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- Arthur Edward Sabados, late of Weyburn, passed away Wednesday, January 2, 2002 at the age of 71 years. Art was born November 10, 1930 at Browning. Predeceased by his parents: Michael and Mary Sabados; one son, Daryl Sabados and one sister, Dorothy Ferlin. Art is survived by his loving wife Doris of Weyburn; his children: Murray (Laura) of Weyburn, Bruce (Irene) of Vermilion, AB, Scott (Shannon) of Weyburn and daughter-in-law, Sandra of Weyburn; his grandchildren: David, Katrina, Amanda (Andy), Brandie, Adam, Ashley, Paige, Kylie, Tamlyn, Jennifer, Erin and Nicole; one brother, George Sabados of Calgary, AB; four sisters: Rose (Mel) LaValley of Mayorthorpe, AB, and Barb (Ken) Sperling of Slave Lake, AB, Gloria (Mike) Flynn of Ft. McLeod, AB, and Shirley Connors (Herman Graefer) of Weyburn, as well as numerous nieces and nephew. Prayers were said Sunday, January 6 at 7:00 p.m. at Fletcher Funeral Chapel, Weyburn. The funeral mass was held Monday, January 7 at 10:30 a.m. from St. Vincent de Paul Roman Catholic Church, Weyburn, with Father F. Hengen, Celebrant. All in attendance were considered to be honorary pallbearers. Active pallbearers were: David Sabados, Katrina Sabados, Nicole Griffin, Amanda Fenton, Brandie Sabados, Adam Sabados, Ashley Sabados and Jennifer Sabados.
- Doris (nee LaValley) Sabados late of Weyburn, born in Stoughton on July 18, 1933 and passed away December 1, 2012 at the age of 79 years. Doris is predeceased by her parents, Wilfred and Mabel LaValley; husband, Arthur Sabados; sons, Murray and Daryl Sabados; sister, Eva Quinn and brothers, Eldon and Bud LaValley. Doris is lovingly remembered by her sons, Bruce (Irene) Sabados and family, Amanda Fenton (Nat Green), Brandie Sabados, Adam (Darcie) Sabados, Ashley Sabados, Scott (Shannon) Sabados and family, Kylie Sabados and Tamlyn Sabados; daughters-in-law, Laura Sabados and family, David (Sydney) Sabados and their son Avery, Katrina (Jason) Bendel and Nicole Griffin; Sandy Sabados and family, Jennifer Sabados, Erin Sabados and her daughter, Bracynn Edwards and Paige Sabados; brother, Mel (Rose) LaValley; brother-in-law, Ross Quinn as well as numerous nieces, nephews, relatives and friends. Doris married Arthur Sabados in Weyburn on July 17, 1954. They continued to live in Weyburn and raised their four children. Doris was an avid Bingo player, enjoyed watching the Toronto Blue Jays and went to numerous Weyburn Red Wing hockey games. Her interest in Bingo led to the management of the Knights of Columbus for the last 26 years. A Prayer Service was held Tuesday, December 4 at 6:00 PM from the St. Vincent de Paul Roman Catholic Church, Weyburn. A Mass of Christian Burial was held on Wednesday, December 5 at 11:00 AM from St. Vincent de Paul Roman Catholic Church, Weyburn with Father Gerry Bauche celebrating. Interment followed in Green Acres Memorial Gardens, Weyburn. Pallbearers were Doris’ grandchildren.
- Mary Maureen passed away in the Weyburn General Hospital on Friday, June 11, 2010 at the age of 63 years. Mary was born in Limerick, Ireland on July 2, 1946. She lost her parents at an early age and was cared for by her maternal grandmother. She and her sister were eventually cared for by the McAuliffe family. She is survived by her husband of 40 years, Jeff Sample of Pangman and her daughter, Jennifer (Travis) Vellacott; her sister, Vera Kiely; two step-sisters, plus the extended McAuliffe family. She was predeceased by one sister and seven brothers. Maureen followed her husband’s career moves to Ballina, Co. Mayo and Longford, Ireland; Kentucky and Missouri in the U.S.A.; Toronto, Ontario and Pangman, SK, Canada. She worked as a Home Care Aid for many years in the Pangman and Weyburn areas. She loved her dogs and cared for several families of wild red foxes. Prayers were said Tuesday, June 15 at Holy Angels Catholic Church, Pangman. The funeral mass will be held Wednesday, June 16 at 11:00 A.M. from Holy Angels Catholic Church, Pangman with officiating Priest Fr. Anthony Bruno. Interment followed in Pangman Cemetery. The Active Pallbearers were: Leo Pingert, Brad Fellner, Vince Bernard, Wilber Aspen, Bill Peters and John Coldow. Honorary Pallbearers were, Ted Pingert, Lawrence Fellner, Ron Pingert and Brad Pingert. Reception followed at the Pangman Drop-In Centre
- Beatrice Mearl (nee Mingle). On Sunday, January 12, 2003, Beatrice Mearl Sampson passed away at Souris Valley Extended Care Centre, at the age of 94 years. Predeceased by her mother and father, John and Annie Mingle; five brothers and six sisters; her husband, Martin Sampson and by her daughter-in-law, Bonnie. Beatrice will be lovingly remembered by her four sons: Laverne (Ada) of Canmore, AB; Jim (Jean) of Canmore, AB; Stan (April) of Weyburn; and Harvey (Rose) of Ottawa, ON; and one daughter Jean (Richard) Erick of Drayton Valley, AB; 15 grandchildren; 23 great grandchildren; two step grandchildren and one step great grandchild. Beatrice Mearl Sampson was born August 10, 1908 at Dupuis Marienthal District, Sask. Bea was a well-liked telephone operator at Bromhead for 15 years, and later, a house mother at the nurse's residence, Saskatchewan Hospital, Weyburn. Always cheery, her family was the centre of her life. As well, she enjoyed crocheting, knitting, gardening and visiting. She was a long time member of Knox Presbyterian Church. Since 1985, Bea has been a resident at Souris Valley Extended Care Centre. The family appreciates the care she received while there. Funeral service was held Wednesday, January 15 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: Collin Sampson, Marvin Sampson, Harvey Hanson and Ken Sampson.
- Margaret Christina (nee Dykes). On Monday, April 7, 2003, Margaret Christina Sather, late of Weyburn, passed away at the Weyburn General Hospital at the age of 92 years. Predeceased by her husband, Murray Sather; her parents, Robert and Jane Dykes; brothers: George Dykes (at birth) and Jim Dykes; brother-in-law, Don Sather; sisters-in-law: Jess Dykes and Doreen Sather. Margaret is survived by her daughter, Jane Sather of Regina; brother-in-law, Milt (Joan) Sather of Guelph, ON; sisters-in-law: Shirley (Jim) Jowsey of Saltcoats, and Osra Sather of Saskatoon; her nieces and nephews: Bob (Brenda) Dykes of Toronto, ON; Betty (Bruce) McCubbin of Rothesay, NB; David (Barbara) Dykes of N.S.; Ron (Monica) Sather of Saskatoon; Allan (Brenda) Sather of Saskatoon; Brian (Ruth) Sather of Calgary, AB; Dick (Cindy) Sather of BC; Jane (Gary) MacEachran of Brampton, ON; and Joanne (Tony) Kennedy of Barrie, ON; numerous great nieces and nephews and great great nieces and nephews; as well as cousins in Scotland, England and Australia. Margaret was born March 27, 1911 in Outremont, PQ. She took her education at Strathcona Academy in Outremont and at McGill University. She taught for the Montreal Protestant School Board, then worked for Dominion Rubber in Montreal. Margaret joined the RCAF in World War II. She was stationed at Trenton Air Force Base, where she met Murray Sather. They were married at the end of the war and moved to Weyburn where she resided for the rest of her life. Margaret had a lifelong love of the outdoors and outdoor activities: curling, skating, bicycling, cross-country skiing, swimming and walking. She enjoyed many different experiences like: skiing with Jackrabbit Johannson in the Laurentians, summers at Camp Ovarenu in the Laurentians, and winter and summer holidays spent cottaging at White Bear Lake. Margaret was a member of Grace United Church and the Lazy Daisy Unit of the UCW. She belonged to the Eastern Star and the University Women's Club. She will be lovingly remembered by all she knew and loved. Funeral service was held Thursday, April 10 at 2:00 p.m. from Fletcher Funeral Chapel, Weyburn, with Gary W. Goran officiating minister. A tribute was given by Judy Buzowetsky. Members of the Royal Canadian Legion formed an Honor Guard. Interment followed in Hillcrest Cemetery, Weyburn. Pallbearers were: Don McGillivray, Erskine Sandiford, Dahlton Lewis, Edgar May, Richard Thomas and Murray Foss.
- Herman Johannes. On February 27, 2007 Herman Johannes Satre passed away peacefully at the age of 92 years. He was predeceased by his parents, Aslak and Tonetta; wife, Myrtle; brother, Clarence; and sisters, Ida Landstrom, Johanna Ordahl and Alma Lee. Herman will be lovingly remembered by his family: sons, Wayne (Helen) and Robert (Karen), daughter, Beverley (Henry) Bjorklund; grandchildren: Tracy (Brian) McGillivray, Mark (Casey) Satre, Eric Satre, Dustin Satre, Amy Satre, Lee (Tim) Dempsey, Evan Bjorklund and Aaron Bjorklund; great grandchildren: Mason and Madison McGillivray and Catherine and Drew Dempsey; sister, Hazel Seyfert; as well as numerous nieces, nephews and friends. Herman was born in Lac Qui Parle County, Minnesota in 1914 and moved to Canada in 1917. He was a farmer, a man of the land, taking pride in his luscious wheat fields and his thick hay crops. Angus cattle were his specialty, many becoming like pets. This was Herman's life from an early age, taking over the family farm when his father passed away. Not only did Herman work hard on the farm, he was also a telephone lineman, the treasurer at LacQui Parle Church and a dedicated volunteer in the building of the old Mainprize Park. Although Herman worked hard, he was always ready for some fun. Gatherings with the family and neighbours brought many hours of enjoyment for he and Myrtle, usually in the form of a rousing game of crib or whist. Herman could often be heard laughing about something or other. Lefsa and lutefisk were Dad's contributions to every Christmas dinner. After about seventy years of practice, he was our expert! We hope we have learned our lessons well. After his own children were grown, Herman was happy to spend time with his grandchildren and great grandchildren. How fortunate they were to be such a big part of his life. Herman was a man of honesty, integrity and strong work ethic. He lived his life by the golden rule, practicing his strong Christian faith. As a father and grandfather he was a treasure, leaving us with a legacy of strong family love. After a long, well-lived life may he rest in peace. The funeral service for Herman was held at Zion Lutheran Church, Weyburn, on Saturday, March 3, at 2:00 p.m. with Pastor Martin Olson officiating. The active pallbearers were, Mark Satre, Eric Satre, Dustin Satre, Evan Bjorklund, Aaron Bjorklund and Allan Landstrom. Interment followed in Green Acres Memorial Gardens, Weyburn.
- Murray Adam. On Friday, November 27, 2009, Murray Adam Schettler of Regina and formerly of Weyburn, passed away at the age of 31 years. Murray was born July 18, 1978. He was predeceased by his grandfather, Glen Schettler, and his mother Katherine Schettler. Murray is survived by his sister, Marcia (Leonard) Schettler of Weyburn and her children, Marshall, Morgan, and Cameron; his brother, Mike (Nicole) of Regina and his children, Bree (Brandon, MB), Beau, Tatianna and Michael; his grandmother, Nola Schettler of Brandon, MB; his father, Mike Hnidy of Regina; his sister, Michelle (Roland) Goulet of Regina and her daughter, Manon; also many aunts, uncles, cousins and friends. He is gone too soon and will be greatly missed by all of us. A funeral service was held Thursday, December 3 at 1:00 pm from Speers Funeral Chapel, Regina. Family and friends were in attendance. Marcia and Mike would like to thank everyone for all the call, cards, food and gifts received. Your kind and sincere words of condolences are comforting as we mourn our brother Murray.
- Robert Joseph Schiller passed away peacefully at Weyburn Special Care Home on Wednesday, May 9, 2001 at the age of 73 years. Predeceased by his parents: Anton and Eva, brothers: John and Anthony, sisters-in-law: Josie, Judy and Katherine and grandson Anthony. Left to cherish his memory with great affection is his wife of 48 years Vi, his 6 children, 12 grandchildren and 2 great-grandchildren: Jennet (Bob) Weyburn, children Tracy (Hilary), Corin and Echo, Carstairs AB; Tricia (Greg), Regina, Deena, Regina, child, Stacey (Dan), Kelowna, BC; Betty (Tom), children Bobbi, Carli and Faith, Kronau; Denise (Randy), children Dayna and Kaycee, Regina; Ron (Joanne) child, Jesse, Preeceville; Doug (Lorelei), children Jordan, Jessica and Alicia, Milestone; his sisters Ella (Les) Connory, Tyvan; Helen (Steve) Helfrick, Francis; Adelaine (George) Seitz, Tyvan; brothers Albert, Regina; Harry, Vermillion; sister-in-law Elsie, Saskatoon; many cousins nieces and nephews. Bob was born Feb. 18, 1928 in Rouleau. The family farmed in the Rouleau, Briercliff and Breaua districts, where Bob went to school, then on to Francis where they lived for many years. As a young man Bob and Anthony travelled and worked one winter in Ontario. Returning to Saskatchewan, he and John became the "Bachelor Farmers" until Dec. 20, 1952 when he married Vi (Short). For the next 2 years they worked on farms at Corrine and Fillmore until moving to Victoria, BC in 1954 where he was employed at a plywood mill and where Jennet and Deena were born. But the prairies and farming drew the family back to Sask. in the spring of 1956 to make their home north of Osage, where the family grew with the birth of Betty, Denise, Ron and Doug. From the farm Bob and Vi lived 4 years in Fillmore before moving to reside in Weyburn. Once in Weyburn Bob worked at Weyburn Distilleries, Gov't Services, Mainprize Park and did handyman work until a stroke in 1985. From that time on Bob spent many weeks in and out of hospital. Bob's will to live provided him with many good days and got him through the hardships of the bad days. His stroke was the end of his fishing and hunting days, but a motorized scooter gave him the independence to go for early morning visits and coffee at the Zippy Mart. Due to failing health and the inability to walk Bob has resided at the Weyburn Special Care Home for 2 1/2 years. During this time and with the installation of a wheelchair lift, Vi was able to take him home to spend many more happy days until his recent passing. He will be missed by his family and those who knew him. Memorial service was held at Regina Funeral Home on Saturday, May 12 at 3:30 p.m. with Rev. Darilyn Grigg officiating. Interment took place at Regina Memorial Gardens Cemetery.
- Wilfred Peter Schiller was born January 12, 1924 in Pangman, and passed away at Weyburn, on March 5, 2010 at the Weyburn Special Care Home at the age of 86. Wilfred was a twin, the sixth child born in a family of 14 and lived 72 years of his life in Weyburn and District. Wilfred was a self made man that contributed greatly to his family, both immediate and extended and the community at large. He was a mentor to many of those who worked in the farming industry. He farmed for more than 62 years and leaves 57 years of quota books. Wilfred was a progressive farmer; that so loved the way of life of a Producer in Saskatchewan. He had a special interest in preserving history through photography and home movies and loved traveling in his fifth wheel. Wilfred was a "people person" he loved to visit, talk, especially enjoyed coffee row with his family, friends and neighbors. On June 20, 1951 he married Mary Salome Gross in Regina. He leaves to mourn his loving wife of 59 years, Mary; daughter Darlene Oudot of Victoria, BC; sons Brian (Jo-Anne) of Lloydminster, AB, Randy (Cheryl) of Moosomin, seven grandchildren, Shaun Oudot and Shannon Borden, Clint (Jeanette), Carly, Neil Schiller, Drew (Colby) and Lexie Schiller. Two great-grandsons, Ashton and Noah Borden. He was predeceased by his parents, Joseph and Matilda Schiller; brothers, Harold, August and twin brother Joe; one sister Viola Wood. He leaves to mourn his brothers, Mike, Nick and Johnny; sisters Margaret, Tillie, Louise and Johanna; an aunt Kathy Tracey; a special relative Amy Lewis; the Gross family as well as numerous nieces, nephews, cousins, friends and neighbors. Prayers were held at 7:00 p.m. Tuesday, March 9 from RD Family Funeral Chapel, Weyburn. A celebration of Wilfred's life was held at St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church at 1:00 pm Wednesday, March 10. Internment followed at Green Acres Memorial Gardens. Active pallbearers were Drew Schiller, Clint Schiller, Neil Schiller, Shaun Oudot, Roger Schiller and Kevin Schiller. Honorary pallbearers were Jerry Schiller, Margaret Kesslering, Ducan Brock, Linda Dunn, Delbert Degenhardt, Gordon Degenhardt, Keith Degenhardt, Gordon Pingert and Vernon Vogel.
- Alvin Schindel, late of Weyburn passed away on Sunday, August 19 at the age of 68. He is predeceased by his parents, Henry and Phyllis Schindel. He is survived by his brother, Ken (Joanne) Schindel of Calgary, AB and their daughter, Shelley; his brother Mel (Coral) Schindel of Weyburn and their children, Dan (Candace) Schindel of Radville and their children, Teagan and Braeden, and Laurie (Trevor) Schmidt of Weyburn, and their children, Graham and Megan; his brother, Dennis (Sharon) Schindel of Weyburn; and his long time friend Phyllis Peterka. Alvin was born in Weyburn on February 18, 1944 where he resided until his passing. Alvin worked at the OK Economy store in Weyburn for over 30 years as a produce manager until its closing at which time he retired. Alvin had a passion for music and was a very gifted piano player. He spent many years as the pianist at the Bethel Evangelical Church. Even though Alvin faced many struggles through much of his life, he maintained a passion for children, particularly his nieces and nephew and had a soft heart for animals. Alvin had countless pets throughout his life and each one had a special place in his heart. Alvin loved decorating, particularly at Christmas when he had the whole house lit up. Alvin was a quiet man who lived an independent life, especially the past few years following the passing of his mother. Alvin's memory will live on with his family through the numerous stories told by those who knew him best. At Alvin's request there will be no funeral service. A private family interment took place at Hillcrest Cemetery, Weyburn.
- Phyllis (nee Erber) Schindel, late of Weyburn passed away June 23, 2003 at the age of 85 years. With the grace of God, Phyllis lived a long life filled with hard work, dedication and a great deal of love and commitment to her family. Born in 1918, Phyllis grew up in Lang, where she attended school. Phyllis married Henry Schindel in 1938 and together they raised four sons. Over the years, Phyllis worked as a nurse's aide at the Weyburn Training School in addition to her daily chores of cooking, cleaning and providing for her family. She was not afraid of hard work and enjoyed keeping herself busy. Phyllis was actively involved in the Evangelical Church and took pride in her commitment in serving the Lord. These values she instilled in her children and grandchildren. By far, the most important ingredient in Phyllis' recipe for a happy, full life was her family. She diligently kept those closest to her in line often stating that we all need a good going over now and again. Phyllis earned her family's respect for her strength and leadership, never seeking the limelight or attention for herself. After a courageous battle with cancer, Phyllis passed away leaving behind memories of her love, laughter and joy. Predeceased by her loving husband Henry in 1981, Phyllis leaves to mourn her children, Ken (Joanne) Schindel of Calgary, AB, Mel (Coral) Schindel of Weyburn, Dennis (Sharon) Schindel of Weyburn, and Alvin Schindel of Weyburn. Also her grandchildren, Shelley Schindel of Calgary, AB, Dan Schindel of Radville and Laurie (Trevor) Schmidt of Weyburn and great grandchildren, Graham and Megan Schmidt of Weyburn. A private family service in honour of Phyllis Schindel was held June 25 with Pastor Mike Szabo officiating.
- Dorothy Bertha (nee Drage) Olmstead Schmidt. On Tuesday, March 11, 2003, a very special and unique woman passed away. Dorothy Bertha Drage Olmstead Schmidt's long and incredible life ceased at the age of 93. Dorothy was born near the turn of the century; thus, she had an Old English upbringing. A pioneering woman who was fiercely independent, strong-willed, determined and loving, Dorothy lived her life to the fullest with purposeful duties serving God, family and friends. Dorothy's life expanded through the Great Depression, two World Wars and years of hard farm work, most of it prior to the amenities of the engine-powered machines that farmers use today. Dorothy was born in Bournemouth, England, on September 4, 1909 as the only child of Alfred Drage and Alice Simms Drage. In 1913, the family moved from England to Canada. This was a year after the Titanic sank; Dorothy had memories of crossing the Atlantic Ocean by steamship with the worry and fear of icebergs. When they first arrived in Canada, the family moved to Woodley, SK and Alfred Drage worked for the railroad. The family moved once more but shortly afterwards they purchased a farm and settled in the Huntoon/Viewfield area. Dorothy attended the Olmstead School from grades one through eight and then went onto the Midale High School. Dorothy stayed and helped her parents on their farm. The Drage family was well known for their bountiful gardens. In April, 1947 she married Chester Olmstead and continued to farm in the Huntoon area. In 1948, Dorothy gave birth to one child, Donald Wesley Olmstead. Dorothy's married life was devoted to the multiple tasks of family life, the laborious daily farm chores, raising farm animals, tending to her large garden and canning meat, fruits and vegetables. Dorothy had many fond memories of the hard work that went into farming in those years. In 1960, Chester passed away. Dorothy continued to live on the farm, tending to the animals and garden while raising her young son. The farm land was rented out until she married Leland Schmidt in January 1964. Leland and Dorothy then sold the farm, moving to Weyburn later that same year. Dorothy and Leland enjoyed their retired years in Weyburn. Dorothy continued to enjoy her gardening and baking. She also visited friends in the nursing homes and made many trips back to visit family and friends in the Midale/Huntoon area. Dorothy's trademark was to never arrive empty handed. She always gave ten-fold more than what she was given. Dorothy used her gifts of baking and knitting as a way of expressing her love. She spent many hours in her kitchen baking countless breads buns and treats. It gave her great joy to cook for her family and host weekly family gatherings. Dorothy and Leland led busy lives with going to church, visiting with friends and family, taking in boarders, gardening and a close relationship with her grandchildren. Dorothy often cycled down South Hill and around Weyburn on her three wheeled bicycle with one or two of her grandchildren in the basket. Dorothy loved her family, friends and grandchildren very much. Birthdays, anniversaries or other special occasions would never pass without a cake and a card from her. Cookies were always on hand and she never said no to a hand of cards or a game of giddy-up with the grandchildren. In the late 1980s, Leland became too sick for Dorothy to care for. Leland was admitted to the Souris Valley Extended Care Home. There, Dorothy would visit him daily. She brightened everyone's spirits with her devotion and taking plants during her visits. In 1990 Leland passed away. Dorothy continued with a busy life full of family activities, gardening and bicycling around Weyburn. However, as years went by, she began having to walk her bike back up South Hill. Many people have memories of seeing her pushing it up South Hill, but what was more memorable was watching her riding the bike down. She was in her glory then. Her family, grandchildren and great grandchildren were her pride and joy. Her garden became her purpose and focus. She gave selflessly and with much sacrifice. Dorothy was an exceptional grandmother and great grandmother. Dorothy loved to laugh. She had a beautiful smile that made her eyes sparkle with delight. She taught us about self sacrifice, the importance of leading a purposeful life, philanthropy, facing challenges, overcoming obstacles, positive attitudes and determination. We are enriched by having her in our lives. She will never be forgotten and will always be in our hearts. In these last few years, family, friends and neighbors all pitched in to help Dorothy with her gardening, errands and daily chores. This enabled her to live in her home and that was where she wanted to be. Predeceased by her first husband, Chester Olmstead, her second husband, Leland Schmidt, her parents, Alfred and Alice Drage. Dorothy is survived by her son, D. Wesley (Lenora) Olmstead of Lethbridge; daughter-in-law Jeanine Olmstead (Charlie Makelki) of Weyburn, four grandchildren, Todd Olmstead (Val) of Weyburn and their children, Presley and Zachary; Clinton (Val) Olmstead of Dubai, U.A.E., and their children, Sutton and Erin; Trevor (Cindy) Olmstead of Sylvan Lake, AB and their children, Alexis and Brayden; Tammy Olmstead of Regina; Leland's family: Bill (Vera) Schmidt of Kindersley; Mert Schmidt of Toronto, ON, June (John) Copeland of Vernon, BC, special granddaughter, Arlene Leeks and family of Estevan. A funeral service was held Saturday, March 29, 2003 at 2:00 p.m. from the Grace United Church, Weyburn, with Gary W. Goran officiating. Interment followed in Green Acres Memorial Gardens, Weyburn. Active pallbearers were Dale Carlson, Bazel Carlson, Ken Dean, Clarence Carlson, Bill Rose, Raymond Carlson. A special thank you to Dr. Lenferna, Lifeline, Weyburn Ambulance Service, Home Care and the nurses at Weyburn General Hospital for all their excellent care for Dorothy.
- Phillip Robert. On Thursday, March 2, 2000, Phillip Robert Schmidt, late of Weyburn, passed away at the age of 77 years. He was born in the Weyburn area on January 6, 1923. He received his education at Tagg country school. He was predeceased by his mother and father, John and Margaret Schmidt; one sister, Rose Vogel; four brothers: John G., Joe, Frank and Stephen Schmidt; sisters-in-law: Helen Schmidt and Reine Ortman; and brothers-in-law Joe Schmidt and David Propp. Phillip is survived by his five sisters: Anne (Charles) Meek; Betty Propp; Margaret (Steve) Lazurko; Marion Zerie and Rose (Frank) Loos, all of Weyburn; as well as many nieces, nephews, great nieces and nephews, and cousins. Phillip lived on a farm in the McTaggart area where he helped with grain and mixed farming. Phillip also worked on a mixed farm for William (Bill) Boren in the Yellow Grass district. When his father became ill and had to slow down, Phillip came home to help on the family farm. Stephen and Phillip decided to go into the dairy business. He loved to work with animals and ride on the tractor to work the land. Phillip also enjoyed some travel time - he went on a tour of Europe and two bus tours of the U.S. In the late 50's and early 60's Phillip became ill with rheumatoid arthritis. He spent many months in hospital in Saskatoon, the Plains Hospital, and nine months in Wascana Hospital. In 1981 Phillip retired and moved to the City of Weyburn where he lived with his brother Stephen and mother. In 1992 Phillip had to give up his home due to his illness. His new home was at Crocus Plains Villa where he resided until his death. Phillip was a member of the Knights of Columbus. Prayers were said Sunday, March 5, at 7:30 p.m. from St. Vincent de Paul Roman Catholic Church, Weyburn. The funeral mass was held Monday, March 6 at 10:30 a.m. from St. Vincent de Paul Roman Catholic Church, with Father Francis Hengen Celebrant. Interment followed in Hillcrest Cemetery, Weyburn. Honorary pallbearers were: Norbert Schultz, Stephen Bayerle, Wilfred Schiller, Don Vogel, Joe Rubin and Joe Honig. The Knights of Columbus formed an Honor Guard.
- Rosalia Sophia (nee Kot) passed away with family by her side at the age of 90 on Tuesday, August 15, 2006 after a courageous battle with cancer. Rose was born on the farm at Prelate on April 20, 1916. She was the third oldest child of George and Maryanna Kot. The family moved to the farm west of McTaggart when she was four. She grew up with her six brothers and four sisters. At the age of eight, she started school at Muckamore, a mile west of the home place. She took her Grade 8 in McTaggart. After leaving school, she worked for various neighbors helping with household chores and she also worked at home with her parents. Rose could pretty much handle every job on the farm-from looking after her younger brothers and sisters to working in the field for her father where she drove as many as eight horses. On April 22, 1940 she married John George Schmidt from McTaggart, SK. They farmed in the Tagg School District and also worked for John Vogel, mom's brother-in-law. In 1942, they bought the farm east of Trossachs and lived there until 1953 when they moved to Trossachs and farmed from town. They raised cattle, horses, pigs and chickens and Rose always had a big garden to help keep food on the table. Mom and dad also liked to travel in their retirement years. They went to Alaska and down the west coast traveling by bus. In 1976, they bought a new car and traveled to Ohio and on down the east coast to Florida through Texas and over to New Mexico and back home. They also had one plane trip to Winnipeg in 1976 to attend the Woman's Canadian Curling Championship in which their daughter, Delores was curling in. Mom was a hard working housewife who kept a garden, milked cows, made her own butter, baked the best homemade bread ever and made sausage, homemade noodles and canned food. She did all her own sewing and made clothes for herself and the kids until she was well into her late 70's on her old Singer treadle sewing machine. When she was younger she crocheted and knitted and in her later years she saved all the old wool socks and made quilts for all of the grandchildren. When it came time to cook she always made more than enough and if you left the table hungry it was your own fault. One of her favorite things was to ask you if you wanted some more while she was dumping it on your plate, so you had no choice but to eat it. No one was ever turned away at meal time and many a salesman left the house with a full stomach but usually never made a sale on whatever he was selling. When Rose made up her mind she was going to do a certain task you had better get our of her way or better yet, just help her because otherwise, she would work right over top of you and never quit until she was done. Rose was a caring wife, mother and grandmother who lived for her family, and often went without things just so that others could have something. She was definitely not a selfish person. Rose and John had four children: Delores, Reginald, Garnet and Randy. All of them grew up and lived not too far from home. Reg passed away in 1971 from cancer. This was a pretty hard blow to mom but she was able to deal with it as she had her special way of handling things like that. It was the same when dad died. Rose always loved to look after the grandchildren and spoiled them all with lots of candy and food, clothes and love and attention. After dad's death in 1990 mom lived at home in Trossachs with Garnet and in 1996 she moved into Bison Manor and lived there until moving to the Weyburn Special Care home. She recovered fully from two major surgeries in the fall of 2005. She continued to live at the home where the staff always gave her lots of attention. Rose was predeceased by her parents, George and Marianna Kot; in-laws John and Margaret Schmidt; husband, John George Schmidt; son, Reginald; sisters: Mary Vogel and her husband, John, Annie Azevado and her husbands John (Bud) McGough and Manual Azevado; sisters-in-law: Rose Vogel (Max), Renee Ortman and husbands Joseph Schmidt and Jacob Ortman, Helen Schmidt, Anna Meek and Bridget Kot; her brothers: John S. Kot, Gregory and his wife, Adella; and her brothers-in-law: Frank, Stephan and Philip Schmidt, David Propp, John Bauer and Joe Schmidt. She is survived by her daughter, Delores (Dean) Miller of Weyburn; two sons, Garnet of Trossachs and Randy (Lenna) of Yellow Grass; six grandchildren: Deanne Miller-Jones (Dennis Jones) of Trossachs, Jaime Miller (Pam Kwochka) of Weyburn, John Miller (Roxanne) of Calgary, Robert and Jason Schmidt, both of Medicine Hat, AB and David Martel of Regina; seven great-grandchildren: Lyndee, Brennen, Adrian, Taylor, Jaedon, Tyler and Jordan; her sisters: Caroline Bauer, Veronicy Soltys (Russel); her brothers: Louis, Frank, Joe (Corrine) and Philip; her sisters-in-law: Betty Propp, Margaret Lazurko (Steve), and Helen Kot; her brothers-in-law, William Schmidt and Charlie Meek; several nieces, nephews, great great and great great great nieces and nephews also. Prayers were held at 7:30 p.m. on Thursday, August 17 from RD Family Funeral Chapel, Weyburn with Father Gerry Bauche celebrant. The Funeral Mass was held on Friday, August 18 at 10:00 a.m. from St. Vincent de Paul Roman Catholic Church, Weyburn with Father Gerry Bauche celebrant. The Active Pallbearers were her grandsons and great grandsons: Jaime Miller, John Miller and Adrian Miller, Robert Schmidt and Jason Schmidt, David Martel and Brennen Jones. Interment followed at Green Acres Memorial Gardens, Weyburn.
- Rose (nee Gaab). On Thursday, December 25th, 2008, Rose Schmidt of Weyburn, SK passed away at the age of 95 years. Rose was predeceased by her parents, Anton and Amelia (nee Reis) Gabb, three brothers: Thomas, George and Rudolf; one sister, Betty Kot; sisters-in-law, Ann, Ruth and Amelia Gaab; brothers-in-law, John Klatt, John Kot, John A. Kot, Dan Slawson and Elbie Ford; son, Ron in 1989 and by her husband of 47 years, Nicholas "Nick" Schmidt in 1991. Rose will be lovingly remembered by her daughter, Darlene (Kenneth) Freimark of Mannville, AB and grandson Keneth (KJ) of Lloydminster, AB, step granddaughter, Suzanne Freimark and her daughters, Jennifer and Nicole of Lloydminster; two brothers: Peter (Rose) Gaab and Joseph (Dorothy) Gaab of Weyburn; three sisters: Susanna Klatt, Barbara Kot of Weyburn and Eva Ford of Claresholm, AB; sister-in-law, Millie (Ernie) Robertson of Edmonton, AB; and numerous nieces and nephews. Rose was born in June, 1913, the oldest of ten children. She helped her mom make meals for everyone and became an awesome cook herself. Rose worked away from home for a few years for Dr. Brimacombe and then met Nick Schmidt. They were married in October, 1944. They rented a farm West of Weyburn for years and then eventually bought it. They decided to bless two children by adopting them, a girl, Darlene and a boy, Ron. Rose and Nick grain farmed and raised cattle and chickens. Both Rose and Nick milked at least five cows by hand twice a day, everyday. They sold cream and every Saturday went to town and sold eggs and cream to all of her customers. Rose and Nick always butchered and cut up their own beef and a pig at the same time. They made their own sausage and it was the best in the whole country. Rose always had a huge garden on the farm and she froze or canned or pickled everything. She always got lots of fruit and canned it too. Rose hauled the grain from the field at harvest and she could back any truck up, she was good at it. Rose shoveled grain and hauled meals to the field, the lady was always busy. In the winter, Rose kept herself busy, besides helping milk cows, etc. she loved sewing and sewed all the kids clothes and her own. She also enjoyed knitting and crocheting and was always baking bread and buns and made her own butter She was always busy doing something, no matter what time of year. In 1971 when Nick's mother passed away, Rose and Nick decided to move to town and live in her house. They did some renovations and painted before moving in. They sold the cattle and got rid of the chickens and only were grain farmers. Nick still farmed and drove back and forth every day, Rose going with him when he needed help. She still had a fairly big garden in town and kept up with her canning, freezing and baking. In town, Rose got involved with more activities. On the farm she was in the sewing circle and still kept that up for years. She was also a member of St. Mary's Alter Society and Rose and Nick loved working at the Catholic Hall for lunches and banquets. Rose loved to go to Bingo at the Catholic Hall and she enjoyed having people in to play cards. They loved to socialize with people. Then the worst that can happen to parents, Ron passed away on August 8th, 1989. Parents are not supposed to bury a child before them and that really hurt Rose and Nick, they took it very hard. Nick became ill in 1990 and in the Spring of 1991 he quit farming and rented the land out. Nick passed away in October of 1991 and Rose stayed in the house on Government Road as long as she could. When her legs started to give her problems and she could no longer go up and down stairs, she sold the house and moved into Bison Manor. She loved it there for she was surrounded by people and there was always something to do. Before Rose moved into Bison Manor she gave up driving and that bothered her for it took a lot of her independence away. Then Rose's legs were getting worse and she was falling in her apartment and couldn't get up, so there was no way she could stay alone anymore. Rose was not happy, but had to move to a nursing home. She got into the Weyburn Special Care Nursing Home and that was the best thing that happened to her. Everyone there gave her the best care and there were plenty of things for her to do there. In the Nursing Home she could still do the most important thing in her life which was talking on the telephone. She loved phoning everyone and getting phone calls totally made her day. She was a very busy, social person. Besides Nick, the most important thing in her life was family and she loved them all and being involved in their lives and their families. Friends came next and she would help anyone out when she could. Finally, God decided to take her home so she can do all the things she loves again and to be with Nick again. God took home another hard worker and great person. The funeral mass was held Saturday, January 3rd at 1:00 p.m. from St. Vincent de Paul Roman Catholic Church, Weyburn with Father Gerry Bauche officiating. Interment followed in Green Acres Memorial Gardens, Weyburn. The Active Pallbearers were: Warren Gaab, Jeff Gaab, Dale Gabb, Hank Klatt, Walter Kot and David Kot.
- Rose Marie (nee Melle). On Thursday, April 8, 1999 Rosie Marie Schmidt, late of Weyburn, passed away at Weyburn Special Care Home at the age of 92 years. Predeceased by her parents, Joseph and Emerance Melle; her husband, Jacob Schmidt in 1978; two sons: Joseph and William; two sons in infancy; and one granddaughter, Theresa. Rosie is survived by her children: Anton (Irene) Schmidt of Weyburn; Jacob (Audrey) Schmidt of Lethbridge, AB; Veronica Zorn of Creston, BC; Catherine (Maurice) Greer of Weyburn; Edward (Joyce) Schmidt of Cochrane, AB; Paul (Gertrude) Schmidt of Wetaskiwin, AB; Evelyn (Don) Corbin of Weyburn; Ann (Russ) Turner of Calgary; and Ralph (Sonia) Schmidt of Minton; two daughters-in-law: Helen Schmidt of Sechelt, BC and Verla Schmidt of Lethbridge; 42 grandchildren; 82 great grandchildren; one great great grandchild; as well as numerous nieces and nephews. Rosie was born in Tulsia, Romania on August 24, 1906. She came to Canada in 1913 with her family. She was raised on a farm and had to help clear the rocks on the farmland. She married Jacob Schmidt in Plentywood, Mont. on January 15, 1924. They lived on a farm in Minton then moved into the village of Minton in 1949. They celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary in 1974. In 1985 she moved to Weyburn and lived in Bison Manor, Legion Towers and also Weyburn Special Care Home. Rosie enjoyed gardening, hooking rugs, quilting, canning and caring for her grandchildren. She was very interested in her church activities, and was a lifetime member of the C.W.L. in Minton and Weyburn. She loved visiting and playing cards with her friends. She was very involved in caring for her sick friends, keeping her family and friends company and visiting and giving them strong Christian support. Rosie travelled to the Holy Land in 1986 where she accomplished riding a camel. Over the last 15 years she attended three family reunions with all her children, grandchildren and great grandchildren. Prayers were said Sunday, April 11 at 7:30 p.m. from Fletcher Funeral Chapel, Weyburn, with Father Francis Hengen presiding. The funeral mass was held Monday, April 12 at 10:30 a.m. from St. Vincent de Paul Roman Catholic Church, Weyburn, with Father Francis Hengen celebrant. Interment followed at Chapel Grove Cemetery, Minton. All those in attendance were considered to be honorary pallbearers. The active pallbearers were Cheryll Meredith, Randy Uytterhagen, Brent Schmidt, Brenda Saboe, Kevin Uytterhagen and Todd Schmidt.
- Roy Joseph Schmidt, late of Weyburn, passed away April 22, 2003 in his 72nd year. Roy was born March 2, 1931 in Bengough, to Tony and Margaret Schmidt. He attended school to grade nine at the country school at Bengough. Took a diesel mechanic course in Edmonton, AB in 1951. Roy worked on the family farm at Bengough, working in the garage with his dad overhauling motors on cars and tractors. He lived in Weyburn from 1955 to 1960. He married Ruby Aitken on June 28, 1955 in Weyburn. They then moved to Swift Current in 1960. In 1961 he worked at Sask Power as control room operator, then transferred to Estevan in 1973 and worked with Sask Power until 1976. They then moved to Weyburn where he worked at TS&M Oilfield Supply working on bottom hole pumps until he retired in 1996. Roy loved to spend time in his garage and inventing ways to make yard work easier and simpler. For example: a lawn dethatcher that hooked on the front of a lawn mower and he also made his own wood lathe. Roy belonged to the St. Peter's Lutheran Church in Estevan, Mt. Calvary Lutheran Church in Swift Current where he sang in the choir. Roy and Ruby celebrated their 25th and 40th wedding anniversaries. They enjoyed trips to the Cayman Islands where they enjoyed visiting their daughter and family, taking camping trips with the bus and then the motorhome with the children, grandchildren and Lloyd and Louise. Enjoyed the trip to Alaska, a place he always wanted to visit. Roy was predeceased by his parents: Tony and Margaret Schmidt; a daughter: Jacqueline Schmidt; two sisters: Doreen Preston and one in infancy; a sister-in-law: Louise Schmidt; his father-in-law; James Aitken. Roy is survived by his wife: Ruby Schmidt of 48 years; his three daughters: Chrystal (James) Hartley, Janice (Gerry) Alexander, Cheryl (Chris) Kellett; seven grandchildren, two great grandsons; brothers: Ronald (Rose) Schmidt, Lloyd Schmidt; sister: Shirley (Joe) Honig; mother-in-law: Ruth Aitken; brother-in-law: Marvin (Lucille) Aitken; as well as several nieces and nephews. Funeral service was held on Saturday, April 26 at 2:00 p.m. from Zion Lutheran Church, Weyburn, with Pastor Peter Walker officiating. The eulogy was given by Brandon Tichkowsky. Interment followed in Green Acres Memorial Gardens, Weyburn. Active pallbearers were Jim Hartley, Gerry Alexander, Chris Kellett, Glenn Swenson, Alvin Swenson, Dennis Schmidt. He was a wonderful husband, father, grandfather, great grandfather, brother, uncle and friend. He will be deeply missed by everyone.
- Werner William. On Friday, March 10, 2000, Werner William Schmidt, late of Weyburn, passed away at the age of 65 years. Werner was born January 7, 1935 in Weyburn. He was predeceased by his mother and father, Bernard and Wanda Schmidt. He attended Haig School and the Weyburn Collegiate. Upon his completion of high school he received his certificate as a registered psychiatric nurse from the Sask. Training School. When the school moved its training centre to Moose Jaw, Werner transferred to Moose Jaw. After a number of years he returned to work at the Sask. Mental Hospital in Weyburn. In 1967 he took a leave of absence from nursing to train for a career as a florist. He returned to Weyburn and opened Floral Arts Centre with Margaret Hamilton. After Margaret left the business, he continued on his own but found it too difficult for one person. He closed the shop and returned to nursing at the Weyburn Psych Centre until his retirement in 1987. At this time Werner's creative abilities came to light. He became interested in stained glass and took a class in Regina. From this point on Werner's creative energy knew no bounds. Friends and family proudly own pieces of his work. He loved a challenge in his art work and was always looking for a new ladder to climb. His yard and garden were his pride and joy. A common sight was to see him at your door with a bouquet of flowers or a bunch of fresh vegetables. He set his sight on a goal and quietly accomplished it to his own very high standards. Aside from all these accomplishments his love for his family came first and foremost. He will be greatly missed. He leaves to mourn his sisters: Edith Krueger of Weyburn; Gertrude Jackson of Penticton, BC; and Betty Schmidt of Weyburn; brothers Alfred (Fran) Schmidt of Kelowna, BC; Lucien (Mary) Schmidt of Moose Jaw; Eugene (Bubbins) Schmidt of Weyburn; and Erick (Susan) Schmidt of Weyburn; and numerous nieces and nephews. Funeral service was held Thursday, March 16, at 2:00 p.m. from Fletcher Funeral Chapel, Weyburn, with Pastor Ron Bestvater officiating. Interment to follow at a later date. All those in attendance were considered honorary pallbearers.
- Guy, late of Weyburn, passed away Sunday September 12, 2010 at the age of 80 years. He was predeceased by his parents, Ralph and Mary Schnell, his brother, James Schnell, his sister, Audrey Schnell. Guy is survived by his brother, Lee (Irene) Schnell, Osoyoos, BC, Maureen (Stan) Pielak, Langley, BC, thirteen nieces and nephews, sister-in-law, Cecil Schnell, Montmartre, great great niece, Neala Manning (daughter of Amy Manning, grandchild to Thomas Schnell), along with many friends. Guy was born at Estevan on October 10, 1929. He was a member of the Sacred Heart Roman Catholic Church in Torquay as well as attending St. Vincent de Paul Roman Catholic Church in Weyburn. Guy farmed all of his life and enjoyed gardening and fishing with his nephew and friends. Funeral mass was held on Saturday September 18 at 11:00 a.m. from the Sacred Heart Roman Catholic Church, Torquay, with father Con Lucey celebrant. Interment followed at Torquay Cemetery, Torquay. Honorary pallbearers were Bryan Pielak and Thomas Schnell.
- Evelyn Doris (nee Heebner), late of Weyburn, passed away on October 19, 2002 at the age of 74. Predeceased by her parents, Adolphe and Anne Heebner, Evelyn is survived by her husband Martin Scholp; daughter, Cynthia (Phillip) Scholp-Uhrich; son, Mark (Bonita) Scholp; four grandchildren, Angela (Todd) Hastings, Justin Uhrich, Joshua Scholp and Aaron Scholp; two great grandchildren, Cole and Natalie Hastings; one brother, Raymond (Dolly) Heebner; two sisters, Edna Jennings and Arvella (Lloyd) Soroka; as well as numerous nieces and nephews. Evelyn was born on July 9, 1928 on a farm 2 miles east of McTaggart on the S.E. 1/4 of 16-09-15 West of 2. She began her formal education at McTaggart, then on to North Weyburn School, and finished her schooling at Weyburn Collegiate Institute. She later took Psych Nursing at the Saskatchewan Hospital in Weyburn. Her early years were spent on the family farm helping her parents and getting little Shorty and his cart to take her and her siblings back and forth to school. Evelyn's faith also played a large part in her life. At an early age she attended Sunday School regularly, and spent most Saturdays in Weyburn at Confirmation and Luther League. In 1942 Martin and Evelyn met. In 1946 they were engaged, and married on April 4, 1948 at Zion Lutheran, in Weyburn. They started their family in 1951 with the arrival of Cynthia Joy. Six years later Mark Gregory completed their family. Their first residence was in Evelyn's aunt's basement. They soon built a house on 5th Street in Weyburn. In 1952, Martin and Evelyn purchased the N1/2 of 04-07-14 West of 2 where they resided until they retired in 1983 to 10 McGillvary Bay, Weyburn. Martin had to build one more house and in 1990 they moved into 60 Prairie Ave. where Evelyn lived until her passing. Martin and Evelyn spent their winters at Sun Life in Mesa, Arizona. Evelyn was involved in many community and church organizations. These included teaching Sunday School and Vacation Bible School, Church Circle, and prayer groups. She was an active 4-H Homecraft Leader and judge. She was also involved with the Weyburn Agricultural Society, Royal Purple, South Weyburn Free and Easy, Weyburn Artists Workshops, Hilltop Painters, Weyburn Genealogy Society, and Womens Institute to mention a few. Evelyn had many hobbies and interests too numerous to mention. A funeral service was held on Tuesday, October 22, 2002 at 2:00 p.m. from Zion Lutheran Church, Weyburn, with Pastor Peter Walker officiating. Interment followed at Green Acres Memorial Gardens, Weyburn. Active pallbearers were Justin Uhrich, Joshua Scholp, Aaron Scholp, Dwight Soroka, David Soroka, and Paul Heebner. Evelyn's family life was very important to her. She took great pride in her grandchildren and great grandchildren. No visit was ever long enough. She will be sadly missed by all who knew her.
- Martin Chris Scholp, late of Weyburn passed away on September 3, 2012 at the age of 89. Martin was predeceased by his wife Evelyn; parents, Christof and Rebecca; sisters, Martha Scholpp, Bertha Mang, and Rosie Dorwart, brother, John and a sister in infancy. Martin is survived by his daughter, Cynthia (Phil) Uhrich and their children; Angela (Todd) Hastings and children, Cole and Natalie; Justin (Alexis) Uhrich and children, Daemon and Justin; Martin’s son, Mark (Bonita) Scholpp and their children; Joshua (Lori) Scholpp and children Eric and Landon; Aaron (Jenny) Scholpp; sisters-in-law Edna Jennings, and Arvella (Lloyd) Soroka; brother-in-law Raymond (Dolly) Heebner; as well as numerous nieces and nephews. Martin was born on April 29, 1923 in Cogealac, Romania. His family immigrated to Canada in 1928 when Martin was five years old where they settled on a farm in the Bateman District. Martin attended Simonson School and later Obthrope School in the Glen Bain area. He was always a fussy student wanting to get all his work right. His fondest memories were his track and field accomplishments. Martin attended and was confirmed at St. Boswells Lutheran Church in the Glen Bain area. Because of his father’s death, Martin had to quit school to help support his mother doing any work he could get. He worked on many farms in the area and in 1942 when his sister Rosie and her family moved to Weyburn, he came with them remaining in the Weyburn area where he began working on the construction of the Weyburn Airport. After its completion, Martin found employment as a farmhand which led him to work on the farm of his future in-laws, Adolph and Annie Heebner. Martin later worked in the construction field, choosing carpentry as his trade. He worked for several construction businesses before starting his own cabinet and carpet instillation business, but, he always farmed along with his jobs in town. Martin married Evelyn Heebner in 1948 and built their first home on 5th Street in Weyburn. In 1952 they purchased land south of Weyburn, began farming, and raised their family on the farm until they retired in 1983 to Weyburn. Martin had to build one more house, and in 1990 they moved into 60 Prairie Ave., where he resided until his passing. Family, farming and carpentry were his passions. He also enjoyed many years of traveling both with his young family and later with Evelyn and friends. They spent many winters in their home at Mesa, Arizona. Martin was involved in many community and church organizations. These included Weyburn Agricultural Society, Elks, South Weyburn Community Centre, and Zion Lutheran Church. Playing his harmonica at church and with different senior groups kept him very busy. Gardening, drawing, oil painting, and wood carving were other interests that kept Martin busy in his golden years. A funeral service was held on Thursday, September 6 at 2:00 pm from Zion Lutheran Church, Weyburn with Marj McLeod officiating. Interment followed at Green Acres Memorial Gardens, Weyburn. Active pallbearers were Justin Uhrich, Joshua Scholpp, Aaron Scholpp, Todd Hastings, Mark Scholpp, and Phil Uhrich
- Gunter Ernst "Ted", of Weyburn, went to be with His Lord on September 14 at the age of 79 years. He was predeceased by his parents Karl and Kathe Scholz, brother Karl-Heinz Scholz and sister Lieselotte Scholz and two brothers-in-law. Loving husband of Inge for 51 years. Cherished father and grandfather of daughter Angela (Bernd) Manz, Grande Prairie, AB and their children Kirsten, Joren, Karina and Joel, son Karsten Scholz, daughter-in-law Kandis, Weyburn and their children Kolton and Chase. He also leaves to mourn his sister-in-law, Giela Scholz, his nephews Bernd Scholz and Gerd Scholz and family, as well as numerous brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law all of Germany. Gunter was born in Kiel, Germany on March 9, 1932, living through WW2 as a young child. He immigrated to Canada in 1954. Gunter worked farming and logging jobs to purchase his first quarter section of land. Because his coworkers could not pronounce his first name, he soon acquired his nickname Ted. In 1960, Ted travelled to Germany to return with his fiancee Inge Ostendorf and they were married a month later on September 17. Ted worked during the week on the railroad and he and Inge farmed on weekends. In 1962 Ted decided a change was in order and took a vacation from the railroad to work on the oil rigs. He never looked back. In 1985 he started Bounty Oilwell Servicing and enjoyed many years of hard work and comradary in the oil industry. Even after his retirement in 1994, he kept track of and had a keen interest in the oil patch through his son. Family was what life was about for Ted and he always made time with family a priority. He cherished his grandchildren. Ted loved the outdoors, fishing, boating, time in his garden at the farm, carpentry and pottery. His smile, sense of humour and cheerful attitude touched the lives of those around him. Special thanks to the doctors and nurses of MPICA Regina General, for their compassion and professionalism. Prayers will be held on Tuesday, September 20, 2011 at 7:30 p.m. from RD Family Funeral Chapel, Weyburn, SK. Funeral Service will be held on Wednesday, September 21, 2011 at 2:00 p.m. from Zion Lutheran Church, Weyburn, SK with Pastor Dennis Hall and Pastor Michael Harder, officiating. Interment to follow at Green Acres Memorial Gardens, Weyburn, SK. Honourary pallbearers will be all in attendance.
- Antonius "Tom" Schouten passed away at the Calgary Foothills Medical Center, on Friday, February 25, 2011 at the age of 81. Beloved husband of Petronella (Nelly) for 56 years. Dearly loved father of Theo (Ted) Schouten (Barbara Bienias) of Santa Monica, California, Ramona Kroeker (Kelly and their sons Brady and Landon) of North Battleford and Kevin Schouten (Rosanne Drescher and their son Kyle) of Calgary, AB. Predeceased by his father and mother (Theodore 1991 and Elizabeth 1968) and brother Willy (2006). Tom was born in Nijmegen, The Netherlands in 1929, got married to Nelly Van Betuw of Arnhem, The Netherlands in 1954 and immigrated to Weyburn in Canada in 1957. For the next 30 years Tom and Nelly raised their three children and established their lives in a new country. In 1988 they moved to Vancouver and for the next 20 years they enjoyed their retirement in a warmer climate. In 2009, Tom and Nelly made the decision to begin the next phase of their lives in Calgary in order to be closer to their family. Shortly after Christmas, Tom became ill and was admitted to the hospital. While he fought valiantly, with the support of Nelly and the hospital staff, who tended to his needs over the past two months, he died peacefully in his sleep. Tom was a good man who had a strong will and beliefs. At his request there will be no funeral, but a celebration of his life will be held later this year.
- Albert Emil. On Saturday, October 20, 2007, Albert Emil Schultz, late of Weyburn, passed away at the Radville Marian Health Centre, at the age of 79 years. Albert was predeceased by his loving wife, Agnes in 1995; parents, Emil and Ottilia; seven sisters: Lydia (George) Mogensen, Elsa (Jacob) Rawlings, Zelma (Raymond) Marllow, Georgia, Martha (Ralph) Castonova, Agatha (Jack) Heckathorn, and Erika (Nathan) Lappin; one nephew, Harry Schultz. Albert will be lovingly remembered by his four children, Elda Haug of Weyburn, Dwayne (Diana) Schultz of Weyburn, Elizabeth (Ron) Santin of Edmonton, AB and Lillian (Dale) Millar of Weyburn; nine grandchildren: Trent (Kara), Tennile and Kirsten (Jerrod) Haug of Calgary, AB, Dallas (Crystal) and Danielle (Anthony) Schultz of Weyburn, Anthony and Nadine Santin of Edmonton, AB and Brittany and Jonathan Millar of Weyburn; great grandchildren: Ayden, Kaedee and Liv; sisters, Bonnie Ruth (Bernard) Schultz and Erika (Nathan) Lappin; brothers, Rubin (Ruth Louise), Herbert (Velma) and Alexander (Kathleen), and 22 nieces and nephews. Albert was born June 13, 1928 at Verwood, the 11th child of 12 living born to Emil and Ottilia Schultz. His parents were German immigrants who farmed to provide for their family. After moving back and forth to Ontario, the family settled on a farm west of Halbrite in 1946. Albert helped his father farm with the use of horses. They slowly switched to tractors. Albert bought the farm from his father in 1952. He married Agnes Forberg Salte on October 30, 1953 at Trinity Lutheran Church in Torquay, and they lived with his parents on the farm. The marriage was blessed with four children, Elda, Dwayne, Elizabeth and Lillian, each who learned strong work ethics and Christian values from both parents. Agnes and Albert had many friends and relatives in Torquay and Midale, but their social life evolved around Zion Lutheran Church in Weyburn. Both taught for many years in Sunday School and Confirmation. Albert always volunteered to maintain the church, the Midale Bible Camp and served on congregational council. When his parents retired to Weburn, Albert farmed the home section and purchased another section in the following years. He kept a herd of 60 polled Hereford breeding stock and 20 Yorkshire brood sows. He also committed to many community affairs, serving on the Halbrite Regional School Board, director on the Grand Bend Telephone Co., Vice President of the local Wheat Pool and the E.L.C.I.C. Bible Camp board. Throughout the years, Agnes said his only vacation from work was his hunting trips with Ferdy and Gus, and later with Dwayne, Glenn and many others. Sunday outings were spent meeting friends and relatives at Mainprize Regional Park or at the Bible Camp for picnics and baseball games. In 1976, Agnes became ill and was diagnosed as having cancer of the spine. In 1978, Albert came down with fibromyalgia, and the doctor told him to quit farming and find a lighter job, which he did. He worked for Canada Post for eight years and retired in 1987. Albert, Agnes and Lillian moved into Weyburn right beside the church after a large farm auction, and they enjoyed travelling to visit far away relatives and friends across the U.S.A. and Canada. Albert was quite musically inclined, playing several instruments by ear including the piano. He learned to type using a word processor, and put together 300 "Praise and Inspiration" gospel hymn word books, along with four larger books with corresponding music for his church. As manager of the "Gospel Singers" he sang in five Care Homes twice a month in Weyburn and Midale, singing with this group who are now in their 23rd year Praising the Lord in Word and Song. His memory will live on through this ministry. Funeral service was held Thursday, October 25 at 2:00 p.m. from Zion Lutheran Church, Weyburn, with Pastor Martin Olson officiating, and Marjorie McLeod, Congregational Lay Assistant. The Gospel Singers accompanied by Helen Flaaten sang "There's a Wideness in God's Mercy." Interment followed in Green Acres Memorial Gardens, Weyburn. The pallbearers were his grandchildren: Trent Haug, Kirsten Haug, Brittany Millar, Jonathon Millar, Dallas Schultz and Danielle Schultz.
- Alma. On Saturday, July 15, 2000, Alma Schultz passed away in the Weyburn General Hospital. Alma resided in the Weyburn Special Care Home for the past two years. She was predeceased by her parents: William and Bertha Schultz; two sisters: Olga Schultz and Gunda Busch; two nephews: Allan Busch and Lawrence Schultz; a sister-in-law: Frieda Schultz; and two brothers-in-law: Val Busch and Alex Borys. She is survived by her two brothers: Leon (Neva) Schultz, Weyburn; Wes (Ruby) Schultz, Weyburn; and one sister: Lydia Borys, Weyburn; two special nieces: (Carol) Ron Borys and Janet (Fred) Beck-Trofimenkoff, both of Weyburn; other nieces and nephews: Doreen (Laverne) Skolney, Regina; Gordon (Debbie) Busch, Weyburn; Pat (Bonnie) Borys, Regina; Phil (Diane) Borys, Weyburn; Bonnie (Pete) Borys-Bresee, Calgary; and Bev (Calvin) Hill, Regina; and numerous great nieces and nephews. Alma was born in Yellow Grass on January 14, 1920. She attended Kilmarnock and Colfax schools. After graduating from high school she went to work in Regina. She worked at the Assiniboia Club for many years; the Deluxe Florists; and the Plains Hotel. Later she worked at Indian Head at the Orange Benevolent Society as a nanny for many children and also looking after senior citizens in Regina. After cremation, a family graveside service took place on Thursday, July 27, with Pastor Ron Bestvater officiating at the Hillcrest Cemetery
- Carl. On Monday, May 27, 2005, Carl Schultz, late of Weyburn, passed away at the Weyburn General Hospital at the age of 87 years. Predeceased by his parents, Anna and Stefan Schultz; brothers: Max, John, Stephen, Peter and Frank; sisters: Mary Becker, Gertrude Schultz, Betty Blythe, Margaret Brons and Mamie Uniache. Carl is survived by his loving wife of 55 years, Helen Schultz of Weyburn; seven children: Larry (Donna) Schultz of Saskatoon; Bryan (Maureen) Schultz of Weyburn; Kevin (Corrie) Schultz of Weyburn; Mark (Shawna) Schultz of Regina; Carla Schultz of Rockglen; Garth (Cynthia) Schultz of Oxford, Michigan; and Tim (Nancy) Schultz of North Battleford; grandchildren: Rachel, Matthew, Alex, kaley, Vicky, Evan, Sydney, Nolan, Spencer, Rayna, Emma, Jadon, Audren, Elise, Amy and Chloe Schultz; sisters: Lynn Pare, Ann Thibault, Helen Campbell; as well as numerous nieces, nephews, relatives and friends. Carl Schultz was born July 1, 1917 on the family farm West of McTaggart, N.W.-14-9-16-W2. He had five brothers and eight sisters. He helped out on the family farm and took his schooling to grade 9, then when he was 65 he got his G.E.D. (Grade 12) because after his youngest son, Tim graduated, Carl didn't want to be the only one in the family without his grade 12. Carl served in the infantry in W.W.II from January 14, 1943 until he was discharged in March, 1946. He served with the Oxford Rifles at Prince George, BC and with the South Saskatchewan Regiment. Upon discharge from the army, Carl set out to farm on his own on a farm nine miles west of Weyburn, and he farmed that land until he retired into Weyburn in September, 1988. On June 21, 1949, Carl married Helen (Kot) at St. Joan of Arc Church in McTaggart. They lived on the farm where they raised a family of seven, until moving to Weyburn, where they lived at 1857 Coteau Ave. until his passing. Helen and Carl celebrated their 50th Wedding Anniversary in July of 1999. Carl was a member of St. Vincent de Paul Roman Catholic Church in Weyburn, where he served as Minister of Hospitality for many years. He was president of the Yeoman's Telephone Company, served on the local board of Sask. Wheat Pool, was a 4-H Beef leader, a member of the Knights of Columbus and was Grand Knight in 1960. Carl enjoyed reading, curling in his younger years, and tried his hand at golf. He was a fan of boxing, and was an avid bowler. He enjoyed music and singing. In his later years he enjoyed going to the senior centre to play snooker. Carl took great pride in his children's and grandchildren's achievements and in being able to provide a new home on the farm for his growing family. He was a quiet, honest man with integrity, and will be greatly missed by his family. Prayers were said Tuesday, May 31 at 6:00 p.m. from St. Vincent de Paul Roman Catholic Church, Weyburn. The funeral mass was held Wednesday, June 1 at 10:00 a.m. from St. Vincent de Paul Roman Catholic Church, Weyburn, with Father Gerry Bauche Celebrant. Interment followed in Hillcrest Cemetery, Weyburn. The pallbearers were his six sons. All those in attendance were considered honorary pallbearers.
- Elsie Emelia (nee Herman) passed away at Weyburn Special Care Home Sept. 20, 2000. Elsie was born on June 29, 1913 at home, at Woodley, SK. She was baptized in St. Lukes Lutheran Church at Woodley, by Pastor Rink. She was confirmed at St. Lukes Lutheran Church at Woodley by Pastor A. Krempin. Elsie received her education at Minard School in the Woodley District. At the age of 16 she moved to Winnipeg, where she worked for one year. She then returned to Woodley and worked on the Truxall's farm for two years, helping with the cooking. Elsie then moved to Weyburn to work in the Royal Hotel as a waitress. While living in Weyburn she started going to Zion Lutheran Church. One Sunday, while walking to church, the Schultz car stopped and gave her a ride. That was when she met her future husband, Bill Schultz. They courted for two years and were married on November 21, 1935, by Pastor Peter Mohr. In 1940, her first son, Garry, was born. Her second son, Garnet, was born in 1947. Elsie was a member of the Ladies Aid at Zion Lutheran Church, holding offices of president and treasurer. She also sang in the choir for many years. Elsie was a member of the Weyburn Agricultural Society, holding the position of Director for many years. She was also a member of the West Weyburn Homemakers Club. While raising two sons and helping Bill on the farm, Elsie worked as head cook at a number of restaurants in Weyburn. Her cooking reputation was very well known around Weyburn and area. Elsie's hobbies were making plaster of paris pictures, needlepoint pictures, baking and decorating cakes. She was very well known as a wedding and anniversary cake decorator, decorating over 300 cakes in her career. She also received many first prizes at the local fair for her decorated birthday cakes. In 1976, Elsie was predeceased by her husband, Bill (William). She continued to live on the farm until 1988 when she retired and moved into the city. She is predeceased by her husband, Bill (William); parents William and Matilda Herman; brothers Adolph, Henry and Benjamin; sisters Erna, Ursel and Olga Greb. Elsie leaves to mourn sons: Garry (Velda), Yorkton, Garnet (Linda), Weyburn; grandsons, Nelson Schultz, Saskatoon; Lyle Schultz, Medicine Hat, AB; Rodney Schultz, Weyburn; Arlin Schultz, Weyburn; sisters, Lydia Rink, Winnipeg; Helen Kaisler, Milwaukee; and numerous nieces and nephews.
- Herbert Donald. On Saturday, September 18, 2010, Herbert Donald Schultz passed away at Tatagwa View Long Term Care Facility in Weyburn at the age of 86 years. Herb was predeceased by his parents, Emil and Ottlie Schultz; brothers and sisters: Lydia, Agatha, Martha, Rubin, Ruth and Violet, Albert, Elsie and Zelma; his son, Harry and son-in-law, Dale Switzer. Herb is lovingly remembered by his wife of 62 years, Velma Schultz of Weyburn; his daughter, Brenda Switzer of London, ON; his grandson, Michael Switzer of London, ON; one brother, Alex (Kathleen) Schultz of White Rock, BC and one sister, Erika (Nathanial); and many nieces and nephews. Herbert Donald Schultz was born February 2, 1924 at Amaranth, MB. He was raised on the farm most of his life. The family moved from Amaranth to Verwood, then to Trossachs. For a short while they lived in Woodville, ON. Eventually they settled in Halbrite and continued to farm. Herb took his schooling to Grade 11 at the Halbrite school. He quit to work at the airport as a carpenter, doing construction of airport buildings, this was in 1940. Herb married Velma Byers on December 31, 1948 in Fort William, ON. They made their home in Weyburn where Herbert worked for many years for Swertz Bros. Construction as vice-president of commercial operations. He built pre-fab homes that were shipped to many parts of North America. He had building responsibilities in Saskatoon and Red Deer, AB. He retired at the age of 58 due to health issues. Herbert and Velma Schultz have lived in Weyburn for 62 years. Herb was involved with Zion Lutheran Church as an usher and also counting the offering. He was faithful in attendance and supporting the church work in the community. Herb loved gardening and attending to his flowers. He enjoyed reading and watching TV programs such as ‘Back to the Bible”. He enjoyed the outdoors and going hunting for deer, moose and ducks. He also enjoyed fishing. Anyone who knew Herbert remarked on how soft spoken and gentle he was. His brothers and sisters idolized and loved him for his kindness. He was a man of honesty and integrity. He was well respected amongst his peers. His children loved and honored him and his wife loved him with all her heart. Funeral services were held Thursday, September 23 at 2:00 p.m. from Fletcher Funeral Chapel, Weyburn with Pastor Martin Olson officiating. Organist was Helen Flaaten. The Active Pallbearers were: Marvin Martin, Gordon Button, Ted Scholz, Abe Van Winkoop, Lillian Schultz-Millar and Alda Haug.
- Gertrude Pauline (nee Zackrisson) Scovoranski passed away at the Weyburn General Hospital in the early morning hours of Tuesday, May 13, 2008 surrounded by the love of her family and friends, at the age of 66 years. Predeceased by her parents, Edward and Annie Zackrisson, one son, Steven Martin Scovoranski, a brother-in-law, Emil Porth, god children, niece and nephew, Brian and Glenda Porth. Pauline will be lovingly remembered by her son, Edward (Sandy) Scovoranski of Regina, granddaughters, Cassandra Shangraw and Renee Titheradge, great grandson, Cameron Titheradge, sisters: Edith Porth of Tribune and her children, Linda Porth and Sheila (Don) Dziendzielowski, Margaret (Tom) O'Donnell of Regina and their children, Deborah (Pat) Beach, Kimberely (Faron) Voss and Tanya O'Donnell, brother, John (Kay) Zackrisson of Regina and their daughter, Victoria Zackrisson; aunts, Gertrude Zackrisson and Elizabeth Ehrmantraut, as well as numerous great nieces and nephews, cousins, relatives and friends. Gertrude "Pauline" Zackrisson was born in Estevan on March 10, 1942 and after living on the family farm south of Tribune for a short time, she moved with her family to Regina in 1944. Pauline took her schooling from Grade 1 - 8 at St. Joseph's Catholic School in Regina where she was active in choir, baseball, Brownies, Girl Guides and Our Lady of Society Girls Group. She attended Balfour Technical School for Grades 9 and 10, following which she took a secretary course at Success Business College. When her Dad built Motel 385 in Weyburn, Pauline was hired as the Manager, a position that she held for 19 years. During this time she took a Hotel and Motel Management Course by correspondence, achieving the 3rd highest mark in Canada. While managing the Motel, she was active in the church choir, bowling, curling and badminton. Pauline married Robert Scovoranski on May 21, 1966 at Tribune and they had a family of two boys, Edward and their chosen son, Steven. The marriage ended in 1979. Steven passed away on May 9, 1985 as the result of an accident. Pauline was a wonderful cook and baker so when the motel was sold in 1981, she worked for several years at various Weyburn eating establishments sharing her talent and recipes. Patrons of the Elks, Trucker's Inn, the A&W and the Weyburn Curling Rink canteen in the early 80's will no doubt recall enjoying some of her goodies. In 1986, she started volunteering at Souris Valley Extended Care Centre with visiting the residents, assisting with the resident's sing-a-longs and writing for the volunteers in the "Snooper" monthly paper. In 1996, she received her 1,000 hour bar for her volunteering. Pauline struggled with the challenges of diabetes for many years. She was able to remain living in her own home with the assistance of many friends as caregivers until December of 2006 when she became a resident at Tatagwa View. Here she became involved in the many activities offered including floor curling, art classes, Bingo, Bunko and other card games. She was a founding member and conductor of Tatagwa View's Resident's Choir and served as House One's representative as well as vice-president of the Resident's Council. She loved the companionship of her fellow residents and the wonderful staff. Pauline enjoyed writing poetry and had 3 poems published. In 1990 she was awarded the Golden Award in the United States for her poetry. As a special gift to her nieces and other special people in her life, she combined her love of poetry and cooking by compiling a cookbook of her favorite recipes with a personalized poem for the book's recipient. Pauline was a member of St. Vincent de Paul Roman Catholic Church where she was a member of the choir and served as a Eucharistic minister to the shut-ins of the parish until her own declining health made it difficult to do so. As a member of the CWL, Pauline was in charge of passing on birthday wishes to the members. She always looked forward to visiting with them on their special day and likewise, the members looked forward to her call. She served on a number of phoning committees for the parish including assisting with the organizing of funeral lunches. When health challenges limited her mobility the phoning committees and activities such as making Pro-Life ribbons kept her involved and occupied her time. She served as secretary for the Diabetic Chapter in Weyburn, phoning person for the Compassionate Friends from Regina, secretary for the Voice of People with Disabilities (Weyburn Chapter), was a member of the Kinsmen Seniors and Multicultural Society. She was a founding member of the Grief Support Group in Weyburn. She was always selling tickets for one organization or another. Pauline was a huge Elvis Presley fan. She had every one of his albums, had seen all of his movies, most of them several times and Elvis memorabilia decorated her home. Friends and family were always on the lookout for anything "Elvis" for her. Her hobbies were crocheting, doing various crafts, jigsaw puzzles and Word Find books. She enjoyed playing Bingo and various card games. Her family and special friends looked forward to receiving some of Pauline's special cookies each Christmas. She never forgot other people's special occasions. She was always sending cards and letters and none of her family members considered their birthdays complete until they had received her phone call of best wishes. Pauline had a wonderful sense of humour and a smile for everyone. She loved jokes and was always ready with 'zingers' of her own. Throughout her life, Pauline made many, many friends and she will be lovingly missed and remembered by all. Prayers were said Friday, May 16, 2008 at 7:00 p.m. at St. Vincent de Paul Roman Catholic Church. The funeral mass was held Saturday, May 17 at 1:00 p.m. from St. Vincent de Paul Roman Catholic Church, Weyburn with Father Gerry Bauche officiating. Interment followed in St. Mary's Cemetery, Tribune. Pallbearers were: Jim Maas, Ken Wagner, Matthew Fletcher, Reg Zackrisson, Steven Zackrisson, Brennan Zackrisson and Edward Fletcher. Honourary pallbearers were: Dennis Zackrisson, Donald Zackrisson, Ron Carlson, John Tuchscherer, Albert Ernst and Jerome Ernst.
- Edith Martha (nee Rose). On Saturday, April 28, 2001, Edith Martha Scott, late of Weyburn, passed away at the Weyburn General Hospital at the age of 79 years. Predeceased by her parents, Maurice and Annie Rose; her husband, Elon Scott; brother, George Rose; infant son Elton; brother-in-law, Dale Scott; sister-in-law, Arda Kuiper; two nephews: Travis Scott and Kevin Scott. Edith will be lovingly remembered by her three children: Sandra (Angus) Hamilton of Three Hills, AB; Brian (Janet) Scott of Estevan; and Sheila (Allan) Janke of Weyburn; grandchildren; Shannon, Trevor, Aaron, Cory, Ryan and Breanne and two great grandchildren: Ethan and Curtis; one sister, Phyllis Scott of Weyburn; sister-in-law, Hazel Rose of Weyburn; aunt and uncle, Lillian and Oscar Hall of Weyburn; and six nieces and nephews. Edith was born July 30, 1921 at Goodwater, the eldest of three children. She spent her childhood on her parents' farm, then later in Goodwater. She graduated from Goodwater school and attended Normal School in Regina in 1939. On August 23, 1942, Edith married Elon Scott at Colgate. They farmed south of Goodwater from 1942 to 1965, when they moved to Weyburn. Edith raised her family on the family farm and taught at Riverview and Patricia country school; Goodwater, Talmage and Haig Schools from 1940 to 1982 intermittently. She was a member of the Goodwater United Church, serving on the board, UCW executive, Sunday School teacher, and C.G.I.T., a member of Grace United Church where she served on the board; Wheatland Seniors Centre as a member of the executive, and a member of the Retired Teachers Association. She enjoyed her family and friends, community service, church, sewing, genealogy, travel, softball, bowling, shuffleboard and playing cards. Edith loved her family and had a caring nature. She will be remembered for her strength and gentle humor, a sweet lady. Funeral service was held Tuesday, May 1 at 2:00 p.m. from Grace United Church, Weyburn with Rev. Julia Sinclair officiating. Interment followed in Hillcrest Cemetery, Weyburn. All those in attendance were considered to be honorary pallbearers. The active pallbearers were: Milo Erickson, Ernie Lokken, Kim Oxelgren, Barry Allen, John McKenzie and Garry Mokelki. Members of the Retired Teachers and present teachers, formed an honour guard.
- Kathleen 'Kae' (nee Dean) late of Weyburn, passed away September 13, 2006 at the age of 92. She was predeceased by her husband Paul in 1993, five sisters, six brothers and all of her Sebok in-laws. Kae leaves to mourn her daughter, Paula (Stan) Runne of Weyburn; granddaughters: Lisa (Fred) Adams of Las Vegas, NV and Andrea Runne (Corey Fortner) of Regina; great grandchildren: Matthew and Caitlin Rose, Sean and Kyle Adams; sister Helen (Gus) Wingert of Regina, as well as cherished nieces and nephews. Kae (known to friends and family as "Dearie") and Paul owned and operated Vanity Dry Cleaners in Weyburn for 36 years before retiring. Loving, kind, caring and giving are a few words that could be used to describe Dearie, but she also had a deep inner strength which allowed her to be determined, proud, hard working and certainly, independent. Her lifelong belief and practice of putting God and family first are a testament to the Christian upbringing and heritage that she received from her parents. A memorial service was held Tuesday, September 19 at the Calvary Baptist Church. Honourary pallbearers were the staff and residents of Eden Homes, Weyburn.
- Lois Lucinda Secord passed away peacefully at the Weyburn Special Care Home on Thursday, October 26th, 2006 in her 82nd year. Lois Was born July 24, 1924 to Hugh Secord and Elsie (nee Messer) who have predeceased her as well as a sister, Verl. Lois is survived by her sister, Margaret Jacobs of Regina; her niece, Judy (Cecil) Van De Sype and their children, Kelsey, Jessa and Shandi of Radville; nephews: Brent (Thea) Jacobs of Regina and Brad Jacobs of Estevan, as well as several cousins. The family would like to say a "Special Thank You" to the staff at the Weyburn Special Care Home for the compassionate care provided to Lois during the past three years. A Service of Remembrance was held on Saturday, November 4, at 2:00 p.m. from Fletcher Funeral Chapel, Weyburn, with Rev. John Ferrier officiating. All in attendance were considered honorary pallbearers. Interment followed at Hillcrest Cemetery, Weyburn.
- Edgar August Seghers passed away in Weyburn on Saturday, June 25, 2011 at the age of 88 years. Edgar was born in Fairlawn, Saskatchewan on April 21, 1923. He only attended school until Grade 4 when he was needed to help on the family farm. As a teen he worked with the thrashing teams and earned his living moving from farm to farm harvesting the fields. Edgar told stories of how he had to sleep in barns and eat poor food, of which there was never enough of. They expected those young men to work extremely hard on very little, for very little pay. At a young age Edgar enlisted in the army and served for five years. He trained in Calgary before being shipped overseas as part of the Princess Louise Fusiliers. Edgar saw action as a mortar man on the front lines in Greece, Italy, Belgium, Germany, France and Holland in WWII. He was one of the liberators of Holland where he met and fell in love with his wife of nearly 60 years Greta (Gretje). They were married on July 15, 1945. Edgar often commented that the war years were the best years of his life and that the friends he made in the field were the best friends he ever had. I am sure that would be so. After all you would become fast, loyal friends when your very survival depended on you trusting your brother in arms to watch each your backs. After Greta and Edgar came back to Canada they set up their first home on rented land on Dan Anderson’s farm, north of Tribune where Harmiena, Louise and Chuck were born. Later they moved to a farm near Colgate where Connie came along. Then finally in 1966 they moved to Grandpa Seghers farm south of Tribune where the happy accident happened, and Sonya was born. Edgar eventually bought his father’s place and farmed there until retirement in 1988. Edgar was an excellent farmer. His crops were the envy of all the neighbors. His fields were always clean of weeds, his crops were always number 1. And he always produced more bushels to the acre than his neighbors who were left scratching their heads wondering how he managed all this without the aid of fertilizer, herbicides or pesticides. Edgar was an organic farmer before there were organic farmers!! Edgar was a hard worker and spent many hard days and late nights tending to hay fields, crops, cattle and summer fallow. Our friends and neighbors all knew that they could call on Edgar at any time if they needed a hand with anything. Sonya remembers that Edgar often came in at noon for lunch and would watch the Flintstones. She thinks Edgar was a lot like Fred Flintstone. He would walk in the door and bellow “Greeeeeeta, I’m home. Where’s my lunch?” She loved that Edgar had enough kid in him to want to watch at least this one cartoon with (or without) his little girl. Edgar was a good farmer. He enjoyed farming for the most part, but he sure did look forward to retiring. He couldn’t wait to move into town. He had had enough. In 1988 Greta and Edgar finally moved into Weyburn. Although he was relieved to be in town, it didn’t take long for the boredom to settle in. Edgar walked many, many miles in town (and around the house!). He could often be seen out walking to the farm implement dealerships where he watched in amazement as the equipment seemed to get larger year after year. He was a humble man. He was never boastful, even about his successes. He was a good man. He truly loved his wife and was so proud of all of his children. He would never say it to their faces, but wouldn’t hesitate to say it to others. Perhaps he thought it would go to their heads! Although this is a sad time for his children, as now they are truly orphans. It is also a time of relief, gratitude and even – to a degree — joy. Relief that his suffering and decline is at an end. Gratitude for a life spent working hard to provide for his family. Joy in the fact that Edgar is free of earthly worries and decay and is now with the love of his life, who he has missed so much since her passing in 2004. Edgar was predeceased by his wife of 58 years, Greta Seghers; infant brother, Raymond Seghers; three brothers, Hubert, Hector and George Seghers; three sisters, Lodia Laselle, Louise Heinz and Ella Heywood; son-in-law, Leonard Anderson; brothers-in-law, Hart Laselle, Joe Heinz and Bill Heywood and sisters-in-law, Wilma, Mae and Mabel Seghers. He is survived by his children: Harmiena Thomas of Weyburn, SK, Louise Frank of Calgary, AB, Chuck (Barb) Seghers of Kinuso, AB, Connie (Gary) Pierce of Penhold, AB and Sonya (Leslie) Larson of Sundre, AB; grandchildren: Lisa (Vince) Cartier, Wanda (Dan) Kautzman, Anita (Chris) Douglas, Derek (Tash) Thomas, Victoria & Velvet Frank, Leah (Dale) Goodey, Lesley (Pat) Martell, Dustin Seghers, Jonah and Hannah Larson; 12 great grandchildren as well as numerous nieces, nephews, family and friends. A funeral service was held on Thursday, June 30 at 2:00 P.M. from the Knox Presbyterian Church, Weyburn with Reverend John Ferrier officiating. Interment followed in Hillcrest Cemetery, Weyburn. Pallbearers were: Allan Seghers, Dallas Locken, David Pattyson, John Borgen, Robert Borgen and Bruce Croal.
- Grietje "Greta" Louisa (nee Helmens). On Monday, April 12, 2004, Grietje Louisa Seghers, late of Weyburn, passed away at the age of 79 years. Predeceased by her parents, Harrm and Annagiena Helmens; sister-in-law, Preterdina Helmens; brother-in-law Liekel Vd Tuien; and son-in-law Leonard Anderson. Greta will be missed by her loving husband of 58 years, Edgar of Weyburn, and their children: Harmiena Thomas of Weyburn and children: Lisa (Vince) Cartier and Marco; Wanda (Dan) Kautzman; Anita (Chris) Douglas and Jesse, Tyler, Alyissa; Derek Thomas; Louise Frank of Calgary, AB, and children: Victoria and Velvet; Chuck (Barb) Seghers of Red Deer, AB, and children: Leah (Dale) Goodey and family; Lesley Seghers and Dustin Seghers; Connie (Garry) Pierce of Penhold, AB, and Sonya (Leslie) Larson of Sundre, AB and children: Jonah and Hannah; brothers: Jacob Helmens and Nico Helmens, both of Holland; sister Mini Vd Tuien of Holland; as well as many nieces and nephews. Greta Seghers, wife, mother, grandmother, friend. Greta was born July 15, 1924 in Scheldwolde, Gronigen, Holland. On April 3, 1946, she married Edgar Seghers of Tribune in Scheldwolde and came to Canada as a war bride in October, 1946, to Regina where she was met by Edgar. They started a life together farming. Until 1960 they farmed the Dan Anderson homestead north east of Tribune, then moved to Colgate. Then in July of 1965, Edgar and Greta took over the Seghers family home place south of Tribune. They then retired from farming to Weyburn in 1987. Greta always had a huge vegetable and flower garden, and baked excellent bread and buns. She sold Watkins products over much of south east Saskatchewan for many years, then began her reflexology treatments and helped many people for miles around. She was also an avid seamstress, quilter, did embroidery and made many, many fancy knitted items which were received and enjoyed by many family and friends. Greta was a cheerful, warm and loving woman. She will be lovingly remembered by her family as the best mom and by her husband as the best wife in the world, and by everyone who knew her. Funeral service was held Friday, April 16 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: Bruce Croal, David Pattyson, John Borgen, Robert Borgen, Orville Backlund and Eltje Degenhart.
- Hector Herman Seghers, late of Weyburn, passed away on Friday, December 22, 2000 at the age of 81 years. Survived by sons: Allan (Kathy), Weyburn; Wayne (Carole), Invermere, BC; daughters: Shirley (Bob) Wanner, Okotoks, AB; Sharon (Howard) Cornick, Calgary; Carol (Rudy) Tangedal, Pierceland; Lori (Dallas) Locken, Tribune; Valerie (Jim) Foote, Weyburn; 17 grandchildren; one great grandchild. Predeceased by his wife, Mae; son, Dale; grandchildren, Brian Wanner, and two in infancy. Funeral service was held at 1:00 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 30 from Zion Lutheran Church, Weyburn, with Mary Beer officiating. Interment to follow in Green Acres, Weyburn.
- Shaun was born March 23, 1987 in Weyburn to Allan and Kathy Seghers. He was a little brother to Steve and Scott. Steve had wanted a sister so despite the fact Shaun was a boy, the next day at school he told everyone that he got a sister! Shaun grew up in Weyburn and attended Assinaboia Park School, Weyburn Junior High and then Weyburn Comprehensive School where he graduated in 2005. During his years in school he played and tried many sports. He was successful in some and some he didn’t like at all. He was a great athlete with whatever he tried, but hockey was always his passion. Shaun was the captain for the EnCana Wings and then moving on to play for the Weyburn Red Wings and finally playing Senior Hockey for the Arcola-Kisbey Combines. Growing up Shaun idolized his big brother Steve. It was always a big deal when he was allowed to hang out with Steve and his friends. Shaun looked to Steve for advice and often followed in Steve’s footsteps, if Steve did it then you knew it wouldn’t be long before Shaun was doing it too. They both played hockey for the Red Wings, bartended at Fitzgeralds, worked on the rigs and finally Shaun enjoyed his hockey seasons playing for the Arcola-Kisbey Combines just as Steven had. Over the years these common interests brought them even closer and they remained best friends. It was a great thing too because the bond between Steve and Shaun resulted in free labour when any renovations or projects needed to be completed! Shaun and Scott perfected the art of sibling warfare when they were younger. It seemed the only time they could get along was when they were out on the water behind the boat. Shaun worked with Scott at 2-4-1 Pizza where Scott taught his little brother how to give away free pizza and donuts without getting caught! Shaun was always ridiculously proud of his pizza throwing abilities. As they got older they also became good friends and they shared a large network of friends, so they often ended up at the same place. Scott said he was always there to listen and talk and he really enjoyed the random unpredictable visits when Shaun would just pop over. Meghan laughs every time she thinks about Shaun, the big tough guy, crying and squealing like a little girl every time he saw a spider web in the basement. He was actually a real wuss. She admired the amount of love he had for everyone and made special mention of what a wonderful uncle he was to her kids. Shaun took full advantage of his little brother status after he graduated. He lived with Scott for a while and then moved in with us for a while. Like Kathy said he was willing to live where ever there was a decent place to sleep and food in the fridge! The past couple years all three brothers worked together on the rigs. This time was spent working, laughing, bickering and making memories together. Shaun was known to run guys off the rig “like it was going out of style.” It was his way or the highway! Anyone that knew Shaun knew that he was a hard worker with anything he did, this was a trait he most certainly inherited from his dad. Allan also taught Shaun how to pick his battles – one story he remembers, happened on a family vacation out to B.C. We were filling up the vehicle with gas and a guy said to Allan, “Are those your legs or are you riding a chicken?” Shaun looked at his dad and said, “Are you going to take that?” Allan had to demonstrate his calm and cool personality and show Shaun “the hot head” how to walk away. Shaun was very adventurous. He loved to go boating with his friends -- as long as dad had the boat filled with gas! One adventure that dad recalls with so much joy is a quadding trip they took to B.C in the mountains. Kathy was so worried about him on the steep mountain trails but he loved every second of it! They went up as high as they could on the old prospector trails, when they finally hit the end of the trails they got off and hiked to the top of the mountain. Dad said it was unbelievable as they stood at the top together and looked down at the whole Panarama Ski Hill. Another favourite memory dad had was skiing at Lake Louise. Dad spent all day on the bunny hill because he had never skied before. Shaun told him he was doing good and convinced him to go on the mountain. Dad said before he could even get pointed in the right direction Shaun was gone and he was standing at the top of the mountain all by himself! Shaun was by all accounts a total “momma’s boy” and he was proud to admit it! At 25 years old he loved that his mom still did his laundry for him and would cook for him. If he didn’t make it for meal time it wasn’t a big deal, he was over almost daily to clean out the leftovers in the fridge and pack a lunch for work the next day. He used mom’s Tupperware but was sure to bring it back so it could be refilled! Kathy’s face would light up when she saw or talked about any of her boys. But little Shaun had a magic ability to get her to do anything he wanted! She always hated tattoos, but Shaun even found a way around that. One year for Mother’s Day he got “mom” tattooed over his heart with a halo above it. She couldn’t resist loving it! Shaun never wanted to disappoint his parents, he would always strive to be the best at everything he did. And often took time to call home and tell them he loved them. Shaun was a very proud when he became an uncle to Samara and then again to Titan. The way his chest puffed out and the pride he showed when he talked about them you would have thought he was their dad! He always bragged that he was their Godfather and for Christmas one year we bought him a belt buckle that said “Godfather.” He wore that thing all the time and knew how important it was! He would come over and visit and he always made that time all about the kids. Samara loved to make him get down on the floor and do the sparkly princess puzzle and he made her believe there was nothing he would want to be doing more! Titan made sure he got his turn with Uncle Shaun and they regularly fit in wrestle time before Uncle Shaun could leave. Titan is so much like is his Uncle Shaun it is scary – we know we are in for a lot of excitement! Shaun always told me that when Samara started dating he and Steve would be hiding in the bushes with their paintball guns to make sure the boys brought her home on time. No matter what anyone did for him (even if he should have just done it himself) he would let you know what you did wrong and he would explain in detail how he could have done it better! He was never a fake guy. The term he wore his heart on his sleeve was created just for Shaun. When he liked you, you knew it and when he didn’t like you, you also knew it. He was unforgettable, if you met him once he left an impression! Shaun was many things and one of these was loyal. Shaun’s loyalty to his friends was beyond description. His worst quality was also his best. As everyone knows and can attest to, he was stubborn, very stubborn and you learned to live with and love that about him. So many of the stories we have been sharing over the last few days are proof of his stubbornness. Shaun had an incredible sense of humour and loved to make a statement where ever he went. It might have been with his bizarre fashion sense at times, or the many pranks he pulled on everyone. He was the type of guy that could talk anyone into doing all kinds of crazy things – swimming in sloughs or mud pits are a couple that come to mind. I can’t even imagine some of the stories we haven’t heard!! We all know what a morning person he was and a favourite Shaun quote was “it usually doesn’t help to tell a grouchy person that they look grouchy first thing in the morning.” Shaun’s love for movies and music and his ability to recite every movie quote or song lyric was phenomenal. When he worked for Southern Range on their way to the rig in the morning they would listen to “name that tune” on the radio. Shaun won so many free breakfasts from Carves that he was asked by the radio station not to call in anymore. Shaun loved his hot holidays – I think it was because he could have his shirt off and show off his chest!! He travelled to the Dominican where he proudly stood up for Steve and I on our wedding day. He went to Mexico with his close friends Troy, Rikki and Katie and to Cuba with Troy, Rikki, Katie and Luff, he also travelled to Hawaii. I have so many wonderful memories of Shaun. He and I loved to watch Sons of Anarchy. He would come over after and we would sit and predict what was going to happen next – it drove Steve crazy! He was hilarious and so maddening at times. We could fight about almost anything and even if he agreed with me he would argue just for the pleasure of seeing me mad. The fact that he was scared of me often worked to my advantage too, it was well known even if he disagreed with me between the two of us I still usually got my way. If someone could challenge his stubbornness it would be me! He always bragged about what a good cook I was and when he lived with us he commented to Steve that he finally understood why he had gained so much weight! He always said I was the sister he never had and I always considered him my brother. I knew he was there for me and I loved him for how he loved all of us. It wouldn’t be right for me to talk about Shaun’s life without mentioning one of his closest friends Brennan. Over the past summer it was rare to see them apart. They both came and helped us when we built our deck, Shaun worked with him pouring concrete for a while and of course they knew where to find a few beers to enjoy together. Brennan held a special place in the Segher’s family, he was always around when Shaun was and we just came to expect him if we knew Shaun was coming. He was always so respectful and we enjoyed every moment we were able to spend with him. He was such a funny person and was always joking around. When I was pregnant each time he thought he was so funny when told everyone at the hockey games that he was the father! Luff is going to be missed terribly but I know that he and Shaun are taking good care of each other up there. Every time we see a shooting star we will know that they are up there still shooting pucks at each other and fighting over who has the most points! When Shaun did something he did it totally and completely. When he partied he partied hard. When he worked, he worked hard and when he fell in love, he fell hard. He didn’t do anything half way and this was something that we all loved about him even when it drove us crazy! Shaun had a laugh you could hear three houses over! He was always the life of the party and never sat in the same spot too long. He was loud, he was animated and just perfectly Shaun. The other night when Samara and I were on our way home we saw one star that was much brighter than the rest. Samara looked up in the sky and said “mom look that bright star it is Uncle Shaun”, and as we drove she watched it and kept saying he is following us. We told her the angels took him to heaven and when she missed him she just had to look to the stars and he would be there. It is reassuring to know that he is up there watching over all of us. It will always be said that he undoubtedly loved and lived his life every day. He will be missed but he lives on in all of us and the many memories we made with him. We love and miss you terribly. This is the tribute written and read by his sister-in-law Tamara Seghers. Shaun is predeceased by his grandparents, Hector and Mae Seghers and Stephen and Sue Hornsberger; uncle, Dale Seghers; and cousins, Tyler Tangedal, Brian Wanner, and Baby Wanner. Shaun is lovingly remembered by parents, Allan and Kathy Seghers of Weyburn; brothers, Steve (Tamara) Seghers of Weyburn, and Scott (Meghan) Seghers of Weyburn; the two most precious people in his life, niece and nephew, Samara and Titan Seghers; aunts and uncles, Don (Rose) Hornsberger of St. Albert, AB, Shirley (Bob) Wanner of Okotoks, AB, Sharon (Howard) Cornick of Fairmont Hot Springs, BC, Carol (Rudy) Tangedal of Salt Coats, SK, Lori (Dallas) Locken of Tribune, Wayne (Carole) Seghers of Fairview, AB, and Val Foote of Weyburn; A/K Combines Hockey Team as well as numerous cousins, relatives and friends. A Memorial Service was held Monday, December 17 at 2:00 PM from Grace United Church with Reverend M. Barnabas and Reverend John Ferrier officiating. Honourary Pallbearers were Josh Williams, Sterling Labatte, Troy Miller, Blake Collins, Brandon Bernard, Bucky Schneider, Dane Mazenc, Carter Hilkewich and Brennan Luffman.
- John A. "Jock". In loving memory of John A. Seivewright, born in Winnipeg, MB on April 30, 1925 who passed away on November 25, 2003 at the age of 78 years. Jock was raised on the family farm at Parkman, helping his family with the work on the farm. In 1942 he joined the R.C.A.F. and took a course in the airforce mechanics. Following the course, he went to Calgary, AB to repair air crafts and volunteered a year later to go overseas. There, he was stationed in England, Europe and returned to England. In May of 1946, Jock was discharged from his services and returned to the farm. Jock married his first wife, Ruth McGowan and they had three children. He and his children moved to Weyburn in 1970 after the death of his wife. Jock married Phyllis Cook who also had three children. Phyllis passed away in 1998. Throughout Jock's life, he worked as a mechanic, car salesman, business owner and government employee; until his retirement in 1990 at the age of 65. Jock was active in many sports when he was younger, especially hockey and baseball. He was a cartridge and gun collector and very much enjoyed his trips to the gun shows. Jock was a Legion member and was always willing to donate to a worthy cause. Above all, Jock was a loving husband, father, grandfather and great grandfather and he will be missed and cherished by us all. Jock was precedeased by his parents Alexander & Katherine Seivewright; two brothers: Stewart and Bill; his first wife, Ruth and second wife, Phyllis. Jock is survived by his children: Jim Seivewright of Estevan, Kim (Charles) Kulyk of Red Deer, AB, Katherine (Charles) Garling of Weyburn; step-children: Mike (Shirley) Cook of Dapp, AB, Dave (Bev) Cook of Portage La Prairie, MB, and Suzanna LeBlank of London, ON; 17 grandchildren; four great grandchildren; one brother, Earl (Ida) Seivewright of Weyburn as well as numerous nieces and nephews. A memorial service was held Saturday, November 29 at 2:00 p.m. from Fletcher Funeral Chapel with Rev. John Ferrier officiating. Interment followed in the Hillcrest Cemetery, Weyburn.
- Anna (nee Brendel). On Sunday, June 25, 2006, at the age of 88, Anna Selme, suddenly passed away at her apartment in Bison Manor, Weyburn. She was predeceased by her parents, Mathias and Eva Brendel; all of her sisters and brothers: Margaret Potuer, Elizabeth Roesslein, Cicilia, Matt and Carl Brendel; and brothers-in-law: Herman Potuer and Joe Roesslein. She will be lovingly remembered by her family, Maryann (Oscar) VanDenBossche of Osoyoos, BC; Gerald Selme of Calgary, AB; and Judy (Oliver) Dionne of Radville; five grandchildren: Craig (Darla) VanDenBossche and their children, Kevin and Michael; Curtis (Erica) VanDenBossche and their children, Colin and Victoria; Denise (John) Selme-Burke, Dean Selme and Kirby Dionne: six step-grandchildren and six great step-grandchildren, plus numerous nieces and nephews. Anna was born on April 8, 1918 at Tree Lake which is now known as Lake Alma. The Brendel family lived at various locations, but she spent most of her growing up years on the farm they rented about 13 miles south west of Radville, just into the R.M. of the Gap #39. She and her siblings attended Troy school. Anna had to leave school before the end of grade 8 and help around the farm because her mother became ill with diabetes. She had wanted to finish high school and become a teacher but the funds were just not there for her to board in Radville. On October 13, 1936, Anna married Eugene Selme. They lived on the Selme homestead, with his father and sister and then rented a farm 2-1/2 miles south of Radville before purchasing a farm about 10 miles southwest of Radville in the Great West school district and this is where they raised their three children, Maryann, Jerry and Judy. Besides the usual outdoor farm chores and raising a family, Anna earned "pin money" by selling butter, eggs and cream, chickens, turkeys, housecleaning, interior house painting, sewing and altering clothes and making stuffed toys. Pin money was the term used for the extra money farm wives earned for luxuries for their home, children and themselves when the farm income may not have been enough to cover. Throughout her whole life, Anna enjoyed decorating with hand-crafted and ready-made items for all of the seasonal holidays. She always enjoyed sewing, knitting, crocheting and embroidery. This passion for handi-work started back in her childhood when her mother had crocheted and embroidered items for gifts and sale, and also on those dog days of summer when the house was just too hot to be in, they sat in the shade of trees and worked on quilts for the girls' "hope chests". This creative gene was passed on to all of her children. She also valued education, encouraging all of her children to finish high school and continue on to further education, which they all did. This was not the general trend at that time in history. In 1963, Anna and Eugene separated and she moved to BC. Their divorce became final in 1967. During those years in BC, she worked as a baby sitter, housekeeper, cafe manager/waitress in several towns located in the region known as Cariboo Country and in remote tourist resorts of the Chilcotin region. She also continued to do sewing and alterations for many clients and to make her famous stuffed toys. In 1973, she met her soulmate, James and they enjoyed six happy years of companionship, until he suddenly died of a heart attack. In 1982, Anna moved back to Saskatchewan, first residing at Golden Heritage in Radville, then in various locations in Weyburn. Wherever she lived, she was an active member of the United Church. Anna put family first throughout her whole life, not just her children and their families, but also her siblings and their families. She always kept in touch with her first cousins. Anna liked to travel, starting with family vacations when the children were young and later on, in her golden years, she took tours to various locations in Canada. She enjoyed being a seller at craft fairs and flea markets. In later years, she only participated in the annual Bison Manor Craft Sale. Anna really enjoyed going to garage sales, which she and her daughter Judy did regularly. She loved a bargain, living through the dirty thirties taught her how to stretch funds but live a very happy and comfortable life. A Memorial Service for Anna Selme was held on Tuesday, July 4, at 10:00 a.m. at RD Family Memorial Funeral Chapel, Weyburn, with Pastor Shelby Kinrade Officiating with the aid of the grandchildren and a great grandchild. Anna's ashes encased in one of her handmade toys were interred on her mother's grave site at Hillcrest Cemetery, Weyburn. This was followed by a luncheon at Bison Manor Lounge where family and friends visited, remembered and celebrated Anna's life.
- Eugene Louis Selme passed away on Monday, February 9, 2004 at the age of 93 years. Eugene was born at LaMure, France on November 30, 1910. In 1913, the Selme family immigrated to Eldorado, Illinois via Castle Gardens, New York. They had friends who had previously settled there and here Eugene's father (Florent) worked in the coal mines. In the spring of 1914 the family moved to Saskatchewan to join Florent's sister and brother-in-law, Pierre and Leonne Barbarin, who had homesteaded here for about four years. The Selme family filed on homestead NE 28-4-19 and a preemption NW 28-4-19. This land was in the region called the Daleview Postal District in the rural municipality of the Gap No. 39. They lived in a house in old Gladmar until a house was built on the homestead, during this time Florent also worked in the Gladmar coal mines. Eugene started his schooling at North Gladmar School, later at Lacadia and Roundup schools, of course walking the three miles to and from these country schools. Eugene farmed with his father and brother until 1936, when he married Anna Brendel, they lived on the home place and rented land until 1939, when they purchased a farm ten miles southwest of Radville where he farmed till 1974. They had three children, Maryann, Jerry and Judy. During this time Jim served 22 years on the Great West school board: 20 years on the telephone board: Director of Radville Co-op for 15 years and six years on the Wheat Pool committee and belonged to the Lacadia Curling Club. He took the family on various two week long summer holidays, quite often to visit his sister and her daughter in Vancouver, BC. Anna and Jim were divorced in 1967. On Valentine's Day, 1968 he was united in marriage to Phyllis (Hunt) Nimegeers and they purchased a home on South Hill in Weyburn. Phyllis' children Art, Bea and Bill become Eugene's extended family and remained thus even after Phyllis' passing in1982. In 1989 he moved to Coventary Manor condo complex, where he was a board member up to his passing. Over these retirement years, he enjoyed many activities: gardening, fishing, bowling, pool, curling, playing cards, more travelling, dancing, golfing as well as staying well informed of local and world wide events through reading and the TV. He enjoyed a wealth of friends. Most of all he enjoyed visiting with his family and his grandchildren and great grandchildren were very precious to him. He taught many of them his favorite activities. Thus he lived a very full and active life until his illness last December when he become a resident of Crocus Plains Villa. Funeral service was held on Saturday, February 14 at 10:00 am from St. Vincent de Paul R.C. Church, Weyburn. Interment will be at Radville Laurier Cemetery when the deep snow is gone. Pallbearers were all his grandchildren: Curtis and Craig VandenBossche, Dean Selme, Denis Selme-Burke, Kirby Dionne, Kerry and Chris Nimegeers, Kim Potuer and Laura Geissler. Eugene was predeceased by his parents Florent and Marie Selme, his second wife, Phyllis, one brother Ed Selme, a nephew, Jimmy Selme and stepson Bill Nimegeers. He leaves to mourn one sister, Marie Selme of Langley, B.C., three loving children, Maryann (Oscar) VandenBossche of Osoyoos B.C. Jerry Selme of Calgary, AB and Judy (Oliver) Dionne of Radville. Five grandchildren and four great grand children, five step grandchildren and six step great grandchildren. His beloved second family Art (Louise) Nimegeers, of Radville. Beatrice (Bob) Marsden of Yellow Grass, Trudy Bower of Weyburn and six step grandchildren and 18 step great grandchildren; two nieces, Dianne (Herb) Gillis of Langley, B.C. and Josie MacInnes of Delta, B.C., numerous great nieces and nephews and their families and his first wife Anna Selme of Weyburn and cousins in France.
- Hazel Glenora, December 28, 1922 January 30, 2010. The family of Hazel Seyfert wishes to announce her peaceful passing at Sunnyside Adventist Care Centre in Saskatoon. She was predeceased by her husband Leo, her brothers and sisters and her son-in-law Alex Horner. She will be lovingly remembered by her daughters, Wanda (John) Fowler, and Laurel Seyfert; her grandsons Christopher (Cindy) Horner, Byron Horner and Eric (Candace) Horner; and four grandchildren, Anthony, Drew, Jenna and Hailey; as well as numerous beloved nieces and nephews. Hazel enjoyed gardening, sewing, music and reading, and raised prize winning Gladiolas. Her passion was curling and her team won the Ladies Grand Aggregate in 1949. She was active in her church and community but her quiet support of friends and family went far beyond those places. Her last years were not as happy as they could have been but her spirit continued to shine. We wish to give a special Thank You to the staff of Sunnyside who helped to make that happen. The Prayer Service was held on Tuesday, February 2, 2010 at 7:30 p.m. from Acadia-McKague's Funeral Centre, Saskatoon, SK. with Pastor David Hunter officiating. The Memorial Service for Hazel was held on Thursday, February 4, 2010 at 2:00 p.m. from Zion Lutheran Church, Weyburn with Pastor Martin Olson officiating. Interment took place at Green Acres Memorial Gardens, Weyburn.
- Allan Walter. On Saturday, November 7th, 2009, Allan Walter Shain of Weyburn passed away at the age of 73 years. Predeceased by his parents, Albert and Ella Shain and his three sisters, Wanda Myrtle, Melba Lenore and Bonnie Fay. Allan is survived by his wife of 48 years, Marie Shain and their four children: Evett (Gordon) Francis of Kelowna, BC, Bill (Holly) Shain of Calgary, AB, Kevin Shain of Medicine Hat, AB and Clifford Shain of Weyburn; grandchildren: Jessica and Jeremy Francis and Rilynne Shain; brother, Gordon Ralph and sisters, Phyllis Margaret, Verna May, Heather Joyce, Dianne Cora and Linda Ella Anne. Allan was a caring, devoted father, grandfather and husband who will be missed by not forgotten in our memories. May he fish forever. Funeral Services were held Friday, November 13th, 2009 at 2:00 p.m. from Grace United Church, Weyburn with Rev. M. Barnabas officiating. A Tribute was give by his granddaughter, Jessica. Interment followed Green Acres Memorial Gardens, Weyburn. The Active Pallbearers were: Kevin Shain, Cliff Shain, Bill Shain, Gordon Francis, Jeremy Francis, Darryl Jestin and Evett Francis. The Honorary Pallbearers were all the Grandchildren.
- John Shanaida, late of Weyburn passed away October 31, 2010 at the age 88 years. John was predeceased by his parents, Micheal and Pearl Shanaida, his wife Helen in 2009, two brothers: Peter and Andrew, a sister Mary and brother-in-law, Ernie Kalin. John is survived by his children: Christine (Ken) Biholar, Plano, TX, and their children: Leia (Brandon) Bell, Sahuarita, AZ, Alexander and Ariel Biholar, Plano, TX, Andrew (Alison) Shanaida, and their children: Eric, Hunter, and Nikita, Weyburn, along with several nieces and nephews. John was born on August 22, 1922, on his family farm in western Ukraine. The youngest of four children, he was raised by aunties and his baba. While struggling to maintain the large farm that had beautiful orchards and various grain crops, his parents worked the fields side by side with other relatives and hired workers while under the occupation and abuse of neighbouring states. Despite the hardships, John grew to be a bright and articulate boy who was being groomed for the priesthood when World War II rocked his world. One brother was forced into joining the Polish army, the other brother was forced into conscription by the Russian army. Under Stalinist socialist policy, the farm was taken from the family and turned into a collective. All hope was slipping away, but not for John. His faith in God must have paid off because it seemed as though God was always at best, keeping him alive. At 14, John joined the Ukrainian underground in hopes of restoring his father's freedom, his country's freedom and meeting his two older brothers on the Eastern front, to bring them back to the safety of their home. Germany began to fall into retreat and John had to leave. On his way back to Germany a sniper hit him in the leg. He was hospitalized in Austria. After recovering, John abandoned and found work on a small farm in Austria for a short while. In a run of bad luck, he injured his finger in a threshing machine and had to have it amputated. Later in life he used to tease young children at the schools he worked at, getting them to count their fingers and then count his, he always got a laugh out of this. Considering that John had been robbed out of having a normal high school education he did quite well for himself; learning of course his native Ukrainian using Cyrillic. Under occupation he was forced to learn Polish which allowed him to understand the letter alphabet, reading and writing. This in turn helped him learn German, Spanish and later, English. Several other languages were also learned by necessity such as Russian and Hungarian. Knowing that he could not return home or contact his family for fear that he would be caught or worse, his family harmed, John decided that Europe was not a stable enough place to live. Through the safer, US occupied portion of Germany he was able to apply for refugee status to start a new life overseas. At first he was given the choice of Australia, Canada or Venezuela. Being a still young adventurous type, he chose Caracas Venezuela, not thinking at the time that air conditioning had not been a commercially available item! He spent six years working for Shell Oil until he realized that he missed the more moderate temperatures of the northern hemisphere. Once again he applied for sponsorship to move, this time, to Canada. He was accepted and spent two years working the bush near Montreal as a lumber jack. Once there, he earned sponsorship to work on a farm in McTaggart. He completed his obligation and then got a job, laying track for the CNR where he met and married his wife (Helen) in 1955. Weekends and some evenings you could find Helen and John building wooden grainaries for extra income. John always had a knack for carpentry and worked many a construction job as a side line. They settled first in Talmage, in a small house which Helen called the "chicken coup", and then built their own home, themselves, in Weyburn, where he resided until his death. John was actively involved at Holy Trinity Ukrainian Greek Catholic church where he served as cantor for many years. John actually helped in the construction of this church. John's last job was as a caretaker for Weyburn schools, where he dispensed hugs and kicks to the rear interspersed with his words of wisdom. He helped lend an ear to some of these young students and was actually more of a guidance councillor, even before there was such a title. During this time he also dabbled in taxidermy and even taught a class for the Community College. He retired in 1987. This didn't stop him. In fact he was showing off that he could still do chin ups on the tree in his back yard the day of his retirement party. Even at the age of 84 he insisted on getting up on the roof of his son's shop to help strip off the old roofing, tar and re-roll it. The farmer in John never left him as he maintained a beautiful and bountiful garden right up to his last summer. He always had a green thumb and could make just about anything grow as he appreciated its natural beauty. Helen and John used to can food and make jellies, anything that was over produced was always given out to thankful neighbours. In fact when it came to food John knew the value of having it and would pretty much force you to eat, probably a throw back to the times that he had to live through when starvation was all to common. Same as it was for food, he could never get to know enough people. He was never a stranger because he realized that every person he got to know made his life richer; again probably a throw back to the experiences he had early on where the person next to you may not be alive the next day. John probably had many more experiences than have been mentioned here, but one thing we can say for sure is that John has lived more of a life than many of us could ever dream and he did it the best way he knew how, by his terms, with God's help, right up unto the very end. May we all live to exhibit the compassion and love of all things living just like Gedo. "We come from earth, we return to earth. In between we garden." - anonymous. Prayers were held on Thursday, November 4 at 7:00 p.m. from RD Family Funeral Chapel, Weyburn. Funeral Service was held on Friday, November 5 at 10:30 a.m. from Holy Trinity Ukrainian Catholic Church, Weyburn with Fr. Andrei Kachur, officiating. The pallbearers were Peter Kaufmann, Eldar Puntushashvili, Stan Syrnick, Russ Blischak and Greg Bobbitt. Interment followed at Hillcrest Cemetery, Weyburn.
- Helen Eleanor (nee Kaliniewicz). On Saturday, December 19, 2009 Helen Eleanor Shanaida late of Weyburn passed away at the age of 72 years. Helen was predeceased by her parents; Peter and Juzefa Kaliniewicz, her brother; Ernie Kalin. Helen is survived by her husband of 54 years, John Shanaida, Weyburn; her daughter, Christine (Ken) Biholar, Plano Texas and their children: Leia (Brandon) Bell, Sahuarita, Arizona, Alex and Ariel Biholar of Plano Texas; her son Andrew (Alison) Shanaida and their children: Eric, Hunter and Nikita, all of Weyburn; a brother, Adam (Irene) Kalin, Saskatoon and seven nephews and their families. Helen was born at the Regina General Hospital and spent her young years in various towns around Saskatchewan before settling in Weyburn in 1959. Prayers were held on Tuesday December 22 at 7:00 p.m. from RD Family Funeral Chapel, Weyburn. Funeral service was held Wednesday, December 23 at 11:00 a.m. from Holy Trinity Ukrainian Catholic Church, Weyburn with Rev. Fr. Ivan Derkach, celebrant. Internment followed at the Hillcrest Cemetery, Weyburn.
- Margaret "Peggy" Louise (nee Rudsdale), late of Weyburn passed away Saturday, September 19, 2009 at the age of 64 years. Peggy was predeceased by her parents, William and Mildred Rudsdale, sons, Christopher Scott and Tory Dean, sister, Linda and nephew, Alex. She leaves behind the father of her children, the man she loved, Carl Shangraw, her son, Derrick, daughter, Trudy (David), three grandchildren, Cassandra (Jordan), Byron and Jackie, her sisters, Kim (Charlie), Carol (Phil), Ruth (Jim) and numerous nieces and nephews. Peggy was born in Kingston, Ontario in 1945. She grew up in Verona, Ontario where she met Carl and married in 1963, at Portland Ontario. They resided in Harrowsmith, Ontario, until they moved to Weyburn in 1967 where she lived until her passing. eggy spent most of her time volunteering at her church helping where she could. When she wasn't busy with the church she was doing her bible study, crafts and taking care of her family. She was a fun loving person and could always see the good in everyone and any situation she encountered. She truly enjoyed all of the visits from everyone and felt the love and encouragement that was sent her way. She especially enjoyed the time spent with her dear friend Florence. She treasured her fellowship with Yvonne, Pastor Harley and Rhonda. She looked forward to her game nights with family and friends. She will be greatly missed and fondly remembered by everyone that came to know her over the years of her life. A memorial service was held Friday, September 25th, 2009 at 2:00 p.m. from the Silver Heights Bible Church, Weyburn with Pastor Harley Porter officiating. Internment followed at the Green Acres Memorial Gardens, Weyburn. Honorary Pallbearers were all in attendance.
- Alma. The family of Alma Shauf sadly announces the passing of their dear mother, grandmother and friend on October 25th, 2008 at the age of 87 years. She leaves to mourn her passing and celebrate her life, her loving husband of 67 years, Floyd and their nine children: Don (Linda) Shauf, David (Irene) Shauf, Myrna (Gordon) Ayers, Lorna (Paul) Browatzke, Christine Younghusband (Walter), Bev (Cliff) Block, Alvina (Glenn) Goudy, Calvin (Penny) Shauf and Michael (Brenda) Shauf, 44 grandchildren and 39 great grandchildren; sister, Mildred (Henry) Brucker, sisters-in-law, Sarah and Dorothy, brothers, Les (Helen) and Albert (Dorothy), sisters-in-law, Alma Gray Schock (John), Lois, Loris, Mary and Chris, and numerous nieces, nephews, relatives and friends. She was predeceased by her parents, Lars and Inga; brothers, Olaf and Alfred, sisters, Olga (Walter) Greenawalt, Lillian, father and mother-in-law, Isaac and Myrtle Shauf; brothers-in-law, Herb (Isabelle), Vern (Chris), Ivan, Alvie Shauf, Bob Gray; sisters-in-law, Mabel (John) Barber, Ruby (Murray) Comba, daughter-in-law, Marilyn, and son-in-law, Daniel Younghusband. Alma was a gracious homemaker, hostess, seamstress and Dad's taxi service in later years. Never one to retire, Alma continued to assist Floyd with farming to the last and still did some emergency sewing for others. Funeral Services were held Saturday, November 1st, 2008 at 2:00 p.m. from Silver Heights Bible Church, Weyburn with Pastor Harley Porter officiating. Interment followed in Green Acres Memorial Gardens, Weyburn. The Active Pallbearers were her grandsons: Dwight Shauf, Timothy Shauf, Travis Ayers, Greg Browatzke, Christopher Younghusband, Richard Block, Kevin Goudy and Austin Shauf, and Jackson Shauf carried a rose.
- Robert Bruce Snell, late of Weyburn, SK passed away Friday, June 14, 2013, at the age of 74 years. Robert was predeceased by his father, Robert "Bert" Snell and his wife, Elaine Snell. Robert is survived by his daughter, Shannon Snell, Weyburn, SK; sons, Shaun (Jeanine) Snell, Weyburn, SK, Cameron Snell, Weyburn, SK; his grandchildren, Kyle and Garrett Snell, Marci and Bobbi Snell; his mother, Mildred Snell, Watrous, SK; and his brother, Howard (Sandra) Snell, Watrous, SK. Robert moved to Weyburn in January 1960, and married Elaine on June 4, 1960. He worked for SaskPower/SaskEnergy until he retired in 1992. Robert was involved in numerous activities over the years. He showed his dog Cheyenne and also worked at the dog shows held in Weyburn. Robert was involved at equestrian events that his children attended. He was a board member for the Weyburn Humane Society for a number of years. Robert liked woodworking and spent time making pieces for Elaine's handicrafts. After retirement, Robert and Elaine travelled extensively and also enjoyed camping until Elaine's passing in 2006. Robert especially enjoyed having Sunday brunch with his children and grandchildren and all family occasions. The family thanks the staff of House 12 Tatagwa View for their patience and great care they gave Robert. No funeral service was held, direct cremation as requested by the family of Robert.
- Alice Mae (nee Sutherland) of Weyburn passed away September 16, 1999 at the age of 89 years. Alice was born in Weyburn November 29, 1909. She was predeceased by her parents, Robert and Louise Sutherland, her husband M.B. "Curly" Sharpe, two sisters and two brothers-in-law, Gert and Dave Williams and "Tiny" and Orville Griffin, and one brother and sister-in-law, "Torch" and Isabelle Sutherland. She is survived by her daughter, Sally (Norm) Tooke of Weyburn; one son, Mike (Donna Mae) Sharpe of Orleans, ON; six grandchildren: Melanie (Jeff) Zastrow of Yellow Grass, Bob (Sheila) Tooke of Regina, Cindy Tooke of Calgary, Patti MacInnis (Peter Premachuk) of Calgary, Kristel Sharpe of Orleans, ON, and Carl Sharpe of Orleans; 12 great grandchildren: Chris, Tim, Terry and Stacy Zastrow, James Tooke, Lindsey Kater, Brandon, Kevin, Michael and Alyssa Tooke, Robert and Casey MacInnis; as well as several nieces and nephews. Alice grew up in Weyburn and in the early years of the Hi-Art Theatre was involved in productions of live entertainment. She gave dance lessons to children during the war to raise money for the Red Cross. On October 14, 1938 she married M.B. "Curly" Sharpe in Bowbells, N.D. Curly was a member of the R.C.M.P. and they were stationed in Weyburn, Saskatoon, Gull Lake, Swift Current, and Regina. In 1958 they settled in Weyburn. Alice loved arts and crafts and volunteered at Souris Valley doing crafts with the patients. She also volunteered with Meals On Wheels. She enjoyed playing bridge and belonged to the Friday Morning Gramma's Bowling League. She also enjoyed their summer home at Kenosee Lake, golfing and spending time with her family and friends. A graveside service was held at the R.C.M.P. Cemetery in Regina on Monday, September 20 with Rev. John Ferrier officiating.
- Jean (nee Smith) passed away on Wednesday, January 7, 2004 at the age of 84. She was predeceased by her parents Douglas and Ann Smith; her husband Stan Sheppard and three sisters: Margaret, Lillian and Nellie. Jean is survived by her daughter, Margaret Grills of Regina; her grandchildren: Marcy (Doug) Solar of Regina and their daughter, Amanda; Jodi Grills of Regina as well as nieces, nephews, great nieces and nephews and special friends at Parkway Lodge. Funeral service was held Monday, January 12, at 1:00 p.m. from Knox Presbyterian Church with Rev. John Ferrier officiating. Active pallbearers were: Bill Rose, Leonard Olson, Greg Olson, Jesse Balkwell, Grant Vierling and Larry Vierling. Interment followed in the Hillcrest Cemetery.
- Roland. It is with great sadness that the family announces the passing of our beloved husband, father and grandfather. Roland passed away peacefully at the Weyburn General Hospital on October 20, 2011, at the age of 92 years. Roland was an active and life long member of the Weyburn Freemasons, The Scottish Rite of Freemasonry, The Royal Order of Scotland, The International Order of Odd Fellows, and a supporter of the Rebekah’s Lodge and the Order of the Eastern Star. He will be forever missed by his loving wife of 67 years, Marie; his daughter, Bette (Blair); his daughter-in-law, Jane; his grandchildren, Stuart, Davina, and Karla; his great grandchildren, Adam and Kaiden; his sister, Frances; his sister-in-law, Florence; and many nieces and nephews. Roland was predeceased by his parents, Demitry and Pauline Sherbina; his sisters, Agnes, Elda, Nettie, Annie and Mary; his brothers, Nick and Harry; his son, Donald and his great grandson, Jordan. The family would like to express their thanks to the staff at Weyburn General Hospital, family, friends and neighbours. A funeral service was held on Tuesday, October 25 at 2:00 P.M. from Fletcher Funeral Chapels, Weyburn, with Reverend Doug Loden officiating. Interment was at Green Acres Memorial Gardens.
- Miriam Iris (nee Morrison), January 23, 1920 - June 12, 2005. Iris was born in Cayley, AB. She was predeceased by her husband of 42 years, William (Bill) Arthur Shields (Oct. 17, 1988) and her parents Lillian (Oct. 1960) and Maxwell (Max) Morrison (Oct. 1968). She is survived by her daughters Donalda (Gerry) Ledene of Strathmore, AB, and Bonnie (Bill) Zinken of Caglary, AB; grandchildren, Ross (Kristen) Ledene of Strathmore, AB, Heather Ledene of Strathmore, Matthew and Gordon Zinken of Calgary and great-granddaughter Courtney Ledene of Strathmore; one brother-in-law Alf Stannard of Toronto, ON. Iris lived in Cayley until 1927 when her family moved to Calgary. She attended Crescent Heights High School until the end of grade 11 when the family moved to Lethbridge, AB where she completed her grade 12 at the Lethbridge Collegiate Institute. Following high school she graduated from Henderson's Business College. She worked as a bank teller and as a secretary for Canadian Western Natural Gas Co. while living in Lethbridge. She married William (Bill) Arthur Shields on August 31, 1946 at Southminister United Church. They resided in the Crowsnest Pass where Bill was serving with the RCMP. In 1949 they moved to Vulcan, BC where they went into partnership with Iris, father Max Morrison in his Massey Ferguson Implement Dealership. During the years in Vulcan Iris also worked as a secretary at the County of Vulcan, and at County Central High School. In 1966 the Shields family moved to Weyburn. In Weyburn, Iris initially worked as a legal secretary, in later years she and Bill jointly held the contract for the Weyburn STC depot and the Weyburn Chamber of Commerce office. In December of 1993 Iris moved to Strathmore, AB to be closer to her family. Throughout life, Iris was committed to her family, community and church. Wherever she lived she shared her passion for life and was actively involved. During the war years she was a Stagette member. She was a life time member of the United Church where she was a member and leader of CGIT, took leadership roles in UCW groups in Vulcan, Weyburn and Strathmore, and had particularly fond memories of her years with Couples Club in Vulcan. During the Weyburn years she was a member of the Priscilla Club, and worked on many community projects together with Bill. When she first moved to Strathmore she was able to participate briefly with the Hospital Auxillary. Iris loved to garden, do ceramics, knit, crochet, play bridge and cook. She lived by the philosophy that "there was always room for one more," and opened her home to many. Her example in life, her determination and willingness to participate in life will be characteristics her family will always remember and sadly miss. The family would like to thank the staff at the Wheatland Lodge, Vulcan Extended Care, Strathmore Continuing Care and Dr. Fanning for their support and care of Iris. Funeral service was held on Thursday June 16, at Strathmore United Church at 11:00 a.m.
- Steve, late of Weyburn, SK passed away on Friday, January 16, 2004 at the age of 79 years. He was predeceased by his parents: William & Annie Short; his wife Mary; a son in infancy; two brothers: Murray and Allan; two sisters: Alexandria and Kay. Steve is survived by one son, Phillip (Susan) Short of Calgary and their children: Josh Short (Hana) and their daughter Aja; Michael (Jeremey) Killough and their son Caleb; one daughter, Sonia Putz (Dave Menzies) of Tyvan and their children: Dee (Brian) Walper and their daughter Amber; Laurie Menzies (Jason), Derrick Menzies (Sandra) and their children: Kade and Macey; one sister, Olga (Gerry) Cross of Glenavon; two sisters-in-law: Jean Short and Vicky Short as well as a special friend, Lucille Clark. Funeral Services were held on Tuesday, January 20, 2004 at 2:00 P.M. from Grace United Church, Weyburn with Gary W. Goran officiating. Active pallbearers were: Kent Short, Dean Sanhien, Dave Gilewicz, Dale Cross, Josh Short and Myron Gilewicz. Interment followed in the Green Acres Memorial Gardens, Weyburn.
- Ronald Blaine Shupe passed away peacefully surrounded by his family on December 3, 2003, at the Weyburn General Hospital. Prede-ceased by his parents Wally and Iva Shupe; brothers Faye and Gaylen; grandchild Jayson Shupe and sister-in-law, Lois Shupe. Blaine is survived by his wife of 59 years, Margaret Elizabeth Shupe of Weyburn; sons: Ronald (Lane) Shupe of Kelowna, BC, Guy (Glenda) Shupe of Weyburn, Bill (Catherine) Shupe of Regina, Jesse (Jackie) Shupe of Weyburn and Paul Shupe of Weyburn; grandchildren: Jodi (Nick) Tsoycalas, Tana Shupe, Brittany Shupe, Preston Shupe, Liam Shupe, Parker Shupe, Spencer Shupe, Sasha Shupe; great grandchild Alexandros Tsoycalas; brothers: Doug (Dorothy) Shupe of Stettler, AB, and Jack (Lila) Shupe of Medicine Hat, AB; sister-in-law, Rae Shupe of Calgary, AB as well as many nieces and nephews. Blaine was born on December 8, 1924 in Macoun. When Blaine was still a toddler, the family relocated to Ceylon where Blaine's father, Wally, established an implement business. Blaine attended school in Ceylon and Radville for seven years before moving to Weyburn in 1937. There he completed his education at Souris School and the Weyburn Collegiate Institute, where he particularly excelled in the maths and sciences. Upon graduation in 1942, Blaine enlisted in the Royal Canadian Air Force, completing his pilot training in North Battleford before receiving his Wings in 1944. This was an especially memorable year for Blaine as on October 15 of that year, he married his high school sweetheart, Beth Warren. After the war, Blaine and Beth returned to Weyburn to start their family and Blaine went to work for his father, Wally, at W. Shupe & Sons, a well-known International Harvester dealership. When Wally passed away in 1956, Blaine and his brother Gaylen assumed ownership and continued to operate Shupe & Sons successfully until 1975 when they finally sold the business and Blaine began a long period of semi-retirement. Not one to sit still for long, Blaine spent many memorable summers motoring across the province working as a crop adjuster for Municipal Hail. This seasonal occupation suited Blaine just fine, as he enjoyed visiting different parts of the country and meeting new people. Blaine was a fine athlete, particularly excelling in hockey and baseball. He patrolled the blue line and held down shortstop for many years with the old Weyburn Beavers. This experience was all the more meaningful for Blaine since it frequently gave him the opportunity to play along side his three brothers. After hanging up his cleats and skates to spend more time with his young family, Blaine immersed himself in coaching minor baseball and hockey for many years. Blaine's passion for sports is something he instilled in his five boys, and as they were growing up, he took great pride in their various endeavors and achievements. In his later years, Blaine similarly derived a lot of pleasure from following the diverse activities of his grandchildren, and was a frequent spectator at their sporting and school events as well. Blaine was very community-minded. He was a member of the Weyburn Public School Board and was Chairman for several years, and helped oversee the establishment of the Weyburn Junior High School and the expansion of the Weyburn Comprehensive School. He was also involved at one time or another with many different organizations such as the Weyburn Young Fellows, the Elks and the Royal Canadian Legion. Blaine will be fondly remembered by his family and friends for his uncompromising integrity, his wonderful sense of humor and his passion for a "spirited" debate. The Shupe family would like to thank doctors Haidash and Paszkiewicz and the nursing staff of the Weyburn General Hospital for the kindness and compassionate care they provided Dad during his final hours. The family also appreciates the courteous professional care of the Sun Country Ambulance Services as well as acknowledge the many cards, flowers, and other kindnesses extended by friends and neighbours. Special thanks to Rev. John Ferrier for his wonderful moral and spiritual support during this difficult time. A Memorial Service was held on Saturday, December 6 at 2:00 P.M. from the Knox Presbyterian Church, Weyburn, with Rev. John Ferrier officiant. Private family burial to follow.
- Waldo Gaylen. On Tuesday, January 26, 1999, Waldo Gaylen Shupe, late of Weyburn, passed away at the age of 83 years. Predeceased by his parents Waldo and Iva Shupe; one sister-in-law Lois Shupe; and one brother-in-law Ken Ledbrook. Gaylen is survived by his wife Rae Shupe of Weyburn; two sons: Terry (Judy) Shupe of Calgary, and Robert (Carol) Shupe of Greensboro, NC; five grandchildren: Allison Kelly, Graham Shupe; Kristen, Ryan and Brandon Shupe; three brothers: Blaine (Beth) Shupe of Weyburn; Doug Shupe of Stettler, AB; and Jack (Lila) Shupe of Medicine Hat; two sisters-in-law: Doris Ledbrook of Weyburn; and Bernice (Al) Buchan of Regina; as well as several nieces, nephews and friends. A memorial service was held Friday, January 29, 1999 at 2:00 p.m. from Fletcher Funeral Chapel, Weyburn, with Bill Corkum officiating minister. Interment followed in Hillcrest Cemetery, Weyburn. All those in attendance were considered to be honorary pallbearers.
- Dan passed away Saturday, March 20, 2004, when his helicopter crashed shortly after take off in a field near his home. He is survived by his wife Adrienne and their children: Natalie, Erin, Michaela and Benjamin; his parents, John and Beatrice Sidloski; his brothers and sisters, Gary, Rodney (Hynah), Linda (Dean), Kevin (Heather), Jerome (Karen), Angela (Greg), Deana (Dale), David (Laurice), Celene, and Robert (Leah). Dan was predeceased by his sister Pamela and his brothers Richard and Eldon Sidloski. Dan was born in Weyburn and grew up on the family farm near Halbrite. After receiving his diploma in Vocational Agriculture from the University of Saskatchewan, he spent several years contributing to the family farming operation. Many of his winters were spent attending the University of Saskatchewan pursuing his keen interests in philosophy, psychology and religion. In 1985 he married Adrienne Zaluski, and together they established their own farm near Ralph. Her companionship and that of their four children, were the foundation of his life and brought him great joy. He shared with them his love of nature, of the land, of music, and of God. Dan was a man of the present. He lived each moment fully and with appreciation. He was passionately committed to community and gave countless hours in service to his church, St. Vincent de Paul, to the Rural Municipality of Weyburn, and to many community boards and organizations. He represented the R.M. of Weyburn for 19 years, the last four of which he served as reeve. Dan had a great enthusiasm for progress and an uncommon ability to make it happen. He took great pride in the miles and miles of shelterbelt trees that he planted on his farm. He wholeheartedly supported any idea or initiative that he saw as enhancing the economy, the environment, or the community. Dan's dream since his childhood was to build a flying machine. His dream finally came true when, as a millennium project, he purchased a kit helicopter. Over the course of three years he built it, had it certified, and proceeded to earn his pilot's licence in 2003. It is some consolation to know that he lost his life living his dream. Dan was a man of many passions, but his greatest gift was his ability to be fully present to each person he encountered and to the promise of each day. Dan was a family man, a farmer, a community builder. He will be remembered for his strength of character, the conviction of his beliefs, his clarity of vision, his undying optimism, his love for his family, his genuine joy in life, and his solid, confident, and smiling presence in the lives of all he encountered. He will be so sorely missed by his family and by the many whose lives he has so deeply touched. Prayers were held Tuesday, March 23 at 7:30 p.m. at St. Vincent de Paul Roman Catholic Church, Weyburn, with Father Francis Hengen presiding. The funeral mass was held Wednesday, March 24 at 10:00 a.m. at St. Vincent de Paul Roman Catholic Church with celebrants Father Albert Schmitz and Father Peter Luttmer. Interment followed at Hillcrest Cemetery, Weyburn. The active pallbearers were Val Hall, David Lazurko, Ron Miller, Glenn Nimegeers, Dean Stewart, and Denis Tremblay. All in attendance were considered honorary pallbearers.
- Theresa (nee Getz), late of Weyburn, passed away on Thursday, November 25, 2010 at the age of 83 years. A Funeral Mass will be held on Thursday, December 2, 2010 at 10:30 AM from St. Vincent de Paul Roman Catholic Church, Weyburn, Sask. with Father Gerry Bauche celebrating. Interment to follow in Hillcrest Cemetery, Weyburn.
- Gladys Angeline (nee Johnson). On Friday, January 21, 2000 Gladys Angeline Simmons, late of Weyburn, passed away at Weyburn General Hospital, at the age of 86 years. Predeceased by her loving husband of 53 years, John Simmons; her parents: Nels and Mary Johnson; son Gerald Simmons; sister Mabel Oliver; two brothers: Oscar and Nestor Johnson. Gladys is survived by one son Ken (Barbara) Simmons of Kelowna, BC; two daughters: Lynda (Delmar) Gaab of Calgary, AB and Dorothy (Rick) Kopec of Weyburn; one daughter-in-law Carol Simmons of Rouleau; one brother Mervin (Margaret) Johnson of Weyburn; three sisters: Dorothy Lyons of Neepawa, MB; Beatrice (William) Uhrich of Tribune; and Ruby (Jerome) Frank of Okanagan Falls, BC; 12 grandchildren and 12 great grandchildren; as well as numerous nieces and nephews. Gladys was born in Tribune on August 18, 1913. She married John Simmons on January 29, 1931 in Tribune and continued to farm in the Lomond District until retirement in 1975, when they moved to Weyburn. Gladys and John celebrated their 40th and 50th wedding anniversaries with several members of their family and friends. Watching baseball, hockey and curling was one of Gladys' interests and she was able to attend several major curling Briers and Tournament of Hearts, including Halifax, NS, Brandon, MB and Calgary, AB. She also enjoyed sewing, quilting and gardening. Gladys was involved with the Colgate Hospital Guild as well. Funeral service was held Tuesday, January 25 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 honorary pallbearers. The active pallbearers were: Kevin Kopec, Dwight Gaab, Terry Simmons, Jeff Simmons, Ron Simmons and Mandy Kopec.
- Stefania (nee Kulik). On February 28, 2014 Stefania Siwy passed away peacefully at home, at the age of 89 years. Predeceased by her husband Szymon, son Johnny and son-in-law Ron Duke. Stefania will be remembered with joy and laughter by her sister, Mary Magrowski, children, Zygmunt (Judy) Wanda Duke, Krystyna (Ed) Schornagel, Edward, Ted, Yosef (Colleen), Mike, her grandchildren, Deven Siwy (Nancy), Erin (Jared) Francais, Shannon (Henry) Ly, Warren Siwy, Ronnie Duke (Jamie), Guy (Gaylene) Duke, Melissa Johnson, Nicole (Trevor) Thoms, Dustin (Melissa) Schornagel, Jordan Schornagel (Krista), Tiffany Siwy (Perry), Karlena Siwy (Justin), Tyler Siwy, Amanda Siwy, Hailey Siwy, Jessica Siwy, Samantha Siwy, Selina Siwy, Steven Siwy, and her great grandchildren, Josh, Julia, Xander, Cole, and Oliver. Stefania was born on December 24, 1924 in Podzameczek, Poland. As a little girl she worked hard, it was an innocent and happy time until the storm clouds of war invaded her peaceful home. Stefania never lost sight of the good in humankind. After her future husband Szymon, immigrated to Canada in 1948, he sent for Stefania, and together with her mother Yosefa Kulik and sister Mary Magrowski, they chose Canada as a chance for a new and better life, a land of hope and opportunity, as their new home. November 26, 1949 Stefania and Szymon were married and made their home in Weyburn. Together with love and courage they raised eight children. Her family was everything and keeping it together, happy and strong was her purpose. Her greatest gift to her children was selflessness. She loved unconditionally, and taught us to take joy from the simple moments in life. We will miss her quiet strength, love and guidance. We will always remember all that she did for us, all that she dreamed for us, and all that she gave us. Mom was known for her famous "Gramma’s cookies", her perogies and wonderful cabbage rolls. No, really .... they were the “world’s best”. She was very proud of her beautiful flower gardens. She was dad’s biggest cheerleader when it came to their massive vegetable garden. One of her joys in life was to give someone visiting her home, food, fresh flowers or vegetables to take with them when they left. Stefania’s proudest achievement were her grandchildren and great grandchildren. All have been deeply enriched by her love and devotion and will carry with them many happy memories of their time with grandma. Mom, we cannot begin to express how we miss you. Our days began and ended with you and your voice. Without you, they seem empty, until we learn to fill them with all you have taught us. You will always be remembered as a tremendous mother, a dedicated wife, and a thoughtful and caring friend. You were truly a wonderful human being who enriched and touched the lives of others. It is so hard to let you go, but we are happy that God has embraced you in his heavenly abode, together at last with our Father, Brother, your Parents and Ron. Your memory will live on in the hearts of so many, never fading, always beating strong with the love and strength that you have given each of us. You have done well Mom, "alley nice!" You have worked hard and now it is your turn to rest. Love you to the moon and back. Stefania’s family wishes to give special thanks to Dr. M. T. Paszkiewicz for his amazing care and devotion to Mom. Prayers for Stephania were held on Thursday, March 13 at 7:00 p.m. at St. Vincent de Paul Roman Catholic Church. A Mass of Christian Burial for Stephania was held on Friday, March 14 at 10:15 a.m. from St. Vincent de Paul Roman Catholic Church, Weyburn, with Father Gerry Bauche, celebrant. Interment followed at Hillcrest Cemetery, Weyburn. Pallbearers were Zygmunt Siwy, Edward Siwy, Ted Siwy, Yosef Siwy, Mike Siwy and Deven Siwy. Lunch was held at McKenna Hall following the Interment.
- Szymon "Sam" Siwy passed away peacefully on Wednesday, November 18th, 2009 at the age of 94 years. Sam is survived by his devoted and loving wife Stefania, who, together would have celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary this Wednesday, November 26th, five sons, Zyg (Judy), Eddie, Ted, Yosef (Colleen), and Mike; two daughters Wanda Duke, Krystyna (Ed) Schornagel, twenty-seven grandchildren and two great-grand children. Sam was predeceased by his parents and his son, Johnny Siwy at the tender age of 19 and his son-in-law, Ron Duke, age 54. Sam was a very proud man of presence and stature. He took particular pride in his Polish heritage and was famous for sharing many stories of his childhood and war experiences with anyone who came to visit. He had a passion for gardening and became well known for his immaculately groomed garden, which often produced huge vegetables that were pictured in the Weyburn Review. Sam often took time to provide advice to other gardeners that wanted the same results. Sam was a man of kindness and had an enduring love for his family. He will be very fondly remembered for all of his words of wisdom, Polish war stories, accordion playing and his powerful bass singing voice. Sam was born in Podzameczek, Poland, October 27th, 1915, and lived in Poland enduring much hardship, working in deplorable conditions. He joined the Polish Army at an early age and after serving for 2 years in World WarII, he was taken prisoner and spent the next 5 3/4 years in a German P.O.W. camp, escaping in early 1945. He arrived in Canada on October 22, 1948 and at first settled in Fillmore. He eventually moved to Griffin. where he married Stefania. He worked at many jobs and while working on the track gang with CPR, hurt his back and was faced with finding a new career. He went to School in Regina and became a barber and became a well-known entity as the owner of Siwy's Barber Shop. After his retirement, Sam continued to welcome his many friends and customers to his home for their regular trim. He will be missed. Many people helped Sam live his final years in this world, but his family wishes to give special thanks to Dr. Paszkiewicz and all the caregivers at the Weyburn Special Care Home, for their amazing care and devotion. A Prayer Vigil was held on Sunday November 22nd, 2009 at 7:00 p.m. from St Vincent de Paul Roman Catholic Church, Weyburn. Funeral Liturgy was held Monday, November 23rd, 2009 at 10:30 a.m. from St Vincent de Paul Roman Catholic Church with Fr. Gerry Bauche celebrant. Internment followed at the Hillcrest Cemetery, Weyburn. Active Pallbearers were Mike Siwy, Warren Siwy, Ronnie Duke, Jordan Schornagel, Tiffany Siwy, Steven Siwy, Dustin Schornagel and Amanda Siwy. Honourary Pallbearers were family and all those who loved him.
- Frances Adaline (nee Larson) Skjonsby, late of Weyburn, passed away August 27, 2006 at the age of 91 years. She was predeceased by her husband, Arnold (1978); infant twins; her parents, Lars and Anna Larson; brothers, Clifford and Harvey Larson; sisters, Ruth McNabb, Hazel Daw, Gladys Wesling; sons-in-law, George Shulko, Leon Bjola, six sisters-in-law, and ten brothers-in-law. Frances is survived by her family: Norma Shulko, Vern (Fran) Skjonsby, Janet (Wilfred) Story, Robert (Karen) Skjonsby, Arlene (Wayne) Elliott, Linda Bjola, Duaine (Margaret) Skjonsby, Glen (Debbie) Skjonsby, 23 grandchildren, 29 great grandchildren, four great-great grandchildren; two sisters, and Edith Conklin and Florence Bushell. Frances was born on the family farm in the Tribune area on June 29, 1915. She was the sixth child of Lars and Anna Larson. Her father passed away when she was three. Frances was raised by her mother and grandmother. She attended rural school and completed her Grade 8. She went to Wadena with her sister and family and met Arnold Skjonsby. They were married on November 2, 1936. They had ten children. Their twins died in infancy. She worked at Dave's Diner as a cook in Wadena and then as a cook at the Wadena Hospital. She also worked as a head cook at a nursing home in Calgary, AB. Arnold passed away in July, 1978 just after they moved to Weyburn. Frances then worked as a cook at Souris Valley until her retirement. Frances enjoyed family reunions; holidayed with her two sisters in Hawaii; and loved spending time with her family. She liked to accompany them on holidays or camping trips. The funeral service for Frances Adaline Skjonsby was held on Wednesday, August 30 at 2:00 p.m. at RD Family Funeral Chapel, Weyburn, with Mr. Arnold Kozak Officiating. The Pallbearers were Steward Story, Terry Shulko, Greg Bjola, Lonny Skjonsby, Clayton Elliott and Richard Skjonsby. All in attendance were considered Honorary Pallbearers. Interment followed at Hillcrest Cemetery, Weyburn.
- Albert Slager of Weyburn, (formerly of Ratcliffe) passed away peacefully on February 18, 2004 at 90 years of age. Albert was predeceased by his father and mother Minard and Anthonetta Slager and step-mother Ella, his sisters: Annie Pattyson, Sophie Daniels, Mary Richardson, Laura Zailo and his brothers: Henry, Matthew, John and step-brother Emil. He leaves to mourn his loving wife Allie, two daughters: Marvalon (Ellwood) Wilson and their children: Dawn (Russ) Kollen, Jay-Lynn (Larry) Heuchert, Douglas (Melissa) Wilson and Randall (Shelley) Wilson; Jeanette (Marlynn) Whitteron and their children: Lance (Linda) Whitteron, Gwen (Wes) Jacobson, Lynnette (Mark) Kittelson and 12 great grandchildren; half sisters: Helen (Ed) Moritz, Elsa Dempsey, Eleanor Marte (Erwin); sisters-in-law: Marlene (Domenic) Varrenti, Dorothy Slager, Mildred Slager and Hilda Domes; also many nieces, nephews, cousins and good friends. Albert was born on the family farm five miles southwest of Tribune on April 4, 1913. He attended Slager School finishing grade eight, then went to Moose Jaw for a time, finishing his schooling at Tribune. Albert went farming with his father, moving north to McNutt in 1937, farming there until he was offered a grain elevator job and moved to Kamsack. Later he was transferred to Ratcliffe where he bought grain for the Federal Grain Co, then for the Sask. Wheat Pool, all at Ratcliffe where he lived for 34 years until retiring to Weyburn in 1978. Albert was very sports minded and held season tickets for the Weyburn Red Wings for many years. He also curled for many years and always watched the Blue Jays on TV. He was a life member of the Lake Alma Elks Club. Albert's grandchildren and great grandchildren were his pride and joy and he was always very happy when they were around. Funeral service was held Saturday, February 21 at 2:00 p.m. from Grace United Church, Weyburn with Gary W. Goran officiating. Active pallbearers were: Douglas Wilson, Randall Wilson, Lance Whitteron, Wes Jacobson, Mark Kittelson and Larry Heuchert. Interment followed in Green Acres Memorial Gardens, Weyburn.
- Dorothy May Slater late of Weyburn, formerly of Regina, passed away May 17, 2009 at the age of 85 years. Dorothy May Slater was born on a farm in the Weyburn, Radville area on March 23, 1924. At the tender age of 18 months she was struck by Infantile Paralysis, later known as Polio. Even at such a young age Dorothy was a determined child and against great odds, she learned to walk again. She attended Clearfield School and then went on to complete a business course. Following the death of her mother in 1950, Dorothy put her family first and remained at home to help care for them. Eight years later Dorothy upgraded her schooling and began working at Saskatchewan Health Department, in Regina, where she remained until she retired in 1984. She accomplished many things during this time. In her late 40's Dorothy learned to drive and became the proud owner of her first car. Her personal refuge was the organ, an instrument she loved playing. Dorothy loved to shop and took much pride in her appearance. Being the resourceful woman she was, Dorothy made most of her own clothes and was known to enlist the aid of her sister Irene on occasion. She was able to do some traveling with friends, one of the highlights being expo in 1967 and also traveling with Irene, occasionally going to visit with her brother Al and his wife Gloria and their family. Dorothy enjoyed studying genealogy and composed a book regarding her family roots. She was a lifetime member of Empire Rebekah Lodge #43 and a member of Westminster Church in Regina. She was also instrumental in organizing the first support group for Post-polio victims in Regina. In 2005 Dorothy moved to The Special Care Home in Weyburn, so she could be close to her sister and other family members. She often mentioned how much she appreciated all the things Irene did for her. Dorothy also appreciated all the visitors who would stop by for a chat, you may never know just how important that was to her, thank you. She remained a very proud member of the Rebekah's and we would like to thank them today for their continued support of her. Dorothy was an inspiration to all of us who had the privilege of knowing her. She was a courageous woman who rarely complained of her lot in life and showed us that there is no obstacle that determination can not overcome. Her nieces and nephews have all become better people because of the life skills Dorothy taught us by example. She was a very special part of her sister Irene's family gatherings where she always had treats for the children, with caramels coming quickly to mind. It was during these family gatherings that Dorothy could do what she loved to do and that was to spend time with all of us, taking joy in learning what was going on in our lives. She celebrated our accomplishments and today is our day to celebrate Dorothy and all she has meant to us. I would like to end with a prayer that Dorothy lived by, The Serenity Prayer. Dorothy was predeceased by her father and mother, Joseph and Tillie Slater, brothers, Norman (1929), Melvin (1938) and Leonard (2000), brother-in-law, Earl Guest. Dorothy is lovingly remembered by her sister, Irene Guest, Weyburn, her brother, Albert (Gloria) Slater, Red Deer, AB, aunt, Doris Blackwell, Regina as well as many nieces, nephews and cousins. She will be dearly missed as she was always part of our family gatherings. A memorial service was held on Thursday May 21, 2009 at 2:00 p.m., at the RD Family Funeral Chapel, with Rev. M. Barnabas officiating. Interment was at Hillcrest Cemetery.
- Cal Sletten late of Weyburn passed away on Saturday July 8, 2006. Cal was predeceased by his father Arnold Sletten; his mother Jean McClinton and his step-father Donald McClinton. Cal is survived by his children: Chad (Sara) Sletten of Red Deer, AB and their children Brayden, Brett and Zack, Nicole Sletten (Mike) of Regina and her children Beau, Tatianna and Michael and Brandon Sletten of Fillmore; one sister, Colleen (Darry) Borshowa of Weyburn; two nieces Rebecca and Mandy Borshowa of Weyburn as well as several aunts, uncles, cousins and friends. Cal was born on October 14, 1958 at Swift Current. He worked at various sales positions over the last few years and was currently working as a waiter at the Smitty's restaurant in Weyburn. Cal followed many sporting events, but was a huge fan of baseball especially the Cardinals. He also loved to travel to different places. Cal was a wonderful friend to many people. The family would like to express their special thanks and gratitude to all those who lovingly cared for Cal and to those special friends. The funeral service for Cal Sletten was held on Wednesday, July 12, 2:00 p.m. from RD Family Funeral Chapel with Pastor Jay Mowchenko Officiating. The active pallbearers were Troy Skog, Melissa Kohonick, Becky Borshowa, Darcy Sluth, Jeff Sletten and Brad Nyhus.
- Helen Therese (nee Lipka). On February 25, 2014, Helen passed away to be with all those who have gone before her. This includes her husband, Milton in 1987, her parents Michalena (Kryzanowski) and Francis Lipka, her siblings John, Jean, Stanley, daughter-in-law Wendy, brothers-in-law Fr. Stan Slezak and Gabe Suwala as well as extended family and many friends. She is survived by her children, daughter Cathy (Don Kreuger) and son Michael, cherished grandsons Stephen (Kim), Jordan (Lyndsay) and Darren (Brigitte) Kreuger, sister Fran Borowski, brother Joe (Marge) Lipka, sisters-in-law Roma Lipka and Lorna Suwala, brother-in-law Archie Hackle and many nieces, nephews and cousins. Helen was born on the family farm near Fosston, SK. on September 26, 1928. She was the eldest of six children. Her parents worked hard to support the family and life on the farm. Helen was responsible to ensure the household chores and homework was done. She often referred to herself as the "bossy older sister". She was a good student, played the organ at church and went on to study nursing at St. Paul's Hospital in Saskatoon. She graduated in 1950 and worked in Saskatoon as well as small rural hospitals in Wadena and Canora before she decided to take a position in a doctor's office in Regina. Milton and Helen met in Glenavon and married on August 9, 1954. Life in Weyburn with Milt's business Weyburn Sheet Metal Ltd., community and church activities, home life with children's activities was busy. Helen was an excellent cook, loved making pies, cakes and Polish specialties. Helen was a marvellous hostess for family, friends and business gatherings both in Weyburn and at the cottage at Kenosee Lake. She was never shy to try new things for her personal interest, sewing, knitting, oil painting, golf, French lessons, line dancing, refinishing antiques and upholstery work. Helen gave of herself and was often found helping others with painting, yard work or making meals. She loved to putter in the yard and in her perennial garden with her prized peonies. In later years, she was often found at the front desk of the business. In 1983, the business was sold and Helen and Milt ventured into their retirement years. They travelled in the winter months to points in the southern U.S., golfed and played bridge with friends and spent much time at the cottage. When Milt passed away in 1987, Helen found herself to be a young widow. She soon took on the task of caregiver for her Mother. She loved to socialize and had many friends to share her time. She travelled to Texas, Mexico, the Maritimes, California, and Rome. She was a devoted and very proud grandmother to three grandsons who spent much time with her in Weyburn and Kenosee Lake during the summer. In 2004, Helen was diagnosed with Alzheimer Disease. The journey down this road was often frustrating and concerning and always changing. She moved to Regina to be closer to family and from there to a personal care home then to Santa Maria Senior Citizens Home for her final three years. At a future date, Helen will be laid to rest beside her beloved Milton in the Weyburn Hillcrest Cemetery. The Family would like to thank all those who have cared for Helen and gave her support, love and many hugs.
- Marjorie Augusta (nee Hall) passed away November 17, 1999 at Sunnyside Nursing Home, Saskatoon, at the age of 91 years. Marjorie was born at Mortlach, SK on August 30, 1908. Following graduation in Mortlach she attended business college in Regina. Marjorie married Harry Small on December 25, 1932. They lived in Halbrite and Moosomin prior to moving to Weyburn where they resided for 41 years. Marjorie was a long time employee of Prairie Agencies in Weyburn. She enjoyed the concert series, was a lifetime member of the Eastern Star and a long time member of the Anglican Church Women. Marjorie is survived by a daughter, Marjorie (Wayne) Burns of Saskatoon; a son, Don (Helen) Small of Prince Albert; four grandchildren: Garry, Darcy, Rob and Rhonda; five great grandchildren: Erin, Alison, Patrick, Erin and Ksenia; one sister, Glenys (Ken) Brinnen of Surrey, BC. Marjorie was predeceased by her husband Harry; her parents George and Margaret Hall; and a sister, Eileen. Funeral service was held Saturday, November 20, at 2:00 p.m. from All Saints Anglican Church, Weyburn, with Rev. Julie Collings officiating. Interment followed in Hillcrest Cemetery, Weyburn. All those in attendance were considered to be honorary pallbearers.
- Rick Smart late of Weyburn passed away Sunday November 22 at the age of 60 years. Rick was predeceased by his mother, Mary Smart; and father-in-law, Donald Leguee. Rick is survived by his wife, Barb Smart, Weyburn; his three daughters: Melissa Smart (Travis Pederson), Samantha Smart and Kristin Smart all of Weyburn; mother-in-law, Elsie Leguee, Weyburn; sisters-in-law: Elaine (Herb) Willberg, Aldergrove, BC, Norma (Ross) Banga, Regina; brother-in-law, Russ (Sharon) Leguee, Fillmore as well as several nieces and nephews. Rick was a sports lover, especially curling and golf. He was always there to cheer on his family, no matter how far he had to go. Not only did he love sports, but also had a big heart for animals, especially his dog Dexter who would never let dad leave home unless he was riding in the passenger seat. Rick was a great family man and will truly be missed. "We love you forever daddy." Service of Rememberance for Rick was held Thursday, November 26, 2009 at 2:00 p.m. from Grace United Church, Weyburn, with Rev. M. Barnabas officiating. Internment followed at the Green Acres Memorial Gardens, Weyburn. Pallbearers were all in attendance at the service.
- Roy Smiley was born February 7, 1929 at Arcola, SK. He passed away on May 13, 2000 at the Weyburn General Hospital. He was the eldest child of Gordon and Ruby Smiley of Arcola. In 1952 he met and married Leona Sanheim and to this union they had three children. Roy was predeceased by his parents, Gordon and Ruby Smiley and a sister, Mildred. He is survived by his wife Leona of 48 years; daughters: Linda (Wally Kaminski) of Regina; June (Wes Boychuk) of Regina; son, Larry (Roxy) of Dollard, SK; granddaughters: Toni Kaminski, Allyson and Orisha Boychuk, Phylisia and Kellee Smiley, Misty (Dave); grandson Kris (Bobbie); great granddaughter, Jordan and great grandsons, Cobyn and Kyle; two brothers: Bob (Joy) Smiley of Sarnia, ON and Joe (Betty) Smiley of Whitewood; two sisters: Donna (Don) Van Beselaere of Regina; and Shirley (Joe) Schewaga of Humboldt; many nieces, nephews and cousins. Funeral service was held at Fletcher Funeral Chapel, Weyburn, with Rev. Julie Collings officiating. Pallbearers were: Robert Sanheim, Robert Stender, Wayne Stender, Bev Culbertson, Kelly Van de Sype and Walter Tytlandsvik. Interment followed in Hillcrest Cemetery, Weyburn.
- Helen Anna (nee Brown) Smith, late of Weyburn, passed away on December 21, 2003 at Weyburn Special Care Home at the age of 81 years. She was predeceased by her parents, George and Jean Bowen; her husband, Lloyd Smith; daughters: Jean Garland and Doreen Fuchs; sister, Jean Jahnke; brother, Earle Bowen and grandson, Dean Wick. Helen will be lovingly remembered by her two daughters: Joyce (Dennis) Onstad of Regina and Judy (Luke) Winder of Winfield, BC; 11 grandchildren: Cory (Amie) Onstad, Laurie (John) Belick, Dawn (Steven) Heiss, Cindy (Tim) Simpson, Richard Winder, Hollie Wick, Jason Altwasser, Chad Garland, Leona (Rod) Nagy, Cindy (Reg) Slinn and Candy Fuchs; 11 great grandchildren: Richelle, Brayen and Kar-Lee Wick, Michelle and Aurora Belick, Christopher and Rebecca Heiss, David and Kimberley Simpson, Dylan and Kyle Nagy; as well as numerous nieces and nephews. Helen was born in Heward on September 22, 1922 and received her education in Brough. She married Lloyd Smith on August 25, 1943 in Weyburn. Helen baked pies for the bowling alley and the bus depot and worked at the Goodwill Bakery. She enjoyed bingo, bowling, playing cards and spending time with family and friends. The funeral service was held on Saturday, December 27 at Fletcher Funeral Chapel, Weyburn, with Hazel Arbon officiating minister. Interment followed in Green Acres Memorial Gardens, Weyburn. The pallbearers were her grandsons: Cory Onstad, Chad Garland, John Belick, Tim Simpson, Richard Winder and Steven Heiss. All those in attendance were considered to be honorary pallbearers.
- Wilbur Hughes. On Sunday, May 21, 2000, Wilbur Hughes Smith, late of Weyburn, passed away unexpectedly at the age of 87 years. Predeceased by his first wife, Elsie Massey Smith in 1955; second wife, Dorathy Gray Smith in 1998; his parents Clarence and Allie May Smith; brothers, Elgin and Emmett; sister and brother-in-law Llewellya and Tom Gallant; brother-in-law Bert Jefferies; father and mother-in-law Richard and Mary Annie (Polly) Massey; sister-in-law Merle Massey; father and mother-in-law Robert and Rosina Gray; brother-in-law Ken Gray; nephew Kenneth Gray. Wilbur is survived by his son, Emmett (Barb) Smith of Saskatoon Dr. Stacy Smith of Columbia, MD, Terrell Smith of Saskatoon and Susy Smith of Orem, UT; sisters: Meda (Jack) Gates of Red Deer and Syb Jefferies of Kelowna; step-children: Alison Calder (Warren) of Vancouver, Kevin (Chris) Calder of Calgary, Lorin Calder of Calgary; his in-laws: Ted Massey of Flin Flon, Gwen and Don Smith of Winnipeg, Nellie and Roy Roer of Swift Current and Dorothy Gray of Swift Current; nephew: Rod (Nancy) Gates of Winnipeg, Brian (Margot) Gates of Harrison Hot Springs, George Smith of Winnipeg, Brian Massey of Flin Flon, Conrad Krenn of Kelowna, Rae (Danelle) Roer of Prince George; nieces: Sheryl Gates of Red Deer, Joan (Neil) Fenton of Winnipeg Beach, Susan (John) Misko, Diane (Rick) Hayward, Lynn Book, Donna (Don) High, all of Winnipeg, Sandra Omland of Swift Current, Bonnie (Merle) Whitbread of Flin Flon, Shelby (Raymond) Trupish of Wetaskiwin and Audrey Coghill (John) of Lethbridge, who was like a daughter to him; as well as great nieces and nephews. Wilbur was born in Esterhazy, SK on August 4, 1912 and raised and educated in Mazenod. Later he moved to Endeavour where he met and married Elsie Massey. After Elsie's death in 1955, he married Dorathy (Dot) Gray, with whom he spent 41 years until her death in 1998. Wilbur lived in Weyburn for 60 years and although he moved to Saskatoon six months ago to live with his son Emmett and Emmett's wife, Barb, Weyburn was always home. After a variety of colourful work experiences in the dirty thirties he moved to Weyburn, where he became a Psychiatric Nurse at the Weyburn Provincial Hospital. He remained employed at the hospital until he retired as Director of Institutional Services in 1974. Wilbur was very sociable and loved people, animals, flowers, sports and traveling. In his earlier days he was a tremendous athlete who excelled as a baseball pitcher and was invited to professional training camps in the U.S. He was an outstanding curler and was a Past President of the Weyburn Curling Club. His athletic prowess extended beyond baseball and curling. His old friends tell us that he had never been beaten in a race and even in his 70's he was showing his grandchildren how to "skin-the-cat" on a high bar in one of Weyburn's community parks. He was awarded a life membership in the Elks, had many friends, and in his later years, was a familiar sight on his daily walks around town and visits to the coffee shop. Most of all, he loved his family and took great pride in their achievements. The sun rose and set on his grandchildren, Stacy, Terrell and Susy. He was a wonderful father, devoted husband, loving brother and grandfather and a true friend who will be lovingly remembered and greatly missed by his family, friends and little friend, Felix the Cat. We were fortunate to have had him in our lives. We will miss his whistle and cheery smile and will cherish his memory for eternity. He was a genuinely nice person who left us with a legacy of kindness, love, friendship and sharing. A memorial service was held Saturday, May 27 at 1:00 p.m. from Fletcher Funeral Chapel, Weyburn, with Rev. Lynda Harrison the officiating minister. Interment followed in Hillcrest Cemetery, Weyburn.
- John Albert Selwyn. On Thursday, January 25, 2007, John Albert Selwyn Snell of Weyburn, passed away at the Weyburn General Hospital at the age of 77 years. Predeceased by his parents, Decimus and Clara Snell, one sister, Lenora, one brother, Bill, brothers-in-law: Stan, Len Eric, Norm, Leo, Ken and Lloyd; sisters-in-law: Doris, Edna, Bertha, Marj and Mildred; and two nephews, Donald and Marc. John will be lovingly remembered by his wife and friend of 54 years, Marlene and their family: one daughter, Lynn (Rick) Drake of Shamrock, and their children: Maureen (Alan) Speidel and son Adam; Devon Drake and Aaron Drake; one son, Ken (Linda) Snell of Saskatoon, and their children: Michael Snell, Mark (fiancé Kelly) Snell and son Colton; sisters: Mabel Shepherd of Moose Jaw, Decima Fenske of Brandon, MB, Marj (Harral) Jukes of Moose Jaw; sister-in-law, Marion Snell of Regina; as well as numerous nieces, nephews, relatives and friends. John Albert Selwyn Snell was born December 13, 1929 at Briercrest and took his public schooling at Briercrest to grade eleven, then took his GED for his Grade twelve in 1976. Family was always a primary focus for John and he was eager to start his own, asking Shirley Marlene Clements to marry him when he was 21 and she was just 18. Marlene and John were married June 28, 1952 in Moose Jaw. They had their daughter, Lynn in 1953 and son, Ken in 1955. John worked his entire career at Dominion Fruit starting in Moose Jaw in 1949. He started with loading and unloading the railcars, working himself up through the company to the position of buyer. He work caused the family to move to Winnipeg, MB in 1959, then to Weyburn in 1965, Estevan in 1969, where he worked with Western Grocers, a subsidiary of Western Grocers, until 1976 when he and Marlene moved back to Weyburn, where he worked with Western Grocers, retiring in 1988. John was very active in the Young Fellows Club, then later, his involvement with the Independent Order of Odd Fellows became a lifetime focus. He served as Noble Grand in Estevan and Weyburn and was appointed Grand Master of Saskatchewan in 1995. He traveled the province those few years with other members and loved the work and the formal ceremonies. John took his membership seriously and gave 100%, volunteering for bingos, stew suppers, actively raising money for installation of specialized eye equipment around the province. He also served on the youth committee for several years, and believed strongly in their motto of Friendship, Love and Truth. John received the highest award given to an Odd Fellow, the Meritorious Badge, and in 2006 he received his 35th membership numeral. John loved history, especially family history and one of the highlights of his life was traveling to Devon, England, his parents' birthplace, and to visit with extended family and to Germany where his son and daughter-in-law were living in 1976. They had holidays closer to home too, meeting at weddings and campgrounds almost annually. They would go to Moose Jaw, Manitoba and even to Osoyoos, BC to meet with sisters wherever they were. Eagerly, he would travel out to the farm at Shamrock to reconnect with his farming heritage by helping out with harvest or baling, sneaking in the odd game of golf with Rick when he could. John took special pride in his grandchildren and then great grandchildren, always making great effort to attend all their events, whether skating carnivals, hockey and football games or races; as well as teaching them to play cribbage. John's body was the one thing that gave him grief, from being born with a club foot to having lung surgery when his first child was born to a heart condition in his 50's and Parkinson's disease for the past 10 years. He bore all of these challenges with dignity and strength, and it put a smile on his face to see his great grandson, Adam following him around with a pillow to make sure he was comfortable this past Christmas. The proud, quiet man that he was will never be forgotten along with his one line comments that made so much sense. He was a "numbers man" - working hard as a buyer but more importantly counting his blessings daily that he had been given so much in his life with his family and friends. Funeral service was held Tuesday, January 30, at 11:00 a.m. from Grace United Church, Weyburn, with Rev. John Ferrier officiating, and his granddaughter, Maureen gave the eulogy. Following lunch, the Interment was held at Rosedale Cemetery, Moose Jaw. All John's nieces and nephews were considered to be honorary pallbearers. The active pallbearers were: Devon and Aaron Drake, Mark, Alan and Michael Snell, David Jukes and Alan Speidel.
- Shirley Marlene (nee Clements). On Saturday, April 7, 2007, Shirley Marlene Snell of Weyburn, passed away at the Regina General Hospital at the age of 74 years. Predeceased by her parents, Euphemia and Edward Clements; five brothers and sisters: Lloyd, Doris, Mildred, Edna and Bertha; and by her husband and friend of 54 years, John on January 25, 2007. Marlene will be lovingly remembered by her family: daughter, Lynn (Rick) Drake of Shamrock, and their children, Maureen (Alan) Speidel and son, Adam; Devon Drake and Aaron Drake; son, Ken (Linda) Snell of Saskatoon, and their children, Michael Snell, Mark (fiancé Kelly) Snell and son, Colton; brother, Don (Marie) Clements of Calgary, AB; sister, Pat (John) Weir of Saskatoon; sisters-in-law: Mabel Shepherd, Moose Jaw, Decima Fenske, Brandon, MB, Marj (Harral) Jukes, Moose Jaw, Marion Snell, Regina, as well as numerous nieces, nephews, relatives and friends. Shirley Marlene Snell was born October 23, 1932 at Moose Jaw, the youngest in a family of eight children. She was surrounded by nieces and nephews and formed strong ties with all of them, embracing their spouses and children as they came into her life. She attended Empire Elementary School then Peacock Technical College with grade 10 completed. Marlene then worked at the Co-op Creamery for a year. She received her GED for grade 12 in 1976 and also took various computer and business courses at the Community College. On June 28, 1952, Marlene married John Albert Snell at Moose Jaw. They continued living in Moose Jaw, then moved to Winnipeg, MB in 1960 where Marlene was employed at the Hudson Bay store until 1965 when they moved to Weyburn and was employed at Walk-a-way Shoes. They moved with John's job to Estevan in 1965, then back to Weyburn in 1975. Marlene was employed with Sears during this time. She then started working at the Weyburn Co-op in 1976 where she was employed until retirement in 1988. Marlene attended the United Church and in her early years taught Sunday School and sang in the choir. She was an active member of the Rebekah Lodge, joining on June 16, 1970 in Estevan, she held the position of Noble Grand from 1975 to 1976, transferring to Weyburn's Alexandria Rebekah Lodge on September 12, 1989, she held the position of Noble Grand from 1994 to 1995. On April 23, 2006 she received her 35 year pin. She held the position of Chaplin at the time of her passing. Marlene also volunteered at the Salvation Army helping with the food baskets and donations, and at 'Hospitality in the Park', greeting people who were camping there. Marlene was a cancer survivor and walked in the 'Survivor's Lap' at the Relay for Life in the park. Crafts played a large part in her life from crocheting dish cloths, table cloths, Christmas angels and making jewellery bags and giving them away to anyone who wanted them. While her grandchildren were growing up her years were full of going to watch figure skating competitions, hockey games, special Olympic events and football matches, always cheering them on. She enjoyed taking aquacise lessons and made several friends there. Her computer led her to a new world where she worked on the Snell family history and did genealogical research. But her greatest joy was receiving pictures and videos of the great grandchildren, and forwarding them on as well as printing them off to share with others. Marlene was a collector and had her home full of her treasures. She enjoyed visiting her family, always taking gifts for everybody. Marlene lovingly cared for John at home, and his passing left a void in her heart that will now be filled as they are together again. Funeral service was held Thursday, April 12 at 11:00 a.m. from Grace United Church with Rev. Hazel Arbon and Rev. John Ferrier officiating. Interment followed that afternoon in Rosedale Cemetery, Moose Jaw. The Active Pallbearers were: Devon Drake, Aaron Drake, Michael Snell, Mark Snell, Howard Snell, Raymond Bell and Alan Speidel. All her nieces and nephews were considered to be Honorary Pallbearers.
- Arvin Ross, late of Weyburn passed away on Thursday August 13, 2009. Arvin was predeceased by his parents; Irvin and Belle, first wife Evelyn and second wife Bonnie. Arvin is survived by his sons; Miles (Lori) Snelling, Weyburn, Kim (Lynnette) Snelling, Regina, Bonita (Mark) Scholpp, Sparwood, BC, grandchildren; Sarah and Erika Snelling, Leah and Brett Snelling, Joshua and Aaron Scholpp, stepchildren; Trevor Strachen, Medicine Hat, AB, Cheryl (Tom) Rudy, Weyburn, Tracey (Erin) Stracken, Broadview, step grandchildren; Zach and Braden Rudy, brothers; Larry Snelling, Coquitlam, BC, Ian (Linda) Snelling, Surrey, BC, David (Dorothy) Snelling, Ogema, sister; Joyce (Ralph) Davis, Saint Albert, AB, along with numerous nieces and nephews. Arvin was born May 10, 1928 in Bures, SK and worked for over 35 years at the Souris Valley Extended Care Facility. Arvin enjoyed and loved his family; he also enjoyed watching sports, dancing and loved working in his yard. A memorial service will be held on a later date at Green Acres Memorial Gardens, Weyburn
- Bonnie Louise (nee McPhee) Snelling passed away on December 26, 2006 at the age of 62 years. She was predeceased by her father Les McPhee; mother Verna Towne; stepfather Lloyd Towne. Bonnie is survived by her husband Arvin Snelling, Weyburn; her children: Trevor Strachan, Medicine Hat, AB, Cheryl (Tom) Rudy, Weyburn and Tracey (Erin) Strachan, Broadview; grandchildren Zack and Braden Rudy, Weyburn; sister, Donalda (Bob) Johnston, Weyburn; step-children: Miles (Lori) Snelling, Weyburn, Kim (Lynnette) Snelling, Regina, Bonita(Mark) Schlopp, Sparwood, BC; step-grandchildren: Sarah and Erika Snelling Weyburn, Leah and Brett Snelling, Regina, Joshua Schlopp, Sparwood, BC and Aaron Schlopp, Calgary, AB; as well as several nieces and nephews. Bonnie Louise Snelling was born on April 26, 1944 at Regina. She received her education at Western Christian College in Weyburn. On July 5, 1985 she married Arvin Snelling. Bonnie enjoyed dancing in her younger years and also enjoyed bowling. She was a member of Grace United Church in Weyburn. The Service of Remembrance for Bonnie Snelling was held on Saturday, December 30, at 2:00 p.m. at Grace United Church, Weyburn, with Rev. Hazel Arbon officiating. All who attended the service were considered honorary pallbearers. Interment was at Green Acres Memorial Gardens, Weyburn.
- William Henry "Gordon". On Tuesday, December 30th, 2008, William Henry "Gordon" Somerville of Weyburn, SK passed away at the age of 91 years. Gordon was predeceased by his wife, Kathleen and a grandson, Shane. He will be lovingly remembered by his four children: Bill (Dorothy) Somerville of Abbotsford, BC; David (Cindy) Somerville of Abbotsford, BC; Carol Somerville of Weyburn and Diana Murphy of Medicine Hat, AB; 12 grandchildren, 25 great grandchildren and 2 great great grandchildren. Gordon Somerville was born on August 11th, 1917 in Bresaylor. His family moved to North Battleford in 1929. Gordon began his working life at the age of 15 on a dairy farm. On June 17th, 1939, Gordon married Kathleen Hargrave in North Battleford. They were married for 59 years and had four children, Bill, David, Carol and Diana. Gordon enlisted in the army on June 14th, 1940 and went overseas to England on August 24th, 1941. He served as a rifleman in the infantry division with the Regina Rifles Regiment. Gordon took part in the Normandy invasion and while floating over the English Channel was promoted to Corporal and immediately given the responsibility of leading men from B Company into battle. They landed at Juno Beach in France and successfully fought their way to Caen, France. He was decorated for personally taking out two German submachine gun nests blocking their advance. A short time later, he was wounded by shrapnel and spent three weeks in a hospital in France. After recovery, he again took command of his men and fought many battles including the famous Battle of the Bulge. He ended his European tour of duty in Holland and one of Gordon's most enduring memories was the gratitude and happiness shown by the Dutch people to the Canadians for liberating them and their country. Gordon remained active in the army until February, 1946, was awarded nine medals and honorably discharged holding the rank of Company Sergeant Major. In 1953 he was chosen as one of the military representatives at the Coronation of Queen Elizabeth the 2nd in England. After the war, Gordon returned home to his young wife and son in North Battleford and went to work for Saskatchewan Breweries. He was active in the North Battleford Militia and dedicated much of his time to the Armoury and the Legion. In 1961, Saskatchewan Breweries promoted him to manager, transferring him and his family to Weyburn. After a few years, he joined Bowman Brothers Automotive supply and after it became Acklands, he remained with them until his retirement. Gordon and his wife, Kay, were active members of the Weyburn Legion and participated in many duties and functions held there. Gordon and Kay went to all Regina Rifle Reunions until they were no longer able. Gordon enjoyed his home and loved working in the backyard in the summer months. Along with his wife Kay, they created a park like setting with many birdhouses, flowers, fruit trees and a wonderful vegetable garden. Their lawn (when freshly cut only by Gordon) had 'very straight rows'! In later years, Gordon looked forward to spending time with his children, grandchildren and great grandchildren. He also enjoyed a game of golf with his friends and meeting at the Legion for his morning coffee to catch up on the latest local news. Gordon spent his final ten years in the loving care of his extended family at Crocus Villa in Weyburn. Family and friends welcome all who wish to attend the Celebration of Gordon's life to be held at the Weyburn Legion on January 23rd, 2009 at 2:00 p.m.
- Leonida Albina (nee Linke) of Medicine Hat, AB, passed away Saturday, September 11, 1999 at the age of 89 years, beloved wife of the late Ephraim Sonnenberg. She leaves to cherish her memory one son, Ernest (Phyllis) Sonnenberg of Halbrite, SK, and one daughter Ruth (Clarence) Heringer of Medicine Hat; seven grandchildren, Wayne, Glen, Kim, Larry and Darren Sonnenberg, Lori Battochio (Heringer) and Karen Schafer (Heringer); nine great grandchildren; and one sister Wanda Eichler of Germany. She was predeceased by her parents Robert and Rosillia Linke; her husband Ephraim on February 9, 1992 and by one son Wilfred on March 24, 1935; her brother Reinhold and her sister Adella. Leonida was born in Poland August 27, 1910 and came to Canada in 1928. She married Ephraim Sonnenberg on April 21, 1930 in Weyburn where they lived and raised their children. Through the years they lived in Indian Head and Broadview, SK while Ephraim worked for the CPR. They retired in Medicine Hat November 20, 1971. Leonida will be remembered for many things; she was a great cook and had wonderfully skilled hands, particularly at making quilts and bedspreads. Her family was everything to her. The funeral service was held in the Pattison Chapel, Medicine Hat, Monday, September 13 at 2:00 p.m. with Rev. Art Brown (a long time friend of the family) officiating. Interment followed in the Hillside Cemetery.
- June (nee Renneberg) Sorensen was born June 4, 1940 and passed away July 15, 2008 at the age of 68 years. The youngest of twelve children, June grew up in the rural area near Greenwater Lake, where she attended Bell's High School. She moved to Weyburn and trained to be a Psychiatric Nurse. It was during that time she met and married her husband of 46 years, Kaj Sorensen. June and Kaj had three children. She continued to work while raising her children and completed her RPN designation. June loved her career as a Psychiatric Nurse and took care of others for 48 years, only officially resigning in April of this year. She had other passions as well, the biggest one being her family. One of her favorite past-times was spending time with her four grandchildren, Kaj, Cameron, Truett and Cassidy. Many of her activities involved the outdoors, be it gardening, camping, boating, fishing or hiking. June and Kaj also spent many years old-time dancing and made many friends who she remained close with even though she could no longer dance. June was predeceased by her parents, Oscar & Mathilda Renneberg; sisters, Edna Trelenburg, Louise Prybilski & Mary Fuchs; brothers, Oscar Renneberg & George Renneberg. June will be lovingly remembered by her loving husband of 46 years, Kaj Sorensen; children, David (Jan) Sorensen, Melanie Sorensen & Jason Sorensen; grandchildren, Kaj, Cameron, Truett & Cassidy; sisters & brothers, Gertie Fuchs, Isobelle (Rod) Kyles, Hilda (Walter) Huber, Elsie Stipcevic, Roy (Doris) Renneberg, David (Helen) Renneberg, as well as numerous nieces, nephews, relatives & friends. The honorary pallbearers were Carol Baird, Julie Harris, Gladys Lokken, Elaine Nielson, Isabelle Sherrow & Jana Van Winkoop. All who knew her will miss her spirit, grace and love. The memorial service was held on Friday, July 18, 2008 at 2:00 P.M. at the Grace United Church, Weyburn with Rev Barnabas officiating.
- Kaj Egon Sorensen passed away peacefully on November 10, 2011. Left to mourn the loss are his many family and friends in Canada and Denmark. Kaj was born in Baekke, Denmark in 1937 and was the eldest of two children. At 20 years of age, Kaj’s adventurous spirit led him to leave Denmark. He arrived at Halifax harbour and took the train across Canada, to work as a farm labourer in Saskatchewan. He quickly taught himself English, and subsequently enrolled in the carpentry program at the Saskatchewan Technical Institute (STI) in Moose Jaw. A construction job with Swertz Brothers Construction brought him to Weyburn where he worked for 22 years as a carpenter and foreman. Following his time with Swertz, Kaj worked for 19 years as a power engineer and caretaker supervisor at Weyburn Comprehensive High School. It was in Weyburn through Danish friends, that he met June Renneberg, a psychiatric nursing student, whom he married in 1961. Together they enjoyed 46 years of marriage, three children, and several well-loved pets, before she passed away in 2008. He designed and built the family home where they lived for over 40 years. Kaj was also known through his many interests, activities and volunteerism. Kaj was a Scout leader, and sang in the United Church choir. He enjoyed woodworking, gardening, curling, bowling, the outdoors (especially camping, fishing, boating, and waterskiing), old time dancing, evenings of cards with his friends, afternoon coffee, playing the harmonica, and spending time with his children and grandchildren. He was appreciated for his hard work and sense of humour. Kaj is predeceased by his parents Niels and Anna and his wife June. He is survived by his sister Karen Margrethe (Verner) Christensen, his children David (Jan), Melanie, and Jason; and his four grandchildren: Kaj, Cameron, Truett and Cassidy. There are many other in-laws, nieces, nephews, and their children. Kaj took great pride in his talents, from wood working projects to his career. He believed that anything worth doing should be done to the best of your abilities. This dedication was also shown in the love he had for his family. An honourable gentleman, and a dedicated father and friend, Kaj will be greatly missed. Tak for alt. A memorial service was held Wednesday, November 16 from Grace United Church, Weyburn with Reverend M. Barnabas officiating. Interment took place at Hillcrest Cemetery, Weyburn. Honorary Pallbearers are Verner Christensen, Abel Van Winkoop, Peter Aamundsen, Tony Hansen, Ernie Lokken, and Rod Kyles.
- Victoria (nee Dziaduk) Soroka was born September 5, 1907 in Poland and immigrated to Canada with her parents when she was two years old. The family resided in the Glen Elder district, there she met and married Metro Soroka in 1925 and the couple relocated to a farm in the Danbury area. Victoria had a real love of land, grew great gardens, worked alongside her husband in developing the farm and raised three healthy children: Ann, Lloyd and Julian. Family survived the hardships of the late 20's and early 30's trying to seek out a living farming. In 1952 Metro and Victoria sold their land and moved to Weyburn where their sons, Lloyd and Julian lived. City life was quite different allowing Victoria more time and opportunity to get involved in church and community activities. Some of her hobbies were knitting, crocheting and cooking. She loved to entertain and her guests never went home without first having a cup of tea. With the passing of her son Julian in 1983 and her husband in 1985, Victoria moved to an apartment at Bison Manor where she resided for the next 15 years. As the years went by, due to failing health and age, she was required to move to the Weyburn Special Care Home. With much support of the many kind friends and the superior care of the Nursing Home staff, Victoria spent her remaining years here until her passing on January 31, 2003. Predeceased by her parents: Michael and Justina Dziaduk; her husband Metro Soroka (1985); son Julian Soroka (1983); brothers John Dziaduk, Anton Dziaduk; and a sister Lena. Victoria is survived by a son: Lloyd (Arvella) Soroka of Weyburn; a daughter Ann Robb of Weyburn; nine grandchildren and 17 great grandchildren. A funeral service was held Monday, February 3 at 2:00 p.m. from Weyburn Community Free Methodist Church, Weyburn, with Pastor Mike Szabo officiating. Interment followed at Green Acres Memorial Gardens, Weyburn. Active pallbearers were Tanner Soroka, Jayden Soroka, Brett Soroka, Ryan Eisenzimmer, Dale Soroka, David Eisenzimmer. Honorary pallbearers were Mary Knotopetz, Ted and Inga Scholz, Helmer and Joan Lovequist and Daisy Miles.
- Bernice Elizabeth (nee McAdoo). On Saturday, February 12, 2000, Bernice Elizabeth Sorrell, late of Weyburn, passed away at Souris Valley Extended Care Center, at the age of 90 years. Predeceased by her mother and father, William and Jannette McAdoo; and her husband, Alfred in 1979. Bernice is survived by one daughter, Patricia and her husband David De Silva of Hamilton, Bermuda. Bernice was born in Cavan Township, Durham County, Ontario, on November 2, 1909. She came to Weyburn in about 1915 with her mother to join the family of Harry Sutcliffe to assist with the upbringing of his two children. She attended Weyburn Collegiate Institute and the College of Commerce in Saskatoon. On November 2, 1932 she married Alfred Sorrell in Weyburn. They lived in Weyburn until 1952 when they moved to Regina. Bernice had sung in the Grace United Church choir while in Weyburn, and continued to sing soprano when she moved to Regina. She became the church secretary for a number of years at Carmichael United Church. Music was her first love, after her family, and she was an accomplished pianist. She also enjoyed reading and cooking. Bernice always enjoyed her bridge games. She always looked forward to her trips to Bermuda, and she spent the winters there with Pat and her husband, David. A memorial service was held Friday, February 18 at 2:00 p.m. from Grace United Church, Weyburn, with Rev. Jack Oglesby and Bill Corkum officiating ministers. Interment followed in Hillcrest Cemetery, Weyburn.
- Barry. The family of Barry Spencer sadly announce his passing. After enduring three heart attacks he was tragically taken from us on October 11th, 2008 in a motor vehicle accident. He leaves to mourn his passing and celebrate his live, his loving wife of 47 years, Alma, son Mike (Marnel) of Weyburn, daughter Sheryl of Saskatoon and son Brad (Miranda) of Weyburn. He will be greatly missed by his grandchildren; Shayla (Kale) of Regina, Dylan, Alyssa, Payton and Sydney of Weyburn and one great-grandson Carwyn of Regina. He also leaves sisters and brothers-in-law Carol Spencer, Lynn and Ron Rogal and Walt and Judy Ledingham and a host of nieces, nephews and relatives and friends. Barry Garth was born April 29, 1940 at a farm in the Worchester area. His parents Ken and Leila Spencer lived north of Weyburn. In 1948, at the age of eight, he lost his father to a heart attack, and in 1989, his mother passed away. In the fall of 1946, Barry started school at Talmage. Except for the odd bout of hay fever, Barry enjoyed life out on the farm. In 1951, when Barry was eleven his mother moved to teach at Ingleford. Part way through grade eleven he accepted a job at Barber Motors. He and his best pal Louis Woodard boarded together for three years until he married his sweetheart Alma on September 2nd, 1961. Barry continued to work for Barbers for 10 years. He attended technical school in Moose Jaw with friend Stan Baird, ultimately receiving their journeyman papers. In 1968, he became a driving instructor, working rural areas around Weyburn. One year later a business opportunity came up at junction Shell Service Station across from the El Rancho. After seven years he sold the business to Dale Johnson, working with him for one year before returning to Barber Motors as a car salesman. With more time on his hands he became involved with recreational hockey and served as president on the Weyburn Minor Hockey Association. After four years as a salesman at Barbers, at the request of Shell Canada, Barry took over the operation of junction Shell Service again operating it until 1985. Soon after he decided to build Redcoat Auto and Tire Service and operated it successfully until 1989. Barry then became a partner in Redcoat Plymouth Chrysler until his retirement in 1999. After retirement Barry found more time to take part in the various clubs and organizations that he belonged to. He was a member of the Kinsmen, K-40 Club, Rotary, Masons, Elks and Legion. Barry enjoyed golfing and curling and he coached ball and hockey. Although his sports kept him busy he always found time with his grandchildren and their activities. Barry was a long time member of Grace United Church. His love for music inspired him to join the church choir, variations, men's mixed chorus as well as various solo acts. Barry's love for traveling took him and his family on many camping trips. Since retirement, Barry and Alma have done extensive traveling, with Barry's favorite stop being Mexico. Anyone who knew Barry knew he was a true Willie Nelson fan. He had been a fan club member for many years. His CD collection ranges in the hundred and he even attended over a dozen of Willie's concerts in North America. Funeral Services were held on Friday, October 17th, 2008 at 2:00 p.m. from Grace United Church with Rev. Barnabas officiating. Interment was at Hillcrest Cemetery.
- Daryl Reid. On Monday, March 17, 2003, Daryl Reid Spencer passed away suddenly at the age of 44 years. Daryl is survived by his wife, Sandy Spencer and their daughters: Jen, Ali and Mikki, all of Weyburn; his mother and father, Roy and Gladys Spencer of Carnduff; two brothers; Bill (Brenda) Spencer of Carnduff and Robert (Candice) Spencer of Winnipeg; one sister, Debbie (Harvey) Stevenson of Carnduff; mother-in-law Doreen J. Brown of Weyburn; brother-in-law Randy (Brenda) Bakaluk of Weyburn; sister-in-law Patti (Jim) Aimoe of Lloydminster; as well as many nieces and nephews. Daryl was born June 8, 1958 at Gainsborough and raised on a farm two miles east of Carnduff. He took his schooling to grade 12 at Carnduff. He left home at age 17 to join the workforce and became a certified EMT from SIAST. On July 20, 1984, Daryl married Sandy Brown at the Weyburn Free Methodist Church. He worked as an EMT for 16 years in Weyburn and many small towns and cities in southern Saskatchewan, including Fillmore, Carlyle, Oxbow ad Estevan. After retiring from the ambulance business he managed the Petro Canada gas station for three years. Soon after he entered the retail sector where he thoroughly enjoyed working at the Saan store in Weyburn. He was presently employed as a part time cleaner, but most importantly, as full time Mr. Mom. Spending time with his three daughters was his most important hobby along with going for coffee with the gang, curling, slow pitch and bowling. Daryl was a behind the scenes guy. He was invaluable as a member of the team that got Tags Teen Club up and running. No matter what cause his wife took on, he was right there keeping her on track and taking care of the little details that make the big picture come together. He was co-leader of Pioneer Clubs for two years and was on the finance committee of the Free Methodist Church. Daryl was totally devoted to his girls. He lived to make them happy and gave them all special memories. Though he was a man of few words, his actions spoke volumes to his family. He loved completely and was loved in return. Funeral service was held Friday, March 21, 2:00 p.m. from the Weyburn Community Free Methodist Church with Pastor Wade Fitzpatrick officiating. The eulogy was given by Faye Ferner and Sandy Spencer told memories of 'my man'. The Men's Quartet and Ora Lee Greening sang special numbers. Interment followed in Green Acres Memorial Gardens, Weyburn. The active pallbearers were: Bob Rasmuson, Allan Hubard, Cory Swedburg, Ross Johnson, Norm Alexander and Grant Marcotte. Honorary pallbearers were Carole Milo, Faye Ferner, Dawn Looker, Jeanne Kiraly and Jeannie Franklin
- Howard I. Spencer. The family of Howard sadly announces his passing on November 12, 2002 after a four year battle with cancer. It was a battle he fought with a smile on his face and a ready joke to keep everyone at ease. He leaves to mourn his passing and celebrate his life, his loving wife Carol, a son, Ken of Regina, daughters, Heather (Clark) Gordon of Weyburn and Donna of Toronto. He will be greatly missed by his grandchildren, Monica, Liam and Delaney Gordon of Weyburn. He also leaves his brother, Barry (Alma) Spencer, nephews, Mike (Marnel), Brad (Miranda), niece, Sheryl and their families as well as his mother-in-law, Lorine Cooledge, sister-in-law, Ada (Larry) Ward of Estevan, Wayne (Carol) Cooledge of Campbell River, BC. Howard will also be missed by a host of friends. Howard was born on August 15, 1936 in the old hospital on South Hill. It is now the Signal Hill Arts Centre. His parents, Ken and Leila Spencer lived north of Weyburn where his father was a tenant farmer. In 1948 at the age of eleven, he lost his father to a heart attack. His mother returned to teaching in order to raise her boys. Howard attended Weyburn Collegiate for two years and then attended Colgate High School graduating in 1955. He attended Teachers' College in Moose Jaw 1955-1956. He began his teaching career in Colgate in the fall of 1956. After three years, he moved to Indian Head where he met and married another teacher, Carol Cooledge. Thereafter he taught in Handsworth, Maple Creek, Midale and ended his career at Queen Elizabeth School in Weyburn, superannuating in 1987. He spent nine years as vice-principal at Queen Elizabeth. Howard loved the farm and worked many summers as a farm labourer for Beaches at Colgate, Hardys at Midale and Pulfers at Weyburn. Running farm machinery was one of his summer enjoyments. Howard was very interested in sports from his early elementary school days. He attempted many, but will be primarily remembered for his participation in baseball, softball, golf and curling. Through sports he made many acquaintances and friends. Howard loved to organize and coach. As a teacher, he coached school teams in various sports, both at the elementary and high school level. He helped build the Colgate Golf Course, and when he lived in midale was instrumental in helping organize the Midale Sports Association. At various times he served on the boards of the Midale United Church and the Midale Credit Union. In Weyburn served on the executive of the Weyburn Curling Club and Weyburn Golf Club as well as one term on the board of Grace United Church. He was active in promoting activities for senior golfers and senior curlers. Only the coming of cancer stopped him from his favorite hobbies. But it did not stop him from watching his favorite hockey team, the Weyburn Red Wings. He was interested in his family's genealogy and enjoyed writing, and to that end wrote a history of the Ben Spencer family, a biography of his mother, Leila, and an autobiography to give to his children. Howard loved to travel, and took his family on many treks around Canada and to Disneyland in the U.S.A. He and Carol made a tour of the British Isles in 1992. With the coming of Carol's retirement, they planned to do more traveling, but only managed a cruise to Alaska before discovering he had cancer of the throat. Funeral service was held on Saturday, November 16, 2002 at 2:00 p.m. from the Grace United Church with Gary W. Goran officiating. Interment followed at Hillcrest Cemetery where his paternal grandparents, his parents, uncles and cousins are buried. Active pallbearers were Carl Von Hagen, Gerry Munro, Stan Zaluski, Don Hepting, Phil Kohlenberg, Ed Nielson.
- Frances Annellen (nee Wood). On Wednesday, March 26, 2008, Frances Annellen Sperling passed away at Tatagwa View Long Term Care Facility, at the age of 74 years, after a lengthy illness of Alzheimer's Disease. Frances was predeceased by her parents, Thomas and Alma Wood and a brother in infancy. Frances will be lovingly remembered by her husband of 55 years, Lawrence "Tony" Sperling of Weyburn, and their family, four children: Robert (Wendy) Sperling of Surrey, BC and their children, Ashley, Sarah, Connor and Jordan; Debbie Steer of Saskatoon, and her children, Amanda (Tyler Ror) and their child, Mya; Tamara and Matthew Steer; Brad (Karen) Sperling of Saskatoon, and their children, Rachelle and Danielle; Wendy (Brad) Tindall of Weyburn, and their children, Brandie, Kaylie and Darby; one sister, Stella (Keith) McLaren of Surrey, BC and one brother, Warren Wood of Saskatoon; as well as numerous nieces, nephews, relatives and friends. Frances Annellen Sperling (Wood) was born to Alma and Thomas Wood at Moose Jaw, on April 30, 1933. On November 29, 1952 Fran married Lawrence "Tony" Sperling at Moose Jaw. They made their home in Weyburn where they raised their family of two boys and two girls. Fran worked for a time at the Weyburn Review and then as a Police Matron. She was always very supportive of their children's activities, especially hockey. She was an active life member of the Royal Canadian Legion Ladies Auxiliary and held several offices, including President. She enjoyed bowling and going to garage sales where she added to her Avon collection. Fran had a great love for her family and helped care for her grandchildren as they came along. They enjoyed her baking and cooking as well as her gentle caring way. Although she tended to worry a lot, she was strong and tireless in her devotion to her family and friends. She also wrote several poems over the years, which are treasured by her family. She will be lovingly remembered and sadly missed by all she knew and loved. Funeral service was held Saturday, March 29 at 2:00 p.m. from Fletcher Funeral Chapel, Weyburn with Rev. John Ferrier officiating. Cremation followed with a private family interment in Green Acres Memorial Gardens, Weyburn
- Lawrence "Tony" Harold. On Thursday, March 19th, 2009, Lawrence "Tony" Sperling passed away at the Weyburn General Hospital at the age of 79 years. Tony was predeceased by his parents, Roy and Bertha Sperling; his loving wife of 55 years, Frances Sperling on March 26th, 2008, two brothers and three sisters. Tony will be lovingly remembered by his four children: Robert (Wendy) Sperling of Surrey, BC and their four children, Ashley, Sarah, Connor and Jordan; Debbie Steer of Saskatoon and her three children: Amanda (Tyler) and their daughter, Mya; Tamara and Matthew Steer; Dr. Brad (Karen) Sperling of Saskatoon and their two daughters, Rachelle and Danielle; and Wendy (Brad) Tindall of Weyburn and their three children, Brandie, Kaylie and Darby; four sisters: Carrie Steel and Hazel Murphy of BC, Ivey McKellar of AB and Eileen Keith of ON; as well as numerous nieces, nephews, relatives and friends. Lawrence "Tony" Harold Sperling was born September 19, 1929 at Yorkton, one of 10 children born to Roy and Bertha Sperling. He took his schooling to grade eight, then worked on the family farm. He lived in Kisbey for a short time until he met Frances Wood. They were married November 29th, 1952 in Moose Jaw. They moved to Weyburn where Tony worked as a mechanic at a John Deere dealership, Tourigny Distributors from 1952 to 1964. Tony was a volunteer Fireman for 10 years, from 1954 to 1964, and was a permanent full-time Firefighter for 25 years, from 1964 to 1989. He worked for the City of Weyburn for 35 years. He was busy with work until his retirement: at the Fire Hall he was the main mechanic for the Fire Trucks, Police cars and other City vehicles and equipment. He drove the Bombadier and Ambulance, built City floats and constructed two fire trucks, the body and mechanical construction. From his work bench at the Firehall, he did numerous jobs for local service groups, the police and fire department. He was a welder, constructing Christmas street decorations for Weyburn and many other 'structures'. He also dug graves at Hillcrest Cemetery and collected money and repaired the parking meters. He was an honorary member of the Legion, a past member of the I.O.O.F., and became the first Canadian Firefighter to become a member of the "Turtle Club", a U.S. group formed for firefighters whose life was saved by wearing a hard hat. This happened during the Weyburn Hardware Fire in 1959. He received the 'Fire Services Exemplary Service Medal' from the Governor General of Canada in 1986, and was a retired member of the International Association of Firefighters'. Tony enjoyed watching and attending his children's and grandchildren's activities, especially sports. In his later years, he enjoyed trying his luck with lottery tickets/machines. When his wife, Francis was admitted to Souris Valley Extended Care Centre in 2002, then Tatagwa View, Tony visited her daily, and was generous with gifts of goodies like chocolates and candy for her care providers. He will be sadly missed and lovingly remembered by his family and all who knew him. A memorial service for Tony will be held at a later date.
- Florence (nee Engebretsen) was born in Wild Rose, North Dakota to Einar and Ingrid Engebretsen. She grew up on a farm approximately eight miles north of Halbrite with her brother, Leonard. Florence went to the St. Elmo School District (between Halbrite and Griffin) and wrote her final exam in Halbrite. She was always busy playing the piano, skating, having ball games, picnics or riding with the neighbors. On her 20th birthday, December 17, 1931, she married Carl Sprecken in a double wedding with Joe and Florence Barlow in Regina. Florence was a typical 1930's housewife - she worked hard at gardening, cooking and baking. She was noted for her sumptuous meals during those "good old threshing crew days", like the trucker who turned down freshly baked pie for her freshly baked bread and home churned butter! During the war she was involved with Red Cross packages, etc. Florence had a fantastic memory for birthdays and anniversaries. She loved playing scrabble (took pride in her spelling) and dancing. She was involved in UCW and community activities. Any event with friends and family was special to her, the birth of her grandchildren, New Year dinner and suppers, especially with Kruegers and Fahlmans, sports day and baseball games. Florence loved her grandchildren with a passion and every child in Griffin loved to stop by, knowing there would be a treat and conversation. Florence and Carl lived in the Griffin District from 1931 to 1976 when they moved to Weyburn. Carl passed away in June of 1994. With her health failing in 1997, Florence resided in Crocus Villa until approximately one month before her passing, when she was in Weyburn and Regina General Hospitals. Florence passed away on January 9, 2004 at the age of 92. She was predeceased by her parents Einar and Ingrid Engebretsen, her brother and his wife, Leonard and Regina Engebretsen, her husband Carl and an infant son. Florence leaves to mourn son, Keith (Hazel) Sprecken; three grandchildren: Todd (Faith), Jason (Tammy) and Elan (Todd); three great grandchildren: Baron Lawrence, Morgan and Nolan Sprecken, along with numerous nieces, nephews, great nieces and great nephews. Funeral service was held Tuesday, January 13 at 2:00 p.m. from Grace United Church, Weyburn with Gary W. Goran officiating. Active pallbearers were: Don Fahlman, Doug Knoblauch, Ross Windrim, Carl LaFrentz, Roy Anderson and Neil Orsted. Honorary pallbearers were: Jean Fahlman, Gladys Knoblauch, Donna Windrim and Janet Orsed. Interment followed in the Green Acres Memorial Gardens, Weyburn.
- Hugo John. On Monday, June 19, 2006, Hugo John Sprecken, passed away at the Tatagwa View Long Term Care Facility at the age of 93 years. Hugo was predeceased by his parents, Eliene and John VonSprecken, six brothers: Reimer VonSprecken, Carl Sprecken, Cal Von Sprecken, Ervin Von Sprecken, John Von Sprecken and Ken Sprecken; five sisters: Johanna McMahon, Margaret Crawford, Hertha Klappstein, Anina McWinnie and Lucia in infancy. Hugo will be lovingly remembered by his numerous nieces and nephews and their families. "Keep'er steady" was a saying Hugo would use with a smile each time family members would leave. If there ever was a steady and steadfast man, it was Hugo John Sprecken. Born August 6, 1912, he was the third youngest in a family of 12. In 1916 a tornado hit that shifted the house, tore the roof off the barn, broke windows on the east side of the house, but they were safe in the cellar. The family had to live in the dark, boarded up house for a couple of weeks until glass was available. They had a riding pony named Topsy, and the children spent time teaching her tricks. He attended Dunreath School at Innes, and was quiet and shy by nature, but loved to dance and was an extremely fine stepper, like his father. He liked to have his best leather shoes polished, ready to dance, even when he lived at Tatagwa View. He lived on the farm at Innes, where he was born, all of his life except for the last couple of years in Weyburn. He loved the quiet, the memories, the feeling of 'home', and although the old house he was born in should have come down, he just couldn't bring himself to tear it down, 'too many memories' he said, so he chose to live in a comfortable mobile home in its shadow, in the treed farm yard created by his father. Hugo lived alone, but could not be considered a lonely man. He loved music and had an extensive collection of records and tapes and he kept up on world affairs and expressed some concern on 'where the world was going'. He had a genuine love for his farm and the land. Hugo loved his God, and in one of his little farmer's notebooks he wrote, "My purpose in this life is to get a better understanding of God, and to get to know God, for I want to love, live and walk with God." Other notes from Hugo's notebooks include: Dear Lord, fill my mind with worthwhile stuff, and nudge me hard when I have said enough, a man is no bigger that the way he treats his fellowman, don't be like a wheelbarrow, for it has to be pushed all the time, and is easily upset, and other sayings. Hugo was a very thoughtful and wise man, he had a great sense of humor, a wonderful quiet chuckle and a very loving and grateful heart. In one of his notes he wrote, "You become what you think about." Thinking kind and good and gentle thoughts gave him almost 94 years of a very happy and blessed life. Funeral service was held Friday, June 23, at 2:00 p.m. from Grace United Church, Weyburn, with Gary W. Goran officiating minister. All those in attendance were considered to be honorary pallbearers. The active pallbearers were: Stacey Lund, Todd Sprecken, Colin Bakken, Dwight Rasmuson, Darwin Knibbs and Curtis Von Sprecken. Interment followed in Green Acres Memorial Gardens, Weyburn.
- Gordon "Gus" passed away peacefully in Ottawa surrounded by family on Friday July 20, 2007 at 86 years. Beloved husband of Elta (Wickey) for 64 years. Survived by brothers Glenn (Ellen) of Tillsonburg, ON, and Gerald (Bernice) of Moose Jaw, and many cousins. Devoted father to sons Raymond and Gary and daughters Cheryl, Joanne, and Sandra. Proud grandfather of Steven, Shelly, Michael, and Alena and six great grandchildren. Gordon was born in Weyburn on August 23, 1920. Gus joined the air force after graduating from Weyburn Collegiate and retired from the RCAF after 28 years of service. Gordon then accepted a position with the Public Service of Canada, working another 14 years for both Public Works and Canada Post Headquarters, retiring for the second time in 1982. Gordon and Elta were fortunate to have spent the next 20 winters in Florida. A special thanks to the doctors and nurses of the Montfort Hospital. A Memorial Service to be held at a later date.
- A. R. George Sproat passed away at Saskatoon City Hospital on Saturday, March 19, 2011 at the age of 93 years with family by his side. He is survived by his loving wife of 68 years, Sylvia; sons, George (Jan), Terry (Pam), Howard (Merril), Brian (Colleen), Dean (Diana); 15 grandchildren, Ryan (Tanya), Stephanie, Chad (Brett) and Erin Thompson; Darren (Cheryl), Heather (Derek), Stacey (Scott), Kim (Troy), Joe (Krista); Allison, Sarah, Evan; Ashley (Mike), Greg; Chaela (Joe), as well as 20 great grandchildren and two daughters-in-law, Arvena and Bonnie. He was predeceased by his son, Garnet; grandchildren, Joshua, Dale, Justin; great grandchild, Michael; daughter-in-law Isla Thompson-Sproat; sister, Marian (David) Aitken; brothers-in-law, Roy (Mary) Watts, Fred (Helene) Watts and Richard (Hazel) Watts. Dad was born June 25, 1917, on the homestead near Worcester, SK (20 miles N of Weyburn). He grew up when farming was changing from horses to tractors. He showed interest in mechanics from an early age. He told stories of taking the engine out of the 1927 Pontiac and bringing it into the kitchen for the winter in order to overhaul it. He took his schooling locally except for a winter spent at Abernathy where he worked for his lodging while attending school. He enlisted in the army on August 29, 1943 (Mom’s birthday). He trained to be a mechanic and later was stationed in Nova Scotia. While waiting to go overseas, he was told he didn’t qualify because of his flat feet. Later he said this probably saved his life. He married Sylvia Watts on Christmas Day 1942 while home on leave. After the war, he worked at Tourigny Brothers in Weyburn. His first job was converting steel-wheeled model D tractors to rubber tires. This was the beginning of a lifetime love of John Deere. In 1951, he moved to Milestone to start his own John Deere business. Later, Stan Glenn became his partner forming G & S Farm Services. When Stan passed away the business was dissolved. Dad went to work with John Deere in Regina, Weyburn and for many years at Nelson Motors in Avonlea. He retired at the age of 69 and became a fulltime farmer along with his five sons. This allowed him to spend time with his boys and grandchildren doing something they all loved. He also found an interest in drama. He and Sylvia spent many hours with Milestone Prairie Players. He was proud of his trophies and valued the friends he made. In 2004, Dad and Mom moved to Saskatoon along with their pet cat Toby where he loved to look out the window over the pond. He always looked forward to a drive to check out the crops and the countryside. He enjoyed reading, playing cards, and visiting with family and friends. A laugh was never far away. Dad will be loved and missed by all. The memorial service was held on Friday, March 25 at 1:00 p.m. at Milestone United Church, Milestone. A family interment will take place at the Green Acres Memorial Gardens in Weyburn.
- Dr. Wayne Squires of Weyburn died Friday, June 2, 2000. He leaves to mourn his wife, Irene; three children: Greg, Cheryl Brunoro and son Nicholas, Patti (David) Larsen and their children Catherine and Samuel. Wayne was born in Corrine, SK November 22, 1929. He attended public school in Corrine and high school in Wilcox. In 1951 he received his diploma in Psychiatric Nursing in Weyburn. He later went on to further his education and received his bachelor of science at the University of Manitoba in 1957. In 1960 Wayne married Irene Steinsvoll. In 1961 he obtained his medical degree at the University of Saskatchewan. After a year of internship he began his medical career in Radville in the spring of 1962, later moving to Estevan following the doctors' strike in 1962. Then in 1965 he began practicing in Weyburn with Dr. O. Decter, later to be joined by Dr. Rennie. He was forced to retire due to illness one month prior to his death. Wayne was involved in minor hockey, coaching or managing his son Greg's hockey team for approximately six years. He coached girls' hockey teams for both Cheryl and Patti and girls' ringette. He was co-owner of the Lesuk Hockey School for 10 years. He served on the executive and was team doctor for the Weyburn Red Wings for several years. He assisted in the formation of the South Sask. Minor Hockey League in 1976 and was the commissioner for the same league in 1977. He was also the doctor for the Weyburn Boxing Club for several years. In 1969 he was awarded the Sports Personality of the Year in Weyburn. During his medical career he was director of the Weyburn Diabetic Society, involved with the Weyburn Alcoholics Anonymous and was involved with St. John Ambulance for 14 years. He taught the first C.P.R. classes at the Union Hospital and in 1970 started negotiations for an I.C.U. at the hospital. He was chief of staff for 15 years at the Weyburn Union Hospital. He also was a medical advisor to the civil aviation appeals tribunal. Dr. Squires had many interests including golf, classical music, all sports and reading. But his real love was for airplanes. In 1962 he received his private pilot license and had logged over 3,000 hours in his lifetime. His contributions to the flying community were many and varied. He wrote in the Canadian Owners' and Pilots Association magazine, organized airshows, organized and trained a precision flying team, "The Flatland Five," and performed at several air shows with the flying team. In 1988 he helped to organize the Sask. Aviation Council, which is in operation today. He built an airplane, "Baby Lakes." In 1995 he was inducted into the Weyburn Aviation Wall of Fame. Wayne loved many aspects of life and many people, but most of all he loved his family - he will be sadly missed. He was predeceased by his parents, Howard and Eva Squires; brothers: Clinton, Clayton and Stanley; sisters: Grace Meek and Jean Pedersen; brothers-in-law: Harold Meek and Jim Pedersen. Wayne is also survived by his sisters-in-law: Jeannie Squires, Gerry Squires, Mildred Murray, Agnes (Richard) Hernter and Esther Pyne; brothers-in-law: Lloyd (Hilda) Steinsvoll, Thomas Steinsvoll, Roy (Lenore) Steinsvoll, Grant (Norma) Steinsvoll; as well as several nieces and nephews and many friends. A memorial service was held Wednesday, June 7 at 2:00 p.m. from Grace United Church, Weyburn, with Rev. John Ferrier and Bill Corkum officiating. Honorary pallbearers were: Bob Elliott, Tom Kerr, Keith Sprecken, Floyd Selsted, Bob Little (Sr.), Dave Little, Wayne Hein, Earl Muir and Earl Kickley.
- Leonard Fredrick Stack, late of Weyburn, passed away peacefully on Thursday, January 24, 2013 at the Weyburn General Hospital at the age of 79 years. Leonard was predeceased by his parents, Adolf and Mathilda Stach; brother, Eric Stach; sister, Frieda McKnight; brothers-in-law: Roy McKnight, Don Kittelson, Pat Eddy and Marvin Bloor; one sister-in-law, Sylvia Eddy. Leonard is survived by his wife of 53 years, Marlene Stack; four daughters: Teresa (Greg) Pusch, Courtney and Blake; Shelley Wanner, Richelle, ReAnna, Renee; Joanne (Ken) Johner, Keith, Tanner and Brendan; Cindy Stairmand, Elana; step mother-in-law, Ellen Eddy; brothers-in-law, Marvin (Betty) Eddy, Lyle (Phyllis) Eddy, Neil (Diane) Eddy, Ron (Shirley) Eddy; sisters-in-law, Carol Bloor, Myrna Eddy, Elaine (Terry) Frederick and Donna Kittelson along with numerous nieces and nephews. Dad was born near Benson on June 16, 1933 to Adolf and Mathilda Stach. He was the youngest of three children and the rest of his family immigrated from Russia prior to his birth. Dad had a difficult childhood since his mother was hospitalized and he was raised by his father and siblings on the farm. Since he didn’t share many of these experiences with us, we believe it was his way of shielding us from this hurt in his life. Mom and Dad were married on June 13, 1959 and lived in Weyburn. Dad owned and operated a delivery service van in Weyburn until they moved to the family farm in April of 1963. Dad was a hard working and meticulous farmer, who took great pride in his machinery and the stewardship of his land. You could find him working from sun up to sun down every spring and fall and in the winter he was busy with snow plowing and driving school bus. Even though work was a huge priority for him, he would still find time to have fun by socializing and listening to music. His love of music led him to the accordian, which he learned to play on his own. He loved playing the old time polkas and did his best to entertain. We’ve been told that he left a dance hall one evening and started playing his accordian in the back seat of a car and it turned out that many people inside the hall left the party to come out to listen to him play. Music continued to bring him joy, as every Saturday night you would find him in front of the TV watching another rerun of the Old Time Polka Fest. A funeral service for Leonard was held on Monday, January 28 at 2:00 p.m. from RD Family Funeral Chapel, Weyburn with Pastor Larry Seeman, officiating. Interment followed at Green Acres Memorial Gardens, Weyburn. All his grandchildren were considered Honorary Pallbearers. Active Pallbearers were Greg Pusch, Ken Johner, Marvin Eddy, Tanner Beach, Randy Jess and Garnet Jess.
- Lucy Ann. After a long hard struggle, Lucy Stadler finally lost the battle against a very rare cancer (adrenal carcinoma) on June 5, 2001. Lucy Ann Stadler was born to Larry and Emily Stadler on February 1, 1965 in the Radville hospital. They lived on the Fred Seigal farm by Parry. In the spring of 1966 they moved to Khedive where they stayed until the spring of 1968 when they moved to Stockholm. The spring of 1970 found them moving to Radville. Lucy started school at St. Olivers sep. school. Her friends included the Tremblays, McCrackens, Gabriels and Theras. In 1976 she moved with her family to Lake Alma and went to Lake Alma School. Then in grade 9 she went to Gladmar School. She became fast friends with Betty Makelki, Donna Olson and cousin Diane Woitas. Betty, Lucy and Diane went a lot of places together and had a lot of fun too. When Betty married Wayne Lund, Lucy was a bridesmaid. She then moved to an acreage east of Weyburn with her parents and worked in the King George Hotel, then started working for Zellers. Lucy transferred to an Edmonton Zellers store and lived there for a couple of years before transferring back to Weyburn where she got an apartment on Bison Ave. While there she worked in Halbrite, Fillmore and Weyburn at Mr. Burger and Zellers. After she got a job at Peavey Mart she worked at Zellers as well. About two years ago she went full time as head receiver at Peavey Mart. In July of 2000 she was diagnosed with Adrenal Carcinoma and the battle began. The research on this rare cancer said ten months to live. Well, she fought and it's now been eleven months. Lucy really enjoyed horseback riding and fishing. She always caught the most fish. She did wonderful sketches, needlework and loved playing cards. Lucy loved her family as well and spent as much time as she could with her nieces and nephews. Predeceased by her grandparents, William and Catherine Thompson and Steven Stadler, uncle Arnold and aunt Martha Stadler. Lucy leaves to mourn her loving parents, Larry and Emily Stadler; her brothers Bill (Elise) Stadler and family: Matthew, Jennifer, Rebecca and Jonathan; Chris (Janet) and family: Michelle and Kellie, all of Weyburn; her grandmother, Annie Stadler of Esterhazy; her uncles, Lewis (Mildred) Thompson and family: Leonard (Debbie) and family; Nolan, Ryan and Brett, and Dwight Thompson; Wylie (Sylvia) Thompson and family: Phil (Cara), Mark (Janet) and family: Stephanie and Michelle, John (Keitha) and family: Jack and Amy and Doris (fiance James); her cousin, Peter (Susan) and Steven Stadler from Chippewa Falls, WI. She also leaves special friends, Betty Lund, Emily Dasko and Loretta Wicks; as well as numerous cousins, specially Dianne Woitas and Roseanne Helmeczi. Prayers were said Thursday, June 7 at 7:00 p.m. from Fletcher Funeral Chapel, Weyburn, with Father Francis Hengen presiding. The funeral mass was held Friday, June 8 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. Honorary pallbearers were Betty Lund, Doris Thompson, Dianne Foley, Kathy Gilbert, Emily Dasko and all those in attendance. The active pallbearers were: Gary Cherpin, Mark Thompson, John Thompson, Philip Thompson, Rod DeVries and Leonard Thompson. The ushers were Dwight Thompson and Peter Stadler, soloist, Doris Thompson.
- Janice Rose (nee Jurick) September 7, 1963 - March 1, 2013 age 49 years, after an incredible battle with lung/brain/bone cancer. Janice was born in Langenburg to Joe and Rose (Appleton) Jurick of the Churchbridge area. She was the youngest of four children. She is predeceased by an infant uncle Jackie Jurick, her mother Rose (Appleton), grandparents Joeseph and Mary Jurick of Esterhazy and Fred and Amy Appleton of the Churchbridge area. Aunts Gertrude (Andrew) Gzyl, Ruth (Art) Malcolm, Uncle Fred Appleton, Aunt Nancy (George) Larson, Uncle Douglas Appleton, Aunt Doris (Jim) Bremridge. She leaves to mourn her passing and to celebrate her incredibly giving and loving life her loving husband of 20 years Rod, father Joe Jurick (Churchbridge), Brother Donald (Susan) Jurick (Regina), brother Allynn Jurick (Churchbridge), sister Eleanor (Jack) Grandquist (Yorkton) and step-niece Dee Dee Spilchen (Darcy) Yorkton, Aunt Frances Beck (Regina) In-laws Archie and Joanne Stafford (Craik) and sister-in-law Debbie (Peter) Cosh of Saskatoon as well as numerous cousins. Janice was raised on the family farm and attended Churchbridge school. Janice did not come from a ‘million dollar’ family with lots of flashy machines and gadgets. What she did come from, though, was something much more important – a family that knew the value of love, of family and friendship, of caring for each other, of remembering the little things in life that were important to each other, of respect, of honesty, of humility and above all of loyalty to God. It was these things, and especially her relationship with God, that carried her through the very difficult last months of her all too short life. Janice worked for the Churchbridge Co-op as the bookkeeper. In 1989 she met the new constable in town. Rod was immediately smitten with her beautiful brown eyes and her smile. They quickly became much more than friends and were soon seldom seen apart from each other. This trait carried on until the very end. In 1992 Janice and Rod were married and moved to Weyburn where he took a position with the Weyburn Police Service. Janice worked at a few jobs until in December she began to work at Pioneer Grain at the old wooden elevator only three blocks from home. She worked at the wooden elevator for 10 years until the new concrete terminal was constructed and said it was like moving from the pig trough into the penthouse. She very much enjoyed her work and I suspect her smile and polite way, her memory for names and special dates, and her genuine caring attitude did more than a little to both entice and keep customers coming to the elevator. She celebrated her 20th year with Pioneer December 14th. Because of Rod’s involvement with the Masonic Fraternity, Janice joined the Order of the Eastern Star. She served as Worthy Matron of Prairie Rose Chapter # 74 in Weyburn and later at Kitchener Chapter # 15 in Estevan at the time of her illness. Janice was truly meant to be a ‘Star’ as we are called. Her genuine love for people, her ability to listen and empathize, her smile and her gentle way immediately endeared her to everyone she met on the ‘Star Trail’. One of the greatest joys of her life was to be appointed the Grand Representative of Virginia in Saskatchewan and to actually get to visit Virginia in May 2012 for their annual meeting. There she was treated as royalty and afforded every courtesy. Her impact on the people she met in Virginia will never be fully known, but after only three days of meeting the people there and then them later learning of her illness she continued to receive to her death cards and well wishes from people I can only assume we met and whose life she touched in some special way. You see, for Janice, people and relationships were everything! Her counterpart in Virginia, Fido Stephens, was one of those people so smitten. Since Janice’s hospitalization in September for her first surgery he has rarely missed a night calling to see how she was doing and to give her some words of encouragement. Even near the end, if Fido called and Janice was awake and alert and the phone put on speakerphone she would react with a smile and try to verbalize a few words to her dear friend. They were fortunate to get to travel to England twice where Janice met the Appleton side of the family and were fortunate to have the Australian side of the family visit in 2011. They got to cruise to Alaska twice and got to the Grand Ole Opry in Nashville. Janice loved life! Both being rodeo fans a highlight was a trip to the NFR in 2011 and in 2010 a helicopter tour of the Grand Canyon. Janice and Rod both enjoyed dancing very much. People often commented how they were meant to be together by the way they danced. She loved walking, biking and most recently kayaking and couldn’t wait to get home on kayak night and get to the lake. She was a voracious reader and discovered the ‘Pewter Angel’ series of novels by Henry Ripplinger. She shared these novels with anyone who had an interest and each life she touched with the books was changed for the better. Through a friend, Henry became aware of Janice’s illness and sent her encouraging emails which she enjoyed immensely. But the greatest joy came even after Janice had lost her ability to speak or for that matter communicate much at all when one day Henry called her on speakerphone in her hospital bed and talked with her for a short time about why he chose to write the series. When Janice found out who he was and that he was calling for her she had an ear-to-ear grin. Henry promised her the first copy of book four, personally signed by himself. Janice was the living example of love. It was in everything she did and most importantly in every person she met and interacted with. Janice often told Rod that he was so talented because he played so many instruments or gave good speeches. It was because of her humility that she never fully realized how incredibly talented she was. Lots of people play instruments. Great politicians make speeches the world over that are not remembered the next day. But people like our Janice, the ones that touch us to the core of our being, are the truly talented and special ones. Our lives are better by far because Janice was a part of them. The size of the holes left in each life she has touched will vary. She was loved by so many people literally all over the world and her life did indeed have meaning and purpose. It is given now to each of us to take what was important to Janice and make sure that it is built upon and never loses its luster. Janice began her latest journey August 10, 2012 when she was admitted for a biopsy of a spot on her lung. That turned to a tumor on her brain, then another and by the time it was done cancer had invaded all parts of her body. She entered the Weyburn hospital December 22, 2012 never to be well enough to be at home again. Now she rests in her eternal home. Throughout the journey Janice always said that she knew God had the plan and that we just had to live it one day at a time. She never once complained about her lot and never let anyone, even Rod, see what the disease was doing to her. She remained positive until the very end. It is our job now to learn what God was trying to teach us by this tragic life event and see that Janice’s death was not in vain or without meaning. Our wedding invitation bore the words ‘This day I will marry my friend, the one I laugh with, live for, dream with, love.’ Today I bury that same friend, the one I laughed with and who made me laugh, the one I lived each day for and taught me so much about love and life, the one I dreamed with who taught me that all dreams are possible with God, and the one I loved to the deepest part of my being and the one I will miss so very much. I love you Janice – rest in God’s arms until we are together again! The Anglican Funeral Rites were celebrated Thursday, March 7, 2013 at 2:00 p.m. at the Weyburn St. Vincent de Paul Roman Catholic Church with The Rev. Catherine Harper presiding. All in Attendance were considered to be honourary pall bearers. Very special friends Blaine and Melanie Ward acted as Urn Bearers. The pianist was Weneen Georgeson accompanied on guitar by family friend Bob Olson. A time of visitation was held the evening before at All Saints Anglican Church at which time the Order of the Eastern Star Funeral Ceremony was performed. Interment followed in Hillcrest Cemetery, Weyburn. Rod and the family would like to thank Dr. Katie Fong for her care and compassion during Janice’s last months as well as Dr. Amjad and Dr. Torri of the Allan Blair Cancer Centre in Regina. Mostly we would like to thank the 3B Nursing Staff at the Pasqua Hospital and especially the staff at the Weyburn General Hospital for their compassion and care during Janice’s time with them.
- Grace May (nee Burrill) . It is with great sadness we announce the passing of our dear mother, Grace May Stainbrook, into the arms of Jesus on October 24, 1999. Mom was born May 27, 1903. She was the first baby girl born in Waskada, MB. She resided seven years in Waskada, 53 years in Tribune and 36 years in Weyburn. Her last years were in the loving care of the staff at Weyburn Special Care Home. She was predeceased by her loving husband Joseph, her companion for 66 years. She was also predeceased by her parents, John and Almeda Burrill, her brothers: Bert, Clayton (Barb), and Melvin (Ursula), her sisters Clara (Bob) Gillis and Mabel (Harold) Veochting; daughter-in-law, Marion Stainbrook, sons-in-law, Clem Oxelgren and Jim Sherle, and grandson, Dennis Oxelgren. Mom was also predeceased by Joe's parents, John and Delia Stainbrook, his brothers: Henry (Marie) and Raymond (Josie) Stainbrook; and Joe's sisters: Goldie (Jack) Evan and Rosie (Fred) Preddy, and their spouses. Left to enjoy memories of Mom, is her youngest brother Martin and wife Gwen of Gainsborough; and her seven loving children, their spouses, families and friends: five sons: Roy (Charlotte), sons Royden (Margaret and Randy (Lynn) and their families; Murray (Mae), son Darwin, daughters Rhonda Stainbrook and Shannon (Scott) Sabados and families; Marshall (Donna), son Daurel (Betty Ann), daughters, Darnell (Hugh) Armstrong, Mardell (Allan) Larson and families; Elwood (Mavis), sons Kevin (Darlene), Shayne (Divina) Grant and families; Garry (Anna-Mae), sons Cory and David, daughter Tera; two daughters: Delilah (Clem) Oxelgren, sons Larry (Shelley) and Dorlan (Corinne), and daughters, Lynn Oxelgren and Raylene (Daryl) McFadden and families; Beryl (Edmund) Mazur, daughters Carrie (Ernie) Kalynka and Pat Wessley, son Dan (Linda) Sherle and families. We all remember our mom for her 'family love', her kindness, her friendliness, and her lively interest in everyone and everything around her. She was always wonderful support for family and community, and shared her many artistic talents. She felt especially blessed to have such a wonderful family, many good friends, and happy times. She cherished them all and was always thankful for her many blessings. With the love and support of God, her Savior, Mom has lived a long and wonderful life. Left to remember her love and kindness are her seven children, and their spouses, 26 grandchildren, 36 great grandchildren and 10 great great grandchildren, her many caring nephews and nieces, and all her good friends. Altogether Mom and Dad's family tree number 112. May God Bless our parents and keep them in His tender care. Thank you to everyone who loved and supported our mother and father throughout their life's journey. May God bless you all. Funeral service was held Wednesday, October 27, 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 her grandchildren: Rhonda, Tera, Cory, Daurel and Randy Stainbrook and Patricia Wessley.
- Joyce (nee Marshall), December 8, 1921 - May 15, 2005. Our mother passed away in Victoria, BC with family at her side. It was a long, hard journey but Mom is now reunited with her father and mother, Harold and Elizabeth Marshall, and sister Elaine. Mom graduated from Weyburn Mental Hospital as a Psychiatric Nurse in 1944 and later worked at Weyburn Union Hospital. She moved to the Okanagan Valley and later to Victoria, BC, but it was her years in Weyburn that instilled her fondest memories of good times shared with family and friends at the Marshall home. Mom will be deeply missed by her family: daughter Cheryl Prestie (Don), son Mike (granddaughters Carlee and Casey), brother Wesley Marshall (Betty), sister Bernice Zbeetnoff (Joe), brother-in-law Stan Walker, and her many nieces and nephews. The family will be in Weyburn the first week of August for a private celebration of our mother's life.
- Murray Stainbrook, late of Weyburn passed away January 11, 2012, at the age of 86 years. Murray was predeceased by his parents, Joseph and Grace; brother, Roy; sister, Delilah Oxelgren. Left to cherish his memory is his wife of 60 years, Mae, Weyburn; son, Darwin (Carmen), Weyburn, two daughters: Rhonda of Regina, Shannon (Scott) Sabados, Weyburn; five grandchildren: Nicole (Dan) Zielke, North Battleford, Derek (Vanessa) Stainbrook, Weyburn, Kylie Sabados, Saskatoon, Tamlyn Sabados, Weyburn and Desiree Vilness, Maple Creek; three great grandchildren: Nadiya, Aurora and Max Zielke; three brothers: Marshall (Donna), Gary (Anna Mae), Regina, Ellwood, North Battleford; one sister, Beryl (Ed) Mazur, Weyburn, as well as many nieces and nephews. Respecting Murray’s wishes, there will be no funeral. Cremation has taken place and interment will follow at a later date. Relatives and friends were invited to join his family for lunch at the Royal Canadian Legion Hall, Saturday January 14 from 2:00 p.m.-4:00 p.m.
- Stewart. On Monday, July 14, 2003, Stewart Stairmand, late of Weyburn, passed away at LaRonge Health Centre, at the age of 68 years. Predeceased by his parents, William and Christina Stairmand; nephew, Christy Nicol; sister, Jean Nicol and her husband, Christy; brother, Gordon Stairmand and his wife Betty; and brother, Ian Stairmand, all from Scotland; parents-in-law and one brother-in-law. Stewart leaves to mourn his loving wife of 45 years, Heather of Weyburn; daughter, Anne (Jamie) McLeod and their children; Christopher, Erin and Kayla; sons, Gordon Stewart Stairmand and Robert Douglas Stairmand and his daughter, Chandy; sister, Anna (William) Sommerville, Toronto, ON; three sisters-in-law and one brother-in-law, all in Scotland and England; and special little ones; Elana, Alex and Hannah; and numerous nieces and nephews. Stewart was born December 16, 1934 at Carstairs Jct., Scotland, to William and Christina Stairmand. He attended school to grade 12 then went to Technical College. On October 24, 1958 Stewart married Heather Anne Campbell at Carstairs Jct. They moved to Canada, settling in Weyburn where he became owner/manager of Hillview Sales and Service Ltd. Stew belonged to Knox Presbyterian Church, the Masons, the Royal Canadian Legion, Young Fellows and the Weyburn Nature Society. He enjoyed playing badminton, fishing, wood carving, cycling, reading, boating, cars, and people. He was an avid bird watcher with the Nature Society and a registered scuba diver. They enjoyed living part time at their cabin at Missinipe. Family and grandchildren were very important to him and he will be painfully missed by all he knew and loved. A memorial service was held Monday, July 21 at 2:00 p.m. from Knox Presbyterian Church, Weyburn, with Rev. John Ferrier officiating. Interment will be at a later date. The pallbearers were Dennis McRae, Ross Douglas, John Lawrence, Joey Maas, Lyle Whitbread, and Leo Jacobson.
- Alma Rita (nee Holman) Statler passed away July 19, 2002 in Melville at the age of 91 years. Alma was born to Franklin and Emma Holman on April 4, 1911 at Hardy. She married Lawrence Statler on December 18, 1951 in Saskatoon. Alma worked in the Regina General Hospital in the operating room. She loved to travel in the United States and Canada. Predeceased by her parents: Frank and Emma Holman; one sister Ilene. Alma is survived by her husband Lawrence Statler of Melville; one daughter Beverley Mitchell of Chilliwack, BC, as well as many other relatives and friends. A grave side service was held Monday, July 22 at 1 p.m. from Green Acres Memorial Gardens, Weyburn.
- Henry Ferris. On Friday, Feb. 16, 2001, Henry Ferris Steen, born August 15, 1916, passed away at Weyburn Special Care Home at the age of 84 years. Predeceased by his father and mother, Henry and Katherine Steen; his wife, Elizabeth; one brother, Irvin; and one sister, Mabel. Henry is survived by one son, Merlin (Cindy) Steen of Williams Lake, BC and grandchildren: Deborah Langley of Kamloops, BC and her children: Shannon and Charmaine; Merle Steen of Maple Ridge, BC and her children: Maria and Michael; three brothers: John, Ken and Vic; three sisters: Annetta, Norma and Hazel; as well as many nieces and nephews. Funeral service was held Wednesday, Feb. 21 at 11:00 a.m. from Fletcher Funeral Chapel, Weyburn, with Pastor Ron Bestvater officiating. Interment followed in Green Acres Memorial Gardens, Weyburn. Honorary pallbearers were: Tommy O'Donnell, Leroy Larsen, Ben Franklin, Bill Franklin, Sammy Lokken and Lloyd Caesler. The active pallbearers were: Les Aldrich, Terry Atkinson, Bill Rouse, Andy O'Donnell, Darryl Muirhead and Robert Forester.
- Lillian (nee Schmidt) Stein, late of Weyburn, passed away October 23, 2012, at the Pasqua Hospital in Regina at the age of 78 years. Lillian was predeceased by her husband, Merle Stein; her parents, David and Olga Schmidt; brothers-in-law, Al Smale, Bert Caplette; nephew, Lindsey Smale. Lillian leaves to mourn, her children: Yvonne Robinson, Camrose, AB, Sharlene Moch (Don), Medicine Hat, AB, Randy Stein, Weyburn, Murray Stein (Terry), Weyburn; grandchildren: Adrienne Robinson (Drew), Gabrielle Robinson (Kyle), Jaret Moch (Gemma), Brandon Moch (Melinda), Alicia Moch, Jordon Moch, Amanda Rodriguez (Yigal), Redden Stein (Shealese), Jobe Stein, Devin Stein (Carly), Quentin Stein (Kristen), Haley Singh (Jamal), Kyle Stein and Chaeyla Stein; 13 great grandchildren; seven brothers and sisters: Wilfred Schmidt (June), Courtney, BC, Arlene Caplette, St. Paul, AB, Jerry Schmidt, Edmonton, AB, Duane Schmidt (Evelyn), Blackie, AB, Clifford Schmidt (Janet), Cranbrook, BC, Louise Smale, Regina, and Myron Schmidt (Mary), Calgary, AB. Lillian was born at Dahinda, on August 2, 1934 to David and Olga Schmidt. Lillian was the eldest of eight children. The family farmed four miles southwest of Dahinda until 1943, when they moved to Weyburn. Lillian attended Souris School and the Weyburn Collegiate and completed Grade 10. Lillian worked as a waitress in Weyburn during which time she met Merle Stein. They were married July 5, 1952. They went on to raise four children: Yvonne, Sharlene, Randy and Murray. Once all the children attended school, Lillian re-entered the workforce. Lillian worked at Safeway for 24 years before retiring to have more time to do the things she loved. Lillian enjoyed baking, knitting, embroidering, cross stitching and crocheting. Lillian also loved to travel. Merle and Lillian travelled to Hawaii and Mexico several times. Lillian also had the opportunity to go to New York twice, England, Scotland and Ireland with her daughter Sharlene. She was also very active as one of Jehovah’s Wiitnesses since 1961. A service of remembrance for Lillian was held on Saturday, October 27, at 2:00 p.m. from Kingdom Hall of Jehovah’s Witnesses, Weyburn, with Mr. Arnold Kozak, officiating. Lunch followed at Captain’s Hall, 122 4th Street NE, Weyburn. A private family interment was held at Green Acres Memorial Gardens, Weyburn. All her grandchildren were considered honorary pallbearers.
- Hellen (nee Hanson) Torgunrud Steiro. On Friday, October 1, 1999, Hellen Torgunrud Steiro passed away at Beautiful Plains Villa in Yellow Grass at the age of 92 years. Predeceased by her first husband, Melvin Torgunrud in 1950; her second husband Ray Steiro; brothers John and Earl; sisters Gladys, Marie and Myrtle, daughter-in-law, Evelyn Torgunrud; step daughter and son-in-law, Alfrida and Danny Scott; stepson Harold Steiro; son-in-law, Julian Ness; stepson-in-law, Alfred Marshall. Hellen will be lovingly remembered by her family: Norma Ness, Merlin Torgunrud, Jean (Mervin) Freeman, all of Weyburn; Janice (Leroy) Walkom of Edmonton, AB; her step-children: George (Selma) Wood, Ralph (Rose) Steiro, Carl (Betty) Steiro, Raymond (Sharon) Steiro, Helen Dummanchuck and Arlene Steiro, all of BC; and Dagny Marshall of Moose Jaw; brothers Ole and Palmer, sisters Anna and Jennie,34 grandchildren, 59 great grandchildren and three great great grandchildren. Hellen was born January 30, 1907 in Eau Claire, Wisconsin, the third child of the marriage of Olof Hanson and Anna Martina nee Johnson. The family came to homestead near Lake Alma in 1910, and only a year later, her mother died. Her father remarried, and Helen was raised in a large double family. On October 9, 1925, Hellen married Melvin Torgunrud, whom she had known in the community. They farmed in the Maxim area and raised their family of four children: Norma (whose twin Nina died in infancy), Merlin, Janice and Jean. There were many hard years, and Hellen involved her children in her clothes sewing projects, supervising and completing everything from reclaiming cloth to cutting patterns from catalogue models to sizing hand-me-downs, all at the kitchen table. Hellen was quite musical, playing piano, guitar, and electric autoharp. She played for church services at the Round Grove School House and later at Emmanuel Lutheran Church. She instilled music in her children, and together with Melvin they played at many house parties and school dances. Then Melvin was stricken with cancer, and he died after three months in hospital. Hellen was remarried on July 16, 1951 to Ray Steiro, and surprised the family with the announcement of their honeymoon. With four of Ray's children still at home and two of Hellen's, theirs was a busy household. Hellen was known to make 12 loaves of bread every other day. Cook, cook, cook described her main occupation, for family, company, friends and harvest crews. Recreation was whist and other card games, dominoes and checkers of different types, and of course music. But central in life was church involvement at Emmanuel, with Luther League and Ladies' Aid, especially the quilting bees. Hellen was best know for her hand-stitched quilts, which were presented at many family weddings. Her goal, which she achieved, was to prepare a quilt for all her children's children before she died. In 1973, Ray and Hellen moved to Weyburn. They joined the seniors group and enjoyed traveling and many other activities with them. After Ray died in 1985 Hellen sold the house and took a two bedroom apartment, turning one room into her sewing den. As arthritis worsened, she moved to the Beautiful Plains Villa in Yellow Grass. Eventually arthritis confined her to a wheelchair, but her strong faith sustained her, and she drew others into a regular communion circle. With increasing loss of independance, hellen increasingly waited on God's timing while expressing her love and appreciation for her family and friends. Then on October 1, after declining to have breakfast, Hellen died peacefully in her bed. She was a very special person and a great mother, and will be very sadly missed. Funeral service was held Tuesday, October 5 at 2:00 p.m. from Zion Lutheran Church, Weyburn, with Pastor Ron Bestvater officiating. Interment followed in Green Acres Memorial Gardens, Weyburn. All those in attendance were considered to be honorary pallbearers. The active pallbearers were her grandsons: Rick Torgunrud, Daryl Torgunrud, Garry Ness, Mervin Ness, Ken Freeman and Bob Walkom.
- Kathleen (nee Haack), late of Weyburn passed away July 31, 2010, at the age of 72 years. She was predeceased by her parents, John and Annie Haack; a sister Florence Endicott; three brothers-in-law: Joe Eisenkrein, Ronnie Chase and Doug Therens. Kathleen is survived by her husband, Cliff Sterling, Weyburn; her children: Darren (Carmen) Sterling, Weyburn and their children, Shastidy and Brooke; Leanne (Doug) Giroux, Weyburn and their daughters: Kelsey, Kayla and Rhawnie, Brad (Teresa) Sterling, Weyburn; three sisters: Irene Therens, Medicine Hat, AB, Marlene Eisenkrein, Edmonton, AB, Maryanne (Garth) Vallely, Medicine Hat, AB; two brothers: Leo (Marilyn) Haack, Swift Current, Bob (Delores) Haack, Regina as well as several nieces and nephews. Kathy was born on February 17, 1938 in Lafleche, SK. She grew up in Meyronne, SK. She worked in Regina for a few years after finishing school. Kathy later met Cliff and they were married on February 4, 1961. They lived and farmed south of Weyburn where they raised their three children. In 1994 they moved to Weyburn where Kathy worked at Souris Valley until retiring in 2003. Throughout her life she enjoyed the South Weyburn Communities, playing fastball, bowling, ceramics, and cross-stitching. She also enjoyed spending time with her five grandaughters as well as having an active role on the farm. A family graveside funeral service for Kathleen was held on Wednesday August 4 at 2:00 pm from Hillcrest Cemetery, Weyburn with Fr. Gerry Bauche, officiating. Interment followed at Hillcrest Cemetery Weyburn.
- Warburton "Burt" Eric. In loving memory, we mourn the death and celebrate the life of Warburton (Burt) Eric Stevenson who passed away Thursday, May 22, 2003 (one day before his 100th birthday), at Hill Top Manor in Weyburn. Predeceased by his parents; first wife, Evelyn; second wife, Edna; son-in-law, Larry Jacobson and 13 siblings: Ellmore, Zilla, Erma, Maggie May, George, Louis, Millar, Lorne, Nettie, William, Harvey, Harold and Musa. Burt will be sadly missed by his sons: John Lawrence (Maxine) Stevenson, Estevan; Bruce (Mary) Stevenson, Winnipeg, MB and daughter Joan Jacobson, Weyburn; grandsons: Kenneth Stevenson, Gravelbourg, Brent (Lana) Stevenson, Winnipeg, MB, Warren (Cherie) Jacobson, Tisdale, Sheldon (Bonnie) Jacobson, Saskatoon, Trevor (Cathy) Jacobson, Prince Albert; granddaughters: Peggy Stevenson, Calgary, AB, Nancy (Dan) Harris, Duchess, AB, Cheryl (Dean) Jones, Winnipeg, MB; great grandchildren: Logan Stevenson, Calgary, AB, Brooks and Garrett Harris, Duchess, AB, Hanna Jacobson, Prince Albert, and Olivia Jacobson, Saskatoon; extended family, step-daughter, Pat (Brian) Hall; grandsons: Scott (Della) and Chris (Kim) Hall; great-grandsons: Tyler, Riley, Rhett and Ryan Hall all of Winnipeg, MB; sister-in-law, Sarah Stevenson, Thunder Bay, ON as well as numerous nephews and nieces. Burt was born May 23, 1903 to John Lorenzo and Martha Georgina Stevenson at Wheatley River, Prince Edward Island. He came to Moose Jaw in the spring of 1922 and for the next few years worked on farms at Briercrest, Tyvan, Drinkwater, Scotsguard, SK and Brandon, MB. A homestead was taken in 1926 from land opened up at Masefield, SK on the large 76 Ranch. During the next few years winter jobs were taken in the Manitoba and Ontario bush and the coal mines at Shaunavon. Burt married Evelyn Proud in 1935 at Climax and raised three children. In 1948 the family moved from Masefield to a farm at Huntoon. After Evelyn's passing in 1965, Burt continued to farm. He married Edna Campbell in 1969 and retired from farming in 1970. Retirement years were spent in Winnipeg, MB and Victoria, BC. Edna passed away in 1996 and Burt moved to Weyburn in 1999. Burt's number one enjoyment was children and particularly his grandchildren and great grandchildren. His face would brighten up whenever they came to visit. He was always proud of their accomplishments. Burt was an avid sports lover throughout his life, this has been passed down to his children, grandchildren and great grandchildren. He also was active in the education system, serving on the school board for many years. One of his special talents was reciting poetry, particularly those of Robert W. Service such as Dan McGrew and the the Cremation of Sam McGee. He was a member of a cast of players that toured the surrounding towns with their play to raise funds for the new rink in Huntoon, which replaced the first one made of straw bales. He recited his poetry at the intermissions of these plays plus at many other community functions. Burt enjoyed the climate in Victoria and growing flowers became a favourite hobby. He was able to grow them on the balcony all year round because of the favourable weather conditions and would proudly show them to all who visited. He also enjoyed a good brisk walk, which he was able to do all year in Victoria without having to worry about the ice. We all have many fond memories of him and are thankful we had him with us for so many years. We will have many chuckles when we think of him as he also was noted for for his great sense of humour. A family graveside service with interment was held on Monday, May 26, at 2:00 p.m. at Green Acres Memorial Gardens, Weyburn, with Rev. John Ferrier officiating.
- Marilyn Loreen (nee Leslie). On Saturday, October 26, 2002, Marilyn Loreen Stewart passed away at the Weyburn General Hospital at the age of 48 years. Predeceased by her father, Lawrence Leslie. Marilyn will be lovingly remembered by her husband, Rick Stewart of Weyburn and by their children: Brandy Stewart of Edmonton, AB and Sean Stewart of Weyburn, her mother Doreen Leslie of Weyburn; brother Bryon Leslie (Judi) of Yorkton; cousin Donna Wickstrom of Sherwood Park, AB; and nieces: Trista, Jillian and Meaghan; mother-in-law, Sylvia (Fred) Megenbir of Weyburn; sister-in-law, Sheila (Emil) Korchinski of Indian Head, and brother-in-law, Duane (Hidie) Stewart of Saskatoon. Marilyn Loreen Stewart was born January 26, 1954 at Weyburn. She took her schooling in Weyburn at Haig, Assiniboia, Junior High and Weyburn Comprehensive Schools, being involved in various school events throughout. After graduation, she attended WIASS in Regina where she completed her RPN training. She returned to Weyburn and was employed at the Weyburn Psych Centre, Souris Valley Extended Care Centre and the Weyburn General Hospital. In July of 1977 she married Rick Stewart at Grace United Church in Weyburn. They lived on the family farm by Ralph where they raised their children, Brandy and Sean. Marilyn continued working in the health care field and in 1980 they built a new house on the farm. She enjoyed planting flowers, gardening, home decorating and sewing, antique hunting, watching baseball games, visiting with friends, going for walks, reading books of many kinds and cats. She was a member of the United Church, and was involved with mental health. Marilyn was always happiest when she was with her closest family and friends, especially in very informal settings. She enjoyed family reunions, and many special times were spent with her children doing anything that interested them. She will be sadly missed by all she knew and loved. A memorial service was held Wednesday, October 30, 2002 at 2:00 p.m. from Grace United Church, Weyburn with Gary W. Goran officiating minister. Interment will take place at a later date. Honorary pallbearers were friends and co-workers: Heather Bruce, Donna Pierce-Colbow, Cae Parry, Janet Ebel, Connie Milligan, Lynne Gulash and Pat May.
- On Saturday, February 5, 2000, Catherine Stevens, late of Weyburn, passed away at Souris Valley Extended Care Centre at the age of 82 years. Catherine was born in England on February 8, 1917. At the age of three years she moved to Copenhagen after the passing of her mother, to live with her aunt until she was 12 years old. Her father remarried at that time and moved Catherine and his new wife to Ontario. Catherine married very young and it lasted a short time. She remarried in the early 40's and they lived in Winnipeg. He was very cruel, and Catherine had to flee for her life, arriving in Estevan, almost starved. The police sent her to the Saskatchewan Hospital in Weyburn. In 1965 she moved in with Hazel Anton and her daughter, Dana. She lived with Hazel until her last move, back to Souris Valley Regional Care Centre. Catherine kept her language and corresponded with her cousin in Copenhagen. She was an excellent seamstress. Funeral service was held Thursday, February 10, at 2:00 p.m. from Souris Valley Assembly Hall, Weyburn, with Capt. Gerald McDonald officiating. Interment followed in Hillcrest Cemetery, Weyburn.
- Louise D. (nee Gregory) passed away quietly Friday, July 9, 2004 at Minoru Senior's Centre in Richmond, BC, in her 92nd year. She was born on September 19, 1912 in Stoughton, Sask. and spent her childhood in Weyburn. One of 11 children, Louise first worked at the telephone office in Weyburn; after marrying Jack and moving to Edmonton, AB, she then worked for AGT until her retirement. Louise was predeceased by her husband Jack Rr.; survived by son Jack Jr. (Lia Bowling), grandchildren Todd, Sherry (Jit Roop), Michael (Karalyn), great granddaughters Megan and Jaime Roop, sister Lil Dexter in Calgary, AB, sister Jean Buckner (Ike) in Weyburn, and numerous nieces & nephews. Upon her retirement, Louise moved to Vancouver, BC and then to Ladner, BC. She spent many happy times in both places with her friends and her family. Always up for any type of outing, Louise was a very caring and generous soul, and a gracious lady that made lasting friendships with all who came in contact with her. Her smiling face and love of a good joke will be missed. No service at Louise's request.
- Pearl Adeline (nee Hammer) Libin Stower, late of Weyburn, passed away on Monday, May 26, 2008 at the age of 84 years. Pearl was predeceased by her parents, Sigurd and Emma Hammer; her first husband, David Louis Libin; her second husband, Leonard Emerson Stower; her son, David Howard Libin; sisters, Delia and Evelyn and brother, Stanley Pearl is survived by her son, Jack Libin and her daughter, Judith Erickson; two granddaughters: Sheila (Joe) and Patti (Aaron); six great grandsons; two brothers, Odel and Howard Hammer; and two aunts: Irene Berg and Mabel Berg; as well as numerous nieces, nephews and cousins. The Service of Remembrance for Pearl was held Thursday, May 29, at 2:00 p.m. at RD Family Funeral Chapel, Weyburn, with Pastor Martin Olson Officiating. All in attendance were considered honorary pallbearers. Interment followed at Hillcrest Cemetery, Weyburn.
- Fernley Charles Strawford, late of Weyburn, passed away Saturday, August 12, 2000 at the age of 87 years. Fernley was born April 24, 1913, on the family farm near Esme, east of Vanguard, SK. In 1934, he married the love of his life, Barbara Dash, whom he met at Arnold School in the first grade. In the spring of 1946, they moved to the Meadowbrook district near Grassdale, SK. Here they raised five sons on the farm they worked for 42 years. After Fernley retired to Weyburn his love for the land never diminished. This was proven by his many visits to the countryside. Predeceased by his parents, Jack and Gertrude Strawford; his wife Barbara on September 17, 1998; son Darrell Strawford and sister Phyllis. Fernley is survived by four sons: Rondy Strawford of Victoria, BC; Kenny (Juanita) Strawford of Langley, BC; Eldon (Margaret) Strawford of Weyburn; and Garry (Cyndi) Strawford of Abbotsford, BC; 13 grandchildren: Glory, Denise, Joey, Alana, Veeda, Deanna, Lana, Sandra, Dale, Kurt, Dallas, Misty and Garret; and great grandchildren; one brother, Ken (Helen) Strawford of Regina; two sisters-in-law: Anne Erickson of Weyburn; and Mary Horning of Regina; one brother-in-law, Gordon Dash of Winnipeg, MB; as well as numerous nieces and nephews. Prayers were said Tuesday, August 15 at 7:30 p.m. from Fletcher Funeral Chapel, Weyburn. The funeral mass was held Wednesday, August 16 at 2:00 p.m. from St. Vincent de Paul Roman Catholic Church, Weyburn, with Father Brian Meredith Celebrant. Interment followed in Hillcrest Cemetery, Weyburn. The active pallbearers were: Dale Strawford, Kurt Strawford, Terry Erickson, Jack Strawford, Dallas Strawford, Clayton Pierce and Joey Strawford.
- Ralph. On Sunday, March 28, 1999, Ralph Struble, late of Weyburn, passed away at the age of 83 years. Predeceased by his parents, Frank and Adeline Struble; his wife, Rose Struble; daughter, Pauline Struble; sisters: Anny Hutt and Margaret Shauf; brother, Joe Struble; and son-in-law, Tommy Supple. Ralph leaves to mourn his three sons: Donald (May) Struble of Weyburn; Dennis (Marlene) Struble of Estevan; and Richard (Ellen) Struble of Saskatoon; four daughters: Lorraine Supple of Estevan; Edith (Mike) Erhardt of Steelman; Yvonne (Ed) Garton of Estevan; and Maryann (August) Hochstein of Estevan; one sister, Phyllis Shauf of Estevan; two brothers: Frank Struble of Assiniboia; and John (Margaret) Struble of Estevan; he also leaves 15 grandchildren, 16 great grandchildren; as well as numerous nieces and nephews. Ralph was born November 27, 1915 at Sec. 7, Tp1, Range 13 W2nd. He lived in the Bromhead-Tribune area and loved the farm. After retiring he moved to Weyburn and spent time with his family, grandchildren and many friends around town. Ralph then became a resident of Weyburn Special Care Home, where he lived at the time of his passing. Prayers were said Tuesday, March 30 at 7:30 p.m. from Hastings-Dionne Funeral Home, Weyburn, with Mary Ann Seitz presiding. The funeral mass was held Wednesday, March 31 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: Dennis Struble, Glen Hochstein, Dallas Struble, Bobby Koller, Darrell Garton, Robert Struble and Jessie Koller.
- Linda Rae. On Thursday, May 4, 2000, Linda Rae Struthers, late of Vancouver, BC and formerly of Weyburn, passed away at Vancouver General Hospital at the age of 46 years. Predeceased by her father, Stuart Ray Struthers; grandparents: Mary Ann and Hugh Drolet and Marion and Ralph Struthers; step grandparents, Gladys (Pederson) and Rueben Olson; aunt Eileen Struthers; uncles: Leonard Drolet and Dugene Brown. Linda is survived by her mother and stepfather, Beth and Russell Olson of Weyburn; her sisters and brother: Debbie Struthers, Doug (Nadine) Struthers, Nancy (Myles) Keyowski and Lisa (Greg) Peters; nephew and niece: Daniel Peters and Olivia Keyowski; as well as numerous aunts, uncles and cousins; and the staff of Easter Seal House, Vancouver, and her many friends in Vancouver. Linda was born April 15, 1954 in Regina. She received all her education in Weyburn. She worked one year at Souris Valley in Weyburn, then took nursing at Kelsey in Saskatoon. She wrote her R.N. and nursed in Regina, Vancouver, Los Angeles and Toronto. Linda was involved in drama and worked behind the scenes while in school at the Weyburn Comp and while in Vancouver and Toronto and was involved with the Trikkie club, which was a fun group in Vancouver. She enjoyed sewing and doing crafts. Family was very important to Linda and she was especially excited over the birth of her dear nephew Daniel and niece Olivia. She had very special feelings for the Lions Easter House where she worked the last four years. They became her family away from home. A memorial service was held at Easter Seal House in Vancouver on May 7 with many friends participating. A lily was planted there in her honor. Memorial service was held Saturday, May 20 at 1:00 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.
- Anton William Strycharz, late of Weyburn, passed away on Friday, November 3, 2006 at the age of 85 years. Anton was predeceased by his parents Peter and Agnes Strycharz. He is survived by his brother Rudolf Strycharz of Tyvan; his sister Isabel Thurmeier of Regina; nephew Robert Thurmeier, Edmonton, AB; a niece Elizabeth (Lyle) Stelzer of Calgary, AB; great nieces: Tara, Angelique and Amanda Thurmeier; a great nephew James Rice and a great great nephew Damian Clemen. A prayer service was held Sunday, November 5, at 7:30 p.m. from RD Family Funeral Chapel, Weyburn. Funeral Mass was held Monday, November 6, at 10:30 a.m. from St. Vincent de Paul Roman Catholic Church with Fr. Gerry Bauche, Celebrant. Interment followed at Hillcrest Cemetery, Weyburn. The active pallbearers were Lyle Stelzer, William Strycharz, Edward Gall, Robert Thurmeier, Ray Paslawski and David Zyla. The Weyburn Knights of Columbus and the Royal Canadian Legion, Weyburn Branch provided the Honor Guard.
- William Strycharz late of Weyburn passed away Monday, January 11, 2010 at the age of 75 years. William was predeceased by his parents; Frank and Nellie Strycharz. He is survived by his wife, Eurie Strycharz, Weyburn, his daughter; Jackie Strycharz, Regina, brother; Thomas Strycharz, Regina, cousins; Rudolph Strycharz, Weyburn, Isabel Thurmeier, Regina, as well as many special friends; Lyle Borys, Ed Gall, Fred Caine, Garry Borys and Jerry Piwowarski. A graveside service was held Monday January 18, 2010 at 1:30 p.m. at the Green Acres Memorial Gardens, Weyburn with Fr. Gerry Bauche officiating. A lunch was held at the home of Mrs. Eurie Strycharz following the interment.
- Scott Stuart, formerly of Weyburn, passed away May 18, 2011 in his home in Calgary, AB. The family was living in Midale when Scott was born in Weyburn on October 3, 1970. In 1975 the family moved to Weyburn where Scott attended school, from kindergarten through grade 12. He earned his diploma in Architectural Engineering Technology in 1992 at SIAST in Moose Jaw. He continued his education at Montana State University receiving a Bachelor of Architecture in 1996. From 1996-2003 Scott worked in a Calgary architectural firm. In 2003 he became a full time artist when he was accepted into the Western Art Show at the Calgary Stampede, where he has continued to present his work annually. Scott was taken from us far too soon, but leaves a lasting legacy in his art, which we will cherish forever. Scott was predeceased by his grandparents, Grace and Gordon Stuart, Irene and James Bloor, aunts, uncles and cousins. Scott is survived by his loving parents, Peter and Janice Stuart of Weyburn, brother Shawn (Shelley) and nephew Shane of Lajord, along with numerous aunts, uncles, cousins and friends. A celebration of Scott’s life was held Saturday, June 4 at Silver Heights Bible Church in Weyburn with Pastor Harley Porter officiating. Interment took place at Hillcrest Cemetery, Weyburn.
- Ngai Ming "Anna". On Tuesday, April 18, 2000 Ngai Ming "Anna" Sui, late of Weyburn, passed away at the Weyburn General Hospital, at the age of 69 years. Predeceased by her mother and father in China. Anna is survived by her son, Joseph Yu of Weyburn, and her daughter Margaret (Phillip) Campagna of Saskatoon, and her children: Jesse Joseph Wicks of Saskatoon, and Derrick Jarvis Wicks of Abbotsford, BC. Ngai Ming Sui came from Hong Kong 22 years ago to open her own restaurant in Stoughton. She also worked as a nurse's aid at Souris Valley Regional Care Centre. Ngai Ming will be sadly missed by her children and will always be remembered as a good mother. Although she didn't speak clear English, she had many good friends in Weyburn. A memorial service was held Saturday, April 22 at 10:00 a.m. from St. Vincent de Paul Roman Catholic Church, Weyburn, with Father Francis Hengen celebrant. All those in attendance were considered to be honorary pallbearers. Interment will be at a later date in Hong Kong.
- Darell Sunde, late of Weyburn, passed away at the Weyburn General Hospital, with his family by his side, on Saturday, January 16, 2010, at the age of 67 years, after a brief and courageous battle with cancer. Darell was predeceased by his parents, Clarence and Alma Sunde; sisters, Marion Zimmerman, Elaine Broadis and Lois Sunde; brothers, Gordon Sunde, Dwayne Sunde and Kenneth Sunde; sister-in-law, Anne Sunde; brothers-in-law: Albert Zimmerman, Walter Broadis, Edmund and Hermann Berg; father-in-law, Telford Barlow. Darell will be lovingly remembered by his wife of 43 years, Delois Sunde, Weyburn; daughter, Chrystal (Don) Grant, Saskatoon; three granddaughters, Jenna, Caitlin, and Alanna; sisters, Joyce Berg, Sardis,BC, Donna Berg, Aldergrove, BC, Candace (Ron) McChesney, Coquitlam, BC, Mavis (Bruce) Stengler, Medicine Hat, AB, Doreen (Duane) Torgunrud, Kamloops, BC, Carolle (Ray) Moore, Moose Jaw, Gladys Bodyfelt, Puyallup, WA, Beverly (Al) Karila, Comox, BC, Patricia Palk, Port Coquitlam, BC; brothers, Calvin (Edna) Sunde, Coquitlam, BC, Lyle (Lois) Sunde, Lethbridge, AB; mother-in-law, Madeleine Barlow, Weyburn; sister-in-law: Doris Sunde, Moose Jaw as well as many nieces and nephews. Darell was born April 22, 1942 in Rockglen. Their family farmed at Lisieux and Central Butte before moving to Moose Jaw in 1946. Darell attended Victoria Elementary School and Peacock High School. In 1958, he started working at SGIO in Regina in the AAIA Department and stockroom. In 1963, he returned to Moose Jaw to work at the SGIO Claims Center as a senior clerk and then as an Adjuster 1 and 2. In 1966, he married Delois Barlow and their daughter Chrystal was born in 1967. In 1977, the family moved to Weyburn, where Darell was a Senior Adjuster for SGI until his retirement in 1995. Darell was a longtime member of the Weyburn Young Fellows Club, having joined the club in 1981. Club members mention that he was one of the first to show up for a work project and always one of the last to leave. He received the Brian Benning Memorial Award twice, in 1991 and 2004, which is awarded yearly to an associate member who shows leadership and dedication to the club, it's objectives and achievements plus distinguished service in the community. He was also actively involved with the Royal Canadian Legion as an executive member and with organizing the Matt McConachie Memorial Pool Tournament for 20 years. He was also part of the organizing committee for the John Knox Memorial Golf Tournament for ten years. He served as a Director of the Weyburn Chamber of Commerce for 4 years. He was a familiar face at the Weyburn Golf Club, Weyburn Curling Club, and volunteered for many tournaments and bonspiels. He was on the organizing committee for the Spencer Brothers Memorial Match Play and he organized the senior men's Tuesday and Thursday golfing. Darell talked to everyone and called you by your first name, even if it was across a room full of people or a couple of sheets of curling ice or on the next tee box. You were also assured to have a nickname, courtesy of Darell. His laughter and sense of humor was a part of his presence. Prayers were held on Wednesday, January 20, 2010 at 7:00 pm at RD Family Funeral Chapel. The Funeral Mass was held on Thursday, January 21, 2010 at 10:30 am at St. Vincent de Paul Roman Catholic Church, with Father Gerry Bauche and Reverend John Ferrier officiating. Internment followed at the Hillcrest Cemetery. Pallbearers were Kevin Moore, Larry Zimmerman, Darren Sandgaard, Kevin Maher, Ron Sunde and Corey Barlow. Honorary pallbearers were those whose lives have been touched by Darell throughout the years.
- Elmer Ward Surring was born on Friday, December 28, 1917 at home to Edward and Ethel Surring. He was raised on the family farm southwest of Weyburn, the second youngest child of nine children, attending Weyburn Plains School. On June 19, 1936 he married Fanny May Norman at Colgate. They lived in Weyburn from 1939 to 1942 while Elmer was employed at the Saskatchewan Hospital. They moved to the Surring home farm with his brother Gilbert and wife Pearl until 1946 when Elmer bought the R.H. Guest farm, where they lived and raised their family. In 1977, Elmer and Fanny moved into Weyburn, and he held a part time job at the Weyburn Curling Club for several years. He was a member of Knox Presbyterian Church, a member of the Weyburn Plains School Board, the Sask. Wheat Pool and a director of the rural telephone company at Weyburn Plains. Music was a very important part of Elmer's life, and along with his brother, Gilbert and sister, Ethel Fletcher, they formed the Surring Band. They were well known around the community and played for many dances, and the nursing homes and in the Communithon. Elmer and Fanny enjoyed dancing and were very active square dancers. They also enjoyed playing cards, especially cribbage in the community and with any one who dropped by their "home of cribbage." Elmer had a knack for fixing and repairing small appliances and restoring violins. He also enjoyed bowling. Elmer and Fanny enjoyed gardening, and he was famous for his potatoes, which he grew enough to supply his whole family for the year. Elmer was one special, fun-loving man. He lived for his family. He was a great Dad, a super Grandpa and Great Grandpa. He loved to give rides to his friends to play cribbage. He loved the land and seeing things grow, while driving his truck. He had no desire to travel, just loved to stay on the farm or at home in Weyburn. He will be dearly missed by all his family and many friends. Elmer was predeceased by his father and mother, Edward and Ethel Surring; his wife of 67 years, Fanny on March 20, 2004; their son, Dennis and daughter, Marnel; sisters: Violet Johnsrude, Beatrice Johnston, Ruth Anderson and Ethel Fletcher; and brothers, Lyle and Gilbert Surring. Elmer will be lovingly remembered by his family; two daughters: Myrna (Bill) Pulfer of Weyburn and their three daughters: Darla (Mike) Moser, Brenna and Karly; Laurie (Dean) Lund, Colton, Brooklyn, Jasmine; and Joanne (Ward) Paulhus, Teagan, Randi and Jaelyn; and Shelley (Francis) Shychoski of Saskatoon and their two daughters, Lara and Jana; special friends, Donna Davis; sister, Sylvia Birnie of Saskatoon; sisters-in-law: Peal Surring of Weyburn and Bert Surring of Regina; as well as numerous nieces, nephews, great nieces and nephews, great great nieces and nephews, cousins and many friends. Funeral service was held Friday, March 3 at 2:00 p.m. from Grace United Church, Weyburn, with Rev. John Ferrier officiating. Interment followed in Green Acres Memorial Gardens. All those in attendance were considered to be honorary pallbearers. The active pallbearers were: Nevin Surring, Larry Fletcher, Daryl Birnie, Mark Johnston, D. J. Surring and Don Norman.
- Fanny May (nee Norman) Surring was born on Friday, May 24, 1918 in Weyburn to Leonard and Gertrude Norman. She grew up in Weyburn in the little house by River Park and was a great help to her mom and dad in raising the family. She attended Souris School and Weyburn Collegiate. On June 19, 1936 Fanny married Elmer Surring at the manse in Colgate and they raised four children: Myrna, Shelley, Dennis and Marnel. Fanny was a hard working, talented homemaker, milking cows, driving tractor on their farm. She worked in the curling rink kitchen for five years making over 4000 butter tarts and 800 pies every year. Fanny also enjoyed knitting, crocheting, baking, sewing, crossword puzzles, reading and playing cribbage. She bowled and square danced for over 20 years. Fanny was involved with the Rebekah Lodge, a numerator and poll clerk, the secretary of Weyburn Plains Sunday School and on the executive of Home and School of Queen Elizabeth School. She was involved in the Knox Presbyterian Church as well. Fanny was one special lady, she lived for her family. She was a great wife, wonderful, loving mom, super grandma and great grandma. She enjoyed telling a good joke and loved visiting with all their cribbage buddies. Fanny will be dearly missed by her family. Fanny passed away on Saturday, March 20, 2004 in Weyburn at the age of 85 years. She leaves to mourn, her loving husband of 67 years, Elmer and their two daughters: Myrna (Bill) Pulfer and their family: Darla (Mike) Moser, Brenna and Karly; Laurie (Dean) Lund, Colton, Brooklyn, Jasmine; Joanne (Ward) Paulhus, Teagan, Randi, Jaelyn; Shelley (Francis) Shychoski and their daughters: Lara and Jana; brothers: John (Isobel) Norman, Jerry (Marilyn Joy) Norman; sisters-in-law: Sylvia Birnie, Pearl Surring, Bert Surring, Bernice Norman, Grace Norman as well as numerous nieces and nephew. She was predeceased by her son Dennis and daughter Marnel; her parents: Leonard and Gertrude Norman; sister Barbara Burrill; brothers: Charlie, Pete, Allan; brothers-in-law: Lyle Surring, Barney Johnsrude, Harry Birnie, Cecil Fletcher, Elmer Johnston, Jim Anderson, Gilbert Surring; sisters-in-law: Violet Johnsrude, Beatrice Johnston, Ruth Anderson and Ethel Fletcher. Funeral service was held on Tuesday, March 23 at 2:00 p.m. from the Knox Presbyterian Church with Rev. John Ferrier officiating. Active pallbearers were: Larry Fletcher, Dardan Surring, Nevin Surring, Laurie Norman, Don Norman and Dick Johnsrude. All in attendance were considered honorary pallbearers. Interment followed at Green Acres Memorial Gardens, Weyburn.
- Magdalene "Madeline" Mae (nee Adam) was born January 8, 1932 on a wintry day in Bengough, to Joseph and Eva Adam. Madeline never had an easy life growing up on a farm where chores were plentiful and the work was hard, while still keeping up on her schooling by riding horseback to a country school. She spent her early childhood years in the Bengough area and in 1943 when her father died, Madeline and her mother moved to Ogema where she would help her mother washing dishes and doing rooms after school hours at the local hotel to supplement their meager wages. This is where she went to high school and in order to remain in school longer she would babysit the principal's children and make their noon lunches. Madeline became an avid sports minded person; skating, playing hockey on the girl's hockey team, and curling. She loved to curl, a sport she really enjoyed, winning several bonspiels, trophies and prizes. She was also very musically inclined and taught herself to play the piano and the organ. In 1950, she went to Moosomin to live with her older sister and work as a cashier in a local cafe. In the fall of 1951 she moved to Indian Head to work in Robison's General Store. It was in Indian Head where she met Bill Swanson and in 1954 they were married. They would soon begin a life of living in CPR stations moving to several communities while making many friends along the way, some of who remain close today. In 1959 they moved to Wilcox where they would remain for 7-1/2 years. It was here that Madeline became a Cub and Scout leader and was also president of the Ladies Curling Club. She also sang in the United Church Choir. In 1967 they were on the move again, this time to Stoughton, that would become their last station. In the fall of 1967, Madeline would become the last station agent at Kisbey, commuting back and forth to this neighboring town. This lasted for one year until the fall of 1968 when the CPR brought in centralization, closing all country stations. As a result we were on the move again, this time to Estevan, where Madeline worked for a short time at the chick hatchery, and then for about five years at Irvine Drugs. Once again Madeline became involved as a leader with the Cubs and Scouts and curling also played an important role in her life. In 1975 Madeline made another home away from home. It was this year that Bill and Madeline moved a country home to White Bear Lake Resort which would become our cottage to this day. Here she spent most weekends planting trees, flowers, feeding the birds, painting, and playing lawn darts. To Madeline, many memorable hours were spent there. One more move was to be made, this time to Weyburn. Here Madeline worked for a short time at Motorways, and then for 16 enjoyable years at Dora's Ladies Wear, retiring in 1993. Madeline was a devoted wife to her husband Bill for 47 years. She was a very devoted and supportive mother and grandmother to her four children and four grandchildren. Madeline Mae Swanson, born January 8, 1932, passed away Saturday, March 16, 2002 at the age of 70 years. Madeline was predeceased by her parents Joseph and Eva Adam. Two brothers, Joe and Tom. Three sisters: Hazel, Rose and Martha. Madeline is survived by her husband William (Bill) of 47 years. Four children, Allan (Anna); Merlin (Joanne); Lois (Gord) and Jack. Four grandchildren: Dallas, Leah, Kari and Jon. Three step grandchildren: Shawn, Johnathan and Jessie. One brother, Carl and two sisters, Mary and Emma, as well as several nieces, nephews and friends. A memorial service was held at 2:00 p.m. Thursday, March 21, from the Presbyterian Church, 136-2nd St. N.E., Weyburn, with Rev. John Ferrier officiating.
- Joseph Patrick Sweeney passed away quietly in his home in Kelowna, BC on March 24, 2000 at the age of 89. He is survived by his loving wife Toots (Olivia) and his eldest daughter Colleen (Harry) Clegg. He was predeceased by his daughter Doreen (Clive) Paul in 1989. He leaves to mourn his loss, grandchildren: Bill, Bob, Dan and Lori Erb; Kevin, Gordon and Shannon (Edwards) Paul; great grandchildren: Jeff, Jamie, Jason, Brent, Dallas, Jena, BJ and Audrey Erb; Paul and Corbin Edwards, and Maggie Paul and great great grandchildren Kyle and Jerrod Erb. A memorial service was held March 29. Joe was born in Arcola and was the eldest of three children. At an early age he moved to Weyburn where he went to school and later worked on the CPR. In 1938 he graduated as a psychiatric nurse from the Saskatchewan Hospital and in 1939 he joined the SSR and then the RCCS. Joe served overseas in World War II from 1939 to 1945. After the war he returned to work at the Saskatchewan Hospital and Saskatchewan Training School in Weyburn and Moose Jaw for 39 years. During this time Joe also completed certificates in plumbing and gas fitting. Joe and Toots retired to Kelowna, BC in 1967 where he was appointed to chair the board of referees of the Unemployment Commission for three years for Kelowna and surrounding area. Joe enjoyed his retirement years in Kelowna with his wife Toots and will be missed by all his family, friends and relatives.
- Olivia "Toots" (nee Venne) passed away peacefully on February 17, 2009 in Kelowna, B.C. at the age of 94. She was predeceased by her dear husband Joe and her two daughters Doreen and Colleen, but she will always be lovingly remembered by her grandchildren Kevin (Karin) Paul, Gordon (Nicole) Paul, Shannon Edwards, Lori Erb (Aengus MacIntosh), Danny (Wanda) Erb, Bill Erb and Bob Erb. She also leaves behind her sisters Mae and Verniece, great grandchildren, great great grandchildren, nieces and nephews as well as many many dear friends in Kelowna and throughout the prairies. Toots was born on March 21, 1914 in Weyburn to Marie (Normand) and James Venne. She enjoyed the freedom of her prairie childhood with her five brothers and sisters and then entered the Saskatchewan Training School to graduate in 1938 as a psychiatric nurse. In that same graduating class was the man she would later marry in 1946, Joe Sweeney. During her career in Saskatchewan Toots garnered the love and respect of her students and coworkers who also became lifelong friends. In 1967 Toots and Joe decided to make the move to Kelowna, B.C. where Toots continued in her beloved career for many more years. Toots may have retired but she never slowed down; always on the move she enjoyed her retirement with an active social life and helping whoever needed it. She traveled, shopped, hit the casino once in a while, and kept in touch with her wide circle of family and friends. Her caring, generous spirit, her sharp wit and her unmatched love of life are trademarks that will be missed and cherished by all who knew her. She is to be interred beside her husband in Kelowna, B.C.
- William Sgt. (Ret.) born August 7, 1936 in Weyburn, passed away on March 15, 2008 after fighting a short battle with cancer. He is predeceased by his parents George and May (nee Barnes) Sweeney and brother Albert Sweeney. He is survived by his wife and life long friend Nicole, son Pat (Tina) and daughter Michelle (Darren) Maruska; five grandchildren Chelsey, CheriLynn, Denym, Cole, and Braydon; sister Donna (George) Chapman; brother Wilf Sweeney and many nieces and nephews. Funeral service was held at Moose Jaw Funeral Home on Thursday, March 20 at 2:00 p.m. Padre Capt. Almeida officiated. Burial of cremains will be held at a later date. Legion Rites were under the direction of Roscoe Steele of The Royal Canadian Legion.
- Algot Gustaf Swenson, was born November 22, 1922, the son of Gustaf and Mia Swenson of Hume. He attended East Weyburn School. On March 1942, Algot enlisted in the Canadian army. He served overseas with HQ 5th Field RCA and returned to Canada in December of 1945. On October 1, 1946 Algot married Eleanor Ruth Black. They farmed in the Ralph district on a mixed farm operation. After a heart attack in September of 1988 he semi-retired from farming and travelled in Canada and the United States. He was a life member of the Royal Canadian Legion, Branch #47, Elks Branch #370 and the Ralph Wheat Pool board. Algot is predeceased by his parents, Gustaf and Mia Swenson; his wife Eleanor; two brothers: Lawrence Swanson and Marvin Swenson; one sister Edna and two great grandsons: Sheldon and Brett. Algot is survived by one daughter Edna (Lorne) Newsome of Regina; two sons: Alvin (Carmen) Swenson and Glenn Swenson, both of Weyburn; one sister Ruth Aitken of Weyburn; two brothers George Swenson of Burnaby, BC and Walter (Ivy) Swenson of Langley, BC; one sister-in-law Lorna (Bob) May of Regina; six grandchildren: Lee (Kim) Newsome of Fort Nelson, BC, Valerie Newsome of Regina, Melissa (Sean) Todd of Pilot Butte, William, David and Jacqueline Swenson all of Weyburn; ten great grandchildren; special friend Nola Moore and numerous nieces and nephews. Algot passed away on May 8, 2001 at the age of 78 years. His funeral service was held on Saturday, May 12 at 2:00 p.m. from Fletcher Funeral Chapel, Weyburn, with Rev. John Ferrier officiating. Interment followed in Hillcrest Cemetery, Weyburn. Members of the Legion formed an Honor Guard. The active pallbearers were Tom Moore, Connor Rodine, Stan Miller, Larry Larsen, Gene Cugnet and Ron Fellner.
- Alvin Walter Swenson late of Weyburn, passed away on Friday June 17, 2005 at the young age of 54 years, after a long battle with illness. Alvin was born in Weyburn on April 30, 1951 to Elinor (nee Black) and Algot Swenson. Alvin was raised in the community of Ralph on a farm that his grandfather had homesteaded and on which he in turn, farmed. He attended Queen Elizabeth School and often told his children how he was a member of the first grade 1 class when the school was opened. Alvin had many happy memories he shared with his family, growing up on the farm and had very strong attachments to the area. Many of the stories of growing up involved animals, relatives, friends and of course the weather. Alvin completed his grade 12 in Weyburn and began his Bachelor of Science in Agriculture at the University of Saskatchewan, in Saskatoon, receiving his degree in 1973. Alvin formed many strong friendships in that time and these ties remained strong through the years by visits, phone calls and Christmas cards. He worked for a period of time in Manitoba before returning to the farm where he worked for the remainder of his years, farming with his brother Glenn, his father and later with his wife. He faced many challenges through his years of farming, but his attachment to the area and the farm remained an integral part of his existence throughout his life. One of Alvin's great passions in life was his herd of purebred Black Angus cattle. He took great pride in the breed and raised them for show and sale for many years. In March of 1995, Alvin met Carmen Langevin, they were married in October of that year. Alvin's greatest joy in his life were his children. William arrived in July of 1996, David in December of 1997 followed by Jacqueline in June of 2000. He was a devoted father and his children occupied his time and his thoughts, always. Alvin was involved with the Weyburn Agriculture Society for many years and was chairman of the cattle committee. His involvement with the farm often left little time for hobbies and outside interests: when asked what his hobbies were, he always said, farming. He loved, lived and breathed it. Alvin will be remembered most, not for any one single great accomplishment, but rather his quiet perseverance. He did not stand out in the crowd yet, his absence is felt by everyone. He felt no need to impress: he worked hard every day and took pleasure in the simple things life had to offer. He had no great expectations from others but expected many things of himself. We will miss his crooked grin that always made us wonder what he was up to. His passing leaves a great and painful void in our lives. Alvin was predeceased by his mother and father, Elinor and Algot Swenson; two infant brothers and two nephews, Brett and Sheldon. He is survived by his wife Carmen and children William, David and Jacqueline of Weyburn; a brother Glenn Swenson, Weyburn; a sister Edna (Lorne) Newsome, Regina; two nieces: Valerie Newsome, Regina and Melissa (Sean) Todd, Regina; one nephew Lee (Kim) Newsome, Fort Nelson BC; many uncles, aunts, grand nieces and nephews, cousins and many friends. The funeral service was held on Tuesday, June 21, at 10:00 a.m. from St Vincent de Paul Roman Catholic Church with Fr. Gerry Bauche Celebrant. All in attendance were considered honorary pallbearers.
- Blanche (nee Przybicen). On Friday, May 23, 2003, Blanche Swiech passed away at the Regina Sunset Extendicare Home at the age of 101 years. She was born February 24, 1902 in Poland. Predeceased by her parents, Walter and Blanche Przybicen; her husband, Walter Swiech; two brothers and three sisters in Poland. Blanche is survived by her son, Bruno (Murleen) Swiech of Edmonton, AB and her daughter, Joanne (Douglas) Schiefner of Milestone; four grandchildren and two great grandchildren. Funeral service was held Wednesday, May 28, at 2:00 p.m. from Fletcher Funeral Chapel, Weyburn with Gary W. Goran officiating. Interment followed in Hillcrest Cemetery, Weyburn.
- Ivy (nee Sargent) aged 68 years, passed away quickly and peacefully at Langley, BC on February 14, 2005. Lovingly remembered by her husband, Les; daughter Elaine (Dwight); and son David (Vicki); grandchildren: Tessa, Drew, Kyle and Shayla; siblings: Hugh, Ona-Mae, Lila, Lyman, Ingrid, Russell and Elodie; numerous nieces, nephews, great nieces and nephews, cousins, as well as many other relatives and friends. She is predeceased by her father (William), mother (Elvina), three brothers: Gene, Timothy and Harvey. Ivy was born in Colgate/Weyburn. In 1956 she married Les. They resided in Weyburn, both working and raising their children. Ivy began her career initially as a photographic artisan and then transitioned to sales with Avon. In both vocations she achieved awards for her excellence. She was also actively involved with the Royal Purple. In 1975 Ivy and Les relocated to Swan Hills, AB. There she developed an appreciation for the beauty of the forest. In 1989 she and Les retired and moved to Langley, BC to enjoy snowless winters, gardening and travel. Her family fondly recalls her signature gifts as her endless work for those she loved, her desire for conversation, and her baking. Ivy's most deeply held values were the love for her family, friends and a sense of community giving. A prayer service was held Friday, February 18 at 7 p.m. at Henderson's Langley Funeral Home. A celebration of life was held Saturday, February 19 at 1:30 p.m. at the Langley United Church.
- Peter Szuta, late of Weyburn, passed away July 21, 2013, at the age of 85 years. Peter was predeceased by his parents: Teodor and Pelagia Szuta, sisters: Mary (Fred) Kwochka, Rose (Ilka) Bajsa, Ewgienia (Adam) Bajsa, Anna (Paul) Procyk; brother Joe Szuta; nephews: Peter Bajsa, Mike Bajsa, Paul Jr. Procyk. Peter is survived by his wife Olga Szuta, Weyburn, sons: Walter Szuta, Regina, and his daughters, Kimberley Szuta and Krystal (Eric) Hlookoff, Steve Szuta (Heather George), Regina; special niece Helen (Marvin) Reiser, Weyburn, as well as numerous nieces, nephews and great nieces and nephews. Peter was born April 25, 1928 in Poland. He married Olga Loncrynski in 1955. Peter and Olga came to Canada in 1960 where they resided in the Froude area. In 1966 Peter and Olga moved to Weyburn where they raised their two sons Walter and Steve. He worked for Nexans for many years and retired in 1992. He was also very active in the Royal Canadian Legion, Multicultural Society as well as the Wheatland Senior Centre. Peter had many hobbies and interests which included gardening, wood working, playing darts and his favorite thing which was spending time with his family. Peter was loved by many and will be dearly missed. Prayers for Peter were held Wednesday July 24 at 7:00 p.m. from RD Family Funeral Chapel. A Mass of Christian Burial was held on Thursday, July 25 at 10:30 a.m. from St. Vincent de Paul Roman Catholic Church, Weyburn with Fr. Gerry Bauche and Fr. Andrei Kachur, celebrants. Interment followed at Hillcrest Cemetery, Weyburn
- Ilko "Alex". In loving memory of Ilko Szwetz, late of Weyburn, who passed away at the age of 83 years, on August 24, 2005 after a courageous battle with cancer. Ilko was born on April 11, 1922 in the Ukraine. He was predeceased by his parents, Peter and Anastasia; brother, Harry; sisters, Olga and Michalena, all of the Ukraine; in-laws, Nick, Katherine, Rosalia and Joe Metchuk. He is survived by his loving family, wife, Helen of 44 years; daughters, Barbara (Andrew) Hutyra, Teresa (Alan) Lee, and Linda (Rodney) Audette; sons, Steven (Leanna) Szwetz and Kevin (Byllie-Rae) Szwetz; grandchildren, Nicole, David, Brian, Christopher, Robert, Matthew, Jennifer, Shaelyn, Bayle and Mikaela and a special angel expected in February, 2006; in-laws, Jack and Betty Metchuk and family in Ontario; numerous nieces and nephews in the Ukraine as well as many friends in Canada. He was a loving husband, father, grandfather (Dido) and friend to all. Ilko came to Canada where he worked on farms, in construction and as a caretaker at Pioneer Place and then at St. Michael's Junior High. He had a love for gardening, the Weyburn Red Wings and for playing cards with family and friends. He was a member of the Ukrainian Catholic Church in Weyburn. Prayers were held at RD Family Memorial Funeral Chapel, Weyburn, on Friday, August 26, at 7:00 p.m. with Father Andrei Kachur officiating. The funeral service was held at St. Vincent de Paul Roman Catholic Church at 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, August 27, with Father Andrei Kachur and Father Gerry Bauche officiating. Interment followed in Hillcrest Cemetery, Weyburn. The active pallbearers were David Hutyra, Brian Lee, Jim Hutt, Russ Blischak, Greg Bobbitt and John Lesiuk. Thank you to Dr. Haidash, Dr. P. Fong and the staff at the Weyburn General Hospital and Tatagwa View for the excellent care they provided to him during his lengthy battle with cancer.
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- Dennis Paul Tabish, born in Weyburn on December 22, 1954, died suddenly on September 24, 1999 in St. Mary's Hospital, Sechelt, BC, from massive head injuries sustained when he was struck by a motor vehicle. He is survived by his wife, Janis; their two children: Justin and Kristy-Lee; and his daughter, Tammy; his mother, Isabelle Tabish (nee Fulowski), Campbell River, BC; four brothers, four sisters and their families: Sandra (Dale) Cleveland, Langley, BC; Larry (Gloria ) Tabish, Lethbridge, AB; Allen (Leona) Tabish, Lloydminster, SK; Loren (Debbie) Tabish, Campbell River, BC; David (Debbie) Tabish, Campbell River, BC; Cindy (John) Micic, Ringwood, Victoria, Au.; Peggy (Rob) Carmichael, Victoria, BC; Joan Tabish, Victoria, BC. Rev. Terri Scallon officiated at a service in celebration of Dennis' life in the Gibson's United Church on October 2. Interment will be in the Campbell River Cemetery on October 30, 1999, with Pastor Kent Rogers officiating.
- Leona Gayle (nee Leippy) Tabish of High River, AB peacefully passed away on February 17, 2014 in High River at the age of 60 years. Leona Tabish was born in Weyburn to Julian and Jean Leippy on November 24, 1953. She graduated from Weyburn High and went on to earn a certificate in Accounting from Athabasca University. She worked as an accountant for 20 years. Leona lived a life full of adventure as she travelled the corners of the globe. She loved to tour historical sites and experience new cultures. When she wasn’t touring, she would spend quality time painting. Her love of creating a beautiful canvas transferred into her yard where she would spend hours using her yard as another form of creative expression. Leona also enjoyed horses, from her riding days in her youth to watching equestrian events at Spruce Meadows. She loved many things, but her greatest love was for her family, she would spend hours telling stories to anyone who would lend an attentive ear. She was loving, kind and generous to everyone she met. Leona Tabish is predeceased by her two brothers, John and Wayne Leippy. Leona Tabish is survived by her husband, Allen Tabish of High River; two sons Jeremy Tabish and Chad Tabish; one brother Lloyd Leippy; 1one sister Sharon Leippy; parents Jean and Julian Leippy and four granddaughters Mercedes, Shaelynn, Hailey and Brianna Tabish. The family wishes to extend their gratitude to Dr. Heng, Dr. Powell, Dr. Kelly, all of the High River Home Care Nurses and the Hospital Staff that attended to Leona’s needs with compassion. A funeral service was held at the High River Full Gospel Church on Friday, February 21, 2014 at 2:00 p.m. with Rev. Dean Kennedy of the Full Gospel Church officiating.
- Michael 'Mike' Robert James Tait passed away with family by his side on May 27, 2006. He was 48 years old. Predeceased by grandparents, Joseph and Frances Tait, Olga Yanko and Robert Sulz, and by his older brother, Brian in 1996. Mike will be lovingly remembered by his wife of 26 years, Michellene, daughter, Amanda (Daren) Giffin and their children, Ripley and Zoey, and son, Zachary Tait; his parents, Reg and Jean Tait, sisters: Colleen Tait and Sheila (Troy) Pottinger and their daughter, Brooke, sister-in-law, Brenda Tait and her children, Joe, Time and Charla; as well as numerous in-laws, aunts, uncles and cousins. Mike was born in Weyburn and grew up here, attending several local schools. He met Michellene Vandale and married her on June 21, 1980, then moving into the family farm. They have two children, Amanda Jean and Zachary Michael. Two grandchildren have also arrived, Ripley and Zoey, who were his biggest delight. Mike worked at several jobs in and around Weyburn and as of late was with Arndt Air. We were so very proud of him for achieving his aviation mechanics degree, and was just waiting for certification. Mike was a farm boy at heart, learning from his grandfather and father. He eventually took over the farm and in turn was teaching his son, Zachary. He had several hobbies as well. He loved fishing, hunting and boating, but what he loved best was being on a snowmobile. A memorial service was held Friday, June 2 at 2:00 p.m. from Zion Lutheran Church, Weyburn, with Pastor Martin Olson officiating. All those who shared in Mike's life were considered to be honorary pallbearers. Interment will be at a later date.
- Joseph Reginald "Reg" Tait passed away suddenly on October 12, 2006, he was 87 years old. He was predeceased by his parents, Joseph and Frances Tait and his two son, Brian and Michael Tait. He will be lovingly remembered by his wife of 53 years, Jean (Sulz), two daughters, Colleen Tait and Sheila (Troy) Pottinger, two daughters-in-law, Brenda Tait and Michellene Tait, five grandchildren: Joseph Tait, Amanda (Daren) Giffin, Timothy (Michelle) Tait, Charla Tait, Zachary Tait and Brooke Pottinger; and five great grandchildren: Ripley and Zoey Giffin, Maya, Trinity and Bryan Tait; one sister, Mae Adolph, as well as his in-laws, relatives and friends. Reg was born on a small farm just east of Weyburn. He lived there with his parents and one sister, Mae, until moving to a farm south of the city. Like any other prairie kid of the time, he hunted, fished, went to a one room school and helped on the farm. During the 30's, he and his father were well known for hunting coyotes because they had become a menace. Reg met a nursing student named Jean Sulz, and they were married in 1953. Four children arrived over the years - Brian, Michael, Colleen and Sheila. There were good times and bad times, but Reg and Jean celebrated 53 years together. He was a jack of all trades. Over the years he had several jobs including a long haul driver, car salesman, working on a threshing crew, snowmobile mechanic, cab driver, a trainer/bus driver for the Red Wings, and of course, farming. He was also very involved with several community groups such as the Royal Canadian Legion, several Masonic Lodges, Firearm Safety, Saskatchewan Wildlife Federation, St. John Ambulance, the Weyburn Flying Club and the Boy Scouts. He especially enjoyed the fellowship he shared with his Masonic friends and was always off attending one meeting or another. He was very proud of two activities the Masons were involved with: the fingerprinting program for the children in the area, and Ranch Erhlo, a facility for kids who need help. He also enjoyed his family - nothing gave him greater pleasure than to be teasing the kids or holding a little person on his knee. He was proud of his grandchildren and was delighted with all the 'little girls' but was a bit relieved when his great grandson arrived. Reg died with "his boots on", busy to the end, which is just the way he would have wanted it. A Memorial Service was held Wednesday, October 18, at 11:00 a.m. from Zion Lutheran Church, Weyburn with Pastor Martin Olson officiating. All Reg's coffee buddies from Bonnie's were the honorary pallbearers. The Royal Canadian Legion held a Last Post Service conducted by Rev. John Ferrier, and along with members of the Masonic Lodge, formed an Honor Guard. His nephew, Bill Jackiw gave a tribute and his grandson, Zachary Tait, was the urn bearer.
- Ruth Anna (nee Obst) passed away quietly on January 23, 2006 at Crocus Villa in Weyburn at the age of 92 years. She was predeceased by her parents, Louise and Gus Obst; her husband, Cyrill John Tallon; one sister, Ruby; and two brothers, Edwin and Ernest; and a brother-in-law, Ed Vallieries Ruth leaves to mourn two sisters, Adella Vallieries of Abbottsford, BC and Eleanor Charlton of White Rock, BC; and a sister-in-law, Margaret Obst of Weyburn; as well as numerous nieces and nephews. Ruth Anna Obst was born at Glenavon on June 11, 1913. She lived at home and went to school in various places, namely, Yellow Grass, McTaggart and lastly, Schneider School near Talmage. She worked for different neighbors in the district and away from home when World War II broke out. She met Cyrill Tallon who was serving in the Canadian Army. They were married in Langruth, MB on December 20, 1941. While he was in the army, they moved around a lot. After his discharge they made their home in Lloydminster, AB. He passed away after suffering a massive brain hemorrhage while driving a company truck. Ruth moved to Weyburn and lived in various places. She moved into the nursing home in Yellow Grass until it closed and then she was transferred to Crocus Villa in Weyburn until her passing on January 23, 2006. Ruth will be missed by friends and relatives and she has our Blessing. The funeral service for Ruth was held on Saturday, January 28, at 11:00 a.m. from RD Family Memorial Funeral Chapel, Weyburn, with Pastor Martin Olson Officiating. Attending nieces and nephews were the Active Pallbearers. Interment followed in Hillcrest Cemetery, Weyburn.
- Dora Pearl (nee Forster) was born at Leslie, SK, July 27, 1920 to Eli and Christina (Buchanan) Forster. She began her schooling at Leslie. The family subsequently lived in various locations in northeastern Saskatchewan. As a young woman, Dora moved to the Oungre area to work as a housekeeper for the McLeod family. She met Arne Tangjerd and they were married February 4, 1944. During WWII, they lived temporarily at Chilliwack, BC where Arne was stationed in the army. After the war, they returned to Saskatchewan and farmed near Estevan where their daughters were born and raised. Dora was a faithful member of Trinity Lutheran Church in Estevan where she belonged to the Lutheran ladies' group. Following Arne's death in 1975, Dora moved to Weyburn where her daughter and son-in-law Joan and Gary Schindel resided. She worked for many years at Singer Sewing and Furriers in Weyburn. She attended Zion Lutheran Church and was involved there also in the Lutheran ladies' group where she met many new friends. When her brother Edgar's health was failing, she decided to move to Regina in 1992 to spend time with him. When her own health began to deteriorate in 1997, she moved to Meadow Lake where Joan and Gary were living. In October 1999, she suffered a debilitating stroke. Since then, she resided at Northland Pioneer Lodge at Meadow Lake until her passing February 15, 2008. Dora was predeceased by her husband Arne Tangjerd, her parents Eli and Christina Forster, her brothers and sisters-in-law, Edgar and Alice Forster and Melvin and Audrey Forster, her sister and brother-in-law Elva and Jack Parkman, sisters- and brothers-in-law, Amanda and Magnus Lotten, Erling Tangjerd, Clara Tangjerd, Norma Tangjerd and George Gilbertson, as well as three nephews and one great niece. She is survived and lovingly remembered by her daughters Arlene Tangjerd of Yorkton, Joan (Gary) Schindel of Meadow Lake; grandchildren: Tina (Kelvin) Zavialetz, Courtney and Riley of Saskatoon; Kevin Schindel of Meadow Lake; and Ken (Randi) Schindel, James and Brandon of Unity; sister Olive (Edwin) Flynn and family of White Rock, BC; the surviving families of Elva and Jack Parkman, Melvin and Audrey Forster and Amanda and Magnus Lotten; brothers- and sisters-in-law Gertie Tangjerd and family, Harald Tangjerd and family, Mildred (Ivar) Moen and family, Don (Eleanor) Tangjerd and family, Orv (Verna) Tangjerd and family, Jim (Carol) Tangjerd and family and Irene Gilbertson and family. The funeral service was held at Hillcrest Funeral Chapel at Saskatoon February 19, with interment at Souris Valley Memorial Gardens, Estevan, February 20, with Pastor Ivar Moen of Saskatoon officiating.
- Maatje Taylor, late of Weyburn, passed away on December 25, 2002 at Souris Valley Extended Care Centre, at the age of 77 years. Predeceased by her parents, Pieter and Krystelyn Van Beveren; her husband, Aylmer; daughter, Sharon Kradovill and one brother. Maatje will be lovingly remembered by her children: Aylmer (Doris) Taylor, Shirley (Ross) Strachan, Dianne (Rick) Wallin, Patricia Flick, Wendy (Blair) Bush and Larry (Sherrill) Taylor; son-in-law, Hugh Kradovill; 15 grandchildren and 21 great grandchildren; four brothers: Frans & Joe, both of Holland, Andrew of Austria and Phil of Port Rowan, ON; four sisters: Marie Yselstyn and Martha Eiting, both of Holland, Emma Stolithvith and Klara Mueullar, both of Hamilton, ON; two step grandchildren, five step great grandchildren; as well as numerous nieces and nephews. Maatje was born in Holland on May 13, 1925, where she stayed until she came to Creelman, where she farmed with her husband until 1960, then moved to Weyburn. Maatje spent the better part of her working career at Souris Valley Extended Care Centre. She retired in 1983 at which time she enjoyed going to bingo, sewing for her family and spending time with her husband. Maatje has gone to be with the one she loved for 57 years and she will be missed by her children, grandchildren and great grandchildren. A memorial service was held Tuesday, December 31, 2002 at 11:00 a.m. from Grace United Church, Weyburn, with Gary W. Goran officiating minister. Interment followed in Creelman Cemetery, Creelman.
- Thomson 'Tom' Roy. On Saturday, February 22, 2003, Mr. Thomson 'Tom' Roy Tegart of Weyburn passed away with his loving wife at his side at the Weyburn General Hospital at the age of 49 years. Tom is survived by his loving wife Donna of 13 years, sons Tommy (Amanda) of Estevan, Lee and Shane of Weyburn, daughters Brenda Zaharia of Griffin and Faith of Weyburn, and special grandchild Samantha Tegart of Estevan. And numerous other relatives. Tom enjoyed being with his family and friends. Three years ago Tom was diagnosed with lung cancer but his sense of humor helped to ease the pain for everyone who was around him. Funeral service was held at 2:00 p.m. Tuesday, February 25 from the Weyburn Gospel Assembly, 320-3rd Ave. S.E. with Pastor Cam Weber officiating. Interment followed the service in Hillcrest Cemetery, Weyburn. All those in attendance were considered to be honorary pallbearers. Active pallbearers were Vern Duncan, Alex Duncan, Rick Thompson, Colin Spencer, Jacques Gourde and Rick Pigeon.
- Clarence James. On Tuesday, April 30, 2002, Clarence James Telford, late of Weyburn, passed away at the age of 77 years. Predeceased by his parents, Robert and Hesther Telford. Clarence is survived by his loving wife of 56 years, Evelyn Telford of Weyburn; one daughter, Darlene (Ross) Hallett of Edmonton, AB and one son, Randy (Carla Lillejord) Telford of Weyburn; three granddaughters: Sarah, Jessica and Kristie Telford; one sister, Lois Telford of Calgary, AB; as well as many friends. Clarence James Telford was born September 22, 1924 at Kindersly. He grew up in the Regina district on a farm, helping with the farming while attending school. During the war, he spent time with the air force in Regina. On June 14, 1945, Clarence married Evelyn Lynch at Knox Metropolitan Church in Regina. They have lived in Swift Current, Regina, Moose Jaw, and have resided in Weyburn for the last 38 years. Clarence worked as a blockman for Massey-Harris in Regina and Swift Current until 1960. He then became manager/owner of a car dealership in Moose Jaw, then sales manager for a Weyburn car dealership from 1964 to 1968, and from 1968 to the present he was a life insurance underwriter. He loved to read, he enjoyed politics and was a very well informed man. He took a special interest in his three granddaughters, and enjoyed weekends at his cottage at Buffalo Pound Lake, golfing and woodworking. Clarence belonged to the Masonic Lodge for decades. He was on the Weyburn Library Board from 1981 to 1994. He was president of the Weyburn Diabetes Association for several terms, and Clarence and Evelyn delivered Meals on Wheels for years as well. He was also a member of the Presbyterian church. In 1995, Clarence and Evelyn celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary. Clarence was a very loving and dedicated husband. He took great joy in his family and friends. Funeral service was held Monday, May 6, at 2:00 p.m. from Knox Presbyterian Church, Weyburn, with Rev. John Ferrier officiating. Interment followed in Hillcrest Cemetery, Weyburn. Honorary pallbearers were: Hugh Alexander, Ernest Elder, Martin Scholp, Ray Pretty, Robert Johnson, Bernard Jordan and Arvin Snelling. The active pallbearers were: Steve Strong, Nigel Hood, Mark Johnston, Gary Hudson, Harold Vanoene and Garth Freeman.
- Evelyn Louise (nee Lynch). On Wednesday, November 26, 2008, Evelyn Louise Telford passed away at Tatagwa View Long Term Care Facility at the age of 93 years. Evelyn was predeceased by her mother and father, Charlotte and David Lynch; her husband, Clarence Telford; sister, Patricia Warner; mother-in-law, Hesther Telford; father-in-law, Robert Telford; and a sister-in-law, Lois Telford. Evelyn will be lovingly remembered by her daughter, Darlene (Ross) Hallett of Edmonton, AB; and her son, Randy Telford (Carla Lillejord) of Weyburn and his children: Sarah Telford (Phil Robinson) of Ottawa, ON, Jessica Telford (Nigel Hood) of Regina and Kristie Telford (Trevor Blaine) of Weyburn; a brother, Claude Lynch and brother-in-law, Bill Warner and his family of Edmonton, AB; as well as numerous relatives and friends. Evelyn Louise Lynch was born March 12th, 1915 in Wolsey. On June 14, 1947, Evelyn married Clarence Telford. They lived in Regina, Swift Current, and Moose Jaw, but considered Weyburn to be their home since 1965. Evelyn and Clarence spent 55 loving years together, with some of their favourite moments taking place at "the lake" with their children and grandchildren. An accomplished homemaker, Evelyn provided a warm and loving home to her family and friends. Family was everything to Ev and she will always be in their hearts for the loving, caring, beautiful person that she was. Giving back to the people of her community was of utmost importance to Evelyn. As such, she devoted much time and energy to numerous projects over the years at the Knox Presbyterian Church. She also volunteered with the Canadian Diabetes Association and Meals on Wheels. An active mind, Evelyn enjoyed reading and took interest in politics and the democratic process, having served as an Enumerator on a regular basis over the years. Evelyn held a deep appreciation and respect for all things living and could find beauty in the most ordinary of situations - whether that be children playing, deer standing in a field, or wildflowers growing in the ditch. Funeral services were held Monday, December 1st at 2:00 p.m. at Knox Presbyterian Church in Weyburn. with Rev. John Ferrier and Rev. Ina Golais officiating. Internment followed in Hillcrest Cemetery, Weyburn. The Pallbearers were: Mark Johnston, Mike Johnston, Trevor Blaine, Gary Hudson, Phil Borys and Ray Gustafson.
- Dene Karen (nee Anseth) Temple late of Weyburn passed away Friday, February 22, 2013 at the age of 78 years. Dene Karen Temple (nee Anseth) was born April 11, 1934 on the Anseth farm. She attended Lien School and was the third youngest of 10 children. On September 28, 1951 she married Donald Bernard Temple in the United Church at Weyburn. Don’s work provided opportunities for Dene and Don to live in many different locations throughout Alberta and Saskatchewan. They finally settled on the Anseth farm in 1959. She was a very devoted, hard working wife and mother. She enjoyed baking, gardening, looking after the farm animals and socializing with friends and neighbors. If you came to visit, you never left hungry. She was predeceased by her parents, Aldrich and Jenny Anseth; sisters, Alice (Bud McEachern), Myrtle (Jim Doud), Wilma, Lenora (Lawrence McLeod); her brothers, Leonard (Betty Broughton) and Duane; and brothers-in-law, Matt Stadnyk and George Gunderson. Dene was also predeceased by her daughter, Brenda. Dene will be lovingly remembered by her husband, Donald Temple; children, Jerry (Joyce) of Saskatoon; Leann (Pat) Doud of Maxim; Greg (Tara) of Estevan; Blaire (Susan) of Nipawin; Darwin (Carol) of Weyburn; and Troy (Melinda) of Lloydminster, AB; numerous grandchildren and great grandchildren; her sisters, Bertha (Gunderson), Myrna Stadnyk (Earl Van De Sype), Beverly (Gene Toso) and sister-in-law, Mary Anseth. At the request of Dene, no funeral services will be held.
- William. It is with great sadness we mark the passing of William Terlson. After a short battle with cancer, ending peacefully on the evening of Sunday, August 19, 2001. Bill was born and raised in Webb, May 10, 1932. He later moved to Swift Current and married Norma Goldbeck in 1955. Bill worked for the Dominion Fruit Company in Swift Current. In 1964 he was transferred to Weyburn with the company. Bill, Norma, Pat, Elaine and Craig all became Weyburn citizens at that time. A year later he began selling Metropolitan Life Insurance in southeast Saskatchewan. That career lasted 10 years. At this time he thought about moving to Victoria, BC but instead he went into partnership with Alex Miles in Miles Agencies. Then he began a real estate broker and opened up Miles Real Estate, which he owned and operated until he retired in 1996. This was a career he greatly enjoyed and prospered in. Bill was very active in the Weyburn community. First with the Weyburn Young Fellows Club, he was Soo Line Sam and involved in the Chamber of Commerce and then later involved with the Rotary Club. Bill furthered his commitment to Weyburn by serving two terms as alderman beginning in 1985. He was awarded a much deserved community award, the Golden Spike in 1991. Bill was an avid hunter and golfer. In his retirement he used his creative talents to write three books and like to take long walks along the Tatagwa Parkway. Bill was predeceased by his parents, Gilbert and Margaret and his brother Herman. A devoted husband, father and grandfather, Bill will be forever loved and remembered by his wife Norma; daughters Pat (Richard) Klein, Elaine (Lee) Anderson and son Craig (Kerry) Terlson; grandchildren Amy, Sarah, Morgan, Leah, Kyla, Tessa, Reba and Eli. He is also survived by one sister, Beth (Jim) Woofindin, Kamloops, BC; three brothers, Gilbert (Irene) Terlson, Calgary, AB; Don (Bev) Terlson, Vancouver, BC; Clint (Shirley) Terlson, Swift Current; one sister-in-law Natalie Terlson, Victoria, BC and numerous nieces and nephews. There was a private family graveside service held at Bill's request.
- Henry Wilson, beloved husband of Caroline Thackeray of Brooks, AB, passed away in Brooks on November 8, 2004 at the age of 79 years. He is survived by his loving family, wife Caroline; daughter Colleen (Victor) Smith of Edmonton, AB; son Barry (Audrey) of Brooks, AB; son Rory (Valorie) of Peck Lake; son Darrell (Jackie) of Kindersley; son Craig (Connie) of Okotoks, AB; son Duane (Tanya) of Widewater, AB; 20 grandchildren and five great grandchildren. Wilson was born on July 31, 1925 in Weyburn, and married Caroline Erick on June 13, 1949. They farmed at Goodwater from 1949 until moving to Weyburn in the fall of 1975. After retiring from farming Wilson filled his time driving a school bus and the hockey bus for many years. He was a life time member of the Royal Canadian Legion - South Saskatchewan Branch #306. Wilson was a long time member of the Weyburn Red Wing Hockey Club and volunteered his services at many arenas helping players and coaches. One could find him traveling many hours to attend a grandson or granddaughter's hockey or ringette game. Wilson loved to curl and golf in his younger days. His last few years he enjoyed spending time at the Pioneer Village and Legion playing cards and crib with his friends. Wilson was predeceased by his parents, brothers Joe and Colin and his sister Ruth. Funeral service was held at 10:30 a.m. on Friday, November 12 from St. Mary's Catholic Church, Brooks, AB. Rev Father Vincent Tuan Ha officiated. Honorary pallbearers were all of Wilson's family and friends. Active pallbearers were Darcy Smith, Wade Thackeray, Garett Thackeray, Corbin Thackeray, Dylan Thackeray, Cody Thackeray and Kellan Thackeray.
- Mary Teresia (nee Neuberger) late of Regina, and formerly of Weyburn, passed away January 20, 2012 at the age of 77 years. Mary was born to John and Elizabeth Neuberger on August 15, 1934 in Bruno. She was raised on a farm North East of Weyburn, until the family moved to the city. On April 8, 1967 Mary married the love of her life, Don Thiel. They remained in Weyburn, until moving to Regina where they had lived for the last 5 years. Mary was actively involved in the 5th Weyburn Cubs and Scouts, and served as President of the Group Committee for the local organization. She was also a faithful member of St. Vincent de Paul Roman Catholic Church in Weyburn. Mary enjoyed crafts, creating various home decorations from plastic canvas needlepoint. Her greatest joy however was her family, especially her grandchildren. Mary was predeceased by her parents, John and Elizabeth Neuberger; father and mother-in-law, Fred and Cecilia Thiel; daughter, Shelly; sister-in-law, Helen Neuberger and brother-in-law, Ray Thiel. She will be lovingly remembered by her husband of 44 years, Don Thiel of Regina; her son Darwin (Tracey) of Weyburn, and their children, Kelli, Tanner, Dakota, Shelly-Lynn, Paris and Avah-Rae; Shelly’s son, Jesse Thiel; brothers and sisters, Joe Neuberger of Weyburn, Alf (Janet) Neuberger of Pincher Creek, AB, Bernie (Ella) Neuberger of Weyburn, Jeanette (Jack) Smeed of Medicine Hat, AB, Marlene (Don) Gill of Wilkie, James (Vivian) Thiel of Regina, Allen (Monica) Thiel of Regina, Norma Thiel of Red Deer, AB, Jean (John) Nikolejsin of Weyburn, Doreen Thiel of Regina; as well as many nieces and nephews. A prayer service was held on Tuesday, January 24 at 6:30 P.M. from Fletcher Funeral Chapels, Weyburn; a funeral mass was held Wednesday, January 25 at 10:30 A.M. from St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church, with Father Gerry Bauche celebrating. Urnbearers were Jesse Thiel, Tanner Thiel and Dakota Thiel. All in attendance were considered honorary pallbearers. Interment to be held at a later date at Green Acres Memorial Gardens, Weyburn.
- Edward Owen. On Thursday, March 11, 1999, Edward Owen Thomas, late of Weyburn, passed away at the age of 83 years. Predeceased by his father and mother, Edward and Julie Thomas; his wife, "Winnie" on January 15, 1999; granddaughter, Sheila Thomas; son-in-law, Paul Picard; four brothers: John, Norman, Joe and George; three sisters: Gwen Brooks, Velma Kilpatrick and Bernice Scott. Owen is survived by his three children: Charlie (Alice) Thomas of Tantallon, SK; Mary Picard of Moose Jaw; and Bev Thomas of Regina; grandchildren: Lorraine (Allen) Kentz of Regina; Lynda (Kevin) Simpson of Weyburn; Terry Dahlman of Moose Jaw; Paula Tolley (Bob) of Moose Jaw; Candace Picard (Greg) of Moose Jaw; Randy (Brenda) Cheater of Regina; Naomi Magdaline (Robert) of Regina; eleven great grandchildren; two sisters: Elsie Moran of Moosomin and Verna Dube of Ottawa, ON; two brothers: Lloyd of Lethbridge and Griffith of Regina; and several nieces and nephews. Owen Thomas was born at Beausjeris, MB in 1915 to Edward and Julie Thomas. He was born into a large family. He received his education at Green Bay, MB, moving to Moosomin in 1926, and finishing his education there. Owen married Winnie Demorest in 1936 at Moosomin. In the early years he farmed at various places around Moosomin and Tantallon, during this time three children were born: Charlie, Mary and Beverly. He started working at the Grain Growers Elevator in 1955 in Rocanville, moving to Handsworth in 1959 to run the elevator there until 1981. He retired to Weyburn and worked for 4 1/2 years at Lightning Lube. During his younger years, Owen enjoyed playing ball and broom ball, curling and bowling. After retirement he became an avid TV sports fan. He enjoyed playing cards with his family and neighbours, and visiting with his grandchildren and great grandchildren. Funeral service was held Tuesday, March 16 at 11:00 a.m. from Grace United Church, Weyburn, with Bill Corkum officiating minister. Interment followed in South Cemetery, Moosomin, with Grace Armstrong officiating. All those in attendance were considered to be honorary pallbearers. The active pallbearers were: Bob Rice, Kevin Simpson, Allen Kentz, Randy Cheater, Gordon Gurney and Robert Chabot.
- Viola May (nee Pierce) was born on June 9, 1917 at Weyburn to Myron and Margaret Pierce. Viola grew up in the Grassdale and Colfax area. During her school years she attended Prospect School. Viola met and married Lloyd Thomas in Plentywood, Montana and ended up having six wonderful children, Garnet, Wayne, Rick, Larry, Peggy and Yvonne. Viola was employed at several places, which were Woolworth's Saskatchewan Hospital, Weyburn Union Hospital, Dron's Drycleaners and the Wheatland Senior Centre. Viola enjoyed bowling, where she scored 700 in her 1st year, cribbage, going for walks, reading, photography, collecting spoons and pins, gardening and growing flowers, and cooking. Viola was entering contests of every kind and became very lucky. She also looked forward to baking goodies and entering them into the fair. Viola loved to travel with her family. Her trip to New Zealand and Australia were one of her favorites. Viola wants everyone to remember her for being a good mother and grandmother and always being fair to everyone. She will be truly missed by everyone she has known and met throughout her life. Viola passed away on Monday, August 18, 2008 at the Weyburn Special Care Home, Weyburn at the age of 91 years. Viola was predeceased by her parents, Myron and Margaret Pierce; brothers and sister, Johnny, Donny, Louie, Verda & Luella; husband, Lloyd; sons, Garnet, Wayne & Rick; daughter, Peggy Lewis; grandchild, Fay Pacey. Viola will be lovingly remembered by her children, Yvonne (Hugh) Kennedy of Carnduff, Larry (Carol) Thomas of Weyburn; fifteen grandchildren; numerous great-grandchildren & great-great grandchildren; sister, Myra Lowey of Lake Cowichan, BC; daughters-in-law, Shirley and Yvonne; son-in-law, Winston, as well as numerous nieces, nephews, relatives and friends. The Graveside Service was held on Thursday, August 21, 2008 at 2:00 P.M. at Hillcrest Cemetery, Weyburn with Marj McLeod CLA officiating. The active pallbearers were Dalton Thomas, Zayn Hutt, Rhett Hutt, Ty Hutt, Steven Hutt & Jeff Perry.
- George Thompson of Weyburn, passed away on January 20, 2004 at the age of 94. George was born in Yellow Grass on November 4, 1909. His family moved from Yellow Grass to a homestead north of Amulet. George finished Grade 11 and later went into an apprenticeship program to obtain a certified journeyman mechanical certificate in automotive repair. He farmed for many years and then pursued a career as a mechanic. On August 26, 1937 George married Esther Erickson in Regina. They were married for 66 years, living in Amulet until 1954, then moving to Weyburn and lived in the same house until 2001 when they moved to reside in Bison Manor. George enjoyed hunting, fishing, baseball, music, reading, crosswords, golf, politics, gardening and playing cards. He was involved in the Kinsmen Senior Centre, the Senior's Choir, the Fish & Game League and Ducks Unlimited. George enjoyed the many large musical family gatherings as he enjoyed his family and music very much as well as all outdoor activities. Funeral service was held Saturday, January 24 at 2:00 p.m. from Fletcher Funeral Chapel, Weyburn, with Rev. John Ferrier officiating. Active pallbearers were: Michael Thompson, Jim Thompson, Rod Thompson, Brendon Thompson, Chris LaValley and Niels Jensen. Interment followed in the Amulet Cemetery.
- Lewis William, late of Weyburn, passed away peacefully on May 21, 2014, at the age of 84 years. Lewis was predeceased by his parents: William and Catherine Thompson; father and mother-in-law John and Vernice Brenholen; brothers-in-law Alfred Brenholen and Harold Hunstad; sister-in-law Marriette Brenholen; niece Lucy Stadler; great niece Ava Trobert. Lewis will be forever remembered by his wife of 56 years, Mildred; sons: Leonard (Debbie), Midale, Dwight, Beinfait; grandchildren: Nolan (Teresa), Ryan and Brett; great-grandchildren: Hailey and Bennett; sister Emily (Larry) Stadler; brother Wylie (Sylvia) Thompson; brother-in-law: Lawrence Brenholen; sisters-in-law Barb (Bill) Hindman, Gladys Hunstad; as well as numerous nieces, Nephews, cousins and friends. Lewis was born on May 20, 1930 in Regina and raised on the family farm at Lake Alma. On October 14, 1957 Lewis and Mildred were married in Weyburn, together they raised their family on the farm in the Lake Alma area. Lewis was active in the Lake Alma community, he served on many boards, clubs and councils. Lewis and Mildred retired to Weyburn in 1997. Lewis loved the farm and worked part time for a farmer in his retirement. Family and friends were important to Lewis, he loved to have fun and see people smile. In 2011 Lewis took up residence at Tatagwa View. The family of Lewis would like to thank the nurses and staff at Tatagwa View. Prayers for Lewis were held at 6:00 p.m. Monday, May 26 at RD Family Funeral Chapel. A Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, May 27 at St. Vincent de Paul Roman Catholic Church, Weyburn with Father Gerry Bauche, celebrant. Interment followed at Green Acres Memorial Gardens, Weyburn. Pallbearers were Bill Stadler, Chris Stadler, Phil Thompson, Mark Thompson, John Thompson and Doris Trobert. Honourary pallbearers were all in attendance.
- Kimberley Maryon was born on the 25th of December, 1989 to Mark and Chris Thorn and passed away on August 6, 2011. Kimberley was born and raised in the town of Weyburn. She began her elementary education at Souris School and continued there until Grade 6. From there she moved to the Weyburn Junior High School and later graduated from the Weyburn Comprehensive High School. Kim began her post-secondary education at the University of Regina in the department of education and then transferred to SIAST to study Early Childhood Education. Kim loved working with all children but had a special affection for children with special needs. Kim grew up with many family and friends and loved being surrounded by people rather than being alone. Kim drew people to her like a magnet and people in turn enjoyed being in her company. She was a hard worker and had a variety of jobs, from MacDonald’s, Mark’s Work Wearhouse, Hilltop Manor, Co-op, Tatagwa Kids as well as working with her family at the Chuckwagon. Kim loved camping, rendezvous, reading and cross-stitching. She volunteered at Weyburn Family Place, Scouts, Relay for Life and Cancer Jam. In her short life Kim enjoyed a trip to England in 2002, a trip to Mexico with her whole family, her high school graduation in 2008 and the graduation from Early Childhood Education in 2011. One of her more memorable experiences was the final chapter of the “Harry Potter” movie series. Kim was predeceased by her grandfathers, Bill Thorn and Frank Coleman. She will be forever remembered by her loving parents: Mark and Chris Thorn of Weyburn; two sisters: Carrie (Quinn Langer) Thorn and Megan (Mike Blair) Thorn both of Weyburn; grandmas: Jan Thorn and Eva Coleman both of Weyburn; aunts and uncles: Bill (Karen) Coleman of Weyburn, Bob Coleman of Regina, Jolyn (Merv) MacDonald of Creelman, Jill Thorn of Weyburn and Clare (Wayne) Vilcu of Griffin, as well as numerous cousins, relatives and friends. A memorial service was held on Thursday, August 11 at 2:00 P.M. from the Legion Hall, Weyburn with Reverend Cordelia Karpenko officiating. Interment followed in Hillcrest Cemetery, Weyburn.
- Phillip Henry. On Monday, October 25, 1999, Phillip Henry Tindall, late of Weyburn, passed away at the Weyburn General Hospital, at the age of 71 years. Predeceased by his father and mother, Henry and Alice Tindall and by his nephew Garry. Phillip is survived by his wife, Mabel of Weyburn; one brother Dorland (Dorothy) Tindall of Trossachs; two sisters: Elizabeth (William) Garling of Weyburn, and Vera (Elmer) Ross of Bobcaygeon, ON; one step-son Allen Thomas of Colgate; two step-daughters Evelyn (Frank) Dreher of Oxbow; and Julie (Dwight) Jacobson of Calgary, AB; eight step grandchildren and five great step grandchildren; as well as many nieces and nephews, great nieces and nephews. Phillip was born November 12, 1927 at Weyburn. He was educated at Prospect School and the Weyburn Collegiate Institute. He spent most of his life on the family farm in the Prospect area except for a few years in the 50's and 60's when he worked for C.P. Rail. He will be greatly missed by all those who knew and loved him. Funeral service was held Thursday, October 28 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: Ron Fellner, Brad Tindall, Brad Murray, Dave Kirby, Reinhart Weger and Dale Garling.
TISDALE - Velm Beatrice (nee Hall). On Saturday, October 20, 2001, Velma Beatrice Tisdale of Regina passed away at the age of 78. She is predeceased by her husband, Gordon Alfred Tisdale. Velma is survived by her two sons: Dwight (Judi) and Graham (Nancy) all of Prince Albert; grandchildren: Aaron Tisdale of Regina, Denise Tisdale of NWT and Brian Tisdale of Victoria, BC; two sisters: Elsie O'Connor of Regina, and Mary Richter of Duncan, BC; one brother, William (Phyllis) Hall of Stoughton; sister-in-law, Mabel Tisdale of Midale, and brother-in-law Jack Kembel of Burnaby, BC, as well as numerous nieces and nephews. Special heartfelt thanks to her nephew, Donald and his wife, Linda O'Connor, Audrey Wesdyk and Sophie Coates, for all their love and support they gave to Velma. Funeral service will be held Wednesday, October 24 at 2:00 p.m. from Fletcher Funeral Chapel, Weyburn, with Gary W. Goran officiating. Interment will follow at Green Acres Memorial Gardens, Weyburn. Lunch to follow at the Grace United Church, Weyburn.
TODOS - John. On December 25, 2002, John 'Johnny' Todos, late of Weyburn, passed away at Souris Valley Extended Care Center, at the age of 70 years. Predeceased by his father and mother, Roman and Mary Todos; brothers Sam and Billy; two brothers in infancy; two sisters: Anne Repeski and Doris Lozinski. Johnny is survived by four nieces and one nephew: Lil Ireland and Carole (Bill) Polckiak of Winnipeg, MB, Darlene (Craig) Beasley and Lynda Lozinski of Moose Jaw, and Roman Todos of Saskatoon, and their families, as well as his good friends, Norm and Evelyn Gates. Johnny was born August 6, 1932 at Ituna. His father died when he was only 3 years old. Johnny attended school in Saskatoon, then worked for the CPR, was a painter, a bar manager, waiter, and worked at the Co-op Creamery. He was employed for 45 years. He lived in Ituna, Saskatoon and came to Weyburn in the late 40's. He was an altar boy in his younger years. Johnny enjoyed boxing, soft ball and hockey in his younger years. Later, he liked to watch sports on TV, especially the Blue Jays baseball games, and boxing. He also enjoyed going to the Casino in Regina. He supported a lot of the local charities. Johnny loved to party, too much, and was very proud of the fact that at age 62 he quit drinking and smoking. About five years ago he was diagnosed with sugar diabetes. He had heart surgery (a bypass) in 2000, and was diagnosed with cancer in November. He moved to Bison Manor in 2000 after his heart surgery and really loved it there. A memorial service was held Saturday, January 4 at 2:00 p.m. from Fletcher Funeral Chapel, Weyburn, with Father Albert Schmitz celebrant. Interment followed in Hillcrest Cemetery, Weyburn.
TOKARZ - Dorothy (nee Novenski) Tokarz, late of Weyburn, passed away suddenly on March 20, 2013, at the age of 80 years. Dorothy was predeceased by her parents, Paul and Ida Novenski; three sisters: Margaret Novenski, Annie Bahnuick and Mary Vilcu; three brothers: Harry, Joe and Paul Novenski. Dorothy is survived by her husband of 57 years, Joe Tokarz, Weyburn; her children: Blaine Tokarz (Karen), Griffin, Sharan (Glenn) Walkeden, Tribune; four grandchildren; sisters and brothers-in-law: Theresia Novenski, Regina, Phil Novenski, Regina, Nick Vilcu, Midale, Valerie (George) Schaefer, Regina as well as numerous nieces and nephews. Dorothy was born at Steelman on August 4, 1932 to Paul and Ida Novenski. At the age of two her parents and four of her seven brothers and sisters moved to Griffin in 1934. At first they lived in the old bunkhouse and then moved over to the old CNR Station. When winters were cold and roads were blocked so that cars couldn’t get through to Weyburn, people came from Innes and Talmage by train and stayed all day. Her mother, Ida Novenski with her heart of gold and her good cooking, would feed them until the train time at the station which would take them to Weyburn. One sad day in 1947, their mother passed away, and with only Paul and four children at home, the girls soon learned to cook, sew, work and care for themselves. Dorothy went to school at Griffin and did babysitting for a while after she finished school and at an early age went to work for families as a housekeeper. There she learned a lot from those ladies and they were like a mother to her. In 1953, she went to work in Regina at Woolworth’s store and lived with Joe and Theresia for $25.00 a month, cheap rent and a good home. It was there in 1955, that Dorothy met Joe Tokarz and they were married at Griffin. Joe and Dorothy made their first home on the farm with no running water or telephone and a coal wood stove. The house was so cold that water froze on the floors. Their son Blaine was born there and in 1958 they moved to the old Anderson house in the town of Griffin where their daughter Sharon was born. Joe commuted to the farm for a while and then they built a new house on the farm in July 1972, and had all the comforts of home. In 1993, they moved to Weyburn to enjoy their retirement. They liked to go to the casinos around the countryside. Dorothy enjoyed gardening, knitting, cooking, sewing, curling, quilting, walking, hauling grain, farming and loved to visit with eveyone. Prayers were held on Sunday, March 24 at 7:00 p.m. from RD Family Funeral Chapel, Weyburn. Funeral Mass for Dorothy was held on Monday, March 25 at 10:30 a.m. from St. Vincent de Paul Roman Catholic Church, Weyburn with Fr. Gerry Bauche, celebrant. Interment followed at Hillcrest Cemetery, Weyburn. Active Pallbearers were Richard Schaefer, Vernon Schaefer, Joe Vilcu, Mark Vilcu, Garry Bahnuick and Kenny Bahnuick.
TOLLEFSON - Eva Ada (nee Spencer). On Monday, November 12, 2001, Eva Ada Tollefson, late of Weyburn, passed away at the Weyburn General Hospital, at the age of 80 years. Predeceased by her parents, Hilbert and Charlotte Spencer; one brother, Bud Spencer; one grandson, Kirby and by her husband, Melvin Tollefson. Eva will be lovingly remembered by her two sons: Cliff (Linda) Tollefson of Weyburn, and Blaine (Bev) Tollefson of Edmonton; six grandchildren and two great grandchildren; one sister, Geraldine Montgomery of Kimberley, BC; one sister-in-law, Erna Lebsack of Kelowna, BC as well as many nieces and nephews. Eva was born January 19, 1921 in Weyburn, the oldest child of Hilbert and Charlotte ("Ada") Spencer. She was educated in the Talmage district as they farmed in that area. She met her future husband, Mel, whose family farmed in the same area. They were married January 1, 1941 at Talmage. She was employed as postmaster at Talmage, briefly at the Weyburn Co-op, Weyburn Union Hospital, Weyburn Special Care Home; but her lifelong employment was being a mother. They lived in Talmage and district until going to Carlyle in 1966, Horizon in 1970, 1973 to Kisbey, then moved to Weyburn in 1974. Eva always attended the United Church growing up and became a United Church member at Talmage, transferring membership to Grace United in Weyburn in the 1970's. She was also a member of the United Church Women's Club in Talmage. She was a member of the Order of the Eastern Star and held all positions at least once. She was an avid curler in her past years and claimed many trophies. During the time they lived in Carlyle (Steppes) she was a leader for Girl Guides which she reminisced about often. Throughout her life, Eva was an expert bridge partner for her husband and many, many tournaments were won by them. Eva was very competent at handiwork, crafts and needlework, and also was a great seamstress. She was always willing to help with clothing repairs, another accomplished art of hers. Eva was very instrumental in funding and establishing the Wheatland Senior Centre and both her and Mel spent many hours there enjoying the accomplishment and all the fun events it had to offer. The grand opening was very special to them both and indeed to the community. Eva loved to visit and she was a great one to embelish any tales with her humour and wit. Mel and Eva celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary with family and friends in 1991. The birth of every grandchild was a special event for her, the most special being the birth of her first great granddaughter. She will be lovingly remembered and sadly missed by all she knew and loved. Funeral service was held Thursday, November 15 at 2:00 p.m. from Grace United Church, Weyburn, with Gary W. Goran officiating minister. Interment followed in Hillcrest Cemetery, Weyburn. All those in attendance were considered to be honorary pallbearers. The active pallbearers were her grandchildren: Chad, Brook, Tyler, Kent, rebecca and Tiffany Tollefson
TOLLEFSON - Melvin. On Thursday, July 12, 2001, Melvin Tollefson, late of Weyburn, passed away at the Regina General Hospital at the age of 86 years. Predeceased by his mother and father; four brothers: Almer, Adolph, Ernie and Roy and one sister, Sophie Pederson; and one grandson, Kirby. Melvin is survived by his loving wife, Eva, of Weyburn; two sons: Cliff (Linda) Tollefson of Weyburn, and Blaine (Bev) Tollefson of Edmonton, AB; six grandchildren and two great grandchildren; one brother, Eddie (Bertha) Tollefson of Milestone and one sister, Hilda (Roy) Coleman of Weyburn; as well as many nephews and nieces. Melvin was born at Eden, South Dakota, USA on February 26, 1915. The family moved to Canada in 1920 and settled at Talmage. On January 1, 1941 he married Eva Spencer. They farmed in the Talmage/Worcester area until 1956, then bought and operated the Talmage store for ten years. Melvin then went on to being the elevator attendant at Steppes, then later on to Horizon, buying grain at various towns in Saskatchewan. In 1973 they moved to Kisbey, and in 1974 Melvin retired early due to poor health. Melvin loved to curl, play ball, visit and play cards. He and Eva were very instrumental in founding the current Wheatland Senior Centre, where they both spent many enjoyable times. The grand opening of the centre was a very special event in his life. He was a member of the United Church, first in Talmage and wherever the years took them following. Mel enjoyed helping wherever needed in whatever capacity at the time. He had a great love for his wife Eva and his children were very important to him. The arrival of grandchildren and great grandchildren was very special, and he loved watching their antics as they grew. He will be lovingly remembered and missed by all he knew and loved. Funeral service was held Monday, July 16 at 2:00 p.m. from Grace United Church, Weyburn, with Rev. John Ferrier officiating. Interment followed in Hillcrest cemetery, Weyburn. Honorary pallbearers were Hugh McLeod, Johnny Bax, Bud Logel, Gordan Evans, George Gilles and Alec Charlton. Active pallbearers were his grandchildren: Chad, Brook, Kent, Tyler, Rebecca and Tiffany.
TOLLEFSON - Reitta (nee Cross) Tollefson of Weyburn passed away on Saturday, June 30, 2007 at the age of 78 years. She was predeceased by her husband, Ernie, parents, Lena and Norman Cross, her sisters, Bea Johnston and Hazel Pollack, her brothers, Alvin, Harold, Glenn, Nels and Roy. Reitta is survived by her children: Glenn (Debbie) Tollefson, Sherry (Neil) Jenson and Pat Johnston, all of Weyburn. Her grandchildren: Miranda (Brad) Spencer, Tyler Tollefson, Amy (Matt) Sanders, Chris Jenson, Stacy (Chris) Whitrow, Nicole Woodard and Greg Johnston, and eight great grandchildren: Jayna, Jayden, Nathan, Payton, Sidney, Haley, Ashton and Keegan. Reitta was born May 27, 1929 and was raised in the Griffin area. She attended Ideal and Griffin schools. After leaving school she worked in the Fillmore area as a housekeeper. She then moved to Weyburn where she worked at the Weyburn General Hospital. She married Ernie Tollefson on October 22, 1949. They moved to Talmage where they farmed until they moved to Weyburn in 1972. Reitta then worked in the laundry at Souris Valley until her retirement in 1994. Reitta's life revolved around her family and friends. She enjoyed playing Bingo and bowling. Reitta spent many hours spoiling her seven grandchildren. After leaving the farm, Reitta and Ernie continued to plant a large garden in the farm yard and they spent hours harvesting their produce to sell at the Weyburn Farmer's Market. Funeral Services for Reitta were held on Thursday, July 5 at Knox Presbyterian Church, Weyburn with Rev. John Ferrier officiating. Interment followed at Hillcrest Cemetery, Weyburn.
TOLLEFSON - Robert Charles Tollefson late of Weyburn passed away Saturday January 16th, 2010 at the age of 60 years. Bob was predeceased by his father, Almer Tollefson; a sister Kitty Tollefson. Bob is survived by his wife, Noreen Tollefson, Weyburn; two daughters: Jackie Derkach, Grande Prairie AB and Cindy (Chris) Horner, Unity; five grandchildren; one great-grandchild; his mother, Gladys Tollefson, Weyburn; two brothers: Tom Tollefson, Weyburn, Dick (Treva) Tollefson, Weyburn; sister Carol (Art) Musk, Weyburn, as well as several nieces and nephews. At Bob's request there will be no funeral service.
TOMLINSON - Howard Arthur Tomlinson. Art was born in Estevan on November 8, 1924 to Joseph and Dora Tomlinson. His parents both came to Canada from England. Art has two brothers and one sister. He began his education in Estevan, then moved to Brandon, MB continuing his education at Central School, Earl Haig, J.H. and Brandon Collegiate. He married Dorothy (Ruth) on July 24, 1965 in Weyburn. He worked at various jobs, garages, Perth's Delivery, pick up & sales, Longs Equipment and Mryglod Proprietor. He liked photography, working on Antique cars, family genealogy and singing in the choir. He was involved with Heritage Village, Geneaology Society, Grace United Church and Antique Car Club. Art was with the R.C.A.F. from 1943 to 1946. He lived in Brandon, MB for while but for most of his life he lived in Weyburn and surrounding areas. Art loved to go to the Antique Car shows, tours, family reunions and various city functions. He really loved preserving the past. He was predeceased by his parents: Joseph and Dora Tomlinson; step mother: Bertha Tomlinson; his wife Ruth Tomlinson. Art is survived by his brother: Wintson (Yvonne) Tomlinson of Brooks, AB and their children: Bill Tomlinson and his two children, Gene (Deanna) and their two children, his sister: Jane (Ted) Ribbans of Toronto, ON and their children: Marsha (Ross) Hodgson, Joan Ribbans; his brother: Diamond (Betty) Tomlinson of Brandon, MB and their children: Brent Tomlinson and his daughter, Carla Tomlinson, Shawna (Scott) Nikel and their two children. Active Pallbearers were Kevin Myrglod, Murray Keefe, Neal Keefe, Ron Metheral, Marlene Nedelcov and Sid Trepoff. A Funeral Service was held on Friday, September 21, 2001 at 2:00 p.m. from the Grace United Church, Weyburn, with Gary W. Goran officiating. Interment followed in Green Acres Memorial Gardens, Weyburn.
TONN - Alvina Marie (nee Eckes) Tonn passed away on Sunday, February 22, 2004 at the age of 88 years. She was born January 15, 1916 on the family homestead north of Axford where she lived all her life until retiring and moving into Weyburn in 1996. Alvina loved traveling and taking Sunday drives with Harry. She was predeceased by her parents Frank & Elizabeth Eckes (nee Barnard); her husband Harry Tonn; infant son Frank; brothers: Lawrence, Ben and Ed; sisters-in-law: Grace and Shirley; special sister Anne Matthias (nee Mazurik); infant niece Joanne Hintz; and baby twin nephews, John and Joseph Eckes. Alvina is survived by her sister Lucille (Anton) Hintz; sister-in-law Edna Eckes, as well as many nieces and nephews. Prayers were said Wednesday, February 25 at 7:00 p.m. from Fletcher Funeral Chapel, Weyburn with Mary Ann Seitz Lay Presider. Thursday, February 26, funeral mass was held at 10:30 a.m. from St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church, Weyburn with Father Albert Schmitz Celebrant. Active pallbearers were: Peter Hintz, David Eckes, Vince Bernard, Doug Bernard, Ted Dreger and Tim Nameth. Interment followed at the Green Acres Memorial Gardens, Weyburn.
TOOKE Sally (nee Sharpe) Sim Tooke. It is with great sadness the Tooke family announces the passing of Sally Tooke, long-time resident of Weyburn, Saskatchewan. Sally passed away peacefully surrounded by her family on July 8, 2013, at the age of 81 years old in Regina, Sask. Sally lived a full life that spanned many careers and hobbies. While she cared for her children she worked as a nurse at the Weyburn Union Hospital and in the public health service. When she left that career she also owned and ran her own uniform shop and was a real estate agent. Her hobbies included golf, curling, knitting, reading and travelling. Her traveling once included a two week trip to Europe with a group of friends. Sally had a passion for golf that lasted throughout her life. When she could no longer play the sport she loved watching it on TV and cheering for all the home grown Canadian talent on the PGA tours. She was club champion at the Weyburn Golf Course. Sally also experienced a hole in one during her time there. Her golf enthusiasm continued at the Kenosee Lake Golf Course where she served as club president and was instrumental in obtaining proper certification for ladies tournaments held at that location. She loved curling every winter in Weyburn and was active in the local curling organization. In the last few years Sally especially enjoyed her bus trips to various casinos in the area. She loved this social event in her later years and enjoyed visiting with family and friends while sticking to her slot machine ěbudgetî. She was never as proud as she was during her 80th birthday celebration when all her children, in-laws, grandchildren, great-grandchildren and spouses travelled to attend this special celebration. Her family played a very important part in her life and daily thoughts. The Tooke family would especially like to thank Bob, Melanie, Cindy and Patti for the special assistance they provided over the last few months caring for their mother. Sally was predeceased by her first husband, Harold Sim and her parents Curly and Alice Sharpe. She will be sadly missed by her husband Norman, her children, Melanie (Jeff) Zastrow, Bob (Sheila) Tooke, Cindy Tooke and Patti (Peter) Premachuk, her brother Mike (Donna Mae) Sharpe, her grandchildren Chris (Kristy Engele) Zastrow, Tim (Resha) Zastrow, Terry (Kim) Zastrow, Stacy (Mike) Wick, Lindsey (Jessann) Kater, Brandon (Chuck) Tooke, Kevin (Brittany Adelman) Tooke, Michael Tooke, Alyssa Tooke, Jay Tooke, Robert (Nicole) MacInnis, Casey (Nicole Klaassen) MacInnis; her great-grandchildren Kaitlin, Mason, Kyla, Kail, Kali, Bailey, Pacey, Kaylee, Madison, Alexis and Parker, niece Kristel (Jon) Eber & family, nephew Carl (Kelly) Sharpe & family as well as numerous other relatives. A Memorial Service will be planned at a later date.
TORKELSON - Lillian M. of Weyburn was born on October 24, 1910 and passed away on August 6, 2004, just a few months short of her 94th birthday. She was born at Anamoose, North Dakota, to Emil and Hulda Torkelson. The Torkelsons, Emil, Hulda, Elvin and Lillian, moved to Saskatchewan and homesteaded near Beaubier. Their arrival at the homestead was dismal indeed for a prairie fire had blackened the prairie and their land was dotted with rocks which had to be hand picked before plowing could begin. The family stayed with relatives until Emil, along with uncle Jens, and a friend J. C. Johnson could get a house built. Those early days were extremely difficult as they were for many hard working pioneer families. They were especially difficult for the Torkelsons as their barn burned after being struck by lightning, their granary and chicken coop were destroyed by wind and their home burned to the ground after the family had left the farm in 1924. Lillian was 5-1/2 years old when she started school near present day Ratcliffe, where she received most of her elementary education. When she was but eight years old, the flu epidemic hit Saskatchewan and Lillian along with her mother and two siblings became very ill. Her father did his very best to nurse them until the doctor arrived. Lillian was the most ill of the family but survive they did and from that time until just recently Lillian enjoyed very good health. Her father died in 1919 and two years later her mother married Eddie Jacobson. The family left the farm and moved to Radville. During her 13th summer, Lillian's aunt had come to visit and invited Lillian to spend a year with her in North Dakota where she took her grade seven before moving back to Saskatchewan. The family moved to Radville in 1924 and this presented the opportunity for Lillian to go to high school. She proved to be an exceptional student and in 1928 received the Governor General's medal for academic excellence. From grade four on, Lillian was interested in history, an interest that would remain with her the rest of her days. After high school, Miss Torkelson attended Regina Normal School. She began teaching the next year and taught in a number of one room schools and several smaller high schools. In 1943, she received the Bachelor of Arts degree in English and History from the University of Manitoba. From 1946 to 1957 she taught at Radville Christian College, a high school which she helped found. She was at first the only teacher and often served in numerous ways to keep the school open and operational. She moved with the school when it moved to Weyburn in 1957 and became Western Christian College. She taught on both the high school and college level until 1982 when at the age of 72, she finally left the classroom. Lillian was a marvelous teacher. She believed that God wanted her in the classroom and taught with complete devotion to the task. She was also a dedicated student. From her earliest years she was an avid reader. She loved books and was a capable writer. She authored a number of histories and helped research others. She was instrumental in the founding of Radville Christian College and helping to start a magazine for Christian women, entitled 'Sister Triangle.' Lillian had complete faith in God. She was immersed in 1926 upon her confession of faith in Jesus the Christ. She was a dedicated and loyal member of the Church of Christ. She would never miss a service or a Bible class if she was at all able to be present. She believed in Christian Education and even in her retirement years after 52 years in the classroom, she kept in touch with her former students, mentored young teachers and was a source of encouragement to many. Though she lived almost all of her life in southeastern Saskatchewan Miss T. was a world traveler. She had several very close personal friends who accompanied her on her journeys. She traveled extensively in Canada and the U.S.A. She visited the land of her ancestors in Norway and France, toured much of Europe and the Holy Land. She visited missionaries in Papua New Guinea and attended a world's fair in Australia. Her trips were never merely sightseeing trips. They were learning experiences. She learned the history and enjoyed the art and music of each area she visited. She understood art history and even enjoyed opera and operettas when she had the opportunity to attend. Besides her service to the Lord through the church, Lillian served her community. She was a member of the University Women's Club here in Weyburn. She was an honorary life member of the Saskatchewan Superannuated Teachers Association both on the local and provincial levels. She received numerous awards for her teaching and is regarded by many as a model teacher. Her former students have recognized Miss T. in many ways as has Western Christian College. Lillian was predeceased by her parents Emil Torkelson and Hulda Le Grand, her stepfather Eddie Jacobson, her brother and sister-in-law Elvin and Emma Torkelson and their son Lyle, her sister and brother-in-law Eleanora and Joe Coldwell, by her brother-in-law Orville Storle and by two infant brothers. She is survived by her sister Clarice Storle of Weyburn and her family, Clarke Storle and his wife Diane Bashutski of Regina and their children Elena and Devin; Kristine Storle of Regina and her son Dylan; Janell Storle and her husband Larry Cooper of Winnipeg, MB; Orin Storle and his wife Kathy of Weyburn and their children Josh, Sara and Jesse; by nephew Bob Torkelson and his wife Bonnie of Fort Qu'Appelle and their sons Jeff (Fawn) and daughters Grace and Kaylan, Joel (Kim), and Ryan and his daughter Trinity; and by nephews Duane Coldwell and his wife Elsie of Gimli, MB and their sons Jeffery (Raquel) and daughters Kelsey and Makenna, and Robert (Kristal) and sons Nicholas, Lucas, and Thomas; Merle Coldwell and his wife Ellis of Winnipeg, MB; and Darold Coldwell of Gimli, MB; and niece Carole Robinson and John Kardashinski of Gimli, MB, and her sons Trevor (Jackie) and son Clay and Troy (Tracy) and children Alyssa, Kyle and Tyler. The funeral service was held at the Weyburn Church of Christ with Dan Wieb officiating and Lowell Peterson leading the singing. Clarke Storle, her nephew, read the eulogy. The pallbearers were her nephews Bob Torkelson, Duane Coldwell, Merle Coldwell, Darold Coldwell, Clarke Storle and Orin Storle. Interment was in the St. John's Cemetery, Beaubier.
TOURIGNY - Beatrice (nee St. Onge). It is with great sadness, that we announce the passing of our mother Beatrice on Saturday, July 4, 2009, at the age of 89 years. Predeceased by her parents Henri and Albia St. Onge; brothers, Arthur, Wilfred, Leo, David and Alphonse; sisters, Eva and Sister Natalie. She was predeceased by her husband Gilbert, October 25, 1966. Beatrice is survived by her daughters, Connie Sedgewick (Ron) and their son David; Irene Marno (Don) and children Randy, Carrie, Kevin and Barry; Joan Pontius (Donald) and children Teresa and Marcia; Betty Knupp (Glen) and children Rick and Todd; Donna Burton (Nik) and their daughter Aja; thirteen great-grandchildren; and three great-great-grandchildren. Beatrice was a loving and supportive mother to all her family and will be missed by all of us. Visitation for family and friends was held Tuesday, July 7, 2009 from 7:00 8:00 p.m. in Speers Funeral Chapel, 2136 College Avenue, Regina. Funeral Service was held on Wednesday, July 8, 2009 at 10:00 a.m. in Christ the King R.C. Church, 3239 Garnet Street, Regina. Interment was held at Hillcrest Cemetery, Weyburn.
TOWNE - Lloyd George Towne was born November 30, 1919 and passed away September 4, 2004, at Weyburn. Lloyd was predeceased by his wives Helen, Winifred and Verna. He is survived by sisters, Rosalie Sherrow and Doris Atter. Lloyd is also survived by his three sons Allen (Karen), LeRoy (Patricia) and Terry, Victoria, BC. Stepchildren, David (Virgina) Stockham, Weyburn, Kim Stockham, Patricia (Paul) Kusmire, Edmonton, AB and step-daughters Bonnie (Arvin) Snelling and Donalda (Bob) Johnston of Weyburn. Grandpa was very special to all his grandchildren, Greg (Trisha) Emily and Sarah Towne, Philadephia, PA; Scott Towne, Whistler, BC; Michelle (Eric) Hannah, Rachel, Katie and Andrew Vosler, Jacksonville, Florida; Melanie (Loxley) and Jayde Solomon, Cayman Islands; Mark (Crystal) Stockham, Weyburn; Michael (Jana) Bryn and Brett Stockham, Saskatoon. Brandy (Shane) and Reese Stockham; Shelley Stockham, Edmonton, AB; Krista (Darren) Wynne, Paul and Matthew Kusmire, Red Deer, AB; Rob (Shona) and McKenna Kusmire; Catherine Kusmire, Edmonton, AB; Trevor Strachan, Medicine Hat, AB; Tracy (Erin) Strachan, Broadview, Cheryl (Tom), Zachary and Braden Rudy, Weyburn. Rob (Karrie) Kerrston and Keiawna Johnston, Weyburn; Jill (Greg) and Kobe Kokoski, Melfort; and Brooke (Ryan) Charlton, Weyburn. Lloyd is also survived by numerous nieces and nephews. Lloyd came from a family of seven children, attended school and lived all his life in the Halbrite area. Lloyd was active with the 17th Field Regiment from 1939 to 1945. His career was with Massey Ferguson and co-owner of York Auto until his retirement in 1982. In retirement he enjoyed golf, travel, friendship, meetings at coffee row and great joy in spending time with his grandchildren. Lloyd was loved dearly by all his family for his warmth, compassion, smiles and hugs. We will miss him. The service was held on Wednesday, September 8, at Knox Presbyterian Church with Reverend John Ferrier officiating. Honorary pallbearers were the Royal Canadian Legion Branch 47; active pallbearers were Rob Johnston, Greg Kokoski, Ryan Charlton, Rob Kusmire, Mark Stockham and Gary Biliak. On behalf of the family the eulogy was given by Patricia Towne, Krista Kusmire, Jill Kokoski, Rob Johnston and Brooke Charlton. Interment followed at Green Acres Memorial Gardens in Weyburn.
TOWNE - Lorraine Audrey. On April 30, 2008 Lorraine Audrey Towne peacefully slipped away at Tatagwa View after waging a courageous battle with cancer. Lorraine was born on January 6, 1927 on her grandparents farm in the Midale district. Shortly after birth it was learned that she was visually impaired and after many unsuccessful operations inevitably she became blind. She accepted the fact that her life would be a challenge and embraced it. She attended the Ontario School for the Blind located at Brantford, ON. Lorraine travelled by train to the school in the early fall and remained for a full term each year. While at school she learned life skills and how to be independent in a sighted world. She also learned how to read and write in Braille. She lived in Halbrite most of her life until, upon her parent's passing she took the first step to live independently by taking an apartment at the Legion Towers in Weyburn. She lived there for 21 years. She joined the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints and was an active member and through this association she gained many friends whom she considered family. Through the help of volunteers, Home Care, and friends she was able to lead a happy and productive life. Her hobbies were listening to talking books and music, crocheting, studying her bible, and chatting on the phone with friends. The phone was very important to her as she used this to keep involved in her friends' and families' lives. Lorraine was very interested in her community and the greater world around her. She had a genuine interest in other people, which made her a great friend to many. She had a good ear and lots of time to listen. She was a fan of old-time radio and enjoyed listening to talk shows and soap operas. Because she liked to stay up until the early hours, she loved the radio talk show called 'Nightcaps'. Lorraine will be remembered for her exceptional organizational skills in both her personal and home life. Her personal appearance was of utmost importance to her and her apparel and accessories had to be co-ordinated. She was predeceased by her parents, Henry and Mabel Towne of Halbrite and brother Douglas Towne of Halbrite, brother-in-law, Douglas Lawson, Swift Current. She will be fondly remembered by her older sister, Arlyne (Mrs. Douglas Lawson) of Swift Current, and brother, Bryan Towne (Elizabeth Duncan) of Halbrite, niece, Tazma (Warren) Beach of Ernfold; and their children Dayton of Medicine Hat, AB, Brock of Oyen, AB and Palmer of Swift Current. Nephew, Brent (Nadia) Lawson, Highgate, ON and their children, Jordon, Calgary, AB, Kyle, Highgate, ON, Marlin, Brenheim, ON. A celebration of Lorraine's life will be held on Wednesday, May 7, at 2:00 p.m. at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, Weyburn. Mr. Andrew Svenson officiating. Interment followed at Green Acres Memorial Gardens, Weyburn. Honorary pallbearers are all who shared in Lorraine's life. Pallbearers are Warren Beach, Dayton Beach, Brock Beach, Palmer Beach, Dale Regnier and Paul Millar.
TOWNE - Verna Mae (nee Bladon). On Tuesday, December 28, 1999, Verna Mae Towne, late of Weyburn, passed away at the age of 79 years. Predeceased by her parents, James and Bessie Bladon; her sister, Opal Kennelly; one brother, Stan Bladon; and her first husband, Les McPhee. Verna is survived by her husband, Lloyd Towne of Weyburn; her daughters: Bonnie (Arvin) Snelling of Weyburn, and Donalda (Bob) Johnston of Weyburn; step-children: Allen (Karen) Towne, Leroy (Pat) Towne, Terry Towne, all of Victoria, BC; Dave (Virginia) Stockham of Weyburn; Kim Stockham of Stony Plain, AB; and Pat (Paul) Kusmire of Spruce Grove, AB; grandchildren: Trevor Strachan of Medicine Hat, AB; Cheryl (Tom) Rudy of Weyburn; and Tracey (Erin) Strachan of Broadview; Rob Johnston of Weyburn; Jill (Greg) Kokoski of Melfort; and Brooke Johnston of Weyburn; as well as two great grandchildren: Zachary and Braden, 11 step grandchildren; and a sister, Myrtle Dyson and her family of Winnipeg, MB. Verna Mae Towne was born September 21, 1920 at Dauphin, MB. She moved with her family to Regina as her father worked for the railroad, and she completed her high school at Balfour High in Regina. As a child, she enjoyed spending time at Clear Lake. In 1942 she was married to Les McPhee. They raised two daughters, Bonnie and Donalda. Les passed away May 1970, and in 1972 Verna married Lloyd Towne. Verna enjoyed dancing, playing bingo, and baking for her family. She also loved to spend time at her daughter's cottage at White Bear Lake. She was a Past Honored Royal Lady of the Royal Purple and a member of the Legion Ladies Auxiliary. A memorial service was held Saturday, January 8 at 2:00 p.m. from Knox Presbyterian Church, Weyburn, with Rev. John Ferrier officiating. Interment followed in Green Acres Memorial Gardens, Weyburn.
TRACEY - Thomas 'Tuck'. On Tuesday, August 21, 2001, Thomas 'Tuck' Tracey, late of Weyburn, passed away at the Weyburn General Hospital at the age of 76 years. Predeceased by his wife, Patricia; his parents, Thomas and Eva Tracey; two brothers: Gordon and Frank Tracey; one brother-in-law, Bazel Poole; infant niece, Arlarae Sears and a nephew, Cameron Tracey. Tuck is survived by four sisters: Evelyn (Robert) Sears of Saskatoon; Darlene (Richard) Bezugley of Regina; Charlotte (Peter) Ogloff of Pincher Creek, AB; and Donalda Poole of Weyburn; three brothers: Robert (Doreen) Tracey of Halbrite; Art Tracey and Jim Tracey, both of Edmonton, AB; as well as numerous nieces and nephews. Tuck was born December 23, 1924 at Estevan. He enjoyed farming with his father. He served in the army for three years, and was discharged in 1946. He continued farming, and did construction work and worked in the oil fields and at the distillery until his retirement. On April 17, 1976, Tuck married Patricia Hawton in Weyburn. Tuck enjoyed most sports, hockey, curling, baseball and football. He liked to get together with his family at special gatherings and visiting with his friends and family. He lived in his own home until 1997 when ill health required him to move into Crocus Plains Villa where he resided until his passing. A memorial service was held Friday, August 24 at 2:00 p.m. from Fletcher Funeral Chapel, Weyburn, with Pastor Mike Szabo officiating. Interment followed in Hillcrest Cemetery, Weyburn.
TRACHSEL - Stanley Louis. On Monday April 27, 2009 Stanley Louis Trachsel late of Regina and formerly of Lampman, then Weyburn passed away at the age of 97 years. Stanley was predeceased by his wife Calla (nee: Balkwill) Trachsel (196l), brother, Buster, sisters, Lily and Edith and granddaughter Sheila Trachsel. Stanley is survived by his sons Stanley Wayne (Lana); Robert Neil (Linda); Richard Roy (Raynell); Wesley Harold (Cathy); Gordon Elmond (Brenda) and Calvin Ross (Nova); Twenty five grandchildren and fifteen great grandchildren. Stan was born on the farm near Lampman, in 1911 and was educated at Weir Hill Country school. Stan was home during the depression and worked at various places in Saskatchewan and Manitoba. Stanley Louis Trachsel and Calla Winona Balkwill were married on March 27, 1940 in Browning. They lived on the farm until 1966 when the house on the farm burned down. They lived in Lampman until the new home they bought was moved to the farm where they lived until 1989. They then relocated to Weyburn where Calla passed away suddenly in 1996. After Calla passed away Stan spent the winters with his son Richard and his wife in Pilot Butte, until he move in with them in 2000. Stan and Calla were active members in the Alliance Church in Arcola, they loved to visit with their neighbors and have them over to the farm. Stan loved to go hunting with his sons, loved fishing and enjoyed reading and playing cards. Until Stan could not travel anymore he loved to go visit his sons Wayne and Harold in Saskatoon and his son Gordon in Tisdale. Stan believed that your word was your bond and that honesty was the only way to live your life and he and Calla passed those values onto their sons. His sons: Wayne lives in Martensville; Bob lives in Weyburn; Richard lives in Pilot Butte; Harold lives in Saskatoon; Gordon lives in Tisdale and Calvin lives in Rochester, AB. Funeral Services were held on Saturday, May 2nd, 2009 at 2:00 p.m. from Hastings-Dionne Funeral Home, Weyburn with Gordon Trachsel officiating. Interment followed in Green Acres Memorial Gardens, Weyburn. The Pallbearers were his sons and grandson, John, Wayne, Richard, Harold, Gordon and Calvin Trachsel.
TREMBLAY - Marcel Francis Tremblay, late of Weyburn passed away on Monday, January 30, 2006 at the age of 66 years. Marcel was predeceased by his father: Lawrence; his brother: George; and his sister: Jeanne. Marcel will be sadly missed and lovingly remembered by his wife of 46 years: Anita (nee Weinmaster) of Weyburn; sons: Roger of Saskatoon, Jeffrey of Edmonton, AB and Brent (Roberta) of Lake Stevens, WA; his mother and step-father: Nora and Roland Mongeon; nine grandchildren; brothers: Edgar of Vernon, BC, Victor of Weyburn and Maurice of Edmonton, AB; his sister: Joan of Dunseith, ND; as well as numerous aunts, uncles, cousins, nephews, nieces, relatives and friends. In honor of Marcel's request a Closed Family Graveside Service was held on Thursday, February 2, at 2:30 p.m. at Hillcrest Cemetery with Rev. John Ferrier Officiating. Interment followed at the Columbarium, Hillcrest Cemetery, Weyburn.
TREMBLAY - Vera Margaret (nee Sidloski) Tremblay passed away Thursday, April 25, 2002 at Weyburn at the age of 62 years. Funeral service was held at 10:00 a.m. Monday, April 29 from St. Vincent de Paul Roman Catholic Church, Weyburn, with Fr. Francis Hengen presider. Interment followed at Hillcrest Cemetery, Weyburn. Vera was predeceased by her paternal parents, Maria and Gabrielle Sidloski and later by her adoptive parents, Mary and Max Schultz, Bernard Schultz and Andrew Sidloski. And also one sister, Jenny Stewart (Cliff). Left to mourn her are her beloved husband Vic; two sons Mark of Saskatoon, and Blair of Olds, AB; two daughters, Gail (Herve Bellanger) of Red Deer, AB, along with their two children, Nate and Noelle; and Sandie (Dr. Steve Lee) of Edmonton, AB, along with their three children Erich, Maggie and Angie. Vera is survived by brothers Norbert (Dorothy) Schultz of Weyburn, Albert (Sylvia) Schultz of Leader, Alex (Theresa) Sidloski, John (Beatrice) Sidloski, Roy (Rita) Sidloski, all of Weyburn and sister Tory (Ron Metheral) also of Weyburn. As well as numerous nieces and nephews.
TREMMEL - Dorothy Jean (nee Phol) Tremmel passed away in Red Deer Regional Hospital, Red Deer, AB, on Tuesday, July 17, 2001 at the age of 73 years. Dorothy was born Feb. 3, 1928 near Weyburn, the fourth child of Max and Regina Pohl. She acquired her nursing skills in Weyburn. At the age of 22 she married Francis Edward Tremmel on Oct. 25, 1950 and moved to the farm south of Botha, AB. Together they farmed and raised six children. After the passing of Ed in 1976, Dorothy started to work at the Stettler Auxiliary Hospital, Stettler, AB. She worked there until 1993 when she retired and moved to Red Deer. Her retirement years were spent travelling, sewing, knitting, gardening baking and entertaining her grandchildren. Predeceased by her husband Ed Tremmel, brother Ervin Pohl and sister MaryAnn Bajcic; Dorothy is survived by her children, Glen (Debbie) Tremmel of Stettler, AB; Ken (Barb) Tremmel of Botha, AB; Shirley Noel (Ed Koreman) of St. Albert, AB; Donna (Ruben) Oselies of Millet, AB; Arlene (Len) Clark of St. Albert; and Dorita (Clarence) Couillard of Red Deer; 15 grandchildren, Lawrence and Curtis Tremmel, Dawn (Nathan) Sharkey, Sheri, Karen and Colton Tremmel, Rich Noel, Leanne, Melanie and Brenda Oselies, Brad and Lauren Clark and Justin, Jordan and Calvin Couillard; three brothers, Harold (Pauline), Hilarion (Judy) and Vernon (Faye) Pohl all of Weyburn; three sisters, Margaret (Hank) Latour of Victoria, BC; Phyllis (Phillip) Rumancik of Portage La Prairie, MB and Helen (Gilbert) Wallewein of Benson; brother-in-law Josip Bajcic of Weyburn; numerous nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends. Dorothy will be remembered as a most giving and caring person who was generous with both her time and her heart.
TRIPP - Kenneth Delbert Tripp, late of Weyburn, passed away on Thursday, December 29, 2005 at the age of 77 years. Ken was predeceased by his parents, Eldon and Ivy Tripp; one brother, Lawrence; three sisters, Hazel, Emma and Mabel. He leaves to mourn his wife of 57 years, Hazel Tripp of Weyburn; his children: Delores Frey (Brian), Weyburn, Delbert Tripp (Irene), Weyburn, Beverly Simpson (Jim), Carievale, Dewayne Tripp (Leona), Weyburn; ten grandchildren, 21 great grandchildren and cousins: Keith and Bernard Tripp. The Service of Remembrance for Kenneth Delbert Tripp was held on Tuesday, January 3, 2006 at 1:30 p.m. at RD Family Funeral Chapel, Weyburn, with Rev. John Ferrier officiating. Interment followed at Hillcrest Cemetery, Weyburn.
TRUDGEON - Louise (nee Watson) Trudgeon passed away peacefully at Souris Valley Extended Care Centre with her family present on December 3, 2000 at Weyburn, at the age of 85 years. Louise was born on a farm southeast of Weyburn on December 8, 1914 to Robert and Olive Watson. She attended Marmora School and graduated from the Weyburn Collegiate and the Weyburn Business College. On October 28, 1936, Louise married Gordon Trudgeon at Bowbells, North Dakota. They had two sons Keith and Neil and one daughter, Sharon. Louise was an avid gardener with a special interest in growing roses. She also enjoyed curling, golf, playing cards and baking buns. Louise was an active member of the Calvary Baptist Church, as well as being involved with the North Weyburn Homemakers, the Rebekah Lodge, the Agricultural Society and the Wheatland Senior Centre. She was a lifetime member of the Saskatchewan Ladies Curling Association, Weyburn Senior Ladies Curling Club and the Saskatchewan Women's Institute. Louise curled in two National Senior Ladies Curling Championships, as well as she received a 45 jewel from the Rebekah Lodge. A graveside service was held for Louise Trudgeon on Wednesday, December 6 from Green Acres Memorial Gardens, Weyburn, with Rev. Doug Loden officiating. She was predeceased by her parents, Robert and Olive Watson, her husband, Gordon Trudgeon; one sister, Ruth Mitchell; two brothers, Elwood Watson and Norman Watson. Louise is survived by two sons: Keith (Marlene) Trudgeon of Grenfell; Neil (Sharlene) Trudgeon of Weyburn; and one daughter, Sharon (Gordon) McLeod of Edmonton, AB; two sisters: Jean Roome of Weyburn; and Pearl Surring of Weyburn; grandchildren, great grandchildren, nieces and nephews. All in attendance were considered honorary pallbearers.
TRUMPOUR - Ruth Ellen (nee Peterson).On Wednesday April 10, 1996 Ruth Ellen Trumpour, late of Weyburn Sask, passed away at the age of 90 years. Predeceased by her husband Herman, her parents August and Frances Peterson; one brother Melvin, and sisters Stella, Blanche and Ione. Ruth is survived by her children: Orville (Malvina) Trumpour of Weyburn, Neil (Audrey) Trumpour of Weyburn; and Doreen Brown of Weyburn. ten grandchildren: Warren, Kelvin, Jeffrey, Charlotte, Twyla, Dawn, Desiree, Randy, Patricia, Sandra; twenty one great grandchildren as well as many neices and nephews. Ruth was born May 17, 1905 in Weyburn. She and Herman were married in 1931 by T.C. Douglas in the Calvary Baptist Church in Weyburn. They farmed in the rural area south of Weyburn until retiring from farming in 1952. Ruth did the baking for the Weyburn CO-OP for some years as well as baking for various banquets. She was always willing to pass on her cooking and baking secrets to anyone who wanted them. Ruth and Herman enjoyed playing cards from early years to old age. Ruth enjoyed gardening and growing flowers, especially violets, baking and cooking, knitting and crocheting, and playing cribbage until her eyesight failed. Herman passed away in 1982. Ruth moved to Heritage Place in 1985 and to Weyburn Special Care Home in 1994 where she resided until her passing. Funeral services were held Saturday, April 13, 1996 at 2:00 PM from Fletcher Funeral Chapel, Weyburn Sask... Interment in Green Acres Memorial Gardens... The active pallbearers were her grandsons: Warren Trumpour, Kevin Trumpour, Jeff Trumpour, Randy Bakalak, Jerrod Bakaluk, and Daryl Spencer.
TURNER - George Henry. On Wednesday, November 28, 2001, George Henry 'Hank' Turner, late of Weyburn, passed away at the Weyburn General Hospital at the age of 84 years. George was born September 16, 1917 in Woodrow and was the son of Jane and Arthur Turner. His loving wife Kay, predeceased Hank in 1991. His parents, Arthur and Jane, three brothers Alf, Lloyd, Ted and three sisters Hazel, Millie and Rose (in infancy), and one great grandson Jordan. Survived by his daughter Margaret Campbell (husband Blair) of Griffin, son George S. Turner (wife Jacquie) of Weyburn; five grandchildren: Rob Campbell of Calgary, AB, John Campbell of Weyburn, Janelle Campbell of Griffin, Troy (Krista, Britney) of Carlyle, and Sub Lieutenant Jay Thor Turner of Canadian Forces Base, Halifax, NS; brother Roy Turner (Dot) of Grande Prairie, AB; brother-in-law George Boynton of Bengough; brother-in-law Bob Scott of Midland, ON; sister-in-law Freda Turner of Brandon, MB; sister-in-law Helen of British Columbia and many nieces and nephews and a host of comrades and friends. Hank worked in his younger days at George Eisner's General Store, Woodrow. Hank joined South Sask. Regiment, March 29, 1940, serving overseas and was in the Dieppe Raid when injured; he was later discharged in August of 1945. He met his wife Kay through the Red Cross in Toronto, ON, and on September 1, 1945 they were married in Port McNicol, ON. Hank and Kay moved back west and in November of 1945 he started to work for Saskatchewan Hospital in Weyburn for nine years. In 1954 he rejoined the Canadian Armed Forces and was discharged in 1965. He worked as a postman for the Canadian Postal Service and since that time he was secretary manager of Weyburn Branch #47 Royal Canadian Legion until his retirement in 1982. Also served faithfully as secretary for SSR putting in unlimited hours for meetings and reunions. He lived his life for Veterans and Dependants, the Legion and Knox Presbyterian Church. He was an avid curler and dart player and always called bingo at Crocus Villa for the Legion 'to the old folks' Hank would say, although sometimes they were younger than he was. He instilled in his family the curling bug and went to many playdowns across the province in Legion and others. He enjoyed during his lifetime going farming every fall when possible to his sister's Millie and George Boynton at Bengough to help with harvest. He always wanted to farm. One adventure of unloading a load of barley made him cry for a time. He asked George his brother-in-law and he said, "Oh sorry Hank. I ran a skunk through the combine." Spring and fall found him going on many fishing trips. Whether it is flying in up north or just at our own Nickle Lake. Highlights of his life were his son and four grandsons who served in cadets, militia, regular forces and now serving which made him so proud because of his service to his country as a member of the SSR. He enjoyed going to fairs, watching his granddaughter win many, many awards with her cattle and 4-H and other events. A memorable time was when he took his son George back to Dieppe and Pourville where he was in action during the war in 1967 and 1992. He went back again in 1971 with his daughter Margaret. The government sponsored trip to Dieppe he also received in 1994. He asked to go again, booked, and was unable to attend due to health. Funeral service was held Saturday, December 1 at 2:00 p.m. from Knox Presbyterian Church, Weyburn, with Rev. John Ferrier officiating. Interment followed in Hillcrest Cemetery, Weyburn. Members of the S.S.R., Royal Canadian Legion Branch #47, Legion Ladies Auxiliary, and staff of Hilltop Manor attended. A Last Post Service was given by the Legion. Pallbearers were: Rob Campbell, John Campbell, Troy Turner, Jay Thor Turner, Bryant Boyton and Jessie Balkwell
TURNER - Sharon Joanne Turner (February 22, 1945 - September 29, 2007). On September 29, 2007, Sharon Turner passed away peacefully with her family by her side after a courageous battle with cancer. She was predeceased by her father, Don Turner and brother-in-law, Alex Miller. She is survived by her son, Aaron (Gerri) Fettes; grandchildren Jordan, Demi, Brandon, Mathew and Riley; mother, Elva Turner; sister, Shirley Miller; niece, Shelley (Keith) Hertes, their children, Logan, Kyle and Justin; nephew, Bruce (Shannon) Miller, their children, Nikole & Cody. Sharon Joanne Turner was born to Elva and Don Turner, and grew up on the farm. She attended school at Queen Elizabeth and Weyburn Collegiate Institute. She enrolled in the three year nursing program at the Regina General Hospital. When she graduated, she returned to the Weyburn Union Hospital to work. When Aaron was six months old, she moved to Regina and worked part time. When she returned to Weyburn, she worked at the doctor's office during the day and took correspondence classes at night resulting in her Bachelor of Science in Nursing Degree. Eight years ago, she accepted a position at Santa Maria Senior Citizen's Home in Regina. The funeral service was held Tuesday, October 3, at 2:00 p.m. from the Grace United Church, Weyburn, with Rev. Catharine Harper officiating. The Nurses who formed the Color Guard were: Carol Edmonds, Diane Burnham, Karen Goldie, Lynn Keating, Nancy Chapman, Joyce Rodine, Pinkie (Pauline) Spasoff, Marilyn Nagel and Sylvia Flischaker. The active pallbearers were: Harry Burnham, Wray Edmonds, Jeff Edmonds, Jason Edmonds, Denton Keating and Gerald Woloshyn. Interment took place in Hillcrest Cemetery, Weyburn. Sharon was a loving mother and grandmother. Her son and grandchildren were her life. She could not have given more time and love to them. The void she has left in their lives will never be filled. A loving daughter, sister and friend, who always put everyone before herself. Sharon, for the last 42 years, has been in the medical profession as a registered nurse and administrator. Currently she was the Director of Care at the Santa Maria Seniors Citizens Home. The family would like to thank her friends and colleagues for all the love and support, especially in the last few months. They would also like to thank all the staff on Unit 3B & Palliative Care for the exceptional care given.
TYTLANDSVIK - Beryl Noreen (nee Hudson) Tytlandsvik, late of Weyburn, passed away January 9, 2012 at the age of 71 years. Beryl was born the only child to George and Isobel Hudson, on September 14, 1940 in Weyburn. She was raised on the farm, North West of Weyburn. For many years Beryl worked at the Weyburn Special Care Home, until health problems caused her to be unable to work anymore. A lifelong resident of Weyburn, she was a longtime member and volunteer with the Weyburn Agricultural Society and a past member of the Weyburn Royal Purple. She loved animals, and enjoyed spending her time crocheting, knitting, working on puzzles and playing games with friends. Beryl loved visiting, and spent a lot of her time in later years playing cribbage, tile rummy or Bingo with her friends at Legion Towers and the Wheatland Seniors Center. When the weather was good it was never a surprise to see her out and about the town on her scooter. Beryl truly enjoyed every moment she had with her grand kids, one of the greatest blessings in her life was to be able to watch them grow up. Beryl was predeceased by her parents, George and Isobel Hudson; and her husband, Chester. She will be lovingly remembered by her daughter, Jody Tytlandsvik of Weyburn; two grandchildren, Jesse and Jennifer Cooper; her aunt, Sheila (John) Dies of Estevan; as well as numerous cousins. A graveside service was held Monday, January 16 at 1:30 PM from Green Acres Memorial Gardens, Weyburn with Reverend John Ferrier officiating.