from St. Vincent de Paul Roman Catholic Church, Weyburn with Father Gerry Bauche presiding. The Interment will be at a later date. All those who shared in Barbara's life, were considered to be Honorary Pallbearers.
KUNTZ - Doris Marie (nee Lamoureux) was the second child of Floyd and Frances Lamoureux born April 30, 1932 at Lake Alma, and passed away August 10, 2004 at Regina General Hospital, Regina. At age two the family moved to the Big Muddy area. Doris attended school at Bessbrough and Minton. After high school she taught at Bessbrough in 1950 and at Norge School and at Beaubier in 1951. Doris married Pat Dowling in November 1952 and they lived in Beaubier, Maxim and then on to Weyburn in 1954 where her son Kory was born in 1965. She was employed by the Weyburn General Hospital from 1954-1971 when she moved to Torquay. She married Harry Kuntz on April 6, 1974 and they lived on the farm until the fall of 1975, when they moved to Torquay, where they resided until the spring of 1997 when they moved to Weyburn. Doris lived a full life and had many hobbies and talents. She had lots of friends and acquaintances wherever she went. She enjoyed family and always acted as keeper of the records for family history and photos. She had a keen memory and everyone relied on her from time to time to provide information and if she didn't know the answer, you could be sure that she would have it in a day or two, with all of the details. She loved to take excursions with family and friends and enjoyed her nieces and nephews immensely. Her love of people was present until the very last day of her life. Predeceased by her husband, Harry Kuntz; mother and father, France and Floyd; sisters Jean Lamoureux and Donna Robinson; nephew Kelly Nickel; sister-in-law Clara (Bill) Krylchuk and husband Harry. Doris survived by her son Kory Kuntz, Torquay, brother and sister-in-law, Jim (Signa) Lamoureux, Paradise Hill; Margaret (Merle) Leavens, Weyburn; Norma (John) Tanton, Black Diamond, AB; sister-in-law Marg (Henry) Hutt, Tribune; brother-in-law, Dryden Robinson, Bengough; as well as numerous nieces, nephews and special friends. Funeral service wad held Tuesday, August 17 from Grace United Church, Weyburn, with Rev. Hazel Arbon officiating. Interment at Green Acres Memorial Gardens. All those in attendance were considered honorary pallbearers.
KUNTZ - Josephine (nee Schnell). On Saturday, September 4, 1999, Josephine Kuntz, late of Weyburn, passed away at the Weyburn Special Care Home at the age of 85 years. Predeceased by her husband, Emmanuel E. Kuntz, August, 1997; her parents: Raphael and Annie (nee Moser) Schnell; six brothers and three sisters-in-law: Frank, Alphonse (Doris), Ralph, Paul (Gladys), Joseph and Peter (Tillie); one sister, Annie; three brothers-in-law: William Payne, Don Innes and William Karpuiak; two grandsons: Kelly Kuntz and Michael Marcotte; two great grandsons: Joshua and Zackary Kuntz. Josephine is survived by her two sons: Alphonse (Norma) of Torquay, and Jerome (Carol) of Regina; three daughters: Ilene (Hughie) Knockwood of Dorchester, NB; Lavine (Ken) Stepp of Weyburn and Caroline (Henry) Marcotte of Regina; five sisters and four brothers-in-law: Margaret Innes, Marie (Norman) Bridger, Frances (Ted) LaRose, Doreen (Stan) Cook, and Katherine (Brian) Watters; two sisters-in-law: Ragna Schnell and Yvette Schnell; 16 grandchildren, 23 great grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews. Josephine was born June 22, 1914 at Bromhead, SK. She was raised on a prairie farm with her six brothers and six sisters. On January 16, 1939 she married Emmanuel Kuntz in the Roman Catholic Church in Marienthal. They resided in the Torquay District until 1986 and then moved to Weyburn. Josephine was involved in the Torquay Home and School, Torquay Ladies Club, Greenville, Torquay and Soo Line Homemakers. She was president of the Red Cross, Torquay branch from 1955 to 1978. In 1976 she was honored with a life membership from the Saskatchewan Women's Institute in recognition of 30 years of faithful work in club and community activities. She also belonged to the Torquay 50 and over club, and was a charter member of the Torquay CWL, having received her 40 years CWL pin. Josephine and Emmanuel celebrated their 50th Wedding Anniversary and traveled extensively in Canada and the U.S.A., and in 1966 they spent 3 months in Europe. She enjoyed knitting, crocheting, sewing for her family and gardening. In her leisure time she enjoyed reading and playing cards with family and friends. Prayers were said Monday, September 6 at 7:30 p.m. from Fletcher Funeral Chapel, Weyburn. The funeral mass was held Tuesday, September 7 at 2:00 p.m. from St. Vincent de Paul Roman Catholic Church, Weyburn, with Father Francis Hengen celebrant and Father Norman Marcotte con-celebrant. Interment followed in Green Acres Memorial Gardens, Weyburn. Members of the CWL formed an Honor Guard. The active pallbearers were: Shawn Stepp, Curtis Stepp, Trevor Stepp, Todd Stepp, Brent Marcotte, Henry Knockwood, Randy Knockwood, Kevin Kuntz and Bobby Kuntz.
KURTZ - Grace Elizabeth (nee Murdoch). It is with great sorrow that we announce the passing of Grace Elizabeth Kurtz on Thursday, June 16, 2005. Surrounded and supported by her four children, Grace peacefully passed away at the Weyburn General Hospital after losing her last valiant fight with cancer. Grace will be lovingly remembered by her four children: Karen (Cyril) Schultz of Prince George, BC, Mary Jane Kurtz of Winnipeg, MB, Charlene Kurtz of Grenfell, Robert (Ann) Kurtz of Prince George, BC; her two grandchildren, Arlene (Jack) Nohr of Prince George, BC and Paul (Debbie) Schultz of Dawson Creek, BC, and four great grandchildren: Jake, Jeffery, Kassandra and Emily; and her one sister, Viola Kazell, as well as numerous nieces, nephews, relatives and friends. Her kind, warm heart and generous spirit touched many here in Weyburn. She will be greatly missed by all. A Memorial Service was held from Knox Presbyterian Church, Weyburn, on Tuesday, June 21, at 1:00 p.m. with Rev. John Ferrier officiating. The Interment followed in Hillcrest Cemetery, Weyburn. Members of the Royal Canadian Legion Auxilliary formed an Honor Guard.
KURTZ - Jerome "Jerry" Francis, Weyburn, passed away at St. Joseph's Hospital, Estevan on Tuesday, April 6, 2010, at the age of 69 years, 2 months shy of his 70th. Birthday. Jerome was predeceased by his parents, Emmanuel & Josephine Kuntz; brother, Alphonse (Norma); brother-in-law, Hughie Knockwood; nephew, Kelly Kuntz; grandchildren, Joshua Kuntz & Zacharey Kuntz, mother-in-law & father-in-law, Joe & Eunice Demyen; brother-in-law, Donald Demyen; sister-in-law, Donna Dackow and a nephew, Daniel Demyen. He is survived by his wife of 44 years, Donalda "Carole" of Weyburn; children, Lisa Kuntz of Weyburn, Connie (Stan) Piercey of Moose Jaw and grandsons, Daniel & Nathan Kuntz and Alex & Jeoffery Piercey and Dawn Kuntz of Regina; twin sister, Ilene Knockwood of Courtenay, BC; sister, Lavine (Ken) Stepp of Weyburn and sister, Caroline (Henry) Marcotte of Regina as well as numerous in-laws, nieces and nephews. Jerome and his twin sister Ilene were born to Josephine and Emmanuel Kuntz, on June 1, 1940 on the farm near Torquay. As a child and young boy he was an avid athlete and played on various baseball, hockey and curling teams. From a young age he was very determined. Grandma Kuntz often shared how as a young boy she would have to tie him to a chair in-order to keep him where she could see him. But dad, being his determined self, would simply get up and go with the chair tied to him, sitting down for a little rest whenever he needed it. As he grew older, his determination never wavered, turning into what some might call a bit of a "perfectionist". Dad never did anything half way and was very particular about the way things were done. This was often very frustrating for us, but we soon learned to simply keep our mouth shut and let him finish. Dad joined the military in 1958 along with his twin sister Ilene, serving 23 and 1/2 years as an instrument electrician on the Hurk, 105, and tutor jets. As a young man, his career took him to places throughout the world. With marriage and children, dad's military career took him to postings in Edmonton, AB; Cold Lake, AB; and Moose Jaw. He was always learning more about his trade and often went on courses to Germany, Greenland, and so on. With the help of close friend, Lee Farrell, Jerome met Donalda Carole Demyen on a blind date in December of 1964. He eventually proposed at an A&W Restaurant. They married on a cold blustery Saskatchewan winter day, January 29, 1966. Together they were blessed with three beautiful daughters, Lisa, Connie and Dawn Margaret. Jerome was a very devoted family man, always making time for his daughters. Summers were spent camping, and taking countless trips home to Saskatchewan to visit family and work on the farm. Dad loved the Saskatchewan prairie, visiting museums, and heritage sites. This would take us on some interesting journeys on his famous "short cuts". We would inevitably reach grandma's house but not as fast as we had planned. Don't you know, real men don't ask for directions? We often wondered if dad was looking to create his own stars on ice, as he took great pride in building us our very own skating rink in the back yard each winter, equipped with flood lights. Dad was a devoted husband and partner and the love of mom's life. For 44 years they worked side by side building their family, sharing the good times and bad. They loved to spoil each other. Their life together has been an example to us all. Dad retired from the military in 1985 from 15 Wing Moose Jaw moving to Weyburn to take the position as caretaker of the Royal Canadian Legion where he worked for 14 years. During this time, dad was blessed with his grandsons, who he treated as his own sons, tucking them under his wing and helping them to become the fine young men they are today. Growing up, Daniel and Nathan became dad's shadows or his "guys" as he would call them, following him everywhere, watching, listening, and learning. While working at the Legion, many happy memories were shared as the boys would help dad set up bingo, play pool, and shuffle board. At the age of 9, Daniel and dad could often be found filling in as a crib team at the Legion on Tuesday evenings. Family vacations continued over the years, taking us across northern Saskatchewan, to Alberta, British Columbia, and South Dakota. Each trip brought a new adventure in camping, fishing, and seeing countless historical sites. It is no surprise that dad always loved to eat. Whether it was grandma or mom's home cooking, or the countless experiments of Dawn and Lisa, dad was always eating. His typical complement was always a twitch of the nose and "It went down". Over the years, he would often go with mom or Dawn and let them shop while he stopped to have coffee and French fries and gravy. After leaving the Legion, dad and mom moved to Regina, where they took care of an apartment block with 46 apartments. Over the next seven years, dad became a jack of all trades and was very proud of his building. During this time he met many wonderful people and made many lasting friendships. It was a good thing that dad had the patience of Job as it often served him well raising his daughters and grandsons. Over the years, he taught them all to drive, play cards, fish, complete puzzles, build and fix things. Dad taught us many different card games and there was never a time that we didn't all get together where we didn't play cards. As his partners, Dawn, Daniel and Nathan often won many games, and were always kept on their toes. To dad's credit, Connie inherited her electrical talents. With dad's help, Nathan can be called on to fix any of your plumbing wows, build shelves, use a measuring tape, insulate, and hang walls. Fixing cars was another one of dad's talents, which he soon passed on to Daniel. As dad got older, he was the brains and we became his muscles. Just recently, dad and Lisa installed a new kitchen faucet and put up an arbour in the back yard. Following dad's heart attack in May of 2004 and having being diagnosed with congestive heart failure, mom and dad retired, moving to Estevan to live with Lisa. During this time, he was able to reconnect and reminisce with his cousins, spending countless hours going for coffee. In June of 2008, dad, mom and Lisa moved to Weyburn. With a new house and yard, he could often be found in the garage or garden, tinkering to make things just right. Dad was a very devote man, putting all his trust and faith in the Lord. Over the past six years, dad never complained about being sick and often reminded us that he was on God's time. Always being a father, dad tried very hard to stay with us, long enough to say good bye to each other. As we gathered together in dad's last days, he reminded us of the importance of family, faith, and prayer. He was surrounded by all his loved ones and he felt comfort with prayers and songs said by his family during this time. Over the next days, this would be the strength that would help us to eventually say good bye. On Tuesday, April 6, after a brief hospital stay, God saw him getting tired, and called him home. Although our hearts are broken, we are comforted that dad isn't suffering any more and he is home at last with grandpa, grandma, uncle Alphonse, Joshua and Zachary to meet him. We could not have prayed for a better father or husband. He was a family man through and through, and we were all blessed to have called him dad. The Funeral Mass was held Saturday, April 10 at 11:00 AM from St. Vincent de Paul Roman Catholic Church, Weyburn with Celebrant Father Gerry Bauche and Con-Celebrant Father Norman Marcotte. Interment will be at a later date. Prayers were said Friday, April 9 at 7:00 pm at St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church, Weyburn.
KURTZ - John Edward Kurtz born on March 18, 1915, passed away on March 24, 2012. Predeceased by his father George, mother Margaret, brothers George (Dorothy), Bob (Elsie) (Joan), sisters Dora (Percy), and Margaret. He is survived by numerous nephews, nieces and cousins. John passed away peacefully from the Weyburn Special Care home. John was born on his parent's farm 14 miles south of Weyburn. Funeral services will be held Wednesday, March 28, 2012 at 2:00 p.m. from Church of Christ Weyburn, SK. Interment to follow at Hillcrest Cemetery, Weyburn, SK. The family would like to thank the staff and nurses on the North Wing of the Weyburn Special Care Home for the wonderful care John received.
KUZ - Mary (nee Nemeth). On Saturday, December 15, 2007, Mary Kuz passed away peacefully at the Regina General Hospital at the age of 80. Predeceased by her parents, Andrew and Julia Nemeth; husband, Emil; son, Walter, grandson, Troy Hansen; two brothers, Andrew and Bert Nemeth and one sister, Margaret Takarchik. Mary leaves to mourn her daughter-in-law, Sandy Kuz of Edmonton, AB; her children: Alex (Darlene) Kuz of Humbolt; Edie (Steve) Vandale of Weyburn and their children, Daryl (Holly) and their family, Taylor, Noah and Carter, Kevin (Vicki) and their child, Kayla; Ellen (Larry) Hansen of High River, AB and their children, Sheri (Jeff) Raknerud and their son Kaden, Clayton Hansen; Darlene (Tim) Champagne of Weyburn, and their son, Dustin "My Boy"; Walter's two sons, Chris and Keith Kuz of Yellow Creek; sisters, Pearl Nagy and Julia Nagy of St. Brieux; as well as numerous nieces, nephews, relatives and friends. Mary was born in Hungary on January 8, 1927. She immigrated to Canada with her parents and brothers and sisters. Mary married Emil Kuz in 1945. They farmed in Yellow Creek until 1969 when they moved to Weyburn. Mary lived in her house until the end. She enjoyed her garden and flowers. She loved having coffee with her friends. She spent a lot of time with her grandson, Dustin. He was her 'rock and her will to go on'. She loved to watch 'Days of Our Lives'; life had to stop until the show was over. Mary will be sadly missed by family and friends. A Memorial Service was held Wednesday, December 19 at 2:00 p.m. from Fletcher Funeral Chapel, Weyburn, with Rev. John Ferrier officiating. Interment followed in Hillcrest Cemetery, Weyburn. All those in attendance were considered to be Honorary Pallbearers.
KWOCHKA - Elsie Rena (nee Wold). On Thursday, April 25, 2006, Elsie Rena Kwochka, late of Weyburn, passed away at the age of 79 years. Predeceased by her loving husband of 40 years, John, son Garry, daughter Diane, her mother and father Christana and Hokan Wold, one sister Jean, five brothers: Henry, Albert, Gordie, Alfred and Robert. Elsie will be lovingly remembered by her three daughters: Shirley (Curtis) Weitzel of Balgonie, Darlene (Tom) Geiger of Crossfield, AB, Gloria Willis (Steve Philip) of Penhold, AB; grandchildren: Christopher, Jason and Jonathan Weitzel, Chad and Nathan Geiger, Brandi and Blaire Willis and Danielle Kwochka; as well as her sister, June Beierbach, numerous nieces, nephews and sisters-in-law. Mom was very appreciative of anything anyone did for her. She was always in the middle of things - never criticizing what you did, giving encouragement. She loved to tease everyone, especially her grandchildren, who were very special to her. Grandma's cinnamon buns, perogies and pickles were the best in the world according to her grandchildren. We all agreed with this of course. Mom loved the farm and farm life and continued her love for gardening after moving into Weyburn. Mom very much enjoyed her coffee friends and looked forward to going each time. The companionship of her friends was important to her. We will hold you in our hearts forever and even though we miss you terribly, our love for you will only grow stronger each and every day. We Love You! Funeral service was held Friday, May 5 at 2:00 p.m. from Fletcher Funeral Chapel, Weyburn, with Gary W. Goran officiating minister. Interment followed in Hillcrest Cemetery, Weyburn. The active pallbearers were all her grandchildren. The honorary pallbearers were considered to be all who shared in Elsie's life.
KWOCHKA - Mary (nee Szuta). On Saturday, August 30, 2003, Mary Kwochka passed away at the Weyburn General Hospital at the age of 94 years. Predeceased by her husband Fred Kwochka; brother, Joe Szuta; sister, Rozalja Bajsa; grandson, Bradley Kwochka; son-in-law, Edward Adacsi and great grandson, Peter Kwochka. Mary will be lovingly remembered by her children: John (Myrtle) Kwochka; Peter Kwochka; Bill (Betty) Kwochka; Olga (Howard) Osman; Ann (Floyd) Goertz; Helen (Marvin) Reiser; Dorothy Adacsi; Steve (Gwen) Kwochka; Laura (Donald) DeJong; 27 grandchildren, 56 great grandchildren and one great great granddaughter; two sisters: Eugienia Bajsa and Anna (Paul) Procyk; one brother, Peter (Olga) Szuta; as well as numerous nieces, nephews and cousins. Mary Szuta was born in Dlugie, Poland on June 15, 1909 to Teodor and Pelagia Szuta. She took some schooling in Poland before immigrating to Canada in July, 1930 at the age of 21. Mary worked in Estevan and surrounding area, doing cooking and cleaning. On May 30, 1931 Mary married Fred Kwochka in the Weyburn Roman Catholic Church and continued cooking and cleaning as a homemaker while raising their nine children on the farm, as well as farm duties. Fred and Mary lived on the farm north of Halbrite, moved to Weyburn in October, 1963. Mary resided in her home until February, 2000 when she moved to Hilltop Manor. She enjoyed gardening, embroidering, baking, playing cards and entertaining friends, neighbors and relatives. Mary visited nursing homes and SVECC as a member of the St. Mary's Altar Society and was involved with the St. Vincent de Paul Roman Catholic Church. Family was always important to Mary and she was always concerened about what everyone was doing and how they were feeling. As well, anyone who stopped by for a visit was always warmly greeted and enjoyed her overwhelming hospitality. Prayers were said Wednesday, September 3, at 7:30 p.m. from St. Vincent de Paul Church with Mary Ann Seitz, Lay Presider. The funeral mass was held Thursday, September 4 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. All those in attendance were considered to be honorary pallbearers along with the members of St. Mary's Altar Society. The active pallbearers were: Bryan Kwochka, Jeff Kwochka, Bruce Kwochka, Graham Reiser, Glen Adacsi and Stephen Szuta.
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LaBATTE - Herbert T. On Friday, October 16th, 2009, Herbert T. LaBatte passed away at the age of 95 years in the Weyburn Special Care Home after being there three weeks. Herb was predeceased by his wife, Peggy; his infant daughter, Beverly, parents, Louis and Jennie; infant brother, Wilfred; brothers and sisters: Edmond, William, Edward, Phillip, Pearl Corbin, Flo Torgunrud, Leo, Lena Mansell, Cora Stadnick, Louis, Hector along with many sisters and brothers-in-law. Herb is survived by his children: his daughters, Bonnie (Frank) Kaip and their children, Jim (Wanda) [Steven, Spencer], Doug (Beverly) [Kayla, Karyn], Heather (Lawrence) Fellner and their children, Jacquie Mallory (John) and her children [Taylor, Jordan], Mike (Fran) [Jonathan, Andrew], Brad (Debbie) [Colton, Logan, Meaghan, Brittany (Connor), Duncan], his son, Barry (Brenda) and their children, Lynlee (Hayley) [Brodyn, Jory, Zayne], Janalee (Tim) DeBruyne [Emry, Jenna]; two sisters, Erma Stellek, Theresa (Ed) Wittal; sisters-in-law, Hazel LaBatte, Norma O'Brien, Vivian Martindale, Sheila (Bob) Axten, as well as numerous nieces and nephews. Heldage Treffle Herbert LaBatte, (known as Herb) was the middle child of fifteen, born on June 2nd, 1914 to Louis and Jennie LaBatte. He was the first child born in the Fairlawn District, south of Gladmar with the assistance of midwife, Mrs. Coutlee. He attended most of his school days at Busy Bee School with a two term interlude as a resident student of St. Oliver's Catholic School in Radville. Following completion of his education, he worked with his brother Leo on their father's farm as well as taking any available jobs with farmers In the community and then worked at a dairy farm west of Estevan. The LaBatte family was a very musical family and he often talked about the good times he had at home with his large family and how they entertained at home and went to dances. He played the violin as well as his father Louis did, and others played the piano.On December 31st,1939 Herb married Peggy Fettes, eldest daughter of Dave and Edith Fettes, in the United Church Manse in Ceylon. Herb and Peggy made their home in Gladmar, Herb first working at Sybouts Salt Mine, then took over the Dray business from Alfred Ehrhardt in 1943. In 1946, Herb rented a portion of his fathers land, farming there for eight years. In 1952 he purchased Mrs. Adams farm and in 1953, along with his family purchased and moved to the Charles Fettes Farm (original farm of Peggy's grandparents). Herb was very active in the community of Gladmar and served on many boards. He and Sam Bendickson contributed much of their time to the building of the curling rink. In 1973, Herb and Peggy moved to Weyburn, returning each summer to the farm until their son Barry was married. He was a hard working farmer and provided well for his family. Herb and Peggy had many enjoyable years in Weyburn and met new friends. They loved to dance and play cards. Peggy passed away on April 29th, 1998 after many years of poor health. He was an excellent caregiver. After her death, Herb sold his condo and moved into Waverly Place. He passed much of his time playing cards at the Wheatland Seniors Centre and with the ladies in Waverly Place weekly, playing his last card game on May 28th, just prior to his move to Hilltop Manor. He had many good coffee buddies and enjoyed their company morning and afternoon. After failing eyesight, his good friend Reinie Grams, was nice enough to drive him every day to morning coffee, until his passing. Herb was an avid fan of the Saskatchewan Roughriders and even after his eyesight failed and could not watch it on T.V., he listened faithfully to every game. He was always interested in the family whether it was Barry with his purebred cows or his grandsons with seeding, haying and harvesting. He was a true farmer right to the end, asking if Barry and Lawrence had tried combining flax. He loved his children, grandchildren and great grandchildren. He thought so much of his brothers and sisters, brother-in-laws, sisters-in-law and all of his old friends. He certainly didn't have any enemies. He was a kind, strong, honest and hard working gentleman who liked simple things in life. He was the most wonderful father, grandfather, great grandfather and father-in-law, that one could ever want. He has left them with wonderful memories and the courage to go on with all the love he gave to them. He will be forever loved and truly missed. A Memorial Service was held on Wednesday, October 21, 2009 at 2:00 p.m. from Grace United Church, Weyburn with Rev. Cordelia Karpenko officiating. Honorary Pallbearers were all his grandchildren. Interment will be at a later date.
LaCOSTE - Elizabeth 'Betty' (nee Strobel) Hoffart LaCoste. It is with deep sadness that the family of Elisabeth LaCoste announces the passing of a loving wife, mother, grandmother, great grandmother, sister, aunt and friend, on Monday, September 2, 2002 at the age of 64 years. Predeceased by her first husband Joe Hoffart, her parents Karl and Maria Strobel, three brothers, four nephews and one niece. Elisabeth is survived by her husband of 31 years, Aurel and her children: Greg (Dolores) Hoffart, Bienfait; Sheila (Gary) Hovanak, Regina; Tom (Teresa) Hoffart, Minton; Troy (Lisa) LaCoste, Calgary; Kent (Lotus) LaCoste, Weyburn. She also leaves behind eight grandchildren, Kim (Garnet), Brett, Catherine, Brendan, Brianne, Payden, Adanna, Amy and one great grandchild Jessie, four sisters and one brother. Elisabeth came to Canada from West Germany in July 1957 and made her home in Regina for the first year. She then married Joe Hoffart and moved to Minton in July 1958 where they raised three children; Joe passed away in 1968. In 1970, Elisabeth married Aurel LaCoste and had two more children. They lived on a farm near Minton until July 1991, where they then took up residence in Weyburn. Elisabeth was an active member of the church and the CWL for many years. She had a green thumb and loved gardening. She was a good seamstress and spent many hours at this hobby, as this gave her great joy. She was a very patient and loving wife, mother and grandmother and always put her family first. She will be deeply missed and always remembered for her loving smile and good conversations. Elisabeth had many friends, young and old and will always be loved and remembered by them because of her thoughtful nature. Prayers were held at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, September 4 from St. Vincent de Paul Roman Catholic Church. Funeral mass was held at 10:30 a.m. Thursday, September 5 at St. Vincent de Paul Roman Catholic Church, Weyburn, with Father Albert Schmitz presider. Interment to follow at the Chapel Grove Cemetery, Minton.
LAFOY - Edna Pearl (nee Jackson), born in Eyebrow on April 23, 1913 to Sidney and Mary Jackson, passed away Saturday, February 22, 2003 in Weyburn. Edna married George Lafoy on May 17, 1930. Predeceased by her husband George in 1983; parents, Sidney and Mary Jackson; daughter Joan in infancy; son-in-law Jack Vaughan; brothers, Elmer, Norman, Sidney and Harry and sisters, Henrietta, Willamena and Rita. Edna is survived by her loving family, daughter Doreen Vaughan; sons Dalton (Darlene), Dennis (Dawn) and Darrell (Deb); 11 grandchildren; 21 great grandchildren; sisters Rena and Ruth; brother Clyle (Audrey) and many other family. Funeral service was held at 1:00 p.m. Wednesday, February 26 at Zion Lutheran Church, Weyburn, with Rev. Peter Walker officiating. Interment followed the service in Green Acres Memorial Gardens, Weyburn.
LAING - Mary Rita Laing, born August 24, 1916, of Kelowna, passed away suddenly at her home Friday, September, 8, 2000. Rita was predeceased by her husband Tom in 1987. Shortly thereafter, Rita moved from Weyburn to Kelowna, where she resided until her passing. Rita is survived by her children: Jim (Jackie) Laing; David Laing; Brian Laing; Linda (Tim) Werry; her brother, Frank McInnis; sister-in-law, Dorothy Knight; and her grandchildren: Marnie, Stacey, Holly and Catherine Laing; Judson, Julie (Fabian) McIntyre; Joel Laing; Sheana Laing; Evan and Bryn Werry; and her great grandson, Kaden. A private family service will be held on Friday, September 15 in Weyburn, SK.
LAIR - Jeanne Sarah (nee Labelle) passed away peacefully on June 2, 2008 at the age of 85 years at Good Samaritan nursing home in Edmonton, Alberta. Jeanne was predeceased by her husband Arthur Lair, her father Rosario Labelle, her Mother Christie Reed and 2 brothers Louis Labelle and Roy Labelle. She leaves to mourn her son Ken (Diane) Lair of Victoria, BC, her son Richard Lair of Saskatoon, her son Gordon (Helga) Lair of Edmonton, Alberta, her daughter Wendy Lair of Edmonton, Alberta, her daughter Margaret (Darcy) Alexander of Airdrie, Alberta and 9 grandchildren. Jeanne was born in Moose Jaw on December 21, 1922 and was married to Art on October 1, 1946. They spent the majority of their life in Weyburn where Jeanne was a homemaker, a member of the CWL and an avid dancer. A memorial service was held at Green Acres Memorial Garden Thursday June 5, 2008.
LAIRD - Verna Mabel Laird passed away in Weyburn on Tuesday, October 7, 2003 at the age of 80 years. Predeceased by her parents, James and Susan Laird; infant brother Melfort Laird; sister Edith Knippshield. Brothers-in-law August Knippshield and Eddy LaCharity; niece Trudy Scollen and nephew Ken Knippshield. Verna is survived by her two sisters, Marguerite (Sidney) Voysey of Port Alberni, BC, and their children Cindy (Dennis) Parkinson, Rodney (Linda) Voysey, Lorne (Patricia) Voysey, Deryl Voysey, Larry (Darlene) Voysey, Kevin (Barb) Voysey; Hazel LaCharity of Nanaimo, BC and their children, Gary (Karen) Scollen, Sheila Scollen, Lana (Jim) Entzminder, Lorna (Perry) Kirschner. As well as great nieces, and nephews, numerous cousins, relatives, and friends. A celebration of Verna's life will be held at 1:30 p.m., Saturday, October 25 from the Wheatland Senior Centre, Weyburn. Pastor Wally Frank officiating. Interment at a later date.
LaLONDE - Denise Carol Lalonde of Weyburn passed away suddenly on Friday, November 21, 2003 at the age of 41 years. Denise, the fifth child of Alsime and Emilia Lalonde, was born in Estevan on November 24, 1961. After high school graduation, Denise completed her hairdressing course and took her first job in Weyburn. For over 24 years, Denise continued to hairdress in Weyburn where she acquired many valued customers and friends. As a hairdresser, she had a very special gift working with the young and the elderly. Many people brought their young children to Denise because absolutely no one else but Denise could convince the children to let her do their hair. As well, Denise had many regular elderly clients who refused to go elsewhere since Denise knew exactly how they wanted their hair done. Denise enjoyed many activities in her short life. She loved to travel. Denise went on many bus tours to Deadwood and Winnipeg to partake in the casino life, Minneapolis to attend the Toronto Blue Jays baseball games, Toronto for school, and Israel with her Christian Ethics classes in high school. Recently, she enjoyed playing and conversing with family and friends on the computer. Denise's greatest love, however, was her nieces and nephews. She took great pleasure in spending time with them and spoiling them every chance she got. Denise is survived by her mother, Emilia Lalonde, Estevan: her brothers Tim (Louise) Lalonde, Estevan; Robert Lalonde, Estevan; her sisters Janice (Peter) Zaharia, Weyburn; Marlys Lalonde, Hinton, AB; nieces Deborah, Sarah, Brittany, Estevan; Stacy, Kristen, Weyburn: and nephews Spencer, Dylan, Dakota, Estevan. She is also survived by her uncle Ed (Gloria) Crumly, Salmon Arm, BC; and her aunts Cecile Lalonde, Estevan; Marie Crumly, Estevan; and Louise Hoffert, Weyburn. Denise is predeceased by her father, Alsime Lalonde; sister Collette Lalonde; and brother Terry Lalonde. She is also predeceased by her grandparents, numerous aunts, uncles and cousins. Denise will remain in the hearts of those who knew her as friendly, outgoing, honest and cheerful. She will be greatly missed by family and friends.
LAMPARD - Sadie Marion (nee Leslie) passed away comfortably and peacefully with family at her side on August 1, 2010 at the Red Deer Hospice. Sadie was born in Weyburn on August 7, 1916. She graduated from the Weyburn Collegiate in 1933. Following a year at Brandon College, she entered the School of Optometry in Toronto, graduated in 1936 with the top mark, and began practicing optometry. Moving to Winnipeg in 1938, she met fellow optometrist Jim Lampard. They were married in 1939 and moved to Red Deer in 1940 to practice optometry and in time to have twins, Bob and Doug. Sadie, Alberta's first female optometrist, started the Lampard Optometric practice shortly after Jim joined the army. She continued to practice until 1992, having loved her profession throughout her career of 56 years. Following the war Sadie, with other Kinettes, organized the very successful blood donor clinics while she raise three more boys, Toby, Bill and Tom. Sadie was the first female member of the vestry at her church and contributed significantly to many aspects of church life at St. Leonard's-on-the-Hill. Multi-talented, she enjoyed exercising, hiking, scrambling, golfing, cross-country skiing, curling (Provincial Champion 1969), Silver Blades skating, bridge, music, dancing, reading and writing to her many friends. Many of these activities she continued into her 90’s. Always adventurous, she learned to rollerblade for her 80th birthday. Many counted Sadie in their circle of friends as a role model and as a gracious, vital, vibrant, thoughtful lady. Sadie was predeceased by her father, Rev. R.S. Leslie who was an early Presbyterian minister in Weyburn, a farmer in Clearfield district in the early years, a Conservative MLA for Weyburn constituency 1928-34, a speaker of Legislative Assembly from 1930-34, a secretary for the RM of Brokenshell for 31 years, and also raised mink and foxes for years. She is also predecease by her husband, Jim (1997), and brother Norman (1923). She is survived and will be lovingly missed by her sons and their families: Doug (Florence); Bob (Sharon); Toby (Sandy); Bill (Annette); Tom (Lorraine); 17 grandchildren and seven great grandchildren. A memorial service was held at St. Leonard’s-on-the-Hill, 4241-44th Street, Red Deer, at 2:00 pm on Friday, August 6, with a reception that immediately followed at the Westerner. The Rt. Rev. Derek Hoskin and Rev. David Holmes officiated. The Lampard family extends its deepest appreciation to Rev. Gary Sinclair, Dr. Peter Mah, her many friends and the caring staff of the Red Deer Hospice.
LANE - Marjorie Helen (nee Day) Lane passed away June 30, 2001 at the age of 79 years in Weyburn. Marjorie was born and raised in Francis and obtained all her schooling in Francis. She was a good athlete and even won a medal in track and field for running. Marjorie was a daughter of a CPR railman and was well acquainted with hard work, early rising and doing her best to further the family welfare. She was a loyal daughter and sister. She cooked for the threshing crews and was a good bread maker, so she made the bread every day. As well as working on the farms as a housemaid and cook for the threshing crews, she became an accomplished seamstress and worked in the Leader store in Weyburn. She sewed every night as well to make extra money for her family. She even did the alterations on the suit of prominent political leaders such as Tommy Douglas. She worked for Simpson Sears in Regina and later at the Robinson Store in Weyburn until it closed. Marjorie loved to do needle work and crocheted and knitted for the hospital auxiliary. She loved to go to the senior's bingo in Yellow Grass and Weyburn and was quite lucky. Marjorie liked to fix things and had her own handy tool chest. She loved to watch curling and her grandsons play hockey. On November 18, 1943 Marjorie married Gordon James Lane in Francis. They had a son, James, and a daughter, Karen. Her children moved a lot because of their employment so Marjorie was able to travel quite a bit visiting her family as far north as Norman Wells in the Northwest Territories and Dawson City in the Yukon Territories. Marjorie lived with her husband and children in Weyburn until 1958 and then moved to Regina where her husband worked as a trucker until his death in 1979. Marjorie then moved back to Weyburn, and later to Yellow Grass for five years before moving back to Weyburn. Marjorie was an active member of the Grace United Church in Weyburn and was a member of Allie Griffin Group as well as the Weyburn Home and Country Women's group until it disbanded. Marjorie was greatly loved by her children, her nine grandchildren and eight great grandchildren. Her soft spoken nature, her ready smile and chuckle will be forever in their minds and hearts. Marjorie is predeceased by her infant twin sister, Margaret, her husband Gordon James, brothers: Alvin, Glen, Jim and William (Russ) Day; brothers-in-law: Arnold Halladay and Harold Kennedy. She is survived by her son, James (Sandra) Lane and her daughter, Karen (Don) Stubberfield; nine grandchildren: Kelly Lane, Tara Foreman, Kimberly Bedry, Chad Lane, David Stubberfield, Shauna Whyte, Ian Stubberfield, Bobbie Jean Stubberfield, Jodi Stubberfield; eight great grandchildren: Brian and Adam Bedry, Savannah and Nicholas Foreman, Landon and Danyon Whyte, Jeffrey and Candace Stubberfield; brother, Lloyd (Sylvia) Day; sisters: Lorranine Kohne, Audrey Kennedy, Bertha Halladay, Eileen (Archie) Trowsdale, Phyllis (Norman) Hein, and Marilyn (Robert) Muir and sister-in-law, Margaret Day. Funeral service was held Tuesday, July 3 at 2:00 p.m. from the Grace United Church, Weyburn, with Rev. John Ferrier officiating. Honorary pallbearers were Marjorie's two great grandsons, Adam and Brian Bedry. Active pallbearers were Kelly Lane, Chad Lane, Terry Lane, Norman Hein, Lorne Kennedy and Don Stubberfield. The eulogy was given by Sandra Lane, granddaughter, Kimberly Bedry and great grandson, Brian Bedry. There was a private family burial at Riverside Park Cemetery in Regina.
LANZ - Michael Henry Lanz passed away peacefully on February 2, 2003 at the Weyburn Special Care Home. He was born on February 26, 1924 at Parry, son of Mike and Margaret Lanz. In January of 1931 the family moved to their homestead in the Minton district. Henry attendd Harold School where he completed his grade 8. While at home, he helped his dad on the farm, at harvest time they hired out on threshing rigs, spending many long tiring hours. Henry came to Weyburn in 1948, where he worked at the General Hospital, and then in April of 1949, he went to work at Western Grocers. He had his own truck and delivered groceries to the different businesses. On June 16, 1951, Henry married Evelyn Dempsey. Henry worked for one year at Walker Fruit before going to work for Dept. of Highways in 1957, working there until his retirement in September of 1984. He was an active and dedicated member of Alcoholics Anonymous. He served in different roles and gave much of his time andhimself in counseling many others. In October of 1990, while vacationing at Red Deer, AB, Henry became ill. He spent two and one-half years at Souris Valley Extended Care Centre and then moved to Weyburn Special Care Home where he resided until the time of his passing. Henry's hobbies were gardening, reading and playing cribbage. Henry was predeceased by his father Michael, infant brother John, brothers George and Edward, sister Josie, several brothers-in-law, and father-in-law Fred Dempsey. Henry is survived by his wife Evelyn; mother Margaret Lanz both of Weyburn; mother-in-law Gladys Dempsey of Gainsborough; daughter, Jean (Albert) Leduc and their children Darcy (Vivian) Leduc, Shauna (Dan) LeClair, all of Bon Accord, AB; daughter Gloria (Andrew) Bourassa of Bienfait, and their children Andrea (Michael) Reid, Calgary, AB, Kristy (James) Lewko, Regina, Alesha Bourassa, Regina, Jesse Bourassa, Bienfait. Daughter Janice Chinski of Saskatoon, and her children Dallas (Tanya) Chinski of Francis; Waylon Chinski of Saskatoon; Logan Chinski of Calgary, AB. Great grandchildren Dillon Leduc, Jack LeClair, Nicholas, Nolan, Natasha Leduc and Jacob Reid. Henry's sisters Minnie (Walter) Schoenfeld, Mary Heinz-man, Helen Mack, Tillie (Alex) LaCaille, Betty (Ernie) LaCaille, Bernie (Leon) Verot, brother Mike (Gayle); sisters-in-law Lila Lanz (Cliff LaBatte); Edna Lanz; Dolores Elliott; Carole (Harding) Dixon; brother-in-law Jack (Betty) Dempsey; as well as numerous nieces, nephews, relatives and friends. A memorial mass was held Friday, February 7, from St. Vincent de Paul R.C. Church in Weyburn, with Father Albert Schmitz and Father Eugene Schaffer celebrants. Prayers were held Thursday, February 6 from St. Vincent de Paul R.C. Church with Mary Ann Seitz as Lay Presider. Interment will be held at a later date.
LARABIE - Joseph Maurice. Born Joseph Maurice Larabie on January 4, 1946 in Ottawa, Marcel was part of a large family with several siblings. Losing his father when he was only four made for tough times on the family and his mother was unable to care for all the children. Subsequently, Marcel was in and out of foster homes. His last placement was on a farm where he worked hard for his brother-in-law and his sister as a farm hand and he spoke of a yearning to be 16 so he could finally be out on his own. Later, he worked at Canada Post, driving the mail truck from Ottawa to Kingston. In his early twenties, he met and married Christine Lanouette and out of their love a son was born, Jean Guy. Their son was only five when they split and Marcel moved on with his life without them. In Ottawa, he began a trade in radiator repair, learning the profession from an older gentleman who he worked with and observed over a period of a few years. Marcel then found himself in Swift Current fixing rads. Once Marcel was a journeyman, he responded to an ad placed by Neil Pady, who was owner of Weyburn Muffler at that time. Marcel made Weyburn his home in April of 1986. For many years, he worked hard and kept to himself. When Weyburn Muffler & Rad came into existence July 1, 1999, Wes and Theresa were very fortunate to hold on to all of the employees - Marcel, Bob and Jamie. With new employers, Marcel was exposed to a wide variety of new friends and acquaintances, therefore, a new lease on life. It opened new doors and new conversation and his life was fuller, happier. He still led a simple life, with no real frills but held a love for old western movies, country music, beer and western novels. Up early every morning, Marcel would have a routine of heading to 7-11 or to Zippy for toast, then off to the shop to make the coffee and crank the heat well before anyone else arrived. The last 5-1/2 years were fun as he loved being around friends and attending company functions. We have fond memories of Marcel letting loose and doing a jig at Christmas parties. Or summer fun on the deck and water fights in our back yard, Marcel soaked to the bone and enjoying the hot day in the company of friends. Laughter and opinions were part of the daily routine at the shop, visiting with the guys after work and catching up with each others' lives. A grandmal seizure in September '04 sent Marcel into quite a state where he found he had not taken very good care of his health. He took it upon himself to change his lifestyle and before long, he was looking and feeling better than he had in a long time. So good, in fact, that on Dec. 3 his doctor gave him the okay to return to work full time. Marcel took great pride in his craft and taught his fellow employees and his employers much about his expertise. Marcel suffered a stroke Sunday evening and passed away the following morning, Monday, December 6. He leaves to mourn, one son, Jean Guy, and his many friends from Weyburn and area. His funeral service will be held Tuesday, December 28 at 7:00 p.m. at the RD Memorial Chapel and will be conducted by Mary Ann Seitz.
LARSEN - Daniel John Larsen late of Weyburn passed away on Saturday, November 12, 2011 at the age of 83 years. Daniel was born on February 15, 1928 in Radville. He was born and raised on a farm 12 miles south of Radville. Dan later attended the Great West School there. Dan was self employed most of his life. He was a carpenter in his younger years. First employed with his father, Alfred Larsen, he later became a contractor in his own right. Later in life he tried various ventures, including running a store, driving a truck, and running a trailer court. On April 9, 1953 Dan married Rose Marie Fillion. They lived in Weyburn for 28 years, and various other places as well. In his free time Dan especially enjoyed hunting and woodworking. He was always friendly to everyone, and always had a smile for every occasion. He will be fondly remembered and dearly missed. Daniel was predeceased by his mother and father, Bertha and Alfred Larsen; brother Harvey and sister Adele Soli. He will be lovingly remembered by his wife of 58 years, Rose of Weyburn; his daughter Anita (Don) Bahnuick of Weyburn; grandchildren: Christina (Wilfred) Gall of Weyburn and their family, Charlene (Michael) Steinke and great granddaughter, Serenity; Patricia Gall, Michael Gall and April Gall; Sherry-Lyn (Scott) Maas of Weyburn and son Brody Maas; brother Jay (Margaret) of Radville; as well as many nieces and nephews. A memorial service was held Thursday, November 17 from Fletcher Funeral Chapel, Weyburn with Pastor Martin Olson officiating. Interment took place at Green Acres Memorial Gardens, Weyburn.
LARSEN - Josephine 'Josie' (nee Hereim), late of Weyburn, passed away August 25, 2002 at the age of 96 years. Predeceased by her loving husband: Harold Larsen; parents: Carl and Nora Hereim; her brothers: Obert, William, Clarence, Melvin, Howard, Clifford and Lester Hereim; two children in infancy; one grandson in infancy, Terry Larsen. Josie is survived by her sons: Laverne (Betty) Larsen of Oungre; Leroy (Pat) Larsen of Oungre; Lloyd Larsen of Nanaimo, BC; ten grandchildren: 16 great grandchildren; as well as numerous nieces and nephews. Josie was born on April 29, 1906 at Greenbush, Minnesota, USA. She was the only girl of eight children. She was married to Harold Larsen in June of 1926. They lived their first two years S.W. of Ratcliffe. The spring of 1929 they moved to a farm one mile east of Oungre. In 1963 they bought a home in Weyburn and lived there and continued farming until 1971 when they retired. They celebrated their 50th anniversary in 1976. Josie loved her three boys - she would always get a twinkle in her eye when they would be together, or when she would tell of an incident that involved one or all of them. She was also extremely proud of her grandchildren and great grandchildren. She thought the world of them, and they thought the world of her. The one thing all the family remembers the best was that she was the best cook around. She loved to quilt afghans which she made for each of her family. Josie loved to watch and listen to the Lawrence Welk show - she thought the old-time dancing was so great. She loved dancing "especially the Waltz" even as late as last year. Memorial service was held Friday, August 30 at 2:00 p.m. from the Kingdom Hall of Jehovah's Witnesses, Weyburn, with Arnold Kozak officiating. Interment followed in Green Acres Memorial Gardens, Weyburn
LARSEN - Lillian (nee Hellem) Larsen was born in the Hellem Coulee in Vesta Township, North Dakota on September 8, 1906, to Ole and Edith Hellem. She was the second oldest of 11 children. Brothers and sisters were: Ervin, Orville, Baby Mabel, Mabel, Clifford, Edith, Walter, Melvin, Glenn and Pearl, all of whom have passed away. On March 10, 1926, she married Theodore Larsen. They farmed south of Ratcliffe until semi-retiring to Weyburn in 1965. Lillian and Ted enjoyed playing cards and took part in many bridge and whist tournaments over the years and she never missed a game of rummy if she could find someone to play. She took great pride in her family, was a wonderful cook and had a zest for life that we all admired. After Ted passed away in 1988, she sold the house and moved to an apartment closer to downtown. This left her within walking distance to get her groceries and other necessities, which she did right up until the last few years. It wasn't until this past fall, after her 95th birthday in September, that she decided she no longer wanted to cook for herself, so in October, she moved into Doris' Happy Care Home, where she resided until the time of her passing. Lillian passed away at Weyburn, Monday, February 4, 2002 at the age of 95 years. Predeceased by her parents, Ole and Edith Hellem. Loving husband, Ted; son Marvin and infant son; six brothers and four sisters. Lillian is survived by her sons, Kenneth (Jennifer) of Calgary, AB; Duane (Delorse) of Weyburn; one daughter-in-law, Mabel Larsen of Weyburn; seven grandchildren: Randy (Penny) Larsen, Lance Larsen, Tanja (Kevin) Winkler, Todd (Donna) Larsen, Dale (Kathy) Larsen, Deborah (Don) Sanders and Myrna (Roy) Lohse. Step grandchildren: Larry (Eleanor) Skjerdal, Elwood (Betty) Skjerdal, Karen (George) Barsness; numerous great grandchildren and other relatives. A funeral service was held at 1:00 p.m. Thursday, February 7, 2002 from the Zion Lutheran Church, Weyburn, with Pastor Peter Walker officiating. Interment followed at Green Acres Memorial Gardens. Pallbearers were: Randy Larsen, Dale Larsen, Lance Larsen, Todd Larsen, Larry Skjerdal and Elwood Skjerdal.
LARSEN - Marven. It is with great sorrow that the family announces the passing of Marvin Larsen, of Weyburn, on July 1, 1999 at the age of 68 years. Predeceased by his father, Theodore Larsen; father-in-law Stanley Skjonsby; a brother in infancy; one sister-in-law, Marion Skjonsby; and his special uncle, Floyd Deal. Marvin leaves to mourn, his loving wife, Mabel Larsen; his mother, Lillian Larsen; his mother-in-law Aurilla Skjonsby; one son, Dale and Kathy Larsen; one daughter, Debbie and Don Sanders; his five grandsons: Chad, Travis and Kayd Larsen, Morgan and Mackenze Sanders; his step-grandchildren: Lisa, Nicole and Matt Sanders; his two brothers: Kenneth and Jenny Larsen and Duane and Delores Larsen; his brothers and sisters-in-law: Merlin and Ann Skjonsby, Wilfred and Maryann Skjonsby, Darlene and Dalt Lafoy, Darrell and Vicki Skjonsby; and special uncle and aunt: Norman Larsen and Lill Densley; also many nieces and nephews, cousins and their families. Marvin Darrel Larsen was born and raised on the farm at Ratcliffe, SK. He attended Norgy Country School with his brothers until it closed, then he went to Ratcliffe School. On May 3, 1957, Marvin married Mabel Skjonsby in Weyburn. They lived in Goodwater and Lampman in their early years, then Ratcliffe before moving to Weyburn. Marvin enjoyed many sports: golf, pool, curling and bowling. He liked to play cards and watch ball games. He loved visiting with people and enjoyed travelling. Marvin was a member of the Elks Club and the Wheatland Senior Centre in Weyburn. He was especially touched by the attendance of many family and friends at his surprise 65th birthday party. He will be lovingly remembered and sadly missed. Funeral service was held Monday, July 5 at 2:00 p.m. from the Free Methodist Church, Weyburn with Pastor Wade Fitzpatrick officiating. Interment followed in Green Acres Memorial Gardens, Weyburn. Honorary pallbearers were: Carl Von Hagen, Harvey Oudot, Doug Marshall, Fred Fisher, George McLeod, Rainey Grams, Gale Miller and Jim Burge. The active pallbearers were: Dale Larsen, Don Sanders, Randy Larsen, Ken Skjonsby, Darren Skjonsby and Jerry Lafoy.
LARSON - Eleanor Alice (nee Christian). On Monday, May 18, 2009, Eleanor Alice Larson (nee Christian) passed away at the Weyburn General Hospital at the age of 89 years. Predeceased by her parents, Clint and Eleanor Christian, one brother, Arthur and an infant sister, Ruby; her husband, Harvey Larson; two brothers-in-law, Gerhard Johnson and Emmanuel Friess; and a sister-in-law, Helen Christian. Eleanor will be lovingly remembered by her family, four children: Darlene (Royce) Reichert and their family, Cheryl and Elwin (Janice) and their children, Allison and Jeremy, all of Calgary, AB; Sharon (Robert) Sweeny of Regina and their family, Bradley (Debbie) of Yorkton and their children, Aaron and Carrie; Tammy (Calvin) Ross of Regina and their children, Kirsten and Lucas; and Trevor (Corrie) of Regina and their children, Shannon and Robert; Lorne (Elaine) of Tribune and their family, Jody of Weyburn, and Curtis (Chantal) of Tribune and their child, Kaya; Allen (Mardi) and their family, Shawn (Carla) and their children, Grace, Claire and Brynn, and Brett, all of Carnduff; her two sisters, Belva Johnson of Weyburn and Hazel Friess of Estevan; and one sister-in-law, Edith Conklin of Medicine Hat, AB; as well as numerous nieces and nephews. Eleanor was born November 20th, 1919 on the Christian farm in the Beaubier District, the second child born to Clint and Nell (nee: McAdam) Christian. She grew up on the farm with her sisters, Belva and Hazel and brother, Arthur. She took her early education in Cluse Valley and later at Beaubier School. Eleanor first worked at Ryan's Store in Beaubier, then married Harvey Larson at Plentywood, Montana on October 18th, 1939. Harvey and Eleanor lived on the Larson farm in the Greendale District, where they raised their family and farmed until early 1959 when they moved to Tribune for 2 years. In 1960 they moved to Weyburn, where she resided until her passing. They loved farm life, and visiting with their neighbours. Eleanor enjoyed crocheting, knitting, doing crosswords, bowling, playing cards, watching game shows and reading. She played the organ and loved to dance and was also a life long Red Wing fan. They attended Emmanuel Lutheran Church while living on the farm, then Zion Lutheran Church after moving to Weyburn. The Larson family received the 100th Anniversary of the Larson Homestead Commemorative Plaque in 2008. Family was the most important part of Eleanor's life, and she will be lovingly remembered and sadly missed by all. Funeral Services were held Thursday, May 21st, 2009 at 1:00 p.m. from Zion Lutheran Church, Weyburn with Pastor Martin Olson officiating. All in attendance were considered to be Honorary Pallbearers. The Active Pallbearers were: Elwin Reichert, Brad Sweeney, Trevor Sweeney, Curtis Larson, Shawn Larson and Brett Larson. Interment followed in Beaubier Cemetery, Beaubier.
LARSON - Hazel Annis Raknerud Larson. On Saturday, February 9, 2008 Hazel Annis Larson passed away at Tatagwa View Long Term Care Facility, at the age of 86 years. Predeceased by her parents, Alfred and Mathilde Raknerud; her husband, Emanuel Larson and one daughter, Mildred Larson. Hazel will be lovingly remembered by her family, four children: Merrilyn (Mervin) Percy of Powell River, BC; Lorraine Trobert of Weyburn; Lorna (Leon) Cherpin of Saskatoon; and James (Cindy) Larson of Cranbrook, BC; grandchildren: Sean (Lauri) Percy, Kevin (Kirsten) Percy, Eric (Jodie) Percy, Sheila (Cedric) Guillemin, Jerry (Celeste) Trobert, Kim (Vic) Koszman, Marnie O'Neill, Gary (Anna) Cherpin, Carl (Kristeen) Cherpin, Brian (Tina) Cherpin, Amy and Kaitlyn Larson; 22 great grandchildren; one sister, Vonnie of Calgary, AB; as well as numerous nieces, nephews, relatives and friends. Hazel was born September 21, 1921 in Sintaluta, the sixth child of eight. She was born after her father returned from the army, and had many fond memories of her early childhood, but when her mother got sick, things changed. She was in an orphanage for awhile, and there were stories from that time as well. One positive influence that sparked her for later life was a lady who came in to hear her prayers and sing "Jesus, Tender Shepherd" to them. She still sang the song after she was adopted. Two months and two days before her sixth birthday, she was taken by train to Estevan and then to Lake Alma where she was met by her adoptive parents, Alfred and Mathilde Radnerud. Going to Maxim by horse and buggy, they came home to meet her four adopted brothers. In a house with the dad and four sons, it sounds that the mother appreciated a little girl in the house and made her dresses. Her brothers must have enjoyed having a sister, since Edgar made her a swing and Henry made her a play house out of wood. He would even pretend to eat the mud pies she made. She was a member of Immanuel Lutheran Church, being confirmed July 25, 1937. She was in the junior league and sang in the choir. When her folks moved to B.C., she went and made a good friend, Annie Lee; but she missed her friends and Church back in Maxim, so she moved back. On June 29, 1940, Hazel married Emmanuel Larson, the ceremony took place in the pastor's house in Weyburn. In 1941, her biological family made contact, and from that time on, she kept in touch with them. In the fall of 1942, they bought her dad's farm and moved in. She again was active in the church. The marriage was blessed with four daughters and one son. She and Immanuel lived 37 years on the farm, moving to Weyburn after their retirement. She will be lovingly missed and fondly remembered by all she knew and loved. Funeral service was held Tuesday, February 12 at 2:00 p.m. from Zion Lutheran Church, Weyburn, with Pastor Martin Olson and Marjorie McLeod officiating, Helen Flaaten was organist and soloist, June Fletcher. Interment followed in Green Acres Memorial Gardens, Weyburn. Honorary pallbearers were all Hazel's grandchildren and great grandchildren. The active pallbearers were: Jerry Trobert, Gary Cherpin, Carl Cherpin, Brian Cherpin, Vic Koszman and Brendan Guillemin.
LATOUR - Edith Mary (nee Repay). On Thursday, June 7, 2001, Edith Mary Latour, late of Weyburn, passed away at Crocus Plains Villa, Weyburn, at the age of 89 years. Predeceased by her husband, Henri Latour on January 19, 1996; one daughter, Jeannette Dreis in 1981 and one son-in-law, Gary Dreis. Edith is survived by her children: Henri (Margaret) Latour of Victoria, BC; Juliette (Austin) Campbell of Scotland; Lucille Harrison of Calgary, AB; and Maurice (Jan) Latour of Calgary, AB; as well as numerous grandchildren, great grandchildren and great great grandchildren. Edith Mary Latour (nee Repay) was born March 11, 1912 at Canora. She attended Sacred Heart Academy in Regina. In August 1931 Edith married Henri Latour at Sacred Heart Church in Moose Jaw. They lived at Dollard until 1939 when they moved to Weyburn where Henri taught at Weyburn Collegiate Institute. Edith enjoyed needlepoint, coin collecting, stamp collecting and loved gardening. She was a life member of the Weyburn Liberal Association. The funeral mass was held Tuesday, June 12 at 10:30 a.m. from St. Vincent de Paul Roman Catholic Church, Weyburn, with Father Francis Hengen celebrant. Interment followed in Hillcrest Cemetery, Weyburn. All those in attendance were considered to be honorary pallbearers. The active pallbearers were: Dale Dreis, Mitchell Endicott, Ron Endicott, John Latour, Jim Brown and Maurice Latour
LATOUR - Margaret Elizabeth (nee Pohl) Latour passed away peacefully on Thursday, February 20, 2003 at the age of 73. Margaret was born near Weyburn on May 6, 1929, the fifth child of Max and Regena Pohl. After graduating from the Weyburn Collegiate, Margaret pursued psychiatric nurses training at Weyburn Saskatchewan Hospital. She remained active in caring for the cognitively impaired until 1961. Margaret married Henri Latour of Weyburn on April 15, 1961. They moved to Victoria, BC in 1962, where they raised four children. Margaret returned to psychiatric nursing at the Victoria Royal Jubilee Hospital (EMP) and continued in her role of caring for 23 years. Predeceased by her parents, one brother, and two sisters, Margaret is survived by her husband Henri, children Margaret (Dennis) Dwernychuk of Kelowna, BC; Henri (Jody) Latour of Victoria, BC; Michelle Latour of Victoria, BC; Catherine (Mike) Latour of Bremerton, WA; grandchildren Brandon, Michael and Evan Dwernychuk of Kelowna, BC; Caitlin, Corinne, Jackie, Rosie, and Michael Latour of Victoria, BC; Sierra Glade of Bremerton, WA; brothers Harold (Pauline), Hilarion and Vernon (Faye) Pohl, all of Weyburn; sisters Phyllis Rumancik of Portage la Prairie, MB and Helen (Gilbert) Wallewein of Benson; many nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends. Margaret was a devoted wife, mother, and friend. She has forever touched the hearts of those who knew her and were blessed by her loving spirit. She will be dearly missed. Funeral mass was held at Our Lady Queen of Peace, Victoria, BC on Wednesday, February 26 at 12:10 p.m.
LAUDER - Donald. On Sunday, July 6, 2003, Donald Lauder, late of Weyburn, Sask. passed away at the Weyburn General Hospital at the age of 84 years. Predeceased by his mother and father, Reginald and Amy Lauder; brother, Robert; two sisters: Minnie St. Ounge and Ethel Rososki and by his first wife, Clara. Donald is survived by his wife, Violet of Weyburn; his children: Betty (Elwood) Skjerdal of Beaubier; Robert (Susan) Lauder of Awali, Bahrain; Harry (Sherry) Lauder of Oungre; Larry Lauder of Battleford; step-children: Rodney (Val) Finney of Weyburn; Al (Dianne) Finney of Regina; Mike (Margaret) Finney of Saskatoon; and Greg (Karen) Finney of Lewisville, Texas; six grandchildren; 12 great grandchildren; none step-grandchildren; sister: Dora Fisher of Lumsden; sister-in-law, Margaret Lauder of Weyburn; brother-in-law, Bill Rososki of Weyburn; and many nieces and nephews. Donald Lauder was born in Estevan on January 9, 1919. He grew up in the Hoffer district and received his education at Round Grove country school. He joined the army in 1941 and served as a private for 4 1/2 years. He was stationed in England and the Netherlands. On August 25, 1945, he married Clara Purvis in Carievale and they lived in Belleville, ON until 1949, when they moved to the farm south of Oungre. He attended the United Church at Round Grove country church and at Oungre and then at Weyburn. In 1976 he moved to Weyburn. After Clara passed away, Don married Violet Finney in Weyburn on November 10, 1984. Don worked as a farm hand, a taxi driver, a carpenter, military transport driver, a dairy farmer and a mixed farmer both cattle and grain. He was a member and served as president and secretary of Branch #306 Royal Canadian Legion, Southeast Sask. He was a councilor for Rural Municipality #7, a Wheat Pool member and on the local committee, on the Board of the Beaubier Co-op, and on the founding board of the Wheatland Senior Centre. In May of 2003 he received an Honorary Medal of Military Service from the Government of the Netherlands. Don looked forward to attending Christmas and New Year's family gatherings, the annual Legion conventions at Kenosee Lake, Remembrance Days and his children's school graduations. He relaxed by reading, doing cross-word puzzles, playing cards, watching sports - primarily baseball, football and ice hockey. He enjoyed dancing, playing golf, snooker and shuffle board and curling. We thank God for the life of Donald Lauder; husband, father, grandfather, great grandfather, uncle and friend to many. We shall miss your love, companionship and presence in our lives. Funeral services wass held Thursday, July 10, at 1:00 p.m. from Grace United Church, Weyburn with Gary W. Goran officiating minister. Interment followed in Zion Cemetery, Oungre. All those in attendance were considered to be honorary pallbearers. The active pallbearers were: James Skjerdal, Brent Skjerdal, Kevin Skjerdal, Rammy Howard, David Lauder and Julie Loland.
LAUDER - Margaret Norine (nee Brock) passed away March 11, 2006. Margaret was predeceased by her husband Robert Lauder; her parents Joe and Leah Brock; her in-laws Reg and Amy Lauder; sisters Grace Button (Stan), Patsy Murray (Rod) and Emma Brock; brothers, Bill Brock (Jessie), Bud, Doug and Delbert Brock; sisters-in-law: Veronica Brock, Minnie St. Onge (David), Dora Fisher (George), and Ethel Rososki; a brother-in-law Don Lauder (Clara). Margaret will be lovingly remembered by her brother, Russell Brock, McTaggart; her sister, Ethel Campbell Peterborough, ON; sisters-in-law: Irma Brock, Weyburn, Della Brock, Mississauga ON, Verna Brock, Gravenhurst, ON and Vi Lauder, Regina; a brother-in-law Bill Rososki, Weyburn as well as numerous nieces and nephews. Margaret's life started on April 28, 1918. Born on the home farm 3.5 miles west of Weyburn. Most of her education was received at West Weyburn School, one mile from the Brock home. Education was very important to Margaret. Grades 9, 10 and 11 were taken by correspondence. After grade 12, at the Weyburn Collegiate, Margaret ventured off to Regina Normal School, acquiring her teaching certificate. Faith was important to Margaret and she attended Sunday School and church at West Weyburn School, then in McTaggart. Margaret also attended Canadian Girls in Training, Young Peoples at McTaggart and the Homecraft Club at West Weyburn. This provided many hours of social diversion and skill development. Baseball games and sports days fed her competitive spirit. The summer community picnics provided enjoyment and fellowship. Christmas concerts were exciting, as one waited anxiously in the wings to say their recitation. Growing up in the Brock household, one had to develop a good sense of humor to survive. Margaret, Patsy and Ethel chummed around with the Brown girls, after one skating party, the Brown girls went to go home, but could not, as their boots were missing. After a search, Stan Button located the boots, down the outhouse hole. The boots were eventually fished out and the girls finally made their way home. No one claimed title to the prank, though the sisters had their suspicions. Riding her horse "Gypsy" was also a favorite pastime. Margaret first became acquainted with Bob when her father, delivered her south of Oungre, to Round Grove School. She had applied for a job teaching. Bob's father, Reginald, was chairman of the school board and on arrival at his home, a contract for services was signed. First boarding place was the Holmes', not far from the school. She found the parents of the children very friendly and they made her feel at home. In later years, Margaret would recall that only the brightest and best-behaved children attended that school. Bob liked to visit the Holmes' residence to play cards. Margaret really did not enjoy cards but joined in anyway. She and Bob developed a friendship that eventually led to their marriage. On February 4, 1941 they were married in Yellow Grass. Margaret took her marriage vows very seriously; she would state, "a very special man put this ring on my finger." As Bob and Margaret lived with Reginald and Amy on the Lauder home farm, she was encouraged to continue teaching. Margaret respected and admired her in-laws. Eventually the two families, the Brocks and the Lauders, became good friends and visited often. Margaret enjoyed many happy memories of the good neighbors she and Bob had on the farm. As well as being wonderful neighbors, Bob and Margaret became family to many. She happily attended the Mother's Day tea, held yearly at Lyndale School. Margaret's patience was evidenced not only by the beautiful flowers she kept and the generous breads she baked, but also by the warm and loving environment that surrounded her. There were always puzzles, books and games at Margaret's house to keep children engaged. As the number of nieces and nephews grew, so did her list of overnight visitors to the farm. She was the favorite aunt. Many of the nieces are named after Margaret. For one niece, she gave the toast to the bride at her reception. Now Margaret, as truthful as ever, told the audience gently, that she loved the girl, but the husband may "have a tough time of it". The niece was happy that Margaret shared that information with the groom after the wedding and not before. Margaret always remembered special occasions and birthdays. She would send $5.00 in the card to nephews, nieces and community children. Margaret enjoyed the outdoors, tending her garden, the calves and the cats. Indoors she was adept at sewing, quilting and cooking. She was a member of the Oungre United Church and the UCW. In later years, she and Bob built their new home across from Oungre Park. She bowled often and having that indoor pool so near, decided to give it a try. She purchased a swimsuit and a lifejacket and found much to her dismay, that she resembled a rock, as floating did not come naturally to her. Bob and Margaret played many games of bridge and square danced for many years. Numerous charities over the years were benefactors of Margaret's generosity. Their needs were always greater, then her own. Reading was always an enjoyable pastime for Margaret. Corresponding with friends and relatives was an enjoyable task. Bob passed away of cancer at home in 1992. Margaret remained independent in their Oungre home until it became necessary for her to move into a condo in Weyburn. She was unfortunately only able to stay in it for about a year. Because of ill health, she moved into the Weyburn Special Care Home. Margaret was very appreciative of the care she received in the home. She received many visitors, cards, letters and phone calls from friends and family, while she was in the Special Care Home. Margaret, may you rest in peace and enjoy your first dance with Bob. The funeral service for Margaret Lauder was held on Thursday, March 16 at 2:00 p.m. from Grace United Church, Weyburn, with Gary W. Goran Officiating. The active pallbearers were, Harry Lauder, Jim St. Onge, Don St. Onge, Warren Brock, Duncan Brock and Randy Olson. Interment was held at Zion Community Cemetery.
LAUF - Jacobus 'Joe' Lauf. Funeral service for Joe Lauf, 78, of Weyburn, was held March 22, 2003 in St. Vincent de Paul R.C. Church with Rev. Albert Schmitz officiating. Interment is to be held at a later date. Assurance Funeral Services were in charge of arrangements. Born in Holland, Mr. Lauf came to Weyburn on May 10, 1960 with his wife Babs and three children. Joe provided for his family by doing construction work. Later in his life he helped local farmers with occasional butchering jobs. It was with the local farmers that Joe got his scouting reports for hunting. He was a hard working man who did not require much in life except the love of his family. He loved the prairies where he loved to hunt and fish. He instilled this love of the land in his children and grandchildren. He loved going out with his hunting dog Jody, who also misses him. Predeceased by his parents, Henry and Gertrude Lauf and one brother, Edward Lauf, Joe will be lovingly missed by his wife Babs of Weyburn; three sons, Hank of San Francisco, CA, Peter of Swift Current, and Eddy (Ginette Dubois) of Ottawa, ON. One sister Corry Swertz of Weyburn, grandchildren Ryan and Eric of Regina.
LAVALLEE - Marcel. On Sunday, August 12, 2001, Marcel Lavallee, late of Weyburn, passed away at the Weyburn General Hospital at the age of 77 years. Predeceased by his godson, Louis Adamyk. Marcel is survived by close friends: Marie Adamyk of Regina; Hilary Adamyk of Saskatoon; Pat Adamyk of Regina; Rodney Adamyk of Saskatoon; Mike Adamyk of Saskatoon; Celine (Keith) Clarke and children: Ryan, Shawn and Kayla of Beaumont, AB; and Luci Gainer of Weyburn. Marcel was born October 30, 1923 at Albert, SK. He was orphaned at Prince Albert and lived in many institutions, like the Psych Centre in Weyburn, St. Herbert Nursing Home, Mount St. Mary's Nursing Home, and Weyburn Special Care Home. He liked to garden and looked after the gardens at the nursing homes, as well as acting as an orderly at the nursing homes. Marcel always liked to say, "How are you" to everyone and always smiled at everyone. He lived a good life. The funeral mass was held Thursday, August 16 at 11:00 a.m. from Weyburn Special Care Home, Weyburn, with Father Louis Abello celebrant. Interment followed in Green Acres Memorial Gardens, Weyburn. All those in attendance were considered to be honorary pallbearers.
LAWRENCE - Euler Lisle 'Lou' Lawrence, beloved husband of Ethel, passed away at Weyburn General Hospital on Sunday, August 22, 1999 at the age of 79 years. He was predeceased by his father and mother, Gesner and Sarah Lawrence; and one sister, Rosina Underwood. Lou will be lovingly remembered by his wife, Ethel of Weyburn, two sons: Grant (Kathie) Lawrence of Courtenay, BC and Jim (Pat) Lawrence of Calgary, AB. He was the proud grandfather of John (Joanne) Lawrence of Victoria; Tracey Lawrence of Courtenay; and Craig, Kirby and Bob Lawrence of Calgary; the great grandfather of Kate, Megan, and Adam, and the brother of Evelyn (Merlin) Bell of Weyburn and Lillian (Neil) McCaskill of Paradise Village, MB. Lou was born January 16, 1920 in Belmont, MB. He and his sisters: Rosina, Evelyn and Lillian received their education at Colgate, SK. In June 1937, Lou graduated from grade 12. He joined the RCAF in 1941, spending four and one half years in the service of his king and country, and rising to the rank of sergeant. In September of 1942, Lou married Ethel M. Morgan of Maxim, SK. Following WWII he worked as an electrician in Weyburn, establishing his own electrical contracting firm, Central Electric, in 1950. He joined the electrical department at the Saskatchewan Hospital in December, 1963, retiring as head electrician in December 1983. His retirement years were spent golfing, travelling, tending his beloved flowers and enjoying his grandchildren. His great fondness for card games, crossword puzzles, reading, curling, and golf, and his unsurpassed love for and kindness toward his relatives and friends will be fondly remembered. Funeral service will be held Thursday, August 26, at 2:00 p.m. from Grace United Church, Weyburn, with Marilyn Anderson Corkum officiating minister. Interment to follow in Green Acres Memorial Gardens, Weyburn. Honorary pallbearers: Don Turner, Lloyd Covert, John Cox, Bob Michel, Mel Doyle, and Sid Wilson. Active pallbearers: Frank Bell, Roy Bell, Don Bell, Laurie McCaskill, Dennis McCaskill, Thomas Underwood, David Underwood, and Walter Bell.
LAWRENCE - Ethel May (nee Morgan) died peacefully on Saturday, October 23, 2010 at Tatagwa View. She was born May 29, 19116, on the family farm, Little Butte, near Maxim, SK. She was a member of a large, loving family consisting of Father James, Mother Mary, brothers, Philip and Bill, and sisters, Phyllis, Laura, Carrie, Amy, Alice, Belle, Ida and Frances, all except Ida, having predeceased her. She received her education from Lille Butte School. On September 13, 1942, Ethel married Lou Lawrence of Colgate. Over the next few years, they welcomed sons, Grant and Jim. After the war Lou and Ethel settled in Weyburn. Ethel will be missed by grandchildren, John (Joanne) Lawrence of Victoria, BC, Tracey Lawrence of Courtenay, BC, Craig Lawrence of Calgary, AB, Kirby and Bob Lawrence of Calgary, AB; great grandchildren, Adam, Megan, Kate, Madison, Dean and Jack; sister, Ida Jasper as well as many nieces, nephews, relatives and friends. In the mid-50's, Ethel worked part-time at Robinson's Stores, and from the early 60's through the early 70's at J.K. Fredrickson Jewellers. She loved spending time with family, friends and people in general. Ethel also cherished playing cards with sister-in-law, Evelyn (Merlin) Bell, and good friends Bob and Jean Michel. The Weyburn Legion and United Church Ladies Auxiliary benefitted from her time and assistance. Following Lou's death in 1999, Ethel moved to Parkway Lodge in 2000, the Tatagwa View in November 2009. A memorial service was held on Thursday, October 28 at 10:30 a.m. from the Grace United Church, Weyburn with Reverend M. Barnabas officiating. Interment followed in Green Acres Memorial Gardens, Weyburn
LAWRENCE - Lannon Drew late of Weyburn passed away Wednesday, October 26, 2011 at the age of 77 years. Lannon was predeceased his parents, Ahijah Weaver Lawrence and Sylvia (Youngberg); siblings, Dallas Lawrence, Larry Lawrence and Patricia (Lawrence)Hesjedal; sisters-in-law: Elsie Blackmore, Adela Malcolmson and Bernice Lawrence; brothers-in-law: Don Malcolmson, Art Blackmore, Alf Hesjedal, Albert Sherlock and Doug McCutcheon; son-in-law Doug McEwen; aunts and uncles. Lannon is survived by his wife, Doris (Blackmore) Lawrence; children: Holly (Lawrence) McEwen, Shawn Lawrence (Audrey), Waylon Lawrence and Twyla (Lawrence) Wharton (Rod); grandchildren: Rebecca McEwen, Daycia McEwen, April Lawrence, Amber Lawrence, Jesse Lawrence, Taylor Wharton, Victoria Wharton and Christina Wharton; great grandchildren: Hailey Harris, Kylen Lawrence and Bekkam Thom; siblings: Ivan Lawrence (Alice), Stella (Lawrence) Rood (Jeff), Wallace Lawrence, Lowaine (Lawrence)Sherlock, Arnold Lawrence and Kyle Lawrence (Lois) as well as numerous nieces and nephews. Lannon was born in Bengough on July 31, 1934. He grew up on a farm in Harptree with his 3 sisters and 6 brothers. He completed his Grade 8 education at Harptree School and was involved with Bible Studies at the Radville Christian College. On February 23, 1963 Lannon married Doris Blackmore at the Wawota Church of Christ. Lannon farmed in the Manor area from 1960 until 1979 when he moved to Weyburn. There he worked as a lumber yard attendant at the Weyburn Co-op and at the Stan-Lee Lumber Yard. In Manor, Lannon was a member of the school council, and coached hockey and ping-pong. Lannon was a supporter of the Weyburn Red Wings, and coached hockey in Weyburn as well. He was interested in sports, especially boxing and hockey, but family was his first priority. His interest in genealogy led him to travel to research more of his family history and reunite with distant relatives. A funeral service was held on Wednesday, November 2 at 2:30 PM from Church of Christ, Weyburn with Scott Wade officiating. Pallbearers were, Justin Lawrence, Kevin Lawrence, Kyreon Rood, Wade Hesjedal, Shane Pelltier and Tyler Meckling. Interment took place at Hillcrest Cemetery.
LAWRENCE - Robert H. Lawrence, born September 29, 1940 at Weyburn, passed away June 17, 2006 at Weyburn, at the age of 65 years. He was predeceased by his father, Albert Lawrence. Robert is survived by his wife Helen; a daughter, Twila (Duane) Walkeden and their children, Courtney, Breanne and Hailey; a son Todd (Elan) Lawrence and their children, Baron and Max all of Weyburn; his mother Beth Lawrence, Weyburn; brothers and sisters: Court (Brenda) Lawrence, Carp ON, Ted (Judy) Lawrence, Brooks, AB, Sally Peterson, Regina, Laura Chisholm, Dartmouth, NS, John Lawrence, Weyburn, Colleen (Brian) Sproat, Weyburn; two sister-in-laws: Elma (Jim) Archer, Saskatoon and Margaret (Denny) Verstraeten, Nipawin as well as numerous nieces and nephews. The memorial service was held on Wednesday, June 17, at 2:00 p.m. Knox Presbyterian Chuch, Weyburn, with Rev. John Ferrier officiating. All in attendance were considered honorary pallbearers.
LAYH - Amelia Lydia (nee Fingas) Layh passed away peacefully on the morning of January 12, 2009 in the Weyburn Special Care Home. She was 88 years old. Lydia was predeceased by her parents, brother Ernest Fingas (and his wife, Elsie) brother Emil Fingas, sister Annie Goehring (and her husband, Joe) and most recently her husband William on November 17, 2005. She is survived by her son Harold (Sheila Olmstead) of Carlyle, her daughter Loretta and her husband Terry Dudar of Saskatoon, grandchildren - James Layh (Christine MacGregor) of Calgary, AB., Joanne Layh of Kelowna, B.C., Tonya Dudar-Schmolke and her husband, Dr.Michael Schmolke of Calgary., Jason Dudar and his wife, Leah of Ottawa. Great-grandchildren are Natalya and Mikayla Schmolke, Calgary. and Katherine and William Dudar in Ottawa. She is also survived by Phil and Betty Layh of Weyburn and sisters-in-law, Emma Fingas of Regina, Elsie Mack of Russell and also numerous nieces and nephews. Amelia "Lydia" Fingas was born at MacNutt, SK. on August 25, 1920 to German immigrant parents, William and Elizabeth Fingas. She was baptized and later confirmed into the Lutheran faith. Her father passed away when she was only seven years old and she helped along with the three older children so that their mother could maintain the family farm. There she attended school and grew up. The district schoolhouse - Homeland School - was situated on the family property and it was the custom for the schoolteacher to board at the Fingas home. That is how she met the handsome, young teacher, Bill Layh whom she married at MacNutt on July 4, 1943. In 1947, Bill and Lydia with their two young children, Harold and Loretta moved to Weyburn. Bill entered and graduated from the Psychiatric Nurse Training Program. Lydia worked as mother and homemaker during those years. She was always very busy keeping an immaculate house, cooking, baking, gardening, sewing and doing various crafts. She won many prizes at the Weyburn Fair for her handiwork. She also enjoyed cards and Scrabble. After her children were grown she assumed various jobs - she was a Tupperware sales representative, custodian of Zion Lutheran Church and later worked on the kitchen staff at the nursing home. Lydia was a life member of the Alexandria Rebekah Lodge #14. She held executive positions and enjoyed many years of fellowship afforded there. Declining health took a toll on her previously out-going personality. In Aug. of 2005 Lydia suffered a heart attack and that along with problems associated with her diabetes took her to the care home. The family would like to sincerely thank Dr. Fong and all of the staff at the Weyburn Special Care Home for all of their kindnesses and the excellent and compassionate care that was shown to our mother these past years.
LAYH - William "Bill", late of Weyburn, passed away on Thursday, November 17, 2005 at the age of 86 years. Bill was predeceased by his parents, Joseph and Franziska Layh; his brothers and sisters: Heinrich, Katherine (Fred) Kuhlman, Margaret, Lydia, Johann, George, Andrew and Albert (Audrey). Bill is survived by his wife of 62 years, Lydia Layh, Weyburn; his son, Harold Layh (Sheila Olmstead), Carlyle, grandson, James, Calgary, AB; granddaughter, Joanne, Regina; his daughter, Loretta (Terry) Dudar, Saskatoon, granddaughter, Tonya (Michael) Schmolke, Calgary, AB, great granddaughters, Natayla and Mikayla, Calgary, AB, grandson, Jason (Leah) Dudar, Ottawa, ON, great granddaughter, Katherine, Ottawa, ON; his brother, Philip (Betty) Layh, Weyburn; his sister-in-law, Elsie Mack, Langenburg; as well as nine nieces and nephews. Bill's parents emigrated from Scholtoi, Bessarabia in 1912. They homesteaded south of Mankota, near the present-day Grasslands National Park. It was here that Bill was born in 1919. The land was not suitable for agriculture and the family eventually moved to Marchwell, where they joined other families who originated from Scholtoi. There were ten children in the Layh family plus several who died in infancy. Education was his goal and after graduating from high school in Langenburg he went to Normal School in Moose Jaw and obtained his teaching certificate. In 1943 while teaching at MacNutt, he met and married Lydia Fingas. They had two children, Harold, born in 1944 and Loretta, in 1946. In 1947, they moved to Weyburn where Bill trained and graduated as a Registered Psychiatric Nurse in 1950. He went on to work with his brother Philip at the water treatment Plant still under the Department of Health. The City of Weyburn took it over in 1969 and he was employed there until his retirement at age 65. It was in 1959 that Bill joined the South Sask. Regiment, a militia unit. He instructed cadets as a volunteer. In 1963, he became an officer in the Canadian Forces Reserve. In 1973, he was promoted to Captain and was the Commanding Officer of the Army Cadet Corps. He retired from the military in 1979 (due to the age restriction). The Legion's community service and fellowship continued to be a very important part of his life. Bill's hobbies included carpentry, mechanics, big game hunting and fishing. He always had a keen, inquisitive mind and was continually educating himself. At the time of his sudden passing there were various technical books open on the kitchen table. Bill was an excellent teacher and father. He had an affinity for children and in his past few years his greatest joy was visiting with his great-granddaughters. The Memorial Service for William (Bill) Layh was held on Friday, November 25 at 2:00 p.m. from RD Family Memorial Funeral Chapel, Weyburn, with Rev. John Ferrier officiating. Interment at St. Paul's Lutheran Cemetery, Marchwell, will be held at a late date.
LAZURKO - Margaret Elizabeth (nee Schmidt) Lazurko, late of Weyburn, passed away July 22, 2012, at the age of 81 years. Margaret was predeceased by her parents, John and Margaret Schmidt; husband, Steve; three sisters: Rose, Anne and Betty; six brothers: John, Joe, Frank, Phillip, Stephen and William. Margaret is survived by her children: Diane (Eugene) Byblow, Calgary, AB, David (Anne) Lazurko, Weyburn, SK; grandchildren: Sara, Anita, Logan and Maddy Lazurko; sisters and brothers: Rose (Frank) Loos, Weyburn, Norman Schmidt, Campbell River, BC, Peter Vogel, Courtney, BC, Marion Zerie, Horizon, along with several nieces and nephews. Margaret Elizabeth Lazurko was born on November 2, 1930 in Weyburn. She attended hairdressing school in Regina and worked in Weyburn as a hairdresser until she got married, she then worked at Eatons. On August 4, 1954 she married Steve Lazurko. Margaret raised two children and returned to work at the Dairy Queen and finally as a receptionist at Dr. Squires office until she retired. Margaret was a member of the CWL, Auxiliary Board for the nursing home and a member of the Red Hat Society. She enoyed bowling, swimming, sewing, cooking, reading, line dancing and attended mass daily. Prayers were held on Tuesday, July 24 at 7:30 p.m. from St. Vincent de Paul Roman Catholic Church, Weyburn. Funeral mass for Margaret was held on Wednesday, July 25 at 10:30 a.m. from St. Vincent de Paul Roman Catholic Church, Weyburn with Fr. Gerry Bauche, celebrant. Interment followed at Hillcrest Cemetery, Weyburn. Active pallbearers were Randy Schmidt, Don Schmidt, Ron Klein, Dale Zerie, Larry Lazurko and Brian Loos.
LAZURKO - Steve. We announce with great sorrow the passing of Steve Lazurko, late of Weyburn, on February 4, 2012, at the Regina General Hospital at the age of 85 years. Steve was predeceased by his parents, Mike and Agatha Lazurko; brothers, Fred and John; sister, Mary Lash. Steve is survived by his wife Margaret, Weyburn; children: Diane (Eugene) Byblow, Calgary, AB, David (Anne) Lazurko, Weyburn; grandchildren: Sara, Anita, Logan and Maddy Lazurko; two brothers, Harry (Rosie) Lazurko, Yorkton, Paul (Elsie) Lazurko, Yorkton; family members: Rose (Frank) Loos, Weyburn, Norman Schmidt, Campbell River, BC, Peter Vogel, Courtenay-Comox, BC, Marion Zerie, Horizon, as well as several nieces and nephews. Steve was born on September 25, 1926 in the Jedburgh area to Michael and Agatha Lazurko. While growing up Steve enjoyed sports like baseball and Ukrainian dancing when attending St. Joseph’s College in Yorkton. Later he attended barber college in Moose Jaw and then moved on to Weyburn where he set up shop. Steve barbered there for over 50 years. In 1954, Steve married Margaret Schmidt of Weyburn. They had two children, a daughter Diane (Gene) Byblow and a son David (Anne) Lazurko. They have four grandchildren, Sarah, Anita, Logan and Maddy. He leaves behind two brothers, Harry (Rosie) and Paul (Elsie) of Yorkton. Steve and Margaret purchased a house in 1956 and have lived there ever since. They have a huge backyard where Steve took pride in filling it with trees, flowers and birdhouses. Steve enjoyed spending time in his backyard listening and watching nature. Steve was an avid Weyburn Redwings fan and supported the team by being a season ticket holder faithfully for over 50 years. Steve was a man of few words, quiet and reserved by nature but his ready and winning smile will be missed by his family. Prayers were held on Tuesday February 7 at 6:00 p.m. from St. Vincent de Paul Roman Catholic Church, Weyburn. Funeral mass for Steve was held on Wednesday February 8 at 11:00 a.m. from St. Vincent de Paul Roman Catholic Church, Weyburn, with Fr. Gerry Bauche, celebrant. Interment followed at Hillcrest Cemetery Weyburn.
LEDINGHAM - Lucille Jerldine (nee Bagnell) passed away April 12, 2005 in Weyburn. She was born September 24, 1917 in Huntoon, the youngest of the three children of Jim and Louesa Bagnell. Lucille was predeceased by her parents, her husband, Archie E. Ledingham, her sister, Louise (Don) Murray, her brother, Walter (Audrey) Bagnell. She is survived by her nephews and nieces, Jim (Janice) Murray, Richmond, BC, Susan (Richard) Dickson, Vancouver, BC, Larry and Jason Bagnell, Stoughton, Heather (Tim) Carlson, Midale, her brother-in-law, Gordon (Margaret) Ledingham, Weyburn, her sisters-in-law, Linda Ledingham and Eileen Ledingham, Regina, and many more nieces, nephews, and friends along with her companion canine friend, Shania. In 1941 Lucille moved to Weyburn and worked as an office clerk for several firms including Standard Dairy, Andrews Paint Shop, and Dr. G. G. McCuaig. While working for the optometrist, McCuaig, she met and married Archie E. Ledingham of Colgate. Archie returned from the war in January 1946 and they were married in October, 1947. At this time Archie had just begun farming, as Lucille later described, "two quarters of land with two broken down old granaries, one tree and many stones." Archie began his carpentry business at about the same time and Lucille became an integral partner in both the farm and the business. Lucille was active in a variety of community groups, including YF Wives, Pricilla, and United Church Women. She was a long time Brownie Leader and she and Archie enjoyed square dancing for a number of years. In 1979, Archie retired from carpentry due to illness, but both he and Lucille continued their passion for the farm. By this time the farm had been transformed with many new trees, the addition of the original Bagnell home from Huntoon and a treasury of flowers and vegetables. After Archie's passing in 1984 Lucille continued to live on her own for another 18 years, becoming even more involved in the farm operation. During this time she returned to her love of animals with two Bichon puppies, the first being Missy, the second, Shania. Lucille was also a devoted supporter of the Humane Society. In 2002 Lucille moved into Hill Top Manor and continued to oversee her farming operations. She had a full active life which ended peacefully after a brief illness. The funeral service for Lucille Ledingham was held on Friday, April 15 at 2:00 p.m. at Grace United Church, Weyburn, with Gary W. Goran officiating. Pallbearers were Bruce Croal, Curtis Croal, Neal Keefe, Peter Andrews. All in attendance were considered Honorary Pallbearers. Interment followed at Hillcrest Cemetery, Weyburn.
LEDINGHAM - Margaret Maxwell Ledingham, late of Weyburn, passed away October 16, 2012, at the age of 88 years. Margaret was predeceased by her parents; brothers and sisters-in-law. Margaret is survived by her husband, Gordon Ledingham, Weyburn; her children: Lois (Ron) Campbell, Okotoks, AB, Glenn (Patty) Ledingham, North Vancouver, BC; Shella Ledingham, Vernon, BC; grandchildren: Frazer and Graham Campbell, Adam, Logan, Rhett and Rylee Haubrich, Griffin and John Ledingham as well as several nieces and nephews. Margaret was born on May 1, 1924 in Fort Qu’Appelle. She graduated from Weyburn Collegiate and then from secretarial school in Regina. On September 16, 1946, she married Gordon Ledingham at the Regina United Church. Margaret worked as a bookkeeper, first for Weyburn Creamery and later for Dad with GC Ledingham Constuction and farm. Most important to Mom were her family and friends and enjoying each and every day to the fullest. She was a real people person and loved to entertain in their homes in Weyburn, Kenosee Lake and Arizona. Margaret loved her family unconditionally. She enjoyed golfing, curling, knitting, cooking , dancing and meeting with her coffee group. She was a member of the Royal Purple Kinnettes, K-40, UCW and the Lazy Daisy’s. Thanks to everyone who touched Mom’s life with their kindness. A funeral service for Margaret was held on Friday, October 19, at 2:00 p.m. from Grace United Church, Weyburn, with Rev. M. Barnabas, officiating. Interment followed at Hillcrest Cemetery, Weyburn.
LEE - Jack On Lee, late of Weyburn passed away Monday, December 3, 2012 at the age of 76 years. Jack was born in Taishan, Guangdong, China on September 15, 1936 to Gim Foon Lee and Yip See Lee. His family immigrated to Golden, British Columbia in 1951. In September of 1951 the family moved to Weyburn, where Jack resided until his passing. He attended Souris and Assiniboia schools in Weyburn and achieved his Grade 8 education. Jack and his father partnered and managed the Club Café. Jack married Wai Fong Chow in September of 1959; Wai Fong passed away July 17, 1989. In 1965 Jack became full owner of the Club Café, and established himself as a prominent and respected business owner in the Weyburn community. On February 15, 1995 Jack married Cui Ling Huang. Jack had many achievements, in 1999 the Club Café received the Golden Service Award, in 2004 the WEYBEX - Business Hall Of Fame Award, and in 2011 the Prairie North Reader Choice Award for “Saskatchewan’s Best Chinese Food.” His greatest joy however, was his family. Jack enjoyed spending time with them, he attended marriages and graduations, and he looked forward to the arrival of his grandchildren. Jack also enjoyed attending community events as well as searching for special coins and foreign money to add to his collection. Jack was predeceased by his parents, Gim Foon Lee and Yip See Lee; first wife, Wai Fong Lee; sister, Tew Moy Lee and grandson, Kingsley Huang. Jack is survived by his loving wife, Cui Ling Huang of Weyburn; children, Lucy Lee of Saskatoon, Jack Lee of Regina and Nancy Lee of Vancouver, BC; step son, Wan Zhang Li (Liping) of Weyburn; step daughter, Xue Yu Li (Tim) of Weyburn; four granddaughters and brother, Jack Kong Lee of Moose Jaw, as well as numerous nieces, nephews, relatives and friends. A funeral service was held Saturday, December 8 at 2:00 PM from Grace United Church, Weyburn with Reverend M. Barnabas officiating. Interment took place at Hillcrest Cemetery, Weyburn.
LEE - Nguey Hai Lee of Weyburn, passed away peacefully on Thursday, November 14, 2002 in Weyburn General Hospital surrounded by her family. She was predeceased by her father in 1954, her mother in 1977, her brother in 1985 and her husband in 1988. She is survived by her seven children: three sons: Kan Lee of Calgary, AB, Ying Lee of Weyburn, Yee Kong of Boston, MA; four daughters: Susan Wong of San Francisco, CA, Toi Pin Loi of Boston, MA, Mee Fong Cheung of Boston, MA; 18 grandchildren; nine great grandchildren and three nephews. Nguey immigrated to Canada with her husband in 1980 and has lived in Weyburn with her son, Ying, since. She was a wonderful mother, a beloved grandmother and generous great grandmother. She will be dearly missed by all who knew her. Thank you to everyone who came to her funeral. Funeral service was held Monday, November 18 at 2:00 p.m. from Fletcher Funeral Chapel, Weyburn. Active pallbearers were: Michael Lee, Alan Lee, Brian Lee, Wan Lee, Mon Lee and Jack Lee Jr. Interment followed at Hillcrest Cemetery, Weyburn.
LEGIN - Annie (nee Hammer). On the evening of May 7, 2013, Annie Legin late of Weyburn, died peacefully of cancer after praying her daily rosary, at the age of 95 years. Annie was predeceased by her husband of 74 years, Michael Legin; her parents, Frank and Genevieve Hammer; her sisters, Bette Mitchell and Mary (Louis) Armit; her sister-in-law, Antonia (Peter) Dobrowalski; her brother-in-law, Nick Huminicki; and her four children: Jim, Frank, Caroline (Al) McGillivray, and Ron. Annie is survived by her brother, Peter (Karol) Hammer, her sister-in-law, Olga Huminicki, her brother-in-law, Ron Mitchell; her daughter-in-law, Vi Legin; her grandchildren: Adrian (Shelly) Legin, Cindy (Denis) Bourdeau, Tim McGillivray, Heather (Duane) Weir, Michael (Tina) McGillivray, Brian (Tracy) McGillivray, Leah (Robert) Sidloski and Michael Paul Legin; as well as 19 great grandchildren and several nieces and nephews. Born June 4, 1917 on her parents’ farm near Weyburn, Annie was the cowgirl of her family, riding horses and helping her dad on the farm. Married in 1938 to Mike Legin, Annie was an extremely devoted wife. Together with Mike, her farming adventures continued; she took great pride in raising chickens, turkeys, geese and ducks, milking cows, managing a huge garden and trucking for Mike during harvest. After moving into town, Annie continued to garden, delighting in the food or flowers that came from just a few seeds. She enjoyed crocheting, crafting, bowling, and playing cards. As a charter member of the O.O.R.P, she enjoyed all of her lodge activities and the fellowship shared with other members. She was a prolific writer chronicling many events of her life and journaling the exciting activities of each year. Annie loved to cook and always had the coffee hot and a pot on the stove ready to welcome and feed anyone who came through the door. We will always remember her spicy personality, zest for action and impish sense of humour. Prayers were held on Sunday , May 12 at 7:30 p.m. from St. Vincent de Paul Roman Catholic Church, Weyburn. Funeral mass for Annie was held on Monday, May 13 at 10:30 a.m. from St. Vincent de Paul Roman Catholic Church, Weyburn. Interment followed at Hillcrest Cemetery, Weyburn. Active pallbearers were Michael McGillivray, Brian McGillivray, Tim McGillivray, Adrian Legin, Duane Weir, Robert Sidloski and Mike Legin.
LEGIN - Michael Legin, late of Weyburn passed away peacefully on February 20, 2013, after a full 100 years of life. Michael was predeceased by his parents, Walter and Marie Legin; his children: Frank, Jim, Caroline (McGillivray) and Ron; his sister, Antonia Dobrowalski; son-in-law, Allan McGillivray; sisters-in-law: Bette Mitchell and Mary Armit; brothers-in-law, Nick Huminicki and Peter Dobrowalski. Michael is survived by his loving and devoted wife of 74 years, Annie; his sister, Olga Huminicki; brothers-in-law: Ron Mitchell and Peter (Karol) Hammer; daughter-in-law, Vi Legin; his grandchildren: Adrian (Shelly) Legin, Cindy (Denis) Bourdeau, Tim McGillivray, Heather (Duane) Weir, Michael (Tina) McGillivray, Brian (Tracy) McGillivray, Leah (Robert) Sidloski and Michael Paul Legin as well as19 great grandchildren and several nieces and nephews. Mike emigrated to Canada from the Ukraine when he was 12 years old. He worked as a cattle buyer, store clerk, and as a C.P.R. man, but settled into farming after marrying Annie in 1938. Mike grew to love farming and worked the land until he was 80 years old. After retirement, Mike stayed as active as he could for as long as he could – gardening and caring for his yard with determined perserverence. Mike enjoyed good books, crossword puzzles and cards. Above all, he was most satisfied when he engaged in a great political or historical debate punctuated by a good pipe. He loved a visit from all who came to see him and always lit up at the sight of his great-grandchildren. Prayers for Michael were held on Sunday, February 24 at 7:00 p.m. from St. Vincent de Paul Roman Catholic Church, Weyburn. Funeral mass was held on Monday, February 25 at 10:30 a.m. from St. Vincent de Paul Roman Catholic Church, Weyburn with Fr. Gerry Bauche, celebrant. Interment followed at Hillcrest Cemetery, Weyburn. Honorary Pallbearers were Ken Skjonsby, John Sidloski, Jim Brown and Blake Tillison. Active Pallbearers were Michael McGillivray, Brian McGillivray, Tim McGillivray, Adrian Legin, Duane Weir, Robert Sidloski and Mike Legin.
LEGIN - Ronald Michael, late of Weyburn, passed away January 11, 2005 at the age of 52 years. Predeceased by his sister, Caroline (2003); brothers: Walter James (Jim) in (1998) and Frank (1989). Ronald leaves to mourn his parents: Mike and Annie Legin, Weyburn; nephews and nieces: Adrian (Shelly) Legin, Regina, Cindy (Denis) Bourdeau, Orleans, ON, Tim (Cheryl-Ann) McGillivray, Saskatoon, Heather (Duane) Weir, Kerrobert, Mike McGillivray, Saskatoon, Brian (Tracy) McGillivray, Saskatoon, Leah (Robert) Sidloski, Saskatoon, and Michael Paul Legin, Calgary, AB and many aunts, uncles, cousins and friends. Prayers were held on Friday January 14, at 7:30 p.m. from St. Vincent de Paul Roman Catholic Church, Weyburn, with Fr. Gerry Bauche officiating. Funeral mass was held on Saturday, January 15 at 10:00 a.m. from St. Vincent de Paul Roman Catholic Church, Weyburn, with Fr. Gerry Bauche celebrant. Interment followed at Hillcrest Cemetery, Weyburn. The active pallbearers were Tim McGillvray, Mike McGillivray, Brian McGillivray, Ken Skjonsby, Robert Sidloski and Duane Weir. All who attended, Ronald's funeral were considered honorary pallbearers.
LEIB - Sig, late of Weyburn, passed away on Thursday August 12, 2010 at the age of 87 years. He was predeceased by his parents, John and Christina Leib, five brothers: Fred, Frank, Martin, John, and Phillip; five sisters: Julia Apps, Emma Wilde, Louise Walter, Freda Healey, and Katie Gurbach, his first wife Hilda (1987). He is survived by his wife Sylvia, Weyburn, three daughters: Betty (Ernie) Hill, Vulcan, AB, Gloria (Gord) Pawliuk, Pense, SK, Pat (Gord) Anderson, Weyburn, step-daughter, Tammy (Terry) Holsteine, Estevan, seven grandchildren, four great grandchildren, two step-grandchildren, one sister Irene Melnyk, Nipawin, along with several nieces and nephews. A funeral service for Sig Leib was held on Monday, August 16 at 2:00 pm from Zion Lutheran Church, Weyburn with Pastor Martin Olson, officiating. Interment followed at Hillcrest Cemetery Weyburn.
LEITCH - Evelyn Emma (nee Weiss). On Monday, March 26, 2001, Evelyn Emma Leitch, late of Weyburn, and formerly of Vancouver, BC, passed away at Souris Valley Extended Care Centre at the age of 73 years. Predeceased by her father and mother, Albert and Mathilde Weiss; her son, Terry Leitch; two sisters: Frieda Elhert and Ida Trulson. Evelyn is survived by her son, Jim (Lyn) Leitch of Medicine Hat, AB, and her daughter, Karen Leitch of Weyburn; five grandchildren, four sisters: Elsie Louewen of Regina; Natlie (James) Coupe of Toronto, ON; Hilda (Jack) Barnett of Surrey, BC and Irene Steinhauer of Regina; two brothers: Ewalt "Ave" Weiss of Estevan, and Fred Weiss of Weyburn; as well as numerous nieces and nephews. Evelyn Emma Leitch was one of eight children of Alberta and Mathilde Weiss. She spent much of her early life on the farm near Lang. Along with her siblings, she experienced the difficult times of the 30's and 40's. At a very young age she learned the value of hard work and continued to work hard all of her life. Evelyn was fortunate enough to be able to come to Weyburn where she attended the Weyburn Collegiate. In 1946 she married Raymond Leitch. They resided in Weyburn while also farming in the Grassdale area. three children later Evelyn started to work for Canada Safeway in Weyburn. In 1961, she and her children left for big city life in Edmonton where she continued to work for Canada Safeway. After her children "flew the coop," she left for Vancouver where her youngest son, Terry, lived. Here she became an excellent seamstress often making her own clothes. After retiring, Evelyn spent much of her time sewing, knitting and crocheting. Her patio and apartment was always overflowing with many plants. She took great joy in watching them grow and flower. Evelyn also spent many hours working on jigsaw puzzles. Her special hobby was checking in on her son Terry. He always seemed to need his shirts and pants ironed or his apartment needed cleaning or his cats needed a sitter or he needed Mom's home cooking. She was a Legion member who enjoyed playing shuffleboard with anyone who would play with her. Evelyn loved to be outside and could be found hopping the Sky Train to wherever it took her, rain or shine. All through her life, children were special to her. Her eyes seemed to light up when she was watching children in the nearby park where she lived. She found great joy in her grandchildren and dearly loved to hear about them. She treasured each and every picture they sent her. Though she never got to see them as often as she would like, she cherished each visit. After being away for nearly 40 years, Evelyn returned to Weyburn this past August. Though her health was not great, she was able to visit and talk to some of her family that she had not seen in a long while. Her last few months were spent at Souris Valley Extended Care. Here she had an extended family that respected her need for privacy and treated her with great dignity and compassion. She was amazed by the number of people who talked to her about the Lietches and Weisses they knew. Though her time in Weyburn was way too short, this is the place she wanted to be. It is here she came to find peace. A memorial service was held Thursday, March 29, 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.
LEITCH - Raymond Albert Leitch, of Medicine Hat, passed away in Medicine Hat on Friday, July 30, 1999 at the age of 73 years. He is survived by his children, Jim (Lyn) Leitch of Medicine Hat, Karen Leitch of Weyburn, Saskatchewan, numerous grandchildren, nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his son Terry Leitch. Raymond was born in Moose Jaw, Saskatchewan on February 7, 1926. He attended school in Yellow Grass and Weyburn, Saskatchewan and then farmed in the Weyburn area for a number of years. After trucking for some time Raymond managed a concrete plant in Weyburn for a number of years and then worked as a Driver Examiner for The Government of Saskatchewan in many parts of the province, retiring in 1983 due to health reasons. He moved to Medicine Hat in 1994 where he resided until his passing. Raymond enjoyed fishing, travelling and buying and selling vehicles. He loved to read and was well versed in many areas of health care. Funeral Services were held at Cook Southland Funeral Chapel, 901 - 13th Street S.W. on Monday, August 2, at 11:00 a.m. with Rev. Mark Malek officiating.
LEONARD - Leon Marcel. On Thursday, May 27, 2010, Leon Marcel Leonard passed away at the Radville Marian Health Centre at the age of 87 years. Predeceased by his parents, Alphonse and Jeanne Leonard; brothers and sisters: Jenny, Emily, John, Albert, Blanche and Rita. Leon is survived by his wife, Margaret of Pangman and their family, six children: Leanna (William) McBride of Spruce Grove, AB and their children, Ronda and David; Greg (Carol) Leonard of Ogema and their children: Colleen (Dimitri), Kara (Trevor), Richelle (Jas) and Stuart (Tanya; Steven (Ellie) Leonard of Regina and their children: Marc and Andrew; Yvonne (Steve) Mitchell of Caronport and their children: Aimee (Chris), Yvette and Stephanie; Kevin (Barbara) Leonard of Ogema and their children: Kyle (Michelle, Travis (Michelle) and Adam; Cameron (Holley) Leonard of Regina and their children: Camille, Jesse and Alysha; great grandchildren: Abby, Kaden, Avery, Teah, Londyn, McKenna, Tyler, Jordan, Aidan, Bronte, Nicolas, Brooklyn and Talia; sisters, Amy Gardner of Moose Jaw, Tilda Wiles of Ogema and Doris Viergutz of Kelowna, BC; sister-in-law, Audrey Leonard and brother-in-law, Lorne Dunn; as well as numerous nieces and nephews. Leon Marcel Leonard was born February 12, 1923 on the farm at 19-07-22-W2 to Alphonse and Jeanne (nee Lobe) Leonard who had immigrated to Canada from Belgium. He cared for all of us in his quiet, simple way. Dad, grandpa, great grandpa, husband, brother, uncle, friend, soldier and farmer, Leon was a man of few words but when those words were spoken, you remembered. We remember you, Dad for your slow crooked grin and gentle chuckle. Your yearly April Fool’s jokes; grandpa’s many groaners; your love for baby potatoes and your words of wisdom. Many fishing excursions, far and near; parenting tips on discipline and your gentle, caring way with our children. Working long hours in the field, especially at harvest and sharing your steak with any of us that woke up at 11 pm when we heard you come in. Insisting on your mom’s ‘Macaroni and cheese” dish at every family gathering, liquorice all-sorts, and sardines straight from the can! How you fixed things, mechanical and electrical, woodwork, whistling, playing the harmonica and accordion, old tyme dances and card games at Mt. Joy school, square dancing at Glasnevin, letting us win at checkers and spending time with the family. Participating in the Remembrance Day ceremonies and helping us with our Remembrance Day assignments. Friendship with your nephew, Johnny Owen, attending our Christmas programs, Baptisms, Graduations, Weddings, etc. Building bird houses with feeding stations, and being concerned for their well-being. How you valued learning by giving money for good report cards. Since dad shared with us at Christmas that his days were numbered, we reassured him that we’d walk alongside him one step at a time… one day at a time. We have three desires; 1. to hear his chuckle; 2. to play a game of cribbage with him and 3. to listen to him whistle, which we believe he is doing right now. Funeral services were held Monday, May 31 at 11:00 am from Ogema Legion Hall, Ogema with Rev. Isabella Frank officiating. Interment followed in Green Acres Memorial Gardens, Weyburn. The Pallbearers were: David McBride, Stuart Leonard, Marc Leonard, Aimee Mitchell, Kyle Leonard and Jesse Leonard.
LIBIN - David Howard. On Monday, March 8, 1999 David Howard Libin, late of Calgary, AB passed away at the age of 54 years. Predeceased by his father, David "Pat" Libin, and his stepfather, Leonard Stower. David is survived by his mother, Pearl Stower of Weyburn; one brother, Jack Libin of Weyburn; one sister, Judi (Doug) Erickson of Regina; two nieces: Sheila Erickson of Regina and Patti (Duane) Jungwirth of Saskatoon; three great nephews: Morgan, Christopher and Alexander; as well as numerous uncles, aunts, cousins and other relatives. David was born September 7, 1944 at Weyburn. He worked for the Weyburn Review for two years before joining the R.C.A.F. He took his firefighting training from 1962-1965 with the R.C.A.F. He worked in Calgary as a firefighter for several years, and also held various other jobs. A memorial service was held Thursday, March 11 at 2:00 p.m. from Fletcher Funeral Chapel with Pastor Ron Bestvater officiating. All those in attendance were considered to be honorary pallbearers. Interment will follow at a later date.
LIDDLE - Beatrice Jean (nee Beaton) Liddle of Melfort, formerly of Weyburn, passed away at Parkland Place in Melfort on June 8, 2005 at the age of 77 years. Bea was born in the Moosomin area on September 17, 1927 and was predeceased by her parents Donald and Martha Beaton and siblings Kay Gilchrist, Clarice Johnson, Ralph Beaton and Jean Beaton. Bea is survived by her husband Gordon, daughter Brita (Jerry) Heffernan and four grandsons Tanner, Brayden, Reece and Ethan, all of Melfort, three nieces Clarice Gilchrist, Carman, Manitoba, Jackie (Dan) Mersich, Owen Sound, Ontario and Jeanie Pryznyk (Brian Forman) Spring Valley, Saskatchewan. Bea married Gordon in 1961. After 16 years at the Court House she retired from the position of Deputy Sheriff. In 1966, Brita was born and Bea became a full-time mother to Brita. Bea was a member of the Presbyterian Church participating in the choir and ladies groups. She was also a member of Beta Sigma Phi. Bea loved reading, current events and attending concerts. She enjoyed travelling across Canada as well as special trips to Germany, the British Isles and Hawaii. For the last three years Bea has been a feisty client in the care of the fantastic staff at Parkland Place in Melfort, bringing many smiles to staff and visitors. Her grandchildren brought a twinkle to her eye even when suffering the effects of Alzheimer's. The funeral service for Beatrice was held from Knox Presbyterian Church, Weyburn on Monday, June 13, at 2:00 p.m. with Rev. John Ferrier officiating. The interment followed in Green Acres Memorial Gardens, Weyburn. A Service of Remembrance was held from St. James Presbyterian Church, Melfort, on Wednesday, June 15, at 7:00 p.m. with Pastor Dave MacPherson officiating.
LIDDLE - Nellie Levina (nee Henwood) Liddle was born on January 5, 1918. On March 2, 2009 at the age of 91 years, Nellie passed away at Victoria General Hospital, Winnipeg, MB. Nellie was predeceased by her husband Jack (1995), daughter Beth (1957), brothers Albert Henwood (1991), Edward Henwood (2000) and sister Alice Duncan (1994). She leaves to cherish her memory her sons Howard (Margaret), Abbotsford, BC and Keith (Barbara), Winnipeg; grandchildren Tabitha Gibson, Melanie Gibson (Andrew), Trevor Liddle and Lynelle (Kevin) Klassen, and her great grandchildren. Also survived by her sister-in-law Margaret Miller, Avonlea; brothers-in-law Gordon Liddle, Melfort, and Arthur (Sheila) Liddle, Marysville, WA; her cousins and numerous nieces and nephews. Nellie was born in Grandview, MB and married Jack on August 3, 1944 at which time she moved to the Colgate area, where they raised their family on the family farm. They left the farm in 1973 to move to Weyburn. There they operated the Weyburn Pfaff Sewing Centre which they started in 1970 and operated until 1977. She relocated to Winnipeg in 2005 to Meadowood Manor to be closer to family. She loved to cook and entertain family and friends in her home. Many people have felt the warmth of one of her afghans as she crocheted for baby showers and friends. She will be greatly missed by both her family and many friends. Funeral service was held on Saturday, March 7 at 2:00 pm in the Weyburn Free Methodist Church in Weyburn with Rev. Dennis Camplin and Pastor Jay Mowchenko officiating. A Tribute to Nellie was given by Alfred Robinson, Family Reflections by her grandson, Trevor Liddle, the Eulogy was read by C.K. Lai and the Free Methodist Church Male Quartet, Gerald Alexander and Kevin and Lynelle Klassen sang. Interment followed in Green Acres Memorial Gardens, Weyburn. Honorary Pallbearers were: Herb Evans, Gordon Liddle, Arthur Liddle, Vern Robinson, Bob Joice, Frank Blatz and Ed Stevenson. The Active Pallbearers were: Norm Alexander, Ron Alexander, Jim Joice, Randy Miller, Doug Beach and Jerry Hefferman.
LIND - Lawson, late of Tatagwa View, Weyburn, passed away Tuesday, March 16, 2010, 4 days after his 88th birthday. Lawson was predeceased by his parents, Jim and Lycetta Lind, a brother Albert Lind; half brothers: Howard, Tom and Stan; a sister Jean and brother-in-law Stu Hopkins. Lawson is survived by his wife of 63 years, Beulah Lind of Weyburn; his children: Doug (Susan) Lind, Regina, Noreen (Doug) Dammann, Weyburn, Diana (Harold) Vanoene, Weyburn; five grandchildren; ten great grandchildren; a sister Jenny Williams; sisters-in-law: Ann Lind, Saskatoon, Muriel Johnston, Shaunavon, Flo Johnston, Brandon MB, Ann Johnston, Victoria BC. Lawson was born on the farm at Tyvan on March 12, 1922 and at the age of 14 left home to work for various farmers in the Tyvan and Colfax areas. He served in the Canadian Air Force in WW2 and upon returning to Canada he became a photographer and later married Beulah Foss. In 1947 they moved to Creelman to farm and raise their three children. Lawson was a member on serveral boards and was extremely proud to be a part of building the new Creelman Community Rink. He loved to curl and always enjoyed working at the Creelman Dinner Threatre. Lawson took great pride in is yard in Creelman. A graveside funeral service was held on Friday, March 19, 2010 from Hillcrest Cemetery, Weyburn with Rev. M. Barnabas officiating. Interment followed at Hillcrest Cemetery, Weyburn.
LINDSAY - Audrey Pearl (nee Turner), late of Weyburn, passed away Saturday, February 28, 2004 at the age of 75. She was predeceased by her parents, Geoffrey and Pearl Turner, her husband Douglas Lindsay, and her brother George Turner. Audrey is survived by her son Robert (Susan, nee Tuomi), Oxford House, MB; her sister Dorothy Dyck, New Westminster, BC; cousins: Rheta (Len) McLaughlin, Lindsay, ON and Linda (nee Turner), Calgary, AB; two nieces: Judy Mackay (Pete), Coquitlam, BC and her children Shannon, Jamie; and Brenda Langman, Maple Ridge, BC; two nephews: Ronald Langman, Surrey, BC and Gordon Langman, Burnaby, BC; two special children: Cody Ciara and Sean McKay; as well as many relatives, cousins and friends. The funeral service was held Wednesday, March 3, at 2:00 p.m. from the RD Family Memorial Chapel, Weyburn, with Rev. John Ferrier officiating. Honorary pallbearers were Stan Mickalishen and Dale Roberts. The active pallbearers were Bill Ferguson, Don Mickalishen and Stu Perry. Interment followed at Green Acres Memorial Gardens, Weyburn.
LINDSTROM - Juliette (nee Winslow), late of Weyburn, passed away on Wednesday, December 22, 2004 at the age of 84 years. Juliette was born in Willow Bunch on December 15, 1920, to Walter and Amanda Winslow. She was predeceased by her parents, Walter and Amanda Winslow; her husband, John Lindstrom; and her brothers, Paul, Roland and Roger Winslow. She is survived by her children, Dayle (Marlene) Lindstrom, Churchbridge, and Paulette (Allan) Block, Weyburn; her grandchildren, Jeremiah (Karyn), Carrie-Lynn (Michael Tanchyk), Jessé Joe, Chantel (Josh Choptuik), Nolan, Curtis (Shauna), Sandra (Curtis); special friends, Stan (Eileen) Ganczar; her sister, Gabrielle Fafard, Stoughton, SK; along with several nieces, nephews and friends. The funeral service for Juliette was held on Monday, December 27 at 2:00 p.m. at RD Family Memorial Funeral Chapel, Weyburn, with Father Gerry Bauche officiating. All in Attendance were considered honorary pallbearers. Interment at Green Acres Memorial Gardens, Weyburn will be held at a later date.
LINLEY - Herman John. On Friday, August 29, 2003, Herman John Linley passed away at the Weyburn Special Care Home at the age of 94 years. Predeceased by his parents, Frederick and Ellen Linley; brother, Angus and two sisters: Margaret and Lacey. Herman is survived by his loving wife, Joan Linley of Weyburn; one daughter, Audrey (Fred) Bennett of Weyburn and grandchildren: Janice Bennett (Chris) of Strathmore, AB; Sandra Bennett of Calgary, AB; Richard (Lyne) Bennett of Calgary, AB and great grandson, Alexander; Brad Bennett Karen) of Canmore, AB; one sister, Grace Atherton of Regina; as well as several nieces and nephews. Herman was born March 15, 1909 in Yellow Grass to Fred and Ellen Linley, the eldest of five including, Margaret, Angus, Lacey and Grace. He took his schooling to grade 10 in Yellow Grass. Herman came to Weyburn in 1933 and owned and operated North Star Oil. He then worked at Weyburn Motors from 1935 to 1936, Standard Garage from 1936 to 1969 and Elmer's Service from 1969 to 1983. On February 12, 1936 Herman married Joan Carr of Weyburn, the daughter of Marcella and Russell Carr. During World War II he was in the Reserve Army at Dundern from 1941 to 1942. He was a member of All Saints Anglican Church and served on the Vestry and as Envelope Secretary for many years. Herman received recognition from the Bishop for many years of service to his church. Herman enjoyed golfing and curling in his younger years. He did a lot of exploring with his family, expecially his grandchildren, to different areas of the province every Sunday. He built puppet stages for Joan and anything else that was required for Joan or the church or his grandchildren. He was always totally supportive of any projects that Joan, Audrey or Fred, his grandchildren and the church undertook. He was an avid fan of the Weyburn Red Wings, the Weyburn Beavers Hockey Club, and baseball. Herman was also a member of the Masonic Lodge. He loved to sing and sang in a group of volunteers at Souris Valley and the nursing homes, etc. Herman enjoyed his family, friends, work, sports and his hobbies. He will be lovingly remembered by all he knew and loved. A memorial service was held Tuesday, September 2 at 2:00 p.m. from All Saints Anglican Church, Weyburn with Rev. Catherine Harper officiating. Gordon Webber gave the eulogy. Interment followed in Green Acres Memorial Gardens, Weyburn. Rod Stafford played Amazing Grace on the bag pipes.
LINLEY - Joan Winnifred (nee Carr), late of Weyburn, who passed away on September 21st, 2005 at the age of 87 years. She was predeceased by her loving husband of 67 years, Herman Linley. Joan will be lovingly remembered by her daughter, Audrey (Fred) Bennett of Weyburn; and by her grandchildren: Janice (Chris) Bennett, Sandra Bennett, Richard (Lyne) Bennett and their son, Alexander, and Brad (Karen) Bennett; two sisters: June Larson and Bernadine Morrison; as well as numerous nieces and nephews. Joan was born March 2, 1918 to Russell and Marcella Carr at Croll, Manitoba. She was one of Weyburn's first Red Cross Swimming Instructors, and had a love of athletics. Joan was well known in the community as an artist and she designed the "Big Wheel" which is displayed at the Public Library. She attended Emma Lake Artist Workshops, and was active in the Anglican Church. A Service of Remembrance will be held Friday, October 7 at 2:00 P.M. from All Saints Anglican Church, Weyburn, with Rev. Catherine Harper Officiating. Interment to follow in Green Acres Memorial Gardens, Weyburn.
LISKO - Paul Otto. On Tuesday, December 25, 2001, Paul Otto Lisko, late of Weyburn, passed away at the age of 74 years. Predeceased by his parents: Emil and Hulda Lisko; his first wife, Edith; his brothers and sisters: Agnes Hahn, Arnold Lisko, Edward Lisko, Arthur Lisko, Gertrude Morris, Walter Lisko, Lawrence Lisko and Albert Lisko. Paul is survived by his wife Sharon (nee Bossenberry) of Weyburn; two sons: Ronald Lisko and Leslie Lisko, both of Red Deer, AB; step children: Bill (Rachel) Allen of Weyburn; Derek (Teresa) Allen of Regina; Ian (Anita) Allen of Weyburn; Heidi (John) Demyen of Surrey, BC; and Chris (Michael) Decelle of Carlyle; grandchildren: Jennifer, John and Ron Demyen; Kristey and Dakota Allen; Phillip and Matthew Decelle; one sister, Linda Hambleton of Hamilton, ON; as well as numerous nieces and nephews. Paul Otto Lisko was born June 21, 1927 at Sec. 10 TP 37, Rge. 4, W3rd. He attended a country school and high school in Saskatoon. His father was a blacksmith, and Paul helped out at home with his siblings while growing up in the 30's. He was born and raised in the Lutheran faith. He enjoyed playing hockey, having played with Gordie Howe. Paul was a fireman for CN Rail, then a member of the Saskatoon City Police. In 1955 he joined the Army, and ran the Army Cadet Camp at Kelvington for many years. he finished his career as a guard at the Correctional Centre in regina, retiring in 1977. He was a Master Mason with the Kelvington Lodge #179, and was a member of the Royal Canadian Legion Branch #47. On June 15, 1996, Paul married Sharon (nee Bossenberry) at the Heritage Village Church in Weyburn. Every family gathering was a special event. He was always chief organizer of camping reunions and family backyard gatherings. Hunting in the Frenchman River Valley was dear to his heart. He enjoyed Maple Leaf hockey in the winter and Blue Jay baseball in the summer, as well as fishing, hunting, camping and gardening. Paul was a family man. He kept in touch with his family in Saskatoon, his sister in Ontario and took an active role in the large extended family he married into. He was always there for his step children. He loved his grandchildren dearly, especially the ones he cuddled from birth. He had a life long interest in trains, and his greatest joy was watching trains from the kitchen window with whatever little boy was visiting. He was always available to help anyone who needed a hand and was a friend and companion to his father-in-law for many years. He will be sorely missed and always remembered. A memorial service was held Friday, December 28 at 2:00 p.m. from Fletcher Funeral Chapel, Weyburn, with Rev. John Ferrier officiating. Interment will be at a later date. The Royal Canadian Legion were honorary pallbearers.
LISKO - Sharon Lee (nee Bossenberry) Lisko passed away on March 28, 2003 in Weyburn at the age of 60. Sharon was born in the Froude district October 23, 1942 to William and Minerva Bossenberry. She grew up on the family farm, started school in Froude in 1947. In 1948 Prairie Lee School was re-opened and she attended there until 1954. Traveling by horse and cart in summer and horse and toboggan in winter with the Thompson children. From 1954-1959 she attended Creelman School and graduated from Froude in 1960. In November of 1960, Sharon joined the Royal Canadian Air Force as a fighter control operator. She was honorably released on April 24, 1962 attaining the rank of Aircrafts Women 1st Class. On May 1, 1962 she married Ron Allen in St. Margarets, NB and moved back to Weyburn. In November 1962 they started their family with a boy, Bill, followed by Derek in 1965, Ian in 1967, Heidi in 1968 and finally Kris in 1971. As her family grew, Sharon's sense of community involvement became prominent. She was a very strong Legion member for many years. Became Commanding Officer with rank of Captain in the Army Cadets Corps and was involved with them for many years. She also worked with 4-H and Girl Guides and was a mentor for many of Weyburn's young adults. Sharon's house was a second home for the many friends of her children. She would often wake up to find an extra body or two laying round the house on a weekend, but of course, all were welcome. Many of these kids have remained close friends through the years. Sharon began working at Mount St. Mary's in 1976, as well as at the Legion and curling rink. She worked for over 20 years in the Weyburn Special Care Home where she made many friends and was a friend to many of the residents. Sharon was very happy when her mom and dad finally retired near them in town. This allowed her to phone her mom every day at 3 p.m. to discuss events of the day. Together they spent many enjoyable days playing cards and working in the garden, one of Sharon's pastimes. She won an award from the Weyburn Fair & Agricultural Society for a particularly lovely lily she grew a few years ago. They also did ceramics and became members of the Heritage Village together. She loved planting new and unique plants and flowers, her favorites being lilies and hostas. While working with Cadets, Sharon met Paul Lisko. Sharon married Paul June 15, 1996. They lived here in Weyburn until his death in December of last year. Sharon had a great love for family outings. Many weekends were spent at family reunions, corn roasts, camping trips and fishing with Paul. They spent many autumns hunting and visiting friends in Val Marie. There were also many snowmobile trips and family barbecues were a weekly occurrence in the summer months. Sharon always enjoyed setting the perfect table and constantly watching her hero, Martha Stewart, so that she could have new ideas all the time. In recent years, Sharon's interests have been directed to the grandchildren, her greatest pride. Jennifer was born to Heidi and John in 1986, John in 1990 and Ron 1994. In 1995, when Ian and Anita got together, Kristie was added to the clan. Dakota followed in 1999. Also in 1999, Phillip arrived to Kris and Michael and finally Matthew in 2001. Her oldest son, Bill and Rachel moved back to Weyburn in 2000 bringing their dogs, Bailey, Sadie and Duke that often kept her company after Paul passed away. Sharon loved reading and telling stories of her younger days to her kids and never seemed to tire of looking after her grandkids and had lots of good advice like "don't do that or you'll break your collarbone, or you eat your supper, Gramma says." Sharon always kept a good sense of humor. She loved a good joke and always had one herself to trade back to you. This, as well as her quiet inner strength, will be the things we will most remember. As her health began to fail, this inner strength and courage quickly became more and more apparent. When she was diagnosed with cancer in January this year, we watched first in shock and disbelief, then later in awe and admiration as she quietly battled. Never complaining, never showing the pain she must have felt. Even as sick as she was, she still concerned herself more with helping her family cope with her leaving. In her last days she would not take anything in defense of her pain, preferring to remain alert and sure of herself. In the end, Sharon left us quietly, but she left behind the foundation of a strong family, which she should be proud of. We've lost a mother, sister, guide and mentor, but most of all a good friend. Sharon will be sadly missed, but we know that she is now at peace in a better place. She was predeceased by her parents, William and Minerva Bossenberry and by her husband, Paul Lisko on December 25, 2001. Sharon will be lovingly remembered by her children: Bill (Rachel) Allen of Ralph; Derek (Teresa) Allen of Regina; Ian (Anita) Allen of Weyburn; Heidi (John) Demyen of Sundre, AB; Chris (Michael) Decelle of Carlyle; her grandchildren: Jennifer, John and Ron Demyen; Kristey and Dakota Allen; Phillip and Matthew Decelle; her brothers and sisters: Donald (Marjorie) Bossenberry of Cranbrook, BC; Deborah Bossenberry of North Battleford; Wayne (Lorna) Bossenberry of Griffin; Kim (Wanda) Bossenberry of Craik; nieces and nephews: Brenda Dawn Bossenberry, Jody Lynne (Frank) Hackett, Darla and Heath Beaudry, Dylan and Kenna Bossenberry and sister-in-law, Linda Hambleton of Hamilton, ON. Funeral service was held Monday, March 31, at 2:00 p.m. from Knox Presbyterian Church, Weyburn, with Rev. John Ferrier officiating. Active pallbearers were: Dickie Blackburn, Ken Cross, Scott Goodwin, Ken Neiszner, Brian Neiszner and Terry Lund. Honorary pallbearers were: Dennis Thompson, Dale Thompson, Lloyd Thompson, Ken Thompson, Brian Dunham, Ariel Neiszner, Margaret Culbertson, Linda Porth, Gloria Kosior and Peggy Grams and all Sharon's co-workers from Weyburn Special Care Home. Interment followed at Green Acres Memorial Gardens, Weyburn.
LITTLE - Pearl (nee MacLeod). On Sunday, February 27, 2005, Pearl Little passed away at the Weyburn General Hospital at the age of 79 years. Predeceased by her parents, Ken and Edith MacLeod, brothers, John, David, Ken and sister-in-law, Pat. Pearl is survived by her children: Colleen (Stewart) Lumb; David (Bonnie) Little; Jo-Ann (Ed) Jeanson; Bob (Julie) Little; Terri Rae (Bill) Jordan; Bob Little Sr. father of her children; grandchildren: Doug and Judy Lumb, Andrea and Todd Stepp, Carla Little, Marcia and Jay Kinash, Lisa Little and Lidsey Jordan; great grandchildren: Lyndon, Donavon and Nicholas Lumb, Tarrin and Cameron Stepp and Vance Jordan; sisters: Brenda Carmichael, Dawn Robinson, brothers: Peter (Bernie) MacLeod, Malcolm (Marie) MacLeod; several nieces and nephews as well as many life long friends. Pearl was born in Londonderry, Ireland on November 27, 1925. She immigrated to Canada in 1927 coming to Woodrow, Saskatchewan. Pearl enjoyed track and field, playing ball, curling and belonged to CGIT. On February 15, 1946 she married Bob Little at Moose Jaw. Prior to having her family, Pearl worked at the Training School. She later worked at Dron's Dry Cleaners and baby sat in her home before going to work as an I.S.P. at the Saskatchewan Mental Hospital which is now referred to as the Dietary Department at Souris Valley Extended Care Centre. Pearl was the "World's Greatest Curling Fan" and she loved her Sandra Schmuler and Colleen Jones. She was also a great Weyburn Red Wings Fan and recently a follower of the Weyburn Devils although she did not get to many games. She enjoyed going to the Weyburn Beavers ball games. Pearl was a member of the Weyburn Royal Canadian Legion Branch #47. She served as Provincial President and received the Palm Leaf award. She was a life time member of both the Royal Canadian Legion and the Auxiliary and was very honored to represent the War Mothers at this past Remembrance Day Service. The Family Place honored her with the Grandmother of the Year Award this past year. She was a member of All Saints Anglican Church and served as secretary for a time. Pearl believed that there's no such thing as a free ride, you get what you work for. Everyone has problems and you learn how to live with them or you learn how to solve them. You give back to your community for causes that you believe in, you honor your commitments, that sometimes someone else's needs are greater than yours and no matter what, keep a sense of humor. Funeral service was held Thursday, March 3, at 2:00 p.m. from Grace United Church, Weyburn, with Rev. Catherine Harper officiating. Interment will follow at Hillcrest Cemetery, Weyburn. Members of the Royal Canadian Legion and the Legion Ladies Auxiliary formed an Honor Guard.
LITTLE - Robert Samuel "Bob" Sr. of Surrey, BC, passed away September 15, 2007 after a lengthy illness. Bob was born February 15, 1925 and raised on the family farm at Meyronne. He was predeceased by his parents Mathew and Elizabeth Little, brother Alvin, his first wife and mother of his children Pearl Little. He is survived by his wife Ella, his children: Colleen (Stewart) Lumb, David (Bonnie) Little, Jo Ann (Ed) Jeanson, Robert Jr. (Julie) Little and Terri (Bill) Jordan. His step-children: David (Anette) Goranson, Joanne (Michael) Le Dressay, Carla (Norman) Orberg and Richard (Cynthia) Goranson. His grandchildren, Doug (Judy) Lumb, Carla Little, Andrea (Todd) Stepp, Marcia (Jay) Kinash, Lisa (Jordan) Loustel and Lindsey Jordan. His great grandchildren: Lyndon, Donavon and Nicholas Lumb, Tarrin and Cameron Stepp, Vance Jordan and Sonny Kinash and his step-grandchildren. His twin sisters, Jean (Alton) Barsness and Joan (Reine) Diener, brothers David and Brian (Marlene) Little. Many nieces, nephews, great nieces and nephews. Bob joined the navy in 1942 at the age of 17. When discharged he worked in Moose Jaw before moving to Weyburn to work at the training school, had a variety of jobs before becoming the general manager at Grandview Industries. Moving to BC in the late 70's he owned and operated a plastic plant. After selling it he worked with his wife at her ladies' clothing shop until his illness no longer allowed him to work. Bob loved to fly and later took up golfing. He's a past president of the Royal Canadian Legion, Weyburn Branch, was a member and sat on the Board of the Weyburn Flying Club for several years. He celebrated 46 years of sobriety through AA. There will be a memorial service to celebrate his life at the Weyburn Legion, Friday, September 28 at 10:00 a.m.
LIX - Casper John "Cappy" Lix passed away peacefully on Saturday, June 15, 2013 at Hilltop Manor in Weyburn. He was predeceased by his parents, Elizabeth and Casper Lix; step-father, Nicholas Lix; brother, John at one and a half years; sister, Margaret at six days old; half-brother, Michael; half-sisters, Katherine Lynch and Mary Rogal; step-brother, Nicholas and step-sisters, Grace, Elizabeth, Anna, Barbara and Magdalena. Casper was born July 24, 1914 in Romania to Elizabeth and Casper Lix. Following the death of his father and brother, and at the age of nine, Casper and his mother came to Canada. They initially settled in Indian Head and eventually moved to McTaggart. Elizabeth and Casper stayed with her brother-in-law, Nicholas who was a widower with six children of his own. Elizabeth and Nicholas later married and together added four more children to their family. Cappy completed his education to Grade 10 in McTaggart and in 1937 took his training in psychiatric nursing at Weyburn Mental Hospital. He graduated in 1941. Shortly after graduation Cappy joined the RCAF and served as a medic during WWII at a mobile field hospital. Initially he was based north of London, England and on June 8, 1944 landed at Juno Beach two days after D-Day. Cappy saw duty in France, Belgium, Holland and Germany, and later served as an interpreter during German demilitarization. Upon his return to Weyburn in 1946 he worked as a relief supervisor at the Mental Hospital. In 1949 Cappy married Elsie Jeffrey in Swift Current, and together they resided at Elgin Street in Weyburn for 52 years. It was also at this time that he began his career as a Psychiatric Nurse at the Mental Hospital. In 1955 Cappy served as Assistant Chief Attendant for two years. In 1957 he became the Deputy Head Nurse until 1965 when he took the position of Assistant Head Nurse. From 1967 until his retirement in 1974 Cappy worked as Assistant to the Director at the Vocational School. Cappy was an avid gardener and enjoyed the outdoor and was well known for his many "purple martin houses". He also enjoyed fishing and travelled north many times to pursue this hobby. Cappy and Elsie enjoyed travelling and took many tours together after his retirement. He enjoyed playing ball and was a great skater. Cappy and Elsie also enjoyed dancing and attended many dances at the Legion. Cappy was always a proud Legion member. Cappy and Elsie attended the Grace United Church in Weyburn and were actively involved in ushering. He was also involved with the figure skating board during the time that his daughter was skating. In 1980 Cappy took his 90 year old mother to Austria and Romania where they visited family. In 1994 Cappy and Elsie attended the 50 year commemoration ceremonies in France of the D-Day landing. Cappy was presented with a special medal from the government of France. A special moment in Cappy’s life was when during that trip he reunited with a woman in Holland whose life he had saved as a child during a bombing in WWII. At the elegant age of 97 years Cappy received his Honourary Grade 12 Diploma. In 2001 Cappy and Elsie moved from Elgin Street to the Rhineland Apartments and stayed there for about ten years after which time they took up residence at Hilltop Manor. Cappy was a very loving, wise, proud and kind man. He worked hard and provided well for his family. He once said he only had one regret in his life and it was that he wished he had married Elsie earler! Elsie was the love of his life! He loved to tease people and to joke around with everyone. Thank you to the staff at Hilltop Manor for their care, love and support. Cappy is survived by his beloved wife of 63 years, Elsie; son, Brian (Liz) and their children, Daniel (Caryn) and Erin of Lethbridge, AB; daughter, Gwen (Jim) Kupiec and their children, Jason (Ivy) and great grandchildren, Angelica and Erica; Shawna, Crystal (Curt) and Devon of Regina; sister, Helen Weishun of British Columbia and numerous nieces and nephews. A Memorial Service was held on Friday, June 21 at 2:00 PM from Grace United Church, Weyburn with Reverend Mohandas Barnabas officiating. Cappy was laid to rest at Hillcrest Cemetery, Weyburn in the Columbarium.
LIX - Edna Elizabeth (nee Erickson) Lix passed away peacefully at the Peter Lougheed Hospital, Calgary, AB on Friday, December 22, 2006 at the age of 87 years. She was predeceased by her parents Erick and Florence Erickson, her husband Nickolas; great granddaughter Christina; sisters Kathleen Buck and Winnifred McDougall; brothers in law, Joe Buck, Russ McFadden, Allen McDougall and Frank Shaw. Edna will be lovingly remembered by her son Erick (Ellen); and their children Danette (Don), Mike (Laurie), Audrey (Bryan); her daughter Diane (Jacques); and their daughter Suzanne; great grandchildren, Damara, Nickolas, Lisa, Christopher and Jake. She is also survived by her two sisters Dorothy McFadden, Weyburn and Evelyn Shaw, Regina; as well as numerous nieces and nephews. Edna was born in Weyburn, SK on May 31, 1919 where she continued to live and raise her family. She worked at the Saskatchewan Souris Valley Hospital for many years until her retirement. Edna enjoyed her hockey and football as well as crafts, especially knitting for the family and friends. In 2002 she moved to Calgary to be near her family, where she lived until she was hospitalized in December 2006. At Edna's request, no funeral service will be held. Cremation entrusted to McInnis and Holloway's Eastside Memorial Chapel, Calgary, AB. A burial and memoriam will take place at a later date at the Green Acres Memorial Gardens in Weyburn, SK.
LIZUCK - Norma Phillis (nee Carlson). On Tuesday, February 8, 2005, Norma Phillis Lizuck, late of Weyburn, passed away at the Regina Pasqua Hospital at the age of 76 years. Predeceased by her parents, Arvid and Bricken Carlson; loving husband, Joseph Lizuck; four sisters and two brothers. Norma is survived by her children: Brenda Lizuck of Weyburn; Cheryl (Dave) Rommann of Weyburn; Debbie (Gord) Busch of Weyburn; Doug (Lynn) Lizuck of Calgary, AB; Donna (Kel) Lizuck of Regina; and Laurie (Kelly) Hilkewich of Weyburn; grandchildren: Jeff Heisler, Terrilyn (Jeff) Schmidt, Jamie (Shannon) Geiger, Todd Busch, Tara (Chad) Busch, Kris Lizuck, Kelley Soretsky, Jesse Lizuck, Kurt Elmer, Carter Hilkewich and Ali Hilkewich; great grandchildren: Bradon Schmidt, Alyssa Schmidt and Karston Geiger; four sisters and one brother, as well as numerous nieces, nephews, relatives and friends. Norma was born July 1, 1928 at Radville. She was raised in Radville on the home farm with her eight sisters and three brothers. She attended Radville School then came to Weyburn in 1943 at the age of 15 to work in a cafe and take the balance of her schooling by correspondence, completing her grade 11. She met and married Joseph Lizuck at an early age, two weeks prior to her new husband going overseas for World War II, on January 24, 1945 in Colgate. When he came back two years later, they started their family. As a homemaker, Norma was able to be involved with her children's many interests. She coached girl's softball for many years, and enjoyed bowling, curling, playing bingo and watching the Blue Jays ball team. All the family holidays were special for her, especially Christmas and her birthday party with her children and grandchildren. She loved and was very proud of her children and their families. She will be lovingly remembered and sadly missed by all. Funeral service was held Friday, February 11 at 2:00 p.m. from Fletcher Funeral Chapel, Weyburn, with Rev. Hazel Arbon officiating. Interment followed in Hillcrest Cemetery, Weyburn. The pallbearers were her grandchildren: Jeff Heisler, Jamie Geiger, Tara Busch, Todd Busch, Kurt Elmer and Carter Hilkewich.
LOCKEN - Henry. It is with great sadness that the family of Henry Locken announced his passing on Wednesday, October 14, 2009 at Weyburn General Hospital at the age of 89 years. Henry was born on April 13, 1920 and was the eldest child of Lars and Randie Locken of Ratcliffe, Sask. He was born in Kenmore, North Dakota. Henry was predeceased by his parents, Lars and Randie Locken; his sister, Bernice Steen and a great grandchild, Daris Bloor. He will be lovingly remembered by his wife of almost 67 years, Annetta Locken of Weyburn, and their four children: Sharon (Dale) Bloor of Regina; Marlin (Beverly) Locken of Calgary, AB; Judy (Terry) Bendickson of Gladmar; and Morris Locken of Las Vegas, Nevada, USA; nine grandchildren and 11 great grandchildren: Rodney (Lisa) Bloor, Dennin and Rosalyn; Tammy (Dave) Cavers and Evan; Christi (Phil) Shworak, Chloe and Michael; Craig (Aleta) Bendickson, Tanner, Connor and Nathan; Blair (Mandy) Bendickson, Samuel and Ellie; Darin (Tracy) Bendickson and Henry; Adam Locken, Blair Locken and Tiffany Locken; brothers, Selmer (Bev) Locken of Weyburn, and Victor (Bev) Locken of Moose Jaw; sisters, Esther Price of Ottawa, ON and Ella Arsenault of Abbotsford, BC; as well as many nieces and nephews. Henry grew up on the family farm where he learned to farm with his dad. On November 30, 1942 he married Annetta Steen and they purchased a farm on their own. There they had a busy life raising their family. Henry and Annetta were involved in the Round Grove community. They enjoyed taking in the dances at the Ratcliffe Community Hall and were also members of the Oungre square dancing club. They spent many hours playing cards with friends and neighbours. It was a supportive and friendly community to be a part of. Henry was a member and elder of the Oungre United Church for many years until its closure. Whenever there was work to be done in the community Henry was always there to lend a hand. Henry was blessed with a gift of creating things. If he or a neighbour needed a machinery part and it wasn't available, he would manufacture one. He created and invented numerous things over the years. In later years, he enjoyed woodworking and puttering in his shop. Henry loved animals and had horses and raised Black Angus cattle until he and Annetta began going to Arizona for the winter months. They had a winter home in Mesa, Arizona that they enjoyed for 18 years. He and Annetta loved travelling, meeting and talking to people. They traveled in the US and across Canada and enjoyed a farm tour that took them through Europe where they enjoyed seeing how other farmers worked their farms. In 1993, Henry and Annetta purchased a home in Weyburn and continued to farm until they retired and rented out their land. Though he lived in Weyburn, his heart remained on his farm. His integrity, love and respect for others are an inspiration for his family he leaves behind. Henry's farewell funeral service was held on Monday, October 19 at 2:00 p.m. from Grace United Church with Rev. M. Barnabas officiating, and words of remembrance were given by Christy Shwornk. Interment followed in Green Acres Memorial Gardens, Weyburn. Pallbearers were Rodney Bloor, Craig Bendickson, Blair Bendickson, Darin Bendickson, Blair Locken and Dave Cavers.
LOCKEN - Selmer "Sam" Locken, late of Weyburn, passed away November 28, 2012, at the age of 85 years. Sam was predeceased by his parents: Lars and Randie (nee Paulhus) Locken; sister Bernice Steen; brother: Henry Locken brothers-in-law: Irwin Steen, George Price and Norm Arsenault. Sam is survived by his wife: Beverly, his four children: Jacqueline (Chester) McDonald, Dallas (Lori) Locken, Marlys (Raymond) Kuntz, Deanna (Scott) Knight; grandchildren: Lance (Kim) Locken, Dale Locken (Tammy Strom), Rae Ann (Jeremy) Zubiak, Jerod Kuntz (Grace Lyttle), Brenden Kuntz (Kayla Hill), Sam Knight, Andrew Knight; great grandchildren: Kylan and Cameron Locken as well as numerous special nieces, nephews, cousins and in-laws. Selmer (Sam) Locken was the fourth child born to Randi and Lars Locken. Sam was born at home on August 30, 1927. He was baptized and confirmed at the Oslo Lutheran Church in North Dakota. Sam worked hard and played hard. He was a man of great spirit and he loved a good laugh. He farmed while living on his parents home place. In the winter, after a hard days work, he and his cousin Milo Paulhus were known to hitch up a horse and took turns riding and skiing behind the horse cross country (5 miles) to Ratcliffe to a dance. In July of 1954 he fell in love and married Beverly Roysum. They moved to the Olie Erkie farm where they brought their first daughter Jacqueline home; they lived there for three years before moving to Weyburn. Sam worked for Rosselin trucking hauling gravel for the department of highways. Sam eventually bought his own truck while working at Rosselin Trucking. It was during this time that son Dallas and daughter Marlys were born. In 1962 Sam and Bev bought his father Lar’s farm. They moved to the farm and this is where they welcomed their last child Deanna. These were busy years; farming, raising their family, keeping beef cattle and for a brief time hogs. Sam also did lots of carpentry for people in the area; cabinetry being a specialty. Before power tools he sawed and drilled everything by hand. Sam was very committed to his community and was involved in many ways. He was treasurer of the community owned telephone company; President of Radcliffe Hall Board; Member of the Radville School Board; Trustee on the board of Oungre United Church; Charter member of the Elks. He had given up skiing behind a horse by then, but spent many a frigid winter morning getting area kids to school by traversing across snow covered fields in a Bombardier for the school district. Curling was a winter pass time he enjoyed for many years. They continued to farm long after their family was on their own; the grandchildren have memories of their grandparents on the farm. They wintered down south for a couple years and in 1994 bought a home in Weyburn. They spent many happy years there before moving to a condo in 2012. To sum Sam up in a few words is hard; he loved: his family, his friends, a good joke, to laugh out loud, playing cards, curling, cutting and styling his young grandson’s hair, and dancing to good old time music. He was quick of wit and had the penmanship of a calligrapher but mostly he had a family that loved him. He will be missed beyond words. A visitation was held on Sunday, December 2 at 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm from RD Family Funeral Chapel, Weyburn. Funeral service was held on Monday, December 3 at 2:00 pm from Grace United Church, Weyburn with Rev. M. Barnabas, officiating. A private family interment was held at Hillcrest Cemetery, Weyburn. Pallbearers were his grandchildren: Lance Locken, Dale Locken, Rae Ann Zubiak, Jerod Kuntz, Brenden Kuntz, Sam Knight and Andrew Knight.
LOCKYER - Derek. On Friday, April 30, 1999, Derek Lockyer, late of Weyburn, passed away at Souris Valley Extended Care Centre, at the age of 75 years. Predeceased by his parents, Cecil and Nellie Lockyer; one sister and brother-in-law, Paddy and Arthur Bell; one niece, Ann Baker; one brother-in-law and sister-in-law, Peter and Dreena Dobson; and one grandson, Will Glass. Derek is survived by his loving wife Jeanne of Weyburn; one daughter Heather (Brian) Glass of Weyburn; two sons: Keith (Barbara) Lockyer and Nigel (Sylvia) Lockyer, both of Hampshire, England; adopted son, Peter (Gina) Mansbridge of Surrey, England; grandchildren: Michelle Racinsky of Regina; Andrea (Richard) Berogna, Nicola (Derron) Christopher, Neal Dobson, Alastair Lockyer, Russell Lockyer, Kelly Lockyer (Richard Monkcom), all of England; one great granddaughter, Robyn Monkcom of England; one sister-in-law Muriel (Sam) Small; nephew, Trevor (Lorna) Bell, all of England; three nieces: Keay (Richard) Golletz, Ann (Doug) Hay and their son Adam, and Susan Dobson, all of Brandon, MB; as well as his special girl, Alisha Plonka of Weyburn. Derek Cecil William Lockyer was born September 7, 1923 at Linwood, Hampshire, England where he lived until the age of two, then moved to the village of Bickton and lived there until he was 12. He went to school in Fordingbridge, walking one and a half miles each way. When he was 15 he joined the Boys Service of the Royal Navy and at age 16 went to sea on his first ship "H.M.S. Aurora." Much of Derek's life was spent at sea, and much of that time in the midst of some of the dramatic sea engagements of WWII. He was at Spitzbergen when the Russians and the Norwegians had to be evacuated; he was at North Cape, Cape Town, Sierra Leone, the Battle of Malta and the invasion of Oran. Derek was a member of the ship's company on the Aurora which was providing escort for the aircraft carrier "HMS Victorious," and witnessed the "Hood" going down after being attacked by the Bismark, and later watched as the Bismark sank. In December 1944 Derek returned to his family in England who were by then living at Hayling Island, Hampshire. On May 29, 1945 Derek married Jeanne Dobson and almost immediately was back to sea again, this time serving in the Mediterranean and Malta, where he was when the war ended. After leaving the Navy Derek worked as a bus driver for a year then in a bakery for a short time. After that he worked in a grocery store and then returned to bus driving. He was recalled to the Navy in August 1950. Derek received his final discharge from the Navy in 1952. In March 1952 Derek resumed his job as bus driver, this time doing long distance trips to Yorkshire and daily tours of various parts of England and Wales and monthly trips to Edinburgh and Glasgow, Scotland. In 1968 he was promoted to Depot Regulator with the duty of dispatching over 180 buses daily. Derek and Jeanne immigrated to Canada in July of 1970 and lived in Kenora, ON where Derek was employed by Modern Dairies (later Beatrice Foods) until 1972, then in Sioux Lookout for one year, then back to Kenora until his retirement in 1982. Derek joined the Royal Canadian Legion in Sioux Lookout then transferred to Kenora where he served as Sergeant-at-Arms for 14 years. He was a long time member of the Masons, and was past Master in 1987 in Kenora, and a member of the International Peace Gardens Lodge, the Eastern Star and the Independent Order of Forresters. In March 1989 Derek and Jeanne moved to Weyburn to be closer to their daughter and her family. In May 1995 they celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary. Derek received six medals for his time of Service. He loved life, his family and people. His big smile and cheerful nature endeared him to many people. Even as his health declined in the past few years, that smile and sunny disposition seldom left him. Funeral service was held Tuesday, May 4 at 2:00 p.m. from Fletcher Funeral Chapel, Weyburn, with Rev. John Ferrier officiating. Interment followed at Hillcrest Cemetery, Weyburn. All those in attendance were considered to be honorary pallbearers. The active pallbearers were: Len Hamill, Sandy Wyness, Murray Spearman, Dave Baht, John New and Clarence Goebel.
LOCKYER - Jeanne Suzette (nee Dobson). On Sunday, January 15, 2006, Jeanne Suzette Lockyer, late of Weyburn, passed away at the Weyburn General Hospital at the age of 84 years. Jeanne was predeceased by her parents, Henry and Mabel Dobson; husband, Derek Lockyer; grandson, Will Glass; brother and sister in law, Peter and Dreena Dobson. Jeanne is survived by her daughter, Heather (Brian) Glass of Weyburn; and sons: Nigel (Sylvia) Dobson and Keith (Barbara) Lockyer of England; grandchildren: Michelle Racinsky of Picture Butte, AB; Andrea (Richard) Berogna, Matteo and Alessia; Nicola (Darron) Christopher and Ewan; Neil (Aimee) Dobson; Alastair (Becky) Lockyer and twins, Abi and Rosie; Kelly (Richard) Monkham and Robin and Daisy; Russell Lockyer; sister, Muriel (Sam) Small, all of England; nieces: Keay (Richard) Golletz, Anne (Doug) Hay and Adam; Susan Dobson, all of Brandon, MB; extended family: Peter and Gina Mansbridge of England, Alisha and Troy Bell of Colgate, SK; Daryl Lennox, Wendy Wagner and Kolynda Lennox of Weyburn, SK; Murray and Marg Spearman and family of Moose Jaw, SK; Gladys and Willis Morrison of Henderson, Nevada, USA. Jeanne Suzette Lockyer was born at Portsmouth, England on June 26, 1921. She always had lots of stories about her and her sister going to dances during the war. She always told the good stories, and occasionally talked of the close calls with bombs dropping. She attended school at Hayling Island then hairdressing school in Portsmouth. She started working life as a hairdresser in her dad's barber shop, then had several different jobs through the years until moving to Canada. Jeanne served in Fire Service in England during WW2. She and the rest of her family had to move when their house got bombed out. On May 29, 1945, Jeanne married Derek C.W. Lockyer at Hayling Island, England. They lived in England until moving to Canada in 1970, where she lived in Kenora, Ontario, Sioux Lookout, Ontario and finally Weyburn. Jeanne was a 30 year member of the Royal Canadian Legion and the Legion Ladies Auxiliary in Kenora, ON, serving as flag bearer in the Legion Color Party for a number of years. She received a certificate of Merit from the R.C.L. and won several dart trophies and medals. She enjoyed playing darts, knitting and doing word puzzles. On Saturday, her favorite past time was watching soccer on TV. Jeanne hated being called "Jeannie" right up to the day before she died she still gave a nurse heck for doing so. She never forgot her years in England and was always looking forward to the next trip back there. She loved getting the latest photos of family in England. She will be lovingly remembered and sadly missed by those she knew and loved. A Visitation was held Wednesday, January 18 from Fletcher Funeral Chapel, Weyburn. The funeral service was held Thursday, January 19 at 2:00 p.m. from Fletcher Funeral Chapel with Rev. John Ferrier officiating. Interment followed in Hillcrest Cemetery, Weyburn. All those who were not in attendance were considered to be honorary pallbearers. The active pallbearers were: Connor Rodine, Clarence Goebel, John New, Murray Spearman, Sandy Wyness and Troy Bell.
LOGAN - Olive Rosaline (nee MacKessock). On Monday, May 19, 2003, Olive Rosaline Logan, late of Regina, passed away at the age of 97 years. Predeceased by her parents, William and Amelia MacKessock; brother and sisters: Bruce, Lally Blue and Marie Rintoul; and by her husband, William. Olive is survived by one son, William (Charyel) Logan of Regina and one daughter, Catherine (Jeremiah) Frewen of Victoria, BC; her grandchildren: W. Shayne, J. Jeffrey (Juli) and their children: Mason and Micah; and Chandra Logan; as well as numerous nieces and nephews. Olive Rosaline Logan, nee MacKessock was born on September 30th, 1905 in Langdon, North Dakota. When Olive was two years old the family came to the Snow Shamel Farm near Yorkton, which her father had managed for several years before buying his own farm near Kessock. Olive spent a happy childhood there. She had her Grade 12 in Saskatchewan and went on to Normal School in Regina, teaching in Handel and St. Boswells. On August 12, 1939 Olive married William Augustus (Gus) Logan in Paisley, ON. She continued to teach in Bengough and the Weyburn Community College after her marriage. Olive was active in the Home & School/Parent Teacher Associations in the various communities where they lived, she was also very active in the Order of the Eastern Star, Prairie Rose Chapter. She served on the vestry of the All Saints Anglican Church in Weyburn, was part-time organist, on the Altar Guild and was part of the Anglican Women's Association. Olive enjoyed knitting and crocheting, reading - especially mysteries and poetry, walking, playing bridge, visiting family, and sitting in the sun. A memorial service was held Friday, May 23, 2003 at 2:00 pm from All Saints Anglican Church, Weyburn, with Rev. John Gardner officiating. Grandchildren, Chandra and Jeff gave the eulogy, Shayne did the reading and the granddaughter-in-law, Juli, sang a solo, How Great Thou Art. Interment followed in Hillcrest Cemetery, Weyburn. All those in attendance were considered to be honorary pallbearers.
LOHSE - Julian E. On Sunday, March 11, 2001, Julian E. Lohse, late of Weyburn passed away at the Weyburn General Hospital, at the age of 76 years. Predeceased by his parents, James and Bonnie Lohse; three brothers: Lloyd, Kenneth and Elden Lohse; one brother-in-law, Wilfred Peterson. Julian is survived by his loving wife, Norma Lohse of Weyburn; his two sons: Dan Lohse (Sheryl Kauf) of Weyburn; and Kevin (Annette) Lohse of Oungre; his four daughters: Kim Lohse of Weyburn, Candys Mackenzie (Charlie Erickson) of High River, AB, Brenda (Mark) Stockford of Kindersley; and Ila (Kirk) Torkelson of Beaubier; 13 grandchildren; Devan and Paige Lohse, Jazmin and Mikayla Lohse, Juli-Ann Mackenzie (Robert McMullen), Jeff Mackenzie (Michelle Gibson), Janna Mackenzie, Matthew and Jarret Stockford, James, Bonnie, Paul and Martin Torkelson; one sister, Lily Peterson; three sisters-in-law: Edna Lohse, Peggy Lohse and Beryl Lohse; as well as numerous nieces and nephews. Julian Englehart Lohse was born November 21, 1924 at Kenmare, North Dakota, the third child of James and Bonnie Lohse. He was raised on a grain, cattle and sheep farm in the Ratcliffe area, attending schools at Lorraine and Ratcliffe. He left school early to help on the farm and remained a farmer all of his life. On October 16, 1950 he and Norma Wick were married in the Lake Alma Lutheran Church. They raised their family of six children on the arm near Ratcliffe. He was the John Deere serviceman for a couple of winters. He was a mixed farmer and raised pigs, cows and grain and enjoyed many Sunday drives in the hilly, rocky and plateau area around their district. He had a weakness for apple pie and ice cream and loved yellow roses, hollyhocks, honeysuckles and lilacs that were brought to the homestead from West Virginia by his grandmother and planted there. They liked to travel to BC and he enjoyed fishing. Julian served on the Saskatchewan Wheat Pool Committee and Board as well as a delegate to the Saskatchewan Wheat Pool for five years. He was on the Ratcliffe School Board and pro tem on the district school board, on the Ratcliffe Hall Board. He was a life member of the Lake Alma branch of the B.P.O. Elks. In September, 1987 he and Norma moved to Weyburn. Julian was one of the charter members of Peace Lutheran Church, Weyburn. Earlier this year he became ill. He died in Weyburn General Hospital March 11, 2001. A prayer service was held Wednesday, March 14 at 7:00 p.m. from Fletcher Funeral Chapel, Weyburn. Funeral service was held Thursday, March 15 at 2:00 p.m. from Zion Lutheran Church, Weyburn, with Pastor Carol J. Dennison officiating. The eulogy was given by Roy Lohse and Juli-Ann Mackenzie. Willard Hamann read the lessons. Interment followed in Green Acres Memorial Gardens, Weyburn. Pallbearers were: Devan Lohse, Jeff Mackenzie, Robert McMullen, Jarret Stockford, Matthew Stockford, James Torkelson, Martin Torkelson and Paul Torkelson. The honorary pallbearers were: Jazmin Lohse, Mikayla Lohse, Paige Lohse, Janna Mackenzie, Juli-Ann Mackenzie and Bonnie Torkelson.
LOHSE - Mabel “Peggy” Katherine (nee Casler) Lohse late of Estevan passed away on Friday, October 8, 2010 at the age 79 Years. Mabel was born July 16, 1931 on the family farm south of Ratcliffe. She was the sixth child born to Walter and Clara Casler and a sister for Clifford, Ira, Harold, Lloyd and Laura. Her dad called her his sweet little Peggy Jane and the name stuck with her down through the years. Her sister, LaVine came along when Peggy was two and they became partners in crime, shyness and everything else. She first attended school at Norge, her and LaVine riding the horse back and forth; hence grew Peggy’s great love for horses. They moved to Ratcliffe in 1940 and she attended school there before moving to Weyburn in 1944. Here she attended school at Weyburn and Tagg School. Peggy worked at Woolworth’s then the Ratcliffe Café while Kenneth Lohse patiently “waited for her to grow up” (his words). She married Kenneth on October 14, 1949. They farmed in the Ratcliffe area for many years. They raised five children, three sons, Laverne, Wade and Adrian and two daughters, Shiela and Judy. Peggy was active in the Ratcliffe Sewing Circle, Ratcliffe Ladies Auxillary, and the Royal Purple. She enjoyed sports days, especially ball-playing first base, at Foster’s Grove, now Oungre Memorial Park. Peggy enjoyed dancing, playing cards, gardening and family. She really loved her home in Weyburn and if you played crib you had to play a game. In 1997, Peggy spent five and a half months in the Plains Hospital with Pancreatitis. In 2003 she started dialysis and in 2008 she had a heart attack which necessitated her move to Estevan where her daughter could look after her. Her health steadily deteriorated and on October 8, 2010 she quietly ended her struggle and went home. Peggy is predeceased by her parents Walter and Clara Casler; Her husband Kenneth; family members Laura and Seb Heisler, Clifford and Vina Casler, Harold Casler, Delrose Casler, Lloyd Casler, Ira Casler, Dan Rivard, Lily and Wilfred Peterson, Lloyd Lohse, Julian Lohse and Eldon Lohse. She is survived by her son, Kenneth Lohse, Prince Albert, son, Wade (Sheila) Lohse, Beaubier, and their children, Sandy, Wade Buettner, Garnet Buettner, Karen (Terry) McKenzie; son Adrian Lohse, Beaubier; Daughter Shiela ( Norman) Melby, Estevan, and their children Nicole, Greg (Tanya), Danielle, David, Joni, Jonathan and Michael Melby; Daughter Judy (Robert) Fradette, Lake Alma, and their children Jason (Stephanie) Fradette, Gerald (Amanda) Fradette and Jenna (Russell) Marcotte; great grandchildren Nevaeh Melby, Heidi, Amy, Andrea Fradette, Kaily and Zander Fradette, Emily and Zachary Marcotte; sister, LaVine Rivard; sister in laws, Dorothy Casler, Kay Casler, Norma Lohse, Beryl Lohse and Edna Lohse, as well as numerous nieces and nephews. A funeral service was held on Wednesday, October 13 at 2:00 pm. from the Grace United Church, Weyburn with Rev. Mohandas Barnabas officiating. Interment followed in Green Acres Memorial Gardens, Weyburn. Pallbearers were Jason Fradette, Gregory Melby, Gerald Fradette, David Melby, Jonathan Melby and Michael Melby.
LONGMAN - Geraldine "Gerry" Mildred (nee Mackey) Longman. It is with much sadness but a lifetime of treasured memories that we announce the passing of our much loved Mom, Grama, Great-Grama, Sister and Friend Gerry Longman. The long time Virden resident lost her hard fought battle with breast cancer on December 9 at the Tom Baker Cancer Center in the Foothills Hospital in Calgary, AB at the age of 84. Gerry joins her beloved husband Norris, cherished grandson Chadwyck Longman, parents R. C. and Gertrude Mackey, and siblings Harold, Vern, Art and Evelyn in Heaven. Gerry was born April 10, 1925 in Weyburn where she was raised with her 4 brothers and 2 sisters until moving to Maryfield to pursue a teaching career. After arriving in Maryfield, she met and married Norris Longman and had a son Guy. After 13 years in Maryfield, the family moved to Virden, Manitoba where Gerry continued teaching at a new special needs school for handicapped children. She taught the special needs children for 12 years and this was one of the highlights of her career. Gerry made a career change and worked at the Virden nursing home for the balance of her working career. It was very evident by her occupation choices that Gerry was a person who constantly wanted to help people in need. Gerry and Norris loved to dance and did so most weekends. Gerry also enjoyed crosswords, reading and anything pertaining to her grandchildren, Jody and Chad. Gerry moved to Abbottsford, B.C. in 1991 wanting to be close to her son Guy and his family. Gerry soon realized the larger city wasn't for her so she headed back to her birthplace of Weyburn where she still had many friends and family and enjoyed a few wonderful years with her sisters. With a few minor health issues and the thought of growing old alone, Gerry once again had to give in to "Big City Life" and moved to Calgary in 2000, to be close to son Guy and wife Joy, granddaughter Jody and her family. The trade off was worth it, as she was living across the street from her son and daughter-in-law and 5 minutes from Jody and husband Darcy and her only 2 great-grandsons, Chad and Brock. There Gerry lived in a lovely senior's condo where she met many new friends, played cards, attended "Stitch & Bitch" and continued to cook many a Sunday dinner for her family. After 6 years in her new home Gerry's health forced her to move into an assisted living unit just a few blocks away, but still on her own and close to her family. Along with a few minor ailments Gerry was diagnosed with cancer in 2006 but still did not move to a nursing home until 2009 where she resided until she lost her cancer battle. Just like in her earlier years, Gerry was constantly helping people in the condo, the assisted living home and even the nursing home. Gerry will be sadly missed by son Guy (Joy) Longman, granddaughter Jody (Darcy) McIlwain, great grandsons Chad and Brock, sister Edith Murray, brother Charlie (Shirley) Mackey and all the friends and relatives who had the privilege of knowing this wonderful, generous and caring lady. The funeral service was held at G.R. Carscadden Funeral Chapel, Virden, Manitoba on Wednesday; December 16, 2009 at 2:00 p.m. with Rev. Lydia Glawson officiating. The interment was in Virden Cemetery.
LONGMAN - Mabel Iva Maude Longman passed away on Friday, February 22, 2008 at Weyburn Special Care Home at the age of 95 years. She was born December 19, 1912 at Talmadge, the eldest daughter of Lawrence and Ethel Longman. She was predeceased by three brothers: Max and Stan both of Kelvington, and Lawrence (Larry) of Cowley; and two sisters-in-law, Eva and Dorlene Longman. Mabel is survived by a sister, Viola (Les) Beard of Kelvington, and many nieces and nephews. She leaves three sons: Russell, Lloyd and Gerald Borrowman all of Weyburn. While she spent her life on a farm south of Weyburn, she attended grade school in Melita, MB and completed her education to Grade 11 at Delight School. Her time at Delight school saw the beginning of a love of baseball and animals and the formation of life-long friendships. An aspiring teacher, she instead chose the life of homemaker, the focus of her love and attention, her three sons. While her life was filled cooking, baking and gardening, the life-long centre of her life values was the teachings of the Holy Bible. She loved to tend to a flower garden, crochet and knit. Many knitting items were presents for the dolls of nieces. She derived great personal satisfaction from her role as Sunday School teacher and Missionary Society president as well as regular attendance at prayer meetings. She led a life of spirituality, self sacrifice, hard work and devotion to family. Her gentleness and love will be missed by her family.
LOOS - Barbara Marie (nee Krumenacker) passed away on Sunday, January 20, 2008 at Weyburn. Barbara was born on the homestead south west of McTaggart on December 8, 1907 to John and Susanah Krumenacker. She was their third - three more girls and two boys would complete this pioneer family. The girls worked hard on the farm. Barbara's school days were spent at Mukamore School - Reading, Writing and Arithmatic and Home Ec. She often told us she had a first ribbon in making button holes at the age of 11. She met the love of her live when they got new neighbors - the Loos boys and their mom. Cupid came calling and not one but two romances blossomed. Two Loos boys married two Krumenacker girls - John and Barbara was on November 25, 1930. They farmed at Grassdale and Ralph for several years and then moved to town. Dad worked at Weyburn Auto Body and then at Bottle & Keg. Barbara made use of her sewing skills and did alterations for McKinnon's Department Store. When her family of two boys and one girl were all in school she worked in the housekeeping department at Weyburn General Hospital. They loved to travel and with many siblings living east and west they alternated each year visiting sisters in Ontario and British Columbia. Barbara was left a widow in February, 1973. She took a class from Ivol Kruger with six or seven other ladies and then did home care in people's homes. She delivered "Meals on Wheels" taking her youngest granddaughter with her. She loved to sing. The grandchildren just had to listen to the hymns in church to know if Grandma was there. She and a group sang with the senior choir at nursing homes for years. Barbara was an excellent cook; her shmorta, apple strudel and cream of wheat dumpling soup was second to none. Barbara loved to crochet and to garden, growing flowers and vegetables. She made a lot of quilts as well and sewed a lot of her own clothes. Once a month her and three other ladies took turns being "hostess" and after dinner played "yahtzee". Three are still with us, one 103, one almost 100 and her, must be the yahtzee they played. Barbara was predeceased by her parents, John and Susanah Krumenacker; her husband John Loos; favorite son-in-law, Carmen Caswell; nephews: Don Loos, Larry Somers, Andy Krumenacker; all five sisters and their spouses: Lena (Frank) Loos, Susie (Bill) Chambers, Beth (Jimmy) Campbell, Margaret (Bill) Somers, Anna (Bob) Johnson; brothers-in-law: Phillip (Mary) Loos, Lawrence (Katie) Loos. Barbara is survived by her son Jack (Linda) Loos, Nanaimo, BC; daughter Margaret Caswell, Saskatoon; son Roy (Donna) Loos, Weyburn; two grandsons, Ron (Maureen) Loos, Saskatoon, Kenn (Vickianne) Caswell, Saskatoon; six granddaughters: Lori (Dan) Zultok, Edmonton, AB, Sheila (Randy) Kurczaba, Martensville, Sharon Caswell, Saskatoon, Rhonda (Ross) Pickering, Okotoks, AB, Debra (Greg) Button, Weyburn, Michelle (Stan) Chester, Saskatoon; eight great grandsons, three great granddaughters; two brothers, Michael (Rose) Krumenacker, Kelowna, Joseph (Mary) Krumenacker, McTaggart, numerous nieces and nephews. The prayer service for Barbara was held on Wednesday, January 23, at 7:30 p.m. from St. Vincent de Paul Roman Catholic Church, Weyburn. The funeral service for Barbara was held on Thursday, January 24, at 10:30 a.m. from St. Vincent de Paul Roman Catholic Church, Weyburn, with Father Gerry Bauche officiating. The eulogy was read by Michelle Chester at the prayer service and by Debra Button at the funeral mass. The active pallbearers were: Randy Kurczaba, Dan Zultok, Kyle Kurczaba, Ron Loos, Evan Loos, Cody Loos and all that were in attendance at the funeral were considered honorary pallbearers. Interment followed in Hillcrest Cemetery, Weyburn.
LOOS - Roy Loos, late of Weyburn gently passed into the arms of our Lord with his family in his heart on Wednesday March 23, 2011, at the age of 72 years. Roy was born on March 28, 1938 in Weyburn. He was youngest child of John and Barbara (Krumenacker) Loos. Roy attended school in Weyburn and began working for Canadian Pacific Railway at age 17. Working next to the train yards in Weyburn developed his lifelong love of trains. Retiring after 37 years with C.P Rail, he spent his later years traveling to see his children and even more important his cherished grandchildren. He loved his family dearly and was so proud of each and every accomplishment his children and grandchildren had. He loved his province and his hometown of Weyburn. Politics played a large part in Roy’s life, Roy loved to talk politics and watch it. Roy had some personal highlights around politics; sitting down and having a conversation with Roy Romanow, being introduced in the Legislature by our MLA Dustin Duncan, having Dwain Lingenfelter drop in for coffee up at the condo and finally he was deeply proud when his daughter was first elected to City Council and then in 2006 elected Mayor of the City he loved so much. He cherished his Boston terrier dogs, raising many throughout the years. There was no other breed of dog in Roy’s eyes. The kids joke there is more photos of the dogs than them! He was a proud member of the Canadian Kennel Club. In his retirement Roy looked forward to Spring and the arrival of his Purple Martins. He built and modified his martin house and would spend countless hours in the Gazebo just watching the martins go about their daily routine. His friendship, loyalty and dry sense of humor will be greatly missed. Roy was predeceased by his parents, John and Barbara Loos; three brothers-in-law, Carman Caswell, Lorne Zenert and Jackie Zenert. He is survived by his loving wife Donna Loos, Weyburn; one son Ronald (Maureen) Loos, Saskatoon and their children, Cody Loos, Calgary, AB, Evan Loos, Saskatoon; his daughter Rhonda (Ross) Pickering and their children, Billy and Mack, Okotoks, AB; his daughter Debra (Greg) Button and their children, Ryley, Kyla, Dakota and Annie, Weyburn; his daughter Michelle (Stan) Chester and their children, Holden and Alara, Saskatoon; brother Jack (Linda) Loos, Nanaimo, BC; sister Margaret Caswell, Saskatoon; two uncles, Joe (Mary) Krumenacker, McTaggart, Mike (Rose) Krumenacker, Kelowna, BC; a very special friend, Adam Ortman along with several cousins, nieces, nephews and friends. Prayers for Roy were held on Friday, March 25 at 6:00 p.m. from St. Vincent de Paul Roman Catholic Church, Weyburn. Funeral mass was held on Saturday, March 26 at 1:00 p.m. from St. Vincent de Paul Roman Catholic Church, Weyburn with Fr. Gerry Bauche, celebrant. Interment followed at Hillcrest Cemetery, Weyburn. Honorary pallbearers were his grandsons, Cody, Evan, Billy, Mack, Ryley, Dakota and Holden.
LOUSTEL - Gudrun (nee Kjersem). It is with deep sadness and broken hearts that we announce the passing of our beloved mother, Gudrun Loustel on September 21, 2010 at the age of 79. You would have known our Mom fought debilitating arthritis for most of her life, she did so with a brave face, an open heart and mind, and a perseverance and determination that would never quit. She didn’t let her disease and its progression stand in the way of living life to the fullest. We will miss her dearly, but are so grateful to have had our mom with us for so many years. She will be remembered by her children: Wayne (Bev) of Leduc, AB and their daughter, Tresa (Brian) and Michael and son, Chuck and Kassidy; Brenda (Ralph) Nabis of Regina and their sons, Porter (Tammy) and Peyton, Pryce and Paxon, Pryor and Lee, Paige and Pearce, Preston (Leah) and Parker Pace and Baylor; Bev (Brian) Kradovill of Weyburn and their sons, Chris (Amanda) and Jaxon and Chace and Josh (Lynsey); Lorne of Regina and Jordan (Lisa) and Charlette (Kevin) Niewchas of Camrose, AB and Brianna and Braeden; sisters, Lil (Rob) Farmer of Sidney, BC and Esther Wanner of Estevan; sisters-in-law, Rose Wock, Wanda Kjersem, Thelma Kjersem and Liz Kjersem all of Estevan, as well as numerous nieces and nephews. Gudrun was predeceased by her husband, John; parents, John and Dorothea Kjersem; great granddaughter, Iyanna and six brothers and sisters. Her grandchildren and great grandchildren and their spouses have received the gift of Grandma’s unending love and will keep her in their hearts always: Gudy was born in Estevan on November 28, 1930. She was one of nine children, born to John and Dorothea Kjersem. She worked as a nurses aid at the hospital in her teen years. Every Friday night she would go dancing with her sisters and that is where she met our father John. On April 12, 1950 they were married and started their family in Estevan. They moved to Stoughton in 1953, lived there until 1968, when they moved their family to Weyburn, until both of their passing. Our mother will be remembered for many things, but mostly for her love, selfless, kind and giving nature. As a mother, grandmother and great grandmother, she devoted herself to raising five children and running a large household. In 1958 they opened a service station and body shop in Stoughton, as if she was not busy enough raising a family. In 1966 she opened an ice cream stand, making the best homemade burgers and fries. In 1968 we packed up everything and moved to Weyburn where her and her husband ran the Allis Chalmers dealership where she did the books. She then went to work at the nursing home until her retirement. Everyone knew her. She had many friends and kept everyone laughing with her practical jokes. She was a true Kjersem, if you came for a meal you were well fed with her never ending cooking and baking. Then caring for our father at home through his brief illness, she threw herself into helping her large family and following her grandchildren in many sports. Everyone knew when curling was on TV not to phone mom she was busy doing her job. BUT if you wanted to talk Curling she would stay on the phone the whole game. Every one who knew her loved and respected her. We will miss you but we have to let you go. Luv ya Mom always! A memorial service was held on Monday, September 27 at 2:00 p.m. from Fletcher Funeral Chapel, Weyburn with Cliff Gardener Officiating. Interment followed in Green Acres Memorial Gardens, Weyburn.
LOUSTEL - Iyanna Dawn. On Thursday, August 13th, 2009, Iyanna Dawn Loustel passed away at St. Joseph's Hospital in Estevan, Sask. Iyanna will be lovingly cherished and remembered by her parents, Jordan and Lisa Loustel of Weyburn, her grandparents, Bob and Julie Little and Jeff and Mary Ann Flaaten, and Lorne Loustel all of Weyburn; her aunt, Alaina Flaaten; her great grandparents, Gudrun Loustel, Pat and Beatrice Johnstone and Elda Wickman, her step-great grandmother, Laura Flaaten; many great aunts and great uncles as well as a special auntie Carrie Hembroff-Murphy. Funeral Services were held Thursday, August 20th, 2009 at 10:30 a.m. from St. Vincent de Paul Roman Catholic Church, Weyburn with Father Gerry Bauche officiating. Interment followed in Green Acres Memorial Gardens, Weyburn. The Pallbearers were: Brad Murphy, Mark Nestman, Chris Kradovill and Josh Kradovill.
LOVEQUIST - Helmer Herman Victor Lovequist, born December 6, 1922 in Broadview, SK to Joe and Nora Lovequist, passed away at Tatagwa View, Weyburn, on August 11, 2011 at 88 years of age. Helmer was born into a family of ten children and they grew up on farms in the Broadview area. One of his first jobs was working for the railroad in Broadview. Helmer also served in France and Begium during World War II as a cook in the army. In later years he was employed by Tom Hart as a janitor in a restaurant in Weyburn. He also took on work as a carpenter and painter and then became self-employed doing both of these jobs. Helmer and Joan were married July 21, 1951 in Broadview and lived there for three more years. They then moved to Alida for one year and Carnduff for 14 years. Helmer and Joan moved to Weyburn in 1978 and stayed. Helmer was very active in his community. He volunteered at the Salvation Army delivering food hampers in and around Weyburn. Helmer enjoyed cooking as a hobby and cooked with a group of men serving meals to ladies at Weyburn Free Methodist Church. He also offered his cooking skills at the Weyburn Youth Centre and enjoyed bringing his dishes to numerous potluck suppers at church. Helmer was generous with his time and volunteered his carpentry skills to build the new sanctuary at the Free Methodist Church. Helmer accepted Jesus into his heart in 1991 and became a faithful member of the Free Methodist Church, attending services, events and volunteering his time and talents on many occasions. As well as cooking, Helmer enjoyed sketching, wood working, bird watching and gardening. He had a good sense of humour and brought it to his many visits to residents in the nursing homes and hospitals. He liked to fish, can fruits, watch nature shows on television and go to bible studies. Helmer was a generous and kind man, the salt of the earth and touched the hearts of many people. “I’m so grateful that I know Helmer is in heaven with our Lord – no more pain or sorrow. I’m thankful our church family and friends loved and prayed Helmer into God’s kingdom in 1991. I am thankful that Helmer received loving and care at House Five at Tatagwa View for almost four years – greatly appreciated! God answered my prayers, Helmer’s eyes told me he knew me even if he could not speak at the end. He went peacefully. Pastor Jody was there with me to comfort and give me a ride home.” Helmer was predeceased by his parents, Joe and Nora Lovequist; brothers and sisters, Ken, Herb, Wilbert, Mable and Lois. Helmer is lovingly remembered by his wife of 60 years, Joan Lovequist of Weyburn; sisters, Clara Blackwood and Glady Cope both of Broadview; brothers, Lloyd Lovequist of Broadview and Floyd (Marie) Lovequist of Moose Jaw, as well as numerous nieces and nephews. A Funeral Service was held on Tuesday, August 16, at 2:00 p.m. from the Free Methodist Church, Weyburn, with Reverend Jay Mowchenko and Pastor Jody Pfeifer officiating. Interment followed at Hillcrest Cemetery, Weyburn. A visitation was held on Monday, August 15, from 7:00-9:00 pm at Fletcher Funeral Chapels, Weyburn. Pallbearers were: Les Sproule, Brian Hopfe, Norm Alexander, Ron Alexander, Bryan Cornish and Grant Alexander.
LOWES - Larry Lowes, late of Kelowna, BC, passed away suddenly on Wednesday, January 20, 1999 while vacationing in Mexico. He was 63. Larry was born in Weyburn on March 14, 1935. Predeceased by his parents Sam and Annie Lowes, his sisters Nettie, Roweena and Dorothy Fraser, he is survived by his children, Christine Bridge of Shawnigan Lake, BC and Gordon Lowes of Vancouver; sisters, Doris Thompson of Calgary, Doreen Pearce of Winnipeg, Betty Austin of Chilliwack, Audrey Falconer of Regina; brother, Bob of Moose Jaw. Funeral service was held Saturday, January 30 at 2:00 p.m. in the Unitarian Church, Kelowna.
LOWES - Robert Joseph Lowes passed away peacefully at home on Tuesday, November 24, 2009 in Moose Jaw. Bobby was born on July 31, 1923 in Weyburn. Bobby was predeceased by his parents, Annie May Lowes and Samuel Julius Lowes, as well as his sisters Nettie, Rowena, Dorothy, Doris, and his brother Larry. He is survived by his sisters Betty, Audrey and Doreen; his special friend and nephew Doug Conn; as well as numerous nieces and nephews. Many thanks to all Bobby's friends and extended family at Valley View Centre in Moose Jaw, where he lived for many years. The Funeral Service will be held on Wednesday, December 2 at 1:30 p.m. in the Valley View Centre Assembly Hall. Burial will take place at Hillcrest Cemetery in the Lowes Family plot, in Weyburn at a later date.
LUMB - Colleen Margaret (nee Little). On Sunday, April 13, 2008 Colleen Margaret Lumb, late of Weyburn, passed away at the age of 60 years. She was predeceased by her parents: Bob Sr. and Pearl Little. Colleen is survived by her husband, Stewart, her son: Doug (Judy) and children, Lyndon, Donavon and Nicholas, her daughter Andrea (Todd) Stepp and children, Tarrin and Cameron, father and mother-in-law, D.C. and Mary Lumb, brothers and sisters: Dave (Bonnie) Little, Joanne (Ed) Jeanson, Bob Jr. (Julie) Little and Terri (Bill) Jordan; nieces and nephews: Carla Little, Marcia (Jason) Kinash, Lisa (Jordan) Loustel and Lindsey Jordan, great nephews: Vance Jordan and Sonny Kinash along with many aunts, uncles and cousins. The Memorial Service for Colleen was held on Thursday, April 17, 2008 at 2:00 p.m. at Knox Presbyterian Church, Weyburn with Rev. John Ferrier Officiating. Family Place representatives were Honorary Pallbearers.
LUND - Helen Eileen (nee Naylor). On Thursday, September 19, 2007, Helen Eileen Lund passed away at Cranbrook, BC, at the age of 84 years. She was predeceased by her parents, Thomas and Cora Naylor; her husband, Harold Lund; brothers and sisters: Pearl Reid, Florence Allen, Irene Cook, May Barlow, George Naylor, Jack Naylor, Charles Naylor, Cora McDonald, Gladys Grantham and by one son, David Lund. Helen will be lovingly remembered by her children: Peter (Jean) Lund, Mary Lund, Marion (Dan) Sandeski, Irene Lund, Jane (Tom) Haverko and John Lund; her grandchildren: Stacey (KaraLee) Lund, Travis (Roxanne) Lund, Starla Lund, Wayne (Carol) Ebel, Teresa (Derek) Allan, Robert Lund, Janice (Kevin) Anderson, Amber (Chris) Tretiak, Carrie (Junior) Schmid, Adam (Heather) Sandeski, Tabitha Sandeski, Cory (Sarah) Johnston, Anthony Johnston, Amanda (Rick) Wilson, Candace (Darryl) Greenwood and Laura Haverko; 22 great grandchildren; as well as numerous nieces, nephews, relatives and friends. Helen Eileen Lune was born on March 25, 1923, at Antler, to Thomas and Cora Naylor. She attended Antler school then went to the Griffin and Innis area to finish her high school. She then took her Jr. Home Nursing course in 1940. On October 27, 1941, Helen married Harold Lund. They farmed on the Innis farm from 1941 to 1969, when they moved to Weyburn. Helen was a real partner to Harold on the farm, along with being a mother and caregiver to their children. She loved to read and learn. Keeping track of movie stars was a favorite pastime. Helen was a member of the Eastern Star. In 1999, she moved to Moose Jaw and then in 2005 to Cranbrook, BC. Helen was a humble and modest woman who was very supportive of her husband and his organizations. Her family was the most important part of her life, and they will all lovingly remember and sadly miss her. Funeral service was held Wednesday, September 26, at 2:00 p.m. from Fletcher Funeral Chapel, Weyburn, with Rev. John Ferrier officiating. Interment followed in Green Acres Memorial Gardens, Weyburn. The pallbearers were: Stacey Lund, Travis Lund, Wayne Ebel, Adam Sandeski, Corey Johnston, and Anthony Johnston.
LUND - Mary G. On April 17, 2008, Mary G. Lund of Regina, passed away suddenly at the age of 61. Mary was predeceased by her father, Harold Lund, mother, Helen Lund and brother, David Lund. Mary will lovingly be remembered by her son, Wayne (Karol) Ebel of Weyburn, granddaughter, Megan Ebel; grandson, Wyatt Ebel; daughter, Teresa (Derek) Allen of Regina; brother, Peter (Jean) Lund; sisters, Marion (Dan) Sandeski, Jane (Tom) Haverko and Irene Johnston; brother, John Lund; as well as numerous nieces, nephews, relatives and friends. Mary was born on March 8, 1947 at Midale, to Helen and Harold Lund of Griffin. Mary grew up on the family farm near Innes and attended school at Innes, and later in Griffin. Mary married Wilfred Ebel in January of 1964 in Estevan. They moved to Weyburn to start a family and their son Wayne was born later that year. In 1970 a daughter, named Teresa was born. Wilfred went to work for the City of Weyburn and Mary became a homemaker and babysat neighborhood children. As the children got older, Mary then worked outside the home for various businesses in Weyburn. Mary loved the outdoors, especially summer, loved to play with her pet dogs, Sam and later Harley, gardening, bird watching and on a clear night just looking at the stars. After a day of gardening, cutting grass or other tasks, she would sit with a cup of tea and crochet and watch TV, sometimes late into the night. Being an avid fan, Wayne and Teresa were able to sometimes stay up past bedtime if there was an Elvis Presley movie or concert on. She was always very concerned for others and would help those in need. She would not burden others with her problems, and when asked, she was always 'fine'. Mary moved to Moose Jaw in 1998 to be with her mother. While in Moose Jaw, Mary was suddenly affected by MS and had to reside at a care home, those close to her could see that she had lost the spark she once had and the loss of her independence weighed heavily on her. In 2002, Mary was very excited to hear the news that she was going to be a grandmother. Wayne and Karol had a daughter, Megan in 2002 and a son, Wyatt in 2005. Mary then moved to Regina to be close to her daughter, Teresa in 2007. She was always happy to have the kids come visit and would just sit and enjoy watching them. When the kids were acting up or being unruly, she would smile and say, 'It's your turn now
'. For some people more than others, life just doesn't seem fair, and Mary was one of those people. At a time in her life when she should have been able to enjoy the things she loved the most, her grandchildren, family and friends, she instead had her independence and eventually her life taken from her. Mary will always be remembered as a kind, compassionate and caring person who always helped others and expected nothing in return. She is loved more than she will ever know. The funeral service was held April 22, at Fletcher Funeral Chapel in Weyburn, with Reverend John Ferrier officiating. Active pallbearers were: Stacey Lund, Travis Lund, Robert Lund, Chris Ebel, Kevin Anderson and Ross Gallinger. Interment was at Green Acres Memorial Gardens. The family would like to thank Ryan, Myron and the staff at Fletcher Funeral Chapel, Rev. John Ferrier as well as Edwin from the Captain's Hall catering, the staff of the Knox Hall and Jim Hutt, caretaker for Green Acres Memorial Gardens for all the excellent work.
LUND - Palmer Sidney. On Wednesday, Dec. 27, 2000, Palmer Sidney Lund, late of Weyburn, passed away at the age of 73 years. Predeceased by his parents, Anton and Ellen Lund. Palmer is survived by his loving wife of 50 years, Betty Lund of Weyburn; his children: Paulette (Gerald) Howard of Minton, and their children: Kip (Julie) Howard, Corey (Tammy) Howard and their children: Darcy, Brenden and Kaitlyn; Joanne (Iven) Jorde of Black Diamond, AB, and their children: Kyle and Kristal; Maureen Mack of Strathmore, AB, and her children: Ashley, Melissa and Chad; Blaine Lund of Lake Alma; one sister, Alvina Forsberg of Regina; one brother, Vernon (Clara) Lund of Weyburn; as well as many nieces and nephews. Palmer was born December 8, 1927 to Anton and Ellen Lund. He grew up and farmed in the Lake Alma area until he retired in 1983, when he and Betty took up residence in Weyburn. Retirement for Palmer meant purchasing and maintaining Prairie Apartments. After bypass surgery in 1993, a stroke in October of 1996 and a series of strokes during his rehabilitation, Palmer became a resident of Souris Valley Extended Care Centre, where he resided until his passing. Funeral service was held Saturday, Dec. 30 at 11:00 a.m. from Weyburn Free Methodist Church, Weyburn, with Pastor Martin Olson officiating. Interment followed in Saron Cemetery, Lake Alma. Active pallbearers were: Marlynn Whitteron, Jim Brown, Ron Evans, Jim Caz, Howard Overbye and John Whitell.
LYNCH - Nicki (nee Hodgson), third child of Joe and Vi (Baker) Hodgson, was born and raised in the Cannington area. She received her schooling at Keverne, Wawota and Manor. On May 11, 1963, she married Dallas Lynch, eldest son of Earl and Nora (Appleton) Lynch. Both of their children were born in Carlyle, a stillborn daughter, Jaqueline in 1964 and a son, Corey in 1970. They moved to Weyburn in 1975. They lived in both Weyburn and McTaggart. Corey passed away in 1993. Dallas was diagnosed with cancer in March 2004 and passed away on March 7, 2004. Nicki was already battling cancer and in 2005 it reoccurred and it was untreatable. Nicki did not let this stop her from working at her several jobs until one month before her passing. Nicki spent her last days with family and friends at Manor and Kipling. On January 9, 2006 she passed away at the Kipling Health Centre with her family and a wonderful nursing staff by her side. Nicki had tremendous courage and an amazing will to live. She loved her work, roses, family, friends and laughter. She will be missed. Violet Elsie Nichol Lynch was predeceased by her parents, Joe and Vi Hodgson; her loving husband, Dallas Lynch; daughter, Jacqueline Lynch; son, Corey Lynch; two sisters, Cindy and Jacqueline Hodgson; niece, Jacqueline Hodgson and nephew, Robert Wiggins. Nicki will be lovingly missed by her brothers and sisters: Vaughn Hodgson; Danny (Betty-Ann) Hodgson and their children: Dana, Autumn, Jennifer, Savanah, Brittany and Kourtlin; Steven (Elaine) Hodgson and their children: Stephanie and Matthew; Gloria (Wolfgang) Heinzmann; Marsha (Lloyd) Rolufs and their children: Kimberley, Raymond and Tanya; Chris (Ken) Wiggins and their children: Raelen, Darrin and Terry, as well as numerous great nieces, great nephews, in-laws, relatives and friends. By request of the family, a private memorial service will be held at a later date with interment in Hillcrest Cemetery, Weyburn.