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- Barbara Theresa. On Thursday, January 21, 2010, Barbara Theresa Maas passed away peacefully at Weyburn Special Care Home at the age of 85 years. Predeceased by her parents, Joseph and Barbara Maas; four brothers: Antony (Pearl), Louis (Marg), John (Mary) and George and nephews, Christian, David and Daniel. She will be lovingly remembered by her sister, Lena (Howard) Giroux of Weyburn; two brothers, Pete (Rose) Maas of Weyburn and Joseph (Eva) Maas of Weyburn; one sister-in-law, Mary Maas of Weyburn; as well as many nieces, nephews, and great nieces and nephews. Barbara was born September 12, 1924 at Weyburn into a family of six brothers and one sister. She grew up in the Ceylon and Pangman area. Later, she was hired to work on a farm with her brothers and an aunt in the Cedoux district. She did many household tasks and was the greatest potato peeler. Her main duties were taking care of the chickens and the garden. The place to be on Fridays was at Auntie's for "potatoes and noodles", the family tradition. Many Sunday afternoons the farm was the gathering place, and Auntie Barb was out in the yard playing ball with all the kids. When Auntie passed on and Tony moved into Weyburn, Barbara moved into Pioneer Place which then became Crocus Villa. She then moved to Weyburn Special Care Home, which became her 'home' for many years. When she was first in the care home she was an active member in many activities where she spent many hours rolling balls and balls of yarn and listening to music. As the years went on, the nursing home staff and residents became her friends and that was the place she wanted to be. She was afraid she might miss a bingo game or a church service. Special thanks to the many staff, and the Salvation Army who visited her over the years, and her special friend, Joyce whom she often made mention of. Prayers were said Sunday, January 24, 2010 at 7:00 p.m. at St. Vincent de Paul Roman Catholic Church. The funeral mass was held Monday, January 25, 2010 from St. Vincent de Paul Roman Catholic Church, Weyburn with Father Gerry Bauche Celebrant. Interment followed in Green Acres Memorial Gardens, Weyburn.
- Louis John. On Saturday, April 17, 1999 Louis John Maas passed away peacefully at the age of 79 years. Predeceased by his parents, Joseph and Barbara (Mayer) Maas; Auntie Theresa Glass; three brothers: George, John and Tony Maas; nephew, Daniel Maas; two infant nephews; one great niece and a son-in-law, William John (Jack) Logel. Louis is survived by his wife Marjorie (Hyer) of Weyburn; daughter, Valerie (Gordon) Sinnett of Frankford, ON; son, Jimmie (Cathy) Maas of Regina; six step children, six grandchildren; his brothers and sisters: Lena (Howard) Giroux; Barbara Maas; Pete (Rose) Maas; and Joe (Eva) Maas, all of Weyburn; two sisters-in-law: Mary Maas of Stonewall, MB and Mary Maas of Weyburn; as well as numerous nieces, nephews great nieces and great nephews. Louis was born August 22, 1919 in Hungary, the second oldest son of Barbara and Joseph Maas. At the age of five, they immigrated to Canada and settled in the Ceylon and Pangman area. While attending school, Louis helped on the farm. In 1952 he moved to Lynn Lake, MB and started working in the mines. Later he was a cook in a logging camp. He returned to Weyburn in 1958 where he started work at Tournighy Dist. (John Deere). Although it was sold and became Watson Dist., Louis continued working there until 1981. He married Marjorie April 22, 1984 at Knoxville, Iowa, USA. Louis enjoyed gardening, his flowers and his grandchildren. Due to illness he sold the house on 2nd Avenue and Louis and Marjorie moved to Pioneer Place where he resided until his passing. Prayers were said Tuesday, April 20, at 7:00 p.m from Fletcher Funeral Chapel, Weyburn, with Father John Mock presiding. The funeral mass was held Wednesday, April 21, at 10:00 a.m. from St. Vincent de Paul Roman Catholic Church, Weyburn, with Father John Mock celebrant. Interment followed in Green Acres Memorial Gardens. All those in attendance were considered honorary pallbearers.
- Wilfred “Joie” Maas, late of Weyburn passed away December 2, 2010, from a 20 month battle with cancer at the age of 49 years. He was predeceased by his brother, Daniel Peter, and his grandparents: Wilfred and Elizabeth Baudria, and Joseph and Barbara Maas. Joie will be lovingly remembered by his wife, Sandra Maas, Weyburn, his children: Erica Maas, Weyburn, Matthew Maas; Weyburn, his parents, Rosemarie and Peter Maas, Weyburn, brother, Michael (Lana) Maas, Weyburn, and their son Dustin, mother and father-in-law: Elaine and Elmer Erixon, Weyburn, sister-in-law: Susan (Dale) Coad, Weyburn, brothers-in-law: Robert Erixon, and Ron Erixon both of Vernon, BC, as well as numerous nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles, cousins and friends. Joie lived north of Weyburn on a dairy farm until his teens, when the family moved into Weyburn. While he was finishing school, he worked for Stewart Stairmand Apprenticing. He spent the next 30+ years working at Hillview Sales and Service. Joie was a great dad; always keeping active coaching, as a trainer for hockey, soccer, baseball and many more activities. Camping and boating was a big part of spending time with his family and friends. He did a lot of volunteer over the years for the Redwings, Goldenwings, Devils and he was also a volunteer fireman. A celebration of life for Wilfred was held on Monday, December 6 at 2:00 p.m. at the McKenna Hall, Weyburn. Interment will take place at a later date.
- Mabel Olive (nee Hughes) MacDonald passed away quietly March 29, 2002 in the Weyburn Special Care Home at the age of 92. Mabel was born in Stayner, ON on September 14, 1909 and moved with her family to the Weyburn area in 1914. Upon graduating Mabel went to work in the butcher shop until she met and married Norman MacDonald in March of 1935. Norman and Mabel farmed north of Weyburn a few years then bought a farm north of Colgate, and they bought and ran the cafe in Colgate. Predeceased by her husband Norman MacDonald, parents Joseph and Ida Hughes, brother Roy Hughes and sister Verdella Herring. Mabel is survived by her son Ron (Barbara) of Princeton, BC; grandchildren Katrina MacDonald of Edmonton, AB; Karen (David) Brewer of Princeton, BC; Patricia (Cal) Stephens of Slave Lake, AB; and Wayne (Rosie) of La Ronge; and five great grandchildren as well as several nieces and nephews. Funeral service was held Thursday, April 4 at Knox Presbyterian Church, Weyburn with Rev. John Ferrier officiating. Interment followed at Hillcrest Cemetery, Weyburn.
- Frank. Surrounded by his family, Frank MacInnis passed away on July 20, 2004 at the age of 81 years in Weyburn. Predeceased by his wife Josephine (Jo); his son Ken, his parents Frank and Mary; twin brother Joseph; three sisters Anita MacInnis, Frances Ziffle and Rita Laing. Frank is survived by his children, Ralph Gray, Vancouver, BC; Joan (Walter) Hodgen, Mainprize Park, and children Sheri (Graham) Kortgaard, Kelly (Maria) Hodgen, and grandchildren Thelma, Jordan and Julie; Susan Wagner (Garry Todd), High River, AB, and children Trevor, Jody, Neil (Alicia) and granddaughter Jayden; Mike (Jeannette) MacInnis, Weyburn, and children Lynsey (Josh Kradovill), Leann (Mike Boehm) and granddaughter Mercedes; Murray (Rachelle) MacInnis, Calgary, AB and children Robert, Casey and Claire; Patricia MacInnis (Jason Slobodian), Regina, and child Eli; and numerous nieces, nephews, cousins and friends. Born in Weyburn on July 16, 1923, Frank spent his childhood in both Weyburn and Regina. He permanently resettled in Weyburn in 1958 with his wife and large family and worked at Laing's Beverages, Dominion Fruit and for 19 years at Canada Wire (now Nexans Canada). He was a member of the Royal Canadian Legion and belonged to their dart league for several decades. His interests included reading, current affairs, gardening and playing cards; he was also a resourceful handyman and enjoyed home renovating. Frank was a devoted fan of the Saskatchewan Roughriders, Toronto Blue Jays, Edmonton Oilers, curling and the Olympics. He enjoyed driving to visit his children, grandchildren and numerous relatives in Western Canada and fondly recalled his visits to his homeland, Prince Edward Island, the birthplace of his father. Frank was a devoted Catholic, a member of the Knights of Columbus and served his parish as a Minister of Hospitality for 45 years. A funeral mass was held on July 23 at St. Vincent de Paul Roman Catholic Church with Father Albert Schmitz officiating, followed by interment at Hillcrest Cemetery. The family would like to express their gratitude to Fr. Schmitz for his sensitivity and prayers; Drs. Roy and Allan Fong for their compassionate care; Weyburn General Hospital ICU nurses, Tina and Grace, for their gentle kindness; Weyburn Ambulance for their excellent service; Sun Country Home Care for their exceptional support; and the staff and friends at Weyburn Special Care Home's Day Respite for welcoming Frank into their circle of friendship.
- Josephine 'Jo' Marie (nee Liddy) passed away peacefully at the Weyburn General Hospital on July 21, 2002. Jo was predeceased by her parents, Frank and Virginia Liddy; two sons: Ken and infant son, Joseph; and two sisters: Mary Jobe (Kelowna, BC) and Kathleen Hill (Mission, BC). Jo will be lovingly remembered by her husband Frank MacInnis of Weyburn; her children: Ralph Gray of Vancouver, BC; Joan (Walter) Hodgen of Midale; Susan Wagner of High River, AB; Mike (Jeannette) MacInnis of Weyburn; Murray (Rachelle) MacInnis of Calgary, AB; and Pat (Jason) MacInnis of Regina; ten grandchildren: Kelly (Maria) Hodgen of Ft. McMurray, AB; Sheri (Graham) Kortgaard of Calgary, AB; Trevor, Jody and Neil Wagner of High River, AB; Leann and Lynsey MacInnis of Weyburn; Robert and Casey MacInnis of Calgary, AB; Claire Wallace of Calgary, AB; and three great grandchildren: Thelma, Jordan and Julie Salvador of Ft. McMurray, AB; and one sister, Angella (George) Paterson of Cranbrook, BC. Jo was born November 22, 1924 in St. Isidore de Bellevue, a French farming community in northern Saskatchewan. All her life, Jo shared vivid memories of growing up with three older sisters; they formed life long bonds of friendships. Jo's family left the Bellevue area in 1936 and moved to Meathpark. In 1939, the family resettled for the last time in Hudson Bay. In their travels the Liddy family made friendships that lasted a lifetime. Jo lived in Yorkton, Vancouver, BC, Carrot River, Edmonton, AB, and Hudson Bay before settling in Weyburn with her husband, Frank, in 1952. The glue that held their marriage together for 49 years was faith and family. They also shared a love of reading, traveling, gardening, healthy eating, darts, card games, the Roughriders, the Oilers and the Blue Jays. Jo expressed infinite love and kindness for her children and grandchildren as they grew from infancy to adulthood. She was their number one fan as they pursued their numerous passions. Jo's other interests included knitting, scrapbooking, embroidery, candlemaking, music and dancing. She was also a very talented cook. With great sadness, her friends and family will miss her smile, her gentle grace, her wise counsel and her words of encouragement. Family members would like to express their thanks to Dr. Katie Fong, Dr. Howard Hop-kins, Dr. Ross Shiels, and the staff at the Weyburn General Hospital and the Regina Gen-eral Hospital. Prayers were held Tuesday, July 23 at 7 p.m. at St. Vincent de Paul Roman Catholic Church, Weyburn. The funeral mass was held Wednesday, July 24 at 10 a.m. at St. Vincent de Paul Roman Catholic Church 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: Mike MacInnis, Murray Mac-Innis, Neil Wagner, Trevor Wagner, Jason Slobodian and Walter Hodgen.
- Beverley Anne (nee McWhinney) Mack, age 52, passed away Tuesday, February 11, 2003 with her family and friends by her side. Predeceased by her parents William and Adeline McWhinney and son Trent Allan Mack; Beverley is survived by her loving husband Michael of 35 years; daughter Lori (Mel) Miller of Regina; son Michael (Angie) Mack of Regina; grandchildren: Adrian and Alicia Miller of Regina; siblings: Elodie Kutarna and Leon Barabash; and numerous family and very good friends. Beverley was born in Kamsack on May 27, 1950 on a farm. She was raised and lived most of her life in Weyburn. She married Michael Mack on February 12, 1968 in Weyburn, and a few years later started a family of her own. Beverley loved animals with a passion, and had hoped one day on becoming a veterinarian. But family came first and she concentrated on them. For the last 11 years of her life she and her husband resided in Regina to be closer to their family. In the last couple years of her life, she found a zest for life and became involved in her community. She will be dearly missed by her family and friends. Thank you to the nurses and doctors at the I.C.U. in the Regina General Hospital for the care they gave to her. Funeral service was held Monday, February 17 at 2:00 p.m. The site was Weyburn Hillcrest Memorial. Pastor Brian Larratt officiated the service. A luncheon and tea followed at the Odd Fellows Hall immediately after the service.
- Edna Josephine (nee McQuary), born on April 5, 1914, in Marceline, Missouri, died at Tatagwa View Long Term Care Facility, Weyburn, September 28, 2006. She was the third of nine children; her siblings, Olive Brideau, Al McQuary, Ernie McQuary, Beth Ellis and Ruth Batute predeceased her. Her husband, Marty Mack died in 1996. She was also predeceased by an infant daughter, Lois, and an infant grandson, John Thomas Kittelson, and son-in-law, Ken Culbertson. She leaves many family members and friends to remember her: her brothers: Rollie McQuary and wife Pearl; Delbert McQuary and his wife Iona; Erle McQuary and his wife Joan; many nieces and nephews and their respective families, many of whom live in BC; daughter, Shirlee Culbertson of Weyburn and her children: Brian (wife June), son Jeffrey of Edmonton, AB; Diane, son Michael of Weyburn; Allan (wife Susan), daughter Erika of Weyburn; Tommy (wife Dora) and children: Nancy, Kenny, Tiffany of Halbrite; Jodi (husband Richard Mitchell) and children Jamie and Shane of Weyburn. Her eldest son, Ron Kittelson, his wife Yvonne Paulhus-Kittelson of Weyburn, Ron's children: Susan and her husband Marlin Maas their children Christopher and Meaghan of Weyburn; Brenda (Brad Ashworth) and their children Jennifer (Mike Szczecinski), Sydney, Dawson and Karter Ashworth and great grandchild Vladamir Szczecinski of Weyburn, and Gail (Clayton Blair) of Calgary, AB. Son, Larry Kittelson and his wife Dorothy of Saskatoon their children: Karen (husband Brian Dunham) their children Megan and Craig of North Weyburn; Tannis (her husband Travis Martfeld) and her sons Dallen and Andrew Kittelson of Saskatoon; and son Rick of Saskatoon. Son Dennis Kittelson and his wife Irma of Saskatoon. Son Marv Kittelson and his partner Connie of Weyburn; his children Margo and her husband Randy Carr and their children Jake and Gabe of Winnipeg, and his son Murray and his wife Brandi of Melville. Edna was laid to rest with her husband Marty in the Columbarium at Hillcrest Cemetery in Weyburn on Tuesday, October 3.
- Arthur John Mackey, age 84 years passed away quietly on the morning of Sunday, October 24, 2004 with his wife of 61 years, Florence and his daughter Gail at his side. Art was predeceased by his parents Gertrude and Roy Mackey, sister Evelyn Devitt and two brothers Vern and Harold. Art is survived by his wife Florence, two daughters; Gail (Bill) Macula of Weyburn and Lynda (Barrie) Wagner of Prince George, BC; four grandchildren; Corrie (Kevin) Schultz, Scott (Cheryl) Wood, Bart Wagner, and Shannon (Norm) Price; and eight great grandchildren: Sydney, Nolan and Spencer Shultz; Coleman and Tanner Wood; and Bradley, Levi and Josh Price. One brother Charlie (Shirley) of Invermere, BC, and two sisters, Geraldine Longman of Calgary, AB, and Edith Murray of Weyburn, as well as several nieces and nephews. Art was born October 15, 1920 and along with his six brothers and sisters were raised on a farm near Colgate where he lived until he married Florence on December 12, 1942. While residing in Colgate, Art farmed and drove school bus. In 1965 he moved to Weyburn where he continued to drive school bus for the municipality and for a short time delivered mail to rural areas. Art spent a full life playing ball and hockey as a young man, then reading, gardening, playing cards and golf, and "coffeeing" with friends later in life. A Memorial Service was held Wednesday, October 27, 2004 at 2:00 p.m., from Grace United Church, Weyburn, with Gary W. Goran officiating and granddaughter Shannon saying words of remembrance. Interment with family was at Green Acres Memorial Gardens, Weyburn. All those who shared in Art's life were considered Honorary Pallbearers.
- Grace (nee Irwin) [December 31, 1910 - October 8, 2009] of Regina passed away suddenly on October 8, 2009. Proud of her independence, Grace lived in her own apartment until her death in her 99th year, and on the day before she died she enjoyed an afternoon of fun with her brother and sisters. Grace was predeceased by her parents Thomas and Myrtle Irwin, her husband Royden (who died in 1977), her brothers George, Garnet and Glenn, and her sister Edna. She is survived by her son Harold and his wife Jean; her grandchildren Donnie (Kayla) and Carol (Dean Horner); her great grandchildren, Makenzie MacKay, Anna Horner, Lindsey MacKay, Simon Horner, Parker MacKay and David Horner; her brother Don Irwin (Alice) and her sisters Gladys Lundeen and Elsie Ford. Grace was born near Ridgetown, ON and moved as a toddler to the Odessa/Sintaluta area of Saskatchewan where she grew up on the farm with her seven brothers and sisters. After teacher training at Normal School in Regina, she taught at schools in rural Saskatchewan during the dirty thirties and was one of the first members of the Saskatchewan Teachers' Federation. A few years after marrying her husband Royden, a fellow teacher, Grace moved to Weyburn where she and Royden taught school for many years, retiring in 1971 to the Regina apartment in which she lived until her death. Grace, "Nanny" as we all called her, was small but mighty, a force in bowling, curling and golf and (to hear her tell it) as a five-foot-tall basketball "Jumping Centre". She was also a person of strong informed opinions, a killer card player, a prize winning cook, the life of many parties and, in her later years, a dedicated fan (and occasional critic) of the Blue Jays and the Roughriders. She will be greatly missed by her family and friends, including in particular her fellow residents at Martin Luther Manor who were her buddies for the last two decades. At Grace's request there was no funeral, but rather a private family interment service at Weyburn. The family thanks the doctors, nurses and others in the Emergency Room and Cardiac Care Unit at Regina General Hospital for their competent and caring attention to Nanny.
- Luella (nee Gould) MacKinnon, late of Weyburn, passed away August 22, 2002 at the age of 84 years. She is sadly missed by family and friends. Predeceased by her parents: William and Jennie Gould; her loving husband David MacKinnon; two daughters: Melva in infancy, Karen Bernard; three sisters: Edith in infancy, Dora (Tom) McIntosh, Ruth (Mark) Noble; five brothers: William in infancy, George, Everett, Earl and Phil Gould. Luella is survived by one son: Earl (Betty) of Calgary, AB; three daughters: Leila (Roy) MacKenzie of Airdrie, AB; Merle (late Bob) Daer of Weyburn; Darla (Larry) Gerbrandt of Saskatoon; one son-in-law Stewart Bernard of Indian Head; 12 grandchildren; eight great grandchildren; five sisters-in-law, and several nieces and nephews. Luella was born July 31, 1918 at Heward. One of nine children born to William and Jennie Gould. She was raised on a farm and received her education in the Heward community. She learned responsibility at an early age when her mother passed away - she became homemaker and care giver for her father and siblings. Luella and David married December 25, 1939, lived in the Heward and Stoughton districts and raised a family of five. In 1972 they retired from farming and moved to Weyburn. Retirement in the city meant luxuries such as running water, flush toilet, thermostatically controlled temperature and easy access to stores. Luella found great pride in being a homemaker. Life in the city enabled her to experience working, where she gained employment in the dietary department at Weyburn General Hospital. Luella enjoyed playing the organ, church involvement, reading, creating poetry from the heart, as well as knitting and quilting. Crocheting was her favorite past-time resulting in an afghan for each of her children and grandchildren. Family gatherings were important to Luella. David and Luella celebrated their 25th anniversary with family and a trip to Niagara Falls, ON. Their 50th anniversary was a milestone also spent with family and friends. Luella's involvement with her church was that of great devotion. She spent many years as organist, president of Ladies Willing Workers Band, sec-treasurer of Women's Minis-tries and was custodian of a local church until health problems developed two years ago. She was committed to Women's League in Weyburn and was organist for Outreach Ministries in Souris Valley Extended Care facility and nursing homes. A funeral service was held for Luella on Monday, August 26 with Pastor Dennis Hall officiating. Interment followed at Heward Cemetery. The active pallbearers were Kevin MacKenzie, Nolan Bennett, Darren Bernard, Chris MacKinnon, Darcy MacKinnon, Trenton Gerbrandt. Honorary pallbearers were Kevin MacKinnon, Kelly MacKinnon, Colleen Schiffner, Trevor Bernard, Jason Bennett, Liana Scott.
- Beatrice Marie (nee O'Brien) born to Jim and Allie O'Brien of Instow, Sask. September 17, 1916, died Sunday, January 27, 2008. Mrs. MacLean was predeceased by her parents, Jim and Alie O'Brien; brother, Clarence O'Brien; sisters, Kay Myren of Swift Current and Gladys Orr of Weyburn; husband, R.W. "Mac" MacLean in 1975. She is survived by son, Roland J. MacLean of Kelowna, B.C.; granddaughter, Alison James of Calgary, AB; grandson, Blair MacLean of West Vancouver, BC; two great granddaughters of Calgary, two great granddaughters of West Vancouver, B.C., one great grandson of West Vancouver, and nephew Lee Orr of Weyburn. The MacLeans lived in Colfax from 1942 - 1945 when they moved to Weyburn. Beatrice worked for the Leader Store for 25 years and for Weirs Jewelry Store until her retirement at age 75. She resided at Hilltop Manor from 2001 until her passing.
- Roland 'Mac' MacLean January 15 1932-April 2 2010 It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of our father, grandfather and soul mate, Roland 'Mac' MacLean. After being diagnosed with ALS, almost three years ago, Mac succumbed to the disease on Friday, April 2, 2010, at 78 years young. Born in the sporting town of Shaunavon, he was the only child born to Roland and Hannah MacLean. Sadly his mother passed away just before his fourth birthday and he would spend the next few years with his father, aunt and cousins. Roland moved to Weyburn at age 12 and fit in well given his gift and passion for hockey. In 1948 his team won the Saskatchewan Midget Championships and his NHL Hockey future looked good before a serious on-ice accident ended his career. After completing high school in 1950 he started his 'working life' in the Alberta Oil Patch. Looking for more stability, in 1954 he joined the Beaver Lumber Company and would spend the next 16 years in various positions and locations (Prince Albert, Regina, Calgary). Throughout his travels he remained committed to his roots, always staying in touch with family and friends in Weyburn. In 1971 he relocated to Prince George, where he would spend the next 20 years owning and managing first, an IRLY (IRLY Bird) building supply store and then a Tim-Br-Mart. He loved more than anything running these businesses and took tremendous pride in all that he accomplished. His customers, employees and suppliers all meant a great deal to him and the lifestyle and success that he enjoyed was nothing short of remarkable. In the mid '80s, Mac reacquainted himself with golf and at the same time began participating in the "World of Square Dancing", thus starting his annual winter RV migrations to Mesa, Arizona. Mac's greatest pleasure came from friends and family, golfing (when his game was going well), square dancing, and traveling extensively throughout Canada and the United States. Mac had a wonderful life and he often discussed this over his final months and years. He touched many people during his time on this earth and was fortunate enough to be touched by many as well. He was one of those rare individuals to have gone through life enjoying almost perfect health until his diagnosis, and hit the ground running each morning until he was physically prevented from doing so (it was certainly not from lack of wanting). He had no regrets and expects nor wants any sympathy. That being said, he despised the disease that took his life, but maintained his dignity and spirit right up until the end. He leaves a son, Blair (Barbara), his daughter Alison (Stephen), five beautiful grandchildren, Sarah (17), Courtney (14), Erika (13), Janna (11) and Colin (5). He also leaves his soul mate Gail, who provided him with unconditional love and support all the way through his final journey.
- Dallas Wayne, left this earth to be with our Heavenly Father on February 27, 2010 at the age of 34 years. He leaves to mourn and forever remember his love, honesty, compassion, humor, trust, wonderful laugh, incredible story-telling ability, brilliant smile and bright blue eyes; his adored and cherished 'look-alike' son, Brennan Jay MacNaughton, parents and brother, Allan and Darlene, Weyburn and Tyler Jay (Crista MacDonald), Grande Prairie, AB, and much loved mother of Brennan, Jennifer Heintz. Grieving family includes Grandmother, Frances MacNaughton, Weyburn; Uncle Lawrie MacNaughton (Jane), and Julie MacNaughton, Port Alberni, BC; Uncle Dale MacNaughton (Connie), White Bear Lake, Shea MacNaughton (Billy Duncan), and Kaitland Duncan, and Blair MacNaughton all of Calgary, AB; Aunt Shirley Zerr (Brian), Theresa Zerr (Jason Rainville), Shannon Zerr (Luke Antonini), all of Regina, and Michelle Zerr, High Wycombe, England; Aunt Marleen MacNaughton, Weyburn, Darren Corbett (Lisa), and Trey, Regina, Kara Corbett (Brian LaRocque) and Hayden, Weyburn, Kyla Corbett (Darcy Tonn), Andralynn Corbett and Ocean Tonn, Griffin; Aunt Dianne Arndt (Ray), Weyburn, Ryan Borys (Harmony), Landon and Scott, Elkford, BC, Coreen Ward (Darcy), Jenna, Brodie and Lawren Ward, Weyburn, Rory Borys (Stacey), Brooklynn, Ryder and Ty, Elkford, BC; Uncle Lyle Borys, Weyburn, Brett Borys (Juana), Melayne, Schenley, Dakota, Maren and Adair, Weyburn, Donna Loucks (Wes), Riley, Rody and Kyler, Medicine Hat, Ward Borys, Weyburn; Uncle Ron Borys (Carol), Weyburn, Shelley Beals, Los Angeles, CA, Sherry Borys, and Joshua Borys-Scott, Weyburn, Mark Borys (Judy Griffiths), and Marty Borys (Erin O'Brien) of Calgary; Uncle Garry Borys (Phyllis), Weyburn, Lora Johnson (Cory), Justin and Kyira, Regina, Lisa Robertson (Ken), Jaxon, Jordyne, Weyburn, Lana Bakken (Lee), Jayden, Brennah and Grady, High River; Uncle Daryl Borys (Joan), Chad Borys (Carla McCrie), Sean Borys, Ian, Zackery, Keely and Emma Borys, Tanya Tessier (Richard), Christopher and Colby, Miranda Michell (Zach), Geneva and Anna all of Regina; Uncle Blaine Borys (Lori), Jamie Bower (John), Ryan, (twins) Ries and Aleks Bower, Lethbridge, Adele Borys (Tate Clarkson), Jaida, Lindi and Sawyer Clarkson, Jodi Borys (Brad Trischuk), and Blaine Trischuk, Elkford, BC; Uncle Blair Borys (Wendy) and Breanna of Calgary; special family members, Devin and Leah Kot, Weyburn and Darrald and Jenni Chinski, Kaden and Maddie, Okotoks, AB and so many wonderful and special friends, great uncles and aunts, third and fourth cousins too numerous to name but so important to him. Dallas was predeceased by paternal grandfather, Dougall MacNaughton, maternal grandparents, Paul and Mary Borys, Uncle Larry Borys, Aunt Valerie Borys, and infant cousin, Joel Borys. Dallas was born in Weyburn on September 29, 1975 at the Weyburn Union Hospital. He was an adorable baby who soon grew into a most inquisitive little boy, anxiously learning to be a mini-chef, and housekeeper. Helping his daddy with yard work, flying kites and racing radio-controlled cars on the street spawned a lifelong passion for fast bikes, cars and snowmobiles. Upon graduating from Weyburn Comprehensive School, he headed off to Calgary. After much hard as a lead hand with Endurance Technologies, a material handler for Prudential Steel and casual farm laborer, Dallas decided to go back to school. He returned to Saskatchewan to attend SIAST in Moose Jaw. Dallas worked for EBA Engineering in Calgary, and GE Ground Engineering in Regina the following year. Dallas earned his Diploma of Environmental Engineering Technology in 2002. It was now time to find work in his chosen profession, so once again, he found himself back on the road to Calgary. There he landed a position with KBL, offering everything he was looking for, except he would be returning to work out of Weyburn. He was so proud to become a member of the Weyburn Youngfellows Club. In a few short months he met and fell in love with Jen. In 2006 he and several co-workers at KBL purchased the Saskatchewan assets, and founded Odyssey Environmental Ltd. After a few years of hard work, vacationing, and purchasing a home, the pride of their lives was born. Dallas loved every aspect of being a father. His 'spitting-image' son, Brennan Jay, could make his bold, blonde, blue-eyed daddy turn into a babbling softie. In May of 2009, Dallas, Jen and Brennan transferred to Swift Current. Prayers were held on Friday, March 5 at 8:00 pm at St. Vincent de Paul Roman Catholic Church. Funeral Mass was held Saturday, March 6 at 11:00 am at St. Vincent de Paul Roman Catholic Church, with Fr. Gerry Bauche, and Rev. John Ferrier officiating. Active pallbearers were Blair MacNaughton, Marty Borys, Darrald Chinski, Travis Hemsworth, Jeremie Webster and Ryan Swanson.
- Howard Archibald Mactaggart of Weyburn, passed away December 17, 2000 at the age of 82 years. He was born on June 23, 1918 at McTaggart, SK to Archibald and Orpha Mactaggart. He attended West Weyburn and Wheat Centre Schools. He married Edna Buckingham on March 4, 1942 in which they lived and he worked on the family farm east of McTaggart until his retirement in 1978. He was also a lineman for McTaggart Telephone Company. Howard enjoyed fishing, hockey, baseball, genealogy, bird watching, cards and fixing things. He enjoyed traveling, gardening and curling. He was a municipal councillor, on the school board, telephone company, agricultural society, regional park board, Weyburn Co-op board, scout leader and the library board. He was also on the church board and was an active member of the Grace United Church, Weyburn. He was well known and respected in the community. Howard was proud to have been recognized as a descendent of the United Empire Loyalist. He was predeceased by his parents: Archibald and Orpha Mactaggart; two brothers in infancy: Murray and Howard's twin brother, Harold Mactaggart. Howard is survived by his wife: Edna Mactaggart of Weyburn; his children: Joyce (Merlin) Kellington of Regina, Barry (Bonnie) Mctaggart of Weyburn, Shirley (Paul) Gregorash of Prince Rupert, BC, Ross (Colette) Mactaggart of Calgary, two brothers: Garnet (Grace) Mactaggart of Regina, Don (Marjory) Mactaggart of North Vancouver, BC; grandchildren: Cheri (Kevan McBeth) Kellington, Heather (Shawn) Kellington-Weimer, Shelley (Shane) Dammann, Christopher Mactaggart, Kevin Gregorash, Paula Gregorash, Eleni Mactaggart and Danica Mactaggart; as well as several nieces and nephews. Funeral service was held on Wednesday, December 20 at 2:00 p.m. from the Knox Presbyterian Church, Weyburn, with Rev. John Ferrier officiating. Interment followed at Green Acres Memorial Gardens, Weyburn. The active pallbearers were Don Pulfer, Dave Pulfer, Jim Watts, Roger Clay, Bob Linnell, and Bill Pulfer.
- Gail Marilyn (nee Mackey) Wood Macula, late of Weyburn passed away quietly with family members at her side December 26, 2010, at the age of 65 years. Gail was predeceased by her father Arthur J. Mackey. Gail will be lovingly remembered by her husband William Macula, Weyburn, her mother Florence Mackey, Weyburn, her daughter Corrie (Kevin) Schultz, Weyburn, grandchildren Sydney, Nolan and Spencer, her son Scott (Cheryl) Wood, Millet, AB, grandchildren Coleman and Tanner, sister Lynda (Barrie) Wagner, Prince George, BC, sister-in-law Alice (Gerry) Fountain, Archerwill, nephew Bart Wagner and niece Shannon Wagner, aunts, Lila Dinsmore and Edith Murray both of Weyburn, uncles, Gordon (Dorothy) Ward of Weyburn, and Charlie (Shirley) Mackey of Invermere, BC. Gail was raised and recieved her education in Colgate. She married Inglis Wood in 1964 and they had two children, Corrie and Scott. In 1986 she married Bill Macula and since then they have lived in Weyburn. Gail was employed throughout her life as a receptionist, clerk, and a nurse’s aid. Gail enjoyed many hobbies such as sewing, music, reading, art and hairdressing as well as spending time with her grandchildren and the rest of her family. She liked to help others and was good at changing and organizing. A service of remembrance for Gail was held on Friday, December 31 at 2:00 p.m. from RD Family Funeral Chapel, Weyburn with Rev. M. Barnabas, officiating. Interment followed at Green Acres Memorial Gardens, Weyburn.
- Emma Cecilia (nee Morin) Mainil passed away on Tuesday, March 7, 2001 at the age of 96 years. Predeceased by her husband, Hector Mainil; grandchild Terry Mainil; sister Marie Brown; brother, Rev. Father Richard Morin; parents William and Anne Morin; half brother, Eldon Morin. Emma is survived by her three children: Arthur (Maureen) Mainil and their family: Kara (Colin) Cubbon, Tricia Mainil and Stephanie Mainil; Jerry (Orlanda) Mainil and their family: Dennis (Cindy) Mainil and children: Colby, Dalton, Branden, Dustin and Tabitha; Dale (Deana) Mainil and children: Davin, Ambria, Joshua and Sabrina; Danette (Calvin) Tracey and children: Calli, Justin and Derek; Joanne (Doug) Maurer and children: Jeremy, Brittni and Zachary; Michael (Cynthia) Mainil and children: Decker, Logan and Rylie; Pamela (Darren) Haupstein and child, Nivay; Valerie (Ed) Dauphinais and their family: David (Barb) Dauphinais and children: Tyson, Taylor and Tanner; Collette (Trevor) Himmelsbach and children: Brett, Jordan and Kassandre; half brother, Raymond Morin; special friend and caregiver, Geri Nelson; sisters-in-law: Jean Mainil (Jules), Barbara Mainil (Albert); many nieces, nephews and cousins. Emma was born in Benson, Minnesota, USA. After the death of her mother, she migrated to Canada with her father (William Morin), and sister Marie. They homesteaded near Benson, SK. Emma and her sister Marie attended the Forget Convent the year after the Convent was built, where they spend their childhood. She went on to have a banking and stenographer career before marrying Hector Emile Mainil on November 29, 1932. They started farming after marriage in the Benson area, finally moving to the original Mainil farm. Three children, Arthur, Jerry and Valerie were born through those years. Hector purchased the grocery store in Yellow Grass and remained there until 1946. The family moved to Weyburn, where Hector and Emma resided. The loss of Hector in 1976 left a void in her life. However, her life continued to centre around her home, her children and the church. With great joy, Maureen, Orlanda and Ed were welcomed into the family. From then on each addition to the family created great excitement and she was blessed with a total family of 53 (12 grandchildren and 25 great grandchildren). During this time in Weyburn, Emma was active in the Royal Purple, Catholic Women's League, Saint Mary's Altar Society. Another love was for the game of bingo, Sunday card playing parties, dancing and music. In 1995, after suffering a massive stroke, Emma resided at the SVECC until her passing. Here she was fortunate to experience an exceptional friendship with her caregiver, Geri Nelson, which gave the opportunity for the rest of the family to know and treasure a very special person. Her family is most appreciative of the kindness shown to her while a resident at SVECC. She adored all of the staff they were part of her family. The family received many memorable experiences at SVECC. One being the five annual Christmas pageants performed by her great grandchildren for all the residents and staff. Another was several celebrations at the Therapeutic Park, where Emma (Nan) enjoyed watching the great grandchildren play. Prayers were held Friday, March 9 at 8:00 p.m. and the Celebration of her life, the funeral mass, was held at 11:00 a.m., March 10 from St. Vincent de Paul Roman Catholic Church, with Rev. Father Francis Hengen the Celebrant. The eulogy was composed by the family and read by Arthur Mainil, Dennis Mainil and Danette Tracey. The readings were given by David Dauphinais and Michael Mainil. Interment followed in Green Acres Memorial Gardens, Weyburn. The active pallbearers were her grandchildren: Kara Cubbon, Tricia Mainil, Stephanie Mainil, Dennis Mainil, Dale Mainil, Danette Tracey, Joanne Maurer, Michael Mainil, Pamela Haupstein, David Dauphinais and Collette Himmelsbach.
- Jacob 'Jake'. On Sunday, November 18, 2001, Jacob 'Jake' Makelki, late of Weyburn, passed away at the Regina General Hospital, at the age of 72 years. Predeceased by his parents, Marcus and Rose Makelki; three brothers: Frank, John and Mike Makelki and two sisters: Rose and Anne. Jake is survived by his wife, Lena Makelki of Weyburn; his step-children: Gerald (Myriam) Knoll of Strathmore, AB and Audrey (Maurice) Clark of Weyburn; five step-grandchildren; two sisters: Tillie McKelkie of Weyburn and Kay (Henry) Wilgenbusch of Weyburn; as well as numerous nieces and nephews. Jake was born March 30, 1929 at Tribune. He was the youngest of eight children, with three older brothers and four older sisters. Jake farmed the family farm near Halbrite, where he lived until 1983 when he moved to Weyburn. He continued to farm from Weyburn until retirement. On April 16, 1988, Jake married Lena Knoll in Weyburn. He was a very caring and generous man. He took care of his parents and his brother John until their passing. He was always willing to help others with their work around their farms. He rarely missed church, and was a member of the Knights of Columbus since the age of 18. Jake was very good with animals and especially patient with horses. He loved music, and played the guitar at family gatherings. He enjoyed socializing and never sat out a dance. After he moved to town, he enjoyed gardening, playing cards and visiting. Prayers were said Wednesday, November 21 at 7:00 p.m. from St. Vincent de Paul Roman Catholic Church with Mary Ann Seitz presiding. The funeral mass was held Thursday, November 22 at 11:00 a.m. from St. Vincent de Paul Roman Catholic Church 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: Andy Makelki, John Wilgenbusch, Don Struble, Arnold Leas, Donald Eberle and Harvey Weichel.
- Frances John 'Frank' Malley, born September 3, 1910 at Winnipeg, MB passed away peacefully on December 25, 2002. Frank moved to the Yellow Grass District with his parents, Frank and Ella at the age of one, where he grew up and was educated. His parents farmed in the area, as did Frank and in his younger years. Frank married Gertrude (Gertie) Taylor, daughter of Anson and Ethel Taylor of the Waverly District in 1932. Frank and Gertie moved to Weyburn in 1941 where Frank worked delivering coal and then driving a bulk fuel truck for Texaco and White Rose; then front service attendant for Dreis Motors, later Elmer's Service. In 1958 Frank and Gertie went into the restaurant business, in which they served the Weyburn community for 15 years. They operated the Midway BA restaurant on Hwy. 39 S.E., the Esso Big M at the junction of Hwys. 39 & 13 N.W., the 385 Restaurant on Government Road S. and finally Malley's Gold Tone in the Holder Block. After a year of 'retirement' Frank and Gertie moved to Yellow Grass where they opened and operated the Wheatland Coffee Shop for a year until it was well established. They then moved back to Weyburn where Frank became manager of Elmer's Service Gas Bar until he retired at the age of 75 in 1985. Frank was a gentleman, always well liked and respected as a community and public service man, his cheerful manner and quick wit while in the restaurant and gas bar business always evident. Frank is survived by his loving wife of 70 years, Gertie; two daughters: Darlene (Wayne) Holdstock of Weyburn and their children: Roger (Joanne) Holdstock, Marla and Ryan of Weyburn; Brad (Joyce) Holdstock of Okotoks, AB; Brynn and Robyn, and Marian (Al) Grier of Spruce Grove, AB and their children: Blair Grier of Lethbridge, AB, Colin Grier of Vancouver BC, Keith Grier of Bermuda; as well as many nieces, nephews and cousins. He was predeceased by his father and mother, Frank and Ella Malley; brother, Claude (Margaret) Malley and sister, Loretta (Norm) Epworth. A memorial service was held Monday, December 30, 2002 at 11:00 a.m. from Grace United Church, Weyburn, with Gary W. Goran officiating. Frank's ashes were buried in Green Acres Memorial Gardens, Weyburn. All those in attendance were considered to be honorary pallbearers.
- Gertrude Elsie "Gertie" (nee Taylor), born January 1, 1913 at Colfax slept away peacefully, with family at her bedside, in the late evening of September 22, 2009. Predeceased by her husband Frank, "Gertie" was born at Colfax and was raised in the Waverly district near Yellow Grass. Gertie met and married Frank in 1932, and they farmed in the Yellow Grass area until moving to Weyburn in 1941, where she and Frank raised their two daughters, Darlene (Wayne) Holdstock and Marian (Al) Grier. Gertie and Frank opened and operated restaurants in Weyburn, the Midway BA from 1958 to 1960, the Big M from 1960 to 1962, the "385" from 1962 to 1964 and Malley's Gold-Tone from 1964 to 1972. They retired for a year then moved to Yellow Grass Where they opened and managed the restaurant from 1973 until it was well established in 1974. All patrons at every restaurant enjoyed to the fullest Gertie's amazing cooking skills, which brought fame and eating enjoyment, with happy patrons following to each establishment. She and Frank moved back to Weyburn in 1974 where they lived in Van Bee Court, then Bison Manor. In 2001, Gertie joined Frank at the Weyburn Special Care Home, where Frank passed away in December, 2002. Gertie remained there until her passing. Gertie loved the Special Care Home and staff, and the love and respect was mutual. She was their 'gardener', looking after and nurturing the many plants and flowers in the large establishment. She attended church services faithfully. Gertie was a life member of the Weyburn Rebekahs and took part in their many activities. Greatly loved by family and friends, Gertie is survived by her two daughters and their husbands, as well as grandsons: Roger (Joanne) Holdstock and their two children Marla and Ryan; Bradley (Joyce) Holdstock and their two children Brynn and Robyn; Blair (Christine) Grier and their son Cooper; Colin Grier and Keith (Laurie) Grier; one sister, Marian Krumpotch; as well as many nieces, nephews and friends. She was predeceased by her father and mother, Anson and Ethel Taylor; four brothers, Wes, Del, Gordon and Harold Taylor, and two sisters, Florence and Ruth, and by her husband, Frank Malley. A Memorial Service was held on Friday, September 25th, 2009 at 2:00 p.m. from Grace United Church, Weyburn with Rev. M. Barnabas officiating. All those in attendance were considered to be Honorary Pallbearers. Interment of Gertie's ashes were beside Frank at Green Acres Memorial Gardens, Weyburn.
- Cecilia Anna. On Sunday, October 24, 1999, Cecelia Anna Mallinger, late of Weyburn, passed away at Souris Valley Extended Care Centre, at the age of 83 years. Cecelia was born November 22, 1915 at Halbrite, SK. She was predeceased by her parents, Jacob and Anna Mallinger; three brothers: Luke, George and Severn Mallinger; four sisters: Lillian Mallinger, Blanche Bennett, Vernice Brenholen and Beatrice Mallinger. Cecelia is survived by two sisters: Ruth Fuchs of Weyburn, and Marcella Payak of Weyburn, as well as many nieces and nephews. Prayers were said Tuesday, October 26 at 7:00 p.m. from Fletcher Funeral Chapel, Weyburn, with Mary Ann Seitz presiding. The funeral mass was held Wednesday, October 27 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: Alex Sidloski, Dennis Sidloski, Roy Sidloski, Don Payak, Jerry Herring and Howard Giroux.
- Donald Dufferin Mann passed away at Weyburn General Hospital October 29, 1999, at the age of 88. He is predeceased by his beloved wife of 60 years, Gertrude; his sister, Dorothy Taylor; brother-in-law, Donald Armstrong; and nephew Frederick Taylor. He is survived by his son, Donald Thomas (Diane) Mann; daughter Barbara (Ernie) Nelson; granddaughters: Jennifer (Kevin) Boothe, Stephanie Mann, Sara Nelson and Krista Nelson; great-granddaughters: Chelsea and Hannah Boothe; sister-in-law Blanche Armstrong; nieces Diane (Ron) Asquith, and Arden (Albert) Okazaki; and nephew David (Marilyn) Armstrong. Funeral service was held at Calvary Baptist Church, Weyburn, Wednesday, November 3, 1999 at 2:00 p.m., officiated by Rev. David Ogilvie. Interment was at Hillcrest Cemetery. A lunch followed in the church basement. Pallbearers were Bob Elliot, Jack Onstad, Grant Marinos, Gary Anderson, Jim Hutchings and Staff Nimegeers. Everyone in attendance was an honorary pallbearer. Don was born in Wheaton Settlement, New Brunswick June 6, 1911, and attended school there, growing up in Peticodiac. At the age of 16, having skipped two grades and graduated from High School, he moved to Moncton and went to work for the Eaton Co. in their shipping office. At one point he was in charge of Customs for Eaton's and responsible for all goods imported and exported for the company. September 2, 1937 he married Sarah Gertrude (Gertrude) Huestis, his sweetheart of seven years, and they built a home at 40 Orchard Drive in Moncton. Eleven months later, in August, 1938, their son, Tom, was born. The family lived in Moncton until 1946, when Don was transferred to Eaton's Winnipeg store, in Sales. Their stay there was short-lived, as in 1949 Don was promoted to Manager, and sent to Weyburn to open a brand new Eaton's store. Don managed Eaton's in Weyburn until 1962, when he retired after 35 years of service. In December, 1953, their daughter, Barbara, was born. Dr. Ferg Eaglesham, a good friend and witty, phoned Don with the news and said, "Congratulations, Don. You're a Grandfather." When Don protested, Ferg replied, "Well, you're old enough." He was 42. Don always said that having a second child later in life gave him a new lease on life, and made him feel young again. Don was very active in the community of Weyburn. He was a lifetime member of Weyburn Masonic Lodge #20, a founding member of the Elks Club of Weyburn, and a lifetime member of the Weyburn Rotary Club. In 1998 he was awarded an engraved clock for over 35 years of service to Rotary. He was recently awarded the Paul Harris Fellowship Award from Rotary, a very high honour given for service to his community. Don was elected president of the Weyburn Senior Chamber of Commerce in 1955. As president, he had a hand in attracting Canada Wire and Cable to North Weyburn after the air force training base closed, and also the building of the Saskatchewan Wheat Pool "B" elevator, having convinced CP Rail that it was to their advantage to build a rail line there. In November of 1962, Don, Gertrude and Barb moved to Phoenix, Arizona, where Tom had moved the year before to work for NBC. In Phoenix, Don worked for Lomas-Nettleton in real estate and investments. The family moved back to Weyburn in November, 1966, where Don and Gertrude purchased Expert Dry Cleaners from Effie Kozar. Don and Gertrude worked extremely hard to make the business the best it could be, and were very successful. In 1970 Don was elected Business Man of the Week, for his hard work and the exemplary service offered to the public by Expert Dry Cleaners. In October, 1979, they retired, selling the business and making travel their next goal. Don and Gertrude loved to travel. Tom and Barb enjoyed many a family vacation while growing up, from Vancouver to Charlottetown, San Diego to New York City. Don especially enjoyed finding interesting places to spend time with his children, such as Mammoth Caves in Missouri, Yellowstone Park, the San Diego Zoo or simply a roadside picnic area with a playground, or an ice cream stand. The swinging bridge at Souris, Manitoba was a favourite stop on trips east. Don worked hard at his career, and enjoyed his family vacations very much. After retirement, Don and Gertrude made travel their yearly goal, taking trips by train to New Brunswick to visit family, by car to California to see Tom and family, or by ship. Weyburn's Coffee Row was his favourite place to be during breaks from work and in retirement, and he regaled his friends with many a story or joke, puns being his special favourite. His sense of humour was well known. He had a serious side as well, and would discuss business or politics with much knowledge and practicality. Don's generosity was unlimited. He loved to help people, but in a quiet way, never seeking the limelight. He helped several Weyburn businessmen get their start, and it gave him great pleasure to see them succeed. In 1957, Tom came home for the summer from the University of Winnipeg with his best friend, Vern Prior. In September, Tom went back to school and Vern stayed on with the Manns until he married. Vern became a second son to Don and Gertrude and big brother to Barb. His family always came first with Don, and his greatest joy was to see them happy. Christmas was a special time for Don, and he spent much time searching for the perfect gift or surprise to bring a smile to his loved ones' faces. Tom remembers a Christmas when he very much wanted a new bicycle. Christmas morning came and no bike. Not under the tree, not anywhere to be seen. After Tom had opened all his gifts, Don hinted that maybe Santa left something behind the tree and there was the brand new shiny bicycle. Santa didn't forget, and he never did. As manager of Eaton's, Don made many trips to Winnipeg for management meetings, and there was always something in his suitcase for Barb when he came home. He would go to his bedroom and open his suitcase, pretending to unpack, and Barb would find nestled in the clothing a special gift. Gertrude was the recipient of many gifts and would always giggle when she opened them, her special way of saying, "thank you." Don was frugal with himself, however, and would save all his Christmas and birthday presents "for good," always wearing the same old sweater or shirt "because it was comfortable, and he never knew when he might need a new one." Finding Christmas and birthday presents for Don was not an easy task. He settled for socks, ties, hankies and chocolates many a year, and was just as happy with them as if they had been a gold watch. His mind was sharp as a tack, even on his last day on earth. If ever a person needed advice, he was the man to talk to. After their retirement travel years, Don and Gertrude lived quietly in their home of 30 years on 2nd Street N.E. Don went out for coffee or shopping almost every day, to meet his friends or an acquaintance and chat, until in 1999 his health became too poor to go out much anymore. Gertrude passed away in November, 1997, and Don spent two lonely years without his childhood sweetheart. Last week, he joined her, and they will spend eternity together in Heaven.
- Dorothea Evelyn "Ev" (nee McKee) passed away peacefully on Saturday, September 12, 2009 with her family at her side. She will be sadly missed by her son, Don (Irene) Marno of Prince Albert, grandchildren, Carrie-Llynn (Bryan), Randy, Kevin (Elsee) and Barry; three daughters: Shirley (Larry) Fletcher of Saskatoon, grandchildren, Laura (Derek), Leann, John (Diana), Kathy (Scott), Carole (Walter); Sharyn (Ken) Kruger of Cartier, MB, grandchildren, Deagan and Andrea; Margaret (Doug) Brehaut of Mundare, AB, grandchildren, Darnell (Rob) and Stacey (Brian); 18 great grandchildren and three great great grandchildren; sister, Helen Hanson of Quesnel, BC; sister-in-law, Agnes Hodge of Porcupine Plain and many nieces and nephews. Evelyn was predeceased by her husband, Lance, her father, William "Bill" McKee, mother and step-father Eva and Marshall McKague, brothers Ross and Roy McKee, sister Wileen 'Nip' McKague, sisters-in-law, Lillian Bray, Edna Bouchrd, brothers-in-law, Cliff Hanson, Glen Hodge, Bill McKague and Albert Bouchard. Evelyn was born on May 15, 1918 in Creelman where she was raised and attended school. In 1932 the family moved to Porcupine Plain. She married Lance on March 17th, 1940. They farmed in the Porcupine Plain area until 1941 and then moved to London, ON. In 1947 they moved back to Saskatchewan, finally settling in Weyburn in 1951. Ev was employed at the Saskatchewan Hospital as a Nurses Aid for 26 years where she made many dear and long lasting friends. In 1987 they moved back to Porcupine Plain to live out their retirement years. Ev loved to sew, knit, do crafts and tend her flower beds. Her passions were clean windows, and not only her own, rearranging furniture, well groomed flower beds and helping others. Lance and Ev spent the winters making blue jean purses and quilts. The purses were a very popular item and can be found in nearly every province in Canada. Funeral Services were held on Saturday, September 19, 2009 at 2:00 p.m. at Porcupine Plain Community Hall, Porcupine Plain. with Pastor Don Larwood officiating. Pallbearers were all of Evelyn's grandchildren and great grandchildren. Interment will be held at a later date.
- Lillian (nee Ferguson) passed peacefully from this world into the restful one she deserved. Lillian Marshall in her 96th year, formerly of the Bay Club, now Grove Park Home. Predeceased by her husband Keith and survived by sons Ronald Marshall, Barrie; Paul Marshall (Mary Kay), Shanty Bay; and daughter Linda Cryderman (Terry) of Fernie, BC. Lillian was a proud grandmother of nine and great grandmother of 17. Dear sister of brother Douglas Ferguson of Mount Hope, ON. Predeceased by siblings Mrs. Gladys Harris of Vancouver, BC, Charles Ferguson of Weyburn, Angus Ferguson of Regina, Mrs. Helen Pettit of Weyburn, and Donald Ferguson (airman WW2). Born and raised in Weyburn she chose teaching as a career and attended Normal School in Regina and taught in one room schools in Saskatchewan as well as several years at Johnson Street Public School in Barrie, ON. Lillian was a long time member of Collier St. United Church and an active member of the UCW. She also enjoyed many years of service in the Women's Institute. With husband, Keith and many friends she enjoyed a good game of bridge. She also enjoyed reading and many crafts. Her life centered on her ever expanding family. She was a devoted mother, grandmother and great grandmother to her loving extended family. Funeral service was held at Collier Street United Church on Tuesday November 27, 2007 at 2 pm. Spring Inurnment.
- Monte Guy, late of Weyburn, passed away on Thursday, January 24, 2008 at the age of 51 years. Monte was predeceased by his father, Charles Marshall; brother, Barry Marshall; and brother-in-law, Marlon Shenner. Monte is survived by his wife Joanne Johnson, Weyburn; son, Jaxon Marshall, Weyburn; mother, Audrey (Eddie) Millard; grandmother, Evelyn Aasen; his sisters; Debbi (Derwyn) Davies, Laurie (Ron) Short, Shelley (Keith) Winter, Shannon (Rod) Jensen; brother, Darren (Kelly) Marshall; Joanne's parents, Ken and Wanda Johnson, Joanne's brother, Trevor (Dawn) Johnson, as well as numerous nieces and nephews. The funeral service was held at Zion Lutheran Church, Weyburn, on Tuesday, January 29 at 2:00 p.m. with Pastor Martin Olson officiating. The pallbearers were Chris Mass, Colin Giblett, Norm Delaet, Joe Moser, Darrell Hoffart and Gerard Rieger. All in attendance were considered honorary pallbearers. Interment followed at Green Acres Memorial Gardens, Weyburn.
- Thomas Patrick Marshall, 67, of Schofield, died Tuesday, July 8, 2003, in the care of the Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN. His wife, sister, and his seven children were at his bedside. Thomas, born October 5, 1935, in Weyburn, was the son of Thomas Armstrong Marshall and Olive Mary O'Connell. Tom and Mary Kuc were married September 12, 1959 in Moose Jaw. Tom's commitment to helping people led him to become a social worker in Canada. He was a commissioned officer in the Canadian Air Force Reserves. In 1965 he and his family moved to the United States so he could take the position of Executive Director for Family Counseling Services in Wausau, Wisconsin. While with Social Services he was instrumental in developing the Community Service Center into a nationally recognized program. During this time he conducted personal development training in the area and in Canada. In 1977 he joined the Wausau School District as Director of Social Work. While in that position he introduced the Dubuque Behavior Management System and Non-violent Crisis Management to the Wausau School district. He also taught these methods to educators statewide. Tom continued to educate others on these methods throughout his life. Upon retirement from the Wausau School District in 2000 he assumed the position of Director of Special Education for the Manawa School District. His willingness to learn and pass on improved communication skills significantly contributed to the well-being of parents, educators and children. Many lives were touched by his compassion, intellect and resolve. Those people he helped are now helping others. Tom's legacy of caring lives on through his children and his grandchildren. Those who knew Tom knew his family was his life. His commitment to them and theirs to him was unmatched. Thomas is survived by his wife, Mary; his four sons, Tom (Terry Jo) Marshall, Green Bay; Michael (Anne) Marshall, Wausau, Wisconsin; David (Carissa) Marshall, Madison; Steve (Sandy) Marshall, Washington, Iowa; three daughters, Andrea (Sid) Sczygelski, Wausau; Betsy (Josh) Wendt, Weston; Anne Marie (Rick) Abuzzahab, Rochester, New York; one sister, Molly (Joe) Schiebel, Green Bay; and twelve grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents and infant daughter Catherine Marshall. Services were held at 11 am, Monday, July 14, 2003, at St. Therese Catholic Church in Rothschild, Wisconsin. The Rev. Janusz Kowalski officiated. Burial was at Gate of Heaven Cemetery in Wausau, Wisconsin.
- Bertha L. "Bert" (nee Rode) Martin, late of Weyburn (Talmage), passed away Thursday April 21, 2011, at the age of 92 years. Bert was predeceased by her parents, August and Pauline Rode; her husband Vern Martin in 1990; and brothers and sisters. Bert is survived by her two sons: Keith (Josephine) Martin, Weyburn and their children: Bryna (Dave) Nevill, Kirk Martin (Darlene); Glenn (Charlotte) Martin, Winnipeg, MB, and their children: Sherri (Jeff) Doherty, Cecile Martin (John); four great grandchildren; her brother, Ed (Ella) Rode, Vancouver, BC; a sister-in-law, Agnes Iacobini, Goderich, ON. Bert was born on March 18 1919, at Success, SK. She attended a three room school and graduated with honours. She moved to Weyburn in 1936 with her parents. She married Vern Martin in 1938 and they were blessed with two sons, Keith and Glenn. Vern and Bert together farmed in the Talmage area. Besides farming, Bert engaged in many activities including curling and the Homemakers Club. She also was involved with her children’s activities in the 4H Club and the Boy Scouts. In 1958 they moved to Weyburn and she attended R.P.N. classes, graduating in 1961. She worked at the Psych Centre in Weyburn for 23 years. Special thanks to Parkway Lodge staff for their friendship and loving care of our mother Bert. A funeral service for Bert will be held on Saturday, April 30, 2011 at 2:00 p.m. from Zion Lutheran Church, Weyburn with Marj McLeod, CLA, officiating. A private family interment will follow at Hillcrest Cemetery, Weyburn.
- Grace Irene (nee Whitehead) Martin, late of Weyburn, passed away at the Regina General Hospital on Friday, September 21, 2001 at the age of 84 years. Grace was born in Weyburn and grew up in the McTaggart area where she attended school. After the untimely death of her mother she helped her father on the local farm until the Second World War. Following her nursing service in the Canadian Navy she returned to Weyburn where she married Walter Martin and spent many years helping to run the family farm and raise her four children. The last ten years of her working life were spent providing care at Mount Saint Mary's Home. The last 15 years of her life were spent at their home in Weyburn where they took great pride in their many gardens. Grace lived a very full life. She was involved in community activities including the Weyburn Hospital Auxiliary and the United Church Women. She enjoyed playing competitive Scrabble, reading, needle crafts, and tending her flowers and garden. She gave of herself to her family, friends, and community and made the world a better place. Grace was predeceased by her parents Aylmer and Martha Whitehead; grandson, Kerry Martin; and a brother, Clarence Whitehead. Grace is survived by her husband, Walter Martin; sons: Barry (Margaret) Martin of Regina; Rick (Pat) Martin of San Diego, CA; Art (Miriam) Martin of Saskatoon; daughter Holly (Cliff) Johnson of Saskatoon; grandchildren: Ryan (Christine), Blair, Michael and Ashley Martin of Regina, Christopher and Heather Martin of San Diego, Karen Lee of Vancouver, BC, Drew and Sara Johnson, sister-in-law Rita Whitehead of Caron, as well as several nieces and nephews and many friends. Funeral service was held Thursday, September 27 at 2:00 p.m. from Grace United Church, Weyburn, with Gary W. Goran officiating minister. Interment followed in Green Acres Memorial Gardens, Weyburn. All those in attendance were considered to be honorary pallbearers. The active pallbearers were: Willis Moe, Brandon Moe, Dennis Moe, Cliff Martin, Jim Martin and Gordon Bell.
- Pierrette "Peggy" (nee Longpre) passed away early in the morning of September 19, 2007 after a brief but valiant battle with cancer. Born in Gravelbourg, on Halloween Day in 1934, she was a product of the Great Depression on the dusty Prairies but never allowed those difficult early days to cast a shadow on her outlook on life. A vibrant and sometimes outspoken person, she was Mom to all of us - her five children as well as her eight brothers and sisters. She was predeceased by her husband Norman, parents Ernest and Claire Longpre and brother Roger. She leaves behind to celebrate her life five children: Paul (Marsha) of Regina, Joanne McIvor of Red Deer, AB, Andre (Barb) of Pencticton, BC, Marcel of Victoria, BC, and Robert of Vancouver, BC; nine grandchildren and one great grand child. Peggy and Norman were married in Gravelbourg in 1952 before moving to Duck Lake. Two years later they moved to Cedoux, before relocating to Weyburn in 1963 where they established a couple businesses. In 1981, they opted to slow the pace of their lives, moving to Oliver, BC, in 1981 and later Penticton, BC. After arriving in the Okanagan, she took a job at General Coach in Oliver for a few years prior to making retirement a full-time endeavor. She and Norman later bought a condo in Penticton, devoting themselves to making new friends and bragging about their children and grandchildren. A funeral service was held Saturday, September 22, St. Anne's in Penticton.
- Robert Martin, late of Weyburn, passed away on Monday, January 7, 2008 at the age of 93 years. Robert was predeceased by his parents Anton and Rosina Martin; his brothers, Frank Martin and John Martin; his sisters, Emma Schinborn and Eva Hamilton; his sister in infancy, Katie Martin; his daughter, Valerie Whalley; brothers-in-law, Andrew Hovanak, Lou Schinborn and Burns Hamilton. Robert is survived by his wife of 62 years, Mary Martin; his children: Elaine Kaufmann (Barry), Murray Martin (Betty Hanstock), Brian Martin (Dianne Lamers), Randall Martin (Patricia Gutfriend), Wayne Martin (Jane Lokken), Steve Martin (Deanna Fellner) and son-in-law, Wayne Whalley. His sister, Lena Hovanak; his brother, Joe Martin (Shirley); his sisters-in-law, Sarah Martin and Louise Martin along with 15 grandchildren, seven great grandchildren, numerous nieces and nephews. Robert was born in Cullen, on August 28, 1914. He farmed at Minton and Hardy, for many years. Robert was the school bus driver in these areas for many years and was also a school trustee for Ceylon and Goodtime. He retired in 1975 and they moved to Weyburn. Robert enjoyed playing cards, dancing, listening to and playing music, visiting with friends and especially playing with his grandchildren. Prayers were held at RD Family Funeral Chapel, Weyburn, on Thursday, January 10 at 7:30 p.m. The Funeral Mass was held at St. Vincent de Paul Roman Catholic Church, Weyburn, on Friday, January 11 at 1:30 p.m. with Father Gerry Bauche celebrant. Pallbearers were his grandsons: Shaun Kaufmann, Aaron Kaufmann, Trevor Martin, Danny Martin, Cody Martin, Trenton Martin, Dallas Martin, Dylan Martin and Kyle Martin. All in attendance were considered honorary pallbearers. Interment followed at Green Acres Memorial Gardens, Weyburn.
- Walter Leonard Martin, of Weyburn (recently Wascana Hospital, Veterans Wing) passed away at the Wascana Hospital on Sunday, March 9, 2003, at the age of 85. Walter was born in 1918 on the family farm northwest of Weyburn where he grew up and attended Prairie View School. Following his service in the Canadian Army he returned to Weyburn where he married Grace Whitehead. They raised their four children on the family farm which he operated until retirement. During his working career he also spent many years driving school bus, doing school repairs and in the earlier years wiring many of the farm houses around Weyburn. Walter was also known throughout the years for his carpentry skills and refinishing antique furniture. Walter was active in the Weyburn Agriculture Society where for many years he ran the light horse program. After retirement he spent many hours working at the Wheatland Centre. He enjoyed playing cribbage, tending his garden and raising hundreds of flowers started in his greenhouse. He gave of himself to family, friends, and community; throughout the years, whether on the farm or at the house in Weyburn, "Uncle Walt's" place was always the centre of family events. Walter was predeceased by his wife Grace of 55 years; parents, Richard and Rose Martin (Herman); grandson, Kerry Martin; sisters Lydia (Sig) Mantey, Elsa (Albert) Lutz, Gertrude (Ben) Reichmuth, Olga (Norman) Moe and brother, Fred (Elsie). Walter is survived by sons, Barry (Margaret) Martin of Regina, Rick (Pat) Martin of San Diego, CA; Art (Mim) Martin of Saskatoon; daughter, Holly (Cliff) Johnson of Saskatoon. Walter is also survived by grandchildren, Ryan (Christine), Blair, Michael and Ashley Martin of Regina, Christopher (Sheila) and Heather Martin of San Diego, Karen Lee of Vancouver, BC, Drew and Sara Johnson; brother Bill (Mary) and sister Ila (Ted) Mills as well as many nieces and nephews and friends. Funeral service was held Friday, March 14, at 2:00 p.m. from Grace United Church, Weyburn with Gary W. Goran officiating. Interment followed in Green Acres Memorial Gardens, Weyburn.
- Wilhelmine Elfrieda 'Minnie' (nee Klatt). On Saturday, November 11, 2000, Wilhelmine Elfrieda Martin passed away at Souris Valley Regional Care Centre, at the age of 90 years. Predeceased by her husband, Robert Martin; parents: John and Florentina Klatt; brothers: John, Ted, Albert, Louie and Karl; sisters: Ida, Ann, Emilie and Matilda. Minnie is survived by her children: two sons: Marvin (Wilhelmine) Martin of Weyburn, and Theodore (Enid) Martin of Delta, BC; three daughters: Joyce (Bill) Prieb of Lang; Louise (Alex) Ziolkowski of Leduc, AB; and Frances (Garth) Long of Yellow Grass; 15 grandchildren and 16 great grandchildren; brothers: Ernest (Ethel) of Weyburn; Hank (Edie) of Regina; Martin (Tess) of Lemburg; sister Ruth MacKay of Govan; as well as many nieces and nephews. Minnie was born January 4, 1910 at Lemberg. She attended school at Maple Green in the Hill Farm District. She was needed to cook for her brothers on the farm, then she moved to Yellow Grass as a housekeeper for her aunt. This is where she met her future husband, Robert Martin. They were married on November 22, 1932 at her home church. They first settled at Lewvan where they farmed with her brother John. In 1946 they moved to a farm south of Weyburn, then took over the Martin family farm at McTaggart. Minnie kept busy with a large flower and vegetable garden, cooking, baking and she enjoyed quilting when she had the time. She was a member of the ladies group in the Lutheran Church in Yellow Grass and in Weyburn, and she did community catering in McTaggart. Robert passed away in 1978, following which Minnie moved into Weyburn. She resided at Beautiful Plains Villa for two years, and then moved to Souris Valley in 1996. She passed away peacefully on November 11th with her family near. Funeral service was held Wednesday, November 15 at 2:00 p.m. from Zion Lutheran Church, Weyburn, with Pastor Ron Bestvater officiating. Her grandson Richard Long gave the eulogy. Interment followed in Hillcrest Cemetery, Weyburn. All those in attendance were considered to be honorary pallbearers. The active pallbearers were: Roger Clay, Barry Klatt, Norman Dunsmore, Ross Douglas, Alex Miller and Edwin Douglas.
- Richard "Dick" was born March 26, 1932 in Regina and passed away December 13, 2004 at the age of 72 in Weyburn. Richard is survived by his wife Renee Marx of 51 years; sons Richard (Maureen) Marx, Robert (Joanne) Marx, Randy (Leah) Marx; grandchildren Michael, Eric, Calvin, Lanny, Patricia and James; sister Carole Harris, special friend Corrie Marx as well as many nieces and nephews. A Service of Remembrance was held Friday, December 17 from All Saints Anglican Church, Weyburn, with Reverend Catherine Harper Officiating. Interment will follow at a later date. A lunch followed the service in the basement of the church provided by the Inner Wheel.
- Agnes Sterling Maserek passed away peacefully on Monday, June 1, 2009 at Santa Maria Senior Citizens Home in Regina. Agnes was born at Ballymoney Co-Antrim, Ireland and was always very proud of her Irish heritage. She came to live in Saskatchewan as a young girl, married and farmed in the Weyburn area, later moving to Regina where she met and married Joe Maserek. Agnes was a very generous supporter of St. Charles R.C. Parish. She was an avid gardener and an active member of the Horticultural Society, winning many awards for her beautiful yard and garden. She spent her last few years at Santa Maria receiving excellent care. Agnes is survived by her daughter-in-law Faye Wilson; granddaughter Cindy (Keith Matt) and children, Tanya (Alvin), Eric, Aaron, Allen, and great-great granddaughters, Isabelle and Anna; granddaughter JoAnn (Willy Moulin) and children, Ashley, Cheree and Desiree; sisters-in-law Kathleen McAleese and Clara Kriekle; numerous nieces and nephews in Ireland, Weyburn, Regina and Toronto. Agnes is predeceased by her first husband Edwin Sterling; son James and grandson Robert; her second husband Joe Maserek; as well as all her brothers and sisters. A Funeral Mass will be held at Santa Maria Senior Citizens Home Chapel, Regina at 10:00 a.m. on Monday, June 8, 2009 and will be officiated by Rev. Ken Koep. Interment will follow at Hillcrest Cemetery in Weyburn.
- Michael. On Tuesday, December 21, 1999, Michael (Mike) Masniuk, late of Weyburn, passed away at Souris Valley Extended Care Centre, at the age of 75 years. Predeceased by his mother and father, Paul and Anna Masniuk; five brothers: Nick, Mike, Bill, Joseph and Peter Masniuk; and by one sister, Sophie. Mike is survived by his wife, Christine of Weyburn; one daughter, Lorry (Blaine) Steer of Yellow Grass; and one son, Greg (Lorna) Masniuk of Cochrane, AB; his grandchildren: Kyla (Rod) Robinson; Raina, Carter, Drew and Amber; one brother, Walter (Ann) Masniuk; five sisters: Mary, Ollie, Jean, Victoria and Ann; as well as many nieces and nephews. Mike was born October 12, 1924 at Narcisse, Manitoba. He was raised on a farm in Manitoba with his 12 brothers and sisters, and attended school in Narcisse. Mike worked in Winnipeg, and then moved to Weyburn in 1954 with his wife Chris and daughter Lorry. He was employed as a mechanic at Weyburn Ford, and finished his career with the Department of Highways. Mike enjoyed the outdoors and loved the fishing and hunting trips he took with his son Greg. He liked horses and enjoyed watching the Toronto Maple Leafs play hockey. One of his other hobbies was ceramics. He had a special love for his children and grandchildren. The funeral mass was held Thursday, December 23 at 10:00 a.m. from St. Vincent de Paul Roman Catholic Church, Weyburn, with Father Francis Hengen celebrant. Inurnment will be held at a later date. All those in attendance were considered to be honorary pallbearers. The active pallbearers were: Fred Dolinski, Drew Masniuk, Carter Steer, Jim Stevenson, Curtis Borys and Rod Robinson.
- Linda Jean. On Saturday, January 5, 2008, Linda Jean Matters passed away peacefully at the age of 54 years in the Pasqua Hospital, Regina. Linda was born November 15, 1953 in Weyburn at the General Hospital. She was predeceased by her grandparents and her father, Lloyd Matters. Linda is survived by her loving son Christopher, Regina; her mother Jane (Bill), Estevan; brother Lorne, Moose Jaw; sisters: Carol (Troy), Kelowna, BC, Karen (Hal), Weyburn, Connie (Terry), Weyburn, and Kathie (Tony), Wabasca, AB; several aunts, uncles, nieces and nephews. At her request there will be no service.
- Elmer George. On Friday, July 20, 2007, Elmer George Maurer of Weyburn, passed away at the Regina General Hospital at the age of 80 years. Predeceased by his parents, George and Nora, brothers, Victor and Ernie; special family, Joan Tanner; brothers-in-law: Edwin Turnbull, Emil Stelter, Frank Rumpel, Wesley Biech, Alex Bankier, Fred Deobald; sisters-in-law: Irene Deobald, Frieda Biech, and Ruby Maurer. Elmer is survived by his loving wife of 54 and one half years, Margaret and their family: Evelyn Maurer of Weyburn and her children, Jill and Jessica; Gordon (Dawn) Maurer of Weyburn and their children, Ryan, Jenna and Adam; Brenda (Allan) Haukeness of Hazlet and their children, Katelyn, and Lora; Doug (Joanne) Maurer of Weyburn and their children, Jeremy, Brittni and Zachary; Bob (Wendy) Maurer of Weyburn and their children, Amber, Mikie, Shenay and Tori; special family, Bert Tanner and children, Kimberley (Rene) Nicholay, Nicole, and Tanner; brother and sisters: Clarence (Jean) of Weyburn, Viola Stelter of Moosomin, Doris Turnbull of Swift Current, Mabel Beierle of Calgary, AB, Ruby Rumpel of Swift Current; brother-in-law, Otto Biech; sisters-in-law, Hilda Biech, Reta Bankier, Josie Biech and Ann Maurer; and many nieces and nephews. Elmer was the eldest son of eight children born to George and Nora Maurer on November 6, 1926. he attended school at St. Boswells. On November 30, 1952 he married Margaret Biech. The family was blessed with five children as they settled in the Grassdale district, where they rented land and raised cattle. In 1966, he purchased a farm south of Weyburn. He moved the family to that farm in 1970 and continued to grain and cattle farm until his passing. His commitment to farming was unbending. As soon as his children were old enough (age 7) they were assigned their own piece of equipment to follow him around the field. Elmer was an independent, strong willed man, who knew exactly what he liked. He loved to farm and to work with cattle. He was a very proud member and active shareholder of the Weyburn Inland Terminal. He also sat on the board of the PFRA Brokenshell pasture #2 at one time. In the spring, he would take the boys (who got to skip school) so they could go to the PFRA headquarters with a thermos in one hand and bucket of sandwiches in the other, to get cattle ready for pasture. He enjoyed visiting and socializing with neighbors and the community ranchers. Elmer spent much time with his grandchildren. He had a real sense of humor and loved to tease them. He enjoyed several family trips to Williston, ND where he watched the grandchildren swim and got caught up on the latest farming news. Elmer farmed until the end just the way he wanted it. His determination and will to teach his children to be independent and hard working was a great accomplishment. He will be lovingly remembered by all he knew and loved. Funeral service was held Tuesday, July 24, at 2:00 p.m. from Zion Lutheran Church, Weyburn, with Pastor Martin Olson officiating. Joanne Maurer gave the eulogy. Interment followed in Hillcrest Cemetery, Weyburn. All those in attendance were considered to be Honorary Pallbearers. The Active Pallbearers were: Ryan Maurer, Adam Maurer, Jeremy Maurer, Zachary Maurer, Rene Nicholay and Daryl Maurer.
- Margaret (nee Biech) April 17, 1930 - August 3, 2008. Margaret was a wonderful wife, mother, grandmother, sister, aunt, but to all who knew her, a friend. Margaret Biech was born on the farm to Ewald and Emma (Senft) Beich at Flowing Well, near Hodgeville. She was the youngest of six children. Margaret attended Meadow School and completed High School in Hodgeville. Upon completion of Grade 12, she went on to take a secretarial course in Vancouver, BC. She worked at a residential school in Lyton, BC as the school secretary. She then moved back to Hodgeville where she worked at the Toronto Bank. This is where she met Elmer. Margaret and Elmer were married on December 6, 1952. They settled in the Grassdale District, where they rented land and raised cattle. In 1966, they purchased a farm south of Weyburn. Margaret was a full time farmer and mother. She also enjoyed the camaraderie in the Community Sewing Circle where she loved to visit and catch up with the women in neighborhood. Margaret's hard work and devotion to her family was seen in every aspect of what she did. She had selfless ways of always putting other peoples needs ahead of her own. What was amazing is how she handled all the things that needed to be done, always with ease. She was mild in her manor, steady in her work, and gentle with every living thing. No one could put a baby to sleep on their shoulder like Grandma. She was an amazing woman. As the grandchildren began to fill her house she provided for them another place to call home. She was always there and if they wanted to stay they knew they could. Family trips to Williston were a time cherished by all but a real treat for Margaret. It was a trip off the farm, surrounded by family and a chance to eat out. Margaret never looked at her life as labor ridden or unhappy because she never looked at any circumstance in that light. Being left a widow just one short year ago meant she would continue the way she always did, on a positive note. She went forward with setting up her auction sale and organizing everything so she could officially retire. She then moved to town into the house she bought ready to enjoy some conveniences. When a brain tumor was diagnosed she said "kill me or cure me" and she battled through surgery, chemotherapy and radiation. If that wasn't enough to dampen her spirits a new diagnosis of diabetes was given to her. She managed to get a life time of business done this past year regardless of the bumps along the way, but even the best get tired. She had a spiritual strength that always brought out the best. Margaret will be truly missed and lovingly remembered by all of her children, grandchildren, family and friends. Predecased by her parents, Ewald and Emma Biech, husband, Elmer; sister: Irene (Fred) Deobald; brother: Wesley Biech; niece: Joan Tanner; brothers-in-law: Alex Bankier, Ernie Maurer, Edwin Turnbull, Emil Stelter, Frank Rumpel; Sisters-in-law: Frieda Biech, Ruby and Victor Maurer. Margaret will be lovingly remembered by her children: Evelyn Maurer of Weyburn and children, Jill, Jessica; Gordon (Dawn) of Weyburn and children, Ryan, Jenna (Jeremy Cutler), Adam (Randi Wiggins); Brenda (Allan) Haukeness of Hazlet and children, Katelyn, Lora; Doug (Joanne) of Weyburn and children, Jeremy, Brittni, Zachary; Bob (Wendy) of Weyburn and children, Ambre, Mikie, Shenay, Tori; 2 sisters: Reta Bankier and Josie Biech; brother: Otto Biech; special family, Bert Tanner and children, Kimberley Tanner (Rene Nicolay), Nicole Tanner; brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law: Clarence (Jean) Maurer, Viola Stelter, Doris Turnbull, Mabel Beierle, Ruby Rumpel, Hilda Biech, Ann Maurer; and many nieces and nephews. The funeral service was held on Wednesday, August 6, 2008 at 2pm from the Zion Lutheran Church, Weyburn with Marj McLeod CLA officiating. Interment took place in Hillcrest Cemetery, Weyburn. The Pallbearers were, Ryan Maurer, Adam Maurer, Jeremy Maurer, Zachary Maurer, Grant Biech & Bert Tanner.
- Hertha. On Saturday, May 14, 2011 Hertha May late of Stettler, AB formerly of Weyburn passed away to be with her husband, John Wilber May at the age of 85. She will be sadly missed and always remembered by her family; her seven children, Brian (Lihua) May of Calgary, AB, and their children, Keenan, Joclynn May (Jim Murphy), Trevor and Jamie; Barry (Elisa) May of Regina, and their children, Jennifer (Mark) and their son, Dartanon, Bradley (Andre) and their daughter, Eissabela, Erica; Brenda (Tim) Merkley of Stettler, AB and their children, Marla (Jordan) Lee and their children, Isaac, Ava and Harper, Ryan (Ilea); Sandra (Darryl) Seitz of Weyburn, and their children, Shawna (Murray) Lavender, Matthew Seitz and Shannon (Curtis) and their children, Braxton, James and Logan; Allan May of Weyburn; Laura May (James Pflimlin) of Ocean Side, CA; Tricia May of Calgary, AB, as well as numerous nieces, nephews, relatives and friends. A funeral service was held on Thursday, May 19 at 10:30 am from the Grace United Church, Weyburn with Rev. Barnabas officiating. Interment to follow at Green Acres Memorial Gardens, Weyburn, Saskatchewan. A visitation was held on Wednesday, May 18 from 7:00 -9:00 PM from Fletcher Funeral Chapels, Weyburn.
- Mollie Aileen (nee Moorhead) of Weyburn, Sask., passed away peacefully on November 15, 2008 just a few days short of her 94th birthday. She was predeceased by her husband Murray May, grandson Patrick van der Grinten, parents Henry & Mollie Moorhead, and five siblings; June, Merle, Harry, Jack and Bill. Aileen is survived by her sister Jean Ware of Sherwood Park, AB, daughter Theresa van der Grinten (Willem) of Brummen, The Netherlands, and son Cameron May (Marilyn) of Calgary, AB. Also surviving are grandsons Oliver van der Grinten, and Colin May, granddaughter Shannon May, and numerous nieces and nephews. Aileen was born in Vanguard on November 19, 1914 and upon graduating from high school was employed as a telephone operator in that community. She met Murray in Vanguard where he was employed by Royal Bank of Canada and they were married in Regina in 1939. During Murray's military service overseas Aileen held several office jobs in Winnipeg, and the couple re-united in Regina in 1946. It was there that Theresa and Cameron were born. In 1954 the family moved to Shaunavon, where Murray served as Royal Bank branch Manager, before accepting a similar position in Weyburn in 1961. Throughout her life, Aileen demonstrated a passionate interest in music, literature and the arts; serving for many years on library and arts councils in both Shaunavon and Weyburn. A skilled pianist in her youth, she was particularly devoted to the presentation of annual Music Festivals, and the organization of live concerts to promote music appreciation in the community. Aileen was a life-long member of the United Church of Canada, and always looked forward to service with the Choir and the UCW. Her faith was a true comfort and source of strength that carried her through a number of hardships in her early and middle years. Always widely read and strongly opinionated, Aileen enjoyed debating current events, politics and religion with almost everyone. Although advancing years dimmed her eyesight and her short term memory, she continued to be fiercely independent and was determined to draw as much enjoyment out of life as she could muster. Theresa, Cameron, and their families extend thanks to the Management & Staff of Crocus Plains Villa for the care and companionship provided to Aileen in her final years. Thanks also to the dear friends who visited so faithfully and provided a loving surrogate family in our absence. Funeral services will be held at Grace United Church in Weyburn, at 2:00 PM on Saturday, November 22 with Rev. M. D. E. Barnabas officiating. Interment to follow in Hillcrest Cemetery, Weyburn.
- Henry Thomas. On Thursday, March 26th, 2009, Henry Thomas Mazer passed away at Tatagwa View Long Term Care Facility at the age of 94 years. Henry was predeceased by his parents, Michael and Elizabeth Mazer; his only son, Raymond Mazer and brother, Michael Mazer. Henry will be lovingly remembered by his wife of 56 years, Margery Mazer of Weyburn; daughter-in-law, Darlene Mazer and granddaughters, Mandi Mazer of Regina and Mallory Mazer of Saskatoon; brother-in-law and sisters-in-law: Stan and Ann Marks and Nelliedean Weeds; aunt, Ann Stephens; as well as numerous nieces, nephews, cousins, relatives and friends. Henry was born May 20, 1914, at Amulet. Henry's mother passed away when Henry and his brother, Mike, were young boys. He grew up on a farm south of Amulet and received his schooling there. He helped his father farm and when war broke out, Henry enlisted in the Royal Canadian Air Force and went overseas in 1943 and returned to Canada in 1946. Henry worked in Vancouver for the next four years returning to the family farm to help his father during the spring and summer months. In 1947 he met Margery Cluett and on February 16, 1953, they were married. Together they took over the family farm and raised their son, Raymond. n 1977, Henry and Margery retired and moved to Weyburn. During their retirement they did a lot of travelling. Henry's passion in the summer was golfing. He and his buddies had many good times together. Henry golfed until he was 90 years old and he was very proud of this accomplishment. On August 17, 2006, Henry and Marge's only son, Raymond, passed away suddenly and this took an emotional tole on Henry. He so missed his chats with Ray. Almost one year later, Henry and Margery sold their home and moved into Liberty Manor. In December 2007, Henry was hospitalized for a couple of months and then went to live at the nursing home in Carlyle for a short period of time and in March 2008, House 4 at Tatagwa View became Henry's home. Henry was a lifetime member of the Royal Canadian Legion Weyburn Branch #47. On May 28, 2008, Henry attended the Weyburn Legion Awards Night and received his 55 year Life Award Pin. Henry lived a very full life; with both hard times and good times. How lucky we were to have had him in our lives. Prayers were held on March 29, 2009 and Funeral Mass on March 30, 2009 at St. Vincent de Paul Roman Catholic Church, Weyburn with Father Gerry Bauche officiating. A tribute was given by his granddaughter, Mandi. Members of the Royal Canadian Legion held the Last Post Service lead by Rev. John Ferrier. Interment followed at Hillcrest Cemetery, Weyburn. Pallbearers were: Gerry Mazer, Ross David, Norman Lee, Ken Musk, Albert Verbeurgt and Dave Kwochka.
- Margery Anita (nee Cluett) Mazer of Weyburn passed away Friday, December 10, 2010 at the age of 93 years. Marge was born on November 10, 1917, and grew up as a farm girl in Birtle, MB. She joined the Armed Forces in 1943 and received nursing training with the medical core and nursed in Vancouver where she met Henry in 1947. They were married in 1953 and homesteaded on the Mazer family farm in Amulet, SK where they raised their son, Ray. Marge and Henry retired from farming in 1977 and moved to Weyburn. During retirement, Marge and Henry did a lot of travelling and Marge’s passions were gardening and playing darts. During her many years of playing darts she made lots of friends from all over Canada. In 2007 Marge and Henry moved to Liberty Manor where Marge was a resident at the time of her passing. Marge was predeceased by her husband, Henry; her son Raymond; her parents, Thomas and Jessie “Lillian” Cluett; her brothers, Keith Cluett, Henry Cluett and George Cluett; her sisters, Constance Cluett, Miriam “Bob” Hannah, Irene Hankins and Lillian “Jill” Hillcox. Marge is lovingly remembered by her daughter-in-law, Darlene; granddaughters, Mandi (Brandon Hodgkin) and Mallory; her sisters, Ann (Stan) Marks and Nellidean Weeds as well as numerous nieces and nephews. A funeral mass was celebrated on Wednesday, December 15 at St. Vincent de Paul Roman Catholic Church, Weyburn at 2:00 PM with celebrant, Father Gerry Bauche. Prayers were said Tuesday, December 14 at 6:00 P.M. at Fletcher Funeral Chapel, Weyburn. Interment followed in Hillcrest Cemetery, Weyburn.
- Ella May Mazur, aged 94 years of Moose Jaw, SK., passed away Monday, February 14th, 2011. A Funeral Service will be held on Friday, February 18th, 2011 at 1:30 p.m. in Moose Jaw Funeral Home. Bev Longmire will officiate and interment will follow in Rosedale Cemetery. May was born in Weyburn, SK. and received her education there. She married Frank Mazur on May 5th, 1948 in Weyburn and later moved to Moose Jaw where together they raised two daughters. May was a life member of the Knox Presbyterian Church, which later became St. Mark’s Presbyterian Church and was a member of W.M.S. She was active in many groups including the Foresters (I.O.F.), the NDP and Ladysmith Lodge. She was predeceased by her husband Frank in 1986; brothers, Vernard, Herb and Bert; and grandson, Kirby Mealing in 2006. May will be lovingly remembered by her 2 daughters, Marlene Eastwood and Donna (Hank) Mealing; 6 grandchildren, Deanne (George) Hartell, Darla Eastwood (Tim), Della (Chris) Frey, Misty Eastwood (Kevin), Chad (Pat) Mealing, Travis Mealing and Tracey Day-Mealing; great-grandchildren, Ryan (Ricki), Colton, Braeden, Cordell, Cooper, Maxwell, Kaydance, Kaleb, Kallen, Sierra, Wyatt, Hayes, Mikhaela, Kolter, Shaelyn and Pacen; great-great-grandson, Lucas; 3 sisters-in-law, Rosemarie Gunstenson (Conn), Betty Austin (Conn) and Irene Conn; brother-in-law, Stillman Schlueter and numerous nieces and nephews.
- Cecil Vincent. It is with great sadness that his family advises of the death of Cecil Vincent McCarron. He died peacefully on Thursday, October 9, 2003 after a long battle with cancer. Cec was born in Cabri, Saskatchewan on May 19, 1931. He graduated from high school at Notre Dame College under the directorship of Pere Athol Murray in Wilcox. He graduated from Saint Francis Xavier University in Nova Scotia with a degree in Education. Cecil taught at the Weyburn Comprehensive High School for some 33 years educating his students in English studies. He was also involved over many years and contributed greatly to his community as a coach of minor league and professional sport. Amoung his accomplishments was his induction into the Saskatchewan Baseball Hall of Fame in August 2000. In 1999 he as awarded the Frank Germann Alumnus of the Year Award for his ongoing dedication and loyalty to Athol Murray College of Notre Dame. Cecil is predeceased by his daughter Lorelle (1993) and will be remembered and missed by his two sons, Ted and Kevin both of Calgary, AB and their mother Mary of Regina. Cecil's Service of Remembrance was held in the Chapel of Mountain View Funeral Home on Tuesday October 21 at 1:00 pm with interment following at Mountain View Memorial Gardens.
- John Douglas (June 17, 1945 - April 27, 2011). After living everyday of his 65 years to the fullest, Doug passed away April 27, 2011 in Palliative Care, St. Paul's Hospital. He was surrounded by his loving family. He will be missed by his wife and best friend, Judy, his beloved children Megan Ernst (Cory), Shane McConachie (Lynne) and Judy's beloved children Quinton Bay (Belinda) and Dustin Munroe (Erica) and three precious grandchildren Melissa, Jordan and Evan Ernst. He leaves behind a super sister, Marnie Selinger (Roger) and their children and grandchildren. He is survived by a special uncle Jack Webb, the Webb family and numerous cousins from the Pulfer family. Very special in his life were Jackie and Jason Brooks and Jessica and Zak Kralkay of Red Deer. Also survived by the Johnny Johnson family of Regina and missed by the Nicholsons/Nappers family of Weyburn/Lashburn. He is predeceased by mother Beryl Lillian and father William Hodder McConachie, brother-in-law James Kralkay and numerous aunts and uncles. Doug was born in Port Arthur, Ont., and adopted by Beryl and Hodder McConachie, who showered as much love on him as any two people could. His father, a banker, moved across Saskatchewan and Alberta and at various times the family lived in Weyburn, Pangman and Edmonton, where Doug received his high school education. Doug returned to Weyburn and in 1965 joined the Weyburn Review, where he began a journalism career that spanned four decades. He worked at the Regina Leader-Post, including a year in Moose Jaw for the Regina paper, then with the Saskatoon StarPhoenix from 1968-1971, covering city hall and the Saskatchewan legislature, before joining the Edmonton Journal, where he was on the legislative, city hall and labour beats. In 1980, he was awarded a Southam Fellowship. Doug and his family moved to Toronto for a year at Massey College at the University of Toronto. In 1981, he returned to The StarPhoenix and was a news reporter, later city editor and for his last 13 years before retiring in 2008, sports editor. As a journalist, news reporting was his passion. Sports particularly covering the Riders in the 1990s and the Saskatoon Blades _ were the fun years. In Edmonton, Doug also covered for the Canadian Press the inaugural year the Oilers were in the NHL. His counterpart at the Leader-Post, Darrell Davis, and he covered the Riders across Canada and the United States and there wasn't a golf course that escaped them. For more than a dozen years, he and Darrell jawed it out every second Monday on Colin Grewer's CBC afternoon program on radio. Doug's dedication to his career was obvious by his words and stories. To the day he retired, Doug loved his job. Doug coached hockey in St. Albert and in the Bobcat zone in Saskatoon, and later was a commissioner for the Bobcats. He also was a minor hockey referee and served on Weyakwin Cabin Owner's Association, including a term as president. The great outdoors was his second home. With best friends (North 40 Trollers Larry, Dennis, Don, Jim, Barry, JGK and R, Gord, Charlie and Ron), he fished the Churchill River every summer for years and there wasn't a set of rapids in which he and his friend Koro didn't capsize at least once. Retirement allowed Doug, his family and Number One dog Rudy to spend more time at their cabin. He was so proud to bring his granddaughters in the summer to the lake, giving them his undivided attention. He was proud to take a little grandson to the rink and teach him how to skate. Doug and Judy enjoyed marvellous days at their cabin with friends and family, fishing, snowmobiling, sitting by the fire and playing a card game called 'Get Larry' that elicited a million laughs. The one rule playing cards at the cabin was Doug got to make the rules as you go. Even though his illness had slowed him down, Doug was able to make two last trips to the cabin. One trip was with his sweetie and Rudy, thanks to the support of caring, loving friends that made their stay a comfortable, memorable one. Doug and Judy always felt their time at the lake was a little piece of heaven. We never went without supper the days we fished. The last trip was with his best buddies. God must have been looking out for Doug, because he caught the last fish. Doug always took special pride in taking good care of his companion at the lake. No one ever left the lake without a smile and warm, relaxed feelings of a good time. He loved skiing with friends JR and Karen, sitting on the top of mountains, looking around and thinking if there was a heaven, this was it. With his great buddy Art Robinson, they fished, skied, golfed and drank rum together for more than 30 years. There were fabulous times at La Ronge with Gord (Blue Nose), Larry and Don. Doug loved to fish and watch the stars and with his best friend Judy they were FISHSTAR partners. They marvelled at sunrises and sunsets and watched the Northern Lights dance through the sky. There was never a better time for them when they were in a boat or snowmobiling or on the slopes or sitting on the front deck of their cabin. They expanded their cabin together, built a sunroom at home together, travelled and shared a love for life cut short by his passing. They were supposed to grow old together. Doug's family owe so much for the loyalty of beloved friends and extended family, who made the last months as good as they possibly could be. A very special thanks to Dr. Mick Jutras, Dr. Rob Webb, who fought the fight with him, and to palliative nurse Georgena Haubrich, who did all she could to keep the pain away. A huge thank you to the competent, compassionate staff and Dr. Stakiw of St. Paul's Hospital Palliative Care. The final journey was with comfort and dignity. A celebration of Doug's life with family and beloved friends will be announced later.
- Elma (nee Musk). On Sunday, June 1, 2003, Elma McCheyne passed away at Weyburn Special Care Home at the age of 92 years. Predeceased by her parents, Frederick and Beatrice Musk; two sisters: Lucy and Maud and a brother, Jim; and by her husband, Alexander in 1960. Elma is survived by her son, Steve (Jo Anne) McCheyne of Regina; her grandchildren: Kelly (Charlene) of Ponoka, AB and their children: Bryn and Drake; and Linley McCheyne of Calgary, AB. Elma was born in London, England on July 24, 1910. As a child she witnessed bombing in her area in England. She took all her grade schooling in England, attending private school until the age of 16, then moved to Canada with her parents. She helped her parents farm until she married Alexander McCheyne in March, 1932 at Amulet. Elma helped opperate the Esso Service Station and sell farm supplies plus was a homemaker. They lived in Parry for 27 years, then Weyburn for 30 years. She resided in Pangman Special Care Home for four years, before spending the last six weeks at Weyburn Special Care Home. Elma never lost her love for her homeland. She suffered much sadness from the loss of her sister at a young age. Elma's family was her main focus; the marriage of her son, Steve and the addition of grandchildren, then great grandchildren, were all very important occasions for her. She was an avid knitter and enjoyed crocheting, curling, sewing, playing cards, art, music and loved animals and visiting with family. She was a very private woman who loved her family dearly. A memorial service was held Thursday, June 5 at 11:00 a.m. from St. James Anglican Church, 1105 Empress Street, Regina, with Rev. Joyce Hilton officiating. Interment followed in Riverside Memorial Park Cemetery, Regina.
- Catherine Jean (nee Stewart) Sletten McClinton. On Monday, November 27, 2000, Catherine Jean McClinton, late of Weyburn, passed away at Souris Valley Regional Care Center, at the age of 68 years. Predeceased by her parents Hugh and Jean Stewart; her first husband Arnold Sletten; her second husband Donald McClinton; two brothers Gordon Stewart and Harry Irvine. Jean will be lovingly remembered by her family: her son Calvin Sletten of Weyburn and her daughter, Colleen (Darry) Borshowa of Weyburn; grandchildren: Chad (Sara) Sletten of Benson; Nicole Sletten (Aaron) of Weyburn; Brandon Sletten of Fillmore; Becky and Mandy Borshowa of Weyburn; great grandchildren: Beau, Tatianna and Brayden; three brothers: Hugh (Ev) Stewart of Francis; Jack (Margaret) Stewart of Swift Current; and Jim Stewart of Francis; three sisters: Effie Karras of Nipawin; Mary (Jack) Keeler of Francis and Bunty Anderson of Francis; as well as several nieces and nephews. Jean was born December 28, 1931 at Bechard, SK. She was raised in the Francis area and received her education at Francis. In her early teens, she went to work at McGavin's Bakery in Regina. She went to Scotland for about a year with her brother and sister-in-law and while she was there she worked for a candy factory. She visited her parent's hometown and had many wonderful memories of her boat ride to Scotland and the time spent there. She returned to Regina and worked at McGavin's and the Great West Saddlery. In the mid 1950s she joined the Canadian Air Force and took her basic training. She was later stationed in Ontario. In 1957 she left the air force to marry Arnold Sletten. They resided in Hazlet in the Swift Current area. Arnold passed away suddenly in May 1963 and Jean moved to Swift Current to raise her two young children. In 1968 she married Don McClinton and moved to Yellow Grass. In 1973 they moved to Weyburn. Don passed away in November 1983 and Jean resided in Weyburn until the time of her passing. Jean enjoyed reading, watching television, playing cards and writing. She loved having her family around her. She especially liked the holidays when her family were home with her. A memorial service was held Friday, December 1 at 1:30 p.m. from Zion Lutheran Church, Weyburn, with Pastor Ron Bestvater officiating. Interment will be at a later date.
- Rosalie 'Rose' (nee Andrews) late of Weyburn passed away peacefully on Saturday, January 14, 2006 at the age of 95 years. Rose was predeceased by her father and mother, Anton and Anna Andrews; first husband, Frank Kot (1972); second husband, Bruce McCombs (1984); step son, Ernie Kot (2005); six sisters, Sophie Andray, Magdelina Andrews (her twin), Mary Patrick, Julia Patrick, Nell Bohn, and Vi Foote; five brothers, Casey, Steven, August (Gus), Michael and Joe Andrews. She is survived by her sister, Victoria (Neil) Wallace of Weyburn, and step daughter, Myrtle (John) Kwochka of Griffin as well as numerous nieces, nephews, relatives and friends. Rose was an excellent cook, loved to crochet and did lovely bead work. She will be missed by all who knew her. By request of Rose no funeral service will be held. Interment to take place at a later date in Hillcrest Cemetery, Weyburn.
- Beryl Lillian McConachie, 89, wife, mother, grandmother and great grandmother. A lady with a smile as brilliant as a prairie sunrise and a heart as huge as the northern skies. A long time resident of Weyburn, where she lived more than half her life. Born in Weyburn on the family homestead, northwest of the city, Beryl attended West Weyburn, McTaggart and Weyburn schools before graduating as a teacher from Regina's Normal School. She first taught in Willow Bunch in the early 1930's and then at Schneider School (East Weyburn). In 1933, her mother Fanny passed away and she moved back to the farm to help her father Robert raise Arnold, Max, Doug and Dot. It was there she met her future husband William Hodder (Bill) and married in 1939. Son Doug was born in 1945 and daughter Marnie Lynn in 1949 and Beryl raised the family along with numerous stray cats and dogs and budgies, opened her house and her heart to families and friends as they moved from Weyburn to Edmonton, then back to Weyburn as her husband, a banker, was transferred around the prairies. The family lived in Pangman in the early 1950's, Edmonton from 1954-1964, and then retired to Weyburn where Hodder partnered with Doug Pulfer in Westburn Livestock. Later years took them to Victoria but again they returned to Weyburn and wintered in Arizona or Victoria. This past winter they moved to Langley, BC to be closer to their daughter's family. Predeceased by brothers, Arnold and Max and an infant brother Donald, Beryl is survived by her husband of 61 years, Hodder; daughter Marnie Lynn Selinger (Gregg) and their children Joel, Jeremy (Angela) and daughter, Taylin, Darcy, Shanna, Erin and Kristy Lee (formerly of Dilke); son, Doug of Saskatoon (his 'Little Friend' Jude) and his children Megan (Cory Ernst) and Melissa, of Saskatoon, and Shane of Vancouver and their mother, Christel Schoener-mann; brother Doug (Dot) of Weyburn; sister Dorothy (Jack Webb) of Saskatoon; sister-in-law, Nora Carey of Regina; sister-in-law, Vernie Pulfer of Weyburn; along with very special family friends, Mabel and Dr. Wally Nicholson also of Weyburn; and many extra special nieces and nephews. A member of Grace United Church in Weyburn, she was also a founding member of St. James United Church in Edmonton. For the past couple of years she fought a battle with Alzheimer's but still retained her humor and spirit. In most recent days she kept saying she wanted to go home to see her Mom and Dad, and on Friday she finally got her blessed wish. A memorial service was held Saturday at Fraser Hills Funeral Chapel in Surrey, BC. Arrangements are being made for a memorial service to also be held in Weyburn at an as yet to be determined date with family also sharing a celebration of Beryl's life later on the family homestead. Through the final days of Beryl's life Dr. Mitchell Fagan of Langley and the Four South nursing staff at Langley Memorial Hospital were extremely kind and supportive.
- Donald William McCowan took his last walk on the morning of June 13, 2011. Don was a devoted husband, kind and caring father, grandfather and great-grandfather. Don was born February 14, 1931 and grew up in Saskatoon with his eight brothers and sister He started work at Sask. Tel in the early 1950's when he met the love of his life Lucille in Humboldt who also worked for Sask. Tel. They were married in 1954 and Dad started his career with Sask. Power as a lineman. Those early years saw them move from Humboldt and then to Swift Current before he was put in charge of his first district office in Kayville in 1958. This started his 34 year history with the south central area of Saskatchewan as the company moved the office from Kayville to Crane Valley to Ormiston and then finally to Ogema in 1969. Ducey, as he became known, served the communities and farms of south central Saskatchewan ensuring that no one, no matter the weather, was ever without power for very long. Due to the locations of the offices and the size of the district he made many friends along his journey through the area from the Big Muddy valley to the salt mine at Ormiston through to the farms south of Avonlea and then east almost to Radville. During the years in the Ogema area, Don coached and played hockey, curled and golfed. In 1982 with the kids all off in different locations it was time to relocate to Weyburn and to take the cushy job in Weyburn where he could order all the young bucks around. As Dad was better at doing things than delegating, he found it was time to retire at the age of 55. Retirement gave him the time to enjoy golfing at the Weyburn golf club, walking and cross country skiing through the parks and the area surrounding the Souris medical center on the western side of Weyburn. Unfortunately a hip replacement meant that the golf clubs and skis were put away. He became a voracious reader and loved to discuss any number of topics over coffee with whoever was ready to listen to his opinion on life. Having taken steps to deal with his own challenges with alcohol, he also was only a phone call away for those that were seeking help in dealing with their own challenges. The family was extremely proud of his 30 plus years of sobriety. In recent years Don spent most of his time close to home. Unfortunately most recently, life's challenges took a hold of Dad in a way that none of us will ever fully understand. We only hope that he has found the peace that he requires. The family hopes that we will learn from the experience to ensure that we all take care of the most important things in life being family and friends, but most importantly our own health and well-being or seek the help we need to do that. The family wish to express to everyone their sincere thanks for all of the help they have received in this very difficult time. Weyburn should be extremely proud of the professional compassionate individuals that make up their police, fire, emergency and victim service units. Special thank you to Sgt. Dana Pretzer, Constable Shane St. John and victim services representative Marion MacDonald for their compassionate special efforts. The family also wishes to express a sincere thank you as well to the volunteers involved with the search efforts for Dad. All of your efforts did and do make a difference. Don leaves behind his wife of 57 years Doris Lucille, his daughter Dawn and her husband Blaine, and sons Jim, his wife Sayla, and Glenn and his wife Carin. Grandchildren who love their grandfather are Shanley, Christoper, Corey, Elise and Bryce along with Don's great-grandson Kyler. Don is survived by his sisters Isobel (Bill), and Marilyn (Bob), his brothers Fred and Wayne (Agnes) and numerous nieces and nephews. Don was predeceased by his father Frank, his mother Annabelle, his sister Kay, and his brothers Walter, Archie and Ken. As per Don's wishes, there will be no funeral. A private family service will be held at some future date after cremation services.
- Regina Margaret (nee Irwin). On Wednesday, February 17, 2010, Regina 'Margaret' McCracken of Weyburn passed away at the Radville Marian Health Centre at the age of 78 years. Margaret was predeceased by her parents, Carman and Grace Irwin; two brothers, Carmen and John, two sisters, Adela and Beryl, sisters-in-law, Mary and Hazel Irwin and brother-in-law, Don Lavoie. She will be lovingly remembered by her husband of 45 years, Don McCracken and their daughter, Elaine (Brian) Van Ryckeghem of Winnipeg and their two sons, Derek (Jenn) and their children Makana and Brison of the Philippines, and Jeff (Crystal) of Kentucky; brother, Al Irwin of Brandon, sisters, Joyce (Charlie) Johnston and Lola (Charlie) Hingtgen of Saskatoon, sister-in-law, Mary Irwin of Regina, numerous cousins, nieces, nephews, great nieces and nephews, and extended families. Margaret was born March 8, 1931 at Goodwater to Carman and Grace Irwin. They migrated by covered wagon as a family of four, when Margaret was four years old, from Goodwater to Porcupine Plains where she was raised. On June 27, 1964, Margaret became a farmer's wife when she married Don McCracken in Regina. They farmed at Dahinda for 45 years, where she enjoyed being involved in the Ladies' Circle. She was concerned about the widows and widowers in the community and would always have baking available to take to them. She volunteered as a canvasser for the Canadian Cancer Society for many years while living in the community. Margaret enjoyed quilting, cooking and baking, reading and collecting antiques. She was a loving wife, mother, grandmother and great grandmother and will be dearly missed by all she loved. A Memorial Service was held Saturday, February 20th, 2010 at 2:00 p.m. from Fletcher Funeral Chapel, Weyburn with Sylvia Fitzgerald officiating and Elaine Van Ryckeghem gave a tribute to her mom. Interment followed in Hillcrest Cemetery, Weyburn.
- James Carruthers. On Sunday, December 31, 2000, James Carruthers McDougald, late of Weyburn, passed away at his home at the age of 77 years. Predeceased by his father and mother, William and Minnie Ethel McDougald. James is survived by one brother, Keith McDougald of Kelowna, BC and one sister, Elsie Hale of London, ON; as well as several nieces and nephews. Jim was born January 23, 1923 at Sceptre, SK. He was in the Royal Canadian Air Force as a flying officer. He has lived in Weyburn since 1949. Jim enjoyed gardening and had many very large market gardens close to the Souris River in Weyburn. Funeral service was held 1:00 p.m. on Saturday, January 6, 2001 at Sceptre United Church, Sceptre, with Rev. Michael Webster officiating. Interment followed in Sceptre Memorial Gardens.
- Maxine (nee Ketter) McDougall of Surrey, BC passed away Jan. 27, 2007. Predeceased by her parents, Nick and Elsie Ketter, husband John McDougall, brothers-in-law, Frank Maracle, Glen McDougall, and Earl McDougall. Maxine will be lovingly remembered by her two sons, Dale and Randy (Ann) and two grandsons Brent and Glen McDougall, all of Surrey; two sisters, Pat Maracle of Scarborough, ON and Sylvia (Murray) Hoium of Weyburn; nieces: Vicky Lockyer, Scarborough, ON, Tami (Kevin) Reichert, Kindersley; nephews: Loni (Faye) Hoium, Weyburn, Aaron (Cheryl) Hoium, Selkirk, MB, and Cory Hoium, Weyburn; several great nieces and nephews, and great great nieces and nephews, and many cousins. Maxine was born July 20, 1925 at Weyburn. She received her education at rural schools in the Weyburn area and at the Weyburn Collegiate where she took a business course. She worked for several years in the office at the Weyburn Creamery. In November 1945 Maxine and Johnny were married in Weyburn where they resided until 1970 when they moved to Kamloops, BC and from there to Langley, BC to be closer to Dale, Randy (Ann) and their grandsons. We will miss you each and every day and memories of our loved one will remain in our hearts forever and will never be forgotten.
- John McDougall passed away at his home in Langley, BC on July 30, 2004, at the age of 81 years. He was born in Colgate on November 28, 1922. Predeceased by his parents Sandy and Annie McDougall, two brothers, Glen and Archie and one sister Mary Louise. John is survived by his wife of 58 years Maxine, two sons Dale and Randy (Ann) and two grandsons, Brent and Glen, all of Surrey, BC, one brother Earl (Joan) of Kamloops, BC, sisters-in-law Tillie McDougall, Winnipeg, MB, Pat Maracle, Toronto, ON, Sylvia (Murray) Hoium, Weyburn, and numerous nieces and nephews. John worked several years at Ford Motors in Weyburn. He then became a journeyman electrician and worked in the Weyburn, Alida, and Carlyle areas after forming J. C. Electric with his brother Earl. He was a member of the Weyburn Elks and had helped build the original building. He received his pilot's license at the Weyburn airport. John loved to restore antique radios and furniture and spent many hours in his greenhouse and garden. John and Maxine moved to Kamloops, BC in 1970 where he worked for BC Hydro. In 1986 they moved to Langley, BC, closer to their family. John will be sadly missed by his family and friends.
- M. Merle (nee Sills) McEachern passed away peacefully at the Weyburn General Hospital on August 31, 2000. Merle was born on October 26, 1921 on a farm near Glidden, SK. Her preschool years were spent in the Kindersley area and then in Cleveland, Ohio. The family returned to Canada in 1927 to Invermay, and they later moved to Handel where she completed her grade 12. Merle was then sent to teacher's college in Saskatoon and then taught in a one room school house near Handel for 1-1/2 years. She then decided that teaching was not for her. So, in September of 1943 she joined the women's division of the RCAF and was discharged in June 1945. She then worked for DVA as a receptionist and card clerk in Saskatoon for a year. By then she had decided to go back to university. With help from DVA and bursaries she took her BA in psychology and history back in Saskatoon, graduating in June of 1949. She then moved to Toronto and graduated with her Bachelor of Social Work. She had summer jobs at the Weyburn Mental Hospital during 1948 and 1949. It was there that she met her husband to be, Jerry McEachern, who was taking Psychiatric Nursing. They were married on August 11, 1950 and raised three children: Jean, Catherine and Tom. Merle worked for a couple of years when Jean and Catherine were young, but decided she would rather raise her family herself. She became very active in whatever her children were involved in. She started a preschool program on the block, she was a Brownie leader with her girls. She joined various clubs and organizations, including University Women's Club, bridge club, Home and School Association, Sooline Historical Society and was a member of the Board of the United Appeal. She was an advocate and arranged bus service for students living on the south hill so they could attend the new junior high school on the north side of town. Although very athletic as a child, her only sport was bowling as an adult. She raised her children in the United Church and taught Sunday School and was on the Board of Session for education. She then in later years helped to catalogue the church library. She had returned to the work force in 1968 to work as a librarian in order to help pay for her children's post secondary education. Some will remember her working at Knobby's Music Store. Following retirement, Jerry and Merle traveled extensively in the winters, until poor health prevented them from doing so. Merle suffered a heart attack and stroke in October 1999. She had not been well since. However, Jerry and Merle celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary on August 11, 2000, with family and a few close friends in attendance. Merle will be remembered as an intelligent lady, mother and wife with great compassion, wit, sense of humour, a bit of surprising silliness and lots of free advice. She was firm in her faith of our loving God. The family would like to thank Dr. McCallam and staff at the Weyburn General Hospital for their efforts in treating Mom. We'd like to thank all her friends and family for their support and gifts of love, flowers, cards, food and visits. A special thank you to neighbours Barb and Marlene for the lovely lunch. Thanks to Fletcher Funeral Chapels staff for their compassion and understanding. - Jerry, Jean and Brian, Catherine and Beattie, Tom and Shelly and families. Mabel Merle McEachern was predeceased by her parents, Roy and Emily Sills; brother, Roy Sills; grandson Steven Hunter and niece, Heather Sills. Merle is survived by her loving husband, Jerry McEachern of Weyburn; two daughters: Jean (Brian) Hunter of Kitscoty, AB and family, Chris and Melissa; Catherine (Beattie) Ramsay of Regina and son, Jonah; one son, Tom (Shelley) McEachern of Bakersfield, Calif. and their daughter, Lauren; one brother, Lloyd (Ruby) Sills of Edmonton; three sisters: Nina (Albert) Carter of Saskatoon; Inez (Al) Adams of Hamilton; and Vivian McCroary of Saskatoon; sister-in-law, Lenore Sills of Saskatoon; as well as numerous nieces and nephews. Funeral service was held Thursday, September 7 at 2:00 p.m. from Fletcher Funeral Chapels, Weyburn, with Marilyn Anderson Corkum officiating, organist April Sampson and soloist June Fletcher. Interment followed in Hillcrest Cemetery, Weyburn. Pallbearers were: Chris Hunter, Joe Lauf, Jonah McEachern, Jason Ustupski, Ken Obst and Peter Szuta. Lunch followed at Barb and Gary Hudson's home.
- Donald Aylmer. On Monday, June 19, 2000, Donald Aylmer McFadden passed away peacefully at his home with his family, friends and minister at his side. Don was 65 years of age. Predeceased by his father Harvey McFadden in 1966. Don is survived by his loving wife Linda; three daughters: Karen Caldwell and her children: Dustin, Lacey and Tifani; Kathy McFadden (Ian Carver) and their children: Madison and Kaelan; and Karla McFadden. He is also survived by his mother Mary McFadden; brother Douglas (Helen) McFadden; sisters: Doreen (Doug) Rice and Margaret Fraser; numerous brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law and many nieces, nephews, grand nieces and grand nephews. Don was born January 20, 1935, north of Weyburn. He received his schooling in Weyburn and was a member of the Soo Line Boxing Club where he won provincial honors. After finishing his schooling, he joined the Navy. After leaving the Navy, he returned to Weyburn where he met his future wife, Linda Reich. Linda and Don were married August 29, 1959 at Knox Presbyterian Church in Weyburn. Don worked at Safeways for 12 years before changing careers. He was then employed by Coghill Electric for 20 years until he retired for medical reasons in 1995. Don was an avid sports fan particularly of hockey. He was a staunch supporter of the Edmonton Oilers. He spent many evenings in his yard tending to his vegetable garden, flowers and lawn in the company of his faithful pets Tammy and Smokes. He also enjoyed playing bingo. However, his greatest passion was his family. There were many, many family gatherings at his home. Most recently Don and Linda celebrated their 40th wedding anniversary last summer. Family and friends attended from all over western Canada. Don spent generous amounts of time with his children and grandchildren and relished their company immensely. Funeral service was held at Knox Presbyterian Church on Friday, June 23 at 2:00 p.m. with Rev. John Ferrier officiating. Eulogies were given by Don's three daughters, and Amazing Grace was sung by Don and Linda's niece, Jenni Ference. Pallbearers were: Robert Rice, Brenda Rice, Shelley Borduzak, Neil Belanger, Blaine Caldwell and Jason Ustupski. Honorary pallbearers were: Joe Phillips, Henry Reich and Kim Fraser. Interment followed in Hillcrest Cemetery, Weyburn
- Dorothy Margaret (nee Erickson) McFadden passed away at the age of 94 on August 4th, 2009 at the Weyburn Special Care Home with her family by her side. She was predeceased by her parents, Erick and Florence Erickson; four sisters: Kay Buck, Winnie McDougal, Evelyn Shaw and Edna Lix and one granddaughter, Annette McFadden. Dorothy was born in Weyburn on February 7th, 1915. She married Russ McFadden on October 24th, 1933 and lived a happy 67 years with Russ and their ten children on the family farm north of Weyburn, until 1975 when they moved into Weyburn. She enjoyed planting and harvesting three large gardens, cooking, canning and sewing for her family. She loved to knit, embroider, do beadwork and other various crafts. Dot and Russ enjoyed going to old time dances, playing cards, doing puzzles together and spending time at White Bear Lake with their family. She belonged to the North Weyburn Homemakers and was a life time member of the Knox Presbyterian Church. Dorothy lived her life for her family and showed it everyday in the things she did for her husband, children and grandchildren. She was a great inspiration to all of us and will be greatly missed by her children: Shirley (Harold) Ward of Weyburn, Dorothy (Bob) Hack of Weyburn, Norma (Edgie) Halladay of Grasmere, BC, Lois (Glen) McLeod of Weyburn, Gail (Don) Neiszner of Weyburn, Joan (Doug) Hall of Taber, AB, Stan McFadden of Weyburn, Brenda (Dan) Klein of Brooks, AB, Marilyn (Doug) Hulbert of Elkford, BC, and Fran (Kevin) Birrell of Weyburn; 38 grandchildren, 63 great grandchildren and 5 great great grandchildren, as well as numerous nieces and nephews. Funeral Services were held Thursday, August 6th, 2009 at 2:00 p.m. from Knox Presbyterian Church, Weyburn with Rev. Ina Golaiy and Rev. John Ferrier officiating. Interment followed at Hillcrest Cemetery, Weyburn. Active Pallbearers were grandsons: Darryl Ward, Gary Hack, Kevin Neiszner, Randy Hall, John Klein, Stuart McLeod, Norman McFadden, Dwight Hulbert, Matthew Sanders and Robert Halladay. All grandchildren were considered Honorary Pallbearers.
- Elizabeth Ruth (nee Sherrick). It is with deep sorrow that we announce the sudden passing of our beloved wife, mother, sister, grandmother and great grandmother, Elizabeth Ruth McFadden. Predeceased by her parents, James and Eva Sherrick and one sister, Mary Sherrick; she leaves to mourn her loving husband of 56 years (H.K.) Pete McFadden, four daughters and two sons: Kathy McFadden of Regina (Kerri Thirsk, Jill Arnott, Shauna Archer); Pat Barber of Saskatoon (Jennifer and Erin), Wendy Tingle of Regina (Jane and Patrick), Judy McFadden of Saskatoon (Rob, Jeff and Melanie Shular), Jim McFadden of Weyburn, and Peter (Holly) McFadden of Estevan; great grandchildren: Kaleb and Annie Archer and Levi, Luke and Piper Thirsk; two sisters: Margaret (Peg) Learmonth of Edmonton, AB, and Kathleen (Nain) Bossons of Duncan, BC; sister-in-law: Margaret McKenzie and her husband Grant of Regina; nieces and nephews. Ruth was born in Weyburn in 1920 and attended school there. She met and married Pete McFadden in 1944 and together they raised their family of six on the farm north of Weyburn. Ruth devoted herself to her husband and family. She was a lifetime member of Knox Presbyterian Church, a dedicated member of the Burning Bush Circle, served two terms as president of Knox Women and two terms as president of the Moose Jaw Presbyterial and was a lifetime member of the Women's Missionary Society. She was also an associate member of the Royal Canadian Legion. She was a loving mother, proud of her children and their accomplishments. Over the years her many talents included sewing, millinery, knitting, baking and crocheting. She enjoyed many happy times with her grandchildren and was known lovingly as 'Granny.' She will be sadly missed by all who were privileged to know her. Funeral service was conducted by the Rev. John Ferrier, a dear family friend, from Knox Presbyterian Church, Weyburn, on January 17 at 2:00 p.m. Interment followed at Hillcrest Cemetery, Weyburn. Pallbearers were: Don Mass, Murray McGillivray, Ross Douglas, Jim Fairman, Gerry Murray and Doug Tincher.
- H. K. Pete. It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of our father, H. K. Pete McFadden on May 27, 2009 in his 88th year. Predeceased by his wife Ruth (nee Sherrick), his parents, Ernest and Jesse McFadden, his brother Murray and his wife Ruth and his sister, Margaret, and her husband Grant McKenzie. Pete is survived by his children Kathy McFadden of Weyburn and her family, Shauna (Tim) Archer, Kaleb, and Annie, Kerri (Darren) Thirsk, Levi, Luke and Piper, and Jill Arnott; Pat Barber of Saskatoon and her daughters Jennifer (Mark) Brayford, Hannah, and Hawkins; Erin Barber (Riley); Wendy Tingle of Weyburn and her children Jane (Leo) LeBlanc and Connor, Patrick (Lorinde) Tingle; Jim McFadden of Weyburn; Judy McFadden of Saskatoon and her family Rob and daughter Kassidy, Jeff Shular and Melanie Jamieson and her children Michael and Mercedes; Peter (Holley) McFadden of Estevan and numerous nieces, nephews and cousins. Dad was born Oct. 30, 1921 on a farm in the north Weyburn area. He was christened Harold Keith, but was known to all as H.K. Pete. He left school early to help with the farm work as was common in those days, but always wished he had been able to further his education. When WWII broke out he enlisted in the RCAF and began his training as an air frame mechanic in Mossbank. As fate would have it, Dad was severely injured in a gas truck rollover and explosion in Aug. 1942 which prevented his going overseas, which he always regretted. Pete and Ruth were married in 1944 and after a brief stint in British Columbia they returned to Saskatchewan and farmed for nearly 40 years on the Sherrick homestead northwest of Weyburn. They retired to Weyburn in 1983. Pete was a great advocate for public education and held the positions of trustee and chairman of the Weyburn School Unit No. 11 for 27 years. He was a long-time member of the Royal Canadian Legion Branch #47 and was awarded his 65 year pin in 2008. He served as president several times and worked tirelessly to improve the lives of veterans and their families and the citizens of Weyburn in general. He was also a lifetime member of Knox Presbyterian Church and served as an elder for many years. In addition to Dad's numerous other interests, farming was by far his greatest passion. He believed that farming was the noblest of all professions. He loved to be on the land for both seeding in the spring and harvesting in the falland he constantly watched the sky. Dad was a source of humor and innovation to his family when it came to his farmer fixes and never giving up on an item just because it was showing a little wear. After being active and involved all of his life, Dad's health declined but he persevered and remained hopeful to the end. Above all, he was a loving husband, a caring father, grandfather and great grandfather, and a friend to all. We love him and miss him, may he rest in peace.
- Russ. On Tuesday, January 2, 2001, Russ "N. R." McFadden, late of Weyburn, passed away suddenly at his home, at the age of 89 years. He was predeceased by his parents, Henry and Jean McFadden; brothers: Vern, Harvey, George and twin infant brothers; one infant granddaughter. Russ is survived by his wife of 67 years, Dorothy of Weyburn; his children: Shirley (Harold) Ward of Weyburn, Dorothy (Robert) Hack of Weyburn, Norma (Edgie) Halladay of Grasmere, BC, Lois (Glen) McLeod, of Weyburn, Gail (Don) Neiszner of Weyburn, Joan (Doug) Hall of Taber, AB, Stan McFadden of Weyburn, Brenda (Dan) Klein of Brooks, AB, Marilyn (Doug) Hulbert of Grasmere, BC and Fran (Kevin) Birrell of Weyburn; 38 grandchildren; 31 great grandchildren; two great great grandchildren; four sisters-in-law: Edna Lix of Weyburn, Evelyn Shaw of Regina, Winnie McDougall of Peterborough and Mary McFadden of Edmonton; as well as numerous nieces and nephews. Russ was born in Weyburn April 14, 1911 and was raised on the family homestead north of Weyburn. He married Dorothy Erickson, October 24, 1933. They lived and raised their family of one son and nine daughters on the farm until 1975 at which time they chose to reside in Weyburn until his passing. Russ was a hard worker on his mixed farm. He lead a large threshing crew, helping neighbours harvest their crops. With farming being his number one love he had time to enjoy his family, dancing, socializing, woodworking, playing games such as checkers, pool and cards. He loved to spend time with Dorothy putting puzzles together - always insisting there was a piece missing. He will be remembered for his good sense of humor and story telling. Russ was a trustee of the North Weyburn School Board, a volunteer with the Weyburn Telephone Company line. He was employed by the Department of Highways, maintaining Highway 35 north to the ten mile corner. He supplied the water and maintained the water pumps, which were located on his property, to the Weyburn airport. In October 1998, Russ and Dorothy celebrated their 65th wedding anniversary. At this time a presentation of the Century Family Farm Award was made to the couple in recognition of the farm being in the family for 100 years - something that Russ was very proud of. Funeral service was held on Friday, January 5, 2001 at Knox Presbyterian Church with Rev. John Ferrier presiding. Interment followed at Hillcrest Cemetery. Active pallbearers were grandsons: Darryl Ward, Gary Hack, Kevin Neiszner, Stuart McLeod, Norman McFadden and Matthew Sanders. All grandchildren were considered honorary pallbearers.
- Vera (nee Stapleford). On Sunday, December 19, 1999, Vera McFadden, late of Weyburn, passed quietly and peacefully away with her children, Janet and James, lovingly by her side, at the age of 89 years, seven months. Predeceased by her parents: Charles and Emma Stapleford; and her husband, George McFadden; and sisters and brothers: Sarah (Nance), Beatrice, Fanny, Winnifred, Ernest, John, Thomas, Victor and Oliver. Vera is survived by her loving children: Sharon McFadden (Bill Klassen) of Saskatoon; David McFadden of Durago, Colorado, Janet Drullette (Tim McDonald), and James (Dawn) McFadden of Weyburn; five grandchildren: Val, James, K.C. Drullette, Dylan McDonald and Kimberly McFadden; one brother-in-law: Russ (Dorothy) McFadden of Weyburn; as well as numerous nieces and nephews; and her little dog, one of her closest companions, Kaleigh. Vera Violet Gwendoline McFadden was born in Swindon, Wiltshire, England, on May 12, 1910, to Charles and Emma Jane Stapleford. Vera came to Canada on the ship Ausonia, which landed in Halifax, Nova Scotia on December 18, 1938. She lived in the Toronto area for about ten years, where she worked at an ammunitions plant. In 1948 she moved out to Weyburn to be with her sister, Sarah Anne Fey. While here, she met George McFadden, and they were married on January 6, 1951. They lived on a farm just north of Weyburn, where they farmed and raised their four children. In 1979 they retired from farming and moved into town. Unfortunately, they did not have long to enjoy their retirement together as George passed away on November 26, 1980. Vera was a quiet, generous, gentle soul, who was used to hard work and did more than her fair share of work demanded by life on a farm. She lovingly raised her four children, she separated milk, churned butter, tended the large gardens growing many of the family's vegetables, spent many long hours cooking, canning, cleaning, sewing and knitting, which she loved to do. There were many sweaters and outfits she knitted for her children and later her little grandchildren. Vera also attended many a bingo game with her best friend and companion, her daughter Janet. She enjoyed their nights out to bingo together, as well she did her family gatherings to Mom's (and Grandma's) for Sunday suppers, and it was something she found very difficult to have to give up in her later years, when deteriorating health made her have to give up her home, and move to the nursing home, where resided right up to her passing. A heartfelt thank you to all who cared for Mom in the last few years, her family appreciates it deeply for they loved her so much. Because of this we shall endure forever with you in our hearts. "God bless you, Mom." Funeral service was held Thursday, December 23 at 2:00 p.m. from Grace United Church, Weyburn, with Bill Corkum officiating minister. Interment followed in Green Acres Memorial Gardens, Weyburn. All those in attendance were considered to be honorary pallbearers. The active pallbearers were: Austin Fey, Desmond Fey, James Drullette, K.C. Drullette, Stan McFadden and David McFadden.
- Caroline Joan (nee Legin). On Wednesday, February 26, 2003, Caroline Joan McGillivray of Weyburn, passed away peacefully with her family by her side at the Kerrobert Palliative Care Hospital. Caroline was born April 5, 1946 in Weyburn, where she attended school and raised her family. She married Allan McGillivray in 1966 and together they raised five children and managed a small farm. Caroline was above all a devoted mother and grandmother. She was never happier than when surrounded by her family, and she embraced every opportunity to spend time with her grandchildren. She was committed to serving her community through her work with the Canadian Mental Health Association and the Weyburn Housing Authority. She particularly enjoyed her involvement with the church, the South Saskatchewan Hospital Board and Beta Sigma Phi. Caroline also enjoyed wheat weaving, baking, gardening and a good political discussion. Caroline will be remembered for her generous and giving nature. She happily helped anyone who was in need, opening her home to anyone looking for food and friendship. Caroline was predeceased by her husband Allan; brothers Frank and Walter James (Jim) Legin; and sister-in-law Isobel McGillivray. She was the devoted daughter of Michael and Annie Legin and the loving mother of Timothy (Cheryl-Ann) McGillivray, Heather (Duane) Weir, Mike McGillivray, Brian (Tracy) McGillivray, and Leah (Robert) Sidloski. She will be missed by her eight beautiful grandchildren: Lauren, Tanner, Braeden, Cianna, Allan, Owen, Mason and Anna. Caroline will also be dearly missed by her brother Ronald (Ron) Legin; sister-in-law Violetta (Vi) Legin; brothers-in-law Murray (Selly) McGillivray, Don (Edna) McGillivray, and Hugh McGillivray. Prayer service was held at 7:00 p.m. Friday, February 28 at St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church, Weyburn. Funeral service was held at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, March 1 at St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church, Weyburn, with Father Albert Schmitz officiating. Interment followed the service in Hillcrest Cemetery, Weyburn.
- Donald J. McGillivray, late of Weyburn, passed away on Saturday, December 10, 2005 at the age of 74 years. Don was predeceased by his parents, Archie and Jessie McGillivray; a sister, Isabell McGillivray and a brother, Allan McGillivray. He leaves to mourn his wife, Edna of Weyburn; his children: Jeanne (Jim) Large, Moose Jaw, Diane McGillivray, Victoria, BC, Shirley McGillivray, Regina, Cynthia McGillivray, Regina and Andrew (Patti) McGillivray, Edmonton, AB; seven grandchildren and three great-grandchildren; two brothers: Hugh McGillivray, Saskatoon and Murray (Selena) McGillivray, Radville; as well as numerous nieces and nephews. Don was born in 1931 in Weyburn and grew up on a farm north of town. He went to school at North Weyburn and graduated from Weyburn High School. In 1953, he married Edna Spence and moved to Port Alberni, B.C. where he worked in a pulp mill. The lure of the flat lands drew him back to the prairies. In 1955, he moved his family back to Weyburn were he worked as an electrician's helper and at the Co-op Lumber yard. After a few years, he went into business for himself as a bulk oil dealer. He spent 16 years driving all over the southern part of the province, expanding for awhile into farm machinery, then going back to just his bulk business. In the late 70's he developed allergies to the petroleum products so he left that business to manage the Weyburn theater. Shortly after that he added the billboard business and worked at both jobs. Health problems in 1990 moved him on to his retirement. Now he could do what he loved best, being a handy man and 'Mr. Fix It', always available to a friend who needed a helping hand. To his family, no job was ever too big or too small. He always came through to do it "his way". Don felt blessed to have five children, seven grandchildren, and three great grandchildren. He valued family above all else in his life. The Service of Remembrance for Donald (Don) J. McGillivray was held on Wednesday, December 14 at 11:00 a.m. at Grace United Church, Weyburn, with Gary W. Goran officiating. All in attendance were considered Honoray Pallbearers. "He was a man from an older generation who related well to all generations. A humorist, a teacher, an historian, a friend. His love of family was all encompassing and unconditional
- Mable Frieda (nee Grohn). On Monday, May 21, 2001, Mable Frieda McGowan, late of Weyburn, passed away at the age of 88 years. Predeceased by her husband, Norman McGowan; two sisters: Elsie Fellner and Emma Wedin; one brother, Milo Grohn; and one son-in-law, Paul Schneider. Mable is survived by her children: Jim (Hilda) McGowan of Weyburn; Lorna Barton of Weyburn and Joan Schneider of Regina; grandchildren: Brian (Lori) Barton and their children: Howie and Jake of Vernon, BC; Rob (Lori) Barton of Vernon, BC; Pam (Jim) Mark and their son, Brendan of Sandpoint, Idaho; one brother, Bill (Ruth) Grohn of Weyburn; one brother-in-law, Rollie Wedin of Weyburn; as well as numerous nieces and nephews. Mable was born July 15, 1912 at Weyburn to William and Daly Grohn. She grew up on her parents' farm with two sisters and two brothers. She worked as a Psych Nurse until her marriage on Sept. 14, 1934 at Weyburn to Norman McGowan. They lived at Paddockwood from 1934 to 1937 then Talmage 1937 to 1949, where Norman was a grain buyer. They then started farming in Hume. Mable was very interested in farm life. She loved her garden and flowers. She was very handy with her sewing machine and could mend anything. Mable's home was her pride and joy. She was an excellent cook and no one ever left her table hungry. She enjoyed the accomplishments and activities of her three grandchildren. Norman and Mable bought a house in Weyburn, but continued farming until Norman's passing in 1989. In 1994 Mable suffered a stroke and due to declining health, moved to Parkway Lodge in 1997, where she resided at the time of her passing. Funeral service was held Friday, May 25 at 2:00 p.m. from Knox Presbyterian Church, Weyburn, with Rev. John Ferrier officiating. Interment followed in Green Acres Memorial Gardens, Weyburn. All those in attendance were considered to be honorary pallbearers. The active pallbearers were: Rob Barton, Brian Barton, Jim Mark, Ken Helfrick, Darren Haupstein and Michael Haupstein.
- Phyllis (nee Waddell) Gibbs McGugan. It is with sadness that we announce the passing of our cherished mother, grandmother and great grandmother on Thursday, January 16, 2013. Our mother passed away peacefully with her daughter, Bev Kulach, and son, Bryan Gibbs, by her side. Phyllis McGugan was born June 13, 1922 and raised west of Weyburn by Jean and Jim Waddell and attended the West Weyburn School. She had many wonderful memories of life with her sisters: Hazel, Helene and Shirley. She married Roy Gibbs and they began their lives together on the farm in McTaggart. Life on the farm was tough, but many Saturday nights were spent relaxing with friends and family. Unfortunately, she lost her partner, Roy, in 1967. At this time, she moved to Weyburn with Bev and Bryan took over the farm. Mom was hardworking and very intelligent. She decided to earn her office education certificate at the Weyburn Vocational School and soon began to work. It wasn’t long, though, until Mom’s beauty was spotted by Dean McGugan who began courting her. They were soon married and had a great life together. Mom and Dean travelled extensively. Mom’s favorite destination was Hawaii. They also spent many winters in Victoria admiring the tulips. Mom held an active position with the Weyburn Hospital Auxiliary and Meals-on-Wheels. Both of these organizations were a definite tribute to her giving nature. Mom was predeceased by her parents, Jim and Jean Waddell, her sisters, Hazel Watts, Helene Watts and Shirley Russell, her husbands, Roy Gibbs and Dean McGugan, infant daughters, Connie and Gwendolyn, and her daughter-in-law, Linda Gibbs. Mom is survived by daughter, Beverly Kulach (Blair) and son, Bryan Gibbs (Karen). Her grandchildren, Christina Balkwill (Kevin Sirett), Stephanie Balkwill, Logan Balkwill (Janna Willis), Cassandra Neitz, Brent (Tracy) Gibbs and Doug (Jacquie) Gibbs, will always remember her abundance of love for them. She was very special and close to her great grandchildren, Micheala, Morgan, Ethan, Geneva, Devin, Kurtis, Bridget, and Katherine. Mom, you are our "sweetest flower that grows and none can compare with our wild Irish Rose". A Memorial Service was held Monday, January, 21 at 2:00 PM from Fletcher Funeral Chapel, Weyburn with Reverend John Ferrier officiating. Interment will follow at a later date.
- Agnes Ellen (neeChristopherson) passed away July 22, 2010. Predeceased by her parents, Clifton and Betty Christopherson. Agnes is survived by her children, Carolyn Williams (Lyle Mann), Terry (Roger) Johnson, Lori (Julius) Brown, Betty (Brian) Werstuik, Cliften (Shannon) Williams, Shirley (David) Mrychka, Lorne Williams; step-mother, Dorthy Christopherson; 22 grandchildren, 24 great grandchildren; extended family, Wayne (Deanna) Mabee, Dale (Penny) Mabee and Janice (Colin) Bakken. A visitation was held at 2:00 p.m. on Saturday, July 24, at Paragon Funeral Services, Regina. A private family Graveside Service was held at 10:30 a.m. on Tuesday July 27, at Hillcrest Cemetery in Weyburn.
- Kenneth Roy. On Friday, July 23, 1999, Kenneth Roy McHattie, late of Weyburn, passed away at home at the age of 58 years. Predeceased by his father, John McHattie; and one brother, John Edward McHattie. Ken is survived by his wife Marlene of Weyburn; his mother, Martha McHattie of Regina; one brother, Floyd (Eleanor) McHattie of Gladmar; two sisters: Ruby (Glen) Hoberg of Regina; and Jeanette (Wes) Dynna of Regina; one sister-in-law, Marion Barber of Regina; mother-in-law Anne Norman of Weyburn; three aunts; as well as several nieces, nephews and great nieces and nephews. Ken was born January 5, 1941 at Radville. He was raised on a farm and ranch and received his schooling at Minton and Gladmar schools. He spent many years working at construction in Regina and Weyburn, and lived in Gladmar, Regina and Weyburn. Ken was a cowboy at heart and loved to spend his time breaking horses and riding. He also enjoyed fishing and gardening. He loved and cared for people and animals, and was always interested in family, friends, neighbors and animals. Funeral service was held Tuesday, July 27, at 10:30 a.m. from Fletcher Funeral Chapel, Weyburn, with Capts. Gerald and Joyce McDonald officiating. Interment followed in Gladmar Cemetery. All those in attendance were considered to be honorary pallbearers. The active pallbearers were: Gary Schmidt, Robert McHattie, Les Hoberg, Chris Hoberg, Jayson McHattie and Clarence Schlacter.
- Louise Elizabeth (nee Hanna). On Friday, March 7, 2003, Louise Elizabeth McIlmoyl, late of Weyburn, passed away at Souris Valley Extended Care Centre, at the age of 91 years. Predeceased by her father and mother, Thomas and Louise Hanna; first husband, Hugh Tincher; second husband, Nelson McIlmoyl; and her brother, Tom. Louise will be lovingly remembered by her son, Derrick (Christine) Tincher of Calgary, AB and by her grandchildren: Morgan Tincher of Vancouver, BC and Jeffrey and Brendan Tincher of Calgary, AB; one sister Beverly (Met) Ukrainetz of Vancouver; one brother, Bud Hanna of Kindersley, as well as many nieces and nephews. Louise Elizabeth Hanna was born September 30, 1911 at Toronto, ON. She attended school to grade eight, worked through the great depression, and lived through two world wars. In 1939 Louise married Hugh Everett Tincher in Flin Flon, MB. They lived in Abbey, Spalding, Regina and for the past 55 years, she has lived in Weyburn. Hugh was a Veteran of WWII and Louise worked as House Mother at the Saskatchewan Hospital Nurses Residence. She was a member of Knox Presbyterian Church for at least 53 years and a member of the Legion Ladies Auxiliary and Alexandria Rebekah Lodge #14. She enjoyed social dancing, singing in church, making afghans, cooking and being with her grandchildren. Her family sums up their personal feelings by saying, "We will miss you mother, grandmother, mother-in-law and friend. The brightness of your smile and your hearty laugh and sense of humour will be with us always. You were the glue that held our extended families (the Hannas and the Tinchers) together. You will be missed." Funeral service was held Thursday, March 13, at 2:00 p.m. from Knox Presbyterian Church, Weyburn, with Rev. John Ferrier officiating. Interment followed in Hillcrest Cemetery, Weyburn. Honorary pallbearers were Pearl Little and Don and Fern Kunard. The active pallbearers were Greg Kingdon, Tom Hanna, her son, Derrick, and her grandsons, Morgan, Jeffrey and Brendan Tincher.
- Frances Gertrude Mary. On Saturday, August 9, 2003, Frances Gertrude Mary McIver passed away at the Weyburn General Hospital. Predeceased by her husband, Allan in 1987; her parents, John and Isabelle Edwards; sister, Isobel Hillary; son-in-law, Brian Kaufmann; sister-in-law, Pearl Palmer; brothers-in-law: Bill McIver, Bruce Palmer and Rev. Bill Hillary. She leaves to celebrate her life, her children: Shirley and Eddie Bartlett, John and Myrna McIver, Carol and Jim Gilchrist and Sharon Kaufmann; thirteen grandchildren who will treasure their time with their Grandma: Keith (Alyson) Bartlett, Colleen (Doug) Weimer, Cathy (Scott) Hill, Ron (Gail) Bartlett, Delinda (Jim) Onstad, Shelly (Dwayne) Holfeld, Korey McIver, Tracie (Greg) Kistner, Curtis (Kaela) Gilchrist, Bev (Monty) Poirier, Darren (Kelly) Ferner, Deana (Bob) Peterson, Devin (Amy) Ferner, as well as 27 great grandchildren; her sister-in-law, Hazel McIver; numerous nieces, nephews and her extended family and friends at Hill Top Manor. Frances was born on April 4, 1916 in Weyburn. She attended Assiniboia School and enjoyed playing basketball while attending Weyburn Collegiate. After graduating from Normal School in Regina, she taught at Glen Ewen and then Maxwell School. She met Allan and they settled on the farm where they raised their family. She was active in the Eastern Star and very involved with the United Church in Colfax and Weyburn. Frances and Allan retired from the farm at Colfax moving to Weyburn in 1980. She was a kind, compassionate friend to everyone. She will be greatly missed and lovingly remembered. Funeral Services were held at Grace United Church in Weyburn, SK on Tuesday, August 12, 2003 at 2:00 P.M. with Gary W. Goran officiating. Interment followed at Hillcrest Cemetery, Weyburn. The pallbearers were her grandsons: Keith Bartlett, Curtis Gilchrist, Ron Bartlett, Darren Ferner, Korey McIver and Devin Ferner.
- Corey Robert. The funeral service for the late Corey Robert McKay of Corning, Saskatchewan who died at Unity, Saskatchewan on October 6, 2002 at the age of 27, was held in the Corning Community Hall on October 10, 2002 with Lynette Callfas officiating. Cremation. Honorary bearers were Shane Campbell, Kevin Slimmons, Robbie Stajniak, Ray Jarvis, Robbie McKay, Josh Sim and Tyron Tangedal.Corey Robert McKay was born April 17, 1975 in Weyburn, Sask. He lived with his parents Norman and Joan on an acreage outside Weyburn until he was six. He attended Kindergarten and Grade 1 in Weyburn. In the spring of 1983 Corey and his parents moved to the Sim farm to begin a new life. Corey attended Corning School from Grades 2 to 12. During his time in school Corey took part in all school sports, including table tennis, hockey, and track. Outside school, Corey helped his Dad and Mom with farming and raising his baby sister, Tammy. He took part in hockey, ski-dooing, boating, fishing, hunting and 4-H Woodworking. After Corey completed Grade 12 he went to work with TSB Oilfield and then Ensign Drilling, whom he was working for at the time of his death. Corey also drove to the farm from Stoughton to help his Dad and Mom. Corey met Amber Piper in October of 1992. They were married in Corning on October 19, 1996. Their daughter, Aspen Heather Marie was born May 31, 1994 and Trustyn Keith Robert was born July 13, 1997. Corey and Amber resided in Stoughton until June 2001. Corey, Amber, Aspen and Trustyn moved to Grandpa and Grandma Mckay's farm. This was a coming home for Corey. The plans he made with Amber, his kids and Dad and Mom to work part-time and farm with his parents were coming to fruition. The life he had wanted and planned started to come together and he was happy. Corey in a few words was a quiet, dependable, helpful, loyal, generous and loving young man. He was devoted to his families. When Corey came home for time off and breaks from his job he spent his time with his wife, kids and parents doing the things that made them happy which made him happy. Corey also liked to spend time with his friends from around home and his friends at work. His family and all who knew him will sadly miss Corey. Predeceased by his mother-in-law, Margaret Dayman; paternal grandparents, Orval and Ann Sim; maternal grandparents, Bob and Agnes McKay; an uncle, Gary Sim; and an aunt, Shirley Owen, Corey is survived by his loving wife Amber; one daughter, Aspen; one son, Trustyn, parents, Norman and Joan McKay, Glenavon; one sister, Tammy McKay and her friend, Stephen West; and a sister-in-law, Angel Piper and her daughter, Taryn, Loon Lake; as well as his aunts, uncles, cousins and many friends.
- Alberta "Birdie" Louise (nee Pittman) was born in Regina on November 28, 1929. Within a year she relocated with her parents to Weyburn, where she lived for most of her life. She received her education from Weyburn Collegiate Institute and was in the Graduating Class of 1947. She was very active in sports, playing on the high school basketball team, excelled in speed skating and was on the City of Weyburn’s competitive swim team. She taught figure skating and was involved in the Rotary Carnival, not only choreographing and mentoring many young athletes of the day, but also designing the costumes for the annual event. She enjoyed bowling, but readily admitted that she wasn’t quite as good as other family members. Bertie’s work ethic was developed at an early stage in life, delivering newspapers, and working as an usher and ticket taker at the local theater. With the loss of her father in a tragic electrical accident, the task of helping her mother with the business and her siblings was added to her daily chores. Even with the addition of extra life duties, she was able to maintain a love for playing bridge. In fact, she was known to play bridge in school and restaurants. Occasionally she and her siblings would skip school, just to play the game. Playing cards remained a passion throughout her life. On February 19, 1949 she married Douglas McKenzie of Regina, Saskatchewan. They resided in Ft. MacLeod, Alberta, Humbolt, Watrous and Regina. They finally choose Weyburn in 1955 for the community in which they wished to raise their three children, Sandra “Sandy”, William “Bill” and Stuart “Stu”. Besides raising the family and working at Woolworths, Bertie honed her bookkeeping skills and obtained a position at the Weyburn Mental Institute, where she worked as a clerk, bookkeeper and secretary. She spent many years as the Executive Secretary until her retirement. She loved the outdoors, enjoyed camping, swimming, water skiing and boating, and spent many summers travelling to Northern Saskatchewan in pursuit of such activities. Birdie contributed to the development and success of Weyburn’s Pee Wee Hockey tournament, billeting players and turning her basement into a toque manufacturing operation. There was always a hub of activity at these times. She was an avid curler and although she had to retire from the sport due to arthritis, never gave up her love for the game. She enjoyed the sport so much that we children dare not call before checking that there was not a game in progress. Every year she made an attempt to attend a major event, even travelling to Red Deer, Edmonton and Regina to do so. Her love for the Riders and football was also indicated by the no call rule. She rarely missed watching the game. Birdie could be found playing crib and whist four times a week at the Legion and Senior Center. She liked to organize and made sure everyone who wanted to play would have the opportunity, whether that was finding someone a partner or making sure everyone had a means to get there. She also enjoyed and looked forward to her monthly casino bus to Regina and occasionally would take a trip to Carlyle, Moose Jaw, or Winnipeg, enjoying the camaraderie amoungst her friends. Birdie dedicated an insurmountable number of hours volunteering with the Royal Canadian Legion Ladies Auxiliary. She was a strong, committed member, attending meetings, helping out where needed (her fancy sandwiches were legendary) and serving on the executive. She held the position of President twice. She also was actively involved with the Weyburn Quota club for a number of years, holding numerous office positions in that club as well, including President. For over 25 years she volunteered for the Soo Line Boxing Club, contributing anywhere her skills were needed. Her thoughtfulness, compassion, willingness to help others, commitment to her friends and family were her strengths. She had an open door, open heart policy. Above all that, what she treasured most was our family. She loved playing silly card games, and looked forward to the laughter, joy and love that surrounded the kitchen table. She was our mentor, our matriarch, our friend, our rock and our MOM, and her legacy is living life to its fullest. She will be truly missed by her family, friends and community. Bertie was an original. A funeral service was held Saturday, November 5 at Grace United Church, Weyburn with Reverend M. Barnabas officiating. Interment took place at Hillcrest Cemetery, Weyburn.
- Jesse Jared. On January 28, 2000, Jesse Jared McKenzie passed away at the Regina General Hospital Neo Natal Unit. Jesse was born January 17, 2000 to Graham and Christie McKenzie of Weyburn, his sister Kaylee, and brother Shane. He is survived by his grandfather Don McKenzie of Goodwater, and grandparents, Leigh and Loretha Bowerin of Weyburn; as well as numerous aunts, uncles and cousins. Jesse was predeceased by one grandmother, Agnes McKenzie, twin cousins Brian and Brent McKenzie, and one uncle James Bowerin. Funeral mass was held Monday, January 31 at 2:00 p.m. from St. Vincent de Paul Roman Catholic Church, Weyburn, with Father Francis Hengen celebrant. Interment followed in Goodwater Cemetery, Goodwater. All those in attendance were considered to be honorary pallbearers.
- Eleanor M. McKinnon passed away peacefully in Regina, on Sunday, January 4, 2004 in her 92nd year. Predeceased by her brother, Keith McKinnon, and her sisters Margaret McKinnon and Ruth Estey. Eleanor will be greatly missed by her sister Jean Johnson of Regina, by her nieces Jane McKinnon, Gail MacNaughton and Ellie Pattillo of Toronto, ON and Ann Knight of Port Carling, ON, by her nephews Bill Estey of Toronto, ON, John Estey of Chicago,Ill, Paul Estey of Los Altos, California, the Rev. Matthew Johnson of Vancouver, BC and Keith Johnson of Regina, and by her cousins Sadie Lampard of Red Deer, AB and Neil Agnew of King City, ON. Eleanor was born and raised in Weyburn, where she attended Assiniboia Elementary School and Weyburn Collegiate. Eleanor then attended Brandon College in Manitoba and graduated in 1942 with a McMaster University Bachelor of Arts Degree. Following graduation, Eleanor returned to Weyburn where she worked for one year in the McKinnon family's department store and then as private secretary to the Medical Director of the Weyburn Mental Hospital. In 1944, Eleanor was asked by the Hon. T. C. Douglas, P.C., the then newly-elected Premier of Saskatchewan, to serve as his private secretary. Eleanor readily accepted and served in that capacity for almost 40 years until Mr. Douglas's retirement, first in Regina while he was Premier, then in Ottawa, ON while he was leader of the New Democratic Party and Member of Parliament for Cowichan - The Islands. Eleanor returned to Regina in 1983, after her retirement, where she golfed at the Wascana Golf Club, cheered her beloved Roughriders and travelled with friends and family. Eleanor will be greatly missed by her great nieces and nephews, whose birthdays she always remembered and in whose lives she took a keen and loving interest. Eleanor will also be missed by the many friends she made in Ottawa where she enjoyed skating on the Rideau Canal and performances at the National Arts Centre. Eleanor made friends wherever she went as they came to know and appreciate her wonderful sense of humour, her keen intellect and her remarkable range of interests. Eleanor was well-known for writing notes and letters (in her lovely script and with her memorable turns of phrase) which were very rarely discarded, kept for a later re-reading. Eleanor very much enjoyed her involvement in international foster parent programs where, over several years, she sponsored foster children in various foreign countries. Her wonderful generosity of spirit also extended to a program established to assist homeless children in Toronto. A service to celebrate Eleanor's life will be held in Regina on Saturday, January 10 at 11:00 a.m. at Speers Funeral Chapel, 2136 College Avenue. Following a reception, interment will take place in the family plot in Weyburn.
- Margaret, on Wednesday, May 12, 1999 in her 87th year, lovingly cared for at Parkview Lodge. Predeceased by her brother, Norman Keith McKinnon, Mar will be greatly missed by her sisters Eleanor McKinnon of Regina, Ruth (Willard) Estey of Toronto, and Jean Johnson of Regina. She is remembered with great affection by her nieces, Ellie Pattillo, Jane McKinnon and Gail MacNaughton of Toronto and Ann Knight of Port Carling, ON; and by her nephews, Bill Estey of Toronto, John Estey of Chicago, and Paul Estey of California, and by the Reverend Matthew Johnson of Vancouver and Keith Johnson of Regina. Also saddened by her death are her many great nephews, great nieces, cousins and friends in whose lives she always took great interest. Mar grew up in Weyburn, graduated with a McMaster University Bachelor of Arts degree from Brandon College and worked for a time in her father's department store before joining the Saskatchewan Public Service. There she served as private secretary to a number of cabinet ministers in successive Saskatchewan governments. Mar enjoyed her work, playing golf and curling, and in later years, being an armchair coach for the Roughriders, Sandra Schmirler and team, and the Toronto Blue Jays. As one who enjoyed life at all times, Mar's trademark was her constant good nature. A gentle, loving person, she was a dear friend who will be sorely missed by all who knew her. A service to celebrate Mar's life was held Tuesday, May 18 at 11:30 a.m. in Speers Funeral Chapel, Regina, with the Rev. Henry Friesen of First Baptist Church officiating. Following a reception, interment took place in the family plot in Weyburn.
- Doris June (nee Devenny). Peacefully on January 30th at the Concordia Hospital, June passed away at the age of 83. Mom will be sadly missed by her loving and caring husband Eric of 58 years, daughters, Margaret (Roy) Douglas of Winnipeg, Shelia (John) Boyd of St Albert, AB. Grandchildren, Paul (Allyson) Rowe, Tracy (Jayson) Ambrose, Jennifer Boyd, Graeme Boyd and five great-grandchildren. Also lovingly remembered by her brother Guy (Leona) Devenny of Saskatoon, SK. June was predeceased by her parents, Guy and Lillian Devenny as well as her daughter Barbara in 1996. Mom was born in Weyburn Sk. On June 24th 1919. After graduation she joined the RCAF serving four years in the Communications division. Mom met Dad in Winnipeg while both in the service and were married on D-day June 6th 1944. They enjoyed 58 wonderful years together. At June's request, cremation has taken place. A family interment will take place at a later date.
- Kenneth Clarence, late of Weyburn, passed away Monday, August 31, 2009 at the age of 95 years. Ken was predeceased by his parents, Dan and Vida McLane, sister, Lois (Dwight) Litschke. Ken is survived by his wife, Joan McLane, Weyburn, children, Margaret "Peggy" (Cliff) Halladay, Regina, Elizabeth "Liz" (Gerald) Walkeden, Tribune, Lorna (Osvaldo) Montanini, Regina, grandchildren, Jennifer (Scott) and daughter Natalie, Nancy Lizuck, Jeff (Joanne) and son Nathan, Kyle (Michelle) and daughter Sophie, Erin (Mike), Kristopher and Miranda Montanini, two nephews, Gary (Helene) Litschke, Calgary, AB, Ron "Willie" Litschke, Halbrite. Memorial Service was held Friday, September 4, 2009 at 10:30 a.m. from Grace United Church, Weyburn with Rev. M. Barnabas, officiating. Interment followed at Green Acres Memorial Gardens, Weyburn.
- Barbara (nee Folk) Folk McLeod. On Monday, October 4, 1999, Barbara Folk McLeod, (nee Folk) passed away at Weyburn Special Care Home at the age of 96 years. Predeceased by her first husband, John Folk in March 1964; her second husband, Thomas McLeod in April 1997; four brothers and one sister. Barbara is survived by two daughters: Joyce (Peter) Lach and Sylvia (Bernard) Brezinski; eight grandchildren: Brian (Karen) Lach, Danita Lach (Shane), Warren Lach, Kelly (Susan) Brezinski, Sherry (Doug) Dreis, Tim (Maryann) Brezinski, Denise (Rennie) Zazula and Krista (Don) Guillemin; as well as nine great grandchildren. She also leaves to mourn Pat and Marie McLeod and their family, and Susan and Eric Schmidt (nee McLeod) and their family. Barbara was born in Odessa, Russia and immigrated to the Mariental district in Saskatchewan with her parents at age seven. She attended school and at an early age went to work for her parents at home and for other immigrants, having to learn to cook and clean very young. She often spoke of the rationing of food at this time of her life. Barbara married John Folk in 1920 near Dilke, SK and they farmed in the Pense district for 23 years, in the Qu'Appelle district for 3 years and then in the Oungre district, semi retiring to the village of Oungre and later retired to Weyburn. John passed away in 1964 and Barbara married Tom McLeod in 1969 and they lived in Weyburn until Tom's passing in 1997. Barbara loved to cook and everyone knew her for her great apple pies. She also did crochet work, but only very few pieces were sold. Most everything she made was given away. Visiting was also a main part of Barbara's life, and she was always ready to lend a helping hand. She loved children and did babysit for a living for many years. She babysat for other people at any time of the day or night, helping out for people who were involved in various community activities. She was a faithful parishioner in the Pense Roman Catholic Church, Qu'Appelle Roman Catholic Church and later Tribune and Weyburn. She was involved at all church functions and activities. Prayers were said Tuesday, Oct. 5 at 7:30 p.m. from Fletcher Funeral Chapel, Weyburn, with Mary Ann Seitz Lay Presider. A memorial service was held Wednesday, October 6 at 2:00 p.m. from Fletcher Funeral Chapel, Weyburn, with Mary Ann Seitz officiating. Interment followed in Hillcrest Cemetery, Weyburn. All those in attendance were considered to be honorary pallbearers.
- Cameron Earl. On Wednesday, April 11, 2001, Cameron Earl McLeod, late of Weyburn, passed away at the Weyburn General Hospital at the age of 74 years. Predeceased by his parents, William Earl McLeod and Mary Annabelle (Brodie); two children in infancy: Mark and Mary; one grandchild, Terry Cameron McLeod; two brothers: Murdock McLeod and Alexander McLeod; one brother in infancy; as well as two brothers-in-law: Elmer Tytlandsvik and Edmund Bangsund. Cameron is survived by his loving wife of 51 years, Doris Lucille (Scott) McLeod and their six children: Christine (Omer) Marcotte of Torquay, Dwight (Bonnie) McLeod of Edson, AB; Thomas (Darlene) McLeod of Saskatoon, Elton (Darla) McLeod of Regina, Veronica (Glenn) Fradette of Regina and Kelly (Michelle) McLeod of Regina; 15 grandchildren: Shelly (Wayne) Horvarth, Theresa (Jason) Stepp, Blake, Wanda, Jonathon, Patricia, Riley, Melissa, Mandy, Alana, Laura, Rebecca, Patrice, Dylan and Eric; two great grandchildren: Michael and Myles; four sisters: Wilma Tytlandsvik, Margarette Bangsund, Jean (Hughie) Smythe and Arlene McLeod; one sister-in-law, Hilda McLeod; and one aunt, Clara McLeod of Radville. The youngest son of William and Annabelle McLeod, Cameron Earl McLeod was born September 29, 1926 at the family home in Maxim. Cameron completed his grade nine education at the Maxim school. To aid his work on the family farm, he took a course in motor mechanics in Regina. He continued to work alongside his dad and two brothers, operating the family farm. In 1946, Cameron met a country school teacher, Doris Scott, and three years later, on July 10, 1949, they were married. This union brought six children. Over the next 44 years, Cameron worked hard to provide a good life for his wife and children. In 1993, Cameron and Doris retired to Weyburn. Once settled in Weyburn, Cameron started his new found hobby of wood working. His carpentry work was meticulous and his family was justly proud and they continue to display his wonderful work in their homes. Cameron enjoyed the many visits made by family and friends. Cameron was a source of joy for all and was always able to make you laugh. He was a generous man and always gave to those in need. Funeral service was held Saturday, April 14 at 10:30 a.m. from Grace United Church, Weyburn, with Rev. Mary Beer officiating. Interment followed in Maxim cemetery. Active pallbearers were: Dwight McLeod, Elton McLeod, Omer Marcotte Thomas McLeod, Kelly McLeod and Glenn Fradette. All those in attendance were considered to be honorary pallbearers.
- Christena (nee Shiel) McLeod. It is with great sadness that we announce the peaceful passing of our beloved mother, grandmother and great grandmother on Friday, April 25, 2008 at the age of 88 years. Christena was predeceased by her husband, Lloyd McLeod; her parents, John and Winnifred Shiel; two sisters: Dorothy Marr and Gwen Robinson; three brothers: Elward, John and Doug Shiel. Christena is survived by her children: Judy McLeod, Weyburn, Peggy (Doug) Bukowski, Calgary, AB and their children: Lisa (Brent) Gacek, Chicago, IL and their son [Liam], Cindi (Kevin) Garren, Los Angeles, CA; Fay (Don) Schmidt, Weyburn and their children: Donna (Kevin) Medwed, Medicine Hat, AB and their sons [Logan and Colton], Scott Schmidt, Weyburn, and Mark Schmidt (Jill Dixon), Yellow Grass; Jamie (Anne) McLeod and their children: Chris, Erin and Kayla all of Saskatoon; two sisters: Beatrice Burke, Victoria, BC and Janet Bradley, Lethbridge, AB; one brother, Jim (Eva) Shiel, Grande Prairie, AB; two brothers-in-law: Garth (Lillian) McLeod, Peachland, BC and Gordon (Sharon) McLeod, Edmonton, AB; two sisters-in-law: Myrle McLeod, Regina and Corinne Shiel, Oakbank, MB; as well as numerous nieces and nephews. Christena was born on the Storthoaks family farm November 7, 1919 and attended the Protestant Separate School in that area. She married Lloyd McLeod in 1948 and raised their four children in Weyburn. Christena taught school for many years in Trossachs and later in Weyburn. She was very active in the Grace United Church, Legion Ladies Auxiliary and Superannuated Teachers. We will always remember her loving and caring devotion to her family. Her positive attitude will forever be an inspiration. The funeral service for Christena was held on Wednesday, April 30, at 2:00 p.m. at Grace United Church, Weyburn, with Rev. Mohandas Barnabas officiating. The active pallbearers were Scott Schmidt, Mark Schmidt, Chris McLeod, Neal McLeod, Ivan Ashton and Don Marr. Interment followed at Hillcrest Cemetery, Weyburn.
- Joseph Patrick "Pat". On Monday, September 15, 2008, Joseph Patrick "Pat" McLeod of Weyburn passed away at the Regina General Hospital at the age of 74 years. Pat was predeceased by his mother & father, Lillian and Thomas McLeod and his granddaughter, Joie Lynne McLeod. Pat is survived by his loving wife of 52 years, Marie McLeod of Weyburn; and their five children, Clayton of Saskatoon, Robert (Liane) of Weyburn and his children, Starla and Kale, Joe (Deanne) of Weyburn and their children, Justin, Natasha and Brandie, Wanda (Gerald) of Katepwa Lake and Monica of Stoughton; 6 great grandchildren and one sister, Susan (Eric) Schmidt of Francis as well as numerous nieces, nephews, relatives and friends. Joseph Patrick McLeod was born September 28, 1933 in Saskatoon to Lillian and Thomas McLeod. The family moved to Centerville, Ontario during War II. He started school in Ontario then continued his education at Weyburn when the family moved here in 1945. On April 23, 1953, Pat married Marie Hintz at St. Vincent de Paul Roman Catholic Church in Weyburn. He worked for the Canadian Pacific Rail for 9 years, at Souris Valley Extended Care Centre for one year, then as janitor of the Weyburn Comprehensive School for 37 years. Just prior to Pat's retirement in 1998, he was dressed in cap and gown for the Grade 12 Graduation where he received his honorary high school diploma. Pat was a long time member of the Saskatchewan Wildlife Federation and a 35 year member of the Royal Canadian Legion, Branch #47, Weyburn. In earlier years, Pat enjoyed smoking his pipe. He enjoyed camping with his family each summer and continued this through retirement when he and Marie travelled in their motor home. His many hobbies included fishing, camping, hunting, painting houses and woodworking. Most important to Pat were his wife Marie and their children, grandchildren and great grandchildren. Those who were lucky enough to meet Pat, loved him. Prayers were said Wednesday, September 17, 2008 at 7:30 p.m. from Fletcher Funeral Chapel, Weyburn. The Funeral Mass was held Thursday, September 18, 2008 at 10:30 a.m. from St. Vincent de Paul Roman Catholic Church, Weyburn with Fr. Gerry Bauche officiating. Interment followed in Hillcrest Cemetery, Weyburn. The Active Pallbearers were: Dale Hintz , Peter Hintz, Kevin Hintz, Andy Thome, Justin McLeod and Kale McLeod.
- Lenora Ione (nee Anseth) McLeod of Weyburn, SK passed away peacefully at the Weyburn General Hosptial, on November 22, 2008. She was predeceased by her parents, husband Lawrence, son Terry, sisters Alice McEachern and Wilma Anseth and brothers Leonard and Duane Anseth. Lenora will be lovingly remembered by her sons: Myron (Sandy) McLeod and their daughter, Trisha; Keith McLeod and his children, Trevor (Donna) great grandson, Alec and Jennie; Don (Irene) McLeod and their children, Kelly-Ann and Danielle; Ron McLeod (Barbara Kopec) and his children, Kandas and Marla (Chris) Thurmeier and step-children, Anthony (Bryn) Kopec, great granddaughter, Dayton and Nathan Kopec; sisters: Myrtle Doud, Bertha Gunderson, Dene (Donald) Temple, Myrna Stadnyk (Earl Van de Sype), Beverley (Gene) Toso; sister-in-law Mary Anseth; a dear daughter-in-law, Arla McLeod, as well as numerous nieces, nephews, relatives and friends. Leonora was born April 2nd, 1928 in a small farmhouse in the Lake Alma/Radville area as the 6th of 10 children. She attended Lein School until Grade 8 and got her grades 9 and 10 by correspondence. Paying room and board, she completed her grade 11 and 12 in Radville. Lenora attended Normal School in Moose Jaw for 6 weeks to receive a teaching certificate. She taught a year at Romford School (north of Bromhead). Lenora and Lawrence married July 25, 1948. they had five sons: Terry, Myron, Keith, Donnie and Ronnie. Lenora and Lawrence enjoyed life with dancing, visiting and playing cards with the neighbours, trips to the coast and a trip to England. Lenora enjoyed sewing (the twins had matching outfits!), baking, ceramics and quilting. Lenora knew what the word tragic meant with the fatal accident of their son Terry and then the sudden passing of her husband, Lawrence. Lenora persevered during this troubled time drawing on the strength of her sisters, family and friends. Lenora moved to Weyburn in 1983. She took a special care aide course and worked for Home Care for 10 years. Living in Weyburn brought new friendships and new activities. Baking bread was a love of Lenora's. Family and friends always got a loaf of bread. She received first place at the Wheat Festival. Lenora enjoyed cribbage at the Elks and at the Legion and she became more involved with the Lutheran Church. There was always a "quilt on the go" sharing the work with her friends. She also received first place for one of her lonestar quilts. Lenora and the 'golden girls' would get together for each of their birthdays and have a full day celebration with lunch, card playing and supper. As her sons got married, along came the grandchildren. She loved them so much and enjoyed baking for them. As the grandchildren graduated from high school she quilted a lonestar quilt for each of them with their school colours. Even as her health started to fail, she tried to remain as independent and active as possible thus starting her aquasize classes and 'Tops'. As a resident of the Weyburn Special Care Home she would participate in most activities. One of Lenora's last outings was a trip to Myron's farm in August for a family barbeque. Everyone who knew Lenora knew how she loved a good joke and making lefsa! Could we ever roll it this enough? She will be lovingly remembered and sadly missed by all she knew and loved. A Memorial service for Lenora was held on Saturday, November 29 at 11:00 a.m. from Zion Lutheran Church, Weyburn with Pastor Martin Olson officiating. Interment followed in Maxim Cemetery, Maxim.
- Lillian (nee Jordan). On Wednesday May 21, 2003, Lillian McLeod, late of Weyburn, passed away at the age of 81 years. Predeceased by her father, Roy Jordan in 1957; her mother Alice Jordan in 1995; twin baby brother, Leslie in 1922; brother Donald in 1964; brother-in-law, Leslie McLeod and sister-in-law, Jenny Jordan. Lillian will be lovingly remembered by her husband of 59 years, Hugh McLeod of Weyburn; son, Carman (Linda) McLeod of Weyburn and their children: Darin (Leona) of Saskatoon and Shelley (Chad) Baudria of Weyburn; three sisters: Marjorie, Frances and Gertrude (Fred) LaRocque; two brothers: Murray Jordan and Clarence (Olive) Jordan; sister-in-law, Bernice; as well as numerous nephews and nieces. Lillian was born on the family farm near Delight, in the R.M. of Lomond #37 on March 11, 1922. She attended Delight School until age 11, then went to Colgate for the rest of her schooling, completing Grade 12. As a young person, Lill liked to play softball and curl. She was brought up on the family farm, and loved to dance and attended many fun dances at Riverview School. When her family moved to Tribune, she stayed in Colgate where she was employed as a housekeeper for various people, and then worked at the Co-op store in Colgate. On August 5, 1944, Lill married Hugh McLeod at Weyburn. She then took up full time wife and later mother, positions she kept until her passing. Hugh and Lill lived on his family farm in Lomond, 34-5-14, until 1949, then moved to the McCuaig farm at Worcester. In 1962 they moved to their own farm, 23-9-13, at Talmage where they resided until 1982 when they moved to Weyburn. Lill enjoyed curling with Dagney Kradoville, Sophie Pederson and Mickey Nelson, all of whom have predeceased her. They enjoyed many a bonspiel. She especially enjoyed her knitting and crocheting, having her sweaters go as far away as California. She entered many things in the fair and won many ribbons. Lill raised chickens, and fed many with her home cooking and baking. Lill's home was always open to her friends and neighbours. She helped with lunches and kept various school teachers, one of whom became a permanent neighbour. Lill and Hughie attended square dancing for many years. They also carpet bowled at Rainton School. Lill was baptized at the Methodist Church at Delight, then became involved with the Talmage United Church. She moved to Souris Valley Extended Care Centre on February 7, 2003 until May 18, 2003 when she was transferred to the Weyburn General Hospital where she passed away on Wednesday, May 21, 2003. Funeral service was held Saturday, May 24 at 2:00 pm from Grace United Church, Weyburn, with Gary W. Goran officiating minister. The eulogy was given by Faye Ferner. Interment followed in Green Acres Memorial Gardens, Weyburn. Pallbearers were: Dick Tollefson, Edward Pretty, Ken Evans, Mike Fellner, Cliff Tollefson and David McLeod.
- Catherine "Cathy" Napier (nee Buchanan) passed peacefully into eternal rest with her Lord December 17, 2004 at the age of 83. Predeceased by her parents, John and Catherine Buchanan and her husband, Robert in 2003, she is lovingly remembered by her daughter, Catherine (Barry) Shiells, Yorkton and grandchildren, Jennifer, Andrea (Clint Maduck) and Kirsten; and her son, John (Dorothy) McMillan, Balgonie and grandchildren, Ian, Cathleen and Angus. Catherine was born December 1, 1921 in Sunderland, Co. Durham, England to John and Catherine Buchanan. When she was six years old, the family - now with little brother, John, moved to Dovercourt, Essex. They bought a house at #17 Lime Avenue and it was known for the vast array of flowers and roses her father grew. They also had a fish pond in the back yard which had goldfish year round. Her dad was employed at the harbour as a food inspector, inspecting the ships as they docked from Europe. Catherine loved the seaside and became a great competitive speed swimmer and played water polo as a young girl. Following school she worked in the shipping office in Dovercourt and also with the Red Cross setting up first aid posts. In the summer of 1940 the family had to leave Dovercourt due to the threat of invasion. The navy took over the harbour and there was no work. They left their home and moved to St. Helens, Lancashire. Here Catherine (also known as Buckie) worked in the medical department, the air raid precaution office and also in the TB clinic X-ray department for the Health Department. Catherine came to Canada in 1948. She had been writing to Robert McMillan of Weyburn as a pen friend and they met when he served overseas. Arriving in Weyburn she stayed with her aunt Bella (Isabelle) Haswell (her mother's sister) and in August of 1948 she married Robert McMillan at Calvary Baptist Church. Together they had two children, and not breaking tradition, named them Catherine in 1953 and John in 1958. Catherine was an amazing seamstress and sewed all the clothes for her young family and her English smocking adorned many beautiful dresses. Her knitting was equally "perfect" and the speed of those needles made you wonder how she didn't drop a stitch from the intricate patterns she made. She was devoted to her family but also enjoyed having a career outside the home. She worked at both the South East Regional Library and Weyburn Public Library for many years. Her abilities as an organist took her through the doors of many Weyburn churches and nursing homes if they needed someone to play. She also played for many years for Ferguson's Funeral Home. In the early 70's she agreed to fill in "temporarily" at Knox Presbyterian Church playing the wonderful pipe organ. This became her "life" as organist and choir director for some 20 plus years. During the late 1990's Catherine's memory began to slip and it became apparent that her ability to remember present day activities was failing. In the fall of 1999 Catherine was diagnosed with breast cancer and the subsequent surgery followed by chemotherapy left her extremely frail. In October 2000 she fell and severely broke her left arm. In November 2000, unable to return home, she was hospitalized at Souris Valley Extended Care and gradually, with exceptional loving care from the staff on 1BS her health improved and her arm healed. Souris Valley became Catherine's permanent home and she was always very happy and cheerful. In her mind she was "working" and helping out just as she had done in the clinics during the war. At the age of 83 Catherine quietly, peacefully, slipped away and all who knew and loved her will miss her dearly. Funeral service was held on Tuesday, December 21, 2004 from Knox Presbyterian Church in Weyburn, with Reverend John Ferrier officiating. The organist, Tanis Thomas, led the congregation in the singing of the hymns. The interment followed in Hillcrest Cemetery with John McMillan, Ian McMillan, Barry Shiells and Clint Maduck serving as casket bearers.
- Robert 'Bob' McMillan, beloved husband of Catherine McMillan of Weyburn, passed away peacefully on Tuesday, April 29, 2003 at the Souris Valley Extended Care Centre, Weyburn. He was 86 years of age. Robert was born on May 5, 1916 in Wynyard, the son of Robert and Florence (nee Plummer) McMillan. Sadly, his mother passed away within days of his birth. As an infant Robert was raised by the McLennan family in Wynyard until he moved with his father to a farm south of Estevan. In 1926 the family moved to Weyburn, where he has since resided. Robert received his education at Assiniboia School and the Weyburn Collegiate. During his high school years, he was active in many sports, especially track and field. Following service overseas during World War II, Robert was united in marriage to Catherine Buchanan on August 14, 1948. They were blessed with two children, Catherine in 1953 and John in 1958. Over the years Robert was employed with the Saskatchewan Hospital as a psychiatric nurse and later with the Weyburn Co-Op Association until his retirement. Robert was an active member of the Knox Presbyterian Church in Weyburn. Robert loved to sing and expressed his faith by singing with the choir, an activity he continued until just the last few months. Robert was a solitary, private man who will be remembered by family and friends for his humble nature and quiet ways. Robert was predeceased by his mother, Florence; his father, Robert; his step-mother, Hanna; his sister, Florence and numerous aunts and uncles in Canada and England. He is lovingly remembered by his wife, Catherine; his daughter, Catherine (Barry) Shiells of Yorkton; his son, John (Dorothy) McMillan of Balgonie; his grandchildren, Jennifer Shiells of Regina, Andrea and Kirsten Shiells of Yorkton, Ian, Cathleen and Angus McMillan of Balgonie; his sisters, Belle of Thunder Bay, ON, and Dee of Toronto, ON, as well as many nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends. Funeral service was held on Monday, May 5, from Knox Presbyterian Church in Weyburn, with Reverend John Ferrier officiating. The organist, Tanis Thompson, led the congregation and members of the parish choir in the singing of the hymns. The interment followed in the Hillcrest Cemetery with John McMillan, Ian McMillan and Barry Shiells serving as casket bearers.
- Dennis. On Saturday, November 24, 2001, Dennis McNaughton, late of Weyburn, passed away at Souris Valley Extended Care Center, at the age of 74 years. Predeceased by his parents, Dougald and Eileen McNaughton; an infant son, William Dougald McNaughton; an infant brother, Terry McNaughton; as well as two brothers-in-law: Roger Morey and Joe Cherasia. Dennis is survived by his loving wife, Jean McNaughton of Weyburn; his children: Danny (Joan) McNaughton of Eastend; Mary (Farhad) McNaughton of Vancouver, BC; Margaret (Rob) Austin of Moosomin; Patricia (Mitch) Meyer of North Carolina; Jim (Melody) McNaughton of Weyburn; Cathy (Steve) King of Wetaskiwin, AB; and Judy McNaughton of Estevan; 14 grandchildren; two sisters: Genevive Morey and Colleen Cherasia, both of California; as well as numerous nieces and nephews. Dennis McNaughton was born in Drinkwater on February 1, 1927. He lived there until he was seven years old when his family moved to homestead east of Weyburn. He later took over this family farm and raised his own family of seven there. The following are some remembrances given by his daughter Tricia: "During his life, he was the most generous man I knew. He taught us the meaning of a servant's heart. From the time I can remember, as a child, we would stop before church to give a widow a ride to Sunday mass. My Dad was always ready for an adventure. Every summer we'd load into the station wagon for a vacation to a different destination. His sense of humor and easy going spirit made these trips memorable. He was always in the mood for a bagpipe concert or a neighbour circus. When we as children learned to play piano, Dad saw it as an opportunity to have accompaniment for his fiddle. He had his unique sayings, which added a spark to any conversation. One of his favorites was, "If that's the way you want it that's the way it's going to be." To us we saw Dad as a faithful husband, and a good father. But while looking at old photos and hearing the stories we realize he was a gallant, romantic, devonare looking fellow who won the beautiful, young bride, Jean Aulie's heart. He loved being the father of seven, and living on the family farm but on occasion you would catch him wishfully dreaming he was piloting the airplane that was flying overhead. With already three children, he tried his hand at teaching. He spent his first year sharing his love of literature in Radville. His second stint was north of Kisbey at a one-room school house in Percy. This time he passed on his wealth of knowledge to grades 1 through 10. His most enjoyable year was teaching grade 8 in Stoughton. He culminated his year with a field trip to Weyburn, which was a huge success. Dad has always been an honest, honorable man with impeccable morals. He did not seek glory or recognition but was satisfied to do the right thing and let his actions speak for themselves. He and Mom modeled the Christian life and because of it we have always enjoyed a loving, stable family. I know he would want us to acknowledge and thank the caring staff at Souris Valley Extended Care. They made his last three years comfortable. Prayers were said Friday, November 30 at 7:30 p.m. from St. Vincent de Paul Roman Catholic Church. The funeral mass was held Saturday, December 1 at 2:00 p.m. from St. Vincent de Paul Roman Catholic Church, Weyburn, with Father Francis Hengen Celebrant. Interment followed in Hillcrest Cemetery, Weyburn. An Honor Guard was formed by the 3rd Degree Knights of Columbus.
- Donald Robert. It is with great sadness the family announces the sudden passing of Donald Robert McNeil. A beloved presence in our lives, who was a devoted husband, father, grandfather and friend. Left to cherish his memory are his wife and best friend of 54 years, Pat; daughters: Colleen (Don) Gerow, Shelly Brewster, Deborah (Bruce) Murray and Lana (Kelly) Schneider and grandchildren: Geoffrey, Sarah, Sean, Jason, Jennifer and Rebecca as well as many relatives and friends. Don was born November 7, 1926 at the family farm by Hoffer where he grew up with his brothers and sisters. He later attended the University of Saskatchewan in Saskatoon, where he took agriculture. On October 7, 1948, he married Patricia Wilson. They were the first couple to be married in the United Church in Tribune. They then lived on the McNeil farm where they raised their family of four daughters. Don loved baseball, football, curling, hockey, dancing and bridge. He was also an active member of the Oungre community, as well as a member of the United Church. But his greatest enjoyment was farming. He was always smiling when he was on the tractor. He lived on the McNeil family farm for 62 years. After he retired from farming, Pat and Don moved to Weyburn in 1988. Don was a kind, loving man who would always lend a helping hand, if needed with no questions asked. He was so very proud of his entire family. His wife Pat and their four daughters were the light of his life and his legacy will live on through them. Funeral service was held Monday, May 21 from the Grace United Church, Weyburn, with Julia Sinclair officiating. Interment followed in the Green Acres Memorial Gardens, Weyburn. All those in aattendance are considered honorary pallbearers. Active pallbearers were Duane Johnson, Doug Benneweis, Don Benneweis, Blaine Lohse, Roy Lohse and Dale Petersen.
- Dorothy Mary (nee Hamlin). On Sunday, May 2, 2010, Dorothy Mary McPherson passed away at Tatagwa View Long Term Care Facility in Weyburn at the age of 93 years. Dorothy was predeceased by her parents, William and Hulda Hamlin; her husband, James Garfield McPherson in 1954; her granddaughter, Michelle Rae McPherson in 1984; brother-in-law, John Duncan Campbell in 2004; and a sister, Barbara Blanche (Hamlin) Campbell in 2008. She will be lovingly remembered by her family, six children: Thomas William McPherson of Bashaw, AB; Donald Lester and Elaine McPherson of High River, AB; James Alec and Carolynn McPherson of Yellow Grass, SK; Gordon Bruce and Lynnette McPherson of Regina, SK; Betty Dianne McPherson and Donald Beggs of Carlyle, SK and Douglas Robert and Laureen McPherson of Weyburn; 18 grandchildren, 20 great grandchildren and five great great grandchildren; three brothers: Lester (Lou) Hamlin of Langley, BC, Tom (Barb) Hamlin of Olds, AB and Bob (Ellen) Hamlin of Winnipeg, MB; as well as many nieces and nephews. Dorothy Mary (Hamlin) McPherson was born October 24, 1916 at the old homestead in the municipality of Benson, SK. She took her primary education at Ossa and Benson Schools, where she was active in sports and school plays. Her father sold his farm and purchased a farm implement dealership in the town of Benson when she was ten years of age. Her family and friends frequently visited Kenosee Lake, and she and her mother had visited her mother's family a couple of times but in 1927 her father purchased a new Chevrolet and the whole family motored to Wisconsin for a visit with the Hinz relatives. She took her senior matriculation and secretarial training at Scott Collegiate in Regina. “Toots” as she was known to family and friends was first employed by the RM of Benson as an assistant to Mr. Alex Raines, the Municipal Secretary in about 1934. This was an occupation she would return to in her later years. Dorothy married James Garfield McPherson on July 8, 1938 in Benson. Jim was her childhood hero from the time he first tied her skates at the local skating pond. She and Jim moved to Winnipeg for the war years, where Jim worked as an aircraft mechanic at the Air Observer School. After the war they returned to Saskatchewan and started the service station and garage business known as Mac's Esso Service of Weyburn in 1945. When Jim died in 1954, Toots continued to operate the business until her family was grown. She sold the business in 1972 and moved to Dinsmore, SK as Village Secretary. She was an active member of society in Dinsmore until 1983 when she retired and returned to Weyburn where she was closer to her grandchildren. It seemed only natural, if there was a bookkeeping or secretarial function that needed attention in the community that Dorothy would do it, whether it be in Benson, Weyburn, Dinsmore or at Carlyle Lake where she maintained a cabin for more than 50 years. Dorothy was a United Church member. She was an active volunteer for many organizations such as the Cancer Society, the Heart and Stroke Foundation, the Weyburn Library and the Weyburn Legion Ladies Auxiliary. She was also a member of the Signal Hill Arts Group, the Senior Ladies Curling and the Lazy Daisy Unit of the Grace United Church in Weyburn. Toots was an active curler, painter, knitter and seamstress. She loved to read books and grow roses at her cabin at the lake. Dorothy's love for children resulted in the foster care of many children over the years in both Weyburn and Dinsmore. Sometimes they were babies, sometimes they were teenagers, sometimes they were alone, sometimes they were families. A mother's love was always needed and greatly appreciated. She will be lovingly remembered by all she knew and loved. Funeral service was held Friday, May 7 at 2:00 pm from Grace United Church, Weyburn with Rev. Cordelia Karpenko officiating. The pallbearers were: Jim McPherson, Garrett McCallum, Darren McPherson, Scott McPherson, David Clark and Dallas McPherson. Cremation with interment followed on Monday, May 10 at Hillcrest Cemetery, Weyburn.
- Margaret Mary McRae was born to Jesse and Sarah McRae in Loverna, Sask. on November 9, 1923. Her father was a storekeeper and she and her brother Murdoch and sisters Georgie and Jen moved from place to place until they settled in Amulet in 1947. She finished high school in Weyburn and pursued a career in teaching. She taught at Mount Joy School where she met Leon, a young farmer, whom she married on September 28, 1946 in Ogema. Leanna, Greg, Steven, Yvonne, Kevin and Cameron were all raised on their farm near Glasnevin. Later in life Grandma lived in Weyburn working at the Met and in group homes. Grandma was involved in home and school as she valued education. She supported every aspect of her children’s lives whether it was sports, school, church, or friends. She was an active member of the Anglican Church and was involved in Church activities like the Fall suppers in the Parish Hall. Grandma was also involved in the Ag Society, Wheatland Senior’s Centre, and Superannuated Teacher’s. She enjoyed visiting and playing cards with her friends at the Drop-In Center, Sunshine Villa and Pangman Care Home. Family reunions and Grandma and Grandpa’s celebration of 50 years of marriage were special times for her as she loved when the family could get together. Grandma meant many things to many people and we all have our own memories of her: David’s first memory is of the colouring contests between he and Colleen, the winner would receive an ice cream cone, Grandma was the judge and the contests always ended in a tie. The second memory that David would like to share is his fondness for Grandma’s Apple Pie. When Grandma would come to Edmonton for a visit, the first thing on David’s agenda was a trip to the Grocery store to stock up on apples and other secret ingredients for a pie making festival. He cannot recall what if any actual secret ingredients were used, but those are his favorite apple pies, that all others are measured against. He would always try to get Grandma to make enough pies to fill the freezer so they would last until she came back to visit again. Over the years we’ve been told that Grandma Leonard was a huge help to Greg and Carol while they were busy working and raising four little kids, there were many good memories. Carol remembers Grandma used her own money and payed monthly so that we could have a set of encyclopedia and Childcraft in our home. Carol also remembers that when she married Greg, Grandma understood that she could not call her “mom” and when Colleen was born Grandma said, “Now you’ll be able to call me Grandma.” Colleen’s memory was that Grandma’s garden was the dictionary and she passed on her love of words and books to her grandkids. She remembers her being happiest when she worked at the library in Weyburn or sitting at the kitchen table listening to CBC radio and doing a crossword. She always encouraged Colleen to read the classics and she never threw a game of Scrabble, it was serious business. Spending time with her and our holidays at the group home in Weyburn was a special experience where Grandma opened up a world of understanding and caring for others. Then there was her fun closet full of hats and high heels and her nail polishes and orange lipsticks that always made it dress up time when we went to Grandma’s. Kara remembers Grandma showing her how to paint my fingernails. You only use three strokes, one down the middle and then one more on each side of the nail. Kara also remembers Grandma scratching her head with those long fingernails and how good it felt. Kara recently found a head scratcher at the dollar store and it feels good but doesn’t compare to Grandma’s nails. Richelle’s memory is watching Grandma paint her long nails bright red and clicking with her knitting needles while taking a break to smoke her Craven M’s. This then led Richelle to collecting Grandma’s old cigarette cartons to fill with her crayons so she could imitate her Grandma. Avery remembers Grandma as the Puzzle Lady. Stuart remembers Grandma telling him at the hospital that she wants to leave him all the money. But seriously, he remembers when Grandma always made Grandpa and him a specialty sandwich of toasted Velvetta and Spam ham. Abby remembers going to the home in Pangman to visit and play Bingo with Grandma Leonard to win pennies, Abby has also taken on the love of owls and has started her own collection. Kaden’s favourite part of visiting at Grandma’s was checking out her spoon collection and recording his voice on her motion sensor frog. Steve remembers how important reading was to his mom, and the love of reading that she instilled in him. Marc and Andy remember Grandma reading Grimm’s Fairy Tales. The first time Andy stayed overnight at Grandma and Grandpa’s farm, they had to drive him back to Regina in the middle of the night. Ellie’s first memory of Grandma is on first meeting her, Aunt Ellie had not met all the family yet and Grandma told her about everyone by showing her their pictures on the wall of the house. She was very proud of her Scottish roots. Yvonne appreciated Grandma and Grandpa’s support as they came to our home to welcome each of their daughters into this world. Aimee says her special memories of Grandma are going for walks in Weyburn with her when she was little, walking on the concrete walls and climbing trees. She would take Aimee to the toy lending library, She knit dolls for the girls. She let all of the girls dress up in her clothes, hats and shoes. She always remembers Grandma wearing orange and loving owls. Grandma always made an effort to keep in touch and write letters. Yvette said she liked that Grandma would always hold our hands whenever she was talking to us. Kevin remembers driving Grandma around while she had broken wrist and he only had his learner’s license. Barb remembers hours of Spite and Malice, Spill N Spell, Scrabble and Upwards; helping each other make words, and looking words up in the dictionary for each other. Kyle remembers sitting on a stool at the counter in the Weyburn Met when Grandma worked at the restaurant there. She also used to take Kyle to the library, and the splash pool near her apartment. As he grew older they shared the same interest in genealogy. Travis remembers trips to Amulet and Ogema cemeteries with Grandma, and trips to clean the Amulet Cairn. Grandma felt it was very important to remember the past, and took these opportunities to share stories with her family. Adam remembers Grandma and Grandpa taking him to the Circus in Weyburn, and having cotton candy. Cam remembers when he and Kevin were young and involved in sports she always made sure they were there. Grandma was always available to come to Regina and take care of the kids whenever they needed, for example in 1991 Uncle Cam and Holley went to Vegas to be Married and Grandma came and looked after Camille, she was always there when each of the kids were born. Holley remembers that after Grandma left from a visit, all the mending and sewing had been taken care of, which they said they usually left out in plain sight as a subtle hint. Other memories that many of us share include the Leonard Macaroni she made every special occasion, the smell of ashtrays, watching the ashes grow in length on the end of her cigarette before she tapped them off, the Calligraphy she did for special gifts or occasions, her knitting, crocheting, petit point, sewing, square dancing, bridge, penmanship, and of course the many stories she told. Thank you Grandma for the memories. Margaret Mary Leonard late of Ogema passed away on Thursday, April 7, 2011 at the age of 87 years. Margaret was predeceased by her husband, Leon Leonard; parents, Jessie and Sarah McRae. Margaret is survived by her family of six children, Leanna (William) McBride of Spruce Grove, AB and their children, Ronda & David; Greg (Carol) of Ogema and their children, Colleen (Dimitri), Kara (Trevor), Richelle (Jas) and Stuart (Tanya); Steven (Ellie) of Regina and their children, Marc & Andrew; Yvonne (Steve) Mitchell of Caronport and their children, Aimee (Chris), Yvette & Stephanie; Kevin (Barbara) of Ogema and their children, Kyle (Michelle), Travis (Michelle) and Adam; Cameron (Holley) of Regina and their children, Camille, Jesse and Alysha; great grandchildren, Abby, Kaden, Avery, Téah, Londyn, McKenna, Tyler, Jordan, Aidan, Bronté, Nicolas, Brooklyn and Talia; one brother, Murdoch McRae; two sisters, Jen Webb and Georgie Webb as well as numerous nieces and nephews. A memorial service was held on Friday, April 15 at 2:00 P.M. from the Ogema Legion Hall, Ogema with Reverend Isabella Frank officiating. The interment was held on Friday, April 15 at 10:30 AM at Green Acres Memorial Gardens, Weyburn.
- Annie Mildred (nee McLeod) passed away peacefully with family by her side on August 27, 2005. Annie was the oldest child of Allan and Jessie McLeod. She was born at the family farm on May 6, 1917 near McCord. Annie grew up with five sisters and four brothers. She got her grade ten education at Varsity school and through correspondence. Annie worked in several family homes as a hired girl doing various housekeeping and childcare duties. Annie met Neil Alexander McTaggart while visiting relatives near Colgate and they were married on March 23, 1943 in McCord. They spent 62 happy years together. Annie and Neil had two daughters, Isabell Elaine and Donalda Jean. The McTaggarts lived on the family farm for 39 years before retiring to Weyburn in 1982. Annie enjoyed her garden and especially her flowers. She learned to sew as a young girl and she made clothes for her daughters and for herself. She sewed several graduation, bridesmaid and wedding dresses and as a teenager she hemmed diapers for her baby sister that was 16 years younger than she. She loved to crochet and she also knit, quilted and embroidered. Annie decorated several wedding cakes and she enjoyed baking. She was a member of the United Church Women for over 40 years and she was an active member of the Colgate Hospital Guild for many years. She also served as a member of the Colgate Community Club. Annie and Neil attended St. Andrew's United Church in Colgate. Annie was a Sunday School teacher and after she and Neil moved to Weyburn they became members of the Grace United Church. Annie enjoyed old time fiddler music and she played the mouth organ and violin by ear. Annie and Neil enjoyed several trips to the Silver Broom curling championships and also made trips to many threshing bees in Canada and the United States. They traveled from B.C. to Ontario visiting family and friends. Annie enjoyed the company of her six grandchildren and spouses and later the visits from her nine great grandchildren whom she was very proud of. Annie will always be remembered and is lovingly missed by all of her family, friends and neighbours. Annie was predeceased by her parents, Allan and Jessie McLeod; brothers, Neil McLeod, Archie McLeod; brothers-in-law, Harold Wilson, Dellamier James, James McTaggart, and Richard Bellamy; sister-in-law, Bessie McTaggart; and her great-granddaughter, Kaitlyn Robertson. Annie is survived by her loving husband of 62 years, Neil McTaggart, Weyburn; her children, Isabell (Rob) Willock, Lampman, and Donalda (Don) Neill, Colgate; her grandchildren, Donald (Melodie) Willock, Lampman, Trevor (Dawn) Willock, Lampman, Allison Willock, Spy Hill, Darren (Sherry) Neill, Colgate, Donnita (Wes) Maas, Weyburn, and Alana (Jim) Robertson, Battleford; her great grandchildren, Kristi, Alex, Hayden Willock, Amy and Steven Neill, Brendon and Jordan Maas, and Kaine and Brooke Roberston; sisters, Margaret James, Doris (Harald) Mastad, Elsie (Ken) Sutherland, Edith Wilson, and Laura (Trevor) Pyle; brothers, Donald (Hazel) McLeod, and Ben McLeod; sisters-in-law, Tillie McTaggart, and Ada Bellamy; along with numerous nieces and nephews. The funeral service was held on Tuesday, August 30, at 2:00 p.m. at Grace United Church, Weyburn with Rev. Hazel Arbon officiating. All in attendance were considered honorary pallbearers. The active pallbearers were Donald Willcok, Darren Neill, Trevor Willock, Wes Maas, JimRobertson, and Art Stinson. Interment followed at Hillcrest Cemetery, Weyburn.
- Bessie Muriel McTaggart passed away peacefully at Weyburn General Hospital on Wednesday, January 15, 2003 after spending nine weeks in hospital. She was born on September 10, 1917 to Alex and Mary McTaggart on the family farm south of Colgate. Bessie has been a special care giver all of her life and looked after her mother who was not well, and then took care of her dad for nine years. The McTaggarts moved to Weyburn in the spring of 1949. Bessie helped the Gordon and Helen Richardson family and after Helen's death, took care of the household with three children until Gordon remarried. Whenever a neighbour needed help, Bessie was always there for them. Many of Bessie's hours were spent crocheting beautiful doilies and in later years, when she had problems with her eyesight, she worked with plastic canvas. Bessie has been a member of Knox Presbyterian Church and the Sunshine Circle for many years. She was a member of the Alexandria Rebekah Lodge and received her 15 year pin. Predeceased by her mother, Mary, her father, Alex; a brother, James Lewis, and brother-in-law, Richard Bellamy. Bessie is survived by her brother Neil (Annie) McTaggart of Weyburn; sister, Ada Bellamy of Lakefield, ON and sister-in-law, Tillie McTaggart of Moose Jaw; four nieces, two nephews and several great nieces and nephews. Funeral service was held Tuesday, January 21, 2003 at 2:00 p.m. from Knox Presbyterian Church, Weyburn, with Rev. John Ferrier officiating. Interment followed in Hillcrest Cemetery, Weyburn. All those in attendance were honorary pallbearers. The active pallbearers were: Rob Willock, Donald Willock, Trevor Willock, Don Neill, Darren Neill and Wes Maas.
- Anina Lucia (nee Sprecken). On Tuesday, April 27, 1999, Anina Lucia McWhinnie, late of Weyburn, passed away at the age of 89 years. Predeceased by her parents, John and Eliene Von Sprecken; her husband, Levi McWhinnie; six brothers: Reimer Von Sprecken, Carl Sprecken, Cal Von Sprecken, Ervin Von Sprecken, John Von Sprecken and Ken Sprecken; and one sister, Margaret Crawford. Anina is survived by two sisters: Johanna McMahon of Swift Current, and Hertha Klappstein of Sherwood Park, AB; one brother, Hugo Sprecken of Griffin; two sisters-in-law: Florence Sprecken of Weyburn; and Audrey Von Sprecken of Fillmore; numerous nieces and nephews; as well as great nieces and nephews. Anina was born February 15, 1910 at Olin, Iowa, U.S.A. She was the eighth child in a family of 11 children born to John and Eliene Von Sprecken. She was brought up on a farm one mile north of Innes, SK. She walked to Dunreath School about 1-1/12 miles from home. She received her grade 12 and then went on to earn her teaching certificate. Anina lived on the farm at Innes with her two brothers, Ken and Hugo Sprecken. They travelled from Innes to many a hockey game in Weyburn. On August 30, 1961, Anina married Levi McWhinnie and they lived in Weyburn. They were steady customers at the hockey rink and they also housed several young hockey players and enjoyed their company. Anina looked after her mother and then also cared for Levi's mother. She liked to knit and crochet, and was an avid reader and could quote passages from the Bible. She was on the Ladies Auxiliary for both Weyburn General Hospital and for Weyburn Special Care Home. She was a member of the United Church in Froude as well as in Weyburn, and helped in the U.C.W. Funeral service was held Friday, April 30 at 11:00 a.m. from Grace United Church, Weyburn, with Bill Corkum officiating minister. Interment followed in Green Acres Memorial Gardens, Weyburn. All those in attendance were considered to be honorary pallbearers, along with Betty Knibbs, Eleanor Roy, Yvonne Milne, Linda Calladine, Janice Bakken and Cecile Rasmussen. The active pallbearers were Dale Knibbs, Renaud Roy, George Milne, Al Calladine, Colen Bakken and Glen Rasmussen.
- Jack. It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of our beloved husband, father and grandfather, Jack Medwed on Friday, March 8, 2013. Jack was born in Weyburn on May 7, l943 to Bill and Alice Medwed. He was raised on the family farm where he helped his dad farm. Jack went to Marmoa school and then to Weyburn Collegiate. Jack also had a degree in food management from Cornwall University. Jack met his future wife in November of ’64, Margaret Pope, and after a whirlwind courtship they were married April 24, 1965. They moved to the family farm for a while and then moved into Weyburn where they both worked. Jack worked for Safeway for 22 years until they closed the store, serving in every position. After the closure he went to the golf course and worked there for a few years. He went and got his 3A license and went to work for Brady’s Trucking, a job he really enjoyed. Jack worked there until his first stroke in 2001. After being forced into retirement, he worked his way back and started at Walmart as a greeter. He enjoyed his job there very much as he loved the staff there and enjoyed talking to all the customers. He worked up to March 7 and passed away the next morning. Jack loved golf, pool and playing cards as well as taking the odd gambling trip. Jack and Margaret were able to take a couple of cruises, one to the Caribbean and one to the Panama Canal. Jack enjoyed the cruises so much that Margaret had to drag him off the cruise ship. He spent a lot of time at the Wheatland Senior Centre where he enjoyed his pool games and bridge games. He was a member of the Wheatland Senior Centre. Jack was actively involved with Weyburn Minor Hockey, serving in all positions on the executive, as well as coaching and managing hockey teams, which he really enjoyed. Jack’s greatest thrill was the arrival of their son Kevin James William. He was probably the proudest man in Weyburn. Jack loved his family very much and was proud of all of Kevin’s accomplishments. As proud and thrilled as he was when Kevin arrived, he was just as excited when he became a grandfather to both his grandsons. Jack and Margaret tried to get to as many hockey games as they could go to in Medicine Hat. The boys were in Weyburn for hockey school and Grandpa was always there. Jack lived in Weyburn all his life and enjoyed all the people in Weyburn. I think most of them knew him too. Jack will be missed for his loving ways, his kindness to people and his crazy sense of humor. He was a wonderful husband, father and grandfather and he will always be in our hearts. His family is so grateful for the extra 12 years we had with him after his first stroke. We thank God for the blessing of this extra time. Jack is predeceased by his parents, William (Bill) and Alice Medwed; father and mother-in-law, Les and Peggy Pope; brothers-in-law, Jim Pope and David Pope and Selmar Dynna. Jack will be lovingly remembered by his wife of 48 years, Margaret of Weyburn; son, Kevin and grandsons, Logan and Colton all of Medicine Halt, AB; sister, Verna Dynna of Weyburn; niece, Kimberly (Guy) Johnson of Martinsville; sister-in-law, Dorothy Ross of Saskatoon; God daughter, Tracy (Lawrence) Hanson of Calgary, AB; extended family: Myrna McFadden; Norman (Rhonda) McFadden, Trevor (Lisa) McFadden, Karrie (Clay) McFadden; Tanya (Marlon) Kwochka, Tobi (Jeff) Erb, all of Weyburn; and special daughter, Sarah Reginess of Weyburn. Rest in peace Jack, We love and miss you always. Thumbs up. A Memorial Service was held Wednesday, March 13 at 2:00 PM from Knox Presbyterian Church, Weyburn with Reverend Bob Wilson and Reverend John Ferrier officiating. Interment followed at Green Acres Memorial Gardens, Weyburn.
- Anne Marie (nee Schmidt). On Wednesday, September 13, 2000 Annie Marie Meek, late of Weyburn, passed away peacefully at home. Annie (nee Schmidt) was born December 22, 1917 at Weyburn. Predeceased by her parents, John and Margaret Schmidt; one son, George; one daughter, Ruth Clark; brothers and sisters: Rose Vogel, John G. Schmidt, Joe Schmidt, Frank Schmidt, Stephen Schmidt and Phillip Schmidt. Annie is survived by her husband, Charlie Meek of Weyburn; three daughters: Mary Hein of Weyburn, Margaret Livingstone of Rocky Mt. House, AB, and Peggy Meek of Weyburn; four grandchildren, six great grandchildren; four sisters: Betty Propp, Margaret (Steve) Lazurko, Marion Zerie, and Rose (Frank) Loos, all of Weyburn; a brother William of Saskatoon; as well as many nieces and nephews. A memorial service was held Monday, September 18 at 2:00 p.m. from Fletcher Funeral Chapel, Weyburn, with Rev. John Ferrier officiating. Interment followed at Green Acres Memorial Gardens, Weyburn. All those in attendance were considered to be honorary pallbearers.
- Charles Milne passed away on September 9, 2008 at the Weyburn General Hospital, Weyburn at the age of 86 years. Charles was born on January 29, 1922 in Weyburn and grew up on the farm just South West of Weyburn in the Weyburn Plains area. He stayed on the farm most of his life. During his school years he attended the Weyburn Plains School from Grade 1 Grade 8. Charles met and married Annie M. Schmidt on November 8, 1941 in Weyburn. The had four daughters and one son, Peggyann, Ruth, Margaret, Mary and George. In the late 40's or early 50's, Charles worked at Swifts Meat Plant in Moose Jaw. He also worked for heavy haulers, trucking and he also ran a backhoe. For 25 years, Charles worked as a mechanic for Shupe and Sons. But the farm was always his life; he was there until he reached the age of 84 years. Charles was very proud of receiving the Family Farm Heritage Award, where the family has farmed continually for 100 years. Charles greatest joy was playing crib with friends and neighbours. If there was a crib game he would find it. He also liked to ice fish in the winter when he was able to walk better. Charles was predeceased by his mother and father, Isabella and George Meek; wife, Annie Meek; son, George; daughters, Peggyann and Ruth; sons-in-law, Ernie Livingstone and Gordon Hein; brothers, George, Jim, Bill and Elder. Charles will be lovingly remembered by his daughters, Margaret Livingstone of Rocky Mountain House, AB, her children, Carla and son Brenden; Aaron; Mary Hein of Weyburn, her son, Charles (April), their children, Brian, Gordon, Robert (Erin) and Charles; grandson, Bernie Clark, as well as numerous nieces, nephews, relatives and friends. The Memorial Service was held on Saturday, September 13, 2008 at 1:00 P.M. at Fletcher Funeral Chapel, Weyburn with Rev. John Ferrier officiating. Interment took place in Green Acres Memorial Gardens, Weyburn.
- Frederick Leonard. On Thursday, August 23, 2007, Frederick Leonard Megenbir of Weyburn, passed away suddenly at the age of 74 years. Fred was predeceased by his parents, Samuel and Matilda Megenbir; his first wife, Yvonne (Bunny) Megenbir; step-daughter, Marilyn Stewart; sister, Emma Walline; brother, Arnold Megenbir and brother-in-law, Edward Wagner. Fred will be lovingly remembered by his wife, Sylvia (Stewart) of Weyburn; four sons: James Megenbir of Nanaimo, BC; Bern (Bonnie) Megenbir of Weyburn; John (D'Arcy) Megenbir of Weyburn, and Robert (Jan) Megenbir of Griffin; three step-children: Shiela (Emil) Korchinski of Indian Head; Duane Stewart of Saskatoon, and Rick Stewart of Weyburn; grandchildren: Tyson (Christy) Megenbir, Lindsey (Bobby) Quigley, Michelle (Jay) Schwindt, Camille, Thomas and Emera Megenbir; great grandson, Conrad Quigley; step-grandchildren: Kevin (Glenda) Korchinski, Kirby (Sandy) Korchinski, Blair (Patti) Korchinski, Travis (Tanya) Korchinski, Deven and Tyler Stewart, Brandy and Sean Stewart; sister, Jean (Gordon) Stronge; brother-in-law, Cleon Walline; sister-in-law, Evelyn Megenbir; as well as numerous nieces, nephews, relatives and friends. Frederick Leonard Megenbir was born in Weyburn, on June 19, 1933. He received his schooling at Souris School and the Weyburn Collegiate Institute. Fred was baptized and confirmed in Zion Lutheran Church. After graduating, he went to Moosonee, Ontario where he worked for the Hudson's Bay Company. From there, Fred returned to Weyburn and worked for McDonald's Shoes for a period of time. He then ventured to Vancouver, BC and down to Merced, California to visit his sister, Emma and her husband. On returning to Vancouver, Fred decided to join the Air Force in 1954 and was transferred to Ontario where he met his first wife, Bunny (Yvonne) Lane. They were married in Toronto in 1956 and spent their first few years living in Sudbury, Ontario, where their first two sons were born. They then moved to Sault Ste. Marie, ON where Fred worked for Agnew Surpass and their youngest two sons were born. Fred took a transfer to Edmonton, AB. And they lived there for a number of years until they decided to move back to Weyburn in 1974. Fred worked at McDonald's Shoes once again and then took a job at the Weyburn Union Hospital until his retirement in 1998. Fred's first wife, Bunny, passed away in 1988 after 36 years of marriage. Fred took to painting in his younger years, but over the course of his life he found more time to devote to his passion. His paintings hang in homes in and around Weyburn and even as far away as Sydney, Australia. After many years of painting and much encouragement from his family, Fred entered the James Weir People's Choice Exhibit in 2005 and won first place. His scenes of the elevators along the Souris River are one of his trademarks. Fred's other passion was gardening, which he shared with his second wife, Sylvia Stewart. Fred is known for his bountiful and colorful harvests. Fred and Sylvia were married on August 24, 1991. They enjoyed an active life together - dancing, curling, gardening, playing cards and spending time with family and friends. Fred will be missed by all who knew him. Funeral service was held Wednesday, August 29 at 2:00 p.m. from Zion Lutheran Church, Weyburn, with Pastor Marjorie McLeod officiating. A tribute was given to his father by John Megenbir. Interment followed in Hillcrest Cemetery, Weyburn. The active pallbearers were: Bobby Quigley, Sean Stewart, Tyson Megenbir, Thomas Megenbir, Jay Schwindt and Ken Wagner. The honorary pallbearers were: Fred and Margaret Malley, Roy Anderson and Winona Temsland, Harry and Olga Forsberg and Doreen Leslie.
- Sylvia Mae (nee Waite) Stewart Megenbir. On Thursday, May 28th, 2009 Sylvia Mae Stewart Megenbir of Weyburn passed away at the age of 87 years. Predeceased by her parents, Eugene and Joy Waite; first husband, Fergus Stewart and second husband, Fred Megenbir; her daughter, Shiela Korchinski, sons-in-law, Jim Adophe and Emil Korchinski; her daughter-in-law, Marilyn Stewart; sisters: Hazel Eslop, Edna Stewart, Beatrice Krebsbach, Ruth Bretell, Edith Leach and Gladys Waite, and brothers: Clifford Waite, Bert Waite and Ward Waite; the Megenbir family: sister-in-law, Emma Walline and brothers-in-law, Ed Wagner and Arnold Megenbir. Sylvia is lovingly remembered by her two sons and their families, Duane (Heidi) Stewart and their children, Devon and Tyler; and Rick and his children, Brandy and Sean; sister, Dorothy (Gustav) Sauder, brother, Robert (Mary) Waite, as well as many nieces and nephews; the Megenbir family, sister-in-law, Jean (Gordon) Stronge of Weyburn and Evelyn Megenbir of Calgary, AB; step-sons, James Megenbir, Bern (Bonnie) Meenbir and their children, Tyson Megenbir, Lindsey (Bobby) Quigley and great grandson, Conrad; John (D'Arcy) Megenbir and their children, Michelle (Jay) Schwindt, Camille, Thomas and Emera; Robert Megenbir (Michelle Schmidt), as well as many nieces and nephews. Sylvia Waite was born in 1922 and was raised on a farm near Midale, Sask. Along with eleven brothers and sisters, she grew to know the ways of the farm. In 1941, Sylvia married Fergus Stewart and they moved to Avonlea farms near Ralph. They had three children, Shiela, Duane and Rick. Maintaining beautiful and delicious gardens, mastering the art of baking tasty treats and helping to share in the work of the farm became her life style. In 1981, Fergus passed away and Sylvia proceeded to live on the farm until she met Fred Megenbir. In 1991 she married Fred and moved to Weyburn. There, with Fred, she was passionate and took pride in developing her beautiful and award winning flowers and vegetables. Sylvia was an amazing, wonderful, supportive and caring person. She was full of life, love, laughter and happiness, as she always had open arms for many hugs and kisses. Her goal in life was to make everyone around her feel special and always had love for the people in her life. She filled her life with many activities with family and friends, playing cards on Tuesdays and attending weekly dances and suppers with Fred. She took pride in her appearance, and taught her grandchildren to 'spoil themselves' while instilling the lessons and values of church, as she attended regularly every Sunday, and was a member of the UCW and later a member of the ELW. Through her membership with the Horticultural Society, she spread her gift of gardening, creating local gardens throughout Weyburn. She enjoyed being hostess, entertaining everyone with her delicious meals and goodies, especially her grandchildren and great grandchildren with just the right treats. She also enjoyed playing with them, writing letters and giving flowers, making each one feel special, and enjoyed receiving mail and flowers just as much. Sylvia was a strong woman, teaching many things, in loving and supportive ways, and her memory will be cherished by all she knew and loved. Funeral Services were held Tuesday, June 2nd, 2009 from Zion Lutheran Church, Weyburn at 2:00 p.m. with Marjorie McLeod, CLA officiating and granddaughter, Brandy Stewart gave the Eulogy. Interment followed in Green Acres Memorial Gardens, Weyburn. All those in attendance were considered to be Honorary Pallbearers. The Active Pallbearers were: Devon Stewart, Tyler Stewart, Sean Stewart, Tyson Megenbir, Thomas Megenbir and Bobby Quigley.
- Elizabeth Wanda (nee Sosulski). On Friday, March 14, 2003, Elizabeth Wanda Meisner passed away suddenly at the age of 60 years. Predeceased by her parents, John and Michalina Sosulski; brother, Michael (Gina) Sosulski; sister, Mildred (Edmund) Mazur and brother-in-law Lyle (Jennie) Nichol. Elizabeth is survived by her son, Craig (Liz) Meisner of Alexandria, Virginia; her sisters: Jennie Nichol of Weyburn, and Mary (Blaire) Barnes of Vancouver, BC; sister-in-law, Irene Sosulski; as well as numerous nieces and nephews. Elizabeth Wanda Meisner was born March 2, 1943 at Weyburn. She was one of six children raised on a farm near Weyburn. She graduated from the Weyburn Collegiate Institute and attended the University of Saskatchewan where she received her Bachelor of Education. She lived in Weyburn for 36 years, Ft. McMurray, AB for 13 years, Eldorado, SK for three years and Halifax, NS for four years. She was always interested in many different crafts and handiworked items. Elizabeth enjoyed reading and collecting books, watching movies, and getting together with her sisters and cooking traditional Polish food from recipes handed down from their mother. For the past few years she worked in area group homes, and before that she was a book store manager and worked in other retail positions. She also owned a craft store at one time and was always involved in the local craft sales at Signal Hill and in the Farmer's Market, and local charities. She will be missed for her caring and giving to many. Funeral service was held Wednesday, March 19 at 11:00 a.m. from St. Vincent de Paul Roman Catholic Church, Weyburn, with Father Albert Schmitz officiating. Interment followed in Hillcrest Cemetery, Weyburn. The pallbearers were: Craig Meisner, Darwyn Miles, Jim Scott, Mark Miles, Bruce Miles and Dave Verot. Lunch followed at McKenna Auditorium.
- Ruth Irene (nee Butts) Melby late of Weyburn passed away October 19, 2010, at the age of 84 years. She was predeceased by her father and mother, John and Pearl Butts; her husband Vernon Melby. Ruth is survived by her daughter, Marilyn Mackenzie (Dwaine Mann) Weyburn; her son Allan Melby, Weyburn; grandson Justin Mackenzie (Jessica) Esterhazy, as well as numerous nieces and nephews. Ruth was born on November 6, 1925 at Cabri, SK. On October 20, 1962 she married Vernon Melby. Ruth and Vernon were blessed with two children, daughter Marilyn was born on September 4, 1964 and son Allan on June 8, 1966. A visitation for Ruth Melby was held on Friday, October 22 at 7:00 p.m. from RD Family Funeral Chapel, Weyburn. The funeral service was held on Saturday, October 23 at 1:30 p.m. from All Saints Anglican Church, Weyburn with Rev. Catherine Harper, officiating. Interment followed at Green Acres Memorial Gardens,Weyburn. Pallbearers were Donald Zackrisson, David Pattyson, Bob Olson, Howard Larson, Don McLeod and Eugene Ror.
- James A. , Weyburn, passed away February 25, 1999 at the age of 67 years. Predeceased by his parents, Lenard and Elizabeth. James is survived by his wife Barbara; two sons: Lonney (Corrine) of Calgary, and Terry (Lorna) of Redwater, AB; three grandchildren: Jessie, Dallas and Sable; daughter-in-law Lori of Bon Accord, AB; two brothers, three sisters, nieces and nephews. A memorial service was held Monday, March 1 at 10:00 a.m. from Fletcher Funeral Chapel, Weyburn, with Father John Mock officiating.
- Arlene Geneive (nee Leippy). On Thursday, April 27, 2006, Arlene Messer, late of Weyburn, passed away at the Regina General Hospital at the age of 71 years. Predeceased by her loving husband, Paul Messer; her parents, Ray and Emma Leippy and one sister, Elsie Leippy. Arlene will be lovingly remembered by her children: Gloria (Bryan) Furgason of Weyburn, David Messer of Weyburn, Dawn (James) Coull of Edmonton, AB, and Nancy (Glen) Leclair of Weyburn; grandchildren: Michael, Devin, Jason and Genell Furgason; Dustin and Baillie Leclair; brother, Julian (Jean) Leippy of Raymond, AB; sisters: Elvina Bennett of Victoria, BC and Lorna Bohn of Weyburn, as well as numerous nieces, nephews, relatives and friends. Arlene Geneive Messer was born February 19, 1935 in Weyburn. She attended Haig School and the Weyburn Collegiate Institute. Before she met her husband, Paul, Arlene worked at the Club Cafe and the Town and Country Cafe. After she met her husband she stayed home to raise her children. Paul M. Messer and Arlene were married May 9, 1955 in Weyburn. Arlene enjoyed crafts, doing rug hooking and tri-chem painting, along with playing card games like cribbage and rummoli. Her children were always her main interest. After arthritis took over, she then started to enjoy gardening, flowers, going for coffee and pie, or lunch, and did puzzles and word search books. Of all her interests through, flowers and her yard were her passion. She didn't go to church, but always knew God was watching over her. She loved collecting angels and hummingbirds, and especially loved spring time when all the new flowers and plants were out in the greenhouses and stores. Her children and grandchildren were her pride and joy, and she always enjoyed their visits. She suffered many years with arthritis and in the beginning when the grandchildren were young, she couldn't enjoy them as much as most grandmas, but she did what she could. She always worshiped them and had an ear to listen and smile. She did what she could with them, whether it was a story to be read or a walk around the block. She was always there for all her family. In the end, she had a short, courageous fight with cancer. She was a quiet person, but all who knew her thought she was a real sweetie! Funeral service was held Monday, May 1 at 10:30 a.m. from Fletcher Funeral Chapel, Weyburn, with Rev. John Ferrier officiating. A private family interment took place at Hillcrest Cemetery, Weyburn. All those in attendance were considered to be honorary pallbearers.
- Bertha (nee Friess) Messer passed away in Weyburn on Thursday, July 17, 2003 at the age of 88 years. Predeceased by her husband Gregor; parents Emmanuel & Margaret Friess; daughter-in-law Gloria Messer; as well as sisters Minnie, Matilda, and Margaret; brothers, Anton and Harry. Bertha will be lovingly remembered by her children, Victor of Weyburn; Hilliard (Karen) of Swift Current; Erroline (Tom) Sutherland of Sherwood Park, AB; Allan (Colleen) of Weyburn; Brenda (Blake) Meyers of Midale. Seven brothers and sisters; Edith, Bella, Katie, Emelia, Casimer, Emmanuel, and Andy. Twenty grandchildren; 17 great grandchildren; numerous relatives and friends. A funeral mass was held at 10:30 a.m. Monday, July 21 from the St. Vincent de Paul R.C. Church. Father Albert Schmitz presider. Interment will be at Hillcrest Cemetery, Weyburn.
- Magdeline Barbara Gloria (nee Seufert) passed away peacefully with her family by her side on Sunday, August 25, 2002 at the age of 66 years. Gloria was born on January 17, 1936 at Cudworth. She was the second of 12 children, the first daughter of Joseph and Dolores Seufert. She attended Rock Valley School until grade eight, at which time the family moved to Merle, where Gloria took grade nine by correspondence. She stayed home to help raise her younger siblings until, at age 17, she went to work at Tisdale Hospital, training to be a practical nurse. During this time, she contracted tuberculosis and went to the TB Sanatorium in Prince Albert where she stayed as a patient for 19 months. Gloria spent her time in the San writing songs, entertaining patients, painting, drawing and writing for the San's newspaper. After her release she worked at the San as a nurse's aide. Eventually she took a steno class then moved to Weyburn to work at the Royal Bank, boarding with her brother and his family. Through their mutual love of music, Gloria met Victor Messer and was soon playing in a band with him and his father. This was the beginning of many joyous years of playing for dances with Vic. They married on April 8, 1961 and soon started their family. Gloria and Vic had six daughters while living in Weyburn. In 1973, the family moved to a farm near Griffin and soon their only son was born. Gloria treasured her family above all and spent countless hours doing wonderful "mom" things. She was a devoted wife, mother and an active member of the Griffin community. Her favorite pastimes included gardening, baking bread, crocheting, bowling and attending church. One of Gloria's most significant accomplishments was receiving her G.E.D., a grade 12 equivalency, in 1984. Gloria, Vic and the two youngest children moved back to Weyburn in 1985 where she became a smiling Welcome Wagon hostess. In the fall of 1986, Gloria began working at St. Dominic Savio School as the principal's secretary. The school children adored her and always looked forward to her musical leadership. Gloria cherished the 13 years she spent at the school. In 1996, Gloria and Vic built their dream home at North Weyburn where she enjoyed gardening, scrapbooking and playing cards and scrabble with friends. Of special importance in her life was her active role in the church choir as guitarist/vocalist and her participation in the Catholic Women's League. Her most cherished times were family gatherings, always loud and exhilarating with music, games, laughter and love. Gloria said that her most significant accomplishments in life were marrying Vic and having her seven children. Her grandchildren were her "little sweethearts" and were a constant source of pride and joy. Her sons-in-law were a special part of her life and she loved them as her own. Music was a huge part of Gloria's life. She started playing the guitar at age 12 and composing songs shortly thereafter. She had a beautiful singing voice and was a talented guitarist; people loved to hear her perform. She passed her love of music on to all her children, with most of the daughters eventually joining "The Messers" band. In 1988, after 28 years and nearly 1100 dances, Gloria and Vic played for their last dance. Gloria continued with her music by leading the church choir, performing at senior citizens' homes, accompanying the children at the school, singing with the Variations group and jamming with her family. Gloria's battle with lung cancer began in 1994. Through strength, determination and faith, she overcame an initial bout and enjoyed five years of remission. For the past two and a half years, she put up a courageous battle, always optimistic and positive. Gloria never complained and was strong right to the end, never losing faith.Gloria was predeceased by her father Joseph Seufert; sister Linda Kultgen; brother Almer Seufert; and father-in-law Gregor Messer. She leaves to mourn her husband of 41 years, Victor Messer; seven children: Angie Messer, daughters Amanda, Kristen of Regina; Merilee (Ross) Tulloch, children Kyla, Robyn, Adam of Regina; Kim (Jim) Halbert, daughter Stephanie of Weyburn; Karen (Jerome) Sidloski, children Jarrod, Justin, Jesse, Andrea of Weyburn; Pam (David) Wenaus, daughters Alexandra, Jordan, Sydney of Regina; Sherelle Messer (Julian Drouillard) of Regina; Blaize Messer of Weyburn. She also leaves to mourn her mother Dolores Seufert of Kelowna, BC; mother-in-law Bertha Messer of Weyburn; six brothers: Harold (Marlies), Bill (Judy), Otto, Henry (Corinne), Dan (Kathy), Stanley; three sisters: Marian (Wilbert) Ackerman, Elaine (Allan) Leatherdale, Ruth Irmert; brother-in-law Dennis Kultgen; sister-in-law Maria Seufert; brothers-in-law: Hilliard (Karen) Messer, Allan (Colleen) Messer; sisters-in-law: Erroline (Tom) Sutherland, Brenda (Blake) Meyers; numerous nieces, nephews and close friends. Active pallbearers were some of Gloria's nephews: Don Dechief, Brian Dechief, Duaine Messer, Chris Messer, Derek Meyers, Darcy Meyers. Interment was held at Hillcrest Cemetery, Weyburn.
- Joseph P. 'Joe' Metchuk, late of Weyburn, passed away on September 8, 2002 at the age of 75 years. He was predeceased by his father Nicholas and his mother, Katherine Metchuk, and sister, Rosalia Metchuk. Joe is survived by his brother, Jack (Betty) Metchuk of Scarborough, ON, and his sister, Helen (Ilko) Swetz of Weyburn; as well as nieces and nephews: Bill Metchuk, Cathy (Phil) Cherry, Joe Metchuk, James (Sharon) Metchuk and Andrew Metchuk, all of Scarborough, ON; Helen's children: Barbara (Andrew) Hutyra, Teresa (Alan) Lee, Linda (Rodney) Audette, Steven (Leanna) Swetz, Kevin (Billie-Rae) Swetz; as well as 13 grand nieces and nephews. Prayers were held Sunday, September 15 at 7:00 p.m. from Fletcher Funeral Chapel, Weyburn, with Mary Ann Seitz presiding. Funeral service was held Monday, September 16 at 11:00 a.m. from Fletcher Funeral Chapel with Father Albert Schmitz celebrant. Interment followed in Hillcrest Cemetery, Weyburn. All those in attendance were considered to be honorary pallbearers. The active pallbearers were: Andrew and David Hutyra, Alan and Brian Lee, Rodney Audette and Fred Dolinski.
- Mary Barbara (nee Killian). On Tuesday, June 7, 2005, Mary Barbara Metheral passed away at the age of 105 years. Mary was the fourth child of Peter Jacob and Barbara Mary (Lisowski) Killian, born on July 1, 1899 in Arcadia, Wisconsin, U.S.A. There were eight children in the family. Her Father and her grandparents, Mathias and Rosalia (Lisowski) Killian and an aunt emigrated from Schalkowitz Opole, Selisia, Poland, landing in New York, June 14, 1869. Her mother, Barbara Mary, and her grandparents, Jakub and Mary (Pepa) Lisowski and five other children arrived from Poland in 1880 and went to Pennsylvania, U.S.A. The Killians lived on a farm near the small village of North Creek, Wisconsin. Mom remembered the fruit and nut trees, raising bees, peacocks and other farm animals. Her father wove baskets which some of the family members have kept. When Mary was a small child of about four or five years old, her arm got caught in the rope hauling hay to the hayloft. The skin was torn badly, causing her to spend considerable time in the hospital at Independence, Wisconsin. After persuasion from Peter's sister, Mary and John Benning, who had come to the Weyburn area earlier, the Peter Killian family also decided to emigrate to Canada in 1907. They settled eight miles south of Weyburn on highway 35, section 4-7-14. Mary's father and oldest son, Peter, came ahead with their animals and other possessions while her mother traveled alone with the other five children. One of the children came down with the measles while on the train. This must have been quite an experience, to be leaving her home in Wisconsin to go to a new country. There had been a lot of snow in 1907. They went from Weyburn to the farm in a sleigh. Upon arrival at the farm, they had to descend to the house on steps that had been dug in the snow bank. Mom was an outdoors girl, helping her father with stooking, milking, etc. She remembered that the children stayed at home when her parents went to Weyburn with horse and democrat. One time the family went to the Weyburn Fair because her mother had entered flowers. The parents went into the grounds while the children stood outside the fence wishing they could be a part of all the activity. A very kind gentleman felt sorry for them and paid their admission to the fair. Their main entertainment was visiting neighbours and going to dances. It was at a dance where Carman and Mary met. Mary's parents were quite impressed with polite young man who would come to see Mary, but she was only sixteen at the time and so it was a few years before they were married. They were married on January 8, 1919 in Moose Jaw. They first lived seven miles south of Weyburn on section 36-7-15, where Carman and his brother, Austin, had been living. This land was sold to Mary's brother, Oscar Killian, in 1928. At that time Carman and Mary bought land 2 1/2 miles SW of Weyburn, section 18-8-14 and lived there until November, 1955 when they purchased Carman's mother, Isabella Metheral's home located at 314-6th Street, Weyburn. Mary loved to garden and had good luck with everything. Even after she sold the home on 6th Street and took up residence at "Heritage Place" on 7th street, there were flowers and a tomato planted under her window. Her main interest was her home and family. Many a Sunday night, each one of her children brought home a friend or two for supper. There was always room at the table with plenty of delicious food. During W.W. II, R.A.F. trainees made the farm their home when not on duty. They would involve the whole family in playing soccer and chasing gophers. Mary has been noted for her handiwork, knitting, crocheting, making quilts, sewing, etc. and could make something out of nothing. She was a leader of Grand Bend Homecraft Club (similar to present 4-H) and was a member of the Saskatchewan Farmer's Union. During the 30's, she did the same as everyone else - made over clothes, sold butter and eggs, etc. for a little extra money. It's strange, we didn't have the conveniences and material things that we have today but never felt deprived. Family, relatives and friends were the important things in life. In April, 1991, Mary became a resident of "Weyburn Special Care Home" on 5th street where she was well taken care of and where she continued to reside until her recent passing. In her final years, with her still lovely white hair, Mary could be found sitting in her chair dozing off to sleep. In her waking times, she recited the Lord's Prayer and a Catholic Prayer. Mary always had a special place in her heart for her children, grandchildren, great and great great grandchildren. Mary had a life of hard work and endured sad times but also experienced a very rewarding life. Mary was predeceased by her parents, Peter and Barbara Killian; her husband, Carman; two sons: Sherwood and Harvey; three brothers and three sisters. She leaves to mourn two
daughters: Marjorie Heintzman, Weyburn and her daughter: Karen Hala; and Audrey (Bus) Wilkinson, Weyburn and their children, Kevin and Rodney Wilkinson, and Cheryl Dene Scott; one son: Ron (Tory) Metheral, Weyburn and their children Laurie Publack, Glenda Kuhn, Marlo Wilson and Tyler Metheral; a daughter-in-law, Sylvia Sinclair, Calgary, AB and her children, Terry Bliid and Linda Pilgrim; 19 great grandchildren: Jackie and Kyla Pilgrim, Joshua Bliid, Dallas and Dale Hala, Brodie and Zenon Wilkinson, Monte and Breanne Scott, Jason and Micki Publack, Nathan, Devin and Alix Kuhn, Jacob, Cynthia and Kira Wilson, Mackenzie and Jarrett Metheral and two great great grandchildren: Nicholas and Daniel Hala. The funeral service for Mary Metheral was held on Friday, June 10 at 2:00 p.m. at Grace United Church, Weyburn, with Gary W. Goran officiating. The active pallbearers were Tyler Metheral, Kevin Wilkinson, Jason Publack, Micki Publack, Dallas Hala and Steve Kimmel. Interment followed at Hillcrest Cemetery, Weyburn.
- Frances (nee Kashmere) Metz of Weyburn, passed away February 19, 2002, at the age of 88 years at the Pasqua Hospital, Regina. She was born March 24, 1913 at Kipling, to her parents Theodore and Helina Kashmere. She was predeceased by her husband, Melvin Metz in May, 1996, her parents, four sisters and five brothers. She is survived by one sister, Mrs. Catherine Muscoby of Kipling and her sisters-in-law, nieces and nephews and their families. Funeral service was held Saturday, February 23 at 1:00 p.m. from Fletcher Funeral Chapel, Weyburn, with Father Francis Hengen officiating. Interment followed in Hillcrest Cemetery, Weyburn. The pallbearers were: Bob Metz, Brent Metz, Jason Metz and Mike Muscoby.
- Leslie Meyers, late of Midale, SK passed away October 25, 2010, at the age of 79 years. A service of remembrance for Leslie will be held on Saturday, October 30, 2010 at 2:00 p.m. from First Baptist Church, Midale, SK with Pastor Kirby Breitkreuz, officiating. Interment to follow at Green Acres Memorial Gardens Weyburn, SK.
- Victor Kenneth Michell passed away at SVRCC on August 7, 2003 after a short illness at the age of 83 years. Predeceased by this parents Charles and Elizabeth; his brothers: David and Alex and brother-in-law, Hector Barry. Ken is survived by his two sisters: Dorothy Mitchell of Chilliwack, BC and Mary Barry of Weyburn as well as numerous and nephews. Ken was born on the family farm and continued to live there till his passing. He worked the family farm with his father, later his brother till two years before his death. He took his schooling at the South Weyburn School. Ken enjoyed anything mechanical whether it be the farm machinery or the times he worked at garages in Weyburn. Ken spent a short time in the Army during WWII. He was a long time member of the Agricultural Society. Ken was a quiet individual who was always ready to help and will be missed by his family. A memorial service was held on Monday, August 11 at 10:00 a.m. at Fletcher Funeral Chapel, Weyburn with Gary W. Goran officiating. Interment will be held at a later date.
- Norman Joseph Leonard. On August 30, 2000 Norman Joseph Leonard Mickler, late of Weyburn, passed away at the age of 69 years. Predeceased by his father, Joseph in 1976; two sisters: Sharon in 1945 and Delores in 1989; sister-in-law Bev and brother-in-law Toy. Norman is survived by his wife Elsa of Weyburn; his mother Juilette Mickler of Weyburn; sisters: Loretta (Lionel) of Montmartre; Darlene (Bob) of Gladmar; Gloria (Delbert) of Verwood; brothers: Terry (Carla) of Weyburn; and David of Radville; aunts, nieces, nephews, great nieces and nephews and cousins. Norman was born in Gladmar on December 6, 1930. He attended school at London, and Three Lakes. When he got older he went to work on the elevators. He lived in Regina where he had a snow removal company. He then decided to move out to BC. He lived in Vancouver for many years and worked as a roofer. Due to circumstances he was unable to work any longer, so decided to move back to Weyburn. He enjoyed cooking and repairing older things. He was very attentive to his mother's needs the past 13 years, caring for her in his home this last year. He had great pleasure in helping and doing errands for others and enjoyed visiting with all of his friends. He resided in the Weyburn Trailer Court until his passing. Prayers were said Friday, September 1 at 7:30 p.m. from Fletcher Funeral Chapel, Weyburn. Funeral service was held Saturday, September 2 at 11:00 a.m. from Fletcher Funeral Chapel with Father Francis Hengen officiating. Cremation with interment to follow at a later date. All those in attendance were considered to be honorary pallbearers. The active pallbearers were his nephews: Lyle Ness, Harvey Hind, Darrel Tremblay, Joey Mickler, Murray Arnold and Garry Klien.
- Christopher Peter (May 6, 1960 - November 8, 2009). Chris passed away peacefully in the early morning hours of Sunday, November 8th at the Weyburn General Hospital at the age of 49. Christopher was predeceased by his parents, Leopold and Madeline Mildenberger; mother and father-in-law, Ed and Nellie Nelson. Chris is survived by his wife Gloria Mildenberger, Weyburn; his children Amy (Devin) Furgason and their son Carter, Richard Mildenberger, Regina, Leah Mildenberger (Dave Kot), Weyburn, sisters: Bernadine Park, Drayton Valley, AB, Maryanne (Les) Stephenson, Fox Creek, AB, Marg (Marvin) Thrun, Luseland, Beatrice (Clayten) Atley, Red Deer, AB, Julie Mildenberger (Barry Kristalovish), Sandy Lake, MB; brother Jack (Liz) Mildenberger, Calgary, AB, sisters and brothers-in-law: Donna (Dave) Kerr, Weyburn, Ernie Nelson (Brenda) Weyburn, Naomi Nelson, Weyburn, Brenda (Terry) Beres, Red Deer, AB, Sandy Nelson, Weyburn, as well as numerous nieces and nephews. Chris was born on May 6, 1960, in Kerrobert, the sixth of seven children born to Leopold and Madeline Mildenberger. Chris graduated from high school in 1978 and attended SIAST Kelsey in Saskatoon where he received his 4th Class Power Engineer Certificate. Soon after, he accepted the position of 4th Class Shift Engineer at the Weyburn Union Hospital. He was just 18 when he began his lifelong career with what became the Sun Country Health Region. Chris met Gloria Nelson in 1979 and they were married at Grace United Church on July 17, 1982. During this time, he received his 3rd Class Power Engineer Certificate through correspondence from the Southern Alberta Institute of Technology. He held the position of Shift Engineer until 1987 when he took on the role of Chief Engineer. Chris continued to further his education with an Automatic Controls Certificate and Building Systems Technician I, II and III also from SAIT. His first child, a daughter, Amy was born in 1984, son Richard in 1986 and second daughter, Leah, in 1989. He was always ready to teach his kids, from riding bikes without training wheels to making them practice driving the Chevette up and down the driveway. Summer holidays were spent visiting family, having BBQ's, running around the backyard playing on the slip n' slide and watching thunderstorms. Almost every winter he helped build a snow fort that would top the fort from the previous winter. In July of 1993, Chris became a Level I Volunteer Firefighter with the Weyburn Fire Brigade. Over the years he took advantage of the many programs and courses offered through the department and in 2000, he became a Level II Professional Firefighter. He also was a First Responder, received Parmedic and Oilfield/Spill training and became qualified to drive emergency vehicles among countless other qualifications. After 16 years of service he made the hard decision to hang up his black hat in January of 2008. In 1996, he made the move from the General Hospital to Souris Valley to become the Maintenance Manager for the Sun Country Health Region. He remained in that position which included two years of Acting Maintenance Director from 2004 to 2006 in addition to his regular duties until medical reasons forced him to take leave in October 2008. In addition to being on call 24-7 he was also the Fire Marshall and was the Chairman of the Occupational Health and Safety Committee. He loved the Souris Valley building and was sad to see it go. He knew the facility inside and out and could tell stories for days if you let him. Chris enjoyed carpentry and wood-working, talents he picked up from his father. He placed in the top ten for his first attempt at carving roses in a People's Choice Exhibition at the Allie Griffin Art Gallery. There wasn't anything he couldn't fix or build. You could always count on Chris to help with absolutely anything, anytime, anywhere. This often resulted in trips to the ER for stitches. You always knew it was bad when he came inside looking for a band-aid. His vegetable garden also played a big role each year. In the winter he would start drawing up plans of what variety of corn he wanted to plant and what was going next to the tomatoes. In addition to fixing, building and planting, he also taught Fireman's Papers (entry level for steam engineering) for nine years at the Southeast Regional College. He loved his pet cats. Spock, a stray that showed up one winter, became his buddy for 17 years to "Kitty" the latest stray who ripped apart the garbage each week until he felt sorry for her and took her in last year. His grandson Carter was born in June 2008, and although their time together was short, Grandpa was always there to help out building a "chicken coop" door to keep the cats out of his room or to watch him for a few hours. They could always make each other smile and laugh. The word brave comes up frequently from people who crossed paths with Chris throughout this ordeal. No matter how bad things got, how sick he felt or how much pain he was in he never let on and never complained. He did his best to keep family and friends from worrying and seemed a little irritated at times that people were so concerned about him. His time here, although cut far too short made impressions in the lives of many. Chris will be greatly missed by all who had the privilege of knowing him and will never be forgotten. A gathering for family and friends was held on Thursday November 12 from 6:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m. in the Terminal Room of the Weyburn Inn, Weyburn.
- Gordon Edmund. On Monday, March 24, 2003, Gordon Edmund Miles passed away at Souris Valley Extended Care Centre at the age of 80 years after a lengthy illness. Predeceased by his father and mother, Jack and Goldie Miles; one son, Larry Jon Gordon Miles; brothers: Glen, Wally, Sid, Harold and Art and a sister, Grace Alexander. Gordon is survived by his loving wife of 61 years, Daisy of Weyburn; children: Dan Miles of Atlanta, GA and his children: David and Jennifer (Darcy) Golden and Stephen: Ernie (Valerie) Miles of Saskatoon and their children; Erica and Paige; Karen Miles of Weyburn and Lisa Miles of Weyburn; one brother, Paul (Marilyn) Miles of Edmonton, AB; as well as many nieces and nephews. Gordon was born in Assiniboia on January 24, 1923 to John and Goldie Miles, one of eight children. Gordon and Daisy were married March 31, 1941 and celebrated almost 62 years of marriage together. Gordon's many endeavours included the Dime Delivery, Laing's Beverages and others, but he will be remembered most for his time spent as the local milkman. He also spent many years on city council as an alderman and one term as mayor. Time spent working with the Gideons and the Salvation Army was typical of Gordon's willingness to help people in their time of need. He will always be remembered as a caring and loving husband, father and friend. Funeral service was held Friday, March 28 at 2:00 p.m. from the Weyburn Free Methodist Church with Pastor Wade Fitzpatrick officiating. Interment followed in Hillcrest Cemetery, Weyburn. Active pallbearers were: Murray Miles, Gerry Miles, Darcy Golden, Judy Holyer, Joy Schiller, and Judy Kelly. The honorary pallbearers were: Eric and Esther Verity, Floyd and Elma Schauf, Bill and Wilhelmina Smailes, Albert Schultz, Dolly Vatamaniuck and Evelyn Prentice.
- Carol Rose was born on December 3rd, 1944 in Weyburn, to Frank and Victoria Milleker. She spent her life in the Weyburn community attending school and working for 27 years as a dietary aide at the Weyburn Union Hospital. Carol's greatest love was the Weyburn Red Wings and the Toronto Blue Jays. She also loved to spend time with her family, shopping and dining out. Carol leaves to mourn her brothers and sisters: Agnes Bourassa of Saskatoon, Eileen McFadden of Regina, Fred (Lydia) Milleker of Weyburn and Ron (Janice) Milleker of Weyburn; sister-in-law Della Milleker as well as numerous nieces, nephews, great nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her parents Frank and Victoria Milleker; brother Ervin and sister Evely Wiseman. Carol passed away on January 31, 2004 at the age of 59 in Weyburn. A memorial service was held Wednesday, February 4 at 10:30 a.m. from St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church with Father Albert Schmitz, Celebrant. Interment will be held at a later date.
- Amelia Elizabeth (nee Bernard). On Friday, August 3, 2001, Amelia Elizabeth Miller, late of Weyburn passed away at Hilltop Manor, at the age of 93 years. Predeceased by her parents: J. Arnold and Johanna Bernard; her husband, Ralph; two sisters: Mary Gilfoil and Irene O'Handley; four brothers: Nick, Arnold, Leonard and Edward Bernard. Amelia is survived by her children: Maurice (Vera) Miller, Rita (John) Campbell, Lucille (Ray) Schwartzenberger, Dean (Delores) Miller, and Yvonne Miller; 16 grandchildren, 22 great grandchildren and one great great grandchild; three sisters: Jeanette Schmidt, Anne Atwater, Ella Dodds; and one brother, Tony Bernard; as well as numerous nieces and nephews. Amelia was born March 21, 1908 on her father's homestead near Axford, the fourth child of eleven, born to J. Arnold and Johanna Bernard (nee Eckes). She went to Carnarvon school until she was 14. She wrote her grade 8 in Lang, passed, "and that was the end of my schooling." Then it was work on her father's farm, driving up to eight horses in the field. She married Ralph Miller of Trossachs in the spring in 1928 in the Trossachs School House. They were married for 51 years, and raised a family of five children. She was a charter member of the Trossachs Homemaker's Club formed in 1932. She was proud to be an active member of this organization, now known as the Town and Country Women, until her death. She was instrumental in bringing swimming lessons to the CPR dam, where over the years many children from Trossachs and area learned to swim. She was also a member of Weyburn Union Hospital Auxiliary, and knitted many baby outfits to help raise money for this organization. As a member of the St. Mary's Altar Society, she helped residents of SVECC to church. In 1949 she skipped a team from the Trossachs Curling Club to the first Provincial Ladies Championship Playdowns in Saskatoon. She also helped organize the Senior Ladies Curling Club in Weyburn. She and Ralph attended World Curling Championships in Switzerland, Scotland, Duluth and Regina. She loved cards, puzzles, dancing, bingo, gardening and tried golfing in her 70's. She was famous for her whistling. She whistled while she cooked, drove her car and gardened. With her garden being adjacent to the Trossachs School yard, many children over the years wrote their final exams to the tune of "Blue Skirt Waltz." She enjoyed watching baseball, and curling on TV whenever she could. She and Ralph bought a house in Weyburn in 1978. When she was 85, she moved to an apartment. In the fall of 1999, she moved to Hilltop Manor. She was proud of her 16 grandchildren, and of all their accomplishments. The family is especially grateful to Heather, Jim and staff at Hilltop Manor for their special care and attention. Prayers were said Monday, August 6, at 7:30 p.m. from Fletcher Funeral Chapel, Weyburn. The Funeral mass was held Tuesday, August 7, at 10:30 a.m from St. Vincent de Paul Roman Catholic Church, Weyburn, with Father Francis Hengen Celebrant. Interment followed in Green Acres Memorial Gardens, Weyburn. Members of the Trossachs Town and Country Women were honorary pallbearers. The active pallbearers were her grandsons: Jaime Miller, Kerwin Miller, Kurt Scwartzenberger, Johnny Campbell, Tim Campbell and Shawn Campbell.
- Eva (nee Thomas) Miller, our dear mother, grandmother and great grandmother, died peacefully surrounded by family on October 13, 2004, at the Weyburn General Hospital, age 89 years. Eva was born February 17, 1915 at Holdfast, SK, to John and Mary Thomas, the third youngest of 18 children. She married John Miller, January 1934, and they had a family of eight children. They enjoyed a loving marriage of 62 years, in which each was the other's best friend. They enjoyed the company of relatives and neighbours of the Ralph/ Grand Bend/ Little Rock School communities. Mother was a superlative homemaker. Her clean home, cooking and baking, canning, sewing, knitting, embroidery, quilting, gardening, raising chickens and turkeys were second only to her devoted care of her family. She knew a home remedy for most ailments and her healing hands soothed many a pain or fevered brow. She lived her faith and she will be missed by many who knew her kind and gentle ways. She is predeceased by her parents, her beloved husband John in 1996, all of her brothers and sisters, one infant daughter, Audrey in 1937, and one son Jim in 1989. She is survived by her children: Mary (Jim) Gough of Armstrong, BC; Alex (Shirley) of McTaggart; Ron (Gloria) of Weyburn; Fred (Kay) of Red Deer, AB; Stan of Weyburn; Janice (Joe) Vilcu of Midale; one daughter-in-law, Carol of Mississauga, ON; 16 grandchildren, 14 great grandchildren, and many nieces and nephews. Prayers were held Thursday, October 14 at 7:30 p.m. from Fletcher Funeral Chapel, Weyburn, with Father Gerry Bauche presiding. The funeral mass was Friday, October 15 at 2 p.m. from St. Vincent de Paul Roman Catholic Church, Weyburn, with Father Gerry Bauche, celebrant. Interment followed at Green Acres Memorial Gardens, Weyburn. All those in attendance were considered to be honorary pallbearers. The active pallbearers were grandsons David Miller, Dana Miller, Bruce Miller, Daniel Miller, Jeramy Vilcu and good friend of the family, Glenn Swenson.
- Frederick Allen. We are saddened to announce the unexpected death of Frederick Allen Miller of Red Deer, Alberta on Friday, May 22, 2009. He was born in Weyburn on July 5, 1941, and was one of eight children of John and Eva (Thomas) Miller. He is predeceased by his loving wife Kay, his parents John and Eva Miller, a sister, Audrey, brothers, Jim and Alex. Fred leaves to mourn his first wife, Bonnie Bell; his daughters, Kim (Kevin) Young of Calgary, Kacy (Aaron) Fritz of Calgary and step sons' Don of Okotoks, Gary (Teri) Smutko of Airdrie, Randy (Crystal) Smutko of Invermere; his sisters, Mary (Jim Gough), Janice (Joe Vilcu); brothers, Ron (Gloria) Miller, Stan Miller; sisters-in-law, Shirley Miller and Carol Miller, as well as 13 precious grandchildren and 10 great grandchildren and numerous nieces, nephews and cousins. All who knew Fred will remember him as a quiet, loving man who enjoyed the simple life with his family. His passion for the outdoors, eating home cooked meals, golfing, playing cards & board games, and taking after dinner naps will be remembered by all. He will be deeply missed but we will cherish the memories we have of him forever. A Funeral Mass for Fred will be held in his hometown of Weyburn, St. Vincent de Paul Roman Catholic Church, on Tuesday, July 14, 2009 at 10:30 AM.
- John Alexander. On Thursday, December 29, 2005, John Alexander Miller, late of McTaggart, passed away at the Weyburn General Hospital at the age of 67 years. Predeceased by his mother and father, Eva and John Miller; sister, Audrey in infancy, brother, Jim Miller and sister-in-law, Kathleen Miller. Alex will be lovingly remembered by his wife of 43 years, Shirley Miller and their family: daughter, Shelley (Keith) Hertes of Estevan, and their children, Logan, Kyle and Justin Hertes; son, Bruce (Shannon) Miller of Weyburn, and their children, Nikole and Cody Miller; sisters and brothers: Mary (Jim) Gough of Armstrong, BC, Ron (Gloria) Miller of Weyburn, Fred Miller of Red Deer, AB, Stan Miller of Weyburn, Janice (Joe) Vilcu of Midale; sister-in-law, Carol Miller of Mississauga, ON; mother and father-in-law, Don and Elva Turner of Weyburn; sister-in-law, Sharon Turner of Regina; as well as numerous nieces and nephews. Alex was born in Weyburn on July 25, 1938 to John and Eva Miller. For many years, Alex drove his faithful horse "Ted" pulling a wagon or sleigh of brothers and sister to Little Rock School. At 15 he quit school to seed his first crop when his dad was sick with cancer. He dreamed of returning to school and pursuing a career in architecture. He worked on drilling rigs for several years before taking up farming full time. He sowed fifty crops before he retired. On September 29, 1962, Alex married Shirley Turner in Weyburn. They lived four years in the city before moving to the farm where they continued to live until his passing. Over the years, Alex became a very skillful welder. His latest project was helping Bruce build a tank for the new pump this past fall. As farming and his strong work ethic were his life, there was little time for leisure or hobbies. In recent years he enjoyed watching the grandchildren play whatever sport was in season. Last summer he purchased a boat to take the boys fishing. After watching Shirley curl for several years, and then marrying into the Turner family, he decided to take up the sport himself and he soon loved it. Alex worked with a couple of committees and ushered for 20 years at St. Vincent de Paul Church. He missed Christmas for the first time this year. Alex willingly gave of his time to help others, whether it be a neighbor, a family member or a complete stranger in need. Alex enjoyed time with his family, be it swinging with the grandkids on the tire swing, making sausage with his brothers and sisters, or hosting a family Christmas with 35 for dinner. Alex was a friend to everyone. His motto was 'make a new friend everyday'. He was one to always take the time to visit with anyone he met telling them of his latest adventure in life. His story telling always made people laugh. His friendly, outgoing nature drew people of all ages to him. Alex's passing will leave a void in all the lives he touched. His memory will live on in us as we retell the stories he told us. Prayers were said Sunday, January 1, 2006 at 7:00 p.m. from St. Vincent de Paul Church. The Funeral Mass was held Monday, January 2 at 10:00 a.m. from St. Vincent de Paul Roman Catholic Church, Weyburn, with Father Gerry Bauche Celebrant. Pallbearers were: David Miller, Dana Miller, Daniel Miller, Jeramy Vilcu, Aaron Fettes and Kelly Glaspey. All those in attendance were considered to be honorary pallbearers. Interment followed in Hillcrest Cemetery, Weyburn.
- Sidney H. W. Miller, late of Penticton, BC, formerly of Weyburn, passed away suddenly at the age of 80 years at the Pasqua Hospital, Regina, on July 3, 2001. Sid requested a cremation and a private family graveside service be held. Predeceased by his parents, James and Alice Miller, two brothers: Jim and Don Miller, one sister-in-law, Gwen Miller. Sid is survived by his wife, Alice Miller of Penticton, BC, his daughter, Sandra (Albert) Hanni of Weyburn; two grandsons: Jeff (Gail) Hanni of Calgary, AB and Duncan Hanni of Red Deer, AB; one great grandson, Noel; sister, Joan (Arthur) Kitchen and brother, Reg Miller, both of Gravesend Kent, England, as well a numerous nieces and nephews.
- H. George Milne, late of Weyburn, passed away on Friday, January 6, 2006 at the age of 76 years. George was predeceased by his parents, Harry and Christina Milne, father and mother-in-law, John and Mary Harkness and a brother-in-law Robert Silliker. He is lovingly remembered by his wife of 51 years Yvonne of Weyburn; his children: Karen (Bill) Coleman, Weyburn, Jennifer (Michael) Houlden, Yellowknife, NWT and Jeff (Melissa) Milne of Hanna, AB; three grandchildren, Lisa (Derrick) Coleman, Ryan Coleman and Amelia Milne; his sister Peggy (Jim) McKellar of Carlyle and family, his cousins in Manitoba, sisters-in-law Margaret Silliker of Ottawa, ON and Jean (Cam) Gaudet, Aylmer, QC and their families. George was born in Scotsguard on May 17, 1929. George married Yvonne Harkness on April 17, 1954. They farmed on the Harkness farm in the Hazelbank district, north of Kisbey for 17 years. They moved to Weyburn in 1971 where George was employed at Co-op Implements until 1985. George worked at the Co-op Department store and then on to Grace United Church, until his retirement. George and Yvonne enjoyed traveling across Canada and abroad with particular enjoyment of Canada's north. George enjoyed hockey and skated until he was into his 70's. He tied many children's skates during his time at public skating. But most important to George was his family. The Service of Remembrance for George was held on Wednesday, January 11th at 2:00 p.m. at Grace United Church, Weyburn with Gary W. Goran officiating. Interment was held at Warmley Cemetery, Kisbey. All in Attendance were considered Honorary Pallbearers.
- Elizabeth "Betty" J. (nee Kyle) passed away February 19, 1999 at London, England, at the age of 77. She was predeceased by her husband Frank Mirwald in March 1998 and her parents Earn (1971) and Minnie (1982) Kyle. Betty will be fondly remembered by her children Albert (Lisa) Mirwald and children Samantha, Amy and Kyle of Cranfield Beds, England, and Noreen (Vaughn) Schneider and children Kurt and Andrea of Portland, Oregon, brother Jack (Eloise) Kyle, Victoria, BC and sister Lois (Lynn) Karst of Estevan and several nieces and nephews. Betty received her schooling at South Weyburn School and Weyburn Collegiate, going on to nurse's training at City Hospital, Saskatoon, graduating in 1944. She nursed at the old Weyburn General Hospital and Regina General before moving to Portland, Oregon in 1950. Betty and Frank were married in 1950 and Betty continued nursing and raising a family until retiring in 1987. Betty will be greatly missed by her family and extended family in Oregon, BC and SK, and by her many friends and co-workers.
- Beatrice (nee Lario) was the youngest of ten children of Adelbert and Charlotte Lario, who moved to Saskatchewan from Ontario in 1902. All children were born at home on the farm near Willmar. Bea worked on the family farm and other farms in the area, and married David Mitchell in 1943. They continued farm work together and lived first in Browning, Redvers, Lampman and other communites. Twins, Evelyn and Yvonne, were born in 1945, Verlea in 1948 and Maxine in 1953. The family lived for many years in Weyburn, and built their own house at 207 First Ave NW in 1961. While raising her girls Bea did domestic cleaning and worked in restaurants, including Club Cafe, the BA and The Ranch, which the family owned. Bea and David took in boarders to help make ends meet, and also cared for mentally challenged clients for 15 years at the family home. Bea loved bingo, playing cards and holiday get-togethers with the family. After her husband's death, she lived primarily with her youngest daughter in Weyburn and then Moose Jaw. She enjoyed camping and helped to raise her grandchildren. Bea lived the past three years in Hamilton, ON with daughter Maxine and son-in-law Cliff. Bea faced many health problems and injuries over the years, but never allowed them to dampen her spirit or love of life. She was a strong, feisty person all her life and maintained it to the end. Bea loved all her family and friends. She will be dearly missed by all who knew her. Bea passed away peacefully in her sleep at the Henderson Hospital in Hamilton, ON on March 8, 2004. She was predeceased by her mother and father, brothers: Melford, David and Edward; sisters: Eva May Goudy, Bessie Drager, Myrtle Wheeler, Bertha Franklin and Ellie Lario; her husband David Mitchell (1972) and daughter Yvonne Cook (1992) both of Weyburn. Bea is survived by her daughters: Evelyn (Harry) Price and Verlea Imbery of Calgary, AB and Maxine (Cliff) Mack of Hamilton, ON, 12 grandchildren, 17 great grandchildren and three great, great grandchildren; her brother, Wilfred (Irene) Lario of Arcola. Visitation was held on Sunday March 14 from 2:00-4:00 p.m. from Hastings-Dionne Funeral Home. A graveside service took place on Monday, March 15 at 2:00 p.m. at Hillcrest Cemetery with Capt. Raelene Russell officiating.
- Elizabeth Katherine "Bette" (nee Hammer). Bette Mitchell, late of Regina, passed away at the age of 90 years after several years of ill health. She was predeceased by her father Frank Hammer and mother Genevieve of Weyburn, SK. Her surviving siblings are sisters Annie Legin (Mike) of Weyburn and Mary Armit of Calgary; and brother Peter (Karol) of Maple Ridge, B.C. Bette has numerous nieces and nephews. She is survived by her husband of 67 years, Ron; sons Grant (Lien) and Philip; and Michael (Kari) and their family in Norway. After graduating from Weyburn Collegiate, Bette took nurse's training at the Grey Nuns Hospital in Regina. Subsequently she became a war bride when she married Lieut. Ron. She continued to nurse in several locations across Canada during the war and when Ron continued post-war education at university. Eventually home responsibilities reduced her nursing to special assignments. She enjoyed her sons, her arts, her bridge clubs and travel, which took her across Canada, the United States, Hawaii, the U.K. and Europe. The family is most appreciative of the compassionate care provided by Solace Care Home over the last three years. Flowers gratefully declined. By mutual agreement, there will be no funeral service. The family will honour Bette at a later date.
- Jesse James Alexander. On Tuesday, October 30, 2001, Jesse James Alexander Mitchell passed away at the age of eight months. He was predeceased by his grandfather, Douglas Mitchell; grandmother, Eva Friesen; great grandparents: Peter and Agnes Reimer, Cornelius and Katherine Friesen, Bert and Agnes Mitchell, Jake and Lola Hiebert and also two uncles: Merlin and Jeffrey Friesen in infancy. Jesse is survived by his Dad and Mom, Ken and Bonita and his sweet sister, Amber Mitchell; Grandma Doris, Grandpa Mike; Grandpa and Grandma Lawrence and Wilma Friesen; as well as numerous aunts, uncles, cousins and friends. Jesse James Alexander Mitchell was born at the Regina General Hospital on February 18, 2001. He spent his short life with his mom, dad and Amber in and around Weyburn. He and Amber spent a lot of time at the Family Place in Weyburn with their friends. He will be lovingly remembered by all. A funeral service was held Friday, November 2 at 2:00 p.m. from Knox Presbyterian Church, Weyburn, with Rev. John Ferrier officiating. Interment was on Saturday in Pine Grove Cemetery, Carrot River. Pallbearers were: James Mitchell, Shane Mitchell, Chris Back and Kevin Friesen.
- Molly Phyllis (nee Dooley). It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of our dear mother and grandmother Molly Phyllis Mitchell on Friday July 9, 2010 at the Carman memorial Hospital. She is survived by her sons Bob (Tanya) and Tim (Nancy) of Carman, MB, grandchildren Mikila, Alexa and Tim and sister Doreen Hurl of Brandon, MB. She was predeceased by her husband Robert James (Bob) Mitchell and her son Richard Dooley (Dick) Mitchell. Mother was born to Richard and Sarah Dooley of Wawota on February 4, 1918, took nursing training in Medicine Hat, AB, and served overseas with the Canadian forces in Europe during the Second World War. After her discharge she married Bob Mitchell of Weyburn, nursed in Weyburn and then in Brandon until her retirement to Duncan, BC in 1975. Molly enjoyed her times at Kenosee Lake and the many hours on the golf course there. A graveside memorial service was held at 2:00 pm Friday, July 16 at the Hillcrest Cemetery in Weyburn.
- Roy Wellington. It is with great sadness that the family announces the passing of Roy Wellington Mitchell, late of Weyburn, on November 30, 2005 at the age of 84 years. Roy was predeceased by his mother and father, Myrtle and William Mitchell, his wife, Pearl (nee Wallin), two brothers, Clifford and Lloyd Mitchell, two sisters-in-law, Thelma Mitchell and Helen Wallin, two brothers-in-law, Orville and Lorne Wallin. Roy will be lovingly remembered by his only daughter, Faye (Rick) Roesslein of Weyburn, and their son, Trevor (Stacey) Roesslein of Yellow Grass, four great grandsons: Austin Roesslein of Spicer, Minnesota, Trey Ebel of Yellow Grass, Cameron and Reis Roesslein of Yellow Grass; sisters-in-law: Ethel Mitchell of Regina, Mae Wallin of Yellow Grass, Lydia Wallin of Weyburn and Bernice (Vernon) Voechting of Winnipeg, MB; brother-in-law, Roy Wallin of Weyburn; as well as numerous nieces and nephews. Roy was born in Weyburn on October 13, 1921 and was raised on the family homestead just northwest of Weyburn. He attended school at West Weyburn School for a number of years and then transferred to Assiniboia School in Weyburn. Upon completion of school, Roy worked on the family farm, where there was always a favourite pony to ride. He also hired out to neighbouring farms and worked part-time driving taxi for Hart's Taxi. At age 17, Roy joined the voluntary Reserve with the South Saskatchewan Regiment in which he trained for three years in Weyburn and Dundurn. In 1943 Roy married Pearl Wallin and took up farming his own land. Roy was a grain farmer, but over the years also had dairy cattle, hogs and sheep, all of which he really enjoyed. Roy was active in the West Weyburn Community helping out whenever and wherever he was needed. He was also a member and honorary director of the Weyburn Agricultural Society for 47 years. Roy was an avid hockey fan, first watching the Weyburn Beavers hockey team and then the Weyburn Red Wings when they originated in the early 60's. Roy's grandson, Trevor began playing hockey in 1976 and continued until 1993. He was the typical proud Grandpa and attended every game he and Grandma possibly could. Roy was especially proud when Trevor played Junior A hockey with the Weyburn Red Wings and the Yorkton Terriors and then went on to college hockey in Minnesota. He even purchased a special satellite program so he could watch some of the college games from Minnesota. Roy was definitely born a farmer and loved it all his life. One of the favourite times of the year of course was harvest; his son-in-law, Rick helped out in the earlier years, then when grandson Trevor was old enough, he took over driving truck and then as the years went by, all the other equipment as well. Roy found great enjoyment when his great grandsons were around him. He would get down on the floor and play with them at great length. Roy was a great kibitzer and always had a quick comeback when someone had a smart remark. Roy retired in 1997 and remained living on his farm, for which he received the Century Family Farm Award in 1999, until 2002, when his illness took him to the Souris Valley Extended Care Centre and then to Tatagwa View, where he remained until his passing. We, the family wish to express our sincere gratitude to the many staff members and to Dr. P. Fong for the exceptional care given during Roy's stay. Funeral service was held Monday, December 5 at 2:00 p.m. from Grace United Church, Weyburn, with Gary W. Goran officiating minister. The interment followed in Hillcrest Cemetery, Weyburn. All those in attendance were considered to be honorary pallbearers. The active pallbearers were: David Pulfer, Don Bell, Barry McTaggart, Dale Wallin, Barry Wallin and Laurie Wallin.
- Olga Marie (nee Martin) passed away suddenly on Tuesday, November 7, 2000 at Weyburn. Predeceased by her parents, Richard and Rose Martin; her husband, Norman and four brothers and sisters: Lydia Mantay, Elsie Lutz, Fred Martin and Gertrude Reichmuth. Olga is survived by her three sons: Willis (Arlaine) Moe of Saskatoon; Dennis (Linda) Moe of Estevan; and Russell (Donna) Moe of Weyburn; six grandchildren: Jina, David (Anne), Tanya, Garrett (Danielle), Jordan, Brandon, and three great grandchildren: Jessica, Samantha and Michayla; one sister, Ila (Ted) Mills of Windlesham, England; two brothers: Walter (Grace) Martin of Weyburn and Wilmer (Mary) Martin of Winnipeg, MB; as well as many nieces and nephews. Olga was born in the Weyburn District on May 15, 1915. She received her education at Prairie View School. Olga and Norman were married in1939 and made their home in Cedoux on the family farm. The family moved into Weyburn in 1951. Olga was a homemaker, worked part-time as a cook and also had numerous boarders over the years which extended their family. After Norman's passing, Olga worked at the Saskatchewan Hospital as night housemother. She left the nurse's residence to become a personal services worker at Souris Valley Regional Care Centre. She was employed there until she retired in 1980. Olga's life was dedicated to her family, friends and community. She was particularly involved with Grace United Church, Rebekahs, Royal Purple, Hospital Auxiliary. Alzheimer's Society and the Wheatland Senior Centre. Olga spent her last year at Hill Top Manor where she acquired another loving, extended family and continued to enjoy life to the fullest. Olga was a friend to all who knew her and will be sadly missed by many. Funeral service was held Friday, November 10 at 2:00 p.m. from Knox Presbyterian Church, Weyburn with Rev. Ross McMurtry officiating. Interment followed in Hillcrest Cemetery, Weyburn. All those in attendance were considered to be honorary pallbearers. The active pallbearers were: Jordan Moe, Garrett Moe, Barry Martin, Cliff Martin, Brandon Moe and Danielle Herberholz.
- Norma Marion (nee Hausch). On Sunday, November 23, 2008, Norma Marion Moldenhauer of Courtenay, BC and formerly of Weyburn, passed away at the Royal Jubilee Hospital in Victoria, BC at the age of 47 years. Predeceased by her father, Norman Hausch. Norma will be lovingly remembered by her husband, Deno Moldenhauer of Courtenay, BC and their two sons, Rody Moldenhauer of Calgary, AB and Devin (Kimberley) Moldenhauer of Coutenay, BC and their son, Daxin; her mother, Gertie Hausch of Weyburn; three sisters: Barb Hunt (Les Bakaluk) of WeyburnK, Carol (Les) Sproule of Weyburn and their two daughters, Danielle and Kaley, and Karen Hausch of Weyburn; father and mother-in-law, Paul and Karen Moldenhauer of Moose Jaw; brother-in-law, Ranie (Carla) Moldenhauer of Gull Lake, AB and their children, Bryce and Dakota; sister-in-law, Shelley (Blaine) Paul of Carnduff, and their children, Levi and Natasha as well as numerous uncles, aunts, cousins, relatives and friends. Norma was born January 3, 1961 in Fillmore. She grew up on the family farm near Creelman where she received her elementary schooling. She continued her education in Weyburn when her family moved there in 1975. She married Deno Moldenhauer on October 15, 1977 at Grace United Church in Weyburn. Norma worked for a short time at Souris Valley, and in 1981 began work at the Weyburn General Hospital, first in dietary and then in housekeeping. When Norma was a young wife and mother, she was diagnosed with Lupus. Approximately ten years ago she had to take a disability leave from work because of her health. Norma was a hard worker, be it at work or at home. She always kept a garden and did lots of canning and pickling. She enjoyed camping, scrapbooking, doing puzzles, reading and playing cards with her mom and sisters during their weekly Saturday night visits. She enjoyed attending her sons' activities, be it Rody playing football or wrestling, or Devin swimming with his Silver Seals. Norma was so very proud of her boys and what they had accomplished in their lives. After Rody graduated, he moved to Calgary where he attended DeVry Institute of Technology and started work as a financial planner and investor. Norma and Deno enjoyed travelling to Calgary to see the latest projects Rody was involved in. After Devin graduated, he went to Lake Louise to work at the Lake Louise ski resort, where he met his future wife, Kimberley. He followed her back to her home to Australia, where they were married on May 1, 2004. Norma and Deno spent a month in Australia attending the wedding, meeting Kimberley's family and seeing the sights. July 1, 2007 was a very special day for Norma, as it was the day her first grandson was born; Daxin Chris Deno Moldenhauer. Daxin was born in Australia. For a few years, Norma and Deno had talked about retiring to BC and when the opportunity came up for them to manage a hotel that their sons had bought in Courtenay, BC, they decided to give it a try, they moved to Courtenay in April of 2007. They worked hard to turn Mount Washington Hostel and City Centre Spirits into a family business. In January of this year, Devin, Kimberley and Daxin moved to Courtenay where until just recently they lived in the same house as Norma and Deno. It was wonderful that Norma got to see her little guy every day. Daxin truly was the light of her life. Norma lived her life by the following prayer: "God grant me the Serenity to accept the things I cannot change, the courage to change the things I can and the wisdom to know the difference." Norma was a wonderful wife, loving daughter, caring sister, devoted mother, and a proud grandmother. Heaven is already a better place because you are there. God will take care of you until we meet again. Funeral service was held Saturday, November 29, at 2:00 p.m. at Grace United Church in Weyburn, with Rev. Barnabas officiating. A tribute was given by Rody and Devin to their mother, words of remembrance were spoken by her sister, Carol Sproule, and the poem 'Footprints' was read by her daughter-in-law, Kimberley and nieces, Danielle and Kaley. Interment will be at a later date at Hillcrest Cemetery, Weyburn. The pallbearers were her brothers-in-law: Les Sproule, Les Bakaluk, Ranie Moldenhauer and Blaine Paul, and her nephews, Bryce Moldenhauer and Levi Myers.
- Roy Edward Mokelki aged 62 years of Eastend, Sask. and formerly of Weyburn died suddenly at his home in Eastend on Tuesday, March 31. He was born at Weyburn on October 17, 1946, the first born child of Ralph and Jean Mokelki. He lived with his parents at Castlegar, BC until age 8 and then the family returned to the farm at Goodwater where he received his education. Roy served in Princess Patricia Canadian Light Infantry for two years and then took a small motor repair course at Weyburn. He married Sandy Schultz at Weyburn on December 27, 1969. They lived and farmed 3 and one half miles north of Weyburn where their three sons Jody, Cory and Chris were born. During his time at Weyburn Roy also worked for ten years in the Oilfield Service sector. They moved to Eastend in 1987 where Roy continued to farm for several years. He received his Instrumentation Technology Certification from SIAST in Moose Jaw. Roy's passion for golf brought him to his career as Golf Course Superintendant. Roy was able to do what he loved as superintendant for Rock Creek Golf Club in Shaunavon and Stream bank Golf Club in Eastend. While at Weyburn he was a member of the Royal Canadian Legion Branch #47, the Elks Lodge and the Kinsmen Club. He had a passion for his family and outdoor activities, especially golf. He was predeceased by his parents Ralph and Jean Mokelki; his niece Tracy Mokelki and a great niece Abigail Jacqueline McLeod. He is survived by three sons, Jody (Robin) and grandchildren Wyatt and Owen of Eastend; Cory of Eastend; and Chris (Sandi) of Swift Current; their mother Sandy Mokelki (Garry Fandrich) of Eastend; his brothers and sisters, Patsy Ernst (Albert) of Goodwater; Dan Mokelki (Lois) of Prince Albert; Chris Mokelki (Wendy) of Balgonie; Lana Tosczak (John) of Tribune; Gail Becker (Wayne Nykoluk) of Red Deer, AB; and Garry Mokelki (Donelda) of Goodwater, as well as by many nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles and cousins. He will be remembered and missed. Memorial services were held from Eastend Memorial Hall in Eastend on Monday, April 6 at 10:30 a.m. Master of Ceremonies was Brian Van Sandt. Interment of his cremated remains will take place at Goodwater Cemetery on Saturday, April 11 at 11:00 a.m.
- Shirley Ann (nee Small), formerly of Weyburn, passed away peacefully at Sarcee Carewest Hospice in Calgary on Tuesday, December 7, 2010. Her memory lives on with her husband Leonard Samuel and her children, Johnnie (Melissa Ladouceur) and Mitzy-Lynne (Lewis Frere). She was predeceased by her parents, Charles William Small and Doris Mildred Small. Shirley was born in Winnipeg and grew up in Craik, SK. The family later moved to Lumsden and then Regina. Shirley was so kind and loving to everyone; she just had a way with people. Before marriage and family, Shirley worked at the LaSalle Hotel in Regina during the 1960’s and 1970’s. She was an avid Rider fan in the heydays of the 1966 Grey Cup win, and continued to be a Rider fan for the rest of her life. Many in Weyburn will remember Shirley for her tireless volunteering. She took on leadership roles in every activity her children were involved in. Brownie and Girl Guide leader, Home and School Association President, and Music Auxiliary President to name a few. In 2001, she and Len moved to Calgary to be closer to their children and Len took a job teaching mathematics at SAIT. Shirley often brought flowers to express her gratitude to those in healthcare who cared for her in her final years, including doctors at the Tom Baker Cancer Centre and her one-in-a-million family physician Dr. Bao Nguyen in Calgary. Her family expresses their gratitude to the well-trained and caring staff at Sarcee Carewest Hospice. At Shirley`s request, no funeral service will be held.
- Collin G. On Tuesday, November 30, 1999, Collin G. Monteith, late of Weyburn, passed away at the age of 91 years. Predeceased by his mother and father, Alex and Mina Monteith; brother, Alex Monteith, a sister in infancy; and by a grandson, Kevin Baron. Collin is survived by his loving wife of 60 years, Katherine Monteith of Weyburn; two daughters: Sylvia Monteith of Weyburn and Sandra (Wayne) Baron of Richmond, BC; three grandchildren: Lloyd Lucksinger, Tim Lucksinger and Jeff Baron; two great grandchildren: Derek Lucksinger and Collin Lucksinger; one sister-in-law: Florence Monteith of Weyburn; one foster sister, Mable Hubbs of Weyburn; as well as nieces and nephews. Collin was born October 30, 1908 on the farm at Weyburn and he attended Prospect School. He married Katherine Heinzman on April 22, 1939 in Weyburn. They lived on the farm until moving to Weyburn in 1972, where he has lived until his passing. The family farm has been in the family for 100 years. They raised two daughters: Sylvia and Sandra. Collin was always available to help any of his neighbors when help was needed. He enjoyed sports, playing baseball in his younger days. Collin also enjoyed his season tickets for the Weyburn Red Wings hockey team, until his first heart attack in 1993. He would then listen to the games on radio. He also enjoyed coaching the Toronto Blue Jays from his easy chair where he watched all the games on TV and listened to the games not shown. He also enjoyed curling on TV. Collin and Katie celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary on April 22, 1999 and Collin celebrated his 91st birthday on October 30, 1999. Funeral service was held Thursday, December 2 at 2:00 p.m. from Knox Presbyterian Church, Weyburn, with Rev. John Ferrier officiating. Interment followed in Hillcrest Cemetery, Weyburn. Honorary pallbearers were Ben Rohloff, Rene Rubin, Marshall Culham, Pete McFadden, Morley Jacobs and Joe Rubin. The active pallbearers were: Wayne Baron, Sandy Monteith, Glen Knupp, Lloyd Culham, Ron Endicott and Ron Metheral.
- Katherine (nee Heintzman). On Sunday, February 17, 2002, Katherine Monteith, late of Weyburn, passed away at the Weyburn General Hospital at the age of 84 years. Predeceased by her mother and father, Rudolph and Armegard Heintzman; three brothers: Nick Heintzman, Walter Heintzman, and Cappie (Sebastion) Heintzman; three half brothers: Julius Bleth, Jack Bleth and Zachus Bleth; two sisters: Polly Johnson and Frances Weiler; one step sister, Anne Goguen; her husband, Collin Monteith and her grandson, Kevin Baron. Katherine will be lovingly remembered by her two daughters: Sylvia Monteith of Weyburn and Sandra (Wayne) Baron of Richmond, BC; her grandchildren: Lloyd Lucksinger, Tim Lucksinger and Jeff Baron; her great grandchildren: Derek Lucksinger and Collin Lucksinger; two sisters-in-law: Marj Heintzman of Weyburn and Mary Heintzman of Kelowna, BC, as well as many nieces and nephews. Katie Monteith was born at Leader on March 10, 1917. They lived in Kelowna, BC for a number of years and then moved back to Weyburn. Katie worked in the officers' quarters at the Saskatchewan Hospital before her marriage to Collin Monteith on April 22, 1939 in Weyburn. They farmed in the Prospect District until 1972, when they moved into Weyburn. In 1959 Katie started working at the Weyburn General Hospital. She worked on the floors as an aide, then worked in the Lab Dept. as an aide until she retired. Katie belonged to the South Weyburn Homemakers and the Prospect Community Club. Katie loved to do needlepoint and petit point until her eyesight would no longer allow her to do so. She also enjoyed working in her garden and with her house plants. Katie and Collin enjoyed playing cards with their friends. They celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary on April 22, 1999, and Katie her 80th birthday, March 19, 1997. Katie moved to Hilltop Manor in December 1999 where she resided at the time of her passing. Funeral service was held Saturday, February 23 at 2:00 p.m. from Knox Presbyterian Church, Weyburn, with Rev. John Ferrier officiating. Interment followed in Hillcrest Cemetery, Weyburn. All those in attendance were considered to be honorary pallbearers. The active pallbearers were: Morley Jacobs, Glenn Knupp, Gerry Culham, Lloyd Culham, Don Neiszner and Ron Neiszner.
- George. On Friday, April 4, 2003, George Montgomery, late of Weyburn, passed away at Parkway Lodge at the age of 86 years. Predeceased by his parents, William and Susan Montgomery; one sister, Mary Elizabeth Robbie; daughter-in-law, Lydia and by his first wife, Elsie Lois. George is survived by his sons: Ken (Judi) Montgomery of Calgary, AB; Lloyd (Sandra) Montgomery of Weyburn, and Lyle (Kathy) Montgomery of Parksville, BC; two grandchildren: Katrina and Larissa of Parksville, BC; and one sister, Ruby Robbie. Mathew George Montgomery was born December 9, 1916 at Bengough. He was raised by his parents, William and Susie Montgomery. He had two older sisters: Mary Elizabeth (known as Mae) and Ruby. He attended school at Herschel. He was a 'leftie' at a time when they were forced to write with their right hand. On April 29, 1940 George married Elsie Lois Hardwick, and they were married for 53 years. He lived in Herschel, Khedive, Griffin and finally moved to Weyburn. He married Alice Turner on December 1, 1993. George was a farmer at heart, he loved to work the land. After many years farming in southern Saskatchewan he took employment with the farm unit at the Weyburn Mental Hospital. When they closed the farm unit, he found employment at the Co-op Creamery where he worked until retirement in 1981. After retirement, George did work for Home Care. Whenever they needed something done, they knew they could always count on George. The arrival of their three sons ranks as very special for George. In 1969, as a family, they journeyed to Vancouver, BC to attend the International Assembly of Jehovah's Witnesses. In 1990, George and Elsie surrounded by friends and family celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary. There were very special occasions that brought a smile to George - in 1987 Katrina Elise and in 1991, Larissa Elizabeth were born, and later the addition of Shandy Turner. George loved baseball. He was known to organize many ball games amongst the friends. He loved to grow a good garden every season and share the produce with all. George served as a Ministerial Servant in the Weyburn Congregation of Jehovah's Witnesses. He was known for his hospitality and faithfulness at all congregational arrangements. He was frequently known as "Faithful George." George cared for family, always putting their needs first. Ken, Lloyd and Lyle each have many cherished memories of their excellent upbringing. George set a wonderful example of a husband, caring for Elsie and later Alice. When the family thinks of George, the scripture of Proverbs 17:6 comes to mind, "the beauty of sons is their father." The family also wishes to give special thanks to the staff of Parkway Lodge and also Doctor Haidash for their excellent care that they gave to George. A memorial service was held Tuesday, April 8 at 2:00 p.m. from the Kingdom Hall of Jehovah's Witnesses, Weyburn, with Arnold Kozak officiating. Interment followed in Hillcrest Cemetery, Weyburn.
- Geraldine Elizabeth (nee Spencer). It is with deep sorrow that the family of Geraldine Elizabeth Montgomery announces her passing on Tuesday, March 27, 2012 in Kimberley, British Columbia at 86 years of age. Gerry was born on December 15, 1925 in Weyburn. She married Murray Montgomery in 1946 in Weyburn. There she started at a very young age as a Senior Ledger keeper and had her very own radio talk show. She moved to Kimberley, British Columbia in 1979 where she and her daughter Sandy owned and ran Togs & Toys until four years ago. After retirement at the age of 80, she decided to write a book “Come Walk with Me”. Gerry belonged to the Eastern Star, Jobs Daughters and Daughters of the Nile. She was a member of the All Saints Anglican Church in Kimberley, British Columbia and spoke very highly of the congregation. Gerry was very passionate about her family. She was always up for a challenge enjoying many sports like golfing, curling, and loved her bridge and scrabble. Gerry is survived by her son Chris (Nancy) Montgomery of St. Paul, Minnesota; Sandra (Aurel) Beaudin of Kimberley, British Columbia; grandchildren: Michelle, Martial, Adrian, Rebecca, Allison, Sarah and 11 great grandchildren. She was predeceased by her husband Murray, sister Eva Tollefson, brother Bud Spencer and great grandchild Paige. A memorial service for Gerry took place at All Saints Anglican Church in Kimberley, British Columbia on Saturday, March 31 at 11:00 am. The Interment will be in Weyburn.
- Opal Marjorie Cynthia (nee MacDonald). On Sunday, August 10, 2003, Opal Marjorie Cynthia Mooney, late of Weyburn passed away at the Regina General Hospital at the age of 77. Predeceased by her parents, Don and Violet MacDonald of Ogema; her husband of 43 years, Art; her daughter, Irene and her grandson, Dean Haugen. Opal leaves to mourn her two daughters and their families: Betty (Tim) Haugen of Edmonton, AB and their son, Darin, daughter, Di-Anna and great granddaughter, Paige; and Bertha (Dave) McLeod of Weyburn and their daughters: Tania (Brad) Ernst and Belinda (Clayton) Levy and son David; sisters: Kathleen Jones of Vancouver, BC and Norma Dalpe of Brooks, AB; brothers: Wallace MacDonald of Moose Jaw and Ron (Marj) MacDonald of Lillooet, BC; sisters-in-law: Theresa Lloyd of Sarnia, ON Ruth (Bob) Dickson of Weyburn, brothers-in-law: Walter Mooney of Regina and Albert (Pearl) Mooney of Regina; and numerous nieces and nephews. Opal was born August 18, 1925 at Hardy. She took her schooling in Hardy and then moved to Ogema where she worked in Libbys Store. In 1946 she married Art Mooney of Bures, Sask. in Ogema. They farmed at Edgeworth and ran a store and post office for several years, retiring from the farm in 1977 to Weyburn. Opal belonged to Edgeworth Ladies Club and the Weyburn Legion Ladies Auxiliary. She enjoyed gardening, sewing, reading, knitting and cooking. All of her children and grandchildren have benefited from her quilting skills. They will be kept warm for many years to come. Opal was the strong centre of her family and will be dearly missed and remembered for all her love and strength she gave to all. We all love you and you will be in our hearts forever, your family. Funeral service was held Wednesday, August 13 at 2:00 p.m. from Ogema United Church, Ogema with Rev. Robin Osborne officiating. Interment followed in Ogema Cemetery. All those in attendance were considered to be honorary pallbearers. The active pallbearers were: Vernon MacDonald, Ashley MacDonald, Glen MacDonald, Darin MacDonald, Keith Holt, George Mooney, Mervin Mooney and George Murray.
- Rose (nee Fluter). It is with sadness that our family announces the passing of Rose Mooney on Friday, July 16, 2010, following a brief illness. She was predeceased by her husband Lavelle, her parents, Gavril and Domnica Fluter, brothers Peter, Tony and John, sisters Katrina, Lena, Agnes and Anne, and numerous nieces and nephews. Left to cherish her memory are her sons, Terry (Joan) of Bengough, and Dwayne (Judy) of Ogema. Grandchildren, Scott (Theresa), Regan, Cory, Heather (Jason) and Shelly (Peter). Great grandchildren Reid, Hayley, Eve, Claire, and Marco. They also raised Rose’s nephew Vic (Lil), son Greg. Rose was born in 1918 to Gavril and Domnica Fluter on the homestead, NE 30-8-23-W2nd in the Adell School District near Dahinda. Following her schooling she worked at several homes in the area. In 1940 she married Lavelle and they made their home on the farm in the Glasnevin area. She loved home life and everything that goes along with being a farm wife. She enjoyed gardening and the garden harvest … pickling, canning and preserving. She was an excellent cook and at the age of 92 still made perogies and buns for her family. She spoke fondly of the wonderful old days when neighbours and relatives would get together for big suppers and an evening of card playing. Sometimes they would get some music going with a fiddle washboard and spoons. She loved quilting and crocheting and we all have her quilts and afghans, even some baby ones. Rose and Lavelle had a life blessed with close family and friends. In 1980, Rose and Lavelle retired from the farm and moved to Weyburn. Lavelle passed away in 1981 but Rose remained in Weyburn. City life was a whole new experience but she adapted well and made many new friends. She loved playing cards and tile rummy and enjoyed playing bingo. After Lavelle passed away the house seemed too empty and for a time she kept boarders. She kept busy and enjoyed the company. In 2006, Rose moved to the Villa in Bengough where she enjoyed reasonably good health and independence. She enjoyed our family gatherings, especially seeing her great grandchildren all together. She lived in the villa until she was hospitalized on June 25, 2010. Rose was a loving mother, grandmother and great grandmother, aunt and friend. We, her family, cherish her memory, as we bid her farewell. A graveside service was held at Green Acres Memorial Gardens, Weyburn, Monday, July 25 with Rev. Cordelia Karpenko officiating.
- Walter "Buck" Hiram. On February 14, 2008, Walter "Buck" Hiram Mooney of Edmonton, AB formerly of Weyburn, passed away at the age of 87 years. Buck is survived by his daughter, Merle (John) Carey of Cold Lake, AB; grandsons: Michael (Kelly) Carey of St. Albert, AB, and Sean (Gina) Carey of St. Albert, AB; great granddaughter, Kaitlyn; sisters: Theresa (William) Lloyd of Sarnia, ON, Helen Ruth (Robert) Dickson of Weyburn, Faye Johnson (Vern Pohl) of Weyburn; and brother, Joseph (Pearl) Mooney of Fort Quapelle, SK. He was predeceased by his loving wife, Minnie Mooney; parents, Hiram and Henrietta Mooney; sister, Anne (Paul) Thibault; brothers, Floyd (Margaret), Arthur (Opal) and Thomas.
- Shelley Dianne, late of Weyburn, SK passed away on Sunday, June 29, 2008 at the age of 54 years. Shelley was predeceased by her mother and father, Doreen and Otto Liebrecht and son, Riley Moore. Shelley will be lovingly remembered by her best friend and partner, Loretta Bumstead of Weyburn, daughter, Audra (Jaime) Mitchelmore of Red Deer, AB, sister, Gwen (Mohamed) Eldowy of Calgary, AB, two grandchildren, Maddyx and Malia, niece, Ginger (Claude) Beaurivage, nephews, Evan Chambers, Matthew and Tanner Wiberg, as well as numerous cousins, aunts,uncles, and friends. A Memorial Service was held on Thursday, July 3, 2008 at 2:00 p.m. from Fletcher Funeral Chapel, Weyburn with Rev. John Ferrier officiating. Interment to take place at a later date.
- Violet "Delrose" passed away February 2nd, 2010 at the Weyburn Special Care Home at the age of 91 years. Predeceased by her mother and father, Jennie Hazel (nee Allen) and Soloman Maitress Moore, she is survived by two sisters-in-law, Lavine Rivard of Weyburn and Mabel "Peggy" Lohse of Estevan and numerous nieces and nephews. She was born March 21, 1918 to Soloman Maitress and Jenny Hazel Moore who immigrated from Eastern Ontario and settled in the Colgate area in 1911. The hardships endured by her parents while trying to build a better life for the family on the prairies, which she often recalled, instilled the love of the farm in Delrose. After an unfortunate accidental poisoning on the farm during these early years, the Moore family returned briefly to Ontario. Delrose's mother found employment in Detroit, and this is where Delrose attended elementary school. Her father having had his fill of the factories and city life once again, moved his family back to the Colgate area to continue the farm life. Delrose attended the local school, and then at great sacrifice by her parents she attended Regina Normal School. Delrose went on to continue her education at the University of Saskatoon on a scholarship, which had very limited funds. After obtaining her teaching degree, she taught for awhile but the pay was very little, and sporadic at best. Then the War broke out, with the allure of higher paying jobs back east, Delrose left teaching and returned to the east where she took employment at the Ford Motor Company in Windsor, Ontario where she was employed by both Henry and Edsel Ford. After working for the company for seven years and operating a rooming house on the side, in 1948 she decided to return to Saskatchewan and her parents in Colgate. Delrose and her father had a great love of dogs, not only were these dogs used on the homestead farm for various hunting and survival purposes, but being an only child with much isolation in the early years, many of these working animals were childhood playmates to Delrose. These experiences fostered Delrose's great interest to be involved within the first established Weyburn Stray Pet Society which later was given the name of the Weyburn Humane Society. Drawing upon the historical importance of preserving the early survival and daily required artifacts by the brave who immigrated and settled within Weyburn and area, Delrose was involved in the establishment of the first Museum in Weyburn. Delrose also helped to establish one of the first board and room facilities in Weyburn, by moving the Cecil Hotel into the city of Weyburn. This was intended for the single working people coming into the city, who didn't have a place to call home. This operation then gave way to Delrose operating on of the first outpatient mental health boarding houses, until it was destroyed by fire in 1972. Delrose continued to open her own home to those in need until 1997 when structural damage forced its closure. Delrose always believed that everyone had a right to a roof over their head and an education, no matter their situation in life, whatever they required, Delrose would do her best to tutor them or find it for them, and asked little in return for her efforts. Delrose was a gatherer of things, always believing that at some point in time it would be useful to someone, and often she did find exactly what was needed. She always believed that a fresh coat of paint could make anything look new again. Rarely did one ever find Delrose down in the dumps. Her outlook on life was always positive no matter the situation. Delrose and her positive attributes will be greatly missed by those who did know her best, a loss to those who thought they did, and a greater loss to those who did not. A Private Family interment will be held at a later date.
- Dorlane Doris (nee Baird). On Monday, December 22, 2009, Dorlane Doris Morrice of Weyburn passed away at Hilltop Manor at the age of 74 years. Predeceased by her parents, Frederick and Minnie Baird. Dorlane will be lovingly remembered by her husband of 54 years, James Morrice and their family, three children: Fred (Cindy) Morrice of Goodwater; Arliss Morrice of Calgary, Alta; and James (Colleen) Morrice of Goodwater; grandchildren: Justin (Andrea), Nathan (Jenn), Deana (Roy) Matheson, Candace (Jamie) Rich, Adam Wagner, Matthew and Madyson; great grandchildren: Brandon, Brody, Logan and Hunter; two brothers, Edward (Shirley) Baird of Weyburn and Stan (Carole) Baird of Weyburn, many nieces and nephews, as well as her best friend, Dorothy Bakusko. Dorlane Doris Baird was born November 18, 1935 at Weyburn where she grew up. After High School, Dorlane worked as a nurses' aide at the Saskatchewan Hospital in Weyburn. In 1955 she married James Morrice and they lived on the farm at Goodwater until 1988 when they moved to a home in Weyburn. Dorlane's passion was her home, her family and her friends. She was a member of the Goodwater United Church where she taught Sunday School and CGIT, as well as being involved in the community with 4H Homecraft and various other interests. Dorlane was an Honorary Member of the Weyburn Ag. Society, the Legion Ladies Auxiliary, and a Home Care volunteer as well as delivered Meals on Wheels. She loved to travel, especially to Las Vegas every year. She received the Volunteer of the Year award from the Weyburn & District Home Care Society in 1991. The birth of each grandchild brought her much joy and she was very proud of all of them. When her health failed she moved to the William Albert Nursing Home, then to Hilltop Manor, where she resided until her passing. The family would like to thank Mom's best friend, Dorothy Bakusko for her support the day of Mom's passing. Also, thank-you to Dr. Mary McCullum and all the staff at William Albert and Hilltop Manor for their unconditional loving, compassionate care towards our mother. A memorial service was held Tuesday, December 29, 2009 at 2:00 p.m. from Grace United Church, Weyburn with Rev. M. Barnabas officiating. All her grandchildren were Honorary Pallbearers. Interment followed in Hillcrest Cemetery, Weyburn.
- Edith (nee Scott) Morris, late of Weyburn, passed away Friday January 14, 2011, at the age of 86 years. Edith was predeceased by her parents, Jennie and Alex Scott, her husband, Ralph, brother, Donald, three sisters; Lois, Grace, Lila, and brother-in-law, John Marynowski. Edith is survived by her children: Lois Hein, Calgary, AB and her children: Kelly (Bob) Sano and their children Meghan, Sean, Kim Hein and her children: Whitney and [Brooklyn] Hein, Sylvina and Landon Hein, Ray (Janet) Morris, Weyburn, sister, Edna Marynowski, Langley, BC, brother, Mac (Gerry) Scott, Saskatoon, brother-in-law, Bruce Mogenson, Blaine, WA. USA, Merv Grandberg, Red Deer, AB, as well as several nieces and nephews. A graveside memorial service for Edith will take place at a later date. Interment will take place at Hillcrest Cemetery, Weyburn. Edith was born on June 18, 1924 in Fielding, SK. She attended Teacher’s College in Saskatoon and taught at Verschayle School for two years. On December 21, 1946 she married Edward Ralph Morris and they lived on the farm. In 1959 they moved to Weyburn where Edith worked for a short time at the Woolworths store. She also continued to farm along with Ralph. On October 11, 1947 Lois was born and then on June 1, 1950 Ray was born. Some of Edith’s hobbies included reading, walking and garage sales. She supported the United Church, the Weyburn Library and was a blood donor for many years.
- John. On Wednesday May 14, 2003, John Morrison passed away at Weyburn Special Care Home, at the age of 95 years. Predeceased by his wife, Teresa Morrison; son, Kenneth John Morrison and brother, Bill Morrison. John is survived by his son, Ronald (Carol) Morrison and his daughter, Marilyn Crawford, his companion and special friend, Helena Gregg; two brothers; Alex (Florence) Morrison and George Morrison (Amy); five grandchildren, eight great grandchildren and one great great grandchild; as well as numerous nieces and nephews. John was born on May 13, 1908 in Scotland and moved to Canada in 1922 to Rouleau. He enjoyed music by being an accomplished drummer for many local bands. John lived in Weyburn for many years. His last employment was with Irwin Auto, where he was a partsman. Prior to this, he worked at various jobs throughout central and southern Saskatchewan. He was involved with the Weyburn Legion. John always wore a smile. He was easy going and everyone who met him always walked away with a smile. His passing of May 14, was done peacefully. Funeral service was held Tuesday, May 20, at 1:00 p.m. from Fletcher Funeral Chapel, Weyburn, with Rev. Hazel Arbon officiating. Interment followed in Green Acres Memorial Gardens, Weyburn.
- Anna Marian (nee Mass) Morrow passed away peacefully, November 12, 2001 on 1BS Unit, Souris Valley Extended Care Centre, at the age of 93 years. Predeceased by her parents, Charles and Gertrude Mass; her brother, Phillip and his wife Geneva; her niece, Ruth Mass and one granddaughter, Cindy Sims. Anna will be lovingly remembered by her husband of nearly 58 years, Wilmott Morrow and by her son, Carl (Georgia) Morrow of Weyburn; their blended family: Sandra Sims, Paul (Cherie) Sims, Carla Morrow (Wayne McIvor), Cheryl (Dana) Sydor, Charles Morrow, Judy Sims (John Ferri) and Candice Morrow (Marc Blackwood); her nieces and nephews: Don (Diane) Mass, Jim (Nell) Morrow, Ken (Linda) Morrow and Jean (Harry) Jewell; grand niece and nephew, Lana Mass, and Chris (Karen) Mass; as well as numerous great grandchildren and great grand nephews. Anna was born in the family home at McTaggart, January 24, 1908. In 1911 she moved with her parents and brother to a farm purchased in the Prairie View District N.W. of Weyburn. Anna was educated at Prairie View School, graduated Normal School at Regina and then taught school in various S.E. Sask. locals. She terminated her 17 year teaching career at Haig School in Weyburn. While teaching in the Carlyle district in 1936, she met Jean Morrow from Francis, and they became fast friends. Jean introduced Anna to her brother, Wilmott. A spark was ignited which grew to a flame and they married in December of 1943. In 1945 Anna and Wilmott rented to purchase her father's farm at Prairie View where they remained for 33 years. Anna was very active in the community and often provided a home for the teacher at Prairie View School. She was an avid member of the Eastern Star working her way through all the chairs. She proudly received her 50 year membership pin July 2001. Anna was an outgoing, forward looking woman who always kept abreast of social and current affairs. She loved life and she enjoyed people. Her home was always open to visitors, few of whom ever left without a meal and at least one game of cards. Anna outlived many dear friends but will also be sadly missed by many left behind, including the staff on 1B South, whom she adored. Funeral service was held Friday, November 16 at 2:00 p.m. from Grace United Church, Weyburn, with Gary W. Goran officiating minister. Interment followed in Green Acres Memorial Gardens, Weyburn. All those in attendance were considered to be honorary pallbearers. The active pallbearers were: Larry Ortman, Robert Ortman, Chris Mass, Doug Probe, Glen Schultz and Charles McNeil.
- Wilmott Beamish. On Thursday, April 7, 2005, Wilmott Beamish Morrow, late of Weyburn, passed away at the age of 93 years. Predeceased by his parents, Chauncy and Mary Morrow; his wife, Anna; granddaughter, Cindy Sims; nephew, Ken Morrow; brother, Clare (wife Rose); sister, Jean Cooke (husband Wes); and niece Ruth known as (Peachie) Mass. Wilmott will be lovingly remembered by his son, Carl (Georgia) Morrow of Weyburn, grandchildren: Sandra Sims (Georgeena Hollingshead), Paul (Cherie) Sims, Carla Morrow (Wayne McIvor), Cheryl (Dana) Sydor, Charles Morrow, Judy Sims (John Ferri), and Candice Morrow; great grandchildren, nieces and nephews, Don (Diane) Mass, Jim (Nell) Morrow, Linda Morrow and Jean (Harry) Jewell. Wilmott was born at Francis, on November 27, 1911. He was raised on the family farm three miles north of Francis by his father Chauncy and mother Mary, the youngest of three children, brother Clarence and sister Jean. He was formally educated at Francis. As the youngest of a farming family, Wilmott was required to stay on the farm during WW II, his brother served our country in the R.C.A.F. In the 'Dirty Thirties', Wilmott accompanied his best friend, Charlie Seaman, west to Alberta via motorcycle, looking for custom farm work. Luckily they did find employment and were able to sell the bike and purchase a truck for the return trip. On December 28, 1943, Wilmott married Anna Mass at the Francis United Church, the minister was Frances E. Vipond. Once a farmer, always a farmer, Wilmott worked mostly on the family farm at Francis until he and Anna bought her father's farm at Prairie View District in 1944. They farmed there until retiring to Weyburn in 1976. In December, 1952, Wilmott, Anna and Carl accompanied their in-laws south to Texas and on to Arizona for a winter stay, returning home by bus. That was a special event as this was his first trip out of Canada. In the early 80's he made his first trip to see the Continent when he and Anna flew to Hawaii with his sister Jean and her husband, Wes Cooke. He saw the Great Lakes on a motor trip to Detroit and Toronto in 1962 and visited the west coast of Canada including Vancouver Island to celebrate their 50th Wedding Anniversary in 1993. Wilmott was a life member of the Masonic Lodge and an active member in Grace United Church. He was involved with A.O.T.S. for many years. While living and farming in the Prairie View District, he served as a municipal councillor for Wellington. Wilmott was an avid fan of baseball and curling. He played baseball as a young man but curled for most of his adult years and continued to be a spectator until his recent illness. Card playing, especially canasta and cribbage, was also right at the top of his list of social activities. Wilmott was the best father, father-in-law, grandfather and uncle there could ever be. He treated all he met with warmth and respect. He was an excellent roll model; instilling a strong work ethic, love and honesty into his whole family, extended and otherwise. Funeral service were held Monday, April 11, at 2:00 p.m. from Grace United Church, Weyburn, with Gary W. Goran officiating. Interment followed in Green Acres Memorial Gardens, Weyburn. The pallbearers were: Larry Ortman, Don Mass, Chris Mass, Don Kerr, Doug Prope, and Clifford Martin. Visitation and a Masonic service were held Sunday evening, April 10, from Fletcher Funeral Chapel, Weyburn.
- Lois (nee Hanson) Morton passed away peacefully and with family members at her side on Tuesday, February 7, 2006 at the age of 76 years. Lois was predeceased by her father, Olaf Hanson, and mother, Annie Hall; stepfather, Jack Hall; sister, Edith Mounsey; brother, Leonard Hanson; infant son, Larry Morton; granddaughter, Jade; and husband, David Morton. She is survived by her brothers, Ellwood (Lois) Hanson and Alan (Laurina) Hanson; sisters-in-law, June Hanson, Kay Morton, and Virginia Morton; children, Gerald Morton, Penny (Nelson) McKee, Susan (Wayne) Russell, Donna O'Dell, Herman (Treena) Isaac, Mark (Melanie) Morton, Kevin (Myrtle) Isaac, and Kelly (Nancy) Morton; grandchildren, Jeffrey, Krista (Craig), Corey, Jacque (Bruce), Sabrina (Ryan), Chris, Tyson, Mackenzie, Andrew, Tanner, Morgan, Jared, Jorel, Jeremy, Jordan, Alisha, and Eric; great-grandchildren, Alanis, Loissa, Braedon, Keenan, Austin, and Ariana; as well as several nieces and nephews and numerous dear friends. Lois was born on April 16, 1929 at Huntoon. At age four, in the midst of the Great Depression, she lost her father to a farm accident, which brought great hardship to her mother and siblings. The family of five received a government allowance of only $15.00 a month. In 1933, the family moved to Griffin where, as Lois often recalled, the struggling family received much kindness and support from local residents. At Griffin, Lois met and then married, in 1948, the young man who became her loving husband of 50 years, David Morton. In later years, Lois recalled fondly both the hardships and joys of taking up farming in the late 1940s and early 1950s: purchasing their first milk cow, melting snow to wash clothes, hunting for partridge and prairie chicken, traveling by horse and sleigh to visit friends and purchase groceries. While farming, Lois and Dave raised their family, a family made up of their birth children and, later on, of their adopted and foster children. After moving in to Weyburn, Lois and Dave also began to look after children who were in emergency foster situations. Lois continued to provide this service even after Dave passed away and she was in her seventies. In 2000, she was honored by the Minister of Social Services for 30 years of fostering, during which time she and Dave assisted more than 45 children and youth. In 2000, Lois decided that she wanted to convey her experiences of the "old days" to her children and grandchildren, and so she began to write her memoirs. These were published in 2002 as a book entitled Way Back When. Lois was pleased to discover that her book was of interest beyond her family and relatives. Scores of copies of Way Back When were purchased by libraries across Canada, and even in Australia. In 2004, when Lois was diagnosed with cancer, her primary concern was how it would impact her family. Her family and friends know well that her life was a celebration of the power of love.
- Anthony R. 'Tony' passed away at Royal University Hospital in Saskatoon on his 50th birthday, following emergency heart surgery. He was born in Radville on September 23, 1949. Tony was predeceased by his father, Fred; and is survived by his wife, Madeleine of Weyburn; two sons: Aaron and Moira and their daughter, Katherine; and Jason (Tracey Wolfe), all of Saskatoon; his mother, Elsie (Earl) Hillrud of Kelowna, BC; his brother, Steve of Weyburn. He is also survived by his mother and father-in-law, Ralph and Mary Pryce of Assiniboia; and by brothers and sisters-in-law: Earl (Karen) Pryce of Dauphin; Norman (Marlene) Pryce of St. Albert; George (Loretta) Pryce of Regina; Nancy Giraudier of Willow Bunch; Mike (Anette) Pryce of Assiniboia; Les (Juanita Kohlman) Pryce of Hazel Dell; as well as many aunts, cousins, nieces and nephews. Tony completed high school in Assiniboia and received his B.Sc. in Civil Engineering from the U of S in 1971. Tony was an avid fan of all sports and took immense interest and pride in his sons' involvement in community and school sports and most recently in their U of S Huskie Athletics activities. Prayers were said September 26 from Fletcher Funeral Chapel, Weyburn. The funeral mass was conducted from St. Vincent de Paul Roman Catholic Church, Weyburn, with Father Francis Hengen Celebrant. Interment followed at Hillcrest Cemetery, Weyburn. Active pallbearers were: Harry Jensen, Barry Kaufmann, Don Moser, Rick Moser, Murray Pawlak and Ray Roberts.
- Madeleine (nee Pryce) Moser of Saskatoon, formerly of Weyburn, after a courageous battle against breast cancer, surrounded by her loving family, our cherished Madeleine passed away peacefully at home on May 18, 2006, at age 56. Predeceased by her husband Tony (September 23, 1999), and her father Ralph Pryce (May 14, 2006), Madeleine is survived by two sons Aaron & Moira - Katherine, Angela, Dominic of Saskatoon and Jason & Tracy of Calgary, AB; her mother Mary Pryce of Assiniboia; siblings and their families: Earl (Karen), Norman (Marlene), George (Loretta), Nancy Giraudier, Michael (Anette); Lester (Juanita); mother-in-law Elsie and brother-in-law Steve. Madeleine Louise Moser, nee Pryce, was born April 3, 1950 in Assiniboia. She grew up on the family farm and attended school in Assiniboia. She married her sweetheart Anthony Moser on October 2, 1971. Shortly after Anthony's graduation from university, they moved from Regina to Fort Qu'Appelle. Their family grew with the addition of two wonderful sons, Aaron and Jason. The family moved to Weyburn in 1985 and Madeleine and Anthony were able to watch their sons grow up and excel in school and athletics. Anthony and Madeleine rarely missed their sons' football games or track meets, no matter where they were held throughout Saskatchewan and beyond! In her professional life, Madeleine designed adult education programs to assist others in developing life skills and ultimately, to help them obtain continued employment. Over the years, she helped hundreds of people in Fort Qu'Appelle, Weyburn, and Sask-atoon to find career opportunities. In 1999 Anthony passed away suddenly and soon after, in 2001, Madeleine was diagnosed with breast cancer. She moved to Saskatoon in 2002 to be closer to her sons and their families. Her illness only strengthened her resolve and she was determined to live life to the fullest. She was a strong and determined woman who loved to shop, garden, and spend time at Clear Lake, MB. One of her biggest joys was shopping with her granddaughters and she was especially grateful that she lived to see her newest grandson arrive in November. Her family and friends will remember her as a generous person who enjoyed showering loved ones with gifts and parcels. She loved to spend time with family and close friends and these times were always joyful and full of laughter. Funeral mass was celebrated at St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church, Weyburn, on Tuesday, May 23, at 2:30 pm. Celebrant was Father Gerry Bauche. Honorary pallbearers were 'All those who shared in Madeleine's Life'. Aaron and Jason gave a tribute to their mother and her daughters-in-law Moira and Tracy read scripture and the intercessions. Pallbearers were her brothers and sister: Earl, Norman, George, Nancy, Michael, and Lester. Lunch and conversation followed at the McKenna Hall. A private family interment will be held at a later date in the Hillcrest Cemetery, Weyburn.
- Ian George Mowat was born February 18, 1937 in Weyburn, to John and Barbara Mowat. Ian grew up on the farm at McTaggart. He lived with his parents in Weyburn until they had to go to a nursing home and then lived with an aunt in Weyburn until his parents died. Ian was very helpful when his parents and aunt couldn't get around very well. He would run errands for them in town and did much of the work in the home and this enabled them to stay in their own homes longer. Ian moved to Victoria, BC with his sister and went into a foster home, he later moved to Kamloops, BC when his foster parents moved there. He stayed in a foster home in Saskatoon for a while, then went to live at Parkridge Centre in Saskatoon until his death. Ian worked in sheltered workshops in Victoria, BC Kamloops, BC and Saskatoon. When Ian was younger he enjoyed comic books and TV, later he enjoyed jogging with his foster parents. Ian loved to attend church and he went to the Church of Christ. Ian went to social activites with the sheltered workshops. Ian passed away on December 9, 2003 at the age of 66 years in Saskatoon. He is predeceased by his parents John and Barbara Mowat and is survived by his sister, Sheena (Jelsing) Bailey; three nephews: Andrew (Aura) Bailey, Neil (Darcy) Bailey and Eric (Erica) Bailey; three great nephews and two great nieces as well as numerous great, great nieces and nephews. A memorial service will be held on Wednesday, December 17 at 2:00 p.m. from Fletcher Funeral Chapel with Tim Pippus Officiant. Interment at a later date.
- Florence (nee Kennedy) Mryglod, late of Weyburn, passed away on Monday, February 11, 2008 at the age of 82 years. Florence was predeceased by her parents: Hugh and Kate Kennedy; her husband, Bill; four sisters: Laura Kirk, Wilda Kells, Joyce Kennedy and Sharon Bailey; three brothers: Garth, Hugh and Norman Kennedy. Florence is survived by her children: Patty Mryglod, Weyburn, Cheryl (Ted) Mahoney, Weyburn, Laura (Rod) Nieviadomy, Weyburn, Garth (Donna) Mryglod, Carlyle, and Kevin (Sandra) Mryglod, Weyburn; 15 grandchildren: Keelan Gallagher (Ashley Bloor) and James Gallagher, Kristin, (Tyson) Balog and their children, Sutter and Katherine, Teddy Paul and Katy Anne Mahoney, Nathan Nieviadomy (Rochelle Phe) and Kaley Nieviadomy, Kenna Mryglod (Tom Tuki) and their daughter, Sachi and Alica, Robin and Joel Mryglod, Travis, Brad, Tyler and Kyle Mryglod; a sister, Joan (Darrel) Dick, Regina; a special friend, Agnes Nieviadomy, Weyburn; as well as numerous nieces and nephews. Florence Kennedy was born in Tisdale, and was raised in a loving household of nine children. Her father was a section master for the CP Railway and the family shifted through numerous locations in Saskatchewan. Florence enlisted in the Armed Services and served in an administrative role from 1943 to 1945. After the war, the family moved to Weyburn where Florence met and married William Mryglod. The couple had five children and Florence was kept very busy in her role as a wife and mother and also managed to juggle "doing the books" her husband's business. Florence functioned as a volunteer for countless organizations but was particularly devoted to the United Church and its various activities and groups. Florence was a storybook mother, grandmother and great grandmother. When Bill passed away in 2006 she moved into Hilltop Manor. Despite her struggles with the effects of Alzheimer's disease she continued to charm all she met there. She was a patient, kind and loving woman and will be missed by all. The Service of Remembrance for Florence was held on Saturday, February 16, at 2:00 p.m. at Grace United Church, Weyburn, with Rev. Mohandas Barnabas officiating. Interment followed at Hillcrest Cemetery, Weyburn.
- Kevin Norman, late of Weyburn, SK passed away April 4, 2011, at the age of 50 years. Kevin was predeceased by his parents, Bill and Florence Mryglod, his father-in-law, Percy Phillips. Kevin is survived by his wife Sandra Mryglod, Weyburn; four sons: Travis, Bradley, Tyler and Kyle Mryglod, Weyburn; sisters: Patty Mryglod, Weyburn, Cheryl (Ted) Mahoney, Weyburn, Laura (Rod) Nieviadomy, Weyburn; brother Garth (Donna) Mryglod, Carlyle; his mother-in-law, Anne Phillips, Stoughton; three brothers-in-law: Brian (Janet) Phillips, Regina, AB, Rob (Sue) Phillips, Calgary, AB, Duane (Carey) Phillips, Stoughton as well as numerous nieces, nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews, all who he adored; uncles, aunts and cousins. A memorial service for Kevin will be held on Friday, April 8, 2011 at 2:00 p.m. from Grace United Church, Weyburn, SK with Rev. M. Barnabas, officiating. Interment will take place at a later date. Honorary Pallbearers will be Rob Donison, Bob Erickson, Warren O'Dell, Jeff Flaaten, Greg Clarke, Arnie Gess and Brad Bennet.
- William "Bill", Weyburn, passed away on Thursday, January 19, 2006 at the age of 83 years. William was born on January 28, 1922 at Weyburn. Bill was predeceased by his parents: Alex and Annie Mryglod; his two brothers: Joe and Mike Mryglod; and his nephew: Glenn Mryglod. Bill is survived by his wife: Florence of Weyburn; his children: Patty Mryglod, Weyburn; Cheryl (Ted) Mahoney, Weyburn, Laura (Rod) Nieviadomy, Weyburn; Garth (Donna) Mryglod, Carlyle, and Kevin (Sandra) Mryglod, Weyburn; 15 grandchildren: Keelan and James Gallagher, Kristin (Tyson) Balog and their son, Sutter; Teddy Paul and Katy Anne Mahoney, Nathan and Kaley Nieviadomy; Kenna, Alica, Robin and Joel Mryglod, Travis, Brad, Tyler and Kyle Mryglod; a special niece, Marilyn (John) Lewington, Cambridge, ON; as well as several other nieces and nephews. Bill and his father started a transport and scrap metal business in the early 1940's as part of the war effort. He met and married Florence Kennedy in 1949. The two of them raised three girls and two boys. Bill and his brother, Joe, owned and operated the Royal Hotel in Weyburn from the 1950's through the 1970's. Bill acquired property over the years, including farm land, in the Weyburn area. Work was his passion - he loved to close a good deal. He also enjoyed fishing trips and Sunday dinners with his family. The Service of Remembrance was held on Tuesday, January 24, at 2:00 p.m. from the Grace United Church, Weyburn, with Gary W. Goran Officiating. All in attendance were considered honorary pallbearers. Following the service, the immediate family gathered for the interment at Hillcrest Cemetery, Weyburn.
- Frances Lillian (nee McCardle) June 4, 1946 - April 6, 2012. Fran was born in Flin Flon, MB along with her identical twin sister Winnifred on June 4, 1946. She lived in Flin Flon, Churchill, Brandon and back to Flin Flon where her dad retired from the Royal Canadian Mounted Police. She then moved to Weyburn in May 1957 at the age of 11 where her father formed the present day police department and was chief for 17 years. Predeceased by her parents James (1995) and Ethel (1991) McCardle. She is survived by her husband Albert, Okotoks, AB, daughter Kerry and her daughter Kyeshia of Okotoks, AB, son James (Dana), Calgary, AB and daughter Erin and her three sons Connor and twins Christian and Kaylan, Okotoks, AB, her identical twin sister Winnifred (Jack) Forsberg, Weyburn, and their daughter Jacqui (Cory) Spence and their daughters Brogan and Brynna, Weyburn, daughter Shannon (Jacek) Krzywicki, Calgary, AB. She died Friday, April 6, 2012 after a short but courageous battle with liver cancer. She was an animal lover, especially horses and dogs, and enjoyed raising her beloved Appaloosa horses. She is survived by her two faithful dogs Scruffy and Mea. She is also survived by her cousins Shelley (Laurie) Milrod, and family, Toronto, ON, Sharon (Larry) Chop and family, Ottawa, ON, Heather (Gene) Culleton, Newmarket, ON, and Ann Charles and Bill (Pat) Hope and family, Belfast, Ireland. No funeral service was held at Frances’ request. She was cremated with a family service. I will love you always as my twin and best friend. —Win
- Katherine "Kay" (nee Runge) born October 28, 1919, passed away on August 5, 2010 at Tatagwa View, Weyburn, SK. Katherine was predeceased by her husband Max (2009) brothers, Charles, Ferdinand, Andrew, Ernest Runge, grandsons, Corey Muhr and Marlin Hordos. Katherine is survived by her children, Marilyn Ruegsegger, and her children, Dwight, Karen (Frank) Bitanti and their children, [Maria and Vince], Robert (Marilyn) Muhr and their children, Blaine (Sheila) and their children, [Crystal, Sarah, Ashley, Jenna], Todd, Twyla (Mark) Laxdal and daughters [Amy, Erica], Michael (Madeleine) Muhr and their children Renee (Chad) Coles and children [Ainsley, Andon], Shawn (Tara) and children [Jordan, Brooke], Collin (Tara) and sons [Ty, Dalton], Jacqueline Stainbrook, (Gordon Hodgkin) and children, Nicole Stainbrook (Daniel Zielke), and children [Nadiya, Aurora], Derek, sisters, Cecila (Andrew) Klein, Leona (Sylvain) Trudeau; brother and sisters-in-law, Mike Muhr (Lillian), Frances Baumgartner, Agnes Muhr, Eva Muhr as well as numerous nieces and nephews. Funeral mass was held on Monday August 9 at 11:00 am from St. Vincent de Paul Roman Catholic Church Weyburn. Father Gerry Bauche was celebrant. Interment will be at a later date. Honorary Pallbearers were all in attendance.
- Mathias "Max", late of Weyburn, SK passed away October 15, 2009 at the age of 93 years. Max was predeceased by his sisters and brothers, Betty (Lucas) Hoffart, Henry Muhr, John Muhr, Hilda (Charlie) Runge, Walter Muhr, John Baumgartner, Eddy Muhr, grandsons, Corey Muhr and Marlin Hordos, along with many brothers and sisters-in-law. Max is survived by his loving wife of 68 years, Katherine Muhr, his children, Marilyn Ruesegger, and her children, Dwight, Karen (Frank) Bitanti and their children, [Maria and Vince], Robert (Marilyn) Muhr and their children, Blaine (Sheila) and their children, [Crystal, Sarah, Ashley, Jenna], Todd, Twyla (Mark) Laxdal and daughter [Amy], Michael (Madeleine) Muhr and their children Renee (Chad) Coles and children [Ainsley, Andon], Shawn (Tara) and children [Jordan, Brooke], Collin (Tara) and son [Ty], Jacqueline (Gordon) Stainbrook, and children, Nicole (Daniel) Stainbrook, and children [Nadiya, Aurora], Derek, brother Mike Muhr, sister Francis Baumgartner, sisters-in-law, Agnes Muhr, Eva Muhr, Lillian Muhr, and numerous nieces and nephews. Funeral service was held on Tuesday, October 20 at 1:30 p.m. from St. Vincent de Paul Roman Catholic Church, Weyburn, with father Gerry Bauche celebrant. Honorary pallbearers were all in attendance. Interment will be held at a later date.
- Arthur Edwin Muma passed away at Weyburn on Saturday, August 14, 1999 at the age of 88 years. He was born in Marquis, SK and attended school in Marquis and Keeler. In 1937 he married Thelma Gallagher. Art went to teachers college in Moose Jaw and taught school for several years in different places including Primate, Drinkwater and Wood Mountain. He began working as a rural municipal administrator in Flaxcombe in the early 1940's and took classes to obtain the necessary certificates of qualification, eventually obtaining the advanced Superior "A" Certificate. He continued to do this type of work in various places including Morse, Spring Valley and Estevan until his retirement in 1977. During his time in Estevan he was on the board of the St. Paul's United Church. He and Thelma enjoyed entertaining, playing bridge and visiting with friends and family until they were forced by ill health to move to the Crocus Plains Villa in Weyburn. Arthur was predeceased by his parents, John and Mary Muma, two sisters, Mabel and Marion and one brother, John. Arthur will be lovingly remembered by his wife of 62 years, Thelma of Weyburn, two sons: Lloyd (Janie) Muma of Weyburn and James (Julie) Muma of Calgary; five grandchildren: Dana Muma (Peter Steckhan), Scott (Tina) Muma, Kelsey Muma, Jodie Muma and Jason Muma; one great granddaughter, Jenna Muma, three sisters: Minnie Wilson of Maple Creek; Sarah Muma of Ottawa and Edna (Don) Holyoke of Norman, OK, USA; as well as many nieces and nephews. Funeral service was held Monday, August 16 at 2:00 p.m. from Grace United Church, Weyburn, with Marilyn Anderson Corkum officiating minister. Interment followed in Green Acres Memorial Gardens, Weyburn. All those in attendance were considered to be honorary pallbearers. The active pallbearers were Scott Muma, Kelsey Muma, Peter Steckhan, Lou Stang, Larry Watson and Ron Watson.
- Jeanette Thelma (nee Gallagher) Muma passed away at Weyburn on Wednesday, December 26, 2001 at the age of 87 years. She was born on a farm five miles west of Marquis, and four miles south of Keeler (this location is now known as "Gallaghers' Corner"), on March 23, 1914. She attended the West Marquis school. After graduating from school Thelma went to teacher's college in Moose Jaw. On July 31, 1937 she married Arthur Edwin Muma of Keeler. They lived at many different locations including Primate, Drinkwater, Wood Mountain, Flaxcombe, Morse, Spring Valley and Estevan. In Estevan Thelma worked in the rural municipal office as the assistant. During her time in Estevan she was on the board of the St. Paul's United Church, taught Sunday school, was very active with the United Church Women, and a member of the Eastern Star. While being a member of the Eastern Star she was the Grand Representative to the State of Ohio. She and Art enjoyed entertaining, playing bridge and visiting with friends and family until they were forced by ill health to move to the Crocus Plains Villa in Weyburn. After Art's death Thelma moved to the Souris Valley Extended Care Home. Thelma was predeceased by her father, James Edgar (Ted) Gallagher and mother, Elizabeth (Lizzy) Gallagher, one brother, Robert Gallagher, one sister, Olive Staite; three brothers-in-law, Lawrence Watson, Reg Watson and Larry Staite; and her husband Arthur. Thelma will be lovingly remembered by her two sons: Lloyd (Janie) Muma of Weyburn, and James (Julie) Muma of Calgary; five grandchildren: Dana Muma (Peter Steckhan), Scott (Tina) Muma and Kelsey Muma, all of Saskatoon, Jodi Muma and Jason Muma, both of Calgary, AB; two great grand daughters, Jenna Muma of Calgary, AB, and Emily Muma of Saskatoon; three sisters: Louise Watson of Avonlea, Elsie Watson of Saskatoon, and Dorothy (Jim) Rhoades of Calgary, AB; as well as many nieces and nephews. Funeral service was held Saturday, December 29 at 2:00 p.m. from Grace United Church, Weyburn, with Gary Goran officiating minister. Interment followed in Green Acres Memorial Gardens, Weyburn. All those in attendance were considered to be honorary pallbearers. The active pallbearers were Scott Muma, Kelsey Muma, Peter Steckhan, Lou Stang, Ron Watson and Mike Weisshaar.
- Marjorie Doris (nee Collins). On Tuesday, December 21, 1999, Marjorie Doris Munday, late of Weyburn, passed away at the Weyburn General Hospital at the age of 96 years. Predeceased by her husband, Edward Robertson Munday in 1957; her parents, David and Alice Collins; one son, Cyril Munday; brothers and sisters: Constance, Victor, Claude, Basil and Cyril. She leaves to mourn one son, Ted (Lois) Munday of Calgary, AB; one daughter, Alvina (Henry) Friedrick of Weyburn; one sister, Enid Nelson of Weyburn; eight grandchildren, 22 great grandchildren and four great great grandchildren. Marjorie was born on July 6, 1903 in South Hampton, England. She came to Canada as a baby with her parents, David and Alice Collins. They lived in several places until they settled in the Tribune area. She married Edward Munday on November 28, 1928. She enjoyed sewing and embroidering. Her life revolved around her family and she loved to visit and play cards with family and friends. Marjorie was a long time member of Grace United Church in Weyburn. Funeral service was held Tuesday, December 28 at 10:30 a.m. from Grace United Church, Weyburn, with Bill and Marilyn Corkum officiating ministers. Interment followed in Goodwater Cemetery, Goodwater. Active pallbearers were her six grandsons: Shane Friedrick, Cody Friedrick, Russell Marcotte, Steven Friedrick, Daniel Friedrick and Michael Barton.
- Edith Irene (nee Mackey). On April 9, 2011, Edith Murray gently passed into god’s care to be with her husband, William Murray, parents, Roy and Gertrude Mackey; son, Richard Grant; granddaughter, Rikki Lee, two sisters and three brothers. She will be lovingly remembered by her three sons, Brent (Shonna) Murray, Bruce (Debbie) Murray and Brad (Brenda) Murray; grandchildren, Megan (Craig) Dusterhoft, Brendan Murray, Jennifer and Rebecca Murray, Melissa (Aaron) Marshall and Jodie (Dustin) Bell; great grandchildren, Esme Dusterhoft, Anika and Lincoln Marshall and Jack and Tyler Bell; one brother, Charles (Shirley) Mackey as well as numerous nieces, nephews, relatives and friends. Our Grandma, Edith Irene MacKay was born on May 5, 1927 to R. C. and Gertrude Mackey. She was the second youngest of seven children. She grew up near Colgate on the farm along with her brothers and sisters during the Depression. Times were tough as they were for everyone. As a child she and her sisters Evelyn and Gerry would help with the cooking and cleaning, as most girls did back in that day. They had learned valuable lessons on how to make things last and nothing went to waste. Then she went on to graduating high school and took up typing. Her first job was at the Canadian National Railway at Northgate. She met her one true love, William Murray, and they were married on June 12, 1948 in Weyburn. Edie’s first son, Brent was born October 16, 1949. Richard was born October 18, 1952. The twins Bruce and Brad arrived June 16, 1956. It was a big deal when the twins were born because twins were a pretty rare thing back then. Edie had four little boys – that must have been tough. No offence Brent, Bruce and Dad. They then lived at Northgate for 11 years. The family made their final move to Weyburn in 1956. In 1963 Grandma went back to work. She did the medical records at the Mental Hospital and went on to become the head steno at the Weyburn Physiatric Center with 14 girls under her. Grandma and Grandpa and the boys spent most of the summers at White Bear Lake – the cabin they moved, in 1958. They had a love for the lake sitting around the camp fires, fishing and watching their children swim and explore. She loved going to the lake, she seemed to have taken on the title of Mayor of Squaw Point. She enjoyed harassing the neighbours, spending time outside, and just being at the lake with us. In 1972, Grandma lost her son Richard. She had a tough time with the loss of her son. But she was strong and she coped the best she could. She was always the rock that held it together and was always busy worrying about everyone else. Grandma Edie retired in 1977 along with Grandpa. After retiring, they spent their time hunting, golfing and fishing. They also spent 11 winters in Texas in the mobile home they purchased. They had a lot of fun down there golfing, shopping in Mexico, entertaining, making orange juice and spending time with friends. Then they sold the mobile home and purchased a home in Pender Island and planned to move there until Bill had his stroke in 1987. After the stroke Edie devotedly looked after Bill until he passed away on October 29, 1994. In February 2000 she lost her granddaughter and our sister Rikki Lee Murray to cancer. She had a tough time then too as Rikki and Grandma were extremely close and had spent a lot of time together. Rikki often went down the street to Gramma’s for breakfast before school. She again became our rock helping us through that very difficult time. She was always busy doing her hobbies, helping out with garage sales, painting and baking. She was a jack of all trades, anything you would need help with she would know how to do it. Her many hobbies included golfing, bird hunting, fishing, and ice fishing in the ice fishing shack. She also loved playing cards, she played Bridge weekly with her Bridge ladies. We would always play numerous card games every time we got together. Nothing her made her happier than to cheat in order for Jodie and Melissa to win. She always had a jigsaw puzzle on the go and enjoyed having someone help her with it. We’ve been making puzzles and playing cards with Grandma since a very young age. Grandma Edie was very up to date with what was happening in Hollywood, she had many subscribtions to various Entertainment Magazines. In 2008 she moved into Liberty Manor, she was incredibly happy there. Grandma was pretty much the activity director there, set up bingos, taught the ladies to make flower cards, played cards, did puzzles, made phone lists and was involved in planning parties. She even made a room list for the elevator in case she or any of the other tenants forgot their suite number. She was very proud to live there and had us there often for meals and was proud to show off her great grandchildren any time she had the chance. Her final four months were spent in Tatagwa View. She was very glad she got to see all of her kids, grandkids and great grandkids over the last few months. It really meant a lot to her. She loved her family. She was happy and comfortable there. She was happy just listening to mom and dad tell her what was going on in the outside world. Mom and Dad were up to see her a few times a day as they always have where ever she lived. She was always so happy to see them. She was proud of us and enjoyed meeting and spending a lot of time with our husbands and her great grandchildren. A memorial service was held on Friday, April 15, 2011 at 2:00 PM from Fletcher Funeral Chapel, Weyburn with Marj McLeod CLA officiating. Interment was held in Hillcrest Cemetery, Weyburn.
- Rikki. On February 2, 2000, after a long battle with cancer, Rikki Murray gently passed into God's care to be with her grandfather Bill Murray and uncle, Rick Murray. Rikki was born March 27, 1987, with dark eyes and long eyelashes. She always had a lot of energy and brought joy and completeness to the entire family. On August 14, 1998, she was diagnosed with Glioblas-toma Multiforme, a type of cancer. Rikki had a lot of determination and strength to fight the cancer but on December 17, 1999 they stopped her treatments as nothing else could be done to save her. All of the chemotherapy and radiation she had been through had failed. Rikki then returned home to spend her last days on earth surrounded by her family and friends. She died peacefully, ready to go with the angels, with her mom, dad and sisters giving her love and encouragement. Rikki was loved by a very supportive family. Her mom and dad, Brad and Brenda Murray, two sisters Melissa of Saskatoon and Jodie of Weyburn, grandmother Edie Murray and grandparents Dorland and Dorothy Tindall. Rikki leaves many uncles and aunts to mourn: Bruce (Debbie) Murray, Brent (Shonna) Murray, Brad (Wendy) Tindall, Jill (Dave) Kirby, Jo-Anne (Terry) Hopkins, Karen (Craig) Hall, Dawn Tindall and Henry Tindall. Her cousins, who all loved her, will miss her witty sense of humour and charm. She will also be missed by her best friend Cassia Johnston. The entire community of Weyburn, who through their support, were whole-heartedly behind her, as were her teachers and classmates of Assiniboia Park School and Weyburn Junior High School. We are forever grateful to physicians Dr. Boyd Stewart of Weyburn, Dr. Goh of Regina and Dr. Wirrel of Saskatoon, who all were more than doctors to her. A special thanks to Cheryl Mahoney for many, many hours of physical therapy and strong friendship to Rikki, Harriet Greenhow for all the moral support, Collen and Nancy, the nurses from the cancer clinic for compassionate care and friendship. Rikki's great attitude, self-esteem and great amount of courage through this deadly disease inspired so many people. She did what she could and what she wanted to, she was very brave and throughout the past year and a half she taught us so much. Rikki's love was hockey that she played for six years. She liked the fact that her hockey team was named after her - "The Rockets" was her nickname. This year she received a team fleece. Rikki was an exceptional athlete in every sport she attempted. Her favorite sports were: hockey, basketball, volleyball, golf, soccer, baseball and fishing. She was a collector of many things - her number one collection: her Beanie Babies, given to her by family and many kind friends. Rikki got her first job when she was eight years old - she delivered papers for the Leader-Post. She enjoyed watching movies, listening to music, playing cards and doing all types of crafts. Rikki definitely enjoyed life to the fullest. Every day was an adventure to her whether it was to see how much trouble she could get her sisters into, or what new things she could learn or how many new people she could meet. The Children's Wish Foundation of Canada continues to spread Rikki's happiness to other children in need. Funeral service was held Saturday, February 5 at 2:00 p.m. from St. Vincent de Paul Roman Catholic Church, Weyburn, with Rev. John Ferrier officiating. Interment at a later date. Honorary pallbearers were the Best Value Rockets hockey team, teachers and fellow students. The active pallbearers were Mark Roberts, Garth Downton, Tony Stobart, Jim St. Onge, Larry Olfert and Lyman Sargent.
- Samuel Robert, passed away in Weyburn, on July 8 , 2007 at the age of 84 years. Sam will be lovingly remembered by his wife of 61 years, Vera Murray, Weyburn; children: Pat Murray (Jenny) and their children, Kimberley and Tasman, Australia; Ken (Glenda) Murray and their children Tracey and Tanya Wood, Ottawa, ON; Carla Murray (Stephen Bird) and their children Rob and Zac McClinton, Cold Lake, AB. His sisters, Olive (Earl) Grier, Moose Jaw, and Ruth Dorgan, Saskatoon, along with numerous beloved nieces and nephews. Samuel was predeceased by his parents; Geoffrey Earle and Janet (nee Liggett) Murray; sister, Elsie Reid; son, Robert Allen Murray. Samuel was born at Glasnevin, on November 9, 1922 to Geoffrey Earle and Janet Murray. He married Vera Brock on June 7, 1946 in Ogema. Samuel was a Flight Lt. During WW II. During his life, Sam was the plant manager of Canada Wire & Cable, consultant for Canada Wire International; owner of M & R Machines; grain buyer at Roncott and Griffin, and was a City of Weyburn council member. Samuel belonged to several local clubs: The Weyburn Royal Canadian Legion, The Kinsmen Club and the Bridge Club. He loved playing cards, especially bridge, square dancing and coaching baseball. A private family graveside service was held on Thursday, July 12 at Hillcrest Cemetery, Weyburn, with Rev. John Ferrier officiating. Friends and family joined in the celebration of Sam's life on Thursday, July 12 at 2:45 p.m. at Captain's Hall, Weyburn.
- Susan Annerose late of Weyburn, passed away on January 12, 2004 at the age of 42 years. Funeral service was held Friday, January 16, at 2:00 p.m. from Fletcher Funeral Chapel, Weyburn, with Henry Murray officiating. Predeceased by her grandmother Anna Ihl Huttman, Susan is survived by her husband, John Murray of Weyburn; son, Jeremy (Tamara) Murray of Victoria and daughter, Samantha Murray of Vernon; her parents, Otto & Phyllis Huttman of Calgary, AB; sisters: Kim (Marvin) Flemming of High River, AB, Heidi (Wayne) Huttman of Redcliffe, AB and Tanya (Ron) Pacquette of Calgary, AB; parents-in-law, Henry and Lylia Murray of Moose Jaw; her brother and sisters-in-law: Blair Murray of BC, Tracey (Ken) Luciak of Regina, Maxine (Gordon) Lowick of Moose Jaw, Roberta (Joseph) Longpre of Toronto, ON, Margaret (Brian) Wright of Prince Albert and Patrick Murray (Colette) of Calgary, AB; special friend, Gabrielle (Jim) Gosse as well as numerous nieces and nephews.
- Edward Joseph. On Wednesday, September 26, 2001, Edward Joseph Mus, late of Weyburn, passed away at Souris Valley Extended Care Centre at the age of 95 years. Predeceased by his parents, Mike and Anna; his first wife, Anna; two sons: Stanley and John; one stepson, Joe; two brothers: Blaise and Joe; three sisters: Katherine, Rose and Mary; two grandchildren: Shirley and Bernie; and one daughter-in-law, Velda. Edward is survived by his loving wife of 30 years, Emily Mus of Weyburn; one daughter, Dorothy (Bob) Neufeld of Hague; four step children: Stella (Bernie) Sigda of Fillmore; Bernie (Margie) Ustupski of Estevan; Matthew (Stephanie) Ustupski of Regina; and Ted (Samantha) Szostak of Winnipeg; eight grandchildren, 19 great grandchildren, three great great grandchildren; 15 step grandchildren, seven great step grandchildren; one daughter-in-law, Helen Mus of Weyburn; one step daughter-in-law, Marlene Ustupski of Weyburn; one sister-in-law, Stella Mus of Peterborough, ON; as well as numerous nieces and nephews. Edward was born September 15, 1906 at Cedoux. He took his schooling in Cedoux. Ed farmed and also owned and operated the garage in Cedoux. He collected and repaired all types of clocks until his eyesight began to fail. After the passing of his first wife, Anna in 1967, he lived in Cedoux until 1970 when he moved to Weyburn. He married Emily Staszel on December 5, 1970. Ed enjoyed family gatherings and playing cards and pool, going fishing, and enjoyed going to weddings. He was a member of St. Vincent de Paul Roman Catholic Church in Weyburn and before that, of Holy Trinity Roman Catholic Church in Cedoux. Prayers were said Sunday, September 30 at 4:00 p.m. from Fletcher Funeral Chapels, Weyburn. he memorial mass was held Monday, October 1 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.
- Emily (nee Staszel) Ustupski Szostak Mus. It is with heavy hearts and great sadness that we announce the passing of our mother Emily Mus on Wednesday, August 1, 2007 at the age of 82 years, after a short battle with cancer. Emily was born in Olcza, Poland on September 25, 1924 and she emigrated to Weyburn in 1960. Emily was predeceased by her parents, Jozek and Katazyna Staszel; husbands: Stanley Ustupski, John Szostak, and Ed Mus; sister, Mary Okreglak; son, Joe Ustupski; daughter, Janice Ustupski; step-sons, John and Stanley Mus; step-daughter-in-law, Velda Mus; step-grandson, Bernie Mus and step-granddaughter, Shirley Mus. Emily will be lovingly remembered by her family: daughter, Stella (Bernard) Sigda of Fillmore; sons: Bernie (Marg) Ustupski of Estevan, Matthew (Stephanie) Ustupski of Regina, and Ted Szostak of Winnipeg; daughter-in-law, Marlene Ustupski (Dan Duthie); brother, Ted (Helen) Staszel of Poland; step-daughter, Dorothy (Bob) Neufeld of Warmen; step-daughter-in-law, Helen Mus of Weyburn; 15 grandchildren, eleven great grandchildren, as well as numerous step-grandchildren and great grandchildren, nieces, nephews and friends. Emily's life was filled with love for her family. In her spare time, she enjoyed reading, playing cards and bingo, crocheting and going to garage sales. Prayers were said Monday, August 6 at 7:00 p.m. from Fletcher Funeral Chapel, Weyburn. The Funeral Mass was held on Tuesday, August 7 at 11:00 a.m. from St. Vincent de Paul Roman Catholic Church, Weyburn with Father Gerry Bauche Celebrant. Interment followed at Hillcrest Cemetery, Weyburn. Pallbearers were: Chris, Jason, Steven and Keith Ustupski, Glen Rogers and Sam Fiorante
- John Joseph. On Friday, January 12, 2001, John Joseph Mus late of Weyburn, passed away at the age of 68 years. John was born on November 24, 1932 at Cedoux. He was the second son of three children born to Ed and Anna Mus. Predeceased by his mother Anna in 1967; daughter Shirley in 1971; brother Stanley in 1994. John will be dearly missed by his loving wife of 48 years, Helen Mus of Weyburn; his children: Brenda McLeod of Weyburn, Cindy (David) Somerville of Medicine Hat, AB, Rodney (Diane) Mus of Weyburn; grandchildren: Wendy (Rory) Scrupps, Becky and Lee McLeod, Georgina, Chris, Matthew and Aaron Somerville, Jarek and Regan Mus; great grandchildren: Bodey Scrupps, Marcus Somerville; his father, Edward (Emily) Mus of Weyburn; sister Dorothy (Bob) Neufeld of Osler; sister-in-law Valda Mus of Weyburn; as well as several nieces and nephews. John was brought up on the family farm and went to school in Cedoux. As a young man he helped in his father's garage and held various other jobs. On November 24, 1952 in Browning, SK John married Helen Ludwig and settled in Cedoux until they moved to Weyburn in 1966. John and Helen had four children, three girls and a boy. John took a course in radio and television repair and ran a small business called Johnnie's Radio and TV. During this time he also worked on the railroad and was employed for eight years as a truck driver for Soo Security Motorways. In 1965, John started his own household furniture moving company. Over the next 35 years, he built a very successful company and was presented with many awards and honoured by Allied Van Lines with the National Quality Service award three times as well as the Sword of Honour. In 1998, the Saskatchewan Trucking Assoc-iation honoured John by presenting him with an award and a diamond ring for 45 years of accident free safe driving. John Mus Transfer still thrives today under the management of his son, Rod. Within the community he was involved with the Weyburn Snowmobile Club, Lions Club, Elks Club and the Chamber of Commerce. John was a dedicated, loving family man who always looked forward to family gatherings especially the time spent with his grandchildren and great grandchildren. He was very generous with his family but always had his grandchildren perform some small task (like scratching his back or rolling a cigarette) so they could feel like they earned the money he gave them. John loved to play card games and all the family looked forward to his singing and playing the guitar. John was always there for his family and his kindness and concern will be remembered by all. John was an avid hunter and fisherman and his annual trips with his friends was always a special time. He enjoyed gardening and cooking and was famous with family and friends for his homemade pickles and sausage. Prayers were held Monday, January 15 at 7:00 p.m. from Fletcher Funeral Chapel, Weyburn. Funeral mass service was held Tuesday, January 16 at 10:30 a.m. from St. Vincent de Paul Roman Catholic Church, Weyburn, with Father Francis Hengen celebrant. Interment will follow at a later date. All in attendance were considered honorary pallbearers. Readings were given by Wendy Scrupps and Aaron Somerville. Eulogy was written by Brenda McLeod and delivered by Becky McLeod.
- Valda Marie (nee Gunia) Mus, late of Weyburn, passed away peacefully July 8, 2001 at the age of 70 years, with her sons by her side. Valda was predeceased by her husband Stanley; son: Bernie; brother-in-law John; parents: Andrew and Anna Gunia; mother-in-law Anna Mus. She will be lovingly remembered by her sons: Dennis (Elizabeth) and Kim; her grandchildren: Shaun, Trevor, Andrea, Karolyn and Ryan; father-in-law Edward (Emily) Mus; sisters-in-law Dorothy (Bob) Newfeld and Helen Mus. She will also be remembered by relatives and friends. Valda was born March 30, 1931, and raised in the Cedoux area. She married Stanley on April 24, 1951. They farmed and raised three sons. Valda loved fishing, camping and traveling with family and friends. She cherished her grandchildren and loved to tease and laugh with them. Prayers were held Tuesday, July 10 at 7:30 p.m. from St. Vincent Roman Catholic Church, Weyburn. Mass of Christian Burial was held Wednesday, July 11, at 10:30 a.m. from St. Vincent de Paul Roman Catholic Church, Weyburn, with Father Francis Wawryszuk celebrant. Active pallbearers were Larry Gunia, Dave Leck, Ryan Mus, Trevor Mus, Shaun Mus and Darren Gawel. All in attendance were considered honorary pallbearers.
- Kate Myers passed away peacefully at Regina General Hospital on October 30, 2006 at the age of 100 years. Kate was born in Yorkshire, England and came to Canada in 1912 with her parents Francis and Edith Myers and settled in Rouleau. Kate was the second child with four brothers and three sisters. She is predeceased by her sisters, Edith Wanvig and Evelyn Peterson; brothers, Arthur, Frank and Ted Myers. Kate is survived by her sister, Winnifred Ross; brother, James Myers, and several nieces and nephews. She is lovingly remembered by all for her exceptional thoughtfulness and generosity. Kate's life was devoted to teaching. Teaching grade one was her passion and after initial years at Markinch and Harris, she moved to Weyburn where she taught for 38 years. She was greatly honoured in 2001 when many former students contributed to a scholarship fund in her name and an annual scholarship is now awarded to a Grade 12 graduate. In addition to working with children in school she spent many years in the Sunday School at Grace United Church. Following her retirement from teaching in 1967, she served for seven years as pastoral assistant in Grace United Church. Kate also devoted many years to the UCW. Kate was a talented elocutionist complete with varied accents required for her considerable repertoire of memorized readings and was often called upon to entertain at various events. Kate was a life member of Alexandria Rebekah Lodge #14. Special thanks to Doris Meckum of Doris' Happy Care Home; Mel Johnston and Marg Patrick who faithfully came to read to Kate; the staff at William Albert House and the compassionate care givers on 3E at Regina General Hospital. Funeral service was held Wednesday, November 1 at 11:00 a.m. from Grace United Church, Weyburn, with Rev. Hazel Arbon officiating. Interment followed in Hillcrest Cemetery, Weyburn.
- Sandra. On Wednesday, March 19, 2008, Sandra Myers passed away at the Weyburn General Hospital at the age of 46 years. Predeceased by her mother, Harriet Lejour; sister, Gloria LaRose and brother, Garth LaRose. Sandra will be lovingly remembered by her husband, Les Myers of Weyburn; four children: Amanda "Suck" Powder (Dale Baudria) of Ladysmith, BC, their children, Asia, Nevada and Austin; Miranda "Boda" Powder (Daniel Georghiades) of Regina, her children, Hannah and Cody; Adam "My Son" Powder (Candace "Candy" Dighans) of Weyburn, his son, Tanner Stacyszn; Irene "Beag" (Mike) Singleton of Regina; brothers, Jim Lejour, Dennis, Frank Jr., Fred and Ronnie LaRose; father, Frank LaRose; sister, Deb Roesslein; niece, Carissa Fradette; former husband, Don (Bernardine) Lafoy of Weyburn, as well as numerous nieces, nephews, relatives and friends. A Private Family Service was held Thursday, March 27 at 2:00 p.m. from Fletcher Funeral Chapel, Weyburn with Rev. John Ferrier officiating. Interment will be at a later date.
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- Elsie Elfrieda (nee Knakoske). On Wednesday, December 13, 2000, Elsie Elfrieda Nadon, late of Weyburn, passed away at Souris Valley Extended Care Centre, at the age of 81 years. Elsie was born to Luise (Krieger) and August Knakoske on September 11, 1919 on the farm at Lang. She attended Tagg School at McTaggart. When her mother passed away in 1936 the family moved to Weyburn. Elsie was the oldest of eight children so she stayed home to look after her sisters and brothers, the youngest being two years old. On July 6, 1946, Elsie married Philip Nadon. Elsie enjoyed the Ladies Auxiliary of the Royal Canadian Legion and made many life long friends. She was a Past President and Life Member. She also spent many hours with her crafts and all of her nieces and nephews have samples of her crafts. Elsie was diagnosed with Parkinson's Disease in 1967. Due to the good care of the late Dr. Squires, she was able to keep up her crafts she loved so much. Elsie spent many years first in Weyburn Special Care Home and later in Souris Valley Regional Care Centre. Elsie enjoyed the camaraderie of many of the caring staff. Predeceased by her husband, Philip Nadon; her parents: August and Luise Knakoske; two daughters in infancy; two brothers: Walter in infancy and Wesley; four sisters: Bertha Erkelens, Lena Knakoske, Leona Samborski and Dorothy Hanchuk. Elsie will be lovingly remembered by her daughter, Denise (Terry) Silljer of Weyburn; grandchildren: Shawn Silljer of Weyburn and Dan Silljer of Red Deer, AB; great grandchild, Rylan; one brother, Earnest (Madeline) Knakoske of Swift Current; as well as numerous nieces and nephews. Funeral service will be held Thursday, December 21 at 2:00 p.m. from Zion Lutheran Church, Weyburn, with Pastor Ron Bestvater officiating. Interment will follow in Hillcrest Cemetery, Weyburn. The active pallbearers were: Barry Erkelens, Gary Knakoske, Murray Knakoske, Garth Knakoske, Shawn Silljer and Dan Silljer. Everyone who knew her were honorary pallbearers.
- Daisy (nee Stankov), died peacefully in her sleep July 19, 2003 at Weyburn Special Care Home. Daisy was born in Regina on April 8, 1915. After living a few years on her father's homestead in Truax, she moved back to Regina. In 1937 she married Steve Nedelcov and moved to Weyburn, where she lived out her life as a wife, mother, and homemaker. Predeceased by her parents, her husband, two brothers, and one sister, Daisy leaves to mourn her son Jim, his wife Marlene and their children, Susan (Rick) and Richard (Yuki); her son Ed, his wife Barbara, and their children Debra and Michael; her sisters Agnes Lutnes, Annie Regier and Sophie Regier. Daisy was a quiet, gentle person, friendly to all and led a very simple life. She took great pleasure in being with her family and friends, helping others when needed, finding peace and comfort through her religion, and singing hymns and Christmas songs. Daisy was one of those rare individuals who was never heard to complain. Funeral service was held at Knox Presbyterian Church, Weyburn, at 2:00 p.m. on Thursday, July 24 with Rev. John Ferrier officiating. Pallbearers were Claude Marchand, Paul Kurty, Chris Regier, Ron Stankov, Sam Stankov, Michael Nedelcov. Interment followed at Green Acres Memorial Gardens, Weyburn.
- Marlene (nee Fowler) passed away Friday, February 3, 2012 at Weyburn, SK. Predeceased by her father, Brad Fowler and her mother, Ellen Fowler. She will be lovingly remembered by her husband of 53 years, Jim Nedelcov and their two children, daughter, Susan (Rick Anderson) Nedelcov-Anderson, of Weyburn, SK and son, Richard (Yuki) Nedelcov, of Tokyo, Japan; her 5 sisters: Faye (Charlie) Zirk of White Rock, BC; Pat (Garry) Christopherson of Yellow Grass, SK; Monica (Glen) Wotherspoon of Indian Head, SK; Lesley (Scott Gervin) Moffitt of Oak Lake, MB and Mary (Ryan) Laudien of Nanoose Bay, BC; brother-in-law, Ed (Barbara) Nedelcov of Regina, SK; and many nieces and nephews and their families. Marlene was born July 15, 1940 in Davidson, SK. She took her schooling to grade 12 in Weyburn, then laboratory technician training through the Provincial Laboratory and the Saskatchewan Hospital, where she worked in the lab until 1965. She raised two children and was very involved in their activities through their school years. Marlene and Jim managed Green Acres Memorial Gardens and she was the manager of the Weyburn Oil Show Board. She was very involved with her church, serving as senior and junior choir instructor, senior choir member, organist and pianist, children's groups leader, president of Knox Women and co-chair of the Knox Presbyterian 100th Anniversary committee. Marlene was a meals on wheels volunteer, a Cub Scouts leader, secretary of the Weyburn Music Auxiliary, secretary of the Weyburn School Music Auxiliary, president and treasurer of the Weyburn Alzheimer's Family Support Group. She served the City of Weyburn as Councillor from 1985 to 2000 during which time she held positions on many committees: Parks Board, Tourism, Police Commission, Weyburn Oil Show Board, Leisure Commission, Board of Revision, TISASK, SE Regional Tourism, and Heritage Village. She was chairman of the Crocus Festival, co-chairman of the Weyburn Wheat Festival, on the 2004 Senior Summer Games Ceremonies committee, and a board member of Saskatchewan Crime Stoppers from 1990 to 2002 where she served as Chairman for two terms and is a Honourary Lifetime member. Marlene served on the Accreditation Committee for Souris Valley Care Centre, Past President for two terms and secretary for the Association of Saskatchewan Urban Parks and Conservation Agencies, acted as Chairman of Weyburn Parks Board, secretary for Heritage Village, member of the Funeral and Cremation Services Council of Saskatchewan, Regina Airport Community Consultative committee member, and a Triple C Centre committee member. Marlene received numerous awards for her tireless efforts: the Weyburn Chamber of Commerce Golden Spike Award for Community Involvement, Saskatchewan Parks and Recreation Award of Merit, Optimist Club Respect for the Law Shield, 2002 Queen's Jubilee Medal, the Saskatchewan Centennial Leadership award and recently received a Paul Harris Fellowship from the Weyburn Rotary Club. She will be greatly missed. Special thanks to the staff at Tatagwa View, Weyburn Special Care Home, Weyburn General Hospital, Weyburn Home Care, the Alan Blair Cancer Clinic doctors and staff, to doctors Buwembo, Warren and McCollam and to Marlene's many dedicated family, friends and volunteers. Memorial Services will be held Thursday, February 9, 2012 at 2:00 p.m. from Knox Presbyterian Church, Weyburn, SK.
- Grace Violet (nee Endicott). On Tuesday, December 14, 1999, Grace Violet Neiszner, late of Weyburn, passed away at the Weyburn General Hospital with her family by her side, at the age of 76 years. Predeceased by her parents Arthur and Violet Endicott and one brother, Elden Endicott, Grace is survived by her husband, Martin Neiszner of Weyburn; her three sons: Donald (Gail) Neiszner of Weyburn, Ronald (Linda) Neiszner of Weyburn, and Raymond (Debbie) Neiszner of Craik; her grandchildren: Kevin (Kerry) Neiszner and their daughter Mickaela of Radville; Laura Lee (Bryce) Howells and their children: Dustin and Cory of Weyburn; Bradley Neiszner (Steph Hunter) of Weyburn; Michael Neiszner (Amanda Kennedy) of Weyburn; Troy (Sherrie) Neiszner of Regina; Cheryl (Will) Cuthbert and their children: Billy and Nicholas of Weyburn; Denise (Tim) Culham and their daughter Ashley of Weyburn; Tyson Neiszner of Regina; Christopher Neiszner of Tisdale; two sisters: Alice Neiszner of Weyburn and Vera Myers of Calgary; three brothers: Don Endicott of Weyburn, and Jack Endicott and Wayne Endicott; as well as numerous nieces and nephews. Grace was born March 17, 1923 at Weyburn and she attended Prospect School. On September 25, 1940 she married Martin Neiszner in Winnipeg, MB. They lived in the Yeoman area from 1942 to 1944 then moved to the Prospect area. They moved to Weyburn in 1971. Grace worked very hard on the dairy farm she and Martin had from 1954 to 1966. She was an active bowler, and enjoyed gardening, flowers, fishing, sewing and baking. Playing cards with friends was very important to Grace and Martin. She started the Wednesday afternoon ladies club in 1955 in the Prospect area. Grace loved family gatherings and her grandchildren and great grandchildren were very important to her. She would spend endless hours entertaining them. Grace was a very considerate, caring, devoted wife, mother, mother-in-law, grandmother and great grandmother. After selling the cattle from the dairy, Grace decided to take a part-time job at the Weyburn Union Hospital. Grace was indeed a caregiver as she worked at the Weyburn Special Care Home from 1970 to 1988 and enjoyed working with people. She will be lovingly remembered and sadly missed by all her friends and loved ones. Funeral service was held Friday, December 17 at 2:00 p.m. from Knox Presbyterian Church, Weyburn, with Rev. John Ferrier officiating. Grace's grandson Troy Neiszner gave the eulogy at the service. Interment followed in Hillcrest Cemetery, Weyburn. The active pallbearers were her grandsons: Kevin, Troy, Bradley, Michael, Tyson and Christopher Neiszner.
- Harold Jacob Neiszner only son born to Joseph and Barbara (Fisher) Neiszner on May 17, 1933, in Weyburn, passed away peacefully on January 24, 2006 in Tatagwa View Care Center. He was predeceased by his parents Joseph and Barbara Neiszner; step-mother Helen Neiszner (Kot); two brothers-in-law Ramon Callan and Pete Borshowa and father-in-law Alvin Blakley. He will be remembered by his wife and dance partner of 50 years, Joan (nee Blakley); children: Cathy Jo (Leo) Peters, Lethbridge, AB and children Steven and Allen; Stuart (Wendy) Neiszner, Weyburn, and children Jennifer (fiancé Greg Wilson), Gatineau, Quebec and Amanda; Gloria Nelson-Chambers (Brent), Lethbridge, AB and children Blake and Claire; sisters Elsie Callan, Weyburn, Anne Borshowa, and Gladys (Doug) Welland, Olds, AB; mother- in-law Elva Blakley; his aunt Alice Neiszner, Weyburn and numerous nieces and nephews. Harold was born in the old Weyburn General Hospital and came home to the homestead quarter SE10-8-15W2, where he lived until his illness forced him into a care home in 1996. He attended Prospect School 1/2 mile from home until he left school to farm with his dad. In 1954 he met Joan Blakley at a dance at Club 13. They were married October 7, 1955 in Weyburn and took over the family farm where they raised their family of three: Cathy Jo (1957), Stuart (1961) and Gloria (1968). Harold often worked off the farm in the winter as a carpenter, electrician or handy-man. He enjoyed dancing (square, round, old-tyme and social), playing cards, bowling, curling, camping and snowmobiling. He was an active member of the Weyburn Agricultural Society, a 25 year committee member of the Saskatchewan Wheat Pool and held many offices with the Weyburn Twirlers. Harold had a lifelong love of animals, especially horses and he was able to share this love and fun with his children and grandchildren. At one time he enjoyed raising and showing part Arabian horses. Music played a big part in Harold's life, even when he was confined to a wheel chair and during his last days, he would still keep perfect time to the rhythm by tapping his feet. The people who shared their music at Souris Valley are so very special. A Service of Remembrance was held Friday, January 27, at 2:00 p.m. from Grace United Church, Weyburn, with Gary W. Goran officiating. The pallbearers were Gordon James, Pete Wodzinski, Don Neiszner, Gerry Culham, Ron Metheral and Gordon Ledingham. The honorary pallbearers were Marshall and Anne Culham, Linda James, Vera Wodzinski, Pete Gaab and May Wright.
- Martin. On Wednesday, December 25, 2002, Martin Neiszner, late of Weyburn, passed away peacefully at the Weyburn Special Care Home, at the age of 86 years. Martin is predeceased by his parents, John and Mary Neiszner, his brothers: John, Joe and Jack; his sister, Annie Messer and his loving wife of 59 years, Grace on December 14, 1999. He is survived by his sons, Donald (Gail) of Weyburn, Ronald (Linda) of Weyburn and Raymond (Debbie) of Craik. Martin will be sadly missed by his grandchildren and his great grandchildren: Kevin (Kerry) Neiszner and their children, Mickaela and Rylan of Radville; Laura Lee (Bryce) Howells and their children, Cory and Dustin of Weyburn; Bradley (Steph) Neiszner of Weyburn, Michael Neiszner of Weyburn, Troy (Hillary) Neiszner of Regina, Cheryl (Will) Cuthbert and their children, Billy and Nicholas of Weyburn, Denise (Tim) Culham and their children, Ashley and Austin of Weyburn, Tyson Neiszner of Regina, Chris Neiszner of Red Deer, AB; two sisters-in-law; Alice Neiszner of Weyburn and Vera Myers of Calgary, AB; three brothers-in-law: Don Endicott of Weyburn, Jack Endicott of Innisfail, AB, and Wayne Endicott of Edmonton, AB, as well as numerous nieces and nephews. Martin was born on September 9, 1916 at Weyburn and lived on a farm with his three brothers; John, Joe and Jack and his sister, Annie. On September 25, 1940, Martin married the love of his life, Grace Endicott in Winnipeg, MB. They lived in the Yeoman area from 1942 to 1944 then moved to the Prospect area. They moved to Weyburn in 1971. Martin and Grace operated a dairy farm just outside of Weyburn from 1954 to 1966 where they raised their three sons, Donald, Ronald and Raymond. Martin had a great passion for fishing and spent many afternoons in his boat on Nickel Lake with his wife and his grandchildren. Martin also loved bike riding and rode through the neighbourhood each morning on his bicycle greeting many of his friends and neighbours. Hockey was another of Martin's interests. He and Grace had season tickets to the Red Wings games for many years and he always enjoyed hearing about his grandsons' and great grandsons' hockey achievements. Martin also had a love for cards, especially the game of cribbage. He taught all of his grandchildren to play and even when his memory began to fail, he still could count the cards and beat his grandchildren in a game of crib. After the passing of his loving wife Grace, Martin moved to the Weyburn Special Care Home where he participated in many activities from music to bingo, attended baseball games with the residents and rediscovered his joy for hockey, attending the occasional game. We are thankful that Martin died peacefully and has rejoined his beloved wife, Grace. He will be lovingly remembered and sadly missed by all his friends and loved ones. Funeral service was held on Monday, December 30, 2002 at 2:00 p.m. from Knox Presbyterian Church, Weyburn with Rev. John Ferrier officiating. The eulogy was delivered by Martin's granddaughter, Cheryl Cuthbert. Interment followed in Hillcrest Cemetery, Weyburn. The active pallbearers were his grandchildren: Kevin, Bradley, Michael, Tyson Neiszner, Cheryl Cuthbert and Denise Culham.
- Inga. On Friday, Oct. 13, 2000, Inga Nelson, late of Weyburn, passed away at the Weyburn General Hospital at the age of 91 years. Inga was born in Sweden on January 6, 1909, coming to Canada with her parents and grandparents, settling in Weyburn in May of that same year. Being the second eldest of 16 in the family, she was called the "little mother," helping her mother take care of the others. On Oct. 14, 1932 she married Trigur Nelson, who predeceased her in 1966. She was also predeceased by one son, Larry, in 1980; one granddaughter in 1960 and 12 brothers and sisters. She is survived by two sons: Dennis, in Victoria, BC; and Ron, in Chilliwack, BC; two brothers and two sisters; nine grandchildren; 12 great grandchildren; one great, great grandchild; as well as numerous nieces, nephews and cousins. She will be sadly missed by all who knew her. A private family gathering was held Wed.,
Oct. 18 at 1:30 p.m. from Hillcrest Cemetery, Weyburn.
- John Adolph. On Sunday, December 24, 2000, John Adolph Nelson, late of Weyburn, passed away at the Weyburn General Hospital, at the age of 91 years. Predeceased by his brother, Henry Nelson; and one sister, Vera Emery; son, John Ewart Nelson in 1987; and his first wife, Mary in 1991. Adolph is survived by his loving wife, Stella of Weyburn; his daughters: Flora Nelson Dash (Ron) of Saskatoon, and their children: Alisa (Dean) Stanzel and their daughter, Erika, the only great grandchild, David Dash, Jesse Dash and Aimee Dash; Louise Nelson Levesque (Armand) of Balgonie, and their children: Andrew, Lori and Anthony; one sister, Norma (Jack) McDonald of Victoria, BC; two brothers-in-law: Bernie Jeeves and Alec Debanham; one sister-in-law, Mildred Nelson; as well as numerous nieces and nephews, including his special nieces and nephews: Brenda Metheral, Shirley Nelson, Noella Leydon and Larry Nelson. Adolph was born in 1909 at home in the Rockfield district west of Weyburn. He finished grade eight in Rockfield and began working on the Albert and Fannie Ewart farm west of Trossachs. Adolph worked with them and later took over the farming operations after Mary Broad and he were married on Christmas Eve in 1945. They had three children: John, Flora and Louise. Adolph's brother, Henry joined them in the farming operation. In 1950 Henry married Mary's sister, Mildred, and they had four children: Brenda, Shirley, Larry and Noella. Adolph was active in the local telephone company before it was taken over by Sask Tel. He supported the Saskatchewan Wheat Pool, the RM of Brokenshell and the Trossachs United Church. In 1981 Adolph, Mary, Henry and Mildred moved to Weyburn, leaving Larry to carry on the family's farming operation. Adolph's interest in the farm never ended and his countless visits, help and advice were usually welcomed. Adolph and Mary enjoyed Pion-Era events in Saskatoon. After retirement they had time to take grandchildren on their adventures, such as the local and distant threshing shows. Adolph worked many, many volunteer hours with his good friends at Heritage Village, restoring the relocated, donated buildings. He took great pleasure in preserving the past for the people's enjoyment. In 1987, the unexpected death of his son, John, was a severe blow. Mary's health deteriorated and she passed away in 1991. Adolph lost his lifelong friend and brother when Henry died in 1993. Companionship with Stella Rempel led to their marriage in 1992. Their strong appreciation of family and community and friends continued until Adolph's health deteriorated shortly before his death. Funeral service was held Friday, December 29 at 2:00 p.m. from Zion Lutheran Church, Weyburn, with Pastor Ron Bestvater officiating. Interment followed in Trossachs Cemetery, Trossachs. Active pallbearers were: Bernie Klippenstein, Frank Klippenstein, David Dash, Jesse Dash, Andrew Levesque and Anthony Levesque. Everyone who shared Adolph's life were honorary pallbearers.
- Malcolm Theodore (October 13, 1907 - July 24, 2009) passed away at the age of 101 years in the Weyburn General Hospital on Friday July 24, 2009 after a short illness. Malcolm was predeceased by his wife Pauline, two brothers and 3 sisters. He is survived by his son Richard Nelson (Giselle); his granchildren, Kelly Nelson, Ricki-Lee Fossenier (Kevin); two great grandchildren, Malcolm Nelson and Ryker Fossenier; also many neices, nephews, brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law. He was born and raised in the Midale area. Malcolm and Pauline ran a mixed farming operation for 52 years, retiring to Weyburn at the age of eighty-eight, in 1996. Malcolm enjoyed most spectator sports, especially baseball and hockey. Malcolm and Pauline spent many years travelling to the Caribbean Islands, Hawaii, Australia, New Zealand and various other places early in their retirement. A graveside service was held at Green Acres Memorial Gardens on Monday July 27, 2009 with Rev. John Ferrier, officiating. All in attendance were honorary pallbearers
- Stella Ruby Mae (nee Moore) Webster Rempel Nelson was born on the farm at Trossachs on October 22, 1915. Her father later told her it was a good year – he had harvested a 45 bushels per acre crop that year. She had fond memories of her years growing up on the farms with brothers George, Lloyd and Ivan and sister Rachel. Stella learned her love of music and singing from her mother who sang much of the time while she worked and her mother also passed along her belief in the power of prayer. Her parents had an ever open door to anyone needing food or shelter and Stella’s love of entertaining and “having the coffee pot on” was learned at an early age. She felt she grew up in a loving, protective, truly Christian home. Stella attended school at Coral, the country school near by and later high school in Trossachs. She enjoyed school and playing board games – the perfect combination for her later favourite pastime, Scrabble. Her family attended the Methodist Church in Trossachs during the summer months which fostered her faith and her regular attendance at church throughout her lifetime. Stella attended CGIT camp at Carlyle as a teenager and returned there as an adult to be a Camp Mother and also as cook. In 1922, Stella and her family spent some time in Ontario during the winter visiting the extended family there and this began a lifelong connection to many cousins from “the East”. Stella travelled many times to visit these people who were special in her life and was always thrilled to have them come and stay a while with her. Stella attended Normal School in Moose Jaw and taught at Metz (northwest of Trossachs), west Weyburn and at Stalwart, SK. While at west Weyburn she met and married Earl Webster on October 7, 1939. They started farming in the spring of 1940 – first near Weyburn and later at Trossachs where they lived until Earl’s death in 1975. They enjoyed two winters in Arizona. Stella loved gardening and growing things and tended large gardens until she moved into Weyburn in the 1980s. She always had plants as long as she was able. Stella and Earl had three children, Marilyn, Dennis and Darrell and the family grew to include eight grandchildren and 18 great grandchildren. Stella took great pride in her family and all their accomplishments whether it be in their education, careers, sports activities or the many other interests her family participated in. She was actively involved with the Trossachs United Church Women, taught Sunday School, was 4-H Garden Club Leader, and in Weyburn was a member of the ELW, several Bible study groups, and sang with the Gospel Singers and the Lutheran Church Choir. She enjoyed the activities at Tatagwa View and looked forward to the Sunday church services and a chocolate milk and treats in the cafeteria afterwards. Stella had a wonderful sense of humour and loved a good joke. The Blue Jays were her team! Her love for family, friends, visiting, books, writing and music were with her until her passing. Stella believed it was her duty to show her Christian faith by caring for others and made this a priority in her life with her family, friends and community. In 1979 Stella married David Rempel and they lived at Trossachs and Weyburn until his death in 1986. In 1992 she married Adolph Nelson. They moved to Bison Manor shortly before his death in 2000 and Stella continued to live there until June 2008 when she moved to Crocus Villa. She moved to Tatagwa View in February, 2009. Stella passed away peacefully on April 26, 2011 at the age of 95 years. Stella was predeceased by her parents, Emanuel and Elizabeth Moore; sister, Rachel Johnston; brothers, George, Lloyd and Ivan Moore; husbands, Earl Webster, David Rempel and Adolph Nelson; great grandson, Branden Bourassa. Stella is survived by her children, Marilyn (Bernie) Klippenstein of Trossachs, and their children, Kelly (Kim) Klippenstein and children, Cole, Emily, Sarah and Grace, Karen (Brent) Sokoloski and children, Rachel and Jenelle, Kathy (Kevin) Trithart and children, Charlene and Rylan; Dennis (Sherry) Webster of Eastend, SK and their children, Shauna (Ken) Bourassa and daughter, Brenna, Danita (Trevor) Wallin and children, Nicole, Teana and Kirsten, Sean (Raelynne) and children, Paige, Hope and Kieran; Darrell (Shelley) Webster of Melville and their children, Shane (Valdeen) Webster, Sharla (Mark) Hansen and children, Taiya and Kyle; sister-in-law, Lorraine Moore as well as numerous nieces, nephews, relatives and friends. A funeral service was held on Friday, April 29 at 11:00 A.M. from the Zion Lutheran Church, Weyburn with Pastor Martin Olson officiating. Interment followed in Green Acres Memorial Gardens, Weyburn. Pallbearers were Sean Webster, Shane Webster, Ken Bourassa,Trevor Wallin, Brent Sokoloski and Kevin Trithart.
- Mary Theresa Henry Ness. On Thursday, Jan. 11, 2001, Mary Theresa Ness, late of Weyburn, passed away at the Regina General Hospital, at the age of 67 years. Predeceased by her first husband, Fred Henry; second husband, Delmar Ness; son-in-law, Henry Contois; great grandchild, Donomic Delaronde. Mary is survived by six daughters: Patty (Jerry) Wilhelm of Weyburn; Linda (Elwin) Bell of Regina; Cornella Contois (Fred Delaronde) on Winnipeg, MB; Anita (Laurie) Norman of Weyburn; Debbie (John) Delaronde of Winnipeg; and Samantha (Lorne Joseph) of Barrier, BC; 14 grandchildren; eight great grandchildren; two sisters: Eileen Fisher of Yorkton; and Merle Smith of Winnipeg. Prayers were said Sunday, Jan. 14 at 7:30 p.m. from Fletcher Funeral Chapel, Weyburn. The funeral mass was held Monday, Jan. 15 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 Mary's grandchildren: Cy, Jeff, Ryan, Curtis, Vincent and Anthony, with honorary pallbearers, Jerry and John.
- Elizabeth Mary (nee Krenn), late of Weyburn passed away on Saturday, August 16th, 2008 at the age of 95 years. Elizabeth was predeceased by her parents, Joseph and Mary Krenn; her husband, John (April 20, 1973); a granddaughter, Shelly Thiel (July 7, 1995); a grandson, Michael Neuberger (November 14, 1966); three brothers: Joe, Frank and John Krenn and a sister, Mary Hautzinger. Elizabeth is survived by her children: Joe (Helen) Neuberger, Weyburn, Mary (Don) Thiel, Regina, Alf (Janet) Neuberger, Pincher Creek, AB; Bernie (Ella) Neuberger, Weyburn, Jeanette (Jack) Smeed, Medicine Hat, AB, Marlene (Don) Gill, Wilkie; nineteen grandchildren; forty great-grandchildren; four great-great-grandchildren; a sister Katie Sullivan, Kimberly, BC. as well as numerous nieces, nephews and cousins. Prayers for Elizabeth were held at 7:00 p.m. on Tuesday, August 19 at St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church, Weyburn with a Service of Remembrance on Wednesday, August 20, 2008 at 2:00 p.m. at St. Vincent de Paul Roman Catholic Church, Weyburn with Fr. Gerry Bauche as celebrant. All in Attendance were considered Honorary Pallbearers. Interment followed at Hillcrest Cemetery, Weyburn
- Helen Irene (nee Metheral). On Saturday, November 7, 2009, at the age of 71 years, Helen Irene Neuberger passed away peacefully at her home in Weyburn. She leaves to mourn her beloved husband Joseph of 54 years, loving children: David (Dawn) Neuberger, Reginald (Karen) Neuberger, Mark (Kelly) Neuberger and Leslie (Rick) Walliser. Grandchildren: Robbi Neuberger (Thomas), Joel (Amber) Neuberger, Keara Neuberger (Justin), Kalena (Kenton) Klassen, Kaila and Rhett Neuberger, Josh Neuberger, Cortney Neuberger (James) and their daughter (Parker), Kayla Neuberger (Luke) and their daughter (Ava), Stefany (Dwayne) Hovanak and their children (Alydia and Kelsey), Adam and Nathan Walliser, her sister Jeanette (Glen) Mabee, brother and sisters-in-law: Mary (Don) Thiel, Alf (Janet) Neuberger, Bernie (Ella) Neuberger, Jeannette (Jack) Smeed, Marlene (Don) Gill, as well as numerous nieces and nephews. Helen was predeceased by her parents: Reginald and Irene Metheral, son Michael Neuberger, two sisters: Isabella Frerichs and Lois Clarke; brother Jim Metheral; her mother and father-in-law John and Elizabeth Neuberger, nieces: Marsha Mabee and Susan Carlson. Helen was born in Weyburn on December 20,1937 to Reginald and Irene Metheral. Helen was the youngest of five children, sisters Isabelle, Jeannette, Lois and Brother Jim. Helen grew up on the family farm, and attended Assiniboia School and later the Weyburn Collegiate. Joe and Helen were married on September 30,1955. They moved to Moose Jaw for a little over two years and then they returned to Weyburn to raise their family. They had five children, David, Reg, Mark, Leslie and Michael. Helen began working at the Weyburn Union Hospital in December of 1966 where she continued to work until her early retirement in December, 1992. Helen was a member of the Knox Presbyterian Church her entire life and continued to attend Sunday Worships as often as she could until her passing. She was also a member of the Royal Purple for many years. She enjoyed the sport of bowling through the winter months. Helen competed at many provincial and national championships. She spent most of her time during the summer months at the ball diamonds. A game Helen enjoyed playing herself years prior. Helen's pride and joy were her 12 grandchildren, and her four great grandchildren and supported everything they were involved in. She also enjoyed playing cards with friends and family and bingo with her husband Joe. A Memorial Service was held on Thursday, November 12 at 2:00 p.m. At Knox Presbyterian Church, Weyburn with Rev. Ina Golaiy and Rev. John Ferrier officiating. Interment followed at Hillcrest Cemetery, Weyburn. Honorary Pallbearers were Helen's grandsons.
- Ernest 'Ernie' passed away Saturday, July 17, 2010 at Weyburn Union Hospital after a two-year fight with cancer at the age of 82. Ernie was born in Winnipeg, MB, on November 17, 1927. Shortly after, his family moved to Steinbach, MB where he went to school and eventually took up the printing trade at age 15. At age 18, he journeyed across the continent, working as a typesetter in Toronto, Vancouver, Seattle, Sacramento, Minneapolis, Chicago and elsewhere. In 1950, he married Irene Derksen in Steinbach, and returned to Toronto, where they had two children, Eric and Denise. The young couple purchased the Weyburn Review in 1958, and had three more children, Patricia, Mary, and Carrie. Ernie enjoyed a vigorous and successful career in the printing business. Over the years, he was a director of the Saskatchewan Weekly Newspaper Association, as well as the Canadian Weekly Newspaper Association. Always an innovator, he pioneered with offset printing and computerized typesetting in the 1960s. A self-taught computer programmer, he designed several information systems for the Review in the 1980s. During these years, the Review won many provincial and national awards, including best all-round newspaper, best photo spread, best Centennial edition, and many others. Ernie also served his community in many ways. He was President of the Weyburn Chamber of Commerce in 1964, and was a Zone 1 chairman for Saskatchewan Homecoming 71. He was vice-president and president of United Appeal in 1972. In 1987, he was appointed to the Saskatchewan Literacy Council for a three-year period. He was the keynote speaker at the City of Weyburn's official 75th anniversary celebration in September of 1988. In his early days, Ernie worked at practically every aspect of the newspaper business. He was a typesetter, reporter, photographer, layout artist, ad salesman, editor and columnist. His weekly column, "Ernestly!", was popular with many readers, and in 1990 he published the book “"Ernestly! Happy Yesterdays", a combination of memoirs and an anthology of his favourite columns, features and editorials writtern over his 30 year career as a publisher. Ernie retired from publishing gradually. In his retirement years, Ernie loved to travel, read, work on his computer, and writer. He continued to walk his two miles every day, attend church and city functions, Rotary, and visit with his friends on coffee row. He continued to write “Ernestly!” until December, 2008. He was working on a sequel to “Happy Yesterdays” until he entered the hospital. Ernie died peacefully on July 17, 2010, with family by his side. He is survived by a sister, Helen Rosenby; his five children, Eric (Char Warkentin) Neufeld, Denise (Kevin) Bakken, Patricia (Darryl) Ward, Mary (Dave Evans) Neufeld, Carrie (Scott Herriot) Neufeld; and ten grandchildren: Brahm Neufeld, David Neufeld, Jamie Neufeld, Brooke (EJ Mounts) Bakken, Judd Bakken, Drew Bakken; Amber (Jeremy Cleek) Ward; Foster Herriot, Flinn Herriot, and Sloane Herriot. He was predeceased by his wife, Maria Irene Neufeld, January 22, 1992, and by three siblings and his parents. The funeral service was held at Grace United Church, Weyburn, Friday, July 23 with Reverend Cordelia Karpenko officiating, with burial following at Hillcrest Cemetery.
- Jessie (nee Watson). On June 15th, 2009, Jessie Neville, late of Weyburn passed away at the age of 84 years. Jessie was born in Peru to Scottish parents, but was educated in Edinburgh, Scotland. She is survived by her loving husband of 54 years, Judge Ray Neville, Weyburn and their family, daughter, Kelly (Charles) Eddy of Weyburn and their two children, Reuben and Brianna; and son, Neal (Lorelei) Neville and their two children, Tara Lee and Keala, all of Regina; also one brother, John (Mary) Watson of Lincoln, England. Jessie was trained and worked as a secretary in Edinburgh until coming to Canada in 1953 for a one year visit with friends, Andrew and Elsie Weir. She never went back, having met Ray at badminton, and they were married in 1955 and have lived in Weyburn ever since. During those years, she was active in the United Church Women, the Ladies Golf Club, Kinettes and the Prescilla Club. Over the years, she enjoyed trips to Scotland and other countries and after Ray retired, they went on cruises and vacationed in Maui. Jessie, a member of the Buchanan Clan, was a true Scott, frugal but generous, strong with firm Christian beliefs, reserved but a fond mother and grandmother, who touched many lives. We will miss our Nana. We particularly want to thank Drs. Roy, Bierman and Duffy, the special and friendly nurses at the hospital and the Home Care ladies. A Memorial Service was held Friday, June 19th, 2009 at 2:00 p.m. from Grace United Church, Weyburn with Rev. M. Barnabas officiating. Interment will be at a later date.
- Raymond James Neville of Weyburn, Sask. passed away on Sunday, March 30, 2014 at the age of 87 years. Dad was born in Kerrobert, SK to Janet and Allen Neville on April 8, 1926. Dad was predeceased by his parents, Allen and Janet Neville; his wife, Jessie Neville, in 2009; his brother, Glen Neville and sister, Merle Wilson. He is survived by his daughter, Kelly (Charles) Eddy of Weyburn, SK and their children, Reuben Eddy and Briana (Willie) Hale of Dickinson, North Dakota and their children, Autumn and Milo; son, Neal (Lorelei) Neville and children, Tara-Lee and Keala of Regina, SK. Dad attended school in Regina graduating from Regina Central Collegiate in 1944. He later attended the University of Saskatchewan, graduating with a Bachelor of Arts Degree in 1947 and a Bachelor of Law Degree in 1950. Dad had followed in his own father's footsteps by becoming a lawyer and later a judge. Dad practiced law in Weyburn for 14 years before being appointed to the Provincial Court of Saskatchewan in 1964 and sitting on the bench for 27 years. Dad was a very community-minded individual and some of his contributions included being President of the Credit Union League of Saskatchewan, the first Chairman of the Weyburn Comprehensive School Board, Member of the Weyburn Library Board, President of both Weyburn Kinsmen and K40 Boards, President of Weyburn Golf Club, Secretary of Weyburn Community Park, and a member of the Weyburn Badminton Club. Some of the activities Dad enjoyed were reading, travelling, golf, curling, badminton, bird watching, and enjoying the summer afternoons in the shade of his back yard. He especially loved spending the summers at his cottage at White Bear Lake. There was nothing he enjoyed more than sitting out on the deck overlooking the lake and reading a good book. He would also enjoy spending time down at the dock swimming, canoeing, and water skiing. Upon retirement he and Mum travelled to many different parts of the world such as Scotland, Ireland, France, Cuba, Spain, Portugal, and Greece. They also discovered a very special vacation spot in Maui where they wintered yearly and met many new friends who they became very close to. Dad was a firm believer in education and took great pride in both his children attaining degrees from his Alma mater, the University of Saskatchewan. Dad always took an interest in his children and grandchildren's lives. Whether it was coaching, driving them to various activities, or simply calling to see how they were doing, he was always an interested father and Papa. When Dad did call or have a conversation with you, he rarely settled for one word answers. If you didn't provide enough information, the lawyer in him would rise up and you would be grilled until he got the answers he wanted. There was no such thing as a short conversation with Dad. In his retirement years Dad thoroughly enjoyed his morning "coffee with the boys" and would come back with the latest "scoop" on what was going on in town. After Mum's passing, there was a definite void in Dad's life. Thankfully, he had a cocker spaniel named Sammy who became his special companion right up until Sammy's passing this year. In the end, Dad himself said "I've lived a good life" and with that he was ready to go and join Mum. The family wishes to give special thanks to the palliative care doctors, nurses and staff at the Weyburn General Hospital for their excellent care and comfort provided to Dad. A Memorial Service will be held on Monday, April 7, 2014 at 1 p.m. from Grace United Church, Weyburn, SK with Rev. M. Barnabas officiating. Interment will follow at Green Acres Memorial Gardens, Weyburn, SK.
- Celia Victoria (nee Clemence). On Sunday, December 5, 1999, Celia Victoria Newman, late of Weyburn, passed away at the age of 90 years. Predeceased by her parents, Robert and Caroline Clemence; brothers and sisters, and by her husband, Lyman. Celia is survived by her children: Myrna (Dale) Rhinas of Yorkton, and their children: Jesse and Ryan; Kenneth (Donna) Newman of Regina, and their children: Dwight and David; Margaret (Gregg) Babish of Regina, and their son, Brian (Dani); as well as many nieces and nephews. Celia Victoria Newman was born September 21, 1909 at Osage. Celia attended Normal School in Moose Jaw and began her teaching career in Prairie River in north eastern Saskatchewan. She spent the following decade teaching in the Weyburn area where she met and later married Lyman Earl Newman on April 26, 1941. She then became a full time mother and homemaker. Her interests included her family, gardening, reading, sewing and later her grandchildren. After being diagnosed with diabetes she became a member of the Diabetes Association. She regularly attended the meetings receiving important information and motivation which helped her control the disease and avoid the damage which it can cause. Along with her husband she also attended meetings of the Superannuated Teachers' Association. After the death of her husband in 1986, she moved from her house to a downtown apartment. During these years she spent many happy times with her friends. Her strong faith in God gave her the strength and courage to serve others throughout her life and later to deal with the challenges of illness. She recently celebrated her 90th birthday at Parkway Lodge where she experienced the love and kindness of the staff. Funeral service was held Wednesday, December 8 at 2:00 p.m. from Grace United Church, Weyburn, with Bill Corkum officiating minister. Interment followed in Hillcrest Cemetery, Weyburn. Pallbearers were: Dale Rhinas, Gregg Babish (sons-in-law), Jessie Rhinas, Ryan Rhinas (grandsons), and honorary pallbearers: Brian Babish, Dwight Newman, David Newman (grandsons).
- Douglas Wayne Nichol was born in Regina on February 20, 1957. Mom always said that her and Dad just drove to Regina one day and picked out a baby and came home with their little bundle of joy. It was as easy as that. Doug was the oldest of us four and we all came pretty much one year apart after that. We all grew up on the farm along Highway 28 near Trossachs. Doug attended Trossachs School until Grade 7. He then attended school in Yellow Grass, where he later graduated in 1975. Doug never married or had children of his own, but I know he still hoped to find that right girl. Doug was more of a book worm than a farmer. His nose was always in a book. He would try to help Dad every once in a while but it just wasn’t for him. He could have attended school forever—he loved learning and was a very sharp student. After Grade 12 Doug went on to University in Regina where he acquired two degrees. He lived on campus in those years and loved University life. Doug worked for Stats Canada in Regina for a while after University, but then programs were cut and he moved onto other things. He moved to Calgary where he took a bartenders course and worked for The Calgary Golf and Country Club for many years. Doug always had a great urge to travel and see the world, so he thought if he taught English as a 2nd Language in a foreign country, he could work and travel. This is what he did. Doug took a course at “The Language House” in Praugue, Czech Republic in 2006. His first job overseas was in China at Juijiang University in October of 2006. After that, he moved around and worked at different Universities throughout China. He liked to talk about some of his travels around the country during his breaks such as seeing The Great Wall of China and Beijing after the Olympics. He thought it was all so exciting and interesting. I was able to talk with one of his colleagues and she told me that his students respected him and looked after him. On Doug’s birthday in February they had thrown him a party, which he loved. He was invited to attend a conference in another city with a few colleagues and enjoyed the get away. He loved being around people. His students and colleagues held a Funeral service with Doug’s ashes last week and we are thankful for that. Doug was not a drinker but he loved his milk and Pepsi. If he was coming for a visit you had to have lots on hand. Jim worked for Coke at one time, so the feud was always on as to which was better, Pepsi or Coke. Well, one time at our farm, Doug was running low on Pepsi and we didn’t have any more so Dave filled his bottle secretly with Coke. Doug drank “Pepsi” all night without a hitch. Dave had to tell him the next day, just to rub it in, that he drank Coke most of the night—and of course Doug was disgusted with him. We still chuckle about this today. Mom’s perogies were another of his favourites. Mom being a good Polish girl always had them on hand. Doug would head back to Regina after a weekend at home with bags full of them. Doug was never very athletic but he was the best fan any team could have. He would watch any kind of sports and knew the stats on most of the players. The Saskatchewan Roughriders were his team, he loved football. He lived and breathed green. He wore their colors on every game day, where ever he was in the world. He was so proud to be a rider fan. I got to go to the first Grey Cup Regina hosted with Doug. It was a very windy, cold day but he was so happy to be a part of it all. He also enjoyed hockey and the Montreal Canadians. He would have been so proud of how far they got this year in playoffs. Doug liked to tease. His bantering and small digs to everyone was his way of showing his “love”. He truly loved his nieces and nephews. He always was asking about them and remembered all the dates they were born. He brought many gifts back from China for the kids and us. And even our grandchildren received gifts. Some things we wondered what they were or if they were safe to consume, but it was all fine. Doug was always at all the family events he could get to, especially weddings. He was really disappointed when he had to miss because he was so far away. The Sosulski Family Reunions every other year were important to Doug, he didn’t miss very many. A family gathering in Nelson, BC last year with Doug and all the cousins will be remembered as a very special one for all of us. Whenever Doug needed anything in Calgary, brother Jim and cousins Darwyn and Bruce would always step in to help. We would always spend time in Weyburn in the summer at Grandmas just to hang out with the Miles cousins. All of his cousins were very dear to him, even though he liked to joke and tease, he felt comfortable and at home with them all. Doug passed away at Bayonnaeor, Inner Mongolia, China on May 17, 2014 at the young age of 57 years. We are sad that Doug was so far away and we couldn’t be with him in his passing, 57 is such a short life. You shocked us all the time with some of your jokes and fun loving ways but really shocked us on your passing in China. You will be remembered as our great big loveable guy who loved life and his family. Douglas was predeceased by his parents, Lyle and Jennie Nichol and an infant brother. He will be lovingly remembered by his sister, Susan (Jim) Scott of Wapella, and their family, Bill (Alicia) Scott (and Tristen) and Jayme Scott; sister, Sharon (David) Verot of Radville, and their family, Kelsi (Luke) Cooney (Harleigh and Conner), Justin (Danielle Furgason), Brett Verot (Riley Pawliw); brother, Jim Nichol (Tracy Leslie) of Red Deer, AB and family, Crystal Nichol (Dallas Kuzek) (and Dillon and Brooklyn), Candis (Tyson White); close family friend, Harold Davies (Debbie); aunts, Mary Barnes, Irene Knott and Shirley (Leyland) Johnson as well as other relatives and friends. A Memorial Service was held on Saturday, June 7 at 11:00 AM from Fletcher Funeral Chapel with Father Gerry Bauche officiating. Interment followed at Hillcrest Cemetery, Weyburn.
- Jennie (nee Sosulski). On Sunday, October 21, 2012, Jennie Nichol of Weyburn, passed away at the age of 85 years. She was predeceased by her husband, Lyle Nichol; son Kenneth in infancy; parents, John and Michalina Sosulski; brothers, Frank and Michael; sisters, Mildred and Elizabeth; and sisters-in-law, Gina Sosulski and Audrey Parsons. She will be lovingly remembered by her children, Douglas Nichol of Inner Mongolia, China, Susan (James) Scott of Wapella, and their children, Bill (Alicia) Scott and their son, Tristan and Jayme Scott, Sharon (Dave) Verot of Radville, and their children, Kelsi (Luke) Cooney and their daughter, Harleigh, Justin (Danielle), Brett (Riley) Verot, Jim Nichol of Red Deer, AB and his children, Crystal (Dallas) and their children, Dillon and Brooklyn, Cody (Lindsey) and Candis; family friend, Harold Davies (Debbie) of Lakefield, ON; sister, Mary (Blair) Barnes of Vancouver, BC; sisters-in- law, Irene Knott of Saskatoon, and Shirley (Leyland) Johnson of Regina; brother- in-law, Ed (Beryl) Mazur of Weyburn; as well as many nieces, nephews, relatives and friends. Jennie was born in Wroclaw, Poland on December 27, 1926. At the age of one she came to Canada with her parents to settle east of Weyburn on a farm. Jennie took all her education in Weyburn and upon graduation took a secretarial course and became a legal stenographer. She worked for McDonald and McNeil Law Office in Weyburn until she moved to Regina in 1951 to work for a lawyer there. She met Lyle Nichol of Trossachs and married him on Aug. 7, 1954 in Weyburn. They lived in Regina until 1957 when they moved to the Nichol family farm at Trossachs. Here they raised their four children. Jennie was busy with farm life, hauling grain when needed, cooking meals and gardening. Square dancing, playing cards, sewing, reading, needlework, ceramics and visiting with friends were some of her favorite pastimes. She was a member of the Trossachs Homemakers for many years and enjoyed the friendships. She enjoyed all her children’s sporting events and was one of their biggest fans. She never missed a game or 4-H event that they were involved in. Travelling was always something that she really looked forward to, especially the many trips to Las Vegas. After 42 years of marriage, Jennie lost her dear husband on Dec. 3, 1996 to heart complications. This was a very hard time. It shows her great strength and determination because she lived on her own for the next 14 years after suffering from a stroke and having macular degeneration. She still baked and entertained her family and friends. She was a very caring and compassionate mother, wife and friend. Always willing to help if she could. Being independent was so important to her! Jennie spent her last two years at Parkway and Weyburn Special Care Home. A Memorial Service will be held on Saturday, November 3 ,2012 at 11:00 a.m. from Fletcher Funeral Chapel, Weyburn, with Father Gerry Bauche as Celebrant. Interment to follow at Hillcrest Cemetery, Weyburn.
- Dr. Wallace Robert. It is with great sadness we announce the passing of a husband, father, grandfather, great grandfather, brother and friend. Wally passed away peacefully October 13, 2002 at the age of 85 years. He is survived by his loving wife, Mabel, daughters Maureen (Brian) Napper of Lashburn, and Cheri Claus (Dave) of Prince George, BC; four grandchildren: Tamie (Shane) Moir, Deanna Napper (Chris), Nichole Claus (Dave); Michelle Claus (Dan); six great grandchildren: Jordan, Avery and Ethan Moir; Sydney, Ryan and Haidyn Napper; numerous other family and friends. Wally was born in Olds, AB and was the eldest of five siblings. He graduated in 1942 from the veterinary college in Guelph, ON, then spent the next four years as a meat inspector in Calgary, AB. In 1946 a practise in Weyburn came available so he moved his family to Weyburn that fall. Wally felt very fortunate to study veterinary medicine and was so grateful he had the opportunity to enjoy endless miles of rural scenery, wildlife and birds which he came to study later in life. His leisure time was spent a month nature's wonders, whether here at home or abroad. He expressed his passion for life through his paintings, sculpture, sketches and pottery. Each piece of art was a moment of his life that was exciting to him and hopefully to others. He will be greatly missed by all. Family, friends and community members gathered at Grace United Church Thursday, October 17 to celebrate his life.
- Nelcia "nellie" Glendine (nee Cummins). We are deeply saddened to announce the passing of Nelcia "Nellie" Nicholls, who passed away peacefully with family by her side, at the Pasqua Hospital Palliative Care Unit in Regina on Monday, February 8, 2010, following a sudden struggle with lung cancer. She was 77 years of age. Nellie was born in Redmans Village, St. Thomas, Barbados, West Indies on December 17, 1932, where she grew up as a child. She moved to London, England to become a nurse, where she wed her husband Keith Anthony Nicholls. After the sudden death of her first child Michael, from pneumonia, she went on to have two healthy girls born in England, Maria and Janet. In 1963 they moved to Canada and resided in Weyburn to pursue careers in Psychiatric Nursing at the Weyburn Mental Health Institute. Nellie will be deeply missed as she has touched the lives of many people with her great smile and laugh during her life as a registered nurse and caregiver. Nellie owned and operated her own nursing home for many years - Nel Care Homes and previous to that worked at The Regina Lutheran Nursing Home as an RN and at the Regina Jail as a maitre d'. Nellie was predeceased by her parents Silvain Cummins and Emmeline Lewis Cummins, one sister and four brothers of Barbados. She is survived by her loving family: former husband Keith Nicholls of Regina; daughter Maria Nicholls of Regina; daughter Janet (Jan, nee Nicholls) Highgate, and son-in-law James Highgate of Calgary, AB; and four grandchildren, Jonathan, Joshua, and Samantha Nicholls of Regina, Jordan Highgate of Calgary, AB; sister Gertrude Manning and brother Owen Cummins of New York, niece Betty Nicholls of Toronto, ON; nephew Sylman Cummins of Barbados; niece Paulette Nicholls of Toronto, ON; nephew Samuel Manning of New York; numerous nieces and nephews around the world; best friend Maureen Johnson of Regina; and many other close friends and relatives. Funeral Service was held at 1:00 p.m. on Saturday, February 13, 2010 in Speers Funeral Chapel, Regina. Interment in Riverside Memorial Park.
- Douglas. In loving memory of Douglas Nickel, late of Weyburn, who passed away at the age of 73 years, on October 20, 2005. Doug was predeceased by his parents, Gustave and Alvina Nickel; one brother, Archie Nickel; two nephews, Dean DeVries and Kelly Nickel. Doug is survived by his loving wife, Lucie Nickel, Weyburn; his daughter, Gwen (Larry) Paterson, Weyburn; his two sons, David Nickel, Nevada and Marc Nickel, Alberta; his two grandsons, Reid and Kyle Paterson, Weyburn; three sisters, Vi Lix, Thunder Bay, ON, Irene (Len) DeVries, Weyburn, and Audrey Wallis, Weyburn. He is also survived by numerous brothers and sisters-in -law along with numerous nieces, nephews, relatives and friends. Doug was born in the Yellow Grass district on May 29, 1932. He attended school in Yellow Grass and Weyburn Plains school. Doug worked for John Deere and later as a salesman for JI Case until his retirement. He was a member of the Lions Club for many years and Doug enjoyed working for farmers and serving his community over the years. He also enjoyed many years of camping and traveling with his fifth wheel. Prayers were held at RD Family Memorial Funeral Chapel, Weyburn, on Sunday, October 23, at 7:00 p.m. with Father Gerry Bauche Officiating. The Funeral Mass was held at St. Vincent de Paul Roman Catholic Church at 10:00 a.m. on Monday, October 24 , with Father Gerry Bauche Celebrant. Interment followed at Hillcrest Cemetery, Weyburn. The active pallbearers were Jean-Luc Gaudet, Fernand Gareau, Armand Lajeunness, Rupert Bremner, Gary Gareau and Gerald Hippe.
- Agnes "Nan" (1920 - 2008). Agnes was predeceased by her parents; husband, Joseph Nieviadomy; two brothers and four sisters. Agnes will be lovingly remembered by her daughter, Francys (George) Kalman of Weyburn; sons, Les (Linda) Nieviadomy of Ponoka, AB and Rod (Laura) Nieviadomy of Weyburn; grandchildren, Robert (Ardelle) Kalman, Travys (Arlene) Nieviadomy, Kim Nieviadomy, Nathan (Rochelle Phe) and Kaley Nieviadomy; great grandchildren, Jason and Josh Kalman, Rhaya and Ava Nieviadomy, Charissa, Schanelle and Leslie Joseph Nieviadomy, as well as numerous nieces, nephews, relatives and friends. The funeral service was held on Monday, May 12, 2008 at Fletcher Funeral Chapels, Weyburn, at 2:00 p.m. with Rev John Ferrier officiating. Interment took place in Hillcrest Cemetery, Weyburn. Visitation took place on Sunday, May 11, from 7:00 - 9:00 p.m. at Fletcher Funeral Chapels, Weyburn.
- Everett Gordon Nimegeers, late of Weyburn passed away July 5, 2011, at the age of 48 years. Everett was predeceased by his father and mother, Gordon and Jeanne Nimegeers. Everett is survived by his children: Keith Stack, Montreal, QC; Jared Nimegeers (Megan Paxman), Weyburn, SK; Dustin Nimegeers (Kayla Bellaire), Elkford, BC; Jolene Nimegeers, Weyburn; his sisters: Karen Nimegeers (Peter Eccles), Debra Joyal (Steve Kilby), Valerie Olmstead (Rob Stairmand), Lana Nimegeers (Garth VonHagen), Rhonda Nimegeers, many nieces, nephews, uncles, aunts, cousins and friends. Everett was born in Weyburn on July 24, 1962. He grew up on a farm southeast of town with his dad, mom and five younger sisters. With his love for hunting, fishing and the great outdoors, the farm life suited him well. He started taking over the operation at a young age and later went on to raise his family there. Everett cherished his kids and was extremely proud of them and their accomplishments. Everett lived for his family and took every opportunity to bring everyone together, maybe for a game of cards or some good fishing straight from the dugout! His children remember fondly how Everett would stock a dugout suited for 200 trout with up to 600, to ensure that no one ever came home from family fishing expeditions empty-handed! Everett enjoyed time with his friends; he always knew how to bring a smile to our faces. He had a kind heart, a sensitive spirit and a love of life that was reflected in his striking blue eyes. Everett meant so much to so many and left a vivid memory with everyone who crossed his path. It is with heavy hearts, that we too soon say goodbye to our dad, brother, uncle, nephew and friend. A graveside service and celebration of his life was held on Saturday, July 9 at 1:00 p.m. from Green Acres Memorial Gardens, Weyburn with Fr. Gerry Bauche, celebrant. Interment followed at Green Acres Memorial Gardens, Weyburn. Honorary pallbearers were all in attendance.
- Gordon Jerome Nimegeers, late of Weyburn passed away December 13, 2010, at the age of 73 years. Gordon was predeceased by his wife Jeanne, brother Andre, sister Darlene Reihl, and sister-in-law, Muriel Nimegeers. Gordon is survived by his son Everett and children Keith, Jared (Megan Paxman), Dustin (Kayla Bellaire), and Jolene; his daughters Karen (Peter Eccles) and children Cadence and Imogen, Debra Joyal (Steve Kilby) and children Brette and Arielle, Valerie Olmstead (Rob Stairmand) and children Presley and Zachary, Lana (Garth VonHagen) and son Regan, Rhonda and son Tyler; his sisters and brothers Germaine vanKampen, Rita Sidloski (Roy), Beatrice Sidloski (John), Stafford (Darlene) Nimegeers, Clifford Nimegeers, Walter Reihl, Wilfred (Adele) Nimegeers, Bernadette Shenher (Henry), Cecile Halyk (Alex), Douglas (Linda) Nimegeers, Jerome (Valerie) Nimegeers, along with numerous nieces and nephews. Gordon was born in Ceylon on October 19, 1937, the fifth of 13 children born to Andre and Gertrude Nimegeers. On October 19, 1961, he married the love of his life, Jeanne Marie Tremblay. Together they built their family farm home near Ralph in 1965 where they took immense pride in raising their six children. In 1979, Gordie and Jeanne moved their family into Weyburn where Gordie continued to be that quiet, gentle man who enjoyed the simple things in life. He was a very hardworking and dedicated father, farmer, and poker player who displayed a great sense of justice in all things. He loved to play whist and to sing and dance. ‘Papa’ was a loving father and grandfather who found pleasure in the time he spent with his kids, and later with his twelve grandchildren. Tragically, in November of 1998, Gordie suffered a major stroke and, soon after, lost Jeanne to a heart attack. Even in his later years, as his health deteriorated, he continued to take an active interest in his family. To the very end, Dad enjoyed a good joke and loved to share a laugh with the many special people in his life. While we all know that Gordie is in a peaceful place, he will be deeply missed by all who knew and loved him. Prayers were held on Thursday December 16, 2010 at 7:00 p.m. from St. Vincent de Paul Roman Catholic Church, Weyburn. Funeral mass for Gordon was held on Friday, December 17 at 10:00 a.m. from St. Vincent de Paul Roman Catholic Church, Weyburn with Fr. Gerry Bauche, Celebrant. Interment followed at Green Acres Memorial Gardens, Weyburn. Pallbearers were his grandchildren Keith, Jared, Dustin, Jolene, Tyler, Zachary, Presley, Brette, Arielle, Cadence, Imogen and Regan. Honorary pallbearers were all in attendance.
- Jeanne Marie (nee Tremblay), late of Weyburn, passed away peacefully on Friday, January 22, 1999 at the age of 56 years. Born January 1, 1943 in Tisdale, SK Jeanne was predeceased by her father, Lawrence Tremblay, and an infant brother, Joseph Tremblay. Jeanne will be sadly missed by her loving husband of 37 years Gordon Nimegeers of Weyburn; she will also be lovingly remembered by her six children and their families: a son, Everett Nimegeers (Darlene) and children: Keith Stack, Jared, Dustin and Jolene of Weyburn; daughters: Karen Nimegeers (Stafford Neal) and Cadence of Vancouver; Debra Joyal (Andy) and children Brette and Arielle of Langley, BC; Valerie Olmstead (Todd) and children Presley and Zachary of Weyburn; Lana Nimegeers (Garth Von Hagen) of Edmonton; and Rhonda Nimegeers and Tyler of Weyburn. She also leaves to mourn her loving mother Nora Marie Mongeon and step-father Roland Mongeon of Dunseith, North Dakota; her siblings, brothers: Edgar Tremblay (Cecile) of Vernon, BC; Victor Tremblay (Vera) of Pangman; Marcel Tremblay (Anita) of Saskatoon; George Tremblay of Edmonton and Maurice Tremblay of Edmonton; sister, Joan Johnson of Dickinson, ND; along with many brothers- and sisters-in-law, nieces, nephews, cousins and friends. Raised on a farm near Archerwill, SK, Jeanne grew up among a large and loving Roman Catholic family. Her family lived an active community life often hosting barn dances which Jeanne fondly remembered and recounted to her children. After a brief period working as a nurse's aide in nearby Tisdale, she met, fell in love, and married Gordon. They settled on a farm near Weyburn where they raised their family. While their children were young, Jeanne and Gordon stayed close to home but later they enjoyed several vacations to Las Vegas, Reno and Plentywood. They were partners in everything including farming, cards, and life. Mom and Dad loved to dance together. Jeanne's many friends and relatives will always remember her quick wit and her love of language. She loved to read and to write poetry, limericks were her specialty. Jeanne had a generous spirit and a special empathy for those who were unfortunate or troubled. Her unique gift for nurturing manifested itself in her passion for her flower garden, and her children and grandchildren, which were her greatest joys. Prayers were said Monday, January 25 at 7:00 p.m. from St. Vincent de Paul Roman Catholic Church, Weyburn. The funeral mass was held Tuesday, January 26 at 2:00 p.m. from St. Vincent de Paul Church with Father Francis Hengen celebrant. Interment followed in Green Acres Memorial Gardens, Weyburn. Honorary pallbearers were: Jack and Margaret Medwed, Bev Tourand, Mark Tremblay, Stafford and Darlene Nimegeers, Willy and Adele Nimegeers, Lorna Blaine, Dawn Tremblay and Susan Tremblay. The active pallbearers were: Keith Stack, Joshua Johnson, Andrew Nimegeers, Michael Nimegeers, Sarah Chessall and Jason Nimegeers.
- Lionel Eugene. It is with deep sadness we wish to announce that Lionel Eugene Nixon of Weyburn passed away Tuesday, February 13, 2007 at the Weyburn General Hospital. Lionel was predeceased by his parents, John and Maude Nixon of Fillmore; brothers-in-law, Nick Hawryliw, Bill Johnson, Garth Brown, Dick Marx; sisters-in-law, Bea Nixon, Armande Nixon and Millie Mazur. Left to mourn are his wife of 49 years, Peggy Nixon of Weyburn and their family: son, Miles and daughter-in-law Jackie and grandchildren, Kathryn and Reid of Calgary, AB; and daughter, Kelly (Randy) Mitchell of Port Moody, BC and grandchildren, Amanda and Tyler Mitchell of Francis; brothers: Les (Marie) Nixon, Eldon (Lily May) Nixon, Walter Nixon, and Murray (Leona) Nixon; sisters, Mary Johnson, Kathleen (Ken) Sidebottom, and Doreen Brown; as well as numerous nieces, nephews, relatives and friends. Lionel was with York Auto as counterman, salesman and owner from 1956 to 1996. He was a long time member of the Young Fellows and the Royal Canadian Legion and a charter member of the Souris Valley Antique Association in Midale. His passions included antique tractors and stationary engines, and he always had some involvement in farming. Lionel grew up in Fillmore with three sisters and four brothers and moved to Weyburn in 1955. After marrying Peggy in 1957, they raised their family in Weyburn and spent the last 10 winters in Yuma, Arizona, where they have a large group of good friends. A memorial service was held Friday, February 16, at 2:00 p.m. from Grace United Church, Weyburn, with Rev. Hazel Arbon officiating. Interment followed in Hillcrest Cemetery, Weyburn. Honorary pallbearers were: Les Nixon, Eldon Nixon, Walter Nixon, Gerald Nixon, Murray Nixon, Richard Jones, Jim Kopec and Jim York.
- Anita Agnes Theresa (nee Henry). Born January 9, 1954 in Esterhazy. Anita was predeceased by her mother, Mary Theresa (nee Ness) Henry; father, Fredrick Frances Henry; her sister, Erna Henry; numerous aunts and uncles as well as niece and nephew. Anita is survived by her son, Curtis (Janna Willis), Norman of Regina, SK; Curtis’ father, Laurie Norman of Weyburn; sisters, Patty (Jerry) Wilhelm of Weyburn, Linda (Elwin) Bell of Regina, Cornella Contois and Fred of Winnipeg, MB, Debbie (John) Delaronde of Winnipeg, MB and Samantha (Don) Henry of Weyburn; her godchildren, Crystal Jessup-Contois, Donna May Bell and Kimberly Dawn Mary Limoges who will always remain close to her heart. It is with heavy hearts that the family of Anita Agnus Norman announce the sudden passing of Anita on March 30, 2011 at the young age of 56. Anita was born in Esterhazy to Fred and Mary Henry on Jan 9, 1955. As a child she was very outgoing, spontaneous and loved being carefree. She attended school in Melville. Then continued her highschool education in Weyburn. She then met and married Laurie Norman and was married March 1, 1975. They settled into their lives in Weyburn and had their only child, Curtis. She knew she had the most valuable treasure that she could ever make. She would state “why would we want another child when we got it right the first time.” Curtis could touch or give her anything and to her it would turn to gold. She was so proud of him when he became a teacher. For anyone that is fortunate enough to know Curtis you understand what Anita felt when you are around him. Anita would often talk about her godchildren, her love was evident and shown through pictures on her walls of all family and friends. She didn’t need paint or wallpaper because she had the pictures from top to bottom through the front door, the bathroom and right through the bedroom. There was no wall’s to be seen, it was just pictures, pictures and more pictures. You would never get bored being there for the pictures were always a conversational piece. She was also so very happy when she met her brother Steve and sister-in-law, Sharon. We all met for the first time in 2005. Anita could not believe it and she stuck to Steve like glue. She smiled from ear to ear and when they left her tears were like falling rain. She became ill in her early 30’s with C.O.P.D. and other illnesses soon became prominent in her life. Even though she was sick she would love the company. At the end of her short life we never thought she would leave us so soon. She will be missed by all her friends and family. A funeral service was held on Saturday, April 2 at 11:00 am from Fletcher Funeral Chapel, Weyburn with Father Gerry Bauche officiating. Interment followed in Hillcrest Cemetery, Weyburn. A visitation was held Friday, April 1 at 7 ~ 9 pm from Fletcher Funeral Chapel, Weyburn. Pallbearers were Vincent Goodwin, Dominic Contois, Anthony Delaronde, Jerry Wilhelm, John Delaronde, Don Mickalishen.
- Anne Katherine (nee Klein) passed away in Weyburn on Monday, September 22, 2003 at the age of 87 years. Predeceased by her parents, Frank and Elizabeth Klein; husband George; three brothers and four sisters. Anne will be sadly missed and lovingly remembered by her children; Joyce Norman; Marlene Norman; Christine Norman; Stan (Pierrette) Norman, all of Weyburn. Grandchildren Darren B.; Kevin; Darren W.; Josh and Jeremy. Great grandchildren Brittany and Andrea. Her brother Pat Klein of Regina; sisters Caroline Herman of Regina; Margaret Schell of Carlyle; and Theresa Bell of Pangman; as well as numerous nieces, nephews, relatives and friends. A memorial service was held September 25 from the New Apostolic Church in Weyburn. Pastor Roy Rains officiated. Interment was held at Hillcrest Cemetery, Weyburn.
- John James. On Saturday, July 8, 2006, John James Norman, late of Weyburn, passed away at Crocus Plains Villa, Weyburn, at the age of 83 years. John was predeceased by his mother and father, Gertrude and Leonard Norman; brothers: Allan, Charles and Peter Norman; sisters: Fanny Surring and Barbara Burrill. He leaves to cherish his memory, his loving wife of 60 years, Isobel, and their children: son, Gregg (Jenine) Norman and daughter, Rae (Neal) Keefe; grandchildren: Tara (Jeff) August, Alison, Joey (Al) Shields, and Brent, and great grandchildren: Megan, Gracie and Max August, Boedy and Dallyn Shields; one brother, Gerald Norman, along with numerous nieces and nephews. John James Norman was a life time resident of Weyburn. He was born May 3, 1923 in Weyburn, to Leonard and Gertrude (nee Wheeler) Norman. John belonged to the Royal Canadian Naval Volunteer Reserve from 1943 to 1945. In 1946 John married Isobel Charlton. He worked for 30 years for the City of Weyburn, starting as City Treasurer and retiring as City Commissioner. He was a past president of the Young Fellows Club and the Royal Canadian Legion Branch #47. He was also a member of All Saints Anglican Church from 1923 to 2006. John was interested in all sports, particularly in hockey as a player, coach and referee. He was also an avid golfer in Weyburn, Kenosee Lake in the summer and Mesa, Arizona where they wintered for eleven years. A Memorial Service was held Wednesday, July 12, at 2:00 p.m. from Grace United Church, Weyburn, with Rev. Catherine Harper officiating. A private family interment took place at Hillcrest Cemetery, Weyburn.
- Joyce Theresa. On Saturday, December 8, 2007, Joyce Theresa Norman of Weyburn, passed away at the age of 62 years. Joyce was predeceased by her parents, Anne and George Norman and one brother-in-law, Ken McHattie. Joyce is survived by her two sons, Darren B. Norman of Weyburn, and Kevin (Shelly) Norman of Medicine Hat, AB and two granddaughters, Brittany and Andrea Norman; one brother, Stan Norman of Weyburn; sister-in-law, Pierette Norman of Weyburn; two sisters, Marlene Norman of Weyburn, and Christine Norman of Weyburn; her close friend, Elaine Frasz of Weyburn, as well as numerous nieces, nephews, relatives and friends. Joyce Theresa Norman was born January 3, 1945 at Gladmar. She lived on a farm southeast of Gladmar until 1954 when they moved to Weyburn. She received a Diploma from Southeast Community College, gaining a Grade 12 and continuing on with a secretarial course. Joyce was an advocate for Social Assistance, forming a non profit organization called 'Wey Better Association' in the late '70's. During this time she took on issues such as rights and regulations for people on Social Assistance in the community. From 1980 to 1986 she managed a Group Home with the mentally handicapped. She then worked at Weyburn Telephone Answering Service, finding a perfect employer and life-long friends in the Frasz family. She was involved with liquid embroidery, dealing in sales of Tri Chem. Painting and sales ability won her many awards. Joyce enjoyed doing puzzles, knitting, crocheting, collecting plates and coins, playing bingo and gambling the odd time. Joyce was a people person, being genuinely concerned with everyone she came in contact with. Working at the Telephone Answering Service, she had a vast group of friends. Joyce made a lasting impression on everyone who knew her and her positive attitude. She will be greatly missed by all of us. A Memorial Service was held Thursday, December 13 at 2:00 p.m. from Fletcher Funeral Chapel, Weyburn, with Rev. John Ferrier officiating. Interment followed in Hillcrest Cemetery.
- Marcella Ellen (nee Carr). On Tuesday, September 28, 1999, Marcella Ellen Norman, late of Weyburn, passed away at Weyburn General Hospital, at the age of 82 years. Predeceased by an infant brother, Harold Russel Carr in 1922, twin sister Loucella Margaret Gregory in 1943; father, Russel Peter Carr in 1968; brother Peter Russel Carr in 1972; husband Herbert Allen Norman in 1984, mother Marcella Flora Carr in 1984, one sister Geraldine Gertrude Linley, and a granddaughter Karen Lesley Vivienne Norman in 1992. Marcella leaves to mourn, her one daughter, Arlene Lue of Regina; four sons: Brian (Mary) Norman of Kingston, NS; Douglas (Gwen) Norman of Bashaw, AB; Michael Norman of Aylmer, PQ; and Patrick Norman of Ottawa, ON; three sisters: Joan (Herman) Linley of Weyburn; June Larsen of Whiterock, BC; and Bernadine Carr of Weyburn; ten grandchildren and nine great grandchildren; as well as numerous nieces and nephews. Marcella was born in Elgin, MB on March 23, 1917. The family moved to Weyburn before she was old enough to attend school, so she attended Haig School and the Weyburn Collegiate Institute. Marcella was fond of many sports in school, including skating, swimming and track and field events. She married Herbert Allen Norman of Weyburn on November 11, 1937 and they resided in Weyburn all their lives. Marcella was a housewife and a loving mother all of her life. In her later years she took up poetry and painting. Funeral service was held Friday, October 1, at 2:00 p.m. from Fletcher Funeral Chapel, Weyburn, with Rev. Julie Collings officiating. Interment followed in Hillcrest cemetery, Weyburn. The active pallbearers were: Dave Irwin, Neal Keefe, Bobby Little, Vladimer Bocian, Mike Bocian and Keith Martin.
- Marlene Elizabeth Norman passed away peacefully on Tuesday, November 5, 2013 at the age of 66 years. She was predeceased by her parents, George and Anne Norman; sisters, Joyce and Christine Norman and her husband, Ken McHattie. Marlene was born to Anne and George on December 7, 1946 in Gladmar. She was a loving sister to Joyce and Christine as well as her only brother Stan. Marlene was a devoted daughter and care giver to her Mother for many years. She loved being an aunt to several nephews and many great nieces and nephews. Marlene had a great sense of humour, even throughout her illness. She was a huge fan of the Saskatchewan Roughriders but a close second passion was bingo. Marlene loved to dance and thoroughly enjoyed many kinds of music, as evidenced by her extensive record and tape collection. She also liked to garden, loved animals and above all enjoyed the company of many close friends. Marlene will be lovingly remembered by her brother, Stan Norman of Weyburn; nephews, Darren (Trena) Norman and their children, Kaitlyn, Sara, Tara and Niome; Josh (Zoe) Norman and their son, Brycen, Jeremy (Hailey) Norman and their daughter, Alivia, Kevin (Shelly) Norman and their daughters, Brittany and Andrea and Darren B. Norman; sister-in-law, Pete Huriet; special friend, Doug Clauson as well as many relatives and friends. A Celebration of Marlene’s Life was held on Tuesday, November 12 at 11:00 a.m. from New Apostolic Church, Weyburn with Reverend Roy Rains officiating. Interment took place at Hillcrest Cemetery, Weyburn.
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- Jack Edward. In the early evening of Tuesday, November 27, 2007, Jack Edward O'Dell passed away peacefully at Tatagwa View Long Term Care Facility in Weyburn. Jack was predeceased by his beloved wife, Myrt in August, 2005; his father and mother, Elie and Lily O'Dell; his three sisters: Mary Bundas, Rita Andrews and Jean Weber; his brother, Roy; his half-brother, Floyd Stinchcomb; his granddaughter, Jade O'Dell; and his great-grandson, Mitchell O'Dell. Jack leaves to mourn his daughter, Wanda (Dan) Erb and children, Cari (Fernando) Arruda and their children Miguel and Niklas, and Jena Erb; his daughter, Brenda (Dave) Braun and children, Deana (Trent) Latham and their daughter Madison and Destin Periard; his son, Warren (Vicky) O'Dell and their children, Melissa, Shawn and Adam; his daughter, Jacki (Tom) Prokop; his son, Kevin (Jill Thornton) O'Dell and children, Tyson and Mackenzie; as well as numerous nieces and nephews, brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law and cousins. Jack was born in Regina, on December 25, 1930, the youngest child born to Elie and Lily O'Dell. He attended Souris School in Weyburn, his first job spent shoveling coal at the Power House (now the Museum). Following that, Jack worked for Laing's Beverages and then began his lifetime career at the Co-op Creamery. A team of horses and a wagon provided the first transportation for Jack as he delivered milk to homes throughout Weyburn. Then a truck and the rural runs, taking him to small towns east and south of Weyburn. Through these years, Jack developed life long friendships and would often talk about his days on the road and the people he had come to know. Later, working years were spent delivering milk to businesses within Weyburn until shortly before his retirement when he again took to the road traveling to small communities west of Weyburn. Jack fell head over heels, quite literally, for Myrt when he fell from a tree limb while hanging upside down trying to attract her attention. They were married on September 22, 1950. Children and grandchildren followed as the years flew by. Jack was a generous, caring and loving husband, father and grandfather. His wit and humor made visiting entertaining and whether it was teasing the grandchildren or cheering for the opposing football team, Jack brought fun and laughter to every gathering. He loved being with his family and looked forward to visits. After suffering a serious heart attack, Jack embarked upon his life of faith and hope in Jesus. He attended Weyburn Free Methodist Church and when he was asked to be a Door Greeter, Jack gladly accepted. His circle of friends became even larger as he welcomed each person to Sunday morning Service. Whether it was telling stories with his coffee buddies, driving through car lots around town or sitting in his favorite chair, Jack loved life. We will miss him - every day, every summer barbeque, every holiday celebration. We love you, Dad. A Memorial Service was held Monday, December 3, at 2:00 p.m. from the Weyburn Free Methodist Church, Weyburn, with Pastors Jodie Pfeifer, Wade Fitzpatrick and Stephen An. Shawn O'Dell gave a tribute to his grandfather and Gerald Alexander sang "Oh Danny Boy" accompanied by Cherith Alexander. The eulogy was read by his son, Warren O'Dell along with a slide show tribute to Jack's life. The Interment followed in Hillcrest Cemetery, Weyburn.
- Myrt "Martha" (nee Batke) O'Dell passed away quietly at dawn on August 8, 2005 in Weyburn General Hospital at the age of 72 years. Predeceased by her parents, Adolph and Bertha Batke; her brothers: Fred and Henry; her sisters: Tillie Sanford and Elsie Pagan; granddaughter, Jade and great grandson, Mitchell. Myrt will be deeply missed by Jack, her husband of nearly 55 years; their five children: Wanda (Dan) Erb of Regina; Brenda (Dave) Braun of Weyburn; Warren (Vicky) O'Dell of Weyburn; Jacki (Tom) Prokop of Kelowna, BC; and Kevin (Jill Thornton) of Weyburn; their 12 grandchildren: Carl (Fernando) Arruda; Jena (James) Duden; Deana (Trent) Latham; Destin Periard; Melissa (Ed Blais); Shawn, Adam, Tyson, and Mackenzie O'Dell; Brandon, Edward Jr. and Chelsea Blais; and their great granddaughter, Madison Latham; Myrt's brother, Leon Batke of Regina; and sisters, Lydia Ertman of Kelowna, BC and Alma Easterby of Moose Jaw; as well as numerous nieces and nephews. Mom was of strong Christian faith. She was a devoted homemaker, and for many years Mom also held jobs outside of the home. She loved growing flowers and seeding her vegetable gardens. Her hobbies included games, needlework, and jigsaw puzzles. Mom was a busy woman; yet she always had time for each of us. We will forever cherish our memories of her wisdom and honesty; her laughter and her love. Thank you dear friends for your kind words and deeds; and thanks again to "mom's girls" - the caring staff at Weyburn General Hospital. Those who so desire, may donate to the Heart and Stroke Foundation in Myrt's memory. A Remembrance Service was held on Friday, August 12, at 2:00 p.m. from Fletcher Funeral Chapel, Weyburn, with Pastor Darren Godsoe officiating. Interment followed in Hillcrest Cemetery, Weyburn.
- Ruth Leone (nee Langedahl). It is with great sadness that the family of Ruth Leone O'Donnell announce her passing. Surrounded by her loving family Ruth passed away peacefully Monday, June 5, 2000, following a brief illness. Born February 19, 1920, Ruth was predeceased by her loving husband, Claire in 1981; her parents, Matt (1958) and Edna (1979) Langedahl. She will be sadly missed and forever remembered by her family: two sons, Tom (Margaret), Andy (Mavis); and one daughter, Kathleen (Ken) Jacques; six grandchildren: Debbie (Pat), Kim (Faron), Tanya, Shawn, Darla and Stacey (Al); three great grandchildren: Megan, Katelyn and Madison; one brother, Bob (Kay) Langedahl, Camrose, AB; two sisters, Laurine Macovichuk, Winnipeg; Leatrice Daae, Estevan; one brother-in-law, Andrew O'Donnell, Crystal Lake, Illinois; as well as numerous nieces and nephews. Ruth was born to Matt and Edna Langedahl and received her schooling at Oungre, SK. On December 3, 1940 she married Claire O'Donnell. They lived and farmed on the O'Donnell homestead where they raised three children. In 1962 they moved to Weyburn, operating a motel/restaurant/bowling alley, while continuing to farm. In 1967 Ruth went to work at the Weyburn Nursing Home and worked there until 1977, after which Claire and Ruth enjoyed their winter holidays in Texas, with her sister and husband, John and Laurine Macovichuk. Ruth was very involved in all farming activities and still found some time to grow large vegetable and flower gardens. Ruth was very active with her church work, both in Hamar and Zion Lutheran. She became a proficient 10 pin bowler and represented Saskatchewan in the Canadian Championship in Hamilton, ON, placing second. Later she took up the sport of golf and became an avid golfer. Ruth enjoyed knitting and crocheting and needlework, which is proudly displayed in the homes of all her children, grandchildren and great grandchildren. Funeral service was held on Friday, June 9 at 2:00 p.m. at Zion Lutheran Church, Weyburn, with Pastor Ronald Bestvater officiating. Interment was in Hillcrest Cemetery.
- Edwin Obst passed away in Weyburn on Thursday, February 19, 2004 at the age of 82 years. Ed was born October 14, 1921 in the McTaggart area. The family moved from McTaggart to the Schneider S.D. in November 1928. Ed went to Schneider school for his education and he completed his grade 10, being the first in his class most of the years. He liked to hunt in season and helped to earn a good deal by hunting rabbits, weasels and coyotes. They used hounds to get the coyotes driving horses hitched to the democrat for transportation. Later they used an old Model-T with a box built on the back for the hounds to ride in. He played soft ball in the summer and enjoyed many outings - berry picking, the annual fair and Farm Boys Camp. Ernest and Edwin went up north one fall during harvest and they worked pitching bundles to earn money to feed the family as there was no crop at home. They came home with their Model-T loaded with vegetables and LICE. War broke out and Ernest joined the army. Ed stayed home and did the farming for the five years that Ernest was in the army but he had a tractor to use instead of the horses. Ed enjoyed music and he learned to play the violin and the accordion, playing for dances when possible. Ed looked after his mother after his dad passed away. They lived in Weyburn and he continued to farm with Ernest and his family. Several winters Ed and his mother went south to Phoenix and he remembered many of the places that he travelled by telling his niece and nephews of the things he had seen and the places he had been. Ed spent quite a bit of time fishing with his mother and his neice and nephews in the summer time. He had quite a variety of fish hooks to show everyone. When his mother passed away he sold the house and moved into Bison Manor where he spent his time visiting with people and looking for bargains in the grocery stores. Edwin will be sadly missed by his family. God Bless him. A funeral service was held on Monday, February 23 from the chapel of Assurance Funeral Services, Weyburn. Interment followed at Hillcrest Cemetery.
- Ernest Carl Obst, late of Weyburn, passed away quietly on April 5 , 2005 at the age of 85 years. He was predeceased by his parents, Gus and Louise Obst; one sister, Ruby Obst; a brother Edwin Obst and an infant son, Glen Howard Obst. Ernest leaves to mourn his loving wife of 56 years, Margaret (nee Lekivetz), Weyburn ; six children, Linda Obst, Edmonton, AB, Ken (Patti) Obst, Weyburn, Ron Obst, Victoria, BC, Terry (Debbie) Obst, Yorkton, Dale Obst, Swift Current, and Wayne (Shari) Obst, Weyburn; nine grandchildren and three great grandchildren; three sisters; Ruth Tallon, Weyburn, Eleanor Charlton, White Rock, BC and Adella Vallieres, Abbotsford, BC as well as several nieces and nephews. Ernest Carl Obst was born on July 26, 1919 at McTaggart. His early years were spent on the farm,going to school in McTaggart, then moving to the Schneider S.D. where he passed into grade nine before he quit. Ernest enjoyed all sports including playing softball and hardball. He worked "out" when he could to help feed the rest of the family. Ernie did a lot of hunting and in the fall hunted coyotes with the help of the hounds. Ernie joined the Armed Forces in April, 1941, taking his basic training with the Regina Rifles in Regina. He then spent time in Alberta, British Columbia and Eastern Canada. Ernie trained extensively with the rifles and after being promoted to Sergeant he taught many groups of men on the fine points of shooting from which he gained an expert rating on his service record. He enlisted for active service and had three embarkation leaves before finally going overseas. Each time he was ready to go overseas he was recalled to go back west to teach more men on the expert use of the rifle. Ernie served in Canada, England, France, Belgium and Holland. In Holland he helped to "clean-up" by building churches. He received orders to report for a trip to Amsterdam where he represented all the Canadian Armed forces in an International Shooting competition. He returned home New Year's Day, 1946 and received his honorable discharge in February, 1946. Ernie bought the farm his folks rented from Weyburn Security with help from V.L.A. and started farming. Since he has become a land owner they elected him to the school board and after firing the teacher he married her. Margaret Lekivetz came from Riceton and together they farmed for 30 years before moving to town. They raised six children and enjoyed with pride all their accomplishments, especially in sports such as curling. Ernie still continued to hunt, but added fishing, baseball, golfing, curling and cattle to his life. After the kids joined 4-H he soon changed from grade cattle to purebred Herefords. He enjoyed helping the kids win trophies with their 4-H calves and many trophies with curling. Ernie was councillor for the Weyburn R.M. for six years. He drove school bus for 20 years; bought and sold cattle to countries such as Japan, Bulgaria and U.S.A.; also was secretary manager of the Weyburn Agricultural Society for 10 years and always enjoyed Fair time. In 1984 Ernie traded houses with his son Wayne and his wife Shari hoping to do lots of golfing. He had a nice start but his health began to fail. Together they traveled to Europe on a tour to revisit some of the places Ernie had been to during the war. Due to failing health he had to give up most of the things he enjoyed including gardening, especially growing pumpkins for the neighbor kids at Halloween, and apples from the tree. Ernie will be greatly missed by his family and friends. The funeral service for Ernest Carl Obst was held Monday, April 11 at 2:00 p.m. at Zion Lutheran Church, Weyburn, with Pastor Virgil Anderson officiating. Interment followed at Hillcrest Cemetery, Weyburn. Honor Guard was the Royal Canadian Legion, Branch #47, Weyburn. Pallbearers were grandchildren, Mark, Sean, Aaron, Cody, Shay, Clayton, Jason, Sheldon and Michelle Obst.
- Gordon Thomas Victor. On Thursday, June 7, 2001, Gordon Thomas Victor Ogden, late of Weyburn, passed away at the age of 77 years. Predeceased by his parents, Roy and Amy Ogden; two brothers, Mel and Cliff; one sister-in-law, Ila; two nephews: Thomas Kendall Ogden in infancy and Wes Foss; and one niece, Cleone Nurse-Phillips. Gordon is survived by his loving wife, Jean of Weyburn; one daughter, Brenda (Laurence) Kosior of Griffin; grandchildren: Laurie (Dale) Kitzul of Foam Lake and their children: Krista, Keegan, Danica and Deanna; Tanya (Dean) Meyers of Minton and their children: Dustin and Jordan; Brent Kosior of Fillmore; one brother, Ken (Dolaras) Ogden of Fillmore; two sisters: Shirley (Gerald) Nurse of Fillmore; and Maxine (Glenn) Foss of Creelman; one sister-in-law Lil Ogden of Fillmore; as well as many nieces and nephews. Gordon was born October 14, 1923, the youngest of four brothers, then came two younger sisters. He was raised on the family farm where there was no end of work. He attended school at Freewill which was a mile from home. On October 27, 1948 Gordon married Jean Reid at Fillmore. Together they farmed north of Fillmore until they moved to Weyburn in 1973. Gordon enjoyed his family especially when the grandchildren came along and he could follow them around watching them in all that they were involved in. When the great grandchildren arrived, he thoroughly enjoyed being with them. He enjoyed sports and played a lot of softball and acted as umpire for the ladies softball team. He was on the hall board in Fillmore, a member of the Hurneville Orange Lodge, and was the right size to be one of Santa's helpers for many years. Gordon was also a member of the Red Wing executive and was one of the first executive of the Wheatland Seniors Complex. He enjoyed gardening and was very particular about his tomatoes and radishes. He also enjoyed hunting and playing cards. Gordon kept up on all his family's news and always had a joke to tell. He will be lovingly remembered and deeply missed by all his family and all who knew him. Funeral service was held Saturday, June 9, at 2:00 p.m. from Grace United Church, Weyburn with Julia Sinclair officiating minister. Interment followed in Hillcrest Cemetery, Weyburn. All those in attendance were considered to be honorary pallbearers. The active pallbearers were: Tracey Ogden, Trevor Ogden, Perry Nurse, Ken Ludtke, Ron Banks and Randy Foss.
- Mary Ogieglo, late of Regina, formerly of Weyburn, passed away suddenly May 26, 1999. Born on June 22, 1909 in Osiek, Poland, Mary came to Canada at 17 years of age. She was predeceased by her first husband, Joseph Ogieglo; second husband, Edward Ogieglo; two sons: Edward and Ted Ogieglo; one grandson, Edward Ogieglo. Left to cherish her memory are children: Teresa Phillips of Kimberley, BC; Monica (Allen) Thiel of Regina; Martha (Stan) Yuzyk of Saskatoon; Emil (Kris) Ogieglo of Saskatoon; and daughter-in-law, Barbara Ogieglo of Saskatoon; 19 grandchildren: Joe, Yvonne Ogieglo, Rocky (Lisa), Barry (Patty), Rene (Marilyn), Trudy (Roger), Sabrina (Les), Lori Phillips, Linda, John (Shan), Mark (Monica), Gary (Shelley), Brian (fiance Vanna) Thiel, Cheryl (Stan), Michael (Sandi), Edward, Francis (Rayleen), Sheldon (Josie) Yuzyk. Lissa Ogieglo; 39 great grandchildren and one great, great grandson. Mary lived in Cedoux until 1965 when she and Edward retired to Weyburn. She spent the last few years with her daughter and family in Regina. Mary enjoyed her family and was lovingly known as "Bapka" to all her grandchildren and great grandchildren. She will be sadly missed. Prayers were held on Friday, May 28 at 7:30 p.m. at the Regina Funeral Home. The funeral mass was held Saturday, May 29 at 11:00 a.m. from St. Vincent de Paul Roman Catholic Church, Weyburn, with Father Francis Hengen celebrant. Interment followed in Hillcrest Cemetery, Weyburn. The pallbearers were: Joe Ogieglo, Michael Yuzyk, Edward Yuzyk, Rene Phillips, Mark Thiel, and Brian Thiel.
- Maria Katarzyna "Babcia" (nee Staszel). On Tuesday, July 4, 2000, Maria Katarzyna "Babcia" Okreglak, late of Weyburn, passed away at the Weyburn General Hospital at the age of 79 years. Predeceased by her parents Joseph and Katarzyna Staszel, and one daughter Helena and her husband Stan. Maria is survived by one sister Emily (Ed) Mus of Weyburn; one brother Tadeusz (Helena) Staszel of Poland; one daughter, Anna (Alex) Lipowiecki of Weyburn; one son, Stanislaw Okreglak of Chicago, Ill, USA; granddaughters, Kasia (fiance Garry Magnien), Loli (Mike Herberholz), Gosia and six other grandchildren; two special great grandchildren, Michelle and Adrian; as well as many special nieces and nephews here and in Poland. Born in the pastoral community of Oleza, Zakopane on May 5, 1921, our Babcia spent her childhood surrounded by the Tatra Mountains and lush farmlands of southern Poland. She worked the family farm, took care of her two younger siblings, Tadeusz and Emily and struggled with a limited academic education. She learned of struggle, patience, disappointment and the value of family through her care and attention to the land, livestock and people she encountered. She married and endured a marriage tainted with the stench of alcohol. She gave birth to three children, Helena, Stanislaw and Hania. Her maternal heart was wrenched when she had to bury her infant daughter Helena after scarlet fever claimed her life. She raised Stan and Anna in the Roman Catholic tradition she was raised in. After the murder of her husband, she took to cooking at a school and was soon loved by all the children and community alike. She opened her home, heart and faith to any and all who needed. Her children grew, married and ventured away. Anna moved to Canada to start a new life with a new Canadian husband, Alex. Maria raised her granddaughter until she too left for Canada. At the age of 60, when most people are planning retirement, my Babcia moved to Canada to be with her daughter. She tended to gardens, flowers, kittens, chickens and her beloved grandchildren. How fortunate we were to have her here for 19 years. She gave to all who were privileged to have known her sense of serenity, sense of acceptance and above all a sense of themselves. Her countless kneeling rosary prayers protected, inspired and blessed us all. Thank you Babcia. We are what we are because of you. Rest well and God Bless You. A prayer service was held Friday, July 7 at 7:00 p.m. from St. Vincent de Paul Roman Catholic Church, Weyburn, with Father Jozef Nabawanic presiding. Interment will take place in Poland in November.
- Margaret Mary. On Wednesday, October 4, 2006, Margaret Mary Olah passed away at the Regina Pasqua Hospital. Margaret was predeceased by her parents, Elizabeth and Joseph Olah; one sister, Elizabeth Polgardi; one brother, Joseph Jr. in infancy. Margaret is survived by her sister, Helen West of Victoria, BC; one brother, Don Olah of Weyburn; and many nieces and nephews. Margaret Mary Olah was born and attended school in Weyburn. She then took a dental assistant course in Regina and was employed with Dr. Fogal, at the Radville Marian Home and then with Dr. Dufour. In her early years Marg enjoyed skating. She was a great sister and a strong family person, devoting many years of her life to caring for her parents. She lived in Weyburn most of her life and enjoyed going for coffee with her friends and family. She will be sadly missed by all she knew and loved. Funeral service was held Friday, October 6, at 2:00 p.m. from Fletcher Funeral Chapel, Weyburn, with Rev. John Ferrier officiating. Interment followed in Hillcrest Cemetery, Weyburn. The active pallbearers were: Wayne Satre, Dallas Tenold, Don Schlosser, Warren Rothwell, Sandy Sanderson and Phil Babiarz.
- Elnora Elizabeth (nee Anderson) Olan late of Weyburn passed away October 1, 2011 at the age of 77 years. Elnora was predeceased by her parents, Norman and Mary Anderson; her husband Joe Olan. She leaves to mourn her son David (Tina) Olan and their daughter Erin, Coquitlam, BC; her brother Hilliard (Betty) Anderson, Regina; sister Lois (Marvin) Raymond, Peace River, AB; sisters-in-law, Eleanor MacLise, Winnipeg, MB, Debbie (Dwight) Worley, Kipling; two nieces, Debbie Raymond, Calgary, AB, Shelley MacLise, Winnipeg, MB; two nephews, Darcy Raymond, Peace River, AB, John MacLise, Winnipeg, MB; her aunt Margaret Donald, Moosomin, numerous cousins and friends. The funeral service was held on Thursday, October 6 at 11:00 a.m. from RD Family Funeral Chapel, Weyburn. Rev. Cordelia Karpenko officiated. Honorary Pallbearers were “all in attendance”. Interment followed at Green Acres Memorial Gardens, Weyburn.
- Amy Victoria (nee Olson) was born November 11, 1908 and passed away December 9, 2004 at Weyburn. Amy was born to Lorisa and August Olson at Hitchcock, on a homestead NE 2-4-9 and in 1910 the family moved to a homestead SW 20-3-15 in Greendale district. Amy earned her Registered Nurse's Degree and worked in hospitals in Chicago, Illinois and in Axtell, Nebraska. Amy also served for three years in the U.S. army as a Registered Nurse. Amy is predeceased by her husband Frank Oldanie; daughter Janice Oldanie; parents Lorisa and August Olson, brother Alton Olson; two nieces in infancy Romona Olson and Beryl Olson; niece Lorraine Olson; brothers Clarence Olson; Adolph Olson; Ragnar Olson and Joseph Olson; sister Minnie Wennsten; brother-in-law Carl Wennsten; sisters-in-law Freda, Hilda, Myrtle and Ruth; adopted sister Doris Stewart and nephew Dr. William Allen. Amy is survived by her sister-in-law Vivian Olson as well as many nieces, nephews and their families. A funeral service was held December 16, from Fletcher Funeral Chapel, Weyburn, with Reverend G. Kerry Moffat officiating. Interment followed at Hillcrest Cemetery, Weyburn. Active pallbearers were Rod Johnson, Brent Olson, Ivan Olson, Rod Olson, Zyg Siwy and William Van Roon and Honorary Pallbearers were all those in attendance.
- Lenard Dale. On Sunday, May 21, Lenard Dale Olfert, of Weyburn passed away at the Weyburn General Hospital at the age of 63 years. Predeceased by his parents, Anna and Henry Olfert, step-mother, Mary Olfert, sister, Leona Neufled, aunt, Helen Rudolph and niece, Tammy Markwart. Len will be lovingly remembered by his wife of 41 years, Jeannette Olfert and their family: Sheila Frederick and her children, Stephanie, Edward, Twyla and Travis; Colleen Olfert; Deanne (Rawn) Oliver and their daughter, Kourtney; Greg (Phoebe Decelles) Olfert and her son, Josh Decelles and Collin (Tracy) Olfert and their children: Kayla and Michael; loving dog, Shadow; brothers, Albert Olfert and his family and Larry Olfert and his family; sister, Marilyn Markwart and her family as well as numerous nieces, nephews, relatives and friends. Lenard Dale Olfert was born February 6, 1943. The family lived in Rosthern where he received his education to grade 9. Len became a journeyman Carpenter and Locksmith and was self employed in Carpentry and Lock-smithing. On October 10, 1964, Len married Jeannette in the Holy Trinity Catholic Church in Cedoux. They lived at Cedoux where Sheila, Colleen and Deanne were raised, then they moved to Weyburn where Greg and Colin were born. Len was the best Dad and husband possible. He loved hockey and boxing, and really enjoyed going hunting and fishing as well as playing cards as a hobby. He was the president of the Wildlife Federation at one time, taught Firearm Safety and was the Grand Pooba at the Elks Club, which involved doing a lot of community work, as well as being involved with the Lion's Club for years. He took part in stocking Nickle Lake with fish, and he received many fishing and hunting trophies over the years. His Diabetes and Pneumonia caused his sudden passing, but in our hearts we know that he is in good hands with God and visiting with his sister, Leona, auntie Helen, his parents and with many friends. We all love you very much. A Graveside Service was held Thursday, May 25 at 2:30 p.m. at Green Acres Memorial Gardens with Rev. John Ferrier officiating. Interment followed.
- Violet Oliver passed away peacefully on Christmas morning with her daughter, Karen, by her side. Her family will gather to celebrate her life on Saturday, Dec. 30, 2000, with Rev. John Ferrier officiating. Violet was predeceased by her husband, Elmer "Bus" in 1989; and brothers: Elmer in 1999 and Hjalmer in 2000. Violet leaves four children: Shirley (John) Kole; Alden (Sharon); Diane (Bob) Wrubleski; Karen; and 15 grandchildren: Rhonda (Ken), Connie (Russel), Aaron, Reece (Jodi), Jeffrey (Rose), Koby (Dan), Dulaine (Pat), Darren, Debra, Lisa (Greg), Sheldon (Geraldine), Brendon (Tracy), Marc (Melissa), Bruce, and Dani. She leaves many great and great, great grandchildren. Violet was born near Goodwater in 1917 and married Elmer in 1937, moving to and farming in the Colgate area until retirement to Weyburn. She happily invested her energies in community and church activities throughout her life. Her favourite pastime was giving untold hours to her garden and showing it to anyone who cared to come and see. She and Elmer spent many happy trips traveling to see family and friends. She will be dearly missed by all. Pallbearers will be sons of family friends: Ron Alexander, Darren Neill, Frank Bell, Rick Woodard, Art Stinson and Allan Beach.
- William George 'Percy' Oliver 1901 - 2001. Predeceased by his parents: Ben and Mary Oliver: his wife Ruth; four brothers: Delois, Vernon, Elmer, and Melvin; one daughter: Orchid Warner and one granddaughter in infancy. Percy is survived by one son: Wally (Joyce) of Weyburn, and their four children: Debbie Soroka (Barry Armstrong), of White City, and their children: Brittany (Mark) Fawcett and Jayden Soroka; Brian (Jeannie) Oliver of Leduc, AB. And their children Jenny, Blaze, Tyson, and Haley; Tammy (Duane) Dionne of Weyburn, and their children: Bailey, Chandler, and Danica; Wendy (Darryl) Postnikoff of Weyburn and their children: Alyssa and Cayden; and his late daughter's three children: Garry (Carolynne) Warner of Regina, and their children; Kristalynne, Theresa, and Naomi; Daryl (Brenda) Warner of Regina, and their sons: Christopher (Jody Wilson and their daughter Serayla) and Justin; Charlene (Rejean) Richard of Moncton, NB; and their daughters: Chantall and Rachelle; two sisters-in-law: Betty Oliver of Weyburn, Edith Erickson of Fresno, California; one son-in-law; Willis (Janet) Warner of Regina, as well as numerous nieces and nephews. Percy was born January 8, 1901 at Corbetton, ON. He came with his parents and two brothers to settle near Colgate in the spring of 1906. With the birth of two more brothers (now five boys) he quit school at grade eight to help farm with his dad. On March 5, 1926 he married Ruth Erickson. He continued farming with his parents until 1928 when he purchased the W 12-9-5-14-W2nd and then started farming on his own. Two children were born to them, a son Wally and a daughter Orchid. They always had a huge garden, which they both enjoyed. Percy operated a threshing crew, threshing for 8 or 9 neighbors yearly, until combines came into existence in the late forties. In his early years baseball was his game, playing first base and hitting lots of home runs. He started curling later and enjoyed the game well into his eighties. He was a carpenter, blacksmith, mechanic, horse and cattleman, and also barber, cutting his son's hair, and a few close neighbors'. Percy was always involved with the Colgate Sports Day, was on the boards of the Local Telephone Company and the Colgate Community Club. His life was greatly saddened by the passing of his daughter, Orchid at the age of fifty. However, his strong faith in God and love of family carried him. He continued farming with his son Wally and grandson Brian until he and Ruth retired to Weyburn in 1976. In 1996, they were the first residents of Parkway Lodge, enjoying two years of their 72 year marriage there, before Ruth's passing on July 30, 1998. Percy continued to reside there until his passing. Percy will be sadly missed by his son Wally (Joyce), seven grandchildren, 18 great-grandchildren, and one great-great-grandchild. Funeral service was held November 6, 2001 at 2:00 p.m., Grace United Church,Weyburn with Reverend Gary Goran officiating. A eulogy of memories was given by his grandsons Garry and Daryl Warner and Brian Oliver. A special anthem was sang by the Grace United Chancel Choir, directed by organist Mary Johnson. In memory of her great-grandfather, Bailey Dionne sang "Take These Wings," accompanied by Kaila Weimer on piano. Interment followed at Hillcrest cemetery. Honoray pallbearers were Neil McTaggart, Merlin Bell, Francis Woodard, Dalton Lewis, Gordon Richardson, and Gordon Stronge. Active pallbearers were Don Neill, Glen Ridgway, Art Stinson, Laurence Woodard, Rick Bell, and Wayne Mcleod.
- Isabelle Edith (nee Johnson) Bender Olson. On Monday, October 10, 2005, Isabelle Edith Olson (Bender/Johnson) passed away at the Weyburn General Hospital at the age of 77 years. Predeceased by her parents, Lawrence and Annie Johnson; by her first husband, Leonard Bender, and by two brothers: Mervin and Earl Johnson. Isabelle will be lovingly remembered by her husband, Wayne Olson of Weyburn, and their family: Doug (Diane) Bender of High River, AB and children: Dana and Pat and their children, Taya and Layne, Dacy and Tim and their children: Callie and Lexie; Gary (Wanda) Bender of Prince Albert, and children: Chris and Ronnie, Reagan, Curtis; Dale (Roberta) Bender of Saskatoon and children: Scott and Jeff; Gerald Bender of Calgary, AB and children: Brandon and Robin; Cindy (Raymond) Ruckaber of Weyburn and children: Brent and Raelene; three sisters: Marie (Ernie) Vail of Wawota, Margaret (Bill) Greenbank of Swift Current, Marilyn (Jim) Cathcart of Edmonton, AB; one brother, Karl (Lynn) Johnson, Kelso; and by numerous nieces, nephews and cousins. Isabelle was born September 24, 1928 in the Kelliher, Saskatchewan district. She was the first born of seven children to Lawrence Albert Johnson and Annie Dashwood. Isabelle, her brothers Earl and Mervyn lived in Kelliher, until she was 5 years old. In 1934 the family moved to a farmstead at Kelso. Isabelle's dad built a three room cabin where she slept on a cot in the kitchen. Isabelle started school in Kelso at age 6 which was a three mile walk. She didn't like going alone so her brother, Earl was sent to school at age 5 to keep Isabelle company. Isabelle completed her grade 8 at Kelso School. She then took grade 9 and 10 by correspondence. Isabelle then moved back to Kelliher and lived with her grandparents where she completed grade 11. These were tough times in the country for everyone and even though the family didn't have much money, Isabelle and her brothers were happy and did everything together. Isabelle answered a newspaper ad for a clerk at Borwey's store in Piapot. She moved to Piapot where she roomed and boarded with the Bender family and became like one of the family. In 1952 she married Leonard Bender and they had a family of four boys, Doug, Gary, Dale and Gerald. In 1963, Leonard was in the process of moving the family to Weyburn when he was killed in a car accident. Isabelle took over his roll and moved the family to Weyburn where she managed the Weyburn Trailer Court. In 1966 Isabelle married Wayne Olson in Weyburn. They had a daughter, Cindy. Isabelle managed the Weyburn Trailer Court until 1970, then she took a job at Canada Wire and Cable where she worked until 1987, at which time she retired. In her retirement, Isabelle filled her time with gardening, especially flowers. She loved to do puzzles of all types and crosswords. Isabelle became an active member of the Royal Purple which she served for 24 years. In their retirement, Wayne and Isabelle spent time with their children, 11 grandchildren and four great grandchildren. Isabelle will be missed by all, especially her family. Funeral service was held Friday, October 14 at 2:00 p.m. from Grace United Church, Weyburn, with Gary. W. Goran officiating minister. Interment followed in Hillcrest Cemetery, Weyburn. Isabelle's grandchildren were her pallbearers: Chris Bender, Dana Guidinge, Brandon Bender, Brent Ruckaber, and Scott Bender. All those in attendance and who knew Isabelle were considered to be honorary pallbearers.
- Katie Mary (nee Guider), late of Weyburn passed away on Friday, November 23, 2007 at the age of 73 years. She was predeceased by her parents, Peter and Stella Guider, two brothers, John and Henry Guider. Katie is survived by her husband, Morley Olson of Weyburn, brothers, Clarence (Joy) Guider, Halbrite and Eddy (Lorraine) Guider, Calgary, AB; her sister Eileen Guider, Regina, a sister-in-law, Inez Guider, Weyburn as well as numerous nieces and nephews. Katie was born on January 21, 1934 at Sec. 6-7-12 W2nd in Saskatchewan to Peter and Stella (nee Tabish) Guider. On October 6, 1961 she married Morley Olson. Katie worked at Snelgroves Bakery and the Co-op Cafe for many years. She enjoyed gardening, attending auction sales and visiting the farm. At her request, there will be no funeral service.
- Leonard, born October 30, 1915, passed away in Weyburn on Tuesday, May 14, 2002 at the age of 86 years. Leonard was born in Saskatchewan and was the son of Olof and Anna Olson (nee Bjork). Leonard's parents were both from Sweden and came to Canada in 1915, where Leonard was born that same year. When he was two years of age, the family moved to Revelstoke, BC for about four years. They then returned to the Anderson farm and later bought a farm near Abbott. Leonard started his schooling in the Big Eddie School in Revelstoke, BC and continued on in Millbrook School at Abbott. When his father died in 1935, Leonard took over the farm until his retirement to Weyburn in the 1990's, where he lived at the LeClaire Trailer Court. He then moved to the Weyburn Special Care Home where he passed away on May 14, 2002. Leonard is predeceased by his parents and all of his seven brothers and sisters; Louis, Elmer, Edith, Helen, Elsie, Clarence and Mildred. He is survived by numerous nieces, nephews and cousins. A memorial service was held Friday, May 17, at 10:15 a.m. at the Weyburn Special Care Home, Weyburn. Father Francis Hengen Presider. Interment followed at Green Acres Memorial Gardens.
- Lois Jean (nee Holmes) was born on July 19, 1930 in Weyburn to Frank and Ida Holmes as the oldest daughter in what would later turn out to be a family of 12. Lois first lived on a farm in the Trossachs District, later moving to Yellow Grass and then to Weyburn. In her late teens she adventured down east to Montreal for a short time. Mom then returned to Weyburn where she worked at various jobs until gaining employment at the Saskatchewan Mental Hospital, a career spanning some 25 years. Lois met Orville Olson and they later married on July 7, 1954. Mom and Dad were blessed with four children, Roger born in 1957, Jeffrey born in 1959, Cynthia born in 1961, and Kevin born in 1964. The tragic death of her son Roger in 1971 left a lifelong impact on her as well as the rest of her family. In 1969 Mom returned to work at what is now the Souris Valley Extended Care Hospital. She worked in both laundry and housekeeping, until her retirement in 1988. Mom enjoyed camping each summer with Dad and us kids. In her retirement Mom and Dad ventured camping to both the Pacific and Atlantic coasts. Mom enjoyed flowers and took pride in growing them both outside and indoors. Mom made Dad carry a shovel in their travels to take opportunities to dig good-looking plants around the country. This included cactuses from southwestern Saskatchewan near Kyle, shrubby cinquefoil near Cypress Hills Provincial Park, a white spruce from Port Hope, British Columbia and a maple tree from Tobermory, ON to name a few plants and places. Mom and Dad always made many new friends in their travels. Mom always did her part when it came to being involved with her kids, as she was an active member of the Souris Home and School Association, coached girls' softball, and was both a baseball and hockey mom. She actively supported the C.C.P. party and the N.D.P. throughout her life believing in the value of helping others. Mom enjoyed sewing, even sewing bridal gowns and bridesmaid's dresses professionally in her home. In later years she spent much of her time crocheting doilies that she gave away to friends and family. Mom especially enjoyed when her kids came home, taking the opportunity to cook wonderful meals and host back yard barbecues with family and friends. Mom lived her life with a strong sense of values such as always tackling problems head on and standing up for what you believe. She showed a deep loyalty towards family and friends. Mom was always the driving force in our family. She has left a deep and lasting impression on our lives as well as many others. Mom, you will be forever missed and lovingly remembered, now, forever and always. Lois was predeceased by her parents Frank and Ida Holmes (nee Sanford) one son, Roger, three sisters, twins in infancy, Dorothy and Doreen, and Audrey (Clinton) Olson, and three brothers, Clarence, Ronald, and Lyle. She leaves to mourn her passing, her husband Orville; son, Jeffrey (Sharon) and their son, Brandon; one daughter Cynthia (Terence) Flesjer, all of Parkerview; son Kevin (Clara) and their children, Alexa, Roger, Aubrey, Sheldon, and Kayleen of Medicine Hat, AB. Two sisters; Lorraine (Jake) Winter, Cheryl Soley (Jack Masson) both of Regina; three brothers, Neil (Judy) of Red Deer, AB, Gary (Delores) of Grande Prairie, AB and Dennis of Saskatoon. Two aunts, Mrs. Evelyn Preston and Mrs. Minnie Gallinger. Lois also leaves to celebrate her life many nieces, nephews and cousins as well as numerous friends. A funeral service was held on Wednesday, November 13, 2002 at 2:00 p.m. from the Calvary Baptist Church, Weyburn, with Pastor Wally Frank officiating. Interment followed at Hillcrest Cemetery, Weyburn. Active pallbearers were Terry Olson, Brian Olson, Ken Olson, Rick Olson, Leonard Olson, Marvin Olson.
- Marvin Wayne. On Sunday, April 23, 2006, Marvin Wayne Olson passed away suddenly at the Weyburn General Hospital at the age of 54 years. Predeceased by his father, Arvid Olson and several aunts and uncles, and a nephew, Erik Olson, infant son of Leonard and Linda. Marvin is survived by his loving wife of 31 years, Janet Olson of Weyburn and their children: son, Travis Olson (Jen Markel) and daughter Melissa Olson (Brent Rubin); his mother, Elsie Olson (Garth McGugan) of Weyburn; one brother, Leonard (Linda) Olson of Weyburn, and their children: Greg and Sean; uncle, Morley (Katie) Olson; mother and father-in-law, Esther and Jim Johnson; one brother-in-law and three sisters-in-law, as well as numerous nieces, nephews, cousins and friends. Marvin Wayne Olson was born December 8, 1951 at Mount St. Mary's in Weyburn. He attended Sunday School at Zion Lutheran Church and was part of the first class to be confirmed in the new church. He took his schooling at Souris School and the Weyburn Collegiate Institute. Marvin spent a lot of time skating with his brother and friends. He delivered papers on his lunch hour as a youngster. As a young man, Marvin and Leonard were known for drag racing and competing for fastest and best car. His love of cars continued and he enjoyed pampering and fixing his vehicles. On April 5, 1975, Marvin married Janet Johnson at Zion Lutheran Church in Weyburn. They lived in Weyburn, then moved to Halbrite for five years, then back to Weyburn where they have lived happily ever since. He was a dedicated employee of Hillstead and then Brady's Trucking since April 1, 1977, and won a safety award. Marvin had several hobbies, inventing, woodworking, carpentry, mechanics, electrical work and enjoyed building fun furniture for his children. If anything needed fixing, he would fix it. When he wasn't spending time with his family, he was working on home renovations or working in his shop or the garage, or just tinkering. He truly was a 'Jack of all trades'. Marvin was a wonderful husband, father and friend. He was selfless, patient and gave to others before he would take for himself. He was faithful and accountable to those he loved and worked with. Marvin was loved by all and will be loved forever by all who knew him. His was always forgiving. He liked things simple and was easygoing and laidback. Marvin was always jolly and happy-go-lucky, with a ready smile and a great big goofy grin that was his way of saying 'here I am'. Funeral service was held Thursday, April 27 at 2:00 p.m. from Zion Lutheran Church, Weyburn with Pastor Martin Olson officiating. His uncle, Morley Olson was Honorary Pallbearer. The Active Pallbearers were: Dick Cugnet, Randy Martinson, Trevor Blaine, Bill Stadler, Scott Juravie and Jim Oesch.
- Morley Leroy, late of Weyburn passed away on Sunday, August 31 at the age of 75 years. Morley was predeceased by his parents, Dick and Carey Olson; his wife, Katie in 2007; and his brothers and sisters. Morley is survived by numerous nieces and nephews; sisters-in-law, Inez Guider, Weyburn and Eileen Guider, Regina; brothers-in-law: Clarence (Joy) Guider, Halbrite and Eddy (Lorraine) Guider, Calgary, AB. Morley worked at the Weyburn Review and Vanity Dry Cleaners both of Weyburn and with Page Cleaners, Victoria, BC. Morley was with the Saskatchewan Department of Highways for 35 years. He enjoyed watching football and hockey on television. At Morley's request, there will be no Funeral Service. Interment at Hillcrest Cemetery, Weyburn will be held at a later date.
- Mildred (nee Vipond). The family of Mildred Olson (March 29, 1911 - December 19, 2010) regret to announce her passing well into her 100th year, just three months before her 100th birthday. Mom is survived and fondly remembered by daughters, Elaine Pederson and Louise Rumball, grandchildren Brent Pederson, Stacey Pederson Finley (Mike), Dawna Lee Rumball, Kimberli Rumball, and great grandchildren Locke and Amelia Finley. She is also survived by sister Mabel Charlton and brother Gilbert (Eleanor) Vipond, sister-in-law Irene Kutscher, nieces Neva (Clayton) Squire, Joanne (Bruce) Schurko, Bonnie (David) Little, Janice Charlton, and nephew Jack (Carol) Charlton. She was predeceased by her husband Erling (1976), son-in-law Earl Pederson (1993), and sisters Viola Rommann (1996) Vivian Vipond (1999), and Opal Vipond (1986), brothers-in-law Fern Rommann (1982), Jim Charlton (1998), nephews Murry Charlton (1988), Dale Rommann (1995). Mildred was well-loved and respected by all her relatives whether from the Vipond or Olson side of the family, and not one passed near Weyburn without stopping for a visit. Cousins and grandchildren also fondly remember all the good times she hosted at Elmo Inn at Whitebear Lake and in her Weyburn home. Those family times were special to both Mildred and Erling, and the more kids (and their parents) the better. Mildred was born to Joseph and Susannah (Hancock) Vipond on a farm just south of Griffin. She joined sister Viola. (A boy, Milton, did not survive infancy). Later there were siblings Vivian, Mabel, Gilbert, and Opal. She took most of her schooling in Griffin, but had to move to Fillmore to complete her grade 12. She completed her grade 12 at age 16, too young to go to normal school so she spent the next year at home as her father's "right hand man". Upon completing normal school she taught at St. Elmo school and in Tribune until her marriage to Erling Olson in 1937. They lived on the Olson homestead until 1945, when they moved to Weyburn. She kept busy raising their daughters, managing the household, and helping out her extended family when needed. After the girls were older she became active in the United Church Harmony Unit, and the auxiliaries of Pioneer Place and the Union Hospital. She drove seniors to church and other activities for many years, and visited in the nursing homes. Mildred was extremely capable and talented. She was truly a woman before her time. She was an excellent seamstress. She began sewing clothes for her siblings when only 12, and was often called upon to produce a like-new creation from leftovers. This talent served her well as a mother and grandmother. No children were better dressed—-and all without benefit of a store-bought pattern. She also excelled in designing costumes. We all recall Bugs Bunny, Porky Pig, Purple People Eater, Oscar the Grouch, Cookie Monster, Superman, the original Red Wing Booster Rooster, and an endless supply of fairies and witches. She often was in charge of costuming an entire figure skating routine. And of course, she was in charge of designing and creating all the graduation dresses, a bridal gown, and bridesmaid dresses. Her talents did not end with sewing. Her cake decorating skills were well known and she decorated several bridal and anniversary cakes, as well as everyone's birthday cake. She also was an excellent designer, making the master plan for the cottage at the lake and her new home, which showcased her innovative skills. And she was a carpenter! Her carpentry skills were demonstrated in the remodel of 3 bedrooms complete with built in drawers and cupboards. She was often called upon to add storage to rooms. She knew how to install anything, and could convert unused space into a built-in with record speed. She loved her flowers, and took pride in a beautiful yard. In later years, she spent hours looking out her window at her prized begonias, and her geranium planters. She was also artistic, but didn't really get into painting seriously because she always had something else to do. However, we used to marvel at her ability to draw a figure starting with her left hand, and then, instead of turning the paper, to just finish the drawing with her right hand. Mom was always quoting lines from some poem she had memorized when in school. We thought she had a poem for every occasion. Mom's training as a teacher and her ingenuity was never more tested than when she took it upon herself to teach her totally deaf grandchild how to speak. Daily lessons were taught from a classroom in the basement until she was old enough to go to regular school. With her parents also helping, this grandchild is now undertaking doctoral studies after completing two masters degrees. Grandma was very proud of all four of her grandchildren going on to university and convocating with various degrees. Mom loved to travel. When we were young, it was Yellowstone, California, and in Canada. Later, Erling and Mildred toured Hawaii and Florida. After Erling died, it was motor home trips with the grandchildren. Eventually, she was in every state and province. Later on it was Australia, New Zealand, South Seas, Europe, Alaska, Scandinavia, British Isles, Holy Land, Egypt, Caribbean cruise, Japan, China, Hawaii again — with a well organized photo diary and travel bag from each holiday. She always knew what should be seen and done in each locale. She was proud of the fact that she had visited 34 countries, and experienced travel in many modes—even riding an elephant and a camel. Mom loved doing puzzles of all kinds, but especially crosswords and word finds. There was always a jigsaw puzzle in progress on the table. Mom is gone now. She died at her home after a very brief down spell, without pain and without suffering with Louise at her side. While we mourn her passing, we are thankful for the many years and memories we shared. It was a good life, well lived. We will miss her forever. It was Mom's wish that her body be sent to the College of Medicine, University of Saskatchewan to further medical research.
- Orville Larry. It is with great sadness that the family of Orville Larry Olson announce his passing after a gallant battle with cancer. Orville was predeceased by his loving wife of 48 years Lois Jean (Holmes) and one son Roger, parents, Dietrich (Dick) and Karin, sisters Inga, Ruth, Dagney, Clara, Audrey and Victoria; brothers Conrad, Harold, Arvid, Otto, Helmer, Daniel, Clinton, and Arnold. Orville leaves to mourn his passing his son Jeffrey (Sharon) and their two children Brandon and Cheyenne; daughter Cynthia (Terence) Flesjer all of Parkerview; son Kevin (Clara) and their children Alexa, Roger, Aubrey, Sheldon and Kayleen of Medicine Hat and brother Morley (Katie) of Weyburn. He also leaves to mourn many nieces, nephews, cousins and a host of good friends. The memorial service was held on May 15, 2004 at the Calvary Baptist Community Church in Weyburn with Pastor Kevin St. John officiating and inurnment at Hillcrest Cemetery in Weyburn. The eulogy was given by nephew Terry Olson of Barrhead, AB, and grandchildren Alexa and Roger Olson of Medicine Hat, AB. The urn bearers were grandchildren Brandon Olson of Parkerview, and Sheldon and Aubrey Olson of Medicine Hat, AB. Orville was born on May 31, 1931 in Weyburn to Dietrich (Dick) and Karin Olson as the second youngest boy in what would later turn out to be a family of 16. Orville first lived at "Shorty" Borgault's place in the Hume District, and then moved to Weyburn. Orville went to both Marmora and East Weyburn schools while growing up. Orville first worked as the hired man at Sam Cumberland's and Willy Grohn farms. Orville soon found work on the power line crew putting in the new rural powerlines in the Kerrobert area with his future brother-in-law, Leon (Ron). In 1949 he then decided to "go west" and journeyed to British Columbia finding a job at Island Dairies on Vancouver Island for a few years. Dad then yearned to return to Weyburn and returned in the spring of 1952 by crossing the Crow's Nest Pass on foot with another buddy, Lloyd Liske, originally from Weyburn. Orville met Lois Holmes and they later married on July 7, 1954. Mom and Dad were blessed with four children: Roger born in 1957, Jeffrey born in 1959, Cynthia born in 1961, and Kevin born in 1964. The tragic death of their son Roger in 1971 left a lifelong impact on the whole family. In 1952 Dad started working with Saskatchewan Highways which, over time, included positions as truck driver, sign truck operator and finally as road maintenance foreman. He made many lifetime friends at "Highways". Dad retired from Sask. Highways in 1987 with over 36 years of devoted service. Dad said that the thing he missed most after retiring was the people and not the work. Dad enjoyed traveling and camping each summer with Mom and the kids. This included trips to the west coast and western U.S. states. In their retirement Dad and Mom ventured camping to both the Pacific and Atlantic coasts. Mom insisted Dad carry a shovel in their travels to take opportunities to dig good-looking plants around the country. This included cactuses from southwestern Saskatchewan near Kyle, shrubby cinquefoil near Cypress Hills Provincial Park, a white spruce from Port Hope, BC and a maple tree from Tobermory, ON to name a few plants and places. Mom and Dad always made many new friends in their travels. Dad and Mom hosted many New Year's Eve and whist parties as well as backyard barbecues, "good food and good times", with family and friends. Mom did the organizing while Dad ran around trying to keep up with the last minute details. Some parties Dad played guitar and sang old time songs with Mom giving him the words. In later years, Dad enjoyed playing Chinese checkers with Jeff, Terry and anyone else they could coerce into playing. Dad always got a funny grin on his face when he got the opportunity to block someone. Dad had good, self taught, carpentry skills that he put to good use putting a porch on the house, renovations in the house, building bat and bird houses and lawn ornaments. Mom's saying was "Orville usually measured once and cut twice" but everything usually worked out in the end. Dad read the "Leader Post" nearly every day but any newspaper would do in a pinch. Truly a lifetime of learning as he was well read from Popular Science magazines, starbooks, political biographies to a book on Quantum Physics. Dad enjoyed observing the stars and eclipses and spent many evenings looking into the night sky. He would even phone Cindy to tell her about some celestial event that would occur that night, whether it would be a lunar eclipse, a comet or meteorite shower, the overhead passing of the international space station or some planets being extraordinarily bright. Dad enjoyed philosophical debates with his son Jeff on different theories, especially space travel and the possibility of exceeding the speed of light. They even concluded once that Einstein's theory of relativity was wrong. Dad enjoyed politics every four or five years and covertly supported the C.C.F. party and N.D.P throughout his life, believing in the value of helping others. Dad first got sick at Easter of 2003 and after getting out of the hospital moved in with Cindy and Terry. He battled with cancer until losing the war a little over one year later. In the last year he made the transition from city to country life with ease. Dad bought the truck he always wanted and enjoyed regular outings to Yorkton. He also bought a quad so that he could get around the farm more easily. Not wanting to be left out, he also got a two-way radio so he could listen and talk to everyone on the farm. He decided his call sign would be "72", his age. You could often hear over the airwaves, "72 have you got coffee on?" Dad showed a deep loyalty towards family and friends. He was the quiet "Rock of Gibraltar" in the family. Dad was very easy-going, easy to get along with and personable yet had quiet strength. Dad has left a deep and lasting impression on many lives. Dad, you will be forever missed and lovingly remembered, now forever and always.
- Russell Stafford Olson passed away peacefully October 22, 2014 at the age of 77. Russ was born July 31, 1937 on the farm at Hume to Reuben and Gladys Olson, one of six children. After Grade 12 he went to Teacher’s College and then spent his entire teaching career in Weyburn. Russ taught Grade 6 at all four of the public elementary schools in Weyburn and retired as principal of Elgin school in 1986. He kept busy working part time at Weyburn This Week and Wal-Mart. Russ was well known for his contribution at the Weyburn Communithon as well as with "The Entertainers" at venues all over the city. Russ is survived by Beth, his wife of 51 years; daughter, Debbie (Glynn) Gooding; son, Doug (Nadine) Struthers; daughter, Nancy (Myles) Keyowski; daughter, Lisa (Greg) Peters; grandchildren, Danno Peters, Olivia Keyowski and Katie Keyowski; siblings, Roger (Elaine) Olson, Wayne Olson, Donna Ebenal, Myrna Wagner, Ardis (Rock) Beaton. Russ also had numerous nieces and nephews. He was predeased by his daughter, Linda Struthers; parents, Reuben Olson and Gladys Pederson; mother and father-in-law, Hugh and Maryann Drolet; brothers and sisters-in-laws, Isabelle Olson, Gene Ebenal, Gary Wagner, Leonard Drolet, Mervin Drolet and Hilda Drolet. A Memorial Service was held on Saturday, October 25 at 11:00 a.m. from Knox Presbyterian Church, Weyburn with Reverends John Ferrier and Bob Wilson officiating. Interment took place at Hillcrest Cemetery, Weyburn.
- Vivian Viola (nee Kinna) Olson, born April 7, 1917 at Maxim, passed away December 14, 2006 at Weyburn, at the age of 89 years. She was predeceased by her parents, John and Beulah Kinna; step father, Harry; husband Joseph; brother, Kenneth Kinna; sister-in-law, Gertie Mann; daughter-in-law, Irene Olson; sons-in-law, Albert Jorde and Orville Bendickson; granddaughter Lynn Krantz; infant grandson Paul LaCoste; great grandson Brenton Fehr. Vivian is survived by her children: Myrna (Gilbert) Krantz, Saskatoon, Dale (Joanne) Olson, Indian Head, Delores Jorde, Weyburn, Bonnie (Ernie) Pokletar, McTaggart, Kenneth (Louise) Olson, Moose Jaw, Judy (Zyg) Siwy, Weyburn, Lynda (Rodney) Johnson, Oungre, Ivan (Marlene) Olson, McTaggart; 27 grandchildren, numerous great grandchildren plus many great great grandchildren along with numerous nieces and nephews. Vivian received an elementary school education. She married her husband Joseph on April 25, 1936. She then took over the role as homemaker. She enjoyed reading, knitting and crocheting and loved her word find books. Listening to Christian music, gardening and singing was also a favorite pastime. Her great love was her Lord and her family. During her six years of living at Legion Towers she made many close friends. The funeral service for Vivian Olson was held on Monday, December 18, at 2:00 p.m. at Silver Heights Bible Church, Weyburn, with Rev. Randy Harriman and Mr. Norman Bonk Officiating. Active pallbearers were her grandsons; Joe Olson, Rob Johnson, Deven Siwy, Rick Olson, Calvin LaCoste, Armand LaCoste. Interment was at Hillcrest Cemetery, Weyburn.
- Jack. It is with sadness that the family of Jack Onstad announces his passing on Thursday, November 5, 2009. He was born May 11, 1933, in Weyburn, the third child of Alice McGowan and Albert Onstad, and a grandson to Weyburn pioneers, Alice Stewart and Henry McGowan. He will be missed by his wife, Gloria (nee Pelletier), daughter, Barbara (Rod Cowen), sons, Bryan (Susan) and Jim (Delinda), as well as grandchildren, Meagan, Michael, Brendan, Courtney and Roxanne, sister, Donna Gang and brother Gary (Cindy), sister-in-law, Greta Onstad and several nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his older brother, Burton. He was educated at Haig School, Weyburn Collegiate and the University of Saskatchewan. He was an accountant in Regina and Calgary, where he met his future wife and where their daughter was born. In 1961, Jack was offered the opportunity to return to Weyburn as an accountant with Weyburn Security, where his father was manager. He became manager of the company in 1973 and was very proud when his son Jim joined the firm upon graduation. Jack's competitive sporting nature was indicated at an early age: he played hockey, baseball and football, and at the age of 16 was Saskatchewan Track Champion in the half mile, long jump and triple jump. He was on the executive and/or coached in Weyburn Minor Ball and Minor Hockey and was treasurer of the Weyburn Red Wing Hockey Club for several years. He and Gloria were Saskatchewan Roughriders season ticket holders for many years. Jack was pleased to attend the 1966 and 2007 Grey Cup victories by the 'Riders. As well Jack was an avid golfer. He was also active in community service with the Weyburn Young Fellows Club, the Weyburn Chamber of Commerce, the School Board and the Rotary Club, as well as supporting the Red Wings and Weyburn Beavers Baseball. He was a trumpeter with the Weyburn Jaycees and Weyburn Legion Bands and a supporter of the Concert Series, and recently he enjoyed singing with the Men's Chorus. Also, he and Gloria enjoyed Gourmet Club with good friends. Jack was hard-working, honest and he loved his work. He always said that he looked forward to going to work each morning. He took an active interest in the business work of Weyburn, especially the oil patch and farming. His morning visits to 'coffee row' could never be missed! His children and grandchildren knew they had his enthusiastic support in all their academics and sports activities. He had a remarkably positive approach to his cancer diagnoses, the many rounds of treatment and surgeries. Special thanks are conveyed by the family to Drs. Bierman, Cuddington, Dewar, Koul and Jancewicz, to the staff of the Allen Blair Cancer Centre and to the wonderful, caring staff of 3rd floor, Weyburn General Hospital. The family is so appreciative of the expressions of support from Jack's many friends and colleagues over the years. The Memorial Service was held, Monday, November 9, 2009 at 2:00 P.M. from the Grace United Church, Weyburn. Interment will be at Hillcrest Cemetery, Weyburn.
- Herbert Van Oorschot passed away suddenly on October 28, 1999. He was born October 11, 1903 in The Netherlands. He came with his family to Canada in 1951 and lived in Weyburn for 22 years. He lived in Sidney, BC since 1973. Predeceased by his wife, Mary, in 1981; son Dammis in 1948; daughter Jannie in 1970; and son Willem (Bill) in 1997. Survived by his daughter, Adrie and her husband Frank; his son Piet; and by his brother, Dammis, who lives in Holland; and son-in-law Arie, also in Holland; five grandchildren and five great grandchildren. Rest in peace, Dad.
- Jacob Michael. On Saturday, May 11, 2002, Jacob Michael Ortmann passed away at the Regina General Hospital at the age of 85 years. Predeceased by his wife: Reine Ortmann in 1990, his parents Jacob and Julianna Ortmann, two sisters: Kay Swidrowich and Pauline Dechant; two brothers: Charlie Ortman and Michael Ortman, two brothers-in-law: Steve Swidrowich and Mike Szczecinski. Jacob is survived by his two daughters: Alice (Neil) Neufeld of Weyburn and Gloria (Gregory) Ratch of Regina and three grandchildren: Jenna, Denae and Nolan. Jacob is also survived by his brothers and sisters: Eddy of Francis, Herman (Kay) of Weyburn, Bob (Lydia) of Armstrong, BC, Rose (Pat) Whieldon of Maple Ridge, BC, Gertie (Lloyd) Hala of Vernon, BC and Anne (Robert) Gutzke of Weyburn; one brother-in-law: Cliff Dechant; one sister-in-law Mary Ortman of Weyburn as well as many nieces and nephews. Jacob Michael Ortmann was born Nov. 17, 1916 on a farm three miles northeast of Francis, and was the eldest of 11 children. He attended Murphy School and Millsdale School. He quit school at an early age to help his parents with the farm. Jacob and his brother Mike worked at a neighbouring farm during the 30's to bring home extra money to help out at home. In December of 1942 he was enlisted with the 3rd Company 13th Platoon and trained in Regina. He moved to Nanaimo on the west coast with Artillery 21st Field Regiment and then transferred to the 24th Field Regiment, 64th Battery. In June of 1943 he was stationed in Kiska, in the Aleutian Islands with the 13th Brigade 49th Battery - his job was to locate mines. He was given a one month leave and then was sent overseas to Europe and placed in action with the 4th Artillery Tank 82nd Battery and then put into Occupational Regimental Headquarters with the 4th LAAC Field Artillery 17th Regiment 76th Battery out of Indian Head. During his active duty, Jacob was radio operator and travelled through Holland, England and Germany. He was in five different regiments working in anti-tank, artillery, radio operator (trained on phones and two-way radios doing Morse code) and mechanic. One of his last assignments was to provide prisoner of war escort as the war was coming to an end. On March 26, 1946, after almost four years of service and five regiments, Jacob returned safely home with the Indian Head Battery. He went on to farm with brothers Mike and Charlie in the Francis area; and eventually he bought his own farm at Whitewood. While farming at Whitewood, he was introduced to Reine Schmidt (Mauvieux) and married September 29, 1964. Together they raised their daughters Alice and Gloria. He worked at the North Weyburn Airport as a painter for Swertz brothers. From 1973 to 1977 he owned a Shell Service Station on the east side of Weyburn where he specialized in mechanic work. In the late 1970's he worked as a mechanic at Dreis Brothers in Weyburn. He also worked as a commissionaire until the early 1990's. Jacob was a very special father, grandfather, brother, uncle and friend. He had the gift of making people feel special. He enjoyed a good joke and social gathering with family and friends. He had a knack for mechanical work he could make any vehicle purr like a kitten; he loved cars, especially the old ones he grew up with. He taught his brothers Herman and Bob to properly disassemble a motor and lay the parts out. Jacob enjoyed old time music and spent hours making tapes of his favorite music which he shared with friends and family. He enjoyed going for drives in the country; he attended pioneer days to see the threshing demonstrations in Midale and Crosby, North Dakota. Jacob loved to read; especially the history books and was very knowledgeable. He also enjoyed cooking. He would create some very tasty dishes for friends and family. Animals (especially cats) were very special to him. He was a member of the Wheatland Seniors and visited the sick in the hospital. He attended the Saint Vincent de Paul Church regularly. Jacob had a real zest for life. He lived his life to the fullest, never taking for granted his blessings of good health and the company of family and friends that he cherished. His generosity, compassion and love for people was his greatest gift to all. We are so very proud of him and so lucky to have had him in our lives. Funeral service was held Thursday, May 16 at St. Vincent de Paul Roman Catholic Church, Weyburn, with Father Francis Hengen officiating. Honorary pallbearers were all those in attendance. Active pallbearers were his nephews: Clarence Turgeon, Terry Gutzke, Bill Ortman, Larry Szczecinski, Robert Whieldon and Andrew Whieldon. Interment followed at Hillcrest Cemetery, Weyburn. The Royal Canadian Legion did an Honor Guard and poppy ceremony in honour of his time served in World War II.
- Joyce Mary (nee Schmidt). It is with great sadness we announce the passing of Joyce Mary Ortman of Weyburn, on Thursday, November 15, 2007 at the age of 74 years. Joyce was born on May 24, 1933 to Pat and Rose Schmidt at the family home in Benson. She was the second of six girls. Joyce was predeceased by her parents, Patrick and Rose Schmidt; sisters: Eileen Siska and Phyllis Huber. After her school years Joyce went to work in Khedive for her cousins. She then moved to Regina and started working in the lab at the Medical and Dental Building. It was during this time that she met the love of her life Adam. Mom and Dad were married in Benson on September 30, 1961 and called Weyburn their home. The following year they welcomed Denise and seven years later Gaylene was born. Even though Joyce never worked outside the home, she babysat friends' and neighbors' children including Her Worship Debra Button and her sister Rhonda. This was the time that true friendship of 46 years with Roy and Donna Loos began. As a young family we did lots of traveling to Alberta and BC and many trips to the States. Joyce will be remembered for her exceptional cooking skills especially her roast beef. She kept a spotless house and was always ironing everything, even the tea towels. There was never a time that Mom's hair was out of place and her nails were always manicured perfectly. Joyce always found the time to read the newspapers daily and a good novel while bringing up her daughters. She truly loved playing cards and watching sports and Mom and Dad always attended weekly mass. It was during the next years that we began to expand our family and added six grandchildren who were the joy of her life. Khrystine was born in 1990, Jordan in 1993, Ron Jr. in 1994, Dhrake in 1999, Carrington in 2000 and Kelsey in 2001. Even though Denis and Gaylene did not live in Weyburn Joyce and Adam made lots of trips to visit their families. Mom and Dad were always there to attend the special occasions. Joyce especially enjoyed her time in the later years spending time with her sisters. They would take a holiday to the lake to play cards and have fun. They would set aside a weekend every year to celebrate their little Christmas. Mom's sister Darlene in Calgary was unable to be here, at this time. Mom was always concerned with Aunt Darlene as she wages her own war with cancer. Mom was not a complainer nor would she tolerate pouting or crying. She was tough as nails and never spent a day in a hospital for 38 years. Mom was a private person and didn't even share her illness with her family and friends. Her last days were spent in loving arms of her family. Good Bye Mom, We will all miss you. Joyce is survived by her husband, Adam Ortman, Weyburn; two daughers: Denise (Jim) Foster, Moose Jaw, and Gaylene (Ron) Beresozski, Prince Albert; six grandchildren: Jorday, Kelsey, Khrystine, Ron, Dhrake and Carrington; her sisters: Darlene (Ches) Geres, Calgary, AB, Pat (Ron) Papp, Regina, and Linda (AL) Fleischhacker, Estevan, as well as numerous brothers and sisters-in-law, nieces and nephews. The Funeral Mass was held at St. Vincent de Paul Roman Catholic Church, Weyburn, on Wednesday, November 21, at 1:30 p.m. with Father Gerry Bauche celebrant. The eulogy was given by daughter Gaylene and brother-in-law, Ron Papp. Debra Button and Tammy Weber delivered the readings. Bruce and Wendy Pitre were gift bearers. All in attendance were considered Honorary Pallbearers. Interment followed at Hillcrest Cemetery, Weyburn.
- Katherine (nee Roesslein) Ortman, born June 8, 1932 passed away at Regina on the 1st day of January, 2013 at the age of 80 years. Kaye was born to Andrew and Anna Roesslein on the 8th day of June, 1932 in Ceylon. She was the youngest child in a family of seven children. At the age of two she moved with her family to Khedive and again in 1936 they moved to Pangman. Kaye spent her youth on the farm in Pangman and many happy days were spent riding her horse. At the age of 13 the family moved again, this time they took up residence in Weyburn. On October 20, 1952, Kaye married Herman Ortman. The first ten years of their married life were spent farming at Griffin, but living mostly in Weyburn. In 1956 they built their house in Weyburn and have remained since then. Kaye was first and foremost a homemaker and a mother, but when her children were older she worked as a waitress. Kaye was deeply connected to the Lutheran Church and was an active member of the Ladies’ Circle and later served as the President of the Lutheran Church Women. She was also very involved with Sunday School and spent 25 years as a teacher as well as the superintendent. Kaye was an excellent cook, loved to garden and in her free time enjoyed knitting and quilting. She was a very social and outgoing person. She loved people, her family and especially her grandchildren. Kaye will be deeply missed. Katherine was predeceased by her parents, Andrew and Anna Roesslein; son, Wayne and brothers, Joe (Lizzy), John (Mary), Nicholas, Andrew and Kon. She will be lovingly remembered by her husband of 60 years, Herman of Weyburn; children, Connie McKenzie (Earl Cooper) of Saskatoon, and her children: Elin Thomas, Jeffrey (Shannon) and family, Julie and Nola, Karen (Alan) Macovichuk of Winnipeg, MB and their children, Leyna and Britany, and Scott (Shirley Premachuk) of Winnipeg, MB; sister, Helen (Willy) Gerhardt of Winfield, BC, sisters-in-law, Violet Roesslein of Weyburn, and Pat Roesslein of Regina, as well as many nieces and nephews. Visitation was held on Friday, January 4 from 7:00 to 9:00 PM at Fletcher Funeral Chapel, Weyburn and a funeral service was held from Zion Lutheran Church on Saturday, January 5 at 2:00 PM with Pastor Martin Olson officiating. Pallbearers were Wilfred Gerhardt, Scott Thomas, John Roesslein, Rob Mann, Larry Szczecinski and Tom Roesslein. Interment followed at Hillcrest Cemetery, Weyburn.
- Marjorie Jean (nee Carmichael) of Medicine Hat, AB passed away on Monday, August 21, 2000, at the age of 86 years, beloved wife of the late Joseph Ortman. She leaves to cherish her memory two sisters-in-law: Thelma Ortman and Theresa (Lester) Chance, all of Weyburn; three nephews: Jerry (Gail) Ortman of Moose Jaw; Robert (Gloria) Ortman of Weyburn; Larry (Broyna) Ortman of Weyburn; three nieces: Edna Gadd of Moose Jaw; Joan Ortman of Calgary; Lorna (Jerry) Yahamouitch of Victoria; and many special grand nieces and nephews. For the past three years Marjorie has had the love and companionship of Ida, Vivian, Crystal, Bertha and Judy of We Care. She was predeceased by her husband Joe; and her parents, Colin and Bessie Carmichael; one brother, Donald; two brothers-in-law: Peter Ortman and Nick Ortman. Marjorie was born on January 22, 1914 in Weyburn, the eldest child of Colin and Bessie Carmichael. Marj attended Assiniboia School and Weyburn Collegiate. She later graduated from Normal School in Regina and returned to Weyburn to teach at North Weyburn School for two years. On July 18, 1936 she married Joe Ortman and they moved to the Carmichael homestead, where they farmed until retiring to Medicine Hat. Joe and Marj spent many winters in Palm Springs, California. Marjorie was an avid reader and enjoyed her outing to the library. The memorial service was held in the Pattison Chapel (Medicine Hat) on Thursday, August 24 at 2:00 p.m., with Rev. David Paterson officiating. Interment followed in the Hillside Cemetery, Medicine Hat,.
- Mary (nee Szczecinski) of Weyburn passed away May 4, 2010, at the age of 89. She was predeceased by her husband, Charles, and infant son, her parents and three older brothers. May is survived by her six children, Rose, Joan, Bill, Greg, David, Louise, and their respective partners, nine grandchildren and four great-grandchildren as well as numerous extended family. Mom was born on April 1, 1921, on the original homestead at Richmond, Saskatchewan. The family relocated to Hume when she was a small child where she lived until she met and married dad. They started their family life at North Portal where dad was the PFRA Pasture Manager. They eventually purchased land in the Francis area where they lived and farmed until their retirement. Mom was well known for the wonderful turkeys that she raised and sold every fall as well as the egg and cream delivery service offered in the Weyburn area. Mom was involved with the Francis CWL as well as the Francis Homemakers 4-H Club for many years. Mom and dad retired into Weyburn in the mid1990's where mom enjoyed crib tournaments and bingo. Following dad's passing, mom remained living in her home until health issues required a move into the Weyburn Special Care Home. A funeral mass will be held Saturday, May 8, 2010, at St. Vincent De Paul Roman Catholic Church. Interment at Hillcrest Cemetery beside her husband, Charles.
- Michael Adolph. On Tuesday, August 15, 2000, Michael Adolph Ortman, late of Weyburn, passed away at the age of 82 years. Predeceased by his mother and father, Jacob and Julianna Ortman; two sisters, Kay Swidrowich and Pauline Szczecinski; one brother Charlie Ortman; two brothers-in-law, Steve Swidrowich and Mike Szczecinski; one sister-in-law Reine Ortman. Mike is survived by his brothers and sisters: Jacob of Weyburn, Eddy of Francis, Herman (Kay) of Weyburn, Bob (Lydia) of Armstrong, BC, Rose (Pat) Whieldon of Maple Ridge, BC, Gertie (Lloyd) Hala of Vernon, BC, and Anne (Robert) Gutzke of Weyburn; one brother-in-law: Cliff Dechant of Weyburn; one sister-in-law, Mary Ortman of Weyburn; as well as many nieces and nephews. Michael was born January 2, 1918 to Jacob and Julianna in Francis. He was raised on the family farm, and is the second oldest of 11 children doing all the necessary chores. While growing up in the depression years, at an early age he took turns with his older brother Jake working on a neighbor's dairy farm from 5 a.m. to 8 p.m. for $17.50 a month and bringing the money home to their parents. He received grade 9 at Millsdale Country School. He was an avid volunteer with Midale Museum, enjoying working on his antique tractors and motors. He particularly enjoyed participating in the threshing demonstrations and travelled to see the ones nearby. Wood working was another hobby and he also constructed miniature sized machinery very meticulously and with a great deal of pride. Being a veteran he was very involved with the Midale Legion and was president for many years. He enjoyed the fellowship and friendships he made at the senior centres, be it playing cards or other games. He was in World War II, called in March 1942, and from there he enlisted in the Prince Albert Volunteers and spent four years in the army stationed in numerous places in BC, working as a mechanic and driver, obtaining the rank of corporal. He joined the Knights of Columbus in 1950 and attended St. Vincent de Paul Roman Catholic Church in Weyburn regularly. Mike enjoyed family time with his brothers and sisters, enjoying baptisms, weddings and anniversaries as the families grew. He was a very generous and kind person. Prayers were held Friday, August 18 at 8:00 p.m. from Fletcher's Funeral Chapels, Weyburn, funeral mass was held Saturday, August 19 at 11:00 a.m. from St. Vincent de Paul Roman Catholic Church, Weyburn, with Father F. Hengen celebrant. Interment followed at Hillcrest Cemetery, Weyburn. All in attendance were considered honorary pallbearers.
- Thelma Leona (nee Holten), late of Weyburn, passed away on Monday, September 1st, 2008 at the age of 88 years. She was predeceased by her husband, Nicholas Ortman, her parents, Ole and Christina Holten and her brother Ronald Holten. Thelma is survived by her sons, Robert (Gloria) Ortman, Weyburn, Larry ( Broyna) Ortman, Weyburn; two sisters-in-law, Daisy Holten and Teresa Chance; four grandchildren: Mike (Sheri) Ortman, St. Albert, AB, Shaun (Wendy) Ortman, Weyburn, Tracy (David) Harper, Lethbridge, AB, Angela (Richard) Martinez, Austin, Texas; her very special great grandchildren: Dakota, Kim, Raylene, Matt, Tazmin, Darcie, Cody, Diego; special niece , Patti ( Brian) Wiles, Ogema and children Jinnine (Allen) Carnduff, Martin (Donna) Wiles, Richard (Angelia) Wiles along with many nieces, nephews and friends. The Funeral Service for Thelma Leona Ortman was held on Friday, September 5th at 2:00 p.m. from Grace United Church, Weyburn. with Rev. M. Barnabas officiating. Interment followed at Green Acres Memorial Gardens, Weyburn. Honorary Pallbearers were Carl & Georgia Morrow, Don & Ollie Goranson, Julie Harris. Active Pallbearers were Mike Ortman, Shaun Ortman, David Harper, Richard Martinez, Martin Wiles and Richard Wiles.
- Metro. On Wednesday, September 27, 2000, Metro Oystreck, late of Weyburn, passed away at Souris Valley Extended Care Centre, at the age of 69 years. Metro was born October 9, 1930 at Rhein, SK. Predeceased by his parents, Tom and Martha Oystreck, and one sister, Mary Allin. Metro is survived by his brothers and sisters: Effie Oystreck of Grayson, SK; Ed (Helen) Oystreck of Melville; Lorraine Rudinsky of Vernon, BC; Mike (Diane) Oystreck of Rhein, and Janice (Lorne) Krochak of Regina; as well as many nieces and nephews. Funeral service was held Saturday, September 30 at 10:00 a.m. from the Assembly Hall at Souris Valley Extended Care Centre with Father Francis Hengen officiating. Interment followed in Hillcrest Cemetery, Weyburn. All those in attendance were considered to be honorary pallbearers.