UHRICH - August Ernest Uhrich was born at Kipling on August 8, 1917, the fifth of six children born to Jacob and Amalia (Zepick) Uhrich. August attended both Edenland and Hollington Schools completing the seventh grade. Following his formal schooling August farmed with his father at Kipling. On November 2, 1941 August married Anna Barbara Keller, daughter of Alfred and Whilhelmina. August and Anna raised two sons, Kenneth August and Bevin Allan, on the family farm. August farmed with his father until the early 1950's when Jacob and Amalia retired and moved into Kipling. August continued farming raising grain, cattle and hogs until 1982 when he and Anna retired and moved into Weyburn. Over the years August traveled to Kipling to upkeep the family farm which he had rented out. In 2001 the home quarter was sold with the remaining farmland staying in the Uhrich family. Like his brothers, August was a self-taught carpenter. Over the years he mastered many fine wood projects such as desks, cabinets and glider swings. In his retirement August built smaller projects such as bird houses and intricate wooden flowers. August was also a self-taught electrician learning this trade from a book he purchased. In 1953 when electricity came to the Kipling area August wired many of his neighbour's houses. August had wired his family home previous to 1953 utilizing electricity from a battery power source. August's assistant when wiring houses was his then seven year old son. Ken was sent up into the attics to catch the wires as August fished them up through the walls. August was also a lineman for the telephone company for many years. When the lines went down August was called to do the repair work in his neighbourhood. Over the years August also lent his administrative skills by completing income tax forms for many of his friends and neighbours. August gave back to his community by canvassing for the Red Cross and the Canadian Cancer Society and he served on the board of directors of Christ Lutheran Church in Kipling. August enjoyed people and had many friends in both Kipling and Weyburn. He was interested in what everyone was doing and never had a bad word for or about anyone. August was also a great historian remembering dates, names and places. He enjoyed sharing stories about his childhood farming, his family, and other topics of interest. August especially loved being a grandfather and great grandfather. He was proud of the accomplishments of all his family members and would share stories with anyone who would listen. August was predeceased by his parents Jacob and Amalia, his brother Dan (Katie) Uhrich of Golden, BC, his sisters and brothers-in-law Emma and Gus Hirsekorn of Kipling and Anna and William Keller of Cabri, and his brother-in-law Ted Polzen of Regina. August is lovingly remembered by his wife Anna of Weyburn, sons Kenneth (Sharon) of Airdrie, AB, and Bevin (Judy) of Cochrane, AB; three granddaughters Andrea (Russell) Hamm and daughter Taylor of Airdrie, AB; Dana (Christian) Baisch and son Zachary of Calgary, AB, and Brandy (Nelson) Goncalves and sons Ethan and Dominic of Calgary, AB. August is survived by his sister Elsie (Ted) Polzen of Kamsack, his brother and sister-in-law Walter and Mattay Uhrich of Regina; his sister-in-law Katie Uhrich of Golden, BC and a special niece Eleanor (John) Rapp of Kipling. August passed away at the age of 85 years on September 14, 2002. He was laid to rest at Edenland Cemetery at Kipling following a service at Christ Lutheran Church. Rev. Carlton Larsen officiated at the service.
ULLEDAL - Effie Levina (nee Operude). On Tuesday, March 7, 2000, Effie Levina Ulledal, late of Midale, passed away at St. Joseph's Hospital in Estevan, at the age of 87 years. Predeceased by her parents, Carl and Josephine Operude; her husband, Edward Ulledal and ten brothers and sisters. Effie is survived by her two sons: Don Ulledal of Midale, and Craig (Betty) Ulledal of Arizona, USA; seven granchildren and 13 great grandchildren; as well as numerous nieces and nephews. Effie was born March 3, 1913 at Stady, North Dakota, USA. She attended Lincoln Valley and then Ambrose school. She married Edward Ulledal at Estevan in 1932 and then moved to Canada in 1933. They traveled north to the Meadow Lake district and then moved to the farm in 1945 at Torquay where they farmed for several years. Effie moved to Weyburn in the 1950's and worked at the Saskatchewan Hospital. She retired in 1978 and continued to make her home in Weyburn and then later in Midale. Funeral service was held Monday, March 13 at 1:00 p.m. from Fletcher Funeral Chapel, Weyburn, with Pastor Ron Bestvater officiating. Interment followed in Ambrose Cemetery, Ambrose, North Dakota.
ULMER - Janet Marie (nee Wendel). On Friday, August 20, 2010, Janet Marie Ulmer passed away suddenly at the Weyburn General Hospital at the age of 62 years. Janet was predeceased by her parents, Matthew and Mary Wendel and mother and father-in-law, Phillip and Barbara Ulmer. She will be lovingly remembered by her husband, Elroy Ulmer of Weyburn and their family, four children: Crystal (Mark) Stockham of Weyburn; Candace (Dan) Kopec of Weyburn, and their sons, Cooper and Sawyer; Kelly Ulmer of Weyburn, and Kyla (Beau Corps) Ulmer of Calgary, AB; four sisters: Sylvia Ruecker, Betty Kittler, Diane (Bob) Hoedel and Esther (Calvin) Schlamp and one brother, Dave (Sheri) Wendel; a sister-in-law, Fern (Paul) Ruecker; as well as numerous nieces, nephews, relatives and friends. Janet was born June 4, 1948 in Neudorf, SK, one of five girls and one boy born to Matthew and Mary Wendel. The family lived in Neudorf where she attended elementary and high school, then took an office manager course. While in high school, Janet was on the track and field team. She was once told by a teacher that she was rebellious but she always had faith. A typical date in Neudorf was going for a walk and then getting chips and a coke at the restaurant. She was confirmed at the Lutheran Church in Neudorf, where on December 21, 1968, Janet married Elroy Ulmer. They lived in Sudbury, Ontario for a few years before coming to Weyburn, where they settled and raised their four children. Janet always helped at school events when needed and was a part of the Weyburn Figure Skating Club in the 80’s and 90’s. She joined the Kinettes in the 1970’s and belonged to the Weyburn Curling Club. She also was a Sunday school teacher at Zion Lutheran church in the 80’s. Janet worked alongside her husband as a pharmacy technician from 1997 to 2008. Janet had several hobbies. She liked sewing clothes for the kids and making matching outfits for the girls’ dolls. She also made many skating outfits and enjoyed knitting, crocheting and needle point. She kept fit by curling, running, going to the gym and motor-biking. Janet loved to travel, especially a yearly trip to Mexico and recently made a trip to Europe. She loved spending time with her grandchildren and took them on a trip to Disneyland along with Elroy. She also loved spending time at the lake, especially around the campfire at night. She loved people and wanted everyone to always be happy. Janet’s greatest love was her family and she would do anything for them. They all will miss her dearly. Funeral service was held Wednesday, August 25, at 2:00 p.m. from Zion Lutheran Church, Weyburn, with Rev. Martin Olson officiating. A tribute to their mother was given by Candace on behalf the family. Interment followed in Hillcrest Cemetery, Weyburn. The pallbearers were: Mark Schlamp, Grant Schlamp, Scott Ruecker, Bob Milligan, Stan Runne and Bob Kinash.
ULRICH - Sven Ulrich passed away on July 19, 2001 at the Weyburn Special Care Home. Sven was born in Tollose, Denmark on July 28, 1908, served in the Danish calvary in the 1920's and emigrated to Canada in 1930. As a homesteader in the Peace River Valley, he was truly a Canadian pioneer. He was a member of the Weyburn Church of Christ and a long time supporter of the Saskatchewan New Democrat Party. Sven will be greatly missed by his five sons, one daughter, 26 grandchildren, and many great grandchildren, nieces, nephews and friends in Canada, Denmark and the United States. The family is especially grateful for the daily companionship of Sven's special friend Velda Coulter, and also extends their thanks to the staff at the Weyburn Special Care Home for their care in the past year.
UNILOWSKY - Frances Margaret (nee Nagel). On Saturday, August 14, 1999, Frances Margaret Unilowsky, late of Weyburn, passed away at the Weyburn General Hospital at the age of 78 years. Predeceased by her parents, Carl and Eugenia Nagel; her husband, Colonel; brother Edward and one daughter, Beverly Roy. Frances will be lovingly remembered by her family: two daughters: Carol Van De Sype of Radville and Debbie Barlow (Roger) of Fruitvale, BC; seven grandchildren: Terry Brothen (Lorna) of Shaunavon; Kristine Coghill (Royce) of Weyburn; Sheryl Janzen (Darryl) of Tisdale; Jason Roy (Chrissy) of Weyburn; Sara Barlow of Calgary; Christopher Barlow (Jodie) of Grand Cache; and Tamara Roy of Weyburn; eight great grandchildren; five sisters and three brothers; as well as many nieces and nephews. Frances was born July 1, 1921 in Spring Valley, where she was raised and educated. She then took Home Ec. in Claybank. She came from a large family, with five sisters and four brothers. In April, 1944 she married Colonel Unilowsky. They lived in Trail, BC for eight years before settling in Weyburn. Frances was employed with the Eaton's Company for many years until retiring in 1986, where upon she took a career as a bingo player. She also enjoyed playing cribbage, cards and going downtown for coffee with friends and became a professional gadabout. She was a member of St. Vincent de Paul and of St. Mary's Altar Society, and would set up for mass at Bison Manor. She canvassed for the Canadian Cancer Society, Diabetes Association and the Heart and Stroke Foundation. She organized many activities within Bison Manor and enjoyed living there very much. Prayers were said at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, August 17 from St. Vincent de Paul Roman Catholic Church. The funeral mass was held Wednesday, August 18 at 10:30 a.m. from St. Vincent de Paul Roman Catholic Church, Weyburn, with Father Frances Hengen Celebrant. All those in attendance were considered to be honorary pallbearers. The active pallbearers were: Gerald Nagel, Carl Nagel, Fred Nagel, Jeff Thurston, Jason Roy and Roger Barlow. Cremation with interment followed on Friday, August 20 in Hillcrest Cemetery, Weyburn.
UHRICH - Anna Barbara (nee Keller) November 11,1921 - April 30,2011. On Saturday, April 30, 2011, Anna Barbara Uhrich passed away in Weyburn, Sask. at the age of 89 years. Anna was the youngest of five children. Anna married August Uhrich November 2, 1941 farming in the Edenland District until retiring to Weyburn, Sask. in 1982 where she resided until her passing in April. She was predeceased by husband August in 2002, her parents Alfred and Wilhemina Keller, sisters Margaret Korfman and Mary Johnson, brothers Philip Keller and Henry Keller. Anna is survived by her sons Kenneth (Sharon) Uhrich of Airdrie, AB and Bevin (Judy) Uhrich of Calgary, AB, granddaughters Andrea (Russell) Hamm, Dana (Christian) Baisch and Brandy (Nelson) Goncalves, and great-grandchildren Taylor and Elliot Hamm, Zachary and Seth Baisch, and Ethan and Dominic Goncalves. A graveside service and interment of cremated remains will be held in the Edenland Cemetery, North East Kipling, Saskatchewan on Saturday, October 8, 2011 at 10:00 am with Pastor Neil Kemp officiating. A luncheon and fellowship will follow in the Christ Lutheran Church in Kipling.
URSU - John. On Tuesday, March 2, 2010, John Ursu passed away at the Weyburn General Hospital at the age of 75 years. John was predeceased by his parents, Nick and Mary Ursu and a grandson, Jeffrey. He will be lovingly remembered by his wife of 51 years, Janice Ursu of Weyburn; and their family; four children: Larry (Marla) Ursu of Weyburn, and Maria (Cory) and Steven; Marie (Randy) Verhaeghe of Weyburn, and Andre (Rosanne) and Elizabeth and Olivia, Marliss Gilchrist and Sienna; Lisa (Darcy) Schenher of Weyburn, and Jared Forsyth and Nicholas (Marissa), Jesse Forsyth and Savannah; David (Crystal Ursu of Weyburn, and Nicole and Julie; one brother, Jacob (Carolyn) Ursu of Moose Jaw; his sister-in-law, Joyce Nielson of Weyburn, and many nieces and nephews. John Ursu was born April 24, 1934 at Wheatstone. He lived with his family in Kayville until the age of 12, then moved to Ormiston, where he took his schooling. He worked at Ormiston Mining and Smelting for 43 years from the age of 18 to 61 years old and farmed in the Ormiston area until retiring to Weyburn. John married Janice Valness on June 14, 1958 and together they raised their family. In 2008 they celebrated their 50th Wedding Anniversary. John was a member of the Ormiston Lutheran Church. He loved playing the piano and accordion and enjoyed nature and maintaining his yard. John also enjoyed being active with sports, playing baseball, hockey, curling, fishing, and wrestling. He won the Provincial Middle Weight Wrestling Championship in 1953. He lived in the Ormiston area for 49 years and in Weyburn for 14 years. John's main interest was his family, and he will be dearly missed by all he loved. Funeral services were held Friday, March 5, 2010 at 1:00 p.m. from Zion Lutheran Church, Weyburn, with Father Spiridon Vandoros officiating. Interment followed in Hillcrest Cemetery, Weyburn. The Active Pallbearers were: Darcy Schenher, Jared Forsyth, Jesse Forsyth, Randy Verhaeghe, Andre Verhaeghe and Steven Ursu. The Honorary Pallbearers were: Marliss Gilchrist, Maria Ursu, Julie Ursu, Nicole Ursu, Nicholas Forsyth, Sienna Gilchrist, Elizabeth Verhaeghe, Olivia Verhaeghe and Savannah Forsyth.
VAN De WEYER - Petrus Jan (Peter John) Van De Weyer, of Weyburn passed away December 16th, 2009 at Tatagwa View Long Term Care Facility, Weyburn at the age of 89 years. Peter was predeceased by his parents, Henrikus and Hanna Van De Weyer; sons, Bernard and Anthony; daughter, Mary; three grandchildren; brothers, Leo, Harrie and Frans and sisters, Maria Catherina and Sister Gemma (Johanna). He leaves to mourn, his loving wife of 62 years, Johanna and their family, nine children: Ann Scott (Don) of Weyburn, Rietta Van De Weyer (David) of Vancouver, BC, Frank (Doreen) Van De Weyer of Halbrite, Peter (Wendy) Van De Weyer of Jaffrey, BC, Elizabeth (David) James of Asquith, Teresa (Mark) Balon of Regina. Paula (Shawn) Murphy of Vancouver, BC, Tony (Leanne) Van De Weyer of Weyburn and Judith (Larry) Packet of Davidson; nineteen grandchildren and eleven great grandchildren. Peter was born August 24th, 1920 in Venray, the Netherlands. He was one of eleven children born to a farming family. He loved horses and was part of a show jumping team as well as receiving his agriculture certificate in 1938. He also was a member of the Military for a brief time as a private in 1940, as he lived in the Netherlands during the German occupation during World War II. Peter immigrated to Canada in 1948 with his bride of three weeks, Johanna Van Den Berg. He worked as a farm labourer in Beinfait for one year, then they moved to Lampman where he worked as a farm labourer for three years, and finally purchased land near Halbrite in 1952. They retired to Weyburn in 1984. He was a member of the Knights of Columbus. He enjoyed coffee row and conversations regarding farming, cattle and horses. Peter was proud of his 19 grandchildren and 11 great grandchildren. He cherished his time with them and they will all miss him dearly. A deep appreciation is extended to Dr. Phillip Fong, Dr. K.C. Roy and the staff of the Weyburn General Hospital and Tatagwa View House 2. Peter enjoyed the many staff who shared his sense of humour. Thank you to his close friends and neighbours who lent their helping hands and prayers the past few years. The funeral mass was held Monday, December 28th, 2009 at 10:30 a.m. from St. Vincent de Paul Roman Catholic Church, Weyburn with Father Gerry Bauche officiating. Interment followed at Halbrite Cemetery, Halbrite. The Pallbearers were: Bill Bellamy, Eric Packet, Arthur MacKay, Shawn Murphy, David James and Ryan Lariviere.
VAN DUSEN - Engsie Irene (nee Knauer) Van Dusen late of Weyburn, passed away peacefully on March 27, 2013 at the age of 89 years. Engsie is predeceased by her husband of 69 years, Howard Van Dusen, parents Gustav and Emilie Knauer, sister and brother-in-law, Freda and Alvin Opperman, brother James Knauer, grandson Kirby Schweitzer, and son-in-law Warren Schweitzer. Egnsie will be loving remembered by her children Barry Van Dusen of Comox, BC, Sandi Schweitzer of Weyburn, Alan (Bev) Van Dusen of Weyburn, Susan (Ken) Kot of Cedoux; grandchildren Steve (Arlene) Van Dusen, Deborah Van Dusen, Corey (Faye) Schweitzer. Wade Van Dusen, Ken (Sarah) Kot, Kelly (Paula) Kot, Sarah Dawn Kot (Brian) and her great grandchildren Damian, Casey, Hunter, Raundee, Ken, Michael, Brittany, Madaline, Ethan, Natalie and Nolan as well as many nieces, nephews, relatives and friends. Engsie Knauer was born and raised in Bruno, SK. While working at the Weyburn Mental Heath Hospital she met her future husband Howard Van Dusen. They were married December 2, 1943 and had four children Barry, Sandi, Alan and Susan. When they were first married Engsie worked at home as a professional seamstress, turning out many beautiful dresses including wedding gowns (Sandi’s and Susan’s included). After her children were all in school she went to work at Woolworths and Weirs Travel. Engsie started a vending machine business and was seen traveling around in her own little flower car to stock up her machines. For many years she was the secretary/treasurer for the Weyburn and District United Appeal. Engsie was a lifetime member as well as a charter member of the Weyburn Royal Purple. Howard and Engsie owned and operated the Circle 6 Motel, Kasteel Van Dusen apartment building and Sangster’s Health Foods store. Engsie and Howard spent many years wintering in California where she enjoyed the warm weather and her fruit trees. They spent the last few years residing at the Parkway Lodge in Weyburn, where they were well looked after. A Funeral Service was held on Wednesday, April 3, at 2:00 p.m. from the Zion Lutheran Church, Weyburn, with Marj McLeod CLA officiating. Interment followed in Green Acres Memorial Gardens, Weyburn. Pallbearers were: Steven Van Dusen, Deborah Van Dusen, Ken D. Kot, Ken B. Kot, Kelly Kot, Michael Kot, Sarah D. Kot and Corey Schweitzer.
VAN DUSEN - Howard Hill Van Dusen, born May 24, 1926 passed away peacefully on Monday, March 11, 2013 at the age of 86 years. Howard was born in Melaval to Sylvester and Eva Van Dusen. As a young man Howard moved to Regina in 1937 and moved again in 1942 to Weyburn. He worked for the auto wrecker in the summer and drove taxi in the winter. On December 2, 1943 he married Engsie Knauer and they began their life together. In 1943 Howard started working full time for Irwin "AutoParts". He would travel for the company from 1946 until 1959 when he became a manager. In 1963 he started "Auto and Machine Ltd" with his partner, Jack Pearson. This business was sold in 1978 and Howard continued to work for the new owners over the next three years. He later joined Miles Agencies, selling real estate until his retirement in 1999. Howard was active in the community in many areas. He was the Director of Weyburn Minor Ball for five years, worked with Buffalo District Boy Scouts for seven years, served as the Exalted Ruler of Weyburn Elks Lodge in 1971, served as President of Weyburn Chamber of Commerce and as an alderman for the City of Weyburn. He was a member of Zion Lutheran Church and held a position of Finance Chairman on the Zion Lutheran Building Program. Howard is predeceased by his parents, Sylvester and Eva Van Dusen; grandson, Kirby Schweitzer and son-in-law, Warren Schweitzer; brothers and sisters, Florence, Laura, Roy, Edith and Darl. Howard will be lovingly remembered by his wife of 69 years, Engsie Van Dusen of Weyburn; children, Barry Van Dusen of Comox, BC, Sandi Schweitzer of Weyburn, Allan (Bev) Van Dusen of Weyburn, Susan (Ken) Kot of Cedoux; grandchildren, Steven and Deborah Van Dusen, Corey (Faye) Schweitzer, Wade Van Dusen, Ken (Sarah Beth) Kot, Kelly (Paula) Kot and Sarah Dawn Kot; great grandchildren, Damian, Casey, Hunter, Raundee, Ken, Michael, Brittany, Madaline, Ethan, Natalie and Nolan as well as many nieces, nephews, relatives and friends. Visitation took place on Friday, March 15 from 7:00 to 9:00 PM at Fletcher Funeral Chapel, Weyburn. A funeral service was held on Saturday, March 16 at 2:00 PM from Zion Lutheran Church, Weyburn with Marjorie McLeod CLA officiating. Interment took place at Green Acres Memorial Gardens. Pallbearers were Steven Van Dusen, Deborah Van Dusen, Ken D. Kot, Ken B. Kot, Kelly Kot, Michael Kot, Sarah D. Kot and Corey Schweitzer.
VAN ROON - Margje "Mar". God peacefully called Mar home on November 27, 2012. Even though the family was deeply saddened, this was something Mar has looked forward to. She could finally meet Jesus and be reunited with her husband, son, family and friends gone before. Mar was born in Reewyk, Holland on Jan 11, 1919. She had five brothers and four sisters who all resided in Holland. She met Cor at a bicycle parking lot and Cor immediately went head over heals for her. He was bound and determined that she was going to be the one that he would marry. Sure enough, that was exactly what happened. Cor and Mar were married on January 5, 1940. It didn’t take long and soon Leo their first son arrived. Then, the war broke out and Cor was called away. This meant Mar was pretty much a single parent for a few years. Upon Cor’s arrival back home safe and sound, shortly thereafter, they were blessed with three more children within a very short time — William, John and Jannette. Cor and Mar heard that there were many opportunities to be had in Canada. In 1953, they made the very hard decision to both leave all their family behind and move to Canada. Imagine, neither one knowing a word of English, had absolutely no idea what the country was like, where they would live, or what would be in store for them when they got there. They just heard that it would be a great place to live. Mar was a very dedicated wife and mother. She was an "at home" mom believing that was where she needed to be. She loved being at home and being there for Cor and the kids. Five years after moving to Canada, there was another big change in her life. Jerry arrived. This made baby number five. As much as they both loved Canada, they truly missed their homeland. They decided they would return to Holland for a visit. Of course this required a lot of funds to be able to take a vacation with five kids. So Mar decided she would help raise money for their trip by going out and cleaning houses for people as this is what she was super at. She was an immaculate housekeeper. You never found a spot of dust anywhere! Along with her housekeeping talents, she was also a great cook and baker. We all know Mar for her very famous "flat cookies". Many people have tried to make these but somehow just haven’t mastered it. However, her daughter has, so if you want a taste of Mar’s famous cookies, give Jannette a visit. There was never a time you went to Mar’s for coffee when there wasn’t baking in the house. She also enjoyed going camping, but not fishing so much. She always felt sorry for the fish getting a hook in his mouth. Mar’s greatest courage came out in 1980 when she lost her very dear husband of 40 years. Mar and Cor did everything together and their motto was, "If we both can’t go, neither one of us will go". Cor had always done the driving, so this meant Mar either had to walk a lot, or try for her licence. Poor Mar had to do many practice tests that Jannette created for her but with great determination she completed them. Low and behold, when she wrote her written test at the age of 62, she passed with flying colors! Mar absolutely loved kids! She could not pass a child without saying "give me five"! She babysat in her home for many years. She spent many hours with her granddaughter, Angela, when she was so sick for a couple of years. She would rock Angela for hours. She had a rocking lawn chair that she used and it would continously move as she was rocking her. She would start in the kitchen and end up in the living room making sure Ang would sleep. Sometimes she would have to restart back in the kitchen and do the process all over again. “G o ockey ockey now” were some of Angels’s first words. This was a special time for the two of them. Mar was an avid bowler and received many trophies through her bowling career. She also loved playing games. She would always say, "Let’s play something". One of her last enjoyments were the shuffleboard tournaments at Legion Towers. She looked forward to those so much. Mar was very family orientated. She loved it when all of her family would come together for special events and have all her children, grandchildren and great grandchildren celebrating together. She also looked forward to having coffee with Will and Jannette every morning. If they had to miss a morning, it was very disappointing to her. It was only coffee, for which she only had a half a cup, but to her it meant the world. They would always hassle her about leaving her spoon in the cup while drinking, as they kept telling her that one day she would poke her eye out, but you know what, she never did! Church was a very important part of Mar’s life. She loved the Lord with all her heart. She taught Sunday School for many many years. All the kids absolutely adored Mar and wanted her as their teacher. It might have helped knowing there were always treats for the kids at the end of every class. She sat on the church board, sang with the church choir, and on occasion would treat the congregation with her harmonica talents. Mar, along with Thea Hall and Beth Gurajadowski formed the well known harmonica group known as "The Windmills". During her last few months at the Weyburn Nursing Home, she would treat the staff with her yodelling. Whenever Mar felt she didn’t know how to answer, she would respond with a yodel. The staff would often ask her, “Yodel for us Mar.” Mar was predeceased by Cor, her loving husband of 40 years, in 1980. She also lost her oldest son, Leo in 1990 and her daughter-in-law, Alice in 2010. Mar lost four brothers and three sisters who resided in Holland. She will be sadly missed by her sons, William (Sharon), John (Betty) and Jerry (Connie) and her daughter, Jannette (Gord) Tonn; 11 grandchildren, 12 great grandchildren; a brother and sister both residing in Holland as well as many friends. A Celebration of Life was held at 10:00 am on December 3 at Fletcher Funeral Chapel. Thanks to Pastor Dennis Hall and Randy Harriman for officiating, pianist Diane Greening, special song by Jeff Greening and to the pallbearers, Michael Drygas, Darcy Tonn, Cory Van Roon, Jeremy Van Roon, Pat Frericks and Jeff Greening. Interment was at Green Acres Memorial Gardens. Donations may be made in memory of Mar to a charity of donor’s choice. Thank you to Fletcher Funeral Chapels for their excellent service and to Captain’s Hall for providing lunch. Our family thanks everyone for their visits, cards, phone calls, food, flowers, and most of all, your prayers and support to us. The family would also like to thank Dr. Fong and the staff at the Weyburn Special Care Home for their excellent 24/7 care while Mar resided there.
VANDENRIESSCHE - Audrey Monica (nee Boulton). On November 26, 2009, Audrey, late of Moosomin passed away at the Southeast Integrated Care Centre at the age of 87. She was predeceased by her husband, George; parents, Frederick and Constance Boulton; sister Constance and two brothers, Archie and Charlie. Audrey is survived by three children: Joanne (Doug) Kerr of Moosomin; Beverley (Carl) McDiarmid of Orleans, ON; and Gordon (Kim) Vandendriessche of Comox, BC; eight grandchildren, seven great grandchildren and one brother Frederick Boulton of Nottingham, England. Audrey was born on November 22, 1922 in Moosomin, graduating from Moosomin Collegiate Institute in 1940. She married George Vandendriessche on July 17, 1947 in Moosomin. Following the wedding, they lived on a farm near Weyburn before moving into the town in the fall of 1968. Audrey moved back to Moosomin in December 2007. Audrey joined the Armed Forces in August of 1942, where she was a pay clerk in Regina. She was discharged as a sergeant from the army in July of 1946. A memorial service from GR Carscadden Funeral Chapel, Moosomin was held on Thursday, December 3 at 10:00 am with Morris Schuster officiating; followed by a Graveside Service at Green Acres Memorial Gardens, Weyburn with Father Gerry Bauche officiating
VANDENRIESSCHE - George Joseph. On July 12, 1999, George Joseph Vandendriessche, late of Weyburn, Sask. passed away at the Weyburn General Hospital at the age of 84 years. Predeceased by his parents, Joseph and Corinne Vandendriessche; two sisters: Bertha and Anne; and one brother, Francis. George is survived by his loving wife, Audrey of Weyburn; three children: Joanne (Doug) Kerr of Moosomin; Beverley (Carl) McDiarmid of Orleans, ON; and Gordon (Kim) Vandendriessche of Courtenay, BC; nine grandchildren, three great grandchildren; two brothers: Fr. Art Vandendriessche of Regina; and Ron (Sue) Vandendriessche of Gloucester, ON; three sisters: Theresa Sklarchuk of Regina; Clara (Tony) Kot of Weyburn and Olive (Jim) McAllister of Ottawa, ON; and many nieces and nephews. George was born January 19, 1915 on his grandfather's homestead, two miles east of Weyburn. He was one of the original students to attend Haig School that opened in 1920, then Assiniboia School in 1927 and the Weyburn Collegiate Institute, graduating in 1932. He married Audrey Boulton on July 17, 1947 in Moosomin. He lived his whole life on the farm near Weyburn before moving to town in the fall of 1968. George joined the Armed Forces in December of 1942 where he was assigned to the Pay Corps in Regina as a sargeant. He was discharged from the Army in April of 1946. George was recognized for his long time involvement in the Royal Canadian Legion Branch #47, Weyburn, where he acted as president twice and zone commander from 1974 to 1983. He received the Meritorious Service Medal with Oak Leaf for outstanding devotion to the aims and objects of the Royal Canadian Legion. He also devoted over 50 years of faithful service to the Knights of Columbus where he held many positions including Grand Knight. He received a certificate of recognition from the City of Weyburn for the clean up committee, Canada week committee and recreation board, Community Service award for 11 years from the United Way Communithon, Certificate of Distinction from the Terry Fox Canadian Youth Centre, Certificate of Honour from the Council for Canadian Unity, Certificate of Appreciation from National Museums of Canada for the Discovery Train, and Years of Service with Weyburn and Area Home Care. One of his main interests was gardening, and he received two Horticultural Society Awards in 1988 and 1991. Other hobbies and interests pursued in retirement were curling and golf, and he was an avid follower of the Toronto Blue Jays. Prayers were said at 7:00 p.m. on Thursday, July 15 from St. Vincent de Paul Roman Catholic Church, Weyburn. The funeral mass was held Friday, July 16 at 2:00 p.m. from St. Vincent de paul Roman Catholic Church with Father Francis Hengen celebrant and Father Art Vandendriessche concelebrant. Interment followed in Green Acres Memorial Gardens, Weyburn. Members of the Royal Canadian Legion and the Knights of Columbus 3rd degree, formed an honor guard. The active pallbearers were: Morgan Kerr, Dallas Kerr, Kent McDiarmid, Chad McDiarmid, Geoff McDiarmid and Jeff Greening. The Royal Canadian Legion Last Post Service was also held.
VATAMANIUCK - William 'Bill'. On Monday, March 12, 2001, William 'Bill' Vatamaniuck, late of Weyburn, passed away suddenly at the age of 77 years. Predeceased by his parents, Ignat and Helen Vatamaniuck. Bill will be lovingly remembered and sadly missed by his loving wife, Mildred (Dolly) of Weyburn; and their five sons: Donald (Gladys) of Estevan; Murray (Cathy) of Vernon, BC; Calvin (Pauline) of Morris, MB; Timothy (Marilyn) of Stony Plain, AB; and Kelly (Edie) of Regina; his brothers and sisters: Gus (Wilma) Vatamaniuck of La Fleche, SK; Marge Radu of Saskatoon; Kaye (Maurice) Dandurand of Saskatoon; Dan (Jean) Vatamaniuck of Weyburn; George (Jean Barsi) Vatamaniuck of Kelowna, BC; and Steven (Judy) Vatamaniuck of Port Albernie, BC; four sisters-in-law: Esther Rodine of Weyburn; Alma Chessal of Weyburn; Hazel Innes of Regina; and Ronaye Valecourt of Maple Ridge, BC; 15 grandchildren and four great grandchildren; as well as numerous nieces and nephews. Bill was born September 1, 1923 at Melaval District, SK, the second of seven children born to Ignat and Helen Vatamaniuck. He graduated from grade 10 in Melaval and farmed in the Hume district from 1947 to 1955, then worked as a psychiatric aide at the Saskatchewan Hospital from 1955 to 1957. He completed police training with the Saskatoon Police Force in 1960. He worked with the City of Weyburn Police Department from 1957 to 1986. On May 1, 1947, Bill married Mildred Rodine at the farm of her parents, Albert and Faye Rodine at Hume. They would have celebrated their 54th anniversary this May. Bill and Dolly lived on the Hume farm from 1947 to 1957 and raised four sons. They moved to Weyburn in May, 1957 and constructed a new home at 529 Elizabeth Street, where they raised their fifth son. They have lived in this home for 44 years, until the time of his passing. Bill joined the Weyburn Police Force July 1, 1957, serving the City of Weyburn for 29 years. He dedicated his life protecting the citizens of Weyburn in his role as a police officer. His dedication and hard work did not go unnoticed by many residents of Weyburn. He always had a love for farming. While working as a policeman he farmed Don's land for six years. He also helped out over the years with other friends and relatives. After he retired from the police service in 1986, he managed Calvin's farm near Cedoux. Bill loved to putter on old lawnmowers, small motors, plumbing, gardening and yard work. He loved to putter on the farm. As a young boy he grew up on the farm and it never did leave him and he was involved in any way he could. In his younger years, he had a love for hunting and fishing. This interest was carried on by most of his sons, who also enjoy this outdoor lifestyle. Bill had a gift of helping others. He was always willing to lend a helpful hand to friends. He would do small repairs to help older people and especially his sisters-in-law after they had lost their husbands. Bill attended the Weyburn Community Free Methodist Church for many years, where he participated in senior's activities until his passing. One of the fondest memories was the celebration of Bill and Dolly's 35th anniversary, where their sons sent them to Hawaii on a holiday. On their 50th anniversary, a celebration was held in Weyburn at the El Rancho Motor Inn, where relatives and friends came to congratulate them. The name "William" has been given to one son, three grandsons and one great grandson to carry on his legacy. Two special events occurred on his birthday, Murray and Cathy's wedding and the birth of his twin grandchildren, Sarah and Matthew, his 'special birthday present.' Funeral service was held Friday, March 16, at 2:00 p.m. from Weyburn Free Methodist Church, with Pastor Wade Fitzpatrick officiating along with Pastor Kevin Bishop and Pastor Mike Szabo. The family tribute to Dad was prepared with love by his five sons and read by Murray and Tim. The family was deeply proud of the Weyburn Police Service Honor Guard honouring their retired comrade. attendees were: Chief Millar, Insp. Horsman, Sgt. Mike Rogal, Sgt. Dave Stadel, Sgt. Russ Chartrand, Cst. Trevor Hughes, Cst. C. Chartrand, Cst. Rod Stafford, Cst. Toby Martin, Cst. Dana Pretzer, S/Cst. Barry McMurdo and Pat Furguson. Also attending was His Worship Mayor Don Schlosser. All those in attendance were considered to be honorary pallbearers. The active pallbearers were his grandsons: Chip, Bob, Jody and Kevin Vatamaniuck and nephews: Ron and Bob Vatamaniuck. The family extend a sincere thank you to the members of the Weyburn Police Service, ambulance service, doctors and staff at the Weyburn General Hospital for attending to our father. The family is most appreciative to our family and friends for their sympathy, prayers, support and love during this difficult time. A special thank you to Pastor Wade Fitzpatrick, Pastor Kevin Bishop and Pastor Mike Szabo for their support.
VERBEEM - George John, late of Weyburn passed away on Thursday, April 10, 2008 at the age of 72 years. George John Verbeem was predeceased by his parents, Jacob and Zulma Verbeem, brother Leon Verbeem, two nephews, one niece, his father and mother in law, Joseph and Margaret Zsombor, sister in law, Clara Betemps, brothers in law, Alex Fraser and Peter Michayluk. George is survived by his wife, Goldie Verbeem, his son, Kevin(Leanne) Verbeem and grandsons, Evan, Jason, Aaron and Tyson, his daughter, Diedre Corrigan and grandchildren, Michelle, David, Nicole, Michael, his daughter, Marla(David) Gotte and grandchildren, Braden, Mackenzie, his daughter, Melanie(Nolan) Bennett and grandchildren, Alyssa, Justin, his brothers, Andrew(Rita) Verbeem, Maurice(Frances) Verbeem, Joe(Marie) Verbeem, sisters in law, Eva Fraser, Irene Michayluk, Ann(Sidney) Stuber, brother in law, James Betemps, as well as many nephews and nieces. The prayer service was held at RD Family Funeral Chapel, Weyburn on Sunday, April 13 at 7:00 p.m. with Father Gerry Bauche officiating. The funeral mass was held at St. Vincent de Paul Roman Catholic Church, Weyburn on Monday, April 14 at 10:30 a.m. with Father Gerry Bauche celebrant. Interment followed at Hillcrest Cemetery, Weyburn. All in attendance were considered Honorary Pallbearers. The pallbearers were Terry Verbeem, Reg Verbeem, Peter Verbeem, Jason Verbeem, Aaron Verbeem and David Corrigan.
VERSTEGEN - Bertha Alberta (nee Van Den Broek) born June 1, 1922 in Nistelrode, Holland to Lambertus and Arnolda Van Den Broek, passed away in the Weyburn General Hospital on December 23, 2002 at the age of 80 years. Bertha worked at Weyburn Special Care Home for a few years. She enjoyed gardening-growing flowers in her front yard. Loved to walk downtown and visiting with her many friends daily and enjoyed going to church every Sunday and special occasions. Bertha was a very happy, jolly person and never would say a bad word about anyone. Predeceased by her parents: Lambertus and Arnolda Van Den Broek; her husband: John M. Verstegen, June 28, 1991; four brothers: Johannes, Antonius, Theodorus and Gerardus; one sister: Henrica. Bertha is survived by three sisters in the Netherlands: Cornelia Van Den Hoogen, Petronella Van Veghel and Arnolda-Christina De Bree; as well as numerous nieces and nephews; extended family: Garry and Phyllis Borys and their family; special friend Bill Rososki and many friends. Prayers were held on Friday, December 27, 2002 at 7:30 p.m. from St. Vincent de Paul Roman Catholic Church, Weyburn. Funeral mass was held on Saturday, December 28 at 10:30 a.m. from St. Vincent de Paul Roman Catholic Church, Weyburn, with Rev. Albert Schmitz presiding. Interment followed at Hillcrest Cemetery, Weyburn. Active pallbearers were Fred Deck, Richard Schneider, Larry Stadler, Cory Johnson, Ken Robertson and Lee Bakken. All in attendance were considered Honorary pallbearers.
VERTEFEUILLE - Judy Alice Louise (nee Fleet). After a fun-filled family day, Judy Alice Louise Vertefeuille died tragically on January 9, 2000. She was born in Louisbourg, Nova Scotia, on September 20, 1955. Judy was predeceased by her father Lloyd Fleet in 1995. She is survived and will be dearly missed by her mother Mabel Fleet of Sydney, Nova Scotia and by her devoted husband, David, and her four children; son Brendon, daughters Michelle, Jenna and Nicole. She will be lovingly remembered by her brothers and sister: Maurice (Elizabeth) Fleet of Brockville, ON; Bruce (Claire) Fleet of Montreal, PQ; Cletus (Kathy) Fleet of Sydney, N.S.; Bernadette (James) Holland of Yorkton; Greg (Leslie) Fleet of Regina; and Kevin (Corina) Fleet of Louisbourg, N.S. Her parents-in-law are also left to mourn her sudden passing: Jeanne and George Procknow of Weyburn; and her father-in-law Leonard Vertefeuille of Regina. When Judy and Dave were married on September 20, 1987, she became a special sister to Janice (Ray) Senger, Denise (Keith) Black, Shelly (Don) Gorski and Gary Vertefeuille (Karen Charles), stepsister to Lynette (Gerard) Caron, and Greg (Laura) Procknow. A wonderful Auntie to many nieces and nephews: she always had many big hugs and special smiles for the little ones. As well, Judy is survived by numerous aunts, uncles, and cousins. Most important in Judy's life were her husband and children. In her single years, Judy enjoyed traveling and skiing along with many other things, but when Dave entered the picture, family gatherings, camping and traveling took on an additional, new meaning. As wife and mother, Judy was a model of devotion in every way. Her husband and children were always the centre of her life - everything she did was done selflessly and without complaint. Cooking them special meals was a pleasure, playing and having fun was a priority, celebrating special occasions by clowning around was enjoyed by all. The reading time for the children was at 6:30 p.m. every day. Everything was put aside, children sat around her feet or on her lap to listen to stories and to read themselves! At other times, Judy and Dave's home was a playground for an abundance of friends. They were always having someone over for lunch or a celebration! Judy and Dave were actively involved in their children's activities. Because Brendon has been playing hockey since he was 6 years old, she was an active "hockey mom" - nobody will forget her sleigh bells that would ring to cheer her son's team on. Never a dull moment - her girls would also need to be taken to skating, music and Sparks, Brownies, or Girl Guide activities. During the summer, Judy was a fun loving traveler. She often took the four kids and holidayed to wherever Dave was working - from Dawson Creek, BC, to Oak Lake, MB, to various parts of Sask. These trips were always fun-filled and adventurous - from rock and berry picking to wildlife observations, or just playing on the beach. The children would come back with many memories and lots of video pictures; Judy would come back tanned and hopefully rested for the new school year that was beginning. Judy was committed to her profession of teaching - her compassion, generosity and sense of humor was always evident whether in school hallways, classrooms or on the street. Judy, for instance, loved school spirit days and she always took part 100% - dressing up in such costumes as a laundry or basket lady and having fun with the pupils. She convocated from Mount St. Vincent University, Nova Scotia, in 1978, and started out practice teaching in Halifax. Her sister Bernie came out west to teach for a couple of years and later convinced Judy to come to Saskatchewan. In 1979 she applied from Nova Scotia for a teacher job at Kyle Composite High and was hired over the phone. She taught for one year then applied at and received a job at Balcarres Composite for a year. In 1981, she was hired by the Weyburn Roman Catholic Separate School Board to teach at St. Michael's School. She taught until 1986, took a leave of absence for a year and came back in the fall of 1987 to teach at St. Dominic School. She taught French to all classes and was presently a grade 4 teacher. Judy also served one term as the president of the Weyburn Teachers' Association. Her cheery personality, strength of character, and a real love for being with people made her a very special lady for all the people she knew and met. Her chosen profession allowed her to touch the lives of hundreds of students, parents, and community members. Her community involvement, however, reached beyond the schools. In 1988 Judy joined the Weyburn Lioness Club. She was secretary for two terms and in 1988 she was awarded with the 'Lioness of the Year Award'. As an active member of St. Vincent de Paul, she joined the Catholic Women's League of Canada in 1995 to present. Heartfelt appreciation to the community of Weyburn and surrounding district for their concern, compassion, and support during this difficult time. No words can express our gratefulness for all the visits, food stuffs, phone calls, cards and gifts of monies to the Vertefeuille Children Trust Fund, also to the Stained Glass Window Fund of St. Vincent de Paul Church. The children enjoyed their friends' visits and going to the Family Place during the week. Out of respect for Brendon and his family, the Pee Wee Youngfellows hockey team canceled a game. On numerous occasions the teachers of St. Dominic and St. Michael visited David and the children. There were so many gestures of kindness it's impossible to specifically mention them all but as Judy would so often say, "God bless you darlins!" Funeral service was held Saturday, January 15 at St. Vincent de Paul Roman Catholic Church, Weyburn, with Father Francis Hengen as celebrant. Interment followed in Hillcrest Cemetery. The active pallbearers were her school colleagues: Darren Larson, Darly Fleck, and Gary Cooney; and special friends Dwayne Deck, Richard Moffat and Ray Erickson. Honorary pallbearers were: Audrey Rydzik, Nola Moffat, Bernadette Holland (Yorkton), Joyce Fitzgerald (Halifax), Beryl Evais, and Beth Kehoe (both from Louisbourg, N.S.) To all the people who attended the prayers and funeral - especially those who came from great distances - your support will always be remembered. David and the kids would like to especially acknowledge Judy's brothers, Maurice and Bruce who traveled from Oakville, ON, and Montreal, PQ, respectively. Mary Anne Seitz provided a moving, personable account of Judy at the prayers. She reminded us of Judy's two life mottos that so reflected her value of cherishing the present: "Have fun today - worry tomorrow" and "If you don't get it done today, do it tomorrow."
VILCU - Elsie Esther (nee Wilkinson). On Monday, October 8, 2007, Elsie Esther Vilcu of Weyburn, passed away at the age of 86 years. Elsie was predeceased by her mother and father, Esther and James Wilkinson; four brothers: George, Sidney (Ula), Harold (Winnifred) and Ernie (Connie); sister, Mary, Mary's first husband, Gerald Cockwill and her second husband, Bill Atkins. Elsie will be lovingly remembered by her husband of 61 years, George Vilcu; three children: Harold (Dianne) Vilcu and their family: Vasile (Paula), Jeanette, Owen, Isaac (Tracey), Claudette and Brett; Isabella (Grant Cooper) and their family: Kimberley (Perry), Clayton and Christine (Lance), their father, Lyle Mutter; and Kay (Darell) Appelquist and their family: Joshua and Kari; 21 great grandchildren; as well as numerous nieces, nephews, relatives and friends. Elsie Esther Vilcu was born February 8, 1921 at Griffin, the second youngest of six children born to Esther and James Wilkinson. Her father passed away when Elsie was two years old, so her mother Esther raised all six children in Griffin and they attended Griffin School. Elsie married George Vilcu on May 2, 1946 at Creelman. They lived on the farm south of Griffin for 28 years, then moved to Weyburn in 1974. Elsie was a member of the Royal Purple and the Ladies Auxiliary at St. Nicholas Church. She was employed at the Weyburn Nursing Home and the Weyburn Union Hospital where she worked in the kitchen and with housekeeping. Elsie enjoyed curling, baseball, knitting, sewing, dancing, bingo and watching the Riders, the Oilers and the Blue Jays on T.V. She won many trophies for her curling. Elsie's home was always open to all her friends and family. They will cherish her memory. Prayers were said Sunday, October 14 at 4:00 p.m. from St. Nicholas Romanian Orthodox Church, Regina. The funeral service was held Monday, October 15 at 10:00 a.m. from Knox Fellowship Hall, Weyburn, with Rev. Father John Maerean officiating. Interment followed in Green Acres Memorial Gardens, Weyburn. The active pallbearers were her grandsons: Vasile, Owen, Isaac and Brett Vilcu, Clayton Mutter and Josh Appelquist.
VINGE - Alfred "Glenn". On Wednesday, September 9, 2009, Alfred "Glenn" Vinge passed away at the Weyburn General Hospital at the age of 82 years. Glenn was predeceased by his parents, Arne and Helma Vinge and his sisters, Gertrude Swantz and Ruth Nestigan. Glenn will be lovingly remembered by his wife of 58 years, Vivian Vinge of Weyburn, and their family, two sons: John (Deb) Vinge of Wolseley, and their children, Kelly and Sarah; and Tim (Connie) Vinge of Fairview, AB, and their children, Jillian and Katie; a brother, Lorne (Karen) Vinge of Kelowna, BC and a sister, Florence (Oscar) Dolan of Great Falls, Montana; as well as many nieces and nephews. Alfred Glenn Vinge was born January 10, 1927 in Torquay, to Arne and Helma (nee Johnson) Vinge. He attended Torquay Public School, Luther College in Regina and the University of Saskatchewan where he received his pharmacy degree. On September 3, 1951 he married Vivian Sillers at Estevan. Glenn was employed in several communities including "King's Drugs" in Estevan, for three years, Oxbow Drug Store in Oxbow, for eight years and then moved to Weyburn in 1961 where he owned and operated McCoy's Drugstore. Glenn was involved in many community activities including the Weyburn Aid for Aging and Meals on Wheels, Weyburn Shrine Club, Kinsmen Club, K-40 Club, Weyburn Men's Choir, Weyburn Golf Club, Weyburn Vision Unlimited and was on the Weyburn Nursing Home Board and the Weyburn Oil Show Board. He was a member of Grace United Church in Weyburn and sang in the men's choir as he had a broad appreciation of music. Glenn enjoyed travelling and fishing in northern Saskatchewan. He loved nature, birds, plants and berry picking as well as golfing and biking. He will be missed and lovingly remembered by family and many friends. A Memorial Service was held Saturday, September 12 at 11:00 a.m. from Grace United Church, Weyburn, with Rev. M. Barnabas officiating. A private family Interment will follow. Honorary pallbearers were: Jim York, Hank Almquist, Wally Zarry, Robert Andrist, Fred Milleker, Grant Marinos, Ron Jeffery and Bill King.
VIPOND - J. Gilbert Vipond, late of Weyburn passed away Monday, February 20, 2012, at the age of 88 years. Gilbert was predeceased by his parents Joseph and Susannah Vipond; infant brother, Milton; sisters: Viola (Fern) Rommann, Vivian Vipond, Mildred (Erling Olson), Opal Vipond; brother-in-law, Jim Charlton; nephews, Dale Rommann and Murry Charlton. He will be sadly missed by his wife of 65 years, Eleanor Vipond; daughter, Joanne (Bruce) Schurko; grandson, Kyle (Tammy) Schurko; great grandchildren: Caden, Halle and Jack Schurko; sister, Mabel Charlton; nieces: Neva (Clayton) Squire, Elaine Pederson, Louise Rumball, Bonnie (David) Little, Jack (Carol) Charlton, Janice Charlton along with numerous great nieces, nephews and in-laws. Gilbert was born on December 5, 1923. In his younger years he curled, played ball and loved to hunt. Gilbert enjoyed travelling to Hawaii and vacationing. Farming was his life, he also loved gardening, yard work and nature but most of all his family. Viewing was held on Friday, February 24 at 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. from RD Family Funeral Chapel, Weyburn. Graveside funeral service for Gilbert was held on Friday, February 24 at 2:00 p.m. from Hillcrest Cemetery, Weyburn with Rev. M. Barnabas, officiating. Pallbearers were Brad Barlow, David Little, Duane Squire, Roger Blain, Jim Hallberg and Glen Adacsi. Honorary pallbearers were Keith Sprecken, Dennis Hallberg and Edmund Mazur.
VLAJ - Ernestina Vlaj passed away at the Weyburn Special Care Home on July 20, 2007 at the age of 92 years. She is survived by her son Victor, of Campbell River, BC, granddaughter, Shelley (Ryan) Michaluk, great grandchildren Heather and Ross of Calgary, AB. She is also surivived by her grandson Glen (Wendy) Vlaj and great grandsons Rob and Chris of Campbell River, BC. She was predeceased by her husband Ludwig (Louis) and her son Walter. Ernestina was born in Stukovic, Slovenia (Yugoslavia), on May 13, 1915. She immigrated to Canada with her husband Ludwig in March of 1938. The family lived in many small communities in Saskatchewan before settling in Weyburn in 1966. She was a devoted and loving mother with many hobbies including knitting and baking. She was an excellent cook and always made sure Victor's family had plenty of fresh bread, perogies, cabbage rolls, pies and cakes. She especially enjoyed playing cards at family gatherings. She worked in the Weyburn nursing home as a housekeeper for over 10 years. In 1999, her son Victor moved to Campbell River, BC and she would look forward to visiting every Easter. She lived in the Imperial Plaza for about 40 years, before moving to the Weyburn Special Care Home in January, 2006. The family would like to thank Dr. Fong and the staff at the Weyburn Special Care Home for their care and compassion. A Memorial Service was held at the Hastings-Dionne Funeral Home Chapel in Weyburn, on Thursday, July 26 at 7:00 p.m. with Rev. John Ferrier officiating.Interment in Hillcrest Cemetery, Weyburn.
VOGEL - Don. On Saturday, September 4, 2010, Don Vogel passed away in Regina General hospital, at the age of 76, with his wife and family at his side. Don was predeceased by his father Michael Vogel, step-father William Hrdlicka, and brother Robert Vogel. Surviving to remember him are his wife Helen Virginia (nee Mackin), mother Annie Helen Hrdlicka, sons, Alvin (Jennifer) and Vincent (Michelle), grandchildren Taylor, Chantal, Nolan, Cecilia, Matthew, Olivia and Patience. his brother Ken (Gloria), sister Barbara Pederson, and sister-in-law Vi Vogel. also remembered by the Mackin family including Bill (Evy) Mackin, Rodger (Dolly) Mackin, Rae Jordet, and Dave Mackin as well as his many nieces, nephews, cousins and friends. Don was well known for his morals, abilities and willingness to help out. Mere words cannot do justice to Don’s life spent working hard, educating himself, enriching the farm, enjoying his family and, later, battling poor health. Don was born in Pouce Coupe, B.C. while his family was living in the Peace country in 1934. They moved various places for work, including an early passage through the Creston Valley, BC, returning to the Tatagwa-McTaggart area by 1937. He attended Tagg School, then more learning at his father’s right hand. As a young adult he had jobs in logging camps, drilling rigs, trucking and a stint painting industrial tanks, but his roots never left the farm. He enjoyed farming beside his father Mike and later with his son, learning gardening from his mother Annie, and, of course, acquiring his own acres. After Mike’s passing, he continued farming, as well as other jobs. One project was a garden tractor he built from the ground up. He married Vir August 7, 1967. Their two boys arrived in the next two years. The following years brought the means to buy better construction equipment. Sons, nephews and later grandchildren had the chance to learn welding, equipment operation, mechanics and more. Other than his single-mindedness for farming and making rock piles disappear, he enjoyed the occasional trip to visit distant cousins. He was also known to drive all night to get to a “good” auction sale. He tried retiring to the Creston Valley in 1979—although he bought a small farm there AND didn’t sell the land in Saskatchewan. He stated “I might try fishing” but was never spotted with a rod in hand. Originally helping only with seeding and harvest, eventually he returned to the farm he loved full time. Once on a visit to Lake Louise in his fifties, he tried snowboarding. But only once. Improvements to the farm and machinery line-up continued. Health problems convinced him to slow down, and gave him more time to spend with grandchildren who started arriving in 1998. They were the joy of his days and could make his face light up when nothing else could. Don’s knowledge of area history and extended family will be sorely missed. “Rest now, Don, rest your hardworking hands. You can lay your burden down, free of pain and responsibility.”All possible thanks are given to all the specialists, nurses and cooks for their wonderful care through his many hospital stays, especially Dr. Oberholzer. Prayers were held on Tuesday, September 7 at 7:00 p.m. from St. Vincent de Paul Roman Catholic Church, Weyburn. Funeral mass was held Wednesday, September 8 at 11:00 a.m. from St. Vincent de Paul Roman Catholic Church, Weyburn with Father Gerry Bauche as celebrant. Interment followed at McTaggart Cemetery, McTaggart. Pallbearers were Peter Vogel, Richard Vogel, Mike Vogel, Derek Vogel, Jared Vogel, and Gabriel Vogel.
WADDELL - Kenneth Waddell passed away peacefully at The Gardens Care Facility in Qualicum Beach, BC. He is survived by his loving wife, Eileen (Banford) of 62 years, his sister Mary Mortin, Regina, son Bruce (Kim), Yorkton, and daughter Brenna Loudoun (Lloyd Coates), Calgary, AB, one grandson Jason Waddell, Medicine Hat, AB and four great grandchildren. Predeceased by his brother, Harold, Regina, and grandson Jarred Loudoun, Victoria, BC. Ken was born in Rouleau, and was a graduate from the College of Pharmacy of the University of Saskatchewan and purchased Stibbard’s Drugstore in 1951, Weyburn. He then operated Waddell’s Drugstore in Weyburn for many years along with his partner, Ed Kitchen. When he sold the business he took the position of pharmacist at the Weyburn Union Hospital for a number of years. During his years in Weyburn he was very active in community affairs and organizations including the Weyburn Kinsmen Club, curling club, and was a lifetime member of the Elks. He enjoyed curling, tennis, golf and snowmobiling at Kenosee Lake. Ken and Eileen moved to Parksville, BC when he retired in 1989. He was a volunteer Senior Citizen Counselor in the Parksville area for several years.
WAGNER - Norma Denise (nee Trudgeon), late of Weyburn, SK, passed away February 3rd, 2009 at the age of 74 years. Denise was predeceased by her husband, Robert Wagner (January 17th, 1993), one son, Kevin (August 6th, 1994). Denise leaves to mourn one son, Bruce (Janice) Wagner and their sons: Chris (Lindsey), Brad, Jared and Dustin. One daughter, Colleen Anderson (Randy Hallberg) and their sons: Steven and Travis Anderson; as well as many other friends and family. As requested by Denise there will be no funeral service. Interment will be at Green Acres Memorial Gardens, Weyburn. Gone but not forgotten, until we meet again, we love you Mom.
WAGNER - Ronald David. On Saturday, October 20, 2007, Ronald David Wagner passed away at the Weyburn General Hospital at the age of 66 years. Ronald was predeceased by his parents, Charles and Mollie Wagner; brothers: Raymond, David in infancy, Carl, Fred, Bob and Ed Wagner, and sister, Mollie Wing. Ronald will be lovingly remembered by his wife of 40 years, Linda, and their daughter, Andrea (Chris) Wilson and their children, Chase and Halle; one sister, Mary Clark; sisters-in-law: Jean (Gordon) Stronge, Mary and Denise Wagner; brothers-in-law: Jack Wing, Evan (Brenda) Bowles and their children, Rhonwen and Ted, Kelly (Teresa) Bowles and their children, Luke and Maggie; and many nieces, nephews, and friends. Ronald David Wagner was born March 22, 1941 at Mount St. Mary's Hospital in Weyburn, the youngest of eight children born to Charles and Mollie Wagner. He was raised on the family farm east of Weyburn, where he lived until his passing. He loved farm life, preferring to be outdoors. He taught himself to swim in the dugout and loved his horses. A lot of time was spent taking care of his cattle and horses. Ron attended school at East Weyburn School, then he went to Hume school until it closed. He then attended Haig School for three years. Ron quit school in the middle of grade 8 to help out on the farm. In the fall of 1966, Ron met Linda Bowles. They were married at Zion Lutheran Church on October 14, 1967. The marriage was blessed with one daughter, Andrea Dawn, born February 13, 1973. Ron was introduced to curling in 1968. It was a weekend bonspiel of the Elks in which he played lead. Before long, he was curling with the travelers Curling Club, and various bonspiels as a skip. He really enjoyed his curling. In 1973, Ron's brother Carl was killed in a tractor accident, and his nephew Maurice came to help his uncle Ron on the farm. He stayed for six years, making another addition to the family. Linda's brother, Kelly, lived there for two years, and the family was complete. In 1983, W & C Limousin was formed by Ron and his nephew Maurice. Ron loved going to cattle shows. He even won some ribbons showing his cattle. He spent a lot of time finding names for his cattle, with every year being a different letter of the alphabet. Ron was one of the original founders of Price-Rite Fuels, and was on the board of directors for 18 years. Rarely did he miss a morning or afternoon coffee, visiting with friends. He belonged to the Elks Club from 1968 to 1988, and was an avid card player. At the end, Ron put up a valiant fight against the cancer. He appreciated each of his visitors, thanking them for coming to visit. He was grateful to all of the nurses and thanked them continuously. Funeral service was held Wednesday, October 24 at 2:00 p.m. from Zion Lutheran Church, Weyburn, with Pastor Martin Olson officiating, and Marjorie McLeod, Congregational Lay Assistant. Linda Haugen gave a memorial tribute, and scripture readings were done by Darlene Skinner and Valerie Wing. Interment followed in Green Acres Memorial Gardens, Weyburn. The pallbearers were: Bruce Wagner, Kenny Wagner, Ronnie Wing, Gary Wing, Maurice Clark, Larry Clark and Rod Wing.
WAITE - Ward. On Wednesday, December 14, 2005, Ward Waite, late of Weyburn, passed away at the Weyburn General Hospital at the age of 91 years. Predeceased by his parents, Eugene and Joy Waite; sisters: Hazel Eslop, Edna Stewart, Beatrice Krebsbach, Ruth Bretell, Edith Leach, Gladys Waite; and brothers: Clifford Waite, and Bert Waite. Ward will be lovingly remembered by his sisters: Dorothy (Gustav) Sauder of Langley, BC and Sylvia (Fred) Megenbir of Weyburn, and by one brother, Robert (Mary) Waite of North Burnaby, BC, as well as numerous nieces and nephews. Ward was born May 10, 1914 at Elswick. He lived a very quiet and simple life. He moved with his parents several times while growing up, finally settling in the Ralph district. He spent his time fishing, hunting and trapping. He enjoyed playing cards and was a very good cribbage player. When the war started, he joined the army and served overseas with the tank cars. When he returned, he bought some land and built a small house and lived very simply on the farm. In 1993 Ward moved to town where he joined the coffee row, which was a good pass-time. He also continued his fishing. He was a quiet, pleasant man and liked especially by children. He will be missed by his numerous nieces and nephews, and by all he knew and loved. Funeral service was held Monday, December 19, at 2:00 p.m. from Fletcher Funeral Chapel, Weyburn, with Gary W. Goran officiating minister. Interment followed in Hillcrest Cemetery, Weyburn. A visitation was held Sunday, December 18 from 7:00 to 9:00 p.m. from Fletcher Funeral Chapel.
WALKER - Gertrude Evelyn (nee Tyler) Walker, born December 24, 1911 at Foam Lake (Brombury), passed away February 2, 2007 at Weyburn, at the age of 95 years. Gertrude was predeceased by her parents: John and Matilda Tyler; her husband Alex; great granddaughter Taylor Hanson; three sisters: Edith Hallam, Alice Tyler and Doris in infancy. Gertrude is survived by her children: Ken (Ila) Walker, Nanton, AB, Ethel (Jim) Luft, Calgary, AB, Dave (Opal) Walker, Lethbridge, AB and Norma (Grant) Oberkirsch, Weyburn; 19 grandchildren; 29 great grandchildren; seven great great grandchildren; two nieces; two nephews as well as several great nieces and nephews. Gertie was born in 1911. She lost her parents at a young age, leaving her and her two sisters alone. This experience made these sisters strong, independent women. Gertie was best friends with Alex when they were children, later they became sweethearts, and they married November 11, 1934. In her later years she forgot some things but never Alex. Gertie and Alex took up farming, running the P.F.R.A. at Parkerview. They decided to move the family south when they were offered a job at Radville P.F.R.A. Later, Alex bought the Krassbeck ranch south of Ceylon and they ranched and raised horses until 1967 when they moved to Weyburn. In that time before they moved Gertie cooked for the P.F.R.A. a number of years and raised a huge garden. She lived in her home after Alex passed away and kept very active. Her health started to fail about eight years ago and she moved to Hilltop Manor. The love and kindness she receivd there for 6-1/2 years will be remembered by her famly. Thanks to Jan Thorn who was there for her many times. Alex and Gertie raised four fine children and survived hard times in the 30's. These hard times made Gertie strong and throughout the years she developed many wonderful characteristics. Generosity and compassion were two of them. Her door was always open to everyone and anyone who entered was treated well and always left full. She was famous for her shortbread, rice pudding, raisin pie and it has been said "No one cooked meat like ma." She was very innovative, she recycled long before the 3 R's, she invented micro derm abrasion, in the form of Comet; Ian was her first client. Her six butcher knives were the security system that always kept everyone safe. She sewed her aprons, and starched and ironed everything. The door was always open to her grandchildren. None of them remember receiving a spanking, and they all agreed Grandma was patient. Her bible was kept by her chair and daily scriptures were read. Material things were not important. Gertie was a lady in every sense; she will be missed, but not forgotten. Her family will all remember "Grandma" wearing a simple dress, apron, socks rolled around her ankles usually standing at the stove. This memory will live on in all our hearts. We will miss Mom each and every day and memories of our beautiful mother will remain in our hearts forever. The funeral service for Gertrude Evelyn Walker was held on Tuesday, February 6 , at 2:00 p.m. at Grace United Church, Weyburn, with Rev. Hazel Arbon Officiating. All in attendance were considered honorary pallbearers. The active pallbearers were: Jimmy Roberts, Kelly Millward, Glen Walker, Ian Walker, Lorne Oberkirsch and Curtis Gilchrist.
WALKER - Grant James "Mort". On Thursday, February 22, 2007, Grant James (Mort) Walker of Weyburn, passed away at the age of 67 years. Predeceased by his mother and father, Laura and Charles Walker, sister-in-law, Dorothy Isherwood, and by his loving wife, Diana in 1996. Grant leaves to mourn his family: two daughters, Gail (Curt) Paxman of Colgate, and their children: Chantel, Megan, Mellissa, Chantara, Austin and Logan; and Joanne Walker of Weyburn; two sisters, Janet (Vic) Patterson of Edmonton, AB and Margaret Walker of Edmonton, AB; sister-in-law, Phyllis (Leonard) Pantel of Fort QuAppelle; brother-in-law, Bill Isherwood of Nokomis, BC; and many nieces, nephews, great nieces and nephews. Grant was born in Weyburn on September 21, 1939, and spent his early years in Colgate. When he was five years old he moved to Weyburn with his family. Grant married the love of his life, Diana MacPherson on September 4, 1964. Diana passed away in 1996. He is now resting by her side where he always wanted to be. Papa worked for the city of Weyburn from the age of 15 until he retired in 1997 to be with the other loves of his life, his grandchildren. His favorite pastime was going to the coffee shop, always taking a longer way than really necessary to get there, just to see what was happening in 'His' town. Once he got there, he really enjoyed visiting with his 'coffee' family. Really, the only time he missed his coffee ritual was to attend to his real passion, his grandchildren. If any one of them needed a ride to wrestling, cheerleading, sports, etc. or help with any other thing, their Papa was always there. Papa will be missed by all and will always have a very special place in our hearts and will never be forgotten. Funeral service will held Wednesday, February 28, at 2:00 p.m. from Grace United Church, Weyburn, with Rev. Hazel Arbon officiating. Interment followed in Hillcrest Cemetery, Weyburn.
WALKER - Robert Allan. On Sunday, July 8, 2007, Allan passed away of a massive heart attack at St. Joseph's Hospital, Estevan, at the age of 53 years. Robert Allan Walker was born on March 3, 1954 at Virden, MB. He lived in Manitoba until 1957 when his family moved to Virden, MB. In 1994 the family moved to Moosomin, and then to Weyburn, where he made his home at time of passing. On April 19, 1986 he married Cathy Linner of Virden, MB at the Silver Bells Wedding Chapel in Las Vegas, Nevada. To this happy union two daughters were born, Candace and Brandy and in 2006 a granddaughter Savannah. Allan received his education in Virden, MB and had taken a mechanic course at the Assiniboia Community College, Brandon, MB. He also had all the necessary certificates and tickets to work in the oilfield. One of his proudest achievements was receiving a certificate of excellence for placing second in the province of Manitoba on a math aptitude test. Allan loved riding in his dad's truck at a young age and spent time on the road with him. He helped his mother at their café. He spent summers with his brother at his sister's farm helping with the harvest. His sister, Bev's pea patch was one of his favorite pastimes. For a summer he drove a water truck for highway construction work. In 1970 he began his career of 37 years in the oil patch, working for various service rig companies from roughneck, derrick hand, push/operator, rig manager to arrive at partners in K.D. Well Servicing. During the crash in the oil industry, he diversified and built a water drilling business, Walker Well Services, but with oil in his blood he converted back to the oil patch creating his own company, Walker Oilfield Supervision as a consultant. During this time he was involved with the forming of a service rig company, Laredo Well Servicing, but sold to partners in 2002. He knew a service rig inside out and could build and design one to make it work. For the last 11 years, he had the contract work for the same oil company presently known as Advantage Oil & Gas. He was the first to do the completion work on horizontal deep wells in southeast Sask. Through his years of consulting, he received a letter of appreciation for work ethic, safety record and dedication he had put in for developing the Kabob/Windfall areas in Alberta. In the last two years, Allan had built and designed mobile catwalk/pipe racks. He was always thriving to find a way for making the job safer and easier for the rig crew. In the last year, Allan was involved in the forming and the creation of a salt water disposal business as a shareholder in Palko Energy. The most part of the oil patch life Allan enjoyed was the people. He loved the conversations and stories shared by the many friends that he made throughout his years in the industry. He always shared his experience and knowledge with them and said that you never stop learning. Allan was proud of his two daughters, Candace and Brandy. He seldom missed a concert or school event and the many sports activities they were involved in throughout the years. He enjoyed watching them play baseball and volunteered as umpire or base umpire when needed. He helped the girls when they were in Girl Guides by constructing a cardboard arch and bridge for their enrolment ceremonies. Allan had the joy to be a grandpa and loved to tease Savannah. Allan loved to golf with his friends, boating, carpentry, furniture building, carving and drawing in his free time. He loved to make a meal for the family and we looked forward to his delicious mashed potatoes. Allan enjoyed the many trips with family traveling throughout Canada and the United States. His favorite place was the mountains and was always sad when we had to leave for home, but planned for out return the next year. Allan's most reassured pastime was riding his Harley. It was his way of being free and any of the worry or turmoil that life had to offer was put on the back burner. So on many occasions you may have seen Allan and Cathy riding somewhere. The Harley Davidson creed "Live to Ride, Ride to Live" describes his love for riding. Allan, thank-you for the memories; for being my best friend, for the lessons you have taught us, your hard work over the years. You were an inspiration to us all and touched the lives of all who had a chance to know you. We will miss you deeply. You will never be forgotten, but will live on in our hearts forever. Allan was predeceased by his parents, Jim and Anne Walker; father-in-law, Lavern Linner; family pet dog, Scamper. Allan will be lovingly remembered by his wife of 21 years, Cathy Walker of Weyburn, and their daughters, Candace Walker and Brandy Walker and granddaughter, Savannah all of Weyburn; sister, Jean (Pete) Unraw of Carstairs, AB; sister, Bev (Wes) Tyhy of Sherwood Park, AB; brother, Gary (Pat) Walker of Brandon, MB; mother-in-law, Joyce Linner of Brandon, MB; sister-in-law, Carol (Doug) Pedlow of Thunder Bay, ON; brother-in-law, Harvey (Brenda) Linner of Brandon, MB; brother-in-law, Brian Linner of Teulon, MB; sister-in-law, Karen (Murry Lanz) Linner of Regina; brother-in-law, Gary (Anita) Linner of Drayton Valley, AB; along with numerous beloved nieces and nephews, relatives and friends. A Memorial Service was held Saturday, July 14, at 2:00 p.m. from Knox Presbyterian Church, Weyburn, with Rev. John Ferrier officiating. The eulogy was given by Candace and Brandy Walker. Interment will be at a later date.
WALLACE - E. Maye Wallace, late of Weyburn passed away December 4, 2011, at the age of 93 years. Maye was predeceased by her parents, Edward and Rebecca Wallace; sister, Margaret Tallman; two brothers, William Wallace and Robert Wallace. Maye is survived by her brother, Arthur Wallace, Weyburn; nephews, Barrie Tallman, Innisfil, ON, Robert (Marilyn) Wallace, Regina, Ian (Judy) Wallace, Regina; niece, Elizabeth (Manuel) Gregario, Edmonton, AB and their families along with several cousins. A funeral service for Maye was held on Thursday, December 8 at 2:00 p.m. from Grace United Church, Weyburn with Rev. M. Barnabas, officiating. Interment followed at Hillcrest Cemetery, Weyburn. Pallbearers were Jack Forsberg, Erskine Sandiford, Glen Ridgway, Gary Anderson, David Carlson and Paul Carlson.
WALLACE - Victoria "Vicky" (nee Andrews) Wallace, late of Weyburn passed away March 20, 2012, at the age of 87 years. Victoria was predeceased by her parents, Anna and Anton Andrews; her first husband, Joseph Frederick; oldest son, Francis; seven sisters and five brothers. Victoria is survived by her husband Neil Wallace, Weyburn; her daughters: (Mel) Huxted, Sylvania, Deborah Frederick, Saskatoon; her son: George (Kim) Frederick, Saskatoon; four grandchildren, eleven great grandchildren; step sons: Kevin (Koryna) Wallace, Delburn, AB, Dean (Laura) Wallace, Melfort; step daughter, Marlene (Randy) Biles, Wawanesa, MB; six step grandchildren; daughter-in-law Louise Frederick, Regina; one sister-in-law: Evelyn Andrews, Weyburn, along with numerous nieces and nephews. Victoria was born in 1924, the youngest of 13 children born to Anton and Anne Andrews of Colfax. In 1943, she married Joseph Frederick from McTaggart. They had four children, Francis, Charmaine, George and Deborah. Her husband Joe passed away in 1979 and her oldest son, Dr. Francis Frederick died in 2003. She was the proud grandmother of four grandchildren and had 11 great-grandchildren. In 1983, she married Neil Wallace and became step-mother to his two sons Kevin (Koryna) and Dean (Laura) and his daughter, Marlene (Randy). She was also grandmother to six step-grandchildren. She died just short of their 29th wedding anniversary. Vicky worked many years, until her retirement, in the kitchen at the Weyburn Union Hospital. She was an avid gardener and had many beautiful and unusual flowers in her yard. She enjoyed having people over and producing delicious meals. She liked to bake and was well known for her homemade pies. She had her own apple trees and made many pies each fall from their bounty. Dr. Philip Fong loved her saskatoon pies and she kept him supplied for many years. Through the years Vicky made numerous crocheted afghans for all her extended family. Vicky loved to watch the birds and squirrels that came to her feeders. She especially loved hummingbirds and had one favorite bird no one else ever heard of – a pecker headed owl. She also had a soft spot for horses because her father had looked after the Lipizzaner horses in Austria before he came to Canada. After meeting Neil, Vicky started going camping and fishing and enjoyed those activities immensely. They also loved to play cards, so if you went to see them, you had to have your quarters ready for a cut throat game of rummy. In 2005, Vicky and Neil sold their house and moved into a suite, as all the work was getting to be too much for them. In 2006, Vicky had a stroke that robbed her of her ability to put her thoughts into words but she fought back and was still able to convey most of what she meant. Although she never totally got her speech back, she kept her sense of humor. The last few years were a series of ongoing health problems, but she never let them overwhelm her. She was far too independent for her own good, as family members and nursing staff would agree. Vicky wanted everyone to remember her for just being herself and the joy she took in her family and life. At family request no funeral service will be held. Interment will be held at Hillcrest Cemetery, Weyburn, at a later date.
WALLACE - William Edward "Bill". On Monday, January 26, 2004 William Edward Wallace, late of Weyburn, passed away at Souris Valley Extended Care Centre, at the age of 88 years. Predeceased by his father, Edward (1967) and mother, Rebecca (1990), sister Margaret Tallman (1990), brother-in-law Homer Tallman (1981), and nephew Robert Tallman (1935). Bill is survived by his sister Maye Wallace of Weyburn, and brothers: Arthur Wallace of Weyburn, and Robert M. (Valerie) Wallace of Regina; nephews and nieces: Barrie Tallman; Robert Wallace (Marilyn) and their children: Robert, Susan, Nancy; Ian Wallace (Judy) and their children: Stephanie and Christine; Elizabeth Gregario (Manny) and their children: Daniel, Andrea, Matthew, Christian; and his feline friends, Esme and Barnaby. Bill was born September 9, 1915 in Weyburn. He took his schooling to grade 7 at Souris public school. He was employed as a laborer with a concrete contractor at the building of the Weyburn airport; Weyburn Flour Mills and Lang's Beverages. Bill was an avid sports fan of both hockey and baseball: particularly the Weyburn Beavers, Weyburn Red Wings, Detroit Red Wings and Toronto Blue Jays. He enjoyed fishing and hunting and his hobby of constructing children's wooden toys. Funeral service was held Friday, January 30 at 2:00 p.m. from Grace United Church, Weyburn, conducted by Gary W. Goran. Interment followed at Hillcrest Cemetery. The pallbearers were: Jack Forsberg, Ken Hill, Richard Thomas, Erskine Sandiford, John Hulbert and Ken Reiser.
WALLIS - David Wallis passed away with his family by his side on Tuesday, August 20, 2002 at the age of 72 years. He was born in Forward on December 22, 1929 to Charles and Marie Wallis. David was predeceased by his parents, his sister Peggy Cook and nephew David Cook. He is survived by his loving wife Audrey, two daughters Shelley (Gerald) Hippe and Brenda (Paul) Milatz, four grandchildren Danica, Rogan, Meagan and Justin, one sister Betty Koenig, three nieces and one nephew. David went to school at Coral, Forward and Khedive. He farmed at Forward from 1947-1967. In 1967 he moved to Weyburn and became a truck driver. He loved doing yard work, gardening and just being outdoors. David had a great love for his children and grandchildren. He enjoyed nothing more than watching his grandsons play hockey and listening to his granddaughters play the piano. David loved music and had a great sense of humor. A memorial service was held Friday, August 23 at 10:30 a.m. from St. Vincent de Paul Roman Catholic Church, Weyburn. Prayers were at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, August 22 from St. Vincent de Paul Roman Catholic Church. Father Albert Schmitz officiant. Interment to follow at Hillcrest Cemetery.
WALMSLEY - Melvin James 'Bud' passed away at the Regina General Hospital on July 7, 2000 at the age of 67. He was born at Bowsman, MB, January 21, 1933. He is survived by his loving wife of 18 years, Joyce of Weyburn; two daughters: Joanne (Merv) of Redwater, AB and Kathryn of Fort St. John, BC and one son, Randall (Paddie) of Claresholm, AB; his grandchildren: Barbara (Paul), Michael (Kelly), Devlyn, Dylan and Katie, and one great granddaughter Carly Alissa Marie Lietz; his mother Anna; sister Della (Stan); brothers: Con (Shirley), Keith (Evelyn), Murray (Myrna); numerous nieces, nephews and cousins. He is also survived by two close special family friends, Ron and Jan Frayn. He was predeceased by his father Norman and brother Ron. Bud was raised at Bowsman, MB on the family farm and attended Brierly School. He was married January 19, 1955. After spending a short period in BC he moved to Weyburn where he has resided for over 44 years. He married Joyce Preston on January 14, 1982 in Weyburn. Bud enjoyed special family events and was happy to celebrate his mother and father's 60th wedding anniversary in 1990 and attend the Walmsley Family Reunion in 1997. He enjoyed traveling and visiting and meeting people. Bud loved his dog, and never tired of fixing bikes and playing a good game of checkers. Funeral service was held Wednesday, July 12, at 2:00 p.m. from Fletcher Funeral Chapels, Weyburn, with Colin Brodie and Richard King officiating. Interment followed in Hillcrest Cemetery, Weyburn. All those in attendance were considered to be honorary pallbearers. The active pallbearers were: Ron Frayn, Jim Nedelcov, Kevin Barsi, Michael Lietz, Stewart Walmsley and Scott Walmsley.
WALT - On Monday, June 14, 1999, Clarence Blake Walt, late of Weyburn, passed away at Wascana Hospital, Regina, at the age of 89 years. Predeceased by his father and mother, Ira and Lucy Walt; two brothers: Herman and Noble Walt; four sisters: Madeline Kerslake, Irene Williams, Mae Kempthorne, and Elva Seavy; two nephews-in-law: Lawrence Brady and Russ Carr. Clarence is survived by one nephew, Art (Gladys) Kempthorne of Ladner, BC; eight nieces: Elva (Don) Turner of Weyburn; Myrtle Brady of Weyburn; June Carr of Weyburn; Marjorie (Vern) Domes of Weyburn; Delva (Norm) Rebin of Saskatoon; Donna (Frank) Zimka of North Vancouver, BC; Carol (Dave) Jarvis of Florida and Vee Lynne (George) Pearson of Saskatoon; as well as numerous grand and great grand nieces and nephews. Clarence was born and educated in the McTaggart area. The Walt home was filled with music; and he played the saxophone in the family orchestra. Music was always a part of his life and remained his primary pleasure in his latter years. His initial career as a storekeeper in small town Saskatchewan was interrupted by World War II. Although he was wounded in the Italian campaign, he returned to service for the liberation of Paris. He was welcomed home by his family, and like many veterans, he opted for a career change, building cabinets. In 1948, he and his brother, Noble, built a new home in Weyburn for their parents, and Clarence was their live-in companion as they aged. During this time he honed his card playing skills with cronies in McTaggart and Weyburn; and honed his sweet tooth on the goodies baked by sisters and nieces. A graveside service was held Saturday, June 19 at 4:30 p.m. from McTaggart Cemetery, McTaggart, with Rev. John Ferrier officiating. Members of the Royal Canadian Legion formed an Honor Guard and held a Last Post Service.
WALTER - Ernest Frederick Walter, late of Weyburn, passed away April 7, 2012, at the age of 89 years. Ernest was predeceased by his parents: Lillian and Harry Walter, brother Jack Walter, sister Peggy Williamson, sister-in-law Beryl Shields and infant daughter Donna. He is survived by his wife of 62 years Alice, daughter Beth Graas, her husband Don, their children Erin, Alexis (Brad) Zerr, and Blair; daughter Susan Minard, her husband Gene and their children Christopher (Lindsay) and Lea and her husband David Hemphill and their children Sydney and Nash; as well as five sisters-in-law (Edith Bernard, Rea Pederson, Arvilla Carleton, Edna McGillivray, Dorothy Walter), many nieces and nephews and numerous cousins in England and B.C. Ernest was born on February 11, 1923. He grew up on the farm and had a genuine love for the land. He also loved to play hockey and spent many weekends clearing the ice on the dam and playing hockey with the neighbour boys. He played in the farmers league with the CCYM and then with the East Weyburn Aces. He took over running the farm from his father in 1949, married Alice Spence in 1950. In 1953, he contracted polio. It was thought that he wouldn’t survive this disease and if he did survive he would not be able to walk again. Through sheer perseverance he did walk again and farmed until 1996. Ernest was a member and active supporter of the co-op movements, the credit union, and the NDP. He was also a director with the Farmers Union. He was a trustee for the school unit board and on the executive for the Grand Bend Telephone company. He was a member of Calvary Baptist Church and was an usher for many years there. Ernest was one of the leaders for the woodworking club in 4-H. He was a talented carpenter and made many items for their home and in later years, his grandchildren. Alice and Ernest square danced with the Weyburn Twirlers at South Weyburn School. He was very proud of his daughters, Beth and Susan, and was appreciative of the work they did on the farm. He loved nature and enjoyed teaching all he knew to his daughters. His grandchildren meant the world to him. When they were around he always had a smile on his face and a twinkle in his eye. Extended family gatherings at the farm, visiting with his brothers-in-law, playing softball with his nephews, getting into trouble with his water pistol, wiener roasts after swimming in the dam, were the highlights of his life. His wonderful sense of humour and kind manner enamoured him to all that met him. Ernest was a true gentleman to the very last of his days and will be missed by all those whose lives he touched. A service of remembrance for Ernest was held on Wednesday, April 11 at 2:00 p.m. from Calvary Baptist Church, Weyburn, with Rev. Doug Loden, officiating. Interment followed at Hillcrest Cemetery, Weyburn. Honorary pallbearers were Evan and Mary Goranson, Ron and Gloria Miller and Don and Ollie Goranson.
WANNER - Berniece (nee Mahaffey). It is with sadness that her family wishes to announce the passing of Berniece Wanner (nee Mahaffey) on Wednesday, December 16, 2009 at Tatagwa Long Term Care Home, Weyburn. Berniece was predeceased by her parents; Henry (Doc) and Irene, brothers; Bill, Jim, Jack, Bob and sister; Hazel. She leaves to mourn her husband of 62 years Michael and their children; Richard (Marjorie) and their family Darren (Barb), Josh and Sydney, Terry (Al), Wendy (Gordon) Delbert and their family Krista (Matt) Avani and Noah, Michele (Dan) Ethan, and son Evan. She also leaves several sisters-in-law and many nieces and nephews. Berniece was born June 16, 1926 in the Colfax area. She met and married Michael Wanner on February 18, 1947. She worked in a dental office until the birth of son Richard then devoted her days to the loving care of her family. Mike and Berniece farmed in the North Weyburn area were Berniece was involved with the local Homemakers Club. Over the years, she worked beside her husband on the family farm. In 1972 they relocated to Weyburn and mom began her much enjoyed bowling career. She devoted much time to the care of her mother and sister after the death of her father. Poor health in her latter years limited her activities but, until her admittance to the care home, many fond memories exist of her famous Christmas gatherings. The family would like to take this opportunity to express our appreciation for the kind care of our mother. We feel very fortunate to have had the staff of House 6 and Dr. Fong during mother's time there. Prayers were held on Sunday, December 20, 2009 at 7:00 p.m. from RD Family Funeral Chapel, Weyburn. Funeral Mass was held on Monday, December 21, 2009 at 10:30 a.m. from St. Vincent de Paul Roman Catholic Church, Weyburn with Father Gerry Bauche celebrant. All in attendance at the service were considered Honorary Pallbearers. Interment to follow at a later date.
WANNER - Erna Emilie (nee Block). On Tuesday, January 10, 2006, Erna Emilie Wanner, late of Crocus Plains Villa, Weyburn, passed away at the age of 85 years. Predeceased by her husband, Joseph Wanner, January 29, 1996; her parents, Fredrick and Selma Block; one brother, Otto Block and his wife, May; and brother-in-law, Werner Strecker. Erna will be lovingly remembered by her sister, Martha Strecker of Fort Saskatchewan, Alberta; her close friend, Alma Pearson of Weyburn, many in-laws, nieces, nephews and friends. Erna Emilie Wanner was born September 10, 1920 at Bromhead. She grew up on the family farm south of Bromhead with parents, Fred and Selma Block and two siblings, Otto and Martha. She lived south of Bromhead until 16 years of age, then moved to B.C. with her parents, where she found employment as a maid for one year. They moved back to the family farm, then she moved to Estevan where she met her husband, Joe Wanner. After their marriage on July 18, 1951, they moved to Fort Qu'Appelle where she worked as a nurse's aid at Fort San. They then moved to Weyburn where she has resided until her passing. Erna was involved with the South Sask. Regiment through her husband, Joe. They attended the reunions for many years. She was a seamstress and enjoyed needle point and loved dancing. Erna was a very organized person and dedicated her life to caring for others. She was very devoted to her family and friends. She will be lovingly remembered and sadly missed by all she knew and loved. Funeral service was held Friday, January 13 at 2:00 p.m. from Fletcher Funeral Chapel, Weyburn, with Rev. John Ferrier officiating. Interment followed in Hillcrest Cemetery, Weyburn.
WANNER - Koleta Cecelia (nee Thiel). On Friday, March 29, 2002, Koleta Cecelia Wanner, late of Weyburn, passed away at the age of 86 years. Predeceased by her mother and father, Theresa and William Thiel; her husband Mike Wanner in May 1982; one granddaughter Tammy Carlson in March 1970; three brothers; seven sisters; three brothers-in-law and three sisters-in-law. Koleta is survived by seven children: Kathy (Ted) Wengrowich of Surrey, BC; Dennis (Marlene) Wanner of Weyburn; Gerald (Heather) Wanner of Dundurn; Dianne (Dale) Carlson of Midale; Debbie Fee of Regina; and Susan (Dave) LeGrow of Prince Albert; 21 grandchildren and 14 great grandchildren; two sisters-in-law: Pat Wanner and Joy Thiel; one brother-in-law John Wanner; and numerous nieces and nephews. Koleta was born January 30, 1916, on the family farm in Goodwater. She attended school in Slager and Little Butte. She married Mike on May 26, 1938 in Crosby, N.D. Koleta was a homemaker and mother and loved spending time with her family, crocheting. She also enjoyed crafts and playing cribbage with new founded friends at Bison Manor. She was a life time member of the Legion Ladies Auxiliary, South Sask. Branch #306 and was also a member of C.W.L., Halbrite, St. Francis Regis Church. Prayers were held Sunday, March 31 at 7:00 p.m. from Fletcher Funeral Chapel, Weyburn. Funeral mass was held Monday, April 1 at 10:30 a.m. from St. Vincent de Paul Roman Catholic Church, Weyburn. Interment followed in Green Acres Memorial Gardens, Weyburn. Active pallbearers were Bob Wanner, Louis Woodard, Albert Ernest, Lyle Collins, Don Bohn and Joe Thiel. Koleta had a pleasant cheerful and loving attitude which will always be remembered by all who knew her.
WANNER - Michael Edward Wanner, late of Weyburn, SK passed away Monday October 8, 2012, at the age of 87 years. Michael was predeceased by his wife of 62 years, Berniece; brothers: Kasper, Joseph (Little Joe), Jake and Joe; sisters: Julia, Emily, Justine, Madeline, Clara, Edythe awnd Ronli (Rose). He leaves to mourn his son, Richard (Marjorie) their son, Darren and his children: Josh and Sydney and daughter, Terry (Al); his daughter, Wendy (Gord) and their daughters: Krista (Matt) and their children Avani and Noah; Michele (Dan) and their children: Ethan and Ryan; son, Evan; sisters: Margaret and Caryl; sister-in-law, Mary as well as numerous nieces, nephews and cousins. Michael was born on a farm just east of Weyburn, the youngest of 14 children. After several moves, the family settled on a farm north of Weyburn. Dad proudly raised 62 crops before retiring in 2006. He was a dedicated member of the local committee and on the Board of Directors of the Saskatchewan Wheat Pool as well as a director of the Co-operators Insurance Company. Mike will be remembered for his quiet strength and his dedication to duty. Any bump in the road was accepted and dealt with calmly and with resolution. He was a favourite uncle as attested to by the many visits or phone calls on special occasions or when family members came to town. We would like to express our appreciation to Susan Grohn and staff at Eden Homes as well as the staff of House 1 at Tatagwa View. The care of our father was exemplary. Thanks to you all! Prayers will be held on Thursday, October 11, 2012 at 7:00 p.m. from RD Family Funeral Chapel, Weyburn, SK. Funeral Mass for Michael will be held on Friday, October 12, 2012 at 10:00 a.m. from St.Vincent de Paul Roman Catholic Church, Weyburn, SK with Father Gerry Bauche, celebrant. Interment to follow at Hillcrest Cemetery, Weyburn, SK. All in attendance are considered honorary pallbearers.
WANNER - Paul Peter. On Thursday, October 9, 2003, Paul Peter Wanner, late of Weyburn, passed away at Souris Valley Extended Care Centre, at the age of 79 years. Predeceased by his parents, Mathius and Pauline Wanner; first wife, Verna; son Larry; his brothers: Tony and Joe and granddaughter Katharine Tysowski. Paul is survived by his wife, Kay of Weyburn; children: Margaret Tysowski of Kamsack; Rita (Lorne) Tuplin of Victoria, BC; Gerald (Allyson) of Sherwood Park, AB; Rick (Shelley) of Weyburn; Donna (Garnet) Moore of Weyburn; Bill (Tamara) of Beechy; stepson, Clarence (Cindy) Bachman of Strathmore, AB; and stepdaughter Gloria Ann (Helmut) Schmidt of Niagara Falls, ON; 15 grandchildren; two step grandchildren and another on the way; one great grandchild with another on the way; brothers: Matt (Jeanne) Wanner of Torquay, Alphonse (Lucy) Wanner of Chilliwack, BC; Willie (Adeline) Wanner of Estevan; Ed (Etta) Wanner of Regina; sisters: Petronella Weiler of Vancouver, BC; Connie (Pat) Conlon of Windsor, ON; Theresa Dukart of Estevan; sister Ann Wanner of Surrey, BC; Mary Novak of Maple Ridge, BC; aunt, Mary Mickel of Regina; as well as many nieces and nephews. Paul made his arrival into this world on December 28, 1923 at Mount Green, SK. His parents, Mathius and Pauline were delighted with their belated Christmas present. He always described himself as being the 'pickle in the middle'. He rather liked his spot in the family of 14. Farming and baseball occupied his life while growing up. As a bachelor, he worked a variety of jobs from hauling coal to custom combining in the States. He fell in love with a beautiful figure skater, Verna Wallin. They married on June 21, 1950 and their first home was on a farm near Torquay. Margaret Anne and Rita were born to them while there. A farming accident caused Paul to rethink his dream of farming. After checking out jobs in Regina and Moose Jaw, God led them to Weyburn where Paul found work at the Saskatchewan Hospital. Gerald arrived shortly after the move to Weyburn and Larry came two years later. Rick, Donna and Bill joined the family in rather quick succession. A God-given desire for his own business led Paul to create "Wanner Janitorial Service". He provided the maintenance and care of many homes and local businesses. Near his retirement, a contract with SaskPower led to a permanent position there. Paul and Verna suffered a deep loss in 1977 when their son, Larry, died in an accident. In 1986, Paul lost Verna, his friend and marriage partner of 36 years to a battle with cancer. Paul retired from SaskPower in May of 1987. Retirement afforded him the opportunity to play cards and many games of snooker at the Wheatland Center. He got to do what he loved best, eat sweets and socialize. During this time he met Kay Bachman, a fellow card player. When they partnered up in cards, they made a winning combination which they made permanent on September 21, 1991. Paul began experiencing a number of serious health conditions in 2002. In early November, he underwent a quadruple bypass operation. In December he was diagnosed with cancer. Paul endured his lengthy illness without complaint. He was hospitalized on August 30 and was moved to the Souris Valley Extended Care Center on September 22. During this time, he received excellent care and passed away peacefully on October 9, 2003. Paul left a wonderful legacy to his family: his deep commitment to his children and his grandchildren, his unwavering faith and rich prayer life, a love for laughter and a generous gift of hospitality. He shall be missed greatly, but his lessons of love and kindness will continue on. Prayers were said Monday, October 13 at 7:00 p.m. from Fletcher Funeral Chapel, Weyburn, with Jean Wagner Lay Presider. The funeral mass was held Tuesday, October 14 at 10:30 a.m. from St. Vincent de Paul Roman Catholic Church, Weyburn, with Father Albert Schmitz, Celebrant. Interment followed in Hillcrest Cemetery, Weyburn. The "Paul" bearers were: Clarence Bachman, Bernie Kot, Ron Klein, Cyril Marcotte, Brian Winters and Ed Kuhn.
WARRINER - Gordon Durnin. On Tuesday, January 18, 2005, Gordon Durnin Warriner passed away at the Weyburn General Hospital at the age of 90 years. Gordon was born November 11, 1914 at Waskada, Manitoba. Predeceased by his mother and father, George and Lizzy Warriner. Gordon is survived by his family: son, Albert Warriner of Regina; daughter, Evelyn Trachsel of Regina; daughter, Linda (Bob) Trachsel of Weyburn; son, Mervin (Charlene) Warriner of Weyburn; as well as several grandchildren, great grandchildren, nieces and nephews. A Private Family Service of Remembrance was held on Sunday, January 23 with Ron Mrychka officiate. Interment followed in Hillcrest Cemetery, Weyburn.
WATLING - John Alan Watling. On Monday March 8, 2010, John passed away at the age of 63 years. John was born in Calgary on February 27, 1947, the third son of Bill and Betty Watling. When he was 2 years old, the family moved to Moose Jaw where John grew up. During this time, the most important thing to him was playing sports, especially baseball. After high school, John worked at Valley View Centre, went on to take lectures and graduated as a Registered Psychiatric Nurse in 1969. On September 5, 1970, he married Jean Lichacz. In February 1974, they moved to Peace River where John was employed by the Alberta Dept. of Health and Social Development. On November 12, 1974, John began working in Weyburn for Core Services, now known as Community Living. During the following years he obtained a certificate in Social Work. He retired in October 2001. John's greatest love in life was his family. A lot of his time was spent watching his children, Karyn and Ryan, play sports. He was also a great coach, and was always willing to help. John enjoyed watching all sports, especially the Toronto Maple Leafs and the Edmonton Eskimos. He also enjoyed attending Weyburn Red Wing games. His other interests included working in the yard, history and cars. John was a kind, generous man and will be greatly missed. John was predeceased by his parents Bill and Betty Watling; brother, Ian Watling and brother-in-law, Calvin Paysen. John is lovingly remembered by his wife Jean; his children, Karyn (Shawn) Schutz, Regina; Ryan (Connie) Watling and their children, Mary and Dominic, Yorkton; siblings, Bill (Anne) Watling, Nova Scotia; Pat Watling, Moose Jaw; Mike (Dawn) Watling, Clavet; Barb Paysen (Dave Wipf), Central Butte, as well as several nieces and nephews. At John's request a private interment will take place at a later date.
WATSON - Charlotte Lorraine. On Monday, May 20, 2002, Charlotte Lorraine Watson, late of Weyburn, passed away at the age of 82 years. Predeceased by her parents, Adam and Margaret; two brothers: Arnold Halladay and Joe Cooper; and by her husband, Norman Watson in 1998. Charlotte is survived by her five daughters: Carol Watson (Doug Sorsdahl) of Weyburn; Norma (Don) Pulfer of Weyburn; Wendy (John) Coombs of Fallbrook, ON; Heather Watson of Benson and Shannon Watson of Perth, ON; her grandchildren: Bobbie, Leigh, Matthew, Adam, Micaela, Josiah and Alex and by one great granddaughter, Faith; sister, Elaine Haughian of Picture Butte, AB; four sisters-in-law: Margaret Cooper of Saskatoon, Bertha Halladay of Moose Jaw, Pearl Surring of Weyburn and Jean Roome of Weyburn; as well as nieces and nephews. Charlotte Watson was born September 18, 1919 at Lawson, where she was raised on a homestead. She took her nurse's training at the Regina Gray Nuns Hospital. After her marriage she lived all her life in Weyburn. Charlotte worked at the General Hospital on South Hill in Weyburn, then she worked for years as the night supervisor of the Weyburn Union Hospital. Charlotte loved her cards and her friends at the Wheatland Senior Centre. She was involved with the Schizophrenia Association and the Calvary Baptist Church. She loved to garden, especially flowers, play cards, needlepoint and reading in her later years. She was a mother hen who loved all her children. A memorial service was held Friday, May 24 at 3:00 p.m. from Calvary Baptist Church, Weyburn, with Pastor Wally Frank officiating. All those in attendance were considered to be honorary pallbearers. Interment will be at a later date.
WATSON - Margaret Rose (nee Irvine). On Thursday, February 28, 2008, Margaret Rose Watson passed away at Weyburn Special Care Home at the age of 67 years. Predeceased by her parents, Orville and Hazel Irvine; her husband, Elwood Watson; brother, Glenn Irvine and sister, Grace Irvine. Margaret will be lovingly remembered by her sister, Florence (Cyril) Roberts of Regina, as well as numerous nieces, nephews, relatives and friends. Margaret Rose Watson was born May 13, 1940 on the family farm near Yellow Grass. She was the youngest of four children born to Hazel and Orville Irvine. She attended Sunny Dale School and later attended high school in Yellow Grass. After obtaining her grade eleven, she went to Saskatoon where she attended nursing school. She was unable to finish nursing school as she decided to take a different career path. She came back to Regina and attended hair dressing school, she loved to do hair for the family as well as for friends. Margaret loved to play the accordion as a young child, she had a love for music. She was very fond of cats and was an avid reader. Margaret loved to go on family picnics with her sisters and brother, nieces and nephews. She enjoyed the visits from her sister Florence and brother-in-law, Cyril. Margaret attended church with the family in Yellow Grass and after marriage, she attended church in Weyburn. On May 28, 1971, Margaret married Elwood Watson in Weyburn. They made their home in Weyburn where she lived until her passing. Margaret loved to go back to Yellow Grass to visit her mother and sister while they were still living. She made many trips to Regina to visit her sister Florence and Florence's children. She was always eager to see her nieces, nephews and great nieces and nephews. Her family was very important to her. The family would like to thank Bernice, Denise and Karen for taking care of Margaret, as well as the staff of Weyburn Special Care Home. A Memorial Service will be held Saturday, March 22, 2008 at 2:00 p.m. from Fletcher Funeral Chapel, Weyburn, with Rev. Barnabas officiating. Interment to follow in Green Acres Memorial Gardens, Weyburn.
WATTS - Hazel (nee Waddell), late of Weyburn, SK passed away quietly and with dignity with her family by her side on November 29, 2010, at the age of 89 years. Hazel was the much loved wife of the late Richard Watts (1993) and was predeceased by her parents, Jean and James Waddell, her daughter, Peggy Watts, two sisters: Helene Watts and Shirley Russell, and sons-in-law: Nestor Halun and Brian Boden. Hazel is survived by her son, Jim (Lois) Watts, Weyburn, SK, and her daughters: Gayle Halum, Edmonton, AB, Lynda (Roger) Huel, Weyburn, SK, Louise Boden, Kelowna, BC, Brenda (Vic) Istace, Ryley, AB, Judy Jesse, Weyburn, SK, Carol (Mick) Samenook, Weyburn, SK, Jane Travis, Weyburn, SK, Cheryl (David) Easton, Regina, SK; twenty-one grandchildren: Cara (James), Rod (Lori), Colin, Marty, Tania, Jason (Noel), Nathan, Richard, Amy (Bryan), Danette (Mark), Brad (Micaela), Paula (Robert), Kim (Mark), Steve (Jessica), Kevin (Denise), Janelle, Meagan (Gabe), Michelle, Nick, Carter, and Denae, twenty-two greatgrandchildren, her sister, Phyllis McGugan, Weyburn, SK, cousin, Doreen Bukowski, Weyburn, SK, sister-in-law, Sylvia (George) Sproat, Saskatoon, SK, as well as numerous nieces and nephews. Hazel had a quiet grace and a loving nature. She will be deeply missed by her family and friends. A service of remembrance for Hazel will be held on Saturday, December 4, 2010 at 2:00 p.m. from RD Family Funeral Chapel, Weyburn, SK with Rev. M. Barnabas, officiating. Interment to follow at Hillcrest Cemetery Weyburn, SK.
WAWRO - Alvin John. On Saturday, April 27, 2002, Alvin John Wawro, late of Regina, passed away suddenly at the age of 50 years. Predeceased by his father, John Wawro and his mother-in-law, Gertrude Wilson. Alvin leaves to mourn his loving wife, Susan Wawro of Regina and their three children: Brett Wawro of Calgary, AB, Lauren Wawro of Regina, and Michael Wawro of Regina; his mother, Jean Wawro of Weyburn; his sister, Gloria (Barry) Allen of Weyburn; his brother, Ken (Sandra) Wawro of Calgary, AB; his sisters-in-law, Gail Barsness (Chris) of Calgary, AB and Jackie Brown (Garry) of Chilliwack, BC; brother-in-law, Rob Wilson (Debbie) of Weyburn; as well as numerous aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and cousins. Alvin John Wawro was born December 30, 1951 at Weyburn. He attended elementary and high school in Weyburn where he thrived in sports and friendships. He went on to play junior and semi-pro hockey in Swift Current, Charlotte, NC, St. Petersberg, Fla, Kimberley, BC, and the U. of S. Huskies. He completed a business diploma in Moose Jaw in 1977. Alvin married Susan Wilson in 1973 while they were both university students. They moved to Regina in 1975 but always had a very special attachment to Weyburn and its people. He worked at S.G.I. in Finance and Human Resources and was a most dedicated employee. Alvin deemed his wife and kids were his hobby. He was very proud of their accomplishments no matter how minor. Alvin was a born manager and managed his family accordingly. After his dad's passing, he added "suitcase farmer" to his resume. He occasionally shocked people with his sly wit. Barry and Gloria's boat was to become his new second passion. Alvin coached his children in several sports and was a Beaver Cub leader. He had little time after working full time in town, farming and playing with his family. Alvin will be sorely missed by his family, friends and co-workers. Prayers were said Thursday, May 2 at 7:30 p.m. from Fletcher Funeral Chapel, Weyburn, with Mary Ann Seitz lay presider. The funeral mass was held Friday, May 3 at 11:00 a.m. from St. Vincent de Paul Roman Catholic Church, Weyburn, with Father Francis Hengen celebrant. Interment followed in Hillcrest Cemetery, Weyburn. All those in attendance were considered to be honorary pallbearers. The active pallbearers were: Richard Wawro, Daryl Davies, Brian Goranson, Wayne Wodzinski, Darwin Mott and David Pulfer.
WEAVING - Olga (nee Mekilok) Weaving passed away peacefully, due to complications after surgery, at the Rockyview Hospital in Calgary, Alberta, on Friday September 4, 2009, at the age of 82. Olga is predeceased by her parents John and Catherine Mekilok; loving husband Ken; step father Philip Huber; dear sister Jean Zander, brother-in-law Steve Zander; nephew Sidney Zander and brother-in-law Peter Zamchira. She is lovingly remembered by son Ken (Francis), grandchildren Scott, Erin and Lindsay Weaving; daughter Donna (Bill Benson) , grandchildren Paula (Kevin Hills), Shane Abel (Julie Cobb), and great grandchildren Cooper and Deacon Hills; brother Max (MaryAnn) Mekilok; sister Ann Zamchira. She will be missed by her nieces, nephews, their families, and her many friends. Olga was born in Fort William, Ontario (Thunderbay) on March 5, 1927. This is where she met and married her soul mate Ken in 1947, and this is where they began their family. In 1959, their adventurous spirits took them to Weyburn to take over the Weaving Denture Clinic, which they operated successfully until 1994. Although missing her family in Ontario, she fell in love with the wide open prairies of Saskatchewan and, while there, made many long lasting friendships. In 2003 Olga moved to Calgary and took up residence at Trinity Lodge where she was known for her outgoing personality and kindness. A celebration of her life was held at The Holy Name Catholic Church, Calgary, AB, September 19, 2009 at 11:00 am.
WEBB - Audrey Joan (nee Whitlock) Webb, born August 9, 1924, passed away Sunday, August 19, 2001 at Weyburn, at the age of 77 years. Predeceased by her parents, Nancy and Ellis Whitlock, brother Norman Whitlock, daughter Sharon Anne Webb and son, Brian Webb. Joan is survived by her husband of 56 years Harry Webb, Weyburn; one son Ron (Leann) Webb, Medicine Hat, AB; grandchildren: Shelley Tunney (Andrew Goerz), Spruce Grove, AB; and Janelle Webb, Medicine Hat, AB; great grandchildren: Jayden Tunney, Erik Goerz and Teagan Goerz. A private family service was held Wednesday, August 22 in the chapel of Assurance Funeral Services with Pastor Carol Dennison officiating. Joan was born in Little Gransden, Cambridgeshire, England. On August 28, 1944, Joan and Harry were united in marriage at Newton-on-ouse, County of York, England. In February 1945 Joan joined Harry in Canada and farmed north of Weyburn until 1980 when they moved into town. Joan was an active bridge player with the Weyburn Bridge Club as well as a member of Saskatchewan War Bride Association. She will always be remembered for her friendship and sense of humor. Joan loved living on the farm, her flowers, shrubs, rocks and especially the deer and squirrels that would be seen in town. Joan had a special place in her heart for her family especially her grandchildren and great grandchildren.
WEBB - Dorothy Helen (nee Pulfer) Webb died peacefully in Saskatoon's City Hospital ICU on February 17, 2007, after a brief illness. Mom was born Dorothy Pulfer on March 17, 1922, on a Weyburn farm, to pioneer-homesteader Robert and Fanny (Beamish) Pulfer. After completing her grade 12, and two years at Regina Business College, she became a medical stenographer first with the Canadian Army during WW II and then with a Regina physician. After marrying John (Jack) Hooper Webb in 1945, she became the family's home manager and engineer as Jack was on the road most of the time surveying western Canada. Jack's career took them briefly to Edmonton, AB and they finally settled in Saskatoon in 1954, where she supported him in a new business, Webb & Webster Surveys Ltd. Over the next several decades, she and Jack raised three children, helped charter the Grosvenor Park United church in 1954, and were active golfers, curlers, travelers, and community supporters with the Lions Club. She always had a spot in her heart for animals, was a beautiful seamstress, knit many sweaters and scarves for family and friends, and in later years she became an accomplished artist. Mom excelled in everything; however golf became her passion! She was a club president of both Holiday Park Ladies club and the Waskesiu Ladies club. She looked forward to their golfing and socializing every year as snowbirds in Arizona and at their summer cabin in Waskesiu. Dot was preceded in death by her parents, her brothers Arnold and Max, her sister Beryl, and her great granddaughter Maria Lloyd. She is survived by her husband of 61 years, Jack, their children Robert (Margaret) Webb, Meridee Webb, Tom (Dale) Webb, her brother Doug; and grandchildren, great grandchildren and many nieces and nephews. A memorial celebration of her life will be held at 2:00 p.m., Wednesday, February 21 at Saskatoon Funeral Home with her nephew, United Lay Worship Leader Jim Pulfer presiding, followed by a gathering at the WA Edwards Family Centre. Interment will take place at a later date in the Veterans section of Woodlawn Cemetery.
WEBB - Harry William Webb, born August 8, 1915, passed away Wednesday, January 23, 2002 at his home at the age of 86 years. Harry was predeceased by his beloved wife Joan in August of 2001; and by his parents Priscilla and Henry Webb; sisters Mae Dabrus and Gladys Taylor; his daughter Sharon Webb and son Brian Webb. Harry is survived by his son Ron (Leann) Webb of Medicine Hat, AB; his brother Allen (Irene) Webb of Nanaimo, BC; grandchildren Shelley Tunney (Andrew Goerz) of Spruce Grove, AB; and Janelle Webb of Medicine Hat, AB. His great grandchildren Jayden Tunney, Erik Goerz and Teagan Goerz. Harry was born in Corinne. He was education in Corinne and Regina. As a young man, Harry joined the Royal Canadian Air Force in 1940, and served in Burma, India, Ceylon and England. It was while Harry was in England that he met Joan Whitlock and was united in marriage on August 28, 1944. In February of 1945, Joan joined Harry in Canada where they farmed north of Weyburn. In 1980, they moved into town. Harry was active in minor hockey as a coach and executive member. He was also an active bridge player with the Weyburn Bridge Club and also at the Wheatland Senior Centre. Harry had a special place in his heart for his family and friends. He loved the farm and cherished drives into the countryside. Harry could always be counted on for a good conversation about farming. We will miss you Harry. A memorial service was held on Saturday, January 26 at the All Saints Anglican Church with Rev. Julie Collings officiating.
WEBBER - Donald Louis Webber, born April 14, 1921 at Yellow Grass the third child of Louis and Emily Weber. He went to school at Actonville School and afterwards became a contractor. While living in Weyburn he built many structures around the city. Donald passed away October 14, 2006. He will be missed by his family and friends. No funeral as per his request.
WEDIN - Roland Arnet Wedin, born November 7, 1912, passed away on Wednesday, October 15, 2003. He is predeceased by his wife Emma, sister Agnes and brother Kenneth and is survived by his brothers Arthur and Conrad Wedin. Roland enjoyed life to the fullest. He was a loving husband, a supportive father and grandfather, and friend to everyone that he met. His success in farming permitted an ideal life of retirement with Emma, which included winters of golfing in California and Texas, springtime in Weyburn and summers at White Bear Lake. We will miss his laughter, keen sense of humour and his ability to make everyone feel like family. He will be lovingly remembered by his children: Ormond (Heather) Wedin of Midale, Patricia (Howard) Manley of Calgary, AB, Jane (Dennis) Fletcher of Regina and Donna (Ray) LaCharite of Montreal, PQ; his seven grandchildren, two great grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews. Thanks for instilling in all of us a love of life and the joys of golf. Love you Dad! A family memorial service in celebration of his life was held on Monday, October 20, 7:00 p.m. from Fletcher Funeral Chapel with Rev. John Ferrier officiating. Interment will be at a later date.
WEGER - Reinhart Weger passed away January 28, 2004, at the age of 59. Left to mourn are his wife Beth and their five children: Connie (Dennis) Vance and their children Sarah and Paige, Ken (Lindsay Wolfe) and his daughter Alicia, Louise, Maureen (Cory Harrison) and Carl. Also mourning his passing are his sisters: Elsie Fichter, Freida (Ray) Lawrence and Kay (Harold) Casler and brother, Awald and many nieces and nephews as well as Beth's family: Gene (Bill) Till, Susan Graham and Bill Graham. Predeceased by his parents, Reinhold and Mathilda, brother Rudy, sister Lil Wondrasek, sisters-in-law Norma Weger and Maxine Weger, brothers-in-law Gordon Wondrasek and Ed Fichter as well as his father and mother-in-law, Ward and Mary Graham. Reinhart emigrated from Germany in 1948 and grew up on a farm in the Lampman area. He married Beth Graham of Arcola in May 1967 and they made their home in Weyburn. Ten years ago they purchased an acreage just outside of Weyburn where Reinhart was able to raise a few cattle, critters and feathered friends, as well as tend the large yard. Reinhart was a carpenter and ran his own business for many years and he built two beautiful homes for his family. Recently he enjoyed his work at the City of Weyburn and his new friends there. He especially enjoyed camping and his antique car. He suffered a fatal hear attack at the farm on Wednesday evening. Funeral service was held Saturday, January 31 from the Weyburn Free Methodist Church. Interment followed at Hillcrest Cemetery. Active pallbearers were Ken Stepp, Dieter Hase, Vern Robinson, Bill Houghton, Murray Williams, Hilarion Pohl and Ken Chessall.
WEINMASTER - Herb. The family is sad to announce that Herb Weinmaster passed away peacefully at the Regina General Hospital on March 26, 2002, following major surgery. Herb graduated from the University of Manitoba with an honours degree in education. He spent 32 years as principal of schools in Saskatchewan and Manitoba, the latest being 16 years at the Weyburn Jr. High. He was on executives of many educational organizations as well as being a member of several boards. Herb loved to golf both summer and winter and traveled extensively. He leaves to mourn his wife Rae (Mary Sue) two sons and a daughter: Bryon and his children: Chelsea and Garrick of Regina; Jackie (Wilson) Kent and her children: Michael and Kaitlin of Saskatoon; Kirk (Michele Beauchamp) and their daughter, Josee of Montreal, as well as sisters: Leah Browning of West Vancouver, Sally Mang of Regina and Martha Kavannagh of Port Angeles and brother Ed (Thelma) of Kelowna, as well as many dear sisters and brothers-in-law, nieces and nephews. Funeral service was held Saturday, March 30 at 2:00 p.m. from Grace United Church, Weyburn, with Gary W. Goran officiating minister. Pallbearers were: Glen Leach, Len Olfert, Jim Graham, David Achte-michuk, Derek Watson and Fred Thomson.
WEIR - Donald Doane Weir, late of Weyburn, passed away January 17, 2005 at the age of 68 years. He was predeceased by his parents, George and Nora Weir, and his grandson, Cody. Donald is survived by his children: Jeff (Lynda) Weir, Regina; Kevin Weir, Regina; Kurtis (Crystal) Weir, Regina; Ardelle (Robert) Kalman, Weyburn; his grandchildren: Jaxon Weir, Kent and Ryan Weir, Cortnie, Jason and Josh Kalman. Donald Doane Weir was born on April 16, 1936 in Estevan. In his early years, Don grew up on a farm in the Estevan area. In 1947, Don's family moved into Estevan. Soon after high school, he began working with Canada Post, where he would remain working until he decided to help his father on the farm. Due to complications with hay fever, Don would have to leave the farm. In 1966, Don married Shirley Andrews of Torquay. In 1968, Don and Shirley moved to Weyburn and purchased the Weyburn Taxi Service, which they owned and operated until 1978. Don returned to Canada Post in 1978 as a contract courier for the Weyburn area and remained there until recently. He was very enterprising and during his years in Weyburn, he would establish various other businesses. In his youth, Don was an accomplished baseball player, especially as a pitcher. He played several years for the Estevan Junior Maple Leafs. His love for sports never waned and would later become an important part of his children's lives. Throughout his life, Don also enjoyed activities such as card playing, cribbage, solving puzzles, reading and playing pool. Later in his life, he would take up cooking, which he enjoyed immensely. The funeral service for Donald was held on Friday, January 21, at 2:00 p.m. at the RD Family Memorial Funeral Chapel, Weyburn with Rev. John Ferrier officiating. Active Pallbearers were: Darrell Bernard, Wayne Danyluk, Rob George, Dean Huebner, George Kalman, and Monte Marshall. Interment followed at Green Acres Memorial Gardens, Weyburn.
WENGER - Pete Wenger, 81, passed away December 16, 2003 in Abbotsford, BC. His wife Joyce predeceased Pete in May 1993. Pete and Joyce resided in Weyburn from 1946 to 1986 when they moved to the gentler weather of Abbotsford. Their daughter Carol, Edmonton, AB, and son, David, Mission, BC, survive them.
WENMAN - Alice Ann (nee Kaip) Wenman passed away at Jubilee Hospital, Vernon, BC on Tuesday, January 13, 2004 after a brief illness with cancer. Alice was born at Weyburn on August 2, 1940 and married Gerald Nelson Wenman at Weyburn on April 18, 1959. They spent their first few years of married life in Weyburn, then on to Beechy where Jerry barbered and coached hockey. From there they spent many years in British Columbia, both in Vancouver and Vernon. In 1981 they moved to Calgary where they resided until Jerry retired and they bought a trailer on the Okanagan Lake at Vernon, BC. Alice was not, as yet, retired but worked at her job with I.B.M. from her home. She was a self-taught computer expert and loved computers. Alice will be sadly missed by husband Gerald, four daughters, Sandy and Terri Wenman, Calgary, AB, Carla Turner, Calgary, and Shelly (Michael) Gunn of Lillooet, BC, also her kindred spirit, granddaughter, Anna Wenman of Calgary. She will also be lovingly remembered by her sisters, Lorraine (Walter) Hoppe, Carlyle, and Wendy (Bill) Bell, of Ft. Saskatchewan, AB; her brother-in-law Hilarion Pohl of Weyburn. Left to mourn her passing are many nieces and nephews. Predeceasing her were her parents, Max and Anne Kaip, and her sister Judith Pohl, all of Weyburn. Alice's wish was to be cremated and her ashes scattered on the places she loved, so some of her ashes will be buried in Hillcrest Cemetery at the foot of her parents' grave this summer. Her funeral mass was held January 17 at St. Joseph's Catholic Church in Armstrong, BC.
WENMAN - Gerald "Jerr". On October 7, 2005, Gerald Wenman passed away suddenly of a brain aneurysm at the age of 69 years. He was predeceased by his wife of 45 years, Alice, who died in January, 2004. He will be greatly missed by Sandy Wenman, Terrie Wenman, Carla Turner and partner Blair Cosgrove, all of Calgary; Shelley and Mike Gunn of Lillooett, BC; and his only grandchild, Anna Wenman and her partner, Alex Matthew of Calgary. He spent his final days with a special friend, Thelma Hardy of Edmonton. Jerry will also be missed by many relatives, including, the Bell's, Hoppe's and Pohl's; as well, long time friends from his high school and hockey playing days in Maidstone and Weyburn. Jerry was predeceased by his sister, Wendy; his parents, Sandy and Otto in 1972. Memorial Service, Wednesday, October 12 at 3:30 p.m. at Park Memorial Chapel, Edmonton, AB with Reverend Duncan MacDonnell officiating. Cremation has taken place in the Park Memorial Crematorium.
WEIS - Fred Weiss was taken away from us by cancer on December 28, 2001 at the age of 75 years. He passed away at the Weyburn General Hospital. He was predeceased by his father and mother, Albert and Matilda Weiss; and three sisters: Evelyn Leitch, Frieda Elhert and Ida Trulson. Fred is survived by his son, Garry (Kathie) Weiss of Weyburn; grandchildren: Tammy Weiss of Regina, Ammie Weiss of Weyburn, Brie Day of Saskatoon, and Owen Day of Weyburn; and great grandson, Nathaniel Weiss of Weyburn; as well as his sisters: Elsie Louewen of Regina, Natalie (James) Coupe of Toronto, ON, Irene (Peter) Steinhauer of Regina, Hilda (Jack) Barnett of Surrey, BC, and brother Ewalt (Ave) Weiss of Estevan; plus numerous nieces and nephews. Frederick Walter Weiss was born December 14, 1926 in Lang, and spent much of his early life on a farm nearby. He later moved to Weyburn and took up automotive mechanics. He worked at this for over 35 years. After then becoming tired of this trade he decided he would take life a little easier. Fred took up a maintenance at numerous apartment buildings in town. On top of this, he then took on a maintenance job at Nickle Lake Regional Park, and then on to Dr. Mainprize Regional Park. This was what he truly enjoyed, working outside with grass, flowers and trees. He will be sadly missed by his family and close friend, Marie Barker. A memorial service was held Wednesday, January 2, 2002 at 2:00 p.m. from Fletcher Funeral Chapel, Weyburn, with Rev. John Ferrier officiating. All those in attendance were considered to be honorary pallbearers.
WESMAN - Carl. On June 29, 2008 at Weyburn Hilltop Manor Personal Care Home, Carl Wesman, beloved husband of Peggy, died at the age of 92 years. Carl is survived by his wife Peggy and nephews, Neil & Sandra Findlay and their children, Katie & Claire; Ian & Doug Findlay. Carl lived a full life and enjoyed the many friends that he met over the years. His winters in Texas and the summers at White Bear Lake were special for Carl and Peggy. Carl will be sadly missed by his family, friends and anyone who came in contact with his spontaneous personality. A special thank-you to Hilltop Manor care workers and Manager, Lorri McAuley who Carl felt was the best of the best. A Memorial Service was held, Friday, July 4 at 10:30 a.m. at Fletcher Funeral Chapel, Weyburn.
WESMAN - Margaret "Peggy" (nee Mitchell). Peacefully, on June 2nd, 2010, Margaret "Peggy" Wesman passed away at the Weyburn General Hospital at the age of 97 years. Peggy is predeceased by her husband, Carl; her parents, Bert and Louise Mitchell and her sister, Maudie (Murray) Findley. Peggy leaves to mourn her nephews: Neil and Sandra Findlay and their children: Katie and Claire of Goodwood, Ontario; Ian Findlay; Doug Findlay, and Gerry Holtz; niece, DonnaLynn Holtz and her godchild, Shellie Pocuik; as well as numerous relatives and friends. Peggy was born March 1, 1913 in Toronto, ON to Bert and Louise (nee: Waggett) Mitchell. Peggy and her husband, Carl had a wonderful life making numerous friends throughout their travels. Her winters in Texas and the summers at White Bear Lake were special for Carl and Peggy. Peggy’s wish to join her loving husband, Carl, is a blessing that she dearly longed for. Peggy and Carl’s last years were spent at Hilltop Manor in Weyburn where they received excellent care and kindness from the dedicated staff. Cremation has taken place. A memorial service was held Saturday, June 12 at 11:00 a.m. from Fletcher Funeral Chapel, Weyburn with Rev. John Ferrier officiating and organist, Helen Flaaten. Interment will be at a later date.
WEST - Robert Frederick. On Friday, May 14, 1999, Robert Frederick (Fred) West of Weyburn passed away suddenly at the Weyburn General Hospital. He was 88 years of age. Fred was much loved and will be missed dearly by his nieces and nephews: May Mazur; Herb and Irene Conn; Rose Marie and Len Gustensen; Betty Asten; Don and Donna West; Garth and Audrey West; Glenn and Emma Tindall, Ethel Kelly; Gordon and Kay Tindall; Phillip and Mabel Tindall; Vera and Elmer Ross; Dorland and Dorothy Tindall; Betty and Bill Garling; Maxine Cozart; Ernie and Diane Cozart; Abbie and Jean Cozart; Arnold and Fern Cozart; Wayne and Elaine Cozart; Lyle and Joyce Cozart; Ed and Marcil Cozart; Marilyn and John Coote; Sharon and David Manning; Haven West and Irma Jean and Dennis Kittelson. He is also survived by many great nieces and great nephews. Fred was predeceased by his parents, John West (born in Germany) and Jeannie Jack (born in Scotland), as well as four brothers: Henry, Ed, Jim and Gordon; and four sisters: Ella Conn, Mamie Tindall, Alice Tindall and Maggie Cozart. His wife Gladys (Greig) passed away in 1975 and his best friend, Ethel Fletcher, passed away in 1997. Fred was born February 24, 1911 at Weyburn. He attended South Weyburn School and earned a reputation as an exceptional math student and a great speller. He played hockey and baseball as a young man and continued to avidly enjoy both games as a spectator until his passing. After finishing school in 1924, he held many jobs in the Weyburn area and throughout Saskatchewan. He often talked about working on the Wascana Creek dredging project, and the attempt he made to homestead further north. The winter days of hauling grain to Weyburn for Mr. Castle with a team and sleigh were also memorable. In 1937, Fred left the dry prairies to try his luck in Sudbury, ON. Since Fred had experience with heavy machinery, he quickly worked his way up after landing a job in the mine. Fred's brother, Jim, and his young family, joined Fred in Sudbury in 1940. After working in the mine for a number of years, Fred and Jim started their own excavation contracting business. West Bros. was a successful enterprise until Jim's untimely death in 1955. Fred continued the business alone until 1969, when he retired to Weyburn because of Gladys' ill health. Even though they had lived in Ontario for thirty years, the frequent visits back to Weyburn for family events and special holidays enabled them to maintain close family ties and important friendships. Christmas was never quite Christmas if Gladys and Fred weren't with Mabel, Irma, Jean and Mrs. Greig - and most years they were. The best years were the ones when they stayed for a month instead of a week. Seasonal work certainly had its benefits. Since Fred and Gladys had maintained close friendships with many of their former classmates and their siblings, retirement in Weyburn was an easier adjustment. He always kept busy, at first buying and renovating houses for resale, later on tending and harvesting a huge garden on the West farm. He enjoyed the camaraderie with his hunting buddies while hunting birds each fall, and often talked about the trip to Manitoba for Canada Geese one year. He even tried his hand at golf. Fred was a man of many talents who was never too busy to help out. He was a perfectionist who felt every job should be done well. He welded, renovated, refinished furniture, and did some upholstery. His home is full of his special touches. Fred loved to garden, often starting many of his own bedding plants in January in his sunny dining room. The time spent with Ethel Fletcher was Fred's true retirement. They had many similar interests: cribbage, traveling, music, friends, eating out and of course, the Blue Jays games on TV. The big extended family birthday suppers in the 80's were memorable events, often they ended with cards late into the night. In more recent years, as Fred's health began to decline, he found it very difficult to limit his activity. He continued to look after his house and yard and rarely asked for help with even the strenuous tasks. He greatly feared that the day might come when he would be forced to move from his beautiful home or when he could no longer drive his much loved Roadmaster. Other than a couple of brief hospital stays, Fred was granted that wish. He died in hospital with his nephew Phillip and Rev. John Ferrier by his side. Funeral service was held Wednesday, May 19 at 2:00 p.m. from Knox Presbyterian Church, Weyburn, with Rev. John Ferrier officiating. Interment followed in Hillcrest Cemetery, Weyburn. Honorary pallbearers were: George Crane, Elmer Surring, Monty Adolph, Jim Giroux, Gordon Giroux, Jack Dow, Charlie Meek and Merle Leavens. The active pallbearers were: Larry Fletcher, Doug Conn, Ron Fellner, Travis Mealing, Brad Tindall and Tom Minard.
WEYMAN - Blanche Muriel (nee Puklicz) Weyman of Weyburn, passed away on April 24, 2003 at the age of 88 years. She was predeceased by her parents: Frank and Lena Puklicz and her husband, Joseph Weyman. Blanche is survived by one brother, Ed Publack of Weyburn and nephew, Doug (Laurie) Publack of Cold Lake, AB and their two children; Jason and Micki. Funeral service was held on Saturday, April 26 at 11:00 a.m. from St. Vincent de Paul Roman Catholic Church, Weyburn, with Father Albert Schmitz, Celebrant. Interment followed in Hillcrest Cemetery, Weyburn.
WHINCUP - Harold Avison Whincup died peacefully on April 2, 2002 at Hill House Hospice surrounded by his family. He was predeceased by his parents George Avison Whincup and Florence Lavinia Whincup; and his loving wife Doreen who passed away in 1978. Survived by his son Greg and daughter-in-law Sheila of Vancouver Island; and his son John, daughter-in-law Hilda and granddaughters Jennifer and Jaclyn of Richmond Hill, ON. Also a sister Nellie (Lloyd) Carr of Weyburn. Several nieces and nephews. Harold received his public schooling and high school in Weyburn. He then worked for Heintzmans Radio Dept. in Regina and later started a radio repair shop in Weyburn. When war was declared, he joined the S.L.I. in Saskatoon and rose to captain in the Signal Corp. serving in England, France, Belgium and Holland. He was married to Doreen Scrivener in 1946 and made their home in Toronto area. After earning his engineering degree, he worked for Ontario Hydro and then for many years as manager with North York Hydro. Friends visited with the family at 113 Gordon Rowe Cres. in Richmond Hill the evening of April 4 and at St. Mary's Anglican Church, Richmond Hill prior to the memorial service Friday, April 5 at 1:00 p.m. A reception followed the service.
WHITE - Frances (nee Smith) White of Calgary, AB, passed away Saturday, July 27, 2006 at the age of 89 years. Frances Laing Smith was born in Weyburn to Helen and Percy Maynard Smith on September 4, 1916. Her brother George Maynard was born on November 15, 1918. On the same date in 1941, she married Clifford White, Lt. Commander RCNVR. Frances received her Associate Diploma Conservatory of Music for Speech Arts, gold medal honours in 1969 from Mount Royal College. The following year, the Conservatory of Music awarded her a diploma. Her first public stage performance was in Weyburn at the age of three. Her love of the arts and music continued through her lifetime. She enjoyed singing in several choirs, enlivening as she did programs with Ryerson's, 50/50 Club, the Sierras Condo and Music Matinee. Fran was a member of PEO, Ryerson and Riverview United Churches and the Noteables. Frances wrote many self-published poems which were inspired by her deep spirituality, love of travel and the tropics, and connection with nature. Frances will be missed by her loving partner and best friend, Clifford Hubert White; her children Lynn Turnbull (Terry), Brian White (Maureen), Neil White (Barbara), Ross White (Jeannie); her grandchildren Suzanne (Derrick), Bill (Jen), Cale (Paula), Anna, Skylar (Karen), Laura, Sean, Ailen (Preston), Rachel, Jordan and Kelsey; as well as her great grandchildren Sarah Turnbull, Savannah and Marcus Georgeson and Theo White. Funeral service was held at Living Spirit United Church on Friday, August 4, 2006 at 10 a.m. with Rev. Harold Black presiding.
WHITEHEAD - Amelia (nee Alcorn) Whitehead passed away peacefully on Sunday May 25, 2003 in Weyburn, having been vibrant and active until the day she died. She will be greatly missed by family, friends, and the many to whom she was "Aunt Millie". Millie was born in Oxbow on July 1, 1911. While a high school student there, she distinguished herself by winning the provincial Bryant Oratorical Contest with a speech about the North. After attending Normal School, Millie taught in various locations, beginning at the one room school of Marconi, south of Oxbow, and ending at Souris School in Weyburn. She married Herbert Whitehead in 1943 and settled down in Weyburn. She was gifted choral director who inspired a love of music in several generations of young people. She was organist and choir director at Grace United Church. She directed the Harmonettes and other choruses while teaching music at Weyburn Collegiate, as well as giving individual singing and piano lessons. Her inquiring mind and spirit of adventure led her to earn a Bachelor of Arts degree at the University of Victoria in 1982, to travel in China, and to pursue creative writing in the form of poetry. She cherished her relationships with friends of all generations, and enriched the lives of all those who knew her. She was predeceased by Herbert (1960), and leaves daughter Maureen, son-in-law Edgar Dosman, granddaughters Alex and Katy Dosman, and dear friend Isabelle Butters. Funeral service wwas held on Saturday, May 31, at 2:00 p.m. from the Grace United Church, Weyburn, with Gary W. Goran officiating minister. Interment followed at HillcresCemetery, Weyburn. Pallbearers were: Todd Oliver, Cory Aston, Ron Jeffery, mel Barber, Richard Warner and Ron Endicotte.
WIBERG - Edna Mae (nee MacLean). Funeral service for Edna Mae Wiberg who passed away Tuesday, Dec. 26, 2000 at the age of 86 years, was held on Friday, Dec. 29 at 2:00 p.m. from the Weyburn Free Methodist Church, Weyburn, with Rev. Wade Fitzpatrick officiating. Interment followed in the family plot in Green Acres Memorial Gardens, Weyburn. Edna was born June 8, 1914 at Fillmore, and on August 11, 1932 married Rufus Wiberg and farmed in the Wheaton/Talmage district. In 1965 they moved to Weyburn and in 1987 Edna moved to Regina. In 1989 Edna lived at Sunset Extendicare Nursing Home, until her passing. She was predeceased by her parents: Allan and Mary MacLean; her husband, Rufus Wiberg; brothers: Donald MacLean, John MacLean and Lachlan MacLean; sisters: Margaret Pringle, Minnie Rittaler and Jean Lamont; one grandson, Baby Paul Evans. Edna is survived by one son: Don Wiberg of Fillmore, and his children: Del (Laurel) Wiberg of Caronport, Brenda (Murray) Loewen of Prince Albert, and their mother, Ann Spiers of Olds, AB; one daughter: Dorothy (Herbert) Evans of Regina; and their children: Lonny (Danielle) Evans of Regina, Lynn (Dean) Weston of Regina; great grandchildren: Jesse (Tasha), Jordan, Cassidy Wiberg, Tyler and Marta Loewen, Linnea Weston; one great great granddaughter, Skye Wiberg; one sister, Kathleen Sorsdahl of Stratford, ON. Active pallbearers were the grandchildren: Lonny Evans, Lynn Weston, Del Wiberg, Jesse Wiberg, Tyler Loewen and Murray Loewen.
WIBERG - Lillian May (nee Myer), formerly of Fillmore, passed away into the arms of Jesus peacefully on June 21, 1999 at 2:30 p.m. in Elmview Nursing Home, Regina, at the age of 86 years. Predeceased by her husband, Joseph in 1985; parents, Leonard and Lillian Myer; three brothers: Val, Leonard and Frank. She is survived by one daughter, Marion (John); one son, Larry (Sylvia); eight grandchildren and 11 great grandchildren. Lillian was born at Pilot Butte to Lillian and Leonard Myer. She had three brothers: Leonard, Val and Frank. Her parents later moved to Osage where she attended West Osage School. In 1932 she married Joseph Wiberg who farmed in the Wheaton District. They had two children, Marion and Larry. For several years Lillian and Joe spent their winters in Weyburn. After Joe was admitted to Souris Valley Regional Care Centre, Lillian moved to Weyburn where she lived until April, 1997. At that time she moved to Regina where she resided until her death. Joe died in 1985. Lillian spent many years worshiping at the Weyburn Church of God. She was involved in Women's Aglow for several years. God was an integral part of her life. Lillian was an avid reader and super cook. Every Christmas she would make hundreds of cookies for her grandchildren along with one of her specialties, Christmas pudding. Lillian will be dearly missed by her children, eight grandchildren, and 11 great grandchildren. Funeral service was held Sunday, June 27 at 3:00 p.m. from Fletcher Funeral Chapel, Weyburn, with Pastor Dennis Hall officiating. Interment followed in Hillcrest Cemetery, Weyburn. All those in attendance were considered to be honorary pallbearers. The active pallbearers were: Don Wiberg, Barry Wiberg, Dwayne Nelson, Gerald Nelson, Gordon Myer and Murray Foss.
WICK - Dean Allen Wick was born October 28, 1968 in Weyburn. He went to school in Griffin to Grade 9, then to the Weyburn Comp until Grade 11. Dean has worked at various jobs throughout his life time with his first being at Zellers as a stockboy. He then went on to work at Saskatchewan Brewers in Weyburn, a plant foreman for Carmack's Construction Nisku which took him all over. Dean worked for 17 years in the oil field, working on various rigs, working his way up to a driller. His last job was with Precison International in Mexico. Dean married Hollie on December 28th, 1991 at the Grace United Church and they have been blessed with three children: Richelle, Brayen and Kar-Lee. Dean loved to fish, golf, be with family, play cards, sit and talk about family history or how they did things in the "oldin" days. Dean also enjoyed cooking and he was a great cook. He especially loved to barcecue and would always invite people over. Dean loved to play tricks and practical jokes. He had a knack for giving everyone a nick name, eveyone on his rig had a nickname and they called him "Disco Dean". He even named the cows on the farm. Dean loved spending time with his children, going to hockey games and ball games, bowling, when he was home from Mexico. He spent many hours fishing with Brayen and Kar-Lee and loved to take Richelle to McDonald's. Family reunions and holidays, especially Christmas, were special times for Dean. Dean was a very caring person and sensitive person and would do anything for anybody. He never shied from work and wasn't afraid to get his hands dirty. He loved his job and put in many long hours. Dean passed away on December 8, 2003 in Weyburn at the age of 35. He leaves to mourn his wife Hollie and their children: Richelle, Brayen and Kar-Lee all of Weyburn; his father and mother, Carl and Loretta Wick of Weyburn; two sisters: Carla (Andy) Hellmer of Lacombe and their children: Cody and Austin; Melissa (Shawn) Skinner of Sylvan Lake, AB and their children: Kyra and Khale; his grandparents: Katherine Brooker of Weyburn, Nellie Olson of Wadena and Helen Smith of Weyburn; brothers-in-law: Chad Garland of Regina and Jason Altwasser of Vancouver, BC; father-in-law, John Garland of Weyburn as well as numerous aunts, uncles and cousins. Funeral service was held on Monday, December 15, at 2:00 p.m. from Grace United Church with Gary W. Goran officiating. Active pallbearers were: Dan Eddy, Wayne Knoblauch, Craig Jones, Edwin Kanac, Dale Chorney, Bill Slykhuis and Andy Hellmer.
WICKS - Elizabeth (nee Nagy). In loving memory. Elizabeth Wicks passed away December 24, 2000 in White Rock, BC. Born December 9, 1923 in Vejan, Czechoslovakia, Elizabeth was predeceased by her parents, Mary and Joseph Nagy, an infant brother, and three brothers-in-law. Elizabeth is survived by her husband Arnold, her son Eric (Gina), and grandchildren Travis, Tyson, Caylyn and Jamie; her sisters, Helen Mazak, Margaret Hoover, Mary (Evan) Goranson and Barb (Wes) Sloman; her brother-in-law, Don (Margaret) Wicks; sister-in-law, Jean Purdy, and by several nieces and nephews. Elizabeth's funeral service was held at the Calvary Baptist Church, Weyburn, on January 6, 2001. She will be very missed.
WIEBE - Ethel (nee Chester). We sadly announce the passing of our beloved mother, grandmother and great grandmother Ethel Wiebe on Thursday, May 23, 2013, at age 99 years. Ethel was an only child born to William and Ada Chesters in Glossop, Derbyshire, England, on February 23, 1914. At the tender age of three months she ventured across the Atlantic Ocean with her parents where they took up residence at Swift Current. Ethel had loving and caring parents. Her childhood days at Swift Current were full of fond memories shared with many friends and also relatives that came from England to live in the Swift Current area. Her dad and uncle shared a farm by Beverly and they travelled out there lots to visit Uncle George and Aunt Edith Chesters. Her best friend during school years and working years in Swift Current was her cousin Dolly Woodhall. From childhood days onward Ethel would keep in letter contact with first cousins that remained behind in England and also aunts, uncles and cousins that came over to North America. Ethel became a proficient badminton player and won several South Saskatchewan doubles tournaments with her female and male partners. She also took up tennis. She worked for Cooper and Co. in Swift Current. In 1939 Ethel met her lifetime partner and love Alfred Wiebe. In all the 48 years of marriage they were totally devoted to each other and no one ever knew of any disagreements between them. They were married in Swift Current June 3, 1940. Al was manager of Safeway at that time. They transferred to Regina and in the mid-1940s to Weyburn. In 1949 Al and Ethel bought a small Red and White corner grocery store at the corner of Bison Avenue and Government Road, one block south of their house, (they couldn’t take over the operation until 1950) where they worked side-by-side for many years. They were true pioneers that displayed dedication, honesty and loyalty. They valued their part-time help, Betty Doisy, delivery boys, friends and customers very much and would do anything to keep everyone happy, several times lending a helping hand for many families. They enjoyed many friends over the years and went to a few dances each year with the ‘dance crew’ – Irma and Jack McKinstry, Everett and Marguerite Beggs, Daisy and George Hill and John and Jean Robinson. Close friends and neighbours they also shared fun-time events with were the Pressman’s, Fletcher’s, Anderson’s, McKee’s, Becker’s, Kempthorne’s, Weir’s and Doisy’s. Ethel was a great homemaker and cook, serving up many English dishes and also learning some Mennonite meals which favoured Al’s heritage. Both Ethel and Al were avid golfers and members of the Weyburn Golf Club. Every year they would also set aside two weeks for a family holiday with their young daughter and occasionally Ethel’s parents would go along. One year in the 1960s Al surprised the family with a trip to England. He always hoped to save up so Ethel could see where she was born and also meet the cousins she had been corresponding with for over 40 years. It was a wonderful and very emotional trip. Ethel was a loyal member of IODE and also enjoyed bowling. The stores closed on Wednesday afternoons back then. Ethel joined the Wednesday afternoon bowling league and bowled for years on a team called The Rolling Pins. Everyone in that afternoon league became good friends with each other – a fun time. After they sold the store and with encouragement from Al, Ethel did things she never had time for when they worked in the store, one being curling. She also began meeting a few lady friends for tea weekday afternoons at the Weyburn Mall. It started with good friends Sally Pressman, Sally Mryglod, Regina Kobialka, Marie Hammer and Julia Brazenas. In later years more eventually joined. They would sit for a couple of hours each afternoon and share stories. It’s surprising how many people remember the ‘tea crew’ that sat at the front table at Grandma Lee’s in the mall. She was a very organized person. All sentimental things in the house were labeled as to when and where they came from which is a wonderful history memory. In 1989 Al suddenly passed away. Ethel was devastated but survived the challenging months ahead. She eventually moved to an apartment just around the corner on Bison Avenue, thus remaining in a familiar neighbourhood. In 2012 at age 98 she was cooking her meals and at age 99 still kept her banking records in a book, balancing it to a “T”. Ethel enjoyed reading until her eyesight became a problem and also did crossword puzzles for years. She followed Coronation Street from the beginning and loved all English-humour tv shows such as Keeping Up Appearances, Are You Being Served, and watching golf, curling and the news. Ethel had a keen ear for music, knowing what was totally on pitch or off, and enthusiastically took in every event she could that involved family. She was so proud of a singing group Octavius Singers that her daughter belonged to and wouldn’t miss a concert. Ethel tended to be a worrier and wanted everything perfect for her family. She loved her daughter Val unconditionally, totally loved, adored and lived for her granddaughters Tanis and Marlis and also loved very much the great-grandchildren Elyse and Jasper who affectionately called her GG. She was very proud and full of admiration for her son-in-law Doyle and was so happy with her grandson-in-law Ryan. She keenly followed all the activities of her family, especially the granddaughters as they grew up. Grandma saved all newspaper clippings or write-ups in a scrapbook for each of them. They were very close to their grandmother keeping in telephone contact and visited whenever possible. She gave full listening attention and did everything she could to help out if needed. Ethel was predeceased by the love of her life Al in 1989. Surviving are daughter Valerie (Doyle) Thomas, granddaughters Tanis Thomas and Marlis (Ryan) Woodard and great grandchildren Elyse and Jasper Woodard. Val, Doyle and family wish to thank all of Ethel’s friends for their loyalty over the years and for contributing to her happy life. When her physical capabilities starting deteriorating and with her eyesight failing she made the decision to go to a home at 98 years of age and enjoyed her stay there from day one. Her mind remained brilliant. We thank the staff in House Four at Tatagwa View for their care and compassion. Two or three stand out in our minds as extra special care givers – thank you so much. Thank you to Dr. Kaban and staff at Regina General Hospital. Also thank you to Dr. Jessie Warren and the nursing staff on Floor 3 Palliative Care of Weyburn General Hospital for your special care and compassion. Thank you to everyone for the support given, flowers, food, phone calls and cards of condolences received. We were so blessed to have Ethel as a mother, grandmother and great-grandmother. We will miss ‘mom’ very much. A special thank you to Rev. John Ferrier for your visit and wonderful service which included your choosing of the most meaningful and inspirational passages to read from the bible. Also thank you to Myron, June and staff at Fletcher Funeral Chapels. Your support and guidance helped us immensely at this difficult time. A graveside memorial was held at Hillcrest Cemetery on Tuesday, May 28, at 11:00 a.m. with Rev. John Ferrier attending. A lunch was held afterwards at Captain’s Hall.
WILLETT - James Lee Willett was born January 9, 1926, in Mesilla, New Mexico, to Ewan Chambers Willett and Bessie Brown Willett. He received his elementary education at Burkburnett, Texas, and his secondary education at Coffeyville, Kansas. He attended Harding College, in Searcy, Arkansas, where he earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Bible and social studies, with minors in English and education - and met his future wife, Nina Mae Spears. They were married on Christmas Day, 1945, in Coffeyville, Kansas, when they were both 19 years old. James graduated from Harding in 1947. In August of that year James and Nina moved to Hedley, Texas, where James preached for the Church of Christ and taught fifth grade. James and Nina's first son, Jimmy Lee, was born there on November 6, 1947. In the fall of 1950 James and Nina moved to Fullerton, Texas, where James preached full time for about 10 months. The next summer they moved to Nina's home town of Butler, Missouri, where James taught for seven years at Ballard School, the same school Nina had attended. James and Nina's second son, Dwight Arthur, was born in Butler on July 20, 1954. In 1958 the family moved to Lordsburg, New Mexico, where James taught and was librarian in a school whose student population was 80 percent Mexican. James also preached for the Church of Christ in Lordsburg for a few months, then started driving to Duncan, Arizona, and preaching there. After one year in Lordsburg the family moved to Bayard, New Mexico, a copper mining town in the foothills of the Rockies, where James preached full time for two years. James and Nina's third son, Edward Chane, was born in Silver City, New Mexico, on July 20, 1959. In 1961 James was hired to teach Grade 9 Bible, English, mathematics and a few other subjects at Lubbock Christian School in Lubbock, Texas. James also took a job as a preacher for the church in New Deal, Texas. A year later a group from New Deal started a new congregation, Sunrise Church of Christ, on the north side of Lubbock. James preached there for two years and led singing for another two. James started the choral program at Lubbock Christian High School, and over the four years he was there his chorus toured the region and made the school's very first record. James also coached basketball, started the pep club and sponsored it, and sponsored the "Young Timothys," a group of boys who were interested in becoming preachers or other church work. He sponsored the student council most years and the senior class all four years. In 1965 James and his family moved to Tulia, Texas, where for two years, James directed the junior and senior high school choirs and taught music in the public school. He was also named a deacon in the Tulia Church of Christ. In 1967, interested in teaching in a Christian school again James brought his family to Western Christian College in North Weyburn, Saskatchewan. Western Christian College became their home for the next 22 years, which James later called "some of the best years of our lives," and the years in which he felt he accomplished more than in all the rest of his life. James directed the chorus, coached basketball, taught Bible, and held various administrative positions, vice principle, dean of students and registrar. He sponsored the Grade 12 class and the student council for most of his time at Western. James' chorus toured extensively each spring break across Western Canada and the northern United States. The chorus sang twice on the floor of the state legislature in Helena, Montana, and for the lieutenant-governor of Alberta in his chambers. The chorus made several recordings and won many awards, developing an ongoing reputation for excellence. The basketball teams James coached won five provincial championships and participated in the provincial playoffs without winning another five times. James was honored with the Saskatchewan High School Sports Association Service Award in 1986. In the summers of 1970 and 1971 James returned to West Texas State College in Canyon, Texas, to finish work on his Master's Degree in Music Education. In 1972, James and Nina welcomed a foster son from Zimbabwe, William Chidowe, into their home. Within the Weyburn Church of Christ, James served as a deacon from 1969 until 1972 and as an elder from 1972 until 1998. He was the regular song leader for most his years in Weyburn and often took his turn preaching, as well. He also taught Bible classes, as he had at every congregation he had been a part of since 1947. James officially retired from teaching in 1987, but continued to teach part-time at Western for two more years, directing the chorus and teaching his two favorite Bible classes. When the school moved to Dauphin, Manitoba, in 1989, he and Nina decided to remain in Weyburn. For several years after his retirement James taught Music 100 as an extension class from the University of Regina. He continued to be a leader in the Weyburn Church of Christ, serving as an elder until 1998, and afterward continuing to teach, preach and lead singing as he was able. For the past several years James had preached monthly at the Williston Church of Christ, the last time on the morning before his death. James' hobbies included woodworking, photography, and, in the last few years, computers and the Internet. James Lee Willet will be remembered as a good and godly man who loved Christ, the church, his wife, his children, grandchildren and great grandchildren - and the hundreds of other people's children whose lives he touched and influenced through more than 40 years of teaching and a lifetime of serving God. James is survived by his wife, Nina, three sons and their wives, Jim, Dwight and Laurel, and Edward and Margaret Anne, and one foster son, William Chidowe. He is also survived by eight grandchildren and their spouses and four great grandchildren. Jim's two daughters and their husbands, Wendi and Kelsey Nordell and Keisha and Ken Patenaude, and Jim's son Torrey; Dwight's two daughters, Denae and Kamara; Edward's daughter, Alice; and William's daughters, Courtney and Keisha. James is also survived by four great grandchildren, Wendi and Kelsey's children Sheldon, Ross and Amber, and Keisha and Ken's son Justin. Funeral service was held Thursday, April 18 at 2:00 p.m. from the Weyburn Church of Christ with ministers: Dan Wieb, Russell Ferris and Scott Wade officiating. Interment followed in Hillcrest Cemetery, Weyburn. Honorary pallbearers were: Gordon Goodwin, Dan Dunn, Richard Knibbs, Roger Peterson, Bob Andreas and Lannon Lawrence. The active pallbearers were: Garth Oberkirsch, Dick Kirkpatrick, Winston Bailey, Lowell Peterson, Scott Roberts and Bill Coulter.
WILDER - R. M. Billie (nee Andrews) Wilder of Airdrie, AB, passed away on Monday, March 3, 2008 at the age of 87 years. Billie was born April 24, 1920 in Weyburn where she worked, raised her family, curled and spent summers at Kenosee Lake, then retired to Nanoose Bay, BC where she spent many hours on her garden, boating and fishing and Traditional Rug Hooking, then moved to Airdrie to be closer to her daughter and family. She will be lovingly remembered by her daughter Leslie (Richard) Cuthbertson, grandson Shane (Charla) Cuthbertson; great-grandsons Chase and Kale; granddaughter Jodi Cuthbertson; all of Airdrie; son John (Diane) Wilder; grandaughter Carly Wilder, all of Winnipeg, MB; as well as numerous nieces and nephews. Billie was predeceased by her husband Les; her brother Jack and sister-in-law Helen Andrews, her parents Arleigh and Luella Andrews; brothers-in-law Archie and Cecil; sisters-in-law Jean and Florence Wilder. A Celebration on Billie's life was held at Royal Canadian Legion, Airdrie, AB. on Saturday, March 8, at 2:00 p.m.
WILKINSON - Anna Caroline Wilkinson passed away peacefully on August 7, 2012 in the Weyburn Hospital at the age of 98 years. Anna was born February 16, 1914 in Woodly. She is predeceased by her husband Percy, sister Mary, and brothers Rudy and Freddie. She is survived by her special family, Geoff and Margaret Minter, lifelong pen pal Ruth Carfield in Pennsylvania, USA, Wes and Ruby Schultz, Weyburn, and many other friends and relatives in Saskatchewan, Manitoba and the USA. Anna moved to Elm Creek, MB. During World War II, she worked in an aircraft factory in Winnipeg, MB where she met and married Percy. After the war they farmed in the Elm Creek area. She enjoyed curling and was very active in the church. When her husband passed away in 1979, Anna moved back to Weyburn. Anna was very proud to be a Canadian and promoted Canada everywhere she went. She was also a proud and loyal member of the Royal Canadian Legion, Weyburn Branch. She was chosen by the Royal Canadian Legion, Weyburn Branch as their “War Mother” for 2011. She also made hundreds of blankets, dolls, etc., which she gave to family and friends. Respecting Anna’s wishes, a cremation has taken place.
WILLETT - Nina Mae (nee Spears) Willett died peacefully in her sleep on the morning of May 30, 2013, at Crocus Plains Villa in Weyburn. She was 87 years old. Nina Mae Willett was born May 2, 1926, in Bates County, Missouri, to Roy Edward Spears and Laura Edwin Spears (nee Umstattd). She grew up on an 80 acre farm with four brothers and four sisters, and received her elementary education at the one-room Fairplay School, half a mile south of their house, and her secondary education at Ballard High School in Ballard, Missouri, from which she graduated in 1944. Because she was valedictorian of her high school class, Nina received a half-tuition scholarship to attend Harding College in Searcy, Arkansas, where she studied secretarial skills, including shorthand, typing, accounting and English. She met James Lee Willett at Christmas time in 1944 when they both rode home with a fellow student. (In later years they liked to say they met at 3 a.m. in the back seat of a car.) Nina and James were married a year later, on Christmas Day, 1945, in Coffeyville, Kansas. They were both 19 years old. Nina worked as a secretary at a law firm while James finished college. In August of 1947 James and Nina moved to Hedley, Texas, a little cotton town of about 600, where James started preaching for the Church of Christ and teaching 5th Grade. James and Nina’s first son, Jimmy Lee, was born in Hedley on November 6, 1947. On March 10, 1950, a second baby, Susan Elizabeth, was born prematurely and died during childbirth. Later that year James and Nina moved to Fullerton, an oilfield town in West Texas, where James preached full time for about 10 months. In January, 1951, another baby, Dennis Edwin, was born prematurely and also died. The next summer James and Nina moved back to Nina’s hometown of Butler, Missouri, where James taught for seven years at Ballard School, the same school Nina had attended. Nina took and passed the State teachers’ exam, which allowed her to be a substitute teacher in the one-room schools. She also substituted for the high school bookkeeping and typing teacher for almost three months one year. James and Nina’s second son to survive, Dwight Arthur, was born in Ballard on July 20, 1954. After that Nina did very little teaching, not only because of the needs of the new infant, but because she was beginning to suffer from joint pain, eventually diagnosed late in 1955 as rheumatoid arthritis. Partly in the hope that the desert climate would help her symptoms, in the summer of 1958 the family moved to the desert town of Lordsburg, New Mexico, where James taught and preached. After one year in Lordsburg the family moved from the desert up into the foothills of the Rockies, to a copper mining town called Bayard, where James preached for two years. James and Nina’s third son, Edward Chane, was born in Silver City, New Mexico, on July 20, 1959. Because Jim was old enough to start high school and James and Nina did not want him to attend the high school in Bayard, James took a job at Lubbock Christian School in Lubbock, Texas, moving there in 1961. Nina went to work at Texas Tech in the English department (after scoring 100 on a spelling test that was part of the job application process, the only person to do so in the memory of the test administrator). In 1965 James and Nina and their three sons moved to Tulia, Texas, where James taught and Nina worked as a secretary in the Swisher County judge’s office in the courthouse. James also taught a high school Bible class and led singing for the Tulia Church of Christ. At one Wednesday-night service two men gave a presentation about Western Christian College, then located at North Weyburn, for which they were seeking funds. James was interested in returning to a Christian school, so he asked if they needed a music teacher—and they said yes. To James and Nina’s surprise, it turned out the man who had been directing the chorus was Max Mowrer. He and his wife, Mildred, had been good friends of James and Nina’s at Harding. After much prayer and soul searching, James and Nina decided to move to Western Christian College, without ever having seen it. Their first glimpse of North Weyburn was not encouraging: the old Commonwealth Air Training Command buildings hadn’t been painted for years, there were no trees, and all the roads were gravel. It was almost enough to make them turn around and head back to Texas. But the warm welcome provided by the people more than made up for the unprepossessing surroundings, and Western Christian College became their home for the next 22 years. Early on Nina worked in the business office of the school; later she worked at a variety of secretarial jobs in Weyburn, including for the Public School Board and several years for Social Services. Throughout this time, and until just a few years ago, Nina wrote hundreds of letters annually, not only to family but to friends, missionaries and others. For many people, her letters were the best means they had of keeping tabs on old acquaintances from Weyburn and elsewhere. Within the family, any time anyone needed to know what had happened to a family member or how to get hold of him or her, the answer was always, “Ask Mom/Grandma/Nina! She’ll know!” James officially retired from teaching in 1987, although he taught part-time at Western for two more years. He intended to keep doing so until he was 65, but when the decision was made to move the school to Dauphin, he and Nina decided they would remain in Weyburn. James died in April 2002, and Nina continued to live in their apartment on her own until the summer of 2011, when she moved into Parkway Lodge. After an extended stay in hospital early this year, she moved into Crocus Plains Villa, residing there just a few weeks before passing away peacefully in her sleep on the morning of May 30. In addition to writing letters, Nina loved reading (prior to her last stint in the hospital she was averaging 12 books a month) and visiting with her family and her many good friends in Weyburn. She was a faithful member of the Church of Christ for more than 70 years, rarely missing a service if she was at all able to attend, a fixture for many years in her familiar place in the second row. Nina was predeceased by her parents, four brothers (Elwin, Buddy, Buster and Asa), three sisters (Mildred, Lois and Elizabeth), two children in infancy (Susan Elizabeth and Dennis Edwin), and her husband, James. She is survived by three sons and their wives, Jim Willett and Cindy Slowinski of Edmonton, Dwight Willett and Laurel Stein of West Vancouver, and Edward Willett and Margaret Anne Hodges of Regina, and one foster son, William Chidowe of Yellowknife. She is also survived by ten grandchildren and their spouses and six great-grandchildren: Jim’s two daughters and their husbands, Wendi and Kelsey Nordell and Keisha and Ken Patenaude, and Jim’s son Torrey and his wife, Carrie, plus Jim’s stepchildren Kaleigh and John Slowinski; Dwight’s two daughters, Denae and Kamara, Denae’s husband, Colby Elford, and Kamara’s partner, Peter Greenall; Edward’s daughter, Alice; and William’s daughters, Courtney and Keisha, and their mother, Natalie. In addition, Nina is survived by six great grandchildren: Wendi and Kelsey’s children Sheldon, Ross and Amber; Keisha and Ken’s son, Justin; Torrey and Carrie’s son, Oliver; and Denae and Colby’s son, Emmett. Nina Mae Willett will be remembered as a loving mother, grandmother, great grandmother and friend, with a beautiful smile, a sharp mind, a strong will, and an unshakeable faith in the goodness and greatness of God. She will be sorely missed by everyone who knew her. A Visitation was held on Sunday June 2 from 7:00 to 9:00 PM at Fletcher Funeral Chapel, Weyburn. A funeral service was held Monday, June 3 at 2:00 PM from Church of Christ, Weyburn with John Smith officiating.
WILLIAMS - Alice Annie (nee Perry) Williams was born November 6, 1916 at Fairlight (10-10-32-W1). George and Alice were married in 1935. Alice was a study supervisor at Mounteny School near Wawota. Then she left her family to go to Moose Jaw for Teacher's College (1955-56). She taught at Belle Plaine, Goodwater, Scout Lake, Oungre, Tribune, before moving to Weyburn. Alice enjoyed knitting and crocheting for her family and friends. Alice was a true loving mother. She moved to the Sunrise Villa in 1997, where she was an active participant in all events. She was predeceased by her parents, Walter E. Perry, and Ada H. (Perry) Chapple, her husband George, a son Gronway, grandson Leon Williams, granddaughter Candace Williams, her brother George, brother-in-law Thomas, two daughters-in-law, Gilda and Carol, stepfather, Fred Chapple, a son-in-law Stanley Campbell. She leaves to mourn a daughter, Donalda Campbell from Kitchener, ON; sons, Walter from Norquay, Harvey (Cecilia) from Oak Lake Resort, MB, Brian (Karen) from Kenosee Lake, Elwyn (Wanda) of Yarbo, Gwynn (Mardell) of Churchbridge; daughter-in-law Mary Williams, Winnipeg, MB; 20 grandchildren; 19 great grandchildren; one great great grandson; brother-in-law Derek (Enid) Williams, Langenberg; a niece Sherry and family from Saskatoon; and nephew Kevin Williams.
WILLIAMS - Delbert Wayne. On Saturday, July 20, 2002, Delbert Wayne Williams passed away suddenly at the Regina General Hospital, at the age of 80 years. Delbert was born June 15, 1922 at Weyburn. He was the fifth child of seven, his mother's helper and a hard, conscientious worker, taking on odd jobs as soon as anyone would hire him. He graduated from the Weyburn Collegiate in 1940, and then worked an incredible array of jobs, the last one working on a surveyor's crew for the Halbrite airport, where on May 22, 1942 he met Dorothy Cox. Del volunteered for active service on January 3, 1943, and saw action in England, France, Belgium, Holland and Germany as #L103861 - Gunner #2 Gun "Easy Troop" 78th Battery - 13th Field Regiment - 3rd Division, Canadian Infantry. He was discharged with distinction March 26, 1946 at the 12th District Depot. Del married Dorothy on August 24, 1946 at St. Francis Regis Catholic Church, Halbrite. They moved to Estevan where Del, a city boy who didn't know a discer from a plough, was partsman for Massey Harris under Jerry Lennox. Debra was born February 24, 1950 and Del moved his girls to Peoria, Illinois in 1951, but the call of the prairies was too strong and in August 1953 they returned to Weyburn where Del's career in implements was firmly launched. He became a partsman with Thompson's Massey Harris and continued for Probe and Schultz when they took over the business. He soon became a district manager for the same company out of Regina. In 1960 he changed to territory supervisor for J.I. Case Company. He built and managed the Case Power Store in Weyburn and in 1964 he went back to the road supervising this block of dealers. Donn was born March 15, 1965. Del enjoyed many successful years in the implement business: winning awards, mentoring new recruits, visiting with old friends and clients on his route. In 1978 he retired and began branching out to other interests. For several years he assisted his good friend, Bob Cleland of Cleland's Funeral Home, even going by sleigh and horses in the dark and cold on calls out of town. He also was a salesman for Dreis Brothers, at Sholter & Horsman furniture store, replaced glass in automobiles for Louie Bell at Standard Auto Glass, worked at Murray's Men's Wear, the distillery, the Big J Motel, a salesman for Gedak's J.I. Case in Estevan, drove grain truck for Drehers at Bromhead during harvest, Weyburn Funeral Home under Ron Ripplinger and finally, Fletcher Funeral chapels, Weyburn. On April 30, 2002, Del retired. Del adored his three grandsons and one granddaughter. He was devoted to the welfare of all his family, community and church. Over the years he was a committed member of many worthwhile organizations that included: the Royal Canadian Legion Branch #47 where he was a life member, Palm Leaf Meritorious Service Medal Recipient and had served as president for two sessions; Young Fellows Club; a charter member of the Weyburn Elks and the Weyburn Lions Club where he received the Melvin Jones Award. He gave freely of his time to all these clubs and community causes. Del's grandparents were early missionaries in Weyburn and he followed in their footsteps being very involved in his church from treasurer to Deacon to Sunday School teacher. Whether it was delivering catalogues to residences or obituary cards to businesses, you had to really hustle to keep up with him. Del was a man of widely varied interests and hobbies that primarily involved 'hands-on' work. He lovingly restored and refinished old furniture, stained glass windows, upright phonographs and collectors' items Dorothy found at many auction sales. No job was too tough. Del enjoyed his collection of coins and cars especially cars. Del and Dorothy were fortunate to have travelled extensively: Italy, France, Germany, Holland, Belgium, Switzerland, England, Scotland, Ireland, Wales, Yukon, Alaska, Maritimes, Panama Canal, Hawaii, Bahamas, Martinique, cruised the Caribbean and from Anchorage to Portland; spent several winters in the south, and covered a lot of Canada and as much of Saskatchewan as possible. Del thrived on his active daily routine of meeting and working with people. A gentle, kind-hearted, generous man with a jovial personality and a mischievous sense of humor, who could never resist a bowl of ice cream. Del was a devoted husband, father and grandfather. His family and community could always count on him. He was predeceased by his parents, David and Florence Williams; four brothers: Donald, Dave, Claude and Ken; two sisters: Anna Bell and Della Mae. Del will be lovingly remembered by his wife, Dorothy Williams of Weyburn, one daughter, Debra (Bill) Sharp-Shepherd of Calgary, AB, and one son, Donn (Tammy) Williams of Estevan; four grandchildren: Cameron and Wade Sharp and Mercedes and Stirling Williams; several sisters-in-law and brothers-in-law, numerous nieces, nephews and cousins. Funeral service was held Thursday, July 25, 2002 at 2 p.m. from St. Vincent de Paul Roman Catholic Church, Weyburn, with Florence Dreher, Elaine Olson, and Father Francis Hengen officiating. The eulogy was presented by Ron Ripplinger, followed by reflections on their father by Debra and Donn. Interment will be at a later date. All those in attendance were considered to be honorary pallbearers. The active pallbearers were: Mel Van de Sype, Johnny Norman, Pete McFadden, Wally Oliver, Ray Green and Morley Orsted. Members of the Royal Canadian Legion formed an honor guard and held a Last Post Service.
WILLIAMS - Dorothy Ann (nee Cox) passed away peacefully August 6, 2011 at Weyburn General Hospital in Weyburnn. She was predeceased by her husband, Delbert Williams; her parents, Hugh and Alice Cox; two brothers, James and John Cox and two sisters, Marie Swank and Helen Anderson (Allen). Dorothy was born on February 12, 1924 to Hugh and Alice Cox in Millbrook Township, Laura, Illinois. She was the fifth child in a family of six children. Dorothy had three older sisters, Helen, Marie and Cay, one older brother, John and a little brother, Jim. It was a close knit family built on the teaching of the church and a strong work ethic. Before settling in the Halbrite area the family migrated from locations in Illinois to Montana, North Dakota and Manitoba in order to secure pasture land for their herds. Dorothy later attended school in Halbrite, SK where she eventually graduated. Dorothy continued her education with correspondence classes and earned her college degree in accounting. She met her husband, Delbert, while working in the Halbrite General Store and they married on August 24, 1946. At first she was a stay-at-home mom. When her children were older Dorothy got back into accounting and began working for the Weyburn Credit Union. She also was employed as an office manager for the City of Weyburn and Peoples and London Jewellers in the mall for over ten years. Dorothy’s passion was her family and she spent much time caring for the young and old in the family. During her life she also developed an appreciation for wood which lead to her hobby of researching and collecting antiques. With the help of her husband she surrounded herself with many beautiful pieces of oak furniture. As well, one of her prized collections was her “Royal China.” Dorothy was also a seasoned traveller and enjoyed trips to Europe, Mediterranean as well as North and South American Ports. Dorothy was active in her community and her church, St. Vincent de Paul, which she attended for over 60 years. She was a member of Young Fellows Wives Club, Legion Ladies Auxiliary, Lioness Club and the Catholic Women’s League. Dorothy was a devout Catholic, hard worker, dedicated to her family and community and a loyal friend to many. Dorothy will be lovingly remembered by her daughter, Debra (Bill) Shepherd of Calgary, AB and their children, Cameron Sharp and Wade Sharp (Rhiannon) and her son, Donn (Tammy) Williams of Regina, and their children, Mercedes and Stirling; her sister, Cay Owen and two sisters-in-law, Dorothy and Marg Cox as well as numerous nieces, nephews, friends and relatives. A Funeral Mass was celebrated Friday, August 12, at 10:30 a.m. from St. Vincent de Paul Roman Catholic Church, Weyburn, with Father Gerry Bauche presiding. Prayers were said Thursday, August 11, 2011 at 7:30 p.m. at Fletcher Funeral Chapel, Weyburn. Interment followed at Hillcrest Cemetery, Weyburn.
WILLIAMS - Eileen Marie (nee Webb) July 12, 1931 - February 11, 2011. Eileen Marie Williams passed away peacefully on Friday, February 11, 2011 at the age of 79 years. Eileen is survived by her three children, Patricia (Reynolds) of N. Van. BC, Linda (Davies) and her husband Bob of Okotoks, AB, and Robert and his wife Teresa of Chilliwack, BC; four grandsons; two granddaughters; and one greatgranddaughter; three sisters, Dorothy Frank, Jenny Nelson and May Dowell; four brothers, Dave, Walter, Ernie and Tom Webb; and by her sister-in-law Eileen Gee. She was predeceased by her loving husband George. In the early summer of 2011 Eileen will be laid to rest with her loving husband George and her parents Florence and Bill Webb in Weyburn, SK.
WILLIAMS - Jean (nee McGonigal). On Sunday, May 27, 2001, Jean Williams, passed away at Weyburn Special Care Home at the age of 80 years. Jean was born November 8, 1920 at Coleraine, Ireland. She was predeceased by her father and mother Samuel and Martha McGonigal; one brother, Robert McGonigal; one sister, Mary Fairman; and her husband, William Williams. Jean is survived by her daughter, Darlene (George Braun) Daniels of Elkford, BC; her son, Dwayne Williams of North Vancouver, BC; four grandchildren: Laura (Doug Smith) Daniels of Calgary, AB; Wayne Geske of Fernie, BC; Nicole Williams of Tilley, AB; and Chelsea Williams of North Vancouver, BC; one sister, Anne Persson of Weyburn; two nephews: Don (Sherry) Persson of Calgary, AB and Jim Fairman of Weyburn. Funeral Services were held Thursday, May 31, 2001 at 2:00 p.m. from Fletcher Funeral Chapel, Weyburn, with Rev. John Ferrier officiating. The Legion Ladies formed an Honor Guard. The Interment was held at 1:30 p.m. in Hillcrest Cemetery, Weyburn. The active pallbearers were: Jim Carson, Pete McFadden, Jerry Ponto, Wayne Geske, Don Persson and Jim Fairman.
WILLIAMS - Margaret "Peg" Blanche Williams, born 1914 in Assiniboia, most recently of Campbell River, BC, passed away peacefully on August 17, 2004. Our loving mother was predeceased by her husband Ken Williams and is survived by her son Tom Williams (Liz) of Campbell River, BC, daughter Lori McFarland (Ray), grandchildren Crystal and Brandi of San Bruno, California, and numerous nephews and nieces. Her greatest joys in life were her family, friends and her volunteer work with the blind. She will be sadly missed by many and will be forever in the hearts of our family. A memorial service in celebration of her life will be held at St. Peters Anglican Church on August 26 at 1 pm. A graveside service and interment will be in Weyburn, on August 31 at 1 pm at Hillcrest Cemetery.
WILLIAMS - Nina Blanche (nee Quigley) Williams died peacefully at Weyburn General Hospital on Thursday, July 11, 2002. She was predeceased by her parents, Alexander and Annie Quigley; husbands William Dudar and Robert (Taffy) Williams, brothers James and Donald Quigley, sister-in-law Nettie Dolinski. Nina is survived by loving children, Eleanor Dudar (Robert Fothergill), Toronto, ON; Bob Dudar (Betty Canavan), Toronto, ON; Darlene Dudar (Edmond Edwards), Ottawa, ON; Cathy (Rory) MacDonald, Saskatoon; brother Frank Quigley, Central Butte; sisters: Grace Blix, California; Elsie Stephens, Vancouver, BC; Ruth Dixon, Carlyle; Eileen (Ray) Webb, Eyebrow; 11 grandchildren, one great grandchild. Survived lovingly also by the Williams family, Hugh (Lorraine) Williams, Kinistino; Anne Williams (Robert Janz), Winnipeg, MB; David (Brenda) Williams, Vancouver, BC; Leonard (Jacquie) Williams, Weyburn; Trevor (Geraldine) Williams, Kamloops, BC; Morgan (Laverne) Williams, Regina; Heather Williams (Dennis Huber), Calgary, AB; Syd Williams, Vancouver, BC; 16 grandchildren, one great grandchild, sisters-in-law: Lillian (John) Hearn, Christine (Douglas) McAuley; brother-in-law John (Peg) Dudar; great aunts Pauline Woodard and Mary Chepil, as well as many nieces, nephews and friends. Nina was born on a farm near Mawer on January 17, 1918. Upon completing high school she fulfilled her dream of enrolling in the registered nurses' program at the Moose Jaw General Hospital. Nina graduated in 1940 and soon after moved to Weyburn to continue her career in nursing at the Weyburn Mental Hospital. Except for short periods, Weyburn was her home for the rest of her life. In health and in sickness, Nina's life was defined by her enduring love and commitment to the members of her large family. She will be sadly missed and always treasured in memory by every one of them.
WILLIAMSON - J. Elmer suddenly passed away at Kingston General Hospital, Kingston, Ontario on Thursday, July 10, 2008. Elmer Williamson (formerly of Weyburn), in his 86th year. Beloved husband of the late Jean Niblock (August 2004). Dear father of Debbie (Tom) Hamilton of Lyndhurst, Ontario, Dale (Elaine) of Burton, New Brunswick, Wendy (Denise) of Delburne, Alberta. Fondly remembered by grandchildren, Mark,Maren, Leah, Sara, Kaitlyn, Benjamin,and Caleb. Elmer and his loving wife Jean lived in Weyburn close to twenty years where they made wonderful friendships and good memories before returning to Ontario to live. Memorial Service and Interment were held Monday July 14 at Holy Trinity Anglican Church, Oak Leaf, Ontario.
WILLIAMSON - Peggy (nee Walter) of Weyburn, Sask. passed away on Thursday, December 25, 2008 at the age of 83 years. Predeceased by her parents, Harry and Lillian Walter; her husband, Robert; and one brother, Jack Walter. Peggy is survived by one brother, Ernest (Alice) and sister-in-law, Dorothy; two sons, Allan (Sandy Stewart) and Joel (Lisa) and one daughter, Linda (Meritt Spence). Peggy is also survived by her grandchildren, Riley Spence, Robert Spence (Joelle), Memory Williamson (Colin Dammann), Graham Stewart, Jasmine and Alicia Williamson; great-grandchildren, Kale and Shelby Williamson and Hailey Spence. At Peggy's request, there was no funeral service.
WILSON - Faye Joanne (nee Leflar) Wilson, 71, passed away Thursday, May 27, 2010 in Wichita Falls, TX. Memorial services will be held 10:00 AM Tuesday, June 1, 2010 at Tenth and Broad Church of Christ with Larry Suttle, minister, officiating. Arrangements are under the direction of Lunn’s Colonial Funeral Home. Faye was born in Bengough, SK, January 19, 1939 to Robert and Dorothy Leflar. She graduated from Weyburn Collegiate in June 1957 and married James Allen Sterling in Weyburn on October 7, 1957. Faye received a pilot’s license in 1961. She worked as a dental assistant in Canada. She married James Virgel Wilson on March 18, 1988. In Wichita Falls, she worked as a secretary for Western Christian Fdn., later known as The Worldwide Spanish Literature Ministry for 33 years. She taught children’s Bible classes at Tenth and Broad Church of Christ for over 25 years. After retirement she became the Sec./Tres. of the Board of Directors of the Worldwide Spanish Literature Ministry. Faye was interested in Mission work and went on several mission trips. She was also on the mission committee at Tenth and Broad Church of Christ. Survivors include two daughters, Cindy Lou Matt of Regina, and Jo-Ann Lee Moulin and husband Willy of Birmingham, AL, two Sisters, Gwen McGurk of Mission, British Columbia and Bonnie Laturnus and husband Andy of Kimberly, BC, two step-daughters, Cindy Lou Browning and husband Lee of Bullard, TX, and Susan Jo Banks and husband Mark of Durham, NC, five grandsons, Eric Matt, Aaron Matt, and Allen Matt, all of Regina, six granddaughters, Tanya Matt of Regina, Abbe Womble and husband Michael of Dallas, TX, Linde Giddens and husband Jeff of Dallas, TX, Ashley Moulin, Cheree Moulin, and Desiree Moulin, all of Birmingham, AL, two great granddaughters, Isabell and Anna Knapp of Regina, and two greatgrandsons, Avery and Hank Womble, of Dallas, TX.
WILSON - John 'Jack'. On Sunday, March 11, 2001, Jack 'John' Wilson, late of Weyburn, passed away at Weyburn Special Care Home at the age of 97 years. Predeceased by his parents; his wife Beth; one son, Johnny; two sisters: Jessie and Jean; three brothers: Bud, Norman and Wee Wilson. Jack leaves to mourn his daughter, Sandra (Wim) Quist of Weyburn; his grandchildren: Shane Quist of Redcliff, AB; Chris (Bev) Slater of Redcliff, AB; and Diane (Pete) Dubois of Paradise Hill, SK; great grandchildren: Sarah, Hanna and Nicholis Slater; Chantelle and Brian Dubois; one brother, Donald (Georgina) Wilson of BC; and one sister, Irene Clarke of BC; and numerous nieces and nephews. Jack Wilson was born on November 10, 1903 in Sperling, MB. He came from a family of eight children. Jack's father was a station agent for years in Manitoba and then was transferred to Ceylon. After some years the family moved to BC, but Jack stayed in Saskatchewan. He worked for numerous years for farmers and ranchers in the Big Muddy Valley south of Bengough. On October 12, 1936 he married Elizabeth (Beth) MacLennan of Wynyard. From this union came two children, Johnny and Sandra. Jack ran the light plant in Bengough for a number of years. He also worked in Siller's garage, which was Bengough Motors. He also did carpentry and wiring. He was a Jack of all trades. In 1954 he moved his family to Glasnevin, where he became a grain buyer for Federal Grain until his retirement. Jack was a quiet spoken man who loved his family dearly. He belonged to the Elk's Club in Bengough and had a life membership. In his mid 80's he moved to Weyburn to be near his family. He lived on his own until he was close to 92. Unable to be by himself, he moved to Souris Valley, and then to Weyburn Special Care Home until his passing. He will be sadly missed by his family and all who knew him. A memorial service was held Saturday, March 17 at 2:00 p.m. from Fletcher Funeral Chapel, Weyburn, with Rev. John Ferrier officiating. Interment will be at a later date. All those in attendance were considered to be honorary pallbearers.
WILSON - Myrtle Ivie (nee Potts). On Monday, November 20, 2006, Myrtle Ivie Wilson, late of Weyburn, passed away at the age of 95 years. Myrtle was predeceased by her parents, John and Margaret Potts; her husband, Fred Wilson; her grandson, Mickey Bell; three brothers, William (Bill), Elmer (Jim), and John Potts; and three sisters, Gertrude Olson, Elizabeth Crawford and Edith McPhail. Myrtle will be lovingly remembered by her daughter and son-in-law, Dolores (Dewey) Bell of Weyburn; one sister-in-law, Mary (Norman) Wilson of Cremona, AB; as well as numerous nieces, nephews, relatives and friends. Myrtle Wilson was born September 19, 1911 on the family farm near Ralph, Sask. in the R.M. of Weyburn. She had a busy but happy childhood on the farm. Myrtle helped her mother and two older sisters with cooking and household chores for a family of nine, after school. Social activities revolved around get-togethers with neighboring farm families, ball games, sleigh rides and lots of good food. She attended Little Rock School and then the Weyburn Collegiate Institute after her family sold the farm and moved into Weyburn in 1928. In 1936, Myrtle married Fred Wilson in Weyburn. Myrtle worked at the Co-op Creamery in Weyburn for seven years before she was married. She then enjoyed staying home, raising their daughter, Dolores, sewing, crocheting, needlework, reading and traveling. In her later years she enjoyed going out for coffee and visiting every afternoon. Myrtle was a member of the Knox Presbyterian Church and activities associated with the Ladies Auxiliary. She and Fred celebrated their 60th Wedding Anniversary in 1996. Her neighbors on 4th Avenue, where they lived for over 40 years, were very special to her. She loved family gatherings and quality time spent with her grandson Mickey, nieces, nephews, relatives and friends. Funeral service was held Tuesday, November 28, at 2:00 p.m. from Knox Presbyterian Church, Weyburn, with Rev. Hazel Arbon officiating and June Fletcher, soloist accompanied by Tanis Thomas. The active pallbearers were: Lloyd Miller, Marlin Maas, Bernie Neuberger, Don Thiel, Glen Fleming and Ken Grams.
WILSON - Sidney John Robert. On Tuesday, October 22, 2002, Sidney John Robert Wilson, late of Weyburn, passed away at Souris Valley Extended Care Centre, at the age of 84 years. Predeceased by his mother and father, Sidney and Jean Wilson; brother-in-law, Edwin (Pete) Gunia; son-in-law, Richard Regier and sister, Isabel Gunn. Sidney is survived by his loving wife of 65 years, Wilhelmina Wilson of Weyburn; their children: Connie Regier of Weyburn; Gary Wilson of Victoria, BC; Beverly Wilson of Regina; Dianne (Norman) Cross of Weyburn; Debbie (Glenn) Tollefson of Weyburn; Karyn (Joel Ussery) Woodland of Victoria, BC; and Darrelle (Simon) Gunning of Victoria, BC; his grandchildren: Kathy Coroluick, Chuck Regier, Shannon Pindus, Gary Regier, Jennifer Wilson, Colleen Wilson, Kirsten Cross, Brett Cross, Anthony Cross, Miranda Spencer, Tyler Tollefson, Amy Tollefson, Camas Ussery, Matthew Gunning and Dylan Gunning; his great grandchildren: Shauna Clarke, Megan Edwardson, Courtney Edward-son, Braydon Regier, Alynn Regier, Brogan Regier, Jonah Regier and Payton Spencer, and one great great grandchild, Liam Clarke. Sidney John Robert Wilson was born February 24, 1918 at Weyburn. He was predeceased by his father at age three and by his mother at age seven, and was raised by his maternal grandparents. He attended Souris School and Weyburn Collegiate. He became a journeyman electrician, and was licenced as a radio and TV and refrigeration and elevator technician. On October 16, 1937 Sid married Wilhelmina Gunia at Weyburn. They lived in Weyburn all their married life, raising seven children. Sid spent five years in active service during World War II and was mentioned in dispatches in the war. At one time, through amateur radio he had worked almost every country in the world. After the war, Sid worked for 35 years as an electrician at the Saskatchewan Hospital and at the airport training school. He also worked as a regional inspector for Govern-ment Services; a vocational instructor in small appliance repair; a bus driver for Weyburn Bus Service; and a truck driver for Laing's Beverages and Walker Fruit. Sid enjoyed golfing, hunting, fishing, computers, amateur radio (Ham), photography, walking and bike riding, and gardening. He was a jack of all trades and would develop his own photographs, build model airplanes, help amateur radio beginners, and raise tropical fish. An avid reader, he was interested in world events and loved observing nature - birds, clouds and thunderstorms, and even got a hole-in-one at the Weyburn Golf Course. Wilhel-mina and Sid enjoyed taking vacations to various parts of Canada and the U.S. Family was important to Sid and anything he could do to make life better or easier for those around him. He always tried to be fair, straight forward, hard working, honest and responsible. He was curious and independent with a good sense of humour. He died a peaceful death with his family around him. We will miss him very much. Prayers were said Sunday, October 27 at 7:30 p.m. from Fletcher Funeral Chapel, Weyburn, with Mary Ann Seitz Lay Presider. A memorial service was held Monday, October 28 at 10:30 a.m. from St. Vincent de Paul Roman Catholic Church, Weyburn, with Father Schmitz Celebrant. Interment followed in Hillcrest Cemetery, Weyburn. Members of the Royal Canadian Legion held a Last Post Service.
WILSON - Wilhelmina Marie "Willie" (nee Gunia), late of Weyburn, SK passed away peacefully on Friday, March 18, 2011 at the age of 95. A Funeral Mass will be held on Thursday, March 24, 2011 at 10:30 am from the St. Vincent de Paul Roman Catholic Church, Weyburn, SK with Father Gerry Bauche celebrating. Interment to follow in the Hillcrest Cemetery, Weyburn, SK. Prayers will be said Wednesday, March 23, 2011 at 7:00 pm from the St. Vincent de Paul Roman Catholic Church, Weyburn, SK.
WINDECKER - Edwin. On Saturday, August 30, 2003, Edwin Windecker, late of Weyburn passed away at the Weyburn General Hospital at the age of 81 years. Predeceased by his parents, Victor and Marie Windecker; brother, Emil Windecker; sister, Clara Horstmeier and a granddaughter, Kristen Windecker. Edwin leaves to mourn his loving wife of 51 years, Ursula Windecker; three children: Garry (Donna) Windecker, Marleen Holtz (Colin Beale), and Marvin (Yvonne) Windecker; six grandchildren: David (Mandy) Windecker, Tricia (Jason) Chapman, Janna Holtz, Jordan Holtz, Victor Windecker and Jacob Windecker; two great-grandchildren: Carley Chapman and Dallas Chapman; one brother, Eugene (Bertha) Windecker. Ed was born October 19, 1921 in Elberta, Alabama and came to Weyburn with his family at the age of 11. He began farming northeast of Weyburn in 1940. On November 24, 1951, he married Ursula Mix, and they raised three children: Garry, Marleen and Marvin. Ed continued to farm until the 1980's when his failing eyestight forced him to retire. During his retirement he enjoyed woodworking and working on antique tractors and vehicles, but his favourite pastime was spending time with his family. His gentle nature and good humour will be fondly remembered and sadly missed by his family and friends. Funeral service was held Tuesday, September 2, at 2:00 p.m. from Zion Lutheran Church, Weyburn with Pastor Peter Walker officiating. Interment followed in Hillcrest Cemetery, Weyburn. The pallbearers were: Michael Bocian, Vladimir Bocian, Andrew Bocian, Philip Babiarz, Darin Tessier and Bruce Kravanya.
WING - John "Jack". On Monday, November 3rd, 2008, John "Jack" Wing passed away at the Weyburn General Hospital at the age of 85 years. Predeceased by his parents, Percy and Jessie Wing and by his wife, Mollie Wing. John will be lovingly remembered by his three children: Ron (Tina) Wing of Edmonton, AB and their children, Rod Wing (Tanya) and Angie (Jeff) Jones; Gary (Val) Wing of Weyburn and their children, Melissa (Owen) Scott, Graham (Angeles) Wing and Gregory) Wing (Charlotte Priddey); and Betty (Rick) Foster of Tumbler Ridge, BC and their children, Cindy (Darren) Cota, Melanie Oram and Andrea (Chris) Wilson; 14 great grandchildren; two brothers, Harry (Iris) Wing and Eric Wing, both of Yorkshire, England, as well as numerous aunts, cousins, relatives and friends. John (Jack) Wing was born November 16, 1922 in Sheffield, England, the oldest of three boys born to Percy and Jessie Wing. He attended school in England, and went to work at a drafting firm in Sheffield at 14 years old. At the age of 17 he joined the Royal Air Force and was later sent to Weyburn and stationed there. He met Mollie Wagner on New Years Eve 1942. He was sent back to England and stationed in Belgium. Mollie joined him in England and they were married on January 19, 1946. They had Ron in England and returned to Canada in 1947, making Weyburn their home. They added Gary and Betty to make their family complete. Jack started a new career at the Saskatchewan Hospital and worked his way to head Carpenter and Key Smith, until his retirement. He enjoyed camping and fishing and yearly family fishing trips to Squaw Rapids. Some of his many hobbies were darts, jigsaw puzzles and woodworking. He was a member of Zion Lutheran Church, attending regularly. He served for years on the Executive Board of the Royal Canadian Legion Branch #47 and received various outstanding awards. Jack loved his grandchildren and great grandchildren passionately and he never forgot a birthday. He will be dearly missed by all. A memorial service was held Friday, November 7 at 2:00 p.m. from Zion Lutheran Church, Weyburn with Marj McLeod CLA officiating. Members of the Royal Canadian Legion held a Last Post Service. Interment followed in Hillcrest Cemetery, Weyburn.
WINSLOW - Phyllis Ethel Marion (nee Killins). On Sunday, February 24, 2002, Phyllis Ethel Marion Winslow, late of Weyburn, passed away peacefully at home at the age of 72 years. Predeceased by her parents, Lloyd and Lena Killins, one sister and one brother. Phyllis will be lovingly remembered by her husband of 51 years, Norman Winslow and their family: sons: Dale (Karen) Winslow of Greenville, Ill; Keith (Brenda) Winslow of Sweet Home, OR; daughters: Ruth (Richard) Huston of Greenville, Ill. (presently of Paraguay), Anne (Vaden) Gemmer of McPherson, Kansas; their nine grandchildren: Karmelle, Luke and Ben Winslow, Sarah, Andrew and Kyle Winslow; Michael and Matthew Gemmer and Peter Huston; two brothers: Robert (Beatrice) Killins of Kakabeka Falls, ON; and Delbert (Jean) Killins of Thunder Bay, ON, and one sister, Ruth (Jim) Alexander of Weyburn; as well as numerous nieces and nephews. Phyllis Ethel Marion (Killins) Winslow was born January 4, 1930 at Marks Township (Thunder Bay), Ontario. She attended elementary school at Marks, taking her high school grades 9-12 at Lorne Park College, Port Credit, ON, then grade 13 at Fort William Collegiate Institute. On August 31, 1950 Phyllis married Norman Winslow at the Hymers Free Methodist Church in Ontario. They were involved in ministry and spent their married life in many different locations: St. Joseph Island 1950-1955; Roberts Wesleyan College, New York, 1956-1961; Galt 1961-1965; Rochester, New York, 1966; McPherson, Kansas 1967-1991; Moose Jaw 1991-1995; Weyburn 1995-present. Phyllis kept busy raising her family and with her involvement in the ministry, being pulpiteer at times, as children and youth director and young adult Sunday School teacher. she was food service director at Central College in McPherson, Kansas, USA. Phyllis enjoyed reading, travelling and sports of all kinds. She made many friends everywhere they lived who will miss her along with her family and many friends in Weyburn. A funeral service of the celebration of her life was held Friday, March 1 at 2:00 p.m. from the Free Methodist Church in Weyburn, with Pastors Wade Fitzpatrick, Mike Szabo and Kevin Bishop officiating. Many tributes to her life were given by her family. Interment followed in Hillcrest Cemetery, Weyburn. All those in attendance were considered to be honorary pallbearers. The active pallbearers were: Helmer Lovequist, John Murray, Alf Robinson, Jeff Greening, Ed Barrett and Ron Douglas.
WINTER - Beverly Joan (nee Osborne). On Saturday, July 17, 2010, Beverly Joan Winter, Midale, SK, passed away at the Regina Pasqua Hospital at the age of 65 years. Beverly was predeceased by her father, Edgar Osborne. She will be lovingly remembered by her mother, Laura Osborne of Midale; her spouse, Ken Hein of Midale; her five children: Scott Chicoine (Molra Liska) of Estevan; Carla (Ray) Chicoine-Larson of Dysart; Darren (Lacey) Chicoine of Lac La Biche, AB; Jeff (Mary) Chicoine of Weyburn, and Jackie Chicoine (Joe Tomkins) of Saskatoon; ten grandchildren and two great grandchildren; her brother, Bill Osborne, Stoughton; three sisters: Kathy (Brian) Grams, Calgary, AB; Sandra (Kelly) Connelly, Midale; and Linda (Gerald) Pander, Griffin; as well as many nieces and nephews. Beverly Joan Winter was born April 22, 1945 at Kelvington to Edgar and Laura Osborne. She was raised at Kelvington, then the family moved to a farm on the Viewfield Road, outside of Benson, where she took her schooling. Bev lived for a short while in Medicine Hat, AB, but spent most of her adult life in southern Saskatchewan, specifically the Estevan-Weyburn area. Sixteen years ago, she met her best friend and confidant, Ken Hein. Bev enjoyed her work with the ill and aged at Souris Valley Extended Care Centre in Weyburn, Estevan Regional Nursing Home, and the Mainprize Manor Nursing Home in Midale. She was involved with many people and anyone who called or said they needed help, Bev was first in line to pitch in. In her spare time Bev loved to fish, do woodwork, garden, crafts, knit and cook for family and friends. Her love of dogs was very apparent with every animal that she came in contact with. She will be loved and missed by all. A graveside service was held Friday, July 23 at 11:00 a.m. at Green Acres Memorial Gardens, Weyburn, with Rev. John Ferrier officiating. Interment followed. The urn bearers were: Ken Hein, Scott Chicoine, Carla Chicoine-Larson, Darren Chicoine, Jeff Chicoine and Jacquelene Chicoine.
WODZINSKI - Peter Emory. They say your eyes are the windows to your soul.... Peter Wodzinski’s bright grey eyes told a lot about who he was. Peter was a man of compassion. His unselfish love for others was always felt through his heartwarming hugs and welcoming smile. He was always looking out for the good of others and willing to help those in need: whether they were family, friends, the church, the community or complete strangers. Peter was a man of true dedication. Striving to be the best that he could be in all that he did, he was committed to all of the people he cared for and to his love of the land. He spent countless hours over the years tending to his fields and gardens - his hardworking hands planting, sowing and harvesting his crops to nurture and share with so many people. He truly represented the spirit of the prairies through his pioneering upbringing and farming. Peter and Pauline Wodzinski gave birth to Peter Emory Wodzinski in Weyburn on October 19, 1924. He grew up on a farm near Cedoux with seven sisters and one brother. His early years were spent attending the Polish Draw School, helping out on the farm, at his dad’s blacksmith shop, riding horses bareback, going to country dances and playing his harmonica. Peter also participated in many sporting events such as soft ball, curling, bowling, skating, swimming, fishing and biking. He maintained his fitness and enthusiasm for sports throughout his life. He could always fill you in on the latest sporting results and he was a dedicated fan to family members in their sporting events. His primary focus in life changed when he met Vera Ehlert on Easter in 1943. They had an immediate attraction for each other. They shared similar interests which kept them meeting regularly at sporting events and dances. Following harvest on October 27, 1947 they married at St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church. Peter dedicated his life to Vera, his soul mate and wife of 64 and ½ years. Their unconditional love for each other grew even stronger through the years. Peter set an amazing example of what it was to be a loving husband, father, grandfather and great grandfather. Shortly after marriage Peter took a job as manager of the National Grain Company in Cedoux, but also continued his passion for farming. While living in Cedoux, Peter and Vera gave birth to Gail and Wayne. In 1959 they began building their home in Weyburn, which still, to this day, is a welcoming place to be. After 15 years Peter retired from the elevator business and took a welding course in Weyburn. He later taught farm, general and pipeline welding at the Vocational Centre for 11 years, while still continuing to farm. Peter was always a farmer at heart. When his son, Wayne, grew up they shared a passion and dedication to farming. They farmed together for many years, until retiring with a farm auction on April 27, 2001. Together, Peter and Wayne farmed a total of 2,560 acres of land, owning 880 acres and renting 1,580 acres. Peter grew and harvested 53 crops in his lifetime with a true dedication to the love of the land and honest labour. Vera also played an important role in the success of the farm. She would get up early to fuel Peter and Wayne with a healthy breakfast and later meet them in the field with a wholesome supper served from the back of the half ton truck. Following supper Vera would join Peter for a ride in the combine – this must have been the highlight of the day for both of them. Together they would watch the grain feed through the auger, as the swath ahead grew shorter and the sun went down in a blaze of colour. If you drive two miles north of Weyburn you can see Peter and Wayne’s piece of land that continues to grow and prosper. Although Peter was a hardworking man, he also knew how to have fun. He was a talented musician, regularly playing the harmonica and Jew’s harp at various gatherings in and around Weyburn. When he retired from farming he took great pleasure playing with a band called “Mel and Friends.” They entertained at nursing homes and senior centres. Peter and Vera were also a delight to watch on the dance floor. When they moved to Weyburn in 1962 they took up both square and round dancing with the Weyburn Twirlers. They continued this love of dancing right through to this past autumn. Peter was a very spiritual man who was very committed to the church and prayed for many people when they needed it. He served as a member of the hospitality group for St. Vincent de Paul Church for many years. Peter was also an active member of the Knights of Columbus and served many times as a guard of honour. Along with music, dancing and serving the community, Peter had a sense of adventure. He enjoyed travel, looking for new and interesting places to visit and meeting people along the way. Together with Vera, he travelled to Europe, Hawaii, Barbados and Cancun. During their winters off from farming they would drive their motor home down to the southern parts of the U.S. as well as western Canada. They spent 22 years travelling in their motor home – dancing at square and round gatherings, swimming in the southern sunshine, playing cards and generally spending quality time as a couple. We all share so many precious memories of Peter Wodzinski and he will be dearly missed by all of us. We need to remember to celebrate his life – as he truly appreciated each day he had on earth and lived his life to the fullest. Even though it was time for Peter to leave us, his soul and legacy will go on for generations. Peter passed away peacefully April 2, 2012 with his wife and soul-mate of 64 years at his side. He is survived by his wife, Vera (nee Ehlert); daughter, Gail (Darwin) Mott; granddaughters, Trena (Adam) Doyle and Melanie Mott (Shaun Bryant); great grandsons, Carson, Austin and Pearson Doyle; sisters, Jean (John) Barney and Helen Rogers and sister-in-law, Jean Wawro, as well as numerous nieces and nephews. Peter is predeceased by his son, Wayne (2007); his parents, Peter and Pauline (nee Sidak); siblings, Katherine Wodzinski, Mary Borys, Ann Brown, Rose Skepnek, Francis Panich, Laura Schaefer and Mike Wodzinski; parents-in-law, Tony (Mary) Elhert (nee Hoeving) and brother-in-law, John Wawro. Prayers were said on Sunday, April 8 at 7:00 PM and a Mass of Christian Burial was held on Monday, April 9 at 10:30 AM. Both were held at St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church, Weyburn with Father Gerry Bauche celebrating. Interment took place at Hillcrest Cemetery, Weyburn.
WODZINSKI - Wayne Peter Anton. On Tuesday, May 29, 2007, Wayne Peter Anton Wodzinski passed away suddenly at the age of 55 years. Predeceased by his grandparents: Peter and Pauline Wodzinski and Tony and Mary Ehlert. Wayne is survived by his parents, Peter and Vera Wodzinski of Weyburn and by one sister, Gail (Darwin) Mott of Meadow Lake and their family, Trena (Adam) Doyle of Odessa, TX, USA and their children, Carson and Austin; and Melanie Mott of Nelson, New Zealand. Wayne was born May 15, 1952 at Weyburn. He lived his early years at Cedoux, then Weyburn where he received his education, graduating from the Weyburn Comprehensive with his Grade 12, then received his Heavy Duty Mechanic Journeyman from Kelsey Institute in Saskatoon. He also had his Class 1 -A license to become a Truck Driver. Wayne worked in Calgary, Edmonton and Taber as a mechanic and trucking. Some thirty years were spent farming in the Weyburn rural area. In his youth, Wayne participated in curling, baseball, hockey and swimming. He loved animals and socializing with people. He had a keen interest in trivia facts and enjoyed "Jeopardy" and playing cards along with participating in family functions. He was always anxious to lend a hand and was very conscientious about his work. Wayne was a social butterfly and loved to communicate and socialize with people, young and old. He will be dearly missed by all he knew and loved. Prayers were said Friday, June 1 at 7:00 p.m. at St. Vincent de Paul Roman Catholic Church. The Funeral Mass was held Saturday, June 2 at 1:30 p.m. from St. Vincent de Paul Roman Catholic Church, Weyburn with Father Gerry Bauche, Celebrant. Interment followed in Hillcrest Cemetery, Weyburn. All those in attendance were considered to be Honorary Pallbearers. The Active Pallbearers were: Floyd Davison, Michael Mainil, Lyle Jacobson, Lane Jacobson, Cam Kerr and Jackie Goski.
WOITON - Marie Sophie (nee Kosior) Woiton was born in Mckeesport, Pennsylvania. Maria, with her parents and family, moved to Canada in 1908 making their home on a farm at Jenner, AB. After working for a number of years in Alberta, Marie moved to Saskatchewan and married Nat in 1944. Together they filled their days with farming, family, friends and church. In 1964, Nat and Marie retired from farming and moved to Weyburn. Never known to rest, she became a member of St. Mary's Altar Society and cared for the LaRocque family as Michelle became her special little girl. Over the years, Marie's hobbies of gardening, caring for her flowers, sewing and baking was shared with many friends, neighbors and family, also winning may 'firsts' with her entries in Creelman and Weyburn Agricultural fairs. In 1992 she became a resident at the Weyburn Special Care Home where she met new friends and many wonderful caregivers. Marie will be remembered for her willingness to help others, her endless hours of sewing and crocheting and her warm smile. But most of all, Marie will be remembered for the love of her husband, daughters, grandchildren and her family. Marie was predeceased by her loving husband, Ignace "Nat"; brothers, Pete Kosior, Karl Kosior, August Kosior; sister, Helen Stapleton; son-in-law Ruff Duthie. She leaves to mourn her family whom she dearly loved: two daughters: Helen Duthie of Creelman; Joann (Gord) Kent of Calgary, AB; four grandchildren: Phyllis (Dave) Muchowski of Moose Jaw; Terri-Lynn (Gerry) Kent-Stroulger of Kelowna, BC; Colin Kent of Calgary; Kevin Kent of Calgary; two great grandchildren: Crystal (Travis) Lussier of Tulita, NT; and Shaun Muchowski of Moose Jaw. The active pallbearers were Willie Kosior, Mary Mott, Gerry Nelson, Lawrence Kosior, Jeffrey LaRocque. All in attendance were considered honorary pallbearers. Marie passed away May 12, 2001 at the age of 95 years. Mass of Christian Burial was held Wednesday, May 16 at 11:00 a.m. from St. Vincent de Paul Roman Catholic Church, Weyburn. Prayers were held Tuesday, May 15 at 7:00 p.m. from Hastings-Dionne Funeral Chapel, Weyburn. Interment followed at Hillcrest Cemetery, Weyburn.
WOODARD - Pauline (nee Herman), late of Weyburn passed away Wednesday, September 12, 2012 at the age of 98 years. Pauline was predeceased by her parents, Andrew and Pearl Herman; husband, Archibald Woodard; brothers, Nick, John, Steve, Peter and Bill; sisters, Mary Dudar, Lena Lulashnyk, Katherine Basaraba, Ann Herman and Jessie Gancher; as well as Archie’s sons, Bill (Rita) and Tom. She will be lovingly remembered by Archie’s grandchildren, Bill, John and Mary Lee (Wayne); many nieces and nephews; as well as numerous friends from her church and the nursing home. Pauline was born in Fishing River, MB on January 26, 1914. She left the farm in 1938 and came to Weyburn to help her sister, Mary Dudar and her four children, as Mary had her left arm amputated due to a sarcoma. Mary and Pauline were more than sisters; they were best friends and lived just down the alley from each other. Pauline had several housekeeping jobs and one happened to be at the home of a widower, Archie Woodard. Pauline and Archie were married in 1943. Archie had two sons, Bill and Tom. Tom was killed in action in 1944 at the age of 21, devastating news for Archie, but Pauline was there for him to share the great loss. Together they had many short trips to the northern states and Regina – which was very exciting in the 1940’s. Polly enjoyed gardening, baking for church sales, and cooking (selling perogies at 25 cents a dozen). Archie’s favorite meal was roast beef, Yorkshire pudding, and lemon pie—no one could match Aunt Polly’s. Not many could match her cooking and baking. The family has fond memories of her amazing bread, tarts, chicken soup and other favorites. She also enjoyed crocheting, and made many doilies and embroidered luncheon clothes. Archie passed away in 1962. At that time she worked at Mallay’s Restaurant, which was in the basement of the Holder Block. She also cared for Group Home clients for several years. Due to failing health she had to give up taking care of the ladies she loved and cared for. In 2001 unable to live on her own, Weyburn Special Care Home became her new home. She enjoyed all activities and staff who were very kind and caring. With failing health this past year she lost interest in activities. However, despite her failing health and severe arthritis, Polly always wore a dress with beads, with her hair and make up done. Polly was a strong, helpful and caring person who will be deeply missed by all who knew her. A prayer service was held Sunday, September 16 at 7:00 PM. Mass of Christian Burial was held Monday, September 17 at 10:30 am, both services were held from St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church, Weyburn, with Father Gerry Bauche celebrating. Pallbearers were Basil Woodard, Laurence Woodard, Darren Woodard, Louis Woodard, Michael Woodard, and Richard Woodard. Interment took place at Hillcrest Cemetery, Weyburn.
WORDEN - Erma Lavera Worden was born April 5, 1913 and died April 4, 2009, one day before her 96th birthday. Erma was born in Weyburn and lived her entire life there residing at the same address until she moved to Souris Valley Care Home and then to Tatagwa View Care Home. She was predeceased by her brother, Herb Worden, and her parents, Edmond and Gertrude Worden. She is survived by her nieces, Mary Lou Ast, Judy Worden and Connie Watson and their families, as well as many relatives in Ontario. Erma was a gifted pianist and could play any song by ear. She entertained her friends and family with her gift of music. She was also an excellent card player and belonged to a bridge club for many years. She loved the sun and enjoyed time at the family cottage at White Bear Lake. Erma began her working career at City Hall where she was employed as a bookkeeper for many years. After much persuasion by her brother she joined the family business, The Worden Company, a pioneer hardware and grocery store, where she did the books and worked as a clerk. When the store was sold she worked for a number of years at Kempton's Stationery. Erma was very connected to her relatives "Down East" and traveled to the Bowmanville area each fall to visit her cousins, Eileen and Lloyd Down, and attend many family reunions. Her nieces remember the anticipation they felt upon her return as she always purchased a stylish new outfit for each of them. Erma's family would like to thank her Tatagwa View Family, the staff of House 1, who looked after her with kindness, humour and love. A private family interment will take place at a later date.
WORDEN - Herbert John Worden passed away May 2, 2000 at the age of 91 years. He is predeceased by his parents, Gertrude and Edmond Worden; and by his wife, Gwen, who died on April 23, 2000. He is survived by his three daughters: Connie (Skip) Watson; Judy (Terry Mollory) Worden and Mary Lou (Brian) Ast; sister Erma Worden; grandchildren: Marcie, Rob (Jennifer) and Hal Watson; Jeffrey and Kevin Schreder; Heather, Joel and Keith Ast; two great grandchildren: Jacob and Alexandra Watson; brother-in-law, Keith (Doreen) Parsons of Abbotsford, BC. Herb was born on March 21, 1909 and lived his entire life in Weyburn. He joined his father in the hardware and grocery business in 1928 as a partner, and later as co-owner of The Worden Company, a pioneer business established in 1906. Throughout his life, he was an active member of the community serving in leadership roles, including president of the Weyburn Curling Club, Saskatchewan Curling Associa-tion, Fish and Game League, Young Fellows Club, Weyburn Figure Skating Club and Weyburn Cemetery Board. His interests over the years included: hunting, training his hunting dogs, curling, the family cottage at White Bear Lake and endless renovation projects. His love of family was all important and he celebrated in the accomplishments of each member. Herb died of a broken heart nine days after the death of Gwen, his wife of 58 years. A memorial service was held on Friday, May 5 at 11:00 a.m. from Grace United Church, Weyburn, with Bill Corkum officiating minister. Interment to follow at a later date.
WORDEN - Jessie Gwendolyn "Gwen" Marie (nee Parsons). On Sunday, April 23, 2000, Gwen Worden, late of Weyburn, passed away at the age of 82 years. Gwen is survived by her husband, Herb Worden of Weyburn; three daughters: Connie (Skip) Watson of Regina, Judy Worden (Terry Malloy) of Regina, and Mary Lou (Brian) Ast of Saskatoon; eight grandchildren: Marcie, Rob (Jennifer) and Hal Watson; Jeff and Kevin Schreder; Heather, Joel and Keith Ast; and two great grandchildren: Jacob and Alexandra Watson; one brother, Keith (Doreen) Parsons of Abbotsford, BC; and sister-in-law Erma Worden of Weyburn. Jessie Gwendolyn Marie Worden (nee Parsons) was born February 7, 1918 at Cotham, SK. She grew up in Grenfell, Regina and Moosomin, then moved to Weyburn to enter psychiatric nursing. In 1941 she married Herb Worden, and they spent many happy years together at their Assiniboia Street home. Gwen will be remembered for her strong commitment to her family and friends. She enjoyed her home, neighborhood and vacationing at Carlyle Lake. Her grandchildren were her pride and joy, and she thought it was so nice that they wanted to come to Grandma's house for Christmas or other celebrations. Gwen was an avid curler. She competed twice in the Canadian Ladies' Senior Curling Championship and was awarded an honorary life membership in the Saskatchewan Ladies' Curling Association. Funeral service was held Friday, April 28 at 2:30 p.m. from Grace United Church, Weyburn, with Marilyn Anderson Corkum, officiating minister. All those in attendance were considered to be honorary pallbearers. The active pallbearers were her grandchildren. Cremation with interment to follow.
WORRALL - Ernest Guy Worrall passed away peacefully and was promoted to glory after a battle with cancer on Tuesday, February 1, 2000. Predeceased by his parents, Joseph and Elizabeth Worrall; two brothers: Wilfred (infant), and Norman Worrall; and his wife Rose Worrall. Ernie is survived by his two daughters: June (Tony) Feist of Whitecourt, AB, and Pat (Tom) Schutz of Weyburn; 11 grandchildren: Brenda Kallenbach of Whitecourt, AB; Louise (Art) Larner of Edmonton, AB; Paula (Jim) Madsen of Venezuela; Terry Feist of Whitecourt; Randy (Shelly) Feist of Whitecourt; Pam (Rodger) Allain of Whitecourt; David Feist of Vermilion, AB; Robyn Feist of Whitecourt; Meaghan Feist of Whitecourt; Shari Schutz of Saskatoon; and Shawn Schutz of Regina; and 13 great grandchildren, three sisters: Lititia Biggs of Weyburn; Ethel (Reg) Hawthorne of Burnaby, BC; and Ivy (Jim) Hinks of Kelowna, BC; as well as numerous nieces and nephews. Ernie was born in Ogema, SK on June 20, 1915. He lived most of his life in Weyburn working at the Co-op Creamery from age 16 to retirement. During his time with the creamery he held many positions including cream tester, butter maker, milk deliverer, boiler maker, refrigeration technician and plant superintendent. He married Rose Townsend in 1940. They were blessed with two daughters, June and Pat. Ernie attended and has been a soldier of the Salvation Army all of his life. There, he served the Lord as Bandsman, Bandmaster, Corps. Sergeant-Major, worked in the League of the Mercy, and Red Shield. Singing at the nursing homes was always a joy for him as music was very much a part of his life. For a few years, he sang in a Salvation Army group called 'The Kings Combo'. Ernie loved the simple things in life: music, feeding the birds, traveling to visit his family, and going for rides to take in God's beautiful creation. He loved children and always had treats on hand for these special visitors. His patience, kindness, love and sense of humor made him into a man that won't soon be forgotten. Viewing was held Friday, February 4 between 7 and 9 p.m. from the chapel at Hastings-Dionne Funeral Home. A celebration of Ernie's life was held Saturday, February 5 at 3:30 p.m. from the Salvation Army Weyburn Corps with Majors Larry and Eileen Williams officiating. Interment followed at Green Acres Memorial Gardens, Weyburn. The active pallbearers were: Robert Connelly, Kelly Connelly, Gerry Miles, Abe Driedger, Barry Katschke and Jack O'Dell. The honorary pallbearers were: Basil Holyer, Terrance Feist, A. Randall Feist, Shawn Schutz, David Feist and Robyn Feist. Special thanks to the nurses and staff on 1C North at the Souris Valley Regional Care Center, for their exceptional tender care; and to all of our friends and neighbors for their many acts of kindness.
WRIGHT - Leslie Albert. On Tuesday, August 3, 1999, Leslie Albert Wright, late of Weyburn, passed away at Souris Valley Extended Care Centre, at the age of 83 years. Predeceased by his father and mother, Ephraim and Zella Wright; and four brothers; Melville, Leo, Ralph and Rodger. Leslie is survived by his wife, May Wright of Weyburn; his son, Darcy (Denise) Wright of Estevan; his grandchildren: Michael of Regina; Dyana of Estevan; and Daryl of Estevan; one sister, Hannah Morrish of Thunder Bay, ON; one sister-in-law, Laura Wright of Thunder Bay, ON; one brother-in-law, Reg (Edna) Worton of Devonshire, England; special friend, Helen Chambers of Kemptonville, ON; as well as many nieces and nephews. Leslie Albert Wright was born July 13, 1916 at Montmartre, SK. He was raised on the farm and received his grade seven education. Leslie enjoyed working on the farm as he loved anything connected with the land and nature. He helped build highway 48 near Montmartre with a team and wagon. He lived at Wolseley prior to enlisting, and served from 1940 to 1945 with the first Canadian Survey Regiment R.C.A. in North Africa, Sicily, Italy, France, Belgium and Holland. On September 25, 1943 Leslie married May Alice Worton at St. John's Anglican Church, Frederick Crescent Brixton SW 9 in London, England. He lived at Huronville, Moffat, Greenville areas, Kayville for six years, Creelman for six months, Handsworth for two years, Oungre for 12 years and Weyburn for 20 years. Leslie was a grain buyer from 1957 to 1978, but always was a farmer at heart. He and his wife worked as a married couple on farms in the Francis area from 1946 to 1957, and was a hunter, fisherman and horseman. He enjoyed golfing, curling, horseshoes and travelling all across Canada. He also enjoyed baseball and was a left handed baseball pitcher. His whole life was a special event and he had a great love for his family. A memorial service was held Saturday, September 4 at 10:00 a.m. from the auditorium of the Royal Canadian legion in Weyburn, with Rev. John Ferrier officiating. Interment followed in Green Acres Memorial Gardens, Weyburn.
YEIK - Louise Marion (nee Springer) Yeik passed away December 28, 2011 at the age of 96 years. Louise was born in Bromley Township in Northcote, Ontario, where she grew up on the family farm. She was born to her parents Gustava and Martha Springer, she was the oldest of five children. Louise took her schooling at Northcote until Grade 8, as times were hard she couldn’t further her education so she went to work where small town wages were $6.00 a month. She later went to the city of Ottawa until she got married. While she was in Ottawa she took night classes taking sewing lessons. Louise is predeceased by her husband Henry Yeik, her parents Gustava and Martha Springer, brothers Florian Springer and Lawrence Springer, a sister Martha Behm also sisters-in-law Mable Springer, Amy Springer, brothers-in-law Henry Behm and Leonard Quast. She leaves to mourn her passing, two sons Lawrence (Carole) Yeik, Donald (Jean) Yeik, four grandchildren, Cory (Anita) Yeik, Stacey (Jesse) Yeik, Shane (Lynn) Yeik, Lana Yeik and three great grandchildren, Austin, Bryanna, Casey and her 90 year old sister Rose Quast in Renfrew Ontario. In 1937 Louise married Henry Yeik of Weyburn and made her home here for over 70 years. They had two sons Lawrence and Donald. After the boys grew up Louise started to work at the Union Hospital and was there 24 years until her retirement. She was a great lover of nature, enjoying sitting on her swing watching the birds and squirrels which she fed daily. She took great pride in her yard, garden and flowers. She took many prizes for her flowers, vegetables and hand craft work at the Weyburn Agricultural Fair and flower show each year. In her younger years did a lot of crafts, she also was a great quilter and sewed many tops for the E.L.W and loved to cook and bake. She loved to travel all her life and after her retirement took many tours overseas till her health didn’t permit it any longer. She was a member of the Lutheran faith all her life and a faithful worker and member. She was a member of the Ladies Aid (now the E.L.W) since 1937 and also a life member of the Weyburn Horticultural Society. Louise also looked forward to the first Monday of every month in order to take the bus tour to the Casino in Regina. She loved to play and beat people at cards, and did so right up to the time of her death. This included beating all her family in cribbage in October of this year when she traveled to Renfrew, Ontario for her younger sister’s 90th birthday celebration. It was said she taught the cousins there a new saying “feel the breeze” as she would peg by them in crib! She was a gem of a lady who was dearly loved and will be sorely missed by family, friends and neighbours at Legion Towers where she resided the last four years. A prayer service was held, Thursday, January 5, 2012 at 7:00 PM from Fletcher Funeral Chapel, Weyburn. A funeral service was held Friday, January 6, 2012 at 2:00 PM from Zion Lutheran Church, Weyburn; both services officiated by Pastor Martin Olson. Interment took place at Hillcrest Cemetery, Weyburn.
YORK - Patricia Ann York passed away on Sunday, June 6, 2004 in Weyburn, at the age of 70 years. Patricia was born in Weyburn to Dan and Dorothy Williams and lived her whole life in Weyburn. She attended public and high school here in Weyburn, winning the Governor General's medal in high school for academic excellence. On Saturday, June 15, 1957 Patricia married Jim York. She was a registered nurse and nursed at the Weyburn General Hospital for a number of years. She also co-owned and operated York Jewellers. Patricia enjoyed gardening, painting, puzzles, astronomy and reading. She was a member of the Eastern Star as well as the Weyburn Kinette Club. Predeceased by her parents Dan and Dorothy Williams. Patricia is survived by her husband of 46 years, Jim York of Weyburn; two sons: Alan (Janice) York of Weyburn and children: Ryan and Kyle; Michael (Diane) York of Saskatoon and children: Jordan, Jessica and Joshua; her sisters: Sylvia (Bernie) Kirkness of Estevan, Margaret (Calvin) McCormick of Weyburn, Jane Allary of Kamloops, BC and Susan (Terry) Steadman of Lumsden as well as numerous nieces and nephews. A graveside service was held on Thursday, June 10 at 11:00 a.m. at Hillcrest Cemetery with Gary W. Goran officiating.
YOUNG - Audrey (March 23, 1918 - November 3, 2011) Audrey passed away in Vernon, BC, where she had made her home for the past ten years, on November 3, 2011. She was predeceased by her husband of sixty years, Dr. Sidney Young and her beloved grandson Scott Mann. Audrey is survived by three daughters and their families: Sandra (Cal) Haverstock, Shannon Haverstock, Brennan (Sandra) Haverstock and their children Matthew and MacKenzie; Susan (Ross) Keith, Courtney Keith, Lindsay (Daniel) Torrie, Colin Keith, and Robbie Keith; Sherrie (John) Mann, Kim Mann, and Brent Mann (Lesley Frost). She is also survived by sister-in-law, Grace Cutler of Victoria and caring nephew Robert Young of Winnipeg. Audrey was born in Ashford, Kent, England and emigrated to Saskatchewan with her parents following World War I. She grew up in Weyburn, Saskatchewan and then completed Registered Nursing requirements at Moose Jaw Union Hospital. It was there that she met and fell in love with a young doctor. They married at the outbreak of World War II and soon after Sid shipped out to Europe in service of the Canadian Army Medical Corps. He would not return until War's end in 1945. He left behind his young pregnant wife. Audrey returned to Weyburn during those war years to work as a nurse and raise their daughter, Sandra. Following Sid's return to Canada, the family moved to Regina, where Sid began a surgical practice and Audrey went about setting up a household. In the ensuing years, the family increased by two more daughters, and Audrey immersed herself in organizing and running family life. In her younger years, Audrey exhibited athletic abilities on the basketball court and in track and field events. She also was an excellent swimmer. As her children grew, she found more time to renew these abilities as she pursued recreational and competitive golf. Audrey was an avid football fan and for many years held season tickets with the Saskatchewan Roughriders. In later years she never missed her team's televised games. Special places for Audrey included Waskesiu Lake, B Say Tah Beach, and Laguna Beach, California. She enjoyed life in the Okanagan, particularly trips to Silver Star, Osoyoos, Kalamalka Lake and the local wineries. Special times were anytimes involving her grandchildren. A private family service will be held in Vernon. Audrey will be interred along side her husband following a private family service in Regina.
YOUNG - Mervin Elmer. On Tuesday, November 13, 2001, Mervin Elmer Young, late of Weyburn, passed away at the Weyburn General Hospital, at the age of 77 years. Predeceased by his parents, Stanford and Catherine Young; five brothers: Robert, Stanford, Donald, Andrew and Frank; and two sisters: Heather Young and Marie Heard. Mervin is survived by one sister, Margaret Chico of Weyburn, and his nieces and nephews. Mervin was born November 9, 1924 at Yorkton. He served overseas in the army during World War II in the theatre service from 1941 to 1945. He was a trucker for most of his life, hauling out of Edmonton for Northwest Commercial Trucking. He lived in Edmonton until about 1985, then moved to Lang for approximately 10 years, and has lived in Weyburn for four years, residing at Legion Towers at the time of his passing. Mervin enjoyed reading and more reading. He liked meeting new friends and visiting with old friends. He was a member of the Royal Canadian Legion and the Elks Club, and the Lions Club while he lived in Lang. Mervin loved his family and the special friends that he made in his many years of trucking. A graveside service was held Monday, November 19 at Hillcrest Cemetery, Weyburn, with Rev. John Ferrier officiating. The Royal Canadian Legion also held a Last Post Service. Weyburn Legion members were honorary pallbearers.
YOUNG - Tyler Shawn Young, age 44 years, passed away suddenly on Friday, March 2, 2001. He was born and raised in Weyburn. Tyler moved to Vernon, BC over 20 years ago to pursue a trade as a sheet metal worker and was currently working for Allied Blower Sheet Metal. Tyler is survived by his two daughters: Amy, 15 years and Grace, age 13 years, both of Vernon; his father, Michael Young of Weyburn; sister: Robin (Wayne) Embree of Regina; brother: Randal of Weyburn; sisters: Rebecca (Jerry) Ruscheinsky of Surrey, BC, and Bonita Erb of Weyburn; as well as numerous nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his mother, Della Young in 1995. On Friday, March 16, at 2:00 p.m., a memorial service was held for Tyler from the Chapel of Pleasant Valley Funeral Home, with Pastor Sean Wong officiating. Arrangements have been entrusted to the Pleasant Valley Funeral Home, BC. A memorial service will be held on Friday, March 23, 2001 from Fletcher Funeral Chapel, Weyburn, with Rev. John Ferrier officiating.
YUZYK - Martha Doloris (nee Ogieglo) at the age of 70, passed away peacefully at home surrounded by family. She was predeceased by her mother, Mary Ogieglo; father, Joseph Ogieglo; stepfather, Edward Ogieglo, mother-in-law, Anne Yuzyk; father-in-law, Michael Yuzyk, two brothers, Edward and Ted Ogieglo; and one grandson, Glen Yuzyk. Left to cherish her memory are her husband, Stan Yuzyk; her children, Cheryl (Stan) Kachmarski; Michael (Sandi), Edward, Francis (Raylene); Sheldon (Josie) Yuzyk; sisters, Teresa Phillips; Monica (Allen) Thiel; brother, Emil (Kris) Ogieglo and sister-in-law, Barbara Ogieglo; nine grandchildren, Stephen, Zacharry, Michael, Kathryn, Peter, Marisa, Trevor, Jason Yuzyk, Nathan Kachmarski; and many nieces and nephews. Martha was born on July 19, 1938 in Cedoux and after graduating with honours went on to complete her teacher training at the Saskatchewan Teacher's College in Moose Jaw. She taught in Moose Jaw, Saskatoon and Weyburn before settling down with Stan to raise a family. In 1968, they moved to Saskatoon where Martha enjoyed working at SIAST until her retirement in 2003. A creative, caring woman of deep faith, Martha was a devoted wife, mother and an active volunteer in her parish, Holy Spirit. She loved to play golf and won numerous tournaments over the years. Martha enjoyed visiting with family and friends, gardening and spending time at the cottage. At the end of a busy day, she would curl up with a good book. She will be sadly missed. The Vigil for Martha was held on Tuesday, July 29, 2008 and the Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated on Wednesday, July 30 with Very Rev. Father Don Hamel presiding and with Rev. Father Ken Beck concelebrating. Both services were held at Holy Spirit Roman Catholic Parish, Saskatoon. Interment took place at Hillcrest Memorial Gardens.
ZABOROWSKI - Joseph. On Friday, September 22, 2006, Joseph Zaborowski, late of Weyburn, passed away at the age of 74 years. Predeceased by his parents, Ladislas and Odile Zaborowski; his first wife, (Cecile) Czeslawa; and two infant brothers. Joseph is survived by his second wife, Margaret Zaborowski of Weyburn; his only daughter, Odile and son-in-law, David Statt of Regina; two grandsons, Derrick and Andrew Statt; step-son, Kim and step-daughter-in-law, Divine Fraser of Nigeria, Africa; two step granddaughters, Katelyn and Destiny Fraser; as well as relatives in France and Poland, and numerous friends from all corners of the world. A graveside service was held Tuesday, September 26, at 2:00 p.m. from Hillcrest Cemetery, Weyburn, with Rev. John Ferrier officiating. Following the Interment, a memorial lunch was held at 2:30 at the Weyburn Legion Hall.
ZASTROW - Bradley William. On Tuesday, August 31, 1999 Bradley William Zastrow, late of Weyburn, passed away peacefully with family by his side, at the age of 46. Predeceased by his parents Robbie and Alma, and an infant son Tanner, he will be sadly missed and lovingly remembered by his wife Pam, son Brendan and daughter Nicole, all of Weyburn. His sister Myrna McCrystal, Regina, and brothers Bob (Gloria) Zastrow, Onoway, AB, and Jeff (Melanie) Zastrow, Yellow Grass. His mother-in-law and father-in-law Frank and Myriel Fellner of Weyburn. Aunts and uncle: Mabel Backlin, Ida Garritty, Phyllis (Lawrence) Weimer and Jack (Joyce) Bernard, all of Weyburn, as well as numerous nephews, nieces and cousins. Brad was born June 6, 1953 in Weyburn and lived the first part of his life in Trossachs. He went to school in Trossachs and Yellow Grass. It was during this time that he developed a love for the land and his obsession with all things mechanical. He was actively involved in 4-H, taking pride in the calves that he raised to show each summer at the Weyburn fair. When he was old enough and had enough money he purchased his first car and over the years he owned about 38 vehicles. It was also during this time that he started out working first at the Gulf station in Weyburn, then at Canada Wire and Cable, Standard General Construction in Edmonton, Standard Glass and for the past 20 years managing Speedy Auto Glass here in Weyburn, and also farming at Khedive for the past eight years. In September of 1988 he and Pam were married in Weyburn and they enjoyed travelling until their family started; first Brendan in 1991, Nicole in 1995, and then Tanner in 1996. It was Brad who sat by Tanner during his short life at the Regina General Hospital. Brad was a very loving husband and father and friend to many. We will all miss him. Brad was laid to rest Saturday, September 4 from St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church with Father Francis Hengen celebrant and Reverend Bill Corkum officiating. Interment followed at Green Acres Memorial Gardens. Honorary pallbearers were his nephews Craig McCrystal, Bobbie Zastrow, Chris Zastrow, Tim Zastrow, Terry Zastrow and Drew Filyk
ZASTROW - Pamela Mary (nee Fellner) was born on September 15, 1959 to proud parents Frank and Myriel Fellner of Khedive. She was raised in Khedive and went to school there from Grades 1 through 8. She completed her education in Pangman, graduating from Grade 12 in 1977. After completing grade school, Pam moved to Weyburn and started working at Souris Valley Extended Care Hospital. Pam met and fell in love with Brad Zastrow and they were married on September 24, 1988. Their happiness grew with the arrival of son, Brendan Francis on January 27, 1991 and daughter Nicole Marie on August 15, 1995. They lost a son, Tanner, in April of 1996. In 1999 Brad was diagnosed with cancer and passed away in August of that year. Through this all Pam remained a tower of strength and her thoughts were always for her family. Pam’s love for family was shown every day, in everyday things, the things that mean so much – cooking a favourite meals, washing clothes, going on a family vacation, taking Mom for groceries, going to Regina shopping for clothes with Nicki, and watching Brendan play ball. Pam’s greatest joy was her family. She was very proud of her children. Brendan bowled, played baseball and football. When he was in Grade 11 his team won the provincial football title. There was no prouder parent than Pam. Nicole was involved in dance, basketball, choir and school musicals. Nicole is also an honour student at the Weyburn Comprehensive High School and Pam was equally proud of her achievements. When Nicole started school Pam went back to work as a special needs teacher’s aide. Pam’s love affair with football started at an early age, attending football games with her family when she was six. Her coaching and playing career started a little later. Her friends can remember Pam teaching the girls to play football at school. She continued to be an avid football fan throughout her life. She was also a fan and supporter of the Weyburn Red Wings and the family had season tickets for many years. Pam has touched our lives in many ways. She was a great mother, a caring daughter, a loyal and trustworthy friend. As her children said, she was the strongest person we know. This was never more true than when she faced her last battle. Pam was diagnosed with cervical cancer in December of 2010. She passed away on Sunday, November 20, 2011. There are no words that can describe our feelings, of how much we love and respect Pam. Her courage, strength, and determination is an inspiration to us all. Pam was predeceased by her husband Brad Zastrow; son Tanner Zastrow (in infancy); father Frank Fellner; father-in-law Robbie Zastrow; mother-in-law Alma Zastrow; brother-in-law Bob Zastrow; and sister-in-law Myrna McCrystal. She leaves to mourn her death, son Brendan Zastrow (Chantel Johnston); daughter Nicole Zastrow; mother Myriel Fellner; brother-in-law Jeff (Melanie) Zastrow; sister-in-law Gloria Zastrow; and numerous aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, cousins and close friends. A memorial service was held on Wednesday, November 23 from Grace United Church, Weyburn, with Reverend M. Barnabas officiating. Interment took place at Green Acres Memorial Gardens, Weyburn.
ZIOLKOWSKI - Elsa (nee Tribiger) late of Weyburn, passed away on Friday, October 5, 2007 at the age of 73 years. Elsa was predeceased by her parents, Emil and Natalie Tribiger; sister, Ericka Quast; brother, Ed Tribiger and seven other siblings. Elsa is survived by her husband, Peter Ziolkowski, Weyburn; her children: Beverley (Anthony) Brannen and their family, Jeffery and Elyse, Dapp, AB, Veronica Ziolkowski, Regina, Dale (Laurie) Ziolkowski and their family, Jennifer, Krysten and Taylor, Saskatoon, Kevin (Shelley) Ziolkowski and their family, Kyle and Chelsea, Weyburn, Mark (Kelly) Ziolkowski and their family, Noah and Ryan, Regina; a sister, Bertha (Ed) Eisbrenner, Winnipeg, MB; brothers: Ron Tribier, Moose Jaw, Wally (Bernie) Trieber, Lethbridge, AB, sisters-in-law: Lil Tribiger, Weyburn, Olga (Harry) Forsberg, Weyburn; brothers-in-law: Charlie Quast, Winnipeg Beach, MB, and Alex (Louise) Ziolkowski, Leduc, AB; as well as many nieces and nephews. Elsa was born March 7, 1934 in Poland to Emil and Natalie Tribiger. She came to Canada in 1949 settling in the Lampman area. The family moved to Weyburn a few years later. She worked at several local businesses until marrying Peter Ziolkowski in 1954 at Zion Lutheran Church. Elsa's life was centered on building a life and home with Peter. She worked at Souris Valley Extended Care Centre for 13 years having made many friends during that time. This was followed by caring for children in her home. Elsa had many interests both inside the home and out. She particularly enjoyed activities with the ladies group of the church. She was a loving and devoted wife, mother and grandmother and will be greatly missed. The funeral service was held at Zion Lutheran Church on Wednesday, October 10, at 2:00 p.m. with Pastor Martin Olson officiating. The active pallbearers were Jeffery Brannen, Kyle Ziolkowski, Bryan Wilson, Cedric Wilson, Wally Trieber, and Alex Ziolkowski. Interment followed at Hillcrest Cemetery, Weyburn.
ZIMMERMAN -Lillian Dora Louise (nee Dreher) passed away on Saturday, August 9, 2008 at the age of 80 years at the Weyburn Special Care Home, Weyburn. Lillian was born on October 15, 1927 on the Wertz Homestead in Bromhead to Albert and Louise Dreher. Lillian and her twin sister, Lavern were the youngest in a family of seven. They were raised on a farm North of Bromhead. Lillian attended Romford School and then went to Bromhead High School. On November 23, 1947, Lillian married Clifford Howard Bloor in Weyburn. After Clifford passed away she then met Matthew Zimmerman and they married on November 15, 1990 in Weyburn. During Lillian's life she was a homemaker, a Correspondent for the Weyburn Review, a Freelance Artist and an Illustrator. Lillian really enjoyed art, ceramics, artistic diaries, painting with oil, acrylic & watercolors, as well as bowling. She was a member of the Community of Christ Church, and was a Sunday School Teacher. Throughout Lillian's life she lived in Bromhead for 48 years, Torquay for 7 years and then moved to Weyburn in 1982 and lived here for 26 years. Lillian was a loving, caring person with a passion for art. Lillian was very proud of her artistic diaries. In the 1960's she was commissioned to of a variety of works of art for Mainprize Park. Lillian became very proficient in painting with oils, acrylics and water colors. Friends and family spent many hours enjoying Lillian's diaries, paintings and her other works of art. Everyone that knew Lillian will truly miss her. Lillian was predeceased by her parents, Albert and Louise Dreher; first husband, Clifford Howard Bloor; second husband, Matthew Zimmerman; brothers, Henry Dreher, Vernon Dreher and Reuben Dreher; sister-in-law, Emma Dreher, and brother-in-law, Cecil Brenholen. Lillian will be lovingly remembered by her children, Carol Forsberg of Olds, AB, Bruce (Loraine) Bloor of Midale, Greg (Brenda) Bloor of Weyburn, Grant (Barbara) Bloor of Regina, Michael (Norma) Bloor of Weyburn and Keith (Helene) Bloor of Halifax, NS; thirteen grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; sister, Mary (Irwin) Hainsworth & twin sister, Lavern Brenholen; brother, Bert Dreher; sister-in-law, Florence Dreher, as well as numerous nieces, nephews, relatives and friends. The Memorial Service was held on Wednesday, August 13, 2008 at 2:00 P.M. from Fletcher Funeral Chapel, Weyburn with Elder Dale Williams officiating. The Interment took place in Hillcrest Cemetery, Weyburn
ZIMMERMAN - Peter Paul. On Thursday, February 18, 1999, Peter Paul Zimmerman, late of Weyburn, passed away at the age of 85 years. Predeceased by his parents, Anton and Rose Zimmerman; three sisters: Florence Styre, Isabelle Soroka and Pauline McGillicky; one brother, Frank Zimmerman; two sisters-in-law: Elma Zimmerman and Gertie Zimmerman; six brothers-in-law: John Soroka, Roy McGillicky, Roger Blain Sr.; Gordon McKnight, Gavin Mohns and Barney Styre Sr.; and two infant granddaughters. Peter is survived by his loving wife of 55 years, Sadie of Weyburn; one daughter, Carol Anne (Ernest) Kot of Weyburn; three grandsons: Laverne Kot of Weyburn; Mike (Rhonda) Kot of Weyburn; and Nick Kot of Regina; two brothers: Tony Zimmerman of Regina, and Ralph (Violet) Zimmerman of Stoughton; four sisters: Caroline McKnight of Weyburn; Gertrude Blain of Stoughton; Edith Mohns of Prince George, BC; and Eleanor (Gilbert) Vipond of Weyburn; as well as several nieces, nephews and cousins. Peter was born November 23, 1913 in Torquay, SK. He married Sadie Schmidt on June 8, 1943. Peter worked for the CNR for 32 years, the last 25 as section foreman until retirement in 1979. Peter and Sadie have resided in Weyburn since 1970. As a young man he was an avid baseball player and curler, and in later years became a TV sports fan. He was a faithful member of the Roman Catholic Church all his life and was very proud of being a fourth degree Knights of Columbus. Sadie and Peter celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary in 1993. Prayers were said Sunday, February 21 at 7:30 p.m. from St. Vincent de Paul Roman Catholic Church, Weyburn. The funeral mass was held Monday, February 22 at 10:30 a.m. from St. Vincent de Paul Roman Catholic Church, with Father Francis Hengen celebrant. Interment followed in Hillcrest Cemetery, Weyburn. All those in attendance were considered to be honorary pallbearers. The active pallbearers were his grandsons: Laverne Kot, Michael Kot, Nicholas Kot and Roger Blain along with Knights of Columbus, Tatt Benning and Peter Broccolo. The Knights of Columbus served as honor guard.
ZIOLKOWSKI - Veronica Lynn Ziolkowski passed away on Monday April 4, 2011 at the age of 55 years. She was predeceased by her mother, Elsa Ziolkowski. Veronica is survived by her father, Peter Ziolkowski, Weyburn; her sister, Beverley (Anthony) Brannen and their family, Jeffery and Elyse, Dapp, AB, three brothers: Dale (Laurie) Ziolkowski and their family, Jennifer, Krysten and Taylor, Saskatoon, Kevin (Shelley) Ziolkowski and their family, Kyle and Chelsea, Weyburn, Mark (Kelly) Ziolkowski and their family, Noah and Ryan, Regina. Veronica was born in Weyburn on March 2, 1956. She attended Haig School, Weyburn Junior High and Weyburn Comprehensive High School, and then went on to attend Reliance Business College in Regina. She then joined the office of the Ministry of Health, Population of Health Branch as an Administrative Assistant where she continued to work up until her passing. Veronica enjoyed reading and visiting with family and friends. Funeral Service will be held on Monday April 11, 2011 at 11:00 am from Zion Lutheran Church Weyburn, SK with pastor Martin Olson, officiating. Interment will follow at Hillcrest Cemetery, Weyburn, SK.
ZULA - Rosie Evelyn (nee Piwowarski). On Tuesday, September 16, 2003, Rosie Evelyn Zyla, passed away at Weyburn Special Care Home at the age of 93 years. Predeceased by her parents, Lawrence and Anna (nee Lipowiecki) Piwowarski; seven brothers, five sisters, one infant daughter, one infant granddaughter; son Edmund; and by her husband Andrew Zyla. Rosie is survived by her daughters: Elaine (Hector) Bouvier of Milkriver, AB; Lois (Louis) Ternes of Maple Creek; Margaret Zyla of Calgary, AB; sons: Ted Zyla of Weyburn; Ed (Amy) Zyla of Cedoux; 11 grandchildren and 11 great grandchildren; one sister Lillian Mryglod of Saskatoon; and many nieces and nephews. Rosie was born May 30, 1910 on the family farm in the Cedoux district. The second of 13 siblings, she was raised on the farm where they all worked very hard. She worked in cafes in small surrounding towns. She took her Catechism at Holy Trinity Church. On October 27, 1927, Rosie married Andrew Zyla at Holy Trinity Church in Cedoux. They farmed in the Cedoux district for 60 years then retired to Weyburn. Rosie took great pride in homemaking. When her six children were young, she canned 36 quarts of peas, and similar amounts of other fruits and vegetables every year. Rosie took pride in her annual gardens, harvesting the last large garden at 91 years of age. She also enjoyed quilting, sewing, cooking, doing cross-word puzzles, visiting local tourist attractions and facilitating family celebrations. She was a member of the Ladies Altar Society at Holy Trinity Church in the Cedoux district prior to retirement. The entire Cedoux community sponsored and attended their 25th wedding anniversary celebration and gave them a chest of silverware. She enjoyed attending family and friends' weddings, graduations, and other special celebrations. She enjoyed her vacation to Niagara Falls, Michigan and Alberta. She kept a daily diary for 55 years. Rosie took great pride in the achievements of her children and grandchildren, and had a special love for family members, family pets and farm animals. She always had severe feelings of loss and sorrow as family members and friends passed away. Prayers were said Friday, September 19 at 7:30 p.m. from Fletcher Funeral Chapel, Weyburn, with Mary Ann Seitz presiding. The funeral mass was held Saturday, September 20 at 1:00 p.m. from St Vincent de Paul Roman Catholic Church, Weyburn, with Father Albert Schmitz Celebrant. Interment followed in Hillcrest Cemetery, Weyburn: Sec. C, Row 2, Grave 1. Honorary pallbearers were: Jean Balasa, Hazel Ennos, Isabelle Lamb and Lillian Mryglod. The active pallbearers were: Desiree Bouvier, Kimmie Mus, Diane Ternes, Rodger Ternes, Dean Ternes and Lloyd Zyla.